Director Bill D'Elia, working from a script by "Chicago Hope" scribes Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, breaks format and takes the five-season-old hospital drama into its riskiest, most original…
The complaints from TV composers cover a lot of familiar territory: They want more time to score scenes; larger budgets to afford more orchestrations; and lengthier main themes. "Even Andy Griffith…
Kenneth Branagh has replaced the previously announced Anthony Hopkins as narrator of the epic Turner Original Prods. 24-hour documentary series "Cold War," with Hopkins forced to drop his commitment…
Docu on the life and career of the late comedian Gilda Radner adds little to what's already known, but it's a loving account. As a vidbiog, the docu plays like an uncritical collection of clips…
Two weeks before "Mad About You" debuted on NBC, music impresario Don Was crossed paths with Paul Reiser at the airport. In short order, a theme song was born. "It happened very serendipitously,"…
Rupert Murdoch's Oz cabler Foxtel is poised for a vicious lawsuit with Australia's antitrust watchdog as hopes fade for a smooth passage of its A$650 million ($481 million) merger with embattled…
Sony Corp., Sharp Corp. and Philips Electronics N.V. have developed a test 42-inch-wide, flat-panel PALC (plasma addressed liquid crystal display). The displays are thinner than conventional monitors.
Cable's Sci-Fi Channel on Nov. 2 will participate in what it is calling the first-ever live drama simulcast on both national TV and the Internet when it airs an adaptation of the H.G. Wells tale…
Despite a disastrous weekend, down 30% from year-ago results, NBC remains the unchallenged leader in primetime Nielsen results for the Oct. 6-12 week.
TBS has grabbed the first broadcast window to Polygram's Michael Douglas starrer "The Game" after outbidding the USA Network in an auction that catapulted the price to a strapping $8 million.