The National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences forced a scarlet-faced HBO to renounce two Emmy nominations that its feature-length docu "Paradise Lost" had earned last week in the NATAS-sponsored…
Australia's Beyond Distribution has snared worldwide distribution rights to two TV shows from Ireland's Tyrone Prods. about the Emerald Isle's biggest-ever stage export, "Riverdance."
Using a bait-and-switch approach, TNT and Galen Films coax viewers to view "Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western." Promising to explore "myths, legends, heroes, stars, history and the tremendous…
Universal TV has inked a deal with Grammy Award-winning gospel/hip-hop musician Kirk Franklin to develop a TV sitcom produced by Ralph Farquhar.
France's giant pay TV operator Canal Plus Thursday reported provisional consolidated revenue of 6.264 billion French francs ($1.01 billion) for the first six months of 1997, a gain of 15.2% from the…
Yet another reality show surfaces with a six-week trial run. This one's an extension of the late Robert Ripley's original concept of startling, sometimes unbelievable, subjects such as cobra…
Quincy Jones and David Salzman spent most of Thursday working feverishly on the Monday premiere of their new latenight strip "Vibe," even as word surfaced that the pair are in the process of…
A&E and History Channel, which together will spin off about $400 million in revenues for 1997, have rewarded two of their top executives with promotions: Brooke Bailey Johnson and Dan Davids, upped…
The USA Network and its sister Sci-Fi Channel are in the midst of a $7.5 million on-air TV branding campaign that includes USA's first-ever broadcast media buy.
Sunday's two-hour premiere episode of the MGM Worldwide TV Group series "Stargate SG-1" generated for Showtime's highest-ever ratings for a series premiere and ranks as the highest-rated original…
Darryl (Chill) Mitchell, who was last seen as the lunch-counter owner on NBC's "The John Larroquette Show," has been signed to star in the network's new Kirstie Alley sitcom, "Veronica's Closet."