CBS sent "Joan of Arc," Michael Landon, "Dr. Quinn" and the Daytime Emmys to do battle with NBC last week, but it wasn't enough to win the monthlong May sweeps war.
Hoping that lightning can strike twice, Showtime reunites acting powerhouses Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott for another remake of a classic (the first was "12 Angry Men"). In their updated script…
King World Prods.' syndie yakker "The Martin Short Show" has landed on WCBS New York, filling the last major hole in its station lineup in preparation for its fall bow.
While Fox cut the majority of reality shows from its fall schedule, the network has ordered three reality series as backups.
TV's annual upfront ad buying derby is off to a fast and furious start, with advertisers said to be lining up early to do deals for early morning and evening news programs and with the red hot WB.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Europe will ink an agreement for the acquisition of a stake in Italy's second digital TV platform, Stream, on Saturday, Murdoch's representative for European affairs and…
Studios USA is in for a fight with some of its "Jerry Springer" station affils over the distrib's decision to rein in the bleeps, brawls and bods that have become a staple of the raucous syndie…
Cable networks TBS and TNT have purchased first broadcast rights to Universal's runaway hit "The Mummy," in a package that also includes "Life," "EDtv" and "Primary Colors."
Premium cabler Showtime on Monday announced a slate of 13 original films featuring talent such as Gillian Anderson, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, William Hurt, Miranda Richardson, Jane Seymour and…
WinStar TV & Video has picked up the domestic TV and homevideo rights to BMG Independents film library, signaling BMG's retreat from the homevideo biz.
Japan's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications will push the country's cable TV companies to switch to a digital format by 2005 and will offer financial incentives to facilitate the change.