The FCC will continue to enforce regulations against broadcast indecency, but only between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., interim FCC chairman James Quello said.
Aconfrontation between Perry Mason and several real-life talkshow personalities earlier this year led to a similar all-star supporting cast of daytime drama thesps in "The Case of the Killer Kiss."…
Pat Robertson's International Family Entertainment upped its bid and has started a tender offer for the money-losing Nostalgia Network.
Larry Hagman returns to series TV as a lovable socialite-turned-crime-solver scheduled for NBC's Friday Night Mystery wheel. Hagman has charm to spare, of course, but pilot is gimmicky, cliched…
King World juggernauts "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!," Viacom's meaty off-net sitcom "Roseanne" and Multimedia Entertainment's rotund right-winger "Rush Limbaugh" kicked off the November sweeps…
King World's "Les Brown Show" is going on an unscheduled production hiatus beginning today. But the syndicator won't make a decision about canceling the low-rated talkshow until it has an opportunity…
In an effort to boost the show's sampling, NBC will air Paramount's "The Mommies" three times the week of Dec. 6 -- at 8:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday in place of "Blossom" and "Wings" as well as in…
Three newcomers look likely to emerge with control in the brave new world of British commercial TV. * * * Malofilm Distribution has inked a Canadian distrib deal with Showtime Networks Inc. * * *…
Malofilm Distribution has signed a deal with Showtime Networks Inc. to distribute the cabler's product in the Canadian video and TV market.
Warner Bros. is changing its fifth network game plan -- again. The studio, which drastically downscaled its weblet only a few weeks ago to make it more "station-friendly" (Daily Variety, Nov. 16)…
Billing itself as "C-Span with an attitude," a new 24-hour cable/satellite public affairs channel called National Empowerment Television preems from Washington Dec. 6.