Sara Rose, a former Orion acquisition exec, is not officially an employee of MGM but is acting on behalf of the company at the Toronto Film Festival as a member of the post-merger transition team…
ABC's "Wide World of Sports" will be converted from a 90-minute anthology series to the umbrella for most of the network's weekend sports coverage.
Damon Wayans has sealed a deal with the Carsey-Werner Co. to produce and star in a comedy series for Fox Broadcasting Co., confirming earlier reports (Daily Variety, Aug. 18).
Viewer interest in the death and funeral of Princess Diana has dominated the Sept. 1-7 primetime Nielsens, with NBC's six Di-themed "Datelines" pushing the Peacock a surprising 2 shares ahead of…
E! Entertainment Television will launch Estilo --- its first round-the-clock branded channel in Europe --- in a joint venture with Spain's Canal Satellite Digital (CSD).
Seven consortia, including one involving French private TV network TF1 and another taking on board Canadian company United Television Intl., are in the bidding for South Africa's first private…
The Sony cabler Game Show Network has unearthed an edition of the vintage game show "I've Got a Secret" that featured notorious baseball legend Ty Cobb as the special guest that it will show Friday…
Joe Davola has been named executive producer of "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show." Davola comes to Buena Vista TV's new syndie latenight strip from Dreamworks Television, where he helped establish the…
ESPN "SportsCenter" anchor Dan Patrick on Wednesday signed a contract extension that will keep him attached to the sports cable net through the year 2004.
Scenarist D.K. Hadley has turned Ellen Raskin's prize-winning children's mystery into an intricate, complex romp whose outre characters and labyrinthine plot could use polishing. Directed loosely by…