Riding high with a reinvigorated Saturday-morning children's slate, ABC will add a TV spinoff of Disney's 1997 animated feature "Hercules" to its kidvid lineup in the fall (Daily Variety, July 30).
USA Network and its sister Sci-Fi Channel have jointly acquired a package of 28 theatrical drama, sci-fi and horror titles -- a few of them genre classics -- from the vaults of MGM Domestic TV…
CNBC is shaking up its weekend evening schedule -- making room for more entertainment. The cabler will bow a French adventure series on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m., Daily Variety has learned.
In keeping with holiday tradition, ratings for most syndie shows took a dive in the week before Christmas and the first day of Hanukkah.
"The Magnificent Seven" and the Nebraska 11 have blitzed the Dec. 29-Jan. 4 Nielsens competition, putting CBS atop the weeklong primetime standings in households. NBC remained in charge of the adults…
Veteran TV scriptwriters like Susan Silver of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Lee Kalcheim of "The Odd Couple" and "All in the Family" will offer tips on writing sitcom scripts at a Jan. 14 seminar…
A pregnant woman and at least eight other people were injured Thursday when audience bleacher seats collapsed on the set of Columbia TriStar TV Distribution's syndie latenight strip "Vibe."
Veteran comedy producers John Moffitt and Pat Tourk Lee have been tapped as executive producers of King World Prods.' syndie revival of "Hollywood Squares."
The U.K.'s Channel 5 has sealed a three-year output deal for feature films from Buena Vista Intl. TV. The pact covers roughly 60 movies made by Walt Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures from…
Cartoons are coming back to CBS' Saturday-morning sked. The Eye web plans to completely revamp its struggling Saturday-ayem lineup next fall, replacing this season's live-action kidvid fare with six…