As the local market May sweeps measurement period got under way, several top syndie shows experienced epic year-to-year declines in the separate Nielsen national barter rankings.
Credit ABC with another provocative exercise in television-for-people-who-don't-like-television -- a six-hour "event series" that makes "Twin Peaks" look like "Mayberry R.F.D." Scheduling this show…
MTV Networks' kids channel Nickelodeon is gearing up for the launch of its new U.K. service later this year with the appointment of Brit producer James Baker as director of programs.
Cybill Shepherd turns up in a weeper guaranteed to garner viewers, if not any awards for credibility. An array of coincidences and a near-operatic plotline have to be swallowed with the whole package…
A prominent critic of television violence Tuesday urged cable operators to "use their moral authority" in "nudging violent programming off the agenda."
Writer-director Harry S. Longstreet dredges up a tale of a robbed couple chasing the thief aboard an ocean cruise to Rio. Main characters Sara and Doug (played by JoBeth Williams and Anthony John…
Any program with the title "Understanding Northern Ireland" indicates a dangerous and very brave undertaking. To even try and explain one of the most complex political situations in the world is…
Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco Tuesday submitted non-binding bids for off-net episodes of Buena Vista Television's hit sitcom "Home Improvement."
Who knows why Oscar blesses certain films and turns its cold golden shoulder on others. "Educating Peter," this year's Academy Award-winning documentary short subject, is blessing enough in itself.
Fox Broadcasting Co. has extended early series pickups for next season to two pilots: Warner Bros. TV's drama "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." and the Lorimar TV comedy "My Girls," starring…
Showtime has commissioned a new batch of original movies, expanding its dollar outlay for production in 1993 to a record $100 million.