Atlantis Films and Universal Television are joining forces to bring William Shatner's "Tekwar" novels to the small screen.
MGM Domestic Television Distribution's "In the Heat of the Night" has been renewed in 75 stations for next season, including upgraded time periods on WSVN, Miami; KSCH, Sacramento; WKCF, Orlando…
Susan Stafford, former companion of the late gameshow producer Dan Enright, has formed Stafford/Enright Prods., a new production company -- staffed by a number of former Enright associates -- that…
Fed up with TV stations that blast viewers with ads up to four times louder than shows, the government on Wednesday ordered broadcasters to tone it down.
"Norm" and "Cliff" of NBC's "Cheers," known in real life as George Wendt and John D. Ratzenberger, have been animated, much to their dismay.
The majority of the top 10 strips improved sharply in the Nielsen national barter ranking for the second week in a row.
Buena Vista Television yesterday confirmed that it is prepping a second weekly entry for the fall syndie market, "Countdown at the Neon Armadillo," a one-hour country music show derived from a…
The National Assn. of Broadcasters this week reaffirmed voluntary program guidelines adopted in 1990.
Cable operators are asking the Federal Communications Commission to repeal the network non-duplication rule for network affiliates that seek compensation from cablers via "retransmission consent."
Witt-Thomas and Witt-Thomas-Harris Prods. confirmed yesterday that Gary Levine has been named prexy of its new TV wing as part of an expansion in the area (Daily Variety, Dec. 15).
Some 45 million people tuned into all or a part of CBS' "An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala," according to estimates, giving the network a considerable boost over its normal…