Howard Davine, vice president, business affairs at Walt Disney Television, has been named president of Starlight Children's Foundation, succeeding Peter Samuelson, who has served for 14 years.
The Disney sitcom pilot starring comedian Dave Chappelle ("The Nutty Professor") is now in development at Fox Broadcasting Co., according to insiders.
Cable News Network is close to naming longtime ABC News producer Rick Kaplan to a new No. 2 post at the cable-news web.
Viacom is cloning its paycable networks Showtime, the Movie Channel, Flix and Sundance Channel at almost manic speed, adding eight new multiplex "screens" in the next year to push the total up to 20.
Bunim/Murray Prods. has acquired the domestic rights to "Wanted," an off-the-beaten-path U.K. series that's part gameshow, part scavenger hunt and part suspense thriller.
In a major step toward boosting its sitcom presence, Universal Television has signed Carrie Fisher to a two-year deal worth $3 million to develop comedies.
Fox Sports West 2, the spinoff regional sports channel that has finally landed carriage on a majority of local cable systems after months of struggle, is hoping to lock up deals in the next several…
The National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences forced a scarlet-faced HBO to renounce two Emmy nominations that its feature-length docu "Paradise Lost" had earned last week in the NATAS-sponsored…
Australia's Beyond Distribution has snared worldwide distribution rights to two TV shows from Ireland's Tyrone Prods. about the Emerald Isle's biggest-ever stage export, "Riverdance."
Gail Yancosek has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of news at Fox's flagship station WNYW in New York.
After months of talking up their new talkshows, the time has come for Keenen Ivory Wayans and Chris Spencer to just do it.