In addition to looking for a co-anchor for Bryant Gumbel, CBS News execs are in the process of deciding another key element of their soon-to-be revamped morning show: its name.
Time Warner's TBS cable network and Columbia TriStar TV distribution have signed Erik Nelson as executive producer of "The New Ripley's Believe It or Not," which makes its debut on TBS in January.
Comedian Hal Sparks has been tapped the new host of the E! cabler staple "Talk Soup."
Late TV exec John A. Reisenbach is being honored with the establishment of a Manhattan charter school to open this fall in his name.
German media heavyweights Kirch and Bertelsmann may soon be at war again on the digital front: Bertelsmann affiliate CLT/Ufa has just put in for a license for a bouquet of digital channels.
DreamWorks will make all of its theatrical movies available to DirecTV for play in high-definition format starting later this year.
Canada, Britain and Australia are joining forces to produce a new wartime drama series to be filmed in Canada.
British broadcasters Carlton, Granada and Channel Four are in discussions to become part of India's Dishnet Education to Home (ETH) digital network.
Disney's Buena Vista TV and John Malone's WAM! America's Kids Network have commissioned a pay-per-view special, " 'N Sync 'N Concert," to air Sept. 11, the first national broadcast of the group's…
"Today Show" alum Peter Johansen has been named supervising producer of "The Martin Short Show," as the King World syndie strip gears up for its September launch.
Kyra Sedgwick has signed on as the lead in the new Touchstone TV comedy "Talk to Me," which has been given a six-seg order for midseason by ABC.