Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of "Armageddon" and "The Rock," is developing an ABC medical mystery thriller with author Robin Cook and a four-hour Western miniseries at NBC.
Encore Media Group has acquired 28 films from Sony Pictures Classics, including five titles in the firstrun pay TV window: "Central Station," "Tango," "Dancing at Lughnasa," "Men With Guns" and "The…
NBC pulled the plug on the Paramount comedy "Lateline" Wednesday, while CBS gave the boot to the MGM/Trilogy oater "Magnificent Seven" and ABC ended the midseason drama "Strange World" two weeks…
Before agreeing to produce any new series for UPN, Columbia TriStar TV asked the netlet for -- but did not receive -- a clause in its contracts guaranteeing that UPN would not only cover all license…
Pamela Anderson Lee kicked some sand in the face of her old beach "Baywatch" buddies during the February sweep. Lee's frosh actioner "V.I.P." narrowly beat the enduring "Baywatch," according to the…
As part of its commitment to televising world premiere movies, Sundance Channel has acquired the cable rights to William Roth's "Floating" and Bruce Sweeney's "Dirty."
Barbra Streisand's Gotham-based production company has paid five figures up front for exclusive rights to "A Trick of Light," first-time novelist Karen Blomain's yet unpublished story about love and…
Jane Seymour has signed on to star in a "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" telepic that CBS plans to have on the air in time for May sweeps.
Telemundo execs are responding philosophically to low numbers in the February sweeps, which saw the No. 2 U.S. Hispanic broadcaster make no year-to-year average primetime ratings gain.
Disney's DIC Entertainment has inked a deal with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Dualstar Entertainment to produce an animated series based on the "Trenchcoat Twins" detective characters from the…
The raucous "Jerry Springer Show" was the poll winner among a dozen local schoolkids who took part in a daylong conference on children's programming, "Through the Eyes of Children," sponsored by the…
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