MTV has greenlit more than 25 scripts for pilots for its 1999 programming season, according to Brian Graden, exec VP of programming.
MTV India has decided to conduct its operations in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mauritius and Maldives from the south Indian city of Bangalore.
In yet another example of a studio self-financing pilots before shopping them to networks, Studios USA Television has inked a development deal with comedian Sam Seder to create a gritty half-hour…
Telenovela distributor Venevision Intl. has picked up export rights to the entire library of troubled Brazilian network TV Manchete.
The Sundance Channel and the Directors Guild of America will team on a four-part series of TV specials about the filmmaking process.
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are returning to the World War II battlefield to produce a 13-hour miniseries for HBO based on the best-selling combat tome "Band of Brothers."
Frosh syndie strip "Forgive or Forget" is poised to graduate to a sophomore season next year as distrib Twentieth TV has inked renewals with stations in Gotham, L.A. and six other major markets.
Los Angeles prosecutor-turned-judge Burton Katz has signed on to host a new daily legal affairs show for MSNBC, the all-news cabler is expected to announce this week.
Miramax Films has acquired worldwide TV and homevideo rights to MacGillivray Freeman's large-format film "Everest."
Fox has triumphed in adults 18-49 and CBS has won in households during a Nov. 23-29 primetime Nielsens week that demonstrates where NBC might find itself without its dominant Thursday lineup.
Forty-five years after Tony Curtis offered his fanciful take on famed escape artist and illusionist Harry Houdini, TNT trots out this dark, cynical and no doubt far more accurate biopic, which…