The premiere of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s David E. Kelley drama "Ally McBeal" outperformed the season debut of its "Melrose Place" lead-in Monday and marked the best opener for any new or returning…
Demi Moore, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Franz, Christine Lahti and Alfre Woodard have been added as presenters for Sunday's 49th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, being held at 5 p.m. at the Pasadena…
Italy's sole pay TV operation, Telepiu, controlled by France's Canal Plus, said it has reached a five-year deal with Polygram Filmed Entertainment under which Telepiu has bought exclusive pay TV…
Syndication sales veteran Sid Cohen has reupped as president of MGM Domestic TV Distribution, just as Leo gets ready to hit the syndie marketplace with a new talkshow strip for fall 1998.
Italy's top film producer and distributor, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, has joined forces with former RAI general director and state-owned telecom company STET president Biagio Agnes.
NBC paid huge renewal fees to hold onto "Seinfeld," justifying the payout with the promise it would get substantial increases in ad rates from Madison Avenue. In this case, the proud Peacock was…
Faced with spotty ratings and an increasingly incompatible environment for much of its original documentary programming, TBS Superstation will phase out a sizable portion of its homegrown nonfiction…
Three teams of presenters ---father-and-son Alan and Adam Arkin, "Frasier's" Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce and Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch of the new CBS comedy "George & Leo" --- have been…
Merv Griffin has sided with Sony Pictures Entertainment in its legal battle with King World Prods. over the gameshow "Hollywood Squares."
The WB netlet's Sunday-night premiere averaged a 4.0 household rating and 6 share in overnight markets, which was up 14% in rating from last year's 3.5/6 Sunday debut.
A spicy "Gumbo" and smooth "R&B '98" specials are headed for syndication. House of Blues Entertainment and the Larry Thompson Organization are teaming to produce a new weekly music/pop culture hour…