NBC hastily yanked promotional spots Thursday for a "Cheers" episode about a postal carrier thought to have killed his mother -- a plot eerily similar to a real-life slaying the same day.
"Prime Story," the nascent NBC prime time newsmagazine show, has two new anchors -- Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric. In addition, the show has a new executive producer, Jeff Zucker, trading places with…
A four-hour sci-fi-horrorama, scripted by Lawrence D. Cohen from a Stephen King tome, lights up ABC's sked with echoes of "Dracula,""South Wind,""Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and several comic…
As ABC executives huddle in New York to put the final touches on their fall schedule, they've been getting an unusual amount of third-party arm-twisting regarding an existing comedy -- the…
Dick Clark, John Chancellor, Phil Donahue, Bob Newhart, Agnes Nixon and Jack Webb will join the late Mark Goodson as this year's inductees in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' TV Hall of…
The future world of 500 channels threatens to dilute both programming standards and quality without vigilance and cooperation by the television industry, CBS/Broadcast Group president Howard Stringer…
John Mahoney ("The Human Factor") has been signed to co-star with Kelsey Grammer in the"Cheers" spinoff "Frasier," playing Grammer's Frasier Crane character's widowed father. Other cast members set…
A Washington Post story Thursday, suggesting that the cable TV industry is deliberately planning to thwart Congress and the FCC's plan to roll back cable rates, prompted angry industry rebuttals.
Warner Bros.' "Love Connection" will land on KCBS-TV Monday, four months ahead of schedule and in the midst of the May sweeps.
The controversial BBC telefilm "Damned in the USA" will make its American television debut on May 14 as an offering on the Playboy Channel.
Befuddled cable operators, take note: The FCC plans a tutorial May 13 to explain the staggeringly complex rate regulation decision released this week.