The bidding by the broadcast networks has begun for Columbia Pictures' Adam Sandler hit "Big Daddy," but the winning bidder may have to swallow some other pictures it doesn't want.
UNITED KINGDOM Caryn Mandabach, president of the Carsey-Werner Co., will deliver the 1999 Worldview address at the Edinburgh Intl. TV Festival, Aug. 27-30. Worldview is one of the event’s…
Pumping fresh blood into its seventh season, CBS' "Diagnosis Murder" has tapped Chris Abbot the show's newest executive producer, and added five other staffers.
Fox News Channel is developing an hourlong primetime news/interview program for anchor Paula Zahn. Show is slated to run weeknights at 10 p.m., filling the timeslot occupied by soon-to-depart anchor…
The New York Knicks' valiant playoff run is over, leaving NBC with the lowest Nielsen average for an NBA Finals since 1981.
Rupert Murdoch's FX cable network has bought the first broadcast play of three Paramount theatricals: "A Simple Plan," "Election" and "Dead Man on Campus."
Federal rules designed to improve the quantity and quality of children's programming are paying off, at least modestly, according to a series of reports released by a group of researchers who have…
For the first time, Nickelodeon and MTV will buy the first broadcast window of a theatrical movie, Nickelodeon with "The Rugrats Movie" and MTV with "Beavis & Butt-head Do America."
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is reminding voting members that ballots for the 1999 Primetime Emmy Awards must be received by ATAS accountants Ernst & Young by 5 p.m. today.
John O. Jarstad, a former sports announcer and journalist, died June 12 of heart failure and diabetes in Bremerton, Wash. He was 78. During the 1940s, Jarstad was sports editor of the Bremerton Sun…
Tempo at the Discop '99 TV market (Tuesday to Thursday) was even slower than the nearby Danube River's flow.