CBS has given a full-season pickup to its new Twentieth TV drama series "Picket Fences," meaning the web has officially extended back-nine orders to four of its seven new shows.
A Frontline presentation. Exec producer, David Fanning; producer, Thomas Lennon; senior producer, Michael Sullivan; writers, Richard Ben Cramer, Lennon, Michael Epstein; editors, Ken Eluto, Lisa…
After 4 1/2 years of Hollywood-style musical chairs, Randy Shilts' best-selling AIDS chronicle "And the Band Played On" finally goes before the cameras next month.
National Geographic Television has unveiled plans for an aggressive expansion into international TV markets, aiming to establish a prime time string of National Geographic programming in 100…
Ratings are down at the start of the 1992 World Series compared to the '91 results, but they're still powerful enough to bring CBS home to an easy first-place finish in prime time Nielsens for the…
For many years after the networks virtually orphaned the documentary, public television more or less became a foster home for non-fiction programming.
Cable TV legislation passed recently by Congress was prompted by a "special-interest feeding frenzy that only Ross Perot could adequately describe, " Discovery Communications topper John Hendricks…
BBC director-general Michael Checkland has been notable by his absence from the debate about the pubcaster's future that has been raging in the U.K. for most of the past year.
Low West Coast coverage due to baseball depressed CBS' daytime ratings for the Oct. 5-9 Nielsen week, while NBC continues to slide into the cellar of that daypart.
Group W Prods.' "That's Amore," the syndie relationship show saddled with a number of latenight slots that keep the series' national syndication barter ranking fairly low, has resumed production this…
The major television networks, ignoring pleas from a research group, said yesterday they plan to project a presidential election winner again this year before some states' polls close.