Time Warner’s New York City cable system, attempting to comply with a recent court decision, will begin scrambling “indecent” public-access programming. Those leased programs, already relegated to…
In today’s affiliate wars, it should come as no surprise that Fox will become the owner of an ABC affiliate. The weblet has acquired New World’s ABC affil WBRC in Birmingham, Ala., the nation’s No…
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences voters again showered their affection on a first-year drama series, making “ER” the most-recognized program in the 47th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations…
Cable, which owns 17% of Court TV, has bought out Cable vision Systems’ 17% interest in the channel as the first step toward an aggressive move to funnel the network’s programming into Europe and…
As if things couldn’t get any worse for baseball, Cincinnati Reds flagship station WLWT has said it will not renew its contract with the team after this year. The Multimedia-owned station said its…
Baby sister Betsy (Jenny Robertson) is far less sensible than Ginny -- rather New Age, in fact.
The quick inserts from films and TV become dismally obvious -- a champagne bottle popping, a gushing oil well, everything but the Leaning Tower of Pisa -- as Martin consults with a sexpert (Louise…
Blame it on the rise of comedy clubs and programming-starved cable channels. Whatever, it seems anyone who has ever wrung a laugh or a tear from a listener suddenly fancies himself a monologist.
Star and co-scripter Garry Shandling, his fellow cast members and production execs have honed the satiric edge of this show -- about the behind-the-scenes neuroses of a hit latenight talker, with…
It opens on a mountaintop in Malibu, where the five meet. They have no idea of what lies ahead -- the treasure-hunt component puts viewer and "cast members" on equal footing.
Hand-held shots from a moving car are emblematic, establishing a feel for the setting.