Doug Davidson, aka detective Paul Williams on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" since 1978, has won the hosting job on the syndicated version of "The Price Is Right."
Sally Jessy Raphael has signed a new five-year contract with Multimedia Inc. worth $ 25 million; the deal carries her successful syndicated talkshow through the 1997-98 TV season.
Wall Street is waking up to David Letterman. Media analysts credited the Eye Web's new latenight talkshow host for an incredible $ 19-a-share surge in CBS stock on Wednesday.
Michael Jacobs, brought in earlier to consult on Disney's "The Sinbad Show", has been named an exec producer on the Fox Broadcasting Co. sitcom, joining the original tandem of Gary Murphy and Larry…
Brandon Tartikoff handicaps the fall TV season, notably the escalating latenight talkshow battle, on "Variety: TV's Year of Living Cautiously." The special's syndication window is Sept. 1-19.
Harvey Cohen and Stuart Swartz have been elected to the Assn. of Independent Television Stations board of directors.
No one ever got rich working for an ITV station -- until now. On Tuesday, a fortunate group of 15 top executives at London Weekend Television shared an unprecedented T50 million ($ 75 million)…
Two months ago, this space ran a column mocking the explosion of fictitious new cable channels by the year 1999.
CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" kept plenty of viewers up past their bedtime Monday, grabbing numbers comparable to the premiere of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" back in May 1992.
In an unprecedented effort to break the grip of major studios and networks over production and distribution, five TV station groups are teaming to produce their own fare under a partnership led by…