A HIGH SCHOOL PHYSIOLOGY TEACHER was fond of explaining how the body functions by saying, "You don't buy beer, you only rent it."
'Stalin' 13.1/20 share The year's top-rated cable telemovie in HBO households had 2.6 million homes tuned in from 8-10:45 p.m. Saturday. In HBO homes, "Stalin" also out-scored webs: ABC achieved a…
The great public debate on the future of the British Broadcasting Corp. officially kicked off yesterday, with the publication of the British government's BBC Green Paper.
The sale of Independent Television News to a consortium headed by Carlton Communications will finally be completed later this week, after revised terms were accepted Monday by all ITN's major…
Ashot at a strong, informative if fictional look at early black filmmakers and the white disregard of their talents is frittered away by writer Daryl G. Nickens' overly extended teleplay, by Helaine…
NBC has extended a full-season pick-up to "Out All Night," the first-year sitcom starring Patti LaBelle and Morris Chestnut, committing to a total 22 episodes on the NBC Prods. series.
Once a mere "700 Club" pulpit, The Family Channel has lately become a venue for ex-"SCTV" club members like Eugene Levy, director and co-star of "Partners 'n Love"--as good a romantic-comic telepic…
"The Jacksons" has done it again, topping the Nielsens charts for the Nov. 16 -22 week with the strongest ratings for a net multiparter in 3 1/2 years. That's put a lock on the November sweeps for…
Two-hour telepic "A Jury of One" is promoted as the pilot for a potential series "inspired" by real-life on-the-beat experiences of Joseph Wambaugh. Gritty and well-acted, production is pleasingly…
Fox Broadcasting Co. will put out the Bat-signal in an attempt to rescue its Sunday lineup, scheduling "Batman: The Animated Series" at 7 p.m. and axing freshman comedies "Great Scott" and "Woops!"
Marty Ryan is leaving as exec producer of ABC's daytime "Home" show and the show's creator, Woody Fraser, will return as exec producer, effective Monday.