David Friend has been named senior producer of "Entertainment News Television ," overseeing day-to-day production. He comes to the syndie show from WABC-TV, where he has been assistant news director…
Although ABC's wrestling match with affiliates over "NYPD Blue" has grabbed headlines, it's not the only network facing such scuffles, with word that NBC outlet KYW-TV in Philadelphia will bump the…
The 1993-94 television season qualifies as unusual before a single overnight rating rolls in, with latenight and Capitol Hill politicking stealing headlines from the usual preseason speculation about…
It's fall again. That time when the summer heat fades and the four broadcast TV networks take their best shot at ratings dominance with a bounty of new shows.
The Federal Communications Commission reversed course Friday and decided to allow cable systems affiliated with a program supplier to pass through program costs to consumers at fair market value…
Travanti heads the cast as Lt. Ray McAuliffe, a Chi cop who, injured in a shootout, was moved to less strenuous desk job. Like the Commish, this desk jockey likes to get his hands dirty, or at least…
Sinbad, known through his appearances on "Showtime at the Apollo," HBO specials and as a regular on "A Different World," has his own show this fall.
Judging from all the hype that comes out of the National Assn. of Television Program Executives confab each January, one would expect that nearly every prospective syndicated show is a sure bet for…
Randy Shilts' monumental book about AIDS has been impressively assembled by scripter Arnold Schulman, who's based his dramatization on facts and "elements" from the book and from historical records…
"Scud Stud" Arthur Kent expressed satisfaction early last week after hearing a trial date of April 12 has been set for his lawsuit against NBC, his lawyer said Thursday.