Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) Wednesday urged the TV industry to consider adopting an MPAA-like rating system to warn parents of violence in programs.
Larry Hagman is reportedly preparing to saddle up for another ride into the oil fields of prime time, starring in a series of movies for NBC in advance of an eventual one-hour series.
Fox Inc. will launch an entertainment-based cable network by January 1994 that will reach the 10 million subscribers to services owned by Tele-Communications Inc.
Pat Fili has exited her post as senior VP of programming and production at the Lifetime cable network and is expected to be named head of daytime programming at ABC, as reported (Daily Variety, April…
CBS Inc. chairman Laurence Tisch, speaking at the company's annual meeting here, said, "CBS has just begun to capitalize both on its status as the nation's top-rated television programmer and on its…
The controversy surrounding "Damned in the USA" continues. As the Playboy Channel launches its exclusive U.S. television premiere of the much-discussed BBC docu Friday night, it will also air an…
As the local market May sweeps measurement period got under way, several top syndie shows experienced epic year-to-year declines in the separate Nielsen national barter rankings.
Credit ABC with another provocative exercise in television-for-people-who-don't-like-television -- a six-hour "event series" that makes "Twin Peaks" look like "Mayberry R.F.D." Scheduling this show…
MTV Networks' kids channel Nickelodeon is gearing up for the launch of its new U.K. service later this year with the appointment of Brit producer James Baker as director of programs.
Cybill Shepherd turns up in a weeper guaranteed to garner viewers, if not any awards for credibility. An array of coincidences and a near-operatic plotline have to be swallowed with the whole package…