Twentieth TV has signed former "Roc" exec producer Jeff Abugov to an exclusive overall deal to develop and produce TV shows under his Jart Prods. banner.
Gerald Prince has been promoted from senior producer to executive producer of the weekend editions of the "NBC Nightly News."
Former Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles has been nominated to become the next PBS chairman.
In what was described as an economy move, Fox-owned KTTV yesterday laid off three staffers while the Fox TV Center handed a pinkslip to a fourth.
ABC has scheduled the Oliver Stone-produced limited series "Wild Palms" to air on four successive nights, April 25-28, just prior to the May sweeps.
ABC has renewed "Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa" for next season, but the King World-distributed Saturday morning series will shift production companies from Gunther/Wahl Prods. to Ruby-Spears.
"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" canceled a scheduled guest appearance tomorrow by Shabba Ranks because of anti-gay remarks recently made by the Grammy-winning reggae artist.
Television station operator Granite Broadcasting Corp., in its first year as a publicly traded company, saw its operating results deflated by California's recessionary economy.
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Pay TV service Canal Plus Spain became the first Spanish terrestrial network to go satellite yesterday with the debut of two thematic pay channels, Cinemania and Documania, devoted exclusively to…