J.J. Abrams, co-creator and exec producer of the WB Network's much-praised drama "Felicity," has inked a rich four-year development deal with Disney's Touchstone TV worth an estimated $16 million.
The Paramount TV Group has wrapped up a complex deal with Rysher Entertainment that gives Par full ownership of the syndie stalwart "Entertainment Tonight," and distribution rights to Rysher's TV and…
King World Prods.' syndie yakker "The Martin Short Show" has landed on WCBS New York, filling the last major hole in its station lineup in preparation for its fall bow.
Studios USA is in for a fight with some of its "Jerry Springer" station affils over the distrib's decision to rein in the bleeps, brawls and bods that have become a staple of the raucous syndie…
Amanda Peete ("She's the One," "One Fine Day") has been cast as the femme lead in the upcoming WB Network sitcom "Jack & Jill."
While civil rights lawyers suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court's "ride-along" decision Monday will put an end to such shows as "Cops," execs from news-gathering operations doubted their methods…
Next on "Jerry Springer": a kinder, gentler approach to the show? Buzz is building that USA Networks boss Barry Diller -- who moves in decidedly different circles than the average "Springer" fan -…
NBC veteran David Nevins has been tapped as exec VP of programming for Fox Broadcasting Co., where he will oversee current programming and development as the No. 2 to Fox entertainment prexy Doug…
Phoenix Pictures and Nick Nolte's Kingsgate Films have teamed to develop an HBO anthology series about selected Congressional Medal of Honor winners.
Late last week, "Springer" distrib Studios USA decided to yank all of the segs that had been skedded to air this week, which includes the last three days of the May sweep, replacing them with a slate…
Univision is getting into the movie business. The nation's dominant Spanish-lingo broadcaster unveiled plans to add original telefilms to its primetime lineup this fall in Wednesday's upfront sked…