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Pre-Screening Of Gay Rights Series Planned

A pre-screening of a PBS series on gay rights issues is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Fort Sherman Chapel. ‘The Question of Equality’ is a four-part series …


It Promises To Be TV Event Of The Year

Bruce Willis and Eddie Murphy will be on hand, and Sly Stallone has a ticket, too. Right after the weigh-in, the Wayans brothers will show up, and, if his boat …


Abc Makes Cast Changes On ‘Coach’ And ‘Grace’

ABC took the wraps off a batch of cast changes and switches Monday, which included the addition of Katherine Helmond (“Soap,” “Who’s the Boss?”) on “Coach” and Tom Poston (“Newhart”) …


Espn2’S Demise Helps Give ‘Sportscenter’ A Different Look

With the demise of ESPN2’s “SportsNight,” some of its participants are turning up on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” and they might look a little unfamiliar to you. Bill Pidto, who has been …


Nbc Finishes Week At Top Of Ratings

Reruns of NBC’s “Friends,” “Seinfeld” and “ER” lifted the network to a narrow victory in the weekly prime-time ratings. NBC won the top three spots with just 47 percent of …


Disney To Purchase Abc $19 Billion Deal To Create World’s Largest Show Biz Empire

Walt Disney Co. agreed Monday to purchase Capital Cities/ABC for $19 billion in a deal that swamps all but one in American corporate history. The merger will create the world’s …


Fcc Repeals Rule Requiring Independent TV Shows Top 3 Networks Expected To Get Richer

A federal rule that helped make week-night stars of letter-turning Vanna White and answer-posing Alex Trebek is heading into its last season. The 25-year-old rule - which requires network-affiliated stations …


‘Deal’ Deck Stacked With Raunchiness

It would be true, if not accurate, to say that the inspiration for “The Real Deal,” premiering tonight at 11:30 on cable TV’s Comedy Central, emerged from a brainstorming session …


It’s Sweet Dreams For Espn2’S Sportsnight Cable Channel Will Add ‘The Fabulous Sports Babe’ To Its Lineup

Say good night to SportsNight. The hip, sports news and information show, introduced as ESPN2’s flagship program when the network was launched nearly two years ago, will be pulled off …


Abc Finally Decides To Pick Up Muppets

ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a new half-hour Muppets series from Jim Henson Productions for midseason. ABC failed to pick up the original “Muppet Show” series after airing the …


‘Er’ Leads Emmy Nominations

It will be “ER” vs. “NYPD Blue” for prime-time bragging rights at the 47th annual Emmy awards in September. “ER,” NBC’s freshman-year hospital drama, leads the field of nominations for …


TV Viewers Value ‘Friends’

Baseball reached third, but “Friends” and “Seinfeld” reruns really scored with TV viewers last week, ranking first and second respectively. As summer schedules droned on, virtually everything in prime time …


‘Northern Exposure’ Coming To An Inglorious End

In last Wednesday night’s episode of “Northern Exposure,” irascible entrepreneur and former astronaut Maurice Minnifield, played by actor Barry Corbin, sat dejectedly on a bar stool in the local watering …


Cbs Places ‘New York News’ In Fall Schedule

Well, it looks like the new kid at CBS, Les Moonves, will work out just fine. CBS’ new entertainment boss made his first major schedule change Wednesday, and it’s a …


‘Friends’ Captures Top Spot

NBC’s Thursday night twosome of “Friends” and “Seinfeld” captured the top two spots in the Nielsen ratings last week. “Friends” was the No. 1 show with a 15.0 rating/26 share, …


Stay Busy During Long Summer Television Drought

Spending the summer watching television is like getting through college by reading Cliff’s Notes. Thousands of people do it, but the waste of opportunity is profound. Not only does summer …


Ssss! Viewing Options Better Now Than Ever

There are days, of course, when it’s possible to write the praises of TV sports on the back of a matchbook - those mysteriously coincide with the days NBC is …


Ratings Seem To Indicate Comeback For Tennis

A year ago, there was a widely held perception that the sport of tennis was in deep trouble, if not dying, as a cover article in Sports Illustrated suggested. The …


‘Storytime’ Brings Books To Life

Kirsten Dunst knows a good story when she reads it. The 13-year-old actress starred in “Interview With the Vampire,” “Little Women” and “Bonfire of the Vanities” and appears in the …


July Filled With Video Releases For Children

Kermit the Frog and some new Muppet friends join with real kids in the new “Jim Henson’s Preschool Collection,” an engaging series of home videos featuring the Muppet Babies. The …


Pbs Catalog Offers Best Shows On Video

A catalog heralding high-quality programming is now available for viewers who would like to have PBSstyle fare on their video shelves. The 64-page, full-color PBS catalog was mailed to selected …


TV Memories Up For Sale Props From Canceled TV Show ‘Northern Exposure’ Will Be Auctioned Next Weekend

Terry Moore, of the James G. Murphy Auctioneers, puts the final touches on a statue of Northern Exposure’s “Maurice” on Friday. Photo by Associated Press


TV Networks Ignore Dole Attack Viewers Will Get More Of The Same For The Fall Season

Oh, those devilish trick questions, like the hoary “How long have you been beating your wife?” Or asking folks in the TV industry if the latest assault on Hollywood values, …


Pbs Goes On Hourlong Walk With Dogs

Shed that crusty outlook, dump the cynical mood and prepare to fall in love the old-fashioned way - with a dog. Tonight PBS takes a not particularly deep but unabashedly …


Viewers Love Nhl

Fox drew its highest NHL overnight rating of the year, a 4.7 and 10 share, for its telecast Saturday night of the final game of the Stanley Cup championship between …


Pazienza Against Jones: Don’t Buy It

Further evidence of how the world of boxing and pay-per-view technology are intertwined was provided by promoter Don King on Tuesday at Mike Tyson’s press conference at Sylvia’s in Harlem. …


Broken Promises Cited In Breakup Decision By Abc And Nbc Dissolves The Baseball Network

Citing a “trail of broken promises,” ABC and NBC said Friday they are through with major league baseball in this century, and next year Fox or CBS can have it. …


Going To Extremes Espn Takes Programming Gamble With Generation X Olympics

ESPN and ESPN2 carry the Extreme Games, a made-for-TV creation featuring events like ski jumping. Photo by Associated Press


Abc Leads TV Ratings With Jackson Interview

ABC was last week’s ratings victor as viewers found the chance to peer into Michael Jackson’s soul on “PrimeTime Live” simply irresistible. Diane Sawyer’s live June 14 interview with the …


Nielsen Results

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for June 12-18. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes. …