HBO has ordered 20 episodes of a late-night talk show hosted by Bill Maher, former host of ABC's "Politically Incorrect." The show is scheduled to debut Feb. 21.
Tonight's showdown between the finale of "The Bachelor" on ABC and CBS's "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" is nothing short of an attempt to attract viewers with sex, a writer says.
ABC's showing in the November sweeps has been respectable, in part because of sky-high ratings for "The Bachelor." Tonight's two-hour finale is expected to draw more than 20 million viewers.
America Online yesterday said it has trimmed 90 positions from its interactive marketing division. The cuts are seen as preparation for the unveiling of a new business strategy, due out Dec. 3.
Jeff Shell yesterday said he would work to restore the firm's credibility, admitting that parts of the company have been poorly managed. "Gemstar-TV Guide is a company that never really merged," he said.
Charter Communications yesterday said it improperly booked $1.4 billion in franchise costs and $1.2 billion in deferred income tax liability. The company said revenue and cash flow would not change.