Tanking NBC fires three program execs

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. television network NBC, which has slipped to fourth place in the ratings, has fired three top programming executives, sources say.

NBC's 'Life' gets full season pick-up

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The NBC crime drama "Life" has been picked up for an entire second season, an executive with the U.S. TV network says.
Hayek to be recurring character on 'Rock'

Hayek to be recurring character on 'Rock'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Film actress Salma Hayek has signed on to play the recurring role of Elisa, Jack Donaghy's new love interest on the U.S. sit-com "30 Rock," NBC said Friday.
Oprah Winfrey to appear on '30 Rock'

Oprah Winfrey to appear on '30 Rock'

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey has taped a guest-starring appearance for an upcoming episode of the U.S. comedy series "30 Rock," NBC said.
NBC thrilled Aniston's dropping by 'Rock'

NBC thrilled Aniston's dropping by 'Rock'

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- NBC says it is a thrill to have actress Jennifer Aniston guest star on an upcoming episode of the U.S. network's sit-com "30 Rock."

'Chuck' gets full-season order

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- NBC says it is picking up nine additional episodes of its sophomore drama "Chuck" to give the U.S. series a full-season order for 2008-09.

U.S. networks eyeing international fare

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Several U.S. TV networks are beginning to break with tradition by eyeing international productions to feature in the United States, industry officials say.

NBC to air Canadian show 'The Listener'

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- NBC has announced it picked up "The Listener," a new original drama -- about a paranormal paramedic -- produced by Toronto's Shaftesbury Films.

Ratner to direct, produce TV cop pilot

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- NBC is working with "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner on a TV drama pilot about rookie New York City police officers, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
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