Michael Schneider

BROADCAST NETWORKS LEVERAGE THEIR POWER

Pilot Success Often Akin to Needles in Haystacks

PAX TV BOWS WITH PLEDGE OF WHOLESOME FAMILY FARE: NEW ENTERPRISE BASHES RIVALS BUT RUNS MOSTLY OFF-NET SHOWS

NETWORK PILOTS RUN FROM 'QUIRKY' TO 'HOLLYWEIRD': CAPTURING A YOUTHFUL VIEWING AUNDIENCE MORE GLITZ THAN SCIENCE

Network Pilots Run from 'Quirky' to 'Hollyweird'

New direction: Barry Levinson's "Homicide" is a prime-time hit; Sydney Pollack's "Grand Concourse'' is set as a pilot.
BOX-OFFICE BIGGIES FINDING A STARRING ROLE IN TV LAND: SCORSESE LATEST IN BLUE-CHIP ROLL OF DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS

AGGRESSIVE FOX TV FARE TRIES TO FIGHT SUMMER DOLDRUMS: BIG 4 NETWORK NUMBERS COULD HIT ALL-TIME LOW

TV'S UPFRONT: SERIES CREATION FLIPS UPSIDE-DOWN; TALENT FIRST, CONCEPT LATER

TV'S UPFRONT: NETWORKS CAN GET CHOOSY IN FERTILE FIELD OF PILOTS: STARS FROM ICE-T TO CARUSO AND FILMS LIKE `FARGO' AND `THE PLAYER' EYE SMALL SCREEN

AGGRESSIVE FOX TV FARE TRIES TO FIGHT SUMMER DOLDRUMS: BIG 4 NETWORK NUMBERS COULD HIT ALL-TIME LOW

TV'S UPFRONT: SERIES CREATION FLIPS UPSIDE-DOWN; TALENT FIRST, CONCEPT LATER

TV'S UPFRONT: SERIES CREATION FLIPS UPSIDE-DOWN; TALENT FIRST, CONCEPT LATER

NETWORKS' GIMMICK GIVES SWEEPS A NEW DIMENSION: ABC, NBC, PROMO PARTNERS TOUT 3-D EPISODES OF PRIME-TIME SHOWS

NETWORKS' GIMMICK GIVES SWEEPS A NEW DIMENSION: ABC, NBC, PROMO PARTNERS TOUT 3-D EPISODES OF PRIME-TIME SHOWS