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Apr 1, 2002  •  Post A Comment

CBS sends bulletins in lieu of upfront shindig
Los Angeles-Forgoing any of the informal pre-upfront presentations made to advertisers during the past couple of weeks, CBS opted to send out bulletins to the major ad agencies outlining the 10 drama and nine comedy pilots it is developing for the 2002-03 season. Agency sources said it is most likely that CBS will focus on the few weak areas it has in its prime-time schedule-namely spots in its Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening lineups.
There were no new pilot additions, but on the drama side CBS confirmed casting for several projects. It was also announced that the spinoff of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will feature Miami as its backdrop.
Yost takes programming post at Crown Media U.S.
New York-Elizabeth Missan Yost has been named director of development for original programming for Crown Media United States, which operates the Hallmark Channel. She will be responsible for overseeing the development of original programming and acquisition of new projects.
Ms. Yost previously served as an executive producer for EMY Entertainment, an independent production company.
Study says watching TV may inspire violence
Washington-Adolescents who watch more than one hour of television a day may be more prone to violence as adults, according to a study published in the journal Science. “Our findings suggest that at least during early adolescence, responsible parents should avoid permitting their children to watch more than one hour of television a day,” the report said.