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May 6, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Lions Gate ending its `Tracker’ action hour
Los Angeles-Lions Gate Entertainment has pulled the plug on weekly action hour “Tracker,” according to sources. The freshman entry had been averaging a 1.2 season-to-date household rating. Its highest rating came at the end of November, when the series earned a 1.8.
FitzSimons is expected to take Tribune CEO post
Los Angeles-Tribune Co. watchers expect the company’s annual meeting this week to be John Madigan’s last as CEO and believe that by year-end the title will be bestowed on Tribune President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis FitzSimons, according to the current issue of Crain’s Chicago Business.
`Living Large’ big enough for Carsey-Werner
Los Angeles-Carsey-Werner Distribution’s upcoming weekly hour “Living Large” has been stamped with a “firm go,” with the additions of Carmen Electra and Kadeem Hardison as hosts of the lifestyle series. The hour is cleared in more than 170 markets representing more than 96 percent of the United States and will launch in the fall.
`Phil Donahue’ vet Selip may come to MSNBC
New York-Marlaine Selip, who produced “Phil Donahue” for eight years, is reported to be close to a deal that would make her executive producer of “Donahue,” the weeknight hour MSNBC asked Mr. Donahue to host starting this summer. Ms. Selip, an Emmy-winning veteran of a number of talk shows, produced five hours of live programming a day on America’s Talking, the cable channel that converted to MSNBC.