E! Entertainment, partnering with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, will help raise funds for terminally ill kids with its third Cards for Kids Campaign.
Storm clouds are brewing at the Weather Channel, with an estimated 60-80 jobs cut in recent weeks as the company is absorbed into new owners NBC Universal. Several on-camera meteorologists were laid off.
TAKING THE STAGE
Here! is adapting classic stage works for a TV audience by greenlighting "here! Center Stage," set to bow in 2009 with "The Awakening of Spring," Arthur Allan Seidelman's adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 play "Spring Awakening."
SHANKLY IN LOVE
Shankly Prods.' distribution unit has acquired worldwide rights to the doc "Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story" and has sold the U.S. broadcast rights to Tennis Channel for a Sunday bow.
REVEILLE, ROBBINS IN BIZ
NBC has teamed with Reveille for a new unscripted transformation show starring self help guru Tony Robbins. The network has ordered a pilot presentation, exec produced Howard T. Owens, Mark Koops and Bruce Redman, which will feature Robbins helping people in distress.