U.K. address for '90210'

Britain's Channel Four and its digital offshoot E4 have acquired exclusive broadcast rights to "90210," the spinoff of "Beverly Hills, 90210" that airs in the U.S. on the CW. "90210" will premiere in the U.K. on E4 in 2009, the British channel announced Monday.

'Ex List' gets ax

CBS has pulled "The Ex List" from its Friday schedule. The drama will be replaced with a repeat of "NCIS." The last episode of "Ex List" dropped 20% to a season-low 1.6 rating in adults 18-49.

HGTV upgrades

Scripps Networks veteran Freddy James has been tapped to lead HGTV's programming team as senior vp program development and production.

More Cartoon 'drama'

Cake Distribution has sold Fresh TV's animated series "Total Drama Action," the spinoff to "Total Drama Island," to Cartoon Network U.S.

Honor for Gaspin

Jeff Gaspin, president and COO of Universal Television Group, will receive JTN Prods.' 2008 Vision Award during a gala ceremony Nov. 5 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.