Walt Disney Co. ’s ABC, running last this season in the viewers marketers target, is unable to renew its most-popular drama “Desperate Housewives” because of pay demands by three stars, people familiar with the situation said.
The “Desperate Housewives” of Wisteria Lane have a new address: Istanbul’s Gul street. In Russia, Peg and Al Bundy of “Married With Children” have morphed into Gena and Dasha, who inhabit an apartment in Yekaterinburg rather than a suburban home near Chicago.
Walt Disney Co. and other movie and TV studios have asked a federal court to dismiss their copyright-infringement case against the file-sharing website Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton, according to a Nov. 7 court filing.
Walt Disney Co.’s ABC broadcast network, flirting with NBC for last place in the young-adult audience advertisers target, is adding 10 new shows next season after “Desperate Housewives” ended its eight-season run.