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[11/22/06 - 02:20 PM]
TV Land's the 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases Hits the Air with a Comprehensive List of TV's Most Memorable Expressions Over the Past 60 Years
The week-long primetime salute kicks off on Monday, December 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/22/06 - 02:16 PM]
Ncis Soars to Its Best Deliveries in All Key Measures Since Last March
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 21.

[11/22/06 - 02:15 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 21.

[11/22/06 - 02:14 PM]
This Season ABC Offers the Gift of Holiday-Themed Episodes and Movies Along with New and Classic Specials
ABC details is various holiday-themed episodes, movies and specials.

[11/21/06 - 09:46 PM]
Comcast and the Walt Disney Company Announce Long-Term Comprehensive Distribution Agreements Securing Carriage for Disney Media Networks' Products and Services
Comcast acquires Disney's minority interest in E! Networks while select ABC series will join Comcast's ON DEMAND lineup.

[11/21/06 - 09:30 PM]
Spike TV Takes Gaming to the Next Level
Nominees of Spike TV's 2006 Video Game Awards were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, composed of some of the most respected gaming industry experts.

[11/21/06 - 09:24 PM]
The N Spreads Holiday Cheer with the "Give Some, Get Some Giveaway" Beginning November 27
Each week, The N will auction exclusive items from four network series during the "Giveaway."

[11/21/06 - 08:39 PM]
ESPN's NFL Coverage Up 36% VS. 2005
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 20.

[11/21/06 - 08:38 PM]
The CW Posts Sweep-To-Sweep and Season-To-Date Gains Over the WB in Target Demo of Adults 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for the week of November 13-19.

[11/21/06 - 08:37 PM]
CBS Makes It 9 for 9
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 13-19.

[11/21/06 - 08:35 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 13, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 13-19.

[11/21/06 - 08:25 PM]
New FX Drama Series "Dirt" Set to Premiere Tuesday, January 2 at 10pm ET/PT
Courteney Cox stars and executive produces the series, about the editor-in-chief of two of the country's most widely read tabloid magazines, which control the fates of the celebrities lining the pages.

[11/21/06 - 11:09 AM]
Carson Kressley, DR. Laura Schlessinger and Jack La Lanne Bring Christmas Cheer with Cameo Roles in NBC's "The Year Without a Santa Claus" Premiering December 11 (9-11 P.M. Et)
John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Griffin, Delta Burke, Harvey Fierstein, Michael McKean and Carol Kane all star in the original movie.

[11/21/06 - 11:08 AM]
NBC's Primetime Lineup Finishes Week Nine with a 12 Percent Jump Versus Its 18-49 Rating for the Same Week Last Year
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 13-19.

[11/21/06 - 11:05 AM]
Lorraine Nicholson Selected as 2007 Miss Golden Globe at 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards to Be Telecast Live on NBC on JaN. 15
Lorraine, age 16, is the daughter of six-time Golden Globe recipient and former Cecil B. DeMille honoree Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard.

[11/21/06 - 10:24 AM]
After One Month, CBS Content Among Most Viewed Videos on Youtube
The most-watched video - the "NCIS" clip entitled "Cat Fight."

[11/21/06 - 10:23 AM]
Warren Beatty to Receive Hfpa's Cecil B. Demille Award at 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards to Be Telecast Live on NBC on JaN. 15
Nominations for "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be announced at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14.

[11/21/06 - 09:53 AM]
Wwe(R) Returns to Iraq
On Christmas night, the WWE will present "WWE Tribute to the Troops: Christmas in Baghdad," a new special at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/21/06 - 09:51 AM]
Acclaimed 'Arrested Development' Series Begins on Msn Video
The first five episodes are available today at http://arresteddevelopment.msn.com and, starting Dec. 15, three new episodes will be added every three weeks.

[11/21/06 - 09:17 AM]
The "Break" Is Over When "Prison Break" Returns for More Nonstop Action Beginning Monday, January 22, on Fox
The series returns with one-hour recap special on January 22 with new episodes resuming on January 29.

[11/20/06 - 05:44 PM]
Blood Ties; Brand New Drama
The series, based on Tanya Huff's "Vicki Nelson" novels, is scheduled to be broadcast on Lifetime in 2007.

[11/20/06 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Premieres New Holiday Treats for Poker Fans: 'UltimateBET.net Aruba Classic' and 'Best of High Stakes Poker' in December
$2.6 million in prize money is at stake at the "UltimateBet.Net Aruba Classic," which airs Friday, December 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/20/06 - 03:58 PM]
Cats Finally Get Their Night in Prime Time!
The cable channel will air the "CFA International Cat Championship" on Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/20/06 - 03:56 PM]
GSN Airs 'The Chuck Barris Story: My Life on the Edge' December 10
The documentary features a candid interview with Barris, in addition to Phyllis Diller, Jamie Farr and George Clooney.

[11/20/06 - 03:55 PM]
GSN to Air 'Worldwide Webgames Championship' December 3
Todd Newton hosts the special, which features the best causal games players - such as Bejeweled 2, Zuma and Solitaire - in the world.

[11/20/06 - 03:52 PM]
Lifetime Television Orders New Half-Hour Reality Series 'Gay, Straight Or Taken?' a Distinctive New Dating Show About Finding MR. Right
The new series puts a modern twist on the traditional dating show where one woman meets three men and through a series of dates, must decide who is gay, straight or already taken.

[11/20/06 - 03:51 PM]
Stephen Colbert to Establish the World's First "Stephen Colbert Museum and Gift Shop" in Alabama's Colbert County
The multi-part celebration will air during the week of Monday, November 27 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/20/06 - 03:49 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, November 19, 2006 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 19.

[11/20/06 - 02:54 PM]
News Corporation Cancels Simpson Book and TV Special
News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has canceled publication of the book "If I Did It" as well as the corresponding FOX broadcast network special.

[11/20/06 - 11:57 AM]
Return of "Reba" and a Growing "7th Heaven" Lift the CW to Best Sunday of the Season
The CW spins the numbers for Sunday, November 19.

[11/20/06 - 11:56 AM]
Bob Saget, Catherine Bell, Chris Sarandon and Bernadette Peters Guest Star on NBC's 'Law & Order: Svu,' Tuesday, November 28, (10 P.M. ET/PT)
The star-studded episode showcases a rare dramatic appearance by funnyman Bob Saget.

[11/20/06 - 11:17 AM]
Identity, an Original Game of First Impressions Hosted by Penn Jillette, to Premiere on NBC as Five-Night Event from December 18-22
Executive producer Ben Silverman describes the new series as "a next generation game show about an individual's ability to read people based off of perception and judgments of others."

[11/20/06 - 12:52 AM]
Interview: "The King of Queens" Executive Producer David Bickel

[11/17/06 - 11:14 PM]
The Weinstein Company and IFC Entertainment Co-Acquire North American Rights to Out of the Blue
Written by Graeme Tetley with director Robert Sarkies, the film is the true story of David Gray who, on November 13, 1990, shot and killed over a dozen townspeople in his hometown Aramoana, a quiet and tight knit community on New Zealand's South Island.

[11/17/06 - 09:23 PM]
VH1's Hit Fitness & Nutrition Series "Celebrity Fit Club" Is Back for a Fifth Season Premiering April of '07
The new season's cast includes Maureen McCormick, Dustin Diamond, Tiffany, Cledus T. Judd, Da Brat, Ross "The Intern" Mathews, Kimberley Locke and Warren G.

[11/17/06 - 09:22 PM]
Sam Register Enters Into First-Look Deal with Cartoon Network
Previously, Register served as senior vice president, development for Cartoon Network and was responsible for overseeing development and production of original, action-oriented animated programming for the 24-hour cable service.

[11/17/06 - 07:03 PM]
Development Update: November 13-17 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 15 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[11/17/06 - 03:41 PM]
ABC's 'Bachelor,' 'Dancing' on Track for New Seasons
Look for a 10th season of "The Bachelor" in late spring while "Dancing With the Stars" may return as early as March.

[11/17/06 - 03:07 PM]
'Ghost Hunters' Wraps Highest-Rated, Most-Watched Season Yet!
1.8 million viewers tuned into the show's fall finale on Wednesday.

[11/17/06 - 12:26 PM]
Csi Hits a Season High Delivery in Viewers, Beating "Grey's Anatomy" by Nearly 3 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 16.

[11/17/06 - 12:25 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, November 16, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 16.

[11/17/06 - 12:24 PM]
TBS and Ford Drive Consumers to Charity Auction on Ebay to Bid on Autographed 2007 Ford Fusion from Comic Relief 2006
The 2006 edition will be simulcast on TBS and HBO this Saturday at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/17/06 - 11:15 AM]
The CW to Keep 'Mars,' 'Hill' for (Almost) Full Seasons
The netlet asks for seven additional episodes of "Mars" and eight additional episodes of "Hill."

[11/17/06 - 08:24 AM]
FOX Orders Additional Episodes of "Standoff" and "'Til Death"
FOX confirms its six episode extension of "Standoff" and its full season commitment to "'Til Death."

[11/16/06 - 10:27 PM]
Vanished Concludes with Final Episodes Streaming on FOX on Demand at MyspacE.com Beginning Friday, NoV. 17
FOX confirms our previous report along with more details about "Vanished's" final episodes.

[11/16/06 - 09:21 PM]
DR. Phil and Robin Mcgraw Return to Host TNT's Christmas in Washington Concert, Featuring Taylor Hicks, Il Divo, Gretchen Wilson, Chris Brown, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bianca Ryan
The special will be taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and premiere on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/16/06 - 09:20 PM]
Viewers Pick Favorite Commercials from Around the World for TBS's Special Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2006, Hosted by Kevin Nealon
2006 edition of the annual special premieres Wednesday, December 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/16/06 - 09:19 PM]
Jaeda Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[11/16/06 - 05:57 PM]
FOX Axes 'Vanished' as 'Justice' Heads to Fridays
The network plans to stream the four remaining "Vanished" installments online.

[11/16/06 - 03:44 PM]
FOX Extends 'Death,' 'Standoff'; CBS Keeps 'Class' in Session
"Death" gets full season while "Standoff" and "Class" earn additional episodes.







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[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.

[08/15/19 - 01:15 PM]
"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" Premieres February 12 on Netflix
The sequel will be followed by a third film: "To All the Boys: Always and Forever Lara Jean," already in production.

[08/15/19 - 11:04 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 P.M. Eastern
As part of its Votegasm 2020 coverage, the series will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central and react in real time across its social media accounts.