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[12/08/06 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: December 4-8 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 20 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[12/08/06 - 02:23 PM]
Interview: "The War at Home" Creator Rob Lotterstein

[12/08/06 - 01:51 PM]
Show Me the Money Picked Up for Six Additional Episodes; Premieres on a New Day and Time, Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M., January 2, 2007
The additional installments bring its season total to 13 episodes.

[12/08/06 - 11:37 AM]
CBS Interactive Partners with Artificial Life to Offer the First Avatar-Based Mobile Game Based on a Major TV Show -- the CW's "America's Next Top Model"
The innovative mobile game, which lets avatars -- or virtual characters -- live on user's cell phones, will be available in the U.S. immediately and shortly thereafter in Hong Kong and in many other countries as well.

[12/08/06 - 11:36 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 7.

[12/07/06 - 09:43 PM]
Kate Winslet Featured Guest on AMC's Hollywood Talkfest, "Sunday Morning Shootout" Hosted by Peter Bart and Peter Guber Dishes on the Oscars, Hollywood and Leonardo Dicaprio
Also on tap: Oscar Winning producer Irwin Winkler and "Little Children" director Todd Field.

[12/07/06 - 04:58 PM]
Lincoln Heights Premieres Monday, January 8, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Et
The new drama will serve as a lead-in to "Wildfire" starting Monday, January 8 at 7:00/6:00c.

[12/07/06 - 04:57 PM]
Before It Flies BY... Catch a "Smallville" Marathon Tracing Back to the Beginning of Clark Kent's Arrival to Earth
Nine-hour marathon airs Friday, December 29 from 11:00AM - 8:00PM ET/PT.

[12/07/06 - 04:55 PM]
Caridee English Is America's Next Top Model
The CW details the winner of the latest installment of "America's Next Top Model."

[12/07/06 - 02:02 PM]
The Cw, WbTV and Sunkist Team Up to Give Viewers the Opportunity of a Lifetime to Bring "One Tree Hill" to Their Hometown
New contest will give fans the opportunity to appear in an episode of the series that will be filmed on-location in the winner's hometown.

[12/07/06 - 02:01 PM]
Best Night in the CW's History
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 6.

[12/07/06 - 12:26 PM]
Nominations Announced for "The 49th Annual Grammy(R) Awards" with Winners to Be Named on a Special to Be Broadcast Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 11 on the CBS Television Network
Mary J. Blige leads the nominations with eight, followed by The Red Hot Chili Peppers with six and James Blunt, The Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin, Will.I.Am and John Williams with five.

[12/07/06 - 12:00 PM]
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ... Who's the Sexiest Gay of All?
Plus: "Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model" to return for a second season on OUTzoneTV.com.

[12/07/06 - 11:58 AM]
Bravo's "Top Design" Measures Up 12 Aspiring Interior Designers in the Series Premiere on Wednesday, January 31 at 11 PM ET/PT, Following the Second Season Finale of "Top Chef"
The series will then move to its regular 10:00/9:00c time slot on Wednesday, February 7.

[12/07/06 - 10:59 AM]
Rebecca Romijn Joins the Cast of ABC's "Ugly Betty"
She'll play the mysterious woman behind the mask who's been plotting to take over Mode Magazine.

[12/07/06 - 10:35 AM]
The King Returns Perched Atop Its Time Period Throne
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 6.

[12/06/06 - 11:15 AM]
Shocking New Twists Rock the New Season of NBC's "Apprentice," When 18 New Candidates Come to Los Angeles for the Toughest Competition Yet in the Show's History on Sunday, January 7 (9:30-11 P.M. Et)
Each week the winning team with live like Trump while the losing team sleeps in the backyard in tents.

[12/06/06 - 11:13 AM]
Season Two of Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winning Series Without a Trace Comes to DVD March 13, 2007 from Warner Home Video
The new set will contain all 24 episodes from the show's second season as well as bonus deleted scenes.

[12/06/06 - 11:11 AM]
TNT Presents Network Television Premiere of the Oscar(R)-Winning Epic Fantasy the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The entire trilogy will also be presented from beginning to end starting Sunday, December 17 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[12/06/06 - 10:27 AM]
USA Network Announces a Nashville Star Marketing Partnership with Sonic Drive-In
New season will once again team with the restaurant chain for a multi-media co-branded marketing partnership.

[12/06/06 - 10:25 AM]
Margaret Cho to Guest-Star on "'Til Death"
She'll play the wife of returning guest star Anthony Anderson in an upcoming episode.

[12/05/06 - 11:21 PM]
BBC America to Co-Produce New Comedies with Jennifer Saunders
Both comedies, "Clatterford" and "The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle," will launch on BBC America next year.

[12/05/06 - 08:32 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Holiday Movie Premiere, "The Christmas Card," Ranks #1 in Prime Time and Wins the Day on Saturday, December 2
The movie's 4.2 household rating marks the network's highest-ever-rated telecast.

[12/05/06 - 06:59 PM]
TNT and TBS Garner Big Victories with Original Programming
6.2 million tune into the network's "Librarian" sequel while "My Boys" scores among adults 18-34.

[12/05/06 - 04:17 PM]
ABC Announces the Premieres of New Comedies "The Knights of Prosperity" and "In Case of Emergency," Wednesday, January 3
In addition: "Lost" will return at a new time, 10:00/9:00c, on Wednesday, February 7 with all original episodes.

[12/05/06 - 04:15 PM]
Momentum Fuels the CW's Best Week Yet Powered by a String of Season Highs Across the Schedule
The CW spins the numbers for the week of November 27-December 3.

[12/05/06 - 04:14 PM]
ESPN's NFL Coverage Up 38% VS. 2005
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 4.

[12/05/06 - 12:36 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 27, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 27-December 3.

[12/05/06 - 12:34 PM]
Jason Lewis ("Sex and the City") Makes Guest Appearance on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
He'll play Chad Barry, a potential love interest for Matthew Rhys's character, in an upcoming episode entitled "Sexual Politics."

[12/05/06 - 12:32 PM]
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007 Includes Record-Setting Number of Live Performances from Times Square with Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts and Broadway's "Jersey Boys"
Other musical acts for the 35th consecutive year of the special will include Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Meat Loaf and Latin music phenomenon RBD.

[12/05/06 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Wins the Primetime Week in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 27-December 3.

[12/05/06 - 12:27 PM]
Universal Hd December Highlights
Original programming highlights include the "Del Webb Father/Son Challenge," "2006 ADT Golf Skills Challenge" and "Hilton Family Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular."

[12/05/06 - 12:25 PM]
Prom Night Turns Tragic on the Season Two Finale of the N's South of Nowhere Friday, December 22
The-N.com's "The Click" to feature new, exclusive webisodes and behind-the-scenes footage every Friday leading up to the two-part finale.

[12/05/06 - 12:23 PM]
VH1 Mobile Launches 'Celebhead,' an Original, Made-For-Mobile Series
Each episode is a "hilarious, short-form parody that uses the technique of first person camera to capture a celebrity's distinct point-of-view."

[12/05/06 - 10:32 AM]
TNT Teams with Executive Producers Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy and Dreamworks Television for Mystical Adventure Adapted from Stephen King and Peter Straub's the Talisman
The six-hour limited series, from the team behind "Into the West" and "Taken," will premiere in the summer of 2008.

[12/05/06 - 09:38 AM]
Victoria's Secret Models Go Mobile
Also, viewers can watch a day in the life of model Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio's own photo journal on CBS.com.

[12/05/06 - 09:36 AM]
Winners of "The 2006 Billboard Music Awards" Announced
Mary J. Blige takes home a whopping nine awards, including "R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year."

[12/04/06 - 11:47 PM]
Ben Stiller and Carla Gugino Stand Watch in "Reel Comedy: Night at the Museum" Premiering Monday, December 18 at 8:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
The special is hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt, who acts as a private guide for viewers when he meets up with the film's star, Ben Stiller.

[12/04/06 - 10:36 PM]
Love, Longing and Lots of Sand When Amanda Bynes Finds Herself 'Lovewrecked' January 21st on ABC Family
The original movie stars Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Fred Willard, Kathy Griffin and Lance Bass.

[12/04/06 - 10:10 PM]
We TV Expands Platform Programming Strategy
The network plans to launch two new one-hour anthology blocks in January: "Real Mysteries," a block of dramatic mystery-themed programming, and "WE Spotlight," a selection of original and acquired series and specials.

[12/04/06 - 09:25 PM]
It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
The "Julie Andrews Weekend" features "Mary Poppins" and a double feature of the "Eloise" movies.

[12/04/06 - 09:09 PM]
The Return of Courtney Love to Have Its U.S. Premiere on VH1 on Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 Pm
The film also features never-before-seen home movies of Courtney and Kurt.

[12/04/06 - 08:58 PM]
Oxygen Reaches Subscriber Milestone
The network is now available in 70 million homes.

[12/04/06 - 01:50 PM]
CBS Signs David Letterman as Host of the "Late Show" Through Fall 2010
"I'm thrilled to be continuing on at CBS," said Letterman. "At my age you really don't want to have to learn a new commute."

[12/04/06 - 01:50 PM]
Eminent Artists from Broadway, Nashville, Motown, Hollywood and Around the Globe Converge in Washington, D.C. to Salute This Year's Honorees at "The 29th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to Be Broadcast Tuesday, DeC. 26 on the CBS Television Network
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and Steven Spielberg are this year's honorees.

[12/04/06 - 01:48 PM]
Viewers Are Invited to Unwrap Special Encore Episodes of the Hit CBS Comedies "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men," on Christmas Night, Monday, DeC. 25
Three encore episodes of the sophomore comedy are set to run on Monday, December 25.

[12/04/06 - 01:47 PM]
Criminal Minds Gets Super Sunday Time Period
On Wednesday, November 29, the series delivered its largest audience to date with 17.95 million viewers tuning in.

[12/04/06 - 12:34 PM]
Mystery Fans Can Snuggle Up with Sleuth in December
Among its highlights: marathons of "Karen Sisco," "L.A. Dragnet," "EZ Streets" and "Miami Vice."

[12/04/06 - 12:32 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Powers NBC to #2 in November Sweep
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 3 and the November sweeps period.

[12/04/06 - 11:05 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, December 3, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 3.







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[07/27/16 - 11:30 AM]
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The four-part event premieres Friday, November 25 on the streaming service.

[07/27/16 - 10:02 AM]
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[07/27/16 - 09:35 AM]
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Launching Tuesday, September 6, the series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunistic streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

[07/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
The Wild, Wild West Meets Its Match with Animal Planet's "North Woods Law: Washington State"
The series, formerly known as "Rugged Justice," returns Thursday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/27/16 - 08:06 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Celebrates National Parks 100th on August 28
The one-hour special tells the story of how this radical idea evolved into an enduring mission shaped by the creativity, resourcefulness and passion of individual Americans.

[07/27/16 - 06:01 AM]
CMT Announces Season Two Pickup of Hit Comedy "Still the King"
The one-hour season finale airs Sunday, August 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/16 - 11:04 AM]
AMC's Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" to Conclude with Fourth and Final Season
The network also announced executive producer and showrunner, Craig Silverstein, has renewed his overall development deal.

[07/26/16 - 10:37 AM]
"Girl in the Box," The Disturbing True Story of a Woman Held Captive for Seven Years, Premieres September 10 on Lifetime, Starring Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz and Zelda Williams
Immediately following the premiere of the film, the two-part special "Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box," which documents the real-life story of Colleen Stan, will air at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/16 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu Announces New Original Special From Emmy(R)-Nominated Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
The new Hulu Original, in association with Funny Or Die, will become available to stream to Hulu subscribers on August 11.

[07/26/16 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Greenlights New Game Show, "Caraoke Showdown," Hosted by Craig Robinson
"Caraoke Showdown" will tape in Los Angeles and New York this summer and debut on Spike in 2017.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/26/16 - 08:15 AM]
"Roast Battle" Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen to All-Star Panel of Judges
They'll join the previously announced Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade.

[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.