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[01/11/07 - 09:28 PM]
Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television: Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials and Children's Programs
The winners of all six categories will be announced at the 59th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

[01/11/07 - 06:03 PM]
See the World Through Sarah's Eyes When "The Sarah Silverman Program" Hits Comedy Central(R) on Thursday, February 1 at 10:30 P.M.
Silverman who plays a character (aptly named Sarah Silverman) whose absurd daily life is told through an array of scripted scenes and song.

[01/11/07 - 06:02 PM]
Pale Is the New Tan "Comedy Central Live! Starring Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale Tour" Hits the Road Beginning January 19 in Baltimore
The tour will travel to more than 25 cities nationwide with additional dates to be announced.

[01/11/07 - 06:01 PM]
There's No Place Like Home! Comedy Central's(R) "Halfway Home" Premieres Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 P.M.
The series welcomes viewers to Crenshaw House, where "the L.A. Bureau of Prisons houses some of its most notorious semi-hardened parolees."

[01/11/07 - 06:00 PM]
VH1 Says "I Hate My 30's"
VH1 has ordered eight episodes of the scripted half-hour series, "an irreverent comedy about struggling with the end of prolonged adolescence while facing the realities and responsibilities of what happens when your 20's end and your 30's begin."

[01/11/07 - 06:00 PM]
Hungry for Big Laughs? Sit Down for a Night of Stand-Up from John Pinette the World Television Premiere of "John Pinette: I'M Starving" Debuts Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
Upcoming stand-up specials due in 2007 include "Lisa Lampanelli: Dirty Girl" and "Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now."

[01/11/07 - 05:58 PM]
Nationally Syndicated Reality Courtroom Show 'Eye for an Eye' Gets Green Light for Season Four
The decision to move forward resulted from a strong performance in the 2006 November 2006 sweeps period.

[01/11/07 - 03:42 PM]
2007 Grammy Award Nominee Nelly Furtado to Guest Star in the CBS Hit Drama Csi: Ny, During Grammy Week on Wednesday, FeB. 7
She'll play play Ava Brandt, a world-class personal shoplifter whose job is to fulfill her clients' wish list of the latest must-have items.

[01/11/07 - 03:41 PM]
Six Dancers, Six Interconnected Stories & a Dream to Dance Their Way to the Top ...
MTV touts its upcoming Jennifer Lopez-produced series, "Dancelife," which bows Monday, January 15 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/11/07 - 03:40 PM]
Television Maverick & Emmy Award(R) Winner Mark Burnett Set to Executive Produce the 16th Annual 2007 MTV Movie Awards
The reality guru will executive produce the ceremony, which airs Sunday, June 3.

[01/11/07 - 03:39 PM]
Three 6 Mafia Takes Tinseltown by Storm in the New MTV Series 'Adventures in Hollyhood' Premiering Wednesday, March 14th at 10:30pm ET/PT
The series had originally been slated to premiere on January 31.

[01/11/07 - 03:38 PM]
The-N.com Takes Home Its Very First Emmy!
The network's web site wins an Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Non Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content."

[01/11/07 - 03:36 PM]
Jer-Ry, Jer-Ry, Jer-Ry
VH1 to air "The Springer Hustle," a new reality series about the producers behind "The Jerry Springer Show," beginning Sunday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/11/07 - 03:34 PM]
'The Sopranos'(R) a Hit on A&e
4.3 million viewers tuned into the show's off-network launch on Wednesday, the largest premiere of its type in cable history.

[01/11/07 - 01:59 PM]
Lifetime Launches 'Spot Nora Roberts' Contest with Premiere of Four Lifetime Original Movies Based on the Best Selling Author's Novels
The contest involves spotting Roberts in a series of cameo appearances in all four upcoming originals.

[01/11/07 - 01:57 PM]
Hosted by Award-Winning Journalist Willow Bay, Lifetime Presents Original Special 'Spotlight 25,'
The special is described as "a revealing and in-depth look at the 25-year-old woman today as she throws away old roadmaps and redefines her personal and professional expectations and goals."

[01/11/07 - 01:56 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere 'Army Wives,' from the Mark Gordon Company and Touchstone Television
Lifetime shifts the Kim Delaney/Catherine Bell-led drama from a March to a June start.

[01/11/07 - 01:53 PM]
Treat Williams, Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Pollak Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'The Staircase Murders'
The original movie, based on the famed murder case of Michael Peterson, is set to bow on Sunday, April 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/11/07 - 01:50 PM]
Lifetime Television Partners with Publishing Phenomenon Nora Roberts and Peter Guber's Mandalay Television on Four Lifetime Original Movies
The four adaptations will air every Monday at 9:00/8:00c starting January 29.

[01/11/07 - 01:47 PM]
Lifetime Orders Production of 'State of Mind,' a New One-Hour Drama Series Starring Lili Taylor
The series, due later this year, stars Taylor as a brilliant, take-charge therapist whose personal problems rival those of her eclectic and offbeat patients.

[01/11/07 - 01:45 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Kirstie Alley ("Cheers") to Star in and Executive Produce the Lifetime Original Movie "And She Was"
The satiric comedy stars Alley as a middle-aged screenwriter who learns she is all washed up in Hollywood because she is considered too old and enlists the help of her 20-something nephew who passes himself off as the writer of her scripts.

[01/11/07 - 01:42 PM]
Phoenix, Sheen, Stone, Watts and 'Heroes' Cast Set as Presenters at Golden Globe Awards
Cast members Ali Larter, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Hayden Panettiere, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Milo Ventimiglia are all set to appear.

[01/11/07 - 01:41 PM]
'Saturday Night Live' Shines in the New Year
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeremy Piven to host "SNL" on January 13 and January 20, respectively.

[01/11/07 - 01:39 PM]
MTV and Nike Join Forces for the Premiere of 1 Night Only a Celebration of 25 Years of the Nike Air Force One on January 13th at 11pm
The documentary special will feature exclusive performances from artists KRS-One, Rakim, Nas, and Kanye West.

[01/11/07 - 01:38 PM]
All Brand New Episodes of Crank Yankers and Celebrity Deathmatch to Premiere February 9th Beginning at 10 PM ET / Pt on MTV2
The formerly Comedy Central-based "Yankers" will air eight new episodes on MTV2 while "Deathmatch" will return for a sixth season.

[01/11/07 - 11:43 AM]
Margot Kidder ("Superman") Guest Stars as Nora's Wayward Friend, on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
She'll appear in the show's February 11 episode as Emily Craft.

[01/11/07 - 11:42 AM]
Katharine Mcphee ("American Idol") Makes a Special Guest Appearance as Herself on ABC's "Ugly Betty"
McPhee will be a celebrity guest at the Mode Fashion Week runway show on the series' February 1 installment.

[01/11/07 - 11:40 AM]
ABC and Harpo Announce the First Ever Primetime "Oprah Winfrey Oscar(R) Special," Airing Thursday, February 22, 2007
The special features interviews with Oscar winners Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Jamie Foxx and Sidney Poitier.

[01/11/07 - 11:39 AM]
VH1 Digital Grooves Into 2007 with New Installments of Its 'Box Set' and 'Live@VH1.com' Series
VH1's "Box Set," a made-for-broadband original music program, is migrating to VH1's linear channel this month.

[01/11/07 - 11:38 AM]
Vh1, Jack Black and Channel 101 Join to Stem Tide of 'Unacceptable Media'
The Jack Black-produced series will launch on Friday, March 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/11/07 - 11:36 AM]
Andrew Dice Clay Resurfaces in VH1's 'Dice Undisputed'
The network's latest Celebreality series will bow on Sunday, March 4 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/11/07 - 11:34 AM]
Hip-Hop Artists Examine Diamond Trade in Sierra Leone for Upcoming VH1 Rock Doc, 'Bling'D: Blood, Diamonds, and Hip Hop' Premiering Thursday, February 22 at 8 PM*
The documentary features appearances by Kanye West, Jadakiss, Big Daddy Kane, Juelz Santana, Chris Aire and Mr. T, among others.

[01/11/07 - 11:33 AM]
Four Boy Band Legends, One Month and One Relentless Goal
Chris Kirkpatrick (N*SYNC), Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Rich Cronin (LFO) and Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) all star in the VH1 reality series, due in the late spring.

[01/11/07 - 11:32 AM]
The Not-So-Pretty Side of the Beauty Business
The long-in-the-works VH1 reality series, about the booking agents of the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, will premiere on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/11/07 - 11:31 AM]
Style Network Introduces Unique New Twist on Home Decorating in 'Dress My Nest'
"Queer Eye's" Thom Filicia hosts the new series, which premieres Wednesday, March 28.

[01/11/07 - 11:31 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Renewed "The Martha Stewart Show" in More Than 80% of U.S. for Third Season
New stations for season three include KING-TV Seattle, WISN-TV Milwaukee, WLKY-TV Louisville and WOWT-TV Omaha.

[01/11/07 - 11:29 AM]
Donnie Wahlberg Signed to Co-Star in Spike TV's Gripping New Original Scripted Eight-Hour Dramatic Event, 'The Kill Pit'
He'll star opposite John Leguizamo in the upcoming eight-hour limited series, due this summer on Spike TV.

[01/11/07 - 12:17 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 11
Updates include: Directors set on two pilots while series orders come from ABC and G4.

[01/10/07 - 11:46 PM]
Oxygen Explores Who Cares About Girls? in Documentary Series Hosted by Lisa Ling
The special "Mothers In Prison - And The Daughters Left Behind" premieres on Sunday, March 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/10/07 - 10:55 PM]
Contestants Dive Into Swimsuit Competition for Famed Fashion Designer Trina Turk on NBC's "The Apprentice: Los Angeles," Airing Sunday, January 14 (9-10 P.M. Et)
The show's latest reward is an evening at the Playboy mansion with Hugh Hefner, founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine.

[01/10/07 - 09:04 PM]
IFC Continues Original Programming Momentum with New Slate of Scripted Projects
The cable channel also orders new seasons of "The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman" and "The Business."

[01/10/07 - 08:37 PM]
Actress Tori Spelling Turns Innkeeper in Oxygen's New Reality Series Tori & Dean: Inn Love
The series, now officially dubbed "Tori & Dean: Inn Love," will premiere Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/10/07 - 08:13 PM]
The Cast of CBS's New Reality Series, "Armed & Famous" Says Thank You to the Muncie Police Department with a Surprise Gift of Three Fully-Loaded Hummer Suvs
The Muncie Police Department's Chief, Joe Winkle, was so impressed with Jack Osbourne's abilities as a new cadet, that he extended an invitation to Osbourne during the ceremony to become a full-time member of the Muncie Police Department.

[01/10/07 - 05:55 PM]
TV One Announces Production of New Theatrical Competition Series "David E. Talbert's Blackstage" with Playwright David Talbert and Edmonds Entertainment
Actors will compete to become understudies on Talbert's latest play, which stars Morris Chestnut and R&B recording artist Avant and features all-new songs by Vivian Green.

[01/10/07 - 04:29 PM]
Programming Note: Tonight's Presidential Address
President Bush's speech on the Iraq war will disrupt the four major networks' programming tonight.

[01/10/07 - 02:50 PM]
Roseanne Barr Tapped to Host Third Season of Nick at Nite's Funniest Mom in America Competition Premiering Tuesday, April 3
The network's original series returns for its third season on Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30/8:30c.

[01/10/07 - 02:49 PM]
Canwest Global Communications CorP. and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners Announce Agreement to Acquire Alliance Atlantis Communications InC.
GS Capital Partners will now own 100% of Alliance Atlantis' financial interest in the highly successful "C.S.I." franchise.

[01/10/07 - 02:48 PM]
Jennifer Saunders Returns to BBC America
Newcomer "Clatterford," one of two brand-new BBC America comedy co-productions written by and starring "Absolutely Fabulous" creator and star Jennifer Saunders, will premiere Friday, March 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/10/07 - 02:46 PM]
Emmy(R)-Award Winning Actress Debra Messing Stars in 'The Starter Wife'
The six-hour television event premieres on Thursday, May 31 at 9:00/8:00c and runs through Thursday, June 28 on USA.

[01/10/07 - 11:33 AM]
Gmc, LendingtreE.com, Bacardi Limon and Thomasville Furniture Tapped as Partners for Bravo's All-New Interior Design Competition Series 'Top Design'
In addition, ELLE DECOR Magazine has signed on as the on-air magazine sponsor.







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[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
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[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
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[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
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[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
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[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
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