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[02/19/07 - 12:29 AM]
Development Update: Monday, February 19
Updates include: Jill Clayburgh and Natalie Zea find ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," Summer Glau joins FOX's "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and more!

[02/16/07 - 05:08 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 15, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 15.

[02/16/07 - 05:07 PM]
The New Cast of ABC's Hit Series "Dancing with the Stars" to Be Officially Announced on Wednesday, February 21, on ABC News' "Good Morning America"
In addition, the first interview with one of the new celebrities will take place that night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

[02/16/07 - 12:13 PM]
'Deal Or No Deal' Shifts to Sundays (9-10 PM Et) Followed by 'The Apprentice: Los Angeles' (10-11 PM Et) Beginning March 4, While 'Crossing Jordan' Moves Into Its New Home on Wednesdays (9-10 PM Et), Starting March 7 on Nbc
The Peacock to make Sundays "all reality" while Wednesdays will shift to "all drama."

[02/16/07 - 12:11 PM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 15.

[02/16/07 - 11:11 AM]
The N Greenlights the Third Season of the Critically Acclaimed Teen Drama South of Nowhere from the Tom Lynch Company
16 new episodes of the series are due to begin airing this fall.

[02/16/07 - 11:10 AM]
Spike TV and Major League Eating (Mle)(Tm) Announce Four-Event Pact
The first event, "MLE: St. Patrick's Day Chowdown" will air on St. Patrick's Day emanating from Savannah, Georgia and involve the consumption of corned beef and cabbage, beef tongue and green donuts.

[02/16/07 - 10:50 AM]
Zooey Deschanel Wakes Up in O.Z. in Sci Fi's 'Tin Man' Mini
Nick Willing ("Jason & The Argonauts," "Alice in Wonderland") has also been added as director of the project.

[02/16/07 - 10:31 AM]
FOX Renews Hit Series "House" and "Bones" for 2007-2008 Season
"House" achieved its highest-rated broadcast ever among adults 18-34, teens, women 18-34 and men 18-49/18-34 earlier this week.

[02/16/07 - 12:42 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 16
Updates include: Ryan Murphy gets new overall deal/season of "Nip/Tuck," the CW lines up pilot directors and TBS adds Frank Caliendo's sketch comedy series.

[02/15/07 - 04:14 PM]
The Big Finish! "Beauty and the Geek" Posts Best Finale Ever
The CW spins the numbers from Wednesday, February 14.

[02/15/07 - 04:14 PM]
Don't Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like the Nine Finalists of "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" on the CW
Judges on the series include the group's founder and choreographer, Robin Antin, along with Ron Fair, Chairman of Geffen Records, and Grammy Award-winning performing artist Lil' Kim.

[02/15/07 - 04:13 PM]
Chris Castallo Named Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment
Castallo - previousy a Senior Vice President, Development at NBC - is charged with developing new alternative programs, including reality, game shows and other non-scripted programming.

[02/15/07 - 04:09 PM]
I'M Sorry to Tell You -- You'Ve Both Been Eliminated from the Race -- Now What?
CBS's Innertube is set to launch "Elimination Station," a new web series which looks at what happens after teams are eliminated from "The Amazing Race."

[02/15/07 - 12:19 PM]
Csi: Ny Tops "Lost" for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 14.

[02/15/07 - 12:18 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, February 14, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 14.

[02/15/07 - 12:17 PM]
Production Begins March 5 on "The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?" (Fka "The Imposter"), an Hour-Long Weekly Alternative Series Slated for Summer 2007 on Abc
Auditions will be held in four cities - Los Angeles (March 5-6), Las Vegas (March 11-12), New York (March 20-21) and Orlando (March 28-29).

[02/15/07 - 11:35 AM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of February 5-11): 'Sky' Huge for Lifetime, 'Battlestar' Hits Series Low
Plus: USA claims four of the top 10 spots on cable and Bravo's "Top Design" audience falls in half.

[02/15/07 - 10:28 AM]
In an Unprecedented Marketing Push, FOX Will Debut New Comedy Series "The Winner" Across Multiple Platforms Prior to Broadcast Premiere
Cross-divisional initiative spans internet streaming, download-on-demand, in-flight entertainment, I-Tunes and DVD.

[02/15/07 - 10:27 AM]
Top 24 "American Idol" Semifinalists Revealed!
Next week, the 24 contestants will be split into two groups - 12 males and 12 females - who will each perform a song of his or her choice for America.

[02/15/07 - 10:26 AM]
More Border Injustice?
"America's Most Wanted" will tackle the controversy over the imprisonment of two U.S. Border Patrol Agents for wounding an illegal immigrant accused of drug smuggling on Saturday's episode.

[02/15/07 - 12:21 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 15
Updates include: Lead roles in store for Parker Posey, Matthew Lillard, Anthony Anderson, Katheryn Winnick and Christopher Sieber plus new pilots from CBS and the CW.

[02/14/07 - 10:02 PM]
AMC Premieres 'And the Nominees Are' Featuring Original Movie Programming Leading Up to Academy Awards Ceremony
"And The Nominees Are" is a programming initiative celebrating the best in film through the network's original series "Sunday Morning Shootout."

[02/14/07 - 02:07 PM]
Oxygen Launches Online Contest to Name Tori Spelling & Dean Mcdermott's B&b
The network also moves up the show's premiere to Tuesday, March 20 at 10:30/9:30c.

[02/14/07 - 02:06 PM]
NBC's Hit Game Show 'Identity' Returns to the Schedule Fridays Beginning March 16
The series will return on Friday, March 16 at 9:00/8:00c before moving to its regular time slot at 8:00/7:00c the following week on March 23.

[02/14/07 - 02:04 PM]
Love Is in the Air for Two Contestants on NBC's "The Apprentice: Los Angeles," Airing Sunday, February 18 (9-10 P.M. Et)
This week's task for the thirteen remaining candidates is to put on a promotional event for the internet-based travel service Priceline in a southern California mall.

[02/14/07 - 02:02 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 13.

[02/14/07 - 10:36 AM]
Nick at Nite to Premiere Its First Feature Films - Mega-Hits Crocodile Dundee and Planes, Trains & Automobiles to Air Tuesday, February 20 & 27 Respectively
The two offerings will mark the network's first feature-film telecasts.

[02/14/07 - 10:35 AM]
TV Land Celebrates Elvis
TV Land and the city of Honolulu will honor Elvis with a life-sized bronze sculpture at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, the site of Elvis' 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert.

[02/14/07 - 10:33 AM]
VH1 and BET Climb Into Bed with Queen Latifah for 'Wifey'
The one-hour drama pilot, co-produced by VH1 and BET, tracks the newly-widowed wife of a hip-hop mogul who must reassemble her life as she takes over her late husband's record label.

[02/14/07 - 12:32 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 14
Updates include: Julianna Margulies and Sara Rue both land pilots, new efforts from CBS and Lifetime plus "Old Christine's" Kari Lizer inks a new overall deal.

[02/13/07 - 05:15 PM]
FOX Delays 'Standoff' Until April, 'House' to Boost 'Bells'
"Standoff's" return now set for April 6 while four weeks of "House" repeats will lead into "The Wedding Bells" on Friday nights next month.

[02/13/07 - 05:12 PM]
Lost Fans Get a Valentine's Day Surprise as ABC.com Premieres Character Video Back Stories, Beginning February 14
The four video back stories - Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Locke - will give fans an opportunity to see characters' back stories in chronological order.

[02/13/07 - 05:10 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 5, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 5-11.

[02/13/07 - 05:03 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, February 12, 2007 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 12.

[02/13/07 - 05:02 PM]
Abc, Harpo Films and Mitch Albom Reunite for the Television Event Motion Picture "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's for One More Day"
Principal photography on the New York Times bestseller is scheduled to begin in July for a December 2007 premiere.

[02/13/07 - 04:01 PM]
'The Black Donnellys' - New Drama from Oscar Winners Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco - Will Premiere Monday, February 26 (10-11 P.M. Et) on Nbc
"Donnellys" moves up from March 5, sending "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" to hiatus a week early.

[02/13/07 - 03:39 PM]
Poison Front Man Bret Michaels Administers a Dose of Love to a Bevy of Beauties in the New Reality Series 'Rock of Love with Bret Michaels'
Michaels will topline VH1's latest "Flavor of Love"-esque dating show.

[02/13/07 - 03:38 PM]
Top Models Are PerfectioN. Sometimes the Industry Can Be Anything BuT.
The premiere episode of VH1's "The Agency" will be offered as a free download on the iTunes Store beginning today.

[02/13/07 - 03:37 PM]
Spend Valentine's Day with Your One True Love ... Pop Culture!
Viewers can qualify for the second season of VH1's "The World Series of Pop Culture" by taking on online test on Wednesday, February 14.

[02/13/07 - 03:35 PM]
Gilmore Girls, Geeks and Grapplers Give the CW Year-To-Year Gains Over UPN and the WB
The CW spins the numbers for the week of February 5-11.

[02/13/07 - 03:33 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of FeB. 5-11 -- the #1 New Show of the Season in 18-49, 'Heroes,' Is the Top-Rated Program on Television Monday and the Top-Rated New Series of the Week in Adults 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 5-11.

[02/13/07 - 03:29 PM]
CBS Places First for the Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 5-11.

[02/13/07 - 12:30 PM]
Sarah Scores Second Season! Comedy Central(R) Renews "The Sarah Silverman Program"
The second season of "The Sarah Silverman Program" will premiere in the fall with the first seven of 14 episodes.

[02/13/07 - 12:29 PM]
CBS's Monday Momentum Continues
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 12.

[02/13/07 - 12:28 PM]
Smits' El Sendero Productions Carves a Path with Three New Projects
Among them: Jimmy Smits will star and executive produce Cynthia Cidre's drama pilot for CBS.

[02/13/07 - 10:14 AM]
Sci Fi Renews 'Battlestar Galactica'
The critically-acclaimed series will return for a minimum of 13 hours in January of 2008.

[02/13/07 - 10:12 AM]
Tiki Barber Joins Nbc
The three-time NFL Pro Bowler has been named a correspondent for NBC News' "Today" and an analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America."

[02/13/07 - 12:36 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 13
Updates include: USA adds "Burn Notice" to its summer roster, Michelle Ryan becomes NBC's "Bionic Woman" and other casting news.

[02/12/07 - 10:00 PM]
Hallmark Original Movie Pumps Organ Donor Awareness February 14 Is National Donor Day
The network will announce other consumer campaigns leading up to the premiere of "A Stranger's Heart" on Saturday, May 5.







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