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[02/26/07 - 10:07 PM]
GSN's First-Ever National Vocabulary Championship Takes Place March 5 in New York
The 50 NVC finalists represent 26 states and hail from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.

[02/26/07 - 10:06 PM]
AMC Announces Casting and Starts Production of Second Original Pilot "Breaking Bad"
Bryan Cranston toplines the cast, which includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris and Betsy Brandt.

[02/26/07 - 10:05 PM]
Supernanny Is Saving the World One Family at a Time in a Marathon Airing Sunday, March 11 on ABC Family
The eight back-to-back episodes will air on ABC Family, Sunday, March 11th (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM ET/PT).

[02/26/07 - 05:48 PM]
Join Seth Macfarlane, Rob Corddry and Ricky Blitt of "The Winner" for a Live Video Webcast Sunday, March 4, on FOX.com
This "no-holds-barred" live video webcast will allow viewers to talk directly to the creative forces behind "The Winner."

[02/26/07 - 03:16 PM]
Andrew Dice Clay Resurfaces in VH1's 'Dice Undisputed'
The seven-episode series premieres with back-to-back installments on Sunday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/26/07 - 03:15 PM]
Sunday, February 25, 2007 - Fast National Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 25.

[02/26/07 - 01:00 PM]
Shohreh Aghdashloo Guest Stars on ABC's Hit Drama Series "Grey's Anatomy"
Aghdashloo will portray patient Helen Crawford in the show's March 15 episode.

[02/26/07 - 12:52 PM]
The Futon's Second Look: "The Black Donnellys" (NBC)

[02/26/07 - 12:10 PM]
NBC's New Improv Comedy Series 'Thank God You'Re Here' --Television's Most Dangerous New Comedy Challenge -- Premieres Monday, April 9 and April 16 Before Resuming in Regular Day and Time on Wednesdays Beginning April 18 (8-9 P.M.)
Upcoming guest stars include Fred Willard, Tom Arnold, Fran Drescher, Tom Green, Chelsea Handler, George Takei, Shannon Elizabeth, Paul Rodriguez, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Mo'Nique, Angela Kinsey, Alanis Morrisette, Jason Alexander and Ana Gasteyer.

[02/26/07 - 12:07 PM]
NBC to Award $250,000 to Winner of Its Hit Laughfest "Last Comic Standing"
The winner will also receive an exclusive talent contract with NBC Universal and their own half-hour comedy special on Bravo.

[02/26/07 - 09:53 AM]
Hallmark Channel Unveils "Make Yourself at Home " -- New On-Air Look and Campaign -- March 1
The new on-air look and campaign will reinforce the network's reputation as "a destination for quality, family-friendly programming where viewers can get comfortable and tune-in for great stories."

[02/26/07 - 09:37 AM]
Sci Fi Channel and Virgin Comics Embark on Groundbreaking Joint Venture
With five new comic book titles serving as a jumping off point, SCI FI/Virgin Comics will develop "fresh properties that integrate the unique spirit and vitality of both brands."

[02/26/07 - 12:52 AM]
Development Update: Monday, February 26
Updates include: Christopher Guest to direct ABC's "The Thick of It," new roles for Eddie Cibrian, Jim Rash, Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Paquin and more!

[02/24/07 - 11:15 AM]
Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Barry Gibb, Jennifer Lopez, Lulu, Martina Mcbride, Peter Noone, Diana Ross and Gwen Stefani to Appear on "American Idol" on Fox
In addition, season four winner Carrie Underwood and season five finalist Kellie Pickler will perform on the show this season.

[02/23/07 - 12:49 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 22, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 22.

[02/23/07 - 10:34 AM]
NBC's 'The Black Donnellys' - Will Premiere Monday, February 26 (10-11 P.M. Et) with Encore Airings on NBC's Sister Networks USA and Bravo
USA will re-air the pilot on Tuesday, March 6, (12-1:00 A.M. ET) while Bravo will rebroadcast the first two episodes back-to-back on Sunday, March 11 (4:00 & 5:00P.M. ET).

[02/23/07 - 10:32 AM]
Rudy Cardenas, Paul Kim, Amy Krebs and Nicole Tranquillo Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
Another two guys and two girls will be eliminated on the live results show, and season five finalist Kellie Pickler will perform her new single "I Wonder" Thursday, March 1.

[02/23/07 - 10:31 AM]
Oscar(R).com Kicks Off the 79th Annual Academy Awards(R) Weekend with Exclusive Sneak-Peek Oscar Coverage and More Video Than Ever Before
New to Oscar.com this year is the "Thank You Cam," where fans can see the first exclusive comments from the winners as they leave the stage with their Oscar statuette.

[02/23/07 - 10:30 AM]
Peter Coyote ("Erin Brockovich") Makes Guest Appearance on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
Coyote will play Mark August, a professor and potential romantic interest to the very recently widowed Nora Walker.

[02/23/07 - 12:20 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 23
Updates include: Alyssa Milano, Danny Comden and Angie Harmon all tapped for lead roles as pilot season rolls on.

[02/22/07 - 10:03 PM]
Oxygen Scores Its Highest Hh and W18-49 Rating for an Original Series with the Bad Girls Club
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 20.

[02/22/07 - 04:20 PM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of "October Road" and the Return of "Six Degrees"
"October Road" will displace "Men in Trees" starting Thursday, March 15 while "Six Degrees" is set to return on Friday, March 23.

[02/22/07 - 03:25 PM]
Thom Filicia Makes Fashion Sense of Home Decorating on the Style Network's New TV Reality Series- ''Dress My Nest''
The newcomer, which uses "a woman's favorite outfit and wardrobe style as sources of inspiration for a much-needed room makeover," premieres on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00/10:00c.

[02/22/07 - 03:22 PM]
Bravo Airs Marathon of the Emmy Award-Winning Series "Taxicab Confessions"
Five new-to-Bravo episodes will bow this Friday, February 23, from midnight to 5 AM ET/PT.

[02/22/07 - 03:20 PM]
David Spade to Rip Hollywood a New One on Its Most Glamourous Night Comedy Central's "The Showbiz Show" Launches Live Oscar Blog on Sunday, February 25
The third season of "The Showbiz Show" premieres on Thursday, March 15.

[02/22/07 - 01:23 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of February 12-18): TNT's 'Nba All-Star Game' Falls Short
The cable channel nevertheless takes the top three spots on cable last week.

[02/22/07 - 11:53 AM]
Climbing "One Tree Hill" Scores Against Tough Competition
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 21.

[02/22/07 - 11:52 AM]
The CW Re-Teams with Mediavest for New Installment of the "Cwh" Content Wrap
This new content wrap features the latest installment of the branded entertainment and popular culture mini-magazine, CWH, entitiled "C What's Hot," "C What's Happening," and "C What's Hip."

[02/22/07 - 11:51 AM]
Deborah Norville Signs on for More "Inside Edition"
Norville inks a multiyear deal to remain anchor of "Inside Edition," the #1-rated newsmagazine in syndication.

[02/22/07 - 11:41 AM]
American Idol Performing Art Summer Camp Launches
The show's producers are set to launch the first performing arts summer camp for kids between the ages of 12-15 based on the nation's most watched television show and #1 talent search.

[02/22/07 - 11:39 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, February 21, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 21.

[02/22/07 - 11:38 AM]
Taye Diggs and Hector Elizondo to Guest Star on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"
Diggs will guest star in a special two-hour episode that will air later this season while Elizondo will play Callie's father in the upcoming episode "My Favorite Mistake."

[02/22/07 - 11:36 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and the Walt Disney Studios Announce 2007 Participants for the Industry-Leading Writing Fellowship Program
Disney-ABC Television Group and The Walt Disney Studios, in partnership with the Writers Guild of America-West, has named fourteen new fellows for the 17th annual Writing Fellowship program.

[02/22/07 - 11:28 AM]
Nancy O'Dell Will Host the 2007 Miss Usa(R) Pageant Airing on NBC on March 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT
O'Dell is hosting for the fourth consecutive year.

[02/22/07 - 11:27 AM]
Family Guy Goes "Up Late" on Oscar Night with Debut of Animated Talk Show Parody on Myspace Starring Stewie, Brian and Celebrity Guest Rob Corddry
The 10-minute flash-animated talk show parody will begin streaming Sunday, February 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on MySpace.com and remain on the portal indefinitely.

[02/22/07 - 10:06 AM]
FOX Announces Summer Premieres
The network's summer slate includes the return of "The Loop," "Hell's Kitchen," "So You Think You Can Dance" as well as newcomer "On the Lot."

[02/22/07 - 10:05 AM]
Didn't Get an Engagement Ring on Valentine's Day? It's Not Too Late for FOX and "The Wedding Bells" to Help!
FOX teams with WhiteFlash.com to give away 35 diamond rings to lucky radio listeners as part of its promotion for "The Wedding Bells."

[02/22/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 22
Updates include: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Molly Shannon, Chi McBride, Oded Fehr, Samaire Armstrong and Ving Rhames are among the latest to land pilot gigs.

[02/21/07 - 11:55 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 12, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 12-18.

[02/21/07 - 02:40 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of FeB. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 12-18.

[02/21/07 - 02:34 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 12-18.

[02/21/07 - 02:31 PM]
Season Two of the Powerful Police Drama, the Closer, Arrives on DVD May 29, 2007 from Warner Home Video
The four-disc collection features all 14 episodes from the series' second season, along with bonus material, and will retail for $39.98 SRP.

[02/21/07 - 10:50 AM]
Top Models Know No Borders - VH1 Brings Australia's Next Top Model Exclusively to U.S.
Beginning Monday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c, VH1 will premiere the Australian version of this popular franchise for the first time in America.

[02/21/07 - 10:49 AM]
Rodale and VH1 to Launch the Celebrity Fit Club Online Weight Loss Service Based on VH1's Hit Series
The subscription-based weight loss site will launch in early April to coincide with the debut of "Celebrity Fit Club 5" premiering Sundy, April 15.

[02/21/07 - 10:48 AM]
Spike TV Joins Forces with GametrailerS.com on 'Game Head' the Ultimate TV Show for Gamers
On Friday, February 23, Spike TV will unveil the new "Game Head," featuring "On Location" and "GameTrailers Download" segments produced by the premiere /video site for gamers, GameTrailers.com.

[02/21/07 - 10:02 AM]
American Idol's Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick Named Executive Producers for "59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 16 on FOX.

[02/21/07 - 10:00 AM]
Former "Idol" Winner Fantasia to Perform on "American Idol" Thursday, FeB. 22, on Fox
Season three winner Fantasia will perform live and make a special announcement on the results show this Thursday.

[02/21/07 - 09:57 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Hit Comedy Series "My Name Is Earl" Available Now on Digital Platforms Following Deal Between 20th Century FOX TV and NBC
"My Name is Earl" is the highest-rated series from a third party network/studio to be made available to consumers via digital platforms.

[02/21/07 - 09:55 AM]
The Stars Align for a Fourth Season of ABC's Hit Alternative Series, "Dancing with the Stars"
Among the participants are a current Olympic Gold Medalist, a member of the 1992 Men's U.S. Olympic Basketball Dream Team, and an undefeated female boxer - the first female athlete to compete on the series.

[02/21/07 - 12:52 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 21
Updates include: CBS, NBC and FOX add comedy pilots, directors set on a dozen half-hours and Marc Cherry to remain with "Housewives" through May 2011.







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[03/03/21 - 03:46 PM]
Season Two of E!'s "True Hollywood Story" Returns Monday, March 15 at 10PM ET/PT
From stories of resounding success to unfathomable loss and the darker side of fame, these specials offer exclusive interviews with new insights and never-before-heard details from the celebrities, family members, journalists and industry executives with first-hand experience.

[03/03/21 - 02:00 PM]
Apple Orders International Series "Dr. Brain" from Visionary Filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon and Starring Lee Sun-Kyun
The series marks the first Korean-language project for Apple TV+.

[03/03/21 - 01:49 PM]
Seven Bucks Productions & FlynnPictureCo.'s "Teddy and the Guardians of the Night" Lands at Netflix
In the film, stuffed teddy bears from around the world secretly come to life in order to protect children everywhere from all the things that go bump in the night.

[03/03/21 - 01:49 PM]
Apple's Animated Feature "Wolfwalkers" Earns 10 Annie Award Nominations
In addition, "Stillwater" landed a nomination for Best Preschool Series.

[03/03/21 - 01:06 PM]
A&E Network Greenlights Documentary Programming Events "Right to Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution" (wt) and "Secret Origins of Hip Hop" Featuring Busta Rhymes, Eve, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T and More
Across four hours, "Right to Offend" explores black comedy through a unique lens, tracing the evolution and social awakening of the courageous comedians who dared to push against the social constraints of their time and spoke truth to power.

[03/03/21 - 01:05 PM]
The History(R) Channel Greenlights "Fight the Power: The Protests That Changed America" from Executive Producers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales
This partnership marks the second collaboration between the network and Abdul-Jabbar, who received an Emmy nomination for outstanding narrator in "Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution."

[03/03/21 - 01:04 PM]
The History(R) Channel Announces Slate of Premium Historical Programming Extending Its Hit "That Built" Franchise Exploring the Fascinating History Behind America's Biggest Entrepreneurial Titans and Rivalries
The announcement comes off the heels of the successful premiere of season two of "The Food That Built America," which chronicles the origin stories behind the titans who fought their way to the top of the food chain and tells the fascinating history of the rivalries between some of food's most beloved brands.

[03/03/21 - 01:03 PM]
Lifetime Welcomes Reba McEntire to the Family with Two Picture Deal
The first of the projects will be "Christmas In Tune" (working title), which will be featured as a tentpole movie for the network's annual holiday slate, "It's a Wonderful Lifetime."

[03/03/21 - 01:02 PM]
Lifetime and A&E Greenlight the Cross-Network Documentary Event "Janet," Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Music Icon Janet Jackson's First Album
Producers Workerbee have been filming the incredible documentary for three years and have been granted exclusive access to archival footage and Janet's never before seen home videos, along with star-studded interviews.

[03/03/21 - 01:01 PM]
A+E Networks(R) First to Announce 2021 Upfront Slate, More Than 2500 Hours of New Programming, Including 70 Hours of Premium Docs, More Than 200 Movies
The company is touting more than 2500 hours of new programming in the pipeline for 2021/2022, including 70 hours of premium documentaries and 221 movies.

[03/03/21 - 12:17 PM]
IMDb TV Expands Its Lineup of Premium Original Content with New Spinoff Series of Fan Favorite Drama "Bosch"
Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books, the new series will begin filming later this year with stars Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers and Madison Lintz reprising their roles.

[03/03/21 - 12:00 PM]
Nickelodeon Sets the Stage for "Drama Club," An All-New Mockumentary-Style Comedy Series
From creators and executive producers Monica Sherer and Madeline Whitby, the series follows a group of middle schoolers as they shine a light on the inner workings of their school's overlooked drama club.

[03/03/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: "Seaspiracy" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers alarming global corruption.

[03/03/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for "The Moodys," Premiering Thursday, April 1 on FOX
The single-camera comedy series follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional, family through their misadventures.

[03/03/21 - 10:15 AM]
Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard and Rege-Jean Page Round Out Cast for "The Gray Man"
The Netflix film is based on the novel by Mark Greaney, first published in 2009 by Jove Books.