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[04/02/07 - 11:15 PM]
GSN Announces the Fourth Season of High Stakes Poker
In May, HSP will be returning to the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas to tape its fourth season that will be premiering in the fall.

[04/02/07 - 03:57 PM]
NBC Universal Names Vince Manze to Newly Created Position of President, NBC Program Planning, Scheduling and Strategy
He'll serve in the newly created position of President, NBC Program Planning, Scheduling and Strategy, NBC Universal.

[04/02/07 - 03:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 2
Updates include: HBO to revisit the 2000 presidential election in "Recount," Jay Bienstock inks with CBS Paramount and the usual round of casting news.

[04/02/07 - 02:39 PM]
ESPN's 2007 Monday Night Football Preseason Schedule
Quartet of games includes Broncos at 49ers, Dolphins at Chiefs, Bears at Colts and Bengals at Falcons.

[04/02/07 - 12:26 PM]
NBC Sunday Night Football Kicks Off NFL Preseason with West Coast Showdown as the Seattle Seahawks Visit the San Diego Chargers
Other preseason games include the New York Giants at the Baltimore Ravens on August 19 and the Philadelphia Eagles at the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 26.

[04/02/07 - 12:24 PM]
The "Crashers" Strike on April 23!
NBC to premiere "The Real Wedding Crashers" on Monday, April 23 at 10:00/9:00c, presumably sending "The Black Donnellys" to hiatus.

[04/02/07 - 11:49 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 1, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[04/02/07 - 11:47 AM]
One-Hour Special, "Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts," to Debut World Broadcast Premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" Music Video Set to "The Story," the Hit Song by Columbia Records Recording Artist Brandi Carlile
The special, which highlights some of the most memorable moments from the last three seasons, will be hosted by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

[04/02/07 - 11:10 AM]
CBS Announces Dates and Plot Lines for Season Finales
As you'd expect, this release contains MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/02/07 - 10:47 AM]
NBC.com Listens to Users with Site Content Updates with Popular Quote Game from 'The Office,' and Adds New Features to '30 Rock' and 'Heroes'
Among the new features: the "Marry, Boff, or Kill" game from "30 Rock" and "The Office" fans can submit their funniest HR stories to Toby.

[04/02/07 - 10:40 AM]
Dog the Bounty Hunter Returns to A&E for Season 4 of the Hit Real-Life Series
The new season - due Tuesday, April 10 at 9:00/8:00c - shows Dog fighting the Mexican legal system for his freedom as well as bringing dangerous criminals to justice.

[04/02/07 - 10:38 AM]
What's the Connection Between the Sunday Comics - and a Killer?
Sketches by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed to help "America's Most Wanted" solve a murder mystery on Saturday, April 7.

[04/02/07 - 10:36 AM]
It's a Middle-Eastern Comedy Feast! Get Ready for the Network Television Premiere of "Omid Djalili" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Saturday April 21, at 11:00 P.M.
In his self-titled special, Djalili tackles "multicultural issues ranging from terrorism to belly dancing, all delivered in his signature, hyperactive comedy style."

[04/02/07 - 10:35 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Launches First-Ever Interactive Online Comedy School "Crash Course in Comedy" Begins Online Student Registration on Monday, April 2
The unique curriculum features 10 broadband video classes designed by a professional stand-up comedy coach that are presented to the students by comedian Ted Alexandro.

[03/30/07 - 11:11 PM]
2007 NBC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
NBC details its eight drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/30/07 - 11:06 PM]
2007 NBC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
NBC details its 10 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/30/07 - 11:03 PM]
International Fight League Scores Solid Ratings Growth on MyNetworkTV and FOX Sports Net
The International Fight League touts the numbers for MyNetworkTV's "IFL Battleground."

[03/30/07 - 12:00 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 29, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 29.

[03/30/07 - 11:07 AM]
Venture Beyond the World of the Living and Explore "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side," Original Scripted Webisodes to Stream on CBS's Innertube Starting Today
"Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side" is an original scripted online companion series, the lead character of which will make a special appearance on the parent show's second season finale.

[03/30/07 - 11:05 AM]
Another "Model" Performance for the CW's Wednesday
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 28.

[03/30/07 - 11:04 AM]
Kids' Wb! on the CW Adds New Animated Action-Adventure Series to 2007-2008 Lineup
The five new animated series include an all-new "Spider-Man" as well as "Eon Kid," "Magi-Nation," "World of Quest" and "Will & Dewitt."

[03/30/07 - 11:02 AM]
Showtime Interactive to Launch on Windows Media Center for Microsoft Windows Vista
Showtime was selected by Microsoft as one of four "Windows Vista Premier Launch Partners" featured in the "TV and Movies" category in the USA.

[03/30/07 - 10:52 AM]
TV Guide Channel Renews Signature Series 'Watch This!' and Signs a New Co-Host
The renewal comes in spite of the Futon himself - Brian Ford Sullivan - making regular appearances on the show.

[03/30/07 - 01:40 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 30
Updates include: Joe Keenan to exit "Desperate Housewives," a working title set for the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off and the usual round of casting news.

[03/30/07 - 12:44 AM]
FOX to Split 'Drive' Season, 'War' to Wrap Early
Plus: "King of the Hill" to move back to Sundays at 7:30/6:30c starting April 22.

[03/29/07 - 11:00 PM]
GSN's All-New 'Quiznation' to Feature 'Dancing with the Stars' Team This Friday, March 30
Shandi Finnessey and her "Stars" partner Brian Fortuna are set to appear on the late night live call-in trivia game.

[03/29/07 - 10:59 PM]
Diana Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[03/29/07 - 05:17 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of March 19-25): 'Earth' Big for Discovery
Plus: USA places seven shows in the top 15 while ABC Family, VH1 and Comedy Central series also make the cut.

[03/29/07 - 03:05 PM]
ABC's "Dream Vote" Over After Two Days
Low ratings force the Alphabet to pull the series after just two airings in two days.

[03/29/07 - 02:33 PM]
Sci Fi Launches National Corpse Casting Call
One lucky viewer will win a "Die-On role" in an upcoming Saturday night original movie.

[03/29/07 - 02:32 PM]
'Who Wants to Be a Superhero?' Sci FI.com Lets You Decide!
Visitors to SCIFI.com can choose between three new superhero hopefuls to make the final contestant spot.

[03/29/07 - 02:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 29
Updates include: Oxygen gives "Bad Girls" a second season and a spin-off, Tom Conti to play grandpa for Victor Fresco and the CW rolls "M.I.L.F. & Cookies."

[03/29/07 - 12:00 PM]
NBC to Broadcast Miss Universe 2007 Live on May 28 from Mexico City, Mexico
The event will air from the National Auditorium (Auditorio Nacional), on NBC and Telemundo on Monday, May 28, 2007 from 9-11 p.m. ET.

[03/29/07 - 10:11 AM]
FOX NFL Sunday & the Ot Return to Los Angeles Home in September
Simultaneously, Emmy Award winner Joe Buck devotes his attention to the lead NFL on FOX broadcast booth full time while FOX Sports veteran personality Curt Menefee becomes host to both studio shows.

[03/29/07 - 10:10 AM]
Chris Sligh Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
Music legend Tony Bennett will mentor the contestants as they prepare for the "American Classics"-themed performance show next week.

[03/29/07 - 10:09 AM]
Legendary Artist Tony Bennett to Mentor Top 9 and Perform on "American Idol" Tuesday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 4, on FOX
Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and beyond.

[03/28/07 - 04:59 PM]
USA Network's Hot Summer Originals Burn Up the Competition
USA will present six original series this summer, more than any other cable network has ever offered during that period, establishing an industry record.

[03/28/07 - 04:58 PM]
USA Network and Pond's(R) Create Unique Brand Partnership for "The Starter Wife"
The fully-integrated media and marketing partnership is designed to "celebrate today's 40-something woman."

[03/28/07 - 04:56 PM]
USA Summer Programming
USA sets dates for the return "Monk," "Psych," "The 4400" and "The Dead Zone" as well as the premieres of "The Starter Wife" and "Burn Notice."

[03/28/07 - 04:53 PM]
USA Network Announces Ambitious Slate of "Character"- Driven Projects for 2007/2008
Among them is an FBI team going undercover as a normal suburban family to solve a national security case; a woman who turns to crime solving after a life-threatening accident renders her fearless; and a top crisis negotiator who becomes a relationship counselor in New York City.

[03/28/07 - 04:51 PM]
Wwe(R) and USA Network Bask in Pop-Culture Glory
In 2006, "Raw's" first full year back on USA, the show averaged a better household rating (4.04) than in three previous years on Spike TV.

[03/28/07 - 04:51 PM]
NBC Extends Its Agreement with Donald J. Trump and the Miss Universe Organization to Broadcast Miss Universe(R) and Miss Usa(R) Pageants for Three Additional Years
Telemundo will also continue to broadcast the Miss Universe pageant as well as produce a Spanish language simulcast and pre-pageant program.

[03/28/07 - 03:42 PM]
Model and "Doll" Power Continue to Lift the CW
The CW spins the numbers for the week of March 19-25.

[03/28/07 - 03:41 PM]
Artificial Life, InC. and the CW Television Network Announce Launch of "America's Next Top Model" 8 Mobile Game New Game Includes Advanced Features
In the mobile game, players will train an avatar representing one of the participants from the show to become a top model.

[03/28/07 - 03:17 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, March 27, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 27.

[03/28/07 - 03:16 PM]
Notes from the Underbelly, New ABC Comedy, Moving to Thursday Nights
Originally targeted for Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c, the series will now air Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c, displacing "Men in Trees."

[03/28/07 - 10:34 AM]
MTV Network's Nickelodeon and the N Partner with Amp'D Mobile in Content Distribution Deal
As part of the new partnership, Nickelodeon and Amp'd Mobile will also launch a marathon programmed channel targeted to 18-25 year old audiences based on the property "SpongeBob SquarePants" in second quarter 2007.

[03/28/07 - 10:33 AM]
MTV Networks to Offer More Video Content on Sprint Than Any Other Carrier, Through Major Partnership Expansion
In total, Sprint will offer 14 different live streaming and video-on- demand (VOD) channels featuring MTVN content -- the most of any carrier.

[03/28/07 - 10:32 AM]
Viacom's MTV Networks Signs Pepsi and Intel as Charter Sponsors for Mobile Offerings
The move, which marks the first time MTVN is selling advertising across its mobile portfolio, represents "new opportunities for marketers to bring their brands to life in an integrated fashion across MTVN's digital platforms, from online to wireless."

[03/28/07 - 10:30 AM]
GSN Orders New Series 'Camouflage' from Disney's Buena Vista Productions
The new series is a "fast-paced game show of hidden word puzzles with cross-word type clues ranging from general knowledge to pop culture."







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.