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[04/20/07 - 11:38 PM]
Cybill Shepherd & Marlee Matlin Return for the L Word(R)'s Fifth Season
12 new episodes are set to begin production this summer in Vancouver.

[04/20/07 - 10:48 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of April 9-15): VH1 'Charms' Series Premiere Record
VH1's "Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School" opened to a network record 5.07 million viewers on Sunday.

[04/20/07 - 05:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20
Updates include: NBC sends fresh dramas into development, Comedy Central to not "Understand" Michael Ian Black while "Desperate Housewives" and "Ghost Whisperer" staff up for next season.

[04/20/07 - 05:36 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, April 19, 2007 - (Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 19.

[04/20/07 - 10:24 AM]
Warner BroS. Television Group, the CW and Toyota Launch "Smallville Legends: Justice and Doom," a Marketing Campaign for the Hit Series "Smallville"
The heart of the initiative is a series of custom digital on-air comic book interstitials produced by DC Comics that will air in the form of Content Wraps on The CW during "Smallville."

[04/20/07 - 10:24 AM]
Snl to Present Best of 2006-07 May 5 with Viewers Choosing Favorite Digital Short
Eligible digital shorts include "Body Fuzion," (starring Drew Barrymore), "D*** in a Box," (with Justin Timberlake), "Laser Cats 2," "Peyton Manning for The United Way" and "Sloths."

[04/19/07 - 11:37 PM]
We TV to Premiere Original Series Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter Friday, April 20th at 9pm/8c
The series premieres tomorrow with a one-hour special presentation and then continues with 10 weekly, 30-minute episodes.

[04/19/07 - 11:36 PM]
TNT & TBS Renew Contract for Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.

[04/19/07 - 11:35 PM]
Jael Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[04/19/07 - 04:10 PM]
Top Model Winning Streak Continues with Another Time Period Victory in Target Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 18.

[04/19/07 - 03:26 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - (Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 18.

[04/19/07 - 03:15 PM]
CBS Shelves 'Criminal Minds' Episode Over Sensitivity Issues
The episode in question, "Doubt," revolves around a serial killer who is targeting women on a college campus.

[04/19/07 - 02:10 PM]
NBC Announces David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne as Trio of Judges for Second Season of NBC's Hit Talent Competition Series 'America's Got Talent' Premiering May 29
Jerry Springer will be the new host of the series as previously announced.

[04/19/07 - 02:07 PM]
NBC Springs Into Season's Final Stretch with the Conclusion of Volume One of 'Heroes,' the 100th Episode of 'Deal Or No Deal,' Two Super-Sized Comedy Nights, an 'Snl' Primetime Special, 'Er' Wedding and Gripping Season Finales
NBC details its May sweeps schedule, which includes MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/19/07 - 11:51 AM]
CBS Gives New Summer Homes to 'Mother,' 'Queens'
"Mother" will follow "Two and a Half Men" starting June 4 while "The King of Queens" heads back to Wednesdays beginning May 30.

[04/19/07 - 09:16 AM]
Sanjaya Malakar Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/19/07 - 09:16 AM]
It's Time to Choose a Hero
Final voting was begun for "America's Most Wanted's" 2007 AMW All-Star.

[04/18/07 - 11:33 PM]
BET Upfront '07 Invites Advertisers to 'Follow the Leader' with an Innovative Slate of 16 Original Shows
Upcoming offerings include three new animated series as well as the network's first original comedy.

[04/18/07 - 11:31 PM]
GSN Honors the Grand Dame of Game Shows Kitty Carlisle Hart in a Special Hour-Long 'To Tell the Truth' Tribute Sunday Night, April 22
She was the only guest who appeared in every version of "To Tell The Truth" from its original format to its last in 2001.

[04/18/07 - 11:30 PM]
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to Host 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards
The awards, which take place on Sunday, May 20 at Paramount Pictures, will air on AMC on Friday, May 25.

[04/18/07 - 11:29 PM]
AMC to Premiere Season 4 of Its Hit Original Series Hustle Wednesday, April 18 at 10pm Et/9 C
The new season, which begins tonight, features the show's first visit to the U.S.

[04/18/07 - 11:29 PM]
Hallmark Channel Offers Weeklong Western-Themed Movie Festival
The network's "Rough n' Ready Week," a weeklong line-up of Western-themed movies, is scheduled to run April 23-28.

[04/18/07 - 11:25 PM]
AMC Establishes Commitment to Miniseries with New Programming Slate in Development
The cable channel's development slate includes projects from Michael Blake, Lou Morheim, Michael Frost Beckner, John Baldecchi, Rich Silverman, Michael Nankin, Jonathan Baruch, John Leekley, William Brookfield, Gub Neal, and Justin Thompson Glover.

[04/18/07 - 04:32 PM]
TV Guide Channel(R) Signs Lisa Rinna as Leading Red Carpet Host and Fashion Expert
She'll make her Red Carpet hosting debut at the Emmy Awards on September 16.

[04/18/07 - 04:31 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 17.

[04/18/07 - 02:53 PM]
Afi's 100 YearS... 100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition, a New Entertainment Special Counting Down the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, to Be Broadcast Wednesday, June 20 on the CBS Television Network
The program will consider classic favorites and newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006.

[04/18/07 - 02:53 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Lands Four Webby Nominations and Four Honorees
The nods include NBC.com's digital offerings for "Saturday Night Live" and "The Office" as well as DotComedy.com's "The Easter Bunny Hates You."

[04/18/07 - 11:26 AM]
Bravo Greenlights "The Beauty Foundation" Pilot Presentation
The potential docusoap follows Billy Brasfield (known as Billy B. in the fashion industry), a world-renowned make-up artist leading a jet-set lifestyle tending to clients around the globe.

[04/18/07 - 10:30 AM]
Creature Comforts, the American Version of the Hit British Television Series, Will Premiere Monday, June 4 on the CBS Television Network
The series is based on the original Academy Award-winning short film of the same name.

[04/18/07 - 09:22 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Partners with Atlantic Records for Use of Priority Music
"As our original programming becomes more contemporary, Earth-based and relatable, our marketing campaigns will be targeting a younger, more mainstream audience," Adam Stotsky, Sci Fi's SVP of Marketing, said about the news.

[04/18/07 - 09:19 AM]
USA on Top in Ratings
USA spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/18/07 - 09:13 AM]
CBS Announces "Pirate Master," a New Reality-Based Series Where 16 Individuals Will Compete as Pirates on the High Seas in Search of Hidden Treasures
The series will send "16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 million."

[04/18/07 - 09:12 AM]
Cameron Daddo to Host "Pirate Master," the New Reality-Based Series Created by Emmy Award-Winning Producer Mark Burnett, Premiering Thursday, May 31, on CBS
In each episode, Daddo will distribute clues at the start of the expeditions and preside over the Pirate's Court.

[04/17/07 - 11:24 PM]
GSN Changes Its Network Brand Packaging Beginning Sunday, April 22
The new brand packaging is designed to capture the range of emotions that real people feel when watching or playing games.

[04/17/07 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday-Tuesday, April 16-17
Updates include: CBS and FOX add new unscripted pilots, Drew Carey to host a potenital new game show and some more pilot casting news trickles in.

[04/17/07 - 02:01 PM]
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits the Hit ABC Drama Series "Brothers & Sisters"
The Governor acknowledged the cast and crew for "their commitment to keeping production in California, recognizing that production companies have choices about where to film, and shooting here translates to the generation of more jobs and revenue for the state."

[04/17/07 - 01:57 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 9, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/17/07 - 01:54 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 16, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 16.

[04/17/07 - 01:53 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April 9-15
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/17/07 - 11:22 AM]
A "King" and a "Shark" Pace CBS to a Weekly Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/17/07 - 11:21 AM]
''Nightclub Confessions'': FOX Reality's First Original Series Created for FoxrealitY.com Will Climax Into an Exclusive One-Hour Cable Television Event!
The online series gives viewers the chance "to peek inside a sound proof confessional booth which club-goers across the country enter to spill their deepest secrets and desires."

[04/17/07 - 11:09 AM]
Networks Respond to Virginia Tech Rampage
ABC and CBS to air news specials tonight while FOX pulls Wednesday's episode of "Bones" over sensitivity issues.

[04/17/07 - 09:54 AM]
Supernanny Launches Online Parent Community in Usa; Follow Up with Your Favorite Supernanny Moms & Dads
The new site is described as "a complete parent portal for American moms and dads offering free expert advice, tips from the hit show and a forum for parents to ask questions, share thoughts and swap their own families' stories."

[04/17/07 - 09:53 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Launches Multi-Platform Stand-Up Competition "Open Mic Fight"
The contest is billed as "the first-ever multi-platform, national stand-up competition."

[04/16/07 - 06:22 PM]
A King, a Comedy Queen & a Radio Ace: Showtime Deals a Royal Flush
The pay channel orders new seasons of "The Tudors" and "This American Life" as well as newcomer "State of the Union," starring Tracey Ullman.

[04/16/07 - 04:12 PM]
Hfpa Announces Timetable for 'The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards'
The awards will be telecast Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 8-11 PM (EST) live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC.

[04/16/07 - 03:24 PM]
Bravo Posts First Chapter of Tim Gunn's Book "Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style" Exclusively on BravotV.com
Additionally, Bravo's new series "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," begins casting today.

[04/16/07 - 02:18 PM]
NBC's 'The Apprentice: Los Angeles' Comes to a Close with Live Finale at the World Famous Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, April 22 (10-11 P.M. Et)
Will it be Frank, James, Nicole or Stefanie?

[04/16/07 - 01:57 PM]
TV Guide Channel(R) and Debmar/Mercury Announce Cable Syndication Deal for Hit Celeb-Reality "Surreal TV" Collection of Shows
The network plans to air repeats of "The Surreal Life" franchise as late-night programming beginning in July 2007.

[04/16/07 - 01:54 PM]
VH1's Hit Fitness & Nutrition Series Is Back for a Fifth Season with 'Celebrity Fit Club: Men VS. Women' Premiering April 22 at 9pm ET/PT
Season five of the series features Maureen McCormick, Dustin Diamond, Tiffany, Cledus T. Judd, Da Brat, Ross 'The Intern' Mathews, Kimberley Locke and Warren G.







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[05/06/16 - 07:00 AM]
Multi-Platinum Recording Artists Fifth Harmony to Perform Their Smash Hit "Work from Home" at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Fifth Harmony join previously announced musical performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Britney Spears and collaborations with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.

[05/05/16 - 03:52 PM]
Just in Time for Mother's Day BET Networks Announces More Casting News for Its "New Edition: The Movie" Miniseries
La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson and Sandi McCree are among the latest additions.

[05/05/16 - 03:07 PM]
CBS Moves Up "New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" to Friday, May 20
The network's latest newly-colorized special was originally slated for Sunday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.

[05/05/16 - 12:25 PM]
TV One Honors Memorable Moms with "Love My Momma Month of May"
Highlights include the premiere of its latest original movie, "Chasing Waterfalls."

[05/05/16 - 12:00 PM]
Adam Bernstein to Direct Premiere of Spike's New Scripted Series "The Mist"
From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, "The Mist" goes into production this summer and airs in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 11:58 AM]
FOX NASCAR Gains Momentum at Talladega
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/05/16 - 11:25 AM]
Whitney Thore's Hidden Secrets Revealed on Third Season of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
Look for the first of nine new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/05/16 - 11:13 AM]
FX Orders New Ryan Murphy Limited Series "Feud"
Today FX has placed an order for Murphy's latest anthology franchise, an eight-episode series that will explore the bouts and blows of epic conflicts.

[05/05/16 - 11:02 AM]
Bravo Media's "Tour Group" Returns on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 10PM ET/PT
The first two episodes of "Tour Group," including the preview special, are available on VOD and at BravoTV.com for viewers to catch up before episode three premieres.

[05/05/16 - 10:15 AM]
Netflix Announces "Dear White People," A New Comedy Series Based on Justin Simien's Critically-Acclaimed Indie Film
The 10-episode, 30-minute series will go into production later this year and will premiere on Netflix around the world in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Check Out the Mid-Season Trailer for MTV's "Real World: Go Big or Go Home"
After a trip to the gun range, Ceejai struggles to keep her cool when Jenna triggers painful feelings from her past.

[05/05/16 - 09:42 AM]
Roc Nation Sports Announces Co-Feature & Non-Televised Undercard for Dusty Hernandez-Harrison and Mike Dallas Jr. Welterweight Showdown on Friday, May 13 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
The fight will headline a throne boxing event that will be televised live on BET beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET and will also be streamed live on global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL.com.

[05/05/16 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Take Home Demo Crown
The network's juggernaut dips week-to-week but still leads the night by a solid margin.