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[04/25/07 - 06:50 PM]
HBO Films Announces 'The Pacific' -- an Epic Ten-Hour Miniseries Event
To be shot in Australia, the epic ten-hour miniseries will be executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the creative team behind the Emmy(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."

[04/25/07 - 03:34 PM]
FOX Roars Into May
The network details its May sweeps schedule, which confirms "Drive" has been pulled effective immediately.

[04/25/07 - 01:34 PM]
Carrie Fisher ("Postcards from the Edge," "Star Wars"), Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour 3," "X-Men 3"), Garry Marshall ("Georgia Rule," "Pretty Woman"), Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes," "Risky Business") Confirmed as Judges for FOX Moviemaking Competition "On the Lot"
The quartet will serve as judges for the series' two "audition" episodes airing Tuesday, May 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, May 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

[04/25/07 - 10:21 AM]
Kathy Griffin's Back on the "D-List" This June
In addition, Bravo will debut her new stand-up special "Everybody Can Suck It" on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/25/07 - 10:20 AM]
NBC's Passions to Work Its Magic on DirecTV Viewers with All New Episodes Beginning September 17
The celebrated daytime drama will end its network run on NBC September 7 with a series of cliffhangers and will resurface on DirecTV September 17, picking up where the series left off.

[04/25/07 - 10:16 AM]
'House' and 'Lost' Show Greatest Gains from Dvr Playback, Nielsen Reports
Plus: "The Office" had the highest gain in viewing with DVR playback, increasing viewership by more than 31%.

[04/25/07 - 10:12 AM]
Sun Sets on ABC Family's 'Beach,' A&E's 'Hollywood'
"Hollywood's" six remaining installments will be burned off as part of a three-hour marathon this Sunday starting at noon EST.

[04/24/07 - 11:44 PM]
We TV Leverages Its Library of Films to Attract New Advertisers to the Network
The cable channel has signed State Farm as a new advertiser to the network to sponsor two back-to-back movie marathons that appeal to women, with themes weaved in about children, family and romance.

[04/24/07 - 11:40 PM]
Michael Wright Named Senior Vice President of Tnt, TBS and Tcm's Newly Reorganized and Renamed Content Creation Group
In his expanded role, Wright will continue to be responsible for all original programming for TBS and TNT, including original series, limited series and specials, while also adding responsibility for original programming ventures on TCM and original content for all three networks' digital extensions.

[04/24/07 - 11:39 PM]
Adult Swim #1 in Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-34, 18-24 and 18-49
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the week of April 2-8.

[04/24/07 - 10:48 PM]
We TV Continues Original Programming Momentum
The cable channel renews "John Edward Cross Country" and "American Princess," adds newcomer "Twister Sisters."

[04/24/07 - 06:52 PM]
Kevin Bacon to Star in HBO Films' 'Taking Chance'
Based on the first-person account of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl (USMC), the film chronicles his poignant journey as the volunteer military escort officer who is assigned to accompany the body of 19-year-old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps (USMC), who was killed in action in Iraq, across America back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming in spring 2004.

[04/24/07 - 03:17 PM]
ABC Family Announces 2007 Summer and Fall Schedule
New series on tap include "Greek" and "Slacker Cats" as well as the return of "Kyle XY" and "Fallen."

[04/24/07 - 03:09 PM]
ABC Family Encourages Its Viewers to Join the Rush with the Launch of VirtualrusH.com
Next month, ABC Family will launch virtualrush.com, a unique social networking site designed to support the new original series "Greek."

[04/24/07 - 03:08 PM]
Delve Deeper Into the Mysterious World of 'Kyle Xy' on AbcfamilY.com
The initial phase, "The Countdown to Kyle XY," is already up and running with a clock ticking off the seconds until the second season premiere.

[04/24/07 - 03:04 PM]
ABC Family to Invite Advertisers Into the Lab: The Millennial Engagement Lab
The Millennial Engagement Lab will gauge how Millennials perceive specific advertising and marketing messages across both digital and linear video platforms.

[04/24/07 - 02:55 PM]
CBS Ratings Highlights in a Week Filled with Rebroadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/07 - 02:52 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April 16-22
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/07 - 02:47 PM]
It's a Big Deal as 'Deal Or No Deal' Celebrates Its 100th Episode on May 6
Technically, the May 6th episode will be its 103rd first-run broadcast.

[04/24/07 - 02:43 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 16, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/07 - 09:29 AM]
Lifetime Television Greenlights 'The Gathering,' an Eerie New Original Miniseries from 'Battlestar Galactica' Producer David Eick and 'X-Files' Executive Producer John Shiban
The two-part, four-hour drama revolves around a doctor who stumbles across a cabal of witches gathering in modern day New York while searching for his missing wife.

[04/24/07 - 09:07 AM]
Thirty-One Percent Increase in Lifetime Television's 2007-08 Programming Budget -- Largest in Network History -- Highlighted by 'Army Wives,' Premiering Sunday, June 3, 'State of Mind' and 'Side Order of Life' Premiering Sunday, July 15
In addition, Lifetime Networks is producing more than 60 movies this coming season for both Lifetime Television and LMN.

[04/24/07 - 09:06 AM]
America's Most Wanted Helps Cops Bust Suspected Online Predators with the Help of a "Special Investigator" - Miss America Saturday, April 28, on Fox
Lauren Nelson of Oklahoma, Miss America 2007, has dedicated her reign to promoting Internet safety for kids.

[04/24/07 - 09:04 AM]
Nba All-Star Alonzo Mourning Talks About His Own Second Chance at Life in Special Promotional Spot for TNT's Upcoming Original Drama Heartland
The medical drama, which stars Treat Williams and Kari Matchett, will premiere Monday, June 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/23/07 - 03:27 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Inks Multi-Platform Talent Deal with Comedian Brian Regan
The pact includes two one-hour stand-up specials, the first of which premieres on Sunday, June 10.

[04/23/07 - 03:25 PM]
Get Ready for Muy Caliente Comedy! the Network Television Premiere of "Alex Reymundo: Hick-Spanic" Debuts on Comedy Central(R) Friday, May 4 at 11:00 P.M.
Bilingual comedian Alex Reymundo has been active on the comedy circuit for almost 15 years.

[04/23/07 - 02:37 PM]
GSN Goes Into Production on Controversial New Game Series 'Without Prejudice?'
The series is about five contestants opening their lives for examination by five ordinary strangers who will decide which of the contestants, in their opinion, deserves to receive a one-time prize of $25,000.

[04/23/07 - 02:36 PM]
The CW Network Partners with Stop Global Warming Virtual March and the National Resources Defense Council for Comprehensive, Pro-Social Environmental Campaign "Free 2 B Green"
All CW series will produce an environmentally conscious episode next season.

[04/23/07 - 02:35 PM]
Bono to Appear on "Idol Gives Back" on Behalf of One: The Campaign to Make Poverty History
The "Idol" contestants also will perform "American Prayer," a song written by Bono and Dave Stewart about the AIDS emergency in Africa.

[04/23/07 - 12:12 PM]
The Batman Season Finale Foreshadows Greater Adventures for 2007-2008 Season on Kids' Wb! on the CW
The action-packed, two-part episode "The Joining" will feature a guest appearance by the Martian Manhunter.

[04/23/07 - 12:11 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 22, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/23/07 - 12:08 PM]
Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth, "La Fea Más Bella" Star Angélica Vale and Gina Gershon to Appear on the Season Finale of ABC's "Ugly Betty"
Chenoweth will play Diane, an orthodontic technician who loves romantic comedies and becomes overly involved in her patients' lives - including Betty's (America Ferrera).

[04/23/07 - 12:05 PM]
ABC Sweeps Into May with Jam-Packed Original Episodes and Season Finales of Some of Television's Biggest Hits
ABC details its May sweeps highlights, which potentially contain MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/23/07 - 09:43 AM]
The American Theatre Wing's 61st Annual Tony(R) Awards to Be Broadcast in a Three-Hour Ceremony Live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 on the CBS Television Network
Nominations in the 24 competitive categories will be announced on Tuesday, May 15.

[04/23/07 - 09:41 AM]
Bravo Garners Webby Nomination for "Project Runway" Wireless Site
BravoTV.com also earned three honorees for the 11th Annual Webby Awards.

[04/23/07 - 09:31 AM]
'Doctor Who' Returns to Sci Fi Channel with a New Season, New Companion, and Exciting New Adventures
The new season will debut in July, kicking off with the "Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Runaway Bride," guest-starring award-winning comedy actress Catherine Tate.

[04/23/07 - 09:31 AM]
Michael Weisman to Head NBC's "Football Night in America"
Weisman is reunited with "Football Night in America" host Bob Costas, who Weisman appointed host of "NFL on NBC" in 1984, Costas' first-ever studio work.

[04/23/07 - 08:33 AM]
Ellen Degeneres to Host "Idol Gives Back" from Walt Disney Concert Hall Wednesday, April 25, on Fox
The star-studded evening is part of a two-night fundraiser special to benefit relief programs for children and young people in extreme poverty in America and Africa.

[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.







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[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
ESPN Extends Dick Vitale's Contract Through 2016-17
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[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot "Pariah"
Comedian Bill Burr stars in the project, about a volatile TV personality who is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
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Hosted by Bobby Deen, the series premieres Sunday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
National League Division Series Presented by Budweiser Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 3 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
This week, MLB postseason coverage comes to FOX Sports 1 for the first time as America's new sports network is scheduled to televise up to eight games of the National League Division Series.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
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[10/01/14 - 10:07 AM]
AMC to Debut "Better Call Saul" Music Video This Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm ET/PT During the Final Night of The "Breaking Bad" Binge
The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.