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[05/04/07 - 10:43 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of April 23-29): 'Lake Placid 2' Puts Sci Fi in Top 15
"Lake Placid 2," Sci Fi's small screen sequel to the 1999 feature, drew a stellar 3.0 million viewers on Saturday. Said broadcast marked the network's first entry in the top 15 in recent memory.

[05/04/07 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Week of April 30-May 4
Updates include: The CW orders "Farmer Wants a Wife," HBO eyes a pair of sports-themed mini-series and Twentieth Television extends "Divorce Court" and "Judge Alex."

[05/04/07 - 05:56 PM]
Ken Ehrlich Returns as Executive Producer for "59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
Ehrlich replaces previously announced executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, who have stepped down.

[05/04/07 - 05:15 PM]
ABC Doubles Up 'Jim,' 'Notes,' Drops 'Lost' Repeats
Repeats of "Jim" will air at 9:00/8:00c on Wednesdays for the next two weeks with additional first-run episodes of "Notes" at 9:30/8:30c.

[05/04/07 - 12:03 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 3, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 3.

[05/03/07 - 03:30 PM]
Ion Media Networks Upfront Unveils Fresh Wave of New Programming, Attracting Boomer Demo Via Unparalleled Distribution Platform
The first of a promised 12 originals per year is "Killer Wave," a political-thriller miniseries featuring "a multi billion-dollar conspiracy that will have audiences at the edge of their seats."

[05/03/07 - 01:07 PM]
MTV Networks Scores Four Honors in the 11th Annual Webby Awards
Winners include offerings from AtomFilms, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and VH1.

[05/03/07 - 01:06 PM]
A&E Network(R) Launches the Sopranos(R) Viewer's Choice Contest on AetV.com
Highlighting ten outstanding episodes from the first two seasons, viewers can preview clips on the site and then vote online for their top two favorites.

[05/03/07 - 01:04 PM]
Emmy Winner Debra Messing Stars in the USA Network Television Event 'The Starter Wife'
The network further details the mini-series, which also stars Judy Davis, Joe Mantegna, Miranda Otto and Anika Noni Rose.

[05/03/07 - 01:02 PM]
Ivillage and USA Network Launch Online Initiative for Upcoming TV Series "The Starter Wife"
A co-branded microsite on iVillage.com will "engage iVillage's 16 million members with exclusive videos, star Q&As, social networking groups for real-life women starting over and more."

[05/03/07 - 01:00 PM]
NBC Promotes Steven Huerta to Director, Program Research, NBC Entertainment
Previously, Huerta had served as Manager, Primary Research, NBC Entertainment, since he joined the company in August 2004.

[05/03/07 - 12:58 PM]
Noriko Gee Promoted to Director, Program Planning & Scheduling, CBS Television Network
Gee played a role in the network's decision to move "The Amazing Race" and "Without a Trace" to Sunday nights.

[05/03/07 - 12:57 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 2.

[05/03/07 - 12:56 PM]
Get Ready to Party at "Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Monday, July 23 on Abc!
Brooks & Dunn, Sara Evans, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson are among those scheduled to appear.

[05/03/07 - 12:28 PM]
The CW Retires 'Gilmore Girls'
With two weeks to go until its upfront presentation, The CW confirmed today its veteran series "Gilmore Girls" will not be returning for an eighth season.

[05/03/07 - 09:03 AM]
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Enrolls in Summer School with Search for a New Class of Students
FOX is set to begin a search for five new 5th-grade students for the second season of the hit quiz show.

[05/03/07 - 09:00 AM]
Chris Richardson and Phil Stacey Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[05/03/07 - 09:00 AM]
Almost $70 Million Raised for Poverty Relief by "Idol Gives Back"
With donations still flowing in, viewers have pledged over $50 million; corporate sponsors have contributed $14 million; and matching funds raised on behalf of Nothing But Nets and Malaria No More bring the grand total to almost $70 million.

[05/02/07 - 03:53 PM]
Bravo's "Work Out" Dedication Episode Delivers in the Ratings
Plus: The cable channel slates "Work Out Reunion: Watch What Happens Special" for Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/02/07 - 02:41 PM]
Soapnet Announces a New Reality Series "The Fashionista Diaries"
The series will capture the drama as two new assistants from three different companies collaborate to produce Charlotte Ronson's Fashion Show and After Party during New York's Fall Fashion Week 2007.

[05/02/07 - 02:40 PM]
Hallmark Channel Delivers Highest-Ever-Rated April
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/02/07 - 02:30 PM]
Do These Shoes Match My Camouflage? Hallmark Channel's M*a*s*h Bash '07: Klinger Edition!
Jamie Farr will host a Memorial Day Marathon showcasing 20 episodes of his iconic character.

[05/02/07 - 02:28 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Wins Three Webby Awards
"The Office" website was nominated for Best Television Website and took home the "People's Voice" award.

[05/02/07 - 02:27 PM]
Bravo Wins People's Voice Webby Award
The "Project Runway" mobile site was chosen by the people over Reuters, Maxim Mobile, Game Jump and Premiere Mobile in the same category.

[05/02/07 - 11:09 AM]
2007 MTV Video Music Awards Sets Up Next Act in Las Vegas
The 24th annual honors will air live from The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 9.

[05/02/07 - 11:08 AM]
Disney Channel Extends Its Dominance Over Basic Cable's Prime Landscape to 26 Consecutive Months in Kids 6-11 and to 25 Months in Tweens 9-14
The Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/02/07 - 11:08 AM]
April 2007 Finishes as ABC Family's Most-Watched April on Record in Primetime and Total Day in Total Viewers and Key Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/02/07 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Introduces the 16 Pirates Competing to Become the "Pirate Master"
Over the course of 33 days, these pirates will live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail.

[05/02/07 - 08:36 AM]
GSN Salutes Bob Barker with a Week of Special Programming Featuring Career-Spanning Episodes of Classic Game Shows
Making his debut as host on "quiznation", Jeff Thisted, a current "The Price Is Right" staff member, will lead the special night of game play.

[05/02/07 - 08:35 AM]
Sci Fi Has Best April Performance Ever
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/02/07 - 08:34 AM]
Chiller Gives Fans Weekend Chills and Thrills This May
Chiller details its May programming highlights.

[05/01/07 - 04:12 PM]
Universal Hd Continues to Provide the Best of Series, Movies and Sports in Hd
Universal HD details is May programming highlights.

[05/01/07 - 04:10 PM]
Sleuth Keeps Viewers Guessing and Investigating with the Best Variety of Crime and Mystery Series Marathons and Movies in May
Sleuth details its May programming highlights.

[05/01/07 - 04:09 PM]
Bravo Celebrates Best April in Total Day 18-49 and Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/01/07 - 04:05 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April 23-29
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 23-29.

[05/01/07 - 04:01 PM]
CBS Weekly Rating Highlights
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 23-29.

[05/01/07 - 03:59 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 30, 2007 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 30.

[05/01/07 - 03:55 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 23, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 23-29.

[05/01/07 - 03:53 PM]
Good Morning America's Robin Roberts to Host "The 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee" Final Rounds When They Air on ABC Live in Primetime, Thursday, May 31
Preliminary championship rounds will air live earlier in the day on ESPN, which has televised the Bee in its entirety since 1994.

[05/01/07 - 11:39 AM]
NBC Bumps 'Talent,' Slates Return of 'Loser,' 'Studio 60'
The show's sophomore season will now launch on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c with a two-hour special before settling into its regular Tuesday, 8:00/7:00c slot on June 12.

[05/01/07 - 10:24 AM]
Saturday Night Football Will Return on Abc
Confirmed broadcasts include Tennessee at California (September 1), USC at Nebraska (September 15), Washington State at USC and Iowa at Wisconsin (September 22), and Notre Dame at UCLA (October 6).

[05/01/07 - 09:54 AM]
MTV Networks' Music Group Allows Viewers to Cast Themselves in Future Seasons of MTV's 'The Real World' and VH1's 'I Love New York'
Two new sites will add entirely new dimensions to the way in which viewers interact with their favorite programs by allowing them to visualize the makeup of the shows' casts and also potentially become cast members themselves.

[05/01/07 - 09:09 AM]
Barbaro: A Nation's Horse to Premiere in Primetime on NBC Saturday 8 PM Et
The special one-hour documentary was previously set to air this Sunday at 5:00/4:00c.

[05/01/07 - 09:02 AM]
A&E Expands Real-Life Programming Franchises Network in Development on Four New Series and Two New Pilots
New offerings include a spin-off of "Inked" as well as a reality series about rookie cops in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

[05/01/07 - 08:59 AM]
A&E Teams with Ridley Scott & Tony Scott to Recreate the Michael Crichton Classic the Andromeda Strain
A&E's recreation will be directed by two-time Academy award nominee Mikael Salomon with a script written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan.

[05/01/07 - 08:58 AM]
A&E Announces Five New Scripted Drama Series Projects in Development
They join a slate of six previously announced projects, with a goal to go into production on one original drama series for a 2008 debut.

[05/01/07 - 08:52 AM]
HBO Sends 'Big Love' to Mondays, Showtime Slates 'Meadowlands'
The show's sophomore run is now set to begin on Monday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c - the network's first scripted offering outside its signature Sunday lineup in two years.

[04/30/07 - 06:21 PM]
The History Channel(R) Developing Six Major Specials to Air in 2007 & 2008
The cable channel will examine two hot-button issues and two iconic historical figures in four major specials to air in the 4th quarter of 2007.

[04/30/07 - 06:19 PM]
HistorY.com Developing Digital Originals with Groundbreaking Military Blog and Short-Form Broadband Series
Plus: The History Channel has acquired the rights to a collection of 94 never-before-seen documentaries that are a companion to the critically lauded "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones" television movies.

[04/30/07 - 06:13 PM]
A&E Investigates School Shootings & the Tragedy at Virginia Tech with "A Killer on Campus: A Bill Kurtis Special Report"
The one-hour special, hosted and narrated by Bill Kurtis, premieres Thursday, May 3 at 10:00/9:00c.







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