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[12/08/07 - 05:55 PM]
Spike TV Announces 2007 'Video Game Awards' Winners
Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the 2007 "Video Game Awards" will premiere on Spike TV Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

[12/07/07 - 10:00 PM]
Dot Dot Dot Is Eliminated from "The Next Great American Band" Competition
FOX details the latest "The Next Great American Band" elimination.

[12/07/07 - 11:10 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, December 6, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 6.

[12/07/07 - 10:37 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 6.

[12/06/07 - 05:19 PM]
More January Premieres: Comedy's 'Reno 911,' 'Presents'; Bravo's 'Supermodel,' 'Matchmaker'
Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" and "Millionaire Matchmaker" will join mainstays "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "Project Runway" beginning next month.

[12/06/07 - 03:40 PM]
Wwe(R) Monday Night Raw(R) Re-Upped for Usa
"Raw" will remain on the USA Network through 2010, extending the current contract by two years.

[12/06/07 - 01:57 PM]
NBC Rolls Out a Full Slate of Original Programming for the First Quarter of 2008
The line-up features a schedule packed with original scripted, reality programming and specials, featuring the return of "Medium" on Monday, January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET).

[12/06/07 - 12:24 PM]
Nominations Announced for "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," with Winners to Be Named on a Special to Be Broadcast Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Kanye West tops the nominations with eight, Amy Winehouse garnered six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain earned five nominations each.

[12/06/07 - 11:29 AM]
MTV Invites Fans to Spend the Holidays with the Cast of Newport Harbor as They Reunite for "Newport Harbor: Home for the Holidays" on Wednesday, December 12th at 10:30pm ET/PT
The series was the most watched program in its time period among viewers ages 12-34 across all of cable.

[12/06/07 - 11:29 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, December 5, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 5.

[12/06/07 - 11:25 AM]
The Finals for 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes Vs Team Serra' Are Set!
The finale, which airs live from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, premieres this Saturday.

[12/06/07 - 11:23 AM]
TLC's Trifecta of 'Ink' Series Inspires the Ultimate Showdown, Battle of the Inks, on Tuesday, December 18th
Will viewers choose the original, the rock n roll LA Ink or the hot new import?

[12/06/07 - 09:17 AM]
Bravo's Greenlights Sophomore Seasons of "Shear Genius" and "Top Design"
Casting will begin for both series in the upcoming weeks.

[12/06/07 - 09:15 AM]
Sci Fi Set to Run for Money with Greenlight of High-Stakes Competition Pilot
The reality competition show that pits a group of contestants against each other in the quest for cash prizes, while being stalked by relentless "hunters."

[12/06/07 - 09:07 AM]
FOX Hits a High Note with "Don't Forget the Lyrics!"
The network has ordered 13 additional episodes of the musical game show.

[12/05/07 - 07:53 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Tin Man' Makes Ratings History
Sci Fi spins the numbers for December 2-4.

[12/05/07 - 07:51 PM]
Duel, a New Tournament-Style Game Show Based on Smarts, Skill and Strategy, to Air December 17-23 on Abc
The Alphabet reveals the 24 contestants set to compete on the new game show.

[12/05/07 - 05:53 PM]
Hallmark Channel Continues to Celebrate Families and the Holidays with Seventh Annual Sponsorship of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular(R) in Nyc
This is the seventh consecutive year that the network has sponsored the beloved holiday show and marks the channel's continuous support of family celebrations and the joyous holiday season.

[12/05/07 - 05:52 PM]
And the Winner IS... Crystal Aikin Is Crowned BET's "Sunday Best"
BET details the winner of the first season of "Sunday Best."

[12/05/07 - 03:03 PM]
Four-Time Grammy Award Winning Rock Band, Foo Fighters, to Perform at Spike TV's 2007 "Video Game Awards" in Special Performance for All-New "Rock Band" Video Game
Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the "Video Game Awards" tapes at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Friday, December 7.

[12/05/07 - 03:02 PM]
Patriots-Ravens on Monday Night Football: Cable's Biggest Audience Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 3.

[12/05/07 - 03:01 PM]
Rudolph with His Nose So Bright, Soared Among Key Demos Last Night
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 4.

[12/05/07 - 11:46 AM]
TLC Gives Miss America a Makeover in Original Reality Program Miss America: Reality Check
"Ugly Betty's" Michael Urie hosts the series, which premieres Friday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/05/07 - 11:45 AM]
Performances Are Announced for "Movies Rock," a New Entertainment Special Celebrating the Powerful Relationship Between Music and Film, Friday, DeC. 7 on the CBS Television Network
Among the performances: Beyoncé singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from the movie "The Wizard of Oz" plus Carrie Underwood singing "The Sound of Music" from the movie "The Sound of Music."

[12/05/07 - 09:38 AM]
Snl "Best Of" Compilations to Air in Primetime on Saturdays
The offerings include "The Best of Will Ferrell" (Dec. 8), "The Best of Chris Farley" (Dec. 15), "The Best of 2006-07" (Dec. 22) and "SNL Goes Commercial" (Dec. 29).

[12/05/07 - 09:36 AM]
The Futon's First Look - "Life: Fill It Up" (NBC)

[12/04/07 - 05:51 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Little House on the Prairie" Has Identical Median Age as "Dancing with the Stars," TV's Top-Rated Show Season-To-Date
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/04/07 - 05:50 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks #5 in Prime Time for Week of November 26 - the Network's Highest Week Ever
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 26-December 2.

[12/04/07 - 01:46 PM]
Kelly Preston ('Jerry Mcguire') to Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'The Tenth Circle,' Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Novel by Jodi Picoult
The movie, due in 2008, is "a powerful account of an American family and a story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child."

[12/04/07 - 01:41 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 26, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 26-December 2.

[12/04/07 - 01:40 PM]
Music Sensation Fergie to Host and Perform at the Hollywood Party Segments of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008"
The Hollywood party will also feature performances by Akon, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Kingston, OneRepublic, Plain White T's, Taylor Swift and will.i.am.

[12/04/07 - 01:38 PM]
Two and a Half Men Hits Season High Ratings in Viewers, Matches Best Adult 18-49 Rating and Tops "Samantha Who" in First Head-To-Head First Run Matchup
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 26-December 2.

[12/04/07 - 01:34 PM]
Strong Ratings from 'Heroes' and 'Sunday Night Football' Lead NBC's Week of NoV. 26-DeC. 2
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 26-December 2.

[12/04/07 - 12:42 PM]
We TV Renews Original Series Hair Trauma for Season Two
Also on tap: "Hair Drama," an exclusive online series, complementing the network's content, featuring hairstylist to the stars, Ellin LaVar, who owns a family run hair salon in New York City.

[12/04/07 - 10:14 AM]
Paradise Hotel 2 Sizzles This Winter on MyNetworkTV and FOX Reality Channel
Amanda Byram will also return to host the series, which premieres Monday, February 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/04/07 - 09:08 AM]
The 39th Naacp Image Awards to Air Live Thursday, February 14, 2008, on Fox
Nominations for the annual award show will be announced Tuesday, January 8 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

[12/04/07 - 09:06 AM]
William Sledd to Star in Bravo Reality Pilot "Hey Bitches"
Sledd currently appears on Bravo's OUTzoneTV.com's web series "Ask a Gay Man," where "Hey Bitches!" is his signature greeting.

[12/03/07 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 3-7
Updates include: Thom Beers, Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun ink three-series/30-episode deal with NBC, the Wayans brothers land a comedy at VH1 and Connie Nielsen to topline A&E's "Danny Fricke."

[12/03/07 - 05:49 PM]
Online Talent Search, Big Shot, Cleared in 60% of the Country
CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has cleared "Big Shot" on local broadcast affiliates' web sites representing more than 60% of the country.

[12/03/07 - 05:41 PM]
IFC Expands Original Programming Slate with the Whitest Kids U' Know
Season two of "The Whitest Kids U' Know" will premiere on Sunday, February 10 from 11-11:30pm ET/PT.

[12/03/07 - 04:44 PM]
VH1's 'The Critics' Choice: Best Movies of 2007' Takes an Inside Look at the Year's Most Significant Performances in Film
The round table discussion, featuring Sam Rubin, Pete Hammond, Jeanne Wolf, Carrie Keagan and Mark S. Allen, will premiere on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/03/07 - 04:42 PM]
Bravo Partners with Four Leading Digital Cable Operators Bringing Interactive Ad-Supported Voting and Polling to 'Project Runway'
The interactive overlays during "Project Runway," sponsored exclusively by Brother International Corporation, provide a measurable in-program opportunity for the advertiser.

[12/03/07 - 04:41 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Tin Man' Miniseries #1 Telecast in Channel's History
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Sunday, December 2.

[12/03/07 - 04:40 PM]
Promax/Bda, the CW and Blink Launch 2nd Annual College Promo Competition: Making the Cut 2008
This time, students will have the opportunity to submit entries for The CW's "Supernatural," "Gossip Girl" and "Smallville."

[12/03/07 - 03:07 PM]
Game Shows, Popular Reality Series, News Magazines, the Season Premieres of Two Returning Scripted Programs, and the Debut of a New Comedy Join CBS's Primetime Schedule in January and February
Ushering in the New Year is the game show POWER OF 10, reality favorites BIG BROTHER and SURVIVOR, the return of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE and JERICHO, the series premiere of the comedy THE CAPTAIN and original episodes of 48 HOURS MYSTERY.

[12/03/07 - 02:16 PM]
'Law & Order' and 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Return to NBC Lineup on Wednesdays in Early January
"Law & Order" resumes with a two-hour season premiere event on Wednesday, January 2 (9-11 p.m. ET), and will continue on Wednesdays starting January 9 (10-11 p.m. ET).

[12/03/07 - 12:49 PM]
VH1's 'Best Year Ever' and 'What Perez Sez: About 2007' Join the Network's Line Up for the Ultimate End-Of-Year Pop Culture Celebration
Also due this month: the season finales of "I Love New York," "America's Most Smartest Model" and "The Shot."

[12/03/07 - 12:47 PM]
GSN Spreads Season's Greetings and Yuletide Cheer with Christmas-Themed Marathon Programming
The stunt includes marathons of "Family Feud" and "Card Sharks."

[12/03/07 - 12:46 PM]
America Will Determine Who Will Be Crowned 'Sunday Best' During the Live Season Finale of BET's Hit Series Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
The live finale will feature performances by platinum-selling gospel songstress Yolanda Adams and series' host, Kirk Franklin.

[12/03/07 - 12:46 PM]
The "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Country Music's Party of the Year, Will Be Broadcast Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
This is the first year the special will take place on a Sunday, the third year it will be held at the MGM Grand and the sixth year the show will be held in Las Vegas.







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[07/30/15 - 12:26 PM]
UP Acquires Full Seven-Season Run of Award-Winning, Fan-Favorite Series "Gilmore Girls" Family Network to Begin Airing Episodes in the Fall
UP acquired "Gilmore Girls" from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and will begin airing the 153 one-hour episodes of the series in the fall.

[07/30/15 - 12:25 PM]
Charity Begins at Home for Star and Executive Producer Luke Perry in the Timely, Touching UP Premiere Movie "Welcome Home"
The script was written by Jonathan Zeichner, executive director of L.A.'s A Place Called Home (APCH, www.apch.org), a dynamic, non-profit youth center.

[07/30/15 - 12:24 PM]
"Last Hope with Troy Dunn" Starring Real-Life Missing Persons Expert and Author Troy Dunn - Brand-New Up Original Series Exclusively Premieres on Thursday, September 10 at 9 PM EDT
UP's new half-hour, 10-episode series promises a deeper insight into how Dunn rebuilds fractured relationships by finding absent loved ones and bringing them home.

[07/30/15 - 12:23 PM]
Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe and Dion Johnstone Star in UP's First Original Scripted Drama Series "Ties That Bind"
Created by Sheryl J. Anderson, this 10-episode, hour-long series is set to premiere exclusively on UP on Wednesday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/15 - 12:05 PM]
Science Channel Premieres "Secret Space Escapes" on November 10 at 10PM
This all-new series offers chilling accounts of the challenges of space exploration as told only by the explorers who lived them and the men and women in mission control who helped each team avert disaster.

[07/30/15 - 12:03 PM]
Lifetime and Yahoo TV Partner to Premiere Special "Road to the Runway" Online
Introducing this season's set of designers with home and closet tours of each contestant and giving a first look into what's in store for the series' 14th season, "Road to the Runway" will air linearly next Thursday, August 6.

[07/30/15 - 11:58 AM]
July 2015 Is GSN's Most Watched Month Ever in Primetime; Original Programming Reaches Viewership Milestone
GSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/30/15 - 11:42 AM]
Discovery Channel Premieres Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos's "Racing Extinction" as a Global Television Event on December 2 at 9PM ET/PT
In the groundbreaking documentary, Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award(R)-winning film The Cove assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the world of endangered species trafficking and the race to prevent mass extinction.

[07/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Expands Scripted Slate with New Original Lionsgate Drama Series "Greenleaf"
The Lionsgate-owned series takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.

[07/30/15 - 09:59 AM]
"Vice" Special On America's Broken Criminal Justice System to Debut Sept. 27 on HBO
The documentary will also feature President Obama's historic tour earlier this month of Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno in Oklahoma, where he met with inmates and prison officials.

[07/30/15 - 09:09 AM]
This Fall, Discovery Family Channel Is Home to the Best Family Movies, Anywhere
Discovery Family is also the exclusive home for the world premiere of "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games" (Hasbro Studios) on Saturday, September 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/30/15 - 09:08 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Reunites Grateful Owners with Meaningful Mementos in Heartwarming New Series, "Lost and Found" (wt)
Produced by Leftfield Pictures, the series features the work of "professional finders" who help people do just that.

[07/30/15 - 09:07 AM]
American Heroes Channel Profiles History's Most Unforgettable Chases and Undercover Operations in "Manhunt: Kill or Capture"
The 10-part first season premieres Wednesday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
American Heroes Channel Takes "One Giant Leap" in New Special Commemorating the Iconic 1969 Apollo 11 Mission
The one-hour special chronicles the tragedies, fears, and pressures of the 1960s space race that led to this historic moment.

[07/30/15 - 09:05 AM]
American Heroes Channel Profiles the Tycoons Who Made America - And the Backs on Which They Stood to Make Their Millions - In the All-New Series "American Titans"
Rockefeller, Carnegie, Edison, Tesla, Hearst, and Pulitzer: their legacies live down through the ages, emblazoned on museums, universities, banks, charities, and the richest of American real estate.