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[01/25/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Week of January 21-25
Updates include: Selma Blair joins NBC's "Kath & Kim," MTV eyes a "Legally Blonde" stage search and Keith David is set to topline Spike TV's "S.I.S."

[01/25/08 - 04:29 PM]
ABC News Special "The Royal Family," Anchored by Barbara Walters, Documents a Year of Life Behind the Palace Walls, Monday, March 3
The special marks the first time in the history of the British monarchy that anyone has been allowed such complete access.

[01/25/08 - 04:28 PM]
Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Melvin Van Peebles and Latanya Richardson-Jackson Star in 'Blackout,' the Explosive Story of a Forgotten New York Neighborhood During the Largest Power Failure in American History
BET Home Entertainment will also debut BLACKOUT on DVD through its distribution deal with Paramount Home Entertainment on February 5.

[01/25/08 - 04:27 PM]
My Grammy(R) Moment 2008 Unveils the Videos for Forty-Five Quarter-Finalists on Youtube as They Vie to Perform in Foo Fighters Orchestra, on "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," FeB. 10 on CBS
The quarter finalists were selected after a thorough evaluation process by a GRAMMY(R) Blue Ribbon Committee made up of singers, songwriters, producers and music industry executives.

[01/25/08 - 04:20 PM]
NBC Announces New Premiere Date for Highly Anticipated Internet Hit 'Quarterlife' on February 26 and Regular Broadcast Day Beginning Sunday, March 2
The Peacock confirms our previous report about "quarterlife's" new time slot and the rescheduling of "Monk" and "Psych."

[01/25/08 - 04:19 PM]
Starz Inblack Debuts Late Night Celebrity Talk Series This February
"Ryan Cameron: Uncensored," a 30-minute, weekly talk show will premiere on Monday, Feb. 4 at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).

[01/25/08 - 04:18 PM]
TBS Hands the Remote to Women on the Day of the Big Game with the Movies Women Want Marathon
The collection of six memorable "chick flicks" includes such movies as THE WEDDING PLANNER, WHAT WOMEN WANT and FOOLS RUSH IN.

[01/25/08 - 04:17 PM]
TNT Celebrates the Day of the Big Game with 12 Hours of the Closer
"Football players won't be the only ones taking hits on the day of the big game," according to the network.

[01/25/08 - 04:15 PM]
Bravo Kicks Off New Year with Second Consecutive Week of Record Highs in Network History
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/25/08 - 03:27 PM]
AMC Promotes Christina Wayne to Senior Vice President for Scripted Series and Mini-Series
With this promotion, Wayne will oversee all development of AMC's line-up of original series and movies, working closely with creators and writers to find and cultivate projects for production.

[01/25/08 - 11:24 AM]
NBC Shifts 'Quarterlife,' Slates 'Amne$ia,' 'My Dad'
The online-turned-broadcast series will now launch on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00/9:00c before moving to Sundays at 9:00/8:00c beginning March 2.

[01/24/08 - 04:00 PM]
ABC Premieres a Special Enhanced Version of the "Lost" Season Three Two-Hour Finale
Said version will include text on the lower third of the screen and will "let viewers in" on clues in the show, as well as give back story to catch new viewers up for Season Four.

[01/24/08 - 03:58 PM]
Flavor Flav Attempts to Find Love for the Third Time During VH1's 'Flavor of Love 3' Premiering on February 11 at 9:00 PM*
Additionally, today, VH1 has launched FlavorOfLoveWorld.com, a new site within VH1's digital portfolio.

[01/24/08 - 03:58 PM]
Multiple Grammy(R) Award Nominees Beyonce, Foo Fighters and Carrie Underwood Are the First Artists Set to Perform on "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced shortly.

[01/24/08 - 03:56 PM]
Casting Calls for Season Two of NBC's High-Octane Hit Series 'American Gladiators' to Take Place in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Austin, New York City, Scottsdale and Orlando
"To all those gladiator-maniacs out there we are looking for strong, determined individuals from all walks of life who have a lot of heart and soul," said co-host Hulk Hogan.

[01/24/08 - 03:54 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 23, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 23.

[01/24/08 - 12:26 PM]
Nbc, Fremantlemedia North America and Syco Television Announce the First Three Audition Locations in What Will Be a National Search for Season Three of Hit Talent Competition Series 'America's Got Talent'
Orlando (Jan. 26), Nashville (Jan. 30) and Charlotte (Feb. 2) will host the first round of auditions.

[01/24/08 - 10:59 AM]
New Series Dale JR. - Shifting Gears on ESPN Goes Behind Scenes with Dale Earnhardt JR.
The first episode of the five-part series airs Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

[01/24/08 - 10:39 AM]
TNT Heads to the Courtroom with New Steven Bochco Legal Drama Series Raising the Bar, Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek
Teddy Sears, Melissa Sagemiller, Currie Graham, J. August Richards and Jonathan Scarfe also star in the drama, due later this year.

[01/24/08 - 10:39 AM]
NBC Honors Moms with Nationwide Search to Find 'America's Favorite Mom'
The special, "Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom," will broadcast on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11 (7-8 p.m. ET).

[01/24/08 - 09:08 AM]
Five New U.S. Premiere Lifestyle Series on BBC America
The network's latest additions include "Mary Queen of Shops" and "Gordon Ramsay's F Word."

[01/24/08 - 09:01 AM]
The Price Is Right Returns to Prime Time with Six New Specials Hosted by Drew Carey, Airing Fridays Beginning FeB. 22
These will be the first primetime specials to be broadcast since Carey took hosting reins from former host Bob Barker.

[01/24/08 - 09:00 AM]
One Tree Hill Grows Week-To-Week and Year-To-Year
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 22.

[01/24/08 - 08:59 AM]
John Legend, Patti Labelle, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, ReV. Jesse Jackson and Henry Simmons Join Host Steve Harvey on BET's 'Celebration of Gospel' Premiering Sunday, January 27 at 8:00 P.M., ET/PT
"This show has made me a better person, it really has. I've grown a lot. Trying to be a better Christian ... .I'm still short, but I'm trying hard," Harvey jokes.

[01/24/08 - 08:54 AM]
BET Networks Celebrates Black History Month with an Entertaining Lineup of Music Specials, Blackbuster Movie Premieres, and Ground-Breaking Documentaries
Said offerings include "The BET Honors" on Friday, February 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/23/08 - 04:41 PM]
The Good Witch Delivers Ratings Magic for Hallmark Channel Becoming Network's Second-Highest-Ever-Rated Original Movie and Propeling Channel to #4 in Weekly Ranking
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 19.

[01/23/08 - 01:40 PM]
Husband for Hire Premieres as Most-Watched Telecast Ever in Oxygen's History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Saturday, January 19.

[01/23/08 - 01:38 PM]
Bravo's New Pop Chart Takes the Temperature of America in Lifestyle Categories Including Fashion, Entertainment, Food and Design
"The establishment of Bravo's Pop Chart, underscores the network's position as the leading one-stop lifestyle resource for anything and everything on the minds of television viewers," said Bravo's Tony Cardinale.

[01/23/08 - 12:37 PM]
Sci Fi Adds 'Galactica' Specials, More in March
Plus: "Ghost Hunters" and "Destination Truth" will rejoin the network's schedule with new episodes on Wednesday, March 5 at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c respectively.

[01/23/08 - 12:37 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 14, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[01/23/08 - 12:34 PM]
Discover "Lost" in Marvel Comics
ABC marketing has strategically placed images and references from the show in various comic books, including "Uncanny X-Men," "Incredible Hercules," "Thunderbolts" and "Wolverine Origins" on sale now.

[01/23/08 - 12:33 PM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Renewed "The Martha Stewart Show" for Fourth Season in More Than 85% of U.S.
The syndicated talk show was previously a go in more than 60% of the country.

[01/23/08 - 12:27 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in 18-49, as 'American Gladiators,' 'Deal' and 'Svu' Pace the Network's Week of JaN. 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[01/23/08 - 12:23 PM]
CBS Has the Week's Top Four Scripted Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[01/23/08 - 09:58 AM]
Let the Flames Begin - Bravo's "Top Chef: Chicago" Premieres Wednesday, March 12 at 10 PM ET/PT
Originally set for March 19, the new season will now launch one week earlier on March 12.

[01/23/08 - 09:55 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Acquires Off-Net Cable Rights to Jericho
The series will make its debut on SCI FI with a four-episode marathon on Monday, February 11, 2008 from 7PM-11PM ET.

[01/23/08 - 09:54 AM]
MTV Krumps, Grinds and Shakes for the Special Live Audition of 'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew' on Saturday, January 26 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: hip-pop sensation Lil Mama has signed on to be the third judge to offer her advice and votes to the competitors.

[01/23/08 - 09:53 AM]
MTVn's Entertainment Group and Videogame Journalist Geoff Keighley Expand Partnership with Broad Talent and Development Deal
Premiering Friday, January 25, the fifth season of "Game Head" will be re-launched as "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley."

[01/23/08 - 09:52 AM]
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Star on a Special Two-Hour Edition of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" Thursday, January 24, on Fox
Among the questions: 1st Grade Art: True or False: Gluing macaroni onto a picture frame is an example of macramé.

[01/23/08 - 09:51 AM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original "American Idol Extra" Is Back for a Third Season to Give "American Idol" Fans the Exclusive, First Interviews Straight from the Idol Studios!
The new season, hosted by JD Roberto, will bow on Thursday, March 13 at 7p and 10p ET/PT.

[01/22/08 - 03:25 PM]
Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network Offer a Football-Free Movie Extravaganza on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd
The 10-hour "extravaganza" features actors such as Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts and Amanda Peet, along with Paul Franklin Dano, who has garnered kudos for his recent role in "There Will Be Blood."

[01/22/08 - 12:36 PM]
Showtime Bonds with Brotherhood(R) for Season Three
Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered of the gritty, political-crime drama starring Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke and Annabeth Gish.

[01/22/08 - 12:34 PM]
Get Into the "Gossip Girl" Phenomenon from the Beginning with a Special "Gossip Girl Revealed" Featuring Exclusive Bonus Material on Monday, January 28
In addition to airing the pilot episode in its entirety, The CW will offer "an enhanced GOSSIP GIRL experience to passionate devotees and the uninitiated wanting to see how the phenomenon began."

[01/22/08 - 12:32 PM]
NBC Is #1 on Monday Night, as 'American Gladiators,' 'Deal Or No Deal' and 'Medium' All Win Their Slots in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 21.

[01/22/08 - 10:30 AM]
Bravo Renews Emmy-Winning Series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" for a Fourth Season
Her "no-holds barred, one-hour series" is set to return on Bravo in 2008.

[01/22/08 - 09:31 AM]
Tori & Dean Return for Third Season on Oxygen
Set for eight one hour episodes, this season follows the couple as they leave the B&B behind, buy a new house and search for pre-schools for baby Liam.

[01/22/08 - 09:30 AM]
The Show Must Go On: The British Academy Film Awards Exclusively on BBC America
Said event will air Sunday, February 10, at 8:00 p.m. EST, with encore presentations at 10:00 p.m. and midnight EST.

[01/22/08 - 09:28 AM]
Two-Time Actor(R) Nominee Jon Tenney ("The Closer") to Open the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Red Carpet with a Champagne Taittinger Toast
Champagne Taittinger is celebrating its eighth year toasting film and television at the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R).

[01/22/08 - 09:25 AM]
Ben Foster ("3:10 to Yuma") Joins Sag President Alan Rosenberg to Announce Recipients of Screen Actors Guild's New Stunt Ensemble Honors During TNT.TV and TBS.com's Live Sag Awards(R) Red Carpet Webcasts
"24," "Heroes," "Lost," "Rome" and "The Unit" are all competing for the TV stunt honors.

[01/22/08 - 09:21 AM]
Kate Beckinsale, Nikki Blonsky, Josh Brolin, Steve Carell, Russell Crowe, Eric Dane, Tina Fey, Michael C. Hall, Hal Holbrook, Terrence Howard, Holly Hunter, Tommy Lee Jones, Debra Messing, Mickey Rooney, John Travolta, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Forest Whitaker Are Scheduled to Present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Additional presenters will be named in the days to come.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.