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[02/09/08 - 03:57 PM]
2008 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced
HBO's "The Wire" and NBC's "30 Rock" take home the top TV honors from the guild.

[02/08/08 - 06:33 PM]
The CW Adds 'Top Model' Encore, Benches 'Now'
Encores of the show's initial Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c broadcast will air on Sundays at 7:00/6:00c starting March 2.

[02/08/08 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Week of February 4-8
Updates include: Joshua Jackson to round out FOX's "Fringe"; Media Rights Capital lands series at ABC, Comedy Central and HBO; and "Inside the NFL" is cut loose by HBO.

[02/08/08 - 02:13 PM]
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Returns to A&E for an All-New Season
The show's third season will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

[02/08/08 - 12:00 PM]
Top Nominees Kanye West and Amy Winehouse to Perform on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," FeB. 10, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Dierks Bentley, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carole King, Roselyn Sanchez, Usher and will.i.am are added as presenters.

[02/08/08 - 11:59 AM]
Survivor's Time Period Winning Streak Continues as the Premiere of "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans VS. Favorites" Places First in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/08 - 11:57 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 7, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/08 - 09:29 AM]
Val Kilmer Assumes Role as Voice of Kitt -- America's Favorite Talking Car -- in NBC's "Knight Rider" Movie Event on February 17
Kilmer will play the role of KITT after actor Will Arnett had to withdraw from the role due to a conflicting sponsorship deal.

[02/07/08 - 08:48 PM]
Wwe(R) Smackdown(R) Leaves Cw
"WWE SmackDown" will continue to air on The CW until the conclusion of the 2007-08 broadcast season, after which it will move to another network.

[02/07/08 - 08:37 PM]
ABC Pairs 'Oprah,' 'Newlyweds' on Sundays
Plus: The network has booked the five-week series "Primetime: What Would You Do?" for Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting February 26.

[02/07/08 - 04:59 PM]
Tina Turner Joins Beyonce in a Special Performance on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Akon, Jason Bateman, Tony Bennett, Cher, Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Taylor Swift and Stevie Wonder all are added as presenters.

[02/07/08 - 12:41 PM]
NBC Announces Casting-Search Cities for Sixth Season of Hit Country Music Talent Show 'Nashville Star' as It Joins Network's Summer Lineup
Casting sites include Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Kansas City, Tallahassee, Denver, New Orleans and Portland.

[02/07/08 - 12:40 PM]
USA Network Celebrates 25 Years of Dogs with All New Redesigned Websites Covering the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
USA's coverage of the event airs February 11 and February 12.

[02/07/08 - 10:35 AM]
Bravo Fans Get a Double Dose of "Project Runway" with New Online Exclusives
The offerings include "The Malan Show," a new web series following the aspiring designer and former season three "Runway" contestant.

[02/07/08 - 08:38 AM]
Comedy Central's 'South Park,' 'Lil' Bush,' More to Return in March
Also due in March: the debut of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil," the broadcast premiere of "Futurama: Bender's Big Score" and the return of new episodes of "Kenny vs. Spenny."

[02/06/08 - 03:56 PM]
TV Land Delivers a Bouquet of I Love Lucy for Valentine's Day
Beginning Sunday, February 10 from 8:00-10:00 PM (all times ET/PT), viewers can tune-in to four episodes of "Lucy" which "showcase this humorous and heartwarming couple's romantic escapades."

[02/06/08 - 03:55 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, February 4, 2008 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, February 4.

[02/06/08 - 03:53 PM]
20/20: The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway Special Is Highest Rated "20/20" in Over a Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 4.

[02/06/08 - 07:51 AM]
MyNetworkTV Presents "Under One Roof"
Starring Flavor Flav, the comedy series is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2008.

[02/06/08 - 07:50 AM]
CBS Reveals the Identities of the 16 New Houseguests Competing in the First Winter of "Big Brother"
This season marks the first-ever all-single cast and the most Houseguests in BIG BROTHER history.

[02/06/08 - 07:48 AM]
Heather Locklear ('Nora Roberts' Angels Fall') Returns to Lifetime in the New Original Movie 'Flirting with 40' (Working Title)
Locklear's previous effort for the channel, "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall," was the most-watched Lifetime Original Movie of 2007.

[02/06/08 - 07:47 AM]
NBC Announces Series Pickup of New 'Kath & Kim' Comedy Starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair
"This hilarious new series exemplifies how we are changing the pilot process by ordering shows that we believe in and green-lighting them straight to series," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[02/05/08 - 04:43 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks #6 in Prime Time Weekly Ratings Boosted by Original Movie Premiere, "Bridal Fever"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, February 2.

[02/05/08 - 03:18 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Is High on Willie Nelson! Network to Roast American Icon
The special will tape in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 17 and air in early June.

[02/05/08 - 03:16 PM]
CBS Places Second in Viewers in an Atypical Week That Included the Super Bowl
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/05/08 - 03:13 PM]
DR. Phil Mcgraw Welcomes Oprah Winfrey -- for the First Time -- to His Hit, Nationally Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Airing Monday, February 11
Also set to appear: "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks.

[02/05/08 - 01:26 PM]
Steven Seagal and Eddie Griffin Star in "Urban Justice" Premiering Sunday, February 24 at 9pm
"We're thrilled to bring Steven Seagal, the name that is synonymous with riveting action, to our audience," said Spike TV's John Griffin.

[02/05/08 - 12:00 PM]
The Quest Continues as NBC's Smash Hit 'Deal Or No Deal' Continues Its Heart-Stopping 'Million-Dollar Mission' with Unprecedented Eleven $1 Million-Case Game on Monday, February 11
In the history of the show, 10 contestants have held the million dollars in their case, but have been unable to go the distance for the top prize.

[02/05/08 - 10:58 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 28, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/05/08 - 10:57 AM]
Matt Grant - the First International Bachelor - Storms American Shores to Find True Love, When "The Bachelor" Returns to Abc, Monday, March 17
Matt Grant, 27, a global financier from London and the first international Bachelor ever, has been selected to star in the show's 12th edition.

[02/05/08 - 10:54 AM]
'American Gladiators,' 'Biggest Loser,' and 'Celebrity Apprentice' Pace NBC's Week of JaN. 28-FeB. 3
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/05/08 - 09:46 AM]
Fergie and John Legend to Duet and Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban to Perform Together for the First Time on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Solange Knowles, George Lopez, Lyle Lovett and Ludacris are added as presenters.

[02/05/08 - 09:45 AM]
Lifetime Television Celebrates the 80th Annual Academy Awards(R) with Weekend-Long Movie Festival Featuring Oscar(R)-Winning Actresses
The "And the Winner Is ... " movie festival airs on Saturday, February 23, from 12PM-11PM (ET/PT), and on Sunday, February 24, from 10AM-9PM (ET/PT).

[02/05/08 - 08:46 AM]
People's Choice Winner 'Stargate Atlantis' Begins Production on Season 5
Robert Picardo joins the cast this season, which will also see appearances by Paul McGillion, Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks.

[02/05/08 - 12:12 AM]
House's Record-Setting Post-Super Bowl Episode "Frozen" to Encore Friday, February 15
Plus: all-new episodes of "Bones" will return to the schedule on Monday, April 14 - two weeks earlier than previously announced.

[02/04/08 - 03:52 PM]
An Unlikely Pair Team Up to Risk It All in the New ABC Family Original Movie 'The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream'
The third installment of the hit franchise stars Matt Lanter, Francia Raisa and Christy Carlson Romano.

[02/04/08 - 03:36 PM]
'My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad,' Launching on Monday, February 18, Moves to 9-10 PM Before Settling Into Its Regular 8-9 PM Slot on Monday, February 25
The initial installment will now follow an original "Deal or No Deal."

[02/04/08 - 03:35 PM]
My Grammy(R) Moment 2008 Down to Three Finalists Vying to Be the "Featured Performer" in Foo Fighters' Orchestra on "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," FeB. 10 on Cbs
The finalists include Ann Marie Calhoun from Virginia, Brian Fitzgerald from Pennsylvania, and Tara Klein from Ohio.

[02/04/08 - 02:36 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Unveils "Lipstick Jungle 360"
Each issue of Bonfire Magazine will "dazzle" users with a couture fashion cover featuring pieces from "Project Runway's" Daniel Vosovic's latest collection.

[02/04/08 - 02:35 PM]
Doctor Who Season Four and the Sarah Jane Adventures Coming to Sci Fi Channel in April
The third season of the new "Doctor Who" averaged 1.3 million weekly viewers on SCI FI.

[02/04/08 - 02:34 PM]
Bravo's 'Television Without Pity' Introduces Video Content and Original Online Series
The site's first show, "The Week Without Pity," "a unique, irreverent take on the best, worst and addictive guilty pleasures of the week," is available online now.

[02/04/08 - 02:33 PM]
ViewerS...start Your Engines!...tune in to NBC Sunday, February 17 for the Action Adventure 'Knight Rider' Movie of the Week Sequel and Enter at NBC.com for a Chance to Win One of Four Ford Automobiles
The grand-prize winner will receive a 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 KR with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $79,995.

[02/04/08 - 09:23 AM]
Lifetime Television Commemorates Black History Month with 'I Have a Dream' All-Day Programming Event on Saturday, February 16, from 11am-11pm (ET/PT)
The six films featured include the premiere of the "Racing for Time," starring Emmy Award-winning actor Charles S. Dutton, who also directs the movie.

[02/04/08 - 09:21 AM]
Journey to the Center of the Earth Registers Highest Rating Yet for Rhi Original Movie on Ion Television
ION spins the numbers for January 27-28.

[02/04/08 - 09:19 AM]
D.L. Hughley to Host "39th Naacp Image Awards" Live Thursday, February 14, on Fox
Plus: America Ferrera, Vanessa L. Williams, Jordin Sparks, Regina Taylor and Richard T. Jones will make special appearances.

[02/01/08 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Week of January 28-February 1
Updates include: ABC Family adds four series (and says goodbye to "Wildfire"), Australian actress Anna Torv is named the lead of FOX's "Fringe" and Tyra Banks and Ken Mok are back in business with the CW.

[02/01/08 - 12:17 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, January 31, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 31.

[02/01/08 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Picks Up 'The Listener' -- CTV's Original Drama Series from Shaftesbury Films
"The Listener" tells the story of a young man who can read people's thoughts, and act on them.

[02/01/08 - 09:48 AM]
Vh1, VH1 Soul, VH1 Classic and Mhd Celebrate Black History Month with Exclusive Programming and New Promotional Campaigns
Among the highlights: "Rags to Riches" returns with new episodes focusing on Akon and Macy Gray.

[02/01/08 - 08:33 AM]
Uk Series "Janice & Abbey" Takes Tuesdays on Oxygen
The series, which stars supermodel Janice Dickinson and "Britain's Next Top Model" runner-up Abbey Clancy, premieres Tuesday, February 19th at 11:00pm ET/PT with six, half-hour episodes.







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[11/21/14 - 09:02 AM]
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"Justified," "The Americans," "Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and newcomer "Man Seeking Woman" are all due in January.

[11/21/14 - 08:43 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with Fall Finales
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[11/21/14 - 07:03 AM]
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[11/20/14 - 05:25 PM]
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[11/20/14 - 12:47 PM]
In Honor of World AIDS Day, Showtime(R) to Present "The Last One"
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[11/20/14 - 12:29 PM]
AMC Announces Two-Night Premiere Television Event to Launch New Drama Series "Better Call Saul"
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[11/20/14 - 12:15 PM]
"Museum Men" - H2(TM) Premieres Brand New Series Saturday, November 29 at 10pm ET
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[11/20/14 - 12:09 PM]
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[11/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
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[11/20/14 - 11:32 AM]
Jeff Fager Announces His Decision to Return to Role As Executive Producer of "60 Minutes" Full-Time and to Step Down from Post as Chairman of CBS News
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[11/20/14 - 11:27 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Continues Dominance Against ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Nov. 10-14
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 10-14.

[11/20/14 - 11:13 AM]
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They join 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[11/20/14 - 11:07 AM]
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Last year, Jimmy V Week raised a record $1.8 million, bringing the seven-year total of contributions to more than $8.2 million.

[11/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel to Air 36 Hours of Live Coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January 2015
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[11/20/14 - 11:00 AM]
TBS's "Cougar Town" Celebrates 100th Episode
Co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence led a toast with cast members, including Courteney Cox, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins and Ian Gomez.