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[02/15/08 - 05:25 PM]
Development Update: Week of February 11-15
Updates include: "24," "Ugly Betty" and "Womens Murder Club" all see behind-the-scenes chanegs; MyNetworkTV says goodbye to "IFL Battleground"; and FX slates a return date for "The Riches."

[02/15/08 - 03:55 PM]
Hotel Babylon Returns for More Decadent, Five-Star Drama
The show's third season premieres Wednesday, March 12 at 9:00/8:00c on BBC America.

[02/15/08 - 11:30 AM]
The CW Announces Schedule for Return of Original Episodes of Scripted Series
Plus: "Supernatural" will return on April 24 while "Reaper" will shift back to Tuesdays starting April 22.

[02/15/08 - 11:25 AM]
TLC Shares the Secret Life of a Soccer Mom
The new series, hosted by Tracey Gold, will join LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD and JON & KATE PLUS 8 on Monday nights starting March 3.

[02/15/08 - 11:23 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 14, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 14.

[02/15/08 - 11:21 AM]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Finishes the 50-State Tour by Calling a Nation-Wide Builder Coalition to Help the Extreme Team Tackle Louisiana
Said episode will serve as the show's season finale in May.

[02/15/08 - 09:13 AM]
Celebrities Hit the High Notes on Special Editions of "Don't Forget the Lyrics!"
Upcoming episodes will feature Boyz II Men, Bret Michaels, Kevin Cronin and Kimberley Locke as they compete for charity.

[02/14/08 - 06:03 PM]
ABC Family Continues to Build Slate of Original Programming with Original Event, "Samurai Girl" and the Return of Hit Series "Greek"
"Samurai Girl" is slated to begin production in Vancouver this spring and air over the course of one weekend in August 2008.

[02/14/08 - 05:30 PM]
True Love Needs No Translation! MTV's New Romantic, Comedy Series "That's Amore" Premieres on Sunday, March 2nd at 10pm ET/PT
Viewers will get a special sneak peek at the new series on Sunday, February 24th at 10pm ET/PT MTV with "Domenico's Passport to Love."

[02/14/08 - 04:03 PM]
BBC America Co-Production, Wire in the Blood, Returns for a Fifth U.S. Premiere Season
The new season, due on April 6, opens with a special episode shot in Austin, Texas.

[02/14/08 - 03:30 PM]
CBS Renews 11 Series for the 2008-2009 Season
The group joins the previously renewed "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race."

[02/14/08 - 01:52 PM]
NBC Realigns Current Series Program Department as Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment, Will Expand Her Role to Oversee Both Development and Current Series
As a result, comedy chief Jeff Ingold and drama chief Katie O'Connell will oversee current programming in their respective areas, with both reporting to Weinberg.

[02/14/08 - 12:02 PM]
Escape the Cold Weather This Winter and Warm Up with the Help of These Hot Contestants from "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans VS. Favorites" with an Easy-To-View Online Swimsuit Calendar Available as a Widget
The calendar will be updated regularly throughout the life of the broadcast so you can keep track of all things Survivor in one convenient location.

[02/14/08 - 12:00 PM]
Production Secrets and Fun Facts Pop Up on the Next Two Episodes of "Ghost Whisperer" and "Csi: Miami"
The fun facts will pop up as "Love Notes" and "Bullet Points" on GHOST WHISPERER and CSI: MIAMI, respectively.

[02/14/08 - 11:00 AM]
NBC and MTV Announce Unique Partnership for Highly Anticipated Internet Series 'Quarterlife' to Run 22-Minute Sneak Peek on MTV Prior to NBC's Premiere
MTV will air 22 minutes from the premiere one-hour episode on Tuesday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. PT/ET, following "TRL."

[02/14/08 - 10:58 AM]
Will It Be Lucky Number 13 for 'Deal Or No Deal'S' Million Dollar Mission?
Katie Henslin of Forest Lake, Minnesota will start with a 50% chance of choosing a $1 million case on Monday's episode.

[02/14/08 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Statement Regarding Its 2008 Upfront Presentation
CBS plans to hold a presentation for advertisers at Carnegie Hall in New York on Wednesday, May 14.

[02/14/08 - 12:28 AM]
Summer Season Begins This May on Fox
FOX confirms our previous report, which includes a last-minute change to "When Women Rule the World's" start date.

[02/14/08 - 12:26 AM]
Top 24 "American Idol" Semifinalists Revealed!
The Top 12 male singers will perform Tuesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and the Top 12 female singers will perform Wednesday, Feb. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

[02/13/08 - 05:02 PM]
BBC America Launches Flagship Weekly News Program Newsnight
The program, airing at Fridays 10:00/9:00c starting February 29, compliments "BBC World News America," the channel's nightly U.S.-facing news hour, launched in October 2007.

[02/13/08 - 04:01 PM]
Happy Couple Eric Stein and Jessica Hughbanks from "Big Brother 8" Return to Host the Head of Household Competition Tonight on "Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part" on the CBS Television Network
Said episode airs tonight from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT.

[02/13/08 - 03:04 PM]
'Truth,' 'Women Rule' FOX's Summer Plans
Also on tap: new seasons of "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Hell's Kitchen."

[02/13/08 - 03:00 PM]
USA Network's New Original Series in Plain Sight Comes Into View on Thursday, April 24
Shot on location in and around Albuquerque, NM, IN PLAIN SIGHT will premiere with a 90-minute episode followed by eleven one-hour episodes.

[02/13/08 - 01:44 PM]
NBC Announces Broadcast Return of Several Scripted Series with Original Episodes in April
"My Name Is Earl" will be the first to return with a special one-hour installment on Thursday, April 3.

[02/13/08 - 01:42 PM]
NBC Renews Drama Series 'Chuck, 'Life' and 'Heroes' for 2008-09 Season
All three series will have major re-launch campaigns next year.

[02/13/08 - 12:47 PM]
Weeds and Secret Diary of a Call Girl Set for Showtime's Monday Comedy Block on June 16th
With 13 new episodes ordered, WEEDS begins production in April 2008.

[02/13/08 - 11:46 AM]
Bravo Reveals the 12 Dancers Set to Compete on "Step It Up & Dance," Premiering on Thursday, April 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
Elizabeth Berkley will host the series and Emmy Award nominee and Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell will mentor the dancers.

[02/13/08 - 11:16 AM]
TNT Gives Greenlight to Action-Packed Drama Series Leverage
Plus: the third installment of the Librarian franchise, "Curse of the Judas Chalice," which will begin shooting this spring in New Orleans.

[02/13/08 - 11:14 AM]
Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman and Ugly Betty's Alan Dale Guest Star on BBC America's Hit Sci-Fi Series, Torchwood
Plus: James Marsters is also set to return while Richard Briers, Ruth Jones and Nerys Hughes will make guest appearances.

[02/13/08 - 11:11 AM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - March 2008
Among the highlights: the return of "Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol" and the original movie "Crash & Burn."

[02/13/08 - 09:40 AM]
CBS Announces Return of Original Episodes of Comedy and Drama Series
All but THE UNIT, CANE and SHARK are set to return in the next two months.

[02/12/08 - 04:37 PM]
A&E Greenlights Original Scripted Drama Series Cleaner Starring Benjamin Bratt Series to Become Network's First Scripted Drama in More Than Six Years
The series is moving into production shortly and is tentatively slated to premiere this summer.

[02/12/08 - 04:00 PM]
The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search Returns with an All New Season Premiering March 7 on Cmt
New for this season, the selected contestants will "meet in Denver, Col. where they live together and compete against one another through eight episodes of physical and mental challenges."

[02/12/08 - 01:44 PM]
'Battlestar' Is Back
The series will return for its fourth season on Friday, March 28 at 10pm ET/PT with two back-to-back half-hour specials.

[02/12/08 - 01:37 PM]
Networks Plot Post-Strike Plans: 36 (And Counting) to Resume Production
With the strike on track to be lifted tomorrow, the broadcast networks are hard at work reconciling their plans for the rest of the 2007-08 season and beyond.

[02/12/08 - 01:00 PM]
Survivor: Micronesia-Fans VS. Faves and "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards" Boost Cbs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 4-10.

[02/12/08 - 12:59 PM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 for the Seventh Time in Eight Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 10.

[02/12/08 - 12:58 PM]
The New Adventures of Old Christine Posts Across-The-Board Increases Over Last Week's Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 11.

[02/12/08 - 12:56 PM]
ABC.com Shares the Love with Special Online Valentines from Your Favorite ABC Series
ABC.com announced today that it is sharing the love with e-mailable Valentines from your favorite ABC series.

[02/12/08 - 12:53 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 4, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 4-10.

[02/12/08 - 12:48 PM]
Unscripted Series and Scripted Dramas Key NBC's Week of FeB. 4-10
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 4-10.

[02/12/08 - 12:47 PM]
The Heat Is on When Oklahoma Firefighter Battles the Banker for the Million Dollar Case When NBC's Smash Hit 'Deal Or No Deal' Continues the 'Million-Dollar Mission' with Twelve $1 Million-Case Game on Wednesday, February 13
In the history of the show, 11 contestants have held the million dollars in their case, but have been unable to go the distance for the top prize.

[02/12/08 - 10:04 AM]
Ion Television to Add "M*a*s*h" to Its Fall Programming Lineup
"A timeless staple like 'M*A*S*H' is a great win for our schedule, as we migrate our network to mainstream audience appeal in the 2008/2009 season," said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks.

[02/12/08 - 10:03 AM]
GSN Rewards Viewers with New Opportunities to Win with 'GSN Live,' Weekdays Beginning Monday, FeB. 25
The "live game show experience," hosted by Fred Roggin, "gives its viewing audience daily prize-winning opportunities while celebrating some of the most memorable game show moments of yesterday and today."

[02/12/08 - 09:07 AM]
American Idol Expands Results Shows to One Hour Beginning Wednesday, March 12, on Fox
Plus: "The Return of Jezebel James" will now have a special one-hour premiere Friday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

[02/12/08 - 09:06 AM]
Turner Broadcasting Lands Lucasfilm LtD.'s Star Wars: The Clone Wars Television Series
The series will premiere following the North American theatrical release Friday, August 15, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

[02/11/08 - 02:07 PM]
MTV Honors the Pioneer of Reality Programming with 'The Real World Awards Bash: Roast 'Em and Toast 'Em' on Saturday, March 29
The categories and nominees will be revealed on "TRL" today through Thursday, February 14, and viewers will decide who wins by casting their votes online.

[02/11/08 - 12:37 PM]
NBC Shapes Up for Another Season of Amazing Weight Loss Stories with Its Hit Series "The Biggest Loser"
In keeping with the success of the "team" theme in season 5, the new season will feature couples, but this time producers will be heading to America's fattest cities to search for contestants.

[02/11/08 - 12:36 PM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 13-City Search for New Contestants
Upcoming locations include Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Miami, Columbus, Suffolk, Las Vegas, Mesa and Los Angeles.

[02/11/08 - 12:36 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, February 10, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 10.







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[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
Award-Winning Journalist Bob Ley Signs Long-Term Extension with ESPN
The agreement comes as the award-winning "Outside the Lines," which Ley has hosted since its inception in May 1990, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
The 95th Anniversary of Miss America to Air on Sunday, September 13 on ABC
The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown.

[06/02/15 - 10:08 AM]
CMT's First-Ever Late Night Show, "The Josh Wolf Show" Produced by Chelsea Handler Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 PM, ET/PT
The series airs four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) beginning Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/02/15 - 10:05 AM]
WE tv Greenlights Two Unscripted Series Set in the World of Legal Drama, Further Expanding the Network's Robust Slate and the Popular Reality Genre
Production on "Ladies of Law" (working title) and "Sisters in Law" will begin this summer.

[06/02/15 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Partners with Acclaimed Film Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer to Develop New Scripted Series
The scripted series, "When The Levee Breaks," reflects a number of hot-button issues that are culturally relevant today including race and law enforcement.

[06/02/15 - 09:09 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "He Shed, She Shed(TM)"
Each episode of "He Shed, She Shed" will follow two homeowners, friends or neighbors in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown - as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed.

[06/02/15 - 09:08 AM]
Adult Swim Prescribes Another Season of "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm happy," said Corddry. "After our season six cliff hanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more."

[06/02/15 - 08:59 AM]
"Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014," A Thought-Provoking Look at the Lives and Untimely Deaths of People Killed by Gun Violence in America, Debuts June 22, Exclusively on HBO
The film details victims' lives in the moments leading up to the shootings and shows how each death reverberates in the lives of others.

[06/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
Award-Winning Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor Eli Roth to Host "Shark Week's" Hit Late-Night Talk Show "Shark After Dark"
The new season airs Sunday, July 5 to Thursday, July 9 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on Discovery.

[06/02/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops NBC in Tight Demo Race of Originals
The Alphabet's "The Whispers" opens up 25% from the season premiere of "Mistresses" a year ago.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of New Discovery Channel Series "Killing Fields"
The series will reveal the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields - locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
CMT Adds Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to Its Growing Roster of Performers for 2015 "CMT Music Awards" Live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.

[06/02/15 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" to Series and a One-Hour Stand-Up Special
"I'm deeply touched that Comedy Central has decided to fulfill my Make-A-Wish dream of hosting a comedy show about sex. My parents are very proud (of my sister, who is a teacher)," said Glaser.

[06/02/15 - 07:54 AM]
Ovation TV Green-Lights New Original Series for the Fall: "Art Breakers"
The series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.

[06/02/15 - 06:01 AM]
Dwyane Wade to Join ABC "NBA Countdown" Team during The Finals
Wade, who has played in the previous four NBA Finals on ABC, will contribute insights and analysis during pre-game and halftime shows for Games 2 and 3, and again for Games 6 and 7, if necessary.