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[02/22/08 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Week of February 18-22
Updates include: NBC eyes a new home for "Friday Night Lights"; TV Guide says "Las Vegas" is on the way out; and Jesse L. Martin to exit "Law & Order."

[02/22/08 - 04:02 PM]
All New Programs for March
Among BBC America's highlights for next month: "MI-5" to replace "Hotel Babylon" on Wednesday nights.

[02/22/08 - 03:25 PM]
Academy Award(R) Winner Tatum O'Neal ('Paper Moon,' 'Rescue Me'), Jenna Dewan ('Step Up') and Ashley Benson ('Days of Our Lives') to Star in the Lifetime Original Movie, 'Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal,' a Riveting Tale of Girls Gone Wild
The movie will premiere in summer 2008 on Lifetime Television.

[02/22/08 - 03:20 PM]
The Winchester Boys Battle an Army of Demons, Scaring Up Season Highs for "Supernatural"
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, February 21.

[02/22/08 - 03:16 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 21, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 21.

[02/21/08 - 09:00 PM]
Colton Berry, Joanne Borgella, Amy Davis and Garrett Haley Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[02/21/08 - 04:19 PM]
Ghost Hunters International Wraps Winning Debut Season
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 20.

[02/21/08 - 04:00 PM]
Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part Houseguests Send Parker and Jen Out the Door
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[02/21/08 - 03:58 PM]
BBC America Acquires Two Seasons of Prehistoric Thriller Primeval
"'Primeval' is a perfect addition to our successful Saturday night menu of sci-fi and adventure," said BBCA chief Garth Ancier.

[02/21/08 - 02:22 PM]
'Sarah Jane,' 'Doctor Who' to Join 'Galactica' on Fridays
"Sarah Jane" will launch with a one-hour special on April 11 while "Who" will kick off its fourth season with a 90-minute premiere on April 18.

[02/21/08 - 02:08 PM]
Stacy Keibler of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Will Guest Star on "October Road"
She'll play an ex-girlfriend of Geoff Stults's character on part one of the show's two-hour season finale next month.

[02/21/08 - 02:07 PM]
Bad Girls, Great Ratings!
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/21/08 - 02:05 PM]
Last Chance Game for 'Deal Or No Deal'S' Million Dollar Mission This Monday February 25
Once more, the Million Dollar Mission reaches a thirteen case high when half the board is revealed to have thirteen one-million-dollar briefcases.

[02/21/08 - 12:09 PM]
The CW Network's Hit Dramality Series "America's Next Top Model" Holds Open Casting Calls for Cycle 11 in Cities Across the U.S.
Casting directors are looking for females, ages 18 to 27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes, sizes and with a minimum height requirement of 5'7" tall.

[02/21/08 - 12:08 PM]
Top Model Debut Styles Up Second Place in Key Demos Against Tough Reality Competition
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 20.

[02/21/08 - 12:06 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Visions for Tomorrow' Wants You to Make a Positive Impact on the Future
The network launches a new online poll, "Top Things To Read, Watch, See, and Do To Save The World."

[02/21/08 - 09:18 AM]
CBS Brings Programming from One of the Largest Television Libraries to the CBS Audience Network
The initial lineup includes full-length episodes of STAR TREK, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, MACGYVER, HAWAII FIVE-O and MELROSE PLACE, with more programs and clips to be added in the coming months.

[02/21/08 - 09:17 AM]
It's Showtime for Edie Falco Comedy
Falco will play "an indomitable nurse with a special calling who doesn't hesitate to challenge her superiors - and the often untenable status quo - by taking matters into her own hands in order to save lives."

[02/21/08 - 09:14 AM]
TBS Orders Eight More Episodes of Hit Late-Night Sketch Comedy Frank TV, Starring Frank Caliendo
The series is slated to return later this year.

[02/21/08 - 09:13 AM]
Acclaimed Comedy My Name Is Earl Comes to TBS March 3
Back-to-back episodes air Mondays at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning March 3.

[02/21/08 - 09:12 AM]
TBS Doubles Up on Live Comedy Events, Joining Forces with Just for Laughs for a Very Funny Festival in Chicago and with Aeg Live to Present the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas
"My first special, 'Ellen's Really Big Show,' turned out to be so big that TBS asked me to do another," DeGeneres said.

[02/21/08 - 09:09 AM]
Paula Abdul Unveils Music Video for Hit Single "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" on FOX.com
The video includes cameos by Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest.

[02/20/08 - 05:30 PM]
'Jim' to Finish Out Season for Abc
The Alphabet confirmed this week production will be completed on all 18 episodes ordered for the 2007-08 season.

[02/20/08 - 02:26 PM]
VH1 Launches 'VH1's the Track with Flavor Flav' - an Online Music Competition to Find Flav's Next Beat
One talented music producer will be given the chance to record and co-produce Flavor Flav's next single later this spring.

[02/20/08 - 02:22 PM]
'Knight Rider' Paces NBC's Week of FeB. 11-17, as the Network Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/08 - 02:15 PM]
Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans VS. Faves Continues Its Time Period Winning Streak
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/08 - 02:14 PM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 for the Ninth Time in Nine Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 17.

[02/20/08 - 02:11 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 11, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/08 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Announces the Return of Television's Biggest Hit Shows
Plus: "Lost" will move to a new time - Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c - beginning April 24.

[02/20/08 - 10:56 AM]
Kimora Lee Simmons Returns to the Style Network for New Season of "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane"
The second season of "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" premieres Sunday, April 20 at 8 PM ET/PT.

[02/20/08 - 10:53 AM]
The Big Bang Theory and "How I Met Your Mother" to Swap Time Periods
Both series will still return on Monday, March 17 as previously announced.

[02/20/08 - 10:51 AM]
It's Beauties VS. Geeks When the New Season of "Beauty and the Geek" Returns to the CW on March 11
Among the new challenges this season: the geeks will be in-studio guests with Dr. Drew on the nationally syndicated radio program "Loveline."

[02/20/08 - 10:49 AM]
USA Network Announces Seventh Season Pick-Up of the Award-Winning Original Series Monk
Season seven of the hit show will premiere the first half of the season in July and the second half in January 2009.

[02/20/08 - 10:48 AM]
TV Land's New Original Series, High School Reunion, Premieres on March 5, 2008
The six-episode series revolves around the reunion getaway for alums from JJ Pearce High, several of whom have not seen each other since graduating 20 years ago.

[02/19/08 - 10:36 PM]
MTV's "Human Giant" Returns for Season 2 Premiering Tuesday, March 11 at 11:00pm ET/PT
Guests this season include Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Will Arnett, David Cross, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Andy Samberg.

[02/19/08 - 04:04 PM]
Kathy Griffin Heads to Las Vegas to Host All-New Special for Tbs, World's Funniest Commercials: Hilarious Liaisons
The one-hour special, featuring more than 50 comedic ads centered on relationships, is set to premiere Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

[02/19/08 - 03:25 PM]
Streaming Video Goes Retro on NBC Universal's Entertainment Sites
NBC.com, SCIFI.com, ChillerTV.com and SleuthChannel.com will each offer streaming vintage television content beginning this month.

[02/19/08 - 03:23 PM]
Oxygen Airs "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" as Part of Black History Month Celebration
The film won the 1967 Oscar for best Writing Original Screenplay and garnered a Best Actress win for Katherine Hepburn.

[02/19/08 - 03:21 PM]
Mel B Joins "Access Hollywood" as Guest Correspondent Covering the New Season of "Dancing with the Stars"
"'Access Hollywood' has a fun energy that I am excited to be a part of," says Mel B.

[02/19/08 - 02:20 PM]
Oscar(R).com Kicks Off the 80th Annual Academy Awards(R) with Exclusive "Sneak Peek" Oscar Coverage and More Video Than Ever Before
Said coverage includes "Road to the Oscars," hosted by Antonio Sabato Jr., an eight-episode series updated daily.

[02/19/08 - 02:19 PM]
ABC Entertainment and TV Guide Announce Unique Promotional Insert for "Oprah's Big Give"
Copies of the February 25 issue will be polybagged with an ABC-branded packet of tissues.

[02/19/08 - 02:17 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast Its Third Consecutive Post-Academy Awards(R) Special, Sunday, February 24 on Abc
Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart and Mary J. Blige will all make appearances on the show's live broadcast.

[02/19/08 - 01:27 PM]
FOX Returns Series to Production
FOX confirms our report from earlier today, including a round-up of return dates for each series.

[02/19/08 - 11:25 AM]
FOX Overhauls Spring Lineup: New 'House' to Anchor Mondays
FOX has overhauled its spring lineup as new episodes of "House," "Bones," "'Til Death" and "Back to You" will join its schedule in April.

[02/19/08 - 09:57 AM]
NBC Universal Announces New Client-Centric Approach to Upfront
As part of the new selling process, NBC Entertainment will take the unprecedented step of unveiling a full, 52-week primetime programming schedule in early April.

[02/19/08 - 09:18 AM]
The Verdict's In: "Boston Legal," from David E. Kelley Productions & Twentieth Television, to Join Ion Television's Primetime Lineup
"'Boston Legal' will be to ION Television what Denny Crane is to Crane, Poole & Schmidt - bold, outrageous and positively entertaining," said ION chief Brandon Burgess.

[02/19/08 - 09:17 AM]
TV Guide Network Set to Premiere Its Highest Rated Series, 'Idol Tonight' for Season Three
Kimberly Caldwell ("Idol" season two finalist), Justin Guarini ("Idol" season one runner-up) and Rosanna Tavarez (winner of "Popstars") all host the series.

[02/19/08 - 09:14 AM]
BET Recognizes the Achievements of Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Richard Parsons, the Honorable Maxine Waters, DR. Cornel West and Ceo Janice Bryant Howroyd at 'The BET Honors'
Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Gladys Knight, Wyclef Jean, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, Ne-Yo, Raheem DeVaughn, Blair Underwood, Danny Glover, Kerry Washington, Idris Elba, Hill Harper and Vivica A. Fox all joined host Cedric "The Entertainer" at the event.

[02/19/08 - 09:13 AM]
Reelzchannel TV Network Acquires Exclusive Post-Syndication Cable Network Television Rights to 'At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper'
"Ebert & Roeper" will join its programming lineup beginning Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT.

[02/19/08 - 09:12 AM]
Country Music's Biggest Stars Scheduled to Appear at the "2008 CMT Music Awards" Premiering Monday, April 14
Tickets to the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS at The Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville go on sale Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m., CT.







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"With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Falchuk] and Tim [Minear] have done it again," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

[01/16/18 - 01:21 PM]
Velocity's Barrett-Jackson Live Hits the Gas for a Supercharged Saturday
One of the biggest annual automotive events in America, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, features thousands of bidders, leading athletes and celebrities and dedicated collectors all vying for their next one-of-a-kind ride.

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
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[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Schedules Three-Hour "Billboard Music Awards" to Air Live Coast to Coast on Sunday, May 20 at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
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[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
Nickelodeon's Viral Sports Clip Series "Crashletes" Returns for an Epic Third Season, Premiering Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT) in TeenNick's NickSports Block
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[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event.

[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
PBS Announces "Native America," New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018
Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces "#MeToo, Now What?" (w.t.) New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018
Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, hosts the series, premiering Friday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Announces Key Authors, Celebrities and Notable Figures in the Entertainment, Sports, News and Literary Worlds Lending Their Voices to "The Great American Read"
The series launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Acquires US Broadcast and Digital Rights to Season Two of "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty"
In season two, international supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas.

[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Season Three of the Critically Acclaimed International Hit Drama Series "Versailles"
Since its debut on Ovation in the fall of 2016, the series has been a remarkable success for the network, both on air and across its social networks.

[01/16/18 - 09:06 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Art of Wine with Acquisition of "The Wine Show" Season One
Starring Matthew Goode and his good friend Matthew Rhys, "The Wine Show" take viewers on a fresh, accessible and thoroughly entertaining new journey into wine.

[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
Raelle Tucker and Scott Winant to Collaborate with Blumhouse Television to Produce Scripted Drama Series for Facebook Watch
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[01/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
New Action-Packed Series "Fly Guys" Set to Debut on Facebook's Watch
The non-scripted series will follow an all-star crew of Europe's most talented acrobats and professional stunt performers.

[01/16/18 - 08:36 AM]
Bear Grylls Invites the Facebook Watch Community to "Face the Wild" with New Electus/BGV-Produced Adventure Docu-Series Launching March 21
Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild.