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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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A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
The iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y.

[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
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Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
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[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
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Tickets to the show go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10AM ET.

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
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[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
Syfy Picks Up Image's Killer High School Comic "Deadly Class" to Series
The story is set in the counter-culture of the late 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who is recruited into an elite private school filled with the children of crime families and affluent criminals.