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[03/03/08 - 06:01 PM]
ESPN Films Established
ESPN will invite 30 filmmakers to each tell a sports-themed story for its "30/30" initiative.

[03/03/08 - 06:00 PM]
Torture! Slander! Starvation! "Kenny VS. Spenny" Is Back on Comedy Central(R) with All New Episodes Debuting Sunday, March 16 at 11:30 P.M.
Upcoming episodes include "Who Can Produce the Best Viral Video?," "Who Do Gay Guys Like More?" and "First Guy to Stop Singing Loses."

[03/03/08 - 05:59 PM]
Additional Ticket Opportunities for the "2008 CMT Music Awards" Available Monday, March 3
Additional ticket packages will be available via an online auction from CMT's pro-social initiative, CMT ONE COUNTRY.

[03/03/08 - 05:58 PM]
CMT's Hit Series "Gone Country" Finale Airing This Friday, March 7
Host John Rich will crown a winner from Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider, Diana DeGarmo, Julio Iglesias Jr., Maureen McCormick and Sisqó.

[03/03/08 - 04:02 PM]
March Mania Hits BET with the Premiere of New Original and Returning Series and Specials
The cable channel will roll out two new original series, two reunion specials and more this month.

[03/03/08 - 04:01 PM]
Doritos and MTV Announce Casting Call for Spicy Girls and Sweet Guys for New Reality Dating Series
The semi-finalists will be chronicled in an on-air micro-series premiering on April 18, and the winning couple will be featured in a national commercial.

[03/03/08 - 03:59 PM]
NBC Continues Its Search for the Next 'Nashville Star' Beginning March 8; Singer Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus Has Been Tapped to Host
"Star," which has wrapped up its regional search, will now move on to the final four national calls.

[03/03/08 - 03:56 PM]
Exclusive Props and Memorabilia from NBC's Hottest Shows to Be Featured in Live Online Auction
The live online auction includes items from "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "Law & Order," "Heroes," "30 Rock," and "Friday Night Lights."

[03/03/08 - 03:47 PM]
Emmy-Award Winning Special "Idol Gives Back" Returns Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
This year's event will feature Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend and Snoop Dogg.

[03/03/08 - 02:02 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, March 2, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/08 - 12:25 PM]
The CW Announces Early Pickups of Series
"Gossip Girl," "One Tree Hill," "Smallville," "Supernatural," "Everybody Hates Chris" and "America's Next Top Model" will all return next season.

[03/03/08 - 11:50 AM]
Jeff Daniels and Marlee Matlin Star in "Sweet Nothing in My Ear," a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation to Be Broadcast Sunday, April 20 on the CBS Television Network
The original movie revolves around a married couple dealing with separate realities when their only child loses his ability to hear.

[03/03/08 - 11:48 AM]
Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action (Tna) Wrestling Take 'Tna Impact!' Live for the First Time
Said broadcast will air on Thursday, March 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) from Universal Studios Orlando.

[03/03/08 - 11:34 AM]
Lifetime Television's "Your Mama Don't Dance" Kicks Up Ratings Heels in Series Premiere with Double-Digit Growth in W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54 Powered by 1.6 Million Total Viewers
Lifetime spins the numbers for Friday, February 29.

[03/03/08 - 09:14 AM]
Noted Directors John Landis, Darren Bousman, Ronny Yu Signed to Direct 'Fear Itself,' NBC's Upcoming New Suspense and Horror Anthology Series from Lionsgate and Industry Entertainment
Plus: Brandon Routh, Shiri Appleby, Elisabeth Moss, Cynthia Watros, Eric Roberts and John Billingsley sign on to appear in the anthology series.

[03/03/08 - 09:12 AM]
TruTV Unveils Dynamic Programming Slate of Insightful, High-Impact "Actuality" Series
Among the projects greenlit to series: BLACK GOLD, which delves into the dangerous world of oil drilling; and MAN VS. CARTOON, with a team of experts putting Wile E. Coyote's gadgets and schemes to real-world tests.

[03/03/08 - 09:09 AM]
TNT Plans Dramatic Increase in Original Programming, Setting the Stage for a Major Primetime Shift
14 series in the works include efforts from Ridley Scott, Mark Burnett, Steven Bochco, Robert Redford and John Sacret Young.

[03/03/08 - 09:07 AM]
Top-Rated TBS Builds on Success with a Development Slate of Primetime Sitcoms and Late-Night Projects
Slate features projects from Robert Townsend, Elaine Pope, Betty Thomas, Dave Caplan, The Jim Henson Company, Mark Wolper and Brian Hargrove.

[03/03/08 - 09:06 AM]
Turner Entertainment Networks to Unveil Aggressive Programming Slates During Broadcast Upfronts
On May 14 at 9:30 a.m., the company will stage its annual programming presentation for advertisers, making a pitch during the same week as broadcasters.

[03/03/08 - 09:04 AM]
Experience High School All Over Again with TVlanD.com's 'Digital Yearbook' in Support of Network's New Original Series, High School Reunion
Plus: after the series on-air run, TVLAND.COM will offer seven original mini-sodes shot on location in Dallas chronicling the cast's actual high school reunion.

[03/03/08 - 09:03 AM]
Award-Winning Series Everybody Hates Chris to Join Nick at Nite's Line-Up, Fall 2009
The deal with CBS Television Distribution includes a four-year license period for a minimum of four seasons (80 episodes).

[02/29/08 - 03:45 PM]
USA Network Reclaims Sunday Nights This Summer with New Original Series 'In Plain Sight' and All-New Episodes of Returning Favorite 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'
"In Plain Sight," originally set to launch on April 24, will now bow on Sunday, June 8 after the return of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

[02/29/08 - 11:19 AM]
Off-Network Value May Save ABC's 'Jim,' NBC's 'Scrubs'
NBC's "Scrubs" may live on after all, just not on NBC.

[02/28/08 - 09:00 PM]
Robbie Carrico, Alexandréa Lushington, Alaina Whitaker and Jason Yeager Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[02/28/08 - 04:20 PM]
Universal Hd Is High Impact Television with Notable Films Throughout the Month of March
"This March, our viewers will see some of the greatest films as they've never seen them before - in 1080i high definition," said NBC Universal Cale's Dan Harrison.

[02/28/08 - 04:17 PM]
Sleuth Network Delivers A-List Femme Fatales and Double Features in March
Additionally this March, Sleuth gives viewers the fourth seasons of two favorite shows: "Magnum, P.I." and "Profiler."

[02/28/08 - 04:15 PM]
Gaining Steam, "Top Model" Struts to Second in Adults 18-34 and Women Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 27.

[02/28/08 - 04:12 PM]
March Marks Chiller's One Year Anniversary
"Strange World," "Freakylinks" and "The Others" are among the network's highlights for the month.

[02/28/08 - 04:11 PM]
Chiller Brings Back 'Dare to Direct' Contest for 2008
The "Dare to Direct Contest" challenges fans to get creative and compete for great prizes and a chance to be featured on "Chiller's Dare to Direct Film Festival."

[02/28/08 - 04:10 PM]
Big Brother Houseguests Send Alex and Amanda Packing!
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[02/28/08 - 03:58 PM]
Development Update: February 26-28
Updates include: NBC's "The Real Wedding Crashers" and ABC's "Day Break" find off-network homes; CBS greenlights three drama pilots; and Tyra Banks will team with Ashton Kutcher for a new ABC series.

[02/28/08 - 03:30 PM]
MTV's "Made" Goes Where It Has Never Gone Before
The series will wrap its eighth season with three new episodes premiering on Saturday, March 8th from 10am - 1pm ET/PT.

[02/28/08 - 12:34 PM]
ABC Announces Early Pick-Ups of Alternative Series for 2008-2009 Season
"America's Funniest Home Videos," "Dancing with the Stars," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Supernanny" and "Wife Swap" will all return next season.

[02/28/08 - 11:43 AM]
A&E Network's Flip This House Returns for a 4th Season Introducing New Casts in Los Angeles and Atlanta
The new season premieres at a new time - 11:00/10:00c - on Saturday, March 15.

[02/28/08 - 11:15 AM]
Heroes Original Television Soundtrack Set for March 18 Release
In addition, "Heroes" executive producer/director Allan Arkush has crafted five unique music video podcasts that will be exclusively available for free download on Zune Marketplace.

[02/28/08 - 10:04 AM]
One and Out for NBC's 'Quarterlife'
After posting a 17-year low in the 10:00/9:00c hour for the network, it's one and out for NBC's online-turned-broadcast drama "quarterlife."

[02/28/08 - 09:37 AM]
The Disney-ABC Television Group Announces the Launch of Stage 9 Digital Media, an Experimental New Media Content Studio
Beginning today, the studio's first release, "Squeegees," is available exclusively on ABC.com and YouTube, with its initial run sponsored by Toyota.

[02/28/08 - 09:36 AM]
CBS and Proelite Join Forces to Bring Mixed Martial Arts to Primetime Broadcast Television
CBS will broadcast four MMA events per year, produced by ProElite's EliteXC fight division, as two-hour live primetime specials targeted for Saturday nights.

[02/28/08 - 09:35 AM]
Rip the Runway Rocks the World of Fashion with Hosts Nelly and Lauren London Along with Executive Producer and Master of Ceremonies Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs on Tuesday, March 4 @ 10 PM*
Expertly blending today's hottest performances with the latest in high-end urban fashion, this year's fashion show over delivers on its theme "Black Fashion. So Fly".

[02/28/08 - 09:34 AM]
The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search Is Back for a Third Season Premiering March 7 on Cmt
The tough-talking founder of the legendary New York City bar Coyote Ugly, Liliana Lovell, is on the hunt to fill the sixth and final spot in the Coyote Ugly traveling troupe.

[02/28/08 - 09:33 AM]
Rossi Morreale Named Host of "Can You Duet"
Premiering on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 p.m., ET/PT, CAN YOU DUET will seek to find the best country music duet in America.

[02/28/08 - 09:32 AM]
This Week's "The Bad Girls Club" Is Oxygen's Most-Watched Telecast Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 26.

[02/28/08 - 09:31 AM]
We TV's New Original Series Women Behind Bars Premieres Tuesday, March 4 at 9pm Et/8c
Also on tap: the basic cable network premiere of the feature film "Monster," the two-hour documentary "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer" and the third installment of the original special "Women on Death Row III."

[02/28/08 - 09:27 AM]
NBC Universal's "The More You Know" Launches a New Season of Public Service Announcements with an Expanded Commitment to Environmental Awareness
Mariska Hargitay, Tiki Barber, Jaime Pressly, Masi Oka, Josh Duhamel, Christopher Meloni, Molly Sims and Donald Faison are among the NBC stars participating in the 2008 campaign.

[02/28/08 - 12:31 AM]
Billy Ray Cyrus ('Hannah Montana') Announces on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' That He Is the New Host of NBC's 'Nashville Star'
Jewel and Cowboy Troy co-hosted the previous season on USA.

[02/27/08 - 05:03 PM]
The CW Adds Extra 'Chris' to Sunday Afternoon Lineup
Additional repeats will run at 5:00/4:00c starting March 16, replacing current occupant "Girlfriends."

[02/27/08 - 04:09 PM]
Starz Announces New Slate of Original Specials for 'Starz Inside' Series
The series premieres on April 22 at 10:00/9:00c with "Starz Inside: The Pixar Story - A Leslie Iwerks Film."

[02/27/08 - 04:07 PM]
Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side Ii Cast Members and Executive Producers to Participate in a Live Interactive Online Broadcast to Answer Incoming Questions from Fans, Thursday, FeB. 28 (5:00 Pm, Et; 2:00 Pm, Pt) on Veoh
The live streaming will feature interactive interviews with Ian Sander, Kim Moses, Mark Hapka, Lucas Alifano, Peter Douglas and Marie Westbrook.

[02/27/08 - 03:30 PM]
Twentieth Television Sells Family Focused Reality Series "Trading Spouses" and "Nanny 911" to Cmt
The unscripted series make their cable debut on CMT next week.

[02/27/08 - 03:27 PM]
ABC and "Oprah's Big Give" Give Affiliates a Million Dollars and Challenge Them to Give Big and Give Back to Their Communities by Handing Over Cold Hard Cash
Beginning March 2, participating affiliates will be given cash and asked to develop a concept that will transform that sum into even bigger bucks for their community.







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[10/16/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "The Final Table" - A Global Cooking Competition
The Netflix series features 12 teams of two chefs from around the world cooking the national dishes of Mexico, Spain, England, Brazil, France, Japan, the U.S., India and Italy.

[10/16/18 - 11:31 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz Join New Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Black Monday"
Julie Hagerty and Vanessa Bell Calloway are also on tap for the newcomer, premiering in January.

[10/16/18 - 11:11 AM]
Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Nominees Christina Ricci and Judith Light Star in "Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story" Premiering January 19
Ricci plays 19th century pioneering journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman who published under the name of Nellie Bly.

[10/16/18 - 10:35 AM]
Country Music Icon Martina McBride Entertains from the Kitchen on New Food Network Series "Martina's Table"
McBride is giving Food Network viewers a glimpse of how she entertains at home, sharing her recipes and cooking tips that make her the queen of the kitchen.

[10/16/18 - 10:24 AM]
Pierce Brosnan to Host 7th Annual "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony on Sunday, November 4 Live on National Geographic
Hosted by Brosnan, the program will include a tribute to the late, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March 2018.

[10/16/18 - 10:05 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Rights to "Travel Man" from All3Media International for Ovation TV, Ovation NOW, and Travel-Focused AVOD Service, JOURNY
Other titles for Ovation TV and Ovation NOW include "Stealing Van Gogh," "The KAWS Effect," and the arts-themed reality series "Fake or Fortune," "Antiques to the Rescue."

[10/16/18 - 09:18 AM]
Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Set as Series Regulars in "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
Fletcher and Bennett will portray "Dave Boy" and "Bazza," respectively; both are lifelong friends of Alfred's from their army days serving in the same corps.

[10/16/18 - 09:09 AM]
Ovation Locks in U.S. Broadcast and Digital Rights to Seven Arts & Culture Titles from Sky Vision
The series will air on Ovation's linear arts network Ovation TV, its digital platform Ovation NOW, and/or on the company's cultural-travel streaming service JOURNY.

[10/16/18 - 09:03 AM]
Netflix Original Series "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" Adds to the Vibrant and Diverse World of Modern-Day Barbary Lane
Paul Gross returns to reprise his role with additional series regulars Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia and May Hong.

[10/16/18 - 08:41 AM]
Animal Planet Launches New Global Brand Identity with Global Series Premiere of "Crikey! It's The Irwins" on October 28
The Animal Planet global brand identity will provide a multi-platform experience for every member of the family and begins as a phased rollout on October 28 in the U.S.

[10/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Once Again Tops Charts for NBC
The Peacock leads the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/16/18 - 08:03 AM]
Video: Featurette Debut - Inside the Bewitching World of Sabrina Spellman
The 10-episode Netflix original series premieres October 26.

[10/16/18 - 07:17 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football": 49ers-Packers Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 15.

[10/16/18 - 06:30 AM]
E! News Gets Candid and Unfiltered with All-New Topical Series "Nightly Pop" Premiering Every Monday Beginning October 29th at 10:30PM ET/PT, Immediately Following "Busy Tonight"
The half hour-long weekly series is hosted by E! personalities Morgan Stewart and Nina Parker, along with social influencer Hunter March.

[10/15/18 - 04:04 PM]
Netflix Orders New Series "Trinkets" Based on Young Adult Novel by Kirsten Smith
When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter's Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms.