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[03/14/08 - 08:02 PM]
Development Update: March 13-14
Updates include: The CW eyes a contemporary spin-off of FOX's "Beverly Hills, 90210"; good news for the creators of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"; and more pilots make the cut.

[03/14/08 - 02:01 PM]
CBS Markets "All Gnu" Ad Promo Campaign for the Return of Monday Comedies
"We also believe this is the first use of a wildebeest in network promotion," said the network's George Schweitzer.

[03/14/08 - 01:59 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 13, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 13.

[03/14/08 - 01:58 PM]
ABC.com Launches All-New Online Features for "Dancing with the Stars" in Conjunction with the Season Six Premiere
Now viewers can show off their dance moves by uploading their own videos in the Fan Spotlight Dances UGV (user generated video) section.

[03/14/08 - 01:57 PM]
USA Network Character of the Month for March 2008: James Mcavoy
McAvoy will be featured in 30-second spots throughout the month of March presented by Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

[03/14/08 - 01:56 PM]
Bravo Honored with Three Awards for Multiplatform and Interactive Contributions
Said honors came from the Eighth Annual Weblog Awards and 5th Annual ITVT Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television.

[03/14/08 - 10:31 AM]
Paris Hilton Wants You as Her New Bff! MTV Greenlights "Paris Hilton's My New Bff (Working Title)"
Production is slated to begin in Los Angeles at the end of May for a fourth quarter premiere.

[03/14/08 - 09:21 AM]
Tapout Named Official Apparel Sponsor for Season Seven of Spike TV's Hit Series, 'The Ultimate Fighter'
TapouT will receive exclusive apparel integration throughout all 12 episodes of season seven, which premieres on Wednesday, April 2 at 10:00 pm ET/PT.

[03/14/08 - 09:20 AM]
America's Beloved Brother & Sister Duo, Donny and Marie Osmond, to Host the 2008 Miss Usa(R) Pageant Telecast Live on NBC from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on April 11
This is the first time since 2000 that the Osmond brother-sister duo has hosted a primetime special together and the third time that they're hosting a pageant together.

[03/14/08 - 09:18 AM]
The Cw, Warner BroS. Television Group and Stride Gum Offer Fans the Opportunity to Create Their Own "Smallville" Digital Comic Book
The online promotion kicked off on Thursday, March 13, in conjunction with that night's episode of "Smallville."

[03/13/08 - 04:04 PM]
Stars of "Battlestar Galactica" Will Present the Top Ten List on the Late Show with David Letterman, Wednesday, March 19
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless are among those set to appear.

[03/13/08 - 03:58 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: Chicago" Fourth Season Premiere Up 11%, Firing Up More Than Two Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 12.

[03/13/08 - 03:50 PM]
Duel, the Adrenaline-Filled, Head-To-Head Competition Game Show, Returns to ABC in a Revamped Format, Friday, April 4
The Alphabet confirms our exclusive report from Monday about the series' return.

[03/13/08 - 03:13 PM]
MTV's "Making the Band 4" Season Finale to Feature Performances of Highly Anticipated New Singles on Sunday, March 23rd at 8pm ET/PT and of Course, No "Bitch-A$$ness" Will Be Allowed!
Plus: MTV spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/13/08 - 03:12 PM]
Amis Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the Cw
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[03/13/08 - 03:10 PM]
Big Brother Houseguests Vote to Evict James, But in a Surprise Twist He Re-Enters the Game
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[03/13/08 - 12:46 PM]
BET's 'College Hill' Is Back and Better Than Ever with a Record-Breaking Fifth Season Premiere
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 11.

[03/13/08 - 10:23 AM]
Nickelodeon's First Original Family Primetime Movie, Gym Teacher: The Movie, Starring Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) and Nathan Kress (Icarly), to Premiere This August
Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier and Bruce Jenner also star.

[03/13/08 - 10:22 AM]
Nickelodeon Downloads Its New Directions, New Content to Advertising Community in 2008 Upfront Presentation
"The strength of the Nickelodeon brand comes from how we embrace everything important to kids, and how we are with them virtually everywhere they want us to be," said Nick's Cyma Zarghami.

[03/13/08 - 10:20 AM]
Nickelodeon Launches the Big Green Help - an Environmental Pro-Social Initiative for Kids This April
The centerpiece of "The Big Green Help" will be the first-ever global multiplayer online green game for kids.

[03/13/08 - 10:19 AM]
Nickelodeon Picks-Up Returning Animated Hits Including Seventh Seasons of Spongebob Squarepants and the Fairly Oddparents, Plus More Episodes of New Nicktoon Back at the Barnyard and the Preschool Favorite the Backyardigans
"Our key animated properties continue to be innovative and fresh and feature characters that our viewers have grown to love and really connect with," said the network's Brown Johnson.

[03/12/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Hernandez Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/12/08 - 05:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 12
Updates include: Thom Beers brings the "X-Terminators" to Discovery; TLC to celebrate the launch of Discovery PlanetGreen with "green"-themed episodes; plus NBC and Warner Bros. Television begin talks to renew "ER."

[03/12/08 - 03:10 PM]
Can't Wait for the '24' Season Premiere? "The Rookie" Offers Exciting New Content Now
Set within the "24" universe, "The Rookie" is a series of digital shorts that chronicles the further adventures of CTU agent Jason Blaine.

[03/12/08 - 03:05 PM]
Erik Palladino, David Moscow and Michael Madsen Star in Spike Original Movie 'Crash & Burn' Premiering Sunday, March 30 at 10 PM
Spike TV's original "Spike Guy Movies" average nearly 1.5 million viewers each month.

[03/12/08 - 03:03 PM]
Award-Winning Illustrator Steven Parke Creates Comic Renderings for Soundtrack to NBC's Hit Series "Heroes"
In addition, the "Heroes" soundtrack also features some of artist Tim Sale's images that were seen in the second season of the hit series.

[03/12/08 - 10:58 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Presents the Future of Comedy with Its 2008-2009 Talent and Development Slate
Offerings include projects from Snoop Dogg, Andy Richter, David Alan Grier, Michael Ian Black And Michael Showalter, Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh, Bobby Lee and Opie & Anthony.

[03/12/08 - 10:57 AM]
Mariah Carey Is Musical Guest on March 15 Episode of "Saturday Night Live"
She'll make her first appearance on "SNL" in over ten years, taking over for the previously announced Janet Jackson.

[03/12/08 - 10:45 AM]
Oxygen Teams Up with Sports Legend for New Reality Series "Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love"
The eight-episode reality series premieres Tuesday, April 15 at 10:30/9:30c.

[03/12/08 - 10:30 AM]
Reelzchannel TV Network Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Animated Comedy Series "The Critic"
The series will join its lineup with a special eight-hour marathon preview Sunday, March 16 beginning at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT.

[03/12/08 - 05:01 AM]
HulU.com Opens to Public, Offers Free Streams of Hit TV Shows, Movies and Clips from More Than 50 Providers Including Fox, NBC Universal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios InC. and Sony Pictures Television
On Hulu.com, consumers can enjoy one of the largest selections of legal, free videos from more than 50 top broadcast networks, cable networks, movie studios and web-centric content providers.

[03/12/08 - 01:02 AM]
American Idol Hosts Two-Night Finale Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Tuesday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 21, on Fox
NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE hosts more than 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches annually.

[03/12/08 - 01:00 AM]
Fifteen Aspiring Chefs Enter the Fire on the Season Premiere of "Hell's Kitchen" Tuesday, April 1, on Fox
The winner will be named executive chef at Ramsay's new restaurant, "The London West Hollywood," which is scheduled to open in summer 2008.

[03/11/08 - 06:24 PM]
'VH1 Classic Presents: Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later'
The one-hour special incorporates concert highlights from the Phoenix Rising! Musicians United to Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire on February 25.

[03/11/08 - 06:23 PM]
CMT's New Series "Gone Country" Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Series in History
CMT spins the numbers for Friday, March 7.

[03/11/08 - 06:23 PM]
Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Have a New Home at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Starting with 60th Annual Primetime Emmys Airing Sunday, September 21 on Abc
Financial terms of a ten-year agreement were not disclosed.

[03/11/08 - 05:37 PM]
Development Update: March 10-11
Updates include: Josh Cooke, Erinn Hayes and Marley Shelton land CBS pilots; Nick Lachey plans a "Fame"-esque reality series for MTV; and Ari Schlossberg sets up "Harper's Island" at CBS.

[03/11/08 - 01:11 PM]
InspiratioN. AspiratioN. Music NatioN.
MTV orders "Celebrity Music Mentor Project," in which "viewers will help pair up 8 MTV music celebrity mentors with 8 amateur protégés who will compete to become pop stars."

[03/11/08 - 01:08 PM]
America Has VoteD... "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Hip Hops to Second Season Pickup on MTV
Look for the show's second season to roll out this summer.

[03/11/08 - 01:03 PM]
NBC Teams Up with Lisa Kudrow and Wall to Wall Productions for 'Who Do You Think You Are?' -- New Alternative Series That Traces Celebrity Family Trees Revealing Personal Stories Behind the Shaping of America's History
"The show's combination of wonderful storytelling and powerful emotion has made it a break-out hit with British viewers and we're sure American audiences will love it too," said creator Alex Graham.

[03/11/08 - 01:01 PM]
Is Music in the Genes?? Find Out as the Offspring of Legendary Music Icons Face Off in MTV's "Rock the Cradle" Premiering Thursday, April 3rd at 10pm ET/PT
Among the celebrity parents: Bobby Brown, MC Hammer, Tom Johnston, Olivia Newton John, Kenny Loggins, Eddie Money, Dee Snider, Al B Sure and Joe Walsh.

[03/11/08 - 11:21 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 3, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/11/08 - 11:07 AM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of March 3-9
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/11/08 - 10:10 AM]
The Price Is Right Wins Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos for the Third Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/11/08 - 10:09 AM]
CBS Sports to Broadcast 27th Consecutive Ncaa Division I Men's Basketball Championship Beginning with First-Round Action on Thursday, March 20
Exclusive live, network coverage begins on Thursday, March 20 and concludes on Monday, April 7.

[03/11/08 - 10:07 AM]
Limelife and NBC Universal Partner to Launch New Mobile Game -- 'Law & Order: Celebrity Betrayal' -- Based on the Long-Running Crime Drama 'Law & Order'
The game will be available for a one-time download charge of $6.99 or $2.99 monthly subscription fee (where available) on most major U.S. carriers.

[03/11/08 - 10:05 AM]
NBC Promotes Libby Hansen to Senior Vice President, Alternative Series & Specials, Nbc
Previously, Hansen served as Vice President, Alternative Series & Specials, NBC and USA Network, since 2006.

[03/11/08 - 10:04 AM]
Sex Workers Or Victims? Oxygen's Who Cares About Girls Documentary Series Hosted by Lisa Ling Explores American Girls in the Sex Trade Industry
The third installment of the network's "Who Cares About Girls" documentary series will premiere on Sunday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/11/08 - 10:03 AM]
'Celebrity Rehab with DR. Drew: The Reunion' Premieres Thursday, March 13 at 10 PM ET/PT
Drew will reveal who has relapsed, who has stayed sober and who is back in rehab.

[03/11/08 - 10:02 AM]
BET Slams Into the Arena of Mixed Martial Arts with New Original Series 'Iron Ring' Premiering Tuesday, March 18 at 11 P.M. ET/PT
The 13-episode series features teams led by Floyd Mayweather, Ludacris, Nelly, T.I., Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Lil Jon.







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[01/29/15 - 04:13 PM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:15 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:03 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 07:17 AM]
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The network announced open casting calls in cities across the country for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series starting on February 3.

[01/29/15 - 06:48 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 06:46 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 06:07 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 05:01 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 05:00 AM]
NBC's "The Blacklist" Launches "Red Is on the Run to Thursdays" Scavenger Hunt in 25 Cities
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