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[03/28/08 - 06:54 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 28
Update include: Sara Rue, Simon Baker and Ian McShane all land pilots; ABC adds five projects to its pilot roster; and Jason Bateman to direct FOX's "The Inn."

[03/28/08 - 01:31 PM]
Showtime Launches Unprecedented Multiplatform Campaign for 'The Tudors'
The first episode of the second season will be available through the CBS Audience Network and in addition, can be seen on such sites as Yahoo, Amazon Unbox, NetFlix and MSN.

[03/28/08 - 11:13 AM]
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale Is Thursday's #1 Show in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Currently Pacing NBC to a Thursday Win in Both Categories
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 27.

[03/28/08 - 10:25 AM]
The CW's New Horror/Reality Series "13" Begins Casting Around the U.S. on March 31
The winner of "television's first scary competition reality show" will win a grand prize of $66,666.

[03/28/08 - 12:19 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: AMC's "Mad Men"

[03/27/08 - 04:54 PM]
Exxonmobil and News Corporation Lead Corporate Sponsors with Major Charitable Donations to "Idol Gives Back" Airing Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
The event will benefit six charities: Children's Defense Fund, The Children's Health Fund, The Global Fund, Make It Right, Malaria No More and Save the Children's U.S. Programs.

[03/27/08 - 04:53 PM]
Oxygen Celebrates Its Most Successful Quarter Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/27/08 - 04:52 PM]
Bravo Posts Best Quarter Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/27/08 - 04:28 PM]
Do Southern Belles Still Exist? Can Fashion Week Cause Mental Breakdowns? What's It Like to Live with Peer Pressure? Find Out When MTV Kicks Off an Afternoon Marathon with Brand New "True Life" Episodes on April 5th at 2pm ET/PT
The afternoon kicks off with three compelling new episodes "I'm Going To Fashion Week," "I'm Under Peer Pressure" and "I'm a Southern Belle."

[03/27/08 - 04:09 PM]
TV Land's "High School Reunion" Scores Strongest Ratings to Date
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 26.

[03/27/08 - 04:03 PM]
Aimee Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[03/27/08 - 04:03 PM]
Big Brother Houseguests Boot Chelsia from the Game
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[03/27/08 - 11:42 AM]
MTV Networks to Host Upfront Event
The event will be held on May 8th at Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York City, and include special guests and a surprise musical performance.

[03/27/08 - 11:42 AM]
Project Runway's Nina Garcia and 4th Season Winner Christian Siriano to Guest Star on ABC "Ugly Betty" Episode Airing in May
Garcia and Siriano will film their scenes in early April and the episode will air in May sweeps on ABC.

[03/27/08 - 11:05 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 27
Updates include: "Dollhouse" adds quartet; Elisha Cuthbert to topline "NY-LON" for CBS; and ABC adds two pilots.

[03/27/08 - 11:02 AM]
NBC to Premiere New Adrenaline-Filled Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fight Series 'Strikeforce on NBC' April 12
"Strikeforce on NBC" will premiere the night of April 12 from 2-2:30 a.m. ET on NBC.

[03/27/08 - 10:21 AM]
Multi-Emmy Award-Winning and Recent Oscar Nominated Actor Hal Holbrook Makes a Special Guest-Starring Appearance on NBC's 'Er,' Thursday, April 24 (10:00 PM ET/PT)
He'll play Walter Perkins, a terminal cancer patient who impacts the life of Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic).

[03/27/08 - 10:20 AM]
MTV Celebrates the Most Influential Music Television Series of All Time
MTV is celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Yo! MTV Raps" with a month-long campaign starting April 1st.

[03/27/08 - 10:19 AM]
Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forest Whitaker, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Connolly, Eliott Yamin, Fantasia and Amy Adams to Appear on "Idol Gives Back" Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
They'll join Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, Heart and Gloria Estefan.

[03/27/08 - 12:52 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: "The X-Files" Reunion

[03/26/08 - 10:00 PM]
Chikezie Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/26/08 - 05:22 PM]
Characters Unite to Fight Racism and Intolerance at USA Network
The multi-platform initiative will "provide network viewers and clients with innovative ways to fight prejudice and to promote diversity."

[03/26/08 - 05:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 26
Updates include: NBC wants to bring "Family Feud" to primetime; ABC puts two more pilots in the mix; and MTV to bring "Ladette to Lady" to the U.S.

[03/26/08 - 05:21 PM]
Monk Hits Milestone as Everyone's Favorite Obsessive-Compulsive Detective Solves 100th Case This Summer
The landmark episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9/8c.

[03/26/08 - 05:18 PM]
USA Network Starts Summer Off with a Bang and Continues with Year-Round Originals in Fall 2008 with the Starter Wife
Plus: "Monk," "Psych," "The Starter Wife" and "Burn Notice" all get return dates.

[03/26/08 - 05:16 PM]
USA Network's New Original Series in Plain Sight Comes Into View on Sunday, June 8 with Limited Commercial Interruptions Presented by Procter & Gamble
The series will premiere with a 76-minute episode with limited commercial interruptions, followed by eleven one-hour episodes.

[03/26/08 - 03:59 PM]
Adventurer Bear Grylls Returns to Discovery Channel with All-New Episodes of Man VS. Wild Beginning May 2
The new episodes will take Bear "through some of the harshest conditions on Earth as he parachutes into the frigid Siberian Tundra, braves flash floods in Southern Africa and journeys through Indonesia's highly erratic 'Ring of Fire.'"

[03/26/08 - 03:58 PM]
Blake Shelton Hosts the "2008 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Special" Premiering Saturday, April 5
"When CMT asked me to host [the special], I gladly accepted, but what I didn't know was they wanted my input on how to run the whole dang Awards Show," said Shelton.

[03/26/08 - 02:10 PM]
BBC America Premieres Romantic Sitcom Not Going Out
"The Sketch Show" alums Lee Mack and Tim Vine star in the series, which bows Friday, May 2.

[03/26/08 - 02:09 PM]
Justin Timberlake to Host the 2008 Espys
The show's 16th annual telecast is set for Sunday, July 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/26/08 - 12:23 PM]
USA Network Unveils the Power of Brandwidth
USA is encouraging advertisers to leverage its "brandwidth" by partnering on innovative and customized character-focused opportunities.

[03/26/08 - 12:20 PM]
USA Network Announces Slate of Ambitious 'Character' - Driven Projects for 2008-09
A slate of four new pilot scripts, ROYAL PAINS, WHITE COLLAR, SHIRLEYVILLE and THE NANNY FILES were announced today.

[03/26/08 - 12:19 PM]
Building on Early Success, USA to Expand Its Casual Gaming Site
The new features include 20+ new games, enhanced ad offerings, community features and an affinity program.

[03/26/08 - 12:18 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 25.

[03/26/08 - 12:17 PM]
On Air, on the Go & Online, MTV Is on Fire!
MTV spins the numbers for "The Hills," "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew," "Making the Band 4" and "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III."

[03/26/08 - 12:15 PM]
28 Million Votes and Counting for MTV's Smash Hit 'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew'
Plus: The exciting finale will also welcome back and showcase the performances of all crews from the entire season.

[03/26/08 - 12:14 PM]
Grammy Award Nominated Artist, Snoop Dogg Goes 'Ego Trippin'' for VH1 Storytellers
Additionally, two exclusive songs that won't be seen in the televised broadcast and one sneak peek from the concert will be available online starting Friday, March 28.

[03/26/08 - 12:13 PM]
TBS Scores Ad-Supported Cables Best-Ever First-Quarter Delivery of Adults 18-34 in Primetime; TBS Beats Traditional Young-Adult Programmers MTV and the Cw
Turner spins the first quarter numbers for TBS, TNT and truTV.

[03/26/08 - 10:28 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Two New Series
"David Alan Grier's Chocolate News" is due in the first quarter of next year while "Reality Bites" will roll out this summer.

[03/26/08 - 09:17 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires 99-Picture Slate of Classic Family Disney Movies from Disney-ABC Domestic Television
The newly acquired movies will play on Hallmark Channel and on its sibling channel, Hallmark Movie Channel.

[03/26/08 - 09:16 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires Classic Hit Series 'The Golden Girls' from Disney-ABC Domestic Television
The series will join the popular acquisitions including "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Little House on the Prairie," "M*A*S*H" and "Murder, She Wrote."

[03/26/08 - 09:15 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Production Slate of Original Movies for 2008
Among the stars featured: Jacqueline Bisset, Dean Cain, Mark Consuelos, Bob Newhart, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Seymour.

[03/26/08 - 09:06 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Launches in Hd April 2 with Major Event to Answer Question: 'Will It Play in Peoria?'
The event will include a screening of "The Magic of Ordinary Days," a replication of the sets from "Son of the Dragon" and a visit from Emmy nominee David Carradine.

[03/26/08 - 12:41 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money"

[03/25/08 - 05:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 25
Updates include: G4 finally gives "Spaceballs: The Animated Series" a premiere date; CBS adds two comedies to its pilot roster; and Diane Farr to exit "NUMB3RS."

[03/25/08 - 03:56 PM]
MTV's "Making the Band 4" Sweeps the Nation! New Season Greenlit for Summer '08
The news marks the show's 12th installment to date.

[03/25/08 - 03:53 PM]
MTV's Creative Democracy Unveils New Experimental & Inventive Short Form Ideas That Play on Every Screen
These projects include the web-based comedy series "North Palm Wrestling" which will make its on-air debut March 25th at 11:30pm ET/PT.

[03/25/08 - 03:33 PM]
Green Fights Mean a Sleepy Fishing Village Gets a Rude Awakening When a Cutthroat Developer Brings Hundreds of Man-Eating Sharks to Town
John Schneider, Daryl Hannah, Armand Assante and F. Murray Abraham all star in the film, which airs Sunday, May 25.

[03/25/08 - 01:00 PM]
Who's Next for "VH1 Rock Honors"
The cable channel's The Who salute will air Thursday, July 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/25/08 - 12:59 PM]
Bonnie Hammer Signs New Multiyear Deal with NBC Universal
"Bonnie is one of the most talented executives in the industry, with an amazing track record of success," said Jeff Gaspin.







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