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[04/16/08 - 10:00 PM]
Kristy Lee Cook Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/16/08 - 05:55 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 16
Updates include: ABC passes on its "Circus of the Stars" revival; Jennie Garth is no longer "My Best Friend's Girl" at CBS; and Jerry O'Connell heads to FOX's "The Inn."

[04/16/08 - 04:09 PM]
Ali Vincent Becomes First Female 'Biggest Loser' in the Series' Five-Season History When She Wins NBC's 'The Biggest Loser: Couples' - and $250,000 - at Last Night's Live Season Finale
Plus: NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 03:50 PM]
Bravo's "Real Housewives of Nyc" Sets Record Ratings with Finale in All Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 01:42 PM]
'The Biggest Loser 5' Scores Heavyweight Results Against Fierce Competition, Matching NBC's Top 18-49 Rating in Its Slot Since November 2005, Excluding Olympics
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 01:41 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 15, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 01:39 PM]
West Coast Open Call Details Announced for "High School Musical: Summer Session"
The west coast open casting call will be Sunday, April 27 at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

[04/16/08 - 08:55 AM]
CBS and Elitexc Announce Lineup for Inaugural Primetime Broadcast of "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights," May 31 on the CBS Television Network
"In terms of recognition and perception, I believe May 31 is the biggest and single most important MMA fight card ever," said EliteXC's Gary Shaw.

[04/16/08 - 08:53 AM]
Green Is Universal Celebrates Earth Day the Week of April 20th, with Over 100 Hours of Green-Themed Content, and Green Community Events Across the Country
In addition, the company announced "Green Weeks" for November 2008 and April 2009.

[04/16/08 - 08:52 AM]
Lifetime Networks Launches Lifetime Television Hd Channel
Lifetime Networks has signed deals with AT&T U-verseSM TV and Verizon FiOS TV to carry the new service.

[04/15/08 - 04:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 15
Updates include: "Arrested Development" alums reunite on FOX animated pilot; three pilots hit the skids; and the CW's "90210" revival adds some faces.

[04/15/08 - 04:06 PM]
Tougher in Alaska, a New Weekly Series on History, Premieres on Thursday, May 8 at 10 PM ET/PT
Host Geo Beach, who has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years, is "on a quest to find out what it really takes to survive and thrive in Alaska."

[04/15/08 - 04:05 PM]
America's Most Wanted All-Star Award Finalists Announced
Now, public voting is set to begin Thursday, April 17 to choose the Grand Prize Winner: the 2008 AMW All-Star.

[04/15/08 - 04:04 PM]
One Tree Hill Scores Near Season Highs in Key Demos in Move to Mondays
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/15/08 - 03:57 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Schedule Announced
NBC will open the season on Thursday, Sept. 4 with the Giants hosting their NFC East rival the Washington Redskins.

[04/15/08 - 03:55 PM]
NBC Promotes Terence Carter to Vice President, Drama Programming, NBC Entertainment
In his new position, Carter will manage both development and current series for the network.

[04/15/08 - 03:48 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Primetime Week of April 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/15/08 - 03:46 PM]
Sigma Delta Chi Award Caps a Banner Year for Major Awards Won by "60 Minutes"
The award goes to "Evidence of Injustice," broadcast on November 18, with a print version written by reporter John Solomon appearing in The Washington Post on the same day.

[04/15/08 - 03:43 PM]
Season Three of "Inturn," the Original Online Reality Show Returns for a Third Season on CBS.com, April 15
Internet users can watch a new episode of INTURN on CBS.com on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, running from April 15 through June 10.

[04/15/08 - 03:38 PM]
CBS's Scripted Series Remain Strong in Their First-Run Return
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/15/08 - 03:37 PM]
Rodney Atkins, Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Set to Perform on the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
The event honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent.

[04/15/08 - 03:34 PM]
CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/15/08 - 03:30 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/15/08 - 03:29 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 14, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/15/08 - 12:38 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - May 2008
Among the offerings: the season finale of "DEA" as well as the two-part special "1000 Ways to Die."

[04/15/08 - 11:35 AM]
ESPN's 2008 Monday Night Football Schedule
ESPN's schedule will feature 11 playoff teams from 2007, including both the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and AFC champion New England Patriots.

[04/15/08 - 09:49 AM]
FOX Unleashes a May Sweeps to Remember
(SPOILERS) Upcoming guest stars include Glenn Close, Lance Armstrong, Dave Navarro, Drew Carey, Jason Lewis, Valerie Harper, Johnny Knoxville, Dominic Monaghan, Amanda Bynes, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan O'Neal, Bret Michaels, Ed Helms and Raven Symoné.

[04/15/08 - 09:18 AM]
Celebrated Model and Design Aficionado India Hicks Named Host of the Second Season of 'Top Design'
Plus: Jonathan Adler will reprise his role as head judge along with Margaret Russell and Kelly Wearstler as series judges.

[04/15/08 - 08:40 AM]
BET Networks Announces Partnership with Microsoft to Offer Top-Rated BET Programming on Xbox 360 Through Xbox Live
Offerings include "College Hill," "Iron Ring," "American Gangster," "Hell Date" and "Comic View."

[04/15/08 - 06:08 AM]
Bravo Increases Programming Hours by 45%, Unveils New Slate Including 12 Returning Franchises and Four New Series and Specials
The network has announced a fourth night of programming on Monday night and unveiled a robust slate of 12 returning series.

[04/14/08 - 05:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 14
Updates include: Lifetime details its development slate; Frances Conroy and Christine Woods join CBS's "Journal"; and HBO to tackle the Walter Reed Hospital scandal.

[04/14/08 - 04:03 PM]
Good Friends and Good Times in the Windy City: TBS's Hit Original Series My Boys to Launch Second Season This Summer
MY BOYS is set to return for its second season in June.

[04/14/08 - 04:01 PM]
'The Biggest Loser' Meal Plan Now Available for Home Purchase
The plan, which was created in conjunction with Bistro MD, "has been carefully developed by doctors and experts who specialize in treating patients with weight disorders."

[04/14/08 - 03:58 PM]
Discovery Channel Presents Alaska Week April 20-26
The week's offerings include the new special EXPEDITION ALASKA as well as the series premiere of THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT.

[04/14/08 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Announces Special Two-Hour Finales of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost"
The "Grey's Anatomy" finale now airs Thursday, May 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) while the "Lost" finale is set for Thursday, May 29 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

[04/14/08 - 02:39 PM]
Music Is in the Air This Week on 'College Hill' and Mariah Carey Stops by to Share Notes from Her New Album, 'E=mc2'
On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. BET premieres MC2=THE RELATIVITY OF MARIAH, a 30-minute special showcasing Mariah's highly anticipated new CD "E=MC2."

[04/14/08 - 02:37 PM]
The Cw, Macy's and Warner BroS. Television Group Announce the Winners of the "One Tree Hill Casting Call" Offering the Ultimate Fan Weekend and a Walk-On Role to Eight Lucky Fans
Eight lucky fans will enjoy a walk-on role, attendance at star James Lafferty's Charity Basketball Game and an exclusive performance by singer/songwriter Kate Voegele.

[04/14/08 - 12:27 PM]
CBS Unveils Its 2008 Summer Schedule
New offerings include "Swingtown," "Flashpoint," "Greatest American Dog," "Million Dollar Password" and "Jingles."

[04/14/08 - 11:10 AM]
Lifetime Networks Expands Leadership Position as the Only Media Company Offering a Singular Branded 360-Degree Experience for Women with Wide Array of New 2008-09 Digital Initiatives
"Hollywood Tails," "Mommy Madness" and "Street Doctors" headline a slate of more than 15 original webisode series.

[04/14/08 - 11:07 AM]
Lifetime Networks, the Home of Basic Cable's Top Rated Original Movies and #1 New Drama for Women with 'Army Wives,' Adds 'Project Runway' to Its Reality Slate, Becoming the Only Network with Hits in Every Programming Genre for Women
Upcoming originals include projects from Kelly Preston, Queen Latifah, Candace Bushnell, Patricia Cornwell, Shirley MacLaine, Christine Ebersole, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nora Roberts, Donald Trump and Ann Rule.

[04/14/08 - 11:03 AM]
Critically Acclaimed Lifetime Original Movie 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' Becomes Network's Most-Watched Original Movie Since 1995 Delivering 4.5 Million Homes and 4.5 Million W18+
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, April 12.

[04/14/08 - 10:27 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 13, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/14/08 - 10:06 AM]
Driven by Rich Music Programming, MTV Networks' MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com See Surge in Unique Visitors, While Yahoo! Music and Myspace Music See Significant Declines from Q1'07 to Q1'08
MTV Networks Music Group spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2008.

[04/14/08 - 10:04 AM]
America's Most Wanted Casts Nationwide Net to Capture 50 Fugitives from 50 States Saturday, April 19, on Fox
Since premiering in 1988, the series and its viewers have put nearly 1,000 dangerous fugitives behind bars.

[04/14/08 - 08:26 AM]
CBS to Present "Survivor" in High Definition for the First Time Utilizing Sony's Xdcam Hd Technology
The system will be used to shoot the show's upcoming 17th edition, with production scheduled to begin this summer for a fall premiere.

[04/14/08 - 07:47 AM]
Patricia Cornwell, the #1 International Bestselling Author, and Lifetime Make Television History with First-Ever Adaptation of Two of Cornwell's Acclaimed Crime Novels
Her #1 New York Times bestseller, "At Risk," and its sequel, "The Front," to be published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in May, have been optioned by the Network.

[04/11/08 - 05:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 11
Updates include: Animal Planet to revisit CBS's "Creature Comforts"; Donal Logue to topline HBO's "1%"; and "Galactica's" Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor bring "Virtuality" to FOX.

[04/11/08 - 10:40 AM]
Csi Outdelivers "American Idol" in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[04/10/08 - 10:25 PM]
ESPN Takes Series 'The Contender' Out of the Ring
ESPN.com's Dan Rafael confirms the cable channel has pulled the plug on the series.

[04/10/08 - 09:00 PM]
Idol Gives Back Raises Over $60 Million (And Counting) from Corporate and Viewer Donations
Plus: FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.