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[05/08/08 - 05:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8
Updates include: Ruben Santiago-Hudson cast in ABC's "Castle"; David Sutcliffe to return to "Private Practice"; and the Alphabet passes on "The Golden Cage."

[05/08/08 - 03:06 PM]
CBS: America's Number One Network Since the Return of Original Programming
CBS spins the numbers for March 31-May 4.

[05/08/08 - 03:04 PM]
MTV Networks Upfront Presentation: 'The Ultimate Roi: Return on Innovation'
The presentation highlighted "return on innovation" -- "the value for marketers in MTVN's reinvention of how audiences experience content and advertising on every screen."

[05/08/08 - 02:56 PM]
Trick My Truck Rolls Into Season Four with Seven New Episodes Premiering Friday, May 16 on Cmt
This season, the "Truck" crew welcomes new members Kelvin Locklear, Matt Moore, Steve Harrah and Allen Harrah.

[05/08/08 - 01:51 PM]
Military Channel's World Premiere Series Showdown: Air Combat Recreates Historic Dogfights Using Restored Fighters from Every Era of Aerial Warfare
With ten world premiere episodes, SHOWDOWN: AIR COMBAT launches on the Military Channel starting Sunday, June 15 from 10-11 PM ET.

[05/08/08 - 01:15 PM]
ABC Announces Details of Grand Prize for Winner of "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" [new Title]
The winner will appear in a music video shown in the end credits of the feature film, Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," opening this fall.

[05/08/08 - 01:11 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Recreates a Classic and Greenlights "The Gong Show with Dave Attell"
The new series is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, July 17.

[05/08/08 - 01:08 PM]
Bravo Is Completely Green with Emmy
Replacing the non-eco friendly award mailers, the network will make their series and specials solely available for download online.

[05/08/08 - 01:06 PM]
'Heroes' Action Figures to Hit Stores This Summer
Initial release to include "Claire Bennet," "Hiro Nakamura," "Peter Petrelli," "Mohinder Suresh" and "Sylar."

[05/08/08 - 01:05 PM]
Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and Leann Rimes Set to Perform, and Kenny Chesney and George Strait Will Perform a Duet, on the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Criss Angel, Clint Black, Brooks & Dunn, Kaley Cuoco, Sara Evans, Jewell, Lady Entebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Mates of Emerson Drive, Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw, Randy Owen, John Rich, Carrie Underwood, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood are named presenters.

[05/08/08 - 01:04 PM]
Tony Award-Winning Star of Stage and Screen Whoopi Goldberg to Host "The 62nd Annual Tony(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, Sunday, June 15 on the CBS Television Network
"I'm very excited to be hosting the Tony Awards," said Whoopi Goldberg. "I love Broadway and I'm thrilled to be doing anything for the first time. I'm gonna have a blast."

[05/08/08 - 08:54 AM]
Bravo Taps Gretta Monahan as "Fashion Accomplice" for Season Two of "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style"
She'll take over for the departing Veronica Webb.

[05/08/08 - 08:52 AM]
Spike TV Announces New Slate of Original, Non-Scripted Pilots
Plus: Kurt Angle and Cade Courtley will host two of the network's previously announced projects.

[05/07/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Archuleta, David Cook and Syesha Mercado Are "American Idol" Top 3 Finalists
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[05/07/08 - 05:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7
Updates include: "October Road" creators in talks to run ABC's "Life on Mars"; HBO to revisit the Cowboys in "Hard Knocks"; and Esai Morales is set to topline Sci Fi's "Caprica."

[05/07/08 - 03:08 PM]
AMC Renews Critically-Acclaimed Original Series, Breaking Bad, for a Second Season
"From critical praise to strong ratings and a devoted audience, Breaking Bad further reinforced AMC as a top producer of high-quality, distinctive television," said AMC's Charlie Collier.

[05/07/08 - 12:02 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, May 6, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/08 - 12:00 PM]
Deanna Begins Her Search for That One Special Man When "The Bachelorette" Premieres, Monday, May 19, on Abc
The Alphabet details the 25 men who will compete for DeAnna Pappas's heart.

[05/07/08 - 11:56 AM]
NBC Universal Launches Women@nbcu
The initiative "will create a unique approach for advertisers to connect with this desirable demographic through NBC Universal brands, including Bravo, Oxygen, iVillage, and Green is Universal."

[05/07/08 - 11:55 AM]
Lauren Zalaznick Named President of NBC Universal's Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks
Zalaznick had served as President of Bravo Media and Oxygen Media and also leads NBCU's environmental initiative, "Green is Universal."

[05/07/08 - 09:41 AM]
MTV Invites Fans Inside "Live from the Hills Season Finale" On-Air and Online on May 12th Beginning at 8pm ET/PT Usher to Perform Live at Finale Event Hosted by "The Hills" Cast
Plus: MTV has also picked up the series for a fourth season of 19 new episodes beginning in August.

[05/07/08 - 09:39 AM]
Snl Finishes Season with Two Shows in May
Shia LeBoeuf and My Morning Jacket are set for this Saturday while Steve Carell and Usher will headline the season finale on May 17.

[05/07/08 - 09:38 AM]
Jeff Lewis, Everyone's Favorite Obsessive Compulsive Houseflipper, Is Back on Bravo's "Flipping Out," Tuesday, June 17 at 10 PM ET/PT
"My goal is to cut down my 'flip outs' from 15 a day to a maximum of five," said Lewis.

[05/07/08 - 09:37 AM]
Garth Brooks to Be Honored with the Crystal Milestone Award at the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
Brooks will also perform a special medley of his greatest hits during the broadcast.

[05/06/08 - 05:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6
Updates include: Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly head to Sci Fi's "Warehouse 13"; and Paula Malcomson is the first to join the network's "Battlestar Galactica" prequel.

[05/06/08 - 02:51 PM]
What Are You Giving Your Mom for Mother's Day? FOX's Sunday Animated Sons and Daughters Reveal Their Mother's Day Gifts to Help Inspire Yours
Plus: Viewers can send customizable e-cards at www.motherofasunday.com.

[05/06/08 - 02:50 PM]
Another D-Licious Season of Kathy Griffin's Emmy-Winning (Yes, Emmy-Winning) Series 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,' Thursday, June 12 at 9 PM ET/PT on Bravo
"I'll be behaving inappropriately around the world this season," said Griffin.

[05/06/08 - 01:39 PM]
TLC Asks the Inevitable Question: Your Place Or Mine?
Cameron Mathison hosts the game show, which premieres Sunday, June 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/06/08 - 01:38 PM]
Documentary Maxed Out to Premiere 5/14 at 9:00 P.M.!
The film, which depicts how the modern financial industry really works, will makes its television premiere on Showtime.

[05/06/08 - 01:33 PM]
CBS Is Number One in Viewers for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 28-May 4.

[05/06/08 - 11:58 AM]
Evil Meets Its Match on June 16! ABC Family's New Original Series "The Middleman" Is Here to Save the Day!
The cable channel confirms the show's time period as Mondays at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/06/08 - 11:53 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 28, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 28-May 4.

[05/06/08 - 11:50 AM]
ABC Studios Wins the Banff World Television Festival's 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award
ABC Studios was cited for "the enormous impact of its innovative programming" with breakthrough series like "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Criminal Minds" and "Grey's Anatomy."

[05/06/08 - 11:27 AM]
CMT's Hit Series, Gone Country, Returns for a Second Season
New season cast includes Sebastian Bach, Irene Cara, Mikalah Gordon, Jermaine Jackson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lorenzo Lamas and Sean Young.

[05/06/08 - 11:05 AM]
Oxygen's Sue Johanson Ends Long-Running Sex Advice Series "Talk Sex"
The late-night talk show will end its six season run this Sunday at midnight.

[05/06/08 - 11:02 AM]
NBC Results for the Week of April 28-May 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 28-May 4.

[05/06/08 - 10:57 AM]
CBS Places First on Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, May 5.

[05/06/08 - 10:33 AM]
Bridezillas' Is BacK...and This Time It's a Family Affair!
Also due back this summer: new seasons of "Wedding Central" and "Platinum Weddings."

[05/06/08 - 10:32 AM]
Nerds Rule the 2008 MTV Movie Awards!!!
Dominating the pack is "Superbad" with 5 nominations followed by "Juno" with 4 nods.

[05/06/08 - 10:30 AM]
Hdnet to Air Seasons One and Two of the Hit BBC Series 'Torchwood' Beginning Monday, May 12
"Our viewers have spoken," said HDNet's Mark Cuban. "They love TORCHWOOD so we're more than happy to give them an encore presentation of the first 26 episodes of this great series in full HD."

[05/05/08 - 05:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 5
Updates include: "Family Guy's" Seth MacFarlane inks a nine-figure deal with 20th; Mike O'Malley joins NBC's "Enemy"; and more casting news as we build up to upfront week.

[05/05/08 - 02:48 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Greenlights "Reality Binge" - Weekly Comedic Series Featuring Most Outrageous Moments in Reality Television
Comedian Eric Toms hosts the series, which bows Thursday, July 10 at 7p ET/PT.

[05/05/08 - 01:55 PM]
NBC Announces Two New Heart-Pounding Events and Three New Gladiators Who Will Join the Revamped Team of Existing Warriors in the Premiere Episode of the High-Octane Hit 'American Gladiators' Monday, May 12
Plus: the new season will shift filming to the LA Sports Arena.

[05/05/08 - 01:22 PM]
Finalists Revealed for Third Season of 'HGTV Design Star'
The network's top-rated series returns for a third season on Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and runs through Sunday, August 3.

[05/05/08 - 12:49 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 4, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 4.

[05/05/08 - 12:43 PM]
Academy Award Winner Jessica Lange, Emmy Award Winner Tammy Blanchard and Emmy and Golden Globe Award Nominee Jobeth Williams to Star in "Sybil," a New Movie to Be Broadcast Saturday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network
The original movie, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Flora Rheta Schreiber, was announced more than two years ago.

[05/05/08 - 12:43 PM]
Lindsay Lohan Joining the Cast for Multi-Episode Arc of ABC's Award-Winning Series "Ugly Betty"
She'll play "a mean girl from high school who suddenly resurfaces in Betty's life," a role which she'll also reprise next season.

[05/05/08 - 12:38 PM]
The CW Television Network and Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Team Up for Two-Hour Weekday Programming Block Featuring New Court Series "Judge Jeanine Pirro" from Telepictures Productions Airing Monday-Friday at 3:00 P.M.
The linuep, which also includes "The Wayans Bros." and "The Jamie Foxx Show," will debut Monday, September 22.

[05/05/08 - 10:38 AM]
Contestants from 'Rock of Love,' 'I Love New York' and 'Flavor of Love' Are Back to Compete for Cold Hard Cash During VH1's Newest 'Celebreality' Series 'I Love Money' Premiering on Sunday, July 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Each day throughout the week the VH1.com will uncover the names of a few of the cast members until all have been revealed.

[05/05/08 - 10:31 AM]
NBC Universal Announces Exclusive Deal with Magical Elves - the Creative Team Behind Emmy Nominated Hit Shows Project Runway and Top Chef
The first-look agreement covers all of NBC Universal's broadcast, cable (Bravo, Oxygen, Sci-Fi and USA), digital and wireless properties.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.