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[05/12/08 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Evening)
Updates include: Michael Rapaport joins FOX's "Prison Break"; ABC details "Finnegan" ensemble; and FOX passes on the Bernie Mac-led "Starting Under."

[05/12/08 - 02:52 PM]
America's Most Wanted Reaches Incredible 1000th Capture Milestone
John Walsh, host of the series, will mark the milestone with a special episode on Saturday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT) on FOX.

[05/12/08 - 02:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Late Afternoon)
Updates include: Zach Braff confirms "Scrubs" move to ABC; "Reaper" to return on The CW; and E! sets time periods for "Denise Richards" and "Living Lohan."

[05/12/08 - 02:46 PM]
TBS's Top-Rated Family Sitcom the Bill Engvall Show to Return for Second Season June 12
In its first season, the series set records as ad-supported cable's #1 original sitcom of all time among adults 25-54.

[05/12/08 - 12:14 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 11, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 11.

[05/12/08 - 12:03 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Afternoon)
Updates include: CBS picks up six pilots - four dramas and two comedies; ABC to keep "Eli Stone," drops "October Road," "Women's Murder Club"; and The CW adds "Filthy Rich" to its 2008-09 season roster.

[05/12/08 - 10:32 AM]
The CW to Partner with Media Rights Capital for Original Primetime Programming Sunday Nights
"This is a strategic move by The CW that will give viewers more original programming on Sunday nights than we have ever had," said The CW's Dawn Ostroff.

[05/12/08 - 10:19 AM]
Bravo Unveils Never Before Seen Footage of the Real Housewives of New York City
"The Real Housewives Of New York City: The Lost Footage" airs Tuesday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

[05/12/08 - 09:37 AM]
NBC Names Jimmy Fallon as Host of "Late Night" When Conan O'Brien Takes Over "The Tonight Show" in 2009
"We couldn't be happier to have Jimmy back on NBC and to have our number one-rated late night team fully in place for the future," said Ben Silverman, "Jimmy is more than just a likeable guy and a great comedian, he is genuinely interested in what people have to say."

[05/12/08 - 09:04 AM]
20th Century FOX Television and FOX Broadcasting Maintain Primetime Animation Leadership with Creation of 'FOX Inkubation'
"Fox Inkubation" will develop animated series through the creation of fully-formed "shorts" rather than by traditional script development.

[05/12/08 - 08:59 AM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Serves Up Users' Favorites
New webisodes of "The Office" and "Heroes" to begin in July.

[05/12/08 - 08:58 AM]
Danny Nucci, Haylie Duff and Ryan Merriman Star in Spike Original Movie 'Backwoods' Premiering Sunday, June 8 at 9 P.M.
The movie revolves around "a group of young colleagues who set out for a fun company retreat in the remote woods, only to find themselves hunted by the unknown and fighting for their lives."

[05/12/08 - 06:53 AM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Morning)
Updates include: Peter Berg to helm FOX's "Virtuality"; Frances Fisher heads to Sci Fi's "Eureka"; and FOX formalizes its "Fringe" and "Dollhouse" pickups.

[05/12/08 - 06:31 AM]
Ryan Seacrest and NBC Want to Know -- 'Are You a Momma's Boy?'
The series centers on a group of mothers who must help choose the perfect bride for their complacent sons.

[05/12/08 - 06:26 AM]
NBC and Gm Form Important Cross-Platform Marketing and Programming Partnership for New NBC Fall Drama 'My Own Worst Enemy'
The show will prominently feature two different GM cars -- one for each of the personalities embodied by Christian Slater's character.

[05/11/08 - 04:33 PM]
Development Update: Sunday, May 11
Updates include: "Boston Legal" and "The Game" get renewals; FOX pulls the plug on "New Amsterdam"; and J.D. Roth to host ABC's "Opportunity Knocks."

[05/10/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Search for the Next Great Country Music Duo Continues as the Final Eight Duos Are Revealed and Move on to Compete for a Recording Contract with Sony Bmg Nashville
CMT details the finalists on "Can You Duet," which airs Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/10/08 - 08:15 AM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 10
Updates include: FOX adds "The Inn," "Sit Down, Shut Up" to 2008-09 slate; "Back to You" out while "'Til Death" is in; and Jennie Garth is officially returning to "90210."

[05/09/08 - 05:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9
Updates include: Alexander Payne to direct "Hung" for HBO; Damon Lindelof promises the full 48 of "Lost"; and FOX passes on "The Oaks."

[05/09/08 - 02:58 PM]
Dominique Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[05/09/08 - 02:01 PM]
CBS Scores Ratings Hat Trick on May Sweep Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/08 - 01:52 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 8, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/08 - 01:50 PM]
Four More Players NameD... Could One of These Be "The Mole"?
The series returns - with all-new missions, locations and music, plus online and mobile interactivity - on Monday, June 2.

[05/09/08 - 01:42 PM]
NBC's 'Deal Or No Deal' Is Upping the Ante Like Never Before to Give Away the Top Prize During Its Exciting Multi-Million Dollar Madness
Contestants will be able to determine just how many one million dollar cases - 2 to 13 - they get to have on their board.

[05/09/08 - 01:40 PM]
NBC Gives Daring Facebook Users the Chance to Face Off with 'The Official American Gladiators Challenge'
The interactive social gaming application will allow users to square off for the chance to win an official "American Gladiators" Joust Stick and more!

[05/09/08 - 10:06 AM]
TruTV's Thrilling New Original Series Black Gold Digs Into the High-Stakes World of Texas Oil Drilling
The new series, from Original Productions, premieres Wednesday, June 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[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.







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[04/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
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[04/16/14 - 08:16 AM]
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[04/16/14 - 08:04 AM]
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[04/16/14 - 07:50 AM]
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