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[05/20/08 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 20
Updates include: NBC gives "Kings" formal pick-up; FOX's "Prison Break" looks for a computer whiz; and "The Simpsons" may be delayed due to negotiations with the voice cast.

[05/20/08 - 04:09 PM]
Sci Fi Channel Hits Historic Ratings Highs with Original Special Mystery of the Crystal Skulls Part of Indiana Jones Trilogy Weekend May 17-18
Sci Fi spins the numbers for May 17-18.

[05/20/08 - 03:07 PM]
CBS Significantly Bolsters Programming Lineup Across the CBS Audience Network with New Slate of Classics
The new shows that will be available for viewing starting today include "The Love Boat," "Beverly Hills 90210," "Twin Peaks," "Family Ties" and "Perry Mason."

[05/20/08 - 03:02 PM]
Steven Moffat to Be Doctor Who Lead Writer and Executive Producer
Moffat penned the show's heralded "Blink" episode, for which he earned a BAFTA Writer Award.

[05/20/08 - 02:01 PM]
Sundance Channel Unveils Two New Eco-Series This Summer in the Green(Tm)
Offerings include "Outrageous Wasters" and season two of "It's Not Easy Being Green."

[05/20/08 - 01:59 PM]
ABC Primetime Performance - 2008 May Sweep/2007-08 TV Season
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/20/08 - 01:56 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of May 12, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 12-18.

[05/20/08 - 01:53 PM]
CBS Wins May Sweep
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 12-18 as well as the season to date.

[05/20/08 - 01:52 PM]
Distinguished Canine Critics Wendy Diamond, Allan Reznik and Victoria Stilwell Will Decide Who Will Be Crowned the "Greatest American Dog" When the New Reality Competition Show Premieres Thursday, July 10, on the CBS Television Network
The Eye confirms our previous report about the trio's involvement.

[05/20/08 - 11:57 AM]
Sharon Osbourne Turns on the 'Charm' and Teaches the 'Rock of Love' Girls a Thing Or Two About Being a Rock & Roll Leading Lady
The last "lady" standing will be rewarded with $100,000 to put towards her new and improved life.

[05/20/08 - 11:26 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of May 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 12-18.

[05/20/08 - 11:22 AM]
NBC's Hit Summer Series "Last Comic Standing," Premiering This Thursday, May 22, Offers Fun, Weekly "Last Comic Driving" Feature from Honda
The ultimate winner of the "Last Comic Driving" feature will be seen in the season finale of "Last Comic Standing" on August 7 and win a cash prize provided by Honda.

[05/20/08 - 11:21 AM]
NBC Universal Cable Has Top Three Entertainment Nets for Ad Recall
In the first quarter, Bravo, SCI FI and USA, took the top positions in General Recall, Brand Recall and Message Recall among all ads to air on each network.

[05/20/08 - 11:20 AM]
More Awards for CBS News: Wins by "60 Minutes," CbsnewS.com and Director of Surveys Kathleen Frankovic Keep Kudos Rolling in
60 MINUTES received its second Sigma Delta Chi award of the season from the Society of Professional Journalists.

[05/20/08 - 11:19 AM]
Season Finales Carry CBS to Its Best Monday with First-Run Regularly Scheduled Programming Since March
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, May 19.

[05/20/08 - 11:04 AM]
The Latest Dish: "Gossip" and "Tree Hill" Finales Lift the CW to Second Best Monday Ever in Target 18-34 Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, May 19.

[05/20/08 - 08:51 AM]
Starz Books New Sessions of Hit Original Unscripted Series 'Head Case'
Production will begin in August in New York and Los Angeles on 10 new episodes.

[05/20/08 - 08:50 AM]
Spike TV Announces an All-Star Line Up for Its Biggest Night of the Year: 'Guys Choice'
Harrison Ford, Steve Carell, David Duchovny, Eva Mendes, Linkin Park, Marisa Miller, Selma Blair, Brendan Fraser, Chuck Liddell, Seth MacFarlane and Tila Tequila are among those set to appear.

[05/20/08 - 12:01 AM]
FOX Finds Perfect Fit with "Hole in the Wall"
Casting calls are set for Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta in the coming weeks.

[05/19/08 - 05:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 19
Updates include: Polly Walker joins "Galactica" prequel while Katee Sackhoff heads to "Nip/Tuck"; Jeffrey Bell to run CBS's "Harper's Island"; and Michael Weston books an arc on FOX's "House."

[05/19/08 - 01:56 PM]
Science Channel Launches Into Orbit with Second Annual Space Week, Airing July 6-11 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
The limited six-part series MOON MACHINES anchors this year's SPACE WEEK programming, "featuring a special look back at the extraordinary engineering feats that launched the United States into space and mankind onto the moon."

[05/19/08 - 01:55 PM]
Living with Ed Moves to Planet Green
"I am so pleased LIVING WITH ED is going to be a part of Planet Green," said Ed Begley, Jr. "I've had a great time making the series and look forward to continuing to share the show with its many fans."

[05/19/08 - 01:54 PM]
Military Channel Offers a New Slate of World Premiere Programming This Summer
With more than six original specials and a competition miniseries, the network's summer lineup is anchored by the world premiere 10-part series SHOWDOWN: AIR COMBAT.

[05/19/08 - 01:37 PM]
Get an All-Access Pass to Summer's Hottest Event, "Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Abc
Highlights of the four-day event will air Monday, September 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/19/08 - 01:35 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 18, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18.

[05/19/08 - 01:34 PM]
The 2008 Alma Awards'(R) All-Star Event Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Host Eva Longoria Parker
This year's ceremony airs Friday, September 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/19/08 - 01:01 PM]
MyNetworkTV Pins Down First Week of October 2008 for Tag Team of Wwe(R) Television Events
WWE will make the move to MyNetworkTV with a two-night event Thursday, October 2 and Friday, October 3.

[05/19/08 - 12:52 PM]
Bravo Announces Nominees for Its First Ever 'The A-List Awards'
"30 Rock," "Gossip Girl," "Mad Men" and "Weeds" are up for "A-List TV Show."

[05/19/08 - 12:50 PM]
CBS Sports' Gus Johnson to Serve as Play-By-Play Announcer for the Newly Announced Broadcast Team for "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights"
He'll be joined cageside by analysts Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo as well as reporter Karyn Bryant.

[05/19/08 - 10:39 AM]
Calling All 'Momma's Boys'...ryan Seacrest and NBC Want You for New Reality Dating Series
The series is set to premiere after the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

[05/19/08 - 10:38 AM]
The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Notches Across-The-Board Increases Versus Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18.

[05/19/08 - 09:55 AM]
TV Land Heats Up Summer with Brand New Originals and More Classic TV Favorites
Plus: "Mad About You," "Murphy Brown" and "Hogan's Heroes" to begin off-network runs this summer on the network.

[05/19/08 - 08:54 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominated and Golden Globe(R) Award-Winning Actress Sigourney Weaver ('Ice Storm,' 'Gorillas in the Mist') Headlines Her First Made for Television Movie with Lifetime's 'Prayers for Bobby'
The film, based on a true story, stars Weaver as "a profoundly religious wife and mother who begins to question her faith after the suicide of her beloved gay son."

[05/19/08 - 08:52 AM]
Ion Life to Add Compelling New Programming and Award-Winning Content to Lineup
"Stories of the NFL" will air daily on ION Life at 8:00/7:00c, starting Monday, June 2.

[05/16/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 16
Updates include: Rob Estes rounds out The CW's "90210" cast; "Dog the Bounty Hunter" to return to A&E; and Danielle Nicolet joins USA's "The Starter Wife" series.

[05/16/08 - 02:32 PM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Perform Special Tribute Performance to Eddy Arnold on "The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards"
Plus: Jason Alexander, Karolina Kurkova and David Spade are added as presenters during the May 18 event.

[05/16/08 - 12:32 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 15, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/08 - 12:29 PM]
Last Four Players NameD... Could One of These Be "The Mole"?
The series returns with "all-new missions, locations and music, plus online and mobile interactivity" starting Monday, June 2.

[05/16/08 - 09:57 AM]
Season Finales of "Csi" and "Without a Trace" Lead CBS to a Thursday May Sweep
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/08 - 09:56 AM]
Lauren Lee Smith Joins the Cast of "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation" as a Series Regular
She will play CSI Bryce Adams, "a smart, flirtatious, and witty non-conformist who entered law enforcement to rebel against her judgmental psychiatrist father."

[05/15/08 - 03:06 PM]
Whitney Thompson Wins "America's Next Top Model" on the Cw
The CW details the winner of the latest cycle of "America's Next Top Model."

[05/15/08 - 03:04 PM]
The 'Hottest Ticket on Television' Has Been Announced: The BET Awards '08
T-Pain leads the pack with five nominations, followed by Kanye West and Keyshia Cole with three each.

[05/15/08 - 02:06 PM]
TLC Goes Searching for the Master of Dance
Joey Lawrence hosts the series, which "tests the dancer's moves by changing the song mid-performance to see if they can really go with the flow."

[05/15/08 - 02:00 PM]
I Survived a Japanese Game Show Has Begun Shooting for a Hysterical Premiere, June 24 on Abc
Among the games/challenges: "Why Is This Food So Hard to Eat?" and "Crazy Crane Finds Fluffy Bear."

[05/15/08 - 01:56 PM]
ABC.com Premieres "Ask Grey's Anatomy"
The video blog features viewer questions being answered by executives producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

[05/15/08 - 01:02 PM]
Mary-Louise Parker, Tim Guinee, Tom Skerritt and Betty Buckley Star in "Vinegar Hill," a New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Saturday, May 24 on the CBS Television Network
The film, which is based on an Oprah Book Club Selection, was completed back in 2004.

[05/15/08 - 12:58 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - June 2008
Upcoming highlights include the season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" and the original movie "Backwoods."

[05/15/08 - 12:57 PM]
Oxygen Ranks #1 Among All Cable Networks with W18-34 in Tuesday 10p Timeslot
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 13.

[05/15/08 - 11:03 AM]
Adrian Grenier and His Environmental Entourage Go Green with Style in Planet Green's New Series, Alter Eco
A sneak preview of ALTER ECO will air on Planet Green's launch night on June 4 at 10 PM (ET/PT).

[05/15/08 - 10:59 AM]
Lifetime Networks' Summer of 2008 Kicks Off with Memorial Day Movie Festival May 25 and May 26
Upcoming originals include: "The Tenth Circle" (June 28), "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleading Scandal" (August 2), "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet" (August 9) and "True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl" (August 16).







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[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
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