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[05/22/08 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 22
Updates include: MyNetworkTV formalizes fall slate; CCH Pounder heads to Sci Fi's "Warehouse 13"; and Eriq La Salle is set to star in a Hallmark original.

[05/22/08 - 03:09 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company, 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions Announce Sponsors for Fourth Season of "So You Think You Can Dance"
Unilever's Snuggle fabric conditioner and Wrigley's Extra Fruit Sensations gum will be this season's official sponsors.

[05/22/08 - 02:23 PM]
The Battle Is Back! MTV Serves Up Season Two of "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Beginning Thursday, June 19 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: Viewers will get a front row seat as the top 10 dance crews are selected during MTV's Live Casting Special on Saturday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m. ET/tape delayed PT.

[05/22/08 - 01:22 PM]
Production Has Begun on ABC's Summer Series "Wipeout," Where Fearless Contestants Compete on the Wildest Obstacle Course Ever Seen on TV
John Henson and John Anderson will host the series, which premieres Tuesday, June 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/22/08 - 01:21 PM]
Louis J. Horvitz to Direct "60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," Airing Sunday, September 21 on Abc
In February Horvitz directed "The 80th Annual Academy Awards," marking his 12th year at the helm of the Oscars.

[05/22/08 - 01:20 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's Emmy and Webby Award-Winning ABC.com Full Episode Player to Add New Customization and Enhanced Viewing Features This Fall
The new player will feature "a completely redesigned user interface and will incorporate several enhancements to allow for user customization, interactivity and improved viewing capabilities."

[05/22/08 - 01:06 PM]
Sam Neill ('The Tudors,' 'Jurassic Park'), Sean Bean ('The Lord of the Rings') and Joss Ackland ('Lethal Weapon 2') to Join the Cast of NBC's New Fall Adventure Drama Series 'Crusoe'
The trio joins the previously announced Philip Winchester and Anna Walton.

[05/22/08 - 10:50 AM]
June Is Jam Packed with 'Instant' Gratification as the N Premieres Final Season of Instant Star and Launches the Hit Teen Comedy That '70s Show
"That '70s Show" will air nightly with two back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight (ET) starting June 30.

[05/22/08 - 10:49 AM]
Showtime's Super Skeptics Slash Into a Sixth Season
"Penn & Teller: Bullshit" returns for 10 new episodes on on Thursday, June 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/08 - 10:12 AM]
Start Your EngineS...CNBC's Jim Cramer Heads from Wall Street to Nascar's Pit Road for His First NBC Special: "The American Dream with Jim Cramer"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, June 13 at 7:00/6:00c on NBC.

[05/22/08 - 09:22 AM]
Vanessa Williams to Host Sixth Annual 'TV Land Awards'
The network also announced that this year's show will honor Mike Myers, Garry Marshall, "Roseanne," "The Golden Girls" and Jonathan Winters among others.

[05/22/08 - 12:48 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Privileged" (The Cw, Original Presentation)

[05/22/08 - 12:48 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Austin Golden Hour" (The CW)

[05/21/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Cook Is Crowned the "American Idol"
FOX details the final "American Idol" elimination.

[05/21/08 - 05:23 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 21
Updates include: USA orders two pilots; Teri Polo to topline ABC's "Finnegan"; and "Miami Ink" calls it quits at TLC.

[05/21/08 - 01:57 PM]
Discovery Channel Launches When We Left Earth: The Nasa Missions Website
The site offers an extensive offering of interactive online destinations, from a timeline of NASA's missions to learning little known facts about astronauts.

[05/21/08 - 01:32 PM]
Bravo Expands Production and Development Teams
Among the promotions: Andy Cohen has been upped to Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development.

[05/21/08 - 01:31 PM]
NBC Universal Debuts One-Of-A- Kind 'Heroes' Trading Cards from the Topps Company
Ninety cards are featured in the first set, which focuses on characters and scenes from the first season of the show.

[05/21/08 - 11:51 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, May 20, 2008 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 20.

[05/21/08 - 11:47 AM]
Evil Reigns Supreme on Comedy Central! Network Renews "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" for a Second Season
"I am conflicted. I am thrilled it's been picked up but it means I have to go back to work," said Black.

[05/21/08 - 11:44 AM]
Hit Series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" Returns for Third Season on June 17th at 10pm ET/PT
The series is set to premiere on June 17th at 10pm ET/PT with eight one-hour episodes.

[05/21/08 - 11:42 AM]
Tori Spelling and Dean Mcdermott Host "Oxygen's 25iest: Power Couples" - a Look at the 25 Couples Who Are Making a Mark on Pop Culture
The duos are broken down along the lines of "STYLEiest," "MONEYiest," "SEXiest," "LOVEiest" and "IMPACTiest" to reveal "how they've made their unique imprint on pop culture."

[05/21/08 - 10:21 AM]
Two-Hour Season Finale of "Ncis" Leads CBS to Its Largest Tuesday Audience of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 20.

[05/21/08 - 09:20 AM]
Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and the Flaming Lips Pay Tribute to Legendary Rock Band the Who in Third Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors' Premiering Thursday, July 17 at 9:00pm* from the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles
Tickets will go on sale for Who Fan Club members on Friday, June 6 and the general public on Sunday, June 8.

[05/21/08 - 09:19 AM]
The 51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards Will Be Broadcast Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, FeB. 8 on the CBS Television Network
Nominations will be announced in Los Angeles on December 4.

[05/21/08 - 12:54 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eleventh Hour" (CBS)

[05/21/08 - 12:54 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "1321 Clover" (CBS)

[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.







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