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[07/08/08 - 06:21 PM]
Aftra Members Ratify Primetime Television Contract
The three-year primetime television agreement was passed by a 62.4% margin.

[07/08/08 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 8
Updates include: Hallmark sets dates for new originals; Aya Sumika named a regular on CBS's "NUMB3RS"; and Ryan Murphy's "Pretty/Handsome" is declared dead.

[07/08/08 - 04:43 PM]
TV One to Offer Live Nightly Coverage of Democratic Convention
The live coverage will followed by "TV One Live: DNC Afterparty," "a smart, irreverent and engaging hour that includes a uniquely African American cultural perspective on the events of the day."

[07/08/08 - 04:40 PM]
Hallmark Channel Presents a Stellar Lineup of Legendary Stars and Quality, Family Friendly Entertainment at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour
The network details 10 originals set to roll out between August 2008 and early 2009.

[07/08/08 - 04:39 PM]
Fuse Green Lights Three Original Series for Fall 2008
Newcomers include "Redemption Song," "Tour Me A New One," and "Rock Bottom."

[07/08/08 - 04:37 PM]
Breaking Bad, AMC's Critical and Popular Hit Series Starring Bryan Cranston, Begins Production of Season Two
Plus: Bryan Cranston will direct for the second season premiere.

[07/08/08 - 01:23 PM]
Summer Is Heating Up as Next Wave of Categories and Nominees Are Announced for "Teen Choice 2008"
Chris Brown, Scarlett Johanssen, Zac Efron, Pink, Jaime Pressly, Danica Patrick, Selena Gomez, JoJo, Minka Kelly, Jesse McCartney and Chad Michael Murray are among those set to appear.

[07/08/08 - 01:22 PM]
NBC Universal Announces Unprecedented Coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Over 3,600 hours of coverage to air between NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen, Telemundo, Universal HD and NBCOlympics.com.

[07/08/08 - 01:19 PM]
Paced by 'Talent,' NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers for the Primetime Week of June 30-July 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[07/08/08 - 01:18 PM]
Big Brother Returns to Original Form for Its 10th Edition, Premiering, Sunday, July 13 on the CBS Television Network
"All 13 Houseguests have no prior relationship - they are not exes, nor secret couples," said executive producer Allison Grodner.

[07/08/08 - 01:17 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Fifth Time in Six Weeks This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[07/08/08 - 01:16 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, July 7, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 7.

[07/08/08 - 01:15 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 30, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[07/08/08 - 11:32 AM]
School's Back in Session!! TV Land Begins Production in Kauai, Hi for Its Second Season of "High School Reunion"
Plus: the series will expand from six episodes to eight and will be shot entirely on location on the luxurious island of Kauai.

[07/08/08 - 09:51 AM]
'The Office' Webisodes Premiere on NBC.com on July 10th
In "Kevin's Loan," Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) pursues a unique solution in an effort to pay back his looming gambling debts.

[07/08/08 - 09:50 AM]
My Bare Lady Back for Second Season & Open for Business
The new season, subtitled "Open For Business," will premiere on Saturday, November 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/08/08 - 09:29 AM]
Keenen Ivory Wayans Among Celebrity Judges to Appear on HGTV's New Series "Summer Showdown"
Also signing on: Kim Fields, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, "Sparkle" Josh Johnson, Beth Littleford and Emily Procter.

[07/08/08 - 08:52 AM]
Ted Koppel to Join BBC World News America as Contributing Analyst
"BBC World News America" airs weeknights at 7:00/6:00c on BBC America.

[07/08/08 - 08:51 AM]
Spike Celebrates the Future of Videogames with Week-Long 'E3 Invasion'
From July 11 through July 18, "E3 Invasion" is "an unprecedented week of high-definition programming across both on-air and online channels."

[07/08/08 - 01:29 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cupid" (ABC, Script)

[07/07/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 7
Updates include: Lifetime names "Mistresses" leads; Meghan Markle and Kellan Lutz book "90210" roles on The CW; and HBO's "Suburban Shootout" adds two.

[07/07/08 - 04:35 PM]
We TV Adds New Bridal Series to Original Programming Slate
"My Fair Wedding" will launch Sunday, October 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/07/08 - 04:35 PM]
The Network Television Premiere of "South Park Imaginationland: The Trilogy" Airs for the First Time as a Feature-Length Movie
The director's cut includes previously unaired footage created especially for the movie.

[07/07/08 - 02:54 PM]
Dan Patrick Joins NBC's 'Football Night in America'
"I'm delighted to be reunited with my tag team partner. I can't stop Dan Patrick from working with me again, I can only hope to contain him," Keith Olbermann said.

[07/07/08 - 01:58 PM]
NBC Names Jamila Hunter to Newly Created Position of Senior Vice President, Programming and Development - Alternative & Digital, NBC Entertainment
Most recently, Hunter had served as Vice President of Comedy Development for 20th Century Fox Television since January 2005.

[07/07/08 - 12:40 PM]
'America's Got Talent,' NBC's #1 Smash Hit Show of the Summer, Continues Searching for the Variety Act Worthy of the Vegas Callbacks on Tuesday, July 8
The first hour-long audition episode sees the judges traveling to Atlanta, Dallas and New York.

[07/07/08 - 11:36 AM]
GSN Premieres 'Catch 21' on July 21, 2008
Alfonso Ribeiro hosts the series, which will air weeknights at 7:30/6:30c.

[07/07/08 - 10:31 AM]
James Brown, Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth to Host 'Inside the NFL' as Series Launches on Showtime September 10
"They are the top football analysts in the game," said Showtime's Matthew C. Blank.

[07/07/08 - 10:20 AM]
Donald Trump JR., Roberto Cavalli, Nadine Velazquez, Jennifer Hawkins, Louis Licari and John Nguyen to Judge the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant on NBC July 13
Also: pop star Lady GaGa will be performing her hit "Just Dance" on the telecast.

[07/07/08 - 10:08 AM]
The Twelve Funniest Comedy Acts in the World Are Revealed on NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
Plus: the July 10 episode will also feature a Top 10 countdown of the funniest jokes ever on the show.

[07/07/08 - 09:15 AM]
And All This Time We Thought It Was Hogan That Knew Best!
Plus: an online sneak peek of "Brooke Knows Best's" premiere is now available on VH1.com.

[07/07/08 - 09:13 AM]
Hangin' with MR. Cooper Joining Ion Television's Weekday Lineup on Monday, July 7
Two back-to-back episodes will air from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (ET) starting tonight.

[07/07/08 - 01:14 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Virtuality" (FOX, Script)

[07/06/08 - 03:42 PM]
NBC Universal, Bain Capital and the Blackstone Group Sign Agreement to Acquire the Weather Channel Properties from Landmark Communications
"This will further position NBC Universal as the leading provider of news, information and weather, both online and on television," said NBC's Jeff Zucker.

[07/03/08 - 10:00 PM]
Kourtni Lind and Matt Dorame Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/03/08 - 03:20 PM]
CBS Doubles Up 'Big Bang,' ABC Calls Off 'Engagement Party'
ABC has shelved its plans for "The Bachelorette: Engagement Party" on Monday, July 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/03/08 - 02:01 PM]
'Lost,' 'Sanctuary' Among Sci Fi's Fall Premieres
Plus news about "Ghost Hunters," "Destination Truth," "Eureka," "ECW" and "Stargate Atlantis."

[07/03/08 - 01:31 PM]
BET News Premieres the Third and Final Episode of 'Hip Hop VS. America Ii: Where Did the Love Go?' Saturday, July 5th @ 8:00 P.M.*
Plus: look for an encore presentation of all three episodes on Sunday, July 6 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/03/08 - 09:00 AM]
TLC Gives Three Single Moms the Chance to Explore a Whole New Role
"Must Love Kids," a new docu-series that "follows three single mothers as they embark on an emotional journey involving family, love, and self-worth," premieres July 15.

[07/03/08 - 08:59 AM]
Spike TV Celebrates 'Mxc, the Original, Not the Ripoff, Weekend' July 5-6
The stunt airs airs on Saturday, July 5 (9:00am - 11:30am ET/PT) and Sunday, July 6 (3:30pm - 5pm ET/PT).

[07/02/08 - 05:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 2
Updates include: Michael Imperioli reports to ABC's "Life on Mars"; Shannen Doherty to revisit "90210" on The CW; and NBC gives cast-contingent pilot order to "Off Duty."

[07/02/08 - 04:29 PM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" Breaks Ratings Records
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[07/02/08 - 03:46 PM]
MTV's Choose Or Lose Puts Independence Day Spotlight on Young Veterans
Plus: MTV2 will present a special programming block centered around young veterans and issues they face as they live and return from life in the military.

[07/02/08 - 03:45 PM]
Best Second Quarter Ever for ESPN & ESPN2
ESPN spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/02/08 - 03:44 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 1, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[07/02/08 - 10:02 AM]
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Bond in "Reel Comedy: Step Brothers" Premiering Monday, July 21 at Midnight* on Comedy Central(R)
Sony's "Step Brothers" opens in theaters on July 25.

[07/02/08 - 10:00 AM]
Reality TV Just Got a Whole LoT... Realer! Michael Ian Black Hosts the All-New Series "Reality Bites Back" Premiering Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
The comedians vying for the title are Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer and Theo Von.

[07/02/08 - 09:58 AM]
Get Ready for the Wildest and Wackiest Talent Showcase Around! the Series Premiere of "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" Debuts Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
Judges featured throughout the season include Adam Carolla, Kate Walsh, Andy Dick, Ron White, Dave Navarro, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton and JB Smoove.

[07/02/08 - 09:57 AM]
HistorY.com Profiles the People & Places Featured in Ice Road Truckers with Exclusive Content
The minisite for season two of the hit series features exclusive short-form videos, trivia, exclusive interviews and more.

[07/02/08 - 09:56 AM]
Vern Yip Continues to Give Back in Third Season of HGTV's Deserving Design Beginning Wednesday, July 2 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
In each new episode, Vern "will share the moving and empowering story of one deserving household and redesign a room of their choice."







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[07/31/14 - 01:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Premieres Ray Donovan Webisodes "Behind the Fix" Starring Steven Bauer and Katherine Moennig
Fans will get an inside look on how Ray's (Liev Schreiber) team pulls off their "fixes," woven directly from the plotlines on screen.

[07/31/14 - 01:13 PM]
College Football: ESPN's Game and Studio Roster Includes More Than 100 On-Air Commentators
The lineup is highlighted by announcers with familiar and new assignments, the addition of former coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis, and nationally recognized former SEC players and renowned sportscasters on SEC Network.

[07/31/14 - 12:20 PM]
Here Comes the Bride: A Duggar Wedding Unveiled in an All-New Season of "19 Kids & Counting"
The series returns with all-new episodes beginning Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/31/14 - 11:51 AM]
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Devours the World - Record-Setting 3.9 Million Total Viewers and 1.6 Million Adults 18-49 for Syfy Original Movie
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 30.

[07/31/14 - 11:40 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces the Start of Production on "The Christmas Shepherd" Starring Teri Polo and Martin Cummins
The film is part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, featuring traditional and classic Christmas films suitable for family audiences.

[07/31/14 - 11:15 AM]
Bravo Media Acquires "The Real Housewives of Melbourne" Premiering Sunday 8/3 at 12PM ET/PT with Back-to-Back Episodes
The 12-episode series follows the lavish lives of six successful Melbourne socialites as they live life on their own terms and enjoy the pampered and cultured lifestyle that the "world's most liveable city" has to offer.

[07/31/14 - 11:11 AM]
FOX Sports Tees Up Faxon & Fay for 2015 USGA Championships Coverage Team
Eight-time PGA TOUR winner Brad Faxon and former USGA executive director David Fay will serve as analysts alongside host Joe Buck, analyst Greg Norman and reporter/host Holly Sonders.

[07/31/14 - 10:56 AM]
"Tonight Show" Tops "Kimmel" and "Late Show" Combined for the Late-Night Ratings Week of July 21-25 in 18-49, Hitting a Five-Week High
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 21-25.

[07/31/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "BoJack Horseman" - New Trailer
The Netflix series - due on Friday, August 22 - features the voices of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Paul F. Tompkins and Patton Oswalt.

[07/31/14 - 10:00 AM]
E! Celebrates "Chelsea Lately" Throughout August with a Star Studded Run Up to the Live Finale on August 26th
As this groundbreaking show ends, E!'s "Queen of Late Night" will welcome some of the biggest names in Hollywood throughout the month of August, as well as some of Chelsea's fabulous friends.

[07/31/14 - 09:56 AM]
BBC America Announces Special Programming and Nationwide Theatrical Events to Launch "Doctor Who's" First Season Starring Peter Capaldi
Chris Hardwick will host "Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show" at 7:30pm ET and "Doctor Who: After Who Live" at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of "Intruders" on August 23.

[07/31/14 - 09:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Too Cute! Pint Sized" Delivers Double the Cute in Half the Time, Beginning August 16, at 8 PM ET/PT
Each episode focuses on two litters of the world's most delightful darlings, and with pint-sized episodes, the best moments of the first eight weeks of life are packed into one extra-cuddly half hour.

[07/31/14 - 09:10 AM]
Brady Quinn Joins FOX Sports for College Football & NFL Coverage
In the booth, Quinn pairs with two veteran play-by-play announcers, teaming with Tim Brando for college games and Dick Stockton when on NFL assignment.

[07/31/14 - 09:01 AM]
Cornell Bhangra Wins "Today's Got Talent" Contest, Joins the Top 48 Acts on NBC's "America's Got Talent"
The act will join the quarter-final rounds on "AGT" and perform live Tuesday, August 12 for the chance to win the $1 million prize.

[07/31/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Taxi Brooklyn" Sets Series Records in 18-49 and Total Viewers in Its Sixth Week on the Schedule
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 30.