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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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[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.