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[07/09/08 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 9
Updates include: Showtime to bring DC/Vertigo comic "Exterminators" to the small screen; Matthew Weiner sets end date for AMC's "Mad Men"; and Brie Larson joins Showtime's "The United States of Tara."

[07/09/08 - 04:46 PM]
The Greatest Generation in Color - Ww Ii Hd - a 10-Part Series on History(Tm) to Premiere in 2009
The project "will draw from over 3,000 hours of archival color footage, unearthed from archives and private collections scattered across the globe."

[07/09/08 - 04:45 PM]
Hallmark Channel Lassos #4 Spot in Weekly Prime Time Ratings with Original Movie Premiere, "A Gunfighter's Pledge"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[07/09/08 - 04:44 PM]
G4 Presents Unprecendeted Week-Long Primetime Coverage as the Official Broadcaster of the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit
G4 is bringing viewers 17 hours of jam-packed coverage from the 2008 E3 Media and Business Summit.

[07/09/08 - 04:12 PM]
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood Becomes the Most Watched Oxygen Telecast Ever Among Women 18-49
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 8.

[07/09/08 - 01:29 PM]
MTV's Award Winning Series' "True Life" and "Made" Are Taking Over the Airwaves with Brand New Episodes on Sunday, July 20th Starting at 1pm ET/PT
The "Made" installments include "Model," "Dream Date," "Mr. Chelmsford High School" and "Girly Girl to Motocross."

[07/09/08 - 01:27 PM]
Soapnet Announces the Acquisition of Five Additional Movies for Its "Sunday Night Movie" Franchise
"Moonstruck," "The Butcher's Wife," "Clue," "Mommie Dearest" and "Lucky 13" are among the offerings.

[07/09/08 - 01:26 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 8, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 8.

[07/09/08 - 01:25 PM]
ABC Hosts "Pushing Daisies" Pie Hole Pie Eating Contest at the Orange County Fair
Each night ten participants will wear a "Pushing Daisies" Pie Hole-themed bib and compete for a special prize.

[07/09/08 - 01:21 PM]
NBC to Air "The Baby Borrowers" Town Hall Special Offering Topical Follow-Up After Encore of Hit Reality Series Finale on Wednesday, August 6
In addition, viewers will be able to send in questions via nbc.com.

[07/09/08 - 01:19 PM]
TV Land Follows Sports Legend and Grillionaire George Foreman in New Original Reality Series 'Family Foreman' Premiering Wednesday, July 16
The six 30-minute episode series follows Foreman as he tries to balance fatherhood with his numerous business endeavors.

[07/09/08 - 01:17 PM]
CMT Presents "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza"
The one-hour special will tape on July 30 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville and premiere in November on the network.

[07/09/08 - 01:16 PM]
CMT Renews "My Big Redneck Wedding" for a Second Season
Tom Arnold returns with eight new episodes of eclectic nuptials beginning in October.

[07/09/08 - 01:14 PM]
John Rich Returns with a Second Season of CMT's Hit Series "Gone Country"
The new season features Sebastian Bach, Irene Cara, Mikalah Gordon, Jermaine Jackson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lorenzo Lamas and Sean Young.

[07/09/08 - 01:12 PM]
Maureen Mccormick, Bobby Brown and Carnie Wilson Check Into CMT's Newest Series, Outsider's Inn
The series premieres Friday, August 15 at 9:00/8:00c before moving to 8:30/7:30c the following week.

[07/09/08 - 09:28 AM]
CBS Is Going to the Dogs This Summer Courting Canine Lovers Coast to Coast
The Eye details its marketing campaign for its summer entry "Greatest American Dog."

[07/09/08 - 06:57 AM]
A&E Network to Broadcast First-Ever Live Episode of Criss Angel Mindfreak on Wednesday, July 30 at 10 PM Et
In "Building Implosion Escape," the world-renowned mystifier will be shackled in a six-story building in Florida that is loaded with explosives and set to detonate.

[07/09/08 - 06:48 AM]
Bio Channel Premieres New Original Talk Show 'Shatner's Raw Nerve' Hosted by William Shatner
The off-beat celebrity interview series will bow on Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/09/08 - 06:41 AM]
Bio Channel Aggresively Expanding Original Programming Slate
New series include "Shatner's Raw Nerve," "The Chris Isaak Hour," "Female Forces" and "Why I Ran."

[07/09/08 - 12:39 AM]
FOX Rocks Out with New Variety Show, "The Osbournes: Loud and Dangerous" (Working Title) Starring Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne
The series will "mix musical performances, comedy sketches and game-show competitions with the Osbournes' unique blend of humor and outrageous sensibility."

[07/09/08 - 12:37 AM]
Interview: "Scare Tactics" Host Tracy Morgan

[07/09/08 - 12:37 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Boldly Going Nowhere" (FOX, Script)

[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.







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