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[07/22/08 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 22
Updates include: TNT greenlights Joel Surnow's drama pilot; Bill Burr back in business with Comedy Central; and the usual mix of casting news.

[07/22/08 - 04:07 PM]
Doctor Who Arrives to Itunes
Starting today, fans can purchase seasons one, two and three of the series.

[07/22/08 - 04:04 PM]
Lifetime Television Pays Tribute to Golden Girl Estelle Getty with 10 Special Episodes of the Popular Series, Friday, July 25 from 12-5pm (ET/PT)
Ms. Getty passed away today at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 84.

[07/22/08 - 04:02 PM]
Hip Hop Visionary Missy Elliott Performs on "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Thursday, July 31 with Top Four Crews
Plus: each crew will dance to a Missy Elliott song and emulate a challenging piece of choreography from the video.

[07/22/08 - 03:20 PM]
At the Movies, Television's Most Popular and Respected Movie Review Program, Names Two New Co-Hosts - Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz - and Adds Several Exciting New Segments to Show's Format
The revamped series will debut the weekend of September 6.

[07/22/08 - 12:24 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 14, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/08 - 12:23 PM]
The Six East Coast Audition Finalists Are Revealed on ABC's Reality Series, "High School Musical: Get in the Picture"
Finalists from the West Coast Auditions of the series will be revealed on Monday, July 28.

[07/22/08 - 12:21 PM]
Flashpoint Moving to Thursday, 10:00 Pm, ET/PT
The Eye confirms our report from yesterday about "Swingtown" and "Flashpoint" swapping time periods.

[07/22/08 - 11:40 AM]
CBS Has the Top 6 and 9 of the Top 10 Scripted Series of the Week Led by Number One "Criminal Minds"
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/08 - 11:13 AM]
NBC Universal's 'Stand Up for Diversity' Begins Its Expanded Search for the Nation's Funniest Diverse Comics with Kickoff in Chicago
In addition, comedian Bill Bellamy has agreed to be the celebrity spokesperson for the tour.

[07/22/08 - 11:09 AM]
Academy Award Nominee Rosie Perez to Guest-Star in Multi-Episode Arc on NBC's 'Lipstick Jungle'
Perez will play the role of Dahlia, Victory's (Lindsay Price) publicist, who brings a successful attitude to Ford's life.

[07/22/08 - 10:58 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Is #1 Or Tied for #1 Non-Sports in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Categories for the Week of July 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/08 - 10:25 AM]
Hugh Hefner and His Girlfriends Holly, Bridget and Kendra Guest Star on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' on Thursday, July 24 (8-10 P.M. Et) as Comics Head to the Playboy Mansion for an Unforgettable Comedy Challenge!
The Peacock details this week's installment of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/22/08 - 09:05 AM]
Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Kid Rock, Duffy, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, L'Il Wayne, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Rihanna Will Perform on the Fifth Anniversary of "Fashion Rocks," an Entertainment Special Celebrating the Best in Fashion and Music, Tuesday, SepT. 9 on the CBS Television Network
Ticket proceeds from the event will benefit "Stand Up To Cancer."

[07/21/08 - 09:32 PM]
CBS Swaps 'Flashpoint,' 'Swingtown'
Effective immediately "Flashpoint" will now run on Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c while "Swingtown" will head to Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/21/08 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 21
Updates include: Kathleen Munroe books "CSI: NY" arc and James Purefoy is in talks to topline NBC's "The Philanthropist."

[07/21/08 - 05:08 PM]
MTV Viewers Are Taking Over the "2008 Video Music Awards" Pop Phenoms Jonas Brothers Will Hit Stage for Their 1st Ever Vma Performance
MTV's 25th annual "Video Music Awards" will air live and only one time in its original incarnation, on Sunday, September 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/21/08 - 05:07 PM]
>MTV's Choose Or Lose & Kanye West Give Back to Iraq War Veterans with the Powerful MTV News Documentary "Choose Or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming" Monday, July 28th at 10pm ET/PT
In this one hour special, "Kanye West, along with MTV's Sway Calloway, give recently returned Iraq war veterans the surprise of their lives by unexpectedly visiting their homes."

[07/21/08 - 05:06 PM]
Hallmark Channel Goes on Location with First-Ever Online Series Premiering Friday, August 15
First up, "Location" visits the set of the network's original movie, "For the Love of Grace," starring Mark Consuelos, Chandra West and Corbin Bernsen.

[07/21/08 - 05:04 PM]
Torture! Slander! Starvation! "Comedy Central's Kenny VS. Spenny Volume One: Uncensored" DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, August 12
Bonus material includes never-before-seen competitions, deleted scenes and audio commentary by the show's stars.

[07/21/08 - 05:04 PM]
Comedy Central Home Entertainment(R) Releases "South Park: The Complete Eleventh Season-Uncensored" DVD to Hit Stores on Tuesday, August 12
The bonus material contains five-to-seven minute mini-commentaries on all 14 episodes by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

[07/21/08 - 01:51 PM]
Mythbusters to Air 11 Premiere Episodes Beginning August 6
The latest wave of episodes take on everything from exploding steak to the moon landing.

[07/21/08 - 01:40 PM]
Host Eva Longoria Parker and Cristian De La Fuente Announce Nominations for "The 2008 Alma Awards(R)"
The all-star event will air Friday, September 12 at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[07/21/08 - 01:39 PM]
Magid Media Labs Proves That CBS Online Video Streaming Delivers Younger Audiences to Its Shows
The study notes that "having full episodes available online is complementary to network broadcasts in that it delivers CBS a net positive audience."

[07/21/08 - 12:08 PM]
Emmy Nominee Amy Poehler to Star in NBC's New Comedy Series from Greg Daniels and Mike Schur, Executive Producers of NBC's 'The Office'
"This show suddenly got a hundred percent easier," said Daniels. "Amy shines in everything she does. She can make even bad material funny, and I know we can write bad material."

[07/21/08 - 12:07 PM]
NBC Announces Plan to Continue 'Infront' Presentations for Advertisers
NBC plans to host a similar event in April 2009, over a month before the traditional upfront week.

[07/21/08 - 12:06 PM]
Conan O'Brien Succeeds Jay Leno as Host of Late-Night Television's Preeminent Series, NBC's 'The Tonight Show,' in June 2009
"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" will begin on Monday, June 1 with Leno's last "Tonight Show" telecast airing Friday, May 29.

[07/21/08 - 09:29 AM]
NBC's Returning Drama 'Life' Gets Four Hours of Primetime Originals in Two Weeks on September 29, October 3, 6 and 10 and New Drama 'My Own Worst Enemy' Premieres October 13 for a Run of Originals in Fall
Plus: "Kath & Kim" and "30 Rock" flip slots; return date set for "Biggest Loser"; and finale booked for "Got Talent."

[07/21/08 - 09:06 AM]
History(Tm) Launches Minisite and Online Game to Support Premiere of Original Series Jurassic Fight Club
The minisite launches in advance of the "Jurassic Fight Club" television premiere on Tuesday, July 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/21/08 - 08:24 AM]
NBC Is 90% Sold for Beijing Games - on Pace to Set Olympics Record
"Advertisers across all categories are recognizing the power of premium content and the strength of the Olympic brand," said NBC's Seth Winter.

[07/21/08 - 07:45 AM]
Deal Or No Deal to Premiere in National Syndication on Monday, September 8th
Also hosted by Howie Mandel, the new syndicated edition has been sold in over 97% of the country.

[07/20/08 - 03:03 PM]
Oxygen Boasts Stellar Growth in 2008 "Live Out Loud" Ratings Milestones
Oxygen spins the numbers for the year to date.

[07/20/08 - 02:37 PM]
Janice Dickinson Moves in This SummeR... in Season Four of Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"
The new season rolls out Tuesday, August 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/20/08 - 02:32 PM]
Oxygen Picks Up Third Season of Hit Series "The Bad Girls Club" and Expands Show to One-Hour Format
The series is currently casting and scheduled to begin production in August, with season three scheduled to premiere this winter.

[07/20/08 - 02:26 PM]
Oxygen Picks Up High-Energy, Low-Fat Reality Competition Series "Dance Your Ass Off"
Scheduled to premiere in 2009, the series will be executive produced by Sally Ann Salsano's 495 Productions.

[07/20/08 - 01:45 PM]
Bravo Announces Development of 'American Artist' (Wt) from Executive Producer Sarah Jessica Parker and Magical Elves
Plus: "Make Me A Supermodel" and "The Real Housewives of New York City" get renewed; another "Top Chef" spin-off; and fall premiere dates.

[07/20/08 - 01:43 PM]
TelevisionwithoutpitY.com Announces the Tubey Awards
Starting today, fans can vote for 60 categories online on TelevisionWithoutPity.com.

[07/20/08 - 01:39 PM]
Sci Fi Unveils Sci Fi Ventures Portfolio of Businesses Encompassing Gaming, Publishing, Merchandising, Digital, Wireless and Youth Market
"SCI FI Ventures is a major initiative that demonstrates our commitment to building businesses and driving maximum value around the unique relationship we have with our audience," said the network's Dave Howe.

[07/20/08 - 01:38 PM]
Sci Fi Greenlights Three Original Series
Newcomers include "Cash or Capture," "Estate Of Panic" and "Outer Space Astronauts."

[07/20/08 - 01:37 PM]
Sci Fi Announces All-New Development Slate
Projects include an original miniseries in development with feature helmer Bryan Singer.

[07/20/08 - 01:36 PM]
Sci FI.com, the World's Largest Genre Entertainment Web Site Unveils Slate of Exclusive Original Programming
Offerings include a "Ghost Hunters" social network as well as 10 more "Battlestar Galactica" webisodes.

[07/20/08 - 01:35 PM]
Ghost Hunters Returns to Sci Fi for Season 5
The show's fifth season will deliver 25 episodes "of spine-tingling investigations" when it rolls out in 2009.

[07/20/08 - 01:34 PM]
Sci Fi Channel Greenlights 4-Hour Fantasy Adventure Mirabilis
David James Elliott and Natassia Malthe star in the project, which comes from Reunion Pictures, Industry Entertainment and RHI Entertainment

[07/20/08 - 01:33 PM]
Sci Fi Revs Up Movie Slate with Sunday Originals
The unprecedented 36 original action movies are up from 2008's slate of 24.

[07/20/08 - 01:32 PM]
Sci Fi Channel Brings Viewers the 'Spirit' of Halloween Season with Wall-To-Wall Programming!
The stunt includes "all-new episodes of Ghost Hunters, the 3rd annual Ghost Hunters Live Halloween event and the all-new 31 Days of Halloween programming extravaganza!"

[07/20/08 - 01:31 PM]
Emmy Winner Debra Messing Returns in the Emmy Award-Winning Hit Series 'The Starter Wife' Premiering Friday, October 10 at 10/9c on USA Network
The series had previously been set for Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/20/08 - 01:30 PM]
Mark Feuerstein Stars in USA Network Pilot "Royal Pains"
Plus: The pilot will be directed by Jace Alexander.

[07/20/08 - 01:29 PM]
All-Star Guest Cast On-Board When Everyone's Favorite Obsessive-Compulsive Detective Monk Hits Milestone and Solves His 100th Case
Eric McCormack, John Turturro, Howie Mandel, Sarah Silverman, Andy Richter, Brooke Adams, Sharon Lawrence, Ricardo Chavira, Kathryn Joosten, Jarrad Paul, Tim Bagley, David Koechner and Angela Kinsey to all appear in the landmark episode.

[07/20/08 - 01:28 PM]
USA Network and Saab Usa, a Division of Gm, Partner on "Burn Notice"
The brand will be integrated into the series as well as an online alternate reality experience called "Covert Ops."

[07/20/08 - 01:24 PM]
USA Network Announces New Cast of Characters on Its Development Slate
A slate of three new pilot scripts, COVERT AFFAIRS, OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS and STIFFS, were announced today.







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[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
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