[wednesday, september 03, 2008]    
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[09/03/08 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: September 2-3
Updates include: Ted Danson to get "Bored to Death" for HBO; plus "The Wonder Years" alum Bob Brush to revisit the 1980s for NBC.

[09/03/08 - 03:06 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winners Edward Asner and Rue Mcclanahan Star in 'Generation Gap' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering October 25
Ralph Waite and Alex Black also star in the film, due on Saturday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/03/08 - 03:05 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Wants America to Make the Ultimate Voting Decision This Election Season with "Gimme My Reality Show!"
AJ Benza, Traci Bingham, Gretchen Bonaduce, Kato Kaelin, Susan Olsen, Ryan Starr and Bobby Trendy are among those who want their own reality show.

[09/03/08 - 03:04 PM]
It's Doc-Tober for BBC America, with Five New Documentaries Premiering in October
Said originals include "My Fake Baby," "Sex Change Soldier," "Sugar Mummies," "Brothers and Sisters in Love" and "Britain's Youngest Grannies."

[09/03/08 - 02:49 PM]
Judge Joe Brown Returns for 11th Season on September 8
Starting Tuesday, September 9, the series will introduce "Bad Girls Tuesday," a themed episode that will air every Tuesday.

[09/03/08 - 02:47 PM]
CBS Has the Top Three Scripted Programs of the Week and Seven of the Top 10
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 25-31.

[09/03/08 - 02:46 PM]
Dance-Along Version of Hit Movie for Kids and Families, Disney's "Camp Rock," to Be Presented on Disney Channel U.S. Saturday, September 20 (8:00-10:00 P.M., ET/PT)
Since premiering in the United States on June 20, "Camp Rock" has reached over 45.4 million unduplicated viewers worldwide.

[09/03/08 - 02:44 PM]
Ratings Highlights for August 08 (Final National Ratings)
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/03/08 - 02:43 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 25, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 25-31.

[09/03/08 - 02:42 PM]
ABC Entertainment and TV Guide Announce Innovative Promotional Insert for "Dancing with the Stars"
Select copies of the September 15 issue will be polybagged with ten ABC-branded "Stars" judges paddles and weekly elimination charts.

[09/03/08 - 02:14 PM]
Sci Fi Soars with Most-Watched Summer Ever
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/08 - 02:11 PM]
Bravo Marks Highest Rated August in Network History with Double Digit Increases in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/03/08 - 01:26 PM]
Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television Wrestles with Shinereveille International
ShineReveille International will sell both the format and finished tape for BHE's upcoming CMT series "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling."

[09/03/08 - 11:18 AM]
9021-Omg!! New Drama Sets New Ratings Records for the CW
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 2.

[09/03/08 - 10:46 AM]
David Arquette Signs on to "My Name Is Earl"
He'll play a hapless amateur stuntman in an upcoming episode of the series.

[09/03/08 - 10:37 AM]
Lifetime Networks Names Emmy(R) Winning Producer and Veteran Programmer Joann Alfano ('30 Rock,' 'Scrubs,' 'Will & Grace') as Executive Vice President, Entertainment
She'll take over from Susanne Daniels, who will remain as a consultant to Lifetime Networks.

[09/03/08 - 10:18 AM]
NBC Takes the Post-Olympics Gold, Winning the Week of AuG. 25-31 in 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 25-31.

[09/03/08 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Top Design" Host India Hicks & Mentor Todd Oldham

[09/03/08 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Bones" Star David Boreanaz

[09/02/08 - 06:41 PM]
The Cw, Mrc Alter Sunday Plans
The CW has quietly postponed the launch of its Media Rights Capital-produced Sunday lineup until October 5.

[09/02/08 - 03:39 PM]
Inside Edition Begins Its 21st Season on September 8th
The series has ranked amongst the top 10 first-run syndicated programs every season for the past 20 years.

[09/02/08 - 03:38 PM]
A Mammoth on the Freeway and the Team's Most Terrifying Threat Yet
BBC America details the remaining installments of "Primeval."

[09/02/08 - 03:28 PM]
Emmy Award Winner Jennifer Aniston to Guest-Star on NBC's Emmy-Winning "30 Rock"
She'll play Claire Harper, "the free-spirited, 'Fatal Attraction'-like stalker" of Tina Fey's character in an upcoming episode.

[09/02/08 - 03:15 PM]
Mindblowingly Impressive Premiere of "Gossip Girl" Delivers Series Highs in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[09/02/08 - 03:01 PM]
Florence Henderson, Donna Mills and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Nominee Pam Grier Star in 'Ladies of the House,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Renovation Runs Amok October 18
The original movie is billed as "the powerful story of friendship and self-discovery."

[09/02/08 - 01:50 PM]
Ted Raimi to Guest Star in Highly-Anticipated Action-Adventure Series "Legend of the Seeker"
Plus: David de Lautour will have a recurring role on the series as Michael Cypher, brother of Richard (Craig Horner).

[09/02/08 - 11:03 AM]
7.7 Million Viewers Watch Premiere of TNT's Raising the Bar, Setting Record as Ad-Supported Cable's Biggest Series Launch of All Time
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[09/02/08 - 09:49 AM]
TV Land Advances Network Evolution with "TV Land Prime" on October 6
Plus: the cable channel orders seven pilots, including the newly announced "I've Got Your Number," "Boomerangers" and "How Rich Are You?"

[09/02/08 - 08:27 AM]
Star Wars(Tm): The Clone Wars(Tm) Premieres on Cartoon Network Friday, October 3
The series will be joined by fellow newcomer "The Secret Saturdays" and current hit "Ben 10: Alien Force."

[09/02/08 - 06:53 AM]
History Was Made Last Night on NBC's Hit Game Show, 'Deal Or No Deal' When 7-Months Pregnant Contestant Jessica Robinson from Sandy, Utah Became the Very First One-Million Dollar Winner as Part of the Million Dollar Mission
In over three years and 246 games in the history of "Deal or No Deal" on NBC, no one had won the million dollar top prize.

[09/01/08 - 10:38 AM]
CBS Is Exclusive Broadcast Advertiser in People Magazine's SepT. 22 Issue
The issue, featuring 20 ads (consecutive right hand pages, spreads and gatefolds), will be on stands September 12.

[09/01/08 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Prison Break" Star Wentworth Miller

[08/31/08 - 05:34 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Sons of Anarchy" (FX)

[08/30/08 - 05:03 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Shield, The" (FX, Season Seven)

[08/29/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 29
Updates include: E! sets return dates for its signature shows; Ricky Schroder to helm a Sci Fi original; and even more casting news.

[08/29/08 - 05:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Prison Break" (FOX, Season Four)

[08/29/08 - 02:54 PM]
Five Players Remain After a Surprise Double Eviction Last Night on "Big Brother 10"
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/29/08 - 11:12 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Gossip Girl" (The Cw, Season Two)

[08/28/08 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: August 27-28
Updates include: "Back to You" co-creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd land a hefty put pilot commitment from ABC.

[08/28/08 - 02:52 PM]
Trading Spaces Returns with All-News Episodes Beginning September 20, 2008 at 10 PM ET/PT
The upcoming 13 episodes will air as part of the show's eighth season.

[08/28/08 - 02:51 PM]
Bravo Scores with "Shear Genius" Finale
Bravo spins the numbers for August 26-27.

[08/28/08 - 12:47 PM]
CBS Fall Preview Show Primetime Special, Hosted by "The Insider's" Lara Spencer, to Be Broadcast Friday, SepT. 5, 9:00-9:30 Pm, ET/PT
The special will also be available on TV Guide Channel and as video on demand to customers of Comcast, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS.

[08/28/08 - 12:46 PM]
Gary French and Paula Warner Take the Reigns as Co-Heads of Production at ABC Studios
Both retain their titles as senior vice president, but will now be reporting directly to ABC Studios President Mark Pedowitz.

[08/28/08 - 12:45 PM]
Michael Phelps, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johansson, High School Musical 3 Cast, Ciara & Twilight Cast to Present at "2008 MTV Video Music Awards"
In addition, DJ AM and Travis Barker will rock the party by mixing live drum beats to scratched records throughout the show.

[08/28/08 - 11:28 AM]
NBC's Smash Hit Summer Series 'America's Got Talent' Renewed for Another Fun-Filled Season
"[The series] has produced the most successful winner in reality television history," said NBC's Craig Plestis. "This is the only show where truly unique and talented performers can achieve their ultimate dream. There's nothing like it on television."

[08/28/08 - 09:53 AM]
NBC Announces Contestants for Exciting New Family Edition of Hit Weight Loss Series "The Biggest Loser," Premiering Tuesday, September 16 (8-10 P.M. Et)
The new season features "four husband-and-wife teams and four parent-child duos trying to lose weight through diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000."

[08/28/08 - 09:27 AM]
TNT Springs for Tolls in Atlanta, Orlando, Philadelphia and Chicago to Spread the Word About New Drama Raising the Bar
"With so many people on the roads Labor Day weekend, it's a perfect time to get our message out about the premiere of this outstanding new drama series," said TNT's Tricia Melton.

[08/28/08 - 09:26 AM]
NBC to Pick Up Nine Additional Episodes of Returning Drama 'Chuck' to Complete Full-Season Order for 2008-09
"We couldn't be more excited with the creative direction Josh (Schwartz) and his team are executing on 'Chuck,'" said NBC's Teri Weinberg.

[08/28/08 - 08:44 AM]
TLC Takes You Back Inside the Reality of Child Beauty Pageants
Look for both "Painted Babies at 17" and "Toddlers & Tiaras" on Sunday, September 7 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/28/08 - 07:05 AM]
Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award Winner Harry Connick, JR. Stars in Lifetime Original Movie, 'Living Proof,' Premiering Saturday, October 18
The film continues Lifetime's quest to support their Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign.

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[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."