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[10/20/06 - 08:48 PM]
IFC at Home in Americanese
IFC Entertainment continues an aggressive acquisitions trend by securing all North American rights to Eric Byler's award winning AMERICANese, to be released by IFC First Take in 2007.

[10/20/06 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: October 16-20 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[10/20/06 - 03:10 PM]
Shark Makes Its Case
"Shark" becomes the sixth newcomer to earn a full season of 22 episodes.

[10/20/06 - 01:29 PM]
It's Monday Night Football for NBC's Acclaimed 'Friday Night Lights' as a New Episode Is Scheduled to Run Monday, October 30
The Peacock touts its special "Lights" broadcast on Monday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/06 - 11:47 AM]
The CW Gives Full Season Orders to New Comedy "The Game" and "7th Heaven"
"The Game" becomes the fifth newcomer to earn a full season order.

[10/20/06 - 11:45 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, October 19, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/20/06 - 10:22 AM]
New TV Series, Vip Passport, Takes Late Night Viewers Along as Cast of Jet-Setting Friends Define and Experience the Ultimate Lifestyles in the World's Party Capitals
New late-night syndicated series, which launches the weekend of November 3, features reality alums Trishelle Cannatella and Jerry Ferris.

[10/20/06 - 10:19 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers for the Fifth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/19/06 - 08:47 PM]
The Dixie Chicks 'Make Nice' for VH1 Storytellers
The Dixie Chicks treated fans to an intimate performance during a taping of VH1 Storytellers at the Los Angeles Theater in Los Angeles on September 20.

[10/19/06 - 04:43 PM]
Bravo Shattered Records Last Night, Drawing Its Biggest Audience Ever
"Runway's" 5.4 million total viewers is Bravo's largest audience ever.

[10/19/06 - 12:25 PM]
NBC Does the Math by Adding 10 Additional Episodes of Its Hot New Game Show '1 Vs 100'
Order for additional episodes comes after just one airing.

[10/19/06 - 12:12 PM]
FOX Sets 'Prison,' 'Vanished' Finales, Books 'Nanny 911' Return
"Prison's" fall finale set for November 27 while "Vanished" will finish its first season on December 8.

[10/19/06 - 12:10 PM]
MTV Gives "Real World" Fans More Content Than Ever Before to Deeply Engage with "The Real World: Denver"
Series moves to a new night - Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting November 22 - for its 18th season.

[10/19/06 - 11:22 AM]
CBS Shelves 'Waterfront'
The Eye cans the series despite production being completed on four episodes plus the pilot.

[10/19/06 - 11:21 AM]
NBC Gives 'Friday' a Monday Showcase, Orders Additional Scripts
The Peacock asks for another seven scripts of the freshman drama, bringing its total backups to nine.

[10/19/06 - 11:14 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/06 - 11:13 AM]
Soapnet Will Encore Two Episodes of ABC's New Hit Series "Ugly Betty" Over the Next Two Saturdays
The episodes will air at 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight, ET on October 21 and 28.

[10/19/06 - 10:33 AM]
'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Telecast Draws Record 1.8 Million Viewers on Tuesday, October 17 Premiere
Broadcast was the highest rated and most watched event yet in the network's "Hip Hop Honors" franchise.

[10/19/06 - 10:32 AM]
TV Land Presents Twenty Five Hours of Howling Fun with the Munsters
The marathon airs Saturday, October 28, from 6am to 6am (all times ET/PT).

[10/19/06 - 10:31 AM]
Nick at Nite Haunts Viewers with Bone-Rattling Laughter on Halloween
"Tricks@Nite" features an all-new episode of the network's popular hidden camera series "Hi-Jinks" as well as a "Roseanne" marathon.

[10/19/06 - 10:29 AM]
Katie Couric Will Anchor "Campaign 2006: Election Night," CBS News' Election Night 2006 Coverage Highlighted by a One-Hour Live Primetime Special
One-hour live primetime special airs Tuesday, November 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), which will be updated live for the west coast.

[10/19/06 - 10:28 AM]
Criminal Minds Tops "Lost" in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 19.

[10/19/06 - 09:45 AM]
The King of Texas Is Back with the 11th Season Premiere of "King of the Hill" Sunday, January 21, on FOX
The veteran animated series returns after an eight-month hiatus.

[10/19/06 - 12:00 AM]
Oxygen Signs on for Battle of Style and Scissors with Hair Competition Series Tease, Hosted by Lisa Rinna
The "Dancing with the Stars" alum will host the newcomer, which bows in January.

[10/19/06 - 12:00 AM]
A.J. Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[10/18/06 - 04:00 PM]
NBC.com Is the #1 Broadcast Network Website Again
The site's "NBC Rewind" feature reached over three million video streams in its second full week of release.

[10/18/06 - 03:59 PM]
Bravo and Time Warner Cable Bring Interactive Television Back for 'Top Chef' Viewers
Feature will allow viewers to respond with their remote control to a series of topical questions and voice their opinions about the contestants.

[10/18/06 - 11:45 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 17, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 17.

[10/18/06 - 11:44 AM]
ABC News Announces Plans for Election Night, November 7
ABC News will broadcast live, one-hour specials on Tuesday, November 7 at 10:00 p.m., ET and 10:00 p.m., PT.

[10/18/06 - 11:31 AM]
Oxygen Keeps 'Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency' Open for Second Season
The network also greenlights "Tease," sets premieres for "Bad Girls Club" and season two of "Campus Ladies."

[10/18/06 - 10:08 AM]
The CW Climbs to Season's Best Tuesday in Target Demo of Adults 18-34 and Viewers
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 17.

[10/18/06 - 10:03 AM]
The CW Lets 'Runaway' Go
News marks the second cancellation so far this fall, the other being CBS's "Smith."

[10/18/06 - 09:44 AM]
Your Lights! Your Camera! Your Action! Aspiring Filmmakers Can Begin Their Journey to Hollywood on New FOX Series "On the Lot"
Hundreds of video submissions are now up and ready to view and critique on the newly expanded website.

[10/18/06 - 09:13 AM]
USA Wrestles Its Way to #1 Entertainment Network
USA spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/18/06 - 09:11 AM]
CBS Brand Channel Launches Today on Youtube
Clips of "Late Show with Dave Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "N.C.I.S." and "C.S.I.: Miami" are among the first offerings.

[10/18/06 - 09:08 AM]
CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery" Is America's Number One Program on Saturdays for the 2006-2007 Season-To-Date
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 14.

[10/18/06 - 09:08 AM]
A&E Network Pops the Question Regarding Gay Marriage with the Original Romantic Comedy Wedding Wars Premiering Monday, December 11 @ 9 PM ET/PT
The original movie stars John Stamos, Eric Dane, James Brolin and Bonnie Somerville.

[10/18/06 - 12:00 AM]
Stephen Colbert Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of "The Colbert Report" with an Auction of His On-Set Self-Portrait for Charity on Ebay
Proceeds from the auction will benefit "Save the Children."

[10/17/06 - 07:05 PM]
CBS Extends 'Close to Home', FOX Asks for 'Death,' 'Hour' Scripts
FOX has asked for additional scripts from all five its freshman series this fall.

[10/17/06 - 06:52 PM]
ESPN's Audience Up 17% Since Mnf Started
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 16.

[10/17/06 - 06:49 PM]
No Tricks, But Lots of Treats! Comedy Central(R) to Give Away a Scary Amount of Prizes During "Hall-O-Win Weekend" Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29
Grand prize winner to receive a home entertainment system, 48 others to take home "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance" game packs.

[10/17/06 - 06:48 PM]
Anarchy in the Uk Spreads to Comedy Central with the Network Television Premiere of "Shaun of the Dead" Saturday, October 28 at 9:00 P.M.
The cable channel also adds "Napoleon Dynamite" to its rotation.

[10/17/06 - 06:47 PM]
October Road Series Pick-Up Announced
ABC orders six episodes of the series, which stars Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon and Tom Berenger, for midseason.

[10/17/06 - 03:36 PM]
Since Launch, the CW Improves Over WB in Target Demos of Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/17/06 - 03:34 PM]
Fan Favorite Jane Leeves Returns to NBC for 'Twenty Good Years'
The Emmy-nominated "Frasier" alum will guest on this week's episode.

[10/17/06 - 03:32 PM]
Hot Numbers for 'Heroes' and '1 Vs 100' Spark Another Week of Year-To-Year Gains for Nbc
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/17/06 - 03:29 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, October 16, 2006 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 16.

[10/17/06 - 03:27 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 9, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/17/06 - 03:23 PM]
CBS Number One for the Week in All Key Measures
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/17/06 - 12:09 PM]
Move to Monday Boosts the CW Comedy Block
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 16.







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[01/16/18 - 02:00 PM]
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"With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Falchuk] and Tim [Minear] have done it again," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

[01/16/18 - 01:21 PM]
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One of the biggest annual automotive events in America, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, features thousands of bidders, leading athletes and celebrities and dedicated collectors all vying for their next one-of-a-kind ride.

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
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[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
Nickelodeon's Viral Sports Clip Series "Crashletes" Returns for an Epic Third Season, Premiering Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT) in TeenNick's NickSports Block
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[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event.

[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
PBS Announces "Native America," New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018
Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces "#MeToo, Now What?" (w.t.) New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018
Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, hosts the series, premiering Friday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Announces Key Authors, Celebrities and Notable Figures in the Entertainment, Sports, News and Literary Worlds Lending Their Voices to "The Great American Read"
The series launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Acquires US Broadcast and Digital Rights to Season Two of "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty"
In season two, international supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas.

[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Season Three of the Critically Acclaimed International Hit Drama Series "Versailles"
Since its debut on Ovation in the fall of 2016, the series has been a remarkable success for the network, both on air and across its social networks.

[01/16/18 - 09:06 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Art of Wine with Acquisition of "The Wine Show" Season One
Starring Matthew Goode and his good friend Matthew Rhys, "The Wine Show" take viewers on a fresh, accessible and thoroughly entertaining new journey into wine.

[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
Raelle Tucker and Scott Winant to Collaborate with Blumhouse Television to Produce Scripted Drama Series for Facebook Watch
The series, "Sacred Lies" (working title), is based on the classic Grimms Brothers tale, "The Handless Maiden" and the novel, "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes.

[01/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
New Action-Packed Series "Fly Guys" Set to Debut on Facebook's Watch
The non-scripted series will follow an all-star crew of Europe's most talented acrobats and professional stunt performers.

[01/16/18 - 08:36 AM]
Bear Grylls Invites the Facebook Watch Community to "Face the Wild" with New Electus/BGV-Produced Adventure Docu-Series Launching March 21
Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild.