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[10/23/06 - 08:50 PM]
IFC Shows Who's Boss
IFC Entertainment announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights for all media to Academy Award(R) nominee Lars Von Trier's ("Dancer in the Dark," "Dogville," "Manderlay") Danish comedy "Boss of it All."

[10/23/06 - 08:49 PM]
What Would Be the Most Horrific, Shocking, Frightening Movie Scene of All Time?
Americans just want to see Paris Hilton scream, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the cable network AMC.

[10/23/06 - 03:55 PM]
Spike TV Goes 'Inside the Ufc' with New Weekly Magazine-Style Series
Joe Rogan will host the new UFC-themed newsmagazine, which premieres Thursday, November 9.

[10/23/06 - 03:54 PM]
Oxygen Strikes a Pose! the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Begins Production on Season Two and Holiday Special
The network confirms its second season renewal, which will see the series expand to hourlong installments. Also: a holiday special is due in December.

[10/23/06 - 03:52 PM]
New FOX Reality Original Series ''The Academy'' (Working Title) Follows Grueling Training in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Where Recruits Are Pushed to Their Limits
The new docu-reality series will premiere in May of 2007 on the cable channel.

[10/23/06 - 03:51 PM]
Rhi Entertainment and Sci Fi Channel Announce New Production Deal for 10 Exciting New Movies
Among the titles in the works for 2007: "Grizzly Rage," "Maneater," "Eye of the Beast," "Blood Monkey" and "In the Spider's Web."

[10/23/06 - 03:49 PM]
It's Like ... VH1 Films and Paramount Home Entertainment Present an Outrageously Rad Send-Up of Everyone's Favorite 80s Movies from the Co-Creator of 'Chappelle's Show'
VH1 will premiere the direct-to-DVD film on November 4, three days before its DVD release.

[10/23/06 - 03:35 PM]
Kristanna Loken Turns Superhero
The "Terminator 3" star has been tapped for the lead role in the upcoming "Painkiller Jane" series, due in the spring of 2007.

[10/23/06 - 03:34 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Ghost Hunters' Live!
Six-hour special to feature an appearance by "ECW's" CM Punk.

[10/23/06 - 03:32 PM]
Kevin Federline Returns to Monday Night Raw October 23
Last week, Mr. Britney Spears was on the receiving end of John Cena's powerful F-U slam.

[10/23/06 - 02:58 PM]
Interview: "Brothers & Sisters" Executive Producer Ken Olin

[10/23/06 - 12:32 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, October 22, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 22.

[10/23/06 - 12:30 PM]
2006 American Music Awards Asks the Public to Choose Their Favorite Artist of the Year for the Third Annual T-Mobile Text-In Award
Vying for the T-Mobile Text-In Award are Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Daniel Powter, Pussycat Dolls and Rascal Flatts.

[10/23/06 - 12:29 PM]
The CW's "Friday Night Smackdown" Climbs to Its Most Watched Telecast of the Season
The CW spins the numbers for Friday, October 20.

[10/23/06 - 10:26 AM]
Renowned Designer Todd Oldham Named Host of Bravo's All-New Interior Design Competition Series 'Top Design'
Jonathan Adler, Margaret Russell and Kelly Wearstler also tapped as judges on the series, which will premiere in first quarter 2007.

[10/23/06 - 09:57 AM]
FOX Offers Thrills and Chills This November Sweeps
The network details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[10/23/06 - 08:42 AM]
Road Rules Returns as the Next Generation of Interactive Reality TV
The series, which hasn't aired since September of 2004, will return for a 14th season in January.

[10/23/06 - 08:41 AM]
Get Ready for Big-Time Laughs! the World Premiere of "Ralphie May: Girth of a Nation" Debuts Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 P.M.*
The "Last Comic Standing" alum gets a brand-new stand-up special on the cable channel.

[10/23/06 - 08:40 AM]
Comedy Central's "Indecision 2006" Presents "Battlefield Ohio: The Daily Show's Midwest Midterm Midtacular" Covering the Mid-Term Elections from the Ohio State University's Roy Bowen Theatre Premiering Monday, October 30-Thursday, November 2 at 11:00 P.M.*
The series will air episodes taped at the Roy Bowen Theatre at Ohio State University during the week of Monday, October 30.

[10/23/06 - 08:39 AM]
Comedy Central Announces the Winner of Its User-Generated Broadband Competition
"Awesome Friends," the winning "test pilot," gets a six episode broadband development deal on Comedycentral.com.

[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."

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[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Bones: The Final Chapter" to Premiere Tuesday, January 3, on FOX
The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.

[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Delivers Big for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 2 is up 36% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[10/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
World Series Game 2 Posts 11.3 Overnight Rating, Drives FOX to Primetime Victory for Second Consecutive Night
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/16 - 08:52 AM]
TV One's "Rickey Smiley for Real" Returns for a Third Season, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 P.M. ET
While Rickey Smiley continues to struggle to maintain his sanity by juggling his hectic business, family and personal schedules, the show will also follow the hilarity and hi-jinx of his family and co-workers.

[10/27/16 - 08:16 AM]
Disney Channel Sees Future in Spin-Off of "That's So Raven"
As the pilot story goes, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

[10/27/16 - 07:38 AM]
James Bay, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Vives with Shakira to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting.

[10/27/16 - 07:00 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Two Live Shows During Election Week on CBS
On Monday, November 7, Stephen Colbert will be joined by Don Cheadle, Katherine Waterston and musical guest Drive-By Truckers.

[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.