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[12/08/06 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: December 4-8 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 20 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[12/08/06 - 02:23 PM]
Interview: "The War at Home" Creator Rob Lotterstein

[12/08/06 - 01:51 PM]
Show Me the Money Picked Up for Six Additional Episodes; Premieres on a New Day and Time, Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M., January 2, 2007
The additional installments bring its season total to 13 episodes.

[12/08/06 - 11:37 AM]
CBS Interactive Partners with Artificial Life to Offer the First Avatar-Based Mobile Game Based on a Major TV Show -- the CW's "America's Next Top Model"
The innovative mobile game, which lets avatars -- or virtual characters -- live on user's cell phones, will be available in the U.S. immediately and shortly thereafter in Hong Kong and in many other countries as well.

[12/08/06 - 11:36 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 7.

[12/07/06 - 09:43 PM]
Kate Winslet Featured Guest on AMC's Hollywood Talkfest, "Sunday Morning Shootout" Hosted by Peter Bart and Peter Guber Dishes on the Oscars, Hollywood and Leonardo Dicaprio
Also on tap: Oscar Winning producer Irwin Winkler and "Little Children" director Todd Field.

[12/07/06 - 04:58 PM]
Lincoln Heights Premieres Monday, January 8, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Et
The new drama will serve as a lead-in to "Wildfire" starting Monday, January 8 at 7:00/6:00c.

[12/07/06 - 04:57 PM]
Before It Flies BY... Catch a "Smallville" Marathon Tracing Back to the Beginning of Clark Kent's Arrival to Earth
Nine-hour marathon airs Friday, December 29 from 11:00AM - 8:00PM ET/PT.

[12/07/06 - 04:55 PM]
Caridee English Is America's Next Top Model
The CW details the winner of the latest installment of "America's Next Top Model."

[12/07/06 - 02:02 PM]
The Cw, WbTV and Sunkist Team Up to Give Viewers the Opportunity of a Lifetime to Bring "One Tree Hill" to Their Hometown
New contest will give fans the opportunity to appear in an episode of the series that will be filmed on-location in the winner's hometown.

[12/07/06 - 02:01 PM]
Best Night in the CW's History
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 6.

[12/07/06 - 12:26 PM]
Nominations Announced for "The 49th Annual Grammy(R) Awards" with Winners to Be Named on a Special to Be Broadcast Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 11 on the CBS Television Network
Mary J. Blige leads the nominations with eight, followed by The Red Hot Chili Peppers with six and James Blunt, The Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin, Will.I.Am and John Williams with five.

[12/07/06 - 12:00 PM]
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ... Who's the Sexiest Gay of All?
Plus: "Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model" to return for a second season on OUTzoneTV.com.

[12/07/06 - 11:58 AM]
Bravo's "Top Design" Measures Up 12 Aspiring Interior Designers in the Series Premiere on Wednesday, January 31 at 11 PM ET/PT, Following the Second Season Finale of "Top Chef"
The series will then move to its regular 10:00/9:00c time slot on Wednesday, February 7.

[12/07/06 - 10:59 AM]
Rebecca Romijn Joins the Cast of ABC's "Ugly Betty"
She'll play the mysterious woman behind the mask who's been plotting to take over Mode Magazine.

[12/07/06 - 10:35 AM]
The King Returns Perched Atop Its Time Period Throne
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 6.

[12/06/06 - 11:15 AM]
Shocking New Twists Rock the New Season of NBC's "Apprentice," When 18 New Candidates Come to Los Angeles for the Toughest Competition Yet in the Show's History on Sunday, January 7 (9:30-11 P.M. Et)
Each week the winning team with live like Trump while the losing team sleeps in the backyard in tents.

[12/06/06 - 11:13 AM]
Season Two of Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winning Series Without a Trace Comes to DVD March 13, 2007 from Warner Home Video
The new set will contain all 24 episodes from the show's second season as well as bonus deleted scenes.

[12/06/06 - 11:11 AM]
TNT Presents Network Television Premiere of the Oscar(R)-Winning Epic Fantasy the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The entire trilogy will also be presented from beginning to end starting Sunday, December 17 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[12/06/06 - 10:27 AM]
USA Network Announces a Nashville Star Marketing Partnership with Sonic Drive-In
New season will once again team with the restaurant chain for a multi-media co-branded marketing partnership.

[12/06/06 - 10:25 AM]
Margaret Cho to Guest-Star on "'Til Death"
She'll play the wife of returning guest star Anthony Anderson in an upcoming episode.

[12/05/06 - 11:21 PM]
BBC America to Co-Produce New Comedies with Jennifer Saunders
Both comedies, "Clatterford" and "The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle," will launch on BBC America next year.

[12/05/06 - 08:32 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Holiday Movie Premiere, "The Christmas Card," Ranks #1 in Prime Time and Wins the Day on Saturday, December 2
The movie's 4.2 household rating marks the network's highest-ever-rated telecast.

[12/05/06 - 06:59 PM]
TNT and TBS Garner Big Victories with Original Programming
6.2 million tune into the network's "Librarian" sequel while "My Boys" scores among adults 18-34.

[12/05/06 - 04:17 PM]
ABC Announces the Premieres of New Comedies "The Knights of Prosperity" and "In Case of Emergency," Wednesday, January 3
In addition: "Lost" will return at a new time, 10:00/9:00c, on Wednesday, February 7 with all original episodes.

[12/05/06 - 04:15 PM]
Momentum Fuels the CW's Best Week Yet Powered by a String of Season Highs Across the Schedule
The CW spins the numbers for the week of November 27-December 3.

[12/05/06 - 04:14 PM]
ESPN's NFL Coverage Up 38% VS. 2005
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 4.

[12/05/06 - 12:36 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 27, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 27-December 3.

[12/05/06 - 12:34 PM]
Jason Lewis ("Sex and the City") Makes Guest Appearance on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
He'll play Chad Barry, a potential love interest for Matthew Rhys's character, in an upcoming episode entitled "Sexual Politics."

[12/05/06 - 12:32 PM]
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007 Includes Record-Setting Number of Live Performances from Times Square with Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts and Broadway's "Jersey Boys"
Other musical acts for the 35th consecutive year of the special will include Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Meat Loaf and Latin music phenomenon RBD.

[12/05/06 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Wins the Primetime Week in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 27-December 3.

[12/05/06 - 12:27 PM]
Universal Hd December Highlights
Original programming highlights include the "Del Webb Father/Son Challenge," "2006 ADT Golf Skills Challenge" and "Hilton Family Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular."

[12/05/06 - 12:25 PM]
Prom Night Turns Tragic on the Season Two Finale of the N's South of Nowhere Friday, December 22
The-N.com's "The Click" to feature new, exclusive webisodes and behind-the-scenes footage every Friday leading up to the two-part finale.

[12/05/06 - 12:23 PM]
VH1 Mobile Launches 'Celebhead,' an Original, Made-For-Mobile Series
Each episode is a "hilarious, short-form parody that uses the technique of first person camera to capture a celebrity's distinct point-of-view."

[12/05/06 - 10:32 AM]
TNT Teams with Executive Producers Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy and Dreamworks Television for Mystical Adventure Adapted from Stephen King and Peter Straub's the Talisman
The six-hour limited series, from the team behind "Into the West" and "Taken," will premiere in the summer of 2008.

[12/05/06 - 09:38 AM]
Victoria's Secret Models Go Mobile
Also, viewers can watch a day in the life of model Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio's own photo journal on CBS.com.

[12/05/06 - 09:36 AM]
Winners of "The 2006 Billboard Music Awards" Announced
Mary J. Blige takes home a whopping nine awards, including "R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year."

[12/04/06 - 11:47 PM]
Ben Stiller and Carla Gugino Stand Watch in "Reel Comedy: Night at the Museum" Premiering Monday, December 18 at 8:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
The special is hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt, who acts as a private guide for viewers when he meets up with the film's star, Ben Stiller.

[12/04/06 - 10:36 PM]
Love, Longing and Lots of Sand When Amanda Bynes Finds Herself 'Lovewrecked' January 21st on ABC Family
The original movie stars Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Fred Willard, Kathy Griffin and Lance Bass.

[12/04/06 - 10:10 PM]
We TV Expands Platform Programming Strategy
The network plans to launch two new one-hour anthology blocks in January: "Real Mysteries," a block of dramatic mystery-themed programming, and "WE Spotlight," a selection of original and acquired series and specials.

[12/04/06 - 09:25 PM]
It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
The "Julie Andrews Weekend" features "Mary Poppins" and a double feature of the "Eloise" movies.

[12/04/06 - 09:09 PM]
The Return of Courtney Love to Have Its U.S. Premiere on VH1 on Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 Pm
The film also features never-before-seen home movies of Courtney and Kurt.

[12/04/06 - 08:58 PM]
Oxygen Reaches Subscriber Milestone
The network is now available in 70 million homes.

[12/04/06 - 01:50 PM]
CBS Signs David Letterman as Host of the "Late Show" Through Fall 2010
"I'm thrilled to be continuing on at CBS," said Letterman. "At my age you really don't want to have to learn a new commute."

[12/04/06 - 01:50 PM]
Eminent Artists from Broadway, Nashville, Motown, Hollywood and Around the Globe Converge in Washington, D.C. to Salute This Year's Honorees at "The 29th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to Be Broadcast Tuesday, DeC. 26 on the CBS Television Network
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and Steven Spielberg are this year's honorees.

[12/04/06 - 01:48 PM]
Viewers Are Invited to Unwrap Special Encore Episodes of the Hit CBS Comedies "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men," on Christmas Night, Monday, DeC. 25
Three encore episodes of the sophomore comedy are set to run on Monday, December 25.

[12/04/06 - 01:47 PM]
Criminal Minds Gets Super Sunday Time Period
On Wednesday, November 29, the series delivered its largest audience to date with 17.95 million viewers tuning in.

[12/04/06 - 12:34 PM]
Mystery Fans Can Snuggle Up with Sleuth in December
Among its highlights: marathons of "Karen Sisco," "L.A. Dragnet," "EZ Streets" and "Miami Vice."

[12/04/06 - 12:32 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Powers NBC to #2 in November Sweep
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 3 and the November sweeps period.

[12/04/06 - 11:05 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, December 3, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 3.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.