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[12/21/06 - 02:22 PM]
ABC Family's 'Ugly Betty' Marathon Helps Kick Off 'Be Ugly '07' Campaign on New Year's Eve
11-hour marathon will run on the cable channel on Sunday, December 31 from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT.

[12/21/06 - 02:21 PM]
2007 Will Be the Year to Be Ugly!
"Be Ugly '07" campaign to kick off with an original song by Jason Mraz that will be released through iTunes.

[12/21/06 - 02:19 PM]
ABC.com Gives Viewers a Special Gift Beginning December 25
The network will make all episodes to date this season of "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Ugly Betty" and "What About Brian" available on ABC.com.

[12/21/06 - 12:39 PM]
CBS Gives Mid-Season Comedy "Rules of Engagement" a Super Premiere
Among the network's various Monday changes: "Rules" will bow Monday, February 5 at 9:30/8:30c in place of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," which moves to 8:30/7:30c starting March 12.

[12/21/06 - 10:15 AM]
NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Boasts Three Original Star Studded Episodes in January
Brian Dennehy, Paget Brewster, Michael Michele, Blair Underwood, Kal Penn, and Adam Beach are among the latest guest stars on the series.

[12/21/06 - 10:13 AM]
Showtime Networks InC. to License the L Word(R) Apparel
A minimum of 10% of sales from the collection will be donated to charity.

[12/20/06 - 11:25 PM]
Shamrock VS. Gracie; Two of the Biggest Names in Mma to Square Off February 10 in First-Ever Elitexc Event
The two legends will square off in the first ever EliteXC event, to be televised live on Showtime, February 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (tape delayed on the West Coast).

[12/20/06 - 10:14 PM]
G4 Viewers Get "Arrested" on Christmas, with 11-Hour "Arrested Development" Marathon on Monday, December 25
11-hour marathon begins at 9:00 a.m. eastern time on Christmas Day.

[12/20/06 - 05:48 PM]
Hallmark Channel Launches on Comcast Cable Reaching Additional Viewers in New England
The network has expanded its reach throughout New England, including Boston, the state capital.

[12/20/06 - 10:43 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - February 2007
Highlights include the series finale of "Afro Samurai" and a marathon of "Pros vs. Joes's" second season.

[12/20/06 - 10:41 AM]
Season 5 of Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter' Goes Into Production in January in Las Vegas
UFC lightweight contenders B.J. Penn and Jens Pulver to serve as coaches on the new season, which will begin airing on Thursday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/20/06 - 10:40 AM]
Everyone's Favorite "God Warrior" Marguerite Perrin Returns to "'Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy" on January 19 and January 26
Perrin first appeared on the show to pay for her gastric bypass surgery and has since gone on to lose 94 pounds.

[12/20/06 - 10:38 AM]
IFC Expands Original Programming Slate with Non-Fiction Projects in 2007
"The Henry Rollins Show" returns for a second season on April 13 while comedian Janeane Garofalo will offer editorials in four episodes.

[12/19/06 - 11:41 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Love's Abiding Joy" Brings the Network Another Ratings Gift
2.5 million total viewers tuned into the network's latest holiday original movie.

[12/19/06 - 11:07 PM]
Adult Swim Dominates Young Adults in 2006 on Ad-Supported Cable Second Year in a Row
Adult Swim finished the year ranking #1 for 2006-to-date in total delivery of adults 18-34, men 18-34, adults 18-24 and men 18-24.

[12/19/06 - 10:30 PM]
X-Play Awards Best Video Games of 2006 on G4
"The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" took home "Game of the Year" honors.

[12/19/06 - 09:29 PM]
ESPN's NFL Coverage Up 43% VS. 2005
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 18.

[12/19/06 - 09:03 PM]
Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Has Renewed the Tyra Banks Show for Two Years on the FOX Television Stations
The series has been renewed for its third and fourth seasons, through the end of the 2008-2009 broadcast year, on the Fox-owned stations in 22 markets.

[12/19/06 - 08:52 PM]
TNT Claims Fourth Consecutive Year as Ad-Supported Cable's #1 Network in Total Day Among Key Adult Demos; TBS Scores with Ad-Supported Cable's Top Five Sitcoms, Including #1 Original Sitcom My Boys
TNT finished 2006 as ad-supported cable's #1 network in total day delivery of key adult demos.

[12/19/06 - 08:18 PM]
Court TV Wraps Up 2006 as Most-Watched Year Ever
The network posted best-ever figures among total viewers (913,000), adults 18-49 (389,000) and viewing households (719,000).

[12/19/06 - 02:43 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report December 19, 2006 for the Week of December 11, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 11-17.

[12/19/06 - 02:41 PM]
NBC Premieres "Poker After Dark" on JaN. 2
The nightly hour-long show, will air Monday - Saturday and features six poker professionals vying for a winner-take-all $120,000 first place prize.

[12/19/06 - 02:39 PM]
NBC Is #2 for the Week in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 11-17.

[12/19/06 - 02:36 PM]
CBS Rolls a Lucky 13
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 11-17.

[12/19/06 - 02:34 PM]
ESPN Acquires Minority Stake in Arena Football Multimedia Rights and Minimum of 26 Television Games Per Season
ESPN will televise a minimum of 17 regular-season games and nine playoff games -- including a minimum three Wild Card games, three Divisional playoff games, both Conference Championships and the Arena Bowl -- on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.

[12/19/06 - 10:16 AM]
Treat Williams, Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Pollak Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'The Staircase Murders' (Working Title), a Riveting True Crime Story Based on the Disturbing Case of a Best-Selling Novelist Accused of Murdering His Wife
The original movie, due to air in April, is based on the famed murder case of Michael Peterson, the novelist accused of killing his socialite wife in their North Carolina home.

[12/19/06 - 10:12 AM]
NBC Universal Interactive Television Has Ground-Breaking Year in 2006
The company's 40 iTV programs or events across 12 business units generated over 130 million web votes and SMS messages.

[12/19/06 - 09:11 AM]
AMC to Remake 1960s Classic Sci-Fi Thriller the Prisoner
Production on the network's first original sci-fi series in its 20 year history is scheduled to begin in spring 2007.

[12/19/06 - 09:02 AM]
Hank and the Gang Are Back with the 11th Season Premiere of "King of the Hill" Sunday, January 28, on Fox
The animated comedy will now air at 8:30/7:30c following "The Simpsons" while "American Dad" will slide to 9:30/8:30c.

[12/18/06 - 10:56 PM]
IFC and Southern Comfort Form New Partnership
IFC will team with Southern Comfort as the national distribution partner for a series of short-films telling the personal stories of New Orleans area musicians.

[12/18/06 - 10:33 PM]
The L Word (R) Creator and Executive Producer, Ilene Chaiken, to Launch Venture to Extend the Well-Known Brand Into Online Social Networking WorlD.
The new site is described as "a vibrant, full-featured social network on the Web for lesbians and their friends."

[12/18/06 - 10:32 PM]
NBC Launches Live Interactive 'Identity Challenge' Watch N' Win Game, Allowing Viewers a Chance at $10,000 Each Night During New Game Show's Week-Long Premiere
The interactive game will challenge viewers to select the one stranger, out of five, that they believe uses a specified product.

[12/18/06 - 09:45 PM]
Where There's a Will, There's a Bill! Catch the Hilarious Bill Burr in the All New Stand-Up Special "Bill Burr" Debuting Sunday, January 7 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
"From the Olsen Twins' 'alien' appearances to his fear of getting married to his opinion of Manhattan's Upper West Side, Burr covers topics everyone can laugh at and relate to," says the release.

[12/18/06 - 04:19 PM]
NBC Snf Up 16% Over Last Year's Week 15 "Mnf" Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 17.

[12/18/06 - 04:17 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast Live Post-Academy Awards(R) Special on Abc
For the second consecutive year, "Live" will follow the Oscars while host Ellen DeGeneres will guest on the show's February 20 broadcast.

[12/18/06 - 02:47 PM]
The N Explodes in 2007 When a Death Rocks Degrassi and Wedding Bells May Ring on Beyond the Break as the Teen Dramas Return Friday, January 5 at 8 P.M. (ET) and 8:30 P.M. (ET)
Rock band "Taking Back Sunday" will guest star on "Degrassi's" January 12 episode.

[12/18/06 - 02:46 PM]
VH1 Flows Outta Control with 'Ego Trip's the (White) Rapper Show'
Newcomer will follow "Flavor of Love" spin-off "I Love New York" on Monday nights in January.

[12/18/06 - 02:43 PM]
VH1 Mobile Launches 'Mobile Junk 20,' an Interactive Mobile Application Companion to VH1's Hit Viral Video Show 'Web Junk 20'
The new mobile application will give users the ability to upload video and photos taken with their mobile devices.

[12/18/06 - 02:42 PM]
TV Land Explores Entertainment's Longstanding Mysteries with the Debut of TV Land Myths and Legends
Six-part series will cover everything from the secret of which of Carly Simon's former lovers inspired her hit song "You're So Vain", to the truth behind a possible Poltergeist curse, to whether Barry Williams was really high during an episode of "The Brady Bunch."

[12/18/06 - 02:34 PM]
Marion Ross ("Happy Days") Guest Stars as Nora Walker's Mother, on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
She'll play Nora and Saul's not-so-loving mother in the show's January 21 installment.

[12/18/06 - 02:26 PM]
TBS Orders Nine Additional Episodes of Critically Acclaimed Comedy Hit My Boys
The additional episodes are slated to premiere this summer.

[12/18/06 - 11:11 AM]
CBS and Yul Log Sunday Wins
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, December 17.

[12/15/06 - 11:23 PM]
Lionsgate's Acclaimed Showtime Comedy Weeds Earns Four Golden Globe Award(R) Nominations - Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor
The studio touts its four Golden Globe nods for its Showtime comedy.

[12/15/06 - 08:34 PM]
NBC Grabs Nine Golden Globe Award Nominations While NBC Universal Dominates Entire Category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy Or Musical
The Peacock took four nominations in the "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Comedy or Musical" category.

[12/15/06 - 04:57 PM]
'Show Me,' 'Day Break' Out in Latest ABC Shuffle
The Alphabet pulls the plug on both series after each hit series lows in their most-recent airings.

[12/15/06 - 01:04 PM]
Development Update: December 11-15 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 50 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[12/15/06 - 12:40 PM]
ABC & Harpo Productions Announce Two Alternative Primetime Series: "Oprah Winfrey's the Big Give" and "Your Money Or Your Life"
The network orders eight episodes of "Big Give," in which "10 people will be challenged to take the money and resources they are given and multiply them to come up with the most powerful, sensational, emotional and dramatic ways to give to others."

[12/15/06 - 12:29 PM]
CBS Corporation Launches CBS Records
CBS also announced plans to make songs, music videos and other music-related content from CBS Records available for purchase and download at the iTunes Store.

[12/14/06 - 10:12 PM]
It's Wedding Bells & Wrestling Rings as MTV Greenlights Explosive New Series, "Bam's Unholy Union" & "Wrestling Society X"
Both series are set to premiere in January.

[12/14/06 - 09:01 PM]
HBO Receives 14 Golden Globe Nominations, the Most of Any Television Network This Year
The pay channel touts its 14 Golden Globe nominations.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.