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[12/29/06 - 02:32 PM]
Development Update: December 25-29 (Weekly Round-Up)
Several updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[12/28/06 - 08:36 PM]
Showtime Is Proud to Have Been Nominated for the Following Golden Globe(R) Awards
The pay channel hypes its six Golden Globe nominations.

[12/28/06 - 02:44 PM]
14 and Counting
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 18-24.

[12/28/06 - 02:42 PM]
BET Networks Wraps Up a Record-Setting 2006
BET maintains its rank as the #1 cable network total day and in weeknight primetime among black households as well as its target demo, blacks 18-34.

[12/28/06 - 10:26 AM]
Monday Night Football: Most-Watched Series in Cable Television History
The 17 games averaged 12.325 million viewers and are the biggest 17 household audiences for cable television in 2006.

[12/27/06 - 05:54 PM]
Bravo Acquires the Emmy Award-Winning Series "Taxicab Confessions"
The critically-acclaimed HBO series makes its basic cable premiere on Friday, December 29 with three back-to-back episodes (11 PM-2 AM ET/PT).

[12/27/06 - 05:53 PM]
NBC's 'Scrubs' Returns on January 4 -- But Fans Can Get Their Fix with a Sneak Peek of the Special Musical Episode on YoutubE.com Beginning December 29
The program's highly anticipated musical episode will broadcast on January 18.

[12/27/06 - 05:52 PM]
NBC Is #2 for the Week in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 18-24.

[12/27/06 - 05:49 PM]
The ABC Television Network Signs Agreement with Kecy-TV
Gulf California Broadcasting Co.-owned KECY-DT serves the Yuma, Az and El Centro, Ca television markets.

[12/27/06 - 06:23 AM]
The Simpsons Ring in 2007 with Their New Year's Resolutions
In preparation for the New Year, Homer, Marge and many of their fellow Springfieldians vow to change their ways in 2007.

[12/26/06 - 01:51 PM]
Eagles-Cowboys on NBC Highest-Rated Christmas Day NFL Game Since 1993
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, December 25.

[12/22/06 - 02:25 PM]
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Honoring Cops Killed in the Line of Duty
Saturday's episode will honor the names of more than 130 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2006.

[12/22/06 - 02:24 PM]
Eugene Gurkin Wants You! to Join "The Knights of Prosperity"
Launch campaign includes a "Wallet Drop," "Rock Star Receipts," text messages, "Cash Grab Booth" and the web site at www.JoinTheKnights.com.

[12/22/06 - 09:34 AM]
Development Update: December 18-22 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 20 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[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.







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[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:35 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 01:45 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
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