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[01/04/07 - 11:08 PM]
2006 Is Highest Rated Year Ever for G4, the Fastest Growing Network in 2006
In primetime, the network garnered a household rating increase of +78% - nearly doubling household impressions and making it the fastest growing network in 2006.

[01/04/07 - 10:17 PM]
At Large with Geraldo Rivera Returns to FOX News Channel
Because of his return to FNC, the syndicated "Geraldo at Large" will cease production in mid-January at which time FOX Television Stations will explore new syndicated fare to replace the program.

[01/04/07 - 08:59 PM]
G4 Goes Live to Gadget-And-Game Nirvana- the Consumer Electronics Show-To Offer TV's Most In-Depth Coverage: "G4 Presents Ces 2007"
The two-hour special will premiere Thursday, January 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/04/07 - 05:51 PM]
Hallmark Channel Surpasses 75 Million Subscriber Benchmark
The network has added 4.34 million homes year-to-year (Jan '07 vs. Jan '06), and nearly 43 million subscribers since its launch in August '01.

[01/04/07 - 05:50 PM]
Hallmark Channel Celebrates 2006 as Its Highest-Rated Year Ever
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for 2006.

[01/04/07 - 01:41 PM]
Everybody Loves Beauties and Geeks!
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 3.

[01/04/07 - 11:53 AM]
Diaz, Gyllenhaal, Swank and Woods Set as Presenters at Golden Globe Awards
The group joins the previously announced George Clooney, Salma Hayek, Felicity Huffman, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Stamos, Ben Stiller, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Weisz and Reese Witherspoon.

[01/04/07 - 11:52 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 3, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 3.

[01/04/07 - 11:51 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group Receives Eight Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
"Grey's Anatomy," "Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives" and "Boston Legal" each received two nominations.

[01/04/07 - 11:37 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2006: #20-11

[01/04/07 - 10:46 AM]
Temperatures Rise When MTV Premieres New Reality Drama Series "Maui Fever" on January 17 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The series, previously known as "Island Fever," tracks the "daily lives, loves and betrayals of seven locals living in paradise."

[01/04/07 - 10:45 AM]
Mgm, New Line Television and Comedy Central(R) Announce U.S. Syndication of 'Reno 911!' and 'Chappelle's Show'
Both series are targeting a fall 2007 launch.

[01/04/07 - 10:42 AM]
Showtime's Hilarious 'Laugh Out Loud' Comedy Platform to Premiere January 2007
Mo'Nique, Sarah Silverman, Alex Reymundo and Joe Rogan among those to be featured in the coming months.

[01/04/07 - 10:40 AM]
Netflix and NBC Join Forces Again to Offer Subscribers a Specially Produced DVD Featuring 'Heroes' Series Recap, Premiere Episode of New Drama 'The Black Donnellys' and Sneak Peek at New Series 'Raines'
New offerings include a never-before-seen recap of the first eleven episodes of "Heroes" as well as the pilots to the upcoming dramas "The Black Donnellys" and "Raines."

[01/04/07 - 10:37 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
HBO leads all networks with 10 nominations while "The Sopranos" and AMC's "Broken Trail" each get three nods.

[01/04/07 - 10:34 AM]
Sci Fi Scores Second Highest Fourth Quarter Ever Among Adults 18-49
The network had its second strongest fourth quarter ever among adults 18-49, trailing only the fourth quarter of 2002 when "Taken" premiered.

[01/04/07 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 4
Updates include: Pilot orders come from CBS and The CW plus Lasse Hallstrom and J.J. Abrams are tapped to direct two newcomers.

[01/03/07 - 09:26 PM]
The Truck Stops Here for Comedy Central's(R) Series Premiere of "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show" on Wednesday, January 17, at 10:30 P.M.
The newcomer begins its eight-episode run on the cable channel later this month.

[01/03/07 - 09:25 PM]
NBC Universal's 'Megan Mullally' Out in Syndie Shakeup
Distributor pulls plug on the syndie newcomer as its final broadcast is set for January 26.

[01/03/07 - 08:35 PM]
Demetri Martin Is a PersoN. He Has New JokeS. Viewers Tune IN. Comedy Central's(R) Latest One-Hour Stand-Up Special "Demetri MartiN. PersoN." Premieres Sunday, January 14 at 10:00 P.M.
From the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, Martin "combines his signature non sequitur humor with original animated short films, drawings and music."

[01/03/07 - 02:45 PM]
The Sun Sets on "The O.C." When the Series Finale Airs Thursday, February 22, on Fox
"[The season four] finale will also be the series finale. This feels like the best time to bring the show to its close," said Josh Schwartz, creator and executive producer.

[01/03/07 - 01:08 PM]
NBC Ties for #1 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of December 25-31
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 25-31.

[01/03/07 - 01:05 PM]
The N Mobile Premieres on Sprint
This launch marks the first presence of the teen network on a wireless platform.

[01/03/07 - 01:04 PM]
USA #1 Across the Board in 2006, Best Year Ever
The cable channel touts its finish as the #1 network on basic cable prime in all key demos.

[01/03/07 - 01:01 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 25, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 25-31.

[01/03/07 - 11:12 AM]
CBS Closes 2006 with Its 15th Straight Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 25-31.

[01/03/07 - 11:10 AM]
NBC Snf Averages 1.2 Million More Viewers Than ABC Mnf in 2005; NBC Is the Highest-Rated and Most-Watched NFL Broadcaster
Plus: FOX, CBS and ESPN's packages are also up from 2005.

[01/03/07 - 11:07 AM]
NBC.com and Yahoo! Giving Viewers Sneak Peek of NBC's "The Apprentice: Los Angeles" Premiere for First Time in the History of the Show
Fans can watch the first twenty minutes of the show on NBC.com and Yahoo!'s "The Apprentice" site beginning today.

[01/03/07 - 10:13 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2006: #30-21

[01/03/07 - 08:26 AM]
BET Taps 'The Wire' with the Basic Cable Premiere of the Peabody Award-Winning Drama
The first three episodes will be shown in a three-day marathon beginning Wednesday, January 10 through Friday, January 12 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT each night.

[01/03/07 - 08:24 AM]
Hell's Kitchen's Fiery Chef Gordon Ramsay Returns to FOX with "Kitchen Nightmares"
Newcomer will feature Gordon Ramsay as he hits the road, tackling a restaurant in crisis and exposing the stressful realities of trying to run a successful food business each week.

[01/03/07 - 12:07 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 3
Updates include: NBC gives pilot orders to three dramas; USA books Mary McCormack-led series; and Sony clears "David Young" in additional markets.

[01/02/07 - 11:44 PM]
'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Jeopardy!' Renewed Through 2011-2012
By the end of this new deal, "Wheel of Fortune" will have completed 29 seasons and "Jeopardy!" will have finished 28 seasons.

[01/02/07 - 10:53 PM]
G4 Now Available in 60 Million U.S. Households
The network's increased availability arrives as ratings continue to swell, with G4 currently celebrating its 17th consecutive month of year-over-year household ratings growth.

[01/02/07 - 05:59 PM]
Clooney, Parker, Stamos and Weisz Set as Presenters at Golden Globe Awards
The quartet joins previously announced presenters Felicity Huffman, Salma Hayek, Ben Stiller, Justin Timberlake and Reese Witherspoon.

[01/02/07 - 05:58 PM]
Hayek, Huffman, Stiller, Timberlake and Witherspoon Set as Presenters at Golden Globe Awards
The ceremony airs Monday, January 15 on the network.

[01/02/07 - 05:57 PM]
'Shooting Sizemore' Takes Aim at Actor's Road to Recovery
The cable channel details its new reality series, which premieres this Sunday at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/02/07 - 01:40 PM]
Stacy Keibler Guest Stars on ABC's "What About Brian" and "George Lopez"
The "Stars" alum will begin a seven-episode arc on "Brian" starting February 5 as well as guest star on "Lopez's" January 31 and February 21 episodes.

[01/02/07 - 01:39 PM]
Olivia Newton-John -- Multi Grammy-Award Winner and Beloved "Sandy" from Movie Musical "Grease" -- to Guest Star in NBC's New Talent Competition Series "Grease: You'Re the One That I Want" Premiering Sunday, January 7
She'll provide her words of wisdom and advice on the show's first two episodes.

[01/02/07 - 10:24 AM]
NBC Universal's Hit Talk Show "Maury" and Mindmatics Team Up for First-Ever Mobile Interactive Experience in National Syndication
A new mobile experience will allow viewers the opportunity to participate in a real-time interactive contest in several markets beginning January 3.

[01/02/07 - 10:23 AM]
Bravo Renews No. 1 Rated Food Series 'Top Chef' for a Third Helping and Kicks Off Nationwide Casting for New Season Staring This Month
Plus: this week's episode gets expanded to 70 minutes and will feature appearances by "Queer Eye's" Ted Allen And "Entourage's" Debi Mazar.

[01/02/07 - 10:12 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2006: #40-31

[01/02/07 - 12:11 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 2
Updates include: ABC greenlights "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," comedian Alex Reymundo lands Showtime deal; and writer/producer Josh Safran books two scripts.

[01/01/07 - 11:03 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2006: #50-41

[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).







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.