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[02/21/07 - 11:55 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 12, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 12-18.

[02/21/07 - 02:40 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of FeB. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 12-18.

[02/21/07 - 02:34 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 12-18.

[02/21/07 - 02:31 PM]
Season Two of the Powerful Police Drama, the Closer, Arrives on DVD May 29, 2007 from Warner Home Video
The four-disc collection features all 14 episodes from the series' second season, along with bonus material, and will retail for $39.98 SRP.

[02/21/07 - 10:50 AM]
Top Models Know No Borders - VH1 Brings Australia's Next Top Model Exclusively to U.S.
Beginning Monday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c, VH1 will premiere the Australian version of this popular franchise for the first time in America.

[02/21/07 - 10:49 AM]
Rodale and VH1 to Launch the Celebrity Fit Club Online Weight Loss Service Based on VH1's Hit Series
The subscription-based weight loss site will launch in early April to coincide with the debut of "Celebrity Fit Club 5" premiering Sundy, April 15.

[02/21/07 - 10:48 AM]
Spike TV Joins Forces with GametrailerS.com on 'Game Head' the Ultimate TV Show for Gamers
On Friday, February 23, Spike TV will unveil the new "Game Head," featuring "On Location" and "GameTrailers Download" segments produced by the premiere /video site for gamers, GameTrailers.com.

[02/21/07 - 10:02 AM]
American Idol's Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick Named Executive Producers for "59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 16 on FOX.

[02/21/07 - 10:00 AM]
Former "Idol" Winner Fantasia to Perform on "American Idol" Thursday, FeB. 22, on Fox
Season three winner Fantasia will perform live and make a special announcement on the results show this Thursday.

[02/21/07 - 09:57 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Hit Comedy Series "My Name Is Earl" Available Now on Digital Platforms Following Deal Between 20th Century FOX TV and NBC
"My Name is Earl" is the highest-rated series from a third party network/studio to be made available to consumers via digital platforms.

[02/21/07 - 09:55 AM]
The Stars Align for a Fourth Season of ABC's Hit Alternative Series, "Dancing with the Stars"
Among the participants are a current Olympic Gold Medalist, a member of the 1992 Men's U.S. Olympic Basketball Dream Team, and an undefeated female boxer - the first female athlete to compete on the series.

[02/21/07 - 12:52 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 21
Updates include: CBS, NBC and FOX add comedy pilots, directors set on a dozen half-hours and Marc Cherry to remain with "Housewives" through May 2011.

[02/20/07 - 04:01 PM]
America's Most Wanted Goes Beyond the Movie Screen: The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer Saturday, February 24, on Fox
In a special episode airing this Saturday, host John Walsh will examine the true story of the Zodiac murders, and lay out the clues that could finally lead to the elusive serial killer's capture.

[02/20/07 - 04:00 PM]
Smackdown Powers to the CW's Highest-Rated Friday in Target Men Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Friday, February 16.

[02/20/07 - 01:02 PM]
CBS Paramount Network Television and the CW Add Hit Shows to the Itunes Store
"Everybody Hates Chris" and "Girlfriends" are now available on iTunes while "America's Next Top Model" is due next month.

[02/20/07 - 12:46 PM]
Amanda Tapping Dives Into 'Atlantis'
Tapping will appear in 14 episodes of "Atlantis's" fourth season while Jewel Staite is set for an eight episode arc. Plus: "SG-1" alum Claudia Black to guest on "The Dresden Files."

[02/20/07 - 12:43 PM]
FOX Reality's Original ''American Idol Extra'' Is Back for a Second Season Giving ''American Idol'' Fans the Exclusive, First Interview Plus More Behind-The-Scenes Excitement!
The series returns on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30/5:30c with new host JD Roberto.

[02/20/07 - 11:49 AM]
Quick Take for Monday, February 19, 2007 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 19.

[02/20/07 - 10:51 AM]
Two and a Half Men Posts Its Second Its Second Best Deliveries of the Season in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 19.

[02/20/07 - 10:47 AM]
Fire and Rainn on "Saturday Night Live" February 24
"The Office's" Rainn Wilson will host said installment with musical guest The Arcade Fire.

[02/20/07 - 10:45 AM]
Popular NBC Daytime Star Alison Sweeney Named New Host of NBC's Hit Reality Weight-Loss Series 'The Biggest Loser'
The "Days of Our Lives" star is tapped as the new host of the weight-loss series, which will begin taping its fourth season this spring.

[02/20/07 - 10:43 AM]
TV Land Myths and Legends Scores with Viewers
The newcomer averaged 819,000 viewers for its inaugural six-week run.

[02/20/07 - 10:41 AM]
Spike TV Plays Amateur Detective to Solve Real-Life Crimes in 'Murder'
The new unscripted series, due this summer, lets amateur sleuths try to correctly solve a real homicide pulled directly from police files.

[02/20/07 - 12:39 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 20
Updates include: "Sleeper Cell" reaches its end, Melinda Clarke joins CBS's "The Man" and other casting news.

[02/19/07 - 12:29 AM]
Development Update: Monday, February 19
Updates include: Jill Clayburgh and Natalie Zea find ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," Summer Glau joins FOX's "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and more!

[02/16/07 - 05:08 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 15, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 15.

[02/16/07 - 05:07 PM]
The New Cast of ABC's Hit Series "Dancing with the Stars" to Be Officially Announced on Wednesday, February 21, on ABC News' "Good Morning America"
In addition, the first interview with one of the new celebrities will take place that night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

[02/16/07 - 12:13 PM]
'Deal Or No Deal' Shifts to Sundays (9-10 PM Et) Followed by 'The Apprentice: Los Angeles' (10-11 PM Et) Beginning March 4, While 'Crossing Jordan' Moves Into Its New Home on Wednesdays (9-10 PM Et), Starting March 7 on Nbc
The Peacock to make Sundays "all reality" while Wednesdays will shift to "all drama."

[02/16/07 - 12:11 PM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 15.

[02/16/07 - 11:11 AM]
The N Greenlights the Third Season of the Critically Acclaimed Teen Drama South of Nowhere from the Tom Lynch Company
16 new episodes of the series are due to begin airing this fall.

[02/16/07 - 11:10 AM]
Spike TV and Major League Eating (Mle)(Tm) Announce Four-Event Pact
The first event, "MLE: St. Patrick's Day Chowdown" will air on St. Patrick's Day emanating from Savannah, Georgia and involve the consumption of corned beef and cabbage, beef tongue and green donuts.

[02/16/07 - 10:50 AM]
Zooey Deschanel Wakes Up in O.Z. in Sci Fi's 'Tin Man' Mini
Nick Willing ("Jason & The Argonauts," "Alice in Wonderland") has also been added as director of the project.

[02/16/07 - 10:31 AM]
FOX Renews Hit Series "House" and "Bones" for 2007-2008 Season
"House" achieved its highest-rated broadcast ever among adults 18-34, teens, women 18-34 and men 18-49/18-34 earlier this week.

[02/16/07 - 12:42 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 16
Updates include: Ryan Murphy gets new overall deal/season of "Nip/Tuck," the CW lines up pilot directors and TBS adds Frank Caliendo's sketch comedy series.

[02/15/07 - 04:14 PM]
The Big Finish! "Beauty and the Geek" Posts Best Finale Ever
The CW spins the numbers from Wednesday, February 14.

[02/15/07 - 04:14 PM]
Don't Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like the Nine Finalists of "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" on the CW
Judges on the series include the group's founder and choreographer, Robin Antin, along with Ron Fair, Chairman of Geffen Records, and Grammy Award-winning performing artist Lil' Kim.

[02/15/07 - 04:13 PM]
Chris Castallo Named Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment
Castallo - previousy a Senior Vice President, Development at NBC - is charged with developing new alternative programs, including reality, game shows and other non-scripted programming.

[02/15/07 - 04:09 PM]
I'M Sorry to Tell You -- You'Ve Both Been Eliminated from the Race -- Now What?
CBS's Innertube is set to launch "Elimination Station," a new web series which looks at what happens after teams are eliminated from "The Amazing Race."

[02/15/07 - 12:19 PM]
Csi: Ny Tops "Lost" for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 14.

[02/15/07 - 12:18 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, February 14, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 14.

[02/15/07 - 12:17 PM]
Production Begins March 5 on "The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?" (Fka "The Imposter"), an Hour-Long Weekly Alternative Series Slated for Summer 2007 on Abc
Auditions will be held in four cities - Los Angeles (March 5-6), Las Vegas (March 11-12), New York (March 20-21) and Orlando (March 28-29).

[02/15/07 - 11:35 AM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of February 5-11): 'Sky' Huge for Lifetime, 'Battlestar' Hits Series Low
Plus: USA claims four of the top 10 spots on cable and Bravo's "Top Design" audience falls in half.

[02/15/07 - 10:28 AM]
In an Unprecedented Marketing Push, FOX Will Debut New Comedy Series "The Winner" Across Multiple Platforms Prior to Broadcast Premiere
Cross-divisional initiative spans internet streaming, download-on-demand, in-flight entertainment, I-Tunes and DVD.

[02/15/07 - 10:27 AM]
Top 24 "American Idol" Semifinalists Revealed!
Next week, the 24 contestants will be split into two groups - 12 males and 12 females - who will each perform a song of his or her choice for America.

[02/15/07 - 10:26 AM]
More Border Injustice?
"America's Most Wanted" will tackle the controversy over the imprisonment of two U.S. Border Patrol Agents for wounding an illegal immigrant accused of drug smuggling on Saturday's episode.

[02/15/07 - 12:21 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 15
Updates include: Lead roles in store for Parker Posey, Matthew Lillard, Anthony Anderson, Katheryn Winnick and Christopher Sieber plus new pilots from CBS and the CW.

[02/14/07 - 10:02 PM]
AMC Premieres 'And the Nominees Are' Featuring Original Movie Programming Leading Up to Academy Awards Ceremony
"And The Nominees Are" is a programming initiative celebrating the best in film through the network's original series "Sunday Morning Shootout."

[02/14/07 - 02:07 PM]
Oxygen Launches Online Contest to Name Tori Spelling & Dean Mcdermott's B&b
The network also moves up the show's premiere to Tuesday, March 20 at 10:30/9:30c.

[02/14/07 - 02:06 PM]
NBC's Hit Game Show 'Identity' Returns to the Schedule Fridays Beginning March 16
The series will return on Friday, March 16 at 9:00/8:00c before moving to its regular time slot at 8:00/7:00c the following week on March 23.

[02/14/07 - 02:04 PM]
Love Is in the Air for Two Contestants on NBC's "The Apprentice: Los Angeles," Airing Sunday, February 18 (9-10 P.M. Et)
This week's task for the thirteen remaining candidates is to put on a promotional event for the internet-based travel service Priceline in a southern California mall.







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[02/21/17 - 10:17 AM]
Video: Nickelodeon's "The Fairly Odd Phantom" Animated Short Features Butch Hartman's Characters All Together for First Time
The original animated short features an ensemble cast of characters from the Nickelodeon animated series created by Butch Hartman: "The Fairly OddParents," "Danny Phantom," "T.U.F.F Puppy" and the brand-new "Bunsen is a Beast."

[02/21/17 - 10:15 AM]
"The Mick" Renewed for a Second Season on FOX
"From the earliest stages of development, all of us at FOX had enormous faith in 'The Mick,' and it hasn't disappointed," said David Madden.

[02/21/17 - 10:13 AM]
"Jerrod Carmichael: 8," Featuring the Comedy Star in His Second HBO Special, Debuts March 11
Taped in December before a live audience at historic Masonic Hall in New York City, the show features his subversive, thought-provoking take on cultural norms.

[02/21/17 - 10:12 AM]
"Cries from Syria," An Unforgettable Account of the Five-Year Syrian Civil War from the Inside, Debuts March 13 on HBO
This harrowing film tells the story of a people who, despite great suffering, have never lost hope for a better tomorrow.

[02/21/17 - 09:57 AM]
WGN America Presents "Breaking Free," A Documentary Special On The Underground Railroad Ahead of the Season Two Premiere of Its Critically Acclaimed Scripted Series "Underground" Premiering March 8
Viewers will get a chance to see the making of "Underground" season two and hear from cast, crew and civil rights leaders on why this story deserves to be told today.

[02/21/17 - 09:50 AM]
Freeform's March Funday Weekend-Long Programming Event Airs March 18 and 19
Spring is just around the corner, but before you go bouncing into the great outdoors, spend one last lazy weekend with Freeform's Funday programming event.

[02/21/17 - 09:19 AM]
Showtime(R) to Present World Premiere of New Drama Series "I'm Dying Up Here" at SXSW(R)
The fictional series explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched.

[02/21/17 - 09:17 AM]
"@midnight with Chris Hardwick Live" Returns to SXSW on Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on @facebooklive in Austin
Said stunt features special guest panelists Tom Lennon, Whitney Cummings and Nick Swardson battling for points in Texas.

[02/21/17 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Continues Its Demo Reign
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[02/21/17 - 08:03 AM]
Things Get Shady in Maryland When Bravo Media Premieres "The Real Housewives of Potomac" on Sunday, April 2 at 9 PM ET/PT
Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan are joined by new housewife Monique Samuels.

[02/21/17 - 06:01 AM]
"Love at First Bark" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premieres Saturday, April 1, 9 P.M. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Jana Kramer and Kevin McGarry star in the project, from Two 4 the Money Media.

[02/20/17 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Night in Demos
The Alphabet wins the evening among adults 18-49 with a modest 0.9 average rating.

[02/19/17 - 08:07 PM]
Upcoming Episodes of "Big Little Lies," "Girls," "Crashing" Available for Early Streaming Next Friday
HBO's originals will be available in advance of Sunday's telecast against the Oscars.

[02/19/17 - 04:18 PM]
BBC America Announces "Blue Planet II" - Successor to Nature Series Phenomenon "Planet Earth II"
This brand new seven-part landmark nature series exploring the world's oceans, will be presented by world renowned broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

[02/19/17 - 08:32 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Race in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49
The Peacock's "SNL Vintage" tops the night in the key demographic.