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[04/03/07 - 05:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 3
Updates include: FX moves forward with its Glenn Close-led drama pilot plus new unscripted pilots at NBC and MTV.

[04/03/07 - 05:35 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks in Top 10 and Delivers Highest-Ever-Rated March and First Quarter
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for March and the first quarter of 2007.

[04/03/07 - 05:34 PM]
Hallmark Channel Honored Again as a Leader in Family-Friendly Programming
"Sacrifices of the Heart's" script by Patti Davis, daughter of the late President Ronald Reagan, has been awarded The Dove Foundation's "Family Approved" Seal.

[04/03/07 - 03:37 PM]
'7th' Heads to Heaven, Again
The show's second swan song is slated for Sunday, May 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/03/07 - 03:01 PM]
Friday Nights Heat Up on TV Land with New Signature Movie Block, 'Friday Night Movies'
The new movie night, which starts on April 6, will feature such films as "White Men Can't Jump," "National Lampoon's Vacation," "The Blues Brothers Movie," "Beetlejuice," "Caddyshack," "Fletch," "Pleasantville," "Working Girl" and "Young Frankenstein."

[04/03/07 - 02:59 PM]
USA Takes 1q Ratings Crown
USA spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2007.

[04/03/07 - 02:46 PM]
ABC Nixes 'Six Degrees'; 'Trees' Planted for Next Season
"Wife Swap" repeats to take over for "Six Degrees" on Fridays while "Men in Trees'" five yet-to-air episodes will be held for next season.

[04/03/07 - 01:22 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 26, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/07 - 01:19 PM]
New ABC Comedy "Notes from the Underbelly" Will Air Wednesday Nights at 8:30 P.M., After a Special Back-To-Back Premiere on Thursday, April 12
Plus: "October Road" will continue in the Thursday time slot for the remaining two episodes of the season.

[04/03/07 - 01:18 PM]
The 2007 Alma Awards Returns to ABC with Host and Producer Eva Longoria
Nominees will be announced at a live press conference in April while the awards themselves will be handed out on Friday, June 1 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

[04/03/07 - 11:31 AM]
Christina Aguilera, Nicole Kidman and Martina Mcbride Join Lifetime Television for 7th Annual Emmy Award-Winning, Multi-Platform 'End Violence Against Women' Campaign
The campaign's programming centerpiece is "A Life Interrupted," starring Lea Thompson, which is inspired by the true story of Virginia housewife Debbie Smith, who, working with Lifetime, its viewers, advocacy partners, and bipartisan Members of Congress, helped pass what has been hailed as the most effective piece of anti-rape legislation in U.S. history.

[04/03/07 - 11:30 AM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/07 - 11:27 AM]
NBC's Red Hot Game Show "Deal Or No Deal" Takes It on the Road as Deal-On-Wheels Rolls Into Nine Cities with Casting Calls Across the Nation
The first casting call will be held on April 7 in San Diego, California, and the five-week journey will conclude in Detroit, Michigan on May 5.

[04/03/07 - 11:26 AM]
Bravo Gets the "Money Shot"
This reality competition concept takes "aspiring photographers, pitting them in numerous challenges that test their skills at capturing the 'Money Shot.'"

[04/03/07 - 11:25 AM]
NBC's Final Six "Apprentice" Candidates Head to Las Vegas to Help Promote Newest Trump Project, and Two Wind Up Fired in Explosive Boardroom Finale on Sunday, April 8 (10-11 P.M. Et)
Their task this week is to create a new advertising and promotional campaign for the second tower of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Las Vegas.

[04/03/07 - 11:24 AM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of March 26-April 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/07 - 10:39 AM]
The Mystery Begins When "Hidden Palms" Premieres Wednesday, May 30 with an Eight-Episode Run on the CW
The new series will serve as the lead-in for this season's final three original episodes of the hit drama "One Tree Hill," including that show's season finale on Wednesday, June 13.

[04/03/07 - 10:37 AM]
CBS to Air 15-Second Viewer Tributes to Retiring "Price Is Right" Host Bob Barker in "15 Seconds: A Salute to Bob"
Every two weeks, CBS Interactive will select five videos from the "15 Seconds on CBS" YouTube Group and post them on CBS.com.

[04/03/07 - 10:14 AM]
Spike TV Greenlights New Late-Night Comedic Series 'Manswers'
The half-hour series, due this fall, "works to satisfy the curiosity of Spike viewers by asking the tough questions only guys would appreciate and taking the viewers on a wild ride to find out the answers."

[04/03/07 - 09:20 AM]
FOX Halts 'Wedding Bells' After Seven Episodes
The show's most-recent airing was topped by the CW's "WWE Smackdown" among adults 18-49 and fell short of its repeat "House" lead-in.

[04/03/07 - 09:15 AM]
Emmy Award Winner Bob Barker to Be Honored with Two Final Primetime Specials: A "Million Dollar Spectacular" and a Tribute to His Extraordinary Career and Upcoming Retirement from "The Price Is Right," to Be Broadcast Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday May 17 on the CBS Television Network
The former broadcast will mark Barker's final appearance in primetime hosting the show he has led since 1972.

[04/02/07 - 11:15 PM]
GSN Announces the Fourth Season of High Stakes Poker
In May, HSP will be returning to the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas to tape its fourth season that will be premiering in the fall.

[04/02/07 - 03:57 PM]
NBC Universal Names Vince Manze to Newly Created Position of President, NBC Program Planning, Scheduling and Strategy
He'll serve in the newly created position of President, NBC Program Planning, Scheduling and Strategy, NBC Universal.

[04/02/07 - 03:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 2
Updates include: HBO to revisit the 2000 presidential election in "Recount," Jay Bienstock inks with CBS Paramount and the usual round of casting news.

[04/02/07 - 02:39 PM]
ESPN's 2007 Monday Night Football Preseason Schedule
Quartet of games includes Broncos at 49ers, Dolphins at Chiefs, Bears at Colts and Bengals at Falcons.

[04/02/07 - 12:26 PM]
NBC Sunday Night Football Kicks Off NFL Preseason with West Coast Showdown as the Seattle Seahawks Visit the San Diego Chargers
Other preseason games include the New York Giants at the Baltimore Ravens on August 19 and the Philadelphia Eagles at the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 26.

[04/02/07 - 12:24 PM]
The "Crashers" Strike on April 23!
NBC to premiere "The Real Wedding Crashers" on Monday, April 23 at 10:00/9:00c, presumably sending "The Black Donnellys" to hiatus.

[04/02/07 - 11:49 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 1, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[04/02/07 - 11:47 AM]
One-Hour Special, "Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts," to Debut World Broadcast Premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" Music Video Set to "The Story," the Hit Song by Columbia Records Recording Artist Brandi Carlile
The special, which highlights some of the most memorable moments from the last three seasons, will be hosted by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

[04/02/07 - 11:10 AM]
CBS Announces Dates and Plot Lines for Season Finales
As you'd expect, this release contains MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/02/07 - 10:47 AM]
NBC.com Listens to Users with Site Content Updates with Popular Quote Game from 'The Office,' and Adds New Features to '30 Rock' and 'Heroes'
Among the new features: the "Marry, Boff, or Kill" game from "30 Rock" and "The Office" fans can submit their funniest HR stories to Toby.

[04/02/07 - 10:40 AM]
Dog the Bounty Hunter Returns to A&E for Season 4 of the Hit Real-Life Series
The new season - due Tuesday, April 10 at 9:00/8:00c - shows Dog fighting the Mexican legal system for his freedom as well as bringing dangerous criminals to justice.

[04/02/07 - 10:38 AM]
What's the Connection Between the Sunday Comics - and a Killer?
Sketches by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed to help "America's Most Wanted" solve a murder mystery on Saturday, April 7.

[04/02/07 - 10:36 AM]
It's a Middle-Eastern Comedy Feast! Get Ready for the Network Television Premiere of "Omid Djalili" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Saturday April 21, at 11:00 P.M.
In his self-titled special, Djalili tackles "multicultural issues ranging from terrorism to belly dancing, all delivered in his signature, hyperactive comedy style."

[04/02/07 - 10:35 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Launches First-Ever Interactive Online Comedy School "Crash Course in Comedy" Begins Online Student Registration on Monday, April 2
The unique curriculum features 10 broadband video classes designed by a professional stand-up comedy coach that are presented to the students by comedian Ted Alexandro.

[03/30/07 - 11:11 PM]
2007 NBC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
NBC details its eight drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/30/07 - 11:06 PM]
2007 NBC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
NBC details its 10 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/30/07 - 11:03 PM]
International Fight League Scores Solid Ratings Growth on MyNetworkTV and FOX Sports Net
The International Fight League touts the numbers for MyNetworkTV's "IFL Battleground."

[03/30/07 - 12:00 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 29, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 29.

[03/30/07 - 11:07 AM]
Venture Beyond the World of the Living and Explore "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side," Original Scripted Webisodes to Stream on CBS's Innertube Starting Today
"Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side" is an original scripted online companion series, the lead character of which will make a special appearance on the parent show's second season finale.

[03/30/07 - 11:05 AM]
Another "Model" Performance for the CW's Wednesday
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 28.

[03/30/07 - 11:04 AM]
Kids' Wb! on the CW Adds New Animated Action-Adventure Series to 2007-2008 Lineup
The five new animated series include an all-new "Spider-Man" as well as "Eon Kid," "Magi-Nation," "World of Quest" and "Will & Dewitt."

[03/30/07 - 11:02 AM]
Showtime Interactive to Launch on Windows Media Center for Microsoft Windows Vista
Showtime was selected by Microsoft as one of four "Windows Vista Premier Launch Partners" featured in the "TV and Movies" category in the USA.

[03/30/07 - 10:52 AM]
TV Guide Channel Renews Signature Series 'Watch This!' and Signs a New Co-Host
The renewal comes in spite of the Futon himself - Brian Ford Sullivan - making regular appearances on the show.

[03/30/07 - 01:40 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 30
Updates include: Joe Keenan to exit "Desperate Housewives," a working title set for the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off and the usual round of casting news.

[03/30/07 - 12:44 AM]
FOX to Split 'Drive' Season, 'War' to Wrap Early
Plus: "King of the Hill" to move back to Sundays at 7:30/6:30c starting April 22.

[03/29/07 - 11:00 PM]
GSN's All-New 'Quiznation' to Feature 'Dancing with the Stars' Team This Friday, March 30
Shandi Finnessey and her "Stars" partner Brian Fortuna are set to appear on the late night live call-in trivia game.

[03/29/07 - 10:59 PM]
Diana Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[03/29/07 - 05:17 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of March 19-25): 'Earth' Big for Discovery
Plus: USA places seven shows in the top 15 while ABC Family, VH1 and Comedy Central series also make the cut.

[03/29/07 - 03:05 PM]
ABC's "Dream Vote" Over After Two Days
Low ratings force the Alphabet to pull the series after just two airings in two days.







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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.