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[04/18/07 - 11:33 PM]
BET Upfront '07 Invites Advertisers to 'Follow the Leader' with an Innovative Slate of 16 Original Shows
Upcoming offerings include three new animated series as well as the network's first original comedy.

[04/18/07 - 11:31 PM]
GSN Honors the Grand Dame of Game Shows Kitty Carlisle Hart in a Special Hour-Long 'To Tell the Truth' Tribute Sunday Night, April 22
She was the only guest who appeared in every version of "To Tell The Truth" from its original format to its last in 2001.

[04/18/07 - 11:30 PM]
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to Host 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards
The awards, which take place on Sunday, May 20 at Paramount Pictures, will air on AMC on Friday, May 25.

[04/18/07 - 11:29 PM]
AMC to Premiere Season 4 of Its Hit Original Series Hustle Wednesday, April 18 at 10pm Et/9 C
The new season, which begins tonight, features the show's first visit to the U.S.

[04/18/07 - 11:29 PM]
Hallmark Channel Offers Weeklong Western-Themed Movie Festival
The network's "Rough n' Ready Week," a weeklong line-up of Western-themed movies, is scheduled to run April 23-28.

[04/18/07 - 11:25 PM]
AMC Establishes Commitment to Miniseries with New Programming Slate in Development
The cable channel's development slate includes projects from Michael Blake, Lou Morheim, Michael Frost Beckner, John Baldecchi, Rich Silverman, Michael Nankin, Jonathan Baruch, John Leekley, William Brookfield, Gub Neal, and Justin Thompson Glover.

[04/18/07 - 04:32 PM]
TV Guide Channel(R) Signs Lisa Rinna as Leading Red Carpet Host and Fashion Expert
She'll make her Red Carpet hosting debut at the Emmy Awards on September 16.

[04/18/07 - 04:31 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 17.

[04/18/07 - 02:53 PM]
Afi's 100 YearS... 100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition, a New Entertainment Special Counting Down the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, to Be Broadcast Wednesday, June 20 on the CBS Television Network
The program will consider classic favorites and newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006.

[04/18/07 - 02:53 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Lands Four Webby Nominations and Four Honorees
The nods include NBC.com's digital offerings for "Saturday Night Live" and "The Office" as well as DotComedy.com's "The Easter Bunny Hates You."

[04/18/07 - 11:26 AM]
Bravo Greenlights "The Beauty Foundation" Pilot Presentation
The potential docusoap follows Billy Brasfield (known as Billy B. in the fashion industry), a world-renowned make-up artist leading a jet-set lifestyle tending to clients around the globe.

[04/18/07 - 10:30 AM]
Creature Comforts, the American Version of the Hit British Television Series, Will Premiere Monday, June 4 on the CBS Television Network
The series is based on the original Academy Award-winning short film of the same name.

[04/18/07 - 09:22 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Partners with Atlantic Records for Use of Priority Music
"As our original programming becomes more contemporary, Earth-based and relatable, our marketing campaigns will be targeting a younger, more mainstream audience," Adam Stotsky, Sci Fi's SVP of Marketing, said about the news.

[04/18/07 - 09:19 AM]
USA on Top in Ratings
USA spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/18/07 - 09:13 AM]
CBS Announces "Pirate Master," a New Reality-Based Series Where 16 Individuals Will Compete as Pirates on the High Seas in Search of Hidden Treasures
The series will send "16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 million."

[04/18/07 - 09:12 AM]
Cameron Daddo to Host "Pirate Master," the New Reality-Based Series Created by Emmy Award-Winning Producer Mark Burnett, Premiering Thursday, May 31, on CBS
In each episode, Daddo will distribute clues at the start of the expeditions and preside over the Pirate's Court.

[04/17/07 - 11:24 PM]
GSN Changes Its Network Brand Packaging Beginning Sunday, April 22
The new brand packaging is designed to capture the range of emotions that real people feel when watching or playing games.

[04/17/07 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday-Tuesday, April 16-17
Updates include: CBS and FOX add new unscripted pilots, Drew Carey to host a potenital new game show and some more pilot casting news trickles in.

[04/17/07 - 02:01 PM]
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits the Hit ABC Drama Series "Brothers & Sisters"
The Governor acknowledged the cast and crew for "their commitment to keeping production in California, recognizing that production companies have choices about where to film, and shooting here translates to the generation of more jobs and revenue for the state."

[04/17/07 - 01:57 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 9, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/17/07 - 01:54 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 16, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 16.

[04/17/07 - 01:53 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April 9-15
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/17/07 - 11:22 AM]
A "King" and a "Shark" Pace CBS to a Weekly Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/17/07 - 11:21 AM]
''Nightclub Confessions'': FOX Reality's First Original Series Created for FoxrealitY.com Will Climax Into an Exclusive One-Hour Cable Television Event!
The online series gives viewers the chance "to peek inside a sound proof confessional booth which club-goers across the country enter to spill their deepest secrets and desires."

[04/17/07 - 11:09 AM]
Networks Respond to Virginia Tech Rampage
ABC and CBS to air news specials tonight while FOX pulls Wednesday's episode of "Bones" over sensitivity issues.

[04/17/07 - 09:54 AM]
Supernanny Launches Online Parent Community in Usa; Follow Up with Your Favorite Supernanny Moms & Dads
The new site is described as "a complete parent portal for American moms and dads offering free expert advice, tips from the hit show and a forum for parents to ask questions, share thoughts and swap their own families' stories."

[04/17/07 - 09:53 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Launches Multi-Platform Stand-Up Competition "Open Mic Fight"
The contest is billed as "the first-ever multi-platform, national stand-up competition."

[04/16/07 - 06:22 PM]
A King, a Comedy Queen & a Radio Ace: Showtime Deals a Royal Flush
The pay channel orders new seasons of "The Tudors" and "This American Life" as well as newcomer "State of the Union," starring Tracey Ullman.

[04/16/07 - 04:12 PM]
Hfpa Announces Timetable for 'The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards'
The awards will be telecast Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 8-11 PM (EST) live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC.

[04/16/07 - 03:24 PM]
Bravo Posts First Chapter of Tim Gunn's Book "Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style" Exclusively on BravotV.com
Additionally, Bravo's new series "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," begins casting today.

[04/16/07 - 02:18 PM]
NBC's 'The Apprentice: Los Angeles' Comes to a Close with Live Finale at the World Famous Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, April 22 (10-11 P.M. Et)
Will it be Frank, James, Nicole or Stefanie?

[04/16/07 - 01:57 PM]
TV Guide Channel(R) and Debmar/Mercury Announce Cable Syndication Deal for Hit Celeb-Reality "Surreal TV" Collection of Shows
The network plans to air repeats of "The Surreal Life" franchise as late-night programming beginning in July 2007.

[04/16/07 - 01:54 PM]
VH1's Hit Fitness & Nutrition Series Is Back for a Fifth Season with 'Celebrity Fit Club: Men VS. Women' Premiering April 22 at 9pm ET/PT
Season five of the series features Maureen McCormick, Dustin Diamond, Tiffany, Cledus T. Judd, Da Brat, Ross 'The Intern' Mathews, Kimberley Locke and Warren G.

[04/16/07 - 12:30 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 15, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 15.

[04/16/07 - 12:29 PM]
Eva Longoria, Nclr President and Ceo Janet Murguía and Mario Lopez Announce Nominations for "The 2007 Alma Awards"
The awards will tape on Friday, June 1 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and air Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/16/07 - 12:21 PM]
Nba Superstar Shaquille O'Neal Takes on Childhood Obesity in New Reality Series, "Shaq's Big Challenge," Premiering Tuesday, June 26 on Abc
The series features Shaq and his hand-picked "dream team" of experts as they "embark on a crusade to help transform six obese middle school youngsters from Florida into healthy, fit kids - and along the way, demonstrate how other communities nationwide can help fight childhood obesity."

[04/16/07 - 12:19 PM]
Celebrities Start Their Engines for a New ABC Television Reality Series, "Fast Cars & Superstars -- the Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race"
Jewel, Tony Hawk, Serena Williams and William Shatner are among the 12 celebrity drivers set to compete in the series, which starts Thursday, June 7 on ABC.

[04/16/07 - 11:36 AM]
Sci Fi Makes Its Wap Debut with Painkiller Jane
The site's offerings include Sci Fi's first-ever multi-strip flash animation digital comic book, developed by "Painkiller Jane" comic book creator Jimmy Palmiotti.

[04/16/07 - 11:34 AM]
ScifI.com Becomes the Gateway to Celebration
The cable channel details its promotional plans leading up to "Stargate SG-1's" final episode on Friday, June 22.

[04/16/07 - 08:19 AM]
Weekdays Are Twice as Nice with Sister, Sister on Superstation WGN
Back-to-back episodes are currently scheduled to air weekdays this fall beginning at 5:00/4:00c on the superstation.

[04/16/07 - 08:15 AM]
Keith Olbermann Named Co-Host, NBC's "Football Night in America"
Olbermann will call highlights and debate the NFL news and issues of the day with his "Football Night in America" colleagues.

[04/13/07 - 06:28 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of April 2-8): 'Sopranos,' 'Shield' Returns Fade
Conversely, HBO's "Entourage" and Discovery's "Deadliest Catch" return to record numbers.

[04/13/07 - 02:34 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, April 12, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 12.

[04/13/07 - 11:23 AM]
Development Update: Thursday-Friday, April 12-13
Updates include: MSNBC's Tucker Carlson to host CBS' latest game show pilot, MyNetworkTV opts for specials on Tuesday nights and Jay Mohr, John Cho and Lewis Black report for pilot duty.

[04/13/07 - 10:56 AM]
Shark Attack!
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 12.

[04/12/07 - 05:34 PM]
ABC Drops Case for 'Emergency'
"Lost" encores will fill the Wednesday, 9:00/8:00c hour beginning next week.

[04/12/07 - 05:28 PM]
Whitney Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[04/12/07 - 03:12 PM]
The CW's May Sweeps Highlights
The netlet details its upcoming season finales, which contain MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/12/07 - 01:26 PM]
NBC Is Packing Plenty of Heat as It Announces New Summer 2007 Alternative Program Premieres That Mix Returning Favorites with Promising New Series Starting May 29
The Peacock's summer lineup includes new seasons of "America's Got Talent, "Last Comic Standing" and "The Biggest Loser" as well as the premiere of the dating reality series "Age of Love."

[04/12/07 - 11:25 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, April 11, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 11.







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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.