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[04/20/07 - 11:38 PM]
Cybill Shepherd & Marlee Matlin Return for the L Word(R)'s Fifth Season
12 new episodes are set to begin production this summer in Vancouver.

[04/20/07 - 10:48 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of April 9-15): VH1 'Charms' Series Premiere Record
VH1's "Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School" opened to a network record 5.07 million viewers on Sunday.

[04/20/07 - 05:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20
Updates include: NBC sends fresh dramas into development, Comedy Central to not "Understand" Michael Ian Black while "Desperate Housewives" and "Ghost Whisperer" staff up for next season.

[04/20/07 - 05:36 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, April 19, 2007 - (Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 19.

[04/20/07 - 10:24 AM]
Warner BroS. Television Group, the CW and Toyota Launch "Smallville Legends: Justice and Doom," a Marketing Campaign for the Hit Series "Smallville"
The heart of the initiative is a series of custom digital on-air comic book interstitials produced by DC Comics that will air in the form of Content Wraps on The CW during "Smallville."

[04/20/07 - 10:24 AM]
Snl to Present Best of 2006-07 May 5 with Viewers Choosing Favorite Digital Short
Eligible digital shorts include "Body Fuzion," (starring Drew Barrymore), "D*** in a Box," (with Justin Timberlake), "Laser Cats 2," "Peyton Manning for The United Way" and "Sloths."

[04/19/07 - 11:37 PM]
We TV to Premiere Original Series Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter Friday, April 20th at 9pm/8c
The series premieres tomorrow with a one-hour special presentation and then continues with 10 weekly, 30-minute episodes.

[04/19/07 - 11:36 PM]
TNT & TBS Renew Contract for Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.

[04/19/07 - 11:35 PM]
Jael Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[04/19/07 - 04:10 PM]
Top Model Winning Streak Continues with Another Time Period Victory in Target Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 18.

[04/19/07 - 03:26 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - (Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 18.

[04/19/07 - 03:15 PM]
CBS Shelves 'Criminal Minds' Episode Over Sensitivity Issues
The episode in question, "Doubt," revolves around a serial killer who is targeting women on a college campus.

[04/19/07 - 02:10 PM]
NBC Announces David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne as Trio of Judges for Second Season of NBC's Hit Talent Competition Series 'America's Got Talent' Premiering May 29
Jerry Springer will be the new host of the series as previously announced.

[04/19/07 - 02:07 PM]
NBC Springs Into Season's Final Stretch with the Conclusion of Volume One of 'Heroes,' the 100th Episode of 'Deal Or No Deal,' Two Super-Sized Comedy Nights, an 'Snl' Primetime Special, 'Er' Wedding and Gripping Season Finales
NBC details its May sweeps schedule, which includes MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/19/07 - 11:51 AM]
CBS Gives New Summer Homes to 'Mother,' 'Queens'
"Mother" will follow "Two and a Half Men" starting June 4 while "The King of Queens" heads back to Wednesdays beginning May 30.

[04/19/07 - 09:16 AM]
Sanjaya Malakar Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/19/07 - 09:16 AM]
It's Time to Choose a Hero
Final voting was begun for "America's Most Wanted's" 2007 AMW All-Star.

[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.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.