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[04/27/07 - 10:46 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of April 16-22): 'Sopranos,' 'Earth' Continue Reign
HBO's "The Sopranos" and Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth" once again dominated the top 15 of all cable programs last week.

[04/27/07 - 05:04 PM]
Development Update: Week of April 23-27
Updates include: Brian F. O'Byrne joins Showtime's "Brotherhood," Lifetime details its development slate while Lindy Booth and Rebecca Field are named regulars on ABC's "October Road."

[04/27/07 - 04:35 PM]
Revised Airdate: It's a Big Deal as 'Deal Or No Deal' Celebrates Its 100th Episode on May 7
The episode, which was originally slated for May 6, features special congratulatory video messages from Jay Leno, Regis Philbin, Jackie Chan, Celine Dion, and "Heroes" cast members Hayden Panettiere and Zachary Quinto.

[04/27/07 - 04:33 PM]
Csi Tops "Grey's Anatomy" in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 26.

[04/27/07 - 04:32 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, April 26, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 26.

[04/27/07 - 08:27 AM]
Sci Fi Debuts Broadband Pilot on Sci Fi Pulse
The network's broadband destination will give viewers an unprecedented opportunity to provide input on the proposed new series from executive producers David O. Russell, Russell Barrett, and Adam Clinton.

[04/27/07 - 08:24 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Unveils Its Biggest Summer Yet with New Original Series and Returning Hits
The cable channel details its upcoming premieres as well as return dates set for "Doctor Who," "Eureka" and more.

[04/26/07 - 04:55 PM]
All Contestants Safe on "American Idol"
The producers have determined that the voting totals from this week and next week will be combined, and the "bottom 2" will be sent home on the live results show Wednesday, May 2.

[04/26/07 - 04:52 PM]
Andrea Wong Assumes Role as Newly Appointed President & Ceo, Lifetime Entertainment Services
The former ABC alternative chief will now oversee all the day-to-day operations for Lifetime Television, LMN, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including LifetimeTV.com).

[04/26/07 - 02:03 PM]
BBC America Sets First Round of Summer Premiere Dates
"Hex" and "Footballers' Wives" to return in June while newcomer "The Innocence Project" will bow next month.

[04/26/07 - 01:58 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 25.

[04/26/07 - 12:43 PM]
The Search Is Over! Asia Nitollano Is the Next Pussycat Doll
Asia Nitollano, a Knick City Dancer from New York City, received her feather boa and became the newest member of the chart-topping musical group.

[04/26/07 - 12:11 PM]
Eureka: Season One - Colin Ferguson Stars in Sci Fi Channel's Innovative and Imaginative Hit Series
Extras include more than twenty minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes and outtakes as well as audio commentary from show's creators.

[04/26/07 - 12:09 PM]
Sarah Silverman to Host "2007 MTV Movie Awards"
The ceremony will be broadcast live from Gibson Theater in Universal City, California on Sunday, June 3.

[04/26/07 - 12:08 PM]
Pussycat Dolls Finale Matches CW's Best Adults 18-34 Performance in Time Period
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 24.

[04/25/07 - 06:50 PM]
HBO Films Announces 'The Pacific' -- an Epic Ten-Hour Miniseries Event
To be shot in Australia, the epic ten-hour miniseries will be executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the creative team behind the Emmy(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."

[04/25/07 - 03:34 PM]
FOX Roars Into May
The network details its May sweeps schedule, which confirms "Drive" has been pulled effective immediately.

[04/25/07 - 01:34 PM]
Carrie Fisher ("Postcards from the Edge," "Star Wars"), Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour 3," "X-Men 3"), Garry Marshall ("Georgia Rule," "Pretty Woman"), Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes," "Risky Business") Confirmed as Judges for FOX Moviemaking Competition "On the Lot"
The quartet will serve as judges for the series' two "audition" episodes airing Tuesday, May 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, May 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

[04/25/07 - 10:21 AM]
Kathy Griffin's Back on the "D-List" This June
In addition, Bravo will debut her new stand-up special "Everybody Can Suck It" on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/25/07 - 10:20 AM]
NBC's Passions to Work Its Magic on DirecTV Viewers with All New Episodes Beginning September 17
The celebrated daytime drama will end its network run on NBC September 7 with a series of cliffhangers and will resurface on DirecTV September 17, picking up where the series left off.

[04/25/07 - 10:16 AM]
'House' and 'Lost' Show Greatest Gains from Dvr Playback, Nielsen Reports
Plus: "The Office" had the highest gain in viewing with DVR playback, increasing viewership by more than 31%.

[04/25/07 - 10:12 AM]
Sun Sets on ABC Family's 'Beach,' A&E's 'Hollywood'
"Hollywood's" six remaining installments will be burned off as part of a three-hour marathon this Sunday starting at noon EST.

[04/24/07 - 11:44 PM]
We TV Leverages Its Library of Films to Attract New Advertisers to the Network
The cable channel has signed State Farm as a new advertiser to the network to sponsor two back-to-back movie marathons that appeal to women, with themes weaved in about children, family and romance.

[04/24/07 - 11:40 PM]
Michael Wright Named Senior Vice President of Tnt, TBS and Tcm's Newly Reorganized and Renamed Content Creation Group
In his expanded role, Wright will continue to be responsible for all original programming for TBS and TNT, including original series, limited series and specials, while also adding responsibility for original programming ventures on TCM and original content for all three networks' digital extensions.

[04/24/07 - 11:39 PM]
Adult Swim #1 in Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-34, 18-24 and 18-49
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the week of April 2-8.

[04/24/07 - 10:48 PM]
We TV Continues Original Programming Momentum
The cable channel renews "John Edward Cross Country" and "American Princess," adds newcomer "Twister Sisters."

[04/24/07 - 06:52 PM]
Kevin Bacon to Star in HBO Films' 'Taking Chance'
Based on the first-person account of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl (USMC), the film chronicles his poignant journey as the volunteer military escort officer who is assigned to accompany the body of 19-year-old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps (USMC), who was killed in action in Iraq, across America back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming in spring 2004.

[04/24/07 - 03:17 PM]
ABC Family Announces 2007 Summer and Fall Schedule
New series on tap include "Greek" and "Slacker Cats" as well as the return of "Kyle XY" and "Fallen."

[04/24/07 - 03:09 PM]
ABC Family Encourages Its Viewers to Join the Rush with the Launch of VirtualrusH.com
Next month, ABC Family will launch virtualrush.com, a unique social networking site designed to support the new original series "Greek."

[04/24/07 - 03:08 PM]
Delve Deeper Into the Mysterious World of 'Kyle Xy' on AbcfamilY.com
The initial phase, "The Countdown to Kyle XY," is already up and running with a clock ticking off the seconds until the second season premiere.

[04/24/07 - 03:04 PM]
ABC Family to Invite Advertisers Into the Lab: The Millennial Engagement Lab
The Millennial Engagement Lab will gauge how Millennials perceive specific advertising and marketing messages across both digital and linear video platforms.

[04/24/07 - 02:55 PM]
CBS Ratings Highlights in a Week Filled with Rebroadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/07 - 02:52 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April 16-22
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/07 - 02:47 PM]
It's a Big Deal as 'Deal Or No Deal' Celebrates Its 100th Episode on May 6
Technically, the May 6th episode will be its 103rd first-run broadcast.

[04/24/07 - 02:43 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 16, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/07 - 09:29 AM]
Lifetime Television Greenlights 'The Gathering,' an Eerie New Original Miniseries from 'Battlestar Galactica' Producer David Eick and 'X-Files' Executive Producer John Shiban
The two-part, four-hour drama revolves around a doctor who stumbles across a cabal of witches gathering in modern day New York while searching for his missing wife.

[04/24/07 - 09:07 AM]
Thirty-One Percent Increase in Lifetime Television's 2007-08 Programming Budget -- Largest in Network History -- Highlighted by 'Army Wives,' Premiering Sunday, June 3, 'State of Mind' and 'Side Order of Life' Premiering Sunday, July 15
In addition, Lifetime Networks is producing more than 60 movies this coming season for both Lifetime Television and LMN.

[04/24/07 - 09:06 AM]
America's Most Wanted Helps Cops Bust Suspected Online Predators with the Help of a "Special Investigator" - Miss America Saturday, April 28, on Fox
Lauren Nelson of Oklahoma, Miss America 2007, has dedicated her reign to promoting Internet safety for kids.

[04/24/07 - 09:04 AM]
Nba All-Star Alonzo Mourning Talks About His Own Second Chance at Life in Special Promotional Spot for TNT's Upcoming Original Drama Heartland
The medical drama, which stars Treat Williams and Kari Matchett, will premiere Monday, June 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/23/07 - 03:27 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Inks Multi-Platform Talent Deal with Comedian Brian Regan
The pact includes two one-hour stand-up specials, the first of which premieres on Sunday, June 10.

[04/23/07 - 03:25 PM]
Get Ready for Muy Caliente Comedy! the Network Television Premiere of "Alex Reymundo: Hick-Spanic" Debuts on Comedy Central(R) Friday, May 4 at 11:00 P.M.
Bilingual comedian Alex Reymundo has been active on the comedy circuit for almost 15 years.

[04/23/07 - 02:37 PM]
GSN Goes Into Production on Controversial New Game Series 'Without Prejudice?'
The series is about five contestants opening their lives for examination by five ordinary strangers who will decide which of the contestants, in their opinion, deserves to receive a one-time prize of $25,000.

[04/23/07 - 02:36 PM]
The CW Network Partners with Stop Global Warming Virtual March and the National Resources Defense Council for Comprehensive, Pro-Social Environmental Campaign "Free 2 B Green"
All CW series will produce an environmentally conscious episode next season.

[04/23/07 - 02:35 PM]
Bono to Appear on "Idol Gives Back" on Behalf of One: The Campaign to Make Poverty History
The "Idol" contestants also will perform "American Prayer," a song written by Bono and Dave Stewart about the AIDS emergency in Africa.

[04/23/07 - 12:12 PM]
The Batman Season Finale Foreshadows Greater Adventures for 2007-2008 Season on Kids' Wb! on the CW
The action-packed, two-part episode "The Joining" will feature a guest appearance by the Martian Manhunter.

[04/23/07 - 12:11 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 22, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/23/07 - 12:08 PM]
Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth, "La Fea Más Bella" Star Angélica Vale and Gina Gershon to Appear on the Season Finale of ABC's "Ugly Betty"
Chenoweth will play Diane, an orthodontic technician who loves romantic comedies and becomes overly involved in her patients' lives - including Betty's (America Ferrera).

[04/23/07 - 12:05 PM]
ABC Sweeps Into May with Jam-Packed Original Episodes and Season Finales of Some of Television's Biggest Hits
ABC details its May sweeps highlights, which potentially contain MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/23/07 - 09:43 AM]
The American Theatre Wing's 61st Annual Tony(R) Awards to Be Broadcast in a Three-Hour Ceremony Live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 on the CBS Television Network
Nominations in the 24 competitive categories will be announced on Tuesday, May 15.

[04/23/07 - 09:41 AM]
Bravo Garners Webby Nomination for "Project Runway" Wireless Site
BravoTV.com also earned three honorees for the 11th Annual Webby Awards.







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[07/29/15 - 02:18 PM]
Through the Eyes of the Spies: New Documentary Reveals a Unique Perspective on the Life of Fidel Castro
"Castro: The World's Most Watched Man" will premiere on AHC in 4Q 2015 and on Discovery Networks International's factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories this fall.

[07/29/15 - 01:42 PM]
ABC Family to Give Viewers a First Look at "Kevin From Work" on Facebook
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[07/29/15 - 01:17 PM]
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[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
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Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 12:49 PM]
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[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.