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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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[09/25/17 - 12:06 PM]
Live Musical Production of Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical "Rent" to Air Sunday, January 27, 2019, on FOX
After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

[09/25/17 - 12:05 PM]
Emmy(R)-Nominated Sketch Comedy Series "Tracey Ullman's Show" Returns for Second Season Oct. 20 on HBO
Over the course of the new season, Ullman uses her signature brand of sharp satire to shape-shift into a range of public figures and offbeat original characters.

[09/25/17 - 11:10 AM]
Freeform Orders a Pilot Spinoff "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists," From Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will reprise their roles from the parent series.

[09/25/17 - 11:06 AM]
History(R)'s New Scripted Drama Series "Knightfall" Delving Into the Mysterious World of the Knights Templar Premieres Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Knightfall" begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar's last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost.

[09/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
Contractor Mike Holmes and His Family Help Homeowners on New DIY Network Series "Holmes: Next Generation"
The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere in March 2018.

[09/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee," An Intimate Documentary Portrait, Debuts Dec. 4 on HBO
Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee was largely credited with taking down President Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Post broke the Watergate story, exposing the largest political scandal in American history.

[09/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
Sanaa Lathan Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Affair"
She'll recur as Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah (Dominic West) teaches, who intrigues him.

[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
FX+ Expands Content and Launches on Cox
FX+, a new commercial-free service featuring all seasons of almost every current and library title of FX original series, has added all seasons of 15 additional FX original series.

[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special: "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" Premieres Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared - especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

[09/25/17 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Competition
The Peacock once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/25/17 - 08:11 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Launch Date and Logo
The network will officially debut on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c with a live one-hour episode of "Lip Sync Battle" emanating from the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
SundanceTV Starts Production on the Third Season of Its Critically-Acclaimed Series "Hap and Leonard"
The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

[09/25/17 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts New Trailer for the Film "First They Killed My Father"
Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

[09/25/17 - 07:25 AM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of NFL for Week 3 Up +4% Over 2016
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 24.

[09/25/17 - 06:03 AM]
Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Sign Multi-Year Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which debuts this fall on Prime Video.