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[05/15/07 - 06:13 PM]
Cbs, the CW Confirm Renewals, Cancellations; FOX Extends '24'
Both CBS and the CW confirmed the bulk of their renewals and cancellations today as upfront week kicked into high gear while FOX has locked in "24" for two more seasons.

[05/15/07 - 05:51 PM]
Oxygen's Original Series Snapped Continues Ratings Momentum
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, May 13.

[05/15/07 - 05:45 PM]
Variety and AMC Team Up to Create Festival Shootout, the Ultimate in On-Air and Online Access to the 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival
The dedicated web portal is designed to "entertain, inform and link movie lovers and industry insiders with unprecedented access to the world's premiere film festival."

[05/15/07 - 04:51 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Find out about the network's Monday and Tuesday plans come midseason, what's going on with "Primetime" as well as other odds and ends from the Alphabet's upfront presentation.

[05/15/07 - 04:24 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of May 7, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/07 - 04:22 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, May 14, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 14.

[05/15/07 - 04:22 PM]
ABC Television Announces "ABC Start Here," Its First Ever Network-Wide Multiplatform Branding Initiative
The new "ABC Start Here" campaign is the first ever network-wide multiplatform navigation branding initiative, guiding ABC viewers across the network's vast offerings and spanning all dayparts, including Primetime, Daytime, Late-Night and News.

[05/15/07 - 04:20 PM]
For the First Time Ever, Disney-ABC Television Group to Make Hd Content Available Online at ABC.com
Launching as a beta test in early July, the full-episode broadband player's HD channel will feature a limited amount of content in true high-definition 1280 X 720 resolution from such series as "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty."

[05/15/07 - 04:01 PM]
To Encourage the Next Generation of Female Filmmakers, Lifetime Movie Network (Lmn), the Hollywood Reporter, New York Women in Film & Television, William Morris Agency and Women in Film Are Launching the Lmn Student Filmmaker Competition
Judged by an elite panel of producers, directors, executives and actors from the Hollywood community, the competition will select outstanding short films produced by female film students from across the country.

[05/15/07 - 03:55 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April May 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/07 - 03:48 PM]
Heroes, Television's #1 New Series, Debuts at Licensing 2007
Universal will pursue licensing partners both domestically and internationally across all categories, including, but not limited to: apparel, accessories, collectibles, publishing and toys.

[05/15/07 - 03:43 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/07 - 03:42 PM]
The King Ends His Nine-Year Reign Before More Than 13 Million Loyal Subjects
CBS spins the numbers for for Monday, May 14.

[05/15/07 - 06:47 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and Sprint Announce Unprecedented Multi-Year Agreement to Offer Entertainment, Kids and News Programming
The Disney-ABC Television Group and Sprint announced today that Sprint customers can now access a comprehensive portfolio of news and entertainment video programming from ABC Entertainment, ABC News and Disney Channel.

[05/15/07 - 06:38 AM]
FOX Goes Mad for More Late-Night Laughs as "MadTV" Gears Up for Its 13th Season
"MADtv continues to be a Saturday night staple, especially among younger audiences," said Todd Yasui, senior vice president, late night programming, for FOX. "We're happy to bring it back for another season of biting satire."

[05/15/07 - 05:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2007-08 Primetime Schedule
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2007-08 fall schedule before a crowd of ABC affiliates and representatives of the advertising and media communities at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.

[05/14/07 - 05:44 PM]
AMC Leverages Its Cinematic Movie Programming to Attract New Advertisers to the Network
The cable channel has signed Texas Tourism, the organization that promotes Texas as a premier travel destination, as a new advertiser to the network for the month of May to coincide with movies featuring stars from Texas or films that were produced on location there.

[05/14/07 - 03:40 PM]
Meet the New Group of Aspiring Chefs Willing to Take the Heat on the Season Premiere of "Hell's Kitchen" Monday, June 4, on Fox
The heat is on and the "steaks" are high as the contestants endure Ramsay's hellishly intense culinary boot camp for a chance to win the grand prize and opportunity of a lifetime - the coveted title of Head Chef at a new fine Italian restaurant at the luxurious Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas.

[05/14/07 - 03:38 PM]
Kimberley Locke & Idol Friends Charity Auction Begins Monday, May 21, at WwW.clothesoffourbacK.org
In the name of charity, "Idol" finalist Kimberley Locke and the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation have partnered to auction off clothing and accessories worn by America's favorite "Idol" contestants and participants.

[05/14/07 - 03:38 PM]
Comedy Central Announces the "Virtual Vacation" Sweepstakes Beginning Today, May 14
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a weekend trip for two to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This prize package also includes round-trip airfare, ground transportation in Mexico and resort accommodations, including meals, for five days and four nights.

[05/14/07 - 03:36 PM]
This Memorial Day Weekend, Ditch the Sunshine and Escape to the Couch for "Virtual Vacation" and "Fantastic Monday" with Four Full Days of Comedy Central's(R) Best Programming Beginning Friday, May 25 at 9:00 A.M.
Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd from the upcoming feature film sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" will be hosting a day of fantastically funny movies from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

[05/14/07 - 02:24 PM]
CBS Picks Up 'Bang,' 'Power' Plus Four Dramas
Four dramas ("Cane A.K.A. Los Duques," "Moonlight A.K.A. Twilight," "Swingtown," "Viva Laughlin"), a comedy ("The Big Bang Theory") and a game show ("The Power of 10") were among CBS' first wave of series pick-ups at the start of upfront week on Monday.

[05/14/07 - 02:00 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Nbc
Find out what's going on with "The Apprentice," which shows have officially been given the axe as well as other odds and ends from the Peacock's upfront presentation.

[05/14/07 - 12:10 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 13, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 13.

[05/14/07 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Television Premieres New Alternative Series, "National Bingo Night," Friday, May 18
This release has been changed. Please be advised that residents of Connecticut are now eligible to play along.

[05/14/07 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Television Announces "ABC Start Here," Its First Ever Network-Wide Multiplatform Branding Initiative
The goal of the initiative is to help consumers quickly identify and locate their favorite entertainment and news programming on television and beyond.

[05/14/07 - 07:59 AM]
MTV's Breakout Hit "Rob & Big" Returns Across All MTV Screens with Season 2 Premiere Tuesday, May 22nd at 10:30pm ET/PT
Back by popular demand, fans will once again be able to download the first episode of season two on iTunes on Tuesday, May 15th, a full week before its on-air debut.

[05/14/07 - 06:38 AM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Announces Second Season of Cutting-Edge Interactive Entertainment
Continuing to set the standard for broadcast network digital entertainment, this fall, NBC Digital Entertainment will introduce the follow up to the cutting-edge "360" realization of "Heroes," with the first fully-immersive digital comedy experience - "The Office 360."

[05/14/07 - 06:33 AM]
NBC Delivers the Quality Once Again This Fall, Introducing Five Ambitious New Dramas, an Inventive Comedy and a Variety of Innovative Unscripted Programs for Its 2007-08 Primetime Schedule
NBC will enhance its current roster of critically acclaimed and creatively ambitious programs with a new 2007-08 primetime lineup that features five new dramas, one new comedy and a variety of fresh unscripted programs, complemented by a host of innovative programming moves, it was announced today at NBC's presentation to advertisers and the media at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

[05/14/07 - 04:08 AM]
Lights! Camera! Action! "On the Lot" Semi-Finalists Announced
After receiving a record-setting 12,000 video submissions at TheLot.com from aspiring filmmakers around the globe, 50 semi-finalists have been selected for the new filmmaking competition series.

[05/13/07 - 08:52 PM]
Pilot Trio Lands Pick-Up; NBC Universal Inks Wolf, Smilovic
FOX's "Canterbury's Law," ABC's "Miss/Guided" and NBC's "The IT Crowd" all landed series orders over the weekend as the broadcast networks closed in on the start of upfront week.

[05/13/07 - 12:45 PM]
All Three "Law & Order"- Branded Series Will Continue on the Networks of NBC Universal
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" will move from NBC to USA while the original "Law & Order" will return to the NBC network for an unprecedented 18th season.

[05/11/07 - 10:42 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of April 30-May 6): TNT's Nba Coverage Leads the Charge
TNT claimed six of the most-watched programs on cable last week as its NBA coverage heated up.

[05/11/07 - 06:53 PM]
FOX Renews 'Death' Vows, Picks Up Sextet
The network's freshman class for 2007-08 is set to include at least three dramas ("Sarah Connor Chronicles," "New Amsterdam," "K-Ville") and three comedies ("The Return of Jezebel James," "Rules for Starting Over," "Back to You").

[05/11/07 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 7-11
Updates include: TNT makes a play for NBC's "Law & Order," ABC Family extends "Kyle XY" to 23 episodes and former WB chief David Janollari returns to producing.

[05/11/07 - 03:55 PM]
ABC Adds 10 Newcomers, Renews 'Notes,' 'Road'
The newcomers include seven dramas ("Big Shots," "Cashmere Mafia," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Eli Stone," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies," "Women's Murder Club") and three comedies ("Carpoolers," "Cavemen," "Sam I Am").

[05/11/07 - 03:27 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 10, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 10.

[05/11/07 - 01:57 PM]
NBC Adds 'Lipstick,' 'Scrubs'; Locks Up 'Crowd,' 'Journeyman' Creators
"Lipstick," which stars Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price, joins yesterday's pick-ups "Life," "Journeyman," "The Bionic Woman" and "Chuck."

[05/11/07 - 01:10 PM]
From Capitol Hill to 'The Hill' in Providence - the West Wing's Janel Moloney Joins Showtime's Drama Series 'Brotherhood(R)' for Four Episodes
Moloney will play Dana Chase, an attractive, professional woman who mysteriously strikes up a relationship with Tommy Caffee (Jason Clarke) that further complicates his duplicitous life.

[05/11/07 - 09:28 AM]
FOX Announces Restructuring of Marketing Department and Formation of Network's In-House Agency "FOX Infinity"
FOX has finalized restructuring of the network's marketing and promotion department with the creation of a full-service, in-house ad agency designed to benefit the network, parent company News Corporation, its emerging media initiatives and the company's media clients.

[05/10/07 - 04:20 PM]
Tickets to "The 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards," Available to the General Public Starting Monday May 14
Tickets for the ceremony can be purchased at Kodak Theatre Box Office, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Level One of Hollywood & Highland Center and all Ticketmaster outlets.

[05/10/07 - 04:18 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 9.

[05/10/07 - 03:10 PM]
NBC to Keep 'Lights' on for Second Season, Adds Newcomers
Also landing spots on the network's 2007-08 schedule: the Kevin McKidd-led time travel drama "Journeyman;" Josh Schwartz's spy dramedy "Chuck"; the new age cop drama "Life"; and its revival of "The Bionic Woman."

[05/10/07 - 01:55 PM]
NBC's 'Age of Love' Tackles the Daring Question Facing Singles Today -- Does Age Really Matter When It Comes to Finding True Love?
31-year-old Australian tennis superstar Mark Philippoussis will attempt to find true love among women ranging in age from 21-48 in this unique series based on the current phenomenon of younger men dating older women.

[05/10/07 - 12:17 PM]
Saturday Night Live Closes Out the Season in Style
Molly Shannon and Linkin Park are on tap for May 12 while Zach Braff and Maroon 5 are set for the season finale on May 19.

[05/10/07 - 10:02 AM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Launches Original Web Series 'Inside Heroes'
The eight installment series will go inside the making of "Heroes" and will begin rolling out exclusively on NBC.com on May 21st.

[05/10/07 - 08:08 AM]
Surf's Up for the Hottest Stars When "Teen Choice 2007" Airs Live Sunday, August 26, on FOX
In 2006, "Teen Choice" was co-hosted by Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook and featured performances by Rihanna, Nelly Furtado with Timbaland, and Kevin Federline.

[05/10/07 - 08:07 AM]
19 Entertainment and Fremantlemedia North America Launch "The Search for the Next Great American Band" (Working Title) to Air on Fox
The new series will "scour the country, seeking musical groups of all ages, styles and genres, with hundreds of bands auditioning for a shot at stardom."

[05/10/07 - 08:05 AM]
Lakisha Jones Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[05/09/07 - 05:24 PM]
Time Warner InC. Announces That Chris Albrecht Will No Longer Serve as Home Box Office Chairman & Ceo
"I take this step for the benefit of my Home Box Office colleagues, recognizing that I cannot allow my personal circumstances to distract them from the business," Albrecht says in the statement.







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[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
Award-Winning Journalist Bob Ley Signs Long-Term Extension with ESPN
The agreement comes as the award-winning "Outside the Lines," which Ley has hosted since its inception in May 1990, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
The 95th Anniversary of Miss America to Air on Sunday, September 13 on ABC
The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown.

[06/02/15 - 10:08 AM]
CMT's First-Ever Late Night Show, "The Josh Wolf Show" Produced by Chelsea Handler Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 PM, ET/PT
The series airs four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) beginning Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/02/15 - 10:05 AM]
WE tv Greenlights Two Unscripted Series Set in the World of Legal Drama, Further Expanding the Network's Robust Slate and the Popular Reality Genre
Production on "Ladies of Law" (working title) and "Sisters in Law" will begin this summer.

[06/02/15 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Partners with Acclaimed Film Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer to Develop New Scripted Series
The scripted series, "When The Levee Breaks," reflects a number of hot-button issues that are culturally relevant today including race and law enforcement.

[06/02/15 - 09:09 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "He Shed, She Shed(TM)"
Each episode of "He Shed, She Shed" will follow two homeowners, friends or neighbors in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown - as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed.

[06/02/15 - 09:08 AM]
Adult Swim Prescribes Another Season of "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm happy," said Corddry. "After our season six cliff hanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more."

[06/02/15 - 08:59 AM]
"Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014," A Thought-Provoking Look at the Lives and Untimely Deaths of People Killed by Gun Violence in America, Debuts June 22, Exclusively on HBO
The film details victims' lives in the moments leading up to the shootings and shows how each death reverberates in the lives of others.

[06/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
Award-Winning Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor Eli Roth to Host "Shark Week's" Hit Late-Night Talk Show "Shark After Dark"
The new season airs Sunday, July 5 to Thursday, July 9 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on Discovery.

[06/02/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops NBC in Tight Demo Race of Originals
The Alphabet's "The Whispers" opens up 25% from the season premiere of "Mistresses" a year ago.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of New Discovery Channel Series "Killing Fields"
The series will reveal the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields - locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
CMT Adds Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to Its Growing Roster of Performers for 2015 "CMT Music Awards" Live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.

[06/02/15 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" to Series and a One-Hour Stand-Up Special
"I'm deeply touched that Comedy Central has decided to fulfill my Make-A-Wish dream of hosting a comedy show about sex. My parents are very proud (of my sister, who is a teacher)," said Glaser.

[06/02/15 - 07:54 AM]
Ovation TV Green-Lights New Original Series for the Fall: "Art Breakers"
The series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.

[06/02/15 - 06:01 AM]
Dwyane Wade to Join ABC "NBA Countdown" Team during The Finals
Wade, who has played in the previous four NBA Finals on ABC, will contribute insights and analysis during pre-game and halftime shows for Games 2 and 3, and again for Games 6 and 7, if necessary.