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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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[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.

[05/05/16 - 12:25 PM]
TV One Honors Memorable Moms with "Love My Momma Month of May"
Highlights include the premiere of its latest original movie, "Chasing Waterfalls."

[05/05/16 - 12:00 PM]
Adam Bernstein to Direct Premiere of Spike's New Scripted Series "The Mist"
From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, "The Mist" goes into production this summer and airs in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 11:58 AM]
FOX NASCAR Gains Momentum at Talladega
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/05/16 - 11:25 AM]
Whitney Thore's Hidden Secrets Revealed on Third Season of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
Look for the first of nine new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/05/16 - 11:13 AM]
FX Orders New Ryan Murphy Limited Series "Feud"
Today FX has placed an order for Murphy's latest anthology franchise, an eight-episode series that will explore the bouts and blows of epic conflicts.

[05/05/16 - 11:02 AM]
Bravo Media's "Tour Group" Returns on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 10PM ET/PT
The first two episodes of "Tour Group," including the preview special, are available on VOD and at BravoTV.com for viewers to catch up before episode three premieres.

[05/05/16 - 10:15 AM]
Netflix Announces "Dear White People," A New Comedy Series Based on Justin Simien's Critically-Acclaimed Indie Film
The 10-episode, 30-minute series will go into production later this year and will premiere on Netflix around the world in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Check Out the Mid-Season Trailer for MTV's "Real World: Go Big or Go Home"
After a trip to the gun range, Ceejai struggles to keep her cool when Jenna triggers painful feelings from her past.

[05/05/16 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Take Home Demo Crown
The network's juggernaut dips week-to-week but still leads the night by a solid margin.

[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.