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[05/18/07 - 10:37 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of May 7-13): Nba Playoffs Power Tnt, Espn
NBA coverage dominated the top 15 programs on cable last week as TNT landed six spots while ESPN posted a pair.

[05/18/07 - 06:49 PM]
Sports Star Anna Kournikova Teams with Cartoon Network to Help Boys & Girls Clubs of America Get Animated
Featuring multiple Cartoon Network animated "stars" joining Ms. Kournikova and BGCA kids in various demonstrations, the program will be introduced to some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country starting June 4, and will reach more than four million kids between the ages of 6-13.

[05/18/07 - 05:52 PM]
Girls, Guts and Glory Take to the Ring in Oxygen's Reality Series Fight Girls
The eight one hour episodes place the women in Sin City where two girls battle in elimination fights in front of a live Las Vegas crowd each week determining who earns the right to fight in Thailand.

[05/18/07 - 05:15 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 14-18
Updates include: HBO details the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Anatomy of Hope," Regency Television to shop around ABC's "Mr & Mrs. Smith" while "Big Love" is set to shoot a trio of three-to-five minute mini-episodes for HBO on Demand.

[05/18/07 - 12:57 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 17, 2007 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 17.

[05/18/07 - 12:00 PM]
Bob Barker Bests Betty Finale
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 17.

[05/18/07 - 11:57 AM]
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The #1 New Series Everyone Is Talking About, 'Heroes: Season 1'
The first season DVD set includes the original 73-minute extended pilot with audio commentary by Tim Kring.

[05/18/07 - 11:56 AM]
GSN Adds Hosts to 'Playmania' Late Night Participation TV Block
GSN's stable of hosts for its late night participation TV programming block, PLAYMANIA, has grown and now includes Shandi Finnessey, Jessica York, Jeff Thisted and Angelle Tymon.

[05/17/07 - 10:40 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: MynetworkTV
MyNetworkTV is hoping revivals of FOX's "Paradise Hotel" and NBC's "Meet My Folks" will help reverse its ratings fortunes as the network began detailing its 2007-2008 season plans this week.

[05/17/07 - 04:39 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Fox
More details on "House's" post-Super Bowl berth, FOX's new MLB playoff schedule, the future of "Nanny 911" and "Trading Spouses" as well as various other odds and ends.

[05/17/07 - 04:37 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: CBS & the Cw
Find out the various odds and ends from CBS and the CW's presentations you might have missed out on.

[05/17/07 - 04:32 PM]
Jaslene Gonzales Is "America's Next Top Model"
Jaslene Gonzales, an online college admissions adviser from Chicago, was crowned the winner of the eighth cycle of The CW's hit reality series "America's Next Top Model."

[05/17/07 - 03:58 PM]
The-N.com Searches for the Next Singing Sensation with Its "Instant Star Karoake Showdown" User Generated Contest
The grand prize winner of the contest will be announced during the season finale of Instant Star on Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m. (ET).

[05/17/07 - 03:55 PM]
Vanessa Minnillo and Mario Lopez to Host Miss Universe (R) 2007, Live from the National Auditorium in Mexico City on Nbc, Monday, May 28, 9-11 PM Et
"Heroes" co-star James Kyson Lee, rocker Dave Navarro, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and World and Olympic Figure Skating Campion Michelle Kwan are among the celebrity Judges.

[05/17/07 - 03:53 PM]
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular Wins Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 16.

[05/17/07 - 03:52 PM]
Over Three Million Bingo Grids Have Been Printed from ABC.com in Anticipation of the Premiere of "National Bingo Night," Friday, May 18 on Abc
In anticipation of this Friday's premiere of ABC's "National Bingo Night," over three million Bingo grids have been downloaded by the public for at-home play.

[05/17/07 - 03:50 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, May 16, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 16.

[05/17/07 - 03:49 PM]
ABC Daytime Stars Make Debut Appearance at 2007 Cma Music Festival
The four-day party and music celebration will air as a special, "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock", MONDAY, JULY 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

[05/17/07 - 10:15 AM]
The CW Kicks Off Its Second Season with Six New Series
he CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2007-2008 season today at Madison Square Garden before more than 3,000 advertisers, affiliates and national media. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.

[05/17/07 - 09:38 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2007-2008 Season
Peter Liguori, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2007-2008 television season.

[05/17/07 - 09:27 AM]
FOX 2006/07 Season Highlights (Through 5/15/07)
FOX ranks #1 among Adults 18-49 for the third straight season, and the second in a row without the benefit of the Super Bowl.

[05/17/07 - 06:24 AM]
Melinda Doolittle Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[05/17/07 - 05:06 AM]
Man Accused of Kidnap and Rape in Torture Chamber Is Focus of "America's Most Wanted" Manhunt Saturday, May 19, on Fox
An Oregon man accused of kidnapping and raping young women in a torture chamber he created in his home is the subject of a manhunt that will be featured on this week's "Most Wanted."

[05/16/07 - 03:34 PM]
24 Clock Set for Two More "Days"
As the clock ticks toward the climactic final two hours of 24's Season Six on Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX has extended the Emmy Award-winning series for two additional seasons through 2008-2009.

[05/16/07 - 02:47 PM]
HBO to Make New Comedy Series Flight of the Conchords Available Online and Provides First Ever Chance for Users to Legally Share Full Episode
Beginning on May 15th and up through the series premiere on June 17th, the entire 30 minute episode will be available online.

[05/16/07 - 02:05 PM]
ABC Bumps 'Boston Legal' Finale After Sweeps
The Alphabet adds "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" special to its May 22 lineup, bumping the "Legal" finale to May 29.

[05/16/07 - 02:05 PM]
Lifetime Television Memorial Day Weekend Features Cavalcade of Movies and Miniseries Along with On-Air Salute to Armed Forces
Lifetime Television's Memorial Day weekend features a cavalcade of movies and miniseries along with a special salute to the men and women in the Armed Forces, leading up to the premiere of the network's drama series "Army Wives."

[05/16/07 - 02:04 PM]
NBC Universal Presents Exclusive First Look at "Evan Almighty" in Multi-Network "Roadblock"
This first-ever opportunity to see new material from the motion-picture comedy will be offered for the first time anywhere at 8:58 p.m EST/PST on NBC, MSNBC, SciFi, Bravo, USA, Universal HD, CNBC, Mun2, Chiller and Sleuth.

[05/16/07 - 02:03 PM]
Bravo's Kathy Griffin Announced Plans to Date Her Way WwW.offthedlisT.com with Fans Voting Online for Larry Birkhead, Kevin Federline, Mario Lopez, Prince William Or Sanjaya for a Celebrity Couple Date
Griffin's date with the celebrity who receives the most votes will be featured on Bravo during the third season finale of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" on July 24.

[05/16/07 - 02:01 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 15.

[05/16/07 - 02:00 PM]
Brian Regan in Concert: A Comedy Central Live(R) Event Kicks Off at the North Fork Theatre on Long Island on Friday, June 8 and Travels to Over 40 Cities Nationwide
The tour kicks off on Friday, June 8 at the North Fork Theatre on Long Island and will travel to over 40 cities nationwide including San Diego, New Orleans and Philadelphia.

[05/16/07 - 01:59 PM]
Comedy Central(R) and Atomfilms Team Up for Second Annual User-Generated Broadband Video Competition "Comedy Central Test Pilots"
The cable channel is partnering with AtomFilms and once again putting out a challenge to its audience with the launch of the second annual "COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots," an online competition in search of the next big broadband series.

[05/16/07 - 07:05 AM]
CBS Announces 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule
CBS announced today its 2007-2008 Fall Primetime lineup, featuring five new series - one comedy, three dramas and one reality program. These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup, which will win the 2006-2007 season in viewers and adults 25-54, continuing the Network's multi-year winning streak.

[05/16/07 - 06:20 AM]
2007 Tony Award(R) Nominees Announced
"Spring Awakening," "The Coast Of Utopia," "Grey Gardens," "Curtains," "Legally Blonde The Musical," "Mary Poppins," "Coram Boy," "Journey's End" and "110 In The Shade" are among the multiple nominees.

[05/16/07 - 05:56 AM]
Fate of 'Jim,' 'Apprentice,' 'Mars' to Come After Upfronts
"According to Jim," ABC's current longest running scripted series, may very well live on while the CW may wait until June 15 to reach a verdict on its cult drama "Veronica Mars."

[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."







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[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
The iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y.

[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
NBC Pulls "Taken" from Friday Lineup for Expanded "Dateline"
The Peacock will now finish the show's sophomore run on Saturday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning May 26.

[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires 2018 Sundance and SXSW Winner "Science Fair"
The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Next Chapter in the "Chain of Command" Franchise
The second season of the "Chain of Command" franchise will premiere in early 2019 after National Geographic camera teams embed with the elite agency over the course of a year.

[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Innovative Docu-Series: "In Their Own Words" (WT) from Peabody- and Emmy Award-Winning Producer/Director Tom Jennings
Tentative topics for the first season of the series include the Deepwater Horizon disaster, narco drug wars and the 2008 global financial meltdown.

[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic's Critically Acclaimed Legacy Series "Explorer" to Return to the Network This Fall
The new season, currently in production, will premiere on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.

[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
A+E Networks Inks Overall Production and First-Look Development Deal with Award-Winning Journalist Elizabeth Vargas
The centerpiece of the agreement will make Vargas the face of the network's new nonfiction primetime journalistic banner A&E Investigates(TM).

[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison Begin Production in Fiji on Hallmark Channel's "A Summer to Remember" (wt)
Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
Under the agreement, Velocity and Motor Trend will also live broadcast the full FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) "Super Season", which begins with the Spa-Francorchamps event this May.

[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
Sundance Now Greenlights Second Season of Original Relationship Dramedy "This Close"
"This Close" will begin production on its eight-episode second season in summer 2018 in Los Angeles.

[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Reinvents "Yo! MTV Raps" Across Linear and Digital Platforms Kicking Off with 30th Anniversary Live Event at Barclays Center on June 1st
Tickets to the show go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10AM ET.

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.

[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
Syfy Picks Up Image's Killer High School Comic "Deadly Class" to Series
The story is set in the counter-culture of the late 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who is recruited into an elite private school filled with the children of crime families and affluent criminals.