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[05/25/07 - 10:35 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of May 14-20): Nba Continues to Power Tnt, Espn
While HBO's "The Sopranos" remained perched on the cable ratings throne, TNT and ESPN continued ride their NBA coverage into the top 15.

[05/25/07 - 07:19 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 21-25
Updates include: ABC names showrunners of "Carpoolers," "Women's Murder Club" and "Cashmere Mafia," Comedy Central to redevelop "Gay Robot" and Charles McDougall signs on to helm NBC's "The Watch."

[05/25/07 - 12:28 PM]
Into the Uknown with George Noory to Air on Sci Fi Channel
"Into The Unknown with George Noory," a late night television special exploring the realm of the unexplained, will air on the SCI FI Channel on Wednesday, June 13 at 11:00PM (ET/PT).

[05/25/07 - 11:53 AM]
FOX Ramps Up 'Loop' Burn Off
FOX has bumped up the return date of "The Loop" and plans to burn off all 10 episodes from its second season in just 27 days.

[05/25/07 - 10:38 AM]
Mary-Kate Olsen Joins the Cast of Weeds!
Olsen will be featured in 10 of the season's 15 episodes as Tara, a new love interest for Silas (Hunter Parrish) whose girlfriend broke his heart last season.

[05/25/07 - 10:36 AM]
Carrie Fisher and Garry Marshall Confirmed as Series-Regular Judges for FOX's Moviemaking Competition "On the Lot"
Entertainment news anchor Adrianna Costa has also been added as host while D.J. Caruso is the latest guest judge.

[05/24/07 - 09:32 PM]
The Dead Zone, a USA Network Original Series, Returns for Season Six on Sunday, June 17 at 10:00pm/9:00 Central
In addition, Lionsgate will also release the show's complete fifth season on DVD on June 5.

[05/24/07 - 03:29 PM]
CBS Wins the 2006-2007 Season in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the final numbers for the 2006-2007 season.

[05/24/07 - 03:28 PM]
Witness "Arrested Development's" Michael Cera and His Best Friend Clark Duke in the Mockumentary, "Clark and Michael"
The web series follows two best friends who are determined to be successful Hollywood writers and producers, but awkwardly stumble through the development of a TV show.

[05/24/07 - 11:15 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, May 23, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 23.

[05/24/07 - 10:12 AM]
Jordin Sparks Is Crowned the "American Idol"
Amazingly, 74 million votes were received after Tuesday's performance show, shattering the previous world record of 70 million set April 24 following the "Idol Gives Back" fund-raising special.

[05/23/07 - 06:45 PM]
Storm Hawks' Death-Defying Adventure Lands on Cartoon Network
"Storm Hawks," which bows Monday, June 4 at 7:00/6:00c, depicts the adventures of five mismatched teens as they struggle to defend their people from an evil empire.

[05/23/07 - 02:10 PM]
At-Home Viewer Watched and Won $50,000 Jackpot Following the Premiere of ABC's "National Bingo Night"
Elena ("Elie") Barbarito of Mountain View, CA was the first at-home $50,000 jackpot winner of ABC's "National Bingo Night."

[05/23/07 - 02:08 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, May 22, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 22.

[05/23/07 - 10:28 AM]
NBC and Msg Entertainment to Air First-Ever One Hour 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular' Holiday Special
Co-Hosted by 'The Today Show's' Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, and executive produced by "60 Minutes" creator Don Hewitt, the special will air in early December.

[05/23/07 - 10:25 AM]
Andrea Bowen ('Desperate Housewives') and Jennie Garth ('Beverly Hills, 90210'), Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'Girl, Positive,' a Powerful Story That Raises the Stakes of Love and Life When One Teen Faces Hiv/Aids, Premiering June 25
The original movie tells the story of Rachel (Andrea Bowen), a high school senior who fears she may be infected with HIV and must come to terms with the life-altering news.

[05/23/07 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Ends First Season En Fuego
The CW spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20 and the 2006-2007 season.

[05/23/07 - 10:22 AM]
A&E Network's Criss Angel to Attempt 24-Hour Death-Defying Demonstration in New York's Times Square Beginning on Monday, June 4
The show's third season of kicks off Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00/9:00c with a special one-hour premiere, followed by 26 all-new half hour weekly episodes.

[05/22/07 - 09:30 PM]
Comedy Central(R) to Turn Nyc's Central Park Into "Comedy Central Park" on Friday June 22
Comedian Dave Attell will host and perform at this inaugural event, which will also feature five young and up-and-coming stand-up comedians.

[05/22/07 - 05:57 PM]
Oxygen Scores Most Watched Week Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/07 - 03:44 PM]
USA Network Enlists Campfire for the 4400 Season Four Launch
A teaser video is currently live on the show's home page, The4400.com and will ultimately serve as a rabbit hole into the campaign's initial launch consisting of 3 websites.

[05/22/07 - 03:40 PM]
ABC Marks Its Best Adult 18-49 Competitive Position in May in 7 Years, While Generating Its Largest Audience During a May Sweep Since 2001
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period and the 2006-2007 season.

[05/22/07 - 03:35 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of May 14, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/07 - 01:17 PM]
Sci Fi Asks America to Join the Search for the Next Ghost Hunter
On Wednesday, May 30th from 7 to 10 pm (ET/PT) a special marathon of Jason and Grant's all time favorite episodes will kick off promotion for the Hunt for the Hunter, a national search for the newest member of the Ghost Hunters team.

[05/22/07 - 01:12 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April May 14-20 and the 2006-07 Television Season
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20 and the 2006-2007 season.

[05/22/07 - 01:10 PM]
CBS to Win the 2006-2007 Season in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the 2006-2007 season.

[05/22/07 - 10:32 AM]
GSN Acquires Primetime Network Game Show 'Show Me the Money'
The seven episodes include two which never aired during ABC's original 2006 run. These never-before-seen episodes will make their television premiere on GSN July 17 and July 24.

[05/21/07 - 09:28 PM]
It's the 25 Greatest Sketches of All Time, Bee-Atch! from the First Three Seasons of "Chappelle's Show" When "The Best of Chappelle's Show Uncensored" DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, June 5
Extras include entire episode of Charlie Murphy's "True Hollywood Stories" featuring Rick James and additional never-before-aired Charlie Murphy Stories.

[05/21/07 - 06:47 PM]
We TV Premieres Original Series She's Moving In
Peggy Bunker hosts the series, a new original home design series featuring couples who have decided to move in together and are grappling with whose sense of style and dé cor wins.

[05/21/07 - 05:55 PM]
Drama Hits the Highway This Summer with Premiere of Bad Girls Road Trip on Oxygen
"Bad Girls Road Trip" follows season one housemates Leslie, Aimee and Zara as they travel cross country to meet each other's friends and family; visit the other 'bad girls' in their hometowns and help cast the second season of the show.

[05/21/07 - 02:48 PM]
MTV Viewers Have Spoken with Over 1.2 Million Hits -- They Want Their Human Giant!
MTV gave Human Giant 24 hours from noon on May 18th to noon on May 19th to earn a second season - and they needed to get a million hits on their site to do it.

[05/21/07 - 02:46 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 20, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/21/07 - 02:46 PM]
Utah Couple and South Carolina Woman Are Winners of "Afhv" Dream Vacation Sweepstakes Grand Prize
The Walks, who were finalists in the competition for their award-winning video of their pug dog, Sassy, were the winners of the ultimate Disney dream vacation Grand Prize for four.

[05/21/07 - 10:55 AM]
100% of MTV Viewers Polled* Think the Latest List of Movie Awards Presenters Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel, John Krasinski, Mandy Moore, Robin Williams, Justin Long, and Bruce Willis Will Make This Years Show a 'Must Watch Event'
Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel, John Krasinski, Mandy Moore, Robin Williams, Justin Long, and Bruce Willis have been added to the growing list of presenters at the "2007 MTV Movie Awards."

[05/21/07 - 10:52 AM]
Yeah Boyeee! Comedy Central(R) to Roast Flavor Flav
"The Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav," the network's first-ever carbon neutral production, will air Sunday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/21/07 - 10:51 AM]
Lil' Bush Takes Residency on Comedy Central(R) All-New Series Premieres Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30 P.M.
Iggy Pop, best known for his band Iggy and the Stooges, has joined the cast as the voice of Lil' Bush's confidant, "Lil' Rummy."

[05/21/07 - 10:21 AM]
And the Critics' Choice Awards Show Goes to ... VH1
VH1 will air the 13th annual "Critics' Choice Awards" gala live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, January 7, 2008.

[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).







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.