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    [saturday, july 21, 2007]    
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[07/21/07 - 11:11 PM]
NBC Triumphs at TCA Awards
NBC newcomer "Friday Night Lights" won Outstanding New Program and its series "The Office" was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Comedy for the second year in a row.

[07/20/07 - 07:42 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 16-20
Updates include: Mandy Patinkin officially exits "Criminal Minds," "Dancing With the Stars" judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba land their own show plus Snoop Dogg to get the celeb-reality treatment at E!

[07/20/07 - 06:22 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of July 9-15): 'Monk,' 'Psych' Returns Spark Usa
Compared with their winter bows earlier this year, "Psych" was up 13% while "Monk" was down 8%.

[07/20/07 - 10:13 AM]
Thursday Nights Just Got Tougher with the Addition of Dc Comics' Heroine Supergirl on "Smallville" and Two Hard-Hitting Female Hunters on "Supernatural"
Laura Vandervoort flies into "Smallville" as Supergirl, Clark Kent's (Tom Welling) strong-willed cousin from Krypton while Katie Cassidy and Lauren Cohan join the war on "Supernatural."

[07/20/07 - 10:12 AM]
The CW's 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule
"Beauty and the Geek" will kick off the netlet's fall schedule on September 18 while "Life Is Wild" will round out its lineup on October 7.

[07/20/07 - 08:46 AM]
Big Brother 8 Houseguests Boot Manipulative Joe
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[07/20/07 - 08:45 AM]
Anya Garnis and Hok Konishi Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/19/07 - 07:51 PM]
Showtime Is Proud to Be Nominated for the Following Emmy(R) Awards
Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins both earned acting nods for "Weeds" while "The Tudors," "Dexter," "This American Life" and "Penn & Teller: Bullshit" were also honnored.

[07/19/07 - 07:49 PM]
Lionsgate's Acclaimed Showtime Comedy Weeds Scores 5 Emmy(R) Nominations Including Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
The studio's "The Lost Room" also received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Main Title Design by Thomas Cobb and Robert Bradley and Outstanding Sound Mixing for A Miniseries or A Movie by Bayard Carey, Rick Alexander and Rich Rogers.

[07/19/07 - 07:47 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef " and "D-List" Earn Ratings High
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 17-Wednesday, July 18.

[07/19/07 - 07:44 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group Celebrates 85 Primetime Emmy Nominations
The network scored nominations in four of the five series categories - Comedy, Drama, Reality and Reality-Competition.

[07/19/07 - 07:43 PM]
ABC Shifts Monday and Tuesday Night Summer Lineups
In addition, ABC has ordered 13 additional episodes of "Just for Laughs."

[07/19/07 - 07:42 PM]
American Inventor Announces the Six Finalists to Compete for the Million-Dollar Grand Prize
The Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Houston and Tampa winners will now all compete in a two-hour special on Wednesday, July 25.

[07/19/07 - 01:56 PM]
Universal Media Studios Shatters Its Own Record by Capturing 60 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations Over Wide Range of Programs Paced by Freshman Series '30 Rock' with 10 and 'Heroes' with 8 as Well as 'The Office' with 9
"It's incredibly exciting and rewarding to see our creative talent be recognized with so many nominations from the TV Academy today," said Katherine Pope, President, Universal Media Studios.

[07/19/07 - 01:53 PM]
Sci Fi Channel Scores 7 Emmy Noms Including Writing & Directing Nods for 'Battlestar Galactica'
The cable channel also received two nods for last December's "the Lost Room" mini-series as well as the first nomination for its top-rated original series "Eureka."

[07/19/07 - 01:51 PM]
NBC Scores Big at Primetime Emmy Nominations with 69
Leading the charge for NBC is the freshman comedy series, "30 Rock," which picked up 10 nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series as well as lead actor (Alec Baldwin), lead actress (Tina Fey), writing and directing.

[07/19/07 - 01:50 PM]
Dotcomedy Highlights 'Chuck and Larry' with Sandler Collection
"Adam Sandler's new movie is very funny, and so are these great clips," said Sean Redlitz, Managing Director, DotComedy. "Coincidence?"

[07/19/07 - 01:46 PM]
Lifetime Television's Sizzling Summer Continues as Network Snares Two Prestigious 2007 Emmy Award Nominations
The pair of nods were for the original movie "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" and Gena Rowlands's performance in fellow original "What if God Were the Sun?"

[07/19/07 - 01:44 PM]
HBO Receives 86 Emmy(R) Nominations, the Most of Any Network This Year; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Leads All Programming with 17 Nominations; the Sopranos Leads All Series with 15 Nominations
The pay channel received the most nominations of any network for the seventh year in a row.

[07/19/07 - 01:43 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Honored with Network Record 12 Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations
"South Park," the adult animation phenomenon, home to Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman, received its seventh nomination for the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour), the category in which it won in 2005.

[07/19/07 - 01:43 PM]
Turn on Your Mencia-Vision and Watch as Carlos Mencia Reveals the Winner of the "So You Think You Can Rant" Contest Sunday, July 22 at 10:00 P.M.
Not only will Mencia announce and air the winning rant on his show, but the winning video will also be featured on the "Mind of Mencia" Web site and blog.

[07/19/07 - 01:42 PM]
CBS Eye-Lert to Keep Viewers in Tune and on Time with Their Favorite Shows
CBS Eye-lert, which launches this fall, will enable viewers to be notified via email and text message if the start time of a program will be delayed.

[07/19/07 - 01:41 PM]
CBS to Provide Exclusive Branded Content for the Healium (Tm) Waiting Room Network
Currently reaching 300,000 viewers monthly, The HealiumTM network is expected to have a national footprint reaching 3,000,000 viewers per month in 2008 when the service becomes available to medical clients serviced by Henry Schein, Inc., which serves more than 120,000 medical practices in the United States.

[07/19/07 - 01:40 PM]
ABC News Digital Grows 13% in Unique Visitors in June Versus the Same Time Last Year
Articles that generated the most feedback include Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross' exclusive report on newly trained teams of Taliban suicide bombers being sent to the United States and Europe, and The Blotter's report on Iran being caught shipping Arms to the Taliban.

[07/19/07 - 11:58 AM]
CNBC's First Original Game Show, "Fast Money Mba Challenge," Premieres Wednesday, August 1 at 9 PM Et
"Fast Money's" Dylan Ratigan hosts the series, which "features 32 current MBA students from eight business schools seeded according to their positioning contained within the 2007 US News & World Report Top Business Schools ranking."

[07/19/07 - 11:57 AM]
USA Network Garners a Record 12 Primetime Emmy Nominations
The nominations for "Monk" and "The Starter Wife" are the most USA has received in a single year, besting the nine received in 2004.

[07/19/07 - 11:56 AM]
Bravo Shatters Previous Record and Earns Nine Emmy Nominations for 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Emmy-Award winning "Project Runway" earned a total of three nominations, including its third consecutive nod for Outstanding Reality Competition, and "Top Chef" garnered two nominations, including its first nomination for Outstanding Reality Competition program.

[07/19/07 - 09:26 AM]
AMC Announces Original Drama Series Mad Men to Launch on Itunes
A special 'making of' Mad Men documentary is available now as a free download on iTunes, and 12 Apple retail stores in cities that include New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, are featuring the documentary in their Apple Theater areas.

[07/19/07 - 09:23 AM]
Go "Green with Emmy"; "59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Air Sunday, SepT. 16, on Fox
Among its green goals: the use of recyclable materials and recycling whenever possible; using hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles for transportation; and replacing production golf carts with bicycles.

[07/19/07 - 05:40 AM]
The 59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Nominees ArE...
Toping the nominations list are HBO's "Burn My Heart at Wounded Knee" (17), AMC's "Broken Trail" (16), HBO's "The Sopranos" (15) and ABC's "Ugly Betty" (11).

[07/18/07 - 11:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Swingtown" (CBS)

[07/18/07 - 11:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Demons" (CBS)

[07/18/07 - 03:09 PM]
FOX Bumps '5th Grader' Return to September, Extends 'Lyrics'
Also: details on what will fill the gaps between its summer and fall schedules.

[07/18/07 - 02:18 PM]
Victoria Beckham Hosts NBC's Thursday Night Comedy Block and Encore Presentation of Her Popular Special 'Victoria Beckham: Coming to America' on Thursday, July 19
Beckham will provide commentary about her life in America featuring clips from her recent special, while she takes viewers through two hours of its critically acclaimed comedies.

[07/18/07 - 02:02 PM]
TBS Continues Hot Comedy Winning Streak as Premiere of the Bill Engvall Show Joins Ad-Supported Cable's Top Sitcom Telecasts of All Time
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 17.

[07/18/07 - 02:01 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 17.

[07/18/07 - 01:57 PM]
Production Begins in Los Angeles on New ABC Drama Series "Private Practice," from Shonda Rhimes, Creator of "Grey's Anatomy"
Plus: the network reveals details on KaDee Strickland's character as well as the addition of Mark Tinker as an executive producer.

[07/18/07 - 11:36 AM]
House Announces Casting News
Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Peter Jacobson, Anne Dudek and Edi Gathegi all land multi-episode arcs on the popular medical drama.

[07/18/07 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Announces 2007-2008 Premiere Dates
"Kid Nation" and "Survivor" will get the jump on the network's traditional "premiere week" while "Viva Laughlin" will get a special post-"C.S.I." bow on Thursday, October 18.

[07/18/07 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Announces Its "New" Drama Development Team
Christina Davis and Robert Zotnowski have been promoted to Senior Vice Presidents, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment, jointly overseeing the Network's drama department, and Yelena Chak joins as Director, Drama Development.

[07/18/07 - 10:52 AM]
Renowned Feature Film Director/Producer Tony Scott ("Man on Fire," "Deja Vu") Makes His Network Television Directing Debut on the Fourth Season Premiere of "Numb3rs," on the CBS Television Network
Scott's episode will serve as "a template that freshens up the production values of the show for the fourth season."

[07/17/07 - 11:48 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Women's Murder Club" (ABC)

[07/17/07 - 11:48 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Judy's Got a Gun" (ABC)

[07/17/07 - 07:18 PM]
MTV Drives Sunday Nights with New Line-Up Starting Sunday, July 22nd
New car makeover competition series "Trick It Out" joins returning favorite "Pimp My Ride" for its final season starting on Sunday, July 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/17/07 - 06:16 PM]
Recasting Bug Hits NBC's 'Life,' 'Bionic,' Others
Mae Whitman and Melissa Sagemiller are out of NBC's "Bionic Woman" and "Life" respectively, while changes are in store for The CW's "Eight Days a Week" and NBC's "Lipstick Jungle." Plus: a recap of the recastings to date this season.

[07/17/07 - 02:03 PM]
Linus Roache ('Kidnapped,' 'Batman Begins') Joins Regular Cast of NBC's 'Law & Order' as New Executive Assistant District Attorney
He'll portray an executive assistant district attorney - the former office held by Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) after McCoy was elevated to district attorney for next season.

[07/17/07 - 02:01 PM]
Sundance Channel Re-Ups with Scout Productions for Season 2 of Eco-Series 'Big Ideas for a Small Planet(Tm)' 13-Part Series to Premiere April 2008
In addition the network has acquired the U.S. rights to the second season of the BBC series "It's Not Easy Being Green."

[07/17/07 - 12:14 PM]
'The Singing Bee' Tops the Charts as the Week's #1 Show
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 9-15.

[07/17/07 - 12:12 PM]
CBS Ratings for the Seventh Week of Summer -- CBS Has the Week's Top Four Scripted Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 9-15.

[07/17/07 - 12:10 PM]
Pictures of Hollis Woods, a New Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation Starring Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard and James Tupper Has Begun Production in Victoria, B.C., for Broadcast on the CBS Television Network
Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek ("Coal Miner's Daughter"), Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard ("Cross Creek") and James Tupper ("Men in Trees") all star in the original movie, due to air during the upcoming season.







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