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[08/14/07 - 11:37 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Thick of It, The" (ABC)

[08/14/07 - 11:37 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cavemen" (ABC)

[08/14/07 - 01:20 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 6, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 6-12.

[08/14/07 - 01:20 PM]
60 Minutes Ranks First in Households for the Week, Second in Viewers and Wins Sunday Night for the Sixth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 12.

[08/14/07 - 01:16 PM]
All Three Editions of "Big Brother 8" Hit New Ratings Highs and All Place in the Top 10 Among Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 6-12.

[08/14/07 - 01:15 PM]
GSN Honors Game Show Legend Merv Griffin the Weekend of August 18 with Five-Hour Marathons Saturday and Sunday
The GSN marathons are in two five-hour blocks Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET.

[08/14/07 - 01:11 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Paces NBC's Week of August 6-12
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 6-12.

[08/14/07 - 01:10 PM]
Bravo's Emmy-Nominated 'Top Chef 3 Miami' Offers 'Bite-Sized' Entertainment on Verizon Wireless V Cast Phones
Bravo To Go will showcase short-form content in the form of "Bite-sized" video segments with "dish" from the special guest judges featured in each episode as they weigh-in on the competition and join this season's judges' table.

[08/14/07 - 10:24 AM]
NoW...more "Today" Everyday --"Today" Kicks Off Its Fourth Hour on September 10
The hour will be hosted by "Today" News Anchor and "Dateline NBC" Anchor Ann Curry, National Correspondent Natalie Morales, and Correspondent Hoda Kotb.

[08/14/07 - 09:51 AM]
The N Is All About a Girl This Summer as the Teen Network Commences Production on Its First Scripted Comedy
The comedy chronicles Amy Ryan (Chiara Zanni), a college sophomore whose campus dorm turns out to be more of a dud than a dream, and she finds herself in need of a new address.

[08/14/07 - 09:50 AM]
Just for Laughs Presents "Family Guy Live!"
Seth MacFarlane's Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series will celebrate its upcoming sixth season and launch into national syndication with the Chicago premiere of the wildly popular live stage event "Family Guy Live!" starring the cast of the hit FOX series.

[08/14/07 - 09:49 AM]
Lauren Gottlieb and Pasha Kovalev Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[08/14/07 - 09:47 AM]
Emmy Award Nominee Joe Mantegna Joins the Cast of "Criminal Minds"
Joe Mantegna will play FBI Special Agent David Rossi, making his first appearance in the fifth episode of the season.

[08/13/07 - 09:47 PM]
Viewers Will Laugh 'Til They Cry When Artie Lange Hosts "Friday Night Stand-Up" Friday, August 24 from 10:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.
Said installment will be followed by the network television premiere of Lange's movie "Beer League."

[08/13/07 - 06:04 PM]
Catherine Bell and Chris Potter Star in "The Good Witch," an Original Movie Which Has Begun Production in Toronto, Canada for Air on Hallmark Channel in 2008
Bell plays "a mysterious and mystical woman who moves into a small town, lives in a haunted house, and has everyone wondering if she's a witch because of the magical changes she begins to make in everyone's lives."

[08/13/07 - 04:40 PM]
TLC and the Miss America Organization Reach Multi-Year Deal for Telecast Rights to 'Miss America 2008 Pageant'
"Miss America" will air live from Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas on Saturday, January 26th.

[08/13/07 - 04:39 PM]
MTVn's Noggin and the N Channels to Split Into Two Separate 24-Hour Services, DeC. 31, '07
Plus: The N also has acquired the hit "That '70s Show" (June 2008), which will join the recently added "Laguna Beach" (45 eps) and "The Hills" (23 eps).

[08/13/07 - 02:52 PM]
ABC Drops 'Knights,' 'Nine'; Sends 'Nascar' to 10:00/9:00c
As for the rest of the night, a pair of "According to Jim" repeats will now kick things off at 8:00/7:00c, followed by rebroadcasts of "Primetime: The Outsiders" at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/13/07 - 12:48 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Nurses" (FOX)

[08/13/07 - 12:48 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Canterbury's Law" (FOX)

[08/13/07 - 12:21 PM]
CBS's "Big Brother 8" Sunday Edition Continues Ratings Momentum Hitting Its Best Viewer Delivery on Any Night for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12.

[08/13/07 - 12:17 PM]
Production Begins in Los Angeles on New Comedy Series "Samantha Who?," Premiering October 15 on Abc
Cecelia Ahern and Donald Todd are behind the newcomer, which will air on Mondays at 9:30/8:30c this fall.

[08/13/07 - 10:15 AM]
Ion Television Reports Record Results for "Killer Wave"
ION spins the numbers for Sunday, August 5.

[08/13/07 - 10:13 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Cleans Up Its Act and Starts to Address the Mess with Pro-Social Initiative Geared to Reducing Waste and Reviving the Planet
The first phase of Address the Mess features a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign designed to "introduce the initiative and prompt a call-to-action to visit AddressTheMess.com, an engaging, interactive and educational Web site that will inform visitors on a variety of environmental issues."

[08/10/07 - 06:04 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 6-10
Updates include: USA gives "Notice" a second season, FOX gives hefty put pilot commitments to two newcomers and HBO sinks its teeth into a "True Blood" series order.

[08/10/07 - 02:52 PM]
NBC's 'Heroes' Ali Larter Shows Fans an Exclusive Sneak Peek of Her Upcoming Movie 'Resident Evil: Extinction,' as She and Co-Star Adrian Pasdar Host the First of Five Weeks of the Cast's Favorite Episodes, Beginning on Monday, August 13
The hosted segments will promote the 'Heroes' DVD release on August 28 as well as the Season two premiere on September 24.

[08/10/07 - 10:46 AM]
Big Brother 8 Thursday Live Eviction Edition Notches Best Viewer and Adult 25-54 Deliveries on Any Night This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 9.

[08/10/07 - 10:45 AM]
This Just IN... ...from CBS Entertainment
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" will return to CBS on Tuesday, December 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/10/07 - 10:44 AM]
Third Time's a Charm as "Big Brother 8" Houseguests Give Three-Time Nominee Kail Her Walking Papers
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/09/07 - 09:50 PM]
Comedy Central(R) and Atomfilms(R) Announce the Winner of Second Annual User-Generated Broadband Video Competition "Comedy Central Test Pilots"
The grand prize winner, "Super Sam," as determined by the online voting, will receive $5,000 and the potential for a development deal to produce an episodic broadband series.

[08/09/07 - 12:27 PM]
Trishelle Cannatella Joins the Staff of "DR. Steve-O" This Fall
Trishelle will assist Steve-O as his "Nurse on Duty" on his mission to "de-wussify wimps, nerds and couch potatoes who have been nominated by their buddies, girlfriends, wives, mothers, coworkers or even have nominated themselves."

[08/09/07 - 12:26 PM]
CBS Sports Kicks Off 2007 NFL Preseason Schedule
Friday sees the Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints followed by the San Diego Chargers against the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, August 18 and the New England Patriots against the Carolina Panthers on Friday, August 24.

[08/09/07 - 12:25 PM]
What We Learned About Americans This Week on the CBS Primetime Game Show "Power of 10"
The Eye details the survey results for its two episodes aired to date.

[08/09/07 - 11:01 AM]
Fans Get Sneak Peek of NBC's New Fall Primetime Lineup as Greg Grunberg of the Emmy-Nominated Hit 'Heroes' Hosts 'The NBC Primetime Preview Show'
The 30-minute special will be offered to NBC's 232 television stations (check local listings) as well as other channel entities such as USA, SCI FI, Bravo, UniHD, Chiller, mun2, MSNBC, CNBC, Sleuth, NBC2Go, on-demand and broadband.

[08/09/07 - 11:01 AM]
MTV Celebrates Season 20 of "The Real World" by Rolling Out the Green Carpet in Hollywood, California
The network has ordered 24 episodes of "The Real World: Hollywood" which is scheduled to premiere Q1 2008.

[08/09/07 - 09:56 AM]
The Wednesday Time Period Premiere of "Power of 10" Leads CBS to First Place in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 8.

[08/09/07 - 09:55 AM]
Kathleen Decker, a Community Relations Assistant from Woodside, N.Y., Will Continue Her Quest for $10 Million Next Week, on the "Power of 10" Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network
Two of last night's contestants only walked away with $1,000 each.

[08/09/07 - 09:54 AM]
Labor Day Comes a Month Early for One "American Idol" Hopeful; History Made as Baby Idol Born During Dallas Auditions
After completing the audition and learning she will return for the next round, Antoria Gillon was taken to a local hospital, where she gave birth to a healthy son - whom she named Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan.

[08/08/07 - 11:28 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Family of the Year" (ABC)

[08/08/07 - 11:28 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC)

[08/08/07 - 09:55 PM]
AMC Launches Customized Multi-Platform Content Celebrating Advertising Legends to Promote Mad Men
The beautifully produced spots will feature ad industry veterans including Jerry Della Femina, Bob Jeffrey, and Martin Puris and others, sharing their personal stories from that time.

[08/08/07 - 09:53 PM]
We TV Expands Wedding Related Programming Building on the Success of We Go Bridal
The network's new series include "Wedding Central," "Rich Bride Poor Bride" and "The Fabulous Life Presents: VH1's Big Fat Fabulous Wedding."

[08/08/07 - 09:51 PM]
We TV Launches International Charity Auction of Princess Diana
All proceeds will be donated to the national children's organization, America's Promise Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

[08/08/07 - 07:45 PM]
Available for a Limited-Time Only, Genius Products Proudly Presents the Premiere Episode of the Highly Anticipated Television Series on the Sci Fi Channel Flash Gordon
The company will release the show's August 10 premiere on DVD the following Tuesday - August 14.

[08/08/07 - 06:15 PM]
Fall TV Season Comes Into Focus as Otx Releases Early Awareness, Interest and Buzz for New Broadcast Shows
With more than six weeks until the official start of the fall season, the data suggests that NBC's "Bionic Woman" and ABC's "Cavemen" are generating the most awareness, interest and buzz.

[08/08/07 - 06:14 PM]
Lmn Scores Two First Place Finishes Among Female Subscribers in Latest 2007 Beta Cable Subscriber Study
LMN ranked #1 on aided awareness among All Adults (90%) for the sixth year in a row when compared with other mid-sized networks (on par with last year, 88%).

[08/08/07 - 03:39 PM]
Mario Lopez to Host Miss Teen USA 2007, Live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Nineteen-year-old singing superstar, Kat DeLuna will perform "Whine Up" and the sensational Jonas Brothers will perform a medley of their hits "Hold On" and "S.O.S." during the telecast.

[08/08/07 - 03:39 PM]
Didja Hear? USA Network Announces DidjA.com, the New Online Destination for Commercial Fans
The site, due to launch in early 2008, is "a free online archive of current and classic television commercials, movie trailers and other brand-related content."

[08/08/07 - 03:38 PM]
Bravo Begins Nationwide Contestant Search for New Series 'Make Me a Supermodel'
Nationwide casting calls will be held this September in Dallas (Sept. 14 & 15), followed by stops in Chicago (Sept. 19 & 20), Miami (Sept. 24 & 25), New York City (Sept. 30 & Oct. 1), and Los Angeles (Oct. 6 & 8).

[08/08/07 - 01:22 PM]
TNT's Critically Acclaimed Hit Series Saving Grace Spreads Its Wings Wider as Network Orders 15 Additional Episodes
The series launched July 23 with ad-supported cable's biggest audience for a new series premiere for the year to date.







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[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.

[08/28/14 - 11:13 AM]
Get Ready for the Hottest Night of the Summer on the Season Finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday, September 3 on FOX
Guest judges include Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski and Adam Shankman.

[08/28/14 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Offers First Five Episodes of Unscripted Original Series "The Chair" for Starz Subscribers on Starz Play and Starz on Demand
The first episode of the network's first unscripted series will also debut on the pay channel on Saturday, September 6 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/28/14 - 09:30 AM]
Nerd Alert - September Is Nerd Month on TBS
Look for extra episodes of nerd favorite "The Big Bang Theory" and nerdtastic movies like Men in Black 2, Zombieland, Bad Teacher and Old School.

[08/28/14 - 09:21 AM]
More Families, More Fun! "Family Feud" Returns with All-New Season on Monday, September 15, 2014
"Family Feud" is averaging a 5.0 household rating to date nationally, putting it 9% over a year ago and making it the fourth highest-rated first-run strip.

[08/28/14 - 09:02 AM]
Maroon 5 to Perform During "America's Got Talent" Sept. 3 Live Results Show on NBC
The chart-topping recording group will play, "Maps," the most recent single from their upcoming fifth studio album, "V" through 222 Records/Interscope Records.

[08/28/14 - 08:36 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Time Slot Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure and Is the #1 Show of the Night in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.

[08/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
ABC's "Motive" Finale Is Up 13% to Tie a 10-Week High and Grows Over Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.