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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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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
The book was discovered by his wife Sherri Crichton amongst his archives and immediately identified the book as "Pure Crichton."

[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
"This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue," said Courteney Monroe.

[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.