or


    [thursday, august 16, 2007]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[08/16/07 - 09:41 PM]
Will an Emmy Win Finally Get Bravo's Kathy Griffin Off the D-List?
The network has slated a four-episode marathon of her series for Monday, August 20 starting at 6:00/5:00c.

[08/16/07 - 04:20 PM]
ABC Flips Tuesday, Wednesday Lineups; NBC Spotlights 'Crosswords'
The Alphabet's "Primetime" franchise will now occupy the 10:00/9:00c hour on both nights with "i-Caught" and "NASCAR in Primetime" at 9:00/8:00c on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

[08/16/07 - 02:36 PM]
The New York Television Festival and ABC Announce "Pushing Daisies" Premiere Screening Event
On Saturday, September 6 at New World Stages in Midtown Manhattan, Festival audiences will experience an advance screening of the acclaimed pilot followed by a reception honoring the cast and creators.

[08/16/07 - 02:35 PM]
Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn Star in the Television Event Motion Picture, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's for One More Day," Premiering Sunday, December 9 on Abc
In the film, based on Albom's bestselling book For One More Day, Imperioli plays Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair.

[08/16/07 - 02:33 PM]
Movie Adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," Starring the Award-Winning Broadway Cast and Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Will Air as an "ABC Premiere Event," February 25, 2008, the Night After the Network's Live Telecast of 80th Annual Academy Awards
Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan and John Stamos all star in the three-hour original movie, from executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[08/16/07 - 02:31 PM]
Hot Summer Nights for "Dateline NBC"
NBC spins the numbers for the newsmagazine this summer.

[08/16/07 - 02:28 PM]
Dewey Moorman, a Red Cross Sales Representative from New Orleans, LA., Will Continue His Quest for $10 Million Next Wednesday, August 21, on "Power of 10" on the CBS Television Network
Dewey Moorman, a Red Cross sales representative from New Orleans, will compete in next week's episode.

[08/16/07 - 02:27 PM]
CBS to Sponsor Its Third Multicultural Sketch Comedy Talent Showcase to Be Directed by Rick Najera in Association with Aftra, East West Players, Nosotros, the Robey Theatre Company, American Indians in Film and Television and Sag, in January 2008
The network's on-going talent showcases are part of the CBS Diversity Institute, "a comprehensive program designed to identify and develop diversity within the writing, directing and talent communities."

[08/16/07 - 12:46 PM]
NBC's 'Deal Or No Deal' Kicks Off the Season with Donald Trump as the Banker, an NFL Extravaganza and a Million Dollar Mission -- and One Lucky Home Viewer Will Win a Million Dollars!
Donald Trump will play banker on the show's September 17 episode while eight NFL Hall of Famers will be featured on the September 19 installment.

[08/16/07 - 11:46 AM]
TV Land and Wilhelmina Models, InC. Partner to Find the Next Great Supermodel Age 35 and Older
Due this spring, the winner of the reality series competition will receive a lucrative modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, Inc.

[08/16/07 - 11:44 AM]
Lifetime Television Sends Five Real-Life Army Wives to a 'Five Star Army Wives Experience' Gala Party in Los Angeles to Celebrate Drama's August 26 Season Finale
The event features attendees from Lifetime's "Army Wives" promotion and includes an all-expenses paid, VIP trip for two to Los Angeles.

[08/16/07 - 11:43 AM]
What We Learned About Americans This Week on the CBS Primetime Game Show "Power of 10"
CBS details the poll results from the show's August 15 episode.

[08/15/07 - 11:06 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Pushing Daisies" (ABC)

[08/15/07 - 11:06 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Marlowe" (ABC)

[08/15/07 - 09:47 PM]
FX Teams with Myspace to Offer a Special Sneak Preview Episode from the Upcoming Third Season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
FX has ordered 15 new episodes for season three which will air over the course of 10 weeks.

[08/15/07 - 09:45 PM]
Selita Ebanks, Melissa Joan Hart, Shelley Hennig, Joey Lawrence, Ryan Sheckler and Aimee Teegarden Headline Panel of Celebrity Judges for NBC's Live Telecast of the 25th Annual Miss Teen Usa(R) Pageant
Plus: 19-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.

[08/15/07 - 09:43 PM]
TBS Presents Network Television Premieres of Comedy Hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Guess Who?
Said movies will premiere over the next two weekends on the cable channel.

[08/15/07 - 09:42 PM]
Ellen Degeneres to Present Comedy Variety Special for TBS from HBO and Aeg Live's the Comedy Festival
The two-hour variety special will feature performances by top talents from the worlds of comedy and music.

[08/15/07 - 06:05 PM]
An Elite Army Unit Bring Ultimate Force to BBC America
The show's ensemble cast includes "Heroes" co-star Sendhil Ramamurthy.

[08/15/07 - 02:22 PM]
Fergie Set to Perform on "Teen Choice 2007" Live Sunday, August 26, on Fox
She joins Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Seacrest, Jordin Sparks, David Spade, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Vanessa Hudgens, among others.

[08/15/07 - 10:53 AM]
Lifetime Television Marks Tenth Anniversary of Princess Diana's Death with Special Three Night Programming Event Saturday, August 25, Sunday, August 26, and Monday, August 27
The event includes the "candid and explosive 1995 BBC landmark interview conducted by award-winning journalist Martin Bashir."

[08/15/07 - 10:52 AM]
Tuesday's Edition of "Big Brother 8" Notches the Best Adult 18-49 Rating on Any Night This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 14.

[08/15/07 - 10:51 AM]
CBS Introduces the 40 Pioneers of "Kid Nation"
The kids will "cook their own meals, clean their own outhouses, haul their own water and even run their own businesses - including the old town saloon (root beer only)."

[08/15/07 - 10:50 AM]
Ugly Betty Is "Brighter, Bolder, Bettyer" with a New Marketing Campaign Featuring the Series' Cast and Universal Republic's Hit Recording Artist Mika
In addition, a music video featuring Mika recording "Betty Girl," along with scenes from his "Big Girl" music video, and memorable moments from Season One of "Ugly Betty," can be found on ABC.com.

[08/15/07 - 10:47 AM]
ABC Creates a Special Lineup Devoted to Emmy-Nominated Series the Week of August 20
In addition, there will be special sneak peeks of returning fall series during the episodes.

[08/15/07 - 10:00 AM]
Celebrities Battle It Out and Learn to Spit Lyrics from the Biggest Names in Hip Hop in MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar" Premiering on Thursday, August 30th at 10pm ET/PT
Perez Hilton, Tone Loc, Warren G and Paul Wall are among those set to mentor and compete.

[08/15/07 - 09:43 AM]
Will You Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth and "Nothing But the Truth" with $500,000 on the Line?
The new FOX series will "put contestants to the test using a lie detector and 21 increasingly personal questions to judge whether or not they are telling the truth for a chance to win $500,000."

[08/15/07 - 09:42 AM]
Ion Media Networks Completes Acquisition Agreement with CBS Television Distribution to Air "48 Hours"
Hosted by Erin Moriarty, one of the veteran CBS News correspondents of "48 Hours," the show will appear weeknights on ION Television beginning in the fourth quarter of 2007.

[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.







  [august 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/17/18 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 17
Updates include: Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale series canceled by Netflix; Tom Segura, Christina Pazsitzky to star in CBS comedy; and Steven Ogg to recur on TNT's "Snowpiercer."

[08/17/18 - 12:30 PM]
Fox 21 Television Studios and The Littlefield Company Option Best Selling Author Beth Macy's "Dopesick" for Television
"Every once in a while, you come across a piece of material that is that rare diamond in that it's an incredibly arresting story, and, even more, is timely and important," commented Bert Salke.

[08/17/18 - 11:18 AM]
HBO Announces Series Order for Damon Lindelof's "Watchmen"
Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, "Watchmen" embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

[08/17/18 - 11:00 AM]
Disney Channel's New Family Comedy "Coop & Cami Ask the World" Set to Premiere Friday, October 12
The series follows the antics of middle-school siblings Coop and Cami Wrather, who co-host a popular online show while balancing life, family and friendship.

[08/17/18 - 10:16 AM]
Cast Announced - YouTube's Season 2 "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*"
On tap are Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Jon Cryer, Rhys Darby, Donald Faison, Lucy Hale, Tom Lennon, Ken Marino, Tim Matheson, Joel McHale, Tim Meadows, Stephen Merchant, Ben Schwartz, Dax Shepard, Jessica St Clair, Pete Wentz, and Samira Wiley.

[08/17/18 - 10:08 AM]
Netflix Announces "What/If" an All New Original Drama Series Starring Renee Zellweger from Creator Mike Kelley
The social thriller explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.

[08/17/18 - 10:01 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Fall Season Highlights
New series include "Blood Runs Cold" (Thursday, October 25) and "Deadly Silence" (Tuesday, November 13).

[08/17/18 - 09:18 AM]
"Monday Night Football" Preseason Game on ESPN Up 11 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 16.

[08/17/18 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the night among total viewers in addition to adults 18-49.

[08/17/18 - 08:00 AM]
"Star Wars Resistance," A New High-Flying Animated Adventure Series, Takes Flight with a One-Hour Premiere Sunday, October 7, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.

[08/17/18 - 07:31 AM]
Key Art Debut - Jeremy Saulnier's Gripping Psychological Thriller "Hold the Dark," A Netflix Film Starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard, Riley Keough
The latest Netflix original film debuts on Friday, September 28.

[08/16/18 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 16
Updates include: E! axes "The Royals" after four seasons; USA gives series order to "Bourne" TV series "Treadstone"; and Michael Engler to helm "The Gilded Age" at NBC.

[08/16/18 - 02:31 PM]
Starz's "Outlander" Season Four Returning November 4th!
Season four continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.

[08/16/18 - 01:03 PM]
TNT Orders "The Angel of Darkness" Limited Series
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will return for the sequel to this year's "The Alienist."

[08/16/18 - 12:38 PM]
Special Edition of "20/20" Looks Back on Life and Legacy of Icon Aretha Franklin
Look for the one-hour special to air tonight at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.