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[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.

[08/24/07 - 06:34 PM]
MyNetworkTV Finalizes Fall Lineup
The netlet has firmed up its fall plans, adding three new series in addition to the previously announced "Jail" and "Decision House."

[08/24/07 - 10:15 AM]
Rhi Original Miniseries Answered by Fire Makes Its U.S. Premiere on Ion Television September 2
The four-hour mini-series is inspired by the recent and horrifying true events in East Timor.

[08/24/07 - 10:14 AM]
Carissa Scarpa, a Grad Student from Flagstaff, AriZ., Will Continue Her Quest for $10 Million Next Tuesday, August 28, on "Power of 10" on the CBS Television Network
Carissa Scarpa, a grad student from Flagstaff, Arizona, will compete in next week's episode.

[08/24/07 - 10:13 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 22 episode.

[08/24/07 - 10:12 AM]
After a Bizarre Week Inside the "Big Brother 8" House, Houseguests Vote Unanimously to Get Jen Off the Premises
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/24/07 - 10:12 AM]
Instant Gratification for Teen Soap Fans
As the first 65 episodes of Hollyoaks go into late night repeats on BBC AMERICA, new episodes are premiering online daily at BBCAmerica.com, freely available for seven days.

[08/23/07 - 09:32 PM]
The Yale School of Management Declared Champions of CNBC's "Fast Money Mba Challenge," Live from the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square on Wednesday, August 22
CNBC details the winner of its first original game show.

[08/23/07 - 09:31 PM]
The A&E Network Special Presentation 9/11's Toxic Dust Premieres Thursday, September 6 at 10pm ET/PT
The special "explores the questions around this human tragedy through the stories of four people -- who worked at and around Ground Zero and who are now sick -- as they fight their personal battles."

[08/23/07 - 03:37 PM]
FOX Drops 'Anchorwoman' After One Airing
Back-to-back repeats of "'Til Death" will now fill the Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c hour for the next three weeks.

[08/23/07 - 01:24 PM]
FOX Offers Premiere Episode of New Drama "K-Ville" for Streaming Across 200 Online Outlets Including FOX.com, AoL.com, Yahoo!, Ign and TVguidE.com Beginning Thursday, August 23
The first 17 minutes of its lead-in "Prison Break's" third season will also be available.

[08/23/07 - 01:23 PM]
CBS's Emmy Award-Winning "The Price Is Right," with New Host Drew Carey, to Have 36th Season Premiere on Monday, October 15 on the CBS Television NetworK.
Carey was recently named host of television's long-running game show, succeeding former host Bob Barker, who retired in June after 35 years on the show.

[08/23/07 - 01:22 PM]
Wheel of Fortune, Televisions #1 Syndicated Series, Celebrates Its Milestone 25th Season with All New Shows Starting Monday,
Plus: In March 2008, the series will travel to Chicago, the hometown of Pat Sajak, and tape 15 episodes from the Navy Pier.

[08/23/07 - 11:44 AM]
NBC and HousepartY.com Team to Fire Up 'Friday Night Lights' Fans Across America by Throwing 1,000 Viewing Parties on September 14 That Provide an Exclusive Sneak Peek at Second-Season Premiere Airing on NBC October 5
NBC will use "Friday Night Lights" fan websites, NBC Affiliate Websites, NBC.com and the Houseparty.com database for the banner ads and e-mail blasts to promote the opportunity to host a party.

[08/23/07 - 11:42 AM]
Big Brother 8 Houseguests Daniele and Amber Leave the House for the First Time in Nine Weeks to Appear on "Power of Ten" Next Tuesday, AuG. 28, on the CBS Television Network
After almost nine weeks in the "Big Brother" house, Daniele and Amber, the top two winners of a Power of Veto competition, won a luxury reward and were flown to New York to appear on the game show.

[08/23/07 - 11:41 AM]
Power of 10 Delivers Its Best Wednesday Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 22.

[08/23/07 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Par Network TV Signs an Overall Deal with Director and Producer Jon Turteltaub
The arrangement calls for Turteltaub to produce, create and develop all television genres under his Junction Entertainment banner, which is run by Karim Zreik and Dan Shotz.

[08/23/07 - 10:48 AM]
Nbc, Mgm and Reveille Enter Arena with Updated Primetime Series Version of Popular 'American Gladiators' Hit for a New Generation
"This memorable series was once a worldwide phenomenon, and given its built-in appeal, we feel it's time to re-introduce it to a new generation and take it to a heightened level of excitement for fans of all ages," said NBC's Craig Plestis.

[08/23/07 - 10:11 AM]
USA Network Serves Up 107 Hours of Us Open Coverage Beginning Monday, AuG. 27
USA's live coverage, in its 24th year, will be simulcast in high definition on Universal HD.

[08/23/07 - 10:10 AM]
The Future of Fashion Has Arrived as the CW Network Reveals the 13 Finalists Who Hope to Become "America's Next Top Model"
The show's latest cycle premieres Wednesday, September 19.

[08/23/07 - 10:09 AM]
Mare Winningham Set to Guest Star on "Boston Legal"
She plays Patrice Kelly, who asks Alan Shore's (James Spader) advice on how to kill the man who murdered her daughter and was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.

[08/23/07 - 09:07 AM]
High School Musical 2 and Justin Timberlake to Receive Special Awards on "Teen Choice 2007" Live Sunday, August 26, on Fox
The movie's co-stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Olesya Rulin and Kaycee Stroh are set to appear.

[08/23/07 - 09:05 AM]
Canterbury's Law Subpoenas Aidan Quinn
He'll take over for Linus Roache as Matt Furey, the estranged law professor husband of Julianna Margulies's character.

[08/22/07 - 09:34 PM]
Stephen Colbert to Announce the Ebay Auction of His Celebrity-Signed Cast for the "Yellow Ribbon Fund" Charity on "The Colbert Report" Thursday, August 23 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
The cast was signed by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Katie Couric, Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Pelosi, Tim Russert, Tony Snow and Brian Williams.

[08/22/07 - 09:34 PM]
That's a Wrap! Will Bigham Chosen as Hollywood's Newest Director
FOX details the winner of "On the Lot."

[08/22/07 - 09:33 PM]
Oxygen's Tori & Dean: Inn Love Continues Momentum
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 21.

[08/22/07 - 09:15 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Man, The" (CBS)

[08/22/07 - 09:15 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Law Dogs" (CBS)

[08/22/07 - 06:05 PM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" Sets Record Ratings and Series High Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 21.

[08/22/07 - 03:22 PM]
Steve Carell, Kyle Chandler, the Cast of "Entourage," Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Katherine Heigl, Hayden Panettiere, Jimmy Smits, Jon Stewart, Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Walsh Confirmed Presenters for the 59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
The show, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Sunday, September 16 (8:00-11:00 ET Live/ PT tape delayed) on FOX.

[08/22/07 - 12:07 PM]
NBC Benefits from 'Amne$ia' with New Original Quiz Show from Mark Burnett Productions
The series is "a high-energy game show where contestants are challenged to answer tough questions for money and prizes" with the twist being "all of the questions come from the contestant's own life."

[08/22/07 - 12:06 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Finale Dominates Tuesday Night
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 21.

[08/22/07 - 12:05 PM]
CNBC's 'Fast Money Mba Challenge,' Finale Live from the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square on Wednesday, August 22
On Wednesday, August 22, the bulldogs of Yale will battle the longhorns of Texas in the final round of CNBC's first original game show.

[08/22/07 - 12:03 PM]
Lifetime Television Greenlights the Lifetime Original Movie, 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter,' Based on Kim Edwards' Best-Selling Novel
DGA Award-winning and Emmy(R) nominated director Mick Jackson ("Live from Baghdad," "Tuesdays with Morrie") has signed on to helm the project.

[08/22/07 - 10:10 AM]
Spike TV Nets Big Catch with 'The Hunt For: Monster Sharks'
The one-hour special, due to air on September 3, takes a look at the 2007 Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament.

[08/22/07 - 10:08 AM]
Lifetime Television's Critically-Acclaimed Water Cooler Drama, 'Army Wives,' Ends Record-Setting First Season on Sunday, August 26 at 10pm (ET/PT)
The newcomer is the most watched series in the network's 23-year history.

[08/22/07 - 10:07 AM]
Janeane Garofalo Joins Cast of "24" for Season Seven
She'll play Janis Gold, an FBI systems analyst assigned to the team investigating the crisis befalling Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and company in the upcoming season.

[08/21/07 - 09:36 PM]
ABC Family Learns the Way of the Warrior ...and Hits the Mall
The network has greenlit "Samurai Girl," a drama pilot based on the popular young adult book series of the same name.

[08/21/07 - 03:18 PM]
TV Guide Network Signs Joey Fatone to Co-Host Its Signature Red Carpet Specials
Fatone will share hosting duties with TV actress and fashion entrepreneur, Lisa Rinna, who signed an exclusive deal with TV Guide Network in April.

[08/21/07 - 03:17 PM]
USA Still on Top
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/07 - 02:22 PM]
A Tribe Called Quest Joins Honorees Snoop Dogg, Whodini, Missy Elliott, Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing and the Film 'Wild Style' at the Fourth Annual 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Premiering on VH1 and VH1 Soul Monday, October 8 at 10pm*
Chris Rock, Ciara, Eve, Pharrell Williams, The Game, T.I., Timbaland, Busta Ryhmes, Common, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Bow Wow and Nick Cannon are also set to appear.

[08/21/07 - 02:21 PM]
MTV Grinds the Airwaves with Professional Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler in "Life of Ryan"
The series is described as "a coming-of-age story featuring a 17-year-old superstar skateboarder who defies gravity for a living but is being grounded by the pull of his personal life as it starts to fall apart."

[08/21/07 - 02:18 PM]
Eight Countries in Eight Days -- NBC Announces Cast Destinations and Key Fan Events for the 'Heroes World Tour,' Presented by Nissan
NBC.com will be the online destination for fans following the "Heroes" global adventures (NBC.com/Heroesworldtour) with daily postings and exclusive video of the cast's adventures.

[08/21/07 - 02:17 PM]
NBC Universal Celebrates Diversity with Second Annual 'Comedy Short Cuts' Film Festival Honoring Semi-Finalist Filmmakers on September 6 in New York City
The semi-finalist screening, hosted by the cast of NBC's "30 Rock," will begin at 7 p.m. on September 6 at the New World Stages in New York.

[08/21/07 - 02:13 PM]
'America's Got Talent' and 'Singing Bee' Top NBC's Week of August 13-19
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/07 - 02:11 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 13, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/07 - 02:09 PM]
CBS Maintains Its Summer Dominance Among Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/07 - 11:23 AM]
Project Runway Signs Unprecedented Licensing Agreements for Upcoming Season 4 of the Emmy-Nominated Hit Fashion Design Competition Series
The licensees include Aaron Company, Brother International, Prym Consumer, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, and Simplicity Pattern Co.

[08/21/07 - 11:22 AM]
60 Minutes Does It Again: Ranks First in Households for the Week and Second in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 19.

[08/20/07 - 11:24 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Reinventing the Wheelers" (ABC)







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.