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[10/12/07 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 8-12
Updates include: "24's" Kiefer Sutherland reaches a plea agreement over his DUI arrest, CBS Television Distribution looks to spin off "Dr. Phil," FOX eyes an animated revamp of "The Pitts" and plenty of new casting news.

[10/12/07 - 04:52 PM]
FOX Trims 'Jezebel James,' Extends 'K-Ville'
FOX will suspend production on "James" after its seventh episode, six shy of its previously announced 13-episode order.

[10/12/07 - 04:30 PM]
'Flipping Out' Starts Airing on November 5th on Cnbc
Starting Monday, November 5th, the Bravo series will be rebroadcast at 9PM and 12AM ET.

[10/12/07 - 04:29 PM]
BET Networks Taps Blair Underwood to Narrate New Original Series Exalted
The series "explores the lives of African American ministers as they prepare their sermons, lead their congregation, and perform weekly ministerial duties while at the same time deal with the challenges of everyday life."

[10/12/07 - 01:53 PM]
H E R O E S - the Hottest TV Series of the Year Goes Graphic
The graphic novel, due on November 23, features the artwork of Michael Turner, Phil Jiminez and Tim Sale.

[10/12/07 - 01:08 PM]
The Graham Norton Show Continues with a Star-Studded Second Season
This season's guests include Orlando Bloom, Kim Cattrall, Elijah Wood, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, David Tennant, and Jon Bon Jovi.

[10/12/07 - 12:50 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, October 11, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 11.

[10/12/07 - 10:08 AM]
Csi Tops "Grey's Anatomy" in Viewers for the Third Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 11.

[10/11/07 - 04:27 PM]
Dan Waters to Develop Pilot for Sci Fi Channel
This comedic pilot about three humanoid aliens stranded in middle America "explores the themes found in such classics as 'Stranger In A Strange Land,' 'The Day the Earth Stood Still,' and 'Starman,' but with a healthy dose of 'South Park'-like satire."

[10/11/07 - 04:26 PM]
Sunday Night Originals Score Big for Oxygen
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, October 7.

[10/11/07 - 03:10 PM]
NBC Universal Leads the Pack in Diversity Efforts with the Second Annual Comedy Short Cuts Film Festival
A blind script commitment with Universal Media Studios was presented to the "Yoga" filmmakers Tajamika Paxton, former film executive at MTV Films, and Gregory M.T. Colleton.

[10/11/07 - 03:09 PM]
NBC Universal Announces Long-Term Plan to Create West Coast News Headquarters and Content Center in Los Angeles
The West Coast facility will be modeled after the NBC News World Headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, which is being unveiled today and opens later this month.

[10/11/07 - 03:05 PM]
Lifetime Networks Partners with Starz Media to Produce and Distribute Original TV Movies Globally
The deal kicks off with three new originals: "True Confessions of A Hollywood Starlet" starring JoJo and Valerie Bertinelli; "Queen Sized" starring Nikki Blonsky; and "Wisegal" starring Alyssa Milano and Jason Gedrick.

[10/11/07 - 01:30 PM]
CBS Orders Six One-Hour Episodes of "Million Dollar Password" from Fremantlemedia North America
The new primetime game show will be a modernized version based on the Goodson/Todman classics "Password," "Password Plus" and "Super Password."

[10/11/07 - 01:29 PM]
TV Land Relaunches TVlanD.com as Ultimate Entertainment Site for Baby Boomers
TVLand.com is the first official website to license full-length, free, streaming episodes of classic television series' "The Andy Griffith Show," "Leave It To Beaver" and "Gunsmoke."

[10/11/07 - 01:28 PM]
LifetimetV.com Teams with Paltalk to Launch Weekly Online Chats with Popular Medium/Clairvoyant Lisa Williams Beginning Friday, October 12 from 10-11pm (Edt/Pdt)
Last season's Lisa Williams text chats were extremely popular, resulting in LifetimeTV.com's most trafficked single hour in history.

[10/11/07 - 01:27 PM]
Powerhouse "Top Model" and Growing New Hit "Gossip Girl" Lift the CW's Signature Wednesday
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/07 - 01:03 PM]
Victoria Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the Cw
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[10/11/07 - 12:17 PM]
Criminal Minds Tops "Bionic Woman" and "Private Practice" in Viewers for the Second Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/07 - 12:15 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, October 10, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/07 - 12:14 PM]
ABC News to Offer Paid Internships Beginning January 2008
ABC News previously offered academic credit for semester-long internships.

[10/11/07 - 12:05 PM]
NBC News' Matt Lauer to Interview Senator Larry Craig in an Exclusive "Matt Lauer Reports" Primetime Special on Tuesday, OcT. 16 and on "Today" Wednesday, OcT. 17
The one-hour special will pre-empt "The Singing Bee" and cut "The Biggest Loser" to one hour next week.

[10/11/07 - 12:05 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group Casting Presents Its Sixth New York Actors Showcase
The showcase, the sixth one to be held in New York, will take place at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street, on Monday, October 22.

[10/11/07 - 11:14 AM]
ESPN.com's "The Sports Guy" Bill Simmons Joins E:60 as Special Contributor
He joins the previously announced team of award-winning ESPN journalists - Jeremy Schaap, Lisa Salters, Tom Farrey, Rachel Nichols and Michael Smith - who serve as the show's correspondents.

[10/11/07 - 10:57 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold Hit NBC Primetime Series "Heroes" to Cable Networks G4 and Mojo for Initial Off-Network Run
The multi-season strip deals with G4 and MOJO debut in fall 2010, and include a repurpose window of current season episodes the week following NBC's initial airings starting in 2007.

[10/11/07 - 09:06 AM]
Tivo Announces Premiere Week Ratings
The ratings, generated using TiVo's Stop||Watch(TM) service, revealed that "Grey's Anatomy," with a total rating of 27.2%, was the most watched show in Total and Time-shifted viewing during premiere week.

[10/11/07 - 09:03 AM]
Molly Shannon ('Year of the Dog,' 'Saturday Night Live') and Steven Weber ('Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,' 'Wings') Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'More of Me'
The movie, due on November 17, is a "whimsical, lighthearted and touching comedy about an overworked and overextended wife, mom and career woman who splits into three separate versions of herself with distinct personalities in order to manage her chaotic life."

[10/11/07 - 09:01 AM]
'The Salt-N-Pepa Show' and 'Gotti's Way' Premiere on VH1 on Monday October 15th Beginning at 10:00pm*
Two new VH1 series will reveal personal journeys of hip hop celebrities Salt-N-Pepa and Irv Gotti on Monday nights beginning on October 15th.

[10/11/07 - 08:55 AM]
NBC Universal Announces Long-Term Strategic Plan for West Coast Operations
Additional plans are underway for the renovation and expansion of Stage One on the Universal lot, where a live audience theater will be the new home of "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" in 2009.

[10/10/07 - 10:42 PM]
Nbc, CBS Stand by Their Newcomers
NBC's "Bionic Woman," "Chuck," "Life" and "Journeyman" as well as CBS's "Cane" get the go ahead to pen additional scripts.

[10/10/07 - 04:25 PM]
It's Party Time! Comedy Central Records(R) Releases "Nick Swardson: Party" on Tuesday, October 23
Swardson co-wrote and starred in the Happy Madison-produced films "Grandma's Boy" and "Benchwarmers."

[10/10/07 - 04:23 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Comedian Mo Mandel of San Francisco Grand Prize Winner of "Open Mic Fight," Network's Multi-Platform Stand-Up Competition
Mandel's "Open Mic Fight" grand prize consists of an appearance in a Comedy Central stand-up show, featured video exposure on comedycentral.com and more!

[10/10/07 - 04:15 PM]
NBC Universal and Mastercard Team Up for 'Uncovering Evidence of Life' Marketing Initiative
The pod busters began with the show's second episode on October 3 and will air for a total of six consecutive episodes, ending November 7.

[10/10/07 - 04:14 PM]
CBS Interactive Launches Original Web-Based Series "How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills"
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays now through October 25, two new episodes of HOW TO SURVIVE A HORROR MOVIE will stream online (a total of 6 episodes per week for three weeks..."666").

[10/10/07 - 01:16 PM]
NBC Announces Tim Vincent as Host of Intriguing Live Competition Series 'Phenomenon'; Identities of the 10 Carefully Selected Mystifying Contestants Revealed
The series will premiere on Wednesday, October 24 (8-9 p.m. ET) airing its five-week run Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, with a special two-hour live episode on Halloween night, October 31 (8-10 p.m. ET).

[10/10/07 - 11:50 AM]
Run's House Season 4 Premieres Thursday, October 25th @ 10pm (ET/PT)
Throughout the season each episode will also be available day after air at iTunes Store, Amazon Unbox, Walmart Video Downloads, Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, and Bit Torrent.

[10/10/07 - 11:47 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 9, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/10/07 - 09:04 AM]
'It's My Party' (Wt) and 'Matt Titus: Matchmaker' to Join 'How to Look Good Naked' on Lifetime Television's New Friday Night Reality Programming Block
Premiering Friday, January 4, 2008, "How to Look Good Naked," starring Carson Kressley, will air at 9PM, followed by "The Matt Titus Dating Show" at 9:30 PM and two back-to-back episodes of "It's My Party" from 10-11 PM.

[10/09/07 - 05:01 PM]
The CW's Top Comedy, "The Game," Scores Double-Digit Year-To-Year Gains
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 8.

[10/09/07 - 04:19 PM]
Hallmark Channel Begins Fourth Quarter on a High Note - Network Ranks #5 in Prime Time for Week of October 1
Plus: four new original holiday movies will premiere this season: "A Grandpa for Christmas" (11/24), "All I Want for Christmas" (12/1), "The Note" (12/8) and "Love's Unfolding Dream" (12/15).

[10/09/07 - 04:18 PM]
Sexy Alien Encounters and the Return of a Former Torchwood Member as BBC America's Hit Sci-Fi Series Continues
Plus: From October 15 through October 26, fans can go to a special web page and vote for the cover they want to see on the DVD box set that hits stores on January 22.

[10/09/07 - 03:48 PM]
HBO Enters Into Exclusive Overall Development Deal with Emmy(R) Winning Actor and Director Charles S. Dutton
"I'm excited to renew my long-standing relationship with HBO," said Dutton. "I look forward to developing other projects that will have the same stamp of excellence as our previous collaborations."

[10/09/07 - 03:48 PM]
Monday Night Football: Cable's Biggest Household Audience of 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 8.

[10/09/07 - 03:47 PM]
Acclaimed Drama Gossip Girl First New Series Picked Up for Full Season
The netlet confirms our previous report about the full-season order.

[10/09/07 - 01:27 PM]
Fox, TBS Shift Mlb Coverage on Monday
The news means that FOX will pre-empt both "Prison Break" and "K-Ville" on October 15.

[10/09/07 - 12:36 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 1, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/09/07 - 12:27 PM]
2007 American Music Awards Nominees Announced
For the first time in American Music Awards history, winners will be determined by online voting at ama.abc.com (votes will be collected from Oct. 9 to Nov. 1).

[10/09/07 - 11:27 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 in 18-49 for a Second Week in a Row and Remains Tied for the Season-To-Date Lead
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/09/07 - 11:24 AM]
How I Met Your Mother, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Rules of Engagement" Post Week-To-Week Growth
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 8.

[10/09/07 - 11:21 AM]
CBS Wins Week Two in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.







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[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett Star in "Big Driver" - Original Movie Based on Short Story by Stephen King - Premieres October 18 on Lifetime(R)
The film tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime.

[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars.

[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
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The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.

[08/21/14 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Announces More Leading Characters for "Tut" Event Series
Nonso Anozie, Sibylla Deen, Kylie Bunbury, Alexander Siddig, Peter Gadiot and Iddo Goldberg are among the latest to join the project.

[08/21/14 - 09:02 AM]
TNT Lands Rights to Lionsgate's Hunger Games and Divergent Franchises
The Hunger Games is slated to air on TNT for the first time in winter 2015, and the network will add the second installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in winter 2016.

[08/21/14 - 08:59 AM]
"A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY," A Film by Liz Garbus and Steve Buscemi, Explores the Demanding Lives of New York City Firefighters When It Debuts Sept. 8, Exclusively on HBO
Featuring first-hand accounts of veteran firefighters and former FDNY member Buscemi, the film reveals what it feels like to fight, and know, fire in New York.

[08/21/14 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[08/21/14 - 07:04 AM]
FXX's 12-Day Marathon of "The Simpsons" Kicks off Today, August 21 at 10 AM ET/PT
Said run will conclude September 1 at 12 AM ET/PT, making it the longest-running marathon in television history.

[08/21/14 - 07:01 AM]
"CBS Fall Preview," A Special Presenting a "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, Will Be Broadcast Monday, Sept. 1
Jim Nantz hosts the annual offering, which highlights the network's five new fall series.

[08/21/14 - 06:45 AM]
Discovery Channel Tells the Story of 9/11 Elite Rescue Squad
Narrated by Al-Jazeera America's Tony Harris, "9/11 E-Men Heroes" airs on Discovery Channel on Thursday, September 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:02 AM]
ABC's Reinvention of "The View" Includes a New Show Logo, State-of-the-Art Set and Studio
As part of the reinvention, "The View" has taken up residence in the ABC Broadcast Center.

[08/21/14 - 05:27 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Announces New Fourth Judge Julianne Hough
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[08/20/14 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 20
On next week's show, returning guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy.

[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.