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[12/14/07 - 10:00 PM]
Light of Doom Is Eliminated from "The Next Great American Band"
FOX details the latest "The Next Great American Band" elimination.

[12/14/07 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 10-14
Updates include: CBS orders 13th edition of "The Amazing Race," the "Last Comic Standing" finalists stay in business with NBC Universal and MyNetworkTV adds "Whacked Out Videos" to its lineup.

[12/14/07 - 02:27 PM]
ABC Unveils Midseason Primetime Schedule
Among the highlights: "Lost" moves to Thursdays, "Cashmere Mafia" to Wednesdays and "Oprah's Big Give" on Sundays.

[12/14/07 - 11:51 AM]
NBC Details Final Wave of 'Earl,' '30 Rock,' 'Scrubs' Episodes
The news comes as the Peacock trims its Thursday comedy block to make room for "The Celebrity Apprentice" on January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/07 - 11:01 AM]
CBS Dominates Thursday with a Night of All Original Programming--Winning Every Half Hour in Viewers and Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 13.

[12/14/07 - 08:05 AM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - January 2008
Plus: starting January 1, Spike TV begins telecasts in Hi-Def where available.

[12/13/07 - 05:49 PM]
'I'M Just Getting Started (Again)!' a Half-Century After His First Golden Globe Nomination Legendary Actor Ernest Borgnine Is Nominated Again at 90
Fifty one years after receiving his lone Golden Globe nomination for "Marty," Hollywood legend Ernest Borgnine is at it again.

[12/13/07 - 05:47 PM]
BBC America Scores Three Golden Globe Nominations
"BBC AMERICA's three Golden Globe nominations are a testament to the quality and creativity of television coming out of the UK," said Garth Ancier, President, BBC Worldwide America.

[12/13/07 - 05:45 PM]
AMC Nominated for Two Golden Globes for First Ever Original Dramatic Series "Mad Men"
"[This honor] is a great acknowledgement of the network's dedication to create quality original programming that can stand side by side with our network's extensive library of the best films of all time," said AMC's Charlie Collier.

[12/13/07 - 02:56 PM]
Premieres of "Welcome to the Captain" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" Move to Monday, FeB. 4
The change is the result of the State of the Union Address being scheduled for Monday, January 28.

[12/13/07 - 02:55 PM]
'Wildfire' Races Into Its Fourth Season on ABC Family with All New Episodes Starting Monday, January 21
The new season will air for eight weeks before taking a mid-season break to make room for the new reality series "America's Prom Queen."

[12/13/07 - 02:50 PM]
Bravo Introduces Host, Mentor & Judges Leading the Way on "Step It Up & Dance"
Elizabeth Berkley, Jerry Mitchell, Vincent Paterson and Nancy O'Meara also sign onto the series, "where contestants will learn what it takes to make it big in the cutthroat dance industry."

[12/13/07 - 02:49 PM]
Life of Ryan Featuring Ryan Sheckler Returns for a Second Season on MTV Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00 P.M.
The premiere episode of the second season will be offered for free download beginning January 2.

[12/13/07 - 02:48 PM]
You Have Questions? Spike TV Now Has More 'Manswers'
The series finished its first season with an average audience of 1.1 million viewers and ranked #2 with men 25-34 and #3 with men 18-34.

[12/13/07 - 02:45 PM]
NBC Announces the Newest Warriors to Battle on 'American Gladiators'
Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali are the hosts of the series, which premieres Sunday, January 6.

[12/13/07 - 02:43 PM]
NBC Universal Television Earns Nine Golden Globe Nominations as Universal Media Studios Nets Seven Nods and NBC Receives Six
The winners will be announced on NBC's exclusive live broadcast of "The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards" on January 13, 2008 (8-11 p.m. ET).

[12/13/07 - 02:41 PM]
NBC's Hit Weight Loss Series 'The Biggest Loser' Announces Season 5 Contestants, with Couples Competing for the First Time Ever in the History of the Show
Alison Sweeney, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels are all set to return for the show's fifth season.

[12/13/07 - 02:37 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group Receives 11 Golden Globe Award Nominations
All 11 nominations are for programming on ABC, the most for any broadcast network, with ABC Studios-produced series contributing seven of the 11 nominations.

[12/13/07 - 12:47 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Dares to Bare All with the New Original Competitive Reality Series "Battle of the Bods" Premiering January 2008
Season one will also include a special "Reality Star" episode featuring men and women from shows like "Beauty and the Geek" and "The Bachelor."

[12/13/07 - 08:14 AM]
MTV's Fan Favorite Duo "Rob & Big" Returns for Season 3 Premiering Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30pm ET/PT
The new season will join MTV's Tuesday night line-up on January 8 alongside "Life of Ryan" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/07 - 08:12 AM]
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Ll Cool J and Justin Timberlake Star in 'Edison Force,' Premiering Sunday, December 23 at 9 PM on Spike TV
This U.S. broadcast premiere is slated under the "Spike Guy Movies" umbrella that will air throughout 2008.

[12/13/07 - 08:11 AM]
Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Lifehouse to Perform on "New Year's Eve Live" Monday, December 31, on FOX
Additionally, the show will feature the exclusive U.S. TV premiere of Mariah Carey's concert performance of "Shake It Off" from her recently released DVD "The Adventures of Mimi."

[12/13/07 - 08:10 AM]
The Powerful Finale of BET's 'Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is' Premieres as the #1 Series Telecast in Network History
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 11.

[12/13/07 - 05:30 AM]
Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2008 Golden Globe Awards for the Year Ended December 31, 2007 Nominations Release Nominations Press Release
HBO leads all networks with 18 nominations while FX's "Damages" tops all series with four nods.

[12/12/07 - 11:55 PM]
The Futon's First Look - "Supernatural: A Very Supernatural Christmas" (The CW)

[12/12/07 - 10:06 PM]
2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced
The 60th annual ceremony will be held on February 9 in Los Angeles and New York.

[12/12/07 - 09:52 PM]
FOX to Hold First-Run 'Bones' for 'Amsterdam'
The show's next new episode - "The Baby in the Bough" - apparently won't air until Friday, February 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/12/07 - 09:11 PM]
It's Music and a Countdown to Midnight as MTV Rings in the New Year with "Tila Tequila's New Years Eve Masquerade 2008"
The special features appearances by Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Perez Hilton, Fabolous, Paramore, Good Charlotte, Wyclef, Boys Like Girls, Flo Rida and Cobra Starship.

[12/12/07 - 03:51 PM]
'The Hills' Phenomenon Continues On-Air and Online
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, December 10.

[12/12/07 - 03:21 PM]
'Deal Or No Deal' to Launch NBC's New Year
Four of the first seven days of the new year will open with the series - Wednesday, January 2; Thursday, January 3; Sunday, January 6; and Monday, January 7.

[12/12/07 - 02:17 PM]
MTV Networks and Aol to Deliver Expansive Library of MTVn Entertainment Content Through Aol Video
Beginning later this week, audiences will be able to view short-form video from Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, CMT, Logo, The N, Spike TV, MTV2, AtomFilms and GameTrailers.

[12/12/07 - 02:15 PM]
Lifetime Television Claims #1 Spot for Year in Total Day Among W18-49 and W25-54 Versus All Basic Cable Networks
Lifetime spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/07 - 02:14 PM]
Spike TV and GametrailerS.com to Launch 'Gametrailers TV with Geoff Keighley' - the Ultimate Hi-Definition Show for Gamers - On-Air and Online
This weekly magazine-style show for gamers will be available in high- definition on-air and online beginning Friday, January 25, 2008.

[12/12/07 - 02:13 PM]
VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the 90s' Grunges Up as Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Takes the #1 Spot
VH1's "100 Greatest Songs Of The '90s" premieres Monday-Friday, December 17 - 21 at 10 PM each night.

[12/12/07 - 12:44 PM]
Adult Swim to Wrap 2007 with the Highest Young Adult Delivery in the History of Cable
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/07 - 12:30 PM]
Idol Gives Back Returns Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
In 2007, the event raised $75 million for various U.S. charities that deliver support to underprivileged children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country.

[12/12/07 - 11:56 AM]
John Rich Gives Celebs a Crash Course in Country for a Chance at Crossover Success in the New CMT Series "Gone Country" Premiering Friday, January 25
Among those set to compete: Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider, Diana DeGarmo, Julio Iglesias Jr, Maureen McCormick and Sisqó.

[12/12/07 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Unveils the 24 Finalists for "Make Me a Supermodel"
The series, hosted by supermodels Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford, is scheduled to premiere Thursday, January 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/07 - 10:41 AM]
Live at NBC's "Knight Rider" Press Event

[12/12/07 - 09:47 AM]
'Knight Rider' Revs Up to Return to NBC for Special Two-Hour Movie Event on February 17 as New Kitt Car Is Revealed
Plus: Will Arnett (NBC's "30 Rock," "Blades of Glory") is revealed as the voice of KITT.

[12/12/07 - 07:08 AM]
TV Personality Maria Menounos to Host NBC's Live Competition Series, "Clash of the Choirs"
"I use to be in a choir myself growing up and I can't wait to see these hometown choirs come to life on stage," said Menounos.

[12/11/07 - 06:04 PM]
Save a Heroes Fan's Holiday! Heroes Novel to Hit Bookstore Shelves Day After Christmas
On December 26, HEROES: SAVING CHARLIE (Del Rey Hardcover; $23.95; on sale December 26, 2007) by Aury Wallington will hit bookstore shelves around North America.

[12/11/07 - 06:03 PM]
Hallmark Channel Delivers a Rare Hat Trick This Holiday Season with Original Holiday Movies Ranking #1 for Three Consecutive Weeks
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 3-9.

[12/11/07 - 06:02 PM]
Hallmark Channel Taps Television Legend Regis Philbin to Kick Off Year-Long Salute to Local Heroes
The campaign is "a new social outreach initiative that will recognize ordinary Americans who make extraordinary contributions to their communities and who change the lives of others."

[12/11/07 - 06:01 PM]
CMT Crossroads: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss to Premiere Monday, February 11, 2008
Plant and Krauss were recently nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" for the song "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" from the album, Raising Sand.

[12/11/07 - 05:59 PM]
More Than 4 Million Votes Cast to Determine Winner of CMT's "Music City Madness"
13-year-old Katelyn Jolley's "This Game" was selected as the winner.

[12/11/07 - 05:58 PM]
Country Music's Only Fan-Voted Awards Show Announces 2008 Date and Location
This year's awards will broadcast live from Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[12/11/07 - 04:28 PM]
USA Breaks Away from the Cable Pack
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/11/07 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Drops 'Big Shots,' Expands 'Duel,' 'Dance War'
Repeats of "Private Practice" will instead fill the Thursday, 10:00/9:00c hour for the next three weeks.

[12/11/07 - 12:03 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 3, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 3-9.







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[02/28/17 - 08:38 AM]
Comedy Central & Superfly Announce the Launch of Colossal Clusterfest Festival June 2-4 in San Francisco Featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr + More
Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT exclusively via www.clusterfest.com.

[02/28/17 - 08:27 AM]
"Collision Course" Original Series Returns Saturday, March 18 at 9PM ET/6PM PT
The series unravels the speculation surrounding car and airplane crashes involving celebrities relying on footage from the scene, police records, CGI reenactments and interviews with eyewitnesses to provide a detailed look at what put these celebrities on a collision course.

[02/28/17 - 07:45 AM]
Animal Planet Partners with 18 Zoos and Aquariums for 10-Hour Facebook Live Marathon
The swarm of live streaming begins Thursday, March 2 at 9 AM ET and will run for 10 hours of content.

[02/28/17 - 06:05 AM]
Academy Award(R)-Winner John Ridley in Partnership With ABC's Lincoln Square Productions Present "Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992," Airing Friday, April 28
As previously announced, the two-hour documentary takes a unique look at the city-wide violence that began April 29, 1992, when the verdict was announced in the Rodney King case.

[02/28/17 - 06:03 AM]
2017 Radio Disney Music Awards to Be Sponsored by American Girl(R), Aquabeads(R), Chrysler, Comcast's Xfinity, Flavor Blasted(R) Goldfish(R) Crackers, Kraft(R) Macaroni and Cheese Shapes and The Walt Disney Studios
The 2016 RDMA telecast reached over 11.4 million Total Viewers and billions of social media impressions, with nearly one-third of Kids 2-17 co-viewing with an adult.

[02/28/17 - 05:05 AM]
Academy Award(R) Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch to Star and Executive Produce New Showtime(R) Limited Series "Melrose"
"Melrose" hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

[02/27/17 - 02:39 PM]
Daytona 500 on FOX Scores More Than 23 Million Total Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, February 26.

[02/27/17 - 01:30 PM]
Video: VH1's Hit Series "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Supertrailer
The new season premieres Monday, March 6 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[02/27/17 - 12:19 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces World Premiere of "Like Cats and Dogs," Starring Cassidy Gifford and Wyatt Nash, Premiering Exclusively on Network April 15
In "Like Cats And Dogs," Lara (Gifford) is a dog lover, while Spencer (Nash) is a cat lover. Spencer and Lara could not be more different.

[02/27/17 - 11:45 AM]
2017 Oscars Average 32.9 Million Viewers with 96% Retention Year to Year - TV's Top Entertainment Telecast in 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 26.

[02/27/17 - 11:04 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders a New Season of "The Circus" Offering an In-Depth Look at the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration
Returning Sunday, March 19, the show will examine the riveting and unprecedented events unfolding - both inside and outside the Beltway - in President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.

[02/27/17 - 10:23 AM]
Phil Mickelson Kicks off Season 7 Premiere of "Feherty," Monday, March 6 at 9 p.m. ET
Part II of Feherty's interview with Mickelson will premiere the following Monday, March 13 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

[02/27/17 - 10:09 AM]
Oscar(R)-Winner J.K. Simmons Guest Stars in Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Episode Premiering Saturday, March 4, at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
Immediately following is a special half-hour episode of "Bunsen is a Beast" at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT), featuring a crossover with longstanding series "The Fairly OddParents."

[02/27/17 - 09:13 AM]
Netflix Congratulates Filmmakers of The White Helmets
Said the company: "Netflix congratulates Joanna Natasegera and Orlando Von Einsiedel for a well deserved Oscar win for The White Helmets, an incredibly timely documentary focusing on the bravery of Syrian humanitarians."

[02/27/17 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Big with Oscars
Last night's ceremony is on par with a year ago among total viewers but down more than 10% among adults 18-49.