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[12/18/07 - 04:12 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live Resumes Production January 2
"Though it makes me sick to do so without my writers, there are more than a hundred people whose financial well-being depends on our show. It is time to go back to work," said host Jimmy Kimmel.

[12/18/07 - 04:10 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 10, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/07 - 04:09 PM]
Monday Night Football: ESPN Wins the Night as the Most-Watched Network
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 17.

[12/18/07 - 04:06 PM]
First-Run Programming Carries CBS to Its Most Dominating Week of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/07 - 04:05 PM]
'Clash of the Choirs' ' Opening Number Is a Winner in Adults 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, December 17.

[12/18/07 - 04:01 PM]
'Deal, ' 'Biggest Loser' and 'Sunday Night Football' Lead NBC's Week of DeC. 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/07 - 03:58 PM]
NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' Kicks Off January 1 Premiere of 'The Biggest Loser: Couples' with a Challenge for America to Lose One Million Pounds!
"The Million Pound Match-Up" will offer viewers at home the ability to team up with a partner and build a support system that will help in their quest to lose weight.

[12/18/07 - 02:59 PM]
Discovery Channel Gifts Viewers with a Holiday Sneak Peek at New 2008 Series, December 26-31
The previews include "Smash Lab," "Some Assembly Required," "Fight Quest," "Bone Detectives" and "Weapon Masters."

[12/18/07 - 12:55 PM]
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel Celebrate Christmas with Themed Movie Marathons on December 24 and 25
Hallmark Channel will spotlight the network's original holiday movies as well as holiday films from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame collection over the course of the two days.

[12/18/07 - 12:54 PM]
Hallmark Channel Is #1 This Holiday Season
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 15.

[12/18/07 - 10:47 AM]
VH1 Set to Continue Its Record-Breaking Pace Into 2008 with Brand New Premieres and Returning Series
Among those due in 2008: season two of "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" plus "Scott Baio is 46 ... and Pregnant" and "My Fair Brady ... Maybe Baby."

[12/18/07 - 10:46 AM]
Showtime Networks Acquires British Hit Series Secret Diary of a Call Girl
The pay channel will air the first season's 8 half-hour episodes beginning in spring or summer 2008, with a commitment for an additional 12 episodes.

[12/18/07 - 10:45 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Gets the New Year Rolling with Laughter! the 12th Season of 'Comedy Central Presents' Premieres Friday, January 11 at 10:00 P.M.* Featuring All-New Original Comedy
Future episodes of this season will include stand-up performances from Jo Koy, Hard N' Phirm, Eugene Mirman, Leo Allen, Lavell Crawford, Robert Kelly, Bonnie McFarlane, Rich Vos and many more.

[12/18/07 - 10:44 AM]
Tune in and Space Out! the Series Premiere of 'Futurama' Debuts on Comedy Central(R) Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 P.M. ET
Plus: "Bender's Big Score," released on DVD this year, will air in first quarter of 2008.

[12/18/07 - 10:43 AM]
The Beat Goes On! Comedy Central's(R) 'Reno 911!' Cops Are Back for a Fifth Season Premiering Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30 P.M.*
Guest stars this season include Diedrich Bader, Seth Green, George Lopez and Ryan Stiles.

[12/18/07 - 10:42 AM]
MylifetimE.com Offers Clean Start to Keep Your New Year's Resolution and Star in New Reality Web Series
The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to Disney World.

[12/18/07 - 10:41 AM]
Lifetime Television Obtains Exclusive Off-Network Rights from Disney-ABC Domestic Television for the Popular ABC Series 'Wife Swap,' Beginning in October 2008
"In so many ways, 'Wife Swap' embodies the contemporary and enlightening program that is the core of our fresh new reality programming direction," said Lifetime chief Susanne Daniels.

[12/18/07 - 09:47 AM]
A Good Man Is Hard to Buy in Oxygen Original Movie, 'Husband for Hire,' Premiering Saturday, January 19 at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
The original movie stars Mark Consuelos, Nadine Velazquez, Mario Lopez, Erik Estrada and Tempestt Bledsoe.

[12/18/07 - 09:09 AM]
NBC Offers Larger Platform for USA Network's 'Monk' and 'Psych' as Cable Hits Move to Broadcast Network on Sunday Nights in March 2008
"These two tremendously popular USA series are a great fit with NBC's current programming strategy and brand," said NBC topper Ben Silverman.

[12/17/07 - 10:48 PM]
BBC America Puts a New Spin on Dancing with the Stars
The cable channel will rebroadcast the show's second season - featuring Drew Lachey, Jerry Rice, Stacy Keibler, Lisa Rinna among others - beginning Sunday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/17/07 - 05:52 PM]
NBC's 'Biggest Loser' Is Revealed and Awarded $250,000 Grand Prize on Tuesday, December 18 (9-11 P.M. Et) in Exciting Live Season Four Finale
NBC touts this week's season finale of "The Biggest Loser."

[12/17/07 - 04:33 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Tin Man' Is Ad-Supported Cable's Top Entertainment Telecast Among Adults 25-54 in More Than Two Years
Sci Fi spins the live plus seven-day numbers for December 2-4.

[12/17/07 - 02:57 PM]
We TV Continues to Expand Original Programming Slate with Ugliest House on the Block
The six one-hour episodes are scheduled to premiere in January.

[12/17/07 - 02:39 PM]
Game Time Change: CBS Yanks New Episodes
With its first-run cupboards nearly empty, CBS has quietly pulled new episodes of "NCIS," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY" from this week's schedule.

[12/17/07 - 02:37 PM]
Mark Steines of Entertainment Tonight to Host 2008 Miss America Live! Event
The event airs live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

[12/17/07 - 02:36 PM]
CBS's "Survivor: China" Finale and Flight Attendant Todd Herzog Are Sunday's Big Winners
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, December 16.

[12/17/07 - 09:26 AM]
Statement from Jay Leno Regarding the January 2 Return of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
"Now that the talks have broken down and there are no further negotiations scheduled I feel it's my responsibility to get my 100 non-writing staff, which were laid off, back to work," said Leno in a statement.

[12/17/07 - 09:15 AM]
Statement from Conan O'Brien
"[It] is only after a great deal of thought that I have decided to go back on the air on January 2nd," O'Brien says in a statement.

[12/17/07 - 09:02 AM]
NBC Announces February 18 Premiere Date for New Series 'Quarterlife'
NBC's partnership with "quarterlife" will also allow the network to distribute the series on NBC.com.

[12/17/07 - 08:22 AM]
Food Network Re-Signs Rachael Ray to Two-Year Deal
The two-year deal includes a new primetime series, "Rachael's Vacation" launching in January 2008, as well as 60 new episodes per year of popular daytime series "30 Minute Meals."

[12/17/07 - 08:21 AM]
Nickelodeon to Super-Serve Families as Award-Winning Noggin Becomes Its Own 24-Hour Commercial-Free Preschool Network, Beginning Monday, DeC. 31, at 6:00 P.M. (ET)
NOGGIN is also announcing that it will premiere Toot & Puddle, a new 26- episode animated preschool series, based on the best-selling book series by acclaimed children's author and illustrator Holly Hobbie, in fall 2008.

[12/17/07 - 08:20 AM]
The N Becomes 24-Hour Teen TV Network Beginning Monday, DeC. 31, at 6:00 A.M. (ET) with New Schedule and New Shows Coming in 2008
With a brand-new 24-hour schedule for teens, The N will roll out the return of Degrassi (Season Seven) and South of Nowhere (Season Four); three originals and two acquired series in 2008.

[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.







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[09/20/17 - 11:03 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 10:40 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 10:31 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 10:30 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 09:37 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 09:01 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 08:19 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 08:09 AM]
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[09/20/17 - 07:39 AM]
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