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[12/28/07 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 24-28
Updates include: loads of casting news, from A&E's "The Cleaner" to Spike TV's "S.I.S." to ABC Family's "Roomies."

[12/28/07 - 03:28 PM]
Oceanic Airlines Announces Its Return to the Airways "Taking You Places You Never Imagined"
"Lost's" fictional airline will resume service to nine markets beginning December 31.

[12/27/07 - 05:13 PM]
Monday Night Football: Most-Watched Series on Cable
ESPN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/27/07 - 04:55 PM]
It's a Holly Jolly Holiday Week for CBS
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 17-23.

[12/27/07 - 04:50 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 17, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 17-23.

[12/27/07 - 12:47 PM]
Sixteen Candles Light the Night as Two New Episodes of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 Premiere on January 1st at 10pm ET/PT and 10:30pm ET/PT
On January 1st, two back to back episodes will feature two teens "who will bring glitz and glamour to their towns."

[12/27/07 - 12:46 PM]
Driven by Music, MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com Deliver 1.2 Billion Video Streams in 2007
Music videos accounted for nearly half of the streams, as viewers sought out their favorite artists and discovered new ones from a cross-section of genres, including pop and hip hop, country and rock.

[12/27/07 - 12:43 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Primetime in 18-49 for the Week of DeC. 17-23, as 'Sunday Night Football' and 'Biggest Loser' Rank #1 and #2
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 17-23.

[12/26/07 - 08:24 PM]
NBC and CBS to Simulcast NFL Network Telecast of Patriots-Giants Game
This will be the first three-network simulcast in NFL history and the first simulcast of any kind of an NFL game since Super Bowl I in 1967.

[12/26/07 - 08:21 PM]
Journey to the Center of the Earth, New Adaptation of Jules Verne Classic, Makes Its Network Television Debut
The original movie, starring Ricky Schroder and Peter Fonda, will premiere on Sunday, January 27 on ION.

[12/26/07 - 08:18 PM]
What Does 815 Mean to You?
Catch up on all three previous seasons of ABC's hit series "Lost" before its return on January 31 (9:00 p.m. ET) with a special 8-minute, 15-second trailer, "Lost In 8:15."

[12/26/07 - 08:17 PM]
Ashlee Register Is Final Winner with Amazing $1.795 Million on "Duel"
Register won on one question in final game -- "Which of these weighs more: A. A gallon of water; B. A gallon of crude oil; C. A gallon of vegetable oil; D. They all weigh the same" (answer = A).

[12/23/07 - 01:22 PM]
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Ll Cool J and Justin Timberlake Star in "Edison Force," Premiering Sunday, December 23 at 9 PM on Spike TV
Dylan McDermott, John Heard, Cary Elwes, Damien Dante Wayans, Piper Perabo and Roselyn Sanchez also star in the film.

[12/21/07 - 11:23 PM]
20/20 Announces January Programming
The Alphabet details its offerings from the veteran newsmagazine next month.

[12/21/07 - 10:00 PM]
The Clark Brothers Are Crowned "The Next Great American Band" and Win Contract with 19 Recordings
FOX details the final "The Next Great American Band" elimination.

[12/21/07 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 17-21
Updates include: AMC expands its development slate, MTV kills "Kaya" and FOX orders "Saint of Circumstance."

[12/21/07 - 11:30 AM]
1 Vs 100's Exciting Second Season Begins with a Battle of the Sexes -- Will a Man Or Woman Win the Show's First Ever Million Dollar Top Prize?
New this season, in addition to a new set and prize ladder, the series will feature a group of mob regulars.

[12/21/07 - 11:26 AM]
NBC's 'Deal Or No Deal' Rings in the New Year with Another Exciting Million Dollar Mission Beginning January 2
The "Mission" begins on Wednesday, January 2 (8-9 p.m. ET) with retired Port Authority Police Officer Will Jimeno of Chester, New Jersey, the real-life hero and survivor of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.

[12/21/07 - 09:34 AM]
Hop on the Wiggum-Wagon as Ralph Wiggum Announces His Presidential Candidacy on "The Simpsons" Sunday, January 6, on Fox
Plus: Jon Stewart and Dan Rather both make appearances in the episode.

[12/21/07 - 09:32 AM]
American Idol, Television's No. 1 Show, Dreams Big with Four Weeks of Unbelievable Auditions Beginning January 15 & January 16 on Fox
The series will once again expand to Thursdays for three weeks - February 21, February 28 and March 6.

[12/21/07 - 09:31 AM]
Gossip Girl Star Ed Westwick and His Band "The Filthy Youth" Lend Their Sound to an Upcoming Episode of the CW's Hit Series, Airing January 2 at 9pm
Westwick co-wrote (along with rhythm guitarist Jimmy Wright) and performed lead vocals on two songs, "Orange" and "Come Flash All You Ladies," which will be showcased in the episode.

[12/21/07 - 09:27 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Development Execs Erik Storey and Tony Optican Promoted to Senior Vice President Christina Sanagustin Joins as Vice President
"Tony and Erik have been incredibly valuable contributors to SCI FI's success story over the past few years," said SVP Mark Stern.

[12/20/07 - 05:16 PM]
MylifetimE.com Unwraps Exclusive Original Digital Content for Three Hot New Lifetime Television Reality Shows Including 'How to Look Good Naked,' Hosted by Carson Kressley
Beginning December 29, full-length episodes of the three series will begin streaming on myLifetime.com.

[12/20/07 - 05:14 PM]
'A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila' Finale Scores Monster 5.9 P12-34 Rating
Plus: MTV greenlights spin-off "That's Amore!" starring Domenico Nesci, one of the fan-favorite contestants from the first season of the breakout hit series.

[12/20/07 - 04:17 PM]
Sci Fi Channel's New Tech Site 'Dvice' Wants You to Crown the Year's Hottest Gadget with Its 'Best Gadget of 2007 Sweepstakes'
The editors of the tech site have reviewed, tested and selected the 30 must-have tech toys of 2007.

[12/20/07 - 04:16 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, December 19, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 19.

[12/20/07 - 04:13 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group Receives 11 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
ABC, boosted by eight nominations for actors appearing in ABC Studios series, received the most nominations of any network with 11.

[12/20/07 - 02:31 PM]
Premiere of NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Will Now Be Telecast on January 3
No joke: within hours of ABC shifting "Grey's," NBC has sent "Apprentice" back to January 3.

[12/20/07 - 01:44 PM]
Christmas Comes Early to Six Lucky 'Heroes' Fans Around the Country as They Each Receive a Nissan Rogue Sl Signed by Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring on Friday, December 21st
All six Grand Prize Winners won the Nissan Rogues after logging on to NBC.com during NBC's Premiere Week in September (Sept. 24-28).

[12/20/07 - 01:13 PM]
Abc, NBC Shuffle January Premieres
It's official: ABC is once again sending "Grey's Anatomy" after NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." [UPDATED: Or maybe not.]

[12/20/07 - 01:00 PM]
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel Ring in 2008 with Themed Movie Marathons for the Entire Family
This year, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel will ring in the New Year with themed movie festivals on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

[12/20/07 - 11:24 AM]
Universal Hd: High-Impact Television for 2008
The network's latest additions include "Jericho," "Friday Night Lights" and "Kidnapped."

[12/20/07 - 11:05 AM]
NBC Universal Entertainment Cable Is the Number One Entertainment Cable Group in Prime for 2007
The NBCU Entertainment Cable Group spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/20/07 - 11:04 AM]
Imagine What It's Like to Experience Uncontrollable Fear Or Have an Irrepressible Desire to Drink! MTV News & Docs Tells These Stories and More with New "True Life" Episodes Airing January 5th, 14th and 21st
MTV's "True Life" engages and informs viewers by telling stories through first person accounts offering them an inside look into the lives of other people.

[12/20/07 - 08:59 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"Ugly Betty," "The Sopranos" and "30 Rock" lead all TV nominations with three each.

[12/20/07 - 08:58 AM]
CMT Follows Country Couples Down the Aisle in the New Series "My Big Redneck Wedding"
The series, hosted by Tom Arnold, premieres Friday, January 11 at 9:30 to 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[12/20/07 - 08:56 AM]
An MTV Tale ... of the Year 2007
MTV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/19/07 - 05:58 PM]
Twenty-Four Fearless Contenders -- Twelve Men and Twelve Women -- Will Face-Off Against the Ultimate Gladiators Starting Monday, January 6 When NBC's Competition Series "American Gladiators" Returns to Television
The 24 male and female contenders will compete in three rounds of challenges where the final man and woman left standing will win a $100,000 top prize and will become Gladiators next season.

[12/19/07 - 05:19 PM]
New Day for "Cashmere Mafia" Special Premiere
The special premiere originally scheduled for Thursday, January 3, will now air on Sunday, January 6.

[12/19/07 - 02:24 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, December 18, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/19/07 - 02:22 PM]
VH1 Classic and Award-Winning '60 Minutes' News Magazine Team Up for New Series 'Classic 60 Minutes' Featuring Rare Interviews
The series, due on January 6, revisits some of the biggest names in pop and rock music, including Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Elton John, Sting and The Eagles.

[12/19/07 - 02:19 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Stars in USA Network's Hit Series "Monk" Which Continues Its Sixth Season with All New Episodes on Friday, January 11 at 9/8c
Upcoming guest stars include Howie Mandel, Dan Castelleneta, Victoria Tennant, Eve Gordon, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Jonathan Chase, Peter Stormare, Stanley Kamel and Emmy Clarke.

[12/19/07 - 02:17 PM]
USA Network's Hit Series "Psych" Continues Its Second Season on Friday, January 11 at 10/9c
Plus: Kerry Washington ("Ray," "The Fantastic Four") guest stars in the show's first episode of 2008.

[12/19/07 - 02:16 PM]
Bravo Achieves Best Year Ever for Second Consecutive Year on All Key Metrics
Bravo spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/19/07 - 02:14 PM]
Ion to "Bring in the Drew Year with a Smile!"
The network is celebrating its launch of "The Drew Carey Show" repeats with a "Bring in the Drew Year With a Smile" promotion, sponsored by Crest Whitestrips.

[12/19/07 - 02:13 PM]
New Year's Eve Live to Feature "So You Think You Can Dance" Winner Sabra Johnson and Finalists Dominic Sandoval and Hok Konishi, a Fall Out Boy DVD World Premiere, and Live Remotes from the Bcs Host Cities Monday, December 31, on FOX
The special will also feature live remotes from three cities hosting the Bowl Championship Series (BCS): New Orleans; Miami; and Glendale, AZ, plus Dallas, the site of the 2008 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

[12/19/07 - 12:57 PM]
Cartoon Network and Hasbro Roll Out New Action-Adventure Series Transformers Animated
The series kicks off with the 90-minute feature presentation "Transform and Roll Out" on Wednesday, December 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/19/07 - 12:00 PM]
NBC Expands Season Finale of 'Clash of the Choirs' as New Live Competition Show Grows to Two Hours on Thursday, December 20 (8-10 P.M. Et)
The extra hour will showcase longer background features and allow for more songs, among other features.

[12/19/07 - 11:59 AM]
'Biggest Loser' Is a Winner, as Tuesday's #1 Show in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/19/07 - 10:36 AM]
Myspace Users Get Nbc, FOX and Full Movie Content with Myspace Primetime
MySpace PrimeTime is a new community showcasing top TV and film content from an integration of Hulu with MySpaceTV.







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[05/23/17 - 04:39 PM]
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Through its first three seasons, the show has ranked one of basic cable's Top 10 summer dramas with adults 18-49.

[05/23/17 - 01:17 PM]
Catch the Premiere of "Big & Little," Tomorrow Night on TLC After "My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now"
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[05/23/17 - 12:38 PM]
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[05/23/17 - 12:33 PM]
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[05/23/17 - 12:14 PM]
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[05/23/17 - 11:52 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 11:25 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 11:01 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 10:54 AM]
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The renewals of "PAW Patrol," "Shimmer and Shine," "Rusty Rivets" and "Nella the Princess Knight" are part of the network's largest preschool content pipeline ever of returning hit shows and new series for the 2017-2018 season.

[05/23/17 - 10:53 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 10:48 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 10:11 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 10:04 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Season 12 of "SpongeBob SquarePants," Number-One Animated Series Across All TV with Kids
The pickup comes on the heels of the recent announcement for a third SpongeBob SquarePants theatrical from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, also slated for 2019.

[05/23/17 - 10:03 AM]
BBC America to Partner with Elisabeth Moss on Developing Mini-Series "Fever"
"Fever" tells the story of the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as "Typhoid Mary" as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early twentieth century New York.

[05/23/17 - 09:10 AM]
"DC Super Hero Girls" Embark on New Adventures, With New Animated Series Coming to Cartoon Network in 2018
The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls direct-to-video movies as well as digital webisodes launched in 2015.