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[01/18/08 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Week of January 14-18
Updates include: Jason Kennedy named host of ABC's "Dance Machine," TV Land renews its "Myths & Legends" and the Alphabet looks to bring back "Circus of the Stars."

[01/18/08 - 03:24 PM]
Unleash the HoundS...and Terriers and ToyS. USA Network Celebrates 25 Years of Dogs
The 132nd WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW will paw its way into Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12.

[01/18/08 - 03:21 PM]
TV Land Takes Aim When Just Shoot Me! Joins the Network's Line-Up Beginning January 26
In addition, TVLand.com will stream five full episodes daily, beginning January 26, with weekly updates.

[01/18/08 - 11:47 AM]
NBC Invites Viewers to Run Off and Join the Circus This Summer as Network Picks Up International Hit Series 'Celebrity Circus' from the Producers of 'Deal Or No Deal'
The live competition series, due this summer, "invites celebrities to participate alongside avant garde professional circus troupes in a visually arresting format."

[01/18/08 - 11:24 AM]
NBC Universal Store Sells 150,000 Dwight Schrute Bobbleheads
Since hitting shelves in April 2006, the figure has become the biggest seller in the eight-year history of the store.

[01/18/08 - 11:22 AM]
Select Items from NBC's Hottest Shows to Be Featured in Second Live Auction
As with the first auction, a portion of the proceeds will benefit United Way and its various partner organizations.

[01/18/08 - 11:20 AM]
Charlie Rose Becomes a Contributor to "60 Minutes"
Rose returns to CBS News in a similar role he filled on another CBS news magazine, 60 MINUTES II, where he was correspondent from 1999-2005.

[01/17/08 - 04:31 PM]
The Steve Wilkos Show Is Teaming Up with Chart-Topping Band Finger Eleven for Secret Web Concert
The syndicated talk show is teaming up with Wind-up Records' hit band Finger Eleven for a special web-only concert to take place Sunday, January 20th.

[01/17/08 - 04:29 PM]
The CW's "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" Offers Young Hopefuls the Chance to Become Part of the Next Big Female Pop Group When the Reality Series Premieres on Monday, February 18
The ten-episode music/reality series "makes dreams come true when young hopefuls land one of three coveted spots to become part of a brand new musical group called 'Girlicious.'"

[01/17/08 - 04:27 PM]
Weddings All Week Long During We TV's "We Go Bridal Week" Premiering February 10-17
The stunt features three all-new original specials as well as the all-new series, "Bulging Brides."

[01/17/08 - 02:31 PM]
VH1 Announces New and Expanded Roles for Creative Team Responsible for Over Five Years of Record-Breaking Programming
Plus: New episodes/seasons are on the way for "The Salt-N-Pepa Show," "Gotti's Way," "Celebrity Fit Club" and more!

[01/17/08 - 01:12 PM]
'NBC's All-American Summer' Showcases NBC's Commitment to Year-Long Original Programming with Pickup of USA Network's Popular Country Music Talent Search 'Nashville Star' and Second Season Premiere of High-Octane Hit 'American Gladiators'
The first four seasons of "Star" have launched the careers of promising artists including Chris Young, Buddy Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Lance Miller and Angela and Zac Hacker.

[01/17/08 - 01:12 PM]
Afi's 10 Top 10, a New Entertainment Special Honoring America's Greatest Animated, Fantasy, Gangster, Sci-Fi, Western, Sports, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Courtroom Drama and Epic Films, to Be Broadcast in June 2008 on the CBS Television Network
Celebrating film genres that have never been honored before, AFI will create 10 new lists within the format previously designed for a top 100.

[01/17/08 - 01:11 PM]
A Second Season of the Award-Winning Ghost Whisperer Webisodes, "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side Ii," Will Begin Streaming Friday, JaN. 18 on CBS.com
This new season of webisodes, which continues to explore the underground world as seen through the eyes of an earthbound spirit, will also stream across the CBS Audience Network.

[01/17/08 - 01:10 PM]
Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" Is Most-Watched of the Season in Key Demos and Households
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 15.

[01/17/08 - 11:43 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 16.

[01/17/08 - 11:30 AM]
Ruby Dee, Zac Efron, Emile Hirsch, Kate Hudson, Matthew Mcconaughey, Sag President Alan Rosenberg, Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams and Chandra Wilson Are Scheduled to Present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Additional presenters will be announced in the days to come.

[01/17/08 - 11:28 AM]
Burt Reynolds to Present Sag's 44th Life Achievement Award and Denis Leary to Introduce the Filmed Tribute to Charles Durning at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Past recipients of SAG's Life Achievement Award include Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

[01/17/08 - 10:37 AM]
Attitude Is Back on the CW with 14 New Finalists Who Hope to Become "America's Next Top Model" When the Tenth Cycle Heads to New York City on Wednesday, February 20
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova joins the panel of judges when the season premiere of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL hits The CW on Wednesday, February 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).

[01/17/08 - 10:36 AM]
Showtime Premieres the Next Great American Sketch Comedy Series -- Tracey Ullman's State of the Union March 30th at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The limited series of five half-hour episodes will follow the second season premiere of THE TUDORS in its new time slot at 9:00PM ET/PT.

[01/17/08 - 10:34 AM]
Jason Klarman Named General Manager of Oxygen Media
Under Klarman's leadership Bravo rebranded in 2005, transforming the network's on-air and online look with its now signature talk bubble logo and "Watch What Happens" tagline.

[01/17/08 - 10:33 AM]
Spike TV to Telecast Ham N' Eggs Eating Competition During Halftime of Football's Biggest Game!
Recent MLE events on Spike TV include the "Turkey Bowl," "St. Patrick's Day ChowDown," and "Wedges N' Wings."

[01/17/08 - 10:32 AM]
Cbs, the Recording Academy(R) and Delta Air Lines Partner in a Sweepstakes for a Chance to Attend an In-Flight Concert with Grammy(R) Winner John Legend
"I look forward to performing this unique concert in the skies with my biggest fans," said John Legend. "It's certainly something I've never done before, so if you want to join me for a free ride to the GRAMMY Awards, enter the contest. Let's get lifted!"

[01/16/08 - 03:20 PM]
Jordin Sparks Stays Up Late to Rock the House on "Talkshow with Spike Feresten" Saturday, January 19, on Fox
The "Idol" champ will perform "Tattoo," the first single from her self-titled debut.

[01/16/08 - 02:14 PM]
New U.S. Premiere Season of International Hit Car Show, Top Gear
The show's 10th season - featuring guest stars Simon Cowell, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Saunders - premieres Monday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[01/16/08 - 11:50 AM]
Bravo Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Fashionista Rachel Zoe
The series will "give viewers a fly on the wall look at how she juggles constant deadlines, fashion shows and celebrity clients."

[01/16/08 - 11:48 AM]
Dave Howe Named President, Sci Fi Channel
"Dave has been an inspired contributor to SCI FI's success since the day he joined the team," said network chief Bonnie Hammer. "The Channel's on a tremendous roll, and the energy, creativity and commitment Dave brings to his new role can only accelerate the momentum."

[01/15/08 - 04:30 PM]
VH1 Scores Again with Record-Breaking Debuts of Sophomore Series 'Rock of Love 2 with Bret Michaels' and 'Scott Baio Is 46 ... and Pregnant'
VH1 spins the numbers for Sunday, January 13.

[01/15/08 - 04:29 PM]
Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications to Form New Joint Venture: 'Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network'
OWN will debut in 2009 in more than 70 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.

[01/15/08 - 04:23 PM]
MTV Brings the Street to the Stage with Premiere of "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Mario Lopez will host the series while N*Sync's JC Chasez and choreographer Shane Sparks will serve as judges.

[01/15/08 - 03:18 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Movie "Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder" Pushes Network to #6 in Weekly Prime Time Ranking
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 12.

[01/15/08 - 01:09 PM]
CBS Is the Week's Most Watched Network
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 7-13.

[01/15/08 - 01:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 7-13.

[01/15/08 - 12:59 PM]
NBC Wins Monday Night Paced by 'American Gladiators' and 'Deal Or No Deal'
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 14.

[01/15/08 - 12:52 PM]
'American Gladiators,' 'Biggest Loser' and 'Law & Order: Svu' Pace NBC's Week of JaN. 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 7-13.

[01/15/08 - 10:29 AM]
Start Your Engines! NBC Orders Pilot for International Hit Series 'Top Gear' from BBC Worldwide America
"'Top Gear' is a proven international hit which fits perfectly into NBC's line-up of programming with male appeal, including 'Sunday Night Football' and 'American Gladiators,'" said NBC topper Ben Silverman.

[01/15/08 - 10:27 AM]
CMT Crossroads: Maroon 5 and Sara Evans Blend Pop and Country
The episode, which tapes on January 29 in Nashville, will premiere in May on CMT.

[01/15/08 - 10:26 AM]
Bravo Kicks Off Nationwide Casting for New Seasons of "Top Design" and "Shear Genius" Starting This Week
Open calls for designers interested in competing in the interior-design competition series and the high-end hairstyling competition will be held in cities across the country starting this week.

[01/15/08 - 10:25 AM]
So You Think You Can Dance Audition Venues Set for Dallas; Charleston, Sc; Salt Lake City; Washington D.C.; Los Angeles and Milwaukee
This season producers expand the auditions from four cities to six in search of dancers who best represent the rhythm of the nation.

[01/14/08 - 05:01 PM]
Reality Sweethearts Chris Knight and Adrianne Curry Decide If a Baby Will Make Three During the New Season Premiering on Sunday, January 20 at 10:30pm*
VH1.com will sneak peek the episode one week prior to the on-air premiere from Monday, January 14 - Sunday, January 20 and will be home to exclusive video content throughout the season.

[01/14/08 - 05:00 PM]
We TV's "Lingerie Secrets Revealed" Brings Sexy Back on February 6th at 10pm I 9c
Style expert Rachel Zalis helps "10 women with different body types find the perfect, ultra-feminine lingerie to help uncover their inner sex goddess, just in time for Valentine's Day."

[01/14/08 - 04:59 PM]
Grammy(R) Nominated Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Share the Stage for an All-New "CMT Crossroads"
Plant and Krauss were recently nominated for a GRAMMY(R) in the category of "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" for the song "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" from Raising Sand.

[01/14/08 - 02:11 PM]
CBS to Broadcast "Garth Brooks: Live in La!" Live in Concert from Staples Center, Friday, JaN. 25
Selling 85,000 tickets in less than an hour, Brooks is the only artist in STAPLES Center history to sell out five concerts in one hour and play five concerts in two days.

[01/14/08 - 02:10 PM]
Pop Music Superstar Celine Dion Returns to the CBS Television Network with Her First Concert Since Completing Her Five Year Run in Las Vegas, "Celine Dion: That's Just the Woman in Me" to Be Broadcast Friday, FeB. 15
The special, in which Dion performs some of her greatest hits, was taped before a live audience at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on January 12.

[01/14/08 - 02:09 PM]
Part One of "Comanche Moon" Lassoes Up the Largest Audience for Any Network Movie in More Than Two Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 13.

[01/14/08 - 02:06 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - February 2008
Among the offerings: Spike's "MLE Chowdown: Championship" will start exactly when the Super Bowl half time show begins.

[01/14/08 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Picks Up High-Octane Hit 'American Gladiators' to Continue Competing in Second Season
"Gladiators" is NBC's top new-series premiere since "Heroes" launched in September 2006.

[01/14/08 - 11:59 AM]
Bravo Announces New Series "The Real Housewives of New York City"
As previously reported, the series will premiere Tuesday, March 4 at 11 PM ET/PT before moving to its regular time period on Tuesday, March 11 at 10 PM ET/PT.

[01/14/08 - 11:41 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, January 13, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 13.

[01/14/08 - 10:05 AM]
CBS Orders Three New Reality/Alternative Series
The trio of newcomers include "Secret Talents of the Stars," "Game Show in My Head" and "America's Top Dog."







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[01/16/18 - 01:21 PM]
Velocity's Barrett-Jackson Live Hits the Gas for a Supercharged Saturday
One of the biggest annual automotive events in America, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, features thousands of bidders, leading athletes and celebrities and dedicated collectors all vying for their next one-of-a-kind ride.

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
"Love Is ___" Series Regular Casting
They'll join the previously announced Michele Weaver as the female lead Nuri and Will Catlett as male lead Yasir.

[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Schedules Three-Hour "Billboard Music Awards" to Air Live Coast to Coast on Sunday, May 20 at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
The network acquired the rights to the "Billboard Music Awards" in a new multi-year deal signed in November.

[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
Nickelodeon's Viral Sports Clip Series "Crashletes" Returns for an Epic Third Season, Premiering Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT) in TeenNick's NickSports Block
Co-hosts Brandon Broady and Stevie Nelson will be joined by a guest athlete in each episode who will help provide in-depth analysis of viral sports bloopers, blunders and absurdities.

[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event.

[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
PBS Announces "Native America," New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018
Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces "#MeToo, Now What?" (w.t.) New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018
Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, hosts the series, premiering Friday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Announces Key Authors, Celebrities and Notable Figures in the Entertainment, Sports, News and Literary Worlds Lending Their Voices to "The Great American Read"
The series launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Acquires US Broadcast and Digital Rights to Season Two of "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty"
In season two, international supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas.

[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Season Three of the Critically Acclaimed International Hit Drama Series "Versailles"
Since its debut on Ovation in the fall of 2016, the series has been a remarkable success for the network, both on air and across its social networks.

[01/16/18 - 09:06 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Art of Wine with Acquisition of "The Wine Show" Season One
Starring Matthew Goode and his good friend Matthew Rhys, "The Wine Show" take viewers on a fresh, accessible and thoroughly entertaining new journey into wine.

[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
Raelle Tucker and Scott Winant to Collaborate with Blumhouse Television to Produce Scripted Drama Series for Facebook Watch
The series, "Sacred Lies" (working title), is based on the classic Grimms Brothers tale, "The Handless Maiden" and the novel, "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes.

[01/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
New Action-Packed Series "Fly Guys" Set to Debut on Facebook's Watch
The non-scripted series will follow an all-star crew of Europe's most talented acrobats and professional stunt performers.

[01/16/18 - 08:36 AM]
Bear Grylls Invites the Facebook Watch Community to "Face the Wild" with New Electus/BGV-Produced Adventure Docu-Series Launching March 21
Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild.

[01/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
Season Three of "NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Presented By YouTube TV" Launches Jan. 20 with Two Blockbuster Games
First, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook in an NBA Saturday Primetime Special on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.