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[01/22/08 - 03:25 PM]
Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network Offer a Football-Free Movie Extravaganza on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd
The 10-hour "extravaganza" features actors such as Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts and Amanda Peet, along with Paul Franklin Dano, who has garnered kudos for his recent role in "There Will Be Blood."

[01/22/08 - 12:36 PM]
Showtime Bonds with Brotherhood(R) for Season Three
Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered of the gritty, political-crime drama starring Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke and Annabeth Gish.

[01/22/08 - 12:34 PM]
Get Into the "Gossip Girl" Phenomenon from the Beginning with a Special "Gossip Girl Revealed" Featuring Exclusive Bonus Material on Monday, January 28
In addition to airing the pilot episode in its entirety, The CW will offer "an enhanced GOSSIP GIRL experience to passionate devotees and the uninitiated wanting to see how the phenomenon began."

[01/22/08 - 12:32 PM]
NBC Is #1 on Monday Night, as 'American Gladiators,' 'Deal Or No Deal' and 'Medium' All Win Their Slots in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 21.

[01/22/08 - 10:30 AM]
Bravo Renews Emmy-Winning Series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" for a Fourth Season
Her "no-holds barred, one-hour series" is set to return on Bravo in 2008.

[01/22/08 - 09:31 AM]
Tori & Dean Return for Third Season on Oxygen
Set for eight one hour episodes, this season follows the couple as they leave the B&B behind, buy a new house and search for pre-schools for baby Liam.

[01/22/08 - 09:30 AM]
The Show Must Go On: The British Academy Film Awards Exclusively on BBC America
Said event will air Sunday, February 10, at 8:00 p.m. EST, with encore presentations at 10:00 p.m. and midnight EST.

[01/22/08 - 09:28 AM]
Two-Time Actor(R) Nominee Jon Tenney ("The Closer") to Open the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Red Carpet with a Champagne Taittinger Toast
Champagne Taittinger is celebrating its eighth year toasting film and television at the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R).

[01/22/08 - 09:25 AM]
Ben Foster ("3:10 to Yuma") Joins Sag President Alan Rosenberg to Announce Recipients of Screen Actors Guild's New Stunt Ensemble Honors During TNT.TV and TBS.com's Live Sag Awards(R) Red Carpet Webcasts
"24," "Heroes," "Lost," "Rome" and "The Unit" are all competing for the TV stunt honors.

[01/22/08 - 09:21 AM]
Kate Beckinsale, Nikki Blonsky, Josh Brolin, Steve Carell, Russell Crowe, Eric Dane, Tina Fey, Michael C. Hall, Hal Holbrook, Terrence Howard, Holly Hunter, Tommy Lee Jones, Debra Messing, Mickey Rooney, John Travolta, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Forest Whitaker Are Scheduled to Present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Additional presenters will be named in the days to come.

[01/22/08 - 09:20 AM]
Award-Winning Executive Producer Harry Friedman Inks New Deal to Continue on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
During his tenure at SPT, Friedman has guided "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" to their positions as the #1 and #2 syndicated game shows.

[01/21/08 - 04:03 PM]
NBC Expands 'Gladiators,' Books Finale
The show's two-hour finale has been set for Sunday, February 17 at 7:00/6:00c.

[01/21/08 - 03:26 PM]
The CW Slates 'Top Model' Specials, New 'Girlfriends,' 'Game'
Said specials, dubbed "America's Next Top Model Favorite Moments," are set for Wednesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[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.







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[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.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.

[08/20/14 - 09:04 AM]
CBS to Broadcast a Special "Doubleheader" of the Series Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Starring Tea Leoni, On the Same Night as Its Debut, Sunday, Sept. 21
Look for the pilot episode at 8:30/7:30c and 10:30/9:30c on said night.