[wednesday, january 23, 2008]    
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[01/23/08 - 04:41 PM]
The Good Witch Delivers Ratings Magic for Hallmark Channel Becoming Network's Second-Highest-Ever-Rated Original Movie and Propeling Channel to #4 in Weekly Ranking
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 19.

[01/23/08 - 01:40 PM]
Husband for Hire Premieres as Most-Watched Telecast Ever in Oxygen's History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Saturday, January 19.

[01/23/08 - 01:38 PM]
Bravo's New Pop Chart Takes the Temperature of America in Lifestyle Categories Including Fashion, Entertainment, Food and Design
"The establishment of Bravo's Pop Chart, underscores the network's position as the leading one-stop lifestyle resource for anything and everything on the minds of television viewers," said Bravo's Tony Cardinale.

[01/23/08 - 12:37 PM]
Sci Fi Adds 'Galactica' Specials, More in March
Plus: "Ghost Hunters" and "Destination Truth" will rejoin the network's schedule with new episodes on Wednesday, March 5 at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c respectively.

[01/23/08 - 12:37 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 14, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[01/23/08 - 12:34 PM]
Discover "Lost" in Marvel Comics
ABC marketing has strategically placed images and references from the show in various comic books, including "Uncanny X-Men," "Incredible Hercules," "Thunderbolts" and "Wolverine Origins" on sale now.

[01/23/08 - 12:33 PM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Renewed "The Martha Stewart Show" for Fourth Season in More Than 85% of U.S.
The syndicated talk show was previously a go in more than 60% of the country.

[01/23/08 - 12:27 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in 18-49, as 'American Gladiators,' 'Deal' and 'Svu' Pace the Network's Week of JaN. 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[01/23/08 - 12:23 PM]
CBS Has the Week's Top Four Scripted Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[01/23/08 - 09:58 AM]
Let the Flames Begin - Bravo's "Top Chef: Chicago" Premieres Wednesday, March 12 at 10 PM ET/PT
Originally set for March 19, the new season will now launch one week earlier on March 12.

[01/23/08 - 09:55 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Acquires Off-Net Cable Rights to Jericho
The series will make its debut on SCI FI with a four-episode marathon on Monday, February 11, 2008 from 7PM-11PM ET.

[01/23/08 - 09:54 AM]
MTV Krumps, Grinds and Shakes for the Special Live Audition of 'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew' on Saturday, January 26 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: hip-pop sensation Lil Mama has signed on to be the third judge to offer her advice and votes to the competitors.

[01/23/08 - 09:53 AM]
MTVn's Entertainment Group and Videogame Journalist Geoff Keighley Expand Partnership with Broad Talent and Development Deal
Premiering Friday, January 25, the fifth season of "Game Head" will be re-launched as "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley."

[01/23/08 - 09:52 AM]
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Star on a Special Two-Hour Edition of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" Thursday, January 24, on Fox
Among the questions: 1st Grade Art: True or False: Gluing macaroni onto a picture frame is an example of macramé.

[01/23/08 - 09:51 AM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original "American Idol Extra" Is Back for a Third Season to Give "American Idol" Fans the Exclusive, First Interviews Straight from the Idol Studios!
The new season, hosted by JD Roberto, will bow on Thursday, March 13 at 7p and 10p ET/PT.

[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."

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[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
New "Rocky Horror Show" Premieres Midnight Saturday, October 18 on BBC America
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," said Richard O'Brien, creator and narrator.

[10/06/15 - 08:59 AM]
AMC Releases Key Art for "Into the Badlands" - Premiering November 15
The six-part series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land.

[10/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Blindspot" Retains 96% of Last Week's 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Blindspot" Keep NBC on Top
The Peacock leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 for the third consecutive week.

[10/06/15 - 08:34 AM]
WE tv Greenlights "Selling It: In the ATL" Adding to Its Growing Original Programming Slate and Bolstering a Franchise Focused on the Popular City of Atlanta
The new series comes directly on the heels of the successful freshman season of "Cutting It: In the ATL," which reached 4.5 million total viewers and ranked as a top five new unscripted summer series among women 25-54.

[10/06/15 - 08:28 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars" Is Monday's Most Social Program for the 4th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 08:00 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Street Outlaws" Returns October 26 at 9PM ET/PT
One of the top cable programs among men, last season was the series' most-watched (P2+) and highest-rated ever.

[10/06/15 - 07:58 AM]
Video: BBC America Releases First-Look Scene from "The Last Kingdom"
Adapted from Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series of books, the project premieres this Saturday, October 10.

[10/06/15 - 07:45 AM]
FS1 Presents Countdown to the CONCACAF Cup - Preview Airs on Eve of Mexico-U.S. Winner-Take-All Playoff
The Mexico-U.S. showdown marks the beginning of FOX Sports' Road to Russia.