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[02/01/08 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Week of January 28-February 1
Updates include: ABC Family adds four series (and says goodbye to "Wildfire"), Australian actress Anna Torv is named the lead of FOX's "Fringe" and Tyra Banks and Ken Mok are back in business with the CW.

[02/01/08 - 12:17 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, January 31, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 31.

[02/01/08 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Picks Up 'The Listener' -- CTV's Original Drama Series from Shaftesbury Films
"The Listener" tells the story of a young man who can read people's thoughts, and act on them.

[02/01/08 - 09:48 AM]
Vh1, VH1 Soul, VH1 Classic and Mhd Celebrate Black History Month with Exclusive Programming and New Promotional Campaigns
Among the highlights: "Rags to Riches" returns with new episodes focusing on Akon and Macy Gray.

[02/01/08 - 08:33 AM]
Uk Series "Janice & Abbey" Takes Tuesdays on Oxygen
The series, which stars supermodel Janice Dickinson and "Britain's Next Top Model" runner-up Abbey Clancy, premieres Tuesday, February 19th at 11:00pm ET/PT with six, half-hour episodes.

[02/01/08 - 08:33 AM]
FOX Orders 13 Additional Episodes of No. 1 New Show of the Season "The Moment of Truth"
The pickup brings its season total to 25 episodes.

[01/31/08 - 06:15 PM]
ABC News to Air 90-Minute "Special Edition of 20/20: The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway," Monday, February 4
The special will pre-empt the previously scheduled episodes of "Notes from the Underbelly" and "October Road."

[01/31/08 - 03:47 PM]
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Honoring the Year's Outstanding Performances Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25, 2009 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center
Nominations will be announced on Thursday, December 18, 2008, at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

[01/31/08 - 03:46 PM]
SpikE.com Kicks-Off 'Commercial Bowl' 2008
The mini-site will "offer fans the commercials almost immediately after they air on Fox and allow the users to vote online for best ads during the live broadcast."

[01/31/08 - 03:44 PM]
Family Court with Judge Penny Sold for Fall 2008
The new syndicated court show has been cleared in over 70% of the U.S.

[01/31/08 - 03:43 PM]
U.S. Figure Skating Championships on NBC Most Watched in Five Years, Attracting 12.5 Million Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for January 26-27.

[01/31/08 - 12:16 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 30, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 30.

[01/31/08 - 12:15 PM]
Deanna Gets a Second Chance at Love When She Becomes "The Bachelorette" This Summer on Abc
Millions of viewers watched DeAnna Pappas, 26, suffer through a painful, last-minute rejection by Brad Womack on the last season of "The Bachelor."

[01/31/08 - 12:14 PM]
Mark Bracco Promoted to Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment
Previously Bracco was director, Alternative Series and Specials.

[01/31/08 - 09:49 AM]
Oxygen's the Bad Girls Club Records Most-Watched Episode of an Original Series in Network's History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 29.

[01/31/08 - 09:46 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Finds 'Sanctuary'
"Sanctuary" is the first television series using live-action actors against mostly virtual sets to make the leap to television from the internet.

[01/31/08 - 09:45 AM]
NBC to Broadcast Miss Usa(R)2008 Competition Live on April 11 from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
"What happens in Vegas won't be staying in Vegas as the Miss USA telecast is viewed in more than 80 countries around the globe on live television," said MUO president Paula M. Shugart.

[01/31/08 - 09:43 AM]
Netflix Teams with Ifc, Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau on 'Dinner for Five: The 50th Episode,' Special Sequel to the Acclaimed TV Series
The episode, which airs on Friday, February 1, is timed to promote the release of "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland."

[01/31/08 - 09:41 AM]
CBS and Tivo Form Research Partnership
Through TiVo's Stop||Watch(TM) service, CBS will "have access to the industry's richest insights into DVR viewing behavior."

[01/31/08 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime Networks Teams with Brightcove to Revolutionize the 2008 Primetime Emmy(R) Campaign
In lieu of DVD screeners, Showtime will now stream its "for your consideration" episodes online for ATAS members.

[01/31/08 - 08:25 AM]
Interview: "Eli Stone" Co-Creator Marc Guggenheim

[01/30/08 - 03:39 PM]
Marie Announced for Fall 2009
Program Partners will offer the hour-long television series in syndication beginning in fall 2009.

[01/30/08 - 02:10 PM]
Two Returning U.S. Premiere Drama Series on BBC America
The network sets return dates for "Hotel Babylon" (Wednesday, March 12) and "Robin Hood" (Saturday, April 26).

[01/30/08 - 12:19 PM]
NBC's Original Programming Continues Into FebruarY...
The Peacock's sweep-month lineup includes the series premieres of "Lipstick Jungle" (February 7), "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" (February 18), "Amne$ia" (February 22) and "quarterlife" (February 26).

[01/30/08 - 12:10 PM]
Oceanic Airlines Announces How to Get a Golden Pass During the Premiere of "Eli Stone" on ABC Television
The Golden Pass truly is "an adventure of a lifetime, allowing you to fly anywhere in the world, anytime you want, and as many times as you want."

[01/30/08 - 12:09 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Air Sneak Peek Tonight from Season Four of "Lost"
The much anticipated drama returns for its fourth season Thursday, January 31, at 9:00 p.m., ET.

[01/30/08 - 12:08 PM]
ABC News to Provide Extensive, Live, Coast-To-Coast Coverage of Super Tuesday
ABC News will provide at least five hours of live coverage between the two coasts for Super Tuesday's Presidential Primaries and Caucuses.

[01/30/08 - 11:20 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "The Steve Wilkos Show" Has Been Renewed in More Than 85% of U.S. for 2008-2009 TV Season
"Wilkos" has been renewed by a number of leading station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Fox, LIN, Sunbeam and more.

[01/30/08 - 09:51 AM]
'Free Radio,' VH1's New Improvised Comedy Stars Lance Krall Premieres Friday, February 8 with Back-To-Back Episodes Starting at 9:30 PM*
Upcoming guest stars include Kiefer Sutherland, Tony Shalhoub, Jack Coleman and Ray Romano.

[01/30/08 - 09:50 AM]
GSN Premieres 'Bingo America' on March 31
Patrick Duffy hosts the series, which has a 40-episode commitment.

[01/30/08 - 09:49 AM]
Sci Fi Scores Year-To-Year Gains Among Younger and Female Viewers
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/30/08 - 09:48 AM]
Fifteen "My Grammy(R) Moment 2008" Semi-Finalists Chosen on Youtube to Perform in Foo Fighters' Orchestra on "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," FeB. 10 on CBS
The three finalists who will vie for a "featured performance" slot in the orchestra will be announced on February 4.

[01/30/08 - 09:47 AM]
Multiple Grammy(R) Award Nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley to Perform on "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," Sunday, FeB. 10 on Cbs
Plus: Natalie Cole, Juanes, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt are the first presenters to be announced.

[01/30/08 - 08:36 AM]
FOX's Super February IncludeS...
Mira Sorvino, Brian Austin Green, Tom Petty and James Woods, among others, guest-star in all-new episodes.

[01/29/08 - 07:49 PM]
Tnt/TBS Simulcast of 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Tops Last Year's Record-Setting Performance with More Than 6.1 Million Viewers
Turner spins the numbers for Sunday, January 27.

[01/29/08 - 07:14 PM]
Watch What Happened: Bravo Sets Record Highs in January
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/29/08 - 07:13 PM]
TV Land Scores Most-Watched Month Ever
TV Land spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/29/08 - 04:42 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks #6 in Prime Time for the Week of JaN. 21-27 and #7 for the Month of January, Enhanced by Original Movie Premieres
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 26.

[01/29/08 - 01:38 PM]
NBC Says " You'Re Hired" for Second Season Pick Up of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' and Announces Live Two-Hour Finale of Season One on March 27th at 9:00 Pm-11:00 PM Et
The second season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" will premiere in January of 2009.

[01/29/08 - 12:18 PM]
Universal Media Studios Names Nora O'Brien Vice President of Drama Programming
O'Brien comes to Universal Media Studios from the SCI FI Channel, where she was Vice President of Original Programming.

[01/29/08 - 12:07 PM]
CBS Television Distribution Signs Judge Judy Sheindlin to Multiyear Deal; #1-Rated Court Show Judge Judy Renewed Through 2012
JUDGE JUDY has been the top-rated half-hour syndicated court show since its inception 12 years ago on Sept. 16, 1996.

[01/29/08 - 12:02 PM]
CBS Ratings for the Week Ending January 27
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 21-27.

[01/29/08 - 11:05 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 21, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 21-17.

[01/29/08 - 10:59 AM]
NBC Is #2 for the Week in 18-49, Powered by 'Deal, ' 'Gladiators, ' 'Svu, ' 'Celebrity Apprentice' and 'Biggest Loser'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 21-27.

[01/29/08 - 10:57 AM]
NBC.com on the Go with More Mobile Sites and Video for 2008
Ten new sites will launch in the next few weeks for "Saturday Night Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "Lipstick Jungle," and "American Gladiators" among them.

[01/29/08 - 10:40 AM]
Lifetime Networks Celebrates Romance This Valentine's Day On-Air and Online with Premiere of Two Original Broadband Series on MylifetimE.com Plus Weekend Movie Festivals on Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network
The celebration begins on Thursday, February 14, at 9PM (ET/PT), when Lifetime presents the World Broadcast Premiere of "P.S.," starring Laura Linney and Topher Grace.

[01/29/08 - 10:40 AM]
A New Series Is Born on Discovery Health
Premiering Tuesday, March 4, at 10 PM (ET/PT), DELIVER ME gives viewers a behind-the-curtain peek at the professional and personal lives of these doctors, and the patients they treat.

[01/29/08 - 09:26 AM]
CBS Orders New Police Drama "Flashpoint"
Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon and David Paetkau all star in the drama, which was originally developed by CTV and Toronto-based Pink Sky Entertainment.

[01/29/08 - 09:25 AM]
CBS Orders Two More Editions of "Survivor" for Broadcast During the 2008-2009 Season
Additionally, Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to continue as host of SURVIVOR.

[01/28/08 - 04:27 PM]
The CW Revisits Favorite Moments from "America's Next Top Model" with One-Hour Specials Airing February 6 and 13
In addition to favorite clips from cycles one through nine, the specials include "best-of" segments on such topics as "Runaway Runway," "Makeover Madness," "Miss J - What a Man!" and "Medical Mayhem."







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[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
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