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[02/05/08 - 04:43 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks #6 in Prime Time Weekly Ratings Boosted by Original Movie Premiere, "Bridal Fever"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, February 2.

[02/05/08 - 03:18 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Is High on Willie Nelson! Network to Roast American Icon
The special will tape in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 17 and air in early June.

[02/05/08 - 03:16 PM]
CBS Places Second in Viewers in an Atypical Week That Included the Super Bowl
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/05/08 - 03:13 PM]
DR. Phil Mcgraw Welcomes Oprah Winfrey -- for the First Time -- to His Hit, Nationally Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Airing Monday, February 11
Also set to appear: "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks.

[02/05/08 - 01:26 PM]
Steven Seagal and Eddie Griffin Star in "Urban Justice" Premiering Sunday, February 24 at 9pm
"We're thrilled to bring Steven Seagal, the name that is synonymous with riveting action, to our audience," said Spike TV's John Griffin.

[02/05/08 - 12:00 PM]
The Quest Continues as NBC's Smash Hit 'Deal Or No Deal' Continues Its Heart-Stopping 'Million-Dollar Mission' with Unprecedented Eleven $1 Million-Case Game on Monday, February 11
In the history of the show, 10 contestants have held the million dollars in their case, but have been unable to go the distance for the top prize.

[02/05/08 - 10:58 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 28, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/05/08 - 10:57 AM]
Matt Grant - the First International Bachelor - Storms American Shores to Find True Love, When "The Bachelor" Returns to Abc, Monday, March 17
Matt Grant, 27, a global financier from London and the first international Bachelor ever, has been selected to star in the show's 12th edition.

[02/05/08 - 10:54 AM]
'American Gladiators,' 'Biggest Loser,' and 'Celebrity Apprentice' Pace NBC's Week of JaN. 28-FeB. 3
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/05/08 - 09:46 AM]
Fergie and John Legend to Duet and Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban to Perform Together for the First Time on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Solange Knowles, George Lopez, Lyle Lovett and Ludacris are added as presenters.

[02/05/08 - 09:45 AM]
Lifetime Television Celebrates the 80th Annual Academy Awards(R) with Weekend-Long Movie Festival Featuring Oscar(R)-Winning Actresses
The "And the Winner Is ... " movie festival airs on Saturday, February 23, from 12PM-11PM (ET/PT), and on Sunday, February 24, from 10AM-9PM (ET/PT).

[02/05/08 - 08:46 AM]
People's Choice Winner 'Stargate Atlantis' Begins Production on Season 5
Robert Picardo joins the cast this season, which will also see appearances by Paul McGillion, Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks.

[02/05/08 - 12:12 AM]
House's Record-Setting Post-Super Bowl Episode "Frozen" to Encore Friday, February 15
Plus: all-new episodes of "Bones" will return to the schedule on Monday, April 14 - two weeks earlier than previously announced.

[02/04/08 - 03:52 PM]
An Unlikely Pair Team Up to Risk It All in the New ABC Family Original Movie 'The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream'
The third installment of the hit franchise stars Matt Lanter, Francia Raisa and Christy Carlson Romano.

[02/04/08 - 03:36 PM]
'My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad,' Launching on Monday, February 18, Moves to 9-10 PM Before Settling Into Its Regular 8-9 PM Slot on Monday, February 25
The initial installment will now follow an original "Deal or No Deal."

[02/04/08 - 03:35 PM]
My Grammy(R) Moment 2008 Down to Three Finalists Vying to Be the "Featured Performer" in Foo Fighters' Orchestra on "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," FeB. 10 on Cbs
The finalists include Ann Marie Calhoun from Virginia, Brian Fitzgerald from Pennsylvania, and Tara Klein from Ohio.

[02/04/08 - 02:36 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Unveils "Lipstick Jungle 360"
Each issue of Bonfire Magazine will "dazzle" users with a couture fashion cover featuring pieces from "Project Runway's" Daniel Vosovic's latest collection.

[02/04/08 - 02:35 PM]
Doctor Who Season Four and the Sarah Jane Adventures Coming to Sci Fi Channel in April
The third season of the new "Doctor Who" averaged 1.3 million weekly viewers on SCI FI.

[02/04/08 - 02:34 PM]
Bravo's 'Television Without Pity' Introduces Video Content and Original Online Series
The site's first show, "The Week Without Pity," "a unique, irreverent take on the best, worst and addictive guilty pleasures of the week," is available online now.

[02/04/08 - 02:33 PM]
ViewerS...start Your Engines!...tune in to NBC Sunday, February 17 for the Action Adventure 'Knight Rider' Movie of the Week Sequel and Enter at NBC.com for a Chance to Win One of Four Ford Automobiles
The grand-prize winner will receive a 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 KR with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $79,995.

[02/04/08 - 09:23 AM]
Lifetime Television Commemorates Black History Month with 'I Have a Dream' All-Day Programming Event on Saturday, February 16, from 11am-11pm (ET/PT)
The six films featured include the premiere of the "Racing for Time," starring Emmy Award-winning actor Charles S. Dutton, who also directs the movie.

[02/04/08 - 09:21 AM]
Journey to the Center of the Earth Registers Highest Rating Yet for Rhi Original Movie on Ion Television
ION spins the numbers for January 27-28.

[02/04/08 - 09:19 AM]
D.L. Hughley to Host "39th Naacp Image Awards" Live Thursday, February 14, on Fox
Plus: America Ferrera, Vanessa L. Williams, Jordin Sparks, Regina Taylor and Richard T. Jones will make special appearances.

[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.







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[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.

[05/05/16 - 12:25 PM]
TV One Honors Memorable Moms with "Love My Momma Month of May"
Highlights include the premiere of its latest original movie, "Chasing Waterfalls."

[05/05/16 - 12:00 PM]
Adam Bernstein to Direct Premiere of Spike's New Scripted Series "The Mist"
From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, "The Mist" goes into production this summer and airs in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 11:58 AM]
FOX NASCAR Gains Momentum at Talladega
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/05/16 - 11:25 AM]
Whitney Thore's Hidden Secrets Revealed on Third Season of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
Look for the first of nine new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/05/16 - 11:13 AM]
FX Orders New Ryan Murphy Limited Series "Feud"
Today FX has placed an order for Murphy's latest anthology franchise, an eight-episode series that will explore the bouts and blows of epic conflicts.

[05/05/16 - 11:02 AM]
Bravo Media's "Tour Group" Returns on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 10PM ET/PT
The first two episodes of "Tour Group," including the preview special, are available on VOD and at BravoTV.com for viewers to catch up before episode three premieres.

[05/05/16 - 10:15 AM]
Netflix Announces "Dear White People," A New Comedy Series Based on Justin Simien's Critically-Acclaimed Indie Film
The 10-episode, 30-minute series will go into production later this year and will premiere on Netflix around the world in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Check Out the Mid-Season Trailer for MTV's "Real World: Go Big or Go Home"
After a trip to the gun range, Ceejai struggles to keep her cool when Jenna triggers painful feelings from her past.

[05/05/16 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Take Home Demo Crown
The network's juggernaut dips week-to-week but still leads the night by a solid margin.

[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.