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[02/13/08 - 05:02 PM]
BBC America Launches Flagship Weekly News Program Newsnight
The program, airing at Fridays 10:00/9:00c starting February 29, compliments "BBC World News America," the channel's nightly U.S.-facing news hour, launched in October 2007.

[02/13/08 - 04:01 PM]
Happy Couple Eric Stein and Jessica Hughbanks from "Big Brother 8" Return to Host the Head of Household Competition Tonight on "Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part" on the CBS Television Network
Said episode airs tonight from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT.

[02/13/08 - 03:04 PM]
'Truth,' 'Women Rule' FOX's Summer Plans
Also on tap: new seasons of "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Hell's Kitchen."

[02/13/08 - 03:00 PM]
USA Network's New Original Series in Plain Sight Comes Into View on Thursday, April 24
Shot on location in and around Albuquerque, NM, IN PLAIN SIGHT will premiere with a 90-minute episode followed by eleven one-hour episodes.

[02/13/08 - 01:44 PM]
NBC Announces Broadcast Return of Several Scripted Series with Original Episodes in April
"My Name Is Earl" will be the first to return with a special one-hour installment on Thursday, April 3.

[02/13/08 - 01:42 PM]
NBC Renews Drama Series 'Chuck, 'Life' and 'Heroes' for 2008-09 Season
All three series will have major re-launch campaigns next year.

[02/13/08 - 12:47 PM]
Weeds and Secret Diary of a Call Girl Set for Showtime's Monday Comedy Block on June 16th
With 13 new episodes ordered, WEEDS begins production in April 2008.

[02/13/08 - 11:46 AM]
Bravo Reveals the 12 Dancers Set to Compete on "Step It Up & Dance," Premiering on Thursday, April 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
Elizabeth Berkley will host the series and Emmy Award nominee and Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell will mentor the dancers.

[02/13/08 - 11:16 AM]
TNT Gives Greenlight to Action-Packed Drama Series Leverage
Plus: the third installment of the Librarian franchise, "Curse of the Judas Chalice," which will begin shooting this spring in New Orleans.

[02/13/08 - 11:14 AM]
Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman and Ugly Betty's Alan Dale Guest Star on BBC America's Hit Sci-Fi Series, Torchwood
Plus: James Marsters is also set to return while Richard Briers, Ruth Jones and Nerys Hughes will make guest appearances.

[02/13/08 - 11:11 AM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - March 2008
Among the highlights: the return of "Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol" and the original movie "Crash & Burn."

[02/13/08 - 09:40 AM]
CBS Announces Return of Original Episodes of Comedy and Drama Series
All but THE UNIT, CANE and SHARK are set to return in the next two months.

[02/12/08 - 04:37 PM]
A&E Greenlights Original Scripted Drama Series Cleaner Starring Benjamin Bratt Series to Become Network's First Scripted Drama in More Than Six Years
The series is moving into production shortly and is tentatively slated to premiere this summer.

[02/12/08 - 04:00 PM]
The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search Returns with an All New Season Premiering March 7 on Cmt
New for this season, the selected contestants will "meet in Denver, Col. where they live together and compete against one another through eight episodes of physical and mental challenges."

[02/12/08 - 01:44 PM]
'Battlestar' Is Back
The series will return for its fourth season on Friday, March 28 at 10pm ET/PT with two back-to-back half-hour specials.

[02/12/08 - 01:37 PM]
Networks Plot Post-Strike Plans: 36 (And Counting) to Resume Production
With the strike on track to be lifted tomorrow, the broadcast networks are hard at work reconciling their plans for the rest of the 2007-08 season and beyond.

[02/12/08 - 01:00 PM]
Survivor: Micronesia-Fans VS. Faves and "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards" Boost Cbs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 4-10.

[02/12/08 - 12:59 PM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 for the Seventh Time in Eight Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 10.

[02/12/08 - 12:58 PM]
The New Adventures of Old Christine Posts Across-The-Board Increases Over Last Week's Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 11.

[02/12/08 - 12:56 PM]
ABC.com Shares the Love with Special Online Valentines from Your Favorite ABC Series
ABC.com announced today that it is sharing the love with e-mailable Valentines from your favorite ABC series.

[02/12/08 - 12:53 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 4, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 4-10.

[02/12/08 - 12:48 PM]
Unscripted Series and Scripted Dramas Key NBC's Week of FeB. 4-10
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 4-10.

[02/12/08 - 12:47 PM]
The Heat Is on When Oklahoma Firefighter Battles the Banker for the Million Dollar Case When NBC's Smash Hit 'Deal Or No Deal' Continues the 'Million-Dollar Mission' with Twelve $1 Million-Case Game on Wednesday, February 13
In the history of the show, 11 contestants have held the million dollars in their case, but have been unable to go the distance for the top prize.

[02/12/08 - 10:04 AM]
Ion Television to Add "M*a*s*h" to Its Fall Programming Lineup
"A timeless staple like 'M*A*S*H' is a great win for our schedule, as we migrate our network to mainstream audience appeal in the 2008/2009 season," said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks.

[02/12/08 - 10:03 AM]
GSN Rewards Viewers with New Opportunities to Win with 'GSN Live,' Weekdays Beginning Monday, FeB. 25
The "live game show experience," hosted by Fred Roggin, "gives its viewing audience daily prize-winning opportunities while celebrating some of the most memorable game show moments of yesterday and today."

[02/12/08 - 09:07 AM]
American Idol Expands Results Shows to One Hour Beginning Wednesday, March 12, on Fox
Plus: "The Return of Jezebel James" will now have a special one-hour premiere Friday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

[02/12/08 - 09:06 AM]
Turner Broadcasting Lands Lucasfilm LtD.'s Star Wars: The Clone Wars Television Series
The series will premiere following the North American theatrical release Friday, August 15, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

[02/11/08 - 02:07 PM]
MTV Honors the Pioneer of Reality Programming with 'The Real World Awards Bash: Roast 'Em and Toast 'Em' on Saturday, March 29
The categories and nominees will be revealed on "TRL" today through Thursday, February 14, and viewers will decide who wins by casting their votes online.

[02/11/08 - 12:37 PM]
NBC Shapes Up for Another Season of Amazing Weight Loss Stories with Its Hit Series "The Biggest Loser"
In keeping with the success of the "team" theme in season 5, the new season will feature couples, but this time producers will be heading to America's fattest cities to search for contestants.

[02/11/08 - 12:36 PM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 13-City Search for New Contestants
Upcoming locations include Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Miami, Columbus, Suffolk, Las Vegas, Mesa and Los Angeles.

[02/11/08 - 12:36 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, February 10, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 10.

[02/11/08 - 12:30 PM]
Underscoring the Strength of Its Fall Schedule, ABC Entertainment Picks Up Nine Series for Next Season
"Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies," "Samantha Who?" and "Ugly Betty" are all set to return next season.

[02/11/08 - 10:59 AM]
CBS and Amy Winehouse Are Sunday's Big Winners
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 10.

[02/11/08 - 09:52 AM]
Oxygen Added as Olympic Network
Oxygen's Olympic coverage will air weekdays from 6-8 p.m. ET and will feature a daily insider's look at gymnastics.

[02/11/08 - 09:52 AM]
Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part HerE...therE..everywhere
CBS details the show's offerings this season across TV, the web, mobile and more!

[02/10/08 - 04:44 PM]
Writers Bryce and Jackie Zabel Win Coveted 2008 Writers Guild Award for Long Form Original Screenplay, 'Pandemic'
"On a personal level, Jackie and I are so honored because this award comes from a panel of writers who actually read the scripts instead of watch the movies," said Bryce Zabel.

[02/09/08 - 03:57 PM]
2008 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced
HBO's "The Wire" and NBC's "30 Rock" take home the top TV honors from the guild.

[02/08/08 - 06:33 PM]
The CW Adds 'Top Model' Encore, Benches 'Now'
Encores of the show's initial Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c broadcast will air on Sundays at 7:00/6:00c starting March 2.

[02/08/08 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Week of February 4-8
Updates include: Joshua Jackson to round out FOX's "Fringe"; Media Rights Capital lands series at ABC, Comedy Central and HBO; and "Inside the NFL" is cut loose by HBO.

[02/08/08 - 02:13 PM]
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Returns to A&E for an All-New Season
The show's third season will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

[02/08/08 - 12:00 PM]
Top Nominees Kanye West and Amy Winehouse to Perform on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," FeB. 10, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Dierks Bentley, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carole King, Roselyn Sanchez, Usher and will.i.am are added as presenters.

[02/08/08 - 11:59 AM]
Survivor's Time Period Winning Streak Continues as the Premiere of "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans VS. Favorites" Places First in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/08 - 11:57 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 7, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/08 - 09:29 AM]
Val Kilmer Assumes Role as Voice of Kitt -- America's Favorite Talking Car -- in NBC's "Knight Rider" Movie Event on February 17
Kilmer will play the role of KITT after actor Will Arnett had to withdraw from the role due to a conflicting sponsorship deal.

[02/07/08 - 08:48 PM]
Wwe(R) Smackdown(R) Leaves Cw
"WWE SmackDown" will continue to air on The CW until the conclusion of the 2007-08 broadcast season, after which it will move to another network.

[02/07/08 - 08:37 PM]
ABC Pairs 'Oprah,' 'Newlyweds' on Sundays
Plus: The network has booked the five-week series "Primetime: What Would You Do?" for Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting February 26.

[02/07/08 - 04:59 PM]
Tina Turner Joins Beyonce in a Special Performance on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Akon, Jason Bateman, Tony Bennett, Cher, Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Taylor Swift and Stevie Wonder all are added as presenters.

[02/07/08 - 12:41 PM]
NBC Announces Casting-Search Cities for Sixth Season of Hit Country Music Talent Show 'Nashville Star' as It Joins Network's Summer Lineup
Casting sites include Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Kansas City, Tallahassee, Denver, New Orleans and Portland.

[02/07/08 - 12:40 PM]
USA Network Celebrates 25 Years of Dogs with All New Redesigned Websites Covering the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
USA's coverage of the event airs February 11 and February 12.

[02/07/08 - 10:35 AM]
Bravo Fans Get a Double Dose of "Project Runway" with New Online Exclusives
The offerings include "The Malan Show," a new web series following the aspiring designer and former season three "Runway" contestant.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.