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[02/20/08 - 05:30 PM]
'Jim' to Finish Out Season for Abc
The Alphabet confirmed this week production will be completed on all 18 episodes ordered for the 2007-08 season.

[02/20/08 - 02:26 PM]
VH1 Launches 'VH1's the Track with Flavor Flav' - an Online Music Competition to Find Flav's Next Beat
One talented music producer will be given the chance to record and co-produce Flavor Flav's next single later this spring.

[02/20/08 - 02:22 PM]
'Knight Rider' Paces NBC's Week of FeB. 11-17, as the Network Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/08 - 02:15 PM]
Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans VS. Faves Continues Its Time Period Winning Streak
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/08 - 02:14 PM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 for the Ninth Time in Nine Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 17.

[02/20/08 - 02:11 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 11, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/08 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Announces the Return of Television's Biggest Hit Shows
Plus: "Lost" will move to a new time - Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c - beginning April 24.

[02/20/08 - 10:56 AM]
Kimora Lee Simmons Returns to the Style Network for New Season of "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane"
The second season of "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" premieres Sunday, April 20 at 8 PM ET/PT.

[02/20/08 - 10:53 AM]
The Big Bang Theory and "How I Met Your Mother" to Swap Time Periods
Both series will still return on Monday, March 17 as previously announced.

[02/20/08 - 10:51 AM]
It's Beauties VS. Geeks When the New Season of "Beauty and the Geek" Returns to the CW on March 11
Among the new challenges this season: the geeks will be in-studio guests with Dr. Drew on the nationally syndicated radio program "Loveline."

[02/20/08 - 10:49 AM]
USA Network Announces Seventh Season Pick-Up of the Award-Winning Original Series Monk
Season seven of the hit show will premiere the first half of the season in July and the second half in January 2009.

[02/20/08 - 10:48 AM]
TV Land's New Original Series, High School Reunion, Premieres on March 5, 2008
The six-episode series revolves around the reunion getaway for alums from JJ Pearce High, several of whom have not seen each other since graduating 20 years ago.

[02/19/08 - 10:36 PM]
MTV's "Human Giant" Returns for Season 2 Premiering Tuesday, March 11 at 11:00pm ET/PT
Guests this season include Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Will Arnett, David Cross, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Andy Samberg.

[02/19/08 - 04:04 PM]
Kathy Griffin Heads to Las Vegas to Host All-New Special for Tbs, World's Funniest Commercials: Hilarious Liaisons
The one-hour special, featuring more than 50 comedic ads centered on relationships, is set to premiere Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

[02/19/08 - 03:25 PM]
Streaming Video Goes Retro on NBC Universal's Entertainment Sites
NBC.com, SCIFI.com, ChillerTV.com and SleuthChannel.com will each offer streaming vintage television content beginning this month.

[02/19/08 - 03:23 PM]
Oxygen Airs "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" as Part of Black History Month Celebration
The film won the 1967 Oscar for best Writing Original Screenplay and garnered a Best Actress win for Katherine Hepburn.

[02/19/08 - 03:21 PM]
Mel B Joins "Access Hollywood" as Guest Correspondent Covering the New Season of "Dancing with the Stars"
"'Access Hollywood' has a fun energy that I am excited to be a part of," says Mel B.

[02/19/08 - 02:20 PM]
Oscar(R).com Kicks Off the 80th Annual Academy Awards(R) with Exclusive "Sneak Peek" Oscar Coverage and More Video Than Ever Before
Said coverage includes "Road to the Oscars," hosted by Antonio Sabato Jr., an eight-episode series updated daily.

[02/19/08 - 02:19 PM]
ABC Entertainment and TV Guide Announce Unique Promotional Insert for "Oprah's Big Give"
Copies of the February 25 issue will be polybagged with an ABC-branded packet of tissues.

[02/19/08 - 02:17 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast Its Third Consecutive Post-Academy Awards(R) Special, Sunday, February 24 on Abc
Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart and Mary J. Blige will all make appearances on the show's live broadcast.

[02/19/08 - 01:27 PM]
FOX Returns Series to Production
FOX confirms our report from earlier today, including a round-up of return dates for each series.

[02/19/08 - 11:25 AM]
FOX Overhauls Spring Lineup: New 'House' to Anchor Mondays
FOX has overhauled its spring lineup as new episodes of "House," "Bones," "'Til Death" and "Back to You" will join its schedule in April.

[02/19/08 - 09:57 AM]
NBC Universal Announces New Client-Centric Approach to Upfront
As part of the new selling process, NBC Entertainment will take the unprecedented step of unveiling a full, 52-week primetime programming schedule in early April.

[02/19/08 - 09:18 AM]
The Verdict's In: "Boston Legal," from David E. Kelley Productions & Twentieth Television, to Join Ion Television's Primetime Lineup
"'Boston Legal' will be to ION Television what Denny Crane is to Crane, Poole & Schmidt - bold, outrageous and positively entertaining," said ION chief Brandon Burgess.

[02/19/08 - 09:17 AM]
TV Guide Network Set to Premiere Its Highest Rated Series, 'Idol Tonight' for Season Three
Kimberly Caldwell ("Idol" season two finalist), Justin Guarini ("Idol" season one runner-up) and Rosanna Tavarez (winner of "Popstars") all host the series.

[02/19/08 - 09:14 AM]
BET Recognizes the Achievements of Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Richard Parsons, the Honorable Maxine Waters, DR. Cornel West and Ceo Janice Bryant Howroyd at 'The BET Honors'
Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Gladys Knight, Wyclef Jean, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, Ne-Yo, Raheem DeVaughn, Blair Underwood, Danny Glover, Kerry Washington, Idris Elba, Hill Harper and Vivica A. Fox all joined host Cedric "The Entertainer" at the event.

[02/19/08 - 09:13 AM]
Reelzchannel TV Network Acquires Exclusive Post-Syndication Cable Network Television Rights to 'At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper'
"Ebert & Roeper" will join its programming lineup beginning Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT.

[02/19/08 - 09:12 AM]
Country Music's Biggest Stars Scheduled to Appear at the "2008 CMT Music Awards" Premiering Monday, April 14
Tickets to the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS at The Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville go on sale Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m., CT.

[02/19/08 - 09:11 AM]
Sundance Channel to Premiere 'On the Road in America'
The 12-part documentary series, which premieres June 4, follows four young Arabs as they travel across the United States.

[02/19/08 - 09:00 AM]
ABC News' "Good Morning America" Unveils the "Dancing with the Stars" Season Six Celebrity and Professional Dancer Pairings
The new "Dancing with the Stars" pairings were revealed today on "Good Morning America."

[02/18/08 - 10:00 PM]
Twelve New Stars Will Light Up the Dance Floor When "Dancing with the Stars" Returns for a Spectacular Sixth Season
The new cast includes an Academy Award winner, a Tony Award winner, an Olympic Gold medalist, a nine-time Grand Slam tennis champion and the NFL's current Man of the Year.

[02/18/08 - 05:13 PM]
'Knight Rider' Scores the Top 18-49 Rating for Any Movie on Any Network in Nearly Three Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 17.

[02/18/08 - 10:50 AM]
American Idol Performances Available Exclusively on the Itunes Store
Kicking off with this week, customers can purchase music performances for 99 cents per song.

[02/15/08 - 05:25 PM]
Development Update: Week of February 11-15
Updates include: "24," "Ugly Betty" and "Womens Murder Club" all see behind-the-scenes chanegs; MyNetworkTV says goodbye to "IFL Battleground"; and FX slates a return date for "The Riches."

[02/15/08 - 03:55 PM]
Hotel Babylon Returns for More Decadent, Five-Star Drama
The show's third season premieres Wednesday, March 12 at 9:00/8:00c on BBC America.

[02/15/08 - 11:30 AM]
The CW Announces Schedule for Return of Original Episodes of Scripted Series
Plus: "Supernatural" will return on April 24 while "Reaper" will shift back to Tuesdays starting April 22.

[02/15/08 - 11:25 AM]
TLC Shares the Secret Life of a Soccer Mom
The new series, hosted by Tracey Gold, will join LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD and JON & KATE PLUS 8 on Monday nights starting March 3.

[02/15/08 - 11:23 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 14, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 14.

[02/15/08 - 11:21 AM]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Finishes the 50-State Tour by Calling a Nation-Wide Builder Coalition to Help the Extreme Team Tackle Louisiana
Said episode will serve as the show's season finale in May.

[02/15/08 - 09:13 AM]
Celebrities Hit the High Notes on Special Editions of "Don't Forget the Lyrics!"
Upcoming episodes will feature Boyz II Men, Bret Michaels, Kevin Cronin and Kimberley Locke as they compete for charity.

[02/14/08 - 06:03 PM]
ABC Family Continues to Build Slate of Original Programming with Original Event, "Samurai Girl" and the Return of Hit Series "Greek"
"Samurai Girl" is slated to begin production in Vancouver this spring and air over the course of one weekend in August 2008.

[02/14/08 - 05:30 PM]
True Love Needs No Translation! MTV's New Romantic, Comedy Series "That's Amore" Premieres on Sunday, March 2nd at 10pm ET/PT
Viewers will get a special sneak peek at the new series on Sunday, February 24th at 10pm ET/PT MTV with "Domenico's Passport to Love."

[02/14/08 - 04:03 PM]
BBC America Co-Production, Wire in the Blood, Returns for a Fifth U.S. Premiere Season
The new season, due on April 6, opens with a special episode shot in Austin, Texas.

[02/14/08 - 03:30 PM]
CBS Renews 11 Series for the 2008-2009 Season
The group joins the previously renewed "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race."

[02/14/08 - 01:52 PM]
NBC Realigns Current Series Program Department as Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment, Will Expand Her Role to Oversee Both Development and Current Series
As a result, comedy chief Jeff Ingold and drama chief Katie O'Connell will oversee current programming in their respective areas, with both reporting to Weinberg.

[02/14/08 - 12:02 PM]
Escape the Cold Weather This Winter and Warm Up with the Help of These Hot Contestants from "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans VS. Favorites" with an Easy-To-View Online Swimsuit Calendar Available as a Widget
The calendar will be updated regularly throughout the life of the broadcast so you can keep track of all things Survivor in one convenient location.

[02/14/08 - 12:00 PM]
Production Secrets and Fun Facts Pop Up on the Next Two Episodes of "Ghost Whisperer" and "Csi: Miami"
The fun facts will pop up as "Love Notes" and "Bullet Points" on GHOST WHISPERER and CSI: MIAMI, respectively.

[02/14/08 - 11:00 AM]
NBC and MTV Announce Unique Partnership for Highly Anticipated Internet Series 'Quarterlife' to Run 22-Minute Sneak Peek on MTV Prior to NBC's Premiere
MTV will air 22 minutes from the premiere one-hour episode on Tuesday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. PT/ET, following "TRL."

[02/14/08 - 10:58 AM]
Will It Be Lucky Number 13 for 'Deal Or No Deal'S' Million Dollar Mission?
Katie Henslin of Forest Lake, Minnesota will start with a 50% chance of choosing a $1 million case on Monday's episode.

[02/14/08 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Statement Regarding Its 2008 Upfront Presentation
CBS plans to hold a presentation for advertisers at Carnegie Hall in New York on Wednesday, May 14.







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[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
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A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:38 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 - 11:00 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
Syfy Picks Up Image's Killer High School Comic "Deadly Class" to Series
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