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[02/22/08 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Week of February 18-22
Updates include: NBC eyes a new home for "Friday Night Lights"; TV Guide says "Las Vegas" is on the way out; and Jesse L. Martin to exit "Law & Order."

[02/22/08 - 04:02 PM]
All New Programs for March
Among BBC America's highlights for next month: "MI-5" to replace "Hotel Babylon" on Wednesday nights.

[02/22/08 - 03:25 PM]
Academy Award(R) Winner Tatum O'Neal ('Paper Moon,' 'Rescue Me'), Jenna Dewan ('Step Up') and Ashley Benson ('Days of Our Lives') to Star in the Lifetime Original Movie, 'Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal,' a Riveting Tale of Girls Gone Wild
The movie will premiere in summer 2008 on Lifetime Television.

[02/22/08 - 03:20 PM]
The Winchester Boys Battle an Army of Demons, Scaring Up Season Highs for "Supernatural"
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, February 21.

[02/22/08 - 03:16 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, February 21, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 21.

[02/21/08 - 09:00 PM]
Colton Berry, Joanne Borgella, Amy Davis and Garrett Haley Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[02/21/08 - 04:19 PM]
Ghost Hunters International Wraps Winning Debut Season
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 20.

[02/21/08 - 04:00 PM]
Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part Houseguests Send Parker and Jen Out the Door
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[02/21/08 - 03:58 PM]
BBC America Acquires Two Seasons of Prehistoric Thriller Primeval
"'Primeval' is a perfect addition to our successful Saturday night menu of sci-fi and adventure," said BBCA chief Garth Ancier.

[02/21/08 - 02:22 PM]
'Sarah Jane,' 'Doctor Who' to Join 'Galactica' on Fridays
"Sarah Jane" will launch with a one-hour special on April 11 while "Who" will kick off its fourth season with a 90-minute premiere on April 18.

[02/21/08 - 02:08 PM]
Stacy Keibler of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Will Guest Star on "October Road"
She'll play an ex-girlfriend of Geoff Stults's character on part one of the show's two-hour season finale next month.

[02/21/08 - 02:07 PM]
Bad Girls, Great Ratings!
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/21/08 - 02:05 PM]
Last Chance Game for 'Deal Or No Deal'S' Million Dollar Mission This Monday February 25
Once more, the Million Dollar Mission reaches a thirteen case high when half the board is revealed to have thirteen one-million-dollar briefcases.

[02/21/08 - 12:09 PM]
The CW Network's Hit Dramality Series "America's Next Top Model" Holds Open Casting Calls for Cycle 11 in Cities Across the U.S.
Casting directors are looking for females, ages 18 to 27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes, sizes and with a minimum height requirement of 5'7" tall.

[02/21/08 - 12:08 PM]
Top Model Debut Styles Up Second Place in Key Demos Against Tough Reality Competition
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 20.

[02/21/08 - 12:06 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Visions for Tomorrow' Wants You to Make a Positive Impact on the Future
The network launches a new online poll, "Top Things To Read, Watch, See, and Do To Save The World."

[02/21/08 - 09:18 AM]
CBS Brings Programming from One of the Largest Television Libraries to the CBS Audience Network
The initial lineup includes full-length episodes of STAR TREK, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, MACGYVER, HAWAII FIVE-O and MELROSE PLACE, with more programs and clips to be added in the coming months.

[02/21/08 - 09:17 AM]
It's Showtime for Edie Falco Comedy
Falco will play "an indomitable nurse with a special calling who doesn't hesitate to challenge her superiors - and the often untenable status quo - by taking matters into her own hands in order to save lives."

[02/21/08 - 09:14 AM]
TBS Orders Eight More Episodes of Hit Late-Night Sketch Comedy Frank TV, Starring Frank Caliendo
The series is slated to return later this year.

[02/21/08 - 09:13 AM]
Acclaimed Comedy My Name Is Earl Comes to TBS March 3
Back-to-back episodes air Mondays at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning March 3.

[02/21/08 - 09:12 AM]
TBS Doubles Up on Live Comedy Events, Joining Forces with Just for Laughs for a Very Funny Festival in Chicago and with Aeg Live to Present the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas
"My first special, 'Ellen's Really Big Show,' turned out to be so big that TBS asked me to do another," DeGeneres said.

[02/21/08 - 09:09 AM]
Paula Abdul Unveils Music Video for Hit Single "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" on FOX.com
The video includes cameos by Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest.

[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.







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.