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[03/04/08 - 06:08 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Ratings Are No Mystery
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, March 1.

[03/04/08 - 06:07 PM]
AMC Delivers Strong Demo Growth and Ratings Success for February
AMC spins the numbers for the month of February.

[03/04/08 - 05:43 PM]
Development Update: February 29-March 4
Updates include: Bravo to burn off NBC's "quarterlife" on March 9; FOX considers a "Family Guy" spin-off; and the CW pilots "How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls."

[03/04/08 - 05:36 PM]
Hdnet to Premiere Groundbreaking New Comedy Series "The All-For-Nots"
The original comedy series follows a documentary crew filming a fictional indie rock band as they travel the U.S. on an ill-fated, poorly planned, under-funded tour.

[03/04/08 - 03:21 PM]
Jericho and "Big Brother" Add Millions of Viewers Across Multiple Platforms
CBS Interactive Research spins the numbers for February 12-17.

[03/04/08 - 03:18 PM]
All Three Editions of "Big Brother" Post Week-To-Week Increases
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 25-March 2.

[03/04/08 - 03:16 PM]
CBS Monday Night Comedies Return with Original Episodes, on MondaY. March 17
CBS touts the post-strike return of its four Monday comedies.

[03/04/08 - 02:29 PM]
The CW Network Locks in Midseason Schedule with New Episodes and New Time Periods
Among the changes: "Supernatural" returns to the Thursday line-up (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on April 3.

[03/04/08 - 02:27 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, March 3, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 3.

[03/04/08 - 02:21 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 25, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 25-March 2.

[03/04/08 - 02:09 PM]
NBC Primetime Ratings Results for the Week of FeB. 25-March 2
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 25-March 2.

[03/04/08 - 02:07 PM]
Bravo Announces Clorox, Toyota and Verizon Wireless as Top Sponsors for "Top Chef: Chicago"
These multi-platform deals provide "an unmatched level of brand exposure through exclusive in-show product integration as well as a major on-air and online presence."

[03/04/08 - 10:12 AM]
New NBC Miniseries 'The Last Templar' to Star Oscar Winner Mira Sorvino and Victor Garber; Four- Hour Television Event Sets Start of Production for April
Sorvino will star as Tess Chaykin, "a Manhattan archaeologist who is drawn into a fast-paced, romantic adventure concerning the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar."

[03/04/08 - 08:31 AM]
Nominations Announced for "The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: For the first time in Academy of Country Music history, fans will choose the winner of the Academy's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.

[03/04/08 - 08:21 AM]
Paris Hilton to Appear as Herself in Guest-Starring Role on NBC's 'My Name Is Earl' in the One-Hour Season Return on April 3
"When we wrote the role of Paris Hilton in the script, we weren't exactly sure who to go with for the role," said "Earl's" Greg Garcia. "But after an exhausting search we finally settled on a relatively unknown actress by the name of Paris Hilton."

[03/03/08 - 06:01 PM]
ESPN Films Established
ESPN will invite 30 filmmakers to each tell a sports-themed story for its "30/30" initiative.

[03/03/08 - 06:00 PM]
Torture! Slander! Starvation! "Kenny VS. Spenny" Is Back on Comedy Central(R) with All New Episodes Debuting Sunday, March 16 at 11:30 P.M.
Upcoming episodes include "Who Can Produce the Best Viral Video?," "Who Do Gay Guys Like More?" and "First Guy to Stop Singing Loses."

[03/03/08 - 05:59 PM]
Additional Ticket Opportunities for the "2008 CMT Music Awards" Available Monday, March 3
Additional ticket packages will be available via an online auction from CMT's pro-social initiative, CMT ONE COUNTRY.

[03/03/08 - 05:58 PM]
CMT's Hit Series "Gone Country" Finale Airing This Friday, March 7
Host John Rich will crown a winner from Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider, Diana DeGarmo, Julio Iglesias Jr., Maureen McCormick and Sisqó.

[03/03/08 - 04:02 PM]
March Mania Hits BET with the Premiere of New Original and Returning Series and Specials
The cable channel will roll out two new original series, two reunion specials and more this month.

[03/03/08 - 04:01 PM]
Doritos and MTV Announce Casting Call for Spicy Girls and Sweet Guys for New Reality Dating Series
The semi-finalists will be chronicled in an on-air micro-series premiering on April 18, and the winning couple will be featured in a national commercial.

[03/03/08 - 03:59 PM]
NBC Continues Its Search for the Next 'Nashville Star' Beginning March 8; Singer Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus Has Been Tapped to Host
"Star," which has wrapped up its regional search, will now move on to the final four national calls.

[03/03/08 - 03:56 PM]
Exclusive Props and Memorabilia from NBC's Hottest Shows to Be Featured in Live Online Auction
The live online auction includes items from "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "Law & Order," "Heroes," "30 Rock," and "Friday Night Lights."

[03/03/08 - 03:47 PM]
Emmy-Award Winning Special "Idol Gives Back" Returns Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
This year's event will feature Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend and Snoop Dogg.

[03/03/08 - 02:02 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, March 2, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/08 - 12:25 PM]
The CW Announces Early Pickups of Series
"Gossip Girl," "One Tree Hill," "Smallville," "Supernatural," "Everybody Hates Chris" and "America's Next Top Model" will all return next season.

[03/03/08 - 11:50 AM]
Jeff Daniels and Marlee Matlin Star in "Sweet Nothing in My Ear," a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation to Be Broadcast Sunday, April 20 on the CBS Television Network
The original movie revolves around a married couple dealing with separate realities when their only child loses his ability to hear.

[03/03/08 - 11:48 AM]
Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action (Tna) Wrestling Take 'Tna Impact!' Live for the First Time
Said broadcast will air on Thursday, March 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) from Universal Studios Orlando.

[03/03/08 - 11:34 AM]
Lifetime Television's "Your Mama Don't Dance" Kicks Up Ratings Heels in Series Premiere with Double-Digit Growth in W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54 Powered by 1.6 Million Total Viewers
Lifetime spins the numbers for Friday, February 29.

[03/03/08 - 09:14 AM]
Noted Directors John Landis, Darren Bousman, Ronny Yu Signed to Direct 'Fear Itself,' NBC's Upcoming New Suspense and Horror Anthology Series from Lionsgate and Industry Entertainment
Plus: Brandon Routh, Shiri Appleby, Elisabeth Moss, Cynthia Watros, Eric Roberts and John Billingsley sign on to appear in the anthology series.

[03/03/08 - 09:12 AM]
TruTV Unveils Dynamic Programming Slate of Insightful, High-Impact "Actuality" Series
Among the projects greenlit to series: BLACK GOLD, which delves into the dangerous world of oil drilling; and MAN VS. CARTOON, with a team of experts putting Wile E. Coyote's gadgets and schemes to real-world tests.

[03/03/08 - 09:09 AM]
TNT Plans Dramatic Increase in Original Programming, Setting the Stage for a Major Primetime Shift
14 series in the works include efforts from Ridley Scott, Mark Burnett, Steven Bochco, Robert Redford and John Sacret Young.

[03/03/08 - 09:07 AM]
Top-Rated TBS Builds on Success with a Development Slate of Primetime Sitcoms and Late-Night Projects
Slate features projects from Robert Townsend, Elaine Pope, Betty Thomas, Dave Caplan, The Jim Henson Company, Mark Wolper and Brian Hargrove.

[03/03/08 - 09:06 AM]
Turner Entertainment Networks to Unveil Aggressive Programming Slates During Broadcast Upfronts
On May 14 at 9:30 a.m., the company will stage its annual programming presentation for advertisers, making a pitch during the same week as broadcasters.

[03/03/08 - 09:04 AM]
Experience High School All Over Again with TVlanD.com's 'Digital Yearbook' in Support of Network's New Original Series, High School Reunion
Plus: after the series on-air run, TVLAND.COM will offer seven original mini-sodes shot on location in Dallas chronicling the cast's actual high school reunion.

[03/03/08 - 09:03 AM]
Award-Winning Series Everybody Hates Chris to Join Nick at Nite's Line-Up, Fall 2009
The deal with CBS Television Distribution includes a four-year license period for a minimum of four seasons (80 episodes).

[02/29/08 - 03:45 PM]
USA Network Reclaims Sunday Nights This Summer with New Original Series 'In Plain Sight' and All-New Episodes of Returning Favorite 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'
"In Plain Sight," originally set to launch on April 24, will now bow on Sunday, June 8 after the return of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

[02/29/08 - 11:19 AM]
Off-Network Value May Save ABC's 'Jim,' NBC's 'Scrubs'
NBC's "Scrubs" may live on after all, just not on NBC.

[02/28/08 - 09:00 PM]
Robbie Carrico, Alexandréa Lushington, Alaina Whitaker and Jason Yeager Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[02/28/08 - 04:20 PM]
Universal Hd Is High Impact Television with Notable Films Throughout the Month of March
"This March, our viewers will see some of the greatest films as they've never seen them before - in 1080i high definition," said NBC Universal Cale's Dan Harrison.

[02/28/08 - 04:17 PM]
Sleuth Network Delivers A-List Femme Fatales and Double Features in March
Additionally this March, Sleuth gives viewers the fourth seasons of two favorite shows: "Magnum, P.I." and "Profiler."

[02/28/08 - 04:15 PM]
Gaining Steam, "Top Model" Struts to Second in Adults 18-34 and Women Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 27.

[02/28/08 - 04:12 PM]
March Marks Chiller's One Year Anniversary
"Strange World," "Freakylinks" and "The Others" are among the network's highlights for the month.

[02/28/08 - 04:11 PM]
Chiller Brings Back 'Dare to Direct' Contest for 2008
The "Dare to Direct Contest" challenges fans to get creative and compete for great prizes and a chance to be featured on "Chiller's Dare to Direct Film Festival."

[02/28/08 - 04:10 PM]
Big Brother Houseguests Send Alex and Amanda Packing!
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[02/28/08 - 03:58 PM]
Development Update: February 26-28
Updates include: NBC's "The Real Wedding Crashers" and ABC's "Day Break" find off-network homes; CBS greenlights three drama pilots; and Tyra Banks will team with Ashton Kutcher for a new ABC series.

[02/28/08 - 03:30 PM]
MTV's "Made" Goes Where It Has Never Gone Before
The series will wrap its eighth season with three new episodes premiering on Saturday, March 8th from 10am - 1pm ET/PT.

[02/28/08 - 12:34 PM]
ABC Announces Early Pick-Ups of Alternative Series for 2008-2009 Season
"America's Funniest Home Videos," "Dancing with the Stars," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Supernanny" and "Wife Swap" will all return next season.

[02/28/08 - 11:43 AM]
A&E Network's Flip This House Returns for a 4th Season Introducing New Casts in Los Angeles and Atlanta
The new season premieres at a new time - 11:00/10:00c - on Saturday, March 15.

[02/28/08 - 11:15 AM]
Heroes Original Television Soundtrack Set for March 18 Release
In addition, "Heroes" executive producer/director Allan Arkush has crafted five unique music video podcasts that will be exclusively available for free download on Zune Marketplace.







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[12/17/18 - 02:16 PM]
Statement from CBS Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of CBS has completed its investigation of former Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News, and cultural issues at CBS.

[12/17/18 - 01:54 PM]
HGTV Digital Platforms Offer Fans Exclusive In-Depth Coverage of "A Very Brady Renovation"
New installments will be uploaded weekly and will offer a glimpse of the full series which premieres in 2019.

[12/17/18 - 12:00 PM]
TBS Announces Season Premiere of "American Dad!"
New episodes resume Monday, February 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/18 - 11:01 AM]
TNT and Cadence13 Announce "Root of Evil," A True Story Podcast Series and Companion to TNT's Suspense Drama "I Am the Night"
The podcast series will premiere Wednesday, February 13 and joins Turner Podcast Network's portfolio of podcasts available on Apple Podcasts and many other podcast platforms.

[12/17/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS All Access Renews "Tell Me a Story" for a Second Season
Season two will explore a whole new set of fairy tales and characters.

[12/17/18 - 10:47 AM]
Fan Favorite "Say Yes to the Dress" Returns to TLC, Followed by a Special Crossover Premiere Episode of HGTV's New Series "Say Yes to the Nest"
The six-episode season of "Say Yes to the Nest" premieres on HGTV in March 2019.

[12/17/18 - 10:10 AM]
Make Your Friday Night Special with Jena Friedman on January 25th
Friedman is back in the second installment of "Soft Focus" that features a segment on sexual harassment in gaming and an interview with Presidential hopeful and Belizian fugitive, John McAfee.

[12/17/18 - 09:50 AM]
"Impossible Enginnering" Returns to Science Channel for Season Four Beginning January 3
The new season shines a light on the brilliant minds behind these marvels and the remarkable level of detail that goes into building these amazing feats of modern day engineering.

[12/17/18 - 09:05 AM]
ABC News Presents a Two-Hour Documentary on John F. Kennedy Jr.'s Life and Last Days, Thursday, Jan. 3
The ABC News documentary explores not only John's life but also the stressors that he was facing in his final days, from apparent turmoil in his marriage to keeping his magazine George afloat.

[12/17/18 - 09:04 AM]
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Donates House to El Refugio for "Christmas on I.C.E." Holiday Special
El Refugio provides visitation to immigrants at Stewart Detention Center in the remote town of Lumpkin, Georgia, as well as free lodging and meals to friends and family members visiting their loved ones.

[12/17/18 - 08:26 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Take Top Honors
The Peacock once again wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/17/18 - 08:15 AM]
Staying in Is the New Going Out! Ring in the New Year by Watching 14 Family Friendly Countdowns on Netflix
This new batch of tween content countdowns reflects Netflix's overall investment in the genre.

[12/17/18 - 07:45 AM]
Winter Heats Up With MTV's "Siesta Key"
Season two premieres Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00/8:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[12/17/18 - 07:31 AM]
It's a Wrap on "Don't Try This at Home"
Lead actors on the Netflix series include Maximilian Mundt, Lena Klenke, Danilo Kamperidis, Damian Hardung, Luna Schaller, and Bjarne Mädel.

[12/17/18 - 07:00 AM]
Netflix Original Series "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" Announces Stellar Voice Cast for the Return to Jim Henson's Beloved Classic
Leading the voice cast are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.