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[03/07/08 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: March 5-7
Updates include: E! lands series from Dina Lohan and Ashton Kutcher; Nicole Sullivan to say "Rita Rocks" for Lifetime; and the usual mix of casting news.

[03/07/08 - 01:55 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 6, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 6.

[03/07/08 - 12:10 PM]
New Twist for Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter' - They Have to Fight and Win to Get Into the Ultimate Fighter House(Tm)!
"The Ultimate Fighter Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest" premieres Wednesday, April 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/07/08 - 11:58 AM]
Saying Goodbye to HBO's "The Wire"

[03/06/08 - 09:00 PM]
Top 12 American Idol Finalists Announced; Kady Malloy, Luke Menard, Asia'H Epperson and Danny Noriega Are Eliminated from Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/06/08 - 06:34 PM]
Reality Shows Scare Up Ratings: Premieres of 'Ghost Hunters' and 'Destination Truth' Break Channel Records
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 5.

[03/06/08 - 05:50 PM]
Bravo Delivers 'Fierce' Audience for Project Runway 4 Finale and Grows Series 10 Percent VS. Runway 3
Bravo spins the numbers for March 4-5.

[03/06/08 - 05:28 PM]
FX Teams with Ebay for the Riches Charity Auction
All proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to Oxfam America, a charity that co-star Minnie Driver is an Ambassador for.

[03/06/08 - 05:20 PM]
Discovery Channel's #1-Rated Series Deadliest Catch Returns for Season Four in April
A two-hour BEST OF SEASON THREE recap special airs on Tuesday, April 8 followed by its season four launch on Tuesday, April 15.

[03/06/08 - 02:55 PM]
MauI... Wowee!!! Premiere of TV Land's Newest Original Series -- High School Reunion -- Scores Impressive Gains Across Key Demos
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 5.

[03/06/08 - 01:51 PM]
Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin Return for Third Installment of TNT's Successful Librarian Franchise
Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin will all return for "The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice," due in Winter 2008.

[03/06/08 - 01:50 PM]
Against All Reality, "Top Model" Fashions a Second Place Finish in Target Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 5.

[03/06/08 - 10:58 AM]
Saturday Night Live Finishes Its Unprecedented Four-Week Run with New Shows March 8 and March 15
Amy Adams & Vampire Weekend set for this Saturday while Jonah Hill & Janet Jackson are booked for March 15.

[03/06/08 - 10:45 AM]
Top 10 Basic Cable Network VH1 Greenlights Seven New Productions to Continue Record-Breaking Momentum in 2008
Upcoming efforts include spin-offs "New York Goes To Hollywood" and "Brooke Hogan Knows Best."

[03/06/08 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Takes a First-Hand Look at One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the World with the Drug Enforcement Administration
Produced by Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. in association with Size 12 Productions, "DEA" premieres on Wednesday, April 2 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

[03/06/08 - 10:00 AM]
Dermot Mulroney ('My Best Friend's Wedding'), Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) Nominated Actress Emily Watson ('Breaking the Waves') and Gretchen Mol ('The Notorious Bettie Paige'), Star in the Lifetime Original Movie Event, 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter'
Based on the runaway best-selling book by Kim Edwards of the same name, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," premieres Saturday, April 12 at 9pm ET/PT.

[03/06/08 - 09:59 AM]
Save the Date: Ion Media Networks to Host Upfront Presentation May 1
The netlet will add repeats of "Boston Legal" and "M*A*S*H" to its lineup next season.

[03/06/08 - 09:58 AM]
Fans Vote in Record Numbers to Determine the Final Nominees for the "2008 CMT Music Awards"
Over two million votes were cast for the final nominees, putting country superstars Brad Paisley and Sugarland in the lead with four final nominations.

[03/06/08 - 09:57 AM]
Couples No More! After a Surprise Twist Is Revealed, "Big Brother" Houseguests Give Allison the Boot
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[03/05/08 - 06:10 PM]
Real Simple and TLC Announce Multi-Tier Partnership
Together, the companies will create new lifestyle content that will premiere across multiple platforms -- television, print, radio, internet, and in store events.

[03/05/08 - 06:09 PM]
Crown Media Holdings Announces Renewal of Distribution Agreement with DirecTV
DIRECTV currently distributes Hallmark Channel to nearly 15 million homes.

[03/05/08 - 01:34 PM]
It's the Biggest and the Best Time to Tune in and Space Out! Get Ready for the World Television Premiere of the "Futurama" Epic "Bender's Big Score" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Sunday, March 23 at 8:00 P.M. Et
"Bender's Big Score" is scheduled to debut as a four-part epic on Sunday, March 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

[03/05/08 - 01:32 PM]
New Series "I Know My Kid's a Star" Featuring Danny Bonaduce Premieres on VH1 Thursday, March 20 at 10 PM*
The series will feature "ten Hollywood crazed parent/child teams living in a house in Los Angeles, willing to do whatever it takes so their child will become the next big star."

[03/05/08 - 01:29 PM]
At-Ten-Tion!!! Fit Club Veterans Take on New Recruits in an All New Season of "Celebrity Fit Club: Bootcamp" Premiering Thursday, March 13 at 9pm ET/PT
New recruits Erin Moran, Sommore, Brian Dunkleman and A.J. Benza will join returning vets Tina Yothers, Toccara, Willie Aames and Dustin Diamond.

[03/05/08 - 01:27 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company Announces Promotions and a New Appointment in Comedy Development Department
Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley are given VP stripes while David Sleven has been promoted to Manager in the department.

[03/05/08 - 01:26 PM]
One Tree Hill Bears the CW's Best Time Period Performance of the Season in Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 4.

[03/05/08 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Lights Up Summer with a Burst of Original Program Premieres as Part of 'NBC's All-American Summer'
The lineup includes the return of "American Gladiators" (May 12), "America's Got Talent" (June 24), "Last Comic Standing" (May 22) and the network debut of "Nashville Star" (June 9).

[03/05/08 - 10:56 AM]
Judges Named for CMT's "Can You Duet"
Naomi Judd, Brett Manning and Aimee Mayo have all signed on as judges for the series, which premieres Monday, April 14 at 10:30 p.m., ET/PT.

[03/05/08 - 10:36 AM]
CBS Introduces Two New Dramas for Summer
CBS will introduce two new dramas this summer, premiering SWINGTOWN on Thursday, May 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and FLASHPOINT in July.

[03/05/08 - 09:23 AM]
NBC.com Sees Emerging Consumer Patterns from 2007
"Deal or No Deal," "American Gladiators" and "Biggest Loser" are the sites top performers, delivering over 70 million page views in 2008.

[03/05/08 - 08:53 AM]
Dexter Goes to Videogame Consoles!
"DEXTER is the extremely rare TV show with enough layers of action and tension to translate perfectly into a compelling videogame," said Marc Ecko Entertainment's Marc Fernandez.

[03/05/08 - 08:52 AM]
Green Television Has Never Been So Mean and Messy
In BBC America's "Dumped," 11 wasteful consumers learn how to recycle - the hard way - while living in a dump, scavenging.

[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.







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[10/21/14 - 09:48 AM]
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Beginning on Monday, November 24 at 10:30/9:30c, the network is taking viewers on a bar crawl around the world with traveling "drinkaloguer" and rum company owner Zane Lamprey.

[10/21/14 - 09:21 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:54 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:31 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:06 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:02 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 07:46 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 07:31 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 06:50 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 06:00 AM]
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