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[03/17/08 - 05:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 17
Updates include: ABC plots a sequel to "Hopkins 24/7"; "Big Brother" gets a 10th edition; and "Borat's" Ken Davitian to join Bernie Mac on FOX's "Starting Under."

[03/17/08 - 03:14 PM]
ABC Family Rushes Aéropostale to Launch the Return of the Hit Original Series "Greek" and the Release of "Greek: Season One Chapter One" DVD
During the promotion, customers in store and on-line can purchase the DVD, as well as, receive a free, limited edition Rush Aero "Greek" T-shirt, while supplies last, with any $50 purchase.

[03/17/08 - 03:12 PM]
CBS to Lend 'Secret Talents' to Tuesday Nights
The series, one of three ordered back in January by the network, will premiere on Tuesday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/17/08 - 02:50 PM]
ABC Slates 'Jim' Return, 'Big Give' Finale, More
Plus: Scheduling news on "Eli Stone," "Men in Trees," "Lost" and "America's Funniest Home Videos."

[03/17/08 - 12:53 PM]
New Horror/Reality Series "13" from Jay Bienstock, Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert to Debut on the CW in Summer 2008
"This series is the first to take the horror movie into the reality world," said the network's Dawn Ostroff.

[03/17/08 - 12:52 PM]
Idol Gives Back Charity Event to Benefit the Children's Defense Fund, the Global Fund, Make It Right Malaria No More, Save the Children and the Children's Health Fund
This year's event, beginning at a special 7:30 PM start time, will be bigger and more ambitious than ever.

[03/17/08 - 12:51 PM]
Afi's 10 Top 10, a New Entertainment Special Honoring America's Greatest Animated, Fantasy, Gangster, Sci-Fi, Western, Sports, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Courtroom Drama and Epic Films, Will Be Broadcast Tuesday, June 17 on the CBS Television Network
This will be the 11th annual special in the AFI's centennial celebration.

[03/17/08 - 12:50 PM]
Ken Ehrlich Returns as Executive Producer of the "60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," Airing Live Sunday, September 21 on ABC
Nominations will be announced Thursday, July 17, at 5:35 a.m., PT from the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

[03/17/08 - 10:56 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, March 16, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 16.

[03/17/08 - 09:58 AM]
TV Land Furthers Commitment to Original Programming Channel Increases Production of Originals Designed to Appeal to Viewers in Their 40'S
Plus: premiere dates are set for "The Big 4-0" (April 16), "She's Got The Look" (June 4) and "Family Foreman" (July 16).

[03/17/08 - 09:56 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold Hit Series "House" & "Monk"
Both series have been sold to local broadcast stations covering 99% of the U.S. for weekend syndication runs starting this fall.

[03/17/08 - 09:54 AM]
Ready, Set ... Groom! Animal Planet Premieres the Top Dog of Reality Shows with Its Newest Series, Groomer Has It, Hosted by Jai Rodriguez
The newcomer premieres Saturday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/16/08 - 12:21 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: ABC's "Pushing Daisies"

[03/14/08 - 08:02 PM]
Development Update: March 13-14
Updates include: The CW eyes a contemporary spin-off of FOX's "Beverly Hills, 90210"; good news for the creators of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"; and more pilots make the cut.

[03/14/08 - 02:01 PM]
CBS Markets "All Gnu" Ad Promo Campaign for the Return of Monday Comedies
"We also believe this is the first use of a wildebeest in network promotion," said the network's George Schweitzer.

[03/14/08 - 01:59 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 13, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 13.

[03/14/08 - 01:58 PM]
ABC.com Launches All-New Online Features for "Dancing with the Stars" in Conjunction with the Season Six Premiere
Now viewers can show off their dance moves by uploading their own videos in the Fan Spotlight Dances UGV (user generated video) section.

[03/14/08 - 01:57 PM]
USA Network Character of the Month for March 2008: James Mcavoy
McAvoy will be featured in 30-second spots throughout the month of March presented by Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

[03/14/08 - 01:56 PM]
Bravo Honored with Three Awards for Multiplatform and Interactive Contributions
Said honors came from the Eighth Annual Weblog Awards and 5th Annual ITVT Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television.

[03/14/08 - 10:31 AM]
Paris Hilton Wants You as Her New Bff! MTV Greenlights "Paris Hilton's My New Bff (Working Title)"
Production is slated to begin in Los Angeles at the end of May for a fourth quarter premiere.

[03/14/08 - 09:21 AM]
Tapout Named Official Apparel Sponsor for Season Seven of Spike TV's Hit Series, 'The Ultimate Fighter'
TapouT will receive exclusive apparel integration throughout all 12 episodes of season seven, which premieres on Wednesday, April 2 at 10:00 pm ET/PT.

[03/14/08 - 09:20 AM]
America's Beloved Brother & Sister Duo, Donny and Marie Osmond, to Host the 2008 Miss Usa(R) Pageant Telecast Live on NBC from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on April 11
This is the first time since 2000 that the Osmond brother-sister duo has hosted a primetime special together and the third time that they're hosting a pageant together.

[03/14/08 - 09:18 AM]
The Cw, Warner BroS. Television Group and Stride Gum Offer Fans the Opportunity to Create Their Own "Smallville" Digital Comic Book
The online promotion kicked off on Thursday, March 13, in conjunction with that night's episode of "Smallville."

[03/13/08 - 04:04 PM]
Stars of "Battlestar Galactica" Will Present the Top Ten List on the Late Show with David Letterman, Wednesday, March 19
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless are among those set to appear.

[03/13/08 - 03:58 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: Chicago" Fourth Season Premiere Up 11%, Firing Up More Than Two Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 12.

[03/13/08 - 03:50 PM]
Duel, the Adrenaline-Filled, Head-To-Head Competition Game Show, Returns to ABC in a Revamped Format, Friday, April 4
The Alphabet confirms our exclusive report from Monday about the series' return.

[03/13/08 - 03:13 PM]
MTV's "Making the Band 4" Season Finale to Feature Performances of Highly Anticipated New Singles on Sunday, March 23rd at 8pm ET/PT and of Course, No "Bitch-A$$ness" Will Be Allowed!
Plus: MTV spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/13/08 - 03:12 PM]
Amis Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the Cw
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[03/13/08 - 03:10 PM]
Big Brother Houseguests Vote to Evict James, But in a Surprise Twist He Re-Enters the Game
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[03/13/08 - 12:46 PM]
BET's 'College Hill' Is Back and Better Than Ever with a Record-Breaking Fifth Season Premiere
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 11.

[03/13/08 - 10:23 AM]
Nickelodeon's First Original Family Primetime Movie, Gym Teacher: The Movie, Starring Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) and Nathan Kress (Icarly), to Premiere This August
Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier and Bruce Jenner also star.

[03/13/08 - 10:22 AM]
Nickelodeon Downloads Its New Directions, New Content to Advertising Community in 2008 Upfront Presentation
"The strength of the Nickelodeon brand comes from how we embrace everything important to kids, and how we are with them virtually everywhere they want us to be," said Nick's Cyma Zarghami.

[03/13/08 - 10:20 AM]
Nickelodeon Launches the Big Green Help - an Environmental Pro-Social Initiative for Kids This April
The centerpiece of "The Big Green Help" will be the first-ever global multiplayer online green game for kids.

[03/13/08 - 10:19 AM]
Nickelodeon Picks-Up Returning Animated Hits Including Seventh Seasons of Spongebob Squarepants and the Fairly Oddparents, Plus More Episodes of New Nicktoon Back at the Barnyard and the Preschool Favorite the Backyardigans
"Our key animated properties continue to be innovative and fresh and feature characters that our viewers have grown to love and really connect with," said the network's Brown Johnson.

[03/12/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Hernandez Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/12/08 - 05:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 12
Updates include: Thom Beers brings the "X-Terminators" to Discovery; TLC to celebrate the launch of Discovery PlanetGreen with "green"-themed episodes; plus NBC and Warner Bros. Television begin talks to renew "ER."

[03/12/08 - 03:10 PM]
Can't Wait for the '24' Season Premiere? "The Rookie" Offers Exciting New Content Now
Set within the "24" universe, "The Rookie" is a series of digital shorts that chronicles the further adventures of CTU agent Jason Blaine.

[03/12/08 - 03:05 PM]
Erik Palladino, David Moscow and Michael Madsen Star in Spike Original Movie 'Crash & Burn' Premiering Sunday, March 30 at 10 PM
Spike TV's original "Spike Guy Movies" average nearly 1.5 million viewers each month.

[03/12/08 - 03:03 PM]
Award-Winning Illustrator Steven Parke Creates Comic Renderings for Soundtrack to NBC's Hit Series "Heroes"
In addition, the "Heroes" soundtrack also features some of artist Tim Sale's images that were seen in the second season of the hit series.

[03/12/08 - 10:58 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Presents the Future of Comedy with Its 2008-2009 Talent and Development Slate
Offerings include projects from Snoop Dogg, Andy Richter, David Alan Grier, Michael Ian Black And Michael Showalter, Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh, Bobby Lee and Opie & Anthony.

[03/12/08 - 10:57 AM]
Mariah Carey Is Musical Guest on March 15 Episode of "Saturday Night Live"
She'll make her first appearance on "SNL" in over ten years, taking over for the previously announced Janet Jackson.

[03/12/08 - 10:45 AM]
Oxygen Teams Up with Sports Legend for New Reality Series "Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love"
The eight-episode reality series premieres Tuesday, April 15 at 10:30/9:30c.

[03/12/08 - 10:30 AM]
Reelzchannel TV Network Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Animated Comedy Series "The Critic"
The series will join its lineup with a special eight-hour marathon preview Sunday, March 16 beginning at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT.

[03/12/08 - 05:01 AM]
HulU.com Opens to Public, Offers Free Streams of Hit TV Shows, Movies and Clips from More Than 50 Providers Including Fox, NBC Universal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios InC. and Sony Pictures Television
On Hulu.com, consumers can enjoy one of the largest selections of legal, free videos from more than 50 top broadcast networks, cable networks, movie studios and web-centric content providers.

[03/12/08 - 01:02 AM]
American Idol Hosts Two-Night Finale Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Tuesday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 21, on Fox
NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE hosts more than 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches annually.

[03/12/08 - 01:00 AM]
Fifteen Aspiring Chefs Enter the Fire on the Season Premiere of "Hell's Kitchen" Tuesday, April 1, on Fox
The winner will be named executive chef at Ramsay's new restaurant, "The London West Hollywood," which is scheduled to open in summer 2008.

[03/11/08 - 06:24 PM]
'VH1 Classic Presents: Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later'
The one-hour special incorporates concert highlights from the Phoenix Rising! Musicians United to Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire on February 25.

[03/11/08 - 06:23 PM]
CMT's New Series "Gone Country" Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Series in History
CMT spins the numbers for Friday, March 7.

[03/11/08 - 06:23 PM]
Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Have a New Home at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Starting with 60th Annual Primetime Emmys Airing Sunday, September 21 on Abc
Financial terms of a ten-year agreement were not disclosed.

[03/11/08 - 05:37 PM]
Development Update: March 10-11
Updates include: Josh Cooke, Erinn Hayes and Marley Shelton land CBS pilots; Nick Lachey plans a "Fame"-esque reality series for MTV; and Ari Schlossberg sets up "Harper's Island" at CBS.







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[03/19/19 - 12:16 PM]
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[03/19/19 - 12:10 PM]
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[03/19/19 - 12:03 PM]
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[03/19/19 - 12:00 PM]
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[03/19/19 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, for Fourth Season
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[03/19/19 - 10:53 AM]
MGM Television and Mark Burnett Announce Multi Year Production Deal with Bethenny Frankel
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[03/19/19 - 10:30 AM]
Discovery's "Diesel Brothers" Are Bigger, Better, and Badder in All New Season Premiering April 8
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[03/19/19 - 10:17 AM]
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[03/19/19 - 09:47 AM]
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[03/19/19 - 09:09 AM]
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[03/19/19 - 09:00 AM]
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The special will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7 on CBS.

[03/19/19 - 08:26 AM]
Netflix Unveils "The Neighbor's" Best Kept Secret
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[03/19/19 - 08:14 AM]
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