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[03/20/08 - 05:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 20
Updates include: Lifetime cancels "Side Order of Life"; ABC looks for new homes for "October Road" and "Men in Trees"; and FX sets return date for "30 Days."

[03/20/08 - 03:31 PM]
G4 Going Back to "The Block" for a Second Season of Series Set in the Ultimate Snowboarder's Paradise
The second season of "The Block" premieres Sunday, April 20th at 5:30 pm, ET/PT.

[03/20/08 - 03:30 PM]
Marvita Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[03/20/08 - 03:29 PM]
Despite His Tireless Campaigning Efforts to Remain in the House, Big Brother Houseguests Vote to Evict Matt
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[03/20/08 - 12:38 PM]
Black Magic: ESPN's Most-Watched Documentary
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, March 16.

[03/20/08 - 12:14 PM]
ABC News, National Constitution Center & Wpvi-TV to Host Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate in Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 16 at 8:00 P.M., ET/PT
Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos will moderate the debate, which will air live on ABC.

[03/20/08 - 10:47 AM]
693,082 Fights - 367,301 Tears - 20 Seasons - 1 Unforgettable NighT... "The Real World Awards Bash" Premiering Wednesday, April 2 (10:00 - 11:30 P.M.)
The event had been previously set to broadcast on Saturday, March 29.

[03/20/08 - 09:36 AM]
FOX Banishes 'Canterbury's Law' to Fridays
Repeats of "House" will assume "Law's" Monday, 8:00/7:00c slot starting next week.

[03/20/08 - 09:26 AM]
VH1 Launches Online Site to Cast One Would-Be Suitor for the Upcoming Season of 'The Pick-Up Artist 2'
"Mystery" and "Matador" will be back for a new season in the fourth quarter of this year.

[03/20/08 - 09:25 AM]
The First "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights" to Be Broadcast Live on Saturday, May 31 on the CBS Television Network
Champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler will put his title on the line against Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith in a middleweight championship bout.

[03/20/08 - 09:24 AM]
Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond and Andrew Lloyd Webber to Mentor Finalists and Perform on "American Idol" on Fox
Specific dates for mentor appearances to be announced.

[03/20/08 - 12:58 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: NBC's "Friday Night Lights"

[03/19/08 - 10:00 PM]
Amanda Overmyer Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/19/08 - 05:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 19
Updates include: Michelle Trachtenberg to visit The CW's "Gossip Girl"; John Corbett joins Showtime's "United States of Tara"; and ABC wants to be "Big in Japan."

[03/19/08 - 03:22 PM]
Discovery Channel Announces Two New Series That Define 'Adventure Programming'
COAL and IDITAROD are both are produced by Original Productions, the team behind Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated series DEADLIEST CATCH.

[03/19/08 - 03:16 PM]
CBS and Gameloft Use Real Phone Calls to Unravel Clues and Solve Crimes in "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation -- the Mobile Game"
"This CBS Mobile game is the first of its kind utilizing outbound calling, which literally calls players to action," said CBS Mobile's Cyriac Roeding.

[03/19/08 - 12:29 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, March 18, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 18.

[03/19/08 - 12:28 PM]
White Cherry Entertainment to Produce "The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy(R) Awards" in Hollywood, Friday, June 20 on Abc
As previously announced, TV legend and talk show host Regis Philbin will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the broadcast ceremony.

[03/19/08 - 12:26 PM]
It's a Family Affair on BET Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 PM*
The two-hour "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is" reunion airs this Thursday at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/19/08 - 09:26 AM]
VH1 Is Teaming Up with Vivica A. FOX to Search for the Next Great Celebrity Stylist in New Series "Glam God with Vivica A. FOX"
Each week the "stylista" contestants will be asked to compete in various challenges that will test their knowledge of fashion and style trends as they create the perfect look from head to toe.

[03/19/08 - 09:22 AM]
Ellen Degeneres Joins Ryan Seacrest to Host "Idol Gives Back" Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
Also signing on: Maroon 5, Heart, Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men and The Clark Brothers.

[03/19/08 - 12:11 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: NBC's "Chuck"

[03/18/08 - 10:00 PM]
Sir Richard Branson Joins Sci Fi Channel's Visions for Tomorrow Advisory Board
"It is an honor to join this impressive group of leaders on SCI FI's Visions for Tomorrow Advisory Board," said Sir Richard Branson.

[03/18/08 - 09:57 PM]
ScifI.com Expands Digital Portfolio with New Original Entertainment, Gaming and Social Network Offerings
Among what's in store: 10 two-to-three minute serialized webisodes related to "Battlestar Galactica's" final season.

[03/18/08 - 09:56 PM]
Sci Fi Channel to Premiere All-New Episodes of Ghost Hunters International
The cable channel orders seven additional episodes of the spin-off to roll out this summer.

[03/18/08 - 09:54 PM]
Sci Fi's 2008 Alternative/Reality Line-Up Delivers Scares, Laughs, Amazement and Mystery
The cable channel renews "Mind Control with Derren Brown" and revives "Scare Tactics" with new host Tracy Morgan.

[03/18/08 - 09:52 PM]
Sci Fi Announces Super-Powered Scripted Development Slate for '08
The projects include "True Believer," a new drama co-created by actress Rosario Dawson.

[03/18/08 - 09:50 PM]
Sci Fi Gives 'Caprica' the Greenlight
Jeff Reiner will direct the two-hour backdoor pilot prequel to "Battlestar Galactica."

[03/18/08 - 06:01 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - April 2008
Among the highlights: the network's HD premiere of the three "Star Wars" prequels.

[03/18/08 - 05:59 PM]
Starz Renews "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" for a Third Season
Look for the new season starting Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/18/08 - 05:44 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: HBO passes on "12 Miles of Bad Road"; Geena Davis to topline a new CBS drama pilot; and directors line up on various projects.

[03/18/08 - 04:45 PM]
Multi Award Winning Actor Robin Williams Makes a Rare Television Guest Star Appearance on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Tuesday, April 29. (10:00 PM ET/PT)
"We are thrilled that one of the most talented and versatile actors around will be starring in this powerful and complex special 200th episode," said executive producer Neal Baer.

[03/18/08 - 02:03 PM]
Emmy Award(R) Winner Mark Burnett Returns to Helm the 17th Annual 2008 MTV Movie Awards
The annual show will again premiere live on Sunday, June 1 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.

[03/18/08 - 01:59 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetme Week of March 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/08 - 01:57 PM]
The Price Is Still Right on Friday Night
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/08 - 01:53 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 10, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/08 - 01:52 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, March 17, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 17.

[03/18/08 - 11:23 AM]
NBC Turns Up the Heat with 'The Chopping Block,' New Cooking Competition Series Starring Super Chef and Original Bad Boy of British Cooking Marco Pierre White
The eight couples chosen to participate will arrive in Manhattan hoping to fulfill a single dream - to open their own quality restaurant.

[03/18/08 - 10:55 AM]
BBC America Announces All-New Comedy Acquisitions
Among the additions: digitally remastered episodes of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" beginning Monday, May 26.

[03/18/08 - 10:23 AM]
Viewers Welcome Back All New Episodes of CBS's Monday Comedies
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, March 17.

[03/18/08 - 10:22 AM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 16.

[03/18/08 - 10:21 AM]
Sixteen Celebrities Will Compete in "Secret Talents of the Stars," a Weekly Talent Show Featuring Unknown Talents of Well-Known Personalities, When the Series Premieres Live on Tuesday, April 8, on the CBS Television Network
The Eye confirms our report from yesterday as well as adds a special one-hour finale on Thursday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/18/08 - 10:20 AM]
Nicktoons Network and Marvel Entertainment Join Forces to Bring Animated Adventures of Wolverine and Iron Man to Television
"Iron Man: The Animated Series" and "Wolverine and the X-Men" will debut exclusively on the Nicktoons Network in the first quarter of 2009.

[03/18/08 - 10:18 AM]
Lionsgate Goes 'Green' with the Release of Weeds: Season Three
The studio plans to package many of its DVD releases in environmentally friendly materials.

[03/18/08 - 10:18 AM]
Superstar Performances Added to the Line-Up for the "2008 CMT Music Awards"
The latest additions include Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn.

[03/18/08 - 10:17 AM]
Kellie Pickler Returns to "American Idol" to Perform Wednesday, March 19, on FOX
Pickler will return to the "Idol" stage to perform her hit single, "Red High Heels."

[03/18/08 - 10:15 AM]
The Drill Begins Again This Spring on FOX Reality Channel with "The Academy: Lasd Class #368"
Season two of the Fox Reality series will premiere Saturday, May 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/18/08 - 01:18 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow & Friends

[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.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.