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[03/26/08 - 10:00 PM]
Chikezie Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/26/08 - 05:22 PM]
Characters Unite to Fight Racism and Intolerance at USA Network
The multi-platform initiative will "provide network viewers and clients with innovative ways to fight prejudice and to promote diversity."

[03/26/08 - 05:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 26
Updates include: NBC wants to bring "Family Feud" to primetime; ABC puts two more pilots in the mix; and MTV to bring "Ladette to Lady" to the U.S.

[03/26/08 - 05:21 PM]
Monk Hits Milestone as Everyone's Favorite Obsessive-Compulsive Detective Solves 100th Case This Summer
The landmark episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9/8c.

[03/26/08 - 05:18 PM]
USA Network Starts Summer Off with a Bang and Continues with Year-Round Originals in Fall 2008 with the Starter Wife
Plus: "Monk," "Psych," "The Starter Wife" and "Burn Notice" all get return dates.

[03/26/08 - 05:16 PM]
USA Network's New Original Series in Plain Sight Comes Into View on Sunday, June 8 with Limited Commercial Interruptions Presented by Procter & Gamble
The series will premiere with a 76-minute episode with limited commercial interruptions, followed by eleven one-hour episodes.

[03/26/08 - 03:59 PM]
Adventurer Bear Grylls Returns to Discovery Channel with All-New Episodes of Man VS. Wild Beginning May 2
The new episodes will take Bear "through some of the harshest conditions on Earth as he parachutes into the frigid Siberian Tundra, braves flash floods in Southern Africa and journeys through Indonesia's highly erratic 'Ring of Fire.'"

[03/26/08 - 03:58 PM]
Blake Shelton Hosts the "2008 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Special" Premiering Saturday, April 5
"When CMT asked me to host [the special], I gladly accepted, but what I didn't know was they wanted my input on how to run the whole dang Awards Show," said Shelton.

[03/26/08 - 02:10 PM]
BBC America Premieres Romantic Sitcom Not Going Out
"The Sketch Show" alums Lee Mack and Tim Vine star in the series, which bows Friday, May 2.

[03/26/08 - 02:09 PM]
Justin Timberlake to Host the 2008 Espys
The show's 16th annual telecast is set for Sunday, July 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/26/08 - 12:23 PM]
USA Network Unveils the Power of Brandwidth
USA is encouraging advertisers to leverage its "brandwidth" by partnering on innovative and customized character-focused opportunities.

[03/26/08 - 12:20 PM]
USA Network Announces Slate of Ambitious 'Character' - Driven Projects for 2008-09
A slate of four new pilot scripts, ROYAL PAINS, WHITE COLLAR, SHIRLEYVILLE and THE NANNY FILES were announced today.

[03/26/08 - 12:19 PM]
Building on Early Success, USA to Expand Its Casual Gaming Site
The new features include 20+ new games, enhanced ad offerings, community features and an affinity program.

[03/26/08 - 12:18 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 25.

[03/26/08 - 12:17 PM]
On Air, on the Go & Online, MTV Is on Fire!
MTV spins the numbers for "The Hills," "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew," "Making the Band 4" and "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III."

[03/26/08 - 12:15 PM]
28 Million Votes and Counting for MTV's Smash Hit 'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew'
Plus: The exciting finale will also welcome back and showcase the performances of all crews from the entire season.

[03/26/08 - 12:14 PM]
Grammy Award Nominated Artist, Snoop Dogg Goes 'Ego Trippin'' for VH1 Storytellers
Additionally, two exclusive songs that won't be seen in the televised broadcast and one sneak peek from the concert will be available online starting Friday, March 28.

[03/26/08 - 12:13 PM]
TBS Scores Ad-Supported Cables Best-Ever First-Quarter Delivery of Adults 18-34 in Primetime; TBS Beats Traditional Young-Adult Programmers MTV and the Cw
Turner spins the first quarter numbers for TBS, TNT and truTV.

[03/26/08 - 10:28 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Two New Series
"David Alan Grier's Chocolate News" is due in the first quarter of next year while "Reality Bites" will roll out this summer.

[03/26/08 - 09:17 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires 99-Picture Slate of Classic Family Disney Movies from Disney-ABC Domestic Television
The newly acquired movies will play on Hallmark Channel and on its sibling channel, Hallmark Movie Channel.

[03/26/08 - 09:16 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires Classic Hit Series 'The Golden Girls' from Disney-ABC Domestic Television
The series will join the popular acquisitions including "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Little House on the Prairie," "M*A*S*H" and "Murder, She Wrote."

[03/26/08 - 09:15 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Production Slate of Original Movies for 2008
Among the stars featured: Jacqueline Bisset, Dean Cain, Mark Consuelos, Bob Newhart, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Seymour.

[03/26/08 - 09:06 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Launches in Hd April 2 with Major Event to Answer Question: 'Will It Play in Peoria?'
The event will include a screening of "The Magic of Ordinary Days," a replication of the sets from "Son of the Dragon" and a visit from Emmy nominee David Carradine.

[03/26/08 - 12:41 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money"

[03/25/08 - 05:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 25
Updates include: G4 finally gives "Spaceballs: The Animated Series" a premiere date; CBS adds two comedies to its pilot roster; and Diane Farr to exit "NUMB3RS."

[03/25/08 - 03:56 PM]
MTV's "Making the Band 4" Sweeps the Nation! New Season Greenlit for Summer '08
The news marks the show's 12th installment to date.

[03/25/08 - 03:53 PM]
MTV's Creative Democracy Unveils New Experimental & Inventive Short Form Ideas That Play on Every Screen
These projects include the web-based comedy series "North Palm Wrestling" which will make its on-air debut March 25th at 11:30pm ET/PT.

[03/25/08 - 03:33 PM]
Green Fights Mean a Sleepy Fishing Village Gets a Rude Awakening When a Cutthroat Developer Brings Hundreds of Man-Eating Sharks to Town
John Schneider, Daryl Hannah, Armand Assante and F. Murray Abraham all star in the film, which airs Sunday, May 25.

[03/25/08 - 01:00 PM]
Who's Next for "VH1 Rock Honors"
The cable channel's The Who salute will air Thursday, July 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/25/08 - 12:59 PM]
Bonnie Hammer Signs New Multiyear Deal with NBC Universal
"Bonnie is one of the most talented executives in the industry, with an amazing track record of success," said Jeff Gaspin.

[03/25/08 - 12:56 PM]
Viewers Welcome Back All New Episodes of CBS's Monday Comedies
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 17-23.

[03/25/08 - 12:02 PM]
G4 Acquires Exclusive Television Rights from New Line Television for "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters"
The film will make its world network television premiere on Sunday, June 1.

[03/25/08 - 12:00 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 17, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 17-23.

[03/25/08 - 11:59 AM]
Quick Take for Monday, March 24, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 24.

[03/25/08 - 11:58 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Marks 1,000th Episode with Extended 90-Minute Special Episode, Thursday, April 3
"Nightline" will return to its regular timeslot the following night.

[03/25/08 - 11:55 AM]
'Medium,' 'Biggest Loser,' 'Deal,' 'Celebrity Apprentice' and 'Law & Order' Pace NBC's Week of March 17-23
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 17-23.

[03/25/08 - 11:54 AM]
Himym Soars to Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, March 24.

[03/25/08 - 11:53 AM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 and Wins Sunday Night
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 23.

[03/25/08 - 10:49 AM]
South Park Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Comedy Central(R) Launch the All-New SouthparkstudioS.com
"We got really sick of having to download our own show illegally all the time so we gave ourselves a legal alternative," said co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

[03/25/08 - 09:33 AM]
TV Land Shows the World That 40 Is Fabulous with Premiere of Newest Original Series, 'The Big 4-0' on April 16 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
The series, from 3 Ball Productions, "takes a look at real people as they prepare for one of life's milestones."

[03/25/08 - 08:27 AM]
FOX Locks Up "Prison Break" for a Fourth Season
The network confirms the series will indeed return for a fourth go around.

[03/25/08 - 01:00 AM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FX's "Damages"

[03/24/08 - 04:53 PM]
FOX Says Goodbye to 'Jezebel James'
Repeats of "Bones" will return to the Friday, 8:00/7:00c hour beginning this week.

[03/24/08 - 04:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 24
Updates include: Amy Smart is "Meant to Be" for CBS; HBO greenlights two pilots; and FOX eyes a fourth season of "Prison Break."

[03/24/08 - 03:32 PM]
James Marsters Returns in the Season Finale of BBC America's Torchwood
"Torchwood's" second season finale airs Saturday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[03/24/08 - 12:54 PM]
Kelly Preston ("The Tenth Circle," "Death Sentence") to Guest Star on NBC's 'Medium' for a Four Episode Arc
Preston will play Meghan Doyle, an attractive venture capitalist who takes a liking to Joe Dubois (Jake Weber).

[03/24/08 - 11:16 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold "Deal Or No Deal" in More Than 95% of U.S. for Fall Debut in National Syndication
"We're excited to launch the first-run syndicated version of 'Deal or No Deal' this fall, coming off the continued ratings dominance of the primetime series," said NBC's Barry Wallach.

[03/24/08 - 11:15 AM]
Spike TV Enters a New Galaxy with the Complete Star Wars(Tm) Saga
The two-weekend event includes the broadcast premiere of "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."

[03/24/08 - 11:12 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, March 23, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 23.

[03/24/08 - 11:11 AM]
Big Brother 8 Winner, Evel Dick Donato, Will Return to the Big Brother House
He'll pose as a bartender who "will dole out 'shots' of unappetizing concoctions to the players who must drink them in order to acquire croquet shots for the second part of the competition."







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[08/25/16 - 10:02 AM]
FYI Greenlights New Original Series "Stove Tots"
Production begins immediately on 13 one-hour episodes with the series slated to premiere in 2017.

[08/25/16 - 10:01 AM]
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[08/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Lineup of Comedy Programming for Upcoming Months
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[08/25/16 - 09:34 AM]
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[08/25/16 - 09:33 AM]
History(R) Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks with a Week of Original Primetime Specials
A new special, "15 Septembers Later," will premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 09:00 AM]
"ACM Honors" Performers Added - Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert and More!
Plus: Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place Tuesday, August 30, at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.

[08/25/16 - 08:43 AM]
Adventurer Josh Gates Embarks on an Epic Mission to Tackle the Age-Old Question: Is the Yeti Real?
In Travel Channel's four-week special event, adventurer and explorer Josh Gates embarks on an epic and enthralling journey through Nepal and Bhutan, in search of the truth behind the legend.

[08/25/16 - 08:03 AM]
Bravo Media's New Real Estate Series "Yours, Mine or Ours" Premieres Monday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
Bravo Media enlists boisterous real estate agent Reza Farahan and interior designer and decorator Taylor Spellman to help couples, living under separate roofs, figure out which residence they should call home.

[08/25/16 - 08:01 AM]
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Executive produced by Common, Melody will also star Frances Fisher as Miss Abbot, Frankie Faison as Melody's grandfather Frank Ellison, and Idara Victor as Melody's mother Frances Ellison.

[08/25/16 - 08:00 AM]
Pop Superstars The Chainsmokers to Perform "Closer" at 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards"
They join previously announced performers Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy, Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Future and Video Vanguard recipient Rihanna.

[08/24/16 - 05:44 PM]
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The 2016 VMAs will air live from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 03:32 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Britney Spears Biopic
Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime.

[08/24/16 - 02:31 PM]
"Live with Kelly" Kicks Off 2016-17 Season on September 5, 2016
As the exciting search for Kelly's new on-air partner continues, a diverse group of personalities will join her on the show.

[08/24/16 - 01:15 PM]
Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads the Way in Season Two of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, "Underground" from Sony Pictures Television
Aisha Hinds has been cast as a recurring guest star in the pioneering role of Harriet Tubman.

[08/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
NASCAR and Nickelodeon Wave Green Flag for Third Season of "Hammer Down"
Premiering Friday, September 23 at 9:30/8:30c on Nicktoons, the third season of "NASCAR Hammer Down" features eight, 15-minute episodes.