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[04/02/08 - 10:00 PM]
Ramiele Malubay Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/02/08 - 04:54 PM]
Planet Earth Honored with Prestigious Peabody Award
"Planet Earth" was called "Awesome, spectacular, humbling, exhilarating..." by the Peabody board, and was spotlighted for its "majestic use of HDTV technology showcasing natural wonders of the world."

[04/02/08 - 04:53 PM]
CBS News Wins Two Peabody Awards, One Each for "60 Minutes" and "CBS News Sunday Morning"
"60 Minutes" won for a Scott Pelley report, "The Killings in Haditha," that questioned the conventional wisdom about the worst single killing of civilians by U.S. soldiers since Vietnam.

[04/02/08 - 04:49 PM]
ABC Family Announces Casting for "Untitled Brenda Hampton Project" Which Is Set to Premiere This Summer
Among the additions: Molly Ringwald, John Schneider and Ernie Hudson.

[04/02/08 - 03:51 PM]
Endemol USA Acquires Controlling Share of 51 Minds Entertainment
"Our intention is to stay on course and continue to provide more hit programming for VH1 while simultaneously expanding to Network Television and new media outlets," said 51 Minds partner Cris Abrego.

[04/02/08 - 03:14 PM]
Sundance Channel to Produce the War Room +15, a Look at the 2008 Presidential Campaign from the Makers of the Academy Award(R)-Nominated Documentary the War Room
Sundance Channel will premiere "The War Room +15" in October 2008.

[04/02/08 - 02:31 PM]
Best First Quarter Ever for ESPN2 & Espnews
ESPN spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2008.

[04/02/08 - 02:25 PM]
Soapnet's New Original Series, "Mvp: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives," Premieres Thursday, June 19 at 11:00 Pm
The series follows "the on and off-the-ice drama surrounding the Canadian Mustangs hockey team and the women in their lives."

[04/02/08 - 02:22 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company Announces Promotions in Current Programming Department
Beth Miyares, James Oh, Monique Nash and Xenia Lok have all been upped at the network.

[04/02/08 - 02:21 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 1, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 1.

[04/02/08 - 12:51 PM]
Csi: Miami Posts CBS's Best Drama Deliveries in the Tuesday, 10:00 PM Time Period in More Than Five Years
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 1.

[04/02/08 - 12:27 PM]
Movie Night with ESPN Films on Espn2
On April 22 at 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will begin airing the first of four inspirational and revealing documentary films as part of the new ESPN Films initiative.

[04/02/08 - 12:11 PM]
NBC Picks Up Classic, Emmy Award-Winning 'Er' for 15th and Final Season
"'ER' is one of the greatest shows of all time and we can't wait to deliver to the audience the fantastic stories the series is known for," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[04/02/08 - 12:10 PM]
Nbc, Universal Media Studios and DirecTV Form Bold Partnership to Renew 'Friday Night Lights' for a Third Season
New episodes of the critically acclaimed drama will be broadcast on DirecTV beginning in October.

[04/02/08 - 12:08 PM]
NBC Showcases Greg Daniels' "The Office" and His New "Office" Spinoff in Coveted Post Super Bowl Timeslot
"Who would have ever thought that Americans would be subjected to a mock-documentary after the Superbowl? What has happened to this country?" said Greg Daniels.

[04/02/08 - 12:07 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Brings More Video, Original Content and Interactivity for Summer and Fall Season Programming
Among the highlights: "Heroes," "Chuck" and "The Office" webisodes on NBC.com beginning in July.

[04/02/08 - 12:03 PM]
NBC Reveals Complete 52-Week Program Strategy, Earlier Than Ever, That Gives Advertisers the Opportunity to Create Unique Marketing Solutions
It's here: the Peacock details its fall, winter and summer plans for the 2008-09 season.

[04/02/08 - 11:44 AM]
67th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
The entertainment series selected included "30 Rock," "Project Runway," "Mad Men" and "Dexter."

[04/02/08 - 10:08 AM]
TV Land Renews Hit Original Reality Series "High School Reunion" for a Second Season
Premiering in first quarter 2009, the second season will reunite high school alumni after 20 years as they gather for two weeks in an exotic vacation getaway.

[04/02/08 - 09:00 AM]
Elvis Costello and Elton John to Make a Television 'Spectacle'
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." will be hosted by its namesake and produced in conjunction with Sir Elton John's Rocket Pictures.

[04/02/08 - 08:43 AM]
Rookie Year Success of Lifetime Television's 'How to Look Good Naked' Propels Popular Reality Series to Second Season Renewal
Plus: "Army Wives" will kick off its second season on Sunday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/02/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 2
Updates include: "Las Vegas" alums Gary Scott Thompson and Matt Pyken to executive produce NBC's "Knight Rider" series.

[04/01/08 - 04:48 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks in Prime Time and Total Day Top 10 for the Week, Month and First Quarter of 2008
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the year to date.

[04/01/08 - 04:47 PM]
The Search for the Next Great Country Music Duo Begins Monday, April 14 and Friday, April 18 When CMT Premieres Their New Music Competition Series "Can You Duet"
New one-hour episodes will then air in its regular timeslot every Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

[04/01/08 - 04:45 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 in First Quarter Total Day Delivery of Young Adults 18-34
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2008.

[04/01/08 - 03:20 PM]
TNT Orders Pilot for Drama Series Men of a Certain Age, Starring Emmy(R) Winner Ray Romano
"Mike [Royce] and I have always had success writing what we know. What we know now is that we're middle aged, neurotic and fat," said Romano.

[04/01/08 - 03:18 PM]
TNT Greenlights Truth in Advertising, New Drama Series Starring Eric Mccormack and Tom Cavanagh
The series, due in 2009, also stars Monica Potter, Griffin Dunne, Sarah Clarke, Mike Damus and Geoffrey Arend.

[04/01/08 - 01:58 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Records Highest Rated and Most Watched Quarter Ever
Comedy Central spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2008.

[04/01/08 - 01:56 PM]
Comedy Central(R) and Realnetworks(R) Announce the Worldwide Launch of "South Park" "Imaginationland" Mobile Game
The mobile game will also be available on Apple iPhones and various Windows Mobile and Blackberry mobile devices.

[04/01/08 - 01:55 PM]
MTV Networks Delivers 57 Million Mobile Video Streams in a Year
Said number represents a 94% growth over the year prior.

[04/01/08 - 01:54 PM]
Part Two of Lifetime Movie Network's 'Green River' Miniseries Breaks Network Records for Total Viewers, Household Ratings and Delivery for P18-49, P25-54, W18-49 and W25-54
Lifetime spins the numbers for Monday, March 31.

[04/01/08 - 01:50 PM]
One Missouri Farmer Has a Field Day with Ten Women from the Big City When the CW's "Farmer Wants a Wife" Premieres on April 30
The netlet reveals the identities of the "farmer" and the 10 "city women" competing for his heart.

[04/01/08 - 01:49 PM]
'Saturday Night Live' Springs Into April with Two New Shows April 5 & 12
Christopher Walken and Panic At The Disco are set for April 5 while Ashton Kutcher and Gnarls Barkley have been booked for April 12.

[04/01/08 - 01:48 PM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 for the Third Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 30.

[04/01/08 - 01:46 PM]
Number One Drama (Csi: Miami), Number One Comedy (Two and a Half Men) and Number One Seeds (Ucla, Kansas, Memphis and North Carolina) Score for Cbs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 24-30.

[04/01/08 - 11:38 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 24, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 24-30.

[04/01/08 - 11:37 AM]
Fearless Contestants Compete on the Wildest Obstacle Course Ever Seen on TV, in "Wipeout," a Rough-And-Rowdy Reality Series Currently Auditioning and Set to Premiere Tuesday, June 24 on Abc
Casting calls are set for Saturday, April 5 in Los Angeles; Sunday, April 20 in Orange County; and Saturday, April 26 in San Diego.

[04/01/08 - 11:20 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, March 31.

[04/01/08 - 10:58 AM]
Sci Fi Enters 'Sanctuary'
Production has begun on 13 episodes of the series, which features live-action actors against primarily virtual sets.

[04/01/08 - 10:37 AM]
CMT Announces a Star-Studded Line-Up of Presenters for the "2008 CMT Music Awards"
Among those set to appear: Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, The Eagles' Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit.

[04/01/08 - 10:34 AM]
Bobby Flay 'Grills' a New Season of Food Network Hopefuls
"The Next Food Network Star" returns for a fourth season on Sunday, June 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/01/08 - 10:29 AM]
'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale Paces NBC's Week of March 24-30
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 24-30.

[04/01/08 - 10:03 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 1
Updates include: Dustin Milligan first to visit the new "90210"; William Petersen to stay with "C.S.I."; and Elizabeth Reaser to topline "Mythological X" for CBS.

[03/31/08 - 04:33 PM]
38 Million Votes 7.9 Million Viewers 1 America's Best Dance Crew Live Finale of MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Smashed the Competition with #1 Finish and Stomped to Record Season Highs
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, March 27.

[03/31/08 - 04:32 PM]
Ambition! Deadlines! Power Struggles! Bylines!
"The Paper," a new MTV News & Docs series, premieres on Monday, April 14th at 10:30/9:30c.

[03/31/08 - 04:29 PM]
Emmy Award Nominee Gail O'Grady Stars in "Living Out Loud," an Original Movie Which Has Completed Production in Vancouver, Canada for Air on Hallmark Channel in 2009
The original movie has completed production in Vancouver, Canada and will air on Hallmark Channel in 2009.

[03/31/08 - 04:04 PM]
Soapnet Announces "Relative Madness," a New Six-Week Original Series of Specials Counting Down the Most Over-The-Top TV and Celebrity Families, Airing Thursdays at 11:00 P.M., Beginning May 8
Each show will have a 'family' theme that will count down the top 25 most over-the-top TV and celebrity family moments.

[03/31/08 - 02:29 PM]
Part One of Lifetime Movie Network's 'Green River' Miniseries Captures Record Ratings, Becoming the Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Program in Its 10-Year History
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, March 30.

[03/31/08 - 02:28 PM]
Music Sensations Ludacris and Tommy Lee Battle It Out on Planet Green's Hottest New Show 'Battleground Earth,' Where They'Ll Need to 'Go Green' Or Go Home!
The 10-episode series premieres in August 2008.

[03/31/08 - 02:26 PM]
The Beauty and Geek Teams Visit the Set of "The Young and the Restless" to Write and Perform Their Very Own Love Scene on Tuesday, April 8 on the Cw
Joshua Morrow and Michelle Stafford, stars of "The Young and the Restless," will welcome the teams and offer their guidance.







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[02/19/20 - 12:01 PM]
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[02/19/20 - 11:31 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 11:00 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 10:02 AM]
Adam McKay Comedy "Don't Look Up", Starring Jennifer Lawrence Lands at Netflix
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[02/19/20 - 10:01 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 09:52 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Goes on an Expedition Through Latin America with "Humboldt: Epic Explorer"
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[02/19/20 - 09:07 AM]
Laurence Fishburne to Host and Narrate New History Franchise "History's Greatest Mysteries" Launching Summer 2020
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[02/19/20 - 09:00 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 08:10 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 08:02 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 08:01 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 08:00 AM]
"Ben 10 vs. The Universe" Blasts Off Globally This Fall on Cartoon Network
The movie is the first for the newest iteration of "Ben 10," which debuted around the world in 2016.

[02/19/20 - 06:22 AM]
Nickelodeon Renews Some of Its Biggest Franchises and Hit Series for the 2020-21 Season
"Are You Afraid of the Dark," "All That" and "Top Elf" are among the eight newly extended series.

[02/19/20 - 06:21 AM]
Nickelodeon Announces Voice Cast for "Kamp Koral: Spongebob's Under Years," First-Ever "Spongebob Squarepants" Spinoff
Premiering this July, the CG-animated prequel stars Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence, all of whom are reprising their iconic roles in this new series.