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[04/09/08 - 04:24 PM]
American Idol Announces Support from Itunes for "Idol Gives Back" Airing Tonight on Fox
Among the downloadable performances: Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Teri Hatcher, Snoop Dogg, Fergie, Heart, Miley Cyrus and Annie Lennox.

[04/09/08 - 04:23 PM]
M•a•c Aids Fund Supports "Idol Gives Back" with $1 Million Gift to Support the Global Fund Initiative
The gift will benefit The Global Fund and support MAF's continued focus on the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

[04/09/08 - 03:56 PM]
G4 Presents a Special Day of Programming Exploring the Cultural Phenomenon of '420' with Premieres, Specials and Cult Classics
The lineup includes a special episode of "Code Monkeys" as well as the second season premiere of snowboarding reality series "The Block."

[04/09/08 - 02:57 PM]
Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter and Three Time Grammy Nominee Jewel Signs on to Mentor and Judge the Search for the Next 'Nashville Star' on Nbc
Jewel joins previously announced judge/mentor John Rich -- the producer of her latest album, "Perfectly Clear" and one half of the country duo Big & Rich.

[04/09/08 - 02:55 PM]
Emmy Award-Winner Judy Davis and Chris Diamantopoulos to Reprise Roles in USA Network's Emmy Award-Winning Series the Starter Wife
This is the first time both Davis and Diamantopoulos have been cast as regulars in a series.

[04/09/08 - 01:08 PM]
Discovery Channel and BBC to Co-Produce Epic Television Event Frozen Planet Set to Premiere in 2012
The project will chronicle the eco systems and animals of the Arctic and Antarctic, which is extremely timely given that both Polar Regions are at the front-line of climate change research.

[04/09/08 - 12:14 PM]
Sue Naegle Joins HBO as President, HBO Entertainment, Overseeing All Series Programming and Specials
UTA alum Naegle was responsible for packaging TV series such as "Six Feet Under," "Men in Trees," "The Bernie Mac Show," "Aliens in America," "Swingtown" and the upcoming HBO series "True Blood."

[04/09/08 - 11:43 AM]
NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Breaks Records in Q1 2008
NBC Universal Cable Entertainment spins the first quarter numbers for Bravo, Oxygen, Sci Fi and USA.

[04/09/08 - 11:41 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 8, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 8.

[04/09/08 - 11:40 AM]
ABC.com Launches New Widgets Around Popular Primetime Shows and Goes Green with 'Watch a Video, Plant a Tree' Promotion
For every ten videos watched from any ABC widget beginning April 7 through April 30, a tree sapling will be planted, with the goal of planting up to 100,000 trees.

[04/09/08 - 09:56 AM]
Mike Myers to Host 2008 MTV Movie Awards
The event airs live on Sunday, June 1 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

[04/09/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 9
Updates include: Cole Hauser and CCH Pounder join CBS's "Tower"; Tricia Helfer signs with FOX; and Thomas Schlamme to helm "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" for ABC.

[04/08/08 - 04:02 PM]
Snapped Breaks Previous Records
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, April 6.

[04/08/08 - 03:13 PM]
CBS Sports' 2008 Ncaa Men's Basketball National Championship Game Viewership Highest in 3 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/08 - 03:10 PM]
CBS's Return of Scripted Hits Puts the Network Back in First Place
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/08 - 03:08 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 31, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/08 - 03:07 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 7, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/08 - 03:03 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Primetime Week of March 31-April 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/08 - 01:43 PM]
TLC Launches Aggressive Slate of Targeted Programming in 2008-2009, Building on Key Viewer Engagement
"TLC is more than a network of programming -- it's an accessible, fun destination with relatable people reflecting the most ordinary yet compelling stories that emotionally connect to all of us," explains Angela Shapiro-Mathes.

[04/08/08 - 01:42 PM]
Science Channel Explores Full Spectrum of Science with In-Depth, Engaging Programming
"Science Channel viewers embrace science as a way of life; they are passionate and hungry to know how science touches every aspect of their lives," said Clark Bunting.

[04/08/08 - 01:40 PM]
Planet Green Defines Eco-Entertainment with First-Ever 24/7 "Green" Television Network
Viewers will get a sneak peek at Planet Green's offerings later this month through a series of video-on-demand (VOD) premieres and the official launch of PlanetGreen.com.

[04/08/08 - 01:39 PM]
Military Channel Marches Into the Upfront Season with an Ambitious Slate of Original Programming
"Military Channel is proud to honor the courage and valor demonstrated by the men and women who fill the ranks of the armed forces both today and throughout history," said Clark Bunting.

[04/08/08 - 01:38 PM]
Featuring Dramatic Stories of Human Nature, Culture and Civilization, Investigation Discovery Continues Its Growth with 2008/2009 Upfront Line-Up
"Investigation Discovery satisfies audiences who love to investigate mysteries, solve puzzles and embark on emotional journeys around the human condition," said the network's Clark Bunting.

[04/08/08 - 01:37 PM]
FitTV Inspires Viewers to Look and Feel Better with Healthy Lifestyle Programming in the 2008-2009 Upfront Season
The network "is designed to give viewers the tools and motivation to take control of their lives by taking control of their health."

[04/08/08 - 01:36 PM]
Discovery Kids' 2008/2009 Upfront Slate Enables Young Imaginations to Run Wild
Discovery Kids is the recipient of multiple daytime Emmy(R) and Parents Choice nominations and awards.

[04/08/08 - 01:35 PM]
Discovery Health Delivers Content That Matters with Its 2008-2009 Upfront Slate
Each night will be themed to provide viewers with healthy portions of their favorite programming genres.

[04/08/08 - 01:33 PM]
Discovery Channel Celebrates Curiosity and Wonder in a Robust Programming Slate for Upfront 2008-09
"No one can match Discovery's ability to invite our viewers into the action as it unfolds," boasted Discovery's John Ford.

[04/08/08 - 01:32 PM]
Animal Planet Soars Into 2008-2009 Season with Bold New Entertainment Slate
"We're breaking new ground with dramatic animal programming that takes risks and takes a stand," said Animal Planet's Marjorie Kaplan.

[04/08/08 - 12:58 PM]
Sean John's Return to the Runway Documented in MTV's 'If I Were King'
The special, which airs April 9, documents the label's return to the runway during New York Fashion Week.

[04/08/08 - 12:57 PM]
Who Will Be Crowned the Queen of 'Ego Trip's Miss Rap Supreme?'
VH1.com will sneak peek episode one beginning Monday, April 7.

[04/08/08 - 12:52 PM]
The Force Is with Spike TV!
Spike TV spins the numbers for April 4-6.

[04/08/08 - 06:00 AM]
America's Favorite Celebrity Siblings, Donny & Marie, to Host Teleflora's Mother's Day NBC Special
"Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom" will air on Sunday, May 11 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/08/08 - 12:14 AM]
Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton, John Mccain and Barack Obama to Appear on "Idol Gives Back" Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
Dozens more also sign onto the event, including Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Alicia Keys, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and The Jonas Brothers.

[04/08/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 8
Updates include: Bobby Cannavale to be ABC's new "Cupid"; Pamela Anderson is the latest to turn up at E!; and Darren Aronofsky develops a drama for AMC.

[04/07/08 - 05:12 PM]
'Battlestar Galactica' Returns to #1 with a Bullet
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, April 4.

[04/07/08 - 05:10 PM]
Cynthia Azevedo of Los Angeles, Wins $1,089,017 on the "The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular," Becoming the Show's Third Million Dollar Winner
Adam Rose, of Los Osos, California, was the show's first million dollar winner on Feb. 22, and Michael Haynes, of Las Vegas, was the show's second million dollar winner on March 7

[04/07/08 - 05:08 PM]
Bravo Media Partners with Crunch to Create Customized 'Step It Up & Dance' Fitness Class
The class will be offered in Crunch locations nationwide and will follow the dance styles featured in each week's episode.

[04/07/08 - 03:13 PM]
TNT Gives Fans of the Closer a Sneak Peek as Writers Work on New Season
The segments, which will be posted on the site today, April 7, feature exclusive footage of the writers' room, where THE CLOSER's staff of writers and producers hash out story ideas.

[04/07/08 - 03:02 PM]
FOX Summer Schedule Heats Up with All-New Episodes
Updated lineup shelves "When Women Rule the World," sends "Moment of Truth" to Tuesdays and "5th Grader" back to Thursdays.

[04/07/08 - 02:46 PM]
NBC Universal Statement Regarding "Project Runway"
"NBC Universal regrettably had no alternative but to bring legal action to enforce its rights to this program," the company said in a statement.

[04/07/08 - 02:09 PM]
Jodi Roth Promoted to Senior Vice President, Specials, CBS Entertainment
Roth joined CBS in July 2000 as Director, Specials and was upped to Vice President in 2003.

[04/07/08 - 01:09 PM]
'Project Runway' Hits the Catwalk and Struts Over to Lifetime in November '08
"Lifetime and I will definitely 'make it work' together. I am very excited to be part of the Lifetime family," Tim Gunn said.

[04/07/08 - 01:06 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 6, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 6.

[04/07/08 - 12:50 PM]
VH1 Is in Search of America's 'Numero Uno Telenovela Star'
Plus: VH1.com will sneak peek episode one beginning Tuesday, April 8 - five days before the series' on-air premiere.

[04/07/08 - 12:09 PM]
Scott Baio, Samuel Page and Taylor Cole Star in Spike Original Movie 'Finish Line' Premiering Monday, April 21 at 9 PM
The film revolves around "a stock car driver whose desperate need for money leads him to unknowingly work for an arms dealer, putting himself and those close to him in danger."

[04/07/08 - 10:49 AM]
'Unsolved Mysteries' Gets a New Look on Spike TV
The new collection of 175 re-edited episodes will be hosted by actor Dennis Farina.

[04/07/08 - 10:48 AM]
Al Bundy Finally Finds His Ideal TV Home at Spike TV
The five year deal, which includes access to all 259 episodes, begins in September.

[04/07/08 - 10:47 AM]
May the Force Be with You in This Special 'Star Wars' Themed "Winner Take All" 'Deal Or No Deal' Episode Monday, April 28
Guest supporters cheering on the contestants include Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Chewbacca and R2D2, and in a surprise twist, Darth Vader fills in as the villainous Banker.

[04/07/08 - 10:44 AM]
Popular Past and Present NBC Comedy Stars from Hit Shows Like "The Office," "30 Rock," "Mad About You" and "Cheers" Join NBC's "Last Comic Standing" as Talent Scouts When the Hit Summer Series Joins Thursday's Comedy Night Line-Up on May 22 (9:30-11:00 P.M. Et)
Among this year's talent scouts: Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner and Kate Flannery from "The Office."

[04/07/08 - 10:42 AM]
Lifetime Networks Announces the 2008 Every Woman's Film Competition Presented by Lifetime Movie Network
The Every Woman's Film Competition entrants will produce short films three to five minutes in length to be judged by a "who's who" of women in Hollywood.







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[04/19/18 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off NBC's "Voice" Special
A special Wednesday episode of the Peacock's franchise boosts the Peacock last night.

[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
The iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y.

[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
NBC Pulls "Taken" from Friday Lineup for Expanded "Dateline"
The Peacock will now finish the show's sophomore run on Saturday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning May 26.

[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires 2018 Sundance and SXSW Winner "Science Fair"
The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Next Chapter in the "Chain of Command" Franchise
The second season of the "Chain of Command" franchise will premiere in early 2019 after National Geographic camera teams embed with the elite agency over the course of a year.

[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Innovative Docu-Series: "In Their Own Words" (WT) from Peabody- and Emmy Award-Winning Producer/Director Tom Jennings
Tentative topics for the first season of the series include the Deepwater Horizon disaster, narco drug wars and the 2008 global financial meltdown.

[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic's Critically Acclaimed Legacy Series "Explorer" to Return to the Network This Fall
The new season, currently in production, will premiere on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.

[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
A+E Networks Inks Overall Production and First-Look Development Deal with Award-Winning Journalist Elizabeth Vargas
The centerpiece of the agreement will make Vargas the face of the network's new nonfiction primetime journalistic banner A&E Investigates(TM).

[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison Begin Production in Fiji on Hallmark Channel's "A Summer to Remember" (wt)
Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
Under the agreement, Velocity and Motor Trend will also live broadcast the full FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) "Super Season", which begins with the Spa-Francorchamps event this May.

[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
Sundance Now Greenlights Second Season of Original Relationship Dramedy "This Close"
"This Close" will begin production on its eight-episode second season in summer 2018 in Los Angeles.

[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Reinvents "Yo! MTV Raps" Across Linear and Digital Platforms Kicking Off with 30th Anniversary Live Event at Barclays Center on June 1st
Tickets to the show go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10AM ET.

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.