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[04/10/08 - 10:25 PM]
ESPN Takes Series 'The Contender' Out of the Ring
ESPN.com's Dan Rafael confirms the cable channel has pulled the plug on the series.

[04/10/08 - 09:00 PM]
Idol Gives Back Raises Over $60 Million (And Counting) from Corporate and Viewer Donations
Plus: FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/10/08 - 04:12 PM]
Sleuth April Highlights
Viewers will get a taste of life "across the pond" with a series marathon of "Keen Eddie."

[04/10/08 - 04:10 PM]
Universal Hd April Highlights
The network's "Crime Sundays" lineup includes "Philly" and "Big Apple."

[04/10/08 - 04:07 PM]
Chiller April Highlights
Among the highlights: "Freakylinks" and "The Others" join the network's lineup.

[04/10/08 - 03:58 PM]
Big Brother Houseguests Finally Vote James Out of the House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[04/10/08 - 03:18 PM]
TV Land's "High School Reunion" Finale Scores Most-Watched Episode with Over 1 Million Total Viewers
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 9.

[04/10/08 - 03:17 PM]
UsanetworK.com Clicks Into High Gear with Record Growth and Engagement During 1q08
The performance included an average of 2.0 million uniques, 48.9 million page views, 3.1 million visits and 6.5 million video streams.

[04/10/08 - 10:58 AM]
Fearless Filmmakers Turn Cameras on Themselves During Wild Encounters in Animal Planet's Gritty New Series 'Raw Nature'
The five-part series comes from executive producers Thom Beers and Bertram van Munster.

[04/10/08 - 10:14 AM]
CBS Announces Tuesday Schedule Changes
The Eye confirms our report from earlier this morning.

[04/10/08 - 09:04 AM]
'Secret' Is Out at CBS After One Broadcast
Additional installments of "48 Hours Mystery" will fill the Tuesday, 10:00/9:00c hour on April 15 and April 22.

[04/10/08 - 12:26 AM]
American Idol Gets Stamp of Approval
Net proceeds from the sales of the exclusive PhotoStamps will benefit "Idol Gives Back."

[04/10/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 10
Updates include: Jonathan Sadowski first at FOX's "Courtroom K" while John Michael Higgins and Mikey Day are set as "Kath & Kim's" men for NBC.

[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.







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[05/26/18 - 12:13 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Conference Finals Game 6 Since 2012
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 25.

[05/26/18 - 08:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown
The Eye splits the adults 18-49 honors with NBC and ABC.

[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 25
Updates include: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces fourth season pickup of "The Expanse"; Barbara Boxer to "Run" for FX; and Mick Betancourt joins Syfy's "Deadly Class" as co-showrunner.

[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
E!'s "Total Bellas" Delivers Series High in P18-34 and W18-34 for Season Three Premiere
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" Special
The two-hour special powers the Alphabet to an adults 18-49 victory last night.

[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson And Erika Tham Join The Cast Of The Live-Action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie
Hannigan will play the role of brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Ray will play grandmother Nana Possible.

[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role
Olbermann will combine select studio assignments with on-site opportunities, including calling the radio play-by-play with analyst Jim Bowden for Astros at Yankees on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.

[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
Red Nose Day Raises Over $42 Million to End Child Poverty, Top Talent Turns It on for NBC's Night of Themed Programming & Live Special
The campaign has now raised over $42 million for children who need it most in America and around the world - totaling more than $145 million in the campaign's first four years in the U.S.

[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 24
Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
MTV Heats Up Summer with the Return of "Floribama Shore"
The 14-episode run will feature original cast members Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson, Aimee Hall, Kirk Medas, Nilsa Prowant, Candace Rice and Gus Smyrnios.

[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Moves Up to No. 2 in 2017-18 for Its Most Competitive Season in 10 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen "Hair Live!" Is NBC's Next Musical Event
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music" revived this innovative programming genre, will executive produce the telecast.

[05/24/18 - 01:12 PM]
Netflix Re-Teaming with Dee Rees for "The Last Thing He Wanted"
The story is based on the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair's arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.

[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Entertainment Podcast Network Debuts with Fan Favorites "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Good Place"
Hosted by "The Good Place" guest-star Marc Evan Jackson, "The Good Place - The Podcast" debuts Friday, June 1.

[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
"Young & Hungry" Returns for "The Last Bite" with a Two Episode Season Premiere, on Wednesday, June 20
The final season sees Gabi and Josh happily together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.