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[04/16/08 - 10:00 PM]
Kristy Lee Cook Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/16/08 - 05:55 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 16
Updates include: ABC passes on its "Circus of the Stars" revival; Jennie Garth is no longer "My Best Friend's Girl" at CBS; and Jerry O'Connell heads to FOX's "The Inn."

[04/16/08 - 04:09 PM]
Ali Vincent Becomes First Female 'Biggest Loser' in the Series' Five-Season History When She Wins NBC's 'The Biggest Loser: Couples' - and $250,000 - at Last Night's Live Season Finale
Plus: NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 03:50 PM]
Bravo's "Real Housewives of Nyc" Sets Record Ratings with Finale in All Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 01:42 PM]
'The Biggest Loser 5' Scores Heavyweight Results Against Fierce Competition, Matching NBC's Top 18-49 Rating in Its Slot Since November 2005, Excluding Olympics
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 01:41 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 15, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/08 - 01:39 PM]
West Coast Open Call Details Announced for "High School Musical: Summer Session"
The west coast open casting call will be Sunday, April 27 at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

[04/16/08 - 08:55 AM]
CBS and Elitexc Announce Lineup for Inaugural Primetime Broadcast of "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights," May 31 on the CBS Television Network
"In terms of recognition and perception, I believe May 31 is the biggest and single most important MMA fight card ever," said EliteXC's Gary Shaw.

[04/16/08 - 08:53 AM]
Green Is Universal Celebrates Earth Day the Week of April 20th, with Over 100 Hours of Green-Themed Content, and Green Community Events Across the Country
In addition, the company announced "Green Weeks" for November 2008 and April 2009.

[04/16/08 - 08:52 AM]
Lifetime Networks Launches Lifetime Television Hd Channel
Lifetime Networks has signed deals with AT&T U-verseSM TV and Verizon FiOS TV to carry the new service.

[04/15/08 - 04:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 15
Updates include: "Arrested Development" alums reunite on FOX animated pilot; three pilots hit the skids; and the CW's "90210" revival adds some faces.

[04/15/08 - 04:06 PM]
Tougher in Alaska, a New Weekly Series on History, Premieres on Thursday, May 8 at 10 PM ET/PT
Host Geo Beach, who has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years, is "on a quest to find out what it really takes to survive and thrive in Alaska."

[04/15/08 - 04:05 PM]
America's Most Wanted All-Star Award Finalists Announced
Now, public voting is set to begin Thursday, April 17 to choose the Grand Prize Winner: the 2008 AMW All-Star.

[04/15/08 - 04:04 PM]
One Tree Hill Scores Near Season Highs in Key Demos in Move to Mondays
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/15/08 - 03:57 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Schedule Announced
NBC will open the season on Thursday, Sept. 4 with the Giants hosting their NFC East rival the Washington Redskins.

[04/15/08 - 03:55 PM]
NBC Promotes Terence Carter to Vice President, Drama Programming, NBC Entertainment
In his new position, Carter will manage both development and current series for the network.

[04/15/08 - 03:48 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Primetime Week of April 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/15/08 - 03:46 PM]
Sigma Delta Chi Award Caps a Banner Year for Major Awards Won by "60 Minutes"
The award goes to "Evidence of Injustice," broadcast on November 18, with a print version written by reporter John Solomon appearing in The Washington Post on the same day.

[04/15/08 - 03:43 PM]
Season Three of "Inturn," the Original Online Reality Show Returns for a Third Season on CBS.com, April 15
Internet users can watch a new episode of INTURN on CBS.com on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, running from April 15 through June 10.

[04/15/08 - 03:38 PM]
CBS's Scripted Series Remain Strong in Their First-Run Return
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/15/08 - 03:37 PM]
Rodney Atkins, Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Set to Perform on the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
The event honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent.

[04/15/08 - 03:34 PM]
CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/15/08 - 03:30 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/15/08 - 03:29 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 14, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/15/08 - 12:38 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - May 2008
Among the offerings: the season finale of "DEA" as well as the two-part special "1000 Ways to Die."

[04/15/08 - 11:35 AM]
ESPN's 2008 Monday Night Football Schedule
ESPN's schedule will feature 11 playoff teams from 2007, including both the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and AFC champion New England Patriots.

[04/15/08 - 09:49 AM]
FOX Unleashes a May Sweeps to Remember
(SPOILERS) Upcoming guest stars include Glenn Close, Lance Armstrong, Dave Navarro, Drew Carey, Jason Lewis, Valerie Harper, Johnny Knoxville, Dominic Monaghan, Amanda Bynes, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan O'Neal, Bret Michaels, Ed Helms and Raven Symoné.

[04/15/08 - 09:18 AM]
Celebrated Model and Design Aficionado India Hicks Named Host of the Second Season of 'Top Design'
Plus: Jonathan Adler will reprise his role as head judge along with Margaret Russell and Kelly Wearstler as series judges.

[04/15/08 - 08:40 AM]
BET Networks Announces Partnership with Microsoft to Offer Top-Rated BET Programming on Xbox 360 Through Xbox Live
Offerings include "College Hill," "Iron Ring," "American Gangster," "Hell Date" and "Comic View."

[04/15/08 - 06:08 AM]
Bravo Increases Programming Hours by 45%, Unveils New Slate Including 12 Returning Franchises and Four New Series and Specials
The network has announced a fourth night of programming on Monday night and unveiled a robust slate of 12 returning series.

[04/14/08 - 05:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 14
Updates include: Lifetime details its development slate; Frances Conroy and Christine Woods join CBS's "Journal"; and HBO to tackle the Walter Reed Hospital scandal.

[04/14/08 - 04:03 PM]
Good Friends and Good Times in the Windy City: TBS's Hit Original Series My Boys to Launch Second Season This Summer
MY BOYS is set to return for its second season in June.

[04/14/08 - 04:01 PM]
'The Biggest Loser' Meal Plan Now Available for Home Purchase
The plan, which was created in conjunction with Bistro MD, "has been carefully developed by doctors and experts who specialize in treating patients with weight disorders."

[04/14/08 - 03:58 PM]
Discovery Channel Presents Alaska Week April 20-26
The week's offerings include the new special EXPEDITION ALASKA as well as the series premiere of THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT.

[04/14/08 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Announces Special Two-Hour Finales of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost"
The "Grey's Anatomy" finale now airs Thursday, May 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) while the "Lost" finale is set for Thursday, May 29 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

[04/14/08 - 02:39 PM]
Music Is in the Air This Week on 'College Hill' and Mariah Carey Stops by to Share Notes from Her New Album, 'E=mc2'
On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. BET premieres MC2=THE RELATIVITY OF MARIAH, a 30-minute special showcasing Mariah's highly anticipated new CD "E=MC2."

[04/14/08 - 02:37 PM]
The Cw, Macy's and Warner BroS. Television Group Announce the Winners of the "One Tree Hill Casting Call" Offering the Ultimate Fan Weekend and a Walk-On Role to Eight Lucky Fans
Eight lucky fans will enjoy a walk-on role, attendance at star James Lafferty's Charity Basketball Game and an exclusive performance by singer/songwriter Kate Voegele.

[04/14/08 - 12:27 PM]
CBS Unveils Its 2008 Summer Schedule
New offerings include "Swingtown," "Flashpoint," "Greatest American Dog," "Million Dollar Password" and "Jingles."

[04/14/08 - 11:10 AM]
Lifetime Networks Expands Leadership Position as the Only Media Company Offering a Singular Branded 360-Degree Experience for Women with Wide Array of New 2008-09 Digital Initiatives
"Hollywood Tails," "Mommy Madness" and "Street Doctors" headline a slate of more than 15 original webisode series.

[04/14/08 - 11:07 AM]
Lifetime Networks, the Home of Basic Cable's Top Rated Original Movies and #1 New Drama for Women with 'Army Wives,' Adds 'Project Runway' to Its Reality Slate, Becoming the Only Network with Hits in Every Programming Genre for Women
Upcoming originals include projects from Kelly Preston, Queen Latifah, Candace Bushnell, Patricia Cornwell, Shirley MacLaine, Christine Ebersole, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nora Roberts, Donald Trump and Ann Rule.

[04/14/08 - 11:03 AM]
Critically Acclaimed Lifetime Original Movie 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' Becomes Network's Most-Watched Original Movie Since 1995 Delivering 4.5 Million Homes and 4.5 Million W18+
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, April 12.

[04/14/08 - 10:27 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 13, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/14/08 - 10:06 AM]
Driven by Rich Music Programming, MTV Networks' MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com See Surge in Unique Visitors, While Yahoo! Music and Myspace Music See Significant Declines from Q1'07 to Q1'08
MTV Networks Music Group spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2008.

[04/14/08 - 10:04 AM]
America's Most Wanted Casts Nationwide Net to Capture 50 Fugitives from 50 States Saturday, April 19, on Fox
Since premiering in 1988, the series and its viewers have put nearly 1,000 dangerous fugitives behind bars.

[04/14/08 - 08:26 AM]
CBS to Present "Survivor" in High Definition for the First Time Utilizing Sony's Xdcam Hd Technology
The system will be used to shoot the show's upcoming 17th edition, with production scheduled to begin this summer for a fall premiere.

[04/14/08 - 07:47 AM]
Patricia Cornwell, the #1 International Bestselling Author, and Lifetime Make Television History with First-Ever Adaptation of Two of Cornwell's Acclaimed Crime Novels
Her #1 New York Times bestseller, "At Risk," and its sequel, "The Front," to be published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in May, have been optioned by the Network.

[04/11/08 - 05:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 11
Updates include: Animal Planet to revisit CBS's "Creature Comforts"; Donal Logue to topline HBO's "1%"; and "Galactica's" Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor bring "Virtuality" to FOX.

[04/11/08 - 10:40 AM]
Csi Outdelivers "American Idol" in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[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.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.