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[04/22/08 - 05:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 22
Updates include: Tom Fontana departs NBC's "The Philanthropist"; Debmar-Mercury plans test run of "Wendy Williams"; and Lesley Ann Warren and Meredith Baxter to topline a Hallmark original.

[04/22/08 - 04:24 PM]
Rhi Original Production "DR. Jekyll and MR. Hyde" Makes Its U.S. Television Debut
The original movie, which premieres May 17 on ION, stars Dougray Scott, Tom Skerritt and Krista Bridges.

[04/22/08 - 04:23 PM]
Can You Duet Debuts as Highest Rated Series on Cmt
CMT spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/22/08 - 03:30 PM]
A Royal Decree for Season Three! Showtime's the Tudors Gets 3rd Season Pick-Up
Production is slated to begin on June 16th in Dublin, Ireland with series star Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to return.

[04/22/08 - 02:08 PM]
'Doctor Who' Returns to Sci Fi with Best Season Premiere Since Season 1
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/22/08 - 02:06 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 14, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/08 - 02:05 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 21, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/22/08 - 02:04 PM]
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Votes to Create New Category, "Outstanding Host for a Reality Or Reality-Competition Program"
"Reality television has become such an integral part of television and our culture, so it only made sense for us to create this new highly competitive category," said the Television Academy's John Shaffner.

[04/22/08 - 02:03 PM]
CBS's Scripted Programs Dominate Series Programming
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/08 - 01:56 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of April 14-20, Paced by 'The Office,' 'Svu' and 'The Biggest Loser'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/08 - 11:16 AM]
New Night of Drama with "Gossip Girl" Return and New "One Tree Hill" Delivers the CW's Best Monday Ever in Target Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/22/08 - 10:41 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Fifth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/22/08 - 10:12 AM]
BBC America Acquires Double Bafta Award-Winning Comedy Gavin & Stacey
The series won Best Comedy Performance (James Corden) and the Sky+ Audience Award for Programme of the Year at this week's BAFTA awards.

[04/22/08 - 08:25 AM]
Food Network's Michael Symon Takes on a New Set of Challenges in Dinner: Impossible
Production begins this week with Symon at the helm of 10 new hourlong episodes, putting both his culinary and time management skills to the test.

[04/22/08 - 08:24 AM]
Heroes Never Die ... They Just Re-Load on Spike TV
The network has acquired the rights to all four Rambo films, including the basic cable television broadcast premiere of the latest installment, "Rambo."

[04/22/08 - 08:23 AM]
Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry 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
They join previously announced performers Rodney Atkins, Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

[04/22/08 - 08:09 AM]
FOX Takes Back the Future with a Second Season of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Plus: Brian Austin Green will be upped to series regular next season.

[04/21/08 - 10:00 PM]
Katelyn Morgan from California Has Been Crowned "America's Prom Queen" During the Finale of the Reality Series on Monday, April 21 on ABC Family
ABC Family details the winner of "America's Prom Queen."

[04/21/08 - 05:44 PM]
Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation Claws Back to Animal Planet Friday, June 6, at 9 PM
Emmy-award winning Stockard Channing joins the "Manor" as the series' headstrong narrator.

[04/21/08 - 05:42 PM]
Universal Hd Gives Summer a Jumpstart with an Action-Packed Schedule in May
Repeats of UPN's short-lived "South Beach" and "Sex, Love and Secrets" will be showcased in May.

[04/21/08 - 05:40 PM]
Sleuth Gets Summer Started Early with Non-Stop Action and the Biggest Stars of Today in May
The network will add "Robbery Homicide Division" to Thursday night lineup and weekends paired with "Keen Eddie."

[04/21/08 - 05:39 PM]
Chiller Makes Mothers Beware of Their Little Ones in May
The month's highlights include a Memorial Day marathon of "The Others," starring Julianne Nicholson.

[04/21/08 - 05:34 PM]
Bette Midler Joins NBC Universal Talent and Volunteers for Tree Planting in East Harlem on Earth Day
She will also joined by talent from "Saturday Night Live," "Lipstick Jungle," Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City" and WNBC.

[04/21/08 - 05:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 21
Updates include: Philip Winchester to be NBC's "Crusoe"; Alicia Silverstone to topline ABC's "Bad Mother's Handbook"; and HBO gets hit with a lawsuit over "1%."

[04/21/08 - 04:18 PM]
New York's Stephen Paletta Wins $1 Million on "Oprah's Big Give," and Everyone Goes Home a Winner
The 43-year-old contractor and father of three was awarded $1 million in last night's season finale.

[04/21/08 - 04:16 PM]
ABC Affiliates Raise Nearly Four Million Dollars in the Spirit of "Oprah's Big Give"
WPTA-TV, Fort Wayne, IN; WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC; and KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, UT each received an extra $30,000 from ABC and "Oprah's Big Give."

[04/21/08 - 11:28 AM]
Joey Villasenor Will Replace Murilo "Ninja" Rua on the Inaugural "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights," Saturday, May 31 on the CBS Television Network
Villasenor established a record for the fastest knockout in an MMA fight, a four-second victory over Hank Weis in 2004.

[04/21/08 - 11:25 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 20, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 20.

[04/21/08 - 11:24 AM]
Tom Bergeron Hosts "The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee" Final Rounds When They Air on Abc, Live in Primetime, Friday, May 30
Preliminary championship rounds will air live earlier in the day on ESPN, which has televised the Bee in its entirety since 1994.

[04/21/08 - 10:21 AM]
Spike TV Presents the Second Annual "Guys Choice" - Everything Guys Love Goes Head-To-Head One Night Only
Scheduled to tape Friday, May 30 at the Sony Studios in Culver City, CA, "Guys Choice" premieres Sunday, June 22 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

[04/21/08 - 10:17 AM]
VH1 Gets Magical with Its New Series 'Celebracadabra!' Premiering Sunday, April 27 at 9pm ET/PT
Carnie Wilson, C. Thomas Howell, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris 'Kid' Reid, Hal Sparks, ANT and Kimberly Wyatt will vie for the title of "Best Celebrity Magician."

[04/21/08 - 09:29 AM]
Tcm Assembles Star-Studded 2008 Line-Up of Original Specials and Festivals
Sally Field, Laurence Fishburne, Richard Gere, Ed Norton, Abigail Breslin, Chris O'Donnell, Sydney Pollack, George Takei and Quentin Tarantino are among the talent involved in the network's upcoming projects.

[04/21/08 - 08:29 AM]
Bravo Kicks Off Nationwide Casting Call for Season Five of "Top Chef"
San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles are among the featured cities.

[04/21/08 - 06:10 AM]
Clinton, Obama & Mccain Fight for Your Vote on "Monday Night Raw(R)" Tonight
Each will address the WWE audience in specially taped messages.

[04/21/08 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Orders New Ghost, Truth
"Ghost Hunters" has been picked up for 13 more episodes while "Destination Truth" will return this fall with seven episodes.

[04/18/08 - 06:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 18
Updates include: Adam Beach and Diane Neal to exit NBC's "SVU"; "Battlestar Galactica's" David Eick to stick with Universal; and ABC adds a new pilot presentation to its roster.

[04/18/08 - 05:06 PM]
President George W. Bush Makes a Special Appearance on Monday's Two-Hour "Deal Or No Deal" to Salute Purple Heart and Bronze Star Captain
Bush will deliver a message to Captain Joseph Kobes, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient who has served in Iraq three times.

[04/18/08 - 04:15 PM]
Stacy-Ann Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[04/18/08 - 03:38 PM]
Ugly Betty Premieres First Video Podcast on ABC.com
Michael Urie and Becki Newton host the show's first-ever video podcast, which debuted on ABC.com this week.

[04/18/08 - 01:55 PM]
'30 Rock,' 'Scrubs' to Swap Slots for Rest of Season
Starting next week, "30 Rock" will follow "The Office" at 9:30/8:30c while "Scrubs" will close out its Peacock run after "My Name Is Earl" at 8:30/7:30c.

[04/18/08 - 01:20 PM]
'Mencia,' 'Reno 911' to Return to Comedy Central in May
"Mencia" will launch its fourth season on Wednesday, May 21 while "Reno" will return for the back half of its fifth season on Thursday, May 22.

[04/18/08 - 01:02 PM]
NBC Says Deal! to Howie Mandel for New Unscripted Comedy Series 'Howie Do It' from Mandel's Alevy Production Company
"America loves Howie and we're so lucky to have another great show that will showcase his unique signature humor," said NBC's Craig Plestis.

[04/18/08 - 11:22 AM]
ABC.com Launches Lostscape
LOSTscape is "a unique, engaging, immersive environment where fans can explore and interact with iconic items from the hit series 'Lost.'"

[04/17/08 - 05:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 17
Updates include: FOX's "Dollhouse" rounds out its cast; Marissa Jaret Winokur eyes a daytime talk show; and the usual mix of casting news.

[04/17/08 - 04:13 PM]
The "2008 CMT Music Awards" Scores with Viewers and Shatters Traffic Records on CMT.com
CMT spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/17/08 - 04:10 PM]
And Then There Were Four! "Big Brother" Houseguests Send Natalie Out the Door
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[04/17/08 - 03:00 PM]
BET Networks' Upfront '08 Presentation Is All About 'Connection You Can Feel!'
"American Gangster," "College Hill," "Sunday Best," "Baldwin Hills," "College Hill: Interns" and "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is" are all set to return with new seasons.

[04/17/08 - 02:40 PM]
G4 Announces Season Two of Its Animated 8-Bit Hit "Code Monkeys" Premiering June 1
Also look for the special "Code Monkeys: The Story of 4/20" on April 20 at 5:00/4:00c.

[04/17/08 - 02:17 PM]
Omfg! CwtV.com to Pull Streaming of New "Gossip Girl" Episodes
Encore episodes of "Gossip Girl" however will air Sundays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET as part of The CW's EasyView rebroadcast.

[04/17/08 - 02:16 PM]
Bravo Wins a Namic Vision Award for "The Word According to Whoopi"
Bravo also garnered a nomination for the "Museum of Moving Images Salutes Will Smith" in the Best Performance - Original Movie or Special category.







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[01/29/15 - 08:03 AM]
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