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[04/23/08 - 10:00 PM]
Carly Smithson Is Eliminated from "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/23/08 - 05:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 23
Updates include: Cybill Shepherd to visit USA's "Psych"; Lucy Liu in talks to join "Dirty Sexy Money" at ABC; and VH1 says "I Love Money."

[04/23/08 - 04:41 PM]
Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins the Manhunt on "America's Most Wanted," Saturday, April 26, on Fox
Schwarzenegger was instrumental in helping pass California's Prop 69, which mandates taking DNA samples from felony suspects not just convicted criminals.

[04/23/08 - 02:44 PM]
Hallmark Channel Continues to Lead in Ad Effectiveness, Ranking #2 Among All Major Networks in Audience Retention in C3 Ratings and #1 in Length-Of-Tune for 1q '08
The Hallmark Channel spins the Live+3 commercial ratings for the first quarter of 2008.

[04/23/08 - 01:54 PM]
USA Moves 'Sight' Premiere Up to June 1
The shift puts the show's launch out of the premiere crosshairs of Lifetime's "Army Wives" and the History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers," both of which return with new seasons on June 8.

[04/23/08 - 01:47 PM]
Jennifer Lopez and TLC Partner for New Unscripted Series
"I am excited to be part of the TLC family," said Lopez. "I'm looking forward to sharing this exciting journey together."

[04/23/08 - 01:46 PM]
TLC Announces Development Deal with Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
In addition, Kelly Ripa will host the as-yet-unnamed series on air.

[04/23/08 - 01:45 PM]
ABC News' Bob Woodruff to Anchor News Series on Planet Green
Each week, Woodruff will cover a variety of subjects ranging from climate impact, environmental policy, political debate and world events.

[04/23/08 - 01:44 PM]
Discovery Communications Unveils New Brands, Content and Talent to Advertisers at 2008-09 Upfront Presentation
Discovery Communications plans to deliver 200 all-new original series and specials across its networks in the 2008-09 season.

[04/23/08 - 01:36 PM]
An Unprecedented "Csi" and "Two and a Half Men" Writers' Crossover, Cliffhanger Finales, the Crowning of the Ultimate "Survivor," the "Academy of Country Music Awards" and "The Price Is Right" Highlight CBS's May Sweep
(SPOILERS) Nikki Cox, Anne Archer, Katey Sagal, Tom Sizemore, Billy Campbell, Bill Nye, Three 6 Mafia, Jenny McCarthy and Robert Wagner are among May's guest stars.

[04/23/08 - 01:29 PM]
NBC Springs Into Sweeps with New 'Around the World' Episodes and a Star Wars-Themed 'Deal Or No Deal,' Summer Debut of 'American Gladiators,' 200th Episode of 'Law & Order: Svu,' Mother's Day Special from Teleflora, Highly Anticipated Season Finales
(SPOILERS) Upcoming guest stars include Robin Williams, Matthew Broderick, Edie Falco, Amy Ryan, Hal Holbrook, Aida Turturro, Kelly Preston, Brian Dennehy, Alyssa Milano, Stanley Tucci, Miguel Ferrer, Steve Buscemi and Jason Sudeikis.

[04/23/08 - 11:47 AM]
TV Land Reveals Ten Finalists Competing to Become the Next Great Supermodel in Original Reality Series "She's Got the Look," Premiering on Wednesday, June 4
The winner will receive a lucrative modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, Inc. and a fashion spread in SELF Magazine.

[04/23/08 - 11:20 AM]
TVlanD.com Launches a Movie Lover's Database
Nearly 1,000 movie trailers are being offered, "providing visitors with the chance to relive the excitement, romance, laughter or fear of their favorite films."

[04/23/08 - 11:19 AM]
CBS's Winter Edition of "Big Brother" Comes to an End on the Live Season Finale When the Winner Will Be Revealed, to Be Broadcast Sunday, April 27 on the CBS Television Network
The winner will have spent 81 days inside the BIG BROTHER house and will be chosen by a sequestered jury of seven that will decide who will win the grand prize of $500,000.

[04/23/08 - 11:17 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 22, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/08 - 09:24 AM]
NBC's "Celebrity Circus" Hits the High Wire with All-Star Cast to Compete in Death Defying Circus Acts Hosted by Joey Fatone to Premiere on Wednesday, June 11 (9:30-11 P.M. Et)
Antonio Sabato Jr., Blu Cantrell, Christopher Knight, Janet Evans, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna and Rachel Hunter are named the show's participants.

[04/23/08 - 08:50 AM]
Oxygen Programs Seamless Tuesday Nights
Plus: "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" gets renewed and premiere dates are set for "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" and "Coolio's Rules."

[04/23/08 - 08:49 AM]
Oxygen Rebrands Network Oxygen: Live Out Loud
The network also unveiled Oxygen Everywhere, "a multiplatform strategy that puts the network in front of its young, female audience - everywhere they are."

[04/23/08 - 08:48 AM]
It's Mi-5, Not 9-5, as Season Four Blasts on to BBC America
Season four immediately follows season three and premieres Wednesday, May 21, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[04/23/08 - 08:47 AM]
FOX Secures Renewable Energy for "American Idol" Season Finale Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 21, on Fox
The power will be provided by LADWP's "Green Power for a Green LA Program," and sources will include a combination of solar energy, wind energy and hydropower.

[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).







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[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.

[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
Syfy Picks Up Image's Killer High School Comic "Deadly Class" to Series
The story is set in the counter-culture of the late 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who is recruited into an elite private school filled with the children of crime families and affluent criminals.