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[04/25/08 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 25
Updates include: Alyssa Milano and Nathan Fillion tapped for ABC pilots; A&E and ION to share "Criminal Minds"; and Tom Everett Scott to visit "Law & Order."

[04/25/08 - 03:32 PM]
Juicy J and Dj Paul from the Academy Award-Winning Rap Group Three 6 Mafia Guest Star on "Numb3rs," on Friday, May 9
The pair will perform "Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)," the first single from their new album "Last 2 Walk" which comes out on June 24.

[04/25/08 - 12:14 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, April 24, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 24.

[04/25/08 - 12:11 PM]
CBS Wins Every Half Hour in Viewers on the First Night of the May Sweep
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 24.

[04/25/08 - 12:10 PM]
Top Model and "Girlicious" Strut to Season Highs in Target Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/08 - 05:52 PM]
CMT Puts the Home Makeover Genre on Wheels with New Series "Mobile Home Disaster" Premiering Friday, May 16
John Caparulo hosts the series, which originally aired as a backdoor pilot special (hosted by Bill Engvall) on The WB in 2005.

[04/24/08 - 05:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 24
Updates include: "Aliens in America's" Adhir Kalyan to check into "Nip/Tuck"; Tricia Helfer reports to USA's "Burn Notice"; and FOX to go after "Bad Dads."

[04/24/08 - 04:35 PM]
Nick Lachey to Host Disney's "High School Musical: Summer Session"
The open casting calls start this Sunday, April 27 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, and continue on Wednesday, May 7 at Champion Stadium in Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

[04/24/08 - 02:48 PM]
And Then There Were Two!! -- Sheila Is Voted Out of the Big Brother House by Ryan, Leaving Two Houseguests at the Mercy of the Jury for the Grand Prize
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[04/24/08 - 02:47 PM]
Two Epic Open Casting Calls for "High School Musical" Reality Series on Abc, the First This Sunday, April 27, at Long Beach Arena
The first is this Sunday, April 27 at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

[04/24/08 - 02:45 PM]
A&E Network Acquires CBS Television Distribution's Criminal Minds for September 2009
Additionally, starting in May 2008, A&E will begin weekly broadcasts of episodes from its first three seasons of the series.

[04/24/08 - 02:02 PM]
CBS Program Advisory -- "Shark" Moves to Tuesdays at 9:00 PM for Three Broadcasts
SHARK will move to the Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM) time period for its next three broadcasts, effective April 29.

[04/24/08 - 01:48 PM]
Planet Green's World Premiere Television Event, Greensburg, Chronicles the Rebirth of a Kansas Town
GREENSBURG will premiere on Planet Green on Sunday, June 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT and will air every Sunday for 12 additional weeks.

[04/24/08 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's 'Nashville Star' Rounds Out Its Panel of Judges/Mentors with Five Time Songwriter of the Year and Multi-Platinum Producer Jeffrey Steele
Steele joins the previously announced judges Jewel and John Rich as well as host Billy Ray Cyrus.

[04/24/08 - 12:28 PM]
Bravo Names Jerry Leo Senior Vice President, Program Strategy and Acquisitions
"Jerry has been the architect of many of Bravo's creative scheduling strategies - pioneering the now often imitated show stacking and hand-off strategy for new shows," said Bravo's Frances Berwick.

[04/24/08 - 12:21 PM]
We TV Holds Nationwide Search to Reunite Loved Ones for New Series "The Locator"
The series follows Troy Dunn, a professional with over 16 years of experience of connecting people, on intense and emotionally-charged journeys to reunite "half the world with the other half" and bring closure to those seeking it.

[04/24/08 - 11:40 AM]
'Law & Order,' Featuring the Farewell Appearance of Jesse L. Martin, Locks Up Its Best Numbers Since Its Season Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/08 - 11:18 AM]
CBS's Online Store to Auction Clothes and Accessories Worn by Jennifer Love Hewitt on This Friday's "Ghost Whisperer" Episode
The show's first-ever online wardrobe auction goes live on Friday, April 25, immediately after the show airs on the East Coast.

[04/24/08 - 11:17 AM]
The Finale of the CW's "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" Throws in a Surprise Twist
The netlet details last night's finale of "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious."

[04/24/08 - 08:38 AM]
Ion Television Gets in Your Head with "Criminal Minds"
The series will join recent additions "Boston Legal," "The Steve Harvey Show," "Family Feud" and "Quantum Leap."

[04/24/08 - 08:36 AM]
The CW's May Sweep Features Winners, Sinners and Home-Cooked Dinners
(SPOILERS) The netlet presents an overview of its May sweeps highlights.

[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.







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[04/19/18 - 08:19 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
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[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
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[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
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