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[04/29/08 - 06:06 PM]
G4 Announces Unique New Series That Combines Eating Competitions with Gut-Wrenching Physical Challenges
The half-hour series "Hurl!" premieres this summer.

[04/29/08 - 06:05 PM]
Discovery Channel Ranks as the Highest-Quality Network for the Eighth Consecutive Year in the 2008 Beta Research Brand Identity of Basic Cable/Broadcast Networks Study
In addition, viewers rank Discovery Channel #1 among networks deemed entertaining and informative (tie).

[04/29/08 - 06:03 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Records Highest Rated and Most Watched April Ever
Comedy Central spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/08 - 05:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 29
Updates include: Shenae Grimes and Lori Loughlin join the Mills family on The CW's "90210" revival.

[04/29/08 - 12:52 PM]
NBC and Fremantlemedia North America Team-Up with Myspace on Virtual Audition City Episode of Hit Summer Series "America's Got Talent"
Individuals can go to MySpace and upload video of their talents from Tuesday, April 29 - Monday, May 5.

[04/29/08 - 12:51 PM]
Bravo Marks Highest Rated April Ever and Is Fastest Growing Cabler 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/08 - 12:50 PM]
Generation O Brings Oxygen Its Best Month Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/08 - 12:49 PM]
Star Jones to Host First-Ever "Bad Girls Club" Reunion Special for Oxygen
The one-hour special airs on Tuesday, May 20 at 9:30/8:30c.

[04/29/08 - 12:46 PM]
New Episodes of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill Deliver Youth for the CW's New Night of Drama
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, April 28.

[04/29/08 - 11:22 AM]
Lifetime Television Sizzles in April with Double-Digit Gains Among W18-49 and W25-54
Plus: Jodi Picoult's "The Tenth Circle," starring Kelly Preston and Ron Eldard, will premiere Saturday, June 28.

[04/29/08 - 11:18 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 21, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/29/08 - 11:17 AM]
Massive Crowd Turns Out for First Open Casting Session for "High School Musical: Summer Session"
The next casting call will be held Wednesday, May 7 at Champion Stadium in Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

[04/29/08 - 11:13 AM]
CBS Reclaims Number One Spot Among Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/29/08 - 11:12 AM]
CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" Post Week-To-Week Increases in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 28.

[04/29/08 - 11:09 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of April 21-27
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/29/08 - 09:34 AM]
NBC Announces Golden Globe Winner and Oscar(R)-Nominated Angela Bassett Will Join the Cast of 'Er' for 15th and Final Season
She'll play a "tough-as-nails attending physician who is coming back to Chicago after doing tsunami relief work in Indonesia."

[04/29/08 - 09:08 AM]
BBC Brings Programs to Itunes Store in U.S.
"Robin Hood," "Torchwood" and "Little Britain" will be the first shows available.

[04/29/08 - 09:05 AM]
Ghost Whisperer Brings Supernatural Energy to Ion Television
"Heading into its fourth season on CBS, this award-winning supernatural series has the great stories and loyal audience we're seeking in order to grow ION Television into a popular, entertainment network," said ION's Brandon Burgess.

[04/29/08 - 08:17 AM]
A&E Network Announces Comprehensive Brand Positioning
The centerpiece of the new brand will be the tagline "Real Life. Drama.," it was announced at the network's upfront presentation by Bob DeBitetto.

[04/28/08 - 06:41 PM]
FOX Lays Out Late Summer Lineup
Repeats of "Sarah Connor" and "Prison Break" will join the network's Monday schedule on August 11 while "Bones" and "House" will shift to their old Tuesday slots on July 22.

[04/28/08 - 05:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 28
Updates include: "The Simpsons" alums to run Mitch Hurwitz's "Sit Down, Shut Up" for FOX; and Jay Mohr is set to topline a new potential comedy for CBS.

[04/28/08 - 05:50 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "12 Miles of Bad Road" (HBO)

[04/28/08 - 05:16 PM]
Universal Unveils Inaugural Slate of Film and TV Offerings Coming to Blu-Ray(Tm) Disc Day and Date with Dvd
Marking the rollout of the studio's first global release on Blu-ray will be the "Heroes: Season Two," which will debut beginning August 26.

[04/28/08 - 05:13 PM]
Landmark Programming from Stephen J. Cannell Productions InC. Available on Itunes
The initial offerings include "21 Jump Street," "Hunter" "The Greatest American Hero" and "Wiseguy" with other titles to be added in the coming weeks.

[04/28/08 - 02:57 PM]
Bravo's 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List' Wins Glaad Award to Air June 27
In total, Bravo garnered three of the five nominations in the Outstanding Reality Program category.

[04/28/08 - 02:55 PM]
CBS Ratings ExtrA... "The Price Is Right" in Prime Time
CBS spins the numbers for "The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular" to date this season.

[04/28/08 - 02:54 PM]
Adam Jasinski Wins "Big Brother" and the Grand Prize of $500,000!!
CBS details the winner of "Big Brother."

[04/28/08 - 01:18 PM]
Coming Off Record Setting Ratings Success History(Tm) Builds on Its Momentum Greenlighting Seven New Series
The series cover such topics as "the complexity of machines, remarkable trains, ancient battles, historical inventions, underground construction, seminal moments in history and the evolution of civilization."

[04/28/08 - 01:16 PM]
Britney Spears Returns to "How I Met Your Mother," Monday, May 12
"We're all so thrilled to have Britney joining us once again. And just to head it off at the pass this time around: Yes, Mom, Britney's very nice and no, I can't get her autograph for you," said co-creator Craig Thomas.

[04/28/08 - 11:14 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 27, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 27.

[04/28/08 - 11:12 AM]
ABC.com to Host Video Blog with Cast of "Women's Murder Club"
Viewers can see their questions answered by the cast, including video responses from Angie Harmon, Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar, Laura Harris, Tyrees Allen and Rob Estes.

[04/28/08 - 09:48 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Bringing Hit Drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" to Weekday Syndication in Fall 2009
The series has been sold in 18 of the nation's top 20 markets, including the Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles Chicago, Dallas, and Washington D.C.

[04/28/08 - 09:00 AM]
The Next Food Network Star Shines Bright Beginning Sunday, June 1st at 10 PM ET/PT
The new season features guest appearances by Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, Paula Deen and more!

[04/28/08 - 08:57 AM]
Spike TV Cranks Out Its First Original Comedy with "Factory"
Directed, produced by and starring "Strangers with Candy" co-creator Mitch Rouse, the comedy premieres Sunday, June 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/08 - 08:54 AM]
A&E Launches Minisite WwW.theandromedastraiN.com in Support of Original Two-Night Television Event "The Andromeda Strain"
The minisite includes a four-week long serial game, online photos and bios, downloadable wallpapers, AIM avatars and movie posters, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast members and film makers.

[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.







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