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[04/30/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro and Syesha Mercado Are "American Idol" Final Four
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/30/08 - 05:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 30
Updates include: FOX eyes three new animated series for next season; The CW's "90210" adds Jessica Walter; and Monica Raymund is the first to "Lie to Me" for FOX.

[04/30/08 - 03:45 PM]
The Doctor Is In! Emmy Award-Winner Hector Elizondo to Appear in Monk
"What attracted me first and foremost was to have the opportunity to work with Tony Shalhoub, a man whose reputation as an actor and collaborator proceed him," said Elizondo.

[04/30/08 - 02:56 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 29, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 29.

[04/30/08 - 02:09 PM]
Best April Ever for Espn, ESPN2 & Espnews
ESPN spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/30/08 - 11:52 AM]
NBC and Teleflora Shine the Spotlight on Fifteen Inspirational Moms in Nationwide Search for America's Favorite Mom
The winning mom will be crowned by Donny and Marie Osmond during the special, which airs Sunday, May 11 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/30/08 - 10:25 AM]
All the Blood, Puke and Boobs Are Back for the Third and Final Season! "Drawn Together Season Three: Uncensored" Dvd
Bonus materials include karaoke sing-along songs, classic network promos and audio commentary.

[04/30/08 - 10:06 AM]
Bravo's "Shear Genius" Returns for Season Two and Stylists Cut Or Get Cut
Look for the new season on Wednesday, June 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/30/08 - 10:05 AM]
Best April Ever for Sci Fi Among Younger and Female Viewers
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the month of April.

[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.







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[01/16/18 - 02:00 PM]
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"With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Falchuk] and Tim [Minear] have done it again," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

[01/16/18 - 01:21 PM]
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One of the biggest annual automotive events in America, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, features thousands of bidders, leading athletes and celebrities and dedicated collectors all vying for their next one-of-a-kind ride.

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
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[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Schedules Three-Hour "Billboard Music Awards" to Air Live Coast to Coast on Sunday, May 20 at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
The network acquired the rights to the "Billboard Music Awards" in a new multi-year deal signed in November.

[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
Nickelodeon's Viral Sports Clip Series "Crashletes" Returns for an Epic Third Season, Premiering Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT) in TeenNick's NickSports Block
Co-hosts Brandon Broady and Stevie Nelson will be joined by a guest athlete in each episode who will help provide in-depth analysis of viral sports bloopers, blunders and absurdities.

[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event.

[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
PBS Announces "Native America," New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018
Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces "#MeToo, Now What?" (w.t.) New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018
Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, hosts the series, premiering Friday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Announces Key Authors, Celebrities and Notable Figures in the Entertainment, Sports, News and Literary Worlds Lending Their Voices to "The Great American Read"
The series launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Acquires US Broadcast and Digital Rights to Season Two of "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty"
In season two, international supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas.

[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Season Three of the Critically Acclaimed International Hit Drama Series "Versailles"
Since its debut on Ovation in the fall of 2016, the series has been a remarkable success for the network, both on air and across its social networks.

[01/16/18 - 09:06 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Art of Wine with Acquisition of "The Wine Show" Season One
Starring Matthew Goode and his good friend Matthew Rhys, "The Wine Show" take viewers on a fresh, accessible and thoroughly entertaining new journey into wine.

[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
Raelle Tucker and Scott Winant to Collaborate with Blumhouse Television to Produce Scripted Drama Series for Facebook Watch
The series, "Sacred Lies" (working title), is based on the classic Grimms Brothers tale, "The Handless Maiden" and the novel, "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes.

[01/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
New Action-Packed Series "Fly Guys" Set to Debut on Facebook's Watch
The non-scripted series will follow an all-star crew of Europe's most talented acrobats and professional stunt performers.

[01/16/18 - 08:36 AM]
Bear Grylls Invites the Facebook Watch Community to "Face the Wild" with New Electus/BGV-Produced Adventure Docu-Series Launching March 21
Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild.