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[05/05/08 - 05:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 5
Updates include: "Family Guy's" Seth MacFarlane inks a nine-figure deal with 20th; Mike O'Malley joins NBC's "Enemy"; and more casting news as we build up to upfront week.

[05/05/08 - 02:48 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Greenlights "Reality Binge" - Weekly Comedic Series Featuring Most Outrageous Moments in Reality Television
Comedian Eric Toms hosts the series, which bows Thursday, July 10 at 7p ET/PT.

[05/05/08 - 01:55 PM]
NBC Announces Two New Heart-Pounding Events and Three New Gladiators Who Will Join the Revamped Team of Existing Warriors in the Premiere Episode of the High-Octane Hit 'American Gladiators' Monday, May 12
Plus: the new season will shift filming to the LA Sports Arena.

[05/05/08 - 01:22 PM]
Finalists Revealed for Third Season of 'HGTV Design Star'
The network's top-rated series returns for a third season on Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and runs through Sunday, August 3.

[05/05/08 - 12:49 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 4, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 4.

[05/05/08 - 12:43 PM]
Academy Award Winner Jessica Lange, Emmy Award Winner Tammy Blanchard and Emmy and Golden Globe Award Nominee Jobeth Williams to Star in "Sybil," a New Movie to Be Broadcast Saturday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network
The original movie, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Flora Rheta Schreiber, was announced more than two years ago.

[05/05/08 - 12:43 PM]
Lindsay Lohan Joining the Cast for Multi-Episode Arc of ABC's Award-Winning Series "Ugly Betty"
She'll play "a mean girl from high school who suddenly resurfaces in Betty's life," a role which she'll also reprise next season.

[05/05/08 - 12:38 PM]
The CW Television Network and Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Team Up for Two-Hour Weekday Programming Block Featuring New Court Series "Judge Jeanine Pirro" from Telepictures Productions Airing Monday-Friday at 3:00 P.M.
The linuep, which also includes "The Wayans Bros." and "The Jamie Foxx Show," will debut Monday, September 22.

[05/05/08 - 10:38 AM]
Contestants from 'Rock of Love,' 'I Love New York' and 'Flavor of Love' Are Back to Compete for Cold Hard Cash During VH1's Newest 'Celebreality' Series 'I Love Money' Premiering on Sunday, July 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Each day throughout the week the VH1.com will uncover the names of a few of the cast members until all have been revealed.

[05/05/08 - 10:31 AM]
NBC Universal Announces Exclusive Deal with Magical Elves - the Creative Team Behind Emmy Nominated Hit Shows Project Runway and Top Chef
The first-look agreement covers all of NBC Universal's broadcast, cable (Bravo, Oxygen, Sci-Fi and USA), digital and wireless properties.

[05/05/08 - 10:30 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Acquires Off-Net Cable Rights to CBS Television Distribution's Ghost Whisperer
Plus: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Charmed," "Early Edition" and "Mork & Mindy" are also heading to Sci Fi.

[05/05/08 - 10:26 AM]
Bravo Media Announces Cruise, Dvd, Book, Nationwide Tour and Brand Extensions
Among the developments: a "Top Chef" cruise and its first non-series DVD with "Work Out" star Jackie Warner (due on May 20).

[05/04/08 - 10:29 PM]
ABC Cuts 'Trees'; NBC Drops 'Monk,' 'Psych'
Four-episode marathons of "The Office" will assume "Monk" and "Psych's" Sunday slots on May 18 and May 25.

[05/03/08 - 12:38 PM]
Sci Fi Adds 'Charlie Jade,' More in Coming Months
Plus: Peter Fonda joins "Revolution," potential return dates for "Eureka" and "Stargate Atlantis" as well as a look at the network's 2008-09 season upfront reel.

[05/02/08 - 05:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 2
Updates include: Warren Christie to play ABC's "Prince of Motor City"; History to revisit "Ancient Discoveries"; and Tristan Wilds and Michael Steger expand The CW's "90210" cast.

[05/02/08 - 02:41 PM]
Emmy(R)-Award Winning Discovery Atlas Returns to the Discovery Channel in May and June
Upcoming episodes will focus on France, Japan, Mexico and India.

[05/02/08 - 12:51 PM]
Showtime Picks Up Tracey Ullman for Second Season and Commits to Production on British Comedian Marc Wootton's New Comedy Series
"Union's" second season of seven episodes will start production in the fall to air next year.

[05/02/08 - 11:59 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 1, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 1.

[05/02/08 - 11:58 AM]
Could One of These Four Players Could Be "The Mole"?
Plus: ABC bumps the show's premiere by one week to Monday, June 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/02/08 - 11:54 AM]
CBS Wins Every Half Hour in Viewers for the Second Consecutive Thursday in the May Sweep
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 1.

[05/02/08 - 10:01 AM]
Directors John Dahl ("Joy Ride," "The Last Seduction"), Larry Fessenden ("The Last Winter," "Wendigo") and Rupert Wainwright ("The Fog," "Stigmata") Added to Impressive Slate of Talent Signed to 'Fear Itself,' Premiering Thursday, June 5 at 10-11:00 P.M. Et
Jesse Plemons, James Roday, Maggie Lawson, Colin Ferguson, Briana Evigan, Clifton Collins Jr., Rachel Miner, Christie Laing, Wendell Pierce and Paula Jai Parker are also set to appear on the series, which was originally set for May 29.

[05/02/08 - 09:10 AM]
CMT Gets in the Ring with Hulk Hogan to Announce "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling"
"The audience is ready for something different and more contemporary, and through my partnership with BHE and CMT, that's exactly what were gonna do," said Hogan.

[05/02/08 - 08:23 AM]
MTV Is a Natural "Blonde!" Network Raises the Curtain on Broadway in Reality Competition Series "Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods"
Haylie Duff hosts the eight-episode series, which premieres Monday, June 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/02/08 - 08:09 AM]
Animated Zoologist Jarod Miller to Host "Greatest American Dog" (Working Title) When the New Reality Competition Series Premieres Thursday, July 10, on CBS
He currently hosts his own popular syndicated television show, "Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller," and is also the co-host of "PetFinder" on Animal Planet.

[05/02/08 - 08:06 AM]
Lifetime Television Proudly Announces October Marquee Event Original Movie, 'Living Proof' Starring Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award Winner Harry Connick, JR.
Previous efforts "Matters of Life & Dating" and "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" were also made as part of their "Stop Breast Cancer for Life" campaign.

[05/01/08 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 1
Updates include: Damon Wayans is "Never Better" for ABC; David Alan Basche to be the new ex of Debra Messing on USA's "Starter Wife"; and Jessica Stroup to move to The CW's "90210."

[05/01/08 - 05:29 PM]
Joint Statement Regarding Michael Rosenbaum's Departure from "Smallville"
The show's executive producers, The CW, Warner Bros. Television and Rosenbaum himself detail the actor's exit from the veteran drama.

[05/01/08 - 04:31 PM]
Ion Television Presents "Positively Entertaining" Program Lineup at 2008 Sales Presentation
"The Dead Zone" and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" are the latest additions the network's fall lineup.

[05/01/08 - 03:54 PM]
ABC Family Announces 2008 Summer and Fall Schedule
Newcomers include "The Middleman," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Samurai Girl," "Sophie" and "Roommates."

[05/01/08 - 03:51 PM]
Ugly Betty Viewers Can Bid on Amanda's Fierce Christian Siriano Blouse at Clothes Off Our Back
The blouse worn by Becki Newton's character on the May 1 episode will be auctioned off by The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.

[05/01/08 - 03:04 PM]
Stage 9 Digital Media Releases "Squeegees" in Web Syndication
The series premiered on February 28 as the studio's inaugural digital program, and was the most subscribed new partner video on YouTube in its first week.

[05/01/08 - 03:01 PM]
FX Orders New Drama Series Sons of Anarchy
Production is scheduled to begin in June and the series slated to premiere on FX in September.

[05/01/08 - 03:00 PM]
Katarzyna Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[05/01/08 - 01:28 PM]
For the First Time Ever, Country Music Fans Have the Power to Vote for Entertainer of the Year on the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards"
Each of the five nominees in the category are scheduled to perform on the live broadcast on CBS, Sunday, May 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

[05/01/08 - 01:26 PM]
Top Model Gets Fierce with the Competition by Winning the Hour in Adults 18-34 and Women Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 30.

[05/01/08 - 11:28 AM]
Dancing with the Stars Welcomes Grammy(R) Award-Winning Country Artists Rascal Flatts, Tuesday, May 6, to Help Commemorate It's 100th Episode
Plus: Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough will reunite for a special performance while Mel B. will hit the dance floor with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

[05/01/08 - 11:27 AM]
Celebrate Mother's Day with E-Cards on ABC.com
Among the themed e-cards: "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "Samantha Who?" and "Ugly Betty."

[05/01/08 - 11:26 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Partners with Pontiac to Integrate Live Commercials Into Nightly Episodes on Abc
Pontiac products, including the launch of the Pontiac Vibe, G8 and G6 GXP Edition, will be incorporated into various on-air acts throughout the show.

[05/01/08 - 11:24 AM]
High School Musical: Summer Session East Coast Open Call Details Announced
The date and location will be Wednesday, May 7 at Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida.

[05/01/08 - 10:39 AM]
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Set for a Two-Week Road Trip to Tape from the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions
DNC Week (August 26-29) will be taped at the University Of Denver while RNC Week (September 2-5) will be filmed at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.

[05/01/08 - 10:37 AM]
TV Land Greenlights New 'Cougar' Series from Mike Fleiss, a New Dating Show in Which a Mature Woman Chooses from a Batch of Eligible Young Men
The network will produce one-hour episodes slated to air in early 2009.

[05/01/08 - 10:33 AM]
Er on Ion Television: A Prescription for Success
Seasons 11-14 of the long-running drama will begin airing on the network in June.

[05/01/08 - 12:05 AM]
Interview: "Battlestar Galactica" Co-Executive Producer Mark Verheiden

[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.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
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[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
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Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
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[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
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[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
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[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.