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[05/07/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Archuleta, David Cook and Syesha Mercado Are "American Idol" Top 3 Finalists
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[05/07/08 - 05:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7
Updates include: "October Road" creators in talks to run ABC's "Life on Mars"; HBO to revisit the Cowboys in "Hard Knocks"; and Esai Morales is set to topline Sci Fi's "Caprica."

[05/07/08 - 03:08 PM]
AMC Renews Critically-Acclaimed Original Series, Breaking Bad, for a Second Season
"From critical praise to strong ratings and a devoted audience, Breaking Bad further reinforced AMC as a top producer of high-quality, distinctive television," said AMC's Charlie Collier.

[05/07/08 - 12:02 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, May 6, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/08 - 12:00 PM]
Deanna Begins Her Search for That One Special Man When "The Bachelorette" Premieres, Monday, May 19, on Abc
The Alphabet details the 25 men who will compete for DeAnna Pappas's heart.

[05/07/08 - 11:56 AM]
NBC Universal Launches Women@nbcu
The initiative "will create a unique approach for advertisers to connect with this desirable demographic through NBC Universal brands, including Bravo, Oxygen, iVillage, and Green is Universal."

[05/07/08 - 11:55 AM]
Lauren Zalaznick Named President of NBC Universal's Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks
Zalaznick had served as President of Bravo Media and Oxygen Media and also leads NBCU's environmental initiative, "Green is Universal."

[05/07/08 - 09:41 AM]
MTV Invites Fans Inside "Live from the Hills Season Finale" On-Air and Online on May 12th Beginning at 8pm ET/PT Usher to Perform Live at Finale Event Hosted by "The Hills" Cast
Plus: MTV has also picked up the series for a fourth season of 19 new episodes beginning in August.

[05/07/08 - 09:39 AM]
Snl Finishes Season with Two Shows in May
Shia LeBoeuf and My Morning Jacket are set for this Saturday while Steve Carell and Usher will headline the season finale on May 17.

[05/07/08 - 09:38 AM]
Jeff Lewis, Everyone's Favorite Obsessive Compulsive Houseflipper, Is Back on Bravo's "Flipping Out," Tuesday, June 17 at 10 PM ET/PT
"My goal is to cut down my 'flip outs' from 15 a day to a maximum of five," said Lewis.

[05/07/08 - 09:37 AM]
Garth Brooks to Be Honored with the Crystal Milestone Award at the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
Brooks will also perform a special medley of his greatest hits during the broadcast.

[05/06/08 - 05:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6
Updates include: Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly head to Sci Fi's "Warehouse 13"; and Paula Malcomson is the first to join the network's "Battlestar Galactica" prequel.

[05/06/08 - 02:51 PM]
What Are You Giving Your Mom for Mother's Day? FOX's Sunday Animated Sons and Daughters Reveal Their Mother's Day Gifts to Help Inspire Yours
Plus: Viewers can send customizable e-cards at www.motherofasunday.com.

[05/06/08 - 02:50 PM]
Another D-Licious Season of Kathy Griffin's Emmy-Winning (Yes, Emmy-Winning) Series 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,' Thursday, June 12 at 9 PM ET/PT on Bravo
"I'll be behaving inappropriately around the world this season," said Griffin.

[05/06/08 - 01:39 PM]
TLC Asks the Inevitable Question: Your Place Or Mine?
Cameron Mathison hosts the game show, which premieres Sunday, June 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/06/08 - 01:38 PM]
Documentary Maxed Out to Premiere 5/14 at 9:00 P.M.!
The film, which depicts how the modern financial industry really works, will makes its television premiere on Showtime.

[05/06/08 - 01:33 PM]
CBS Is Number One in Viewers for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 28-May 4.

[05/06/08 - 11:58 AM]
Evil Meets Its Match on June 16! ABC Family's New Original Series "The Middleman" Is Here to Save the Day!
The cable channel confirms the show's time period as Mondays at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/06/08 - 11:53 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 28, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 28-May 4.

[05/06/08 - 11:50 AM]
ABC Studios Wins the Banff World Television Festival's 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award
ABC Studios was cited for "the enormous impact of its innovative programming" with breakthrough series like "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Criminal Minds" and "Grey's Anatomy."

[05/06/08 - 11:27 AM]
CMT's Hit Series, Gone Country, Returns for a Second Season
New season cast includes Sebastian Bach, Irene Cara, Mikalah Gordon, Jermaine Jackson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lorenzo Lamas and Sean Young.

[05/06/08 - 11:05 AM]
Oxygen's Sue Johanson Ends Long-Running Sex Advice Series "Talk Sex"
The late-night talk show will end its six season run this Sunday at midnight.

[05/06/08 - 11:02 AM]
NBC Results for the Week of April 28-May 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 28-May 4.

[05/06/08 - 10:57 AM]
CBS Places First on Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, May 5.

[05/06/08 - 10:33 AM]
Bridezillas' Is BacK...and This Time It's a Family Affair!
Also due back this summer: new seasons of "Wedding Central" and "Platinum Weddings."

[05/06/08 - 10:32 AM]
Nerds Rule the 2008 MTV Movie Awards!!!
Dominating the pack is "Superbad" with 5 nominations followed by "Juno" with 4 nods.

[05/06/08 - 10:30 AM]
Hdnet to Air Seasons One and Two of the Hit BBC Series 'Torchwood' Beginning Monday, May 12
"Our viewers have spoken," said HDNet's Mark Cuban. "They love TORCHWOOD so we're more than happy to give them an encore presentation of the first 26 episodes of this great series in full HD."

[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.







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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.