[monday, may 12, 2008]    
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[05/12/08 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Evening)
Updates include: Michael Rapaport joins FOX's "Prison Break"; ABC details "Finnegan" ensemble; and FOX passes on the Bernie Mac-led "Starting Under."

[05/12/08 - 02:52 PM]
America's Most Wanted Reaches Incredible 1000th Capture Milestone
John Walsh, host of the series, will mark the milestone with a special episode on Saturday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT) on FOX.

[05/12/08 - 02:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Late Afternoon)
Updates include: Zach Braff confirms "Scrubs" move to ABC; "Reaper" to return on The CW; and E! sets time periods for "Denise Richards" and "Living Lohan."

[05/12/08 - 02:46 PM]
TBS's Top-Rated Family Sitcom the Bill Engvall Show to Return for Second Season June 12
In its first season, the series set records as ad-supported cable's #1 original sitcom of all time among adults 25-54.

[05/12/08 - 12:14 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 11, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 11.

[05/12/08 - 12:03 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Afternoon)
Updates include: CBS picks up six pilots - four dramas and two comedies; ABC to keep "Eli Stone," drops "October Road," "Women's Murder Club"; and The CW adds "Filthy Rich" to its 2008-09 season roster.

[05/12/08 - 10:32 AM]
The CW to Partner with Media Rights Capital for Original Primetime Programming Sunday Nights
"This is a strategic move by The CW that will give viewers more original programming on Sunday nights than we have ever had," said The CW's Dawn Ostroff.

[05/12/08 - 10:19 AM]
Bravo Unveils Never Before Seen Footage of the Real Housewives of New York City
"The Real Housewives Of New York City: The Lost Footage" airs Tuesday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

[05/12/08 - 09:37 AM]
NBC Names Jimmy Fallon as Host of "Late Night" When Conan O'Brien Takes Over "The Tonight Show" in 2009
"We couldn't be happier to have Jimmy back on NBC and to have our number one-rated late night team fully in place for the future," said Ben Silverman, "Jimmy is more than just a likeable guy and a great comedian, he is genuinely interested in what people have to say."

[05/12/08 - 09:04 AM]
20th Century FOX Television and FOX Broadcasting Maintain Primetime Animation Leadership with Creation of 'FOX Inkubation'
"Fox Inkubation" will develop animated series through the creation of fully-formed "shorts" rather than by traditional script development.

[05/12/08 - 08:59 AM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Serves Up Users' Favorites
New webisodes of "The Office" and "Heroes" to begin in July.

[05/12/08 - 08:58 AM]
Danny Nucci, Haylie Duff and Ryan Merriman Star in Spike Original Movie 'Backwoods' Premiering Sunday, June 8 at 9 P.M.
The movie revolves around "a group of young colleagues who set out for a fun company retreat in the remote woods, only to find themselves hunted by the unknown and fighting for their lives."

[05/12/08 - 06:53 AM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Morning)
Updates include: Peter Berg to helm FOX's "Virtuality"; Frances Fisher heads to Sci Fi's "Eureka"; and FOX formalizes its "Fringe" and "Dollhouse" pickups.

[05/12/08 - 06:31 AM]
Ryan Seacrest and NBC Want to Know -- 'Are You a Momma's Boy?'
The series centers on a group of mothers who must help choose the perfect bride for their complacent sons.

[05/12/08 - 06:26 AM]
NBC and Gm Form Important Cross-Platform Marketing and Programming Partnership for New NBC Fall Drama 'My Own Worst Enemy'
The show will prominently feature two different GM cars -- one for each of the personalities embodied by Christian Slater's character.

[05/11/08 - 04:33 PM]
Development Update: Sunday, May 11
Updates include: "Boston Legal" and "The Game" get renewals; FOX pulls the plug on "New Amsterdam"; and J.D. Roth to host ABC's "Opportunity Knocks."

[05/10/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Search for the Next Great Country Music Duo Continues as the Final Eight Duos Are Revealed and Move on to Compete for a Recording Contract with Sony Bmg Nashville
CMT details the finalists on "Can You Duet," which airs Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/10/08 - 08:15 AM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 10
Updates include: FOX adds "The Inn," "Sit Down, Shut Up" to 2008-09 slate; "Back to You" out while "'Til Death" is in; and Jennie Garth is officially returning to "90210."

[05/09/08 - 05:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9
Updates include: Alexander Payne to direct "Hung" for HBO; Damon Lindelof promises the full 48 of "Lost"; and FOX passes on "The Oaks."

[05/09/08 - 02:58 PM]
Dominique Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[05/09/08 - 02:01 PM]
CBS Scores Ratings Hat Trick on May Sweep Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/08 - 01:52 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 8, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/08 - 01:50 PM]
Four More Players NameD... Could One of These Be "The Mole"?
The series returns - with all-new missions, locations and music, plus online and mobile interactivity - on Monday, June 2.

[05/09/08 - 01:42 PM]
NBC's 'Deal Or No Deal' Is Upping the Ante Like Never Before to Give Away the Top Prize During Its Exciting Multi-Million Dollar Madness
Contestants will be able to determine just how many one million dollar cases - 2 to 13 - they get to have on their board.

[05/09/08 - 01:40 PM]
NBC Gives Daring Facebook Users the Chance to Face Off with 'The Official American Gladiators Challenge'
The interactive social gaming application will allow users to square off for the chance to win an official "American Gladiators" Joust Stick and more!

[05/09/08 - 10:06 AM]
TruTV's Thrilling New Original Series Black Gold Digs Into the High-Stakes World of Texas Oil Drilling
The new series, from Original Productions, premieres Wednesday, June 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/08/08 - 05:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8
Updates include: Ruben Santiago-Hudson cast in ABC's "Castle"; David Sutcliffe to return to "Private Practice"; and the Alphabet passes on "The Golden Cage."

[05/08/08 - 03:06 PM]
CBS: America's Number One Network Since the Return of Original Programming
CBS spins the numbers for March 31-May 4.

[05/08/08 - 03:04 PM]
MTV Networks Upfront Presentation: 'The Ultimate Roi: Return on Innovation'
The presentation highlighted "return on innovation" -- "the value for marketers in MTVN's reinvention of how audiences experience content and advertising on every screen."

[05/08/08 - 02:56 PM]
Trick My Truck Rolls Into Season Four with Seven New Episodes Premiering Friday, May 16 on Cmt
This season, the "Truck" crew welcomes new members Kelvin Locklear, Matt Moore, Steve Harrah and Allen Harrah.

[05/08/08 - 01:51 PM]
Military Channel's World Premiere Series Showdown: Air Combat Recreates Historic Dogfights Using Restored Fighters from Every Era of Aerial Warfare
With ten world premiere episodes, SHOWDOWN: AIR COMBAT launches on the Military Channel starting Sunday, June 15 from 10-11 PM ET.

[05/08/08 - 01:15 PM]
ABC Announces Details of Grand Prize for Winner of "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" [new Title]
The winner will appear in a music video shown in the end credits of the feature film, Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," opening this fall.

[05/08/08 - 01:11 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Recreates a Classic and Greenlights "The Gong Show with Dave Attell"
The new series is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, July 17.

[05/08/08 - 01:08 PM]
Bravo Is Completely Green with Emmy
Replacing the non-eco friendly award mailers, the network will make their series and specials solely available for download online.

[05/08/08 - 01:06 PM]
'Heroes' Action Figures to Hit Stores This Summer
Initial release to include "Claire Bennet," "Hiro Nakamura," "Peter Petrelli," "Mohinder Suresh" and "Sylar."

[05/08/08 - 01:05 PM]
Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and Leann Rimes Set to Perform, and Kenny Chesney and George Strait Will Perform a Duet, on the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Criss Angel, Clint Black, Brooks & Dunn, Kaley Cuoco, Sara Evans, Jewell, Lady Entebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Mates of Emerson Drive, Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw, Randy Owen, John Rich, Carrie Underwood, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood are named presenters.

[05/08/08 - 01:04 PM]
Tony Award-Winning Star of Stage and Screen Whoopi Goldberg to Host "The 62nd Annual Tony(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, Sunday, June 15 on the CBS Television Network
"I'm very excited to be hosting the Tony Awards," said Whoopi Goldberg. "I love Broadway and I'm thrilled to be doing anything for the first time. I'm gonna have a blast."

[05/08/08 - 08:54 AM]
Bravo Taps Gretta Monahan as "Fashion Accomplice" for Season Two of "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style"
She'll take over for the departing Veronica Webb.

[05/08/08 - 08:52 AM]
Spike TV Announces New Slate of Original, Non-Scripted Pilots
Plus: Kurt Angle and Cade Courtley will host two of the network's previously announced projects.

[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.

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[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Bones: The Final Chapter" to Premiere Tuesday, January 3, on FOX
The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.

[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Delivers Big for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 2 is up 36% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[10/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
World Series Game 2 Posts 11.3 Overnight Rating, Drives FOX to Primetime Victory for Second Consecutive Night
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/16 - 08:52 AM]
TV One's "Rickey Smiley for Real" Returns for a Third Season, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 P.M. ET
While Rickey Smiley continues to struggle to maintain his sanity by juggling his hectic business, family and personal schedules, the show will also follow the hilarity and hi-jinx of his family and co-workers.

[10/27/16 - 08:16 AM]
Disney Channel Sees Future in Spin-Off of "That's So Raven"
As the pilot story goes, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

[10/27/16 - 07:38 AM]
James Bay, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Vives with Shakira to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting.

[10/27/16 - 07:00 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Two Live Shows During Election Week on CBS
On Monday, November 7, Stephen Colbert will be joined by Don Cheadle, Katherine Waterston and musical guest Drive-By Truckers.

[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.