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[05/16/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 16
Updates include: Rob Estes rounds out The CW's "90210" cast; "Dog the Bounty Hunter" to return to A&E; and Danielle Nicolet joins USA's "The Starter Wife" series.

[05/16/08 - 02:32 PM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Perform Special Tribute Performance to Eddy Arnold on "The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards"
Plus: Jason Alexander, Karolina Kurkova and David Spade are added as presenters during the May 18 event.

[05/16/08 - 12:32 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 15, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/08 - 12:29 PM]
Last Four Players NameD... Could One of These Be "The Mole"?
The series returns with "all-new missions, locations and music, plus online and mobile interactivity" starting Monday, June 2.

[05/16/08 - 09:57 AM]
Season Finales of "Csi" and "Without a Trace" Lead CBS to a Thursday May Sweep
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/08 - 09:56 AM]
Lauren Lee Smith Joins the Cast of "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation" as a Series Regular
She will play CSI Bryce Adams, "a smart, flirtatious, and witty non-conformist who entered law enforcement to rebel against her judgmental psychiatrist father."

[05/15/08 - 03:06 PM]
Whitney Thompson Wins "America's Next Top Model" on the Cw
The CW details the winner of the latest cycle of "America's Next Top Model."

[05/15/08 - 03:04 PM]
The 'Hottest Ticket on Television' Has Been Announced: The BET Awards '08
T-Pain leads the pack with five nominations, followed by Kanye West and Keyshia Cole with three each.

[05/15/08 - 02:06 PM]
TLC Goes Searching for the Master of Dance
Joey Lawrence hosts the series, which "tests the dancer's moves by changing the song mid-performance to see if they can really go with the flow."

[05/15/08 - 02:00 PM]
I Survived a Japanese Game Show Has Begun Shooting for a Hysterical Premiere, June 24 on Abc
Among the games/challenges: "Why Is This Food So Hard to Eat?" and "Crazy Crane Finds Fluffy Bear."

[05/15/08 - 01:56 PM]
ABC.com Premieres "Ask Grey's Anatomy"
The video blog features viewer questions being answered by executives producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

[05/15/08 - 01:02 PM]
Mary-Louise Parker, Tim Guinee, Tom Skerritt and Betty Buckley Star in "Vinegar Hill," a New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Saturday, May 24 on the CBS Television Network
The film, which is based on an Oprah Book Club Selection, was completed back in 2004.

[05/15/08 - 12:58 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - June 2008
Upcoming highlights include the season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" and the original movie "Backwoods."

[05/15/08 - 12:57 PM]
Oxygen Ranks #1 Among All Cable Networks with W18-34 in Tuesday 10p Timeslot
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 13.

[05/15/08 - 11:03 AM]
Adrian Grenier and His Environmental Entourage Go Green with Style in Planet Green's New Series, Alter Eco
A sneak preview of ALTER ECO will air on Planet Green's launch night on June 4 at 10 PM (ET/PT).

[05/15/08 - 10:59 AM]
Lifetime Networks' Summer of 2008 Kicks Off with Memorial Day Movie Festival May 25 and May 26
Upcoming originals include: "The Tenth Circle" (June 28), "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleading Scandal" (August 2), "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet" (August 9) and "True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl" (August 16).

[05/15/08 - 10:58 AM]
VH1 Acquires Full Library of America's Most Romantic Reality Show 'The Bachelor'
The network will air the first seven seasons during the first week of June - one season per day in a marathon format.

[05/15/08 - 10:51 AM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: FOX's Midseason Pilot Descriptions
Alfred Molina and Michael Landes are being tapped for "Courtroom K" while the kids are revealed on "Outnumbered."

[05/15/08 - 10:21 AM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: FOX's Returning Series Descriptions
J.B. Smoove gets upped to series regular on "'Til Death" while SPOILERS emerge about the next season's cast on "Prison Break" and "Bones."

[05/15/08 - 08:20 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2008-2009 Season
Two new dramas, three new comedies and one new unscripted show will join the network's schedule next season.

[05/15/08 - 06:21 AM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Winner "24" Gets a Jumpstart on the Clock with Special Two-Hour Prequel Sunday, November 23, on Fox
"We're excited about the prequel because it explores Jack's complex emotional state of mind and still has all the signature excitement and suspense that fans have come to expect from '24,'" said executive producer Howard Gordon.

[05/14/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Archuleta and David Cook Compete for "American Idol" Crown Tuesday, May 20, on Fox
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[05/14/08 - 09:16 PM]
NBC Details New Beers Series, Midseason Options
The Peacock adds newcomers "Salvage" and "Swords: Lives on the Line," keeps tabs on "Blue Blood," "Man of Your Dreams," "Top Gear" and "Zip."

[05/14/08 - 03:03 PM]
CBS and Eqal Team Up for First-Of-Its-Kind Partnership to Create Integrated TV and Online Shows
The partnership, while non-exclusive, gives CBS a "first look" in terms of collaborating on new multi-platform show concepts developed by EQAL.

[05/14/08 - 03:01 PM]
BBC America to Premiere Six New Body Image Documentaries on Sundays This Summer
The collection of documentaries includes "Too Ugly To Love," "Plastic Surgery Junkies with Louis Theroux" and "Transvestite Wives."

[05/14/08 - 01:38 PM]
Comedy Central's 'The Gong Show with Dave Attell' Begins Casting Open Call Auditions in Las Vegas on Monday, May 19 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Pt
All acts are welcome -- "from cutting edge variety to stupid human tricks and animal tricks, from the dark to the daring to the downright insane!"

[05/14/08 - 01:14 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 13.

[05/14/08 - 09:53 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Heats Things Up This Summer with All-New Series and Specials as Well as Returning Favorites
"Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" to return for season two while launch dates are set for "Reality Bites Back" and "The Gong Show with Dave Attell."

[05/14/08 - 09:51 AM]
Flavor Flav's Eternal Search for Love Finally Ends in Paris!
Plus: VH1 confirms "Flavor of Love" will end after three seasons.

[05/14/08 - 09:39 AM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: CBS & the Cw
Updates include: CBS names judges for "Greatest American Dog"; casting news for "Flashpoint" and "Harper's Island"; and early details on The CW's Media Rights Capital-produced block.

[05/14/08 - 08:18 AM]
Coldplay and the Pussycat Dolls Set to Take the Stage for the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" Live on Sunday, June 1
Coldplay is set to perform the single "Violet Hill" from their new album, Viva La Vida, to be released June 17th.

[05/14/08 - 08:11 AM]
Mena Suvari ("American Beauty") and Golden Globe(R) Award Winner Matthew Modine ("Weeds") to Star in Lifetime Original Movie "Sex & Lies in Sin City" (Working Title)
The film is based on the true story of the death of wealthy Las Vegas casino heir Ted Binion and the ensuing trial of his lover and her con artist boyfriend.

[05/14/08 - 07:15 AM]
2008 Tony Award(R) Nominees Announced
"In The Heights" leads all nominations with 13.

[05/14/08 - 06:44 AM]
Turner Entertainment Networks Offers Dynamic Programming Slate, Big Stars and Innovative New Options for Advertisers
George Clooney, Steven Bochco, Mark Burnett, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Dean Devlin, Ray Romano, Donnie Wahlberg, Jon Avnet, Russell Simmons, Joey "Run" Simmons, William H. Macy and Jamie Foxx all have projects in the works at TNT, TBS and truTV.

[05/14/08 - 06:43 AM]
CBS Announces New 2008-2009 Primetime Schedule
The lineup features five new series - two comedies and three dramas - and the launch of a new comedy block on Wednesdays.

[05/13/08 - 04:02 PM]
FOX's Foot-Stomping, Toe-Tapping No. 1 Summer Show "So You Think You Can Dance" Returns for Season Four Thursday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 28, on Fox
The network recaps its "Dance" schedule, which begins results shows on Thursday, June 12.

[05/13/08 - 04:01 PM]
FOX Reality Channel PresentS... the Biggest Week in Reality TV
Next week marks the finales of "Paradise Hotel 2" and "American Idol Extra" as well as the premiere "The Academy: LASD Class #368."

[05/13/08 - 03:46 PM]
The CW Announces Schedule for 2008-2009 Season
Newcomers "90210" and "Surviving the Filthy Rich" will take over Tuesday nights on the netlet.

[05/13/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Updates include: "Boston Legal" to end; "Here Come the Newlyweds" and "Dance War" may return; and details on the 17 pilots under consideration for midseason.

[05/13/08 - 01:52 PM]
Mankind's Latest Step on the Red Planet to Be Broadcast Live on Science Channel Tuesday May 13, 1:22 PM Et
"We're incredibly proud that Science Channel will cover this extraordinary live event and offer our audience exclusive analysis of NASA's historic mission," said the network's Clark Bunting.

[05/13/08 - 01:07 PM]
A Tree Isn't the Only Thing Growing in Brooklyn! MTV Heads to Brooklyn, New York as "The Real World" Begins Production on Season 21
The network has ordered 12 one-hour episodes of "The Real World: Brooklyn" which is scheduled to premiere in Q1 2009.

[05/13/08 - 12:49 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of May 5, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 5-11.

[05/13/08 - 12:48 PM]
Grammy(R) Award-Winning Superstar Usher Performs on the Season Finale of "Dancing with the Stars"
He'll perform "Love in this Club" as well as his Grammy-winning hit single, "Yeah."

[05/13/08 - 12:47 PM]
Another Major Award for "60 Minutes": Robert F. Kennedy Award Is the Ninth High Profile Journalism Honor This Season
The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award has been announced for "Evidence of Injustice," reported by Steve Kroft on November 18.

[05/13/08 - 12:44 PM]
CBS Is Number One Among Viewers for the Third Consecutive Week and the Fourth Time in the Last Six
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 5-11.

[05/13/08 - 12:43 PM]
Bravo's Hit Series "Work Out" Extends to DVD with the Launch of First Fitness DVD - "Workout: One-On-One Training with Jackie"
The DVD "delivers Jackie's intense personal workout, which can command up to $400 an hour at her famed Beverly Hills Sky Sport & Spa gym."

[05/13/08 - 12:40 PM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of May 5-11
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 5-11.

[05/13/08 - 11:18 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 13
Updates include: CBS to keep "The Unit," "Mother," "Christine" and "Rules"; "Moonlight" and "Shark" get the hook; and "The Amazing Race" is on track to air two editions next season.

[05/13/08 - 10:55 AM]
Spike TV and the Ufc Turn to Some Real Heavy Hitters for Season Eight of 'The Ultimate Fighter(R)'
Interim UFC heavyweight champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, will star in the new season, premiering Wednesday, September 17.

[05/13/08 - 10:54 AM]
All Four of CBS's Monday Comedies Post Week-To-Week Increases in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, May 12.







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[05/05/15 - 02:34 PM]
The CW Pulls "Cedric's Barber Battle" from Friday Lineup
Back-to-back episodes of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will now fill the 8:00/7:00c hour.

[05/05/15 - 02:31 PM]
Syfy and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television Reuniting to Develop Aldous Huxley's Classic Novel "Brave New World"
In the series, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in "hatcheries."

[05/05/15 - 01:07 PM]
It's Time to Get Saved with Lifetime(R)'s All-New Docuseries, "Preach" Premiering June 5
The six-episode series follows four powerful female leaders who believe God has given them the ability to heal the sick, see the future and rid people of their addictions.

[05/05/15 - 12:50 PM]
College Softball Conference Tournaments: 50 Games, 11 Championships
The ACC Championship Game (ESPN) and American Athletic Conference Championship Game (ESPN2) will be televised Saturday, May 9.

[05/05/15 - 12:45 PM]
Production Begins in Pittsburgh on WGN America's "Outsiders," New Original Drama Series from Peter Mattei, Peter Tolan and Paul Giamatti
David Morse, Joe Anderson, Thomas M. Wright and Ryan Hurst star in the 13-episode series, due in early 2016.

[05/05/15 - 12:34 PM]
U.S. Women's National Team Preps for World Cup in Two Send-Off Series Matches on FOX Sports 1
The series begins on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, with an important friendly against the Republic of Ireland, followed by a match against Mexico on Sunday, May 17.

[05/05/15 - 12:24 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Original Movie, "Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery" Becomes the Network's Most-Watched Film Among W25-54, Households, and Total Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, May 2.

[05/05/15 - 12:01 PM]
C. Thomas Howell and Henry Rollins to Guest Star in ABC Family's New Procedural Drama "Stitchers"
Howell will guest star in a recurring role as Daniel, a mysterious person Kirsten (series star Emma Ishta) knew long ago.

[05/05/15 - 11:48 AM]
Esquire Network Partners with Buick for "Knife Fight" Season Three - Debuts Short-Form Series "Eat Like a Man"
Select episodes feature on-air "pantry tours" with host Ilan Hall sourcing the latest secret ingredients in the Buick Regal GS.

[05/05/15 - 11:46 AM]
Josh Charles Joins Hit Series "Masters of Sex" in a Major Guest-Starring Role
He'll play Daniel Logan, a self-made businessman working in the scent industry.

[05/05/15 - 11:03 AM]
E! Continues to Expand Pop Culture Prowess with Two New Series and Dynamic Original Development Slate
"The Comment Section" and "Just Jillian" are on tap for late summer 2015 and early 2016, respectively.

[05/05/15 - 10:08 AM]
Poppy Montgomery Guest Stars in "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love" Premiering June 6
Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson return for this world premiere two-hour movie from Martha Williamson.

[05/05/15 - 09:19 AM]
Chiller Unveils 2015-2016 Original Programming, Including Original Movies and Network's First-Ever Original Series
"Slasher" follows the plight of a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders - based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents.

[05/05/15 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Offers Bonus Presentation of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" Next Sunday, May 10
Widely acclaimed at film festivals and in its recent limited theatrical run, the documentary debuted Monday, May 4.

[05/05/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Conan" to Film from Comic-Con(R) International July 8-11
This will mark the first time ever a late-night show has broadcast from San Diego during Comic-Con.