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[05/27/08 - 03:56 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 27
Updates include: Alan Ball to spearhead HBO's "Bad Girls" import; ABC completes "Five Year Plan" casting; and Media Rights Capital sets midseason plans for The CW.

[05/27/08 - 03:25 PM]
4.8 Million Viewers Have Been Infected by A&E's 'The Andromeda Strain'
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, May 26.

[05/27/08 - 03:13 PM]
Odyssey Marine Exploration Shipwreck Expeditions to Become World Premiere Series on Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel expects to premiere the 11-part High Definition (HD) series to worldwide audiences in 2009.

[05/27/08 - 02:08 PM]
Abc, Cbs, NBC Announce Historic Collaboration to 'Stand Up to Cancer'
The trio will each donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for a nationally televised fundraising event to air on Friday, September 5.

[05/27/08 - 12:53 PM]
Soapnet Orders Second Season of Record-Setting Original Series "General Hospital: Night Shift," a Franchise Extension of ABC's Top Rated Daytime Drama "General Hospital"
Production will begin in June and the series will premiere in July and air Tuesdays at 11:00 p.m.

[05/27/08 - 12:27 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, May 26, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 26.

[05/27/08 - 12:25 PM]
Cameron Mathison and Sherri Shepherd to Host "The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," Live, June 20 on ABC
Plus: ABC will preview SOAPnet's new original scripted series, "MVP," following the event at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/27/08 - 12:15 PM]
Media Rights Capital Announces Fall Line-Up for Original Sunday Night Primetime Slate to Air on the Cw
The block will launch with a one-hour narrative reality show, a half-hour family comedy and two one-hour long dramas.

[05/27/08 - 09:44 AM]
CMT Acquires the Rights to Second Run of NBC's "Nashville Star"
The series will regularly encore Fridays at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/08 - 08:53 AM]
Ion Television Injects "Er" Into Primetime Lineup with All-Star Marathon Kickoff
The series will join the network on Monday, June 9 with a four-day marathon.

[05/27/08 - 12:01 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Suspect" (ABC)

[05/27/08 - 12:01 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Life on Mars" (ABC, Original Pilot)

[05/23/08 - 05:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 23
Updates include: "24" prequel adds trio; Kelsey Grammer to head ABC's "Roman's Empire"; and Ron Perlman signs up for FX's "Sons of Anarchy."

[05/23/08 - 03:10 PM]
TLC Goes Searching for the Master of Dance
The Joey Lawrence-hosted series will now premiere on Monday, June 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/23/08 - 11:25 AM]
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to Return to the CBS Television Network in Fall 2008
This year's show will take place at the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

[05/23/08 - 11:23 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 22, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 22.

[05/23/08 - 11:09 AM]
Law & Order: Criminal Intent to Return to USA for Eighth Season
16 new episodes will roll out during the 2008-09 season.

[05/23/08 - 09:51 AM]
Sleuth Enters Into Summer with Big Laughs and Veteran Crimefighters in June
A special Father's Day marathon gives dads "a chance to relax and watch some of the toughest dads in the business hard at work."

[05/23/08 - 09:50 AM]
Chiller Kicks Off Summertime in June with Summer Camp Classics and a Terrifying Salute to June Weddings
Chiller favorite Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes") returns in June with a three-hour marathon of "Profit" on Sunday, June 29 from 5-8pm and 12-3am ET.

[05/23/08 - 09:44 AM]
Uni Hd Is Bringing Sexy Back in June to Kick Off Summer
"Sexy Summer Sundays" sizzle up summer beginning June 8 with the premieres of "South Beach" and "Sex, Love and Secrets."

[05/23/08 - 09:40 AM]
Generation O Delivers Oxygen Its Most Successful Month in Primetime in May
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/23/08 - 09:18 AM]
NBC Reveals Fall Series Premiere Dates
Plus: "America's Toughest Jobs" gets bumped up to the fall and "Kath & Kim" heads to Thursdays.

[05/23/08 - 01:50 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Fringe" (FOX)

[05/23/08 - 01:50 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cure, The" (FOX)

[05/22/08 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 22
Updates include: MyNetworkTV formalizes fall slate; CCH Pounder heads to Sci Fi's "Warehouse 13"; and Eriq La Salle is set to star in a Hallmark original.

[05/22/08 - 03:09 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company, 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions Announce Sponsors for Fourth Season of "So You Think You Can Dance"
Unilever's Snuggle fabric conditioner and Wrigley's Extra Fruit Sensations gum will be this season's official sponsors.

[05/22/08 - 02:23 PM]
The Battle Is Back! MTV Serves Up Season Two of "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Beginning Thursday, June 19 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: Viewers will get a front row seat as the top 10 dance crews are selected during MTV's Live Casting Special on Saturday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m. ET/tape delayed PT.

[05/22/08 - 01:22 PM]
Production Has Begun on ABC's Summer Series "Wipeout," Where Fearless Contestants Compete on the Wildest Obstacle Course Ever Seen on TV
John Henson and John Anderson will host the series, which premieres Tuesday, June 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/22/08 - 01:21 PM]
Louis J. Horvitz to Direct "60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," Airing Sunday, September 21 on Abc
In February Horvitz directed "The 80th Annual Academy Awards," marking his 12th year at the helm of the Oscars.

[05/22/08 - 01:20 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's Emmy and Webby Award-Winning ABC.com Full Episode Player to Add New Customization and Enhanced Viewing Features This Fall
The new player will feature "a completely redesigned user interface and will incorporate several enhancements to allow for user customization, interactivity and improved viewing capabilities."

[05/22/08 - 01:06 PM]
Sam Neill ('The Tudors,' 'Jurassic Park'), Sean Bean ('The Lord of the Rings') and Joss Ackland ('Lethal Weapon 2') to Join the Cast of NBC's New Fall Adventure Drama Series 'Crusoe'
The trio joins the previously announced Philip Winchester and Anna Walton.

[05/22/08 - 10:50 AM]
June Is Jam Packed with 'Instant' Gratification as the N Premieres Final Season of Instant Star and Launches the Hit Teen Comedy That '70s Show
"That '70s Show" will air nightly with two back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight (ET) starting June 30.

[05/22/08 - 10:49 AM]
Showtime's Super Skeptics Slash Into a Sixth Season
"Penn & Teller: Bullshit" returns for 10 new episodes on on Thursday, June 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/08 - 10:12 AM]
Start Your EngineS...CNBC's Jim Cramer Heads from Wall Street to Nascar's Pit Road for His First NBC Special: "The American Dream with Jim Cramer"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, June 13 at 7:00/6:00c on NBC.

[05/22/08 - 09:22 AM]
Vanessa Williams to Host Sixth Annual 'TV Land Awards'
The network also announced that this year's show will honor Mike Myers, Garry Marshall, "Roseanne," "The Golden Girls" and Jonathan Winters among others.

[05/22/08 - 12:48 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Privileged" (The Cw, Original Presentation)

[05/22/08 - 12:48 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Austin Golden Hour" (The CW)

[05/21/08 - 10:00 PM]
David Cook Is Crowned the "American Idol"
FOX details the final "American Idol" elimination.

[05/21/08 - 05:23 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 21
Updates include: USA orders two pilots; Teri Polo to topline ABC's "Finnegan"; and "Miami Ink" calls it quits at TLC.

[05/21/08 - 01:57 PM]
Discovery Channel Launches When We Left Earth: The Nasa Missions Website
The site offers an extensive offering of interactive online destinations, from a timeline of NASA's missions to learning little known facts about astronauts.

[05/21/08 - 01:32 PM]
Bravo Expands Production and Development Teams
Among the promotions: Andy Cohen has been upped to Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development.

[05/21/08 - 01:31 PM]
NBC Universal Debuts One-Of-A- Kind 'Heroes' Trading Cards from the Topps Company
Ninety cards are featured in the first set, which focuses on characters and scenes from the first season of the show.

[05/21/08 - 11:51 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, May 20, 2008 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 20.

[05/21/08 - 11:47 AM]
Evil Reigns Supreme on Comedy Central! Network Renews "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" for a Second Season
"I am conflicted. I am thrilled it's been picked up but it means I have to go back to work," said Black.

[05/21/08 - 11:44 AM]
Hit Series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" Returns for Third Season on June 17th at 10pm ET/PT
The series is set to premiere on June 17th at 10pm ET/PT with eight one-hour episodes.

[05/21/08 - 11:42 AM]
Tori Spelling and Dean Mcdermott Host "Oxygen's 25iest: Power Couples" - a Look at the 25 Couples Who Are Making a Mark on Pop Culture
The duos are broken down along the lines of "STYLEiest," "MONEYiest," "SEXiest," "LOVEiest" and "IMPACTiest" to reveal "how they've made their unique imprint on pop culture."

[05/21/08 - 10:21 AM]
Two-Hour Season Finale of "Ncis" Leads CBS to Its Largest Tuesday Audience of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 20.

[05/21/08 - 09:20 AM]
Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and the Flaming Lips Pay Tribute to Legendary Rock Band the Who in Third Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors' Premiering Thursday, July 17 at 9:00pm* from the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles
Tickets will go on sale for Who Fan Club members on Friday, June 6 and the general public on Sunday, June 8.

[05/21/08 - 09:19 AM]
The 51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards Will Be Broadcast Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, FeB. 8 on the CBS Television Network
Nominations will be announced in Los Angeles on December 4.

[05/21/08 - 12:54 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eleventh Hour" (CBS)







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[09/03/15 - 10:07 AM]
British Pop Sensation Little Mix to Perform with "America's Got Talent" Finalists Acroarmy for Sept. 9 Semifinal Results Show on NBC
Little Mix - singers Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall - have quickly established themselves as one of the brightest pop acts in Britain.

[09/03/15 - 10:01 AM]
Disney XD Greenlights "Lab Rats: Elite Force," a Spin-Off of Popular Series "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Mighty Med"
Reprising their starring roles on their respective series are Billy Unger as Chase and Bradley Steven Perry as Kaz, Jake Short as Oliver, Paris Berelc as Skylar, and Kelli Berglund as Bree.

[09/03/15 - 09:35 AM]
USA Network Wins the Summer, Ranking #1 in Key Demos Across All Basic Cable
USA spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
SundanceTV Joins Forces with Red Arrow International, Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures in New Zealand on Original Genre Series "Cleverman"
Set in the near future, the series follows a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them, and want to silence, exploit and kill them.

[09/03/15 - 08:55 AM]
"The Carmichael Show" Grows in Its Second Week, Up 18% at 9 P.M., 22% at 9:30
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/15 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges CBS, FOX for Demo Crown
Plus: the Peacock's "America's Got Talent" is the night's most-watched program overall.

[09/03/15 - 07:51 AM]
Discovery's #1-Rated Show "Gold Rush" Returns for Sixth Season with Miners Facing New Challenges and Unexpected Twists of Fate
The series returns with a two-hour premiere on Friday, October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/03/15 - 07:50 AM]
TLC Aims to Make a Big Difference with the Launch of National Multiplatform Campaign, "Give a Little TLC"
The initiative kicks off on Hunger Action Day(R) - Thursday, September 3 - and in partnership with Feeding America(R), the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

[09/03/15 - 07:42 AM]
ABC Is Up for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49 to a 2-Month High in Late-Night
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/15 - 07:22 AM]
Grammy Award-Winning Musician Patti LaBelle Takes Center Stage in the Kitchen on Cooking Channel's "Patti LaBelle's Place"
The special follows Patti as she entertains off stage and puts on a show in the kitchen, cooking and entertaining celebrity guests.

[09/03/15 - 06:30 AM]
Stephen Colbert Lights Up Snapchat
Colbert will be posting a new video message exclusively for Snapchat users each day, beginning today.

[09/03/15 - 06:04 AM]
Starz Worldwide Distribution Renews and Extends Output Agreement for Starz Originals Content with Super Channel in Canada
"Ash vs Evil Dead," "The Girlfriend Experience" and "The Dresser" are among the new offerings.

[09/02/15 - 02:58 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Kicks Off Its 28th Season on September 8, 2015 with a Line-Up of Top Talent
From September 8-11, Ripa and Strahan will be challenged to "put their money where their mouth is" as they take on experiences that they've talked about on the show.

[09/02/15 - 02:57 PM]
The Official "Shark Tank" Companion Series, "Beyond the Tank," Returns for a 4-Week Event Beginning Tuesday, September 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC
The one-hour episodes of "Beyond the Tank" will feature the captivating and surprising outcomes after the Sharks strike a deal with the Entrepreneurs on "Shark Tank."

[09/02/15 - 02:04 PM]
Bill Wolff Named Executive Producer of Chelsea Handler's New Series on Netflix
The new talk show will feature an updated format that encompasses Chelsea's unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews.