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[05/30/08 - 04:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 30
Updates include: Keith Robinson reports for ABC's "Good Behavior"; MyNetworkTV eyes Tony Rock-led sketch comedy series; and Nicole Ari Parker to play wife to Damon Wayans on ABC's "Never Better."

[05/30/08 - 01:49 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 29, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 29.

[05/30/08 - 09:33 AM]
Top Chef: Chicago and "Work Out" Deliver Record Ratings and Double Digit Growth
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 28.

[05/30/08 - 12:22 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Harper's Island" (CBS, Original Presentation)

[05/30/08 - 12:22 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Atlanta" (CBS)

[05/29/08 - 05:44 PM]
2008 Best New Female Vocalist of the Year Taylor Swift to Perform During Season Premiere of 'Nashville Star'
The episode will also feature highlights from the nationwide casting calls and will unveil the Top 12.

[05/29/08 - 04:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 29
Updates include: HBO casts "Last of the Ninth" leads; Josh Cooke added to ABC's "Fourplay"; and Peter Horton is tapped to take over NBC's "Philanthropist."

[05/29/08 - 04:46 PM]
NBC Trims Monday Lineup; Cbs, MyNetworkTV Changes
NBC's "American Gladiators" will cut back to hourlong installments starting Monday, June 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/29/08 - 04:22 PM]
'The Two Coreys' Returns to A&E with a Stark Look at Haim & Feldman's Damaged Relationship
The show's second season bows Sunday, June 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/29/08 - 04:21 PM]
Sci Fi Ranks #1 for Wednesday Night Among Adults, Men and Women 18 - 49 and 25 - 54
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 28.

[05/29/08 - 03:14 PM]
AMC Announces Sunday, July 27th at 10pm Est as Premiere Date for Mad Men Season Two
Plus: all 13 episodes from the series' award-winning first season will rebroadcast on Sunday, July 20 starting at 12pm ET & PT/11C.

[05/29/08 - 02:42 PM]
American Film Institute Brings Hollywood's Brightest Stars Together to Celebrate "Afi's 10 Top 10," Tuesday, June 17 on the CBS Television Network
Jessica Alba, Kirk Douglas, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, James Woods, Gabriel Byrne and Sean Astin are among those scheduled to appear.

[05/29/08 - 02:41 PM]
The Tony Award-Winning Productions "Rent" and "The Lion King" Will Make Rare Encore Performances on the 62nd Annual Tony(R) Awards
The original principal cast members of "Rent" are scheduled to appear alongside the current Broadway cast to celebrate the show's run, which comes to an end on Sept. 7.

[05/29/08 - 02:40 PM]
48 Hours Special "Polygamy - a World Apart" Wins Its Time Slot in Households, Viewers and Adults 25-54 on Tuesday, May 27
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 27.

[05/29/08 - 02:39 PM]
Sci Fi Channel and ScifI.com Move Further Into Gaming with Launch of Consumer Game Site Fidgit and Game Center
FIDGIT will "deliver content that is surprising, fun and factual, while maintaining an objective point of view."

[05/29/08 - 02:37 PM]
Chiller Honors the Passing of Brilliant Director Sydney Pollack with Two of His 'Alfred Hitchcock Hour' Episodes
"The Black Curtain" and "Diagnosis: Danger" will be broadcast on Saturday, May 31 with an encore the following day.

[05/29/08 - 11:10 AM]
Riding the Wave of Cultural Hits MTV Announces Diverse Slate of Programming for Summer and Fall 2008
Upcoming projects include efforts from 50 Cent, Shwayze and a rock-themed spin-off of "Making The Band."

[05/29/08 - 09:50 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Announces Summer Lineup of Hit Series!
"Scare Tactics," "Stargate Atlantis," "Eureka" "Ghost Hunters International" are all due back in the coming months.

[05/29/08 - 09:50 AM]
Detroit-Pittsburgh Earns Highest Stanley Cup Game 3 Overnight in Six Years
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 28.

[05/29/08 - 12:27 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Hackett" (FOX)

[05/29/08 - 12:27 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Do Not Disturb" (FOX)

[05/28/08 - 05:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 28
Updates include: David E. Kelley heads to Warner Bros. Television; James D'Arcy is the first to board FOX's "Virtuality"; and MTV to follow rapper T.I.'s life before prison.

[05/28/08 - 04:38 PM]
Spike Digital Entertainment Unveils New SpikE.com
The site marks the full integration of two popular MTVN Web properties: SpikeTV.com and viral video pioneer IFILM.

[05/28/08 - 04:37 PM]
Sci Fi Has Best May Ever Across Key Measures
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/28/08 - 01:24 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" Returns July 27-August 1, 2008 at 9pm ET/PT
The annual event kicks off with the two-hour "MythBusters Shark Special" on Sunday, July 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/28/08 - 12:09 PM]
VH1 Presents a Slate of All-New Series, Events, Documentaries and Specials for Summer 2008
Newcomers include "Brooke Knows Best," "Glam God with Vivica A. Fox," "I Love Money," "I Love The Millennium," "I Want To Work For Diddy," "Luke's Parental Advisory," "New York Goes To Hollywood" and "The Cho Show."

[05/28/08 - 12:07 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of May 19, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 19-25.

[05/28/08 - 12:06 PM]
Ten American Players Announced for "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," Premiering Tuesday, June 24 on Abc
The final winner will take home $250,000.

[05/28/08 - 12:04 PM]
CBS Has 7 of the Top 10 Scripted Programs for the Third Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 19-25.

[05/28/08 - 12:02 PM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of May 19-25
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 19-25.

[05/28/08 - 12:01 PM]
NBC's "American Gladiators" Goes Green and "Hulks Out" with Special "The Incredible Hulk"-Themed Episode Monday, June 9
Fans will get an exclusive, never-before-seen clip from the upcoming "Hulk" film before the final contestants battle it out in the Eliminator.

[05/28/08 - 12:00 PM]
Nationally Syndicated Series "Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk" Teams with CelebrityeverythinG.com for Online Venture
Co-hosts Jeffrey Lyons and Alison Bailes will be contributing "their vast movie knowledge and expertise on an ongoing basis" to the site, which was launched last fall.

[05/28/08 - 11:59 AM]
Bravo Marks Highest Rated May Ever and on Pace for 11th Quarter of Growth
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/28/08 - 11:58 AM]
Oxygen Honors Legendary Director Sydney Pollack with Special Airing of Classic 1973 Film "The Way We Were"
The film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, will air this Sunday, June 1 at 1 p.m. (ET/PT).

[05/28/08 - 10:33 AM]
Bunim-Murray Productions Casting for Season Three of Oxygen's Hit Reality Series the Bad Girls Club
The company will hold its first casting call for the new season on Saturday, May 31 in New York City.

[05/28/08 - 07:11 AM]
A&E Network(R) to Launch First Scripted Drama Series in More Than Six Years
On Tuesday, July 15, at 10pm ET/PT, A&E Network will launch its first original scripted drama series in more than six years.

[05/28/08 - 06:48 AM]
Statement on Agreement with Aftra
"As a result of compromise and creativity by both parties, we reached an agreement that makes the new media framework work for all actors," says the AMPTP's statement.

[05/28/08 - 12:01 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "All-Nighters" (CBS)

[05/28/08 - 12:01 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Mentalist, The" (CBS)

[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)







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[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.