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[06/18/08 - 04:44 PM]
Oxygen's Premiere of Tori & Dean Sets Ratings Records
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[06/18/08 - 04:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 18
Updates include: Madchen Amick lands "Gossip Girl" arc; "Smallville" casts new villains; and more behind-the-scenes changes on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money."

[06/18/08 - 02:11 PM]
Multiple Magazine Covers, A-List Fan Base AnD... Broke! TLC Makes a Splash with 'Ashley Paige: Bikini Or Bust'
The docu-series, due on July 11, goes inside the life of Ashley Paige, a renowned bathing suit designer.

[06/18/08 - 02:10 PM]
Scripps Networks to Syndicate Video Content on Aol
Scripps Networks fans and AOL users can now view program segments from HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network and Fine Living Network.

[06/18/08 - 02:09 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[06/18/08 - 02:06 PM]
A&E Brings in Largest Audience for Season Premieres in Series History
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, June 16.

[06/18/08 - 12:23 PM]
Natalia Cigliuti Joins Cast of TNT's New Legal Drama Raising the Bar
Cigliuiti's character, Roberta "Bobbi" Gilardi, "is brought in to help cover the enormous work load faced by the public defender's office."

[06/18/08 - 12:07 PM]
Lifetime Networks President of Entertainment Susanne Daniels to Resign Position After Tenure of Tremendous Growth and Success
Daniels has agreed to stay in her position until she identifies a successor and will remain a part of the Lifetime family in a consulting role.

[06/18/08 - 12:05 PM]
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 6 at 9:00 PM*
Plus: VH1.com will sneak peek episode one beginning Monday, June 30 - one week before the series' on-air premiere.

[06/18/08 - 12:04 PM]
We TV Airs the Baby Borrowers, Beginning Thursday, June 26 at 10pm I 9c
The cable channel will repurpose the NBC series one day after its broadcast premiere on the Peacock.

[06/18/08 - 11:52 AM]
Television Icon and Seven-Time Emmy Winner Mary Tyler Moore Guest-Stars in Multi-Episode Arc on NBC's 'Lipstick Jungle'
Moore will play Joyce, "a retired high-powered exec who forces Wendy (Brooke Shields), her studio-head daughter, to re-evaluate the work vs. family dilemma."

[06/18/08 - 11:50 AM]
NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Debut of the Summer to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[06/18/08 - 10:53 AM]
HGTV's New Series 'The Stagers' Lifts the Curtain to Reveal the Art of Home Staging
The series - which follows a team from Canada's leading home staging company, Dekora - premieres on Sunday, July 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/18/08 - 10:22 AM]
Country Music Superstars Rascal Flatts Will Join Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," an Entertainment Special Hosted by "The Late Late Show's" Craig Ferguson, to Be Broadcast Live Friday, July 4 on the CBS Television Network
Craig Ferguson will host the special for the second consecutive year.

[06/18/08 - 10:21 AM]
CBS Creates a True Cross-Platform Interactive Web Experience for "The Insider"
"The inspiration for TheInsider.com comes from fan feedback complaining about the confusing array of existing celebrity blogs today," said CBS Interactive's Anthony Soohoo.

[06/18/08 - 09:27 AM]
Lifetime Movie Network Celebrates 10 Remarkable Years of Programming, Viewership, Distribution and Brand Success
LMN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[06/18/08 - 09:25 AM]
The N Shapes Up This Summer with the New One-Hour Teen Reality Series, the N's Student Body
The series premiere will simulcast on The N and Nick at Nite on Friday, July 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/17/08 - 04:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 17
Updates include: Sophina Brown joins CBS's "NUMB3RS"; quartet to recur on NBC's "ER"; and Paul Campbell lands "Knight Rider" role on NBC.

[06/17/08 - 03:20 PM]
Cablevision's Rainbow Media Completes Acquisition of Sundance Channel
General Electric Company's NBC Universal, CBS Corporation's Showtime Networks and entities controlled by Robert Redford were the previous owners.

[06/17/08 - 03:19 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks #7 in Prime Time for Week of June 9
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/08 - 02:04 PM]
For Second Straight Week, Lifetime Television's 'Army Wives' Commands Top Spot on Basic Cable Among Primetime Households, P2+, P18-34, P18-49, P25-54, W18-34, W18-49, W25-54 and W18+
Lifetime further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/17/08 - 12:28 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - July 2008
"Star Wars," "James Bond" and Van Damme are among July's movie marathon themes.

[06/17/08 - 12:25 PM]
CBS Makes It Three Straight Summer Wins in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/08 - 12:24 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 9, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/08 - 12:23 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live Welcomes Senator John Mccain Tonight, June 17 on Abc
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee will appear via satellite from Dallas during tonight's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night."

[06/17/08 - 12:21 PM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of June 9-15
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/08 - 12:19 PM]
Comedians from More Than 20 Countries Around the World Audition for Talent Scouts Lonny Ross and Keith Powell ("30 Rock") on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Airing Thursday, June 19 (8:30-10 P.M. Et)
Plus: June 26 marks the first of the show's semi-final episodes from Las Vegas.

[06/17/08 - 09:25 AM]
Gavin Degraw Joins the All-Star Lineup for "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
He'll join the previously announced Natasha Bedingfield, Kenny Chesney, Katharine McPhee and Jordin Sparks.

[06/17/08 - 08:31 AM]
Miley Cyrus Hangs Ten as Host of "Teen Choice 2008" Monday, August 4, on Fox
"Gossip Girl" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" lead the TV nominations.

[06/16/08 - 05:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 16
Updates include: Janel Moloney and Jodelle Ferland book lead roles on ABC's "Atlas"; Jason Bateman inks a first-look deal with 20th; and Sony signs on to distribute Oprah Winfrey's latest syndicated effort.

[06/16/08 - 03:29 PM]
Battlestar Galactica's Mid-Season Finale Leads Sci Fi to Double-Digit Ratings Gains
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, June 13.

[06/16/08 - 03:27 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Visions for Tomorrow' Announces 'Top Things to Read, Watch, and Do to Save the World' Online Poll Results
"Firefly," "Battlestar Galactica," "The X-Files," "Heroes," "Stargate: SG-1," "Doctor Who" and "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" are among the TV selections.

[06/16/08 - 03:25 PM]
BET's 'Baldwin Hills' Returns with Fresh Faces and New Drama
A teaser will air Tuesday, June 24 after BET AWARDS '08, followed by the official series premiere on Tuesday, July 8.

[06/16/08 - 03:17 PM]
AMC's Original Programming Momentum Continues with Two New Series in Development
"Ice" is a dramatic series about diamond dealers in New York City while "Carter Beats the Devil" is a fictional account of U.S. President Harding's mysterious death.

[06/16/08 - 03:02 PM]
Quick Take for Sunday, June 15, 2008 (Fast National Program and Fast Affiliate Time Period - Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 02:02 PM]
Emeril Lagasse Shares Philosophy for Fresh Foods with New Series, Emeril Green
The new Planet Green series will air Monday through Thursday at 8 and 8:30 PM (ET/PT) beginning Monday, July 14.

[06/16/08 - 01:58 PM]
William Hurt Joins the Cast of Damamges
Plus: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne and Tate Donovan will all return for season two.

[06/16/08 - 01:26 PM]
Lifetime Television's "Army Wives" Marches to Another Record - and the Season Is Only Two Weeks Old!
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 01:25 PM]
D.B. Sweeney, Nick Tarabay and Michael Fairman Join Ensemble Cast of Starz Entertainment and Lionsgate's Co-Production of Original Series "Crash"
Sweeney plays Peter Emory, "a successful pre-bust real estate developer, living in Brentwood with Christine (Clare Carey), his frustrated wife, and their teenage daughter."

[06/16/08 - 01:05 PM]
Rocky Carroll Joins the Cast of Ncis
His character, NCIS Director Leon Vance, has been upped to series regular.

[06/16/08 - 01:04 PM]
Jamie Kennedy Joins the Cast of "Ghost Whisperer" as a Series Regular
He'll play Eli, "a graduate student in psychology at the local university who forms a bond with Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt)."

[06/16/08 - 01:03 PM]
Primetime U.S. Open Earns Best Sunday Overnight in Six Years and Third Best in Open History
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 01:03 PM]
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards Posts 5% Increase in Households and Holds Even in Viewers and Adults 25-54 Versus Last Year's Broadcast
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 11:15 AM]
ABC Announces Expanded Prize Package for Winner of "High School Musical: Get in the Picture"
Plus: Look for a five-minute "sneak peek" of the series during ABC's broadcast of "Camp Rock" on Saturday, June 21.

[06/16/08 - 11:14 AM]
Corie Henson Named Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment
In her new position, Henson will develop alternative series as well as oversee current production and specials for ABC Entertainment.

[06/16/08 - 09:58 AM]
'Living Proof,' Lifetime Television's Marquee Original Movie Starring Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award Winner Harry Connick, JR. Adds Star-Studded Lineup to Cast
Amanda Bynes, Angie Harmon, Swoosie Kurtz, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Coolidge, Regina King, Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey, Paula Cale and Trudie Styler are sign onto the telefilm, due in October.

[06/16/08 - 08:51 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: The Tour" Embarks on 20-City Promotional Tour Beginning SaT., June 21, 2008
In each city, select "Top Chef" chef'testants will host four live interactive shows, three for fans in attendance and one private show for cable affiliate partners over one or two days.

[06/16/08 - 08:07 AM]
NBC's 'Top Gear' Buckles Up Its Hosts for High-Octane Pilot from BBC Worldwide America Based on International Hit Franchise
Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer are tapped for the U.K. import.

[06/16/08 - 12:23 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Weeds" (Showtime, Season Four)

[06/16/08 - 12:23 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (Showtime)







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[01/16/18 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Renews Critically Acclaimed Hit Drama "9-1-1" for a Second Season
"With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Falchuk] and Tim [Minear] have done it again," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

[01/16/18 - 01:21 PM]
Velocity's Barrett-Jackson Live Hits the Gas for a Supercharged Saturday
One of the biggest annual automotive events in America, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, features thousands of bidders, leading athletes and celebrities and dedicated collectors all vying for their next one-of-a-kind ride.

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
"Love Is ___" Series Regular Casting
They'll join the previously announced Michele Weaver as the female lead Nuri and Will Catlett as male lead Yasir.

[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Schedules Three-Hour "Billboard Music Awards" to Air Live Coast to Coast on Sunday, May 20 at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
The network acquired the rights to the "Billboard Music Awards" in a new multi-year deal signed in November.

[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
Nickelodeon's Viral Sports Clip Series "Crashletes" Returns for an Epic Third Season, Premiering Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT) in TeenNick's NickSports Block
Co-hosts Brandon Broady and Stevie Nelson will be joined by a guest athlete in each episode who will help provide in-depth analysis of viral sports bloopers, blunders and absurdities.

[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event.

[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
PBS Announces "Native America," New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018
Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces "#MeToo, Now What?" (w.t.) New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018
Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, hosts the series, premiering Friday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Announces Key Authors, Celebrities and Notable Figures in the Entertainment, Sports, News and Literary Worlds Lending Their Voices to "The Great American Read"
The series launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Acquires US Broadcast and Digital Rights to Season Two of "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty"
In season two, international supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas.

[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Season Three of the Critically Acclaimed International Hit Drama Series "Versailles"
Since its debut on Ovation in the fall of 2016, the series has been a remarkable success for the network, both on air and across its social networks.

[01/16/18 - 09:06 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Art of Wine with Acquisition of "The Wine Show" Season One
Starring Matthew Goode and his good friend Matthew Rhys, "The Wine Show" take viewers on a fresh, accessible and thoroughly entertaining new journey into wine.

[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
Raelle Tucker and Scott Winant to Collaborate with Blumhouse Television to Produce Scripted Drama Series for Facebook Watch
The series, "Sacred Lies" (working title), is based on the classic Grimms Brothers tale, "The Handless Maiden" and the novel, "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes.

[01/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
New Action-Packed Series "Fly Guys" Set to Debut on Facebook's Watch
The non-scripted series will follow an all-star crew of Europe's most talented acrobats and professional stunt performers.

[01/16/18 - 08:36 AM]
Bear Grylls Invites the Facebook Watch Community to "Face the Wild" with New Electus/BGV-Produced Adventure Docu-Series Launching March 21
Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild.