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[06/23/08 - 04:58 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 23
Updates include: Alfre Woodard cast in NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy"; Katie Cassidy to exit The CW's "Supernatural"; and HBO options "I Was Told There'd Be Cake."

[06/23/08 - 04:20 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Announces New Original Series
"Gimme My Reality Show!" to feature "celebrities" - including Traci Bingham, Santino Rice and Gretchen Bonaduce - as they compete for their own four-episode reality show on the cable channel.

[06/23/08 - 03:27 PM]
Program Partners to Launch "Daytimeplus" Initiative
The initial series, "Merv Griffin's Crosswords," "Style by Jury" and "Inside the Box," will give stations a choice to expand game show rotations and/or introduce a female targeted reality show.

[06/23/08 - 03:26 PM]
Rock 'N Roll Chaos and Hollywood Glam Collide as MTV Unleashes the Vmas in Los Angeles
The 2008 VMAs are set to air live from Paramount Pictures on Sunday, September 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/23/08 - 03:24 PM]
Discovery Channel's Top Talent on Both Land and Sea to Star in 21st Annual Shark Week, Premiering July 27 to August 2
SHARK WEEK kicks off with the two-hour MYTHBUSTERS: SHARK SPECIAL on Sunday, July 27 from 9-11PM ET/PT.

[06/23/08 - 01:15 PM]
VH1 and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Set the Date for the 14th Annual 'Critics' Choice Awards'
The annual event will broadcast live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Thursday, January 8.

[06/23/08 - 10:50 AM]
Veoh Networks Adds ABC & ESPN Content Via Syndicated Video Players
Full episodes of "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Ugly Betty" are now available for free to viewers at www.veoh.com.

[06/23/08 - 10:38 AM]
VH1 Sets Date for 5th Annual 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors'
The event will tape at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on October 2 and premiere Tuesday, October 7 on the network.

[06/23/08 - 10:37 AM]
Law and Disorder Continues with the Release of Comedy Central(R)'s "Reno 911! the Complete Fifth Season: Uncensored" DVD Hitting Stores on Tuesday, July 15
Extras include audio commentary and the featurette "Cop Psychology: Inside the Minds of Reno's Deputies."

[06/23/08 - 10:30 AM]
Bravo Partners with Nexxus for Second Season of "Shear Genius"
The partnership includes exclusive in-show brand integration, on-air sponsorship and customized vignettes, sponsorship of Bravo's "INFO Frame" live voting and more.

[06/23/08 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "Flipping Out" Co-Stars Jeff Lewis & Jenni Pulos

[06/23/08 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "America's Got Talent" Host Jerry Springer & Judge Sharon Osbourne

[06/20/08 - 05:57 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 20
Updates include: HBO renews "In Treatment" for second season; TBS taps new "Match Game" host and panelists; plus Brooke Elliott and Lloyd Owen land lead roles in pilots.

[06/20/08 - 04:49 PM]
Bravo's Original Series Break Records This Week
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17-Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/08 - 04:42 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Making It Legal" (ABC)

[06/20/08 - 04:42 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "90210" (The Cw, Script)

[06/20/08 - 10:40 AM]
The 36th Afi Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty Premieres on USA Network Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, President Bill Clinton, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Barbra Streisand and Quentin Tarantino were among the guests who participated.

[06/19/08 - 10:00 PM]
Susie Garcia and Marquis Cunningham Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[06/19/08 - 05:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 19
Updates include: Wilmer Valderrama to return to FOX with hourlong comedy pilot; Matthew Perry to topline new Showtime comedy; and Nicole Yorkin and Dawn Prestwich are tapped to run ABC's "Atlas."

[06/19/08 - 03:47 PM]
Ghost Hunters Triumphs with Best Season Ever!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 18.

[06/19/08 - 03:23 PM]
Rainbow Media Sets New Management Team for Sundance Channel and IFC
Evan Shapiro will run IFC tv and Sundance Channel while Laura Michalchyshyn and Jennifer Caserta are named General Managers.

[06/19/08 - 03:22 PM]
BBC America Acquires Award-Winning Drama Britz
The mini-series, from critically acclaimed and multi award-winning writer and director Peter Kosminsky, will premiere in November.

[06/19/08 - 12:14 PM]
MTV Serves Up Special Editions of "A Shot at Love 2 with Tila Tequila"
The cable channel details the show's upcoming finale and specials.

[06/19/08 - 09:14 AM]
David Carradine and Daryl Hannah Reunite in 'Kung Fu Killer,' a Two-Part Spike 'Original Guy Movie' Miniseries Premiering This August
The mini-series marked the first time a production of this scale was produced by a Western production company utilizing an almost exclusively Chinese crew.

[06/19/08 - 09:12 AM]
Kick Off Your Ugg Boots and Put Down Your Ipods as VH1 Brings You 'I Love the New Millennium' Premiering Monday - Thursday, June 23 - 26 at 9pm* and 10pm* Each Night
Among the participants: Gina Gershon, Johnny Fairplay, Michael Ian Black, Hal Sparks, Shanna Moakler, Andrew WK, Natasha Bedingfield, Plain White Ts, Perez Hilton and Emmy Rossum.

[06/19/08 - 09:10 AM]
Lifetime Networks Celebrates Christmas in July All Month Long
Plus: "How to Look Good Naked" returns for its second season on Tuesday, July 22.

[06/19/08 - 12:46 AM]
Interview: "America's Best Dance Crew" Judge Shane Sparks & Co-Host Layla Kayleigh

[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.







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.