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[07/02/08 - 05:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 2
Updates include: Michael Imperioli reports to ABC's "Life on Mars"; Shannen Doherty to revisit "90210" on The CW; and NBC gives cast-contingent pilot order to "Off Duty."

[07/02/08 - 04:29 PM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" Breaks Ratings Records
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[07/02/08 - 03:46 PM]
MTV's Choose Or Lose Puts Independence Day Spotlight on Young Veterans
Plus: MTV2 will present a special programming block centered around young veterans and issues they face as they live and return from life in the military.

[07/02/08 - 03:45 PM]
Best Second Quarter Ever for ESPN & ESPN2
ESPN spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/02/08 - 03:44 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 1, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[07/02/08 - 10:02 AM]
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Bond in "Reel Comedy: Step Brothers" Premiering Monday, July 21 at Midnight* on Comedy Central(R)
Sony's "Step Brothers" opens in theaters on July 25.

[07/02/08 - 10:00 AM]
Reality TV Just Got a Whole LoT... Realer! Michael Ian Black Hosts the All-New Series "Reality Bites Back" Premiering Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
The comedians vying for the title are Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer and Theo Von.

[07/02/08 - 09:58 AM]
Get Ready for the Wildest and Wackiest Talent Showcase Around! the Series Premiere of "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" Debuts Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
Judges featured throughout the season include Adam Carolla, Kate Walsh, Andy Dick, Ron White, Dave Navarro, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton and JB Smoove.

[07/02/08 - 09:57 AM]
HistorY.com Profiles the People & Places Featured in Ice Road Truckers with Exclusive Content
The minisite for season two of the hit series features exclusive short-form videos, trivia, exclusive interviews and more.

[07/02/08 - 09:56 AM]
Vern Yip Continues to Give Back in Third Season of HGTV's Deserving Design Beginning Wednesday, July 2 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
In each new episode, Vern "will share the moving and empowering story of one deserving household and redesign a room of their choice."

[07/01/08 - 05:27 PM]
Lifetime Television Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Since 2005 Among P2+, W18-49, W25-54 and P25-54 in Prime and Total Day
Lifetime spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/01/08 - 05:26 PM]
Hallmark Channel Has Highest-Rated 2nd Quarter and Highest Rated-June Ever
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/01/08 - 05:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 1
Updates include: Tim Roth to topline FOX's "Lie to Me"; The CW's "Easy Money" and "Privileged" add regulars; and Albert and Allen Hughes set up "Leisure" at HBO.

[07/01/08 - 04:32 PM]
G4 Brings a New Twist to Eating Competitions with Hurl!
The half-hour series premieres Tuesday, July 15 at 9:00/8:00c before moving to Sundays at 7:00/6:00c.

[07/01/08 - 01:21 PM]
MTV's Buzzing with Laughter on Wednesday Nights with Emerging Artist Shwayze and Cisco Adler and the Return of Hip Hop's Royal Family
"Run's House" returns for a new season on July 16 while "Buzzin'" bows on July 23.

[07/01/08 - 01:17 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 23, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 23-29.

[07/01/08 - 01:16 PM]
Need a "Lost" Fix? Connect with the Hit Show by Reading Or Listening to the Books Featured Over the Past Four Seasons
Beginning today, ABC.com is launching the "Lost Book Club" which will give fans new insight on books that have been either seen or referenced throughout the series.

[07/01/08 - 01:14 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Fourth Time in Five Weeks This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 23-29.

[07/01/08 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers for the Primetime Week of June 23-29
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 23-29.

[07/01/08 - 01:05 PM]
Sci Fi Has Best Second Quarter Ever!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/01/08 - 01:03 PM]
USA Takes #1 with Best 2q Ever
USA spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/01/08 - 01:02 PM]
Oxygen Celebrates "Live Out Loud" Rebrand with Most Successful Quarter Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/01/08 - 01:01 PM]
Bravo Marks Highest Second Quarter in Network History
Bravo spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/01/08 - 11:06 AM]
Nick at Nite's on Top, Finishes First with Adults 18-49 in Second Quarter 2008
Nick at Nite spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[07/01/08 - 10:58 AM]
August Is U.S. Premiere Month on BBC America
Newcomers include "Primeval" (August 9), "Gavin & Stacey" (August 26) and "Skins" (August 13).

[07/01/08 - 10:30 AM]
HGTV's "Red Hot & Green" Shows How to Help Save the Planet Without Sacrificing Style
Carter Oosterhouse and Nicole Facciuto host the series, which premieres Wednesday, July 2 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

[07/01/08 - 09:47 AM]
All-Star Cast Joins Debra Messing in USA Network's Emmy Award-Winning Series the Starter Wife
The network confirms the additions of David Alan Bashe, Danielle Nicolet, Brielle Barbusca, Hart Bochner and more!

[07/01/08 - 09:29 AM]
TV Land Renews Hit Original Reality Series "She's Got the Look" for a Second Season
Premiering in 2009, the second season of "She's Got The Look" will expand from six episodes to eight."

[07/01/08 - 08:37 AM]
The Closer Gets in Style on Qvc(R)
A special "Closer" tote bag will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 8 on www.QVC.com.

[07/01/08 - 08:27 AM]
Grammy(R) Winner Gretchen Wilson Lends Empowering Voice to Marketing Campaign for Second Season of TNT's Critically Acclaimed Hit Drama Saving Grace
The campaign is centered on the concept "Embrace Your Grace," which invites viewers "to celebrate who they are - flaws and all - and follow their instincts to live life to its fullest."

[07/01/08 - 08:26 AM]
CMT Crossroads: Def Leppard and Taylor Swift to Tape in October
The episode will then premiere Friday, November 8 on the network.

[07/01/08 - 08:23 AM]
Tcm's Popular Summer Under the Stars Festival Returns for Sixth Year
This year's event also features 22 feature films making their premiere on TCM, along with 15 Laurel & Hardy shorts never shown on the network.

[07/01/08 - 08:15 AM]
Tabatha Coffey Makes Over America One Salon at a Time in the New Bravo Series "Tabatha's Salon Takeover," Premiering Thursday, August 21 at 10 PM ET/PT
Coffey will visit salons in Long Beach, CA; Burbank, CA; Sewell, NJ; Oyster Bay, NY; and Rockville Centre, NY.

[07/01/08 - 08:12 AM]
Lionsgate(R) and Comcast Entertainment Group Announce First Look Home Entertainment Distribution Deal for E!, Style and G4 Programming
Lionsgate will release DVD sets of "Sunset Tan," "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood" and "Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane."

[07/01/08 - 12:13 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Secret Life of the American Teenager, The" (ABC Family)

[06/30/08 - 05:46 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 30
Updates include: Jason Schwartzman to lead HBO pilot; NBC extends newcomer "Kath & Kim"; and TNT looks to import "Cracker" to the U.S. for a second time.

[06/30/08 - 03:39 PM]
Ratings Success Spells Renewals for Three Program Partners Crime Dramas
Canadian imports "Da Vinci's Inquest," "Cold Squad" and "ReGenesis" will all return this fall in over 90% of the country.

[06/30/08 - 03:37 PM]
The Real World: Hollywood Takes Its Final Curtain Call on Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Also: the housemates will reunite for a live special on Saturday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/30/08 - 03:37 PM]
Hallmark Channel Lassos Locals Around the Country as Part of July Western Month
The network will utilize street teams and wild postings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston to help promote "A Gunfighter's Pledge," premiering Saturday, July 5.

[06/30/08 - 02:06 PM]
ABC Family Heads to Comic-Con with Stars, Shwag and Sci-Fi Fun
"The Middleman," "Samurai Girl" and "Kyle XY" will all be showcased in panels and autograph sessions.

[06/30/08 - 01:17 PM]
Antonio Sabato, JR. and Tristan Rogers Join the Cast of Soapnet Original Series "General Hospital: Night Shift"
Plus: The season premiere is set for Tuesday, July 22 at 11:00/10:00c.

[06/30/08 - 01:15 PM]
ABC Brings Sizzling Hot "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" to Beaches on Both Coasts
Beach goers will be able to cool off with free ice cream at East and West Coast locations over the 4th of July weekend.

[06/30/08 - 12:04 PM]
The Summer's #1 Series, 'America's Got Talent,' Continues the Search for the Next Variety Act Sensation on Tuesday, July 1
Plus: NBC also confirms the series will begin airing twice a week starting August 26.

[06/30/08 - 12:03 PM]
NbcuniversalstorE.com Redesigns and Expands Online Marketplace to Include All NBC Universal Properties
The redesign also marks the launch of the official online store for Olympics-related event gear in anticipation of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

[06/30/08 - 12:02 PM]
NBC Universal Names Vivi Zigler President, NBC Universal Digital Entertainment
Zigler will continue to oversee the NBC Universal Digital Studio and NBC Digital Entertainment, including NBC.com.

[06/30/08 - 11:29 AM]
Golden Globe and Oscar Nominee, Amy Ryan, Clocks-In at Dunder-Mifflin, Reprising Her Guest-Starring Role as the New Hr Representative in the Emmy-Award Winning Comedy "The Office"
She'll continue as Holly Flax, Toby Flenderson's (Paul Lieberstein) human resources replacement.

[06/30/08 - 09:39 AM]
NBC Universal Storms Comic-Con 2008 with 'Heroes,' 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Knight Rider,' 'My Own Worst Enemy,' 'The Office' 'Chuck,' 'Kings,' 'Stargate Atlantis,' 'Ghost Hunters,' 'Eureka,' 'Virtuality' and More
Guests include Rainn Wilson, Jason Smilovic, Ron Moore, Josh Schwartz, Gary Scott Thompson and many more!

[06/30/08 - 08:03 AM]
Jim Caviezel and Ian Mckellen to Star in AMC's Reinterpretation of Cult Classic, the Prisoner
AMC is co-producing the six-part mini-series with ITV Productions and Granada International, with a worldwide premiere slated for 2009.

[06/30/08 - 08:01 AM]
CMT Launches Free Gas Giveaway to Promote Its New Series "Mabe in America" Premiering Friday, July 4
"CMT is so sure MABE IN AMERICA will make you laugh, we're putting our money where our mouth is with the Laugh Guarantee," said the network's Andy Holeman.

[06/30/08 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Has a Front Seat to All the Action with 'Real Vice Cops Uncut'
Six half-hour episodes will premiere on Spike TV starting Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.