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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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[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
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[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 01:12 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 11:54 AM]
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[05/24/18 - 10:30 AM]
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[05/24/18 - 10:00 AM]
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[05/24/18 - 09:29 AM]
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