[friday, july 11, 2008]    
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[07/11/08 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 11
Updates include: Ntare Mwine joins NBC's "Heroes"; CBS names new male lead on "Harper's Island"; and ABC's "Betty" gets a new love interest in Val Emmich.

[07/11/08 - 04:48 PM]
IFC's 'Automat' Opens Tuesday Nights This Fall
Plus: The third season of "The Whitest Kids U' Know" will premiere during the first quarter of 2009.

[07/11/08 - 04:02 PM]
Only Five Weeks Into Season Two - and Lifetime Is Re-Enlisting 'Army Wives' for a Third Tour of Duty
18 episodes have been ordered for the third season, which will begin in 2009.

[07/11/08 - 04:01 PM]
'Crash' Lands on Starz October 17
The show's ensemble includes Dennis Hopper, Clare Carey, Luis Chavez, Ross McCall, Jocko Sims, Brian Tee and Arlene Tur.

[07/11/08 - 02:06 PM]
Premiere of "Greatest American Dog" Chews Through Competition Among Canines 1.79-7 Years Old (18-49 in Dog Years)
Plus: The show's opener will be rebroadcast on Saturday, July 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/11/08 - 09:26 AM]
'VH1 Rock Honors: The Who' Featuring Live Performances by the Who, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, the Flaming Lips, Incubus and Tenacious D to Launch Online as Show Premieres On-Air Thursday, July 17 at 9pm*
Said content will launch at Rock.VH1.com beginning Tuesday, July 15.

[07/11/08 - 09:03 AM]
'Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up' Continues in Third Season with Nation's Hottest Comics
Filmed before a live audience in Washington, D.C. at the historic Lincoln Theatre, the show is hosted by comedian Doug Williams.

[07/11/08 - 07:24 AM]
NBC.com Helping Users Raise Money for Charity
"Lately, we all talk about the business of digital entertainment, but this is a great reminder of the power of real community and what it can do," said Vivi Zigler.

[07/11/08 - 12:55 AM]
Interview: "Stargate Atlantis" Co-Star Robert Picardo & Executive Producer Joseph Mallozzi

[07/10/08 - 10:00 PM]
Top 10 Finalists Are Announced on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/10/08 - 07:05 PM]
Whitaker and Broome Get Wells 'Fat' at HBO
The one-hour family drama is set in the world of the $46 billion herbal supplement weight loss industry.

[07/10/08 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 10
Updates include: CBS makes Jay Mohr's "Gary" become "Unmarried"; HBO outlines its upcoming plans; and Scott Bakula joins TNT's "Men of a Certain Age."

[07/10/08 - 05:21 PM]
Sci Fi's Ghost Hunters International and Scare Tactics Return with Record Ratings
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 9.

[07/10/08 - 02:30 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Four New Docs for Fall/Winter 2008; Names Five Filmmakers for "30 for 30" Initiative
Projects include efforts by Spike Lee, Barbara Kopple, Steve Nash and more.

[07/10/08 - 01:25 PM]
Bravo Marks Milestone as the No. 1 Television Network - Both Broadcast and Cable - Among Adults 18-49 for Program Engagement and In-Program Brand Recall
In program engagement, the network beat out CBS, ABC, the CW, NBC, Fox, VH1, TLC, MTV and TBS, who round out the top 10.

[07/10/08 - 01:24 PM]
BravotV.com Becomes Iphone Friendly
Among the iPhone-specific applications: The "Top Chef" Recipe Finder.

[07/10/08 - 01:23 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Announces Final Reality Stars to Compete for Their Own Original Series
The latest additions include Kato Kaelin, Ryan Starr and Bobby Trendy with George Gray tapped as host.

[07/10/08 - 01:21 PM]
Brooke Burns and Mark Thompson Are a Perfect Fit to Host FOX's "Hole in the Wall"
Production on the series began this week in Los Angeles.

[07/10/08 - 01:20 PM]
BET's 'Baldwin Hills' Returns for a Second Season with the Show's Highest-Rated Telecast Ever
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 8.

[07/10/08 - 01:19 PM]
TLC Turns Up the Heat with a New Slate of Original Summer Programming
"This summer, TLC will be delivering on our brand promise, bringing to air more series that celebrate those fun, unexpected, and authentic moments," explained the network's Angela Shapiro-Mathes.

[07/10/08 - 01:18 PM]
TLC Puts the Real Back Into Real Estate
Upcoming entries include HOPE FOR YOUR HOME and OVER DESIGNED.

[07/10/08 - 01:17 PM]
Music Sensations Ludacris and Tommy Lee Battle It Out on Planet Green's Hottest New Show 'Battleground Earth,' Where They'Ll Need to 'Go Green' Or Go Home!
The 10-episode series premieres Sunday, August 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/10/08 - 01:16 PM]
Planet Green's Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff Premieres with an In-Depth Look at the Effects of Climate Change on the Iconic American Prairie and a Report from the Campaign Trail
On Saturday, July 12 at 6:00/5:00c, Bob Woodruff of ABC News returns to the anchor desk for a new weekly eco-newscast.

[07/10/08 - 01:15 PM]
See What Happens When 'What If' Meets 'Why Not'
Look for "Discovery Project Earth" to premiere Friday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/10/08 - 01:15 PM]
Explore and Venture Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein, Plunge Into the World's Most Fascinating Places
The series, "a thrill ride filled with adventure and mystery, ancient riddles and modern day issues," premieres Monday, August 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/10/08 - 01:15 PM]
Groundbreaking Discovery Channel Series Chronicles One of the Toughest Races on Earth
The world premiere of this original series is slated for October.

[07/10/08 - 01:14 PM]
Join Discovery Channel in August for All-New Episodes of Smash Lab, Mythbusters, Man VS. Wild and Some Assembly Required
All four series return the first week in August.

[07/10/08 - 01:13 PM]
Discovery Channel to Unveil the 'Holy Grail' of Paleontology in 'Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy'
The one-hour high-definition special airs Sunday, September 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/10/08 - 01:12 PM]
Futuristic Innovations Are Born on Discovery Channel's All-New Series Prototype This!
The series, shot entirely in high definition, premieres in October and features "one-of-a kind prototypes of tomorrow for people to experience today."

[07/10/08 - 01:12 PM]
Animal Planet Follows Crusaders of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 'Whale Wars'
The seven-part, hour-long weekly series premieres this November.

[07/10/08 - 01:11 PM]
Animal Planet Saddles Up with Entertainment House Go Go Luckey for Fresh Content with Animal Twist
CREATURE, an immersive new series about bizarre animal encounters, premieres this fall, and JOCKEYS gallops to Animal Planet in January.

[07/10/08 - 01:10 PM]
Animal Planet Turns Page in the Story of Grizzly Man Timothy Treadwell in New 'Prequel' That Documents His Tragic Love Affair with Alaskan Giants
The new eight-part series bows Friday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/10/08 - 01:08 PM]
Animal Planet Howls with New Series 'MR. and MrS. Wolf' - a Twist on Your Average Family
The series, featuring Britain's Tarzan and Jane, will premiere in October.

[07/10/08 - 09:14 AM]
Tanya Hutchison of Orange County, Ca Named Winner of TV Land's 'She's Got the Look'
TV Land details the winner of "She's Got the Look."

[07/10/08 - 09:06 AM]
'Heroes' Webisodes Premiere on NBC.com on July 14th
In "Going Postal," users will get an early glimpse of a new character with special powers and watch his destiny begin to unfold.

[07/10/08 - 12:44 AM]
Interview: "Burn Notice" Co-Stars Jeffrey Donovan & Bruce Campbell

[07/10/08 - 12:43 AM]
Interview: "Greatest American Dog" Executive Producer R.J. Cutler & Host Jarod Miller

[07/10/08 - 12:41 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Section 8" (ABC, Script)

[07/09/08 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 9
Updates include: Showtime to bring DC/Vertigo comic "Exterminators" to the small screen; Matthew Weiner sets end date for AMC's "Mad Men"; and Brie Larson joins Showtime's "The United States of Tara."

[07/09/08 - 04:46 PM]
The Greatest Generation in Color - Ww Ii Hd - a 10-Part Series on History(Tm) to Premiere in 2009
The project "will draw from over 3,000 hours of archival color footage, unearthed from archives and private collections scattered across the globe."

[07/09/08 - 04:45 PM]
Hallmark Channel Lassos #4 Spot in Weekly Prime Time Ratings with Original Movie Premiere, "A Gunfighter's Pledge"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[07/09/08 - 04:44 PM]
G4 Presents Unprecendeted Week-Long Primetime Coverage as the Official Broadcaster of the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit
G4 is bringing viewers 17 hours of jam-packed coverage from the 2008 E3 Media and Business Summit.

[07/09/08 - 04:12 PM]
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood Becomes the Most Watched Oxygen Telecast Ever Among Women 18-49
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 8.

[07/09/08 - 01:29 PM]
MTV's Award Winning Series' "True Life" and "Made" Are Taking Over the Airwaves with Brand New Episodes on Sunday, July 20th Starting at 1pm ET/PT
The "Made" installments include "Model," "Dream Date," "Mr. Chelmsford High School" and "Girly Girl to Motocross."

[07/09/08 - 01:27 PM]
Soapnet Announces the Acquisition of Five Additional Movies for Its "Sunday Night Movie" Franchise
"Moonstruck," "The Butcher's Wife," "Clue," "Mommie Dearest" and "Lucky 13" are among the offerings.

[07/09/08 - 01:26 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 8, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 8.

[07/09/08 - 01:25 PM]
ABC Hosts "Pushing Daisies" Pie Hole Pie Eating Contest at the Orange County Fair
Each night ten participants will wear a "Pushing Daisies" Pie Hole-themed bib and compete for a special prize.

[07/09/08 - 01:21 PM]
NBC to Air "The Baby Borrowers" Town Hall Special Offering Topical Follow-Up After Encore of Hit Reality Series Finale on Wednesday, August 6
In addition, viewers will be able to send in questions via nbc.com.

[07/09/08 - 01:19 PM]
TV Land Follows Sports Legend and Grillionaire George Foreman in New Original Reality Series 'Family Foreman' Premiering Wednesday, July 16
The six 30-minute episode series follows Foreman as he tries to balance fatherhood with his numerous business endeavors.

[07/09/08 - 01:17 PM]
CMT Presents "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza"
The one-hour special will tape on July 30 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville and premiere in November on the network.

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[10/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Grows Week to Week by 10% in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/03/15 - 09:03 AM]
"Gotham" Week 2 Rises 63% in Nielsen Live + 3 Day, Outrating Season Premiere
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[10/03/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Blindspot" Generates NBC's Biggest Live + 3 Day 18-49 Lift in Nearly a Year
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[10/03/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Friday in Adults 18-49, Outdelivering Runner-Up CBS by 17%
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/02/15 - 03:33 PM]
ABC to Give "Quantico" Another Encore on Tuesday; "Beyond the Tank" Pushed Again
The newcomer's second episode, due this Sunday, will likewise rebroadcast on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/02/15 - 02:25 PM]
ABC Family to Give Fans Access to Talent and Unique Photo Opportunities During New York Comic Con on October 8-11
"Pretty Little Liars," "Stitchers" and "Shadowhunters" are among the participating series.

[10/02/15 - 01:52 PM]
"Baring It All: Inside New York Fashion Week," a Special Programming Event, to Air October 14 on ABC Family
The two-hour documentary produced by Gennifer Gardiner and IMG's Will Staeger and Mike Antinoro showcases a fresh take on New York Fashion Week, following industry insiders who are changing the fashion landscape.

[10/02/15 - 01:09 PM]
VH1's Primetime Ratings for Third Quarter Surge Ahead 34% Over Prior Quarter Among Adults 18-49
VH1 spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/02/15 - 12:50 PM]
Investigation Discovery Tops All of Ad-Supported Cable for Delivery of W25-54 in September
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of September.

[10/02/15 - 12:44 PM]
Showtime(R) Debuts Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Film "Listen to Me Marlon" on Saturday, November 14th at 9 PM ET/PT
Directed by Stevan Riley, the film unlocks two-time Oscar(R) winner Marlon Brando's extensive never-before-heard personal audio archive.

[10/02/15 - 11:11 AM]
ABC Prime Posts the Biggest L+3 Lifts with 6 of the Top 10 Playback Gainers
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/02/15 - 11:00 AM]
More People Watch Portions of CBS News' Major News Programs During Premiere Week Than Any Other Broadcast Network's News Offerings
CBS News spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/02/15 - 10:51 AM]
CBS Premiere Week Multi-Platform Snapshot
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/02/15 - 10:44 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Moves Ahead of "Sunday Night Football" as Premiere Week's Number One Program with L+3 Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/02/15 - 10:32 AM]
CBS Renews "Zoo," Summer's #1 Scripted Series, For Summer 2016
"'Zoo's' thrilling stories clicked with audiences each week during a very competitive summer," said Glenn Geller.