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[07/23/08 - 06:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 23
Updates include: Daniel Cerone to import Argentina's "Brothers & Detectives" for ABC; and John Hurt, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Ryan join NBC's "Merlin."

[07/23/08 - 04:12 PM]
Dance Crews M&m Cru and Acdc to Face-Off on "Teen Choice 2008" Monday, August 4, on Fox
Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Bilson, David Cook, Channing Tatum, David Archuleta, Lil Mama, LL Cool J, Demi Lovato, James Marsden, Katharine McPhee, Leighton Meester and Jordin Sparks are also set to appear.

[07/23/08 - 03:40 PM]
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood Delivers Over One Million Viewers, Making It the Series' Most Watched Original Telecast Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 22.

[07/23/08 - 03:15 PM]
Universal Cable Productions Announces Studio Structure
"Monk," "Psych," "In Plain Sight," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Eureka" are among the series that will fall under the umbrella.

[07/23/08 - 01:11 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 22, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 22.

[07/23/08 - 12:44 PM]
Family Reunion: Tyler Perry and Lionsgate Forge New Long-Term Partnership
Lionsgate will also continue to distribute Perry's enormously popular DVD's based on his hit films as well as from his large catalog of plays and other material.

[07/23/08 - 12:11 PM]
Boob Jobs, Steroids, Red States, Blue States ... What Really Is the Root of All Evil?
Comedy Central details the upcoming season of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil."

[07/23/08 - 11:36 AM]
VH1 Keeps the Summer Sizzling with 3 New Original Series Premiering on Monday, August 4
VH1.com will offer a sneak peek of "I Want To Work For Diddy," "New York Goes To Hollywood" and "Luke's Parental Advisory" starting Monday.

[07/23/08 - 10:12 AM]
CBS Interactive Releases Even More Classic Programming Across the CBS Audience Network
The new shows that are available for viewing include DYNASTY, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL.

[07/23/08 - 09:21 AM]
Beloved Comic Book Titles Coming to Cartoon Network
Adaptations include "Firebreather," "The Vanishers" and "Mice Templar."

[07/23/08 - 08:40 AM]
USA Takes Week with Unprecedented Five Originals on the Air
USA spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/23/08 - 08:38 AM]
David Carradine and Daryl Hannah Reunite in 'Kung Fu Killer,' a Two-Part Spike 'Original Guy Movie' Miniseries Premiering This August
The two-part event is slated to premiere Sunday, August 17 and Monday, August 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/22/08 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 22
Updates include: TNT greenlights Joel Surnow's drama pilot; Bill Burr back in business with Comedy Central; and the usual mix of casting news.

[07/22/08 - 04:07 PM]
Doctor Who Arrives to Itunes
Starting today, fans can purchase seasons one, two and three of the series.

[07/22/08 - 04:04 PM]
Lifetime Television Pays Tribute to Golden Girl Estelle Getty with 10 Special Episodes of the Popular Series, Friday, July 25 from 12-5pm (ET/PT)
Ms. Getty passed away today at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 84.

[07/22/08 - 04:02 PM]
Hip Hop Visionary Missy Elliott Performs on "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Thursday, July 31 with Top Four Crews
Plus: each crew will dance to a Missy Elliott song and emulate a challenging piece of choreography from the video.

[07/22/08 - 03:20 PM]
At the Movies, Television's Most Popular and Respected Movie Review Program, Names Two New Co-Hosts - Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz - and Adds Several Exciting New Segments to Show's Format
The revamped series will debut the weekend of September 6.

[07/22/08 - 12:24 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 14, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/08 - 12:23 PM]
The Six East Coast Audition Finalists Are Revealed on ABC's Reality Series, "High School Musical: Get in the Picture"
Finalists from the West Coast Auditions of the series will be revealed on Monday, July 28.

[07/22/08 - 12:21 PM]
Flashpoint Moving to Thursday, 10:00 Pm, ET/PT
The Eye confirms our report from yesterday about "Swingtown" and "Flashpoint" swapping time periods.

[07/22/08 - 11:40 AM]
CBS Has the Top 6 and 9 of the Top 10 Scripted Series of the Week Led by Number One "Criminal Minds"
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/08 - 11:13 AM]
NBC Universal's 'Stand Up for Diversity' Begins Its Expanded Search for the Nation's Funniest Diverse Comics with Kickoff in Chicago
In addition, comedian Bill Bellamy has agreed to be the celebrity spokesperson for the tour.

[07/22/08 - 11:09 AM]
Academy Award Nominee Rosie Perez to Guest-Star in Multi-Episode Arc on NBC's 'Lipstick Jungle'
Perez will play the role of Dahlia, Victory's (Lindsay Price) publicist, who brings a successful attitude to Ford's life.

[07/22/08 - 10:58 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Is #1 Or Tied for #1 Non-Sports in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Categories for the Week of July 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/08 - 10:25 AM]
Hugh Hefner and His Girlfriends Holly, Bridget and Kendra Guest Star on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' on Thursday, July 24 (8-10 P.M. Et) as Comics Head to the Playboy Mansion for an Unforgettable Comedy Challenge!
The Peacock details this week's installment of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/22/08 - 09:05 AM]
Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Kid Rock, Duffy, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, L'Il Wayne, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Rihanna Will Perform on the Fifth Anniversary of "Fashion Rocks," an Entertainment Special Celebrating the Best in Fashion and Music, Tuesday, SepT. 9 on the CBS Television Network
Ticket proceeds from the event will benefit "Stand Up To Cancer."

[07/21/08 - 09:32 PM]
CBS Swaps 'Flashpoint,' 'Swingtown'
Effective immediately "Flashpoint" will now run on Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c while "Swingtown" will head to Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/21/08 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 21
Updates include: Kathleen Munroe books "CSI: NY" arc and James Purefoy is in talks to topline NBC's "The Philanthropist."

[07/21/08 - 05:08 PM]
MTV Viewers Are Taking Over the "2008 Video Music Awards" Pop Phenoms Jonas Brothers Will Hit Stage for Their 1st Ever Vma Performance
MTV's 25th annual "Video Music Awards" will air live and only one time in its original incarnation, on Sunday, September 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/21/08 - 05:07 PM]
>MTV's Choose Or Lose & Kanye West Give Back to Iraq War Veterans with the Powerful MTV News Documentary "Choose Or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming" Monday, July 28th at 10pm ET/PT
In this one hour special, "Kanye West, along with MTV's Sway Calloway, give recently returned Iraq war veterans the surprise of their lives by unexpectedly visiting their homes."

[07/21/08 - 05:06 PM]
Hallmark Channel Goes on Location with First-Ever Online Series Premiering Friday, August 15
First up, "Location" visits the set of the network's original movie, "For the Love of Grace," starring Mark Consuelos, Chandra West and Corbin Bernsen.

[07/21/08 - 05:04 PM]
Torture! Slander! Starvation! "Comedy Central's Kenny VS. Spenny Volume One: Uncensored" DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, August 12
Bonus material includes never-before-seen competitions, deleted scenes and audio commentary by the show's stars.

[07/21/08 - 05:04 PM]
Comedy Central Home Entertainment(R) Releases "South Park: The Complete Eleventh Season-Uncensored" DVD to Hit Stores on Tuesday, August 12
The bonus material contains five-to-seven minute mini-commentaries on all 14 episodes by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

[07/21/08 - 01:51 PM]
Mythbusters to Air 11 Premiere Episodes Beginning August 6
The latest wave of episodes take on everything from exploding steak to the moon landing.

[07/21/08 - 01:40 PM]
Host Eva Longoria Parker and Cristian De La Fuente Announce Nominations for "The 2008 Alma Awards(R)"
The all-star event will air Friday, September 12 at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[07/21/08 - 01:39 PM]
Magid Media Labs Proves That CBS Online Video Streaming Delivers Younger Audiences to Its Shows
The study notes that "having full episodes available online is complementary to network broadcasts in that it delivers CBS a net positive audience."

[07/21/08 - 12:08 PM]
Emmy Nominee Amy Poehler to Star in NBC's New Comedy Series from Greg Daniels and Mike Schur, Executive Producers of NBC's 'The Office'
"This show suddenly got a hundred percent easier," said Daniels. "Amy shines in everything she does. She can make even bad material funny, and I know we can write bad material."

[07/21/08 - 12:07 PM]
NBC Announces Plan to Continue 'Infront' Presentations for Advertisers
NBC plans to host a similar event in April 2009, over a month before the traditional upfront week.

[07/21/08 - 12:06 PM]
Conan O'Brien Succeeds Jay Leno as Host of Late-Night Television's Preeminent Series, NBC's 'The Tonight Show,' in June 2009
"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" will begin on Monday, June 1 with Leno's last "Tonight Show" telecast airing Friday, May 29.

[07/21/08 - 09:29 AM]
NBC's Returning Drama 'Life' Gets Four Hours of Primetime Originals in Two Weeks on September 29, October 3, 6 and 10 and New Drama 'My Own Worst Enemy' Premieres October 13 for a Run of Originals in Fall
Plus: "Kath & Kim" and "30 Rock" flip slots; return date set for "Biggest Loser"; and finale booked for "Got Talent."

[07/21/08 - 09:06 AM]
History(Tm) Launches Minisite and Online Game to Support Premiere of Original Series Jurassic Fight Club
The minisite launches in advance of the "Jurassic Fight Club" television premiere on Tuesday, July 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/21/08 - 08:24 AM]
NBC Is 90% Sold for Beijing Games - on Pace to Set Olympics Record
"Advertisers across all categories are recognizing the power of premium content and the strength of the Olympic brand," said NBC's Seth Winter.

[07/21/08 - 07:45 AM]
Deal Or No Deal to Premiere in National Syndication on Monday, September 8th
Also hosted by Howie Mandel, the new syndicated edition has been sold in over 97% of the country.

[07/20/08 - 03:03 PM]
Oxygen Boasts Stellar Growth in 2008 "Live Out Loud" Ratings Milestones
Oxygen spins the numbers for the year to date.

[07/20/08 - 02:37 PM]
Janice Dickinson Moves in This SummeR... in Season Four of Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"
The new season rolls out Tuesday, August 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/20/08 - 02:32 PM]
Oxygen Picks Up Third Season of Hit Series "The Bad Girls Club" and Expands Show to One-Hour Format
The series is currently casting and scheduled to begin production in August, with season three scheduled to premiere this winter.

[07/20/08 - 02:26 PM]
Oxygen Picks Up High-Energy, Low-Fat Reality Competition Series "Dance Your Ass Off"
Scheduled to premiere in 2009, the series will be executive produced by Sally Ann Salsano's 495 Productions.

[07/20/08 - 01:45 PM]
Bravo Announces Development of 'American Artist' (Wt) from Executive Producer Sarah Jessica Parker and Magical Elves
Plus: "Make Me A Supermodel" and "The Real Housewives of New York City" get renewed; another "Top Chef" spin-off; and fall premiere dates.

[07/20/08 - 01:43 PM]
TelevisionwithoutpitY.com Announces the Tubey Awards
Starting today, fans can vote for 60 categories online on TelevisionWithoutPity.com.

[07/20/08 - 01:39 PM]
Sci Fi Unveils Sci Fi Ventures Portfolio of Businesses Encompassing Gaming, Publishing, Merchandising, Digital, Wireless and Youth Market
"SCI FI Ventures is a major initiative that demonstrates our commitment to building businesses and driving maximum value around the unique relationship we have with our audience," said the network's Dave Howe.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.