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[08/03/08 - 05:28 PM]
Olympics Opening Ceremony to Air at New, Early Start Time 7:30 PM ET/PT, Friday on Nbc
"After seeing two dress rehearsals in the last week, it's clear that this Opening Ceremony is simply spectacular," NBC Sports David Neal said.

[08/01/08 - 07:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 1
Updates include: Thomas Jane to be "Hung" for HBO; Robert Forster to turn up on NBC's "Heroes"; and Lisa Bonet visits ABC's "Life on Mars."

[08/01/08 - 01:06 PM]
Thursday Schedule Changes Boost Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/08 - 12:29 PM]
Angie's Alliance Falls Apart When the "Big Brother 10" Houseguests Vote Her Out of the Game
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/01/08 - 09:33 AM]
FOX Broadcasting Company Announces Sponsors for "Teen Choice 2008"
Dr Pepper, JCPenney and Neutrogena are all sponsoring the event, which airs Monday, August 4.

[07/31/08 - 10:00 PM]
Top 4 "So You Think You Can Dance" Finalists Announced
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/31/08 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 31
Updates include: Josh Berman brings a James Patterson character to the small screen for CBS; Craig Piligian lands a pair of series at Discovery; and TNT orders a new drama pilot from John Masius.

[07/31/08 - 04:41 PM]
The Networks of NBC News Present More Than 200 Hours of Coverage from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions
Primetime coverage will run at 10:00/9:00c on NBC from Monday, Aug. 25-Thursday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Sep. 1-Thursday, Sep. 4, 10-11 p.m.

[07/31/08 - 03:57 PM]
Bravo's Original Series Deliver Record-Breaking Ratings, Again
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29-Wednesday, July 30.

[07/31/08 - 02:43 PM]
CBS to Sponsor Its Fourth Multicultural Sketch Comedy Talent Showcase to Be Directed by Rick Najera, in Association with Aftra, American Indians in Film and Television, East West Players, Nosotros, Sag and the Robey Theatre Company
Executive producer, writer and Vice President of the LATV Network, Rick Najera, will again direct the showcase for CBS.

[07/31/08 - 01:55 PM]
Love and Dreams Are Not for Sale MTV Presents a Blockbuster Event for Exclusive Premiere of New Movie Musical "The American Mall" on Monday, August 11 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
The DVD and soundtrack will be available in stores on Tuesday, August 12 - the day following the premiere on MTV.

[07/31/08 - 12:55 PM]
Greatest American Dog, in Its New Time Period, Places First in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 30.

[07/31/08 - 12:45 PM]
The Sixth Season of 'Nashville Star' Culminates Live on Monday, August 4 at a Special Time (10-11 PM ET/PT)
Shawn Mayer, Melissa Lawson or Gabe Garcia will be crowned this year's "Nashville Star."

[07/31/08 - 08:53 AM]
Spike TV Announces the Pickup of Original, Non-Scripted Series '1000 Ways to Die'
Originally a two-part special, the May premiere drew an average audience of 1.0 million viewers.

[07/31/08 - 08:52 AM]
Discovery Health Takes a Revolutionary Look Into the Human Body with an Original Series, Body in Numbers
The four-part series premieres on Wednesday, September 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/31/08 - 08:49 AM]
TLC Premieres 'Hope for Your Home', Hosted by Kirsten Kemp Becker
The series, due on August 9, will "take on the tough circumstances so many homeowners in this country are facing today."

[07/30/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 30
Updates include: Bob Kushell to adapt "Don't Do This, Don't Do That" for ABC; HBO looks to bring Liza Palmer's "Fat Girl" to the small screen; and Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg tell HBO "How to Make It in America."

[07/30/08 - 03:06 PM]
Sci Fi's Eureka Is #1 Cable Program on Tuesday with 3rd Season Premiere
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/08 - 10:57 AM]
Josh Lucas Cast in "Possible Side Effects" Pilot for Showtime
The Tim Robbins-created project focuses on three brothers who preside over a family-run pharmaceutical business, headed up by Max Hunt, played by Lucas.

[07/30/08 - 10:54 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 29, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/08 - 07:01 AM]
Prinze, JR. Joins Wwe Creative Team
The actor/writer will now have a behind the scenes role contributing to WWE's weekly television and pay-per-view programs.

[07/29/08 - 06:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 29
Updates include: Gretchen Mol joins ABC's "Life on Mars"; while Sheldon Turner and Robert Port look to revive "The Streets of San Francisco" for CBS.

[07/29/08 - 01:54 PM]
The Police to Appear on Sundance Channel Series Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...
The episode will air as part of "Spectacle's" debut season on Sundance Channel beginning December 3.

[07/29/08 - 01:53 PM]
Hallmark Channel Wins #7 Spot for July Sweeps and for Week of July 21-27
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/29/08 - 01:52 PM]
A&E Posts Double-Digit Growth Across All Key Demographics for July
A&E spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/29/08 - 01:51 PM]
Thomas Moody Named Senior Vice President, Program Planning and Acquisitions, A&E Network and Bio Channel
Since 2003, Moody has been the Vice President, Program Planning for A&E Television Networks.

[07/29/08 - 01:47 PM]
Sci Fi Channel Has Best July Ever with Young and Female Viewers
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/29/08 - 01:32 PM]
July Is Oxygen's Best Month Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/29/08 - 01:28 PM]
The Next Food Network Star Finale Smashes Records for Food Network
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, July 27.

[07/29/08 - 01:08 PM]
Sean Maguire Cast as the Lead in "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire," Comedy Central's First Fantasy-Comedy
The series will be shot on location in Hungary and is scheduled to premiere in early 2009.

[07/29/08 - 01:08 PM]
The Six West Coast Audition Finalists Are Revealed on ABC's Reality Series, "High School Musical: Get in the Picture"
The sextet will join the East Coast finalists starting next week.

[07/29/08 - 01:07 PM]
Big Brother 10 to Bring Back "America's Player"
CBS details tonight's installment of "Big Brother."

[07/29/08 - 01:06 PM]
Actor Denis Leary Will Host the Fifth Anniversary of "Fashion Rocks" an Entertainment Special Celebrating the Best in Fashion and Music, Tuesday, SepT. 9 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Chris Cornell, One Republic, Pussycat Dolls, Solange Knowles and Timbaland with special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd are added as performers.

[07/29/08 - 01:04 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 21-27.

[07/29/08 - 01:03 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 21, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 21-27.

[07/29/08 - 01:02 PM]
Bravo Posts Highest Rated July Ever in the Adults 18-49 Demo
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/29/08 - 12:59 PM]
Paced by 'America's Got Talent,' the Most-Watched Show of the Week, NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of July 21-27
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 21-27.

[07/29/08 - 09:34 AM]
'The Baby Borrowers: Lessons Learned' Town Hall Special Wednesday, August 6 to Be Hosted by Hoda Kotb with DR. Drew Pinsky
Special guests include The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy CEO Sarah Brown as well as "The Baby Borrowers" creator Richard McKerrow.

[07/29/08 - 06:54 AM]
Nick at Nite Teams Up with Michael Eisner's Tornante Animation for New TV Series
"Celebrity Deathmatch's" Eric Fogel will design the animated series, which has a 20-episode commitment.

[07/29/08 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "Eureka" Star Colin Ferguson & Executive Producer Jamie Paglia

[07/28/08 - 07:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 28
Updates include: Showtime to revisit Studio 54; Dave Franco joins FOX's "Do Not Disturb"; and ABC teams with Canadian broadcaster CBC for "18 to Life."

[07/28/08 - 02:40 PM]
G4 Expands "Duty Free TV" Block of International Programming with Two New British Comedy Series
"The Peter Serafinowicz Show" debuts Friday, August 1 at 8:30 PM ET/PT, followed by "Freaky" at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

[07/28/08 - 01:23 PM]
CBS News Announces Coverage Plans for 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions
Primetime coverage will run August 26-28 and September 2-4 at 10:00/9:00c each night.

[07/28/08 - 01:22 PM]
MTV to Air Live Episode of Series "Engaged & Underage"
In the one-hour episode, which airs Saturday, August 2, "one incredible young couple will have their dream wedding in front of a national audience."

[07/28/08 - 12:11 PM]
Mario Lopez Named Host of Telepictures Productions' Syndicated Entertainment News Magazine "Extra"
He'll replace Mark McGrath, who will be "leaving the show at his request in order to refocus on his musical career."

[07/28/08 - 11:34 AM]
'America's Got Talent,' NBC's #1 Show of the Summer, Features Auditions from the Myspace Virtual City in Final Audition Episode Tuesday, July 29
Plus: On August 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) and August 7 (9:30-11 p.m. ET), the Las Vegas Callbacks episodes will air and the Top 40 acts will be determined.

[07/28/08 - 11:16 AM]
NBC Universal Details Unprecedented Digital Coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Said coverage includes 2,200 hours of live competition encompassing 25 sports.

[07/28/08 - 10:31 AM]
Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst and Ryan Seacrest to Host the "60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Sunday, September 21 on ABC
The Outstanding Host Reality or Reality Competition Program is a new category that was added to this year's nomination ballot.

[07/28/08 - 10:25 AM]
Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, T.I. Jordin Sparks and Flo Rida Nab Moonman Nods for "2008 Video Music Awards" Best Female Video and Best Male Video Nominees
Comedian/actor Russell Brand will host the event, due on Sunday, September 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/08 - 10:14 AM]
Sunday Night Football Extra to Be Streamed Live at NFL.com & NbcsportS.com
The news marks the first time complete NFL games will be widely available in the U.S. via live online streaming.







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[07/26/17 - 12:38 PM]
21 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast Premiere of Disney's "Descendants 2" in Live + 3 Data
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, July 21.

[07/26/17 - 11:14 AM]
Electus Partners with Michael Franzese, Moshe Diamant, and Michael Tadross Jr. to Create New Mafia Series "American Royalty"
The project is a revealing and uncompromising look back at a time when mobsters were bigger than life, often bringing politicians and corporate executives to their knees.

[07/26/17 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Dives Into Production on New Original Drama Series "Siren"
Sibongile "Sibo" Mlambo joins the previously announced cast of Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen.

[07/26/17 - 10:58 AM]
PBS Announces "We'll Meet Again" with Ann Curry, New Six-Part Series Premiering Winter 2018
Exploring some of history's most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them, the series brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments.

[07/26/17 - 10:50 AM]
Animal Planet's "Rescue Dog to Super Dog" Gives Assistance and Comfort to People in Need and a Second Chance to Shelter Dogs
The newcomer launches Saturday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/17 - 10:49 AM]
Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino to Anchor Science Channel's Primetime Coverage of the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21 at 9 PM
In addition, Massimino will serve as guide to the definitive series on our closest neighbors in the solar system, "The Planets," premiering Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/17 - 10:48 AM]
Terry O'Quinn to Host New Science Channel Series "Mysteries of the Missing"
The series premieres Saturday, August 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/26/17 - 10:47 AM]
"MythBusters" Returns to Science Channel with New Team on November 15
The new 14-episode season, featuring Brian Louden and Jon Lung, will debut on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/17 - 10:32 AM]
Spike Presents an Encore Presentation of Bellator's Biggest Event Ever - Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva
Bellator's biggest fight card featured a double main event between fierce rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva.

[07/26/17 - 10:01 AM]
Investigation Discovery Welcomes Tamron Hall Back to Primetime with an All-New Season of Her Hit Newsmagazine "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall"
Season five premieres Sunday, September 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/26/17 - 10:00 AM]
Investigation Discovery Peels Back Dark and Secret Layers to Reveal "Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery"
The two-hour world-premiere special airs Sunday, August 27 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/17 - 09:02 AM]
Award-Winning Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Expands Creative Partnership with Oprah Winfrey Via First-Look Deal with Harpo Films for Television and Digital Media
Additionally, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced it has renewed for a third season DuVernay's critically acclaimed original drama series "Queen Sugar."

[07/26/17 - 09:00 AM]
Lynn Sadofsky Joins Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel Programming Teams
Sadofsky will work with programmers to develop new series, manage show production and cultivate new talent.

[07/26/17 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Coast to Victory
The Peacock once again eclipses the competition in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/26/17 - 06:02 AM]
AMC Launches The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club and The Walking Dead Subscription Box (Working Title) in September
The latter service will be $49.99 each quarter and fans can begin signing up in late September.