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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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[07/21/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words," A Revealing Profile of the Former President, Debuts Aug. 4 on HBO
The film is presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of his resignation and features excerpts from his secretly recorded his private conversations.

[07/21/14 - 12:38 PM]
Zap! Pow! Bang! Comedy Central(R) Hits San Diego Comic-Con with Multiple Fan Events
Said offering start with back-to-back panels as Comedy Central Presents "Key & Peele" and Introduces "Moonbeam City" on Thursday, July 24.

[07/21/14 - 11:44 AM]
Velocity's All-New Series "Garage Squad" Helps America Rebuild and Restore Their Favorite Dream Cars
Hosted by Bruno Massel and Lauren Bohlander, the series comes to the rescue of people whose automotive projects have come to a dead end.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Bleachers Named VH1's August You Oughta Know Artist
Bleachers will benefit from significant cross-platform promotion via frequent music video plays, a custom promo spot, interview on VH1's music-oriented Tuner blog, VH1's Top 20 Countdown, and much more.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Academy Award Winner(R) Adrien Brody Stars in "Houdini" - Two-Night Miniseries-Event Premieres September 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History(R)
Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry's life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats.

[07/21/14 - 11:22 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's No. 1 Series "The Incredible Dr. Pol" Returns Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 9 PM ET/PT
Additionally, his new book, "Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow," hits the stands August 18, chronicling his life from childhood in the Netherlands up to the local hero he is today.

[07/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as Vice President, Original Movies
Most recently, Maggini was Vice President of Television for Josephson Entertainment in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for managing all areas of television development on behalf of the company.

[07/21/14 - 10:48 AM]
Homeowners Smash Their Way to Spectacular Renovations on DIY Network's "Sledgehammer"
The series features homeowners who think they're trying out for a home improvement show, but instead get a surprise visit from Jason Cameron who promises to fix any room they can completely demolish in 30 minutes.

[07/21/14 - 10:47 AM]
Six New Ways to Celebrate Shark Week 2014
Building upon last year's 11 shark-filled specials, a whopping 13 hours of new programming coupled with the live late-night talk show "Shark After Dark" will air beginning August 10.

[07/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
Country Rocks Your Summer on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Tuesday, August 5 on the ABC Television Network
Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton with special guest Gwen Sebastian.

[07/21/14 - 10:30 AM]
Live+7-Day Playback for the Premiere Episode of "Under the Dome" Tops Last Summer's L+7 Series Premiere
CBS further spins the numbers for Monday, June 30.

[07/21/14 - 10:29 AM]
FXX to Air Longest Running Marathon in TV History with "The Simpsons"
For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, FXX will air 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" (through Season 25) as well as "The Simpsons Movie" (airing after episode 400), in chronological order.

[07/21/14 - 10:19 AM]
Bernadette Peters to Guest Star in Bravo Media's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Peters will play Lyla's (Janeane Garofalo) mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids.

[07/21/14 - 10:17 AM]
He'll Be Back - "Louie" Picked Up by FX for Fifth Season
The seven-episode new season from Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star/Director/Editor Louis C.K. will premiere in Spring 2015.

[07/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Aw, Geez, FX Is Going Back to "Fargo"
The new chapter of the "Fargo" story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes.