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[08/06/08 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 6
Updates include: Canadian import "4Real" heads to The CW via MRC; Jason Smilovic steps down from NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy"; and Hunter Ellis is tapped to host The CW's "In Harm's Way."

[08/06/08 - 03:32 PM]
The Hills Star and Fashion Designer Lauren Conrad to Design Red Carpet Gown for the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Trophy Presenters
"I am so excited that the Academy has asked me to design a dress for this year's Emmy Awards," said Conrad.

[08/06/08 - 03:31 PM]
The Big Balls Are Back!! ABC Picks Up "Wipeout" for a Second Season
"Wipeout" represents TV's highest-rated freshman summer series (for any network) in three years among adults 18-49.

[08/06/08 - 03:30 PM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" and "Million Dollar Listing" Set Record Ratings
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/08 - 03:29 PM]
Tori Gives Birth to Oxygen's Highest Rated and Most Watched Telecast Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/08 - 03:25 PM]
A&E New Real-Life Series Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force Premieres Thursday August 21 at 10 PM ET/PT
The newcomer "takes viewers inside the real-life dramatic pursuits of a specialized elite squad of police officers who set out each night under the cloak of darkness to put car thieves behind bars."

[08/06/08 - 03:24 PM]
Acclaimed Actor Max Von Sydow Cast for Season Three of Showtime's "The Tudors"
Sydow will portray Cardinal Von Waldburg, "a German-born clergyman who tries to organize the defeat of Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), and whose family was killed by Protestant revolutionaries."

[08/06/08 - 01:46 PM]
Soapnet Announces the Acquisition of Four Additional Movies for Its "Sunday Night Movie" Franchise
"Down and Out in Beverly Hills," "The Favor," "Gross Anatomy" and "Outrageous Fortune" are all on tap for September.

[08/06/08 - 01:04 PM]
TLC Wants to Know "Who Are You Wearing?"
Keisha Whitaker hosts the series, which bows Friday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/06/08 - 12:07 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, August 5, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/08 - 12:04 PM]
Justin Wood of Alabama Is the Champion of ABC's "I Survived a Japanese Game Show
ABC details the winner of "I Survived A Japanese Game Show."

[08/06/08 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Allows Viewers to Get a Jump on New Fall Season with 'The NBC Primetime Preview' Special
"Chuck's" Zachary Levi hosts the 30-minute special, which will be conveyed on a full spectrum of NBC Universal media platforms beginning August 30 through September 28.

[08/05/08 - 07:27 PM]
CBS News' Bob Schieffer to Moderate Final Presidential Debate on OcT. 15, 2008
Hosted by Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., the 90-minute debate will take place at 9:00 PM, ET, on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

[08/05/08 - 06:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 5
Updates include: Ed Begley Jr. to replace Larry Miller on CBS's "Gary"; "5th Grader" eyes a syndication berth; and the usual mix of casting news.

[08/05/08 - 04:36 PM]
Continued Popularity for 21st Annual Shark Week as 29 Million Tune In
Discovery spins the numbers for July 27-August 2.

[08/05/08 - 04:34 PM]
CMT Honors "The King" with a Week of Programming Beginning August 11
To kick off "Elvis Week," CMT will premiere ELVIS: VIVA LAS VEGAS on Monday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[08/05/08 - 01:06 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Show of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, Pacing NBC's Week of July 28-AuG. 3
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/08 - 01:05 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Eighth Time in 10 Weeks This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/08 - 01:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 28, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/08 - 01:01 PM]
The First Two Finalists Are Eliminated from Competition But Remain in the Show as Part of the Chorus, on "High School Musical: Get in the Picture"
ABC details the latest "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" elimination.

[08/05/08 - 12:58 PM]
Production Has Begun on ABC's "Life on Mars"
Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy and Lisa Bonet all star in the revamped newcomer.

[08/05/08 - 11:04 AM]
Grammy(R)-Winning Soul Chanteuse Joss Stone Joins the Cast for the Third Season of Showtime's the Tudors
Stone will star in three episodes as Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) fourth wife.

[08/05/08 - 10:18 AM]
Michael Vick's Dog-Fighting Drama Kicks Off New Animal Planet Series Animal Witness, Where Crime Stories Unfold from a Different Point of View
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, August 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/05/08 - 09:56 AM]
Texan Melissa Lawson Is Crowned the 'Nashville Star'
NBC details the winner of "Nashville Star."

[08/05/08 - 07:37 AM]
Entertainment Legend and Academy Award(R) Winner Shirley Maclaine ('Terms of Endearment') Stars in the Three-Hour Lifetime Original Movie Event, 'Coco Chanel,' Premiering Saturday, September 13
The cable channel confirms our report from yesterday about the original movie event.

[08/05/08 - 07:21 AM]
Spike TV Original Movie 'S.I.S.' Premieres Sunday, August 24 at 10 PM ET/PT
The two-hour backdoor pilot stars Matt Nable, Peter Stebbings, Omari Hardwick, Colleen Porch and Keith David.

[08/05/08 - 07:12 AM]
Lionsgate(R) Announces Home Entertainment Distribution Deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Upcoming titles include: "According to Jim," "Reaper," "Hope & Faith," "8 Simple Rules," "Boy Meets World," "October Road," "Kevin Hill," "My Wife & Kids" and "Six Degrees."

[08/04/08 - 10:00 PM]
Winners of "Teen Choice 2008" Announced
TV winners include "Gossip Girl," "Heroes," "Hannah Montana," "America's Best Dance Crew," "American Idol," "The Hills" and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."

[08/04/08 - 09:36 PM]
Lifetime Sets 'Coco' Premiere, Off-Network Runs
"Wife Swap" and "Desperate Housewives" will air five days a week on the cable channel starting Tuesday, September 2.

[08/04/08 - 08:31 PM]
Sci Fi to Run 'Atlantis' Through Fall
The series will serve as a lead-in to newcomer "Sanctuary," which stars "Atlantis" alum Amanda Tapping.

[08/04/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Nigel Lythgoe exits "American Idol"; Kelli Williams to "Lie to Me" for FOX; and plenty of other casting news.

[08/04/08 - 04:32 PM]
Hallmark Channel and Kay(R) Jewelers Partner to Celebrate Network's Original Movie, "Dear Prudence," Starring Jane Seymour, and Actress' "Open Hearts" Jewelry Collection Exclusive to Kay(R)
The actress' Open Hearts by Jane Seymour jewelry line is sold exclusively at Kay Jewelers and at www.kay.com.

[08/04/08 - 04:31 PM]
Emmy(R) Winner Rhea Perlman and Jason Gedrick Get in Tune with 'The Christmas Choir' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering December 6
The film is inspired by the true story of a man volunteering at a homeless shelter who saw a way to help the men living there by creating a choir from their surprising musical talents.

[08/04/08 - 03:47 PM]
Greek Heads Back to Campus for Its Sophomore Season This August Premiering Tuesday, August 26 on ABC Family - New Day and Time!
Charisma Carpenter, Max Greenfield and Senta Moses are all set to return for the new season, which also adds Michael Rady and Carol Potter.

[08/04/08 - 03:32 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Doctor Who' Season Finale Ends with Double Digit Growth
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, August 1.

[08/04/08 - 03:26 PM]
Kanye West, Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Mary J. Blige, Flo Rida, Danity Kane, Panic at the Disco, Lil Wayne, Tokio Hotel and Lupe Fiasco Walk Away with "2008 Video Music Awards" Nominations for "Best Pop Video" and "Best Hip Hop Video"
In addition, "the always charming southern rapper and critical darling Lil Wayne has just been confirmed to perform at this year's VMAs."

[08/04/08 - 02:13 PM]
TLC Helps Six Greensburg, Ks Families Make Their New Houses Into Homes with Making It Home: Greensburg
Doug Wilson and Faber Dewar host the series, which premieres Saturday, August 23.

[08/04/08 - 01:27 PM]
Comedian Russell Peters Pledges Allegiance to the World's 'Red, White and Brown'
Peters will also host Showtime's new stand-up comedy series "Comics Without Borders," which bows on Thursday, September 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/04/08 - 01:03 PM]
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Guest Star as Themselves in the Season Premiere of "Ugly Betty"
In the episode, magazine editors Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) and Alexis Meade (Rebecca Romijn) appear on "Live with Regis and Kelly" to promote the new issue of Mode magazine.

[08/04/08 - 01:02 PM]
Entertainment Tonight and Msn Unite in Web Content Deal
ET will produce a daily mini-newscast for MSN, called "ET on MSN," which will be anchored by ET's on-air talent.

[08/04/08 - 11:23 AM]
Visionaries, Innovators, and Thought Leaders Join Sci Fi to Launch New Blog
Sir Richard Branson, Michio Kaku, Edie Weiner and Anton Yelchin are among the contributors.

[08/04/08 - 10:55 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie 'Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal' Builds Pyramid to Become Network's Top W18-34 and W12-17 Movie of the Year
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, August 2.

[08/04/08 - 10:39 AM]
'Access Hollywood' Weekend Co-Anchor and Correspondent Shaun Robinson Renews Contract to Continue with Hit Entertainment Newsmagazine
Robinson has been with "Access Hollywood" for nearly nine years, joining the show as a weekend co-anchor in May 1999.

[08/04/08 - 09:17 AM]
Presidential Nominees John Mccain and Barack Obama Tape Funny Campaign Ads for NBC's Must-See Season Finale of "Last Comic Standing" on Thursday, August 7 (8:00-9:30 P.M. Et) When America's Choice for the Funniest Comic in the World Will Be Revealed
Also set to appear: Jon Lovitz, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Joel McHale and current "Last Comic Standing" champion Jon Reep.

[08/04/08 - 09:12 AM]
USA Network Has New Showrunners for Hit Show Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Walon Green, Robert Nathan, John Coles, Michael S. Chernuchin, Andrew Lipsitz and Timothy J. Lea will shepherd season eight, due in November.

[08/04/08 - 06:40 AM]
July Marks Record for Oxygen Everywhere
Oxygen further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/04/08 - 12:05 AM]
FOX Trots Into Season Five of Smash Series "So You Think You Can Dance"
Plus: the "So You Think You Can Dance" Live Tour 2008 kicks off Saturday, September 20 in Tacoma, WA.

[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.







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[04/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 10:30 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 10:03 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 09:45 AM]
Creative Team Behind "The Bachelor" Franchise Introduces New Luxurious Line of Hot Tubs to Be Sold at Retailers Nationwide Beginning April 1
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[04/01/15 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's WWE "Monday Night Raw" Attracts Largest Audience in Nearly Three Years
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[04/01/15 - 09:31 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 08:38 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 08:36 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 08:29 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 07:24 AM]
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[04/01/15 - 07:21 AM]
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