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[08/09/08 - 07:47 AM]
Best Opening Ceremony Overnight Rating for Non-U.S. Olympics Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 8.

[08/08/08 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 8
Updates include: Martin Scorsese in talks to helm HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"; five check into "The Last of the Ninth" at HBO; and more from the casting front.

[08/08/08 - 04:37 PM]
Sundance Channel Announces Third Season of Eco-Series "Big Ideas for a Small Planet"
The series first launched with THE GREEN in April, 2007 and will once again be produced for Sundance Channel by Scout Productions.

[08/08/08 - 03:19 PM]
MTV's Hit Series "The Hills" Returns for Season 4 on Monday, August 18th at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: look for "Drama in The Hills: US Weekly Presents the Top 10 Most Memorable Moments Ever" on Saturday, August 16th at 1pm ET/PT.

[08/08/08 - 03:17 PM]
It's a Battle to the Finish on MTV's Season Two Live Finale of "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew"
MTV details the upcoming season finale of "America's Best Dance Crew."

[08/08/08 - 02:18 PM]
ABC News to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions on August 25-28 & September 1-4
The Alphabet's primetime coverage will begin at 10:00/9:00c on said dates.

[08/08/08 - 10:33 AM]
America to Choose the 'Wildcard' Act to Round Out the Top 40 Contestants Competing on 'America's Got Talent' When NBC's Summer Smash Hit Series Returns with Live Performance Episodes August 26
NBC details the top 39 acts and the seven potential wild cards.

[08/08/08 - 09:54 AM]
Iliza Shlesinger Becomes First Female "Last Comic Standing" at Last Night's Season Finale on Nbc
NBC details the winner of "Last Comic Standing."

[08/08/08 - 09:38 AM]
Past Houseguests from Each of the 10 Seasons of "Big Brother" Pay a Visit to the "Big Brother 10" House
CBS details this Sunday's installment of "Big Brother."

[08/08/08 - 09:37 AM]
Despite His Determination to Remain in the Game, Jessie Is Eliminated from the "Big Brother 10" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/08/08 - 07:24 AM]
NBC's Hit Game Show 'Deal Or No Deal' Will Have Its First Million-Dollar Winner in Upcoming Season
The announcement was made in a special surprise appearance by Howie Mandel during last night's "Last Comic Standing" finale.

[08/08/08 - 07:05 AM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights Environmental Series Hosted by Eco-Adventurer David De Rothschild
Each episode "will trace the eco-life of an everyday item such as a cotton t-shirt, salmon, a cell phone or a bottle of water from production to disposal."

[08/07/08 - 10:00 PM]
Joshua Allen Is America's Favorite Dancer
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[08/07/08 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 7
Updates include: "The Wire" alums head to HBO's "Treme"; FOX to import "The Informant" and "Loveland"; and AMC takes a stab at adapting "The Conversation" for the small screen.

[08/07/08 - 03:22 PM]
A&E Network and Dell Launch New Lifestyle Series We Mean Business
The series, due on September 6, features Bill Rancic, Katie Linendoll and Peter Gurski as they "lend their business savvy to a struggling entrepreneur in dire need of a quick turn-around."

[08/07/08 - 03:20 PM]
Warning! Contents May Be Too Hot to Handle! "Making the Band 4" Is Back and on Fire! Season Premiere Tuesday, August 19th at 9pm ET/PT
Plus: fans can get ready for the new season with "Making The Band's Greatest Hits" on Tuesday, August 12th at 9pm ET/PT.

[08/07/08 - 03:04 PM]
Apprentice Uk Will Start Airing August 25th on Cnbc
The "Apprentice UK" will air on CNBC on Mondays starting August 25th through November 10th.

[08/07/08 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Sends 'Wanna BET' to Tuesdays
Repeats of "Samantha Who?" - originally set for the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c hour - will assume "Bet's" old Monday, 9:00/8:00c slot starting next week (August 11).

[08/07/08 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Family Ratings Highlights for Tuesday, August 5, 2008
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/07/08 - 12:14 PM]
Find Out Everything You Need to Know About Your Favorite ABC Series with the "ABC Starter Kits," Now Available on ABC.com
The "ABC Starter Kit" offers "the fastest way to get caught up on the premise, characters and storylines for all of ABC's scripted programming."

[08/07/08 - 12:13 PM]
ABC and Dick Clark Productions Celebrate New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest
Dick Clark will also continue to co-host and executive-produce the popular program.

[08/07/08 - 10:43 AM]
Spike TV and Electronic Arts Team Up to Celebrate 'Maddenpalooza' with 'Madden NFL 09 Kickoff! Live'
The special airs Monday, August 11 at 11:40 PM, ET (tape delay on West Coast).

[08/07/08 - 09:36 AM]
Body-Bending Game Show "Hole in the Wall" Jumps Onto FOX Thursday, September 11
"The Moment of Truth," which was previously scheduled in the Thursday, 8:00/7:00c time slot, will now premiere midseason.

[08/07/08 - 08:49 AM]
Battlestar Galactica Two-Hour Special Event Set to Air in 2009
The cast includes Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

[08/07/08 - 07:48 AM]
Michael Shoemaker Named Producer, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
"Mike was at the center of all things good at 'Saturday Night Live' for the last twenty years," said Lorne Michaels. "He'll do a great job with Jimmy."

[08/07/08 - 07:03 AM]
Robin Hood Returns to BBC America for an All New U.S. Premiere Season
Season three, currently filming on location in Budapest, will air on the channel in 2009.

[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."







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