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[08/13/08 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 13
Updates include: ABC locks casting on 18 pilots; Cynthia Stevenson set for "Surviving Suburbia" at The CW; and Jennifer Lopez to bring "Maid in Manhattan" to the small screen at ABC.

[08/13/08 - 03:20 PM]
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood Finishes as Most Watched & Most Clicked Season in Oxygen & OxygeN.com History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 12.

[08/13/08 - 01:27 PM]
Phelps and Gymnastics Powers NBC to Most Viewed and Highest Rated Night of Beijing Games
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 12.

[08/13/08 - 12:23 PM]
VH1 Makes Thursdays Fabulous with 3 New Original Series Premiering on Thursday, August 21
Newcomers "Glam God with Vivica A. Fox" and "The Cho Show" will join "The Fabulous Life" on said date.

[08/13/08 - 12:13 PM]
America's Toughest Jobs Will Air on Wednesdays Starting August 27 on Cnbc
The Peacock sibling will rebroadcast the newcomer on Wednesday nights at 9PM and 1AM.

[08/13/08 - 11:28 AM]
Arsenio Hall to Host the Blacklist: 100 Greatest Power Moves, Five-Part TV One Original Special Premiering Sunday November 9
The event will air over five consecutive nights, culminating with the top 20 - and the #1 moment - on Thursday, November 13.

[08/13/08 - 09:28 AM]
Regis Philbin to Guest Star on "How I Met Your Mother"
Regis, who will star as himself in the episode, "meets a burger-mad Marshall while on his quest to find the restaurant where he had his very first New York burger."

[08/13/08 - 08:41 AM]
Hip Hop Pioneers, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty by Nature and Too $hort Will Be Honored at the Fifth Annual 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors'
Tracy Morgan returns as host of the event, which airs Tuesday, October 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/12/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 12
Updates include: Edward Allen Bernero books three projects at CBS; Tori Spelling says no to The CW's "90210"; and Fox Reality's "Gimme My Reality Show" names judges.

[08/12/08 - 04:44 PM]
Hit British Comedy the It Crowd to Air on IFC 'Automat' Beginning This Fall
IFC will air the first two seasons this fall beginning September 30.

[08/12/08 - 04:43 PM]
CMT Crossroads: 38 Special and Trace Adkins to Tape August 19
Look for the special to air Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30/9:30c.

[08/12/08 - 04:42 PM]
Belmont University and CMT One Country Team Up to Host 'Your Voice Your Choice' Concert Event
All proceeds from the event will benefit the local nonprofit partners of CMT One Country, the pro-social initiative of CMT.

[08/12/08 - 01:18 PM]
Olympics Continue Dominance for Nbc
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 11.

[08/12/08 - 11:22 AM]
America's Next Top Model Returns with a Two-Hour Premiere and 14 New Ladies on Wednesday, September 3
The CW details the cycle 11 finalists for "America's Next Top Model."

[08/12/08 - 11:21 AM]
Emmy Award Nominee Sara Gilbert Joins the Cast of "The Big Bang Theory" as a Series Regular
She'll reprise her role as "Leslie Winkle," Leonard's (Johnny Galecki) colleague and on-again-off-again love interest.

[08/12/08 - 11:20 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 4, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 4-10.

[08/12/08 - 11:19 AM]
The Next 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.

[08/12/08 - 11:18 AM]
In the Longstanding Tradition of TV Variety Shows Honoring the U.S. Military, ABC Airs "America United: In Support of Our Troops," Sunday, September 7
The star-studded lineup of performers and celebrities appearing includes Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Pam Anderson, Toby Keith, Jessica Simpson, D.L. Hughley, ZZ Top, Clint Black, Kathy Griffin and Ne-Yo.

[08/12/08 - 11:17 AM]
'Gemini Division' Premieres on NBC.com and ScifI.com on August 18th
The 50-episode online series stars Rosario Dawson and Justin Hartley.

[08/12/08 - 11:14 AM]
NBC Dominates the Week of AuG. 4-10, as the 2008 Beijing Summer Games Open with Record Results
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 4-10.

[08/12/08 - 09:40 AM]
MTV Networks' Mhd: Music High-Definition Channel Kicks Into High Gear with New Programming and a New Name - Palladia
The term Palladia "conveys a sense of spectacle -- a grand stage, a vast arena and the excitement of live musical performances."

[08/11/08 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 11
Updates include: Matthew Bomer to topline USA's "White Collar"; and "Lost's" Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly are reportedly in talks with ABC Studios to renegotiate their contracts.

[08/11/08 - 04:40 PM]
Sundance Channel Adds British Comedy Series "Pulling" to Sunday Night Comedy Block
The six episode series will premiere on Sunday, October 19 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/11/08 - 04:39 PM]
AMC's Reinterpretation of Cult Classic the Prisoner Starts Production on Monday, August 11
Plus: Ruth Wilson, Hayley Atwell, Lennie James and Jamie Campbell-Bower join the previously cast Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen.

[08/11/08 - 03:16 PM]
The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards on ABC Will "Look Mahvelous" and Feature Some of the Most Unforgettable Lines in Television History, Recited by Entertainment's Biggest Stars
Among those participating: Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, Kelsey Grammer, Heidi Klum, Denis Leary, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Piven, Doris Roberts, William Shatner, James Spader and Donald Trump.

[08/11/08 - 03:15 PM]
Madonna, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, Tokio Hotel, Jordin Sparks, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Danity Kane and Miley Cyrus "2008 Video Music Awards" Nominees for "Best New Artist" and "Best Dancing in a Video"
Each Friday night at 8pm ET/PT on "FNMTV," two new categories are announced and opened for viewers to vote for their favorite artists and videos.

[08/11/08 - 01:54 PM]
107 Million Watch Olympics Sunday - Most Watched First Sunday in Summer Olympics History
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 10.

[08/11/08 - 12:38 PM]
CBS Paramount Network Television Expands Cable Programming Unit
Former CBS and Discovery executive Jim McKairnes joins the studio as Senior Vice President, Cable Development and Strategic Planning.

[08/11/08 - 12:36 PM]
Bravo Media Launches Initiative to Build Network of Brand Ambassadors
"B-Hive" and "Influentials" are part of "an effort to give the network's core audience content in tune with what they want and to build a network of ambassadors for the brand."

[08/10/08 - 12:58 PM]
NBC's Beijing Olympics on Pace to Be Most Watched Olympics in History with 114 Million Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 9.

[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."







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[07/27/16 - 12:31 PM]
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[07/27/16 - 11:30 AM]
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[07/27/16 - 10:02 AM]
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[07/27/16 - 06:01 AM]
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The one-hour season finale airs Sunday, August 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

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