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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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[07/26/16 - 11:04 AM]
AMC's Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" to Conclude with Fourth and Final Season
The network also announced executive producer and showrunner, Craig Silverstein, has renewed his overall development deal.

[07/26/16 - 10:37 AM]
"Girl in the Box," The Disturbing True Story of a Woman Held Captive for Seven Years, Premieres September 10 on Lifetime, Starring Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz and Zelda Williams
Immediately following the premiere of the film, the two-part special "Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box," which documents the real-life story of Colleen Stan, will air at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/16 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu Announces New Original Special From Emmy(R)-Nominated Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
The new Hulu Original, in association with Funny Or Die, will become available to stream to Hulu subscribers on August 11.

[07/26/16 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Greenlights New Game Show, "Caraoke Showdown," Hosted by Craig Robinson
"Caraoke Showdown" will tape in Los Angeles and New York this summer and debut on Spike in 2017.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/26/16 - 08:15 AM]
"Roast Battle" Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen to All-Star Panel of Judges
They'll join the previously announced Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade.

[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

[07/26/16 - 06:14 AM]
Netflix and John Wells Productions Team Up to Tell the Definitive Story Behind The Panama Papers
The project aims to tell the definitive story behind the two journalists who cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information that revealed how the wealthy hid billions of dollars offshore through a little known law firm in Panama.

[07/25/16 - 05:49 PM]
Five Episodes of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Will Showcase Spectacular Backyard Transformations
The special episodes will premiere Thursday, August 25 through Thursday, September 22.

[07/25/16 - 01:42 PM]
E!'s Scripted Series "The Arrangement" Begins Production in Vancouver
The 10-episode one-hour series is a multi-layered, Hollywood love story about the darker side of celebrity where nobody is what they seem.

[07/25/16 - 01:38 PM]
Digital Star Hannah Hart Joins Food Network Lineup
Plans for the partnership include a six episode series along with an array of complementary digital and social content leveraging both Hart's and the network's respective digital footprints.

[07/25/16 - 01:10 PM]
Destination America Earns #1 Telecast Ever in P25-54 with "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Season Finale
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/25/16 - 12:53 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series "Breakthrough"
Production has begun on the new season, which is slated to air in spring 2017 in 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 45 languages, as well as on the Spanish language network Nat Geo Mundo.

[07/25/16 - 11:57 AM]
Netflix Announces Steve Aoki Doc: "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"
In the lead-up to Aoki's biggest show of his career, this introspective doc examines the driving force behind his passion: Rocky Aoki, daredevil showman, Benihana founder, and Steve's looming father figure.

[07/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Michelle Dockery Joins Cast of "Godless" for Netflix
Dockery joins previously announced cast members, including: Jeff Daniels and Jack O'Connell, in the period drama, that is set to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017.