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    [tuesday, august 19, 2008]    
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[08/19/08 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 19
Updates include: "The Office's" Michael Schur inks a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with producer Universal Media Studios.

[08/19/08 - 04:57 PM]
Mythbusters Take on One of Their Biggest Myths Ever: Nasa Moon Landing Hoax Theories
Said installment airs Wednesday, August 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/19/08 - 02:33 PM]
200 Million Watch Olympics on NBC Universal Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/08 - 01:50 PM]
NBC Universal Sells $25 Million in Additional Olympic Advertising
This is on top of the more than $1 billion the network sold leading into the Games.

[08/19/08 - 12:43 PM]
ABC Family Ratings Highlights (Week of 8/11)
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/08 - 12:43 PM]
Disney Channel Ratings Highlights (Week of 8/11)
The Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/08 - 12:42 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 11, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/08 - 12:41 PM]
Two More 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.

[08/19/08 - 12:32 PM]
Academy Award-Winner Barry Jossen Takes the Reigns as Head of Creative for ABC Studios
Jossen will now oversee the day-to-day creative affairs of the Development and Current departments for drama and comedy.

[08/19/08 - 12:30 PM]
Ncis Drops Anchor on Ion Television
The series will air on Mondays and Tuesdays in the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET timeslot starting September 8.

[08/19/08 - 12:29 PM]
NBC's Coverage of the Beijing Olympics Delivers the Most Dominant Primetime Week in People Meter History
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/08 - 12:27 PM]
Big Brother Takes Silver Opposite Beijing
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/08 - 12:26 PM]
CBS Announces 11 Teams for the 13th Installment of "The Amazing Race" Premiering SepT. 28
The 11 teams will travel over 30,000 miles, spanning five continents in 23 days, all starting from the world famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.

[08/19/08 - 12:04 PM]
We TV.com's Original Web Series "She Got Game" Surprises and Challenges Unsuspecting Shoppers All-New Episodes Every Monday and Thursday
James Aguiar hosts the online game show, which gives shoppers a chance to win designer shoes, bags and more.

[08/19/08 - 10:07 AM]
Warren Sapp Joins All-Star Lineup for 'Inside the NFL'
The former All-Pro defensive lineman will join analysts Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth and host James Brown.

[08/19/08 - 10:03 AM]
Mgm Options Uk Online Graphic Novel Sensation 'The Many Worlds of Jonas Moore' for Series Television Development
"There has never been a black British action hero before and what appealed to me was that MGM understood this from the outset," said creator Howard Webster.

[08/19/08 - 09:56 AM]
FOX Reality Channel Announces "Gimme My Reality Show!" Distribution Partner
"Due to its highly original and very fun concept, we expect strong interest and sales in both the finished show and the format," said Target Entertainment's Glen Hansen.

[08/19/08 - 09:10 AM]
Yates Racing and NBC Announce Driver Travis Kvapil to Drive No. 28 'Knight Rider' Ford at Bristol
"This is such an awesome sponsor for our team at Bristol," commented Kvapil. "The television series 'Knight Rider' is a show that everyone can get hooked on. I think it's really cool that NBC has chosen to reinvent the series for the fall line-up."

[08/19/08 - 08:32 AM]
Bio Channel Premieres Two New Original Series
Look for "Why I Ran" on Monday, September 1 at 10:00/9:00c with "Watching the Detectives" on Sunday, September 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/19/08 - 08:15 AM]
Jennifer Bresnan to Head CBS Alternative Programming
Bresnan segues to CBS from The CW, where she has served as Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming since August of 2006.

[08/19/08 - 08:13 AM]
Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury Announces Launch of 'The Wendy Williams Show' on FOX Television Stations in Mid-2009
The series will conclude its six-week on-air preview on Friday, August 22.

[08/18/08 - 06:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 18
Updates include: Kathryn Newton to replace Laura Marano on CBS's "Gary"; plus MyNetworkTV renames its newcomers.

[08/18/08 - 04:56 PM]
Oscar(R)-Winning Filmmaker Ron Howard to Relive His Extraordinary Career in New Tcm Original Special Ron Howard: 50 Years in Film
The 90-minute special, due in December, will trace the actor/director's career from a first-person perspective.

[08/18/08 - 04:53 PM]
MTV to Give Viewers a Daily Dose of Police Busts and Pranks with the Series Premiere of "Busted" and the Return of "High School Stories"
The pair will air weeknights at 6:00/5:00c starting August 25.

[08/18/08 - 04:52 PM]
Jonas Brothers, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Chris Brown, Linkin' Park, Pussycat Dolls, the Ting Tings, Paramore, Slipknot and Britney Spears Make Up This Year's "2008 Video Music Awards" Nominees for "Video of the Year" and "Best Rock Video"
Nominees for "Video of the Year" include Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Chris Brown, The Pussycat Dolls and The Ting Tings.

[08/18/08 - 04:32 PM]
We TV Adds "Locator," "Cakes" in September
The pair will be joined by the return of "John Edward Cross Country" as well as current entries "Bridezillas" and "Secret Lives of Women."

[08/18/08 - 03:54 PM]
'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Kicks Off Seventh Season by Introducing New Changes to the Game, Creating New Levels of Excitement, Emotional Drama and Heart-Pounding Tension for Both Viewers and Contestants
Changes include questions played against a clock, updated lifelines and a brand new partnership with Skype, which will enable contestants to "Ask the Expert" for assistance through a face-to-face video call.

[08/18/08 - 02:17 PM]
Olympics Mid-Games Report: NBC's Beijing Success Boosts Viewership Across All NBC Universal Platforms
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 17.

[08/18/08 - 01:13 PM]
The CW Won't Screen '90210' for Critics
"We're not hiding anything... simply keeping a lid on 90210 until 9.02, riding the curiosity and anticipation into premiere night, and letting all our constituents see it at the same time," the network said in a statement.

[08/18/08 - 12:54 PM]
The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards to Feature "Television's Most Memorable Moments" During Live Ceremony, September 21 on Abc
Among the featured shows: "American Idol," "Friends," "Sex and the City," "South Park," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "ER," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "The Sopranos" and "The X-Files."

[08/18/08 - 12:51 PM]
The 2008 Alma Awards,(R) Featuring Today's Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 12 on Abc
The Alphabet details the winners of last night's event, which airs Friday, September 12 on the network.

[08/18/08 - 12:49 PM]
ABC Television Network and TV Guide Magazine Announce an Unprecedented Promotion
The August 25th issue will carry 21 advertising pages by ABC that include a combination of brand and tune-in messaging, as well as a DVD promoting ABC's Fall programming.

[08/18/08 - 12:19 PM]
Sci Fi's Eureka Season 3 Premiere Is Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Original Sci Fi Series Episode in 2 Years with New Live + 7 Data
Sci Fi further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[08/18/08 - 10:43 AM]
Laurence Fishburne Joins the Cast of "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation"
Fishburne will play a former pathologist who is now working as an itinerant college lecturer, teaching a course in criminalistics.

[08/18/08 - 10:20 AM]
NBC Announces Courtney B. Vance Will Join Real-Life Wife Angela Bassett on 'Er' for Multi-Episode Story Arc During 15th and Final Season
Vance will be playing the role of Russell Banfield, husband to Cate Banfield played by real-life wife, Angela Bassett.

[08/18/08 - 09:28 AM]
Grey Goose Entertainment and Sundance Channel Announce Talent Pairings for Fourth Season of 'Iconoclasts' Premiering October 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
New season to feature: Archbishop Desmond Tutu + Sir Richard Branson; Stella McCartney + Edward Ruscha; Tony Hawk + Jon Favreau; Bill Maher + Clive Davis; Venus Williams + Wyclef Jean; Cameron Diaz + Cameron Sinclair.

[08/18/08 - 07:48 AM]
CMT Takes Redneck Weddings to the Extreme with "CMT's Biggest Redneck Wedding Ever"
The one-hour special premieres Saturday, August 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/18/08 - 07:44 AM]
Lifetime Networks to Launch 14th Annual Stop Breast Cancer for Life Multi-Platform Campaign for October
The programming highlight of the 2008 effort is the star-studded Lifetime Original Movie "Living Proof," starring Harry Connick, Jr.

[08/17/08 - 12:20 PM]
NBC's Most Viewed Saturday Program in 18 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 16.

[08/16/08 - 12:43 PM]
185 Million Watch Olympics Through 8 Days
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/15/08 - 06:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 15
Updates include: "Lost's" Matthew Fox gets a raise; "Moonlight's" Alex O'Loughlin to stick with CBS; and Cristian de la Fuente is named series regular on USA's "In Plain Sight."

[08/15/08 - 04:50 PM]
It's a Smackdown of Super Sweet Proportions When MTV Invites Viewers to Witness the Reality Check of a Lifetime in "My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled!"
Plus: tune in on Saturday, August 23rd at 1pm - 7pm ET/PT for the "Exiled Launch Special" and marathon.

[08/15/08 - 02:48 PM]
NBC Universal Dominates Competition
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/15/08 - 12:49 PM]
Libra Suspected It All Along and Is Not Surprised to Be Voted Out of the "Big Brother 10" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/15/08 - 08:40 AM]
MyNetworkTV Sets Fall Premieres, Midseason Plans
Most of its fall rollout is timed with the network premiere of "WWE Friday Night Smackdown" on October 3.

[08/14/08 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 14
Updates include: Katherine Fugate departs Lifetime's "Army Wives"; Madchen Amick joins NBC's "Enemy"; and Leah Remini eyes daytime syndication.

[08/14/08 - 04:48 PM]
NBC Universal Sells $10 Million in Olympic Advertising Since Monday
Said number is on top of the more than $1 billion the network sold leading into the Beijing Games.

[08/14/08 - 04:47 PM]
Discovery Health Offers the Definitive Look at Indonesia's 'Treeman' in Treeman: Search for the Cure
"Treeman" airs on Discovery Health on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/14/08 - 04:46 PM]
Live Coverage from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions
Joining "BBC World News America" in Denver is veteran newsman Ted Koppel, who recently joined the program as a contributing analyst.

[08/14/08 - 02:56 PM]
New G4 Series "Human Wrecking Balls" Features Ultimate Demolition Tag Team Craig and Paul Pumphrey
The new half-hour series premieres this fall on G4.







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[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
52 Million Viewers Tune-In to World Series Game 7
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
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The themed episode airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Defeats Letterman, Kimmel in All Key Ratings Categories for Week of Oct. 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Celebrates 100 Episodes by Revealing Hidden Nods to the Original Series Placed Within the Show Over the Past Five Years
Said anniversary installment airs next Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
Additionally, McHale's production company, Free Period Productions, will continue its production development deal, in which he will give the network first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.

[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Surprises Iyanla Vanzant with Epic Home Makeover in OWN Special to Air Saturday, November 29
"Oprah Prime: Iyanla I'll Fix Your House" airs on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sweeps Into November - All-New Episodes of Fan-Favorite Dramas, Comedies, Events and Unscripted Series
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
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Capturing this month of madness, the film incorporates user-generated content, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, from New Yorkers and Banksy hunters alike.

[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
National Geographic Channel Will Go Under the Covers on the Science of Sleep in Television Event "Sleepless in America" Premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 PM ET/PT
The film spotlights our nation's sleep-loss epidemic, revealing the serious consequences of not sleeping enough and explaining how we became a society that fails to prioritize sleep.

[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Eric and his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress are here to subject A-list stars to a hellish and inescapable nightmare talk show experience.