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[08/20/08 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 20
Updates include: ABC to air "Supermanny" as a backdoor pilot during "Supernanny's" season.

[08/20/08 - 04:58 PM]
MTV Takes the Gold on Monday Night, 8/18
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/20/08 - 03:14 PM]
Jason Mesnick Gets a Second Chance at Love When He Stars in "The Bachelor," Returning to ABC in January 2009
Mesnick lost out to Jesse Csincsak on the season finale of "The Bachelorette."

[08/20/08 - 02:43 PM]
Beijing Olympics on NBC Universal Through 12 Days Surpasses 17-Day Total for Athens
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/08 - 12:44 PM]
Soapnet to Air 24-Hour Marathon of Beverly Hills, 90210
24 episodes of the original "90210" are set for Labor Day, Monday, September 1, starting at midnight and running through the entire day.

[08/20/08 - 12:39 PM]
'The Rachel Maddow Show' Launches SepT. 8 on Msnbc
The series will telecast weekdays, 9-10 p.m. ET.

[08/20/08 - 12:38 PM]
Lifetime Orders 'Blonde Charity Mafia,' a New Docu-Series Set in the Fast-Paced, High-Society World of Washington, D.C.
Production on the six-episode series will begin in September on location in Washington, D.C.

[08/20/08 - 12:36 PM]
Sophina Brown Joins the Cast of "Numb3rs" as a Series Regular
She'll continue as Nikki Betancourt, "a tough, street-smart ex-LAPD officer and full-blown adrenaline junkie who got her law degree at night school."

[08/20/08 - 09:07 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli to Star in Pilot for New TBS Comedy Series from Successful Sitcom Writer/Executive Producer Dave Caplan
She'll play "a woman who manages to get through the day with surprisingly good humor despite very difficult circumstances."

[08/20/08 - 08:20 AM]
She's Arrived! ITV2, Lionsgate and Ish Entertainment Bring You 'Paris Hilton's New Best Friend'
The 10 episode series is scheduled to air in the US on MTV in Q4, 2008.

[08/20/08 - 08:17 AM]
Class Is in Session with New Students, Celebrity Contestants and Million-Dollar Winners on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
Kathy Ireland, Star Jones, Jennie Garth, Gene Simmons, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jack Hanna and Dean Cain are among the notables attending class this season.

[08/20/08 - 08:08 AM]
BBC America Premieres Three Compelling Documentaries in September
Offerings include "Cocaine Diaries: Alex James in Colombia," "The Human Camera" and "Should I Really Give Up Flying?"

[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.







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[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.