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[08/26/08 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 26
Updates include: The CW's "Surviving Suburbia" rounds out its cast; a pair join Valerie Bertinelli at TBS; and Jill Flint signs on to USA's "Royal Pains."

[08/26/08 - 02:49 PM]
Charles Latibeaudiere and Evan Rosenblum Named Co-Executive Producers of Tmz
The pair will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the entertainment newsmagazine, leading to its second season launch on September 8.

[08/26/08 - 02:47 PM]
Beijing Olympics Set Record as Most-Viewed Event in U.S. TV History with 214 Million Viewers
NBC Universal spins the numbers for its Olympics coverage.

[08/26/08 - 02:46 PM]
NBC Dominates the Primetime Week, with the Beijing Olympics Scoring as the Most Viewed Event in U.S. TV History
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 18-24.

[08/26/08 - 02:45 PM]
Jane Seymour's "Dear Prudence" Ranks as Highest-Rated Cable Movie of the Day for Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/26/08 - 02:44 PM]
Disney Channel Ratings Highlights (Week of 8/18)
The Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 18-24.

[08/26/08 - 02:42 PM]
CBS Takes Silver with the Top 14 Non-Olympic Programs of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 18-24.

[08/26/08 - 02:41 PM]
The Next Finalist Is Eliminated from Competition But Remains 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.

[08/26/08 - 11:15 AM]
BET Opens the Door to Scripted Programming with the Original Series 'Somebodies'
The series, due on September 9, is based on the feature film of the same name.

[08/26/08 - 10:29 AM]
ABC Announces Five New Series Pick-Ups
Newcomers include "Better Off Ted," "Castle," "Cupid," "Single With Parents" and "The Unusuals."

[08/26/08 - 09:40 AM]
Filming Begins for New Season of Torchwood
Upcoming guest stars include Peter Capaldi, Paul Copely and Liz May Brice.

[08/26/08 - 09:17 AM]
Megalyn Echikunwoke Joins "Csi: Miami" as a Series Regular
"She brings savvy and humor to her role of Dr. Tara Price, a young medical examiner whose methods are on the cutting edge of technology," said executive producer Ann Donahue.

[08/26/08 - 09:12 AM]
TBS Orders Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns from Debmar-Mercury
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the new sitcom, which is slated to premiere in January 2009.

[08/26/08 - 06:11 AM]
TLC and Real Simple Premiere Series, 'Real SimplE. Real LifE.' with Host Kit Hoover
Kit Hoover hosts the 15-episode series, which premieres Saturday, October 18 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/26/08 - 06:00 AM]
Interview: "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" Star Janice Dickinson

[08/26/08 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "America's Got Talent" Executive Producer Simon Cowell

[08/25/08 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 25
Updates include: Lifetime plans to "Blush" for makeup artists; Benjamin McKenzie signs on for NBC's "LAPD"; plus the usual mix of casting news.

[08/25/08 - 03:42 PM]
Beijing Games Show Significant Increases in Rating and Average Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 24.

[08/25/08 - 03:34 PM]
Mario Lopez to Host New Live Music Competition Series "MTV's Top Pop Group" Premiering Thursday, September 11
First up though: "MTV's Top Pop Group: The Casting Special" on Thursday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/08 - 02:38 PM]
Humanitas Prize Announces New Finalists and Welcomes New President, New Venue and New Vision
"It is extremely gratifying to play a role in recognizing and honoring these Humanitas finalists," said incoming president John Wells.

[08/25/08 - 02:37 PM]
CBS Consumer Products Ushers in Return of 90210 with Launch of Global Merchandising Campaign
The new "90210" premieres September 2 at 8:00/7:00c on The CW.

[08/25/08 - 02:36 PM]
ABC News to Broadcast in High Definition from National Conventions Beginning Tonight, Monday, August 25
"World News," "Nightline," "20/20" and "Primetime" will go HD during the week of September 8.

[08/25/08 - 01:55 PM]
CBS Moves Premiere of "Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden" to Thursday, SepT. 25, 8:00-10:00 PM
The premiere was originally announced for Thursday, Sept. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

[08/25/08 - 12:47 PM]
CTV Orders Second Season of Flashpoint
CBS has only committed to airing the show's first season thus far.

[08/25/08 - 11:10 AM]
TV Land Gets Its "Scrubs" on and Goes on Rounds During a Labor Day Marathon on Monday, September 1
"Scrubs" joins TV Land's line-up in its regularly scheduled timeslot of 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) from Monday to Friday beginning Tuesday, September 2.

[08/25/08 - 11:08 AM]
ESPN and Sec Reach Unprecedented 15-Year Agreement
The landmark deal - the longest national rights agreement in ESPN history - will result in ESPN entities carrying more than 5,500 SEC events.

[08/25/08 - 07:53 AM]
Lifetime Television Announces Expansion of Daytime Programming with Diverse Slate of New Unscripted Originals
The originals include the new series "Mom's Cooking" as well as two new weeklong special programming events, "Lisa Williams" and "Untitled Fat Friends Project."

[08/25/08 - 07:43 AM]
A&E Network Presents Intervention: After Treatment Premiering Monday, September 8 at 9pm ET/PT
The special features former addicts from the past four seasons as "they come together in an intimate Los Angeles studio for a candid discussion."

[08/25/08 - 06:11 AM]
In a Season of Surprises, Thirteen New Stars Will Shine as Dancing with the Stars Returns for Its Seventh Season
The new season's cast includes Lance Bass, Toni Braxton, Brooke Burke, Rocco DiSprito, Maurice Greene, Kim Kardashian, Cloris Leachman, Cody Linley, Susan Lucci, Ted McGinley, Misty May-Treanor, Jeff Ross and Warren Sapp.

[08/25/08 - 06:10 AM]
Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Kara Dioguardi Joins Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson as Judge on "American Idol"
"We are turning the heat up on 'Idol' this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges' table," said creator/executive producer Simon Fuller.

[08/25/08 - 06:09 AM]
Fringe and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Go to College with Innovative Season Premiere Simul-Streams Online at FOX.com
The "simul-streams" will be complemented with pre- and post-shows featuring behind-the-scenes footage and music videos, as well as cast and producer interviews.

[08/25/08 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "America's Toughest Jobs" Executive Producer Thom Beers & Host Josh Temple

[08/24/08 - 02:23 PM]
Beijing Olympics Become Most-Viewed Event in U.S. TV History
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/23/08 - 02:20 PM]
Beijing Games Set to Become the Most-Watched Television Event in History
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 22.

[08/23/08 - 01:33 PM]
FOX's "Disturb," CBS's "Hour" to Skip Pilots
Both series will instead open with subsequent episodes, each network confirmed this week.

[08/22/08 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 22
Updates include: "The O.C.'s" Benjamin McKenzie in talks to join NBC's "LAPD"; plus Paris Barclay named an executive producer on HBO's "In Treatment."

[08/22/08 - 02:37 PM]
207 Million Watch Beijing Games on NBC Universal Through 14 Days
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/08 - 02:33 PM]
MTV Greenlights Season Three of "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew"
Setting a new record for the series, more than 39 million votes were cast to crown Las Vegas B-Boys Super Cr3w "America's Best Dance Crew" in last night's finale.

[08/22/08 - 12:39 PM]
David Blaine Stuns the World with Another Extraordinary, Death-Defying Endurance Feat, on "David Blaine: Dive of Death," Live from New York's Wollman Rink, Wednesday, September 24 on Abc
Blaine will "attempt to hang from a thin wire five stories in the air - with no safety net or airbag to break his fall - in Central Park's Wollman Rink for three days and nights."

[08/22/08 - 12:35 PM]
The CW's Fashions an Earlier Premiere Date for New Reality Competition "Stylista" on Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00 Pm
The newcomer had been set to roll out on October 29.

[08/22/08 - 12:03 PM]
April and Ollie's Alliance Is Split Up When April Is Voted Out of the "Big Brother 10" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/22/08 - 08:27 AM]
Sci Fi and Mgm Reach for the Stars with 'Stargate Universe'
Production on the series will begin in early 2009, with the show targeted to premiere that summer.

[08/21/08 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 21
Updates include: Travel Channel snags "The Amazing Race" repeats; Ryan Seacrest sticks with E! parent Comcast Entertainment Group; and Joel Silver looks to bring the Vanderbilt family saga to HBO.

[08/21/08 - 05:02 PM]
MTV Will Redefine Live Performances as Rihanna, Pink, T.I. and Paramore Are Set to Perform at "2008 MTV Video Music Awards"
The group joins the previously announced Kid Rock, Lil Wayne and the Jonas Brothers.

[08/21/08 - 02:54 PM]
Jeopardy!, the Nation's #1 Quiz Show, Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary at the Top of Its Game
Season 25 will kick off with a special "Kids Week Reunion" reuniting 15 players who were 10 to 12 years old when they competed in the first Kids Week shows in 1999 and 2000.

[08/21/08 - 02:53 PM]
Wheel of Fortune, Americas Game Keeps Raising the Stakes
Season 26 will introduce the "One Million Dollar Bonus Wedge."

[08/21/08 - 02:51 PM]
Ghost Hunters International Wraps Up Stellar Summer Season
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/08 - 02:38 PM]
206 Million Watch Beijing Games on NBC Universal Through 13 Days, Surpassing Lillehammer
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/08 - 02:29 PM]
Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Chalke to Host the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards
The show will air as a two-hour special on E! Entertainment Television on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/08 - 10:35 AM]
Emmys Announce First Set of Presenters for "The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," Airing Sunday, September 21 on ABC
Initial wave includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hugh Laurie, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Marcia Cross, Dana Delany, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria Parker and Nicollette Sheridan.







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[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
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