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[09/03/08 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: September 2-3
Updates include: Ted Danson to get "Bored to Death" for HBO; plus "The Wonder Years" alum Bob Brush to revisit the 1980s for NBC.

[09/03/08 - 03:06 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winners Edward Asner and Rue Mcclanahan Star in 'Generation Gap' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering October 25
Ralph Waite and Alex Black also star in the film, due on Saturday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/03/08 - 03:05 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Wants America to Make the Ultimate Voting Decision This Election Season with "Gimme My Reality Show!"
AJ Benza, Traci Bingham, Gretchen Bonaduce, Kato Kaelin, Susan Olsen, Ryan Starr and Bobby Trendy are among those who want their own reality show.

[09/03/08 - 03:04 PM]
It's Doc-Tober for BBC America, with Five New Documentaries Premiering in October
Said originals include "My Fake Baby," "Sex Change Soldier," "Sugar Mummies," "Brothers and Sisters in Love" and "Britain's Youngest Grannies."

[09/03/08 - 02:49 PM]
Judge Joe Brown Returns for 11th Season on September 8
Starting Tuesday, September 9, the series will introduce "Bad Girls Tuesday," a themed episode that will air every Tuesday.

[09/03/08 - 02:47 PM]
CBS Has the Top Three Scripted Programs of the Week and Seven of the Top 10
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 25-31.

[09/03/08 - 02:46 PM]
Dance-Along Version of Hit Movie for Kids and Families, Disney's "Camp Rock," to Be Presented on Disney Channel U.S. Saturday, September 20 (8:00-10:00 P.M., ET/PT)
Since premiering in the United States on June 20, "Camp Rock" has reached over 45.4 million unduplicated viewers worldwide.

[09/03/08 - 02:44 PM]
Ratings Highlights for August 08 (Final National Ratings)
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/03/08 - 02:43 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 25, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 25-31.

[09/03/08 - 02:42 PM]
ABC Entertainment and TV Guide Announce Innovative Promotional Insert for "Dancing with the Stars"
Select copies of the September 15 issue will be polybagged with ten ABC-branded "Stars" judges paddles and weekly elimination charts.

[09/03/08 - 02:14 PM]
Sci Fi Soars with Most-Watched Summer Ever
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/08 - 02:11 PM]
Bravo Marks Highest Rated August in Network History with Double Digit Increases in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/03/08 - 01:26 PM]
Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television Wrestles with Shinereveille International
ShineReveille International will sell both the format and finished tape for BHE's upcoming CMT series "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling."

[09/03/08 - 11:18 AM]
9021-Omg!! New Drama Sets New Ratings Records for the CW
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 2.

[09/03/08 - 10:46 AM]
David Arquette Signs on to "My Name Is Earl"
He'll play a hapless amateur stuntman in an upcoming episode of the series.

[09/03/08 - 10:37 AM]
Lifetime Networks Names Emmy(R) Winning Producer and Veteran Programmer Joann Alfano ('30 Rock,' 'Scrubs,' 'Will & Grace') as Executive Vice President, Entertainment
She'll take over from Susanne Daniels, who will remain as a consultant to Lifetime Networks.

[09/03/08 - 10:18 AM]
NBC Takes the Post-Olympics Gold, Winning the Week of AuG. 25-31 in 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 25-31.

[09/03/08 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Top Design" Host India Hicks & Mentor Todd Oldham

[09/03/08 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Bones" Star David Boreanaz

[09/02/08 - 06:41 PM]
The Cw, Mrc Alter Sunday Plans
The CW has quietly postponed the launch of its Media Rights Capital-produced Sunday lineup until October 5.

[09/02/08 - 03:39 PM]
Inside Edition Begins Its 21st Season on September 8th
The series has ranked amongst the top 10 first-run syndicated programs every season for the past 20 years.

[09/02/08 - 03:38 PM]
A Mammoth on the Freeway and the Team's Most Terrifying Threat Yet
BBC America details the remaining installments of "Primeval."

[09/02/08 - 03:28 PM]
Emmy Award Winner Jennifer Aniston to Guest-Star on NBC's Emmy-Winning "30 Rock"
She'll play Claire Harper, "the free-spirited, 'Fatal Attraction'-like stalker" of Tina Fey's character in an upcoming episode.

[09/02/08 - 03:15 PM]
Mindblowingly Impressive Premiere of "Gossip Girl" Delivers Series Highs in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[09/02/08 - 03:01 PM]
Florence Henderson, Donna Mills and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Nominee Pam Grier Star in 'Ladies of the House,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Renovation Runs Amok October 18
The original movie is billed as "the powerful story of friendship and self-discovery."

[09/02/08 - 01:50 PM]
Ted Raimi to Guest Star in Highly-Anticipated Action-Adventure Series "Legend of the Seeker"
Plus: David de Lautour will have a recurring role on the series as Michael Cypher, brother of Richard (Craig Horner).

[09/02/08 - 11:03 AM]
7.7 Million Viewers Watch Premiere of TNT's Raising the Bar, Setting Record as Ad-Supported Cable's Biggest Series Launch of All Time
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[09/02/08 - 09:49 AM]
TV Land Advances Network Evolution with "TV Land Prime" on October 6
Plus: the cable channel orders seven pilots, including the newly announced "I've Got Your Number," "Boomerangers" and "How Rich Are You?"

[09/02/08 - 08:27 AM]
Star Wars(Tm): The Clone Wars(Tm) Premieres on Cartoon Network Friday, October 3
The series will be joined by fellow newcomer "The Secret Saturdays" and current hit "Ben 10: Alien Force."

[09/02/08 - 06:53 AM]
History Was Made Last Night on NBC's Hit Game Show, 'Deal Or No Deal' When 7-Months Pregnant Contestant Jessica Robinson from Sandy, Utah Became the Very First One-Million Dollar Winner as Part of the Million Dollar Mission
In over three years and 246 games in the history of "Deal or No Deal" on NBC, no one had won the million dollar top prize.

[09/01/08 - 10:38 AM]
CBS Is Exclusive Broadcast Advertiser in People Magazine's SepT. 22 Issue
The issue, featuring 20 ads (consecutive right hand pages, spreads and gatefolds), will be on stands September 12.

[09/01/08 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Prison Break" Star Wentworth Miller

[08/31/08 - 05:34 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Sons of Anarchy" (FX)

[08/30/08 - 05:03 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Shield, The" (FX, Season Seven)

[08/29/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 29
Updates include: E! sets return dates for its signature shows; Ricky Schroder to helm a Sci Fi original; and even more casting news.

[08/29/08 - 05:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Prison Break" (FOX, Season Four)

[08/29/08 - 02:54 PM]
Five Players Remain After a Surprise Double Eviction Last Night on "Big Brother 10"
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/29/08 - 11:12 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Gossip Girl" (The Cw, Season Two)

[08/28/08 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: August 27-28
Updates include: "Back to You" co-creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd land a hefty put pilot commitment from ABC.

[08/28/08 - 02:52 PM]
Trading Spaces Returns with All-News Episodes Beginning September 20, 2008 at 10 PM ET/PT
The upcoming 13 episodes will air as part of the show's eighth season.

[08/28/08 - 02:51 PM]
Bravo Scores with "Shear Genius" Finale
Bravo spins the numbers for August 26-27.

[08/28/08 - 12:47 PM]
CBS Fall Preview Show Primetime Special, Hosted by "The Insider's" Lara Spencer, to Be Broadcast Friday, SepT. 5, 9:00-9:30 Pm, ET/PT
The special will also be available on TV Guide Channel and as video on demand to customers of Comcast, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS.

[08/28/08 - 12:46 PM]
Gary French and Paula Warner Take the Reigns as Co-Heads of Production at ABC Studios
Both retain their titles as senior vice president, but will now be reporting directly to ABC Studios President Mark Pedowitz.

[08/28/08 - 12:45 PM]
Michael Phelps, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johansson, High School Musical 3 Cast, Ciara & Twilight Cast to Present at "2008 MTV Video Music Awards"
In addition, DJ AM and Travis Barker will rock the party by mixing live drum beats to scratched records throughout the show.

[08/28/08 - 11:28 AM]
NBC's Smash Hit Summer Series 'America's Got Talent' Renewed for Another Fun-Filled Season
"[The series] has produced the most successful winner in reality television history," said NBC's Craig Plestis. "This is the only show where truly unique and talented performers can achieve their ultimate dream. There's nothing like it on television."

[08/28/08 - 09:53 AM]
NBC Announces Contestants for Exciting New Family Edition of Hit Weight Loss Series "The Biggest Loser," Premiering Tuesday, September 16 (8-10 P.M. Et)
The new season features "four husband-and-wife teams and four parent-child duos trying to lose weight through diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000."

[08/28/08 - 09:27 AM]
TNT Springs for Tolls in Atlanta, Orlando, Philadelphia and Chicago to Spread the Word About New Drama Raising the Bar
"With so many people on the roads Labor Day weekend, it's a perfect time to get our message out about the premiere of this outstanding new drama series," said TNT's Tricia Melton.

[08/28/08 - 09:26 AM]
NBC to Pick Up Nine Additional Episodes of Returning Drama 'Chuck' to Complete Full-Season Order for 2008-09
"We couldn't be more excited with the creative direction Josh (Schwartz) and his team are executing on 'Chuck,'" said NBC's Teri Weinberg.

[08/28/08 - 08:44 AM]
TLC Takes You Back Inside the Reality of Child Beauty Pageants
Look for both "Painted Babies at 17" and "Toddlers & Tiaras" on Sunday, September 7 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/28/08 - 07:05 AM]
Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award Winner Harry Connick, JR. Stars in Lifetime Original Movie, 'Living Proof,' Premiering Saturday, October 18
The film continues Lifetime's quest to support their Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign.







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[07/30/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers Among the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 08:41 AM]
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An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the project explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

[07/30/14 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock doubles second place ABC among adults 18-49.

[07/30/14 - 08:17 AM]
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[07/30/14 - 08:16 AM]
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ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 07:58 AM]
NBCSN Is TV's Fastest Growing Sports Network Since Debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013
NBCSN spins the numbers for the past 50 weeks to date.

[07/30/14 - 07:37 AM]
Giants and Bills Kick Off Preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on "Sunday Night Football" This Sunday at 8 PM ET
Sunday night's telecast will also feature live interviews with members of the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

[07/30/14 - 07:05 AM]
ESPN's "College GameDay" Heads to Sundance Square for Opening Weekend
The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m.-noon ET) will open on August 30 in advance of the Cowboys Classic.

[07/30/14 - 06:30 AM]
Allison Williams Cast as Iconic Title Character in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
"Allison Williams is a major find," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[07/30/14 - 06:18 AM]
NBC Expands "Last Comic Standing" Finale to Two Hours on Thursday, August 14
Said installment will bump new episodes of "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" from the night.

[07/30/14 - 06:16 AM]
Destination America Explores the Scariest Places in the Country in All-New Series "Swamp Monsters" and "Monsters Underground"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c on Friday, August 22.

[07/29/14 - 04:58 PM]
Tiger Woods to Appear in First-Ever Exclusive Interview with FOX Sports, Tonight on FOX Sports 1
Woods discussed a range of topics over the course of the conversation, including where he is both mentally and physically at this stage of his return.

[07/29/14 - 03:39 PM]
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[07/29/14 - 02:44 PM]
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Steve Hofstetter hosts the series, which will share the funniest, laugh-out-loud moments from comedy clubs in Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Louisville, Chicago and more!

[07/29/14 - 01:27 PM]
Syfy's "12 Monkeys" to Commence Series Production in Toronto
The network also confirms additional casting, inking Tom Noonan and Emily Hampshire for recurring roles.