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[09/04/08 - 06:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 4
Updates include: TNT eyes "The Closer" spin-off; Mark Burnett to bring "The Shark Tank" to ABC; and "Swingtown's" Mike Kelley to go "BiCoastal" for Showtime.

[09/04/08 - 03:12 PM]
We TV Ends Summer with Best August Ever in Network's History
WE: Women's Entertainment spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/04/08 - 03:11 PM]
Bio Channel Looks at the Early Years of the 'King of Rock N' Roll' in "Elvis: Return to Tupelo" Premiering Thursday, September 11 at 9 PM Et
The two-hour special is narrated by Kris Kristofferson.

[09/04/08 - 03:10 PM]
Internet Personality Brigitte Dale to Bring Her Popular Video Blog to AbcfamilY.com
Dale will continue to write, produce and edit her video blog, which will be featured on ABCFamily.com.

[09/04/08 - 01:54 PM]
Judge Judy, the Nations #1 Courtroom Series, Kicks Off 13th Season as the Only Show in First-Run Syndication to Be Up in Ratings Year-To-Year
Also on September 9, a new DVD, JUDGE JUDY: SECOND TO NONE, will be released.

[09/04/08 - 01:03 PM]
Jerry O'Connell to Guest-Star on Season Premiere of "MadTV" Saturday, September 13, on Fox
O'Connell will spoof Senator John Edwards in "Viva La Cheata," a music video parody of Coldplay's hit song "Viva La Vida."

[09/04/08 - 01:00 PM]
American Idol Judge Kara Dioguardi to Guest on Season Premiere of "Talkshow with Spike Feresten" Saturday, September 13, on Fox
Plus: "Spike" also takes a road trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, home of the 2008 Republican National Convention

[09/04/08 - 12:58 PM]
ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Defeats the First Hour of CW's Highly-Promoted "90210" Debut in Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 2.

[09/04/08 - 11:59 AM]
Third Set of Presenters Announced for "The 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Airing Sunday, September 21, on Abc
The latest additions include Conan O'Brien, Christian Slater, Kate Walsh, Kathy Griffin, Don Rickles, Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris.

[09/04/08 - 11:56 AM]
America's Next Top Model Stays Fierce in the Face of Tough Competition
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 3.

[09/04/08 - 11:53 AM]
Oxygen's Series "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" Enjoys Triple Digit Growth in Key Demo - Logs Quadruple Digit Growth Online
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 2.

[09/04/08 - 11:45 AM]
NBC Announces Golden Globe Winner and Emmy Nominee Anthony Edwards to Reprise His Role as DR. Mark Greene for One Episode of 'Er' for Its 15th and Final Season
Edwards will return in the November 13 episode entitled "Heal Thyself," which was written and directed by executive producer David Zabel.

[09/04/08 - 11:21 AM]
Heroes Original Television Soundtrack Available in Wide Release Starting September 9th
The new "deluxe edition" features a collectible multi-panel foldout package with nine vivid show renderings.

[09/04/08 - 11:13 AM]
Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk Kicks Off Its Second Season in National Syndication with Special "Best of the YeaR... So Far" Episode
Plus: the weekly movie review series is adding several new segments this season including "New on Blu."

[09/04/08 - 09:26 AM]
NFL and NBC Celebrate Fall with "The NFL Kickoff Special on NBC Presented by Ea Sports," One-Hour Nfl/NBC Fall Preview Special 9 P.M. ET/PT, Friday, September 5
The show will be hosted by stars from NBC shows, including "Chuck's" Zachary Levi and "The Biggest Loser's" Alison Sweeney.

[09/04/08 - 09:10 AM]
Rachael Ray Rolls Into Season Three with Emmy in Hand and a Focus on Giving Back
The new season opens with "Rachael Ray on Wheels," a full episode aboard a Double Decker bus in New York City.

[09/04/08 - 08:14 AM]
Oxygen Sizzled This Summer with August Successes On-Air and Online
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of August.

[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)







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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."