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Networks looking to reclaim Fridays

With Friday becoming a deteriorating landscape for TV shows like "Ghost Whisperer," many are concerned about the future of that evening as a source of original entertainment.

‘5th Grader’ gets first-run syndication

Twentieth Television has announced game show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" as a firm "go" for season two in first-run syndication, with clearances to date in 80% of the country.

‘Bonnie Hunt Show’ folding

"The Bonnie Hunt Show" will wrap up production at the end of this season.

Twentieth TV renews court shows

Twentieth Television has renewed syndication mainstays "Divorce Court" and "Judge Alex" for two more years, taking each through the 2011-12 season.

‘Real Housewives’ head to off-net syndication

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has cleared nonscripted Bravo franchise "The Real Housewives" in more than 60% of the country for a Monday to Friday off-network syndication launch…

Daytime Emmy nominations unveiled

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 36th annual Daytime Emmy Entertainment Awards. PBS is the most recognized network, with 56 nominations.

CBS TV Distribution brings forth ‘Blah Girls’

CBS Television Distribution and Katalyst Media, a branded social content studio co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, will partner on an animated series centered on the "Blah Girls," which…

Potential schedule moves at ABC

ABC is yet to unveil its summer lineup, but potential moves are already buzzed about.

Hallmark Channel loads sked with movies

Citing an overall theme of "predictability in an unpredictable world," the home of family-driven programming, Hallmark Channel, has unveiled an aggressive slate of 35 original made-for movies for the…

Will NBC see ratings gold in the fall?

NBC is crowing that the 2008 Beijing Olympics is poised to become the most-watched event in U.S. television history. But even a promotional platform of this magnitude doesn't necessarily mean the…