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[10/28/06 - 03:43 PM]
Development Update: October 23-27 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[10/28/06 - 11:46 AM]
Script Orders Keep Five More Newcomers Alive
Plus: "ER" to produce 25 episodes this season, ABC cuts midseason drama "Traveler" to eight episodes.

[10/28/06 - 11:42 AM]
ABC Gives 'Money' Special Post-'Dancing' Preview
Game show will now premiere Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30/8:30c following the penultimate episode of "Dancing With the Stars."

[10/28/06 - 11:41 AM]
Sci Fi, TNT Set December Premieres, Finales
Premiere dates set for "The Lost Room," "Librarian 2," "A Perfect Day" while finales are booked for "The Closer," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Doctor Who."

[10/27/06 - 08:03 PM]
Frances Fisher and Ivan Sergei Set to Co-Star in the USA Network Television Pilot "To Love and Die in L.A."
The pair join the previously cast Shiri Appleby and Tim Matheson in pilot, about a young woman who reunites with her contract killer father.

[10/27/06 - 12:33 PM]
The CW Posts Week-To-Week Gains Against Thursday Competition, Including World Series
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, October 26.

[10/27/06 - 12:30 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, October 26, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 26.

[10/27/06 - 12:28 PM]
The Cast of "Ugly Betty" Gives Bill Belichick a Fabulous Mode Makeover, Transforming Him Into Tom Brady
America Ferrera, Eric Mabius and Becki Newton will all appear on the "Monday Night Football" pre-game show.

[10/26/06 - 12:49 PM]
Kathy Najimy Joins the Cast of "Numb3rs" in a Recurring Role Beginning Friday, November 17, on the CBS Television Network
Kathy Najimy's recurring role as Dr. Mildred "Millie" French will kick off with the show's November 17 episode.

[10/26/06 - 12:47 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 25.

[10/26/06 - 12:46 PM]
William Shatner to Host "Show Me the Money," Premiering Wednesday, November 22 on the ABC Television Network
The network provides more details about the show, including "thirteen stunning Million-Dollar Dancers who are always ready to break into any style of dance, while audacious master of ceremonies William Shatner spontaneously boogies with the beauties on stage."

[10/26/06 - 10:48 AM]
The CW Remains in Growth Mode as "America's Next Top Model" and "One Tree Hill" Build and Network Ranks Second on Wednesday in Adults and Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 25.

[10/26/06 - 10:20 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - December 2006
Among the highlights: "Star Trek: Voyager" begins its off-network run with a marathon Monday, December 18 - Friday, December 22 (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

[10/26/06 - 10:17 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold Dick Wolf's Hit Drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" to the FOX Owned Stations
The show's off-network run has been sold to the Fox Owned and Operated stations for weekday airings in syndication starting in fall 2007.

[10/26/06 - 10:15 AM]
Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) Returns to the Special Victims Unit on NBC's Law & Order: Svu, Tuesday, October 31, (10 P.M. ET/PT)
The episode, which guest stars Vincent Spano, details Benson's activities during Hargitay's maternity leave.

[10/26/06 - 10:13 AM]
CBS's "Criminal Minds" Tops "Lost" in Households for the Third Consecutive Week and Also Beats the ABC Series in Viewers from 9:30-10:00 PM for the Third Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 25.

[10/26/06 - 08:45 AM]
Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[10/25/06 - 08:51 PM]
2006 - the Year of the Baby!
For the fifth time, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured the year in music, news, politics, arts and gossip with "VH1 Big In '06 Awards." Hosted by actor and comedian D.L. Hughley, the annual year-end celebration will premiere on Sunday, December 3 at 8PM.

[10/25/06 - 03:51 PM]
ABC Books 'Supernanny'S' Return, Shows Wednesdays the 'Money'
William Shatner-hosted game show premieres on November 22, while "Supernanny" returns on December 4.

[10/25/06 - 02:45 PM]
Additional Performers Set for "2006 American Music Awards"
Rascal Flatts, Tenacious D and Snow Patrol among those added to the November 21 broadcast.

[10/25/06 - 02:02 PM]
NBC's Hit Drama 'Medium' Returns to Lineup with Special Two-Hour Season Premiere on November 15
Thomas Jane to guest star alongside wife Patricia Arquette as an old flame of her character's.

[10/25/06 - 02:00 PM]
The Megan Mullally Show Gets Warmed Up This November with Entertaining Celebrity Guests and a Variety of Holiday Fun
Upcoming guests include Barry Manilow, Sean Hayes, Clay Aiken, Patricia Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Howie Mandel and David Hyde Pierce.

[10/25/06 - 11:32 AM]
Gilmore Girls and "Veronica Mars" Combine for the CW's Most Watched Tuesday
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 24.

[10/25/06 - 11:31 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 24.

[10/25/06 - 11:29 AM]
NBC.com Is on a Roll - It's the #1 Broadcast Network Website for Week of October 14
The site's "NBC Rewind" feature reached nearly four million video streams in its third week of release.

[10/25/06 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Re-Makes Two-Hour Comedy Block on Thursdays with Return of 'Scrubs' and Move of '30 Rock' to Join 'My Name Is Earl' and 'The Office' Beginning November 30
Beginning November 30, NBC's Thursday night lineup will be "My Name Is Earl" (8-8:30 p.m. ET); "The Office" (8:30-9 p.m. ET); "Scrubs" (9-9:30 p.m. ET); and "30 Rock" (9:30-10 p.m. ET). "ER" will continue at 10-11 p.m. (ET).

[10/25/06 - 10:25 AM]
TV Guide Channel Re-Airs FOX Drama "Standoff" in a Special Four-Hour Marathon
Hosted by Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt, the marathon will air on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[10/25/06 - 09:55 AM]
TBS and Myspace Offer Rising Comedians a Chance to Shine in Multi-Platform Comedy Initiative Stand Up Or Sit Down Comedy Challenge
The winner will be announced during TBS's telecast of "Comic Relief 2006" on Saturday, November 18.

[10/25/06 - 09:54 AM]
Good God Comedy Central(R) Has Balls! ComedycentraL.com to Premiere Two New Broadband Series Featuring Animated Testicles and a Live Action Comedy Taking Place in God's Office
Michael J. Weithorn, co-creator of "The King Of Queens," is behind "Baxter & McGuire," about - and we're not kidding here - a pair of testicles.

[10/25/06 - 09:51 AM]
Tony Award Winner Liev Schreiber ("Glengarry Glen Ross") Joins "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation" in a Recurring Role
He'll play a seasoned CSI who has established a strong reputation in various police departments across the country before joining the veteran team at the Las Vegas Crime Lab.

[10/25/06 - 09:49 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pickup of New Competitive Reality Program 'Top Hair' (Working Title) - an Eight Episode One-Hour New Original Series
The cable channel orders eight one-hour episodes of the series, which was previously developed under the title "Heads Up."

[10/25/06 - 08:44 AM]
Don't Miss Your Final Chance to Pledge Alpha Nu with an Encore of the ABC Family Original Movie 'The Initiation of Sarah' on OcT. 28th
The cable channel hypes the movie's rebroadcast on Saturday, October 28.

[10/24/06 - 03:55 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football: Cable's Largest Audience Ever
The game's 11.807 million households tops the previous record of 11.174 million for CNN's November 1993 NAFTA Debate between then-vice president Al Gore and Ross Perot on Larry King Live.

[10/24/06 - 02:57 PM]
Through Five Weeks, the CW Posts Gains Over Over WB in Adults and Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for the week of October 16-22.

[10/24/06 - 12:31 PM]
VH1 Rock Doc 'I Trust You to Kill Me' Featuring Kiefer Sutherland and Rocco Deluca & the Burden to Premiere on VH1 Saturday, November 11 at 9pm
The documentary follows Kiefer Sutherland taking his indie record label act, Rocco DeLuca & the Burden, on their first international tour through London, Dublin, Reykjavik and Berlin.

[10/24/06 - 12:26 PM]
The CW Announces Long-Term Affiliation Agreement with Montecito Broadcast Group, Llc for Station in Honolulu
KHON-DT is the latest to join the netlet's affiliate station.

[10/24/06 - 12:20 PM]
CBS's Winning Streak in Viewers and Adults 25-54 Hits Five Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 16-22.

[10/24/06 - 12:15 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 16, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 16-22.

[10/24/06 - 10:14 AM]
'Heroes' Flexes Ratings Muscle as the #1 New Show of the Week and the Season in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 16-22.

[10/24/06 - 10:11 AM]
FOX to Debut "The O.C." on FOX Interactive Media's MyspacE.com and FOX Television Station Group's Myfoxlocal Sites for Full Week Prior to Broadcast Premiere
The show's first two episodes this season will be streamed on Myspace.com and the Fox Television Station Group's MyFoxLocal websites in 24 owned-and-operated markets.

[10/24/06 - 10:09 AM]
Bravo Picks Up a Second Season of Hit Docu-Drama 'Work Out'
Six new episodes of the series are due in early 2007.

[10/24/06 - 10:09 AM]
Bravo's Amy Introcaso-Davis Promoted to Senior Vice President, Development and Production
Introcaso-Davis previously served as Vice President, Programming and Development, for the network.

[10/24/06 - 10:06 AM]
Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Sugarland and Josh Turner Announced to Perform on "The 40th Annual Cma Awards"
Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and Barbara Mandrell also added as presenters.

[10/24/06 - 08:44 AM]
Maroon 5, Norah Jones, Serena Williams, Dwyane Wade and Others Dish Out the Story Behind Sunny Bridges
The mockumentary, entitled "Sunny Bridges: Bankhead to Buckhead," airs Friday, October 27 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/23/06 - 08:50 PM]
IFC Shows Who's Boss
IFC Entertainment announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights for all media to Academy Award(R) nominee Lars Von Trier's ("Dancer in the Dark," "Dogville," "Manderlay") Danish comedy "Boss of it All."

[10/23/06 - 08:49 PM]
What Would Be the Most Horrific, Shocking, Frightening Movie Scene of All Time?
Americans just want to see Paris Hilton scream, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the cable network AMC.

[10/23/06 - 03:55 PM]
Spike TV Goes 'Inside the Ufc' with New Weekly Magazine-Style Series
Joe Rogan will host the new UFC-themed newsmagazine, which premieres Thursday, November 9.

[10/23/06 - 03:54 PM]
Oxygen Strikes a Pose! the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Begins Production on Season Two and Holiday Special
The network confirms its second season renewal, which will see the series expand to hourlong installments. Also: a holiday special is due in December.

[10/23/06 - 03:52 PM]
New FOX Reality Original Series ''The Academy'' (Working Title) Follows Grueling Training in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Where Recruits Are Pushed to Their Limits
The new docu-reality series will premiere in May of 2007 on the cable channel.

[10/23/06 - 03:51 PM]
Rhi Entertainment and Sci Fi Channel Announce New Production Deal for 10 Exciting New Movies
Among the titles in the works for 2007: "Grizzly Rage," "Maneater," "Eye of the Beast," "Blood Monkey" and "In the Spider's Web."







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[02/10/16 - 02:30 PM]
All-New Military-Inspired Competition Series "American Grit" to Debut Following Return of "Bones" on Thursday, April 14, on FOX
Starring John Cena, the series follows 16 of the country's toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA.

[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" Breaks New YouTube Record
CBS spins the digital numbers for the series to date.

[02/10/16 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for "Shooter"
Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps star in the project, based on the Mark Wahlberg-led feature of the same name.

[02/10/16 - 12:40 PM]
Kick-Ash Cast of Starz Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Expands for Second Season
Lee Majors will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski.

[02/10/16 - 12:35 PM]
Pre-Game with El Rey Network on Sunday, February 28, As They Celebrate The 88th Academy Awards with the "Director's Chair Red Carpet Marathon"
Quentin Tarantino, George Miller and Sylvester Stallone are among the featured auspices.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
"The Simpsons" Load Up and Journey to Daytona 500 In Support of 2016 FOX NASCAR Season Opener
"Being able to tap into such a recognizable, iconic part of pop culture is an extremely strong asset to be able to draw on," said Robert Gottlieb.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Praise the Lord! Bravo Media's "Thicker Than Water" Season Three Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family.

[02/10/16 - 12:02 PM]
Bob Costas to Host NBC's Primetime Rio Olympics Coverage
Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers.

[02/10/16 - 11:35 AM]
Video: AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Highly Anticipated "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Episode
In addition, Hallmark eCards has partnered with "The Walking Dead" to create unique, original Valentine's Day eCards inspired by the show.

[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
WGN America Unveils Key Art and Behind-the-Scenes Music Featurette for "Underground," The Highly Anticipated Escape Thriller Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The featurette goes behind-the-scenes with executive producer and music titan John Legend and composers Laura Karpman, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Raphael Saadiq, a celebrated singer/songwriter and producer.

[02/10/16 - 10:57 AM]
LMN Bolsters Programming Slate with the Launch of New Docuseries "Codependent" on March 8 and Original Movie "House of Darkness" on April 17
Plus: look for the return of "My Haunted House" and "The Haunting of..." on March 28.

[02/10/16 - 10:45 AM]
E! Vows to Deliver the Drama When the "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Strut Down the Aisle Beginning Sunday, April 17th at 10PM ET/PT
The eight-episode season will follow blogger babe Morgan Stewart and real estate mogul Brendan Fitzpatrick's diamond encrusted road to the altar.

[02/10/16 - 10:30 AM]
Destination America Unleashes a Fresh - Often Funny - Take on Ghost Hunting with the Tell-It-Like-It-Is "Ghost Brothers" Beginning April 15
"Destination America is the leader in paranormal programming, and we are excited to bring diversity to this space with the very first African American ghost hunting team on television," said Jane Latman.

[02/10/16 - 10:28 AM]
Video: Check out the "Broad City" Season 3 Trailer
On February 17, Abbi and Ilana are back with new adventures, new special guests and the same unbreakable bond.

[02/10/16 - 10:18 AM]
FYI(TM) Orders More "Kocktails with Khloe" - Network Greenlights 15 Additional Episodes of Primetime Talk Series
The additional 15 episodes will air weekly, immediately following the current eight episodes, and will run through June.