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[09/17/08 - 06:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 17
Updates include: USA orders "Operating Instructions" to pilot; George Noory returns to Sci Fi; and FOX to revisit the classic Walt Disney tale of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

[09/17/08 - 03:45 PM]
Being in the Right Place at the Wrong Time Storm Chasers Roars Back for Second Season on Discovery Channel
The new season launches Sunday, October 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/17/08 - 03:43 PM]
34th Humanitas Prize Announces Winners
This year's TV winners include "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," "John Adams," and "Scrubs."

[09/17/08 - 03:42 PM]
Go Onto the Field and Into the Judges Chambers When "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" Premieres October 4 on Cmt
Now in its third season, the series "reveals the struggles from try-outs to training camp as girls compete to earn a spot on America's most-loved cheerleading squad."

[09/17/08 - 03:41 PM]
CBS Television Distribution Launches 2008-09 Season as Syndications High-Definition Leader
"Oprah," "Dr. Phil," "ET" and "The Insider" all are being produced and distributed to stations in HD for the first time this season.

[09/17/08 - 11:04 AM]
HBO Renews True Blood, New Series from "Six Feet Under" Creator Alan Ball, for Second Season, with Production to Begin Early Next Year
"I am thrilled to be able to continue to work with such a talented group of writers, cast and crew to explore the characters and world created by Charlaine Harris in her novels," Ball said.

[09/17/08 - 11:03 AM]
90210 Builds Week-To-Week in Target Demos Amid Increased Premiere Competition
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/08 - 11:02 AM]
Bravo Amps Up Fall Movie Lineup with Blockbuster Hits
Bravo is the number one network among key demos for movie title recall, according to IAG.

[09/17/08 - 11:01 AM]
Kellie Pickler Has a New Year's Eve Date with Abc
She'll serve as the Times Square correspondent for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009."

[09/17/08 - 11:01 AM]
Final Set of Presenters Announced for "The 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Airing Sunday, September 21, on ABC
Final wave includes Alec Baldwin, Glenn Close, Patrick Dempsey, Craig Ferguson, Sally Field, Ricky Gervais, Sandra Oh, Martin Sheen and Brooke Shields.

[09/17/08 - 11:00 AM]
Dan Gheesling Wins "Big Brother 10" and the Grand Prize of $500,000
CBS details the winner of "Big Brother 10."

[09/17/08 - 10:57 AM]
From Hangers to Hangars: CBS Marketing Campaigns Well-Suited to Help the Network's Fall Lineup Take Off
The fall campaign features 100% recycled and 100% recyclable EcoHangers emblazoned with clever catch-phrases.

[09/17/08 - 10:31 AM]
The Jerry Springer Show Is Returning to Its Roots for Its 18th Season and Springer Himself Is in Search of His First-Ever Daytime Emmy(R)
"18 Seasons and no Emmy, Susan Lucci has got nothing on me," says Springer.

[09/17/08 - 09:33 AM]
TV Land Celebrates Family Day with Back-To-Back Episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" on September 22
Participants can register to pledge to have dinner together on September 22nd, Family Day, on TVLand.com.

[09/17/08 - 09:32 AM]
NBC Unveils Unprecedented Promotional Campaign Allowing Viewers Access to Network's Fall Shows on Multiple Platforms
The network's distribution partners include NBC.com, Hulu, Comcast, Cox, Charter, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Amazon Video On Demand, Fancast.com and Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Zune.

[09/17/08 - 12:05 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Castle" (ABC)

[09/16/08 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 16
Updates include: Jeff Foxworthy to get animated for FOX; Sci Fi casts "Children of the Corn" remake; and "Homicide's" David Simon and Tom Fontana to reteam for HBO's "Manhunt."

[09/16/08 - 05:15 PM]
MyNetworkTV Rethinks Wednesdays, Sets Fall Specials
"The Tony Rock Project" will now lead off Wednesday nights starting October 8 followed "Under One Roof" and the premiere of "World's Funniest Moments."

[09/16/08 - 04:35 PM]
'Lost' Hits Big on the Sci Fi Channel
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/08 - 04:01 PM]
TNT Renews Two Hit Series: Saving Grace and Raising the Bar
Both series will return next year with new 15-episode seasons.

[09/16/08 - 03:44 PM]
Futuristic Innovations Are Born on Discovery Channel's World Premiere Original Series Prototype This
The 13-part series bows Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/16/08 - 03:39 PM]
Singer/Songwriter Ashanti to Serve as Mentor for the Next Episode of "MTV's Top Pop Group" This Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
All-star rapper and actress Eve was the first mentor on the premiere episode.

[09/16/08 - 03:38 PM]
Gavin & Stacey Are Getting Married
BBC America touts the upcoming installments of "Gavin & Stacey."

[09/16/08 - 02:55 PM]
Monday Night Football -- Cable's Biggest Audience Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/08 - 02:33 PM]
NBC Wins Its Sixth Primetime Week in a Row, Nabbing the SepT. 8-14 Victory in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/08 - 02:32 PM]
Two and a Half Men Is the Week's No. 1 Scripted Series, Topping Highly Promoted First-Run Programming
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/08 - 02:29 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of September 8, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/08 - 01:16 PM]
VH1's Summer Celebreality Programming Comes to a Close with Four Deliciously Entertaining Season Finales
"New York Goes to Hollywood," "Luke's Parental Advisory," "Brooke Knows Best" and "I Want to Work for Diddy" are all set to wrap in the upcoming weeks.

[09/16/08 - 10:54 AM]
Jenn Brown Joins "Inside the NFL" as Special Correspondent
"As a sports lover and former athlete, I was overjoyed to team up with the men of INSIDE THE NFL," said Brown.

[09/16/08 - 10:53 AM]
A&E Network Partners with Leading Federal Agencies and Non-Profit Organizations to Launch the Recovery Project
The Recovery Project is "a wide-ranging, multi-year initiative designed to help raise awareness that addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is possible."

[09/16/08 - 10:34 AM]
Gossip Girl Skyrockets to All-Time Series Highs
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/08 - 10:32 AM]
TV Land's Hit Reality Series "She's Got the Look" Announces Open Casting Calls for Season 2
Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City are among the initial sites starting Monday, September 29.

[09/16/08 - 10:09 AM]
Hark the Herald Heroes, Stephen Sings! It's an Original Musical Holiday Special with Stephen Colbert and Friends When 'A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!' One-Hour Special Debuts on Sunday, November 23 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart are among those set to appear.

[09/16/08 - 09:26 AM]
NBC.com Announces New Fall Content
The Peacock details its online efforts for its new and returning fall shows.

[09/16/08 - 09:18 AM]
Little People, Big World Returns with All-New Adventures When Season 4 Premieres October 13 at 8 PM ET/PT Only on TLC
The one-hour premiere "finds dad Matt Roloff traveling to Iraq to help a family with three dwarf children in desperate need of medical attention."

[09/16/08 - 12:09 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Single with Parents" (ABC)

[09/16/08 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney & Executive Producer Mark Koops

[09/15/08 - 06:35 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 15
Updates include: Trey Farley to host Sci Fi's "Cha$e"; "Nip/Tuck" co-stars enter talks with FX to renegotiate their salaries; and "Shark" creator Ian Biederman books a medical drama at FOX.

[09/15/08 - 03:38 PM]
Versus to Debut Original Series: Sports Soup
The twice weekly, half-hour series will air Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning October 14, at 10 p.m. ET.

[09/15/08 - 03:36 PM]
AMC Garners Most Creative Arts Emmy Awards(R) of Any Basic Cable Network
The cable channel touts its five Creative Arts Emmy wins, Awards, the most for any basic cable network.

[09/15/08 - 03:35 PM]
ABC.com Presents "Road to the 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," Hosted by Chris Harrison
The original online coverage will include daily shows with new segments premiering every day through Monday, September 22.

[09/15/08 - 02:08 PM]
One Tree Hill and the Uso Team Up to Offer Marines and Viewers a Unique Concert Experience, "Usoth," on September 19 in Jacksonville, North Carolina
The live concert will feature performances by Angels & Airwaves, Kate Voegele and Bethany Joy Galeotti.

[09/15/08 - 02:06 PM]
Holy Shmoley! Bravo's 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List' Picks Up Its Second Emmy at the 60th Annual Primetime Creative Emmy Awards
"I am promptly delivering my second Emmy to my mother, who is sitting at home in a mumu with a box of wine waiting to salute my dad," said Griffin.

[09/15/08 - 02:01 PM]
Pop Superstar Natasha Bedingfield to Perform on America's #1 Show, 'America's Got Talent', Thursday, September 18
The Grammy-nominated singer will perform her latest single "Angel" during Thursday's results show.

[09/15/08 - 01:57 PM]
David Stone Named Vice President, Development, Buena Vista Productions
Stone will develop programming in all genres of non-scripted programming for primetime, cable and first-run syndication.

[09/15/08 - 11:24 AM]
The Huxtables Find a New Home on TV Land as One of America's Favorite Sitcom Families, "The Cosby Show," Joins the Network
The series joins TV Land's line-up with a week-long marathon of fan favorite episodes beginning Monday, September 22.

[09/15/08 - 11:02 AM]
NBC.com Takes Home Emmy for 'Heroes'
The site was also nominated for its work on "Friday Night Lights," "30 Rock" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

[09/15/08 - 10:07 AM]
Ooh La La!!!! Lifetime Original Movie 'Coco Chanel' Fashions 5.2 Million Viewers and 4.5 Household Rating During September 13 Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/15/08 - 09:28 AM]
Access Hollywood Turns Teenager with Launch of Season 13
The new season features a new contemporary on-air look and several new segments, including "Access Granted, "Hometown Visits" and "Access Search Engine."

[09/15/08 - 09:12 AM]
Kimberly Elise Joins Cuba Gooding JR. in TNT Original Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, a Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentation(R) Movie
Elise is set to play the role of Sonya Carson, "a single mother who inspired her son to study and work hard so that he could rise above their inner-city roots, eventually becoming a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon."







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
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[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
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Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.