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[09/18/08 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 18
Updates include: "The Daily Show's" Jason Jones to visit "How I Met Your Mother"; HBO to adapt James Ellroy's alternative history books; and brothers Brian & Ed Burns set up a pair of drama projects at CBS.

[09/18/08 - 03:53 PM]
MTV and DR. Drew Bring Families Together with New Series "SeX... with Mom and Dad" Premiering Monday, September 29 at 7pm ET/PT
The series features the relationship expert as he helps "a teen and their parents work through their problems discussing sex, dating and relationships."

[09/18/08 - 03:52 PM]
Bff Or "Ttyn?" Find Out When "Paris Hilton's My New Bff" Premieres on Tuesday, September 30th at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: customers of Comcast will have unique access to episodes one week after they premiere.

[09/18/08 - 03:51 PM]
Heroes Returns to G4 This Fall Starting September 23
In 2007, G4 secured off-network rights to "Heroes" from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

[09/18/08 - 03:50 PM]
Cnet and CBS to Provide Exclusive First Look at "Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden" in High Definition
The opening three-and-a-half minutes of the hit reality show's new season will be available to stream on CNET.com beginning tonight.

[09/18/08 - 03:48 PM]
Bravo's Newest Docu-Drama, "First Class All the Way" Takes Off on Monday, November 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series "takes viewers inside the world of high-end luxury travel while revealing the drama of keeping demanding clients content and making extravagant dream vacations come to life."

[09/18/08 - 03:47 PM]
BET Networks Lays Down the Law with Critically Acclaimed Court Shows 'Judge Karen' and 'Judge Hatchett' Premiering Monday, September 22 at 11:00 A.M.*
Airing back-to-back, Monday through Friday, "these two distinctive and insightful programs will bring the drama to BET."

[09/18/08 - 03:45 PM]
ABC's "Opportunity Knocks" Online Game
The online game includes a daily $1,000 winner and a grand prize jackpot of $150,000.

[09/18/08 - 12:01 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Unusuals, The" (ABC)

[09/18/08 - 11:28 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Makes a Special Guest-Starring Appearance on NBC's Emmy-Winning "30 Rock"
"Oprah is very funny in the episode and we are beyond grateful to have her," said creator/star Tina Fey. "Also, I would like to announce that we are officially best friends."

[09/18/08 - 10:57 AM]
Jada Pinkett Smith to Star and Executive Produce as a Nurse and Single Mother in TNT Drama Pilot Time Heals
She'll play Director of Nursing Nancy Hawthorne, "an unsung hero, caregiver and single mother who always puts the pain of others first."

[09/18/08 - 10:44 AM]
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" Rounds Out September with Two Hot Shows
"Pineapple Express" star James Franco hosts the September 20 episode while "House Bunny's" Anna Faris is tapped for the September 27 installment.

[09/18/08 - 10:30 AM]
With Another Week of Growth for "Top Model," the CW Finishes Wednesday as the #1 Network with Young Women for Three Consecutive Weeks
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/08 - 08:39 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Joins Forces with 'The Colbert Report' to Launch ColbertnatioN.com
"I'm thrilled with our new Web site. I only wish John McCain knew how to get there," said Colbert.

[09/18/08 - 12:07 AM]
The Futon's First Look: The New Seasons of "Smallville" & "Supernatural" (The CW)

[09/18/08 - 12:07 AM]
The Futon's First Look: The New Seasons of "Smallville" & "Supernatural" (The CW)

[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.







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[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
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