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[09/19/08 - 07:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 19
Updates include: Bravo renews Kathy Griffin's "D-List" for season five; Wade Allain Marcus to visit The CW's "Gossip Girl"; and "Threshold's" David S. Goyer & Brannon Braga bring "Flash Forward" to ABC.

[09/19/08 - 06:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cupid" (ABC)

[09/19/08 - 04:46 PM]
American Idol Rewind Returns to National Syndication Week of September 22nd
Plus: encore episodes of AMERICAN IDOL REWIND will air on TV Guide Network beginning the week of September 29.

[09/19/08 - 02:12 PM]
Supernatural Opens to Best Ratings Since Making Its CW Debut
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/08 - 12:59 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's Emmy & Webby Award-Winning ABC.com Launches Updated Full Episode Player with New Customization and Enhanced Viewing Features
The player currently offers users over 180 episodes from over 15 of ABC's most popular series, many of them available in HD.

[09/19/08 - 11:14 AM]
CBS Renews "Flashpoint"
CBS has ordered 13 new episodes of the hit original summer drama FLASHPOINT for broadcast next year.

[09/19/08 - 10:46 AM]
Mel B Returns to 'Access Hollywood' as Guest Correspondent Covering the New Season of 'Dancing with the Stars'
"I'm ecstatic to continue working with my 'Access Hollywood' family," says Mel B. "I am looking forward to the new season of 'Dancing With the Stars.'"

[09/19/08 - 09:43 AM]
Sci Fi Greenlights 'Warehouse 13' for '09
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Saul Rubinek star in the series, which is slated to begin production this February in Toronto for a July 2009 premiere.

[09/19/08 - 07:34 AM]
Animal Planet Follows Crusaders of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 'Whale Wars'
The seven-part, hour-long weekly series premieres on Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/19/08 - 07:01 AM]
Ufc and Spike TV Present 'Ufc Fight for the Troops'
The three-hour live event will be televised on Wednesday, December 10 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[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.







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[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]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
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.