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[09/24/08 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 24
Updates include: Lifetime snags "How I Met Your Mother's" off-network run; while Rebecca Kirshner inks an overall deal with CBS Paramount Network Television.

[09/24/08 - 04:13 PM]
NBC Primetime Program Schedule Change -- September 24
President Bush's address is set to run for 17 minutes followed by "America's Got Talent" on the Eastern and Central time zones.

[09/24/08 - 04:03 PM]
We TV Adds "Girlfriends," More in October
Back-to-back repeats of the former UPN/CW mainstay will air Monday through Friday at noon/11:00c starting Monday, October 6.

[09/24/08 - 04:01 PM]
Every Bride Has a Wedding Day VisioN... But Sometimes It Needs a Little Revision!
Featuring party-planner-to-the-stars David Tutera, WE tv's "My Fair Wedding" premieres on Sunday, October 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/24/08 - 03:06 PM]
Marquee Heavyweight Fight Between Two Former Mma Champions -- Andrei Arlovski and Roy Nelson -- Has Been Added to the "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights" Primetime Event on OcT. 4
"This is yet another testament to EliteXC's willingness to work with other MMA promotions to bring the best possible fights to the broadest possible audience," said EliteXC's Jeremy Lappen.

[09/24/08 - 02:38 PM]
CBS News Will Broadcast President Bush's Address to the Nation Live Tonight on the CBS Television Network
President Bush will address to the nation tonight beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/24/08 - 02:36 PM]
Emmy Award Nominee Lauren Ambrose and Adam Kaufman Star in "Unorthodox," a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation Currently in Production in New York City and Washington, D.C. for Broadcast on the CBS Television Network
Susie Essman, Ricki Lake and Mercedes Ruehl also star in the film, due to broadcast in 2009.

[09/24/08 - 02:13 PM]
USA Network, Debra Messing, Designer Lauren Merkin and Renowned Illustrator Sujean Rim Join Forces to Create Signature Handbag and T-Shirt for 'The Starter Wife'
The "Molly" will make its television debut on the season finale of THE STARTER WIFE, when it will appear on the arm of Molly (Messing) herself.

[09/24/08 - 02:11 PM]
Louis C.K. Debuts New Stand-Up Special on Showtime
"LOUIS C.K.: CHEWED UP" premieres Saturday, October 4 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/24/08 - 02:08 PM]
'An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving,' Starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Nominee Jacqueline Bisset, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering November 22
The holiday original also stars Tatiana Maslany, Hélène Joy and Kristopher Turner.

[09/24/08 - 01:40 PM]
The Totally Best Second Season Ever ContinueS... Emmy(R)-Nominated "The Sarah Silverman Program" Returns Wednesday, October 8 at 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
A second premiere episode will air on Thursday, October 9 at 10:30/9:30c, settling Sarah and the gang into their regular timeslot.

[09/24/08 - 11:47 AM]
Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" Celebrates Halloween in Festive New Episodes Premiering in October
Look for fresh installments on Friday, October 3 and Friday, October 17.

[09/24/08 - 11:45 AM]
ABC Earns a Solid Second on Tuesday with Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 23.

[09/24/08 - 11:44 AM]
ABC.com Launches Original Webisodes Today for "Ugly Betty" with Premiere of "Mode After Hours"
Original webisode series will also premiere later in the season for "Brothers & Sisters" and "Scrubs."

[09/24/08 - 11:43 AM]
Disney ABC Television Group Casting Presents Its Seventh New York Actors Showcase
The showcase, the seventh one to be held in New York, will take place at the Acorn Theatre on Monday, October 6.

[09/24/08 - 11:37 AM]
Filling TV's Black Hole: David Alan Grier's "Chocolate News" Premieres on Comedy Central(R) Wednesday, October 15 at 10:30 P.M.
The ten-episode series will regularly air on Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c.

[09/24/08 - 11:36 AM]
It's the Biggest and the Best Time to Tune in and Space Out! Get Ready for the World Television Premiere of the "Futurama" Epic "Beast with a Billion Backs" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Sunday, October 19 at 8:00 P.M.*
"Beast With A Billion Backs" is the second of four planned direct-to-DVD films based on the animated series.

[09/24/08 - 11:34 AM]
Get Ready for Trash-Tastic Television! It's the Network Television Premiere of "Trailer Park Boys: The Movie" Debuting Saturday, October 4 at 1:00 A.M. on Comedy Central(R)
Mike Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith all star in the film, which is based on the hit Canadian television series.

[09/24/08 - 10:41 AM]
CBS Wins Premiere Tuesday with Its Largest Audience on the Night Since 2001
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 23.

[09/24/08 - 09:39 AM]
Deal Or No Deal Debuts as #1 New First-Run Show in National Syndication
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/24/08 - 09:36 AM]
Bio Channel to Feature Presidential Candidates Barack Obama & John Mccain in Back-To-Back "Biography" Profiles
The specials will air Wednesday, October 29 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/24/08 - 09:16 AM]
'HGTV Design Star' Casting Call Kicks Off Online
The show's fourth season will premiere next summer.

[09/24/08 - 08:06 AM]
HGTV Offers Viewers Spectacular Holiday Home Tours, Divine Décor and Easy Entertaining Ideas This Holiday Season
The network's holiday-themed programming includes five new specials and six special holiday episodes.

[09/24/08 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Lipstick Jungle" Star Brooke Shields & Executive Producer Oliver Goldstick

[09/24/08 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Knight Rider" Co-Stars Justin Bruening & Deanna Russo

[09/24/08 - 12:05 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Pushing Daisies" (ABC, Season Two)

[09/23/08 - 06:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 23
Updates include: Kanye West lands pilot at Comedy Central; Liz Tigelaar books a pair of projects; and Tom Everett Scott and Arija Bareikis join NBC's "LAPD."

[09/23/08 - 03:51 PM]
Secrets of Body Language - a Special Presentation on History
The role and influence of body language, from a historical perspective through today, is explored in the new two-hour special, premiering Monday, October 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/23/08 - 03:49 PM]
Cities of the Underworld - Season Three Premiere on Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET/PT on History
London, Okinawa, Sicily and Las Vegas are among this season's locales.

[09/23/08 - 03:48 PM]
Discovery Channel and Ted Koppel Present a Critical Look at Race in America in Koppel on Discovery: The Last Lynching
The one-hour special airs Monday, October 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/23/08 - 02:47 PM]
The CW's Series Continue to Soar with Target Demos
The CW spins the numbers for the week of September 15-21.

[09/23/08 - 02:46 PM]
Mind-Blowingly Resilient! Against Increased Competition, "Gossip Girl" Scores Second Best Performance Ever in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/23/08 - 02:45 PM]
60 Minutes Posts Its Best Deliveries in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Since January
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 15-21.

[09/23/08 - 02:27 PM]
Monday Night Football - Audience Up 19% for Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/23/08 - 02:05 PM]
Hallmark Channel Secures Rights to Air Third Season of Family Themed Reality Series "Nascar Angels"
The half-hour, weekly series will premiere on the family-friendly network on October 5 and air Sundays at 8 a.m., ET/PT.

[09/23/08 - 02:00 PM]
Two-Time Emmy(R) Award Nominee and 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Chandra Wilson Survives Life on the Mean Streets of Los Angeles Before Finding an 'Accidental Friendship,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering November 15
The original movie, which is based on a true story, also stars Ben Vereen and Kathleen Munroe.

[09/23/08 - 01:49 PM]
NBC Finishes the 2007-08 Season with Its Seventh Consecutive Primetime Victory, Winning the Week of SepT. 15-21 in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 15-21.

[09/23/08 - 01:48 PM]
Cowboys-Packers Is Second Most Viewed 'Sunday Night Football' Game in History
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/23/08 - 01:16 PM]
CBS to Run with "Eleventh Hour" Pilot After All
Plus: FOX will air the original pilot to "Do Not Disturb" on Wednesday, October 8.

[09/23/08 - 11:49 AM]
VH1 Premieres the Rock Doc 'Nwa: The World's Most Dangerous Group' October 3 at 11pm*
The 90-minute special includes new interviews with original NWA members Ice Cube and DJ Yella.

[09/23/08 - 11:34 AM]
Bio Channel Presents "Johnny Cash's America"
The two-hour special, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper, premieres on Thursday, October 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/23/08 - 11:31 AM]
ABC Is the No. 1 Net on the Opening Night of the 08-09 TV Season
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/23/08 - 11:14 AM]
CBS Is Number One in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 on the First Monday of the 2008-2009 Season
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/23/08 - 10:38 AM]
Skins Keeps People Talking with Season One Finale, Season Two U.S. Premiere
The winner of the Golden Rose d'Or for Drama and a BAFTA nominee will roll out its second season on Sunday, October 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/23/08 - 10:02 AM]
Netflix Announces Agreements with CBS and Disney Channel to Stream an Array of Current Hit TV Shows at Netflix
Starting in October, when it returns for a ninth year, current season episodes of the original "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" can be instantly streamed at Netflix.

[09/23/08 - 09:58 AM]
TLC Makes Its Mark with New Season of La Ink
Kat Von D returns with season two of her hit series on Thursday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/23/08 - 09:54 AM]
FOX Sees the Truth in "Lie to Me"
Tim Roth and Kelli Williams star in the drama, "inspired by a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose the truth behind the lies in criminal investigations."

[09/23/08 - 08:54 AM]
The Dillon Panthers Are Set to Kick Off a New Drama-Filled Year as Friday Night Lights Launches Season Three Commerical-Free on DirecTV's 101 Network, Wednesday, October 1
The series arrives at its new home (channel 101 on the DIRECTV dial) in a commercial-free and extended format for the entire season.

[09/23/08 - 07:55 AM]
MTV Gets Candid About Sex, Love and Relationships with Fatman Scoop and His Wife Shanda on "Man and Wife" Premiering September 29
"'Man and Wife' has gained a huge following online and now we are bringing them to television to discuss sex, love and relationships," said MTV's Tony DiSanto.

[09/23/08 - 07:35 AM]
Emmy(R) Nominee and Golden Globe(R) Winner Stacy Keach, Johnny Messner and Charlotte Ross Star in Spike Original Movie 'Ring of Death' Premiering Friday, October 17 at 10 Pm
Spike TV's original "Spike Guy Movies" average nearly 1.5 million viewers each month.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.