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    [tuesday, september 30, 2008]    
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[09/30/08 - 06:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 30
Updates include: Spike TV eyes "Peep Show"; FOX looks for "Good Vibes" with David Gordon Green; and Ellen Burstyn joins Showtime's "Possible Side Effects."

[09/30/08 - 03:54 PM]
Going Once, Going Twice, Sold! Planet Green's New Series, Total Wrecklamation, and Host Jodi Murphy Save Treasures from Landfills and Dollars for Bargain Hunters
The new 13-part series premieres Tuesday, September 30 at 9:30/8:30c before moving to its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/30/08 - 02:33 PM]
Fasten Your Seat Belt the Roller Coaster Ride Continues with MTV's "Making the Band 4" Season Finale Tuesday, October 7th at 9pm ET/PT
In the season finale "viewers will be left speechless when a fan favorite of the groups goes head to head with Diddy leaving everyone shocked at the outcome."

[09/30/08 - 02:32 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Rhea Perlman and Jason Gedrick Star in 'The Christmas Choir' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering December 6
Cindy Sampson, Tyrone Benskin and Marianne Farley also star in the original movie, which is based on a true story.

[09/30/08 - 02:31 PM]
The "48 Hours Mystery" Season Premiere Is the Night's #1 Program and Scores Its Largest Audience Since November 2007
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, September 27.

[09/30/08 - 01:20 PM]
Building Week-To-Week, the CW Again Takes Top Spot as Monday's #1 Network with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/08 - 01:19 PM]
Against "Traditional" Premiere Week Competition, the CW Posts More Year-To-Year Gains Than Any Other Network
The CW spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/08 - 01:18 PM]
ABC Leads Its Second Straight Monday in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/08 - 01:13 PM]
ABC Wins the Opening Week of the Season in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/08 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/08 - 10:53 AM]
Premiere Week 2008/09 Will the Viewers Return?...the Answer Is Yes on CBS
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/08 - 10:47 AM]
90210 and Top Model Post Largest Gains of Any Series on TV in Women 18-34 with Live-Plus Seven Day Dvr Viewing Included
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/30/08 - 10:46 AM]
Bravo Marks Highest Quarter in Network History in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2008.

[09/30/08 - 10:43 AM]
NBC Ranks #2 in 18-49 for the Week of SepT. 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/08 - 10:42 AM]
Oxygen Appoints David Stefanou to Vp of Original Programming
In a newly created position, Stefanou will be responsible for Oxygen's current original production.

[09/29/08 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 29
Updates include: Versus revives "The Contender"; Anthony Edwards to develop series for CBS Paramount Network Television; and HBO orders "Americatown" from Bradford Winters.

[09/29/08 - 04:05 PM]
Rainbow Media Elevates Kim Martin to President of We TV
Martin's previous role was executive vice president and general manager of WE tv.

[09/29/08 - 04:04 PM]
We TV Renews Hit Series the Locator for Second Season
Season two's 14 half-hour episodes are slated to premiere on WE tv in February 2009.

[09/29/08 - 03:22 PM]
Sci Fi Greenlights Investigative Adventure Series 'Relicquest'
With a six-episode commitment and production slated to begin in October, the one-hour show will premiere in early 2009.

[09/29/08 - 03:21 PM]
NBC Sunday Night Football Beats Premiere of Desperate Housewives by 10%
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/08 - 02:29 PM]
Tom Arnold and Candace Cameron Bure Star in 'Moonlight & Mistletoe,' a Hallmark Channel World Television Premiere Movie Airing November 29
Barbara Niven and Christopher Wiehl also star in the holiday original movie.

[09/29/08 - 01:19 PM]
CBS Stirs Up New Season Viewers with a Grande Wi-Fi Promotion at Thousands of Starbucks Locations Throughout the Country
"Using wireless internet access at Starbucks is becoming as commonplace as hearing folks order their favorite Starbucks latte," said CBS's George Schweitzer.

[09/29/08 - 01:17 PM]
Academy Award Winner Olympia Dukakis to Guest Star on "Worst Week"
Dukakis will star as Melanie's (Erinn Hayes) paternal grandmother, June Clayton, in an episode titled "The Ring."

[09/29/08 - 12:43 PM]
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Prepares a Packed October
Upcoming guests include Anne Hathaway (October 4), Josh Brolin (October 18) and Jon Hamm (October 25).

[09/29/08 - 11:15 AM]
Jesse Mccartney Joins the Cast of 'Greek' as It Returns for Its Sophomore Season on ABC Family in Spring 2009
McCartney will play Andy, a high school friend of Calvin's (Paul James), who also happens to be a highly sought after pledge.

[09/29/08 - 11:13 AM]
ABC Projected to Win the Opening Week of the Season in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/08 - 11:11 AM]
First Round of Performers Announced for "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are all set to perform.

[09/29/08 - 10:06 AM]
Governor Jesse Ventura Working on New Project for TruTV to Investigate Conspiracy Theories
Production of a pilot, from from A. Smith & Co. Productions, begins in October.

[09/29/08 - 10:04 AM]
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to Perform During Bridgestone Super Bowl Xliii Halftime Show on Nbc
Recent halftime acts have included the Rolling Stones, U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

[09/29/08 - 09:46 AM]
Food Network Changes Lives - Through Food! - in New Primetime Series the Chef Jeff Project
The series, featuring Jeff Henderson, premieres Sunday, October 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/29/08 - 08:53 AM]
Bravo Acquires Exclusive Cable Rights to "Swingtown"
Repeats of the series are scheduled to join the network later this fall.

[09/29/08 - 08:52 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Acquires Hit Movies Based on Popular 'Stargate' Series
"The Ark of Truth" and "Continuum" will both broadcast on Sci Fi this spring.

[09/29/08 - 07:34 AM]
A&E Real-Life Series Parking Wars Returns for an All New Season Wednesday, October 15 at 10pm ET/PT
Just when you thought it was safe to park again in Philadelphia, "Parking Wars" is back.

[09/29/08 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Life" Star Damian Lewis & Creator Rand Ravich

[09/29/08 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: 'Chuck" Co-Stars Zachary Levi & Joshua Gomez

[09/26/08 - 09:00 PM]
Rocker Sebastian Bach Named the Season 2 Winner of "Gone Country" by Host John Rich
Bach is set to immediately release "Battle with the Bottle" to radio, the song he penned with Nashville songwriters Jeffrey Steele and Vicky McGehee while taping the series.

[09/26/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 26
Updates include: Donnie Wahlberg, Sarah Michelle Gellar to topline pilots for TNT, HBO; Lifetime, NBC Universal continue their legal battle over "Project Runway"; and the usual mix of casting news.

[09/26/08 - 03:06 PM]
NBC Universal Project Runway Ruling
"The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that The Weinstein Company violated NBC Universal's right of first refusal to future cycles of Project Runway," says the statement.

[09/26/08 - 02:28 PM]
Britney Spears' New Single "Womanizer" Gets Exclusive Television Debut During MTV Hit Series "The Hills" on Monday, September 29th at 10pm ET/PT
Britney Spears' sixth studio album, Circus, on Jive Records will be released on Tuesday, December 2nd, her 27th birthday.

[09/26/08 - 12:31 PM]
Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, Dane Cook, Katt Williams Tracy Morgan & Jeff Dunham Slated to Appear as TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: The Comedy Festival
TBS will televise several programs from the event, including the variety special "Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show"; "Laffapalooza," an evening of performances by top comedians hosted by Tracy Morgan; and a celebrity roast of Cheech and Chong.

[09/26/08 - 11:44 AM]
ABC Wins the Opening Thursday of the Season in Viewers and Key Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/08 - 10:41 AM]
FOX Makes It Official: "Disturb" First to Go
After 12 hours of denials, FOX has made it official: "Do Not Disturb" isn't coming back.

[09/26/08 - 10:38 AM]
Actor Steve Valentine to Lord Over 'Estate of Panic,' Sci Fi's New Reality Competition Series from Endemol USA
The six-episode series premieres Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/26/08 - 10:37 AM]
Csi: The Experience to Debut Overseas
The international version of the touring exhibit will debut in Vienna at the Riesenradplatz in the fourth quarter of 2008.

[09/26/08 - 10:36 AM]
Survivor Continues to Rule at 8:00 PM
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/08 - 10:25 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Californication" (Showtime, Season Two)

[09/26/08 - 10:24 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Dexter" (Showtime, Season Three)

[09/26/08 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - October 2008
Among the offerings: the network premieres of "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Married... With Children."

[09/25/08 - 10:02 PM]
FOX Pulls "Disturb" on October 1
Instead, look for a double-dose of "'Til Death" starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/25/08 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 25
Updates include: HBO eyes Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons" for the small screen.







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