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[10/01/08 - 06:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 1
Updates include: The CW to develop "Smallville"-esque take on DC Comics hero Dick Grayson; Norman Lear books a new drama at HBO; and Jeff Rake to revive "The Partridge Family" at NBC.

[10/01/08 - 04:34 PM]
Hbo, Showtime Confirm Winter Plans
HBO books "House of Saddam" of December while Showtime will roll out "The United States of Tara" in January.

[10/01/08 - 02:33 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks Again as Top 10-Rated Network for 3q and Month of September
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2008 and the month of September.

[10/01/08 - 01:16 PM]
The CW's 90210 Gains Steam, Building Week-To-Week in All Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/08 - 01:15 PM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/08 - 01:14 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, September 30, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/08 - 11:05 AM]
Propelled by 'Army Wives' and 'Coco Chanel,' Lifetime Television Jumps 13 Percent Among W25-54 and 12 Percent Among W18+ in September
Lifetime spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2008.

[10/01/08 - 11:04 AM]
Animal Planet Howls with New Series Living with the Wolfman - a Twist on Your Average Family
The series, featuring British wolf expert Shaun Ellis, premieres Tuesday, October 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/01/08 - 10:54 AM]
Nick at Nite Lands Second Straight Quarter as Number One with Adults 18-49
Nick at Nite spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2008.

[10/01/08 - 10:53 AM]
Nickelodeon Is Top Basic Cable Network in 3q, Scores 54 Straight Quarters at Number One
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2008.

[10/01/08 - 09:41 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Signs Deal with Comedian Russell Brand for a One-Hour Stand-Up Special
The special will feature Brand and an eclectic roster of special guests and will tape in November in New York City, airing in 2009.

[10/01/08 - 09:32 AM]
Oxygen Celebrates Most Successful Quarter Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2008.

[10/01/08 - 09:31 AM]
Big Apple, Big Stakes - Bravo's "Top Chef: New York" Premieres Wednesday, November 12 at 10 PM ET/PT
The new season's guests include Martha Stewart, Foo Fighters, Jean-Georges, Eric Ripert and Natasha Richardson.

[10/01/08 - 08:08 AM]
'Blush: The Search for the Next Great Make-Up Artist' Premieres Tuesday, November 11, 2008, on Lifetime
Vanessa Marcil hosts the series, Hal Rubenstein and Joanna Schlip as judges and Charlie Green as mentor.

[10/01/08 - 07:44 AM]
Monday Night Football - Audience Up 15% for Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[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







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[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
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