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[10/03/08 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: October 2-3
Updates include: Jesse L. Martin in talks to join NBC's "Philanthropist"; NBC's "Howie Do It" to go international; and WGA targets Tyler Perry over fired writers.

[10/03/08 - 02:47 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights "Man Shops Globe" (Working Title) for 2009
The original series stars Keith Johnson, the antiques buyer for the innovative specialty retailer Anthropologie.

[10/03/08 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Announces Red Mars as New Series in Development
The project, which is based on the classic sci-fi novel by Kim Stanley Robinson, was previously in development at Sci Fi.

[10/03/08 - 02:43 PM]
AMC Launches AMC News
Jacob Soboroff will host the project, "a newly created short-form programming strand covering entertainment news including film premieres, major film festivals, and industry award events."

[10/03/08 - 01:19 PM]
BET's Critically Acclaimed Series 'Somebodies' Switches to a New Time
The series will shift to 10:00/9:00c on Tuesdays starting October 7, with repeat episodes airing in its previous 10:30/9:30c time slot.

[10/03/08 - 01:18 PM]
Bravo Counts Down to the Finale of 'Project Runway'S' Fifth Season of Fabulous
Plus: Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30-Wednesday, October 1.

[10/03/08 - 01:17 PM]
Survivor: Gabon Wins the 8:00 PM Time Period in Viewers and All Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 2.

[10/03/08 - 01:16 PM]
ABC Takes Second on Thursday in Viewers and Ranks No. 1 in Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 2.

[10/03/08 - 09:06 AM]
Love Is in the Air: CBS Whips Up a Whimsical Campaign to Promote the New Fall Show, "The Ex List"
"THE EX LIST is about the ins-and-outs of life, love and dating, and our promotions are designed to reflect that," said CBS's Anne O'Grady.

[10/03/08 - 01:03 AM]
Interview: "Life on Mars" Executive Producer Josh Appelbaum, Part 1

[10/03/08 - 01:02 AM]
Interview: "The Simpsons" Executive Producer Al Jean

[10/03/08 - 01:01 AM]
Interview: "Sanctuary" Star Amanda Tapping

[10/02/08 - 05:43 PM]
NBC to Finish "Toughest Jobs" on Saturdays
Plus: The CW has added an encore of the most recent episode of "Privileged" on Monday, October 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/02/08 - 02:39 PM]
We TV Kicks Off Nationwide Casting for Bridezillas Season Six at the Great Bridal Expo Sunday, October 5
Casting directors will hold calls in Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Jose in the coming months.

[10/02/08 - 02:38 PM]
TheWB.com Debuts New Series for October
The newcomers include "High Drama: Against All Oz," "Rich Girl, Poor Girl" and "Downers Grove."

[10/02/08 - 02:37 PM]
You Know HiM. You Love HiM. Now Follow HiM. "South Park: Cult of Cartman" DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, October 7
The two-disc set "features 12 uncensored episodes all centering on everyone's favorite leader, Eric Cartman."

[10/02/08 - 02:35 PM]
Toby Keith's Hit Summer Film "Beer for My Horses" to Premiere on CMT on November 2
The film also stars Rodney Carrington, Claire Forlani, Ted Nugent, Willie Nelson, Barry Corbin and Tom Skerritt.

[10/02/08 - 01:12 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, October 1, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 1.

[10/02/08 - 01:09 PM]
CBS Sweeps Wednesday for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 1.

[10/02/08 - 12:12 PM]
Sharon Osbourne Turns on the 'Charm' and Teaches the 'Rock of Love' Girls a Thing Or Two About Being a Rock & Roll Leading Lady
The "Rock of Love" alums include Destiney, Angelique, Raven, Brandi C., Brandi M., Inna, Courtney, Lacey, Jessica, Rodeo, Kristy Jo, Heather, Dallas and Megan.

[10/02/08 - 10:28 AM]
Find Out Who Really Is the Most Important Woman in Every Man's Life When 'Momma's Boys' -- New Reality Dating Series from Ryan Seacrest Productions and Glassman Media -- Premieres October 29 on Nbc
In addition, starting this week casting for season two of the "Momma's Boys" begins across the United States.

[10/02/08 - 09:03 AM]
Spike TV Announces All-Star Line-Up and Honorees for 'Scream 2008'
Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Liv Tyler, Samuel L. Jackson, The Osbournes, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Rudd, Rob Zombie and Kristen Bell are among those set to appear.

[10/02/08 - 08:52 AM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original "Battle of the Bods" Returns for a Steamy Second Season of Body Ranking Competition Between the Sexes
Casting has begun on 20 new episodes set to air in 2009.

[10/02/08 - 07:32 AM]
Emmy-Winning Rosie O'Donnell Returns to Television on NBC with Live Variety Special Showcasing a Wide Array of Celebrity Guests, Musical Acts, Comedy Skits and Surprises on November 26
Said O'Donnell, "This is a dream come true for any performer. Old time variety, live from New York with a nod to Ed Sullivan, Carol Burnett and memories of Sonny and Cher."

[10/02/08 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Guide to Style" Co-Hosts Tim Gunn & Gretta Monahan

[10/02/08 - 12:01 AM]
FOX Uncovers Full Season of New Hit Drama "Fringe"
"The series has really taken off creatively, and it's exciting to see that the audience is responding," said FOX's Kevin Reilly. "We believe this is the first full season of many years to come."

[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.







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[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[08/21/14 - 02:56 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
GSN Greenlights Season Four of Emmy(R) Nominated Hit Series "The Chase" and Season Two of Matchmaking Show "It Takes a Church"
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[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
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The first season will feature nine, one-hour episodes.

[08/21/14 - 12:08 PM]
It's Manzo Mania! Caroline and Family Return with Series Premiere of Bravo Media's "Manzo'd with Children"
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/21/14 - 11:18 AM]
The Hub Network's App Is Honored with the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
In its review of the Hub Network's app, The National Parenting Center praised the app for its wholesome entertainment, interactivity and the manner in which it is organized.

[08/21/14 - 11:11 AM]
The Search for the Next "MasterChef" Begins with Open Casting Calls Starting Saturday, September 13
Calls are set for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, San Diego, San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans in the coming weeks.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 11:06 AM]
Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Features Travers Stakes on Saturday at 4:30 PM ET on NBC and TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday at 8 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The Travers and the Pacific Classic will be the sixth and seventh shows, respectively, of 11 programs in the Challenge Series leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships on NBC and NBCSN, October 31-November 1.

[08/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Video: "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Trailer (HBO)
The eight-part documentary series premieres Friday, October 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett Star in "Big Driver" - Original Movie Based on Short Story by Stephen King - Premieres October 18 on Lifetime(R)
The film tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime.

[08/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
Go Under the Covers with Discovery Fit & Health for Sextember, A Month-Long Exploration of Sex in America
Every weeknight at 10:00/9:00c beginning September 1, the network will encore provocative programming from Discovery's complete library of content.

[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars.

[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" - Marcus Robinson's Poignant Film Chronicles 8 Years of Construction; Premieres Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. on History
The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.