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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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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
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[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
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[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.