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[10/09/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 9
Updates include: FremantleMedia, WGA spar over FOX's "Osbournes"; "Sarah Connor" gets two more scripts from FOX; and Mark Burnett looks to revive "This Is Your Life."

[10/09/08 - 03:36 PM]
In the Face of Stiff Competition, ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights" Hits Season Highs in Adults 18-34 and Series Highs in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 7.

[10/09/08 - 02:03 PM]
Now You See It, Now You Really See It: Discovery Channel's Time Warp Reveals All, in Super Slow Motion
The new original series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, October 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/09/08 - 01:42 PM]
Sci Fi Channel and Rhi Entertainment Announce New Agreement for Five Original Television Movies
"Alien Western," "Carney" and "Sand Serpents" join the previously announced "Hellhounds" and "Rise of the Gargoyle."

[10/09/08 - 01:04 PM]
Black Blizzard - a Two-Hour History Special Invokes One of the Greatest Environmental Disasters of the 20th Century
The two-hour special, airing October 12, tells "the riveting story of one of the greatest environmental disasters in U.S. history."

[10/09/08 - 01:02 PM]
CBS Sweeps Wednesday for Third Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 8.

[10/09/08 - 01:01 PM]
ABC Takes Second on Wednesday Among Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 8.

[10/09/08 - 12:50 PM]
NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Outperforms Market with 16 of Top 30 Most Engaging Programs
The results come from Nielsen's IAG data, which "conducts research with television viewers to measure the effectiveness of advertising and product placements."

[10/09/08 - 12:41 PM]
Facing First-Run Series, the CW's "Top Model" Stays Competitive, Ranking First Or Second in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 8.

[10/09/08 - 12:39 PM]
Radio Favorite Bubba the Love Sponge(R) Tapped as Match Announcer for "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling" Premiering Saturday, October 18 at 8pm ET/PT on Cmt
Bubba will "provide the play-by-play analysis for each match as the celebrity cast go head to head in the ring in their quest to win the competition."

[10/09/08 - 12:37 PM]
Cartoon Network Leaps Into Next Live-Action Movie with Tiger's Apprentice
Oscar-nominated screenwriter David Magee will adapt the award-winning book by Lawrence Yep.

[10/09/08 - 12:24 PM]
Bravo Media Launches Shop by Bravo
The store features pieces from "Project Runway" alums Chloe Dao, Kara Janx, Laura Bennett, Malan Breton, and Emmett McCarthy as well as "The Real Housewives of New York City's" Ramona Singer.

[10/09/08 - 09:47 AM]
Starz Entertainment Psyched for Start of Production on Original Comedy Series "Head Case"
Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt, Geri Halliwell, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Probst, Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Macy Gray, Melina Kanakaredes and Dave Batista will all stop by for the new season.

[10/09/08 - 08:20 AM]
VH1 Heads Back to Rehab with DR. Drew Pinsky for a Second Season of 'Celebrity Rehab with DR. Drew'
The new season features Sean Stewart, Amber Smith, Rodney King, Nikki McKibbon, Steven Adler and Tawny Kitaen.

[10/09/08 - 12:26 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Testees" (FX)

[10/08/08 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 8
Updates include: Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk to try and "Make It In America" for HBO; while Jack Kenny is tapped to run Sci Fi's "Warehouse 13."

[10/08/08 - 04:22 PM]
NBC's 'Momma's Boys' Premiere Date Moves Two Weeks to Wednesday, November 12
The previously announced premiere date was Wednesday, October 29 (9-10 p.m. ET).

[10/08/08 - 03:13 PM]
The Hills Are Alive with New Programming
The network slates "The Hills: The Lost Scenes" and "The Hills: According to Me" for Saturday, October 18.

[10/08/08 - 02:51 PM]
ABC Family Continues Its Original Programming Momentum with All New Pilot Production
"10 Things I Hate About You" and "Ruby and The Rockits" will both go into production this fall and will film in Los Angeles.

[10/08/08 - 02:02 PM]
NFL Veteran and Broadcaster Ron Pitts Hosts Discovery Channel's Latest Hit Series, Destroyed in Seconds
The half-hour series airs Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/08/08 - 01:03 PM]
For Centuries, People Have Reported Encounters with Extraterrestrial Beings, Sightings of Unexplained Objects in the SkY. It's Still HappeninG. Ufo Hunters Season Two
"UFO Hunters" follows the team of Bill Birnes, Dr. Ted Acworth and Pat Uskert, as they investigate UFO cases around the world.

[10/08/08 - 01:01 PM]
Vampires, the Boogey Man and Killer SharkS... Primal Fear on History
The two-hour special, premiering on Monday, October 27, "explores the science and background behind our deepest fears and their influence on pop culture and the human condition."

[10/08/08 - 01:00 PM]
A&E Network Premieres New Original Real-Life Series Rookies
Shot on location in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and Tampa, Florida, the series "puts viewers in the squad car as each rookie heads out on patrol for the first time. "

[10/08/08 - 12:58 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" and Nyc & Company Present "Taste of the Five Boroughs" at Grand Central's Historic Vanderbilt Hall in New York
All proceeds from the October 27 event will benefit City Harvest.

[10/08/08 - 12:57 PM]
Ncis Wins Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 7.

[10/08/08 - 12:56 PM]
ABC Takes First on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 7.

[10/08/08 - 12:35 PM]
G4 Presents Unprecedented All-Access Coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2008
G4's coverage begins Monday, October 13 at 8 pm ET/PT on "X-Play" and airs nightly through October 16.

[10/08/08 - 10:33 AM]
BET's Critically Acclaimed Series 'American Gangster' Returns for a Bold Third Season
The new season profiles "Monster" Kody, Larry Davis, Mutulu Shakur, J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO, among others.

[10/08/08 - 10:02 AM]
#1 New First-Run Series "Deal Or No Deal" Continues Strong Start in National Syndication
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[10/08/08 - 08:39 AM]
Spike TV Orders Two-Hour Pilot from Mgm to Be Directed by Walter Hill
The pilot "revolves around the explosive fallout that occurs when a Boston mob boss abruptly vacates his position and various rival factions face off in an epic battle to control the streets."

[10/08/08 - 08:26 AM]
Game On! the 'BET Hip Hop Awards' Starting Lineup Includes Performances by Lil' Wayne, the Game, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Common, T-Pain, N.E.R.D. and Lady of Rage
Plus: Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, GZA, Masta Killa, U-God, Inspectah Deck and RZA have been added as presenters.

[10/08/08 - 08:12 AM]
New Non-Scripted Reality Series Follows 500-Pound Ruby Gettinger's Unforgettable Journey to Lose Weight and Inspire Others
"Ruby" premieres Sunday, November 9 at 8:00/7:00c on The Style Network.

[10/07/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 7
Updates include: FX boots "The Riches"; HBO sets "Washingtonienne" leads; and FOX wants to import "Absolutely Fabulous" from the U.K.

[10/07/08 - 01:16 PM]
60 Minutes Is the Number Three Program of the Week, Drawing Its Largest Audience Since January
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 5.

[10/07/08 - 01:14 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 01:13 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of September 29, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 12:58 PM]
Ion Television to Launch the U.S. Television Premiere of Archangel on Saturday, November 1st
"Archangel is a prime example of the 'Positively Entertaining' programming we are dedicated to providing to our growing audience," said ION's Brandon Burgess.

[10/07/08 - 12:31 PM]
This Halloween Get Your Scream on as VH1 Teams Up with Lionsgate to Find a New Horror Heroine in "Scream Queens"
The series, which gives 10 unknown actresses a shot to win a role on the upcoming film "Saw VI," premieres Monday, October 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/07/08 - 12:29 PM]
Terry Pratchett's the Color of Magic Set to Make U.S. Debut on Ion Television
Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Sir David Jason star in the four-hour event, airing Sunday, November 23 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/07/08 - 12:28 PM]
For the Eighth Week Running, Disney Channel Ranks as TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day in Tweens 9-14
The Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 12:27 PM]
The CW: The Only Network to Deliver Year-To-Year Gains in Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 11:30 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Primetime Week of SepT. 29-OcT. 5
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 11:29 AM]
The Originals Are Back for a New Season Laced with Searing Emotion and High Drama on "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Premiering Its Fourth Season on Tuesday, November 25 at 10 PM ET/PT on Bravo
Newcomer Gretchen Rossi joins returning housewives Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Peterson.

[10/07/08 - 11:28 AM]
CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights Packs Ratings Punch
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 4.

[10/07/08 - 11:26 AM]
CBS Places First on Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Third Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 6.

[10/07/08 - 11:16 AM]
NBC Universal Digital Studio Brings First Slate of Original Productions to Market
The slate includes projects from Scott Z. Burns, Tom Fontana and John August.

[10/07/08 - 08:30 AM]
TBS's Critically Acclaimed My Boys on Deck for Third Season
TBS has ordered nine episodes of the series, which is set to return first quarter 2009.

[10/07/08 - 07:28 AM]
Lifetime Movie Network Announces New Original Movie, 'The Natalee Holloway Story' (Wt)
The movie is based on the book, Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith, by Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway.

[10/07/08 - 06:58 AM]
Stallionaires 'Real and Chance' from 'I Love New York' Return to Find Love in New VH1 Series 'Real Chance of Love' Premiering Monday, October 20 at 9:00pm*
Additionally, VH1.com will launch a sneak peek of the first episode on October 15 before the on-air premiere.

[10/07/08 - 02:31 AM]
MynetworkTV(R) Body Slams Previous Ratings Record
WWE spins the "Friday Night SmackDown" numbers for Friday, October 3.







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[07/28/16 - 12:43 PM]
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Tyson and Audy Leavitt create the most elaborate, over-the-top playhouses out of their family-run shop called "Charmed Playhouses."

[07/28/16 - 11:24 AM]
#Squadgoals Takes on New Meaning in an All New Season of Velocity's "Garage Squad"
The all new season starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24.

[07/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
TBS Greenlights Digital Animated Series "Storyville" and Begins Development on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Series
Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated in rich detail, exposing the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory.

[07/28/16 - 10:26 AM]
Esquire Network Greenlights New Seasons of Hit Documentary Franchise "Friday Night Tykes" and Spin-Off "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country"
A combination of fan-favorite teams are set to return, with all-new teams presenting an authentic look at the cultural phenomenon that is American football.

[07/28/16 - 10:03 AM]
PBS to Present "Spotlight Education," A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America's Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
The stunt features eleven films and documentaries on local PBS stations September 12-17.

[07/28/16 - 10:02 AM]
PBS and American Experience Announce "The Great War" to Premiere April 2017
The six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

[07/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Frontline on PBS Presents "Divided States of America," A Look at the Polarized Nation the Next President Will Inherit
The four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America the next president will inherit.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton - Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival
"Hamilton's America" gives viewers a look at Miranda and his colleagues' creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Taps Charles Dance to Narrate Epic Global Miniseres Event "Savage Kingdom"
The project is a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Disney XD Picks Up Second Season of Its Innovative Hidden-Camera Prank Series "Walk the Prank"
The series has reached 35.4 million viewers including 13.2 million Kids 6-14 and 6.3 million Boys 6-14 on Disney XD and Disney Channel.

[07/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
El Rey Network's Original Wrestling Series "Lucha Underground" Returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET
Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement.

[07/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Kiss Bang Love"
In "Kiss Bang Love," singles searching for love will participate in a new social experiment to find their match based on blindfolded kissing.

[07/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
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Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites.

[07/28/16 - 08:52 AM]
HBO Renews "Ballers" for Third Season
"Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the 'Ballers' team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers," said Casey Bloys.

[07/28/16 - 08:37 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Commemorates 80th Anniversary of Famed Ocean Liner's Maiden Voyage with "Mighty Ship at War: The Queen Mary" Premiering Sunday, August 21 at 8 PM ET/PT
The special will explore the action-packed life of the ship and take viewers through some of the most dynamic periods of the 20th Century.