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[10/10/08 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 10
Updates include: ABC renews "Japanese Game Show"; NBC orders more scripts for "Knight Rider"; and ABC aims to bring back 1980s cult series "V."

[10/10/08 - 01:21 PM]
Up Against CBS' Premiere Thursday, ABC Earns Second in Viewers and All Key Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 9.

[10/10/08 - 01:19 PM]
Csi Returns with a 'Vengeance'
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 9.

[10/10/08 - 01:17 PM]
'Kath & Kim' and 'Saturday Night Live' Help Boost NBC to Its Best Non-Sports Thursday Since March
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 9.

[10/10/08 - 10:47 AM]
Scripps Networks Score Record Audience Impressions for 07/08 Television Season
Scripps Networks spins the numbers for HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network and Great American Country.

[10/10/08 - 10:27 AM]
Gladiators Is Back, Better and on BBC America
The UK incarnation of the NBC series will premiere Saturday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[10/10/08 - 09:53 AM]
Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings to Headline New "Stump the Master" Segment on GSN Live
The new segment will coincide with GSN's exhibition of Ken Jennings' "Jeopardy!" episodes, which will air from August 25 through December 10.

[10/10/08 - 09:38 AM]
Salma Hayek to Recur on NBC's Two-Time Emmy-Winning "30 Rock"
She'll play Elisa, Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) new love interest.

[10/10/08 - 08:16 AM]
USA Network Picks Up Hit Series "Burn Notice" and "Psych" for New Seasons After Record-Breaking Summer
Both shows have received orders for 16 episodes.

[10/10/08 - 04:09 AM]
Britney Spears Sets the Record Straight in a New Documentary "Britney: For the Record" Airing Exclusively on MTV on Sunday, November 30th at 10pm ET/PT
"MTV has had a long history with Britney Spears and our support for her has been unwavering," said MTV's Tony DiSanto.

[10/10/08 - 01:18 AM]
Interview: "The Starter Wife" Co-Stars Debra Messing & David Alan Basche

[10/10/08 - 01:15 AM]
Interview: "King of the Hill" Co-Star Kathy Najimy

[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.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.