[wednesday, october 15, 2008]    
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[10/15/08 - 06:10 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 15
Updates include: David E. Kelley to return to NBC; Robert De Niro lands three-for-one pilot deal at CBS; and four series get additional scripts.

[10/15/08 - 03:22 PM]
We TV's the Locator a Record-Breaking Success-Draws Ratings, Inspires Viewers, and Starts Production on Second Season
The second season "will continue featuring Troy Dunn on his quest to help families find their lost loved ones with a new family each episode."

[10/15/08 - 03:21 PM]
Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Draws Over One Million Viewers in Its Second Episode
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 14.

[10/15/08 - 02:04 PM]
Mike Rowe for President! on Election Night, Dirty Jobs Takes a Bi-Partisan Look at Presidents' Dirty Pasts
Additionally on November 4, the network will air 12 "Dirty Politics" segments (four per hour) that give surprising insight into the actual dirty jobs held by past presidents.

[10/15/08 - 01:26 PM]
CBS Gives a Full Season Order to "The Mentalist"
"The Mentalist" is the season's top new freshman series in viewers and adults 25-54.

[10/15/08 - 01:12 PM]
The CW's November Sweep Parties with Great Guest Stars from Perez Hilton to Wallace Shawn
The CW details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS)

[10/15/08 - 12:42 PM]
Caroline Kennedy Returns as Host of "The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to Be Broadcast DeC. 30 on the CBS Television Network
Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are this year's honorees.

[10/15/08 - 12:20 PM]
MTV and Cnn Team Up for Special Concert and Programming to Support Veterans
"A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE," airing on October 24, aims "to raise awareness of veterans' causes, including employment, healthcare, homelessness, and education."

[10/15/08 - 12:18 PM]
In the Art of Success in the New MTV Series "50 Cent: The Money and the Power" Set to Air on Thursday, November 6th at 10pm ET/PT
The winner, the young man or woman whose ideas and drive make them worthy of 50's support, receives a $100,000 investment from 50 Cent himself.

[10/15/08 - 12:17 PM]
MTV and Diddy Serve Up Bonus Episodes of Hit Reality Series "Making the Band" for Early 2009
The saga "will continue with the remaining members of Danity Kane, their label mates Day26 and Donnie Klang as they all embark on the next phases of their Bad Boy careers."

[10/15/08 - 12:10 PM]
Dancing with the Stars Results Takes Second at 9pm in Viewers and Women 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 14.

[10/15/08 - 12:09 PM]
Introducing the World's First Super-MannY... Mike Ruggles from Chicago Helps the Marko Family of California, on "Super-Manny," Friday, November 14 on Abc
The backdoor pilot will air "Supernanny's" usual Friday, 9:00/8:00c home.

[10/15/08 - 11:43 AM]
TLC Premieres "Six for the Road" on October 29, 2008
The two-part special will air over two Wednesday nights - October 29 and November 5 - at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/15/08 - 10:23 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday for the Fourth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 14.

[10/15/08 - 09:34 AM]
British Comedian Matt Lucas Signed to Co-Star in Comedy Central's First Fantasy-Comedy Series 'Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire'
India De Beaufort, Steve Speirs, Kevin Hart, John Rhys-Davies, James Murray and Marques Ray Mascarinas also join the show's ensemble cast.

[10/15/08 - 09:01 AM]
Cnn Announces Weekend Show Starring Comedian D.L. Hughley
"D.L. Hughley Breaks The News" will premiere Saturday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/15/08 - 07:27 AM]
Lifetime Networks Celebrates Halloween with a Special Slate of Haunting Programming
The lineup includes Halloween-themed episodes of "Frasier," "Reba," "Still Standing" and "Will & Grace."

[10/14/08 - 06:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 14
Updates include: The CW's "Easy Money," "Valentine" to suspend production for four to six weeks; Showtime greenlights the Matthew Perry-led pilot "The End of Steve"; and "The Daily Show's" Jason Jones and Samantha Bee to develop a comedy for CBS.

[10/14/08 - 01:19 PM]
2.4 Million Viewers Enroll for the Season Premiere of "Rock of Love Charm School with Sharon Osbourne" This Past Sunday Night
VH1 spins the numbers for Sunday, October 12.

[10/14/08 - 01:18 PM]
TruTV Expands Hit Series Speeders(Tm) with Premiere of Speeders Fight Back
Premiering October 16, SPEEDERS FIGHT BACK will air Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c, following all-new episodes of SPEEDERS.

[10/14/08 - 01:17 PM]
TLC's 10 Years Younger Gets a Face-Lift for Its Fourth Season
"Queer Eye's" Kyan Douglas will take over as host when the series returns in January.

[10/14/08 - 01:16 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights Season Two of Isabella Rossellini's ''Green Porno''
Eight all-new episodes will premiere on sundancechannel.com in April 2009.

[10/14/08 - 01:14 PM]
Spike TV Adds to Its Star-Studded "Scream 2008" Line-Up
Plus: Spike TV has announced that it will honor film star Anthony Hopkins with its first-ever Legend award.

[10/14/08 - 01:13 PM]
Strong Originals of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill Lift the CW to Monday's #1 Network with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 13.

[10/14/08 - 01:12 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Buys a Porno! Network Agrees to Multi-Picture, First Window Film Package with the Weinstein Company Headlined by "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
The pact includes the broadcast premiere rights for "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," "Extreme Movie" and "The Hammer" and the second window rights for "Soul Men" and "Who's Your Caddy?"

[10/14/08 - 01:11 PM]
Taylor Swift Fulfills a Childhood Dream and Performs with Rock Legends Def Leppard for the Latest Episode of "CMT Crossroads: Def Leppard and Taylor Swift" Premiering Friday, November 7
Taped before a standing-room only audience in Nashville, Swift fulfilled her "childhood dream" when she walked onstage and performed with Def Leppard.

[10/14/08 - 01:10 PM]
Primeval's Cast of Creatures All Return for a Devastating Season Finale
Plus: the fully-loaded four-disc box set, "Primeval: Volume One," hits stores November 4.

[10/14/08 - 01:08 PM]
Sci Fi's Thomas P. Vitale Promoted to Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies
"Tom has played a leadership role in the evolution and success of SCI FI," said the network's Dave Howe.

[10/14/08 - 01:03 PM]
'Snl Weekend Update Thursday,' 'The Office,' and 'Sunday Night Football' Pace NBC's Primetime Week of OcT. 6-12
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 6-12.

[10/14/08 - 12:59 PM]
ABC Grows Week to Week Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 6-12.

[10/14/08 - 12:57 PM]
ABC Is the Most-Watched Network for the Fourth Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 13.

[10/14/08 - 12:56 PM]
2008 American Music Awards Nominees Announced
Alicia Keys, Eagles, Coldplay, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne top the nominations.

[10/14/08 - 12:55 PM]
CBS Makes It 4 for 4 on Monday
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 13.

[10/14/08 - 12:53 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Key Demos for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 6-12.

[10/14/08 - 09:50 AM]
FOX Reality Channel Launches the First Reality TV Mobile Video Service on the Apple Iphone
Mobile users will have the opportunity to view clips and other bonus content from "Battle of the Bods," "Solitary," "Gimme My Reality Show," "The Academy" and more.

[10/14/08 - 09:09 AM]
CBS and 1-800-FlowerS.com(R) Team Up to Create "Ex Day"
The "Ex List"-inspired bouquets "give those who long for the good old days with an ex an easy and fun way to reconnect with a past romantic interest."

[10/13/08 - 07:03 PM]
Smackdown(R) Smashes Own Record
WWE spins the "Friday Night SmackDown" numbers for Friday, October 10.

[10/13/08 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 13
Updates include: Mark Waters to helm FOX's "Eva Adams"; while The CW orders "For Better or Worse" from Mike Fleiss.

[10/13/08 - 02:47 PM]
ABC's Premiere Week Results Grow from Originally Reported Numbers by 6% in Viewers, by 8% in Adults 18-49 and by 10% in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the Live + 7 Day ratings for the week of September 22-28.

[10/13/08 - 02:42 PM]
Emmy Award Winner Patricia Heaton, Treat Williams and Jimmy Wolk Star in "Front of the Class," a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation to Be Broadcast Sunday, DeC. 7 on the CBS Television Network
The drama is based on the true story of Brad Cohen (Wolk) who, after being challenged by Tourette Syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher.

[10/13/08 - 01:08 PM]
VH1 Revamps Hugely Successful "Best Week Ever" Series with New Full-Time Host Paul F. Tompkins
The new "Best Week Ever With Paul F. Tompkins" premieres on Friday, October 24 at 11:00/10:00c.

[10/13/08 - 01:06 PM]
Tune in to Jeopardy! Friday, October 17th to See Mad Men Featured as a Special Jeopardy! Category
Plus: the season two finale of "Mad Men" airs Sunday, October 26th at 10:00/9:00c on AMC.

[10/13/08 - 12:29 PM]
Starz Entertainment Gets Ready to "Party Down"
The 10-episode scripted series comes from executive producers Rob Thomas, John Enbom, Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge.

[10/13/08 - 12:27 PM]
CBS's Strong Premieres Just Got Stronger
CBS spins the live plus 7 day ratings for the week of September 22-28.

[10/13/08 - 12:25 PM]
Opposite NFL and Mlb Post Season on NBC and Fox, ABC Is the Definitive Choice for Non-Sports Programming on Sunday
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 12.

[10/13/08 - 11:24 AM]
OxygeN.com to Air World Premiere of Coolio Video for New Single 'Boyfriend'
The video's debut coincides with the upcoming premiere of Oxygen's new docu-series "Coolio's Rules" on Tuesday, October 28.

[10/13/08 - 10:34 AM]
Discovery Health Is Expecting! Season Two of Deliver Me Is Due on Tuesday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series follows "the careers and personal lives of three best friends who became partners in a demanding Los Angeles OB/GYN practice specializing in high-risk pregnancies."

[10/13/08 - 10:14 AM]
Real-Life Robinson Crusoe to Live in New York City Tree House During the Week of October 13-17 to Promote NBC's Highly Anticipated Two-Hour Premiere of Action-Adventure Series 'Crusoe'
"'Crusoe' explores an extraordinary fantasy landscape of a deserted island. This tree house is our effort to bring a piece of the remote outdoors adventure to the U.S.," said NBC's Adam Stotsky.

[10/13/08 - 09:46 AM]
FOX Reality Channel's New Original Series "SmilE... You'Re Under Arrest!" Brings Fugitives to Justice One Joke at a Time
The series, originally developed for FOX, will premiere on Saturday, December 27 at 4p ET/7p PT.

[10/13/08 - 09:42 AM]
Bravo Gets Its Freak on for Halloween
The cable channel will rebroadcast "100 Scariest Movie Moments" and "Even Scarier Movie Moments" on Friday, October 31.

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[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.