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[10/16/08 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 16
Updates include: AMC is on track to renew "Mad Men"; while Will Arnett inks a seven-figure development deal with FOX.

[10/16/08 - 04:46 PM]
Opportunity No Longer Knocking for Abc
Production has been halted on the series after nine episodes, just three of which have aired.

[10/16/08 - 03:11 PM]
More Than Seven Million Viewers Watch Project Runway 5 Finale on Bravo Last Night
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 15.

[10/16/08 - 03:09 PM]
Destination Truth Wraps Season 2 with Record Ratings!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 15.

[10/16/08 - 02:15 PM]
The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R), a New Entertainment Special, Will Be Broadcast Live DeC. 3 on Cbs
The special will also celebrate the grand opening of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and will be broadcast live from NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE.

[10/16/08 - 01:24 PM]
G4 Discovers Something Deadly in the Water This Halloween with the Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Debut of "The Host"
G4's special Halloween 2008 presentation of "The Host" premieres this All Hallow's Eve, Friday, October 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/16/08 - 01:24 PM]
Battlestar Galactica Returns on Sci Fi/Journey's End Draws Near for Acclaimed Series
The 10-week run, beginning on January 16, will culminate with the series finale on March 20.

[10/16/08 - 01:14 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Wednesday Among Women 18-34 and Women 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 15.

[10/16/08 - 12:04 PM]
CBS's Wednesday Comedies Gain Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 15.

[10/16/08 - 10:14 AM]
MTV Networks Music Group Promotes Tom Calderone to President of Vh1
Calderone formerly held the title of Executive Vice President and General Manager of VH1 since 2005.

[10/16/08 - 09:55 AM]
Tracy Morgan Hosts All-Star Laffapalooza! Featuring Mark Curry, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Corey Holcomb and Lavell Crawford on Saturday, NoV. 22, at the Comedy Festival
The event will be taped for television audiences, premiering on TBS Sunday, November 30 at 11:00/10:00c.

[10/16/08 - 08:31 AM]
Oxygen Hit Series "The Bad Girls Club" Returns for Season Three Premiere on Tuesday, December 2 at 10pm ET/PT
The show's format has been expanded from half-hour to one-hour this cycle, with thirteen new episodes to air through 2009.

[10/16/08 - 06:16 AM]
Spike TV Green Lights Original Series 'Surviving Disaster' and 'Deadliest Warrior' for 2009
Plus: "DEA" returns for a second season of nine episodes in 2009.

[10/16/08 - 05:31 AM]
Abc, Cbs, FOX & NBC Offer Incredible Lineup of Programming in Stunning Hd on the Itunes Store
The iTunes Store is the world's most popular online TV store with over 200 million TV episodes sold.

[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."







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[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
PBS Announces "Native America," New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018
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[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces "#MeToo, Now What?" (w.t.) New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018
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[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Announces Key Authors, Celebrities and Notable Figures in the Entertainment, Sports, News and Literary Worlds Lending Their Voices to "The Great American Read"
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[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Acquires US Broadcast and Digital Rights to Season Two of "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty"
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[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 09:06 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 08:36 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
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First, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook in an NBA Saturday Primetime Special on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.

[01/16/18 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelor," "Good Doctor" Top Charts for ABC
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[01/16/18 - 08:00 AM]
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