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[10/20/08 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 20
Updates include: Hope Davis and John Mahoney to receive "Treatment" at HBO; The CW asks for two additional scripts of "Privileged"; and even more casting news.

[10/20/08 - 03:26 PM]
The Cw, Mrc Alter Sunday Lineup
The network's early fringe schedule on Sunday will now feature repeats of "Valentine" in favor of fellow newcomer "In Harm's Way."

[10/20/08 - 02:40 PM]
Family Court with Judge Penny on a Roll with New Clearances and Upgrades
Minneapolis (KSTC/IND), Miami (WBFS/MNT), Nashville (WNAB/CW), Salt Lake City (KCSG/MNT), San Antonio (KCWX/CW) and Louisville (WBKI/CW) have all added the freshman court series.

[10/20/08 - 02:38 PM]
AMC Rebrands Annual Horror Film Festival Monsterfest to AMC Fearfest
Plus: AMC has signed popular musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie to host the eight day marathon of films.

[10/20/08 - 02:17 PM]
Britney Spears' New Single "Womanizer" Captures True Essence of Chuck Bass in New "Gossip Girl" Promo for the CW
The promo spot will begin its four week run on-air on The CW beginning Monday, October 20, as well as online at www.CWTV.com.

[10/20/08 - 02:16 PM]
Bravo Makes a Date with 'Swingtown,' Will Also Air Marathons of 'The West Wing'
All 13 episodes of "Swingtown" will air on Friday, October 24 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET/PT.

[10/20/08 - 02:14 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49 and Across All Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/08 - 02:12 PM]
In the Live + 7 Day Stats, ABC's Week 2 Results Grow from First-Reported Numbers by 5% in Viewers, by 7% in Adults 18-49 and by 10% in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the Live + 7 Day ratings for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/08 - 02:11 PM]
Kanye West, Alicia Keys, the Fray Confirmed to Perform at "2008 American Music Awards," November 23 on Abc
Previously named performers for the AMAs are Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, the Pussycat Dolls, New Kids on the Block, Jonas Brothers and P!nk.

[10/20/08 - 01:32 PM]
Carlos Mencia*: *performance Enhanced (Extended & Uncensored) DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, October 28
Bonus materials include Mencia's appearance on MTV's "Cribs" and an additional "Dean Carlos" segment from "Mind of Mencia."

[10/20/08 - 01:31 PM]
CBS Interactive Launches Social Viewing Rooms
The Social Viewing Room "lets TV fans watch the most popular CBS Network TV shows online at the same time as their friends, and interact as if they were all sitting together in the same room."

[10/20/08 - 01:28 PM]
BBC Broadcasts Around the World on U.S. Election Night
The night will be anchored by David Dimbleby and Matt Frei with Ted Koppel offering "big picture perspective and global analysis."

[10/20/08 - 01:27 PM]
ABC Family Presents a DR. Dolittle Marathon Leading Up to the Television Premiere of "DR. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief," on November 9th
In the fourth film of the series, "Maya Dolittle, daughter of the famed Dr. Dolittle is put to the ultimate test when she has to learn how to channel her father's gift of communicating with animals."

[10/20/08 - 11:24 AM]
CBS Wins Sunday in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/08 - 10:31 AM]
Ion Media Networks Launches High Definition
ION Television will be available in HD starting in the first quarter of 2009.

[10/20/08 - 09:38 AM]
NBC Universal Cable Continues to Show Strong Growth
NBC Universal spins Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sci Fi and USA's numbers for September 24 through October 14.

[10/20/08 - 09:36 AM]
Sci Fi's Dvice Gets Political
The site "helps voters by assessing voting machines across the U.S., ranking each state's voting technology by its vulnerability to tampering."

[10/17/08 - 09:44 PM]
FOX Gives "Sarah Connor" Full Season
The series entered its sophomore run this fall with a 13-episode order.

[10/17/08 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 17
Updates include: Brian Cox books a pair of roles at NBC; Iain Morris and Damon Beesley to import their U.K. series "The Inbetweeners" at ABC; and the usual mix of casting news.

[10/17/08 - 03:25 PM]
BET Networks Secures Advertising and Promotional Partnerships with Nike, Myspace Music, Comcast, Toyota, Alltel Wireless and FOX Searchlight in Support of the 'BET Hip Hop Awards '08'
Among the promotions: BET Networks has partnered with Nike on a first-of-its-kind, limited edition Nike and BET Air Force 1 sneaker.

[10/17/08 - 02:59 PM]
Catherine Bell and Chris Potter to Star in Sequel to "The Good Witch," Hallmark Channel's Second-Highest-Rated Original Movie Ever
The film will begin production in late October in Toronto, Canada for air on the network in 2009.

[10/17/08 - 02:58 PM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights "Taking a Chance on Love," Sequel to 2007 Original Holiday Movie, "The Note"
Genie Francis and Ted McGinley will reprise their roles in the sequel, due to air in January.

[10/17/08 - 01:21 PM]
ABC Earns Second on Thursday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 16.

[10/17/08 - 01:15 PM]
Additional Performers Announced for "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
Previously announced performers include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

[10/17/08 - 12:49 PM]
The Eagles Will Perform on "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
The Eagles are nominated for CMA Vocal Group of the Year.

[10/17/08 - 09:51 AM]
CBS Wins Second Straight Thursday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 16.

[10/17/08 - 01:33 AM]
Interview: "Crusoe" Co-Stars Philip Winchester & Sam Neill

[10/17/08 - 12:02 AM]
24: Redemption - Captured in Africa, a Collection of Photographs by Makers of Emmy Award-Winning FOX Drama "24" to Debut at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
Plus: the "24: Redemption" DVD, due on November 25, will include over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage not shown in the television broadcast.

[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."







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[02/13/16 - 08:44 AM]
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[02/13/16 - 08:40 AM]
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[02/13/16 - 08:29 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since Nov. 6
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[02/12/16 - 05:55 PM]
The Academy Announces Third Slate of Presenters for the 88th Oscars(R)
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[02/12/16 - 02:05 PM]
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[02/12/16 - 02:01 PM]
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[02/12/16 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery Family Channel Celebrates Valentine's Day with a Weekend Filled with Shows Dedicated to Love and Friendship
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[02/12/16 - 01:18 PM]
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[02/12/16 - 01:02 PM]
LEGO Star Wars Animated Short Featuring "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Characters to Debut Monday, February 15 on Disney XD
"Poe to the Rescue" is the first episode in "LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises," a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order's attack on Jakku.

[02/12/16 - 11:04 AM]
Video: "Confirmation" - Long Lead Tease (HBO Films)
The Kerry Washington-led film premieres Saturday, April 16 on the pay channel.

[02/12/16 - 10:22 AM]
Video: "Veep" Season 5 - Clip Tease (HBO)
The series returns for its 10-episode fifth season on Sunday, April 24.

[02/12/16 - 10:15 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Original Sci-Fi Thriller "Prototype" to Pilot
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[02/12/16 - 09:39 AM]
Video: AMC Releases a First-Look Trailer for the Upcoming Mini-Series Event "The Night Manager" Premiering on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT
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[02/12/16 - 09:04 AM]
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[02/12/16 - 09:03 AM]
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Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino star in the project, premiering Sunday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c.