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[10/22/08 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 22
Updates include: newcomer Ben Koldyke to topline FOX's "Boldly Going Nowhere"; while John Glover is set to visit ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

[10/22/08 - 02:49 PM]
Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" Marked Its Highest Rated Season Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/08 - 02:48 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Hits Series Highs for Second Consecutive Week
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/08 - 01:49 PM]
BET Networks and the Weinstein Company Agree to Multi-Picture, First Window Film Package
The package includes the films "The Great Debaters," "The Longshots," "Soul Men" and "Hurricane Season."

[10/22/08 - 12:35 PM]
TV Land Begins Production on Second Season of Hit Reality Series "She's Got the Look" in New York City
This season's winner will now receive a check for $100,000 and a photo spread in SELF Magazine.

[10/22/08 - 12:26 PM]
Mccain & Obama Help Open World Series on Fox
Each candidate recorded inspirational quotes from American icons that will be woven into the opening segment of each World Series broadcast.

[10/22/08 - 12:24 PM]
ABC Scores Its Best Numbers in Viewers and Adults 18-49 on the Night Since Premiere Tuesday
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/08 - 11:14 AM]
Saturn Teams Up with CBS Interactive to Create New Original Web Series "Novel Adventures," Premiering Monday, NoV. 3
Daphne Zuniga, Paola Turbay, Ashley Williams and Jolie Jenkins also star in the project, which comes from "The Cleaner" creator Jonathan Prince.

[10/22/08 - 11:13 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday for the Fifth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/08 - 11:12 AM]
Grammy(R) Award-Winning Superstar Usher Will Be the Sole Musical Guest on "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," Wednesday, DeC. 3 on Cbs
Supermodel Heidi Klum, along with top models Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller and Miranda Kerr, are also set to appear.

[10/22/08 - 09:08 AM]
Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift Are Set to Perform on "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
The special marks the first time nominations for the annual Grammy Awards will be announced live on primetime television.

[10/22/08 - 07:22 AM]
Newly Crowned Emmy(R) Winner Alec Baldwin Coming to Tcm as Co-Host of the Essentials Weekly Movie Showcase
Beginning in March, Baldwin will join TCM host Robert Osborne in introducing "must see" movies each week on the network.

[10/22/08 - 07:12 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Rosie O'Donnell to Star in and Executive Produce the Lifetime Original Movie, 'America'
Ruby Dee also stars in the film, which is based on E.R. Frank's book of the same name.

[10/21/08 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 21
Updates include: Jessalyn Gilsig joins FOX's "Glee"; voice cast set for FOX's "Good Vibes"; and CBS orders two more scripts of "Worst Week."

[10/21/08 - 04:49 PM]
ABC in "Practice" for Full Season
The "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off is a go for 22 episodes this season.

[10/21/08 - 01:36 PM]
You Thought Was Modern May in Fact Be AncienT... Ancient Discoveries
Season three of the series premieres Thursday, October 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/21/08 - 01:35 PM]
Viewers Stay Home for "Ladies of the House" - Hallmark Channel's Latest Original Movie Scores as Highest-Ever October Premiere
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 18.

[10/21/08 - 01:34 PM]
One Tree Hill Hits All-Time Series Highs in Adults 18-34; Soars to Second Best in Show's History with Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/08 - 01:33 PM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 5th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/08 - 12:32 PM]
60 Minutes Makes Top 10 for the Second Time in Three Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/21/08 - 12:31 PM]
Paul Ryan and Nancy Kramer Are Named Senior Producers of "48 Hours Mystery"
Ryan and Kramer will "facilitate the development of unique programming under the '48 Hours' umbrella and will continue to produce weekly '48 Hours Mystery' broadcasts."

[10/21/08 - 12:30 PM]
Grammy Award-Winning Rock Band Linkin Park Teams Up with "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation"
Linkin Park's new hit single, "Leave Out All The Rest," will be prominently featured in the show's November 6 episode.

[10/21/08 - 12:02 PM]
Disney Channel Earns Its 185th Straight Win in Kids 6-11 and 181st Consecutive Victory in Tweens 9-14 as the Week's No. 1 Cable Network in Prime
The Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 11:59 AM]
ABC Earns Second Place in Viewers and Adults 18-49, While Ranking No. 1 for the 4th Week in a Row with Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 11:55 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of OcT. 13-19
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 11:38 AM]
USA Network Greenlights and Lifts Cast Contingency for 'White Collar'
Tim DeKay will star opposite Matthew Bomer in the pilot, which Bronwen Hughes is directing from a script by Jeff Eastin.

[10/21/08 - 10:45 AM]
CBS's Monday Demo Winning Streak Hits 5 Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/08 - 10:42 AM]
CBS Makes It Three in a Row
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 10:29 AM]
NBC to Pick Up Nine Additional Episodes of "Knight Rider" to Complete Full-Season Order for 2008-09
"Gary Scott Thompson and the great cast and crew of 'Knight Rider' continue to deliver fun, action packed adventures every week," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[10/21/08 - 09:53 AM]
Election Night Programming on the Cw
Both "90210" and "Privileged" will deliver shortened episodes on the night, giving stations time to air two local election updates per hour.

[10/21/08 - 09:35 AM]
Dexter's Body Count Rises by 24
Showtime has ordered two more seasons of the series, consisting of 12 episodes each.

[10/21/08 - 08:47 AM]
CMT Presents "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza" Premiering November 21
The 90-minute special features appearances by Toby Keith, Terry Bradshaw, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Lewis Black, Blake Shelton, Tony Orlando, Fred Willard, Joey Fatone, Ross Mathews, Terry Fator, Charlie Callas, Victoria Jackson, Jennifer Aspen, Nadine Valazquez and Angela Little MacKenzie.

[10/21/08 - 12:28 AM]
Interview: "Frank TV" Star Frank Caliendo

[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."







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[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
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