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[10/30/08 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 30
Updates include: Courteney Cox and Bill Lawrence move into "Cougar Town" at ABC; Emily Rose to topline USA's "Operating Instructions"; and Lennon Parham lands the female lead on FOX's "Boldly Going Nowhere."

[10/30/08 - 05:09 PM]
Hill Out, "Dad" in FOX's Animated Future
FOX has renewed "American Dad" for a fifth production cycle while "King of the Hill's" upcoming 13th edition will be its last.

[10/30/08 - 03:37 PM]
Bravo Picks Up "The Fashion Show"
The winner, as chosen by viewers, will have their designs sold by a retailer.

[10/30/08 - 03:35 PM]
Bravo Expands Its Arts and Culture Slate with New Development
The potential series include "Fashionality," "Celebrity Sew-Off," "Double Exposure," "Polo" and "The Dubai Project."

[10/30/08 - 02:59 PM]
CMT Presents a Reason to Stay Home for the Holidays with an Abundance of Holiday-Themed Programming
The network's upcoming highlights include "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza" and "The 12 Days of Redneck Christmas."

[10/30/08 - 02:29 PM]
Barack Obama Spurs "The Daily Show" to New Viewership Heights with 3.6 Million Viewers
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/08 - 02:09 PM]
Discovery Channel's 'Jfk: Inside the Target Car' Employs State of the Art Forensic Science That Yields Definitive Proof: The Fatal Shot Was Fired from the Texas School Book Depository
The one-hour special airs Sunday, November 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/30/08 - 01:52 PM]
What, You Were Expecting Alex Trebek? Tom Green Returns to TV in Go for the Green on Planet Green
"Go For the Green" premieres Saturday, November 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/08 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Grows for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49, Posting Its Top-Rated Wednesday in 4
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/08 - 10:41 AM]
Bravo Announces Infiniti as Exclusive Sponsor for Emmy Nominated "Inside the Actors Studio"
The series returns for its 15th season on Monday, November 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/08 - 07:01 AM]
John Mccain and Barack Obama on ESPN's Monday Night Football
Chris Berman will interview both major party presidential nominees during halftime of the game.

[10/30/08 - 06:43 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Greenlights Wcg Gamequest for Early 2009
The eight-episode elimination-style reality competition pits "12 contestants against each other in a series of video game challenges in order to find the 'Best All-Around Gamer' in the United States."

[10/30/08 - 06:01 AM]
The "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Hosted by Reba Mcentire, Will Be Broadcast Live from the Mgm Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5 on CBS
In addition, the Academy will tape a new special, ARTIST OF THE DECADE, honoring George Strait, at the same location on Monday, April 6 to air on the Network at a later date.

[10/30/08 - 12:38 AM]
Interview: "Ghost Hunters" Stars Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson

[10/30/08 - 12:01 AM]
Vote FOX This November! Ballot-Worthy Television Ticket IncludeS...
FOX details its November sweeps highlights, including an expanded "House" on November 25. Plus: "'Til Death" goes on hiatus.

[10/29/08 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 29
Updates include: E! renews "Denise Richards: It's Complicated"; John Schneider to visit ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money"; and Sharon Lawrence books an arc on The CW's "Privileged."

[10/29/08 - 03:32 PM]
David Tennant to Leave Doctor Who
The BBC has confirmed that Tennant will continue to play The Doctor in the four specials that will make up the 2009 series before a new Doctor takes over for Series 5.

[10/29/08 - 03:11 PM]
Greek Is ABC Family's No. 2 Original Series Run in the Network's History in Key 18-34, Women 18-49 and 12-34 Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 28.

[10/29/08 - 03:08 PM]
Generation Gap Ranks as Highest-Rated Cable Movie of Day and Week as October Originals Continue to Score on Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 25.

[10/29/08 - 02:11 PM]
ABC Sets Return Date for "Jim," End Date for "Boston"
The two ABC veterans will say hello and goodbye in December.

[10/29/08 - 12:37 PM]
NBC Splashes November with an Array of Programming That Includes the Premiere of 'Law & Order,' Holiday-Themed Series and Specials, Green Week, Rosie O'Donnell Special and an Abundance of Guest Stars
NBC details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[10/29/08 - 12:12 PM]
MTV's 'Total Finale Live' Takes a Look Back at Trl, the Ultimate Countdown Show on Sunday, November 16th from 8-10pm ET/PT
The special will feature performances by Beyonce, 50 Cent, Backstreet Boys and Fall Out Boy.

[10/29/08 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Turns in Its Highest Numbers in Viewers and Adults 18-49 on the Night Since Premiere Tuesday
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 28.

[10/29/08 - 12:06 PM]
Coldplay, Leona Lewis to Perform at "2008 American Music Awards"
David Archuleta, Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato and T-Pain have also been added as presenters.

[10/29/08 - 11:24 AM]
CBS Wins Sixth Consecutive Tuesday in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 28.

[10/29/08 - 10:51 AM]
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and 'The Colbert Report' Present 'Indecision 2008: America's Choice' a Live Prime-Time Election Night Special on Tuesday, November 4
The one-hour special will air live from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PT).

[10/29/08 - 09:52 AM]
USA Pushes "Criminal Intent" to 2009
Previously set to return on Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c, season eight will now roll out early next year.

[10/29/08 - 07:00 AM]
A&E Network Premieres New Original Real-Life Series Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force
The series, which follows the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, premieres Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/29/08 - 05:48 AM]
VH1 Classic Forges New Original Series 'That Metal Show' for Its Fall Line-Up Beginning on Saturday, November 15 at 11:00pm*
Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson host the series, which is described as "The View" meets "Headbangers' Ball."

[10/29/08 - 12:04 AM]
America's Most Wanted Visits the Dark Side of the City of Angels
Saturday's episode will feature the latest developments in the case of "The Grim Sleeper" in Los Angeles.

[10/28/08 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 28
Updates include: The CW looks to revive "Melrose Place"; Luke Greenfield books a pair of projects; and E! orders "Party Monsters: Cabo."

[10/28/08 - 04:08 PM]
Cake Distribution Propels Fresh TV's "Total Drama" Franchise to New Heights with Total Drama Action Sale to Cartoon Network U.S.
TOTAL DRAMA ACTION picks up where TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND left off and takes 15 of the original contestants to a new location - a deserted film studio lot.

[10/28/08 - 03:06 PM]
TruTV Gives Viewers Exclusive Access to the World's Ultimate Party in Vegas with New Series Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel
The new series, from Brad Lachman Productions, premieres Tuesday, November 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/28/08 - 03:04 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - November 2008
On tap next month: UFC 91 COUNTDOWN: COUTURE VS. LESNER on Monday, November 10.

[10/28/08 - 03:04 PM]
Gossip Girl Builds Week-To-Week as the CW Again Finishes as Monday's #1 Network with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 27.

[10/28/08 - 02:58 PM]
Cartoon Network Scares Up Best October Kids 6-11 Prime Ratings, Delivery Since 2004; Best Kids 2-11 Prime Ratings, Delivery Since 2005
Cartoon Network further spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 02:57 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for October 2008
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 02:57 PM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 6th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 27.

[10/28/08 - 02:55 PM]
ABC.com Offers Halloween Costume Tips to Dress Up Like Characters from Your Favorite ABC Series
The top five video costumes include looks from "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," Life on Mars," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty."

[10/28/08 - 02:54 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and Verizon Fios TV Expand ABC's Video-On-Demand Offering
FiOS TV customers can watch episodes of popular ABC series just one day after their broadcast premieres.

[10/28/08 - 02:53 PM]
A&E Achieves Best October and on Pace for Best Year in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 01:42 PM]
The People's Choice Awards Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary as the Premier Award Show for Fans to Voice Their Choice
Starting November 10, fans can visit pcaVOTE.com to cast their votes, with the winners announced Wednesday, January 7 on CBS.

[10/28/08 - 01:26 PM]
Universal Media Studios Signs First-Look Deal with Producer-Actress Jennifer Lopez and Her Nuyorican Productions Shingle
"Jennifer Lopez is a multi-faceted superstar and we are thrilled to be in business with her," said Ben Silverman.

[10/28/08 - 01:07 PM]
Evolutionary History of Our Last Biological FrontieR... the Brain
The two-hour special, premiering Monday, November 10 at 9:00/8:00c, "takes viewers on a journey into the mind of man."

[10/28/08 - 01:01 PM]
A Window Into the World of Covert Private Military OperationS... Shadow Force
The eight-episode series, from Cabana 9, Global Films and Reveille, premieres on Friday, November 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/28/08 - 12:59 PM]
CBS Streaks to Its Fourth Consecutive Weekly Victory
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 20-26.

[10/28/08 - 12:50 PM]
Sci FI.com Invites Fans of Sci Fi Channel's Hit Original Reality Series 'Ghost Hunters' to "Join the Hunt" with New Social Network
Plus: SciFi.com will offer "an exclusive, multi-camera online video feed and thermal imaging camera views" of this Friday's "Ghost Hunters Live" event.

[10/28/08 - 12:49 PM]
October Is ABC Family's Most-Watched October Ever in Prime in Total Viewers and Across All Key Adult and Viewer 12-34 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 12:48 PM]
October Qualifies as Soapnet's Most-Watched Month in 20 Months in Total Viewers & Third-Most-Watched Month in Net's History
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 11:30 AM]
Bio Channel Premieres New Original Talk Show 'Shatner's Raw Nerve' Hosted by William Shatner
Upcoming guests on the series, due on December 2, include Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Jimmy Kimmel, Howie Mandel, Judge Judy, Valerie Bertinelli, Kelsey Grammer, Jenna Jameson, Leonard Nimoy and Jon Voight.







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[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
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The premiere season will focus on scientist Albert Einstein and will be based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," adapted by writer Noah Pink.

[04/28/16 - 12:35 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Motive" Move to Sundays on USA
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[04/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Freeform Premiere of the Documentary "Twinsters" Airs May 7 at 8:30 P.M. EDT
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[04/28/16 - 12:20 PM]
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Season six will air on Monday nights beginning May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:45 AM]
Don't Mess with Mommy This May on LMN with Host Wendy Williams Movie Premieres All Weekend for Mother's Day
Then from May 15 through May 22, LMN Premiere Movie Week will feature more new movies every night of the week at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:14 AM]
"Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet on May 26 with All-New Programming You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into
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[04/28/16 - 11:00 AM]
"LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" Premieres Monday, June 20 on Disney XD
Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space.

[04/28/16 - 10:35 AM]
Country Powerhouses Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam to Kick Off the "2016 American Country Countdown Awards" with McBride's Timeless Female Anthem "This One's for the Girls"
"I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," said Martina.

[04/28/16 - 10:13 AM]
MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on an All-New Night Monday, June 13 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Building on "AYTO's" successful formula, season four will feature a game-changing twist that for the first time will truly test the theory, "If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?"

[04/28/16 - 10:04 AM]
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TV Live, MTV's 24-hour high-definition music channel, was rebranded from Palladia in February.

[04/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Travel Channel Hits Highest-Rated April in Three Years Among P25-54
Travel Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/16 - 09:37 AM]
New Series "Mygrations" Premieres Monday, May 23, at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel
Each spring, in a desperate bid for survival, 1.3 million wildebeests race hundreds of miles north from the dry southern Serengeti plains to the lush grasses of the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

[04/28/16 - 09:36 AM]
"Match Game" Returns to Primetime With Host Alec Baldwin on ABC
The 10-episode series will air 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT as part of ABC's Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside "Celebrity Family Feud," with Steve Harvey, and "The 100,000 Pyramid," with Michael Strahan, beginning on Sunday, June 26.

[04/28/16 - 09:34 AM]
NBC's Hit Series "Little Big Shots" Closes Out Its First Season with Two Final Episodes May 1 & 8; Casting for Season 2 Has Begun
Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey executive produce the popular, family-friendly series, with Harvey also serving as host.

[04/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
Andy Richter Hosts the Ultimate "Celebrity Food Fight" When Stars Compete in Comedic Culinary Games
Look for double episodes premiering on Sunday, May 29 at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c on Food Network.