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[11/19/08 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 19
Updates include: MTV may revive "Beauty and the Geek"; Sean "Diddy" Combs to visit "CSI: Miami"; and Patricia Heaton is going for "The Middle" at ABC.

[11/19/08 - 03:13 PM]
Hallmark Channel Wraps Production on "The View from Here"; Original Movie Set to Air in 2009
The original film, also due in late 2009, stars Angie Dickinson and Laura Leighton.

[11/19/08 - 03:12 PM]
Hallmark Channel Wraps Production on "The Wilderness Family"; Original Movie Set to Air in 2009
Peter Strauss and Jonathan Silverman star in the original movie, due in late 2009.

[11/19/08 - 03:11 PM]
The Finale of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Posts Highest Rated Telecast in "Real Housewives" Franchise History
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 18.

[11/19/08 - 01:52 PM]
TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 Say "I Do" to Record Ratings
TLC spins the numbers for Monday, November 17.

[11/19/08 - 01:51 PM]
Real Life Experiences + People = True Life Pursuing Goals + Dreamers = Made Together MTV's "Made" and "True Life" Premieres Riveting New Episodes on December 6, 2008 at 1pm ET/PT
The new "Made" installments include "Home Coming Queen," "Rock Star" and "Hip Hop Dancer."

[11/19/08 - 01:49 PM]
AbcfamilY.com Celebrates "25 Days of Christmas" with Santa, Snow Globes and a Sweepstakes
Online visitors can enter the electronic drawing every day between December 1-25 to win daily prizes, including a chance at the grand prize of $25,000 dollars.

[11/19/08 - 10:55 AM]
ABC Posts Week-To-Week Gains in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 18.

[11/19/08 - 10:54 AM]
Natasha Bedingfield to Perform at "2008 American Music Awards," November 23 on Abc
Plus: Aretha Franklin will present the first trophy of the evening while Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith will award "Artist of the Year."

[11/19/08 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Continues Tuesday Winning Streak
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 18.

[11/19/08 - 09:00 AM]
NBC.com Has Launched the Next Chapter of 'Heroes: Evolutions'
Called "Friend or Foe," the new feature allows users to explore on-air plot lines and engage with characters and other players.

[11/19/08 - 08:09 AM]
TLC Traces Families in the Child Beauty Pageant Circuit with All New Docu-Series "Toddlers and Tiaras"
The new series, due in late January, goes behind-the-scenes of the child beauty pageant world.

[11/19/08 - 07:05 AM]
Academy Award(R) Nominee Joan Cusack* and Mae Whitman to Star in Lifetime Original Movie Acceptance
The film, about the pressures of the modern day college admissions process, will air this summer.

[11/18/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 18
Updates include: Dan Fogler to play Sam Kinison in an HBO biopic; NBC is "Making Friends With Black People"; and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg book a comedy at Showtime.

[11/18/08 - 03:04 PM]
Hallmark Channel Begins Production on "Kingdom Come," Original Movie Starring Dean Cain to Air in 2009
James Tupper and Allison Hossack also star in the project, a western-themed original movie.

[11/18/08 - 03:03 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Accidental Friendship" Soars to Rank Among Highest-Rated Cable Movies of the Day and Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 15.

[11/18/08 - 01:47 PM]
52 WomeN. One Miss AmericA. the Competition Begins When TLC Premieres "Countdown to the Crown" on January 2, 2009
Tyler Harcott hosts the four-part series, which gives viewers at home a hand in voting four contestants into the pageant.

[11/18/08 - 01:46 PM]
Whale Wars Catapults Animal Planet to Top Ten Ranking
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, November 14.

[11/18/08 - 01:44 PM]
Tom Cavanagh and Ashley Williams Reprise Their Roles in the Original Movie "Snow 2 Brain Freeze," Premiering Sunday, December 14, During ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas"
Patrick Fabian, Alexander Conti, Hal Williams, Viv Leacock, Janelle Cooper and Jonathan Holmes also star.

[11/18/08 - 01:16 PM]
History(Tm) Presents the Two-Hour SpeciaL... Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler
The special, which tells the story of Claus von Stauffenberg, airs Monday, November 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/18/08 - 01:14 PM]
History(Tm) Examines Dawn of the Space AgE... Sputnik Mania
The special, from veteran filmmaker David Hoffman, airs Saturday, November 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/18/08 - 12:17 PM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 8th Time in 9 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 17.

[11/18/08 - 12:08 PM]
Relive the Glitz and Glamour When CMT Retelcasts the "42nd Annual Cma Awards" on Saturday, November 29
The special originally aired Wednesday, November 12 on ABC.

[11/18/08 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Draws Its Biggest Audience Since Season-Premiere Week and Is Up Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 10-16.

[11/18/08 - 10:58 AM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Is the #1 Program of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Other Measures, Pacing NBC's Week of NoV. 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 10-16.

[11/18/08 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 10-16.

[11/18/08 - 10:13 AM]
Motherly Love! "How I Met Your Mother" Posts Season Highs in Viewers and Key Young Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, November 17.

[11/18/08 - 09:12 AM]
'30 Rock' Star Alec Baldwin Joins Rosie O'Donnell for Her Upcoming NBC Variety Special 'Rosie Live'
Baldwin joins previously announced guest stars Liza Minnelli, Ne-Yo, Alanis Morissette, Kathy Griffin and fellow "30 Rock" star Jane Krakowski.

[11/18/08 - 08:18 AM]
ESPN and Bcs Reach Four-Year Agreement
The pact includes the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar Bowls each season and the BCS National Championship Game in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

[11/17/08 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 17
Updates include: Brian Dennehy moves to TNT's "Bunker Hill"; "Criminal Minds" and "NUMB3RS" head to weekend syndication in 2010; and more join CBS's "The Karenskys."

[11/17/08 - 03:17 PM]
MyNetworkTV Adds "Masters of Illusion," "Vice Squad" in January
The pair will air Mondays at 9:00/8:00c and Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c, respectively, starting the week of January 5.

[11/17/08 - 01:42 PM]
Kings of Stoner Comedy Take the Hot Seat for Cheech & Chong Roasted
Brad Garrett hosts the special, which also features Tom Arnold, Geraldo Rivera, Penn & Teller, Wilmer Valderrama, Greg Giraldo, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Ralphie May, Shelby Chong, Steve Carell and Andy Dick.

[11/17/08 - 01:40 PM]
Sundance Channel Hits Streets of Newark in New Series ''Brick City''
The multi-part documentary, due in the third quarter of 2009, "takes an in-depth look at the intense challenges facing the city of Newark, New Jersey."

[11/17/08 - 01:38 PM]
Oxygen Media Announces First Ever E-Commerce Initiative Launches ShoP.oxygeN.com" with Exclusive "Bad Girls Club" Merchandise
Two lines of merchandise will be available for purchase, some general Oxygen merchandise with "oxygenated" phrases like "Over It" and "Obsessed" joining other articles of clothing specific to the series, "Bad Girls Club."

[11/17/08 - 01:37 PM]
G4 Investigates: Tech Fight Clubs Exposes Silicon Valley's Secret Underground Fight Clubs
The special airs Saturday, December 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/17/08 - 11:32 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie 'The Two MR. Kissels' Soars with 4.2 Million Viewers and a 3.3 Household Rating During Saturday, November 15 Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, November 15.

[11/17/08 - 11:09 AM]
Legendary Performer Liza Minnelli Joins Rosie O'Donnell for Her Upcoming NBC Variety Special 'Rosie Live' with O'Donnell and Minnelli Performing Together in a Spectacular Song and Dance Number
Minnelli joins previously announced guest stars including recording artist's Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette, Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski.

[11/17/08 - 10:58 AM]
60 Minutes, Featuring the First Interview with President-Elect Barack Obama," Delivers It Largest Audience Since at Least 1999
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 16.

[11/17/08 - 10:57 AM]
Sunday Night Football on NBC Featuring Cowboys-Redskins Up 25% Over Last Year's Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 16.

[11/17/08 - 10:57 AM]
Csi: Ny Celebrates 100 Episodes with a List of 100 Classic New York One-Liners from the Past Five Seasons
The landmark episode airs Wednesday, November 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/17/08 - 10:55 AM]
Despite Increased Sunday Competition from NBC with a Big "Sunday Night Football" Game and CBS' Huge NFL Overrun, ABC Is Up Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 16.

[11/17/08 - 10:54 AM]
Michael Giacchino to Conduct Orchestra at the "81st Annual Academy Awards,(R)" Airing Sunday, February 22, 2009, on the ABC Television Network
In 2005 Giacchino won an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for ABC's hit drama "Lost."

[11/17/08 - 10:53 AM]
Superstar Miley Cyrus Performs on the Season Finale of "Dancing with the Stars"
She'll perform her second single, "Fly on the Wall," from her #1 album, "Breakout."

[11/17/08 - 10:51 AM]
Premiere of "2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live!" to Air Before "American Music Awards" November 23 on Abc
Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison will host the special with Nicole Scherzinger, Christian Siriano and Corbin Bleu serving as special correspondents.

[11/17/08 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Premieres New Lost Music Video Debuting the Fray's New Single, "You Found Me"
The video, which features exclusive scenes from the upcoming fifth season of "Lost," will premiere during "Grey's Anatomy" on November 20.

[11/17/08 - 10:47 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's Casting Department Announces a New Initiative as Part of Its 22nd Actors Showcase Supporting and Creating Opportunities for Diverse Talent
Past participants include Jorge Garcia from "Lost," Carrie Ann Inaba from "Dancing with the Stars" and Monique Gabriela Curnen from "The Unusuals."

[11/17/08 - 09:51 AM]
Mark Burnett Productions and Maloof Television Team for Reality Show to Recrown Sacramento Kings
"Rebuilding the Kingdom" will focus on the NBA franchise as it undergoes a complete reformation.

[11/17/08 - 08:31 AM]
Multi-Grammy(R) Award Winner Mariah Carey Is Set to Perform and Ll Cool J and Taylor Swift Are Set to Co-Host on "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
As previously announced, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift are also set to perform.

[11/17/08 - 08:31 AM]
New Year, New Series: Food Network Primetime Heats Up!
The offerings include "Chopped" and "Will Work for Food" plus the return of "Ultimate Recipe Showdown."

[11/17/08 - 06:27 AM]
'Tis the Season for a Bounty of Holiday-Themed Series and Specials on NBC
A bevy of series will celebrate the most festive time of the year including "The Office," "ER," "My Name is Earl," "30 Rock," "Kath & Kim," "The Biggest Loser: Families" and "Deal or No Deal."







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.