[wednesday, november 19, 2008]    
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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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[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
New "Rocky Horror Show" Premieres Midnight Saturday, October 18 on BBC America
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," said Richard O'Brien, creator and narrator.