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[11/21/08 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 21
Updates include: Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard close deals to bring "Arrested" to the big screen; Horatio Sanz reports for "Motherhood" duty at ABC; and Jason London has "Possible Side Effects" for Showtime.

[11/21/08 - 01:56 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Basic Cable Television Premieres of "Cars" and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
"Cars" airs Wednesday, December 3 while "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" broadcasts Friday, December 12.

[11/21/08 - 01:20 PM]
Soapnet Announces "Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call" a New Six-Week Original Relationship Series Hosted by Greg Behrendt, Acclaimed Consultant of "Sex and the City" and Co-Author of the Best-Selling Book "He's Just Not Into You," Airing on Thursdays at 10 PM Beginning January 8
Behrendt will also host "a series of Valentine-themed interstitials throughout the event providing his no-nonsense approach to relationships."

[11/21/08 - 01:19 PM]
Soapnet Claims Valentine Season from January 4 Through February 14
The event will "incorporate romance-themed entertainment, including a new original series, stunts, interstitials and movies."

[11/21/08 - 12:26 PM]
NBC Banishes "Crusoe" to Saturdays
Taking over for "Crusoe" on Fridays will be "Lipstick Jungle" at 9:00/8:00c and the return of "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/21/08 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Tops Thursday for the 3rd Consecutive Week in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 20.

[11/21/08 - 12:02 PM]
ABC's "Private Practice" Moves to Thursdays, Beginning January 8, 2009; "Life on Mars" Moves to Wednesdays, Following "Lost," Starting January 28
The Alphabet confirms our report from yesterday.

[11/21/08 - 12:01 PM]
Hit Comedy Series "Scrubs" Premieres on ABC Tuesday, January 6
Plus: Beginning Monday, November 24, select episodes from the past seven seasons of "Scrubs" will be available online at www.abc.com.

[11/21/08 - 11:05 AM]
The Tyra Banks Show Comes to the Cw
The talk show will air on the netlet in double runs on weekday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting in September 2009.

[11/21/08 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Sweeps All Four Thursdays in November
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 20.

[11/21/08 - 09:12 AM]
Casting Crowns, Kristin Chenoweth, Julianne Hough, Darius Rucker and Straight No Chaser Slated to Ring in the Holidays in TNT's Annual Music Concert Christmas in Washington
Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw will once again host the special, airing Wednesday, December 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/21/08 - 09:04 AM]
MTV Makes It a Double as "A Shot at Love" Returns for a New Season with New SpiN...
"A Double Shot at Love," featuring bisexual twin sisters Rikki and Vikki, will premiere Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/21/08 - 08:54 AM]
'The Office' 'Producer's Cut' to Stream on NBC.com
Users can log onto NBC.com next week to stream the expanded November 20 episode, which includes scenes and extra footage not shown in the broadcast version.

[11/20/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 20
Updates include: ABC Family sets "10 Things" cast; Michael Landes sticks with 20th; and Discovery orders "The Detonators" from RDF USA.

[11/20/08 - 05:55 PM]
ABC Offers More Schedule Teases
On the eve of its midseason schedule announcement, ABC has revealed the 2009 homes for "According to Jim," "Scrubs" and "Private Practice."

[11/20/08 - 04:59 PM]
Mars Gets Four More Episodes, New Home
The freshman drama will take up residence after "Lost" on Wednesday nights starting January 28.

[11/20/08 - 01:55 PM]
Mckey Wins "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details this season's winner of "America's Next Top Model."

[11/20/08 - 01:54 PM]
Victoria's Secret Models -- Everywhere -- CBS Brings the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to Audiences on Multiple Platforms -- on Air, Online and Mobile
The annual special airs Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/20/08 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Caps Sophomore Trio at 13 Episodes
"Eli Stone," "Pushing Daisies" and "Dirty Sexy Money" all posted season lows among adults 18-49 this week.

[11/20/08 - 01:28 PM]
Investigation Discovery Goes Beyond the Precinct Doors with Elite Indianapolis Homicide Detectives in a New Docu-Series, the Shift
The six-part series launches Sunday, December 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/20/08 - 01:09 PM]
We'Re Not Done Yet! Emmy(R)-Nominated 'The Sarah Silverman Program' Airs Three New Episodes Through December 11, Thursdays at 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
"I Thought My Dad Was Dead, But It Turns Out He's Not" (November 20), "Kangamangus" (December 4) and "Vow Wow" (December 11) will round out the show's second season.

[11/20/08 - 12:19 PM]
The CW Extinguishes Mrc's Sunday Lineup
An assortment of repeats and theatricals will fill the night starting November 30.

[11/20/08 - 12:09 PM]
Top Model Finale Struts to Best Ratings in a Year and Grabs the Spotlight as Wednesday's #1 Show in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/20/08 - 10:43 AM]
Daisies Beats "Knight Rider" for the First Time in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/20/08 - 10:42 AM]
Drama High: The Making of a High School Musical Airs Monday, December 15 on the ABC Television Network
The two-hour special "depicts the minefields that students must navigate both on stage and off when trying out for a high school musical."

[11/20/08 - 10:27 AM]
Bravo Skyrockets Kathy Griffin from the "D-List" to the "A-List"
The one-year deal includes encore hosting duties for the second annual "A-List Awards," two comedy specials and, as previously announced, a fifth season pick-up for "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."

[11/20/08 - 10:11 AM]
CBS Sweeps Wednesday in All Key Measures
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/20/08 - 07:28 AM]
A&E Premieres New Drama Series 'The Beast' Starring Patrick Swayze & Travis Fimmel Thursday, January 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The series centers on an unorthodox but effective FBI veteran (Patrick Swayze) who takes on a rookie partner (Travis Fimmel) to train in his hard-edged and psychologically clever style of agenting.

[11/20/08 - 07:24 AM]
Christina Aguilera Added to the Lineup for "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
She'll join the previously announced performers Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift.

[11/20/08 - 06:30 AM]
Oxygen Reveals the Seven Newest Cast Members to the "Bad Girl's Club" on Myspace
Beginning Tuesday, November 25, Oxygen will reveal one girl per day through exclusive audition clips.

[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.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.