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[11/26/08 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 26
Updates include: David Hornsby the latest to go "Nowhere" for FOX; Jason Butler Harner feels "Effects" for Showtime; and Gabrielle Union to reteam with Frank Spotnitz for NBC.

[11/26/08 - 02:08 PM]
Tyler Perry Studios and Writers Guild Announce Agreement
The contract with the WGA was the last union agreement outstanding for Tyler Perry Studios, which had previously brokered deals with the Teamsters, IATSE, SAG, DGA, and others.

[11/26/08 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Wins Tuesday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 with Its Best Numbers on the Night in 1 Year and Draws Its Largest Audience on Any Night This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 25.

[11/25/08 - 06:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 25
Updates include: Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Films lands two projects at The CW; and CBS asks for "30 Things a Man Should Never Do Past 30."

[11/25/08 - 03:19 PM]
Interview: "Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show" Host Ellen Degeneres

[11/25/08 - 03:17 PM]
Interview: 'Rosie Live" Host Rosie O'Donnell

[11/25/08 - 02:05 PM]
Hallmark Channel Celebrates an Early Thanksgiving
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22.

[11/25/08 - 02:03 PM]
Jingle All the Way, Day After Day (After Day, After Day) with a Ho-Ho-Hallmark Channel Christmas! Four Full Days of Holiday Films, December 24-27
In addition, the network presents the premiere of "A Kiss at Midnight," starring Faith Ford, Dyan Cannon and Hal Linden, on Saturday, December 27.

[11/25/08 - 02:02 PM]
Television's Most Watched Video Game Series "X-Play" Presents Four Year-End One-Hour Specials Starting December 2 on G4
The special episodes include "X-Play Holiday Buyers Guide," "X-Play Best of 2008 Awards" Show, "X-Play 2008: The Year in Video Games" and "X-Play 2009 Preview Special."

[11/25/08 - 02:01 PM]
Discovery Channel's Unwrapping the Shroud: New Evidence (Wt) Re-Opens One of Christianity's Greatest Mysteries, December 14 at 10pm ET/PT
The special event "features the story of Ray Rogers, a respected chemist from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and member of the original team of scientists who examined the Shroud."

[11/25/08 - 02:00 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 for the 4th Straight November in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/25/08 - 01:56 PM]
Miley Cyrus Joins All-Star Line Up of Performers for NBC's 11th Annual 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' December 3 (8-9 P.M. Et)
Plus: Stephen Colbert, The Radio City Rockettes, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have also been added to the line up for this year's lighting.

[11/25/08 - 01:07 PM]
NBC Announces Schedule for January 2009 with Premieres of New Series, Original Movie Event, Return of Series Favorites
"Superstars of Dance" (January 4), "Howie Do It" (January 9), "The Biggest Loser: Couples" (January 6) and "Friday Night Lights" (January 16) will open the new year.

[11/25/08 - 12:37 PM]
Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Renews "Tmz" on the FOX Television Stations
WNYW-TV (New York), KTTV-TV (Los Angeles) and WFLD-TV (Chicago) are among the stations clearing the series through the 2010-2011 season.

[11/25/08 - 10:48 AM]
ABC Wins Among Adults 18-49, Ranking No. 1 for the 2nd Time in 3 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/08 - 10:47 AM]
President-Elect Obama and Michelle Obama to Speak with Barbara Walters
The one-hour special will air Wednesday, November 26 at 10:00/9:00c in place of "Dirty Sexy Money."

[11/25/08 - 10:44 AM]
CBS Posts Its 8th Straight Weekly Win
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/08 - 10:43 AM]
CBS Wins Its Third Consecutive Monday in November in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/25/08 - 10:05 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of NoV. 17-23
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/08 - 09:10 AM]
Spike and Electronic Arts Team Up to Celebrate Iconic Designer Will Wright with 'The Wright Stuff Spore Ugc' Contest
The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the "2008 Spike Video Game Awards" on Sunday, December 14.

[11/24/08 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 24
Updates include: Josh Cooke heads to NBC's "Lost & Found"; Jessica St. Clair signs up for ABC's "Motherhood"; and Tony Robbins lands at NBC.

[11/24/08 - 02:32 PM]
A&E Goes Into Production on "Steven Seagal: Lawman"
For almost 20 years, Seagal has been working as a fully-commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana.

[11/24/08 - 02:31 PM]
Talkshow with Spike Feresten Expands to Special One-Hour Episodes Beginning Saturday, January 17, on Fox
MADtv will air Saturdays (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) for these six weeks.

[11/24/08 - 02:30 PM]
The CW Network Announces New Sunday Lineup to Premiere November 30
Among the theatrical presentations: "The Cutting Edge," "Revenge of the Pink Panther," "Trail of the Pink Panther" and "Spaceballs."

[11/24/08 - 01:59 PM]
Science Channel and Overbrook Entertainment Announce New Production Deal
"Young Scientist Challenge," a new two-hour television event, will debut Sunday, January 18.

[11/24/08 - 01:57 PM]
ABC Family Hosts a Magical Weekend Full of "Harry Potter" Films, December 5-7
Plus: In the world television premiere of the special extended edition of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," viewers will also see deleted scenes not included in the original film version.

[11/24/08 - 12:21 PM]
Watch What Happens After the Chefs "Pack Their Knives and Go" on BravotV.com's "After the Knife"
Starting Wednesday, November 26, viewers will be able to follow the eliminated chefs into "Top Chef's" sequester house.

[11/24/08 - 11:22 AM]
CBS Wins November Sweep in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/24/08 - 10:39 AM]
ABC's "2008 American Music Awards" Rank No. 1 in Viewers and Among Key Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/24/08 - 10:37 AM]
Winners Announced for "2008 American Music Awards"
The biggest winners of the night were Chris Brown who won three awards and Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Kanye West, each taking home two AMA trophies.

[11/24/08 - 09:11 AM]
BBC America Brings You the American Future: A History by Simon Schama
The four-part special airs Monday, January 19 through Tuesday, January 20.

[11/24/08 - 06:31 AM]
TBS' 10 Items Or Less Celebrity Bagging Competition Declares Winner
A new season of "10 Items or Less" premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 11 PM ET/PT on TBS.

[11/24/08 - 12:49 AM]
Interview: "House" Executive Producer Katie Jacobs

[11/24/08 - 12:02 AM]
FOX Delivers Holiday Cheer with All-New Seasonal Installments
Holiday-themed episodes of "House," "Don't Forget the Lyrics," "Cops" and more are on tap for next month.

[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.







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[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
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[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
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Co-hosts Brandon Broady and Stevie Nelson will be joined by a guest athlete in each episode who will help provide in-depth analysis of viral sports bloopers, blunders and absurdities.

[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
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[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
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Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
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Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, hosts the series, premiering Friday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
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The series launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
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In season two, international supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas.

[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Season Three of the Critically Acclaimed International Hit Drama Series "Versailles"
Since its debut on Ovation in the fall of 2016, the series has been a remarkable success for the network, both on air and across its social networks.

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[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
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[01/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
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