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[12/02/08 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 2
Updates include: Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport are the first to be cast in ABC's "Flash Forward."

[12/02/08 - 03:10 PM]
'Britney: For the Record' Scores Staggering 3.54 P12-34 Rating in Sunday Debut on MTV
MTV spins the numbers for Sunday, November 30.

[12/02/08 - 03:07 PM]
For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Ranks No. 1 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 24-30.

[12/02/08 - 03:06 PM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of NoV. 24-30
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 24-30.

[12/02/08 - 03:05 PM]
Sci Fi Has Best November Ever!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/08 - 03:04 PM]
Oxygen Records Best November Ever with Double Digit Growth and Pacing for Best Year Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/08 - 03:03 PM]
Bravo Marks Best November Ever in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/08 - 02:16 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Genie Francis and Ted Mcginley Return in 'The Note Ii: Taking a Chance on Love,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering January 31
"The Note" was Hallmark Channel's highest-rated film of 2007.

[12/02/08 - 02:15 PM]
The Hit Series "Gone Country" Returns to CMT for a Third Season Premiering January 24
The new season will feature George Clinton, Tara Conner, Taylor Dayne, Micky Dolenz, Sheila E., Richard Grieco and Justin Guarini.

[12/02/08 - 02:14 PM]
CMT Crowns the "Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion" in the Heart-Pounding Finale of "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling" Premiering Saturday, December 6 at 8pm ET/PT
Dustin Diamond, Todd Bridges, Dennis Rodman and ButterBean are the final four contestants left in the ring.

[12/02/08 - 12:34 PM]
ABC Announces Premiere Dates for New Dramas "Castle," "Cupid" and "The Unusuals"
Plus: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" returns on Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/02/08 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Monday in Key Women, Teens and Kids
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, December 1.

[12/02/08 - 11:09 AM]
Are You Obsessed with "America's Next Top Model?"
Oxygen will kick off its off-network run of the series on Sunday, January 18.

[12/02/08 - 10:53 AM]
Four New HGTV Series Show Homeowners How to Buy, Sell and Turn Houses Into Moneymaking Properties
The newcomers include "The Unsellables," "Desperate To Buy," "Income Property" and "The Property Shop."

[12/02/08 - 10:24 AM]
CBS Announces Mid-Season Programming Plans
"Flashpoint," "Harper's Island" and "Game Show in My Head" will join new seasons of "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race."

[12/02/08 - 09:33 AM]
CBS 'Repeats' Success on Monday
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, December 1.

[12/02/08 - 08:47 AM]
Sci Fi Greenlights 'Caprica' to Series
The network has ordered 20 hours of the "Battlestar Galactica" spin-off, including the two-hour pilot.

[12/02/08 - 06:21 AM]
New Adaptation of the Timeless Classic Pinocchio to Make U.S. Debut on Ion Television
The four-hour original production, featuring Bob Hoskins as Geppetto and Robbie Kay as Pinocchio, will air Sunday, December 14.

[12/02/08 - 06:02 AM]
Ion Television Celebrates the Holiday Season with the World Premieres of Two Heartwarming Original Films
"The Christmas Clause," starring Lea Thompson, and "Christmas Town," starring Patrick Muldoon, are both set to premiere this month.

[12/02/08 - 06:01 AM]
Jack Black to Host Spike TV's 2008 'Video Game Awards'
The broadcast will include first looks at "God Of War III," "Brutal Legend," "Fight Night Round 4," "Mafia II," "Terminator Salvation," "Uncharted 2" and "Watchmen: The End is Nigh."

[12/01/08 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 1
Updates include: Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald added to Martin Scorsese's "Empire" at HBO; Mindy Moore Borman to executive produce "Dr. Oz"; and "Detective Agency" to honor the late Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack.

[12/01/08 - 04:43 PM]
Eleventh Gets Five More from CBS
Said commitment brings its season total to 18 installments.

[12/01/08 - 02:11 PM]
TruTV Heads to Hawaii for Exciting New Series Maui Chopper
The series, due on December 8, follows chief helicopter pilot Don Shearer and his crew at Windward Aviation.

[12/01/08 - 02:09 PM]
TNT Uncovers Marketing Allies DirecTV, Hewlett-Packard and Hyundai for High-Octane Drama Leverage
The Hyundai Genesis will serve as the exclusive commercial-free premiere sponsor for the show's Sunday, December 7 launch.

[12/01/08 - 02:08 PM]
Angela Bassett and Eric Mccormack Join Sag President Alan Rosenberg to Announce Nominees for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The nominations will be revealed at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 18 in the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

[12/01/08 - 02:05 PM]
Deck the Halls with Lots of Funny! with "Comedy Central's(R) 13 Days Pf Christmas" Friday, December 12 Through Wednesday, December 24
Highlights include a four-episode marathon of "Chocolate News," which wraps its season on Wednesday, December 17.

[12/01/08 - 02:04 PM]
The ABC Family Hit Original Series 'Kyle Xy' Returns This January for Its Action Packed Third Season
The cable channel details the new season, due on Monday, January 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/01/08 - 01:34 PM]
We TV Announces New Original Series I Want to Save Your Life
The series, featuring "diet detective" Charles Platkin, will premiere in the first quarter of 2009.

[12/01/08 - 12:53 PM]
Songs Recorded by the Legendary Frank Sinatra to Be Featured Exclusively Throughout the DeC. 21 Episode of "Cold Case" on the CBS Television Network
The songs are: "Come Fly with Me," "Too Marvelous for Words," "I've Got the World on a String," "Little Girl Blue" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."

[12/01/08 - 11:52 AM]
2009 Miss America Pageant Puts the Spotlight on National Judges
Plus: look for MISS AMERICA: COUNTDOWN TO THE CROWN starting Friday, January 2 at 10:00/9:00c on TLC.

[12/01/08 - 11:39 AM]
NBC Sports and MTV Announce the Creation of Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
The new umbrella brand will offer a schedule of seven national and international action sports tours and events.

[12/01/08 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Attracts Its Largest Sunday Night Audience in 5 Weeks and Wins the Evening Across All Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 30.

[12/01/08 - 11:24 AM]
Top Music Acts Perform at the Hollywood Party Segments of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009"
Natasha Bedingfield, Fall Out Boy, Jesse McCartney, Ne-Yo, Pussycat Dolls, Solange and Robin Thicke are all set to perform.

[12/01/08 - 10:09 AM]
13 to Get January 7 Start on the Cw
"13: Fear Is Real" will roll out on Wednesday, January 7 at 8:00/7:00c, bridging the gap between the netlet's cycles of "America's Next Top Model."

[12/01/08 - 10:08 AM]
Lifetime to Revamp Mondays in January
The new block will consist of repeats of "How I Met Your Mother," "Reba" and "Wife Swap" as well as new episodes of "Rita Rocks" and its latest original series "DietTribe."

[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.







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[03/03/15 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: IFC cancels "Garfunkel & Oates"; Jon Foo set as lead in "Rush Hour" at CBS; and Jack Gore is the "Problem Child" at NBC.

[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
Idris Elba Steps Onto Set for "Luther" Two-Part Special
Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan and Patrick Malahide also star alongside the returning Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley.

[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Its Sixth Annual "Top Teacher Week"
From May 4-8, "Live" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.

[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
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ABC Family spins the digital numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
Spike: The Ones to Watch - Network Launches New Logo and Tagline
The tagline encompasses the network's strategic shift to a general entertainment network delivering compelling original entertainment with an edge and a distinctive point of view.

[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Live + 7 Delivery of Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner further spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
"48 Hours: Blaming Melissa" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 28.

[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
Science Channel Skyrockets in February, Charts Best Month Ever
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in Season 2 of "Star Wars Rebels"
Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.

[03/03/15 - 11:52 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings Ultimate "Kids' Choice Awards" Interactive Experiences to Kids and Families Nationwide
Beginning Saturday, March 7, Nickelodeon will launch the Kids' Choice Awards Experience, a six-city tour featuring meet and greets with Nick stars and one of-a-kind interactive elements.

[03/03/15 - 11:45 AM]
Ovation TV Greenlights Production on Original Documentary Film, "Ford's Theatre: America's Playhouse"
The project is being co-produced by Ovation Studios and 1895 Films and is set to premiere on April 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/03/15 - 11:13 AM]
truTV Says Yes They Can to The Grawlix's "Those Who Can't," As Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Full-Length Scripted Comedy
The comedy about a trio of frustrated high school teachers stars show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.

[03/03/15 - 11:11 AM]
Spike TV Orders Eight More Episodes of "Lip Sync Battle"
The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson and Terry Crews.