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[12/08/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 8
Updates include: ABC to bring Bill Willingham's comic "Fables" to the small screen; Showtime to look at our "Syns"; and USA pilots add cast members.

[12/08/08 - 01:43 PM]
2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced
The 61st anniversary event will be held on Saturday, February 7 with simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

[12/08/08 - 01:42 PM]
'Army Wives' Catherine Bell Returns in 'The Good Witch's Garden,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering February 7
Chris Potter, Catherine Disher and Peter MacNeill also star in the film, a sequel to 2007's highly-rated "The Good Witch."

[12/08/08 - 01:40 PM]
CMT Crowns Dennis Rodman the "Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion" in the Finale of "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling"
CMT details the winner of "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling."

[12/08/08 - 01:39 PM]
AMC's Movies Drive the Network to Its Strongest Month Ever
AMC spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/08/08 - 01:01 PM]
NBC Restructures Network and Studio Programming Divisions by Joining Together NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, and Appointing Two Executives to Oversee Worldwide New Premium Content Company
Angela Bromstad will head scripted programming for both NBC and Universal Media Studios with Paul Telegdy doing the same for unscripted.

[12/08/08 - 12:49 PM]
VH1 Brings Back the Hunks of the 80's and 90's in New Original Series "Confessions of a Teen Idol"
The eight-part series, due on January 4, features Christopher Atkins, David Chokachi, Billy Hufsey, Jeremy Jackson, Eric Nies, Jamie Walters and Adrian Zmed.

[12/08/08 - 12:48 PM]
New Contestants from "Rock of Love," "I Love New York," "Flavor of Love" and "Real Chance of Love" Will Compete for Cold Hard Cash During VH1's Second Installment of "I Love Money" Premiering on Monday, January 26 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
The 12-episode series will pit 17 new fan favorite contestants against one another for a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize.

[12/08/08 - 12:47 PM]
VH1's New Series "Going for Broke" Ain't No Joke for Comedian/Actor Eddie Griffin
The six-episode series premieres Monday, January 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/08/08 - 12:36 PM]
Jimmy Fallon Launches 'Late Night' Video Blog
Each night, the video blogs will give viewers behind-the-scenes access to Fallon's preparation to take over on "Late Night."

[12/08/08 - 12:09 PM]
5 Million Viewers Tune in for Premiere TNT Thrilling New Series Leverage
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, December 7.

[12/08/08 - 11:21 AM]
ABC Takes Second in Young Adults and Leads Across Key Women, Its 11th Straight Sunday Win in Women 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 7.

[12/08/08 - 11:20 AM]
Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie to Perform Live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009," December 31st on Abc
The special will also feature performances from Hollywood by Natasha Bedingfield, Fall Out Boy, Jesse McCartney, Ne-Yo, Pussycat Dolls, Solange and Robin Thicke.

[12/08/08 - 10:53 AM]
'Flirting with Forty,' Starring Heather Locklear, Attracts Four Million Viewers During Saturday, December 6, Premiere on Lifetime Television
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, December 6.

[12/08/08 - 10:51 AM]
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White and the Food Network's Tyler Florence Make Special Guest-Appearances on Upcoming Episodes of NBC's New Dating Series 'Momma's Boys'
White will guest-star in the series' two-hour second episode and Florence will guest star in the third episode.

[12/08/08 - 10:09 AM]
Bravo Brings Back the Drama Renewing Four Hit Docu-Series
"Flipping Out," "The Rachel Zoe Project," "Million Dollar Listing" and "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" are all set to return.

[12/08/08 - 10:07 AM]
The Finale of "The Amazing Race 13" Outruns "Race 12"
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, December 7.

[12/08/08 - 09:28 AM]
An Extraordinary Mix of Renowned Artists Gather in Washington, D.C. to Salute This Year's Honorees at "The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors"
Caroline Kennedy hosts the event, airing Tuesday, December 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/05/08 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 5
Updates include: Joseph Fiennes and John Cho to "Flash Forward" for ABC; and Harland Williams to revisit Vaudeville for TBS.

[12/05/08 - 01:37 PM]
Ring in the New Year on January 1 with Soapnet's Ten Hour "Private Practice" Marathon Featuring All Episodes-To-Date of the Second Season of ABC's Hit SerieS.
The 10-hour event starts at 9:00 AM ET on New Year's Day.

[12/05/08 - 01:30 PM]
Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels Is Coming to Town!
The new season of the VH1 franchise rolls out Sunday, January 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/05/08 - 01:29 PM]
VH1 and 495 Productions Teach Helpless 'Tools' How to Repair Their Broken Relationships
"ToolAcademy," hosted by Jordan Murphy, is slated to premiere January 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/05/08 - 12:28 PM]
Interview: "Leverage" Executive Producer Dean Devlin & Co-Star Timothy Hutton

[12/05/08 - 12:01 PM]
Interview: "House of Saddam" Director Alex Holmes

[12/05/08 - 10:46 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 4.

[12/05/08 - 09:50 AM]
Multiple Grammy Award Winning Artist T.I. to Perform on "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly"
He'll join fellow Grammy Award winner Ludacris and Grammy nominee Katy Perry on the special.

[12/05/08 - 09:42 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 4.

[12/04/08 - 06:44 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 4
Updates include: The CW starts talk "Gossip Girl" spin-off; Bryan Fuller to sign onto NBC's "Heroes"; and Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin to open their lives to TV Land.

[12/04/08 - 05:01 PM]
MTV Welcomes Eight New "The Real World" Roommates When Season 21 Sets Up Residence in Brooklyn Beginning Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: A tell-all special on the evolution of the landmark series, entitled "The Real World: Secrets Revealed," airs Sunday, January 4 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT.

[12/04/08 - 03:05 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 in Fall '08 Among Adults 18-49 and Across All Key Women Demos
ABC further spins the numbers for the first 10 weeks of the 2008-09 season.

[12/04/08 - 03:01 PM]
The Following Are Air Dates for the Celebrities Participating on the Hit Game Show "Million Dollar Password," Returning Thursday, DeC. 18 on the CBS Television Network
Upcoming guests include: William Shatner, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen, Phil Keoghan, Betty White, Adam Carolla, Craig Ferguson, Serena Williams, Jamie Kennedy, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Garlin and Chelsea Handler.

[12/04/08 - 02:26 PM]
Nominees Announced for Sixth Annual "X-Play Best of 2008 Awards"
Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will reveal the winners on the "X-Play Best of 2008 Awards" premiering Tuesday, December 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/04/08 - 01:36 PM]
History(Tm) Locks in Authoritative Lead with Audience for the White House: Behind Closed Doors
History spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 26.

[12/04/08 - 12:41 PM]
Hosts of 'At the Movies,' Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz Along with VH1 President Tom Calderone to Announce the Nominees for the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards(Tm)
The half-hour special airs Tuesday, December 9 at 8:30 AM ET/PT.

[12/04/08 - 12:26 PM]
TV Land and TV Land Prime Showcase the Premiere of the Second Season of the Hit Reality Series "High School Reunion"
"Reunion" returns on Wednesday, February 18 at 10:00/9:00c while "The Cougar" will roll out in the spring.

[12/04/08 - 11:32 AM]
Sunday Night Football Dominates November Sweeps Finishing No.1 in Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/04/08 - 11:30 AM]
ABC's New Series, "Homeland Security Usa," Premieres Tuesday, January 6 (8:00-9:00 P.M., Et)
The Alphabet confirms our report from yesterday, adding the series now has a 13-episode commitment.

[12/04/08 - 11:28 AM]
Showtime Networks and Summit Entertainment Enter Into Exclusive Output Agreement
The deal calls for Showtime to air up to 42 of Summit's Films, including the "Twilight" franchise.

[12/04/08 - 09:55 AM]
Hallmark Channel Makes Itself "Home for the Holidays" at Radio City with Three-Year Sponsorship of Radio City Christmas Spectacular(R) in Nyc
This year marks the eighth year that the network has sponsored the show.

[12/04/08 - 09:53 AM]
A 'Special' Night Leads CBS to a Win in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 3.

[12/04/08 - 09:00 AM]
Nominations Announced for "The 51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards"
Lil Wayne leads all nominations with eight, followed by Coldplay with seven and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West with six each.

[12/03/08 - 07:57 PM]
Paris Finds a New Bff and Scores MTV Its Highest Rated Tuesday of 2008
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 2.

[12/03/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 3
Updates include: Neve Campbell joins NBC's "Philanthropist"; Drew Barrymore's Flower Films brings "Tough Love" to VH1; and Marco Pennette books a pair of scripts at ABC.

[12/03/08 - 04:21 PM]
Security Set for Tuesdays on Abc
The series, previously dubbed "Border Security USA," will premiere on January 6 at 8:00/7:00c taking over for the previously announced "According to Jim."

[12/03/08 - 04:19 PM]
NBC Fallout: "Knight" Cut, "Er" Extended
The Peacock has rolled back its commitment to "Knight Rider" to 17 episodes while "ER" will film an extra hour.

[12/03/08 - 02:53 PM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" Smashes All Network Records
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 2.

[12/03/08 - 02:25 PM]
Hallmark Channel and Google to Form Strategic TV Advertising Agreement
The network will air in 2009 more than 30 original movies - its largest-ever slate.

[12/03/08 - 02:24 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Moonlight & Mistletoe" Is #1 Telecast of the Day, #1 Cable Movie of the Week and #1 in the Time Period
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 29.

[12/03/08 - 02:22 PM]
Americas Next Top Model Struts Into Walmart
The original line "introduces fashion-forward clothing, bags, hats, fragrances and room d├ęcor designed for juniors and young women."

[12/03/08 - 02:21 PM]
Discovery Channel Ranks #1 in Importance to the Enjoyment of Cable for 15th Consecutive Year in the 2008 Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study
"We continue to invest in top-notch, best-in-class programming for our networks and the results of this study provide further proof that this commitment to quality continues to resonate with viewers," said the network's Bill Goodwyn.







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