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[01/05/09 - 07:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 5
Updates include: British actress Charity Wakefield to topline NBC's "Legally Mad"; "ER's" John Wells looks to import "Shameless" from the U.K.; and Jared Bush puts "Soundtrack" at NBC.

[01/05/09 - 01:40 PM]
Dreamworks' "Monsters VS. Aliens," Pepsico's Sobe Lifewater, Intel and NBC Create 'Monstrous' 3d Super Bowl Event
This first-ever all 3D Super Bowl commercial break event will mark the debut of DreamWorks Animation's premier 3D movie trailer for its upcoming feature film.

[01/05/09 - 01:08 PM]
Marla Sokoloff, Marion Ross and Christina Pickles Star in "Flower Girl," an Original Movie Which Just Completed Production for Air on Hallmark Channel in 2009
Sokoloff stars as "a woman who is surrounded by weddings for everyone but herself until one day she meets not one, but two possible matches and is forced to choose between her head and her heart."

[01/05/09 - 01:06 PM]
Samantha Harris Joins the Insider as Correspondent and Substitute Anchor
"She is a smart, focused, beautiful addition to our family that comes with an incredible Hollywood resume," said executive producer Linda Bell Blue.

[01/05/09 - 12:21 PM]
ABC Claims the Top 3 TV Shows on Sunday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 4.

[01/05/09 - 12:12 PM]
USA Network and Kia Motors America Partner to Sponsor "Psych" Featuring Custom Vignette with Stars James Roday and Dulé Hill
The 30-second spot, which drives viewers to tune-in throughout season, features all-new brand attributes of the Kia Optima.

[01/05/09 - 12:11 PM]
Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Matt Millen Joins NBC Sports' Super Bowl Xliii Coverage
In 2001, Millen left the broadcast booth and joined the executive ranks of the Detroit Lions where he served as team president until September of 2008.

[01/05/09 - 11:52 AM]
In a Year of Record-Setting Achievements, ABC Family Reaches New Heights in Prime in 2008, 4q 2008 and December 2008 in Viewers and Key Targets
ABC Family spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/05/09 - 11:14 AM]
Competitive Drama and Great Design Take Center Stage in Second Spectacular Season of 'HGTV Showdown'
The four-episode second season will bow Sunday, February 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/05/09 - 10:28 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Gets the New Year Rolling with Laughter! the 13th Season of 'Comedy Central Presents' Premieres Friday, January 9 at 10:00 P.M.* Featuring All-New Original Comedy
John Mulaney, Josh Blue, Joe DeRosa, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Jeselnik, Bo Burnham, Dan Levy, Tommy Johnagin and Kurt Metzger are among the comics featured this season.

[01/05/09 - 10:25 AM]
Kick Off the New Year with Lots of Laughs! January Is 'Stand-Up Month' on Comedy Central(R)
Every Sunday night, watch a different stand-up special premiere from comics Dane Cook, D.L. Hughley, Katt Williams and Kevin Hart.

[01/05/09 - 09:51 AM]
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Returns with Three Live Shows in January Kicking Off with Neil Patrick Harris and Musical Guest Taylor Swift on January 10
The multi-talented Harris can currently be seen on the hit comedy "How I Met Your Mother", which recently garnered him a 2009 Golden Globe nomination and two consecutive Emmy award nominations.

[01/05/09 - 09:38 AM]
Wolverine and X-Men Join Forces to Prevent World Destruction in New Animated Series Wolverine and the X-Men Premiering JaN. 23 on Nicktoons Network
The adventure begins with two back-to-back episodes Friday, January 23 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (ET).

[01/05/09 - 08:48 AM]
A&E Kicked Off the New Year with the Record Breaking Season Premiere of 'The First 48'
A&E spins the numbers for Thursday, January 1.

[01/05/09 - 08:19 AM]
Bravo's 'Real Housewives' Franchise Returns to the Big Apple
"The Real Housewives Of New York City" returns on Tuesday, February 17 at 11:00/10:00c following the season finale of "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

[01/05/09 - 08:10 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: New York" on Pace to Mark Highest Rated Season Ever, Up Double Digits from Fourth Cycle
Bravo spins the numbers for "Top Chef's" season to date.

[01/05/09 - 04:32 AM]
WGN America Enters Wwe(R) Ring with Wwe Superstars
The hourlong weekly program, scheduled to debut in April, will "provide WGN America viewers the chance to see Superstars and Divas from all three WWE franchises in one program."

[01/05/09 - 12:02 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2008: #50-41

[01/04/09 - 08:04 AM]
NBC Scores Best Primetime Wild Card Rating Ever and Best Saturday Wild Card Rating Since 1999
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 3.

[01/04/09 - 06:01 AM]
Premiere of New Showtime Original Series 'United States of Tara' Can Be Watched Instantly at Netflix 2 Weeks Prior to Telecast Debut
In addition, the season premieres of "The L Word" and "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" will be available to Netflix subscribers on January 18, day and date with their network debuts.

[01/03/09 - 11:05 AM]
Matt Smith Is the New Doctor
Smith will be the 11th Time Lord and will take over from David Tennant who leaves the show at the end of 2009.

[01/02/09 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 29-January 2
Updates include: Michael Pitt joins Martin Scorsese's "Boardwalk Empire" at HBO.

[01/02/09 - 08:42 AM]
Interview: "Superstars of Dance" Host Michael Flatley & Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe

[12/30/08 - 12:39 PM]
CBS Goes Int0 2009 with 13 Consecutive Victories in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 22-28.

[12/30/08 - 12:37 PM]
NBC Wins the Week of DeC. 22-28 in Adults 18-49, Paced by 'Sunday Night Football'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 22-28.

[12/30/08 - 08:56 AM]
Country Music Favorite and Multiple People's Choice Award Nominee Rascal Flatts to Perform at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards Wednesday, JaN. 7 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Rascal Flatts will also be making an exciting announcement to their fans regarding their upcoming album.

[12/29/08 - 04:15 PM]
NBC Announces Eight International Teams to Compete in Anticipated Dance Competition Series 'Superstars of Dance' Premiering Sunday, January 4
Argentina, Australia, China, India, Ireland, Russia, South Africa and the United States are among the participating teams.

[12/29/08 - 05:31 AM]
Fancast to Exclusively Premiere the Season Debut of the ABC Family Hit Series 'Kyle Xy' Prior to Show's Linear Television Telecast
Said premiere will go online on Wednesday, January 7, five days before its January 12 broadcast.

[12/27/08 - 04:08 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Dollhouse: Ghost" (FOX)

[12/26/08 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 22-26
Updates include: Michael Dougherty lands "Bitches" at FOX; Damon Herriman joins NBC's "Lost & Found"; and Lauren Velez scores an arc on ABC's "Ugly Betty."

[12/23/08 - 02:57 PM]
Monday Night Football: Most-Watched Series on Cable
ESPN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/23/08 - 12:37 PM]
CBS's 12th Consecutive Weekly Victory Lifts Network to Year-To-Year Gains
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 15-21.

[12/23/08 - 12:34 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of DeC. 15-21, Paced by 'Sunday Night Football' and 'Biggest Loser'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 15-21.

[12/23/08 - 10:41 AM]
Animal Planet's Whale Wars Ends Maiden Voyage as the Network's Most Watched Series Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/23/08 - 08:23 AM]
World Premiere of USA Original "To Love & Die" Premieres Tuesday, December 30
The project, starring Shiri Appleby, Tim Matheson, Frances Fisher and Ivan Sergei, was originally a pilot shot last year.

[12/22/08 - 01:43 PM]
CMT Celebrates Banner Year and Rings in 2009 with Returning Favorites
Look for the series premiere of CMT CRIBS on Saturday, January 10, "giving fans a peek inside the laidback luxury homes of such stars as Kenny Rogers, James Otto, Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Troy Gentry and NASCAR's Kyle Busch."

[12/22/08 - 11:55 AM]
It's Lucky Number Three for a New Roster of Crews as MTV Kicks Off Season 3 of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" Thursday, January 15, 2009!
A special 90-minute episode will kick off the eight-episode third season.

[12/22/08 - 11:50 AM]
Panthers-Giants Continue Strong Ratings for Snf
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 21.

[12/22/08 - 10:56 AM]
Kick Off the New Year with Lots of Laughs! January Is 'Stand-Up Month' on Comedy Central(R)
Among the highlights: the 13th season of "Comedy Central Presents" begins Friday, January 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/22/08 - 10:22 AM]
...and They'Re Off! Animal Planet Exposes the Most Dangerous Two Minutes in Sports in New Horse Racing Docu-Drama Jockeys
The new reality series kicks off Friday, February 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/22/08 - 10:12 AM]
Rock Bands Daughtry and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Perform on "New Year's Eve Live" Wednesday, December 31, on FOX
The evening will also feature performances by David Cook, Daughtry, Scott Weiland and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

[12/22/08 - 10:11 AM]
Sir Elton John to Perform on 'NBC's New Year's Eve Wth Carson Daly'
He'll join the previously announced Katy Perry, Ludacris, The Ting Tings and T.I.

[12/19/08 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 19
Update include: HBO's "Bored to Death" and "How to Make It in America" move forward to series; Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay team for "Cocaine Cowboys" at HBO; and the usual mix of casting news.

[12/19/08 - 01:41 PM]
'Notes from the Underbelly'S' Jennifer Westfeldt David Sutcliffe and Lauren Holly Star in 'Before You Say "I Do"' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering February 14
Lauren Holly also stars in the "time-twisting romantic comedy."

[12/19/08 - 01:39 PM]
Feel the Love for 'Lucy,' 13-Hour Marathon Kicks Off the Comedy Queen's Reign
"I Love Lucy," which has aired continuously since its premiere in October 1951, is coming to the Hallmark Channel on January 2.

[12/19/08 - 10:42 AM]
FOX Reality Channel Unveils Innovative "Pixilation" Graphic Package for Branding of Original Productions
The network will debut its new look with the rollout of "Solitary v3.0" on Saturday, January 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/19/08 - 10:09 AM]
MTV Closes Out 2008 with a Surprise-Filled Bash Featuring One of Music's Biggest Stars, Miley Cyrus, Taking Over a Lucky Fan's Home to Celebrate New Year's Eve
"FNMTV Presents: A Miley-Sized Surprise... New Year's Eve 2009" will air live on Wednesday, December 31 from 8-9:30pm ET with a replay at 10:30pm ET.

[12/19/08 - 08:25 AM]
Tracy Pollan to Star in the Natalee Holloway Story (Wt*) Premiering on Lifetime Movie Network in April 2009
She'll play Beth Twitty, Natalee Holloway's mother, in the project, which premieres in April.

[12/19/08 - 06:48 AM]
Bad Bowl Marathon Kicks Off Oxygen's New Year Featuring "Bad Girls Club" Season Two Breakout-Star Tanisha
A football-themed marathon of the first three episodes of the show's new season will air New Year's Day starting at 2 PM ET/PT.

[12/19/08 - 06:02 AM]
Spike TV Orders College Football Comedy Pilot to Be Produced by Varsity Pictures' Brian Robbins and Lionsgate
The pilot, set to film in February, follows three incoming freshmen attending college football powerhouse Blue Mountain St. University.







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[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
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