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[01/07/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 7
Updates include: Neil Flynn joins Patricia Heaton in ABC's "The Middle"; Kelsey Grammer lands a pilot at ABC; and newcomer Amy Gumenick to play Natalee Holloway for LMN.

[01/07/09 - 02:43 PM]
CBS Pulls "Password," Adds "Mentalist" Post-NFL Showcase
A first-run "The Mentalist" is set to follow the NFL's AFC Championship on January 18.

[01/07/09 - 02:42 PM]
Bad Girls Club Rings in the New Year with Season Highs on Oxygen
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 01:18 PM]
ABC's Tuesday Lineup of Premieres Posts the Net's Largest Audience and Highest Adults 18-49 Performance on the Night Since November
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 01:17 PM]
ABC's Monday Premieres Beats CBS by 15% and NBC by 24% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 5.

[01/07/09 - 12:26 PM]
ABC's Delivery Surges Week to Week by 1.8 Million Viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/07/09 - 12:24 PM]
ABC Announces Casting for New Series, "Superstars"
The six-episode project, due this summer, is based on the network's classic series "Wide World of Sports."

[01/07/09 - 12:23 PM]
The Premiere of 'The Biggest Loser 7' Is the #1 Show Tuesday in 18-49, Pacing NBC to a Nightly Win in Primetime's Key Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 12:22 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Primetime for the Second Week in a Row, Winning the DeC. 29-JaN. 4 Week in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/07/09 - 12:21 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Finishes 2008 Season with Viewership Gains Over Last Season
NBC spins the "Sunday Night Football" numbers for the season to date.

[01/07/09 - 12:01 PM]
PBS Announces 'Circus'
"CIRCUS will let viewers escape into this world, see it as never before and understand what it takes to live this life -- virtually an art form -- that dates back centuries," said the network's John Boland.

[01/07/09 - 11:39 AM]
ABC Family's Critically Acclaimed "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Returns at Impressive Levels
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 5.

[01/07/09 - 10:47 AM]
Richard Gere to Receive Joel Siegel Award Presented by Diane Lane at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Ceremony
The event airs live tomorrow night starting at 9:00/8:00c on VH1.

[01/07/09 - 10:47 AM]
More Frightening Visits to TruTV's the Principal's Office
The series returns for its second season with back-to-back this Thursday, January 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/07/09 - 10:46 AM]
BBC America Returns to the Kitchen with a New Season of Last Restaurant Standing
Look for the second season on Tuesday, January 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/07/09 - 09:49 AM]
CBS's "Rules of Engagement" Returns to Television's Highest Rated Comedy Block
"Rules" will assume the 9:30/8:30c slot on Monday nights starting March 2.

[01/07/09 - 09:48 AM]
The Mentalist Sees Another Series High - 19.56 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 09:47 AM]
Kate Hudson and Teri Hatcher Added as Presenters on "The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards," Wednesday, JaN. 7 on the CBS Television Network
Also signing on: David Boreanaz, Tom Cavanagh, Jennifer Esposito, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Jay Mohr, Shemar Moore, Kid Rock, Gavin Rossdale, Seal, Marisa Tomei and Robin Williams.

[01/07/09 - 09:35 AM]
Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" Returns with Host Tyson Beckford
He'll return alongside newcomers Nicole Trunfio, Catherine Malandrino, Jenny Shimizu as well as the singularly named Perou and Marlon.

[01/07/09 - 09:06 AM]
USA Kicks Off Super Bowl Fever with Football Themed Episodes of Burn Notice, Monk and Psych
Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin will guest star on "Burn Notice" while famed sports announcer Bob Costas is set to appear on "Monk."

[01/07/09 - 08:58 AM]
'Atom TV' Returns! Comedy Central's Late-Night Series Featuring All-Original Broadband Programming Finishes Its First Season with 4 All-New Episodes
New episodes of "Atom TV" will return to the network on Monday night, January 12 at 2:30 a.m.

[01/07/09 - 08:39 AM]
Comedy Central(R) to Rip More Than Flannel Sleeves - Network to Roast Larry the Cable Guy
The event will tape in Los Angeles on March 1 for a March 15 broadcast premiere.

[01/07/09 - 12:48 AM]
Interview: "Damages" Star Glenn Close

[01/07/09 - 12:07 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2008: #30-21

[01/06/09 - 06:50 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 6
Updates include: Christine Lahti and Johnny Sneed added to "Operating Instructions" at USA; and writer/director Richard LaGravenese gets in business with Showtime.

[01/06/09 - 03:54 PM]
Interview: "Dollhouse" Creator Joss Whedon

[01/06/09 - 03:24 PM]
Ion Television Acquires the Award-Winning Original TV Series "Durham County"
The series stars "Flashpoint's" Hugh Dillon as Mike Sweeney, "a homicide detective who moves his family to suburban Durham County to start over after his partner is killed and his wife is diagnosed with breast cancer."

[01/06/09 - 03:10 PM]
G4 Premieres Outrageous Ambush Comedy Series "The Chaser's War on Everything" on January 28
The Australian import features "stunts and sketches covering controversial topics and exploiting taboos most other shows refuse to touch."

[01/06/09 - 02:37 PM]
USA Network Greenlights "Royal Pains" Starring Mark Feuerstein
Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint and Reshma Shetty also star in the drama, which has been picked up for 11 additional episodes.

[01/06/09 - 01:14 PM]
HBO to Exclusively Televise We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
HBO will televise the event that evening on an open signal, allowing Americans across the country to join in the Opening Celebration for free.

[01/06/09 - 01:13 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "The Nanny Express" Scores as Highest-Rated Cable Movie of the Day and Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 3.

[01/06/09 - 01:12 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Presents a Marathon of "The Next Amazing Adventures of a Nobody"
The all-new season debuts in its entirety with a marathon on Sunday, January 25 at 1p ET/10a PT.

[01/06/09 - 01:11 PM]
AmctV.com Is First Site to Premiere 1960s Original Series the Prisoner
AMC's reinterpretation of the influential cult classic, starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, will premiere in November.

[01/06/09 - 11:49 AM]
CBS News Announces 2009 Presidential Inauguration Coverage
The Eye's coverage includes the one-hour primetime special CHANGE AND CHALLENGE: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA on January 20.

[01/06/09 - 11:48 AM]
CBS.com Launches My Grammy(R) Moment 2009 with Current Grammy(R) Nominee and Performer Katy Perry
Previous MY GRAMMY MOMENT musicians include Justin Timberlake and Foo Fighters.

[01/06/09 - 10:31 AM]
19 Entertainment and Ckx Score Another Hit with Superstars of Dance
The companies spin the numbers for Sunday, January 4.

[01/06/09 - 09:31 AM]
A&E Goes on Ghost Patrol with New Real-Life Series "Paranormal Cops" Following Police Officers Who Also Work as Paranormal Investigators
Plus: the third season of "Paranormal State" premieres Monday, January 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/06/09 - 07:01 AM]
Starz' 'Crash' Season Finale to Feature Paul Mccartney's New Hit Single 'Nothing Too Much, Just Out of Sight'
Said finale airs this Friday, January 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/06/09 - 12:46 AM]
Interview: "10 Items Or Less" Star John Lehr

[01/06/09 - 12:05 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2008: #40-31

[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.







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[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.

[07/28/15 - 01:43 PM]
Animal Planet Promotes Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner
Both have played crucial roles in establishing Animal Planet as a top-20 ad-supported network for men and the entertainment destination for viewers seeking a deeper connection to the wild world.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO NOW Available Today to Verizon Broadband Customers
HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.

[07/28/15 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Agreement with Westminster Kennel Club to Bring Annual Dog Show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD
Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night's Best In Show announcement.

[07/28/15 - 10:55 AM]
The Lines Are Drawn in Netflix's New "Narcos" Character Posters
All 10 episodes of "Narcos" will premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[07/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
"Income Property" Starring Scott McGillivray Premieres on DIY Network in August
"American Rehab: Charleston" and "Attic Gold" are also on tap beginning next month.

[07/28/15 - 10:33 AM]
TV Land Picks Up "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash for Fifth and Final Season
The sitcom is the network's highest-rated original series among African Americans 25-54 and African American Women 25-54.

[07/28/15 - 10:10 AM]
VH1's New Original Series "She's Got Game" Featuring Grammy Nominated Rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Premieres Monday August 10th at 9 PM ET/PT
The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 09:42 AM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide to Feature Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Season Nine and Exclusive Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
The event will feature "The Doctor's Meditation" - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton, in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

[07/28/15 - 09:29 AM]
The First Day of the Rest of Their Entrepreneurial Lives Begins Now on the Series Premiere of "Startup U," Airing Tuesday, August 11th, at 10:01PM ET/PT
It's a whole new game when ten savvy, creative and ambitious young adults get down to business and experience seven weeks of hard truths, tough lessons and plenty of drama on the series.

[07/28/15 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Family's Procedural Series "Stitchers" Brings on Damon Dayoub as Series Regular
He'll play Detective Quincy Fisher, an LAPD detective who is brought into the Stitchers program to assist with back-up and support for the team.