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[01/08/09 - 08:01 PM]
Slumdog Millionaire Was Big Winner at 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards with Five Awards - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Young Actor/Actress and Best Composer
Among the winners: Best Picture Made for Television went to "John Adams."

[01/08/09 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 8
Updates include: AMC sets return date for "Breaking Bad"; NBC extends "ER," orders "Police"; Twentieth Television pulls the plug on "Mike & Juliet."

[01/08/09 - 03:46 PM]
Ghost Hunters International Scores with New Episodes!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[01/08/09 - 02:46 PM]
'Wcg Ultimate Gamer' - Sci Fi's New Reality Competition Series
Hannah Simone and Joel Gourdin will host the series - formerly known as "Gamequest" - due in March.

[01/08/09 - 01:24 PM]
MTV's Real World Returns for 21st Season to #1 Cable Ranking in Its Debut
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[01/08/09 - 01:23 PM]
Teens Take Over MTV Cribs
"Cribs Celeb Teens Countdown," "Teen Cribs" and "Cribs: Teen Edition" will all debut on Saturday, January 17.

[01/08/09 - 01:21 PM]
Jeopardy! First TV Series to Tape at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show
CES will play host to two Jeopardy! audience favorites: Celebrity Jeopardy! and the Tournament of Champions.

[01/08/09 - 12:12 PM]
ABC Marks Its Strongest Wednesday in 2 Months with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[01/08/09 - 12:11 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Gives Viewers Exclusive Access to President-Elect Obama's First Inaugural Ball Appearance and an Inaugural Kids' Concert Attended by Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and Their Families
ABC will broadcast "The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration" on Tuesday, January 20 from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET.

[01/08/09 - 12:07 PM]
The Networks of NBC Present Extensive Coverage of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama
Among the coverage: Brian Williams will anchor a one-hour special at 10:00/9:00c on Tuesday, January 20

[01/08/09 - 10:48 AM]
We TV's Hit Series the Locator Reunites More Loved Ones When Season Two Premieres Saturday, March 21 at 9p/8c
The second season of "The Locator" features eight new half-hour episodes with the first two airing back-to-back.

[01/08/09 - 10:47 AM]
The Diet Detective, Charles Stuart Platkin, Helps Shed Some Light and Some Pounds on We TV's New Series I Want to Save Your Life, Premiering April 25
During each half-hour episode, Platkin "moves in to the participant's life for a week, working with them 24/7 to provide the necessary awareness and tools that will make the difference in their everyday lives."

[01/08/09 - 10:39 AM]
CBS Is "The People's Choice" on Wednesday
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[01/08/09 - 10:06 AM]
Interview: "Flashpoint" Co-Stars Hugh Dillon & Enrico Colantoni

[01/08/09 - 10:05 AM]
Interview: "Howie Do It" Host Howie Mandel

[01/08/09 - 10:01 AM]
Playstation(R)network's Video Delivery Service Partners with MTV Networks to Offer Lineup of Hit Entertainment, Kids' and Comedy Programming
PS3 users will be able to download episodes of such series as MTV's "The City," Comedy Central's "South Park" and VH1's "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels."

[01/08/09 - 09:31 AM]
Science Channel Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Distinguished Physicist DR. Michio Kaku
Under the two-part agreement, the network will exclusively produce original series and specials based on Dr. Kaku's work, including a 10-part series on his book "Physics of the Impossible."

[01/08/09 - 08:20 AM]
TNT Greenlights Two New Drama Series: Time Heals, Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and the Line, Starring Dylan Mcdermott
Both 10-episode series are slated to premiere later this year.

[01/08/09 - 06:23 AM]
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards Kicked Off Award Season with Big Names and Even Bigger Surprises
The night's TV winners included "House," "Two and a Half Men," "Heroes," "The Simpsons," "Dancing With the Stars," "Deal or No Deal," "Gary Unmarried" and "The Mentalist."

[01/08/09 - 06:14 AM]
NBC Announces the 16 All-Star Celebrities Ready to Take on Donald Trump in the Boardroom When 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Premieres Sunday, March 1 (9 P.M. Et)
This year's cast includes Clint Black, Andrew Dice Clay, Annie Duke, Tom Green, Natalie Gulbis, Scott Hamilton, Jesse James, Claudia Jordan, Khloe Kardashian, Brian McKnight, Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Brande Roderick, Dennis Rodman, Herschel Walker and Tionne Watkins.

[01/08/09 - 12:49 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2008: #20-11

[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.







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[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
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[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
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Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
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Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.