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[01/09/09 - 08:07 PM]
NBC Puts Wednesdays on the "Chopping Block"
The eight-week reality competition series, featuring "rock-star chef" Marco Pierre White, will premiere Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/09/09 - 08:05 PM]
FOX's "'Til Death," HBO's "Tim" Land Pick-Ups
FOX orders 22 additional episodes of "Death," which has been off the air since October 8 with no return date in sight.

[01/09/09 - 07:05 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "24: Season Seven" (FOX)

[01/09/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 9
Updates include: "How I Met Your Mother" co-stars ink new deals; plus TCA notes from Comedy Central, E!, Style and HBO.

[01/09/09 - 01:16 PM]
Important NewS. Comedy Central's(R) "Important Things with Demetri Martin" Premieres Wednesday, February 11 at 10:30 P.M.
The series mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, studio bits, and music to explore one "important thing" per episode - like Power, Safety or Chairs.

[01/09/09 - 01:15 PM]
MTV Unveils Unique Docu-Comedy Series "How's Your News?" Premiering February 8 at 10:30pm (ET/PT)
Also due on Sundays: "Nitro Circus," "The CollegeHumor Show" and "Rob Dydrek's Fantasy Factory."

[01/09/09 - 01:13 PM]
MTV Chronicles T.I.'s Year on Probation Before Serving Jail Time in "T.I.'s Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go"* Set to Air on Tuesday, February 10th at 9:00pm ET/PT
Subsequent episodes will air in the show's regular timeslot at 9:30pm (ET/PT).

[01/09/09 - 01:08 PM]
Saturday Night Live Welcomes Rosario Dawson and Musical Guest Fleet Foxes on January 17
Dawson can currently be seen in the drama "Seven Pounds", in which she stars with Will Smith.

[01/09/09 - 12:46 PM]
Discovery Channel's Original Series "Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment" Puts Nine Strangers to the Ultimate Mental and Physical Test
This April, viewers will "meet the nine daring people who abandoned the comforts of home to test their ability to survive in one of the most physically and mentally demanding environments in the world."

[01/09/09 - 12:44 PM]
TLC Shares the Fast-Paced Lives of "Nascar Wives"
Kelley Earnhardt, Delana Harvick, Shana Mayfield and Angie Skinner all star in the project, which will debut as a one-hour special on Saturday, January 24 before returning in the spring.

[01/09/09 - 12:43 PM]
...and They Are Off! Animal Planet Exposes the Most Dangerous Two Minutes in Sports in New Horse Racing Docu-Drama "Jockeys"
Due on Friday, February 6, the docu-soap chronicles the lives and careers of seven 112-pound jockeys and their 1,200-pound horses.

[01/09/09 - 12:43 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "Dallas Dna" Profiles the Headline-Making Dallas County Conviction Integrity Unit as It Seeks Justice for the Dallas Community
The six-part series debuts Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/09/09 - 12:42 PM]
All-New Discovery Series Celebrates the Ingenuity of Inventors and the Art of Selling Their Products
The 13-part BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE will roll out in the spring.

[01/09/09 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Channel's Emmy Award Winning Original Series "Cash Cab" Returns for a Fourth Season of the Ever Popular Game Show
New this season, random contestants are given the opportunity to double their winnings in the "double ride" portion of the show.

[01/09/09 - 12:40 PM]
The "Breakout" Show of the New Year - Discovery Channel Makes the Great Escape with "One Way Out"
The series, featuring escapologist Jonathan Goodwin, bows Monday, January 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/09/09 - 12:40 PM]
Most Dramatic Natural Events on the Planet Featured in Epic Six-Part Premiere Series, "Seasons of Survival" (Wt)
The series is a co-production of BBC and Discovery Channel -- the partners that brought PLANET EARTH, the most lauded natural history series of all time, to the screen.

[01/09/09 - 12:39 PM]
Discovery Channel Delves Into the Subconscious World of Attraction in "Science of Sex Appeal"
Premiering Sunday, February 8, the special "isolates every detail of human sex appeal and explores what is genetic, hormonal and neurological."

[01/09/09 - 12:38 PM]
TLC Celebrates the Most Unique Love Stories with Three Extraordinary Wedding Events
Look for A VERY DUGGAR WEDDING, SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ULTIMATE WEDDING EDITION and WORLD'S HEAVIEST MAN GETS MARRIED in the coming weeks.

[01/09/09 - 12:37 PM]
TLC Launches New Thursday Night Block
New adventure logging series HELI-LOGGERS will join STREET CUSTOMS starting February 5.

[01/09/09 - 12:36 PM]
Get the Facts on Animal Planet's Walk the Lion, Featuring Dave Salmoni
In this six-part series, "Dave returns to the African bush to interpret the complex social construct within a pride of lions as he embarks on a long-awaited personal journey."

[01/09/09 - 12:34 PM]
Investigation Discovery Signs Series Development Deal with Journalist Paula Zahn
Pending a green light, the series will debut in 2009, and Zahn will become network talent for Investigation Discovery.

[01/09/09 - 12:14 PM]
ABC Ranks as the No. 1 Non-Sports Net and Sees Its Top Thursday with Regular Programming in Nearly 2 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 8.

[01/09/09 - 12:00 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2008: #10-1

[01/09/09 - 09:59 AM]
Logo and Rupaul Are in Search of America's Next Drag Queen Superstar
Joining RuPaul on the judges panel are fashion journalist and best-selling author Merle Ginsberg and "Project Runway" breakout star and designer Santino Rice plus a bevy of celebrity guest judges.

[01/09/09 - 09:03 AM]
2009 Is the Year to Get 'Happy Squared' as Nickelodeon Celebrates 10 Years of Spongebob Squarepants
The show is seen in 171 markets in 25 languages and is the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks' history.

[01/09/09 - 09:02 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights 26 Additional Episodes of New Cg Animated Comedy Series the Penguins of Madagascar
In total, 52 episodes of the series will begin rolling out on Saturday, March 28 at 9:30/8:30c after the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards.

[01/09/09 - 09:01 AM]
Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards Locks Dwayne Johnson to Host 2009's Star-Studded, Slime-Filled Live Telecast, Saturday, March 28
"Every spring I look forward to three things: the Easter Bunny, bass fishing with my bare hands and the brilliance of fluorescent green slime flying through the air at someone's face," said Johnson.

[01/09/09 - 09:01 AM]
Jesse James Takes on Death-Defying Events Each Week in Spike TV's 'Jesse James Is a Dead Man'
The new series, featuring the former "Monster Garage" star, will premiere Sunday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/09/09 - 09:00 AM]
Presidents' Day Is Spectacular! on Nickelodeon with Rivalry, Romance and Rock and Roll
Nolan Gerard Funk stars in "Spectacular!," premiering Monday, February 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/09/09 - 06:17 AM]
Stephanie March Returns to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
March will return for six episodes, beginning Tuesday, February 17, (10-11 p.m. ET/PT).

[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.







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[01/18/19 - 11:22 PM]
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[01/18/19 - 05:27 PM]
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[01/18/19 - 12:28 PM]
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[01/18/19 - 11:09 AM]
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[01/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
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[01/18/19 - 10:50 AM]
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[01/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/18/19 - 09:16 AM]
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[01/17/19 - 01:07 PM]
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