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[01/12/09 - 08:37 PM]
FOX to Carry Bush Farewell Address on Thursday
To accommodate the address, FOX has opted to delay the Thursday premiere of "Bones" until next week.

[01/12/09 - 06:10 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 12
Updates include: Hilary Duff to topline NBC's "Barely Legal"; a trio added to "Light Years" at The CW; and TNT gives a series commitment to Ray Romano's "Men of a Certain Age."

[01/12/09 - 02:49 PM]
'Stargate Atlantis' and 'Sanctuary' Finales Triumph on Sci Fi
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, January 9.

[01/12/09 - 02:48 PM]
Sci Fi Orders a Third Season of Reality Hit Destination Truth
Nine new episodes are set to roll out this fall.

[01/12/09 - 02:47 PM]
Taylor Swift, the Best-Selling Musical Artist of 2008, Will Guest Star in an Upcoming Episode of "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation"
Taylor will play Haley Jones, a teenaged girl whose family runs a seedy Vegas motel.

[01/12/09 - 02:17 PM]
Soapnet's New Original Series, "Being Erica," Premieres Thursday, February 19 at 10:00 Pm
Erin Karpluk, Michael Riley and Tyron Leitso star in the series, which comes from Temple Street Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

[01/12/09 - 02:16 PM]
Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Nominee Eriq La Salle, Emmy and Naacp Image Award(R) Winner Miss Cicely Tyson, Michael Michele and Michael Beach Star in 'Relative Stranger' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering March 14
The original movie also co-stars Dan Castellaneta, Dana Davis and Carlos McCullers II.

[01/12/09 - 12:51 PM]
ABC Retains 100% of Its Week-Ago Performance in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 11.

[01/12/09 - 11:46 AM]
'The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards' Delivers NBC's Biggest Non-Sports Viewership in the Sunday Slot Since the 2006 Emmy Awards
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 11.

[01/12/09 - 10:56 AM]
Sony Pictures, Starz Extend Pay TV Agreement
The previous agreement between the two companies had covered motion pictures released theatrically through 2013.

[01/12/09 - 10:29 AM]
Showtime Launches Unprecedented Campaign to Promote January 18 Premiere of United States of Tara
The premiere episode of the original series is now available on more than a hundred multi-platforms, which translates into a reach of 170 million users.

[01/12/09 - 07:47 AM]
BET's 'Baldwin Hills' Returns for a Third Season
The new season kicks off Tuesday, January 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/12/09 - 07:44 AM]
BET Returns with Its Critically Acclaimed Hit Gospel Competition Show 'Sunday Best' Premiering Sunday, March 8 at 9:00 P.M.*
Kirk Franklin will return as host alongside judges Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary and Grammy Award-winner BeBe Winans.

[01/12/09 - 07:41 AM]
BET Networks Presents Extensive Coverage of the Historic Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama, Including All-Day News Coverage and Star-Studded Events
Nick Cannon will host YES WE WILL! BET'S INAUGURATION CELEBRATION on Tuesday, January 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/12/09 - 07:38 AM]
BET Will 'Raise the Praise' on Sunday, January 25 at 8:00 P.M.* with the 9th Annual 'Celebration of Gospel'
Mary Mary, LL Cool J, Louis Gossett Jr., Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Vickie Winans and more will take the stage alongside host Steve Harvey.

[01/12/09 - 07:35 AM]
BET's Wildly Popular Reality Series 'College Hill' Returns for an Explosive Sixth Season in Miami's South Beach
Look for the new season on Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/12/09 - 07:31 AM]
BET Captures the Flavor of the 'New Harlem Renaissance' with the Debut of the Original Series 'Harlem Heights' Premiering Monday, March 2 at 10:00 P.M.*
The series features "a diverse cast of eight young adults from different backgrounds who share common goals -- making the post-college leap into adulthood and finding love and success in the big city on their own terms."

[01/12/09 - 07:27 AM]
BET Turns the Tables on Unsuspecting Fans with New Celebrity Prank Show 'Played by Fame' Premiering Friday, January 30 at 10:00 P.M.*
Al Shearer hosts the series, which features such celebrity pranksters as Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Monica and Mario.

[01/12/09 - 07:23 AM]
BET Networks Kicks Off Inauguration Weekend with 'The BET Honors' and Hosts Its First-Ever Inaugural Ball
Hosted by Gabrielle Union, the January 17 special recognizes the accomplishments of Tyler Perry, Mary J. Blige, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, B. Smith, Judith Jamison and Congressman James E. Clyburn.

[01/12/09 - 06:02 AM]
Oxygen Will Make You Obsessed with "America's Next Top Model"
The show's off-network run will kick off with a 12-hour marathon Sunday, January 18 starting at 11 AM ET/PT.

[01/12/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Kyle Xy" Co-Executive Producer Julie Plec

[01/12/09 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Creator Brenda Hampton

[01/11/09 - 10:01 PM]
30 Rock Rocks the Golden Globes - Making NBC Universal Television Tops Among All Broadcast Networks with Three Wins and 10 Total Nominations
"Tina, Alec, and the cast and crew of "30 Rock" made us laugh week in and week out and it's fantastic to see them honored with their Golden Globe wins," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[01/10/09 - 01:28 PM]
'Howie Do It' Captures a 10-Month Non-Olympic Time-Period High
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 9.

[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.







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[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 25
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[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
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[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role
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[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
Red Nose Day Raises Over $42 Million to End Child Poverty, Top Talent Turns It on for NBC's Night of Themed Programming & Live Special
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[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
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Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
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