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[01/13/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 13
Updates include: VH1 to launch "For the Love of Ray J" next month; plus TCA notes from FOX and The CW.

[01/13/09 - 06:05 PM]
Networks Confirm Bush Address Plans for Thursday
ABC, FOX and NBC have opted to join various repeat programming in progress while CBS will air its schedule in its entirety after the planned 15-minute speech.

[01/13/09 - 02:37 PM]
CBS News Correspondent Byron Pitts Named a Contributor to "60 Minutes"
Pitts, who has appeared on the series periodically since 2006, will be featured regularly beginning in the 2009-10 season.

[01/13/09 - 02:36 PM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 for the Seventh Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 11.

[01/13/09 - 02:08 PM]
Freshman Season of 'Sanctuary' Makes Sci FI.com History
Sci Fi spins the digital numbers for the season to date.

[01/13/09 - 02:06 PM]
CBS Programming Advisory for Thursday, JaN. 15
The network's schedule will be broadcast in its entirety on Thursday, immediately following President Bush's address to the nation.

[01/13/09 - 01:40 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Expecting a Miracle" Ranks as #1 Cable Program of the Night, #1 Cable Movie of the Week and Boosts Network to #1 in Prime Time for the Day
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 10.

[01/13/09 - 01:33 PM]
Animal Planet Boosts New Entertainment Slate with Trio of Innovative and Genre-Expanding Series
The newcomers include "Animal Armageddon," "River Monsters" and "Groomer Has It" spin-off "Beverly Hills Groomer."

[01/13/09 - 01:32 PM]
Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Talent Lineup for Neighborhood Inaugural Ball and Kids' Inaugural Concert
Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira and Stevie Wonder are all set to perform during ABC's "The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration."

[01/13/09 - 01:03 PM]
CBS and Eqal Announce "Harper's Island" as a Multi-Platform Social Show Collaboration
The online social show will launch on Wednesday, March 18, several weeks prior to the broadcast premiere of HARPER'S ISLAND on Thursday, April 9.

[01/13/09 - 12:48 PM]
The 2009 CMT Music Awards to Air Live on Wednesday, June 17
Host, venue and ticket information to be announced at a later date.

[01/13/09 - 11:44 AM]
Unleash Your Yellow as "The Simpsons" Celebrate the "BesT. 20 YearS. EveR."
The year-long campaign begins tomorrow with THE SIMPSONS Poster Contest and will follow with multiple fan-based initiatives through January 2010.

[01/13/09 - 11:43 AM]
FOX Heads Back to School When "Sit Down, Shut Up" Premieres Sunday, April 19, on Fox
Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristin Chenoweth, Will Forte, Tom Kenny, Nick Kroll, Cheri Oteri, Kenan Thompson and Henry Winkler are among the ensemble voice cast.

[01/13/09 - 11:42 AM]
House Celebrates Milestone 100th Episode Monday, February 2, on Fox
In the 100th episode, "The Greater Good," House and the team take on the case of a woman who collapsed in the middle of a cooking class.

[01/13/09 - 11:41 AM]
Prison Break Plans Its Greatest Escape Yet as Series Comes to a Close This Spring
The show's final installments will begin airing Friday, April 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/13/09 - 11:40 AM]
So You Think You Can Dance Season Five Auditions Continue Tuesday, February 3 in Miami
Producers will also travel to Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis and Seattle "seeking dancers who best represent the rhythm of the nation."

[01/13/09 - 11:35 AM]
The Mentalist Delivers Its Largest Audience Ever
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 5-11.

[01/13/09 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Week Last Year in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 5-11.

[01/13/09 - 11:33 AM]
Week 2 of ABC's Monday Lineup Holds 100% of the Net's Week-Ago Premieres Across All Key Adult Demographics
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 12.

[01/13/09 - 11:31 AM]
'Golden Globes' and 'Biggest Loser' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of JaN. 5-11
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 5-11.

[01/13/09 - 11:07 AM]
The Big Bang Theory and "How I Met Your Mother" Open the New Year with Record Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, January 12.

[01/13/09 - 07:41 AM]
Some Secrets Are Better Left Hidden in the Provocative New Drama Mistresses
"Mistresses" premieres Friday, February 20 at 8:00/7:00c on BBC America.

[01/13/09 - 12:29 AM]
Interview: "American Idol" Judge Simon Cowell

[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)







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[02/01/15 - 08:51 AM]
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[02/01/15 - 08:30 AM]
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[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
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[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
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