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[01/23/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 23
Updates include: FOX moves forward with its "Ab Fab" import; ABC orders two-hour pilot for "Happy Town"; and "Trauma" snags a director-contingent pilot commitment.

[01/23/09 - 02:16 PM]
They Didn't Just Wage WaR... They Invented IT. Battles Bc Premieres Monday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
The new series "uses a stunning graphic style comparable to 300, the hit feature film, to show leaders from the ancient world in some of the greatest conflicts in history."

[01/23/09 - 01:10 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original Series "Solitary V3.0" Delivers the Largest Audience of Any Original Series in Its History
Fox Reality spins the numbers for Saturday, January 17.

[01/23/09 - 12:26 PM]
ABC Wins Thursday in Adults 18-49, Beating Its Competitors by Wide Margins
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 22.

[01/23/09 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 22.

[01/23/09 - 10:55 AM]
CBS News Presents "Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy(R) Special," Featuring Interviews with Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
"Couric has an innate ability for getting people to reveal themselves in a uniquely intimate way," says executive producer Susan Zirinsky.

[01/23/09 - 10:54 AM]
The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" in Primetime
A special primetime broadcast is set for Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00/7:00c in addition to its regularly scheduled 6:30/5:30c newscast that evening.

[01/23/09 - 08:58 AM]
Explosive, Action-Packed Week of Premieres in the World Premiere Series 'The Detonators' and 'Adrenaline Rush Hour'
"Detonators" bows Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00/7:00c while "Adrenaline" launches Friday, January 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/23/09 - 07:02 AM]
Oxygen's "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" Struts to Season Six on January 25 from 11 Am to 11 PM ET/PT
Plus: Danielle "Dani" Evans reveals insider information in an all new Oxygen obsessed interview.

[01/23/09 - 06:54 AM]
America's Rowdiest Girls Will Be Sent to Prim-And-Proper England for a Complete Transformation in MTV's "The Girls of Hedsor Hall" Premiering on Monday, February 9th at 9pm ET/PT
"Hall" sends 12 of the rowdiest, most foul-mouthed women in America off to England, where proper young ladies are born and bred.

[01/23/09 - 12:27 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Last Templar, The" (NBC)

[01/22/09 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 22
Updates include: "Mercy" joins NBC's pilot roster; RHI Entertainment keeps busy at Sci Fi and ABC; and ABC greenlights its "Witches of Eastwick" revival.

[01/22/09 - 03:27 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Scores Series' Best Ratings and There's Nothing Fake About That
Bravo spins the numbers for January 20-21.

[01/22/09 - 02:37 PM]
Over One Million Viewers "Voted" for "Bad Girls Club" on Night of Presidential Inauguration
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 20.

[01/22/09 - 01:35 PM]
The CW Puts "Fear" Into Fridays
The CW is sending "13: Fear Is Real" to Friday nights while "Privileged" is set to get an extra run on Wednesdays.

[01/22/09 - 01:07 PM]
TNT and Dove Hair Care Unveil Creative Promotion Around Trust Me
TNT will later introduce Rolling Rock within key storylines for the series and integrate the brand through a separate marketing sponsorship.

[01/22/09 - 01:06 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Spices Up Valentine's Day with the Premiere of Hot New Episodes of "Battle of the Bods"
Olivia Lee returns as host of the series, due on Saturday, February 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/22/09 - 01:04 PM]
BBC Worldwide America Announces Landmark Spooks Syndication Deal with Pbs
The U.K. import will roll out in 85 markets, on stations covering 64% of the country, starting this month.

[01/22/09 - 12:42 PM]
ABC Generates Its Highest-Rated Wednesday Evening, with Series Programming in Over 1-1/2 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 21.

[01/22/09 - 12:27 PM]
America's Got Talent Is Coming to a City Near You!
This year's audition sites include Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, New York City, Miami, Seattle and Austin, Texas.

[01/22/09 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV Teams Up with NFL Legend Michael Irvin to Give an NFL Hopeful a Shot at Making the Dallas Cowboys Roster
"This is a groundbreaking opportunity for football players and football fans," said Irvin.

[01/22/09 - 09:59 AM]
Cook Yourself Thin with Lifetime Television as All-New Culinary Series Teaches Viewers How to Make Their Favorite Foods Healthy
The series, which features culinary experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai, will premiere this spring.

[01/22/09 - 09:09 AM]
NBC.com Gives Fans 'The Office' Addictionary
Users are able to submit their own words, rate and comment on others' words, submit definitions for words yet-to-be created and follow all of the activity via Twitter feed.

[01/22/09 - 08:51 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Announces Organizational Restructure
ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios will now be operated as a coordinated business unit entitled ABC Entertainment Group and managed by Stephen McPherson.

[01/22/09 - 06:26 AM]
Americas Next Top Model Obsessed on Oxygen Struts to Double and Triple Digit Increases Among Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, January 18.

[01/21/09 - 07:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 21
Updates include: Sarah Chalke joined by quartet on Lifetime's "Maneater"; and CMT to revive FOX's "Nanny 911."

[01/21/09 - 04:21 PM]
Secret Life Routs the CW's "Gossip Girl" at 8 O'Clock
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 19.

[01/21/09 - 03:12 PM]
ABC's "Samantha," FOX's "Hole" to Take a Break
The Christina Applegate-led comedy will be MIA until the spring while "Hole" is getting a two-week hiatus.

[01/21/09 - 02:58 PM]
It's a Barrel of Laughs on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio"
Conan O'Brien will join James Lipton for a special two-hour installment on January 26, preceded by a 10-hour marathon of classic "Studio" shows.

[01/21/09 - 02:14 PM]
History (Tm) Explores the Astonishing Final Chapter of America's Most Revered President
The two-hour special STEALING LINCOLN'S BODY premieres on Monday, February 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/21/09 - 02:04 PM]
For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Is Up Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 02:02 PM]
ABC Marks Its Strongest Tuesday in 8 Weeks in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 20.

[01/21/09 - 01:59 PM]
CBS News "48 Hours Mystery" Was the Night's #1 Program in Households and Viewers on Saturday, JaN. 17
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 17.

[01/21/09 - 01:07 PM]
ABC Family Qualifies as Cable's No. 1 Network in Prime in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 11:41 AM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Nominee Tom Selleck Stars in "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," a New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Sunday, March 1
Kathy Baker, Camryn Manheim and Joanna Miles also star in the film, the fifth in the "Jesse Stone" franchise.

[01/21/09 - 11:04 AM]
Saturday Night Live Welcomes Back Veteran Host Steve Martin January 31, Jason Mraz Makes His Debut as Musical Guest
Steve Martin will make his "SNL" record 15th appearance as host when he returns after three years to Studio 8H on January 31st.

[01/21/09 - 11:01 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of JaN. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Has a Championship Week Placing First in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 09:06 AM]
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz Set to Guest Star on "Csi: Ny," Wednesday, March 18
Simpson-Wentz will play Lila Wickfield, "a 21-year-old hotel cleaning lady who is working her way through community college, and Wentz will play her boyfriend, Chester Bryon."

[01/21/09 - 08:32 AM]
British Fashion Gurus Trinny and Susannah Join Forces with Tlc
The one-hour special "Making Over America with Trinny and Susannah" premieres this Saturday after the 2009 Miss America Pageant.

[01/21/09 - 07:14 AM]
MTV Explodes Into Sunday Nights Beginning February 8th at 9pm ET/PT
The lineup includes "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "The CollegeHumor Show," "Nitro Circus" and "How's Your News?"

[01/21/09 - 12:28 AM]
Interview: "Lie to Me" Star Samuel Baum

[01/20/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 20
Updates include: FOX orders seven pilots, including three dramas and four comedies; while Kurt Fuller is set to go "Legally Mad" for NBC.

[01/20/09 - 03:24 PM]
Battlestar Galactica Returns with Double-Digit Gains
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/20/09 - 02:21 PM]
What Color Is Love? Continues Lifetime Movie Network's Ratings Success with Sunday, January 18, Premiere
LMN spins the numbers for Sunday, January 18.

[01/20/09 - 01:52 PM]
'Friday Night Lights' Kicks Off Its Third Season on NBC with a Three-Month Time-Period High for the Network
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/20/09 - 01:38 PM]
Wciu-TV / Chicago Adds "Street Court"
The series follows "Judge Mazz" (aka Michael Mazzariello), a tough-talking former Brooklyn D.A., as he summons litigants back to the scene of each dispute.

[01/20/09 - 12:04 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company, 19 Entertainment and Fremantlemedia Announce Sponsors for Eighth Season of "American Idol"
Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola and AT&T will return as the official sponsors.

[01/20/09 - 12:03 PM]
Fall Out Boy Unleashes Their Yellow and Rocks Out with Their Version of "The Simpsons" Theme Song
The band's rendition will be featured during the end credits of the January 25 episode.

[01/20/09 - 11:48 AM]
ABC's New Monday Lineup Sees Its Best Numbers to Date
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 19.







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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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[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 07:30 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 07:05 AM]
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