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[01/28/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 28
Updates include: NBC to revisit "Parenthood"; ABC greenlights Ricky Blitt's "Threesome"; and Bonnie Sommerville joins the Peacock's "Off Duty."

[01/28/09 - 02:21 PM]
Marie Sold for Fall 2009
The series will launch this fall on stations covering 70% of the country, including WNBC New York and KTLA Los Angeles.

[01/28/09 - 02:18 PM]
Deal Or No Deal Hits Season High Ratings
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/28/09 - 02:16 PM]
NBC's Super Bowl Xliii Pregame Show Presents a Full Day of Sports & Entertainment
The day's coverage begins with a two-hour installment of "Today" at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.

[01/28/09 - 02:14 PM]
NBC.com's Mobile Initiatives Post Explosive Growth
"Heroes," "The Office," "SNL," "Knight Rider" and "Lipstick Jungle" top the list of full episode streams.

[01/28/09 - 02:14 PM]
MTV Invites Viewers for a Night with the Ikki Twins Celebrating the Season Finale of "A Double Shot at Love" on February 3 Beginning at 9pm ET/PT
The season finale will be bookended by "A Double Shot At Love Reunion: Happy Hour" and "A Double Shot At Love: One Shot Too Many."

[01/28/09 - 02:13 PM]
CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery" Was the Night's #1 Program in Viewers and Adults 25-54 on Saturday, January 24
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 24.

[01/28/09 - 12:01 PM]
SpikE.com Kicks-Off 'Commercial Bowl' 2009
For the eighth consecutive year, the site serve as the premiere destination for advertisements from football's biggest night.

[01/28/09 - 11:01 AM]
Discovery Channel Posts a Mighty Monday of Record Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[01/28/09 - 10:45 AM]
Oxygen Presents Supermodel Sunday on February 1st from 11 Am to 11 PM ET/PT
New interviews with Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker and "fan favorites" will air throughout the marathon.

[01/28/09 - 10:29 AM]
Ncis Delivers 19 Million Viewers Against "American Idol," Third Highest Audience Ever and Posts Increases in Key Demos Compared to Last First-Run Broadcast
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.

[01/28/09 - 10:00 AM]
America's Next Top Model Returns with an All-New Cycle and 13 New Hopefuls on Wednesday, February 25 on the Cw
Plus: details are released on the 13 latest participants.

[01/27/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 27
Updates include: ABC adds three more pilots; FOX plans a "Masterwork"; and TBS on track to extend "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns."

[01/27/09 - 03:33 PM]
MTV Announces New Seasons for "The City," "Daddy's Girls," Greenlights New "Teen Cribs" Series
Plus: "Made" will have 28 new episodes added to its schedule and "The Real World: Cancun" is set to begin production.

[01/27/09 - 03:15 PM]
Bad Girls Club and "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" Propel Oxygen to Best Month Ever Among Women 18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/27/09 - 02:05 PM]
Ion Television to Launch in Hd on February 16
ION HD will initially roll out to 20 markets within ION's 55 market footprint - including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago - with additional roll-outs to occur throughout the year.

[01/27/09 - 02:04 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original Series "American Idol Extra" Returns for an Exciting Fourth Season
New host Jillian Reynolds joins the series, along with new co-host and former "Idol" finalist Ace Young.

[01/27/09 - 02:00 PM]
Cartoon Network Scores Significant Ratings, Delivery Gains Across January '09
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/27/09 - 01:58 PM]
AMC Premieres AMC Storymakers
Peter Bart and Peter Guber will host the series, "an intimate gathering of A-list actors in a round table discussion about current entertainment headlines."

[01/27/09 - 12:54 PM]
ABC Posts Its 3rd Straight Week of Year-To-Year Gains
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 19-25.

[01/27/09 - 12:52 PM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Grows in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[01/27/09 - 12:51 PM]
ABC's Big Red Ball Mascot Bounces Into New York City and Tampa Leading Up to "Wipeout Bowl I: Cheerleaders VS. Couch Potatoes"
The event airs Sunday, February 1, during half-time and immediately following the big game.

[01/27/09 - 12:38 PM]
Pop Singer Hilary Duff to Guest Star on "Ghost Whisperer," Friday, April 10
Duff will play Morgan Jefferies, "a beautiful woman of mystery who may be involved in the death of a man who fell victim - literally - to a freak accident."

[01/27/09 - 12:09 PM]
Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon Star in NBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Premiering April 20
The series will "lead celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their family trees that reveal surprising, inspiring and even tragic stories that often are linked to crucial events in American history."

[01/27/09 - 12:07 PM]
United States of America Takes Home Top-Prize on the Season Finale of "Superstars of Dance" Monday, January 26 on Nbc
Australia was a close second and South Africa came in third.

[01/27/09 - 12:06 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of JaN. 19-25
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 19-25.

[01/27/09 - 12:02 PM]
CBS Notches 15th Viewer Win in 18 Weeks This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 19-25.

[01/27/09 - 11:38 AM]
With Best-Ever January Deliveries, This Month Wraps as ABC Family's Most-Watched Non-December Ever in All Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/27/09 - 11:26 AM]
Bio Premieres New Original Talk and Music Performance Show "The Chris Isaak Hour"
The series, due on Thursday, February 26, will feature such guests as Trisha Yearwood, Stevie Nicks, Smashing Pumpkins, Chicago, Glen Campbell, Michael Buble and Yusuf Islam.

[01/27/09 - 08:06 AM]
NBC.com Brings 'Heroes' to Habbo's Virtual World
The "largest online virtual world for teens" announced today the launch of a new, virtual "Heroes" character.

[01/26/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 26
Updates include: "Legend of the Seeker" gets a second season; ABC gives "V" a green light; and CBS orders reality entry "Missing You."

[01/26/09 - 03:04 PM]
Sigourney Weaver Starrer Prayers for Bobby Draws 3.8 Million Viewers During Its Saturday, January 24, Premiere on Lifetime Television
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, January 24.

[01/26/09 - 02:46 PM]
Production Is Completed on "Safe Harbor," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Starring Treat Williams and Nancy Travis
The film is a story about "a couple about to set sail around the world who agree to take a couple of juvenile delinquents under their wing and in the process learn about hope, second chances and living their dreams."

[01/26/09 - 01:49 PM]
Roommates and "Sophie" Premiere on ABC Family on Monday, March 23 Beginning at 9:00 PM ET/PT
"Roommates" stars Tamera Mowry, Tyler Francavilla, Dorian Brown, Tommy Dewey and David Weidoff while "Sophie" stars Natalie Brown as the title character.

[01/26/09 - 01:49 PM]
TBS Gets in Gear with Gm for New Microseries My Manny
The microseries, which stars Elise Neal, Alana Ubach and Sharif Atkins will air within specialized commercial breaks during "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

[01/26/09 - 01:45 PM]
'Street Court' a Firm Go as More Stations Sign On
San Diego, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Raleigh and Charlotte are among the latest markets to carry the show.

[01/26/09 - 01:44 PM]
Riding Crest of Ratings, "Storm Stories" Surges to Second Season Fall 2009
The series has experienced a surge in the ratings, enjoying its highest numbers ever last week.

[01/26/09 - 01:42 PM]
Star Trek: The Next Generation Returns to Broadcast Television for the First Time in 8 Years
The strip is currently cleared in 83% of the country, including 29 of the top 30 markets.

[01/26/09 - 01:39 PM]
AMC Casts Lili Taylor, Arliss Howard and Dallas Roberts for Its Next Pilot
They'll join the previously cast James Badge Dale, Miranda Richardson, Paul Butler, Christopher Evan Welch, Lauren Hodges and Jessica Collins.

[01/26/09 - 01:27 PM]
TLC Goes on the Market with Two New Series
DEALS ON THE BUS and REAL ESTATE ROAD TEST both launch on Saturday, January 31.

[01/26/09 - 01:22 PM]
Mgm & Weigel Broadcasting's 'This TV' Hits 60% Clearance Mark, Concluding Deals with Key Stations from Tribune Broadcasting Company
"THIS TV" is a new digital service featuring hit movies and TV series from the expansive and treasured MGM library.

[01/26/09 - 12:17 PM]
It's Super Bowl Time!! Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse Touch Down in Tampa, Florida to Perform at 'The VH1 Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash' Premiering Live on Thursday, January 29 at 9 PM ET/PT
Also set to appear: New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora and Brandon Jacobs, Buffalo Bills' Marshawn Lynch and New England Patriots' Matt Cassell.

[01/26/09 - 11:30 AM]
Golden Globe Winner Scott Bakula ('Quantum Leap') Guest-Stars as Chuck's Estranged Dad in Multi-Episode Arc on NBC's Action-Comedy Series 'Chuck' This Spring
Bakula will also return to the small screen in TNT's "Men of a Certain Age," due in January 2010.

[01/26/09 - 11:11 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN Extend Agreement with Verizon to Offer Entertainment, Kids, Sports and News Programming
"Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty" are among the shows now available on V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless.

[01/26/09 - 11:09 AM]
ABC Wins in Adults 18-49, Beating Its Nearest Sunday Competitor by 43%
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 25.

[01/26/09 - 09:53 AM]
CBS Announces the 11 Teams for the 14th Installment of the Emmy Award-Winning "The Amazing Race" Premiering FeB. 15 on the CBS Television Network
Among the racers: writer, director and actor Mike White.

[01/26/09 - 09:49 AM]
ABC Announces New Thursday Night Comedy Block with "In the Motherhood" and "Samantha Who" at 8:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M.
In addition, "Better Off Ted" will premiere Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m., following "Scrubs" at 8:00 p.m.

[01/26/09 - 09:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Delves Into the Sub-Conscious World of Attraction in Science of Sex Appeal
"Science of Sex Appeal," a two-hour special, premieres Sunday, February 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/26/09 - 09:07 AM]
Spike Gets Hot for 'James Gunn's Pg Porn' and Picks Up Full Season of Popular Web Show
Michael Rosenbaum, Sean Gunn, Craig Robinson, Jerry O'Connell and Penn Jillette are all set to appear in upcoming episodes.

[01/26/09 - 08:57 AM]
DirecTV's the 101(R) Network Intensifies Its Lineup with Emmy and Golden Globe-Nominated Mini-Series Sleeper Cell
All 18 episodes (seasons one and two) will air commercial-free and in HD on Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c beginning January 28.







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