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[01/29/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 29
Updates include: CBS orders three drama pilots; Billy Campbell to topline NBC's "Lost in the '80s"; and ABC eyes The CW orphan "Surviving Suburbia."

[01/29/09 - 02:28 PM]
The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric Primetime Special Sampled by 6.45 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/09 - 02:26 PM]
Lil' Wayne Gives Katie Couric a Glimpse of His Prowess Out of the Music Studio and in the Bowling Alley During "Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy Special," on Wednesday, FeB. 4
"Music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me, so I have to cover all the areas with my album," says the Grammy nominated rap star.

[01/29/09 - 02:25 PM]
NBC Extends "Howie Do It," Firms Up Returning Series Commitments
"Howie" gets 12 more episodes while "The Office" (29 episodes), "Heroes" (26), "My Name Is Earl" (26) and "The Biggest Loser" (19) will go the extra mile.

[01/29/09 - 01:43 PM]
MTV Brings You the Night of Change with "T.i's Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go" and the Return of "From G's to Gents Hosted by Fonzworth Bentley
Both series will premiere on Tuesday, February 10th from 9:00PM - 11:30PM ET/PT.

[01/29/09 - 01:30 PM]
Investigation Discovery Explores the Dark and Hidden Cultures of Gangs Around the World in Gang Nation
The series makes its U.S. premiere Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/29/09 - 01:14 PM]
Discovery Channel Continues Its Ratings Success with a Top-Rated Tuesday Night Line Up
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.

[01/29/09 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to FOX on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/09 - 11:11 AM]
Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Hollywood 'Bad Boy,' Ray J Teams Up with VH1 to Find a True Leading Lady
Additionally, VH1.com will launch a sneak peek of the first episode beginning Tuesday, January 27.

[01/29/09 - 11:08 AM]
Christina Norman Named Chief Executive Officer of Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network
The new cable network is slated to launch in late 2009/early 2010 on what is currently Discovery Health Channel.

[01/29/09 - 10:52 AM]
BET and BET J Shine for Black History Month with an Awe-Inspiring Lineup of Music Specials, Original Shows and New Movie Premieres Every Sunday
Among the highlights: the second annual BET HONORS and the network premiere of A RAISIN IN THE SUN.

[01/29/09 - 09:37 AM]
Spike TV and Paramount Home Entertainment Hit the Streets with 'Dea: Detroit' Arriving in Stores on February 10
The DVD's bonus material includes a full-length episode of "Real Vice Cops: Uncut."

[01/29/09 - 09:10 AM]
U2, Kid Rock, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Rihanna Added to Superstar Lineup for the "51st Annual Grammy Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Simon Baker, Jack Black, Duffy, Josh Groban, Charlie Haden, Samuel L. Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow are announced as presenters.

[01/29/09 - 08:43 AM]
The Force Is Coming to TNT: Star Wars(Tm): The Clone Wars(Tm) Premieres in February
The network will kick off the series with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00/10:00c, immediately following TNT's NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

[01/29/09 - 08:22 AM]
Ashes to Ashes Takes BBC America Back to the '80s
The "Life on Mars" sequel premieres Saturday, March 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/29/09 - 08:17 AM]
NFL Legend Michael Strahan and Acclaimed NFL Journalist Jay Glazer to Host New Season of Spike TV's 'Pros VS. Joes'
The new season goes into production in sports venues around Los Angeles in February and launches in the spring.

[01/29/09 - 07:46 AM]
Dog the Bounty Hunter Returns with All New Episodes on Wednesday, February 4 @ 9:30pm ET/PT on A&e
"Jack and Jill," a special hour-long episode, has the team "follow the trail of a drug-abusing family that's in hot water."

[01/29/09 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "Heroes" Co-Star Masi Oka

[01/29/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Hell's Kitchen" Host Gordon Ramsay

[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."







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