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[02/05/09 - 06:53 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 5
Updates include: CBS, The CW add pilots; casting begins on "NCIS" and "Gossip Girl" spin-offs; and Imagine Television books three comedies at FOX.

[02/05/09 - 03:00 PM]
The Highly Anticipated Feature-Length Prequel to the Series Phenomenon, 'Battlestar Galactica' Premiering Exclusively on DVD and Digital Download
"Caprica" will hit shelves on April 21 while the series itself will roll out in 2010.

[02/05/09 - 01:26 PM]
TBS Expands Order for Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, from Debmar-Mercury, to 80 Episodes
"I am thrilled to be extending my relationship with TBS," Perry said. "From an artistic point of view, it has been a delight creating MEET THE BROWNS and watching how my audience has embraced it so quickly."

[02/05/09 - 01:00 PM]
HBO Renews Acclaimed Drama Series Big Love for Fourth Season
Production on the fourth season will begin later this year, with debut slated for 2010.

[02/05/09 - 12:58 PM]
AbcfamilY.com Adds Take180's "My Alibi," an Original Short-Form Series That Incorporates Audience Contributions, to Its Online Video Offerings
Zachary Burr Abel, Alison Brie and Gabrielle Carteris star in the project, about "five high school seniors as they set out to prove their innocence after a scandalous prank is pulled on school premises."

[02/05/09 - 12:57 PM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to FOX on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 4.

[02/05/09 - 10:12 AM]
Sci Fi Presents U.S. Television Premiere of Two 'Stargate' Films This Spring
"Stargate: The Ark of Truth" airs on Friday, March 27 followed by "Stargate: Continuum" on Friday, April 3.

[02/05/09 - 09:34 AM]
Ricki Lake Is the New Headmistress of VH1's Third Installment of Charm School
The new season, featuring the girls from "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels" and "Real Chance of Love," is due this summer.

[02/05/09 - 09:05 AM]
Terence Blanchard, Neil Diamond, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Stevie Wonder Added to Stellar Lineup for "51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Kate Beckinsale, Blink 182, Natalie Cole, Zooey Deschanel, Diddy, Morgan Freeman, Green Day, Dwayne Johnson, John Legend, Leona Lewis, LL Cool J, Jason Mraz, Emily Procter, Leann Rimes and will.I.am are added as presenters.

[02/05/09 - 12:46 AM]
Interview: "Friday Night Lights" Co-Stars Kyle Chandler & Connie Britton

[02/04/09 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 4
Updates include: Steve Zahn and Stephen Graham head to HBO; Yves Simoneau to helm ABC's "V" revival; and more casting news for pilot season.

[02/04/09 - 04:06 PM]
NBC First to Commit to Obama Address
President Obama will address the nation twice this month: Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 24.

[02/04/09 - 02:12 PM]
Bravo Lets America Vote for Final Contestant on New Series 'The Fashion Show'
The newcomer, due later this year, follows "professional designers as they strive to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog world of fashion."

[02/04/09 - 01:54 PM]
America's Most Wanted Wants You to Choose Your Favorite Hero
As in previous years, thousands of police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders are expected to be nominated.

[02/04/09 - 01:53 PM]
The CW's "90210" Climbs to Best Performance in a Month and Best Against Idol in All Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 3.

[02/04/09 - 01:18 PM]
ABC Delays "Cupid," NBC Benches "Who"
Plus: NBC will bookend the April 9 launch of the Amy Poehler-led "Parks & Recreations" with two new episodes of "The Office."

[02/04/09 - 01:04 PM]
ABC Announces New Comedy, "Surviving Suburbia," to Premiere Monday, April 6
The series, starring Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson, will follow "Dancing With the Stars" at 9:30/8:30c.

[02/04/09 - 12:14 PM]
Models Tell All!!!!!!
Look for a marathon of season five of "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" this Sunday on Oxygen.

[02/04/09 - 09:42 AM]
Vivica A. FOX Signed to Host TV Land's "The Cougar"
The eight-episode series will premiere in April.

[02/04/09 - 09:41 AM]
'Battlestar Galactica' Scores Best Performance Since Season 2 Premiere with New Live + 7 Data
Sci Fi further spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[02/04/09 - 08:37 AM]
BBC America Announces Three Sci Fi Dramas - Being Human, Survivors and a New Season of Primeval
All three shows will premiere later in 2009.

[02/03/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 3
Updates include: Kendra Wilkinson to star in "The Girls Next Door" spin-off and HBO to tackle the financial meltdown of 2008.

[02/03/09 - 03:08 PM]
The Jonas Brothers Rock the CW on Tuesday, February 10, to Host a Night of "90210" and "Privileged"
The trio will also offer a sneak peek of their new film, "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience," in theaters February 27.

[02/03/09 - 02:42 PM]
Oxygen Scores with "Supermodel Sunday"
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, February 1.

[02/03/09 - 01:43 PM]
Taking a Chance on Love Scores for Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/03/09 - 01:41 PM]
The 'Love Comes Softly' Journey Continues as Seven-Time Emmy(R) Award Winner Cloris Leachman, Sarah Jones, Patrick Duffy, Kevin Richardson and Haylie Duff Star in 'Love Takes Wing' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering April 4
Lou Diamond Phillips co-stars in and directs the film, the seventh adaptation from the "Love Comes Softly" novels by Janette Oke.

[02/03/09 - 01:40 PM]
CBS Wins Monday in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 2.

[02/03/09 - 01:39 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Sweeps Its Time Slot as Saturday's #1 Program on Saturday, January 31
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/03/09 - 01:38 PM]
Nominees Adele, Chris Brown and Sugarland Added to the Superstar Lineup of Performers for the "51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Sheryl Crow, Craig Ferguson, Al Green, Jay Mohr, Queen Latifah and T-Pain are named presenters.

[02/03/09 - 01:25 PM]
Lifetime Television Announces a Second Order of the Popular New Reality Series
Eight episodes have been ordered for the second cycle, which will follow a new group of friends for 120 days culminating in a big event.

[02/03/09 - 01:23 PM]
HGTV Orders Additional Episodes of David Bromstad's Color Splash
The series, which airs Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c, has been extended for 26 episodes.

[02/03/09 - 12:41 PM]
Fremantlemedia North America Holds Open Casting Audition in Nashville for Season Two of "Can You Duet" on Cmt
CMT will hold an open call audition on Saturday, March 7 for thousands of country star hopefuls at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee.

[02/03/09 - 12:38 PM]
CMT Orders a Second Season of "Can You Duet" from Fremantlemedia North America
A new eight-episode season will launch in June.

[02/03/09 - 12:32 PM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Builds Week to Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 3rd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 2.

[02/03/09 - 12:31 PM]
The Bachelor Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 26-February 1.

[02/03/09 - 12:30 PM]
ABC to Announce the New Cast of "Dancing with the Stars" in a Special Primetime 'All Night Name Drop' Hosted by Tom Bergeron, Sunday February 8
The season eight cast will be revealed in interstitials during that night's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters."

[02/03/09 - 12:23 PM]
NBC's Monday Line-Up of 'Chuck,' 'Heroes' and 'Medium' Return to Strong Numbers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, February 2.

[02/03/09 - 11:46 AM]
NBC's Record-Breaking Super Bowl Xliii Supercharges the Network's Top-Rated Week of JaN. 26-FeB. 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 26-February 1.

[02/03/09 - 10:02 AM]
Most Viewed TV Program in History: Super Bowl Xliii on Nbc
NBC spins the final numbers for Sunday, February 1.

[02/03/09 - 09:53 AM]
Change Has Come to the CW Network
"Reaper" will now return on Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c while "90210" moves to 9:00/8:00c.

[02/03/09 - 08:50 AM]
Head & Shoulders Teams Up with CBS Interactive to Create New Original Web Series 'Heckle U,' Premiering Monday, FeB. 9
The 10-webisode series stars Tom Arnold, Owen Benjamin, Katie Cleary, Kirk Fox and Chris Wylde.

[02/03/09 - 07:54 AM]
The Ax Men Are Back - Returning Monday, March 2 at 10pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
Returning companies J.M. Browning Logging of Astoria and Vernonia's Pihl Logging will be joined by three newcomers this season.

[02/03/09 - 07:23 AM]
DirecTV Cultivates More Comedy on the 101 Network with Trailer Park Boys
Back-to-back episodes will debut every week on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c starting February 5.

[02/03/09 - 07:04 AM]
Snl Announces February Lineup; Features Valentine's Day Spectacular
Bradley Cooper and TV On The Radio are set for February 7 while Alec Baldwin and the Jonas Brothers will do the honors on Valentine's Day.

[02/02/09 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 2
Updates include: ABC Family axes "Kyle XY"; ABC, CBS order new reality projects; and directors line up for pilots.

[02/02/09 - 02:43 PM]
'The Office' Scores Record Ratings Following Super Bowl Xliii
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 1.

[02/02/09 - 01:31 PM]
Jennifer Hudson and Seal to Perform at "40th Naacp Image Awards" Thursday, February 12, Live on Fox
Plus: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Taraji P. Henson, Keke Palmer, Regina Taylor and Kerry Washington have been tapped as presenters.

[02/02/09 - 01:31 PM]
Meredith Baxter and Lesley Ann Warren Star in 'Bound by a Secret,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering March 7
Bridget Ann White, Timothy Bottoms and Newcomer Ellery Sprayberry also star in the project, previously dubbed "Tea for Two" and "The Glass Seagull."

[02/02/09 - 01:30 PM]
CBS.com Number One Among All Broadcast Network Sites in Unique Viewers in December
The site currently ranks number two in video streams, with year-over-year growth of 45%.

[02/02/09 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Qualifies as the Highest-Rated Non-Sports Network on "Super Bowl Sunday"
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 1.







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[06/02/15 - 09:09 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "He Shed, She Shed(TM)"
Each episode of "He Shed, She Shed" will follow two homeowners, friends or neighbors in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown - as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed.

[06/02/15 - 09:08 AM]
Adult Swim Prescribes Another Season of "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm happy," said Corddry. "After our season six cliff hanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more."

[06/02/15 - 08:59 AM]
"Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014," A Thought-Provoking Look at the Lives and Untimely Deaths of People Killed by Gun Violence in America, Debuts June 22, Exclusively on HBO
The film details victims' lives in the moments leading up to the shootings and shows how each death reverberates in the lives of others.

[06/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
Award-Winning Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor Eli Roth to Host "Shark Week's" Hit Late-Night Talk Show "Shark After Dark"
The new season airs Sunday, July 5 to Thursday, July 9 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on Discovery.

[06/02/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops NBC in Tight Demo Race of Originals
The Alphabet's "The Whispers" opens up 25% from the season premiere of "Mistresses" a year ago.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of New Discovery Channel Series "Killing Fields"
The series will reveal the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields - locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
CMT Adds Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to Its Growing Roster of Performers for 2015 "CMT Music Awards" Live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.

[06/02/15 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" to Series and a One-Hour Stand-Up Special
"I'm deeply touched that Comedy Central has decided to fulfill my Make-A-Wish dream of hosting a comedy show about sex. My parents are very proud (of my sister, who is a teacher)," said Glaser.

[06/02/15 - 07:54 AM]
Ovation TV Green-Lights New Original Series for the Fall: "Art Breakers"
The series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.

[06/02/15 - 06:01 AM]
Dwyane Wade to Join ABC "NBA Countdown" Team during The Finals
Wade, who has played in the previous four NBA Finals on ABC, will contribute insights and analysis during pre-game and halftime shows for Games 2 and 3, and again for Games 6 and 7, if necessary.

[06/01/15 - 03:25 PM]
"Homeland" Recruits New Assets for Season Five
They'll join returning series stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin.

[06/01/15 - 03:04 PM]
Luke Mitchell Joins "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Series Regular
First introduced last season as a member of the Inhuman tribe led by Agent Skye's mother, Jiaying, Lincoln possesses the ability to generate and wield electricity.

[06/01/15 - 02:35 PM]
After Record Ratings Growth, Logo Announces Greenlight of New Series "Food to Get You Laid" with Sexy Celebrity Chef Ronnie Woo and 'Ru-vealing' Season of "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Also on tap is a new season of "Secret Guide to Fabulous" beginning Sunday, July 26.

[06/01/15 - 02:21 PM]
ESPN Extends Support of Special Olympics' Global Initiative to Promote Social Inclusion and Acceptance through Sports
To date, ESPN has invested nearly $5 million in financial and in-kind support.

[06/01/15 - 02:09 PM]
Animal Planet's "Monster Week" Scared Up Monster Ratings, Bolstered by "The Cannibal in the Jungle" and "River Monsters"
Animal Planet further spins the numbers for May 17-25.