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[02/09/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 9
Updates include: Twentieth nixes "Cristina's Court"; TLC pulls the plug on "Trading Spaces"; and pilot wunderkind David Nutter to helm ABC's "Eastwick."

[02/09/09 - 03:57 PM]
Interview: "Criminal Minds" Co-Executive Producers Debra J. Fisher & Erica Messer

[02/09/09 - 02:34 PM]
One Woman Takes on the World, One Problem at a Time in the New Series "Sophie" Premiering March 23rd on ABC Family
Natalie Brown, Sebastian Spence, Jeff Geddis, Amy Lalonde, Mimi Kuzyk, Sara Botsford, Chantelle Chung and Catherine Bérubé all star in the series.

[02/09/09 - 02:33 PM]
Tamera Mowry Stars in the New ABC Family Original Series "Roommates" Premiering on Monday, March 23rd
The 13 all-new half-hour episodes also star Tyler Francavilla, Dorian Brown, Tommy Dewey and David Weidoff.

[02/09/09 - 02:32 PM]
Family Fun in the Sun Turns Into Family Drama in "Au Pair 3 Adventure in Paradise," Premiering Sunday, March 15, on ABC Family
Gregory Harrison and Heidi Saban topline the cast of the film, which will be preceded by encores of "Au Pair" and "Au Pair II."

[02/09/09 - 02:31 PM]
ABC Family's Hit Series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Picked Up for Second Season
The series has been picked up for a 24-episode order.

[02/09/09 - 02:19 PM]
National Organization for Rare Disorders to Partner with Discovery Health and "Mystery Diagnosis" for Rare Disease Day 2009
Rare Disease Day is "an event designed to call attention to the public health issues associated with rare diseases affecting nearly 30 million Americans and countless others worldwide."

[02/09/09 - 12:56 PM]
NBC Announces Multi-Talented Entertainer/Producer and Comedian Nick Cannon as Host of 'America's Got Talent' When Hit Talent-Competition Series Returns This Summer
Cannon replaces outgoing host Jerry Springer on the series, which features Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff as judges.

[02/09/09 - 12:25 PM]
Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Sells Judge Jeanine Pirro to the FOX Television Stations for Fall 2009
"Pirro" launched this fall on The CW as part of a two-hour weekday afternoon block of programming supplied by the distributor.

[02/09/09 - 12:24 PM]
Cross-Platform Marketing Campaign Connects with Grammy Audiences and Music Lovers
"There wasn't a place on air or online on CBS that wasn't speaking about the GRAMMYs in some form," said the network's Jack Sussman.

[02/09/09 - 12:22 PM]
Grammy Ratings Soar to Double Digit Increases
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 8.

[02/09/09 - 12:14 PM]
ABC Takes Second to a "Grammy"-Boosted Cbs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 8.

[02/09/09 - 12:11 PM]
Let "Cupid" Help You Share the Love with Special Valentine's Day Texts from You Or Your Loved Ones
Your message could possibly appear on the New York Times Square Jumbotron.

[02/09/09 - 10:54 AM]
Cartoon Network Picks Up Second Season of Lucasfilm LtD.'s Star Wars: The Clone Wars Television Series
The series wraps its freshman run on Friday, March 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/09/09 - 10:52 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 14-City Search for New Contestants and Certified Trainers
Casting calls begin later this month in New York City, Oklahoma City, Louisville, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte, Nashville, Houston, Miami, Columbus, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego.

[02/09/09 - 10:46 AM]
Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Winner Patty Duke Stars in 'Love Finds a Home' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering April 11
Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff and Jordan Bridges also star in the film, the eighth based on the "Love Comes Softly" series of novels.

[02/09/09 - 09:53 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "The Steve Wilkos Show" Renewed by Major Station Groups for Third Season
The series has the largest year-to-year growth of all nationally syndicated strips and just hit its all-time high ratings in the most recent weekly syndication figures.

[02/09/09 - 08:01 AM]
Hdnet Fights Inks Long-Term Deal with World Victory Road
The long-term partnership gives HDNet the exclusive rights to the company's Sengoku Mixed Martial Arts package.

[02/09/09 - 07:56 AM]
USA Network Licenses Universal Pictures' 2009 Film Slate in Groundbreaking Deal
The deal is considered to be one of the largest of its kind between a film studio and basic cable network.

[02/09/09 - 07:38 AM]
Oxygen's "Antm Obsessed" Offers Up Fashion Week Advice
A marathon of the show's third season airs this Sunday from 11 AM to 11 PM ET/PT.

[02/08/09 - 08:01 PM]
13 New Stars Get Set to Showcase Their Fancy Footwork as "Dancing with the Stars" Returns for Its Eighth Season, Monday, March 9 on Abc
Among the competitors: Husband and wife, Ty Murray and Jewel, compete for bragging rights while newly engaged professional dancers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, go head-to-head.

[02/06/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 6
Updates include: Jerry Springer leaves NBC's "Got Talent"; "Burn Notice's" Jeffrey Donovan gets a raise; and two medical dramas get the green light from CBS.

[02/06/09 - 02:34 PM]
Abc, Cbs, FOX Join Obama Fray on Monday
Plus: FOX has also opted to carry Obama's February 24 address to Congress.

[02/06/09 - 02:18 PM]
Treasure Quest Delivers the Goods for Discovery Channel on Thursday Night and Continues Network Momentum
Discovery spins the numbers for Thursday, February 5.

[02/06/09 - 02:02 PM]
CBS.com Announces the Final Three Most Popular My Grammy(R) Moment 2009 Videos
The finalists will appear live on Monday's edition of "The Early Show," when Dave Price will reveal the winning video.

[02/06/09 - 12:33 PM]
Showtime Joins Forces with Strikeforce for All-New Live Mma Series
The initial championship event is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

[02/06/09 - 11:49 AM]
ABC Dominates Thursday in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 5.

[02/06/09 - 11:48 AM]
After Five Years and 198 Families, "Wife Swap" Celebrates Its 100th Episode by Swapping Two Fan Favorites from Past Episodes in a Totally New Swap
"Heene/Silver," the 100th episode of "Wife Swap," airs Friday, March 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/06/09 - 11:16 AM]
Acclaimed Actress Julia Ormond to Star in Lifetime Movie Network's the Wronged Man
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali also stars in the movie, due in November.

[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.







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[04/16/14 - 10:09 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in Live Twitter Chat with Fans During East Coast Broadcasts Tonight
Starting at 8:00/7:00c, fans can tweet Christopher Rich at @AceCharmer and Melissa Peterman at @Followtheblonde.

[04/16/14 - 10:03 AM]
GSN Announces a New Lineup of Competitors for Third Season of "The American Bible Challenge," Premiering Thursday, May 22 at 8 PM (ET/PT)
Season three premieres with two back-to-back original episodes on Thursday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c, and will air new episodes every Thursday at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" Exclusively Broadcasts from the Inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards
Giuliana Rancic and Terrence Jenkins will host the one-hour special, airing Thursday, May 1 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:59 AM]
Spike TV Orders a Second Season of "Catch a Contractor" Starring Adam Carolla
The new episodes - due this fall - will be an hour long, up from season one's half-hour episodes.

[04/16/14 - 09:46 AM]
"Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks" - Swim in the Shark-Infested Waters with a Unique Look Behind-the-Scenes of the Hit Show Airing Friday, May 2, 8 pm on ABC
In keeping with the evening's theme, an all-new, original episode of "Shark Tank" will air immediately following at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:22 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" Win Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 09:17 AM]
@ESPNNBA Full Court Press: NBA Takeover for Final Night of the Regular Season
Highlights include "30 for 30: Bad Boys" on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:02 AM]
FX Orders Third Season of "The Americans"
Six episodes remain in the current season, including tonight's broadcast.

[04/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49, Led by the #1 Show of the Night, "The Voice"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:34 AM]
Pivot Taps Embassy Row to Produce New Season of Nightly Topical Series "TakePart Live," Premiering May 12th at a New Time, 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT
Offering viewers a forum to discuss the issues of the moment, "TakePart Live" explores topics from the day's headlines.

[04/16/14 - 08:33 AM]
Participant Media's Pivot Increases Commitment to Originals with Four New Shows, Eleven Series in Development, New Scripted Drama, Franchise Award Show, Over 300 Hours of Original Programming in 2014
Highlights include "Fortitude," a dark drama series, with psychological and thriller elements, that follows the residents of an Arctic town unlike any other place on Earth.

[04/16/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up and Virtually Ties "NCIS: Los Angeles" for #1 in Adults 18-49 at 9pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
The Peacock series is up from last week among adults 18-49, as are "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher."

[04/16/14 - 08:16 AM]
Cartoon Network Viewers Charmed by "Clarence"
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/16/14 - 08:04 AM]
NBCUniversal Presents Unprecedented Coverage of Premier League's "Championship Sunday" on May 11
All 10 matches will be presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET.