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[02/11/09 - 10:23 PM]
American Idol Top 36 Semifinalists Revealed!
The 36 hopefuls will be split into three groups of 12, and for three consecutive weeks, one group will perform each week.

[02/11/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 11
Updates include: Nicollette Sheridan to depart "Desperate Housewives"; ABC adds six comedy pilots; and FX orders two dramas.

[02/11/09 - 02:23 PM]
Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder and WilL.I.am to Perform at the "40th Naacp Image Awards" Thursday, February 12, Live on Fox
Also set to appear: Angela Bassett, Rosario Dawson, Omar Epps, Louis Gossett Jr., Hill Harper, Randy Jackson, Sanaa Lathan, Mo'Nique, Nate Parker, Tracee Ellis Ross and Cicely Tyson.

[02/11/09 - 01:04 PM]
Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Locks Up Multiyear Deals for Syndicated Launch of the Closer and Third-Cycle Sale of Without a Trace
Both series are a go in 85% of the country for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons.

[02/11/09 - 01:03 PM]
Soapnet's New Original Docusoap, "Southern Belles: Louisville," Premieres Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The series follows the lives of five single, modern Southern women in their 20s and 30s in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky.

[02/11/09 - 01:02 PM]
Outlaws Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson Come Together for a Taping of "CMT Crossroads: Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson"
The special tapes before an invitation only audience in Nashville later this month and premieres Monday, March 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/11/09 - 01:00 PM]
CBS.com Launches Survivor: Tocantins Fantasy League for a Chance to Win a Trip to Brazil
Mobile participants are automatically entered into the drawing to win $10,000 each week.

[02/11/09 - 12:58 PM]
Tim Gunn, Robin Roberts and Jess Cagle to Host Oscars Red Carpet Show
ABC's pre-show begins at 8:00/7:00c on Sunday, February 22.

[02/11/09 - 11:14 AM]
The Mentalist -- Largest Audience Ever and CBS's Best Viewer Performance in the Time Period in 13 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 10.

[02/11/09 - 10:46 AM]
Academy Award(R) and Recent Golden Globe(R) Award Winner Anna Paquin Stars in "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler," a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation to Be Broadcast Sunday, April 19 on the CBS Television Network
Marcia Gay Harden, Nathaniel Parker and Goran Visnjic also star in the project, which is based on the courageous true story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Irena Sendler.

[02/11/09 - 08:43 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Secures All-Star Line-Up to Skewer Larry the Cable Guy
This year's roasters include Drew Carey, Nick DiPaolo, Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Toby Keith, Lisa Lampanelli, Dan Marino and Jeffrey Ross.

[02/11/09 - 08:32 AM]
Bravo Announces "Top Chef Masters" Host and Judges
Kelly Choi will host the spin-off, with Gael Green, Jay Rayner and James Oseland as judges.

[02/11/09 - 08:31 AM]
Carol Burnett to Guest Star on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Tuesday, March 17 10 PM ET/PT
Burnett will guest-star as a former dancer caught up in the murder of a young couple, in the episode titled "Ballerina."

[02/11/09 - 05:46 AM]
Nominations Announced for the "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network
Brad Paisley leads with six nominations while Heidi Newfield follows with five.

[02/10/09 - 06:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 10
Updates include: FOX sets leads for "AbFab"; Lifetime to revisit NBC's "Alligator Point"; and Anne Heche joins HBO's "Hung."

[02/10/09 - 02:21 PM]
Epix(Tm) Greenlights New Lionsgate Original Programming Pilot "Tough Trade"
EPIX will launch on broadband in May 2009 and on television in the fourth quarter 2009.

[02/10/09 - 02:17 PM]
Acclaimed Team Returns for 12 New Episodes of United States of Tara
Production on the second season will start this summer for an early 2010 premiere.

[02/10/09 - 01:54 PM]
BET Scores Triple-Digit Growth Among Almost Every Key Demo with Its Second Annual Presentation of 'The BET Honors'
BET spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[02/10/09 - 01:45 PM]
MTV and Snoop Dogg Get Down to Business; Unprecedented Deal Crosses the Globe with TV, Rock Band(R) and New Music
Snoop Dogg will host "Dogg After Dark," a new jam packed weekly variety talk show from Los Angeles hotspot Kress on Hollywood Boulevard.

[02/10/09 - 01:24 PM]
Premiere Date for "America's Next Top Model" Moves to March 4 on the Cw
The premiere episode will also expand from a one-hour telecast to a two-hour event.

[02/10/09 - 12:47 PM]
Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe Hits Major Milestone as Mike Completes His 200th Filthy, Stinking Job
For Mike's 200th job, airing Tuesday, February 17, he travels to Boise, Idaho to build and restore locomotives.

[02/10/09 - 12:47 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "The Good Witch's Garden" Ranks #1 in the Time Period on Saturday Night
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, February 7.

[02/10/09 - 12:43 PM]
Grammy Awards Pace CBS to First Place in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 2-8.

[02/10/09 - 12:42 PM]
CBS News Presents "Live to Tell" a Special Limited-Run Series from the Producers of "48 Hours," Beginning Saturday, Feb 14, 2009
"These are emotional, gripping stories of people who should be dead, but refused to give in," says executive producer Susan Zirinsky.

[02/10/09 - 12:41 PM]
60 Minutes Is the Number Four Program of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 8.

[02/10/09 - 12:40 PM]
A Loud Bang at 9:30 Pm
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 9.

[02/10/09 - 12:38 PM]
The Bachelor Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 9.

[02/10/09 - 12:33 PM]
ABC Jumps Week to Week by 2.0 Million Viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 2-8.

[02/10/09 - 11:25 AM]
NBC to Air New Life-Changing Alternative Series Featuring Bestselling Author and Change Expert Tony Robbins
The series will feature Robbins "guiding participants through complex challenges and personal obstacles, while changing their lives and redesigning their futures."

[02/10/09 - 11:04 AM]
Get Swept Away This Spring with Four All-New Lifetime Original Movies from #1 Best-Selling Author Nora Roberts
"Northern Lights," "Midnight Bayou," "High Noon" and "Tribute" will all roll out between March 21 and April 11.

[02/10/09 - 11:02 AM]
The Season of Love ... and Love Gone Wrong on TheWB.com
Plus: TheWB.com will premiere the first five episodes of the acclaimed series "Pushing Daisies."

[02/10/09 - 10:48 AM]
'The Office,' 'Biggest Loser' and 'Heroes' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of FeB. 2-8
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 2-8.

[02/10/09 - 10:45 AM]
BBC America Acquires New U.s Premiere Titles Featuring John Barrowman
"Any Dream Will Do" and "The Making of Me: John Barrowman" will both roll out on Sunday, March 29.

[02/10/09 - 08:01 AM]
Spike TV Orders 10 Episodes of New Comedy Series, 'Players,' Created by Matt Walsh
The series follows two brothers (Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts) with opposite personalities trying to run a sports bar.

[02/10/09 - 07:36 AM]
Oxygen Gets "Pretty Wicked" -- Looks Don't Count as Beautiful Girls Compete to See Who's Pretty Inside
"America's Next Top Model's" CariDee English hosts the series, in which "girls are challenged to confront their mean spirited ways in a series of challenges designed to 'beautify' their insides to match their outside."

[02/10/09 - 06:59 AM]
Science Channel Breaks Down Forces of Nature in Against the Elements
The six-part series premieres Wednesday, February 18 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/10/09 - 05:31 AM]
Terry Pratchett's the Color of Magic Set to Make U.S. Television Premiere on Ion Television
Sean Astin, Tim Curry and David Jason all star in the March 22 event, which was rescheduled from November 23.

[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.







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[02/28/15 - 08:57 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Increases by 20% vs. Its Prior Telecast to the Show's Top Rating Since January 30
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 27.

[02/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Its Demo Reign
"Last Man Standing" takes the top spot among adults 18-49 last night.

[02/28/15 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's Is #1 on Friday for 8th Straight Week with "Last Man Standing" and "20/20" the Top 2 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 27.

[02/27/15 - 03:09 PM]
Statement From E! Entertainment Regarding Kelly Osbourne
Osbourne is departing E!s "Fashion Police" to pursue other opportunities.

[02/27/15 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery Channel Tops Cable Prime Time for Men and Ranks in the Top 10 for Women and Persons 6-11 in February
Discovery spins the numbers for the month to date.

[02/27/15 - 01:01 PM]
ABC Family Orders a Fifth Season of Hit Original Comedy Series "Baby Daddy"
The order came just as production has wrapped on the series' fourth season.

[02/27/15 - 12:47 PM]
Discover the Fascinating World of the Ocean's Most Intelligent Creatures in "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod" Airing Saturday, March 7 at 8 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
The hour-long journey will discover the relationships and habits of bottlenose and spinner dolphins, some of the world's most playful, clever and beloved animals.

[02/27/15 - 12:45 PM]
Syfy Will Pay Tribute to Science Fiction Icon Leonard Nimoy with Special Five Hour Programming Salute This Sunday, March 1 from 9AM-2PM
Said lineup includes an episode of the original "Twilight Zone" series; his guest star arc on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and the final Star Trek original cast movie, "Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country."

[02/27/15 - 11:06 AM]
ABC's "American Crime" Post-Show Podcast Series to Launch Exclusively on PodcastOne
The podcast debuts today with a preview of what to expect in the television series, followed by weekly post-show episodes taking fans through the final episode of the season.

[02/27/15 - 10:23 AM]
Time Period-Winning "The Odd Couple" Retains Solid 90% of Its Premiere Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 10:17 AM]
MTV Renews "Are You the One" for Season 3, "The Challenge" for Season 27 and Greenlights Pilots "Girl Code Live" and "Greatest Party Story Ever" to Series
"Girl Code Live" is a live weekly talk show from the popular "Code" franchise; and "Greatest Party Story Ever" is a half-hour weekly that will showcase peoples' most outrageous epic tales.

[02/27/15 - 09:57 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Orders New Episodes of All Four of Its Popular Tyler Perry Series
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "If Loving You is Wrong," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "For Better or Worse" are all due back.

[02/27/15 - 09:30 AM]
NBC News' Peacock Productions Signs Deal with Exoneree Brian Banks to Develop New Unscripted Series
The unscripted series will investigate one potential case of wrongful conviction.

[02/27/15 - 08:46 AM]
Despite Special Competition from the "Murder" Season Finale, "Blacklist" Grows 6% Week to Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Its 5th Consecutive Thursday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.