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[02/12/09 - 07:17 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Kings" (NBC)

[02/12/09 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 12
Updates include: USA wraps "The Starter Wife"; more pilots land directors; and Matthew Salsberg inks an overall deal with Lionsgate.

[02/12/09 - 02:33 PM]
FX Locks Rescue Me Season Five Debut on Tuesday, April 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: the cable channel has ordered an additional 18-episode sixth season.

[02/12/09 - 01:09 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Holiday Movie "The Christmas Choir" Beats "John Adams" to Win Epiphany Award for Most Inspiring TV Program of 2008
"This is exactly the type of programming we love producing, one that's relevant, appreciated for its values and attracts wide and enthusiastic audiences," said the network's David Kenin.

[02/12/09 - 01:08 PM]
Help Solve the Mystery of the Dollhouse with the Interactive Online Drama "Dollplay" at FOX.com/Dollhouse
"Dollplay" is "an innovative and unique online participation drama invites Whedonites, crime buffs and FOX fans to solve an intriguing mystery."

[02/12/09 - 11:29 AM]
ABC Marks Its 4th Straight Week of Year-To-Year Wednesday Increases in Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 11.

[02/12/09 - 11:27 AM]
The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2 Brings an Emotional Conclusion to This Season of "The Bachelor," Tuesday, March 3 on Abc
The additional special will give "the latest update on the happy couple and the woman Jason didn't choose."

[02/12/09 - 11:26 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast Fourth Consecutive Post-Academy Awards(R) Special, Sunday, February 22 on Abc
Last year's special featured Jimmy's star-studded revenge video featuring Ben Affleck responding to Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon's video.

[02/12/09 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Signs New Multi-Year Production and Talent Deal with Geoff Keighley
The deal includes Keighley developing, executive producing and hosting a slate of original video game specials for the network.

[02/12/09 - 12:31 AM]
Interview: "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Co-Star Thomas Dekker

[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.







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