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[02/17/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 17
Updates include: Michael Vartan joins TNT's "Time Heals"; Geoff Stults heads to ABC's "Happy Town" and Martin Henderson goes "Inside the Box" for ABC.

[02/17/09 - 02:26 PM]
Soapnet and Loehmann's Are Teaming Up to Help Put You on the Best Dressed List with "Soapnet's and Loehmann's 'Being Erica' Wardrobe Do-Over Sweepstakes"
One grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 Loehmann's shopping spree.

[02/17/09 - 02:24 PM]
Tom Brokaw Examines the Impact of Global Warming on the U.S. for an All-New Discovery Channel Special Event
GLOBAL WARMING: THE NEW CHALLENGE WITH TOM BROKAW airs on Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/17/09 - 01:21 PM]
American Idol Performances Available Exclusively on the Itunes Store
"We broke records last year on AMERICAN IDOL with the number of downloads we sold. This year... we hope to be even more successful and break even more records," said Simon Fuller.

[02/17/09 - 01:10 PM]
Starz Summons Up Four First-Run Titles from Summit Entertainment
The pact includes the films "Penelope," "Sex Drive," "Never Back Down" and "Fly Me to the Moon."

[02/17/09 - 01:05 PM]
Taken in Broad Daylight Ranks as One of Lifetime Movie Network's Top-Rated Originals with Its Sunday, February 15, Premiere
LMN spins the numbers for Sunday, February 15.

[02/17/09 - 12:36 PM]
Breaking Bad Fans Get Their Fix Online Prior to Premiere
Beginning today, five original minisodes, each 3-5 minutes in length, will launch online at www.amctv.com and Crackle.com.

[02/17/09 - 11:56 AM]
Hyundai Races Into '24' as Official Series Sponsor
The pact includes exclusive integrations, digital extensions, enhanced sports tie-ins, in-dealership presence, product placement, and print and local radio marketing.

[02/17/09 - 11:52 AM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Posts Its Best Numbers to Date in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 16.

[02/17/09 - 11:51 AM]
Hallmark Channel Bolsters Its Western and Mystery Line-Ups with Acquisitions of "Comanche Moon" Mini-Series and Additional "Stone Cold" Mystery Movies from Sony Pictures Television
In addition, the acquisition deal brings a roster of 18 classic musicals to Hallmark Movie Channel.

[02/17/09 - 11:32 AM]
Wheel of Fortune Celebrates 5,000 Episodes on February 27
"This may be the show that's never canceled," said Pat Sajak. "We intended to do a little game and have a little fun, but we have become a part of people's lives."

[02/17/09 - 11:00 AM]
USA Network Again Reclaims Sunday Nights This Spring with Hit Original Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and in Plain Sight
Both series return on Sunday, April 19 with "Intent" at 9:00/8:00c and "Sight" at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/17/09 - 09:21 AM]
Casting for Super-Manny Launches in California: Families Encouraged to Apply Now for ABC's New Parenting Show
An open casting call for additional episodes of the series is set for Saturday, February 21.

[02/17/09 - 08:31 AM]
Perez Hilton Dishes with the Divas of "Bad Girls Club" on Oxygen
He'll host this season's reunion special, airing Tuesday, March 31 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/17/09 - 04:01 AM]
Live Simulcast of the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) on TNT and TBS Honoring the Year's Outstanding Performances Moves to Saturday, JaN. 23, 2010
The news marks the 13th consecutive year the awards have been telecast on TNT and the fifth year simulcast on TBS.

[02/17/09 - 12:45 AM]
Interview: "The New Adventures of Old Christine" Creator Kari Lizer

[02/16/09 - 02:20 PM]
Sci Fi to Bow "Knights of Bloodsteel" in April
The four-hour project, due on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20 at 9:00/8:00c, stars David James Elliott, Natassia Malthe and Christopher Lloyd.

[02/16/09 - 07:36 AM]
'VH1 Storytellers: Kanye West' Premieres on VH1 Saturday, February 28 at 9:00 PM*
The hourlong show will feature West performing songs from his critically acclaimed album "808's & Heartbreak" in addition to past hits.

[02/13/09 - 08:10 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 13
Updates include: "NCIS" spin-off locks in trio; more pilots go at ABC and NBC; and "Jericho" alum Lennie James returns to CBS.

[02/13/09 - 02:34 PM]
Important Things with Demetri Martin Records Biggest Premiere Audience Since 2003
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 11.

[02/13/09 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Dominates Thursday in Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 12.

[02/13/09 - 09:54 AM]
Survivor Returns with a Time Period Win in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 12.

[02/13/09 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "The Amazing Race" Host Phil Keoghan

[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.







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[05/26/18 - 08:20 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
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[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
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[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
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[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
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Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
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[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
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ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music" revived this innovative programming genre, will executive produce the telecast.

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[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
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Hosted by "The Good Place" guest-star Marc Evan Jackson, "The Good Place - The Podcast" debuts Friday, June 1.

[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
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The final season sees Gabi and Josh happily together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.