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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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[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."

[12/17/14 - 10:00 AM]
Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Brings Her Acclaimed Performance in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" to HBO
Filming before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans this month, the special will feature McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon.

[12/17/14 - 09:37 AM]
ESPNU to Televise Inaugural "Burger King(R) State Champions Bowl Series" on December 27
Three state champions from Florida, one from Utah and two from Washington will participate in the event.

[12/17/14 - 09:16 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Announce Additional Celebrities for NBC's Special Two-Hour Live Telecast Set for Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Sean Hayes, Karlie Kloss, John Krasinski, Lisa Kudrow, Elisabeth Moss and Ryan Phillippe are among the latest additions.