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[02/18/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 18
Updates include: Katharine McPhee to stop by "CSI: NY"; Travel channel renews "Ghost Adventures"; and James Tupper joins NBC's "Mercy."

[02/18/09 - 02:16 PM]
The Family That Logs TogetheR... Discovery Channel Presents the Grit of 'American Loggers'
The series, due on Friday, February 27, follows the Pelletiers - "nine brothers balancing family feuds with nature's harsh realities as they timber harvest in Maine's rural northwest backcountry."

[02/18/09 - 01:56 PM]
Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Has Renewed Hit Entertainment News Program "Tmz" for Two Additional Seasons in 97% of the Country
WBDTD had previously announced the renewal of "TMZ" for two seasons on the Fox Television Stations last November.

[02/18/09 - 01:29 PM]
The Big Apple Is Back in a Big Way - Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City" Nearly Doubles Its Audience with Second Season Premiere
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 17.

[02/18/09 - 12:39 PM]
'Biggest Loser,' 'Heroes,' 'The Office,' '30 Rock' and 'Dateline' Pace NBC's Primetime Week of FeB. 9-15
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[02/18/09 - 12:37 PM]
Investigation Discovery Announces Exclusive Talent and Production Deal with Journalist and Bestselling Author Aphrodite Jones
The agreement includes the creation of a new series, APHRODITE JONES FILES, due later this year.

[02/18/09 - 12:34 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Fourth Time in Five Weeks and 17 of 21 This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[02/18/09 - 12:33 PM]
Cartoon Network Prime Time Charts Double-Digit Gains Across All Kids Demos
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[02/18/09 - 12:29 PM]
ABC Grows Year to Year by 9% in Viewers and 17% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[02/18/09 - 12:28 PM]
OscaR.com, Your Official Guide for the 81st Annual Academy Awards(R), Presents "Road to the Oscars(R)," Hosted by Chris Harrison
The original web series consists of nine episodes, with a new show premiering every day through Monday, February 23.

[02/18/09 - 12:27 PM]
The A-List Awards Hosted by Kathy Griffin Are Back on Bravo Celebrating the Best in Food, Fashion, Beauty, Design and Pop Culture
"The A-List Awards" will film at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 5.

[02/18/09 - 11:18 AM]
Fashion Darling Joy Bryant and 'Notorious' Movie Star Derek Luke Set to Host BET's Annual Fashion Special, Rip the Runway on Saturday, February 21 from Nyc's Hammerstein Ballroom
RIP THE RUNWAY will premiere on BET on Monday, March 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/18/09 - 08:33 AM]
Seventh Annual 'TV Land Awards' to Tape on Sunday, April 19th
The telecast premieres in TV Land PRIME on Sunday, April 26th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

[02/18/09 - 08:29 AM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Series "Hammertime" Following Rapper Mc Hammer, His Wife and Brood of Seven
The 11-episode series is currently in production and slated for premiere in 2009.

[02/18/09 - 08:24 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "Michael and Michael Have Issues," But Will the Show Make It to Air Before They Kill Each Other?
The series, due in July, has a seven episode commitment.

[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.







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[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.

[01/14/17 - 05:04 PM]
AMC Greenlights New Documentary Series "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" (Working Title) from the Acclaimed Filmmaker
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[01/14/17 - 04:57 PM]
IFC's Flagship Sketch Series "Portlandia" to Return for Eighth and Final Season in 2018
"I am so proud to have worked with Fred, Carrie and the entire cast and crew-family of 'Portlandia' to make something so funny and so special," said Jonathan Krisel.

[01/14/17 - 04:50 PM]
Video: First Full Trailer for IFC's "Brockmire" Starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet
The network's newest original comedy premieres Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/17 - 02:19 PM]
Discovery's "Cooper's Treasure" Sets Out to Uncover Shipwrecks from Space
The new series premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/14/17 - 02:18 PM]
What Was Lost, Is Now Found: TLC's Hit Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" Returns for a Second Season on Sunday February 12th
Plus: look for spin-off series "Long Lost Family: What Happened Next" to launch this Sunday.