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[02/19/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 19
Updates include: Gabrielle Union to fill in for Sarah Shahi on NBC's "Life."

[02/19/09 - 02:52 PM]
Top Chef: New York Delivers Record Ratings as the Seasoned Contestants Prepare for a Spicy Finale
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 18.

[02/19/09 - 01:41 PM]
CBS and CTV Join Forces Again -- This Time for the New Police Drama "The Bridge"
The series, due next season, stars Aaron Douglas, Paul Popowich, Inga Cadranel, Frank Cassini, Theresa Joy, Ona Grauer, Michael Murphy and Stuart Margolin.

[02/19/09 - 12:47 PM]
Golden Globe Nominee Treat Williams, Joanna Going and Andrew Lawrence Star in 'Chasing a Dream' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering April 25
Jake McLaughlin also stars in the film, an "emotional story of friendship, family, and finding hope in a special promise."

[02/19/09 - 12:45 PM]
Great Hearts of Palm! ABC Family's "The Middleman" Series Finale to Be Released as Special Collector Comic Book Edition; Series to Be Released on DVD This Summer
"The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse" special collector's comic book edition will be released in July.

[02/19/09 - 12:43 PM]
ABC Holds No. 2 to FOX and Posts Its 3rd Straight Week of Year-To-Year Wednesday Increases
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 18.

[02/19/09 - 12:29 PM]
40 Year-Old Beautiful and Sophisticated Stacey Anderson Revealed as TV Land's "Cougar"
The eight-episode series, hosted by Vivica A. Fox, premieres Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/19/09 - 11:56 AM]
Science Channel's Mantracker Pushes Limits of Weekend Warriors in a Struggle of Instincts and Wits
The series, due on March 4, asks challengers to cross 22 miles of Canadian terrain while being pursued by veteran outdoorsman Terry Grant.

[02/19/09 - 11:44 AM]
Bravo's "The Fashion Show" Unspools New Hosts and Judges
Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland will co-host the series as well as serve as judges alongside Fern Mallis.

[02/19/09 - 10:53 AM]
Imagine ThiS...songs Recorded by the Iconic John Lennon Will Be Featured Exclusively Throughout the March 22 Episode of "Cold Case"
Past single-artist episodes of the series have showcased the music of Frank Sinatra, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw, U2 and Bob Dylan.

[02/19/09 - 10:12 AM]
25/7 Productions Taps Nelly for Primetime Television Party
"Successful television formats are ever-changing, as is pop culture, and there's no better person to transcend the changes than Nelly," said executive producer Dave Broome.

[02/19/09 - 07:01 AM]
MTV Tr3s Introduces a New Kind of Variety Show with 'Entertainment as a Second Language with Carlos Santos' Premiering February 26th at 9pm ET/PT
The series will give "fans a peek at celebrity video confessionals, exclusive interviews and live performances, laugh out loud comedic sketches, and a chance to vote for their favorite music videos."

[02/19/09 - 12:01 AM]
Over 24 Million Votes Send Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver and Danny Gokey to the "American Idol" Top 12
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[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.







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[05/25/16 - 02:37 PM]
Science Channel to Air "Droned" This Summer
The series will follow drone build teams and their clients while exploring the impact drones are having as viewers get a front row seat to a technology revolution.

[05/25/16 - 02:01 PM]
IFC Announces Series Development Deal with New York Magazine's Vulture
The project, titled "The Vulture Show," will deliver smart, irreverent and "slightly off" entertainment news, covering TV, movies, music, art, books, theater and celebrities with the outlet's signature, sharp perspective.

[05/25/16 - 01:31 PM]
Cable's #1 New Non-Fiction Series "60 Days In" Returns for an Explosive Second Season Thursday, August 18 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E
Plus: ABC News Chief Legal Analyst, Dan Abrams hosts "60 Days In: The Aftermath," a tell-all reunion special, with the season one participants premiering on Thursday, May 26.

[05/25/16 - 01:28 PM]
New Discovery Series "Homestead Rescue" - New Premiere Date and Clip
The newcomer will now launch Friday, June 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Investigation Discovery's June Programming Slate Delivers Healthy Dose of Drama with Four New Original Series
Television's home for true-crime content, ID brings compelling, real stories to the small screen, including premieres of four all-new series, and the return of three fan-favorites.

[05/25/16 - 11:25 AM]
CMT Celebrates Dierks Bentley's New Album, Black, with Special Takeover Weekend Beginning May 28
Look for "CMT Instant Jam: Dierks Bentley" on Saturday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/25/16 - 11:11 AM]
Returning Original Starz Series "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse" Move to Sundays in July
The former returns on July 17 followed by the latter on July 24.

[05/25/16 - 10:30 AM]
VH1's Sexy Hit Series "Dating Naked" Is Back - Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Rocsi Diaz, this season once again features two main daters, David and Natalie, as they search for love on a tropical island paradise.

[05/25/16 - 10:22 AM]
Freeform's "Funday" Father's Day Weekend Programming Event Begins Saturday, June 18 and Continues Through Sunday, June 19
Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon?

[05/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
"The Americans" Picked Up for Final Two Seasons
A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018.

[05/25/16 - 09:40 AM]
Brett Donahue to Play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's "The Kennedys-After Camelot"
As previously announced, the project stars Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy.

[05/25/16 - 09:32 AM]
Food Network Heads Outdoors as Professional Grill Masters Face the Heat in "Chopped Grill Masters Napa"
The five-week event launches Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 09:08 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Host "The 50th Annual CMA Awards" Live From Nashville, Wednesday, November 2, on ABC
The return of the popular pair was announced during Paisley's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and via Underwood's social network.

[05/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for a Pop-Country Mash Up at the "CMT Music Awards" Airing Live on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler are on tap to present.

[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise holds off ABC's own season finale of "Dancing with the Stars."