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[02/23/09 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 23
Updates include: Adam Carolla to star in a comedy for CBS; Joel McHale heads to "Community" at NBC; and Jaime Ray Newman to star in ABC's "Eastwick" update.

[02/23/09 - 03:02 PM]
Interview: "Privileged" Executive Producer Rina Mimoun

[02/23/09 - 11:29 AM]
Little Women! for the First Time in "America's Next Top Model" History, Tyra Banks Announces That Applicants Must Be 5'7" and Under
Casting for the show's 13th cycle begins Saturday, February 28.

[02/23/09 - 10:45 AM]
ABC's Broadcast of "81st Annual Academy Awards" Qualifies as Television's Most-Watched Entertainment Telecast in 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 22.

[02/23/09 - 09:37 AM]
FOX Reality Channel and Scott Sternberg Productions Get Fired Up for the Third Season of the Original Series: "The Academy"
"The Academy: Orange County Fire" will return with 10 new episodes beginning Saturday, October 24.

[02/20/09 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 20
Updates include: Jenna Elfman to topline "Accidentally" for CBS; Amy Smart to play the title role in ABC's "See Cate Run"; and Jason Clarke to move from politician on Showtime to lawyer on CBS.

[02/20/09 - 01:39 PM]
Join VH1 as It Celebrates Black History Month with the Premiere of VH1's "Black to the Future"
David Alan Grier hosts the four-part special, airing Tuesday, February 24-Friday, February 27.

[02/20/09 - 12:51 PM]
Vikings, Samurai, Barbarians, Medieval KnightS... the World's Heroic Warriors Examined in New History(Tm) Series Warriors with Terry Schappert, Green Beret in the Us Army Special Forces
The 10-episode series premieres Thursday, March 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/20/09 - 12:50 PM]
For the 3rd Week in a Row, ABC Wins Thursday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/20/09 - 12:34 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Taking Chance" (HBO)

[02/20/09 - 10:55 AM]
Survivor: Tocantins Posts Increases in Viewers and Adults 18-49 Over Last Week's Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/20/09 - 10:48 AM]
Bryan Cranston Directorial Debuts on We TV and AMC: Last Chance Premieres Saturday, March 7 on We TV
The film premieres the night before the second season launch of the Cranston-led "Breaking Bad" on AMC.

[02/20/09 - 10:05 AM]
Sci Fi's 'Warehouse 13' Begins Production
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Saul Rubinek star in the series, which is slated to premiere in July.

[02/20/09 - 09:37 AM]
Cybill Shepherd Stars in "MrS. Washington Goes to Smith," an Original Movie Which Has Completed Production for Air on Hallmark Channel in 2009
Corri English and Jeffrey Nordling also star in the film, due in August of this year.

[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.







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[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
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FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/16/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming
PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/16/17 - 05:06 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]
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The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
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[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
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