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[02/24/09 - 06:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 24
Updates include: "Melrose Place" a go at The CW; LL Cool J set for the "NCIS" spin-off; and The CW adds "Beautiful Life" to its pilot roster.

[02/24/09 - 02:11 PM]
America's Hottest Dance Show "So You Think You Can Dance" Swings Into Fifth Season Thursday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 27 on Fox
Weekly performance shows will air on Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and weekly results shows will air on Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

[02/24/09 - 01:41 PM]
The CW Announces Early Pickups of Series
"Gossip Girl," "One Tree Hill," "90210," "America's Next Top Model," "Smallville" and "Supernatural" are all set to return next season.

[02/24/09 - 12:56 PM]
'Heroes,' 'Biggest Loser' and 'Svu' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of FeB. 16-22
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 16-22.

[02/24/09 - 12:55 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks #8 in Prime Time for the Month of February and Delivers Highest-Ever February W25-54 Demo
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 12:53 PM]
The Mentalist Is the Top Scripted Program on Television for the Second Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 16-22.

[02/24/09 - 12:52 PM]
February Prime Time Jumps 20%-29% Across Kids at Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the month to date.

[02/24/09 - 12:48 PM]
ABC Marks Its Most Competitive Finish During an "Oscar" Week in 4 Years in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 16-22.

[02/24/09 - 11:40 AM]
ABC Family Enjoys a Record-Setting February in Primetime
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 11:14 AM]
Craig Ferguson to Host CBS's Monday Night with Comedic Interstitials on March 2 and 9
Paris Hilton and Jim Parsons (in character as Sheldon) will also appear in the interstitials.

[02/24/09 - 11:04 AM]
Lifetime Television Orders Fourth Season of Cable's Highest-Rated Series Among Women 18-49
"This early pick-up - even prior to the Season 3 premiere - is a true testament to our commitment and support of this great show," said the network's JoAnn Alfano.

[02/24/09 - 10:46 AM]
Bad Girls Club and "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" Make Oxygen Fasting Growing Cable Network for W18-34 & 18-49
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 09:49 AM]
BET Captures the Flavor of the 'New Harlem Renaissance' with the Debut of the Original Series 'Harlem Heights' Premiering Monday, March 2 at 10:00 P.M.*
The series features a diverse cast of eight young adults from different backgrounds who share common goals.

[02/24/09 - 09:19 AM]
Live to Tell, from the Producers of "48 Hours," Wins Its Time Period in Key Demos, Making It the Night's #1 Program in Viewers on Saturday, February 21
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 21.

[02/24/09 - 08:59 AM]
Ion Television Expands Original Programming with the Acquisition of the Border and the Guard
The imports will make their U.S. debuts on ION later this year.

[02/24/09 - 08:35 AM]
Bravo Posts Best February Ever with Record Growth Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 06:01 AM]
Starz Entertainment Renews 'Crash'
Plus: Ira Steven Behr has been tapped as showrunner while James DeMonaco and Todd Harthan have been named executive producer and supervising producer, respectively.

[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.







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[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.

[03/04/15 - 06:06 AM]
Tom Selleck Returns as Jesse Stone Pre-Production Begins on "Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Film Created Exclusively for the Network, Premiering Fall 2015
"Lost in Paradise" marks the ninth installment of the famed movie detective series.