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[02/26/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 26
Updates include: Brittany Snow to headline the "Gossip Girl" spin-off; Christina Cole is "Maggie Hill" for FOX; and Derek Luke reports for "Trauma" at NBC.

[02/26/09 - 03:08 PM]
Animal Planet, Discovery & Spike TV to All Ramp Up in April
"The Ultimate Fighter," "Deadliest Catch," "Mythbusters" and "Groomer Has It" are among the nearly 30 series due in the month of April on cable.

[02/26/09 - 02:43 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: New York" Stirs Up Highest Rated Season Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for February 24-25.

[02/26/09 - 12:54 PM]
Most Dramatic Natural Events on the Planet Featured in Epic Six-Part Premiere Series, Nature's Most Amazing Events
Filmed over two years, the six-hour event airs on May 29-31.

[02/26/09 - 12:52 PM]
BBC America Co-Produces Powerful War Drama, Occupation and Acquires Apprentice Uk
"Occupation" is due this fall while "Apprentice UK" will roll out in the spring.

[02/26/09 - 12:50 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to an "Idol"-Filled FOX in Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 25.

[02/26/09 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Announces New Primetime Comedy-Reality Series Created by Jerry Seinfeld Marking the Iconic Comedian's First Television Series Since 'Seinfeld'
"The Marriage Ref" will feature "opinionated celebrities, comedians and sports stars who will candidly comment, judge and offer different strategies for real-life couples in the midst of a classic marital dispute."

[02/26/09 - 08:24 AM]
FOX Renews Hit Animated Series "The Simpsons" for Two Additional Seasons
The 44-episode pickup ensures the series will reach an astounding 493 episodes.

[02/26/09 - 08:14 AM]
CBS Orders Two More Editions of "Survivor" for Broadcast During the 2009-2010 Season
"SURVIVOR is one of CBS's signature series and a symbol of enduring quality and entertainment on prime time television," said the network's Nina Tassler.

[02/26/09 - 08:11 AM]
Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim Mcgraw, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Will Be Among the Performers on "George Strait -- Acm Artist of the Decade," a New Concert Special to Be Broadcast Later This Year on the CBS Television Network
Only four other acts have received the Artist of the Decade accolade, including Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988 and Garth Brooks in 1998.

[02/26/09 - 07:00 AM]
Hudson Plane Crash - What Really Happened: All-New Discovery Channel Special Reveals the Untold Story of the Us Airways Flight That Landed on the Hudson
The one-hour special airs Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/26/09 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Brothers & Sisters" Executive Producers Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen

[02/25/09 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 25
Updates include: James Burrows to helm two pilots; NBC eyes an "I'm a Celebrity..." revival; and Michael Rady is the first to join "Melrose Place" on The CW.

[02/25/09 - 04:32 PM]
Repeats to Dot March Sweeps
"Grey's Anatomy," "Gossip Girl," "NCIS," "The Mentalist," "Lost," "Chuck" and "Heroes" are among the many series opting to run at least one repeat during the ratings period.

[02/25/09 - 03:45 PM]
Wwe Monday Night Raw Ratings Soar Over the Top Rope
USA spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/25/09 - 12:49 PM]
TV One and A. Smith & CO. Productions Announce Deal for Eight New Episodes of Top-Rated Bio Series "Unsung"
The series "celebrates the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, over the years have been under-recognized or under-appreciated."

[02/25/09 - 12:47 PM]
Naomi Judd Returns to Her Role as Judge on Season Two of CMT's "Can You Duet"
Last season, Judd's insight as a judge and mentor helped develop some of today's brightest talents in country music.

[02/25/09 - 12:46 PM]
CMT Orders Eight Episodes of New Original Series "World's Strictest Parents"
The series will serve as companion programming to new episodes of NANNY 911 premiering primetime in April on CMT.

[02/25/09 - 12:46 PM]
ABC Family Brings Seventh and Final Season of Acclaimed Warner BroS. Television Series "Gilmore Girls" to the Network
The network, which currently runs the series' first six seasons, is tentatively set to begin airing the final episodes in June.

[02/25/09 - 12:12 PM]
Guest Stars Shine on the CW in March and April
Upcoming guests include Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Nick Lachey, Diablo Cody, Michelle Trachtenberg, Wallace Shawn, Aimee Teegarden, Clay Aiken and Ciara.

[02/25/09 - 11:15 AM]
Phil Keoghan of CBS's "The Amazing Race" Rides Across America Presented by Gnc Live Well
"I fly over 400,000 miles a year and I figured it was time to stretch my legs," said Keoghan.

[02/25/09 - 11:00 AM]
Two-Night Movie Event 'Knights of Bloodsteel' Premieres April 19 on Sci Fi
The cable channel confirms our previous report.

[02/25/09 - 07:54 AM]
FOX Springs Into Super-Charged March
FOX details its March sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS)

[02/25/09 - 07:48 AM]
Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman Cast in Sci Fi's 'Sgu: Stargate Universe'
They join the previously announced stars Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith.

[02/25/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Enlists Brutally Honest, Professional Matchmaker Steven Ward to Teach Women to Find MR. Right in New Series 'Tough Love'
Drew Barrymore's Flower Films and High Noon Entertainment are behind the series, due on Sunday, March 15.

[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.







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[04/28/16 - 03:55 PM]
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Look for the show's 100th installment on Sunday, May 22.

[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
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[04/28/16 - 12:35 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Motive" Move to Sundays on USA
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[04/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Freeform Premiere of the Documentary "Twinsters" Airs May 7 at 8:30 P.M. EDT
"Twinsters" is a two-hour documentary about two young women who were both adopted from South Korea and raised on different continents.

[04/28/16 - 12:20 PM]
Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" Returns for an All-New-Season
Season six will air on Monday nights beginning May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:45 AM]
Don't Mess with Mommy This May on LMN with Host Wendy Williams Movie Premieres All Weekend for Mother's Day
Then from May 15 through May 22, LMN Premiere Movie Week will feature more new movies every night of the week at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:14 AM]
"Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet on May 26 with All-New Programming You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into
"'Monster Week' is the most audacious of Animal Planet's quarterly tentpole events continually surprising our viewers with the most enigmatic of creatures," said Rich Ross.

[04/28/16 - 11:00 AM]
"LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" Premieres Monday, June 20 on Disney XD
Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space.

[04/28/16 - 10:35 AM]
Country Powerhouses Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam to Kick Off the "2016 American Country Countdown Awards" with McBride's Timeless Female Anthem "This One's for the Girls"
"I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," said Martina.

[04/28/16 - 10:13 AM]
MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on an All-New Night Monday, June 13 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Building on "AYTO's" successful formula, season four will feature a game-changing twist that for the first time will truly test the theory, "If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?"

[04/28/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Live from Daryl's House" and "Later... With Jools Holland" New Seasons to Premiere on MTV Live Thursday, May 5
TV Live, MTV's 24-hour high-definition music channel, was rebranded from Palladia in February.

[04/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Travel Channel Hits Highest-Rated April in Three Years Among P25-54
Travel Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/16 - 09:37 AM]
New Series "Mygrations" Premieres Monday, May 23, at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel
Each spring, in a desperate bid for survival, 1.3 million wildebeests race hundreds of miles north from the dry southern Serengeti plains to the lush grasses of the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

[04/28/16 - 09:36 AM]
"Match Game" Returns to Primetime With Host Alec Baldwin on ABC
The 10-episode series will air 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT as part of ABC's Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside "Celebrity Family Feud," with Steve Harvey, and "The 100,000 Pyramid," with Michael Strahan, beginning on Sunday, June 26.

[04/28/16 - 09:34 AM]
NBC's Hit Series "Little Big Shots" Closes Out Its First Season with Two Final Episodes May 1 & 8; Casting for Season 2 Has Begun
Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey executive produce the popular, family-friendly series, with Harvey also serving as host.