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[03/03/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: Jonathan Silverman returns to ABC; Scott Wolf joins ABC's "V" revival; and NBC finalizes episode orders for "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office."

[03/03/09 - 04:45 PM]
MTV, Fremantlemedia North America & Executive Producer Justin Timberlake Dare You to Answer "The Phone" Premiering April 21st at 10pm ET/PT
The series is a "genre-busting, one hour cinematic competition that simulates what it would be like for viewers to be dropped into the middle of a thrilling adventure movie."

[03/03/09 - 02:33 PM]
NBC Breezes Into March with Lineup That Showcases Premieres of 'Kings' and 'The Chopping Block' as Well as Continuing 'Fugitives' Volume of 'Heroes' and Challenging New Episodes of 'The Biggest Loser: Couples' and 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
NBC details its March sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[03/03/09 - 12:44 PM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution to Represent Majority of Litton Entertainment's National Syndication Ad Inventory for 2009-2010 Season
Litton's efforts include "The Brian McKnight Show," "Street Court" and "Storm Stories."

[03/03/09 - 12:39 PM]
'Celebrity Apprentice,' 'Biggest Loser,' 'Heroes' and 'Er' Pace NBC's Primetime Week of FeB. 23-March 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 23-March 1.

[03/03/09 - 12:36 PM]
60 Minutes Is in the Top 10 for the Tenth Time in 12 Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/03/09 - 12:33 PM]
CBS Dominates the Top 10
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 23-March 1.

[03/03/09 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Claims 4 of the Week's Top 15 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 23-March 1.

[03/03/09 - 12:29 PM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Towers Over Its Competition with Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating on the Night in 2 1/2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/09 - 12:19 PM]
Disney's "High School Musical 4" Set to Debut as a Disney Channel Original Movie in 2010
Screenwriter Peter Barsocchini and executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush will all return for the latest installment.

[03/03/09 - 11:47 AM]
BET's 'Sunday Best' Returns for a Second Season of High Praise, Heartfelt Testimonies and Tough Competition Premiering Sunday, March 8 at 9:00 P.M.*
Kirk Franklin returns as host with Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary and BeBe Winans as the judges.

[03/03/09 - 10:29 AM]
The All-New Half-Hour Version of "Deal Or No Deal" Celebrates Our Nation's Heroes in March
Starting March 9, the series will celebrate the service of our firefighters and teachers with two special theme weeks to air during March sweeps.

[03/03/09 - 10:21 AM]
MTV Networks Music Group Promotes Brian Philips to President of Cmt
Philips formerly held the title of Executive Vice President and General Manager of CMT.

[03/03/09 - 07:43 AM]
Save Money with Sandra Lee's New Food Network Series
"Sandra's Money Saving Meals" debuts Sunday, May 10 at 12 PM ET/PT.

[03/03/09 - 07:12 AM]
Acclaimed Television, Theater and Movie Star Neil Patrick Harris Tapped to Host the 7th Annual "TV Land Awards"
The event will be taped on Sunday, April 19 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and air on Sunday, April 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/03/09 - 06:33 AM]
Julie Gardner Joins BBC Worldwide's U.S. Production Studio
Gardner will be responsible for the company's scripted projects, working with top-level U.S. writers in addition to U.K. creative talent.

[03/03/09 - 05:23 AM]
The Green Revolution Will Be Televised: Discovery Channel Looks at the Promise and Business of Renewable Energy in 'Earth: The Sequel'
The one-hour special airs Wednesday, March 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/02/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 2
Updates include: Melissa George and Teri Polo land CBS pilots; a quartet joins NBC's "Day One"; and "Sarah Silverman" producers balk at Comedy Central's budget cuts.

[03/02/09 - 06:34 PM]
Mars to Wrap After One Season
The series will air its final episode on Wednesday, April 1.

[03/02/09 - 03:02 PM]
G4 Presents New Investigative Reporting Series "G4 Underground" Premiering Sunday, March 29
Morgan Webb hosts the series, which will tackle everything from real life superheroes to urban spelunkering to ninja schools to "brain 'roids."

[03/02/09 - 02:56 PM]
CW Plus Adds "The Brian Mcknight Show"
Other stations and groups signed on for the series include Tribune's WPIX-TV in New York and Weigel's WCIU in Chicago.

[03/02/09 - 02:14 PM]
Three-Time Emmy(R) Nominee Gail O'Grady and Michael Shanks Star in 'Living Out Loud,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering May 2
Jessica Amlee and Alex Ferris also star in the original movie, a "family drama that reminds us that it's never too late to live a life without fear or regrets."

[03/02/09 - 02:13 PM]
24/7, "Russell Simmons" Return to HBO in April
"Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices" (Sunday, April 5) and "Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7" (Saturday, April 11) will both join the network next month.

[03/02/09 - 01:40 PM]
VH1 Casting More "Chance of Love," MTV Adds "Stage" to Thursdays
The Nick Lachey-produced "Taking the Stage" will roll out Thursday, March 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/02/09 - 01:27 PM]
We TV Celebrates All Things Bridal When It Presents ''We Go Bridal Week''
Plus: "The Ugliest Bridesmaid Dress" contest will give viewers a chance to win $5,000.

[03/02/09 - 01:26 PM]
HGTV Broadens Home and Lifestyle Offerings with Three Diverse New Weekly Series
The newcomers include "Leader of the Pack," "Man Land" and "Good Buy, Bad Buy?"

[03/02/09 - 01:10 PM]
Principal Photography on Live-Action/Cgi Original Movie Begins in Atlanta
Cartoon Network's first Ben 10 live-action movie scored over 13 million viewers during its Thanksgiving weekend premiere in 2007.

[03/02/09 - 01:09 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Sunday for the 3rd Straight Week with Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/02/09 - 12:59 PM]
Discovery, TLC Nix Three Series
Discovery has yanked "Adrenaline Rush Hour" while sister channel TLC has benched fellow newcomers "Heli-loggers" and "Real Estate Road Test."

[03/02/09 - 12:34 PM]
24 Becomes First-Ever Carbon Neutral Television Production
Through aggressive and innovative changes in its production practices, the show reduced the carbon emissions associated with its production by a staggering 43%.

[03/02/09 - 12:25 PM]
Jesse Stone Leads CBS to Sunday Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/02/09 - 12:21 PM]
All-New Discovery Series Celebrates the Ingenuity of Inventors and the Art of Selling Their Products
Billy Mays and Anthony "Sully" Sullivan star in "Pitchmen," premiering Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/02/09 - 10:47 AM]
Lifetime Television Announces Second Season Pick-Up of Hit Comedy Series Rita Rocks
The 20-episode order was announced today by JoAnn Alfano, Executive Vice President, Entertainment.

[03/02/09 - 09:40 AM]
CBS Brews Up Coffee Promotions to Celebrate Comedies with College Set
Central to the campaign are branded coffee cup sleeves designed to connect with students.

[02/27/09 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: David Morse moves to "Empire State" on ABC; Steven R. McQueen joins The CW's "Vampire Diaries"; and Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair to run "90210."

[02/27/09 - 01:57 PM]
'Saturday Night Live' Returns with a Pair of Live Shows in March Featuring Dwayne Johnson and Ray Lamontagne March 7 and Tracy Morgan and Kelly Clarkson March 14
Morgan will host for the first time while Johnson returns for his third.

[02/27/09 - 01:26 PM]
Spike TV's 'Pros Vs Joes 4: All Stars' Features Adam Jones, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Brown, Simeon Rice, Priest Holmes, Steve Francis, Rich Gannon, Glen Rice, Steve Mcnair, Robert Horry, Antoine Walker and Shawn Kemp
The new season of "Pros vs. Joes" starts Monday, April 27 at 11:00/10:00c.

[02/27/09 - 12:56 PM]
MTV Premieres First Ever "Cribs Awards" Hosetd by Kim Kardashian on Saturday March 7 at 1pm ET/PT
The special will be followed by five back-to-back new episodes of the series.

[02/27/09 - 12:55 PM]
IFC Casts Julian Sands and Neha Dhupia in Bollywood Hero
Chris Kattan toplines the mini-series, which airs August 6-8.

[02/27/09 - 12:01 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Reaper: Season Two" (The CW)

[02/27/09 - 11:44 AM]
Larry Klein Named Showrunner for "The Brian Mcknight Show"
The weekly entertainment show, due this fall, will "feature live performances from the hottest Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes and comedians, and bring fresh, original content to weekend audiences."

[02/27/09 - 12:01 AM]
Over 25 Million Votes Send Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert to the "American Idol" Top 12
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[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.







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[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Schedules Three-Hour "Billboard Music Awards" to Air Live Coast to Coast on Sunday, May 20 at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
The network acquired the rights to the "Billboard Music Awards" in a new multi-year deal signed in November.

[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
Nickelodeon's Viral Sports Clip Series "Crashletes" Returns for an Epic Third Season, Premiering Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT) in TeenNick's NickSports Block
Co-hosts Brandon Broady and Stevie Nelson will be joined by a guest athlete in each episode who will help provide in-depth analysis of viral sports bloopers, blunders and absurdities.

[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event.

[01/16/18 - 10:03 AM]
PBS Announces "Native America," New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018
Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

[01/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces "#MeToo, Now What?" (w.t.) New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018
Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, hosts the series, premiering Friday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/16/18 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Announces Key Authors, Celebrities and Notable Figures in the Entertainment, Sports, News and Literary Worlds Lending Their Voices to "The Great American Read"
The series launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/18 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Acquires US Broadcast and Digital Rights to Season Two of "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty"
In season two, international supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas.

[01/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Season Three of the Critically Acclaimed International Hit Drama Series "Versailles"
Since its debut on Ovation in the fall of 2016, the series has been a remarkable success for the network, both on air and across its social networks.

[01/16/18 - 09:06 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Art of Wine with Acquisition of "The Wine Show" Season One
Starring Matthew Goode and his good friend Matthew Rhys, "The Wine Show" take viewers on a fresh, accessible and thoroughly entertaining new journey into wine.

[01/16/18 - 08:38 AM]
Raelle Tucker and Scott Winant to Collaborate with Blumhouse Television to Produce Scripted Drama Series for Facebook Watch
The series, "Sacred Lies" (working title), is based on the classic Grimms Brothers tale, "The Handless Maiden" and the novel, "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes.

[01/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
New Action-Packed Series "Fly Guys" Set to Debut on Facebook's Watch
The non-scripted series will follow an all-star crew of Europe's most talented acrobats and professional stunt performers.

[01/16/18 - 08:36 AM]
Bear Grylls Invites the Facebook Watch Community to "Face the Wild" with New Electus/BGV-Produced Adventure Docu-Series Launching March 21
Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild.

[01/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
Season Three of "NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Presented By YouTube TV" Launches Jan. 20 with Two Blockbuster Games
First, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook in an NBA Saturday Primetime Special on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.

[01/16/18 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelor," "Good Doctor" Top Charts for ABC
The Alphabet's duo helps lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/16/18 - 08:00 AM]
"Everything Sucks!" Launches Globally on Netflix on February 16, 2018
"Everything Sucks!" is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School's A/V Club and Drama Club - two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory known as high school.