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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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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
The book was discovered by his wife Sherri Crichton amongst his archives and immediately identified the book as "Pure Crichton."

[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
"This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue," said Courteney Monroe.

[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.