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[03/09/09 - 10:03 PM]
ABC Announced Two New Celebrity Contestants Live on "Dancing with the Stars," Monday, March 9
"The Bachelor's" Melissa Rycroft and "The Girls Next Door's" Holly Madison took over for "fallen stars" Nancy O'Dell and Jewel.

[03/09/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 9
Updates include: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz reports to The CW's "Melrose Place"; A&E orders "Runaway Squad" to series; and the latest wave of casting news.

[03/09/09 - 02:41 PM]
Sundance Channel to Launch Season 3 of the Green with Multiplatform Initiative Dedicated to Eco Programming
Upcoming debuts include "Eco Trip: The Real Cost of Living," "Carbon Cops," "The Lazy Environmentalist" and "Is Your House Killing You?"

[03/09/09 - 02:25 PM]
Michael J. FOX Returns to ABC to Explore Optimism and Hope on the ABC Special, "Michael J. FOX: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist," Airing Thursday, May 7
"For everything this disease has taken, something with greater value has been given," Fox says.

[03/09/09 - 02:22 PM]
New Lovers, New Lies, and Old Secrets on BBC America
The second season of "Mistresses" will premiere Friday, April 3, one week after its freshman run concludes.

[03/09/09 - 12:54 PM]
Soapnet Announces a New Special, an Acquisition, Movie Packages and Development Slate
"Holidate," "Mother/Daughter Project," "Julia's Tango" and "Santa Monica" are among the cable channel's projects in the works.

[03/09/09 - 11:31 AM]
'The Ultimate Fighter: United States VS. United Kingdom,' Premieres April 1
UFC stars Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson will host the new season.

[03/09/09 - 11:25 AM]
CBS Wins Sunday in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 8.

[03/09/09 - 11:24 AM]
Devils Due Publishing & CBS Consumer Products Give New Life to Fan-Favorite TV Series Jericho with New Comic Book Series
The comic book series will pick up where the television program left off, answering many questions for its passionate fans.

[03/09/09 - 10:56 AM]
ABC Stands as Sunday's No. 1 Net for the 4th Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 8.

[03/09/09 - 08:51 AM]
Sound the Sirens! Comedy Central's(R) "Reno 911!" Returns for a Sixth Season with Two New Cast Members Premiering Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30 P.M.
Guest stars this season include Carmen Electra, George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Nick Swardson, Rachael Harris, Aziz Ansari, Matt Besser, Rob Huebel, Jay Johnston, AD Miles, Scott Thompson and Matt Walsh.

[03/09/09 - 08:38 AM]
Everyone's Favorite Southern Gals Are Coming Back and Joined by a New Housewife on the Second Season of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss will join the cast for the new season, which is currently in production.

[03/09/09 - 08:26 AM]
Animal Planet Announces Search for 2009 Hero of the Year
The winner will be recognized on-air and will receive a trip for two to a destination that supports their animal welfare passion.

[03/09/09 - 08:06 AM]
USA Network Announces Character Project, an Artistic Initiative to Celebrate the Changing Face of America Today
The project is "an ongoing artistic initiative to celebrate the extraordinary people, from all walks of life, who make this country unique."

[03/09/09 - 06:17 AM]
Sheila E. Named the Season Three Winner of CMT's "Gone Country"
The winning single, produced by John Rich, will go out via the CMT Radio Network on Monday, March 9.

[03/09/09 - 06:01 AM]
TLC Makes Room at the Table for the Hayes Family
The new series TABLE FOR 12 premieres Monday, March 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/09/09 - 12:12 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "V" (ABC, Script)

[03/09/09 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "Dancing with the Stars" Host Tom Bergeron

[03/06/09 - 06:39 PM]
More Shows In/Out at Discovery Networks; Spike to Wrap "Cowboy" on Wednesdays
Among the changes: Discovery Channel's "The Detonators" and Animal Planet's "Dark Days in Monkey City" have both been given the hook.

[03/06/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 6
Updates include: Comedy Central cancels "Chocolate News"; ABC adds "Pulling" to comedy pilot roster; and a huge wave of casting news.

[03/06/09 - 06:29 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Caprica" (Sci Fi)

[03/06/09 - 10:36 AM]
Csi, Featuring Guest Star Taylor Swift, Delivers Nearly 21 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/09 - 10:14 AM]
Daniel Tosh Is Taking on the World Wide Web; Comedy Central(R) Greenlights 'TosH.0'
"Tosh.0" is slated to begin production immediately and is scheduled to premiere in June.

[03/06/09 - 08:16 AM]
Animal Planet Follows the Wildlife of America's Most Extraordinary Wilderness in Breathtaking New Documentary Yellowstone: Battle for Life
The documentary premieres Sunday, March 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/06/09 - 07:48 AM]
A&E Network Presents the New Unscripted Series "Tattoo Highway" Following Renowned Artist Thomas Pendelton as He Takes His Tattoo Parlor on the Road Premiering This Spring
The 13-episode, half-hour series will premiere this spring.

[03/06/09 - 12:17 AM]
Interview: "Breaking Bad" Creator Vince Gilligan

[03/05/09 - 09:03 PM]
Kelly Clarkson Returns to the "American Idol" Stage Wednesday, March 11, on Fox
Clarkson will return to the "Idol" stage to perform her new hit single, "My Life Would Suck Without You."

[03/05/09 - 09:02 PM]
Grammy Award-Winning Superstar Kanye West to Perform on "American Idol" Wednesday, March 11, on Fox
West will perform his hit single, "Heartless," on the results show.

[03/05/09 - 09:01 PM]
American Idol Announces First-Ever Top 13
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/05/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 5
Updates include: TBS axes "Frank TV"; good (and a little bad) news about the future of "Heroes"; and Indira Varma to topline ABC's "Inside the Box."

[03/05/09 - 02:53 PM]
Ghost Hunters International Scores with Unprecedented Debut Season!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/09 - 02:28 PM]
High School Reunion Reaches New Heights and Scores Strongest Numbers to Date
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/09 - 02:02 PM]
Dancing with the Stars Contestants Jewel and Nancy O'Dell Withdraw from Competition Due to Injuries
Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs, O'Dell a torn meniscus.

[03/05/09 - 01:12 PM]
Bravo Lenses New Programming with Pick-Ups for Third Season of "Shear Genius" and New Series "Double Exposure"
"Shear Genius" season three casting calls are set for Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

[03/05/09 - 12:49 PM]
The CW Gets Fierce as Tyra Banks and "Top Model" Returns in Strong Fashion
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/09 - 12:48 PM]
Animal Planet Embraces Its Dark Side in New Series About Creatures of the Night
Brandon McMillan hosts the series, due on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/05/09 - 12:47 PM]
ABC Places a Solid No. 2 to FOX in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/09 - 12:34 PM]
How High Do You Have to Be to Believe in Ghosts? Comedy Central(R) and Paramount Vantage Explore the Supernatural, Optioning Rights to Ghosts/Aliens for Series and Feature Film
Trey Hamburger's recently-released book is being eyed as both a feature and a TV series.

[03/05/09 - 09:09 AM]
Al Michaels to Host NBC Daytime Olympic Coverage from Vancouver
This will be Michaels' first Olympic broadcast assignment in 22 years when he called hockey games at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

[03/05/09 - 07:26 AM]
Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim Mcgraw, Heidi Newfield, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Taylor Swift Set to Perform on the "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network
The event honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent.

[03/05/09 - 07:24 AM]
Nominees for Album of the Year Are Announced for the "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network
Montgomery Gentry, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and George Strait are up for said award.

[03/05/09 - 05:56 AM]
'Food Network Challenge' Champs Battle for Top Cake Title
"Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing" premieres Sunday, April 5 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/05/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Ugly Betty" Executive Producerstracy Poust & Jon Kinnally

[03/05/09 - 12:01 AM]
FOX Holds "Glee" Tryouts After "American Idol" Tuesday, May 19
The show will then premiere in the fall at a date to be announced.

[03/04/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 4
Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan goes "Inside the Box" for ABC; Morris Chestnut joins the "V" revival; and ABC adds another comedy pilot.

[03/04/09 - 04:37 PM]
According to Jim to Return to ABC Tuesdays
Back-to-back episodes of the veteran comedy will air Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting March 24.

[03/04/09 - 04:12 PM]
All Aboard the Crazy Train! "Osbournes: Reloaded" Premieres Tuesday, March 31, on Fox
Following the premiere, "Osbournes: Reloaded" will return to the FOX schedule as a series of one-hour specials to air later in the season.

[03/04/09 - 03:47 PM]
The "Bad Girls Club" Trip to Cancun Delivers Series High for W18-49
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/09 - 11:58 AM]
ABC Sees Its Strongest Tuesday in 6 Weeks in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/09 - 11:54 AM]
Bachelor Fan Favorite Jillian Harris Gets a Second Chance at Love When She Becomes "The Bachelorette," Premiering May 18 on Abc
The announcement was made last night on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2" special.

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[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings.

[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories.

[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
In just 4 days, Bill Murray and his celebrity friends will bring joy and laughter to people all around the world with the Netflix original holiday special.

[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
"Bolshoi Babylon," An Unprecedented Inside Look at the Famed Russian Ballet Company in the Wake of Scandal, Debuts Dec. 21 on HBO
The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato to Perform in Times Square During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."

[12/01/15 - 06:07 AM]
Bravo Media Announces "The Lookbook," A New Premier Digital Shopping Experience
Hosted on Bravotv.com, the online platform kicks off tied to the sophomore season of Bravo's scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."