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[03/13/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: Joel Gretsch added to ABC's "V" remake; Donald Faison reports for "The Law" on ABC; and FOX cleans up its pilot slate.

[03/13/09 - 12:51 PM]
ABC Wins the Night in Adults 18-34 and Across Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 12.

[03/13/09 - 12:49 PM]
ABC.com Delivers 9 Out of Top 10 Series Viewed Online in February 2009
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of February.

[03/13/09 - 11:17 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 12.

[03/13/09 - 10:23 AM]
TVlandprimE.com Lampoons the Network's Hit Series 'High School Reunion' with 'High School Reunion: Celebrity Edition'
The network's blog casts Brad Pitt as "The Jock," Bruce Willis as "The Class Clown" and Sarah Jessica Parker as "The Ugly Duckling," among others.

[03/13/09 - 09:24 AM]
Trace Adkins to Do a Special Performance in Honor of Wounded Troops at the "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network
Adkins will perform his song "Til the Last Shot's Fired" with the West Point Glee Club in support of Wounded Warrior Project.

[03/13/09 - 09:17 AM]
NBC Wipes Its Reality Slate Clean
While the Peacock will offer up six original series this summer, just as many won't be back.

[03/13/09 - 09:01 AM]
Daisy Is Looking for Her World to Be Rocked
"Rock of Love 2" runner-up Daisy De La Hoya stars in the series, premiering Sunday, April 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/13/09 - 09:01 AM]
Discovery Channel's Emmy Award Winning Original Series Cash Cab Returns for a Fourth Season April 20th
New this season: random contestants are given the opportunity to double their winnings in the "double ride" portion of the show.

[03/13/09 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "Gossip Girl" Executive Producer Stephanie Savage

[03/12/09 - 10:01 PM]
Top 10 Chefs Remain in "Hell's Kitchen"
FOX details the latest "Hell's Kitchen" elimination.

[03/12/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 12
Updates include: Mischa Barton set for "The Beautiful Life" at The CW; trio set for "Day One" on NBC; Bruce Greenwood and Miranda Otto tapped for the leads on "A Marriage" for CBS.

[03/12/09 - 02:04 PM]
Ghost Hunters Returns with Stellar Season 5 Premiere Ratings!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 11.

[03/12/09 - 02:01 PM]
America's Next Top Model Builds in Week 2
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 11.

[03/12/09 - 12:47 PM]
TNT Greenlights Two New Drama Series: Hawthorne, Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and Dark Blue, Starring Dylan Mcdermott
The series had previously been known as "Time Heals" and "The Line," respectively.

[03/12/09 - 12:10 PM]
NBC's Summer Schedule Packed with Original Scripted Series ('The Philanthropist,''The Listener' and 'Merlin') and Alternative Shows Paced by Debuts of New 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' and 'Great American Road Trip' -- Plus Return of Top-Rated 'America's Got Talent'
Also on tap: new mini-series "Meteor" (June 7 and 14) and "The Storm" (July 19 and 26).

[03/12/09 - 11:03 AM]
Inside the Financial Fiasco to Air on "Dateline" Beginning Sunday, March 22
The three-part investigative series continues Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29.

[03/12/09 - 10:43 AM]
CBS Scores Its Largest Audience and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating on a Wednesday Since December
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 11.

[03/12/09 - 10:25 AM]
The "52nd Annual Grammy(R) Awards" Will Rock Los Angeles' Staples Center Live, JaN. 31, 2010 on Cbs
To accommodate an earlier airdate, the eligibility year for the 52nd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be shortened by one month.

[03/12/09 - 09:55 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Human Target" (FOX, Script)

[03/12/09 - 09:00 AM]
MTV and Nick Lachey to Spotlight Some of the Nation's Most Talented Performing Arts Students in the Reality Musical Series "Taking the Stage"
Each episode of series, due on March 19, will feature songs and dance routines written and choreographed by the cast.

[03/12/09 - 08:23 AM]
Original Series 'Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment' Puts Nine Strangers to the Ultimate Mental and Physical Test
Look for the new season on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/12/09 - 08:22 AM]
There's Only One Deadliest Catch -- High Stakes, High Seas and High Drama Are Back
The show's fifth season kicks off on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c with a two-hour recap of season four the previous week.

[03/12/09 - 08:21 AM]
Alaska Week - Exploring America's Last Frontier
Discovery's annual stunt features such specials as UNTAMED ALASKA, ALASKA: MOST EXTREME, ARTIC ROUGHNECKS and BEAR ATTACK!

[03/12/09 - 08:20 AM]
Four Time Emmy(R) Award-Winning Series Hailed as a "Colossal Hit" Deadliest Catch: Season 4
The five-disc set includes the five-part special "After the Catch" hosted by Mike Rowe.

[03/12/09 - 07:55 AM]
Reelzchannel to Launch Friday Night Movie to Give Movie Lovers Fun & Affordable At-Home Weekend Entertainment
The movie will follow the network's weekly review series "Secret's Out" and "Movie Mob."

[03/12/09 - 07:02 AM]
Nickelodeon Signs Groundbreaking Deal with Multi-Talented Nick Cannon as Honorary Chairman of Teenick
In fourth quarter of 2009, The N will rebrand itself as TEENick.

[03/12/09 - 07:01 AM]
Kevin Nealon, Catherine O'Hara, Judy Greer to Headline Nick at Nite's New Stop-Motion Animated Comedy, Glenn Martin, Dds from Michael Eisner's Tornante Animation
The 20-episode animated series will launch this summer.

[03/12/09 - 06:41 AM]
Rumer Willis and Balthazar Getty Guest Star Alongside Emmy Nominated Anjelica Huston on an Upcoming Episode of NBC's 'Medium'
"'Medium' has always been a magnet for actors, but we really hit the jackpot with this episode," said executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron.

[03/11/09 - 09:01 PM]
Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nuñez Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/11/09 - 06:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 11
Updates include: Tyler Labine, Ashley Jensen and Minka Kelly all book pilots; Drake Bell to topline CBS's "The Fish Tank"; and NBC to take the "Great American Road Trip" this summer.

[03/11/09 - 03:37 PM]
Bad Girls Club Powers Oxygen to the Top Spot for W18-34 at 10pm
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 10.

[03/11/09 - 02:29 PM]
Sassier, Snippier and More Cutthroat! See Which Groomer Will Outshave, Outclip and Outdo the Rest When Animal Planet Returns with a Second Round of Hit Reality Series Groomer Has It
The new season rolls out Saturday, April 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/11/09 - 12:15 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Scores Its Best Delivery in Viewers and Adults 25-54 Since November 4, 2006
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, March 7.

[03/11/09 - 12:06 PM]
FOX Goes "Mental" This Summer
Chris Vance and Annabella Sciorra star in the drama, about "a dynamic, young psychiatrist who becomes Director of Mental Health Services at a Los Angeles hospital."

[03/11/09 - 11:36 AM]
Bravo Announces Maybelline New York as Multi-Platform Sponsor for Season Two of "Make Me a Supermodel"
Plus: Bravo Digital Media has also launched in-show live voting, where viewers will vote weekly for who they think Bravo can make into a supermodel.

[03/11/09 - 10:29 AM]
Ion Media Networks Creates Integrated Multichannel and Broadcast Distribution Organization
John Lawson will oversee the distribution relations team, taking over for the departing Steve Friedman.

[03/11/09 - 10:26 AM]
Oxygen Media Names Bryan Hale Vice President of Original Programming and Development
Hale previously served as Vice President of Development, West Coast for True Entertainment in Los Angeles.

[03/11/09 - 09:14 AM]
VH1 Acquires 'Anvil! the Story of Anvil'
The film follows Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner and their band, Anvil, which released one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal on Metal.

[03/11/09 - 12:10 AM]
Interview: "Lie to Me" Co-Stars Tim Roth & Kelli Williams

[03/11/09 - 12:09 AM]
Interview: "The Chopping Block" Host Marco Pierre

[03/10/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 10
Updates include: Melissa Leo joins HBO's "Treme"; Rebecca Romijn tapped for a lead role on ABC's "Eastwick"; and Deanne Dunagan to play mom on "The Big D" for CBS.

[03/10/09 - 12:59 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Bound by a Secret" Ranks as #1 Cable Movie of the Day and #2 of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, March 7.

[03/10/09 - 12:58 PM]
Lance Smith to Host Season Two of CMT's Hit Series 'Can You Duet'
Host of CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN, Smith joined CMT as the network's first VJ in 2001.

[03/10/09 - 12:57 PM]
Animal Planet's Groomer of the Year, Artist Knox, Takes on the Glamour and Glitter of Hollywood to Become the Beverly Hills Groomer
The "Groomer Has It" spin-off premieres Saturday, May 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/10/09 - 12:27 PM]
ABC Airs 5 of the Top 15 TV Shows in Adults 18-49 and 3 of the Top 10 Most Watched
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 2-8.

[03/10/09 - 12:26 PM]
ABC's Premiere Monday Lineup of "Dwts" and "Castle" Dominates
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 9.

[03/10/09 - 12:23 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the 18th Time in 24 Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 2-8.

[03/10/09 - 12:19 PM]
'The Office,' '30 Rock' and 'Biggest Loser' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of March 2-8
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 2-8.

[03/10/09 - 10:01 AM]
Playstation(R)network's Video Delivery Service Partners with NBC Universal to Offer Lineup of Hit Movies and Television Shows
The initial lineup will include such shows as NBC's "The Office," "Heroes" and "30 Rock," as well as SCI FI's "Battlestar Galactica" and "Eureka."







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[04/19/18 - 08:19 AM]
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A special Wednesday episode of the Peacock's franchise boosts the Peacock last night.

[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
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[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
NBC Pulls "Taken" from Friday Lineup for Expanded "Dateline"
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[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires 2018 Sundance and SXSW Winner "Science Fair"
The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Next Chapter in the "Chain of Command" Franchise
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Innovative Docu-Series: "In Their Own Words" (WT) from Peabody- and Emmy Award-Winning Producer/Director Tom Jennings
Tentative topics for the first season of the series include the Deepwater Horizon disaster, narco drug wars and the 2008 global financial meltdown.

[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic's Critically Acclaimed Legacy Series "Explorer" to Return to the Network This Fall
The new season, currently in production, will premiere on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.

[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
A+E Networks Inks Overall Production and First-Look Development Deal with Award-Winning Journalist Elizabeth Vargas
The centerpiece of the agreement will make Vargas the face of the network's new nonfiction primetime journalistic banner A&E Investigates(TM).

[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison Begin Production in Fiji on Hallmark Channel's "A Summer to Remember" (wt)
Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
Under the agreement, Velocity and Motor Trend will also live broadcast the full FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) "Super Season", which begins with the Spa-Francorchamps event this May.

[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
Sundance Now Greenlights Second Season of Original Relationship Dramedy "This Close"
"This Close" will begin production on its eight-episode second season in summer 2018 in Los Angeles.

[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Reinvents "Yo! MTV Raps" Across Linear and Digital Platforms Kicking Off with 30th Anniversary Live Event at Barclays Center on June 1st
Tickets to the show go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10AM ET.

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.