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[03/17/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 17
Updates include: Sam Neill moves to ABC's "Happy Town"; quartet set for ABC's "Limelight"; and Alex O'Loughlin in talks to join "Three Rivers" at CBS.

[03/17/09 - 06:08 PM]
Interview: "Better Off Ted" Creator Victor Fresco

[03/17/09 - 03:59 PM]
FOX Plugs "Hole in the Wall," Trims "Osbournes"
Repeats of "American Dad" and "King of the Hill" will assume "Wall's" Sunday, 7:00/6:00c slot effective immediately.

[03/17/09 - 01:34 PM]
Obama to Make Third Primetime TV Address
President Obama is set to address the nation yet again - this time on Tuesday, March 24.

[03/17/09 - 12:55 PM]
History(Tm) Unveils the Discovery of One of the Largest Ocean Predators Ever Found - Predator X
The two-hour special premieres Sunday, March 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/17/09 - 12:17 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Vampire Diaries, The" (The Cw, Script)

[03/17/09 - 12:14 PM]
ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 5 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/17/09 - 12:13 PM]
ABC's Lineup of "Dwts" and "Castle" Takes the Net to the No. 1 Position in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 on Monday for the 3rd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 16.

[03/17/09 - 12:11 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the 19th Week This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/17/09 - 12:08 PM]
'The Office,' 'Er,' 'Biggest Loser' and 'Svu' Pace NBC's Primetime Week of March 9-15
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/17/09 - 11:24 AM]
Science Channel Debuts All-New Episodes of the Hit Engineering Series Build It Bigger
The series returns Monday, April 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/17/09 - 10:14 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Nominee Tracy Pollan Stars in the Highly Anticipated Lifetime Movie Network Original Film Natalee Holloway
Grant Show, Catherine Dent and newcomer Amy Gumenick also star in the film, airing Sunday, April 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/17/09 - 08:46 AM]
All-New Discovery Channel Series Brings Leonardo Da Vinci's Infamous Drawings to Life for the First Time
DOING DA VINCI, a six-episode original series, premieres Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning April 13.

[03/16/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 16
Updates include: Richard Dreyfuss to do "Everything" for CBS; Chevy Chase reports to NBC's "Community"; and Paul Campbell to topline ABC's "No Heroics."

[03/16/09 - 03:22 PM]
'Mythbusters' Launches Seventh Season Wednesdays at 9pm Beginning April 8 with Two-Hour Demolition Special
10 all-new high-definition episodes will air in a row, beginning with a two-hour "Demolition Derby Special."

[03/16/09 - 02:53 PM]
Teens Voice Top Choices in Annual "Teen Choice 2009" Monday, August 10, on Fox
The first round of nominees, hosts, performers and presenters will be announced soon.

[03/16/09 - 02:28 PM]
Turner Classic Movies to Embark on 10-Part Journey Through Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood
Set to premiere in 2010, MOGULS AND MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD will consist of 10 one-hour documentaries, each focusing on a different era of American movie history.

[03/16/09 - 12:53 PM]
CBS Wins Sunday for the Third Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 15.

[03/16/09 - 12:51 PM]
The Third Season of the Award-Winning Ghost Whisperer Webisodes, "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side Iii," Will Begin Streaming Friday, March 13 on CBS.com
From March 13 through April 27, fans can watch eight new webisodes and interact with a special on-line game.

[03/16/09 - 12:51 PM]
Country Music Fans Everywhere Have the Power to Vote for Entertainer of the Year at the "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network
Each nominee is also scheduled to perform, in addition to previously announced performers Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Heidi Newfield, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.

[03/16/09 - 12:49 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Sunday for the 5th Week in a Row in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 15.

[03/16/09 - 12:41 PM]
BET Promises Another Explosive Season of Its Top-Rated Reality Series 'College Hill: South Beach' Kicking Off Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 P.M.*
The sixth season promises "17 episodes filled with non-stop entertainment, revelations and drama for COLLEGE HILL fans."

[03/16/09 - 11:31 AM]
ABC Announces Season Finale Dates and the Return of "Ugly Betty" and "The Bachelorette"
Said dates extend from April 29 ("Better Off Ted") to May 21 ("Ugly Betty").

[03/16/09 - 11:08 AM]
David Chase to Develop Miniseries About the Creation of Hollywood for Hbo
Chase will write and executive produce the miniseries, as well as direct the initial episodes.

[03/16/09 - 10:48 AM]
Henry Rollins to Guest Star on FX Drama Sons of Anarchy
He'll play a new antagonist "who poses a deadly threat to the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club" during a six-episode arc.

[03/16/09 - 09:47 AM]
American Chopper Rides Into a Sixth Season on Tlc
The new season kicks off on Thursday, April 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/16/09 - 09:33 AM]
The Competition Is On: BET's 'Sunday Best' Top 20 Contestants Named
Plus: BET spins the numbers for Sunday, March 8.

[03/16/09 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV Seeks to Settle the Age-Old Question - Who Is the Deadliest Warrior?
The series bows Tuesday, April 7 at 10:00/9:00c, featuring a guest appearance by Chuck Liddell.

[03/16/09 - 08:38 AM]
Dan Patrick Signs Up for New TV Show on DirecTV
"I'm a natural for DIRECTV, I work best when you point me towards the southwesterly sky with an unobstructed view," said Patrick.

[03/16/09 - 08:31 AM]
Andy Samberg to Host 2009 MTV Movie Awards Live on Sunday, May 31st from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California
"Andy's connection with the MTV audience is so strong...it's electric," said Stephen Friedman, General Manager of MTV.

[03/16/09 - 08:08 AM]
Bravo Adds "Fashion Show," "New Jersey" in May
"New Jersey," the fourth installment of the network's "Real Housewives" franchise, will kick off on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/16/09 - 07:23 AM]
Spike TV Gives Series Order to 'Blue Mountain State' Produced by Varsity Pictures' Brian Robbins and Lionsgate
The comedy series is scheduled to premiere this summer.

[03/16/09 - 07:09 AM]
Atlas Media to Produce 'Royal Inquest' for Tlc/Investigation Discovery
The series, which goes "behind the scenes of the world's most intriguing royal scandals," will launch Sunday, March 29 on TLC.

[03/16/09 - 07:01 AM]
Syfy Is Sci Fi Channel's New Brand Identity Launching on Air and on Line July 7th
The switch will take place on Tuesday, July 7 with the premiere of "Warehouse 13" and the return of "Eureka."

[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).







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[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
"House of Lies" Renewed for a Fifth Season On Showtime(R)
"When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and "House of Lies" delivers for us each season," said Gary Levine.

[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Fahey has been cast in the role of "Uncle Eddie Cruickshank," the man who raised The Gecko Brothers after their father died in a fire.

[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
"Discovery Channel is going from strength to strength this coming year," said Rich Ross. "We're adding new documentaries, scripted series and themed programming to a strong lineup of new unscripted series."

[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
TLC Fills Out 2015-2016 Slate Of Programming with Style, Unique Families, And Life's Most Important Moments
This mix of authentic real people, compelling transformation, and larger-than-life stories will drive the network forward in the coming year.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Science Channel's 2015-2016 Upfront Programming Slate Breaks Boundaries
The passion, curiosity and bold questions that define the brand are all featured in Science Channel's provocative lineup of exciting shows.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
Velocity Adds Horse Power to Record Ratings Growth with 2015-16 Upfront Slate
Velocity's 2015-16 programming slate of 12 top returning franchises and several new series look to strengthen ratings with more than 220 premiere hours.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
Animal Planet Walks on the Wild Side with Its 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts More Than 650 Hours of Powerful Original Content This 2015-16 Upfront Season
With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Announces 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Filled with Heart-Pounding Medical Mysteries and Dramatic Series Capturing Life's Most Unexpected Moments
Discovery Life Channel delivers the heart-wrenching drama of those overcoming extreme adversity in an immersive storytelling style that captures the very best of nonfiction television.

[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
American Heroes Channel's 2015-16 Upfront Slate Welcomes the Return of Hit Series "Gunslingers" and "Against The Odds" to Network
AHC focuses on timeless and compelling action and adventure stories that bridge a connection between the lessons of past and the legends of today.

[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
Destination America's 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Takes All-American Entertainment Across the Country
Whether cooking special sauce at a Texas BBQ competition, exploring unknown territory in Alaska, hunting for monsters in West Virginia, building an epic dream house in the Rockies, or never giving up the fight in the wrestling ring, Destination America is TV that celebrates U.S.

[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Leaps Into 2015-16 Upfront Season
Discovery Family Channel features a clever mix of entertaining, high-quality real-world content that appeals to the entire family.