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[03/19/09 - 03:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 19
Updates include: Eric McCormack and Reno Wilson to topline ABC's "The New Twenty"; Lindsay Sloane and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are "Pulling" for ABC; and Holly Robinson Peete joins "The Bridget Show," also at ABC.

[03/19/09 - 01:02 PM]
Animal Planet Advances to the Starting Gate for Season Two of Docu-Drama Jockeys
Seven new episodes - featuring two new jockeys - will roll out this summer.

[03/19/09 - 12:59 PM]
IFC Greenlights Season Two of the IFC Media Project
Production on five new episodes began in New York City in early January, with season two slated to premiere Sunday, May 3.

[03/19/09 - 12:54 PM]
Interview: "Head Case" Co-Star Steve Landesberg

[03/19/09 - 12:02 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "NCIS: Legend" (CBS, Script)

[03/19/09 - 10:49 AM]
Top Model Lifts the CW to #1 at 8pm with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 18.

[03/19/09 - 10:48 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Year-Ago Wednesday on 6 of the Past 7 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 18.

[03/19/09 - 10:44 AM]
58th Annual Miss Universe(R) Competition to Air Live from the Bahamas on NBC and Telemundo Sunday, August 23
Venezuelan native Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the telecast.

[03/19/09 - 09:39 AM]
Bravo Kicks Off "Top Chef: The Tour 2" Beginning Friday, March 27 Sponsored by Quaker
The tour will feature a brand new state-of-the-art customized traveling 18-wheeler semi-truck, with an expansive space to accommodate more fans for each on-site demonstration.

[03/19/09 - 07:42 AM]
TV Land Snags Eliot Goldberg for West Coast Senior Vice President, Development and Original Programming for TV Land Prime
Prior to joining TV Land, Goldberg served as executive vice president of programming and development at Ryan Seacrest Productions.

[03/18/09 - 09:01 PM]
Alexis Grace Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/18/09 - 07:02 PM]
Networks Firm Up Obama Plans for March 24
Among the changes: FOX will shift "American Idol" to Wednesday and Thursday that week, pre-empting "Lie to Me" and "Bones."

[03/18/09 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 18
Updates include: NBC orders "The Sing Off"; Kyle Bornheimer gets a "Threesome" at ABC; and Alfre Woodard joins FOX's "Maggie Hill."

[03/18/09 - 02:22 PM]
Jeff Wachtel Named President USA Network Original Programming
He will also continue his role as co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions.

[03/18/09 - 01:31 PM]
CBS and Warner BroS. Television Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement for "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory"
The agreement renews TWO AND A HALF MEN through the 2011-2012 season and THE BIG BANG THEORY through 2010-2011.

[03/18/09 - 01:12 PM]
'Atom TV' Returns to Comedy Central with a New Season!
Among this season's offerings: "Blake Lewis Is Sh*tting In My Bathroom" and ""My Best Friend Is My Penis."

[03/18/09 - 12:56 PM]
On an Ultra-Competitive Night, ABC Draws Biggest Tuesday in 2 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 17.

[03/18/09 - 12:53 PM]
'The Colbert Report' Will Tape a Week of Episodes in the Persian Gulf on Uso Tour and Become the First Television Series in Uso History to Film Multiple Shows in the Combat Zone
"I'm going to the Persian Gulf," Colbert said. "I can't tell you where I'm going, but the fact that I can't tell you where I'm going should tell you where I'm going."

[03/18/09 - 12:39 PM]
CBS News Will Broadcast President Obama's News Conference on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 Pm, Et
Said coverage will bump "NCIS" and "The Mentalist" back an hour, pre-empting "Without a Trace."

[03/18/09 - 12:28 PM]
On Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" the Hair Is Big, But the Drama Is Bigger!
Plus: get a sneak peak at the New Jersey ladies during a preview special on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/18/09 - 10:44 AM]
Actor/Comedian Lance Krall Is Back as Everyone's Favorite Moronic Dj in the Second Season of VH1's 'Free Radio' Premiering Thursday, April 2 at 11pm*
This season's guests include Ed Helms, Emily Procter, Dominic Monaghan, Kathy Griffin, Akon, David Cook, Hank Azaria, Cheech & Chong and John Stamos.

[03/18/09 - 08:02 AM]
The Music of Pearl Jam Will Rock Throughout the Two-Part Sixth Season Finale of "Cold Case," May 3 and 10
A total of 16 to-be-determined Pearl Jam hits will be woven throughout the two consecutive COLD CASE finale episodes.

[03/18/09 - 07:43 AM]
CBS and Eqal Present Harper's Globe
The online experience for the new drama "Harper's Island" begins today.

[03/18/09 - 07:42 AM]
Kanye West's Flow Is Comedy Gold on "The Cleveland Show"
West will appear as KENNY WEST, an all-around cool kid and the archenemy of CLEVELAND JR. (Kevin Michael Richardson).

[03/18/09 - 04:01 AM]
Animal Planet's Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Spotlights the Wonders of the Natural World
Season seven of the iconic wildlife series launches on Sunday, April 5 at 7:00/6:00c.

[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.







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