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[03/24/09 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 24
Updates include: John C. McGinley steps "Back" into drama for CBS; a pair set for "Melrose Place" at The CW; and ABC's "V" casts a slew of recurring characters.

[03/24/09 - 03:58 PM]
No Superhero Costume Required Here: First Annual Catchcon Takes Fans by Storm
Sig Hansen, Phil Harris, Johnathan & Andy Hillstrand, and Keith Colburn will drop anchor in downtown Seattle for the first ever CatchCon fan fest on Saturday, April 25.

[03/24/09 - 03:28 PM]
Secret Life's 1b Finale Ranks as the Series' Most-Watched on Record in Total Viewers
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/24/09 - 02:03 PM]
Bitty Schram Returns to Guest-Star in Eighth & Final Season of Award-Winning Hit Series "Monk"
"We couldn't think of a better way to help wrap up the series than with the return of Bitty's character," said Tony Shalhoub. "Bringing some closure to Sharona is long overdue."

[03/24/09 - 01:11 PM]
We TV's Season Two Premiere of the Hit Series ''The Locator'' Garners a 1.2 Hh
WE tv spins the numbers for Saturday, March 21.

[03/24/09 - 01:10 PM]
Soapnet Gives Fans a Second Chance to Catch the First Five Episodes of "Being Erica" the Week of April 6 at 6pm (ET/PT) on Soapnet
The show stars newcomer Erin Karpluk, Michael Riley and Tyron Leitso.

[03/24/09 - 01:07 PM]
Viewers Are at Home on Hallmark Channel as Network Remains a Leader in C3 Audience Retention
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the fourth quarter of 2008.

[03/24/09 - 01:05 PM]
Hallmark Channel Increases Programming to 35 Original Movies for '09-'10 Upfront Season
Projects in production include "Mrs. Miracle," "The National Tree," "A Soldier's Love Story" and "Uncorked."

[03/24/09 - 01:04 PM]
Hallmark Movie Channel to Spotlight Student Films Through New Collaboration with Nyu's Tisch School of the Arts
Alec Baldwin, an alumnus of Tisch, is the first to be confirmed among an esteemed panel of judges who will determine which films meet the criteria to air nationally on the network.

[03/24/09 - 01:03 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Cross-Platorm Opportunities Reach 65.5% of U.S. Households Accounting for $280 Billion in Spending in Consumer Packaged Goods Category
The data also revealed that households that are Hallmark brand enthusiasts spend +10% more on consumer packaged goods annually than total U.S. homes.

[03/24/09 - 01:02 PM]
G4 Salutes Satire This April Fools' Day with U.S. Television Premiere of "The Onion Movie"
The film premieres Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00/6:00c as part of the network's "Movies That Don't Suck" franchise.

[03/24/09 - 12:57 PM]
Music Icon Dolly Parton Reveals a Serious Side When CMT.com Premieres a New Episode of "Unplugged at Studio 330" on Tuesday, March 31
The acoustic set includes songs from her newest album, Backwoods Barbie, including the title single and a haunting performance of "Only Dreamin.'"

[03/24/09 - 12:56 PM]
CBS.com Leads All Network Web Sites in Unique Viewers
CBS spins the digital numbers for the month of February.

[03/24/09 - 12:56 PM]
60 Minutes Finishes Fourth for the Week with President's Longest Interview
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/24/09 - 12:55 PM]
CBS Consumer Products and Rws & Associates Launch All New Stage Version of Survivor at Theme Parks Nationwide with Survivor: Live
"Survivor: Live" will make its worldwide debut on May 2 at Elitch Gardens in Denver and Frontier City in Oklahoma City.

[03/24/09 - 12:53 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Third Consecutive Week and for the 20th Time in 26 Weeks This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 16-22.

[03/24/09 - 12:52 PM]
ABC's Monday Is No. 1 in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 4th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/24/09 - 12:49 PM]
For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Delivers 3 of the Week's Top 5 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 16-22.

[03/24/09 - 12:07 PM]
'The Office,' 'Biggest Loser,' '30 Rock,' 'Er' and 'Svu' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of March 16-22
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 16-22.

[03/24/09 - 12:04 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "End of Steve, The" (Showtime, Script)

[03/24/09 - 10:04 AM]
Brooks & Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, John Rich, Leann Rimes, Blake Shelton and Lee Ann Womack Have Been Added to Perform, on "George Strait: Acm Artist of the Decade All Star Concert," a New Special to Be Broadcast May 27 on the CBS Television Network
Previously announced performers include Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

[03/24/09 - 09:14 AM]
Around the World for Free to Air on WGN America Beginning April 16
The series stars "The Amazing Race" alum Alex Boylan as he attempts to, you guessed it, go around the world for free.

[03/24/09 - 08:49 AM]
The Seventh Annual TV Land Awards to Honor 'M*a*s*h,' 'Married with Children,' 'Home Improvement,' 'Magnum P.I.,' 'Knots Landing' and 'Two and a Half Men' Among Others
Plus: The Legacy of Laughter Award will be presented to television actress and "Seinfeld" alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

[03/24/09 - 08:41 AM]
'Band of Brothers' Marches Onto Spike TV
The HBO mini-series will rebroadcast on Spike TV in the third quarter.

[03/24/09 - 07:23 AM]
George Lopez and TBS Get Ready to Change the Late-Night Landscape with Groundbreaking New Talk Show Launching in November
"If change can come to the White House, then change can come to late night," said Lopez. "Yes I can!"

[03/24/09 - 07:13 AM]
Battlestar Galactica Finale Blasts Away the Competition
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, March 20.

[03/24/09 - 12:03 AM]
Jennifer Beals to Guest-Star on "Lie to Me" Beginning Wednesday, April 29, on Fox
She'll play Zoe Landau, Lightman's (Tim Roth) ex-wife and Emily's (Hayley McFarland) mother.

[03/23/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 23
Updates include: Holt McCallany to topline FX's "Lights Out"; Amanda Bynes to get "Canned" for ABC; and Peter Krause and Maura Tierney report for "Parenthood" at NBC.

[03/23/09 - 02:12 PM]
Sci Fi and Rhi Entertainment Team for 4-Hour Movie Events 'Riverworld,' 'Alice' and 'The Phantom'
The two-night, four-hour movie events will begin production in the coming months and casting is underway for each.

[03/23/09 - 01:33 PM]
Super Bowl Xliii Champion Steelers to Open NFL Season on NBC as NFL Announces Kickoff Weekend & Thanksgiving Day Games
Tennessee at Pittsburgh on September 10 will be followed by Chicago at Green Bay on September 13.

[03/23/09 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football Season-Opening Doubleheader - Bills-Patriots and Chargers-Raiders on SepT. 14
The MNF doubleheader will be part of the NFL's celebration of the 50th anniversary season of the AFL.

[03/23/09 - 12:50 PM]
TBS Punches the Clock with Laughter in All New Special World's Funniest Office Commercials
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, April 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/23/09 - 12:41 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's New Original Series "Busted & Disgusted" Premieres Wednesday, April 1 Guaranteeing Gross-Outs Galore
"Surveillance cameras are commonplace these days, yet some people's behavior is completely shocking," said the network's Bob Boden.

[03/23/09 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original Series "American Idol Extra" Premieres at a Special Time on Thursday, March 26
Smokey Robinson and Season 7 alum Brooke White will stop by during the season premiere.

[03/23/09 - 12:37 PM]
Sports, News and Entertainment Drive CBS to Sunday Night Win in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/23/09 - 12:36 PM]
CBS Sports' Ratings Rise for Coverage of First Three Days of 2009 Ncaa Men's Basketball Championship
CBS spins the numbers for its NCAA coverage to date.

[03/23/09 - 12:29 PM]
ABC Finishes in a Virtual Tie for First on Sunday in Adults 18-49 with a "March Madness"-Driven Cbs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/23/09 - 12:04 PM]
FOX Dishes Up Another Season of "Kitchen Nightmares"
A second season was previously ordered back in September.

[03/23/09 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Sports & Oxygen Media Combine for 16 Hours of World Figure Skating Championship Coverage
Plus: Michelle Kwan will join Bob Costas and Dick Button as a guest analyst.

[03/23/09 - 10:34 AM]
DirecTV Strikes New Deal with Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution to Bring Smith, the Nine and Eyes Back to Primetime with Never-Before-Seen Episodes Beginning April 8
The deal includes four episodes of "Smith" and "The Nine" that never aired as well as the seven shelved installments of "Eyes."

[03/23/09 - 09:52 AM]
NBC Universal's Talent Diversity Initiative Expands Horizons with New First-Look Deal with New York's Celebrated Ars Nova
Ars Nova has nurtured such talents as Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda and comedian Jack McBrayer of "30 Rock."

[03/23/09 - 08:54 AM]
Jeff Dunham and Friends Have Found a Home at Comedy Central(R) Signing a Multi-Platform Deal to Encompass All Areas of Entertainment
The pact includes a series order, stand-up special, major-market stand-up tour, DVDs and a consumer products partnership.

[03/23/09 - 07:53 AM]
Showtime Networks Announces Breakthrough Interactive Television Application
The new application "creates an innovative new way for the viewer to access custom video segment that communicate the full value of a SHOWTIME subscription."

[03/23/09 - 06:20 AM]
Jeri Ryan, John Ashton and Delroy Lindo Guest Star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The trio will appear in the show's April 7 episode, entitled "Baggage."

[03/20/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 20
Updates include: CBS wants "The Whole 19 Yards"; HBO to follow "The Neistat Brothers"; and Elizabeth Mitchell lands the lead on ABC's "V" revival.

[03/20/09 - 01:00 PM]
MTV Premieres "Bully Beatdown" Hosted by Jason "Mayhem" Miller Premiering Sunday, March 22 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Reality guru Mark Burnett is behind the series, in which teens enlist "Mayhem to finally get the bullies off their backs."

[03/20/09 - 12:27 PM]
G4 Brings Gamers Premiere Access Inside 2009 Game Developers Conference, Including Highly-Anticipated Game Developers Choice Awards
The half-hour awards special airs Friday, April 10 at 6:30/5:30c.

[03/20/09 - 12:05 PM]
ABC Stands as the Most-Watched Network on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 19.

[03/20/09 - 12:04 PM]
ABC News to Broadcast President Obama's Press Conference on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 PM Et
The Alphabet confirms its coverage of the event.

[03/20/09 - 12:03 PM]
ABC.com Premieres New "Ugly Betty: Mode After Hours" Webisodes
A new episode of the online series will roll out each week, leading up to the May 7 return of "Ugly Betty" to ABC's primetime schedule.







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[05/23/17 - 04:39 PM]
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Through its first three seasons, the show has ranked one of basic cable's Top 10 summer dramas with adults 18-49.

[05/23/17 - 01:17 PM]
Catch the Premiere of "Big & Little," Tomorrow Night on TLC After "My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now"
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[05/23/17 - 12:38 PM]
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[05/23/17 - 12:33 PM]
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[05/23/17 - 12:14 PM]
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[05/23/17 - 11:52 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 11:25 AM]
Michael Strahan and ITV America Set Overall Deal
Under the partnership, Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini will develop unscripted programming for television and digital platforms.

[05/23/17 - 11:01 AM]
Discovery Family's New Original Series "Reno, Set, Go!" Rewards Individuals Facing Tough Times with the Ultimate Gift - A Covert Home Makeover in Less Than 36 Hours
In each 30-minute episode, a family and a team of expert crafters led by designer Cheryl Torrenueva and contractor Roger Morin perform a top-secret renovation for an unsuspecting homeowner while they are purposely kept out of the house.

[05/23/17 - 10:54 AM]
Nickelodeon Renews Top Hits from Top-Ranked Preschool Portfolio
The renewals of "PAW Patrol," "Shimmer and Shine," "Rusty Rivets" and "Nella the Princess Knight" are part of the network's largest preschool content pipeline ever of returning hit shows and new series for the 2017-2018 season.

[05/23/17 - 10:53 AM]
Country Stars Billy Ray Cyrus and Kelsea Ballerini Guest Star in All-New Blaze and the Monster Machines "Wild Wheels" Specials on Nickelodoen
The first special, "Animal Island," featuring Cyrus as Lazard, a greedy lizard-truck, premieres Monday, May 29.

[05/23/17 - 10:48 AM]
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[05/23/17 - 10:11 AM]
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On the 13 half-hour long episodes, Chef Roger Mooking continues his search for the most fascinating ways to cook with flames.

[05/23/17 - 10:04 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Season 12 of "SpongeBob SquarePants," Number-One Animated Series Across All TV with Kids
The pickup comes on the heels of the recent announcement for a third SpongeBob SquarePants theatrical from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, also slated for 2019.

[05/23/17 - 10:03 AM]
BBC America to Partner with Elisabeth Moss on Developing Mini-Series "Fever"
"Fever" tells the story of the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as "Typhoid Mary" as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early twentieth century New York.

[05/23/17 - 09:10 AM]
"DC Super Hero Girls" Embark on New Adventures, With New Animated Series Coming to Cartoon Network in 2018
The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls direct-to-video movies as well as digital webisodes launched in 2015.