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[03/25/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 25
Updates include: Michelle Trachtenberg set for "Mercy" at NBC; Ian Somerhalder books "The Vampire Diaries" at The CW; and Josh Charles joins CBS's "The Good Wife."

[03/25/09 - 06:13 PM]
Interview: "Samantha Who?" Co-Creator Donald Todd

[03/25/09 - 04:09 PM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" Season Finale Becomes Cable's Number One Telecast of the Day Among W18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 24.

[03/25/09 - 02:00 PM]
Saturday Night Live Springs Into April with the First of Two New Shows
First up: Seth Rogen with musical guest Phoenix on April 4.

[03/25/09 - 12:27 PM]
Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange Star in HBO Films' Grey Gardens, Debuting April 18
Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange topline the film, from director Michael Sucsy.

[03/25/09 - 12:19 PM]
ABC Announces the Airdate of Hollywood's Biggest Night, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, on Sunday, March 7, 2010
The ceremony will once again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

[03/25/09 - 12:17 PM]
The Hills Returns for Fifth Season on April 6th at 10:00pm ET/PT with More Unforgettable Surprises Than Ever
The new season "kicks off as Lauren gets the ultimate surprise when Stephanie brings Heidi to her birthday party."

[03/25/09 - 12:16 PM]
The CW's "Reaper" Climbs Season Highs
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 24.

[03/25/09 - 11:19 AM]
Ncis and the Mentalist Lead CBS to Tuesday Win in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 24.

[03/25/09 - 11:18 AM]
Growing Week to Week, ABC Marks Its Strongest Tuesday in 4 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 24.

[03/25/09 - 10:32 AM]
Ion Television Scores Viewership and Advertiser Growth Following Recent Re-Branding
ION spins the numbers for the year to date.

[03/25/09 - 10:31 AM]
Ion Television Announces Plans to Produce 12 Original Movies a Year as Expansion of Primetime Line-Up Continues
These films will join a line-up this fall that includes original series "Durham County," "The Guard" and "The Border."

[03/25/09 - 09:54 AM]
TLC Takes the Cake with Buddy Valastro
The new series CAKE BOSS will premiere in early June following a special on Sunday, April 19.

[03/25/09 - 09:14 AM]
Discovery Communications and Planet Green Take a 360 Approach to Earth Day 2009 with a Month-Long, Company-Wide Celebration for the Planet
The month-long effort will include special episodes of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8," Planet Green's "Emeril Green" and more!

[03/25/09 - 09:01 AM]
Cartoon Network Continues Its Evolution with Largest, Most Diverse Development Slate in Network History
19 new programming ventures are on tap, including three new action-adventure and four new comedy animated series as well as six live-action "alternative" half-hour series.

[03/25/09 - 08:35 AM]
NBC.com Releases New Research on Full Episode Viewing
NBC spins the digital numbers for the fourth quarter of 2008.

[03/25/09 - 08:23 AM]
Stewie Griffin Offers Booth Some Sage Advice on "Bones" Thursday, May 7, on Fox
"The guy was good during the actual scenes, which is the important thing," David Boreanaz commented. "But between takes he literally vanished - nowhere to be seen."

[03/25/09 - 08:11 AM]
Animal Planet Exposes Horrific Billion Dollar Industry in New Special Puppy Mills: Exposed
This special episode of ANIMAL COPS: PHILADELPHIA airs Monday, April 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[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.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.