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[03/31/09 - 09:16 PM]
The Simpsons Get Stamp of Approval
Featuring the iconic Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson the postage stamps have been personally designed by creator Matt Groening.

[03/31/09 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 31
Updates include: Scott Porter joins "Masterwork" at FOX; VH1 extends "Celebrity Rehab"; and MTV renews its "Real World" franchise for another four cycles.

[03/31/09 - 04:09 PM]
2009 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 12 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/31/09 - 04:06 PM]
2009 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 14 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/31/09 - 01:52 PM]
Original Movies Drive Hallmark Channel to Deliver All-Time-High Women Demo Deliveries and Rank Network in Top 10 for 1st Quarter and March
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 01:50 PM]
Discovery Communications Posts Ratings Gains Among All Networks in Q109
The Discovery networks spin the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 01:48 PM]
AMC Introduces ''Story Matters Here''
The cable channel's new tagline will launch with the season finale of "Breaking Bad" on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/09 - 01:46 PM]
AbcfamilY.com Welcomes Back "Greek" with Interactive Online Viewing Parties
The partnership with View2Gether.com will allow fans to watch current episodes of the series simultaneously with others while chatting in real time.

[03/31/09 - 01:39 PM]
1q09 Is ABC Family's Most-Watched Quarter on Record in Prime in Key 18-34 and 12-34 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 12:31 PM]
IFC TV Greenlights Original Event Telefilm "Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter" from Lionsgate
The movie, to be penned by Glen Morgan, begins production this summer.

[03/31/09 - 12:13 PM]
CBS Wins Its Fourth Consecutive Week in Viewers and 21st of 27 This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 23-29.

[03/31/09 - 12:11 PM]
60 Minutes Makes the Top 10 Again -- for the Second Straight Week and 17th Time Over 25 Telecasts
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/31/09 - 12:07 PM]
NBC Universal and DirecTV Team Up Again to Renew 'Friday Night Lights' for 26 Episodes Over Two Additional Seasons
"It is one of the best shows in the history of television and we've worked hard to keep it alive for future seasons," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[03/31/09 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Earns No. 2 to FOX in the Sweep Across Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for the March sweeps period to date.

[03/31/09 - 12:02 PM]
ABC Airs 6 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 23-29.

[03/31/09 - 12:01 PM]
ABC Is the Most-Watched Network on Monday for the 4th Week in a Row and Across All Women Demos for the 8th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[03/31/09 - 11:41 AM]
Nick at Nite Celebrates Most-Watched Quarter Ever with Adults 18-49, Men 18-49
Nick at Nite spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 11:15 AM]
'Biggest Loser' and 'The Office' Pace NBC's Primetime Week of March 23-29
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 23-29.

[03/31/09 - 11:09 AM]
In Its Key Day/Date Sales Prime, 1q09 Ranks as Soapnet's Most-Watched Quarter Ever in Total Viewers
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 10:33 AM]
Oxygen Fastest Growing Network for W18-34 and W18-49 Among Top 25 Ad Supported Cable Networks
Oxygen spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 10:25 AM]
Sci Fi Jumps to #5 Among Adults 25-54 for March Powered by Battlestar Galactica, Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International
Sci Fi spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 10:20 AM]
A&E Finishes Best Quarter in Network History Ranking as the #4 Network in Cable To-Date in 2009
A&E spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 08:48 AM]
TV Land Awards to Honor Comedic Icon Don Rickles with This Year's Legend Award
"I feel honored that TV Land has finally woken up and decided to make me this year's recipient of the Legend Award," said Rickles.

[03/31/09 - 08:45 AM]
Bravo Earns Its Highest Rated First Quarter Ever Among Adults 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2009.

[03/31/09 - 08:37 AM]
TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: Just for Laughs
Among this year's lineup: "Ellen's Bigger Longer and Wider Show" and "An All-Star Comedy Show hosted by Russell Peters."

[03/31/09 - 06:58 AM]
Science Channel's Meteorite Men Takes Viewers on Quest for Extraterrestrial Treasure
The one-hour special airs Sunday, May 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/31/09 - 12:09 AM]
Interview: "Pretty Wicked" Executive Producer R.J. Cutler & Judge Jenn Berman

[03/31/09 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "My Boys" Star Jordana Spiro

[03/30/09 - 06:08 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 30
Updates include: leads set for CBS's "Waiting to Die"; ABC orders "Diamonds," "The Shark Tank"; and Mary Steenburgen to find "Happiness" at CBS.

[03/30/09 - 04:37 PM]
FOX to Pair "Love," "Kitchen" This Summer
Newcomer "More to Love" will launch on Tuesday, July 28 at 9:00/8:00c following "Hell's Kitchen," network sources revealed this afternoon.

[03/30/09 - 04:36 PM]
HBO Books "True Blood" Return for June 14
In addition, the pay channel has released 10 teaser picks for the show's sophomore run.

[03/30/09 - 04:09 PM]
The Real World Says Goodbye to Brooklyn
Plus: "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" returns on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/09 - 03:35 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN Reach Landmark Agreement to Showcase Premium Short-Form Content on Youtube
Channel roll out is scheduled to begin in mid-April for ESPN and early May for the Disney/ABC Television Group.

[03/30/09 - 12:41 PM]
Three-Time Golden Globe Nominee Treat Williams and Nancy Travis Star in 'Safe Harbor,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering May 30
The original movie also stars Orson Bean, Charlie McDermott, Reiley McClendon and Sam Jones III.

[03/30/09 - 12:36 PM]
You Are Cordially Invited to Join Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence Starring in the Original Movie "My Fake Fiancé" Premiering April 19 on ABC Family
Nicole Tubiola, Diane Neal and Steve Schirripa also star in the film, "about two people who decide to get married for the money and gifts."

[03/30/09 - 12:34 PM]
Do You Ever Wish You Could Have a Do-Over? "Being Erica" Fans Can When Soapnet Airs a "Being Erica" Catch-Up Marathon, May 2 from 3p-9p
Episodes 6-11 will be shown, leading up to the final two episodes of the season (Episodes 12 and 13) airing Thursday, May 7 and Thursday, May 14.

[03/30/09 - 12:34 PM]
Popular Science Magazine and Science Channel Partner to Create Original Television Series Popular Science: The Future OF...
The 10-part series will make its world premiere on Science Channel and Science Channel HD in June.

[03/30/09 - 12:33 PM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights on the Case with Paula Zahn
The 13-episode series is set to debut in October.

[03/30/09 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Sunday in Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/09 - 12:29 PM]
Starz Snares Its Spartacus!
Andy Whitfield is set as the title role, while Lucy Lawless also stars in the original series.

[03/30/09 - 12:26 PM]
BBC America - May Highlights
In addition to newcomers "Apprentice UK" and "Don't Tell the Bride," look for the return of "Hotel Babylon."

[03/30/09 - 12:21 PM]
Terrell Owens and the Bills Meet the Titans in Hall of Fame Game as "NBC Sunday Night Football" Kicks Off NFL Preseason
The August 9 showdown will be followed by Broncos/Bears on Sunday, August 30.

[03/30/09 - 11:43 AM]
Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards Is Biggest Ever!
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Saturday, March 28.

[03/30/09 - 11:42 AM]
Viewers Flock to Nickelodeon's Most-Watched Series Premiere Ever -- the Penguins of Madagascar
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Saturday, March 28.

[03/30/09 - 11:00 AM]
2009 Monday Night Football Preseason Schedule
Cardinals/Steelers kick things off on Thursday, August 13 with additional games on August 17, 24 and 31.

[03/30/09 - 10:05 AM]
Bravo's Mobile Initiatives Mark Triple Digit Year-Over-Year Growth
Bravo spins the digital numbers for the year to date.

[03/30/09 - 09:51 AM]
CBS Streaks to Fifth Consecutive Sunday Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/09 - 09:50 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold Emmy and Golden Globe Winning Comedy "The Office" in More Than 93% of U.S.
The series has been sold in 50 of the nation's top 50 markets for a fall 2009 launch.

[03/30/09 - 09:37 AM]
Several Discovery Channel Fan Favorite Series to Return for Second Season
AMERICAN LOGGERS, DESTROYED IN SECONDS, HOW STUFF WORKS, TIME WARP and TREASURE QUEST are all due back for second seasons.

[03/30/09 - 09:16 AM]
ESPN's "30 for 30" Filmmaker Roster Expands; Four More Films Announced
Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Barry Levinson and Albert Maysles join previously announced directors Steve Nash, Mike Tollin, Billy Corben & Alfred Spellman and Spike Lee.







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[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
The Alphabet's "American Crime" opens on top at 10:00/9:00c among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4.

[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
Little Women Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Lifetime(R)'s "Little Women: NY" Premiering on March 25
Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.

[03/05/15 - 01:08 PM]
Great American Country Renews Three Popular Series
The network announced the renewal of season two of "Flippin' RVs" (Justin and Anna Scribner), season three of "Junk Gypsies" (Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes) and season four of "Celebrity Motor Homes" (Blair Herter).

[03/05/15 - 11:58 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Awards" Host Nick Jonas, Platinum Selling Rapper Iggy Azalea with Grammy-Winner Jennifer Hudson, And Award Winning Pop-Rock Band 5 Seconds of Summer to Perform at This Year's Show
"We are so excited to be nominated and perform at the Kids' Choice Awards! It's our first time at the show and it's going to be awesome!" said 5 Seconds of Summer.

[03/05/15 - 11:53 AM]
Starz Announces Elisabeth Shue and Jason Schwartzman to Guest Star on "Blunt Talk"
Shue and Schwartzman will both appear as possible guests for Walter Blunt's (Patrick Stewart) nightly cable news show "Blunt Talk."

[03/05/15 - 11:41 AM]
#BieberRoast Roasters to Include Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero, Ludacris, Shaq, Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and More!
This year's dais will also feature some of today's hottest comedians including Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross.

[03/05/15 - 11:31 AM]
NBC's "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" Returns with Brand New Episodes
Special half-hour episodes will air Saturday, March 7 and April 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/05/15 - 11:17 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Deliver Decisive February Sweep Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the February sweeps period.

[03/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," Highlighting Stories of Former Church of Scientology Members, Who Detail Their Lives as Followers, Debuts March 29 on HBO
Alex Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

[03/05/15 - 10:35 AM]
AMC Continues the "Mad Men" Celebration with the Release of a Series of Tributes
Bryan Cranston, David O. Russell and Gayle King, among others, reminisce about the pilot, memorable moments and the end of the "Mad Men" era.

[03/05/15 - 10:06 AM]
Cast and Creators of NBC's Hit Comedy "Undateable" Up the Fun at SXSW with Comedy Showcase and Panel
Co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence will lead the comedy tour with series stars Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman.