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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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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.