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[04/02/09 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 2
Updates include: Chris Elliott joins "The Fish Tank" at CBS; Justin Bartha books the lead on FOX's "The Station"; and HBO eyes a mini-series about showbiz fixer Sidney Korshak.

[04/02/09 - 03:13 PM]
Ghost Hunters Reigns as #1 on Wednesdays!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 01:11 PM]
Bones to Visit Monday, Wednesday Nights in April
Look for special first-run episodes of the series on Wednesday, April 15 and Monday, April 20.

[04/02/09 - 01:09 PM]
It's Good to Be Bad as Oxygen Greenlights Fourth Season of 'Bad Girls Club' on Heels of Record Breaking Ratings
The show's third season was Oxygen's first series ever to average over one million viewers per episode.

[04/02/09 - 12:48 PM]
CMT and Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Present the Ultimate Backwoods Survival Series with "Runnin' WilD... from Ted Nugent" Premiering August 2009
The series "will feature competitors who struggle in wilderness-based endurance challenges created by Nugent and his eighteen-year-old son, Rocco."

[04/02/09 - 12:45 PM]
Hd Theater Upfront Programming Fact Sheet
The network's additions include TWIST THE THROTTLE, STUNT STARS, I COULD DO THAT!, SUN-RIDE EARTH, MIGHTY SHIPS and THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE RIDES.

[04/02/09 - 12:43 PM]
Discovery Health Celebrates 10 Years with Programming That Matters
A half-dozen specials will help cap the network's transition to OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK in early 2010.

[04/02/09 - 12:42 PM]
Science Channel Announces Largest Investment in Original Programming in Network History
HEAD GAMES, THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, THE WORLD WITHOUT, HOW MACHINES WORK, FRINGE SCIENCE and SUPERHUMANS are among the latest newcomers.

[04/02/09 - 12:40 PM]
Investigation Discovery's 2009-10 Upfront Programming Slate Satisfies Audiences Who Crave Mysteries and Appreciate Gripping Storytelling
Newly announced series include THE WILL: FAMILY DIVIDED, FORENSICS: YOU DECIDE, THE BUREAU, WHOOPI GOLDBERG'S COLD CASES and PRISON WIVES.

[04/02/09 - 12:39 PM]
Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network Gives Sneak Peek of New Network Dedicated to Living Your Best Life
The channel's inaugural lineup will include THE PETER WALSH PROJECT, DR. LAURA BERMAN, EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, INSIDE: LISA LING INVESTIGATES, MASTER CLASS and SURFER'S HEALING.

[04/02/09 - 12:37 PM]
Travel Channel Enters 2009-10 Upfront Season with Record Ratings, Popular Returning Series and New Programs That Offer a Multitude of Brand Extensions and Partnership Opportunities
SAMANTHA BROWN'S ASIA and AMERICA'S WORST DRIVER will join such returning series as MAN v. FOOD and ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS.

[04/02/09 - 12:35 PM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Bold Entertainment Slate in 2009-2010 Upfront Season
Among the 10 newcomers: BIO RECON, COWBOYS, FETCH ME A BEER, IPREDATOR, THE HERD and WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS TOWNS.

[04/02/09 - 12:34 PM]
TLC Announces Exclusive Biography of CapT. Sullenberger
The documentary, set to air in late 2009, explores what Sully was thinking and doing during the headline-making event.

[04/02/09 - 12:32 PM]
TLC Launches Into Upfront with Ratings Growth and a Programming Slate That's Anything But Ordinary
New series include THE LITTLE COUPLE, WEDDED TO PERFECTION, WILD WEDDINGS, FREAKIN FABULOUS WITH CLINTON KELLY and MAKING OVER AMERICA WITH TRINNY & SUSANNAH.

[04/02/09 - 12:30 PM]
The Wondrous, the Adventurous, the Curious; Discovery Channel's 2009-10 Upfront Slate Is Filled with Captivating Series and Specials
Upcoming events include BEFORE AMERICA, DISCOVERY ATLAS, ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSE, MEGA BEASTS, RAGING PLANET 2 and STEPHEN HAWKING'S UNIVERSE.

[04/02/09 - 12:27 PM]
AMC Renews Award Winning Drama Series Breaking Bad for Third Season
Production on the third season is expected to begin later this year, with premiere slated for 2010.

[04/02/09 - 12:27 PM]
Top Model Tops Its Time Period with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Increases Over the Year-Ago Wednesday for 8 Weeks in a Row in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 11:03 AM]
Kathy Griffin Dishes on Grammys, the "Schmemmies" and Cher in Her Sixth Bravo Stand-Up Special, "Kathy Griffin: She'Ll Cut a Bitch" Premiering Wednesday, April 15 at 9 PM ET/PT
Plus: "Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List" returns for a fifth season on Monday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/02/09 - 10:44 AM]
Steamy Suspense Thriller Unstable to Premiere on Lifetime Television April 25, 2009
Shiri Appleby and Kathy Baker star in the film, about a wealthy young woman whose husband may be "trying to push her to the brink of insanity in hopes of getting his hands on her inheritance."

[04/02/09 - 10:35 AM]
Mekhi Phifer to Guest-Star on "Lie to Me" Beginning Wednesday, May 6, on Fox
He'll play Ben Reynolds, an FBI agent who partners with Lightman in the show's final two episodes of the season.

[04/02/09 - 10:11 AM]
Hfpa Announces Timetable for "The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards"
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, December 15 for the Sunday, January 17 ceremony.

[04/02/09 - 10:10 AM]
No Joke! -- Hidden Camera April Fool's Day Special "I Get That a Lot" Is a Time Period Winner in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 10:09 AM]
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Ingram, Martina Mcbride, Matthew Mcconaughey, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Will Present on the "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network
They'll join the previously announced Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Miley Cyrus, Rascal Flatts, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and host Reba McEntire.

[04/02/09 - 10:08 AM]
Dierks Bentley, Martina Mcbride and Honoree George Strait Have Been Added to Perform on the "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 Brooks & Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Faith Hill, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw.

[04/02/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Survivor" Host Jeff Probst

[04/01/09 - 10:01 PM]
Megan Joy Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/01/09 - 10:01 PM]
Megan Joy Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/01/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 1
Updates include: George Segal to visit HBO's "Entourage"; Kevin Rahm to be "This Little Piggy" for ABC; and AMC gets into the reality business.

[04/01/09 - 03:36 PM]
Pretty Wicked Night for Oxygen
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/09 - 02:02 PM]
Andrea Wong Project Runway Statement
The Lifetime chief confirms "Project Runway" will roll out this summer along with a new season of "Army Wives" and the new series "Drop Dead Diva."

[04/01/09 - 01:20 PM]
Apprentice Uk Comes to BBC America
CNBC previously took a stab at airing the series, which was dropped after four episodes.

[04/01/09 - 01:03 PM]
NBC Universal Honored with Three 2008 Peabody Awards
Receiving the awards were NBC Sports, "Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "Saturday Night Live."

[04/01/09 - 01:02 PM]
Project Runway Statement
NBC Universal, The Weinstein Company and Lifetime have resolved their dispute over the series.

[04/01/09 - 12:36 PM]
Justin Timberlake, Sandra Bullock, Paris Hilton to Appear on Bravo's "A-List Awards"
Also signing on: Padma Lakshmi, Ana Ortiz, Kenneth Cole, Kendra Wilkinson, Lance Bass, Niecy Nash, Lisa Lampanelli, Rachel Dratch, Maria Bamford, Jenni Pulos and Todd English.

[04/01/09 - 12:17 PM]
ABC's "Dwts Results" Outdraws NBC's "Loser" at 9pm by 3.4 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/09 - 12:16 PM]
ABC News Wins a Peabody Award for "Hopkins"
The network has honored for its seven-part documentary series "Hopkins."

[04/01/09 - 11:42 AM]
CBS's "Guiding Light" to Broadcast Its Final Episode on Friday, SepT. 18
The series will have spanned 72 years and more than 15,700 episodes on television and radio.

[04/01/09 - 11:25 AM]
HBO's "Into the Storm," Lifetime's "Maneater" Set for May
The pay channel's "The Gathering Storm" sequel and Lifetime's Sarah Chalke-led mini-series are both set for the final weekend in May.

[04/01/09 - 10:52 AM]
FOX Bumps "Mental" to May 29
Less than a week after setting its summer schedule, FOX is making a few more adjustments.

[04/01/09 - 09:33 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Wanda Sykes Returns to FOX ...and Weekends Will Never Be the Same
"Yes, my relationship with FOX hasn't been the best, but if Rihanna can go back to Chris Brown, I can go back to FOX," said Sykes. "Oprah tried to talk me out of it, but I think FOX has changed."

[04/01/09 - 09:12 AM]
68th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
TV winners include "Entourage," "John Adams," "Breaking Bad" and "Lost."

[04/01/09 - 09:10 AM]
USA Network Partners with Hoover to Create the First Ever "Clean Screen Day"
On Sunday, April 5, USA will present a "bug and snipe-free" marathon of "Monk" starring the ultimate obsessive-compulsive character, Adrian Monk.

[04/01/09 - 07:14 AM]
Bravo Unveils the 15 Designers Set to Compete on "The Fashion Show," Premiering Thursday, May 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
The group will compete for a chance to have their designs sold in the retail market and win a $125,000 prize.

[04/01/09 - 12:03 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Southland" (NBC)

[04/01/09 - 12:01 AM]
FOX Gets Foolish for April Fool's Day
Pranks from the sets of "Hell's Kitchen," "House," "Dollhouse" and more will be featured during commercial breaks on tonight's "American Idol" and "Lie to Me."

[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.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
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[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
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[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
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[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.