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[04/04/09 - 03:49 PM]
Zac Efron and Musical Guest Yeah Yeah Yeahs Make Their Snl Debut on April 11
Efron stars in the film "17 Again," which opens in theaters April 17.

[04/04/09 - 01:11 PM]
Daisies, "Knocks" Among ABC's Summer Slate
Also due next month: the return of "Wipeout," the premiere of the animated comedy "The Goode Family" and the mini-series "Diamonds."

[04/03/09 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 3
Updates include: Vince Gilligan, David Zabel set at Sony; Showtime passes on two pilots; and The CW completes casting on its "Melrose Place" revival.

[04/03/09 - 12:19 PM]
'Er' Takes Its Final Bow with the Biggest Viewership for Any TV Drama Series Finale in Nearly 13 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 2.

[04/03/09 - 12:18 PM]
The CW's "Supernatural" Beats the Devil, Posting Its Best Adults 18-34 Ratings Since Oct 2006
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, April 2.

[04/03/09 - 12:09 PM]
Gina Gershon to Headline Movie Project Based on Best-Selling Ann Rule Crime Novel Everything She Ever Wanted
Ryan McPartlin, Victor Garber and Rachel Blanchard also star in the mini-series, premiering in August.

[04/03/09 - 12:03 PM]
Slumdog Millionaire Star Anil Kapoor Joins Season Eight Cast of "24"
Kapoor will play a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.

[04/03/09 - 08:54 AM]
CBS's "Big Brother 11" Announces a Series of Open Casting Calls in Various Cities Across America
Open casting calls began this week and run through Saturday, April 18.

[04/03/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "The Tudors" Creator Michael Hirst

[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."







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Starring Neil Patrick Harris, "A Series of Unfortunate Events" recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny - whose evil uncle Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance.

[11/13/18 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps NBC in Front
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/13/18 - 08:01 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football": Giants-49ers Up 19 Percent Year-Over-Year
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[11/13/18 - 08:01 AM]
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[11/13/18 - 07:25 AM]
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[11/13/18 - 06:03 AM]
Video: Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" - Official Trailer Debut
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[11/13/18 - 06:00 AM]
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[11/12/18 - 01:03 PM]
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The comedy follows the faculty members of the fictional Smoot High in Denver, Colorado who are more inept than the kids they teach, and the outlandish exploits that take place inside the school's walls.

[11/12/18 - 12:37 PM]
Sam Worthington to Star in Untitled Brad Anderson Film for Netflix
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[11/12/18 - 12:10 PM]
Netflix Makes Overall Deal with Marti Noxon
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[11/12/18 - 12:00 PM]
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The series is based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother.

[11/12/18 - 11:59 AM]
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RuPaul will be joined by a star-studded line-up of celebrities, alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews, as they decide who will stay, lip-sync for their legacy, or "sashay away."

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[11/12/18 - 10:22 AM]
Video: WGN America Releases Key Art, First Trailer and Sets Premiere Date of Its Anticipated Religious Crime Drama Series "Pure" for Wednesday, January 23
Starring Ryan Robbins and Alex Paxton-Beesley, the one-hour drama takes viewers on a journey down a secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted man trying to shield his family and preserve his faith.