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[04/06/09 - 06:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 6
Updates include: Laura Leighton to visit The CW's "Melrose Place"; "Reaper" creators head to 20th Century Fox Television; and Mara Brock Akil to pitch an hourlong version of "The Game."

[04/06/09 - 02:06 PM]
FOX Reality Channel and Glassman Media Set Out to Find a Perfect Match for Internet Sensation Cindy Margolis
Casting on "The Cindy Margolis Dating Project" begins today.

[04/06/09 - 01:53 PM]
Sci Fi's Sanctuary Begins Production on Season 2
Plus: Agam Darshi will join the cast as Kate Freelander, "a swindler, con artist and thief who finds herself in an uneasy alliance with Dr. Magnus."

[04/06/09 - 12:51 PM]
The CW Announces Two Reality Series Premieres for Summer 2009
HITCHED OR DITCHED premieres Tuesday, May 26 while BLONDE CHARITY MAFIA will roll out Tuesday, July 7.

[04/06/09 - 12:38 PM]
Planet Green Announces Fan Favorite Returning Series Premiering in Second Quarter
The new season openers headline the network's special Earth Day celebration "Turn Back the Temp: The Coolest Week on TV" beginning April 19-25.

[04/06/09 - 12:36 PM]
John Schneider and Emmy(R) Nominee Roma Downey Star in 'Come Dance at My Wedding,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering June 6
Brooke Nevin and Christopher Jacot also star in the project, formerly known as "The Wedding Dance."

[04/06/09 - 12:35 PM]
The "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" Dominates Sunday
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 5.

[04/06/09 - 12:35 PM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of 2009 Final Four Scores Ratings Slam Dunk
CBS spins the numbers for its NCAA coverage to date.

[04/06/09 - 11:36 AM]
Cartoon Network to Premiere Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded, Enhanced Episodes from Season One of Lucasfilm LtD.'s Hit Animated Series Star Wars: The Clone Wars(Tm)
The "enhanced" installments of the series will premiere Friday, May 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/06/09 - 11:21 AM]
America's Next Top Model Returns to New York City for Open Casting Call on Saturday, April 11
Confirmed location will be posted to www.cwtv.com later this week.

[04/06/09 - 10:22 AM]
Patton 360 Premieres Friday, April 10 at 9pm ET on History
The 10-part series uses "cutting-edge animation, archival footage, and interviews with veterans of Patton's Army to immerse viewers into the battles of World War II."

[04/06/09 - 09:41 AM]
It's the Biggest and the Best Time to Tune in and Space Out! Get Ready for the World Television Premiere of the 'Futurama' Epic 'Into the Wild Green Yonder' Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Sunday, April 26 at 9:00 P.M.*
The two-hour event marks the latest TV premiere of the franchise's direct-to-DVD movies.

[04/06/09 - 08:51 AM]
The Futon's First Look - "Chuck: Chuck Versus the Dream Job" (NBC)

[04/06/09 - 08:24 AM]
Mortgage Payoff Awaits One Lucky Family in 'HGTV's $250,000 Challenge' Premiering May 31 at 10 PM ET/PT
Drew Lachey hosts the series, which will also feature "Design on a Dime's" Kristan Cunningham and "Designed To Sell's" John Gidding.

[04/06/09 - 07:24 AM]
MTV Hands Over the Cameras as Students Document Their "College Life" Premiering Monday, April 13 at 10:30pm ET/PT
The series follows a group of college kids at a Big Ten University in Madison, Wisconsin.

[04/06/09 - 06:50 AM]
FOX's Summer Is Getting Even Bigger!
The network confirms our previous reports about the launch dates for "Mental" (May 29) and "More to Love" (July 28).

[04/06/09 - 06:10 AM]
Kathleen Turner, Peter Gallagher & Diane Farr to Guest Star on Showtime's Californication
Turner will play a seductive agent with Gallagher as a college dean and Farr as a sexy teacher's assistant in the new season, due this fall.

[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.







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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore "Chicago P.D." Ranks #1 in Its Time Period in 18-49 Among ABC, CBS and NBC
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[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
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