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[04/10/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

[04/10/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 10
Updates include: TNT cancels "Trust Me"; Showtime passes on all of its pilots; and a dozen directors land pilot duty.

[04/10/09 - 12:51 PM]
For the 2nd Month in a Row, ABC.com Delivers 9 Out of Top 10 Series Viewed Online
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of March.

[04/10/09 - 12:49 PM]
Sundance Channel Signs Subaru as Presenting Sponsor for New Series, ''Eco Trip: The Real Cost of Living,'' Part of Network's ''The Green'' Programming Block
The series, "an in-depth exploration of the origins and environmental impacts of common everyday products," premieres Tuesday, April 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/10/09 - 12:46 PM]
Boosted by the Premieres of 'Southland' and 'Parks and Recreation,' NBC Ties for #1 Thursday Night in 18-49 and Wins Outright in 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 9.

[04/10/09 - 10:43 AM]
Csi and "Survivor" Win Time Periods in All Key Measures
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 9.

[04/10/09 - 07:51 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Signs Deal with Comedian Nick Swardson for One-Hour Stand-Up Special and Dvd
The stand-up special will tape today, April 10 at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas and is set to air this fall.

[04/09/09 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 9
Updates include: HBO renews "Eastbound & Down"; Melora Hardin to play female lead on FX's "Lights Out"; and "Prison Break: The Final Break" set for DVD.

[04/09/09 - 02:27 PM]
Bones, "Lie to Me" to Get Summer Slots
"Lie to Me" will be paired with "House" starting May 25 and "Bones" will lead into "So You Think You Can Dance" beginning June 4.

[04/09/09 - 02:03 PM]
Spike TV's "Deadliest Warrior" Slays the Competition
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 7.

[04/09/09 - 12:55 PM]
ABC Family to Present the Network Television Premieres of Walt Disney Pictures' "G-Force" and "A Christmas Carol"
The package also includes the network television premiere of "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," and second position windows for the studio's two recent films, "Race to Witch Mountain" and "Bedtime Stories."

[04/09/09 - 11:44 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 9 Weeks in a Row in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 8.

[04/09/09 - 11:08 AM]
NBC Re-Schedules Two Original Summer Miniseries as 'Meteor' Now Aims for July 12 and 19 While 'The Storm' Will Air on July 26 and August 2
The pair were originally set for June 7-14 and July 19-26, respectively.

[04/09/09 - 09:03 AM]
Bravo Picks-Up "Nyc Prep," a Docu-Series Following Affluent Teenagers in Manhattan's Social Circle
The cable channel confirms our previously reported launch date.

[04/09/09 - 05:01 AM]
Check It Out, Man - the United States Postal Service(R) Previews Simpsons(R) Stamps
The 44-cent stamps can be pre-ordered online and will be mailed to customers on May 7.

[04/09/09 - 04:04 AM]
WGN America Is Everywere America Calls Home -- Network Completes Rebrand and Relaunches in April
Newcomers to the rebranded channel include "WWE Superstars," " Around the World For Free," "Hollywood & Dine" and "Cultivating Life."

[04/09/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Harper's Island" Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell

[04/09/09 - 12:01 AM]
Leonard Nimoy to Guest-Star on "Fringe"
Nimoy will "appear as pivotal person of interest William Bell as the critically acclaimed series approaches its dramatic and revealing first season finale."

[04/08/09 - 10:01 PM]
Scott Macintyre Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/08/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 8
Updates include: FOX orders "Someone's Gotta Go"; "Dollhouse" episodes to premiere on DVD; and Leah Remini joins ABC's "Don't Try This at Home."

[04/08/09 - 05:59 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Parks & Recreation" (NBC)

[04/08/09 - 03:14 PM]
Legendary Medical Drama "Er" to Receive the Icon Award at the "2009 TV Land Awards" on Sunday, April 19th
Alex Kingston, Anthony Edwards, Linda Cardellini, Ellen Crawford, Laura Innes , Kellie Martin, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra, Shane West and Yvette Freeman will accept the honor.

[04/08/09 - 02:49 PM]
Bravo's Real Housewives Franchise Continues Record Breaking Ratings Success
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 7.

[04/08/09 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Announces Its Summer Schedule
"The Superstars," "I Survived A Japanese Game Show" and "Dating in the Dark" are among the latest additions.

[04/08/09 - 12:44 PM]
Streisand: Live in Concert, an All-Access Pass to One of Barbra's Most Memorable Concerts, Airing Saturday, April 25, on Cbs
This special broadcast celebrates the DVD release of "Streisand: The Concerts" on Tuesday, April 28.

[04/08/09 - 11:03 AM]
May Is Massive on Fox
FOX details its May sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[04/08/09 - 09:48 AM]
Comedy Central(R) to Roast Comedic Icon Joan Rivers
"I'm thrilled to be doing this for COMEDY CENTRAL. The last time I was Roasted I was half of a two-for-one special: Joan of Arc and me," said Rivers.

[04/08/09 - 09:04 AM]
Allison Scagliotti Cast in Sci Fi's 'Warehouse 13'
She joins the previously announced cast members Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek and CCH Pounder.

[04/08/09 - 08:37 AM]
The Miniseries Event of the Summer Begins May 30 as Lifetime Debuts Maneater, Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's New York Times #1 Best-Selling Book
The cable channel confirms our previous report about the Sarah Chalke-led mini-series.

[04/08/09 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "The Unusuals" Creator Noah Hawley

[04/07/09 - 10:34 PM]
Bravo to Enroll in "Ny Prep" This Summer
The series, which is being likened to a real life "Gossip Girl," will premiere Tuesday, June 16.

[04/07/09 - 10:33 PM]
A&E Renews "Crime 360," "Intervention"
"360" will kick off its sophomore run on Thursday, May 21 at 10:00/9:00c while "Intervention" is due back on Monday, May 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/07/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 7
Updates include: CCH Pounder to play mom on FOX's "Brothers"; Elizabeth Regen joins Sherri Shepherd at Lifetime; and Elizabeth Ho joins "Charlotte Payne" at NBC.

[04/07/09 - 01:38 PM]
ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights" Joins Forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Inspire Social Activism in Communities Across the Country
The series begins its fourth season on Tuesday, August 4 at 9:00/8:00c with 10 all-new episodes.

[04/07/09 - 01:37 PM]
ABC Family Announces Upcoming Programming Slate
Newcomers include "Make It or Break It" (June 22), "10 Things I Hate About You" (July 7) and "Ruby & the Rockits" (July 21).

[04/07/09 - 12:54 PM]
MTV's Made Takes Over Your Weekends with Four New Episodes Airing on Saturday, April 11th and Saturday, April 18th from 12pm - 2pm ET/PT
Rock Star, Punk Rocker, Solo Cheerleader and Rapper are among the latest transformations.

[04/07/09 - 12:53 PM]
Life After People: The Series Premieres Tuesday, April 21 at 10pm ET on History(Tm)
The 10-episode series will reveal "the fate of the complex structures we've built, the creatures that take our place and the history we leave behind."

[04/07/09 - 12:52 PM]
Original Movies Continue to Deliver Solid Demo Rankings
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, April 4.

[04/07/09 - 12:52 PM]
'Battlestar Galactica' Finale Scores Best Performance in Over Four Years with New Live + 7 Data
Sci Fi further spins the numbers for Friday, March 20.

[04/07/09 - 12:51 PM]
USA Kicks Off 2q09 with Huge Margins of Victory
USA spins the numbers for the week of March 30-April 5.

[04/07/09 - 12:50 PM]
The CW Scores Its Best Weekly Performance Since NoV. 08
The CW spins the numbers for the week of March 30-April 5.

[04/07/09 - 12:48 PM]
Fixin' Families Week on CMT Brings New Episodes of "Nanny 911" and "World's Strictest Parents" on Saturday, April 18
New episodes will debut each week at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c, respectively.

[04/07/09 - 12:45 PM]
Animal Planet's River Monsters Reels in Best Series Debut in Network History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 5.

[04/07/09 - 12:40 PM]
ABC Places 2 Shows in TV's Top 10 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 30-April 5.

[04/07/09 - 12:09 PM]
Lifetime Television and New Vaseline Aloe Fresh Partner for Unprecedented and Exclusive Promotional Campaign in Support of All-New Miniseries
"Maneater," starring Sarah Chalke, premieres Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31.

[04/07/09 - 12:05 PM]
'Er' Final Episode Is the #1 Scripted Program of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 30-April 5.

[04/07/09 - 11:06 AM]
The Murder of a Marine Sends Gibbs and Mcgee to Los Angeles for a Joint Investigation with the Ncis Office of Special Projects (Osp), in Part One of a Special Two-Part "Ncis," Tuesday, April 28
The Eye confirms casting and character names for the proposed "NCIS" spin-off.

[04/07/09 - 11:04 AM]
NBC Banishes "Kings" to Saturday Nights
Two-hour editions of "Dateline NBC" and "The Celebrity Apprentice" will take over Sunday nights effective immediately.

[04/07/09 - 11:03 AM]
Casting Set for Riverworld and the Phantom Two Sci Fi Channel Four-Hour Back-Door Movie Pilots from Rhi Entertainment
Tahmoh Penikett and Laura Vandervoort will topline "Riverworld" while Ryan Carnes is set as the title role in "The Phantom."

[04/07/09 - 11:01 AM]
Cook Yourself Thin with Lifetime Television as All-New Culinary Series Teaches Viewers How to Prepare Skinny Alternatives to Their Favorite Foods
The 20-episode, half-hour series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 4 at 5:00 and 5:30 pm (ET/PT).







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[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett Star in "Big Driver" - Original Movie Based on Short Story by Stephen King - Premieres October 18 on Lifetime(R)
The film tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime.

[08/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
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Every weeknight at 10:00/9:00c beginning September 1, the network will encore provocative programming from Discovery's complete library of content.

[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars.

[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" - Marcus Robinson's Poignant Film Chronicles 8 Years of Construction; Premieres Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. on History
The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.

[08/21/14 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Announces More Leading Characters for "Tut" Event Series
Nonso Anozie, Sibylla Deen, Kylie Bunbury, Alexander Siddig, Peter Gadiot and Iddo Goldberg are among the latest to join the project.

[08/21/14 - 09:02 AM]
TNT Lands Rights to Lionsgate's Hunger Games and Divergent Franchises
The Hunger Games is slated to air on TNT for the first time in winter 2015, and the network will add the second installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in winter 2016.

[08/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
Star Lineup Set for the MDA Show of Strength Telethon This Labor Day Weekend
Aloe Blacc, Alyssa Milano, Brad Paisley, Bret Michaels, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes and Rascal Flatts are among those slated to appear.

[08/21/14 - 08:59 AM]
"A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY," A Film by Liz Garbus and Steve Buscemi, Explores the Demanding Lives of New York City Firefighters When It Debuts Sept. 8, Exclusively on HBO
Featuring first-hand accounts of veteran firefighters and former FDNY member Buscemi, the film reveals what it feels like to fight, and know, fire in New York.

[08/21/14 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[08/21/14 - 08:25 AM]
"Motive" Builds to 6-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 08:00 AM]
CMT Celebrates the End of Summer with Five Days of Special Programming Beginning Thursday, August 28
Highlights include the network premiere of "Fear Factor" on Monday, September 1.

[08/21/14 - 07:04 AM]
FXX's 12-Day Marathon of "The Simpsons" Kicks off Today, August 21 at 10 AM ET/PT
Said run will conclude September 1 at 12 AM ET/PT, making it the longest-running marathon in television history.

[08/21/14 - 07:01 AM]
"CBS Fall Preview," A Special Presenting a "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, Will Be Broadcast Monday, Sept. 1
Jim Nantz hosts the annual offering, which highlights the network's five new fall series.

[08/21/14 - 06:45 AM]
Discovery Channel Tells the Story of 9/11 Elite Rescue Squad
Narrated by Al-Jazeera America's Tony Harris, "9/11 E-Men Heroes" airs on Discovery Channel on Thursday, September 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:02 AM]
ABC's Reinvention of "The View" Includes a New Show Logo, State-of-the-Art Set and Studio
As part of the reinvention, "The View" has taken up residence in the ABC Broadcast Center.