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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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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."