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[04/13/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: HBO's "True Blood"

[04/13/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 13
Updates include: FX sends "Sunny" originals to DVD; Oxygen to part ways with "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"; and a slew of HBO casting news.

[04/13/09 - 03:02 PM]
Sundance Channel Circles the Globe with a New Slate of Original Feature Documentaries for 2009 and 2010
Sundance Channel is committed to "presenting high-quality, informative and entertaining nonfiction films exploring a wide range of issues."

[04/13/09 - 03:00 PM]
Sundance Channel Announces Acquisition of Two Series from Down Under
Among the acquisitions: "Chandon Pictures," the critically-acclaimed series about the antics of a deluded documentary filmmaker.

[04/13/09 - 02:58 PM]
Sundance Channel Announces Highlights for 2009
Launching in April with "Eco Trip: The Real Cost of Living" there will be THE GREEN programming every week in 2009.

[04/13/09 - 02:57 PM]
Sundance Channel Announces 2010 Development Slate
Producing partners include award-winners Mark Burnett, Nanette Burstein, Bill Carter and Jordan Roberts.

[04/13/09 - 02:56 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights Three New Series Including Season Two of "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With..."
It has also given the green light to two new series - one on figure skater Johnny Weir, and "The Day Before", an all-access look behind the scenes leading up to a fashion show.

[04/13/09 - 12:09 PM]
Hallmark Channel Offers Unique Cross-Platform Sponsorships Via Hallmark Businesses
For the seventh consecutive year, Hallmark Channel will offer its viewers and advertisers alike a Mother's Day sweepstakes tied to the network's original holiday movie premiere.

[04/13/09 - 12:09 PM]
CMT Announces First Round Finalists for the "2009 CMT Music Awards"
Beginning today, fans can vote on CMT.com for their favorite artists to determine the final nominees for CMT's eighth annual awards show.

[04/13/09 - 11:35 AM]
CBS Enjoys a Masterful Sunday
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/13/09 - 09:52 AM]
TV Land Reveals the 20 Young Suitors Vying for the Heart of 'The Cougar'
Vivica A. Fox hosts the series, which bows Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/13/09 - 09:33 AM]
Showtime's Acclaimed Drama Series the Tudors Gets 4th Season Pick-Up to End the Saga of Henry Viii
Season four, which will return in spring 2010, will begin production this June in Dublin, Ireland.

[04/13/09 - 08:36 AM]
Bravo Media Announces Brand Extensions with Multiple Licensing Partnerships
The company has inked deals with major retailers to create "Top Chef" branded wines and floral arrangements, "Top Chef" Master Cutlery Knives, as well as a second installment of the best selling "Top Chef" cookbook.

[04/13/09 - 08:31 AM]
Eminem Set to Perform Live at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards
Hosted by Andy Samberg, the 18th annual event will air on Sunday, May 31st at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/13/09 - 07:57 AM]
New "Ion West" Network Feed Launches on DirecTV
"ION East" will continue to be on channel 305 and "ION West" will be on channel 347.

[04/13/09 - 06:54 AM]
Spike Goes Pirate Hunting with the Us Navy in 'Pirate Hunters: Usn'
Cameras will capture every element of life aboard two US warships, the USS San Antonio and USS Boxer, as they patrol 1.1 million square miles of ocean for the pirates who call this region home.

[04/11/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: The CW's "90210"

[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.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.