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[04/15/09 - 10:01 PM]
Judges Save Finalist from Elimination for First Time in "American Idol" History
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/15/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FOX's "Dollhouse"

[04/15/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 15
Updates include: NBC renews "Law & Order: SVU," leads or no leads; Nick Bakay books a script deal at Sony; and Julie White is set for "Women's Studies" at HBO.

[04/15/09 - 04:26 PM]
Bear Grylls and Will Ferrell Join Forces to Battle the Swedish Wilds in a Special Episode of Discovery Channel's Man VS. Wild Tied to Universal Pictures' "Land of the Lost"
"To be able to participate in an episode of MAN VS. WILD was a thrill of a lifetime, even though I did get urine-drunk which is sad," said Ferrell.

[04/15/09 - 03:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Line Up Reels in a Major Ratings Win
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.

[04/15/09 - 01:03 PM]
IFC Celebrates Season Two of Z Rock with ''America's Hottest Rocker Mom'' Contest
The series will return for its second season of 10 episodes in June.

[04/15/09 - 12:43 PM]
NBC News' Tiki Barber Surprises Americans with Millions of Dollars They Never Knew They Had in Two Special Airings of 'You Might Be Rich!' - Sunday, April 26 and May, 3 at 7 PM on 'Dateline'
Last August, the series "helped states crack some of their toughest, unsolved cases with the result of nearly $2 million dollars being returned to average Americans."

[04/15/09 - 12:31 PM]
TNT Scores with 2008-09 Nba Regular Season Coverage
TNT spins the numbers for its NBA coverage for the season to date.

[04/15/09 - 12:29 PM]
90210 Climbs to Best Performance in Over 2 Months
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.

[04/15/09 - 12:28 PM]
BBC Cymru Wales Announces New Doctor Who Producers
Tracie Simpson and Peter Bennett have been appointed as producers while Beth Willis has been tapped as an executive producer.

[04/15/09 - 12:15 PM]
Dwts Results Wins the 9pm Hour in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.

[04/15/09 - 11:58 AM]
'Making the Band 4: The Final Chapter', a Two-Part Season Finale Event, Airs Thursday, April 16th at 9pm ET/PT and Continues April 23rd 9pm ET/PT on MTV
The finale event will "give viewers a chance to reflect on the most talked about moments from this season."

[04/15/09 - 10:34 AM]
Oxygen Media Greenlights Tori & Dean Couples Makeover Pilot and Development of Tori & Dean Made for Television Movie
Upcoming originals include "Dance Your Ass Off," "Addicted to Beauty" and "The Naughty Kitchen with Chef Blythe Beck."

[04/15/09 - 10:30 AM]
Oxygen Media Unveils Second Night of Original Programming and Introduces Two New Multiplatform Initiatives
Plus: the network has renewed "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" for a fourth season premiering Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/15/09 - 09:47 AM]
Robert Earl, Shandi Finnessey, Willie Geist, Brian Graden, Shelley Hennig, Perez Hilton, Alicia Jacobs, Claudia Jordan, John Miller, Kelly Monaco, Kenan Thompson and Eric Trump to Judge the 2009 Miss Usa(R) Pageant on NBC April 19th
Plus: Kevin Rudolf and The Veronicas will perform their hit songs during the live telecast from Las Vegas.

[04/15/09 - 09:42 AM]
Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Mcdonald and Grammy(R) Nominated Recording Artist, Janelle Monáe Set to Guest Star in Sci Fi's Original Series, Sgu: Stargate Universe
Also set to appear: Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Gary Jones and Carlo Rota.

[04/15/09 - 09:37 AM]
Hotel Babylon Returns for More Decadent, Five-Star Drama
The show's third season will bow Friday, May 15, nearly 19 months since season two wrapped on the cable channel.

[04/15/09 - 08:25 AM]
TBS Turning Up the Comedy Heat with New Animated Series Neighbors from Hell
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the series, marking the network's first foray into original primetime animation.

[04/15/09 - 08:01 AM]
'Deal Or No Deal' Returns with All New Episodes Beginning May 4 Featuring the 'Beat the Banker' Game Where at Home Viewers Can Play Along for a Chance to Win $10,000
The new episodes will air on May 4 and 11 (8-9 p.m. ET) and two back-to-back episodes are set to air on May 18 (8-10 p.m. ET).

[04/15/09 - 07:51 AM]
Spike TV Presents the Highly-Anticipated Television World Premiere of "Zombie Strippers!"
"Zombie Strippers! is a movie that will air next Sunday at 10:00pm on Spike TV," said the network's John Griffin.

[04/15/09 - 07:38 AM]
A&E's Hit Original Unscripted Series "Crime 360" Returns for Second Season Thursday, May 21 at 10pm ET/PT
For season two, production returns to Cleveland, OH and features three new cities: Rochester, NY; Little Rock, AR; and Indianapolis, IN.

[04/15/09 - 06:41 AM]
GSN Makes Television History with First Game Show Awards, Premiering June 6
The special will feature tributes to pioneers Bob Barker, legendary game show producer Mark Goodson and host Monty Hall.

[04/15/09 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "The Cougar" Host Vivica A. Fox

[04/14/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: "DR. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"

[04/14/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 14
Updates include: Andrea Anders to get "The Big D" for CBS; "Privileged's" Joanna Garcia lands a pair of gigs; and Diane Farr joins NBC's "Parenthood."

[04/14/09 - 05:44 PM]
40th Season of Monday Night Football: All 12 Playoff Teams from 2008; Patriots, Colts and Cowboys in September
ESPN's schedule will feature all 12 playoff teams from 2008, including both the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and NFC champion Arizona Cardinals.

[04/14/09 - 04:39 PM]
NBC Sunday Night Football Schedule Announced
The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers will each be featured in three games.

[04/14/09 - 01:27 PM]
USA Continues Sweep with 15th Consecutive Weekly Win
USA spins the numbers for the week of April 6-12.

[04/14/09 - 12:41 PM]
TV Land Announces Presenters and Additional Honoree Sid and Marty Krofft for the "2009 TV Land Awards"
Additionally, music stars Cyndi Lauper and David Cassidy will perform in the tribute to Sid and Marty Krofft.

[04/14/09 - 12:24 PM]
Guess Who's Coming Over Media Alert
The one-hour special, airing May 3, "explores the sensitive topic of racism in modern America through a social experiment that brings two lives with different experiences together under one roof."

[04/14/09 - 12:20 PM]
'The Office' and Thursday Debuts of 'Southland' and 'Parks and Recreation' Boost NBC's Primetime Week of April 6-12
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 6-12.

[04/14/09 - 12:18 PM]
CBS Streaks to Its Sixth Consecutive Weekly Win and 23rd of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 6-12.

[04/14/09 - 12:17 PM]
CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 13.

[04/14/09 - 12:15 PM]
You Picked the Man, But Can He Pick a Dress?
BBC America's latest import "Don't Tell the Bride" premieres Friday, May 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/14/09 - 12:15 PM]
Second Installment of Animal Planet's River Monsters Catches Network's Best-Performing Telecast Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/14/09 - 12:11 PM]
ABC Airs 2 Shows in TV's Top 10 in Adults 18-49 with "Dwts" and "Lost"
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 6-12.

[04/14/09 - 11:34 AM]
Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Pop Singer Adele to Guest Star in an Upcoming Episode of "Ugly Betty"
She will guest star as herself and perform in the May episode, "In the Stars."

[04/14/09 - 10:27 AM]
Green IT. Mean IT. This Earth Day on Fox
Among the network's plans: HOUSE, THE SIMPSONS and PRISON BREAK will feature special themes inspired by Earth Day.

[04/14/09 - 08:45 AM]
Bravo Writes a New Chapter with Development of Scripted Series and Live Weekly Topical Show
New additions include "American Artist," "Design Sixx," "Kell on Earth" and "Launch My Line."

[04/14/09 - 07:44 AM]
Green Is Universal Kicks Off Its Second Annual "Earth Week," with Miss USA Pageant, Live, April 19th
More than 40 different NBCU brands will produce over 100 hours of green-themed content for this event.

[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.







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[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.

[10/22/14 - 10:27 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey," "Baby Daddy" and "Freak Out" to Participate in Live Twitter Chats with Fans Tonight
Melissa Joan Hart and Taylor Spreitler; Melissa Peterman and Chelsea Kane; and Jonathan Sadowski are among the participants.

[10/22/14 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Sneak Peek at truTV's Upcoming New Series "Breaking Greenville"
The series, formerly known as "Local News," will launch in December on the cable channel.