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[04/16/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: CBS's "The Big Bang Theory"

[04/16/09 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 16
Updates include: "100 Questions" adds trio at NBC; and Merrin Dungey joins FOX's "Masterwork."

[04/16/09 - 05:58 PM]
MTV Brings the Trials and Tribulations of Steve-O to Life in "Steve-O: Demise and Rise" Airing on Sunday, May 3rd at 10:00pm ET/PT
"This documentary captures the most frightening moments of my friend at the apex of his addiction. I know because I was there," said Johnny Knoxville.

[04/16/09 - 03:25 PM]
Discovery Channel Continues to Build on Ratings Success with Alaska-Themed Mythbusters and All-New Pitchmen
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 15.

[04/16/09 - 02:37 PM]
A&E Network Presents the New Unscripted Series "Tattoo Highway" Following Renowned Artist Thomas Pendelton as He Takes His Tattoo Parlor on the Road Premiering Wednesday, May 27 at 10pm ET/PT
"From the creation of the art, to the environment that I tattooed in, it has always been about my customers' experience," says Pendelton.

[04/16/09 - 02:06 PM]
CBS Picks Up "The Amazing Race" for Its 15th Sprint Around the World
Casting is already underway for the 15th edition, with calls already set for Chicago (April 24), Pittsburgh (May 1) and New York (May 8).

[04/16/09 - 12:34 PM]
Fantasia Coming to VH1 in Direct-To-Series Project Produced by World of Wonder
The series will follow Fantasia "along her life's journey -- a journey full of both ups and downs -- and will share how she deals with life and the seismic aftershocks of fame."

[04/16/09 - 12:31 PM]
Sister Act Indie Movie Queen Jennifer Jason Leigh to Guest Star on 5th Season of Showtime's Weeds, Premiering June 8th
Leigh will debut in the season's second episode (June 15th) and appear in at least two episodes.

[04/16/09 - 12:20 PM]
TLC Says 'I Do' to the Wildest Weddings Around
The six-episode series WILD WEDDINGS bows Friday, April 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/16/09 - 11:43 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 10 Consecutive Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 15.

[04/16/09 - 10:56 AM]
TV Land's 'She's Got the Look' Returns for a Second Season This June with Ten New Finalists Over the Age of 35 Competing to Become the Next Great Supermodel
The second season, which expands from six episodes to eight, chronicles a nationwide model search resulting in bringing 20 contenders to New York City.

[04/16/09 - 10:45 AM]
Cfc Annouces the Creation of the NBC Universal Content Creator Program
The program "will offer Canadian content creators cross-border relationship building and mentorship in the development and packaging of original concepts destined for an international audience."

[04/16/09 - 10:11 AM]
Interview: "Prison Break" Executive Producer Matt Olmstead

[04/16/09 - 07:35 AM]
John Madden Retires from Broadcasting
"It's been such a great ride... the NFL has been my life for more than 40 years, it has been my passion - it still is," said Madden in a statement.

[04/16/09 - 07:14 AM]
NBC.com Serves Over One Billion Full-Episode Streams
"Clearly, with over a billion 'served,' this has become a mainstream behavior," said the site's Stephen Andrade.

[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.







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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.