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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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[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
"House of Lies" Renewed for a Fifth Season On Showtime(R)
"When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and "House of Lies" delivers for us each season," said Gary Levine.

[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Fahey has been cast in the role of "Uncle Eddie Cruickshank," the man who raised The Gecko Brothers after their father died in a fire.

[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
"Discovery Channel is going from strength to strength this coming year," said Rich Ross. "We're adding new documentaries, scripted series and themed programming to a strong lineup of new unscripted series."

[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
TLC Fills Out 2015-2016 Slate Of Programming with Style, Unique Families, And Life's Most Important Moments
This mix of authentic real people, compelling transformation, and larger-than-life stories will drive the network forward in the coming year.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Science Channel's 2015-2016 Upfront Programming Slate Breaks Boundaries
The passion, curiosity and bold questions that define the brand are all featured in Science Channel's provocative lineup of exciting shows.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
Velocity Adds Horse Power to Record Ratings Growth with 2015-16 Upfront Slate
Velocity's 2015-16 programming slate of 12 top returning franchises and several new series look to strengthen ratings with more than 220 premiere hours.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
Animal Planet Walks on the Wild Side with Its 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts More Than 650 Hours of Powerful Original Content This 2015-16 Upfront Season
With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Announces 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Filled with Heart-Pounding Medical Mysteries and Dramatic Series Capturing Life's Most Unexpected Moments
Discovery Life Channel delivers the heart-wrenching drama of those overcoming extreme adversity in an immersive storytelling style that captures the very best of nonfiction television.

[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
American Heroes Channel's 2015-16 Upfront Slate Welcomes the Return of Hit Series "Gunslingers" and "Against The Odds" to Network
AHC focuses on timeless and compelling action and adventure stories that bridge a connection between the lessons of past and the legends of today.

[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
Destination America's 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Takes All-American Entertainment Across the Country
Whether cooking special sauce at a Texas BBQ competition, exploring unknown territory in Alaska, hunting for monsters in West Virginia, building an epic dream house in the Rockies, or never giving up the fight in the wrestling ring, Destination America is TV that celebrates U.S.

[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Leaps Into 2015-16 Upfront Season
Discovery Family Channel features a clever mix of entertaining, high-quality real-world content that appeals to the entire family.