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[04/17/09 - 11:25 PM]
FOX Overhauls Its Summer Schedule (Again)
The moves, which have been confirmed to the site exclusively by network sources, include a new home for "Mental" and the return of "The Moment of Truth."

[04/17/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: CBS's "The Mentalist"

[04/17/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 17
Updates include: USA sets dates for "Burn Notice" and "Royal Pains"; and DJ AM to stage interventions for MTV in "Gone Too Far."

[04/17/09 - 02:51 PM]
Interview: "In Plain Sight" Co-Stars Mary Mccormack & Frederick Weller

[04/17/09 - 02:24 PM]
Interview: "Sit Down, Shut Up" Executive Producer Mitch Hurwitz

[04/17/09 - 12:55 PM]
Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Reach Tentative Agreement on TV/Theatrical Deal
Details of the agreement covering television programs and motion pictures will not be disclosed prior to review by the SAG national board of directors this Sunday, April 19.

[04/17/09 - 12:08 PM]
ABC to Give "Unusuals" Tuesday Showcase
The midseason drama will air new episodes on Tuesday, April 21 as well as Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00/9:00c next week.

[04/17/09 - 11:08 AM]
'Southland' Wins Its Hour in All Key Categories and 'Parks and Recreation' Delivers Big Builds at 8:30
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/09 - 11:07 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/09 - 07:18 AM]
Ghost Hunters Scores with Titanic Ratings!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 15.

[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."

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[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.

[10/08/15 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: The CW sees year-to-year growth with the return of "Arrow" and "Supernatural."

[10/08/15 - 08:34 AM]
The Long Anticipated Third Season of David Cross' "Todd Margaret" Returns to IFC on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins at 10 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 and All Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:28 AM]
"black-ish" Is the Night's Only Program to Post Week-to-Week Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:22 AM]
HBO Latin America to Launch New Streaming Service for Latin America and the Caribbean
The company plans to start deploying the service in markets throughout the region, beginning with a launch in Colombia by the end of the year.

[10/08/15 - 08:01 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Rings in the Holidays with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," Featuring Originals and Beloved Christmas Classics Round-the-Clock Beginning October 31
Said lineup includes "Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery," "The Christmas Note," "Magic Stocking" and "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow."