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[04/22/09 - 10:01 PM]
Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds Are Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/22/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: HBO's "Big Love"

[04/22/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 22
Updates include: HBO to bring "Modern Love" to the small screen; while Debra Messing will reunite with her "Starter Wife" creators at NBC.

[04/22/09 - 04:48 PM]
MTV Invites Viewers to Celebrate as Network Airs "See You Sunday" Finale Event Hosted by Rob Dyrdek Sunday, April 26 at 9:00pm (ET/PT)
"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "Bully Beatdown" and "Nitro Circus" will all wrap their inaugural seasons on said date.

[04/22/09 - 03:50 PM]
Fishin' Fine! Catch Scores Monster Ratings for Second Week in a Row
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 21.

[04/22/09 - 01:19 PM]
ABC Announces the Much Anticipated Return of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Hosted by Regis Philbin
The two-week event, in honor of the show's 10th anniversary, will begin Sunday, August 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/22/09 - 01:02 PM]
Hallmark Channel Creates Customized, Co-Branded Psas for American Cancer Society to Support Network's Original Movie "Living Out Loud"
"Living Out Loud" stars Gail O'Grady as a wife and mother battling breast cancer and coming to terms with her mortality.

[04/22/09 - 12:05 PM]
VH1 Celebrates New Hit Series Milestone by Renewing Five Hit Shows and Ordering New Projects from DR. Drew Pinsky and Tiffany 'New York' Pollard
New seasons are on tap for "I Want To Work For Diddy," "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," "Brooke Knows Best," "Gotti's Way" and "Tool Academy."

[04/22/09 - 12:02 PM]
Canwest and ABC Join Forces with E1 Entertainment on Original Series, Copper
The series is "a youthful, heartfelt, one-hour, character-driven workplace drama about five rookie cops plunged into the high stakes world of big city policing."

[04/22/09 - 11:21 AM]
Rob Lowe to Star in 'Too Late to Say Goodbye' Based on Best-Selling Novel from Ann Rule
"Too Late to Say Goodbye" will premiere this August on the Lifetime Movie Network.

[04/22/09 - 11:07 AM]
ABC Yanks Tomorrow's "Motherhood," "Samantha"
A repeat of "Grey's Anatomy" will instead fill the 8:00/7:00c hour, putting both series on hiatus effective immediately.

[04/22/09 - 09:54 AM]
Month of Thrillers from Rhi Entertainment Feature Four Original Television Premieres on Sci Fi, Spike and Lifetime Movie Network
"Carny," "Mask of the Ninja," "Street Warrior" and "Do You Know Me" are all on tap in the coming weeks.

[04/22/09 - 12:01 AM]
Jonas Brothers to Host and Perform on "Teen Choice 2009" Monday, August 10, on Fox
The Grammy-nominated artists will also perform during the 11th annual special that celebrates the year's hottest teen icons.

[04/21/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: MTV's "The Hills"

[04/21/09 - 06:08 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 21
Updates include: E! to follow the "other" Kardashian sisters to Miami; plus the Lamas family also gets a series on the cable channel.

[04/21/09 - 01:57 PM]
NBC Banishes "Kings" from Schedule
Repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Southland" and "Law & Order" will comprise the network's Saturday lineup for the foreseeable future.

[04/21/09 - 12:59 PM]
Spike TV Announces the Third Annual "Guys Choice"
Scheduled to tape Saturday, May 30 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, the third annual "Guys Choice" premieres Sunday, June 21.

[04/21/09 - 12:52 PM]
Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift to Perform at the "2009 CMT Music Awards" Wednesday, June 17 at Nashville's Sommet Center
Tickets to the eighth annual fan-voted awards show honoring country music's elite will go on-sale Saturday, May 2.

[04/21/09 - 12:52 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Was the Night's #1 Program in Viewers and Households on Saturday, April 18, Posting Significant Year-To-Year Increases
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 18.

[04/21/09 - 12:50 PM]
CBS Rolls a Lucky 7
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/21/09 - 12:48 PM]
A&E Television Networks Acquires American Gangster from Bet
Repeats of the series will air worldwide on AETN's Crime & Investigation Network.

[04/21/09 - 12:44 PM]
ABC Airs 3 of the Week's Top 10 Shows in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/21/09 - 12:43 PM]
ABC Wins Monday in Total Viewers and Across All Adults Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 20.

[04/21/09 - 12:43 PM]
What Happens When a Pair of Teenage Girls Devises the Ultimate Plan to Kidnap Everyone's Favorite Boy Band?
Alona Tal, Daniella Monet, Christy Carlson Romano, Kate Albrecht and pop band "The Click 5" star in "Taking 5," airing Sunday, May 3 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/21/09 - 12:17 PM]
The View's Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck Guest Star as Themselves in an Upcoming Episode of ABC's "Ugly Betty"
The episode, entitled "Curveball," will air Thursday, May 21.

[04/21/09 - 12:16 PM]
ABC Announces the Cast and Team Pairings for "The Superstars," Premiering Tuesday, June 23, on Abc
The eight "celebrities" are David Charvet, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dan Cortese, Paige Hemmis, Julio Iglesias, Jr., Joanna Krupa, Ali Landry and Estella Warren.

[04/21/09 - 11:28 AM]
Lifetime Digital Announces Strong Content Additions Including More Than 500 Project Runway Video Clips
Also: recent acquisitions MothersClick.com and Roiworld.com will be relaunched.

[04/21/09 - 11:27 AM]
Lifetime Movie Network Reaches 70 Million U.S. Subscribers
The 70 million subscriber milestone, a 19% increase in distribution from April 2008, makes Lifetime Movie Network the industry's fastest-growing network.

[04/21/09 - 11:26 AM]
Project Runway Returns to the Catwalk with August 20 Premiere on Lifetime Television
Plus: "Models of the Runway," an "exciting new companion series," will air at 11:00/10:00c immediately following "Project Runway."

[04/21/09 - 11:25 AM]
Lifetime Networks Unveils Robust Slate of Dramas, Comedies, Unscripted Series and Movies
Among its plans: "Project Runway" returns on August 20 while "Drop Dead Diva" will roll out on July 12.

[04/21/09 - 10:37 AM]
'HGTV Design Star' Returns for Season Four Sunday, July 19, at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Hosted by Clive Pearse, the hour-long series will air on Sundays for nine weeks through September 13.

[04/21/09 - 10:35 AM]
NBC's May Sweeps Features Live Season Finales of Hit Reality Series 'The Biggest Loser: Couples' and 'The Celebrity Apprentice," a Celebration of the 100th Episode of 'The Office,' a Special Finale of '30 Rock,' an All-New 'Snl' Special and Guest Stars Galore
NBC details its May sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[04/21/09 - 10:32 AM]
Strong Results from Thursday Rookies and Ratings Surges for Monday Veterans Highlight NBC's Primetime Week of April 13-19
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/21/09 - 10:28 AM]
May on CBS = Season Finales, Cliffhangers, Weddings and Relationships Hanging in the Balance
The Eye details its May sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[04/21/09 - 10:04 AM]
The Debut Event of Original Movie "My Fake Fiance" Becomes the Season's No. 1 TV Movie in Women 18-34 and Cable's No. 1 Movie in Women 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/21/09 - 10:00 AM]
Food Network Is a Brand for Life!
The category leader in the food programming genre has all burners lit with eight new primetime series and six daytime, "In the Kitchen" programs.

[04/21/09 - 09:43 AM]
Bravo Announces Development of Fred Segal Docu-Series Going Inside the Premier Los Angeles Boutique
"Fred Segal is a legendary retail haven synonymous with high fashion and style," said the network's Frances Berwick.

[04/21/09 - 09:04 AM]
Additional Talent and Events Announced for TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: Just for Laughs
Jim Breuer, Bob Odenkirk & David Cross, Danny Bhoy, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and Jon Lajoie are among the latest additions.

[04/21/09 - 08:06 AM]
Mythbusters Puts Youtube(Tm)-Generated Myths to the Test in Special April 29 Episode
Over 200 videos were submitted along with several thousand comments to the MythBusters YouTube channel.

[04/21/09 - 07:24 AM]
Science Channel's Egypt's Mystery Chamber Reveals New, Significant Information About the Mummification of Pharaohs That May Rewrite This Aspect of Ancient Egyptian History
EGYPT'S MYSTERY CHAMBER world premieres on Sunday, April 26 at 9 PM (ET/PT).

[04/21/09 - 07:07 AM]
U.S. Premiere Comedy on BBC America - the Inbetweeners and Katy Brand's Big Ass Show
Both programs will premiere later in 2009.

[04/21/09 - 03:01 AM]
DirecTV Customers to Get a Jolt of Drama with the Addition of Award-Winning Hbo(R) Series Deadwood(R) and Oz(R), Free on the 101(R) Network Beginning May 31
All three seasons of "Deadwood" (36 episodes) and six seasons of "Oz" (56 episodes) will begin airing Sunday nights, May 31 on The 101 Network, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT respectively.

[04/20/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica/Caprica"

[04/20/09 - 06:35 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 20
Updates include: Monica Potter to replace Diane Farr on NBC's "Parenthood"; while Josh Lawson is set to take over for Nick Thune on CBS's "Waiting to Die."

[04/20/09 - 03:03 PM]
Lifetime Movie Network's Original Film Natalee Holloway Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Movie Ever
LMN spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/20/09 - 12:40 PM]
TLC Announces Renewals for 10 Series
"These programs represent some of our strongest performing series and help anchor our schedule of original programming in 2009," said the network's Eileen O'Neill.

[04/20/09 - 12:38 PM]
Four Chefs Remain in "Hell's Kitchen"
FOX details the latest "Hell's Kitchen" elimination.

[04/20/09 - 12:36 PM]
CBS Extends Sunday Winning Streak to 8 Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/20/09 - 12:35 PM]
ABC Posts a Dominant Sunday Victory in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/20/09 - 12:03 PM]
NBC.com's New 'Heroes' Webseries 'Nowhere Man' Debuts Today
The series follows Eric Doyle ("The Puppetmaster") as "he sheds his infatuation for his favorite cheerleader and tries to lead a normal life."







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.