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[04/24/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 24
Updates include: Justin Adler departs his NBC pilot; while FOX's "Glee," HBO's "Hung" and The CW's "One Tree Hill" add regulars.

[04/24/09 - 01:11 PM]
ABC Wins the Opening Night of the '09 May Sweep in Young Adults and Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 23.

[04/24/09 - 12:33 PM]
Sci Fi Roars Into Summer of 2009 with July Premiere of 'Warehouse 13,' the Return of 'Eureka' Now on Friday Nights and 'Ghost Hunters'
Plus: look for original movies "Malibu Shark Attack," "High Plains Invaders," "Hellhounds" and "Sand Serpents."

[04/24/09 - 11:20 AM]
NBC to Revive "The Chopping Block" on Fridays
The series, which was pulled from Wednesday nights last month, will now return on Friday, June 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/24/09 - 11:13 AM]
Ghost Hunters Continues Winning Ratings Streak!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 22.

[04/24/09 - 10:44 AM]
NBC Announces Casting for Groundbreaking Live TV Event 'I'M a CelebritY.get Me Out of Here!'
Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, John Salley, Janice Dickinson, Sanjaya Malakar, Stephen Baldwin and Torrie Wilson are among the initial cast members.

[04/24/09 - 09:57 AM]
NBC and MTV Create Unique Programming Partnership with Granada America's "I'M a CelebritY. Get Me Out of Here!"
Each Sunday, beginning June 7, MTV will air a marathon of the week's episodes "including never before seen footage and commentary from cast members in real time."

[04/24/09 - 09:36 AM]
NBC Will Expand Season Premiere of Hit Summer Series 'America's Got Talent' to Two Hours on June 23 and Changes Debut of New Alternative Series 'Great American Road Trip' to Tuesdays Beginning July 7
"Great American Road Trip" had been scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, July 1 (8-9 p.m. ET).

[04/24/09 - 09:00 AM]
ABC and ABC News Announce Summer Specials and Limited Series
The Alphabet confirms the air dates for "Diamonds" and "Impact" as well as the return of several "Primetime" limited series.

[04/24/09 - 08:30 AM]
Live at NBC Universal's Summer Press Day

[04/24/09 - 08:10 AM]
Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off" Kicks Off Second Night of Original Programming Beginning Monday, June 29th at 10pm ET/PT
The 10-episode series launches with a super sized 90-minute premiere with limited commercials.

[04/23/09 - 07:00 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FOX's "Fringe"

[04/23/09 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 23
Updates include: ABC to tease "Flash Forward" on "Lost"; Style to follow the society women of Dallas; and Ron White lands a pilot presentation at Comedy Central.

[04/23/09 - 02:03 PM]
Wwe(R) Beats American Idol
WWE spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/23/09 - 01:11 PM]
USA Network Greenlights "White Collar"
13 additional episodes have been ordered of the series, which stars Matthew Bomer, Tim DeKay and Tiffani Thiessen.

[04/23/09 - 01:08 PM]
The CW's "Top Model" Soars to Win the Hour in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 22.

[04/23/09 - 01:07 PM]
Andrew W.K. Rocks Cartoon Network's Explosive New Competition Show
The popular musician, television star and motivational performer will host the new series "Destroy Build Destroy."

[04/23/09 - 12:47 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Shows, a New Brand Strategy and a New Network at Its 2009 Upfront Presentation

[04/23/09 - 11:45 AM]
Achieve Cinematic Nerdvana When Science Channel Peers Behind the Actors to Explain the Science of the Movies
Nar Williams hosts the series, which bows Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/23/09 - 09:06 AM]
ABC Announces Early Pick-Ups for Next Season
The 12 renewals include "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Ugly Betty."

[04/23/09 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America's Hit Sci-Fi Series, Primeval, Roars Back for an All-New U.S. Premiere Season
The new season premieres Saturday, May 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/23/09 - 06:01 AM]
Spike TV Orders New Seasons of '1000 Ways to Die' and 'Manswers'
The deal includes a pilot for "1000 Ways To Lie," "that features the most outrageous lies ever told in a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek manner."

[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.

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[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018
"Scorpion" will now kick off said finales on Monday, April 16.

[03/22/18 - 09:44 AM]
"Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: I'm Still Laughing" to Premiere Friday, March 23 at 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime(R)
Filmed at The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the new special features comedy veteran and fan-favorite Bruce Bruce teaming up with Huggy Lowdown, Aida Rodriguez and Brian "Da Wildcat" Smith.

[03/22/18 - 09:23 AM]
Embedded with Survivors of the Parkland, Fla. School Shooting, CBS News Brings Viewers Inside a Movement as Students Turn Grief Into Action in "39 Days"
The one-hour special airs this Saturday, March 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/22/18 - 08:34 AM]
Seth Rogen Announces All-Star Lineup for Netflix Comedy Special
Guests scheduled to appear include: Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden,The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Che, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.

[03/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
"The Rain" Is Coming to Netflix May 4
In Netflix's post-apocalyptic YA thriller, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia.

[03/22/18 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Finales Win Tight Demo Race
The network edges ABC, CBS and NBC by one-tenth of a ratings point.

[03/21/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 21
Updates include: Daniel Ezra tapped to lead The CW's "Spencer"; Bernard David Jones lands starring role in FOX's "Our People"; and Karen Fukuhara is the latest to report for Amazon's "The Boys."

[03/21/18 - 03:35 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Two of "Meet the Peetes"
"Viewers have welcomed the Peete family into their homes and have fallen in love with their heartfelt and touching narratives that families everywhere can relate to," said Michelle Vicary.

[03/21/18 - 03:34 PM]
Hallmark Expands Pet Adoption Initiative, Adoption Ever After, with New, Original Special "Cat Bowl"
"Cat Bowl" will feature adult cats and seniors playing a feline Hall of Fame game, Saturday, February 2, 2019.

[03/21/18 - 03:33 PM]
Hallmark Channel to Launch First Ever Interactive "Home & Family" Dream Holiday Home Contest
The contest offers the chance for one lucky viewer to win a holiday-themed home redecoration that will turn heads and be the envy of decorators across the country.

[03/21/18 - 03:32 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Six of "When Calls the Heart"
Currently in its fifth season, "When Calls the Heart's" ratings momentum has carried over from season four.

[03/21/18 - 03:31 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Adds Three All-New, Original Movie Franchises to Lineup
"The Chronicle Mysteries" will join the previously announced "Picture Perfect" and "Crossword Mysteries."

[03/21/18 - 12:56 PM]
Jay Ali Joins the Cast for Season Three of the Netflix Original Series, "Marvel's Daredevil"
He will portray Rahul "Ray" Nadeem, an honest, but ambitious FBI agent willing to go to any length for his family.

[03/21/18 - 12:15 PM]
An All-New Supersized "Jay Leno's Garage" Premieres Thursday, April 19 at 10PM ET/PT
Celebrity guests this season include Jamie Foxx, Billy Crystal, Terry Crews, Tyler Perry, Mitt Romney, Trevor Noah, James Taylor, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Martha Reeves, Guy Fieri, Chris Hardwick, and more.

[03/21/18 - 11:02 AM]
Video: First-Look and New Promo Available from NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"
The production will air live Easter Sunday, April 1 at 8:00/7:00c in front of a large audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.