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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
Newcomers include THE MO'NIQUE SHOW, CHANGING LANES, CREWS CONTROL, FIRST IN, THE HOLLYWOOD TREATMENT, MONICA: STILL STANDING, PAY IT OFF and A TIME TO LAUGH.

[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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[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the Top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.