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[04/30/09 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Thurday, April 30
Updates include: ABC Family pulls the plug on "Roommates"; while CMT is set to revive NBC's "The Singing Bee."

[04/30/09 - 03:56 PM]
King of the Hill Originals Still on Tap for Next Season
Between two and six installments of the series will serve as its official swan song next season.

[04/30/09 - 12:50 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Key Demos from 9:00-11:00 Pm
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 29.

[04/30/09 - 12:49 PM]
Senator John Mccain Hosts AMC's Memorial Day Movie Marathon, War Heroes
"The interesting thing that I found about heroes, is that they're the last people to believe that they're really heroes," the Senator remarked.

[04/30/09 - 12:48 PM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 11 Consecutive Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 29.

[04/30/09 - 11:28 AM]
Hasbro and Discovery Communications Announce Joint Venture to Create Television Network Dedicated to High-Quality Children's and Family Entertainment and Educational Content
New programming will be based on brands such as ROMPER ROOM, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, SCRABBLE, CRANIUM, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, GAME OF LIFE, TONKA and TRANSFORMERS, among many others.

[04/30/09 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Central, Spike TV Book Summer Premieres
"4th and Long" (Monday, May 18), "Tosh.0" (Thursday, June 4) and "Michael and Michael Have Issues" (Wednesday, July 15) are on tap in the coming months.

[04/30/09 - 10:10 AM]
HBO to Get "Hung" on June 28
The newcomer will air at 10:00/9:00c following the second season of "True Blood" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/30/09 - 08:55 AM]
Million Dollar Password Returns to CBS on Sunday, May 24
The Eye still has a pair of installments of the series yet to air.

[04/30/09 - 07:44 AM]
Disney to Join NBC Universal, News Corporation and Providence Equity Partners as an Equity Owner of Hulu
Among the shows available for streaming: "Lost," "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty," "Samantha Who?," "Scrubs" and "Private Practice."

[04/30/09 - 12:01 AM]
Live at the Paley Center for Media: ABC's "Ugly Betty"

[04/29/09 - 10:01 PM]
Kris Allen, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert Are "American Idol" Top Four
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/29/09 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: April 28-29
Updates include: Callard Harris to recur on FX's "Sons of Anarchy"; while Sasha Roiz is tapped as a series regular on Sci Fi's "Caprica."

[04/29/09 - 03:58 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Line Up Continues to Reel in the Ratings for the Third Week in a Row
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 28.

[04/29/09 - 12:59 PM]
TNT to Offer Originals on Three Nights This Summer
Mondays to feature "The Closer," "Raising the Bar"; Tuesdays will be home to "Wedding Day," "HawthoRNe," "Saving Grace"; and Wednesdays to showcase "Leverage," "Dark Blue."

[04/29/09 - 12:36 PM]
IFC TV Unveils New Programming Slate for 2009/10
Upcoming offerings include "Food Party" and "Dinner with the Band," two comedic cooking series which represent IFC tv's first foray into the genre.

[04/29/09 - 12:11 PM]
NBC Cashes in on Poker's Popularity with 'Face the Ace,' New Reality Poker Game Show Premiering Saturday, August 1
The series will premiere on Saturday, August 1 and continue on Saturday, August 8 before future air dates on Saturday afternoons beginning in September.

[04/29/09 - 11:57 AM]
Reveille and Rodale to Develop 'Eat This, Not That!' as Unscripted Television Program Based on the Bestselling Book Series
"Eat This, Not That!" is a bestselling book series created by Men's Health Editor-in-Chief David Zinczenko and Food and Nutrition Editor Matt Goulding.

[04/29/09 - 10:51 AM]
Ncis, "The Mentalist" and "Without a Trace" Lead CBS to Huge Year-To-Year Increases
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 28.

[04/29/09 - 09:56 AM]
NBC Picks Up Hit Series 'The Celebrity Apprentice' for Spring 2010
"[It] is the ultimate business and reality show at the top of its game and has exploded in popularity this season while also raising an impressive amount of money for charity," said the network's Paul Telegdy.

[04/28/09 - 01:26 PM]
USA Makes History with Best April Ever in Cable
USA spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/09 - 12:46 PM]
Bryan Adams Joins Jason Aldean for a New Taping of "CMT Crossroads: Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean"
The special tapes before an invitation only audience in Nashville the beginning of May and premieres Friday, June 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/28/09 - 12:43 PM]
CBS Captures 8th Straight Win
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 20-26.

[04/28/09 - 12:41 PM]
CBS.com Leads All Network Websites in Unique Viewers, Streams and Minutes
CBS spins the digital numbers for the year to date.

[04/28/09 - 12:37 PM]
ABC Airs 6 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 20-26.

[04/28/09 - 12:36 PM]
ABC Stands as Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 8th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 27.

[04/28/09 - 12:05 PM]
'The Office' and 'Biggest Loser' Pace NBC's Primetime Week of April 20-26
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 20-26.

[04/28/09 - 12:04 PM]
Bravo Posts Best April Ever in Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/09 - 11:42 AM]
MTV Programs to the Millennial Generation with Nine New Shows and Five Returning Series
"The Hills," "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "Nitro Circus," "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" and "Run's House" all land new seasons.

[04/28/09 - 11:18 AM]
Spike TV's Hot New Series 'Deadliest Warrior' Spawns Online Original Show 'Deadliest Warrior - the Aftermath'
The web series will feature a round table discussion that will launch on Spike.com following each on-air premiere of the "Deadliest Warrior."

[04/28/09 - 11:10 AM]
Nickelodeon Is Basic Cable's Number-One Network in April; Captures Three of Cable's Top Five Shows Among Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/09 - 11:07 AM]
Howie Mandel to Host GSN's 'The Game Show Awards'
"I want THE GAME SHOW AWARDS to be unlike any awards show on television," said Mandel. "I am trying to convince GSN to hire four co-hosts for the night. We'll see what happens."

[04/28/09 - 10:56 AM]
Kids Suit Up for Nicktoons Network's Iron Man
Nicktoons spins the numbers for Friday, April 24.

[04/28/09 - 10:53 AM]
Nick at Nite's on Top, Finishing First in April with Adults 18-49
Nick at Nite spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/09 - 10:05 AM]
VH1 Moves Back in with the Gotti's for 'Gotti's Way 2'
The new season premieres Monday, May 4 at 10:30/9:30c.

[04/28/09 - 09:26 AM]
Bravo Launches the First Ever Live Ultimate Virtual Viewing Party for "The Real Housewives of New York City" Finale on May 5
Plus: look for the two-part "The Real Housewives of New York City" reunion special on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14.

[04/28/09 - 08:50 AM]
BET Networks Covers President Obama's First 100 Days
A BET NEWS SPECIAL: 1st 100 DAYS is set for Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/09 - 08:43 AM]
ESPN Films Adds 10 More Names to "30 for 30" Filmmaker Roster
Peter Berg, Ron Shelton, Brett Morgen and Steve James are among the latest additions.

[04/27/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 27
Updates include: Pamela Adlon to play wife to Adam Carolla at CBS; Timothy Olyphant lands the lead on FX's "Fire in the Hole"; and Style orders a reality series featuring Bill and Giuliana Rancic.

[04/27/09 - 04:25 PM]
FOX Sends "Sit Down" to 7:00/6:00c on Sundays
The newcomer will now lead off the night, followed by a repeat of "American Dad," then new episodes of "The Simpsons," "King of the Hill," "Family Guy" and "American Dad."

[04/27/09 - 01:48 PM]
CBS Announces April and May Schedule Changes
The changes are designed to accommodate its coverage of the Presidential news conference on Wednesday, April 29.

[04/27/09 - 01:47 PM]
Harper's Island Moves to Saturday, 9:00 Pm, Beginning May 2
"The preliminary DVR and online streaming data suggest a passionate audience for HARPER'S outside its current Thursday time period borders," said CBS's Kelly Kahl.

[04/27/09 - 01:41 PM]
Hallmark Channel Responds to Fan Calls, Best of Dorothy Zbornak Episodes of 'Golden Girls' Expanded Over 5 Days as Network Salutes Beloved Funnywoman Bea Arthur
The tribute will now begin this week in addition to the previously announced Memorial Day schedule.

[04/27/09 - 01:26 PM]
New 8-Part Series from Mark Burnett Productions Expedition Africa: Stanley & Livingstone to Premiere on Sunday, May 31 at 10pm Et/9 Ct on History
The series follows four modern-day explorers as they "travel 970 miles through the most stunning, epic and unforgiving African terrain - fraught with danger."

[04/27/09 - 01:25 PM]
Keith Urban, Sugarland and Def Leppard Sweeten Performance Line-Up for the "2009 CMT Music Awards"
Previously announced performers include Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift.

[04/27/09 - 12:08 PM]
ABC News to Broadcast President Obama's Press Conference on Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00 P.M., ET - His 100th Day in Office
Charles Gibson will anchor and be joined by George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper.

[04/27/09 - 11:53 AM]
ABC Announces May Sweeps Programming, Including the 100th Episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost," the Special "Michael J. FOX: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist," the Premiere of "The Bachelorette," and Some of the Most Anticipated Season Finales on Television
ABC details its May sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[04/27/09 - 11:24 AM]
The Networks of NBC to Carry President Obama's Primetime News Conference
NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC will carry President Barack Obama's third prime-time news conference live on Wednesday, April 29 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/27/09 - 10:46 AM]
CBS Streaks to 9th Consecutive Sunday Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.

[04/27/09 - 10:45 AM]
ABC Marks Its 2nd Straight Sunday Win in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.







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[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
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