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[05/12/09 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 12
Updates include: Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton exit The CW's "One Tree Hill"; FOX drops "Sit Down, Shut Up" early; and Joss Stone to return to Showtime's "The Tudors."

[05/12/09 - 05:49 PM]
FOX Renews "Lie to Me," Orders Two Newcomers
Pilots "Human Target" and "Sons of Tucson" reportedly have been ordered to series.

[05/12/09 - 02:11 PM]
TV One Airs Four New Episodes of Acclaimed Original Bio Series "Unsung" Beginning Sunday, June 7 at 8 PM ET as Centerpiece of Black Music Month Programming Lineup
Four additional new episodes of the series are expected to air in November 2009.

[05/12/09 - 12:48 PM]
CBS Winning Streak Hits 10
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 4-10.

[05/12/09 - 12:47 PM]
7th and Final Season of "Gilmore Girls" Makes Its Cable Premiere on ABC Family Starting June 8
Plus: ABC Family will present seasons four through seven of the series in HD for the first time on cable television.

[05/12/09 - 12:43 PM]
Up for the 3rd Week in a Row, ABC Sees Its Top Results in 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 4-10.

[05/12/09 - 12:42 PM]
ABC Wins Monday in Viewers for the 11th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 11.

[05/12/09 - 12:28 PM]
Discovery Channel Signs Deal with Wild Horizons, LtD. to Create Most Ambitious Documentary to Date on the North American Continent in World Premiere Original Series, 'Wild Planet: North America'
The seven-part series begins production this fall.

[05/12/09 - 12:23 PM]
You Oughta KnoW... Alanis Morissette Will Guest Star on 5th Season of Showtime's Weeds
She'll play a no-nonsense clinic obstetrician who treats Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) in at least seven of the season's 13 episodes.

[05/12/09 - 12:10 PM]
'Celebrity Apprentice,' 'Biggest Loser,' 'The Office' and 'Svu' Are Among the Standouts in NBC's Primetime Week of May 4-10
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 4-10.

[05/12/09 - 11:06 AM]
A&E Network Expands on Industry-Leading Original Programming Slate
Reality projects featuring Tony Danza, Bob Saget, Russell Simmons and Shaquille O'Neal are among the network's upcoming plans.

[05/12/09 - 10:29 AM]
Triple Threat - Oscar Award-Winning Actor, Chart-Topping Songster and Comedian Jamie Foxx Tapped to Host the BET Awards '09
This year viewers will be wowed with show-stopping performances by Maxwell and Ne-Yo with more performers to be named shortly.

[05/12/09 - 10:22 AM]
Don Mischer Named Executive Producer of the "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Sunday, SepT. 20 on the CBS Television Network
This will mark his ninth time as executive producer of "The Primetime Emmy Awards," his most recent being "The 56th Primetime Emmy Awards.

[05/12/09 - 10:21 AM]
CBS Places First on Monday in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, May 11.

[05/12/09 - 10:06 AM]
One Tree Hill Wedding Episodes Set the Stage for Premiere of New Reality Series "Hitched Or Ditched" on May 26
As previously announced, the season finale of "Reaper" will lead into the "Hitched" premiere on May 26.

[05/12/09 - 08:19 AM]
Popular Game Shows "Deal Or No Deal" and "1 VS. 100" to Debut on Gsn, June 1 and June 6
In addition, GSN will create an original free online flash game version of DEAL OR NO DEAL to complement the show.

[05/11/09 - 10:20 PM]
Y'Anna Crawley Is Crowned BET's 'Sunday Best'
BET details the winner of "Sunday Best."

[05/11/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: May 8-11
Updates include: NBC passes on "Legally Mad"; "Gary Unmarried" showrunners depart; and Misha Collins is upped to series regular on The CW's "Supernatural."

[05/11/09 - 12:38 PM]
G4 Presents New Comedy Series "Web Soup" Hosted by Chris Hardwick Premiering June 7
Each episode of "Web Soup" is broken up into themed segments, including The Daily Upload, This Week in FAIL and Things You Can't Un-See.

[05/11/09 - 12:35 PM]
AMC Premieres Its Next AMC Storymakers with Tom Cruise, Judd Apatow and Cameron Diaz
In February of 2009, AMC premiered its first AMC Storymakers special leading into the Academy Awards.

[05/11/09 - 12:33 PM]
Pressures, Dreams and Drama Run High in the New ABC Family Original Series, "Make It Or Break It," Premiering Monday, June 22
The new series marks Peri Gilpin and Candace Cameron Bure's return to series television.

[05/11/09 - 11:30 AM]
Air Dates Announced for the Celebrities Participating on the Hit Game Show "Million Dollar Password," Returning Sunday, May 24, on the CBS Television Network
The two remaining original episodes will air May 31 and June 14 with encores filling out the rest of the schedule through July 5.

[05/11/09 - 11:29 AM]
CBS Races to Its 11th Consecutive Sunday Viewer Win
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 10.

[05/11/09 - 11:28 AM]
ABC Wins Its 4th Consecutive Sunday Evening in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 10.

[05/11/09 - 11:05 AM]
Tori Spelling and Dean Mcdermott Take a Look Back in Oxygen Original Special "Tori & Dean: Look How Far We'Ve Come" Premiering Tuesday, May 19 at 10pm ET/PT
The one-hour special will recap the first three seasons as well as a preview the new one, due on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/11/09 - 11:04 AM]
History(Tm) Announces Production on Groundbreaking Event
AMERICA THE STORY OF US, a 12-part event from Emmy-winner Jane Root, is due in 2010.

[05/11/09 - 10:55 AM]
Lifetime Television Outranks All Cable and Broadcast Networks as Top Women's Television Brand in Major National Survey
The study was conducted by leading market research firm International Communications Research (ICR).

[05/11/09 - 10:08 AM]
Exclusive: "Cleaner," "Hammertime" to Join A&E in June
"The Cleaner" will kick off its second season on Tuesday, June 23 while newcomer "Hammertime" begins on Sunday, June 14.

[05/11/09 - 09:57 AM]
Daniel Tosh Gets His Geek on and Tackles the Ever-Evolving Interwebs and Hosts Comedy Central's New Weekly, Topical Series 'TosH.o' Premiering Thursday, June 4 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series features commentary about "blogs and vlogs both popular and obscure, tweets and pokes, popular sites and new technologies."

[05/11/09 - 09:41 AM]
The 43rd Annual Cma Awards to Be Broadcast Live November 11 on Abc
The 2008 broadcast ranked behind only the Academy Awards and Grammy Awards last season for awards shows among total viewers.

[05/11/09 - 08:24 AM]
Martin Short Joins Ellen Degeneres and David Alan Grier in Presenting TBS Televised Specials from TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: Just for Laughs
The three-night event will be broadcast on the cable channel Friday, June 26-Sunday, June 28.

[05/11/09 - 06:52 AM]
Bio Channel Expands Original Primetime Programming Slate
New seasons of "Shatner's Raw Nerve," "I Survived...," "Mobsters" and "Psychic Kids" are on tap for 2009-10.

[05/11/09 - 06:24 AM]
Eminem Teams Up with Stewie Griffin to Host "Animation Domination" Sunday, May 17, on Fox
"It was a thrill to work with Stewie," said Eminem about the youngest member of the Griffin clan. "I'm a big fan of talking babies and their humor."

[05/08/09 - 07:04 PM]
Drama "Flash Forward" a Go at Abc
Plus: "Eli Stone" co-creator Marc Guggenheim has also been tapped as an executive producer.

[05/08/09 - 02:41 PM]
Bravo Posts Banner Ratings Week with Three Nights of Originals Up Double Digits
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 5-Thursday, May 7.

[05/08/09 - 12:10 PM]
ABC Wins Its 3rd Consecutive Thursday of the May Sweep in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 7.

[05/08/09 - 11:35 AM]
Survivor: Tocantins Posts Week-To-Week Gains in Viewers and Adults 18-49 as Its Finale Nears
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 7.

[05/08/09 - 11:33 AM]
Registering Its 12th Straight Wednesday of Year-To-Year Increases in Adults 18-49, ABC Jumps Over the Same Night Last Year by 24%
ABC spins the delayed numbers for Wednesday, May 6.

[05/08/09 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Takes a Replica of the "Wipeout" Obstacle Course on a Road Trip
The road trip will kick off at Walt Disney World Resort on May 10-11 and travel to select destinations, ultimately ending up at the CMA Music Festival from June 11-14.

[05/08/09 - 09:36 AM]
Five California Neighbors Compete to Win Big Cash Prize in 'HGTV's $250,000 Challenge'
Premiering Sunday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the four-week series, hosted by Drew Lachey, will air through June 21.

[05/08/09 - 08:23 AM]
AtoM.com and Comedy Central Greenlight New Web Series and TV Pilot Presentation 'The Fuzz,' from Waverly Films
The pair's previous collaboration, "Stickman Exodus," was the winner of the 2009 Webby Award For Best Animation.

[05/07/09 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 7
Updates include: Lauren Holly to star opposite Rob Lowe in LMN's "Too Late to Say Goodbye."

[05/07/09 - 04:09 PM]
Modern Family First Comedy to Series at Abc
Plus: "Surviving Suburbia" gets bumped once again and six other pilots get new titles.

[05/07/09 - 02:24 PM]
NBC.com's 'The Office' Releases New Webseries Featuring First-Time Director B.J. Novak in "Blackmail"
"Blackmail" stars Creed Bratton and follows the office oddball's attempt to blackmail his coworkers at Dunder Mifflin.

[05/07/09 - 01:36 PM]
Exclusive: FOX to Air "Virtuality" Pilot on July 4
The two-hour pilot, from co-creators Michael Taylor and Ronald D. Moore, will premiere on Saturday, July 4 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/07/09 - 01:33 PM]
Award-Winning British Comedian Johnny Vegas Stars in a Comedy About the Finer Things in Life
U.K. import "Ideal" premieres June 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on IFC.

[05/07/09 - 01:31 PM]
ABC Wins Monday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 4.

[05/07/09 - 01:30 PM]
The Music of ABC Now Available in One Location with the Debut of the ABC Music Lounge on ABC.com
The site features a streaming radio station programmed with over twelve hours of music featured on various ABC series.

[05/07/09 - 12:59 PM]
Adult Swim Announces New Stop-Motion Animated Series, Titan Maximum
Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Rachael Leigh Cook, Dan Milano and Eden Espinosa are among the voice cast of the series, due in September.

[05/07/09 - 12:45 PM]
Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera Returns with Bouquets Blazing for the New Season of We TV's My Fair Wedding
The show's 12-episode second season will bow on Sunday, September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.