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[07/20/09 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 20
Updates include: Sean Bean to topline HBO's "Game of Thrones"; Amber Clayton joins CBS's "Three Rivers"; and Padma Lakshmi gets into the comedy business with NBC.

[07/20/09 - 04:43 PM]
ABC News to Broadcast President Obama's Press Conference on Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 P.M., ET
The Alphabet confirms its various scheduling changes for the rest of the week.

[07/20/09 - 04:39 PM]
Big Three to Cover Obama News Conference
FOX will once again be the only major network not to carry the event.

[07/20/09 - 03:54 PM]
MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, July 16.

[07/20/09 - 01:22 PM]
CMT Presents 'Invitation Only: Brad Paisley' on Monday, August 3
Paisley will perform some of his biggest hits including, "Mud on the Tires" and "Online" and more, as well as songs from his current album, "Then" and "American Saturday Night."

[07/20/09 - 01:21 PM]
CMT Goes Lakeside for the Ultimate Summer Throw Down When "Aquapalooza on Lake Martin" Starring Alan Jackson Premieres September 4
The special tapes this Saturday, July 25; and over 3,000 boats are expected to "raft up" to the stage to catch the action.

[07/20/09 - 10:34 AM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of "Shaq VS.," a New Competition Series Starring Nba Superstar Shaquille O'Neal, on Tuesday, August 18
The NBA star will take on such athletes as Michael Phelps, Ben Roethlisberger, Serena Williams, Oscar de la Hoya, Albert Pujols, Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor.

[07/20/09 - 09:41 AM]
Syfy Sets Fall Premiere Dates, Schedule
Stargate Universe (October 2), Destination Truth (September 9), Sanctuary (October 9) and Scare Tactics (October 6) are all on tap in the coming months.

[07/20/09 - 08:46 AM]
Jorja FOX Returns to Csi!
"The viewers and longtime CSI fans will be excited to discover where life has taken Sara Sidle and what brings her back to the CSI team in Las Vegas in our premiere episode," said Carol Mendelsohn.

[07/20/09 - 12:05 AM]
Interview: "Torchwood" Creator Russell T. Davies

[07/20/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "The Wanted" Executive Producers Charlie Ebersol & Adam Ciralsky

[07/20/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Dating in the Dark" Executive Producer Tom Shelly

[07/17/09 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 17
Updates include: Sarah Carter joins "CSI: NY" at CBS; Brooke Burns lands a role on The CW's "Melrose Place"; and talks break down between 20th and "Futurama's" original voice cast.

[07/17/09 - 03:40 PM]
Interview: "The Bill Engvall Show" Stars Bill Engvall & Nancy Travis

[07/17/09 - 02:31 PM]
USA's Burn Notice Delivers Record on Thursday Night
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, July 16.

[07/17/09 - 02:01 PM]
Truth, "Corn" Remake Highlight Syfy in September
"Destination Truth" is due back on Wednesday, September 9 while its remake of "Children of the Corn" bows Saturday, September 26.

[07/17/09 - 01:20 PM]
Braden Fails to "Click" with His Fellow Houseguests and Is the First to Be Evicted from the "Big Brother" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[07/17/09 - 12:11 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Delivers a Packed Slate of Events at Comic-Con, July 23-26
Panels will be devoted to such network/studio-based series as "Lost," "Flash Forward" "Eastwick," "Ghost Whisperer," "Legend of the Seeker," "The Middle," "The Middleman" and "V."

[07/17/09 - 08:44 AM]
Interview: "HGTV Design Star" Judge Vern Yip

[07/17/09 - 05:31 AM]
Experience the Fight for Humanity's Survival Through the Eyes of the Cylons for the First Time Ever in Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
The 90-minute feature debuts on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def and DVD on October 27 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

[07/16/09 - 10:01 PM]
Randi Evans and Kupono Aweau Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/16/09 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 16
Updates include: Fox Television Studios books "Persons Unknown," its third international output, at NBC.

[07/16/09 - 12:39 PM]
NBC Top-Nominated Broadcast Network for 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
"I am extremely pleased with today's Emmy nominations for NBC's extraordinarily talented people in front of and behind the cameras," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[07/16/09 - 12:34 PM]
TNT's Successful Three-Night Strategy of Original Programming Continues with 3.9 Million Viewers Tuning in to the Season Premiere of Leverage and 3.5 Million Viewers for the Series Premiere of Dark Blue
TNT spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 15.

[07/16/09 - 12:17 PM]
HBO Receives 99 Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations, the Most of Any Network This Year; Grey Gardens Leads HBO Programming with 17 Nominations
"Gardens" was followed by 14 for "Into the Storm," 11 for "Generation Kill" and 10 for "Taking Chance."

[07/16/09 - 12:11 PM]
Nightline" Is #1 Three Weeks in a Row Among Total Viewers-First Time Since 1996
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 6-10.

[07/16/09 - 12:08 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on Wednesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 15.

[07/16/09 - 12:06 PM]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Helps a Family Who Made Room in Their Big Hearts and Tiny Home for Four More Kids on One Hour's Notice
Ashley Tisdale is the latest celebrity volunteer for the new season.

[07/16/09 - 12:05 PM]
Critically Acclaimed and Award-Winning Original Series "Lincoln Heights" Returns on ABC Family on Monday, September 14 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
The series had been previously set to return on Tuesday, August 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/16/09 - 11:56 AM]
Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' Continues Winning Streak as #1 Cable Drama for Second Straight Tuesday
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 14.

[07/16/09 - 11:23 AM]
Conan O'Brien Rules the Week of July 6-10 in the Key Late-Night Race of Adults 18-49
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 6-10.

[07/16/09 - 10:57 AM]
Lionsgate Shines with 22 Emmy(R) Award Nominations for Its Acclaimed Series Mad Men and Weeds
"This is a very exciting day for us at Lionsgate," said Kevin Beggs, president of television programming and production.

[07/16/09 - 09:12 AM]
Letterman Beats "The Tonight Show" by Its Largest Weekly Margin Since 2000
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, July 15.

[07/16/09 - 09:08 AM]
Bravo Earns a Record Breaking 12 Nominations for 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
"We are honored that Bravo's quality programming continues to resonate with the Academy's voting members," said Bravo's Frances Berwick.

[07/16/09 - 08:35 AM]
AMC Garners Most Emmy Award Nominations for a Basic Cable Network Two Years in a Row
"Today's Emmy recognition underscores AMC's drive to create premium quality television on basic cable," said AMC's Charlie Collier.

[07/16/09 - 05:44 AM]
The 61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and 2009 Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Nominees ArE...
"30 Rock" leads the nomination count with 22, followed by "Grey Gardens" (17), "Mad Men" (16) and "Into The Storm" (14).

[07/16/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Burn Notice" Creator Matt Nix

[07/15/09 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 15
Updates include: Keegan Michael Key joins CBS's "Gary Unmarried"; Martha Plimpton set for ABC's "Grey Anatomy"; and FX orders a fantasy football-based comedy pilot.

[07/15/09 - 05:02 PM]
Online Open Casting Call for FOX's Sons of Tucson
Producers are recasting the roles of Robby and Brandon, originally played by Davis Cleveland and Troy Gentile, respectively.

[07/15/09 - 02:58 PM]
Exclusive: NBC to Wrap "Listener" on July 23
Repeats of "Law & Order" will take over the Thursday, 10:00/9:00c slot starting July 30.

[07/15/09 - 12:14 PM]
Science Channel and Popular Science Preview Our Future Lives in the New Series Popular Science's Future Of
Baratunde Thurston hosts the series, premiering Monday, August 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/15/09 - 12:02 PM]
Primetime: Family Secrets - the Jacksons After Michael Jackson Outperforms CBS' "48 Hours" in Total Viewers and Across Key Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 14.

[07/15/09 - 11:26 AM]
Get Your Popcorn Ready!!! Terrell 'T.O.' Owens Is About to Score the Touchdown of His Career with His New VH1 Series 'The T.o Show' Revealing His Life Off the Gridiron
Beginning today, fans can catch a sneak peek of the first episode on VH1.com - five days before the on-air premiere.

[07/15/09 - 11:21 AM]
You'Ve Seen Them Walk the Walk, Now See What Happens Behind the Seams in the All New 'Project Runway' Companion Series 'Models of the Runway'
The 16 women will "vie to be paired with the winning designer of Project Runway for a $25,000 cash prize from L'Oreal Skin Genesis and a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine."

[07/15/09 - 10:12 AM]
Planet Green World Premiere Documentary Acid Test, Featuring Sigourney Weaver, Uncovers the 'Other Carbon Problem' - the Startling Threat Facing Today's Oceans
The documentary, subtitled THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, airs Wednesday, August 12 at 10:30/9:00c.

[07/15/09 - 10:02 AM]
NBC's New Medical Drama 'Mercy' to Premiere on Wednesdays (8-9 P.M. Et) Beginning September 23
The series will replace "Parenthood," which is being bumped to midseason.

[07/15/09 - 09:29 AM]
International Superstar Mariah Carey to Perform on NBC's Smash Hit Summer Series, 'America's Got Talent' Wednesday, August 5
In addition, the video of Carey's new single, "Obsessed," will premiere during tonight's episode of the series.

[07/15/09 - 08:58 AM]
'Sandra's Money Saving Meals' Renewed for Second Season
The daytime series, airing Sundays at 12pm E/PT, will begin taping 13 more episodes in September to air later in the fall.

[07/15/09 - 08:37 AM]
TLC Launches a Prime-Time Food Fight with "Ultimate Cake Off"
The eight-week series premieres Monday, August 31 following a special preview on August 3.

[07/15/09 - 06:30 AM]
TBS Orders 10 Episodes of Are We There Yet?, New Sitcom from Joe Roth, Ice Cube and Distributed by Debmar-Mercury
"Everybody Hates Chris" alum Terry Crews will topline the series with Ice Cube returning in a recurring role.







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[09/04/15 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Family Comedy Series "Stuck in the Middle"
Jenna Ortega stars as Harley Diaz, an engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven kids.

[09/04/15 - 09:56 AM]
Every Major CBS News Broadcasts Posts Year-to-Year Viewer Growth and Strong Deliveries of Adults 25-54
CBS News further spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/04/15 - 09:43 AM]
ESPNU Extends College Football Weekend, Debuts "College Football Sunday" Program
ESPNU will extend the college football weekend with the debut of "College Football Sunday" starting this week, September 6, and continuing throughout the college football season.

[09/04/15 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother," "Big Bang" to Another Victory
Said duo are the night's top draws among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/04/15 - 08:01 AM]
Fall Into Music with CMT in September as Network Launches New Original Specials, Documentaries, Artist Collaborations, Live Performances, Album Premieres and More
The music-filled month kicks off Labor Day Weekend on September 5 live from Charleston as Darius Rucker performs a surprise pop-up show before his hometown in a brand new installment of "CMT Instant Jam."

[09/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
Beasts of No Nation - Main Trailer and Key Art Debut
The powerful new Netflix film starring Idris Elba recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will screen at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and London Film Festival.

[09/04/15 - 06:07 AM]
ESPN's 2015 Thursday Night Doubleheader Sees Significant Ratings Increases Over 2014 Thursday Night Opener
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, September 3.

[09/04/15 - 04:03 AM]
truTV and "Impractical Jokers" Take Over New York's South Street Seaport in Epic, First-Ever Live Event Celebrating Hit Series 100th Episode
The network recaps last night's special event, hosted by Howie Mandel.

[09/03/15 - 08:23 PM]
Video: "Billy on the Street" - New Season: Sneak Peek
Get your first look at the show's truTV incarnation, premiering Thursday, October 8.

[09/03/15 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Late Show With James Corden" To Host Top Entertainment Celebs, Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
Corden will welcome Alison Brie, Bradley Cooper, Fall Out Boy, Andrew Garfield, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Renner and Jason Sudeikis in the course of just three days.

[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:13 PM]
Darius Rucker's Surprise "CMT Instant Jam" from Charleston, SC Premieres Saturday, September 5 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The one-hour show features Rucker performing on the beach at local venue The Windjammer to hits including "Homegrown Honey," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "Alright," Hootie and the Blowfish favorite "Only Wanna Be With You" and more.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 01:22 PM]
"In The Cut" Viewership Explodes in Week Two, Second Episode & Series Become Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.