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[07/22/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 22
Updates include: Sasha Pieterse set for ABC's "Hank"; David Zabel returns to NBC with put pilot order; and TV Guide Channel to pay $200,000 per episode for "Ugly Betty's" off-network run.

[07/22/09 - 04:34 PM]
The Man Is Back: An All-New Season of Man VS. Wild with Bear Grylls Premieres August 12 on Discovery Channel
The show's fourth season will consist of seven all-new episodes.

[07/22/09 - 04:33 PM]
Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch Nears the End of Its Fifth Season with Red Hot Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 21.

[07/22/09 - 04:05 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Rubicon" (AMC)

[07/22/09 - 03:37 PM]
ABC Family Kicks Off "Campus Crush" - a 10-Day Long Summer Programming Event Launching Saturday, August 1
The stunt includes new episodes of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Make It or Break It," "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Ruby & The Rockits."

[07/22/09 - 03:02 PM]
10 Things I Hate About You Generates Series Highs in Females 12-34, Teens and Females Teens
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 21.

[07/22/09 - 02:57 PM]
Robin Hood and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross All New U.S. Premieres in September
"Robin Hood" returns Saturday, September 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/09 - 01:41 PM]
TLC Reveals Remarkable Personal Stories in "Truth Be Told"
The six-episode series bows Wednesday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/09 - 01:04 PM]
ABC Announces Premiere Dates for Remaining Fall Series
"Eastwick" and "Brothers & Sisters" will both launch during the traditional premiere week (September 21-27).

[07/22/09 - 11:35 AM]
The World's Gone Mad - AMC's Emmy(R) & Golden Globe(R) Award-Winning Drama "Mad Men" Returns Sunday, August 16 at 10pm
The cable channel details the new season, which will premiere with limited commercial interruption.

[07/22/09 - 11:24 AM]
NBC.com Launches New Site for NBC's "The Jay Leno Show"
Fans can log on now for a weekly video message from series star Jay Leno and 24-hour live streaming video from the set.

[07/22/09 - 11:20 AM]
On August 20, Eight Project Runway Designers from Past Seasons Return to Compete in a Two-Hour Lifetime Special 'Project Runway: All-Star Challenge'
The two-hour event will lead into the show's sixth season premiere that same night.

[07/22/09 - 11:06 AM]
ABC Picks Up "Wipeout" for a Third Season
The series is the top draw in its time period among total viewers and the key male demographics.

[07/22/09 - 09:33 AM]
Acclaimed Film and Television Actress Joely Richardson Cast for Final Season of Showtime's "The Tudors"
Richardson will portray Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) sixth and last wife, in five episodes of the series.

[07/22/09 - 09:05 AM]
A Dog Named Christmas, a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation Starring Bruce Greenwood, Noel Fisher and Linda Emond, Has Started Production in Saskatchewan, Canada for Future Broadcast on the CBS Television Network
This holiday movie stars Bruce Greenwood, Noel Fisher and Linda Emond.

[07/22/09 - 07:48 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces the Production of "The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!" the First Film Based on the Cult Animated Series "Drawn Together"
The film will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in March 2010.

[07/22/09 - 07:01 AM]
MTV and Sean 'Diddy' Combs Join Forces to Create the Ultimate Back-Up Band
"Making His Band," due on July 27, involves "a nationwide search for the musicians to back [Diddy] up on tour for his new album."

[07/22/09 - 02:08 AM]
TV Guide Network Announces Its First Scripted Series Acquisition, Obtaining the Exclusive Basic Cable Off-Network Rights to ABC's "Ugly Betty"
The series will as a weekly strip starting in the fall of 2010 while episodes from the current season will be repurposed beginning in October.

[07/21/09 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 21
Updates include: E! renews "Kendra" for a second season; and "Worst Week's" Matt Tarses inks an overall deal with Sony.

[07/21/09 - 05:27 PM]
Cable Networks Lock in Fall Premiere Dates for Tca
BBC America, E!, G4, TLC, Animal Planet, HBO, History, Sundance, WE tv, TV One, BET and Comedy Central have all booked their fall plans.

[07/21/09 - 01:27 PM]
Cartoon Network Announces Cast for Tower Prep
Drew Van Acker, Ryan Pinkston, Elise Gatien and Dyana Liu will topline the Paul Dini-penned hour.

[07/21/09 - 01:25 PM]
ABC Claims 2 of the Top 10 Broadcast TV Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/21/09 - 01:24 PM]
ABC Delivers a Summer-Best in Adults 18-49 and Turns in Its Second-Highest Non-Sports Summer Rating Since 2005
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 20.

[07/21/09 - 01:01 PM]
Andie Macdowell, Daniel Sunjata, Diahann Carroll, Annabeth Gish and Ashley Williams to Star in First Adaptations of Patricia Cornwell Novels 'At Risk' and 'The Front'
Both films will premiere next year on the cable channel.

[07/21/09 - 12:29 PM]
CBS Remains the Only Network to Grow Its Audience Versus Last Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/21/09 - 11:36 AM]
NBC Debuts First-Ever Poker-Themed Game Show on Prime Time Broadcast Television with the August 1 Premiere of "Face the Ace"
Additional episodes are set for August 8, September 12, October 31, November 14, December 12 and January 2.

[07/21/09 - 11:33 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of July 13-19, Paced by 'America's Got Talent'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/21/09 - 11:05 AM]
TLC Announces New Addition to "What Not to Wear" Team
Renowned celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson will come aboard on Friday's episode.

[07/21/09 - 10:22 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Premiere of "Mending Fences" Is 2nd Highest-Rated Cable Movie of the Week with 2.9 Million Unduplicated Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, July 18.

[07/21/09 - 08:52 AM]
Superstars Take the Stage and Get Up Close and Personal with Their Fans at 'Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock' Monday, August 31, on the ABC Television Network
Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Julianne Hough, The Judds, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Sugarland and Taylor Swift are among those set to perform.

[07/21/09 - 07:01 AM]
'VH1 Divas' Returns After a Four-Year Hiatus with Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Miley Cyrus
The "VH1 Divas" concert will be televised live on VH1 on Thursday, September 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/21/09 - 06:24 AM]
More Epic Battles on the Horizon! Spike TV Renews the Multi-Platform Hit Series 'Deadliest Warrior' for a Second Season
Spike.com's original round table discussion series, "Deadliest Warrior - The Aftermath," is also set to return.

[07/21/09 - 12:23 AM]
Interview: "The Colony" Executive Producer Thom Beers

[07/21/09 - 12:21 AM]
Interview: "Hell's Kitchen" Host Gordon Ramsay

[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.







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