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[07/29/09 - 06:18 PM]
Development Update: July 28-29
Updates include: Heather Stephens is "Forgotten" at ABC; Robert Knepper named series regular on "Heroes"; and "Swords" finds a home at Discovery.

[07/29/09 - 05:47 PM]
A Fantastic Finish: Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch Season Five Finale Caps Best Season in Key Demos Reaching Over 3.5 Million
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/09 - 05:20 PM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: "Smallville"

[07/29/09 - 03:29 PM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: "Supernatural"

[07/29/09 - 03:05 PM]
Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' Rules Tuesday with Series Highs as Top Scripted Drama
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/09 - 02:41 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Eight More to "30 for 30" Filmmaker Roster
Films produced as part of the "30 for 30" project will begin airing on October 6 on ESPN.

[07/29/09 - 02:35 PM]
ABC Family's Hit Comedy Series "10 Things I Hate About You" Delivers Series Highs
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/09 - 02:14 PM]
Join "The Gleek Tour" This Summer
Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Dianna Agron and Mark Salling will make appearances exclusively at Hot Topic stores in select cities across the country.

[07/29/09 - 02:06 PM]
CMT Presents "Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau"
The 90-minute holiday special will premiere Friday, November 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/29/09 - 12:56 PM]
Starz Pacts with Eric Schaeffer and Jill Franklyn for New Dramedy Set in Unlikeliest Place for Laughs
The show, tentatively titled "Failure to Fly," is set to debut in early 2010.

[07/29/09 - 12:53 PM]
Starz Ramps Up Original Productions Slate
Projects from Rob Thomas, Matthew McConaughey and Martin Lawrence are among its development roster.

[07/29/09 - 12:52 PM]
'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' to Premiere on Starz on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The hour-long drama, shot on location in New Zealand, stars Andy Whitfield as the gladiator warrior hero Spartacus.

[07/29/09 - 12:50 PM]
Keith Carradine and Valerie Perrine Join Second Season of "Crash"
They'll join previously announced additions Eric Roberts, Tess Harper, Julie Warner, Dana Ashbrook and Linda Park.

[07/29/09 - 12:49 PM]
History(Tm) Announces Partnership Event with the People Speak Multi-Tiered Marketing and Programming Initiative
The project "focuses on the concept of democracy, based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of history."

[07/29/09 - 12:48 PM]
Manson - Two-Hour Special Premieres on September 7 at 9pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
The special chronicles the nine months leading up to what Manson called "Helter Skelter."

[07/29/09 - 12:47 PM]
The Universe - Season 4 Premieres on Tuesday, August 18 at 9pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
In this new season, "viewers are transported to new and mysterious places including ones we didn't even know existed a year ago."

[07/29/09 - 12:46 PM]
History Announces Voice & Narration Talent for a Unique Cinematic Experience - Wwii in Hd
Gary Sinise will narrate the 10-part event, due in the fourth quarter of this year.

[07/29/09 - 12:43 PM]
Fueled by Explosive Growth Over the Last Two Years, History(Tm) Announces Unprecedented Slate of New Series and Event Specials for Summer/Fall 2009
The coming slate "promises to bring an epic scope and an innovative, entertaining perspective to history."

[07/29/09 - 12:42 PM]
G4 Announces New Competition Series "American Ninja Warrior," Taking America's Top 10 Competitors to Japan to Take on the World Famous Sasuke Obstacle Course
Produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, the new half-hour series will premiere this fall.

[07/29/09 - 12:39 PM]
Four Cinematic Doctor Who Specials from Award Winning Team
The second special, "The Waters of Mars," will premiere later in the year on BBC America, to be followed by two more.

[07/29/09 - 12:37 PM]
Being Human - Some Roomates Are Scarier Than Others
Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner star in the BBC America series, airing Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/29/09 - 12:36 PM]
The Inbetweeners - a Comedy for the Facebook Generation
Billed the best new sitcom of 2008 at the British Comedy Awards, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris's import will premiere this fall on BBC America.

[07/29/09 - 12:35 PM]
Occupation - That Which You Seek You Will Never Find
The Peter Bowker-penned mini-series will premiere in October on BBC America.

[07/29/09 - 12:34 PM]
5th Week in a Row "Nightline" Bests "Tonight Show" - First Time Since 1995
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 20-24.

[07/29/09 - 12:32 PM]
Season Finale of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" to Air as Two-Hour Special, August 5 on Abc
The second season had previously been set to wrap on Wednesday, August 19.

[07/29/09 - 11:23 AM]
TruTV's Hit Series Most Daring Launches Fifth Season Wednesday, July 29th, at 9 P.M. (ET)
Each episode "weaves the most heart-pounding footage with stories of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances."

[07/29/09 - 11:12 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" Wins Its Time Period in Total Viewers and Across All Key Adult Demographics
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/09 - 11:11 AM]
A Richard Castle Summer Twitter Mystery -- Famous Novelist on ABC's "Castle" Goes Live on Twitter
For the next six weeks, "fans will be able to give Castle advice, eavesdrop on his affairs and his family, and help him solve his summer mystery."

[07/29/09 - 10:10 AM]
USA Network Picks Up Hit Series Royal Pains for a Second Season and Burn Notice to Return for Season Four
16 new episodes have been ordered of each series.

[07/29/09 - 09:25 AM]
Glenn Martin, Dds Hits the Road Monday, August 17, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite
Kevin Nealon, Catherine O'Hara and Judy Greer are among the show's voice ensemble.

[07/29/09 - 09:24 AM]
The Buried Life Asks MTV Viewers One Question: "What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?"
The series "documents the epic journey of four young men, Duncan, Ben, Jonnie and Dave, as they travel the continent in their purple bus, Penelope, to pursue their wildest dreams."

[07/29/09 - 09:23 AM]
MTV Documents the Struggle of Substance Abuse in "Gone Too Far"
Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein hosts the series, which premieres Monday, October 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/29/09 - 09:22 AM]
Jeff Dunham and His Eclectic Cast of Characters Comes to Comedy Central(R) on October 22 with the New Series "The Jeff Dunham Show"
The series will feature Dunham and his hilarious cast of characters, including Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

[07/29/09 - 09:20 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Award and Three-Time Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Alfre Woodard to Join the Cast of "Three Rivers"
She'll take over for Julia Ormond as Dr. Sophia Jordan, "a brilliant surgeon at the top of her field and head of surgery for the hospital."

[07/29/09 - 09:19 AM]
Syfy Celebrates First Month of New Brand Identity with Best July Ever Among Total Viewers and Women 25-54
Syfy further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/29/09 - 09:05 AM]
TruTV Heads Back to the Unforgiving, Uncompromising Oil Fields of Texas for Second Season of Hit Series Black Gold
The series returns for its second season on Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/29/09 - 08:35 AM]
TLC Renews Hit Series "Cake Boss" for a Second Season
Production has already begun on the 18-episode second season, which is scheduled to start airing this fall.

[07/29/09 - 07:08 AM]
Season Five of "Criss Angel Mindfreak" Features Five Death-Defying One-Hour Episodes Premiering Wednesday, August 12 at 10 PM ET/PT on A&e
"White Death," "Terminal Velocity," "Death Crash," "Death Field" and "Mass Levitation" are among the featured segments.

[07/28/09 - 06:07 PM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: "Human Target"

[07/28/09 - 03:43 PM]
July Premieres of Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' and 'Eureka' Score Even Higher with New Live + 7 Data
Syfy spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/28/09 - 02:41 PM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: "Fringe"

[07/28/09 - 01:55 PM]
USA Shatters Ratings Records in July
USA spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/28/09 - 01:50 PM]
FX Calls Lawman
The cable channel orders 13 episodes of the series, starring Timothy Olyphant and based on Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole."

[07/28/09 - 12:31 PM]
George Lopez and TBS Get Ready to Change the Television Landscape with New Late-Night Show Lopez Tonight
The series will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c beginning in November.

[07/28/09 - 12:30 PM]
Travel Channel's Man V. Food Serves Up New Episodes Featuring America's Tastiest Dishes and Most Iconic Food Challenges
New episodes are set to run Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c from August 5 through December 16.

[07/28/09 - 12:28 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Show of the Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Leading NBC's Week of July 20-26
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/28/09 - 12:26 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/28/09 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Dominates Monday Night in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 27.

[07/28/09 - 12:22 PM]
ABC Places 3 of the Top 10 TV Programs for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/28/09 - 11:55 AM]
Original Series and High Performing Features Drive ABC Family to All-Time July Highs in Prime
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of July.







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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
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