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[08/03/09 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 3
Updates include: new seasons ahead for Sundance's "Iconoclasts," USA's "In Plain Sight"; Mark Brazill puts "Rednecks & Romeos" at FOX; and Tom Arnold books a blind script order from NBC.

[08/03/09 - 04:18 PM]
TV Showrunners Protest Changes to Primetime Emmys Telecast
WGA showrunners have issued the following letter of protest in response to the Academy's planned changes to the broadcast.

[08/03/09 - 02:07 PM]
Bravo Flips "The Rachel Zoe Project," "Flipping Out"
"Out" will now launch its third season on Tuesday, August 18 while "Zoe" will kick off its sophomore run on Monday, August 24.

[08/03/09 - 01:57 PM]
Burn Notice Breaks Records with 8.2 Million Viewers
USA further spins the numbers for Thursday, July 16.

[08/03/09 - 01:34 PM]
CMT Comedy Stage Presents Terry Fator Live from Las Vegas Premieres Friday, August 28 on Cmt
The one-hour special features "comedic impersonations and sketches, world-class ventriloquism, an audience interaction segment and musical numbers by Fator and friends."

[08/03/09 - 01:33 PM]
The Season Finale of CMT's "Can You Duet" Reveals the Winning Duo This Saturday, August 8
The winning duo will record an album to be released by Big Machine Records.

[08/03/09 - 01:01 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Unveils Dynamic Fall 2009 Acquisition Lineup to Accompany New Fall Original Programming
Plus: The annual "Fox Reality Channel Really Awards" are set for Saturday, October 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/03/09 - 12:10 PM]
CBS at TCA: Tassler Touts Successes, Challenges
The CBS chief talks about the Emmys, NBC, diversity, "Without a Trace," "CSI," "Flashpoint," "Medium," "Harper's Island," "Million Dollar Password" and more.

[08/03/09 - 12:09 PM]
Francia Raisa and Brendan Fehr Cast in the ABC Family Original Movie "The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice" to Premiere in Spring 2010
The project marks the fourth installment of the successful franchise produced by MGM Television.

[08/03/09 - 12:04 PM]
TruTV Greenlights Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura and Two Additional Projects from A. Smith & CO. Productions
FULL THROTTLE and SURPRISE INSPECTION are also on tap from A. Smith & Co.

[08/03/09 - 08:25 AM]
CBS Says "Let's Make a Deal"
Wayne Brady hosts the revival, which will air in daytime starting Monday, October 5.

[08/03/09 - 07:01 AM]
Family Guy Celebrates Emmy Nominations with Mini-Marathon Sunday, August 16, on Fox
The new season of FAMILY GUY kicks off Sunday, September 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/03/09 - 06:57 AM]
Scooby-Doo! the Mystery Begins Set for September 13
Frank Welker, a member of the original "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! voice-cast," provides the voice of Scooby-Doo in the Cartoon Network original.

[08/03/09 - 06:36 AM]
Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Kara Dioguardi to Return as Judge on "American Idol"
"She is a breath of fresh air, and her passion for music and her understanding of talent is invaluable," said Simon Fuller.

[08/03/09 - 06:04 AM]
Miley Cyrus to Perform and the Casts of "Twilight" and "Glee" to Appear on "Teen Choice 2009" Monday, August 10, on Fox
David Beckham, Zac Efron, Megan Fox, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Morrison, Keke Palmer, Alexis Bledel, Chace Crawford, Leighton Meester, Ellen DeGeneres and Ashley Tisdale are also set to appear.

[08/03/09 - 12:03 AM]
Netflix Announces Agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group to Stream Several Hit ABC Series
"Lost," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives" are among the first series available under the pact.

[07/31/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 31
Updates include: "Futurama's" voice cast to return; Tyra Banks to guest on The CW's "Gossip Girl"; and Program Partners tables "Marie."

[07/31/09 - 04:05 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Defying Gravity" (ABC)

[07/31/09 - 03:01 PM]
Bam! Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Garners Biggest Series Premiere Among Entire Housewives Franchise with Nearly Four Million Cumulative Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for July 29-30.

[07/31/09 - 01:57 PM]
Season Four of TV One's "Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?" Premieres Saturday, OcT. 10 at 10 PM ET from Las Vegas
LisaRaye, Evander Holyfield, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Terri J. Vaughn, Ray J and George Wallace are among the celebrity guests this season.

[07/31/09 - 01:56 PM]
TV One to Premiere "Life After," New Series Exploring Turning Points in Celebrities' Lives Beginning Sunday, SepT. 13 at 10 PM Et
The eight-episode, half-hour series will "share with viewers the real, behind-the-scenes stories of the transformative events in these public figures' lives."

[07/31/09 - 01:55 PM]
TV One Brings Back Acclaimed Original Bio Series "Unsung" with Four New Episodes Beginning Sunday, November 1 at 8 PM Et
Zapp and Roger, Teena Marie, Bootsy Collins and Klymaxx are featured in the latest installments.

[07/31/09 - 01:54 PM]
Mario Van Peebles and His Family Embrace Green Living in New Eco-Reality Series, Mario's Green House, Premiering on TV One September 27 at 6 PM Et
A new episode of the eight-episode series will premiere each Sunday at 6 PM ET, followed at 6:30 by the preceding week's episode.

[07/31/09 - 01:53 PM]
TV One to Produce New Reality Series Starring Lisaraye
The half-hour, eight-episode series is slated to premiere in spring 2010.

[07/31/09 - 01:33 PM]
Backdoored by His Fellow Housemates, Casey Is the Third Houseguest to Be Evicted from the "Big Brother" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[07/31/09 - 01:09 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Was the Night's #1 Program in Viewers and Households on Saturday, July 25
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/31/09 - 11:55 AM]
Celebrity Contestants from Television, Music and Sports Play for Their Favorite Charities When "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Returns to ABC Primetime August 9thto Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary
Lauren Conrad, Snoop Dogg, Patricia Heaton, Shawn Johnson, Steve Nash, Katy Perry, Rachael Ray, Sherri Shepherd, Vanessa Williams and Wynonna are among the featured guests.

[07/31/09 - 11:32 AM]
We TV Announces Original Programming and Development Slate
Also on tap: new seasons of "The Locator," "Little Miss Perfect" and "High School Confidential."

[07/31/09 - 11:31 AM]
Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera Returns with Bouquets Blazing for the New Season of We TV's My Fair Wedding with David Tutera
The original series returns to WE tv's Wedding Sunday line-up September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/31/09 - 11:17 AM]
Adoption Diaries Explores the Open Adoption Process in an All New Original Series on We TV
The series premieres with a one-hour special event on Saturday, September 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/31/09 - 07:45 AM]
Sneak Peek of Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" to Air During Burn Notice Finale
The series wraps its summer run on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/09 - 11:34 PM]
FOX Adds "More to Love" Encores
Tuesday's opener will rebroadcast this Friday, July 31 at 8:00/7:00c as well as Monday, August 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/09 - 10:01 PM]
So You Think You Can Dance Top 4 Finalists Revealed
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/30/09 - 08:25 PM]
HBO Renews Current Trio, Gives Status of Upcoming Slate
Plus: Larry David teases the upcoming season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

[07/30/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 30
Updates include: "House's" David Shore to redo "The Rockford Files" for NBC; Joey Lauren Adams visits Showtime's "Tara"; and Diane Keaton to topline a comedy for HBO.

[07/30/09 - 02:48 PM]
Syfy's Ghost Hunters International Sweeps Wednesday Night as the #1 Cable Program in Primetime for Adults 18-49!
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 29.

[07/30/09 - 02:08 PM]
Emmy Nominee Amy Poehler to Guest-Star in First Two Episodes of NBC's New 'Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday' on September 17 and 24
NBC will feature six new episodes of "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday" skewering today's top stories in live half-hour primetime shows.

[07/30/09 - 01:07 PM]
TLC Plans a Wedding with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos "Masters of Reception" Premieres August 18 at 10pm
The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Frungillo family and their booming New Jersey catering business.

[07/30/09 - 01:05 PM]
Syfy Names Andrew Plotkin as Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Syfy
In his new role, Plotkin will "work with the creative community across multiple platforms to find original voices and unique series concepts that fit the Syfy brand."

[07/30/09 - 01:04 PM]
Science Channel and Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg Challenge Viewers to Head Games Beginning This October
Greg Proops hosts the series, which is due on Saturday, October 17.

[07/30/09 - 01:03 PM]
Id Launches Network's First Investigative Newsmagazine, on the Case with Paula Zahn
The newsmagazine is set to premiere on Sunday, October 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/30/09 - 01:03 PM]
Mike Rowe Returns to Discovery Channel for All-New Episodes of 'Dirty Jobs' in October and Is Hard at Work on Additional Projects Slated for 2010
A new series in development will "go to locations around the world profiling courageous men and women and the impact their work has had on their community and the world."

[07/30/09 - 01:02 PM]
Exploding Water Heaters, Duct Tape and Bullets, Oh My! Mythbusters Returns for a Fall Season Full of Premieres
The show's seventh season continues on Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c starting in October.

[07/30/09 - 01:01 PM]
Discovery Channel's 'Out of Egypt' Spans the Globe Unraveling Common Threads of Ancient Civilizations
The six-part series will now roll out on Monday, August 24 at 9:00/8:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[07/30/09 - 01:00 PM]
The Forecast Calls for Epic Weather on Discovery Raging Planet Reveals Mother Nature's Fury
The all-new event launches Sunday, August 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/09 - 12:59 PM]
Hold on for the Ride of Your Life Storm Chasers Returns for Third Season This Fall on Discovery
"STORM CHASERS has become appointment television with astonishing footage, terrifying excitement and unforgettable characters," said Discovery's John Ford.

[07/30/09 - 12:50 PM]
Food Network Will Annoint a New Iron Chef
The new season of "The Next Iron Chef" premieres Sunday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/09 - 12:36 PM]
USA Network Greenlights Pilot "Covert Affairs"
Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham topline the project, which comes from co-creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

[07/30/09 - 11:53 AM]
Award-Winning Comedienne and Actress Mo'Nique Makes a Highly Anticipated Return to BET for New Late Night Show Debut, 'The Mo'Nique Show,' Premiering This Fall
The nightly series is set to roll out on Monday, October 5.

[07/30/09 - 11:52 AM]
This Fall, BET Offers Hard-Working Americans the Chance to 'Pay It Off'
Kim Coles hosts the series, which premieres Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[11/24/14 - 12:50 PM]
Miley Cyrus, Channing Tatum and Additional Talent Added to "FOX's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" Airing Thanksgiving Night on FOX
Kaley Cuoco, Queen Latifah, Gavin DeGraw, Wayne Brady and Roselyn Sanchez are also on tap for the two-hour special.

[11/24/14 - 12:30 PM]
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[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
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"Prospectors" and "Highway Thru Hell" return Sunday, December 7 while "Why Planes Crash" is due back on Monday, December 15.

[11/24/14 - 12:05 PM]
David Dobkin Will Direct "Badlands" (WT) for AMC
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[11/24/14 - 12:03 PM]
"Regarding Susan Sontag," An Illuminating Portrait of the Provocative 20th-Century Thinker, Debuts Dec. 8 on HBO
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[11/24/14 - 11:51 AM]
MTV Is Crossing Over This Tuesday with the "'Girl Code' to 'Awkward' and 'Faking It'" Special Airing Tuesday, November 25 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Awkward" season five and the second half of "Faking It" season two will return in 2015.

[11/24/14 - 11:46 AM]
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In its new format, hosted by leading clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Kris Mohandie, the series shines a klieg light on a killer's motive, method and thought process.

[11/24/14 - 11:38 AM]
Tony Bennett, Kate Micucci and Beau Bridges Guest Star in New Nickelodeon Holiday Specials
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[11/24/14 - 11:32 AM]
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Airing prior at 7 p.m. ET/PT is "Super Soul Sunday: Soul-to-Soul," a special edition of the popular two-time Emmy award-winning OWN series that will feature best-of moments.

[11/24/14 - 11:25 AM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Date for "Nick Offerman: American Ham"
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[11/24/14 - 11:17 AM]
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[11/24/14 - 10:33 AM]
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[11/24/14 - 10:24 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 5 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.

[11/24/14 - 10:07 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Invites Viewers Into the Secret World of the "Other Woman" in New Series, "The Mistress" (wt)
The series premieres on Wednesday, January 21 with back to back episodes starting at 10:00/9:00c.