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[08/04/09 - 08:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 4
Updates include: Paula Abdul departs "American Idol"; D.B. Sweeney lands on arc on CBS's "Criminal Minds"; and Swoosie Kurtz to recur on Lifetime's "Rita Rocks."

[08/04/09 - 03:10 PM]
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Generates the Series' Second-Best Deliveries This Season
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 3.

[08/04/09 - 01:30 PM]
USA Network Continues Long-Running Relationship with Kia Motors to Create Customized Vignette Promoting the All-New 2010 Kia Forte During Its Hit Series Psych
The vignette, which will air from August 14 through September 25, showcases the features that make the Forte a "first of its kind."

[08/04/09 - 01:16 PM]
Brotherhood the Final Season - Riveting Peabody Award-Winning Series Comes to an End When the Third and Final Season Lands on DVD September 22
The release is a two-disc set presented in Widescreen with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, English 2.0 Surround and Spanish Mono sound.

[08/04/09 - 12:12 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Remains the Only Network to Increase Its Summer Audience
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/09 - 12:11 PM]
CBS Wins Monday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 3.

[08/04/09 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Claims 4 of the Top 15 TV Programs for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/09 - 11:34 AM]
CBS at TCA: Producers Reveal Casting, Arcs for New Season
Check out highlights from Monday's panels featuring "The Good Wife," "Accidentally on Purpose," "Medium" and the Emmys.

[08/04/09 - 11:23 AM]
CMT Picks Up Exclusive Cable Rights to Syndicated Version of Mark Burnett's "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" Distributed by Twentieth Television
The syndicated episodes of the series will debut weekdays in primetime beginning Monday, September 21.

[08/04/09 - 11:13 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Ties for the #1 Show of the Week in 18-49 and Ranks #1 and #2 in Total Viewers, Pacing NBC's Week of July 27-AuG. 2
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/09 - 10:55 AM]
Lifetime Television, the Weinstein Company, L'Oreal Paris and Garnier Announce Multiple Season Sponsorship Deal with Project Runway and Models of the Runway
The partnership marks Garnier's debut as a sponsor of the franchise.

[08/04/09 - 10:50 AM]
Beyonce and Lady Gaga Tied with Nine '2009 MTV Video Music Awards' Nominations While Britney Spears Comes in a Close Second with Seven Nods
The "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" will air live on Sunday, September 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/04/09 - 09:13 AM]
Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian to Appear as Guest Judges During Cycle 13 of "America's Next Top Model," Premiering Wednesday, September 9 on the Cw
Each week a member of the fashion community will join Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker and J. Alexander as a guest judge.

[08/04/09 - 07:52 AM]
A&E Reveals the Unconventional World of Warren Boyd the Real Life Inspiration for A&E's Hit Drama "The Cleaner" in "Extreme Interventionist: The Man Behind the Cleaner"
Meredith Vieira narrates the one-hour special, which airs Tuesday, August 11 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/04/09 - 06:39 AM]
Spike TV's Distinctive New Series Simulates Terrifying Disasters to Arm Viewers and Save Lives
Cade Courtley hosts the 10-episode series, due on Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/04/09 - 06:01 AM]
Vh1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia to Premiere Two 'Hard Rock Calling' Specials from London's Hyde Park, Featuring Music's Biggest Icons and Brightest Rising Stars
The first one-hour special airs Friday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[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."







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[11/17/17 - 03:31 PM]
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[11/17/17 - 02:26 PM]
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[11/17/17 - 11:22 AM]
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[11/17/17 - 09:02 AM]
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[11/17/17 - 08:38 AM]
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[11/17/17 - 08:15 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Talent Lineup for All-New Slate of "Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents..." Half-Hour Specials
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[11/17/17 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in NBC Victory
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[11/17/17 - 08:00 AM]
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[11/17/17 - 06:58 AM]
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[11/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 16
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[11/16/17 - 02:42 PM]
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[11/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
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[11/16/17 - 01:27 PM]
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[11/16/17 - 12:19 PM]
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[11/16/17 - 12:01 PM]
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