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[08/05/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 5
Updates include: "Rescue Me's" Peter Tolan inks a three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.

[08/05/09 - 05:52 PM]
NBC's 'The Jay Leno Show' Taps New and Popular Comedians to Act as Correspondents
Comedians D.L. Hughley, Mikey Day, Rachael Harris, Jim Norton and The Dan Band -- will be Leno's men and women on the street.

[08/05/09 - 02:52 PM]
Over One Million Adults 18-49 Tuned in to Tori & Dean Season Finale on Oxygen
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 4.

[08/05/09 - 02:47 PM]
Syfy Gives Greenlight to 'Alphas' Pilot from Bermanbraun
Zak Penn and Michael Karnow are behind the project, which was originally set up as "Section 8" at ABC.

[08/05/09 - 02:46 PM]
Syfy Teams with Bryan Singer and Industry Entertainment to Develop Epic 6-Hour, Limited Series Centering on the Mysterious Mayan Prediction for the End of the World
The project will be "a thrilling action-adventure story blending scientific fact and myth with popular conspiracy theories centering on the Mayan Calendar and what it predicts for mankind at its end date."

[08/05/09 - 02:44 PM]
Syfy's Warehouse 13 Second Episode Is the #1 Most Watched Cable Program Beating Deadliest Catch
Syfy further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 14.

[08/05/09 - 02:35 PM]
Angela and Vanessa Take in New Adventures in Season Two of MTV's 'Daddy's Girls' Premiering August 11 at 10pm ET/PT with the First Two Episodes Back-To-Back
The pair will be joined by Jessica Brown, Lynn James and Brian Bolton.

[08/05/09 - 02:15 PM]
USA Network to Premiere Newest Original Series "White Collar" Friday, October 23 at 10/9c
The new series commences production on Monday, August 10, where it will be shot entirely on location in and around New York City.

[08/05/09 - 02:14 PM]
USA Network Announces New Cast of Characters on Its Development Slate
Said slate includes projects from Mike Newell, Stephen J. Cannell and Tom Fontana.

[08/05/09 - 02:12 PM]
All-New Season of Psych Kicks Off All-Star Guest Casting with Wwe's John Cena
Also set to appear: James Brolin, Christine Baranski, Cary Elwes, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Naughton, Ray Wise, Joshua Malina and Robert Patrick.

[08/05/09 - 02:10 PM]
Tim Matheson to Direct USA Network Pilot "Covert Affairs"
Shooting is set to take place in Toronto beginning in September with Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham co-starring.

[08/05/09 - 02:08 PM]
'At the Movies' Names Two New Co-Hosts - A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips
Current co-hosts Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz will depart the series at the end of August.

[08/05/09 - 01:54 PM]
Berg Gives Update on "Virtuality" Future
"It's all talk at this point," director Peter Berg said about rumblings of the series continuing elsewhere. "But I think the response to 'Virtuality,' the critical response surprised FOX."

[08/05/09 - 12:29 PM]
Discovery Channel Tackles Unexplained Phenomena with All-New Series Ghost Lab to Premiere This Fall
The series follows Brad and Barry Klinge, "two Texas brothers who founded Everyday Paranormal, an investigation team that has set a new standard in research."

[08/05/09 - 12:17 PM]
ABC Announces Celebrity Contestant Airdates for the 10th Anniversary Edition of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
Vanessa Williams, Lauren Conrad, Patricia Heaton and Shawn Johnson are among the featured talent.

[08/05/09 - 11:16 AM]
The CW at TCA: Ostroff, Producers Tout New Season
Check out highlights from Tuesday's panels featuring "The Vampire Diaries," "The Beautiful Life," "Melrose Place" and "Life UneXpected."

[08/05/09 - 09:11 AM]
NBC Spotlights New Fall Season with 'The NBC Primetime Preview Show'
"Community's" Joel McHale hosts the special, which will air on various NBC Universal media platforms beginning August 8 through September 27.

[08/05/09 - 08:14 AM]
MTV Wants to 'See You Thursday' with a New Night of More Insane Original Programming Beginning August 27th at 9pm ET/PT
The block includes new seasons of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "Bully Beatdown" and "Nitro Circus" as well as freshman series "Pranked."

[08/05/09 - 06:28 AM]
Jesse James Sets Land Speed World Record for Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle in Season Finale on Spike TV
The debut season of "Jesse James Is A Dead Man" has averaged more than 1.5 million viewers weekly.

[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.







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[05/06/15 - 03:34 PM]
The CW to Keep "iZombie" Alive for Second Season
Executive producer Rob Thomas took to Twitter with the news this afternoon.

[05/06/15 - 02:55 PM]
Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete to Star in New Docu-Series "For Peete's Sake" for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The series will follow the lives of husband and wife duo Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete as they juggle complicated career choices with their bustling family life.

[05/06/15 - 02:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 6 - "Supergirl" to Take Flight as Series at CBS
Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El in the DC Comics adaptation.

[05/06/15 - 02:04 PM]
ABC Family Casts Katherine McNamara as the Female Lead in Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
She'll play Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.

[05/06/15 - 01:43 PM]
Nickelodeon Rolls Out New "Blaze and the Monster Machines" Content Across TV, Digital and More for Month of May
Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it's the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM in every episode.

[05/06/15 - 01:20 PM]
Presenters Announced for the "2015 Billboard Music Awards"
Plus: Molly Ringwald and Simple Minds will pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of "The Breakfast Club."

[05/06/15 - 01:12 PM]
Lorraine Toussaint, Thomas Q. Jones and Aisha Hinds to Lead Ensemble Cast in TV One's "Runaway Island"
This poignant film made with love, laughter and tears is slated to premiere Saturday, July 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/06/15 - 12:07 PM]
TNT Updates Summer 2015 Schedule - "Public Morals" Moves to Aug. 25, While "Legends" Joins Packed Fall Slate
Also due this fall: the return of TNT's chart-topping hit "The Librarians" and the premiere of the new action-packed drama "Agent X."

[05/06/15 - 11:38 AM]
2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Prove Multiplatform Staying Power; Music Sales Grow for Featured Performers
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.

[05/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
"The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir" Trailer and Key Art
Look for the film exclusively on Netflix beginning Friday, May 22.

[05/06/15 - 11:01 AM]
"Teen Beach 2" and "Best Friends Whenever" to Premiere on Disney Channel Friday, June 26
The former will be available one week earlier, Friday, June 19, to verified users on the WATCH Disney Channel app and WATCHDisneyChannel.com.

[05/06/15 - 10:24 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Series "Legends of Chamberlain Heights"
The series' ten-episode season will premiere in 2016.

[05/06/15 - 10:16 AM]
Destination America's Finger Lickin' Series "BBQ Pitmasters" Returns with an All-Star Cast
Blind judging has left the circuit this season with competitors receiving immediate praise or heat from the judges for the first time ever.

[05/06/15 - 10:11 AM]
Lifetime Launches New Industry Initiative "Broad Focus" Advocating for More Women in Behind-the-Camera Roles
"There is a large, untapped well of female talent out there and we want to remain first in line to that source of creativity," said Nancy Dubuc.

[05/06/15 - 10:07 AM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Nominations for the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
Said event will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00/7:00c.