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[08/07/09 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 7
Updates include: Robert Hoffman books a series at MTV; Louis C.K. completes work on a pilot for FX; and Ed Bernero inks an overall deal with ABC Studios.

[08/07/09 - 02:53 PM]
USA's Burn Notice & Royal Pains Hit Series Highs
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, August 6.

[08/07/09 - 01:24 PM]
Big Brother 11 Hits New Thursday High in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 6.

[08/07/09 - 01:23 PM]
Ronnie "The Rat" Is Finally Sent Packing and Is the Fourth Houseguest to Be Evicted from the "Big Brother" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/07/09 - 11:05 AM]
FOX at TCA: Reilly, Rice Face "Idol" Fallout
The pair also announce Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham will serve as guest judges during the audition episodes.

[08/07/09 - 10:50 AM]
ABC.com Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of the 2009 Cma Music Festival
The three original short-form series feature Jake Owen, Luke Bryan and Wynonna Judd.

[08/07/09 - 10:33 AM]
Cartoon Network and Warner Horizon Television Announce Cast for Unnatural History
Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris and Italia Ricci will topline the drama, with Mikael Salomon directing from a script by Mike Werb.

[08/07/09 - 12:12 AM]
Interview: "Shark Tank" Co-Stars Robert Herjavec & Kevin O'Leary

[08/07/09 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Host Regis Philbin

[08/06/09 - 10:01 PM]
Jeanine Mason Is America's Favorite Dancer and Winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" After Record-Breaking Historic Vote
Plus: a special featuring fan-favorite routines from previous seasons will air Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/06/09 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 6
Updates include: Laura Dern to get "Enlightened" for HBO; Virginia Madsen to drop by USA's "Monk"; and a quartet joins the FX pilot "Terriers."

[08/06/09 - 06:14 PM]
Exclusive: Ryan Shares What Might Have Been on "The Unit"
"If ['The Unit'] had been owned by Paramount and 'Medium' had been owned by 20th Century Fox, we'd be making the fifth season of 'The Unit' right now," Shawn Ryan says about the show's cancellation by CBS.

[08/06/09 - 02:50 PM]
Paris Hilton to Guest Star on the CW's "Supernatural"
"Paris Hilton is playing a demonic creature that takes the form of....Paris Hilton," said series creator and executive producer Eric Kripke.

[08/06/09 - 02:27 PM]
How'D You Get So Rich? Starring Joan Rivers Scores Impressive Gains for Season Premiere
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 5.

[08/06/09 - 01:21 PM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" in Total Viewers for 6th Week in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 27-July 31.

[08/06/09 - 01:20 PM]
ABC Grows Its Wednesday Night for the 9th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 5.

[08/06/09 - 01:19 PM]
Cathy Grosam Won $250,000 on Season Finale of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" on Abc
ABC details the winner of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show."

[08/06/09 - 12:22 PM]
Dave's Winning Streak Now at Four Consecutive Weeks
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 27-31.

[08/06/09 - 10:43 AM]
FOX's Reilly: "Hill," "Truth" Return "Unlikely"
"There are no plans to air either one of them right now," network president Kevin Reilly told reporters. "That's really all I'm going to say. I think it's unlikely."

[08/06/09 - 10:41 AM]
NBC at TCA: Leno, Silverman Draw Focus
"I'm not counted on to save the network. The network is on its own. Screw them," Leno joked during his afternoon session.

[08/06/09 - 10:33 AM]
Lifetime Television and the Weinstein Company Sew Up Five-Year Partnership with Hearst Magazines on Project Runway and Models of the Runway
The pact includes product integration, the appearance of Marie Claire editors in both series, and both on-air and online branding for the publication.

[08/06/09 - 10:29 AM]
The Jay Leno Show Welcomes Musical Guest Jay-Z Performing with Rihanna and Kanye West on the Premiere Episode of NBC's New Primetime Comedy Series 'The Jay Leno Show' on Monday, September 14
JAY-Z with Rihanna and West will be the first to rock the program's brand new stage as they perform "Run This Town."

[08/06/09 - 08:06 AM]
Britney Spears to Receive Ultimate Choice Award at "Teen Choice 2009" Monday, August 10, on Fox
Sean Kingston has also been added to the list of performers.

[08/06/09 - 08:05 AM]
Gordon Ramsay Is Coming to Your Kitchen "Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live" to Air Tuesday, December 15, on Fox
Plus: In addition to the previously announced seventh season order, FOX has picked up an eighth installment of HELL'S KITCHEN.

[08/06/09 - 08:04 AM]
Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Anne Hathaway, Chris Martin, Sarah Silverman, Angela Bassett, Chuck Liddell, Jackie Mason, Neve Campbell, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Bob Costas and the Late Eartha Kitt Among Guest Voices on 21st Season of "The Simpsons"
Plus: Seth Rogen co-wrote the season premiere, "Homer The Whopper," airing September 27.

[08/06/09 - 08:02 AM]
FOX Pays "Homarge" to "The Simpsons" with On-Air Scavenger Hunt This November
Participating series in the week-long tribute to THE SIMPSONS include HOUSE, LIE TO ME, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, BONES, FRINGE, BROTHERS, 'TIL DEATH and DOLLHOUSE.

[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.







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[05/22/17 - 01:13 PM]
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[05/22/17 - 11:31 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer of Acclaimed Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
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[05/22/17 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "Flaked" - Season 2 - Official Trailer
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[05/22/17 - 10:33 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst" Starring Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillies
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[05/22/17 - 10:27 AM]
Video: Final Trailer Released for BBC America's "Orphan Black"
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[05/22/17 - 10:06 AM]
Cartoon Network Expands "Ben 10" Universe with Season Two Pick Up and New Mobile and Console Games
Beginning Monday, May 29, Ben's transformation into Wildvine, the 10th alien to be featured in the current first season will be revealed in two all-new episodes.

[05/22/17 - 09:38 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Sits Down with Chris Tapp in Investigation Discovery's "Who Killed Angie Dodge? Keith Morrison Investigates"
The two-hour special premieres Monday, May 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/22/17 - 09:31 AM]
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Each day this week, keep a look out for a new sneak peek from the new series starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park.

[05/22/17 - 09:16 AM]
Video: New Showtime Drama Series "I'm Dying Up Here" Available Now for Early Sampling
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[05/22/17 - 09:10 AM]
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[05/22/17 - 09:05 AM]
BET Sounds Off Black Music Month on a High Note
New original scripted series "Tales" premieres Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/17 - 09:01 AM]
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[05/22/17 - 08:59 AM]
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[05/22/17 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Rides "Billboard Music Awards" to Victory
The Alphabet's annual telecast however is down more than 20% from last year among adults 18-49.