[wednesday, august 12, 2009]    
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[08/12/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 12
Updates include: Ernie Hudson joins "Heroes" at NBC; VH1 casting a second season of "Scream Queens"; and LMN greenlights "Seven Deadly Sins" mini-series.

[08/12/09 - 02:55 PM]
Tuesdays Come Up Big for Discovery: Series Premiere of Swords: Life on the Line and Hit Series Colony Both Post Strong Numbers
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[08/12/09 - 02:01 PM]
AMC Secures Rights to Graphic Novel the Walking Dead
Plus: Frank Darabont has signed on to write, direct and executive produce.

[08/12/09 - 01:24 PM]
The "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" Add Music Mogul Jay-Z and Pop Superstar Lady Gaga to Performers Line-Up
Nelly Furtado, Leighton Meester and Miranda Cosgrove are also added as presenters.

[08/12/09 - 01:22 PM]
New MTV Series "House of Jazmin" Chronicles the Life of a Young Fashion Designer on the Rise
Jazmin Whitley toplines the newcomer, which premieres Tuesday, August 18 at 10:30/9:30c.

[08/12/09 - 01:21 PM]
Vivica A. FOX to Host the 2009 FOX Reality Channel Really Awards
The cable channel's annual event airs Saturday, October 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/12/09 - 01:20 PM]
CMT Presents "Invitation Only: Reba Mcentire" on August 21
In the one-hour special, McEntire performs some of the greatest hits of her 30-plus years in country music, including "Why Haven't I Heard From You," and "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia."

[08/12/09 - 12:50 PM]
Bravo Announces the Makers of the Glad Family of Products, Macy's and Toyota as Fully Integrated Sponsors for "Top Chef: Las Vegas"
Alexia Crunchy Snacks, Diet Coke, MasterCard and Swanson will join previously announced sponsors Glad Family of Products, Macy's and Toyota.

[08/12/09 - 12:42 PM]
In Celebration of the Final Season of Hit Series 'Monk,' USA Network Teams Up with Sleep Inn to Launch Original Live-Action Web Series, Little Monk
"Little Monk" will debut during an all-new episode of "Monk" on Friday, August 21 with a two-minute sneak peek to drive viewers online for the conclusion.

[08/12/09 - 10:38 AM]
Lifetime Television Sets October 5 Premiere for 'Sherri,' All-New Comedy Series Starring Comedienne and Daytime Emmy(R) Award-Nominated Co-Host of 'The View' Sherri Shepherd
"Rita Rocks" will lead out of the newcomer as part of a weeklong strip starting at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/12/09 - 10:30 AM]
Big Brother 11 Delivers Its Largest Tuesday Audience and Highest Adult 18-34 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[08/12/09 - 09:55 AM]
America's Next Top Model Makes History by Featuring Women 5'7" and Under During Cycle 13's Two-Hour Premiere on Wednesday, September 9 on the Cw
The CW details the 14 participants on the new season of "America's Next Top Model."

[08/12/09 - 08:25 AM]
Tweet ThiS... "TosH.0" Receives Order for Additional Episodes!
The first of six new episodes will debut on Thursday, October 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/12/09 - 07:56 AM]
Spike TV to Air Fights from Recent Ufc 100 Pay-Per-View Event Saturday, August 15 at 10:00pm
The telecast marks the first time that bouts from this landmark event will be televised off of Pay-Per-View.

[08/12/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Criss Angel: Mindfreak" Star Criss Angel

[08/12/09 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "How'D You Get So Rich?" Host Joan Rivers

[08/11/09 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 11
Updates include: Simon Cowell to stay with "American Idol"; Will Arnett comedy set at FOX; and Gabrielle Union develops a movie at Lifetime.

[08/11/09 - 01:20 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Wins Its Time-Period in Households, Viewers and Key Demographics on Saturday, August 8
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 8.

[08/11/09 - 01:02 PM]
HGTV Design Star Continues Its Ratings Growth for Fourth Week
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 9.

[08/11/09 - 12:54 PM]
MTV Flips the 'Script' with a Mix of New Programming Including Scripted, Reality and Comedy Series Which Tap Into Interests of Today's MTV Generation
Series greenlights include "Hard Times," "Untitled Rob Hoffman Show," "American Idiot," "Downtown Girls" and "Megadrive."

[08/11/09 - 12:53 PM]
A&E Premieres New Original Nonfiction Series "Hoarders"
The seven episode one-hour series premieres Monday, August 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/11/09 - 12:21 PM]
Most Watched Week Ever for Usa
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/11/09 - 11:58 AM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Third Consecutive Week and Seventh in Last Eight
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/11/09 - 11:49 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 3, 2009
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/11/09 - 11:48 AM]
ABC Takes Second on Monday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 10.

[08/11/09 - 11:26 AM]
CBS Repeats Win Monday in Viewers and Key Demos for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 10.

[08/11/09 - 11:21 AM]
C. Thomas Howell Hosts New Series "CMT's All Jacked Up" Premiering August 22
The series brings "viewers some of the most outlandish and extreme stunts, sports, events, people and inventions from across America."

[08/11/09 - 11:06 AM]
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Will Return to the CBS Television Network in Fall 2009
Marisa Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio, Emanuela De Paula and Lindsay Ellingson made the announcement live on "The Early Show" this morning.

[08/11/09 - 10:55 AM]
Golden Globe Nominee Barbara Eden, Rena Sofer and Dean Mcdermott Star in 'Always and Forever' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering October 24
Max Gail also stars in the project, about "a pair of high school sweethearts who ended up living happily never after" that bump into each other at their reunion.

[08/11/09 - 10:40 AM]
Electro Hip-Hop Duo Lmfao and Eccentric Magician Duo Penn & Teller Perform on "America's Got Talent" Live Results Show Wednesday, August 12 on Nbc
LMFAO will perform "I'm In LA, Trick," while Penn & Teller will unveil "a new trick that has never been seen before on television."

[08/11/09 - 10:24 AM]
NBC Is #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of AuG. 3-9, as 'America's Got Talent' Again Tops the Charts in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/11/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Addicted to Beauty" Executive Producers Mike Duffy & Kevin Dill

[08/10/09 - 06:01 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 10
Updates include: Hilary Duff to star in an ABC Family original; Mike Vogel joins "Miami Trauma" on CBS; and Shawn Ryan books a "Ride Along" at FOX.

[08/10/09 - 03:03 PM]
FOX Announces "Teen Choice 2009" Official Sponsors
Dr. Pepper and Neutrogena are the official sponsors of event, airing tonight at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/10/09 - 02:11 PM]
The Search Is On! MTV Teams Up with Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Mark Burnett to Seek Out the Next Music Megastar in 'P. Diddy's Starmaker' August 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: Pete Wentz, Lady Gaga, Nicole Scherzinger and Kelly Rowland will make special appearances throughout the series.

[08/10/09 - 12:26 PM]
TNT's Hit Series Hawthorne, Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Set to Return for Second Season
The second season of 10 episodes is slated to air in 2010.

[08/10/09 - 11:07 AM]
Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Life of Nadya Suleman in "Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage," a Two-Hour Special Airing Wednesday, August 19, on Fox
Viewers will "be able to witness the emotional struggles, physical complications and financial burdens of this single mother of 14."

[08/10/09 - 11:06 AM]
CBS's Sunday Reality Duo of "Big Brother" and the Premiere of "There Goes the Neighborhood" Tops ABC's Return of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "Shark Tank"
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 9.

[08/10/09 - 11:05 AM]
ABC Garners Its Strongest Non-Sports Sunday of Summer 2009
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 9.

[08/10/09 - 08:44 AM]
Winners of "Teen Choice 2009" Announced
Television winners include "Gossip Girl," "Heroes," "The Hills" and "American Idol."

[08/10/09 - 08:29 AM]
CMT's Hit Series "The Singing Bee" Finishes First Season with Back-To-Back New Episodes
The two-hour event airs this Saturday, August 15 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/10/09 - 08:04 AM]
NBC Presents the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania - the World Television Premiere on Saturday, August 29 at 9pm/8c
The special will "relive all the action and excitement of WrestleMania 25 in one lightning-fast hour of groundbreaking music television."

[08/10/09 - 06:11 AM]
BBC America's Best Week Ever - 3.3 Million Tune in to Torchwood
Plus: the network has announced the acquisition of the new season of "Doctor Who" starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor.

[08/10/09 - 06:06 AM]
King of the Hill Serves Up Texas-Size Series Finale Sunday, September 13, on Fox
Just days ago, FOX's Kevin Reilly said it was "unlikely" the series would air again.

[08/09/09 - 11:28 AM]
ABC at TCA: Mcpherson on Abdul, Heigl and More
The ABC topper's executive session covered everything from "Better Off Ted" to "Scrubs" to "Private Practice" to Ben Silverman.

[08/08/09 - 10:01 PM]
CMT's "Can You Duet" Announces Winners of the Search for Country's Next Great Duo
CMT details this season's winner of "Can You Duet."

[08/08/09 - 06:24 PM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of the Highly Anticipated New Series "V" on Tuesday, November 3
The Alphabet formally announces the show's launch date.

[08/08/09 - 05:32 PM]
ABC Books "V" for November 3
The announcement was made during the show's session at the TCA summer press tour.

[08/08/09 - 03:08 PM]
Mcpherson Declares "Goode Family," "Suburbia" Dead
The ABC chief confirmed both shows won't be back following his network's executive session at the TCA summer press tour this afternoon.

[08/08/09 - 10:38 AM]
FX at TCA: Landgraf Nixes "Testees," Touts Pilots
The cable channel also confirmed "Nip/Tuck" will return for its sixth season on Wednesday, October 14.

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[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."