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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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[08/31/16 - 05:01 PM]
Tenacious Girls Are Center Stage in Two New Netflix Original Series for Tweens
Premiering in 2017, the "Untitled Horse Mystery Project" and "The Worst Witch" bring tenacious girls front and center in two different coming-of-age stories.

[08/31/16 - 02:33 PM]
DIY Network's "Texas Flip N Move" Scores Its Highest-Rated Episode Ever
DIY Network spins the numbers for Friday, August 26.

[08/31/16 - 02:05 PM]
VH1 Snags G.O.O.D. Music Star Teyana Taylor for "The Breaks"
She'll join the "The Breaks" in a recurring role in addition to doing a stint on the network's upcoming "Hip Hop Squares."

[08/31/16 - 02:00 PM]
Fridays Heat Up When 18 New Chefs Enter "Hell's Kitchen" on the Season 16 Premiere, September 23, on FOX
The last contestant to withstand the pressure will claim the grand prize - a Head Chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.

[08/31/16 - 11:34 AM]
Video: Watch an All-New First Look at Season Two of "Scream Queens"
Season Two graduates from the college campus and into a hospital with a haunted past, as a new and terrifyingly funny mystery begins.

[08/31/16 - 11:26 AM]
The All-New Season of "This Old House(R)" Tackles Two Diamonds in the Rough: An Arts & Crafts Storybook House and an Abandoned Brick Beauty
The 18-time Emmy award winning home improvement series features the two storied houses rich with history, design and construction challenges in 26 new episodes premiering September 29 on PBS.

[08/31/16 - 11:03 AM]
Bravo Media's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" Is Back on the Market with a Supersized Premiere Thursday, October 6 at 9PM ET/PT
Powerhouse agents Josh Altman, Josh Flagg and Brits James Harris and David Parnes return for season nine along with familiar face, Madison Hildebrand.

[08/31/16 - 11:01 AM]
Alex Kalymnios on Board to Direct Starz' "The White Princess"
In casting news, Amy Manson boards the production in the role of Lady Catherine Gordon, cousin to King James IV of Scotland.

[08/31/16 - 11:00 AM]
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Gabby Douglas, Nathan Adrian and Conor Dwyer to Visit CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Thursday, Sept. 1
The Olympians will join Corden for a round of his popular game, "Nuzzle Whaaa?"

[08/31/16 - 10:24 AM]
Video: #LoweRoast Preview Clip - Jeff Ross Channels Prince, Shreds Ann Coulter
Armed with an electric guitar and a Prince outfit, Roastmaster General Jeff Ross shreds Ann Coulter.

[08/31/16 - 10:11 AM]
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From a spider web-themed spider roll challenge to a liver and fava beans battle, the competitors must scare up their best dishes while braving witches, mummies, ghosts and zombies.

[08/31/16 - 10:04 AM]
FYI Greenlights New Culinary Competition Series "Man vs Master" - Chef Richard Blais to Host
In "Man vs Master," unknown chefs working in the trenches of the food industry will compete for the opportunity of a lifetime - a coveted apprenticeship with a world-renowned celebrity chef - but in order to win, they will have to beat the master in a face-off first.

[08/31/16 - 09:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "Better Late" Rise in Latest Victory
The Peacock wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/31/16 - 09:19 AM]
"CBS All Access" Rolls Out Commercial-Free Option for Subscribers
In addition to the existing subscription offering of $5.99/month, subscribers now have the option to watch CBS All Access's on-demand content commercial-free for $9.99/month.

[08/31/16 - 08:32 AM]
Netflix Announces New Talk Show with Bill Nye
Set to launch Spring 2017, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.