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[08/17/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 17
Updates include: Dave Franco joins ABC's "Scrubs"; two join "Friday Night Lights" at NBC; and Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts to bring "Midnight, Mass" to NBC.

[08/17/09 - 03:00 PM]
Patton Oswalt Cast in Syfy's Caprica
He'll play the role of Baxter Sarno, "the wildly popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel and Amanda Graystone ultimately appear."

[08/17/09 - 02:05 PM]
The World's Gone Mad! AMC Garners Nearly 4 Million Cumulative Viewers with Sunday Night Season Three Premiere of ''Mad Men''
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/17/09 - 01:49 PM]
The CW Network's "America's Next Top Model" Holds Open Casting Calls for Cycle 14 in Cities Across the U.S.
Calls are set for Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Houston and Los Angeles in the coming weeks.

[08/17/09 - 01:02 PM]
British Fashion Gurus Trinny and Susannah Makeover America One State at a Time with New Series on Tlc
The series, which features the original UK hosts of "What Not to Wear," will roll out on Friday, August 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/17/09 - 12:58 PM]
ABC Family Fetches Starz Media's "The Dog Who Saved Christmas" for Network's 'Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas' Programming Event
Mario Lopez, Dean Cain, Elisa Donovan and Gary Valentine co-star in the project, bowing Sunday, November 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/17/09 - 12:42 PM]
Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and Army Wives Reach Highest Ratings of the Season
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/17/09 - 12:04 PM]
ABC Marks Its Biggest Non-Sports Summer Sunday in Over 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/17/09 - 10:03 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Laughs It Up This Fall with All-New Series and Specials as Well as Returning Favorites
"South Park" to return on Wednesday, October 7 followed by the premiere of "Secret Girlfriend."

[08/17/09 - 10:02 AM]
Dean Cain, Colin Cowie, Gerry Deveaux, Farouk, Heather Kerzner, Richard Lefrak, George Maloof JR., Valeria Mazza, Matthew Rolston, Andre Leon Talley, Tamara Tunie and Keisha Whitaker to Judge the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant on NBC August 23rd
Plus: Flo Rida, Heidi Montag, David Guetta and Kelly Rowland are on tap to perform.

[08/17/09 - 10:02 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Hires Lisa Leingang as Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, East Coast
Leingang spent four years at CBS Entertainment as vice president, primetime programming and development.

[08/17/09 - 09:52 AM]
Murder, Mayhem and Dysfunctional Families Reside in Ion Television's "Durham County"
Due on September 7, "Durham County" marks the first original primetime series to premiere on ION.

[08/17/09 - 07:57 AM]
Ion Television Inks Deal with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution for Major Theatrical Film Package
The pact includes such features as "The Break Up," "Miami Vice" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."

[08/17/09 - 05:41 AM]
'Dancing with the Stars' Season 9 Cast Revealed on 'Gma'!
The cast includes "an Osmond, a cowboy and a former House majority leader, will team up with professional dancers and face off on television's hit ballroom competition."

[08/14/09 - 06:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 14
Updates include: Frank Spotnitz lands two dramas at HBO; while Joel Schumacher to revisit "St. Elmo's Fire" at ABC.

[08/14/09 - 02:52 PM]
Monday Night Football Preseason Opener: ESPN's Most-Viewed Non-Monday Preseason Game Since 1994
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 13.

[08/14/09 - 12:43 PM]
Jerry Seinfeld to Be the First Guest on the Premiere of "The Jay Leno Show"
Seinfeld will join previous announced musical guests Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna.

[08/14/09 - 10:31 AM]
Big Brother Continues to Gain Momentum
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 13.

[08/14/09 - 10:15 AM]
Interview: "America's Best Dance Crew" Judge J.C. Chasez

[08/14/09 - 10:03 AM]
After Being Blindsided by Jeff Who Chose to Use the Coup D'Etat Power, Jessie Was Put on the Block Against One of His Biggest Allies, and Is the Fifth Houseguest to Be Evicted from the "Big Brother" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/14/09 - 08:32 AM]
TNT Announces Plans for Finale of Provocative Drama Saving Grace, Starring Oscar(R) Winner and Current Emmy(R) Nominee Holly Hunter
The series will wrap up with a nine-episode run planned for next summer.

[08/14/09 - 12:12 AM]
Interview: "Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami" Stars Kourtney & Khloe Kardashian

[08/13/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 13
Updates include: Comedy Central cancels "Reno 911"; Denzel Washington to produce "Billy Stiles" at FOX; and Anne Dudek books "Covert Affairs" at USA.

[08/13/09 - 03:33 PM]
Animal Planet Unleashes the Adorable, the Fiesty and the Unexpected in New Season of Popular Anthology Series Dogs 101 and Cats 101
Beginning Saturday, October 3 at 9:00/8:00c, the new season of DOGS 101 premieres as part of Animal Planet's all-new pet programming night.

[08/13/09 - 03:32 PM]
Extreme Pet Trainer Zak George Takes Tricks to a Whole New Level in Animal Planet's New Fall Series - Superfetch
The series kicks off an all-new pet programming line-up on Saturday, October 3 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/13/09 - 01:52 PM]
Nightline Is #1 Among Total Viewers -- Outperforms "Tonight Show" for 7th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 3-7.

[08/13/09 - 01:51 PM]
ABC Improves Year to Year on the Evening for the 10th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 12.

[08/13/09 - 01:50 PM]
ABC Premieres a Special Enhanced Version of Recent "Ugly Betty" Episodes, Friday 8/14 - Friday 9/11
The enhanced version will include "text on the lower third of the screen and will let viewers in on clues in the show, as well as give back story to catch new viewers up for Season Four."

[08/13/09 - 01:49 PM]
ABC to Announce the New Cast of "Dancing with the Stars" Season Nine Live on "Good Morning America," Monday, August 17
Tom Bergeron, will be on hand to reveal the new cast of celebrities, along with a newly announced Season Nine cast member for the first in-studio interview.

[08/13/09 - 01:19 PM]
NBC.com Gives Fans the Chance to Catch Up Before the Premieres of Their Favorite Shows
"30 Rock," ""The Office," "Heroes" and "Southland" are among the featured series.

[08/13/09 - 12:45 PM]
Late Show Repeats Beat "Tonight Show" Originals!
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 3-7.

[08/13/09 - 11:34 AM]
Cartoon Network Announces Comedy Animation Greenlights
Plus: "The Marvelous MisAdventures of Flapjack" has been extended to 46 episodes.

[08/13/09 - 11:00 AM]
Conan Tops the Late-Night Week of August 3-7 in 18-49 Over All Cable and Broadcast Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 3-7.

[08/13/09 - 10:22 AM]
Space Out and Go Green! Get Ready for the World Television Premiere of the "Futurama" Epic "Into the Wild Green Yonder" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 P.M.
The series will then return with the first of 26 new episodes in mid-2010.

[08/13/09 - 10:17 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Launches "Live Like a Real Housewife" Sweepstakes
Plus: a "director's cut" of the season's third episode will air on Thursday, August 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/13/09 - 09:53 AM]
SouthparkstudioS.com Unveils Web-Only Exclusive of Original "South Park" Pilot with Never-Before-Seen Footage
This pilot was created entirely by hand on construction paper and was animated primarily by Stone and Parker.

[08/13/09 - 09:08 AM]
Award-Winning Comedian Lewis Black to Guest Star on "The Big Bang Theory"
He'll play "a brilliant but troubled professor of entomology who works at Caltech with the guys" in the season's second episode.

[08/13/09 - 08:11 AM]
Vegas Nights No Match for Vegas Days in Second Season of TruTV's Popular Series Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel
The series returns for its second season on Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/13/09 - 07:21 AM]
Thinspirational! Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off" Reunion Reveals Contestants, Dramatic Weight Loss, Unseen Footage, Lets Viewers "Weigh In" on "Fan Favorite"
The one-hour special airs Monday, September 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[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.







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[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
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[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
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[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
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Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
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The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
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[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
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[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
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