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[08/19/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 19
Updates include: John Hawkes set for "Lost's" final season; Showtime to air "Full Color Football"; and Jenna Dewan to visit The CW's "Melrose Place."

[08/19/09 - 03:45 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Continues Its Rating Success
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 03:04 PM]
James Marsters Joins Syfy's Caprica
The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum is set as "the dangerous terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley."

[08/19/09 - 02:15 PM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" Posts 53% Increase with Highest Rated Premiere Ever in All Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 01:59 PM]
60 Minutes Devotes Its Entire Hour to Its Creator, Don Hewitt, Sunday, August 23 on Cbs
The newsmagazine's creator and former executive producer passed away today at the age of 86.

[08/19/09 - 01:57 PM]
CBS Launches the "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards'" "Best Seat in the House" Contest*
The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend this year's Emmys and be seated next to TV's biggest stars.

[08/19/09 - 01:56 PM]
CBS Unveils the First-Ever Use of Video in a Print Advertisement to Promote the Network's New Fall Programming and Its Exclusive New Partner, Pepsico's Pepsi Max
The revolutionary VIP (Video-in-Print) technology will be packaged in a print ad spread in the Fall TV preview issue of Entertainment Weekly.

[08/19/09 - 12:46 PM]
VH1's Official Statement on Megan Wants a Millionaire
The cable channel has pulled the series from its schedule effective immediately.

[08/19/09 - 12:43 PM]
NFL & NBC Announce Two-Year Contract Extension
NBC will remain the home of "Sunday Night Football" for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

[08/19/09 - 12:24 PM]
Big Brother Ratings Hot Streak Continues
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 12:22 PM]
Millionaire Is Up Week to Week on Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Black Gold" Executive Producer Thom Beers

[08/19/09 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Top Chef" Judges Gail Simmons & Toby Young

[08/18/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
Updates incldue: Penelope Ann Miller to visit TNT's "Men"; two on board "Brothers & Sisters" at ABC; and Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin to topline a Hallmark original.

[08/18/09 - 03:36 PM]
Make It Or Break It's Penultimate Season 1 Episode Hits Series Highs in Adults 18-34 and Across Core 12-34 and 12-17 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 02:14 PM]
60 Minutes with First Michael Vick Interview Is the Number-2 Program for the Week, Drawing 34% More Viewers Than Its Summer Average
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/18/09 - 02:11 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Sweeps Its Time Slot to Become the Night's #1 Program in Households and Viewers on Saturday August 15
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 15.

[08/18/09 - 02:10 PM]
For the First Time, DR. Phil Leaves Stage 29 in Hollywood to Kick Off Premiere Week Live from New York on September 14th and in Philadelphia on September 16th
The new season will begin on Monday, September 14, when DR. PHIL will premiere live from New York City.

[08/18/09 - 01:26 PM]
CBS Fall Preview, a Primetime Special Hosted by the Cast of the Hit Network Comedy Series "How I Met Your Mother," Will Be Broadcast Wednesday, SepT. 2, 8:30-9:00 Pm, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network
This CBS fall preview offering has been an annual tradition since 2004.

[08/18/09 - 12:30 PM]
Rainbow Media Unveils New Multiplatform Bridal Network ''Wedding Central''
At launch, programming featured on the site includes series such as "My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding," "Single in the City" and "Girl Meets Cowboy."

[08/18/09 - 12:16 PM]
TNT Adds Two More Episodes of Hit Series Leverage to Summer Lineup
The show's second season had originally been set to wrap its summer run on August 26.

[08/18/09 - 11:52 AM]
Showtime and Oliver Stone Uncover America's Secret History
The 10-episode documentary series, entitled OLIVER STONE'S SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICA, which will premiere on SHOWTIME in 2010.

[08/18/09 - 11:44 AM]
A&E's New Series 'Hoarders' Becomes Most-Watched Series Premiere in Network History Among Adults 18-49 and Ties for the Most in 25-54
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 11:29 AM]
USA Rules Cable Again
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Grows Its Numbers Week to Week and Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 11:21 AM]
A Million Dollar Moment Is Coming Up on Sunday's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
The Alphabet details the remaining installments of the show's 11-night stunt.

[08/18/09 - 10:48 AM]
Big Brother Leads CBS to Weekly Win in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:32 AM]
'America's Got Talent,' the #1 Show of the Summer, Leads NBC's Week of AuG. 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:18 AM]
HGTV Design Star Sees Ratings Gains for Fifth Week
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/18/09 - 09:24 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 09:05 AM]
NBC's New a Capella Singing Competition Series "The Sing-Off" Travels to Four Cities in Search of the Most Talented Groups in America
Auditions will take place in New York City (Sept. 12), Chicago (Sept. 14), Atlanta (Sept. 16) and Los Angeles (Sept. 19).

[08/18/09 - 08:26 AM]
Spike TV and Tna Wrestling Extend Partnership Through 2012
The deal includes three new years of TNA's weekly "iMPACT!" show as well as the addition of a new original series of one-hour specials.

[08/18/09 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "Flipping Out" Co-Stars Jeff Lewis & Jenni Pulos

[08/18/09 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "Shaq VS." Executive Producer Joe Hipps & Will Staeger

[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.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.