[thursday, august 27, 2009]    
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[08/27/09 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 27
Updates include: Brandon Routh to guest on NBC's "Chuck," Style renews "Giuliana & Bill"; and Mark Rizzo to bring "Heathers" to the small screen at FOX.

[08/27/09 - 03:01 PM]
BET's Hot Summer Music Series, 'Rising Icons' Shines the Spotlight on Eight Up and Coming Music Artists and Their Meteoric Rise to Stardom
The half-hour series will now air Mondays at midnight/11:00c beginning next week.

[08/27/09 - 03:00 PM]
How'D You Get So Rich? Starring Joan Rivers Scores Series High
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 26.

[08/27/09 - 12:30 PM]
Nightline Continues to Grow Significantly Year to Year
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/09 - 12:29 PM]
ABC Places No. 2 on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Key Men
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 26.

[08/27/09 - 12:22 PM]
Nick at Nite Launches Award-Winning Family Comedy Everybody Hates Chris Labor Day, SepT. 7
The all-night marathon runs from 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. (ET/PT).

[08/27/09 - 12:07 PM]
BET Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson's Birthday with a Weekend of Specials Honoring His Life
Among the offerings: MICHAEL JACKSON: 10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW, a new half-hour special on Friday, August 28.

[08/27/09 - 11:33 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Celebrity Judge David Hasselhoff Will Perform During Hit Series' Live Semifinal Results Show Wednesday, September 2
Last night during the final round of quarterfinals, the final five acts rounding out the Top 20 were revealed.

[08/27/09 - 10:21 AM]
Laura Linney Likes the C Word - Showtime Pushes Envelope with Series About Cancer
A pilot has been ordered and will be shot in the fall.

[08/27/09 - 10:20 AM]
Conan Encores Rule the Late-Night Week Over All Cable and Broadcast Competition, Including Letterman Originals
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/09 - 10:19 AM]
Late Show Audience Continues to Grow
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/09 - 10:14 AM]
'Tiny & Toya' Stands as the #1 Original Series in BET History, with an Average of 1.8 Million Total Viewers
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 25.

[08/27/09 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Announces the 20 Castaways to Compete on "Survivor: Samoa"
The 19th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, September 17.

[08/27/09 - 06:42 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation & NBC Universal Announce Joining of A&E Television Networks and Lifetime Entertainment Services
The new agreement will "consolidate three of the nation's top cable networks under single management while preserving the distinct brand identities of each network."

[08/27/09 - 06:41 AM]
Fall 2009 Slate and Schedule Announced for ESPN Films' "30 for 30"
Beginning October 6, the films will be aired on Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c through November 10, with a special post-Heisman slot reserved for Saturday, December 12.

[08/27/09 - 06:40 AM]
The Con Is on as TNT Orders Third Season of Hit Series Leverage
It will then return to complete the second season in winter, with the third season slated to air in summer 2010.

[08/27/09 - 06:39 AM]
Summer Glau Moves Into Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse"
Additional guest stars appearing throughout the upcoming second season include Alexis Denisof, Jamie Bamber, Michael Hogan and Keith Carradine.

[08/26/09 - 06:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 26
Updates include: Melissa McCarthy to visit ABC's "Hank"; A&E greenlights "Jackson Family Dynasty"; and Bravo's "Housewives" franchise to hit syndication.

[08/26/09 - 04:36 PM]
NBC Pushes "Southland" to October 23
New episodes of perennial newsmagazine "Dateline NBC" will instead fill in the Friday, 9:00/8:00c hour.

[08/26/09 - 02:06 PM]
The Music of Legendary Recording Artist Ray Charles Will Play Exclusively During the Seventh Season Premiere of "Cold Case," Sunday, SepT. 27 on the CBS Television Network
"Ray Charles is a national treasure with a career that spanned multiple decades, making him the perfect artist to complement the epic nature of our season premiere," said Greg Plageman.

[08/26/09 - 02:05 PM]
History Revisits the Most Chlling Prophecies About a World in Peril
"Nostradamus Effect," a 12-episode series, premieres Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/26/09 - 11:34 AM]
Burn Notice Breaks Records with 9.1 Million Viewers
USA further spins the numbers for Thursday, August 6.

[08/26/09 - 10:03 AM]
New Look for NBC's "Football Night in America"
The show will increase its emphasis on that night's matchup, highlighted by Bob Costas moving from the studio to hosting the show from the game site.

[08/26/09 - 09:49 AM]
Bio Channel Celebrates the Life and Work of the 'Liberal Lion'
"BIO Remembers: Ted Kennedy" will air Thursday, August 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/26/09 - 09:47 AM]
MTV Continues to Expand Programming with Roster of New Original Movies
Projects in production include "My Super Psycho Sweet 16" and "Turn The Beat Around," and currently in development is "MADE."

[08/26/09 - 09:36 AM]
Shaq Vs Retains 100% of Its Week-Ago Debut
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 25.

[08/26/09 - 08:51 AM]
Country Stars Get Schooled on New Episodes of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" Beginning Monday, September 21 on Cmt
Big Kenny, Bucky Covington, Jack Ingram, Heidi Newfield and Emily West will be featured during the debut week.

[08/26/09 - 08:27 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Will Return to Host "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards," Live from Nashville, NoV. 11 on Abc
"I am thrilled to get the chance to co-host the CMAs for a second time with my pal, Carrie," said Paisley.

[08/26/09 - 08:26 AM]
ABC News to Broadcast "Remembering Ted Kennedy" Tonight
The ABC News special, "Remembering Ted Kennedy," will air at 10:01 p.m., ET/PT tonight.

[08/26/09 - 06:16 AM]
Epix Presents Original Comedy Event: Lewis Black's "Stark Raving Black"
The one-hour special will air in December on the soon-to-launch network.

[08/26/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Crash Course" Host Dan Cortese

[08/25/09 - 06:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 25
Updates include: Don Cheadle books NCAA hoops drama "March to Madness" at FX.

[08/25/09 - 03:02 PM]
Bravo Posts Best Week Ever; Rachel Zoe Up Double Digits
Bravo spins the numbers for the week of August 17-24.

[08/25/09 - 02:53 PM]
Freshman Series "Make It Or Break It" Scores Ratings Gold in Season Finale
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 24.

[08/25/09 - 02:16 PM]
USA Network Continues Domination
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 17-23.

[08/25/09 - 01:51 PM]
The CW Network, Alloy Media + Marketing and the American Red Cross Hold Blood Drives in High Schools and Colleges Nationwide Tied to the New Television Drama "The Vampire Diaries"
The cast will make a special visit to the blood drive at Georgia Tech on August 26 to encourage students to donate blood.

[08/25/09 - 01:09 PM]
HGTV Design Star Continues Strong Performance for Sixth Week
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 23.

[08/25/09 - 12:46 PM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Returns from High Seas with Record Viewership in Finale and in Second Season
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 14.

[08/25/09 - 11:47 AM]
Big Brother 11 Continues to Post New Highs -- CBS Wins Another Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 17-23.

[08/25/09 - 11:44 AM]
ABC Attracts Its Biggest Audience in 10 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 17-23.

[08/25/09 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Sweeps Every Half Hour on Monday in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 24.

[08/25/09 - 10:54 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of AuG. 17-23
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 17-23.

[08/25/09 - 10:52 AM]
Faith Hill Performs "Sunday Night Football" Opening Theme ... Again
Plus: Grammy Award-winning poetic pioneer J. Ivy will open each game with an original spoken word piece.

[08/25/09 - 10:31 AM]
FOX Invites "Glee" Fans to Join the "Biggest Gleek" Competition
One grand prize winner will win a trip for four to Los Angeles to meet and have dinner with the cast.

[08/25/09 - 06:11 AM]
CMT Orders Second Season of Top-Rated Series "The Singing Bee" to Premiere in 2010
Melissa Peterman is also tapped to return as host, with new episodes taping in November and premiering in January.

[08/25/09 - 06:01 AM]
The Legendary Paula Abdul to Host 'VH1 Divas'
The September 17 event will feature performances by Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus.

[08/24/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 24
Updates include: "The Game" still a possibility at BET; A&E sues over "Steven Seagal"; and Jayma Mays to return to NBC's "Heroes."

[08/24/09 - 04:28 PM]
Video: Supernatural Trailer - O Death
Check out the latest promo for the show's fifth season, premiering Thursday, September 10.

[08/24/09 - 04:27 PM]
Video: Smallville Trailer - Vigilante
Check out the latest promo for the new season, due on Friday, September 25.

[08/24/09 - 01:35 PM]
Lifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' Delivers Its Highest Rated Episode of the Season Among Women 18-49 and Women 25-54
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, August 23.

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[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/16 - 12:27 PM]
BBC America Debuts New Original Co-Production "Undercover" with Two-Night Premiere Event in November
Look for said event on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:47 AM]
TLC's "Little People, Big World" Returns with the Roloffs Facing a Whole New Reality
Season 12 rolls out Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[10/20/16 - 11:45 AM]
GSN Adds "Wheel of Fortune" to Daytime Schedule Beginning Monday, October 24
In addition, GSN Games has launched Wheel of Fortune(R) Slots: The Ultimate Collection, a new mobile app bringing together a variety of stunning Wheel of Fortune-themed slots games and authentic elements from the TV show.

[10/20/16 - 11:14 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Season of Hit Series "Wahlburgers" November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes on Wednesday nights beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:04 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Announces 8 Returning Chefs Vying for Redemption on the New Season Premiering Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10PM ET/PT
It's the ultimate challenge of old blood versus new, on the Emmy and James Beard Award winning series, as the chefs head to Charleston to battle it out alongside eight talented "Top Chef" newcomers.

[10/20/16 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Orders "Salvation," A New Event Series for Broadcast in Summer 2017
A suspense thriller, the series centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery - that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

[10/20/16 - 09:07 AM]
Rise and 'Shine... Discovery's "Moonshiners" Returns Tuesday, November 15 at 9PM ET/PT
This season these master whiskey makers are putting everything on the line to evolve their craft and take their handmade liquor to the next level.

[10/20/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet leads the night with its coverage of The Third Presidential Debate.

[10/20/16 - 08:33 AM]
Award-Winning Comedian Ricky Gervais Brings Brent Back! David Brent: Life on the Road Premieres on Netflix February 10, 2017
Directed, written and produced by award-winning, comedic genius Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2's mockumentary "The Office."

[10/20/16 - 07:48 AM]
"Outrageous Acts of Science" Returns to Science Channel for an All New Season October 26 at 9PM
The all-new episodes show mind-blowing displays of science in action while counting down the week's Top 20 videos.

[10/20/16 - 07:35 AM]
OneRepublic to Rock Rotterdam at the 2016 MTV EMAs
The multi-platinum pop-rock quintet will join host Bebe Rehxa and previously-announced performers Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson on stage.

[10/20/16 - 07:14 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 2 Slays Records as the Most Viewed Season of a Logo Original Series to Date
Plus: look for a reunion special on October 27 and "Season 6 RuVealed" on November 3.