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[08/31/09 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 31
Updates include: Matt Williams returns to ABC; Paula Abdul to visit Lifetime's "Diva"; and Kate Mulgrew to recur on NBC's "Mercy."

[08/31/09 - 02:23 PM]
The Hunt for One of History's Greatest Treasures, the Holy Grail, Leads Modern-Day Researchers on a Remarkable Journey IN... Holy Grail in America
The two-hour special premieres Sunday, September 20 at 8:00/7:00c on History.

[08/31/09 - 12:27 PM]
Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva Scores Highest Ratings of the Season in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, August 30.

[08/31/09 - 12:16 PM]
Spike TV Announces Nominees for "Scream 2009"
Michael C. Hall, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Josh Holloway, Eliza Dushku, Lena Headey and Katee Sackhoff are among the TV-related nominations.

[08/31/09 - 11:59 AM]
BET Unveils Its New Fall Programming Slate
"First In," "Heart of the City," "Monica" and "Pay It Off" are among the original offerings due in the coming months.

[08/31/09 - 11:06 AM]
ABC Marks Its Top-Rated Non-Sports Summer Sunday in Over 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 30.

[08/31/09 - 10:05 AM]
Syfy's Summer Sensation Warehouse 13 Shatters More Records as Sixth Episode Becomes Most Watched Series Telecast Ever
Syfy further spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[08/31/09 - 08:59 AM]
NBC Sunday Night Football Scores Best NFL Preseason Overnight in 5 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 30.

[08/31/09 - 07:16 AM]
Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment
Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, the transaction value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4 billion.

[08/31/09 - 06:47 AM]
Unprecedented Tweet-Peats of "Fringe" and "Glee" to Air Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4, on Fox
During the episodes, viewers will have the opportunity to follow the cast and producers' tweets - both online via Twitter and on-air via a lower-third scroll.

[08/31/09 - 06:01 AM]
TLC Takes the Title with Pageant Series 'King of the Crown'
The show revolves around veteran pageant expert Cy Frakes, who has been coaching aspiring beauty queens for over 20 years.

[08/28/09 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 28
Updates include: FX's "Rescue Me" to wrap in 2011; Lindsey Broad joins FOX's "'Til Death"; and Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein's death may shelve MTV's "Gone Too Far."

[08/28/09 - 04:17 PM]
Video: The Office/Community - Starting Rumors
"The Office" premieres Thursday, September 17 at 9:00/8:00c followed by the all-new comedy "Community" at 9:30/8:30c.

[08/28/09 - 02:08 PM]
Six of the Planet's Biggest and Most Ferocious Creatures Brought Back to Life in Discovery's World Premiere Series Mega Beasts
The first two parts of the six-episode series air Sunday, September 13 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/28/09 - 12:56 PM]
Shark Tank Entrepreneurs Swim Away with Over $1.5 Million
The show's "sharks" have invested said amount in just three weeks.

[08/28/09 - 11:55 AM]
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with Special Guest Eric Clapton to Perform "Space Is the Place" on "The Jay Leno Show" September 17
They will play "Space Is The Place," from Hornsby's forthcoming Verve release, Levitate.

[08/28/09 - 11:15 AM]
Royal Pains Ends Run with Record Breaking Season
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/09 - 11:09 AM]
Big Brother 11 Soars to New Ratings High
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/09 - 10:58 AM]
Russell Becomes the Eighth Houseguest to Be Evicted from the "Big Brother" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/28/09 - 10:49 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Persons Unknown" (NBC)

[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.







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