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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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[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.

[10/20/16 - 07:05 AM]
Video: Netflix's "The Crown" Personal Relationships Trailer Reveals the Impact of Being Queen
"The Crown" launches exclusively on Netflix on Friday, November 4, everywhere that Netflix is available.

[10/20/16 - 06:18 AM]
SundanceTV to Feature Iconic TV Classics in New Daytime Programming Block
Said lineup will feature "M*A*S*H," "All In The Family," "The Bob Newhart Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Andy Griffith Show."

[10/20/16 - 05:31 AM]
Netflix Announces Acclaimed Film Barry Will Be Available on December 16
Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, a Columbia University alumni, was inspired to tell the story of Barack Obama's time at the university to write the story and direct this narrative feature.