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[09/02/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 2
Updates include: FOX names new "Family Guy" showrunners; Lena Headey reports for "Game of Thrones" at HBO; and Katherine Heigl to take a "Grey's" hiatus.

[09/02/09 - 04:59 PM]
MTV Bumps "Band," "Jazmin"; Bravo Delays "Launch"
The former duo were pulled from their time periods - Mondays at 10:00/9:00c and Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30c, respectively - this week.

[09/02/09 - 04:16 PM]
MTV Brings Viewers a "16 and Pregnant" Labor Day Marathon Beginning Monday, September 7 at 12:30pm ET/PT
Plus: MTV has also greenlighted "Teen Mom," a spin-off where viewers can catch up with four girls from "16 and Pregnant" season one.

[09/02/09 - 04:10 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Line-Up Is Red Hot
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/02/09 - 01:06 PM]
Never Say Die: Attack Victims Tell Harrowing and Inspiring, Survival Stories in Animal Planet's "I'M Alive"
The new series launches Friday, October 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/02/09 - 12:15 PM]
Martha Celebrates the Handmade and Homemade on New Season of 'The Martha Stewart Show' Premiering September 14
New this season: "American Treasures," which "salutes national gems, many little known, that deserve to be celebrated, and seen."

[09/02/09 - 12:08 PM]
Big Brother 11 Keeps Getting Bigger
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/02/09 - 12:07 PM]
Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock Boosts ABC Ahead of Cbs, NBC and FOX on Monday
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[09/02/09 - 12:05 PM]
FOX and Aniboom Want You to Help Choose FOX's Next Big Animated Holiday Hit
Each of the five finalists will receive a prize of $5,000, while the grand prize winner will receive an additional $10,000 and a FOX development deal.

[09/02/09 - 11:59 AM]
Syfy Announces Product Integration Partnership with OrbitZ.com for Season Three of Destination Truth, Hosted by Josh Gates
The series returns Wednesday, September 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/02/09 - 11:30 AM]
Food Network Dishes Highest Ratings Ever in August, Best Performance in Scripps Networks History
Food Network spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/02/09 - 10:03 AM]
Spike TV to Telecast National Rugby League Playoffs and Championship Game
The network will telecast three weekly NRL playoff contests beginning Friday, September 11, culminating with the Grand Final on Sunday, October 4.

[09/02/09 - 09:06 AM]
Cut Price, Cutthroat Realty - the Third Season of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" Returns Monday, October 12 at 11 PM ET/PT
This season's featured agents include Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand and Chad Rogers.

[09/02/09 - 09:04 AM]
Megan Mullally Set to 'Party Down'
The half-hour comedy about a Los Angeles catering team is tentatively scheduled to return to the air on Starz in April of 2010.

[09/02/09 - 07:18 AM]
Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne Join Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas and Shania Twain as Guest Judges at "American Idol" Auditions
They'll join AMERICAN IDOL as guest judges during the final two days of auditions held this week in Los Angeles.

[09/01/09 - 06:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 1
Updates include: HBO gives series order to "Boardwalk Empire"; "The L Word" to become a reality show for Showtime; and CBS orders "Open Books" pilot.

[09/01/09 - 03:08 PM]
Dance Your Ass Off Most Watched Freshman Series in Oxygen History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[09/01/09 - 02:55 PM]
Soapnet Sizzles with Record Ratings in Summer 09
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the summer of 2009.

[09/01/09 - 02:48 PM]
Monday Night Football: ESPN's Most-Viewed Preseason Game Ever and Highest-Rated Since 1996
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[09/01/09 - 01:32 PM]
Powered by Warehouse 13, Eureka and Ghost Hunters, Syfy Ranks in Top Five Among Adults 25-54 in August
Syfy spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/01/09 - 12:52 PM]
Summer 09 Becomes ABC Family's Most-Watched Summer Ever in Prime in Total Viewers and Across Target 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the summer of 2009.

[09/01/09 - 12:51 PM]
HGTV Design Star Contributes to Record August Ratings Among Younger Viewers
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/01/09 - 12:19 PM]
Labor Day Marathon of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs Pays Tribute to Dirty Work
Plus: new episodes of the series return Tuesday, October 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/01/09 - 11:05 AM]
The Office Branches Out 5 Days a Week in National Syndication
The show's off-network run begins Monday, September 21 on stations across the country.

[09/01/09 - 11:00 AM]
Syfy's Most Dangerous Night of Television Premieres Stephen King's Children of the Corn on Saturday, September 26, at 9pm
Other upcoming originals include "Megafault," "Ghost Town," "Ice Twisters" and "Beyond Sherwood."

[09/01/09 - 10:57 AM]
Repeats and "Big Brother" Lead CBS to Summer Success
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/01/09 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Weekly Primetime Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/01/09 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 in 18-49 for the Primetime Week of AuG. 24-30
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/01/09 - 10:20 AM]
The Muppets' Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Perform on 'America's Got Talent' Wednesday, September 2
The Muppets favorite theatergoers and opera box buddies, Statler and Waldorf, will also be there to provide their signature commentary.

[09/01/09 - 10:19 AM]
Bio's Season Three Finale of 'I SurviveD...' Sets Record for Best Premiere Telecast in Network History
Season four of "I Survived..." will premiere this December.

[09/01/09 - 09:49 AM]
USA Makes History with Best Cable Summer Ever
USA spins the numbers for the summer of 2009.

[09/01/09 - 09:24 AM]
AMC Greenlights "Mad Men" for a Fourth Season
"It's been extremely gratifying to see the show develop in to such a pop-cultural phenomenon with such a passionate fan base," said AMC's Charlie Collier.

[09/01/09 - 08:38 AM]
Tyler Perry to Host the Tyler Perry Show, One-Hour Special Profiling His Latest Film, I Can Do Bad All by Myself
Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Gladys Knight and Pastor Marvin Winans to also appear on the special, airing Wednesday, September 9.

[09/01/09 - 08:36 AM]
August - Bravo's Best Month Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/01/09 - 07:01 AM]
Lifetime, Myspace and the Weinstein Company Launch Nationwide Models of the Runway Casting Challenge
The nationwide online casting competition will give one woman the opportunity to be selected as a model in an upcoming season of the Lifetime series.

[09/01/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1's Iconic Series 'Behind the Music' Is Back and Continues to Tell the Stories Behind the Fame
Lil Wayne, Pink, Bobby Brown, Bret Michaels, T.I. and 50 Cent will all be featured on the six-week event.

[09/01/09 - 05:01 AM]
VH1 Keeps Rockin' in Fall 2009 with All-New Music Extravaganzas, Documentaries, Specials and Returning Hit Series
"Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," "Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke," "I Want to Work for Diddy," "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew" and "Tough Love" are all due in the coming months.

[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.







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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
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[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
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