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[09/03/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 3
Updates include: Matt Nix brings "Jack & Dan" to FOX; Hank Steinberg to import "Prime Suspect" for NBC; and Bret Harrison returns to comedy for CBS.

[09/03/09 - 02:28 PM]
Ghost Hunters Continues Ratings Success
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/09 - 01:07 PM]
Exploding Water Heaters, Duct Tape and Bullets, Oh My! Mythbusters Continues Its 7th Season with All-New Fall Premieres Wednesdays at 9 PM Beginning October 7
Since the series launched, the team has "tested more than 700 myths, conducted nearly 2,300 experiments, set off 711 explosions and destroyed 104 vehicles."

[09/03/09 - 12:21 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live Is Up Week to Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/09 - 12:20 PM]
ABC Wins Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/09 - 12:19 PM]
Shark Tank Continues to Attack the Competition
ABC spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/09 - 11:12 AM]
Late Show Tops "The Tonight Show" for the 8th Consecutive Week
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/09 - 11:11 AM]
Conan O'Brien Dominates All Broadcast and Cable Competition in 18-49 for the Week of AuG. 24-28, Scoring His Biggest Win Over 'Late Show' Since June
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/09 - 10:41 AM]
New Fall Season of "So You Think You Can Dance" Kicks Off with Auditions Wednesday, September 9, on Fox
The network releases its schedule for the first nine weeks of the new season.

[09/03/09 - 10:13 AM]
Deal Or No Deal Heads Into Second Season in National Syndication on September 7
The new season will include a week of shows with Superstar Dolph Ziggler and Divas Eve and Maria from World Wrestling Entertainment.

[09/03/09 - 10:10 AM]
The "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Gives Fans a Voice in Selecting the "Breakthrough Performances of the Year," Sponsored by Vaseline(R) Sheer Infusiontm with Stratys-3tm
The Breakthrough Performance of the Year, as chosen by television fans on TV.com, will be announced at the end of the telecast.

[09/03/09 - 09:37 AM]
BET Names Actor/Comedian Mike Epps as Host for the Fourth Annual 'BET Hip Hop Awards '09' Premiering on Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 PM*
Additional performers, nominees and show talent will be announced later next month.

[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."







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[08/25/16 - 09:00 AM]
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[08/25/16 - 08:03 AM]
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