[tuesday, september 22, 2009]    
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[09/22/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 22
Updates include: Jon Turteltaub sticks with CBS Television Studios; while Sony Pictures Television books scripts at CBS and ABC.

[09/22/09 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football: Cable's Biggest Audience of 2009 for 2nd Straight Week
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 21.

[09/22/09 - 03:19 PM]
FX's Damages Summons New Cast Members for Third Season
Campbell Scott and Martin Short sign on as series regulars and Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine take on guest starring roles.

[09/22/09 - 01:22 PM]
MTV Serves Up Laughs with Two All New Comedies 'Popzilla' and 'Disaster Date' Premiering Monday September 28
The half-hour series will air back-to-back starting at 6:00/5:00c.

[09/22/09 - 01:14 PM]
Discovery Channel Tackles Unexplained Phenomena with All-New Series Ghost Lab to Premiere October 6
The 13-part series is set to launch on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/22/09 - 01:12 PM]
Supernatural Spirits Afflict Victims Through Paranormal Pets in Animal Planet's Eerie New Series, the Haunted
The 10-part series will roll out on Friday, November 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/22/09 - 12:37 PM]
Bill Condon to Direct Pilot Episode of Showtime Comedy Series the C Word
The pilot stars Linney as "a suburban wife and mother who is recently diagnosed with cancer and is forced to deal with the emotional ups and downs and face reality yet also find the light side of a dark situation."

[09/22/09 - 12:35 PM]
USA Continues to Dominate
USA spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[09/22/09 - 11:13 AM]
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, the Premiere of "Survivor: Samoa" and the Finale of "Big Brother" Lead CBS in Final Week of Television Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[09/22/09 - 10:28 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Emerges as Monday's Most-Watched TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 21.

[09/22/09 - 10:18 AM]
NBC Takes the Week of SepT. 14-20 in 18-49 with Winning Results from NFL Football, 'Biggest Loser,' 'Talent,' 'Community' and 'Jay Leno'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[09/22/09 - 10:13 AM]
CBS Opens the New Season with a Big Bang "The Big Bang Theory" Premieres with Its Largest Audience Ever and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/22/09 - 09:22 AM]
Spike Presents New Original Online Show 'The Ultimate Fighter: The Aftermath'
UFC president Dana White will be on hand for the premiere episode, starting today.

[09/22/09 - 09:15 AM]
Record 24.8 Million Watch Giants-Cowboys on "Sunday Night Football"
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 20.

[09/22/09 - 07:35 AM]
Investigation Discovery Announces Fall Programming Slate Featuring Amazing Stories at the Heart of Investigations
ID's programming is highlighted by the second season of THE SHIFT, which in last season's finale ranked as the #1 telecast for a network original series.

[09/22/09 - 05:18 AM]
The Bitch Is Back!! Heather Locklear to Reprise Her Role as Amanda Woodward on the CW's "Melrose Place" Beginning Tuesday November 17
"Heather's involvement in the show is something we've been working on for some time as we couldn't imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character's inclusion," said Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer.

[09/22/09 - 12:41 AM]
Interview: "The Naughty Kitchen" Star Blythe Beck

[09/22/09 - 12:40 AM]
Interview: "90210" Executive Producer Rebecca Sinclair

[09/21/09 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 21
Updates include: John Glenn is "Fallen" for FOX; and Michael Fresco to direct FOX's "Keep Hope Alive."

[09/21/09 - 06:13 PM]
Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Committee and Massachusetts Congressman in Tonight's '10 @ 10' on NBC's 'The Jay Leno Show'
He answers questions such as "In 15-seconds, can you name the last 10 U.S. Presidents?" and "If you could have a super power, what would it be?"

[09/21/09 - 03:57 PM]
Syfy's 'Eureka' Delivers Best Season Ever
Syfy spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/21/09 - 02:07 PM]
FX Sets Opening Day for the League on October 29th
Plus: "Archer" and "Louie" will debut in January and the first quarter of 2010, respectively.

[09/21/09 - 01:50 PM]
FOX Sings Praises of "Glee" with Full-Season Pickup
"The response we've received to GLEE has been remarkable," said FOX's Kevin Reilly. "It's already got the makings of a cultural phenomenon."

[09/21/09 - 01:11 PM]
AMC Makes History as the First Cable Network to Win Back-To-Back Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama
The most Emmy-nominated basic cable network, AMC received a total of three Awards.

[09/21/09 - 11:40 AM]
Lionsgate's(R) Mad Men Strikes Emmy(R) Gold with Second Consecutive Wins for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing
"We're privileged to be working with brilliantly talented teams led by Matt Weiner and Jenji Kohan and extremely honored by this recognition from the TV Academy," said the company's Kevin Beggs.

[09/21/09 - 11:38 AM]
Only Cbs! 4 Different Awards 4 Different Academies 4 Different Producers All Grew Audience This Year on Cbs
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/21/09 - 11:37 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Captures 13 Emmy Awards
After receiving previous nominations for their characters, Michael Emerson and Kristin Chenoweth became Emmy Award winners at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented Sunday night.

[09/21/09 - 11:25 AM]
CBS Bumps New "Three Rivers" Pilot, Second Episode to Air First
The show's second episode, "Place of Life," will now serve as its premiere on Sunday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/21/09 - 11:02 AM]
The American Cinematheque Award Comes to ABC with "Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute"
The presentation takes place Saturday, March 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel's International Ballroom in Beverly Hills and will air as a special at a later date.

[09/21/09 - 10:23 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Wins Three Big Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Long-Time Favorites 'The Daily Show' and 'South Park'
Already a three-time Emmy-winner (with nine nominations), "South Park" received its fourth Emmy.

[09/21/09 - 10:19 AM]
NBC.com Gives Viewers a Chance to Play Catch-Up Before the Season Premieres of NBC's 'Southland' and 'Chuck'
As an extra bonus, NBC.com is also allowing viewers to get "up-to-date" by streaming current season episodes of "SNL Weekend Update Thursday" and "Saturday Night Live."

[09/21/09 - 09:59 AM]
CBS's Broadcast of the "61st Primetime Emmy Awards" Posts Across-The-Board Increases Over Last Year'S
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 20.

[09/21/09 - 09:50 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "House: Season Six" (FOX)

[09/21/09 - 08:57 AM]
Television Gets a Double Dose of Drama as MTV's Hit Series 'The Hills' and 'The City' Move to Tuesday Nights
Each series will return with 10 new episodes.

[09/21/09 - 08:31 AM]
Giants-Cowboys Delivers Best "Sunday Night Football" Overnight Rating Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 20.

[09/21/09 - 06:16 AM]
Epix Announces Initiative to Build Largest Library of Movies Online
EPIX Megaplex will "surpass the number of online movies available from any streaming offering."

[09/21/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Castle" Creator Andrew W. Marlowe

[09/21/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Csi: Miami" Executive Producer Ann Donahue

[09/20/09 - 11:27 PM]
NBC Wins 16 Total Emmys at 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
"All of us at the company are extremely proud of NBC Universal's Emmy winners who were recognized tonight," said NBC's Marc Graboff.

[09/20/09 - 11:04 PM]
The 61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Winners
"30 Rock" and "Mad Men" take home top series honors while HBO leads all networks with 16 wins.

[09/19/09 - 10:36 AM]
NBC Primetime Ratings Results for SepT. 18, 2009
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 18.

[09/18/09 - 06:03 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 18
Updates include: Neil Jordan to follow the Borgia clan for Showtime; John McNamara to run USA's "In Plain Sight"; and Thora Birch and Nancy Travis to take Lifetime's "Pregnancy Pact."

[09/18/09 - 03:18 PM]
CW Viewers Remain Under the Vampires' Spell
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, September 17.

[09/18/09 - 03:15 PM]
The Premiere of "Survivor: Samoa" to Be Rebroadcast Saturday, September 19, 8:00-9:00 Pm, ET/PT on Cbs
SURVIVOR: SAMOA debuted with time period wins in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

[09/18/09 - 03:12 PM]
Oscar Winner Mel Gibson Joins Jay Leno for a '10 @ 10' Segment on Tonight's 'The Jay Leno Show' on Nbc
Signing on from 30 Rock in New York City, Gibson will answer questions like, "Where do you keep your Academy Awards?" and "Do you read the tabloids?"

[09/18/09 - 02:03 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Is No. 1 Cable Entertainment Telecast for Third Consecutive Week
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, September 17.

[09/18/09 - 10:19 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season Seven" (HBO)

[09/18/09 - 10:14 AM]
NBC Primetime Ratings Results for SepT. 17, 2009
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 17.

[09/18/09 - 10:11 AM]
The Premiere of the 19th Edition of "Survivor" Wins Its Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 17.

[09/18/09 - 06:05 AM]
Grammy(R) Award-Nominated Billy Ray Cyrus Stars in "Christmas in Canaan," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Which Has Begun Production for Air in 2009 on Hallmark Channel
The film revolves around "the unlikely friendship that develops between two boys - one white and one black -- in 1960s Texas, and how they bond over concern for a wounded puppy."

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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[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.