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[10/01/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 1
Updates include: NBC cuts "Day One" to mini-series; ABC Family orders two pilots; and J.J. Abrams lands another project, this time at NBC.

[10/01/09 - 04:28 PM]
5.3 Million Viewers Tune in to See Kimbo Slice-Roy Nelson Fight on 'The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights' on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/01/09 - 01:22 PM]
Tune-In to Spike TV on Thursday, October 1 at 11:00 PM as 'The Ultimate Spike Girl' Is Crowned
Stacy Keibler hosts the special, the winner of which receives a talent contract to host events around the world for Spike.com.

[10/01/09 - 01:09 PM]
Bravo Announces Three Docu-Series in Development with Network Favorites
"The Real Housewives of New York City's" Bethenny Frankel, "Project Runway's" Christian Siriano and "Top Chef's" Fabio Viviani are among the featured personalities.

[10/01/09 - 12:39 PM]
Building Week-To-Week, America's Next Top Model Sashays to Season Highs in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/01/09 - 12:38 PM]
CBS and Its New Medical Series "Three Rivers" Partner with Donate Life America
Among the joint marketing initiatives are a "CBS Cares" PSA, digital ads in DMVs throughout the country, the mass distribution of Donate Life awareness bracelets, and social networking outreach.

[10/01/09 - 11:28 AM]
Dancing with the Stars Announces Upcoming Performers for Season 9's Results Shows, Tuesdays at 9:00 PM on Abc
Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat and Michael Bublé will perform in upcoming episodes.

[10/01/09 - 11:27 AM]
Shark Tank Stays Strong in New Time Slot
In just seven weeks, the "Sharks" have invested over $2.9 million dollars.

[10/01/09 - 10:54 AM]
Tune in to the Premiere of BET's New Late Night Talk Show 'The Mo'Nique Show' on Monday, October 5 at 11:00 P.M.*
Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Queen Latifah and R&B group Bel Biv DeVoe are among the initial guests.

[10/01/09 - 10:45 AM]
On Premiere Week, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws Its Largest Weekly Audience Since March and Best Adults 18-49 Performance in 3 Months
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 21-25.

[10/01/09 - 09:29 AM]
FX Orders Two New Drama Series
"Terriers" and "Lights Out" join recent pickups "Lawman," "The League," "Archer" and "Louie."

[10/01/09 - 09:04 AM]
TLC Statement on "Kate Plus Eight"
Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.

[10/01/09 - 08:51 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Freshman 8-10pm Comedy Block Delivers
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/01/09 - 08:44 AM]
Banner Premiere Week for CBS Late Night
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 21-25.

[10/01/09 - 08:11 AM]
Dvr Spells Omg Ratings for Cw
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of September 7-13.

[10/01/09 - 07:47 AM]
Top Third Quarter for ESPN Networks - Four Nets Combine for Biggest Audience Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[10/01/09 - 07:44 AM]
Discovering Ardi a Discovery Channel Exclusive, World Premiere Special and Companion Website Documents the Research Behind Breaking News About Human Evolution
Mike Rowe narrates the two-hour special, airing Sunday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/01/09 - 07:38 AM]
Syfy Announces First-Ever Partnership with Hershey, Launching with 31 Days of Halloween, Followed by Second Season of Smash Hit Warehouse 13 in 2010
"31 Days of Halloween" programming includes "Stargate Universe," "Scare Tactics," "Ghost Hunters" and "Destination Truth."

[10/01/09 - 07:01 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere Provocative Documentary from Academy Award(R) Winner Barry Levinson About the Collision and Collusion Between Politics, Hollywood and the Media
The 90-minute documentary will premiere on SHOWTIME Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM ET/PT.

[10/01/09 - 12:37 AM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #4 - Genre Doesn't Matter Either

[10/01/09 - 12:30 AM]
Interview: "Private Practice" Executive Producer Betsy Beers

[09/30/09 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 30
Updates include: CBS plans "Criminal Minds" spin-off; Reiko Aylesworth joins FX's "Damages"; and Kathy Najimy to guest on "Desperate Housewives."

[09/30/09 - 03:20 PM]
Syfy Rolls Out Unprecedented Plan to Connect with Viewers in Person, on SyfY.com, on Twitter, and Via Facebook
The first digital-social event kicks off Friday, October 2 in support of the highly anticipated series, "Stargate Universe."

[09/30/09 - 12:50 PM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Snapped" Returns with All New Episodes This Sunday, October 4 at 10pm ET/PT
Originally set for this Thursday, the veteran series will now return on Sunday, October 4.

[09/30/09 - 11:11 AM]
ABC Outdraws NBC and FOX on Tuesday in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[09/30/09 - 11:09 AM]
ABC Dominates Premiere Week with Upscale High-Income Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[09/30/09 - 11:02 AM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football: Cable's Biggest Audience of 2009 for 3rd Straight Week
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[09/30/09 - 10:40 AM]
NBC Joins Dreamworks Animation to Air Two All-New Family-Friendly Holiday Specials Based on Blockbuster Animated Films, 'Monsters VS. Aliens' and 'Madagascar'
The first, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space," is set to air on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/30/09 - 10:28 AM]
The Rock Returns to Wwe to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Smackdown on MynetworkTV
The anniversay special airs this Friday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/30/09 - 10:04 AM]
CBS Dominates Tuesday for the Second Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[09/30/09 - 10:01 AM]
Syfy Launches First Phase of Innovative Caprica Marketing Campaign with Screenings at Prestigious Film Festivals in San Diego, Woodstock and Austin
The "Battlestar Galactica" prequel launches Friday, January 22.

[09/30/09 - 09:15 AM]
HGTV Breaks Records for Ratings for Month, Third Quarter and Season
HGTV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/30/09 - 06:33 AM]
Matt Leblanc Makes Friends of Showtime & BBC in Sitcom Satire
The single-camera comedy revolves around "a British couple whose hit UK show is turned into a dumbed-down American sit-com starring LeBlanc (as himself)."

[09/30/09 - 12:02 AM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #3 - Time Period Doesn't Matter

[09/30/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Mercy" Creator Liz Heldens & Star Taylor Schilling

[09/29/09 - 06:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 29
Updates include: TLC orders "BBQ Pit Masters"; Barry Sonnenfeld inks a first-look deal with ABC; and Craig Wright, Mark Burnett team for scripted drama at CBS.

[09/29/09 - 02:41 PM]
3q09 Ranks as Soapnet's Most-Watched Quarter Ever in Total Viewers
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 02:35 PM]
TruTV Scores Best Quarter Ever with Tremendous Growth Among Key Demos
truTV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 02:32 PM]
Adult Swim Adds 3rd Quarter '09 as Basic Cable's #1 Ranking Network for Total Day Delivery of Adults & Men 18-34, 18-24
Cartoon Network spins its Adult Swim numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 01:56 PM]
USA Delivers Best 3q Ever on Cable with Lucky #13
USA spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 01:11 PM]
NBC Introduces New Family-Friendly Game Show 'Perfect 10'
"'Perfect 10' features easy-to-replicate challenges that the audience can play and practice at home," said NBC's Paul Telegdy.

[09/29/09 - 01:06 PM]
Maury "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" Kick Off the 2009-10 Season with Strong Ratings Gains
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[09/29/09 - 12:55 PM]
3q09 Becomes ABC Family's Most-Watched 3q Ever in Prime in Total Viewers and Across All Target 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 12:51 PM]
The Bang Gets Louder!
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[09/29/09 - 12:51 PM]
A&E Finishes Best September in Network History Posting Double-Digit Viewer Growth
A&E spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 12:49 PM]
The Prince & Me: Holiday Honeymoon Makes Its Television Premiere on ABC Family Sunday, November 8
Kam Heskin and Chris Geere topline the film, based on the feature of the same name.

[09/29/09 - 11:43 AM]
Fueled by Brand Evolution, Syfy Posts Most Watched Third Quarter in 17-Year History
Syfy spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 11:31 AM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net, Beating CBS by 2.5 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[09/29/09 - 11:27 AM]
BET Premieres the Brand New Docu-Series 'First In' on Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 P.M.* and New Game Show 'Pay It Off' on Friday, October 2 at 10:00 P.M.*
"First In" follows "the lives of Compton's firefighters and paramedics as they try to balance the high stress of a gruesome 24-hour work schedule and family life."

[09/29/09 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Wins Premiere Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.







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[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
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