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[10/06/09 - 11:31 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #7 - Ads Pay the Bills

[10/06/09 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 6
Updates include: Lauren Graham in talks to join NBC's "Parenthood"; Kim Raver to recur on "Grey's Anatomy"; and Sheldon Turner is "Broken" for FX.

[10/06/09 - 02:46 PM]
Monday Night Football - Cable's All-Time Biggest Audience and ESPN's Highest Rating Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 02:20 PM]
ABC Outdelivers CBS by 2.8 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 01:40 PM]
USA Network Top Entertainment Network in Cable
USA spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 12:56 PM]
Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" Concert to Premiere on Epix
The show was filmed in Buenos Aires' River Plate Stadium, where she performed for 256,000 fans over four shows in two days.

[10/06/09 - 12:42 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 12:30 PM]
Food Network's 'Next Iron Chef' Premiere Highest-Rated, Most-Watched in Network History
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/06/09 - 11:27 AM]
Oscar(R) and Grammy Award-Winner Jennifer Hudson Returns to Her Hometown of Chicago in Her First Ever Holiday Music Special, "Jennifer Hudson: I'Ll Be Home for Christmas," Coming This December to Abc
"I can't wait to hear her take on Christmas classics as we discover what she loves about her hometown of Chicago," said the network's Vicki Dummer.

[10/06/09 - 11:23 AM]
CBS Orders Another Cycle of "Flashpoint"
The Eye will have a total of 22 episodes on deck for later this season.

[10/06/09 - 11:18 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of SepT. 28-OcT. 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 11:08 AM]
Diddy and His Dirty Money, Snoop, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Soulja Boy, Ludacris, Monica, Tiny & Toya ... Will Be in the Building Shutting Down the Atl for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Saturday, October 10, 2009
Mike Epps hosts this year's event, airing Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/09 - 10:33 AM]
ABC Finishes a Strong No. 2 to an Nfl-Overrun-Inflated FOX in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 10:31 AM]
FOX Achieves Earliest Fall Lead in Network's History
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 10:21 AM]
Spike TV and Tna Wrestling to Present Special Programming in October
"Global Impact 2" and "Super iMPACT!" to be featured on October 8 and 15, respectively.

[10/06/09 - 10:16 AM]
Live-Plus-7 Is Heaven for Cw
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[10/06/09 - 10:14 AM]
TV Land Loves 'Raymond'
The cable channel also lands the off-network rights to "Boston Legal," "Home Improvement" and "The Nanny."

[10/06/09 - 10:14 AM]
Nhk and Science Channel Partner on Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Co-Production to Film the Elusive Giant Squid, in Its Natural Habitat, for the Very First Time
Scheduled to air in 2012, the global production "will result in a multi-part special following the incredible technological and scientific effort required to find and film the giant squid."

[10/06/09 - 10:01 AM]
The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge - Weight Loss Resort and Spa - Opens in Majestic Southern Utah
The resort will "offer guests a comprehensive weight-loss experience that focuses on exercise, healthy nutrition and education," similar to the contestants on the show.

[10/06/09 - 09:59 AM]
Sunday Night Football 4 for 4 on Sunday Nights
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/06/09 - 09:26 AM]
The Big Bang Theory Builds on Its Lead-In for the Third Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 08:28 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Nick at Nite's Original Series, Glenn Martin, Dds
The series ranks as Nick at Nite's number-one program among persons 2+ with 2.1 million total viewers each week, in third quarter 2009.

[10/06/09 - 07:19 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pickups for "The Real Housewives of D.C." and "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Both series are due to premiere/return in 2010.

[10/06/09 - 07:04 AM]
BBC Unveils New Logo for New Doctor
The logo is the eleventh to have been used on screen in the show's history.

[10/06/09 - 06:32 AM]
Idol Gives Back Returns as Part of "American Idol"
The Emmy Award-winning television event returns during the Top 7 Results Show Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

[10/06/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 and DR. Drew Team Up Again for an Intimate Look at a Taboo Topic with 'Sex Rehab with DR. Drew'
Beginning Monday, October 26 fans can catch a sneak peek of the season's first episode on VH1.com - one week before the on-air premiere.

[10/06/09 - 05:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires Exclusive Cable Rights to Star-Studded Package of Ice Skating Specials from Disson Skating
The specials kick-off with the premiere of "Halloween on Ice," Friday, October 30 (8 p.m., ET/PT).

[10/06/09 - 12:01 AM]
Glee Rules the Itunes Charts with Astounding 1.1 Million Downloads
The series boasts 10 songs on the iTunes Top 200 to date.

[10/05/09 - 09:08 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #6 - Shows Rarely Change Networks

[10/05/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 5
Updates include: Danny Comden lands the single-camera comedy "The Intruders" at FOX.

[10/05/09 - 01:30 PM]
Cartoon Network Picks Up Additional Episodes of Dude, What Would Happen
The series has ranked #1 in its timeslot on all television - broadcast and cable - among boys 6-11.

[10/05/09 - 01:28 PM]
TBS Announces Telecast Schedule for Its Exclusive Coverage of the Mlb Division Series
The network will also have exclusive coverage of the Tigers/Twins tiebreaker tomorrow starting at 5:00/4:00c.

[10/05/09 - 01:27 PM]
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After - 2-Hour Special Premieres Sunday, October 18 at 9pm ET on History(Tm)
The two-hour premiere special presents "a behind-the-scenes look at the hours after JFK's assassination, from the never-before-seen perspective of his successor."

[10/05/09 - 01:25 PM]
Jfk: 3 Shots That Changed America - from Emmy Award Winning Producers of History's Special 102 Minutes That Changed America
The two-night event airs Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/05/09 - 12:27 PM]
Viewers to Program Lifetime Movie Network Through Special Pick-A-Flick Fridays Online Voting
The five choices for the first Lifetime Movie Network's Pick-A-Flick Fridays include "Maid of Honor," "The Last Trimester," "Cries in the Dark," "A Teacher's Crime" and "Double Cross."

[10/05/09 - 12:17 PM]
Bravo Announces Pick-Up of "Top Chef," Season Seven
Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on October 18.

[10/05/09 - 11:53 AM]
Sharpen Your Knives and Pencils as Acclaimed Chef Jean Novelli Opens His First U.S. School on "Chef Academy," a New Bravo Docu-Series Premiering Monday, November 16 at 11 PM ET/PT
Novelli will be joined by his pregnant fiancée, Michelle, and his executive chef and right hand man, Steve Kitchen.

[10/05/09 - 11:40 AM]
Open Casting Call for New FOX Comedy Pilot
Producers of Mark Brazill's comedy pilot, formerly known as "Rednecks & Romeos," are looking for various roles.

[10/05/09 - 11:24 AM]
Vampires, Vulcans and Villains Descend Upon the Greek Theatre for Spike TV's 4th Annual 'Scream'
The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

[10/05/09 - 11:11 AM]
ABC Family's "Greek" Tie-In Novels to Be Published by Harlequin
The debut title, DOUBLE DATE, by author Marsha Warner, will be published in May 2010.

[10/05/09 - 10:38 AM]
First Round of Performers Announced for "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards"
Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are all set to perform.

[10/05/09 - 10:36 AM]
It's Four-Play for Showtime with Californication Pick-Up
12 new episodes of Showtime's hit comedy series will premiere in 2010.

[10/05/09 - 10:33 AM]
The Original Monty Python's Flying Circus Comes to IFC Celebrating the Historic Comedy Troupe's 40th Anniversary
The rebroadcasts are timed with the network's premiere of "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)."

[10/05/09 - 10:31 AM]
Afv Opens Its 20th TV Season with Its Biggest Audience in Over 6 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/05/09 - 10:25 AM]
VH1 to Examine What It's Like to Be Both 'Broke and Famous'
The one-hour special "Broke and Famous: Willie Aames" premieres Thursday, November 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/05/09 - 10:22 AM]
Live Plus 7-Day Ratings Boosts the Premiere of "Survivor: Samoa" by More Than +1.1 Million Viewers and Gains +0.6 of a Rating Point in Adults 18-49
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 17.

[10/05/09 - 09:27 AM]
Reality's Liveliest Night Kicks Off with the "Househusbands of Hollywood" Reunion Special Followed by the Star-Studded "2009 FOX Reality Channel Really Awards" Hosted by Vivica A. FOX Saturday, October 17
Fox Reality Channel will unveil two new awards for the Reallys this year, including the Legend Award and the Innovator Award.

[10/05/09 - 09:03 AM]
MTV to Air Documentary Series "Gone Too Far"
Originally set to launch tonight, the Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein-hosted series will now bow Monday, October 12.

[10/05/09 - 08:47 AM]
Syfy Continues Ratings Roll as Stargate Universe Posts Best Stargate Franchise Premiere Performance in Four Years
Plus: Rhona Mitra has joined "Stargate Universe" for the final three episodes of season one.

[10/05/09 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America - All New U.S. Premiere Documentaries to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

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[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.

[10/08/15 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: The CW sees year-to-year growth with the return of "Arrow" and "Supernatural."

[10/08/15 - 08:34 AM]
The Long Anticipated Third Season of David Cross' "Todd Margaret" Returns to IFC on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins at 10 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 and All Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:28 AM]
"black-ish" Is the Night's Only Program to Post Week-to-Week Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:22 AM]
HBO Latin America to Launch New Streaming Service for Latin America and the Caribbean
The company plans to start deploying the service in markets throughout the region, beginning with a launch in Colombia by the end of the year.

[10/08/15 - 08:01 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Rings in the Holidays with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," Featuring Originals and Beloved Christmas Classics Round-the-Clock Beginning October 31
Said lineup includes "Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery," "The Christmas Note," "Magic Stocking" and "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow."