[wednesday, october 07, 2009]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[10/07/09 - 11:17 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #8 - You Are Not the Average TV Viewer

[10/07/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 7
Updates include: TNT orders a cast-contingent pilot for a small screen take on Tess Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli mystery novels.

[10/07/09 - 05:41 PM]
CBS Gives Full Season Orders to "Ncis: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife"
The pair are the top two new series of the 2009-2010 season.

[10/07/09 - 02:31 PM]
TBS Hits Homerun with Most Watched Mlb Tiebreaker Game Since 1998
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/09 - 12:36 PM]
Gina Gershon Leads Cast of 'Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted'
The two-part event airs Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/07/09 - 12:27 PM]
Rob Lowe and Lauren Holly Star in Lifetime Movie Network's 'Ann Rule's Too Late to Say Goodbye'
The original movie premieres Saturday, November 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/07/09 - 12:11 PM]
Jan "DR. G" Garavaglia Examines Shocking Cases That Shook the Forensic World in an All-New Discovery Health Special
Plus: DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER returns on Monday, October 26, at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/07/09 - 12:04 PM]
Syfy's 4-Hour Television Event Alice Set to Premiere December 6
Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Tim Curry, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Colm Meaney, Philip Winchester and Harry Dean Stanton co-star in the two-night mini-series.

[10/07/09 - 10:31 AM]
HBO Renews the New Comedy Series Bored to Death, Created by Jonathan Ames, for a Second Season
Production on the second season will begin in 2010.

[10/07/09 - 09:45 AM]
CBS Wins Third Consecutive Tuesday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/09 - 09:00 AM]
Peter Bart and Peter Guber Are "In the House" with Encore Channel
The show, the first original series to air on Encore, has a two season commitment.

[10/07/09 - 08:57 AM]
Bravo's New Fashion Competition Series "Launch My Line," Premieres Wednesday, December 2 at 11 PM ET/PT
The premiere will follow part one of the "Top Chef: Las Vegas" finale.

[10/07/09 - 08:33 AM]
Comic Legends Go Unplugged on Showtime(R)
Paul Provenza will host BEHIND THE GREEN ROOM DOOR, due in 2010 on the pay channel.

[10/07/09 - 06:12 AM]
Planet Green Greenlights Beekman Farm (Wt)
The 10-episode series is scheduled to premiere in late spring 2010.

[10/07/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Mythbusters" Co-Star Dan Tapster

[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."

  [october 2009]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."

[10/26/16 - 08:16 AM]
Cubs vs. Indians Delivers Best Metered Market Rating for Game 1 of the World Series Since 2009
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/26/16 - 07:47 AM]
2016 MTV EMAS Embraces Fans-First Innovation
The 2016 MTV EMAs are the first-ever awards show to launch a Facebook Messenger interactive bot to give fans an exclusive way to engage with the live show.

[10/26/16 - 07:02 AM]
National Geographic Goes "Further" - Company Announces Global Rebrand Extending Across Entire Organization
The rebrand will coincide with the global event series premiere of "Mars," the epic story of mankind's thrilling quest to colonize Mars, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, on Monday, November 14.