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[10/08/09 - 11:47 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #9 - Most Shows Lose 25% of Their Debut Audience

[10/08/09 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 8
Updates include: Tom Welling has "Cheer" for The CW; CBS moves forward with its "Hawaii Five-O" update; and Ellen Page to co-write a new comedy for HBO.

[10/08/09 - 03:59 PM]
NBC Axes "Southland"
NBC has canceled its police drama "Southland" - two weeks before it was scheduled to return.

[10/08/09 - 03:32 PM]
Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters 10/6 and 10/7 Premieres Pull Strong Ratings Among Men
Discovery spins the numbers for October 6-7.

[10/08/09 - 03:22 PM]
ABC Gives Wednesday Trio Back Nine
"The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" have all landed full season orders.

[10/08/09 - 01:46 PM]
TBS Opens 2009 Mlb Postseason with Biggest Audience Since 2005
TBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/09 - 01:40 PM]
Discovery Channel's Mythbusters Tapped for H1n1 Psa Campaign
The PSA will air on Discovery Channel from October 12 through November 8.

[10/08/09 - 01:33 PM]
MTV Gets Freaky on Friday with Halloween Thriller "My Super Psycho Sweet 16"
As previously reported, the film bows Friday, October 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/08/09 - 11:38 AM]
Conan O'Brien Wins the Late-Night Week of SepT. 28-OcT. 2 in 18-49 Over All Cable and Broadcast Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/09 - 10:37 AM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" in Total Viewers 15 Weeks in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/09 - 10:09 AM]
ABC's Freshman Comedy Block Finishes No. 1 from 8-10pm in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/09 - 10:04 AM]
Late Show Wins Again in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/09 - 09:54 AM]
Exclusive: FOX Adds Original "Brothers" This Sunday
"Lenny," an original episode featuring guest stars Mike Tyson, Lenny Clark and Tichina Arnold, will air Sunday, October 11 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/08/09 - 09:42 AM]
Criminal Minds, the Number One Show of the Night, Outdelivers ABC's Comedies and FOX's "Glee" in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/09 - 07:01 AM]
Showtime to Launch Exclusive Animated Webisodes Based on Its Emmy(R)-Nominated Original Series "Dexter"
The 12-part series told in four, one to two minute chapters, will premiere on Sunday, October 25 on www.sho.com.

[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.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
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Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
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[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.