[tuesday, october 20, 2009]    
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[10/20/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 20
Updates include: Karyn Usher to import "Daylight Robbery" for FOX; Kyle Killen books "Midland" at said network; and Lucy Hale to topline "Pretty Little Liars" for ABC Family.

[10/20/09 - 03:14 PM]
Castle Lands Full Season, "Lie to Me" Gets More Scripts
Both series opened the fall with 13-episode commitments.

[10/20/09 - 03:13 PM]
CBS Adds Second Run of Nfl-Delayed "Three Rivers," "Cold Case"
A 75-minute NFL overrun pushed "Rivers's" start time to 10:15 PM ET.

[10/20/09 - 02:48 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football Wins the Night in Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 19.

[10/20/09 - 01:53 PM]
Vote Now to Choose the Nominees for the "36th Annual People's Choice Awards" to Be Broadcast Live, Wednesday, JaN. 6 on the CBS Television Network
Fans can vote in 31 categories, including Favorite Movie, Favorite TV Obsession and Favorite Breakout Artist.

[10/20/09 - 01:52 PM]
The Music of Santana Will Be Featured Exclusively Throughout the NoV. 8 Episode of "Cold Case," on the CBS Television Network
Some of the songs included in the episode are "Oye Como Va," "Everything's Coming Our Way" and "Evil Ways," among others.

[10/20/09 - 01:27 PM]
Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman Named Oscar(R) Telecast Producers for "The 82nd Annual Academy Awards," Airing March 7, 2010 on Abc
This will be the first major Oscar show involvement for both men.

[10/20/09 - 12:54 PM]
We TV Names John Miller Senior Vice President, Original Productions & Development
Most recently, Miller was executive vice president of television at The Weinstein Company.

[10/20/09 - 12:49 PM]
Comedy Central(R) and Twentieth Television Reach Agreement for Syndication Basic Cable Rights to FX Comedy Series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Beginning in Summer 2010
Following the limited summer 2010 window, the series with settle into its long-term, multi-year run in January 2011.

[10/20/09 - 12:47 PM]
The CW Posts Double-Digit Gains Versus a Year Ago
The CW spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 11:44 AM]
TNT's "The Closer" to Return on December 7
The three-week stunt will lead into newcomer "Men of a Certain Age" at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/09 - 11:28 AM]
CBS's 2009-2010 Winning Streak Continues
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 11:01 AM]
Epix Unites All-Star Cast for Sam Kinison Tribute
The special, due in February, features interviews and performances by Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, Ice-T and Denis Leary.

[10/20/09 - 10:50 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of OcT. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 10:42 AM]
ABC Takes Second in Total Viewers and Across Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 10:33 AM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 2nd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 19.

[10/20/09 - 09:49 AM]
Alcs Baseball Leads Pennant-Worthy Week for Fox!
FOX spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 09:37 AM]
Accidentally on Purpose Delivers Highest Adult 18-49 and Adult 18-34 Ratings of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 19.

[10/20/09 - 07:13 AM]
NBC Partners with Health and Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels to Rid Families of Their Excuses and Empower Them to Transform Their Lives in a New Life-Changing Series "Losing It with Jillian"
The series will feature Michaels "as she helps unhealthy families to move off their collective couches and put their lives back on more rewarding tracks."

[10/20/09 - 07:04 AM]
ESPN Logs Best Month Ever Across Multiple Platforms in September
ESPN spins the numbers for the month of September.

[10/20/09 - 06:53 AM]
A&E Presents New Real-Life Series "Steven Seagal Lawman"
The series will launch Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[10/20/09 - 06:37 AM]
Cast Versions of "Bust a Move," "Sweet Caroline" and "Thong Song" Among Songs Featured in "Glee" Wednesday, October 21, on Fox
All of the songs featured this season are available for purchase via all digital service providers.

[10/20/09 - 06:09 AM]
So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 Dancers Revealed Wednesday, October 21, on Fox
FOX details the upcoming episodes of the reality competition series.

[10/20/09 - 06:01 AM]
Professional Matchmaker Steve Ward Returns to VH1 to Help a New Set of Women Find MR. Right
"VH1 Tough Love" will now return Sunday, November 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/20/09 - 12:16 AM]
Interview: "Ghost Lab" Executive Producer Al Lagarde

[10/19/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 19
Updates include: Wilmer Valderrama to play Cesar Millan for FOX; Samuel L. Jackson to produce two new projects; and Sam Laybourne checks into "Rehab" for FOX.

[10/19/09 - 02:16 PM]
Sunday Night Football Goes Six for Six
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/09 - 12:44 PM]
Arrested Development Coming to Ifc
The network will air repeats of the critically acclaimed series on Sundays and Tuesdays beginning October 25.

[10/19/09 - 12:22 PM]
Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers Blasts Off with Record Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/09 - 11:22 AM]
Fans Continue to Vote for Favorite Breakthrough Artist in 6th Annual T-Mobile Award for the "2009 American Music Awards," Live, November 22 on Abc
This week fans can vote from among two names in the Country and Rap/Hip-Hop categories.

[10/19/09 - 11:21 AM]
Jay-Z to Perform at 37th Annual "American Music Awards," November 22 on Abc
Jay-Z will join the previously announced Alicia Keys in a special collaborative act.

[10/19/09 - 11:20 AM]
Dave Matthews to Join Kenny Chesney in Performance on "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards"
The event, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, November 11.

[10/19/09 - 11:19 AM]
Sky-Writing Campaign Paves Way for "V"
Beginning October 23 through November 3, the Visitors from "V" will mark the sky with their distinctive red "V" over several U.S. landmarks.

[10/19/09 - 11:18 AM]
Celebrity Chefs Rocco Dispirito, Sandra Lee and Art Smith Put Down Their Knives and Put on Their Hard Hats for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
The trio will appear in the show's October 25 installment to build a new kitchen.

[10/19/09 - 10:31 AM]
Second Week Live Plus 7-Day Dvr Playback Sees 14 CBS Series Gaining More Than One Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/19/09 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Outdraws FOX's Sunday Lineup by 4.0 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Little People, Big World" Executive Producer Jeff Weaver

[10/17/09 - 08:54 AM]
Ugly Betty Improves Its Time Period
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 16.

[10/16/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 16
Updates include: Paige Turco, Barry Bostwick head to NBC's "Mountain"; the Kings to go solo on CBS's "The Good Wife"; and Teri Weinberg, Julia Franz book projects.

[10/16/09 - 02:59 PM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" in Total Viewers 16 Weeks in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 5-9.

[10/16/09 - 02:30 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of OcT. 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 5-9.

[10/16/09 - 11:56 AM]
MTV Enters the Dramatic World of Fashion When Its New Series "Styl'D" Premieres Sunday, November 1 at 10pm ET/PT
The series follows five junior stylists as they embark on the experience of their lives working for the senior stylists for the Margaret Maldonado Agency.

[10/16/09 - 11:04 AM]
CBS Continues Its Late Night Momentum
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 5-9.

[10/16/09 - 10:50 AM]
Charles Schulz' Animated Classic Halloween Special, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," Airs Wednesday, October 28 on Abc
This program replaces the episode of "Hank" which had been scheduled.

[10/16/09 - 10:44 AM]
VH1 Joins Forces with Diddy Once Again to Find His Next Personal Assistant
"I Want to Work For Diddy 2" premieres Monday, November 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/16/09 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 15.

[10/16/09 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Wins 4 Straight Thursdays - Flashforward and Private Practice Grow
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 15.

[10/16/09 - 06:21 AM]
Springfield Or Bust! a New Neighbor Is Coming to Town with "The Simpsons" Character Contest
The winning entry, selected by THE SIMPSONS producers, will be animated into an episode of THE SIMPSONS in January 2010.

[10/16/09 - 06:02 AM]
VH1 and DosomethinG.org Rank 'Top 20 Celebs Gone Good'
Premiering Thursday, November 19 at 8:00/7:00c, the special will boast original interviews with the ranked celebrities, comedians and cause-leaders.

[10/16/09 - 06:01 AM]
Lions, Tigers and Bears Are Just the Beginning with Spring 2010 Launch of New Cable Network Nat Geo Wild
The new network will take over for Fox Cable Networks' Fox Reality Channel.

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[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.

[10/20/16 - 12:27 PM]
BBC America Debuts New Original Co-Production "Undercover" with Two-Night Premiere Event in November
Look for said event on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:47 AM]
TLC's "Little People, Big World" Returns with the Roloffs Facing a Whole New Reality
Season 12 rolls out Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[10/20/16 - 11:45 AM]
GSN Adds "Wheel of Fortune" to Daytime Schedule Beginning Monday, October 24
In addition, GSN Games has launched Wheel of Fortune(R) Slots: The Ultimate Collection, a new mobile app bringing together a variety of stunning Wheel of Fortune-themed slots games and authentic elements from the TV show.

[10/20/16 - 11:14 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Season of Hit Series "Wahlburgers" November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes on Wednesday nights beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:04 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Announces 8 Returning Chefs Vying for Redemption on the New Season Premiering Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10PM ET/PT
It's the ultimate challenge of old blood versus new, on the Emmy and James Beard Award winning series, as the chefs head to Charleston to battle it out alongside eight talented "Top Chef" newcomers.

[10/20/16 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Orders "Salvation," A New Event Series for Broadcast in Summer 2017
A suspense thriller, the series centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery - that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

[10/20/16 - 09:07 AM]
Rise and 'Shine... Discovery's "Moonshiners" Returns Tuesday, November 15 at 9PM ET/PT
This season these master whiskey makers are putting everything on the line to evolve their craft and take their handmade liquor to the next level.

[10/20/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet leads the night with its coverage of The Third Presidential Debate.

[10/20/16 - 08:33 AM]
Award-Winning Comedian Ricky Gervais Brings Brent Back! David Brent: Life on the Road Premieres on Netflix February 10, 2017
Directed, written and produced by award-winning, comedic genius Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2's mockumentary "The Office."

[10/20/16 - 07:48 AM]
"Outrageous Acts of Science" Returns to Science Channel for an All New Season October 26 at 9PM
The all-new episodes show mind-blowing displays of science in action while counting down the week's Top 20 videos.

[10/20/16 - 07:35 AM]
OneRepublic to Rock Rotterdam at the 2016 MTV EMAs
The multi-platinum pop-rock quintet will join host Bebe Rehxa and previously-announced performers Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson on stage.

[10/20/16 - 07:14 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 2 Slays Records as the Most Viewed Season of a Logo Original Series to Date
Plus: look for a reunion special on October 27 and "Season 6 RuVealed" on November 3.