[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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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[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.