[thursday, october 22, 2009]    
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[10/22/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 22
Updates include: Sarah Shahi is "Facing Kate" for USA; Colin Egglesfield and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz to depart "Melrose Place"; and 3 Ball Productions books "Obese" at ABC.

[10/22/09 - 05:51 PM]
The CW's November Sweep Highlights: Vampires, Witches, Lady Gaga, Leighton Meester's New Single and the Return of Heather Locklear
The CW details its November sweeps highlights (SPOILERS!).

[10/22/09 - 03:42 PM]
USA Network to Debut New Original Series "White Collar" with Limited Commercials Exclusively Presented by Ford and Ketel One Vodka(R)
The partnership will also include in-show integration in the second half of the season, set to air in January.

[10/22/09 - 02:40 PM]
Syfy's Ghost Hunters Hits Season Highs!
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 21.

[10/22/09 - 02:13 PM]
TruTV Books Trio of A. Smith & CO. Series
"Surprise Inspection," "Full Throttle Saloon" and "Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura" will all premiere in the coming weeks.

[10/22/09 - 01:54 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of OcT. 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 12-16.

[10/22/09 - 12:58 PM]
G4 Presents the Latest Craze in Alternative Sports with the Premiere of the "Barclaycard World Freerun Championships 2009"
The two-hour event airs Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/22/09 - 11:19 AM]
Lifetime Sends "Rita Rocks" to Mondays
Back-to-back original episodes will fill the 10:00/9:00c hour from October 26 through December 7.

[10/22/09 - 11:17 AM]
Best of the Decade Films to Be Revealed on "At the Movies"
For 10 consecutive weeks, from October 24-December 26, co-hosts A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips will each reveal "a film that falls into this unprecedented category."

[10/22/09 - 11:16 AM]
Live! with Regis and Kelly Hits the Road for Las Vegas, Broadcasting from Encore at Wynn Las Vegas the Week of November 23, 2009
The November trip will mark "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly's" first return to Las Vegas in nine years.

[10/22/09 - 11:10 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws Its Largest Audience Since Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 12-16.

[10/22/09 - 10:14 AM]
Late Show Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Third Time in the Last Four Weeks
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 12-16.

[10/22/09 - 10:10 AM]
Hank Sees Week-To-Week Increases in Adults 18-34 and Key Men
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 21.

[10/22/09 - 10:00 AM]
Criminal Minds Is Wednesday Top Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 21.

[10/22/09 - 09:22 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pick Up for Second Season of "Top Chef Masters"
Plus: "Top Chef" series judge Gail Simmons will also serve as a judge this season on "Top Chef Masters."

[10/22/09 - 06:37 AM]
Jesse Metcalfe Stars in 'Fairfield Road,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Which Has Begun Production in Toronto
He'll play "a Boston-based political strategist on a fast-track career whose life takes a dramatic turn when in 24 hours he loses his current job."

[10/22/09 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "The Jeff Dunham Show" Star Jeff Dunham

[10/21/09 - 09:02 PM]
So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 Finalists Revealed
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[10/21/09 - 08:49 PM]
Exclusive: FOX to Bench Friday Sweeps Lineup for Repeats
Repeats of "House" and "Bones" will take over for "Brothers," "'Til Death" and "Dollhouse" during the key ratings period.

[10/21/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 21
Updates include: Marc Guggenheim to exit "FlashForward"; Judy Greer to be "Stupid" for ABC; and newcomers land "Boyfred" at the Alphabet.

[10/21/09 - 05:39 PM]
Your All-Access Hall Pass to Everything "Glee" Arrives Exclusively on DVD December 29
The four-disc set features the first 13 episodes, including the "director's cut" of the pilot.

[10/21/09 - 03:28 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Lineup Scores Big
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 20.

[10/21/09 - 12:57 PM]
Strange Sex Debuts on Discovery Health
The one-hour special airs Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/21/09 - 11:15 AM]
The CW Extends "Vampire Diaries," "Melrose Place"
The netlet has issued a full season order to "Diaries" while "Melrose" is getting five additional installments.

[10/21/09 - 10:12 AM]
GSN Unveils New Original Series, "Carnie Wilson: Unstapled," Examining Carnie Wilson's Life and Career, Premiering in January 2010
Wilson also just returned to host the second season of GSN's hit series, THE NEWLYWED GAME last week, on October 12.

[10/21/09 - 09:43 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Fifth Straight Week and in Adults 18-49 for the Fourth Time
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 20.

[10/21/09 - 09:28 AM]
Grammy(R) Award-Winning Superstars the Black Eyed Peas Will Be the Sole Musical Guest on "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show"
The one-hour special airs Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00/9:00c on CBS.

[10/21/09 - 08:36 AM]
Shark Tank Finale Jumps to Series Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 20.

[10/21/09 - 08:31 AM]
Food Network's Sandra Lee Celebrates the Holidays with HgTV
The four specials air on consecutive Saturdays beginning Saturday, November 28 at 8:00/7:00c.

[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.

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[10/07/15 - 01:26 PM]
"Please Like Me" Available on Hulu Starting October 11
The first two seasons will be available to stream, giving subscribers the chance to catch up on the hilariously dark world of Josh Thomas in advance of Pivot's October 16 season three launch of the award-winning comedy.

[10/07/15 - 01:12 PM]
World Champion Christen Press Joins FOX Sports' @TheBuzzer
Stories are posted several times a day on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and are featured throughout FS1 programming.

[10/07/15 - 11:24 AM]
TV One and NCTC Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement
"TV One is delighted to begin a multi-year agreement with NCTC," said Michelle L. Rice.

[10/07/15 - 10:56 AM]
With Live + 3-Day Viewing, CBS Passes ABC as Friday's #1 Network in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS further spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/07/15 - 10:47 AM]
Culinary Chaos! Esquire Network Sets Premiere Date for "Knife Fight" for Tuesday, November 10 at 9/8c
Hosted by Chef Ilan Hall, each episode of the hit franchise features two celebrated chefs battling it out head-to-head, making at least two dishes in a single hour from a combination of secret ingredients.

[10/07/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Orders Seventh and Eighth Seasons of Emmy Award-Winning "Bob's Burgers"
"Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America's most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons," said David Madden.

[10/07/15 - 09:48 AM]
Hallmark Channel's #1-Rated "Countdown to Christmas" Programming Event Starts Saturday, October 31
In 2014, "Countdown to Christmas" brought 74 million viewers to the network in November and December, making Hallmark Channel #1 among households and key demos.

[10/07/15 - 09:17 AM]
"Limitless" Sweeps Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/15 - 09:03 AM]
One-of-a-Kind Wednesday: Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy to Hit Stage Together During "The 49th Annual CMA Awards"
CMA previously announced the collaboration of Eric Church with iconic Country rocker Hank Williams, Jr. as well as performances by critically-acclaimed CMA Awards hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

[10/07/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win in 18-49, Marking Its 12th Straight Tuesday at #1 or Tied for #1
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/15 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" are two of only three series even or above from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/07/15 - 08:39 AM]
Video: Crackle Releases New Trailer from First Original Scripted Drama, "The Art of More"
The series, premiering November 19, explores the underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses filled with hustlers, smugglers, power mongers and collectors of the beautiful and the bizarre.

[10/07/15 - 08:30 AM]
National Geographic Channel's Emmy(R)-Nominated "StarTalk" Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns for Second Season Beginning Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11/10c
President Bill Clinton will be the first guest of the new season, and additional guests include Susan Sarandon, Seth MacFarlane, David Byrne, Larry Wilmore, Bas Lansdorp, Penn and Teller, David Crosby, Brian Cox and Gina McCarthy.

[10/07/15 - 08:26 AM]
"Fresh Off the Boat" Grows Week to Week and Dominates Fox's "The Grinder"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/15 - 08:25 AM]
ESPN/ABC College Football Week 5: ABC Televises Most-Viewed Prime-Time and Afternoon Games of the Week
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.