[friday, october 23, 2009]    
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[10/23/09 - 06:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 23
Updates include: David Costabile to recur on "Breaking Bad"; Sam Page lands arc on "Greek"; and Style orders a new makeover series.

[10/23/09 - 04:18 PM]
This Fall, Grammy(R) Award-Winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Monica Makes Her Reality Television Debut with "Monica: Still Standing" on Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 P.M.*
Viewers will have the chance "to experience the many faces of Monica as she balances family, deals with trials, triumphs and health challenges, records her fifth album."

[10/23/09 - 02:45 PM]
NBC Picks Up Comedies "Community" and "Parks and Recreation" as Well as Freshman Drama "Mercy" for Full-Season Commitments
All three received orders of nine additional episodes.

[10/23/09 - 02:34 PM]
Bam! Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season Two Marks an 116% Increase Among Total Viewers Versus Season One
Bravo spins the numbers for the week of October 19-22.

[10/23/09 - 02:02 PM]
The Jeff Dunham Show Scores All-Time Comedy Central(R) Record with 5.3 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to the October 22 Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/23/09 - 01:58 PM]
Showtime Launches Exclusive Animated "Dexter" Webisodes
The weekly series, which is told in 12 one-to-two minute chapters, is available on www.sho.com and also available on Showtime On Demand.

[10/23/09 - 01:37 PM]
HBO Renews Critically Acclaimed Drama Series in Treatment for Third Season, with Production to Start in New York Next Year
Joining the show as executive producers are Anya Epstein ("Tell Me You Love Me") and Danny Futterman ("Capote").

[10/23/09 - 01:08 PM]
Top Selling American Idols of All Time to Perform at "2009 American Music Awards," November 22 on Abc
Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Daughtry will join fellow "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert on the performance roster.

[10/23/09 - 12:44 PM]
Benjamin Bratt to Return to 'Law & Order' as Detective Reynaldo Curtis
Bratt was a series regular on "Law & Order" for four seasons (1995-99).

[10/23/09 - 12:05 PM]
The Style Network Announces a Unique New Makeover Series That Helps Real Women Tackle the 10 Things They Dislike Most About Themselves
The hour-long series "What I Hate About Me" premieres Saturday, January 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/23/09 - 11:44 AM]
Worldwide Premiere of Bon Jovi's New Song to Air on USA
"Superman Tonight" will be previewed over USA Network's new character brand spot during the "White Collar" season premiere tonight.

[10/23/09 - 10:24 AM]
Survivor: Samoa Soars to Season Highs in All Key Ratings Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/23/09 - 09:36 AM]
Angie Harmon Takes on Title Role in Rizzoli, a TNT Pilot Based on Tess Gerritson's Popular Mystery Novels
Michael M. Robin is directing the pilot from a script by Janet Tamaro.

[10/23/09 - 08:57 AM]
ABC Wins 5th Consecutive Thursday in Ad18-49 - Grey's Is #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/23/09 - 06:30 AM]
USA Network Presents the "White Collar Shirt Bar" Featuring Free Custom-Fitted Shirts Courtesy of Thomas Pink
The "pop-up experience" takes place today at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

[10/23/09 - 12:31 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "White Collar" (USA)

[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.

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[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.