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[11/05/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 5
Updates include: Sarah Wynter to recur on FX's "Damages"; HBO to revisit the Iran hostage crisis; and Don Cheadle expands his producing plate.

[11/05/09 - 05:32 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Besties" (ABC)

[11/05/09 - 03:19 PM]
Syfy's Destination Truth, Hosted by Josh Gates, Scores Most Watched Season Ever On-Air and Online
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 4.

[11/05/09 - 02:31 PM]
Conan O'Brien Leads the Week of OcT. 26-30 in the Key Late-Night Race of Adults 18-49
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 26-30.

[11/05/09 - 12:53 PM]
FOX and Billboard Ring in the New Year with "Billboard's New Year's Eve Live" Thursday, December 31, on Fox
Host and musical guests scheduled to appear to be announced soon.

[11/05/09 - 12:50 PM]
Discovery Transports Viewers Back 65 Million Years with an All-New Television Event: 'Clash of the Dinosaurs'
The four-part special premieres Sunday, December 13 at 9:00/8:00c with double-stacked episodes.

[11/05/09 - 12:24 PM]
Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alfred Molina to Voice Key Characters in the New CBS Animated Christmas Special, "Yes, Virginia," Premiering Friday, DeC. 11
Plus: Beatrice Miller ("Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs") to voice the title role.

[11/05/09 - 11:31 AM]
Green Day to Perform on "NBC's New Years Eve with Carson Daly"
The two-hour special will air live on Thursday, December 31.

[11/05/09 - 10:57 AM]
Kid Rock Duets with Jamey Johnson, Plus Martina Mcbride Performance Added to "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards"
Plus: The Judds, Kris Kristofferson and Lee Ann Womack have been added as presenters.

[11/05/09 - 10:55 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Is Up Week to Week in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 26-30.

[11/05/09 - 10:41 AM]
Late Show Wins in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 26-30.

[11/05/09 - 10:10 AM]
Against the Final Game of the World Series, the CW's "America's Next Top Model" Climbs to Season HighS... Again
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 4.

[11/05/09 - 10:06 AM]
Comedy Central(R) and the Onion Partner on an Original Pilot for a Scripted Show Based on the Onion Sports Network
"The Onion is the biggest, most fearless, most influential news organization in the free world," said Onion CEO Steve Hannah.

[11/05/09 - 10:04 AM]
Modern Family Is Wednesday's #1 Series for 2nd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 4.

[11/05/09 - 09:50 AM]
Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" Kicks Off Its 16th Season with Legendary Rock Band Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres will all appear on the November 16 episode.

[11/05/09 - 09:41 AM]
HGTV's First Time Home Buyer's Hour Key Driver for Primetime Lineup
HGTV spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/05/09 - 09:17 AM]
TLC Walks Down the Aisle This Winter with Wedding Programming
"Battle of the Wedding Planners," "Happily Ever Faster," "Four Weddings" and "Manhattan Marriage Project with Gino Filippone" are all due in the coming weeks.

[11/05/09 - 06:19 AM]
41st Naacp Image Awards to Air Live Friday, February 26, on Fox
Nominations for the annual award show will be announced in Los Angeles on January 6.

[11/05/09 - 06:00 AM]
Jennifer Beals to Star in 'The Night Before the Night Before Christmas,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Which Has Begun Production
The film revolves around "a family that's too busy to get ready for the holidays until Santa Claus mistakenly leaves the North Pole a day early and crash lands on their roof."

[11/05/09 - 05:16 AM]
Scripps Networks Interactive to Acquire Controlling Interest in Travel Channel
The transaction is expected to be completed by or before January 2010.

[11/05/09 - 12:16 AM]
Interview: "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Co-Star Lynne Curtin

[11/04/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 4
Updates include: Ryan Seacrest starts the "Bank of Hollywood" for E!; Colin Hanks is Jack in FOX's "Jack & Dan"; and Craig Doyle, Harris Wilkinson each land series projects.

[11/04/09 - 04:56 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Washington Field" (CBS)

[11/04/09 - 04:19 PM]
CBS Docks "Numb3rs," Extends 11 Others
Only 16 episodes of the sixth-year drama will be produced this season.

[11/04/09 - 02:21 PM]
Judge Joseph Wapner Returns to the People's Court on Friday, Noember 13 and Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Wapner will litigate a special case in honor of his 90th birthday.

[11/04/09 - 01:59 PM]
Lisa Erspamer Named Chief Creative Officer Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network
Erspamer is a 15-year veteran of Harpo Productions, Inc. where she has served as co-executive producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2006.

[11/04/09 - 12:46 PM]
CMT to Air One Hour "Dateline: Taylor Swift" on Friday, November 6
The special edition of "Dateline" aired earlier this year on NBC.

[11/04/09 - 12:34 PM]
Jake Pavelka Gets a Second Chance at Love in "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love," When ABC's Hit Romance Reality Series Premieres Monday, January 4, 2010
Plus: for the first time in the history of the series, "The Bachelor" will be broadcast in HD.

[11/04/09 - 12:02 PM]
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black - Two-Hour Special Premieres on November 23 at 8pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
Also set to appear: Bob Saget, Craig Ferguson, Ron White, Joy Behar, Larry Miller, Richard Belzer, David Alan Grier, Shelley Berman, Rip Taylor, Nancy Giles and Franklyn Ajaye.

[11/04/09 - 11:34 AM]
An ABC News Exclusive: Janet Jackson to Sit Down with Robin Roberts
As previously reported, the one-hour special will pre-empt "Eastwick" on November 18.

[11/04/09 - 10:19 AM]
Nickelodeon's Teennick Commences Production on New Original Series Gigantic
The series marks the first production from executive producers Marti Noxon's and Dawn Parouse Olmstead's new company Grady Twins.

[11/04/09 - 10:08 AM]
BBC America - December Highlights
Among its plans: new specials from "Top Gear" and "The Graham Norton Show" as well as the previously announced "Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars."

[11/04/09 - 10:07 AM]
Eminem and Lady Gaga to Perform at 37th Annual American Music Awards, November 22 on Abc
They join the previously announced Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert.

[11/04/09 - 10:06 AM]
ABC.com Enhances Full Episode Player with New ABC Social: Episode Commentary Feature
First up: commentary from "V" executive producers Scott Peters and Steve Pearlman on the show's pilot episode.

[11/04/09 - 10:05 AM]
Let's Dance, New Comedic Dance Series Featuring Stars Competing for Charitable Grand Prizes, Premieres Monday, November 23
Kathy Griffin hosts the five-episode series, which wraps on Tuesday, December 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/04/09 - 10:04 AM]
Barbara Walters to Interview Former Vice Presidential Candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in Conjunction with the Release of Her Memoir
The five-part series will be featured on "Nightline," "Good Morning America" and "20/20" the week of November 17.

[11/04/09 - 09:55 AM]
Pedigree Dogs Exposed - Shocking Discoveries Behind Some of Our Most Beloved Pets
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, December 10 at 8:00/7:00c on BBC America.

[11/04/09 - 09:36 AM]
Mario Lopez to Host 2010 Miss America Pageant on Tlc
This marks his second consecutive year hosting the event, and his third time total for Miss America.

[11/04/09 - 09:35 AM]
Planet Green Offers Molecular Gastronomy 101 -- Willy Wonka Style - as Taught by Mad Scientists in New Series Future Food
The newcomer tracks Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche at their famous Moto restaurant in Chicago.

[11/04/09 - 09:34 AM]
Investigation Discovery to Unravel History's Greatest Mysteries with Parthenon Entertainment's Mystery Files
ID has acquired the U.S. rights for the first season of the series with the option to acquire future seasons.

[11/04/09 - 09:23 AM]
CBS Victorious on Tuesday
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 3.

[11/04/09 - 08:41 AM]
ABC's "V" Opens Big - #1 New TV Show of the Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 3.

[11/04/09 - 07:53 AM]
CMT Gets Adventurous with Two New Series "Danger Coast" and "Gator 911"
Scheduled to premiere in second quarter 2010, these originals mark CMT's first official entry into the adventure genre.

[11/04/09 - 07:35 AM]
Food Network's Iron Chef America Goes to the White House
"Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event" airs Sunday, January 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/04/09 - 07:03 AM]
The Dexter Juggernaut Continues as Ratings Grow Through Episode 6
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 1.

[11/04/09 - 12:01 AM]
Gordon Ramsay to Star in Blockbuster Culinary Competition "Masterchef" (Working Title) on Fox
The series will take wannabe chefs with no experience and attempt to turn one of them into a "MasterChef."

[11/03/09 - 10:16 PM]
Bianca Revels and Phillip Attmore Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[11/03/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 3
Updates include: Tom Papa to host NBC's "Marriage Ref"; David Tennant to star in "Rex" for NBC; and Mark Mylod to helm Showtime's "Shameless" import.

[11/03/09 - 04:19 PM]
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Host Oscar Show, Sunday, March 7, 2010 on Abc
"I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy, Alec Baldwin," said Martin.

[11/03/09 - 03:41 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cop House" (FOX)







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[02/10/16 - 05:01 PM]
Video: "House of Cards" Season Four Trailer
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright return in the new season, premiering Friday, March 4 on the streaming service.

[02/10/16 - 02:52 PM]
TV One's Premiere of 47th NAACP Image Awards Drives Network to Rank Among Top 2 Ad-Supported Cable Networks for the Night
TV One further spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/10/16 - 02:45 PM]
Netflix Confirms Additional Casting for "Gilmore Girls" (WT) Series
Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil and Yanic Truesdale are set to return to their original characters.

[02/10/16 - 02:30 PM]
All-New Military-Inspired Competition Series "American Grit" to Debut Following Return of "Bones" on Thursday, April 14, on FOX
Starring John Cena, the series follows 16 of the country's toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA.

[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" Breaks New YouTube Record
CBS spins the digital numbers for the series to date.

[02/10/16 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for "Shooter"
Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps star in the project, based on the Mark Wahlberg-led feature of the same name.

[02/10/16 - 12:40 PM]
Kick-Ash Cast of Starz Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Expands for Second Season
Lee Majors will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski.

[02/10/16 - 12:35 PM]
Pre-Game with El Rey Network on Sunday, February 28, As They Celebrate The 88th Academy Awards with the "Director's Chair Red Carpet Marathon"
Quentin Tarantino, George Miller and Sylvester Stallone are among the featured auspices.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
"The Simpsons" Load Up and Journey to Daytona 500 In Support of 2016 FOX NASCAR Season Opener
"Being able to tap into such a recognizable, iconic part of pop culture is an extremely strong asset to be able to draw on," said Robert Gottlieb.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Praise the Lord! Bravo Media's "Thicker Than Water" Season Three Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family.

[02/10/16 - 12:02 PM]
Bob Costas to Host NBC's Primetime Rio Olympics Coverage
Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers.

[02/10/16 - 11:35 AM]
Video: AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Highly Anticipated "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Episode
In addition, Hallmark eCards has partnered with "The Walking Dead" to create unique, original Valentine's Day eCards inspired by the show.

[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
WGN America Unveils Key Art and Behind-the-Scenes Music Featurette for "Underground," The Highly Anticipated Escape Thriller Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The featurette goes behind-the-scenes with executive producer and music titan John Legend and composers Laura Karpman, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Raphael Saadiq, a celebrated singer/songwriter and producer.

[02/10/16 - 10:57 AM]
LMN Bolsters Programming Slate with the Launch of New Docuseries "Codependent" on March 8 and Original Movie "House of Darkness" on April 17
Plus: look for the return of "My Haunted House" and "The Haunting of..." on March 28.

[02/10/16 - 10:45 AM]
E! Vows to Deliver the Drama When the "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Strut Down the Aisle Beginning Sunday, April 17th at 10PM ET/PT
The eight-episode season will follow blogger babe Morgan Stewart and real estate mogul Brendan Fitzpatrick's diamond encrusted road to the altar.