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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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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."