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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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[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.

[07/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: "Zoo" on CBS rises to match its series high among adults 18-49.

[07/29/15 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Statement Re: Kipenzi the Giraffe
"Like our friends and fellow animal lovers at the Dallas Zoo and around the world, Animal Planet is completely heartbroken after learning of the tragic news of Kipenzi's death."

[07/29/15 - 07:43 AM]
HGTV Delivers Its Highest-Rated July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/29/15 - 07:35 AM]
truTV Announces Fall Lineup, Including Highly Anticipated "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street" and First-Ever "Impractical Jokers LIVE Punishment Special" Hosted by Howie Mandel
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and Julianne Moore are among those featured in the new season of the former.

[07/29/15 - 07:16 AM]
Video: "Kendra on Top" Supertease - Season Four Premieres Friday, August 21 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
The series will move to its regularly scheduled timeslot Fridays at 9:00/8:00c on WE tv, beginning with the second episode.