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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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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.