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[11/17/09 - 08:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Boldly Going Nowhere" (FOX)

[11/17/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 17
Updates include: Lorraine Bracco joins TNT's "Rizzoli"; Debmar-Mercury clears "Wendy Williams" through 2012; and Abigail Spencer joins NBC's "Rex" pilot.

[11/17/09 - 03:02 PM]
Revered Elephant Matriarch Saves Her Family from Drought and Famine in New Documentary Echo: Queen of the Elephants
The two-hour special premieres Thursday, December 3 at 8:00/7:00c on Animal Planet.

[11/17/09 - 02:38 PM]
TBS Prepares to Count Down the Year's Funniest Advertising in Sixth-Annual Funniest Commercials of the Year Special
Kevin Nealon once again hosts the annual special, airing Tuesday, December 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/17/09 - 02:36 PM]
Cartoon Network and Kids Foot Locker Reward Shoppers This Holiday Season with Ben 10: Alien Swarm Crossover Promotion
The gift-with-purchase promotion is featured in-store and at kidsfootlocker.com starting November 18.

[11/17/09 - 12:14 PM]
CMT's Hit Series "The Singing Bee" Returns for a Second Season Beginning Friday, January 15, 2010
Melissa Peterman returns as the host of the new season.

[11/17/09 - 09:51 AM]
Exclusive: "Burn Notice," "White Collar" Set for Thursdays Starting January 28
Plus: "Psych" is due back on Friday, January 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/17/09 - 09:20 AM]
Exclusive: "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" Set for January 10 on Syfy
Plus: more news about the network's January plans.

[11/17/09 - 08:34 AM]
BET Rolls Out the Red Carpet at the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Gospel Special on Saturday, December 12
Steve Harvey once again hosts the event, airing Sunday, January 10 on the cable channel.

[11/17/09 - 08:16 AM]
Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher to Ring in the Holidays with TNT's Annual Music Concert Christmas in Washington
George Lopez hosts this year's annual event, airing Sunday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/17/09 - 08:02 AM]
Planet Green Heads Into 2010 with New Series and Stories About Passionate People Creating Positive Change
New seasons of WA$TED! and GREENSBURG will join newcomers OPERATION WILD and ULTIMATE POWER BUILDERS in the coming months.

[11/17/09 - 07:57 AM]
Ion Television to Premiere Network's First Originally Produced Film --"A Golden Christmas"-- on Sunday, December 13
The project stars Andrea Roth, Jason London, Nicholas Brendon, Bruce Davison, Elisa Donovan and Alley Mills.

[11/17/09 - 07:15 AM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Real-Life Series "Bob Saget's Strange Days" (Working Title)
The series is currently in production on seven one-hour episode slated for premiere in 2010.

[11/17/09 - 06:16 AM]
Cast Versions of "Endless Love," "I'Ll Stand by You," "Crush," "(You'Re) Having My Baby" and "Lean on Me" and Cast Mash-Up of "Don't Stand So Close to Me/Young Girl," Among Songs Featured in "Glee" Wednesday, November 18, on Fox
Plus: "Glee: The Music, Volume 2" hits stores on Tuesday, December 8.

[11/17/09 - 12:38 AM]
Interview: "Super Dave's Spike-Tacular" Star Bob Einstein

[11/16/09 - 07:32 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Off Duty" (NBC)

[11/16/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 16
Updates include: Justin Theroux to visit NBC's "Parks & Recreation"; ABC cuts "Romantically Challenged" to seven episodes; and Larry Charles books a new comedy at NBC.

[11/16/09 - 04:09 PM]
Video: Fringe "August" (1st 2 Minutes)
Watch the opening minutes to this week's episode.

[11/16/09 - 04:01 PM]
Cold Case, "Three Rivers" to Swap on November 22
The one-time-only stunt is designed to see how "Rivers" fares in the 10:00/9:00c hour versus its current 9:00/8:00c home.

[11/16/09 - 03:29 PM]
Jordan Ladd and Jason London Star Alongside Ernest Borgnine and Sally Kellerman in 'The Wishing Well,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering January 9
Tempestt Bledsoe, Yeardley Smith, Charles Shaughnessy and Jadin Gould also star in the project.

[11/16/09 - 02:20 PM]
Smallville Scores Largest Audience of the Season
The CW spins the numbers for Friday, November 13.

[11/16/09 - 12:30 PM]
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the CW and "The Vampire Diaries" Week-Long Marathon, Beginning Monday, DeC. 14
All 10 episodes from this year will be rebroadcast the week of December 14-18.

[11/16/09 - 12:12 PM]
Virginia Is for Fighters - First Ufc Event in Virginia Features Top Lightweight Contenders
The "UFC Fight Night" will take place Monday, January 11 at 9:00/8:00c on Spike TV.

[11/16/09 - 10:50 AM]
Wwe(R) and USA Network Announce Long Term Deal
The four-year agreement will keep the series on the network through fall 2014.

[11/16/09 - 10:16 AM]
Lopez Tonight Scores Big First Week, Beating the Competition Among Young-Adult Viewers
TBS spins the numbers for the week of November 9-13.

[11/16/09 - 10:00 AM]
NBC.com Launches All-New Entertainment, Social Media and Computer-To-Computer Voice Calling Application for the Desktop
Featuring unlimited computer-to-computer voice calling and text services, the conversation "is easy to join, anytime, anywhere across the USA."

[11/16/09 - 09:59 AM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Dance Your Ass Off" Kicks Off Nationwide Auditions in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 21
The November 21 audition marks the first of several open calls in cities across the country including Dallas, Chicago and New York.

[11/16/09 - 09:38 AM]
U.S. Premiere of New Reality Format - Britain's Missing Top Model
The network's latest import premieres Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/16/09 - 09:15 AM]
ABC Hits Season Highs on Sunday Night
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 15.

[11/16/09 - 06:49 AM]
ESPN and Jon Gruden Reach Multi-Year Extension
In addition, Gruden will appear on ESPN's NFL Draft and Super Bowl week coverage.

[11/16/09 - 05:02 AM]
TV Land Inks Deal with Television, Stage and Film Star George Segal to Star in Sitcom Pilot "Retired at 35"
The sitcom, which was previously announced in October, is TV Land's first foray into scripted comedy series.

[11/13/09 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 13
Updates include: Josh Friedman to lead "Charlie's Angels" revival at ABC; Jeffrey Tambor joins NBC's "Rex"; and Hayden Panettiere to produce "HMS" at The CW.

[11/13/09 - 05:14 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "End of Steve, The" (Showtime)

[11/13/09 - 12:06 PM]
TLC to Move Cake Boss Premieres to Mondays at 9 Pm
The series will take over the slot on November 30.

[11/13/09 - 11:21 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Prisoner, The" (AMC)

[11/13/09 - 10:37 AM]
Another Strong Outing for CW's Vampire Diaries
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, November 12.

[11/13/09 - 10:37 AM]
Survivor: Samoa and "Csi" Deliver Largest Audiences of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 12.

[11/13/09 - 08:57 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday/Growing Week-To-Week and Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 12.

[11/12/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 12
Updates include: Syfy trims "Caprica"; Kari Lizer to stick with "Old Christine" at CBS; and Martha Plimpton, others join FOX's "Keep Hope Alive."

[11/12/09 - 06:10 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Let It Go" (ABC)

[11/12/09 - 04:29 PM]
TBS Unveils Comedian Lineup for New Late-Night Series the Very Funny Show, Hosted by Tim Meadows
The series is set to premiere with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, November 19 at 12 a.m. (ET/PT).

[11/12/09 - 03:41 PM]
Ghost Hunters Academy Becomes Syfy's Highest Rated Reality Series Premiere in Nearly Two Years
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 11.

[11/12/09 - 03:24 PM]
Wednesdays on Discovery Channel Remain Strong with Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 11.

[11/12/09 - 02:23 PM]
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story, a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation Starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper, Has Started Production in Toronto
The CBS original, based on the biography by William G. Borchert, is about the trials and ultimate triumph of the co-founder of Al-Anon.

[11/12/09 - 02:04 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of NoV. 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 2-6.

[11/12/09 - 02:03 PM]
'Saturday Night Live' Matches Its Top Rating This Season in 18-49 and Hits a New Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, November 7.

[11/12/09 - 12:07 PM]
Sundance Channel Breaks the Ice with New Original Series "Be Good Johnny Weir" Premiering January 18th
The series explores the life of three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and World Medalist Johnny Weir.

[11/12/09 - 11:59 AM]
Janet Jackson to Kick Off the 37th Annual "American Music Awards" with Special Opening Performance November 22 on Abc
"She is an incredibly dynamic performer and I think the audience will be excited to see what she has in store," said producer Larry Klein.

[11/12/09 - 11:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws Is Largest Young Adult Audience Since Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 2-6.

[11/12/09 - 10:48 AM]
CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 2-6.







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.