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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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[04/19/18 - 08:19 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic's Critically Acclaimed Legacy Series "Explorer" to Return to the Network This Fall
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison Begin Production in Fiji on Hallmark Channel's "A Summer to Remember" (wt)
Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
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[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
Sundance Now Greenlights Second Season of Original Relationship Dramedy "This Close"
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[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Reinvents "Yo! MTV Raps" Across Linear and Digital Platforms Kicking Off with 30th Anniversary Live Event at Barclays Center on June 1st
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[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
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