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[12/10/09 - 11:53 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" (ABC)

[12/10/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 10
Updates include: Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement nix season three of HBO's "Conchords"; ABC imports "The Six"; and Alfre Woodard joins TNT's "Delta Blues."

[12/10/09 - 01:19 PM]
GSN Announces Premiere of 'Hidden Agenda,' New Domestic Hidden-Camera Game Show in Which Couples Secretly Get Each Other to Do Their Bidding - for Prizes
Debi Gutierrez hosts the series, which launches Thursday, January 14 at 8:30/7:30c.

[12/10/09 - 12:29 PM]
USA Delivers Best Year in Cable Ever - Again
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/10/09 - 12:25 PM]
Tnt, TBS and TruTV Achieve Major Milestones in 2009
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/10/09 - 12:24 PM]
Holiday Tradition Continues as TBS Presents 13th Annual 24 Hours of a Christmas Story, Beginning Christmas Eve at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
TBS and sister networks TNT and TCM have shown the movie more than 250 times since 1992.

[12/10/09 - 11:49 AM]
For the First Time in 9 Months, ABC's "Kimmel" Outdraws CBS' "Ferguson"
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 30-December 4.

[12/10/09 - 10:44 AM]
Jumping Year to Year, ABC Marks One of Its Strongest Wednesdays of the Season
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 9.

[12/10/09 - 10:43 AM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of "The Deep End," Thursday, January 21 at 8:00 P.M., Et
The legal drama will fill said hour while "FlashForward" is on hiatus.

[12/10/09 - 10:13 AM]
An All-New Season of "High School Reunion" Premieres on TV Land with a New Class, New Drama, Three Marriage Proposals and a Wedding
The network details the 16 participants of the new season, premiering Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/10/09 - 09:56 AM]
Discovery Channel Reveals the Grueling Green Beret Special Forces Selection Process in Two Weeks in Hell
The two-hour special premieres Sunday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/10/09 - 09:43 AM]
Criminal Minds Delivers Largest Audience Since Its Season Premiere and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since October
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 9.

[12/10/09 - 08:07 AM]
Discovery Studios Names Emmy Winner Beth Hoppe Executive Producer for Curiosity: The Questions of Life
The epic five-year, 60-episode event premieres in February 2011.

[12/10/09 - 07:34 AM]
Science Channel Celebrates the Holidays and the New Year with Marathons of Viewers' Favorite Programming
The marathons are set for December 24 (CREATURES), December 25 (HOW IT'S MADE), December 31 (HOW DO THEY DO IT?) and January 1 (HOW IT'S MADE).

[12/10/09 - 07:01 AM]
Discovery Health's New Year, New You Week Brings Transformation and Inspiration to the Resolution Season
Said stunt includes the specials CONFESSIONS OF A REALITY SHOW LOSER, I WAS DEAD and DR. OZ'S ULTIMATE TOP 20.

[12/10/09 - 06:24 AM]
Hugh Laurie to Direct Episode of "House"
"I am thrilled, daunted and honoured - with a 'u' - by this new responsibility," said Laurie.

[12/10/09 - 03:01 AM]
VH1 Spills the 'Secrets of Aspen' in New Series
The half-hour docusoap premieres Sunday, January 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/09/09 - 11:54 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "U.S. Attorney" (CBS)

[12/09/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 9
Updates include: Alan Yang, Matt Goldman each land projects at FOX; and Rob Lee inks a first-look deal with FremantleMedia.

[12/09/09 - 03:42 PM]
MTV's Premiere of "Teen Mom" Marks the Highest Rated New Series Launch in Over a Year
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 03:22 PM]
Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs Tops Tuesday Night as #1 Cable Telecast in Primetime Among Key Demos
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 02:38 PM]
FX Comedy the League Goes Through Expansion
The new season will feature an expanded 13-episode order.

[12/09/09 - 01:32 PM]
Two World Class Adventurers Take on Wednesdays Nights
Newcomer SOLVING HISTORY WITH OLLY STEEDS will join returning vet MAN VS. WILD beginning in January.

[12/09/09 - 01:29 PM]
Conveyor Belt of Love Airs Monday, January 4 on Abc
The one-hour special features five women as they "take a shot at finding love when 30 men are given the chance to impress them as they pass by on a moving conveyor belt."

[12/09/09 - 11:51 AM]
Enchanting Contemporary New Mexican Home Awaits Winner of HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2010
The home is part of a $2 million grand-prize package that includes a 2010 GMC Terrain and $500,000 that will be awarded to one lucky viewer in March.

[12/09/09 - 11:14 AM]
Spike TV Takes to the Field with New Original Scripted Comedy Series 'Blue Mountain State'
The series will now kick off with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, January 12 starting at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/09/09 - 10:58 AM]
TNT to Say Goodbye to "Bar" on December 24
The show's final three installments will air on said night beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/09/09 - 10:17 AM]
The Finale of 'The Biggest Loser' Weighs in with the Show's Highest 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results in Four Years
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 09:25 AM]
Debut of Disney Holiday Special "Prep & Landing" Scores Big for Abc
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 08:56 AM]
TLC Tells Story of "Hero of the Hudson" in Brace for Impact
The one-hour special, narrated by Harrison Ford, premieres Sunday, January 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/09/09 - 08:15 AM]
Food Network Kicks Off 2010 with a Huge Night of Culinary Competition!
"Super Chef Battle" and "Worst Cooks in America" will both launch Sunday, January 3 at 8:00/7:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[12/09/09 - 08:13 AM]
BBC America Acquires U.S. Premieres of Gavin & Stacey's Christmas Special and Third Season
The Christmas special premieres Thursday, December 24 at 10:00/9:00c with season three due in 2010.

[12/09/09 - 03:01 AM]
The 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Announces Kristin Chenoweth to Host Awards Gala
The BFCA's annual event airs Friday, January 15 at 9:00/8:00c on VH1.

[12/09/09 - 12:26 AM]
Interview: "Launch My Line's" Dan Caten, Lisa Kline & Stefani Greenfield

[12/08/09 - 11:46 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "See Kate Run" (ABC)

[12/08/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 8
Updates include: TNT renews "Dark Blue"; "Bonnie Hunt" out, "Divorce Court," "Judge Alex" in at daytime; and Tim Minear joins FX's "Terriers."

[12/08/09 - 03:26 PM]
TruTV Orders More Side-Splitting Episodes of Original Series It Only Hurts When I Laugh
The newcomer, from executive producer Brad Lachman, airs Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/08/09 - 03:25 PM]
Kimbo Slice Draws 5.2 Million Viewers for His First Live Fight in the Ufc on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Saturday, December 5.

[12/08/09 - 03:24 PM]
Exclusive: ABC Confirms Episode Orders
Newcomers "V" and "FlashForward" are set to film 12 and 23 total hours, respectively, both one episode shy of numbers reported earlier this fall.

[12/08/09 - 03:21 PM]
Monday Night Football Powers ESPN to Win the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 7.

[12/08/09 - 02:23 PM]
Skilled Marksmen Get a Shot at Making History IN... Top Shot
The 10-episode series is slated to premiere in 2010 on History.

[12/08/09 - 02:17 PM]
Syfy's Two-Part Movie, Alice, Premieres as Most Watched Original Movie Since 2007
Syfy spins the numbers for December 6-7.

[12/08/09 - 02:04 PM]
NBC Is #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of NoV. 30-DeC. 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 30-December 6.

[12/08/09 - 02:03 PM]
USA Network Presents Tom Brokaw Documentary "American Character Along Highway 50"
The one-hour special airs Monday, January 18 at 8:00/7:00c in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

[12/08/09 - 01:42 PM]
TNT's Critically Acclaimed Men of a Certain Age Draws 5.4 Million Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, December 7.

[12/08/09 - 12:30 PM]
Claire Danes Stars in HBO Films' Temple Grandin, Debuting FeB. 6
Catherine O'Hara, Julia Ormond and David Strathairn also star in the biopic of the best-selling author, animal scientist and autism advocate.

[12/08/09 - 12:28 PM]
ABC Family's 12th Annual "25 Days of Christmas" Is Off to Its Best Start Ever
ABC Family spins the numbers for December 1-6.

[12/08/09 - 12:17 PM]
Television's Most Watched Video Game Series Announces Nominees for the Seventh Annual "X-Play Best of 2009 Awards"
Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb host the special, airing Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00/5:00c.

[12/08/09 - 11:50 AM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the 10th Time in 11 Weeks This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 30-December 6.

[12/08/09 - 11:27 AM]
Dexter Ko's Tyson
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, December 6.







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Newcomers "Five Day Biz Fix" and "Listing Impossible" will be joined by season two of "The Deed: Chicago."

[11/18/19 - 12:05 PM]
"The Kelly Clarkson Show" Earns Early Renewal from NBCUniversal
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[11/18/19 - 10:35 AM]
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[11/18/19 - 10:16 AM]
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[11/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
Nickelodeon Celebrates the Holidays with Series Premiere of "Top Elf," Friday, Nov. 29, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
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[11/18/19 - 10:00 AM]
Discovery to Follow Explorer Colin O'Brady and His Crew on Epic Expedition Through Drake Passage, Beginning This December
Discovery will be documenting the entire voyage - capturing live footage and sharing it in real-time across all platforms for viewers around the world to tune-in and share in the adventure as it unfolds.

[11/18/19 - 09:46 AM]
The Three Highest Money Winners in "Jeopardy!" History Are Coming to ABC in a Prime-Time Competition Hosted by Alex Trebek
"Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" premieres Tuesday, January 7 at 8:00/7:00c on the Alphabet.

[11/18/19 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Comedy Pilot "Big Deal" Starring and Executive Produced by Emmy(R) Nominee Vanessa Bayer
The project is a grounded comedy in which Bayer plays a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a QVC host.

[11/18/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Stays on Top for NBC
The Peacock holds onto top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/18/19 - 08:10 AM]
Video: "The Expanse" Season 4 Official Trailer and New Poster Art Available Now
Plus: Kevin Smith recaps 30 hours of action-packed TV so you can jump right into Season 4 when it's released on Amazon Prime Video December 13.

[11/18/19 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Pop TV Releases Artwork and Video for Final Season of "Schitt's Creek"
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[11/18/19 - 07:11 AM]
Bravo Announces New and Returning Series at BravoCon 2019
Newly on tap are "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" and "Basically Stassi."

[11/18/19 - 07:00 AM]
"Idol" Favorites Get Second Chance at Superstardom During "2019 American Music Awards"
As a part of the upcoming contest, three fan-favorite artists from past seasons of ABC's "American Idol" will sing their hearts out in a recorded audition piece from Los Angeles' iconic Whiskey a Go Go.

[11/18/19 - 06:01 AM]
Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World and Post Malone Featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and Watt to Debut World Television Premiere Collaborations at the "2019 American Music Awards" Airing Live Sunday, Nov. 24, on ABC
They join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, Kesha featuring Big Freedia, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett and Shania Twain.

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Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
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