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[12/14/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 14
Updates include: Tyler Posey is "Teen Wolf" for MTV; "24" alums book "The Kennedy Family" at History; and the first details on the proposed "Criminal Minds" spin-off.

[12/14/09 - 02:27 PM]
Sunday Night Football Again Tops All Sunday Night Programming
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 13.

[12/14/09 - 01:35 PM]
I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story Becomes #1 Rated Television Special in TV Guide Network's History
TV Guide Network spins the numbers for Sunday, December 13.

[12/14/09 - 01:08 PM]
Michelle Monaghan and Chris O'Donnell Join Sag President Ken Howard to Announce Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Nominations in five film and eight television categories will be revealed at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET this Thursday.

[12/14/09 - 12:50 PM]
Dexter, Californication Finales Post Record Ratings
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, December 13.

[12/14/09 - 12:29 PM]
Experience the Joy of Holiday GivinG... and SurprisinG... When TV Land Airs "Make My Day" Beginning Monday, December 21
Kenan Thompson hosts the weeklong stunt, which "takes a positive spin on pranking."

[12/14/09 - 12:23 PM]
2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced
The Writers Guild Awards take place on Saturday, February 20 in Los Angeles and New York.

[12/14/09 - 12:17 PM]
It's a Double Pick-Up for Syfy as Network Greenlights Season Two of Stargate Universe and Season Three of Sanctuary
Both series will commence production this winter for a fall 2010 premiere.

[12/14/09 - 12:09 PM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Leaves Port to Film New Season of Sea Shepherd's Anti-Whaling Campaign
The third season is scheduled to premiere on the network in June.

[12/14/09 - 11:48 AM]
Syfy Roars to End of Game-Changing Year
Syfy spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/09 - 11:23 AM]
ABC.com Is No. 1 Online Broadcast Video Site for November
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of November.

[12/14/09 - 11:14 AM]
NBC Announces New Mid-Season Premieres Following the Winter Olympics as 'Parenthood' and 'The Marriage Ref' Debut While 'The Celebrity Apprentice' and 'The Biggest Loser' Return
Newcomers "Parenthood" (Monday, March 1) and "The Marriage Ref" (Sunday, March 14) will join returning series "The Biggest Loser" (Tuesday, January 5) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sunday, March 14).

[12/14/09 - 10:29 AM]
Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige to Perform on the "So You Think You Can Dance" Season Finale Wednesday, December 16
Wednesday's grand finale will also feature special performances by this season's Top 20, Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis and the Groovaloos.

[12/14/09 - 10:12 AM]
CBS Television Distribution Renews the Doctors for Two More Seasons in 91% of the Country
The renewal will take the show through 2011-2012, its fourth season.

[12/14/09 - 09:56 AM]
NBC Announces Twenty Two New Contestants Ready to Change Their Lives in the Must-See Season Premiere of "The Biggest Loser: Couples" on Tuesday, January 5 (8-10 P.M.et)
The new season marks the heaviest contestant ever (526 pounds) and identical twin brothers weighing in together at close to 1,000 pounds.

[12/14/09 - 09:48 AM]
Cedric the Entertainer, Alyson Hannigan and Leann Rimes Step Into the Kitchen with Chef Ramsay for "Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live" Tuesday, December 15, on Fox
The live one-hour special airs tomorrow night at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/09 - 09:39 AM]
Up Year to Year, ABC Continues to Beat Its Non-Sports Sunday Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 13.

[12/14/09 - 09:32 AM]
International Superstar Rihanna to Perform on 'NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly,' Thursday, December 31
Rihanna will perform multiple songs from New York City, joining fellow Grammy winner Green Day.

[12/14/09 - 08:23 AM]
Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas with Cartoon Network
The cable channel details its upcoming holiday-themed programming.

[12/14/09 - 12:22 AM]
Interview: "The Sing-Off" Host Nick Lachey

[12/13/09 - 03:08 PM]
Exclusive: TNT Lands "Supernatural" Repeats
Repeats of the series will air weekdays at 10:00 AM ET beginning with the pilot episode on Monday, January 4.

[12/12/09 - 08:42 AM]
Ugly Betty Hits a Friday High - 20/20 Is #1 at 10pm for 7th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 11.

[12/11/09 - 11:51 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "House Rules" (CBS)

[12/11/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 11
Updates include: Jason Smilovic has "Murmurs" at CBS; trio set for "Retired at 35" at TV Land; and Scott Paterson to visit The CW's "90210."

[12/11/09 - 04:12 PM]
It's Always Sunny in Phiadelphia and the League Finish Strong
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, December 10.

[12/11/09 - 03:12 PM]
NBC Universal Renews Development Deal with Bermanbraun for Three More Years
Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are behind the network's "Mercy" as well as the pilots "Alphas" at Syfy and "Rex Is not Your Lawyer" at NBC.

[12/11/09 - 12:03 PM]
TLC Is Sweet on Two New Specials
LITTLE CHOCOLATIERS and WORLD CHOCOLATE CHAMPIONSHIP are both set for Monday, December 21.

[12/11/09 - 09:36 AM]
Survivor: Samoa Posts Season-High Deliveries
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 10.

[12/11/09 - 09:30 AM]
NBC Rolls Out 'Mission: Chuck Me Out,' New Social Media Game Designed to Reward Fans by Using Popular Social Networking Sites
The grand-prize winner will have a photo of themselves featured in an upcoming episode as part of a Chuck "flash."

[12/11/09 - 06:29 AM]
Glee's Music Continues to Top Charts
"Glee, The Music: Volume 2" sits high atop the iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble digital charts this week.

[12/11/09 - 12:44 AM]
Interview: "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Executive Producer Jeff Jenkins

[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.







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