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[12/16/09 - 10:08 PM]
Russell Ferguson Is America's Favorite Dancer and Winner of "So You Think You Can Dance"
Plus: Auditions for the show's seventh season begin Monday, January 18 in Miami.

[12/16/09 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 16
Updates include: HBO sets winter premieres; Chuck Lorre eyes a third series on CBS; and Jenny Wade joins FOX's "Jack & Dan."

[12/16/09 - 03:59 PM]
Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs Sweeps Tuesday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 15.

[12/16/09 - 03:55 PM]
A&E Hires "Paranormal Cops" in January
Also due next month: new seasons of "The First 48" and "Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force."

[12/16/09 - 12:40 PM]
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Starring Christina Milian, Makes Its Television Premiere on ABC Family on Sunday, January 17
"Fight to the Finish" marks the fifth installment of the "Bring It On" franchise.

[12/16/09 - 12:36 PM]
Golf Channel to Feature New Series with Donald Trump
"Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf" debuts Monday, April 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/16/09 - 10:37 AM]
Daniel Tosh Scores Big with Comedy Central(R) in 2010!
The pact includes a 25-episode second season of "Tosh.0," premiering Wednesday, January 13 at 10:30/9:30c.

[12/16/09 - 10:10 AM]
Jennifer Lopez and Daughtry to Perform Live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010," December 31st on Abc
Plus: Melissa Rycroft will join the celebration reporting live on the evening's festivities in and around Times Square.

[12/16/09 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Announces Bachelorettes for 14th Edition of the Bachelor
"The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" premieres Monday, January 4 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/16/09 - 09:57 AM]
TLC's "What Not to Wear" Rings in the New Year with All New Episodes
The network mainstay returns Friday, January 8 at 9:00/8:00c with its 250th episode due on January 29.

[12/16/09 - 09:48 AM]
Dynamite Rivals Family Dynamic in New TLC Series the Imploders
The six-part series will now launch Wednesday, December 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/16/09 - 09:47 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts New 1st Quarter Slate with Six New Series and the Finale of on the Case with Paula Zahn
Newcomers include PRISON WIVES, DISAPPEARED, I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT, MYSTERY FILES, AMERICA'S SMALL TOWN SECRETS and LIVING WITH THE DEAD.

[12/16/09 - 09:18 AM]
Hallmark Channel Launches in High Definition Format in February 2010
"We're delighted to be providing our family-friendly programming in compelling high definition format to this growing audience," said the network's Bill Abbott.

[12/16/09 - 09:16 AM]
Food Network Whips Up a Record Year in 2009
Food Network spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/16/09 - 09:09 AM]
CBS Wins Every Half-Hour in Viewers and Key Demos for the Second Consecutive Night
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 15.

[12/16/09 - 07:31 AM]
The 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Announces Nick Jonas & the Administration as This Year's House Band
Kristin Chenoweth hosts the event, airing Friday, January 15 at 9:00/8:00c on VH1.

[12/16/09 - 06:01 AM]
Fashion's Premier Competition Series Project Runway Returns to New York Beginning January 14
Lifetime details the 16 designers and models for the latest cycles of "Project Runway" and "Models of the Runway."

[12/16/09 - 12:01 AM]
Eva Longoria Parker Joins "Billboard's New Year's Eve Live" to Ring in the New Year Thursday, December 31, on Fox
Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and Sean Kingston are also set to appear.

[12/15/09 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 15
Updates include: Clyde Phillips departs "Dexter"; VH1 orders "Tough Love" spin-off; and a quartet to recur on HBO's "True Blood."

[12/15/09 - 02:46 PM]
Monday Night Football Wins the Night in Key Male Demos Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 14.

[12/15/09 - 01:21 PM]
NBC Wins the Primetime Week of DeC. 7-13 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 7-13.

[12/15/09 - 12:29 PM]
HBO Receives 17 Golden Globe Nominations, the Most of Any Television Network This Year
"Big Love," "Grey Gardens," "Into the Storm," "Entourage," "Hung," "Taking Chance" and "True Blood" all received nods.

[12/15/09 - 12:23 PM]
'Mad Men' and Precious Lead the Way as Lionsgate Scores Nine Golden Globe Nominations
"Mad Men" is up for best drama while Jon Hamm, January Jones and "Nurse Jackie's" Edie Falco each landed acting nods.

[12/15/09 - 12:09 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 7-13.

[12/15/09 - 12:08 PM]
G4 Presents Three Nights of All-New Specials to Wrap Up the Holidays and Ring in the New Year!
"Olivia! The Munn-der Years," "The High Road with Doug Benson," "Web Soup: 2009 Golden Download Awards" and "Women of the Web 2" are on tap in the coming weeks.

[12/15/09 - 11:38 AM]
Lifetime Television Secures Most Golden Globe Nominations Among All Basic-Cable with Four Nods
Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Jeremy Irons each received nods as did "Georgia O'Keeffe" for best made-for-TV project.

[12/15/09 - 11:35 AM]
ESPN's Fall Slate of Critically Acclaimed "30 for 30" Series Wraps Up with "The U" - ESPN's Most Watched Documentary
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, December 12.

[12/15/09 - 11:10 AM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie 'Christmas in Canaan' Powers Network to Highest Weekly Rating in Network's History
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 12.

[12/15/09 - 10:55 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Receives Three Golden Globe Award Nominations
"Cougar Town's" Courteney Cox and "Lost's" Michael Emerson both received nods, as did "Modern Family" for best comedy.

[12/15/09 - 10:18 AM]
ABC Family Original Movie, "Santa Baby 2 Christmas Maybe," Ranks as Cable's No. 1 Telecast in Its Time Period
ABC Family spins the numbers for Sunday, December 13.

[12/15/09 - 10:01 AM]
Viewers Embrace CBS Monday
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, December 14.

[12/15/09 - 09:51 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Year-Ago Week with Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 7-13.

[12/15/09 - 09:40 AM]
Holidays Bring Season Highs for FOX's Glee and Bones!
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 7-13.

[12/15/09 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Universal Television Earns Seven Major Golden Globe Nominations as '30 Rock,' 'The Office' and 'House' Named Among Best Television Series Nominees
"We're honored to receive so many high-profile nominations and want to applaud this recognition paid to some of our biggest stars," said Jeff Gaspin.

[12/15/09 - 08:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Caps Spongebob Squarepants' 10th Anniversary Celebration with New Season Pick Up Order
The new order will bring the total number of episodes for the series to 178 and will feature the original voice cast.

[12/15/09 - 05:37 AM]
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
"Glee" leads all TV series nominations with four followed by "30 Rock," "Big Love," "Damages," "Dexter" and "Mad Men" with three each.

[12/15/09 - 12:09 AM]
Interview: "Paranormal State" Executive Producer Elaine Frontain Bryant

[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.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.