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[12/18/09 - 07:03 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 18
Updates include: ABC orders pilot from British comedian Danny Wallace; Megan Holley to bring "Sunshine Cleaning" to Showtime; and Boris Kodjoe set as male lead in NBC's "Undercovers."

[12/18/09 - 03:05 PM]
NBC.com Ranks #1 Among Competitive Broadcast Network Web Sites for November 2009
NBC spins the digital numbers for the month of November.

[12/18/09 - 03:02 PM]
NBC Announces All-American Chef and TV Personality Guy Fieri as Host of Family-Friendly Primetime Game Show 'Perfect 10'
Interested competitors can try out at Fieri's upcoming Roadshows, which will take place in Mesa, Arizona (December 18) and Las Vegas, Nevada (December 19).

[12/18/09 - 02:33 PM]
Exclusive: FOX to Also Swap "Tucson," "Cleveland" on Sundays
Newcomer "Sons of Tucson" will now launch on Sunday, March 14 at 9:30/8:30c while "Cleveland" will stay put at 8:30/7:30c.

[12/18/09 - 11:57 AM]
CMT Celebrates Most-Watched Year, Sets Pace for Even Bigger 2010
CMT spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/09 - 11:50 AM]
Discovery Communications Announces New Organizational Structure for U.S. Networks Portfolio
Clark Bunting has been tapped as acting President and General Manager of Discovery following the departure of John Ford.

[12/18/09 - 11:49 AM]
Adventure Is His Beat: Olly Steeds Is on the Case of the World's Biggest Mysteries
Discovery's SOLVING HISTORY WITH OLLY STEEDS premieres Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/09 - 11:45 AM]
ABC to Wrap "Scrubs," "Ted" in January
The network will double run both series in the Tuesday, 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c hours beginning January 5.

[12/18/09 - 11:26 AM]
Exclusive: FOX to Flip "Target," "Idol" on Wednesdays
Beginning January 27, "Human Target" will assume the 8:00/7:00c slot on Wednesday nights with "Idol" following at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/18/09 - 10:59 AM]
Get "Lost" on the 101 Network with Recap Specials of Seasons One Through Five, Beginning December 26
The six recap specials will air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning December 26.

[12/18/09 - 09:59 AM]
The Penultimate Episode of "Survivor: Samoa," "Csi" and "The Mentalist" Drive CBS to Decisive Thursday Win
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 17.

[12/18/09 - 08:05 AM]
A&E Goes on Ghost Patrol with New Real-Life Series "Paranormal Cops"
The cable channel confirms the newcomer's launch on Tuesday, January 19 at 10:30/9:30c.

[12/18/09 - 06:01 AM]
'VH1 Storytellers: John Mayer' to Premiere on VH1 Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 PM*
Plus: VH1 today has also launched its new Storytellers site at Storytellers.VH1.com.

[12/18/09 - 12:45 AM]
Interview: "The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty" Executive Producer Jodi Gomes

[12/17/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 17
Updates include: The CW puts unaired "Beautiful Life" on YouTube; USA to bring "The Freshman" to the small screen; and Emmy Rossum, Allison Janney to be "Shameless" for Showtime.

[12/17/09 - 03:51 PM]
Tiaras Wins Third Season on Tlc
The series, which follows the participants of child beauty pageants and their parents, will return Wednesday, January 20.

[12/17/09 - 03:50 PM]
Spike Adds Stealth "Bms" Premiere, "Entourage" Repeats
The cable channel will preview its new comedy "Blue Mountain State" after its "UFC Fight Night" telecast on Monday, January 11.

[12/17/09 - 03:33 PM]
Discovery Channel's Hit Series Mythbusters Tops Wednesday Night in Key Demos
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 16.

[12/17/09 - 02:41 PM]
Bravo Media Celebrates Fourth Consecutive Best Year Ever Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/09 - 02:39 PM]
Fifth Season of Syfy's Ghost Hunters Becomes Channel's Most Watched Original Series Ever
Syfy spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/09 - 02:33 PM]
Conan O'Brien Leads the Week of DeC. 7-11 in the Key Late-Night Race of Adults 18-49
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 7-12.

[12/17/09 - 01:08 PM]
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and "The Colbert Report" Launch in Hd Starting on Monday, January 4
Fans will be able to "revel in their respective shows in crisp picture quality as the shows transition to the new format."

[12/17/09 - 12:45 PM]
Veteran Comic & Late-Night Favorite Jake Johannsen's I Love You to Premiere on Showtime(R), January 1st at 9:30 PM Pt/Et
The special marks the 2010 premiere of SHOWTIME LAUGH OUT LOUD, a "comedy platform that showcases adult comedy for premium television audiences."

[12/17/09 - 12:03 PM]
Nancy Tellem Named Senior Advisor to the Ceo for CBS Corporation
Tellem, President of the Network Television Entertainment Group, will transition to a new role with the Company beginning in January.

[12/17/09 - 11:45 AM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" for 25th Consecutive Week in Total Viewers
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 7-11.

[12/17/09 - 10:39 AM]
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Justin Bruening, Constance Marie and Eric Roberts Star in 'Class,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Which Has Begun Production
"Class" is the story of "a well-to-do law student who is given the assignment to help a young, working class woman facing a tough life situation."

[12/17/09 - 10:37 AM]
Exclusive: "Fringe" to Get "House" Boost on January 11
An original installment of the second-year series will follow a new "House" on Monday, January 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/17/09 - 10:02 AM]
CBS's "Late Show" and "The Late Late Show" Continue Their Winning Ways
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 7-11.

[12/17/09 - 09:57 AM]
Gary Unmarried Attracts Its Largest Audience Ever and Highest Demos in More Than a Year
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 16.

[12/17/09 - 09:40 AM]
The Goode Family to Air on Comedy Central(R) Beginning January 4, 2010
The short-lived ABC series will air Mondays at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/17/09 - 09:39 AM]
ABC Entertainment and the Lilith 2010 Tour Announce a Multi-Platform Media Partnership
Said event will be strongly represented across ABC television shows and online at ABC.com via the ABC Music Lounge.

[12/17/09 - 09:30 AM]
'Ultimate Cake Off' Returns to TLC with George Duran as Host
The show's second season bows Monday, February 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/09 - 09:03 AM]
Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon Joins We TV's We Volunteer Public Affairs Campaign "Pledge 24 in 2010"
The campaign encourages women and the people in their lives to volunteer locally for one day (24 hours).

[12/17/09 - 08:32 AM]
Syfy Celebrates New Season of Chuck with Eight-Hour Marathon Airing Thursday, January 7, from 5pm-1am (ET/PT)
"Chuck" returns for a third season on NBC the following Sunday at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/17/09 - 07:24 AM]
Natasha Bedingfield, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Boyz Ii Men and Smokey Robinson to Perform a Cappella on NBC's Live Finale of 'The Sing-Off' Monday, December 21
The winner receives a $100,000 grand prize and an Epic Records/Sony Music Recording contract.

[12/17/09 - 06:15 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"30 Rock," "The Closer" and "Dexter" lead the TV nominations with three each.

[12/17/09 - 05:19 AM]
Fan Favorites and Special Premieres Heat Up the Holidays with Action and Adventure Only on Discovery
Plus: newcomer "Motor City Motors" now set for a Monday, December 28 launch.

[12/17/09 - 05:01 AM]
The Forecast Calls for 'Fabulous' as 'Rupaul's Drag Race' Returns to Logo for a Second Season on February 1, 2010 at 9:00pm ET/PT
Guest judges this season include Kathy Griffin, Cloris Leachman, Debbie Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Collins, Henry Rollins, Kathy Najimy and Terri Nunn.

[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.







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[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
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