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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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[12/12/19 - 03:15 PM]
Amazon Studios Orders Fourth Season of the Award-Winning Comedy "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"We were thrilled to hear that for the fourth time, we do not have to pack up and vacate the premises," said Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.

[12/12/19 - 01:50 PM]
Lifetime's New Documentary Film Series "Hopelessly in Love" Explores Iconic and Tragic Celebrity Unions in Pop Culture History as a Three-Week Event This January
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Andre Rison; Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G.; and Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead are the featured topics.

[12/12/19 - 01:01 PM]
IFC's "Brockmire" Swings for the Fences in Its Fourth and Final Season Premiering in March 2020
Returning for the series' final season are Amanda Peet, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Katie Finneran.

[12/12/19 - 12:55 PM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires David France's "Welcome to Chechnya" Ahead of Its World Premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival
This searing documentary shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya.

[12/12/19 - 12:29 PM]
USA Network Reveals Premiere Dates for Rosario Dawson Led Anthology Series "Briarpatch" and New Story of Critically-Acclaimed Series "The Sinner"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Thursday, February 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/12/19 - 12:26 PM]
Walt Disney Television Renews "Tamron Hall" for a Second Season
"As one of the highest-rated new talk shows in five years, 'Tamron Hall' is connecting with audiences in such a powerful and unique way, and we are thrilled to build on that momentum with a second season," said Karey Burke.

[12/12/19 - 11:54 AM]
HGTV Picks Up a New Season of "Flip or Flop" with Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa
The season finale will air on Thursday, December 12, with the new episodes slated to premiere in August 2020.

[12/12/19 - 11:12 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" Returns with All Stars LA Premiering Thursday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/PT
All Stars LA features the fiercest group of competitors the show has seen with 15 finalists, front runners and fan favorites from seasons past who have all returned to finish what they started and battle it out for the coveted title.

[12/12/19 - 11:00 AM]
New HBO Drama Series "The Outsider" Debuts January 12
The 10-episode series follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods.

[12/12/19 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces the First Four Episodes of the Ninth Season of "Undercover Boss," Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8
The companies, in order of their air dates, are Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, Anytime Fitness, Dippin' Dots and Clean Harbors.

[12/12/19 - 10:47 AM]
Showtime(R) to Air the Television Premiere of "Pavarotti" from Academy Award(R)-Winning Director Ron Howard
Featuring Pavarotti's iconic performances and never-before-seen footage, the film is an intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time.

[12/12/19 - 10:29 AM]
CBS All Access' True-Crime Series "Interrogation" to Premiere Thursday, Feb. 6
With all episodes dropping at once, viewers will see the day of the crime and then follow the evidence like a cold case detective, abandon the linear narrative and determine their own investigative path by watching the episodes leading up to the finale in any order.

[12/12/19 - 10:22 AM]
Ovation TV Sets Premiere Date for a Lucky 13th Season of "Murdoch Mysteries"; Celebrates 200th Episode Mid-Season
Airing back to back episodes all season long, the 13th season premiere will air on Ovation starting Saturday, February 1.

[12/12/19 - 10:18 AM]
Video: BBC America Releases Trailer for "Seven Worlds, One Planet"
The seven-part series marks the first time BBC Studio's Natural History Unit has explored all the planet's continents in a single series.

[12/12/19 - 10:11 AM]
"The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU" Celebrates TV's Longest-Running Drama
Look for the one-hour special on Thursday, January 2 at 9:00/8:00c.