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[12/22/09 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 22
Updates include: Anthony Zuiker lands another hour at CBS; and ABC pilots "Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid."

[12/22/09 - 02:47 PM]
Monday Night Football Wins the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 21.

[12/22/09 - 01:43 PM]
FOX Turns Yellow with "Simpsons" Fever This January
The 20th anniversary will culminate on Sunday, January 10 with the landmark 450th episode, "Once Upon a Time in Springfield."

[12/22/09 - 01:17 PM]
Glitz and Glamour Take Center Stage as TNT and People Magazine Present the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Red Carpet Show
Peter Castro and Thea Andrews will host said coverage, which begins live at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, January 23.

[12/22/09 - 12:32 PM]
The Ricky Gervais Show, Animated Comedy Series Based on the Smash-Hit Podcast, Debuts FeB. 19, Exclusively on Hbo
The show's debut will be followed by the second-season launch of "The Life and Times of Tim."

[12/22/09 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie 'The Three Gifts' Top-Rated Movie of Week on Ad-Supported Cable
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 19.

[12/22/09 - 11:58 AM]
Nickelodeon Is 2009's Top-Ranked Cable Network
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/22/09 - 11:50 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of DeC. 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 14-20.

[12/22/09 - 11:38 AM]
They All Start SomewherE... "American Idol" Returns Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13, on Fox
FOX details the schedule for the first two months of the show's ninth season.

[12/22/09 - 11:10 AM]
Exclusive: FOX Expands "Idol" Premiere Week
The show's Wednesday, January 13 installment will now run 75 minutes, pushing the launch of "Our Little Genius" to 9:15/8:15c.

[12/22/09 - 10:46 AM]
Entertainment Tonight Rules as #1 Newsmagazine for 700 Consecutive Weeks
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of December 7-13.

[12/22/09 - 10:45 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Maxwell and Taylor Swift to Perform on "The 52nd Annual Grammy(R) Awards" JaN. 31 on Cbs
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced at a later date.

[12/22/09 - 10:44 AM]
CBS Dominates the Week in All Key Measures with Its Best Deliveries in a Month
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 14-20.

[12/22/09 - 09:59 AM]
Doctor Who Gives BBC America Best Night Ever
BBC America spins the numbers for Saturday, December 19.

[12/22/09 - 09:47 AM]
VH1 Heads Back to Rehab with DR. Drew Pinsky for a Third Installment of "Celebrity Rehab with DR. Drew"
Mackenzie Phillips, Hiedi Fleiss, Tom Sizemore and Dennis Rodman are among those featured in the new season, due on January 7.

[12/22/09 - 09:17 AM]
Mega Super-Star Jay-Z to Peform with Rihanna and Premiere the First Music Video of the Decade, His "On to the Next One" During "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly," Thursday, December 31
"The real star of any New Year's Eve show is New York City and JAY-Z is New York," said Daly.

[12/22/09 - 08:50 AM]
There's a New Taylor in Town When 'Home Improvement's 'Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor and His Family Join TV Land Beginning January 4th
The series kicks off with a week-long marathon starting at 8:00/7:00c each night.

[12/22/09 - 08:05 AM]
FOX Dances to Victory Among Adults 18-34 as "So You Think You Can Dance" Crowns a Winner
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 14-20.

[12/22/09 - 07:43 AM]
We TV's Little Miss Perfect Returns to the Stage, Exploring More of the On-And-Offstage Lives of Junior Beauty Queens Beginning Tuesday, January 12 at 10pm ET/PT
The second season was originally set to air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/22/09 - 06:01 AM]
Liberty Media Names Chris Albrecht as New President and Ceo of Starz, Llc
"I have always seen Starz as a bold, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented brand - one that I believe will be a great home for me," said Albrecht.

[12/22/09 - 12:36 AM]
Interview: "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal" Executive Producer Betsy Schechter

[12/21/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 21
Updates include: Brett Ratner inks an overall deal with 20th; and Showtime to broadcast its "Ronna & Beverly" pilot.

[12/21/09 - 03:24 PM]
Making Changes, Defining Choices and Taking a Stand in the Nation's Capital as MTV's "The Real World: D.C." Premieres on Wednesday, December 30 at 10pm ET/PT
The show's 23rd season will consist of 14 one-hour episodes.

[12/21/09 - 12:48 PM]
New Original Series Help Lead TruTV to Biggest Year Ever in Ratings
truTV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/21/09 - 11:49 AM]
Comedy Central February Programming Highlights
"Important Things with Demetri Martin" and "The Sarah Silverman Program" are both set to return on Thursday, February 4.

[12/21/09 - 11:23 AM]
Disney XD Orders a New Live-Action Comedy Series "Pair of Kings"
Mitchel Musso and Doc Shaw star in the multi-camera comedy, due in the fall of 2010.

[12/21/09 - 11:20 AM]
TLC Scores with Tailgate Takedown
The six-part series premieres Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/21/09 - 11:13 AM]
Starz Returns to the Arena with More 'Spartacus'
The newcomer has been picked up for a 13-episode second season, a month ahead of its series premiere.

[12/21/09 - 10:18 AM]
U.S. Premiere of Survivors - February 13, BBC America
The series focuses on "the world in the aftermath of a virus where only a lonely few are left to start over in a devastated world where everything that was once safe and familiar is now strange and dangerous."

[12/21/09 - 09:51 AM]
The Two-Hour Season Finale of "Survivor: Samoa" Delivers a Larger Audience Than Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, December 20.

[12/21/09 - 08:01 AM]
Whatever Robert Verdi Wants, Robert Verdi Gets on Logo's 'The Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi'
The comedy/reality series premieres Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/21/09 - 07:52 AM]
The Toughest Job Your Boss Will Ever Do Is YourS..."Undercover Boss"
White Castle, 7-Eleven, Hooters and Churchill Downs are among the featured companies on the upcoming CBS series.

[12/21/09 - 07:47 AM]
A 'Super' Premiere for "Undercover Boss"
Plus: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" to bow Thursday, February 11 and "The Amazing Race" is due back on Sunday, February 14.

[12/21/09 - 07:25 AM]
Syfy Takes Ghostly Adventure Global with the Return of Hit Reality Series, Ghost Hunters International Premiering Wednesday January 6
The seven, hour-long episodes will have the GHI team traveling to "a different international country each week in pursuit of the truth behind bizarre supernatural claims."

[12/19/09 - 10:28 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 18.

[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.







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[09/19/18 - 09:00 AM]
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[09/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
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[09/19/18 - 08:00 AM]
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