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[01/15/10 - 08:20 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 15
Updates include: FOX, ABC, CBS all added pilots; E! orders two new reality series; and Jessica Parker Kennedy joins NBC's "Undercovers."

[01/15/10 - 04:47 PM]
Archer Ratings Sterling
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, January 14.

[01/15/10 - 02:16 PM]
BBC America Premieres Bafta Award-Winning Series the Choir
The series, featuring unlikely reality star in choirmaster Gareth Malone, premieres this spring.

[01/15/10 - 02:09 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Global Broadcast Rights to 'Restrepo', Feature-Length Documentary by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Chosen for Opening Night Premiere at Sundance
The two chronicled "the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, focusing on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military."

[01/15/10 - 11:46 AM]
Bravo Partners with Nexxus as Fully Integrated Sponsor for Third Season of "Shear Genius" Premiering Wednesday, February 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
The new season will now launch at 10:00/9:00c instead of the previously announced 11:00/10:00c slot.

[01/15/10 - 11:41 AM]
Billie Piper Talks to the Real "Belle De Jour" and Goes Inside the Pages of a Real Call Girl's Diary
The half-hour special will air as the kick-off to the third season on Monday, January 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/15/10 - 10:32 AM]
Showtime Celebrates Black History Month with Premieres of New Comedy Documentary, Tyler Perry Film, & Stand-Up Specials
Paul Mooney, Tony Roberts and Leslie "Big Les" Jones will each be featured in their own specials.

[01/15/10 - 09:58 AM]
IFC Presents the "Band" Spankin' New Original Series Dinner with the Band Hosted by Celebrated Nyc Chef Sam Mason
The new season bows Tuesday, April 27 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/15/10 - 09:57 AM]
Get Ready for Another Helping OF... Food Party, the IFC Original Comedy Series
20 all-new 15-minute episodes will begin Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/15/10 - 09:51 AM]
Viacom's MTV Networks Presents 'Hope for Haiti,' an Earthquake Relief Global Telethon
ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, and CMT are all set to carry the two-hour event, airing Friday, January 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/15/10 - 09:35 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 14.

[01/15/10 - 09:05 AM]
Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp Returns for a 7th Season with a Starstudded Cast
The new season, due on February 8, features Bobby Brown, Jay McCarroll, KayCee Stroh, Kevin Federline, Nicole Eggert, Sebastian Bach, Shar Jackson and Tanisha Thomas.

[01/15/10 - 09:04 AM]
Jessica Simpson Set to Travel Around the World to Find "The Price of Beauty" in a New Original Series on Vh1
The series is set to premiere on Sunday, March 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/15/10 - 09:03 AM]
Rising Teen Talent Victoria Justice Takes Star Turn in "Victorious"
Nickelodeon's latest live-action comedy will premiere Saturday, March 27, at 9:30/8:30c.

[01/15/10 - 09:02 AM]
MTV Enters "The World of Jenks" as the Filmmaker Explores Strangers' Lives in New Docu-Series Premiering Summer 2010
The series will build off Jenks' first film, HBO's "Room 335," in which he moved into an assisted-living facility and stayed for over a month.

[01/15/10 - 09:01 AM]
MTV Continues to Diversify Slate with Two New Original Scripted Comedy Series
"The Hard Times of RJ Berger" and "Warren the Ape" will both premiere in June.

[01/15/10 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Thursday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 14.

[01/15/10 - 07:43 AM]
Interview: "Big Love" Co-Creators Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer

[01/15/10 - 07:41 AM]
Interview: "The Singing Bee" Host Melissa Peterman

[01/15/10 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Presents Award-Winning Film 'Facing Ali'
The documentary, about the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, premieres Monday, February 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/15/10 - 03:01 AM]
VH1 Announces Exclusive World Premieres of Michael Jackson's "They Don't Really Care About Us" Music Video
Plus: a new 30-minute original special, "All Access: Making 'Michael Jackson's This Is It,'" will air Saturday, January 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/10 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 14
Updates include: Carla Gallo, Jose Zuniga join revamped "The Station" at FOX; and Thom Filicia to host Style's "Tacky House."

[01/14/10 - 04:07 PM]
Sunday Best Season 2 Finalists Latice Crawford and Jeff Spain Are Headed to the Chapel in BET's Brand New Reality Series 'Almost Married' Premiering Summer 2010
The series will "follow the relationship of two very different people with a common and strong love for God, family and music."

[01/14/10 - 04:06 PM]
Gospel Greats Donnie Mcclurkin and Yolanda Adams Join the All-Star Team of Judges for the Third Season of BET's 'Sunday Best'
The 10-week competition will venture to Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa for the first ever international auditions.

[01/14/10 - 04:05 PM]
Tiny & Toya Return to BET for Another Season of Growth, Determination and Heart on 'Tiny & Toya'
The show's second season is due back on Tuesday, April 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/10 - 04:04 PM]
BET Cruises Into High Gear with an All-New Reality Series, 'The Family Crews'
The newcomer launches Sunday, February 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/14/10 - 04:03 PM]
Dubose Entertainment and BET Chronicle the Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of NFL Star Michael Vick
The series premieres on Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/10 - 04:02 PM]
Compelling Documentary 'Ten9eight' to Premiere on BET Sunday, February 7 at 12 Noon*
The special will also encore Monday, February 8 at 8:00/7:00c on Centric.

[01/14/10 - 04:01 PM]
Centric Premieres Two New Original Series 'Model City' and 'Keeping Up with the Jones'
The former launches Thursday, February 18 at 8:00/7:00c while the latter is due in April.

[01/14/10 - 02:50 PM]
Al Pacino Stars in a Film by Barry Levinson, HBO Films' You Don't Know Jack
Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Danny Huston and Brenda Vaccaro also star.

[01/14/10 - 02:49 PM]
New HBO Drama Series Treme, Created and Executive Produced by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, to Debut in April
"What happens in New Orleans matters," said David Simon. "An ascendant society rebuilds its great cities."

[01/14/10 - 02:48 PM]
HBO Miniseries Presents the Pacific, an Epic Ten-Part Event
The mini-series will air on consecutive Sundays from March 14 through May 16 on the pay channel.

[01/14/10 - 02:47 PM]
A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration Debuts JaN. 31, Exclusively on Hbo
The project is "a moving portrait of the remarkable diversity of families today that challenges stereotypes."

[01/14/10 - 02:44 PM]
Hbo/Cinemax Programming Overview
The pay channel gives a status update on all its various properties.

[01/14/10 - 02:40 PM]
Cinemax "See It Saturday" Films for Early 2010 Showcase Hollywood's Hottest Movies
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, WATCHMEN: DIRECTOR'S CUT, I LOVE YOU, MAN, STATE OF PLAY, THE UNBORN and THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT are all due in the coming months.

[01/14/10 - 02:39 PM]
HBO Sports(R) Documentary Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, Exploring Basketball's Fiercest Rivalry, Debuts March 6
"Larry Bird and 'Magic' Johnson are basketball royalty," says Ross Greenburg, president, HBO Sports.

[01/14/10 - 02:38 PM]
HBO Sports Begins Production on Broad Street Bullies, Documentary About the Legendary Championship Hockey Team
The project revolves around "the legendary Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup championship squads of the 1970s."

[01/14/10 - 02:37 PM]
Hbo2 Continues Its Weekly Wednesday Documentary Series in the First Half of 2010
Films on tap include THIS IS MY AFRICA, MAKING THE CROOKED STRAIGHT and AN OMAR BROADWAY FILM.

[01/14/10 - 02:35 PM]
HBO Sets Documentary Lineup for the First Half of 2010
AFGHAN STAR, REPORTER, GOOGLE BABY, SERGIO and A MOTHER'S COURAGE are among the featured titles.

[01/14/10 - 02:35 PM]
Spike Lee Returns to HBO for New Documentary Film Event, a Follow-Up to the Emmy(R)-Winning Film "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts"
The production begins shooting tomorrow in New Orleans and debuts on HBO this summer, marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

[01/14/10 - 01:51 PM]
Auteur, Filmmaker and Rock Musician Rob Zombie to Direct an Episode of "Csi: Miami," to Be Broadcast Monday, March 1
The episode marks Zombie's television directorial debut.

[01/14/10 - 01:23 PM]
Brooke Burke Named New Host of TV Land's Hit Reality Series 'She's Got the Look'
The show has also renewed partnerships with SELF Magazine and world-renowned modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models, Inc.

[01/14/10 - 01:00 PM]
CBS Renews "Ncis: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife" for the 2010-2011 Season
"Two great new series, fronted by talented stars on one big night of television," said Nina Tassler.

[01/14/10 - 12:57 PM]
Curb Your Enthusiasm to Premiere on TV Guide Network with Full-Length Episodes as Originally Conceived by Legendary Show Creator and Star Larry David
The show's repeat run will begin Wednesday, March 10 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[01/14/10 - 12:53 PM]
Buckle Up for New Travel Channel Reality Competition, 'America's Worst Driver,' as a City Is Discovered Through Its Chaotic Streets
The newcomer premieres Sunday, March 14 at 10:00/9:00c and runs through May 9.

[01/14/10 - 12:51 PM]
Live from Miami on February 3, Man V. Food Kicks Off Travel Channel's New Lineup of Original Programming
Also on tap in the coming weeks: SAMANTHA BROWN'S TENTH ANNIVERSARY and FOOD WARS.

[01/14/10 - 12:51 PM]
ABC News' Coverage of Haiti Earthquake, Tonight Thursday January 14th
The one-hour special will replace tonight's previously announced repeat of "Grey's Anatomy" at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/14/10 - 12:24 PM]
Get to Know the "American Idol" Hollywood-Round Contestants Only at AmericanidoL.com
Fans can "find interviews with the Hollywood hopefuls who discuss what it means to make it to the next round, musical influences and what motivated them to audition."

[01/14/10 - 12:18 PM]
NBC Presents Post-Winter Olympics Primetime Schedule Beginning March 1
"Law & Order," "Parenthood," "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Marriage Ref" are all headed to 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/10 - 12:06 PM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Draws It Best Numbers in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 4-8.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
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[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
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[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
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[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
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The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
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[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
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