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[01/21/10 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 21
Updates include: ABC greenlights two pilots; Madchen Amick to recur on "CSI: NY"; and Rob Lowe to depart ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

[01/21/10 - 02:49 PM]
High School Reunion Posts Double-Digit Jumps Over Last Week's Season Premiere
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 20.

[01/21/10 - 02:47 PM]
Food Network, HGTV Return to Cablevision
"We'd like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we worked with Scripps to reach an agreement that is fair," said John Bickham.

[01/21/10 - 02:32 PM]
USA Premieres White Collar on Tuesday Nights to Record Demos and a Younger Audience
USA spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 19.

[01/21/10 - 02:27 PM]
Showtime Sports(R) Announces 'Inside Nascar' Talent: Chris Myers, Randy Pemberton, Brad Daugherty, Michael Waltrip
The series will launch Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/21/10 - 02:02 PM]
Tell All the PeoplE... the Music of Legendary Rock Group the Doors Will Play Exclusively Throughout the Episode of "Cold Case" on Sunday, FeB. 21
The featured songs will be "Light My Fire," "Waiting for the Sun," "Love Her Madly," "Wild Child," "Riders on the Storm," "Moonlight Drive" and "People Are Strange."

[01/21/10 - 01:18 PM]
TNT Aggressively Expands Original Programming Slate by Greenlighting Three New Original Series
TNT has ordered 10 episodes of each of the series, with plans to have DELTA BLUES and RIZZOLI & ISLES premiere in 2010 and the untitled alien-invasion series debut in 2011.

[01/21/10 - 12:04 PM]
Multi-Talented Actor, Comedian, Radio Personality and Best-Selling Author Steve Harvey Named New Host of "Family Feud"
The long-running game show begins its 12th season this fall.

[01/21/10 - 11:14 AM]
Kimora Lee Simmons Is Back for a New Season of "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" Premiering March 21 on the Style Network
Plus: look for "Kimora's Home Movies: Baby Kenzo's Birth," a stand-alone special, on Sunday, February 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/21/10 - 11:08 AM]
Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" Delivers Series' Highest Rated Premiere Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 19.

[01/21/10 - 11:04 AM]
A&E Network and Bio Channel Present "Private Sessions: Songs for Haiti" Sunday, January 24 from 8-10am ET/PT
Host Lynn Hoffman will revisit the series' best performances highlighted by new messages from guests Barry Manilow, Dee Snider, Annie Lenox and more.

[01/21/10 - 11:03 AM]
FOX Reality Channel's Most Successful Original Franchise Solitary Returns with an All New Season of Solitary V4.0
The cable channel confirms the show's return date as Saturday, January 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/21/10 - 10:09 AM]
Oxygen Takes Hit Series "Bad Girls Club" to Miami for Fifth Season
The series is "currently casting for the new season and looking for some local flavor, holding a casting call in Miami, Saturday, January 23."

[01/21/10 - 09:20 AM]
'Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief' Adds New Musical Performances and Celebrity Participants to Superstar Lineup
Newly added performers are Beyonce in London, Madonna in New York City, and Haitian artist Emeline Michel in Los Angeles.

[01/21/10 - 09:20 AM]
Criminals Minds Posts Largest Audience and Highest Key Demo Ratings Since Its Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 20.

[01/21/10 - 09:10 AM]
Modern Family and Cougar Town Post Best Results Since September
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 20.

[01/21/10 - 08:35 AM]
BBC America to Broadcast Live Six Nations Rugby Championship
BBC AMERICA's first match will be from London, where England faces off against Wales, on Saturday, February 6.

[01/21/10 - 08:32 AM]
NBC Announces That Jay Leno Will Return to Host 'The Tonight Show' from 11:35 P.M.-12:35 A.M. (ET) Beginning March 1
Plus: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" will continue to be broadcast from 12:35-1:35 a.m. (ET).

[01/21/10 - 08:21 AM]
Statement from NBC and Conan O'Brien
O'Brien will make his final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show" on January 22.

[01/21/10 - 08:20 AM]
CBS Announces the 11 Teams Racing in the Emmy Award-Winning Series, "The Amazing Race," Premiering February 14
Season 16 features teams from all walks of life, including "couples, parents, siblings, friends, models, lawyers, detectives and even cowboys."

[01/21/10 - 07:44 AM]
Robot Chicken Gets Unprecedented Two-Season Pick-Up
The 40-episode pick-up will cover seasons five and six.

[01/21/10 - 06:52 AM]
Big Mountain Skiing and a Boy's Coming of Age Meet at the Edge of Never Premiering Friday, February 5 at 8 PM (ET/PT) on Showtime
The film is "an exhilarating skiing documentary with breathtaking action footage blended with a touching story of a boy's rite of passage."

[01/21/10 - 06:14 AM]
Plant Green to Debut World Television Premiere of Film What's on Your Plate?
The project will air on Saturday, February 6 at 10:00/9:00c as part of the network's REEL IMPACT weekly documentary strand.

[01/21/10 - 05:09 AM]
R&b Superstar Omarion Heats Up Thursday Nights on MTV as the Network Names Him the New Judge of Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew
He'll replace Shane Sparks on the new season, due Thursday, January 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/20/10 - 10:01 PM]
Roddenberry Productions in Development with Imagine Entertainment on Classic Gene Roddenberry Pilot 'The Questor Tapes'
Tim Minear is in talks to pen the pilot, about "an android with incomplete memory tapes who searches for his creator and his purpose."

[01/20/10 - 06:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 20
Updates include: ABC adds three drama pilots; Carter MacIntyre joins NBC's "Undercovers"; and FOX orders "Strange Brew" from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.

[01/20/10 - 02:13 PM]
NBC Extends Scripted Series, Confirms Orders
"Trauma," "Law & Order," "Parks & Recreation," "Community" and "Law & Order: SVU" have each been asked for two to four additional episodes.

[01/20/10 - 01:53 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of JaN. 11-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 11-17.

[01/20/10 - 01:17 PM]
A&E Greenlights David Hasselhoff Real-Life Docu-Series
The series, slated for 2010, will "take a behind-the-scenes look into the life of 'The Hoff' focusing on his multiple entertainment and business endeavors."

[01/20/10 - 01:12 PM]
Syfy Original Movie House of Bones, Starring Charisma Carpenter, Lifts Channel to #1 in Prime Among Adults 25-54 on Saturday, January 16
Syfy spins the numbers for Saturday, January 16.

[01/20/10 - 01:00 PM]
Spring Schedule for ESPN Films' Acclaimed '30 for 30' Series Announced
Also: "Run Ricky Run," Sean Pamphilon's "intimate portrait of embattled football player Ricky Williams' hiatus from football," has been added to the roster.

[01/20/10 - 12:29 PM]
Legendary R&b Singer Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime Movie Network's Sins of the Mother
The adaptation of Carleen Brice's novel will premiere Sunday, February 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/20/10 - 12:16 PM]
60 Minutes Makes Top 10 for Eighth Time in 11 Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 17.

[01/20/10 - 12:08 PM]
AMC Orders Two Pilots, Building on Network's Original Programming Strategy
"The Killing" and "The Walking Dead" are the fourth and fifth drama pilot orders from the network to date.

[01/20/10 - 11:25 AM]
FOX Kicks Off a Mighty Midseason!
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 11-17.

[01/20/10 - 11:05 AM]
ABC Family Sets All Time Weekly Highs in Prime in Teens and Female Teens
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of January 11-17.

[01/20/10 - 10:30 AM]
ABC Posts Its 2nd-Highest-Rated Week Among Adults 18-49 Since November
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 11-17.

[01/20/10 - 10:26 AM]
CBS and Sears to Launch First-Ever Online Survivor(Tm) "Casting Call" Contest
One lucky fan will win a trip to Los Angeles to audition in front of the casting team for a potential spot on an upcoming season.

[01/20/10 - 10:25 AM]
Drama, Comedy and Football Lead CBS to a Weekly Win in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 11-17.

[01/20/10 - 09:10 AM]
Special Tribute to Michael Jackson to Feature Never-Before-Seen "This Is It" Tour Film in 3-D on "The 52nd Annual Grammy(R) Awards"
Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher will all be featured in the tribute.

[01/20/10 - 06:03 AM]
Interview: "Being Erica" Creator Jana Sinyor

[01/20/10 - 06:02 AM]
Interview: "Solving History" Star Olly Steeds

[01/20/10 - 05:53 AM]
Chef Emeril Lagasse and Ion Television Break Bread with New Original Series
The hour-long program will air on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c beginning March 28.

[01/19/10 - 07:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 19
Updates include: Twentieth renews "5th Grader" in syndication; Russell T. Davies bringing "Torchwood" to FOX; and a slew of pilots get greenlighted.

[01/19/10 - 06:48 PM]
Brian Austin Green and Oscar(R) Nominee Graham Greene Star in 'The Wild Girl' a Hallmark Movie Channel Hd Original Movie Premiering April 24
The film is the first original movie to be produced for the successful sister network of Hallmark Channel.

[01/19/10 - 06:12 PM]
'Invasion' Costars Eddie Cibrian and Lisa Sheridan Reunite in 'Healing Hands,' a Hallmark Channel in Hd Original Movie Premiering March 20
Patrick Duffy and Meagan Fay also star in the project, from Larry Levinson Productions.

[01/19/10 - 04:28 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Confirms State of the Union Plans
"American Idol" will air at 8:00/7:00c on Wednesday, January 27, bumping "Human Target" to Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/19/10 - 03:14 PM]
'Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief' Announces Lineup of Superstar Musical Performances
Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Shakira, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Rihanna are among the featured performers.

[01/19/10 - 01:27 PM]
Nickelodeon Scores Record-Breaking Night with Brand-New Icarly and Big Time Rush Debut
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Monday, January 18.

[01/19/10 - 12:32 PM]
ABC and Cafe Press Form Visionary Relationship to Let Viewers Take the Reins to Create Authorized Show Merchandise
"Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Scrubs" and "Legend of the Seeker" are among the initial offerings.







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[03/03/15 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: IFC cancels "Garfunkel & Oates"; Jon Foo set as lead in "Rush Hour" at CBS; and Jack Gore is the "Problem Child" at NBC.

[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
Idris Elba Steps Onto Set for "Luther" Two-Part Special
Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan and Patrick Malahide also star alongside the returning Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley.

[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
Spike TV Partners with Dwayne Johnson for Event Programming Development Deal
Johnson and Dany Garcia will executive produce shows ranging from big live events, specials, sports and initiatives surrounding our troops and veterans.

[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Its Sixth Annual "Top Teacher Week"
From May 4-8, "Live" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.

[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
Social Media Powerhouse ABC Family Delivers During February 2015 Driven by "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Fosters"
ABC Family spins the digital numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
Spike: The Ones to Watch - Network Launches New Logo and Tagline
The tagline encompasses the network's strategic shift to a general entertainment network delivering compelling original entertainment with an edge and a distinctive point of view.

[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Live + 7 Delivery of Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner further spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
"48 Hours: Blaming Melissa" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 28.

[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
Science Channel Skyrockets in February, Charts Best Month Ever
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in Season 2 of "Star Wars Rebels"
Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.

[03/03/15 - 11:52 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings Ultimate "Kids' Choice Awards" Interactive Experiences to Kids and Families Nationwide
Beginning Saturday, March 7, Nickelodeon will launch the Kids' Choice Awards Experience, a six-city tour featuring meet and greets with Nick stars and one of-a-kind interactive elements.

[03/03/15 - 11:45 AM]
Ovation TV Greenlights Production on Original Documentary Film, "Ford's Theatre: America's Playhouse"
The project is being co-produced by Ovation Studios and 1895 Films and is set to premiere on April 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/03/15 - 11:13 AM]
truTV Says Yes They Can to The Grawlix's "Those Who Can't," As Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Full-Length Scripted Comedy
The comedy about a trio of frustrated high school teachers stars show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.

[03/03/15 - 11:11 AM]
Spike TV Orders Eight More Episodes of "Lip Sync Battle"
The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson and Terry Crews.