[thursday, january 28, 2010]    
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[01/28/10 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 28
Updates include: Neil Patrick Harris to host CBS's "The Cube"; NBC, FOX order more pilots; and Martin Henderson to topline ABC's "Off the Map."

[01/28/10 - 04:18 PM]
FOX Finalizes Tuesday, Thursday Lineups
Find out how "American Idol," "Past Life," "Glee," "Bones" and "Fringe" will finish out the season.

[01/28/10 - 02:28 PM]
Viacom's BET Networks Presents 'Sos Saving Ourselves - Help for Haiti' Benefit Concert
Queen Latifah, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Pharrell will host the event, airing Friday, February 5 on BET, Centric, MTV and VH1.

[01/28/10 - 02:01 PM]
BET Premieres Two New Shows
Gabrielle Union will host the third annual BET HONORS on Monday while THE MICHAEL VICK PROJECT launches Tuesday.

[01/28/10 - 12:57 PM]
NBC Sends "Biggest Loser" After "Lost"
The Peacock will air both hours of next week's episode against the final season launch of ABC's "Lost."

[01/28/10 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Cordially Invites You to the Wedding of Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, on "The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding," Monday, March 8
Past "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" couples, stars and participants will be on the guest list to help the couple celebrate.

[01/28/10 - 10:34 AM]
ABC Books "Wife Swap" Return
Plus: the Alphabet has ordered two more episodes of its Monday drama "Castle."

[01/28/10 - 09:59 AM]
Roberta Flack, Elton John and Jennifer Nettles Added to Stellar Lineup for "The 52nd Annual Grammy(R) Awards," JaN. 31 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Simon Baker, Stephen Colbert, Alice Cooper, Sheryl Crow, Kaley Cuoco and more are added as presenters.

[01/28/10 - 09:01 AM]
VH1 Is Making Transformations with Three New Shows and a Hit Series Acquisition from MTV Canada
"Transform Me," "Famous Crime Scene," "Undateable" and "Peak Season: Vancouver" are all due in the coming months.

[01/28/10 - 08:26 AM]
TBS Closes Script Deal with David Spade and Sony Pictures Television for Animated Version of Spade's Joe Dirt
Spade, Fred Wolf and Donick Cary will co-write the half-hour, which comes from Happy Madison Productions.

[01/27/10 - 07:24 PM]
ABC Family Announces Pick-Up of Dramas "Huge" and "Pretty Little Liars"
Each series has been given a 10-episode order and is scheduled to premiere in 2010.

[01/27/10 - 06:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 27
Updates include: The CW orders its first two pilots; ABC adds two of its own; and NBC to move into "The Pink House."

[01/27/10 - 01:20 PM]
'Hope for Haiti Now' Hits $66 Million Mark
The figure includes proceeds from sales of the "Hope for Haiti Now" album, a collection of live performances from last week's global telethon.

[01/27/10 - 12:39 PM]
ABC Cancels "Ugly Betty"
The Alphabet has pulled the plug on the series after four seasons.

[01/27/10 - 12:33 PM]
La Bomba Drops in on Springfield on "The Simpsons" Sunday, January 31, on Fox
Additionally, Chris Martin of Coldplay will make a guest voice appearance in the episode.

[01/27/10 - 10:05 AM]
Ncis Delivers 20.15 Million Viewers Opposite "American Idol"
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 26.

[01/27/10 - 09:01 AM]
TV Land Reunites Long Lost Loves in "First Love, Second Chance"
The six-episode series bows Wednesday, March 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/27/10 - 08:33 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) Got a Brand New Bag! Back with a New Look and Today's Brightest Talent in Stand-Up, the 14th Season of 'Comedy Central Presents' Premieres Friday, February 19 at 11:00 P.M.*
Jon Lajoie, Rob Riggle, Matt Braunger, Pete Holmes, Amy Schumer, Donald Glover, Shane Mauss and The Sklar Brothers are among this season's stand-ups.

[01/27/10 - 08:10 AM]
Jennifer Lopez to Guest Star in an Episode of "How I Met Your Mother" to Be Broadcast This March
Lopez will play Anita Appleby, "a no-nonsense author of self-help books that teach women how to train men into relationship machines through the power of denial."

[01/27/10 - 08:08 AM]
Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli to Perform Together Live in a Special Fundraising Segment for Haiti Relief on "The 52nd Annual Grammy(R) Awards," JaN. 31
The pair will perform the Simon & Garfunkel classic, "Bridge Over Troubled Water," which will be made available for download at iTunes following the telecast.

[01/27/10 - 06:34 AM]
FOX Broadcasting Company Elevates Current Programming Executives
Shana C. Waterman and James Oh have both been promoted to Vice President, Current Programming.

[01/27/10 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Classic Returns with Season Four of the Hit Original Series 'That Metal Show'
Dave Mustaine, Joey Kramer, Accept, Winger, Joe Satriani, Scott Ian and Pearl Aday are among the guests for the new season, due on Saturday, February 6.

[01/27/10 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "Psych" Co-Star Dule Hill

[01/26/10 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 26
Updates include: three more join CBS's pilot roster; Conan O'Brien to produce "Justice" for NBC; and Forest Whitaker on track to join CBS's "Criminal Minds" spin-off.

[01/26/10 - 01:50 PM]
Record Audience of 3.3 Million Powers Weekend Debut of New Starz Original Series, 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'
Starz spins the numbers for Friday, January 22.

[01/26/10 - 01:34 PM]
Lifetime Schedules Special Encore Presentation of Hit Original Movie the Pregnancy Pact for January 28
The film will air prior to the encore of last week's episode of "Project Runway."

[01/26/10 - 01:02 PM]
USA Originals Drive Continued Reign at #1
USA spins the numbers for the week of January 18-24.

[01/26/10 - 12:06 PM]
Online Spirits Beware: The Ghostfacers from the Hit Show Supernatural Are Back with a New Web Series
AJ Buckley, Travis Wester, Brittany Ishibashi and Austin Basis co-star in the digital spin-off.

[01/26/10 - 12:04 PM]
MTV Unveils New Talent Fot Its Thursday Night Music-And-Dance-Driven Reality Series "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" and "Taking the Stage"
The cable channel details the new seasons of both series, premiering this Thursday starting at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/26/10 - 12:03 PM]
BBC America Celebrates the Start of Spring with BBC Earth
"BBC Earth Sunday" premieres Sunday, March 21 starting at 4:00/3:00c.

[01/26/10 - 12:00 PM]
FOX Goes Long to Score Broadcast's Highest-Rated Week in Two Seasons!
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 18-24.

[01/26/10 - 11:56 AM]
Nickelodeon's Icarly Tops All Basic Cable Programs for Week
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of January 18-24.

[01/26/10 - 11:31 AM]
Two and a Half Men and "The Big Bang Theory" Are the Week's Top Two Scripted Programs in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 18-24.

[01/26/10 - 11:26 AM]
ABC.com Offers This Week's Episode of "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" with Special Expert Commentary from the Bachelor Himself
Jillian Harris, Ed Swiderski and Chris Harrison are also featured on the commentaries.

[01/26/10 - 10:56 AM]
ABC Airs 5 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 18-24.

[01/26/10 - 09:47 AM]
Final Phase of Voting Begins for Bon Jovi's Performance on "The 52nd Annual Grammy(R) Awards," JaN. 31 on the CBS Television Network
Fans can choose between "Always," "It's My Life" and "Livin' on a Prayer."

[01/26/10 - 08:55 AM]
The Bachelor Continues to Grow/Castle Hits Series Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 25.

[01/26/10 - 08:02 AM]
Syfy Advances Damona Resnick-Hoffman, to Vice President, Alternative Programming
Resnick-Hoffman has served as Director, Alternative Programming, since March 2008.

[01/26/10 - 06:19 AM]
Perez Hilton Hosts Drama-Filled Two-Part "Bad Girls Club" Reunion on Oxygen Premiering March 16 and 23 at 10pm ET/PT
Also: "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too" to launch on Tuesday, March 16 at 11:00/10:00c and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" is due back on Monday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/26/10 - 05:57 AM]
Hallmark Channel and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Form Strategic Alliance to Create Lifestyle Programming
Plus: "The Martha Stewart Show" will be presented 10-11 a.m. (ET/PT) weekdays this fall on the cable channel.

[01/26/10 - 04:01 AM]
Make Way for the 'Toolettes' as 'Tool Academy 3' Goes Co-Ed!!!
The new season premieres Sunday, February 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/25/10 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 25
Updates include: "How I Met Your Mother" gets sixth season; ABC, CBS add comedy pilots; and Joanna Garcia to topline Shana Goldberg-Meehan's comedy for ABC.

[01/25/10 - 04:11 PM]
MTV's "16 and Pregnant" Documents the Challenges of Teen Pregnancy in Second Season Premiering February 16th at 10pm ET/PT
Additionally, MTV will air the 90-minute "Teen Mom" finale on Tuesday, January 26 followed by two specials on February 2 and 9.

[01/25/10 - 04:10 PM]
'Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief' Draws 83 Million Television Viewers in the United States
The telethon has now raised more than $61 million in donations from the general public to date.

[01/25/10 - 02:58 PM]
FOX Sports Caps Off Record-Setting NFL Season with Most-Watched Conference Championship Game in Almost 30 Years
FOX spins the numbers for Sunday, January 24.

[01/25/10 - 01:50 PM]
CBS Television Distribution Names John Terenzio as Executive Producer of Swift Justice with Nancy Grace
The strip is currently sold in 90% of the country as back-to-back half-hours and is targeted for a fall 2010 debut.

[01/25/10 - 01:42 PM]
Lifetime's the Pregnancy Pact Becomes Ad-Supported Cable's Number One Rated Movie Among Women 18-34 in Over 10 Years
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, January 23.

[01/25/10 - 01:31 PM]
Everybody Loves RaymonD... and TV Land Is No Exception!
The show's off-network run begins Thursday, March 18 on the cable channel.

[01/25/10 - 10:31 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live Celebrates Eighth Season on Abc
Harrison Ford, Kristen Bell and Silversun Pickups will be Jimmy's guests on Tuesday's season opener.

[01/25/10 - 10:22 AM]
CBS's Emmy Award-Winning Reality Franchises to Return in 2010-2011
"Survivor" is a go for seasons 21 and 22, while "The Amazing Race" is due back for season 17.

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[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.

[11/24/15 - 12:30 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Star Wars Special" to Air Wednesday, November 25 on ABC
Said encore replaces the previously announced repeat of "Nashville" that night.

[11/24/15 - 12:29 PM]
TV One's Hit Scripted Comedy "Born Again Virgin" Returns with All-New Episodes Tuesday, December 8 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
The scripted comedy is back with more dating adventures of three 30-something best friends and the challenges they face while attempting to navigate a new romantic landscape and trying to avoid the pitfalls of empty relationships.

[11/24/15 - 11:30 AM]
Music Icon and Animal Activist Emmylou Harris to Be Honored on "The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration" Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 26, On FOX
Eugene Bostick and Michael Schoepf also will be honored as ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things to better the lives of rescue animals.

[11/24/15 - 11:18 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Series "Dark Net" to Premiere Thursday, January 21st at 11 PM ET/PT
Each half-hour episode will shed light on themes such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction, the webcam sex trade and more.

[11/24/15 - 11:04 AM]
ABC Family Announces Winter Premiere Dates
New scripted drama "Recovery Road" and fan favorite "The Fosters" will now premiere on Monday, January 25.

[11/24/15 - 11:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel Is the Most-Watched Network for the 3rd Consecutive Weekend Among Households, W25-54 and Total Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 16-22.

[11/24/15 - 10:38 AM]
With the Cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Kimmel" Draws Its 4th-Biggest-Ever Monday Audience
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 10:16 AM]
New Year, New You! TLC Amps Up Friday Nights with the Return of Fan-Favorite TLC Talent
Fan-favorite talent including Stacy London, Clinton Kelly, Devyn Simone, Monte Durham and Lori Allen come together to make Friday nights bigger and better than ever.

[11/24/15 - 10:00 AM]
Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster Are Back as "Sesame Street" Debuts Its 46th Season Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 on HBO
The award-winning show will include 30-minute episodes, new preschool-relevant themes, new show opening and closing songs, an updated set, a new segment called "Smart Cookies" and a new cast member, Nina.

[11/24/15 - 09:01 AM]
LL Cool J to Host the 17th Annual "A Home for the Holidays," An Entertainment Special Celebrating Families, To Be Broadcast Friday, Dec. 18 on the CBS Television Network
Special performances are dedicated to these children and their new adoptive families, whose stories are featured in pre-taped segments to help raise awareness of this important social issue.

[11/24/15 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off Surging ABC in Demo Race
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while the Alphabet is the most-watched network.

[11/24/15 - 08:37 AM]
NBC Sweeps 6 of 6 Monday Half-Hours Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.