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[01/29/10 - 07:07 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 29
Updates include: ABC sneaks in two more pilots; NBC orders a third season of "Parks & Recreation"; and Allison Janney joins Matthew Perry on "Mr. Sunshine" at ABC.

[01/29/10 - 05:55 PM]
ABC Family Announces Pick-Up of "Melissa & Joey"
The series has been given a 10-episode order and is scheduled to premiere in 2010.

[01/29/10 - 01:58 PM]
Dinoshark, "Merlin" Among Syfy's Latest Acquisitions
Plus: the return of the network's "Name That Movie" contest.

[01/29/10 - 12:10 PM]
MTV Explores Teen Life and Breaks Down Social Barriers in New Series Greenlight "If You Really Knew Me" and "Teen Mom" Season Two
"Teen Mom" returns this summer while "Me" will roll out in the fourth quarter.

[01/29/10 - 11:15 AM]
USA Network & Westminster Brings Everyone's Best Friend Back to Madison Square Garden
MSNBC's Tamron Hall will replace Mario Lopez as co-host.

[01/29/10 - 10:59 AM]
Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network Picks Up 'Family Affair' at Sundance Film Festival
FAMILY AFFAIR is the first film to join OWN's recently announced Documentary Film Club.

[01/29/10 - 10:33 AM]
MTV to "Turn the Beat Around" in February
Romina D'Ugo, Adam Taylor Brooks and David Giuntoli star in the original movie, due on Friday, February 26.

[01/29/10 - 10:02 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Caprica: Season One" (Syfy)

[01/29/10 - 09:50 AM]
As the Sun Goes Down, the CW's Vampire Diaries Rises, Ranking First Or Second at 8:00pm in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, January 28.

[01/29/10 - 07:32 AM]
Fran Drescher Dishes on Love and Romance as Host of Nick at Nite's Valentine's Week Marathon Beginning Monday, February 8
Back-to-back episodes will air each night starting at 11:00/10:00c.

[01/29/10 - 06:01 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Thom Beers' Original Productions to Develop Network's First Late Night Series
Plus: Spike TV has also ordered a third season of Original's "1,000 Ways to Die."

[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.







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[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
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From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
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Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
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This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.

[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
AMC's Critically Acclaimed Series "Halt and Catch Fire" Leaves Texas Behind for the Big Leagues of Silicon Valley
The series will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer #2 for "Stranger Things"
All episodes debut globally on Netflix Friday, July 15.