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[10/11/10 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 11
Updates include: FOX gives series orders to two animated projects; "Prison Break's" T-Bag to crossover with A&E's "Breakout Kings"; and HBO unveils its massive "Too Big to Fail" cast.

[10/11/10 - 05:56 PM]
Starz Media Agrees to Sell Film Roman Animation Studio to Investor Group
The company is the production home to FOX's "The Simpsons" as well as various Marvel Entertainment properties.

[10/11/10 - 05:04 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: MLB Coverage Puts TBS Back in Front
Plus: Syfy's "WWE Smackdown" takes third in adults 18-49 behind TBS's two playoff games.

[10/11/10 - 03:35 PM]
NBC Banishes "Outlaw" to Saturdays
The Peacock opts to continue with two-hour editions of "Dateline NBC" on Friday nights.

[10/11/10 - 12:45 PM]
Chef Gordon Ramsay Celebrates the Milestone 100th Episode of "Hell's Kitchen" by Sharing His Hottest Kitchen Tips
Said installment airs this Wednesday, October 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/11/10 - 12:35 PM]
Morgan Freeman to Receive 39th AFI Life Achievement Award
The award will be presented to Freeman at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 9 to be broadcast on TV Land later that month.

[10/11/10 - 12:05 PM]
"Grey's Anatomy," "Hawaii Five-0," "Fringe," "90210" Lead DVR Premiere Week Categories
Plus: a look at how DVR viewership has changed from premiere week a year ago.

[10/11/10 - 11:57 AM]
Production Has Begun on "Motorcity," An Animated Series Set in Futuristic Detroit, To Premiere Next Fall on Disney XD
Reid Scott, Nate Torrence, Katie Micucci, Kel Mitchell, Jess Harnell, Brian Doyle Murray, Jim Breuer and Mark Hamill are among the voice ensemble.

[10/11/10 - 11:56 AM]
Richard Castle Will Have His Second Novel - "Naked Heat" - on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers List at No. 7, Coming Out October 17
"Naked Heat" is the sequel to Castle's "Heat Wave" - which has more than 200,000 copies in print (after 10 printings).

[10/11/10 - 11:55 AM]
Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Prep & Landing" Returns With Two All-New Holiday Specials Slated for 2010 and 2011, on ABC
"Operation: Secret Santa" airs in December, while "Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" is due next year.

[10/11/10 - 11:43 AM]
NBC Sees Big Gains in "Live Plus 7" for "Parenthood," "Community," "30 Rock," "The Event"
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of September 20-26.

[10/11/10 - 11:37 AM]
NBC Viewers Will Get a Thanksgiving Week Treat With the Inspiring Special "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" Airing Wednesday, November 24 (9-11 P.M. ET)
More than 30 former contestants will be featured, revealing how they look now and what they've been doing with their lives since being on the show.

[10/11/10 - 11:07 AM]
Sara Rue to Guest Star on "Rules of Engagement"
Plus: Joan Collins will also stop by as Bunny Dunbar, the mother of David Spade's character.

[10/11/10 - 11:06 AM]
Live Plus 7 Generates Even Bigger Premiere Week Growth for CBS
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 20-26.

[10/11/10 - 11:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Explores Haunting Subcultures This Halloween In Three-Part Special, "American Occult"
All three parts air back-to-back on Saturday, October 30 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/11/10 - 10:53 AM]
Most-Viewed Fiscal Year Ever for ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[10/11/10 - 10:29 AM]
With Brand-New Host Sherri Shepherd at the Helm, GSN's "The Newlywed Game" Launches Its Fourth Season
The new season will air Mondays through Fridays at 6:00/5:00c beginning November 1.

[10/11/10 - 09:28 AM]
Exclusive: "Cleveland," "Family Guy" Land Holiday Specials, "Simpsons Movie" to Make FOX Debut on Thanksgiving
The one-hour specials will air Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 12, respectively.

[10/11/10 - 09:08 AM]
ABC Series Surge in L+7 DVR Playback Claiming TV's Top 2 Biggest A18-49 Gainers
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 20-26.

[10/11/10 - 09:07 AM]
"Housewives" Stands as Sunday's #1 Entertainment Show
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 10.

[10/11/10 - 08:56 AM]
"Sunday Night Football" Is No. 1 on Sunday Night for 5th Straight Week
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 10.

[10/11/10 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Feast on NFL Audience
Both networks finish in a tight race for top adults 18-49 honors.

[10/11/10 - 08:06 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Rules of Engagement" Co-Stars Megyn Price & Patrick Warburton
Part three of our three part visit with the show's cast members to help celebrate its return to the fall on CBS.

[10/11/10 - 08:05 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Rules of Engagement" Co-Stars Oliver Hudson & Bianca Kajlich
Part two of our three part visit with the show's cast members to help celebrate its return to the fall on CBS.

[10/11/10 - 08:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Rules of Engagement" Co-Stars Adhir Kalyan & David Spade
Part one of our three part visit with the show's cast members to help celebrate its return to the fall on CBS.

[10/11/10 - 07:28 AM]
Southern Women Fight Crime In the New Season of "Police Women of Dallas"
Eight new episodes roll out on Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning October 28.

[10/11/10 - 07:27 AM]
Kelly Ripa, TLC and HSN Team Up to Give Female Entrepreneurs the Chance of a Lifetime
Newcomer "Homemade Millionaire" premieres Friday, November 19 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[10/11/10 - 06:55 AM]
"Jersey Shore's" J-Woww Gets Into the Action on Spike TV's "TNA imPACT!"
Jenni "J-Woww" Farley will appear on the show's October 14 episode.

[10/11/10 - 06:39 AM]
MTV Networks Acquires Significant Movie Package From NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
The 57 film package includes "Robin Hood," "Green Zone," "Wolfman," "Get Him To the Greek" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."

[10/11/10 - 05:03 AM]
"National Weeds Awareness Week" to Provide Millions of Americans With Unprecedented Access to "Weeds"
Said "campaign" revolves around TV Guide's off-network run of the series, which begins Sunday October 17.

[10/10/10 - 10:13 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: MLB Playoffs No Match for "Jersey Shore"
MTV's powerhouse dips but still maintains the top spot amongst its cable competition.

[10/10/10 - 04:00 PM]
MTV Adds to Already Star Studded Lineup for 2010 EMAs
Shakira and Plan B will perform while Pauly D, Emily Osment, The Dudesons and Johnny Knoxville have been tapped as presenters.

[10/10/10 - 12:41 PM]
First Commercial Spaceliner Makes History and Launches New National Geographic Channel Series Virgin Galactic
The Richard Branson-led series premieres Monday, October 18 at 10:00/9:00c on National Geographic Channel.

[10/10/10 - 08:59 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Cops," "AMW" Deliver 18-49 Win for FOX
Plus: "Saturday Night Live" posts a 4.8 rating/12 share in late-night.

[10/10/10 - 07:22 AM]
"Doctor Who" to Film in the U.S. for the First Time
Season six will start airing on the network in spring 2011 and has been split into two blocks, with the second block airing in autumn 2011.

[10/09/10 - 10:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Blue Bloods" Makes It Three In a Row
CBS's newcomer is the most-watched yet again, but "CSI: NY" takes the adults 18-49 crown.

[10/09/10 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's 20/20 Surges to #1 at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 8.

[10/08/10 - 06:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 8
Updates include: Al Pacino to play Phil Spector for HBO; Donald Todd leads "Zits," "True Detectives" adaptations for CBS; and Angus T. Jones lands a raise on "Two and a Half Men."

[10/08/10 - 03:04 PM]
FX's Terriers Tours The Nation
Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James will host screenings of the series and conduct Q&A sessions from October 7-18.

[10/08/10 - 02:54 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of D.C." Becomes Second Highest Rated Freshman Series in "Housewives" Franchise
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, October 7.

[10/08/10 - 01:52 PM]
The CW's "Vampire Diaries" and "Nikita" Build Week-to-Week in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, October 7.

[10/08/10 - 01:32 PM]
"Melissa & Joey" Receives Episode Back Order to Complete First Season
Plus: ABC Family greenlights pilots for "Untitled Brenda Hampton Project," "What Would Jane Do," "The Lying Game" and "The Great State of Georgia."

[10/08/10 - 01:04 PM]
Statement Released from "Deadliest Catch" Captains Sig Hansen and Johnathan & Andy Hillstrand
"We're happy we worked everything out with Discovery," said the trio. "A deal's a deal. We're heading up to Dutch Harbor to start filming the new season."

[10/08/10 - 12:31 PM]
Science Channel Premieres Sneak Peek of New Series "Bugging Out" on Tuesday, October 19, at 9PM (ET)
The series, from executive producers Wilmer Valderrama and Tom Forman, will then officially roll out in 2011.

[10/08/10 - 11:53 AM]
truTV Orders Third Season of Hit Original Series "All Worked Up," Along With New Spinoff Series "Lizard Lick Towing"
Both series - 13 episodes of the former, six of the latter - are slated to air in early 2011.

[10/08/10 - 11:37 AM]
"SNL" Returns With Two Back-to-Back Shows Starting With Emmy Stone and Musical Guest Kings of Leon on October 23
They're followed by host Jon Hamm with musical guest Rihanna on October 30.

[10/08/10 - 11:14 AM]
Partner in Crime Kathryn Erbe Returns for Tenth Season of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
She'll join Vincent D'Onofrio on the show's eight-episode swan song, due in 2011.

[10/08/10 - 10:35 AM]
ABC Gives "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Friday Slot
The newsmagazine will return on Friday, October 22 at 9:00/8:00c, a slot originally reserved for the Dana Delany-led drama "Body of Proof."

[10/08/10 - 10:34 AM]
Dead Set: 5-Part Apocalyptic Gore Fest Premieres on IFC October 25, 2000 at Midnight ET/PT
The zombie-horror-comedy, set in Britain's "Big Brother" house, will air each night that week with a marathon of all five parts on Halloween itself.

[10/08/10 - 09:59 AM]
VH1 Classic and Mark Burnett Give Music Fans a Chance of a Lifetime on 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp'
Carrie Keagan hosts the series, premiering Saturday, October 16 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
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[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
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[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
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The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
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[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
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[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
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