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[10/17/10 - 03:01 PM]
American Idol Still Boasts Most Expensive Ads, Even without Simon Cowell
The FOX juggernaut demands $467,617 for each 30-second spot.

[10/17/10 - 09:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Opens NLCS With Victory
Game 1 however is down 37% in total viewers and 39% in adults 18-49 from its MLB coverage a year ago.

[10/16/10 - 11:03 AM]
TBS' Exclusive Coverage of Yankees @ Rangers Delivers Most Watched Major League Baseball League Championship Series Game #1 in Cable Television History
TBS spins the numbers for Friday, October 15.

[10/16/10 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Smallville" Posts Rare Time Period Win
The show's 200th episode puts The CW in front at 8:00/7:00c among adults 18-49 and second place for the night.

[10/15/10 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 15
Updates include: ABC closes "The Gates"; CBS to develop "Dear Girls Above Me"; and Topher Grace to produce a new project for FOX.

[10/15/10 - 03:48 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Thursday, Another "Shore" Win
MTV's "Jersey Shore" wins the total viewers, adults 18-49 crowns yet again.

[10/15/10 - 01:03 PM]
Cartoon Network Announces Executive Producer Team for Broadcast Awards Event "Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards"
The event is billed as "a high-energy, multi-platform experience that will let viewers vote and honor their favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year."

[10/15/10 - 12:59 PM]
USA Network's "Psych" Marks "Twin Peaks" 20th Anniversary With A 'Damn Fine' Tribute Episode on Wednesday, December 1
Said installment will feature series alums Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, Ray Wise, Robyn Lively, Lenny Von Dohlen and Catherine Coulson.

[10/15/10 - 11:55 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Ratings for the Late-Night Week of Oct. 4-8
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 4-8.

[10/15/10 - 11:02 AM]
ABC Books "No Ordinary Family" Stunt, Piles on the Specials
Plus: "Wipeout" to return Thursday, January 6 and "The Bachelor" to run through Monday, March 14.

[10/15/10 - 10:14 AM]
Season Two of "V" Will Premiere January 4, 2011, on ABC
The show's sophomore season will air Tuesday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/15/10 - 10:13 AM]
ABC Announces "Skating With the Stars," Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions
The six-episode reality competition will premiere Monday, November 22 following "Dancing With the Stars."

[10/15/10 - 10:03 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" Week of Repeats is Up Over its Year-Ago Week of Originals
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 4-8.

[10/15/10 - 09:28 AM]
"Late Show" Matches "The Tonight Show" in Adults 18-49 for the First Time This Season and Wins in Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 4-8.

[10/15/10 - 09:23 AM]
"Bleep," "CSI" and "Mentalist" All Post Gains; CBS Wins Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 14.

[10/15/10 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off ABC, NBC
Plus: "30 Rock's" live episode posts its best 18-49 numbers since December of last year.

[10/15/10 - 08:39 AM]
Private Practice Marks Best-Since-Premiere Results
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 14.

[10/15/10 - 04:01 AM]
There are No Ties in Hip Hop!! BET Names the "Top 10 Rappers of the 21st Century" Friday Night, October 15 at 8 P.M.*
Big Tigger hosts the special, the finalists of which were based on votes by 30,000 viewers and fans.

[10/15/10 - 01:21 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Smallville's" Tom Welling at the 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/15/10 - 01:21 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Smallville's" Erica Durance at the 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/15/10 - 01:20 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Smallville's" Justin Hartley at the 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/15/10 - 01:19 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Smallville's" Cassidy Freeman at the 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/15/10 - 01:19 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Smallville's" Allison Mack at the 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/15/10 - 01:18 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Smallville's" Keri Lynn Pratt at the 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/15/10 - 01:17 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Smallville" Executive Producers Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders at the 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/15/10 - 01:14 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth at "Smallville's" 200th Episode Premiere
Check out the cast and crew of the series on the red carpet for the episode's world premiere.

[10/14/10 - 07:05 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 14
Updates include: The CW asks for two more "Life Unexpected" scripts; ABC targets "Secret Millionaire" for March 6; and ABC eyes a small screen return for "The Incredible Hulk."

[10/14/10 - 04:47 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Rises to the Top
MTV's "The Challenge: Cutthroat" and Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" are also in the adults 18-49 hunt.

[10/14/10 - 03:20 PM]
Animated Comedies to Be Hit Hardest by FOX's MLB Playoffs Coverage
Also missing in action until November: "Hell's Kitchen" and (after tonight) dramas "Bones" and "Fringe."

[10/14/10 - 02:45 PM]
"Storm Chasers" Blows 'Em All Away
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 13.

[10/14/10 - 02:23 PM]
The CW to Air "Fashion Forward: Making It," A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Faces and Forces in the Fashion World, on Wednesday, December 8, 9:00-10:00 PM ET
Ashley Greene hosts the special, which features Marcus Wainwright, David Neville, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani.

[10/14/10 - 02:23 PM]
ABC.com to Premiere "Seattle Grace: Message of Hope," A New Webisode Series Featuring Characters from "Grey's Anatomy"
The six-part series features co-stars Kevin McKidd, James Pickens, Jr., Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew.

[10/14/10 - 01:39 PM]
ABCFamily.com Launches "College Chef" Webisodes Starring "Greek's" Aaron Hill Beginning Thursday, October 14
The fourth season of "Greek" will debut in its new timeslot on Monday, January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/14/10 - 01:06 PM]
Next Generation of Culinary Stars Join Cooking Channel With Series Premieres of "Kelsey's Essentials" and "United Tastes of America"
"Kelsey's Essentials" premieres on Saturday, November 6 while "United Tastes of America" bows Tuesday, November 16.

[10/14/10 - 12:48 PM]
The Hub to Present New Original Series "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" in Sneak Preview That Caps Network's Week-Long Halloween Celebration
The two-part sneak preview airs Friday, October 29 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/14/10 - 11:53 AM]
CMT Launches Free "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" App With Exclusive Photos, Interactive Features and Video
The network's veteran reality series returns this Friday at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/14/10 - 11:33 AM]
ABC Gives Script Orders to Trio; Slates Holiday Specials
"No Ordinary Family," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Off the Map" all get the thumbs up.

[10/14/10 - 11:32 AM]
"In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville" Airs Tuesday, November 9 at 10 PM ET on ABC
The special, featuring interviews with Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler, will pre-empt "Detroit 187" on said night.

[10/14/10 - 11:31 AM]
Season Four of the Emmy Award-Winning Series "Wizards of Waverly Place" Premieres Friday, November 12
The season opener will follow the premiere of "Avalon High" at 9:45/8:45c.

[10/14/10 - 11:30 AM]
Brad Womack Returns When ABC's Hit Romance Reality Series, "The Bachelor," Premieres on January 3, 2011
Womack, 37, did "the unthinkable by most fans' standards and did not choose either Jenni Croft or DeAnna Pappas on his finale back in November 2007."

[10/14/10 - 11:30 AM]
Exclusive: ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC Opt for Repeats, Pre-Emptions on Election Night
Only "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Biggest Loser" will offer up first-run episodes on Tuesday, November 2.

[10/14/10 - 10:18 AM]
CMT Brings Celebrated Chefs to the Table for a Culinary Inspired Evening As Part of "CMT Artists of the Year" Special
The December 3 event will honor Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

[10/14/10 - 10:15 AM]
A&E Presents the New Original Real-Life Series "Strange Days With Bob Saget"
The series premieres Wednesday, December 1 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[10/14/10 - 10:00 AM]
"Primetime: What Would You Do?" Returns for Full Season, New Shows Begin Airing Friday, October 29, 9 PM
ABC books a "best of" special for October 22, with new episodes beginning the following week.

[10/14/10 - 09:59 AM]
ABC to Air Back-to-Back Barbara Walters Specials on Thursday, December 9th
Said lineup includes "A Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter" and "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010."

[10/14/10 - 09:34 AM]
Spike TV Digs Down Deep for New Original Series, "Coal"
The Thom Beers-produced series, originally set up at Discovery, will premiere in April.

[10/14/10 - 09:22 AM]
"The Defenders" Wins at 10:00 PM in Adults 18-49 for the First Time This Season
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 13.

[10/14/10 - 09:08 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Is Tops as "Defenders" Rises
Plus: While "The Defenders" is up from last week's preliminaries, NBC's "Los Angeles" is down 20%.

[10/14/10 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Hits 2nd Highest-Ever Adults 18-49 Rating
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 13.

[10/14/10 - 08:47 AM]
Teutuls Return Home to Discovery Channel for Some Serious Battles on Mondays This Fall
The former TLC series shifts to Mondays at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c beginning October 18.







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[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.

[08/20/14 - 09:04 AM]
CBS to Broadcast a Special "Doubleheader" of the Series Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Starring Tea Leoni, On the Same Night as Its Debut, Sunday, Sept. 21
Look for the pilot episode at 8:30/7:30c and 10:30/9:30c on said night.

[08/20/14 - 08:49 AM]
Hollywood Stars Align for Stand Up to Cancer Friday, September 5
Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Rob Lowe and more will appear in the broadcast.

[08/20/14 - 08:46 AM]
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles(R) Announce Host Rob Brydon for the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America
For the third year in a row, the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards will be broadcast on BBC America, airing in primetime November 2.

[08/20/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock once again leads the night among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/20/14 - 08:21 AM]
Bravo Media Premieres a Wicked-Awesome New Season of "Top Chef" in Boston on Wednesday, October 15th at 10PM
Richard Blais will make his debut as a recurring judge offering the chef'testants guidance from a chef and a former competitor's point of view.

[08/20/14 - 08:08 AM]
Matchup of Last Season's Top Two Teams Manchester City v. Liverpool Mon., Aug. 25 on NBCSN Highlights Week 2 Premier League Action
NBC Sports Group's coverage on Saturday kicks off with Premier League Live at 7 a.m. ET followed by Aston Villa v. Newcastle at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

[08/20/14 - 07:32 AM]
Carrie Underwood & 11 NFL Players Star in "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" Debuting Sept. 7, On NBC's "Sunday Night Football"
Jimmy Graham, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Clay Matthews, LeSean McCoy and Philip Rivers are among those featured.

[08/20/14 - 07:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Second Season
The show will return to AMC next summer.

[08/20/14 - 06:06 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Creation of the First-Ever "Feline Football League"
The kittens will participate in season games for the chance to claw their way to the end zone in the 2nd annual classic, "Kitten Bowl II," premiering Su-purr Bowl Sunday 2015.

[08/19/14 - 06:11 PM]
New On Hulu: "Selfie," "A to Z," "The Hotwives of Orlando" Season Finale and More
Both ABC's "Selfie" and NBC's "A to Z" pilots are available now in advance of their on air premieres.

[08/19/14 - 05:15 PM]
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Cuffs Eva Longoria as Guest Star on Three-Episode Arc This Fall on FOX
She'll play a defense attorney who catches Jake's (Andy Samberg) attention when she faces off against him in court.

[08/19/14 - 04:40 PM]
NBC Drops "Working the Engels" in Favor of Back-to-Back Originals from "Welcome to Sweden"
The Peacock will opt for new episodes of "Sweden" at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c beginning this Thursday, August 21.