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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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[07/30/15 - 04:15 PM]
FOX Drops "Knock Knock Live" in Favor of Comedy Repeats
Look for second runs of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "The Last Man on Earth" to fill the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c hour going forward.

[07/30/15 - 03:22 PM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" to Return for Fourth and Final Season in Jan. 2016, Exclusively on Cinemax
"The show's exceptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in 'Banshee's' final season," said Michael Lombardo.

[07/30/15 - 03:21 PM]
First Season of Emmy(R)-Nominated Cinemax Series "The Knick," Directed by Steven Soderbergh and Starring Clive Owen, To Have a Ten-Week Special Presentation on HBO Digital Platforms, Including HBO NOW, Starting Aug. 14
In addition, HBO2 will present a marathon of the entire ten-episode first season on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at noon (ET/PT).

[07/30/15 - 03:20 PM]
"Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo," The Comedy Star's First HBO Stand-Up Special, Debuts Oct. 17
Directed by Chris Rock and taped May 29 before a live audience at New York's iconic Apollo Theater, the one-hour special features Schumer talking about her life.

[07/30/15 - 03:19 PM]
HBO Drama Series "The Leftovers" Returns for Its Second Season Oct. 4
The 10-episode second season is currently in production in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas.

[07/30/15 - 03:18 PM]
Comedy Series "Doll & Em," Starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, Returns for Its Second Season Sept. 13 on HBO
Guest stars this season include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

[07/30/15 - 03:03 PM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Talent Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
In it, the cast and creators give an inside look at what's coming up, the dynamics of the upcoming season, and introduce you to the compelling new characters viewers will meet.

[07/30/15 - 03:02 PM]
Robert Rodriguez Sits Down with Visionary Filmmaker George Miller in the Next Installment of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM ET
Join director Robert Rodriguez as he sits down with fellow filmmaker George Miller for an hour-long conversation about Miller's stunning career.

[07/30/15 - 03:01 PM]
Robert Rodriguez Is Joined by Acclaimed Director, Writer and Producer Michael Mann in the Next Installment of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" Sunday, August 9
Following the sit down conversation will be a special network showing of Mann's classic Manhunter at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/30/15 - 02:10 PM]
WNBA All-Star Game Delivers Strong Viewership over 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/30/15 - 02:08 PM]
Blair Underwood Returns to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
He'll return as Agent May's ex-husband Andrew Garner.

[07/30/15 - 02:00 PM]
HBO Confirms Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2015
The films include an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the world's most famous ballet company, an intimate portrait of foreign-policy legend Richard Holbrooke and the racially charged story of a fight for justice.

[07/30/15 - 01:56 PM]
Investigation Discovery Honors True Crime Author and Pioneer Ann Rule
Rule acted as a consultant and contributor on a number of Investigation Discovery series, providing unparalleled expertise and insight into criminal psychology.

[07/30/15 - 01:06 PM]
HBO and Russell Simmons Enter Into Overall Production and Development Deal
Simmons has five active projects with the world's leading premium television service, three of which are being developed through his media company, All Def Digital (ADD).

[07/30/15 - 12:37 PM]
TV One Posts Strongest July in Network History Reporting 10th Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Gains in Primetime
TV One spins the numbers for the month to date.