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[02/09/11 - 10:54 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 9
Updates include: "Lost" alums land pilots; CBS, FOX greenlight additional dramas; and more directors sign onto pilots.

[02/09/11 - 05:11 PM]
Video: Simon Cowell Gives Five Tips on Auditioning for "The X Factor!"
FOX's latest talent competition debuts this fall.

[02/09/11 - 04:08 PM]
MTV's "My Life As Liz" Premiere Delivers a Series High of 1.7 Million Total Viewers, Up 89%
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 8.

[02/09/11 - 03:12 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Season Highs for "Tosh," Lows for "The Game"
The Comedy Central series ties its season premiere numbers among adults 18-49.

[02/09/11 - 01:13 PM]
Nigel Lythgoe Partners With Simon Lythgoe to Launch CMT's New Music Competition Series "CMT's Next Superstar"
Each week, one finalist will be eliminated and America will have the final vote to determine who will win the title.

[02/09/11 - 01:06 PM]
"Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy" Delivers 4.1 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 8.

[02/09/11 - 12:21 PM]
Dark Horse and Nickelodeon Consumer Products Announce a Multi-Part Publishing Program Based on the Original Animated Series "Avatar: The Last Airbender!"
The first installment of this new series will be released on Free Comic Book Day, May 7.

[02/09/11 - 12:18 PM]
Adam Sanderson Named Senior Vice President, Franchise Management, Disney/ABC Television Group
Prior to this announcement, Sanderson was Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing, Disney Channels Worldwide.

[02/09/11 - 12:00 PM]
G4 Puts Cupid in the Crossfire With 12 Hours of "Cheaters" and An All-New Special That Gets Up Close and Personal at the 2011 Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE)
Riley Steele and Blair Herter co-host the two-hour "AEE 11" special, airing Monday, February 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/09/11 - 11:41 AM]
History(R) to Honor and Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
A two-hour feature from executive producers Tony and Ridley Scott will kick off a week long programming event.

[02/09/11 - 11:05 AM]
"Bones" iPad App Launches Today
Users can also access app content when watching episodes on their DVRs or on FOX.com and Hulu.com.

[02/09/11 - 10:46 AM]
Science Channel Greenlights a Third Season of "Meteorite Men"
Co-hosts Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold will return with a new season later this year.

[02/09/11 - 09:54 AM]
"Primetime: What Would You Do?" to Pre-Empt "Detroit 1-8-7" on Tuesday, February 22
"Stone Cold," previously set for said date, will now air on Tuesday, March 1.

[02/09/11 - 09:53 AM]
"Grey's Anatomy" Scrubs Now Available Online Through a Strategic Collaboration Between ABC Entertainment Group, Barco Uniforms and CafePress
To raise awareness of Barco's Nightingales Foundation, the writers of "Grey's Anatomy" have woven the organization into this week's storyline.

[02/09/11 - 09:38 AM]
MTV Returns to the Sexy, Sinful City of Las Vegas as the 25th Season of "The Real World" Premieres on Wednesday, March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: check out the trailer for the new season, which was filmed at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

[02/09/11 - 09:30 AM]
CBS.com Launches Grammy(R) Awards "Watch and Go" Sweepstakes, Giving Viewers a Chance to Win a Trip to Next Year's Grammy(R) Awards
Viewers will be asked a series of online questions throughout the telecast, quizzing them on events transpiring during the show.

[02/09/11 - 09:14 AM]
"NCIS" Tops 20 Million Viewers for Its Fourth Consecutive First-Run Broadcast
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 8.

[02/09/11 - 09:14 AM]
As Winter's Deep Freeze Winds Down, Chainsaw-Wielding "Ice Brigade" Invades Food Network in Extreme Ice Sculpting Series
As previously announced, the Randy Finch-led series premieres Thursday, March 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/09/11 - 08:59 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Glee" Helps FOX Slip Past CBS in 18-49
Plus: ABC's "Detroit 1-8-7" sees the best week-to-week gains of any series on the night.

[02/09/11 - 08:51 AM]
ABC Marks 2nd Straight Week of Tuesday Gains/"Detroit 1-8-7" Hits 2-Month Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 8.

[02/09/11 - 08:12 AM]
Robyn Hutt Appointed Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Anthony Horn Named Senior Vice President, Current Programming and Specials
"These important moves reflect truTV's leading position as a network with all original programming," said Darren Campo.

[02/09/11 - 07:34 AM]
Norm Macdonald Returns to Series TV as Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "Sports Show With Norm Macdonald"
The scripted series, premiering in April, will "feature Macdonald's unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world."

[02/09/11 - 07:16 AM]
Oxygen Media's "Bad Girl" Is Entering Uncharted Territory in "Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married" on February 28 at 9 PM ET/PT
The one-hour special will fill in for the show's regular Monday, 9:00/8:00c airing.

[02/09/11 - 06:01 AM]
Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence Welch Will Join Together in a Rousing Celebration of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on "The 53rd Annual Grammy(R) Awards"
Additionally, Marc Anthony, Jamie Foxx, Jewel, John Mayer, Pauley Perrette and Donnie Wahlberg have been added as presenters.

[02/09/11 - 12:10 AM]
Interview: "Justified" Star Timothy Olyphant & Executive Producer Graham Yost
The second season of the FX drama rolls out tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/09/11 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "Mr. Sunshine" Co-Stars Andrea Anders, Allison Janney, James Lesure & Nate Torrence
The Matthew Perry-led comedy premieres tonight at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

[02/08/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 8
Updates include: Rachel Bilson, Kerry Washington and Zooey Deschanel to topline pilots; The CW greenlights "Secret Circle"; and TV Land taps directors for its three pilots.

[02/08/11 - 04:55 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Still Unstoppable
History's original series has been Monday's top draw for three consecutive weeks.

[02/08/11 - 03:24 PM]
"American Chopper: Senior vs Junior" Closes the Season on a Seven Year Ratings High
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, February 7.

[02/08/11 - 02:23 PM]
Oxygen Media's Saturday "Glee" Marathon Reaches 4.4 Million Viewers
Oxygen further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 5.

[02/08/11 - 02:07 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Originals Dinged by Super Bowl
HBO and Showtime's offerings not surprisingly take a hit against the big game.

[02/08/11 - 01:33 PM]
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Honoring the Year's Outstanding Performances Will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012
Timing for the 18th Annual SAG Awards nominations announcement and the full calendar of key dates will be announced shortly.

[02/08/11 - 01:24 PM]
TLC Picks Up "Pawn Queens" as Series
Eight half-hour episodes will roll out on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c beginning May 5.

[02/08/11 - 01:09 PM]
A Pair of Hallmark Channel Original Movies Heats Up February's First Weekend Ratings Race
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5.

[02/08/11 - 01:02 PM]
Animal Planet Scores Big With Its Largest "Puppy Bowl" Audience Ever, Bringing in More than Nine Million Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, February 6.

[02/08/11 - 12:35 PM]
Justin Bieber-Hosted Night of Premieres on Nick Draws 9 Million Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Saturday, February 5.

[02/08/11 - 12:03 PM]
Fran Drescher, Rita Moreno, Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, Kristen Johnston, Christine Taylor and Sherri Shepherd Among Hollywood Stars Signed for TV Land Pilots Taping February 2011
All three pilots will be multi-camera and will tape in front of live audiences later this month.

[02/08/11 - 11:54 AM]
NBC Universal and The Johnson Smith Company to Publish a Two-Page Spread of Products from the NBC Comedy, "Outsourced"
Fans can browse these fun novelty items and literally own a piece of the show.

[02/08/11 - 11:30 AM]
Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson Peete to Host Live Broadcast of "42nd NAACP Image Awards" Friday, March 4, on FOX
"This year more than ever we need to celebrate the achievements of minorties in the arts," said NAACP Hollywood Bureau Executive Director Vicangelo Bulluck.

[02/08/11 - 11:08 AM]
Heroism Is for the Dogs in the ABC Family Movie Premiere Event, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2," Premiering Sunday, March 13th, at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Odette Yustman, Olivia Newton-John, Morgan Fairchild, Ernie Hudson, French Stewart, Emily Osment, Christine Lakin and Susan Blakely join the returning George Lopez.

[02/08/11 - 11:00 AM]
"NCIS" Has a Super Week All Its Own
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 10:50 AM]
"Charlie Sheen: The Party Never Stops" Premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT Only on E!
In this all-new special, E! "takes viewers through Sheen's crazy past year, mapping out the star's destructive few months."

[02/08/11 - 10:48 AM]
FOX Wins Five of Seven Nights, Moves Into TV's Top Spot
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 10:24 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Airs 4 of the Week's Top 20 Regular Non-Sports TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 09:53 AM]
Bigpoint Launches "Battlestar Galactica Online"; Humans and Cylons Battle for Control of the Universe
Following a successful closed beta period that started in late 2010, the free-to-play game can now be enjoyed by players worldwide.

[02/08/11 - 09:28 AM]
"Two and a Half Men" Tops Monday in viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 7.

[02/08/11 - 09:26 AM]
MTV's Original Series "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" Returns for a Second Season With a Special Premiere Thursday, March 24 at 11 PM ET/PT Following the "Jersey Shore" Finale
The series will then settle into its regular Monday, 10:00/9:00c slot on March 28.

[02/08/11 - 09:08 AM]
Sean McManus Promoted to Chairman of CBS Sports, With Oversight of All CBS Sports Operations
In assuming this new position, McManus will step down from his role as President of CBS News.

[02/08/11 - 09:07 AM]
CBS Names New Management Team at CBS News
Jeff Fager has been promoted to the newly created position of Chairman of CBS News, and David Rhodes has been named President of CBS News.







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[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
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[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
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[04/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
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