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[09/09/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 9
Updates include: Portia de Rossi, Reba McEntire each land comedy pilots; Sarah Chalke to visit "Cougar Town"; and Jonathan E. Steinberg eyes "Beauty and the Beast" at ABC.

[09/09/11 - 05:29 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Hits Season Low
MTV's juggernaut gets dinged by the NFL's season opener on NBC.

[09/09/11 - 01:09 PM]
NBC Expands the NBC.com App for iPad to Include Full Episodes and Updates the NBC Live App With More Content
"The Office," "The Sing-Off," "The Biggest Loser" and "Chuck" are among the app's featured social co-viewing experiences.

[09/09/11 - 11:46 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Are #1 vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 29-September 2.

[09/09/11 - 10:20 AM]
HFPA and Producer Dick Clark Productions Bring "The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards" Live Coast-to-Coast on NBC Sunday, January 15, 2012
Next year's show will again air live on NBC coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

[09/09/11 - 10:01 AM]
Rob Dyrdek Fans Are Getting a Double Dose of Rob on Monday, September 12, As MTV is Airing a Special Original Episode of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" at 9:30 P.M., Leading in to All-New Episode of "Ridiculousness" at 10:00 P.M.
Said installment of "Ridiculousness" will feature a special guest appearance by Rob's lifelong friend Christopher "Big Black" Boykin.

[09/09/11 - 09:40 AM]
Season to Date, "Nightline" Ranks First in Late-Night Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 29-September 2.

[09/09/11 - 09:25 AM]
HGTV Offers Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Its Long-Anticipated Home/Lifestyle Publication in "HGTV: The Making of Our Magazine"
The one-hour special premieres Saturday, September 24 at 7:00/6:00c.

[09/09/11 - 08:57 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Returns Huge for NBC
Packers/Saints was the second-highest regular-season primetime NFL rating on any network since 1998.

[09/09/11 - 08:07 AM]
A&E Network Presents "Monster In-Laws" - Series Premieres Monday, October 24 at 10PM ET/PT With Back-to-Back Episodes
The series, from the producers of "Pawn Stars," shines a light on married couples dealing with meddling in-laws.

[09/09/11 - 08:04 AM]
NFL Kickoff on NBC Scores Second-Best NFL Primetime Regular-Season Overnight in 13 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 8.

[09/09/11 - 06:15 AM]
Steve Jones of "The X Factor" to Co-Host "Countdown to the Emmys(R)" Sunday, September 18, on FOX
Jones joins previously announced co-hosts Nancy O'Dell, Mark Thompson and Amanda Byram.

[09/09/11 - 06:01 AM]
The Emmy (R) Award-Winning "The Dr. Oz Show" Launches Third Season Monday, September 12
The new season will air as a lead-in to local news in 150 markets, 83 of which are timeslots formerly occupied by "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

[09/08/11 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 8
Updates include: Adult Swim greenlights OFWGKTA series; ABC orders eight episodes of "You Deserve It"; and Kathryn Morris to develop a drama for Lifetime.

[09/08/11 - 05:22 PM]
Lifetime's "Dance Moms" Reaches Series Highs in Multiple Demographics
Lifetime spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 7.

[09/08/11 - 04:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: A&E Sets Records With "Storage Wars"
MSNBC's Republican Presidental Debate however is last night's most-watched program.

[09/08/11 - 03:13 PM]
FOX to Debut All-New Extended Preview of "The X Factor" This Sunday After the "NFL on FOX" Late Doubleheader
Fans can get a double dose of the preview when it airs again later that evening during a special expanded "Family Guy."

[09/08/11 - 03:12 PM]
E! Special Examines How "Til Death Do Us Part" Came Much Too Soon for Newlyweds in "Fatal Honeymoons" Premiering Wednesday, September 14 at 9PM ET/PT
This all-new special "investigates several couples' whose dream days became horrific nightmares."

[09/08/11 - 03:10 PM]
Catherine Bell Signs on for a Fifth "Good Witch" Film for Hallmark Channel
"The Good Witch's Family," the franchise's fourth installment, premieres Saturday, October 29.

[09/08/11 - 03:04 PM]
Lifetime Cancels Ally Walker-Led Drama "The Protector"
The newcomer is the channel's least-watched scripted series this year.

[09/08/11 - 03:00 PM]
A&E's "Storage Wars" Hits Series High With 5.3 Million Viewers and Becomes Network's #1 Series Telecast of All Time
A&E spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 7.

[09/08/11 - 02:37 PM]
Syfy's New Reality Series "Paranormal Witness" Scares Up 1.26 Million Total Viewers During Wednesday, September 7 Debut
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 7.

[09/08/11 - 02:34 PM]
Video: Millennials Will Never Forget: An Andrew Jenks Short Film
The short, from the "World of Jenks" host, looks at "a cross-section of the country's millennial generation give their personal accounts of that historic day."

[09/08/11 - 02:19 PM]
"Rescue Me" Signs Off on a Very High Note
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 7.

[09/08/11 - 01:38 PM]
New Season of "IRT: Deadliest Roads" Premieres September 25 at 10/9c on History
The intrepid drivers will "take on the foreboding routes of Bolivia and Peru, roads that are among the most infamous, toughest and most terrifying in the world."

[09/08/11 - 01:04 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Premiere of "Home Made Simple" Sunday, October 23
Paige Davis will host the 20-episode series, produced in collaboration with MediaVest LiquidThread.

[09/08/11 - 12:43 PM]
ABC News to Broadcast Special Coverage of the President's Address to Congress
George Stephanopoulos will anchor the network's coverage.

[09/08/11 - 12:15 PM]
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Has Been Tapped as Host of New CMT Series "Angels Among Us" Premiering September 15 at 9:00 P.M. ET
The four-episode series "features everyday men and women who believe they were delivered from tragedy through angelic encounters."

[09/08/11 - 12:01 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FX's "Sons" Dethrones MTV's "Mom"
MTV's reality mainstay gets knocked out of the top demo spot for the first time this summer.

[09/08/11 - 11:45 AM]
Video: "From the Sky Down" Premieres Saturday, October 29th at 8 PM ET/PT on Showtime
Watch the trailer for Davis Guggenheim's documentary about the creation of U2's famed album "Achtung Baby."

[09/08/11 - 11:31 AM]
Neil Patrick Harris Leads Cartoon Network's Hit Animated Series "Adventure Time" to Best Performance in its 3-Season History
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, September 5.

[09/08/11 - 11:16 AM]
Charlie Sheen is Playing With a Full Deck! Jon Lovitz, Patrice O'Neal, Amy Schumer, William Shatner and Kate Walsh Fill Out the Dais
The "Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen" will tape at Sony Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10 and will premiere on Monday, September 19.

[09/08/11 - 11:14 AM]
"Sunday Night Football" Expands Digital Coverage for 2011 Season
NBCSports.com will embed a digital producer all season long at Sunday Night Football games.

[09/08/11 - 10:47 AM]
HBO Picks Up New Aaron Sorkin Project
Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterston co-star in the series, from the Oscar-winning screenwriter.

[09/08/11 - 10:42 AM]
Vampires vs. Zombies Headlines a Special Supersized "Deadliest Warrior" Live Event on Wednesday, September 14 Beginning at 9PM on Spike TV
The supersized event includes the season's penultimate episode "Gurkhas vs. French Foreign Legion" plus a live "Aftermath" capping the night.

[09/08/11 - 10:10 AM]
Hit Series "Rookie Blue" Starts Production on Season 3
Plus: Peter Mooney will join the cast as a new rookie while William Shatner will guest star in the opening episode.

[09/08/11 - 09:42 AM]
Bravo Shatters Record Ratings as "Flipping Out" Finale Earns Highest Rated Episode in Series History and "The Rachel Zoe Project" Scores Its Highest Rated Season Premiere
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 6.

[09/08/11 - 09:24 AM]
Lady Gaga to Perform Live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012," December 31 on ABC
"New Year's Rockin' Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party," a two-hour special, will kick off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the annual broadcast at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/08/11 - 09:23 AM]
New Syndicated Dating Series "Excused" Launches Monday, September 12th
Iliza Shlesinger hosts the series, from the producers of former syndication staple "Blind Date."

[09/08/11 - 09:22 AM]
"Big Brother" Wins Again; Tops Night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 7.

[09/08/11 - 09:03 AM]
truTV's Smash Hit "Hardcore Pawn" Hits Series High 2.5 Million Viewers
truTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 6.

[09/08/11 - 08:58 AM]
Oxygen Puts Skin in the Game With "Best Ink"
Kimberly Caldwell hosts the tattoo artist competition, premiering this winter.

[09/08/11 - 08:57 AM]
EPIX Expands Nonfiction Programming With New Weekly Offering
Introduced this week and running through February 2012, EPIX Docs will air Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/08/11 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Buried Treasure" Posts Series High for FOX
Said numbers however can't keep the network out of fourth place on the night.

[09/08/11 - 08:26 AM]
Oscar(R)-Nominated Documentary "Killing in the Name" Chronicles One Man's Mission to Expose the True Cost of Terrorism When It Debuts Sept. 14, Exclusively on HBO2
Director Jed Rothstein's other HBO credits include "Pandemic: Facing AIDS," "Coma" and "Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech."

[09/08/11 - 07:59 AM]
Star Trek Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary Today With the Announcement of Science's "Trek Nation" to Air This November 30
The film shadows Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod, as he explores his family legacy and the crusade his father's passion and curiosity for exploration.

[09/08/11 - 07:45 AM]
Zach Galifianakis, ZZ Top, Abraham Lincoln, Rasputin, Brett Keisel and Joaquin Phoenix Voted into IFC's Whisker Wars/Beards Hall of Fame
The inductees are a result of an online poll answered by 10,000 Americans who cast votes for their favorite bearded notables.

[09/08/11 - 07:31 AM]
USA Network Celebrates Loyal Fans With "Psych" Fan Appreciation Day!
Fans can sign up for a chance to win a free pair of tickets to the October 6 event at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC.

[09/08/11 - 06:37 AM]
ESPN Launches New NFL Shows, Expands Others
New additions include "NFL 32" and "NFL Kickoff" as well as the now weekly edition of "Audibles."

[09/08/11 - 06:32 AM]
ESPN, NFL Reach Eight-Year Extension for "Monday Night Football"
The broad multiplatform agreement, which begins in 2014, includes eight full seasons of "MNF" telecasts, expanded NFL studio programming and more!







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