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[09/22/11 - 10:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 22
Updates include: Michael Imperioli, Adrian Pasdar join HBO's "40"; Melissa George is Cinemax's "Nemesis"; and David Kohan and Max Mutchnick land two pilots.

[09/22/11 - 03:05 PM]
Katie Holmes Guest Stars as "The Slutty Pumpkin" in a Special Halloween Episode of "How I Met Your Mother"
She'll play the girl that Ted looks for every year on Halloween, as first introduced in season one.

[09/22/11 - 02:58 PM]
Lifetime's Hit Comedic Drama Series "Drop Dead Diva" Renewed for Fourth Season
The program's season three finale will air this Sunday, September 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/22/11 - 02:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Ultimate Fighter" Returns on Top
The UFC franchise kicks off its final season on Spike TV with top adults 18-49 honors.

[09/22/11 - 01:45 PM]
Mark Harmon Stars in USA's Original Movie "John Sandford's Certain Prey" - World Premiere Sunday, November 6 at 9/8c
"NCIS" will precede the original film, with an all-day marathon beginning at 10am ET.

[09/22/11 - 01:39 PM]
FOX Orders "Touch" - New Drama Starring Kiefer Sutherland to Debut Spring 2012 on FOX
David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Danny Glover also star in the project, from "Heroes" creator Tim Kring.

[09/22/11 - 12:58 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Bored to Death" Kicks Off Its Eight-Episode Third Season October 10
Guest stars this season include Dick Cavett, Chris Elliott, Halley Feiffer, Isla Fisher, Stacy Keach, David Rasche, Sarah Silverman, Mary Steenburgen, Casey Wilson and Zach Woods.

[09/22/11 - 12:50 PM]
USA Network and DC Entertainment Launch Volume 2 of "Burn Notice: A New Day" Digital Interactive Comic Book
With more than 1.7 million page views, 160,000 fans have read and engaged with the comic book online and on their mobile devices.

[09/22/11 - 12:34 PM]
A BET News Exclusive: The President Answers Black America
The half-hour special airs this Monday, September 26 at 7:30/6:30c.

[09/22/11 - 11:48 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Stretch Their Ratings Leads in the Third Quarter
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 12-16.

[09/22/11 - 11:40 AM]
Bravo Launches "Turtle Time" Facebook Game
The game invites fans to play for the opportunity to see their virtual vision come to life on-air.

[09/22/11 - 11:17 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Hold Live Online Discussions Nightly During Premiere Week of New Series "Oprah's Lifeclass" October 10-14
Plus: the network has surpassed its goal of one million people signing up for the series' online companion course "Life Work."

[09/22/11 - 10:55 AM]
ABC Family Announces First Foray Into Music With a Movie Musical, "Elixir!"
Jane Seymour, Chelsea Kane, Sara Paxton, Alexander John, Drew Seeley, Adrienne Bailon and Tom Wopat star in the project, from director Sanaa Hamri.

[09/22/11 - 09:58 AM]
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Launches Social Game Based Upon the Hit Comedy "The Big Bang Theory," from Warner Bros. Television
"The Big Bang Theory: Mystic Warlords of Ka'a" is free and accessible for everyone to play.

[09/22/11 - 09:48 AM]
Encore Celebrates Legendary Hollywood Icon Jerry Lewis With Original Documentary "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" on Saturday, November 12th at 8PM ET/PT
The film, featuring interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase and Quentin Tarantino, was previously slated for October 22.

[09/22/11 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers; "Criminal Minds" Tops "X Factor"
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 21.

[09/22/11 - 08:48 AM]
Get Ready for the Ultimate Beauty Queen Workout As the Style Network Premieres New Original Series "Wicked Pit" Sunday, October 23 at 9PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series, featuring Katie Boyd, will lead out of fellow newcomer "Glam Fairy."

[09/22/11 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "X Factor" Helps FOX Edge ABC for Demo Win
ABC's "Modern Family" however is the night's top program among adults 18-49, posting a series high.

[09/22/11 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's "Middle" and "Modern" Post Series Highs/"Revenge" Opens at #1 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 21.

[09/22/11 - 08:04 AM]
Representative Ron Paul to Appear as a Guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Monday, September 26 at 11:00 p.m.
Representative Paul's last appearance on "The Daily Show" was on September 29, 2009.

[09/22/11 - 07:54 AM]
VH1 Classic Celebrates 24-Hours of "RUSH Hashanah" Wednesday, September 28 at 7PM ET/PT
"Rush: Time Machine," airing at 8:00/7:00c, delivers the first live performance of the entire "Moving Pictures" album and other fan favorites from their many celebrated albums.

[09/22/11 - 07:39 AM]
AMC Launches "Talking Dead" - Network's First Live After-Show Premieres Following "The Walking Dead" Encore Presentation, October 16th
The half-hour episodes are produced by Michael Davies's Embassy Row and are hosted by Chris Hardwick.

[09/22/11 - 07:33 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Turns in its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 12-16.

[09/22/11 - 07:16 AM]
"Usher & Bieber Back 2" Back Premieres Sunday, October 9 at 8 pm ET on EPIX
Said lineup includes the "Director's Fan Cut" of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" and "Usher: Live from London."

[09/22/11 - 12:15 AM]
Interview: "Nikita's" Craig Silverstein & Shane West
The CW drama kicks off its second season this Friday at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/22/11 - 12:13 AM]
Interview: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Creator Rob McElhenney
FX's veteran comedy continues its seventh season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/22/11 - 12:11 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Whitney" & "Prime Suspect" (NBC)
Find out the numbers the newcomers will likely need to get second seasons.

[09/22/11 - 12:10 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Person of Interest" (CBS)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/22/11 - 12:09 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Charlie's Angels" (ABC)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/21/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 21
Updates include: Victor Garber to voice title role on "Charlie's Angels"; The CW wants "Extreme Musical Chairs"; and "Roseanne's Nuts," "Russian Dolls" out at Lifetime.

[09/21/11 - 04:19 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Teen Mom" Finale Tops Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: Pants Off," TLC's "Big Hair Alaska" and TBS's off-network premiere of "The Big Bang Theory."

[09/21/11 - 03:50 PM]
Comedy Central Is Hot Hot Hot! "Tosh.0" Fall Season Premiere Pulls in 3 Million Viewers, "Workaholics" Draws a Record 2.1 Million
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/11 - 11:44 AM]
A&E Premieres New Original Series "American Hoggers" on Wednesday, October 19 at 10PM ET/PT
The Thom Beers-produced newcomer was previously slated to roll out this past summer.

[09/21/11 - 10:35 AM]
Disney XD Orders 2nd Season of No. 1 Original Series "Kickin' It"
The show's July 25 episode is the network's No. 1 live-action telecast ever in Boys 6-14, Boys 6-11 and Boys 9-14.

[09/21/11 - 10:06 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: Texas" Premieres Wednesday, November 2 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson will join Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons at the judges' table.

[09/21/11 - 09:16 AM]
"Reel Love" Starring LeAnn Rimes and Burt Reynolds to Premiere Sunday, November 13 on CMT
The two-hour movie will premiere at 7:00/6:00c on said night.

[09/21/11 - 09:14 AM]
CBS Tuesday Dramas Score Ratings Wins; Premiere of "Unforgettable" Sweeps Time Period
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/11 - 08:59 AM]
Social Media Darlings "Junk Gypsies" Bring Rebellious Design Style to New HGTV Series
The series will sneak peek on HGTV on Sunday, November 27 at 7:00/6:00c.

[09/21/11 - 08:52 AM]
ABC Finishes #2 on Tuesday in Viewers/"Body of Proof" Tops its Season Finale by Double Digits
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/11 - 08:51 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Presents Martin Scorsese's Documentary "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," Debuting Oct. 5 and 6, Exclusively on HBO
The film was produced by Scorsese, Olivia Harrison and Nigel Sinclair.

[09/21/11 - 08:36 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" Season Two Premieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 p.m.
The hit sketch series will follow the fall season premiere of "South Park."

[09/21/11 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "New Girl" Gives FOX Demo Crown
The Zooey Deschanel-led comedy builds off its "Glee" lead-in, finishing as the night's top 18-49 draw.

[09/21/11 - 08:11 AM]
The 15th Anniversary of "South Park" Continues With All-New Episodes Beginning on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
Plus: premiering on Sunday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c is Arthur Bradford's documentary, "Six Days to Air: The Making of 'South Park.'"

[09/21/11 - 07:35 AM]
Investigation Discovery Digs Up Eccentric Last Requests from Beyond the Grave in Season 2 of "The Will: Family Secrets Revealed"
10 new episodes will roll out beginning Wednesday, October 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[09/21/11 - 07:33 AM]
PBS to Debut First Episode of Ken Burns's "Prohibition" on Free PBS Apps for iPad and iPhone Beginning September 23
The entire series will air nationally on PBS Sunday-Tuesday, October 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

[09/21/11 - 06:57 AM]
U.K. Comedy Stars Join Matt Smith in This Year's "Doctor Who" Christmas Special
Claire Skinner), Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir and Alexander Armstrong are among those featured in the Steven Moffat-penned installment.

[09/21/11 - 06:55 AM]
FOX and Gordon Ramsay Check Into "Hotel Hell" (Working Title)
In the series, Ramsay and a team of hospitality experts will travel across the country to fix struggling hotels.

[09/21/11 - 06:28 AM]
"48 Hours Mystery," TV's Most Popular True-Crime Series, Launches iPad App
Users get access to full video episodes from each week's show as well as stories dating all the way back to the 2005-2006 season.

[09/21/11 - 12:18 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The X Factor" Judge Simon Cowell
Part two of two from our chat with the folks behind the FOX series.

[09/21/11 - 12:17 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The X Factor" Host Steve Jones
Part one of two from our chat with the folks behind the FOX series.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
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National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
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ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
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The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
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Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.