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[10/13/06 - 07:05 PM]
Development Update: October 9-13 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[10/13/06 - 04:02 PM]
Ugly Betty Picked Up for a Full Season
Newcomer is the third to reach a full season, joining NBC's "Heroes" and CBS's "Jericho."

[10/13/06 - 01:05 PM]
The CW's "Smallville" and "Supernatural" Post Week-To-Week Gains Against Tough Thursday Competition
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, October 12.

[10/13/06 - 01:04 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, October 12, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 12.

[10/13/06 - 10:32 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 12.

[10/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
CNBC to Air Deal Or No Deal on Saturdays Beginning Tomorrow, October 14 at 8pm, 11pm and 3am Et
The Peacock's sister network adds the game show to its Saturday night schedule.

[10/12/06 - 08:45 PM]
Mayor Bloomberg, VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Time Warner Cable Announce Million Dollar Donation Worth of New Musical Instruments to New York City Public Schools
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, VH1 General Manager Tom Calderone, and Howard Szarfarc, President, Time Warner Cable, today announced the donation of $1 million worth of new musical instruments to the New York City public school system from the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

[10/12/06 - 05:32 PM]
The Hogan Family Is Back for a New Season in a New City, a New House and a New Time-Slot
VH1 details the third season of "Hogan Knows Best."

[10/12/06 - 05:31 PM]
CNBC to Begin Airing 1 Vs 100 on Thursday October, 19 at 8pm and 11pm Et
The NBC sibling will encore the series for five consecutive Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c and 11:00/10:00c starting on October 19.

[10/12/06 - 03:11 PM]
CBS Gives "Jericho" a Full-Season Order
Freshman drama becomes the second newcomer to earn a full-season order.

[10/12/06 - 03:10 PM]
CBS's New Tuesday Brain Child
Newcomer will air in "Smith's" old home of Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting November 14.

[10/12/06 - 12:05 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, October 11, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 11.

[10/12/06 - 11:50 AM]
NBC's 'Medium' Returns to Primetime Schedule on Wednesdays (10-11 P.M.) Beginning November 15
Series to take over "Kidnapped's" former Wednesday, 10:00/9:00c home starting November 15.

[10/12/06 - 11:45 AM]
Megg Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[10/12/06 - 11:43 AM]
The CW's "America's Next Top Model" and "One Tree Hill" Continue to Build Momentum on Wednesday
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 11.

[10/12/06 - 09:50 AM]
Criminal Minds Beats "Lost" in Households; in Near Dead Heat in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 11.

[10/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart to Host "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education" Airing Live on Comedy Central(R) on Sunday, October 15 at 8:00 P.M. ET
Jack Black, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Ricky Gervais, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller are among the scheduled guests.

[10/11/06 - 08:44 PM]
AMC's Monsterfest Serves Movie Studio Advertisers a Targeted Audience of Horror-Flick Fans
Sony Pictures returns to the network to promote their new film Grudge 2, premiering in theatres on Friday, October 13.

[10/11/06 - 06:09 PM]
Tito Ortiz-Ken Shamrock Iii Draws Knockout Ratings for Spike TV
Two-hour special was the most-watched program on broadcast or cable among men 18-34 on Tuesday.

[10/11/06 - 06:04 PM]
NBC Announces New 'Poker After Dark' Series
New late-night entry will air Mondays-Saturdays at 2:05 a.m. ET/PT.

[10/11/06 - 06:03 PM]
CBS Signs Long-Term Affilation Agreement with Max Media for Station in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Bowling Green's WNKY-DT is in the 183rd largest market in the country.

[10/11/06 - 12:40 PM]
Gilmore Girls Climbs to Season Highs; "Veronica Mars" Delivers Year to Year Gains
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 10.

[10/11/06 - 12:37 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 10.

[10/11/06 - 09:57 AM]
The N Premieres Its First Sketch Comedy Special the Brandon T. Jackson Show Friday, November 24 at 9:00 P.M. (ET)
Backdoor pilot special includes guest appearances by Wayne Brady, Chris Brown and Sinbad with a musical performance by Nelly Furtado.

[10/11/06 - 09:55 AM]
The N Acquires the Hit Family Comedy One on One, Starring Kyla Pratt, Premiering Friday, October 27
The series then will air regularly Monday through Thursday with back-to-back episodes at 7:00/6:00c and 11:00/10:00c beginning Monday, October 30.

[10/11/06 - 09:53 AM]
Winter Has Never Been So Hot! "The 2006 Billboard Music Awards" Airs Live Monday, December 4, on FOX
Tony Bennett to be honored with the Century Award, Billboard's highest accolade for creative achievement.

[10/11/06 - 09:52 AM]
A Collection of Interpretive Work Inspired by Family Guy to Debut at the Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles This Fall
Original series of artwork inspired by the animated comedy will debut November 8 at The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles.

[10/11/06 - 09:50 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Actor Chad Lowe to Spend Time on "24"
Other additions this season include Peter MacNicol, Regina King, James Cromwell, Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Alexander Siddig and Harry Lennix.

[10/11/06 - 09:48 AM]
CBS Cares Partners with Postpartum Support International to Launch Public Service Announcement and Online Education Campaign on Postpartum Depression
PSAs will debut during this Sunday's "Cold Case" and feature actors Kathryn Morris and Danny Pino.

[10/11/06 - 09:47 AM]
It's the Ultimate "Who-Dunnit" When Legendary Rock Star Roger Daltrey Guest Stars on an Upcoming Episode of Csi: Crime Scene Investigation
The Who frontman will guest star on an upcoming episode of the series.

[10/11/06 - 09:46 AM]
Old Habits Die Hard on Season Two of 'Breaking Bonaduce'
Check out details on the new season, which premieres Sunday, October 22 at 9:30/8:30c.

[10/11/06 - 09:44 AM]
Three Weeks Into First Season, the CW Improves Over WB and UPN in Adults 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for the week of October 2-8.

[10/10/06 - 04:39 PM]
ESPN's NFL Coverage Up 34% VS. 2005
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 9.

[10/10/06 - 04:35 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, October 9, 2006 - Final Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 9.

[10/10/06 - 12:22 PM]
ESPN Announces Award-Winning Editor and Additional Cast for "The Bronx Is Burning" July 2007 Miniseries Produced by Tollin/Robbins
Michael Rispoli, Dan Lauria, Joe Grifasi, Nestor Serrano, Erik Jensen, Stephen Lang, Loren Dean and Casey Siemaszko join the previously cast John Turturro, Oliver Platt and Daniel Sunjata.

[10/10/06 - 12:19 PM]
'Heroes' Is the #1 New Show of the Week and Season in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 2-8.

[10/10/06 - 12:16 PM]
CBS Starts the Season 3 for 3 in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 2-8.

[10/10/06 - 12:13 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 2, 2006
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 2-8.

[10/10/06 - 11:14 AM]
Emmy-Award Nominated Dan Hedaya to Guest-Star in a Special Holiday Episode of the USA Network Hit Series "Monk"
The show's second annual holiday-themed episode will premiere Friday, November 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/10/06 - 11:12 AM]
NBC.com - #1 Broadcast Network Website
NBC.com is the top-ranked broadcast network website in terms of share of total internet visits for the week of September 30.

[10/10/06 - 10:09 AM]
T Stands for TV Land as MR. T's New Original Series, I Pity the Fool, Premieres on the Network on October 11
Network releases details on all six episodes of the series: MO-T-VATION, UNI-T, LEADERSHIP, TRUST, RESPECT and COMMUNICATION.

[10/10/06 - 10:08 AM]
Oprah Winfrey, Kimberly Elise, Angela Bassett and Ruby Dee Tapped to Present Honors at Film Life's 2006 Black Movie Awards - a Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present & Future, Premiering Wednesday, OcT. 18, on Tnt
Tyler Perry hosting the broadcast, which is executive Produced by Suzanne de Passe and Jeff Friday.

[10/10/06 - 10:06 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Viewers and Key Demographics for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 9.

[10/09/06 - 08:43 PM]
Jonbenet: Who Killed the Pageant Queen? Premiering on We TV on Tuesday, Oct 24 at 10pm ET / 9pm Ct / 7pm Pt
The announcement comes on the heels of a record year so far for WE, with HH ratings growth of +16% from 2005 (0.25 HH RTG) to 2006 (0.29 HH RTG).

[10/09/06 - 06:33 PM]
'Battlestar' Season 3 Premiere Leads Sci Fi to Triple-Digit Ratings Gains
2.2 million viewers tune into the show's two-hour third season premiere, up 2% from its season 2.5 average.

[10/09/06 - 06:18 PM]
TNT Goes Out on a Limb with Sponsorship of the Moth, 10-City National Storytelling Tour and Storytelling Competition Via Myspace
The cable channel hypes its second year of sponsoring the urban storytelling outfit "The Moth."

[10/09/06 - 06:17 PM]
Spike TV Launches New Comedic Action Series 'Wild World of Spike'
New series, due in January 2007, features such unheralded sports as mop-jousting and blind-folded kickboxing.

[10/09/06 - 06:15 PM]
The CW's "Smackdown" Wins Friday Night in Target Demo of Men 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for Friday, October 6.

[10/09/06 - 06:15 PM]
Tune in to Comedy Central(R) and Do the Wright Thing! the World Premiere of "Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away" Debuts Saturday, October 21 at 9:00 P.M.
Encore presentations air Saturday, October 21 at 11:00/10:00c and Monday, October 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/09/06 - 03:05 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Pacing 9% Ahead of 2005 Mnf
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 8.







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[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
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[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.

[09/16/14 - 01:20 PM]
Equestrian Coverage on NBCSN Highlighted by Central Park Grand Prix Live Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7 PM ET
The event features some of the world's top show jumpers including U.S. Champion Kent Farrington and Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut in a $200,000 FEI world ranking class.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:37 PM]
Mark Feuerstein Joins "Nurse Jackie"
He will play Barry Wolfe, a high-powered, cutthroat lawyer who will represent Jackie as she pieces her life back together following her arrest last season.

[09/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
"Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak" to Simulcast On Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Thursday Sept. 18 at 10PM
The one-hour premiere special is a comprehensive look into the history, containment, and medical implications of this highly infectious disease.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 10:31 AM]
Famed Wire Walker Nik Wallenda to Attempt His Most Challenging Tightrope Walk Yet Over the Chicago Skyline Untethered
"Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" will air live around the world in over 220 countries beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, Sunday, November 2 on the Discovery Channel.

[09/16/14 - 10:18 AM]
Spike TV Travels the Infamous Silk Road to Develop New Drama, "Deep Web," From Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman's Flying Studio Pictures
The project is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything - from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

[09/16/14 - 10:13 AM]
CMT Heads Back to the Bayou This Fall with the Return of "Swamp Pawn" and "Swamp Hunters" Beginning Saturday, October 11 at 9 PM, ET/PT
A special crossover episode of the two series will premiere Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/16/14 - 09:53 AM]
Video: Tuesday's Are Getting a Little Happier When MTV's New Series "Happyland" Premieres on September 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The project is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers.