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[09/22/08 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 22
Updates include: Ben Stiller to direct and executive produce "The Station" for FOX.

[09/22/08 - 04:31 PM]
The CW Extends Trip to the Zip, Giving "90210" a Full-Season Pickup
"The successful addition of '90210' has taken The CW another step forward in building a cohesive schedule that defines this network as a destination for young women with shows that get our audience talking -- and watching," said Dawn Ostroff.

[09/22/08 - 03:46 PM]
Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs Premieres 11 New Episodes Beginning Tuesday, October 7 at 9pm
Upcoming episodes from show's fourth season include: "Tar Rigger," "Dirty Chip Maker," "Sheep Castrator" and "Leech Trapper."

[09/22/08 - 03:31 PM]
The 11th Edition of "Big Brother" to Return in Summer 2009
The series concluded its 10th edition last Tuesday with 25-year-old Catholic school teacher Dan Gheesling winner of the top prize.

[09/22/08 - 03:29 PM]
Dvr Use Drives Dramatic Double-Digit Gains to the CW's Premieres in Target Demos with Live-Plus Seven Day Ratings
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of September 1-7.

[09/22/08 - 02:34 PM]
Take the "How Well Do You Know Me? Quiz" on ABC.com, Then Check Out the Season Premiere of "Opportunity Knocks," Tuesday, September 23 on the ABC Television Network
The quiz will give users "the opportunity to find out how well their friends, family and co-workers really know them."

[09/22/08 - 02:33 PM]
ABC Entertainment Produces Music Videos for Fall Launch
For the third consecutive year, ABC is producing full-length music videos for returning series including "Dirty Sexy Money," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty."

[09/22/08 - 02:32 PM]
Quick Take for Sunday, September 21, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/08 - 02:31 PM]
ABC's "Wife Swap" Asks Viewers to Vote on ABC.com for Their Two Favorite Families to Switch Lives for the 100th Episode
The show's landmark 100th episode will air in 2009.

[09/22/08 - 01:58 PM]
Off the Fence Secures 220-Hour Distribution Deal with Rainbow Media's We TV Network
The deal will see Off the Fence distributing 220 hours of television and video content around the world.

[09/22/08 - 01:56 PM]
Daphne Zuniga Stars in 'Mail Order Bride,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering November 8
Greg Evigan and Cameron Bancroft also star in the original movie, a Randolph Films Production in association with Blueprint Entertainment.

[09/22/08 - 01:28 PM]
Actor/Comedian Fred Willard to Host First Annual Worldwide Fido Awards Premiering Sunday, OcT. 5, at 8:00pm on Nick at Nite
Fans can vote now to determine the finalist in each of the six categories, including "Cutest Dog," "Best Dressed," "Best Voice," "Most Outrageous," "Best Trick" and "Dog/Owner Look-Alike."

[09/22/08 - 01:27 PM]
TruTV Hits the Slopes with All-Access, High-Adrenaline Rescue Series Ski Patrol
The series, which "follows an elite group of patrollers whose special training," will premiere Monday, October 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/22/08 - 01:20 PM]
VH1's Fifth Annual Hip Hop Honors Just Won't Stop! Busta Rhymes, Cee-Lo, Chuck D, Estelle, Epmd, Fat Joe, Flavor Flav, Gym Class Heroes, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Luke Campbell, Mack 10, Michael Rapaport, Queen Latifah and the Roots Join the Celebration
The group joins previously announced talent Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B, DJ Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil' Jon, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean and Sanaa Lathan.

[09/22/08 - 12:56 PM]
William Fichtner to Star in Lead Role as Atf Agent in TNT Drama Pilot Night and Day; Sherry Stringfield Will Also Star
Fichtner will play Dan Hollister, "a tough, veteran ATF agent in the Special Threat Intervention Unit, a federal law enforcement task force."

[09/22/08 - 12:30 PM]
A&E Network Presents New Original Series Rocco Gets Real Starring Celebrity Chef Rocco Dispirito Debuting Saturday, October 4 at 1:00pm ET/PT
The series features DiSpirito helping "ordinary people tackle their kitchen crises and create special moments and meals for their loved ones."

[09/22/08 - 11:22 AM]
TV Land Investigates Hollywood's Most Fascinating Mysteries with the Premiere of "Myths and Legends" on October 8
Plus: starting on September 29th, TVLand.com will offer a "Truly Amazing Fact of the Day."

[09/22/08 - 10:40 AM]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Takes Over TV Land Primetime in Week-Long Programming Event Beginning September 29
Said episodes include appearances by Robin Williams, Susan Lucci, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Andrea Bocelli and The Goo Goo Dolls.

[09/22/08 - 10:36 AM]
The CW and Honda Partner to Present Largest Sweepstakes in Network History
The network will offer viewers a chance to win a brand new 2009 Honda Fit every night from Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 2.

[09/22/08 - 10:18 AM]
NBC Sunday Night Football Beats Emmys in Overnights by 52%
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/08 - 10:17 AM]
Ion Television Inks Multi-Year Film Acquisition Deal with Warner BroS. Domesitc Television Distribution
The multi-year deal brings 27 critically acclaimed and Academy Award-winning films to the network's film slate.

[09/22/08 - 08:03 AM]
CBS's "The Amazing Race" Captures Sixth Straight Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
THE AMAZING RACE has won the award since the category's inception in 2003.

[09/22/08 - 07:52 AM]
Lifetime Television Launches New Comedy Series, 'Rita Rocks,' with Aggressive Scheduling Strategy Featuring Five Original Episodes in One Week, October 20-24 at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Then, starting October 28, "Rita Rocks" will air regularly Tuesdays at 8:30PM (ET/PT).

[09/22/08 - 07:15 AM]
NBC's '30 Rock' Rocks with Seven Emmys
Plus: the networks of NBC Universal win a total of 17 statuettes.

[09/22/08 - 07:14 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Honored with Three Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," ""The Colbert Report" and "South Park" all received honors.

[09/22/08 - 07:13 AM]
Lionsgate's(R) Mad Men Triumphs at Primetime Emmys(R) with Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing
This marks the first time a basic cable program has ever claimed the top drama series prize.

[09/22/08 - 12:05 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, Season Two)

[09/22/08 - 12:04 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Chuck" (NBC, Season Two)

[09/21/08 - 11:00 PM]
Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Winners
"30 Rock" and "Mad Men" take home Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series respectively.

[09/19/08 - 07:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 19
Updates include: Bravo renews Kathy Griffin's "D-List" for season five; Wade Allain Marcus to visit The CW's "Gossip Girl"; and "Threshold's" David S. Goyer & Brannon Braga bring "Flash Forward" to ABC.

[09/19/08 - 06:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cupid" (ABC)

[09/19/08 - 04:46 PM]
American Idol Rewind Returns to National Syndication Week of September 22nd
Plus: encore episodes of AMERICAN IDOL REWIND will air on TV Guide Network beginning the week of September 29.

[09/19/08 - 02:12 PM]
Supernatural Opens to Best Ratings Since Making Its CW Debut
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/08 - 12:59 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's Emmy & Webby Award-Winning ABC.com Launches Updated Full Episode Player with New Customization and Enhanced Viewing Features
The player currently offers users over 180 episodes from over 15 of ABC's most popular series, many of them available in HD.

[09/19/08 - 11:14 AM]
CBS Renews "Flashpoint"
CBS has ordered 13 new episodes of the hit original summer drama FLASHPOINT for broadcast next year.

[09/19/08 - 10:46 AM]
Mel B Returns to 'Access Hollywood' as Guest Correspondent Covering the New Season of 'Dancing with the Stars'
"I'm ecstatic to continue working with my 'Access Hollywood' family," says Mel B. "I am looking forward to the new season of 'Dancing With the Stars.'"

[09/19/08 - 09:43 AM]
Sci Fi Greenlights 'Warehouse 13' for '09
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Saul Rubinek star in the series, which is slated to begin production this February in Toronto for a July 2009 premiere.

[09/19/08 - 07:34 AM]
Animal Planet Follows Crusaders of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 'Whale Wars'
The seven-part, hour-long weekly series premieres on Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/19/08 - 07:01 AM]
Ufc and Spike TV Present 'Ufc Fight for the Troops'
The three-hour live event will be televised on Wednesday, December 10 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/18/08 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 18
Updates include: "The Daily Show's" Jason Jones to visit "How I Met Your Mother"; HBO to adapt James Ellroy's alternative history books; and brothers Brian & Ed Burns set up a pair of drama projects at CBS.

[09/18/08 - 03:53 PM]
MTV and DR. Drew Bring Families Together with New Series "SeX... with Mom and Dad" Premiering Monday, September 29 at 7pm ET/PT
The series features the relationship expert as he helps "a teen and their parents work through their problems discussing sex, dating and relationships."

[09/18/08 - 03:52 PM]
Bff Or "Ttyn?" Find Out When "Paris Hilton's My New Bff" Premieres on Tuesday, September 30th at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: customers of Comcast will have unique access to episodes one week after they premiere.

[09/18/08 - 03:51 PM]
Heroes Returns to G4 This Fall Starting September 23
In 2007, G4 secured off-network rights to "Heroes" from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

[09/18/08 - 03:50 PM]
Cnet and CBS to Provide Exclusive First Look at "Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden" in High Definition
The opening three-and-a-half minutes of the hit reality show's new season will be available to stream on CNET.com beginning tonight.

[09/18/08 - 03:48 PM]
Bravo's Newest Docu-Drama, "First Class All the Way" Takes Off on Monday, November 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series "takes viewers inside the world of high-end luxury travel while revealing the drama of keeping demanding clients content and making extravagant dream vacations come to life."

[09/18/08 - 03:47 PM]
BET Networks Lays Down the Law with Critically Acclaimed Court Shows 'Judge Karen' and 'Judge Hatchett' Premiering Monday, September 22 at 11:00 A.M.*
Airing back-to-back, Monday through Friday, "these two distinctive and insightful programs will bring the drama to BET."

[09/18/08 - 03:45 PM]
ABC's "Opportunity Knocks" Online Game
The online game includes a daily $1,000 winner and a grand prize jackpot of $150,000.

[09/18/08 - 12:01 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Unusuals, The" (ABC)

[09/18/08 - 11:28 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Makes a Special Guest-Starring Appearance on NBC's Emmy-Winning "30 Rock"
"Oprah is very funny in the episode and we are beyond grateful to have her," said creator/star Tina Fey. "Also, I would like to announce that we are officially best friends."

[09/18/08 - 10:57 AM]
Jada Pinkett Smith to Star and Executive Produce as a Nurse and Single Mother in TNT Drama Pilot Time Heals
She'll play Director of Nursing Nancy Hawthorne, "an unsung hero, caregiver and single mother who always puts the pain of others first."







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[08/22/17 - 10:45 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 10:30 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 10:00 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 10:00 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 09:39 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Key Art & Trailer for "Strong Island"
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[08/22/17 - 09:29 AM]
"Jerry Before Seinfeld" Premieres Globally on Netflix September 19
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[08/22/17 - 09:09 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 09:05 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 09:04 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 09:01 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 08:32 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 08:10 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 07:42 AM]
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[08/22/17 - 07:02 AM]
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