[friday, september 26, 2008]    
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[09/26/08 - 09:00 PM]
Rocker Sebastian Bach Named the Season 2 Winner of "Gone Country" by Host John Rich
Bach is set to immediately release "Battle with the Bottle" to radio, the song he penned with Nashville songwriters Jeffrey Steele and Vicky McGehee while taping the series.

[09/26/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 26
Updates include: Donnie Wahlberg, Sarah Michelle Gellar to topline pilots for TNT, HBO; Lifetime, NBC Universal continue their legal battle over "Project Runway"; and the usual mix of casting news.

[09/26/08 - 03:06 PM]
NBC Universal Project Runway Ruling
"The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that The Weinstein Company violated NBC Universal's right of first refusal to future cycles of Project Runway," says the statement.

[09/26/08 - 02:28 PM]
Britney Spears' New Single "Womanizer" Gets Exclusive Television Debut During MTV Hit Series "The Hills" on Monday, September 29th at 10pm ET/PT
Britney Spears' sixth studio album, Circus, on Jive Records will be released on Tuesday, December 2nd, her 27th birthday.

[09/26/08 - 12:31 PM]
Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, Dane Cook, Katt Williams Tracy Morgan & Jeff Dunham Slated to Appear as TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: The Comedy Festival
TBS will televise several programs from the event, including the variety special "Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show"; "Laffapalooza," an evening of performances by top comedians hosted by Tracy Morgan; and a celebrity roast of Cheech and Chong.

[09/26/08 - 11:44 AM]
ABC Wins the Opening Thursday of the Season in Viewers and Key Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/08 - 10:41 AM]
FOX Makes It Official: "Disturb" First to Go
After 12 hours of denials, FOX has made it official: "Do Not Disturb" isn't coming back.

[09/26/08 - 10:38 AM]
Actor Steve Valentine to Lord Over 'Estate of Panic,' Sci Fi's New Reality Competition Series from Endemol USA
The six-episode series premieres Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/26/08 - 10:37 AM]
Csi: The Experience to Debut Overseas
The international version of the touring exhibit will debut in Vienna at the Riesenradplatz in the fourth quarter of 2008.

[09/26/08 - 10:36 AM]
Survivor Continues to Rule at 8:00 PM
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/08 - 10:25 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Californication" (Showtime, Season Two)

[09/26/08 - 10:24 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Dexter" (Showtime, Season Three)

[09/26/08 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - October 2008
Among the offerings: the network premieres of "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Married... With Children."

[09/25/08 - 10:02 PM]
FOX Pulls "Disturb" on October 1
Instead, look for a double-dose of "'Til Death" starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/25/08 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 25
Updates include: HBO eyes Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons" for the small screen.

[09/25/08 - 03:53 PM]
Survivorman Returns for a Third Season on Discovery Channel Beginning November 7
The new season, airing Fridays at 9:00/8:00c, will consist of six episodes.

[09/25/08 - 02:25 PM]
Sci Fi's Eureka Scores with Best Season to Date
Sci Fi spins the numbers for "Eureka's" season to date.

[09/25/08 - 02:23 PM]
MTV to Offer Viewers a Cell Block Saturday! Series Premiere of "Celebrity Busts: Ranked" at 5:30pm ET/PT and Live "Busted" Programming Event to Air October 4 from 7:00 Pm-10pm ET/PT
Rapper Tony Yayo hosts the live programming event, which features real-time police patrols.

[09/25/08 - 02:21 PM]
MTV Takes You on Another Life Changing Journey with New Episodes of "Made" and "True Life" Premiering Sunday October 5th from 1pm - 8pm ET/PT
The "Made" installments include "Figure Skater", "Triathlete", "Football Player", and "Beauty Queen."

[09/25/08 - 02:20 PM]
Top Model Ranks Number One in the CW's Target Demo of Women 18-34 for the Fourth Straight Week Against Premiere Week Competition
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/08 - 02:17 PM]
ABC.com Adds New Digital Content Features for Fall Season
The site's highlights include: "Wisteria Lane Virtual Tour," "Design a Dance Contest," "Mode Magazine Online" and Dr. Sydney Heron's "Healing with Love" blog.

[09/25/08 - 12:11 PM]
The CW Announces the Stylista Contestants
The series premieres Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/25/08 - 11:52 AM]
ABC Takes Second on Wednesday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/08 - 11:50 AM]
CBS Wins Wednesday in All Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/08 - 11:36 AM]
Oxygen Media Acquires Exclusive Cable Rights to "America's Next Top Model"
The deal, which starts in January, includes the full library of the hit series as well as its current season and beyond.

[09/25/08 - 11:28 AM]
NBC Universal Stars Strut Their Stuff and Put Their Reputations on the Runway for the 'Macy's Passport Celebrity Catwalk Challenge' Saturday, October 11
Tori Spelling hosts the special, will showcase the rigorous runway training of Jerry Springer, Bob Harper, Jack Coleman, Nancy O'Dell, Kate Flannery and Leyla Milani "as they put their reputations on the line to become Macy's Passport models."

[09/25/08 - 11:19 AM]
Both Hannah and Isis Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the Cw
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[09/25/08 - 10:07 AM]
Uma Thurman, Jesse L. Martin, Nathan Lane, Jane Krakowski, Petra Nemcova, Paul Williams and Michael Bloomberg Join the All-Star Cast of NBC's Holiday Special 'A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa'
They join the previously announced cast members Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Griffiths, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa and Madison Pettis.

[09/25/08 - 08:49 AM]
Get Ready as a New Class of Degrassi Students Enroll on the New Season of the N's Hit Teen Drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Friday, OcT. 10, at 8:00 P.M. (ET)
Plus: The N will roll out the final eight episodes of "South of Nowhere" beginning Friday, October 10.

[09/25/08 - 08:27 AM]
Food Network Opens Casting for Season Five of "The Next Food Network Star"
Casting calls begin as early as next week in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Charleston, SC and Portland, OR.

[09/25/08 - 08:26 AM]
MTV's "From G's to Gents" Returns When Network Greenlights Another Season Airing in Q1
3.9 million viewers tuned into the show's finale.

[09/25/08 - 06:01 AM]
VH1's '100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs' Reigns Supreme as Public Enemy's 'Fight the Power' Takes the #1 Spot
VH1's "100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs" will premiere beginning Monday September 29 - Friday, October 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/25/08 - 12:05 AM]
Interview: "My Name Is Earl" Star Jason Lee & Creator Greg Garcia

[09/24/08 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 24
Updates include: Lifetime snags "How I Met Your Mother's" off-network run; while Rebecca Kirshner inks an overall deal with CBS Paramount Network Television.

[09/24/08 - 04:13 PM]
NBC Primetime Program Schedule Change -- September 24
President Bush's address is set to run for 17 minutes followed by "America's Got Talent" on the Eastern and Central time zones.

[09/24/08 - 04:03 PM]
We TV Adds "Girlfriends," More in October
Back-to-back repeats of the former UPN/CW mainstay will air Monday through Friday at noon/11:00c starting Monday, October 6.

[09/24/08 - 04:01 PM]
Every Bride Has a Wedding Day VisioN... But Sometimes It Needs a Little Revision!
Featuring party-planner-to-the-stars David Tutera, WE tv's "My Fair Wedding" premieres on Sunday, October 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/24/08 - 03:06 PM]
Marquee Heavyweight Fight Between Two Former Mma Champions -- Andrei Arlovski and Roy Nelson -- Has Been Added to the "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights" Primetime Event on OcT. 4
"This is yet another testament to EliteXC's willingness to work with other MMA promotions to bring the best possible fights to the broadest possible audience," said EliteXC's Jeremy Lappen.

[09/24/08 - 02:38 PM]
CBS News Will Broadcast President Bush's Address to the Nation Live Tonight on the CBS Television Network
President Bush will address to the nation tonight beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/24/08 - 02:36 PM]
Emmy Award Nominee Lauren Ambrose and Adam Kaufman Star in "Unorthodox," a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation Currently in Production in New York City and Washington, D.C. for Broadcast on the CBS Television Network
Susie Essman, Ricki Lake and Mercedes Ruehl also star in the film, due to broadcast in 2009.

[09/24/08 - 02:13 PM]
USA Network, Debra Messing, Designer Lauren Merkin and Renowned Illustrator Sujean Rim Join Forces to Create Signature Handbag and T-Shirt for 'The Starter Wife'
The "Molly" will make its television debut on the season finale of THE STARTER WIFE, when it will appear on the arm of Molly (Messing) herself.

[09/24/08 - 02:11 PM]
Louis C.K. Debuts New Stand-Up Special on Showtime
"LOUIS C.K.: CHEWED UP" premieres Saturday, October 4 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/24/08 - 02:08 PM]
'An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving,' Starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Nominee Jacqueline Bisset, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering November 22
The holiday original also stars Tatiana Maslany, Hélène Joy and Kristopher Turner.

[09/24/08 - 01:40 PM]
The Totally Best Second Season Ever ContinueS... Emmy(R)-Nominated "The Sarah Silverman Program" Returns Wednesday, October 8 at 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
A second premiere episode will air on Thursday, October 9 at 10:30/9:30c, settling Sarah and the gang into their regular timeslot.

[09/24/08 - 11:47 AM]
Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" Celebrates Halloween in Festive New Episodes Premiering in October
Look for fresh installments on Friday, October 3 and Friday, October 17.

[09/24/08 - 11:45 AM]
ABC Earns a Solid Second on Tuesday with Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 23.

[09/24/08 - 11:44 AM]
ABC.com Launches Original Webisodes Today for "Ugly Betty" with Premiere of "Mode After Hours"
Original webisode series will also premiere later in the season for "Brothers & Sisters" and "Scrubs."

[09/24/08 - 11:43 AM]
Disney ABC Television Group Casting Presents Its Seventh New York Actors Showcase
The showcase, the seventh one to be held in New York, will take place at the Acorn Theatre on Monday, October 6.

[09/24/08 - 11:37 AM]
Filling TV's Black Hole: David Alan Grier's "Chocolate News" Premieres on Comedy Central(R) Wednesday, October 15 at 10:30 P.M.
The ten-episode series will regularly air on Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c.

[09/24/08 - 11:36 AM]
It's the Biggest and the Best Time to Tune in and Space Out! Get Ready for the World Television Premiere of the "Futurama" Epic "Beast with a Billion Backs" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Sunday, October 19 at 8:00 P.M.*
"Beast With A Billion Backs" is the second of four planned direct-to-DVD films based on the animated series.

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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.