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[10/07/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 7
Updates include: FX boots "The Riches"; HBO sets "Washingtonienne" leads; and FOX wants to import "Absolutely Fabulous" from the U.K.

[10/07/08 - 01:16 PM]
60 Minutes Is the Number Three Program of the Week, Drawing Its Largest Audience Since January
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 5.

[10/07/08 - 01:14 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 01:13 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of September 29, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 12:58 PM]
Ion Television to Launch the U.S. Television Premiere of Archangel on Saturday, November 1st
"Archangel is a prime example of the 'Positively Entertaining' programming we are dedicated to providing to our growing audience," said ION's Brandon Burgess.

[10/07/08 - 12:31 PM]
This Halloween Get Your Scream on as VH1 Teams Up with Lionsgate to Find a New Horror Heroine in "Scream Queens"
The series, which gives 10 unknown actresses a shot to win a role on the upcoming film "Saw VI," premieres Monday, October 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/07/08 - 12:29 PM]
Terry Pratchett's the Color of Magic Set to Make U.S. Debut on Ion Television
Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Sir David Jason star in the four-hour event, airing Sunday, November 23 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/07/08 - 12:28 PM]
For the Eighth Week Running, Disney Channel Ranks as TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day in Tweens 9-14
The Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 12:27 PM]
The CW: The Only Network to Deliver Year-To-Year Gains in Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 11:30 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Primetime Week of SepT. 29-OcT. 5
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/07/08 - 11:29 AM]
The Originals Are Back for a New Season Laced with Searing Emotion and High Drama on "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Premiering Its Fourth Season on Tuesday, November 25 at 10 PM ET/PT on Bravo
Newcomer Gretchen Rossi joins returning housewives Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Peterson.

[10/07/08 - 11:28 AM]
CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights Packs Ratings Punch
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 4.

[10/07/08 - 11:26 AM]
CBS Places First on Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Third Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 6.

[10/07/08 - 11:16 AM]
NBC Universal Digital Studio Brings First Slate of Original Productions to Market
The slate includes projects from Scott Z. Burns, Tom Fontana and John August.

[10/07/08 - 08:30 AM]
TBS's Critically Acclaimed My Boys on Deck for Third Season
TBS has ordered nine episodes of the series, which is set to return first quarter 2009.

[10/07/08 - 07:28 AM]
Lifetime Movie Network Announces New Original Movie, 'The Natalee Holloway Story' (Wt)
The movie is based on the book, Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith, by Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway.

[10/07/08 - 06:58 AM]
Stallionaires 'Real and Chance' from 'I Love New York' Return to Find Love in New VH1 Series 'Real Chance of Love' Premiering Monday, October 20 at 9:00pm*
Additionally, VH1.com will launch a sneak peek of the first episode on October 15 before the on-air premiere.

[10/07/08 - 02:31 AM]
MynetworkTV(R) Body Slams Previous Ratings Record
WWE spins the "Friday Night SmackDown" numbers for Friday, October 3.

[10/07/08 - 12:42 AM]
Interview: "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Co-Stars Nene Leakes & Lisa Wu Hartwell

[10/06/08 - 11:03 PM]
Interview: "Life on Mars" Executive Producer Josh Appelbaum, Part 2

[10/06/08 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 6
Updates include: HBO gives "Entourage" a sixth season; CBS asks "The Mentalist" for six additional scripts; and Kevin Bacon to develop "The Booths" at Showtime.

[10/06/08 - 06:03 PM]
Tune-In Saturday, October 11, to FOX Reality Channel for the Biggest Night in Reality TV with the "2008 FOX Reality Channel Really Awards" and the Premiere of "Gimme My Reality Show!"
Corey Feldman, DeAnna Pappas, Holly Madison, Carrie Ann Inaba and Captain Sig are up for the night's "Golden Realitini."

[10/06/08 - 04:46 PM]
FX Picks Up Second Season of New Drama Sons of Anarchy
"It's incredibly gratifying to everyone at FX in at this time when The Shield - the show that got our critically acclaimed original programming brand started - is airing its final season, their loyal audience has embraced Sons of Anarchy and made it a success," said FX's John Landgraf.

[10/06/08 - 03:58 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host for "2008 American Music Awards" Live Special Airing November 23 on Abc
The news marks Kimmel's fifth time as the event's host.

[10/06/08 - 03:54 PM]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Launches "Ambush"
"Ambush" is a free massive multi-player online (MMO) game.

[10/06/08 - 03:49 PM]
Viewers Seek 'Sanctuary' on Sci Fi
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, October 3.

[10/06/08 - 02:57 PM]
Spike Digital Entertainment and Playboy Premiere 'Playmate Show & Tell' on SpikE.com
The online original series is the first project to be unveiled under Spike Digital Entertainment's digital development and production deal with Playboy.com.

[10/06/08 - 02:55 PM]
Is Danity Kane Damaged Beyond Repair? Find Out on October 14th at 9pm ET/PT in the Live "Making the Band 4" Special
MTV News correspondent Sway hosts the special, in which "Diddy will give viewers the low down on what really happened when he confronts his platinum recording artists about dissention in the group."

[10/06/08 - 02:53 PM]
Five-Time Emmy(R) Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns and Warren Christie Star in 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering December 13
Connor Levins and Woody Jeffreys also star in the holiday film.

[10/06/08 - 02:50 PM]
It's Twisted TV Voyeurism at Its BesT. "The Sarah Silverman Program Season Two: Volume One (Uncensored)" DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, October 14
Bonus material on the set includes the cast and creators at 2007's Comic-Con, digital shorts, "Cookie Party," behind-the-scenes and audio commentary with the creators and the entire cast.

[10/06/08 - 02:49 PM]
Hail to the Lil' Chief! "Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States Season Two (Uncensored)" DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, October 14
The double disc set includes a "My Lil' Bush" music video, custom animated shorts and animatics and audio commentary.

[10/06/08 - 02:48 PM]
Alan Jackson to Be Honored as Next CMT "Giant" in New 90 Minute Special "CMT Giants" Taping October 30 in Nashville
The special will then premiere on CMT on Saturday, December 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/08 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49 and Across All Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 5.

[10/06/08 - 11:19 AM]
ABC.com Goes Retro for the Premiere of "Life on Mars"
Beginning Thursday, October 9, the home page of ABC.com will give a nod to 1973 with a retro main page.

[10/06/08 - 11:17 AM]
CBS Caps Winning Week with Sunday Victory in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 5.

[10/06/08 - 11:15 AM]
Premiere of Oxygen Original Movie "Center Stage: Turn It Up" to Air Saturday, November 1 at 8pm ET/PT
The direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2000 film will subsequently be released in January.

[10/06/08 - 09:40 AM]
'TV Land Prime' Hits the Airwaves Tonight, October 6
Plus: "3rd Rock From The Sun" joins the lineup tonight at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[10/06/08 - 09:38 AM]
The Force Is with Cartoon Network as Star Wars(Tm): The Clone Wars(Tm) Blasts Off as the Most-Watched Series Premiere in Network History
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Friday, October 3.

[10/06/08 - 09:37 AM]
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Returns to the CBS Television Network Wednesday, DeC. 3, 2008
This year's fashion show will be taped for the first time from Miami at the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

[10/03/08 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: October 2-3
Updates include: Jesse L. Martin in talks to join NBC's "Philanthropist"; NBC's "Howie Do It" to go international; and WGA targets Tyler Perry over fired writers.

[10/03/08 - 02:47 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights "Man Shops Globe" (Working Title) for 2009
The original series stars Keith Johnson, the antiques buyer for the innovative specialty retailer Anthropologie.

[10/03/08 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Announces Red Mars as New Series in Development
The project, which is based on the classic sci-fi novel by Kim Stanley Robinson, was previously in development at Sci Fi.

[10/03/08 - 02:43 PM]
AMC Launches AMC News
Jacob Soboroff will host the project, "a newly created short-form programming strand covering entertainment news including film premieres, major film festivals, and industry award events."

[10/03/08 - 01:19 PM]
BET's Critically Acclaimed Series 'Somebodies' Switches to a New Time
The series will shift to 10:00/9:00c on Tuesdays starting October 7, with repeat episodes airing in its previous 10:30/9:30c time slot.

[10/03/08 - 01:18 PM]
Bravo Counts Down to the Finale of 'Project Runway'S' Fifth Season of Fabulous
Plus: Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30-Wednesday, October 1.

[10/03/08 - 01:17 PM]
Survivor: Gabon Wins the 8:00 PM Time Period in Viewers and All Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 2.

[10/03/08 - 01:16 PM]
ABC Takes Second on Thursday in Viewers and Ranks No. 1 in Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 2.

[10/03/08 - 09:06 AM]
Love Is in the Air: CBS Whips Up a Whimsical Campaign to Promote the New Fall Show, "The Ex List"
"THE EX LIST is about the ins-and-outs of life, love and dating, and our promotions are designed to reflect that," said CBS's Anne O'Grady.

[10/03/08 - 01:03 AM]
Interview: "Life on Mars" Executive Producer Josh Appelbaum, Part 1

[10/03/08 - 01:02 AM]
Interview: "The Simpsons" Executive Producer Al Jean







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[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
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ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
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[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
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"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.

[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
52 Million Viewers Tune-In to World Series Game 7
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
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The themed episode airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
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NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Celebrates 100 Episodes by Revealing Hidden Nods to the Original Series Placed Within the Show Over the Past Five Years
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[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
Additionally, McHale's production company, Free Period Productions, will continue its production development deal, in which he will give the network first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.