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[10/21/08 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 21
Updates include: Jessalyn Gilsig joins FOX's "Glee"; voice cast set for FOX's "Good Vibes"; and CBS orders two more scripts of "Worst Week."

[10/21/08 - 04:49 PM]
ABC in "Practice" for Full Season
The "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off is a go for 22 episodes this season.

[10/21/08 - 01:36 PM]
You Thought Was Modern May in Fact Be AncienT... Ancient Discoveries
Season three of the series premieres Thursday, October 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/21/08 - 01:35 PM]
Viewers Stay Home for "Ladies of the House" - Hallmark Channel's Latest Original Movie Scores as Highest-Ever October Premiere
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 18.

[10/21/08 - 01:34 PM]
One Tree Hill Hits All-Time Series Highs in Adults 18-34; Soars to Second Best in Show's History with Women 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/08 - 01:33 PM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 5th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/08 - 12:32 PM]
60 Minutes Makes Top 10 for the Second Time in Three Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/21/08 - 12:31 PM]
Paul Ryan and Nancy Kramer Are Named Senior Producers of "48 Hours Mystery"
Ryan and Kramer will "facilitate the development of unique programming under the '48 Hours' umbrella and will continue to produce weekly '48 Hours Mystery' broadcasts."

[10/21/08 - 12:30 PM]
Grammy Award-Winning Rock Band Linkin Park Teams Up with "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation"
Linkin Park's new hit single, "Leave Out All The Rest," will be prominently featured in the show's November 6 episode.

[10/21/08 - 12:02 PM]
Disney Channel Earns Its 185th Straight Win in Kids 6-11 and 181st Consecutive Victory in Tweens 9-14 as the Week's No. 1 Cable Network in Prime
The Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 11:59 AM]
ABC Earns Second Place in Viewers and Adults 18-49, While Ranking No. 1 for the 4th Week in a Row with Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 11:55 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of OcT. 13-19
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 11:38 AM]
USA Network Greenlights and Lifts Cast Contingency for 'White Collar'
Tim DeKay will star opposite Matthew Bomer in the pilot, which Bronwen Hughes is directing from a script by Jeff Eastin.

[10/21/08 - 10:45 AM]
CBS's Monday Demo Winning Streak Hits 5 Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/08 - 10:42 AM]
CBS Makes It Three in a Row
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/08 - 10:29 AM]
NBC to Pick Up Nine Additional Episodes of "Knight Rider" to Complete Full-Season Order for 2008-09
"Gary Scott Thompson and the great cast and crew of 'Knight Rider' continue to deliver fun, action packed adventures every week," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[10/21/08 - 09:53 AM]
Election Night Programming on the Cw
Both "90210" and "Privileged" will deliver shortened episodes on the night, giving stations time to air two local election updates per hour.

[10/21/08 - 09:35 AM]
Dexter's Body Count Rises by 24
Showtime has ordered two more seasons of the series, consisting of 12 episodes each.

[10/21/08 - 08:47 AM]
CMT Presents "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza" Premiering November 21
The 90-minute special features appearances by Toby Keith, Terry Bradshaw, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Lewis Black, Blake Shelton, Tony Orlando, Fred Willard, Joey Fatone, Ross Mathews, Terry Fator, Charlie Callas, Victoria Jackson, Jennifer Aspen, Nadine Valazquez and Angela Little MacKenzie.

[10/21/08 - 12:28 AM]
Interview: "Frank TV" Star Frank Caliendo

[10/20/08 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 20
Updates include: Hope Davis and John Mahoney to receive "Treatment" at HBO; The CW asks for two additional scripts of "Privileged"; and even more casting news.

[10/20/08 - 03:26 PM]
The Cw, Mrc Alter Sunday Lineup
The network's early fringe schedule on Sunday will now feature repeats of "Valentine" in favor of fellow newcomer "In Harm's Way."

[10/20/08 - 02:40 PM]
Family Court with Judge Penny on a Roll with New Clearances and Upgrades
Minneapolis (KSTC/IND), Miami (WBFS/MNT), Nashville (WNAB/CW), Salt Lake City (KCSG/MNT), San Antonio (KCWX/CW) and Louisville (WBKI/CW) have all added the freshman court series.

[10/20/08 - 02:38 PM]
AMC Rebrands Annual Horror Film Festival Monsterfest to AMC Fearfest
Plus: AMC has signed popular musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie to host the eight day marathon of films.

[10/20/08 - 02:17 PM]
Britney Spears' New Single "Womanizer" Captures True Essence of Chuck Bass in New "Gossip Girl" Promo for the CW
The promo spot will begin its four week run on-air on The CW beginning Monday, October 20, as well as online at www.CWTV.com.

[10/20/08 - 02:16 PM]
Bravo Makes a Date with 'Swingtown,' Will Also Air Marathons of 'The West Wing'
All 13 episodes of "Swingtown" will air on Friday, October 24 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET/PT.

[10/20/08 - 02:14 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49 and Across All Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/08 - 02:12 PM]
In the Live + 7 Day Stats, ABC's Week 2 Results Grow from First-Reported Numbers by 5% in Viewers, by 7% in Adults 18-49 and by 10% in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the Live + 7 Day ratings for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/08 - 02:11 PM]
Kanye West, Alicia Keys, the Fray Confirmed to Perform at "2008 American Music Awards," November 23 on Abc
Previously named performers for the AMAs are Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, the Pussycat Dolls, New Kids on the Block, Jonas Brothers and P!nk.

[10/20/08 - 01:32 PM]
Carlos Mencia*: *performance Enhanced (Extended & Uncensored) DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, October 28
Bonus materials include Mencia's appearance on MTV's "Cribs" and an additional "Dean Carlos" segment from "Mind of Mencia."

[10/20/08 - 01:31 PM]
CBS Interactive Launches Social Viewing Rooms
The Social Viewing Room "lets TV fans watch the most popular CBS Network TV shows online at the same time as their friends, and interact as if they were all sitting together in the same room."

[10/20/08 - 01:28 PM]
BBC Broadcasts Around the World on U.S. Election Night
The night will be anchored by David Dimbleby and Matt Frei with Ted Koppel offering "big picture perspective and global analysis."

[10/20/08 - 01:27 PM]
ABC Family Presents a DR. Dolittle Marathon Leading Up to the Television Premiere of "DR. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief," on November 9th
In the fourth film of the series, "Maya Dolittle, daughter of the famed Dr. Dolittle is put to the ultimate test when she has to learn how to channel her father's gift of communicating with animals."

[10/20/08 - 11:24 AM]
CBS Wins Sunday in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/08 - 10:31 AM]
Ion Media Networks Launches High Definition
ION Television will be available in HD starting in the first quarter of 2009.

[10/20/08 - 09:38 AM]
NBC Universal Cable Continues to Show Strong Growth
NBC Universal spins Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sci Fi and USA's numbers for September 24 through October 14.

[10/20/08 - 09:36 AM]
Sci Fi's Dvice Gets Political
The site "helps voters by assessing voting machines across the U.S., ranking each state's voting technology by its vulnerability to tampering."

[10/17/08 - 09:44 PM]
FOX Gives "Sarah Connor" Full Season
The series entered its sophomore run this fall with a 13-episode order.

[10/17/08 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 17
Updates include: Brian Cox books a pair of roles at NBC; Iain Morris and Damon Beesley to import their U.K. series "The Inbetweeners" at ABC; and the usual mix of casting news.

[10/17/08 - 03:25 PM]
BET Networks Secures Advertising and Promotional Partnerships with Nike, Myspace Music, Comcast, Toyota, Alltel Wireless and FOX Searchlight in Support of the 'BET Hip Hop Awards '08'
Among the promotions: BET Networks has partnered with Nike on a first-of-its-kind, limited edition Nike and BET Air Force 1 sneaker.

[10/17/08 - 02:59 PM]
Catherine Bell and Chris Potter to Star in Sequel to "The Good Witch," Hallmark Channel's Second-Highest-Rated Original Movie Ever
The film will begin production in late October in Toronto, Canada for air on the network in 2009.

[10/17/08 - 02:58 PM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights "Taking a Chance on Love," Sequel to 2007 Original Holiday Movie, "The Note"
Genie Francis and Ted McGinley will reprise their roles in the sequel, due to air in January.

[10/17/08 - 01:21 PM]
ABC Earns Second on Thursday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 16.

[10/17/08 - 01:15 PM]
Additional Performers Announced for "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
Previously announced performers include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

[10/17/08 - 12:49 PM]
The Eagles Will Perform on "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
The Eagles are nominated for CMA Vocal Group of the Year.

[10/17/08 - 09:51 AM]
CBS Wins Second Straight Thursday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 16.

[10/17/08 - 01:33 AM]
Interview: "Crusoe" Co-Stars Philip Winchester & Sam Neill

[10/17/08 - 12:02 AM]
24: Redemption - Captured in Africa, a Collection of Photographs by Makers of Emmy Award-Winning FOX Drama "24" to Debut at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
Plus: the "24: Redemption" DVD, due on November 25, will include over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage not shown in the television broadcast.

[10/16/08 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 16
Updates include: AMC is on track to renew "Mad Men"; while Will Arnett inks a seven-figure development deal with FOX.

[10/16/08 - 04:46 PM]
Opportunity No Longer Knocking for Abc
Production has been halted on the series after nine episodes, just three of which have aired.







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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."