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[10/27/08 - 06:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 27
Updates include: ABC Family orders a "Perfect 10"; plus "Worst Week" gets another script order.

[10/27/08 - 06:24 PM]
CBS Cross Off "Ex List"
A repeat of "NCIS" will fill the Friday, 9:00/8:00c hour on October 31.

[10/27/08 - 02:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel to Stream Second Season of Original Series, "Adoption," Online Beginning November 1
The network will initially post the first four episodes of the series and then stream two additional episodes per week for five weeks.

[10/27/08 - 02:51 PM]
So You Think You Can Dance Canada Is Fall's No. 1 New Program in Canada
It's the first time in memory that an original, homegrown production has claimed more viewers than American imports in the fall season.

[10/27/08 - 02:49 PM]
BBC America Premieres Three All New Documentaries in December
The trio includes "Sugar Mummies," "Too Fat to Toddle" and "Should I Smoke Dope?"

[10/27/08 - 12:25 PM]
Lifetime Networks Names Nina Lederman Senior Vice President, Series Programming and Development
Lederman most recently served as president of Joe Roth Television, based at CBS Paramount Network Television.

[10/27/08 - 11:18 AM]
Starz Declares - "We Are 'Spartacus!'"
Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Joshua Donen are the executive producers of the series with Steven S. DeKnight serving as showrunner.

[10/27/08 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Is Sunday's Top Non-Sports Net in Viewers & Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 26.

[10/27/08 - 11:13 AM]
ABC News Announces Plans for Election Night Tuesday, November 4
Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor the network's coverage, which begins at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/27/08 - 10:09 AM]
Favorite TV Families Go Head-To-Head for the Title of "First Family" at TVlanD.com
Viewers can vote for the Taylors ("The Andy Griffith Show"), the Sanfords ("Sanford and Son") or the Clampetts ("The Beverly Hillbillies") to see who wins the title.

[10/27/08 - 09:36 AM]
B.B. King, Clint Black, the B-52s, Richie Sambora, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Flaming Lips and T.I. Add Their Musical Talents and Star Power to NBC's 'Chime In' Promotional Campaign
"The NBC chimes are arguably the most recognized audio signature around," said NBC's John Miller.

[10/27/08 - 08:41 AM]
MyNetworkTV Benches "Expose," "Roof"; More Changes
Plus: beginning Monday, December 1, nearly all of MyNetworkTV's original series will go on hiatus in favor of movies, specials and other holiday-themed programming.

[10/27/08 - 08:30 AM]
Lifetime Television Re-Teams with Mandalay Television, Stephanie Germain Productions and Best-Selling Author Nora Roberts to Produce Four All-New Original Movies
"Nora Roberts' High Noon," starring Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei and Cybill Shepherd, is the first of the 2009 Nora Roberts' movies to begin production.

[10/27/08 - 08:10 AM]
Jerry O'Connell, Lauren Stamile and Academy Award(R) Winner Faye Dunaway to Star in Lifetime Original Movie 'Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou' to Premiere in 2009 on Lifetime
Upcoming adaptations also include "Nora Roberts' High Noon," "Nora Roberts' Tribute" and "Nora Roberts' Northern Lights."

[10/27/08 - 07:43 AM]
TLC Welcomes You to Join the Gosselins' Hawaiian Adventure as Jon and Kate Say "I Do"... Again!
The one-hour special will air Monday, November 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/27/08 - 07:15 AM]
Coming to a TV Near You: "The Bob & Tom Show" Begins Next Monday on WGN America
The daily program will air Monday-Friday from Midnight - 1:00am ET on Tribune Broadcasting's WGN America.

[10/27/08 - 07:02 AM]
A&E Picks Up Second Season of 'The Cleaner' Starring Benjamin Bratt
The series will go into production shortly on 13 all-new episodes slated to premiere sometime in 2009.

[10/27/08 - 12:11 AM]
So You Think You Can Dance Season Five Auditions Kick-Off Thursday, November 13 in New York City
Auditions are also set for Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami and Seattle.

[10/24/08 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 24
Updates include: Gary Cole to join HBO's "Entourage"; while CBS's "Gary Unmarried" lands four additional scripts.

[10/24/08 - 04:37 PM]
NBC Announces Primetime Schedule Changes: 'Law & Order' Premieres Wednesday November 5, Following 'Knight Rider' and 'Life' in All New Crime Block Lineup and 'Lipstick Jungle' Joins Friday Lineup on October 31
In addition, "Momma's Boys" will now debut Tuesday, December 16 after the season finale of "The Biggest Loser."

[10/24/08 - 10:54 AM]
ABC Earns Second on Thursday in Adults 18-49 and Delivers the No. 1 Position on the Evening in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/08 - 10:53 AM]
Roger Goodman Named Director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards(R), Airing Sunday, February 22, 2009, on the ABC Television Network
This will be Goodman's first time calling the camera shots for the Oscar(R) show.

[10/24/08 - 10:46 AM]
The Challenge Comes to a Close on the Finale Episode of the "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island" on October 29th at 10:00pm ET/PT
Plus: on November 5 the cast will come together for an explosion of emotions on the "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" Reunion.

[10/24/08 - 10:13 AM]
CBS Is Thursday's Winning Team
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/08 - 09:19 AM]
MsNBC Goes High Definition in Spring 2009
In the third quarter of 2008, MSNBC was the fastest growing channel in all of cable.

[10/24/08 - 09:17 AM]
Find You, the New Hit Song from CBS Recording Artists Karmina, Has Been Chosen as the Theme Song to "The Ex List"
"Find You" premiered as the theme song on THE EX LIST on Friday, October 10 and can be heard every week at the top of the show.

[10/23/08 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 23
Updates include: Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon land HBO pilots; "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to resume production in December; and the usual mix of casting news.

[10/23/08 - 04:22 PM]
Ghost Hunters Scares Off the Competition with All-Time Ratings Highs!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/08 - 04:22 PM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming, Including the Country Music Awards and American Music Awards, and Jam-Packed Original Episodes of Some of Television's Biggest Hits
ABC details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[10/23/08 - 02:47 PM]
TBS Lines Up More Than 25 Comics for Lol Lounge and Brings Excitement of the Comedy Festival Live Online for the First Time Ever
Unlike other events during THE COMEDY FESTIVAL, the LOL Lounge performances will be free to the public, with no tickets required.

[10/23/08 - 02:46 PM]
MTV to Offer Viewers a Sequel to Cell Block Saturday!
"BUSTED Live: Countdown To Lockdown" heads into the MTV studios to "countdown 20 brand new infractions, so crazy even the cops involved couldn't believe their eyes!"

[10/23/08 - 02:45 PM]
Made and "True Life" Are Back with New Episodes on Thursday, October 30th and Saturday, November 1st
The "Made" installments include "Survivalists," "Body Builder" and "Streamer."

[10/23/08 - 02:44 PM]
Step Into the Lives of Boxing Champions Roy Jones JR. & Joe Calzaghe as They Train for the Big Fight When HBO's Calzaghe-Jones: 24/7 Premeres This Sunday
"Calzaghe-Jones: 24/7" will air over two consecutive Sundays before the premiere of the live fight and the finale of the series.

[10/23/08 - 02:43 PM]
Joslyn Eliminated from "America's Next Top Model" on the Cw
The CW details the latest "America's Next Top Model" elimination.

[10/23/08 - 02:42 PM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires 80 Pictures from Twentieth Television
The list of films includes "Big," "Cheaper by the Dozen," "Cocoon," "Doctor Doolittle," "Edward Scissorhands," "Garfield," "Home Alone," "Ice Age" and more!

[10/23/08 - 01:59 PM]
FOX Shelves "Hole in the Wall"
Repeats of "Kitchen Nightmares" will fill the Thursday, 8:00/7:00c hour for the foreseeable future.

[10/23/08 - 01:40 PM]
CBS in November: The Network's Lead Characters Get Personal and RomantiC....and It's a Milestone Month for "Csi: Miami" and "Csi: Ny"
CBS details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS)

[10/23/08 - 11:40 AM]
Saturday Night Live Rounds Out Its Extended Election Period with Ben Affleck and "American Idol" Winner David Cook
In addition, "SNL" will present a two-hour election themed special on the night before Election Day - Monday, November 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/23/08 - 11:39 AM]
Top Model Scores Largest Audience of the Cycle; Dominates the Hour with Women
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/08 - 11:38 AM]
ABC Posts Its Best Wednesday in 3 Weeks in Adults 18-49 and Is No. 1 for the 4th Straight Week in Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/08 - 10:06 AM]
CBS's Wednesday Comedies Hit Season High Ratings in All Key Measures
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/08 - 08:22 AM]
Sci Fi Greenlights Pilot for Ghost Hunters: College Edition
The latest spin-off features "a group of college students, led by seasoned investigators, who search for the paranormal in haunted hotspots around the country and around the world."

[10/23/08 - 07:02 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Signs Deal with Comedian Jo Koy for One-Hour Stand-Up Special
The stand-up special will tape on November 6 at the New York Comedy Festival and will air in the first quarter of 2009.

[10/23/08 - 06:29 AM]
John Stamos and Robin Tunney Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'The Two MR. Kissels,' Premiering Saturday, November 15
The original movie is "based on the shocking true story of two multi-millionaire brothers who both married the women of their dreams and wound up dead."

[10/22/08 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 22
Updates include: newcomer Ben Koldyke to topline FOX's "Boldly Going Nowhere"; while John Glover is set to visit ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

[10/22/08 - 02:49 PM]
Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" Marked Its Highest Rated Season Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/08 - 02:48 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Hits Series Highs for Second Consecutive Week
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/08 - 01:49 PM]
BET Networks and the Weinstein Company Agree to Multi-Picture, First Window Film Package
The package includes the films "The Great Debaters," "The Longshots," "Soul Men" and "Hurricane Season."

[10/22/08 - 12:35 PM]
TV Land Begins Production on Second Season of Hit Reality Series "She's Got the Look" in New York City
This season's winner will now receive a check for $100,000 and a photo spread in SELF Magazine.

[10/22/08 - 12:26 PM]
Mccain & Obama Help Open World Series on Fox
Each candidate recorded inspirational quotes from American icons that will be woven into the opening segment of each World Series broadcast.







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