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[10/28/08 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 28
Updates include: The CW looks to revive "Melrose Place"; Luke Greenfield books a pair of projects; and E! orders "Party Monsters: Cabo."

[10/28/08 - 04:08 PM]
Cake Distribution Propels Fresh TV's "Total Drama" Franchise to New Heights with Total Drama Action Sale to Cartoon Network U.S.
TOTAL DRAMA ACTION picks up where TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND left off and takes 15 of the original contestants to a new location - a deserted film studio lot.

[10/28/08 - 03:06 PM]
TruTV Gives Viewers Exclusive Access to the World's Ultimate Party in Vegas with New Series Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel
The new series, from Brad Lachman Productions, premieres Tuesday, November 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/28/08 - 03:04 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - November 2008
On tap next month: UFC 91 COUNTDOWN: COUTURE VS. LESNER on Monday, November 10.

[10/28/08 - 03:04 PM]
Gossip Girl Builds Week-To-Week as the CW Again Finishes as Monday's #1 Network with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 27.

[10/28/08 - 02:58 PM]
Cartoon Network Scares Up Best October Kids 6-11 Prime Ratings, Delivery Since 2004; Best Kids 2-11 Prime Ratings, Delivery Since 2005
Cartoon Network further spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 02:57 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for October 2008
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 02:57 PM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 6th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 27.

[10/28/08 - 02:55 PM]
ABC.com Offers Halloween Costume Tips to Dress Up Like Characters from Your Favorite ABC Series
The top five video costumes include looks from "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," Life on Mars," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty."

[10/28/08 - 02:54 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and Verizon Fios TV Expand ABC's Video-On-Demand Offering
FiOS TV customers can watch episodes of popular ABC series just one day after their broadcast premieres.

[10/28/08 - 02:53 PM]
A&E Achieves Best October and on Pace for Best Year in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 01:42 PM]
The People's Choice Awards Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary as the Premier Award Show for Fans to Voice Their Choice
Starting November 10, fans can visit pcaVOTE.com to cast their votes, with the winners announced Wednesday, January 7 on CBS.

[10/28/08 - 01:26 PM]
Universal Media Studios Signs First-Look Deal with Producer-Actress Jennifer Lopez and Her Nuyorican Productions Shingle
"Jennifer Lopez is a multi-faceted superstar and we are thrilled to be in business with her," said Ben Silverman.

[10/28/08 - 01:07 PM]
Evolutionary History of Our Last Biological FrontieR... the Brain
The two-hour special, premiering Monday, November 10 at 9:00/8:00c, "takes viewers on a journey into the mind of man."

[10/28/08 - 01:01 PM]
A Window Into the World of Covert Private Military OperationS... Shadow Force
The eight-episode series, from Cabana 9, Global Films and Reveille, premieres on Friday, November 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/28/08 - 12:59 PM]
CBS Streaks to Its Fourth Consecutive Weekly Victory
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 20-26.

[10/28/08 - 12:50 PM]
Sci FI.com Invites Fans of Sci Fi Channel's Hit Original Reality Series 'Ghost Hunters' to "Join the Hunt" with New Social Network
Plus: SciFi.com will offer "an exclusive, multi-camera online video feed and thermal imaging camera views" of this Friday's "Ghost Hunters Live" event.

[10/28/08 - 12:49 PM]
October Is ABC Family's Most-Watched October Ever in Prime in Total Viewers and Across All Key Adult and Viewer 12-34 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 12:48 PM]
October Qualifies as Soapnet's Most-Watched Month in 20 Months in Total Viewers & Third-Most-Watched Month in Net's History
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 11:30 AM]
Bio Channel Premieres New Original Talk Show 'Shatner's Raw Nerve' Hosted by William Shatner
Upcoming guests on the series, due on December 2, include Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Jimmy Kimmel, Howie Mandel, Judge Judy, Valerie Bertinelli, Kelsey Grammer, Jenna Jameson, Leonard Nimoy and Jon Voight.

[10/28/08 - 11:09 AM]
MTV's "My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled" Returns for Another Exciting Trip on "Exiled: The Real Deal" and "Inside the Exile" Airing on Saturday, November 8
"Exiled: The Real Deal" features two brand new episodes, each extended to a full hour.

[10/28/08 - 10:57 AM]
Disney-ABC Domestic Television Offers First Look at Highly Anticipated Series, Legend of the Seeker
The free download, entitled "Legend of the Seeker: A First Look," will give fans the opportunity to view the first 30-minutes of the upcoming two-hour television event.

[10/28/08 - 10:53 AM]
ABC Draws Its Biggest Audience Since Season Premiere Week and Ranks No. 1 in Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 20-26.

[10/28/08 - 10:53 AM]
Game 5 of World Series Rescheduled for Wednesday
Game 5 of the World Series will resume on Wednesday at the earliest, MLB commissioner Bud Selig confirmed this morning.

[10/28/08 - 10:52 AM]
Reese Witherspoon Will Be a Presenter at "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
Nominees Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler have also been added as performers.

[10/28/08 - 10:49 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of OcT. 20-26
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 20-26.

[10/28/08 - 09:38 AM]
Oxygen Records Best October Ever with Double Digit Growth and Pacing for Best Year Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of October.

[10/28/08 - 05:50 AM]
Wolf Films/Universal Media Studios' 'Law & Order', Currently the Longest Running Drama Series on Television Returns for 19th Season on Nbc
Upcoming guest stars on the series include Ned Beatty, Sherry Stringfield, Jena Malone, Katee Sackhoff, Tom Everett Scott and Vivica A. Fox.

[10/28/08 - 12:09 AM]
Interview: "Coolio's Rules" Star Coolio

[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.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.