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[11/13/08 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 13
Updates include: Sasha Alexander returns to CBS; FOX may wrap "Prison Break" with two extra episodes; and Tim Long brings "The Chart of Destiny" to Showtime.

[11/13/08 - 03:50 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: New York" Sizzles with Highest Rated Premiere Ever, Up Double Digits Across All Demographics
Bravo spins the numbers for November 11-12.

[11/13/08 - 02:14 PM]
The Csi Team Discovers a Link Between a New Murder and the Infamous "Dick & Jane Killer," on "Csi: Crime Scene Investigation," Thursday, DeC. 11
The episode marks the debut of Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Raymond Langston.

[11/13/08 - 02:07 PM]
William Shatner and Aisha Tyler Are the First Celebrity Contestants to Play "Million Dollar Password" When the Hit Game Show Returns Sunday, DeC. 21, on the CBS Television Network
The Eye ordered six additional episodes of the series back in June.

[11/13/08 - 01:34 PM]
Spike TV Announces Nominees and Categories for 6th Annual "Video Game Awards"
The two-hour extravaganza will premiere live on Sunday, December 14 at 9:00/8:00c from Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA.

[11/13/08 - 01:33 PM]
Heat Miser and Snow Miser Return in an All-New Animated Holiday Special, "A Miser Brothers' Christmas," Premiering on ABC Family Saturday, December 13
The one-hour special is based upon characters originally appearing in the Rankin-Bass Christmas classic, "The Year Without a Santa Claus."

[11/13/08 - 01:11 PM]
Kendra Wilkinson, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt to Guest Star on "How I Met Your Mother"
They will be playing magazine cover versions of themselves as Marshall (Jason Segel) desperately searches for a place to "read a magazine" while at the office.

[11/13/08 - 12:48 PM]
Pamela Anderson Makes a Cameo Appearance on NBC's Freshman Comedy "Kath & Kim"
She'll play herself in a scene with celebrity-gossip obsessed characters Kath (Molly Shannon) and Kim (Selma Blair).

[11/13/08 - 12:09 PM]
Saturday Night Live Adds Two to Cast
Abby Elliott and Michaela Watkins will begin appearing on the show this weekend as featured players.

[11/13/08 - 10:31 AM]
Sci Fi's Sanctuary Picked Up for Season 2
"SCI FI will continue to trail blaze the television landscape by further exploring the many worlds of Sanctuary through its unique green screen environments," said Sci Fi's Mark Stern.

[11/13/08 - 10:31 AM]
With "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards," ABC Dominates Wednesday Evening
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 12.

[11/13/08 - 10:30 AM]
Beyoncé to Perform at 36th Annual "American Music Awards," Sunday, November 23 on Abc
"We are delighted to have Beyoncé at the 2006 AMAs. She is truly a magnificent artist and we look forward to her performance," said AMA Producer Larry Klein.

[11/13/08 - 10:29 AM]
Kevin Mckidd Joins the Cast of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"
McKidd first appeared as Major Owen Hunt in this season's premiere episode.

[11/13/08 - 09:55 AM]
Beyoncé, Tony Bennett, Neil Boyd, Jonas Brothers, Harry Connick JR., David Cook, Rosie O'Donnell and the Broadway Kids, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, and Solange Knowles Kicks Off the Holiday Season for NBC's 11th Annual 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center
"Today's" Al Roker will host the holiday special, which celebrates the 76th Tree Lighting Ceremony.

[11/13/08 - 09:26 AM]
Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski Join Rosie O'Donnell for Her Upcoming NBC Variety Special 'Rosie Live'
Plus: "Rosie Live" will now air at 8:00/7:00c on Wednesday, November 26.

[11/13/08 - 09:10 AM]
TV Land Greenlights Three Additional Original Series to Premiere in TV Land Prime in 2009
The newcomers include "First Love, Second Chance," "How'd You Get So Rich?" and "Make My Day."

[11/13/08 - 08:59 AM]
TBS Celebrates the Year's Best Comedy Movies with Funniest Movies of the Year: 2008
Frank Caliendo hosts the special, which airs Saturday, November 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/13/08 - 08:55 AM]
Comedy Central(R) to Shoot Two New Pilots 'Ugly Americans' and 'Evan and Gareth Are Trying to Get Laid'
"We came to know the creators behind 'Ugly Americans' and 'Evan and Gareth Are Trying To Get Laid' from their work on the Web and feel their creative ideas can carry over to our on-air channel," said the network's Lauren Corrao.

[11/13/08 - 08:46 AM]
Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin Travels the Globe to Solve the Mystery of 'The Vanishing Frog'
The documentary premieres Thursday, November 20 at 8 PM (ET/PT).

[11/13/08 - 08:13 AM]
BET Wins Big with the Record-Breaking Return of 'Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is' and the Powerful Sneak Peek of New Series 'Brothers to Brutha'
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 11.

[11/13/08 - 06:57 AM]
Drew Fuller, Carson Kressley, Melissa Peterman, Sally Pressman and Nicole Sullivan to Host Lifetime Television's Annual Holiday Movie Extravaganza 'Fa La La La Lifetime,' December 1-25
Among the 25 festive movie offerings are "Flirting with Forty," "Will You Merry Me?" and "A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride."

[11/13/08 - 06:17 AM]
BET Networks Names New Programming Chiefs
Loretha Jones and Stephen Hill to serve as Presidents of Programming.

[11/13/08 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Er" Co-Star Anthony Edwards

[11/13/08 - 12:05 AM]
MadTV Celebrates Last Laugh This May on Fox
Now in its 14th year, MADtv will air its 326th and final original episode in May 2009.

[11/12/08 - 09:37 PM]
NBC Pulls the Plug on "Enemy," "Jungle"
Both series however will finish out their runs on Mondays at 10:00/9:00c and Fridays at 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[11/12/08 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 12
Updates include: HBO greenlights "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy pilot; while Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and author Andy Bellin bring their experiences to the small screen.

[11/12/08 - 03:35 PM]
John Schneider, Brooke Nevin and Roma Downey Have Been Cast to Star in "Wedding Dance," an Original Movie Which Has Begun Production in Vancouver, for Air on Hallmark Channel in 2009
The film tracks "a young bride-to-be who is shocked when the father she never knew shows up alive and holding the deed to her family's dance studio."

[11/12/08 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Takes the Online Phenomenon HowstuffworkS.com to the Small Screen with Its World Premiere Original Series, Howstuffworks
The weekly series, based on the famed web site, launches Thursday, November 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/12/08 - 01:55 PM]
The CW Extends "Privileged," Adds Monday Showcase
The CW has ordered five additional episodes of its freshman entry "Privileged."

[11/12/08 - 01:48 PM]
USA Network's Hit Original Series 'In Plain Sight' Casts Joshua Malina as Recurring Character in Season Two
Holly Maples, Cynthia Watros and Ali Marsh are also set to stop by during the show's sophomore run.

[11/12/08 - 01:32 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Television Premiere of "A Dennis the Menace Christmas" on Sunday, November 30
The holiday movie stars Robert Wagner as "Mr. Wilson" and Maxwell Perry Cotton as "Dennis the Menace."

[11/12/08 - 12:46 PM]
Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" to Premiere During "NBC Sunday Night Football"
The studio version of Springsteen's new song "Working on a Dream" will make its world premiere at halftime during the Cowboys/Redskins matchup.

[11/12/08 - 12:11 PM]
Myspace Launches Primetime Application Enabling Users to Watch Full-Length & Short Form Hulu, Warner Bros, Myspace Original and Licensed Content on Profiles and Home Pages
All of the content is derived from a partnership with Hulu, Warner Bros, Sony and from MySpaceTV originals, such as "Roommates" and "Special Delivery."

[11/12/08 - 11:31 AM]
Ncis: Largest Audience Ever!!!
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 11.

[11/12/08 - 11:14 AM]
Bernadette Peters to Guest Star on ABC's Award-Winning "Ugly Betty"
Peters will play Jodie Papadakis, "a tough no nonsense magazine editor whom Betty idolizes and hopes to impress in her training program for aspiring young editors."

[11/12/08 - 11:13 AM]
Childhood Dreams Are Fulfilled When Contestants Perform Live Twenty Years Later, in the ABC Special "Rediscovered"
Donny & Marie host the one-hour special, which airs Tuesday, December 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/12/08 - 11:12 AM]
Christina Aguilera to Perform at "2008 American Music Awards," November 23 on Abc
Plus: Motley Crue, Terrence Howard and Nick Lachey will be awarding trophies at the 36th annual AMAs.

[11/12/08 - 11:11 AM]
Miley Cyrus to Perform and Celebrate 16th Birthday at "2008 American Music Awards," November 23 on Abc
Plus: Jordin Sparks, Scott Weiland and Billy Ray Cyrus will be awarding trophies at the ceremony.

[11/12/08 - 11:10 AM]
Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, an ABC News Special, Airs Thursday, December 4
Tom Cruise, Tina Fey, Rush Limbaugh, Miley Cyrus and Michael Phelps are among those profiled.

[11/12/08 - 11:06 AM]
FX Sets Return Dates for Nip/Tuck and Damages
The continuation of the fifth season of "Nip/Tuck" begins on Tuesday, January, while the second season of "Damages" premieres on Wednesday, January 7.

[11/12/08 - 10:10 AM]
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" Returns with a Pair of Live Shows in November Featuring Paul Rudd and Musical Guest Beyoncé November 15 and Tim Mcgraw and Dual Musical Guests Ludacris & T-Pain November 22
The episodes come off an unprecedented 10 live broadcasts in 8 weeks for the Presidential election.

[11/12/08 - 09:51 AM]
Red-Hot Recording Artist Ne-Yo and Grammy Award Winning Alanis Morissette Set to Perform on Rosie O'Donnell's Upcoming NBC Variety Show 'Rosie Live' on November 26 at 9 P.M. Et
The special will feature a topical monologue, musical production numbers and hilarious comedy sketches.

[11/12/08 - 08:19 AM]
CBS's Very Merry Yuletide Programming
CBS celebrates the holiday season with a parade, Grammy Award-winning performers, the annual Christmastime visits of RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, and THE 31ST ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS.

[11/12/08 - 12:17 AM]
The Simpsons to Be Featured in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle on Sunday, November 16
Crossword puzzle creator Merl Reagle and The New York Times Crossword Puzzle editor Will Shortz will also make guest voice appearances on that night's episode.

[11/12/08 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Top Chef" Host Padma Lakshmi & Host Tom Colicchio

[11/12/08 - 12:05 AM]
Interview: "Estate of Panic" Host Steve Valentine & Executive Producer Richard Hall

[11/11/08 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 11
Updates include: the first details about David E. Kelley's "Legally Mad" for NBC, ABC Family's "Perfect 10" and Sci Fi's "Stargate Universe."

[11/11/08 - 03:30 PM]
Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, Travis Barker, Jc Chasez Join MTV's "Total Finale Live" Celebration for Trl on November 16th
They're set to join "TRL's" current host Damien Fahey and former host Carson Daly in the studio and share their thoughts on what the show meant to them.

[11/11/08 - 03:28 PM]
Hallmark Channel Rings in the Holidays with Six New Original Movies - More Than Ever Before and More Than Any Other TV Network
The six original movies will air on consecutive Saturday nights between the Thanksgiving and new year holidays.

[11/11/08 - 03:27 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Mail Order Bride" Ranks as Network's Most-Watched November Non-Holiday Original Movie Ever
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 8.







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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
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[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Surprises Iyanla Vanzant with Epic Home Makeover in OWN Special to Air Saturday, November 29
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[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sweeps Into November - All-New Episodes of Fan-Favorite Dramas, Comedies, Events and Unscripted Series
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
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The film spotlights our nation's sleep-loss epidemic, revealing the serious consequences of not sleeping enough and explaining how we became a society that fails to prioritize sleep.

[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Eric and his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress are here to subject A-list stars to a hellish and inescapable nightmare talk show experience.

[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
NBC spins the numbers for the weekend of October 25-26.