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[11/17/08 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 17
Updates include: Brian Dennehy moves to TNT's "Bunker Hill"; "Criminal Minds" and "NUMB3RS" head to weekend syndication in 2010; and more join CBS's "The Karenskys."

[11/17/08 - 03:17 PM]
MyNetworkTV Adds "Masters of Illusion," "Vice Squad" in January
The pair will air Mondays at 9:00/8:00c and Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c, respectively, starting the week of January 5.

[11/17/08 - 01:42 PM]
Kings of Stoner Comedy Take the Hot Seat for Cheech & Chong Roasted
Brad Garrett hosts the special, which also features Tom Arnold, Geraldo Rivera, Penn & Teller, Wilmer Valderrama, Greg Giraldo, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Ralphie May, Shelby Chong, Steve Carell and Andy Dick.

[11/17/08 - 01:40 PM]
Sundance Channel Hits Streets of Newark in New Series ''Brick City''
The multi-part documentary, due in the third quarter of 2009, "takes an in-depth look at the intense challenges facing the city of Newark, New Jersey."

[11/17/08 - 01:38 PM]
Oxygen Media Announces First Ever E-Commerce Initiative Launches ShoP.oxygeN.com" with Exclusive "Bad Girls Club" Merchandise
Two lines of merchandise will be available for purchase, some general Oxygen merchandise with "oxygenated" phrases like "Over It" and "Obsessed" joining other articles of clothing specific to the series, "Bad Girls Club."

[11/17/08 - 01:37 PM]
G4 Investigates: Tech Fight Clubs Exposes Silicon Valley's Secret Underground Fight Clubs
The special airs Saturday, December 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/17/08 - 11:32 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie 'The Two MR. Kissels' Soars with 4.2 Million Viewers and a 3.3 Household Rating During Saturday, November 15 Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, November 15.

[11/17/08 - 11:09 AM]
Legendary Performer Liza Minnelli Joins Rosie O'Donnell for Her Upcoming NBC Variety Special 'Rosie Live' with O'Donnell and Minnelli Performing Together in a Spectacular Song and Dance Number
Minnelli joins previously announced guest stars including recording artist's Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette, Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski.

[11/17/08 - 10:58 AM]
60 Minutes, Featuring the First Interview with President-Elect Barack Obama," Delivers It Largest Audience Since at Least 1999
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 16.

[11/17/08 - 10:57 AM]
Sunday Night Football on NBC Featuring Cowboys-Redskins Up 25% Over Last Year's Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 16.

[11/17/08 - 10:57 AM]
Csi: Ny Celebrates 100 Episodes with a List of 100 Classic New York One-Liners from the Past Five Seasons
The landmark episode airs Wednesday, November 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/17/08 - 10:55 AM]
Despite Increased Sunday Competition from NBC with a Big "Sunday Night Football" Game and CBS' Huge NFL Overrun, ABC Is Up Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 16.

[11/17/08 - 10:54 AM]
Michael Giacchino to Conduct Orchestra at the "81st Annual Academy Awards,(R)" Airing Sunday, February 22, 2009, on the ABC Television Network
In 2005 Giacchino won an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for ABC's hit drama "Lost."

[11/17/08 - 10:53 AM]
Superstar Miley Cyrus Performs on the Season Finale of "Dancing with the Stars"
She'll perform her second single, "Fly on the Wall," from her #1 album, "Breakout."

[11/17/08 - 10:51 AM]
Premiere of "2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live!" to Air Before "American Music Awards" November 23 on Abc
Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison will host the special with Nicole Scherzinger, Christian Siriano and Corbin Bleu serving as special correspondents.

[11/17/08 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Premieres New Lost Music Video Debuting the Fray's New Single, "You Found Me"
The video, which features exclusive scenes from the upcoming fifth season of "Lost," will premiere during "Grey's Anatomy" on November 20.

[11/17/08 - 10:47 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's Casting Department Announces a New Initiative as Part of Its 22nd Actors Showcase Supporting and Creating Opportunities for Diverse Talent
Past participants include Jorge Garcia from "Lost," Carrie Ann Inaba from "Dancing with the Stars" and Monique Gabriela Curnen from "The Unusuals."

[11/17/08 - 09:51 AM]
Mark Burnett Productions and Maloof Television Team for Reality Show to Recrown Sacramento Kings
"Rebuilding the Kingdom" will focus on the NBA franchise as it undergoes a complete reformation.

[11/17/08 - 08:31 AM]
Multi-Grammy(R) Award Winner Mariah Carey Is Set to Perform and Ll Cool J and Taylor Swift Are Set to Co-Host on "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
As previously announced, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift are also set to perform.

[11/17/08 - 08:31 AM]
New Year, New Series: Food Network Primetime Heats Up!
The offerings include "Chopped" and "Will Work for Food" plus the return of "Ultimate Recipe Showdown."

[11/17/08 - 06:27 AM]
'Tis the Season for a Bounty of Holiday-Themed Series and Specials on NBC
A bevy of series will celebrate the most festive time of the year including "The Office," "ER," "My Name is Earl," "30 Rock," "Kath & Kim," "The Biggest Loser: Families" and "Deal or No Deal."

[11/14/08 - 07:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 14
Updates include: Laura Linney to potential star in HBO's biopic of Katharine Graham, the late publisher of The Washington Post.

[11/14/08 - 06:33 PM]
NBC Adds More "Medium," USA to Wrap "Monk"
NBC has ordered six additional episodes of its midseason drama "Medium," while USA is giving "Monk" an eighth - and final - season.

[11/14/08 - 04:32 PM]
ABC Adds "Unusuals," "Goode Family" to Wednesdays
The moves, along with the network's complete midseason lineup, were revealed this afternoon. (UPDATED: Due to popular demand, we've added screen captures of the lineup.)

[11/14/08 - 02:55 PM]
CBS Extends "Gary Unmarried," "Worst Week"
The Eye asks for three more episodes of "Week" and seven additional episodes of "Gary" (plus two scripts).

[11/14/08 - 02:16 PM]
NBC Unveils 'Superstar Dancers of the World,' (Working Title) an Historic Dance Competition Event Featuring the Masters of Dance Genres from Around the World
"Lord of the Dance's" Michael Flatley will host the series, which comes from executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller.

[11/14/08 - 01:52 PM]
Interview: "Ghost Whisperer" Executive Producers Kim Moses & Ian Sander

[11/14/08 - 12:38 PM]
ABC Wins Thursday for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 13.

[11/14/08 - 10:25 AM]
CBS Extends Thursday Winning Streak to Six Consecutive Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 14.

[11/14/08 - 09:37 AM]
NBC Signs Exclusive One-Year Talent and Development Deal with Hilary Duff to Star in Her Own Series from Universal Media Studios
The deal calls for the network and studio to develop a series for Duff as well as allow her to guest star on their current series.

[11/14/08 - 07:23 AM]
Who's Transformed Their Tabloid Days Into Positive Ways? Oxygen Counts Them Down in "Oxygen's 25iest: Bad Girls Gone Good"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 9 at 11pm ET/PT.

[11/14/08 - 05:01 AM]
Could You Survive? New Discovery Health Series Reveals How Being Fit Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death
The new series premieres Thursday, December 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/14/08 - 12:19 AM]
Interview: "The Bill Engvall Show" Stars Bill Engvall & Nancy Travis

[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.







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[05/26/18 - 08:20 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
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[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
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[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
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[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
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