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[11/21/08 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 21
Updates include: Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard close deals to bring "Arrested" to the big screen; Horatio Sanz reports for "Motherhood" duty at ABC; and Jason London has "Possible Side Effects" for Showtime.

[11/21/08 - 01:56 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Basic Cable Television Premieres of "Cars" and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
"Cars" airs Wednesday, December 3 while "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" broadcasts Friday, December 12.

[11/21/08 - 01:20 PM]
Soapnet Announces "Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call" a New Six-Week Original Relationship Series Hosted by Greg Behrendt, Acclaimed Consultant of "Sex and the City" and Co-Author of the Best-Selling Book "He's Just Not Into You," Airing on Thursdays at 10 PM Beginning January 8
Behrendt will also host "a series of Valentine-themed interstitials throughout the event providing his no-nonsense approach to relationships."

[11/21/08 - 01:19 PM]
Soapnet Claims Valentine Season from January 4 Through February 14
The event will "incorporate romance-themed entertainment, including a new original series, stunts, interstitials and movies."

[11/21/08 - 12:26 PM]
NBC Banishes "Crusoe" to Saturdays
Taking over for "Crusoe" on Fridays will be "Lipstick Jungle" at 9:00/8:00c and the return of "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/21/08 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Tops Thursday for the 3rd Consecutive Week in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 20.

[11/21/08 - 12:02 PM]
ABC's "Private Practice" Moves to Thursdays, Beginning January 8, 2009; "Life on Mars" Moves to Wednesdays, Following "Lost," Starting January 28
The Alphabet confirms our report from yesterday.

[11/21/08 - 12:01 PM]
Hit Comedy Series "Scrubs" Premieres on ABC Tuesday, January 6
Plus: Beginning Monday, November 24, select episodes from the past seven seasons of "Scrubs" will be available online at www.abc.com.

[11/21/08 - 11:05 AM]
The Tyra Banks Show Comes to the Cw
The talk show will air on the netlet in double runs on weekday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting in September 2009.

[11/21/08 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Sweeps All Four Thursdays in November
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 20.

[11/21/08 - 09:12 AM]
Casting Crowns, Kristin Chenoweth, Julianne Hough, Darius Rucker and Straight No Chaser Slated to Ring in the Holidays in TNT's Annual Music Concert Christmas in Washington
Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw will once again host the special, airing Wednesday, December 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/21/08 - 09:04 AM]
MTV Makes It a Double as "A Shot at Love" Returns for a New Season with New SpiN...
"A Double Shot at Love," featuring bisexual twin sisters Rikki and Vikki, will premiere Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/21/08 - 08:54 AM]
'The Office' 'Producer's Cut' to Stream on NBC.com
Users can log onto NBC.com next week to stream the expanded November 20 episode, which includes scenes and extra footage not shown in the broadcast version.

[11/20/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 20
Updates include: ABC Family sets "10 Things" cast; Michael Landes sticks with 20th; and Discovery orders "The Detonators" from RDF USA.

[11/20/08 - 05:55 PM]
ABC Offers More Schedule Teases
On the eve of its midseason schedule announcement, ABC has revealed the 2009 homes for "According to Jim," "Scrubs" and "Private Practice."

[11/20/08 - 04:59 PM]
Mars Gets Four More Episodes, New Home
The freshman drama will take up residence after "Lost" on Wednesday nights starting January 28.

[11/20/08 - 01:55 PM]
Mckey Wins "America's Next Top Model" on the CW
The CW details this season's winner of "America's Next Top Model."

[11/20/08 - 01:54 PM]
Victoria's Secret Models -- Everywhere -- CBS Brings the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to Audiences on Multiple Platforms -- on Air, Online and Mobile
The annual special airs Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/20/08 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Caps Sophomore Trio at 13 Episodes
"Eli Stone," "Pushing Daisies" and "Dirty Sexy Money" all posted season lows among adults 18-49 this week.

[11/20/08 - 01:28 PM]
Investigation Discovery Goes Beyond the Precinct Doors with Elite Indianapolis Homicide Detectives in a New Docu-Series, the Shift
The six-part series launches Sunday, December 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/20/08 - 01:09 PM]
We'Re Not Done Yet! Emmy(R)-Nominated 'The Sarah Silverman Program' Airs Three New Episodes Through December 11, Thursdays at 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
"I Thought My Dad Was Dead, But It Turns Out He's Not" (November 20), "Kangamangus" (December 4) and "Vow Wow" (December 11) will round out the show's second season.

[11/20/08 - 12:19 PM]
The CW Extinguishes Mrc's Sunday Lineup
An assortment of repeats and theatricals will fill the night starting November 30.

[11/20/08 - 12:09 PM]
Top Model Finale Struts to Best Ratings in a Year and Grabs the Spotlight as Wednesday's #1 Show in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/20/08 - 10:43 AM]
Daisies Beats "Knight Rider" for the First Time in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/20/08 - 10:42 AM]
Drama High: The Making of a High School Musical Airs Monday, December 15 on the ABC Television Network
The two-hour special "depicts the minefields that students must navigate both on stage and off when trying out for a high school musical."

[11/20/08 - 10:27 AM]
Bravo Skyrockets Kathy Griffin from the "D-List" to the "A-List"
The one-year deal includes encore hosting duties for the second annual "A-List Awards," two comedy specials and, as previously announced, a fifth season pick-up for "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."

[11/20/08 - 10:11 AM]
CBS Sweeps Wednesday in All Key Measures
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/20/08 - 07:28 AM]
A&E Premieres New Drama Series 'The Beast' Starring Patrick Swayze & Travis Fimmel Thursday, January 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The series centers on an unorthodox but effective FBI veteran (Patrick Swayze) who takes on a rookie partner (Travis Fimmel) to train in his hard-edged and psychologically clever style of agenting.

[11/20/08 - 07:24 AM]
Christina Aguilera Added to the Lineup for "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
She'll join the previously announced performers Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift.

[11/20/08 - 06:30 AM]
Oxygen Reveals the Seven Newest Cast Members to the "Bad Girl's Club" on Myspace
Beginning Tuesday, November 25, Oxygen will reveal one girl per day through exclusive audition clips.

[11/19/08 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 19
Updates include: MTV may revive "Beauty and the Geek"; Sean "Diddy" Combs to visit "CSI: Miami"; and Patricia Heaton is going for "The Middle" at ABC.

[11/19/08 - 03:13 PM]
Hallmark Channel Wraps Production on "The View from Here"; Original Movie Set to Air in 2009
The original film, also due in late 2009, stars Angie Dickinson and Laura Leighton.

[11/19/08 - 03:12 PM]
Hallmark Channel Wraps Production on "The Wilderness Family"; Original Movie Set to Air in 2009
Peter Strauss and Jonathan Silverman star in the original movie, due in late 2009.

[11/19/08 - 03:11 PM]
The Finale of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Posts Highest Rated Telecast in "Real Housewives" Franchise History
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 18.

[11/19/08 - 01:52 PM]
TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 Say "I Do" to Record Ratings
TLC spins the numbers for Monday, November 17.

[11/19/08 - 01:51 PM]
Real Life Experiences + People = True Life Pursuing Goals + Dreamers = Made Together MTV's "Made" and "True Life" Premieres Riveting New Episodes on December 6, 2008 at 1pm ET/PT
The new "Made" installments include "Home Coming Queen," "Rock Star" and "Hip Hop Dancer."

[11/19/08 - 01:49 PM]
AbcfamilY.com Celebrates "25 Days of Christmas" with Santa, Snow Globes and a Sweepstakes
Online visitors can enter the electronic drawing every day between December 1-25 to win daily prizes, including a chance at the grand prize of $25,000 dollars.

[11/19/08 - 10:55 AM]
ABC Posts Week-To-Week Gains in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 18.

[11/19/08 - 10:54 AM]
Natasha Bedingfield to Perform at "2008 American Music Awards," November 23 on Abc
Plus: Aretha Franklin will present the first trophy of the evening while Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith will award "Artist of the Year."

[11/19/08 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Continues Tuesday Winning Streak
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 18.

[11/19/08 - 09:00 AM]
NBC.com Has Launched the Next Chapter of 'Heroes: Evolutions'
Called "Friend or Foe," the new feature allows users to explore on-air plot lines and engage with characters and other players.

[11/19/08 - 08:09 AM]
TLC Traces Families in the Child Beauty Pageant Circuit with All New Docu-Series "Toddlers and Tiaras"
The new series, due in late January, goes behind-the-scenes of the child beauty pageant world.

[11/19/08 - 07:05 AM]
Academy Award(R) Nominee Joan Cusack* and Mae Whitman to Star in Lifetime Original Movie Acceptance
The film, about the pressures of the modern day college admissions process, will air this summer.

[11/18/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 18
Updates include: Dan Fogler to play Sam Kinison in an HBO biopic; NBC is "Making Friends With Black People"; and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg book a comedy at Showtime.

[11/18/08 - 03:04 PM]
Hallmark Channel Begins Production on "Kingdom Come," Original Movie Starring Dean Cain to Air in 2009
James Tupper and Allison Hossack also star in the project, a western-themed original movie.

[11/18/08 - 03:03 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Accidental Friendship" Soars to Rank Among Highest-Rated Cable Movies of the Day and Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 15.

[11/18/08 - 01:47 PM]
52 WomeN. One Miss AmericA. the Competition Begins When TLC Premieres "Countdown to the Crown" on January 2, 2009
Tyler Harcott hosts the four-part series, which gives viewers at home a hand in voting four contestants into the pageant.

[11/18/08 - 01:46 PM]
Whale Wars Catapults Animal Planet to Top Ten Ranking
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, November 14.

[11/18/08 - 01:44 PM]
Tom Cavanagh and Ashley Williams Reprise Their Roles in the Original Movie "Snow 2 Brain Freeze," Premiering Sunday, December 14, During ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas"
Patrick Fabian, Alexander Conti, Hal Williams, Viv Leacock, Janelle Cooper and Jonathan Holmes also star.

[11/18/08 - 01:16 PM]
History(Tm) Presents the Two-Hour SpeciaL... Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler
The special, which tells the story of Claus von Stauffenberg, airs Monday, November 24 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.