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[01/07/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 7
Updates include: Neil Flynn joins Patricia Heaton in ABC's "The Middle"; Kelsey Grammer lands a pilot at ABC; and newcomer Amy Gumenick to play Natalee Holloway for LMN.

[01/07/09 - 02:43 PM]
CBS Pulls "Password," Adds "Mentalist" Post-NFL Showcase
A first-run "The Mentalist" is set to follow the NFL's AFC Championship on January 18.

[01/07/09 - 02:42 PM]
Bad Girls Club Rings in the New Year with Season Highs on Oxygen
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 01:18 PM]
ABC's Tuesday Lineup of Premieres Posts the Net's Largest Audience and Highest Adults 18-49 Performance on the Night Since November
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 01:17 PM]
ABC's Monday Premieres Beats CBS by 15% and NBC by 24% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 5.

[01/07/09 - 12:26 PM]
ABC's Delivery Surges Week to Week by 1.8 Million Viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/07/09 - 12:24 PM]
ABC Announces Casting for New Series, "Superstars"
The six-episode project, due this summer, is based on the network's classic series "Wide World of Sports."

[01/07/09 - 12:23 PM]
The Premiere of 'The Biggest Loser 7' Is the #1 Show Tuesday in 18-49, Pacing NBC to a Nightly Win in Primetime's Key Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 12:22 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Primetime for the Second Week in a Row, Winning the DeC. 29-JaN. 4 Week in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/07/09 - 12:21 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Finishes 2008 Season with Viewership Gains Over Last Season
NBC spins the "Sunday Night Football" numbers for the season to date.

[01/07/09 - 12:01 PM]
PBS Announces 'Circus'
"CIRCUS will let viewers escape into this world, see it as never before and understand what it takes to live this life -- virtually an art form -- that dates back centuries," said the network's John Boland.

[01/07/09 - 11:39 AM]
ABC Family's Critically Acclaimed "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Returns at Impressive Levels
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 5.

[01/07/09 - 10:47 AM]
Richard Gere to Receive Joel Siegel Award Presented by Diane Lane at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Ceremony
The event airs live tomorrow night starting at 9:00/8:00c on VH1.

[01/07/09 - 10:47 AM]
More Frightening Visits to TruTV's the Principal's Office
The series returns for its second season with back-to-back this Thursday, January 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/07/09 - 10:46 AM]
BBC America Returns to the Kitchen with a New Season of Last Restaurant Standing
Look for the second season on Tuesday, January 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/07/09 - 09:49 AM]
CBS's "Rules of Engagement" Returns to Television's Highest Rated Comedy Block
"Rules" will assume the 9:30/8:30c slot on Monday nights starting March 2.

[01/07/09 - 09:48 AM]
The Mentalist Sees Another Series High - 19.56 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 6.

[01/07/09 - 09:47 AM]
Kate Hudson and Teri Hatcher Added as Presenters on "The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards," Wednesday, JaN. 7 on the CBS Television Network
Also signing on: David Boreanaz, Tom Cavanagh, Jennifer Esposito, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Jay Mohr, Shemar Moore, Kid Rock, Gavin Rossdale, Seal, Marisa Tomei and Robin Williams.

[01/07/09 - 09:35 AM]
Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" Returns with Host Tyson Beckford
He'll return alongside newcomers Nicole Trunfio, Catherine Malandrino, Jenny Shimizu as well as the singularly named Perou and Marlon.

[01/07/09 - 09:06 AM]
USA Kicks Off Super Bowl Fever with Football Themed Episodes of Burn Notice, Monk and Psych
Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin will guest star on "Burn Notice" while famed sports announcer Bob Costas is set to appear on "Monk."

[01/07/09 - 08:58 AM]
'Atom TV' Returns! Comedy Central's Late-Night Series Featuring All-Original Broadband Programming Finishes Its First Season with 4 All-New Episodes
New episodes of "Atom TV" will return to the network on Monday night, January 12 at 2:30 a.m.

[01/07/09 - 08:39 AM]
Comedy Central(R) to Rip More Than Flannel Sleeves - Network to Roast Larry the Cable Guy
The event will tape in Los Angeles on March 1 for a March 15 broadcast premiere.

[01/07/09 - 12:48 AM]
Interview: "Damages" Star Glenn Close

[01/07/09 - 12:07 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2008: #30-21

[01/06/09 - 06:50 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 6
Updates include: Christine Lahti and Johnny Sneed added to "Operating Instructions" at USA; and writer/director Richard LaGravenese gets in business with Showtime.

[01/06/09 - 03:54 PM]
Interview: "Dollhouse" Creator Joss Whedon

[01/06/09 - 03:24 PM]
Ion Television Acquires the Award-Winning Original TV Series "Durham County"
The series stars "Flashpoint's" Hugh Dillon as Mike Sweeney, "a homicide detective who moves his family to suburban Durham County to start over after his partner is killed and his wife is diagnosed with breast cancer."

[01/06/09 - 03:10 PM]
G4 Premieres Outrageous Ambush Comedy Series "The Chaser's War on Everything" on January 28
The Australian import features "stunts and sketches covering controversial topics and exploiting taboos most other shows refuse to touch."

[01/06/09 - 02:37 PM]
USA Network Greenlights "Royal Pains" Starring Mark Feuerstein
Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint and Reshma Shetty also star in the drama, which has been picked up for 11 additional episodes.

[01/06/09 - 01:14 PM]
HBO to Exclusively Televise We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
HBO will televise the event that evening on an open signal, allowing Americans across the country to join in the Opening Celebration for free.

[01/06/09 - 01:13 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "The Nanny Express" Scores as Highest-Rated Cable Movie of the Day and Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 3.

[01/06/09 - 01:12 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Presents a Marathon of "The Next Amazing Adventures of a Nobody"
The all-new season debuts in its entirety with a marathon on Sunday, January 25 at 1p ET/10a PT.

[01/06/09 - 01:11 PM]
AmctV.com Is First Site to Premiere 1960s Original Series the Prisoner
AMC's reinterpretation of the influential cult classic, starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, will premiere in November.

[01/06/09 - 11:49 AM]
CBS News Announces 2009 Presidential Inauguration Coverage
The Eye's coverage includes the one-hour primetime special CHANGE AND CHALLENGE: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA on January 20.

[01/06/09 - 11:48 AM]
CBS.com Launches My Grammy(R) Moment 2009 with Current Grammy(R) Nominee and Performer Katy Perry
Previous MY GRAMMY MOMENT musicians include Justin Timberlake and Foo Fighters.

[01/06/09 - 10:31 AM]
19 Entertainment and Ckx Score Another Hit with Superstars of Dance
The companies spin the numbers for Sunday, January 4.

[01/06/09 - 09:31 AM]
A&E Goes on Ghost Patrol with New Real-Life Series "Paranormal Cops" Following Police Officers Who Also Work as Paranormal Investigators
Plus: the third season of "Paranormal State" premieres Monday, January 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/06/09 - 07:01 AM]
Starz' 'Crash' Season Finale to Feature Paul Mccartney's New Hit Single 'Nothing Too Much, Just Out of Sight'
Said finale airs this Friday, January 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/06/09 - 12:46 AM]
Interview: "10 Items Or Less" Star John Lehr

[01/06/09 - 12:05 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2008: #40-31

[01/05/09 - 07:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 5
Updates include: British actress Charity Wakefield to topline NBC's "Legally Mad"; "ER's" John Wells looks to import "Shameless" from the U.K.; and Jared Bush puts "Soundtrack" at NBC.

[01/05/09 - 01:40 PM]
Dreamworks' "Monsters VS. Aliens," Pepsico's Sobe Lifewater, Intel and NBC Create 'Monstrous' 3d Super Bowl Event
This first-ever all 3D Super Bowl commercial break event will mark the debut of DreamWorks Animation's premier 3D movie trailer for its upcoming feature film.

[01/05/09 - 01:08 PM]
Marla Sokoloff, Marion Ross and Christina Pickles Star in "Flower Girl," an Original Movie Which Just Completed Production for Air on Hallmark Channel in 2009
Sokoloff stars as "a woman who is surrounded by weddings for everyone but herself until one day she meets not one, but two possible matches and is forced to choose between her head and her heart."

[01/05/09 - 01:06 PM]
Samantha Harris Joins the Insider as Correspondent and Substitute Anchor
"She is a smart, focused, beautiful addition to our family that comes with an incredible Hollywood resume," said executive producer Linda Bell Blue.

[01/05/09 - 12:21 PM]
ABC Claims the Top 3 TV Shows on Sunday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 4.

[01/05/09 - 12:12 PM]
USA Network and Kia Motors America Partner to Sponsor "Psych" Featuring Custom Vignette with Stars James Roday and Dulé Hill
The 30-second spot, which drives viewers to tune-in throughout season, features all-new brand attributes of the Kia Optima.

[01/05/09 - 12:11 PM]
Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Matt Millen Joins NBC Sports' Super Bowl Xliii Coverage
In 2001, Millen left the broadcast booth and joined the executive ranks of the Detroit Lions where he served as team president until September of 2008.

[01/05/09 - 11:52 AM]
In a Year of Record-Setting Achievements, ABC Family Reaches New Heights in Prime in 2008, 4q 2008 and December 2008 in Viewers and Key Targets
ABC Family spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/05/09 - 11:14 AM]
Competitive Drama and Great Design Take Center Stage in Second Spectacular Season of 'HGTV Showdown'
The four-episode second season will bow Sunday, February 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/05/09 - 10:28 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Gets the New Year Rolling with Laughter! the 13th Season of 'Comedy Central Presents' Premieres Friday, January 9 at 10:00 P.M.* Featuring All-New Original Comedy
John Mulaney, Josh Blue, Joe DeRosa, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Jeselnik, Bo Burnham, Dan Levy, Tommy Johnagin and Kurt Metzger are among the comics featured this season.







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.