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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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[01/29/15 - 04:13 PM]
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Cast as a Series Regular on the CBS Summer Drama Series "Extant" for Season Two
Morgan will play JD Richter, a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter.

[01/29/15 - 04:07 PM]
Video: E! Unveils Super Bowl Spot for "The Royals"
The spot offers a glimpse inside the high stakes, decadent world of the show's fictional British royal family, including leading cast members Elizabeth Hurley, Alexandra Park and William Moseley.

[01/29/15 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Fires Up February with All-New Episodes, Season Finales and Special Guest Stars
Highlights include the "Mulaney" (February 15), "Sleepy Hollow" (February 23) and "MasterChef Junior" (February 24) season finales.

[01/29/15 - 01:20 PM]
Video: First MTV Movie Awards Promo with Amy Schumer and Anna Kendrick
The 24th annual "2015 MTV Movie Awards" will air live on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

[01/29/15 - 01:00 PM]
Rachael Taylor the Latest to Join "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones"
She'll play Patricia "Trish" Walker, a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as "Patsy" Walker.

[01/29/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to Debut Musical "Mash Up Mondays" Starting February 2
Every Monday in February, once-in-a-lifetime musical performances will be created showcasing two artists paired up to form one unlikely supergroup.

[01/29/15 - 11:23 AM]
VH1 Moves "Mob Wives" and "Hindsight" to New Times on Wednesday Nights
Both series will now air one hour earlier at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c, respectively.

[01/29/15 - 10:35 AM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Dominate ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 19-23
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week - Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
Five Greenlights, Two Renewals, And a Premiere! Comedy Central(R) Announces CC:Studios Development Slate
Available now on cc.com is "Roustabout," a comedic travelogue that follows Kurt Braunohler as he jet skis from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for charity.

[01/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
A Disney Princess Inspired by Latin Cultures, "Elena of Avalor," Will Be Introduced in 2016 on Disney Junior Channels and Programming Blocks Around the World
The role of 16-year-old Princess Elena, the bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor, will be voiced by Aimee Carrero.

[01/29/15 - 09:50 AM]
Debut Episode of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect Mobile Game Premieres Today on the App Store
Said Kurt Sutter, "It's finally fucking here. It's awesome. Play it. Live it. Be the prospect."

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
The network's newcomer equals last week's series high among adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Its Biggest Overall Audience for a Rebroadcast Since April 16, Its Second-Biggest to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/15 - 08:15 AM]
"Shark Week" Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5
A summer long celebration of all things shark, this year's edition will deliver more hours of all new, visually-stunning and informative shark-filled specials than ever before.