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[01/21/09 - 07:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 21
Updates include: Sarah Chalke joined by quartet on Lifetime's "Maneater"; and CMT to revive FOX's "Nanny 911."

[01/21/09 - 04:21 PM]
Secret Life Routs the CW's "Gossip Girl" at 8 O'Clock
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 19.

[01/21/09 - 03:12 PM]
ABC's "Samantha," FOX's "Hole" to Take a Break
The Christina Applegate-led comedy will be MIA until the spring while "Hole" is getting a two-week hiatus.

[01/21/09 - 02:58 PM]
It's a Barrel of Laughs on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio"
Conan O'Brien will join James Lipton for a special two-hour installment on January 26, preceded by a 10-hour marathon of classic "Studio" shows.

[01/21/09 - 02:14 PM]
History (Tm) Explores the Astonishing Final Chapter of America's Most Revered President
The two-hour special STEALING LINCOLN'S BODY premieres on Monday, February 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/21/09 - 02:04 PM]
For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Is Up Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 02:02 PM]
ABC Marks Its Strongest Tuesday in 8 Weeks in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 20.

[01/21/09 - 01:59 PM]
CBS News "48 Hours Mystery" Was the Night's #1 Program in Households and Viewers on Saturday, JaN. 17
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 17.

[01/21/09 - 01:07 PM]
ABC Family Qualifies as Cable's No. 1 Network in Prime in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 11:41 AM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Nominee Tom Selleck Stars in "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," a New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Sunday, March 1
Kathy Baker, Camryn Manheim and Joanna Miles also star in the film, the fifth in the "Jesse Stone" franchise.

[01/21/09 - 11:04 AM]
Saturday Night Live Welcomes Back Veteran Host Steve Martin January 31, Jason Mraz Makes His Debut as Musical Guest
Steve Martin will make his "SNL" record 15th appearance as host when he returns after three years to Studio 8H on January 31st.

[01/21/09 - 11:01 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of JaN. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Has a Championship Week Placing First in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/21/09 - 09:06 AM]
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz Set to Guest Star on "Csi: Ny," Wednesday, March 18
Simpson-Wentz will play Lila Wickfield, "a 21-year-old hotel cleaning lady who is working her way through community college, and Wentz will play her boyfriend, Chester Bryon."

[01/21/09 - 08:32 AM]
British Fashion Gurus Trinny and Susannah Join Forces with Tlc
The one-hour special "Making Over America with Trinny and Susannah" premieres this Saturday after the 2009 Miss America Pageant.

[01/21/09 - 07:14 AM]
MTV Explodes Into Sunday Nights Beginning February 8th at 9pm ET/PT
The lineup includes "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "The CollegeHumor Show," "Nitro Circus" and "How's Your News?"

[01/21/09 - 12:28 AM]
Interview: "Lie to Me" Star Samuel Baum

[01/20/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 20
Updates include: FOX orders seven pilots, including three dramas and four comedies; while Kurt Fuller is set to go "Legally Mad" for NBC.

[01/20/09 - 03:24 PM]
Battlestar Galactica Returns with Double-Digit Gains
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/20/09 - 02:21 PM]
What Color Is Love? Continues Lifetime Movie Network's Ratings Success with Sunday, January 18, Premiere
LMN spins the numbers for Sunday, January 18.

[01/20/09 - 01:52 PM]
'Friday Night Lights' Kicks Off Its Third Season on NBC with a Three-Month Time-Period High for the Network
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/20/09 - 01:38 PM]
Wciu-TV / Chicago Adds "Street Court"
The series follows "Judge Mazz" (aka Michael Mazzariello), a tough-talking former Brooklyn D.A., as he summons litigants back to the scene of each dispute.

[01/20/09 - 12:04 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company, 19 Entertainment and Fremantlemedia Announce Sponsors for Eighth Season of "American Idol"
Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola and AT&T will return as the official sponsors.

[01/20/09 - 12:03 PM]
Fall Out Boy Unleashes Their Yellow and Rocks Out with Their Version of "The Simpsons" Theme Song
The band's rendition will be featured during the end credits of the January 25 episode.

[01/20/09 - 11:48 AM]
ABC's New Monday Lineup Sees Its Best Numbers to Date
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 19.

[01/20/09 - 11:47 AM]
ABC.com Launches Lost: Showdown
"Lost: Showdown" is a weekly voting opportunity for fans to determine the ultimate moment from the first four seasons of the hit series.

[01/20/09 - 11:24 AM]
HBO Announces Rebroadcast of We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial with the Inclusion of ReV. Robinson's Remarks
It will also be available on HBO.com starting Wednesday, January 21.

[01/20/09 - 09:08 AM]
Emeril Lagasse Guest Judges on Bravo's 'Top Chef' as the Series Moves to New Orleans on Wednesday, February 18 at 10 PM ET/PT
The winner of season five will then be revealed on Wednesday, February 25.

[01/20/09 - 08:32 AM]
Current Grammy(R) Nominees Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood to Perform Live at "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards," Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
They'll join previously announced performers Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry.

[01/20/09 - 07:56 AM]
NBC.com Smashes Traffic Records in '08
Among other broadcast network sites, NBC.com ranked number one in unique visitors in seven out of twelve months of the year.

[01/19/09 - 06:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 19
Updates include: Annie Potts and Jack Thompson join "The Karenskys" at CBS; Ricky Blitt has a "Threesome" at ABC; and more details emerge on The CW's "Gossip Girl" spin-off.

[01/19/09 - 01:36 PM]
Stations Rule in Favor of "Street Court"
New York's WPIX-TV is the latest station to sign on to carry the newcomer.

[01/19/09 - 12:17 PM]
Sci Fi Plans March Hellos, Goodbyes
The network's highlights for the month include "Battlestar Galactica," "WCG Ultimate Gamer," "Ghost Hunters" and "Stargate: The Ark of Truth."

[01/19/09 - 06:47 AM]
Oxygen's "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" Viewers Have Spoken
Danielle "Dani" Evans was named the all-time "Model" fan favorite by Oxygen viewers during the season 11 "ANTM Obsessed" marathon yesterday.

[01/19/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "House" Co-Star Olivia Wilde

[01/16/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 16
Updates include: Hugh Bonneville joins David E. Kelley's "Legally Mad" at NBC; Matthew Weiner to return to AMC's "Mad Men"; and TCA news from ABC.

[01/16/09 - 12:25 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Flight of the Conchords: Season Two" (HBO)

[01/16/09 - 11:33 AM]
ABC Is a Solid No. 2 in Viewers and Adults 18-49, While Dominating in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 15.

[01/16/09 - 11:31 AM]
ABC Wants Your Mommy Stories -- Go to InthemotherhooD.com & Share
Cheryl Hines, Jessica St. Clair, Horatio Sanz, RonReaco Lee and Megan Mullally all star in the comedy, due later this year.

[01/16/09 - 11:29 AM]
ABC Gives Away a Million Dollars in the "Extreme Makeover: American Dream Edition" National and Local Promotions
Five national winners will receive $20,000 and could be featured in one-minute segments on episodes of "EM:HE" on March 15, 22, 29, April 12 or April 26.

[01/16/09 - 11:28 AM]
At Least 23 Million Viewers Bid Farewell to Csi Gil Grissom
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 15.

[01/16/09 - 10:37 AM]
Lifetime Television Picks Up Hour-Long Comedic Drama Series Drop Dead Diva from Creator/Executive Producer Josh Berman and Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
"Diva" tells the story of "a shallow model-in-training who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney."

[01/16/09 - 10:14 AM]
TV Land Named Broadcast Partner for Prestigious Afi Life Achievement Award
Michael Douglas will receive the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award during a gala tribute airing Sunday, July 19.

[01/16/09 - 07:37 AM]
Justin Louis, David Blue, Brian J. Smith and Jamil Walker Smith Cast in Sci Fi's 'Stargate Universe'
The four will enlist alongside Robert Carlyle on the series, which begins production in February with an eye toward a fall premiere.

[01/16/09 - 12:39 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "United States of Tara" (Showtime)

[01/16/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "The L Word" Co-Creator Ilene Chaiken

[01/15/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 15
Updates include: FOX on track to order drama pilots "Human Target" and "Maggie Hill"; while CBS eyes a cast-contingent commitment for "Tick Tock."

[01/15/09 - 02:55 PM]
NBC Cuts "Kath & Kim" to 17 Episodes
A month after rolling back its full season commitment to "Knight Rider," NBC will do the same to fellow freshman entry "Kath & Kim."

[01/15/09 - 02:09 PM]
Universal Media Studios Signs First-Look Deal with Actor-Producer-Director Don Cheadle and His Crescendo Productions Shingle
"I look forward to our partnership with NBC," said Cheadle. "We have a unique opportunity to make some compelling television and are very excited to get up and running."

[01/15/09 - 02:06 PM]
Conan O'Brien Signs Off of 'Late Night' February 20, 2009 and Jimmy Fallon Takes Over March 2, 2009
As previously announced, O'Brien will be taking over "The Tonight Show" hosting duties on June 1 and Jay Leno's last "Tonight Show" telecast will air Friday, May 29.







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[01/19/19 - 08:39 AM]
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CBS however remains the most-watched network overall on Friday.

[01/18/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 18
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[01/18/19 - 05:27 PM]
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[01/18/19 - 02:51 PM]
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[01/18/19 - 12:28 PM]
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[01/18/19 - 11:09 AM]
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[01/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
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[01/18/19 - 10:56 AM]
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This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series.

[01/18/19 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Trailer - Hulu Original Comedy "PEN15"
All 10 episodes will premiere Friday, February 8, only on Hulu.

[01/18/19 - 10:43 AM]
First Look of Nicole Maines as the DC Character "Dreamer"
The costume will be first glimpsed on the January 27 episode of "Supergirl."

[01/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
History to Premiere Eight-Part Event "Jesus: His Life" on Monday, March 25
Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.

[01/18/19 - 09:16 AM]
Video: New Trailer Released - truTV Season 2 of "At Home with Amy Sedaris"
This season, Sedaris welcomes an impressive list of guest stars, including: Rose Byrne, Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Gillian Jacobs, Juliette Lewis, Ellie Kemper, Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon and more!

[01/18/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
The Alphabet's "A Million Little Things" gets a boost behind "Grey's Anatomy" on its new night.

[01/17/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 17
Updates include: Fabien Frankel to lead ABC's "NYPD Blue" sequel series; Peter Sarsgaard to star in "Interrogation" at CBS All Access; and Daniel Zovatto scores role in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels."

[01/17/19 - 01:07 PM]
Netflix Reveals "You," "Sex Education" Each Viewed by 40 Million Members; Spanish Language "Elite" Draws 20 Million
Said details mark another rare release of viewership data by the streaming service.