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[01/22/09 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 22
Updates include: "Mercy" joins NBC's pilot roster; RHI Entertainment keeps busy at Sci Fi and ABC; and ABC greenlights its "Witches of Eastwick" revival.

[01/22/09 - 03:27 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Scores Series' Best Ratings and There's Nothing Fake About That
Bravo spins the numbers for January 20-21.

[01/22/09 - 02:37 PM]
Over One Million Viewers "Voted" for "Bad Girls Club" on Night of Presidential Inauguration
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 20.

[01/22/09 - 01:35 PM]
The CW Puts "Fear" Into Fridays
The CW is sending "13: Fear Is Real" to Friday nights while "Privileged" is set to get an extra run on Wednesdays.

[01/22/09 - 01:07 PM]
TNT and Dove Hair Care Unveil Creative Promotion Around Trust Me
TNT will later introduce Rolling Rock within key storylines for the series and integrate the brand through a separate marketing sponsorship.

[01/22/09 - 01:06 PM]
FOX Reality Channel Spices Up Valentine's Day with the Premiere of Hot New Episodes of "Battle of the Bods"
Olivia Lee returns as host of the series, due on Saturday, February 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/22/09 - 01:04 PM]
BBC Worldwide America Announces Landmark Spooks Syndication Deal with Pbs
The U.K. import will roll out in 85 markets, on stations covering 64% of the country, starting this month.

[01/22/09 - 12:42 PM]
ABC Generates Its Highest-Rated Wednesday Evening, with Series Programming in Over 1-1/2 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 21.

[01/22/09 - 12:27 PM]
America's Got Talent Is Coming to a City Near You!
This year's audition sites include Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, New York City, Miami, Seattle and Austin, Texas.

[01/22/09 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV Teams Up with NFL Legend Michael Irvin to Give an NFL Hopeful a Shot at Making the Dallas Cowboys Roster
"This is a groundbreaking opportunity for football players and football fans," said Irvin.

[01/22/09 - 09:59 AM]
Cook Yourself Thin with Lifetime Television as All-New Culinary Series Teaches Viewers How to Make Their Favorite Foods Healthy
The series, which features culinary experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai, will premiere this spring.

[01/22/09 - 09:09 AM]
NBC.com Gives Fans 'The Office' Addictionary
Users are able to submit their own words, rate and comment on others' words, submit definitions for words yet-to-be created and follow all of the activity via Twitter feed.

[01/22/09 - 08:51 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Announces Organizational Restructure
ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios will now be operated as a coordinated business unit entitled ABC Entertainment Group and managed by Stephen McPherson.

[01/22/09 - 06:26 AM]
Americas Next Top Model Obsessed on Oxygen Struts to Double and Triple Digit Increases Among Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, January 18.

[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.







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[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 01:00 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 12:59 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 12:58 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 12:01 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 12:00 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 10:31 AM]
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[01/17/20 - 10:00 AM]
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