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[01/26/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 26
Updates include: "Legend of the Seeker" gets a second season; ABC gives "V" a green light; and CBS orders reality entry "Missing You."

[01/26/09 - 03:04 PM]
Sigourney Weaver Starrer Prayers for Bobby Draws 3.8 Million Viewers During Its Saturday, January 24, Premiere on Lifetime Television
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, January 24.

[01/26/09 - 02:46 PM]
Production Is Completed on "Safe Harbor," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Starring Treat Williams and Nancy Travis
The film is a story about "a couple about to set sail around the world who agree to take a couple of juvenile delinquents under their wing and in the process learn about hope, second chances and living their dreams."

[01/26/09 - 01:49 PM]
Roommates and "Sophie" Premiere on ABC Family on Monday, March 23 Beginning at 9:00 PM ET/PT
"Roommates" stars Tamera Mowry, Tyler Francavilla, Dorian Brown, Tommy Dewey and David Weidoff while "Sophie" stars Natalie Brown as the title character.

[01/26/09 - 01:49 PM]
TBS Gets in Gear with Gm for New Microseries My Manny
The microseries, which stars Elise Neal, Alana Ubach and Sharif Atkins will air within specialized commercial breaks during "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

[01/26/09 - 01:45 PM]
'Street Court' a Firm Go as More Stations Sign On
San Diego, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Raleigh and Charlotte are among the latest markets to carry the show.

[01/26/09 - 01:44 PM]
Riding Crest of Ratings, "Storm Stories" Surges to Second Season Fall 2009
The series has experienced a surge in the ratings, enjoying its highest numbers ever last week.

[01/26/09 - 01:42 PM]
Star Trek: The Next Generation Returns to Broadcast Television for the First Time in 8 Years
The strip is currently cleared in 83% of the country, including 29 of the top 30 markets.

[01/26/09 - 01:39 PM]
AMC Casts Lili Taylor, Arliss Howard and Dallas Roberts for Its Next Pilot
They'll join the previously cast James Badge Dale, Miranda Richardson, Paul Butler, Christopher Evan Welch, Lauren Hodges and Jessica Collins.

[01/26/09 - 01:27 PM]
TLC Goes on the Market with Two New Series
DEALS ON THE BUS and REAL ESTATE ROAD TEST both launch on Saturday, January 31.

[01/26/09 - 01:22 PM]
Mgm & Weigel Broadcasting's 'This TV' Hits 60% Clearance Mark, Concluding Deals with Key Stations from Tribune Broadcasting Company
"THIS TV" is a new digital service featuring hit movies and TV series from the expansive and treasured MGM library.

[01/26/09 - 12:17 PM]
It's Super Bowl Time!! Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse Touch Down in Tampa, Florida to Perform at 'The VH1 Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash' Premiering Live on Thursday, January 29 at 9 PM ET/PT
Also set to appear: New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora and Brandon Jacobs, Buffalo Bills' Marshawn Lynch and New England Patriots' Matt Cassell.

[01/26/09 - 11:30 AM]
Golden Globe Winner Scott Bakula ('Quantum Leap') Guest-Stars as Chuck's Estranged Dad in Multi-Episode Arc on NBC's Action-Comedy Series 'Chuck' This Spring
Bakula will also return to the small screen in TNT's "Men of a Certain Age," due in January 2010.

[01/26/09 - 11:11 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN Extend Agreement with Verizon to Offer Entertainment, Kids, Sports and News Programming
"Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty" are among the shows now available on V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless.

[01/26/09 - 11:09 AM]
ABC Wins in Adults 18-49, Beating Its Nearest Sunday Competitor by 43%
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 25.

[01/26/09 - 09:53 AM]
CBS Announces the 11 Teams for the 14th Installment of the Emmy Award-Winning "The Amazing Race" Premiering FeB. 15 on the CBS Television Network
Among the racers: writer, director and actor Mike White.

[01/26/09 - 09:49 AM]
ABC Announces New Thursday Night Comedy Block with "In the Motherhood" and "Samantha Who" at 8:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M.
In addition, "Better Off Ted" will premiere Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m., following "Scrubs" at 8:00 p.m.

[01/26/09 - 09:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Delves Into the Sub-Conscious World of Attraction in Science of Sex Appeal
"Science of Sex Appeal," a two-hour special, premieres Sunday, February 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/26/09 - 09:07 AM]
Spike Gets Hot for 'James Gunn's Pg Porn' and Picks Up Full Season of Popular Web Show
Michael Rosenbaum, Sean Gunn, Craig Robinson, Jerry O'Connell and Penn Jillette are all set to appear in upcoming episodes.

[01/26/09 - 08:57 AM]
DirecTV's the 101(R) Network Intensifies Its Lineup with Emmy and Golden Globe-Nominated Mini-Series Sleeper Cell
All 18 episodes (seasons one and two) will air commercial-free and in HD on Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c beginning January 28.

[01/26/09 - 08:55 AM]
Current Grammy(R) Nominees Paul Mccartney (With Guest Drummer Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters) and Radiohead Will Perform at the "51st Annual Grammy Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
In addition, T.I. and Justin Timberlake will perform together while Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West will appear in a special performance of their hit single, "Swagga Like Us."

[01/26/09 - 08:54 AM]
Celebrated Photography Exhibit "24: Redemption - Captured in Africa" Moves to the Paley Center for Media in New York February 6
The exhibit is composed of a stunning collection of photographs shot by five members of the show's creative team during the film's production.

[01/26/09 - 08:45 AM]
Terrell Owens Gets in the Game with a New Reality Show on Vh1
The series, due this summer, will follow the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and his best friends and publicists Monique Jackson and Kita Williams.

[01/26/09 - 08:10 AM]
'Dea' Hits the Streets of New Jersey for Second Season
The Al Roker-produced series returns to Spike TV on Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/26/09 - 07:08 AM]
What Are Models Obsessed With?
Look for a marathon of season 10 of "America's Next Top Model" this Sunday on Oxygen.

[01/26/09 - 05:01 AM]
Ion Television Closes Out 2008 with a 67% Increase in Primetime Viewership
ION spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/26/09 - 12:02 AM]
Season Premiere, Current Season Episodes of IFC Original Series 'The Whitest Kids U' Know' Available for Watching Instantly at Netflix Day After Telecasts
"The Whitest Kids U' Know" opens its new season on IFC on Tuesday, January 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/26/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Trust Me" Stars Eric Mccormack & Tom Cavanagh

[01/26/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "The Closer" Creator James Duff & Co-Star G.W. Bailey

[01/23/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 23
Updates include: FOX moves forward with its "Ab Fab" import; ABC orders two-hour pilot for "Happy Town"; and "Trauma" snags a director-contingent pilot commitment.

[01/23/09 - 02:16 PM]
They Didn't Just Wage WaR... They Invented IT. Battles Bc Premieres Monday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
The new series "uses a stunning graphic style comparable to 300, the hit feature film, to show leaders from the ancient world in some of the greatest conflicts in history."

[01/23/09 - 01:10 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original Series "Solitary V3.0" Delivers the Largest Audience of Any Original Series in Its History
Fox Reality spins the numbers for Saturday, January 17.

[01/23/09 - 12:26 PM]
ABC Wins Thursday in Adults 18-49, Beating Its Competitors by Wide Margins
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 22.

[01/23/09 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 22.

[01/23/09 - 10:55 AM]
CBS News Presents "Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy(R) Special," Featuring Interviews with Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
"Couric has an innate ability for getting people to reveal themselves in a uniquely intimate way," says executive producer Susan Zirinsky.

[01/23/09 - 10:54 AM]
The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" in Primetime
A special primetime broadcast is set for Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00/7:00c in addition to its regularly scheduled 6:30/5:30c newscast that evening.

[01/23/09 - 08:58 AM]
Explosive, Action-Packed Week of Premieres in the World Premiere Series 'The Detonators' and 'Adrenaline Rush Hour'
"Detonators" bows Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00/7:00c while "Adrenaline" launches Friday, January 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/23/09 - 07:02 AM]
Oxygen's "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" Struts to Season Six on January 25 from 11 Am to 11 PM ET/PT
Plus: Danielle "Dani" Evans reveals insider information in an all new Oxygen obsessed interview.

[01/23/09 - 06:54 AM]
America's Rowdiest Girls Will Be Sent to Prim-And-Proper England for a Complete Transformation in MTV's "The Girls of Hedsor Hall" Premiering on Monday, February 9th at 9pm ET/PT
"Hall" sends 12 of the rowdiest, most foul-mouthed women in America off to England, where proper young ladies are born and bred.

[01/23/09 - 12:27 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Last Templar, The" (NBC)

[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.







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[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
"The Great British Baking Show" Returns to PBS for a Fourth Season of Merriment in the Kitchen
PBS also announced it has committed to a fifth season of the series that has previously aired on the BBC.

[01/16/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming
PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/16/17 - 05:06 AM]
TEGNA and MGM Launching BOLD, a Live, Interactive, Multi-Platform Program
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[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
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[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.