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[01/30/09 - 06:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
Updates include: Mark Gordon's "Empire State," McG's "Limelight" and Jerry Bruckheimer's "The Unknown" land pilot orders at ABC.

[01/30/09 - 02:30 PM]
Barbara Walters Talks to 2009 Academy Award Nominees Anne Hathaway and Mickey Rourke, Teen Sensations the Jonas Brothers, Plus This Year's Host of the Academy Awards, Hugh Jackman, for the 28th Annual Oscar(R) Edition of "The Barbara Walters Special"
The annual special airs on Sunday, February 22 at 7:00/6:00c.

[01/30/09 - 01:33 PM]
The CW Scores Strong Thursday as "Smallville" Grows and "Supernatural" Hits Season Highs
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/09 - 01:31 PM]
Taylor Swift Recalls Her Real-Life 'Mean Girls' Experience on "Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy Special," Wednesday, FeB. 4
"I'm obsessed with crime shows...All my friends know that my dream is to die on 'CSI,'" she says about her upcoming appearance on the series.

[01/30/09 - 12:42 PM]
Dreams Are in Jeopardy as "Making the Band 4" Returns with a New Episodes and New Struggles Premiering Thursday, February 12th, at 9:00pm ET/PT
Also on Thursday, February 5, "Damaged: A Making The Band Special" recaps the last season with commentary from the people who lived through the turbulent third season.

[01/30/09 - 10:23 AM]
Superbowl Xliii Advertisements to Stream on NBC.com, HulU.com and SuperbowL.com
Plus: Hulu will allow users to vote on their favorite ad, with the winner announced on Tuesday, February 3.

[01/30/09 - 09:53 AM]
Csi Tops 20 Million Viewers; Posts Across-The-Board Gains from Last Week
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/09 - 09:39 AM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Real-Life Series "Obsessed"
The series, which explores the world of individuals debilitated by extreme anxiety disorders, is due in the second half of 2009.

[01/30/09 - 07:43 AM]
Discovery Health Uncovers the Truth with Its 'Mystery March' Programming Event
Discovery Health will air "three back-to-back hours of its most riveting and compelling medical mystery programming every Monday in March."

[01/30/09 - 12:27 AM]
The Futon's First Look - "Office, The: Stress Relief" (NBC)

[01/29/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 29
Updates include: CBS orders three drama pilots; Billy Campbell to topline NBC's "Lost in the '80s"; and ABC eyes The CW orphan "Surviving Suburbia."

[01/29/09 - 02:28 PM]
The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric Primetime Special Sampled by 6.45 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/09 - 02:26 PM]
Lil' Wayne Gives Katie Couric a Glimpse of His Prowess Out of the Music Studio and in the Bowling Alley During "Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy Special," on Wednesday, FeB. 4
"Music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me, so I have to cover all the areas with my album," says the Grammy nominated rap star.

[01/29/09 - 02:25 PM]
NBC Extends "Howie Do It," Firms Up Returning Series Commitments
"Howie" gets 12 more episodes while "The Office" (29 episodes), "Heroes" (26), "My Name Is Earl" (26) and "The Biggest Loser" (19) will go the extra mile.

[01/29/09 - 01:43 PM]
MTV Brings You the Night of Change with "T.i's Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go" and the Return of "From G's to Gents Hosted by Fonzworth Bentley
Both series will premiere on Tuesday, February 10th from 9:00PM - 11:30PM ET/PT.

[01/29/09 - 01:30 PM]
Investigation Discovery Explores the Dark and Hidden Cultures of Gangs Around the World in Gang Nation
The series makes its U.S. premiere Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/29/09 - 01:14 PM]
Discovery Channel Continues Its Ratings Success with a Top-Rated Tuesday Night Line Up
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.

[01/29/09 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to FOX on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/09 - 11:11 AM]
Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Hollywood 'Bad Boy,' Ray J Teams Up with VH1 to Find a True Leading Lady
Additionally, VH1.com will launch a sneak peek of the first episode beginning Tuesday, January 27.

[01/29/09 - 11:08 AM]
Christina Norman Named Chief Executive Officer of Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network
The new cable network is slated to launch in late 2009/early 2010 on what is currently Discovery Health Channel.

[01/29/09 - 10:52 AM]
BET and BET J Shine for Black History Month with an Awe-Inspiring Lineup of Music Specials, Original Shows and New Movie Premieres Every Sunday
Among the highlights: the second annual BET HONORS and the network premiere of A RAISIN IN THE SUN.

[01/29/09 - 09:37 AM]
Spike TV and Paramount Home Entertainment Hit the Streets with 'Dea: Detroit' Arriving in Stores on February 10
The DVD's bonus material includes a full-length episode of "Real Vice Cops: Uncut."

[01/29/09 - 09:10 AM]
U2, Kid Rock, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Rihanna Added to Superstar Lineup for the "51st Annual Grammy Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Simon Baker, Jack Black, Duffy, Josh Groban, Charlie Haden, Samuel L. Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow are announced as presenters.

[01/29/09 - 08:43 AM]
The Force Is Coming to TNT: Star Wars(Tm): The Clone Wars(Tm) Premieres in February
The network will kick off the series with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00/10:00c, immediately following TNT's NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

[01/29/09 - 08:22 AM]
Ashes to Ashes Takes BBC America Back to the '80s
The "Life on Mars" sequel premieres Saturday, March 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/29/09 - 08:17 AM]
NFL Legend Michael Strahan and Acclaimed NFL Journalist Jay Glazer to Host New Season of Spike TV's 'Pros VS. Joes'
The new season goes into production in sports venues around Los Angeles in February and launches in the spring.

[01/29/09 - 07:46 AM]
Dog the Bounty Hunter Returns with All New Episodes on Wednesday, February 4 @ 9:30pm ET/PT on A&e
"Jack and Jill," a special hour-long episode, has the team "follow the trail of a drug-abusing family that's in hot water."

[01/29/09 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "Heroes" Co-Star Masi Oka

[01/29/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Hell's Kitchen" Host Gordon Ramsay

[01/28/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 28
Updates include: NBC to revisit "Parenthood"; ABC greenlights Ricky Blitt's "Threesome"; and Bonnie Sommerville joins the Peacock's "Off Duty."

[01/28/09 - 02:21 PM]
Marie Sold for Fall 2009
The series will launch this fall on stations covering 70% of the country, including WNBC New York and KTLA Los Angeles.

[01/28/09 - 02:18 PM]
Deal Or No Deal Hits Season High Ratings
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of January 12-18.

[01/28/09 - 02:16 PM]
NBC's Super Bowl Xliii Pregame Show Presents a Full Day of Sports & Entertainment
The day's coverage begins with a two-hour installment of "Today" at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.

[01/28/09 - 02:14 PM]
NBC.com's Mobile Initiatives Post Explosive Growth
"Heroes," "The Office," "SNL," "Knight Rider" and "Lipstick Jungle" top the list of full episode streams.

[01/28/09 - 02:14 PM]
MTV Invites Viewers for a Night with the Ikki Twins Celebrating the Season Finale of "A Double Shot at Love" on February 3 Beginning at 9pm ET/PT
The season finale will be bookended by "A Double Shot At Love Reunion: Happy Hour" and "A Double Shot At Love: One Shot Too Many."

[01/28/09 - 02:13 PM]
CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery" Was the Night's #1 Program in Viewers and Adults 25-54 on Saturday, January 24
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 24.

[01/28/09 - 12:01 PM]
SpikE.com Kicks-Off 'Commercial Bowl' 2009
For the eighth consecutive year, the site serve as the premiere destination for advertisements from football's biggest night.

[01/28/09 - 11:01 AM]
Discovery Channel Posts a Mighty Monday of Record Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[01/28/09 - 10:45 AM]
Oxygen Presents Supermodel Sunday on February 1st from 11 Am to 11 PM ET/PT
New interviews with Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker and "fan favorites" will air throughout the marathon.

[01/28/09 - 10:29 AM]
Ncis Delivers 19 Million Viewers Against "American Idol," Third Highest Audience Ever and Posts Increases in Key Demos Compared to Last First-Run Broadcast
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.

[01/28/09 - 10:00 AM]
America's Next Top Model Returns with an All-New Cycle and 13 New Hopefuls on Wednesday, February 25 on the Cw
Plus: details are released on the 13 latest participants.

[01/27/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 27
Updates include: ABC adds three more pilots; FOX plans a "Masterwork"; and TBS on track to extend "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns."

[01/27/09 - 03:33 PM]
MTV Announces New Seasons for "The City," "Daddy's Girls," Greenlights New "Teen Cribs" Series
Plus: "Made" will have 28 new episodes added to its schedule and "The Real World: Cancun" is set to begin production.

[01/27/09 - 03:15 PM]
Bad Girls Club and "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" Propel Oxygen to Best Month Ever Among Women 18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/27/09 - 02:05 PM]
Ion Television to Launch in Hd on February 16
ION HD will initially roll out to 20 markets within ION's 55 market footprint - including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago - with additional roll-outs to occur throughout the year.

[01/27/09 - 02:04 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original Series "American Idol Extra" Returns for an Exciting Fourth Season
New host Jillian Reynolds joins the series, along with new co-host and former "Idol" finalist Ace Young.

[01/27/09 - 02:00 PM]
Cartoon Network Scores Significant Ratings, Delivery Gains Across January '09
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/27/09 - 01:58 PM]
AMC Premieres AMC Storymakers
Peter Bart and Peter Guber will host the series, "an intimate gathering of A-list actors in a round table discussion about current entertainment headlines."

[01/27/09 - 12:54 PM]
ABC Posts Its 3rd Straight Week of Year-To-Year Gains
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 19-25.

[01/27/09 - 12:52 PM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Grows in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.







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[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
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[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
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Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
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Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.