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[02/05/09 - 06:53 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 5
Updates include: CBS, The CW add pilots; casting begins on "NCIS" and "Gossip Girl" spin-offs; and Imagine Television books three comedies at FOX.

[02/05/09 - 03:00 PM]
The Highly Anticipated Feature-Length Prequel to the Series Phenomenon, 'Battlestar Galactica' Premiering Exclusively on DVD and Digital Download
"Caprica" will hit shelves on April 21 while the series itself will roll out in 2010.

[02/05/09 - 01:26 PM]
TBS Expands Order for Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, from Debmar-Mercury, to 80 Episodes
"I am thrilled to be extending my relationship with TBS," Perry said. "From an artistic point of view, it has been a delight creating MEET THE BROWNS and watching how my audience has embraced it so quickly."

[02/05/09 - 01:00 PM]
HBO Renews Acclaimed Drama Series Big Love for Fourth Season
Production on the fourth season will begin later this year, with debut slated for 2010.

[02/05/09 - 12:58 PM]
AbcfamilY.com Adds Take180's "My Alibi," an Original Short-Form Series That Incorporates Audience Contributions, to Its Online Video Offerings
Zachary Burr Abel, Alison Brie and Gabrielle Carteris star in the project, about "five high school seniors as they set out to prove their innocence after a scandalous prank is pulled on school premises."

[02/05/09 - 12:57 PM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to FOX on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 4.

[02/05/09 - 10:12 AM]
Sci Fi Presents U.S. Television Premiere of Two 'Stargate' Films This Spring
"Stargate: The Ark of Truth" airs on Friday, March 27 followed by "Stargate: Continuum" on Friday, April 3.

[02/05/09 - 09:34 AM]
Ricki Lake Is the New Headmistress of VH1's Third Installment of Charm School
The new season, featuring the girls from "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels" and "Real Chance of Love," is due this summer.

[02/05/09 - 09:05 AM]
Terence Blanchard, Neil Diamond, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Stevie Wonder Added to Stellar Lineup for "51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Kate Beckinsale, Blink 182, Natalie Cole, Zooey Deschanel, Diddy, Morgan Freeman, Green Day, Dwayne Johnson, John Legend, Leona Lewis, LL Cool J, Jason Mraz, Emily Procter, Leann Rimes and will.I.am are added as presenters.

[02/05/09 - 12:46 AM]
Interview: "Friday Night Lights" Co-Stars Kyle Chandler & Connie Britton

[02/04/09 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 4
Updates include: Steve Zahn and Stephen Graham head to HBO; Yves Simoneau to helm ABC's "V" revival; and more casting news for pilot season.

[02/04/09 - 04:06 PM]
NBC First to Commit to Obama Address
President Obama will address the nation twice this month: Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 24.

[02/04/09 - 02:12 PM]
Bravo Lets America Vote for Final Contestant on New Series 'The Fashion Show'
The newcomer, due later this year, follows "professional designers as they strive to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog world of fashion."

[02/04/09 - 01:54 PM]
America's Most Wanted Wants You to Choose Your Favorite Hero
As in previous years, thousands of police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders are expected to be nominated.

[02/04/09 - 01:53 PM]
The CW's "90210" Climbs to Best Performance in a Month and Best Against Idol in All Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 3.

[02/04/09 - 01:18 PM]
ABC Delays "Cupid," NBC Benches "Who"
Plus: NBC will bookend the April 9 launch of the Amy Poehler-led "Parks & Recreations" with two new episodes of "The Office."

[02/04/09 - 01:04 PM]
ABC Announces New Comedy, "Surviving Suburbia," to Premiere Monday, April 6
The series, starring Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson, will follow "Dancing With the Stars" at 9:30/8:30c.

[02/04/09 - 12:14 PM]
Models Tell All!!!!!!
Look for a marathon of season five of "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" this Sunday on Oxygen.

[02/04/09 - 09:42 AM]
Vivica A. FOX Signed to Host TV Land's "The Cougar"
The eight-episode series will premiere in April.

[02/04/09 - 09:41 AM]
'Battlestar Galactica' Scores Best Performance Since Season 2 Premiere with New Live + 7 Data
Sci Fi further spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[02/04/09 - 08:37 AM]
BBC America Announces Three Sci Fi Dramas - Being Human, Survivors and a New Season of Primeval
All three shows will premiere later in 2009.

[02/03/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 3
Updates include: Kendra Wilkinson to star in "The Girls Next Door" spin-off and HBO to tackle the financial meltdown of 2008.

[02/03/09 - 03:08 PM]
The Jonas Brothers Rock the CW on Tuesday, February 10, to Host a Night of "90210" and "Privileged"
The trio will also offer a sneak peek of their new film, "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience," in theaters February 27.

[02/03/09 - 02:42 PM]
Oxygen Scores with "Supermodel Sunday"
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, February 1.

[02/03/09 - 01:43 PM]
Taking a Chance on Love Scores for Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/03/09 - 01:41 PM]
The 'Love Comes Softly' Journey Continues as Seven-Time Emmy(R) Award Winner Cloris Leachman, Sarah Jones, Patrick Duffy, Kevin Richardson and Haylie Duff Star in 'Love Takes Wing' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering April 4
Lou Diamond Phillips co-stars in and directs the film, the seventh adaptation from the "Love Comes Softly" novels by Janette Oke.

[02/03/09 - 01:40 PM]
CBS Wins Monday in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 2.

[02/03/09 - 01:39 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Sweeps Its Time Slot as Saturday's #1 Program on Saturday, January 31
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/03/09 - 01:38 PM]
Nominees Adele, Chris Brown and Sugarland Added to the Superstar Lineup of Performers for the "51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Sheryl Crow, Craig Ferguson, Al Green, Jay Mohr, Queen Latifah and T-Pain are named presenters.

[02/03/09 - 01:25 PM]
Lifetime Television Announces a Second Order of the Popular New Reality Series
Eight episodes have been ordered for the second cycle, which will follow a new group of friends for 120 days culminating in a big event.

[02/03/09 - 01:23 PM]
HGTV Orders Additional Episodes of David Bromstad's Color Splash
The series, which airs Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c, has been extended for 26 episodes.

[02/03/09 - 12:41 PM]
Fremantlemedia North America Holds Open Casting Audition in Nashville for Season Two of "Can You Duet" on Cmt
CMT will hold an open call audition on Saturday, March 7 for thousands of country star hopefuls at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee.

[02/03/09 - 12:38 PM]
CMT Orders a Second Season of "Can You Duet" from Fremantlemedia North America
A new eight-episode season will launch in June.

[02/03/09 - 12:32 PM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Builds Week to Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 3rd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 2.

[02/03/09 - 12:31 PM]
The Bachelor Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 26-February 1.

[02/03/09 - 12:30 PM]
ABC to Announce the New Cast of "Dancing with the Stars" in a Special Primetime 'All Night Name Drop' Hosted by Tom Bergeron, Sunday February 8
The season eight cast will be revealed in interstitials during that night's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters."

[02/03/09 - 12:23 PM]
NBC's Monday Line-Up of 'Chuck,' 'Heroes' and 'Medium' Return to Strong Numbers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, February 2.

[02/03/09 - 11:46 AM]
NBC's Record-Breaking Super Bowl Xliii Supercharges the Network's Top-Rated Week of JaN. 26-FeB. 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 26-February 1.

[02/03/09 - 10:02 AM]
Most Viewed TV Program in History: Super Bowl Xliii on Nbc
NBC spins the final numbers for Sunday, February 1.

[02/03/09 - 09:53 AM]
Change Has Come to the CW Network
"Reaper" will now return on Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c while "90210" moves to 9:00/8:00c.

[02/03/09 - 08:50 AM]
Head & Shoulders Teams Up with CBS Interactive to Create New Original Web Series 'Heckle U,' Premiering Monday, FeB. 9
The 10-webisode series stars Tom Arnold, Owen Benjamin, Katie Cleary, Kirk Fox and Chris Wylde.

[02/03/09 - 07:54 AM]
The Ax Men Are Back - Returning Monday, March 2 at 10pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
Returning companies J.M. Browning Logging of Astoria and Vernonia's Pihl Logging will be joined by three newcomers this season.

[02/03/09 - 07:23 AM]
DirecTV Cultivates More Comedy on the 101 Network with Trailer Park Boys
Back-to-back episodes will debut every week on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c starting February 5.

[02/03/09 - 07:04 AM]
Snl Announces February Lineup; Features Valentine's Day Spectacular
Bradley Cooper and TV On The Radio are set for February 7 while Alec Baldwin and the Jonas Brothers will do the honors on Valentine's Day.

[02/02/09 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 2
Updates include: ABC Family axes "Kyle XY"; ABC, CBS order new reality projects; and directors line up for pilots.

[02/02/09 - 02:43 PM]
'The Office' Scores Record Ratings Following Super Bowl Xliii
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 1.

[02/02/09 - 01:31 PM]
Jennifer Hudson and Seal to Perform at "40th Naacp Image Awards" Thursday, February 12, Live on Fox
Plus: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Taraji P. Henson, Keke Palmer, Regina Taylor and Kerry Washington have been tapped as presenters.

[02/02/09 - 01:31 PM]
Meredith Baxter and Lesley Ann Warren Star in 'Bound by a Secret,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering March 7
Bridget Ann White, Timothy Bottoms and Newcomer Ellery Sprayberry also star in the project, previously dubbed "Tea for Two" and "The Glass Seagull."

[02/02/09 - 01:30 PM]
CBS.com Number One Among All Broadcast Network Sites in Unique Viewers in December
The site currently ranks number two in video streams, with year-over-year growth of 45%.

[02/02/09 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Qualifies as the Highest-Rated Non-Sports Network on "Super Bowl Sunday"
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 1.







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[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
"House of Lies" Renewed for a Fifth Season On Showtime(R)
"When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and "House of Lies" delivers for us each season," said Gary Levine.

[03/31/15 - 01:11 PM]
History(R) Announces Development of Scripted Series "The Boys of '67"
Award-winning screenwriter Jeb Stuart will pen and executive produce the series based on the book of the same name by noted historian Andrew Wiest.

[03/31/15 - 12:52 PM]
Disney Channel Is 1Q15's #1 Total Day Cable Network in Total Viewers and Kids 6-11; 24-Hour Disney Junior Channel Soars to Record Quarterly Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/31/15 - 12:51 PM]
Disney XD Delivers #1 Quarter of All Time in Total Viewers and Target Demographics
Disney XD spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/31/15 - 12:29 PM]
NASCAR Sprint Cup Race From Martinsville Sets FOX Sports 1 Audience Mark
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Fahey has been cast in the role of "Uncle Eddie Cruickshank," the man who raised The Gecko Brothers after their father died in a fire.

[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
"Discovery Channel is going from strength to strength this coming year," said Rich Ross. "We're adding new documentaries, scripted series and themed programming to a strong lineup of new unscripted series."

[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
TLC Fills Out 2015-2016 Slate Of Programming with Style, Unique Families, And Life's Most Important Moments
This mix of authentic real people, compelling transformation, and larger-than-life stories will drive the network forward in the coming year.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Science Channel's 2015-2016 Upfront Programming Slate Breaks Boundaries
The passion, curiosity and bold questions that define the brand are all featured in Science Channel's provocative lineup of exciting shows.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
Velocity Adds Horse Power to Record Ratings Growth with 2015-16 Upfront Slate
Velocity's 2015-16 programming slate of 12 top returning franchises and several new series look to strengthen ratings with more than 220 premiere hours.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
Animal Planet Walks on the Wild Side with Its 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts More Than 650 Hours of Powerful Original Content This 2015-16 Upfront Season
With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.