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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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[06/04/20 - 02:17 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Hosts In-Depth, Two-Night Conversation with Black Thought Leaders, Activists and Artists for "OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go from Here?"
The two-night special will simulcast on OWN and across all of Discovery's 18 other U.S. networks on Tuesday, June 9 (Part 1) and Wednesday, June 10 (Part 2) at 9:00/8:00c both nights.

[06/04/20 - 02:02 PM]
EPIX Docu-Series "Helter Skelter: An American Myth" Is Moving to a Later Date
The six-part docu-series is moving dates and will no longer premiere Sunday, June 14.

[06/04/20 - 12:17 PM]
"Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space" Hits Ratings High as #1 Non-Prime Telecast in the History of Discovery
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 30.

[06/04/20 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos; NBC Leads Total Viewers
The Alphabet's "The Wonderful World of Disney" presentation of the feature "Up" is the top adults 18-49 draw.

[06/04/20 - 05:10 AM]
"Cable Girls" Say Their Last Goodbye with the Premiere of the Five Final Episodes on July 3
Under the motto "It's not for us, it's for all of us", this tale of friendship and commitment among women has conquered the worldwide audience.

[06/03/20 - 02:30 PM]
The CW Network Acquires International Thriller "Devils" Starring Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey for Fall 2020
The 10-episode series will air Wednesdays nights this fall as part of a revision to the network's previously announced lineup.

[06/03/20 - 11:43 AM]
NBC News Slates One-Hour Special "America in Crisis" for Thursday, June 4
No other specifics were given about the special, which will replace the previously announced repeat of "Law & Order: SVU" at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/03/20 - 11:38 AM]
The Walt Disney Company Pledges $5 Million to Support Nonprofit Organizations That Advance Social Justice
"The killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to once again confront the long history of injustice that black people in America have suffered, and it is critical that we stand together, speak out and do everything in our power to ensure that acts of racism and violence are never tolerated," said Bob Chapek.

[06/03/20 - 10:12 AM]
Video: "Lovecraft Country" Official Teaser - HBO
The pay channel releases the latest tease for the upcoming drama, due in August.

[06/03/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The network's summer mainstay leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/03/20 - 07:40 AM]
PBS to Address Race and Racism in America Through Broadcast and Streaming Content
On Friday, June 5, PBS and member stations will air a new special, "Race Matters: America in Crisis."

[06/03/20 - 02:03 AM]
BBC One's Hit Thriller "The Capture" to Return for a Second Series
Holliday Grainger will return as Rachel Carey for the second series, as will Ben Chanan as director.

[06/02/20 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday-Tuesday, June 1-2
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show" after one season; The CW's "Batwoman" to create a brand new character as series lead; and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" confirms another co-star's exit.

[06/02/20 - 12:28 PM]
BET Unveils Series of Programming Addressing Systemic Racism, the Violence Faced by Black People in America and the Solutions to Help Move the Country Forward
The first in this series, the BET News special "Justice Now: A BET News Special," will feature leading African American voices in activism, politics and entertainment.

[06/02/20 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Push NBC in Front
The Peacock network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.