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[02/27/09 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: David Morse moves to "Empire State" on ABC; Steven R. McQueen joins The CW's "Vampire Diaries"; and Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair to run "90210."

[02/27/09 - 01:57 PM]
'Saturday Night Live' Returns with a Pair of Live Shows in March Featuring Dwayne Johnson and Ray Lamontagne March 7 and Tracy Morgan and Kelly Clarkson March 14
Morgan will host for the first time while Johnson returns for his third.

[02/27/09 - 01:26 PM]
Spike TV's 'Pros Vs Joes 4: All Stars' Features Adam Jones, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Brown, Simeon Rice, Priest Holmes, Steve Francis, Rich Gannon, Glen Rice, Steve Mcnair, Robert Horry, Antoine Walker and Shawn Kemp
The new season of "Pros vs. Joes" starts Monday, April 27 at 11:00/10:00c.

[02/27/09 - 12:56 PM]
MTV Premieres First Ever "Cribs Awards" Hosetd by Kim Kardashian on Saturday March 7 at 1pm ET/PT
The special will be followed by five back-to-back new episodes of the series.

[02/27/09 - 12:55 PM]
IFC Casts Julian Sands and Neha Dhupia in Bollywood Hero
Chris Kattan toplines the mini-series, which airs August 6-8.

[02/27/09 - 12:01 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Reaper: Season Two" (The CW)

[02/27/09 - 11:44 AM]
Larry Klein Named Showrunner for "The Brian Mcknight Show"
The weekly entertainment show, due this fall, will "feature live performances from the hottest Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes and comedians, and bring fresh, original content to weekend audiences."

[02/27/09 - 12:01 AM]
Over 25 Million Votes Send Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert to the "American Idol" Top 12
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[02/26/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 26
Updates include: Brittany Snow to headline the "Gossip Girl" spin-off; Christina Cole is "Maggie Hill" for FOX; and Derek Luke reports for "Trauma" at NBC.

[02/26/09 - 03:08 PM]
Animal Planet, Discovery & Spike TV to All Ramp Up in April
"The Ultimate Fighter," "Deadliest Catch," "Mythbusters" and "Groomer Has It" are among the nearly 30 series due in the month of April on cable.

[02/26/09 - 02:43 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: New York" Stirs Up Highest Rated Season Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for February 24-25.

[02/26/09 - 12:54 PM]
Most Dramatic Natural Events on the Planet Featured in Epic Six-Part Premiere Series, Nature's Most Amazing Events
Filmed over two years, the six-hour event airs on May 29-31.

[02/26/09 - 12:52 PM]
BBC America Co-Produces Powerful War Drama, Occupation and Acquires Apprentice Uk
"Occupation" is due this fall while "Apprentice UK" will roll out in the spring.

[02/26/09 - 12:50 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to an "Idol"-Filled FOX in Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 25.

[02/26/09 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Announces New Primetime Comedy-Reality Series Created by Jerry Seinfeld Marking the Iconic Comedian's First Television Series Since 'Seinfeld'
"The Marriage Ref" will feature "opinionated celebrities, comedians and sports stars who will candidly comment, judge and offer different strategies for real-life couples in the midst of a classic marital dispute."

[02/26/09 - 08:24 AM]
FOX Renews Hit Animated Series "The Simpsons" for Two Additional Seasons
The 44-episode pickup ensures the series will reach an astounding 493 episodes.

[02/26/09 - 08:14 AM]
CBS Orders Two More Editions of "Survivor" for Broadcast During the 2009-2010 Season
"SURVIVOR is one of CBS's signature series and a symbol of enduring quality and entertainment on prime time television," said the network's Nina Tassler.

[02/26/09 - 08:11 AM]
Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim Mcgraw, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Will Be Among the Performers on "George Strait -- Acm Artist of the Decade," a New Concert Special to Be Broadcast Later This Year on the CBS Television Network
Only four other acts have received the Artist of the Decade accolade, including Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988 and Garth Brooks in 1998.

[02/26/09 - 07:00 AM]
Hudson Plane Crash - What Really Happened: All-New Discovery Channel Special Reveals the Untold Story of the Us Airways Flight That Landed on the Hudson
The one-hour special airs Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/26/09 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Brothers & Sisters" Executive Producers Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen

[02/25/09 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 25
Updates include: James Burrows to helm two pilots; NBC eyes an "I'm a Celebrity..." revival; and Michael Rady is the first to join "Melrose Place" on The CW.

[02/25/09 - 04:32 PM]
Repeats to Dot March Sweeps
"Grey's Anatomy," "Gossip Girl," "NCIS," "The Mentalist," "Lost," "Chuck" and "Heroes" are among the many series opting to run at least one repeat during the ratings period.

[02/25/09 - 03:45 PM]
Wwe Monday Night Raw Ratings Soar Over the Top Rope
USA spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/25/09 - 12:49 PM]
TV One and A. Smith & CO. Productions Announce Deal for Eight New Episodes of Top-Rated Bio Series "Unsung"
The series "celebrates the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, over the years have been under-recognized or under-appreciated."

[02/25/09 - 12:47 PM]
Naomi Judd Returns to Her Role as Judge on Season Two of CMT's "Can You Duet"
Last season, Judd's insight as a judge and mentor helped develop some of today's brightest talents in country music.

[02/25/09 - 12:46 PM]
CMT Orders Eight Episodes of New Original Series "World's Strictest Parents"
The series will serve as companion programming to new episodes of NANNY 911 premiering primetime in April on CMT.

[02/25/09 - 12:46 PM]
ABC Family Brings Seventh and Final Season of Acclaimed Warner BroS. Television Series "Gilmore Girls" to the Network
The network, which currently runs the series' first six seasons, is tentatively set to begin airing the final episodes in June.

[02/25/09 - 12:12 PM]
Guest Stars Shine on the CW in March and April
Upcoming guests include Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Nick Lachey, Diablo Cody, Michelle Trachtenberg, Wallace Shawn, Aimee Teegarden, Clay Aiken and Ciara.

[02/25/09 - 11:15 AM]
Phil Keoghan of CBS's "The Amazing Race" Rides Across America Presented by Gnc Live Well
"I fly over 400,000 miles a year and I figured it was time to stretch my legs," said Keoghan.

[02/25/09 - 11:00 AM]
Two-Night Movie Event 'Knights of Bloodsteel' Premieres April 19 on Sci Fi
The cable channel confirms our previous report.

[02/25/09 - 07:54 AM]
FOX Springs Into Super-Charged March
FOX details its March sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS)

[02/25/09 - 07:48 AM]
Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman Cast in Sci Fi's 'Sgu: Stargate Universe'
They join the previously announced stars Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith.

[02/25/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Enlists Brutally Honest, Professional Matchmaker Steven Ward to Teach Women to Find MR. Right in New Series 'Tough Love'
Drew Barrymore's Flower Films and High Noon Entertainment are behind the series, due on Sunday, March 15.

[02/24/09 - 06:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 24
Updates include: "Melrose Place" a go at The CW; LL Cool J set for the "NCIS" spin-off; and The CW adds "Beautiful Life" to its pilot roster.

[02/24/09 - 02:11 PM]
America's Hottest Dance Show "So You Think You Can Dance" Swings Into Fifth Season Thursday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 27 on Fox
Weekly performance shows will air on Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and weekly results shows will air on Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

[02/24/09 - 01:41 PM]
The CW Announces Early Pickups of Series
"Gossip Girl," "One Tree Hill," "90210," "America's Next Top Model," "Smallville" and "Supernatural" are all set to return next season.

[02/24/09 - 12:56 PM]
'Heroes,' 'Biggest Loser' and 'Svu' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of FeB. 16-22
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 16-22.

[02/24/09 - 12:55 PM]
Hallmark Channel Ranks #8 in Prime Time for the Month of February and Delivers Highest-Ever February W25-54 Demo
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 12:53 PM]
The Mentalist Is the Top Scripted Program on Television for the Second Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 16-22.

[02/24/09 - 12:52 PM]
February Prime Time Jumps 20%-29% Across Kids at Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for the month to date.

[02/24/09 - 12:48 PM]
ABC Marks Its Most Competitive Finish During an "Oscar" Week in 4 Years in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 16-22.

[02/24/09 - 11:40 AM]
ABC Family Enjoys a Record-Setting February in Primetime
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 11:14 AM]
Craig Ferguson to Host CBS's Monday Night with Comedic Interstitials on March 2 and 9
Paris Hilton and Jim Parsons (in character as Sheldon) will also appear in the interstitials.

[02/24/09 - 11:04 AM]
Lifetime Television Orders Fourth Season of Cable's Highest-Rated Series Among Women 18-49
"This early pick-up - even prior to the Season 3 premiere - is a true testament to our commitment and support of this great show," said the network's JoAnn Alfano.

[02/24/09 - 10:46 AM]
Bad Girls Club and "America's Next Top Model Obsessed" Make Oxygen Fasting Growing Cable Network for W18-34 & 18-49
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 09:49 AM]
BET Captures the Flavor of the 'New Harlem Renaissance' with the Debut of the Original Series 'Harlem Heights' Premiering Monday, March 2 at 10:00 P.M.*
The series features a diverse cast of eight young adults from different backgrounds who share common goals.

[02/24/09 - 09:19 AM]
Live to Tell, from the Producers of "48 Hours," Wins Its Time Period in Key Demos, Making It the Night's #1 Program in Viewers on Saturday, February 21
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 21.

[02/24/09 - 08:59 AM]
Ion Television Expands Original Programming with the Acquisition of the Border and the Guard
The imports will make their U.S. debuts on ION later this year.

[02/24/09 - 08:35 AM]
Bravo Posts Best February Ever with Record Growth Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/24/09 - 06:01 AM]
Starz Entertainment Renews 'Crash'
Plus: Ira Steven Behr has been tapped as showrunner while James DeMonaco and Todd Harthan have been named executive producer and supervising producer, respectively.







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[03/06/15 - 01:03 PM]
Date Changes for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premieres
"A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" will now premiere on Saturday, April 4 while "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room" is now due on Saturday, April 11.

[03/06/15 - 01:01 PM]
"Supergirl" First Images Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for CBS from Warner Bros. Television, Based on the Characters from DC Comics
Colleen Atwood said, "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."

[03/06/15 - 01:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Comedy Series "Best Friends Whenever"
The project centers on teenagers Shelby and Cyd, who when a science experiment goes wrong, become unstuck in time, leaping forward and backward whenever they want - and sometimes even when they don't.

[03/06/15 - 12:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro" to Debut on Friday, April 17
The film follows Notaro's travels as she embraces her most loyal fans by creating unique and intimate comedy experiences in their homes, backyards, barns, and basements.

[03/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
Crews Race for Crab and Battle Monstrous Storms Like Never Before in Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch"
The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 09:31 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows in Its Third Week - Up 13% in Viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
The Alphabet's "American Crime" opens on top at 10:00/9:00c among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4.

[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
Little Women Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Lifetime(R)'s "Little Women: NY" Premiering on March 25
Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.

[03/05/15 - 01:08 PM]
Great American Country Renews Three Popular Series
The network announced the renewal of season two of "Flippin' RVs" (Justin and Anna Scribner), season three of "Junk Gypsies" (Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes) and season four of "Celebrity Motor Homes" (Blair Herter).