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[03/23/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 23
Updates include: Holt McCallany to topline FX's "Lights Out"; Amanda Bynes to get "Canned" for ABC; and Peter Krause and Maura Tierney report for "Parenthood" at NBC.

[03/23/09 - 02:12 PM]
Sci Fi and Rhi Entertainment Team for 4-Hour Movie Events 'Riverworld,' 'Alice' and 'The Phantom'
The two-night, four-hour movie events will begin production in the coming months and casting is underway for each.

[03/23/09 - 01:33 PM]
Super Bowl Xliii Champion Steelers to Open NFL Season on NBC as NFL Announces Kickoff Weekend & Thanksgiving Day Games
Tennessee at Pittsburgh on September 10 will be followed by Chicago at Green Bay on September 13.

[03/23/09 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football Season-Opening Doubleheader - Bills-Patriots and Chargers-Raiders on SepT. 14
The MNF doubleheader will be part of the NFL's celebration of the 50th anniversary season of the AFL.

[03/23/09 - 12:50 PM]
TBS Punches the Clock with Laughter in All New Special World's Funniest Office Commercials
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, April 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/23/09 - 12:41 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's New Original Series "Busted & Disgusted" Premieres Wednesday, April 1 Guaranteeing Gross-Outs Galore
"Surveillance cameras are commonplace these days, yet some people's behavior is completely shocking," said the network's Bob Boden.

[03/23/09 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original Series "American Idol Extra" Premieres at a Special Time on Thursday, March 26
Smokey Robinson and Season 7 alum Brooke White will stop by during the season premiere.

[03/23/09 - 12:37 PM]
Sports, News and Entertainment Drive CBS to Sunday Night Win in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/23/09 - 12:36 PM]
CBS Sports' Ratings Rise for Coverage of First Three Days of 2009 Ncaa Men's Basketball Championship
CBS spins the numbers for its NCAA coverage to date.

[03/23/09 - 12:29 PM]
ABC Finishes in a Virtual Tie for First on Sunday in Adults 18-49 with a "March Madness"-Driven Cbs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/23/09 - 12:04 PM]
FOX Dishes Up Another Season of "Kitchen Nightmares"
A second season was previously ordered back in September.

[03/23/09 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Sports & Oxygen Media Combine for 16 Hours of World Figure Skating Championship Coverage
Plus: Michelle Kwan will join Bob Costas and Dick Button as a guest analyst.

[03/23/09 - 10:34 AM]
DirecTV Strikes New Deal with Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution to Bring Smith, the Nine and Eyes Back to Primetime with Never-Before-Seen Episodes Beginning April 8
The deal includes four episodes of "Smith" and "The Nine" that never aired as well as the seven shelved installments of "Eyes."

[03/23/09 - 09:52 AM]
NBC Universal's Talent Diversity Initiative Expands Horizons with New First-Look Deal with New York's Celebrated Ars Nova
Ars Nova has nurtured such talents as Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda and comedian Jack McBrayer of "30 Rock."

[03/23/09 - 08:54 AM]
Jeff Dunham and Friends Have Found a Home at Comedy Central(R) Signing a Multi-Platform Deal to Encompass All Areas of Entertainment
The pact includes a series order, stand-up special, major-market stand-up tour, DVDs and a consumer products partnership.

[03/23/09 - 07:53 AM]
Showtime Networks Announces Breakthrough Interactive Television Application
The new application "creates an innovative new way for the viewer to access custom video segment that communicate the full value of a SHOWTIME subscription."

[03/23/09 - 06:20 AM]
Jeri Ryan, John Ashton and Delroy Lindo Guest Star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The trio will appear in the show's April 7 episode, entitled "Baggage."

[03/20/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 20
Updates include: CBS wants "The Whole 19 Yards"; HBO to follow "The Neistat Brothers"; and Elizabeth Mitchell lands the lead on ABC's "V" revival.

[03/20/09 - 01:00 PM]
MTV Premieres "Bully Beatdown" Hosted by Jason "Mayhem" Miller Premiering Sunday, March 22 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Reality guru Mark Burnett is behind the series, in which teens enlist "Mayhem to finally get the bullies off their backs."

[03/20/09 - 12:27 PM]
G4 Brings Gamers Premiere Access Inside 2009 Game Developers Conference, Including Highly-Anticipated Game Developers Choice Awards
The half-hour awards special airs Friday, April 10 at 6:30/5:30c.

[03/20/09 - 12:05 PM]
ABC Stands as the Most-Watched Network on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 19.

[03/20/09 - 12:04 PM]
ABC News to Broadcast President Obama's Press Conference on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 PM Et
The Alphabet confirms its coverage of the event.

[03/20/09 - 12:03 PM]
ABC.com Premieres New "Ugly Betty: Mode After Hours" Webisodes
A new episode of the online series will roll out each week, leading up to the May 7 return of "Ugly Betty" to ABC's primetime schedule.

[03/20/09 - 10:25 AM]
CBS Sports' First Day Ncaa Ratings Up 9%
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 19.

[03/19/09 - 03:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 19
Updates include: Eric McCormack and Reno Wilson to topline ABC's "The New Twenty"; Lindsay Sloane and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are "Pulling" for ABC; and Holly Robinson Peete joins "The Bridget Show," also at ABC.

[03/19/09 - 01:02 PM]
Animal Planet Advances to the Starting Gate for Season Two of Docu-Drama Jockeys
Seven new episodes - featuring two new jockeys - will roll out this summer.

[03/19/09 - 12:59 PM]
IFC Greenlights Season Two of the IFC Media Project
Production on five new episodes began in New York City in early January, with season two slated to premiere Sunday, May 3.

[03/19/09 - 12:54 PM]
Interview: "Head Case" Co-Star Steve Landesberg

[03/19/09 - 12:02 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "NCIS: Legend" (CBS, Script)

[03/19/09 - 10:49 AM]
Top Model Lifts the CW to #1 at 8pm with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 18.

[03/19/09 - 10:48 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Year-Ago Wednesday on 6 of the Past 7 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 18.

[03/19/09 - 10:44 AM]
58th Annual Miss Universe(R) Competition to Air Live from the Bahamas on NBC and Telemundo Sunday, August 23
Venezuelan native Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the telecast.

[03/19/09 - 09:39 AM]
Bravo Kicks Off "Top Chef: The Tour 2" Beginning Friday, March 27 Sponsored by Quaker
The tour will feature a brand new state-of-the-art customized traveling 18-wheeler semi-truck, with an expansive space to accommodate more fans for each on-site demonstration.

[03/19/09 - 07:42 AM]
TV Land Snags Eliot Goldberg for West Coast Senior Vice President, Development and Original Programming for TV Land Prime
Prior to joining TV Land, Goldberg served as executive vice president of programming and development at Ryan Seacrest Productions.

[03/18/09 - 09:01 PM]
Alexis Grace Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[03/18/09 - 07:02 PM]
Networks Firm Up Obama Plans for March 24
Among the changes: FOX will shift "American Idol" to Wednesday and Thursday that week, pre-empting "Lie to Me" and "Bones."

[03/18/09 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 18
Updates include: NBC orders "The Sing Off"; Kyle Bornheimer gets a "Threesome" at ABC; and Alfre Woodard joins FOX's "Maggie Hill."

[03/18/09 - 02:22 PM]
Jeff Wachtel Named President USA Network Original Programming
He will also continue his role as co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions.

[03/18/09 - 01:31 PM]
CBS and Warner BroS. Television Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement for "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory"
The agreement renews TWO AND A HALF MEN through the 2011-2012 season and THE BIG BANG THEORY through 2010-2011.

[03/18/09 - 01:12 PM]
'Atom TV' Returns to Comedy Central with a New Season!
Among this season's offerings: "Blake Lewis Is Sh*tting In My Bathroom" and ""My Best Friend Is My Penis."

[03/18/09 - 12:56 PM]
On an Ultra-Competitive Night, ABC Draws Biggest Tuesday in 2 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 17.

[03/18/09 - 12:53 PM]
'The Colbert Report' Will Tape a Week of Episodes in the Persian Gulf on Uso Tour and Become the First Television Series in Uso History to Film Multiple Shows in the Combat Zone
"I'm going to the Persian Gulf," Colbert said. "I can't tell you where I'm going, but the fact that I can't tell you where I'm going should tell you where I'm going."

[03/18/09 - 12:39 PM]
CBS News Will Broadcast President Obama's News Conference on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 Pm, Et
Said coverage will bump "NCIS" and "The Mentalist" back an hour, pre-empting "Without a Trace."

[03/18/09 - 12:28 PM]
On Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" the Hair Is Big, But the Drama Is Bigger!
Plus: get a sneak peak at the New Jersey ladies during a preview special on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/18/09 - 10:44 AM]
Actor/Comedian Lance Krall Is Back as Everyone's Favorite Moronic Dj in the Second Season of VH1's 'Free Radio' Premiering Thursday, April 2 at 11pm*
This season's guests include Ed Helms, Emily Procter, Dominic Monaghan, Kathy Griffin, Akon, David Cook, Hank Azaria, Cheech & Chong and John Stamos.

[03/18/09 - 08:02 AM]
The Music of Pearl Jam Will Rock Throughout the Two-Part Sixth Season Finale of "Cold Case," May 3 and 10
A total of 16 to-be-determined Pearl Jam hits will be woven throughout the two consecutive COLD CASE finale episodes.

[03/18/09 - 07:43 AM]
CBS and Eqal Present Harper's Globe
The online experience for the new drama "Harper's Island" begins today.

[03/18/09 - 07:42 AM]
Kanye West's Flow Is Comedy Gold on "The Cleveland Show"
West will appear as KENNY WEST, an all-around cool kid and the archenemy of CLEVELAND JR. (Kevin Michael Richardson).

[03/18/09 - 04:01 AM]
Animal Planet's Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Spotlights the Wonders of the Natural World
Season seven of the iconic wildlife series launches on Sunday, April 5 at 7:00/6:00c.

[03/17/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 17
Updates include: Sam Neill moves to ABC's "Happy Town"; quartet set for ABC's "Limelight"; and Alex O'Loughlin in talks to join "Three Rivers" at CBS.







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[12/10/19 - 09:00 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 08:20 AM]
Bravo Media Renews Emmy(TM) Award-Nominated "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" Through 2021
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[12/10/19 - 08:16 AM]
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As previously announced, Billy Porter will host the Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and interviews leading up to the countdown, plus stunning fleur-de-lis drop at midnight to ring in the New Year.

[12/10/19 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Onto Top Spots
The network takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/10/19 - 07:33 AM]
NBC Drops Digital Exclusive Series "New Amsterdam: Day 1," The Origin Story of Dr. Goodwin's 'How Can I Help? Mantra
Meet the other doctors and staff through these short vignettes and uncover the hopes and struggles of our soon-to-be Dam Fam while also getting a front row seat on how a life can change in a split second and when least expected.

[12/09/19 - 03:01 PM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Welcomes the Director and Cast of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" During a Prime-Time Special: "Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special," Airing Monday, Dec. 16
The special will feature director J.J. Abrams and cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Kelly Marie Tran and Keri Russell.

[12/09/19 - 11:02 AM]
Nickelodeon Debuts Brand-New Animated Series, "It's Pony," Saturday, Jan. 18
The 20-episode series follows the comedic adventures of Annie and her best friend, who just so happens to be an enthusiastic, unpredictable, and carefree pony.

[12/09/19 - 10:05 AM]
AMC's "Ride with Norman Reedus" Revs Up for a Fifth Season
The renewal for season five, which begins production on six episodes in early 2020, comes ahead of the show's season four debut on Sunday, March 8.

[12/09/19 - 09:14 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Revisits the Legendary Event That Triggered the Birth of Tabloid Headlines in "Battle of Little Big Horn"
The special premieres Monday, January 13 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[12/09/19 - 09:02 AM]
Comedian/Writer Adam Conover Tapped to Host Nickelodeon's New Family Game Show, "The Crystal Maze," Premiering Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The series will feature Conover as the Maze Master, charged with guiding one family team through physical and mental challenges set within an elaborate labyrinth of four giant and immersive themed zones: Aztec, Eastern, Futuristic and Industrial.

[12/09/19 - 09:00 AM]
New Comedy Series "Avenue 5" Debuts January 19
The HBO series stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of "Avenue 5," a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes.

[12/09/19 - 08:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The network once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/09/19 - 08:00 AM]
"Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers" an All-New Stand-Up Series Premieres Friday, January 10 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central
The series features "the best of the new best" comedians, with every episode spotlighting three performers.

[12/09/19 - 06:31 AM]
YouTube Originals Starts Production Today on "Creators for Change with Michelle Obama: Girls' Education" in Vietnam
The series is set to premiere in March 2020 on YouTube.

[12/09/19 - 05:23 AM]
The 77th Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards Nominees Announced
"Chernobyl," "The Crown" and "Unbelievable" lead all TV programs with four nominations each.