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[04/03/09 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 3
Updates include: Vince Gilligan, David Zabel set at Sony; Showtime passes on two pilots; and The CW completes casting on its "Melrose Place" revival.

[04/03/09 - 12:19 PM]
'Er' Takes Its Final Bow with the Biggest Viewership for Any TV Drama Series Finale in Nearly 13 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 2.

[04/03/09 - 12:18 PM]
The CW's "Supernatural" Beats the Devil, Posting Its Best Adults 18-34 Ratings Since Oct 2006
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, April 2.

[04/03/09 - 12:09 PM]
Gina Gershon to Headline Movie Project Based on Best-Selling Ann Rule Crime Novel Everything She Ever Wanted
Ryan McPartlin, Victor Garber and Rachel Blanchard also star in the mini-series, premiering in August.

[04/03/09 - 12:03 PM]
Slumdog Millionaire Star Anil Kapoor Joins Season Eight Cast of "24"
Kapoor will play a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.

[04/03/09 - 08:54 AM]
CBS's "Big Brother 11" Announces a Series of Open Casting Calls in Various Cities Across America
Open casting calls began this week and run through Saturday, April 18.

[04/03/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "The Tudors" Creator Michael Hirst

[04/02/09 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 2
Updates include: Chris Elliott joins "The Fish Tank" at CBS; Justin Bartha books the lead on FOX's "The Station"; and HBO eyes a mini-series about showbiz fixer Sidney Korshak.

[04/02/09 - 03:13 PM]
Ghost Hunters Reigns as #1 on Wednesdays!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 01:11 PM]
Bones to Visit Monday, Wednesday Nights in April
Look for special first-run episodes of the series on Wednesday, April 15 and Monday, April 20.

[04/02/09 - 01:09 PM]
It's Good to Be Bad as Oxygen Greenlights Fourth Season of 'Bad Girls Club' on Heels of Record Breaking Ratings
The show's third season was Oxygen's first series ever to average over one million viewers per episode.

[04/02/09 - 12:48 PM]
CMT and Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Present the Ultimate Backwoods Survival Series with "Runnin' WilD... from Ted Nugent" Premiering August 2009
The series "will feature competitors who struggle in wilderness-based endurance challenges created by Nugent and his eighteen-year-old son, Rocco."

[04/02/09 - 12:45 PM]
Hd Theater Upfront Programming Fact Sheet
The network's additions include TWIST THE THROTTLE, STUNT STARS, I COULD DO THAT!, SUN-RIDE EARTH, MIGHTY SHIPS and THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE RIDES.

[04/02/09 - 12:43 PM]
Discovery Health Celebrates 10 Years with Programming That Matters
A half-dozen specials will help cap the network's transition to OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK in early 2010.

[04/02/09 - 12:42 PM]
Science Channel Announces Largest Investment in Original Programming in Network History
HEAD GAMES, THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, THE WORLD WITHOUT, HOW MACHINES WORK, FRINGE SCIENCE and SUPERHUMANS are among the latest newcomers.

[04/02/09 - 12:40 PM]
Investigation Discovery's 2009-10 Upfront Programming Slate Satisfies Audiences Who Crave Mysteries and Appreciate Gripping Storytelling
Newly announced series include THE WILL: FAMILY DIVIDED, FORENSICS: YOU DECIDE, THE BUREAU, WHOOPI GOLDBERG'S COLD CASES and PRISON WIVES.

[04/02/09 - 12:39 PM]
Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network Gives Sneak Peek of New Network Dedicated to Living Your Best Life
The channel's inaugural lineup will include THE PETER WALSH PROJECT, DR. LAURA BERMAN, EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, INSIDE: LISA LING INVESTIGATES, MASTER CLASS and SURFER'S HEALING.

[04/02/09 - 12:37 PM]
Travel Channel Enters 2009-10 Upfront Season with Record Ratings, Popular Returning Series and New Programs That Offer a Multitude of Brand Extensions and Partnership Opportunities
SAMANTHA BROWN'S ASIA and AMERICA'S WORST DRIVER will join such returning series as MAN v. FOOD and ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS.

[04/02/09 - 12:35 PM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Bold Entertainment Slate in 2009-2010 Upfront Season
Among the 10 newcomers: BIO RECON, COWBOYS, FETCH ME A BEER, IPREDATOR, THE HERD and WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS TOWNS.

[04/02/09 - 12:34 PM]
TLC Announces Exclusive Biography of CapT. Sullenberger
The documentary, set to air in late 2009, explores what Sully was thinking and doing during the headline-making event.

[04/02/09 - 12:32 PM]
TLC Launches Into Upfront with Ratings Growth and a Programming Slate That's Anything But Ordinary
New series include THE LITTLE COUPLE, WEDDED TO PERFECTION, WILD WEDDINGS, FREAKIN FABULOUS WITH CLINTON KELLY and MAKING OVER AMERICA WITH TRINNY & SUSANNAH.

[04/02/09 - 12:30 PM]
The Wondrous, the Adventurous, the Curious; Discovery Channel's 2009-10 Upfront Slate Is Filled with Captivating Series and Specials
Upcoming events include BEFORE AMERICA, DISCOVERY ATLAS, ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSE, MEGA BEASTS, RAGING PLANET 2 and STEPHEN HAWKING'S UNIVERSE.

[04/02/09 - 12:27 PM]
AMC Renews Award Winning Drama Series Breaking Bad for Third Season
Production on the third season is expected to begin later this year, with premiere slated for 2010.

[04/02/09 - 12:27 PM]
Top Model Tops Its Time Period with Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Increases Over the Year-Ago Wednesday for 8 Weeks in a Row in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 11:03 AM]
Kathy Griffin Dishes on Grammys, the "Schmemmies" and Cher in Her Sixth Bravo Stand-Up Special, "Kathy Griffin: She'Ll Cut a Bitch" Premiering Wednesday, April 15 at 9 PM ET/PT
Plus: "Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List" returns for a fifth season on Monday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/02/09 - 10:44 AM]
Steamy Suspense Thriller Unstable to Premiere on Lifetime Television April 25, 2009
Shiri Appleby and Kathy Baker star in the film, about a wealthy young woman whose husband may be "trying to push her to the brink of insanity in hopes of getting his hands on her inheritance."

[04/02/09 - 10:35 AM]
Mekhi Phifer to Guest-Star on "Lie to Me" Beginning Wednesday, May 6, on Fox
He'll play Ben Reynolds, an FBI agent who partners with Lightman in the show's final two episodes of the season.

[04/02/09 - 10:11 AM]
Hfpa Announces Timetable for "The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards"
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, December 15 for the Sunday, January 17 ceremony.

[04/02/09 - 10:10 AM]
No Joke! -- Hidden Camera April Fool's Day Special "I Get That a Lot" Is a Time Period Winner in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[04/02/09 - 10:09 AM]
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Ingram, Martina Mcbride, Matthew Mcconaughey, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Will Present on the "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network
They'll join the previously announced Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Miley Cyrus, Rascal Flatts, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and host Reba McEntire.

[04/02/09 - 10:08 AM]
Dierks Bentley, Martina Mcbride and Honoree George Strait Have Been Added to Perform on the "George Strait: Acm Artist of the Decade All Star Concert," a New Special to Be Broadcast May 27 on the CBS Television Network
Previously announced performers include Brooks & Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Faith Hill, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw.

[04/02/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Survivor" Host Jeff Probst

[04/01/09 - 10:01 PM]
Megan Joy Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/01/09 - 10:01 PM]
Megan Joy Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/01/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 1
Updates include: George Segal to visit HBO's "Entourage"; Kevin Rahm to be "This Little Piggy" for ABC; and AMC gets into the reality business.

[04/01/09 - 03:36 PM]
Pretty Wicked Night for Oxygen
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/09 - 02:02 PM]
Andrea Wong Project Runway Statement
The Lifetime chief confirms "Project Runway" will roll out this summer along with a new season of "Army Wives" and the new series "Drop Dead Diva."

[04/01/09 - 01:20 PM]
Apprentice Uk Comes to BBC America
CNBC previously took a stab at airing the series, which was dropped after four episodes.

[04/01/09 - 01:03 PM]
NBC Universal Honored with Three 2008 Peabody Awards
Receiving the awards were NBC Sports, "Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "Saturday Night Live."

[04/01/09 - 01:02 PM]
Project Runway Statement
NBC Universal, The Weinstein Company and Lifetime have resolved their dispute over the series.

[04/01/09 - 12:36 PM]
Justin Timberlake, Sandra Bullock, Paris Hilton to Appear on Bravo's "A-List Awards"
Also signing on: Padma Lakshmi, Ana Ortiz, Kenneth Cole, Kendra Wilkinson, Lance Bass, Niecy Nash, Lisa Lampanelli, Rachel Dratch, Maria Bamford, Jenni Pulos and Todd English.

[04/01/09 - 12:17 PM]
ABC's "Dwts Results" Outdraws NBC's "Loser" at 9pm by 3.4 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/09 - 12:16 PM]
ABC News Wins a Peabody Award for "Hopkins"
The network has honored for its seven-part documentary series "Hopkins."

[04/01/09 - 11:42 AM]
CBS's "Guiding Light" to Broadcast Its Final Episode on Friday, SepT. 18
The series will have spanned 72 years and more than 15,700 episodes on television and radio.

[04/01/09 - 11:25 AM]
HBO's "Into the Storm," Lifetime's "Maneater" Set for May
The pay channel's "The Gathering Storm" sequel and Lifetime's Sarah Chalke-led mini-series are both set for the final weekend in May.

[04/01/09 - 10:52 AM]
FOX Bumps "Mental" to May 29
Less than a week after setting its summer schedule, FOX is making a few more adjustments.

[04/01/09 - 09:33 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Wanda Sykes Returns to FOX ...and Weekends Will Never Be the Same
"Yes, my relationship with FOX hasn't been the best, but if Rihanna can go back to Chris Brown, I can go back to FOX," said Sykes. "Oprah tried to talk me out of it, but I think FOX has changed."

[04/01/09 - 09:12 AM]
68th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
TV winners include "Entourage," "John Adams," "Breaking Bad" and "Lost."

[04/01/09 - 09:10 AM]
USA Network Partners with Hoover to Create the First Ever "Clean Screen Day"
On Sunday, April 5, USA will present a "bug and snipe-free" marathon of "Monk" starring the ultimate obsessive-compulsive character, Adrian Monk.







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[02/10/16 - 02:45 PM]
Netflix Confirms Additional Casting for "Gilmore Girls" (WT) Series
Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil and Yanic Truesdale are set to return to their original characters.

[02/10/16 - 02:30 PM]
All-New Military-Inspired Competition Series "American Grit" to Debut Following Return of "Bones" on Thursday, April 14, on FOX
Starring John Cena, the series follows 16 of the country's toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA.

[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" Breaks New YouTube Record
CBS spins the digital numbers for the series to date.

[02/10/16 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for "Shooter"
Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps star in the project, based on the Mark Wahlberg-led feature of the same name.

[02/10/16 - 12:40 PM]
Kick-Ash Cast of Starz Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Expands for Second Season
Lee Majors will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski.

[02/10/16 - 12:35 PM]
Pre-Game with El Rey Network on Sunday, February 28, As They Celebrate The 88th Academy Awards with the "Director's Chair Red Carpet Marathon"
Quentin Tarantino, George Miller and Sylvester Stallone are among the featured auspices.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
"The Simpsons" Load Up and Journey to Daytona 500 In Support of 2016 FOX NASCAR Season Opener
"Being able to tap into such a recognizable, iconic part of pop culture is an extremely strong asset to be able to draw on," said Robert Gottlieb.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Praise the Lord! Bravo Media's "Thicker Than Water" Season Three Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family.

[02/10/16 - 12:02 PM]
Bob Costas to Host NBC's Primetime Rio Olympics Coverage
Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers.

[02/10/16 - 11:35 AM]
Video: AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Highly Anticipated "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Episode
In addition, Hallmark eCards has partnered with "The Walking Dead" to create unique, original Valentine's Day eCards inspired by the show.

[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
WGN America Unveils Key Art and Behind-the-Scenes Music Featurette for "Underground," The Highly Anticipated Escape Thriller Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The featurette goes behind-the-scenes with executive producer and music titan John Legend and composers Laura Karpman, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Raphael Saadiq, a celebrated singer/songwriter and producer.

[02/10/16 - 10:57 AM]
LMN Bolsters Programming Slate with the Launch of New Docuseries "Codependent" on March 8 and Original Movie "House of Darkness" on April 17
Plus: look for the return of "My Haunted House" and "The Haunting of..." on March 28.

[02/10/16 - 10:45 AM]
E! Vows to Deliver the Drama When the "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Strut Down the Aisle Beginning Sunday, April 17th at 10PM ET/PT
The eight-episode season will follow blogger babe Morgan Stewart and real estate mogul Brendan Fitzpatrick's diamond encrusted road to the altar.

[02/10/16 - 10:30 AM]
Destination America Unleashes a Fresh - Often Funny - Take on Ghost Hunting with the Tell-It-Like-It-Is "Ghost Brothers" Beginning April 15
"Destination America is the leader in paranormal programming, and we are excited to bring diversity to this space with the very first African American ghost hunting team on television," said Jane Latman.

[02/10/16 - 10:28 AM]
Video: Check out the "Broad City" Season 3 Trailer
On February 17, Abbi and Ilana are back with new adventures, new special guests and the same unbreakable bond.