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[05/04/09 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 4
Updates include: ABC sets "Ben-Hur" cast; FOX extends "The Cleveland Show"; and Jenny McCarthy eyes a syndicated talk show.

[05/04/09 - 01:51 PM]
Eight More Cable Originals Set for Summer
TLC, History, Animal Planet, Showtime, Fox Reality and the Travel Channel all shot up summer programming flares over the weekend.

[05/04/09 - 01:08 PM]
FOX Television Stations, Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution and Telepictures Productions Team Up for Eight-Week Preview of "Beyond Twisted"
Debuting on Monday, July 6, the series will "draw on professional and user-generated content to present an irreverent and funny take on jaw-dropping moments from around the world."

[05/04/09 - 01:07 PM]
AMC's Award Winning Series ''Mad Men'' Begins Production of Third Season on Monday, May 4th
The new season is scheduled to premiere in August.

[05/04/09 - 11:13 AM]
FOX Picks Up Second Season of "Fringe"
"FRINGE proved to be a notable addition to our schedule all season and it really has fans buzzing as it builds to a fantastic season finale," said Kevin Reilly.

[05/04/09 - 10:11 AM]
Bravo Announces Multi-Platform Sponsors for "The Fashion Show"
TRESemmé and Propel Vitamin Enhanced Water are among the four sponsors.

[05/04/09 - 09:59 AM]
Spike TV Goes Into Production of Special Episode of Original Series 'Surviving Disaster' Focused on the Swine Flu and Other Pandemics
The episode will be shot in Los Angeles and no airdate has been set.

[05/04/09 - 09:52 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Air Primetime Specials Starting June 4 at 8:00 P.M., ET on Abc
Like last year, the half-hour specials will lead into the network's NBA Finals coverage.

[05/04/09 - 09:52 AM]
Agility Studios Teams with Divide Pictures to Launch 'Ultradome'
The short-format digital video series, from actor/producer Milo Ventimiglia, will settle such debates as "Should I have a Lord of the Rings- or a Star Wars-themed wedding?" or "Could Harry Potter beat Neo in a fight?"

[05/04/09 - 09:27 AM]
Final Mission to Repair Hubble Telescope Launches Live on Science Channel
Said coverage begins Monday, May 11 at 1:30 PM (ET) / 10:30 AM (PT).

[05/04/09 - 08:10 AM]
A&E Premieres New Original Nonfiction Series "Obsessed" Profiling People Suffering from Extreme Anxiety Disorders and Their Efforts to Overcome Them
The 11 episode, one-hour series debuts Monday, May 25 at 10:00/9:00c following the season premiere of "Intervention."

[05/04/09 - 07:21 AM]
NBC Fall Preview 2009/2010: Video Featurettes
Watch trailers for all of the Peacock's new series!

[05/04/09 - 07:20 AM]
NBC Announces Ambitious Lineup of Programming Dominated by New Scripted Series for 2009-2010 Primetime Season That Extends the Network's Quality Brand
Newcomers include "Trauma," "Parenthood," "Mercy," "Day One," "Community" and "100 Questions."

[05/04/09 - 07:02 AM]
Only Cbs! -- CBS Television Network Launches National Media Campaign Across All CBS Corporation Platforms in Advance of Upfront Advertising Market
The campaign promotes the network's unique position as the only broadcast network to grow its audience in all key ratings categories this season.

[05/04/09 - 07:01 AM]
'Twilight' VS. 'Slumdog Millionaire'! Top Fan-Nominated Films Get Ready to Rumble at the '2009 MTV Movie Awards'
"Twilight" leads all nominations with seven, followed by "Slumdog Millionaire" (six) and "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" (five).

[05/03/09 - 12:04 PM]
NBC in Talks to Renew Five Series
"Chuck," "Law & Order," "Medium," "My Name Is Earl" and "Parks & Recreation" are all on track to return next season.

[05/01/09 - 09:07 PM]
NBC to Stay in "Southland"
NBC has renewed its freshman drama "Southland" for a second season of 13 episodes.

[05/01/09 - 06:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 1
Updates include: "Life's" Adam Arkin to recur on FX's "Sons of Anarchy" alongside Henry Rollins and Callard Harris.

[05/01/09 - 02:10 PM]
Tbs, Ifc, We TV and E! Pile on the Summer Premieres
E! "Kendra" and WE tv's "Raising Sextuplets" are the latest to join the more than 50 new series set to launch this summer.

[05/01/09 - 01:06 PM]
TNT's Coverage of Celtics/Bulls Game #6 Is Most Watched Round One Game in Cable Television History
TNT spins the numbers for Thursday, April 30.

[05/01/09 - 01:04 PM]
Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side Iii, Final Webisode Is Now Streaming on CBS.com
The web series will cross over into the "Ghost Whisperer" episode "Cursed," airing tonight at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/01/09 - 11:30 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 30.

[05/01/09 - 11:29 AM]
ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Thursday of the May Sweep Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 30.

[05/01/09 - 11:28 AM]
Legendary Tennis Champion Billie Jean King to Guest Star in an Upcoming Episode of "Ugly Betty"
In the episode titled "Curveball," King will play Victoria Hartley's (Christine Baranski) instructor at an exclusive tennis club.

[05/01/09 - 10:31 AM]
Myspace Teams Up with NBC and Fremantlemedia Enterprises to Find Next Breakthrough Performer on "America's Got Talent"
Video submissions will be accepted on MySpace starting May 1 through May 11.

[05/01/09 - 08:18 AM]
Fans Score a Season 4! MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" Set to Return!
Casting calls are set for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando starting Saturday, June 6.

[05/01/09 - 06:20 AM]
Ed Westwick, Rick Springfield, Embeth Davidtz & Eva Amurri to Guest Star on 3rd Season of Showtime's Californication
They join recently announced guest stars Kathleen Turner, Diane Farr and Peter Gallagher.

[04/30/09 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Thurday, April 30
Updates include: ABC Family pulls the plug on "Roommates"; while CMT is set to revive NBC's "The Singing Bee."

[04/30/09 - 03:56 PM]
King of the Hill Originals Still on Tap for Next Season
Between two and six installments of the series will serve as its official swan song next season.

[04/30/09 - 12:50 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Key Demos from 9:00-11:00 Pm
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 29.

[04/30/09 - 12:49 PM]
Senator John Mccain Hosts AMC's Memorial Day Movie Marathon, War Heroes
"The interesting thing that I found about heroes, is that they're the last people to believe that they're really heroes," the Senator remarked.

[04/30/09 - 12:48 PM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 11 Consecutive Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 29.

[04/30/09 - 11:28 AM]
Hasbro and Discovery Communications Announce Joint Venture to Create Television Network Dedicated to High-Quality Children's and Family Entertainment and Educational Content
New programming will be based on brands such as ROMPER ROOM, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, SCRABBLE, CRANIUM, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, GAME OF LIFE, TONKA and TRANSFORMERS, among many others.

[04/30/09 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Central, Spike TV Book Summer Premieres
"4th and Long" (Monday, May 18), "Tosh.0" (Thursday, June 4) and "Michael and Michael Have Issues" (Wednesday, July 15) are on tap in the coming months.

[04/30/09 - 10:10 AM]
HBO to Get "Hung" on June 28
The newcomer will air at 10:00/9:00c following the second season of "True Blood" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/30/09 - 08:55 AM]
Million Dollar Password Returns to CBS on Sunday, May 24
The Eye still has a pair of installments of the series yet to air.

[04/30/09 - 07:44 AM]
Disney to Join NBC Universal, News Corporation and Providence Equity Partners as an Equity Owner of Hulu
Among the shows available for streaming: "Lost," "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty," "Samantha Who?," "Scrubs" and "Private Practice."

[04/30/09 - 12:01 AM]
Live at the Paley Center for Media: ABC's "Ugly Betty"

[04/29/09 - 10:01 PM]
Kris Allen, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert Are "American Idol" Top Four
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/29/09 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: April 28-29
Updates include: Callard Harris to recur on FX's "Sons of Anarchy"; while Sasha Roiz is tapped as a series regular on Sci Fi's "Caprica."

[04/29/09 - 03:58 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Line Up Continues to Reel in the Ratings for the Third Week in a Row
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 28.

[04/29/09 - 12:59 PM]
TNT to Offer Originals on Three Nights This Summer
Mondays to feature "The Closer," "Raising the Bar"; Tuesdays will be home to "Wedding Day," "HawthoRNe," "Saving Grace"; and Wednesdays to showcase "Leverage," "Dark Blue."

[04/29/09 - 12:36 PM]
IFC TV Unveils New Programming Slate for 2009/10
Upcoming offerings include "Food Party" and "Dinner with the Band," two comedic cooking series which represent IFC tv's first foray into the genre.

[04/29/09 - 12:11 PM]
NBC Cashes in on Poker's Popularity with 'Face the Ace,' New Reality Poker Game Show Premiering Saturday, August 1
The series will premiere on Saturday, August 1 and continue on Saturday, August 8 before future air dates on Saturday afternoons beginning in September.

[04/29/09 - 11:57 AM]
Reveille and Rodale to Develop 'Eat This, Not That!' as Unscripted Television Program Based on the Bestselling Book Series
"Eat This, Not That!" is a bestselling book series created by Men's Health Editor-in-Chief David Zinczenko and Food and Nutrition Editor Matt Goulding.

[04/29/09 - 10:51 AM]
Ncis, "The Mentalist" and "Without a Trace" Lead CBS to Huge Year-To-Year Increases
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 28.

[04/29/09 - 09:56 AM]
NBC Picks Up Hit Series 'The Celebrity Apprentice' for Spring 2010
"[It] is the ultimate business and reality show at the top of its game and has exploded in popularity this season while also raising an impressive amount of money for charity," said the network's Paul Telegdy.

[04/28/09 - 01:26 PM]
USA Makes History with Best April Ever in Cable
USA spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/09 - 12:46 PM]
Bryan Adams Joins Jason Aldean for a New Taping of "CMT Crossroads: Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean"
The special tapes before an invitation only audience in Nashville the beginning of May and premieres Friday, June 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/28/09 - 12:43 PM]
CBS Captures 8th Straight Win
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 20-26.







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