[tuesday, may 05, 2009]    
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[05/05/09 - 06:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 5
Updates include: The CW to abandon Sundays; Jared Harris joins AMC's "Mad Men"; and ABC makes another play for CBS's "Old Christine."

[05/05/09 - 02:08 PM]
TV One Premieres "Stand" May 24 at 9 PM Et, a Documentary Chronicling the Extraordinary Road Trip of Tavis Smiley and 10 Friends Exploring the Black Male Experience
Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, BeBe Winans, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Dick Gregory and Wren T. Brown are among those who join Smiley.

[05/05/09 - 01:15 PM]
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Ready to Light Up Summer with New Season of Laughter, Exclusively on Tbs
The new season begins Wednesday, May 27 with back-to-back episodes airing at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[05/05/09 - 01:10 PM]
Angels & Demons Decoded Premieres Sunday, May 10 at 8pm ET on History(Tm)
The special also includes scenes from the new movie and interviews with Tom Hanks, and director, Ron Howard.

[05/05/09 - 11:21 AM]
Oxygen Serves Up a Hot Summer Line-Up with Watercooler Worthy Shows
"Addicted To Beauty" will join the previously announced "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" and "Dance Your Ass Off" in August.

[05/05/09 - 11:07 AM]
Bravo Gives Multi-Project Development Deal to Emmy Winning Producers Picture This Television
Picture This co-owners Bryan Scott and Lisa M. Tucker are behind the network's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."

[05/05/09 - 10:59 AM]
BET Names the Top Two Finalists in Its Gospel Singing Competition 'Sunday Best' and Leaves Their Fate Up to the Viewers This Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10 at 9:00 P.M.*
The winner will receive a national recording contract, a 2009 Lincoln MKS and the title of SUNDAY BEST.

[05/05/09 - 10:36 AM]
In an Unprecedented Television Event, NBC News to Broadcast "Farrah's Story" Friday, May 15, 9 -11 Pm
Shot with her own home video recorder, "Farrah's Story" chronicles the actress' two and half year battle with cancer.

[05/05/09 - 09:32 AM]
NBC.com Wins Six Webby Awards
Among the winners announced this morning were the "Heroes" and "The Office" webisodes.

[05/05/09 - 09:02 AM]
Lifetime's Army Wives Returns for Its Third Season June 7
More than 80 million total viewers watched the show's sophomore run.

[05/05/09 - 08:16 AM]
The Coolest Entourage on Television Joins Spike TV
Beginning in January 2010, Spike TV will be the exclusive basic cable network home for the show's off-network run.

[05/05/09 - 08:14 AM]
A&E Network's Award-Winning Series "Intervention" Returns for a Seventh Season Monday, May 25 at 9pm ET/PT
The series has conducted 125 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, 102 of which are currently sober.

[05/05/09 - 07:03 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Hit Comedy Series True Jackson, Vp Starring Keke Palmer
The series currently ranks as the number two show for kids and tweens on Saturday nights.

[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."

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[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.

[11/24/15 - 12:30 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Star Wars Special" to Air Wednesday, November 25 on ABC
Said encore replaces the previously announced repeat of "Nashville" that night.

[11/24/15 - 12:29 PM]
TV One's Hit Scripted Comedy "Born Again Virgin" Returns with All-New Episodes Tuesday, December 8 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
The scripted comedy is back with more dating adventures of three 30-something best friends and the challenges they face while attempting to navigate a new romantic landscape and trying to avoid the pitfalls of empty relationships.

[11/24/15 - 11:30 AM]
Music Icon and Animal Activist Emmylou Harris to Be Honored on "The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration" Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 26, On FOX
Eugene Bostick and Michael Schoepf also will be honored as ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things to better the lives of rescue animals.

[11/24/15 - 11:18 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Series "Dark Net" to Premiere Thursday, January 21st at 11 PM ET/PT
Each half-hour episode will shed light on themes such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction, the webcam sex trade and more.

[11/24/15 - 11:04 AM]
ABC Family Announces Winter Premiere Dates
New scripted drama "Recovery Road" and fan favorite "The Fosters" will now premiere on Monday, January 25.

[11/24/15 - 11:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel Is the Most-Watched Network for the 3rd Consecutive Weekend Among Households, W25-54 and Total Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 16-22.

[11/24/15 - 10:38 AM]
With the Cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Kimmel" Draws Its 4th-Biggest-Ever Monday Audience
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 10:16 AM]
New Year, New You! TLC Amps Up Friday Nights with the Return of Fan-Favorite TLC Talent
Fan-favorite talent including Stacy London, Clinton Kelly, Devyn Simone, Monte Durham and Lori Allen come together to make Friday nights bigger and better than ever.

[11/24/15 - 10:00 AM]
Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster Are Back as "Sesame Street" Debuts Its 46th Season Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 on HBO
The award-winning show will include 30-minute episodes, new preschool-relevant themes, new show opening and closing songs, an updated set, a new segment called "Smart Cookies" and a new cast member, Nina.

[11/24/15 - 09:01 AM]
LL Cool J to Host the 17th Annual "A Home for the Holidays," An Entertainment Special Celebrating Families, To Be Broadcast Friday, Dec. 18 on the CBS Television Network
Special performances are dedicated to these children and their new adoptive families, whose stories are featured in pre-taped segments to help raise awareness of this important social issue.

[11/24/15 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off Surging ABC in Demo Race
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while the Alphabet is the most-watched network.

[11/24/15 - 08:37 AM]
NBC Sweeps 6 of 6 Monday Half-Hours Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.