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[08/10/09 - 06:01 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 10
Updates include: Hilary Duff to star in an ABC Family original; Mike Vogel joins "Miami Trauma" on CBS; and Shawn Ryan books a "Ride Along" at FOX.

[08/10/09 - 03:03 PM]
FOX Announces "Teen Choice 2009" Official Sponsors
Dr. Pepper and Neutrogena are the official sponsors of event, airing tonight at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/10/09 - 02:11 PM]
The Search Is On! MTV Teams Up with Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Mark Burnett to Seek Out the Next Music Megastar in 'P. Diddy's Starmaker' August 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: Pete Wentz, Lady Gaga, Nicole Scherzinger and Kelly Rowland will make special appearances throughout the series.

[08/10/09 - 12:26 PM]
TNT's Hit Series Hawthorne, Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Set to Return for Second Season
The second season of 10 episodes is slated to air in 2010.

[08/10/09 - 11:07 AM]
Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Life of Nadya Suleman in "Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage," a Two-Hour Special Airing Wednesday, August 19, on Fox
Viewers will "be able to witness the emotional struggles, physical complications and financial burdens of this single mother of 14."

[08/10/09 - 11:06 AM]
CBS's Sunday Reality Duo of "Big Brother" and the Premiere of "There Goes the Neighborhood" Tops ABC's Return of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "Shark Tank"
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 9.

[08/10/09 - 11:05 AM]
ABC Garners Its Strongest Non-Sports Sunday of Summer 2009
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 9.

[08/10/09 - 08:44 AM]
Winners of "Teen Choice 2009" Announced
Television winners include "Gossip Girl," "Heroes," "The Hills" and "American Idol."

[08/10/09 - 08:29 AM]
CMT's Hit Series "The Singing Bee" Finishes First Season with Back-To-Back New Episodes
The two-hour event airs this Saturday, August 15 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/10/09 - 08:04 AM]
NBC Presents the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania - the World Television Premiere on Saturday, August 29 at 9pm/8c
The special will "relive all the action and excitement of WrestleMania 25 in one lightning-fast hour of groundbreaking music television."

[08/10/09 - 06:11 AM]
BBC America's Best Week Ever - 3.3 Million Tune in to Torchwood
Plus: the network has announced the acquisition of the new season of "Doctor Who" starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor.

[08/10/09 - 06:06 AM]
King of the Hill Serves Up Texas-Size Series Finale Sunday, September 13, on Fox
Just days ago, FOX's Kevin Reilly said it was "unlikely" the series would air again.

[08/09/09 - 11:28 AM]
ABC at TCA: Mcpherson on Abdul, Heigl and More
The ABC topper's executive session covered everything from "Better Off Ted" to "Scrubs" to "Private Practice" to Ben Silverman.

[08/08/09 - 10:01 PM]
CMT's "Can You Duet" Announces Winners of the Search for Country's Next Great Duo
CMT details this season's winner of "Can You Duet."

[08/08/09 - 06:24 PM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of the Highly Anticipated New Series "V" on Tuesday, November 3
The Alphabet formally announces the show's launch date.

[08/08/09 - 05:32 PM]
ABC Books "V" for November 3
The announcement was made during the show's session at the TCA summer press tour.

[08/08/09 - 03:08 PM]
Mcpherson Declares "Goode Family," "Suburbia" Dead
The ABC chief confirmed both shows won't be back following his network's executive session at the TCA summer press tour this afternoon.

[08/08/09 - 10:38 AM]
FX at TCA: Landgraf Nixes "Testees," Touts Pilots
The cable channel also confirmed "Nip/Tuck" will return for its sixth season on Wednesday, October 14.

[08/07/09 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 7
Updates include: Robert Hoffman books a series at MTV; Louis C.K. completes work on a pilot for FX; and Ed Bernero inks an overall deal with ABC Studios.

[08/07/09 - 02:53 PM]
USA's Burn Notice & Royal Pains Hit Series Highs
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, August 6.

[08/07/09 - 01:24 PM]
Big Brother 11 Hits New Thursday High in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 6.

[08/07/09 - 01:23 PM]
Ronnie "The Rat" Is Finally Sent Packing and Is the Fourth Houseguest to Be Evicted from the "Big Brother" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[08/07/09 - 11:05 AM]
FOX at TCA: Reilly, Rice Face "Idol" Fallout
The pair also announce Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham will serve as guest judges during the audition episodes.

[08/07/09 - 10:50 AM]
ABC.com Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of the 2009 Cma Music Festival
The three original short-form series feature Jake Owen, Luke Bryan and Wynonna Judd.

[08/07/09 - 10:33 AM]
Cartoon Network and Warner Horizon Television Announce Cast for Unnatural History
Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris and Italia Ricci will topline the drama, with Mikael Salomon directing from a script by Mike Werb.

[08/07/09 - 12:12 AM]
Interview: "Shark Tank" Co-Stars Robert Herjavec & Kevin O'Leary

[08/07/09 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Host Regis Philbin

[08/06/09 - 10:01 PM]
Jeanine Mason Is America's Favorite Dancer and Winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" After Record-Breaking Historic Vote
Plus: a special featuring fan-favorite routines from previous seasons will air Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/06/09 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 6
Updates include: Laura Dern to get "Enlightened" for HBO; Virginia Madsen to drop by USA's "Monk"; and a quartet joins the FX pilot "Terriers."

[08/06/09 - 06:14 PM]
Exclusive: Ryan Shares What Might Have Been on "The Unit"
"If ['The Unit'] had been owned by Paramount and 'Medium' had been owned by 20th Century Fox, we'd be making the fifth season of 'The Unit' right now," Shawn Ryan says about the show's cancellation by CBS.

[08/06/09 - 02:50 PM]
Paris Hilton to Guest Star on the CW's "Supernatural"
"Paris Hilton is playing a demonic creature that takes the form of....Paris Hilton," said series creator and executive producer Eric Kripke.

[08/06/09 - 02:27 PM]
How'D You Get So Rich? Starring Joan Rivers Scores Impressive Gains for Season Premiere
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 5.

[08/06/09 - 01:21 PM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" in Total Viewers for 6th Week in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 27-July 31.

[08/06/09 - 01:20 PM]
ABC Grows Its Wednesday Night for the 9th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 5.

[08/06/09 - 01:19 PM]
Cathy Grosam Won $250,000 on Season Finale of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" on Abc
ABC details the winner of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show."

[08/06/09 - 12:22 PM]
Dave's Winning Streak Now at Four Consecutive Weeks
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 27-31.

[08/06/09 - 10:43 AM]
FOX's Reilly: "Hill," "Truth" Return "Unlikely"
"There are no plans to air either one of them right now," network president Kevin Reilly told reporters. "That's really all I'm going to say. I think it's unlikely."

[08/06/09 - 10:41 AM]
NBC at TCA: Leno, Silverman Draw Focus
"I'm not counted on to save the network. The network is on its own. Screw them," Leno joked during his afternoon session.

[08/06/09 - 10:33 AM]
Lifetime Television and the Weinstein Company Sew Up Five-Year Partnership with Hearst Magazines on Project Runway and Models of the Runway
The pact includes product integration, the appearance of Marie Claire editors in both series, and both on-air and online branding for the publication.

[08/06/09 - 10:29 AM]
The Jay Leno Show Welcomes Musical Guest Jay-Z Performing with Rihanna and Kanye West on the Premiere Episode of NBC's New Primetime Comedy Series 'The Jay Leno Show' on Monday, September 14
JAY-Z with Rihanna and West will be the first to rock the program's brand new stage as they perform "Run This Town."

[08/06/09 - 08:06 AM]
Britney Spears to Receive Ultimate Choice Award at "Teen Choice 2009" Monday, August 10, on Fox
Sean Kingston has also been added to the list of performers.

[08/06/09 - 08:05 AM]
Gordon Ramsay Is Coming to Your Kitchen "Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live" to Air Tuesday, December 15, on Fox
Plus: In addition to the previously announced seventh season order, FOX has picked up an eighth installment of HELL'S KITCHEN.

[08/06/09 - 08:04 AM]
Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Anne Hathaway, Chris Martin, Sarah Silverman, Angela Bassett, Chuck Liddell, Jackie Mason, Neve Campbell, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Bob Costas and the Late Eartha Kitt Among Guest Voices on 21st Season of "The Simpsons"
Plus: Seth Rogen co-wrote the season premiere, "Homer The Whopper," airing September 27.

[08/06/09 - 08:02 AM]
FOX Pays "Homarge" to "The Simpsons" with On-Air Scavenger Hunt This November
Participating series in the week-long tribute to THE SIMPSONS include HOUSE, LIE TO ME, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, BONES, FRINGE, BROTHERS, 'TIL DEATH and DOLLHOUSE.

[08/05/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 5
Updates include: "Rescue Me's" Peter Tolan inks a three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.

[08/05/09 - 05:52 PM]
NBC's 'The Jay Leno Show' Taps New and Popular Comedians to Act as Correspondents
Comedians D.L. Hughley, Mikey Day, Rachael Harris, Jim Norton and The Dan Band -- will be Leno's men and women on the street.

[08/05/09 - 02:52 PM]
Over One Million Adults 18-49 Tuned in to Tori & Dean Season Finale on Oxygen
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 4.

[08/05/09 - 02:47 PM]
Syfy Gives Greenlight to 'Alphas' Pilot from Bermanbraun
Zak Penn and Michael Karnow are behind the project, which was originally set up as "Section 8" at ABC.

[08/05/09 - 02:46 PM]
Syfy Teams with Bryan Singer and Industry Entertainment to Develop Epic 6-Hour, Limited Series Centering on the Mysterious Mayan Prediction for the End of the World
The project will be "a thrilling action-adventure story blending scientific fact and myth with popular conspiracy theories centering on the Mayan Calendar and what it predicts for mankind at its end date."

[08/05/09 - 02:44 PM]
Syfy's Warehouse 13 Second Episode Is the #1 Most Watched Cable Program Beating Deadliest Catch
Syfy further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 14.







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[04/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
"Grimm" Is Steady Week to Week in Adults 18-49, Grows in Men and Women 18-49, Adults, Men and Women 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 24.

[04/25/15 - 08:40 AM]
"20/20: Bruce Jenner - The Interview" Draws 16.9 Million on Friday - Biggest "20/20" in 15 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 24.

[04/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bruce Jenner - The Interview" Posts Big Numbers for ABC
Nearly 17 million viewers on average tune into the two-hour special.

[04/24/15 - 07:43 PM]
E! Announces New Documentary Series Following Bruce Jenner's Life as a Transgender Woman
The eight-part, one-hour series will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm on E! and will also air on the E! channels internationally.

[04/24/15 - 04:25 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee and Multiple Tony(R) Winner Frank Langella to Return to FX's Peabody Award-Winning Drama "The Americans"
Langella will reprise his role as "Gabriel," Philip and Elizabeth's mysterious KGB handler.

[04/24/15 - 03:05 PM]
Whipclip Teams Up with Pop to Offer Fans Easy Access to Create and Share Video Clips from Network's Original Programming Line-Up
Using Whipclip, viewers can create customized clips of their favorite moments and share them instantly on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and via email and SMS.

[04/24/15 - 12:48 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews Hit-Series "Deadliest Catch" for Twelfth Season
From Original Productions, the 13-time Emmy Award-winning series follows the real-life adventures of Alaskan fisherman with one of the most dangerous jobs in the world - crab fishing on the unpredictable Bering Sea.

[04/24/15 - 12:43 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Presents First Ever "U.S. Open Media Day Special"
Originating from the United States Golf Association's Media Day at Chambers Bay, the program, recorded earlier in the day, airs in primetime Monday, April 27, (9:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.

[04/24/15 - 12:32 PM]
Discovery Channel Grabs #1 in Both Persons 25-54 and Persons 18-49 on Cable for the Week
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/24/15 - 11:17 AM]
"Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" Attracts Largest Audience Ever with Total Viewership Over 1.6 Million
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/24/15 - 10:35 AM]
Meet the New Class of Students on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
Following a nationwide search, these six kids were chosen to help the grown-ups graduate toward the top prize of $1 million.

[04/24/15 - 10:31 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Emerges at Sunday's Top Broadcast Series
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/24/15 - 10:26 AM]
Evan Peters the Latest "American Horror Story" Veteran to Join "Hotel"
Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloƫ Sevigny also star in the latest installment, due in October.

[04/24/15 - 10:11 AM]
"Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop," Featuring Exclusive Access to Former NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle, Explores Issues of Crime in the Internet Age When It Debuts May 11 on HBO
Dubbed "The Cannibal Cop," former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle was convicted of conspiring to kidnap and eat women in March 2013.

[04/24/15 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "Nightingale" - Tease (HBO Films)
The David Oyelowo-led project premieres Friday, May 29 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.