[thursday, august 20, 2009]    
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[08/20/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 20
Updates include: Nick Zano set for ABC's "Cougar Town"; two more regulars set at ABC's "Scrubs"; and Dan Savage lands a pilot at HBO.

[08/20/09 - 02:45 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: Las Vegas" Hit the Jackpot as the No. 1 Cable Telecast of the Day
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 19.

[08/20/09 - 02:31 PM]
BET's New Reality Show Spin Off 'Frankie & Neffe' Premieres Tuesday, August 25 at 10:30 PM*
The 10-episode will regularly air Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/09 - 02:11 PM]
Fuse Greenlights Four New Shows
"Let It Rock," "Distortion," "The Pop Show" and "Hip Hop Shop" will all roll out by the end of September.

[08/20/09 - 12:57 PM]
Syfy Renews Summer Smash Hit 'Warehouse 13' for Second Season
The new season is slated for a summer 2010 return.

[08/20/09 - 12:48 PM]
NBC.com Launches 'Greendale Community College Orientation Videos'
The series of videos are designed to introduce users to newcomer "Community," due on September 17.

[08/20/09 - 12:27 PM]
Cartoon Network Picks Up Additional Episodes of Destroy Build Destroy
Production is set to resume in October with Andrew W.K. returning as host.

[08/20/09 - 12:24 PM]
Nightline Is #1 Among Total Viewers -- Outperforms "Tonight Show" for 8th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/20/09 - 12:23 PM]
ABC Improves Year to Year on Wednesday for the 11th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 19.

[08/20/09 - 12:14 PM]
FX Ups Ante in Comedy - Places Series Orders for "The League" and "Louie"
FX has ordered six episodes of "The League," which is scheduled to premiere in November, and 13 episodes of "Louie" scheduled to debut in early 2010.

[08/20/09 - 10:53 AM]
NBC Announces Sixteen New Contestants Getting a "Second Chance" to Transform Their Bodies and Lives in Must-See Season Premiere of "The Biggest Loser" on Tuesday, September 15 (8-10 P.M. Et)
Plus: Daniel Wright will return for a second chance to finish the weight loss journey he started in season seven.

[08/20/09 - 10:30 AM]
Conan O'Brien Beats All Broadcast and Cable Competition for the Week of AuG. 10-14 in 18-49
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/20/09 - 10:29 AM]
Sunday Night Football Extra Returns for 2009
The live coverage on NBCSports.com and NFL.com will once again feature four additional camera angles and several new interactive features.

[08/20/09 - 10:00 AM]
For the Second Consecutive WeeK... Rebroadcasts of "Late Show" Top Orginals of "The Tonight Show"
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/20/09 - 09:15 AM]
Lifetime Television Picks-Up Second Season of Hit Comedic Drama Drop Dead Diva
The network has ordered 13 new episodes of the freshman series for 2010.

[08/20/09 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "Project Runway" Executive Producer Sara Rea

[08/20/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Big Brother" Host Julie Chen

[08/19/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 19
Updates include: John Hawkes set for "Lost's" final season; Showtime to air "Full Color Football"; and Jenna Dewan to visit The CW's "Melrose Place."

[08/19/09 - 03:45 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Continues Its Rating Success
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 03:04 PM]
James Marsters Joins Syfy's Caprica
The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum is set as "the dangerous terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley."

[08/19/09 - 02:15 PM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" Posts 53% Increase with Highest Rated Premiere Ever in All Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 01:59 PM]
60 Minutes Devotes Its Entire Hour to Its Creator, Don Hewitt, Sunday, August 23 on Cbs
The newsmagazine's creator and former executive producer passed away today at the age of 86.

[08/19/09 - 01:57 PM]
CBS Launches the "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards'" "Best Seat in the House" Contest*
The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend this year's Emmys and be seated next to TV's biggest stars.

[08/19/09 - 01:56 PM]
CBS Unveils the First-Ever Use of Video in a Print Advertisement to Promote the Network's New Fall Programming and Its Exclusive New Partner, Pepsico's Pepsi Max
The revolutionary VIP (Video-in-Print) technology will be packaged in a print ad spread in the Fall TV preview issue of Entertainment Weekly.

[08/19/09 - 12:46 PM]
VH1's Official Statement on Megan Wants a Millionaire
The cable channel has pulled the series from its schedule effective immediately.

[08/19/09 - 12:43 PM]
NFL & NBC Announce Two-Year Contract Extension
NBC will remain the home of "Sunday Night Football" for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

[08/19/09 - 12:24 PM]
Big Brother Ratings Hot Streak Continues
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 12:22 PM]
Millionaire Is Up Week to Week on Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Black Gold" Executive Producer Thom Beers

[08/19/09 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Top Chef" Judges Gail Simmons & Toby Young

[08/18/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
Updates incldue: Penelope Ann Miller to visit TNT's "Men"; two on board "Brothers & Sisters" at ABC; and Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin to topline a Hallmark original.

[08/18/09 - 03:36 PM]
Make It Or Break It's Penultimate Season 1 Episode Hits Series Highs in Adults 18-34 and Across Core 12-34 and 12-17 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 02:14 PM]
60 Minutes with First Michael Vick Interview Is the Number-2 Program for the Week, Drawing 34% More Viewers Than Its Summer Average
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/18/09 - 02:11 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Sweeps Its Time Slot to Become the Night's #1 Program in Households and Viewers on Saturday August 15
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 15.

[08/18/09 - 02:10 PM]
For the First Time, DR. Phil Leaves Stage 29 in Hollywood to Kick Off Premiere Week Live from New York on September 14th and in Philadelphia on September 16th
The new season will begin on Monday, September 14, when DR. PHIL will premiere live from New York City.

[08/18/09 - 01:26 PM]
CBS Fall Preview, a Primetime Special Hosted by the Cast of the Hit Network Comedy Series "How I Met Your Mother," Will Be Broadcast Wednesday, SepT. 2, 8:30-9:00 Pm, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network
This CBS fall preview offering has been an annual tradition since 2004.

[08/18/09 - 12:30 PM]
Rainbow Media Unveils New Multiplatform Bridal Network ''Wedding Central''
At launch, programming featured on the site includes series such as "My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding," "Single in the City" and "Girl Meets Cowboy."

[08/18/09 - 12:16 PM]
TNT Adds Two More Episodes of Hit Series Leverage to Summer Lineup
The show's second season had originally been set to wrap its summer run on August 26.

[08/18/09 - 11:52 AM]
Showtime and Oliver Stone Uncover America's Secret History
The 10-episode documentary series, entitled OLIVER STONE'S SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICA, which will premiere on SHOWTIME in 2010.

[08/18/09 - 11:44 AM]
A&E's New Series 'Hoarders' Becomes Most-Watched Series Premiere in Network History Among Adults 18-49 and Ties for the Most in 25-54
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 11:29 AM]
USA Rules Cable Again
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Grows Its Numbers Week to Week and Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 11:21 AM]
A Million Dollar Moment Is Coming Up on Sunday's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
The Alphabet details the remaining installments of the show's 11-night stunt.

[08/18/09 - 10:48 AM]
Big Brother Leads CBS to Weekly Win in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:32 AM]
'America's Got Talent,' the #1 Show of the Summer, Leads NBC's Week of AuG. 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:18 AM]
HGTV Design Star Sees Ratings Gains for Fifth Week
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/18/09 - 09:24 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 09:05 AM]
NBC's New a Capella Singing Competition Series "The Sing-Off" Travels to Four Cities in Search of the Most Talented Groups in America
Auditions will take place in New York City (Sept. 12), Chicago (Sept. 14), Atlanta (Sept. 16) and Los Angeles (Sept. 19).

[08/18/09 - 08:26 AM]
Spike TV and Tna Wrestling Extend Partnership Through 2012
The deal includes three new years of TNA's weekly "iMPACT!" show as well as the addition of a new original series of one-hour specials.

[08/18/09 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "Flipping Out" Co-Stars Jeff Lewis & Jenni Pulos

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[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."

[10/05/15 - 09:33 AM]
Wanda Sykes Takes Charge on "House of Lies"
In addition, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ken Marino and Nicky Whelan will also guest star.

[10/05/15 - 08:33 AM]
"Quantico" Spikes Over Its Lead-In, Holds Its Debut Rating and Boosts Its Slot by 46%
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/05/15 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts NBC on Top; Sparks FOX Growth
The latter's hour worth of coverage bumps up its comedies by double digits from last week's premieres.