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[09/10/09 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 10
Updates include: Bryan Fuller details new projects for NBC; Maura Tierney departs "Parenthood"; and ABC picks up FOX's "Secret Millionaire."

[09/10/09 - 02:49 PM]
Viewers Seek Syfy's Destination Truth as Series Scores with Record-Breaking Season Premiere!
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 9.

[09/10/09 - 02:25 PM]
The #1 Series of the Summer -- NBC's 'America's Got Talent' -- Announces the Top 10 Finalists to Compete Live in the Finals on September 14
The winner will be announced live at the end of a results show on Wednesday, September 16 (8-10 p.m. ET).

[09/10/09 - 01:57 PM]
Soapnet's Original Series, "Being Erica," Returns for a Second Season on Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 Pm
A total of 12 one-hour scripted episodes will air on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[09/10/09 - 01:45 PM]
'Saturday Night Live' Adds Two to Cast
Nasim Pedrad and Jenny Slate will join the cast as featured players.

[09/10/09 - 12:46 PM]
Two Time Emmy Award-Winning Rachael Ray Throws a Block Party in Chicago to Kick Off Season Four
Also during premiere week, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, 50 Cent and Nick Lachey will stop by for the first time.

[09/10/09 - 12:45 PM]
Dance Pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff ("Dancing with the Stars") Set to Perform on the "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," SepT. 20 on Cbs
The pair will perform in a segment honoring dance in reality television.

[09/10/09 - 12:09 PM]
Edward Norton to Guest Star on ABC's Most Buzzed About New Comedy, "Modern Family"
Elizabeth Banks will also guest star in the same episode as Mitchell and Cameron's best girlfriend, Sal.

[09/10/09 - 12:08 PM]
Dancing with the Stars Welcomes Disney's Tony Award-Winning "The Lion King" on the First Results Show of Season 9, Wednesday, September 23 on Abc
The appearance coincides with "The Lion King's" recently passing the 50 million mark in worldwide attendance.

[09/10/09 - 10:40 AM]
NBC Universal's Hit Daytime Talk Shows Premiere Their New Seasons on Monday, September 14
"Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" are all due back next week.

[09/10/09 - 10:26 AM]
In Its 13th Cycle, America's Next Top Model Maintains Its Hold on Target Young Women
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 9.

[09/10/09 - 09:56 AM]
Get Pumped Up for the Return of Diettribe - Season Two of Inspirational Lifestyle Series Premieres October 2 on Lifetime Television
Professional fitness trainer and health expert Jessie Pavelka and psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser return to guide and coach an all-new tribe.

[09/10/09 - 09:54 AM]
FOX Reality Channel Heats Up This Fall with the Academy: Orange County Fire
"Orange County Fire" marks the third season of the Fox Reality Channel original series franchise, "The Academy."

[09/10/09 - 09:35 AM]
Alicia Keys to Perform with Jay-Z While Eminem Makes Special Appearance During the "2009 Video Music Awards" on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9pm ET/PT
Plus: Megan Fox, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, 50 Cent, Jack Black, Andy Samberg, Kristin Cavallari, Pete Wentz, Gerard Butler and more all added as presenters.

[09/10/09 - 08:07 AM]
HGTV Ranks #8 P25-54 Among All Ad-Supported Cable for Week of 8/31/09
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, September 6.

[09/10/09 - 07:57 AM]
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Premieres September 26 with Actress Megan FOX & Grammy Award-Winning Musical Guest U2
Also due in the coming weeks: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga; Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor; and Gerard Butler/Shakira.

[09/10/09 - 07:26 AM]
Discovery Communications Launches Landmark Original Series: "Curiosity: The Questions of Our Life"
The five-year, multi-million dollar project will address 12 questions over 12 one-hour episodes each year.

[09/10/09 - 06:12 AM]
Brian Austin Green and Academy Award(R) Nominee Graham Greene Star in "The Wild Girl," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Which Has Begun Production for Premiere in 2010
Mathew Edison, Gregory Odjig and Kathleen Munroe also star in the period film, due next year.

[09/10/09 - 05:51 AM]
Media Industry Leaders to Launch the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (Cimm)
CIMM will "work to explore and identify new methodologies and approaches to audience measurement."

[09/10/09 - 12:01 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Stargate Universe" (Syfy)

[09/09/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 9
Updates include: Peggy Lipton books "Crash" arc on Starz; Peter Gallagher reports for "Covert Affairs" at USA; and Jerry Bruckheimer lands put pilot at NBC.

[09/09/09 - 05:21 PM]
Ellen Degeneres Joins "American Idol" as New Judge
"I'm thrilled to be the new judge on AMERICAN IDOL," said DeGeneres. "I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I'll save from not having to text in my vote."

[09/09/09 - 03:07 PM]
Sons Revs Up Huge Ratings
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 8.

[09/09/09 - 01:19 PM]
CBS Orders More "Big Brother"
The series will return for its 12th edition next summer.

[09/09/09 - 01:08 PM]
Peggy Lipton Set to Guest Star in 'Crash'
Lipton will play "former hippie flower child knockout Suzy Fields, the estranged ex-wife of former record producer Ben Cendars (Dennis Hopper)."

[09/09/09 - 12:43 PM]
USA Network Top Entertainment Network in Cable
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 31-September 6.

[09/09/09 - 11:02 AM]
The CW's Kick Starts the Fall with Solid Debuts from 90210 and Melrose Place
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 8.

[09/09/09 - 10:58 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Week of Summer '09 Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 31-September 6.

[09/09/09 - 10:57 AM]
Brad Paisley Leads Finalists with Six Nominations for "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards," Country Music's Biggest Night, Wednesday, November 11 on the ABC Television Network
Reigning CMA Male and Female Vocalist of the Year Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for a second year to host "County Music's Biggest Night."

[09/09/09 - 10:56 AM]
More Star Power Added to "The 2009 Alma Awards," Airing Friday, September 18 on Abc
Shakira will perform while Salma Hayek, Oscar de la Hoya and the late Ricardo Montalban will be honored.

[09/09/09 - 10:54 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Highlights NBC's Week of AuG. 31-SepT. 6, Ranking #1 and #2 in Total Viewers for a Third Straight Week
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 31-September 6.

[09/09/09 - 10:53 AM]
Repeats + Big Brother = CBS Summer Victory
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 31-September 6.

[09/09/09 - 10:44 AM]
Wheel of Fortune Puts a New Spin on the Free Spin
The 27th season will say good-bye to "Free Spin" and introduce a new wedge on the wheel, "Free Play."

[09/09/09 - 10:43 AM]
It's Down to the Final 3 Houseguests as Michele Becomes the Tenth Houseguest to Be Evicted from the "Big Brother" House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[09/09/09 - 10:29 AM]
FOX and Myspace Launch the "Glee Myspace Karaoke Contest" Online at KaraokE.myspacE.com
Amy Winehouse's "Rehab," REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling," Kanye West's "Gold Digger" and Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" will be featured in the first week.

[09/09/09 - 10:21 AM]
The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award Winning Musical "Jersey Boys" to Perform Live on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tonight Wednesday, September 9
In addition, the remaining five acts moving on to the finals will be revealed live on tonight's show.

[09/09/09 - 10:10 AM]
Big Brother 11 Delivers Largest Audience of the Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 8.

[09/09/09 - 10:09 AM]
CBS Announces the 12 Teams Racing in the 15th Installment of the Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Amazing Race" Premiering on SepT. 27
Contestants will travel one of the fastest courses ever assembled on the Race - spanning eight countries in just 21 days.

[09/09/09 - 10:06 AM]
Rock Star Gavin Rossdale to Guest Star on "Criminal Minds" This Fall on the CBS Television Network
He'll play "a Goth rock star who has become lost in the frightening alter-ego he portrays on stage - an alter-ego whom the BAU team suspects may be a brutal serial killer."

[09/09/09 - 10:05 AM]
The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R) Will Be Broadcast Live DeC. 2 on Cbs
"THE 52nd ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS" air live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

[09/09/09 - 10:04 AM]
Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen to Receive Honors During "The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to Be Broadcast DeC. 29 on the CBS Television Network
This marks the 32nd year of the special, which has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut.

[09/09/09 - 10:03 AM]
The 64th Annual Tony Awards(R) to Be Broadcast in a Three-Hour Ceremony Live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 13 on the CBS Television Network
It will be the 13th year that the historic Radio City Music Hall is home to the Tonys.

[09/09/09 - 09:44 AM]
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Coming to Local Broadcast Stations Five Days a Week This Fall
The hit crime drama has been sold to local broadcast stations covering more than 98% of the country.

[09/09/09 - 08:22 AM]
Street Court Launches September 21
The series, cleared in over 94% of the country, features Judge Michael Mazzariello, "a tough-talking former Brooklyn D.A. who cleaned up crime in his own neighborhood."

[09/09/09 - 07:23 AM]
Tabatha Coffey Continues Her Mission to Save Struggling Businesses on the Second Season of Bravo's "Tabatha's Salon Takeover," Premiering Tuesday, November 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami are among this season's locales.

[09/09/09 - 03:01 AM]
Terrell Owens Scores a Second Season of His Hit VH1 Series 'The T.O. Show'
The series averaged 1.5 million viewers per episode during its freshman run.

[09/09/09 - 12:10 AM]
Interview: "Destination Truth" Star Josh Gates

[09/09/09 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "So You Think You Can Dance" Host Cat Deeley

[09/08/09 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 8
Updates include: trio joins USA's "Covert Affairs"; Richard Russo returns to HBO with drama series; and Natalie Morales lands role on USA's "White Collar."

[09/08/09 - 01:34 PM]
NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" Introduces More of Its New Comedy Correspondents
"Tonight Show" alum Ross Mathews returns to the job joined by comedians Liz Feldman, Brian Unger, Nick Thune, Owen Benjamin, Marina Franklin and Sebastian Maniscalco.







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[09/18/14 - 02:50 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:17 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:06 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:00 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 12:20 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.

[09/18/14 - 11:46 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.

[09/18/14 - 11:31 AM]
FX Picks Up "Tyrant" for a Second Season
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[09/18/14 - 11:13 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:11 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:02 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
Mark Burnett Reunites with Mike Darnell to Produce a Primetime Event Game Show for ABC, "500 Questions" (Working Title)
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