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[09/11/09 - 07:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 11
Updates include: ABC renews "10 Things," cancels "Rockits"; TBS orders fourth season of "My Boys"; and Julian Sands set as Jor-El on The CW's "Smallville."

[09/11/09 - 02:17 PM]
Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Is No. 1 Unscripted Cable Entertainment Telecast for Thursday and Week-To-Date
Bravo spins the numbers for the week of September 7-10.

[09/11/09 - 01:50 PM]
Interview: "Heroes" Co-Stars Masi Oka & Hayden Panettiere

[09/11/09 - 12:49 PM]
IFC Taps Indie Rock Bands for New Original Music, Talk & Cooking Series, Dinner with the Band Hosted by Nyc Chef Sam Mason
The six-episode series will launch on Tuesday, November 24 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/11/09 - 12:48 PM]
Calling All Karaoke Lovers! CMT's the Singing Bee Begins Casting for Second Season
The 20-episode second season, with returning host Melissa Peterman, will begin taping in November and premiere in January.

[09/11/09 - 12:47 PM]
World-Renowned Singing Sensation Susan Boyle to Perform Live in the U.S. for the First Time on Season Finale of NBC's Summer Hit "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday, September 16
Boyle became an overnight phenomenon after appearing on "Britain's Got Talent" earlier this year.

[09/11/09 - 12:40 PM]
Showtime Is Ready to "Lock 'N Load"
The six-part, half-hour reality series premieres Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/11/09 - 12:38 PM]
Mike Epps to Premiere New Comedy Special on Showtime
MIKE EPPS: UNDER RATED...NEVER FADED & X-RATED bows on Saturday, October 3 at 10:40/9:40c.

[09/11/09 - 12:36 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live Marks Its Best Performance in 7 Weeks with Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 31-September 4.

[09/11/09 - 12:07 PM]
Jeopardy! Launches Season 26 with Its Richest Tournament Ever, Giving Away More Than $2.5 Million to Charities Throughout the Year!
These special episodes will be broadcast on the third Thursday of every month through May 2010.

[09/11/09 - 11:07 AM]
Late Show Delivers Its Largest Audience Since Mid-July as It Extends Its Winning Streak Over "The Tonight Show" to Nine Weeks
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 31-September 4.

[09/11/09 - 11:06 AM]
Conan O'Brien Takes the Late-Night Week of AuG. 31-SepT. 4 in 18-49 Over All Broadcast and Cable Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 31-September 4.

[09/11/09 - 10:28 AM]
Chicks Dig the Vampires! Vampire Diaries Sets Record as the CW's Most Watched Series Premiere Ever
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, September 10.

[09/11/09 - 09:23 AM]
New Ll Cool J Song, Inspired by His Role on "Ncis: Los Angeles," Premieres Today
"This song is the musical interpretation of what I felt after meeting with NCIS agents, experienced Marines and Navy Seals," said LL COOL J.

[09/11/09 - 09:22 AM]
President Obama to Speak to Steve Kroft at an Important Moment in His Presidency -- "60 Minutes" Sunday
Said installment will air Sunday, September 13 at 7:00/6:00c.

[09/11/09 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Sports Scores Best NFL Kickoff in 7 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 10.

[09/11/09 - 08:14 AM]
It's East VS. West, Lions VS. Panthers When Friday Night Lights Returns for Season Four October 28th Only on DirecTV's the 101 Network
Four new additions to the cast, as well as the returning characters, will be central to the fourth and fifth seasons of the show.

[09/11/09 - 06:49 AM]
Guess Who's Coming to the NeighborhooD... Showtime to Premiere the Real L Word: Los Angeles
The nine-episode, one-hour reality series comes from "The L Word" creator Ilene Chaiken and "Top Chef" executive producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.

[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.







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