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    [tuesday, september 29, 2009]    
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[09/29/09 - 06:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 29
Updates include: TLC orders "BBQ Pit Masters"; Barry Sonnenfeld inks a first-look deal with ABC; and Craig Wright, Mark Burnett team for scripted drama at CBS.

[09/29/09 - 02:41 PM]
3q09 Ranks as Soapnet's Most-Watched Quarter Ever in Total Viewers
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 02:35 PM]
TruTV Scores Best Quarter Ever with Tremendous Growth Among Key Demos
truTV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 02:32 PM]
Adult Swim Adds 3rd Quarter '09 as Basic Cable's #1 Ranking Network for Total Day Delivery of Adults & Men 18-34, 18-24
Cartoon Network spins its Adult Swim numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 01:56 PM]
USA Delivers Best 3q Ever on Cable with Lucky #13
USA spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 01:11 PM]
NBC Introduces New Family-Friendly Game Show 'Perfect 10'
"'Perfect 10' features easy-to-replicate challenges that the audience can play and practice at home," said NBC's Paul Telegdy.

[09/29/09 - 01:06 PM]
Maury "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" Kick Off the 2009-10 Season with Strong Ratings Gains
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[09/29/09 - 12:55 PM]
3q09 Becomes ABC Family's Most-Watched 3q Ever in Prime in Total Viewers and Across All Target 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 12:51 PM]
The Bang Gets Louder!
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[09/29/09 - 12:51 PM]
A&E Finishes Best September in Network History Posting Double-Digit Viewer Growth
A&E spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 12:49 PM]
The Prince & Me: Holiday Honeymoon Makes Its Television Premiere on ABC Family Sunday, November 8
Kam Heskin and Chris Geere topline the film, based on the feature of the same name.

[09/29/09 - 11:43 AM]
Fueled by Brand Evolution, Syfy Posts Most Watched Third Quarter in 17-Year History
Syfy spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 11:31 AM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net, Beating CBS by 2.5 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[09/29/09 - 11:27 AM]
BET Premieres the Brand New Docu-Series 'First In' on Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 P.M.* and New Game Show 'Pay It Off' on Friday, October 2 at 10:00 P.M.*
"First In" follows "the lives of Compton's firefighters and paramedics as they try to balance the high stress of a gruesome 24-hour work schedule and family life."

[09/29/09 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Wins Premiere Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[09/29/09 - 10:10 AM]
AMC Announces "The Prisoner" Mini-Series Premiere Sunday, November 15 at 8pm ET/PT
A reinterpretation of the 1960s cult classic, "The Prisoner" will air over three consecutive nights, with two episodes each evening.

[09/29/09 - 10:08 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of SepT. 21-27
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[09/29/09 - 10:01 AM]
CBS Wins Premiere Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[09/29/09 - 09:34 AM]
Record Breaking Audiences for Dexter and Californication Season Premieres!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 27.

[09/29/09 - 09:21 AM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Snapped" Returns with All New Episodes This Thursday, October 1 at 10pm ET/PT
Each hour-long installment "offers gritty details, interviews and further insight into the minds of the women who snapped."

[09/29/09 - 09:00 AM]
Comedy Central's Fall Season Kicks Off on October 7 with All-New Series and Returning Favorites
Said launch includes two new series, "Secret Girlfriend" and "The Jeff Dunham Show."

[09/29/09 - 08:26 AM]
Bravo Earns Best Quarter Ever in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/29/09 - 08:23 AM]
TLC to Introduce "Kate Plus Eight" Starting November 2nd
"Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family," said TLC's Eileen O'Neill.

[09/29/09 - 06:35 AM]
Cast Versions of "Maybe This Time," "Alone" and "Somebody to Love" Among Songs Featured in "Glee" Wednesday, September 30, on Fox
Additionally, the cast version of Queen's "Somebody To Love," which was released on iTunes last week, has already landed in the Top 20.

[09/29/09 - 04:10 AM]
International Collaboration Brings Primeval Back from Extinction
The groundbreaking deal between Impossible Pictures Limited, BBC Worldwide and ITV will deliver 13 new episodes in 2011.

[09/29/09 - 12:11 AM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #2 - Friday Night Is "The Death Slot"

[09/28/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 28
Updates include: A&E axes "The Cleaner"; and Summer Glau to topline "Deadly Honeymoon" for LMN.

[09/28/09 - 02:51 PM]
Actor Omar Miller Joins the Cast of "Csi: Miami"
Miller portrays Walter Simmons, "a Louisiana native and art theft specialist who transfers over from the night shift to join Horatio's team."

[09/28/09 - 01:43 PM]
Exclusive: Syfy to Launch "Ghost Hunters Academy" on November 11
Also due in November: original movies "Ice Twisters" and "Beyond Sherwood" as well as the two-hour special "2012: Startling New Secrets."

[09/28/09 - 01:18 PM]
Showtime to Premiere Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 - America's Olympic Glory
The two-hour film bows Monday, October 19 at 7:00/6:00c.

[09/28/09 - 12:00 PM]
Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" Scores Highest Thursday Late Night Telecast in Network History
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/28/09 - 11:14 AM]
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Wins Again
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 27.

[09/28/09 - 11:04 AM]
CBS Notches Sunday Gains
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 27.

[09/28/09 - 11:03 AM]
CBS Interactive Extends the Survivor Experience with New CBS Mobile and CBS.com Offerings
Users have the chance to win the weekly $10,000 prize when they vote in the "Player of the Week" competition.

[09/28/09 - 10:38 AM]
ABC's "Home Edition" Produces Its Top Viewer and Young Adult Numbers in 6 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 27.

[09/28/09 - 06:08 AM]
Drew Seeley, Emmy Award(R) Nominee Annie Potts and Multiple Emmy Award(R) Winner Kim Zimmer Star in "Freshman Father," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Which Has Begun Production for Air on Hallmark Channel in 2010
The film is based on a true story about "a young man whose high school sweetheart becomes pregnant and accompanies him to Harvard."

[09/28/09 - 06:01 AM]
Centric Debuts Monday, September 28
The 24-hour entertainment network features "the artists, music, series, movies and reality programming that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today's African-American and multi-cultural adult."

[09/28/09 - 12:34 AM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #1 - 68% of New Shows Fail

[09/25/09 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 25
Updates include: USA reveals "Criminal Intent" cast exodus; ABC alters its "V" rollout; and The CW orders a Tinsley Mortimer reality series.

[09/25/09 - 06:29 PM]
A "Melrose Place" Timeshare: Encore Episodes Will Air Wednesday Nights on the Cw
The repeats will take over for the departing "The Beautiful Life."

[09/25/09 - 03:42 PM]
Two and Out for the CW's "Beautiful Life"
Unspecified repeats are expected to fill the show's Wednesday, 9:00/8:00c slot effective immediately.

[09/25/09 - 12:24 PM]
TLC Revs Up Fall with Four New Episodes of Street Customs
The series returns Thursday, October 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/25/09 - 11:33 AM]
2009 American Music Awards Live Event to Air on Sunday, November 22 on Abc
The 37th Annual American Music Awards will be broadcast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE.

[09/25/09 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Wins the Opening Thursday of the Season in Viewers and Key Adults for the 2nd Straight Year
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/25/09 - 11:31 AM]
The CW's New Hit "The Vampire Diaries"To Competition: Bite Me!
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/25/09 - 09:28 AM]
The Season Premiere of "The Mentalist" on Its New Night Improves Last Year's Time Period
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/25/09 - 09:14 AM]
The Countdown Begins in October on TruTV's New Series Top 20 Most Shocking
The Bruce Nash-produced series premieres Saturday, October 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/25/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Cold Case" Star Kathryn Morris

[09/25/09 - 12:05 AM]
Interview: "Desperate Housewives" Executive Producer Bob Daily

[09/24/09 - 06:04 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 24
Updates include: TBS cancels "The Bill Engvall Show"; Jennifer Morrison to depart "House"; and FOX, Simon Cowell continue negotiations.







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