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[09/30/09 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 30
Updates include: CBS plans "Criminal Minds" spin-off; Reiko Aylesworth joins FX's "Damages"; and Kathy Najimy to guest on "Desperate Housewives."

[09/30/09 - 03:20 PM]
Syfy Rolls Out Unprecedented Plan to Connect with Viewers in Person, on SyfY.com, on Twitter, and Via Facebook
The first digital-social event kicks off Friday, October 2 in support of the highly anticipated series, "Stargate Universe."

[09/30/09 - 12:50 PM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Snapped" Returns with All New Episodes This Sunday, October 4 at 10pm ET/PT
Originally set for this Thursday, the veteran series will now return on Sunday, October 4.

[09/30/09 - 11:11 AM]
ABC Outdraws NBC and FOX on Tuesday in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[09/30/09 - 11:09 AM]
ABC Dominates Premiere Week with Upscale High-Income Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[09/30/09 - 11:02 AM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football: Cable's Biggest Audience of 2009 for 3rd Straight Week
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[09/30/09 - 10:40 AM]
NBC Joins Dreamworks Animation to Air Two All-New Family-Friendly Holiday Specials Based on Blockbuster Animated Films, 'Monsters VS. Aliens' and 'Madagascar'
The first, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space," is set to air on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/30/09 - 10:28 AM]
The Rock Returns to Wwe to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Smackdown on MynetworkTV
The anniversay special airs this Friday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/30/09 - 10:04 AM]
CBS Dominates Tuesday for the Second Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[09/30/09 - 10:01 AM]
Syfy Launches First Phase of Innovative Caprica Marketing Campaign with Screenings at Prestigious Film Festivals in San Diego, Woodstock and Austin
The "Battlestar Galactica" prequel launches Friday, January 22.

[09/30/09 - 09:15 AM]
HGTV Breaks Records for Ratings for Month, Third Quarter and Season
HGTV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2009.

[09/30/09 - 06:33 AM]
Matt Leblanc Makes Friends of Showtime & BBC in Sitcom Satire
The single-camera comedy revolves around "a British couple whose hit UK show is turned into a dumbed-down American sit-com starring LeBlanc (as himself)."

[09/30/09 - 12:02 AM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #3 - Time Period Doesn't Matter

[09/30/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Mercy" Creator Liz Heldens & Star Taylor Schilling

[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."







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[06/06/20 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "20/20"
A new two-hour installment helps lead the night among adults 18-49.

[06/05/20 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 5
Updates include: Lifetime cancels "Dance Moms: Abby's Virtual Dance Off"; A&E's "Live PD" and Paramount Network's "Cops" pull latest episodes; and YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" event moved to Sunday, June 7.

[06/05/20 - 02:27 PM]
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[06/05/20 - 12:15 PM]
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[06/05/20 - 11:59 AM]
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[06/05/20 - 11:00 AM]
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[06/05/20 - 10:00 AM]
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[06/05/20 - 09:44 AM]
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MTV's first-ever fully self-shot special is an intimate, first-hand account of two young medical professionals in New York City, the epicenter of the pandemic, who heeded the city's call for help during an unprecedented demand for first responders.

[06/05/20 - 09:29 AM]
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The film takes an unflinching look at the life and death of infamous attorney Roy Cohn, who first gained prominence by prosecuting Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in what came to be known as the "atomic spies" case.

[06/05/20 - 08:59 AM]
HBO Renews "We're Here" for a Second Season
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[06/05/20 - 08:30 AM]
VH1 Brings Back "Untucked" Aftershow for New Season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars"
The new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" launches tonight on the cable channel.

[06/05/20 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Goes Out on Top for ABC
The Alphabet once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/05/20 - 08:00 AM]
Drama Series "Perry Mason" Debuts June 21, Exclusively On HBO
The series follows the origins of American fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason.

[06/04/20 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday-Thursday, June 3-4
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Next in Fashion" after one season; Amanda Seales to depart "The Real"; and A+E Networks announces commercial-free special "We Need to Talk: Race in America."

[06/04/20 - 02:17 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Hosts In-Depth, Two-Night Conversation with Black Thought Leaders, Activists and Artists for "OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go from Here?"
The two-night special will simulcast on OWN and across all of Discovery's 18 other U.S. networks on Tuesday, June 9 (Part 1) and Wednesday, June 10 (Part 2) at 9:00/8:00c both nights.