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[10/06/09 - 11:31 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #7 - Ads Pay the Bills

[10/06/09 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 6
Updates include: Lauren Graham in talks to join NBC's "Parenthood"; Kim Raver to recur on "Grey's Anatomy"; and Sheldon Turner is "Broken" for FX.

[10/06/09 - 02:46 PM]
Monday Night Football - Cable's All-Time Biggest Audience and ESPN's Highest Rating Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 02:20 PM]
ABC Outdelivers CBS by 2.8 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 01:40 PM]
USA Network Top Entertainment Network in Cable
USA spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 12:56 PM]
Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" Concert to Premiere on Epix
The show was filmed in Buenos Aires' River Plate Stadium, where she performed for 256,000 fans over four shows in two days.

[10/06/09 - 12:42 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 12:30 PM]
Food Network's 'Next Iron Chef' Premiere Highest-Rated, Most-Watched in Network History
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/06/09 - 11:27 AM]
Oscar(R) and Grammy Award-Winner Jennifer Hudson Returns to Her Hometown of Chicago in Her First Ever Holiday Music Special, "Jennifer Hudson: I'Ll Be Home for Christmas," Coming This December to Abc
"I can't wait to hear her take on Christmas classics as we discover what she loves about her hometown of Chicago," said the network's Vicki Dummer.

[10/06/09 - 11:23 AM]
CBS Orders Another Cycle of "Flashpoint"
The Eye will have a total of 22 episodes on deck for later this season.

[10/06/09 - 11:18 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of SepT. 28-OcT. 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 11:08 AM]
Diddy and His Dirty Money, Snoop, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Soulja Boy, Ludacris, Monica, Tiny & Toya ... Will Be in the Building Shutting Down the Atl for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Saturday, October 10, 2009
Mike Epps hosts this year's event, airing Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/09 - 10:33 AM]
ABC Finishes a Strong No. 2 to an Nfl-Overrun-Inflated FOX in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 10:31 AM]
FOX Achieves Earliest Fall Lead in Network's History
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 10:21 AM]
Spike TV and Tna Wrestling to Present Special Programming in October
"Global Impact 2" and "Super iMPACT!" to be featured on October 8 and 15, respectively.

[10/06/09 - 10:16 AM]
Live-Plus-7 Is Heaven for Cw
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[10/06/09 - 10:14 AM]
TV Land Loves 'Raymond'
The cable channel also lands the off-network rights to "Boston Legal," "Home Improvement" and "The Nanny."

[10/06/09 - 10:14 AM]
Nhk and Science Channel Partner on Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Co-Production to Film the Elusive Giant Squid, in Its Natural Habitat, for the Very First Time
Scheduled to air in 2012, the global production "will result in a multi-part special following the incredible technological and scientific effort required to find and film the giant squid."

[10/06/09 - 10:01 AM]
The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge - Weight Loss Resort and Spa - Opens in Majestic Southern Utah
The resort will "offer guests a comprehensive weight-loss experience that focuses on exercise, healthy nutrition and education," similar to the contestants on the show.

[10/06/09 - 09:59 AM]
Sunday Night Football 4 for 4 on Sunday Nights
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/06/09 - 09:26 AM]
The Big Bang Theory Builds on Its Lead-In for the Third Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 08:28 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Nick at Nite's Original Series, Glenn Martin, Dds
The series ranks as Nick at Nite's number-one program among persons 2+ with 2.1 million total viewers each week, in third quarter 2009.

[10/06/09 - 07:19 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pickups for "The Real Housewives of D.C." and "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Both series are due to premiere/return in 2010.

[10/06/09 - 07:04 AM]
BBC Unveils New Logo for New Doctor
The logo is the eleventh to have been used on screen in the show's history.

[10/06/09 - 06:32 AM]
Idol Gives Back Returns as Part of "American Idol"
The Emmy Award-winning television event returns during the Top 7 Results Show Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

[10/06/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 and DR. Drew Team Up Again for an Intimate Look at a Taboo Topic with 'Sex Rehab with DR. Drew'
Beginning Monday, October 26 fans can catch a sneak peek of the season's first episode on VH1.com - one week before the on-air premiere.

[10/06/09 - 05:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires Exclusive Cable Rights to Star-Studded Package of Ice Skating Specials from Disson Skating
The specials kick-off with the premiere of "Halloween on Ice," Friday, October 30 (8 p.m., ET/PT).

[10/06/09 - 12:01 AM]
Glee Rules the Itunes Charts with Astounding 1.1 Million Downloads
The series boasts 10 songs on the iTunes Top 200 to date.

[10/05/09 - 09:08 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #6 - Shows Rarely Change Networks

[10/05/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 5
Updates include: Danny Comden lands the single-camera comedy "The Intruders" at FOX.

[10/05/09 - 01:30 PM]
Cartoon Network Picks Up Additional Episodes of Dude, What Would Happen
The series has ranked #1 in its timeslot on all television - broadcast and cable - among boys 6-11.

[10/05/09 - 01:28 PM]
TBS Announces Telecast Schedule for Its Exclusive Coverage of the Mlb Division Series
The network will also have exclusive coverage of the Tigers/Twins tiebreaker tomorrow starting at 5:00/4:00c.

[10/05/09 - 01:27 PM]
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After - 2-Hour Special Premieres Sunday, October 18 at 9pm ET on History(Tm)
The two-hour premiere special presents "a behind-the-scenes look at the hours after JFK's assassination, from the never-before-seen perspective of his successor."

[10/05/09 - 01:25 PM]
Jfk: 3 Shots That Changed America - from Emmy Award Winning Producers of History's Special 102 Minutes That Changed America
The two-night event airs Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/05/09 - 12:27 PM]
Viewers to Program Lifetime Movie Network Through Special Pick-A-Flick Fridays Online Voting
The five choices for the first Lifetime Movie Network's Pick-A-Flick Fridays include "Maid of Honor," "The Last Trimester," "Cries in the Dark," "A Teacher's Crime" and "Double Cross."

[10/05/09 - 12:17 PM]
Bravo Announces Pick-Up of "Top Chef," Season Seven
Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on October 18.

[10/05/09 - 11:53 AM]
Sharpen Your Knives and Pencils as Acclaimed Chef Jean Novelli Opens His First U.S. School on "Chef Academy," a New Bravo Docu-Series Premiering Monday, November 16 at 11 PM ET/PT
Novelli will be joined by his pregnant fiancée, Michelle, and his executive chef and right hand man, Steve Kitchen.

[10/05/09 - 11:40 AM]
Open Casting Call for New FOX Comedy Pilot
Producers of Mark Brazill's comedy pilot, formerly known as "Rednecks & Romeos," are looking for various roles.

[10/05/09 - 11:24 AM]
Vampires, Vulcans and Villains Descend Upon the Greek Theatre for Spike TV's 4th Annual 'Scream'
The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

[10/05/09 - 11:11 AM]
ABC Family's "Greek" Tie-In Novels to Be Published by Harlequin
The debut title, DOUBLE DATE, by author Marsha Warner, will be published in May 2010.

[10/05/09 - 10:38 AM]
First Round of Performers Announced for "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards"
Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are all set to perform.

[10/05/09 - 10:36 AM]
It's Four-Play for Showtime with Californication Pick-Up
12 new episodes of Showtime's hit comedy series will premiere in 2010.

[10/05/09 - 10:33 AM]
The Original Monty Python's Flying Circus Comes to IFC Celebrating the Historic Comedy Troupe's 40th Anniversary
The rebroadcasts are timed with the network's premiere of "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)."

[10/05/09 - 10:31 AM]
Afv Opens Its 20th TV Season with Its Biggest Audience in Over 6 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/05/09 - 10:25 AM]
VH1 to Examine What It's Like to Be Both 'Broke and Famous'
The one-hour special "Broke and Famous: Willie Aames" premieres Thursday, November 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/05/09 - 10:22 AM]
Live Plus 7-Day Ratings Boosts the Premiere of "Survivor: Samoa" by More Than +1.1 Million Viewers and Gains +0.6 of a Rating Point in Adults 18-49
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 17.

[10/05/09 - 09:27 AM]
Reality's Liveliest Night Kicks Off with the "Househusbands of Hollywood" Reunion Special Followed by the Star-Studded "2009 FOX Reality Channel Really Awards" Hosted by Vivica A. FOX Saturday, October 17
Fox Reality Channel will unveil two new awards for the Reallys this year, including the Legend Award and the Innovator Award.

[10/05/09 - 09:03 AM]
MTV to Air Documentary Series "Gone Too Far"
Originally set to launch tonight, the Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein-hosted series will now bow Monday, October 12.

[10/05/09 - 08:47 AM]
Syfy Continues Ratings Roll as Stargate Universe Posts Best Stargate Franchise Premiere Performance in Four Years
Plus: Rhona Mitra has joined "Stargate Universe" for the final three episodes of season one.

[10/05/09 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America - All New U.S. Premiere Documentaries to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

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[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
New "Rocky Horror Show" Premieres Midnight Saturday, October 18 on BBC America
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," said Richard O'Brien, creator and narrator.