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[10/20/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 20
Updates include: Karyn Usher to import "Daylight Robbery" for FOX; Kyle Killen books "Midland" at said network; and Lucy Hale to topline "Pretty Little Liars" for ABC Family.

[10/20/09 - 03:14 PM]
Castle Lands Full Season, "Lie to Me" Gets More Scripts
Both series opened the fall with 13-episode commitments.

[10/20/09 - 03:13 PM]
CBS Adds Second Run of Nfl-Delayed "Three Rivers," "Cold Case"
A 75-minute NFL overrun pushed "Rivers's" start time to 10:15 PM ET.

[10/20/09 - 02:48 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football Wins the Night in Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 19.

[10/20/09 - 01:53 PM]
Vote Now to Choose the Nominees for the "36th Annual People's Choice Awards" to Be Broadcast Live, Wednesday, JaN. 6 on the CBS Television Network
Fans can vote in 31 categories, including Favorite Movie, Favorite TV Obsession and Favorite Breakout Artist.

[10/20/09 - 01:52 PM]
The Music of Santana Will Be Featured Exclusively Throughout the NoV. 8 Episode of "Cold Case," on the CBS Television Network
Some of the songs included in the episode are "Oye Como Va," "Everything's Coming Our Way" and "Evil Ways," among others.

[10/20/09 - 01:27 PM]
Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman Named Oscar(R) Telecast Producers for "The 82nd Annual Academy Awards," Airing March 7, 2010 on Abc
This will be the first major Oscar show involvement for both men.

[10/20/09 - 12:54 PM]
We TV Names John Miller Senior Vice President, Original Productions & Development
Most recently, Miller was executive vice president of television at The Weinstein Company.

[10/20/09 - 12:49 PM]
Comedy Central(R) and Twentieth Television Reach Agreement for Syndication Basic Cable Rights to FX Comedy Series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Beginning in Summer 2010
Following the limited summer 2010 window, the series with settle into its long-term, multi-year run in January 2011.

[10/20/09 - 12:47 PM]
The CW Posts Double-Digit Gains Versus a Year Ago
The CW spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 11:44 AM]
TNT's "The Closer" to Return on December 7
The three-week stunt will lead into newcomer "Men of a Certain Age" at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/09 - 11:28 AM]
CBS's 2009-2010 Winning Streak Continues
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 11:01 AM]
Epix Unites All-Star Cast for Sam Kinison Tribute
The special, due in February, features interviews and performances by Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, Ice-T and Denis Leary.

[10/20/09 - 10:50 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of OcT. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 10:42 AM]
ABC Takes Second in Total Viewers and Across Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 10:33 AM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 2nd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 19.

[10/20/09 - 09:49 AM]
Alcs Baseball Leads Pennant-Worthy Week for Fox!
FOX spins the numbers for the week of October 12-18.

[10/20/09 - 09:37 AM]
Accidentally on Purpose Delivers Highest Adult 18-49 and Adult 18-34 Ratings of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 19.

[10/20/09 - 07:13 AM]
NBC Partners with Health and Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels to Rid Families of Their Excuses and Empower Them to Transform Their Lives in a New Life-Changing Series "Losing It with Jillian"
The series will feature Michaels "as she helps unhealthy families to move off their collective couches and put their lives back on more rewarding tracks."

[10/20/09 - 07:04 AM]
ESPN Logs Best Month Ever Across Multiple Platforms in September
ESPN spins the numbers for the month of September.

[10/20/09 - 06:53 AM]
A&E Presents New Real-Life Series "Steven Seagal Lawman"
The series will launch Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[10/20/09 - 06:37 AM]
Cast Versions of "Bust a Move," "Sweet Caroline" and "Thong Song" Among Songs Featured in "Glee" Wednesday, October 21, on Fox
All of the songs featured this season are available for purchase via all digital service providers.

[10/20/09 - 06:09 AM]
So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 Dancers Revealed Wednesday, October 21, on Fox
FOX details the upcoming episodes of the reality competition series.

[10/20/09 - 06:01 AM]
Professional Matchmaker Steve Ward Returns to VH1 to Help a New Set of Women Find MR. Right
"VH1 Tough Love" will now return Sunday, November 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/20/09 - 12:16 AM]
Interview: "Ghost Lab" Executive Producer Al Lagarde

[10/19/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 19
Updates include: Wilmer Valderrama to play Cesar Millan for FOX; Samuel L. Jackson to produce two new projects; and Sam Laybourne checks into "Rehab" for FOX.

[10/19/09 - 02:16 PM]
Sunday Night Football Goes Six for Six
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/09 - 12:44 PM]
Arrested Development Coming to Ifc
The network will air repeats of the critically acclaimed series on Sundays and Tuesdays beginning October 25.

[10/19/09 - 12:22 PM]
Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers Blasts Off with Record Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/09 - 11:22 AM]
Fans Continue to Vote for Favorite Breakthrough Artist in 6th Annual T-Mobile Award for the "2009 American Music Awards," Live, November 22 on Abc
This week fans can vote from among two names in the Country and Rap/Hip-Hop categories.

[10/19/09 - 11:21 AM]
Jay-Z to Perform at 37th Annual "American Music Awards," November 22 on Abc
Jay-Z will join the previously announced Alicia Keys in a special collaborative act.

[10/19/09 - 11:20 AM]
Dave Matthews to Join Kenny Chesney in Performance on "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards"
The event, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, November 11.

[10/19/09 - 11:19 AM]
Sky-Writing Campaign Paves Way for "V"
Beginning October 23 through November 3, the Visitors from "V" will mark the sky with their distinctive red "V" over several U.S. landmarks.

[10/19/09 - 11:18 AM]
Celebrity Chefs Rocco Dispirito, Sandra Lee and Art Smith Put Down Their Knives and Put on Their Hard Hats for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
The trio will appear in the show's October 25 installment to build a new kitchen.

[10/19/09 - 10:31 AM]
Second Week Live Plus 7-Day Dvr Playback Sees 14 CBS Series Gaining More Than One Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/19/09 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Outdraws FOX's Sunday Lineup by 4.0 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Little People, Big World" Executive Producer Jeff Weaver

[10/17/09 - 08:54 AM]
Ugly Betty Improves Its Time Period
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 16.

[10/16/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 16
Updates include: Paige Turco, Barry Bostwick head to NBC's "Mountain"; the Kings to go solo on CBS's "The Good Wife"; and Teri Weinberg, Julia Franz book projects.

[10/16/09 - 02:59 PM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" in Total Viewers 16 Weeks in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 5-9.

[10/16/09 - 02:30 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of OcT. 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 5-9.

[10/16/09 - 11:56 AM]
MTV Enters the Dramatic World of Fashion When Its New Series "Styl'D" Premieres Sunday, November 1 at 10pm ET/PT
The series follows five junior stylists as they embark on the experience of their lives working for the senior stylists for the Margaret Maldonado Agency.

[10/16/09 - 11:04 AM]
CBS Continues Its Late Night Momentum
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 5-9.

[10/16/09 - 10:50 AM]
Charles Schulz' Animated Classic Halloween Special, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," Airs Wednesday, October 28 on Abc
This program replaces the episode of "Hank" which had been scheduled.

[10/16/09 - 10:44 AM]
VH1 Joins Forces with Diddy Once Again to Find His Next Personal Assistant
"I Want to Work For Diddy 2" premieres Monday, November 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/16/09 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 15.

[10/16/09 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Wins 4 Straight Thursdays - Flashforward and Private Practice Grow
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 15.

[10/16/09 - 06:21 AM]
Springfield Or Bust! a New Neighbor Is Coming to Town with "The Simpsons" Character Contest
The winning entry, selected by THE SIMPSONS producers, will be animated into an episode of THE SIMPSONS in January 2010.

[10/16/09 - 06:02 AM]
VH1 and DosomethinG.org Rank 'Top 20 Celebs Gone Good'
Premiering Thursday, November 19 at 8:00/7:00c, the special will boast original interviews with the ranked celebrities, comedians and cause-leaders.

[10/16/09 - 06:01 AM]
Lions, Tigers and Bears Are Just the Beginning with Spring 2010 Launch of New Cable Network Nat Geo Wild
The new network will take over for Fox Cable Networks' Fox Reality Channel.







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[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
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[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
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[09/16/14 - 01:20 PM]
Equestrian Coverage on NBCSN Highlighted by Central Park Grand Prix Live Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7 PM ET
The event features some of the world's top show jumpers including U.S. Champion Kent Farrington and Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut in a $200,000 FEI world ranking class.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:37 PM]
Mark Feuerstein Joins "Nurse Jackie"
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[09/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
"Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak" to Simulcast On Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Thursday Sept. 18 at 10PM
The one-hour premiere special is a comprehensive look into the history, containment, and medical implications of this highly infectious disease.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 10:31 AM]
Famed Wire Walker Nik Wallenda to Attempt His Most Challenging Tightrope Walk Yet Over the Chicago Skyline Untethered
"Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" will air live around the world in over 220 countries beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, Sunday, November 2 on the Discovery Channel.

[09/16/14 - 10:18 AM]
Spike TV Travels the Infamous Silk Road to Develop New Drama, "Deep Web," From Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman's Flying Studio Pictures
The project is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything - from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

[09/16/14 - 10:13 AM]
CMT Heads Back to the Bayou This Fall with the Return of "Swamp Pawn" and "Swamp Hunters" Beginning Saturday, October 11 at 9 PM, ET/PT
A special crossover episode of the two series will premiere Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/16/14 - 09:53 AM]
Video: Tuesday's Are Getting a Little Happier When MTV's New Series "Happyland" Premieres on September 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The project is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers.