[monday, october 26, 2009]    
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[10/26/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 26
Updates include: Diane Ademu-John books "NOLA Rising" at NBC; Adam F. Goldberg lands a new comedy at FOX; and Kenya Barris's life to become a sitcom for NBC.

[10/26/09 - 01:40 PM]
So You Think You Can Dance Finalist Billy Bell Leaves Competition Due to Illness
Bell will be replaced by Brandon Dumlao, 21, a Hip Hop dancer from Concord, CA.

[10/26/09 - 12:30 PM]
The CW Again Leads All Nets in Percent Increases from Live+7 Dvr Playback
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of October 5-11.

[10/26/09 - 12:29 PM]
Mgm Domestic Television to Launch Discovery Channel's Hit Series "Cash Cab" Into U.S. Syndication
Repeats of the series will be offered to local stations beginning in the fall of 2010.

[10/26/09 - 12:28 PM]
One Woman Gives Man and Man's Best Friend a Chance at Redemption in Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees
The six-part series premieres Friday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/26/09 - 11:09 AM]
America's Most-Watched Network Gets Most Dvr Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of October 5-11.

[10/26/09 - 11:09 AM]
Multi-Talented Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winner Ricky Gervais to Host NBC's "The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards" on Sunday, January 17
"I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down," said Gervais.

[10/26/09 - 11:04 AM]
Syfy's Stargate Universe Reaches New Series High with Live +7 Data
Syfy further spins the numbers for Friday, October 9.

[10/26/09 - 10:56 AM]
Soapnet to Air a Four-Episode Marathon of ABC's Hit Comedy, "Cougar Town," on Saturday, November 14 from 5:00pm - 7:00 Pm
The critically acclaimed series airs Wednesdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on ABC.

[10/26/09 - 10:18 AM]
Final Nominees Announced for Favorite Breakthrough Artist in 6th Annual T-Mobile Award for the "2009 American Music Awards," Live NoV.22 on Abc
Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, Gloriana and Kid Cudi are all up for the fan vote.

[10/26/09 - 10:17 AM]
ABC Goes Country with Programming and Appearances Leading Up to the "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards"
Among its plans: the one-hour special "In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Bright Lights. Big Stars. All Access Nashville." on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/26/09 - 10:04 AM]
Jennifer Esposito and David Sutcliffe Star in 'The Wish List,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Which Has Begun Production
The love story "centers on a highly organized young woman who after too many failed relationships makes a wish list of all the criteria her future husband must have."

[10/26/09 - 09:10 AM]
Nickelodeon and Columbia/Epic Label Group Commence Production on Victorious
The series, from prolific creator/executive producer Dan Schneider and featuring teen star Victoria Justice, is set to premiere in 2010.

[10/26/09 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Grows Its Sunday Audience for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 25.

[10/26/09 - 08:53 AM]
Vampire Repeats Bite "Melrose" on Wednesdays
The CW has dropped its Wednesday encores of "Melrose Place" in favor of repeats of freshman hit "The Vampire Diaries."

[10/26/09 - 08:42 AM]
TV Land Gives Pilot Orders to Two Sitcoms: 'Hot in Cleveland' and 'Retired at 35'
Suzanne Martin and Chris Case are behind the respective projects.

[10/26/09 - 08:22 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pickup of "Top Chef: Just Desserts"
The series will consist of pastry chefs competing against one another in a series of challenges.

[10/26/09 - 12:09 AM]
Interview: "Cake Boss" Executive Producer Art Edwards

[10/24/09 - 08:48 AM]
Supernanny Opener Grows Its Audience Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 23.

[10/23/09 - 06:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 23
Updates include: David Costabile to recur on "Breaking Bad"; Sam Page lands arc on "Greek"; and Style orders a new makeover series.

[10/23/09 - 04:18 PM]
This Fall, Grammy(R) Award-Winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Monica Makes Her Reality Television Debut with "Monica: Still Standing" on Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 P.M.*
Viewers will have the chance "to experience the many faces of Monica as she balances family, deals with trials, triumphs and health challenges, records her fifth album."

[10/23/09 - 02:45 PM]
NBC Picks Up Comedies "Community" and "Parks and Recreation" as Well as Freshman Drama "Mercy" for Full-Season Commitments
All three received orders of nine additional episodes.

[10/23/09 - 02:34 PM]
Bam! Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season Two Marks an 116% Increase Among Total Viewers Versus Season One
Bravo spins the numbers for the week of October 19-22.

[10/23/09 - 02:02 PM]
The Jeff Dunham Show Scores All-Time Comedy Central(R) Record with 5.3 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to the October 22 Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/23/09 - 01:58 PM]
Showtime Launches Exclusive Animated "Dexter" Webisodes
The weekly series, which is told in 12 one-to-two minute chapters, is available on www.sho.com and also available on Showtime On Demand.

[10/23/09 - 01:37 PM]
HBO Renews Critically Acclaimed Drama Series in Treatment for Third Season, with Production to Start in New York Next Year
Joining the show as executive producers are Anya Epstein ("Tell Me You Love Me") and Danny Futterman ("Capote").

[10/23/09 - 01:08 PM]
Top Selling American Idols of All Time to Perform at "2009 American Music Awards," November 22 on Abc
Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Daughtry will join fellow "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert on the performance roster.

[10/23/09 - 12:44 PM]
Benjamin Bratt to Return to 'Law & Order' as Detective Reynaldo Curtis
Bratt was a series regular on "Law & Order" for four seasons (1995-99).

[10/23/09 - 12:05 PM]
The Style Network Announces a Unique New Makeover Series That Helps Real Women Tackle the 10 Things They Dislike Most About Themselves
The hour-long series "What I Hate About Me" premieres Saturday, January 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/23/09 - 11:44 AM]
Worldwide Premiere of Bon Jovi's New Song to Air on USA
"Superman Tonight" will be previewed over USA Network's new character brand spot during the "White Collar" season premiere tonight.

[10/23/09 - 10:24 AM]
Survivor: Samoa Soars to Season Highs in All Key Ratings Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/23/09 - 09:36 AM]
Angie Harmon Takes on Title Role in Rizzoli, a TNT Pilot Based on Tess Gerritson's Popular Mystery Novels
Michael M. Robin is directing the pilot from a script by Janet Tamaro.

[10/23/09 - 08:57 AM]
ABC Wins 5th Consecutive Thursday in Ad18-49 - Grey's Is #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/23/09 - 06:30 AM]
USA Network Presents the "White Collar Shirt Bar" Featuring Free Custom-Fitted Shirts Courtesy of Thomas Pink
The "pop-up experience" takes place today at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

[10/23/09 - 12:31 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "White Collar" (USA)

[10/22/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 22
Updates include: Sarah Shahi is "Facing Kate" for USA; Colin Egglesfield and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz to depart "Melrose Place"; and 3 Ball Productions books "Obese" at ABC.

[10/22/09 - 05:51 PM]
The CW's November Sweep Highlights: Vampires, Witches, Lady Gaga, Leighton Meester's New Single and the Return of Heather Locklear
The CW details its November sweeps highlights (SPOILERS!).

[10/22/09 - 03:42 PM]
USA Network to Debut New Original Series "White Collar" with Limited Commercials Exclusively Presented by Ford and Ketel One Vodka(R)
The partnership will also include in-show integration in the second half of the season, set to air in January.

[10/22/09 - 02:40 PM]
Syfy's Ghost Hunters Hits Season Highs!
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 21.

[10/22/09 - 02:13 PM]
TruTV Books Trio of A. Smith & CO. Series
"Surprise Inspection," "Full Throttle Saloon" and "Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura" will all premiere in the coming weeks.

[10/22/09 - 01:54 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of OcT. 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 12-16.

[10/22/09 - 12:58 PM]
G4 Presents the Latest Craze in Alternative Sports with the Premiere of the "Barclaycard World Freerun Championships 2009"
The two-hour event airs Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/22/09 - 11:19 AM]
Lifetime Sends "Rita Rocks" to Mondays
Back-to-back original episodes will fill the 10:00/9:00c hour from October 26 through December 7.

[10/22/09 - 11:17 AM]
Best of the Decade Films to Be Revealed on "At the Movies"
For 10 consecutive weeks, from October 24-December 26, co-hosts A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips will each reveal "a film that falls into this unprecedented category."

[10/22/09 - 11:16 AM]
Live! with Regis and Kelly Hits the Road for Las Vegas, Broadcasting from Encore at Wynn Las Vegas the Week of November 23, 2009
The November trip will mark "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly's" first return to Las Vegas in nine years.

[10/22/09 - 11:10 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws Its Largest Audience Since Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 12-16.

[10/22/09 - 10:14 AM]
Late Show Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Third Time in the Last Four Weeks
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 12-16.

[10/22/09 - 10:10 AM]
Hank Sees Week-To-Week Increases in Adults 18-34 and Key Men
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 21.

[10/22/09 - 10:00 AM]
Criminal Minds Is Wednesday Top Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 21.

[10/22/09 - 09:22 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pick Up for Second Season of "Top Chef Masters"
Plus: "Top Chef" series judge Gail Simmons will also serve as a judge this season on "Top Chef Masters."

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[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.

[10/08/15 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: The CW sees year-to-year growth with the return of "Arrow" and "Supernatural."

[10/08/15 - 08:34 AM]
The Long Anticipated Third Season of David Cross' "Todd Margaret" Returns to IFC on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins at 10 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 and All Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:28 AM]
"black-ish" Is the Night's Only Program to Post Week-to-Week Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:22 AM]
HBO Latin America to Launch New Streaming Service for Latin America and the Caribbean
The company plans to start deploying the service in markets throughout the region, beginning with a launch in Colombia by the end of the year.

[10/08/15 - 08:01 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Rings in the Holidays with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," Featuring Originals and Beloved Christmas Classics Round-the-Clock Beginning October 31
Said lineup includes "Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery," "The Christmas Note," "Magic Stocking" and "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow."

[10/08/15 - 07:59 AM]
A&E's "The First 48" and "Nightwatch" Return for All New Seasons on Thursday, November 5
The former kicks off its 15th season with its landmark 300th episode.

[10/08/15 - 07:00 AM]
Next Games and AMC Proudly Launch The Walking Dead: No Man's Land - The Official Mobile Game of AMC's "The Walking Dead" - on iOS Today
Guided by Daryl Dixon, the fan-favorite character from the TV show played by Norman Reedus, players are in charge of their own unique group of survivors and their fate.

[10/07/15 - 01:55 PM]
2015 FOX MLB Postseason Leads Off with ALDS Doubleheader Thursday Night
FS1 televises up to eight ALDS games over the next seven days as the 2015 Postseason unfolds.

[10/07/15 - 01:26 PM]
"Please Like Me" Available on Hulu Starting October 11
The first two seasons will be available to stream, giving subscribers the chance to catch up on the hilariously dark world of Josh Thomas in advance of Pivot's October 16 season three launch of the award-winning comedy.