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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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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
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The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.