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[11/04/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 4
Updates include: Ryan Seacrest starts the "Bank of Hollywood" for E!; Colin Hanks is Jack in FOX's "Jack & Dan"; and Craig Doyle, Harris Wilkinson each land series projects.

[11/04/09 - 04:56 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Washington Field" (CBS)

[11/04/09 - 04:19 PM]
CBS Docks "Numb3rs," Extends 11 Others
Only 16 episodes of the sixth-year drama will be produced this season.

[11/04/09 - 02:21 PM]
Judge Joseph Wapner Returns to the People's Court on Friday, Noember 13 and Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Wapner will litigate a special case in honor of his 90th birthday.

[11/04/09 - 01:59 PM]
Lisa Erspamer Named Chief Creative Officer Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network
Erspamer is a 15-year veteran of Harpo Productions, Inc. where she has served as co-executive producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2006.

[11/04/09 - 12:46 PM]
CMT to Air One Hour "Dateline: Taylor Swift" on Friday, November 6
The special edition of "Dateline" aired earlier this year on NBC.

[11/04/09 - 12:34 PM]
Jake Pavelka Gets a Second Chance at Love in "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love," When ABC's Hit Romance Reality Series Premieres Monday, January 4, 2010
Plus: for the first time in the history of the series, "The Bachelor" will be broadcast in HD.

[11/04/09 - 12:02 PM]
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black - Two-Hour Special Premieres on November 23 at 8pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
Also set to appear: Bob Saget, Craig Ferguson, Ron White, Joy Behar, Larry Miller, Richard Belzer, David Alan Grier, Shelley Berman, Rip Taylor, Nancy Giles and Franklyn Ajaye.

[11/04/09 - 11:34 AM]
An ABC News Exclusive: Janet Jackson to Sit Down with Robin Roberts
As previously reported, the one-hour special will pre-empt "Eastwick" on November 18.

[11/04/09 - 10:19 AM]
Nickelodeon's Teennick Commences Production on New Original Series Gigantic
The series marks the first production from executive producers Marti Noxon's and Dawn Parouse Olmstead's new company Grady Twins.

[11/04/09 - 10:08 AM]
BBC America - December Highlights
Among its plans: new specials from "Top Gear" and "The Graham Norton Show" as well as the previously announced "Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars."

[11/04/09 - 10:07 AM]
Eminem and Lady Gaga to Perform at 37th Annual American Music Awards, November 22 on Abc
They join the previously announced Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert.

[11/04/09 - 10:06 AM]
ABC.com Enhances Full Episode Player with New ABC Social: Episode Commentary Feature
First up: commentary from "V" executive producers Scott Peters and Steve Pearlman on the show's pilot episode.

[11/04/09 - 10:05 AM]
Let's Dance, New Comedic Dance Series Featuring Stars Competing for Charitable Grand Prizes, Premieres Monday, November 23
Kathy Griffin hosts the five-episode series, which wraps on Tuesday, December 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/04/09 - 10:04 AM]
Barbara Walters to Interview Former Vice Presidential Candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in Conjunction with the Release of Her Memoir
The five-part series will be featured on "Nightline," "Good Morning America" and "20/20" the week of November 17.

[11/04/09 - 09:55 AM]
Pedigree Dogs Exposed - Shocking Discoveries Behind Some of Our Most Beloved Pets
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, December 10 at 8:00/7:00c on BBC America.

[11/04/09 - 09:36 AM]
Mario Lopez to Host 2010 Miss America Pageant on Tlc
This marks his second consecutive year hosting the event, and his third time total for Miss America.

[11/04/09 - 09:35 AM]
Planet Green Offers Molecular Gastronomy 101 -- Willy Wonka Style - as Taught by Mad Scientists in New Series Future Food
The newcomer tracks Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche at their famous Moto restaurant in Chicago.

[11/04/09 - 09:34 AM]
Investigation Discovery to Unravel History's Greatest Mysteries with Parthenon Entertainment's Mystery Files
ID has acquired the U.S. rights for the first season of the series with the option to acquire future seasons.

[11/04/09 - 09:23 AM]
CBS Victorious on Tuesday
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 3.

[11/04/09 - 08:41 AM]
ABC's "V" Opens Big - #1 New TV Show of the Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 3.

[11/04/09 - 07:53 AM]
CMT Gets Adventurous with Two New Series "Danger Coast" and "Gator 911"
Scheduled to premiere in second quarter 2010, these originals mark CMT's first official entry into the adventure genre.

[11/04/09 - 07:35 AM]
Food Network's Iron Chef America Goes to the White House
"Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event" airs Sunday, January 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/04/09 - 07:03 AM]
The Dexter Juggernaut Continues as Ratings Grow Through Episode 6
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 1.

[11/04/09 - 12:01 AM]
Gordon Ramsay to Star in Blockbuster Culinary Competition "Masterchef" (Working Title) on Fox
The series will take wannabe chefs with no experience and attempt to turn one of them into a "MasterChef."

[11/03/09 - 10:16 PM]
Bianca Revels and Phillip Attmore Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[11/03/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 3
Updates include: Tom Papa to host NBC's "Marriage Ref"; David Tennant to star in "Rex" for NBC; and Mark Mylod to helm Showtime's "Shameless" import.

[11/03/09 - 04:19 PM]
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Host Oscar Show, Sunday, March 7, 2010 on Abc
"I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy, Alec Baldwin," said Martin.

[11/03/09 - 03:41 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cop House" (FOX)

[11/03/09 - 03:10 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football Wins the Night in Key Male Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 2.

[11/03/09 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Is Monday's No. 1 Non-Sports Network
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 2.

[11/03/09 - 01:40 PM]
USA Is "White" Hot!
USA spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/03/09 - 01:00 PM]
We TV Original Series' Lead Network to Record-Breaking Performance on Sunday Night, November 1
WE tv spins the numbers for Sunday, November 1.

[11/03/09 - 12:58 PM]
How the Earth Was Made - Season 2 Launches Tuesday, November 24 at 9pm on History(Tm)
The Grand Canyon, Mt. Vesuvius, The Sahara Desert and Yosemite Valley are among this season's featured subjects.

[11/03/09 - 12:57 PM]
History(Tm) Presents the True Story of How the West Was Won - Cowboys and Outlaws
The new six-hour series premieres Sunday, November 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/03/09 - 12:52 PM]
CBS Orders More Episodes of Freshman Comedy "Accidentally on Purpose"
The Eye has ordered an additional five episodes, bringing its season order to 18.

[11/03/09 - 12:45 PM]
Jane Lynch and Kristen Bell Ready to 'Party Down'
Also set to appear in season two: J.K. Simmons, Joey Lauren Adams, Steve Guttenberg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Thomas Lennon and Jimmi Simpson.

[11/03/09 - 12:44 PM]
Food Network Greenlights a New Season of What Would Brian Boitano Make?
Slated to premiere in early March 2010, the series will shoot 10 new episodes throughout the winter.

[11/03/09 - 12:22 PM]
MTV Sends "Gone Too Far" to Thursdays at 11
The network still has five episodes yet to air of the series, which is hosted by the late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein.

[11/03/09 - 10:51 AM]
Launch IT. Fling IT. Hurl IT. Chunk IT. Science Channel's Punkin Chunkin Returns for More High-Flying Action on Thanksgiving Day
Zach Selwyn and Mike Senese host the event, now in its 24th year.

[11/03/09 - 10:46 AM]
FOX Scores the Largest Fall Broadcast Season Lead in Six Years!
FOX spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/03/09 - 10:45 AM]
Hillary Duff, Matt Dallas, Michael Mcmillian and Chris Carmack Cast in the ABC Family Original Movie, "The Business of Falling in Love," to Premiere in Spring 2010
The two-hour original movie will begin principal photography this month in New Orleans, Louisiana.

[11/03/09 - 10:42 AM]
A Rebroadcast of "Ncis" Is the Week's Top Scripted Program
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/03/09 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween 2009" Scares Up Event-Best Deliveries in Total Viewers and Across All Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the weeks of October 19-31.

[11/03/09 - 10:27 AM]
Five CW Shows Score Season Highs This Week
The CW spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/03/09 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Posts Its Best Viewer and Young Adult Numbers in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/03/09 - 10:11 AM]
How I Met Your Mother Delivers Largest Audience Since Its Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, November 2.

[11/03/09 - 10:06 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of OcT. 26-NoV. 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/03/09 - 09:32 AM]
Paced by Ghost Hunters Halloween Live Countdown, Syfy's Annual 31 Days of Halloween Bewitches Record Number of Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Syfy spins the numbers for the month of October.

[11/03/09 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" Star Tabatha Coffey







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.