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[11/16/09 - 07:32 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Off Duty" (NBC)

[11/16/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 16
Updates include: Justin Theroux to visit NBC's "Parks & Recreation"; ABC cuts "Romantically Challenged" to seven episodes; and Larry Charles books a new comedy at NBC.

[11/16/09 - 04:09 PM]
Video: Fringe "August" (1st 2 Minutes)
Watch the opening minutes to this week's episode.

[11/16/09 - 04:01 PM]
Cold Case, "Three Rivers" to Swap on November 22
The one-time-only stunt is designed to see how "Rivers" fares in the 10:00/9:00c hour versus its current 9:00/8:00c home.

[11/16/09 - 03:29 PM]
Jordan Ladd and Jason London Star Alongside Ernest Borgnine and Sally Kellerman in 'The Wishing Well,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering January 9
Tempestt Bledsoe, Yeardley Smith, Charles Shaughnessy and Jadin Gould also star in the project.

[11/16/09 - 02:20 PM]
Smallville Scores Largest Audience of the Season
The CW spins the numbers for Friday, November 13.

[11/16/09 - 12:30 PM]
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the CW and "The Vampire Diaries" Week-Long Marathon, Beginning Monday, DeC. 14
All 10 episodes from this year will be rebroadcast the week of December 14-18.

[11/16/09 - 12:12 PM]
Virginia Is for Fighters - First Ufc Event in Virginia Features Top Lightweight Contenders
The "UFC Fight Night" will take place Monday, January 11 at 9:00/8:00c on Spike TV.

[11/16/09 - 10:50 AM]
Wwe(R) and USA Network Announce Long Term Deal
The four-year agreement will keep the series on the network through fall 2014.

[11/16/09 - 10:16 AM]
Lopez Tonight Scores Big First Week, Beating the Competition Among Young-Adult Viewers
TBS spins the numbers for the week of November 9-13.

[11/16/09 - 10:00 AM]
NBC.com Launches All-New Entertainment, Social Media and Computer-To-Computer Voice Calling Application for the Desktop
Featuring unlimited computer-to-computer voice calling and text services, the conversation "is easy to join, anytime, anywhere across the USA."

[11/16/09 - 09:59 AM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Dance Your Ass Off" Kicks Off Nationwide Auditions in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 21
The November 21 audition marks the first of several open calls in cities across the country including Dallas, Chicago and New York.

[11/16/09 - 09:38 AM]
U.S. Premiere of New Reality Format - Britain's Missing Top Model
The network's latest import premieres Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/16/09 - 09:15 AM]
ABC Hits Season Highs on Sunday Night
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 15.

[11/16/09 - 06:49 AM]
ESPN and Jon Gruden Reach Multi-Year Extension
In addition, Gruden will appear on ESPN's NFL Draft and Super Bowl week coverage.

[11/16/09 - 05:02 AM]
TV Land Inks Deal with Television, Stage and Film Star George Segal to Star in Sitcom Pilot "Retired at 35"
The sitcom, which was previously announced in October, is TV Land's first foray into scripted comedy series.

[11/13/09 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 13
Updates include: Josh Friedman to lead "Charlie's Angels" revival at ABC; Jeffrey Tambor joins NBC's "Rex"; and Hayden Panettiere to produce "HMS" at The CW.

[11/13/09 - 05:14 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "End of Steve, The" (Showtime)

[11/13/09 - 12:06 PM]
TLC to Move Cake Boss Premieres to Mondays at 9 Pm
The series will take over the slot on November 30.

[11/13/09 - 11:21 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Prisoner, The" (AMC)

[11/13/09 - 10:37 AM]
Another Strong Outing for CW's Vampire Diaries
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, November 12.

[11/13/09 - 10:37 AM]
Survivor: Samoa and "Csi" Deliver Largest Audiences of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 12.

[11/13/09 - 08:57 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday/Growing Week-To-Week and Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 12.

[11/12/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 12
Updates include: Syfy trims "Caprica"; Kari Lizer to stick with "Old Christine" at CBS; and Martha Plimpton, others join FOX's "Keep Hope Alive."

[11/12/09 - 06:10 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Let It Go" (ABC)

[11/12/09 - 04:29 PM]
TBS Unveils Comedian Lineup for New Late-Night Series the Very Funny Show, Hosted by Tim Meadows
The series is set to premiere with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, November 19 at 12 a.m. (ET/PT).

[11/12/09 - 03:41 PM]
Ghost Hunters Academy Becomes Syfy's Highest Rated Reality Series Premiere in Nearly Two Years
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 11.

[11/12/09 - 03:24 PM]
Wednesdays on Discovery Channel Remain Strong with Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 11.

[11/12/09 - 02:23 PM]
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story, a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation Starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper, Has Started Production in Toronto
The CBS original, based on the biography by William G. Borchert, is about the trials and ultimate triumph of the co-founder of Al-Anon.

[11/12/09 - 02:04 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of NoV. 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 2-6.

[11/12/09 - 02:03 PM]
'Saturday Night Live' Matches Its Top Rating This Season in 18-49 and Hits a New Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, November 7.

[11/12/09 - 12:07 PM]
Sundance Channel Breaks the Ice with New Original Series "Be Good Johnny Weir" Premiering January 18th
The series explores the life of three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and World Medalist Johnny Weir.

[11/12/09 - 11:59 AM]
Janet Jackson to Kick Off the 37th Annual "American Music Awards" with Special Opening Performance November 22 on Abc
"She is an incredibly dynamic performer and I think the audience will be excited to see what she has in store," said producer Larry Klein.

[11/12/09 - 11:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws Is Largest Young Adult Audience Since Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 2-6.

[11/12/09 - 10:48 AM]
CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 2-6.

[11/12/09 - 10:09 AM]
46 Years to the Day Kennedy Was Assassinated the Questions Persist and Discovery Channel Is on the Case
Two new specials, DID THE MOB KILL JFK? and JFK: THE RUBY CONNECTION, will premiere Sunday, November 22.

[11/12/09 - 10:03 AM]
Csi: Ny, Part Two of "Csi" Trilogy, Delivers Largest Audience and Highest Adult 18-49 and Adult 25-54 Ratings Since Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 11.

[11/12/09 - 09:52 AM]
Martin Scorsese Will Receive Hfpa's Cecil B. Demille Award at "67th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to Be Telecast Live on NBC JaN. 17
Recent winners include Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005) and Michael Douglas (2004).

[11/12/09 - 08:52 AM]
ABC Overshadows Wednesday with Most-Watched Cmas in 4 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 11.

[11/12/09 - 07:21 AM]
Syfy Test-Drives a New Approach to Animation with Outer Space Astronauts
The network originally commissioned the series back in July of 2008.

[11/12/09 - 06:48 AM]
Star-Studded Car Customization Series, 'Unique Autosports: Miami,' Premieres on Spike TV February 28
Celebrities included in the new season are CC Sabathia, LeBron James, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Tony Stewart and Maurice Jones-Drew.

[11/11/09 - 09:28 PM]
Pauline Mata and Peter Sabasino Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[11/11/09 - 06:00 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 11
Updates include: Australian actor Mitch Ryan to recur on The CW's "One Tree Hill."

[11/11/09 - 05:57 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Happiness Isn't Everything" (CBS)

[11/11/09 - 03:33 PM]
Dirty Jobs and Ghost Lab Add Up to Big Tuesday Numbers for Discovery
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 10.

[11/11/09 - 02:08 PM]
FOX Puts Child Prodigies to the Test with "Our Little Genius"
Mark Burnett is behind the project, which "gives real child geniuses a chance to put their incredible knowledge to the test and win life-changing money for their families."

[11/11/09 - 01:32 PM]
Find My Family, a Heartwarming New Series That Brings Families Together, Premieres Monday, NoV. 23, Following "Dancing with the Stars"
Full-hour editions of the show will air Mondays from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET beginning Monday, November 30.

[11/11/09 - 01:31 PM]
Whitney Houston to Perform Live at the 37th Annual "American Music Awards" November 22 on Abc
She will perform her powerhouse ballad "I Didn't Know My Own Strength," written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster.

[11/11/09 - 12:48 PM]
FOX to Cap "Dollhouse" Season at 13 Episodes
The series will wrap its run in January.

[11/11/09 - 12:44 PM]
Spike TV Unveils 'Thad Castle for College Player of the Year' Campaign to Promote New Comedy Series
The newcomer premieres Tuesday, January 12 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[10/16/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "The Final Table" - A Global Cooking Competition
The Netflix series features 12 teams of two chefs from around the world cooking the national dishes of Mexico, Spain, England, Brazil, France, Japan, the U.S., India and Italy.

[10/16/18 - 11:31 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz Join New Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Black Monday"
Julie Hagerty and Vanessa Bell Calloway are also on tap for the newcomer, premiering in January.

[10/16/18 - 11:11 AM]
Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Nominees Christina Ricci and Judith Light Star in "Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story" Premiering January 19
Ricci plays 19th century pioneering journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman who published under the name of Nellie Bly.

[10/16/18 - 10:35 AM]
Country Music Icon Martina McBride Entertains from the Kitchen on New Food Network Series "Martina's Table"
McBride is giving Food Network viewers a glimpse of how she entertains at home, sharing her recipes and cooking tips that make her the queen of the kitchen.

[10/16/18 - 10:24 AM]
Pierce Brosnan to Host 7th Annual "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony on Sunday, November 4 Live on National Geographic
Hosted by Brosnan, the program will include a tribute to the late, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March 2018.

[10/16/18 - 10:05 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Rights to "Travel Man" from All3Media International for Ovation TV, Ovation NOW, and Travel-Focused AVOD Service, JOURNY
Other titles for Ovation TV and Ovation NOW include "Stealing Van Gogh," "The KAWS Effect," and the arts-themed reality series "Fake or Fortune," "Antiques to the Rescue."

[10/16/18 - 09:18 AM]
Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Set as Series Regulars in "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
Fletcher and Bennett will portray "Dave Boy" and "Bazza," respectively; both are lifelong friends of Alfred's from their army days serving in the same corps.

[10/16/18 - 09:09 AM]
Ovation Locks in U.S. Broadcast and Digital Rights to Seven Arts & Culture Titles from Sky Vision
The series will air on Ovation's linear arts network Ovation TV, its digital platform Ovation NOW, and/or on the company's cultural-travel streaming service JOURNY.

[10/16/18 - 09:03 AM]
Netflix Original Series "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" Adds to the Vibrant and Diverse World of Modern-Day Barbary Lane
Paul Gross returns to reprise his role with additional series regulars Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia and May Hong.

[10/16/18 - 08:41 AM]
Animal Planet Launches New Global Brand Identity with Global Series Premiere of "Crikey! It's The Irwins" on October 28
The Animal Planet global brand identity will provide a multi-platform experience for every member of the family and begins as a phased rollout on October 28 in the U.S.

[10/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Once Again Tops Charts for NBC
The Peacock leads the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/16/18 - 08:03 AM]
Video: Featurette Debut - Inside the Bewitching World of Sabrina Spellman
The 10-episode Netflix original series premieres October 26.

[10/16/18 - 07:17 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football": 49ers-Packers Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 15.

[10/16/18 - 06:30 AM]
E! News Gets Candid and Unfiltered with All-New Topical Series "Nightly Pop" Premiering Every Monday Beginning October 29th at 10:30PM ET/PT, Immediately Following "Busy Tonight"
The half hour-long weekly series is hosted by E! personalities Morgan Stewart and Nina Parker, along with social influencer Hunter March.

[10/15/18 - 04:04 PM]
Netflix Orders New Series "Trinkets" Based on Young Adult Novel by Kirsten Smith
When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter's Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms.