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    [thursday, november 19, 2009]    
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[11/19/09 - 09:24 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Limelight" (ABC)

[11/19/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 19
Updates include: HBO gives "Bill Maher" new time slot; FOX's "Jack & Dan" fills out roles; and NBC gives "Trauma" a second chance.

[11/19/09 - 03:04 PM]
'Chuck' Returns to NBC on Sunday, January 10 with All-New Missions and Action-Packed Back-To-Back Premiere Episodes Before Moving to Regular Day and Time (Mondays, 8-9 P.M. Et) Beginning January 11
Plus: a special two-hour "Heroes" will be broadcast on Monday, January 4 (8-10 p.m. ET) before moving to its new time slot of Mondays (9-10 p.m. ET) on January 11.

[11/19/09 - 01:38 PM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of the Sixth and Final Season of "Lost," with a Special All-Night Event on Tuesday, February 2
A recap special will kick off the night from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET, followed by the much anticipated two-hour premiere from 9:00-11:00 p.m.

[11/19/09 - 12:29 PM]
Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with Tlc
All-new holiday specials include: CHRISTMAS OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, INVASION OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and CHAINSAW ICE SCULPTORS.

[11/19/09 - 12:29 PM]
Bono, the Edge and Springsteen Among Guests in Season 2 of Sundance Channel's "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With..."
Also on tap this season: Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Neko Case and Richard Thompson.

[11/19/09 - 12:28 PM]
G4 Introduces New Reality Series "Campus Pd" Offering a Raw Look at College Life and Campus Law Enforcement in Action
The 10-episode series premieres Wednesday, December 9 at 11:00/10:00c.

[11/19/09 - 12:27 PM]
Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band Come Together for "CMT Crossroads" Premiering March 2010 on Cmt
CMT CROSSROADS: JIMMY BUFFETT AND ZAC BROWN BAND will tape before an invitation only audience next month in Nashville.

[11/19/09 - 11:38 AM]
NBC Announces New Competition Series 'United Plates of America' Serving Up a Chance for Contestants to Claim the Biggest Prize in Reality Show History -- Opening a Restaurant Chain in Four Cities Across America
The contestants' fate will be decided by a panel of real investors who fund the chain of restaurants with their own money.

[11/19/09 - 10:48 AM]
ABC.com to Premiere "Seattle Grace: On Call", a New Original Webisode Series Featuring Characters from "Grey's Anatomy"
The first webisode will be available online tonight, November 19, following the broadcast airing of the latest episode of "Grey's Anatomy."

[11/19/09 - 10:26 AM]
CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Key Demos; Comedies Hit Season Highs
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 18.

[11/19/09 - 10:22 AM]
The CW's "America's Next Top Model" Caps Off Cycle 13 with Season Highs in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 18.

[11/19/09 - 10:12 AM]
Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" Returns for a Third Season on Tuesday, January 19. and This Year, Patti's Got a Wedding to Plan
Chelsea Autumn, Destin Pfaff and Pfaff's fiancée, Rachel, are also back for the new season.

[11/19/09 - 09:49 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches In-Depth Documentary Strand, Id Investigates, the Week of the First Anniversary of Bernard Madoff's Financial Scam Being Exposed
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/19/09 - 09:41 AM]
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, a Four-Hour Event Featuring Music's Biggest Stars, Debuts NoV. 29, Exclusively on Hbo
Jeff Beck Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aretha Franklin, Metallica, Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2 and Stevie Wonder are among the featured performers.

[11/19/09 - 08:52 AM]
ABC's Comedies Grow/Spotlight Pops at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 18.

[11/19/09 - 07:39 AM]
We TV's Little Miss Perfect Returns to the Stage, Exploring More of the On-And-Offstage Lives of Junior Beauty Queens Beginning Wednesday, January 13 at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode season showcases 24 girls, each from very different backgrounds, but all with their eye on the same coveted prize.

[11/19/09 - 07:09 AM]
The Holidays Are Merry and Bright This November and December on Fox
FOX details its holiday-themed programming for the rest of 2009.

[11/19/09 - 06:28 AM]
Look Out, Springfield! Ricardo Bomba Is Coming to Town on the Simpsons
Peggy Black of Orange, CT has been selected by the show's producers as the winner of "The Simpsons Character Contest."

[11/19/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 and Lionsgate(R) Announce the Return of Horror-Themed Reality Competition Series 'Scream Queens'
The second season will take a new cadre of 10 aspiring actresses and give them the chance to win a breakthrough role in "Saw 3D."

[11/18/09 - 09:15 PM]
Channing Cooke and Kevin Hunte Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[11/18/09 - 06:36 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Waiting to Die" (CBS)

[11/18/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 18
Updates include: Gretchen Mol to recur on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"; "The Listener" to continue in Canada; and Amaury Nolasco joins A&E's "Quickening."

[11/18/09 - 01:39 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of NoV. 9-15
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 9-15.

[11/18/09 - 12:43 PM]
The CW Delivers Growth for the Week, the Sweep and the Season
The CW spins the numbers for the week of November 9-15.

[11/18/09 - 12:23 PM]
TLC to Premiere New Series 'Bbq Pitmasters' on December 3
The eight-part series "takes viewers into the high-stakes world of competitive barbecue."

[11/18/09 - 12:22 PM]
Spike TV's "Video Game Awards 2009" Plans Global Domination
The two-hour event will air Saturday, December 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/18/09 - 12:17 PM]
G4 Goes Down Under at Australia's "Sexpo Australia" for New Special Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The special is hosted by Sasha Grey, star of the Steven Soderbergh drama "Girlfriend Experience."

[11/18/09 - 12:16 PM]
Television's Most Watched Video Game Series Delivers a Sleigh-Full of Treats in New One-Hour Special "2009 X-Play Holiday Buyer's Guide" Premiering November 24 on G4
The one-hour special premieres at a special time on Tuesday, November 24 at 6:00/5:00c.

[11/18/09 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 1 on the Night in Viewers for the 5th Time in 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 16.

[11/18/09 - 11:48 AM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 9-15.

[11/18/09 - 11:08 AM]
NBC Announces Broadcast of '62nd Primetime Emmy(R) Awards' on Sunday, August 29
The early date is due to the network's NFL coverage.

[11/18/09 - 10:28 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 on Tuesday in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 17.

[11/18/09 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Family Hit Series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Make It Or Break It" to Return on Monday, January 4
Both series had originally been set to return on January 11.

[11/18/09 - 09:56 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 17.

[11/18/09 - 09:55 AM]
CBS Places First on Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, November 16.

[11/18/09 - 09:50 AM]
Melrose Place Climbs to Best Women Demos in 6 Weeks
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 17.

[11/18/09 - 09:44 AM]
FOX Regular Programming Keeps Season Lead at an All-Time High
FOX spins the numbers for the week of November 9-15.

[11/18/09 - 09:40 AM]
ABC Wins the Week in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and All Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 9-15.

[11/18/09 - 09:25 AM]
World Premiere Performance of Nick Jonas & the Administration Added to the Lineup for "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
The one-hour special, hosted by LL Cool J, airs Wednesday, December 2 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[11/18/09 - 09:09 AM]
Jason Lee Takes Starring Role in TNT Pilot Delta Blues
He'll play Dwight Hendricks, "a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother and moonlights as an Elvis impersonator."

[11/18/09 - 08:26 AM]
Fan Favorite Ted Raimi Returns to "Legend of the Seeker"
Raimi, who begins filming in New Zealand this week, will reprise his role as Sebastian.

[11/18/09 - 08:05 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Orders "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" from Avalon Television
The six-week series will launch Friday, January 8 at 11:00/10:00c.

[11/18/09 - 06:45 AM]
Season Four of Bio's Hit Original Series "I SurviveD..." Premieres Sunday, December 6 at 9 PM Et/8 PM Ct/10 PM Pt
11 new one-hour episodes will begin rolling out on said date.

[11/18/09 - 12:01 AM]
Grab Your Shopping List and Get Ready for "Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live"
FOX details the evening's menu and a shopping list for those wishing to participate.

[11/17/09 - 08:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Boldly Going Nowhere" (FOX)

[11/17/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 17
Updates include: Lorraine Bracco joins TNT's "Rizzoli"; Debmar-Mercury clears "Wendy Williams" through 2012; and Abigail Spencer joins NBC's "Rex" pilot.

[11/17/09 - 03:02 PM]
Revered Elephant Matriarch Saves Her Family from Drought and Famine in New Documentary Echo: Queen of the Elephants
The two-hour special premieres Thursday, December 3 at 8:00/7:00c on Animal Planet.

[11/17/09 - 02:38 PM]
TBS Prepares to Count Down the Year's Funniest Advertising in Sixth-Annual Funniest Commercials of the Year Special
Kevin Nealon once again hosts the annual special, airing Tuesday, December 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/17/09 - 02:36 PM]
Cartoon Network and Kids Foot Locker Reward Shoppers This Holiday Season with Ben 10: Alien Swarm Crossover Promotion
The gift-with-purchase promotion is featured in-store and at kidsfootlocker.com starting November 18.







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[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
"House of Lies" Renewed for a Fifth Season On Showtime(R)
"When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and "House of Lies" delivers for us each season," said Gary Levine.

[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
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[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
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[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
TLC Fills Out 2015-2016 Slate Of Programming with Style, Unique Families, And Life's Most Important Moments
This mix of authentic real people, compelling transformation, and larger-than-life stories will drive the network forward in the coming year.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Science Channel's 2015-2016 Upfront Programming Slate Breaks Boundaries
The passion, curiosity and bold questions that define the brand are all featured in Science Channel's provocative lineup of exciting shows.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
Velocity Adds Horse Power to Record Ratings Growth with 2015-16 Upfront Slate
Velocity's 2015-16 programming slate of 12 top returning franchises and several new series look to strengthen ratings with more than 220 premiere hours.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
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In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
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With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
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Discovery Life Channel delivers the heart-wrenching drama of those overcoming extreme adversity in an immersive storytelling style that captures the very best of nonfiction television.

[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Leaps Into 2015-16 Upfront Season
Discovery Family Channel features a clever mix of entertaining, high-quality real-world content that appeals to the entire family.