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[11/20/09 - 07:06 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Possible Side Effects" (Showtime)

[11/20/09 - 06:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 20
Updates include: Alicia Witt to have a "Backyard Wedding" at Hallmark; and a trio joins Jason Lee on TNT's "Delta Blues."

[11/20/09 - 01:44 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of NoV. 9-13
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 9-13.

[11/20/09 - 12:42 PM]
Lifetime and the Weinstein Company's Hit Series Returns to the Bright Lights of New York for Season Seven on Thursday, January 14
Plus: "Models of the Runway" will once again follow at 11:00/10:00c.

[11/20/09 - 12:41 PM]
Season Six Finale of Lifetime Television's Project Runway Is Series' Highest Rated Episode of Season
Lifetime spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/20/09 - 12:21 PM]
Doctor Who Final Two Specials Begin December 26 on BBC America
"The End of Time, Part One" will premiere Saturday, December 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/20/09 - 10:26 AM]
TLC Taps Into the Afterlife with "Ghost Intervention"
The four-part series premieres Saturday, December 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/20/09 - 10:17 AM]
Late Show Tops "The Tonight Show" in Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Is Tied in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 9-13.

[11/20/09 - 10:16 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/20/09 - 09:38 AM]
ABC Finishes a Strong No. 2 in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/20/09 - 09:33 AM]
TLC Orders New Series 'Mall Cops: Mall of America'
12 half-hour episodes have been ordered based on the backdoor pilot special that aired earlier this year.

[11/20/09 - 09:18 AM]
We TV's Popular Series Platinum Weddings Returns with New Episodes Sunday, January 3rd at 9pm ET/PT
10 new half-hour episodes will roll out early next year.

[11/20/09 - 09:17 AM]
Discovery Communications' Statement Regarding Today's Announcement by Oprah Winfrey
"There is no bigger brand in media than Oprah Winfrey. She has changed the broadcast landscape and how people consume television," said Discovery's David Zaslav.

[11/20/09 - 08:04 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel" Marks Its Top Viewer and Adult 18-49 Results Since Season-Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 9-13.

[11/20/09 - 07:01 AM]
Sam Shepard to Star in Epix's First Original Drama Series Pilot Tough Trade Produced by Lionsgate
Plus: Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Rendition, Tsotsi) has been tapped to direct.

[11/20/09 - 06:01 AM]
Grammy(R) Award-Winning Band, Foo Fighters, Give an Electrifying Performance in New 'VH1 Storytellers' Special to Be Simulcast Around the World
"VH1 Storytellers: Foo Fighters" will premiere worldwide beginning Friday, November 27 at 11:00/10:00c.

[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.







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[02/19/20 - 12:01 PM]
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[02/19/20 - 11:31 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 11:00 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 10:02 AM]
Adam McKay Comedy "Don't Look Up", Starring Jennifer Lawrence Lands at Netflix
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[02/19/20 - 10:01 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 09:52 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 09:07 AM]
Laurence Fishburne to Host and Narrate New History Franchise "History's Greatest Mysteries" Launching Summer 2020
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[02/19/20 - 09:00 AM]
New HBO Series "We're Here" Debuts Thursday, April 23, Exclusively on HBO
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[02/19/20 - 08:10 AM]
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The Peacock holds off CBS among adults 18-49, however the Eye is the most-watched network by a wide margin.

[02/19/20 - 08:02 AM]
Food Truck Hopefuls Face Off in New Season of "The Great Food Truck Race: Gold Coast"
Tyler Florence hosts the latest installment, due on Thursday, March 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/19/20 - 08:01 AM]
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[02/19/20 - 08:00 AM]
"Ben 10 vs. The Universe" Blasts Off Globally This Fall on Cartoon Network
The movie is the first for the newest iteration of "Ben 10," which debuted around the world in 2016.

[02/19/20 - 06:22 AM]
Nickelodeon Renews Some of Its Biggest Franchises and Hit Series for the 2020-21 Season
"Are You Afraid of the Dark," "All That" and "Top Elf" are among the eight newly extended series.

[02/19/20 - 06:21 AM]
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