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[11/23/09 - 11:48 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Suburban Shootout" (HBO)

[11/23/09 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 23
Updates include: two ABC series halt production; USA renews "Psych"; and Oprah Winfrey lands another drama at HBO.

[11/23/09 - 03:20 PM]
Sunday Night Football Powers NBC to Another Sunday Night Victory
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/23/09 - 12:43 PM]
Love in a Time of Hiv to Premiere on Showtime(R) Tuesday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT
The one-hour documentary tracks four of the millions of people around the world living and loving with HIV.

[11/23/09 - 12:41 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century FOX Television Award Development Deal to Winner of Fox-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge
Jay Malone, creator of the animated short "Santa Intervention," will receive cash prizes totaling $15,000 and a development deal.

[11/23/09 - 12:09 PM]
Producers Guild of America to Honor Joss Whedon with 2010 Vanguard Award
"This is an honor I didn't expect and probably don't deserve," said Whedon. "The truth is, I've never actually guarded a van. But I am a super-total visionary, so that fits."

[11/23/09 - 12:06 PM]
Series Finale of BBC America's Robin Hood - December 5
The cable channel has moved up the show's final two installments to November 28 and December 5.

[11/23/09 - 12:01 PM]
Kimbo Slice's First Official Fight in the Ufc to Take Place on Spike TV December 5
Slice will appear in a bout on "The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights" finale fight card.

[11/23/09 - 12:00 PM]
Lifetime's 'The Pregnancy Pact,' Starring Thora Birch, Nancy Travis and Camryn Manheim, to Premiere January 23
The film explores "the costs of teen pregnancy set against the backdrop of the infamous alleged 2008 'pregnancy pact' in Gloucester, Massachusetts."

[11/23/09 - 11:07 AM]
ABC Series Remain the Most Popular Through Dvr Playback
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of November 2-8.

[11/23/09 - 10:21 AM]
Oxygen Media Goes Live for Premiere of "Bad Girls Club" on December 1st
Viewers will be able to participate in a live chat hosted by Oxygen editors along with special guests from www.evilbeetgossip.com.

[11/23/09 - 10:04 AM]
Centric Presents: 2009 Soul Train Awards Show Brings Viewers Soul-Stirring Tributes and Star-Studded Performances on Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 PM*
Keri Hilson, Robin Thicke, Erykah Badu, Ryan Leslie, Raheem DeVaughn featuring Ludacris, Fantasia, Mario featuring Sean Garrett and Chrisette Michele are among the featured performers.

[11/23/09 - 10:03 AM]
'Tis the Season!!! "Oxygen's 25iest: Hollywood's Most Outrageous Holiday Gifts" Premieres Friday, December 18 at 11pm ET/PT
The one-hour special will "feature the top celebrity holiday gifts from the most romantic gestures to some absolutely shocking exchanges."

[11/23/09 - 09:49 AM]
Live Music Lives on VH1 on Fridays with New 'Friday Night Alright' Series of Concerts from the World's Leading Rock and Pop Music Artists Including U2, Madonna, Green Day and Black Eyed Peas
The series will run Fridays at 11:00/10:00c from January 1 through April 9.

[11/23/09 - 09:31 AM]
TruTV Orders More Episodes of All Worked Up, Hit Original Series About Jobs Involving Extreme Conflict
The network has ordered 13 new episodes, slated to begin airing in spring 2010.

[11/23/09 - 09:30 AM]
TLC Orders New Series 'Craving Comfort'
Art Smith hosts the series, which "explores the obsessions, triumphs, and secrets behind some of America's favorite comfort foods."

[11/23/09 - 09:26 AM]
Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Christmas' Puts Other Networks Down for the Count!
Programming includes four new original movies: "The National Tree," "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle," "Christmas in Canaan" and "The Three Gifts."

[11/23/09 - 08:43 AM]
ABC's Amas Draw Biggest Audience Since 2002
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/23/09 - 08:00 AM]
Interview: "Castle" Writer Elizabeth Davis

[11/23/09 - 07:37 AM]
Nick Lachey to Host NBC's a Cappella Singing Competition 'The Sing-Off' Premiering Monday, December 14
Plus: Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) are tapped as judges.

[11/21/09 - 09:21 AM]
ABC Attracts Its Biggest Friday Audience in 9 Months and Its Top Adult 18-49 Number in Nearly 8 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, November 20.

[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.







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[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
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[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
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[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
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[01/14/17 - 05:04 PM]
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[01/14/17 - 04:57 PM]
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