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[12/04/09 - 11:54 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Back" (CBS)

[12/04/09 - 06:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 4
Updates include: FOX to "Howl" with werewolf drama; and a quartet joins Epix's "Tough Trade."

[12/04/09 - 01:52 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of NoV. 23-27
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 23-27.

[12/04/09 - 10:18 AM]
Nightline Is #1 Among Adults 18-49 & Total Viewers
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the November sweeps period.

[12/04/09 - 10:17 AM]
Flashforward and "V" to Return with All-Original Episodes in March 2010
"FlashForward" is due back on March 4 while "V" will return March 30 after "Lost."

[12/04/09 - 10:09 AM]
CBS Late Night Sweeps November!
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the November sweeps period.

[12/04/09 - 09:42 AM]
Survivor + Rebroadcasts of Csi and the Mentalist = Thursday Night Victory Against First-Run Competiton
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 3.

[12/04/09 - 09:35 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Thursday in Adults 18-49 and Dominates in Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 3.

[12/04/09 - 12:01 AM]
R&b Legends Earth, Wind & Fire Team Up with Cleveland Brown of "The Cleveland Show" to Record and Release Original Holiday Song
"Get Your Hump On This Christmas" is currently available for purchase on iTunes and will be available as a free download exclusively on iTunes for one week beginning December 8.

[12/03/09 - 11:52 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eva Adams" (FOX)

[12/03/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 3
Updates include: MTV renews "The City," "The Hills"; Kevin Connolly to be "Honest" for FOX; and more roles filled on HBO's "True Blood."

[12/03/09 - 12:45 PM]
Animal Planet Adds "Maneaters," "Pit Boss"; TLC Orders "Imploders"
Animal Planet will offer up eight original series during the month of January.

[12/03/09 - 12:05 PM]
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura Delivers 1.6 Million Viewers, TruTV's Biggest Audience Ever for a New Series Launch
truTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 2.

[12/03/09 - 11:25 AM]
Mark Burnett Team to Produce Fifth Season of HGTV Design Star
"The Mark Burnett team is extremely creative and talented -- masters at crafting entertaining reality programming," said the network's Freddy James.

[12/03/09 - 11:15 AM]
A&E's 'Steven Seagal Lawman' Arrests Record Audiences
A&E spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 2.

[12/03/09 - 10:31 AM]
Investigation Discovery Explores a World Where Grief and Greed Collide in the Will: Family Secrets Revealed
The backdoor pilot special airs Thursday, December 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/03/09 - 10:22 AM]
TLC Makes Room for One Big Happy Family
The six-part series premieres Tuesday, December 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/03/09 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Freshman "The Middle" Outdraws FOX's Veteran "So You Think You Can Dance"
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 2.

[12/03/09 - 09:34 AM]
Rudolph Shines Brightest on Wednesday
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 2.

[12/03/09 - 07:43 AM]
Follow the White Rabbit to a Whole New Wonderland as Syfy Kicks Off Marketing Campaign Behind Four Hour Movie Event Alice
The two-night mini-series begins this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/03/09 - 07:14 AM]
David Tennant's Final Doctor Who Special - U.S. Premiere Only on BBC America
"The End of Time, Part Two" airs Saturday, January 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/03/09 - 05:31 AM]
Comcast and Ge to Create Leading Entertainment Company
The joint venture will put both company's broadcast and cable assets under one umbrella.

[12/03/09 - 12:01 AM]
Kevin Pollak Puts Mental Excellence to the Test as Host of FOX's "Our Little Genius"
As previously announced, "Genius" launches Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/02/09 - 11:46 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Inside the Box" (ABC)

[12/02/09 - 10:01 PM]
Beyonce Leads Grammy(R) Nominations with 10; Taylor Swift Earns Eight; the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West Each Garner Six; and David Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga Each Earn Five
CBS details the nominations for this year's awards, airing Sunday, January 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/09 - 09:08 PM]
So You Think You Can Dance Top 8 Finalists Revealed After Noelle Marsh and Nathan Trasoras Are Eliminated
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[12/02/09 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 2
Updates include: "Glee's" Brad Falchuk inks an overall deal with 20th; Barry Schindel books "Tommy Supreme" at NBC; and Azita Ghanizada joins Epix's "Tough Trade."

[12/02/09 - 04:50 PM]
Sons of Anarchy Reign - Network Orders 13-Episode Third Season Coming in September 2010
Plus: creator Kurt Sutter has reached a deal on a two-year extension to continue his services as showrunner.

[12/02/09 - 02:51 PM]
New Syndi Strip Swift Justice with Nancy Grace Sold in 80% of the Country
Sold as back-to-back half-hours, "Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" is targeted for a fall 2010 debut.

[12/02/09 - 02:51 PM]
The CW Continues to Score Big in Live+7
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of November 9-15.

[12/02/09 - 02:44 PM]
Bravo Earns Best November Ever in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/09 - 02:31 PM]
NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of NoV. 23-29
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 23-29.

[12/02/09 - 02:07 PM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" Season 4 Premiere Becomes Most Watched Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 1.

[12/02/09 - 02:04 PM]
HGTV Delivers Double Digit Ratings Increases in November
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/09 - 01:40 PM]
Ugly Betty Moves to Wednesday Nights Starting January 6, Capping Off ABC Comedy Wednesday
Plus: "Shark Tank" will assume "Betty's" vacant Friday, 9:00/8:00c slot on January 8.

[12/02/09 - 12:27 PM]
Ring in the New Year with a Stronger Sense of Style When the Hit Makeover Series "How Do I Look?" Returns with New Episodes and Dramatic Transformations Beginning January 2
The first of 10 new episodes will roll out on Saturday, January 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/09 - 12:06 PM]
Showtime Sports Launches Inside Nascar
The 38-episode series will launch Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c following the season finale of "Inside the NFL."

[12/02/09 - 11:47 AM]
Global Travel Serves as Inspiration for Drab Backyards in HGTV's 'The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie'
The newcomer launches Friday, January 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/02/09 - 11:44 AM]
ABC's "Scrubs" Opener Surges from Its Lead with Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 1.

[12/02/09 - 11:24 AM]
Syfy Breaks Viewership Records for Third Straight Ratings Period
Syfy spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/09 - 11:07 AM]
Nickelodeon Takes Basic Cable's Top Spot in November with Kids, Tweens and Total Viewers in Total Day
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/09 - 10:27 AM]
Quick Take for Monday, November 30, 2009
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 30.

[12/02/09 - 10:10 AM]
A&E Finishes Best November in Network History Posting Double-Digit Viewer Growth
A&E spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/09 - 10:10 AM]
World Television Debut of "The Dog Who Saved Christmas" Is the Season's No. 1 Cable Movie in Total Viewers
ABC Family spins the numbers for Sunday, November 29.

[12/02/09 - 10:09 AM]
Multi-Talented Singing Sensation Justin Bieber to Join Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher in TNT's Christmas in Washington
The annual special airs Sunday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/09 - 09:49 AM]
Oxygen Unveils Super-Sized "Snapped" Sundays
Themed marathons of the series are set for every Sunday in December.

[12/02/09 - 09:18 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Thanksgiving Holiday Programming Slate Drives Network to Record Ratings
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 23-29.

[12/02/09 - 08:52 AM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football: 21.4 Million Viewers for Patriots-Saints Game
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 30.

[12/02/09 - 08:49 AM]
Nicole Scherzinger Rounds Out the Panel of Judges on NBC's a Cappella Singing Competition 'The Sing-Off' Premiering Monday, December 14
Scherzinger joins previously announced judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men).

[12/02/09 - 07:33 AM]
The Inbetweeners on BBC America in January - a Comedy for the Facebook Generation
The UK import premieres with back-to-back episodes on Monday, January 25 starting at 9:00/8:00c.







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[01/18/20 - 06:17 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 06:16 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 03:04 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 02:08 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
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The project is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Rings in the New Decade and Its 10th Anniversary by Announcing Robust Slate of New Series and Specials
Celebrating its 10th year on the air, the fastest-growing network for animal lovers of all ages celebrates its wild achievements throughout the past decade by announcing its robust 2020 programming slate.

[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
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