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[12/11/09 - 11:51 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "House Rules" (CBS)

[12/11/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 11
Updates include: Jason Smilovic has "Murmurs" at CBS; trio set for "Retired at 35" at TV Land; and Scott Paterson to visit The CW's "90210."

[12/11/09 - 04:12 PM]
It's Always Sunny in Phiadelphia and the League Finish Strong
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, December 10.

[12/11/09 - 03:12 PM]
NBC Universal Renews Development Deal with Bermanbraun for Three More Years
Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are behind the network's "Mercy" as well as the pilots "Alphas" at Syfy and "Rex Is not Your Lawyer" at NBC.

[12/11/09 - 12:03 PM]
TLC Is Sweet on Two New Specials
LITTLE CHOCOLATIERS and WORLD CHOCOLATE CHAMPIONSHIP are both set for Monday, December 21.

[12/11/09 - 09:36 AM]
Survivor: Samoa Posts Season-High Deliveries
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 10.

[12/11/09 - 09:30 AM]
NBC Rolls Out 'Mission: Chuck Me Out,' New Social Media Game Designed to Reward Fans by Using Popular Social Networking Sites
The grand-prize winner will have a photo of themselves featured in an upcoming episode as part of a Chuck "flash."

[12/11/09 - 06:29 AM]
Glee's Music Continues to Top Charts
"Glee, The Music: Volume 2" sits high atop the iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble digital charts this week.

[12/11/09 - 12:44 AM]
Interview: "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Executive Producer Jeff Jenkins

[12/10/09 - 11:53 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" (ABC)

[12/10/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 10
Updates include: Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement nix season three of HBO's "Conchords"; ABC imports "The Six"; and Alfre Woodard joins TNT's "Delta Blues."

[12/10/09 - 01:19 PM]
GSN Announces Premiere of 'Hidden Agenda,' New Domestic Hidden-Camera Game Show in Which Couples Secretly Get Each Other to Do Their Bidding - for Prizes
Debi Gutierrez hosts the series, which launches Thursday, January 14 at 8:30/7:30c.

[12/10/09 - 12:29 PM]
USA Delivers Best Year in Cable Ever - Again
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/10/09 - 12:25 PM]
Tnt, TBS and TruTV Achieve Major Milestones in 2009
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/10/09 - 12:24 PM]
Holiday Tradition Continues as TBS Presents 13th Annual 24 Hours of a Christmas Story, Beginning Christmas Eve at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
TBS and sister networks TNT and TCM have shown the movie more than 250 times since 1992.

[12/10/09 - 11:49 AM]
For the First Time in 9 Months, ABC's "Kimmel" Outdraws CBS' "Ferguson"
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 30-December 4.

[12/10/09 - 10:44 AM]
Jumping Year to Year, ABC Marks One of Its Strongest Wednesdays of the Season
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 9.

[12/10/09 - 10:43 AM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of "The Deep End," Thursday, January 21 at 8:00 P.M., Et
The legal drama will fill said hour while "FlashForward" is on hiatus.

[12/10/09 - 10:13 AM]
An All-New Season of "High School Reunion" Premieres on TV Land with a New Class, New Drama, Three Marriage Proposals and a Wedding
The network details the 16 participants of the new season, premiering Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/10/09 - 09:56 AM]
Discovery Channel Reveals the Grueling Green Beret Special Forces Selection Process in Two Weeks in Hell
The two-hour special premieres Sunday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/10/09 - 09:43 AM]
Criminal Minds Delivers Largest Audience Since Its Season Premiere and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since October
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 9.

[12/10/09 - 08:07 AM]
Discovery Studios Names Emmy Winner Beth Hoppe Executive Producer for Curiosity: The Questions of Life
The epic five-year, 60-episode event premieres in February 2011.

[12/10/09 - 07:34 AM]
Science Channel Celebrates the Holidays and the New Year with Marathons of Viewers' Favorite Programming
The marathons are set for December 24 (CREATURES), December 25 (HOW IT'S MADE), December 31 (HOW DO THEY DO IT?) and January 1 (HOW IT'S MADE).

[12/10/09 - 07:01 AM]
Discovery Health's New Year, New You Week Brings Transformation and Inspiration to the Resolution Season
Said stunt includes the specials CONFESSIONS OF A REALITY SHOW LOSER, I WAS DEAD and DR. OZ'S ULTIMATE TOP 20.

[12/10/09 - 06:24 AM]
Hugh Laurie to Direct Episode of "House"
"I am thrilled, daunted and honoured - with a 'u' - by this new responsibility," said Laurie.

[12/10/09 - 03:01 AM]
VH1 Spills the 'Secrets of Aspen' in New Series
The half-hour docusoap premieres Sunday, January 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/09/09 - 11:54 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "U.S. Attorney" (CBS)

[12/09/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 9
Updates include: Alan Yang, Matt Goldman each land projects at FOX; and Rob Lee inks a first-look deal with FremantleMedia.

[12/09/09 - 03:42 PM]
MTV's Premiere of "Teen Mom" Marks the Highest Rated New Series Launch in Over a Year
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 03:22 PM]
Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs Tops Tuesday Night as #1 Cable Telecast in Primetime Among Key Demos
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 02:38 PM]
FX Comedy the League Goes Through Expansion
The new season will feature an expanded 13-episode order.

[12/09/09 - 01:32 PM]
Two World Class Adventurers Take on Wednesdays Nights
Newcomer SOLVING HISTORY WITH OLLY STEEDS will join returning vet MAN VS. WILD beginning in January.

[12/09/09 - 01:29 PM]
Conveyor Belt of Love Airs Monday, January 4 on Abc
The one-hour special features five women as they "take a shot at finding love when 30 men are given the chance to impress them as they pass by on a moving conveyor belt."

[12/09/09 - 11:51 AM]
Enchanting Contemporary New Mexican Home Awaits Winner of HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2010
The home is part of a $2 million grand-prize package that includes a 2010 GMC Terrain and $500,000 that will be awarded to one lucky viewer in March.

[12/09/09 - 11:14 AM]
Spike TV Takes to the Field with New Original Scripted Comedy Series 'Blue Mountain State'
The series will now kick off with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, January 12 starting at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/09/09 - 10:58 AM]
TNT to Say Goodbye to "Bar" on December 24
The show's final three installments will air on said night beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/09/09 - 10:17 AM]
The Finale of 'The Biggest Loser' Weighs in with the Show's Highest 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results in Four Years
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 09:25 AM]
Debut of Disney Holiday Special "Prep & Landing" Scores Big for Abc
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 8.

[12/09/09 - 08:56 AM]
TLC Tells Story of "Hero of the Hudson" in Brace for Impact
The one-hour special, narrated by Harrison Ford, premieres Sunday, January 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/09/09 - 08:15 AM]
Food Network Kicks Off 2010 with a Huge Night of Culinary Competition!
"Super Chef Battle" and "Worst Cooks in America" will both launch Sunday, January 3 at 8:00/7:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[12/09/09 - 08:13 AM]
BBC America Acquires U.S. Premieres of Gavin & Stacey's Christmas Special and Third Season
The Christmas special premieres Thursday, December 24 at 10:00/9:00c with season three due in 2010.

[12/09/09 - 03:01 AM]
The 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Announces Kristin Chenoweth to Host Awards Gala
The BFCA's annual event airs Friday, January 15 at 9:00/8:00c on VH1.

[12/09/09 - 12:26 AM]
Interview: "Launch My Line's" Dan Caten, Lisa Kline & Stefani Greenfield

[12/08/09 - 11:46 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "See Kate Run" (ABC)

[12/08/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 8
Updates include: TNT renews "Dark Blue"; "Bonnie Hunt" out, "Divorce Court," "Judge Alex" in at daytime; and Tim Minear joins FX's "Terriers."

[12/08/09 - 03:26 PM]
TruTV Orders More Side-Splitting Episodes of Original Series It Only Hurts When I Laugh
The newcomer, from executive producer Brad Lachman, airs Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/08/09 - 03:25 PM]
Kimbo Slice Draws 5.2 Million Viewers for His First Live Fight in the Ufc on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Saturday, December 5.

[12/08/09 - 03:24 PM]
Exclusive: ABC Confirms Episode Orders
Newcomers "V" and "FlashForward" are set to film 12 and 23 total hours, respectively, both one episode shy of numbers reported earlier this fall.

[12/08/09 - 03:21 PM]
Monday Night Football Powers ESPN to Win the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 7.

[12/08/09 - 02:23 PM]
Skilled Marksmen Get a Shot at Making History IN... Top Shot
The 10-episode series is slated to premiere in 2010 on History.







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[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
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