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[05/27/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 27
Updates include: ABC won't save "Ghost Whisperer"; Lifetime to showcase "Project Runway" vets; and Maura Tierney in talks to join ABC's "The Whole Truth."

[05/27/10 - 03:51 PM]
MTV Drops "Dudesons," Bumps "Parkour" to Late-Night
The cable channel is nixing its latest Thursday lineup just three weeks into its run.

[05/27/10 - 03:46 PM]
It's Official! CBS Wins the 2009-2010 Season in Viewers
CBS spins the final numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/10 - 03:43 PM]
Saturday Night Is Poker Central at Gsn, as the Network Moves Its Highly Successful - and Newly Enhanced - Poker Block from Sundays
Due this summer: "Aussie Millions" and "Doubles Poker Championship," both presented by FullTiltPoker.net.

[05/27/10 - 03:24 PM]
Syfy Announces Major Expansion of Reality Programming, Greenlighting Three New Series Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, Paranormal Witness and Face Off
"Each of these series underscores the increasing breadth of Syfy's diverse brand," said the network's Mark Stern.

[05/27/10 - 02:26 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to FOX in May
ABC spins the final numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/10 - 02:08 PM]
G4 Goes to Battle with "Tomorrow's Warrior," a New Military Special Premiering June 3rd at 8pm ET/PT
Weston Scott and Alison Haislip co-host the special, which focuses on real-world special ops training.

[05/27/10 - 12:33 PM]
Marissa Ronca Named Vice President of Development at TruTV
Previously, Ronca served as senior director of development.

[05/27/10 - 11:52 AM]
Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Entertainment(R) Announce Season Five of Acclaimed Series Iconoclasts
The new season, due Saturday, October 2, will feature Cate Blanchett, Tim Flannery, Hugh Jackman, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlize Theron, Jane Goodall and more!

[05/27/10 - 11:29 AM]
High Stakes and High Drama on the Highest Game Show in the World, When "Downfall" Premieres, Tuesday, June 22 on Abc
The Alphabet details the format of the upcoming game show.

[05/27/10 - 11:26 AM]
WGN America Launches in Hd on DirecTV
Off-network runs "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage," "How I Met Your Mother," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Monk" and "The Unit" will all join the channel this fall.

[05/27/10 - 11:25 AM]
Kevin Roberts Joins TLC as Host of "Bbq Pitmasters"
The "Next Food Network Star" alum will topline the new season, due Thursday, August 12.

[05/27/10 - 11:16 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Detroit 1-8-7" (ABC)

[05/27/10 - 11:15 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Nikita" (The CW)

[05/27/10 - 10:54 AM]
Nightline Is #2 -- Besting "Letterman" - for 9th Week in a Row in Total Viewers
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 17-21.

[05/27/10 - 10:53 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night Announces All-Star Guest Lineup for Primetime Specials Starting June 3 on Abc
Russell Brand, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Drew Barrymore are all set to appear.

[05/27/10 - 10:52 AM]
Ty Burrell Hosts a Star-Spangled Special from Washington, Dc, "America Celebrates July 4th at Ford's Theatre"
The one-hour special airs Friday, July 2 at 9:00/8:00c on ABC.

[05/27/10 - 10:51 AM]
First Network TV Special from Miley Cyrus Will Air June 18 on Abc
"Miley Cyrus: Live from London," a one-hour special, will include performances of "Seven Things," "Party in the USA" and "The Climb."

[05/27/10 - 10:50 AM]
A&E Launches Two New Original Series
"Drill Team" and "$100 Makeover" will both be featured on Saturday mornings beginning next month.

[05/27/10 - 10:33 AM]
The Toys Are Back in Town During ABC Family's Weekends of "Toy Story" Films
The original films and various Pixar shorts will air Saturday, June 5, Sunday, June 6 and Sunday, June 13.

[05/27/10 - 10:29 AM]
TV's Greatest Surprises: A Paley Center for Media Special Counting Down Television's 30 Biggest Surprises, to Be Broadcast Wednesday, June 16
Jeff Probst hosts the CBS special, which will feature clips of "I Love Lucy," "The Sopranos," "Ellen," "ER," "American Idol" and "NCIS."

[05/27/10 - 10:28 AM]
American Bandstand and Dick Clark to Be Honored at "The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy(R) Awards," to Air Live, Sunday, June 27
Cher, Barry Manilow, Garth Brooks, Marie Osmond, Ann-Margret, Frankie Avalon, The Spinners, Jay Leno and Simon Cowell are among the stars participating in the tribute.

[05/27/10 - 10:15 AM]
Acclaimed Chef Rocco Dispirito Headlines Bravo Development of New Cooking Show "Rocco's Dinner Party"
The project features DiSpirito as he attempts to see if "aspiring chefs have the chops to impress at a private dinner party attended by his discriminating guests."

[05/27/10 - 08:26 AM]
New Episodes of Oxygen's Hit Series "Snapped" Kick Off on June 6 with Case of Jane Andrews, Former Assistant to Fergie, Duchess of York
"Killer Month of June" will feature new episodes every Sunday at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/27/10 - 06:32 AM]
FOX Breaks Records with Sixth Consecutive Season Win
FOX spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/26/10 - 10:05 PM]
American Idol Teams Up with Myspace to Expand Audition Opportunities Across the Country for Show's Upcoming Tenth Season
This summer's audition cities will include Jersey City, NJ; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; and San Francisco, CA.

[05/26/10 - 10:04 PM]
American Idol Winner Revealed!
FOX details this year's winner of "American Idol."

[05/26/10 - 08:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 26
Updates include: CBS may bring "Chaos" to midseason; Julia Stiles in talks for Showtime's "Dexter"; and Diane Keaton, Ellen Page to topline HBO's "Tilda."

[05/26/10 - 03:32 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Announces Disney Junior, a New 24-Hour Channel for Preschoolers and Their Families
In the U.S., the new Disney Junior channel will take the place of the SOAPnet channel, currently available in 75 million homes.

[05/26/10 - 03:10 PM]
Cbs, FOX Alter Repeat Strategies
"Old Christine," "Accidentally on Purpose" and "Ghost Whisperer" are out at CBS while eventual replacements are named for "'Til Death" and "Sons of Tucson" at FOX.

[05/26/10 - 03:09 PM]
Deadliest Catch Marks 7 Consecutive Weeks at #1
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 25.

[05/26/10 - 02:34 PM]
TBS and Toyota Come Together This June for the New Original Series Are We There Yet?
The custom season-long sponsorship will "highlight the features of the Toyota Highlander as the family's vehicle of choice."

[05/26/10 - 02:22 PM]
Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien Writers Team Up for One-Hour TBS Special
The showcase will be taped at the Bank of America Theater on Thursday, June 17 and premiere on TBS Sunday, June 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/26/10 - 01:54 PM]
TLC Airs Back-To-Back "Kate Plus 8" Specials on Sunday, June 6 at 9 and 10 Pm
"6th Birthday Surprise" and "Inside Kate's World" are both set for said date.

[05/26/10 - 01:18 PM]
Nightline Jesse James Interview Posts Record Viewership According to Fast Affiliates
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Tuesday, May 25.

[05/26/10 - 12:35 PM]
Cartoon Network Announces Anti-Bullying Campaign, Empowering Youth Bystanders to Take Action
The new series of PSAs will premiere on Friday, October 1 directing viewers to key online resources at CartoonNetwork.com.

[05/26/10 - 11:46 AM]
Academy Award(R)-Winning Actress Sandra Bullock to Receive the "MTV Generation Award" at the "2010 MTV Movie Awards"
"Sandra is one of those rare individuals who is adored by our audience as both an actress and a role model," said Stephen Friedman.

[05/26/10 - 10:35 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Body of Proof" (ABC)

[05/26/10 - 10:34 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Lone Star" (FOX)

[05/26/10 - 09:29 AM]
BBC America Launches U.S. Production of Come Dine with Me
10 one-hour episodes of a U.S. version of the worldwide hit cooking show will premiere in early 2011.

[05/26/10 - 09:28 AM]
BBC America - July Highlights
New additions include "Come Dine with Me," due Wednesday, July 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/26/10 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's Dwts Finale Posts Most-Competitive Finish Ever to Idol-Tuesday Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 25.

[05/26/10 - 08:10 AM]
Oxygen Partners with Meetup for "Dance Your Ass Off" Launch Premiering Monday, June 7 at 11pm ET/PT
The show will sponsor 50 Meetup Groups nationwide, for three months, centered around dance, fitness and weight loss.

[05/26/10 - 07:48 AM]
Rhodes Lead to Warehouse 13 - Wwe(R) Superstar Will Guest Star on Syfy's Warehouse 13 in August
He'll play Joanne Kelly's (Myka Bering) unrequited high school love interest in an upcoming episode.

[05/26/10 - 07:06 AM]
Science Channel Announces Two Key Appointments
Dexter Cole has been named Vice President of Programming while Bernadette McDaid has been upped to Vice President of Production.

[05/26/10 - 06:20 AM]
Investigation Discovery Acquires Chilling Documentary, Cropsey
The film will have its television premiere on Friday, August 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/26/10 - 03:01 AM]
VH1's 'Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business,' 'Basketball Wives' and 'What Chilli Wants' Renewed for Second Seasons
Plus: "Basketball Wives: The Reunion" is set for Sunday, June 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/25/10 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 25
Updates include: TNT passes on "Law & Order"; pair join MTV's "That Girl"; and Style is "Too Fat for 15."

[05/25/10 - 04:31 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews the Colony for Second Season
The 10-episode sophomore season will launch this summer.

[05/25/10 - 04:30 PM]
Animal Planet to Spotlight Stunning Natural History with Rebroadcast of Landmark Series: Life
The cable channel will encore the 11-part series on Sunday nights beginning June 6.







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