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[09/03/10 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 3
Updates include: Ken Jenkins to visit ABC's "Cougar Town"; Paul Scheuring, McG team for ABC drama; and John Glenn books dramas at CBS, FOX.

[09/03/10 - 05:12 PM]
Kara Dioguardi Departs "American Idol"
"I felt like I won the lottery when I joined AMERICAN IDOL two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave IDOL," said DioGuardi in a formal statement.

[09/03/10 - 12:52 PM]
ABC Pushes "America's Funniest Home Videos" Return to October 3
The Alphabet is opting for a two-hour "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on Sunday, September 26.

[09/03/10 - 12:51 PM]
The CW Network Is Bringing Hellcats to the Heart of Frisco, Tx for the Largest Cheerleading Event the Nation Has Ever Seen
Plus: The cheerleading squad who succeeds in bringing the most dance participants to the gathering will receive $4,000.

[09/03/10 - 10:48 AM]
Interview: "Mel B: It's a Scary World" Star Mel B

[09/03/10 - 10:46 AM]
Interview: "Blood Dolphins" Star Lincoln O'Barry

[09/03/10 - 09:53 AM]
Comedy Pilot 'I Just Want My Pants Back' Begins Production for MTV in New York
Peter Vack, Kim Shaw, Elisabeth Hower, Jordan Carlos and Chris Parnell co-star in the project.

[09/02/10 - 10:32 PM]
Discovery Tables "Pitchmen," Animal Planet Moves Up "Whale Wars" Special
The Anthony "Sully" Sullivan-led series has been pulled after just two episodes.

[09/02/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 2
Updates include: Oren Peli, Marc Guggenheim land ABC dramas; Alyssa Milano to star in Lifetime original; and John Enbom to bring "Free Agents" to U.S. for NBC.

[09/02/10 - 02:37 PM]
Disney/Abc, ESPN and Time Warner Cable Sign Long-Term, Wide-Ranging Agreement to Carry a Variety of Video & Digital Services
This extensive and expanded rights package marks Disney Media Network's most expansive content agreement to date.

[09/02/10 - 12:57 PM]
American Idol Announces Los Angeles as Final Audition City
The series will host auditions in Los Angeles beginning Wednesday, September 22.

[09/02/10 - 12:07 PM]
MTV News Gives Viewers a Vip Pass to the "2010 Video Music Awards Preshow" on Sunday, September 12 at 8pm ET/PT
Nicki Minaj will be featured in her first-ever televised solo performance.

[09/02/10 - 11:28 AM]
Nightline Is No. 1 Among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 for the Week and Season to Date
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 23-27.

[09/02/10 - 11:27 AM]
ABC and Cafepress Unveil New ABC Online Store with Emphasis on Fan Engagement
Fans can design their own T-shirts, posters, SIGG water bottles and other custom products.

[09/02/10 - 11:26 AM]
ABC Picks Up Emmy Award-Winning Reality Series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" for a Second Season
The series, which recently won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, will run for six episodes.

[09/02/10 - 11:02 AM]
'Tonight Show' Rebroadcasts Win the Late-Night Week of AuG. 23-27 Over 'Late Show' Originals
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 23-27.

[09/02/10 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's Hit Summer Series 'America's Got Talent' Reveals the Top 10 Acts That Will Compete Live on Tuesday, September 7
The September 7 show will also include a performance from pop singer Enrique Iglesias, who will perform his #1 dance single "I Like It."

[09/02/10 - 10:41 AM]
MTV Gives Fans More of Summer's #1 TV Series with the Return of "Jersey Shore After Hours"
The half-hour after-show will air Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c following the series.

[09/02/10 - 09:22 AM]
Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock Boosts ABC to Wednesday Summer Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 1.

[09/02/10 - 09:20 AM]
Big Brother Wednesday Sweeps Time Period in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 1.

[09/02/10 - 09:15 AM]
TV Land Gives Viewers a Revealing Look at the Drama, Tears and Joy Behind the Scenes of the Reality Modeling Competition "She's Got the Look"
The half-hour special airs Wednesday, September 8 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/02/10 - 06:16 AM]
Nate Berkus Redesigns Weekday Television with the Launch of 'The Nate Berkus Show' Beginning September 13, 2010
"My whole life has been a conversation with women, so I wanted to create a show that reflects their lives and gives them something meaningful each day," said Berkus.

[09/01/10 - 07:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 1
Updates include: FOX lands "Locke & Key"; Mekhi Phifer to depart "Lie to Me"; and TNT on track to renew "Memphis Beat."

[09/01/10 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy Journeys to Neverland in Peter Pan Prequel from Writer/Director Nick Willing
The project, due in 2011, stars Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins, Raoul Trujillo and Charlie Rowe.

[09/01/10 - 02:34 PM]
NBC.com Announces the 'Undercovers: Get a Room Private Screening' Online Sweepstakes to Promote Debut of NBC's New Drama 'Undercovers'
The sweepstakes will reward five lucky winners with an all-expense-paid romantic adventure for two to New York City.

[09/01/10 - 02:22 PM]
Nicktoons and National Football League Draft Additional NFL Stars to Take Field on New, Action-Packed Series, Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core
Larry Fitzgerald, Brian Dawkins, Steven Jackson and Marcus Allen will join Eli Manning and Sean Payton on the series, due Monday, September 6.

[09/01/10 - 02:06 PM]
Hallmark Channels President and Ceo Bill Abbott Statement Post Att Uverse Signal Drop
"When AT&T dropped our networks last night, they made clear that they don't care to provide their viewers with family-friendly programming," said the executive.

[09/01/10 - 01:58 PM]
Actress Jane Lynch Guest-Stars on Nickelodeon's Icarly as Sam Puckett's Never-Before-Seen Mother, on "Isam's Mom"
Said installment will air Saturday, September 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/01/10 - 01:52 PM]
Grammy Award-Winner Sarah Mclachlan Performs in the "Life Unexpected" Crossover Event with "One Tree Hill" on Tuesday, October 12
Also singing in the episode will be "One Tree Hill" series star Bethany Joy Galeotti and recurring guest star Kate Voegele, along with Ben Lee and Rain Perry.

[09/01/10 - 12:19 PM]
Eddie Izzard & Frances Conroy Join Season 3 of "United States of Tara"
Izzard will play Tara's brilliant psychology professor while Conroy will star as Max Gregson's (John Corbett) mother.

[09/01/10 - 12:16 PM]
Jackpot? E! Investigates: The Curse of the Lottery Ii
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/01/10 - 12:05 PM]
Spike TV Announces Nominees for 'Scream 2010' - 'Inception' Dominates with Nominations in 14 Categories
HBO's "True Blood" had the most nominations of any television series with 10.

[09/01/10 - 11:35 AM]
Miranda Lambert Leads List of Finalists with Record Nine Nominations for "The 44th Annual Cma Awards"
The annual event airs Wednesday, November 10 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/01/10 - 11:21 AM]
Hung Has Been Picked Up for a 10-Episode Third Season to Air in 2011
The pay channel confirms its renewal of the Thomas Jane-led series.

[09/01/10 - 11:11 AM]
Dennis Miller: The Big Speech, Starring the Emmy(R)-Winning HBO Favorite in His First Special on the Network in Four Years, to Debut This November
His eighth stand-up special on the network will debut Friday, November 19.

[09/01/10 - 11:08 AM]
Statement by Anne Sweeney in Response to Apple Announcement Today
"Today we're proud to team with Apple on a rental option for fans of our shows," said the Disney Media Networks topper.

[09/01/10 - 10:54 AM]
Summer Sizzles at MTV with Best Ratings in Three Years
MTV spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/01/10 - 10:44 AM]
Disney Channel Premieres Handy Manny Big Construction Job, October 11
Plus: Wilmer Valderrama and Maria Canals-Barrera will host interstitials highlighting Hispanic traditions which will air daily throughout the month-long celebration.

[09/01/10 - 10:21 AM]
Jamie Foxx Returns to FOX as Executive Producer of Sketch-Comedy Series
The half-hour sketch-comedy series is set to debut in primetime during the 2010-2011 season.

[09/01/10 - 09:45 AM]
ABC Announces the Celebrity and Professional Pairings for Season 11 of "Dancing with the Stars," Premiering September 20 on Abc
Plus: music legend Santana and rock band Daughtry are set to perform on the first results show.

[09/01/10 - 08:57 AM]
DR. Oz Undergoes a Life-Saving Colonoscopy and Receives a Surprising Diagnosis as 'The DR. Oz Show' Launches Its Second Season Tuesday, September 7
Additional shows airing during premiere week feature three major themes which will recur throughout the year - "5 to Know," "Just 10 Pounds" and "The Pulse."

[09/01/10 - 08:48 AM]
Bravo Announces Breyers, Dawn and Extra Dessert Delights Gum as Top Sponsors for "Top Chef Just Desserts"
Breyers, Dawn Hand Renewal With Olay Beauty, Extra Dessert Delights Gum and Godiva Chocolatier are on board the spin-off.

[09/01/10 - 08:25 AM]
Conan O'Brien and TBS Announce New Show Title: Conan
"I'm just using "Conan" and dropping the "O'Brien" because I want to get away from the whole Irish thing," said O'Brien.

[09/01/10 - 08:15 AM]
The Arrangement, from the Producers of "Rupaul's Drag Race," Premieres Monday, October 4th at 11/10c on Logo
The series, from the producers of "RuPaul's Drag Race," premieres Monday, October 4.

[09/01/10 - 07:50 AM]
Lucy Liu Shines a "Redlight" on Child Sexploitation in New Documentary on Showtime(R)
The actress narrates the film, premiering Thursday, September 9 on the pay channel.

[09/01/10 - 06:09 AM]
Members Project(R) from American Express Partners with FOX's "Glee" to Mobilize Fans for Charity Call to Action
The partnership is designed to elevate common themes shared by both GLEE and Members Project.

[09/01/10 - 06:02 AM]
CBS Announces the Cast for the Next Installment of "The Amazing Race," Which Premieres with a Special 90-Minute Debut on Sunday, SepT. 26
Plus: the team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.

[09/01/10 - 12:28 AM]
Dazzling Array of Stars to Light Up Stand Up to Cancer September 10th Broadcast
Elizabeth Banks, Kathy Bates, Sir Richard Branson, Michael Chiklis, George Clooney and Emily Deschanel are among the latest additions.

[09/01/10 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "She's Got the Look" Judge Robert Verdi

[08/31/10 - 09:54 PM]
At&t U-Verse(R) Drops Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel
"I was stunned by the apparent disregard for the facts in AT&T's recent statement regarding our negotiations," said Bill Abbott.







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[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
"It's hard to be shocked in my line of work, but I'm continually amazed at how revealing the contestants on the show have been," says Springer.

[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.

[09/16/14 - 01:20 PM]
Equestrian Coverage on NBCSN Highlighted by Central Park Grand Prix Live Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7 PM ET
The event features some of the world's top show jumpers including U.S. Champion Kent Farrington and Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut in a $200,000 FEI world ranking class.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:37 PM]
Mark Feuerstein Joins "Nurse Jackie"
He will play Barry Wolfe, a high-powered, cutthroat lawyer who will represent Jackie as she pieces her life back together following her arrest last season.

[09/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
"Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak" to Simulcast On Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Thursday Sept. 18 at 10PM
The one-hour premiere special is a comprehensive look into the history, containment, and medical implications of this highly infectious disease.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 10:31 AM]
Famed Wire Walker Nik Wallenda to Attempt His Most Challenging Tightrope Walk Yet Over the Chicago Skyline Untethered
"Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" will air live around the world in over 220 countries beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, Sunday, November 2 on the Discovery Channel.

[09/16/14 - 10:18 AM]
Spike TV Travels the Infamous Silk Road to Develop New Drama, "Deep Web," From Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman's Flying Studio Pictures
The project is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything - from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

[09/16/14 - 10:13 AM]
CMT Heads Back to the Bayou This Fall with the Return of "Swamp Pawn" and "Swamp Hunters" Beginning Saturday, October 11 at 9 PM, ET/PT
A special crossover episode of the two series will premiere Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/16/14 - 09:53 AM]
Video: Tuesday's Are Getting a Little Happier When MTV's New Series "Happyland" Premieres on September 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The project is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers.