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[09/20/10 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 20
Updates include: "Obese" becomes "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" at ABC; Howard Gordon books dramas at Showtime, NBC; Lifetime, USA pilots land leads.

[09/20/10 - 04:13 PM]
Discovery to Bring Back Hit Survival Shows for Second Season: Dual Survival and Man, Woman, Wild
Both series will go back into production this fall to produce all-new episodes to premiere on the network early next year.

[09/20/10 - 02:23 PM]
Just Two Good! Showtime Picks Up New Seasons of the Big C & Weeds
"The unprecedented viewership for both THE BIG C and WEEDS proves that audiences love these shows as much as we do," said David Nevins.

[09/20/10 - 01:19 PM]
"Judge Judy" Kicks Off 15th Season as the #1 Daytime Show in Syndication
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of September 13-19.

[09/20/10 - 01:18 PM]
The NFL on CBS Scores Its Highest Rated First National Game of Regular-Season in 12 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 19.

[09/20/10 - 12:57 PM]
Nancy O'Dell and Carson Kressley Host Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star on Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network
The winner of the competition, premiering in January, will be awarded his or her own talk show to air on OWN.

[09/20/10 - 12:02 PM]
Production to Begin on "The Suite Life Movie" for Disney Channel
The movie, starring Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan and Phill Lewis, is set to premiere in 2011.

[09/20/10 - 12:01 PM]
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!, a New Marvel Animated Series, Premieres Wednesday, October 20 on Disney Xd
Plus: micro-episodes introducing the team's core members will premiere Wednesday, September 22 at 8:30/7:30c.

[09/20/10 - 11:54 AM]
ABC.com Takes "Dancing with the Stars" from the Ballroom to Your Computer with an Array of Features Available Online
"Dancing Live Chat Party" starts on Monday, September 20 and continues throughout the season every Monday thereafter.

[09/20/10 - 11:44 AM]
Internet Sensation "Fred Figglehorn" Scores Huge Ratings in First-Ever TV Movie on Nickelodeon, Drawing 7.6 Million Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Saturday, September 18.

[09/20/10 - 11:30 AM]
History Adds "Ice Road Truckers," "Pawn Stars" Spin-Offs in October
"IRT: Deadliest Roads" premieres Sunday, October 3 while "Rusty Nuts" bows Monday, October 18.

[09/20/10 - 11:11 AM]
The "People's Choice Awards" to Be Broadcast Wednesday, JaN. 5, 2011, on the CBS Television Network
Mark Burnett returns as executive producer while Queen Latifah returns as host for the fifth consecutive year.

[09/20/10 - 10:48 AM]
Syfy Orders Script Development of Metadocs Drama Based on Platinum Studio's Comic Book Series
Michael Chernuchin is behind the project, to be co-produced by FremantleMedia and Landscape Films.

[09/20/10 - 10:34 AM]
Get a Taste of Nick! Comedy Central's(R) "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" Sketch Series Premieres October 12 at 10:00 P.M.
The new seven-episode series comes from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions.

[09/20/10 - 08:52 AM]
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Returns September 25 with Snl Alum Amy Poehler & Chart-Topping Musical Guest Katy Perry
Plus: Bryan Cranston & Kanye West are set for October 2; Jane Lynch and Bruno Mars follow on October 9.

[09/20/10 - 08:45 AM]
Manning Bowl Ii Blowout Outrates Original "Manning Bowl" by 3%
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 19.

[09/20/10 - 08:18 AM]
Bam's World Domination Premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, October 13
The project showcases Margera and his friends' attempt to conquer one of the world's most infamous obstacle course races.

[09/20/10 - 05:37 AM]
It's "Glee" Against the Music When Britney Spears Guest-Stars on the Hit Series Tuesday, September 28, on Fox
In addition to a cameo, the cast will perform "Toxic," "...Baby One More Time" and "Me Against The Music."

[09/20/10 - 03:01 AM]
VH1's All New Web Cam Dance Competition Show 'Dance Cam Slam' Wants You!
The eight-episode series premieres Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/20/10 - 12:19 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Lone Star" (FOX)

[09/20/10 - 12:18 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "The Event" and "Chase" (NBC)

[09/20/10 - 12:17 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Mike & Molly" and "Hawaii Five-0" (CBS)

[09/19/10 - 10:54 AM]
Frequently Asked Questions About Nielsen Ratings

[09/17/10 - 07:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 17
Updates include: Peter Tolan, J.J. Abrams land more projects; James Cameron brings "True Lies" to ABC; and a recurrence of cancer forces Andy Whitfield to depart Starz's "Spartacus."

[09/17/10 - 03:40 PM]
Wnba Finals' Viewership Rises for Second Straight Year
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA Finals coverage to date.

[09/17/10 - 03:33 PM]
Sunny and the League Get Off to Hot Starts
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, September 16.

[09/17/10 - 03:11 PM]
Dancing with the Stars Celebrity Teams Design T-Shirts to Benefit Stand Up to Cancer
Launching in the ABCOnline Store on Sunday, September 19, $1 for every "Dancing with the Stars" team t-shirt sold will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer.

[09/17/10 - 11:40 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)

[09/17/10 - 11:18 AM]
Animal Planet's Fatal Attractions Returns with Powerful New Tales of Obsessive and All-Consuming Deadly Love
The first of five new episodes rolls out Friday, October 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/17/10 - 08:52 AM]
MTV's 'The Real World' Is Turning 25 and Returning to Sin City as Seven Roommates Take Over Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in March 2011
The show's current season is averaging nearly 2 million viewers, a 25% increase versus last season.

[09/17/10 - 08:09 AM]
Stephen Colbert Announces 'March to Keep Fear Alive'(Tm) -- an Opposing Rally to Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' in Washington, Dc on Saturday, October 30
"America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear - that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty," reads the announcement.

[09/17/10 - 08:08 AM]
CMT and MTV Networks to Host International Streaming Event and Online Contest to See Taylor Swift Perform at the United Nations in New York on October 25
The online contest "SPEAK NOW WITH TAYLOR SWIFT IN NEW YORK CITY" is live now at www.WinWithTaylor.com.

[09/17/10 - 07:23 AM]
TNT Conjures Up Pre-Season Supernatural Marathon for SepT. 23-24
The marathon will include several episodes from "Supernatural's" fifth season, including the season premiere and season finale.

[09/17/10 - 07:14 AM]
Hollywood Meets Hawaii in a CBS Promotional Campaign for "Hawaii Five-0"
The spot features the USC Trojan Marching Band performing the series' theme song on Waikiki Beach and interacting with stars Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim.

[09/17/10 - 05:04 AM]
NBC Universal International Television Distribution Secures Major Sales Abroad for "The Event"
Nearly 200 international territories have licensed "The Event" outside of the U.S. and Canada.

[09/16/10 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 16
Updates include: Ryan Murphy, Howard Gordon team for new drama at FOX; Darren Star, Gary Lennon lands projects at ABC, CBS; and Jennifer Love Hewitt to try comedy at FOX.

[09/16/10 - 02:08 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Rule the Late-Night Ratings Week of SepT. 6-10
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 6-10.

[09/16/10 - 01:33 PM]
Syfy Howls in October with Saturday Original Movies Red: Werewolf Hunter (Felicia Day) and Monsterwolf (Robert Picardo)
The cable channel further details its previously announced originals for October.

[09/16/10 - 12:48 PM]
Nightline Is #1 Among Total Viewers Season-To-Date
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 6-10.

[09/16/10 - 12:40 PM]
The Beat Goes on as TNT Orders Second Season of Hit Series Memphis Beat
TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season of the series, which is slated to return in 2011.

[09/16/10 - 12:17 PM]
BBC America Brings Law & Order: Uk Home to the U.S.
The franchise will premiere Sunday, October 3 with subsequent episodes premiering on Fridays at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/10 - 12:01 PM]
E! Announces New Competition Reality Series "Bridalplasty" Hosted by Shanna Moakler
The 10-episode series, from 51 Minds Entertainment, premieres Sunday, November 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/10 - 11:15 AM]
After a Hard Fought Battle, Hayden Outlasts His Fellow Brigade Members and Wins the 12th Season of "Big Brother"
CBS details the winner of the latest edition of the summer staple.

[09/16/10 - 11:10 AM]
America's Next Top Model and Hellcats Improve the CW's Wednesday Night
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 16.

[09/16/10 - 10:11 AM]
TLC Gets in the Game with New Series Kick Off Cook Off
Erin Andrews hosts the series, due October 7, with "Top Chef" alum Brian Malarkey serving as "cheferee."

[09/16/10 - 10:10 AM]
Bone-Chilling Tales of Tormented Families Are the Stuff of Nightmares as Animal Planet Returns with All-New Episodes of "The Haunted"
10 new episodes will roll out Sundays at 10:00/9:00c beginning October 3.

[09/16/10 - 10:09 AM]
Investigation Discovery Profiles Missing Persons Cases with the Return of the Hit Series, Disappeared
The show's 13-episode second season debuts Monday, October 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/16/10 - 10:06 AM]
Talent Added to Comedy Central's On-Air Charity Special 'Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education' Hosted by Jon Stewart
New additions include Rob Corddry, Bryan Cranston, Larry David, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Forte, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Garlin, Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan, Jim Parsons, Sofia Vergara and Rainn Wilson.

[09/16/10 - 09:25 AM]
The Wednesday Premiere of "Survivor: Nicaragua" Wins Its New Time Period in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 15.

[09/16/10 - 08:56 AM]
Shari Levine Promoted to Senior Vice President of Production for Bravo
Levine previously held the post of Vice President of Original Programming at the cable channel.







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