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[10/29/10 - 07:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 29
Updates include: TLC renews "Sister Wives"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus may play "Veep" for HBO; and Erica Dasher nabs the title role on ABC Family's "What Would Jane Do."

[10/29/10 - 03:43 PM]
Jamie Kennedy Is "Uncomfortable": New Comedy Special to Premiere Saturday, November 6th at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on Showtime(R)
The special is the latest installment in the network's on-going "Showtime Laugh Out Loud" comedy franchise.

[10/29/10 - 03:37 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Project Runway" Finale Snags Viewership Crown
MTV's "Jersey Shore Reunion" however is tops in adults 18-49.

[10/29/10 - 02:27 PM]
ABC Bumps "Whole Truth" from November Sweeps
Various specials will fill the Wednesday, 10:00/9:00c hour for the next four weeks.

[10/29/10 - 02:26 PM]
"Bang" Is Bigger Than a "Giant"
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 28.

[10/29/10 - 01:56 PM]
DISH Network and Fox Networks Reach Comprehensive Programming Agreement
The agreement also included carriage of FX, National Geographic Channel, and Fox's 19 regional sports networks, which were restored for DISH Network viewers Friday.

[10/29/10 - 12:17 PM]
George Lopez Lines Up Guests For Second-Season Opening of Lopez Tonight, New at Midnight on TBS
Janet Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Howie Mandel, Hilary Duff, Jayma Mays, Russell Peters, DMX and Antoine Dodson are all set for the week of November 8-11.

[10/29/10 - 10:32 AM]
NBC Universal Digital Entertainment Announces New Partnership With Dove(R) Beauty Brand
Participating shows include "30 Rock," "Parks & Recreation," "Days of our Lives" and "Friday Night Lights."

[10/29/10 - 10:27 AM]
Justin Bieber Debuts World Premiere Video During World Series Game 3 Pregame on FOX
Plus: Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem and Martha Plimpton will perform "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch.

[10/29/10 - 10:01 AM]
All-Star Cast of "Skating With the Stars" to Be Revealed on Next Tuesday's "Dancing" Results Show
As previously indicated, the six-episode series premieres Monday, November 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/29/10 - 08:57 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Get Into the Holiday Spirit With New Seasonal Programming Beginning Sunday, November 28
Highlights include holiday-themed episodes of "Sonny With A Chance," "The Suite Life on Deck" and "Zeke and Luther."

[10/29/10 - 08:50 AM]
Against the World Series, ABC Marks Most-Watched Thursday in 5 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 28.

[10/29/10 - 08:45 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Split Adults 18-49 Crown
Plus: behind "Scared Shrekless," NBC's "Community" hits a season high in total viewers and the key demo.

[10/29/10 - 08:34 AM]
Spike TV Presents New Slate of Scripted Original Pilots
The crop includes six comedies, "many of which revolve around the crazy antics of dysfunctional co-workers and families" and a one-hour drama focusing on domestic terrorism.

[10/29/10 - 08:19 AM]
Litton Entertainment to Distribute "Scare Tactics" Fall 2011
The Tracy Morgan-hosted series will be available in syndication as a weekly hour.

[10/29/10 - 07:35 AM]
TLC Welcomes Viewers to "Sarah Palin's Alaska"
The eight-part series, as previously announced, premieres Sunday, November 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/29/10 - 06:28 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Walking Dead, The" (AMC)

[10/28/10 - 08:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 28
Updates include: WE tv sets January premieres; Rob Schneider to topline potential CBS comedy; and "Lost" alums book "Once Upon a Time" at ABC.

[10/28/10 - 04:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Returns to Top Spot
Comedy Central's mainstay is once again cable's top draw last night.

[10/28/10 - 02:50 PM]
Syfy Sells Big as New Reality Series "Hollywood Treasure" Draws 1.5 Million Total Viewers and Nearly One Million Adults 25-54
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 27.

[10/28/10 - 02:26 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Tie in 18-49 Rating, Prevail in 18-49 Viewers vs. "Late Show" and "Late Late Show" in Oct. 18-22 Late-Night Ratings
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 18-22.

[10/28/10 - 02:22 PM]
ABC News Election Night Coverage Available to Consumers Everywhere
Among its plans for November 2: "Nightline" will air a special hour-long broadcast at 11:35/10:35c.

[10/28/10 - 01:14 PM]
It's Bravo's Triple Play as "Watch What Happens: Live" Hosted by Andy Cohen Airs Three Nights the Week of November 1st
Upcoming guests include Patti LaBelle, Isaac Mizrahi, Kyle Richards and Cynthia Bailey.

[10/28/10 - 01:13 PM]
Cartoon Network Enterprises Partners with Random House Children's Books on a Publishing Program for "Generator Rex"
Random House will launch their book program in Summer 2011 with "a Step into Reading(R) leveled reader and a deluxe 3-D storybook."

[10/28/10 - 01:10 PM]
ABC Family Casts Lea Thompson, Constance Marie and Katie Leclerc in Upcoming Pilot "Switched at Birth"
Lizzy Weiss is behind the project, about "two teen girls who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth."

[10/28/10 - 12:35 PM]
CMA Presents "Road to the CMA Awards"
The half-hour special will air on local ABC affiliates between October 30 and November 10.

[10/28/10 - 12:34 PM]
ABC Goes Country in November! The Network Home of "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" Welcomes Country Music's Biggest Stars to Its Primetime Schedule
Among the highlights: a "Reba" reunion between Reba McEntire and JoAnna Garcia on "Better With You" on November 17.

[10/28/10 - 12:33 PM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming
The Alphabet details its programming highlights for the November sweeps period (SPOILERS!).

[10/28/10 - 12:15 PM]
"Sunday Night Football" to Attempt Guinness World Record for World's Largest Halloween Gathering
This Sunday the last two Super Bowl champions - the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints - face off in primetime.

[10/28/10 - 12:06 PM]
Exclusive: "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" to Premiere Friday, January 21
The six-episode series is a prequel to last year's "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."

[10/28/10 - 12:05 PM]
Emmy(R) Winner Eric McCormack Signs Up For Lead Role in TNT's Pilot "Perception" (Working Title)
"Eric McCormack is an intelligent, intuitive and versatile actor who is adept at both comedy and drama," said Michael Wright.

[10/28/10 - 11:20 AM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Lifts TNT to Top Spot
Coverage of Heat/Celtics and Rockets/Lakers easily put the cable channel in front.

[10/28/10 - 09:55 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "On the Case With Paula Zahn" Launches Its Third Season Of Riveting, Untold Stories
Plus: the series, which returns November 7, has received an early order for a fourth season starting in 1st Quarter 2011.

[10/28/10 - 09:49 AM]
Syfy's "Ghost Hunters Halloween Live" Premieres on October 31 @ 7 PM
Josh Gates and Allison Scagliotti will co-host the annual event, featuring appearances by Meaghan Rath, Ben Hansen, Kofi Kingston and Joe Maddalena.

[10/28/10 - 09:47 AM]
Acclaimed HBO Drama Series "Big Love" to Return for Fifth and Final Season Jan. 16
"It has been an honor and pleasure to work with series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer on this unique and provocative series," said Michael Lombardo.

[10/28/10 - 09:23 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws its Largest Audience Since June
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 18-22.

[10/28/10 - 09:22 AM]
ABC Wednesday Comedies Hit Highs Against World Series
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 27.

[10/28/10 - 09:02 AM]
Conan O'Brien Gives Fans a Sneak Peek with "Show Zero" on TeamCoco.com Set for Monday, Nov. 1, at 11 p.m. (ET)/8 p.m. (PT)
"Show Zero" will feature celebrity guests, elements of "The Basic Cable Band" and Andy Richter as they help O'Brien warm up for the main event.

[10/28/10 - 08:42 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Puts FOX Over the Top
Game 1 however isn't close to replicating last year's Phillies/Yankees numbers.

[10/28/10 - 08:36 AM]
Train Takes the Stage With Martina McBride in the Latest Installment of "CMT Crossroads" Premiering Saturday, November 20
This will mark McBride's second time appearing on the hit CMT series, the first being paired with Pat Benatar in 2003.

[10/28/10 - 08:05 AM]
It's All About Weddings, Rings and Babies on VH1 Monday, November 1
As previously announced, newcomers "My Big Friggin Wedding" and "Mario Lopez: Saved By The Baby" will join current occupant "Brett Michaels: Life As I Know It."

[10/28/10 - 08:01 AM]
New CBS Reality Series "Live to Dance" With Paula Abdul to Premiere Tuesday, Jan. 4
After a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, January 4, the series settles into its regular time period of Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/28/10 - 07:21 AM]
A&E(R) Premieres New Original Real-Life Series "The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars"
Ice-T executive produces the series, which debuts Thursday, December 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/28/10 - 07:12 AM]
The Hub Presents Five-Day Original Mini-Series Event Showcasing "Transformers: Prime"
The debut episode, "Darkness Rising," premieres Friday, November 26 at 4:00/3:00c.

[10/28/10 - 07:11 AM]
"SNL" Returns With Two Back-to-Back Shows in December
Scarlett Johansson and Arcade Fire are set for November 13 followed by Anne Hathaway and Florence + The Machine on November 20.

[10/28/10 - 06:05 AM]
"The Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots," A Hallmark Channel Original Special World Premiere Live from Hollywood November 28
Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie host the event, which features Larry King as Grand Marshal.

[10/28/10 - 12:31 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Community" Co-Star Joel McHale
Part four of four from our recent set visit of the NBC comedy.

[10/28/10 - 12:30 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Community" Co-Star Donald Glover
Part three of four from our recent set visit of the NBC comedy.

[10/28/10 - 12:29 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Community" Co-Star Ken Jeong
Part two of four from our recent set visit of the NBC comedy.

[10/28/10 - 12:27 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Community" Creator Dan Harmon
Part one of four from our recent set visit of the NBC comedy.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.