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[01/14/11 - 07:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 14
Updates include: Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in and produce CBS pilot; TNT gives "Generations" a cast-contingent order; and MTV gives "I Just Want My Pants Back" a series commitment.

[01/14/11 - 05:58 PM]
The CW at TCA: Ostroff Affirms Status Quo
Plus: "Danni Lowinski" began shooting this morning with more pilots to be ordered in the next few weeks.

[01/14/11 - 03:43 PM]
Showtime at TCA: Kennedys, Gigolos, Oh My!
David Nevins talks "The Real L Word," "The Kennedys" and its latest addition, "Gigolos."

[01/14/11 - 03:35 PM]
Chaz Bono Documentary to Have World Television Premiere on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
"Becoming Chaz" will premiere in May, along with "No Woman, No Cry."

[01/14/11 - 03:35 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Sets Records With Total Viewers and Attracts 3.7 Million in Combined Prime Telecasts
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, January 13.

[01/14/11 - 02:55 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Rises Once Again
Plus: A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight" opens strong.

[01/14/11 - 02:54 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore" Hits Another All-Time Series High!
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, January 13.

[01/14/11 - 01:46 PM]
MLB Productions and Showtime Join Forces for a New, Unscripted Series Featuring Unprecedented Team Access With the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants
The series is set to premiere with a preview episode timed to the opening week of the 2011 season, followed by regularly scheduled episodes during the second half of the season.

[01/14/11 - 01:33 PM]
Hank Moody Takes the 5th: Showtime(R) Picks Up 5th Season of Hit Comedy Series "Californication" Starring David Duchovny
12 new episodes of the hit comedy series will go into production this spring.

[01/14/11 - 01:24 PM]
"Nurse Jackie" and "United States of Tara" Return on March 28th, "The Borgias" Premieres April 3rd on Showtime
The Jeremy Irons-led "Borgias" will open with a special two-hour presentation.

[01/14/11 - 01:12 PM]
"SNL" Closes Out January With Jesse Eisenberg and Musical Guest Nicki Minaj on January 29
Plus: Dana Carvey will return to studio 8H for his fourth time as host on February 5.

[01/14/11 - 12:29 PM]
"The Good Wife" Continues a Star-Studded Second Season With Prominent Guest Stars
On tap are Michael J. Fox, Jane Alexander, Method Man, F. Murray Abraham, Rita Wilson, Jerry Stiller, America Ferrera and Gary Cole.

[01/14/11 - 12:02 PM]
A&E'S "Beyond Scared Straight" Sets Network Record
A&E spins the numbers for Thursday, January 13.

[01/14/11 - 10:39 AM]
CBS at TCA: Tassler Stands Behind Sheen, Lineup
Plus: the executive on "The Big Bang Theory" versus "American Idol"; when "Flashpoint" will be back; and the cast changes on "Criminal Minds."

[01/14/11 - 10:13 AM]
Four New TLC Documentaries Share Extraordinary Lives
Upcoming offerings include MY 40 YEAR OLD CHILD, EXTREME BIRTHS, 600 POUND MOM and THE MAN WHO LOST HIS FACE.

[01/14/11 - 10:05 AM]
USA Network and Gilt Groupe Create Tailored "White Collar" Partnership
The collaboration marks the first time Gilt Groupe has ever partnered with a television series.

[01/14/11 - 09:21 AM]
Meet the Nine Engaged Couples Competing on The CW's New Reality Series "Shedding for the Wedding," Premiering Wednesday, February 23
The series, hosted by Sara Rue, will follow the 16th cycle of "America's Next Top Model."

[01/14/11 - 09:18 AM]
"Reagan" - New History(R) Special Premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 9 pm ET
The two-hour special features interviews with Sam Donaldson, George Schultz, Colin Powell and David Gergen.

[01/14/11 - 09:13 AM]
ABC is No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 13.

[01/14/11 - 08:45 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's" Dominates Repeats
ABC has no trouble taking home top honors last night.

[01/14/11 - 05:06 AM]
NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" Returns for Its Most Dramatic Season Yet on Sunday, March 6th With 16 New Candidates Ready to Battle in the Boardroom
This season's lineup includes La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Lisa Rinna, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf and Gary Busey.

[01/13/11 - 07:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 13
Updates include: ABC greenlights two new pilots; Jerry Rice, Carson Daly to host NBC projects; and Robert Wagner to return "Charlie's Angels" at ABC.

[01/13/11 - 05:18 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "House of Payne" Leads TBS Charge
Four of the five most-watched programs last night came from the cable channel.

[01/13/11 - 04:24 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Expands "Idol" on January 26, Bumps "Human Target" to January 31
Plus: look for a one-hour "Family Guy" on Sunday, February 27.

[01/13/11 - 04:04 PM]
Syfy Announces New Reality Show "School Spirits" With Executive Producers Mark Burnett and Seth Jarrett
The project will "tell true ghost stories of hauntings that have happened in colleges and high schools across the country."

[01/13/11 - 03:57 PM]
Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg to Write New Syfy Pilot "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)" from ITV Studios America and Universal Cable Productions
Howard Braunstein of Jaffe/Braunstein Entertainment also serves as an executive producer.

[01/13/11 - 03:50 PM]
GSN Launches Production on "Lingo," Hosted by Comedian Bill Engvall
Airing as a daily strip show with an initial run of 40 episodes, "Lingo" will premiere in June.

[01/13/11 - 03:02 PM]
Exclusive: "Fringe" Repeats Head Back to Saturdays
There it will replace repeats of "The Good Guys" in the 11:00/10:00c hour, effective immediately.

[01/13/11 - 01:49 PM]
Oxygen Expands Programming Slate With New and Returning Series in 2011
Upcoming premieres include "All About Aubrey," "Tori and Dean: sTORIbook Weddings," "The World According To Paris" and "The Glee Project."

[01/13/11 - 01:48 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winners Ryan Murphy and Dante Di Loreto Sign on to Executive Produce Oxygen's "The Glee Project"
The 10-episode series, the winner of which receives a seven-episode guest starring role, will premiere in June.

[01/13/11 - 12:45 PM]
Debmar-Mercury Renews "The Wendy Williams Show" For A Third Season
"Wendy has reached new creative heights this season and stations have taken notice," said Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.

[01/13/11 - 12:02 PM]
Chance and Ilsa Are Caught in a Hostage Crisis and Guerrero Is Framed for Murder on an All-New 2-Hour "Human Target" Friday, January 14, on FOX - Airing on a Special Day and Time
Said installments were originally scheduled to air last night.

[01/13/11 - 11:38 AM]
Bravo Expands Programming Slate With New and Returning Original Series in 2011
The cable channel issues a recap of the various premiere dates and renewals announced today.

[01/13/11 - 11:15 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Its Biggest 18-49 Rating Since November 2008
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 8.

[01/13/11 - 11:07 AM]
Six Doctors Take On the Adventure of a Lifetime, In an Encore Broadcast of the Premiere of ABC's "Off the Map," Thursday, January 13
The encore of last night's premiere will pre-empt tonight's "Private Practice."

[01/13/11 - 11:01 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Earn Jan. 3-7 Late-Night Ratings Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 3-7.

[01/13/11 - 10:34 AM]
VH1's Hit Reality Series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" Checks in For Reunion Special
The hour-long special premieres Wednesday, January 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/13/11 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Hodgepodge Night
News coverage from 8:38-9:19 p.m. ET disrupted the broadcast networks last night.

[01/13/11 - 09:11 AM]
"Nightline" is #1 in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 3-7.

[01/13/11 - 09:01 AM]
ABC's Wins Wednesday as "Off the Map" Opens Strong Despite Viewing Disruptions
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 12.

[01/13/11 - 08:02 AM]
USA Network Presents a Characters Unite Film "The Space Between" to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Melissa Leo and Anthony Keyvan star in the film, from director Travis Fine.

[01/13/11 - 08:01 AM]
Mark Stern Named President Syfy Original Programming
"Mark is a supremely smart and talented executive, whose unbridled passion, energy and imagination continue to drive Syfy's world class development team," said Dave Howe.

[01/13/11 - 07:49 AM]
Spike TV Acquires the Half-Hour Unscripted Travelogue Series, "Three Sheets"
The series makes its network premiere on Tuesday, February 8 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/13/11 - 07:48 AM]
Craig Ferguson Says It All on Epix
His special "Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said?" bows Saturday, February 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/13/11 - 07:32 AM]
PBS Celebrates Black History Month with More True Originals
Plus: Thousands of hours of PBS programming are available on the PBS Video Portal.

[01/13/11 - 06:37 AM]
...Is the First Dance Act Selected by Paula Abdul and the "Live to Dance" Experts to Advance to the Finals
CBS details the show's latest elimination.

[01/13/11 - 06:32 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry to Perform on "The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Feb. 13 on CBS
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced at a later date.

[01/13/11 - 06:18 AM]
CBS Announces the Two Former Castaways, Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano, Who Will Join the Tribes on "Survivor: Redemption Island"
The show's 22nd season rolls out Wednesday, February 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/12/11 - 07:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 12
Updates include: Nick Stahl joins FOX's "Locke & Key"; Ben Lawson to star in USA's "Wild Card"; and Justin Long books a comedy pilot at CBS.

[01/12/11 - 06:22 PM]
Recap of Tonight's Scheduling Changes: "Better With You," "Human Target" Pulled
As a result of the speech's 20-minute overrun, ABC and CBS will stagger the start times of their lineups by said amount while FOX and NBC will join theirs in progress.







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[09/17/14 - 01:34 PM]
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[09/17/14 - 01:33 PM]
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[09/17/14 - 12:44 PM]
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[09/17/14 - 12:38 PM]
SundanceTV Celebrates Academy(R) Award Winner Danny Boyle
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[09/17/14 - 12:24 PM]
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[09/17/14 - 12:16 PM]
TV Land Hosts a Two-Day Marathon for the 30th Anniversary of "The Cosby Show"
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[09/17/14 - 12:15 PM]
FX Networks Announces 2014 New York Comic Con Schedule
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[09/17/14 - 12:01 PM]
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[09/17/14 - 11:59 AM]
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[09/17/14 - 11:14 AM]
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[09/17/14 - 11:13 AM]
Discovery Channel and BBC Track One of the World's Rarest Animals in "Last Tiger Standing"
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, September 25 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
Time to Set the DVR: A Guide to CMT's Fall Lineup
Among the newly announced dates are the return of "Redneck Island" and two one-hour specials from "Party Down South."

[09/17/14 - 10:29 AM]
PBS to Present "America After Ferguson" Friday, September 26, 2014, 8-9 p.m. ET
The special will be taped before an audience on Sunday, September 21, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.