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    [tuesday, september 20, 2011]    
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[09/20/11 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 20
Updates include: Sam Raimi, Matt Tolmach land CBS dramas; Nicholas Sparks sells "The Watchers" to ABC; and Josh Gad to pen a comedy for NBC.

[09/20/11 - 04:32 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "MNF" Holds Off "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen"
ESPN's football franchise is still cable's top program last night.

[09/20/11 - 02:24 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Disney Originals Top the Viewers Chart
The network's "Shake It Up" and "So Random!" are Sunday's most-watched programs; Bravo's "New Jersey" takes demo crown.

[09/20/11 - 02:19 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "SpongeBob SquarePants" Tops in Prime
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Living for 32," HBO's "24/7: Mayweather/Ortiz" and Lifetime's "Roseanne's Nuts."

[09/20/11 - 01:51 PM]
"Roast of Charlie Sheen" Leads Comedy Central to Its Highest-Rated, Most-Watched Roast in the History of the Franchise With 6.4 Million Total Viewers
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/20/11 - 01:34 PM]
Syfy Greenlights New Reality Series "Dream Machines" and Second Seasons of "Hollywood Treasure" and "Haunted Collector" for 2012
The newcomer will follow Florida-based brothers Marc and Shannon Parker "as they take the most imaginative vehicles ever seen in movies and TV shows and engineer them into realities on road."

[09/20/11 - 01:31 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "How to Make It in America" Returns for Its Eight-Episode Second Season October 2
This season's guest stars include Gina Gershon, Andre Royo, Joe Pantoliano, James Ransone, Eriq LaSalle and Isaac Mizrahi.

[09/20/11 - 12:34 PM]
Me-TV Announces New Shows on Fall Schedule Including NBCUniversal Series "Kojak," "The Rockford Files," & "Columbo"
Also on tap: "Leave it to Beaver," "Dragnet," "Adam 12," "Boris Karloff's Thriller," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "Wagon Train," over the course of the next few years.

[09/20/11 - 12:33 PM]
Canada's Funniest Dysfunctional Family Finds a Home on DirecTV; Hit Comedy "Less Than Kind" Makes U.S. Debut Exclusively on the Audience Network
The series will make its exclusive U.S. debut this fall on DirecTV's Audience Network.

[09/20/11 - 12:29 PM]
"History of the World in Two Hours" Premieres Sunday, October 2 on H2
The special marks the first joint programming experience between the newly renamed H2 (formerly known as History International) and its parent network, History.

[09/20/11 - 12:10 PM]
The "People's Choice Awards" to Be Broadcast Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, on the CBS Television Network
Mark Burnett returns as executive producer of the season's first awards broadcast.

[09/20/11 - 11:37 AM]
"The Closer" Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Drama for the Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 12-18.

[09/20/11 - 11:30 AM]
Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior Celebrate Halloween Throughout October With New Episodes, Popular Guest Stars and Special Performances
Said lineup includes "Wizards of Waverly Place - Apartment 13B," a four-part saga with a new episode each Friday.

[09/20/11 - 11:29 AM]
Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban to Perform on "The 45th Annual CMA Awards"
Paisley and Carrie Underwood host this year's event, airing Wednesday, November 9 at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[09/20/11 - 11:15 AM]
Animal Planet Examines the Battle to Survive Ancient Nordic Lands in New Special "Viking Wilderness"
The four-part event bows Tuesday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c with back-to-back installments.

[09/20/11 - 10:59 AM]
HGTV Adds More Character-Driven Series To Its Programming Lineup
"Junk Gypsies," "Kitchen Cousins" and "Weekends with Luis" are on tap for later this year.

[09/20/11 - 10:56 AM]
LL Cool J Honored as This Year's "I Am Hip-Hop Icon" Award Recipient at the "BET Hip Hop Awards"
Mike Epps hosts the event, premiering Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[09/20/11 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Has Four of the Top 5 Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49 and the Top Three Telecasts of the Week in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 12-18.

[09/20/11 - 10:44 AM]
The Hub TV Network Launches New Season of "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" October 1 With Special "Haunt Your House Sweepstakes"
Guest stars this season include Joel Courtney, Frankie Jonas, Bailee Madison, Dakota Goya and Bobby Coleman.

[09/20/11 - 10:38 AM]
Hallmark Channel Original, "Love Begins", Enchants an Audience of 2.9 Million With 1.8 HH Rating
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 17.

[09/20/11 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Earns No. 2 in Adults 18-49 with its Top-Rated Week in Over 3 Months
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 12-18.

[09/20/11 - 09:32 AM]
"Men" Delivers 28 Mil Viewers, All Time Series High, "2 Broke Girls" Best Fall Comedy Premiere Since 2001; "HIMYM" Scores Best Ever Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/20/11 - 09:30 AM]
TV Guide Network Honors the Small Screen With a Five-Part Series, "100 Moments That Changed TV," Premiering Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Veteran news reporters Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Robin Roberts, Bryant Gumbel and Cynthia McFadden are among the featured personalities.

[09/20/11 - 09:28 AM]
DIY Network Tackles High-End Head-On In New Primetime Series, "Million Dollar Contractor"
The series, featuring New York City's premier contractor Stephen Fanuka, premieres Sunday, October 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/20/11 - 08:53 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Men," "Girls" Huge for CBS
Over 27 million tune into the season premiere of "Two and a Half Men."

[09/20/11 - 08:51 AM]
HBO Comedy Series "Hung" Returns for Its Ten-Episode Third Season October 2
Recurring guest stars this season include Kaitlin Doubleday, Ana Ortiz and Matt Walsh.

[09/20/11 - 08:50 AM]
ABC is the Most-Watched Net on Season-Opening Monday/"Castle" Marks its Best-Ever Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/20/11 - 07:53 AM]
News Flash! "Mobbed" to Air Wednesday, November 23, on FOX
As previously reported, "X Factor" will shrink to one-hour on said night followed by "Mobbed" at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/20/11 - 12:07 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "New Girl" Star Zooey Deschanel
Part three of three from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[09/20/11 - 12:06 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "New Girl" Co-Stars Max Greenfield & Lamorne Morris
Part two of three from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[09/20/11 - 12:05 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "New Girl" Co-Stars Hannah Simone & Jake M. Johnson
Part one of three from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[09/20/11 - 12:02 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Unforgettable" (CBS)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/20/11 - 12:01 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "New Girl" (FOX)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/19/11 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 19
Updates include: Cam Gigandet to star in TNT's "Gateway"; ABC to revive "Scruples"; and Ray Liotta eyed as TNT's "Emperor."

[09/19/11 - 03:13 PM]
ABC Comedy "Modern Family" Captures Five Primetime Emmy Awards
Plus: the Disney/ABC Television Group touts its six other Emmy wins last night.

[09/19/11 - 02:49 PM]
ABC News and the UN Foundation to Launch the "Million Moms Challenge"
The initiative will lead up to an hour-long edition of "20/20" on maternal health anchored by Diane Sawyer on Friday, December 16.

[09/19/11 - 02:26 PM]
"Mobbed," "Iron Man" Tapped for FOX's Thanksgiving Week
Look for a special edition of the Howie Mandel-hosted "Mobbed" after "X Factor" on Wednesday, November 23.

[09/19/11 - 12:12 PM]
"Rachael Ray" Kicks Off Season 6 With a Surprise Celebrity Bash on September 19
The series also welcomes former President Clinton, who helps kick off the week when he and Rachael unveil their plan to roll out healthy meals in schools across America.

[09/19/11 - 11:15 AM]
Kick Off the Holiday Season With Two All-New Animated Specials This Thanksgiving on FOX - "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" and "Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" to Premiere Thursday, November 24
They'll air at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively, on said night.

[09/19/11 - 11:10 AM]
Carson Kressley to Host Inaugural American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(R) Premiering on Hallmark Channel November 11, 2011
Celebrity judges and presenters for the event include Betty White, Victoria Stilwell, Whoopi Goldberg, Hayden Panettierre, Joe Magnaniello, Michael Vartan, Pauley Perrette, Jason Lewis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Faith Ford.

[09/19/11 - 11:10 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Wins Five Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," "Futurama" and "thedailyshow.com"
"Futurama" scored two Emmy wins for Outstanding Animated Program for the episode "The Late Philip J. Fry," as well as an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche.

[09/19/11 - 10:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Emmys No Match for "SNF"
Time-zone adjusted numbers put the Emmys up from last year's telecast.

[09/19/11 - 10:17 AM]
Bravo Partners With Toyota to Unveil First Ever Fully-Integrated Transmedia Play in Hit Franchise "Top Chef"
Original video content on digital platforms will directly impact the on-air storyline, and only by participating on multiple levels will fans get the whole story.

[09/19/11 - 09:54 AM]
Velocity Debut Slate Highlighted by NFL Programming, Automotive Icons and Thrilling Lifestyle Content
An all-HD network targeting upscale men, Velocity will be available in more than 40 million homes at the channel location currently occupied by the HD Theater cable network.

[09/19/11 - 09:49 AM]
"Wheel of Fortune's" 29th Season Offers More Ways to Win, More Reasons to Watch
A new game feature, the "1/2 Car Tag," will give contestants the opportunity to go home with a car, regardless of whether they go to the bonus round.

[09/19/11 - 09:33 AM]
Ten Renowned Chefs Battle for Ultimate Culinary Title in All-Star Season of Food Network Series "The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs"
Alton Brown once again hosts the eight-episode series, premiering Sunday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/19/11 - 09:25 AM]
ABC's "Charlie's Angels" Descends on New York's Times Square Military Island With an Interactive Experience
Professional makeup artists on hand will offer up quick mini-makeovers to transform passersby into fearless, glamorous "Angels."

[09/19/11 - 09:24 AM]
ABC's "Karaoke Battle USA" Announces Online Karaoke Contest Winners
The winners receive a professional karaoke machine and $100 iTunes gift certificate each.

[09/19/11 - 08:32 AM]
truTV's Hit Series "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura" Hits the Road for Third Season of Truth-Seeking and Myth-Debunking
The show's eight-episode third season is slated to launch on truTV in 2012.

[09/19/11 - 08:16 AM]
"The Colbert Report" Makes Show History by Expanding to a Full Hour for the First Time Ever and Featuring Music Icon Radiohead on Monday, September 26 From 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT
The band is set to perform songs from their recent release "King of Limbs" including the new and previously unreleased track "The Daily Mail."







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[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
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