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[09/21/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 21
Updates include: Victor Garber to voice title role on "Charlie's Angels"; The CW wants "Extreme Musical Chairs"; and "Roseanne's Nuts," "Russian Dolls" out at Lifetime.

[09/21/11 - 04:19 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Teen Mom" Finale Tops Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: Pants Off," TLC's "Big Hair Alaska" and TBS's off-network premiere of "The Big Bang Theory."

[09/21/11 - 03:50 PM]
Comedy Central Is Hot Hot Hot! "Tosh.0" Fall Season Premiere Pulls in 3 Million Viewers, "Workaholics" Draws a Record 2.1 Million
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/11 - 11:44 AM]
A&E Premieres New Original Series "American Hoggers" on Wednesday, October 19 at 10PM ET/PT
The Thom Beers-produced newcomer was previously slated to roll out this past summer.

[09/21/11 - 10:35 AM]
Disney XD Orders 2nd Season of No. 1 Original Series "Kickin' It"
The show's July 25 episode is the network's No. 1 live-action telecast ever in Boys 6-14, Boys 6-11 and Boys 9-14.

[09/21/11 - 10:06 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: Texas" Premieres Wednesday, November 2 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson will join Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons at the judges' table.

[09/21/11 - 09:16 AM]
"Reel Love" Starring LeAnn Rimes and Burt Reynolds to Premiere Sunday, November 13 on CMT
The two-hour movie will premiere at 7:00/6:00c on said night.

[09/21/11 - 09:14 AM]
CBS Tuesday Dramas Score Ratings Wins; Premiere of "Unforgettable" Sweeps Time Period
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/11 - 08:59 AM]
Social Media Darlings "Junk Gypsies" Bring Rebellious Design Style to New HGTV Series
The series will sneak peek on HGTV on Sunday, November 27 at 7:00/6:00c.

[09/21/11 - 08:52 AM]
ABC Finishes #2 on Tuesday in Viewers/"Body of Proof" Tops its Season Finale by Double Digits
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/11 - 08:51 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Presents Martin Scorsese's Documentary "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," Debuting Oct. 5 and 6, Exclusively on HBO
The film was produced by Scorsese, Olivia Harrison and Nigel Sinclair.

[09/21/11 - 08:36 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" Season Two Premieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 p.m.
The hit sketch series will follow the fall season premiere of "South Park."

[09/21/11 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "New Girl" Gives FOX Demo Crown
The Zooey Deschanel-led comedy builds off its "Glee" lead-in, finishing as the night's top 18-49 draw.

[09/21/11 - 08:11 AM]
The 15th Anniversary of "South Park" Continues With All-New Episodes Beginning on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
Plus: premiering on Sunday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c is Arthur Bradford's documentary, "Six Days to Air: The Making of 'South Park.'"

[09/21/11 - 07:35 AM]
Investigation Discovery Digs Up Eccentric Last Requests from Beyond the Grave in Season 2 of "The Will: Family Secrets Revealed"
10 new episodes will roll out beginning Wednesday, October 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[09/21/11 - 07:33 AM]
PBS to Debut First Episode of Ken Burns's "Prohibition" on Free PBS Apps for iPad and iPhone Beginning September 23
The entire series will air nationally on PBS Sunday-Tuesday, October 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

[09/21/11 - 06:57 AM]
U.K. Comedy Stars Join Matt Smith in This Year's "Doctor Who" Christmas Special
Claire Skinner), Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir and Alexander Armstrong are among those featured in the Steven Moffat-penned installment.

[09/21/11 - 06:55 AM]
FOX and Gordon Ramsay Check Into "Hotel Hell" (Working Title)
In the series, Ramsay and a team of hospitality experts will travel across the country to fix struggling hotels.

[09/21/11 - 06:28 AM]
"48 Hours Mystery," TV's Most Popular True-Crime Series, Launches iPad App
Users get access to full video episodes from each week's show as well as stories dating all the way back to the 2005-2006 season.

[09/21/11 - 12:18 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The X Factor" Judge Simon Cowell
Part two of two from our chat with the folks behind the FOX series.

[09/21/11 - 12:17 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The X Factor" Host Steve Jones
Part one of two from our chat with the folks behind the FOX series.

[09/21/11 - 12:16 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Revenge" (ABC)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/21/11 - 12:15 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "The X Factor" (FOX)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[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.







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[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
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