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Disney Channel Renews Hannah with a Change, Sonny with a Chance

Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato

Two of the Disney Channel's teen queens will continue their reigns: The cabler has ordered new seasons of Hannah Montana and Sonny with a Chance.

Hannah Montana, starring Miley Cyrus, will begin production on Season 4 early next year. Coming off of this season's upcoming cliff-hanger, the next cycle will find the Stewart clan struggling to say goodbye to their Malibu home.

"Hannah Montana has become one of the most iconic series in television history," Disney Channel president Gary Marsh said in announcing the pick-up. "Miley and the producers have proposed a change ... read more

TLC Not Letting Go of Jon & Kate Plus 8

Kate Gosselin and the sextuplets

Jon & Kate Plus 8 isn't going anywhere, TLC says.

Some people complain that the stars' marital troubles have become painful to watch, but despite (or because of) those troubles, the fifth-season premiere earned monster ratings.

"The show's ratings have grown consistently, as there has been interest in these real-life issues of this real-life family," TLC said in a statement to E! News. "We will continue... read more

Fall TV: ABC Picks Up Flash Forward Series

Joseph Fiennes in Flash Forward

Marking its second fall season pick-up in as many days, ABC has granted a 13-episode order to Flash Forward, an action-drama based on Robert J. Sawyer's novel of the same name.

Starring Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Flash Forward chronicles the aftermath of a global event in which everyone in the world blacks out for ... read more

Fall TV: ABC Picks Up New Family Comedy

Modern Family

ABC, which already has renewed a dozen series, has taken another small step toward filling out its fall schedule by granting a 13-episode order to Modern Family, a new mockumentary-style comedy.

Described as "a look at the complications that come with being a family" in today's times, the series boasts an ensemble that includes ... read more

Fall TV: Fox's Fringe Renewed for Second Season

Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble

Fox has renewed Fringe for a second season, the network announced Monday.

The renewal isn't exactly a surprise. Fringe has consistently posted decent ratings, and Fox boasts that it's the No. 1 new series among the prized adults 18-to-49 demographic.

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NBC Unveils Fall Lineup, Including Parenthood, Two Medical Dramas & More Thursday SNLs

Peter Krause, Seth Meyers

NBC has revealed "Part 1" of its plan for the 2009-10 TV season, and it includes a second season of Parks and Recreation, a half-dozen installments of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday, and four new dramas.

In addition to renewing Parks and Rec, NBC also officially picked up Heroes for a fourth (albeit likely shortened) season. Previously announced returns include The Office, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, Friday Night Lights, The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Apprentice.

Conspicuously missing from NBC's press release is Medium, despite ... read more

Fall TV: NBC Sizes Up Medium for a Sixth Season

Medium

The future looks bright for Allison DuBois.

On the eve of its Monday "infront" presentation of 2009-10 TV season plans, NBC renewed Medium for a sixth season, says the Hollywood Reporter. An NBC rep has no comment on the report.

The new season of Medium is expected to ... read more

Fall TV Update: Southland Cops a Second Season

Southland

Time to update our Fall TV Scorecard!

Just days before NBC is set to show its entire hand for the 2009-10 TV season, the network picked up the freshman drama Southland for 13 episodes.

Southland could return in the fall, meaning that NBC thus far has two 9 pm dramas — Law & Order: SVU included — in the bank ... read more

NBC Cuts Back Heroes' Episode Order for Next Season

Hayden Panettiere

Heroes' life span will be a little shorter next season.

NBC plans to cut the number of episodes of its superhero drama from 25 this season to 18 to 20 in its fourth season, Ad Age reports.

The reasons for the cutback are legion. read more

Bravo Unveils New Shows, Including First Scripted Series

Bravo

Though Bravo has made a name for itself in the nonfiction TV game, NBC's sibling netlet is delving into a new genre: scripted series.

The network announced plans Tuesday for two new scripted shows during its upfront presentations:

Blueprint follows the lives of two best friends — one straight and one gay — who co-own a New York design firm. The dramedy comes from Laurence Andries (Six Feet Under, Alias) and executive producers Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy for Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl).

30 Under 30 centers on young, influential professionals (a sexy young chef, a gossip blogger, avant-garde artist) whose glamorous — and sometimes scandalous —lives intersect in New York City. Jonathan Prince (The Cleaner, Cane, American Dreams) and Alana Sanko (Murphy Brown) are behind the new show.

Other new reality/competition programming includes ...

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