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[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.

[10/27/10 - 06:53 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 27
Updates include: HBO renews "Bored to Death," "Eastbound & Down"; ABC greenlights "Charlie's Angels" pilot; and Donald Trump inks a first-look deal with NBC Universal.

[10/27/10 - 04:03 PM]
Syfy Cancels "Caprica," Final Five Episodes Pushed to 2011
"Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, 'Caprica' has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season," said Mark Stern.

[10/27/10 - 03:42 PM]
History, WE tv, truTV & More to Close Year With Originals
Updates on 10 cable originals, including History's "Top Gear," VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" and WE tv's "The Locator."

[10/27/10 - 02:43 PM]
Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" Earns Highest Rated Episode in Series History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 26.

[10/27/10 - 01:32 PM]
News Corp. Rejects Cablevision's Offer
"It is now clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that News Corp. is operating in bad faith," said Cablevision's Charles Schueler.

[10/27/10 - 01:05 PM]
The CW's November Sweep Highlights
The netlet details its programming highlights for the sweeps period (SPOILERS!).

[10/27/10 - 12:14 PM]
Forget Date Night, It's Kate Night on TLC
"Kate Plus Eight: Alaska" and "William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" both premiere Sunday, November 7 on the cable channel.

[10/27/10 - 11:43 AM]
TNT Has Record Setting Ratings for NBA Season Opener
TNT spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 26.

[10/27/10 - 11:39 AM]
MTV's Thursday Night Lineup Is Back With "Pranked" and "Megadrive" Premiering on November 4 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: The "Best Of Pranked" airs on Saturday, October 30 at 8PM ET/PT.

[10/27/10 - 11:02 AM]
The World Premiere of "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" Debuts Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 P.M.* on Comedy Central(R)
The three-part episode features special voice guest appearances by Al Gore and Coolio.

[10/27/10 - 10:58 AM]
Cablevision Statement Regarding New Offer For Fox 5
"We agree to pay the rate Fox charges Time Warner Cable for carriage of WNYW-Fox 5 New York and WTXF-Fox 29 Philadelphia for a period of one year," reads the statement.

[10/27/10 - 10:54 AM]
ABC Draws its Largest Tuesday Audience in 3 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 26.

[10/27/10 - 10:25 AM]
Showtime Announces "Showtime Anytime(TM)," The Network's New Authenticated Broadband Service
Plus: Comcast customers can access the service now through Xfinity TV's online service at XfinityTV.com.

[10/27/10 - 10:01 AM]
Artist of the Year Nominees Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Ke$Ha Announced as Performers for the 38th Annual 'American Music Awards(R)' November 21 on ABC
They join previously announced acts including Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, P!nk and Usher.

[10/27/10 - 09:28 AM]
CBS.com Launches "Employee of the Month" Contest Inspired by CBS's Hit Show "Undercover Boss"
Each finalist will be automatically eligible for the $5,000 Employee of the Year vote at the end of the season.

[10/27/10 - 09:15 AM]
"NCIS" Is Tuesday's #1 Program in Viewers With Its Largest Audience Since January
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 26.

[10/27/10 - 08:59 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Glee" Returns as Adults 18-49 Leader
The show's "Rocky Horror"-themed installment is tops in the key demographic.







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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."