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[11/19/10 - 08:12 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 19
Updates include: Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" to sign off; Cartoon Network cancels "Unnatural History"; and Carlton Cuse lands his first post-"Lost" project at ABC.

[11/19/10 - 05:28 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Gives "The Good Guys" Saturday Late-Night Slot, "Running Wilde" to Wrap December 28
A round-up of odds and ends not found in the press release.

[11/19/10 - 04:50 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Bears/Dolphins Get It Done for NFL Network
USA's "Burn Notice" takes second in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/19/10 - 04:18 PM]
FOX Announces 2010-2011 Midseason Schedule
Among the big changes: "American Idol" shifts to Wednesdays and Thursdays.

[11/19/10 - 02:11 PM]
Report: The CW's Scripted Output Breaks Fall Record
The netlet plans to air 99 hours of scripted programming this fall, the largest in its five-year history.

[11/19/10 - 01:49 PM]
NBC's "People of the Year" With Matt Lauer to Air on Thursday, Nov. 25 at 9PM
Plus: the first excerpts from Lauer's interview with LeBron James.

[11/19/10 - 01:39 PM]
NBC's Hit Competition Series "Minute to Win It" Announces More Open Auditions for December in Detroit, New York and Miami
As previously announced, the series heads to Las Vegas this Saturday, November 20 for open auditions.

[11/19/10 - 01:03 PM]
Video: "Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol" Trailer Released
The special premieres Saturday, December 25 at 9:00/8:00c on BBC America.

[11/19/10 - 12:08 PM]
Video: The Wait is Over! "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" Trailer
The prequel to the Starz original series premieres Friday, January 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/19/10 - 11:28 AM]
"Sister Wives Honeymoon Special" Premieres Sunday, November 21 at 10/9c on TLC
The one-hour special will be followed by a second season, due in March.

[11/19/10 - 11:01 AM]
Exclusive: "Merlin" Returns to Syfy on Friday, January 7
The show's third season will air Friday night at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/19/10 - 11:00 AM]
Exclusive: Syfy's "Caprica" to Sign Off Tuesday, January 4
The show's "final five" episodes will marathon back-to-back beginning at 6:00/5:00c.

[11/19/10 - 09:37 AM]
ABC Posts Hits 8-Week Highs on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 18.

[11/19/10 - 09:29 AM]
IFC to Premiere Original Series "Onion News Network" and "Portlandia" on Friday, January 21 @ 10 PM and 10:30 PM, ET/PT
Friday nights "continue to be the go-to night for IFC's 'slightly off' original comedy series premieres."

[11/19/10 - 09:28 AM]
"Onion News Network" Is Coming to IFC!
The half-hour comedy premieres Friday, January 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/19/10 - 09:15 AM]
CBS's Entire Thursday Lineup Posts Week-To-Week Increases in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 18.

[11/19/10 - 09:06 AM]
"Wishful Drinking," Carrie Fisher's Hit One-Woman Show, Comes to HBO as a Feature-Length Documentary, Debuting Dec. 12
The special combines archival footage with her one-woman stage performance, which was taped in June before a live audience.

[11/19/10 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "CSI" Surges in CBS Victory
"Bleep My Dad Says" also climbs double digits from last week's numbers.

[11/19/10 - 08:22 AM]
Syfy Orders A New Season of Hit Reality Series "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" and Additional Episodes of Standout "Hollywood Treasure"
Plus: "Ghost Hunters International" to return for a third season in early 2011.

[11/19/10 - 08:14 AM]
VH1's Hit Reality Series "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" Checks in for a Fourth Season
The new season, due December 1, features Eric Roberts, Jeremy London, Rachel Uchitel, Janice Dickinson, Leif Garrett, Frankie Lons, Jason Wahler and Jason Davis.

[11/19/10 - 08:06 AM]
Interview: "Top Gear" Co-Host Tanner Foust

[11/19/10 - 07:56 AM]
Syfy Celebartes the Holiday Season With First Annual "Countdown to Christmas Week" (December 6-12), Sponsored by Kay Jewelers
Highlights include "Ice Quake," an original movie starring Brendan Fehr and Victor Garber.

[11/19/10 - 06:01 AM]
London Calling! Live! In Concert! "Glee" Heads to Stages Across the Atlantic This Spring
Said tour begins June 22 in Manchester, England and runs through July 3 in Dublin, Ireland.

[11/18/10 - 06:36 PM]
Jane Seymour and Joe Lando Join James Keach and Katie Flynn in "Perfectly Prudence," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, January 8
The film is a sequel to Seymour's highly-rated 2008 Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "Dear Prudence."

[11/18/10 - 06:10 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 18
Updates include: Kelsey Grammer is Starz's "Boss"; Beau Bridges to visit ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"; and leads set on Brenda Hampton's pilot for ABC Family.

[11/18/10 - 04:54 PM]
What Kind of People Meat Do Cannibals Prefer to Eat? Spike TV's "MANswers" Is Back for a Shocking New Season to Answer
The new season will follow the relocated "1000 Ways to Die" on Wednesday nights beginning December 8.

[11/18/10 - 03:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Psych" Climbs to Top Spot
Plus: "South Park" holds onto adults 18-49 crown; "Terriers" posts its best numbers since September 15.

[11/18/10 - 03:21 PM]
The Black Eyed Peas, Train and Enrique Iglesias w/Pitbull to Perform at The "2010 American Music Awards(R)," November 21 on ABC
They join previously announced acts Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, P!nk and Usher.

[11/18/10 - 03:07 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" and "Storm Chasers" Are Top 2 Non-Fiction Cable Programs Among Men in Prime on Wednesday
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 17.

[11/18/10 - 02:07 PM]
Claire Danes to Star in "Homeland" - Emmy(R) Winner Returns to Series Television on Showtime
Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa are behind the pilot, which begins production in January.

[11/18/10 - 01:35 PM]
Jennifer Esposito Joins The Cast of "Blue Bloods" As A Series Regular
The actress had been recurring as "street-smart, tough and funny" Detective Jackie Curatola.

[11/18/10 - 01:13 PM]
Jay Leno Ties "Late Show" in 18-49 Rating, Tops "Late Show" and ABC's "Nightline"-"Kimmel" Combo in 18-49 Viewers and Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 8-12.

[11/18/10 - 01:08 PM]
NBC Decks the Halls With Special Holiday-Themed Series Episodes
Highlights include a stop-motion animated episode of "Community" and a one-hour "The Office" on Thursday, December 9.

[11/18/10 - 12:10 PM]
GSN and Drew Carey Announce New Primetime Show to Premiere in Spring 2011
Carey and Joe Roth are producing the series, "a lively, unpredictable and hilarious half-hour of improvised sketch comedy, complete with audience participation."

[11/18/10 - 10:38 AM]
NBC's Popular Competition Series "Minute to Win It" Holds Casting Calls This Saturday, November 20 in Las Vegas
As previously announced, the series returns on Tuesday, December 7 with special holiday-themed episodes.

[11/18/10 - 10:33 AM]
Critically Acclaimed, Emmy-Award Winning "Damages" Arrives at Its New Home on DirecTV; Showcase of Seasons 1 - 3 Begins in January
Plus: the newly produced fourth season of 10 episodes will debut in the summer of 2011.

[11/18/10 - 10:31 AM]
Bada Bing! VH1 Picks Up "Mob Wives": The Weinstein Co. and Electus to Produce First Project from JustJenn Productions
The series revolves around four women "who have to pick up the pieces and carry on after their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities."

[11/18/10 - 10:22 AM]
ABC Family Set to Premiere the Half-Hour Animated Film, "The Gruffalo," on Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 PM ET/PT
The project, based on Axel Scheffler's best selling children's picture book, features the voice talents of Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, James Corden, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson.

[11/18/10 - 10:10 AM]
Caron Confirms "Medium's" Cancellation
"It's true. Allison Dubois will dream her last dream on 'Medium', Friday, January 21st," the show's creator said in a statement.

[11/18/10 - 09:59 AM]
"HGTV Design Star" Season 6 Now Casting
Beginning Sunday, December 5, open auditions will get underway at various locations across the country.

[11/18/10 - 09:27 AM]
Video: Do You Have What It Takes to Beat the "Million Dollar Money Drop" and Win $1 Million in Cold, Hard Cash?
FOX releases the first promo for the upcoming weeklong stunt, airing December 20-23.

[11/18/10 - 09:26 AM]
"Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments" to Premiere December 17 @ 8 PM
The 90-minute special marks the network's first-ever original offering.

[11/18/10 - 09:23 AM]
Video: NBC Serves Up The First Promo for Their New Thanksgiving Treat "Taylor Swift: Speak Now"
The one-hour special airs Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/18/10 - 09:17 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Comedy Block Continues to Grow Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 17.

[11/18/10 - 09:14 AM]
"Survivor," "Criminal Minds" and "The Defenders" All Post Week-To-Week Increases in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 17.

[11/18/10 - 08:43 AM]
TBS Celebrates Festivus with Nine-Hour "Seinfeld" Marathon
Featured installments include "The Contest," "The Strike," "The Soup Nazi" and "The Muffin Tops."

[11/18/10 - 08:35 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Criminal Minds" Rebounds in CBS Win
All three of the Eye's series rebound from last week.

[11/18/10 - 08:28 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Hits Season-Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 8-12.

[11/18/10 - 08:21 AM]
Fans Select "Roswell" Concept for Syfy and IGN.com B Movie Mogul Saturday Original Movie
Jason Connery, son of the legendary former James Bond star Sean Connery, is directing the project.

[11/18/10 - 08:18 AM]
The Beatles, Bob Geldof and The Clash Come to BBC America
"Harvey Met Bob," "The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco" and "The Rebel Truce: The Clash" are among December's offerings.







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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
52 Million Viewers Tune-In to World Series Game 7
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[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
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The themed episode airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
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NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Celebrates 100 Episodes by Revealing Hidden Nods to the Original Series Placed Within the Show Over the Past Five Years
Said anniversary installment airs next Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
Additionally, McHale's production company, Free Period Productions, will continue its production development deal, in which he will give the network first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.

[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Surprises Iyanla Vanzant with Epic Home Makeover in OWN Special to Air Saturday, November 29
"Oprah Prime: Iyanla I'll Fix Your House" airs on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sweeps Into November - All-New Episodes of Fan-Favorite Dramas, Comedies, Events and Unscripted Series
The network details its programming highlights for the next month (SPOILERS!).

[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
"Banksy Does New York," A User-Generated Chronicle of the Famed Street Artist's 31 Days in New York City, Debuts Nov. 17, Exclusively on HBO
Capturing this month of madness, the film incorporates user-generated content, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, from New Yorkers and Banksy hunters alike.

[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
Ovation's Hit Original Series "Song by Song" Continues Tuesday, December 9 with the Premiere of "Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling"
The documentary music series will focus on the wildly successful, classically trained electronic violinist, dancer and composer, who has become an internet phenomenon.

[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to Appear on the "Hollywood Film Awards(R)" Nov. 14 Live on CBS
They join previously announced guests Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O'Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.

[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
National Geographic Channel Will Go Under the Covers on the Science of Sleep in Television Event "Sleepless in America" Premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 PM ET/PT
The film spotlights our nation's sleep-loss epidemic, revealing the serious consequences of not sleeping enough and explaining how we became a society that fails to prioritize sleep.

[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Eric and his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress are here to subject A-list stars to a hellish and inescapable nightmare talk show experience.

[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
NBC spins the numbers for the weekend of October 25-26.