[thursday, december 16, 2010]    
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[12/16/10 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 16
Updates include: USA's "Eden" finds its leads; ABC looks to remake "Being Erica"; and Sarah Bolger joins FOX's "Locke & Key."

[12/16/10 - 04:44 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Coverage Lifts ESPN
Plus: "Storage Wars" leads the adults 18-49 race for A&E.

[12/16/10 - 01:28 PM]
The A Cappella Group, SoCal VoCals, to Perform on "Rules of Engagement" Feb. 7
When Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) begins singing as a hobby, he teams up with the SoCal VoCals.

[12/16/10 - 01:11 PM]
Syfy Cancels "Stargate Universe"
Said development was confirmed by a spokesperson from the network this afternoon.

[12/16/10 - 12:08 PM]
Cartoon Network Launches Free Mobile Apps
The new app allows fans to watch Cartoon Network's most popular shows on the go.

[12/16/10 - 12:07 PM]
USA Delivers Best Week of 2010
USA spins the numbers for the week of December 6-12.

[12/16/10 - 12:03 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Bank$ on Donald Trump: Network Seals Deal to Roast World Renowned Business Magnate
The show is scheduled to tape on March 9 in New York City for an Spring 2011 air date.

[12/16/10 - 11:58 AM]
Video: FOX's "Traffic Light" - All-New Trailer
The series, formerly known as "Mixed Signals," premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 9:30/8:30c.

[12/16/10 - 11:52 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Season-High Ratings
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 11.

[12/16/10 - 11:25 AM]
TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" Honored With Two Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Nominations
"'Hot in Cleveland' is lightning in a bottle with these four fabulous women," said Larry W. Jones.

[12/16/10 - 11:20 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate Season-High Margins of Victory for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Dec. 6-10
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 6-10.

[12/16/10 - 10:42 AM]
The Boys Are Back Living the Dream and Selling the Lifestyle When Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" Returns Tuesday, February 1 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: Josh Altman joins returning cast members Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand.

[12/16/10 - 10:07 AM]
Sao Paulo, Brazil to Host the 2011 Miss Universe(R) Pageant Live on NBC
Next year's event airs Monday, September 12 on the Peacock.

[12/16/10 - 10:00 AM]
NBC Announces the Celebrities Tracing Their Family Trees on Season Two of "Who Do You Think You Are?" Premiering February 4
Plus: the new season gets pushed back two weeks from its original return date, January 21.

[12/16/10 - 09:54 AM]
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys to Perform Together Live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011," Airing December 31 on ABC
They join previously announced acts Ke$ha and Taio Cruz in Times Square.

[12/16/10 - 09:44 AM]
NBC Locks in Sunday Plans for Winter
On tap are the network premieres of "Juno" (February 13) and the "Sex and the City" movie (January 23) as well as a new two-hour special "SNL Backstage" (February 20).

[12/16/10 - 09:38 AM]
Food Network Rings In 2011 With Star Chefs Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine
Said lineup includes the return of "Worst Cooks in America" plus the debut of "Restaurant: Impossible."

[12/16/10 - 09:36 AM]
The Penultimate Episode of "Survivor: Nicaragua" Delivers Largest Audience Since Its Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 15.

[12/16/10 - 09:14 AM]
The "46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" Will Be Broadcast Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 on CBS
Plus: "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country," a new concert special, to tape April 4 for broadcast at a later date.

[12/16/10 - 09:06 AM]
Showtime Free Preview Weekend Available to Over 60 Million Homes Starting Friday, January 7
Said stunt is timed with the January 9 premieres of "Californication," "Episodes" and "Shameless."

[12/16/10 - 08:59 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 in Total Viewers and Among Adults 25-54 for the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 6-10.

[12/16/10 - 08:50 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals on CBS Top the Night
Plus: "The Sing-Off" delivers NBC time period highs this season among adults 18-49.

[12/16/10 - 08:23 AM]
Bravo Media Marks Fifth Consecutive Best Year Ever Across All Key Demos, Digital Platforms, and Financial Metrics
Bravo spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/16/10 - 08:21 AM]
BBC Worldwide Brings "Doctor Who" to App Store
"Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time App" is available now for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

[12/16/10 - 08:19 AM]
MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011" to Provide Comedic Look Back at Year
Whitney Cummings hosts the event, featuring the cast of "Jersey Shore," Bobby Moynihan, Nick Kroll, Keenan Cahill and Flo Rida.

[12/16/10 - 08:02 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Multi-Camera Comedy "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures," Plans Packed First Quarter of New Series Premieres
"House of Anubis," "Power Rangers Samurai," "Bubble Guppies" and "Supah Ninjas" are also due in early 2011.

[12/16/10 - 07:53 AM]
Cartoon Network and Kids Foot Locker Offer One Lucky Viewer the Opportunity to Attend The First-Ever "Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards"
Plus: Kids Foot Locker will sponsor a voting category, awarding the athlete with the best sense of style, featured during the awards show.

[12/16/10 - 07:49 AM]
Oxygen Media Presents the Art of the Tattoo With New Competition Series "Best Ink" (WT)
Additionally, the network has renewed "Hair Battle Spectacular" for a second season.

[12/16/10 - 07:48 AM]
PBS Kids Tops Fall Nielsen Ratings, Kicks Off December With Special Holiday Episodes Featuring Favorite Characters
PBS Kids spins the numbers for September, October and November.

[12/16/10 - 06:14 AM]
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announcement
"Modern Family" leads all TV series with four nominations with six series tied with three nods.

[12/16/10 - 12:58 AM]
Interview: "The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars" Star Malik Spellman
The series, from executive producer Ice-T, premieres tonight on A&E.

[12/15/10 - 06:23 PM]
SAG to Honor Finest Performances of 2010 at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30
Prior to the televised ceremony, the SAG Honors for television and film stunt ensembles will be announced during the live tnt.tv and tbs.com webcasts from the red carpet.

[12/15/10 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 15
Updates include: Marc Cherry books a new drama at ABC; NBC to preview "Perfect Couples" on December 20; and Joel Gallen inks first-look deal with Sony.

[12/15/10 - 06:04 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "16 & Pregnant" Puts MTV on Top
The reality series leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/15/10 - 01:59 PM]
"Running Wilde" Originals Back on This Sunday... Or Not
FOX studder steps on when we'll see new episodes of the series.

[12/15/10 - 01:29 PM]
BBC America Strengthens Its Commitment to Sci-Fi With All New Supernatural Saturdays in 2011
Plus: Repeats of "The X-Files" premiere Monday, January 3 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT after "Doctor Who" airings at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT.

[12/15/10 - 01:21 PM]
"Good Morning America" Teams Up With ABC's "Modern Family" in Search of a Real American Modern Family
Plus: "GMA" will travel to the set of "Modern Family" the week of February 14 to "give viewers an exclusive, all access, behind-the-scenes look at the popular hit show."

[12/15/10 - 12:48 PM]
AMC Greenlights "Hell on Wheels" to Full Series Order
Anson Mount stars as "a former Confederate soldier whose quest for vengeance has led him westward to work on the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad."

[12/15/10 - 12:25 PM]
"Comedy Central Presents" is Back! Featuring Today's Best and Brightest Stand-Up Talent, the 15th Season Premieres Friday, January 21 at 11:00 p.m.
The new season's lineup includes Natasha Leggero, Kyle Kinane, Chelsea Peretti, Hari Kondabolu, Mike Vecchione, Jack Whitehall, Jessi Klein and Sheng Wang.

[12/15/10 - 11:24 AM]
Nickelodeon Is 2010's Top-Ranked Cable Network, Marks 16 Years as Number One
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 10:45 AM]
CMT's Bob Kusbit Returns to Production
Kusbit will return full-time to his company, One Louder Productions, which has an overall deal with MTV Networks and includes a series of "Made" episodes designed specifically for CMT.

[12/15/10 - 10:39 AM]
...Loses 181 Pounds to Become "The Biggest Loser" and Gain $250,000 at Last Night's Live Season 10 Finale on NBC
The Peacock details the winner of "The Biggest Loser's" latest edition.

[12/15/10 - 10:36 AM]
Animal Planet Debuts Miniseries "Infested!" With Stories of Extreme Infestations Where Dream Homes Become Living Nightmares
The project, from Darlow Smithson Productions, premieres Sunday, January 9.

[12/15/10 - 09:57 AM]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces its Inductees for 2011
The 26th annual ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will be broadcast on Fuse.

[12/15/10 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Reveals the Bachelorettes for 15th Edition of "The Bachelor"
Said lineup includes "a good natured funeral director, an emotional waitress, a sexy model who is a real vixen, a competitive hairstylist, a sweet children's hospital event planner and a sassy divorcee."

[12/15/10 - 09:36 AM]
truTV Scores Another Record-Setting Year, Including First-Ever Top 10 Finish Among Men 18-49
truTV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 09:36 AM]
Mandy Patinkin Joins Showtime's Drama Pilot "Homeland"
He will portray a pivotal role in the series as Saul, "a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie's (Claire Danes) boss and mentor."

[12/15/10 - 09:34 AM]
TNT on Track to Win First Place Among Key Adult Demo in 2010; Network Achieves 6% Overall Audience Growth
TNT spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 09:29 AM]
TBS Retakes First Place Among Adults 18-34 in Primetime; Network Scored Big in 2010 with Late-Night and Original Sitcoms
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 09:16 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces "PaleyFest2011"
"True Blood," "The Walking Dead," "American Idol" and a reunion of the casts of Judd Apatow's "Freaks & Geeks" and "Undeclared" are among the first wave.

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[12/01/15 - 05:40 PM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter" Season Premiere Moves to January 19
Due to the scheduling of the State of the Union Address on January 12, "Marvel's Agent Carter" will return for a second season of adventure and intrigue on a new date.

[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings.

[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories.

[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
In just 4 days, Bill Murray and his celebrity friends will bring joy and laughter to people all around the world with the Netflix original holiday special.

[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
"Bolshoi Babylon," An Unprecedented Inside Look at the Famed Russian Ballet Company in the Wake of Scandal, Debuts Dec. 21 on HBO
The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato to Perform in Times Square During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."