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[02/02/11 - 10:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 2
Updates include: CBS books two more pilots; Amber Heard in talks for NBC's "Playboy"; and MTV to roll out "Teen Wolf" on Sunday, June 5.

[02/02/11 - 04:59 PM]
Hulu and Viacom Announce Content Partnership
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" are among the shows returning to Hulu.com.

[02/02/11 - 04:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "The Game" Holds Off "Teen Mom"
The BET comedy is the night's top draw in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/02/11 - 04:02 PM]
CBS Renews "NCIS" for the 2011-2012 Season
"It's simply amazing that a show in its eighth season continues to perform at such an elite level," said Nina Tassler.

[02/02/11 - 03:34 PM]
TV Land Celebrates Black History Month With "AfriCOBRA: Art For The People" On February 7
Phylicia Rashad narrates the half-hour special, airing next Monday at 8:30/7:30c.

[02/02/11 - 03:15 PM]
Metal Giant (Iron Invader) and Escaped Bugs (Area 51) Threaten Humankind in February Syfy Saturday Original Movies
Kavan Smith, Nicole de Boer and Donnelly Rhodes star in the former with Bruce Boxleitner, John Shea and Jason London toplining the latter.

[02/02/11 - 03:08 PM]
HBO Shines a Spotlight on Legendary Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub as HBO Documentary Films Acquires Worldwide Rights to Feature-Length Documentary "His Way"
Among those interviewed: George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Ellen Barkin, James Caan, Elliott Gould, Andy Garcia and Ralph Macchio.

[02/02/11 - 02:25 PM]
USA Network Names Heather Olander Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming
Olander was most recently VP of programming and development for CBS Television Distribution.

[02/02/11 - 12:49 PM]
Lifetime's "Seriously Funny Kids" and "One Born Every Minute" Post Triple Digit Growth vs. February 2010 Averages in Premieres
Lifetime spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 12:32 PM]
NBC's "Event" to Now Return March 7; "Friday Night Lights" Back on April 15
Plus: "Harry's Law" repeat stunt set for Sunday, February 13; and "The Celebrity Apprentice" to get super-sized on Sunday, May 8.

[02/02/11 - 12:31 PM]
Bravo Raises Its Brow on the Pop Culture Grid With "The Approval Matrix" Special Premiering Wednesday, February 16th at 11PM ET/PT
Plus: Colin Firth to visit "Inside The Actors Studio" on Monday, February 7 at 7:00/6:00c.

[02/02/11 - 11:32 AM]
Oxygen Media's Hit Dating Competition Series "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too" Returns on April 18 at 10PM ET/PT
Tanisha Thomas hosts the new season, which also features fellow "BGC" alums Natalie, Amber B. and Lea.

[02/02/11 - 11:12 AM]
"One Tree Hill" & "Hellcats" Pair for The CW's Most Watched Tuesday Night in More Than a Year
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 11:08 AM]
Spend Super Bowl Sunday at The "Jersey Shore" With MTV's "Jersey Bowl" Season Three Marathon
Plus: look for an exclusive sneak peek of the remainder of the season when the marathon concludes at 6pm ET/3pm PT.

[02/02/11 - 11:05 AM]
"Saturday Night Live Backstage" Showcases Behind-the-Scenes Exclusives, A New Two-Hour Special on Sunday, February 20 from 9-11 PM ET/PT on NBC
The special is "both a fast-paced journey through the years and an insider's view of how and why it continues to be the trendsetting show that it is."

[02/02/11 - 10:25 AM]
Bellator Fighting Championships to Air New Season Live Saturday Nights on MTV2
The 12-week season will premiere Saturday, March 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/02/11 - 10:15 AM]
"America's Next Top Model" Struts Down the High-Fashion Runway to Kick-Off Cycle 16 on Wednesday, February 23, on The CW
The netlet details this year's 14 participants plus upcoming guest judges.

[02/02/11 - 09:51 AM]
TLC Takes It to a New Level With Series Debut "Outrageous Kid Parties"
The four-part series will follow "Cake Boss" on Monday nights beginning February 21.

[02/02/11 - 09:36 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Line-up Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 09:31 AM]
Jamie Oliver Goes on an International Food Adventure Across Europe and North Africa in "Jamie's Food Escapes"
The six-episode series launches Wednesday, February 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/02/11 - 09:30 AM]
"NCIS" Soars to New Ratings Heights
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 09:10 AM]
Tim Duffy Promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV
Duffy previously served as vice president, original programming, Spike TV.

[02/02/11 - 09:03 AM]
TLC Heats Up January With Year-Over-Year Increases in Key Demos
TLC spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/02/11 - 09:03 AM]
Jayson Dinsmore Joins CMT as Executive Vice President, Development
Dinsmore was formerly senior vice president, alternative development at NBC.

[02/02/11 - 08:48 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Two Record-Breaking Series "Confessions: Animal Hoarding" and "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The returning series will roll out third quarter 2011 and fourth quarter 2011, respectively.

[02/02/11 - 08:43 AM]
Bigpoint and Syfy Partner to Offer "Battlestar Galactica Online" Open Beta Exclusively on Syfy.com and Syfy.co.uk for First Week Beginning Tuesday, February 8
The game is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay.

[02/02/11 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Returns Big for CBS
Plus: The CW sees huge week-to-week growth from "One Tree Hill."

[02/02/11 - 07:59 AM]
"Treasure Island" to Premiere on Syfy in 2012
The two-part event stars Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn and Donald Sutherland as Flint.

[02/02/11 - 06:30 AM]
Additional Grammy(R) Performers Announced for "The 53rd Annual Grammy(R) Awards" Feb. 13
Drake and Rihanna will perform together, and Cee Lo Green will be joined by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets in a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

[02/01/11 - 11:58 PM]
NBC's "Wonder Woman" Pilot: 10 Questions Answered
We answer the frequently asked questions about the project, plus reveal some exclusive new details - including how David E. Kelley hopes to include Katy Perry.

[02/01/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 1
Updates include: Jonathan Demme to direct CBS pilot; NBC rolls back "The Cape" order; and over a dozen more pilots get greenlit.

[02/01/11 - 06:10 PM]
"The Kennedys" World Premiere Movie Event on ReelzChannel
The mini-series, starring Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson will premiere Sunday, April 3 on the network.

[02/01/11 - 04:47 PM]
TNT's Pilot of Updated "Dallas" to Feature Returns of Original Series Stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
Jordana Brewster and Josh Henderson to also star in the project, to be directed by Michael M. Robin.

[02/01/11 - 03:48 PM]
"American Chopper: Senior vs Junior" Rides to Glory With Highest Ratings Since 2004
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, January 31.

[02/01/11 - 03:46 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Builds Yet Again
Both episodes of History's original series crack the seven million viewer mark last night.

[02/01/11 - 03:36 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Atlanta" Tops "Kourtney & Kim"
Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise is tops in total viewers, adults 18-49.

[02/01/11 - 02:14 PM]
NBC Announces Carson Daly as Host of New Competition Series "The Voice," Due to Premiere in Spring 2011
"Carson is the perfect choice to host this exciting new series owing to his credibility, popularity and relevance in both the music world and social media," said Paul Telegdy.

[02/01/11 - 02:05 PM]
USA Originals Lead Way to Ratings Win
USA spins the numbers for the week of January 24-30.

[02/01/11 - 02:05 PM]
TLC's "DC Cupcakes" Returns Sweeter Than Ever for Season Two
The show's 12-episode sophomore run rolls out Friday, February 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/01/11 - 02:04 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winning Original Series "Out of the Wild" Returns, This Time in Venezuela's Unforgiving Wilderness
The eight-part series premieres Thursday, February 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[02/01/11 - 01:11 PM]
Discovery Channel Sees Second Largest Male Audience Ever in January
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/01/11 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Announces Additional Comedy Series Airings This Spring
"Cougar Town" and "Better with You" will follow "Dancing With the Stars" in special Monday airings; plus "Happy Endings" to launch with back-to-back episodes.

[02/01/11 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Announces New Drama "Body of Proof" Airing on a Special Night and Time, Sunday, April 3 at 10:00 P.M.
The show's second episode will follow "Desperate Housewives" on said night.

[02/01/11 - 12:27 PM]
A Helluva Town and My Kinda Town, "Cash Cab" Returns Followed by Series Launch of "Cash Cab Chicago"
Both series will air weeknights starting at 6:00/5:00c beginning Monday, February 14.

[02/01/11 - 12:14 PM]
Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Mega Python Vs Gatoroid," Starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany, Devours 2.35 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Saturday, January 29 and the month of January.

[02/01/11 - 12:05 PM]
Host Russell Brand and Musical Guest Chris Brown Make "SNL" Debuts on February 12
Brand will lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature "Hop" due out April 1st, and will also star in the remake of "Arthur" alongside Helen Mirren on April 8.

[02/01/11 - 11:49 AM]
CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery" Wins Saturday Night With Its Largest Audience Since 2009
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 29.

[02/01/11 - 11:48 AM]
Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation of "The Lost Valentine" Is the Week's #1 Scripted Program
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 24-30.

[02/01/11 - 11:45 AM]
Disney XD Sets January Highs in Total Day and Prime
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/01/11 - 11:44 AM]
January 2011 is Disney Channel's Most-Watched January Ever in Total Day
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of January.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
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[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.