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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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[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
Little Women Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Lifetime(R)'s "Little Women: NY" Premiering on March 25
Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.

[03/05/15 - 01:08 PM]
Great American Country Renews Three Popular Series
The network announced the renewal of season two of "Flippin' RVs" (Justin and Anna Scribner), season three of "Junk Gypsies" (Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes) and season four of "Celebrity Motor Homes" (Blair Herter).

[03/05/15 - 11:58 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Awards" Host Nick Jonas, Platinum Selling Rapper Iggy Azalea with Grammy-Winner Jennifer Hudson, And Award Winning Pop-Rock Band 5 Seconds of Summer to Perform at This Year's Show
"We are so excited to be nominated and perform at the Kids' Choice Awards! It's our first time at the show and it's going to be awesome!" said 5 Seconds of Summer.

[03/05/15 - 11:53 AM]
Starz Announces Elisabeth Shue and Jason Schwartzman to Guest Star on "Blunt Talk"
Shue and Schwartzman will both appear as possible guests for Walter Blunt's (Patrick Stewart) nightly cable news show "Blunt Talk."

[03/05/15 - 11:41 AM]
#BieberRoast Roasters to Include Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero, Ludacris, Shaq, Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and More!
This year's dais will also feature some of today's hottest comedians including Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross.

[03/05/15 - 11:31 AM]
NBC's "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" Returns with Brand New Episodes
Special half-hour episodes will air Saturday, March 7 and April 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/05/15 - 11:17 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Deliver Decisive February Sweep Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the February sweeps period.

[03/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," Highlighting Stories of Former Church of Scientology Members, Who Detail Their Lives as Followers, Debuts March 29 on HBO
Alex Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

[03/05/15 - 10:35 AM]
AMC Continues the "Mad Men" Celebration with the Release of a Series of Tributes
Bryan Cranston, David O. Russell and Gayle King, among others, reminisce about the pilot, memorable moments and the end of the "Mad Men" era.

[03/05/15 - 10:06 AM]
Cast and Creators of NBC's Hit Comedy "Undateable" Up the Fun at SXSW with Comedy Showcase and Panel
Co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence will lead the comedy tour with series stars Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman.

[03/05/15 - 10:06 AM]
Four Conference Champions Punch NCAA Tickets on FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1, for the second consecutive year, is the exclusive home for the entire BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament from Madison Square Garden in New York City, including on-site studio coverage throughout the event.

[03/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
"ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!," A New Entertainment Special Featuring an Unprecedented Lineup of Country Music Legends Performng Alongside This Year's ACM Award Nominees and Chart-Topping Artists, To Be Broadcast Friday, May 15 on CBS
Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band and Florida Georgia Line among those slated to appear.

[03/05/15 - 09:33 AM]
Series Premiere of "CSI: Cyber" Posts Significant Gains in the Time Period and Versus Year Ago
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/15 - 08:46 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Investigates the Real Story That Inspired CBS' Limited Event Series "The Dovekeepers"
The new one-hour special, "Siege of Masada," premiering Friday, March 27 at 9:00/8:00c, examines the evidence behind this powerful legend.