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[02/23/11 - 10:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 23
Updates include: Jenna Elfman may be ABC's "Bad Mom"; Adam Goldberg reports to CBS's "Rookies"; and Henry Simmons to "Man Up!" for ABC.

[02/23/11 - 10:01 PM]
Five of the "American Idol" Top 24 Semifinalists Revealed
Tomorrow night the judges reveal the remaining 19 contestants who will round out the Top 24.

[02/23/11 - 08:45 PM]
Live at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society's "Newsmaker Luncheon Series: Cable Summit 2011"
Check out our recap of today's event, featuring BET's Loretha Jones, Showtime's David Nevins, USA's Jeff Wachtel and FX's John Landgraf.

[02/23/11 - 05:49 PM]
Jennifer Lopez to World Premiere Video for New Single "On The Floor" During "American Idol" Thursday, March 3, on FOX
"On The Floor" is the first single from Lopez's new album, "Love?," on the Island Def Jam Music Group.

[02/23/11 - 04:02 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Returns to Top Spot
USA's wrestling franchise is cable's most-watched program on the night for the first time in 2011.

[02/23/11 - 01:52 PM]
7-Up, OnStar and Australian Gold Headline the List of Sponsors Featured on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice"
Other brands featured on the new season include Camping World, ACN, Omaha Steaks, and Farouk Hair Systems.

[02/23/11 - 01:46 PM]
History(R) Brings Back the Last American Pioneers Who Thrive in the Louisiana Wilderness in "Swamp People" Season Two, Premiering Thursday, March 31st at 9PM ET/PT
The show's debut last year set a record as History's best-ever original series launch in all key demos with 4.2 million total viewers.

[02/23/11 - 01:32 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: TNT Rides NBA All-Star Game to Victory
The cable channel's coverage of the annual event dominates the night.

[02/23/11 - 01:22 PM]
Tom Hanks and Cee Lo Green to Appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards(R)"
Kimmel will also debut another celebrity-filled video this year featuring Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Kelly Ripa, Minka Kelly, SofĂ­a Vergara and more.

[02/23/11 - 12:58 PM]
CBS Program Advisory for Saturday, Feb. 26 - The Premiere of "The Amazing Race" to Be Rebroadcast, 8:00-9:00 PM
Said encore will be followed by a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" and a new "48 Hours Mystery."

[02/23/11 - 11:59 AM]
CBS Is a Dominant #1 With 16 of the Top 20 Series Spread Across All Program Genres
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/23/11 - 11:57 AM]
FOX Tops Six of Seven Nights for Another Weekly Win
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/23/11 - 11:28 AM]
TLC Names Howard Lee SVP, Production & Development
"Howard has been the driving force for some of TLC's most successful programming choices," said the network's Amy Winter.

[02/23/11 - 11:27 AM]
The Hub Continues Growth With Significant Gains in "Transformers Prime" Post-Premiere and Other Original Programming
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/23/11 - 11:19 AM]
ABC Family's "Greek" Graduates in Series Finale on Monday, March 7
The cable channel details the show's swan song, due next month. (SPOILERS!)

[02/23/11 - 10:59 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Feb. 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/23/11 - 10:23 AM]
Red Carpet Events & Trademark Entertainment News Drive E! "Live From The Red Carpet" App Developed by Trailer Park
The app showcases top industry events like the Oscars and Golden Globes, as well as the celebrity, fashion and entertainment news.

[02/23/11 - 10:19 AM]
Disney Channel is TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day Among Tweens 9-14 for the 12th Consecutive Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/23/11 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Posts Year-Over-Year Audience Growth for the 2nd Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/23/11 - 09:38 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie "William & Kate" to Premiere April 18
Plus: "Royal Wedding of a Lifetime," a six-part series, will launch immediately following the telefilm.

[02/23/11 - 09:36 AM]
Good Morning, U.S.A.! It's Gonna Be a Wonderful Day! "American Dad" Renewed for Seventh Term
"This is fantastic news," said Roger the Alien. "But you do realize I'm not real, right?"

[02/23/11 - 09:28 AM]
Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Vanessa Williams, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and Affion Crockett Among Celebrities Scheduled to Appear at the "42nd NAACP Image Awards" Airing Live Friday, March 4, on FOX
Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady host this year's event, which will also feature performances by Mary Mary and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

[02/23/11 - 09:19 AM]
"NCIS" Is Tuesday's #1 Program in Viewers (21.3 Million) and Adults 18-49, Topping a First-Run "Glee"
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 22.

[02/23/11 - 08:52 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Glee" Falls to "NCIS" in Adults 18-49
Loss comes despite week-to-week gains from all three of FOX's series last night.

[02/23/11 - 07:10 AM]
USA Network Announces the Recipients of "The 3rd Annual Character Approved Awards" Recognizing Twelve Cultural Trailblazers
The recipients will be showcased during the one-hour special, "Character Approved: Honoring 12 Cultural Trailblazers," airing Tuesday, March 8 at 11:00/10:00c.

[02/23/11 - 07:01 AM]
"iCarly" Duo Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy Star as Brilliant Gamers Set to Compete in the Ultimate Virtual Showdown in Nickelodeon Original TV Movie "Best Player," Premiering Saturday, March 12, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
Amir Talai and Janet Varney also star in the project, directed by Damon Santostefano and written by Rich Amberg.

[02/23/11 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Heads to The Big Apple With La La Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony in New Series "La La's Full Court Life" (Working Title)
The 10-episode sequel to "La La's Full Court Wedding" will premiere in August on the cable channel.

[02/23/11 - 05:35 AM]
ESPN, ESPN2 and Disney Channel Achieve High Marks in Annual Beta Cable Operator Study
ESPN retained its number one status for the 11th consecutive year as the network with the most perceived value.

[02/23/11 - 05:01 AM]
"Rip the Runway" Unites Fierce Fashion With Today's Hottest Music, Featuring Designers Rachel Roy, Tennille White, LaQuan Smith, Man vs. Machine, Lila Nikole and WISB 'Way It Should Be' Apparel
Wiz Khalifa, Keri Hilson, Fabolous, Lloyd, Melanie Fiona, Miguel and New Boyz are among the featured performers.

[02/23/11 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Shedding for the Wedding" Host Sara Rue
The CW's latest reality franchise bows tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/22/11 - 10:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 22
Updates include: Christina Ricci in talks to board "Pan Am" at ABC; Ryan Hansen to topline NBC's "Lovelives"; and Kevin Hart joins FOX's "Little in Common."

[02/22/11 - 06:36 PM]
"William & Kate: A Royal Love Story," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie from Emmy(R) Award-Winning Producer Linda Yellen, Has Its World Premiere Exclusively on Hallmark Channel August 13
Yellen, whose credits include "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana," has written and will produce the biopic.

[02/22/11 - 05:49 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush: Alaska" Wraps on Top
The Discovery original takes the adults 18-49 crown while Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place" is the most-watched program.

[02/22/11 - 03:12 PM]
"Gold Rush: Alaska" Finale Strikes a Series High as the #1 Program in All of Television on Friday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, February 18.

[02/22/11 - 02:33 PM]
NBC Picks Up Popular Alternative Series "The Biggest Loser," "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "The Sing-Off" for 2011-12
"They are each unique, attention-getting shows with terrific producing and talent auspices, and we're proud to be associated with them," said Bob Greenblatt.

[02/22/11 - 01:32 PM]
Cartoon Network Announces Winners of "Hall of Game Awards"
The Tony Hawk-hosted event premieres this Friday, February 25 at 7:00/6:00c.

[02/22/11 - 01:22 PM]
TLC Renews "My Strange Addiction" and Sets Premiere Date for Return of "Hoarding: Buried Alive"
The latter launches the second half of its second season with nine all new episodes starting on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/22/11 - 12:46 PM]
Syfy Acquires All 31 Episodes of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Repeats of the series will be stacked on Thursday nights beginning April 7.

[02/22/11 - 11:15 AM]
Shaftesbury's "Connor Undercover" Acquired By Starz Entertainment
Previous acquisitions from the company include the made-for-television movie "Vacation with Derek" and tween series "Baxter."

[02/22/11 - 11:06 AM]
CBS and Netflix Announce Two-Year Licensing Agreement for Library Content
Among the initial offerings: "Medium," "Flashpoint," "Frasier" "Cheers," "Star Trek" and "Twin Peaks."

[02/22/11 - 10:03 AM]
Sara Rue and Barry Watson Star in ABC Family's Original Movie, "My Future Boyfriend," Premiering Sunday, April 10
Valerie Harper and Fred Willard also star in the project, formerly known as "Always & Forever."

[02/22/11 - 09:35 AM]
ABC Claims the Week's Top Series in DVR Playback
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/22/11 - 09:08 AM]
Syfy Announces Spring Premiere Dates
"Stargate Universe" returns Monday, March 7 while "Sanctuary" resumes Friday, April 15.

[02/22/11 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelor" Hits Season Highs/"Castle" Scores Top Number in Nearly 4 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 21.

[02/22/11 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS Among Adults 18-49
Plus: "Two and a Half Men," despite being a repeat, is the night's most-watched program.

[02/22/11 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "The Lying Game"
The newcomer joins recent pickups "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," "Switched at Birth" and "The Great State of Georgia."

[02/22/11 - 07:28 AM]
Milojo Joins Original Media to Produce Second Season of "Be Good Johnny Weir" on Logo and "Spectacular"
Currently in production, the 10-episode sophomore season of "Be Good Johnny Weir" will roll out later this year.

[02/22/11 - 06:31 AM]
From Tricked-Out Vegas Aquariums to Southern-Style "Noodling," Animal Planet Greenlights Duo of Splashy Summer Series
"Tanked" bows in July followed by "Hillbilly Handfishin'" in August.

[02/21/11 - 09:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 21
Updates include: Minnie Driver to "Hail Mary" for CBS; Jason Isaacs to topline NBC's "REM"; and Ashley Judd to star in ABC's "Missing."

[02/21/11 - 01:19 PM]
"Onion SportsDome" Moves To Tuesdays at 8pm ET
"I'm not going to sugarcoat it: moving the SportsDome to eight o'clock is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life," said Mark Shepard.







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[01/18/20 - 06:17 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 06:16 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 03:04 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 02:08 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
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[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
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[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
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[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
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