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[04/07/11 - 10:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 7
Updates include: Robert Sean Leonard to depart FOX's "House"; Sean Bean joins ABC's "Missing"; and Bravo shutters "The Real Housewives of D.C."

[04/07/11 - 09:01 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 7
Plus: Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean will perform on the next results show Thursday, April 14.

[04/07/11 - 05:08 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" New Recipe Spices Up the Ratings Delivering Double Digits Increases in Adults 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 6.

[04/07/11 - 03:40 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars," "Extreme Couponing" Split 18-49 Crown
TLC's newcomer shares top honors in the key demographic with A&E's hit series.

[04/07/11 - 03:11 PM]
Syfy's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" Sets Series Ratings Records for Third Consecutive Week
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 6.

[04/07/11 - 02:02 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom" Special Hands MTV Demo Crown
Plus: The Women's NCAA Basketball Championship sparks ESPN on the night.

[04/07/11 - 12:53 PM]
MTV Announces Two "Jersey Shore" Spinoffs
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio and Jenni "JWoww" Farley will topline the respective projects.

[04/07/11 - 12:27 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Finishes vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of March 28-April 1
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 28-April 1.

[04/07/11 - 12:25 PM]
Style Network Debuts New Wedding Programs on April 23!
Said duo includes the first-ever "How Do I Look?" wedding episode and the new special "Glamour's 25 Biggest Wedding Dos and Don'ts."

[04/07/11 - 12:16 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "I (Almost) Got Away With It" Returns With Third Season Starting Tuesday, April 12
The third season kicks off with six episodes and an additional seven episodes starting Tuesday, May 31.

[04/07/11 - 11:58 AM]
FOX Orders Up a Second Serving of "Bob's Burgers"
"[The series] has proved to be a perfect neighbor to our slate of fan-favorite animated families this year," said Kevin Reilly.

[04/07/11 - 11:58 AM]
Showtime(R) Moves Into House and Home: Network Orders 12 Half-Hours of "House of Lies," 12 One-Hour Episodes of Drama "Homeland"
Both series will start production during the summer of 2011.

[04/07/11 - 11:28 AM]
MTV Networks Entertainment Group Launches 345 Games: New Video Game Division to Develop Gaming Related Products Based on Comedy Central(R) and Spike TV Franchises
First out of the gate are "Deadliest Warrior: Legends" and "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon."

[04/07/11 - 11:04 AM]
Q1 2011 Cable Ratings Recap: "The Game," "Tosh.0" & "Spartacus" See Largest Growth Among Scripted Series
"Hot in Cleveland," "Californication," "Big Love" conversely saw the biggest declines.

[04/07/11 - 10:54 AM]
"Inspector America" Premieres Sunday, April 17 at 10 p.m. on History(R)
The newcomer follows Timothy Galarnyk, an infrastructure safety inspector with over 35 years of experience.

[04/07/11 - 10:06 AM]
"Late Show" Tops "The Tonight Show" in Adults 18-34 for the Second Consecutive Week and Ties in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 28-April 1.

[04/07/11 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" Surges Week to Week/"Off the Map" Improves its Time Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 6.

[04/07/11 - 08:57 AM]
Sundance Channel Acquires Critically Acclaimed Fan Favorite "My So-Called Life"
Repeats of the short-lived ABC series will premiere Monday, April 25 at 11:00/10:00c on the network.

[04/07/11 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Breaking In" Hits Post-"Idol" Highs
The show's launch had the best "Idol" retention of any sitcom in over four years.

[04/07/11 - 08:30 AM]
Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini Star in HBO Films' "Cinema Verite," A Dramatic Look at the Making of the Groundbreaking Documentary "An American Family," Debuting April 23
The pay channel further details the original movie, which also stars Patrick Fugit, Kathleen Quinlan, Lolita Davidovich, Shanna Collins and Thomas Dekker.

[04/07/11 - 08:09 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Turns in 2nd-Best Performance This Season
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 28-April 1.

[04/07/11 - 07:40 AM]
mtvU Pairs the Hottest Performances with the Hottest Movies During the 2011 "mtvU Movies & Music Festival"
"Movies & Music Festival" will air on mtvU beginning May 16th and across MTV platforms the weeks of May 23rd and May 30th.

[04/07/11 - 06:46 AM]
Additional Presenters Announced for the "TV Land Awards 2011" Premiering Sunday, April 17 at 9 pm ET/PT
Newly on tap: Barbara Walters, Ben Stiller, Paul Reiser, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Marlo Thomas and "The Real Housewives of New York City."

[04/07/11 - 06:12 AM]
"The X Factor" Launches First-Ever Audition Studios Across America
Throughout the month of April, anyone 12 years old or over will have the opportunity to use the state-of-the-art studios to audio- and video-record their a cappella audition.

[04/07/11 - 05:31 AM]
ESPN Launches New "WatchESPN" App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Said app is available to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers.

[04/07/11 - 05:01 AM]
GMC, America's Favorite Network for Uplifting Music and Entertainment, Announces Casting Call for New Original Series "America Sings" Hosted By Drew Lachey
"America Sings," due this June, is "an uplifting, one-of-a-kind victory of voices celebration that will highlight North America's most talented singing groups and the communities they are from."

[04/07/11 - 05:01 AM]
We Are Family: BET Favorite Antonia "Toya" Carter Makes a Comeback With Her Own Original Series "Toya: A Family Affair," Premiering Tuesday, April 12 At 10:00 P.M.
The follow up to "Tiny & Toya" will now launch one week earlier than previous announced.

[04/07/11 - 04:01 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces "Witness: Disaster In Japan" - Powerful World Premiere Documentary Captures Historic Catastrophe Through the Eyes of Those Who Experienced It
The one-hour special airs Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[04/07/11 - 12:29 AM]
Interview: "Nikita" Executive Producer Craig Silverstein
The CW's freshman drama returns with new episodes tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/06/11 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 6
Updates include: Mary McDonnell named regular on TNT's "The Closer"; Hope Davis joins Tea Leoni's "Spring/Fall" at HBO; and Jennifer Coolidge to guest on NBC's "Help Wanted."

[04/06/11 - 04:11 PM]
NBC Revives "Chase" on Saturday Nights Beginning April 23
The first of five new episodes will air Saturday nights at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/06/11 - 02:52 PM]
WWE Delivers 12 Million Unique Viewers to USA Monday Night
USA further spins the numbers for Monday, April 4.

[04/06/11 - 01:23 PM]
ESPN's "E:60" Returns April 12 with Five New Episodes
Carl Crawford and Christina Taylor Green are among the upcoming topics.

[04/06/11 - 11:41 AM]
Bravo Media Announces Aggressive Development Slate With Eight New Series, Including a Scripted Project With Lionsgate
"Face Down" follows "a charming and irresistibly flawed make-up artist as he navigates through a world of dodgy politicians, demanding stars, and privileged socialites."

[04/06/11 - 11:23 AM]
MTV's Award Winning Docu-Series "True Life" Returns With a Five Episode Marathon on Saturday, April 9 Beginning at 2PM ET/PT
From over-the-top fun to difficult internal struggles, this special marathon covers a wide spectrum of topics.

[04/06/11 - 11:13 AM]
Ford Kicks Off Its 17th Year Of Support For Susan G. Komen For The Cure With Help From The CW's "America's Next Top Model"
"Ford Warriors in Pink and 'America's Next Top Model' share a common goal to empower women and encourage others to join us in the fight against breast cancer," said Crystal Worthem.

[04/06/11 - 10:33 AM]
Video: The "Season of the Superstars" Kicks Off With Lil Wayne as the "Superstar of the Week" on "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew"
Check out a sneak preview of the season's opening number.

[04/06/11 - 10:30 AM]
CBS Sweeps Tuesday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 5.

[04/06/11 - 10:19 AM]
The Style Network Launches National Campaign to Combat Obesity With First-Ever "Fight With Style: Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids" Town Hall in St. Louis on April 16
Style's cameras will capture the town hall for a half-hour special, "Too Fat for 15: The Obesity Crisis," airing in June.

[04/06/11 - 09:37 AM]
"Glee" Goes Gaga With Super-Sized 90-Minute Episode Tuesday, April 26, on FOX
The expanded installment will bump "Raising Hope" to 9:30/8:30c, pre-empting "Traffic Light."

[04/06/11 - 09:00 AM]
Kids Share Their Views on Belief in Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, "Freedom to Believe...Or Not," Premiering Sunday, April 17, on Nickelodeon
The half-hour special features commentary from Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcast Network, and Barry Lynn, the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

[04/06/11 - 08:55 AM]
ABC's "Body Of Proof" is #1 at 10pm for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 5.

[04/06/11 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins as "The Good Wife" Gains
Said growth comes despite a repeat lead-in from "NCIS: Los Angeles."

[04/06/11 - 07:26 AM]
TLC Hosts Royal Wedding Event and Live Broadcast in Times Square on Friday, April 29
TLC has secured Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer songwriter Colbie Caillat to be part of the event with a live performance.

[04/06/11 - 07:21 AM]
Emeril Lagasse Spotlights America's "Original" Restaurants in New Cooking Channel Series
"The Originals with Emeril," a 13-episode series, premieres Thursday, May 5 at 10:30/9:30c.

[04/06/11 - 07:14 AM]
Stephen K. Friedman Promoted to President of MTV
During Friedman's tenure, MTV has earned five consecutive quarters of growth.

[04/06/11 - 07:01 AM]
Verizon and Starz Entertainment Announce New, Expanded FiOS TV Agreement
As part of the new comprehensive deal, Verizon will continue to offer the full complement of Starz Entertainment's offerings.

[04/06/11 - 06:59 AM]
Syfy Hidden Camera Reality Series "Scare Tactics" Renewed for a Fifth Season
Tracy Morgan will once again host the new 13-episode season, due in the fall of 2012.

[04/06/11 - 06:45 AM]
WE tv Acquires Popular Sitcoms "Frasier," "Roseanne" and "Will & Grace"
"Frasier" debuts this Friday at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Roseanne" and "Will & Grace" in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

[04/06/11 - 06:39 AM]
AMC Launches "The Killing" Suspect Tracker on AMCTV.com
Viewers can "delve deeper into the mystery of Rosie's death by placing their vote online every week on a prime suspect in the murder investigation."







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[09/18/14 - 11:31 AM]
FX Picks Up "Tyrant" for a Second Season
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[09/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
BBC America Presents the 2014 Britannia Awards Honorees
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[09/18/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Got Talent" Finale, "Laura" Premiere
The Peacock easily leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Comedy Central's "@midnight" Joins New York Comedy Festival Lineup, Will Tape and Air Week of Shows in NYC
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[09/18/14 - 06:09 AM]
Darrell Hammond to Serve as New Announcer for "Saturday Night Live"
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[09/18/14 - 05:54 AM]
Aubrey Plaza to Be Voice of Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" Premiering November 29
The infamous kitty with the hilariously woeful but endearing facial expression stars in her very own live-action Christmas movie this holiday season.

[09/17/14 - 10:00 PM]
Winner Voted of NBC's Hit Summer Series "America's Got Talent"
The winner will headline "America's Got Talent Live" at The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (September 26 and 27).

[09/17/14 - 01:35 PM]
ABC Family's "100 Days Until Christmas" Campaign a Social Media Hit on Facebook
"Pretty Little Liars" continues to be dominate on Twitter, ranking as TV's #1 most-tweeted TV drama series of Summer 2014.

[09/17/14 - 01:35 PM]
The Viral Video Show That Started It All, "America's Funniest Home Videos," Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Maker Studios Content Partnership Anchored by Original Clip Show "ShayFV" Starring Shay Carl
The original content initiative extends an existing relationship between Vin Di Bona Productions and Maker Studios.

[09/17/14 - 01:34 PM]
Former President Bill Clinton to Appear on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Thursday, September 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
President Clinton will preside over the 10th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, which takes place next week (September 21-24) in New York City.

[09/17/14 - 01:33 PM]
A+E Networks(R) Hits 22 Million Downloads with TV Everywhere Apps
The free, ad-supported TV Everywhere apps offer fans access to full episodes, movies and exclusive clips of their favorite A+E Networks HD programming.

[09/17/14 - 12:44 PM]
TBS to Celebrate 20 Years of "Friends" with 20-Episode Marathon on Sept. 22
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[09/17/14 - 12:38 PM]
SundanceTV Celebrates Academy(R) Award Winner Danny Boyle
In honor of his upcoming series "Babylon," SundanceTV is featuring an evening-long celebration of the renowned director, including the original long form episode that inspired the series of the same name.

[09/17/14 - 12:24 PM]
HGTV's "Love It or List It" Begins Production in Raleigh-Durham
Producers at Big Coat Productions are actively seeking potential homeowners who are torn between renovating their existing home and relocating to a new residence.