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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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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.