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[04/08/11 - 10:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 8
Updates include: Katherine Heigl to lead HBO's "Knitting Circle"; Amber Tamblyn, Katie Jacobs to develop FOX drama; and Bob Odenkirk books a live-action pilot at Adult Swim.

[04/08/11 - 05:39 PM]
Exclusive: More USA Summer Premieres: "Burn Notice," "Suits" on Thursday, June 23; "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness" on Wednesday, June 29
Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams co-star in "Suits" (formerly "A Legal Mind") while Callie Thorne toplines "Necessary Roughness."

[04/08/11 - 04:37 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Puts History in Front
TNT's NBA coverage and MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" also rise to the top last night.

[04/08/11 - 01:03 PM]
ESPN's Thursday Masters Coverage Averages 2.55 Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 7.

[04/08/11 - 12:37 PM]
"The Comedy Awards" to Be Simulcast With Web Exclusive Content on thecomedyawards.com
The webcast, hosted by comedians Andrew Daly and Jen Kirkman, will feature expanded digital exclusive coverage of the inaugural event.

[04/08/11 - 11:37 AM]
HBO Documentary "Gun Fight" Shines a Light on Gun Culture in America When It Debuts April 13
The film, which airs the week of the fourth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, comes from two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple.

[04/08/11 - 11:32 AM]
History(R) Continues Its Ratings Success With Thursday Night Debut of "Mounted in Alaska"
History spins the numbers for Thursday, April 7.

[04/08/11 - 11:31 AM]
HBO Renews Animated Comedy Series "The Ricky Gervais Show" for Third Season
The series wraps its sophomore run next Friday, April 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/08/11 - 11:16 AM]
Students By Day, Ninjas By Night In Nickelodeon's "Supah Ninjas," New Live-Action Comedy Series Bowing Saturday, April 16, At 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
George Takei co-stars in the 26-episode, half-hour series.

[04/08/11 - 11:07 AM]
E! Shows What Marriage Is Really Like When A Two-Time NBA Champion and A Sassy Diva Come Together on "Khloe & Lamar," Premiering Sunday, April 10 at 10:00PM ET/PT
The newcomer will be followed by the previously announced "The Dance Scene."

[04/08/11 - 10:33 AM]
CBS's Thursday Dramas Are Time Period Winners
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 7.

[04/08/11 - 10:29 AM]
Poignant Survivor Testimonies and Scientific Data Chronicle Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami in New Discovery Special
"Megaquake: Hour That Shook Japan" airs Sunday, April 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[04/08/11 - 10:00 AM]
New Jersey's Dina Manzo to Bring Party Planning Expertise to HGTV
The former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star will topline the series, due in September.

[04/08/11 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Rules" Sees Week-to-Week Gains for CBS
The Eye however can't catch the "American Idol" fueled FOX.

[04/08/11 - 03:01 AM]
Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 Hosted by James Van Der Beek Announces This Year's Winners
The ceremony airs this Monday, April 11 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/08/11 - 12:01 AM]
Sundance Channel's New TV Show Seeks Companies Challenged by the Recession
The series, from @radical.media, will showcase how businesses are coping with today's economic challenges.

[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."







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[12/10/19 - 12:17 PM]
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[12/10/19 - 12:01 PM]
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[12/10/19 - 11:59 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 10:13 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 10:02 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 10:01 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 09:00 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 08:31 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 08:20 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 08:16 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 08:15 AM]
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[12/10/19 - 07:33 AM]
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