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[04/12/11 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 12
Updates include: Jill Wagner to exit ABC's "Wipeout"; Mark Verheiden joins NBC's "The Dark Tower"; and "Rules of Engagement's" Mike Sikowitz to stay with Sony.

[04/12/11 - 10:30 PM]
Live at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society's "Newsmaker Luncheon Series: Unscripted Hitmakers"
Check out our recap of today's event, featuring Thom Beers, Stephen Lambert, Nigel Lythgoe, J.D. Roth and Sally Ann Salsano.

[04/12/11 - 06:14 PM]
Oxygen Media's "All About Aubrey" Finale Delivers the Ultimate Comeback as Aubrey O'Day Scores Recording Contract With SRC/Universal Motown
The cable channel details last night's season finale of the series.

[04/12/11 - 03:55 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Another Monday, Another "Pawn Stars" Win
Plus: "WWE Raw," "WWE Tough Enough" fill three of the top six spots last night.

[04/12/11 - 03:53 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: E!'s "Khloe & Lamar" Tops Demos
The newcomer bests Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County" in adults 18-49; OWN's "The Judds" opens to a modest audience.

[04/12/11 - 03:52 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Puts Syfy in Front
Plus: "Wizards of Waverly Place," "Randy Knows Best" share the number two spot; and a soft start for "CMT's Next Superstar."

[04/12/11 - 02:50 PM]
ESPN & ABC to Deliver Their Highest-Rated NBA Seasons
ESPN and ABC spin the numbers for their basketball coverage to date this season.

[04/12/11 - 02:37 PM]
CBS Sports Announces 2011 NFL Preseason Games
The Eye will carry two primetime games: Packers/Colts on Friday, August 26 and Patriots/Lions on Saturday, August 27.

[04/12/11 - 02:36 PM]
Bears Face Rams in Hall of Fame Game as "Sunday Night Football" Kicks Off NFL Preseason
The annual game from Canton, Ohio will air on Sunday, August 7 on NBC with the Raiders/Saints also on tap for Sunday, August 28.

[04/12/11 - 02:34 PM]
"Sunday Night Baseball's" Red Sox/Yankees Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed MLB Game on ESPN Since 2009
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, April 10.

[04/12/11 - 02:34 PM]
Fang-tastic Ratings for Syfy's "Being Human" Season One Finale With 1.66 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, April 11.

[04/12/11 - 02:10 PM]
Bears-Rams Game Set to Kick Off 2011 Preseason Schedule
The NFL details its full preseason lineup, including the national games on CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN.

[04/12/11 - 01:26 PM]
Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross Headed to BET
The due will topline "Reed Between The Lines," a new comedy set to premiere in October.

[04/12/11 - 01:25 PM]
"The Game" Is Back for Season 5! Plus "Let's Stay Together" Returns in January 2012
Both series have been picked up for 22 additional episodes.

[04/12/11 - 01:14 PM]
2011 "Monday Night Football" Preseason Schedule
ESPN will broadcast four games beginning with the Seattle Seahawks at the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, August 11.

[04/12/11 - 01:01 PM]
"Breaking Bad" Season 3 Now Available for Pre-Order on DVD and Blu-Ray
Plus: the AMC series will return for its fourth season on Sunday, July 17.

[04/12/11 - 12:33 PM]
New Comedy "Breaking In" Ranked as FOX's Highest Rated Sitcom Series Premiere in Over Five Years Among Total Viewers
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 4-10.

[04/12/11 - 12:05 PM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Catches 1.6 Million Viewers in Third Season Premiere
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 10.

[04/12/11 - 11:55 AM]
"The Celebrity Apprentice," "The Biggest Loser: Couples" and "Law & Order: SVU" Lead NBC the Week of April 4-10
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 4-10.

[04/12/11 - 11:32 AM]
Ten Years Later, TLC Explores "Who Killed Chandra Levy?"
The original docu-movie premieres Sunday, May 1 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/12/11 - 11:31 AM]
"Quints by Surprise" Returns to TLC With A Birthday Celebration and Second Season
Look for a one-hour "Turning 2" special on Monday, April 18 followed by its sophomore launch on Monday, May 9.

[04/12/11 - 11:14 AM]
NCAA and "NCIS" Lead CBS to Second Consecutive Weekly Win in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 4-10.

[04/12/11 - 11:08 AM]
Nickelodeon's "iCarly" Scores 7.4 Million Total Viewers, Ranks as Basic Cable's Top Telecast for the Week
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of April 4-10.

[04/12/11 - 10:57 AM]
Teen Sensation Demi Lovato Speaks Candidly to ABC News' Robin Roberts in First Television Interview Since Leaving Treatment
A portion of the interview will air Friday, April 22 on "Good Morning America" with the full interview that night on "20/20."

[04/12/11 - 10:51 AM]
Video: Advance Peek at Showtime's Hot New Drama Series "Homeland"
The series, starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis, will start production this summer.

[04/12/11 - 10:32 AM]
truTV Acquires Hit Reality Competition Series "Wipeout"
The network has licensed the exclusive, off-network cable rights to the series, beginning in fall 2011.

[04/12/11 - 10:32 AM]
truTV Reveals Adrenaline-Packed Slate at Upfront
Said lineup includes new seasons of "Hardcore Pawn," "Black Gold," "Full Throttle Saloon" and "Lizard Lick Towing."

[04/12/11 - 10:25 AM]
For the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks, ABC Builds its Overall Audience Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 4-10.

[04/12/11 - 08:59 AM]
Second-Most Viewers in 10 Years Watch CBS Sports' Masters(R) as Estimated 42.3 Million View All-or-Part of Weekend Coverage
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10.

[04/12/11 - 08:52 AM]
ABC Towers Over its Monday Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 11.

[04/12/11 - 08:48 AM]
PBS' "Masterpiece" Viewership Up Nearly 45% Season-to-Date
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 10 and the season to date.

[04/12/11 - 08:36 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Law & Order: LA" Returns With Series Low
NBC's "Chuck" also hits a series low, as do "Mad Love," "Mike & Molly" and "Hawaii Five-0" on CBS.

[04/12/11 - 08:28 AM]
"South Park" Kicks Off 15th Season! All New Episodes Beginning on Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central(R)
Plus: look for "South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season" on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 26.

[04/12/11 - 08:02 AM]
The Style Network Announces New Initiative to Expand Hispanic Presence on the Network and Pursue "Latina Modern Mom" Viewers
The initiative includes two new pilots in development, "Single With 7" and "The Riveras."

[04/12/11 - 07:59 AM]
HBO Employs Innovative Scheduling Strategy for Launch of Eagerly Awaited Series "Game of Thrones"
The first episode will be spotlighted on six HBO channels simultaneously the day after its April 17 debut.

[04/12/11 - 07:41 AM]
New Series for the Travel Channel "Triple Rush" Sets Out to Revolutionize the Look of Reality TV
The fast-paced docu-series - premiering Thursday, April 14 - showcases the chaotic, dangerous and misunderstood world of bike messengers.

[04/12/11 - 07:33 AM]
The Style Network Scours the Nation to Find the Ultimate Fashion Victim in "How Do I Look?: The Search for the Worst Dressed in America"
The new multi-part event will air this September on Style.

[04/12/11 - 07:32 AM]
The Style Network Announces New Makeover Series "Glam Fairy," A Spin-Off of the Network's Ratings Powerhouse Docu-Soap "Jerseylicious"
The premiere of the "Glam Fairy" special on January 30 drew nearly 250,000 total viewers.

[04/12/11 - 07:02 AM]
The Style Network Takes on the Ladies of the Lone Star State in All-New Docu-Series "Big Rich Texas"
The new docu-series, due in July, follows mothers and daughters at one of Dallas' most elite country clubs.

[04/12/11 - 06:32 AM]
The Style Network Reveals Robust Slate of Compelling New Series in Development Across a Variety of Programming Genres
"While the shows are wide-ranging and diverse, each project is infused with Style's 'Before Meets After' mantra and captures the aspirational and inspirational components of the network's brand," said Salaam Coleman Smith.

[04/11/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 11
Updates include: CMT cancels "Working Class"; Cedric the Entertainer to star in potential "Hot in Cleveland" spin-off; and "Desperate Housewives" leads on track for season eight.

[04/11/11 - 03:26 PM]
"Merlin" Season Three Finale on Syfy Enchants Series High 1.87 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, April 8.

[04/11/11 - 02:14 PM]
Bravo Unveils Emerging Songwriters in New Music Competition Series "Platinum Hit" Premiering on Monday, May 30 at 10PM ET/PT
Jewel and Kara DioGuardi will be joined by guest judges Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Donna Summer, Jermaine Dupri, Taio Cruz and Ryan Tedder.

[04/11/11 - 01:28 PM]
TLC's "What Not to Wear" Returns for a 9th Season
The first of 26 new episodes is scheduled to premiere in August.

[04/11/11 - 12:18 PM]
Sundance Channel Adds Length to "All on the Line" Series Run
The network has greenlit a special ninth episode of the series to air on Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/11/11 - 12:09 PM]
Cartoon Network Honors the Ultimate Teen Hero with "Ben 10 Week"
Beginning today, Cartoon Network will host a full week of "Ben 10" episodes and movies.

[04/11/11 - 11:59 AM]
"RichardCastle.net" Launches Today - Famous Mystery Writer Is Central Character for ABC's Hit Series "Castle"
The site "will be a living website that will be frequently updated with features, interviews and videos."

[04/11/11 - 11:49 AM]
ABC Claims the Week's Top 2 Scripted Series in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 21-27.

[04/11/11 - 11:02 AM]
Style's Highest-Rated Makeover Series Takes on New York City's Messiset Homes With A New Host, A New Crew and A New East Coast Attitude in "Clean House New York"
The 10-episode one-hour series will begin production in New York this May to air in October.

[04/11/11 - 10:48 AM]
Discovery to Present An Evening of Premieres, Including the Real Story Behind "The King's Speech"
Also due this Saturday, April 16: "Filthy Cities" and "Pompeii: Back from the Dead."







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[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
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