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[04/15/11 - 10:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 15
Updates include: A.J. Cook to return to "Criminal Minds"; AMC commissions two reality series; and Griffin Dunne to visit "Damages."

[04/15/11 - 05:01 PM]
Exclusive: Discovery Renews "Swords: Life on the Line," Books "Swamp Brothers" for May
The show's third season will roll out Thursday, May 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/15/11 - 04:57 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Overtake the Night
History's original series is the night's most-watched program and tops in adults 18-49.

[04/15/11 - 04:11 PM]
For the Second Week in a Row, "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" Is the Number One Cable Series on Thursday Night Among P12-34
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, April 14.

[04/15/11 - 12:58 PM]
Barbara Walters to Interview Elton John and David Furnish Airing on "20/20," Friday, April 22, 10 pm on ABC
The broadcast marks their first major U.S. television interview since the birth of their son Zachary this past Christmas.

[04/15/11 - 12:35 PM]
Video: Liza Minnelli Brings Down the House at The "TV Land Awards 2011"
Tune into the ninth annual event this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/15/11 - 12:19 PM]
Food Network Celebrates "Royal Icing Weekend" with the Best in Wedding Cake-Themed Content
"Food Network Challenge," "Cupcake Wars," "Last Cake Standing" and "Have Cake, Will Travel" are among the programming highlights.

[04/15/11 - 11:08 AM]
ABC to Double Up on "Happy Endings" Next Wednesday
Back-to-back episodes of the newcomer will air Wednesday, April 20 starting at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/15/11 - 10:21 AM]
NBC Announces June 1 as Premiere for New Adventure-Dating Series "Love in the Wild"
Darren McMullen hosts the series, which will air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/15/11 - 09:58 AM]
ABC Sees Week to Week Increases Opposite an "Idol"-Fueled Fox and NBC's All-Original Comedy Lineup
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 14.

[04/15/11 - 09:45 AM]
NBC.com Rolls Out NBC Live, Innovative New Tool That Allows Fans to Interact and Enhances Live Viewing Experience With New Features
NBC Live rolls out with weekly live events for "The Office," "The Celebrity Apprentice," "The Biggest Loser" and the upcoming "The Voice."

[04/15/11 - 09:31 AM]
Syfy and THQ Original Movie "Red Faction: Origins" to Premiere on Syfy Saturday, June 4, at 9PM (ET/PT)
The debut comes less than a week after the "Red Faction Armageddon" video game is released.

[04/15/11 - 09:28 AM]
Syfy's Sizzling Summer 2011 Will Feature Premiere of "Alphas," Return of "Warehouse 13," "Eureka" and "Haven"
"Eureka," "Warehouse 13" and "Alphas" to all air on Monday nights beginning July 11.

[04/15/11 - 09:02 AM]
CBS Picks Up "Same Name," A New Reality Show for Broadcast This Summer
The reality series features celebrities trading places with total strangers who just happen to share the same name.

[04/15/11 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Rough Start for "Paul Reiser" on NBC
The newcomer was the network's lowest-rated in-season comedy series premiere ever.

[04/15/11 - 08:24 AM]
USA Taps Julia Ormond to Guest Star in Tenth and Final Season of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
She'll play Dr. Paula Severin, "a brilliant psychologist charged with conducting mandatory sessions with Detective Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) to unravel his tortured past."

[04/15/11 - 06:33 AM]
FOX Gives Props to "Fringe" Fans
FOX is presenting a weekly giveaway to reward fans with unique replicas of select props and items seen on the show.

[04/15/11 - 12:12 AM]
Interview: "Burn Notice" Creator Matt Nix
The prequel movie "The Fall of Sam Axe" debuts this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c on USA.

[04/14/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 14
Updates include: Tim Allen's daughters cast in ABC pilot; Playtone to bring Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" to HBO; and Cynthia McWilliams to play wife to Damon Wayans in CBS pilot.

[04/14/11 - 09:04 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 14
Plus: Katy Perry and David Cook will perform on the next results show Thursday, April 21.

[04/14/11 - 03:46 PM]
Viewers Can Own a Piece of Dillon, Texas Football One Last Time Through the Official "Friday Night Lights" Auction Celebrating the Acclaimed NBC Series
The auction kicks off April 19 at NBCUAuctions.com and runs through September, with new items up for bidding every week.

[04/14/11 - 03:37 PM]
Syfy's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" Sets Series Ratings Records for Fourth Consecutive Week
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 13.

[04/14/11 - 03:25 PM]
TNT Acquires CBS Television Distribution's Action-Packed Hit Drama "Hawaii Five-0"
Repeats of the series will debut on the cable channel in the summer of 2014.

[04/14/11 - 03:22 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Makes It Two in a Row
The A&E original has been Wednesday's top cable draw for back to back weeks.

[04/14/11 - 02:03 PM]
Adult Swim Picks Up Season 2 of "Eagleheart"
Head of Adult Swim Mike Lazzo said, "I've never seen so many executive producers on one 15-minute show!"

[04/14/11 - 02:01 PM]
CMT Honors Prince William and Kate Middleton's Special Day With a "CMT Big Redneck Salute to the Royal Wedding" Marathon
22 episodes of the series will encore from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1.

[04/14/11 - 12:51 PM]
ABC Entertainment Group Announces the Start of Production and Cast of the Four-Part Miniseries, "Titanic"
Filming begins Monday, May 9 in Budapest, Hungary.

[04/14/11 - 12:42 PM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Season Five of Blockbuster Hit "iCarly"
"Our audience will be psyched to get more of what they love - new episodes of their favorite show, iCarly," said Marjorie Cohn.

[04/14/11 - 12:34 PM]
ESPN's 2011 NFL Draft Telecast: Berman, Gruden and Kiper Lead Primetime Coverage from Radio City Music Hall
On Thursday, April 28 (Round 1) and Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3), Berman and Kiper will team with Gruden on the main set from Radio City.

[04/14/11 - 12:19 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Finishes vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of April 4-8
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 4-8.

[04/14/11 - 11:31 AM]
"E! True Hollywood Story: Sarah Palin" Premieres April 21 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on E!
Lorenzo Benet, John Hernandez and Dr. Lorii Ann Perin are among the featured interviews.

[04/14/11 - 11:27 AM]
TV Guide Network's Royal Wedding Coverage Continues With The Exclusive U.S. Premiere of "Meet the Middletons" on Saturday, April 23
Also on tap: "Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding" on Friday, April 29.

[04/14/11 - 11:18 AM]
Iconic Shows "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" Will Broadcast Their Final Episodes in September 2011 and January 2012, Respectively
They'll be replaced by two new lifestyle shows from ABC, "The Chew" and "The Revolution."

[04/14/11 - 10:31 AM]
Walmart and P&G Announce Five More Films in "Family Movie Night" Initiative
Following FOX's "Truth Be Told" (April 16) and NBC's "Field of Vision" (June 11), look for additional films on August 6, September 3 and this December on the Peacock.

[04/14/11 - 09:59 AM]
2011 NBA Playoffs Tip Off Saturday Across ESPN Platforms
Said coverage - up to 44 games, including The Finals exclusively on ABC - will begin with five games this weekend.

[04/14/11 - 08:58 AM]
"Happy Endings" Scores ABC's Top Adult 18-34 Number at 10pm in Over 1-1/2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 13.

[04/14/11 - 08:55 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Wins But "Breaking In" Sinks
Plus: ABC's comedies hit season lows while "Survivor" posts its lowest-rated regular telecast ever.

[04/14/11 - 08:52 AM]
Bio Channel Presents "Biography: Kate Middleton" Premiering April 27 at 10PM ET
Said installment will air two days before the royal wedding on the cable channel.

[04/14/11 - 08:52 AM]
"Burn Notice's" Bruce Campbell Hosts "Sam Axe Appreciation Day" Marathon on Sunday, April 17 Followed by the Premiere of "Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe"
Plus: fan "Chatter" will scroll across the television giving Sam Axe fans the opportunity to see their own comments live on screen.

[04/14/11 - 08:49 AM]
Anchor's Away! VH1 and Sixthman Set Sail for 2nd Annual VH1 Best Cruise Ever Featuring Train, Lifehouse, Colbie Caillat, and The Script
The annual music festival will take place on board Carnival Inspiration from Tampa, FL, to Cozumel, Mexico on April 28th - May 2nd.

[04/14/11 - 08:32 AM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Entertainment Slate for the 2011-12 Upfront Season
Set to return are "Must Love Cats," "Monsters Inside Me," "Fatal Attractions," "Infested!" and more!

[04/14/11 - 08:26 AM]
Multi-Faceted Entertainer Nick Cannon Debuts His First-Ever Stand-Up Special on Showtime(R)
"Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz" premieres Saturday, May 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.

[04/14/11 - 08:17 AM]
Hitting the Motherlode: Historic High Ratings, New Hit Talent, as Discovery Unveils Its 2011-12 Upfront Slate
The network's returning class includes "Dirty Jobs," "Man vs. Wild," "Storm Chasers," "Auction Kings" and "Swamp Loggers."

[04/14/11 - 08:04 AM]
Investigation Discovery, America's Fastest-Growing Network, Unveils Largest-Ever Slate of New and Returning Series and Specials for 2011-12 Upfront Season
The network's hefty returning slate includes "Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets," "Disappeared," "Stalked: Someone's Watching," "Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry" and more!

[04/14/11 - 08:04 AM]
Discovery's Television, Online and App Audiences Must Determine Penn & Teller's Bold Faced Lies in New Fall Series "Secrets of the Universe"
Each show includes up to 10 outrageous and mind-blowing stories, but one is a fabrication, an out and out lie!

[04/14/11 - 08:03 AM]
TNT Follows Slam Dunk NBA Regular Season with 40+ Games of 2011 NBA Playoff Coverage
Said coverage kicks off with a tripleheader on Sunday, April 17.

[04/14/11 - 08:01 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows its Overall Audience Year to Year for the 4th Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 4-8.

[04/14/11 - 07:17 AM]
Discovery Communications Introduces Velocity - A Turbocharged Network for An Upscale Male Audience
The all-HD network will be available in approximately 40 million homes at launch, and will be found at the channel location currently occupied by HD Theater.

[04/14/11 - 07:12 AM]
Flipboard Partners With OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Oprah.com for the First Ever "Oprah" Section to Be Included in All New Flipboard Downloads
Every new download of Flipboard will come with select recommended content including Facebook, Twitter and now Oprah.

[04/14/11 - 07:06 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Original Programming Including Four Series Renewals and Six New Series
"Ask Oprah's All Stars," "Enough Already! with Peter Walsh," "In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman" and "Oprah Presents Master Class" are all due back.







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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.