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[04/26/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 26
Updates include: "One Tree Hill" actors locked up for season nine; HBO adds to "Game Change" cast; and Lauren Stamile to recur on USA's "Burn Notice."

[04/26/11 - 04:05 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Overpowers NBA Playoffs
Plus: Syfy's "Sanctuary" takes a huge dip from its last Friday airing (1.424 million, 0.4 rating among adults 18-49).

[04/26/11 - 03:54 PM]
The CW Announces Early Pickups for Five Series for the 2011-2012 Season
"America's Next Top Model," "The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl," "90210" and "Supernatural" are all due back.

[04/26/11 - 03:50 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Treme" Audience Down in Return
The HBO series was off from both from its premiere (1.125 million) and its finale (0.931 million) last season.

[04/26/11 - 03:16 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Posts Second Consecutive Month of Growth Versus Year Ago Discovery Health Numbers
OWN spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 02:14 PM]
NBA Playoffs Viewership up 27 Percent on ABC; 23 Percent on ESPN
ABC and ESPN spin the numbers for their NBA postseason coverage to date.

[04/26/11 - 01:51 PM]
A&E Finishes Best April in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 01:50 PM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Continues to Snare Record-Setting Audiences During Third Season
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/26/11 - 01:49 PM]
The Hub Continues Ratings Growth, Bolstered by World TV Premiere of "Chuck's Big Air Dare" and Special Easter "Family and Friendship" Series Marathon
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 01:48 PM]
"Extreme Couponing" Earns TLC #1 Ad-Supported Cable Slot on Wednesday Nights
TLC spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 01:43 PM]
Scott Garner Named Senior Vice President, Scheduling and Acquisitions, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Most recently, Garner was senior vice president, planning, scheduling & acquisitions, Lifetime Networks.

[04/26/11 - 01:36 PM]
"iCarly" Scores April's Top Entertainment Telecast on Basic Cable
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 01:19 PM]
Learning The Family Business Really Bites in Discovery Channel's All-New Series "Swamp Brothers"
As previously reported, the newcomer launches Friday, May 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/26/11 - 01:18 PM]
History(R) Tops Itself Yet Again as April 2011 Becomes the Network's Best Month of All Time!
History spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 12:18 PM]
Celebrate The Rock's Birthday on "WWE Monday Night Raw"
On May 2, The Rock will celebrate his birthday with celebrities, thousands of WWE fans and all of WWE's Superstars and Divas at the American Airlines Arena.

[04/26/11 - 12:10 PM]
Disney XD Delivers its Best April on Record in Total Day and Prime
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 12:09 PM]
ABC Announces Its May Sweeps Programming
ABC details its upcoming sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/26/11 - 11:40 AM]
TBS Orders Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse"
Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith star in the series, which is based on the "Why Did I Get Married?" films.

[04/26/11 - 11:39 AM]
FOX Wins Week, Beats No. 2 Network by +42%
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 11:23 AM]
"The Office," "Celebrity Apprentice," "Parenthood" and "Parks and Recreation" Lead NBC the Week of April 18-24
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 11:18 AM]
ABC Builds its Overall Audience From the Year-Ago Frame for the 4th Straight Week and 5th Time in 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Notches Fifth Consecutive Win in Viewers With a Holiday Week of Mostly Rebroadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 10:42 AM]
Lifetime to Premiere True-Life Series "Vanished with Beth Holloway" on May 9, Following Debut of Original Movie "Justice for Natalee Holloway"
The 10-episodes series will now regularly air Mondays at 10:00/9:00c instead of shifting to Wednesday nights following said launch.

[04/26/11 - 10:39 AM]
Tori Spelling Deputized for E!'s Special One Hour "Fashion Police: Royal Wedding" Airing Friday, April 29 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Also on tap that night: "Will and Kate: Road to the Altar," hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

[04/26/11 - 10:22 AM]
Stars of the No. 1 Cable Movie of the Year, "Lemonade Mouth," To Participate in Live Web Chat Hosted by Radio Disney's Jake Whetter Saturday, May 7
Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko and Blake Michael are among the participants.

[04/26/11 - 10:21 AM]
Zack and Cody Graduate from Seven Seas High School in the Momentous Series Finale of "The Suite Life on Deck," Premiering Friday, May 6 on Disney Channel
The 40-minute swan song will be followed by a preview of the new comedy series "A.N.T. Farm."

[04/26/11 - 09:12 AM]
BBC America Co-Producing All New Supernatural Drama: "The Fades," A New Fantasy Horror from the Writer of "Skins" and "This is England '86"
Iain De Caestecker, Daniel Kaluuya and Lily Loveless all star in the six-episode series.

[04/26/11 - 09:05 AM]
HGTV Extends Production of Eight Popular Series
"My First Place," "For Rent," "Property Virgins" and "Real Estate Intervention" are among the series due back.

[04/26/11 - 08:59 AM]
truTV Creates Exclusive Bonus Episode of "Operation Repo" As Reward for Fans Delivering More than 500,000 "Likes" on Facebook
The episode will be available on the show's Facebook fan page immediately following Wednesday's season finale.

[04/26/11 - 08:51 AM]
ABC Surges to a Dominant Monday Night Victory
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 25.

[04/26/11 - 08:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Event" Rebounds for NBC
The struggling drama posts its best adults 18-49 numbers since March 7.

[04/26/11 - 08:19 AM]
Steve Martin, Martin Short, Seth Meyers, Ron White, Rodney Carrington and Jo Koy among Comedy Superstars Added to Spectacular Lineup for Third Annual Twix(R) Presents: "TBS Just for Laughs Chicago"
Martin and Short will perform on stage together in their special show "Steve Martin and Martin Short in a Very Stupid Conversation."

[04/26/11 - 08:13 AM]
Syfy Adds Twelve Additional Episodes to Second Season of Hit Investigative Series "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files"
Following this week's mid-season finale, the series will return in October.

[04/26/11 - 08:12 AM]
Current TV Unveils Name, Debut Date for New Keith Olbermann Show: "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" to Premiere on June 20
The series will air weeknights at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[04/26/11 - 07:03 AM]
What You See Is Not Necessarily What You Get When E!'s New Series "Ice Loves Coco" Premieres June 12th at 10:30PM ET/PT Only on E!
The newcomer tracks the "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star and his wife of 10 years.

[04/26/11 - 06:21 AM]
"In the Flow With Affion Crockett" Launches With Special One-Hour Series Premiere Sunday, August 14, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Sundays at 9:30/8:30c with encores on Saturday nights.

[04/26/11 - 06:02 AM]
The American Film Institute and TV Land Announce the Benefit Committee for AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman
The special will tape on June 9 and air Sunday, June 26 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[04/26/11 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "The Voice" Executive Producer Mark Burnett
NBC's newest talent competition launches tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/25/11 - 10:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 25
Updates include: Elisabeth Harnois joins "CSI"; Marisa Tomei courted for HBO's Aaron Sorkin pilot; and Kelli Giddish to visit CBS's "The Good Wife."

[04/25/11 - 03:51 PM]
Second Crime's A Charm for "The Borgias" - Acclaimed Showtime(R) Drama Series Gets Second Season Pick-Up
10 new episodes will go into production this summer to air in 2012.

[04/25/11 - 03:31 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Victorious," NBA Spark Nickelodeon, ESPN
A pair of playoff games on ESPN put the cable channel in front among adults 18-49.

[04/25/11 - 02:41 PM]
"Doctor Who" Premiere - BBC America's Highest Rated Telecast Ever
BBC America spins the numbers for Saturday, April 23.

[04/25/11 - 01:52 PM]
Investigation Discovery Unleashes A Night of Real-Life Monsters on Friday the 13th
Said lineup includes the premieres of "Pig Farm" and "Lore: Deadly Obsession."

[04/25/11 - 01:11 PM]
"SNL" Closes Out the Season With Three Shows in May Featuring An All-Star Line-Up
Tina Fey (May 7), Ed Helms (May 14) and Justin Timberlake (May 21) will close out the season.

[04/25/11 - 11:20 AM]
Music Icon RZA to Guest Star on 5th Season of Showtime's "Californication"
He'll play "an extreme-living, mega-rich hip hop mogul who hires Hank (David Duchovny) to write a screenplay for his hot new film."

[04/25/11 - 11:02 AM]
"NBA Fit," A Sports-Themed Series Featuring NBA Stars, Premieres Friday, April 29 on Disney XD
Daniel Curtis Lee hosts the series, which features Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

[04/25/11 - 10:01 AM]
"Jeopardy!" Facebook Game Now Available from GSN Digital and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc.
"Jeopardy!" follows on the heels of the launch of the "Wheel of Fortune" Facebook application, which is played by more than 200,000 people each day.

[04/25/11 - 09:24 AM]
CBS Wins Sunday in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/25/11 - 09:06 AM]
ABC is Up on Sunday, Leading for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/25/11 - 09:03 AM]
E! Brings Real-Time, Social Reporting from Facebook to Its "Live from the Royal Wedding" Broadcast
E!'s five hours of live wedding coverage will air on April 29 from 4:00 a.m. ET - 9:00 a.m. ET/1:00 a.m. PT - 6:00 a.m. PT.







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[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
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NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
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