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[04/28/11 - 10:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 28
Updates include: Disney XD cancels "I'm in the Band"; Don Bellisario sues CBS Television Studios over "NCIS: Los Angeles"; and Cynthia Addai-Robinson tapped as Naevia on Starz's "Spartacus."

[04/28/11 - 10:01 PM]
Interview: "The Vampire Diaries" Executive Producer Julie Plec
The co-creator - alongside Michael Trevino, Joseph Morgan, Kat Graham, Steven R. McQueen and Daniel Gillies - discuss tonight's shocking episode.

[04/28/11 - 09:04 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 28
Plus: Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull and Lady Antebellum will perform on the next results show Thursday, May 5.

[04/28/11 - 04:20 PM]
Nicollette Sheridan Travels to Ireland on a "Honeymoon for One," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere August 13
Greg Wise and Patrick Baladi also star in the project, which was previously slated for June 4 on sibling Hallmark Movie Channel.

[04/28/11 - 03:54 PM]
MTV's "The Real World" Most Watched Telecast in Three Years
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 27.

[04/28/11 - 03:18 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Returns on Top
The Comedy Central veteran however shares top honors with TNT's NBA playoff coverage.

[04/28/11 - 03:10 PM]
NBC.com Invites Fans of NBC's "The Office" to Extend a Fond Farewell to the World's Best Boss - Michael Scott (Steve Carell) - With Special Features on Series' Micro-Site
Carell's final episode - an extended 50-minute installment - airs tonight.

[04/28/11 - 02:56 PM]
Her Majesty's Consul-General in New York Sir Alan Collins Joins TLC in Times Square as Special Guest
Sir Alan Collins represents the United Kingdom in New York and is also Director-General of UK Trade & Investment in the US.

[04/28/11 - 01:16 PM]
Cooking Channel Embarks on International Culinary Adventure in New Series "From Spain With Love"
Food writer Annie Sibonney hosts the series, premiering Saturday, May 28 at 9:30/8:30c.

[04/28/11 - 01:15 PM]
Comedy Central: June 2011 Programming Highlights
Newly announced premieres include "Jon Benjamin Has a Van" on Wednesday, June 15 and "Ugly Americans" on Thursday, June 30.

[04/28/11 - 01:12 PM]
HBO Zone Becomes Lady Gaga's Home for 24 Hours, May 7-8
This marks the first time any HBO channel has been devoted to a single show for an entire day.

[04/28/11 - 01:11 PM]
"Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. The World," An Interactive Countdown Special Hosted by Heidi Klum and John Lehr, To Be Broadcast Monday, May 23
The special, in which viewers will be able to vote live for the winner, will air on CBS next month.

[04/28/11 - 01:10 PM]
Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer to Tweet Live During This Week's Episode of CBS's "The Amazing Race," Sunday, May 1
Host Phil Keoghan will also tweet live during the East Coast broadcast of the two-hour season finale on Sunday, May 8.

[04/28/11 - 12:55 PM]
The Hub TV Network Adds Truly Outrageous Animated Series "Jem and the Holograms" to Program Lineup Beginning May 31
Additionally, fan-favorite, half-hour, animated series "Conan the Adventurer" will make its way on to the Hub's summer schedule.

[04/28/11 - 12:13 PM]
Cee Lo, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull Join Lineup of Artists to Perform at "The 2011 Billboard Music Awards," Airing May 22 on ABC
Ken Jeong hosts the event, which will also feature performances by Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz.

[04/28/11 - 11:46 AM]
Mark Pedowitz Named New President of The CW
In his new capacity, the veteran network and television studio executive will oversee all aspects of The CW.

[04/28/11 - 11:39 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Finishes vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of April 18-22
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 18-22.

[04/28/11 - 10:50 AM]
Summer Nights Just Got Hotter With VH1's All-New Series and Returning Favorites
"Single Ladies," "Famous Food," "La La's Full Court Life," "VH1 Tough Love: Miami," "Celebrity Rehab," "Basketball Wives" and "The T.O. Show" are all on tap.

[04/28/11 - 10:33 AM]
Chaz Bono Documentary "Becoming Chaz" Airs on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Tuesday, May 10 Followed by "The Doc Club With Rosie O'Donnell"
The film will now air at 9:00/8:00c with the one-hour follow-up special at 10:30/9:30c.

[04/28/11 - 09:43 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 on Wednesday in Adults 18-34 to an "Idol"-Fueled Fox
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 27.

[04/28/11 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Top Model" Rebounds for The CW
Plus: ABC's "Better With You," "Cougar Town" hit season lows without originals as lead-ins.

[04/28/11 - 08:21 AM]
G4 Heads to Japan for Third Season of "American Ninja Warrior" and Gives Fans the Opportunity to Support the Country's Relief Efforts Through the American Red Cross
The new season will premiere this August on G4, with the final two episodes from Japan also airing and premiering on NBC.

[04/28/11 - 08:02 AM]
"JKL" Tops its Late-Night Competitors in Adults 18-49 For the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 18-22.

[04/28/11 - 06:01 AM]
"American Idols Live!" Tour Announces Official Dates
The tour commences in West Valley City, UT at the Maverik Center on Wednesday, July 6 and wraps up Saturday, September 10 in Rochester, NY at the Blue Cross Arena.

[04/28/11 - 03:01 AM]
Jane Lynch to Host 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards
The awards will be taped at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and premiere Thursday, August 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/27/11 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 27
Updates include: Cote de Pablo to continue on "NCIS"; NBC in talks to carry "The Firm"; and Ving Rhames to star in Comedy Central's "Black Jack."

[04/27/11 - 07:07 PM]
Spike Ships "Coal" to Sundays; TLC Revives "Fabulous Cakes," "Four Weddings"
Plus: Discovery's "Wild Animal Repo" set for May 15; Logo's "Pretty Hurts" moves to Saturdays; and Travel Channel to go "Off Limits" next month.

[04/27/11 - 02:44 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Ratings Continue Strong: Series Is #1 Primetime Cable Program Third Week in a Row
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 26.

[04/27/11 - 02:43 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Strike Back
TNT's coverage of the postseason returns to the top spot on cable last night.

[04/27/11 - 01:12 PM]
Video: New Promos: "Teen Wolf" - MTV
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 11:00/10:00c after the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

[04/27/11 - 12:47 PM]
The Walt Disney Company's Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD Pacing at Record Levels in 2011
The Disney cable networks spin the numbers for the year to date.

[04/27/11 - 11:40 AM]
NBC Reveals First 12 of 32 Selected Artists/Contestants Who Will Compete in "The Voice," New Vocal Competition Series That Premiered April 26
The Peacock will re-broadcast the two-hour series premiere tonight - Wednesday, April 27 - at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/27/11 - 11:07 AM]
NBC's "The Voice" Debuts to the Highest 18-49 Rating for Any Series Premiere This Season
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 26.

[04/27/11 - 10:53 AM]
TNT's NBA Playoffs Coverage Off to Best Start in Cable History
TNT spins the numbers for its postseason coverage to date.

[04/27/11 - 10:47 AM]
TLC to Premiere Documentary Film "Off the Rez" on May 14
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos executive produced the film, which made its world debut last night at the Tribeca Film Festival.

[04/27/11 - 10:35 AM]
Comcast First to Offer Current Top-Rated TV Series from All Four Major Broadcast Networks On Demand
This expansion of TV series, among others, nearly doubles the amount of hit TV series now available from the major broadcast networks.

[04/27/11 - 10:22 AM]
Video: "Torchwood: Miracle Day" New Teaser Unveiled
The new season premieres Friday, July 8 at 10:00/9:00c on Starz.

[04/27/11 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime and Demi Moore Enter Into Multi-Project Development Deal
The pact includes an eight-episode order for "The Conversation," an interview series hosted by photographer Amanda de Cadenet.

[04/27/11 - 10:06 AM]
Billboard Chart-Topper Katy Perry to Appear on MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" on Thursday, April 28 at 10PM ET/PT
Performances will be set to "Firework," "Hot N Cold," "E.T.," "Teenage Dream," "California Gurls," "Waking Up In Vegas" and "Peacock."

[04/27/11 - 09:56 AM]
Rupert Everett and Ivana Trump to Join TLC Talent in London for Royal Wedding Coverage
They'll join Clinton Kelly and Amanda Byram live from London on Friday, April 29.

[04/27/11 - 09:44 AM]
Jason Sudeikis to Host the "2011 MTV Movie Awards"
Sudeikis joins the ranks of past hosts such as Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Fallon, Mike Myers, Sarah Silverman and Justin Timberlake.

[04/27/11 - 09:16 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up Season 3 of "Blue Mountain State"; Denise Richards Set To Reprise Her Role
13 new episodes will roll out sometime next season.

[04/27/11 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces May Finale Storylines
The Eye details its May sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/27/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC is Tuesday's Most-Watched Net with its 2nd-Best Results in 5 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 26.

[04/27/11 - 08:32 AM]
WGN America to Air "How I Met Your Mother" Social Media Campaign and Mother's Day Marathon
Beginning the week of May 3, fan messages will run on WGN America in on-screen snipes during the show's 9:00/8:00c broadcast.

[04/27/11 - 08:32 AM]
Logo's Season Finale of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Caps Off Highest-Rated and Most-Streamed Season Ever
Logo spins the numbers for Monday, April 25 and the season to date.

[04/27/11 - 08:31 AM]
Epix Expands Availability Across Consumer Electronic and Mobile Devices
All apps are free and allow subscribers who are authenticated via cable, satellite and telco distributors to access over 3,000 movies.

[04/27/11 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Big Start for NBC's "The Voice"
The show's two-hour premiere is last night's top program among adults 18-49.

[04/27/11 - 08:12 AM]
Investigation Discovery and the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps Examine the National Problem of Juvenile Crime and Protection
"Children of Promise: The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy," narrated by Mandy Patinkin, premieres Friday, May 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/27/11 - 08:06 AM]
"The Electric Barbarellas" Premieres on Wednesday, May 4th at 11PM ET/PT
MTV's latest original series follows five young women with big dreams and even bigger personalities who share a common goal of making it in today's competitive music industry.







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.