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[04/29/11 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 29
Updates include: Dylan McDermott to star in FX's "American Horror Story"; Kelsey Grammer developing a comedy at USA; and Ed Asner to visit "Royal Pains."

[04/29/11 - 04:10 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Overshadows the Competition
ESPN's coverage averages 6.003 million viewers with NFL Network adding another 1.044 million.

[04/29/11 - 12:29 PM]
Discovery Puts "Hogs Gone Wild" Back on Sundays
The series, which had been airing on Tuesdays, will now follow newcomer "Wild Animal Repo" on Sunday nights beginning May 8.

[04/29/11 - 12:28 PM]
NBC Sets "Love Bites" for Thursday Nights Beginning June 2
The anthology series was originally slated to debut this fall.

[04/29/11 - 12:27 PM]
Bravo Leads Broadcast and Cable Networks in Product Placement Effectiveness Over the Last Five Years
Bravo ranks as the No. 1 cable network for brand recall and brand opinion lift among adults 18-49 and claimed 10 of the top 20 major product integrations in first quarter 2011.

[04/29/11 - 12:22 PM]
Meagan Good to Guest Star on 5th Season of Showtime's "Californication"
She'll be seen in eight episodes as Kali, a smoking hot singer who sparks a flame in Hank (David Duchovny).

[04/29/11 - 11:57 AM]
NBC Announces Industry Insiders Chosen by "The Voice" Musician Coaches to Bolster "Battle" Rounds With Reba, Monica, Sia and Adam Blackstone as Advisers
Plus: "The Voice" will continue to follow "The Biggest Loser" in May, rather than move to the lead-off spot on May 10 as previously announced.

[04/29/11 - 10:33 AM]
ABC Turns in its Strongest Thursday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/11 - 09:56 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Carell's Exit Powers NBC's "The Office"
"Grey's Anatomy," "Nikita," "Bones" and "CSI" all get dinged by the landmark episode.

[04/29/11 - 09:44 AM]
FOX Pulls Sunday's "Family Guy" Hurricane Crossover With "The Cleveland Show," "American Dad"
Various repeats will instead fill the night to avoid touching on recent real world events.

[04/29/11 - 09:37 AM]
Oxygen Media Reveals the Twelve Contenders of the Highly Anticipated "The Glee Project" Premiering Sunday, June 12 at 9PM ET/PT
Additionally, Oxygen will air its second round of "Glee" episodes during its "Glee" marathon on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-11pm ET/PT.

[04/29/11 - 08:50 AM]
ABC Nixes "Food Revolution" for Second Week, "Happy Endings" to Double Up Going Forward
"Dancing With the Stars: The Encore" will instead fill the Tuesday, 8:00/7:00c hour on May 3.

[04/29/11 - 07:09 AM]
A&E Presents "The First 48: Missing Persons" on Thursday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT
The spin-off follows the Chicago Police Department's missing persons unit in the first 48 hours of their search for missing loved ones.

[04/29/11 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" Executive Producer Chris Brancato
The show's final season kicks off this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c on USA.

[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.







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.