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[05/03/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 3
Updates include: ABC eyes celebrity edition of "Wife Swap"; Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino inks development deal with MTV; and Glenn Gordon Caron sets overall deal with CBS Television Studios.

[05/03/11 - 05:12 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Continue Rise for TNT
Second round coverage puts TNT ahead of the competition last night.

[05/03/11 - 03:01 PM]
Animal Planet's Sunday Night Drew Stellar Ratings
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/03/11 - 02:34 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Game of Thrones" Hits Series High
The HBO drama is second only to "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" among adults 18-49 on the scripted front.

[05/03/11 - 01:55 PM]
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "In Plain Sight" Return to Big Numbers
USA spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 01:53 PM]
NBA Playoffs First Round on ESPN Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed Ever; Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed on ABC Since 2004
ESPN and ABC spin the numbers for their postseason coverage to date.

[05/03/11 - 01:45 PM]
"Masterchef" Gets Cooking Monday, June 6, on FOX
The network details the hometowns, names and professions of the 100 amateur cooks participating in the new season.

[05/03/11 - 01:35 PM]
Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York Shares Her Personal Struggle to Rebuild Her Life in the New OWN Series - "Finding Sarah" - Premiering June 12
The six-episode series will air Sundays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[05/03/11 - 01:33 PM]
PBS Announces Summer 2011 Lineup: Rufus Sewell, Eric Clapton and Little Richard Bring Mystery and Music to All-New Shows
Upcoming "Masterpiece Mystery!" originals include "Poirot XI," "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series V" and "Zen."

[05/03/11 - 01:24 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Sunday Night Originals Post Fourth Consecutive Week of Double Digit Growth Versus Year Ago
OWN spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/03/11 - 01:11 PM]
ABC Benches "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" for Sweeps, to Relaunch on June 3
"Dancing With the Stars" recaps will continue to fill the Tuesday, 8:00/7:00c hour going forward.

[05/03/11 - 12:20 PM]
Video: First Look at AMC's New Series "Hell on Wheels"
Production on the series begins Monday, May 16 in Calgary for a fourth quarter premiere later this year.

[05/03/11 - 12:07 PM]
2011 Tony Award Nominations Announced for "The 65th Annual Tony Awards(R)," A Three-Hour Ceremony to Be Broadcast Live from the Beacon Theater, Sunday, June 12 on CBS
"The Book of Mormon" and "The Scottsboro Boys" top the list with 14 and 12 nominations, respectively.

[05/03/11 - 12:02 PM]
FOX Wins Week, Reigns in April
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 11:55 AM]
Bio Channel Presents "Biography: Osama Bin Laden" - Premieres Tonight, May 3 at 10PM ET
The special will "unveil the life of the one time engineering student who turned into a dominating, influential and radical Islamic leader, war soldier, billionaire financier and infidel."

[05/03/11 - 11:50 AM]
"The Mentalist" Sees Its Way to the Week's #1 Scripted Program
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 11:21 AM]
The Debut of "The Voice," An Expanded Episode of "The Office" Pace NBC for the Week of April 25-May 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 11:20 AM]
CMT Asks Fans "What's Your 20?" In New Music Special Celebrating Most Influential Women of Country Over Past 20 Years
The two-hour fan-voted show, airing this Friday, May 6 at 10:00/9:00c, features all-new exclusive interviews with Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba and Taylor Swift.

[05/03/11 - 11:02 AM]
Mark Your Calendars for Summer's Choicest Event! "Teen Choice 2011" to Air Sunday, August 7, Live on FOX
Host(s), performers and presenters, as well as the first round of nominees that teens can vote for, will be announced soon.

[05/03/11 - 10:59 AM]
Nickelodeon Closes Week as Number-One Total Day Cable Net
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 10:58 AM]
Season Three of Lifetime Television's Critically Acclaimed Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva" to Premiere Sunday, June 19
Guest stars this season include Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, Amanda Bearse, Tony Goldwyn, Howard Hesseman and Sharon Lawrence.

[05/03/11 - 10:56 AM]
Disney Channel is TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day in Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 10:55 AM]
Ashley Begins Her Search for That One Special Man When "The Bachelorette" Premieres, Monday, May 23, on ABC
The Alphabet details the 25 suitors on the show's new season.

[05/03/11 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Stands as the Weeks Most-Watched TV Net, Claiming 5 of the Top 10 Programs
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 10:20 AM]
Lifetime Announces 2011-12 Programming Slate
The cable channel has renewed "Army Wives" for a sixth season while "Drop Dead Diva" returns Sunday, June 19.

[05/03/11 - 09:59 AM]
"Swords" Returns May 12th on Discovery
As previously reported, the new season will air Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/03/11 - 09:42 AM]
Bugs Bunny Takes Flight as Cartoon Network Launches Advertising Experience for "The Looney Tunes Show" Onboard Spirit Airlines
The series launches tonight at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[05/03/11 - 09:09 AM]
ABC Towers Over the First Monday of May
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 2.

[05/03/11 - 09:04 AM]
Nominee Votes for The "2011 MTV Movie Awards" Are In!
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" tops the list with eight nods, followed by "Inception," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "The Social Network."

[05/03/11 - 08:44 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops CBS by Wide Margin
The Eye's "Mike & Molly" and "Hawaii Five-0" both hit series lows.

[05/03/11 - 08:08 AM]
Upfront 2011: History(R) Builds on Phenomenal Growth and Historic Success
Over a dozen series are set to return next season, including "Ancient Aliens," "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" and, of course, "Pawn Stars."

[05/03/11 - 08:02 AM]
FOX Uncovers Another Season of "Bones"
"'Bones' is creatively fresh, it's a rock-solid player every time it airs and this season it has helped us win on Thursday nights for the first time in our history," said Kevin Reilly.

[05/03/11 - 08:00 AM]
"History Detectives" Moves to a New Night and Time this Summer with a New Season Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET Beginning June 21, 2011 on PBS
Among the new season's topics: the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

[05/03/11 - 07:35 AM]
Week of Programming on the Hunt for Bin Laden and Attacks of 9/11 to Air on National Geographic Channel in the Wake of Bin Laden's Assassination
The rebroadcasts include "Inside 9/11," "Witness: DC 9-11," "Giuliani's 9-11" and "Inside the Green Berets."

[05/03/11 - 07:18 AM]
Scott Pelley, One of the Most Experienced Reporters in Broadcast Journalism, Will Become the New Anchor and Managing Editor of "The CBS Evening News"
The appointment to the broadcast, to be re-named the "CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley," is effective on June 6.

[05/03/11 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "How the States Got Their Shapes" Host Brian Unger
The new 10-episodes series launches tonight at 10:00/9:00c on History.

[05/02/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 2
Updates include: Steven Bochco, Chris Gerolmo to reteam for Showtime drama; Emily Mortimer tapped for lead on HBO's Aaron Sorkin pilot; and Ryan Seacrest books a new series at NBC.

[05/02/11 - 04:03 PM]
USA Network Gives Second Season Pick Up for "Fairly Legal"
Production on 13 new episodes will begin late summer 2011 to air first quarter 2012.

[05/02/11 - 04:03 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs Lift ESPN
The network's respective coverages are the night's top draws among adults 18-49 on Friday.

[05/02/11 - 03:40 PM]
USA Network Announces Ambitious Slate of More Than a Dozen "Character" Driven Projects from Hollywood's A-List Talent
The 13 projects include efforts from Nathan Lane, Mark Gordon and Kara DioGuardi.

[05/02/11 - 02:13 PM]
Invasive Wildlife Infiltrates Miami's Club Culture and Plush Lifestyle in Animal Planet's "Swamp Wars" (w/t)
The six-part series, formerly known as "Swamp City," will premiere Sunday, June 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/02/11 - 02:12 PM]
Discovery Channel One Hour Special "Killing Bin Laden" (WT) Provides Second-by-Second Account of Historic Operation
The special "provides an intimate second-by-second account of the Bin Laden operation."

[05/02/11 - 01:04 PM]
Judge Judy Sheindlin, Host of Daytime's #1 Rated Show "Judge Judy," Signs Multiyear Deal Through 2015
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this exciting second career," Judge Judy Sheindlin said.

[05/02/11 - 01:04 PM]
CBS to Encore Last Night's "CSI: Miami" This Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
Said installment was pre-empted on Sunday, May 1 due to breaking news.

[05/02/11 - 12:05 PM]
The Season Finale of "America's Next Great Restaurant" to Repeat on CNBC This Friday, May 6 at 10 p.m. ET
Plus: the Peacock details the winner of the series, the restaurants for which open today in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

[05/02/11 - 11:52 AM]
E! and E! Online Post Record-Breaking Performances with Royal Wedding Coverage
E! spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[05/02/11 - 11:40 AM]
USA Network, RSA Films and Ridley & Tony Scott Present Character Project Short Films, Celebrating Quintessential American Stories
USA commissioned eight talented filmmakers to create short films that explore the theme of American character through moving image.

[05/02/11 - 11:06 AM]
A Spooktacular Friday the 13th Program Lineup on The Hub TV Network, With a Chance to Win a Walk-On Role in an Episode of "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series"
Also in the lineup: The Hub Family Movie Night film, the popular 1984 thriller, "Gremlins."

[05/02/11 - 10:27 AM]
BBC America Celebrates Royal Wedding Ratings
BBC America spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[05/02/11 - 10:16 AM]
Record Ratings by Bravo Earns Best April in Network's History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of April.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.