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[05/16/11 - 05:56 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping NBA Playoffs
ESPN's postseason coverage overshadows the competition on Friday.

[05/16/11 - 05:54 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Dominates for Second Week
Alongside "Mounted in Alaska," History takes the top two spots on Thursday.

[05/16/11 - 03:04 PM]
Flintstones! Meet "The Flintstones" on FOX: Modern Stone-Age Family Returns to Television in New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane
Dan Palladino and Kara Vallow will also executive produce the series, due in 2013.

[05/16/11 - 02:35 PM]
Video: FOX Fall Preview 2011/12 - Upfront Trailers
Watch the full-length new series trailers from today's upfront presentation.

[05/16/11 - 02:27 PM]
The Tween Comedy Series "So Random!," First Made Popular in "Sonny With A Chance," Begins to Air Sunday, June 5 (8:30 P.M., ET/PT) on Disney Channel
The series will "feature original comedic vignettes parodying pop culture and a wide variety of everyday life, big and small."

[05/16/11 - 12:55 PM]
Syfy Will Premiere New Reality Series, "Haunted Collector," Featuring Family of Paranormal Investigators Who Hunt Down Haunted Objects
The show's Wednesday, June 1 premiere will be bookended by a special "Ghost Hunters" and the season premiere of "Hollywood Treasure."

[05/16/11 - 12:42 PM]
TNT's Exclusive Coverage of Game #1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Delivers Most-Viewed Game in Cable Television History
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, May 15.

[05/16/11 - 12:09 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces June Premiere Dates for Four New Original Series
On tap are "Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal" (June 6), "The Dr. Laura Berman Show" (June 6), "Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind" (June 17) and "Carson Nation" (June 25).

[05/16/11 - 11:58 AM]
Trump: "I Will Not Be Running for President"
"The Apprentice" host will return for the show's 12th season, due next year.

[05/16/11 - 11:44 AM]
GSN's Hit Original Series "Baggage," Hosted by Jerry Springer, Returns for a Third Sensational Season on June 6 at 7:30 P.M. ET
This season "promises outrageous baggage reveals that are more memorable than ever before."

[05/16/11 - 11:06 AM]
TV Land's New Original Sitcom "Happily Divorced" Starring Fran Drescher Starts Production on First Season
John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold, Rita Moreno, Robert Walden and Valente Rodriguez also star.

[05/16/11 - 11:05 AM]
TV Land Sizzles This Summer With New Episodes of "Hot in Cleveland" Beginning June 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
Upcoming guest stars include Cedric The Entertainer, Doris Roberts, John Mahoney, Buck Henry, George Wendt and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

[05/16/11 - 10:30 AM]
"Body of Proof" Star Dana Delany Live Tweeting During This Season's Finale, Tuesday, May 17
She'll be tweeting from @DanaDelany live from 10:00-11:00 p.m., PT in conjunction with the west coast broadcast of the finale.

[05/16/11 - 10:29 AM]
Marvel Entertainment & ABC Studios Announce "Castle" Hardcover Graphic Novel
Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick will co-write the novel, due in stores in September.

[05/16/11 - 10:14 AM]
Disney to Donate Almost One Million Dollars Globally With "Disney Friends for Change Games," Premiering June 24 on Disney Channel and June 27 on Disney XD
Over 30 Disney stars from around the globe will compete in a series of fun physical challenges inspired by everyday "green" acts.

[05/16/11 - 10:13 AM]
Disney XD Premieres Martial Arts-Themed Sitcom "Kickin' It" and Season Two of Reigning Hit "Pair of Kings," Monday, June 13
Plus: additional new episodes of "Kickin' It" will also air Tuesday, June 14 through Thursday, June 16, all at 8:30/7:30c.

[05/16/11 - 10:10 AM]
CBS Adds Quartet, The CW Wants "H8R" for 2011-12 Season
Dramas "The 2-2" (formerly "Rookies"), "Unforgettable" (formerly "The Rememberer"), Susannah Grant's "A Gifted Man" and comedy "How to Be a Gentleman" all make the cut.

[05/16/11 - 10:05 AM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - Upfront Trailers
Watch the full-length new series trailers from today's upfront presentation.

[05/16/11 - 09:53 AM]
"Lingo," The Brand New Mystery-Word Game Show Hosted by Comedian Bill Engvall, Offers Players a Shot at $100,000
The series will air weeknights at 8:00/7:00c beginning June 6 on the cable channel.

[05/16/11 - 09:25 AM]
Two-Hour Season Finale of "Survivor: Redemption Island" Leads CBS to Sunday Win in Viewers and Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 15.

[05/16/11 - 09:25 AM]
PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere of "American Masters 'Pearl Jam Twenty'" Airing Friday, October 21, 9 P.M. ET/PT
The Cameron Crowe documentary will kick off the first-ever PBS Arts Fall Festival.

[05/16/11 - 09:12 AM]
ABC Posts its Top Sunday in Over 2 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 15.

[05/16/11 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Goes Out on Top
The "Redemption Island" finale however falls just short of last year's "Heroes vs. Villains" closer.

[05/16/11 - 07:53 AM]
Reilly, Rice: "Terra Nova" Will Air This Fall; Other FOX Notes
Plus: the executives on "America's Most Wanted's" demotion; the cancellation of its bubble shows; and a proposed two-hour comedy block in March.

[05/16/11 - 07:52 AM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Series "Flipped" Featuring "Survivor" Russell Hantz
The series follows Hantz, along with his family, around the Houston area as they try to buy low, renovate cheap and sell high.

[05/16/11 - 07:34 AM]
DirecTV's The 101 Network Becomes The Audience Network on June 1
The Audience Network will be accessible in 19.4 million homes on channel number 239.

[05/16/11 - 05:30 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Among the highlights: "Terra Nova" to kick off Mondays; "X Factor" set for Wednesdays, Thursdays; and Fridays to remain "Kitchen Nightmares," "Fringe."

[05/16/11 - 05:14 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ""Pirates of the Caribbean" Powers ABC
Plus: "SNL," hosted by Ed Helms, delivers a 4.9 rating/12 share in the metered markets.

[05/15/11 - 12:25 PM]
CBS Cancels "Bleep My Dad Says," "The Defenders" & "Mad Love"
The Eye announces its fall lineup on Wednesday, following FOX (Monday) and ABC (Tuesday) with The CW on Thursday.

[05/15/11 - 12:24 PM]
Greenblatt: "Apprentice" Will Be Back, With or Without Trump; Other NBC Notes
Plus: NBC's topper on "Chuck's" move to Fridays; its NFL contingency plans; holding "Smash" until midseason; and the future of the "Law & Order" franchise.

[05/15/11 - 12:13 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Whitney"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus an interview with Whitney Cummings.

[05/15/11 - 12:12 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Up All Night"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett.

[05/15/11 - 12:11 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Smash"
Watch five clips from the pilot plus interviews with Debra Messing and Katherine McPhee.

[05/15/11 - 12:10 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Prime Suspect"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Aidan Quinn and Maria Bello.

[05/15/11 - 12:09 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "The Playboy Club"
Watch four clips from the pilot plus interviews with Amber Heard, Eddie Cibrian and Hugh Hefner.

[05/15/11 - 12:08 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Grimm"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby and Silas Weir Mitchell.

[05/15/11 - 12:07 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Free Agents"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn.

[05/15/11 - 12:06 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "The Firm"
Watch an interview with author and executive producer John Grisham.

[05/15/11 - 12:05 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Best Friends Forever"
Watch two clips from the pilot plus an interview with Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair.

[05/15/11 - 12:04 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Bent"
Watch four clips from the pilot plus interviews with Amanda Peet and David Walton.

[05/15/11 - 12:03 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Awake"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Jason Isaacs and Wilmer Vaderrama.

[05/15/11 - 12:02 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Chelsea Handler and Laura Prepon.

[05/15/11 - 10:46 AM]
NBC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Among the Peacock's changes: "Chuck" to Fridays and "Harry's Law" to Wednesdays plus a fall edition of "The Sing-Off" on Monday nights.

[05/14/11 - 09:40 AM]
TBS, Travel Channel Set Summer Schedules; Discovery Orders "Deception With Keith Barry" to Series
Newcomers include "Man v. Food Nation," "Sand Masters," "Mancations" and "Paranormal Challenge."

[05/14/11 - 09:11 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Super Finish for "Smallville"
The CW drama wraps with its most-watched episode since October.

[05/14/11 - 08:49 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Surges in its Season Finale and Grows Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 13.

[05/13/11 - 10:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 13
Updates include: HBO renews "Treme"; Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts to run ABC's "Good Christian Belles"; and Robert De Niro in talks for Bernie Madoff telefilm.

[05/13/11 - 05:35 PM]
Contra Security Goes Back to School on the "Breaking In" Season Finale Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
Said finale moves from Wednesday, May 18 and bumps "Traffic Light's" swan song to Tuesday, May 31.

[05/13/11 - 05:34 PM]
ABC Announces Summer Show Premiere Date Changes
"101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Take the Money and Run" head to Tuesdays, "Expedition Impossible" lands on Thursdays and "Rookie Blue" to now return June 23.

[05/13/11 - 02:17 PM]
"Person of Interest," "Two Broke Girls" First to Series at CBS; Sarah Michelle Gellar-Led "Ringer" Shifts to The CW
Whitney Cummings and J.J. Abrams both get their second new series commitments for the 2011-12 season.







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[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 - 10:11 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.

[08/04/15 - 09:32 AM]
ABC Family Starts Production on Drama Pilot "Stay" and Announces Full Cast
Skeet Ulrich will portray Shane Brenner, a recently widowed father who has mysteriously packed up his daughters to move them across country, but is stranded by a storm at a mysterious old hotel.

[08/04/15 - 09:03 AM]
American Pharoah's Victory in Haskell Invitational on NBC Is Most-Watched Summer Race in 13 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/04/15 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Sweeps Monday in All Key Measures Among the Big 4, Wins 6 of 6 Half-Hours in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 3.

[08/04/15 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" Monday Debut Surges by Double Digits From Its Sunday Premiere in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 3.

[08/04/15 - 08:20 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "American Ninja Warrior"
The Peacock nearly doubles its closest competitor among adults 18-49.