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[09/24/11 - 08:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Narrowly Escapes, NBC & FOX
The Eye however is down year-to-year while FOX, NBC see big gains among adults 18-49.

[09/23/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 23
Updates include: Steven Bochco returns to ABC with "Legal Affairs"; Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti team for new comedy at CBS; and Paul Scheuring, Michael Green land new dramas at ABC.

[09/23/11 - 03:53 PM]
NBC Announces First Four Saturday Dates for Encore Broadcasts of "Harry's Law"
As previously announced, encores of the Wednesday drama will air Saturday nights at 8:00/7:00c on the Peacock.

[09/23/11 - 03:39 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Dips to Season Low, Still Beats NBC, CBS
Only ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" fared better among adults 18-49 last night at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/23/11 - 12:20 PM]
Comedy Central(R) and the New York Television Festival Partner to Launch the "Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition"
The top submissions will be reviewed by the network and the winning producer will receive a $7,500 development deal with Comedy Central.

[09/23/11 - 12:20 PM]
The Hub TV Network and Entertainment Partners Present "The Hub of Transformers: Great American Tour" Nationwide Traveling Exhibit
The tour will coincide with the three-part first season finale of "Transformers Prime" on The Hub beginning on Saturday, October 1.

[09/23/11 - 10:52 AM]
Live from NBC.com - New "SNL" Archive Debuts With Clips Never Before Seen Online
Timed to the September 24 season premiere with host Alec Baldwin, NBC.com has released a montage highlighting Baldwin's best moments compiled from his 15 appearances.

[09/23/11 - 09:41 AM]
Showtime(R) Appoints Amy Israel as Senior Vice President, Original Programming
Israel most recently executive produced the upcoming Andrew Niccol film "In Time," which stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde.

[09/23/11 - 08:57 AM]
CBS and Ford to Run "The Amazing Race"
Ford's sponsorship includes on-air components featuring four of its top models - Explorer, Fiesta, Focus and Mustang.

[09/23/11 - 08:56 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Adults 25-54; "Big Bang Theory" Tops the Night
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 22.

[09/23/11 - 08:50 AM]
"Charlie's Angeles" Scores Big Gains for ABC/"Grey's" Hits Best Number Since March
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 22.

[09/23/11 - 08:37 AM]
Season Finale of Syfy's "Alphas" Airs Monday, September 26, from 10-11:03PM (ET/PT)
Said finale will be preceded by a full-season marathon of the series starting at 11:30AM (ET/PT).

[09/23/11 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang" Is Big But FOX Wins Demo Crown
"The X Factor"-powered network wins the Thursday of premiere week for the first time ever.

[09/23/11 - 07:55 AM]
New Series "Enlightened" Debuts October 10, Exclusively on HBO
The Laura Dern-led comedy also stars Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns, Timm Sharp, Amy Hill and Mike White.

[09/23/11 - 06:01 AM]
Audi and FX Launch Short-Form Original Series, "Untitled Jersey City Project"
The first two episodes will premiere this Sunday and will roll out over four consecutive weeks as eight, two-minute episodes airing during FX's Sunday primetime movies.

[09/23/11 - 05:01 AM]
"Dr. Steve" Launches Nationally on September 24
The 30-minute, multi-topic show hosted by Dr. Steven Salvatore, a board certified Emergency Medicine physician, will air in 17 markets across the country.

[09/23/11 - 12:38 AM]
Interview: "The Good Wife" Creators Robert & Michelle King
The CBS drama kicks off its third season this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/23/11 - 12:37 AM]
Interview: "Supernatural's" Sera Gamble & Robert Singer
The executive producers tease the new season, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c on The CW.

[09/23/11 - 12:35 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "A Gifted Man" (CBS)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/22/11 - 10:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 22
Updates include: Michael Imperioli, Adrian Pasdar join HBO's "40"; Melissa George is Cinemax's "Nemesis"; and David Kohan and Max Mutchnick land two pilots.

[09/22/11 - 03:05 PM]
Katie Holmes Guest Stars as "The Slutty Pumpkin" in a Special Halloween Episode of "How I Met Your Mother"
She'll play the girl that Ted looks for every year on Halloween, as first introduced in season one.

[09/22/11 - 02:58 PM]
Lifetime's Hit Comedic Drama Series "Drop Dead Diva" Renewed for Fourth Season
The program's season three finale will air this Sunday, September 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/22/11 - 02:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Ultimate Fighter" Returns on Top
The UFC franchise kicks off its final season on Spike TV with top adults 18-49 honors.

[09/22/11 - 01:45 PM]
Mark Harmon Stars in USA's Original Movie "John Sandford's Certain Prey" - World Premiere Sunday, November 6 at 9/8c
"NCIS" will precede the original film, with an all-day marathon beginning at 10am ET.

[09/22/11 - 01:39 PM]
FOX Orders "Touch" - New Drama Starring Kiefer Sutherland to Debut Spring 2012 on FOX
David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Danny Glover also star in the project, from "Heroes" creator Tim Kring.

[09/22/11 - 12:58 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Bored to Death" Kicks Off Its Eight-Episode Third Season October 10
Guest stars this season include Dick Cavett, Chris Elliott, Halley Feiffer, Isla Fisher, Stacy Keach, David Rasche, Sarah Silverman, Mary Steenburgen, Casey Wilson and Zach Woods.

[09/22/11 - 12:50 PM]
USA Network and DC Entertainment Launch Volume 2 of "Burn Notice: A New Day" Digital Interactive Comic Book
With more than 1.7 million page views, 160,000 fans have read and engaged with the comic book online and on their mobile devices.

[09/22/11 - 12:34 PM]
A BET News Exclusive: The President Answers Black America
The half-hour special airs this Monday, September 26 at 7:30/6:30c.

[09/22/11 - 11:48 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Stretch Their Ratings Leads in the Third Quarter
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 12-16.

[09/22/11 - 11:40 AM]
Bravo Launches "Turtle Time" Facebook Game
The game invites fans to play for the opportunity to see their virtual vision come to life on-air.

[09/22/11 - 11:17 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Hold Live Online Discussions Nightly During Premiere Week of New Series "Oprah's Lifeclass" October 10-14
Plus: the network has surpassed its goal of one million people signing up for the series' online companion course "Life Work."

[09/22/11 - 10:55 AM]
ABC Family Announces First Foray Into Music With a Movie Musical, "Elixir!"
Jane Seymour, Chelsea Kane, Sara Paxton, Alexander John, Drew Seeley, Adrienne Bailon and Tom Wopat star in the project, from director Sanaa Hamri.

[09/22/11 - 09:58 AM]
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Launches Social Game Based Upon the Hit Comedy "The Big Bang Theory," from Warner Bros. Television
"The Big Bang Theory: Mystic Warlords of Ka'a" is free and accessible for everyone to play.

[09/22/11 - 09:48 AM]
Encore Celebrates Legendary Hollywood Icon Jerry Lewis With Original Documentary "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" on Saturday, November 12th at 8PM ET/PT
The film, featuring interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase and Quentin Tarantino, was previously slated for October 22.

[09/22/11 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers; "Criminal Minds" Tops "X Factor"
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 21.

[09/22/11 - 08:48 AM]
Get Ready for the Ultimate Beauty Queen Workout As the Style Network Premieres New Original Series "Wicked Pit" Sunday, October 23 at 9PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series, featuring Katie Boyd, will lead out of fellow newcomer "Glam Fairy."

[09/22/11 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "X Factor" Helps FOX Edge ABC for Demo Win
ABC's "Modern Family" however is the night's top program among adults 18-49, posting a series high.

[09/22/11 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's "Middle" and "Modern" Post Series Highs/"Revenge" Opens at #1 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 21.

[09/22/11 - 08:04 AM]
Representative Ron Paul to Appear as a Guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Monday, September 26 at 11:00 p.m.
Representative Paul's last appearance on "The Daily Show" was on September 29, 2009.

[09/22/11 - 07:54 AM]
VH1 Classic Celebrates 24-Hours of "RUSH Hashanah" Wednesday, September 28 at 7PM ET/PT
"Rush: Time Machine," airing at 8:00/7:00c, delivers the first live performance of the entire "Moving Pictures" album and other fan favorites from their many celebrated albums.

[09/22/11 - 07:39 AM]
AMC Launches "Talking Dead" - Network's First Live After-Show Premieres Following "The Walking Dead" Encore Presentation, October 16th
The half-hour episodes are produced by Michael Davies's Embassy Row and are hosted by Chris Hardwick.

[09/22/11 - 07:33 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Turns in its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 12-16.

[09/22/11 - 07:16 AM]
"Usher & Bieber Back 2" Back Premieres Sunday, October 9 at 8 pm ET on EPIX
Said lineup includes the "Director's Fan Cut" of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" and "Usher: Live from London."

[09/22/11 - 12:15 AM]
Interview: "Nikita's" Craig Silverstein & Shane West
The CW drama kicks off its second season this Friday at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/22/11 - 12:13 AM]
Interview: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Creator Rob McElhenney
FX's veteran comedy continues its seventh season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/22/11 - 12:11 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Whitney" & "Prime Suspect" (NBC)
Find out the numbers the newcomers will likely need to get second seasons.

[09/22/11 - 12:10 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Person of Interest" (CBS)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/22/11 - 12:09 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Charlie's Angels" (ABC)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/21/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 21
Updates include: Victor Garber to voice title role on "Charlie's Angels"; The CW wants "Extreme Musical Chairs"; and "Roseanne's Nuts," "Russian Dolls" out at Lifetime.

[09/21/11 - 04:19 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Teen Mom" Finale Tops Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: Pants Off," TLC's "Big Hair Alaska" and TBS's off-network premiere of "The Big Bang Theory."







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[05/06/16 - 11:21 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer For Its Hit Drama "Ray Donovan"
The season will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 9:00/8:00c on-air, on demand and over the internet.

[05/06/16 - 11:01 AM]
AMC Shifts "Feed the Beast" Premiere to the Night of Sunday, June 5th, Following "Preacher"
The series will then settle into its previously announced time period - Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c - on June 7.

[05/06/16 - 10:58 AM]
Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon Set to Star in National Geographic Channel's Two-Hour Scripted Movie "Killing Reagan"
The director will be Rod Lurie, a self-professed political junkie, with a script written by Eric Simonson, an Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Short Subject.

[05/06/16 - 10:32 AM]
USA Network's Hit Drama "Suits" Returns for Season 6 Wednesday, July 13 at 9/8c
The Universal Cable Productions series will be the lead-in to the previously announced second season of the Golden Globe(R) award-winning series "Mr. Robot."

[05/06/16 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Renews "Criminal Minds" for the 2016-2017 Season
In its 11th season, the series is a top 10 drama in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

[05/06/16 - 09:32 AM]
"The Dunk King" Set to Premiere Wednesday, May 18 Following TNT's Exclusive Coverage of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals
Terrence J and Kenny Smith host the show with judges including NBA on TNT analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Brent Barry.

[05/06/16 - 09:24 AM]
EPIX Acquires Hard-Hitting Breakout Sundance Film Festival Documentary "Under the Gun"
The feature length documentary, which received significant praise and attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX and across all EPIX platforms on May 15.

[05/06/16 - 07:00 AM]
Multi-Platinum Recording Artists Fifth Harmony to Perform Their Smash Hit "Work from Home" at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Fifth Harmony join previously announced musical performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Britney Spears and collaborations with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.

[05/05/16 - 03:52 PM]
Just in Time for Mother's Day BET Networks Announces More Casting News for Its "New Edition: The Movie" Miniseries
La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson and Sandi McCree are among the latest additions.

[05/05/16 - 03:07 PM]
CBS Moves Up "New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" to Friday, May 20
The network's latest newly-colorized special was originally slated for Sunday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.

[05/05/16 - 12:25 PM]
TV One Honors Memorable Moms with "Love My Momma Month of May"
Highlights include the premiere of its latest original movie, "Chasing Waterfalls."

[05/05/16 - 12:00 PM]
Adam Bernstein to Direct Premiere of Spike's New Scripted Series "The Mist"
From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, "The Mist" goes into production this summer and airs in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 11:58 AM]
FOX NASCAR Gains Momentum at Talladega
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.