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[10/12/11 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 12
Updates include: Ashley Tisdale is "Under Construction" at ABC; Tricia Helfer, Gerald McRaney to star in TNT's "Scent of the Missing"; and NBC asks "Prime Suspect" for six more scripts.

[10/12/11 - 05:40 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hip Hop Awards" Puts BET on Top
Plus: numbers for "Reed Between the Lines," MTV's "I Used to Be Fat" and the conclusion of Animal Planet's "Viking Wilderness."

[10/12/11 - 05:35 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "MNF" Posts Second Largest Audience of Season
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "American Guns," MTV's "(Dis)connected" and Lifetime's "Five."

[10/12/11 - 05:17 PM]
American League Championship Series Rain Delay Pushes Start of "The X Factor" 'Judges' Homes' Round to Tomorrow
Plus: part two of the "Judges' Homes" round will now air Sunday, October 16, if no ALCS Game #7.

[10/12/11 - 03:03 PM]
The CW Gives Full Season Orders to "Hart of Dixie," "Ringer" and "The Secret Circle"
"We believe in the creative strength of these dramas, and by giving them back nine orders we can give our audience the chance to enjoy complete seasons of all three of them," said Mark Pedowitz.

[10/12/11 - 02:35 PM]
MTV Is Moving Cops Earlier and Zombies Later on Monday Nights, Starting October 17
"Ridiculousness" still leads off the night at 10:00/9:00c, now followed by "Cuff'd" at 10:30/9:30c and "Death Valley" at 11:00/10:00c.

[10/12/11 - 01:30 PM]
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ABC Family's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas," and "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Events
Originals include "12 Dates of Christmas," starring Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and "Desperately Seeking Santa," featuring Laura Vandervoort.

[10/12/11 - 12:23 PM]
The 2011 Adult Swim Fall Block Party Hits College Towns
T-Mobile USA is behind the 10-City carnival tour, which kicks off in Tallahassee on October 16.

[10/12/11 - 12:16 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Original Series Reconstructs the Lives of Those "Facing Trauma"
The weekly series, the pilot for which aired in February, makes its world premiere debut on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/12/11 - 12:00 PM]
CBS Leads Television's Comedy Surge
CBS spins its comedy numbers for the season to date.

[10/12/11 - 11:35 AM]
Gigantic! Productions Names George McTeague SVP of Production & Development
McTeague previously served as MTV's Vice-President of East Coast Development.

[10/12/11 - 11:00 AM]
"Haven" Renewed for Season Three
13 new episodes are due in 2012 from independent studio Entertainment One.

[10/12/11 - 10:45 AM]
"The 45th Annual CMA Awards" Will Feature Natasha Bedingfield Performing With Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney Performing With Grace Potter
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

[10/12/11 - 10:37 AM]
"A Game Of Honor" - Documentary Film Chronicling Army and Navy Football To Premiere On Showtime In December
Check out the trailer to the upcoming project, plus look for a 10-week web series leading up to the premiere on CBSSports.com.

[10/12/11 - 10:14 AM]
Larry King Sits Down for Rare Interview with Johnny Depp - Sunday, October 16
The interview will air on CNN at 8pm ET and again at 11pm and 2am ET.

[10/12/11 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Renews Emmy(R)-Winning Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" for Third Season
"The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying," the network's Michael Lombardo said about the series.

[10/12/11 - 09:07 AM]
"Dirty Money" Back to Revamp Discovery's Thursday Nights - New Episodes Starting October 13 at 10:30pm E/P
The newcomer previously aired on Tuesday nights back in August.

[10/12/11 - 09:02 AM]
Logo's "NewNowNext Movies" Debuts Five New Movies
Upcoming titles include "The Four-Faced Liar," "Violet Tendencies," "Spork," "Camp" and "Mangus."

[10/12/11 - 09:02 AM]
Current TV Launches "The War Room With Jennifer Granholm" in Primetime - January 2012 Following "Countdown With Keith Olbermann"
Granholm, an outspoken and passionate political leader, was the first woman to hold the office of Governor in the state of Michigan.

[10/12/11 - 08:58 AM]
"NCIS" Is Tuesday's #1 Program in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 11.

[10/12/11 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "Last Man Standing" is TV's Biggest 8pm Comedy Debut in over 7 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 11.

[10/12/11 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Last Man Standing" Premiere Sparks ABC Rally
The Alphabet takes second place on the night for the first time this season.

[10/12/11 - 12:31 AM]
Live at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society's "Newsmaker Luncheon Series: The Network Chiefs"
Check out our recap of Tuesday's event featuring the entertainment presidents of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW.

[10/11/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 11
Updates include: "Harry's Law" gets six more scripts from NBC; Courteney Cox, David Arquette book "10 Years" at NBC; and Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to redo "Steel Magnolias" at Lifetime.

[10/11/11 - 10:04 PM]
Interview: "Ringer" Co-Creator Eric Charmelo & Executive Producer Pam Veasey
The minds behind the Sarah Michelle Gellar-led drama chat about tonight's shocking episode.

[10/11/11 - 05:31 PM]
And The BET Hip Hip Awards Winners Are In...
The cable channel details the winners from tonight's telecast.

[10/11/11 - 05:12 PM]
FOX Puts Last Night's "Terra Nova" Episode (Time-Delayed in Some Markets) Online
Hulu and other providers are making "What Remains" available ahead of their usual windows; plus FOX will rebroadcast the episode this Saturday if no Game 6 of the ALCS.

[10/11/11 - 03:19 PM]
"Iris Johansen's The Killing Game" Will Now Premiere on Lifetime Movie Network on Sunday, October 30 at 8 pm ET
The Laura Prepon-led original was previously set to bow on the parent network on Monday, October 31.

[10/11/11 - 02:45 PM]
"The Rosie Show" and "Oprah's Lifeclass" Premiere to Triple Digit Growth Across All Key Demos on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN spins the numbers for Monday, October 10.

[10/11/11 - 02:45 PM]
"Flying Wild Alaska" Returns for a Second Season on Discovery Channel, Fridays at 10PM ET/PT Beginning October 28
The show's sophomore run moves up a week from the previously announced November 4 return date.

[10/11/11 - 02:39 PM]
Bears-Lions Helps ESPN Win the Night Among All Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 10.

[10/11/11 - 02:07 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Kim's Fairytale Wedding" Overshadows NLCS
Part one of E!'s two-night event takes the night in adults 18-49, tops TBS's MLB coverage.

[10/11/11 - 01:51 PM]
Janeane Garofalo Joins Cast of "Delocated" on Adult Swim
She'll play Susan Shapiro, "the head of the television network that produces the reality show about Jon, a man in the witness protection program."

[10/11/11 - 01:46 PM]
"Face Off," "Ghost Hunters," "Ghost Hunters International," "Merlin" and "Monster Man" Also on Tap for Syfy 2012 Winter Programming Lineup
They join the previously set "Being Human" and "Lost Girl," which bow on Monday nights beginning January 16.

[10/11/11 - 01:40 PM]
Syfy Will Bring International Hit "Total Blackout" to America in 2012
Jaleel White hosts the eight-episode series, which comes from FremantleMedia North America.

[10/11/11 - 01:33 PM]
Chiller to Premiere First Original Movie "Steve Niles' Remains" on Friday, December 16 at 10 PM
Plus: look for the all-new original special "The Future of Fear," premiering Friday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/11/11 - 01:29 PM]
Syfy Will Premiere Supernatural Drama Series "Lost Girl" on Monday, January 16 at 10PM
The cable channel acquired both seasons (26 episodes) of the series from Prodigy Pictures in May.

[10/11/11 - 01:20 PM]
Syfy's Second Annual Countdown to Christmas Week, Airing December 4-10, Will Feature Miniseries "Neverland"
Plus: look for holiday episodes of "Eureka," "Warehouse 13" and "Haven" on December 6 and the original movie "Snowmageddon" on December 10.

[10/11/11 - 01:14 PM]
Syfy's "Being Human" Returns Monday, January 16 at 9:00PM ET/PT
The season will consist of 13 new episodes and anchor Syfy's "Powerful Mondays" programming block.

[10/11/11 - 01:03 PM]
E! Scores Most-Watched Event Ever With "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event" Drawing 10.5 Million Total Viewers Across Two-Part Event
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10.

[10/11/11 - 12:35 PM]
FOX Remains Only Network to See Year-Over-Year Gains
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/11/11 - 12:17 PM]
"Unforgettable" Consultant Marilu Henner to Guest Star as Carrie's Aunt
Henner is one of the few people who possesses the recently-discovered ability of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM).

[10/11/11 - 11:54 AM]
USA's Alex Sepiol Upped to Senior Vice Presdient, Original Scripted Series Programming
Most recently, Sepiol has overseen production on the greenlit pilot pick-ups of the untitled Douglas McGrath and Jeff Eastin projects.

[10/11/11 - 11:32 AM]
Finally, The Rock(R) Returns to Boston - Special "WWE Monday Night Raw(R)" Airs Live on USA Network Monday, November 14 at 8/7c
What will happen when The Rock, and John Cena meet in Cena's hometown for their first face-to-face encounter since the spring?

[10/11/11 - 11:26 AM]
"2011 American Music Awards(R)" Nominees Announced
Katy Perry and Pitbull were announced as performers for the annual event, airing Sunday, November 20 on ABC.

[10/11/11 - 11:25 AM]
"Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith," A Hallmark Hall of Fame Film Based on the Best-Selling Book, Premieres Sunday, November 27 on ABC
Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni Rose and Martin Landau star in the film, from director Jon Avnet.

[10/11/11 - 11:25 AM]
Jon Slusser Named to the Newly Created Position of Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV
Plus: Spike TV's extensive plans for airing live mixed martial arts will be announced in the near future.

[10/11/11 - 11:17 AM]
TBS Scored an Across-the-Board Win as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime for the Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/11/11 - 11:04 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps All Kids Competition for 17th Consecutive Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/11/11 - 11:02 AM]
CBS Makes Television History - First Network Ever to Place 20 of the Top 30 Programs Through the First Three Weeks of the New TV Season
CBS further spins the numbers for the season to date.







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[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
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[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
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