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[10/24/11 - 10:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 24
Updates include: Carol Mendelsohn books a hefty development slate; Omid Djalili to bring "The Infidel" to NBC; and a quartet is bound for TBS's "Sullivan & Son."

[10/24/11 - 04:31 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Smackdown," "SpongeBob" Split Demo Race
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "My Extreme Animal Phobia," TBS's "House of Payne" and Nickelodeon's "Kung Fu Panda."

[10/24/11 - 04:19 PM]
FOX Television Stations and Debmar Mercury Announce Renewal of "The Wendy Williams Show" Through 2014
Said group is comprised of 27 stations in 18 markets, covering nearly 37.21% of U.S. television homes.

[10/24/11 - 02:24 PM]
"A Gifted Man" Delivers Largest Audience and Highest Adult 25-54 Rating Since Its Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/24/11 - 01:43 PM]
More than 1.7 Million Viewers Watch "Boss" on Starz During Premiere Weekend
Starz spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/24/11 - 01:06 PM]
ABC News Announces Primetime GOP Debate in Iowa on December 10
The debate will air in primetime from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT that Saturday.

[10/24/11 - 01:03 PM]
ABC Family to Premiere Original Movie "Desperately Seeking Santa," Sunday, November 27
Starring Laura Vandervoort and Nick Zano, the holiday movie airs as part of the "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" programming event.

[10/24/11 - 12:03 PM]
Animation Returns to MTV on Thursday Nights, With All New Episodes of Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-Head" and New Series "Good Vibes"
The full first episode of "Good Vibes," premiering October 27, is currently available on MTV.com.

[10/24/11 - 12:01 PM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights "Daddy's Home," the First-Ever Original Comedy Pilot for Nick at Nite, Starring Scott Baio as a Stay-at-Home Dad
The project comes from creators/executive producers Tina Albanese and Patrick Labyorteaux.

[10/24/11 - 11:17 AM]
"Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!," A Disney Channel Original Movie Premieres Friday, December 2
Immediately following the movie is a special preview of the new comedy series "Austin & Ally."

[10/24/11 - 11:01 AM]
Lindy Booth and Paul McGillion Star in "Christmas Magic," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, December 18
Derek McGrath co-stars in the film, the latest in the "Countdown to Christmas" programming stunt.

[10/24/11 - 10:54 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Overtook "Castle" in Viewers with Live Plus 7-Day Playback Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of October 3-9.

[10/24/11 - 10:41 AM]
Live+7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" Leapfrogs Over CBS' "Two and a Half Men" to Emerge as TV's #1 Scripted Show
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 3-9.

[10/24/11 - 10:06 AM]
Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 to Perform at the "2011 American Music Awards(R)," November 20 on ABC
They join previously announced acts including Katy Perry and Pitbull.

[10/24/11 - 09:31 AM]
Stephen King's "Bag of Bones" to Premiere Sunday, December 11 and Conclude Monday, December 12 on A&E
Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Rose, William Schallert, Jason Priestley and Caitlin Carmichael star.

[10/24/11 - 09:18 AM]
Ridley Scott Reveals the "Prophets of Science Fiction" - This November on SCIENCE
The eight-part series, which profiles Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, George Lucas, Phillip K. Dick and more, premieres Wednesday, November 9, at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/24/11 - 09:07 AM]
Shelley Long Stars With Bonnie Somerville, Jordan Bridges and Haylie Duff in "Holiday Engagement," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, November 27
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" features more true holiday-themed programming than any other network.

[10/24/11 - 09:02 AM]
Production Under Way on Second Season of TNT's Top-Rated Series "Falling Skies"
The show finished its first season as basic cable's #1 new series for the year-to-date.

[10/24/11 - 09:01 AM]
Happy 10th David Brent - "The Office" Gets Global Debut on iTunes
"It's been the most amazing 10 years of my life," said Ricky Gervais. "Who'd have thought mucking around at work and watching docu-soaps through the 90s would be so lucrative."

[10/24/11 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Game 4, NFL Overrun Power FOX Victory
Plus: "Once Upon a Time" opens strong for ABC, posting the network's best numbers.

[10/24/11 - 08:47 AM]
VH1 Classic Amps up for "National Metal Day" on 11-11-11
Said lineup includes "Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth," the premiere of "Metal Evolution" and the return of "That Metal Show."

[10/24/11 - 08:47 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Opens as the Season's #1 New Drama
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 23.

[10/24/11 - 08:41 AM]
Oxygen's "The Glee Project" Season One Winner Damian McGinty Stops by OxygenLive on November 1 for a Chat About "Glee"
Fans will be able to engage in a live Q&A with McGinty from the set of "Glee" beginning at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/24/11 - 08:38 AM]
MTV Visits the Front Lines of a Movement in "True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street" on Saturday, November 5th at 6PM ET/PT
MTV embedded its cameras over a two-week period to capture the day-to-day realities of the protestors and uncover some of the motivations that continue to drive them.

[10/24/11 - 08:38 AM]
Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland Hosts "CMA Country Christmas" Thursday, Dec. 1 on the ABC Television Network
The two-hour special will tape in front of a live audience on Thursday, November 10 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

[10/24/11 - 08:29 AM]
"Marathon Boy" Tells the Turbulent Story of a Child's Journey from Slum Dweller to National Sensation in India When the Documentary Debuts Nov. 3 on HBO
The film kicks off a month of weekly documentaries about modern-day India debuting on HBO and HBO2.

[10/24/11 - 07:55 AM]
"Sunday Night Football" Earns 8.2 Overnight Rating With Saints 62-7 Blowout of Winless Colts
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 23.

[10/24/11 - 07:45 AM]
Travel Channel Serves Up a Domestic Platter of Andrew Zimmern in "Bizarre Foods America" Premiering Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
Said run marks the first time an entire season is dedicated to taking viewers to the backyards of America.

[10/24/11 - 07:18 AM]
Kristy Swanson Stars Alongside Edward Herrmann and Tess Harper in "A Christmas Wish," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, November 20
K.C. Clyde, Bart Johnson and Danielle Chuchran co-star in the holiday original.

[10/24/11 - 07:04 AM]
PBS Debuts First Episode of Brian Greene's "The Fabric of the Cosmos" on PBS Free Apps for iPad and iPhone Beginning Today
The entire series will air nationally on PBS Wednesdays, November 2-23 on "Nova."

[10/24/11 - 06:44 AM]
Jennie Garth, Jay Mohr and Nikki Cox Star in "A Christmas Wedding Tail" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, November 19
Tom Arnold, Brad Rowe and Catherine Hicks also star in the "Countdown to Christmas" installment.

[10/24/11 - 06:27 AM]
Chord Overstreet Set to Return to the "Glee" Club
"We love Chord and have always said that we wanted him back," said Ryan Murphy.

[10/24/11 - 06:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Keeps FOX in Front
Game 3 easily triumphs over its college football competition on ABC and NBC.

[10/24/11 - 05:31 AM]
"Katie" Garners Outstanding Clearances With Over 60% of the Country Sold in Just Six Weeks
The most recent clearances include WFAA Dallas, WCVB Boston, WSB Atlanta, WJLA Washington DC, WXYZ Detroit, KNXV Phoenix, KING Seattle and WFTS Tampa, among others.

[10/22/11 - 09:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split Demo Crown
The Alphabet gets a boost from a season high by veteran newsmagazine "20/20."

[10/22/11 - 08:48 AM]
ABC is #1 on Friday with a 10-Month High in Adults 18-49 - "20/20" is the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/21/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 21
Updates include: Leah Remini back at ABC with talent deal; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Alan Ball brings "Wichita" to HBO.

[10/21/11 - 05:02 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Wraps on Top
MTV's juggernaut wraps on par with Game 2 of the World Series among adults 18-49.

[10/21/11 - 02:39 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore" Season Four in Italy Delivers "Bellisimo" Ratings
Plus: "Jersey Shore: The Reunion" will encore this Thursday, October 27 at 9:00/8:00c with five additional minutes of new footage.

[10/21/11 - 01:25 PM]
Acclaimed British Comedy Actress Catherine Tate Returns to Dunder Mifflin Sabre This Season on NBC's "The Office"
She'll reprise her role as Nellie Bertram, a misguided special projects manager.

[10/21/11 - 11:25 AM]
Interview: "Once Upon a Time" Co-Stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas & Lana Parrilla
Plus: Raphael Sbarge and executive producer Steven Pearlman on the new ABC drama, premiering Sunday.

[10/21/11 - 10:26 AM]
ABC Sweeps Lineup to Include Two-Hour "Private Practice," Katie Couric Special & More
Various specials will pre-empt many series on the Alphabet at least once during the November period.

[10/21/11 - 09:26 AM]
"Rules of Engagement" Delivers Its Best Fall Premiere in Viewers and Adults 18-49 Since 2007
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/11 - 09:25 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" is Thursday's No. 1 Drama in Adults 18-49 for the 5th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/11 - 09:09 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Nikita" Co-Star Shane West
The actor teases tonight's episode, airing at 8:00/7:00c on The CW, in a two-part chat.

[10/21/11 - 09:07 AM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" Special Available to Fans Online One Week Before Air!
"The Off-Season" will lead into the show's second season premiere next Friday, October 28.

[10/21/11 - 09:05 AM]
Video: First Look: "Magic City" - Newest Starz Original Series
The Jeffrey Dean Morgan-led drama premieres in April on the pay channel.

[10/21/11 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Game 2 Keeps FOX in Front
Plus: originals on The CW top a full lineup of repeats on NBC last night among adults 18-49.

[10/21/11 - 07:57 AM]
Melissa Gilbert Stars in "The Christmas Pageant," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, December 11
The original movie also stars Robert Mailhouse, Ed Herrmann and Lennon Wynn.

[10/21/11 - 07:30 AM]
Fuse Counts Down the Best Beats on "Top 100 Hip Hop Hits"
The ten-hour countdown will air weeknights at 9:00/8:00c from Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4.







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