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[10/27/11 - 10:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 27
Updates include: Eric Winter bound for "Scent of the Missing" at TNT; Kell Cahoon brings "Mrs. Miller" to ABC; and Ellen Pompeo to produce a drama at the Alphabet.

[10/27/11 - 04:00 PM]
Episode 4 of "American Horror Story" Hits Series High
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/11 - 03:54 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Psych" Hits Season High for USA
The veteran drama is also the night's most-watched program on cable.

[10/27/11 - 03:43 PM]
Syfy's Hit Series "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" Leaps 30% in Adults 25-54 and 16% Among Adults 18-49 During Second Week Telecast
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/11 - 03:19 PM]
FX Acquires New Sitcom Starring Charlie Sheen - "Anger Management"
FX has ordered 10 episodes of Anger Management from Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury, with an option for 90 more.

[10/27/11 - 01:02 PM]
Hallmark Channel Launches a New Holiday Tradition: A Christmas TV Ratings System for All Original Programs in the Network's Annual "Countdown to Christmas" Campaign
The Christmas TV ratings include: S for Santa, T for Christmas Tree, J for Joy, F for Family Meal, G for Gathering, P for Presents and C for Caring.

[10/27/11 - 12:33 PM]
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Bravo Special "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Before They Were Stars"
Plus: "The Millionaire Matchmaker" moves to Tuesday nights at 9:00/8:00c starting November 1.

[10/27/11 - 12:12 PM]
Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and Carson Daly Encores Grow vs. the Same Week Last Year in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 17-21.

[10/27/11 - 12:02 PM]
"Basketball Wives LA" Goes Into Overtime During the Season Finale and Two-Part Reunion Special
Said stunts will keep the series going through Monday, November 28 on the cable channel.

[10/27/11 - 11:32 AM]
Discovery Channel Fan Favorite Jesse James Returns to Battle Senior and Junior in the Ultimate Bike Competition on "American Chopper Live"
The special two night event airs live from Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6.

[10/27/11 - 11:10 AM]
Final Nominees Announced for the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award for The "2011 American Music Awards," Live, November 20 on ABC
The nominees were the top new artists based on sales and airplay from December 2010 - August 2011.

[10/27/11 - 09:54 AM]
Spike TV Hires Alex Eastburg as Vice President, Original Series
Eastburg will report to Tim Duffy, senior vice president of original series and be responsible for overseeing development of the network's non-scripted series.

[10/27/11 - 09:35 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory's" Kaley Cuoco to Host the "People's Choice Awards 2012" Airing Wednesday, January 11 on CBS
"Kaley is sexy, funny and smart - everything you want in a host - everything you get to see each week on 'The Big Bang Theory,'" said Jack Sussman.

[10/27/11 - 09:29 AM]
"DC Cupcakes" Returns on Friday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PT with "My Sweet Wedding," A One-Hour Television Event
The special will be preceded by a "DC Cupcakes"-themed installment of "Say Yes to the Dress" at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/27/11 - 09:23 AM]
ABC Wins Wednesday as the Net's Comedies Hit Series Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/11 - 09:17 AM]
"Survivor" Delivers Largest Audience Since Last December; Best Adults 18-49 Rating Since September
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/11 - 08:45 AM]
The CW November Sweep Highlights
The netlet details its programming highlights for the sweeps period, which begins tonight (SPOILERS!).

[10/27/11 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Climbs to Victory Over CBS
Even with "Modern Family" a repeat, the Alphabet's originals posts week-to-week gains.

[10/27/11 - 07:42 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Delivers its Best Repeat-Week Numbers in Nearly 4 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 17-21.

[10/27/11 - 07:04 AM]
NBC to Air "The Clios: World's Best Commercials" In a Primetime Special, Hosted by JB Smoove
Jason Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Will Arnett, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan are among those featured in the one-hour special.

[10/27/11 - 07:01 AM]
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul With Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson and Jessie J
The annual special premieres Monday, December 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/27/11 - 06:07 AM]
Discovery Networks International Commissions Nutopia to Produce Groundbreaking Factual Series, "How We Invented the World" for Discovery Channel Worldwide
The project "will be filmed around the planet and using a new global creative model, and will be adapted and customized for each of Discovery's key territories."

[10/27/11 - 06:01 AM]
Wil Willis Gives Viewers Military History and High-Speed Action in Military Channel's Explosive New Series, "Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World"
The six-part series premieres Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[10/27/11 - 06:01 AM]
"The Wendy Williams Show" Is Going All Shameless All November
On tap are Snooki, "The Situation," Kris Jenner, Shaquille O'Neal, Star Jones and plenty of "Real Housewives."

[10/27/11 - 05:01 AM]
"The Dr. Oz Show" Kicks Off November Sweeps with All-New, Informative and Thought-Provoking Episodes
Upcoming guests include Tyra Banks, Joel Osteen and Montel Williams.

[10/27/11 - 03:01 AM]
"The Nate Berkus Show" This November ... Nate's Pulling Out All the Stops
Highlights include a visit with First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday, November 7.

[10/26/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 26
Updates include: Jerry O'Connell, Jim Gaffigan to star in comedies for CBS, NBC; Dan Lauria to star in TBS's "Sullivan & Son"; and Austin Butler is the latest to "Intercept" at ABC Family.

[10/26/11 - 10:48 PM]
Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Heidi Klum, Serena Williams, Stephen Moyer, Victoria Justice, Ariel Winter and Others Join Host Nick Cannon at First-Ever Live "TeenNick Halo Awards"
The third annual event was held today and will air as a 90-minute special on Sunday, November 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/26/11 - 04:15 PM]
Lionel Richie to Perform at "The 45th Annual CMA Awards," Wednesday, November 9 on ABC
He'll perform music from his upcoming Country duets album, "Tuskegee," with Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.

[10/26/11 - 04:13 PM]
"Glee" Hits a Musical Milestone With an Incredible 300 Performances
The 300th performance, a momentous mash-up of "Rumor Has It - Someone Like You," will debut in the upcoming November 15 episode.

[10/26/11 - 04:03 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Sons" Hits Post-Premiere High for FX
Plus: numbers for G4's "Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan," Spike TV's "Flip Men" and ESPN's "The Real Rocky."

[10/26/11 - 01:47 PM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming
The Alphabet details its programming for the November sweeps period (SPOILERS!).

[10/26/11 - 12:24 PM]
Inclement Weather Bumps Game 6 of World Series to Thursday, Potential Game 7 to Friday
Repeats of "Glee" will instead air tonight while "Kitchen Nightmares," "Fringe" could get bumped from Friday.

[10/26/11 - 12:23 PM]
Two New Documentary Specials "Being Chaz" and "I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition" Set to Premiere Sunday, November 27 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
"Being Chaz" is the follow-up to the Emmy-nominated "Becoming Chaz," which will encore that same night at 6:00/5:00c.

[10/26/11 - 12:11 PM]
Bravo Gets Down to Business With "The Headhuntress" Airing Monday, November 14 At 10PM ET/PT
The one-hour special follows Wendy Doulton, founder of the Katalyst Career Group.

[10/26/11 - 11:32 AM]
Encore Originals Television Event: Feature-Length Documentary, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" Premieres on Saturday, December 17th at 8PM ET/PT
The film moves premiere dates yet again, this time from Saturday, November 12.

[10/26/11 - 10:45 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere Prior to Second Episode This Sunday
The pilot will rebroadcast at 7:00/6:00c leading into the original installment at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/26/11 - 10:44 AM]
ABC.com's Music Lounge Offers Exclusive Free Download of Artist Megafaun's Single Featured on ABC's "Revenge"
The single "Second Friend" will be featured on tonight's episode of the series.

[10/26/11 - 10:43 AM]
ABC.com's Music Lounge Offers Exclusive Free Download of Artist Yellow Ostrich's Single Featured on ABC's "Suburgatory"
The single "Hahahaohhoho" will be featured on the episode of the series that airs tonight.

[10/26/11 - 10:34 AM]
Love Bites in the New Season of "Fatal Attractions," Returning This Fall on Animal Planet
The first of six new episodes will roll out Friday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/26/11 - 10:22 AM]
Video: First Day on "Dallas" Set with Larry Hagman and Josh Henderson
The co-stars took a minute on set to give you a sneak peek into what life is like back on Southfork Ranch.

[10/26/11 - 10:14 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Brand-Defining Original Newsmagazine "On the Case With Paula Zahn" Returns for a Fifth Season
The show's 13-episode fifth season starts Sunday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/26/11 - 09:42 AM]
Chiller Delivers Highest Ever Friday Total Day Audience Among Adults 18-49 on October 21
Chiller spins the numbers for Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.

[10/26/11 - 09:41 AM]
VH1's "Baseball Wives" Premieres Wednesday, November 30 at 9PM ET/PT
Set in Scottsdale Arizona, the home of baseball's spring training, the show features the wives and girlfriends of talented baseball players from various teams.

[10/26/11 - 09:19 AM]
"NCIS" Tops Tuesday in Viewers and Leads "X-Factor" in Adults 18-49 at 8PM; "NCIS: LA" Posts Best Adults 18-49 Rating Since Last February
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/26/11 - 09:11 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Season Two of "Homeland"
Season two will begin production on 12 new episodes in the spring of 2012.

[10/26/11 - 09:08 AM]
E!'s "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," "After Lately" to Return Sunday, November 27; "The Soup" Moves to Wednesdays Beginning November 30
Said group joins the previously announced "Scouted," premiering Monday, November 28.

[10/26/11 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Body of Proof" Marks its 2nd-Most-Watched Telecast this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/26/11 - 08:46 AM]
Tom Bettag Named Producer, "Rock Center with Brian Williams"
The newsmagazine launches this Monday, October 31 at 10:00/9:00c on NBC.

[10/26/11 - 08:43 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Expanded "X Factor" Takes Demo Crown
FOX posted the highest rated Tuesday on any network so far this season among adults 18-49.







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