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[11/16/11 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 16
Updates include: NBC greenlights "The Munsters" pilot; "Grimm" gets two additional scripts; and Working Title Television books a half-dozen projects.

[11/16/11 - 05:47 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Anarchy" Holds Off "Storage Wars" Return
The FX drama is again tops among adults 18-49, preserving its five-week streak.

[11/16/11 - 05:41 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "MNF," Packers Remain Unbeaten
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Love & Hip Hop," Bravo's "The Headhuntress" and Animal Planet's "Saved."

[11/16/11 - 02:35 PM]
truTV's "Hardcore Pawn" Opens Season 5 with 1.9 Million Viewers + Strong Demo Growth
truTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 15.

[11/16/11 - 01:16 PM]
Ricky Gervais to Host "The 69th Golden Globe Awards" on January 15, 2012
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted for the controversial British comedian's return after meeting with NBC official Doug Vaughn.

[11/16/11 - 12:44 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces New Series "Beverly's Full House"
The docu-series, featuring supermodel Beverly Johnson, is set to premiere in February.

[11/16/11 - 12:01 PM]
BBC America and NPR to Bring "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" to TV in December
The one-hour "2011 Year in Review" special will premiere Friday, December 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/16/11 - 11:55 AM]
TLC Takes Off With New Series About Modern Air Travel - Viewers Have Premium Access to Southwest Airlines
The network has ordered 13 half hour episodes, which are being produced by ITV Studios America.

[11/16/11 - 11:31 AM]
"Degrassi's" Hour-Long Special, "Nowhere to Run," Premieres Friday, Nov. 18, at 9:00 p.m. ET on TeenNick
Check out two clips from this Friday's one-hour special.

[11/16/11 - 10:31 AM]
'Tis the TLCeason on TLC
The cable channel details its upcoming holiday-themed installments of its series.

[11/16/11 - 09:37 AM]
Bravo Heads Down the Aisle With New Docu-Series "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding" Starring Kim Zolciak
The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" spin-off will follow the adventures of Kim preparing for her wedding on the lucky date of 11/11/11.

[11/16/11 - 09:35 AM]
Spike Announces Its First Video Game Hall of Fame Award - "Legend of Zelda" Franchise to be First Honoree Inducted at the 2011 "Video Game Awards"
The two-hour event will premiere live on Spike TV, MTV2 and Spike.com on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/16/11 - 09:26 AM]
Comedy Central Debuts First Look at New Sketch-Comedy Series "Key & Peele" Featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
The newcomer premieres Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30/9:30c on the cable channel.

[11/16/11 - 09:25 AM]
"South Park" Renewed Through Season 20! Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Agree to Keep the Iconic Series in Original Episodes Through 2016
Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode of "South Park," as they have since the premiere of the series in 1997.

[11/16/11 - 09:14 AM]
HGTV to Offer Uninterrupted Broadcast of The 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade(R) on January 2
Nancy O'Dell joins Jamie Durie and Robb Weller on the announcer's platform for this year's festivities.

[11/16/11 - 09:10 AM]
ABC's "Body of Proof" is Up with its 2nd Best Young Adult Numbers this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 15.

[11/16/11 - 09:07 AM]
"NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Unforgettable" All Win Their Hours in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 15.

[11/16/11 - 08:43 AM]
Peacock Productions Signs Deal With Relationship Expert Melanie Mar to Develop Series
Mar was recently featured in "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "The Millionaire Matchmaker."

[11/16/11 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops in Both Viewers, Adults 18-49
"Unforgettable" maintains last week's numbers, continues to outpace "The Good Wife's" year ago audience.

[11/16/11 - 08:19 AM]
Discovery's "Moonshiners" Tells the Story of Modern Day Bootleggers Keeping History Alive - at the Expense of Their Freedom
The series premieres Tuesday, December 6th at 10:00/9:00c with the remaining episodes airing Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning December 7.

[11/16/11 - 08:18 AM]
NBC to Commemorate "The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" on Thursday, November 24 from 10-11 PM ET
Christina Applegate, Florence Henderson, Kris Jenner, Joe Jonas, Jessica Simpson, Brooke Shields and Donald Trump are among the featured guests.

[11/16/11 - 08:11 AM]
Nickelodeon Serves Up a Super-Stuffed Thanksgiving Weekend Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23
Highlights include new episodes of "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" plus the premiere of "The Fairly OddParents: Timmy's Secret Wish."

[11/16/11 - 08:09 AM]
Interview: "Revenge" Creator Mike Kelley
The Emily VanCamp-led drama continues its freshman run tonight at 10:00/9:00c on ABC.

[11/16/11 - 08:08 AM]
Interview: "Suburgatory" Creator Emily Kapnek
The hit comedy, starring Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy, continues tonight at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

[11/16/11 - 07:58 AM]
Snoop Dogg Records Title Track for Discovery's "Weed Wars"
As previously announced, the newcomer premieres Thursday, December 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/16/11 - 07:50 AM]
Spike TV to Premiere "MMA Junkie Live" in 2012
The half-hour, multi-platform show will feature a look ahead at the weekend's big mixed martial arts fights, and a look back at the action from recent bouts.

[11/16/11 - 07:42 AM]
"The Dr. Oz Show" Celebrates 400 Episodes With Its Biggest Health Makeovers on Friday, November 18
Dr. Mehmet Oz will welcome new guests and fan favorites to share their stories of weight loss, life transformation and pregnancy.

[11/16/11 - 07:20 AM]
A&E Network's Industry Leading Crime & Justice Programs Are Back for Brand New Seasons
"The First 48" and "Beyond Scared Straight" return Thursday, December 8 while "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Steven Seagal Lawman" are back Wednesday, January 4.

[11/16/11 - 04:01 AM]
Rihanna, The Band Perry and Usher Added to the Stellar Lineup for "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night(R)"
Previously announced performers are Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, and Sugarland.

[11/16/11 - 03:01 AM]
They're Gangster and They're Back! VH1's Smash Hit "Mob Wives" Rings in Season 2 on New Year's Day
Plus: viewers will also be introduced to a new group of "Syndicate Sisters" with the debut of the franchise's first spin-off "Mob Wives: Chicago" this spring.

[11/15/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 15
Updates include: Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne to take over FOX's "Alcatraz"; NBC to shut down production on "Prime Suspect"; and Aaron Tveit to star in Jeff Eastin's USA pilot.

[11/15/11 - 03:36 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: AMC's "Walking Dead" Remains Undefeated
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer," TLC's "All-American Muslim" and Hallmark's "Cancel Christmas."

[11/15/11 - 02:48 PM]
International Premiere of "American Horror Story" Scares Up Big Numbers on Fox International Channels (FIC)
FIC spins the international numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/15/11 - 02:42 PM]
It's a Savings Throwdown in the New TLC Series "Extreme Couponing All-Stars"
The seven-part series premieres Tuesday, December 27 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[11/15/11 - 02:21 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night in All Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 14.

[11/15/11 - 12:18 PM]
E! Entertainment and Chelsea Handler Announce Comprehensive New Multi-Year Partnership
She'll continue as host and executive producer of the network's popular late night series "Chelsea Lately" through 2014.

[11/15/11 - 12:05 PM]
Nickelodeon Closes the Week as the Top Cable Net With Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/15/11 - 12:03 PM]
Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior Spread Holiday Cheer in December With Seasonal Specials, Popular Guest Stars and a New Disney Channel Original Movie
The festive fare includes the premiere of Disney Channel Original Movie "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!"

[11/15/11 - 11:47 AM]
FOX Wins the Week With a Knockout
FOX spins the numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/15/11 - 11:42 AM]
Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice and The Band Perry Join Lineup for TNT's "Christmas in Washington," Hosted by Conan O'Brien
The star-studded concert will premiere Friday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/15/11 - 11:02 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Took Every Spot on the ranker of Basic Cable's Top 10 Most-Watched Sitcom Telecasts for the Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 6-13.

[11/15/11 - 11:00 AM]
Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Gym Class Heroes, Lil Jon, Jennifer Lopez, OneRepublic, The Band Perry and will.i.am to Perform at the "2011 American Music Awards(R)," November 20 on ABC
Previously announced acts include Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Pitbull and Maroon 5.

[11/15/11 - 10:54 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/15/11 - 10:53 AM]
VH1's Emmy Award-Winning "Rock Docs" Franchise Revisits The 10-Year Times Square Takeover With "The TRL Decade"
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, December 15 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[11/15/11 - 10:49 AM]
Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill to Co-Host a New Morning Program for CBS News
Plus: Chris Licht has been named executive producer of the new broadcast, premiering Monday, January 9 from 7:00-9:00 AM.

[11/15/11 - 10:47 AM]
Disney Channel Extends Record Streak as TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day To 22nd Consecutive Weeks in Both Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/15/11 - 10:37 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Lucky Christmas" and "Cancel Christmas" Continues Holiday Streak
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13.

[11/15/11 - 10:36 AM]
Hitting Season Highs, ABC Marks its Most-Competitive Finish This Season, Producing the Network's Most-Watched Non-"Oscar" Week in 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/15/11 - 10:05 AM]
NBC Rings in the Holidays With Grammy Award Winning Singer Michael Buble in His First Holiday Christmas Special, "A Michael Buble Christmas," on Tuesday, December 6th from 8-9 PM ET
Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, Thalia, Oscar the Grouch, The Puppini Sisters and Naturally 7 are among those featured.

[11/15/11 - 09:40 AM]
CBS's Entire Monday Line-Up Posts Week-to-Week Increases in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, November 14.







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[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
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Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.

[03/05/15 - 01:08 PM]
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[03/05/15 - 11:58 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 11:53 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 11:41 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 11:31 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 11:17 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Deliver Decisive February Sweep Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the February sweeps period.

[03/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 10:35 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 10:06 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 10:06 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
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Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band and Florida Georgia Line among those slated to appear.

[03/05/15 - 09:33 AM]
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[03/05/15 - 08:46 AM]
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