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[12/15/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 15
Updates include: Peter Farrelly books comedy at CBS; Rosa Salazar joins FOX's "Little Brother"; and Ken Kwapis to direct Sarah Silverman's NBC pilot.

[12/15/11 - 09:06 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 15
The show's two-night finale airs Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22.

[12/15/11 - 06:42 PM]
Online Auditions for "The X Factor" Now Open at www.TheXFactorUSA.com
Now through December 31, solo artists and vocal groups 12 years old and over have the opportunity to submit for season two.

[12/15/11 - 03:36 PM]
Next Edition of "The Amazing Race" Premieres Sunday, Feb. 19
Plus: "Undercover Boss" and "A Gifted Man" to shift to Fridays at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c beginning February 17.

[12/15/11 - 02:02 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since May
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 10.

[12/15/11 - 01:49 PM]
ABC Pushes Up "Shark Tank" Return to January 20, Brings Back "Primetime: What Would You Do?"
Said duo will take over for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on Friday nights.

[12/15/11 - 01:23 PM]
The Beloved Series That Changed Thousands of Lives, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Airs Its Series Finale January 13, 2012
The ABC series will conclude after nine seasons and 200 episodes.

[12/15/11 - 01:02 PM]
David Wolkis Named Vice President of Production for TNT and TBS Originals
Most recently, Wolkis served as director of production for TNT and TBS Originals.

[12/15/11 - 12:48 PM]
Discovery to Debut "Alaska: The Last Frontier" on Thursday, December 29 at 10:00/9:00c
Plus: look for the "Storm Chasers: Behind the Storms" special on Monday, December 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/15/11 - 12:31 PM]
Video: A "Shameless" Holiday Greeting from the Gallagher Family
The show's sophomore run begins Sunday, January 8 at 9:00/8:00c on Showtime.

[12/15/11 - 12:28 PM]
USA Network Names Melanie Frankel Vice President, Original Comedy Series
Frankel was most recently director of comedy for ABC Studios.

[12/15/11 - 12:08 PM]
"E! True Hollywood Story: Timbaland" Premieres December 20
Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Keri Hilson and Ryan Tedder are among those interviewed in the one-hour special.

[12/15/11 - 11:51 AM]
Showtime(R) and Strikeforce(R) Reach New Programming Agreement for Live MMA Events on the Premium Network
Under the new agreement, Showtime will produce and televise up to eight live events.

[12/15/11 - 11:46 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Week of Dec. 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 5-9.

[12/15/11 - 11:02 AM]
Fred Willard Guest Stars As Rob's Father, "George," On the New CBS Comedy Series "Rob"
The Rob Schneider-led comedy premieres Thursday, January 12 at 8:30/7:30c.

[12/15/11 - 11:02 AM]
ESPN and NCAA(R) Extend Rights Agreement Through 2023-24
The new agreement includes 600-plus hours and 300 telecasts of live coverage annually across more platforms than ever before.

[12/15/11 - 10:48 AM]
G4 to Premiere Marvel Original Anime Series "Blade" on Friday, January 13 at 11PM ET/PT
Harold Perrineau will voice the title character, Eric Brooks, the supernatural Daywalker known as Blade.

[12/15/11 - 10:08 AM]
Season to Date for the Second Straight Year, "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Late-Night Among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 5-9.

[12/15/11 - 10:04 AM]
CBS Television Distribution Acquires Domestic Distribution Rights for "Hot in Cleveland"
"In a marketplace where the sitcom pipeline is dry, there is a pent-up demand by stations for a big, broad-skewing sitcom like this," said Scott Koondel.

[12/15/11 - 09:57 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored With Eight Golden Globe(R) Nominations
Drama "Homeland" and comedy "Episodes" are up for Best TV Series in their respective genres.

[12/15/11 - 09:55 AM]
GSN Premieres Season 4 of "Dancing With the Stars" on Saturday, January 21, 2012
Said cycle featured Apolo Anton Ohno, Leeza Gibbons, Heather Mills, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ian Ziering and Joey Fatone, among others.

[12/15/11 - 09:40 AM]
FX Strengthens Comedy Brand - Network Inks Deal With Acclaimed Actor/Comedian Russell Brand
Six half-hour installments of an unscripted late night series will debut in the spring of 2012.

[12/15/11 - 09:24 AM]
"Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker" Stand-Up Special Premieres Tuesday, December 20 at 10 PM ET/PT on Bravo
Plus: look for the season finales of "Watch What Happens: Live" and "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" next week.

[12/15/11 - 09:21 AM]
"CSI" Delivers Largest Audience Since Season Premiere and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Week Two
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 14.

[12/15/11 - 09:17 AM]
HBO Receives 18 Golden Globe Nominations, The Most of Any Television Network This Year
Other nominated series include "Game of Thrones," "Hung" and "Enlightened."

[12/15/11 - 09:16 AM]
USA Network's "Psych" Makes a Leap Year Return!
The final seven episodes of the show's sixth season will roll out beginning Wednesday, February 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/15/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's Barbara Walters Special Marks Big Year-Over-Year Time-Period Improvement
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 14.

[12/15/11 - 08:55 AM]
Interview: "Burn Notice" Creator Matt Nix
The always entertaining showrunner teases tonight's Renny Harlin-directed season finale.

[12/15/11 - 08:54 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Criminal Minds" Lifts CBS Over FOX
The Eye is last night's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/15/11 - 08:23 AM]
"MTV2's Guy Code" to Premiere Two New Back-to-Back Episodes Including Holiday Episode Tuesday, December 20th at 11pm ET/PT
The series "gives viewers the ins and outs of the special code that exists between bros."

[12/15/11 - 08:20 AM]
CBS News Brings Back "Person to Person"
Charlie Rose and Lara Logan will host the interview specials, the first of which premieres Wednesday, February 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/15/11 - 07:57 AM]
History(R) Puts a Southern Spin on Its Mega Hit Series With "Cajun Pawn Stars" - New Series Premiering on Sunday, January 8 at 10pm EST
The 14-episode series, set at Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, moves up to a January launch.

[12/15/11 - 07:24 AM]
Starz Receives Two Golden Globe(R) Nominations for Outstanding Original Programming
Actor Kelsey Grammer and the revered new series in which he stars, "Boss," were both recognized.

[12/15/11 - 06:47 AM]
Cooking Channel Gets a Healthy Start With Two New Series "Not My Mama's Meals" and "Drop 5 Lbs With Good Housekeeping"
Also on tap: newcomers "The Supersizers Go" and "Symon's Suppers."

[12/15/11 - 06:45 AM]
Jingle Bell Rock This Season With "American Idol" Holiday E-Cards
The show's 11th season kicks off Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19.

[12/15/11 - 06:01 AM]
"VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" Includes Special Tribute to Amy Winehouse with Performances by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Florence Welch and Wanda Jackson
Previously announced performers include Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Travie McCoy, Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi.

[12/15/11 - 05:44 AM]
NBC Announces Howard Stern As the New Judge on the Top-Rated Summer Competition Series "America's Got Talent" As It Heads Into Season Seven
He'll take over for Piers Morgan on the series, production of which will relocate to New York City.

[12/15/11 - 05:43 AM]
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
HBO receives 18 nods, including four for "Mildred Pierce" and three each for "Boardwalk Empire," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."

[12/14/11 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 14
Updates include: Melissa Rycroft, Jennie Garth to topline reality series at CMT; Colin Egglesfield joins Lifetime's "The Client List"; and Stephen Hopkins to helm NBC's "Beautiful People."

[12/14/11 - 04:30 PM]
The CW to Air "The Secret Circle" Marathon December 29-January 4 as Build Up to Winter Premiere on January 5
All nine episodes to date will encore prior to new episodes resuming on Thursday, January 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/11 - 02:11 PM]
Animal Planet Adds "Snake Man of Appalachia" to Busy Winter Lineup
The six-episode series follows the lives of the Shorts, "an extraordinary Appalachian family with deep roots in the serpent-handling religion."

[12/14/11 - 01:13 PM]
"Steve Harvey" Sold in Over 80% of the U.S. for Its Fall 2012 Debut
New stations added include WCVB-TV Boston, KPTV-TV Portland (OR), KSAT-TV San Antonio, WJXT-TV Jacksonville, WTEN-TV Albany (NY), WALA-TV Mobile, WOWT-TV Omaha and WMTW-TV Portland (ME).

[12/14/11 - 12:48 PM]
FOX Sports Media Group Reaches Long-Term Rights Agreement with NFL
The network has inked a new nine-year multi-platform media rights agreement that runs through the 2022 season.

[12/14/11 - 12:44 PM]
CBS and NFL Reach New Nine-Year Broadcast Rights Agreement Through 2022 Season
In addition, as part of the NFL's expanded "flexible scheduling," CBS will also broadcast games from the NFC.

[12/14/11 - 12:40 PM]
NBCUniversal's New Nine-Year "Sunday Night Football" Agreement Includes More Games, Three Super Bowls, Upgraded Playoff Package & Enhanced Flex Scheduling
Plus: NBC will annually broadcast a primetime game on Thanksgiving night beginning in 2012.

[12/14/11 - 12:38 PM]
The Tradition Continues: NFL To Remain On Broadcast TV
The new agreements run through the 2022 season while the current television agreements expire following the 2013 season.

[12/14/11 - 12:04 PM]
History Renews Six Series, Orders "Cajun Pawn Stars" Spin-Off
"Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy," "American Restoration," "Top Gear," "Top Shot," "Ax Men" and "Swamp People" are all due back.

[12/14/11 - 11:56 AM]
Lifetime Tackles Teen Pregnancy and Stereotyping With Original Movie "The Pregnancy Project"
Alexa Vega and Judy Reyes star in the film, which will make its world premiere on Saturday, January 28.

[12/14/11 - 11:46 AM]
Style Network Delivers Best Year Ever Becoming Fastest Growing Cable Network in 2011
The Style Network spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/11 - 11:14 AM]
Bravo Media Marks Sixth Consecutive Best Year Ever Across All Key Demos, Digital Platforms, and Financial Metrics
Bravo spins the numbers for the year to date.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
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[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.