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[01/04/12 - 10:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 4
Updates include: Hallmark to part ways with "Martha"; The CW revives "The Cult"; and Roland Emmerich lands pilot order at ABC.

[01/04/12 - 08:31 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Rose, Fiesta Bowls Dominate for ESPN
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Extreme Clutter," Bravo's "It's a Brad, Brad World" and E!'s "Celebrity Slimdowns."

[01/04/12 - 08:26 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Rachael vs. Guy" Tops Viewers, "Kourtney & Kim" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Angry Boys," TLC's "Dr. G: Medical Examiner" and OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[01/04/12 - 03:26 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Returns Strong; "The Lying Game" Hits Series Highs
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 2.

[01/04/12 - 03:10 PM]
Military Channel Rolls Out a Gripping Second Season of "Greatest Tank Battles," Premiering January 11 at 10 PM E/P
10 new episodes will roll out on Wednesday nights on the cable channel.

[01/04/12 - 03:02 PM]
Record Viewership for NBA TV's Opening Week of 2011-12 Regular Season
NBA TV spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/04/12 - 01:36 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Premiere Original Series "Beyond Belief on OWN" January 24
The series originally ran as part of "Primetime Nightline" on ABC this past summer.

[01/04/12 - 12:46 PM]
Nickelodeon's "iCarly" Rings in New Year With Top Kid and Tween Telecast, Scores 5.5 Million Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/04/12 - 11:36 AM]
Food Network Premieres New Series "Fat Chef" and Returns With a New Season of "Heat Seekers" in January
"Heat Seekers" returns Monday, January 16 at 8:00/7:00c while "Fat Chef" launches Thursday, January 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/04/12 - 11:27 AM]
VH1's Hit Series "Mob Wives" Returns With a Ratings Vengeance
VH1 spins the numbers for Sunday, January 1.

[01/04/12 - 11:12 AM]
Seth Meyers, Mario Lopez and Dana Carvey Step In As Guest Co-Hosts With Kelly Ripa the Week of January 16-20, 2012
Guests that week include Simon Baker, Kevin Hart, Jessica Alba, Matt Bomer, Marg Helgenberger, Mark Feuerstein, Ewan McGregor and Elizabeth Banks.

[01/04/12 - 11:11 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Is Casting for Season Five
An open call is set for Saturday, January 21 at MysticArt Pictures in Burbank, CA.

[01/04/12 - 11:03 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and Comcast Corporation Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement
ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN 3D, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN FullCourt and ESPN3 are among the networks covered.

[01/04/12 - 10:52 AM]
"Nova" Explores Hidden Elements, A Da Vinci Mystery, An Ancient U.S. Death Trap, and 3D Spies and Dambusters of WWII in New Winter 2012 Programming Line-Up
The show's 39th season continues on Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c on PBS.

[01/04/12 - 10:45 AM]
"60 Minutes" Special Is #3 and Was the Most-Watched Non-Sports Program of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/04/12 - 10:44 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Got the New Year Off With a Real Bang Last Week with Its Biggest Numbers Ever on TBS
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/04/12 - 10:44 AM]
CBS Closes the First Half of the Season With Historic Benchmarks in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/04/12 - 10:41 AM]
Disney Channel Rings in the New Year Extending its Record Streak as TV's #1 Network to 29 Consecutive Weeks in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/04/12 - 10:26 AM]
NBC Is #1 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/04/12 - 10:14 AM]
ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" Finishes as the Week's No. 1 Entertainment Show
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/04/12 - 10:06 AM]
Animal Planet Finds Big Audience in Season Two Debut of "Finding Bigfoot," Snaring 1.6 Million Believers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, January 1.

[01/04/12 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Arts Summer Festival 2012 Kicks Off June 29
Anna Deavere Smith will serve as weekly host for the Summer Festival, which airs Fridays at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/04/12 - 10:00 AM]
PBS Introduces Its First Cross-Country Competition Series "Market Wars" (working title) Coming Summer/Fall 2012
The series, from the producers of "Antiques Roadshow," gives audiences a lesson in the bare-knuckles business of scoring a bargain.

[01/04/12 - 09:59 AM]
PBS Announces New Season of Art21's "Art in the Twenty-First Century," Featuring Profile of Weiwei
The sixth season will air Fridays at 9:00/8:00c from April 13 through May 4.

[01/04/12 - 09:58 AM]
PBS Kids Reports Growth Across All Platforms in 2011
PBS spins the numbers for 2011 to date.

[01/04/12 - 09:58 AM]
IFC Launches Live, Dual-Screen Experience, "IFC Sync," Timed to Second Season Premiere of "Portlandia" on Friday, January 6 at 10 pm, ET/PT
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will be online with users sharing their experiences and stories from the show and answering questions, throughout the show's debut.

[01/04/12 - 09:39 AM]
Cowboys-Giants Is Most-Watched NBC Primetime Game Ever; "Sunday Night Football" Is No. 1 Show on Primetime Television
NBC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/04/12 - 09:19 AM]
New HBO Series "On Freddie Roach," From Renowned Filmmaker Peter Berg, Debuts Friday, Jan. 20
The unscripted show focuses on Freddie Roach, who owns and operates the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, where he has produced a host of world champions.

[01/04/12 - 09:18 AM]
CBS Dominates First Tuesday of the New Year; All 3 Dramas Post Gains
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 3.

[01/04/12 - 09:09 AM]
Discovery Premieres "Mobster Confessions" on Monday, January 9 at 10 PM ET/PT!
Andrew DiDonato, John Veasey, Frank Cullotta and Frank Calabrese Jr. are featured in the initial wave of episodes.

[01/04/12 - 09:06 AM]
New E! Special Reveals How Unexpected Encounters Turned Ordinary People Into Hollywood's Most Fascinating Stars When "Scouted to Stardom" Premieres January 9th at 9:30 PM ET/PT
Jewel, Audrina Patridge, Chrissy Teigen, Lucas Grabeel and Selita Ebanks are among those featured in the half-hour special.

[01/04/12 - 08:58 AM]
CMT Is Taking a Family Vacation When "My Big Redneck Vacation" Premieres Saturday, January 21
Tom Arnold hosts the 10-episode series, which follows a Louisiana family as they vacation in the Hamptons.

[01/04/12 - 08:52 AM]
Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Cicely Tyson and Common to Deliver Dazzling Performances at "BET Honors 2012"
This year's event, airing Monday, February 13, honors Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, The Tuskegee Airmen and Beverly Kearney.

[01/04/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's Tuesday is Up Across the Board Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 3.

[01/04/12 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Sparks Easy Win for CBS
Plus: "Work It" and "Celebrity Wife Swap" on ABC post year-to-year gains from "No Ordinary Family" and "V."

[01/04/12 - 08:31 AM]
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Come to Comedy Central(R) on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 P.M. With New Series "Key & Peele"
The Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele-led series will follow the fourth season premiere of "Tosh.0."

[01/04/12 - 08:00 AM]
BBC America, Cineflix Studios, and Shaw Media Announce Lead Cast and Production Team for Original Series "Copper"
Tom Weston-Jones, Anastasia Griffith, Kyle Schmid and Franka Potente will topline the series, from co-creators Tom Fontana and Will Rokos.

[01/04/12 - 07:30 AM]
The Weather Channel Premieres New Anthology Series "Braving the Elements"
The project will feature multiple miniseries, each comprised of four 30-minute episodes.

[01/04/12 - 06:59 AM]
Colliding Planets and Killer Volcanos Spark January Syfy Saturday Original Movies
Rachel Hunter and Brad Dourif star in "Swamp Volcano" while Kirk Acevedo and Diane Farr topline "Collision Earth."

[01/04/12 - 06:41 AM]
USA Network Returns to Fridays With "Fairly Legal" and "In Plain Sight" - New Seasons of Original Series Premiere March 16, 2012
Said duo will air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/04/12 - 06:31 AM]
History(R) Looks at the Greatest Adventure of All Time in Epic New Miniseries "Mankind the Story of All of Us(wt)"
The 12-hour, six night television event comes from the producers of "America the Story of Us."

[01/04/12 - 05:26 AM]
The "Celebrity Apprentice" Returns to NBC With More Drama and Stars Than Ever, Sunday, February 12
Arsenio Hall, Clay Aiken, Adam Carolla, Cheryl Tiegs, Debbie Gibson and Tia Carrere are among this season's participants.

[01/03/12 - 10:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 3
Updates include: Kathleen York, Cybill Shepherd report to Lifetime's "The Client List"; Sophia Schloss is NBC's "Isabel"; and Spike Feresten lands new comedy at the Peacock.

[01/03/12 - 06:05 PM]
FOX Season-to-Date and Weekly Live +7 Ratings Highlights
FOX further spins the numbers for the week of December 12-18 and the season to date.

[01/03/12 - 05:19 PM]
Think You Sound Dang Sweet Like "Napoleon Dynamite"? Celebrate "Napoleon Dynamite" Day Thursday, January 5 at Hollywood & Highland
The best impression will win $1,000 and the entire cast will be on hand to judge the mad skills.

[01/03/12 - 04:49 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Bowl Coverage Snaps Discovery Streak
The network's "Gold Rush" had been the night's top adults 18-49 draw for the past nine weeks.

[01/03/12 - 04:44 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Valero Alamo, Champs Sports Bowls Spark ESPN
Said duo bests TNT's NBA doubleheader of New York/LA Lakers and Dallas/Oklahoma City.

[01/03/12 - 01:20 PM]
Sneak Peek of the New MTV Docu-Series "Caged" to Air at 12:05AM Following the "Jersey Shore" Premiere Night Extravaganza on Thursday, January 5
The show, which provide an honest look into the lives of young amateur MMA fighters, will regularly air Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 9.

[01/03/12 - 12:59 PM]
"White Collar" Fans: Where is Elizabeth Burke? Show Creator & Executive Producer Jeff Eastin Will Help Fans on WhereIsElizabethBurke.com
From Tuesday, January 3 through Tuesday, January 17, fans can post their guesses on the site and receive feedback and hints from Eastin.

[01/03/12 - 12:24 PM]
"Oprah's Next Chapter" Two Hour Premiere Scores Highest Rated Sunday Premiere Ever on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN spins the numbers for Sunday, January 1.







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[08/24/16 - 03:32 PM]
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[08/24/16 - 02:31 PM]
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[08/24/16 - 01:15 PM]
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[08/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
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[08/24/16 - 12:15 PM]
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[08/24/16 - 11:20 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Commemorative Programming Event to Honor 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11
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[08/24/16 - 11:19 AM]
"Catching Kelce Preview Special" Airs Following New Episode of "WAGS" This Sunday, August 28
"Catching Kelce" will then premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:39 AM]
Video: Discovery Releases First Teaser for "Taking Fire"
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[08/24/16 - 10:03 AM]
Spike's "Lip Sync Battle" Goes Live for the First Time Ever
The highly-anticipated season 3 of "Lip Sync Battle" premieres on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 09:52 AM]
Music Superstar Ciara Completes Celebrity Judges Panel for the 96th Miss America Competition Live Broadcast
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[08/24/16 - 09:46 AM]
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The series is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate.

[08/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
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[08/24/16 - 09:19 AM]
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[08/24/16 - 09:16 AM]
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Additionally, global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, will host the hour-long pre-show alongside MTV2's "Uncommon Sense" star, Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist, Lizzo, from MTV's upcoming live music series, "Wonderland."

[08/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
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