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[01/05/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 5
Updates include: Frances Conroy latest to NBC's "Beautiful People"; pair likewise set for "Isabel" at the Peacock; and NBC, The CW in talks to carry "Saving Hope," "L.A. Complex."

[01/05/12 - 03:19 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Orange Bowl Continues ESPN Streak
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Dog the Bounty Hunter," Discovery's "Moonshiners" and Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

[01/05/12 - 01:38 PM]
FX Lands Box Office Hits to Close Out 2011
"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "We Bought a Zoo" are all due beginning in 2013 and early in 2014.

[01/05/12 - 01:20 PM]
Amy Coleman Named Executive Producer of New Syndicated Talk Show "Jeff Probst"
"Amy is a talented and creative producer who spent years working for the best - Oprah Winfrey. Her pedigree can't be beat," Aaron Meyerson said.

[01/05/12 - 01:19 PM]
Ewan McGregor, Katy Perry, Emma Stone, Jason Segel and Many More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2012," Wednesday, Jan. 11 on the CBS Television Network
Also on tap are Jason Biggs, Matt Bomer, David Boreanaz, Elisha Cuthbert, Ellen DeGeneres, Nina Dobrev, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Fillion, Morgan Freeman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ashley Greene and more!

[01/05/12 - 01:10 PM]
Adam Stotsky Named General Manager of G4
Stotsky previously served as President of Marketing for the NBC Entertainment division of NBCUniversal.

[01/05/12 - 01:09 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Sugar Bowl Triumphs for ESPN
Plus: numbers for G4's "Campus PD," ABC Family's "Jane by Design" and back-to-back episodes of A&E's "Storage Wars."

[01/05/12 - 11:52 AM]
Nickelodeon and the White House Join Forces to Support Military Families With Special "iCarly" Episode, Featuring the First Lady of the United States, and Military Base Screening Events Across the Country
"iMeet the First Lady" premieres Monday, January 16 at 7:30/6:30c on the cable channel.

[01/05/12 - 11:44 AM]
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" is Tuesday's #1 Scripted Cable Show in Key Demo; Launch of "Jane by Design" is Solid
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 3.

[01/05/12 - 11:38 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Castle" Star Seamus Dever Set to Take Place on Monday, January 9
The actor will be up on Twitter at @seamusdever, during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[01/05/12 - 10:26 AM]
NBC Releases "Chuck" January 27 Series Finale Details
"Chuck Versus Sarah" and "Chuck Versus the Goodbye" will close out the show's five season run.

[01/05/12 - 10:25 AM]
NBC to Double Pump "30 Rock" on Thursday, January 26 at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c
The extra episode will fill in for "The Office" on said evening.

[01/05/12 - 10:24 AM]
Get Organized This New Year With the Style Network's New Docu-Series "The Amandas" on Monday, January 30 at 8PM ET/PT
The newcomer follows Amanda LeBlanc, owner of a professional organizing company.

[01/05/12 - 10:24 AM]
NBC Books Two-Hour "Prime Suspect" Finale for Sunday, January 22 at 9:00/8:00c
Look for the final two installments of its 13-episode order on said night.

[01/05/12 - 09:42 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Is Ringing in the New Year Right! An All-New Stand-Up Month Hits the Network This January With a New Look and New User Experience
Highlights include stand-up specials from Tom Papa, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove and John Mulaney plus the premiere of "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus."

[01/05/12 - 09:00 AM]
2011 Ratings Recap: Cable's Scripted Dramas - What's Up? What's Down? What's on Top?
Find out how cable's 67 scripted dramas fared this past year.

[01/05/12 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Lineup Returns to Originals with Big Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 4.

[01/05/12 - 08:48 AM]
Save the Date for CMT's New Wedding Series "Swanderosa" Premiering Friday, January 20
The eight-episode series follows an elaborate event-planning business just outside of San Antonio.

[01/05/12 - 08:37 AM]
"Delocated" Season 3 Premieres on Adult Swim on 2/2!
Plus: look for seasons 1 and 2 on DVD on Tuesday, January 17.

[01/05/12 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Helps ABC Coast to Victory
A full slate of originals on the Alphabet easily trumps its mostly repeat competition.

[01/05/12 - 07:01 AM]
He... Could... Go... All... The... Way! "All Star Dealers" on Deck for Discovery
The series, set at Grey Flannel Auctions, launches Tuesday, January 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/05/12 - 06:59 AM]
A New League of Pups Takes to the Field on Super Bowl(TM) Sunday in Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl VIII"
The eighth annual event premieres Sunday, February 5 from 3-5 PM (ET/PT).

[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.







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[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
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[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
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[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
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[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
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