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[01/08/12 - 01:25 PM]
6.25 Million Americans Watched the ABC News Republican Debate in New Hampshire
ABC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/08/12 - 12:30 PM]
TCA: FOX Cancels "Allen Gregory," Delays "House," "Terra Nova" Decisions
Plus: Kevin Reilly talks "American Idol," "Fringe," "So You Think You Can Dance" and what's going on with the "Glee" spin-off.

[01/08/12 - 11:13 AM]
FOX Forges New Unit to Create Alternative Animated Content
The late-night programming block will air Saturdays (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT) and will feature four new animated series per season starting in January 2013.

[01/08/12 - 10:56 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Saints/Lions Wild Card Puts NBC on Top
Nearly 28 million viewers tuned into the primetime portion of the NFL playoff.

[01/08/12 - 10:55 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Its Top Metered-Market Household Rating of the Past Year
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/08/12 - 09:18 AM]
FOX 2011/12 Season Performance Highlights
FOX spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/08/12 - 09:17 AM]
"The Simpsons" Challenges Ultimate Fans to Break Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Television Viewing
The 500th episode of the animated series airs Sunday, February 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/08/12 - 09:16 AM]
Welcome Back, "American Idol" - The Incredible Journey Begins With a Two-Night Premiere Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19
Plus: look for the show's 400th episode on a special night, Tuesday, February 28.

[01/08/12 - 08:05 AM]
Lions-Saints NFL Wild Card Primetime Game on NBC Draws 19.3 Overnight Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/07/12 - 01:06 PM]
E! Expands Hit Comedy Series "Fashion Police" to One Hour Beginning March 9
The series, featuring Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, will also move to the earlier time of Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/07/12 - 10:17 AM]
Strip by Bravo "Watch What Happens Live" Kicks Off Five Nights With a Star Studded Lineup
The first wave of guests includes Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Fallon, Rosie O'Donnell, Robin Thicke, Tori Spelling, Rosie Perez, Ralph Fiennes and Holly Hunter.

[01/07/12 - 10:02 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Programming Slate by 25 Percent With New and Returning Original Series in 2012
Among the highlights: "Kathy," a one-hour weekly talk show hosted by two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin which will premiere this spring.

[01/07/12 - 08:57 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Cotton Bowl Lifts FOX Despite Decline
Plus: "CSI: NY" and "A Gifted Man" both tick up big from last originals.

[01/07/12 - 08:56 AM]
ABC Hits 11-Week Highs on Friday Night
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 6.

[01/06/12 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 6
Updates include: "Last Resort" officially a go at ABC; Marcia Gay Harden joins NBC's "Isabel"; and Rhona Mitra on track to join Cinemax's "Strike Back."

[01/06/12 - 10:07 PM]
TCA: NBC Confirms Episode, Pilot Orders
"Harry's Law," "Parks & Recreation" set for 22 episodes, plus check out official descriptions of the Peacock's five pilots ordered to date.

[01/06/12 - 04:57 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Returns on Top for MTV
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "American Stuffers," OWN's "Louder Than a Bomb" and HBO's "24/7 Flyers/Rangers" finale.

[01/06/12 - 04:56 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Exclusive World Premiere of Gloriana's Newest Video, "(Kissed You) Goodnight," During the Airing of "A Walk to Remember," January 13
"The Secret Life of the American Teenager's" Megan Park stars in the video, which will also be available on ABCFamily.com.

[01/06/12 - 04:53 PM]
NBC Launches Comprehensive Promotional Campaign to Provide Positive Sampling Prior to Debut of "Smash"
Beginning January 23 through February 6, the pilot will stream online via NBC.com and Hulu.

[01/06/12 - 04:37 PM]
Video: Nickelodeon's Cymphonique Miller Performs "Only You Can Be You" from the Upcoming Series "How to Rock"
The series is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, February 4 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/06/12 - 02:45 PM]
"Untold Stories of The ER" Returns to Discovery Fit & Health Saturday, January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
The former TLC mainstay returns tomorrow night on the cable channel.

[01/06/12 - 02:12 PM]
TBS Greenlights Buddy Comedy Series "Men at Work"
The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes of the multi-camera comedy from creator Breckin Meyer.

[01/06/12 - 02:08 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Present "Phineas and Ferb - Time Shift Weekend," Beginning Friday, January 13
The special four-episode adventure runs through Monday, January 16.

[01/06/12 - 01:13 PM]
Showtime(R) Launches Interactive Website for Galweather & Stearn
The site brings the management consultant firm featured on the series "House of Lies" to life.

[01/06/12 - 01:09 PM]
Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, Stars of TNT's New Series "Dallas," to Present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
This year's event will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/06/12 - 01:03 PM]
Jerzdays Are Back on MTV, As the Season Five Premiere of "Jersey Shore" Ranks as the #1 Cable Telecast of the Year's Broadcast Season
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, January 5.

[01/06/12 - 01:03 PM]
Comedy Central: February 2012 Programming Highlights
Look for the network premieres of "Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz" and "'I Ain't Scared of You' A Tribute to Bernie Mac."

[01/06/12 - 12:32 PM]
TNT Orders Action-Packed Reality Series "The Great Escape"
Rich Eisen hosts the 10-episode series, which is slated to join the network's lineup in summer 2012.

[01/06/12 - 12:00 PM]
Preston Beckman Appointed Senior Strategist, Fox Networks Group
Dr. Beckman will provide his expertise and strategic insight in scheduling, programming and research across all FNG entertainment divisions.

[01/06/12 - 11:23 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Dec. 26-30
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 26-30.

[01/06/12 - 10:45 AM]
NBC and iTheatrics Announce Philanthropic Initiative to Bring Sustainable Musical Theater Programs to the Nation's Underserved Schools
The "Smash"-driven initiative will work with local schools across the country to stage their own productions and implement self-sustaining programs.

[01/06/12 - 10:38 AM]
NBC Announces the Celebrities Tracing Their Family Trees on Season Three of "Who Do You Think You Are?" Premiering February 3
Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones, Jerome Bettis, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen are among the featured celebrities.

[01/06/12 - 10:30 AM]
Eight Award-Winning Musicians Join Coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton As Advisers to Their Teams on NBC's "The Voice"
Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke are all on tap.

[01/06/12 - 10:20 AM]
Emmy and Grammy Award-Winning Harry Connick Jr. to Guest-Star in NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
He'll play Executive ADA David Haden, "a dedicated, straight-shooting prosecutor who is assigned a case with Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay)."

[01/06/12 - 09:46 AM]
ABC Towers Over Late-Night Competition on New Year's Eve
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/06/12 - 09:41 AM]
Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, Seth Meyers and Tracy Morgan Join Star-Studded Lineup of Those Honoring America's Comedy Sweetheart in NBC's "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" Airing January 16
Also saluting White will be Carl Reiner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Vicki Lawrence and John O'Hurley.

[01/06/12 - 08:55 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with Season Highs for "Wipeout," "Grey's" and "Private Practice"
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 5.

[01/06/12 - 08:43 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Return With Season Highs
The Alphabet easily crushes repeat competition on CBS, NBC and FOX.

[01/06/12 - 06:04 AM]
Giuliana and Bill Rancic Continue to Tackle Life's Curveballs in Season Five of The Style Network's Hit Reality Series "Giuliana & Bill" Premiering Monday, April 2 at 8PM ET/PT
"In 2011, we faced our scariest obstacle yet when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but as we start 2012, I am focused on living in the present," said Giuliana Rancic.

[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.







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[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.

[05/02/16 - 09:19 AM]
Discovery Impact's "Sonic Sea" Looks at Ocean Noise Pollution - Premieres May 19
Narrated by Academy(R) Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams, the film features interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including Grammy Award-winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting.

[05/02/16 - 09:06 AM]
Britney Spears to Receive Millennium Award and Perform Medley of Greatest Hits at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Spears joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Shawn Mendes, P!nk and collaborations with Nick Jonas, Tove Lo and Demi Lovato.

[05/02/16 - 09:00 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Outcast" Debuts June 3
The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman, and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black.

[05/02/16 - 08:57 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Little Big Shots" Tops Demo Race for NBC
The Peacock and ABC share the night's adults 18-49 crown.

[05/02/16 - 08:28 AM]
HGTV Renews Mother/Daughter Home Reno Series "Good Bones"
The 12-episode second season is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.

[05/02/16 - 08:04 AM]
ESPN Selects Seven Big Ten College Football Games for 2016 Saturday Prime Time
The schedule features eight Big Ten teams, including three teams in the ESPN.com way too early preseason rankings: No. 3 Michigan, No. 10 Ohio State and No. 17 Iowa.