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[01/09/12 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 9
Updates include: FOX greenlights four pilots; Lindsay Lohan in talks to star in Lifetime's "Elizabeth & Richard"; and Kevin Ryan joins BBC America's "Copper."

[01/09/12 - 07:34 PM]
Venture Into the World of Cool Combat Collectables and Military Artifacts With Discovery's "Combat Cash"
The four-part series will air across two Wednesdays - January 11 and 25 - at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/09/12 - 05:39 PM]
TCA: ABC Family Eyes "Chloe King" Movie, Disney Teases "Marvel Universe" Block
Plus: notes on "Mistletones," "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Motorcity," "TRON: Uprising" and "Gravity Falls."

[01/09/12 - 05:38 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Big Finish for "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Merlin," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" and HBO's "The Life & Times of Tim."

[01/09/12 - 04:09 PM]
Series Finale of "Wizards of Waverly Place" Captivates 9.8 Million Total Viewers and 5.5 Million Kids 6-14 - the Series' #1 Telecast Ever
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, January 6.

[01/09/12 - 02:17 PM]
Disney XD to Launch Marvel Universe, a Dedicated Marvel Programming Block
Said lineup will feature the return of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" plus the premiere of "Ultimate Spider-Man."

[01/09/12 - 02:16 PM]
Disney XD Set to Premiere "Lab Rats," A Comedy About a Teenager and His Three Super-Human Siblings, on Monday, February 27
Stars Billy Unger, Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund and Tyrel Jackson Williams will host the night.

[01/09/12 - 02:15 PM]
Disney Junior, A 24-Hour Basic Cable and Satellite Channel for Kids Age 2-7, Set to Launch Friday, March 23 in the U.S.
Disney Junior was introduced as a daily programming block on Disney Channel in February 2010.

[01/09/12 - 12:32 PM]
TNT Orders Pilot for New Drama Series "L.A. Noir," From Executive Producers Frank Darabont, Michael De Luca and Elliot Webb
The project is based on John Buntin's critically acclaimed book "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City."

[01/09/12 - 11:53 AM]
"House of Lies" Debuts to 1.6 Million Viewers, Besting "Homeland" Premiere
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, January 8.

[01/09/12 - 11:48 AM]
History Continues Its Ratings Surge With New Sunday Night Line-Up of "Ax Men" and "Cajun Pawn Stars"
History spins the numbers for Sunday, January 8.

[01/09/12 - 11:42 AM]
New Comedy Series "Life's Too Short," from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and Starring Warwick Davis, Debuts Feb. 19, Exclusively on HBO
Each episode features cameos by top stars, including Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Kat Deeley.

[01/09/12 - 11:12 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Sits Down With Governor Chris Christie on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, January 15
Upcoming guests include George Lucas, Sean Penn, Paula Deen and Tony Robbins.

[01/09/12 - 11:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Takes a Chilling Look at a Man who Hunted Humans for Sport in the Special, "Alaska: Ice Cold Killers"
The one-hour special airs Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00/8:00c, leading into the premiere of "Dark Minds" at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/09/12 - 11:01 AM]
Get Into the Ruckus With the Two Episode Premiere of "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
JB Smoove hosts the six-episode series, filmed at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

[01/09/12 - 10:23 AM]
John Corbett Stars in "A Smile as Big as the Moon," New Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie Airing Sunday, January 29 on ABC
Jessy Schram and Cynthia Watros also star in the film, based on the memoir of the same title written by teacher Mike Kersjes with Joe Layden.

[01/09/12 - 09:51 AM]
Adult Swim Celebrates the 100th Episode of "Robot Chicken" With a Thrilling Five-Day Live Webcam Event
Said installment airs this Sunday, January 15 at 11:30/10:30c.

[01/09/12 - 09:21 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Coverage of Denver's Dramatic Overtime Win Over Pittsburgh in AFC Wild Card Game Scores Highest Rating in 24 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 8.

[01/09/12 - 09:18 AM]
Spike Announces Exclusive Product Reveals and Interviews With Top Tech Executives and Celebrities For "CES All Access Live"
The live event, airing this Tuesday, January 10, will be hosted by Geoff Keighley, Eliza Dushku, Justine Ezarik, Rich DeMuro, Sam Biddle, Joe Brown and Jessie Cantrell.

[01/09/12 - 09:16 AM]
ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Make It or Break It" Return With All New Episodes, Monday, March 26
"Secret Life" wrapped its most recent season as basic cable's #1 scripted series of Summer '11 across W18-34 and W18-49.

[01/09/12 - 09:09 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Posts Double-Digit Gains on its Return and its Top Numbers Since November
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 8.

[01/09/12 - 09:08 AM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2011: #50-41
Our annual countdown kicks off with "Suits," "Greek," "Person of Interest" and more!

[01/09/12 - 08:49 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Premieres "Black Wings" on Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 16 at 8PM ET/PT
The one-hour special "celebrates the stories of black aviation with rich detail and character, proving that the dream to fly is an aspiration that transcends all boundaries."

[01/09/12 - 08:36 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Rough Start for NBC's "The Firm" as CBS's Dominates With NFL
The Peacock's two-hour opener falls well short of "The Cape's" debut one year ago.

[01/09/12 - 07:31 AM]
IFC Greenlights "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Bunk" for 2012 Original Programming Slate
The network has ordered 10, half-hour episodes of each series to premiere back-to-back in June as a one-hour original comedy block.

[01/09/12 - 07:02 AM]
CMT's "Sweet Home Alabama" Returns With an All-New Season Beginning Friday, January 13
Meet the 22 bachelors who will compete for the affections of Paige Duke, a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ambassador from South Carolina.

[01/09/12 - 06:54 AM]
Chiller Announces 2012 Programming Slate
These projects join the previously-announced original movie "Brian Keene's Ghoul," currently slated to premiere in early 2012.

[01/09/12 - 06:04 AM]
Yahoo! to Present Tom Hanks' New Digital Animated Series "Electric City"
Set in a futuristic society, the project is a new 90-minute action-packed sci-fi adventure series, and marks Yahoo!'s first foray into original scripted programming.

[01/09/12 - 06:02 AM]
Sean Penn to Receive Joel Siegel Award at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
The award will be presented by fellow actor and 13-time Critics' Choice Award nominee George Clooney.

[01/09/12 - 06:01 AM]
Lionsgate Forges Innovative Agreement To Sell Thunderbird Films' Procedural Drama "Endgame" to Hulu
The series, which stars Shawn Doyle and was created by Avrum Jacobson, premieres today on the distribution service.

[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.

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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.