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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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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
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Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.