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[01/11/12 - 10:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 11
Updates include: Michael Massee to visit FOX's "Fringe"; La Toya Jackson to guest on The CW's "90210"; and Jill Zarin in talks with FOX for "The Beverly Jillbillies."

[01/11/12 - 08:35 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2011: #30-21
Our annual countdown continues with "How I Met Your Mother," "Parks & Recreation," "Justified" and more!

[01/11/12 - 07:09 PM]
TCA: CBS Teases Plans, Firms Up Episode Orders
Plus: Nina Tassler on "The Good Wife," "NYC 22," "Person of Interest" and more!

[01/11/12 - 04:51 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "The Game" Returns on Top for BET
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Wild Japan," Lifetime's "24 Hour Catwalk" and Bravo's "Tabatha Takes Over."

[01/11/12 - 02:59 PM]
Kelly Ripa Kicks Off an All-Women Co-Host Lineup January 23-27, 2012 on "Live! With Kelly" - Kim Kardashian Leads Off the Week
Ripa and Kardashian will welcome "Glee" favorite Kevin McHale.

[01/11/12 - 01:27 PM]
2.5 Million Total Viewers Boogie Down During Return of Lifetime's "Dance Moms"
Lifetime spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/11/12 - 01:04 PM]
A&E's New Original Series "Shipping Wars" Premiere Watched by Three Million Viewers
A&E spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/11/12 - 11:38 AM]
"Judge Judy" Sets New Season High and Is #1 Show in Syndication
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/11/12 - 11:17 AM]
Syfy Original Series "Monster Man" Will Showcase Hollywood Creature-Making Family Beginning Wednesday, March 14 at 11PM
The series will then switch to its regular timeslot, Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c, the following week on March 21.

[01/11/12 - 09:36 AM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Ranks as Monday's #1 Scripted TV Telecast in Women 18-34, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 9.

[01/11/12 - 09:04 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Duo Top Viewers, Adults 18-49
Plus: ABC's "Work It" takes a 20% dip in the demo in its second week.

[01/11/12 - 09:02 AM]
ABC Continues to See Strong Gains with its New Tuesday Schedule
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/11/12 - 08:52 AM]
Oxygen Media Taps Veteran Programming Executive Rod Aissa as Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development
Aissa will have strategic oversight for all development and production of Oxygen's original programming.

[01/11/12 - 08:18 AM]
MLB Opening Night on ESPN: World Champion Cardinals at New-Look Marlins
ESPN will begin its 23rd Major League Baseball season on Wednesday, April 4.

[01/11/12 - 07:17 AM]
IFC Announces Six New Cities for "Portlandia: The Tour" - February 19-24
Tickets for Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, Durham, Atlanta and Nashville go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.

[01/11/12 - 07:04 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in February With Three Back-to-Back Shows
Channing Tatum and Bon Iver are on tap for February 4 followed by Zooey Deschanel and Karmin on February 11.

[01/11/12 - 07:01 AM]
Jim Rome Joins CBS Family Contributing Across Multiple Platforms
CBS Sports Network will launch "Rome," a new half-hour show airing weekdays at 6:00/5:00c, hosted by Rome.

[01/11/12 - 06:01 AM]
Will Smith Tapped to Host Nickelodeon's Milestone 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Live from Los Angeles on Saturday, March 31, at 8PM (ET)
"How better to celebrate 25 years of Kids' Choice Awards than with the biggest movie star in the world?" said Marjorie Cohn.

[01/11/12 - 06:01 AM]
Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob Dylan and Olivia Harrison to Particpate in Martin Scorsese Music+Film Award Tribute at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Plus: Sean Penn will be presented with the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award by George Clooney.

[01/11/12 - 05:00 AM]
TV Guide Network Gets Red Carpet Ready for the 2012 Awards Season
Chris Harrison, Ali Landry, Camille Grammer, Tabatha Coffey and Nick Verreos will all be featured on the network's awards coverage.

[01/11/12 - 04:02 AM]
Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, Regina King, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman and SAG President Ken Howard to Present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/10/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 10
Updates include: AMC eyes small screen take on "Goodfellas"; Paul Bettany departs Showtime's "Masters of Sex"; and Bryan Cranston to guest on FX's "Archer."

[01/10/12 - 06:41 PM]
TCA: ABC Reveals April Moves, Eyes March Return for "Cougar Town"
Plus: Paul Lee on "Grey's Anatomy," "Body of Proof," "Pan Am," "Dancing With the Stars" and more!

[01/10/12 - 06:25 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Dominates With BCS Championship Game
Plus: numbers for OWN's "America's Money Class With Suze Orman," Discovery's "First Week In" and E!'s "Scouted to Stardom."

[01/10/12 - 06:24 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Kourtney & Kim" Takes Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Tom Papa: Live from New York City," TLC's "Jig" and History's "Cajun Pawn Stars."

[01/10/12 - 05:25 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2011: #40-31
Our annual countdown continues with "Fringe," "Cougar Town" and "Modern Family."

[01/10/12 - 04:30 PM]
"Psych" Picked Up for 7th Season - Much Anticipated News Delivered to Fans First!
The series will be back with 16 all-new episodes with fun-filled storylines and A-list guest stars later this year.

[01/10/12 - 12:10 PM]
Beth Behrs, Kat Dennings, Kristen Bell, Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Pattinson, Pauley Perrette, Ian Somerhalder and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2012," Wednesday, Jan. 11 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: fans can expect to see comedy sketches starring Jimmy Fallon, Jane Lynch, Mark Steines, the cast of "Parks and Recreation" and the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" throughout the show.

[01/10/12 - 12:09 PM]
"The Good Wife" Welcomes Back Some of Its Most Acclaimed Guest Cast for a Star-Studded Episode, Sunday, Feb. 19
Rita Wilson, Parker Posey, Denis O'Hare, Edward Herrmann, John Benjamin Hickey, Amy Sedaris, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Anna Camp, Monica Raymund, Jack Carpenter and Jonathan Groff are all featured in said installment.

[01/10/12 - 12:03 PM]
BCS National Championship: Cable's Second Biggest Audience of All Time
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, January 9.

[01/10/12 - 12:02 PM]
Jenny McCarthy Guest Stars on Design Team in "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Special To Air in 2012-13 Season on ABC
Said installment is one of four due sometime next season.

[01/10/12 - 11:34 AM]
TNT's 2011-12 NBA Regular-Season Covers Posts Significant Triple-Digit Gains Over Last Season
Turner spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/10/12 - 11:19 AM]
"Secrets of the FBI (WT)" and "Protecting the Beast (WT)" Premiere on Sunday, January 29 at 8 and 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery
Plus: look for the special "Hell Roads" on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/10/12 - 10:52 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Scores Highest Ratings Ever With "Oprah's Next Chapter"
OWN spins the numbers for Sunday, January 8.

[01/10/12 - 10:25 AM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of Jan. 2-8
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/10/12 - 10:15 AM]
Emmy-Winning Talk Show "Rachael Ray" Fully Renewed Through 2014
"[The series] has been a solid performer in stations' lineups and has had a recent surge in ratings. We're thrilled to be taking the show through eight seasons," Joe DiSalvo said.

[01/10/12 - 10:06 AM]
Disney XD to Premiere Second Installment of "Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge," A Reality Adventure Series, on Monday, January 16
New episodes will air every weekday for two weeks, all at 7:00/6:00c, through Friday, January 27.

[01/10/12 - 10:05 AM]
Bravo Media Elevates Deirdre Bianchi to Vice President, Program Planning and Acquisitions
In her new role, Bianchi will oversee the strategic scheduling of Bravo programming, all off-network and motion picture acquisitions.

[01/10/12 - 09:58 AM]
"60 Minutes" Is #5 - Scores Best Ratings in Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 In More Than Three Years
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/10/12 - 09:57 AM]
Comedies, Dramas, Tebow Lead CBS to Decisive Weekly Win in Viewers and Demos
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/10/12 - 09:39 AM]
ABC Opens 2012 with 9 of the Top 20 Non-Sports Shows in Adults 18-49, Airing TV's No. 1 Comedy, the No. 1 Drama and the No. 1 Freshman Drama
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/10/12 - 09:34 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day, Ranking as TV's #1 Network in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/10/12 - 09:16 AM]
Syfy Expands Unscripted Programming Department
Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Wayne Sampson and Colin Whelan have been named Vice Presidents, Alternative Programming at the cable channel.

[01/10/12 - 09:16 AM]
A Wide-Eyed Girl from the Midwest Meets the Ultimate Outrageous City Girl, on the Premiere of "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," Wednesday, April 11 on the ABC Television Network
The newcomer will follow "Modern Family" on Wednesday nights at 9:30/8:30c.

[01/10/12 - 09:15 AM]
"Scandal," A New Drama Series from the Creator and Executive Producers of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice," Premieres Thursday, April 5 at 10:00 P.M., ET on ABC
Plus: "Private Practice" moves to Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c from April 24 through May 15.

[01/10/12 - 09:12 AM]
The "47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards(R)," Hosted by Reba and Blake Shelton, To Be Broadcast Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1 on CBS
In addition, the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Zac Brown Band, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 1.

[01/10/12 - 09:08 AM]
FOX's "New Girl" Was Most DVR-ed New Series of the Fall
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/10/12 - 09:05 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Reveals Full Lineup of Honorees for PaleyFest 2012
The annual two-week celebration of great television at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills is set for March 2-14.

[01/10/12 - 08:51 AM]
ABC's "Castle" Scores Double-Digit Increases to Stand as Monday's Top Series
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 9.

[01/10/12 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelor" Hits Series Low as ABC Wins the Night
The Alphabet edges out its all-repeat competition on CBS among adults 18-49.







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