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[01/12/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 12
Updates include: The CW orders drama pilot based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow; Tony Krantz developing "Dracula" at NBC; and ABC orders two more episodes of "Last Man Standing."

[01/12/12 - 10:32 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2011: #20-11
Our annual countdown continues with "Sons of Anarchy," "The Chicago Code," "Homeland" and more!

[01/12/12 - 06:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Doubleheader Powers ESPN
Plus: numbers for Cartoon Network's "Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu," TLC's "I Cloned My Pet" and Discovery's "Combat Cash."

[01/12/12 - 03:32 PM]
The CW Announces New Action-Packed Game Show "OH SIT!"
The 10-episode series is billed as "a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition."

[01/12/12 - 03:01 PM]
Second Season Premiere of Syfy's "Face Off" Sets Series Record With Two Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/12/12 - 02:46 PM]
History's New Wednesday Night Line-up of "American Restoration" and "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy" Averages 2.8 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/12/12 - 02:33 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Launch a New Season of the Popular Series "Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal" Saturday, February 4
In each episode, two couples "share their deeply personal stories of heartbreak, while a therapist provides inside perspective on how each couple began the healing process."

[01/12/12 - 01:16 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Special "Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later" to Premiere on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Cicely Tyson, LeVar Burton, John Amos, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr. and Ben Vereen are among the featured alums.

[01/12/12 - 01:02 PM]
Characters from "Hawaii Five-0" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" to Shoot Crossover Episodes for a Two-Night Event to Air During May Sweeps
Earlier this season, Daniela Ruah guest starred on "Hawaii Five-0" when her character, Special Agent Kensi Blye.

[01/12/12 - 12:56 PM]
CBS Launches "Undercover Boss Star Employee Bonus Contest," Giving Employers the Chance to Reward One Incredible Employee With a Huge Cash Prize
The winning employee will be awarded a $10,000 prize, in addition to a $10,000 donation that will be given to the employer's chosen charitable organization.

[01/12/12 - 12:48 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Its Top 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results of the Past Year
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/12/12 - 12:43 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 2-6.

[01/12/12 - 12:11 PM]
Sports-Oriented Reality Series "Ball Boys" Premieres Saturday, March 24 on ABC
The show, from the producers of "Pawn Stars," premieres with two half-hour episodes, Saturday, March 24 at 3:00/2:00c.

[01/12/12 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Catches Spring Fever With "Nurse Jackie," "The Big C" & "The Borgias" - Network's Three Hit Series To Return On Sunday, April 8th
"Nurse Jackie" will lead off the night at 9:00/8:00c followed by "The Big C" and "The Borgias."

[01/12/12 - 12:00 PM]
Showtime(R) to Examine "The World According to Dick Cheney"
Oscar- and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler is behind the documentary, which chronicles the life of the former Vice President.

[01/12/12 - 11:44 AM]
TeenNick's Award-Winning Drama Degrassi Returns With Brand-New Episodes, Featuring an All-New Freshman Class, Monday, Feb. 20, at 9:00 P.M. (ET)
Leading up to the premiere, the Degrassi cast will host five "Party with Degrassi" screening events across the U.S.

[01/12/12 - 11:22 AM]
E! Captures All the Glamour and Excitement of the Red Carpet at The 2012 Golden Globe(R) Awards Live on Sunday, January 15th
Plus: look for "Fashion Police: The 2012 Golden Globe Awards" on Monday, January 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/12/12 - 11:11 AM]
"E! Entertainment Special: When Girls Kill" Premieres Thursday, January 19th at 10:00pm ET/PT
The special recounts "four shocking stories of young girls convicted of unthinkable crimes."

[01/12/12 - 11:00 AM]
ABC's "Nightline" Ranks #1 for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 2-6.

[01/12/12 - 10:05 AM]
Coming in February to BBC America: "Being Human" Returns, BAFTA Awards, "Ab Fab" Special, "6 Nations Rugby" and an Encore of "The Hour"
"Being Human" premieres its fourth season on Saturday, February 25 as part of "Supernatural Saturday."

[01/12/12 - 09:29 AM]
TLC Reveals The Hidden Lives of American Gypsies in "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding"
The network has ordered eight hour-long episodes of the "Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" spin-off.

[01/12/12 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Dominates Wednesday - #1 in All 6 Half-Hours in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/12/12 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chelsea" Gives NBC a Ratings Spark
The Peacock posts its best Wednesday numbers of the season last night.

[01/12/12 - 08:54 AM]
"The People's Choice Awards" Wins Time Period in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/12/12 - 08:39 AM]
"David Blaine: What Is Magic?" Premieres on TLC on Thursday, January 26 at 10 PM ET/PT
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is featured in the one-hour special.

[01/12/12 - 07:58 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Finder" Co-Stars Geoff Stults & Michael Clarke Duncan
Part two of two from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[01/12/12 - 07:54 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Finder" Co-Stars Mercedes Masohn & Maddie Hanson
Part one of two from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[01/12/12 - 07:34 AM]
Ex-Lovers Reunite on MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," Premiering on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
This season the series brings together 13 pairs of former lovers in the exotic Dominican Republic, as they come together to compete for $300,000 in cash prizes.

[01/12/12 - 07:05 AM]
NBC Sports Network Announces Broadcast Talent for Inaugural "Fight Night" Show on January 21
Heavyweight contenders Eddie Chambers and Sergei Liakhovich face off live from Philadelphia's historic Asylum Arena.

[01/12/12 - 06:18 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Announces Q1 and Q2 Programming Slate at Winter 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour
This year, the production slate doubles and will continue to double year over year until the network reaches between 24-30 titles annually.

[01/12/12 - 06:17 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Q1 and Q2 Programming Slate at Winter 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour
The robust slate of programs consists of nine original movies, premieres of which will shift to Sunday nights beginning April 15.

[01/12/12 - 06:04 AM]
IFC's "Portlandia" Season Two Debut Attracts Strong Audience
IFC spins the numbers for Friday, January 6.

[01/12/12 - 05:59 AM]
Marvel Animated Hit Series 'The Super Hero Squad Show' Joins The Hub TV Network Lineup January 30
The series will air as part of the network's weekday lineup at 4:00/3:00c with encore presentations on the weekend.

[01/12/12 - 05:01 AM]
World's First Social-Reality Show to Debut on ABC
"Bud United presents: The Big Time" kicks off its seven-episode run on Saturday, January 21 at 3:00/2:00c.

[01/12/12 - 04:01 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees Jason Aldean And Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift to Perform on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards(R)
The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

[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.







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[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
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