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[01/13/12 - 11:49 PM]
ABC Dumps "Work It," Opens Door for "Cougar Town"
Repeats of "Last Man Standing" will fill the Tuesday, 8:30/7:30c slot for the rest of the month.

[01/13/12 - 11:35 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2011: #10-1
Our annual countdown concludes with "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," "Friday Night Lights" and more!

[01/13/12 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 13
Updates include: NBC orders three dramas, one comedy to pilot; ABC greenlights comedy, drama; and Syfy to expand "Warehouse 13" season to 20 episodes.

[01/13/12 - 03:20 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Continues Its Reign
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," Animal Planet's "Snake Man of Appalachia" and VH1's "The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards."

[01/13/12 - 02:46 PM]
"Live! With Kelly" Announces All-Women Co-Host Lineup for the Week of January 23-27, 2012
Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Cat Deeley and Carrie Ann Inaba will join Kelly Ripa during said week.

[01/13/12 - 01:21 PM]
TLC Breaks New Ground With the Docu-Sitcom "Leave It to Niecy"
The eight-episode half-hour series will premiere Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/13/12 - 01:20 PM]
The All-New 2012 Model of "Inside West Coast Customs" Rolls Off the Assembly Line and Onto Velocity
An all-new season premieres Sunday, February 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/13/12 - 01:19 PM]
"Monster Bug Wars," "How It's Made A-Z," "Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters" on Tap This Quarter on Science
Plus: look out for "Are You Good or Evil" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in March.

[01/13/12 - 01:14 PM]
Science, TED and SETI Ask the Question "Are We Alone?" With an Initiative to Bring Citizen Scientists Into the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Plus: look for a special episode of "Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman" on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/13/12 - 01:13 PM]
"Hillbilly Handfishin'" Returns to Animal Planet on Sunday, February 12; "Must Love Cats" on Saturday, March 10
Plus: the cable channel recaps its various premieres for the first quarter of 2012.

[01/13/12 - 01:10 PM]
Animal Planet Plunges Into Second Season of the Wet, Wild and Wacky World of Aquarium Building in "Tanked"
The first set of 10 new episodes airs this spring and the remaining 10 are slated to air later in this summer.

[01/13/12 - 01:03 PM]
Starz Hit Original Series "Spartacus" Spawns New Novel from Titan Books, "Spartacus: Swords and Ashes"
This original novel "tells a brand-new story of blood, sex and politics set in the uncompromising, visceral world of the arena."

[01/13/12 - 01:02 PM]
Encore Originals Debuts an Intimate Psychological Thriller, "The Crimson Petal and The White," on Friday, March 6 at 9PM ET/PT
Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd and Gillian Anderson star in the four-part mini-series.

[01/13/12 - 01:01 PM]
Miami Beach Heats Up With Series Debut of "Magic City" on Friday, April 6 at 10PM ET/PT, Exclusively on Starz
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko and Danny Huston topline the series, set in 1958 Miami Beach.

[01/13/12 - 12:10 PM]
NBC Moves Season Premiere of "The Celebrity Apprentice" Back One Week to February 19; "Harry's Law" to Return on March 11
An original two-hour episode of "Fear Factor" will now be broadcast on Sunday, February 12 (9-11 p.m. ET).

[01/13/12 - 11:19 AM]
A&E Network in Development on Two Scripted Formats - "Bates Motel" and "Those Who Kill"
"Bates Motel" serves as a prequel to the most famous fright film of all-time, "Psycho."

[01/13/12 - 11:06 AM]
A&E Network's New Scripted Drama Series "Longmire" to Premiere Summer 2012
Australian actor Robert Taylor stars as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

[01/13/12 - 11:02 AM]
"Glee" Returns to Oxygen With a Third Marathon on Saturday, January 14 from 11:00AM-11:30PM ET/PT
Damian McGinty and Lindsay Pearce will each host a special OxygenLive session during their respective episodes.

[01/13/12 - 10:51 AM]
New HBO Drama Series "Luck," A David Milch/Michael Mann Collaboration Starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, Debuts Sunday, Jan. 29
Dennis Farina, Jason Gedrick, Kevin Dunn, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart and John Ortiz also star.

[01/13/12 - 10:15 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Adds Three New Series to Its Slate of Original Programming Including "Lovetown, USA," "Lives on Fire" and "Are You Normal, America?"
"Each of our new shows is right on brand and aligned with Oprah's intention to bring our audience meaningful, entertaining programming," said Sheri Salata.

[01/13/12 - 09:59 AM]
Animal Planet Announces "Monster Week" Programming Stunt - Hosted by "River Monsters'" Jeremy Wade
For eight nights, the mysterious menaces of the animal world take over the network's lineup.

[01/13/12 - 09:46 AM]
"Rob" Opens with the Time Period's Best Deliveries in Viewers and Key Demos Since May 2010
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 12.

[01/13/12 - 09:31 AM]
National Geographic Channel Joins Forces With Ridley and Tony Scott To Produce Author Bill O'Reilly's Best-Selling Book "Killing Lincoln"; Just Announced: Mike Rowe Joins Project
The narrative recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history: how one gunshot changed the country forever.

[01/13/12 - 09:18 AM]
Popular Disney Stars Roshon Fegan and Caroline Sunshine Help Spread the Word About Disney Friends for Change Program Expansion, Beginning Thursday, January 19 on Disney Channel
The program is "aimed to inspire kids and families to make a difference in their world by taking actions to help people, their communities and the planet."

[01/13/12 - 09:14 AM]
Susan Lucci, Emmy Award-Winning Actress and Queen of Daytime Soap Operas, Joins Investigation Discovery's Primetime Line-Up
She'll serve as host and narrator of "Deadly Affairs," a 10-part series due this fall.

[01/13/12 - 09:13 AM]
Werner Herzog's Haunting Television Series "On Death Row" Brings His Unparalleled Filmmaking Talents to Investigation Discovery
The four-part series premieres Friday, March 9 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/13/12 - 09:02 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Dates for HBO Films' "Game Change," Returning Series "Game of Thrones" and New Series "Girls" and "Veep"
"Thrones" returns on April 1 followed by "Girls" on April 15 and "Veep" on April 22.

[01/13/12 - 09:01 AM]
HBO/Cinemax 2012 Programming Overview
A complete recap of all of the networks' programming highlights for the coming year.

[01/13/12 - 09:00 AM]
Lineup of HBO and HBO2 Documentaries Confirmed for First Part of 2012
Upcoming films include "The Union," "The Loving Story," "Saving Face," "God Is Bigger Than Elvis" and more!

[01/13/12 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" Dominates at 9pm to Stand as Thursday's #1 Drama in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 12.

[01/13/12 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Bang," "Rob" to Victory
Newcomer "Rob" posts the best post-"Big Bang Theory" numbers this season.

[01/13/12 - 07:58 AM]
Frank DeRose Upped to Senior Vice President, Program Scheduling & Strategic Planning, USA Network, CLOO and Universal HD
"I've worked with Frank for over 20 years and I've always said he has one of the best 'scheduling guts' in the business," Jane Blaney remarked.

[01/13/12 - 07:02 AM]
"The Weight of the Nation," A Multi-Part, Multi-Platform Series Addressing the National Obesity Epidemic, Debuts in May on HBO
In the U.S., 68% of adults age 20 and over are overweight or obese, while 31.7% of the nation's children and adolescents age two to 19 are overweight or obese.

[01/13/12 - 07:01 AM]
MTV2's Highest Rated Series Ever "Guy Code" Brings Home Epic Finale Episode Tuesday, January 17th at 11pm ET/PT
Said installment impart "lasting lessons on getting freaky, the importance of nicknames, how to party before the party, and the guy code to handling the workplace."

[01/13/12 - 05:31 AM]
Starz, The Weinstein Company and Electus Collaborate on Epic New Original Series, "Marco Polo"
"Marco Polo" is John Fusco's fantastical martial arts epic, chronicling the famous adventurer's early years in the court of Kublai Khan.

[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.







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[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.