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[01/17/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 17
Updates include: CBS orders two drama pilots; David Koechner to star in NBC's "Friday Night Dinner"; and Kari Lizer lands a second pilot, this time at ABC.

[01/17/12 - 04:49 PM]
NBC to Encore "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" and "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" This Saturday
The former drew NBC's biggest overall audience in the time period, excluding Olympics, since February 18, 2008, on Monday.

[01/17/12 - 04:39 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Climbs to Series High for Discovery
The series also reclaims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/17/12 - 03:40 PM]
BBC America to Air "Luther" This Sunday in Celebration of Idris Elba's Golden Globe Win for Best Actor
The four-episode marathon airs Sunday, January 22, from 11:00am ET to 3:00pm ET.

[01/17/12 - 03:17 PM]
Disney Channel Original Movie "Frenemies" Buddies Up With 4.2 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/17/12 - 02:11 PM]
HBO Acquires Domestic Broadcast Rights to "Me @The Zoo," A 2012 Sundance Film Festival Selection
Directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch, the film is an in-depth exploration of the new phenomenon of internet celebrity.

[01/17/12 - 01:48 PM]
Grant Bowler Signs on for Lead in Syfy's Upcoming Epic Science Fiction Series, "Defiance"
The visionary enterprise is in collaboration with Trion Worlds, with the Syfy series and Trion's multi-platform shooter MMO poised to debut simultaneously.

[01/17/12 - 01:16 PM]
Lifetime's Dance Moms Franchise Gets Even Hotter!!! Network Picks Up "Dance Moms: Miami"
The six-episode spin-off will go behind-the-scenes at Miami-based Stars Dance Studio.

[01/17/12 - 12:47 PM]
"Hell on Wheels" Reigns as AMC's Second Highest Rated Original Series
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/17/12 - 12:43 PM]
New Seasons of "Jerseylicious" and "Big Rich Texas" Bring Big Hair and Bigger Drama to the Style Network on February 19
As previously reported, the new seasons will air back-to-back beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/17/12 - 12:43 PM]
CMT's Two New Original Series "Bayou Billionaires" and "My Big Redneck Vacation" Premiere This Saturday Beginning at 9:00 P.M., ET/PT
The newcomers will air at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c, respectively, on the cable channel.

[01/17/12 - 11:47 AM]
NBC to Broadcast "The 43rd NAACP Image Awards" in Live, Two-Hour Event on February 17
The Peacock will take over the broadcast rights to the ceremony from FOX.

[01/17/12 - 11:45 AM]
Syfy's "Powerful Mondays" Return With Powerhouse Premieres of "Being Human" and "Lost Girl"
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, January 16.

[01/17/12 - 11:28 AM]
"Cougar Town" Joins the ABC Tuesday Comedy Block, Beginning February 14
The series will air Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on the Alphabet.

[01/17/12 - 10:41 AM]
"Curious and Unusual Deaths" Premieres Friday, February 17 on Discovery Fit & Health
Back-to-back episodes will air Friday nights beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/17/12 - 10:25 AM]
DirecTV Dominates Super Bowl Weekend with Two All Star Events on Saturday, Feb. 4
Highlights include "The DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl," now in its sixth year.

[01/17/12 - 09:46 AM]
Giants/Packers on FOX Scores Most-Watched Divisional Game Ever
FOX spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/17/12 - 09:43 AM]
Raycom Media and ITV Studios America's Hit Syndicated Strip Series "America Now," Hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, Expands With New Distribution
Starting this month, the show has a new primetime clearance on WADL in Detroit.

[01/17/12 - 09:27 AM]
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2012," An Interactive Countdown Special Hosted by Boomer Esiason and Jillian Michaels, To Be Broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 1
The annual CBS special will count down the 10 greatest Super Bowl commercial brands which will vie for the number one spot.

[01/17/12 - 09:25 AM]
CBS Comedies Rise in Demos Versus Events and Premieres on the Competition
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, January 16.

[01/17/12 - 09:02 AM]
ABC's Monday Builds to a 2-Month High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 16.

[01/17/12 - 08:58 AM]
Oxygen Picks Up Second Season of Critically Acclaimed "The Glee Project," Returning Summer 2012
"The Glee Project" will air on Oxygen this summer with 14 contenders - two more than season one - additional themes and all new music.

[01/17/12 - 08:48 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Alcatraz" Is FOX's Best Drama Debut in Three Years
The show's two-hour debut is the network's top launch among adults 18-49 since "Lie to Me."

[01/17/12 - 08:27 AM]
MTV Releases "Teen Mom" Soundtrack With Proceeds Going to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Available exclusively on iTunes, proceeds will go to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

[01/17/12 - 07:57 AM]
"The 66th Annual Tony Awards(R)" to Be Broadcast in a Three-Hour Ceremony, Live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Sunday, June 10 on the CBS Television Network
The awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been a part of the CBS family since 1978.

[01/16/12 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 16
Updates include: Loretta Devine joins Lifetime's "The Client List"; Joe Lando to recur on The CW's "The Secret Circle"; and Megan Fox is the latest eyed for "Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story."

[01/16/12 - 12:44 PM]
"The NFL on CBS" Broadcasts of AFC Wild Card and Divisional Playoff Games Averaging Highest Overall Viewership in 25 Years for AFC TV Package
CBS spins the numbers for the NFL postseason coverage to date.

[01/16/12 - 11:50 AM]
First-Time Actor(R) Nominees Kyle Chandler, Judy Greer, Maya Rudolph and Octavia Spencer to Present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
They'll join the previously announced Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, Ken Howard, Regina King, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman and Dick Van Dyke.

[01/16/12 - 10:12 AM]
"America's Most Wanted" and Lifetime Make First Captures
The suspects, Antonio Barnes and Earl Jackson, were featured on the show's Friday, January 6 episode.

[01/16/12 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Overrun Gives FOX "Dynamite" Premiere
Plus: the Golden Globes return down a few ticks from last year's ceremony among adults 18-49.

[01/16/12 - 07:33 AM]
Interview: "Alcatraz" Co-Stars Jorge Garcia & Sarah Jones
Plus: executive producer Jack Bender on the new drama, premiering tonight on FOX.

[01/16/12 - 07:01 AM]
Starz Takes Spartacus Outside the Arena with New "Spartacus: Vengeance The Game," Sampling Opportunities for First Episode of Returning Spartacus Series
Beginning January 20, the first full episode will be available to more than 61.1 million multichannel households in advance of its January 27 premiere.

[01/15/12 - 01:01 PM]
Hulu Unveils Slate of New Original Programming
The line-up kicks off on February 14 with the launch of Hulu's first original scripted series, "Battleground."

[01/15/12 - 09:31 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Napoleon Dynamite" Co-Star Jon Heder
Part three of three from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[01/15/12 - 09:30 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Napoleon Dynamite" Co-Star Tina Majorino
Part two of three from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[01/15/12 - 09:29 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Napoleon Dynamite" Co-Star Efren Ramirez
Part one of three from our visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[01/15/12 - 09:28 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Patriots/Broncos Blowout Puts CBS in Front
Said coverage tops last year's divisional playoff showdown between the Packers and Falcons.

[01/15/12 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's Miss America Pageant Surges 13% Year to Year Against the NFL Playoffs
ABC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/12 - 06:07 PM]
"Braxton Family Values" - WE tv's Hit Original Series - Continues Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT
The show's new 19-episode season airs Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[01/14/12 - 06:06 PM]
WE tv Launches a Brand-New Original Series - "Mary Mary" Premieres Thursday, March 29 at 10PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series tracks the three-time Grammy award-winning gospel duo Erica and Tina Campbell.

[01/14/12 - 06:05 PM]
Happily Ever After Begins Now David's Back for WE tv's Quintessential Night of Makeover Magic!
New episodes continue on Sundays at 9:00/8:00c from January 15 through April 1.

[01/14/12 - 06:04 PM]
"Shannen Says" - All-New Series Premieres Tuesday, April 3 at 9PM ET/PT on WE tv
Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko star in the eight-episode series, which track the weeks leading up to their wedding.

[01/14/12 - 05:12 PM]
Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake" Begins Production on February 7th in New Zealand
The project stars Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan and David Wenham.

[01/14/12 - 05:11 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights New Original Non-Fiction Series "Push Girls"
The series traces "the lives of four dynamic, outspoken and beautiful women who, by accident or illness, have been paralyzed from the neck or the waist down."

[01/14/12 - 05:10 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights Third Season of Fashion Series "All On The Line with Joe Zee"
The new season will "include an all new set of struggling designers who will look to Zee protect their creative vision while helping them achieve commercial success."

[01/14/12 - 05:04 PM]
AMC Kicks Off the New Year With Programming Lineup of Film Classics and Favorites
"AMC Celebrates" events will honor "Saturday Night Fever," "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Blade Runner."

[01/14/12 - 05:03 PM]
AMC Announces 16 Episode Order for "The Walking Dead" Season 3
The series returns for the back half of its second season on Sunday, February 12.

[01/14/12 - 05:02 PM]
AMC's New Unscripted Series, "Comic Book Men," Debuts February 12 at 10 PM
The six-part series is executive produced by Kevin Smith, Charlie Corwin and Elyse Seiden.

[01/14/12 - 05:01 PM]
"Mad Men" Season 5 Debuts with Two-Hour Premiere on Sunday, March 25
Plus: "The Killing" also returns with two-hour premiere on Sunday, April 1.

[01/14/12 - 04:01 PM]
The Weather Channel Premieres New Series "Hurricane Hunters" in July 2012
The series follows "the high-stakes world of pilots who fly planes into hurricanes to gather meteorological data from the eye of the storm."







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[01/18/17 - 12:31 PM]
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Logo's stars will lead viewers on a new adventure each day in a series of 10 original short segments.

[01/18/17 - 12:30 PM]
BET to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama, "Rebel," from John Singleton on March 28th at 9PM ET/PT
Directed by John Singleton, the series follows a police officer who leaves the force after being under an intense Internal Affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner in the hopes of stopping him from gunning down her little brother.

[01/18/17 - 12:11 PM]
Fall's Best Reviewed and #1-Rated New Series "This Is Us" Receives Renewal for Two Additional Seasons
To date, 72 million total viewers have viewed the first 10 episodes in some fashion on all platforms.

[01/18/17 - 12:03 PM]
FOX Dominates Divisional Playoff Weekend
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its NFL postseason coverage to date.

[01/18/17 - 11:46 AM]
"America: Facts vs. Fiction" Returns to American Heroes Channel for Fascinating Fourth Season Hosted by Jamie Kaler
Hosted by former Naval officer and comedian/actor Jamie Kaler, this season is a wake-up call about the surprising hidden facts behind the most familiar and beloved stories from our nation's and military's past.

[01/18/17 - 11:35 AM]
National Geographic Discovers Ancient Anchors That Could Rewrite the History of Human Travel in the Bronze Age
"We set out to investigate the most interesting theories that argue that there is some kind of history behind the myth of Atlantis," said Cameron.

[01/18/17 - 10:43 AM]
Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Docu-Series "For Peete's Sake" Returns with All-New Episodes Saturday, February 18 on OWN
In a revealing new season, Holly and Rodney find themselves balancing it all amongst troubling headlines highlighting escalating police relations, and deep fears of raising sons Robinson, Roman and RJ in the current climate surface.

[01/18/17 - 10:35 AM]
TNT's Hit Series "Major Crimes" Renewed for Season Six
The show's stellar ensemble cast - including Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco and Graham Patrick Martin - will return for the 13-episode sixth season.

[01/18/17 - 10:30 AM]
ABC News' Coverage of the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump Begins Thursday, January 19
"20/20" will air two one-hour specials on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20.

[01/18/17 - 10:13 AM]
NBC to Preview "Chicago Justice" on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 P.M.
The preview will immediately follow a crossover event between "Chicago Fire" at 8 p.m. and "Chicago P.D." at 9 p.m.

[01/18/17 - 10:05 AM]
Velocity and Ryan Friedlinghaus Join Forces to Bring the Inner Workings of the World-Renowned West Coast Customs Back to Velocity
In March, Velocity invites viewers deeper into the West Coast Customs world with all-new, never-before-seen episodes of "Inside West Coast Customs."

[01/18/17 - 10:02 AM]
James Frain Joins "Star Trek: Discovery"
Frain will star as "Sarek," the famed father of "Spock."

[01/18/17 - 09:38 AM]
NBC Reunites TV's Favorite Foursome with the Return of "Will & Grace" (and Jack and Karen)
Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will be back, and original series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers.

[01/18/17 - 09:05 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Celebrity Judges, Comedian Battlers for "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II: War of the Words"
Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mayer, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Snoop Dogg will serve as celebrity judges.

[01/18/17 - 09:03 AM]
Video: HBO Releases Video for Upcoming Season of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
The video features Oliver as he wanders the sets of other returning HBO favorites, joined by surprising guest stars.