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[01/18/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 18
Updates include: The CW sends three dramas to pilot; NBC fills out cast of "Beautiful People"; and Nick Stoller gets a green light for his CBS comedy.

[01/18/12 - 10:19 PM]
Entertainment Studios Launches Two Primetime First-run Sitcoms for Fall 2012
"The First Family" and "Mr. Box Office" have each received 104 episode production orders.

[01/18/12 - 04:52 PM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Grey's Anatomy" Star Jessica Capshaw Set to Take Place on Thursday, January 19
The actress will be up on Twitter at @jessicacapshaw, during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[01/18/12 - 04:11 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers" Still Big for History
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later," MTV's "Caged" and E!'s "Fashion Police."

[01/18/12 - 03:54 PM]
Popular Young Actress Debby Ryan Stars in "Radio Rebel," A Disney Channel Original Movie Premiering Friday, February 17
Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Merritt Patterson and Atticus Mitchell also star in the project.

[01/18/12 - 03:17 PM]
HDNet, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, and CAA Establish Joint Venture to Rebrand HDNet as AXS TV
HDNet's signature programming including "HDNet Fights," "Inside MMA," "Dan Rather Reports," Sunday concert series, and select non-scripted series will continue on AXS TV.

[01/18/12 - 03:09 PM]
ABC Family's "The Lying Game" Scores Series Highs for the 3rd Consecutive Week
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 16.

[01/18/12 - 02:38 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original "A Taste of Romance" Is #1 Movie of Week Among HH RTG and W25-54 RTG
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/18/12 - 02:17 PM]
Syfy Greenlights Two-Hour Pilot for Time Travel Action Thriller Rewind from BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions
Justin Marks wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein.

[01/18/12 - 02:06 PM]
Oxygen Scores Double Digit Increases in Key Demos for Third "Glee" Marathon
Oxygen spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/18/12 - 01:54 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Cajun Pawn Stars," "Kourtney & Kim" Snag Top Spots
Plus: numbers for TLC's "World's Smallest Storm Chaser," E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" and Comedy Central's "Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain."

[01/18/12 - 01:10 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "On the Case With Paula Zahn" Tops Off Network's Best Week Ever in Prime for All Key Demos
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 12:42 PM]
"Hayley: World's Oldest Teenager" and "Kristie Mills: Love on the Transplant List" Premiere Sunday, January 29th on TLC
Other upcoming specials include "Last Chance to Live" on Wednesday, February 1.

[01/18/12 - 12:22 PM]
TBS Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-34 in Primetime for the Eighth Consecutive Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 11:55 AM]
TLC Shares Royal Romance With "Undercover Princes" and "Undercover Princesses"
The series, which follows three single princes and princesses from around the world as they go undercover as locals, premieres Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/12 - 11:51 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company, 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia Announce Sponsors for 11th Season of "American Idol"
Ford, Coca-Cola and AT&T are once again among the show's advertising partners.

[01/18/12 - 11:40 AM]
MTV Press Releases "Bittersweet Blessing" by Ashley Salazar from the Groundbreaking Docu-Series "16 and Pregnant"
The book will hit stores on Tuesday, January 24 from the network's publishing arm.

[01/18/12 - 11:29 AM]
Science Takes Viewers Back to Nature's Fight Club in Season Two of "Monster Bug Wars"
The series returns with six new episodes beginning Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/12 - 11:11 AM]
"The Simpsons" Tops the Week! FOX's Animated Favorite Outperforms "Modern Family" and "Big Bang Theory" As Last Week's No. 1 Series
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:12 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps #1 Total Day Ranking Across All TV in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for the 2nd Consecutive Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:07 AM]
CBS Television Distribution's Trio of Magazines All Post Weekly Growth
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/18/12 - 10:06 AM]
CBS Scores Decisive Across-the-Board Weekly Win for Second Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:04 AM]
ABC Delivers 6 of the Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49 and Places the No. 1 New Drama
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:00 AM]
TeenNick Welcomes "The Wonder Girls," "Dance Academy" in February
Australian import "Dance Academy" will follow new episodes of "Degrassi" on Friday nights.

[01/18/12 - 09:54 AM]
On Sunday, "The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards" Wins Its Three-Hour Time Period in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 09:53 AM]
EPIX Presents "Kevin Smith Burn in Hell" - An EPIX Original Comedy Event, Premieres February 11
Additionally, EPIX is reaching out to Kevin Smith fans everywhere with an on demand preview beginning February 3.

[01/18/12 - 09:12 AM]
Oxygen Moves Season Premiere of "Best Ink" to Tuesday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
The competition series, hosted by Kimberly Caldwell, was previously slated to launch on Monday, January 30.

[01/18/12 - 09:08 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Builds to its Top Numbers Since November
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 17.

[01/18/12 - 09:05 AM]
Craig Carton, Nate Quarry, and Mike Straka to Serve As On-Air Talent for Spike TV's "MMA Junkie Live"
The weekly original series will premiere Thursday, February 23 at 11:00/10:00c on the network.

[01/18/12 - 08:49 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Return on Top for FOX
Plus: The CW's "Remodeled" opens below every original airing of "Ringer" this season.

[01/18/12 - 08:14 AM]
Star-Studded Schedule for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball"
Said lineup kicks off with the Chicago White Sox at the Texas Rangers on Sunday, April 8.

[01/18/12 - 07:35 AM]
USA Network's "White Collar" Launches Midseason Digital Initiatives for Fans
Starting yesterday, viewers began playing a six-week game designed to test their skills to see if they're advanced enough to partner with Mozzie in locating a hidden stash.

[01/18/12 - 07:13 AM]
"Beast Tracker" Premieres Wednesday, February 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery
The one-hour special explores the conflict between humans and alligators.

[01/18/12 - 06:42 AM]
Syfy Uncovers How Highly Imaginative People - Igniters - Move Brands Forward Faster
Through a custom study conducted in partnership with PSFK, Syfy demonstrates how and why this consumer is more powerful today than ever.

[01/18/12 - 06:35 AM]
Two-Time Grammy(R) Award Winner and "NCIS: Los Angeles" Star LL Cool J to Host "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS
"I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true," the rapper/actor said.

[01/18/12 - 06:27 AM]
CBS Announces the 18 Castaways for "Survivor: One World"
As previously announced, the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 24th season, Wednesday, February 15.

[01/18/12 - 06:02 AM]
MTV, Get Schooled and the College Board Launch Facebook App to Connect Students With Money for College
The youth-conceived application will also provide information, guidance and tools that will enable students to make smart financial decisions about paying for college.

[01/18/12 - 03:01 AM]
Second, New "Absolutely Fabulous" Special Makes U.S. Premiere on Logo
Look for the return of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Untucked!: RuPaul's Drag Race" that same night, Monday, February 6.

[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.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.