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[01/27/12 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 27
Updates include: ABC gets busy with five pilot orders; CBS likewise adds three comedies; and McG to direct FOX's "Guilty."

[01/27/12 - 03:53 PM]
Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Stars in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Firelight" for ABC
The film, formerly known as "Crew Six," will premiere Sunday, April 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[01/27/12 - 03:24 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Overshadows Competition Once Again
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" and Food Network's "Fat Chef."

[01/27/12 - 12:39 PM]
Four-Part Series "My 600-lb Life" Premieres Wednesday, February 1 at 9PM (ET/PT) on TLC
The series follows the lives of four people, each weighing over 650 pounds, as they collectively try to lose one ton.

[01/27/12 - 12:36 PM]
Video: Lifetime & Jennifer Love Hewitt Music Video for "The Client List"
The new drama premieres this March on the cable channel.

[01/27/12 - 12:05 PM]
E! Presents Comprehensive Red Carpet Coverage Live from The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Sunday, January 29
Plus: look for "Fashion Police: 2012 SAG Awards," featuring special guest Betsy Brandt, on Monday, January 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/27/12 - 11:41 AM]
TLC Premieres "Extreme Couponing: Midnight Madness" This Sunday, January 29 at 10/9c
The one-hour special follows four savings experts as they battle to get the best possible savings on Black Friday.

[01/27/12 - 11:26 AM]
Investigation Discovery Posted "Serially" Strong Numbers on Wednesday Night With Over 2.75 Million Viewers Tuning Into the New Series "Dark Minds"
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 25.

[01/27/12 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Announces Start of Production For "The Eric Andre Show"
Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress host the late-night talk show, set in a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality.

[01/27/12 - 10:32 AM]
NBC Announces Stars Joining "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in Indianapolis for Special Super Bowl
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg will stop by "Jimmy Fallon's Super Bowl Special" airing live on Sunday, February 5.

[01/27/12 - 09:25 AM]
HBO Comedy Series "Eastbound & Down," Starring Danny McBride, Kicks Off Its Eight-Episode Third Season Feb. 19
Jason Sudeikis joins the cast as Kenny's new best friend and kindred spirit Shane, a veteran catcher with the Mermen.

[01/27/12 - 09:06 AM]
Chuck LaBella Named Vice President of Talent Development, Alternative Programming, NBC
"We are excited to make this announcement official since we have worked with Chuck for so many years where he has contributed to the success of our shows as well as others," said Paul Telegdy.

[01/27/12 - 09:04 AM]
"The Loving Story," A Story of Enduring Love That Led to a Landmark Civil Rights Case, Debuts on Valentine's Day During Black History Month, Exclusively on HBO
The watershed Supreme Court case overturned bans on interracial marriage in 16 states.

[01/27/12 - 09:01 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops "American Idol" in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week in Common Half-Hour
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 26.

[01/27/12 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Finder" Climbs to Series High for FOX
The newcomer has grown each week since its January 12 launch.

[01/27/12 - 08:30 AM]
Interview: "Spartacus: Vengeance" Creator Steven S. DeKnight
Starz's flagship drama kicks off its second season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/27/12 - 07:34 AM]
Bravo Tackles Love and Real Estate in New York City With Two New Docu-Series
"Love Broker" premieres on Monday, March 5 followed by "Million Dollar Listing New York" on Wednesday, March 7.

[01/27/12 - 06:29 AM]
Gigapix Studios Answers the Call for the Military Channel With "Baker Boys: Inside the Surge" on Saturday, February 18
In a unique event, the series premieres on the Military Channel on Saturday, February 18 in a four-hour block from 4-8 PM ET.

[01/27/12 - 06:05 AM]
The New Celebrity Cast of "Dancing With the Stars" to Be Revealed Live, Tuesday, February 28 Exclusively on "Good Morning America"
As previously announced, the series returns for season 14 on Monday, March 19 with a two-hour season premiere.

[01/27/12 - 06:01 AM]
Electus Secures a Three-for-One Project Development Deal With National Geographic Channel
One of the concepts is an immersive reality series based on the perilous Mayflower expedition, which recreates the actual 66 day journey the passengers took in search of the new world.

[01/27/12 - 04:02 AM]
Berenice Bejo, Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis and Shailene Woodley To Present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS this Sunday, January 29.

[01/26/12 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 26
Updates include: CBS adds four to pilot roster; Shawnee Smith joins FX's "Anger Management"; and Michael Cuesta to direct CBS's "Elementary."

[01/26/12 - 06:04 PM]
Showtime(R) Pilot "Ray Donovan" Casts Actors Eddie Marsan and Dash Mihok in Key Roles
They'll join the previously cast Liev Schreiber and Paula Malcomson in the Ann Biderman-penned hour.

[01/26/12 - 04:06 PM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of The Exes" Premiere Tops Wednesday Night on Cable
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 25.

[01/26/12 - 03:51 PM]
Kim Kardashian To Appear in Multiple-Episode Guest Arc on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva"
She'll play Nikki, "Fred's (Ben Feldman) new love interest who partners with his ex Stacy (April Bowlby) in a new business venture."

[01/26/12 - 03:30 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Claims Demo Crown
USA's "Royal Pains" however is the night's most-watched original.

[01/26/12 - 02:12 PM]
Exclusive: "American Idol" to Air Two-Hour Edition on Thursday, February 16
The extra hour will pre-empt "The Finder" on said night.

[01/26/12 - 01:51 PM]
Discovery's "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" Returns Monday, February 13 Followed by the Premiere of "World's Toughest Trucker"
Plus: look for the one-hour special "Collision Course" on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/26/12 - 01:17 PM]
The "Bridesmaids" Cast - Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig - to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R)
McCarthy received her first Oscar(R) nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film's original screenplay.

[01/26/12 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Gossip Girl "Made in NY" Video in Taxi Cabs Throughout New York City to Celebrate 100th Episode, Airing Monday, January 30, at 8/7c on The CW
Watch the cast and producers appear in a "Made in NY" video currently running in taxicabs throughout the Big Apple.

[01/26/12 - 12:36 PM]
BBC America to Co-Produce Next Installment of "Luther"
The latest four-part series, starring Idris Elba, will premiere in 2012 as part of the network's Dramaville lineup.

[01/26/12 - 12:19 PM]
Cartoon Network Hall of Game(TM) Awards to Feature Performances by Hot Chelle Rae and Flo Rida
Shaquille O'Neal hosts the second annual event, premiering Monday, February 20 at 7:00/6:00c.

[01/26/12 - 12:13 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Top 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results for an Encore Since April
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 21.

[01/26/12 - 12:12 PM]
Lifetime and Collins Avenue Developing New Docuseries "Ice Moms"
The series follows the Dearborn, Michigan-based figure skating coaching duo of Laurie Vigilante and Adam Schmidt.

[01/26/12 - 12:05 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Grab #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 16-20.

[01/26/12 - 11:56 AM]
The CW and Kia Motors Recruit Fans of Hit Drama "Nikita" to Assist in Missions Via New Online Game, "Nikita: Code Breaker"
Plus, enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Toronto to visit the set of "Nikita."

[01/26/12 - 11:29 AM]
"Level Up" Debuts as Cartoon Network's #1 Live-Action Series Premiere In Network History
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 24.

[01/26/12 - 11:25 AM]
History(R) Turning the Superbowl Into the "Swamperbowl" With National Commercial "Swamp People: This Is Your Boss"
The 30-second spot, due in the fourth quarter, will tout the show's return on Thursday, February 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/26/12 - 11:07 AM]
BBC America's Original Hit Series, "Being Human," Returns to Supernatural Saturday With Fresh and Thrilling Fourth Season
The first of eight new episodes premieres Saturday, February 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/26/12 - 10:55 AM]
NBC Announces the 14 Contestants Vying to Be America's Next Big "Fashion Star"
The competition series will now premiere with a 90-minute episode on Tuesday, March 13.

[01/26/12 - 10:07 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Adds "Bones" to the Lineup of Honorees for PaleyFest 2012
The series, now in its seventh season, will be honored at the festival on Thursday, March 8.

[01/26/12 - 09:57 AM]
Vivica A. Fox and "Being Human's" Sam Huntington Appear in an All New Episode of Syfy's "Face Off," Wednesday, February 8 at 10 PM ET/PT
The 10 remaining contestants are tasked with creating an original trauma makeup featuring wounds that may have been inflicted by a werewolf.

[01/26/12 - 09:46 AM]
Bravo Presents a Three-Part Reunion of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and an Exclusive Interview With Kim Richards Post Rehab
Plus: look for a one-hour "Lost Footage" special on Thursday, February 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/26/12 - 09:13 AM]
Marg Helgenberger Exits "CSI" to Season-High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 25.

[01/26/12 - 09:08 AM]
Oxygen Media Appoints Jordana Hochman Vice President, Production
Before joining Oxygen, Hochman was Director, Non-fiction and Alternative Programming at A&E.

[01/26/12 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Touch" Opens Big Behind "Idol"
The newcomer posted FOX's highest-rated drama opening in three years.

[01/26/12 - 08:35 AM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Tom Selleck Stars in "Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt," A New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Sunday, May 20
Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, William Sadler, Gloria Reuben and Saul Rubinek also will return for the film, the eighth in the franchise.

[01/26/12 - 08:04 AM]
Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Glen Campbell to Join With Grammy(R) Nominees The Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a Special Performance, on "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 12, Live on CBS
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay and Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

[01/26/12 - 07:53 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Delivers its Most-Watched Week in 8 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 16-20.

[01/26/12 - 07:52 AM]
Angel Annussek Named Vice President of Original Programming for truTV
Annussek most recently served as executive producer and editorial director for the network.







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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."