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[02/17/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 17
Updates include: Anthony LaPaglia to star in ABC's "Americana"; Donald Sutherland joins FOX's "Living Loaded"; and Ana Ortiz is the latest to ABC's "Devious Maids."

[02/17/12 - 03:25 PM]
TV One to Air Live Coverage of Whitney Houston Funeral
The coverage will be anchored by Jamal Munnerlyn, longtime host of "TV One Access."

[02/17/12 - 01:52 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Edges "Swamp People"
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Exporting Raymond," OWN's "Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview" and Showtime's "Heart of Stone."

[02/17/12 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Launches Super Perks Program Just for Fans
Said promotion is currently offering fans a chance to win the "Touch World Premiere Event Sweepstakes," which includes a chance to win a trip for two to New York City.

[02/17/12 - 12:16 PM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back" Has Legs, As It Continues to Grow Week-to-Week
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, February 16.

[02/17/12 - 11:42 AM]
Family Docu-Series "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Beverly's Full House" to Premiere March 31 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The hour-long series will air back-to-back on Saturday nights starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/17/12 - 10:49 AM]
Tina Fey to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R) Oscar(R) Sunday, February 26 on ABC
Fey joins such previously announced presenters as Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Emma Stone.

[02/17/12 - 10:35 AM]
"The Good Wife" Casts Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award Nominee Matthew Perry in a Recurring Role
He'll play Mike, "an extremely charming Chicago attorney tasked with heading up a blue-ribbon panel that's investigating a suspicious police shooting."

[02/17/12 - 10:05 AM]
Al Roker's Exclusive Interview With Aretha Franklin About Whitney Houston and Her Legacy Airs on "Dateline" Tonight at 10P/9C
Viewers will also see exclusive footage of Houston at the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in 1997 when the school was named in her honor.

[02/17/12 - 09:59 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Lineup of Panelists for PaleyFest 2012
"American Horror Story" kicks off the annual event on Friday, March 2 at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

[02/17/12 - 09:16 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops "American Idol" in Common Half-Hour
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 16.

[02/17/12 - 09:11 AM]
Hollywood's "It" Couple, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, to Present at the 84th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar(R) Sunday, February 26 on ABC
This is the Muppets' fifth appearance at the Academy Awards.

[02/17/12 - 09:06 AM]
E! News Special Report "Whitney Houston: The Funeral" Features Live Broadcast of the Funeral on Saturday, February 18th Beginning at 8:30AM PT/11:30AM ET
The network will air uninterrupted live coverage from inside the New Hope Baptist Church.

[02/17/12 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Grey's"-"Private Practice" Crossover Scores Best Retention since Nov '10
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 16.

[02/17/12 - 08:43 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Expanded "Idol" Dings the Competition
"Parks & Recreation" and "The Office" both hit series lows while "Winter Wipeout" and "Grey's Anatomy" fall to season lows.

[02/17/12 - 08:12 AM]
"Big New Comedy Week" Returns to CMT Beginning Monday, March 5
Highlights include stand-up specials from Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Louie Anderson.

[02/17/12 - 06:31 AM]
3net and Partners Discovery, Sony and IMAX Release Definitive Guide to 3D Television Production
The 3D Production Guide is a living document outlining current best practices in the area of 3D production for television.

[02/17/12 - 05:56 AM]
Cirque du Soleil(R) to Present Exclusive One-Time-Only Performance at the 84th Academy Awards(R), February 26 on ABC
The one-time-only event will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act.

[02/16/12 - 10:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kristin Kreuk to star in The CW's "Beauty and the Beast"; Colin Ferguson to be "Like Father" for FOX; and Malin Akerman, Jean Smart join "The Smart One" at ABC.

[02/16/12 - 03:32 PM]
BET News and Centric to Broadcast Live Coverage of Whitney Houston's Funeral Services This Saturday, February 18 Beginning at 11:30AM ET
Said coverage will be followed by the one-hour special "BET Remembers Whitney" that same night at 7:00/6:00c.

[02/16/12 - 02:58 PM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush," Television's Top Show for Men on Friday Nights, Gets Greenlight for Third Season
Look for the season finale on Friday, February 24 followed by two specials on March 2 and March 9.

[02/16/12 - 02:50 PM]
"Ghost Hunters" Ratings Hit Season-Highs
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 15.

[02/16/12 - 02:47 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "The Challenge" Tops Demos, "Royal Pains" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Whitney Houston: Last Days of a Legend," truTV's "South Beach Tow" and VH1's "100 Greatest Women in Music."

[02/16/12 - 02:42 PM]
"Oprah's Next Chapter" Features Tony Robbins in Two Hour Episode This Sunday, February 19 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Said installment features unprecedented access to Robbins at his "Unleash The Power Within" seminar in Los Angeles.

[02/16/12 - 02:13 PM]
"House of Consignment" Sets to Rule VH1 With Its Retail Revolution
The 10-episode series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/16/12 - 01:55 PM]
Syfy's Spring 2012 to Feature More Original Series and Original Hours of Programming Than Any Spring Season in Channel's History
Highlights include the return of "Eureka" on Monday, April 16 followed by season two of "Lost Girl."

[02/16/12 - 12:12 PM]
EPIX to Exclusively Broadcast Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City
The all-star lineup of music and comedy talent includes previously announced artists Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand and Reggie Watts.

[02/16/12 - 12:01 PM]
Latest "The Voice" to Encore This Sunday at 7:00/6:00c Leading Into "The Celebrity Apprentice"
The two-hour installment featured part three of the blind auditions.

[02/16/12 - 11:50 AM]
Oxygen Greenlights Two Pilots - "Teen Weddings" and "Thrift Wars" Join a Development Slate Targeting "Generation O"
These two pilots mark the first to be announced under Oxygen's new Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Rod Aissa.

[02/16/12 - 11:27 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Rank #1 for the Late-Night Week of Feb. 6-10
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 6-10.

[02/16/12 - 11:22 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Its Top 18-49 Rating for a Regular 11:30 P.M. ET Edition Since Last May
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, February 11.

[02/16/12 - 11:22 AM]
Season to Date, "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Late-night among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 6-10.

[02/16/12 - 11:07 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Switched at Birth" Co-Star Katie Leclerc
Part seven of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/16/12 - 11:06 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Switched at Birth" Co-Star Vanessa Marano
Part six of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/16/12 - 11:05 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Switched at Birth" Co-Star Sean Berdy
Part five of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/16/12 - 11:04 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Switched at Birth" Co-Star Constance Marie
Part four of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/16/12 - 11:03 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Switched at Birth" Co-Star D.W. Moffett
Part three of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/16/12 - 11:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Switched at Birth" Executive Producer Paul Stupin
Part two of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/16/12 - 11:01 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Switched at Birth" Creator Lizzy Weiss
Part one of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/16/12 - 10:36 AM]
"Million Dollar Collections" Premieres This Monday on Velocity
The series, hosted by Keith Martin, takes you inside the most spectacular private collections in the world.

[02/16/12 - 10:31 AM]
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Celebrates the Film Industry With "Million Dollar Movie Week"
Throughout the week of February 20-24, movie trivia buffs will appear as contestants and try to win $1 million by answering 14 movie-themed questions.

[02/16/12 - 10:30 AM]
Ben Stiller to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R) Oscar(R) Sunday, February 26 on ABC
Plus: Oscar.com is launching a video playlist of 18 of the 20 acting nominees talking about their favorite movie moment of all time.

[02/16/12 - 10:29 AM]
Academy Award-Nominated and Golden Globe-Winning Actress Chloe Sevigny to Guest-Star in NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
The episode is titled "Valentine's Day" and will air later this season.

[02/16/12 - 10:29 AM]
"Before They Were Famous," a Special Oscars-Themed Edition of "20/20," Features Interviews With This Year's Nominees, Including George Clooney, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Gary Oldman and Many Others
The one-hour special, anchored By Robin Roberts, premieres Wednesday, February 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/16/12 - 10:17 AM]
"E! True Hollywood Story: Lindsay Lohan" Premieres February 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT
Katie Ford, Jessica Jutt, Mike Heller, Dr. Ramani Durvurula, Ken Baker and Mark Waters are among those interviewed.

[02/16/12 - 10:02 AM]
Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga, Tim Tebow, Johnny Depp, Big Time Rush, Daniel Radcliffe and Other Top Stars Receive Nominations for Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Hosted by Mega-Star Will Smith
TV nominees include "Good Luck Charlie," "iCarly," "Victorious" and "Wizards of Waverly Place."

[02/16/12 - 09:59 AM]
Actress, Comedian and Author Jenny McCarthy Named as the New Host of NBC's Adventure-Dating Series "Love in the Wild"
She'll take over for Darren McMullen, who hosted the show's freshman run last summer.

[02/16/12 - 09:51 AM]
Investigation Discovery Fires Up Season Two of Its "Hit" Series "Nothing Personal: Murder for Hire"
The six-episode second season, hosted by Steve Schirripa, premieres Wednesday, March 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/16/12 - 09:10 AM]
ABC is the Only Net Up on Wednesday Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 15.

[02/16/12 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Expanded "Idol" Sends Competition to Season Lows
Plus: NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" dips to a series low at 10:00/9:00c.







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[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
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[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
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[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
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[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
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