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[02/20/12 - 10:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 20
Updates include: Mary McCormack to get "Unprofessional" for ABC; Taylor Kinney to star in NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Peter Jacobson lands role on Showtime's "Ray Donovan."

[02/20/12 - 02:33 PM]
Michael Douglas to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R) Oscar(R) Sunday, February 26 on ABC
Douglas won an Oscar for his lead performance in "Wall Street" (1987) and a Best Picture Award as a producer of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975).

[02/20/12 - 09:44 AM]
Hyperion to Publish Three Original eBooks in Bestselling Novelist Richard Castle's Acclaimed Derrick Storm Series
The first eBook, titled "A Brewing Storm," will be published in May 2012 and will bring the former CIA operative out of retirement.

[02/20/12 - 09:43 AM]
"Live! With Kelly" Partners With Facebook - Top Syndicated Talk Show Will Take Over "Celebs on Facebook" From February 22-27, 2012
During today's program, Ripa revealed details of the 6-day partnership, which coincides with the launch of Ripa's own new Facebook timeline.

[02/20/12 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is Sunday's #1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 19.

[02/20/12 - 09:09 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA Overrun Inches CBS Past Competition
All four broadcast networks were within 3/10 of a ratings point of each other among adults 18-49.

[02/20/12 - 08:48 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Cruises to Victory With NASCAR
Meanwhile, NBC's "The Firm" arrives on Saturday nights with a series low.

[02/20/12 - 07:04 AM]
Songs from Tonight's February 20 Episode of NBC's New Critically Acclaimed Musical Drama "Smash" Available Today on iTunes
The three songs available from tonight's episode include "Grenade," "Redneck Woman" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith."

[02/18/12 - 09:43 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Undercover Boss" Sparks Big Gains for CBS
The former Sunday mainstay is now Friday's top draw in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[02/18/12 - 09:02 AM]
A Big "20/20" Drives ABC to its Most-Watched Friday in Over 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 17.

[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.







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[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
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