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[02/24/12 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: CBS greenlights Martin Lawrence comedy pilot; Bill Pullman to play the President in NBC's "1600 Penn"; and ABC fills out the cast of "The Gilded Lilys."

[02/24/12 - 03:37 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Inches Past Linsanity on TNT
Knicks/Heat matchup on TNT falls just 140,000 viewers short of MTV's juggernaut.

[02/24/12 - 02:30 PM]
AMC Announces David Morrissey in "The Walking Dead"
He'll play The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors.

[02/24/12 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery's All New Series "Unchained Reaction" Premieres Sunday, March 18th @ 10pm
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage serve as judges on the six-part series.

[02/24/12 - 12:28 PM]
E! Presents Unparalleled Coverage of the 2012 Academy Awards(R) With Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic
Plus: look for "Fashion Police: The 2012 Academy Awards" on Monday, February 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/24/12 - 12:03 PM]
The Style Network's Hit Reality Series "Giuliana & Bill" Is Moving to Tuesday, April 3 at 8PM ET/PT for Fifth Season Premiere
The series was previously slated to return on Monday, April 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/24/12 - 11:47 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Feb. 13-17
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 13-17.

[02/24/12 - 11:46 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Bryan Cranston
Part eight of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:45 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Betsy Brandt
Part seven of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:44 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Giancarlo Esposito
Part six of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:43 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Creator Vince Gilligan
Part five of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:42 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Anna Gunn
Part four of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:41 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star RJ Mitte
Part three of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:40 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Dean Norris
Part two of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:39 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Aaron Paul
Part one of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:11 AM]
WE tv Greenlights Original Series, "Hair Divas: Hollywood," Following Celebrity Hair Stylist Kim Kimble
The eight-episode series, showcasing the work and life of celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, premieres Thursday, June 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/24/12 - 10:53 AM]
ABC is Up Year to Year and Week to Week in Late-Night, as NBC and CBS Decline
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 13-17.

[02/24/12 - 10:19 AM]
Alternates, Inmates and Animation Infiltrate Anaheim as Warner Bros. Wows WonderCon
"Alcatraz," "Fringe," "The Secret Circle" and "Person of Interest" are among the featured TV panels.

[02/24/12 - 09:15 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops Thursday in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 23.

[02/24/12 - 09:14 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces PaleyFest 2012 Partnership with Livestream
Livestream will provide live streaming of all PaleyFest 2012 panels as they unfold from the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

[02/24/12 - 08:46 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos With "Idol"
FOX had yet to share the adults 18-49 crown since the return of its juggernaut.

[02/24/12 - 08:44 AM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Ranks as Thursday's #1 Drama in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 23.

[02/24/12 - 08:00 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Delivers its Most-Watched Week in 12 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 13-17.

[02/24/12 - 06:57 AM]
NBA on TNT Nets Overnight Ratings Success
TNT spins the numbers for Thursday, February 23.

[02/23/12 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 23
Updates include: Scott Foley to play "The Goodwin Games" at FOX; Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez set as "Devious Maids" on ABC; and Aimee Teegarden to lead The CW's "Selection."

[02/23/12 - 09:03 PM]
"American Idol" Reveals More Semi-Finalists; and a Dramatic Twist
The male semi-finalists will compete Tuesday, February 28 followed by the female semi-finalists on Wednesday, February 29.

[02/23/12 - 03:43 PM]
FX Orders Season Four of Its Acclaimed Animated Comedy "Archer"
Plus: FX Productions has closed an overall production deal with executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.

[02/23/12 - 03:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Arizona GOP Presidential Debate Sparks CNN
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Ghost Hunters International," TLC's "My 600-lb Life" and Spike TV's "1000 Ways to Die."

[02/23/12 - 02:45 PM]
ABC Family's "March Madness" Kicks Off With the Television Premiere of Disney's "Alice in Wonderland"
The film, starring Johnny Depp, will air Saturday, March 3 at 8:30/7:30c and Sunday, March 4 at 7:30/6:30c.

[02/23/12 - 02:05 PM]
CBS to Try Comedy Repeats at 9:00/8:00c on Thursday, April 12
"The Big Bang Theory" and "2 Broke Girls" will lead into an encore of "Person of Interest," which slides to 10:00/9:00c that night.

[02/23/12 - 01:59 PM]
Production Begins on Original Movie "The Mistle-Tones" Set to Premiere in Christmas 2012
Tori Spelling, Tia Mowry, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Reginald VelJohnson and Tammy Townsend star in the ABC Family project.

[02/23/12 - 01:17 PM]
New Discovery Documentary Examines Safe Driving for All Ages
"Life Behind the Wheel" premieres next Saturday, March 3 on the cable channel.

[02/23/12 - 12:09 PM]
TLC Orders "Extreme Cheapskates" to Series
Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered to air later this summer.

[02/23/12 - 12:06 PM]
Live Twitter Chat With the Sharks from "Shark Tank" Set to Take Place on Friday, February 24
Lori Greiner (@LoriGreiner) and Kevin O'Leary (@kevinolearytv) will be up on Twitter prior to the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[02/23/12 - 11:51 AM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom 2 Finale Special" Holds Off "Tosh.0"
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Caught Red Handed," Oxygen's "Jersey Couture" and G4's "Campus PD."

[02/23/12 - 10:17 AM]
Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and Natalie Portman to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R) Oscar Sunday on ABC
Said quartet received the top acting nods at last year's event.

[02/23/12 - 10:09 AM]
TLC's Hit Series "Long Island Medium" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, March 25
The network has ordered 14 half-hour episodes for its sophomore run.

[02/23/12 - 10:01 AM]
"SNL" Returns in March With Two Back-to-Back Shows
Look for Lindsay Lohan and Jack White on March 3 followed by Jonah Hill and The Shins on March 10.

[02/23/12 - 09:31 AM]
The CW Network's Hit Series "America's Next Top Model" Holds Open Casting Calls for Cycle 19, "The College Edition," in Cities Across the U.S.
Said calls begin this Friday in Lubbock, Texas and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

[02/23/12 - 09:09 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Tops "Idol" by a Best-Ever 27% in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 22.

[02/23/12 - 08:50 AM]
CMT Renews Top-Rated Series "Bayou Billionaires" and "My Big Redneck Vacation"
Both series, which debuted in January to record-breaking numbers, are due back in June.

[02/23/12 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Dings Eight Series to Season Lows
Plus: "Survivor" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" both hit series lows last night.

[02/23/12 - 08:24 AM]
ESPN Ranks First in Perceived Value among Cable Networks for Twelfth Consecutive Year
Cable operators also named ESPN as the most important network in their cable system for the eighth straight year.

[02/23/12 - 08:23 AM]
ESPN to Present 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Current NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard will serve as coaches.

[02/23/12 - 08:05 AM]
CBS and the Kennedy Center Announce New Broadcast Agreement
The special has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut in 1978.

[02/23/12 - 07:51 AM]
HGTV Greenlights Additional Seasons of Three Series
"Kitchen Cousins," "The High Low Project" and "Selling LA" are all due back for 13 more episodes.

[02/23/12 - 07:16 AM]
PBS Announces Masterpiece Classic "Downton Abbey, Season 2" Finale Ratings End on a High Note
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 19.

[02/23/12 - 05:01 AM]
"Fashion Fanatics: Academy Awards" Premieres Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT on ReelzChannel
Dayna Devon hosts the special alongside style experts Michael O'Connor, Kym Douglas, Sam Saboura and Viviana Vigil.

[02/22/12 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 22
Updates include: Emilie de Ravin joins ABC's "Americana"; Greg Grunberg cast in CBS comedy pilot; and Michael Raymond-James reports to NBC's "Midnight Sun."

[02/22/12 - 10:03 PM]
14 of the "American Idol" Top 24 Semifinalists Revealed
Tune in tomorrow night as the judges reveal the remaining 10 contestants who will round out the Top 24.







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