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[03/02/12 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: ABC finds its "Beauty," The CW its "Beast"; Jesse Spencer reports to NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Dan Byrd to star in CBS sitcom pilot.

[03/02/12 - 11:22 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FX's "American Horror Story"
Check out our recap of night one of The 29th Annual Paley Festival.

[03/02/12 - 06:12 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Exclusive Interview With Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina and Her Family to Air on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, March 11 on OWN
Also on tap this month: Lady Gaga on Sunday, March 18 and Gloria Steinem on Sunday, March 25.

[03/02/12 - 04:35 PM]
Alcon Entertainment Forms Television Division
Sharon Hall, currently Executive Vice President of Drama for Sony Pictures Television, is in negotiations to helm the new enterprise as President.

[03/02/12 - 02:58 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Holds Top Spot for MTV
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Family Affair," TLC's "NY Ink" finale and FX's "Unsupervised."

[03/02/12 - 11:52 AM]
ABC Scores Impressive Cross-Platform Numbers for its 2012 Oscar Content
ABC spins the digital numbers for its Oscar coverage to date.

[03/02/12 - 10:38 AM]
"My Extreme Affliction," a Special Edition of "20/20" That Offers a Look at Amazing Medical Conditions and Unbelievable Abilities, Premieres Saturday, March 3, from 9:00-11:00 P.M., ET on ABC
The limited series, which runs through March 31, looks back on some favorite reports and brings viewers some new, unimaginable conditions.

[03/02/12 - 10:15 AM]
Due to Popular Demand "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour" Announces Second Show in Canada
The second event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto will be held on Monday, April 16.

[03/02/12 - 10:00 AM]
"The Finder" Moves to Fridays on April 6 With an All-New Episode Featuring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
The Geoff Stults-led drama will take over for newcomer "Hotel Hell," which is being pushed to the summer.

[03/02/12 - 09:03 AM]
TLC Breaks New Ground With the Docu-Sitcom "Leave It to Niecy"
The eight-episode half-hour series will now premiere Sunday, March 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/02/12 - 09:01 AM]
Interview: "Once Upon a Time" Co-Creators Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
The minds behind the freshman hit chat about this week's episode and beyond.

[03/02/12 - 08:46 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Awake" Launch Boosts NBC
The newcomer delivers the largest audience in its time period since April 15 on the Peacock.

[03/02/12 - 07:45 AM]
"Stolen Gold: Battle for the Black Swan Treasure" Premieres Sunday, March 4 at 10pm e/p on Discovery Channel
Ths special follows the story of 17-tons of sunken coin treasure valued at over $500,000 and the legal battle waged by Spain against one American treasure hunting company.

[03/02/12 - 07:12 AM]
USA Sets "Common Law" Premiere Date for Friday, May 11 at 10/9c
The series, starring Michael Ealy, Warren Kole, Jack McGee and Sonya Walger, will lead out of "Fairly Legal."

[03/02/12 - 06:16 AM]
UK Pop Sensation One Direction Set to Perform Live at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Hosted by Will Smith on Saturday, March 31
The band will also host Saturday nights on Nick throughout March, giving viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the boys as they tour with Big Time Rush.

[03/01/12 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 1
Updates include: Matthew Perry to star in NBC's "Go On"; Amber Stevens to lead The CW's "Dakota"; and David Krumholtz joins Michael Urie in CBS's "Partners."

[03/01/12 - 10:08 PM]
"American Idol" Top 13 Finalists Revealed
The Top 13 will be mentored by Mary J. Blige as the guys take on the music of Stevie Wonder and the ladies pay special tribute to Whitney Houston.

[03/01/12 - 03:39 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Psych" Returns on Top for USA
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Inside NASCAR," TLC's "Breathless Bride: Dying to Live" and Discovery's "Top 10 Shootouts."

[03/01/12 - 02:41 PM]
NBC Wins the February 2012 Sweep in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the 28-day ratings period (February 2-29).

[03/01/12 - 02:34 PM]
ABC Family Announces Jean-Luc Bilodeau ("Kyle XY") Has Been Cast as the Unexpected Father in "Baby Daddy"
He'll take over for Cameron Deane Stewart, who starred in the original pilot.

[03/01/12 - 01:56 PM]
Video: First Look at MTV's "The Pauly D Project!"
The "Jersey Shore" spin-off launches Thursday, March 29 at 10:30/9:30c.

[03/01/12 - 01:39 PM]
Fran Drescher to Officiate Same Sex Marriage Ceremony on March 6
The lucky pair, Tom and Russell, who have been together for 20 years, are winners of Fran's "'Love is Love' Gay Marriage Contest."

[03/01/12 - 01:18 PM]
Ovation Set to Premiere Second Season of "In Search of Food" Beginning Monday, April 16
The three-part program spotlights Jason Mraz, Ann Cooper and Joel Salatin, three heroes of the "locavore movement."

[03/01/12 - 12:45 PM]
BIO Channel Presents "Biography: The Monkees" and "BIO Remembers: Davy Jones" Friday, March 2
The network will take an intimate look at the life of this beloved star in two hour-long specials.

[03/01/12 - 12:42 PM]
"Star Trek" Icon Leonard Nimoy Beams Up to "The Big Bang Theory"
He'll lend his voice to a unique reprisal of his three-time Emmy-nominated "Star Trek" role.

[03/01/12 - 12:36 PM]
Syfy Ventures Launches New Social Game, Syfy Monster Island, Based on Popular Saturday Original Movies Franchise
The game, also available on Facebook, is billed as "an adventure-filled, modern-era RPG."

[03/01/12 - 12:17 PM]
New Adventure Cooking Series "No Kitchen Required" Premieres April 3 on BBC America
Dr. Shini Somara hosts the series, which features Madison Cowan, Michael Psilakis and Kayne Raymond.

[03/01/12 - 12:04 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Late-Night Week of Feb. 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 20-24.

[03/01/12 - 11:03 AM]
CBS Announces Remaining Companies and Airdates for Season Three of "Undercover Boss"
Yankee Candle, TaylorMade Golf Company, Budget Blinds, Philly Pretzel Factory, FASTSIGNS International and Mastec are the latest featured companies.

[03/01/12 - 10:26 AM]
PBS Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster with Special Programs Premiering in April 2012
Highlights include "Saving the Titanic" (Sunday, April 1), "The Titanic With Len Goodman" (Tuesday, April 10) and "Nova: Why Ships Sink" (Wednesday, April 18).

[03/01/12 - 10:13 AM]
Video: VH1's "House of Consignment" Trailer
The newcomer premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, March 21 starting at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/01/12 - 10:05 AM]
Video: Taylor Swift Gets "Punk'd" by Justin Bieber in New Trailer
As previously announced, the series returns Thursday, March 29 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/01/12 - 09:41 AM]
Travel Channel Revs Up Thursday Nights With Second Seasons of "Sand Masters" and "Truck Stop USA," Premiering April 5
"Sand Masters" will lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Truck Stop USA" at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/01/12 - 09:33 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 20-24.

[03/01/12 - 09:27 AM]
Bravo Partners With TaskRabbit for Multiplatform Integration at South by Southwest Interactive Conference
The company will be spotlighted during the March 7 episode of "Watch What Happens Live."

[03/01/12 - 09:08 AM]
Syfy Announces the 2012 Upfront Celebration of What's New and Next on Tuesday, April 24 at the American Museum of Natural History
"In this, Syfy's 20th year, we'll be reaching new heights of imaginative entertainment," said Dave Howe.

[03/01/12 - 09:06 AM]
MTV's "The Real World" Takes Over the Sunny Isle of St. Thomas, As Production Begins on the 27th Season of the Hit Series
"The Real World: St. Thomas" is slated for premiere this summer on the cable channel.

[03/01/12 - 09:04 AM]
Discovery Channel and SeaWorld Invite Online Audiences to Get Ready for "Frozen Planet" With "Penguin Cam"
The live feed is available starting today, through April 30, on the "Frozen Planet" fansite, SeaWorld's website and Ustream.

[03/01/12 - 09:03 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Awake" Co-Star Jason Isaacs
Part three of three from our recent set visit to the NBC series.

[03/01/12 - 09:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Awake" Co-Stars B.D. Wong & Cherry Jones
Part two of three from our recent set visit to the NBC series.

[03/01/12 - 09:01 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Awake" Executive Producers Howard Gordon & Kyle Killen
Part one of three from our recent set visit to the NBC series.

[03/01/12 - 08:42 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Marks its Closest Finish Ever to "Idol" in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 29.

[03/01/12 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Wednesday, Another "Idol" Win
FOX's juggernaut tops the night for the seventh straight week.

[03/01/12 - 08:02 AM]
A&E Presents "The First 48: The Killer Speaks" - One-Hour Special Premieres Thursday, March 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The special "gives viewers an inside look into the mind of a killer through the perpetrator's first-hand account of one of the show's most notorious cases."

[03/01/12 - 07:38 AM]
NBC to Become U.S. Broadcaster for New CTV Drama Series "Saving Hope"
Erica Durance and Michael Shanks star in the medical drama, due this summer on the Peacock.

[03/01/12 - 06:27 AM]
James Brown Joins CBS News as Special Correspondent
Brown will contribute original reported pieces and will appear on various CBS News broadcasts.

[03/01/12 - 05:46 AM]
The Hub Television Network Unveils 2012-'13 Program Slate With Four New Original Series Joining Eight Returning Original Series
Returning series include "Dan Vs.," "Family Game Night," "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" and "Transformers Prime."

[03/01/12 - 03:01 AM]
ReelzChannel Cranks Up the Steven Seagal Action in March Ahead of "True Justice" Series Premiere
As previously announced, the series premieres Friday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/29/12 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 29
Updates include: Dane Cook to star in NBC's "Next Caller Please"; Hayden Panettiere is bound for ABC's "Nashville"; and Ashley Greene is the latest to "Americana" at ABC.

[02/29/12 - 04:10 PM]
Kyle MacLachlan, Mark Consuelos & Michael Strahan to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" the Week of March 12-16, 2012
Guests that week include Nicole Richie, Cee Lo Green, Will Ferrell, Elle Macpherson, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Sisto, Ashley Judd and Mary McCormack.







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[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
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