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[03/09/12 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 9
Updates include: Claire Forlani to lead "Scruples" at ABC; Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin join A&E's "Bates Motel"; and Matt Letscher is the latest to The CW's "Carrie Diaries."

[03/09/12 - 11:15 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: ABC's "Castle"
Check out our recap of night eight of The 29th Annual Paley Festival.

[03/09/12 - 04:32 PM]
Author, Entrepreneur and Emmy Award-Winning TV Host Martha Stewart to Guest Star on "2 Broke Girls" Monday, May 7 on CBS
In the episode, Max and Caroline plan to attend a big fashion gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where Martha is scheduled to be a guest.

[03/09/12 - 04:12 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Bests "Jersey Shore" in Total Viewers
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Saving Face," TLC's "Japan Tsunami: Tales of Terror" and A&E's "The First 48: The Killer Speaks."

[03/09/12 - 11:22 AM]
Interview: "Shameless" Executive Producer John Wells
The prolific writer/director chats about his Showtime series as well as TNT's "Southland."

[03/09/12 - 11:00 AM]
Carla Gugino to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA Network's Six-Hour Event Drama Series "Political Animals"
Slated for the network's summer lineup, the series also stars James Wolk and Brittany Ishibashi.

[03/09/12 - 10:16 AM]
Two Nights of "Psych" and "WWE Monday Night Raw" Crossover Next Week on USA!
Mike "The Miz" Mizanin will guest on "Psych" while James Roday will drop by "WWE Raw."

[03/09/12 - 10:04 AM]
NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" Announces It Will Host Its First-Ever Music Showcase at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 14
The late-night series also will present a week-long spotlight of SXSW beginning Monday, March 19 through March 22.

[03/09/12 - 10:03 AM]
Observe This! Joshua Jackson & Blair Brown Cross Over to Join the "Fringe" Team at WonderCon 2012
Jackson and Brown will take part in the previously announced "Fringe" signing and mind-bending panel session on Sunday, March 18.

[03/09/12 - 09:21 AM]
New Seasons of "The Graham Norton Show," "The Thick of It" Due in April on BBC America
They'll join previously announced newcomers "No Kitchen Required" and "Richard Hammond's Crash Course."

[03/09/12 - 09:16 AM]
"Person of Interest" Hits Series Highs; "Big Bang" Tops Thursday in in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 8.

[03/09/12 - 09:11 AM]
Oxygen Media Partners With ACTV8.ME for "The Glee Project" Season Two
Oxygen will utilize ACTV8's technology "to power experiences that reward fans with exclusive access to contenders and the opportunity to receive on-air recognition."

[03/09/12 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Share Demo Crown
Plus: NBC's "Awake" dips 16% in adults 18-49 from its premiere audience.

[03/09/12 - 06:51 AM]
"Real Vice: Miami" Premieres Wednesday, March 21 at 10 PM E/P on Investigation Discovery
The premiere details "the perfect storm of events that led to one of the most tragic stories in the history of Miami's law enforcement."

[03/08/12 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 8
Updates include: Neal McDonough to lead "L.A. Noir" at TNT; Julie Benz joins Syfy's "Defiance"; and Britney Spears in talks to join FOX's "The X Factor."

[03/08/12 - 11:28 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FOX's "Bones"
Check out our recap of night seven of The 29th Annual Paley Festival.

[03/08/12 - 09:05 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 8
Plus: Daughtry to perform "Outta My Head" on next results show Thursday, March 15.

[03/08/12 - 02:52 PM]
Syfy's "Face Off" Sets New Series Records During Wednesday, March 7 Telecast
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 7.

[03/08/12 - 02:45 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Psych" Tops Viewers for USA
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing New York," TLC's "My Crazy Obsession" and Spike TV's "I Am Bruce Lee."

[03/08/12 - 02:40 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Claims Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Demi Lovato: Stay Strong," Lifetime's "Prank My Mom" and ABC Family's "Jane by Design."

[03/08/12 - 02:04 PM]
NBA Ratings Update: 14 Percent Increase on ESPN, 11 Percent on ABC
ESPN and ABC spin the numbers for their NBA coverage to date this season.

[03/08/12 - 01:08 PM]
On the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic History(R) Presents the Definitive Story - "Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved" Premieres Sunday, April 15, 8-10PM ET/PT
The special "will document this most recent mission, unveil astonishing pieces of never-before-seen wreckage and present the expedition's unexpected findings as well as definitive answers."

[03/08/12 - 12:45 PM]
CBS Renews "The Talk" for 2012-2013
"We are thrilled with the evolution and growth of 'The Talk,'" said Nina Tassler. "The show has high energy, spirited conversation, relevant topics, and the audience is responding."

[03/08/12 - 12:42 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Second-Highest 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results of the Season and Season Highs for a Regular 11:30 Telecast
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, March 3.

[03/08/12 - 12:35 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Audiences for the February 2012 Late-Night Sweep
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 27-March 4.

[03/08/12 - 12:09 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Basic Cable Premiere of "The Blind Side," Starring Oscar(R) Winner Sandra Bullock, Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25
In addition to winning the Academy Award, Bullock has previously won the Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her lead performance in the film.

[03/08/12 - 11:50 AM]
Animal Planet Plunges Into New Season of the Wet, Wild and Wacky World of Aquarium Building in "Tanked"
The series returns for the first of 20 new episodes on Saturday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/08/12 - 11:45 AM]
Jennie Garth, Melissa Rycroft and Melissa Peterman Spice Up Friday Nights in April on CMT
"The Singing Bee" will lead off the night at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Melissa & Tye" and "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country."

[03/08/12 - 11:37 AM]
"Top Teacher Week" Returns to "Live! With Kelly" - Educators from Across the Country to Be Honored on "Live" The Week of May 14-18, 2012
As kids across the country start looking forward to their summer breaks, "Live" will take a week to salute the mentors that guide their students to success every day.

[03/08/12 - 11:21 AM]
BBC America Premieres All-New Original Series "Richard Hammond's Crash Course" - Monday, April 16 at 10:00pm ET/PT
In the six-episode series, Hammond is challenged to learn how to operate America's largest and most dangerous vehicles.

[03/08/12 - 10:05 AM]
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic to Co-Host the 2012 Miss USA(R) Competition Live on NBC Sunday, June 3 from 9 to 11 P.M. ET
The event, now in its 61st year, will originate from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

[03/08/12 - 09:38 AM]
Bravo Gets Chatty With Emmy Winner Kathy Griffin Premiering Weekly Primetime Talk Show "Kathy" on April 19th at 10:00 PM ET/PT
"Look, I've called Academy Award winners a-holes and shown the world my awesome 51 year-old boobs, so I asked myself, what else is there to do," said Griffin.

[03/08/12 - 09:03 AM]
ABC's Replay Comedies Top NBC's Originals/ABC's "Revenge for Real" Overshadows NBC's "Rock Center"
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 7.

[03/08/12 - 09:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Three New Series "The Burn" Starring Jeff Ross, "Review with Forrest MacNeil" Starring Andrew Daly and "Nathan For You" Starring Nathan Fielder
"The Burn" is due this summer while "Review with Forrest MacNeil" and "Nathan For You" will premiere in 2013.

[03/08/12 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Surges as "Idol" Hits Three-Week High
NBC's "Whitney" and "Are You There, Chelsea?" likewise hit their best numbers in three and four weeks, respectively.

[03/08/12 - 08:06 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Scores its Most-Watched February Sweep in 5 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 27-March 2.

[03/08/12 - 07:26 AM]
Bob Odenkirk's "Let's Do This!" Premieres Exclusively On AdultSwim.com
Odenkirk stars in the project, originally titled "Regal Productions," about a two-bit movie mogul as he leads a collection of crazy, fame-hungry strivers chasing Hollywood dreams.

[03/08/12 - 07:14 AM]
A&E Network Presents the New Original Real-Life Series "Flipped Off" Featuring "Survivor" Russell Hantz
The series, in which he enters the high-stakes world of house flipping in the volatile Houston real-estate market, premieres Monday, April 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/08/12 - 07:13 AM]
VH1's "Pop Up Video" Takes on MTV's Hit Series "Jersey Shore" With Trivia-Filled Marathon
The two-night "Pop Up Video: Jersey Shore" marathon airs Friday, March 16 at 10:00/9:00c and Saturday, March 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/08/12 - 07:01 AM]
First Round of Performers Set for "The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 1 on CBS
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are scheduled to perform.

[03/08/12 - 06:32 AM]
ABC Announces Music Competition Series, "Duets," for Summer 2012
Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke will set out on a journey across America looking for undiscovered talent worthy of being their protégés.

[03/08/12 - 06:31 AM]
Tommy Hilfiger Joins "American Idol" as Image Advisor for Show's Finalists
Beginning Thursday, March 15, Hilfiger will mentor the contestants to define their performance identities and help guide their style transformations.

[03/08/12 - 05:01 AM]
Selita Ebanks and Pooch Hall Bring the Glitz and Glam to BET Network's Eighth Annual "Rip the Runway"
Plus: B.o.B., Wale, Robin Thicke, Estelle, Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons featuring Jeremih and Araab Musik are set to perform.

[03/07/12 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 7
Updates include: Keri Russell to lead "The Americans" for FX; Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo report to ABC's "Zero Hour"; and Theo James is CBS's new "Golden Boy."

[03/07/12 - 11:40 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FX's "Sons of Anarchy"
Check out our recap of night six of The 29th Annual Paley Festival.

[03/07/12 - 09:02 PM]
Ford Teams Up with NBC and Emmy Award-Winning Reality Producer for Prime-Time TV Reality Show "Escape Routes"
Rossi Morreale hosts the six-episode series, which premieres Saturday, March 31 at 8:00/7:00c on NBC with encores at 11:00/10:00c on mun2.

[03/07/12 - 06:45 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Start of Production in Winnipeg on "The Christmas Heart," Starring Teri Polo, Paul Essiembre and Tess Harper
Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton is among the project's executive producers, while her brother Michael penned the script.

[03/07/12 - 05:12 PM]
Live at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society's "Newsmaker Luncheon Series: Cable Programming Summit"
Check out our recap of the event, featuring Michael Wright, Joel Stillerman, David Janollari, Kate Juergens and Carmi Zlotnik.

[03/07/12 - 04:06 PM]
Lifetime's "Dance Moms" Hits Series Highs Across All Key Demos
Lifetime spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 6.

[03/07/12 - 03:00 PM]
Spike TV's "Ink Master" Finale Marks Up the Competition on Cable in Its Timeslot
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 6.







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[02/27/17 - 01:30 PM]
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[02/27/17 - 12:19 PM]
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[02/27/17 - 11:45 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 11:04 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 10:23 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 10:09 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 09:13 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 08:33 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 08:00 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 06:44 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 06:03 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 06:00 AM]
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[02/27/17 - 12:20 AM]
Statement by PricewaterhouseCoopers Regarding Oscar(R) for Best Picture
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[02/26/17 - 08:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's NBA coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.