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[03/14/12 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 14
Updates include: Jenna Elfman to play First Lady in NBC's "1600 Penn"; Scott Wolf reports to The CW's "Dakota"; and Hamish Linkalter bound for FOX's "The Asset."

[03/14/12 - 11:48 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: ABC's "Modern Family"
Check out our recap of the final night of The 29th Annual Paley Festival.

[03/14/12 - 10:27 PM]
A Finalist Is Disqualified from "American Idol"
The remaining Top 11 finalists performed for America's votes, singing songs from the year they were born.

[03/14/12 - 06:36 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Holds Onto Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for MTV's "My Super Psycho Sweet 16 3," TLC's "The Bates Family: Baby Makes 19" and Animal Planet's "Wild Serengeti."

[03/14/12 - 03:55 PM]
HBO Ceases All Future Production on "Luck"
"This has been a tremendous collaboration and one that we plan to continue in the future," said Michael Mann and David Milch.

[03/14/12 - 02:14 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Acquires "Breakthrough With Tony Robbins" Premiering Monday, March 26
The short-lived series aired just two episodes on NBC during the summer of 2010.

[03/14/12 - 01:29 PM]
CMT Partners With Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions for New Series "Cheer" to Debut This Fall
The six-episode series will debut this fall alongside season seven of "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team."

[03/14/12 - 01:21 PM]
Nickelodeon Unveils Plans at Annual Upfront for More than 650 New Episodes Across Every Genre
Highlights include new seasons of "iCarly," "Victorious," "Big Time Rush" and "Supah Ninjas" plus newcomer "Marvin, Marvin."

[03/14/12 - 01:05 PM]
Collector Car Archeologist Wayne Carini Returns to Velocity With a Brand New Season of "Chasing Classic Cars"
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/14/12 - 12:00 PM]
Live Twitter Chat With Ashley Judd, Star of ABC's "Missing," Set to Take Place Thursday, March 15, During Series Premiere
She'll be doing a live chat on Twitter during the East Coast broadcast at @ashleyjudd.

[03/14/12 - 11:59 AM]
The ABC Television Network and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Announce Date for The 85th Academy AWards(R)
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, and the Oscar telecast will be presented on Sunday, February 24.

[03/14/12 - 11:58 AM]
New Comedy Series "Girls," Created by and Starring "Tiny Furniture" Filmmaker Lena Dunham, Debuts April 15, Exclusively on HBO
Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner also serve as executive producers on the series.

[03/14/12 - 11:15 AM]
CBS Announces Renewals for 18 Primetime Shows for the 2012-2013 Season
"This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming," said Nina Tassler.

[03/14/12 - 11:14 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Unveils Its Q4 2012 - Q3 2013 Original Movie Slate at Annual Upfront Presentation to Advertisers
"Hallmark Movie Channel celebrates movies, all genres - mysteries, westerns, dramas, romances," Michelle Vicary said.

[03/14/12 - 11:13 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires Comedy Juggernaut, "The Middle"
The network will begin airing the first 88 episodes beginning March 2014.

[03/14/12 - 11:12 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Start of Production on "Jingle & Bell," A Hallmark Channel Original Animated Special for Holiday 2012
The network's previous animated special, "Jingle All the Way," was a ratings success.

[03/14/12 - 11:11 AM]
The Nation's Leading Producer of Movies Made-for-Television, Hallmark Channel, Announces Q4 2012-Q3 2013 Original Movie Lineup
"Original movies pegged to holidays have distinguished Hallmark Channel from every other network in the cable TV universe," said Michelle Vicary.

[03/14/12 - 11:10 AM]
Hallmark Channel and International Superstar Marie Osmond Announce the Start of Production on New One-Hour Talk Show, "Marie!," A Hallmark Channel Original Series Premiering Q4
Associated Television International will produce the new lifestyle series which will air weekday afternoons on the network.

[03/14/12 - 11:09 AM]
Crown Media Unveils Bold, New Directions in Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel at the Annual Upfront Presentation to Advertisers
The cable channel gives an overview of today's various programming announcements.

[03/14/12 - 11:08 AM]
The Industry's Leading Producer of Original Movies for Television, Hallmark Channel, in Development on First-Ever Original Primetime Series
Movie pilots for these two series, "Cedar Cove" and "When Calls the Heart," will be produced in 2012 for broadcast during the 2012-2013 season.

[03/14/12 - 11:07 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Groundbreaking New Lifestyle Series, "Home & Family," Launches on the Network Q4
The hosted series is "the ultimate destination for innovative home ideas and improvements."

[03/14/12 - 10:53 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Acquires Off-net Rights to "Community"
The all-comedy channel will launch the series with three seasons beginning in the fall of 2013.

[03/14/12 - 10:34 AM]
GSN Acquires Cable Rights to Steve Harvey-Hosted "Family Feud" Seasons
Said run will kick off Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[03/14/12 - 10:25 AM]
Season 8 of "Weeds" and Season 2 of "Episodes" to Debut Sunday, July 1st on Showtime
13 episodes of the former and nine of the latter are on tap this summer.

[03/14/12 - 09:38 AM]
USA Wins Unprecedented 23rd Consecutive Quarter
USA spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/14/12 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Top Demo Spot
FOX's "New Girl" is the top draw last night among adults 18-49.

[03/14/12 - 08:35 AM]
"Mama's Boys of the Bronx" Premieres April 9 on TLC
The eight-part series that follows five proud Italian-American men "who grew up together and have plenty in common - they're attractive, employed, in their 30's and unapologetically still live with their mothers."

[03/14/12 - 07:56 AM]
Shane McRae Signs on for Lead in Syfy's Time Travel Action Thriller "Rewind" from BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions
McRae will portray Henry Knox, "ex-Special Forces who ranks as a field operative in a special division of the Department of Homeland Security."

[03/14/12 - 07:36 AM]
"30 Rock" to Double Up Once Again on Thursday, March 22
Look for new episodes at 8:30/7:30c and 9:00/8:00c that night, in place of "The Office."

[03/14/12 - 07:35 AM]
Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran and Jaime Murray Join the Cast of Syfy's Groundbreaking Series "Defiance"
The pilot, which also stars Grant Bowler, is slated to commence production this April in Toronto.

[03/14/12 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Don Wildman Returns With Double Stacks of Two Original Series Premiering Tuesday, April 17
"Mysteries at the Museum" and "Off Limits" are both due back at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[03/14/12 - 07:19 AM]
truTV's Exclusive Live Coverage of the First Four Averages a 0.9 Metered Market Household Rating
Turner Sports and CBS Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 13.

[03/14/12 - 07:02 AM]
Additional Performers Announced for the "47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1 on CBS
Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery will perform at the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Award Concert, hosted by Zac Brown Band.

[03/14/12 - 06:34 AM]
Amazon Announces Increased Prime Instant Video Selection via Digital Video License Agreement with Discovery Communications
Among the programs included in the agreement are "Dirty Jobs," "Say Yes To The Dress" and "Whale Wars," in addition to other titles.

[03/14/12 - 06:34 AM]
A&E Network to Offer Advanced Look at the New Real-Life Series "Duck Dynasty" One Week Before On-Air Debut
Viewers can enjoy the advanced screening of the first episode online at AETV.COM, Hulu, iTunes as well as on video on-demand.

[03/13/12 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 13
Updates include: Matt Davis to lead The CW's "Cult"; Freddie Prinze Jr. reports to NBC comedy pilot; and CBS shuffles the cast on "Partners."

[03/13/12 - 11:52 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: AMC's "Mad Men"
Check out our recap of night 12 of The 29th Annual Paley Festival.

[03/13/12 - 04:27 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Moves Into the Top Spot
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Love Broker," Disney XD's "Zeke & Luther" and TLC's "The Real Skinny."

[03/13/12 - 03:32 PM]
President Barack Obama Joins Cartoon Network To "Speak Up" Against Bullying
He'll deliver a special opening message that will introduce viewers to the original documentary, premiering Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[03/13/12 - 03:22 PM]
What Time Is It? Time for Season Four of "Adventure Time!"
The animated series returns to Cartoon Network on Monday, April 2 at 7:30/6:30c.

[03/13/12 - 03:15 PM]
ABC Confirms Quartet Won't Be Back This Summer
The network has passed on second seasons for "Expedition Impossible," "Karaoke Battle USA," "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" and "Take the Money and Run."

[03/13/12 - 01:46 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Walking Dead" Still Unstoppable for AMC
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Duke '91 & '92: Back to Back," Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset" and Food Network's "Restaurant Stakeout."

[03/13/12 - 01:04 PM]
Nickelodeon's "Big Time Movie" Scores Top Spot for the Week With Kids and Tweens and Reaches 13 Million Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of March 5-11.

[03/13/12 - 12:46 PM]
E! Announces New Series "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" to Debut May 20
The 10-episode series follows Dina Eastwood, the wife of film legend Clint Eastwood, and their daughters as well as and the all-male six member vocal group from South Africa managed by Dina.

[03/13/12 - 12:30 PM]
History(R) Orders First Scripted Drama Series About Legendary Norse Warriors - "Vikings"
Set to premiere in 2013, the series will be filmed in Ireland and throughout picturesque locations in Northern Europe.

[03/13/12 - 12:16 PM]
New Premiere Times for CMT Series "Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country" and "Melissa & Tye"
"Jennie Garth" will now follow "The Singing Bee" at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Melissa & Tye" at 9:30/8:30c.

[03/13/12 - 12:01 PM]
Emmy(R) and Golden Globe-Winning HBO Series "Game of Thrones" Begins Its Second Season April 1
New cast members in the second season include Stephen Dillane, Gwendoline Christie, Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer and Rose Leslie.

[03/13/12 - 11:53 AM]
"Judge Judy" Is #1 Among All Syndicated Shows; "Wheel of Fortune" Ties for #1 in February Sweep
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of February 27-March 4.

[03/13/12 - 11:47 AM]
TLC Sets "Undercover Boss: Abroad" for Monday, April 2; "Toddlers & Tiaras" Returns Wednesday, April 4
"Abroad" was previously slated to launch on Monday, February 13.

[03/13/12 - 11:03 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TBS Chalked Up Another Win as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 5-11.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.