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[03/21/12 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 21
Updates include: Syfy passes on "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome"; Meagan Good to topline NBC's "Notorious"; and Jack Coleman reports to The CW's "First Cut."

[03/21/12 - 03:57 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Tops Demos for Fourth Week in a Row
Plus: numbers for TLC's "The Little Couple," truTV's "The Wiener's Circle" and Oxygen's "Jersey Couture."

[03/21/12 - 03:34 PM]
MTV Adds Four New Series to Its Diverse Line-Up, With "The Heights," "Epic Fail," "Totally Clueless" and "MTV's This Is How I Made It"
Said quartet joins the previously announced "MTV's Hip-Hop POV" plus the special "Dev."

[03/21/12 - 12:54 PM]
"Rizzoli & Isles": Brian Goodman Is Now a Series Regular
He'll continue as Lt. Det. Sean Cavanaugh when the series returns for its third season.

[03/21/12 - 12:31 PM]
"Awake" Debut Puts It #3 Among Biggest % Gainers Going from Live + Same Day to Live + 7
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of February 27-March 4.

[03/21/12 - 11:59 AM]
Tanisha Thomas Sits Down with Special Guests in a "Bad Girls Club Special" Airing Monday, March 26 at 12AM ET/PT
The one-hour special, alongside a new episode at 10:00/9:00c, will bookend the premiere of "Brooklyn 11223."

[03/21/12 - 11:52 AM]
Adam Dolgins Named Senior Vice President of Alternative Original Programming for truTV
Dolgins joins truTV from his own production company, Fractured Hip Productions, where he was the executive producer of MTV's "Silent Library."

[03/21/12 - 11:21 AM]
Zeke and Luther Embark on the Ride of Their Lives to Hollywood in a Momentous Two-Part Episode of "Zeke and Luther," Premiering Monday, April 2 on Disney XD
Guest starring in the show's swan song are professional skateboarder Tony Hawk as himself and Debby Ryan as Courtney Mills.

[03/21/12 - 10:53 AM]
FOX Pulls "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" from Tuesday Lineup
Repeats of "Raising Hope" will fill its time period for the next two weeks until "Glee" returns as previously announced on April 10.

[03/21/12 - 10:41 AM]
"The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet" to Begin on Lifetime on April 26
Demi Moore is executive producing the hour-long series, which will air Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/21/12 - 10:34 AM]
Robin Williams to Receive the "Stand-Up Icon" Award at "The Comedy Awards"
Eddie Murphy was the inaugural recipient and he was presented with the honor by Tracy Morgan during last year's show.

[03/21/12 - 10:09 AM]
"NCIS" Is Tuesday's #1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 20.

[03/21/12 - 10:06 AM]
FOX Sports & MLB Network Join Forces For New, Expanded Pregame Show
Matt Vasgersian will host the half-hour program, which bows Saturday, April 7.

[03/21/12 - 09:37 AM]
GSN Signs Jeff Foxworthy to Host "The American Bible Challenge"
The network, which is currently developing the series, will shoot the pilot later this month.

[03/21/12 - 09:34 AM]
GSN Unveils Its New Programming and Development Slate During Network Upfront Event in New York City
Highlights include a sixth season of "The Newlywed Game" plus the new series "Beat the Chefs."

[03/21/12 - 08:50 AM]
ABC's "Cougar Town" Surges to its Top Audience since its Season Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 20.

[03/21/12 - 08:47 AM]
New "Sunday Night Baseball" Team to Call Four Games in Five Days to Open Season
Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, Terry Francona and Buster Olney will open the season with defending Champion Cardinals at the new-look Marlins on Wednesday, April 4.

[03/21/12 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Fashion Star" Rises In Second Week
Plus: "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" dip to season lows, as do ABC's "Last Man Standing" and FOX's comedies.

[03/21/12 - 07:46 AM]
Reality Star Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Joins the WE tv Family!
The network has ordered 14 episodes of the series, including a one-hour premiere and finale and 12 half-hour episodes.

[03/21/12 - 07:44 AM]
WE tv Greenlights New Docu-Soap "Cyndi" (WT), a Backstage Pass Into the Life of Music Icon Cyndi Lauper
Production begins next month in New York on 12 half-hour episodes for a summer premiere.

[03/21/12 - 07:01 AM]
Off-Camera Winners Announced for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Bobby Braddock, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Roger Miller, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam are among the recipients.

[03/21/12 - 07:00 AM]
Syfy's New Adaptation of "Treasure Island" Premieres Saturday, May 5 from 7-11PM in Special One Night Movie Event
Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland star in the network's take on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

[03/21/12 - 06:01 AM]
Only on Netflix: Premier Horror Suspense Director Eli Roth Reanimates the Gothic Novel With "Hemlock Grove"
Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard are set to star in the project, based on the novel by Brian McGreevy.

[03/21/12 - 04:05 AM]
New Companion Unveiled for BBC America's "Doctor Who"
Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show.

[03/21/12 - 03:01 AM]
VH1 Joins the Ex Wives Club With "Hollywood Exes"
Nicole Murphy, Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, Mayte Garcia and Andrea Kelly star in the 10-episode series, due this summer.

[03/20/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 20
Updates include: Stephanie March joins "Baby Big Shot" at CBS; Eddie Izzard is the first to NBC's "Mockingbird Lane"; and Noah Emmerich cast in FX's "The Americans."

[03/20/12 - 05:11 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw," "Pretty Little Liars" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," VH1's "Styled by June" and Bravo's "Bethenny Ever After."

[03/20/12 - 03:35 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Welcomes to the Couch Elizabeth Banks, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Adam Scott & "Weird Al" Yankovic
The series, hosted by Scott Aukerman, launches Friday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/20/12 - 03:34 PM]
IFC Unveils "Slightly Off" Originals for 2012/2013 Season
Highlights include new seasons of "Portlandia" and "Whisker Wars," plus new scripted entries "Out There" and "Maron."

[03/20/12 - 03:02 PM]
Accusations - and Fists - Fly as Stars of "Bering Sea Gold" Sound Off in "After the Dredge," Two Hour-Long Specials That Air Friday, March 23 and 30 at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel
The crews of The Christine Rose, The Wild Ranger, The Sluicey and The Clark sit down with executive producer Thom Beers, to explain why they risk their lives for the elusive gold.

[03/20/12 - 02:56 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Big Finish for "Walking Dead" on AMC
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Frozen Planet," OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter" and AMC's "Talking Dead."

[03/20/12 - 02:51 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight" Returns on Top for USA
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "North Woods Law," USA's "Fairly Legal" and FX's "The Ultimate Fighter Live."

[03/20/12 - 02:37 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Finale Generates the Most-Social Media Buzz in Television History; Network's #1 Telecast Ever in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, March 19.

[03/20/12 - 02:15 PM]
"Once in a Lifetime - Rock vs. Cena" to Air on 11 NBCU Networks
This first ever behind-the-scenes special premieres Monday, March 26 on USA Network at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/20/12 - 12:19 PM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - Exclusive Coverage of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Averages a 5.6 U.S. Household Rating
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/20/12 - 12:10 PM]
Mark Consuelos, Chris Harrison, Peter Facinelli & Ben Mulroney to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" from Banff, Alberta, Canada April 2-5, 2012
Guests that week include Jason Biggs, Johnny Galecki, David James Elliott, Jayma Mays, Caroline Rhea, Far East Movement and Melanie Fiona.

[03/20/12 - 11:58 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Ranks #1 For Third Consecutive Week Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/20/12 - 11:32 AM]
truTV Tracking Biggest Quarter Ever, Plus Top 10 Ranking with Target Demo
truTV spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/20/12 - 11:23 AM]
"Judge Judy" Is the #1 Show in First-Run Syndication
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of March 5-11.

[03/20/12 - 11:12 AM]
TBS to Premiere "Men at Work" and "Sullivan & Son" This Summer
The multi-camera comedies will air Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning May 24 and July 19, respectively.

[03/20/12 - 11:04 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Paces Network's Primetime Week of March 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/20/12 - 11:03 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Delivers 7 of the Top 20 TV Shows Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/20/12 - 11:02 AM]
TBS Claims Victory as Basic Cable's #1 Network with Young Adults
TBS spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/20/12 - 10:52 AM]
BIO Channel Presents One-Hour Special "Glee: Don't Stop Believing" Tuesday, April 10 at 9PM ET/PT
Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Jayma Mays, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkovitz, Darren Criss and Mike O'Malley are among those featured.

[03/20/12 - 10:49 AM]
Sara Canning, Danny Glover & Kimberly Elise Star in "Hannah's Law" on Hallmark Movie Channel June 9
Greyston Holt, Billy Zane, Ryan Kennedy and John Pyper-Ferguson also star in the film.

[03/20/12 - 10:46 AM]
TV One Announces New & Returning Shows for 2012 & 2013 Upfront Season
Returning series include "Unsung," "Life After" and "Find Our Missing."

[03/20/12 - 10:45 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - Network Sweeps the Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/20/12 - 10:41 AM]
Disney Channel Levies Clean Sweep in Total Day for the 2nd Straight Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/20/12 - 10:24 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes Top 10 and Is Sunday's #1 Program
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 18.

[03/20/12 - 10:20 AM]
Record Breaking Friday Night on HGTV
HGTV spins the numbers for Friday, March 16.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.