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[03/30/12 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 30
Updates include: Charity Wakefield reports to NBC's "Mockingbird Lane"; Zachary Abel, Malese Jow bound for The CW's "Shelter"; and Ashley Hinshaw to star in Lifetime's "Talhotblond."

[03/30/12 - 03:17 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People," NBA Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Behind the Music," truTV's "Impactical Jokers" and History's "Mudcats."

[03/30/12 - 02:28 PM]
"Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer" to Occupy the Eight O'Clock Hour Beginning Tonight on Current TV
The former CNN host will take over the slot from "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."

[03/30/12 - 02:24 PM]
"Punk'd" and "Pauly D" Are a Winning Combination on Thursday Night for MTV, Premiering as the Top Two Cable Series of the Day
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, March 29.

[03/30/12 - 11:19 AM]
NBC's "The Voice" Is Set to Launch a New Voting App for Facebook Timeline
The app "creates one of the first truly social voting options for any network competition series."

[03/30/12 - 11:01 AM]
MTV2 to Refresh Iconic Game Show "Hollywood Squares" for New Audience as "Hip Hop Squares"
Peter Rosenberg will host the series, which is set to premiere Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/30/12 - 10:08 AM]
Production Powers Up on Season 2 of Syfy's "Alphas" from Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television
Erin Way joins the cast of the 13-episode season, due in July.

[03/30/12 - 09:21 AM]
"Rizzoli & Isles" Guest Star News
Ed Begley, Jr., Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Burke, John Doman, Colin Egglesfield, Chazz Palminteri and Chris Vance are all due back.

[03/30/12 - 09:20 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Remains Thursday's #1 Program in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 29.

[03/30/12 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Demos, CBS Tops Viewers
Plus: with a repeat lead-in, NBC's "Up All Night" and "Awake" sink to series lows.

[03/30/12 - 08:20 AM]
Video: "Falling Skies": New BTS Video
Go behind-the-scenes as producers and writers discuss unanswered questions from season 1 and preview what's to come in season 2.

[03/30/12 - 07:40 AM]
Video: "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Franklin & Bash": New Promo
Both series are due back Tuesday, June 5 beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/12 - 07:28 AM]
MTV Greenlights Another Cycle of "The Challenge," Along With an Additional Season of Its Longest Running Hit, "The Real World"
"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" reunion special airs this Wednesday, April 4 while "The Real World: St. Thomas" is due later this year.

[03/30/12 - 07:00 AM]
More Presenters Added for the "47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 1 on CBS
New additions include Liam Hemsworth, LL Cool J, Zac Brown, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, KISS and Thompson Square.

[03/30/12 - 06:16 AM]
Uncovering the Birth of Christianity: Discovery Presents "The Resurrection Tomb Mystery"
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, April 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/29/12 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 29
Updates include: ABC taps showrunners for "American Judy," "Awesometown"; FOX's "In Living Color" revival books first cast members; and Netflix's "House of Cards" adds roles.

[03/29/12 - 09:10 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 29
Plus: The Wanted to perform and Jennifer Lopez to premiere her new music video on the next results show Thursday, April 5.

[03/29/12 - 07:13 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Climbs to Season High
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Monster Man," Spike TV's "Auction Hunters" and VH1's "House of Consignment."

[03/29/12 - 03:01 PM]
Interview: "Bones" Creator Hart Hanson
The showrunner chats about today's renewal, the future of "The Finder" and more!

[03/29/12 - 02:52 PM]
E! Entertainment Special: Demi Lovato "Give Your Heart A Break" to Premiere on April 2 Exclusively on E!
Along with the sit-down interview, the special includes the exclusive world premiere of the full-length music video.

[03/29/12 - 02:37 PM]
Syfy Cruises Into Tuesdays With High-Octane Programming as "Dream Machines" Premieres April 10 at 10PM With Special Guest Star 50 Cent
The series follows Florida-based brothers Marc and Shanon Parker, owners of Parker Brothers' Concepts.

[03/29/12 - 01:53 PM]
ABC's "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 During 1st Quarter 2012 in All Target Demos
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 19-23 and the quarter to date.

[03/29/12 - 01:38 PM]
E! Presents A Full Hour Of "Live From The Red Carpet" Coverage From Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Ross Mathews and Kelly Osbourne will host said coverage, which begins at 7:00/6:00c on Saturday, March 31.

[03/29/12 - 01:21 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Finish #1 for the First Quarter of 2012 vs. the ABC and CBS Competition
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 19-23 and the quarter to date.

[03/29/12 - 12:58 PM]
Kellie Martin to Guest Star in Multiple Episodes of Lifetime's Hit Drama "Army Wives" Beginning Sunday, April 1
She plays Nicole Galassini, "a smart, no-nonsense expert in African geopolitics and a Captain in the Army's Intelligence Division."

[03/29/12 - 12:43 PM]
CBS to Try Comedy Repeats on Friday, April 20
Look for rebroadcasts of "Mike & Molly" and "Rules of Engagement" on said night beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/29/12 - 11:58 AM]
Food Network & Cooking Channel Serve Up A Robust 2012 Menu
Said lineup includes 35 returning shows and 22 new series.

[03/29/12 - 11:01 AM]
"Touch" Sees Worldwide Ratings Success
20th Century Fox Television spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/29/12 - 10:33 AM]
Betty White Joins Forces With Senior Pranksters to Deliver Big Laughs in "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," Premiering Wednesday, April 4, 8:00-8:30 P.M. ET, on NBC
On January 16, 12.3 million viewers tuned in to see a sneak preview of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers."

[03/29/12 - 10:15 AM]
Bravo Media Gleeks Out as the Cast and Co-Creator of "Glee" Unite on the "Inside the Actors Studio" Stage Premiering on Monday, April 9th at 8PM ET/PT
Host James Lipton is joined by cast members Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and co-creator Ryan Murphy.

[03/29/12 - 10:11 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents New Half-Hour Special "Dora's Easter Adventure," Premiering Wednesday, April 4, at 10AM ET/PT
The cable channel recently debuted the seventh season of the Emmy Award-winning international phenomenon.

[03/29/12 - 10:10 AM]
Billion-Dollar Craft Industry Goes Primetime in TLC's "Craft Wars"
Tori Spelling hosts the 10-episode series, which is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, June 26.

[03/29/12 - 10:08 AM]
NBC's "30 Rock" Will Produce New Live Episode on April 26 from Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center
Once again, two versions of the same story will be telecast - one live for East Coast viewers and a second for the West Coast.

[03/29/12 - 10:08 AM]
VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" Returns for Its 10th Season Saturday, March 31 at 11PM ET/PT
Guests this season include Alice Cooper, Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, Lemmy Kilmister, Lars Ulrich and more!

[03/29/12 - 10:06 AM]
Quddus to Host ABC's New Music Competition Series "Duets"
Quddus joins the previously announced cast featuring Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke.

[03/29/12 - 09:29 AM]
FOX Orders Eighth Season of "Bones"
The series returns with the first of seven all-new episodes on Monday, April 2.

[03/29/12 - 09:13 AM]
Animal Planet Triggers New Seasons of "Pit Boss," "My Cat from Hell" and "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The trio helped drive record viewers to the network's Saturday night in first quarter and delivered all-time highs for each of its recent season.

[03/29/12 - 08:50 AM]
2012 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 12 drama pilots under consideration for next season - plus their initial logos.

[03/29/12 - 08:49 AM]
2012 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 13 comedy pilots under consideration for next season - plus their initial logs.

[03/29/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's "Happy Endings" Grows Week to Week and Improves its Slot Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 28.

[03/29/12 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Ticks Up in Victory for FOX
The network's juggernaut however is still down 33.33% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[03/29/12 - 08:00 AM]
Groundbreaking Interactive Viewing Experience Available Exclusively on HBO GO(R) Launches for the First Time on the iPad(R), April 1
The interactive elements allow viewers to watch full-length episodes of the series alongside an "alert feed" showing never-before-seen bonus content.

[03/29/12 - 07:24 AM]
New Special "Jesse James: Outlaw Garage" Airs Monday, April 9th at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: watch the special sneak of the one-hour special that aired during "Sons of Guns" last night.

[03/29/12 - 07:00 AM]
"Comedy Central's Indecision" Launches New iOS App
The "Election Companion" app provides users with exclusive jokes, interactive content, photo galleries and second-screen experiences.

[03/29/12 - 07:00 AM]
Duets, Collaborations Announced for the "47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 1 on CBS
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie, Rascal Flatts and Steve Martin, and Toby Keith with surprise Las Vegas guest performers are set to perform.

[03/29/12 - 06:53 AM]
Nickelodeon Premieres Brand-New Episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Kung Fu Panda"
Look for week-long stunts of each series beginning Monday, April 2.

[03/29/12 - 06:38 AM]
ESPN's Live Masters Coverage Returns for Fifth Year
ESPN and ESPN HD will air 4.5 hours of live first and second round action on Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, from 3-7:30 p.m. ET.

[03/29/12 - 06:01 AM]
"Having It All" Hosted by Niki Taylor Premiere Episode to Begin Airing in April
Said installment will premiere Friday, April 6 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on WE tv.

[03/28/12 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 28
Updates include: Rosario Dawson brings "O.C.T." to A&E; Melissa Tang joins "The Goodwin Games" at FOX; and Alexander Payne, Peter Morgan book dramas at Showtime.

[03/28/12 - 03:48 PM]
Oxygen's First Ever Back-to-Back Original Premieres Launch Big Debuts of Controversial "Brooklyn 11223" and New Competition Reality Series "Best Ink"
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27.







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