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[04/01/12 - 11:04 AM]
Ratings for Final Four on CBS Best Since 2005
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, March 31.

[03/31/12 - 07:55 PM]
Tribune Television Stations and WGN America No Longer Available Via DirecTV
Tribune has established a web site, www.tellDirecTV.com, to enable DirecTV subscribers to register their concerns about losing this valuable programming.

[03/31/12 - 07:27 PM]
Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Winners
Replays of the awards will air on TeenNick Sunday, April 1, at 8:30/7:30c and on Nicktoons Monday, April 2, at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/31/12 - 01:19 PM]
DirecTV Responds to Tribune Statement
"We're extremely perplexed as Tribune management and DirecTV had a handshake deal on Thursday with an agreed upon rate for their channels," said the satcaster.

[03/31/12 - 10:56 AM]
Tribune Statement On DirecTV Negotiations
"Tribune Broadcasting has not reached an agreement or come to terms with DirecTV on any aspect of its contract, which expires at midnight tonight," said the station group.

[03/31/12 - 09:40 AM]
DirecTV Accepts Tribune's Terms for Broadcast Stations
DirecTV will continue to carry Tribune's 23 local broadcast stations on its service.

[03/31/12 - 09:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Slips Past ABC in Viewers, Demos
"Blue Bloods" returns as the most-watched program on the night.

[03/31/12 - 09:03 AM]
Friday's #1 TV Show, ABC's "20/20" Hits 2-Year Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, March 30.

[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.







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[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
"House of Lies" Renewed for a Fifth Season On Showtime(R)
"When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and "House of Lies" delivers for us each season," said Gary Levine.

[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Fahey has been cast in the role of "Uncle Eddie Cruickshank," the man who raised The Gecko Brothers after their father died in a fire.

[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
"Discovery Channel is going from strength to strength this coming year," said Rich Ross. "We're adding new documentaries, scripted series and themed programming to a strong lineup of new unscripted series."

[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
TLC Fills Out 2015-2016 Slate Of Programming with Style, Unique Families, And Life's Most Important Moments
This mix of authentic real people, compelling transformation, and larger-than-life stories will drive the network forward in the coming year.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Science Channel's 2015-2016 Upfront Programming Slate Breaks Boundaries
The passion, curiosity and bold questions that define the brand are all featured in Science Channel's provocative lineup of exciting shows.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
Velocity Adds Horse Power to Record Ratings Growth with 2015-16 Upfront Slate
Velocity's 2015-16 programming slate of 12 top returning franchises and several new series look to strengthen ratings with more than 220 premiere hours.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
Animal Planet Walks on the Wild Side with Its 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts More Than 650 Hours of Powerful Original Content This 2015-16 Upfront Season
With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Announces 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Filled with Heart-Pounding Medical Mysteries and Dramatic Series Capturing Life's Most Unexpected Moments
Discovery Life Channel delivers the heart-wrenching drama of those overcoming extreme adversity in an immersive storytelling style that captures the very best of nonfiction television.

[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
American Heroes Channel's 2015-16 Upfront Slate Welcomes the Return of Hit Series "Gunslingers" and "Against The Odds" to Network
AHC focuses on timeless and compelling action and adventure stories that bridge a connection between the lessons of past and the legends of today.

[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
Destination America's 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Takes All-American Entertainment Across the Country
Whether cooking special sauce at a Texas BBQ competition, exploring unknown territory in Alaska, hunting for monsters in West Virginia, building an epic dream house in the Rockies, or never giving up the fight in the wrestling ring, Destination America is TV that celebrates U.S.

[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Leaps Into 2015-16 Upfront Season
Discovery Family Channel features a clever mix of entertaining, high-quality real-world content that appeals to the entire family.