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[04/02/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 2
Updates include: Nicholas Braun to lead "Friend Me" at CBS; Horatio Sanz joins Mary McCormack on ABC comedy pilot; and BET eyes a "Reed Between the Lines" spin-off.

[04/02/12 - 04:30 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Books Two-Hour "Touch" Season Finale for May 31; More Summer Details
Repeats of "House" and "Bones" are bound for Friday nights beginning June 1 and more!

[04/02/12 - 04:06 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Fairly Legal" Tops Viewers, "Smackdown" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "North Woods Law," Discovery's "Bering Sea Gold: After the Dredge" and Syfy's "Merlin."

[04/02/12 - 02:28 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Sets "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" Return for Sunday, June 3
Look for back-to-back originals beginning at 7:00/6:00c on said night and continuing through June 17.

[04/02/12 - 01:23 PM]
New Series Premiere of "Wicked Tuna" Gets National Geographic Channel Some Wicked Good Ratings Sunday Night
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[04/02/12 - 12:49 PM]
DirecTV Files Complaint with FCC Questioning Control of Tribune Broadcasting Company During Bankruptcy
The satcaster is "seeking an immediate intervention and expedited ruling against Tribune for failing to negotiate in good faith."

[04/02/12 - 12:41 PM]
MTV's Spring Break 2012 to Take Over All Platforms With a Week of Electrifying Performances and Programming
The Wanted, Young Jeezy, B.o.B., Dev, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, araabMUZIK, and Carly Rae Jepsen are among the featured performers.

[04/02/12 - 12:40 PM]
"Costas Tonight: Live from 30 Rock" Premieres Wednesday, 10 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Network
The two-hour special will include an in-depth one-on-one interview with NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert.

[04/02/12 - 12:02 PM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Veep," Created by Armando Iannucci and Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Debuts April 22
Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons and Sufe Bradshaw also star.

[04/02/12 - 11:18 AM]
Marc Anthony, Darius Rucker and Big & Rich to Complete the All-Star Lineup of Artists Scheduled to Perform on "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends - In Concert"
The event tapes tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to be broadcast on Friday, April 13 on CBS.

[04/02/12 - 11:01 AM]
FOX Lights Up the Dating Scene When 30 Lucky Women Search for Their Summer Fling on "Take Me Out" Debuting Thursday, June 7 on FOX
FremantleMedia North America is behind the series, which will air Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/02/12 - 10:53 AM]
Video: "The Closer" Creator James Duff Picks Top 10 Scenes
TNT's veteran drama returns for its final six episodes beginning Monday, July 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/02/12 - 10:43 AM]
Live+7 Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" is the Week's #1 TV Series for its 5th Straight Original
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[04/02/12 - 10:40 AM]
Season Finale of Syfy's Smash Hit Series "Face Off" Becomes Channel's Most Watched Unscripted Telecast Ever Based on Live+7 Data
Syfy further spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 14.

[04/02/12 - 10:36 AM]
"Veronica Mars" Kicks Off Its Debut on SOAPnet With an 11-Hour Marathon Airing Sunday, April 15 from 8AM - 7PM April 7 at 1PM
The series will move to its regular time slot Monday through Friday at 5PM and 6PM, starting Monday, April 16.

[04/02/12 - 10:30 AM]
ABC Adds "Dancing with the Stars" Encore on Tuesday, Bumping Comedies This Week
"Last Man Standing" and "Cougar Town" will return on Tuesday, April 10.

[04/02/12 - 10:25 AM]
Showtime(R) Unveils the Second Season of "The Borgias" With Nationwide Design Exhibition and Contest
High-end retail window installations will be featured in 10 cities to promote the show's April 8 return.

[04/02/12 - 10:13 AM]
Soundtrack of NBC Hit "Smash" Set for Release on May 1
Highlighted on the album will be the Broadway-caliber songs written for the series by Tony and Grammy winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

[04/02/12 - 10:07 AM]
Video: "The Good Wife" Sneak Peek - Three. Episodes. Left.
Check out a tease for the last three episodes of the season, which begin Sunday, April 15.

[04/02/12 - 09:31 AM]
"The Comedy Awards" to Honor Legendary Comedian Don Rickles With the "Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence": Award to be Presented by Jon Stewart
The special tapes at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and premieres on Sunday, May 6.

[04/02/12 - 09:11 AM]
Investigation Discovery Runs With Season 5 of "I (Almost) Got Away With It," Beginning Wednesday, April 11
The 13-episode fifth season will air Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/02/12 - 09:07 AM]
BBC America's First Original Drama, "Copper," to Premiere August 19
Kevin Ryan and Tom Weston-Jones star in the project, from co-creators Tom Fontana and Will Rokos.

[04/02/12 - 09:07 AM]
The "Academy of Country Music Awards" Leads CBS to Big Sunday Win
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[04/02/12 - 08:53 AM]
ABC Airs Sunday's Top 2 TV Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[04/02/12 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Sparks CBS Victory
Said broadcast sends ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "GCB" to series lows.

[04/02/12 - 08:29 AM]
Travel Channel Announces Season Two of "The Dead Files" - Premieres April 20
The new 13-episode season kicks off with a special investigation of the notorious Lizzie Borden House.

[04/02/12 - 07:33 AM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Announces Week Long Coverage from The 2012 Democratic National Convention
Coverage will be taped at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center and air nightly at 11:00/10:00c from Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7.

[04/02/12 - 07:12 AM]
"Food Network Star" Returns for Eighth Season with Star-studded Challenges, Brand-New Format and a Fresh Cast of Hopefuls
Look for the special two-hour premiere episode on Sunday, May 13 at 9:00/8:00c plus a casting special on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/02/12 - 07:05 AM]
Syfy Will Bring International Hit "Total Blackout" to America Wednesday, April 25 at 10PM
Jaleel White hosts the series, which "will plunge contestants into blinding darkness to confront their deepest fears."

[04/02/12 - 06:07 AM]
ESPN Renews Rights to Broadcast Australian Football League With Three-Year Deal
Additionally, it has secured co-exclusive live television rights in the Caribbean and Israel.

[04/02/12 - 06:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Surges to Victory With Final Four Coverage
Plus: NBC's "Escape Routes" opens with a miniscule 0.2 rating among adults 18-49.

[04/02/12 - 05:50 AM]
Sonar Entertainment and Ecosse Films Join Forces to Develop and Produce New Action-Adventure Series "Quartermain"
The new 10-episode action-adventure series is based on the classic swashbuckling stories by iconic Victorian-era author H. Rider Haggard.

[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.







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[10/21/14 - 09:48 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:54 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:31 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 08:06 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 06:50 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 06:00 AM]
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