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[04/13/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 13
Updates include: Tom Hanks to develop Philip Kerr's "Berlin Noir" trilogy at HBO; Tricia O'Kelley reports to "Downwardly Mobile" at NBC; and Jesse Eisenberg to drop by Aaron Sorkin's "Newsroom" at HBO.

[04/13/12 - 03:26 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Basic Cable Premiere of "Where the Wild Things Are," Sunday, April 29 at 10:00PM ET/PT
The film, from director Spike Jonze, brought Maurice Sendak's beloved book to the big screen.

[04/13/12 - 03:24 PM]
Ryan Seacrest to Host "FOX's 25th Anniversary Special"
Plus: Hugh Laurie, Kelsey Grammer and Tommy Davidson are the latest talent set to appear.

[04/13/12 - 03:22 PM]
Ellen Burstyn to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA's "Political Animals"
Ciaran Hinds, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan and Brittany Ishibashi also star in the project, due this summer.

[04/13/12 - 02:39 PM]
NHL Playoffs on NBC Sports Network Up 22% Through Two Days
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Thursday, April 12.

[04/13/12 - 01:40 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Holds Off NBA Surge
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "The Resurrection Tomb Mystery" and NHL playoff coverage on CNBC and NBC Sports Network.

[04/13/12 - 11:57 AM]
ABC Family Has Begun Production on the New One-Hour Series "Bunheads" Starring Tony Award(R)-Winning Actor Sutton Foster
Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont also star.

[04/13/12 - 11:55 AM]
Showtime and Major League Baseball Announce Special Preview of "The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins"
Look for the special on Saturday, April 21 at 9:00/8:00c with the season officially rolling out on Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/13/12 - 10:43 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Live Action Comedy Series "Dog With A Blog"
The series, due this fall, stars G. Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Beth Littleford, Regan Burns and Stephen Full as the voice of Stan the dog.

[04/13/12 - 10:13 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Dallas" Co-Star Brenda Strong
Part seven of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:12 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Suburgatory" Co-Star Jeremy Sisto
Part six of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:11 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "2 Broke Girls" Co-Star Matthew Moy
Part five of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:10 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Southland" Co-Star Ben McKenzie
Part four of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:09 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe" Co-Star Joshua Jackson
Part three of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:08 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Middle" Co-Star Patricia Heaton
Part two of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:07 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Knots Landing" Co-Star Kevin Dobson
Part one of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 09:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Rises in Victory for FOX
Meanwhile, "The Office" fell to a new series low for the Peacock.

[04/13/12 - 09:02 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Builds on its Week-Ago Debut and Wins the 10pm Hour
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 12.

[04/13/12 - 09:00 AM]
"Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens to Narrate New Two-Hour "Planet Earth" Special on BBC America Premiering Sunday, April 22
The special features the extraordinary adventures of the award-winning team behind "Planet Earth," detailing what these 21st Century explorers went through to film the original series.

[04/13/12 - 06:01 AM]
Comedy Central Launches "'The Daily Show' Headlines" App Now Available as a Free Download for iOS on iTunes and Android on Google Play
The app delivers "The Daily Show" headlines through video clips from recent episodes as well as its library of video content.

[04/12/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 12
Updates include: Dougray Scott in talks to star in Netflix's "Hemlock Grove"; A&E renews its three "Wars" series; and FOX, Seth MacFarlane put their "The Flintstones" revival on hold.

[04/12/12 - 09:08 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 12
Plus: LMFAO and Kris Allen to perform on next results show Thursday, April 19.

[04/12/12 - 06:49 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Big Finish for Cartoon Network's "Ninjago"
Plus: numbers for History's "Sold!," MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" and NHL playoff coverage.

[04/12/12 - 04:32 PM]
"The X Factor" Online Auditions Extended Through Friday, April 27
Auditioners may also attend one of the open call auditions in San Francisco, CA (April 20), Greensboro, NC (May 1) and Providence, RI (May 10).

[04/12/12 - 02:47 PM]
Best NHL Playoff Opening Night in NBC Sports Network History
NBC Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 11.

[04/12/12 - 01:13 PM]
Season Five of "Giuliana & Bill" Continues to Resonate With Viewers on the Style Network
Style spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 10.

[04/12/12 - 01:05 PM]
Nicktoons Debuts New Animated Comedy Series, "Wild Grinders" from Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek, on Friday, April 27, at 7:00PM
The 26-episode series, created and executive produced by Dyrdek, is produced in partnership with Home Plate Entertainment and Dyrdek's Four Down Productions.

[04/12/12 - 01:00 PM]
BET Networks Unveils New Programming at 2012 Upfront Presentation
Returning series include "The Game," "Let's Stay Together," "Reed Between the Lines" and "Sunday Best."

[04/12/12 - 12:40 PM]
Disney Channel Stars Join Youth Leaders for Disney Kids and Nature Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort
Debby Ryan, Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano are among the participants.

[04/12/12 - 11:59 AM]
CBS Announces New Reality Series "Dogs in the City," Starring Justin Silver, New York City's Dog Guru Who Solves Issues Between Dog Owners and Their Four-Legged Friends, Premiering May 30
Raquel Productions, Shed Media and Carol Mendelsohn Productions are behind the project, airing Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/12/12 - 11:56 AM]
AMC Confirms July Return for "Breaking Bad"
An exact premiere date however has yet to be announced.

[04/12/12 - 11:55 AM]
WE tv to Open "L.A. Hair" on Thursday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The eight-episode series was previously known as "Hair Divas: Hollywood."

[04/12/12 - 11:54 AM]
Travel Channel Books "Trip Flip" for June, "Bizarre Foods America" Return in July
The latter returns with all-new episodes on Monday, July 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/12/12 - 11:53 AM]
Two Part Encore Original Event "Thorne" Premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 9pm ET/PT and Wednesday, June 13 at 9pm ET/PT
David Morrissey, Natascha McElhone, Aidan Gillen, Eddie Marsan and Sandra Oh co-star in the Stephen Hopkins-helmed mini-series.

[04/12/12 - 11:27 AM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Late-Night Week of April 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 2-6.

[04/12/12 - 10:54 AM]
"Dance Floor Confidential: Behind the Scenes of 'Dancing With the Stars'" Airs Monday, April 23 on the ABC Television Network
The one-hour special will air as part of a special edition of "20/20" that night at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/12/12 - 10:53 AM]
"Private Practice" Stars Kate Walsh and Paul Adelstein to Live Twitter Chat on Tuesday, April 17
Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) will be on during the East Coast broadcast of the show with Paul Adelstein (@adelsteinPaul) on during the West Coast broadcast.

[04/12/12 - 10:15 AM]
FOX Goes Back for Two More Helpings of "Hell's Kitchen"
An 11th and 12th season are on tap following the upcoming 10th cycle, premiering Tuesday, May 29.

[04/12/12 - 09:03 AM]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Performers and an Additional Presenter for the 2012 Induction Ceremony
The 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14 in Cleveland and debut Saturday, May 5 on HBO.

[04/12/12 - 08:50 AM]
Debut of "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" Posts ABC's Best Retention in 1 Year Out of "Modern Family"
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 11.

[04/12/12 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Still on Top for FOX
Plus: "Survivor," "CSI" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" all hit or match series lows.

[04/12/12 - 08:05 AM]
HBO Offers Free Access to Debut Episodes of New Comedy Series "Girls" and "Veep"
Beginning the day after their exclusive premieres on the network, the pilots will go live on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple distributors' Free On Demand platforms.

[04/12/12 - 08:02 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws its Biggest Audience in Nearly 5 Months
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 2-6.

[04/12/12 - 07:00 AM]
Entertainment One Television and Authentic Brands Group Team Up to Develop Reality Competition Series "Finding Marilyn"
The series will be produced in association with the Estate of Marilyn Monroe.

[04/12/12 - 03:01 AM]
Logo Greenlights "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Five With Launch of Online Casting Contest
Voting will end on May 2 and the top queen, as determined by the fans, will join the cast to compete on the new season, slated to air in early 2013.

[04/11/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 11
Updates include: FOX shelves "Breaking In" return; Keisha Castle-Hughes cast in "Rewind" at Syfy; and Denise Richards to guest on FX's "Anger Management."

[04/11/12 - 04:52 PM]
FX's "Justified" Disarms Previous Finales
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 10.

[04/11/12 - 03:31 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Deadliest Catch," NBA Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Love for Sail," Syfy's "Dream Machines" and Spike TV's "Big Easy Justice."

[04/11/12 - 02:55 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Season Premiere Scores Number One, Delivering Over Three Million Viewers
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 10.

[04/11/12 - 01:41 PM]
Jesse Palmer, Mario Lopez, Matthew Broderick & Mark Consuelos to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" the Week of April 23-27, 2012
Scheduled guests include Kate Walsh, Hugh Grant, Blair Underwood, Kathleen Turner, James Van Der Beek, Ashanti, Jenna Fischer, Garry Marshall and Maggie Q.







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[02/23/17 - 12:27 PM]
E! Goes "Live from the Red Carpet" with Hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic at the Oscars Sunday, February 26th Starting at 1:30P ET and 10:30A PT
The network's second screen live coverage will include a live, immersive 360 experience utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology enabling fans to enjoy the red carpet like never before.

[02/23/17 - 12:00 PM]
Matthew Broderick Cast in "Katrina: American Crime Story"
Broderick will portray Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.

[02/23/17 - 11:22 AM]
WGN America's "Underground" to Feature Original Song from Executive Producer John Legend, "In America," in Season Two Premiere
By tweeting #UndergroundWGN, fans will automatically unlock a :60, extended version of the trailer that includes the song preview.

[02/23/17 - 11:10 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns with Back-to-Back Shows
Look for Octavia Spencer/Father John Misty on March 4 followed by Scarlett Johansson/Lorde on March 11.

[02/23/17 - 11:03 AM]
History(R) Greenlights Navy Seal Team Six Drama Series "Six" for a Ten Episode Second Season from A+E Studios in Association with Weinstein Television
Two new episodes remain in the current season airing Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c, with the season one finale airing on Wednesday, March 8.

[02/23/17 - 10:56 AM]
Super Plus Official Plus Delicious - "The Get Down" - New Episodes April 7
Netflix confirms the release date of Part II from the series.

[02/23/17 - 10:29 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Explores Claims of a Wrongful Conviction in Investigation Discovery's Special "Murder in Lehigh Valley"
"This is an incendiary case that continues to provoke passion on both sides," said Morrison.

[02/23/17 - 10:19 AM]
ABC's First-Ever Live Post-Oscars(R) Special, Hosted by "black-ish" Star Anthony Anderson, Airs Sunday, February 26
The Emmy-nominated actor will be joined by "Good Morning America" Co-Anchor Lara Spencer, with special contributors Joe Zee, Yahoo Style's editor-in-chief, and ABC News' Chris Connelly.

[02/23/17 - 09:46 AM]
"Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala" Primetime Special to Air on OWN Sunday, March 5
For the past decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood's most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

[02/23/17 - 09:31 AM]
Starz Announces Highly-Anticipated Original Series "American Gods" to Premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT
The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 AM CT at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by KCRW's Elvis Mitchell.

[02/23/17 - 09:00 AM]
BBC America's "Planet Earth II" Becomes Highest Rated U.S. Nature Show
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 18.

[02/23/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" remains the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[02/23/17 - 08:12 AM]
Rap Legend Rick Ross to Host and Perform at the "2017 MTV Woodies" Music Festival Live from Austin on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Said Ross: "I'm excited to attend SXSW this year. The biggest boss is hosting the 'Woodies' and my album drops March 17. MTV, get ready."

[02/23/17 - 08:04 AM]
Former Mobsters Go Suburban in Oxygen Media's New Docu-Comedy Series "Unprotected" Premiering Tuesday, April 11 at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows the Cantarellas, a boisterous, old-school family that participated in the Federal Witness Protection Program after their testimony led to the conviction of one of the most powerful crime families in the country.

[02/23/17 - 06:47 AM]
Ten Perfect Matches, One New Game on MTV's Spinoff Series "Are You the One: All-Star Challenge"
The new series premieres Wednesday, March 22 on MTV, one week after the shocking March 15 season finale of "Are You the One?".