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[04/24/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 24
Updates include: ABC orders off-cycle comedy pilot "Super City"; E! to renew "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" for three more seasons; and Josh Safran to join NBC's "Smash" next season.

[04/24/12 - 06:00 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: History Originals Take Top Spots
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Death in Paradise," Discovery's "World's Scariest Plane Landings" and USA's "WWE Raw."

[04/24/12 - 05:55 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Game of Thrones" Win
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Veep," Food Network's "Chopped: All Stars" and Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

[04/24/12 - 01:32 PM]
"E! Entertainment Special: Kate & Will: Happily Ever After" Premieres on April 27, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on E!
Giuliana Rancic hosts the half-hour special, which "includes insights from royal experts, authors and journalists who have closely followed the pair since the beginning of their courtship."

[04/24/12 - 01:04 PM]
USA Network Promotes Bill McGoldrick to EVP, Original Scripted Programming
McGoldrick will continue to oversee all USA scripted development of drama and comedy series, long-form and event programming.

[04/24/12 - 12:51 PM]
Syfy Digital Expands Content Offerings and Distribution Platforms
Highlights include: "BlastrTV," hosted by Andrea Feczko, Syfy Digital Studio's first unscripted show.

[04/24/12 - 12:33 PM]
Syfy Ignites the Imagination With Most Original Primetime Programming Hours in History
Among the projects: "Defiance," the visionary transmedia experience that will unite television and Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming for the very first time.

[04/24/12 - 12:21 PM]
ABC Family Greenlights a Second Season of the Hit Drama Series "The Lying Game"
The new season will begin production this summer for a winter premiere.

[04/24/12 - 12:10 PM]
ABC Delivers Highest-Rated & Most-Viewed NBA Season Ever
ESPN and ABC spin the numbers for their NBA coverage this season to date.

[04/24/12 - 12:09 PM]
Despite Last Year's Apparent Victory by the Sea Shepherds, the War Rages on as Animal Planet Returns With "Whale Wars"
The show's fifth season begins Friday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c with eight new episodes and a one-hour recap special.

[04/24/12 - 12:08 PM]
Bruins-Capitals Game 6 on NBC Is Most-Watched NHL Playoff Game in 15 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 12:03 PM]
CBS Reality Trio Heats Up Summer
"Big Brother" premieres Thursday, July 12 plus newcomer "3" rolls out Sunday, July 22.

[04/24/12 - 11:53 AM]
Animation Domination HD Inks Deal to Bring Hit Comic "Axe Cop" to Saturday Late-Prime and Digital Platforms
The new unit has ordered six quarter-hour episodes of the series, due in 2013.

[04/24/12 - 11:18 AM]
Kurt Sutter Teams With Discovery Channel for New Series, "Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires," Premiering Monday, May 14 at 10PM
The "Sons of Anarchy" creator "enters the realm of the gangs and families who have dominated our streets and helped shape our nation's history."

[04/24/12 - 11:09 AM]
"60 Minutes" Is #6 for the Week - Broadcast Is Also Sunday's #1 Program
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 11:03 AM]
ABC News Launches "Hidden America" -- A Special Long-Term, Cross Platform Series
This long-term commitment grows from Diane Sawyer's remarkable and award-winning "Hidden America" documentaries on Camden, Appalachia and Pine Ridge.

[04/24/12 - 11:02 AM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight," NBA Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show," TLC's "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" and NHL playoff coverage on CNBC.

[04/24/12 - 11:02 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - Network Continues to Rule Scripted Programming
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 11:01 AM]
"The Comedy Awards" Announces Talent And Presenters For "The Comedy Awards" 2012 Ceremony
This year's event tapes at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and premieres on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6.

[04/24/12 - 10:59 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Dominates the Week Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:38 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network Among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:26 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Grey's Anatomy" Star Sarah Drew set to Take Place on Thursday, April 26
She'll be up on Twitter at @SarahDrewGreys, during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[04/24/12 - 10:26 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Claims the No. 1 Scripted Series/Comedy, Drama, Freshman Drama and New Mid-Season Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:18 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Leads Network's Primetime Week of April 16-22
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:03 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) New Stand-Up Series "The Half Hour" Premieres Friday, May 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Rory Scovel and Michael Palascak are featured in the debut installments.

[04/24/12 - 09:47 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time With Bill Maher" for Its 11th and 12th Seasons
Currently in its tenth season, the talk show has been picked up through 2014 as part of Maher's new three-year deal with the network.

[04/24/12 - 09:35 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Co-Star Kiefer Sutherland
Part five of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:34 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Co-Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Part four of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:33 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Co-Star David Mazouz
Part three of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:32 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Creator Tim Kring
Part two of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:31 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Executive Producer Carol Barbee
Part one of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:24 AM]
Disney Channel Dominates as TV's #1 Network in Total Day for the 3rd Consecutive Week Across All Target Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 09:04 AM]
Bravo Is #1 Cable Network Among Adults 18-49 and Earns Best Sunday in Network History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Is Up With Its Most-Competitive Finish Against "The Voice"
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 23.

[04/24/12 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Continue Demo Streak
The Peacock has won the night among adults 18-49 for seven of the past eight weeks.

[04/24/12 - 08:04 AM]
Discovery Takes You Inside Death Row
"Death Row: The Final 24 Hours," a one-hour special, premieres Monday, April 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/24/12 - 07:59 AM]
Michael Rosenberg Promoted to Executive Vice President, U.S. Scripted Television for Entertainment One
Rosenberg will oversee the Development and Current Programming teams along with Production on the Company's television side.

[04/24/12 - 07:47 AM]
MTV to Gamify the Election With "Fantasy Election '12"
The game "enables users to draft a team of candidates pursuing the presidency or congress, earning and losing points based on how their players behave in the real world."

[04/24/12 - 07:41 AM]
"48 Hours Mystery" Was Saturday's #1 Program
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 21.

[04/24/12 - 07:39 AM]
"Embarrassing Bodies" Premieres on Discovery Fit & Health Friday, April 27 @ 10 PM ET/PT
The six-part series "aims to dispel the myths surrounding medical conditions deemed to be 'embarrassing.'"

[04/24/12 - 07:24 AM]
HBO(R) & The New York International Latino Film Festival Announce Annual "Open Call for Entries" for Original Scripts for HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition
One grand prize winner will receive $15,000 in HBO funding to produce and direct an original-scripted short film.

[04/24/12 - 07:22 AM]
"Conan" to Do Week of Shows From Chicago June 11-14
The shows, which kick off the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival, will originate from The Chicago Theatre.

[04/23/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 23
Updates include: Tony Danza lands a comedy at ABC; "Make It or Break It" set to close after three seasons; and "The Voice" coaches are all on track for new deals with NBC.

[04/23/12 - 10:01 PM]
No Winner Picked In "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Finale Shocker!
"America's Next Drag Superstar" will be crowned in front of a live studio audience during the taping of the reunion episode, to air Monday, April 30.

[04/23/12 - 05:48 PM]
Ryan Seacrest Returns as Host of "American Idol"
"For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows," Seacrest said.

[04/23/12 - 02:25 PM]
Syfy Ventures and Hasbro to Launch First Ever G.I. Joe Social Game
The game, G.I. Joe: Special Ops, will launch in June on Facebook and Syfy Games.com, among other platforms worldwide.

[04/23/12 - 02:15 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and NBC Retail Operations Dive Into 2012 London Olympics With Biggest Merchandise Offering Ever
NBC will offer a wealth of product ranging from limited edition collectibles and artwork, souvenirs and DVDs to the athletic wear used by the Olympic athletes.

[04/23/12 - 01:09 PM]
NBC Announces New Time for Live Season Finale of "The Voice" to Air from 9-11 P.M. (ET) on May 8
"Fashion Star" will now move to 8-9 p.m. (ET) on said night.

[04/23/12 - 12:27 PM]
Planet Green and National Park Foundation Partner to Celebrate National Park Week 2012 Beginning On-Air Tonight at 8 PM
Highlights include "Fearless Planet: Grand Canyon," "National Parks: Extreme Maintenance" and "Secrets of Hawaii's National Parks."

[04/23/12 - 12:14 PM]
Interview: "Eureka" Co-Creator Jaime Paglia
The show's fifth and final season continues Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c on Syfy.







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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.