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[04/25/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 25
Updates include: Sundance Channel books "Rectify" cast; ABC officially shelves comedy pilot "Counter Culture"; and "Robot Chicken" to film a DC Comics special.

[04/25/12 - 06:37 PM]
The CW to Air One-Hour Special "Perez Hilton All Access: Katy Perry" on Thursday, May 17
Plus: look for "Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga" the following Thursday, May 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/25/12 - 04:55 PM]
Style Media's "Giuliana & Bill" Delivers Its Most Watched Episode in Five Season History
Style spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 24.

[04/25/12 - 03:27 PM]
EA and ESPN Announce Calvin Johnson, Jr. as the Fan-Voted Madden NFL 13 Cover Athlete
Nearly 20 million votes were cast during the seven week campaign (March 7 to April 25) through SportsNation online and via the mobile web.

[04/25/12 - 03:09 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Deadliest" Win
Plus: numbers for G4's "Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan," VH1's "House of Consignment" and Oxygen's "Best Ink."

[04/25/12 - 02:55 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Scores Big - #1 on Tuesdays for Third Week in a Row
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 24.

[04/25/12 - 01:07 PM]
Syfy's Highly-Anticipated "Defiance" Commences Production in Toronto
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner and Fionnula Flanagan star.

[04/25/12 - 01:03 PM]
Season Two of Disney Channel's Hit Series "A.N.T. Farm" Premieres With Back-to-Back Episodes, Friday, June 1
"Shake It Up" star Zendaya guest stars in season opener.

[04/25/12 - 01:02 PM]
Bill Maher Takes Over UCLA American Politics Class as Surprise Professor in mtvU'S "Stand In" Series
Maher's "Stand In" will premiere on mtvU to more than 750 college campuses nationwide and on-demand at mtvU.com beginning May 7.

[04/25/12 - 12:51 PM]
Michael Strahan & Nick Lachey to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of May 7-11, 2012
Scheduled guests that week include Cameron Diaz, Stephen Colbert, Chace Crawford, Felicity Huffman and Ginnifer Goodwin.

[04/25/12 - 11:23 AM]
Animal Planet Answers the "Call of the Wildman" With a Backwoods Block of New Episodes
The series returns with 16 brand-new, 30-minute episodes beginning Sunday, June 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/25/12 - 11:16 AM]
Emmy-Nominated "NFL Turning Point" Renewed for 2012, 2013 & 2014 Seasons
The 2012 season will debut on Wednesday, September 12, and will air a total of 22 episodes.

[04/25/12 - 11:07 AM]
Date Change for the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere "Operation Cupcake"
The film, starring Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson and Donna Pescow, will now debut Saturday, June 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/25/12 - 10:33 AM]
Season Four of Lifetime's Critically Acclaimed Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva" to Debut Sunday, June 3
Guest stars this season include Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Brandy Norwood, John Ratzenberger, Patty Duke and Valerie Harper.

[04/25/12 - 10:21 AM]
Epix Takes the Wraps Off of New Original Programming to Premiere Summer and Fall of 2012
Highlights include the original movie "Roger Corman's Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D."

[04/25/12 - 10:01 AM]
NHL Playoff Game 7 Double-Header on NBC Sports Network Thursday Night
Ottawa Senators/New York Rangers will start at 7:00/6:00c followed by New Jersey Devils/Florida Panthers.

[04/25/12 - 10:01 AM]
The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" Nomination Categories Are Revealed
Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, May 1 with winner voting opening to fans that day through Saturday, June 2 via MovieAwards.MTV.com.

[04/25/12 - 09:54 AM]
"Modern Family's" Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell to Host "The 2012 Billboard Music Awards"
This year's event airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 on ABC.

[04/25/12 - 08:55 AM]
ABC's "Private Practice" Surges to its Most-Watched Telecast in Over 1-1/2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 24.

[04/25/12 - 08:46 AM]
Bravo Unveils "Fill a Jet Sweepstakes" Facebook App on Wednesday, April 25
Fans can win round trip tickets to one of the destinations featured on the network's upcoming series "Around the World in 80 Plates."

[04/25/12 - 08:43 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Slips Past NBC in Demos
The network takes sole possession of the adults 18-49 crown for the first time since March 6.

[04/25/12 - 08:37 AM]
Lifetime and the NYTVF Announce "Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline"
The pipeline is modeled after a similar initiative first launched with the NYTVF and Lifetime's sister network, A&E, in 2011.

[04/25/12 - 08:10 AM]
Oxygen Media Partners With Brach's as Sponsor of Freshman Docu-Series "The Next Big Thing: NY"
The newcomer, featuring performance coach Trapper Felides, premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00/10:00c on the cable channel.

[04/25/12 - 08:09 AM]
Encore Kicks Off the Summer With the Captivating Two-Part Crime Drama "Thorne" Premiering on Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, July 13 at 9PM ET/PT
David Morrissey, Aiden Gillen, Sandra Oh, Natascha McElhone and Eddie Marsan star in the project.

[04/25/12 - 08:04 AM]
NBC Sports Network to Televise All Team USA Games During IIHF Men's World Championship
Team USA opens play on Friday, May 4, with a preliminary-round game against France.

[04/25/12 - 08:00 AM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 50 Percent
Upcoming originals include the return of "The Glee Project" on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/25/12 - 07:10 AM]
Rob Dyrdek Continues to Take Over Monday Nights on MTV With An-All New Season of "Ridiculousness" Premiering Monday, April 30 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT, With Guest Star Justin Bieber
Upcoming guests include Wiz Khalifa, Floyd Mayweather, Duff Goldman and Sara Jean Underwood.

[04/25/12 - 07:10 AM]
Kevin Ivey Named New Vice President, Research, Syfy and Chiller
Before joining Syfy and Chiller, Ivey was Vice President, Multiplatform Research, at OWN Network.

[04/25/12 - 06:19 AM]
Brooke D'Orsay and Eric Mabius Star in "How to Fall in Love," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere July 14
Kathy Najimy co-stars in the film, which Mark Griffiths directed from a script by Bart Fisher.

[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.







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[04/16/14 - 10:09 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in Live Twitter Chat with Fans During East Coast Broadcasts Tonight
Starting at 8:00/7:00c, fans can tweet Christopher Rich at @AceCharmer and Melissa Peterman at @Followtheblonde.

[04/16/14 - 10:03 AM]
GSN Announces a New Lineup of Competitors for Third Season of "The American Bible Challenge," Premiering Thursday, May 22 at 8 PM (ET/PT)
Season three premieres with two back-to-back original episodes on Thursday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c, and will air new episodes every Thursday at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" Exclusively Broadcasts from the Inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards
Giuliana Rancic and Terrence Jenkins will host the one-hour special, airing Thursday, May 1 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:59 AM]
Spike TV Orders a Second Season of "Catch a Contractor" Starring Adam Carolla
The new episodes - due this fall - will be an hour long, up from season one's half-hour episodes.

[04/16/14 - 09:46 AM]
"Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks" - Swim in the Shark-Infested Waters with a Unique Look Behind-the-Scenes of the Hit Show Airing Friday, May 2, 8 pm on ABC
In keeping with the evening's theme, an all-new, original episode of "Shark Tank" will air immediately following at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:22 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" Win Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 09:17 AM]
@ESPNNBA Full Court Press: NBA Takeover for Final Night of the Regular Season
Highlights include "30 for 30: Bad Boys" on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:02 AM]
FX Orders Third Season of "The Americans"
Six episodes remain in the current season, including tonight's broadcast.

[04/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49, Led by the #1 Show of the Night, "The Voice"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:34 AM]
Pivot Taps Embassy Row to Produce New Season of Nightly Topical Series "TakePart Live," Premiering May 12th at a New Time, 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT
Offering viewers a forum to discuss the issues of the moment, "TakePart Live" explores topics from the day's headlines.

[04/16/14 - 08:33 AM]
Participant Media's Pivot Increases Commitment to Originals with Four New Shows, Eleven Series in Development, New Scripted Drama, Franchise Award Show, Over 300 Hours of Original Programming in 2014
Highlights include "Fortitude," a dark drama series, with psychological and thriller elements, that follows the residents of an Arctic town unlike any other place on Earth.

[04/16/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up and Virtually Ties "NCIS: Los Angeles" for #1 in Adults 18-49 at 9pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
The Peacock series is up from last week among adults 18-49, as are "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher."

[04/16/14 - 08:16 AM]
Cartoon Network Viewers Charmed by "Clarence"
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/16/14 - 08:04 AM]
NBCUniversal Presents Unprecedented Coverage of Premier League's "Championship Sunday" on May 11
All 10 matches will be presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET.