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[05/09/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 9
Updates include: "Grey's Anatomy" principals set for two more seasons; NBC's "Republic of Pirates" close to straight-to-series order; and Britney Spears closes deal to join "The X Factor."

[05/09/12 - 06:29 PM]
FOX Renews "Touch," Cancels "Alcatraz," "The Finder"
All three series were widely considered on the bubble for next season.

[05/09/12 - 05:24 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "The Following," "The Mob Doctor" (FOX)
Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy star in the former, while Jordana Spiro toplines the latter.

[05/09/12 - 04:44 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Ben & Kate," "The Goodwin Games," "It's Messy" (FOX)
Scott Foley, Becki Newton, Jake Lacy, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon star in the single-camera comedies.

[05/09/12 - 03:56 PM]
Taye Diggs, L.A. Reid & Seth Meyers to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of May 21-25, 2012
Scheduled guests that week include Robin Thicke, Jimmy Fallon, Josh Brolin, Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton.

[05/09/12 - 02:29 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" and New Series "The Devils Ride" Take #1 and #2 Spots for Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 8.

[05/09/12 - 02:24 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Guys With Kids" (NBC)
The Jimmy Fallon-produced comedy marks the Peacock's first multi-camera series commitment for next season.

[05/09/12 - 11:55 AM]
Celebrate Mother's Day Kardashian Style! E! Gives Fans a Unique Way to Send Love from One Sassy, Strong Mother to
The Facebook promotion is timed with the return of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on Sunday, May 20.

[05/09/12 - 11:45 AM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw," NBA Playoffs Lead the Night
Plus: numbers for AMC's "The Pitch," Spike TV's "Undercover Stings" and Disney XD's "Motorcity."

[05/09/12 - 11:40 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs, Disney's "Good Luck Charlie" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Meet Mrs. Eastwood & Company," Comedy Central's "The Comedy Awards" and OWN's "Oprah Presents Master Class."

[05/09/12 - 11:34 AM]
AMC Renews "Comic Book Men" and "Talking Dead"
Season two of both series consists of 16 half-hour episodes.

[05/09/12 - 11:23 AM]
"Make It Or Break It" Star Josie Loren Will Live Blog And Tweet During The Series Finale Airing On Monday, May 14th
Loren will start her live blog party for fans beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT at www.abcfamily.com/makeitorbreakit.

[05/09/12 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Teams Up Again With Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions and the New York Center for Autism for On-Air Charity Special "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs"
Taping on Saturday, October 13 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, October 21.

[05/09/12 - 11:00 AM]
ESPN and ACC Extend Exclusive, Multi-Platform Agreement through 2026-27
"We are excited to have further enhanced our partnership with ESPN through the extension of our multimedia contract," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

[05/09/12 - 10:56 AM]
Eminent Paranormal Collector John Zaffis Returns for Second Season of Syfy's Popular Series "Haunted Collector" Wednesday, June 6 at 9PM
During its first season, "Haunted Collector" was a top 10 cable entertainment series in its time slot among Adults 25-54.

[05/09/12 - 10:42 AM]
Talent Added to Stellar Lineup For Fourth Annual "TBS Just For Laughs Chicago" Festival June 12-17, 2012
Nick Offerman, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, Pete Holmes, TJ Miller, Kelly Carlin, Steve Byrne and Angelo Tsarouchas are the latest additions to the event.

[05/09/12 - 10:42 AM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" Heads South of the Border as "Bad Girls Club Mexico" Premieres on Monday, July 9 at 10PM ET/PT
"Bad Girls Club" moves to sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, marking the first time this series is set in an international location.

[05/09/12 - 10:31 AM]
The Most Eligible Celebrities Give Love a Spin on "The Choice"
DJ Pauly D, Rob Kardashian, Tyson Beckford, Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, Joe Jonas, Carmen Electra and Dean Cain are among the participants.

[05/09/12 - 10:16 AM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Chicago Fire" (NBC)
The Dick Wolf-produced drama pilot is a go, alongside a 14th season of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

[05/09/12 - 10:11 AM]
BBC America Celebrates the Summer of London
Highlights include the U.S. premieres of "Twenty Twelve," "Absolutely Fabulous," "The Diamond Queen," "Discovering Lennon" and "Going For Gold - The '48 Games."

[05/09/12 - 10:01 AM]
Lionsgate Partners With TV and Music Entrepreneur Simon Fuller on TV Drama Series About Young, Next Gen Rock 'N' Roll Band
Lionsgate and Fuller have already launched a nationwide search for four young actors who are also skilled musicians to portray the band members.

[05/09/12 - 10:01 AM]
Summer's Hottest Stars Confirmed to Present the Golden Popcorn at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards"
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg are on tap for the June 3 event.

[05/09/12 - 09:27 AM]
A&E Network Orders New Real-Life Series "Southie Rules"
The series "will follow one wicked-stubborn native South Boston family as they battle the relentless gentrification of their neighborhood."

[05/09/12 - 09:22 AM]
Comedy Central(R) to Stage Two Free Summer Concerts in New York City's Central Park and Red Hook Park
John Hodgman hosts "Indecision in the Park" on Wednesday, June 20 while "Comedy Central Live Presents Hannibal Buress" will take place on Sunday, June 24.

[05/09/12 - 09:13 AM]
"NCIS" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 8.

[05/09/12 - 09:07 AM]
ABC's "Last Man Standing" Posts Huge Time-Slot Gains in its First Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 8.

[05/09/12 - 08:52 AM]
VH1's Emotional Hit Series "Mob Wives" Season 2 Finale On May 13
Plus: look for the Joy Behar-hosted reunion specials on May 20 and May 27 as well as an all new season in early 2013.

[05/09/12 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The show's two-hour finale knocks "Dancing With the Stars" and "Private Practice" on ABC to series lows.

[05/09/12 - 08:11 AM]
TV Land Announces a Brand New Look Reflecting the Channel's Evolution
Plus: the new season of "Retired at 35" will open up a second night of comedy on Tuesday, June 26.

[05/09/12 - 08:06 AM]
Interview: "Around the World in 80 Plates" Hosts Curtis Stone & Cat Cora
Bravo's latest culinary competition series launches tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/09/12 - 08:05 AM]
Interview: "Modern Family" Executive Producer Danny Zuker
The Emmy-winning comedy continues its third season Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c on ABC.

[05/09/12 - 08:03 AM]
WE tv Orders a Second Season of Popular Original Series, "Mary Mary"
The second season begins production this month with 10 one-hour episodes premiering in early 2013.

[05/09/12 - 07:51 AM]
Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen Star in HBO Films' "Hemingway & Gellhorn," a Film by Philip Kaufman, Debuting May 28
David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Santiago Cabrera, Lars Ulrich, Saverio Guerra, Peter Coyote, Joan Chen and Tony Shalhoub also star.

[05/09/12 - 07:44 AM]
Party-Rockers LMFAO to Host the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards June 17 at 9PM ET
Fuse will simulcast the not-to-be-missed awards show, which will also include a performance from pop superstar Katy Perry.

[05/09/12 - 07:19 AM]
"MasterChef" Serves Up a Two-Night Season Premiere Event Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 on FOX
This season will feature contestants from all walks of life representing 23 states, all with the hopes of turning their culinary dream into a reality.

[05/09/12 - 06:20 AM]
Anthony E. Zuiker Announces Cast, Director for Highly Anticipated "Cybergeddon" Project Premiering Exclusively on Yahoo!
Olivier Martinez and Missy Peregrym will topline the project, to be directed by Diego Velasco.

[05/09/12 - 05:28 AM]
NBC's Alternative Programming Enhanced by New Overall Development Deals With Top Reality Series Producers
Jason Ehrlich, David A. Hurwitz, Alex Katz, Lee Metzger, Howie Mandel, Tom Shelly, Craig Plestis and Jason Raff are among those set up at the Peacock.

[05/09/12 - 04:20 AM]
"Kendra on Top" Premieres Tuesday, June 5th at 9 PM ET/PT on WE tv
The newcomer will roll out 14 episodes, including a one-hour premiere and finale and 12 half-hour episodes.

[05/08/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 8
Updates include: NBC to recast female lead on "Animal Practice"; John Riggi to depart "30 Rock" for overall deal; and Ashley Tisdale to develop "The Keys" at ABC Family.

[05/08/12 - 05:22 PM]
Over One Million Viewers Tune In to Oxygen's Newest Docu-Series "Tanisha Gets Married"
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, May 7.

[05/08/12 - 03:34 PM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Grey's Anatomy" Star Jessica Capshaw to Take Place on Thursday, May 10
The actress will be up on Twitter at @jessicacapshaw during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[05/08/12 - 02:28 PM]
Stevie Wonder to Be Honored With the Icon Award at the "2012 Billboard Music Awards"
Plus: Lisa Marie Presley, Wiz Khalifa, Luke Bryan, Robin Thicke, Brandy, Monica and Miley Cyrus have been announced as presenters.

[05/08/12 - 01:04 PM]
"48 Hours Mystery" Was Saturday's #1 Program
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, May 5.

[05/08/12 - 12:00 PM]
NBC Mondays, Sundays Among Largest Gainers This Season
The Peacock conversely has seen some of the biggest declines on Tuesday nights.

[05/08/12 - 11:42 AM]
TLC Scores With Two New Specials of "Virgin Diaries"
The previous special premiered in December 2011 to over 1.3 million viewers.

[05/08/12 - 11:37 AM]
Global Superstar Rihanna to Perform on "American Idol" Finale Wednesday, May 23, on FOX
The Grand Finale celebration also will feature additional performances by some of music's biggest artists.

[05/08/12 - 11:28 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratngs - Network Ranks No. 1 Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens for Fourth Consecutive Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 30-May 6.

[05/08/12 - 11:17 AM]
Aziz Ansari Returns To Comedy Central(R) For The World Television Premiere Of "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious" On Sunday, May 20 At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The extended and uncensored digital album will be released on May 22 by Comedy Central Records.

[05/08/12 - 11:16 AM]
USA Network Invites "Burn Notice" Fans to Vote on the New Main Title Sequence for Season Six
USA will enable fans to view and vote for one of two new opening titles online and on Facebook.

[05/08/12 - 11:06 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 30-May 6.







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[04/28/16 - 03:55 PM]
"Undercover Boss" Returns with Five New Episodes, Sunday, May 15 on CBS
Look for the show's 100th installment on Sunday, May 22.

[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Channel Goes Straight to Series with Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The premiere season will focus on scientist Albert Einstein and will be based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," adapted by writer Noah Pink.

[04/28/16 - 12:35 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Motive" Move to Sundays on USA
The Canadian import previously aired on Friday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Freeform Premiere of the Documentary "Twinsters" Airs May 7 at 8:30 P.M. EDT
"Twinsters" is a two-hour documentary about two young women who were both adopted from South Korea and raised on different continents.

[04/28/16 - 12:20 PM]
Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" Returns for an All-New-Season
Season six will air on Monday nights beginning May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:45 AM]
Don't Mess with Mommy This May on LMN with Host Wendy Williams Movie Premieres All Weekend for Mother's Day
Then from May 15 through May 22, LMN Premiere Movie Week will feature more new movies every night of the week at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:14 AM]
"Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet on May 26 with All-New Programming You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into
"'Monster Week' is the most audacious of Animal Planet's quarterly tentpole events continually surprising our viewers with the most enigmatic of creatures," said Rich Ross.

[04/28/16 - 11:00 AM]
"LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" Premieres Monday, June 20 on Disney XD
Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space.

[04/28/16 - 10:35 AM]
Country Powerhouses Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam to Kick Off the "2016 American Country Countdown Awards" with McBride's Timeless Female Anthem "This One's for the Girls"
"I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," said Martina.

[04/28/16 - 10:13 AM]
MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on an All-New Night Monday, June 13 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Building on "AYTO's" successful formula, season four will feature a game-changing twist that for the first time will truly test the theory, "If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?"

[04/28/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Live from Daryl's House" and "Later... With Jools Holland" New Seasons to Premiere on MTV Live Thursday, May 5
TV Live, MTV's 24-hour high-definition music channel, was rebranded from Palladia in February.

[04/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Travel Channel Hits Highest-Rated April in Three Years Among P25-54
Travel Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/16 - 09:37 AM]
New Series "Mygrations" Premieres Monday, May 23, at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel
Each spring, in a desperate bid for survival, 1.3 million wildebeests race hundreds of miles north from the dry southern Serengeti plains to the lush grasses of the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

[04/28/16 - 09:36 AM]
"Match Game" Returns to Primetime With Host Alec Baldwin on ABC
The 10-episode series will air 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT as part of ABC's Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside "Celebrity Family Feud," with Steve Harvey, and "The 100,000 Pyramid," with Michael Strahan, beginning on Sunday, June 26.

[04/28/16 - 09:34 AM]
NBC's Hit Series "Little Big Shots" Closes Out Its First Season with Two Final Episodes May 1 & 8; Casting for Season 2 Has Begun
Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey executive produce the popular, family-friendly series, with Harvey also serving as host.