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[10/04/12 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 4
Updates include: Avan Jogia is ABC Family's "Socio"; "Homeland" co-creators get pilot order from CBS; and Martin Henderson joins NBC's "Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives."

[10/04/12 - 10:17 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season, Part 9: Cable Dramas Are Almost Twice as Likely to Return as Broadcast Ones
Our popular feature continues as we crunch the numbers from the past 13 seasons.

[10/04/12 - 04:10 PM]
More Americans Turned to ABC News for Coverage and Analysis of the First Presidential Debate Than Any Other Outlet
ABC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 3.

[10/04/12 - 04:04 PM]
ION Television's New Original Series, "WWE(R) Main Event(R)," Debuts with Strong First Match
WWE spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 3.

[10/04/12 - 04:02 PM]
Over 11 Million Americans Turn to NBC News for Coverage of the First Presidential Debate
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 3.

[10/04/12 - 03:36 PM]
Exclusive: "The X Factor" to Air Live Wildcard Episode on Sunday, November 4; Finale Set for Thursday, December 20
Plus: look for the 200th episode of "Family Guy" - a one-hour special - on Sunday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/04/12 - 03:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Presidential Debate Sparks Fox News, CNN & MSNBC
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Life After Top Chef," TLC's "Cracking Addiction" and Discovery's "How Booze Built America."

[10/04/12 - 03:13 PM]
Disney Channel's Popular Talent Competition for Kids, "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up 2012" Returns, Airing in Two Parts, Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October 21
Justin Bieber and Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas will appear, while Debby Ryan and Roshon Fegan will once again host.

[10/04/12 - 01:19 PM]
NBC to Rebroadcast "The Voice: The Best of the Blind Auditions" This Friday at 8:00/7:00c
Said encore will replace the repeat of "Grimm" originally scheduled for the hour.

[10/04/12 - 01:18 PM]
Starz and Encore Serve Up a Halloween Feast Fit for the Flesh Eating, Blood Thirsty and Insatiably Insane in October
Highlights include Encore Family's "Halloween Trick or Treats" stunt on Wednesday, October 31.

[10/04/12 - 01:13 PM]
CBS Sports Network Announces Most Extensive College Hoops Slate Ever for 2012-2013 Season
In all, CBS Sports Network will air 172 contests highlighted by the Paradise Jam, which tips off the Network's schedule on Friday, November 16.

[10/04/12 - 12:59 PM]
CBS to Encore "Elementary" Pilot This Saturday at 9:00/8:00c
Said rebroadcast, originally scheduled for last Saturday, will now replace a repeat of "NCIS."

[10/04/12 - 12:58 PM]
Open Casting Calls to Be Held This Weekend in Los Angeles and New York for "The Job," a New Competition Series to Air on CBS
Casting calls are set for the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City and the Flatotel in New York.

[10/04/12 - 12:31 PM]
Craig Ferguson Tackles New Orleans with "Late Late Show" Special on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, on the CBS Television Network
"The good news is that CBS is flying me to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. The bad news: if the NFC wins, they're not flying me back," Ferguson joked.

[10/04/12 - 12:13 PM]
ESPN Radio to Nationally Broadcast Every 2012 MLB Postseason Game
This year marks ESPN Radio's 15th consecutive season as the exclusive national home of the Major League Baseball postseason.

[10/04/12 - 12:08 PM]
TBS Announces Commentators for MLB Wild Card Games and Division Series
Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Joe Simpson, Tom Verducci, Ernie Johnson, John Smoltz, Cal Ripken, Craig Sager, Don Orsillo, Buck Martinez and Jaime Maggio are among the lineup.

[10/04/12 - 11:55 AM]
"Broke" Ranks as ESPN's Highest-Rated "30 for 30" Documentary
ESPN spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 2.

[10/04/12 - 11:53 AM]
Unwrap Spine-Tingling Thrills with the ABC Family Premiere of "The Mummy," Starring Brendan Fraser Airing on Sunday, October 7 at 7:00PM ET/PT
An encore showing airs at 9:30pm ET/PT that same night.

[10/04/12 - 10:30 AM]
"Kitchen Nightmares" Starts Cooking Friday, October 26; Season Two of "Touch" to Debut This January on FOX
The Kiefer Sutherland-led drama will return at a date and time to be announced.

[10/04/12 - 10:22 AM]
"Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Deliver #1 Finishes and Lengthen Year-Ago Leads to Open the 2012-13 Season
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 24-28.

[10/04/12 - 10:18 AM]
ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo Gets Multi-Year Extension; Show gets New Name and Logo
"The Scott Van Pelt Show" - simulcast on ESPNEWS each afternoon - will now be known as "SVP & Russillo."

[10/04/12 - 10:15 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights Production of One-Hour Special, "Trip of a Lifetime" Hosted by Samantha Brown Premiering on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Bert Kreischer, Anthony Melchiorri and Adam Richman are also featured in the special.

[10/04/12 - 09:45 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up Hit Original Series "Pretty Little Liars" for a Fourth Season
The series air a special Halloween-themed episode Tuesday, October 23 and then will return with the rest of season three in January 2013.

[10/04/12 - 09:38 AM]
Nickelodeon Unveils Kids' Hidden Talents with the Return of "Figure It Out" Season Two, Monday, October 15, at 7 P.M. (ET/PT)
Season two will feature celebrity panelists Cody Simpson, Tony Hawk, Rachel Crow, Metta World, Candace Parker, Noah Munck and Ariana Grande.

[10/04/12 - 08:37 AM]
Both Wednesday NBC Comedies Are Up Versus Last Week's Regular-Slot Debuts
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 3.

[10/04/12 - 08:37 AM]
"The Neighbors" Shows Strong Lead-in Retention as ABC's 8-9pm Comedies Top NBC's Comedies on Wednesday
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 3.

[10/04/12 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Presidential Debate Creates Tight Race Between Big Four
FOX and CBS share the demo crown as "The X Factor" tops non-debate programming.

[10/04/12 - 08:19 AM]
Georgeville Television Teams Up with "X-Files" Creator Chris Carter on "The After"
Written by Carter, "The After" is a thriller which revolves around a mysterious, unexplained event.

[10/04/12 - 08:06 AM]
Netflix Original Series, "House of Cards," Starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright Available Exclusively on February 1, 2013
All 13-episodes of the drama series' first season will be available to Netflix members in territories where Netflix is available.

[10/04/12 - 07:53 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Opens Premiere Week with its Best Numbers in Over 3 Months
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 24-28.

[10/04/12 - 07:41 AM]
The Mysteries Behind the Most Impossible - and Most Deadly - Magical Illusions of All Time Are Unlocked in History's "Lost Magic Decoded"
Master magician Steve Cohen hosts the two-hour special, airing Thursday, October 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/04/12 - 07:21 AM]
Most-Watched Week, September and Third Quarter Ever Secures Golf Channel's Reign as Fastest-Growing Network on Television
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[10/04/12 - 07:17 AM]
The Rock and ROll Hall of Fame Foundation Announces Nominees for 2013 Induction
For the first time in its history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process.

[10/04/12 - 07:17 AM]
BBC America Scores Best Month and Quarter Ever
BBC America spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[10/04/12 - 07:08 AM]
NBA TV's Critically-Acclaimed "Open Court" Returns October 9
Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber, Steve Smith and Ernie Johnson are featured on the six-episode series.

[10/04/12 - 07:00 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and Cablevision Announce Comprehensive Distribution Agreement
Cablevision will launch several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH products, ESPN3 and ESPN 3D.

[10/03/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 3
Updates include: M. Night Shyamalan brings "Lost Horizon" to NBC; Agnes Bruckner to topline Lifetime's "The Anna Nicole Story"; and Julia Roberts to produce ABC's "Taming of the Shrew."

[10/03/12 - 10:22 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season, Part 8: New Shows on Average Lose 14% of Their Audience by Episode Two
Our popular feature continues as we crunch the numbers from the past 13 seasons.

[10/03/12 - 03:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FX's "Anarchy," ESPN's "30 for 30" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?," Discovery's "Alaska: The Last Frontier" and History's "How Playboy Changed the World."

[10/03/12 - 03:18 PM]
"Sons of Anarchy" Beats First-Run Competition on Every Broadcast Network at 10 PM in Delivery of Adults 18-49
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 2.

[10/03/12 - 01:21 PM]
Oxygen Media Ramps Up Its Development Slate with Five Bold New Shows Aimed at Young Women
"Fat Girl Revenge," "Funny Girls," "Shotgun Weddings," "Heart and Soul" and "Gorgeous & Guilty!" are among the projects in the works.

[10/03/12 - 12:11 PM]
Carolyn Manno Signs New Multi-Year Agreement with NBC Sports Group
Manno serves as a reporter on NBC's "Football Night in America," as well as on NBC and NBC Sports Group coverage of college football and basketball.

[10/03/12 - 11:12 AM]
Cartoon Network's "Regular Show" Season 4 Premiere Scores as #1 Telecast of the Day on All Television Among Kids & Boys
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, October 1.

[10/03/12 - 10:44 AM]
ABC Studios and Big Machine Records Announce Exclusive Music Partnership for ABC's Upcoming Drama Series "Nashville"
Big Machine Records will release original music from "Nashville" each week on both iTunes and ABC's Music Lounge.

[10/03/12 - 10:24 AM]
GSN Premieres New Season of "The Newlywed Game," Hosted by Sherri Shepherd
Look for back-to-back episodes every Thursday night starting at 8:00/7:00c on October 25.

[10/03/12 - 10:04 AM]
ABC Leads in Upscale Adults 18-49 During Premiere Week
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[10/03/12 - 10:03 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Supernatural" Co-Star Jared Padalecki
Check out part three of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/03/12 - 10:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Supernatural" Co-Star Jensen Ackles
Check out part two of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/03/12 - 10:01 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Supernatural" Co-Star Misha Collins
Check out part one of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/03/12 - 09:47 AM]
TNT's "Dallas" Starts Production on Second Season
The 15-episode second season is set to launch on Monday, January 28 at 9:00/8:00c.







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[10/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
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[10/18/14 - 08:34 AM]
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[10/18/14 - 08:33 AM]
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[10/18/14 - 08:30 AM]
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[10/17/14 - 04:16 PM]
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[10/17/14 - 02:57 PM]
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[10/17/14 - 01:31 PM]
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[10/17/14 - 01:05 PM]
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[10/17/14 - 11:29 AM]
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[10/17/14 - 11:24 AM]
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[10/17/14 - 09:56 AM]
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[10/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
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[10/17/14 - 08:50 AM]
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