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[10/05/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 5
Updates include: CBS eyes "Bad Teacher" TV series; NBC to import Australian drama "The Slap"; and ABC orders diving competition "Celebrity Splash."

[10/05/12 - 04:50 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season, Part 10: History Is on the Side of the Majority of This Fall's New Shows
Our popular feature concludes as we crunch the numbers from the past 13 seasons.

[10/05/12 - 03:30 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Return Falls Short of "Thursday Night Football"
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution," History's "Nor'eastermen" and more!

[10/05/12 - 02:49 PM]
Sean Astin Guest Stars on Syfy's Hit Series "Alphas" Beginning Monday, October 8 at 8PM ET/PT
He'll appear in a two-episode arc that kicks off the show's last three episodes of the season.

[10/05/12 - 11:39 AM]
E! Premieres "A-List Listings" on Wednesday, October 24; "Ice Loves Coco" Returns Sunday, October 28
Plus: look for the special "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Dishing it Out" also on Sunday, October 28.

[10/05/12 - 11:36 AM]
3-Day DVR Playback Significantly Increases CBS's Premiere Week Ratings
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[10/05/12 - 11:02 AM]
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, as ABC Family Presents "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starting Sunday, November 18
As previously reported, look for a holiday episode of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and the original movie "Home Alone: The Holiday Heist."

[10/05/12 - 11:01 AM]
Spend Some Extra Time with Your Favorite Family with a Special Full Hour of ABC's "Modern Family"
Look for back-to-back episodes this Wednesday, October 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/05/12 - 11:00 AM]
Live Twitter Chat with "666 Park Avenue's" Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable, Sunday, October 7
They'll be up on @_Rachael_Taylor and @DaveAnnable10 during the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[10/05/12 - 10:42 AM]
Discovery News to Bring Live Coverage of Red Bull Stratos Mission to Discovery Channel & Velocity
Austrian extreme sport athlete Felix Baumgartner's jump from 120,000 feet will air live on both networks beginning at 9am ET.

[10/05/12 - 10:09 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe" Co-Star John Noble
Check out part four of our four-part visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[10/05/12 - 10:08 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe" Co-Star Anna Torv
Check out part three of our four-part visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[10/05/12 - 10:07 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe" Co-Star Jasika Nicole
Check out part two of our four-part visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[10/05/12 - 10:06 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe" Co-Star Lance Reddick
Check out part one of our four-part visit with the cast of the FOX series.

[10/05/12 - 10:03 AM]
Video: "Gossip Girl" - Who Is Gossip Girl?
Check out the latest tease for the show's final season, premiering this Monday, October 8.

[10/05/12 - 09:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Person of Interest," Comedies Rise in CBS Victory
"Elementary," "Last Resort" and "Up All Night" however see the largest weekly declines.

[10/05/12 - 09:41 AM]
ABC Scores Big L+3 Gains During Premiere Week
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[10/05/12 - 09:31 AM]
Seven-City Casting Call Begins for "The Hero," Dwayne Johnson's New Action-Packed Competition Series on TNT
Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Nashville and Minneapolis are among the sites.

[10/05/12 - 09:31 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Was Thursday's #1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 4.

[10/05/12 - 08:59 AM]
Oxygen Media Announces Exclusive Multi-Media Partnership with ULTA Beauty for New Modeling Competition Series "The Face"
The winner will receive an ultimate grand prize of becoming a spokesperson and ambassador for the brand's Fall and Holiday 2013 national ad campaigns.

[10/05/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's Thursday Surges Year to Year to Stand as the Biggest Gainer
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 4.

[10/05/12 - 08:47 AM]
"Parks and Recreation" Delivers NBC's Best In-Season Rating in Its Time Period Since January 19
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 4.

[10/05/12 - 08:00 AM]
TLC Reunites with the Roloffs in "Little People Big World: Wedding Farm"
The six-episode series premieres Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/05/12 - 06:58 AM]
ESPN Announces New Series "All-Access Kentucky"
The series - bowing Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00/6:00c - follows Coach John Calipari and his staff as they guide the new faces of the defending national champion Wildcats.

[10/05/12 - 06:56 AM]
ESPN to Carry Kontinental Hockey League Games
Coverage begins Tuesday, October 9 with Steve Levy and Barry Melrose calling the Lev vs. Dynamo Moscow game live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.

[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.







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[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
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Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."