[thursday, october 11, 2012]    
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[10/11/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 11
Updates include: TNT cancels "The Great Escape"; Michael Bolton to star in potential ABC comedy; and Carlton Cuse to develop "The Sixth Gun" at NBC.

[10/11/12 - 04:19 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty," MLB Division Series Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Ted Nugent's Gun Country," TLC's "Half-Ton Killer?" and more!

[10/11/12 - 03:33 PM]
Following the Premiere of ABC's New Drama "Nashville," Original Single "If I Didn't Know Better" Is Currently in the Top 10 on iTunes' Country Chart
"If I Didn't Know Better," written by songwriters John Paul White and Arum Rae, has hit #5 on the iTunes Country Chart.

[10/11/12 - 01:58 PM]
USA Network's Denis Leary Comedy Pilot "Sirens" Sets Cast, Director and Production Start in Chicago
The cast includes Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Jessica McNamee and Kevin Bigley.

[10/11/12 - 01:26 PM]
See How Jane Met Lisbon and the Rest of the CBI Team for the First Time, on the 100th Episode of "The Mentalist," Sunday, Oct. 28
Gregory Itzin and Polly Walker guest star in the anniversary installment.

[10/11/12 - 01:07 PM]
Dying Man Offers Body to Become a Mummy on "Curiosity" - Sunday, Oct. 21 on Discovery Channel
"I Was Mummified" marks the third installment of the show's second season.

[10/11/12 - 12:23 PM]
NBC Stirs Up Creepy Cauldron for Halloween with a Fright Night Featuring One-Hour PIlot of "Mockingbird Lane" Leading Into Haunting Episode of "Grimm" on October 26
Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard co-star in the pilot, from writer Bryan Fuller and director Bryan Singer.

[10/11/12 - 12:10 PM]
Spike TV Announces All-Star Lineup For Eddie Murphy Special
On tap are Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Martin Lawrence.

[10/11/12 - 11:34 AM]
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" Hunts Down Record Audiences - 3.8 Million Viewers Flock to the Second Season Premiere
A&E spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 10:53 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Additional Talent for "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs"
New additions include Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Matthews, Paula Deen, Steve Schirripa and "Jersey Shore" stars Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola.

[10/11/12 - 10:36 AM]
Live Twitter Chat with "Once Upon a Time" Guest Star Sinqua Walls Set to Take Place on Sunday, October 14
Walls will be up on Twitter at @sinquawalls during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[10/11/12 - 10:28 AM]
Lifetime Unveils Major Star-Studded Holiday Movie Slate "It's a Wonderful Lifetime"
On tap are 10 original movies featuring the likes of David Hasselhoff, Mira Sorvino, Haylie Duff, Ralph Macchio, Lea Thompson, Marilu Henner and Harry Hamlin.

[10/11/12 - 10:26 AM]
Discovery Channel Seeks to Unlock the Truth Behind Conspiracy Theories with "Secrets of Secret Societies"
The one-hour special premieres this Sunday, October 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[10/11/12 - 10:02 AM]
"The Mentalist" Nemesis "Red John" Takes Spotlight In All-Day Marathon Monday, Oct. 22, on TNT
The 11-hour marathon - beginning at Noon (ET/PT) - will open with the pilot episode.

[10/11/12 - 09:54 AM]
ESPN Announces Oklahoma State-Mississippi State Football Game at Reliant Stadium in 2013
The game is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.

[10/11/12 - 09:36 AM]
CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers; "CSI" Gains in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 09:14 AM]
VH1 Bets on Love with the Premiere of "Marrying the Game" on November 19 at 9:30PM ET/PT
The series follows rapper Jayceon Taylor - better known as "The Game" - and Tiffney Cambridge as they prepare to walk down the aisle.

[10/11/12 - 09:07 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Improves on NBC's Averages in the Slot Last Season by 19% in 18-49, Builds on Its Lead-In by 6%
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 09:00 AM]
"The Hour" Returns Plus "Graham Norton" and "Top Gear" Take on James Bond in November on BBC America
Plus: look for the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Sunday, November 11 at 8:007:00c.

[10/11/12 - 08:45 AM]
"Arrow" Most Watched CW Show, Most Watched Premiere in 3 Years
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Tops Demos But FOX Wins the Night
Plus: ABC's "Nashville" opens ahead of "CSI" on CBS and "Chicago Fire" on NBC.

[10/11/12 - 08:31 AM]
"Nashville" Opens at #1 and is ABC's Top Drama Debut Since "Once Upon a Time"
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 08:17 AM]
TLC Weds New Series and Specials from Coast to Coast for Its November Bridal Programming
"Bada Bling Brides," "Jersey Brides" and "Along for the Bride" will join the previously announced "Brides of Beverly Hills."

[10/11/12 - 06:30 AM]
Frank Caliendo to Contribute to ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown"
His first appearance is this Sunday, October 16 (10 a.m. ET) when he joins Chris Berman and company at the ESPN studios in Bristol.

[10/11/12 - 06:22 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) and CBS Sports Collaborate on Production of "LT: The Life and Times," a Documentary on Life and Career of Lawrence Taylor
The film, due in early 2013, comes from the Emmy-winning production team from "A Game of Honor."

[10/11/12 - 06:01 AM]
MTV Expands Hip Hop Programming Across All Screens and Aligns Content Under MTV Jams Brand
Highlights include a new weekly series on MTV2 called "The Week in Jams" debuting on Sunday, October 28.

[10/10/12 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 10
Updates include: Jesse L. Martin, James Tupper join NBC's "Secret Lives"; and Eric Dane to star in "The Last Ship," Jon Tenney tapped for "King & Maxwell," both at TNT.

[10/10/12 - 10:05 PM]
Only 24 Acts Remain on "The X Factor"; Judges Assigned Categories
Simon Cowell will mentor the groups, Demi Lovato the young adults, L.A. Reid the over 25s and Britney Spears the teens.

[10/10/12 - 04:52 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MLB Playoffs, BET Hip Hop Awards No Match for "Anarchy"
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," Spike TV's "Ink Master" and ESPN's "30 for 30."

[10/10/12 - 03:19 PM]
NBC Punches Up "Knockout" Rounds of "The Voice" to Air in Two-Hour Original Episodes on Back-to-Back Nights on October 29-30 for Four Hours
"Go On" and "The New Normal" will be broadcast one hour later than usual (10-11 p.m. ET) on October 30.

[10/10/12 - 01:20 PM]
Disney Channel to Premiere Third Season of Top Rated Dance Sitcom "Shake It Up" on Sunday, October 14
Upcoming guests include Tyra Banks, Alfonso Ribeiro and Leo Howard.

[10/10/12 - 01:16 PM]
E!'s "The Soup" and "Fashion Police" Celebrate the Year's Scariest Month with a Series of Special Episodes Airing Throughout October
Highlights include "The Goodest Moments of Redneck Shows" on Sunday, October 21 at 10:30/9:30c.

[10/10/12 - 01:13 PM]
ABC Family Announces the Final Season of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Plus: Chaz Bono, Danica McKellar, Diane Farr, Beverley Mitchell and Kathy Kinney to guest on the show's remaining episodes.

[10/10/12 - 01:04 PM]
ESPN to Show 43 International Matches Friday and Tuesday
The network will present 43 live matches, 42 of which are 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying contests, on Friday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 16.

[10/10/12 - 11:57 AM]
ABC News' and Univision News' Multiplatform News and Lifestyle Network for U.S. Hispanics to Be Based in Miami, Florida
The new company "will be dedicated to informing, empowering and inspiring Hispanic Americans in English while providing all audiences uncompromising coverage of current events with a unique perspective."

[10/10/12 - 11:27 AM]
CBS Pulls "Made in Jersey"; "Undercover Boss" Returns Friday, November 2
"CSI: NY" will move to 9:00/8:00c to make room for the show's fourth season.

[10/10/12 - 11:18 AM]
NBC to Fill Friday, 8:00/7:00c Slot with "The Voice," "Grimm" Repeats
Look for a rebroadcast of "The Voice" this Friday, October 12 and a repeat of "Grimm" on Friday, October 19.

[10/10/12 - 10:33 AM]
Lifetime Renews Hit Docuseries "Dance Moms" for Third Season
The cable channel has ordered 26 all-new hour-long episodes of the series, which will return next year.

[10/10/12 - 10:12 AM]
E!(R) Turns Heads by Adding HairUWear(R)'s Hairdo Hair Extensions to Its Popular Line of E! Live from the Red Carpet(TM) Consumer Products
"E! Live From the Red Carpet(TM) Hairdo Extension Collection" is designed by celebrity stylist Ken Paves.

[10/10/12 - 10:07 AM]
NBC Partners with Telemundo, mun2 and Universal Studios Hollywood as "Grimm" Takes on the Haunting Latin American Legend "La Llorona"
The episode, featuring Kate del Castillo, is inspired by the haunting Latin American legend of the same name and will be broadcast in Spanish on Telemundo.

[10/10/12 - 09:19 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Arrow" Co-Star Stephen Amell
Check out part three of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/10/12 - 09:18 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Arrow" Co-Star Colin Donnell
Check out part two of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/10/12 - 09:17 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Arrow" Co-Star Jessica De Gouw
Check out part one of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/10/12 - 09:11 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 25-54; "NCIS" Tops Night
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/10/12 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Wins Three Consecutive Nights in 18-49 for the First Time Since December 2010
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/10/12 - 08:57 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" is the Week's No. 2 Syndicated Talker in Households and Total Viewers for the 2nd Consecutive Week
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 24-28.

[10/10/12 - 08:56 AM]
USA Network Fan Favorite "Psych" Season Seven Premiere Set for Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c
This season, the series will celebrate its landmark 100th episode and unveil the long-awaited two-hour musical.

[10/10/12 - 08:55 AM]
"Katie" Leads the Pack for the 3rd Consecutive Week Among All Freshman and Sophomore Syndicated Talk Shows
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 24-28.

[10/10/12 - 08:44 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: The Results" Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Key Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/10/12 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Pulls NBC in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Peacock's lineup takes a big jump from last week's recap special-driven numbers.

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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.