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[10/18/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 18
Updates include: Brendan Fraser to star in TNT's "Legends"; FOX casts Andy Samberg in comedy pilot; and Bob Daily to import the U.K.'s "Rev" at ABC.

[10/18/12 - 07:37 PM]
Winner Named of "Project Runway's" 10th Anniversary Season
Lifetime details the winner of the reality franchise's latest installment.

[10/18/12 - 04:30 PM]
"The Real Exorcist" to Premiere on Lifetime on Halloween Night - Wednesday, October 31st at 11pm ET/PT
The unscripted series follows Reverend Bob Larson as he attempts to "cure" the possessed.

[10/18/12 - 04:28 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty," "American Horror Story" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "My Life Is a Lifetime Movie," Discovery's "Osama bin Laden: The Finish" and TLC's "My Giant Face Tumor."

[10/18/12 - 04:00 PM]
BBC America Renews "Copper" Ahead of Sunday's Season One Finale
The channel has re-commissioned the drama with an increased order of 13 episodes from Cineflix Studios.

[10/18/12 - 02:29 PM]
"Outback Hunters" on History(R) - New Series, from the Creative Team That Made "Swamp People" a Viewer Favorite, Premieres This Sunday, Oct. 21, 10pm
The newcomer "takes viewers Down Under to an untamed frontier where crocs outnumber people three to one and it's never entirely clear who is the hunter and who is the hunted."

[10/18/12 - 02:00 PM]
"Witness," a Groundbreaking Series of Four Documentaries from Michael Mann and David Frankham, Immerses Us in Conflict Zones with the Current Generation of War Photographers When It Debuts Nov. 5, Exclusively on HBO
Juarez, Libya, South Sudan and Rio are among the featured locales.

[10/18/12 - 01:31 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with a New Special from Nickelodeon, "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," Friday, Nov. 23
John Goodman lends his voice to Santa Claus in this special.

[10/18/12 - 01:29 PM]
Travel Channel Inks Deal with Rock Star Bret Michaels to Host New Original Series "Rock My RV" and Greenlights Production to Begin in November
The series, from BCII Productions, is slated to premiere in 2013.

[10/18/12 - 12:22 PM]
"Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Generate #1 Finishes for the Week of Oct. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 8-12.

[10/18/12 - 12:02 PM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Returns for an Intense Third Season with Chelsea, Jenelle, Kailyn and Leah on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Teen Mom 2" returns to air as teen pregnancy and teen birth rates in the U.S. are at historic lows, following impressive declines in recent years.

[10/18/12 - 11:47 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Curiosity" Conducts Experiment to See If Ordinary Citizens Can Be Brainwashed to Carry Out Assassination
Said installment airs Sunday, October 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[10/18/12 - 11:41 AM]
Comedy Central Announces the Premiere of "30 Seconds Over Washington" Starring Comedian Kyle Kinane
The brand's newest digital series is a revamp of the HBO original and interstitial programming starring Bill Maher and Dennis Miller, which premiered prior to the 1996 elections.

[10/18/12 - 11:25 AM]
NBC's "Whitney" Returns for Second-Season Premiere on Wednesday, November 14
The second-year comedy series will replace "Animal Practice" on Wednesday nights at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/12 - 11:00 AM]
New Cinemax Action Series "Banshee," from a Team Including Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, to Debut Jan. 11
Antony Starr stars as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa.

[10/18/12 - 10:42 AM]
Insane Start for "American Horror Story: Asylum" - 2.78 Million Adults 18-49, 3.85 Million Total Viewers
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 10:32 AM]
ESPN's Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose Join "Kia NBA Countdown"
They'll join NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Michael Wilbon.

[10/18/12 - 10:29 AM]
Black Eyed Peas Superstar Fergie Opens Up to Oprah Winfrey About Her Life Beyond the Stage and Overcoming Obstacles on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, Oct. 21
In an exclusive interview Fergie talks about her life beyond the stage, and isjoined by her family and husband, actor Josh Duhamel.

[10/18/12 - 09:42 AM]
HGTV Announces Renewals of "Home Strange Home," "Extreme Homes," and "You Live in What"
All three series are due back with eight new one-hour episodes.

[10/18/12 - 09:24 AM]
The Hub TV Network Premieres New Animated Series "Littlest Pet Shop" and Launches New Season of Pop Culture Phenomenon "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic"
Both series return Saturday, November 10 with all-new back-to-back episodes.

[10/18/12 - 09:21 AM]
Ovation Invites Families to a Feast of Delicious Holiday Programming
Highlights include the two-hour documentary special "A Snow White Christmas: Opening Night" on Thanksgiving, November 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/12 - 09:17 AM]
"CSI" and "Survivor" Sweep Time Periods; CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's #1 Show/"Suburgatory" Opens to 9-Month Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:38 AM]
"Arrow" Keeps Its Aim, Stays Steady in All Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:37 AM]
"Guys With Kids" Builds on Its Lead-In with Four of Four Telecasts in Its Slot, Only 8:30 Comedy to Do It Once
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Slips Past ABC to Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: "Chicago Fire" and "Nashville" dip by more than 20% in their second weeks.

[10/18/12 - 08:03 AM]
Syfy Premieres Competition Series "Viral Video Showdown" from the Producer of "Jersey Shore" - SallyAnn Salsano & 495 Productions
Adam Sessler, Brittani Taylor and Sandeep Parikh will serve as judges alongside host Kevin Pereira.

[10/18/12 - 08:02 AM]
Syfy's Hit "Total Blackout" - Channel's Most Watched New Series of Year - Returns for Second Season Beginning Tuesday, October 30 at 10PM
Jaleel White hosts the series, which was previously slated to return on Tuesday, November 13.

[10/18/12 - 07:57 AM]
ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" Hits the Road for World Series
Plus: ESPN Radio - covering its 15th consecutive MLB postseason - will serve as the exclusive radio broadcast home of the Fall Classic.

[10/18/12 - 07:37 AM]
Experts of All Kinds Team Up to Create Incredible Works of Food Art in New Series "Sugar Dome" on Food Network
David Bull hosts the series, premiering Sunday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[10/18/12 - 07:03 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "Triptank," a Collection of Animated Shorts, to Series
Executive produced by ShadowMachine's Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, "Triptank" is slated to premiere eight episodes next fall.

[10/17/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 17
Updates include: Dean Koontz revives "Frankenstein" at TNT; Kevin Connolly to star in CBS's "I Love You Like a Brother"; and Steven Maeda to import "Sea of Fire" at ABC.

[10/17/12 - 08:03 PM]
National League Championship Series Rain Delay Pushes Conclusion of "The X Factor" 'Judges Homes' Round to Tuesday, October 23
The "Raising Hope," "Ben and Kate," "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" episodes on October 23 will be rescheduled for a later date.

[10/17/12 - 05:31 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FNC, MSNBC Audiences Grow in Second Presidential Debate
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Underemployed," TLC's "Extreme Cheapskates" and History's "The Men Who Built America."

[10/17/12 - 04:16 PM]
CBS Announces New Series Pick Up - The British Sensation, "Bake Off," Comes to America
The series will feature skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner.

[10/17/12 - 02:02 PM]
Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey Join Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson as Culinary Mentors on ABC's New Reality Series, "The Taste"
The new one-hour alternative series from Kinetic Content will premiere in 2013.

[10/17/12 - 01:55 PM]
Barbara Hershey and Rachael Leigh Cook Star in the Lifetime Original Movie Based on a True Story, "Left to Die"
Leon Ichaso directed the movie from a script written by Agatha Dominik and Suzette Couture.

[10/17/12 - 01:41 PM]
"Cedar Cove," a Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series, Starring Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal, Receives Series Greenlight
Look for a two-hour sneak peek on Hallmark Channel, Saturday, January 19 before the series joins the weekly schedule in early spring.

[10/17/12 - 01:05 PM]
Azarenka, Sharapova to Decide Year-End WTA Championship on ESPN3, ESPN2
The round-robin TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships begin Tuesday, October 23.

[10/17/12 - 12:37 PM]
Jennie Garth Stars in the Heart-Pounding Lifetime Original Thriller, Nancy Grace's "The Eleventh Victim"
Colin Cunningham and Metta World Peace co-star in the project, from director Mike Rohl.

[10/17/12 - 12:32 PM]
Season Two DVD of MTV's Hit Series "Awkward" Available Now Exclusively on Amazon.com
"Awkward" will return on MTV for a third season in 2013.

[10/17/12 - 12:17 PM]
CWD, The CW's Digital Studio, Announces U.S. Premiere of "Prom Queen: Homecoming" and All New Digital Series "CelebTV on The CW"
Both series, along with previous seasons of the "Prom Queen" franchise, are available to watch now on CWTV.com.

[10/17/12 - 12:14 PM]
TNT Greenlights Frank Darabont Crime Drama Based on Acclaimed John Buntin Book "L.A. Noir"
Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jeremy Strong, Neal McDonough and Milo Ventimiglia all star in the project.

[10/17/12 - 12:06 PM]
Jon Stewart Hosts Comedy Central's(R) On-Air Charity Special "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs" with Live Wrap-arounds from "The Daily Show" Studio on Sunday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET
All donations of $100 or more will receive a DVD featuring Tracy Morgan and JB Smoove giving audio commentary on "Game of Thrones."

[10/17/12 - 11:06 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company Promotes Shana C. Waterman to Senior Vice President, Current Programming
In this role, Waterman will assume more senior responsibility in overseeing production and serving as a primary creative adviser for FOX's new and returning series.

[10/17/12 - 11:04 AM]
Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Rolling Stones' First Filmed Concert Event Highlights "The Rolling Stones Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965" to Premiere Nov. 10 Exclusively on DirecTV's Audience Network and in Theaters
The film is the third documentary in DirecTV's "Something to Talk About" collection.

[10/17/12 - 11:03 AM]
TBS Calls on Conan Fans to Rise Up and "Occupy Conan"
The campaign will challenge fans to re-create an episode through crowdsourcing.

[10/17/12 - 10:58 AM]
TNT and PGA.com to Present Extensive Coverage of the 2012 PGA Grand Slam of Golf on October 23-24
This year's field of major championship winners features Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els and Keegan Bradley.

[10/17/12 - 10:51 AM]
Sundance Channel's "Restless" Set for December 7th Premiere
Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling star in the two-part mini-series.

[10/17/12 - 10:34 AM]
NBC Names Steve Kern Senior Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, NBC Entertainment
Kern most recently was Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, ABC Entertainment, where he worked with Jeff Bader for 12 years.







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[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
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[11/24/14 - 12:05 PM]
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[11/24/14 - 11:25 AM]
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[11/24/14 - 11:17 AM]
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