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[10/24/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 24
Updates include: Ming-Na Wen boards ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D."; Greg Kinnear-led "Rake" import lands at FOX; and Zach Braff to develop a new comedy at ABC.

[10/24/12 - 04:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FX, "Sons of Anarchy" Reclaim Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Hot Set," OWN's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and MTV's "Underemployed."

[10/24/12 - 04:24 PM]
It's a Skele-ton of Laughs When Stars from FOX's Halloween-Themed Tuesday Night Comedies Tweet Along Tuesday, October 30
Martha Plimpton, Dakota Johnson, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, Mindy Kaling and Ike Barinholtz are among the participants.

[10/24/12 - 02:47 PM]
ABC Family Begins Production on Drama Pilot "Socio" Starring Avan Jogia and Denise Richards
Plus: Sam Robards, Kathy Najimy and Grey Damon will join the previously cast Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury and Kimberly Quinn.

[10/24/12 - 02:26 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars'" Special Is ABC Family's #1 "13 Nights of Halloween" Telecast Ever
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 02:03 PM]
Ratings Extra: CBS's 8:00-10:00 PM Dramas Get Tuesday's Last Laugh
CBS further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 01:41 PM]
Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes and Keith Urban to Perform on "The 46th Annual CMA Awards," November 1 on ABC
Plus: Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Sugarland and The Band Perry announced as first wave of presenters.

[10/24/12 - 01:05 PM]
Former White House Staffers Reveal a Rare Behind the Scenes View of Presidential Transitions in "Flipping the White House"
The one-hour special premieres this Sunday, October 28 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery.

[10/24/12 - 12:47 PM]
Multi Platinum Superstar Justin Bieber Joins Oprah Winfrey for First-Ever Global "Oprah's Next Chapter" Airing in More Than 100 Countries Worldwide
The interview first premieres on Sunday, November 25 at 9:00/8:00c on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

[10/24/12 - 12:25 PM]
Men's College Basketball Schedule Tips Off with 350 Non-Conference Games
The networks of ESPN detail their schedules for the upcoming season.

[10/24/12 - 11:45 AM]
Comedy Central and Google Partner for "Indecision 2012 Caption Challenge"
The new feature will allow visitors to create their own memes and share them with one click on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

[10/24/12 - 11:26 AM]
"America's Doomsday Plan" Special Airs on Sunday, November 4 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery
The one-hour special goes "behind the scenes to reveal the secret plans and facilities standing by, 24/7, to ensure the homeland survives disaster."

[10/24/12 - 11:25 AM]
TNT Gears Up for Halloween with 24-Hour "Supernatural" Marathon, Beginning Saturday, Oct. 27, at Noon
The marathon will "tingle viewers' spines with 24 of the scariest, creepiest episodes from the show's first six seasons."

[10/24/12 - 11:23 AM]
WWE(R) "SuperSmackDown Live," on Syfy November 6
The special will encore in "SmackDown's" regular time slot on Friday, November 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/24/12 - 11:21 AM]
All-New Season of Competition Series "BBQ Pitmasters" Returns November 17 on Destination America
Plus: look for the new special "Ultimate Barbeque Showdown" on Saturday, December 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/24/12 - 11:09 AM]
MTV's "Snooki & JWOWW" Gets Ready for a Tuesday Night Takeover with the Season Two Premiere on January 8, 2013
The series returns for a 12-episode season, expanding to a one-hour format.

[10/24/12 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Become Part of "The Following," Premiering January 21 at 9/8c on FOX!
Watch the first message from serial killer Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy.

[10/24/12 - 10:42 AM]
EPIX Celebrates Halloween with Scarytale Theater Hosted by "The Amazing Savini"
The night of horror anthology films includes "Black Sabbath," "Tales of Terror" and "The Theatre Bizarre."

[10/24/12 - 10:41 AM]
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park to Perform on "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performer Christina Aguilera on this year's show, airing Sunday, November 18 on ABC.

[10/24/12 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming
The Alphabet details its programming highlights for the coming month (SPOILERS!).

[10/24/12 - 10:21 AM]
New Mini-Series Gets "Real" on Showtime - "Reality Show" Premieres November 1st on Showtime
The series follows Mickey Wagner (Adam Rifkin), "a down on his luck reality show producer, as he crafts a sensational comeback."

[10/24/12 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Announces Winter Premiere Dates
Look for "The Following" on Monday, January 21; "Touch" on Friday, February 1; and "American Idol" on Wednesday, January 16.

[10/24/12 - 09:31 AM]
Oxygen's Ratings Continue to Grow on Monday Night as New Docu-Series "My Shopping Addiction" Earns 765,000 Total Viewers, Up Double-Digits
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 09:26 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Topping the Combined Total Audience of ABC, NBC and FOX
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 09:21 AM]
Encore Aims to Cure Tryptophan Symptoms This Thanksgiving with Two Special Marathons and the Western Classic "Lonesome Dove"
Said stunts include "Tuneful Thanksgiving Marathon" on Encore Love and "Sci-Fi Invasion" on Encore Action.

[10/24/12 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Scores its Best Numbers with Comedy Programming in the 9pm Hour Since 2009
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 09:16 AM]
Comcast and The CW Network Bring The CW's Primetime Lineup to Xfinity On Demand
Effective tomorrow, customers can watch the four most-recent episodes from each CW series.

[10/24/12 - 08:54 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 for the Night in Adults 18-49; "Parenthood" Is the #1 Drama in Its Time Period
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 08:44 AM]
NYC & Company, New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Central Announce More Events for Comedy Week, November 5-11
"Key & Peele" will provide an evening of laughs in their first live show in New York City at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

[10/24/12 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demos; CBS Dominates Total Viewers
The Eye serves up twice the average audience of the Peacock.

[10/24/12 - 07:48 AM]
Syfy and NYC & Company Announce Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest Free Events at Flatiron Plaza, October 26-28
Events named after popular Syfy shows will be offered during the three-day celebration.

[10/24/12 - 07:45 AM]
VH1 Counts Down the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Catherine Reitman hosts the four-night event, premiering Thursday, November 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/24/12 - 07:13 AM]
Careers Thrive. Can the Duo Survive? WE tv's "Mary Mary" Returns for Season 2 on Thursday, December 6 at a Special Time 10PM ET/PT
The series then will air regularly on Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning December 13.

[10/23/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 23
Update include: "The Hangover" screenwriters book comedy at ABC; David Conrad joins Lifetime's "Secret Lives of Wives"; and documentarian Joe Berlinger lands drama at FOX.

[10/23/12 - 10:34 PM]
"The X Factor" Judges Choose a Sweet 16
All 16 acts will perform on a special live two-and-a-half hour event, airing Thursday, November 1.

[10/23/12 - 05:03 PM]
FOX Sports' 15th Fall Classic Features Giants & Tigers in First World Series Meeting
Coverage of begins Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30/6:30c live from AT&T Park in San Francisco.

[10/23/12 - 04:17 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Presidential Debate Tops Viewers, "Monday Night Football" Wins Demo Race
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Vegas Strip," Disney XD's "Crash & Bernstein" and MTV's "The Inbetweeners."

[10/23/12 - 03:17 PM]
ESPN and "Monday Night Football" Win the Night among All Key Male Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 22.

[10/23/12 - 03:11 PM]
The CW November Sweep Highlights
The netlet details its lineup for Thursday, October 25 through Tuesday, November 20 (SPOILERS!).

[10/23/12 - 02:31 PM]
NBC News Is #1 Across the Board for Final 2012 Presidential Debate
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 22.

[10/23/12 - 02:27 PM]
Grammy Award-Winning Producer will.i.am to Remix the Iconic "Entertainment Tonight" Theme Song
The updated version of the composition will have "a new bass line, vocals and added electronic elements to reflect today's popular dance music."

[10/23/12 - 01:30 PM]
ESPN's College Football Schedule This Week: No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma & No. 11 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama in Prime Time
The networks of ESPN detail their schedules for the coming weekend.

[10/23/12 - 01:24 PM]
NLCS Game 7 on FOX is Highest-Rated & Most-Watched Playoff Game of 2012 Postseason
FOX spins the numbers for Monday, October 22.

[10/23/12 - 12:48 PM]
TNT Tips Off 2012-13 NBA Season with Blockbuster Doubleheaders Tuesday, Oct. 30, & Thursday, Nov. 1
October 30 will feature the Miami Heat hosting the Boston Celtics at 8:00/7:00c followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers.

[10/23/12 - 12:41 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "The Walking Dead" Once Again Devours the Competition
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars," E!'s "The Soup Presents" and History's "Outback Hunters."

[10/23/12 - 12:39 PM]
MTV Sits Down with President Obama for Live 30-Minute Special Airing Friday, October 26 at 5:00 P.M.
The half-hour special will feature MTV News Correspondents Sway Calloway and Andrew Jenks.

[10/23/12 - 12:36 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Alabama/Tennessee Coverage Puts ESPN on Top
Plus: numbers for HBO's "The Girl," Nickelodeon's "How to Rock" and OWN's "Iyanla, Fix My Life."

[10/23/12 - 12:26 PM]
Larenz Tate & Nia Long Step Into the "House of Lies"
Tate will play Marty's younger, less-ambitious, activist brother with Long as a fellow consultant and former classmate of Marty's.

[10/23/12 - 12:08 PM]
Country Music Superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to Perform Solo and As Part of a Special Tribute to Music Legend Willie Nelson, on "The 46th Annual CMA Awards" on ABC
Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton will also take part in the special musical tribute.

[10/23/12 - 12:00 PM]
It's "Bravo's Big Premiere Week," Featuring Five New and Returning Series Kicking Off November 4
Plus: for six weeks, "Watch What Happens Live" moves to its new time slot, 11:30/10:30c, on Wednesdays.







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[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
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[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
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The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats NBC's "Fallon" by Its Largest Margin Yet in Homes
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Retains 92% of Its Week-Ago Rating, Despite a Significantly Stronger NFL Game on CBS This Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
WWE(R) Superstar Christian(R) and WWE(R) Hall of Famer Edge(R) Reunite on Syfy's "Haven" in an All-New Episode Airing November 28
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[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Wraps CBS Run on Top
The Thursday football franchise heads to NFL Network only beginning next week.

[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC More Than Doubles Its Nearest Non-Sports Competition on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" Will Premiere on Wednesday, November 5
Season 3 consists of 16 thirty-minute episodes: 8 new episodes will air in 2014, and the remainder of Season 3 will air in 2015.