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[10/25/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 25
Updates include: ABC Family's "Continuing Fred" adds trio; Barry Schindel, David Semel team for USA drama; and "The Office's" Brian Baumgartner to star in ABC comedy.

[10/25/12 - 05:39 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "American Horror Story," "Duck Dynasty" Maintain Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "The Houstons: On Our Own," E!'s "A-List Listings" and Animal Planet's "Savaged."

[10/25/12 - 02:55 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Spotlights the Year's Biggest Headliners with the 2012 Edition of "Live's Halloween Party"
The 2012 edition of "Live's" ghoulish bonanza is Strahan's first, and the show's producers are pulling out all the stops with more than 40 different costumes.

[10/25/12 - 02:03 PM]
Discovery Channel Takes Viewers Inside the Quest for the Elusive Giant Bluefin Tuna
The two-part special premieres Tuesday, October 30 and Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/25/12 - 02:02 PM]
NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of Oct. 15-19
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 15-19.

[10/25/12 - 01:24 PM]
TV Land Presents "The Roseanne Scare-A-Thon" and Other Halloween Themed Programming!
Said marathon features guest spots from James Pickens Jr., Ed McMahon, Marlo Thomas, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.

[10/25/12 - 01:19 PM]
Panda's Historic Performance Powers FOX to World Series Primetime Win
FOX spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 24.

[10/25/12 - 01:12 PM]
Get in the Spirit This Political Season with "Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion & Sex in Florida" on Showtime(R)
The comedian's latest one-hour special premieres Saturday, November 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[10/25/12 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience in More Than Seven Months
NBC further spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, October 20.

[10/25/12 - 12:42 PM]
Breeders' Cup Classic to Air Live in Primetime on NBC for First Time
The Breeders' Cup returns to its original home at NBC for the first time since 2005, in the first year of a multi-year media rights agreement.

[10/25/12 - 12:40 PM]
Rhea Perlman Reunites with Former "Cheers" Co-Star Kirstie Alley for TV Land Pilot "Giant Baby"
The network originally announced the Alley-headlined project as a presentation last month.

[10/25/12 - 11:57 AM]
Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry, and Keenen Ivory Wayans Added to Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only"
Previously announced talent includes Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Martin Lawrence.

[10/25/12 - 11:38 AM]
TLC to Air Reunion Special for Hit Series "Breaking Amish"
The two-part event airs on Sunday, November 11 and Sunday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/25/12 - 11:30 AM]
E!'s All-New Special "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Dishing It Out" Airs This Sunday, October 28th at 9:00PM ET/PT
Plus: stay tuned for the premiere of "Kourtney & Kim Take Miami" in January.

[10/25/12 - 11:29 AM]
Andy Garcia and Placido Domingo Guest Star in New Dora the Explorer Hour-Long Special, "Dora's Royal Rescue," Premiering Monday, Nov. 5, at 7PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
Based on the Miguel de Cervantes literary classic, the episode features Garcia and Domingo as Don Quixote and Malambruno, respectively.

[10/25/12 - 11:17 AM]
Universal Television Signs Eva Longoria to First-Look Development Deal
The actress/producer is behind NBC's upcoming reality series "Ready for Love."

[10/25/12 - 11:05 AM]
Spike TV Teams with Lloyd's of London to Offer a Ten Million Dollar Prize to Prove Bigfoot Exists
The network has already begun casting contestants for "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," a 10-episode competition series.

[10/25/12 - 10:27 AM]
NBC's "Chicago Fire" Latest to Get Script Order
The series, like fellow newcomer "Guys With Kids," has been asked for five additional scripts.

[10/25/12 - 10:22 AM]
On the 9th Day of Christmas, ABC Family Will Bring "The Mistle-Tones," a New Original Christmas Musical Starring Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry on Sunday, December 9
To make the holiday a little brighter, ABC Family will release an accompanying "The Mistle-Tones" movie soundtrack on Sunday, November 18.

[10/25/12 - 10:21 AM]
It's Time to Deck the Halls with ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Event Starting Saturday, December 1st
From December 1-25, viewers can ring in the holidays with original movies, holiday specials and returning favorites.

[10/25/12 - 09:47 AM]
USA Network Broadens Unscripted Original Slate
"Partners In Crime," a docu-soap featuring one of America's most colorful criminal defense attorneys, will join previous pickups "The Moment" and "The Choir."

[10/25/12 - 09:01 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Jumps Week to Week by 20% in 18-49 Rating and 8% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 24.

[10/25/12 - 08:57 AM]
ABC Turns in Strong Results Against the World Series on Wednesday
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 24.

[10/25/12 - 08:44 AM]
FremantleMedia Enterprises and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Join Forces to Develop and Cultivate Global Lifestyle Talent and Programming
The objective is to "develop a pipeline of lifestyle talent across food, fashion, home, gardening and more that will resonate with global audiences on all media platforms."

[10/25/12 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
Plus: NBC sees week-to-week gains from "Chicago Fire," "Animal Practice" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

[10/25/12 - 08:05 AM]
"Curiosity" Goes Inside Human Cell to Reveal the Epic Battle Against a Virus
"Battlefield Cell" premieres next Sunday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/25/12 - 08:02 AM]
ESPN's 2012-13 Women's College Basketball Schedule Packed with Top Caliber Games Number of Games up Across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3
ESPN networks will also continue to carry all 63 games of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship.

[10/25/12 - 08:01 AM]
Season 4 of TLC's "Extreme Couponing" Premieres Tuesday, November 13th at 10/9c
Look for back-to-back episodes on the night at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c.

[10/25/12 - 08:01 AM]
"Black Girls Rock!" 2012 Celebrates and Inspires on Sunday, November 4 at 7p.m./ET Exclusively on BET
Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King host the event, which honors Kerry Washington, Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, Dr. Hawa Abdi and Susan L. Taylor.

[10/25/12 - 07:57 AM]
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" with Guest President Obama Delivers the Show's Highest Wednesday Overnights Since March 2010
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, October 24.

[10/25/12 - 07:53 AM]
Video: Sneak Peek - truTV's "Hardcore Pawn" Returns November 6
The show's sixth season resumes on Tuesday nights at 9:00/8:00c next month.

[10/25/12 - 07:36 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows By Double-Digits to its Highest Numbers since June
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 15-19.

[10/25/12 - 06:38 AM]
Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town to Perform at "American Country Awards" Live Monday, December 10, on FOX
Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth host the event, which also features Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch and Chris Young.

[10/25/12 - 06:24 AM]
Tenth Anniversary Special "Firefly: Browncoats Unite" Lifts Off on Science Channel This November
The special - airing November 11 at 10:00/9:00c - will be preceded by an all-day marathon of the series.

[10/25/12 - 05:31 AM]
TV Guide Network Secures Exclusive Broadcast Rights to CeeLo Green's Holiday Concert Special, "CeeLo's Magic Moment" Premiering November 30 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
The special also features Rod Stewart, Disney's The Muppets, Eric Benet, as well as past and present artists from NBC's hit show, "The Voice.

[10/25/12 - 02:19 AM]
Discovery Channel Launches First Ever Global Facebook Page and Dedicated YouTube Channel for Landmark New Series: "How We Invented the World"
The project examines the four inventions that define the modern world: cell phones, cars, planes, and skyscrapers.

[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.







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[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
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[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.

[10/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
NFL and DIRECTV Extend NFL SUNDAY TICKET in New Multi-Year Deal
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[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
AMC Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" Begins Production on Second Season
The show will film in and around Richmond, Virginia, including at two historic locations in Williamsburg; Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
ESPN Extends Dick Vitale's Contract Through 2016-17
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[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot "Pariah"
Comedian Bill Burr stars in the project, about a volatile TV personality who is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
Holidays at Food Network Get Even Sweeter with New Series "Holiday Baking Championship"
Hosted by Bobby Deen, the series premieres Sunday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
National League Division Series Presented by Budweiser Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 3 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
This week, MLB postseason coverage comes to FOX Sports 1 for the first time as America's new sports network is scheduled to televise up to eight games of the National League Division Series.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
"Tosh.0" to Debut Family-Friendly Episode Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
"Comedy isn't about being clean or dirty, it's about appealing to as wide an audience as possible so I can sell more tickets to my stand-up shows," said Tosh.

[10/01/14 - 10:07 AM]
AMC to Debut "Better Call Saul" Music Video This Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm ET/PT During the Final Night of The "Breaking Bad" Binge
The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.