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[11/14/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 14
Updates include: Bryan Greenberg, Stephanie Sigman to topline USA pilot; Peter Tolan to run FOX's "Rake" import; and David Seidler, Barry Levinson to bring "George Washington" to NBC.

[11/14/12 - 05:13 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Sons of Anarchy" Tops Charts with 90-Minute Episode
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators," TLC's "Little People Big World: Wedding Farm" and Animal Planet's "Frontier Earth."

[11/14/12 - 02:17 PM]
Investigation Discovery Warns: Watch Out for "Wives with Knives" This Thanksgiving or You May Find Yourself "Facing Evil"
Look for both series to roll out Friday, November 23 on the cable channel.

[11/14/12 - 02:16 PM]
"Hardcore Pawn" Ranks #1 in Timeslot with 3.1 Million Viewers, truTV's Biggest Audience Ever
truTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 13.

[11/14/12 - 02:16 PM]
HGTV Green Lights Home Renovation Competition Series, "Brother vs. Brother," Starring Popular "Property Brothers"
Currently in production with a six arc season, "Brother vs. Brother" is set to premiere in August 2013.

[11/14/12 - 01:26 PM]
Style Media Finds Studs on New Home Design Docu-Series "Built" Premiering Monday, January 28 at 9PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series will follow season five of "Jerseylicious" at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/14/12 - 01:22 PM]
Nickelodeon's Groundbreaking Hit Comedy "iCarly" Concludes Its Five-season Run with a Special Hour-long Series Finale Event, Friday, Nov. 23, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
The series will continue in reruns on Nickelodeon platforms moving forward.

[11/14/12 - 01:22 PM]
One of Animal Planet's Most Recently Talked About Specials "Mermaids: The Body Found" Makes a Special Thanksgiving Encore on November 22 at 9PM
The special delivered nearly 2 million viewers for its premiere back in May.

[11/14/12 - 01:05 PM]
Lifetime Picks Up All-New Unscripted Series "Teen Trouble," Premiering December 28
The hour-long series began as backdoor pilot specials on Friday, November 2 and Friday, November 9.

[11/14/12 - 12:35 PM]
NBC News Promotes Don Nash to Executive Producer of "Today"
Nash succeeds former "Today" Executive Producer Jim Bell who has been appointed Executive Producer of NBCUniversal's Olympic Coverage.

[11/14/12 - 12:24 PM]
The Hub TV Network President and CEO Margaret Loesch Inducted into Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame at University of Southern Mississippi
Loesch earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the university.

[11/14/12 - 12:02 PM]
CBS's New Baking Competition Series, Based on the Hit UK Format "The Great British Bake Off," Is Looking for the Best Amateur Bakers in America!
Casting calls are set for Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Dallas and New York in the coming weeks.

[11/14/12 - 12:00 PM]
ESPN Reaches 12-Year Agreement with SEC and Big 12 for Sugar Bowl
The network had previously announced a new, 12-year agreement for the Rose Bowl, also beginning in 2015.

[11/14/12 - 11:24 AM]
NBCU Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer Expands Characters Unite Campaign with New Film Series to Advance National Dialogue on Promoting Tolerance and Acceptance
The series of films that address important civil and human rights issues kicks off with a special presentation of "The Color Purple" on Saturday, November 17.

[11/14/12 - 10:57 AM]
ESPN to Make French Quarter Home during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans
In all, more than 120 hours of ESPN television coverage will originate from the host city under the "Ultimate Countdown" banner from Monday, January 28 - Sunday, February 3.

[11/14/12 - 10:53 AM]
Trace Adkins, Mariah Carey, CeeLo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann, Rod Stewart and Il Volo to Perform on the 15th Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Special Wednesday, November 28 (8-9 P.M. ET) on NBC
Plus: look for special appearances by Billy Crystal and Bette Milder.

[11/14/12 - 10:35 AM]
Music Icon Stevie Wonder to Perform a Tribute to Dick Clark on "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards(R)"
The performance will be introduced by Ryan Seacrest.

[11/14/12 - 10:29 AM]
90-Minute Special "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, Dec. 2 Features Intimate Interviews with Acclaimed Director Steven Spielberg and Iconic Actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field of Feature Film "Lincoln"
Winfrey met Spielberg at DreamWorks Studios in Los Angeles, the same studio building where she first auditioned for him for her role in "The Color Purple."

[11/14/12 - 10:21 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Rockets Past the 20-Million-Viewer Mark for the First Time with Live Plus 3-Day Playback
CBS further spins the numbers for its season to date.

[11/14/12 - 10:01 AM]
Famed Guitarist Richie Sambora Will Perform as the House Band for Craig Ferguson During the Week of Dec. 3-7
"I thought it would be great if you could be the house band on the show, but not necessarily play the guitar," Ferguson said. "Just you, naked, playing a tiny little harp."

[11/14/12 - 09:50 AM]
3net Studios Announces Initial Production Slate
The newly formed studio is based at both Sony Pictures headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.

[11/14/12 - 09:47 AM]
ION Television Is Your Home for the Holidays with 13 Holiday Films to Get You in the Spirit Including Five All-New Original Movies!
Highlights include "Golden Christmas 3," premiering Sunday, November 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/14/12 - 09:16 AM]
A&E to Open "Storage Wars: NY" on Tuesday, December 11
Look for back-to-back episodes at 10:00/9:00c following new episodes of its parent series at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/14/12 - 08:53 AM]
Oxygen Unveils an Exclusive Look at the New Modeling Competition Series "The Face" During "America's Next Top Model" Marathon on Black Friday, November 23
"The Face" will premiere in February 2013 on Oxygen.

[11/14/12 - 08:53 AM]
"Jersey Shore" Cast, Celebs, Artists & MTV Rally to Help "Restore the Shore" Thursday, November 15th Live at 11PM ET
On tap are One Direction, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Pharrell, P!nk, Demi Lovato and more!

[11/14/12 - 08:52 AM]
With Their First Telecasts in Three Weeks, "Go On" and "Parenthood" Are Down Just 0.1, "New Normal" Is Up
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 13.

[11/14/12 - 08:43 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: Results Show" is Up Across the Board/"Happy Endings" Outdraws All 4 Fox Comedies on Tuesday
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 13.

[11/14/12 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "NCIS" Top Viewers, Fall Short of NBC, "Voice" in Demos
Plus: FOX's "Ben & Kate" and ABC's "Private Practice" fall more than 20% from their last originals.

[11/14/12 - 07:46 AM]
IFC Presents the "2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity" Pageant on Dec 4 - Benefiting the LA Regional Food Bank
Tickets range from $45-$75 (all ticket sales go to charity) and include free cocktail reception.

[11/14/12 - 07:32 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Celebrates Third Annual National Unfriend Day with a Call to Action from Viewers
The national holiday is dedicated to giving Facebook users a guilt-free opportunity to "unfriend" people who aren't actually friends.

[11/14/12 - 06:59 AM]
Comedian Wanda Sykes Joins W. Kamau Bell on "Totally Biased"
This week's episode airs at a special time, 12:00am-12:30am ET/PT, on Thursday.

[11/13/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 13
Updates include: TV extends "The Soul Man," "The Exes"; Josh Duhamel to develop drama at ABC; and Phil Klemmer to import "The Tomorrow People" at The CW.

[11/13/12 - 05:45 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping "Monday Night Football" on ESPN
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States," E!'s "Rob & Kristen: Immortal Love" and HBO's "Witness."

[11/13/12 - 03:24 PM]
ESPN and "Monday Night Football" Win the Night among All Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 12.

[11/13/12 - 03:22 PM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Season 3 Premiere and the Series Debut of "Catfish: The TV Show" Rank as the Night's Top Two Original Cable Series Among P12-34
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, November 12.

[11/13/12 - 02:36 PM]
OWN's Saturday Primetime Lineup Ranks Among Top 10 in All of Cable Posting Triple-Digit Ratings Gains Versus Year Ago
OWN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 10.

[11/13/12 - 02:27 PM]
Jim Bell Named Executive Producer of NBCUniversal's Olympics Coverage
Bell will have editorial and creative control over NBC's Games and rejoins full time the NBC Olympics Unit, led by Gary Zenkel.

[11/13/12 - 02:21 PM]
"Crash & Bernstein" Scores Series Highs for 2nd Consecutive Week
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, November 12.

[11/13/12 - 01:32 PM]
Led Zeppelin to Partner with NBC and Warner Bros. Television's "Revolution," the Season's #1 New Series
The classic Led Zeppelin tracks "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You" will be showcased in "Revolution" on Monday, November 19.

[11/13/12 - 01:24 PM]
History(R)'s "Invention USA" Premieres Wednesday, November 28, 10 PM ET/9C
Scotty Ziegler and Reichart Von Wolfsheild are back with brand new episodes.

[11/13/12 - 12:59 PM]
Science Channel's Special Event "Firefly: Browncoats Unite" Skyrockets to Out-of-This-World Ratings on Sunday Night
Science Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, November 11.

[11/13/12 - 12:51 PM]
Nickelodeon Stars Take to the Streets of NYC for the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) with the First Ever Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Float
Plus: the Dora the Explorer float and the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon will make return appearances.

[11/13/12 - 12:46 PM]
Battling Demons & Beyond: Kurt Busch The Outlaw Premieres on Speed(TM)
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, November 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/13/12 - 12:43 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: AMC Continues Reign with "Walking Dead"
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Breaking Magic," HBO's "Treme" and E!'s "Nicki Minaj: My Truth."

[11/13/12 - 12:38 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with College Football Doubleheader
Plus: numbers for TBS's "Wedding Band," Syfy's "Ghost Storm" and Lifetime's "The Christmas Consultant."

[11/13/12 - 12:33 PM]
NBC Rings in the Holidays with Blake Shelton's First Christmas Special, "Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas," on Monday, December 3 (10-11 P.M. ET)
He'll be joined by Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert and Reba on songs including "Let It Snow," "There's a New Kid in Town," "Oklahoma Christmas" and "Home."

[11/13/12 - 12:25 PM]
The End of the World Nears in Syfy Original Movie "'12 Disasters of Christmas" Premieres Saturday, December 8 at 9PM
Ed Quinn, Magda Aponowicz and Donnelly Rhodes co-star in the project, from Cinetel Films.

[11/13/12 - 12:17 PM]
BBC America Celebrates the Holidays with the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special, "The Brit List" and "Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong"
Look for the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special on Tuesday, December 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/13/12 - 12:01 PM]
Disney XD Unwraps Three New Holiday-Themed Episodes of Fan-Favorite Shows on Monday, December 3
Said lineup includes new episodes of "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," "Pair of Kings" and "Kickin' It."

[11/13/12 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel's Fa-la-la-lidays Set to Return
Look for special holiday-themed episodes on Sunday, December 2 and Friday, December 7.







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[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
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WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.

[05/28/15 - 09:15 AM]
New Episodes of Favorite Disney Junior Series to Premiere Every Weekday for Seven-Consecutive Weeks During "Soaring Over Summer" Event
New episodes of alternating series "Sofia the First," "Doc McStuffins," "Miles from Tomorrowland," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Henry Hugglemonster" will premiere each weekday at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior.

[05/28/15 - 08:34 AM]
"iHeartRadio Country Festival 2015" Is #1 Outright in Men 18-34 for Its Final Half-Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 27.

[05/28/15 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "MasterChef" Top Tight Demo Race
The network's summer mainstay is up 25% from last week among adults 18-49.

[05/28/15 - 08:12 AM]
Western Conference Finals Game 5 is Highest-Rated NBA Game on ESPN Since 2012
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 27.

[05/28/15 - 07:00 AM]
Presenters Announced for "The 69th Annual Tony Awards(R)," Sunday, June 7 on CBS
As previously announced, Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

[05/28/15 - 06:25 AM]
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[05/27/15 - 01:53 PM]
TV One's Returing Series Lexus "Verses and Flow" Announces Season 5 Performers
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[05/27/15 - 01:52 PM]
Turner Networks Sweep the Live + 7 Charts for the Week of May 4
Turner further spins the numbers for the week of May 4-10.

[05/27/15 - 01:00 PM]
Matt Millen Returns Home to FOX Sports
Millen returns to the FOX Sports family of networks as the lead game analyst for the Big Ten Network, working alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler.