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[12/05/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 5
Updates include: ABC to open "Weird Desk" this summer; Marc Buckland to helm NBC's "Gates"; and FOX orders dating show pilot "Babes on a Bus."

[12/05/12 - 11:00 PM]
The 55th Grammy Nominations Announced
Said event will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 10 at 8:00/7:00c at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

[12/05/12 - 06:02 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles," "Sons of Anarchy" Land Top Spots
Plus: numbers for OWN's "In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman," Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" and TLC's "Extreme Couponing."

[12/05/12 - 05:57 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Monday Night Football" Goes Untouched for ESPN
Plus: numbers for Oxygen's "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," truTV's "Vegas Strip" and A&E's "Hoarders."

[12/05/12 - 04:20 PM]
Luke Perry and Ricky Schroder Star in "Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere January 26
This is the third installment of Hallmark Movie Channel's highest-rated film ever "Goodnight for Justice."

[12/05/12 - 03:26 PM]
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "Bunheads" Return Monday, January 7
Plus: the network will air a special "Switched at Birth" marathon from 11:00AM - 8:00PM ET/PT on said date.

[12/05/12 - 12:47 PM]
Discovery Channel Prepares for the End of the World with "Apocalypse Tuesday"
Look for the new one-hour special "Zombie Apocalypse" on Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/05/12 - 11:59 AM]
"Elementary" Posts Thursday's Largest Live Plus Three-Day Lift in Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 29.

[12/05/12 - 11:58 AM]
New Special: "Jersey on Ice" to Premiere on TLC
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, December 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/05/12 - 11:40 AM]
ESPN to Carry 34 College Football Bowl Games including Entire BCS
Highglights include the Discover BCS National Championship (No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama) on Monday, January 7.

[12/05/12 - 11:29 AM]
Caution: Kathy Griffin Dives Head First Into the New Season of Bravo Media's "Kathy" Premiering Thursday, January 10th at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for the new special "Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers" on Thursday, January 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/05/12 - 11:22 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date for Season Two of "Inside Comedy"
Drew Carey, Robert Klein, Steve Martin, Martin Mull and Robert Schimmel are among those featured in the latest run, premiering Monday, February 11 at 11:00/10:00c.

[12/05/12 - 11:17 AM]
Heisman Trophy Presentation Saturday on ESPN
Collin Klein, Johnny Manziel and Manti Te'o are the finalists for the 78th annual Heisman Trophy Presentation.

[12/05/12 - 11:14 AM]
Holocaust Survivor and Best-Selling Author Elie Wiesel Featured on "Super Soul Sunday" December 9 on OWN
Plus: a rebroadcast of "A Special Presentation: Oprah and Elie Wiesel At Auschwitz Death Camp" will air immediately following the episode.

[12/05/12 - 10:55 AM]
George Takei, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and More to Be Guest Judges on TBS's "King of the Nerds"
Also on tap are Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Adam Busch, Yaya Han, Gordon Stables, Richard Blais and MC Frontalot.

[12/05/12 - 10:49 AM]
Live Twitter Chat with "Malibu Country" Star Lily Tomlin Set to Take Place Friday, December 7
She will be up on Twitter at @LilyTomlin, during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[12/05/12 - 10:48 AM]
ABC Reveals the 25 Women of the New Season of "The Bachelor"
Plus: one additional mystery woman will be revealed during the premiere on Monday, January 7 on ABC.

[12/05/12 - 10:41 AM]
Food Network and Cooking Channel Kick Off New Year with Bobby Flay
Highlights include "Bobby's Dinner Battle," premiering Monday, January 16 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[12/05/12 - 10:28 AM]
Lifetime to Air Half Hour Fashion Documentary "Project Runway Spotlight: Marchesa" on Thursday, December 20
The special provides "a unique, behind-the-scenes look at Marchesa - the fashion house co-founded by designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig."

[12/05/12 - 10:24 AM]
A&E Network and Executive Producer Carlton Cuse Announce Contest for Fans to Create the "Bates Motel" Title Sequence
The contest begins today, December 5 on www.facebook.com/BatesMotelAETV and runs through Thursday, January 3.

[12/05/12 - 10:23 AM]
Awards Season Launches with The Hub TV Network's "Naughty or Nice Awards" Allowing Fans to Determine Winners
The voting results in all categories will be revealed during a two-hour marathon Saturday, December 22.

[12/05/12 - 10:21 AM]
Style Media Joins Forces with Multi-Grammy Winner Rihanna to Search for the Next Fashion Design Superstar on "Styled to Rock"
The 10-episode series will give 12 up-and-coming designers, hand-picked by Rihanna, to create unique fashion pieces for A-list celebrity talent.

[12/05/12 - 10:18 AM]
LogoTV.com Picks Up Web Comedy "Vicky & Lysander"
Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis star in the 10-episode series, which launches Wednesday, December 19.

[12/05/12 - 10:03 AM]
NBC Celebrates the Holiday Season with "A White House Christmas: First Families Remember," on Thursday, December 20
An encore presentation of the special will air Friday, December 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/05/12 - 09:53 AM]
"Rudolph," "NCIS" and "Victoria's Secret" Lead CBS to Tuesday Sweep of All Rating Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 4.

[12/05/12 - 09:15 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Hits its Best November Sweep Ratings Since 2007 in Key Women
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[12/05/12 - 09:14 AM]
ESPN's Comprehensive Multi-Platform Coverage of Pacquiao-Marquez 4
Said bout scheduled for December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

[12/05/12 - 09:03 AM]
PaleyFest 2013 Announces Dates, Location, Initial Honorees & Hulu Partnership
"The Newsroom," "Once Upon a Time" and "Revolution" are set to be honored during the 30th anniversary event, set for March 1-15.

[12/05/12 - 08:54 AM]
"Katie" is the Definitive No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talk Show in November 2012
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[12/05/12 - 08:53 AM]
"Go On" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since October 9, Largest Audience Since September 18
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 4.

[12/05/12 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Draws 2nd Biggest Audience as Tuesday Comedies Spike to Best-Since-Premiere Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 4.

[12/05/12 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Puts CBS in Front
The Eye's annual special bests "The Voice" as the night's top program in adults 18-49.

[12/05/12 - 08:26 AM]
Kerry Washington & Shonda Rhimes Featured on "Oprah's Next Chapter" This Sunday, December 9 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Plus: Oprah talks to Judy Smith, the real-life inspiration behind the character Olivia Pope.

[12/05/12 - 07:46 AM]
MTV2 Announces Finale Dates for "The Dub Magazine Project" Featuring Snoop Dogg and "Hip Hop Squares" Featuring J.B. Smoove and Method Man
Actor J.B. Smoove and rapper Method Man master the center square on a special double-trouble night of the latter series on Tuesday, December 18.

[12/05/12 - 07:44 AM]
The Makers of "Life" Return with the Epic Series "Africa," a Revealing Look at the Continent You Thought You Knew
The seven-part series premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery.

[12/05/12 - 07:34 AM]
Syfy Celebrates the Holidays with End of the World and Star Trek Movie Marathons
Plus: look for the U.S. premiere of the "Doctor Who" spin-off "K-9" in an all-day marathon on Christmas Day.

[12/05/12 - 07:27 AM]
Nickelodeon Debuts First Full-Length Stop-Motion Special, "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," Dec. 6, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special was previously slated to premiere on Sunday, December 9 at 7:30/6:30c.

[12/05/12 - 06:08 AM]
Janelle Monae to Perform with FUN. on "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)" on Dec. 5
Plus: Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town and The Lumineers have been added as presenters at tonight's event.

[12/05/12 - 05:32 AM]
"Good Morning America" Announces the Panel of National Judges for the 2013 Miss America Competition
Said event will broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 12 on ABC.

[12/05/12 - 05:20 AM]
Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Announces Its Second Selection, "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis
"The opening pages of Ayana's debut took my breath away," said Winfrey.

[12/04/12 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 4
Updates include: MTV banishes "Underemployed" to Saturday nights; Sean Bean to topline TNT's "Legends"; and Michael Richards boards TV Land's "Giant Baby."

[12/04/12 - 05:16 PM]
Bravo Media Greenlights First Scripted Pilots - "The Joneses" from ABC Studios and "Rita" from Fox Television Studios
The cable channel plans to debut its first original scripted series in the fourth quarter of 2013.

[12/04/12 - 02:52 PM]
Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout Scores Record Ratings for Showtime Championship Boxing(R)
Showtime spins the numbers for Saturday, December 1.

[12/04/12 - 02:32 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Delivers Over Three Million Total Viewers and Scores Season-to-Date High with Adults 25-54
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, December 2.

[12/04/12 - 02:17 PM]
ESPN and "Monday Night Football" Win the Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 3.

[12/04/12 - 02:10 PM]
Naomi Judd Stars in "Nearlyweds," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere January 12
Danielle Panabaker, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Britt Irvin, Ryan Kennedy, Travis Milne and Steve Bacic also star.

[12/04/12 - 01:51 PM]
"Homeland" Delivers Its Highest Rated Episode Ever with 2.5 Million Viewers
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, December 2.

[12/04/12 - 01:27 PM]
ABC Launches the Official #WhoShotFitz Campaign on "Scandal"
The cast of "Scandal" will be tweeting live discussing #WhoShotFitz this Thursday, December 6.

[12/04/12 - 01:20 PM]
Disney Channel's "Sofia the First" Crowned #1 Cable TV Telecast Ever in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, November 18.

[12/04/12 - 01:20 PM]
The CW's New Midseason Drama "Cult" Premieres on Tuesday, February 19 (9:00-10:00 PM)
Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal and Robert Knepper co-star in the newcomer.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.