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[12/12/12 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 12
Updates include: Billy Campbell, Michelle Forbes won't return to AMC's "The Killing"; Cartoon Network orders "Clarence" to series; and Jason Mott's "The Returned" set up at ABC.

[12/12/12 - 07:13 PM]
Betty White Nominated for Third Consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland"
"I am so appreciative of this nomination - and it's really for all four of us on 'Hot in Cleveland,' not just for me," said White.

[12/12/12 - 05:57 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Leads Viewers, "Chopper Live" Tops Demos
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Four Houses," Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" and Lifetime's "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition."

[12/12/12 - 03:17 PM]
Discovery Channel Dominates as #1 in All of Television Among Men on Tuesday with "American Chopper Live: The Revenge" and "Amish Mafia" Sneak Peek Premiere
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 11.

[12/12/12 - 02:56 PM]
One-Hour Special "Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake" Premieres Sunday, December 16 on OWN
The special offers viewers "quirky, thought-provoking, and uplifting interviews and vignette segments contemplating the universal question - what is love?"

[12/12/12 - 02:22 PM]
Get the Full Story Amidst the Controversial Media Frenzy When E!'s "True Hollywood Story: Amanda Bynes" Premieres December 16 at 10:30PM ET/PT on E!
The latest installment in the "THS" franchise will follow a new episode of "Ice Loves Coco."

[12/12/12 - 02:21 PM]
NBC Bolsters Season Finale of "The Voice" with Performances by Marquee Stars Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and The Killers
The finale that night will conclude when a new champion is crowned.

[12/12/12 - 01:03 PM]
Sundance Channel Announces "Rectify," Network's First Wholly Owned Original Scripted Series To Debut April 22, 2013 at 10:00PM ET/PT
The six-episode series was created and written by Ray McKinnon and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

[12/12/12 - 12:59 PM]
New Season of Investigation Discovery's Signature Newsmagazine "On the Case with Paula Zahn" Premieres December 16
The series has broken the 1.0 household rating benchmark in primetime five times since its debut in October 2009.

[12/12/12 - 12:53 PM]
Video: Check out the First Look at the "Snooki & JWOWW" Season Two Trailer
Season two of the "Jersey Shore" spin-off premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/12 - 12:21 PM]
"Saturday Night Football" - Most-Viewed College Football Series on TV
ESPN spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/12/12 - 12:20 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Margo Martindale Joins the Cast of "The Americans"
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys topline the drama, premiering Wednesday, January 30 on FX.

[12/12/12 - 12:08 PM]
TeenNick Premieres Hour-Long "Degrassi" Wedding Special on 12/14
This special features a music performance of "Kiss You Inside Out" by Canadian rock royalty Hedley.

[12/12/12 - 12:03 PM]
PBR Signs Exclusive Television Agreement with CBS Sports
Through this new deal, CBS Sports Network will provide exclusive coverage of the World Finals from Las Vegas in October.

[12/12/12 - 11:33 AM]
New Episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" Featuring Jamie Foxx Airs This Sunday, December 16 on OWN
Said installment is billed as "the most personal and revealing one-on-one interview the actor, comedian and musician has ever done."

[12/12/12 - 11:07 AM]
VH1's "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" Season 2 and "Marrying The Game" Finale Premieres Monday, December 17
Both season closers air back-to-back at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c, respectively.

[12/12/12 - 11:06 AM]
Cesar Millan Searches the Globe for Dog Lovers Who Have What It Takes to Be the "Leader of the Pack"
The new Nat Geo WILD series premieres Saturday, January 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/12 - 11:00 AM]
ESPN Network to Televise 2013 Notre Dame at Michigan Matchup in Prime Time
It will be the second night game at the Big House since its opening in 1927.

[12/12/12 - 10:40 AM]
Additional Performers Announced for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013"
Newly announced additions to the West Coast party include Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Greyson Chance, Ellie Goulding and The Wanted.

[12/12/12 - 10:24 AM]
ABC Family Presents a "Bunheads" Marathon, Followed by "Dirty Dancing" and the Network Premiere of "Burlesque"
Look for said stunt on Tuesday, January 1 starting at 11AM ET/PT.

[12/12/12 - 10:17 AM]
The CW Orders New Reality Series "The Hunt" and "Perfect Score"
"The Hunt" is "an intense wilderness competition taking place over one month," while "Perfect Score" puts "a unique twist on dating game shows."

[12/12/12 - 10:07 AM]
Golden Globe-Winning Series "Enlightened," Starring Laura Dern, Kicks Off Its Second Season Jan. 13, Exclusively on HBO
Guest stars this season include Dermot Mulroney, Michaela Watkins, Amy Hill and Molly Shannon.

[12/12/12 - 09:59 AM]
New News Series "Newsreaders" Makes News on Adult Swim
Mather Zickel stars as host Louis La Fonda in the series, premiering Thursday, January 17.

[12/12/12 - 09:57 AM]
Lifetime Names Winner of "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition"
Said victor claims a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.

[12/12/12 - 09:36 AM]
Honey Boo Boo "Holladay" Special Dates Announced
Look for the first of four specials beginning Sunday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c on TLC.

[12/12/12 - 09:33 AM]
AMC Renews "Hell on Wheels" for a Third Season - John Wirth Signs on as Executive Producer and Showrunner
Season three of the series has been greenlit for ten, one-hour episodes and is scheduled to premiere in third quarter 2013.

[12/12/12 - 09:30 AM]
WE tv Unveils Seven New Shows in Development
The projects come to WE tv from a roster of accomplished production companies including Sony, World of Wonder, Electus and others.

[12/12/12 - 09:28 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 11.

[12/12/12 - 09:17 AM]
Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis Book a Return Trip to Science Channel with "An Idiot Abroad 3"
The new three-episode season premieres Saturday, January 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[12/12/12 - 09:13 AM]
Spike TV's Hit Original Series "Bar Rescue" Returns for a Third Round on Sunday, February 10 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT
New Orleans, Austin and Denver are among this season's new locales.

[12/12/12 - 09:07 AM]
CMT Lines Up January Premieres with an All-New Season of "My Big Redneck Vacation" and the Series Debut of "Guntucky"
"Guntucky," formerly known as "Full Metal Racket," follows the three generations of the Sumner family who run Knob Creek Gun Range.

[12/12/12 - 09:01 AM]
TNT Has More Original Hit Series in 2012 Than Any Other Basic Cable Network
TNT spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/12 - 09:01 AM]
TBS Tops Charts as Basic Cable's #1 Network Among Adults 18-34 in Primetime for 2012
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/12 - 08:50 AM]
"The Voice" Scores the #1 18-49 Rating of the Night, Matching Last Week's Official-National Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 11.

[12/12/12 - 08:33 AM]
Style Media Delivers Its Best Year Ever in W18-49 and W18-34
Style spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/12 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Pulls NBC in Front Among Demos
Plus: CBS's "NCIS" delivers its lowest original rating in nearly eight years.

[12/12/12 - 08:19 AM]
Oxygen Media Ends 2012 as Youngest Women's Network and #1 Women's Cable Network on Monday Prime for All Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/12 - 08:10 AM]
Kevin Michael Connolly to Host New Travel Channel Series "Armed & Ready"
This six half-hour episode series premieres on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/12 - 07:47 AM]
A&E's Hit Original Series "Barter Kings" Returns for Season Two With New Super-Sized Format
Look for six new one-hour installments beginning Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/12 - 07:33 AM]
"Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope" Premieres on PBS January 31 - 10th Anniversary
The film "is the untold inspirational story of Colonel Ilan Ramon, a fighter pilot and son of Holocaust survivors who became the first and only astronaut from Israel."

[12/12/12 - 06:24 AM]
The UK's Hottest Girl-Group Invades the States When E!'s New Series "Chasing the Saturdays" Debuts January 20th at 10pm ET/PT
The series' inaugural season focuses on the band taking up residence in Los Angeles where they will live, work and play together.

[12/12/12 - 06:16 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"Modern Family" tops the primetime television category with four nods.

[12/12/12 - 03:07 AM]
Steven Seagal's Original Series "True Justice" Season Two to Premiere Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Joining the cast this season are Adrian Holmes, Lochlyn Munro, Jesse Hutch and Tanaya Beatty.

[12/11/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 11
Updates include: ABC rescinds "Weird Desk" series order; FOX's "Rake," "I Suck at Girls" begin casting; and Chuck Lorre lands "Mom" pilot at CBS.

[12/11/12 - 05:28 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Goes Untouched with "Monday Night Football"
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Syfy 20th Anniversary Special," Discovery's "Chopper Live: Road to Revenge" and HBO's "Mel Brooks Strikes Back!"

[12/11/12 - 05:23 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Tops Demos
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Sin City Rules," History's "Bamazon" and Lifetime's "All About Christmas Eve."

[12/11/12 - 05:18 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with Heisman Trophy Presentation
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Mario & Courtney's Wedding Fiesta," Comedy Central's "Gary Gulman: In This Economy" and MTV's "Underemployed."

[12/11/12 - 04:13 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Artists Have Captured Two #1 Singles on the US iTunes Chart for the First Time in One Season
Cassadee Pope's "Stupid Boy" and Terry McDermott's "Let It Be" head the iTunes Top 10 overall singles chart.

[12/11/12 - 03:51 PM]
Hallmark Channel Moves the Premiere of "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" to Saturday, June 1
The pilot movie, starring Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal, was previous slated to bow on Saturday, January 19.

[12/11/12 - 02:55 PM]
ESPN and "Monday Night Football" Win the Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 10.







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