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[12/19/12 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 19
Updates include: FOX orders 10th season of "So You Think You Can Dance"; "See Dad Run" to get second season on Nick at Nite; and Bryan Singer target revival of "The Twilight Zone."

[12/19/12 - 07:34 PM]
USA Orders Season Eight of "Psych"
The veteran drama will tie "Monk" as the cable channel's longest running scripted series.

[12/19/12 - 05:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars," "Ink Master" Season Finales Top Charts
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Stories of Survival," TLC's "My Three Wives" and Discovery's "Zombie Apocalypse."

[12/19/12 - 03:30 PM]
"Mega Week" Premieres of Supersized Episodes and a Much Anticipated Series Debut Takes Discovery Channel to #4 in All of Cable Prime Time for Week Ending Dec. 16
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/19/12 - 02:27 PM]
Spike's "Ink Master" Season 2 Finale Marks Up the Competition, Ranking as the #1 Original Series on All Of Cable
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/19/12 - 02:06 PM]
Natasha Henstridge, Sean Patrick Flanery and Jennifer Gibson Star in the World Premiere of "Cold Spring," Friday, January 4 on LMN
Henstridge and Flanery play a couple that moves to the small town of Cold Spring to start a new life.

[12/19/12 - 02:02 PM]
NBCUniversal and Mediacom Communications Announce Wide-Ranging, Multi-Year TV Everywhere Distribution Agreement
Today's announcement follows NBCUniversal's recent distribution agreements with Cablevision, Suddenlink and Verizon.

[12/19/12 - 01:25 PM]
Sony Pictures Television Sells "Rules of Engagement" Cable Syndication Rights to Turner for January 2, 2013 Debut
The series is currently airing in broadcast syndication in 96% of the country on leading stations in major markets.

[12/19/12 - 01:06 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Donate $50.000 to Benefit Local Rebuilding Together Affiliates in Central Ohio and Detroit
The challenge paired teams from The Ohio State University and University of Michigan in a friendly competition to see who could raise the most funds.

[12/19/12 - 12:56 PM]
"ESPN's Friday Night Fights" Returns January 4 with New Host Todd Grisham
Blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore and ringside analyst Teddy Atlas will return to describe the action.

[12/19/12 - 12:47 PM]
CBS by the Numbers at Mid-Season
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/19/12 - 12:43 PM]
Disney XD Soars to Biggest Year in Network's History in Total Viewers and Across Key Kids and Boys
Disney XD spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/19/12 - 12:33 PM]
MTV Renews "Catfish: The TV Show" for a Second Season
Debuting on November 12, "Catfish: The TV Show" became MTV's highest rated series premiere at 11:00/10:00c in network history.

[12/19/12 - 12:00 PM]
ESPN and Cowboys Extend Cowboys Classic Labor Day Weekend Matchup Through 2024
The 2014 Cowboys Classic will pit Florida State against Oklahoma State in prime time on Saturday, August 30.

[12/19/12 - 11:38 AM]
Showtime Anytime(R) Now Available with DirecTV
The service is also available now nationwide to AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum TV and Verizon FiOS customers.

[12/19/12 - 11:35 AM]
ABC Family Casts Lacey Chabert and Grace Phipps to Guest Star in New Episodes of Original Series "Baby Daddy"
Chabert will guest star in two episodes as "a sports psychologist who begins working with Danny (Derek Theler) when he experiences a hockey slump."

[12/19/12 - 11:31 AM]
WatchESPN Now Available to Optimum TV Customers
Optimum TV customers can now conveniently watch live events from the ESPN networks they receive in their package, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU.

[12/19/12 - 11:16 AM]
BBC America Commissions Full Season Order of "The Nerdist" with Chris Hardwick
10 new episodes will roll out this spring alongside the return of "Doctor Who," "Being Human" and new original series "Orphan Black."

[12/19/12 - 11:12 AM]
Christina Aguilera to Perform and Receive the 2013 "People's Voice" Award at the "People's Choice Awards 2013"
She will be joining previously announced performer country star Jason Aldean.

[12/19/12 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series Celebrates Soldiers Who Risk Their Lives to Clear the World's Most Dangerous and Heavily-Mined Roads
"Heroes of Hell's Highway," a three-part series, premieres Saturday, December 29 on the network.

[12/19/12 - 11:01 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Weekly Night of Exploration Fridays Beginning January 11, 2013
The block is "dedicated to the hotshots, the mavericks and the best in their fields who have devoted their lives to exploring the world around us."

[12/19/12 - 11:00 AM]
History(R) Marks Six Years of Growth - Best Year Ever for the Network
History spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/19/12 - 10:19 AM]
Nick Cannon's "Incredible Crew" Premieres on Cartoon Network January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET, PT)
Plus: look for a special one-hour series preview on Monday, December 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/19/12 - 10:17 AM]
Finalists to Duet with Guest Artists Tonight on "The X Factor" Season Finale
Plus: One Direction and Pitbull to perform on the two-hour season finale on Thursday, December 20.

[12/19/12 - 09:59 AM]
MTV2 Begins Production on Mac Miller Six-Part Special to Debut in First Quarter 2013
In addition, MTV2 today confirmed "MTV2's Guy Code" season three premiere date for Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00/10:00c.

[12/19/12 - 09:54 AM]
"NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Vegas" All Post Week-to-Week Growth in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/19/12 - 09:26 AM]
Ring in the New Year with Special Event Programming Marathons on The Hub TV Network
Look for a special 10-episode marathon of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" that kicks off Monday, December 31.

[12/19/12 - 09:22 AM]
Video: A Holiday Message from the Ewings
Check out the holiday card from TNT's "Dallas," which returns Monday, January 28.

[12/19/12 - 09:21 AM]
Disney Channel Earns Historic #1 Total Day Win in Kids 2-11 in 2012; Magical Year Two for Disney Junior Block
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/19/12 - 08:53 AM]
"The Voice" Finale Hits Season-High Results for the Series in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/19/12 - 08:52 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Comedies Build Against "The Voice" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/19/12 - 08:18 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS is the top draw in total viewers.

[12/19/12 - 08:00 AM]
History's New Scripted Series "Vikings" Premieres March 3 at 10 p.m.
Travis Fimmel, Gabriel Byrne, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick and George Blagden co-star in the project.

[12/19/12 - 07:14 AM]
"Bizarre Foods America" with Andrew Zimmern to Premiere on Monday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Plus: look for a "Bizarre Foods America - Fan Favorites" special to lead off said night at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/12 - 11:14 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Crowns Winner of Third Cycle of Hit Vocal Competition Series Tonight
"The Voice" returns for a new fourth cycle of new shows on Monday, March 25.

[12/18/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 18
Updates include: Natasha Lyonne eyed for FOX comedy; James Callis to guest on The CW's "Arrow"; and Lydia R. Diamond to bring "Stick Fly" to HBO.

[12/18/12 - 04:31 PM]
Discovery Channel's "American Chopper" Ends Its Series Run with Supersized Episodes and Viewership Highs
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16 plus Monday, December 17.

[12/18/12 - 04:30 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping ESPN's "Monday Night Football"
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Picture Paris," VH1's "Tiny Tonight! 2012: Year in Review" and Oxygen's "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too."

[12/18/12 - 04:14 PM]
Elizabeth Rohm, Sam Page and Shannon Elizabeth Star in the World Premiere of "In the Dark," Saturday, January 12, 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime
Richard Gabai helmed the film, which also features Elizabeth Pena, Aiden Turner and Patrick Muldoom.

[12/18/12 - 02:24 PM]
New 8-Part Series "The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents" Premieres on Tuesday, January 15 at 9 pm ET on History(R)
Back-to-back episodes will air nightly through Thursday, January 18.

[12/18/12 - 02:11 PM]
Star-Studded Boneheads Abound in the All-New E! Special "Celebrity Oops... They Did It Again" Premiering Wednesday, December 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT
The special will "count down the most eyebrow-raising, the most shocking, the most downright boneheaded celebrity moments in recent memory."

[12/18/12 - 01:59 PM]
Oxygen Media Launches "The Face Challenge" on YouTube for New Modeling Competition Series Featuring Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova & Coco Rocha
Fans can submit videos emulating the supermodels for a chance to win the ultimate VIP treatment.

[12/18/12 - 01:46 PM]
Get Caught Up on All the Love, Power, Sex and Song in "Nashville: The Whole Story," Wednesday, January 2 on ABC
The recap special will let viewers "relive your favorite moments and get caught up on all the romantic intrigue."

[12/18/12 - 01:32 PM]
"Hacking the Planet," New Series on The Weather Channel, Asks "Can Man Control Mother Nature?"
The six-episode series premieres Thursday, February 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[12/18/12 - 01:20 PM]
Cartoon Network Announces Voting Categories and Nominees for the Third Annual Hall of Game(TM) Awards
Last year's event yielded 102 million votes and voting is now open for the first 10 categories.

[12/18/12 - 01:09 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Real Housewives of Atlanta," "Royal Pains" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Golden Sisters," E!'s "True Hollywood Story: Amanda Bynes" and VH1's "Divas 2012."

[12/18/12 - 01:04 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: "Victorious," "Baby's First Christmas" Top Viewers
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Live from the Rolling Stones," OWN's "Six Little McGhees" and FX's "The Ultimate Fighter Live."

[12/18/12 - 12:49 PM]
GSN's "Match Game" Marathon Airs December 25th with Two Never Before Seen Episodes
Said installments include the pilot of the original NBC series hosted by Gene Rayburn and the CBS pilot for the daytime series, also hosted by Rayburn.

[12/18/12 - 12:36 PM]
DIY Network Programming Carries Real-Life Renovation Theme Into 2013 with Three New Docu-Style Series
"Made In Milwaukee," "A Bryk at a Time" and "Rescue My Renovation" are all on tap in the new year.

[12/18/12 - 11:31 AM]
Adult Swim's Total Day Delivery Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks with Adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
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[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.