[wednesday, december 19, 2012]    
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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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[10/07/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Orders Seventh and Eighth Seasons of Emmy Award-Winning "Bob's Burgers"
"Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America's most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons," said David Madden.

[10/07/15 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" are two of only three series even or above from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/07/15 - 07:14 AM]
A&E Network Set to Air the Highly Anticipated Original Drama Series "The Frankenstein Chronicles" in the US
The hour-long drama starring Sean Bean is a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein Myth set in 19th century London.

[10/07/15 - 05:45 AM]
Christina Aguilera Returns to Join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams as Coaches for Season 10 of "The Voice"
The 10th season will begin in February.

[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.