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[01/04/13 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 4
Updates include: Anna Faris to play "Mom" for CBS; HBO's "Life's Too Short" to wrap with special; and Wendi McLendon-Covey to return to ABC's "Modern Family."

[01/04/13 - 06:19 PM]
Interview: "Once Upon a Time" Co-Stars Josh Dallas & Robert Carlyle
Plus: Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla and Steve Pearlman talk season two of the ABC drama.

[01/04/13 - 06:13 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Buckwild" No Match for ESPN's Fiesta Bowl
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Lost and Found," Nickelodeon's "House of Anubis" and Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers."

[01/04/13 - 05:05 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Sugar Bowl Continues ESPN Win Streak
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Sweepstakers," E!'s "How Hollywood Helps" and truTV's "Black Gold."

[01/04/13 - 03:24 PM]
ABC Returns This January with All-New Episodes and Live Tweeting!
It all begins tonight with "Last Man Standing" co-star Christoph Sanders up at @stophsanders.

[01/04/13 - 02:29 PM]
Chick-fil-A & Outback Bowls: First & Fourth Most-Viewed Non-BCS Bowls on ESPN Ever
ESPN further spins the numbers for Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1.

[01/04/13 - 01:55 PM]
Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo to star in HBO Films' "The Normal Heart," Directed by Ryan Murphy
The film is written by Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name.

[01/04/13 - 01:46 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview
The pay channels issue their biannual recap of their upcoming offerings.

[01/04/13 - 01:45 PM]
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon Star in HBO Films' "Behind the Candelabra," Executive Produced by Jerry Weintraub, Directed by Steven Soderbergh, from a Script by Richard LaGravenese
Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser and Debbie Reynolds also star in the project.

[01/04/13 - 01:33 PM]
E!'s "White Hot Winter" Heats Up the Coldest Months of the Year with a New Series Premiere, Returning Hit Favorites and Signature Red Carpet Events
Look for the premiere of "Chasing The Saturdays" (Sunday, January 20) plus the return of "After Lately" (Monday, February 25).

[01/04/13 - 12:17 PM]
A&E Network Greenlights "Rodeo Girls" to Series
The eight-episode series "goes behind the scenes and offers a glimpse into the lavish and glamorous world of the women of the pro rodeo circuit."

[01/04/13 - 12:12 PM]
Chiller Unveils Winter 2013 Programming
Highlights include repeats of "R.L. Stine's The Nightmare Room" and "Pushing Daisies."

[01/04/13 - 12:12 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama Series "Bates Motel" on Monday, March 18 at 10PM ET/PT
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot and Nicola Peltz star in the series, from executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.

[01/04/13 - 11:59 AM]
HBO Films' "Mrs. Harris" to Receive Encore Presentations
Jean Harris, author of "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet," passed away last month.

[01/04/13 - 11:55 AM]
HBO Confirms Lineup of Documentaries for the First Half of 2013
Said offerings begin with "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," premiering Monday, February 4.

[01/04/13 - 11:53 AM]
"Vice," News Series Featuring Startling, Groundbreaking Stories from Around the World, Debuts This Spring, Exclusively on HBO
Shane Smith hosts the series, from fellow executive producers Bill Maher and Eddy Moretti.

[01/04/13 - 11:52 AM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Family Tree," Created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock, Starring Chris O'Dowd, Debuts This Spring
The series also features appearances by Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Don Lake, Michael McKean, Kevin Pollak and Fred Willard.

[01/04/13 - 11:51 AM]
"Parade's End," Sweeping Five-Part HBO Miniseries Adapting Ford Madox Ford's Groundbreaking Novels, Debuts Feb. 26, 27 and 28, Exclusively on HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens co-star in the three-night event.

[01/04/13 - 11:26 AM]
Venture Into the Cutthroat World of Marine Salvage in Discovery's All-New Series "Shipwreck Men"
Look for the newcomer to premiere Monday, January 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[01/04/13 - 11:15 AM]
"Katie" Draws Its Biggest Audience in 5 Weeks and a Series High in Women 18-34
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of December 17-21.

[01/04/13 - 11:07 AM]
National Geographic Channel Upgrades Your Inner Operating System with New Series "Brain Games"
Jason Silva hosts the series, which sizes up "the human brain with an intricate series of interactive experiments to see how easily the brain can be fooled."

[01/04/13 - 10:05 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the Week's #1 Syndie Talker with its Top Rating in 1 Year
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of December 17-21.

[01/04/13 - 09:53 AM]
USA Network Kicks Off 2013 with Huge Numbers on New Year's Day with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Marathon
USA spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 1.

[01/04/13 - 09:52 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Presentation "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," Debuts Feb. 4, Exclusively on HBO
The project "investigates the secret crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a charismatic Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 Deaf children in a school under his control."

[01/04/13 - 09:48 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights Real Life Series "The Governor's Wife"
The series - premiering Wednesday, February 27 - follows former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife, Trina, as they redefine a "new normal" in the new South.

[01/04/13 - 09:29 AM]
"Big Bang Theory," "Person of Interest" Deliver Series-High Ratings; Best "Elementary" Since Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 3.

[01/04/13 - 09:27 AM]
Syfy's Annual "Twilight Zone" New Year's Eve Marathon Takes 1.1 Million Total Viewers Into the Fifth Dimension of Imagination
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, December 31.

[01/04/13 - 09:14 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Scores Double-Digit Ratings Growth for 2012 in Both Primetime and Total Day Across Key Demos
OWN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/04/13 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Originals Crush Its Mostly Repeat Competition
"The Big Bang Theory" delivers nearly 19 million viewers and a 6.0 rating among adults 18-49.

[01/04/13 - 07:47 AM]
Four-Game BCS Rating Up Leading Into Monday's National Championship
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, January 3.

[01/04/13 - 07:09 AM]
Wild Planet Productions Announces a New Television Series: "Biggest and Baddest" with Niall McCann
The series launches Saturday, January 5 at 8:00/7:00c on Velocity.

[01/04/13 - 06:56 AM]
Today's Hottest Stars to Attend the "People's Choice Awards 2013"
Christina Aguilera, Jason Aldean and Alicia Keys will perform live on the 39th annual event, airing Wednesday, January 9 on CBS.

[01/04/13 - 06:32 AM]
85th Oscars(R) to Feature Special Celebration of James Bond
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10 in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

[01/04/13 - 06:07 AM]
Amazon Announces Prime Instant Video Licensing Agreement with A+E Networks
Prior seasons of popular series from A&E, bio, History and Lifetime will be available on the Prime Instant Video service.

[01/03/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 3
Updates include: Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence to team for comedy project; Nancy Pelosi to guest on "30 Rock" finale; and Mike O'Malley, Liza Snyder to visit FOX's "Raising Hope."

[01/03/13 - 08:33 PM]
Paul: "Breaking Bad" to Return Sunday, July 14
The Emmy-winning actor posted the news to his Twitter account this evening.

[01/03/13 - 05:18 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Rose, Orange Bowls Dominate the Competition
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Storage Wars: New York," TLC's "Totally T-Boz" and Oxygen's "Biggest Baddest Model Moments."

[01/03/13 - 05:13 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Chick-fil-A Bowl Keeps ESPN in Front
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Andrew Dice Clay: Indestructible," Cartoon Network's "Incredible Crew" and more!

[01/03/13 - 04:09 PM]
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2013," an Interactive Countdown Special Hosted by Boomer Esiason and Aisha Tyler, to Be Broadcast Wednesday, Jan. 30
Viewers once again will get to vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercial of all time.

[01/03/13 - 03:45 PM]
"The NFL on CBS" Begins AFC Playoff Coverage with Indianapolis Colts-Baltimore Ravens Wild Card Game #2 on Sunday, Jan. 6
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action live from the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

[01/03/13 - 02:32 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Ice Love Coco," Food Network's "Sugar Dome" and History's "Bamazon."

[01/03/13 - 02:27 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN's Valero Alamo, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowls Top the Night
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Heroes of Hell's Highway," History's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and Lifetime's "She Made Them Do It."

[01/03/13 - 02:22 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with Meineke Car Care, Russell Athletic Bowls
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Killer Karaoke," TLC's "Vegas Brides" and History's "I Love the 1880s."

[01/03/13 - 01:37 PM]
Video: Oprah Winfrey Interviews David Letterman on the Next "Oprah's Next Chapter" Airing This Sunday, January 6
Watch three clips from this week's episode, due at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[01/03/13 - 01:35 PM]
Animal Planet Has Its Best Year Ever - 2012 Scores Milestone with Most-watched Year Ever in Prime and Total Day
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/03/13 - 01:20 PM]
TBS Now Officially Reigns as Basic Cable's #1 Network of the Year with Adults 18-34 in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 24-30 plus the year to date.

[01/03/13 - 12:04 PM]
CBS News' "48 Hours: The Stranger Beside Me" Was Saturday's #1 Primetime Program in Both Households and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, December 29.

[01/03/13 - 12:01 PM]
"The Crossover: with Beadle and Briggs" Premieres Monday, January 28, at 6 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Network
Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs will co-host the weekly half-hour series.

[01/03/13 - 11:54 AM]
ABC Family Presents "Tweetapalooza!," a Two-Night Social Media Event Featuring ABC Family Stars Tweeting Live with Fans During Their Premieres
Gilles Marini, Sutton Foster, Keegan Allen and Alexandra Chando are among those participating.

[01/03/13 - 11:40 AM]
Investigation Discovery Explores America's Most Compelling Mysteries with a New Season of "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones"
The season opener includes a prison interview with former New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts linebacker, Eric Naposki.







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[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.