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[01/08/13 - 11:14 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2012: #40-31
Our annual countdown continues with "Modern Family," "White Collar," "Parks & Recreation" and more!

[01/08/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 8
Updates include: NBC gives pilot order to "Bloodlines"; Sarah Shahi lands arc on CBS's "Person of Interest"; and Anthony Michael Hall to recur on MTV's "Awkward."

[01/08/13 - 05:33 PM]
President Obama Welcomes New NBC Comedy Series "1600 Penn" to White House for Screening on January 9
The late-afternoon event climaxes a whirlwind day of promotional events in Washington, D.C., designed to launch "1600 Penn."

[01/08/13 - 04:25 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Extends Demo Streak to Five Weeks
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Making Mr. Right," Lifetime's "An Amish Murder" and TLC's "Best Funeral Ever."

[01/08/13 - 04:21 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Worldwide Exclusive with Lance Armstrong Airs Thursday, January 17 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The special 90-minute Thursday night episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/13 - 04:20 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Is "Victorious" in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Underemployed," OWN's "Six Little McGhees" and TBS's "Wedding Band."

[01/08/13 - 04:08 PM]
Production to Start on "Home Again" with Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison Set to Premiere Thanksgiving 2013 on ABC Family
Cameron Mathison and Mary Kay Place also star in the project, from director Jerry Ciccoritti and writers Michael Vickerman & Ann Gunder.

[01/08/13 - 02:22 PM]
Animal Planet's "Gator Boys" Snaps Up 1.3 Million Viewers in Season Two Debut
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6.

[01/08/13 - 02:03 PM]
HGTV Rings in the New Year with Record Ratings
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 1.

[01/08/13 - 02:01 PM]
Discovery Channel Uncovers the World of Illegal Smuggling and Trafficking in the Eye-Opening Series "Extreme Smuggling"
The four-part series launches this Monday, January 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[01/08/13 - 01:41 PM]
Cartoon Network Ranks as Television's #1 Network for Total Day Delivery of Boys 6-11 & 9-14
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 01:26 PM]
Successful Holiday Programming Events and Slate of Network Movie Premieres Drive Strong New Year Start for The Hub TV Network
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 01:16 PM]
BCS National Championship: Cable's Second Biggest Audience of All Time
ESPN further spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[01/08/13 - 01:11 PM]
"Boo Boo" Rings in 2013 with the Series' Most-Watched Episode to Date
TLC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6.

[01/08/13 - 12:37 PM]
FOX at TCA: "In Living Color" Reboot Not Happening, "Goodwin Games" Could Be Pushed to Summer
Plus: Kevin Reilly on the futures of "The X Factor" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

[01/08/13 - 12:22 PM]
Jackson: "America's Best Dance Crew" May Find a New Home
The "American Idol" judge says his MTV dance competition is hoping to set up shop somewhere else.

[01/08/13 - 12:05 PM]
Seahawks/Redskins NFC Wildcard Clash Scores Big on FOX
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6.

[01/08/13 - 11:54 AM]
NBC Sports Network Presents Five College Basketball Games and Three College Hockey Contests This Week
No. 19 San Diego State will host Colorado State at the Viejas Arena in primetime beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/08/13 - 11:50 AM]
"Magic City" Turns Up the Heat in Miami Casting Rap Icon Rick Ross
He'll play "Butterball," the proprietor of an illegal Cuban/American gambling house in Miami known as a "bolita," (the numbers racket).

[01/08/13 - 11:47 AM]
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to Co-Host the "48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7 on the CBS Television Network
This will mark reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Shelton's third consecutive turn hosting a live televised event.

[01/08/13 - 11:47 AM]
Bravo Media Delivers Its Best Night Ever on January 6
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7.

[01/08/13 - 11:35 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 2 Among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 Among Teens During a Quiet Holiday Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 10:59 AM]
Live Plus 3-Day Playback Lifts CBS's Record Thursday Ratings
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 3.

[01/08/13 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Has the Top 10 Scripted Programs in a Week of Series Milestones
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 10:47 AM]
Live Twitter Chat with "Malibu Country" Star Sara Rue Set to Take Place on Friday, January 11
She will be up on Twitter at @sararueforreal during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[01/08/13 - 10:45 AM]
Up 27% Week to Week in Adults 18-49, ABC Airs 7 of the Top 20 Non-Sports Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 10:34 AM]
Disney Channel Rings in 2013 as #1 Total Day TV Network Across All Kids Posting Most-Watched First Week of the Year Ever
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 10:26 AM]
NBCUniversal Announces Winners of Its Annual "Stand-Up for Diversity" Comic Search as Comedians Gina Brillon and Jon Laster Earn Talent Deal with NBCUniversal
Gina Brilllon and Jon Laster took home the top honors, "the climax of a four-city outreach to discover the funniest diverse comics in the United States."

[01/08/13 - 10:04 AM]
Sing Along with Dora In Brand-New Primetime Special, "Dora Rocks!" Premiering Monday, Jan. 14, at 7PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
Emmy award-winning "Dora the Explorer" currently reaches more preschoolers than any other show on television.

[01/08/13 - 09:04 AM]
AMC's Newest Unscripted Series "Showville," (formerly Titled "Road Show") Announces Lineup of Small Towns Across the Country to Be Visited for Talent Competition
Plus: actor Alec Mapa and choreographer Lisette Bustamante were named as the series' performance coaches.

[01/08/13 - 09:03 AM]
Erykah Badu, Wayne Brady, Brandy, Mint Condition, Jimmy Jam, Alicia Keys, Ledisi, the SOS Band and Terry Lewis Announced as Performers for "BET Honors 2013"
This year's honorees include Clarence Avant, Halle Berry, T.D. Jakes, Chaka Khan and Lisa Leslie.

[01/08/13 - 08:58 AM]
Allen Haff and Ton Jones to Open Their Own Storefront in "Auction Hunters: Pawnshop Edition"
The franchise's fourth season rolls out Wednesday, January 30 at 9:00/8:00c on Spike TV.

[01/08/13 - 08:52 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelor" Is Monday's #1 TV Series in Adults 18-34 and Women
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[01/08/13 - 08:43 AM]
The Regular-Slot Debut of "The Biggest Loser" Is the #1 Show of the Night on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[01/08/13 - 08:32 AM]
"2nd Annual NFL Honors" to Be Broadcast Super Bowl Eve, Saturday, Feb. 2 on CBS
Alec Baldwin will serve as host of the star-studded football and entertainment event.

[01/08/13 - 08:30 AM]
Seth Rogen Set to Guest-Star on "The Mindy Project" Tuesday, February 19, on FOX
He'll play Mindy's "first kiss" in the episode, in which they reminisce about their time at Jewish summer camp.

[01/08/13 - 08:29 AM]
NBC Sports Group to Air 12 Hours of 2013 National Heads-Up Poker Championship Presented by WSOP.COM from Caesars Palace
Highlights include three original airings on NBC and three on NBC Sports Network beginning March 14.

[01/08/13 - 08:29 AM]
FOX Digs Up New Season of "Bones" - Veteran Procedural Renewed for Ninth Season
"We at FOX, along with millions of zealous fans, look forward to seeing where the incredible creative team takes the series next season," said Kevin Reilly.

[01/08/13 - 08:28 AM]
"American Idol" Debuts with Two-Night Premiere Wednesday, January 16, and Thursday, January 17, on FOX
The network details its schedule for the new season through March.

[01/08/13 - 08:27 AM]
FOX Unveils First Two Major Event Series in Development
M. Night Shyamalan's "Wayward Pines" and Bruce C. McKenna's "Blood Brothers" have both been put into development.

[01/08/13 - 08:26 AM]
Investigation Discovery Flips the Script to Take Fans on an Engaging Ride for Newest Series -- "Redrum"
This unique experience delivers a digital short using the RIDES.tv platform to highlight the unique structure of the series.

[01/08/13 - 08:26 AM]
"Animation Domination High-Def," FOX's New Alternative Animated Programming Block, to Premiere Saturday, July 27
Series offerings include "Axe Cop" and "High School USA!"

[01/08/13 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Biggest Loser," NBC Edge "Bachelor," ABC in Adults 18-49
The Peacock's "Deception" likewise sneaks past the Alphabet's "Castle" in the key demographic.

[01/08/13 - 08:17 AM]
CBS Sports' Live Stream of Super Bowl XLVII to Break New Ground Offering Viewers Enhanced Second-Screen Viewing Experience
The enhanced features on CBSSports.com include the first-ever live stream of the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.

[01/08/13 - 08:16 AM]
Heyeper Zoom Camera System Highlights CBS Sports' Technological Advances for Super Bowl XLVII Coverage
CBS Sports is deploying six "Heyeper Zoom" high frame rate, 4K replay and zoom camera systems.

[01/08/13 - 08:13 AM]
CBS Sports to Broadcast Super Bowl XLVII Live on February 3
The Eye details its complete schedule for Super Bowl Sunday, including the post-game installment of "Elementary."

[01/08/13 - 08:12 AM]
CBS Sports Jazzes Up Super Bowl Coverage with Celebration of New Orleans with Grammy Award-Winning Native Wynton Marsalis
The one-hour special airs 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET on Sunday, February 3.

[01/08/13 - 07:11 AM]
NBC Wins the Season's 15th Week in 18-49, Total Viewers and All Other Key Ratings Categories
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 07:08 AM]
VH1 Mixes It Up, Teaming Up with Smirnoff Vodka for Third Season of "Master of the Mix"
The reality-based competition show returns at 12 AM EST on Monday, April 1 on VH1.

[01/08/13 - 06:27 AM]
ESPN's 2013 BCS National Championship Rating Up 14 Percent
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.







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[04/16/14 - 10:09 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in Live Twitter Chat with Fans During East Coast Broadcasts Tonight
Starting at 8:00/7:00c, fans can tweet Christopher Rich at @AceCharmer and Melissa Peterman at @Followtheblonde.

[04/16/14 - 10:03 AM]
GSN Announces a New Lineup of Competitors for Third Season of "The American Bible Challenge," Premiering Thursday, May 22 at 8 PM (ET/PT)
Season three premieres with two back-to-back original episodes on Thursday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c, and will air new episodes every Thursday at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" Exclusively Broadcasts from the Inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards
Giuliana Rancic and Terrence Jenkins will host the one-hour special, airing Thursday, May 1 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:59 AM]
Spike TV Orders a Second Season of "Catch a Contractor" Starring Adam Carolla
The new episodes - due this fall - will be an hour long, up from season one's half-hour episodes.

[04/16/14 - 09:46 AM]
"Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks" - Swim in the Shark-Infested Waters with a Unique Look Behind-the-Scenes of the Hit Show Airing Friday, May 2, 8 pm on ABC
In keeping with the evening's theme, an all-new, original episode of "Shark Tank" will air immediately following at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:22 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" Win Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 09:17 AM]
@ESPNNBA Full Court Press: NBA Takeover for Final Night of the Regular Season
Highlights include "30 for 30: Bad Boys" on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:02 AM]
FX Orders Third Season of "The Americans"
Six episodes remain in the current season, including tonight's broadcast.

[04/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49, Led by the #1 Show of the Night, "The Voice"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:34 AM]
Pivot Taps Embassy Row to Produce New Season of Nightly Topical Series "TakePart Live," Premiering May 12th at a New Time, 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT
Offering viewers a forum to discuss the issues of the moment, "TakePart Live" explores topics from the day's headlines.

[04/16/14 - 08:33 AM]
Participant Media's Pivot Increases Commitment to Originals with Four New Shows, Eleven Series in Development, New Scripted Drama, Franchise Award Show, Over 300 Hours of Original Programming in 2014
Highlights include "Fortitude," a dark drama series, with psychological and thriller elements, that follows the residents of an Arctic town unlike any other place on Earth.

[04/16/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up and Virtually Ties "NCIS: Los Angeles" for #1 in Adults 18-49 at 9pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
The Peacock series is up from last week among adults 18-49, as are "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher."

[04/16/14 - 08:16 AM]
Cartoon Network Viewers Charmed by "Clarence"
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/16/14 - 08:04 AM]
NBCUniversal Presents Unprecedented Coverage of Premier League's "Championship Sunday" on May 11
All 10 matches will be presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET.