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[01/09/13 - 11:22 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2012: #30-21
Our annual countdown continues with "Community," "Justified," "Mad Men" and more!

[01/09/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 9
Updates include: "Mixology" lands pilot order from ABC; Showtime renews "Gigolos," "Polyamory"; and Dylan Walsh set for two-parter on ABC's "Castle."

[01/09/13 - 05:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Justified" Tops Viewers, "Liars" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "The Joe Schmo Show," Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" and Comedy Central's "The Burn with Jeff Ross."

[01/09/13 - 03:41 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Returns as TV's #1 Show in Key Demos; Accounts for Over 52% of All Tuesday TV Twitter Posts
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 03:31 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: BCS National Championship Dominates for ESPN
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Black Ink Crew," OWN's "Trouble Next Door" and A&E's "The Haunting of."

[01/09/13 - 01:17 PM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" (working title) from Wolf Films and Magical Elves
The series will join the TNT lineup in late summer 2013 alongside "Boston's Finest," "The Hero" and "72 Hours."

[01/09/13 - 12:30 PM]
"Hemlock Grove" Eli Roth's Gothic Thriller Developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman Available Only on Netflix April 19
Famke Janssen, Bill SkarsgÄrd, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley and Dougray Scott star in the 13-episode drama.

[01/09/13 - 12:00 PM]
CBS Has the Top 16 and 19 of the Top 20 Non-Sports Broadcasts of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/09/13 - 11:38 AM]
BBC Worldwide Inks Milestone Syndication Deal with Public Television Stations for British Crime Drama "DCI Banks"
The series will premiere on public television stations across the country, including WUSF Tampa, KERA Dallas and KCET Los Angeles, starting in January.

[01/09/13 - 11:24 AM]
GSN Announces Premiere Dates for "The American Bible Challenge" and "Family Trade"
"Family Trade" premieres Tuesday, March 5 while "The American Bible Challenge" is due back on Thursday, March 21.

[01/09/13 - 11:21 AM]
NBC Partners with Sprinkles Cupcakes to Bring a Little Sweetness to the Launch of New Comedy Series "1600 Penn"
The branded cupcakes will be available free of charge in their 11 bakeries - located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, among others.

[01/09/13 - 10:58 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Kicks Off its New Slot with its 2nd-Biggest Audience Ever
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 10:54 AM]
TBS's "Cougar Town" Opens Doors to More Than 1.3 Million Adults 18-49
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 10:46 AM]
NBC Sports Group Announces MLS Coverage Plans for the 2013 Regular Season
Three MLS regular-season games will air on NBC, with 38 on NBC Sports Network.

[01/09/13 - 10:31 AM]
CBS Television Distribution Sells Daytime Talk Show "The Test" Into 56% of the Country
The conflict resolution talk show, hosted by Kirk Fox, uses lie detector and DNA tests to settle relationship and paternity disputes among the guests.

[01/09/13 - 10:29 AM]
"The Soup" Reveals a Brand-New Look for the New Year
One of the changes is the brand-new, redesigned logo, "which takes motifs from the old logo and updates them for a sleek new look."

[01/09/13 - 10:23 AM]
CMT Offers Up the Ultimate Redneck Recliner Just in Time for Season Three of "My Big Redneck Vacation"
New episodes return to the cable channel on Saturday, January 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/09/13 - 10:11 AM]
Starz in Black and Encore Honor Black History Month (February)
The former will showcase a double feature of documentary films focusing on the socio-political struggles and movements Black Americans experienced.

[01/09/13 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" Returns as Monday's #1 Scripted Cable TV Telecast in Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[01/09/13 - 10:03 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Returns to Hollywood For Its Second Post-Oscars(R) Broadcast, Live from the Dolby Theatre(TM)
Said episode will air live on Monday, February 25 at 9 a.m. ET.

[01/09/13 - 09:54 AM]
As "Days of Our Lives" Celebrates Its 12,000th Episode This Week, NBC Renews the Iconic Daytime Drama Through September 2014
The 12,000th episode will air this Friday, January 11.

[01/09/13 - 09:52 AM]
Lifetime to Celebrate Black History Month with Three World Premiere Movies
Look for "Betty & Coretta" (February 2), "Twist of Faith" (February 9) and "Pastor Brown" (February 16) in the coming weeks.

[01/09/13 - 09:37 AM]
"NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" Deliver Largest Audiences of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 09:10 AM]
"SNL" Heats Up February with Justin Bieber as Host and Musical Guest on February 9
The series returns on January 19 with host Jennifer Lawrence and musical guest The Lumineers, and on January 26 with host Adam Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar.

[01/09/13 - 08:59 AM]
"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" Hits Series Highs for an 8:30 Telecast in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 08:48 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Full Lineup for 30th Annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival
"The Walking Dead" will kick off things on Friday, March 1 and conclude with "American Horror Story: Asylum" on Friday, March 15.

[01/09/13 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Happy Endings" Is Up and Nearly Ties NBC's "Go On" in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Pushes CBS in Front Among Viewers, Demons
Plus: NBC's "Parenthood," FOX's "Ben & Kate" and ABC's "Happy Endings" all see gains.

[01/09/13 - 08:03 AM]
Rocsi Diaz Signed as Weekend Co-Anchor and Daily Correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight"
Diaz comes to ET from BET's "106 & Park," a daily music video show, where she was a co-host.

[01/09/13 - 08:01 AM]
CBS Announces Participating Companies for the New Reality Competition Series "The Job," to Premiere Friday, Feb. 8 on the CBS Television Network
Palm Restaurant Group, Cosmopolitan, Major League Soccer, Epic Records, Zynga, Live Nation, Gilt and Viceroy Hotel Group are among the participants.

[01/09/13 - 07:44 AM]
Backed by National Multi-Media Marketing Campaign, Syfy's Hit Series "Total Blackout" Returns Tuesday, January 15 at 10:30PM
Said return will follow the 90-minute season premiere of "Face Off."

[01/09/13 - 07:22 AM]
TLC's New Series "Starter Wives Confidential" Premieres Tuesday, January 29 at 10PM
Each episode "shares the lives of seven women who supported their former husbands/boyfriends before the fame and wealth made them the men they are today."

[01/09/13 - 06:02 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees The Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift to Perform on "The 55th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 10
FUN. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations.

[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.







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[12/18/14 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Family to Air an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Winter Premiere During "The Hunger Games" on Monday, December 29
The network's flagship series returns Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/14 - 01:13 PM]
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation in Two-Part TLC Special "Fat and Back" (WT)
Said installments are set for Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:18 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for Season Two of "Salem" Set to Return to WGN America in April
In the spot, Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town's witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:14 AM]
New Five-Part ESPN Series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" Set for January 14
The series will air four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (re-airs on ESPNU) with a fifth and final episode airing in mid-February.

[12/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV and Ace Hardware Announce Major Partnership for the Network's Innovative New Series, "Framework"
The series will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen Degeneres, Kat Dennings, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2015"
The event, airing Wednesday, January 7, will be hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" Couples, Fan Favorites and Host Chris Harrison Will Share Their Love With Millions of Viewers on the First-Ever "Bachelor" Float in the 126th Rose Parade(R)
Chris Soules, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are among those participating.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:26 AM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel in New Year with "Unwrapped 2.0"
The newcomer launches Monday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.