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[01/25/13 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 25
Updates include: J.J. Abrams-produced dramas get green light at FOX, NBC; The CW adds three dramas to its pilot lineup; and FOX halts production on "Ben & Kate."

[01/25/13 - 09:01 PM]
J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII
Lucasfilm makes the news official, with Abrams, Bryan Burk and Kathleen Kennedy producing.

[01/25/13 - 07:20 PM]
Jude Law to Present at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Other presenters include Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Daniel Day-Lewis and Robert De Niro.

[01/25/13 - 04:17 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits," "Buckwild" Top Viewer, Demo Charts
Plus: numbers for FX's "Legit," Bravo's "Kathy" and Cartoon Network's "Incredible Crew."

[01/25/13 - 02:44 PM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Garners Huge Gains Across Digital Media Platforms
ABC spins the digital numbers for Thursday, January 24.

[01/25/13 - 01:16 PM]
Interview: "103 Ways to Get Into TV (By 102 Who Did, Plus Me)" Author Jim McKairnes
The former CBS executive chats about his new book, about how to come to Los Angeles and succeed in the television business.

[01/25/13 - 12:27 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating of the Season
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 19.

[01/25/13 - 12:15 PM]
Discovery Channel Announces "Dixie Mafia," Airing Saturday, February 2 at 10PM ET/PT
The one-hour special tells the true story of Mississippi's battles with organized crime.

[01/25/13 - 11:32 AM]
"Tonight Show" Tops "Kimmel" and "Late Show" for the Week of Jan. 14-18
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 14-18.

[01/25/13 - 11:24 AM]
Matt Damon Hijacks "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and Brings the Show to Primetime, Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on ABC
Last night's episode will encore on said date, replacing a repeat of "Body of Proof."

[01/25/13 - 10:53 AM]
Syfy Sets World Television Premiere of "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" for Sunday, February 10 from 9 to 11PM ET/PT
Fans will get to see it for the first time in its film version entirety, including additional scenes not included in the online release.

[01/25/13 - 10:48 AM]
"Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for Second Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 14-18.

[01/25/13 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Renews "Girls" for Third Season
The Lena Dunham-led comedy will be back with 12 new episodes.

[01/25/13 - 10:01 AM]
FOX Fuels Up for February with High-Octane Television Events
The network details its February sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[01/25/13 - 10:00 AM]
Showtime(R) to Air New Episodes of "Jim Rome on Showtime" Beginning Wednesday, March 13th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
The series will air the second Wednesday of each month throughout 2013.

[01/25/13 - 10:00 AM]
Video: History's "Vikings" - Legend Promo
Catch the latest 30-second spot for the drama, premiering Sunday, March 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/25/13 - 09:39 AM]
"Trisha Goddard" Renewed for Second Season in National Syndication
In the November 2012 sweep "Trisha's" viewership increased 23% vs. its premiere week.

[01/25/13 - 09:36 AM]
The Series Premiere of "The Americans" on Wednesday, January 30 to Run 97 Minutes
The commercial television premiere of "Knight and Day" will kick off the night at 7:30/6:30c.

[01/25/13 - 09:21 AM]
Video: "World's Funniest Animal Commercials" Comes to truTV Jan. 31 at 8PM
John Henson hosts the one-hour special, complete with a countdown of the top 10 animal spots of all time.

[01/25/13 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of Military Channel's "Triggers" Premieres on Wednesday, February 13 at 10 PM
New episodes will continue Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c through March 20.

[01/25/13 - 09:01 AM]
VH1 Classic Finds Out "For What It's Worth" In New Pop Culture Memorabilia Series
Gary Dell'Abate and Jon Hein host the six-episode series, premiering Thursday, February 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/25/13 - 08:55 AM]
"30 Rock" Matches Its Second-Highest 18-49 Rating of the Season and Scores a Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 24.

[01/25/13 - 08:50 AM]
Cartoon Network Announces Entertainment and Sports Celebrities for 3rd Annual Hall of Game(TM) Awards
Shaquille O'Neal and Nick Cannon host this year's event, airing Monday, February 11 at 7:00/6:00c.

[01/25/13 - 08:38 AM]
"Grey's" Is Up and "Scandal" Posts Best-Ever Repeat Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 24.

[01/25/13 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos Behind "American Idol"
The network's juggernaut sparks "Glee" to its best numbers since September.

[01/25/13 - 08:25 AM]
truTV Renews "Hardcore Pawn" for Seventh Season As Breakout Hit Celebrates 100th Episode
In its sixth season, the series has averaged 2.6 million viewers - up 11% versus last season.

[01/25/13 - 08:08 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Dominates Late-Night with a First-Ever Visit by Matt Damon
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, January 24.

[01/25/13 - 08:05 AM]
ABC Announces the First Round of Celebrities Diving Into the Debut Season of "Splash" (formerly "Celebrity Diving")
The final two celebrities joining the cast will be announced closer to premiere, airing Tuesday, March 19.

[01/25/13 - 07:47 AM]
Featuring the Exclusive First On-Camera Interview with Manti Te'o, "Katie" Delivers its Highest Rating Since its September 2012 Debut
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for Thursday, January 24.

[01/25/13 - 06:01 AM]
Oscars(R) to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Last Decade
"The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[01/24/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 24
Updates include: NBC greenlights Craig Robinson-led comedy; FOX adds two single-camera projects to its pilot roster; and David Nutter to helm CBS's "The Advocates."

[01/24/13 - 04:49 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Moonshiners" Holds Off "American Horror Story" Finale
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Inside the NFL," VH1's "Making Mr. Right" and MTV's "Washington Heights."

[01/24/13 - 04:31 PM]
Golden Globe(R) Nominee Brooke Shields to Join Lifetime's Hit Drama "Army Wives"
Shields will portray brash and brilliant Air Force Colonel Katherine "Kat" Young.

[01/24/13 - 03:20 PM]
Inaugural "Wednesday Night Rivalry" Is Most-Watched NHL Game in NBC Sports Network History
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 23.

[01/24/13 - 03:18 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hardcore Pawn" Leads Viewers, "Pretty Little Liars" Tops Demos
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Totally T-Boz," E!'s "The Real 50 Shades of Grey" and OWN's "Our America with Lisa Ling."

[01/24/13 - 01:57 PM]
"Spies of Warsaw" Starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery Premieres April 3 on BBC America
The two-night event was previously set to air Wednesday, February 6 and 13 on the cable channel.

[01/24/13 - 01:18 PM]
TLC Takes Viewers Into the Wild World of "Gypsy Sisters"
The "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" spin-off premieres Sunday, February 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/24/13 - 01:10 PM]
New E! Specials "Killer in the Family" and "Infamous 911 Calls" Premiere Saturday, February 2, Beginning at 7:00 PM/ET, Only on E!
"Infamous 911 Calls" had previously been scheduled for Tuesday, December 18 on the network.

[01/24/13 - 12:01 PM]
The Russo Family Reunites in the Television Event "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex," Premiering March 15 on Disney Channel
Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Gregg Sulkin and Beau Mirchoff star in the special.

[01/24/13 - 11:48 AM]
TBS Sets Jan. 31 for "Occupy Conan" Episode Featuring Re-Created Scenes by Fans
During the episode, Conan O'Brien will be blogging live through the Emmy(R)-winning Team Coco tablet app.

[01/24/13 - 11:31 AM]
"Killing Lincoln" Premieres Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel
Billy Campbell stars as Abraham Lincoln and Jesse Johnson as John Wilkes Booth in the original movie.

[01/24/13 - 11:19 AM]
NBC Expands "The Office" to Full Hour for "Do No Harm" Premiere on Thursday, January 31
Back-to-back originals will air at 9:00/8:00c, bumping "1600 Penn" next week.

[01/24/13 - 11:11 AM]
MTV to Air "Mancation Weekend" Marathon Beginning Tomorrow, January 25 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Ridiculousness," "Guy Code," "Buckwild," and "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" are among the series to be featured.

[01/24/13 - 10:54 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" is Tuesday's #1 TV Telecast in Women 18-34 and Target Millennials
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 22.

[01/24/13 - 10:39 AM]
New Time: VH1's "Mob Wives" Moves to Sundays at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The series had been airing Sunday nights at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[01/24/13 - 10:19 AM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Challenge America" Unveils New Segment Featuring Eliminated Contestant Makeovers on Monday, January 28 (8-10 P.M. ET)
The episode will also feature "contestants learning to make healthy food choices on a limited budget, a challenge faced by many Americans."

[01/24/13 - 10:14 AM]
Ke$ha to Appear Uncensored as the First Guest on the Premiere of MTV's "Nikki & Sara Live" on Tuesday, January 29 at 11pm ET
The weekly half-hour comedy show is based on their successful comedy podcast "You Had to Be There."

[01/24/13 - 10:11 AM]
Daytime's #1 Talk Show "Dr. Phil" Renewed for Three More Years in 77% of the Country
The three-year extension will take the series through its 15th season.

[01/24/13 - 09:32 AM]
"CSI" Hits Season High Adult 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 23.

[01/24/13 - 09:21 AM]
Bravo Feeds Your Fashion Fix as "Fashion Night by Bravo" Glams Up Wednesday Nights Beginning March 6
Said lineup includes "The Rachel Zoe Project," "It's a Brad, Brad World" and newcomer "Dukes of Melrose" (formerly "Decades").







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[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
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[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
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[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
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[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
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[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
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[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
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[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
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This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
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[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.