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[02/08/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 8
Updates include: Christina Applegate departs NBC's "Up All Night"; Aimee Teegarden reports for "Oxygen" at The CW; and Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta's "The Leftovers" is a go at HBO.

[02/08/13 - 06:05 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Buckwild" Wraps Freshman Run with Series Highs
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Kathy," FX's "Legit" and Spike TV's "Bellator MMA Live."

[02/08/13 - 03:31 PM]
NBC Expands "The Office" to Full Hour Next Week, Bumping "1600 Penn"
Said installment, "Moving On," will now run for 61 minutes.

[02/08/13 - 03:12 PM]
truTV's Hit Series "Impractical Jokers" Scores Series High, With More Than 2 Million Viewers
truTV spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/13 - 02:49 PM]
NBC Axes "Do No Harm" After Two Airings
The newcomer opened as the lowest-rated in-season scripted premiere ever on the four major broadcast networks.

[02/08/13 - 01:27 PM]
Season Three of Discovery Channel's #1 Series "Gold Rush" Ends with "Gold Rush Live"
The two-hour event airs Friday, February 22 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[02/08/13 - 01:22 PM]
ABC News Announces Special Coverage for the State of the Union Address
Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor live coverage from Washington.

[02/08/13 - 01:07 PM]
Academy Award Winner Chris Cooper to Headline Discovery's First Scripted Mini-Series "Klondike"
He'll play Father Judge in the project, about six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town.

[02/08/13 - 12:06 PM]
Temperatures Are Below Freezing But "Yukon Men" Will Heat Up Discovery's Friday Nights with All New Episodes
The series returns on Friday, February 22 at 10:00/9:00c plus look for a special pre-show on Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/08/13 - 11:14 AM]
A&E Network Scheduling Updates for "Duck Dynasty" and "The Governor's Wife"
The third season of "Duck Dynasty" will now premiere Wednesday, February 27 at 10:00/9:00c, bumping "The Governor's Wife" to the summer.

[02/08/13 - 11:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Kicks Off "Weed Wednesdays" with "Pot Cops"
The three-part series launches Wednesday, February 20 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[02/08/13 - 11:10 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Imagination Unleashed: An Artisan's Journey" on Monday, February 25
Freddy Rodriguez, Danny Simmons, Laz Alonso, Persia White and Melora Hardin are featured in the film, which explores the convergence of emerging and established artistic talent.

[02/08/13 - 10:38 AM]
truTV's New Series "Guinness World Records(R) Gone Wild" Draws 1.4 Million Viewers in Debut
truTV spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/13 - 09:57 AM]
Showtime(R) Flirts with New Drama "The Affair" - Network Orders Pilot By Award-Winning Playwright Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi
The project is "an intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them - with all of the complexities and consequences that result."

[02/08/13 - 09:33 AM]
Dame Shirley Bassey to Make Her First Appearance on an Oscar(R) Show; William Ross to Conduct Oscar(R) Orchestra
Plus: The Academy and Gallery1988 will present "For Your Consideration," a collaborative exhibition featuring art inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Oscar(R) nominees.

[02/08/13 - 08:55 AM]
"Parks and Recreation" Posts Season High in Adults 18-49, Its Top Result Since November 2011
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/13 - 08:55 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Stars Launch #ShowSomeHeart
Video messages championing kindness and generosity of spirit towards others will be posted on its stars' Twitter feeds.

[02/08/13 - 08:45 AM]
"Scandal" Equals Its Series High, Up for Its Second Straight Original in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 7.

[02/08/13 - 08:40 AM]
TNT's "Franklin & Bash" Kicks Off Production on Season 3
This season, Heather Locklear joins the cast as Rachel King, the firm's newest partner.

[02/08/13 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins with Gains from "Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men"
NBC's "Parks & Recreation" and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" are also up from their last originals.

[02/08/13 - 08:17 AM]
Starz(R) and ViP Fan Auctions Offer Up Opportunity to Own a Piece of "Spartacus"
Fans have an opportunity to own original props, sets, costumes and collector's artifacts from the entire series.

[02/08/13 - 07:55 AM]
TBS Orders Pilot for "Do It Yourself," New Sitcom from Walt Becker and Rob Long
The pilot follows "a 20-something laid-off math teacher who finds himself thrust into the blue collar world."

[02/08/13 - 06:55 AM]
IFC Renews Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" for a Second Season
IFC has ordered 20 episodes, double the first season's order, to air in 10 episode arcs.

[02/08/13 - 04:02 AM]
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Honoring 2013's Outstanding Performances Will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, 2014
Said event will mark the 17th consecutive year the SAG Awards have been telecast on TNT and the 9th year on TBS.

[02/07/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 7
Updates include: David Walton tapped as lead on NBC's "About a Boy"; Emma Roberts to star in FOX's "Delirium"; and CBS greenlights three more comedy pilots.

[02/07/13 - 04:38 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Moonshiners" Tops Demos for Fifth Straight Week
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "60 Minutes Sports," VH1's "Making Mr. Right" and TLC's "Cheer Perfection."

[02/07/13 - 02:41 PM]
Discovery Wins Eighth Consecutive Wednesday as "Moonshiners" Dominates Cable Television Prime Time in Male Viewers
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 6.

[02/07/13 - 02:19 PM]
"Revenge for Real" - Limited Series Airs Sundays, February 10 and 17 on ABC
"The Miami Millionaire" and "Rocky Mountain Retribution" will fill the 10:00/9:00c hour on said nights.

[02/07/13 - 01:45 PM]
CBS Trims "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" Premiere on Wednesday, February 13 to 90 Minutes
A repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" will instead fill the 9:30/8:30c half-hour on said night.

[02/07/13 - 01:15 PM]
"iCarly's" Jerry Trainor Stars in Brand New Nick Family Comedy Series "Wendell & Vinnie" Premiering Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
The newcomer moves up a day from its previously announced Sunday, February 17 launch date.

[02/07/13 - 01:12 PM]
Series Premiere of "The Americans" Sets a Record Live+3 Increase for FX with a 49% Gain in Adults 18-49, 44% in Total Viewers
FX spins the numbers for the series to date.

[02/07/13 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Abounds in "Peter Rabbit," Nickelodeon's New Animated Preschool Series Premiering Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12 PM (ET/PT)
The series is a fresh re-imagining of the popular Beatrix Potter children's books based on Peter Rabbit.

[02/07/13 - 12:32 PM]
Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Join the Black Keys in Their Performance, on "The 55th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 10
Plus: Ellen DeGeneres, Kat Dennings, Johnny Depp, John Mayer, Nas, Pitbull, Bonnie Raitt and Kelly Rowland are set as presenters.

[02/07/13 - 12:30 PM]
Amaury Nolasco to Guest-Star On TNT's Hit Drama Series "Rizzoli & Isles"
He will play Lt. Det. Rafael Martinez, newly appointed head of the Boston PD drug unit.

[02/07/13 - 12:14 PM]
As Winter Storm Nemo Approaches, Stick With The Weather Company, Your Winter Weather Authority
Meteorologists believe it is a potentially historic, crippling blizzard that will seriously impact people throughout the Northeast.

[02/07/13 - 11:48 AM]
"Welcome to Myrtle Manor" Moves Into TLC
The 10-part series, due Sunday, March 3, follows "the crazy antics at a trailer park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina."

[02/07/13 - 11:05 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Gary Chapman Discuss "The Five Love Languages" on "Oprah's Lifeclass" Sunday, February 10
In the episode, Winfrey "learns her love language and Dr. Chapman explains how knowing what love language your partner speaks can transform your relationship."

[02/07/13 - 11:05 AM]
ESPN to Present Star-Studded 2013 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
2013 NBA All-Stars Russell Westbrook and James Harden will serve as the special head coaches during the Celebrity Game.

[02/07/13 - 10:45 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver Four-Week Highs to Win the Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Week Over Their ABC and CBS Rivals
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 28-February 1.

[02/07/13 - 10:36 AM]
Oscar(R) Winner Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe to Make Special Appearances on the Oscars(R)
This will be Gordon-Levitt, Radcliffe and Tatum's first time appearing on the Oscar show.

[02/07/13 - 10:35 AM]
ABC Entertainment Drives Viewers to Tune In As They Gas Up
Custom clips of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will be featured on Outcast Media's Pump Top Video Network.

[02/07/13 - 10:34 AM]
For the Second Year in a Row, ABC Sales Is No. 1 in More Categories Than Any Other Broadcast Network in 2012 Advertiser Perceptions Poll
The network has won three of the four top broadcast awards in the 2012 Advertiser Perceptions Intelligence Report.

[02/07/13 - 10:29 AM]
Grab a Seat and Get Ready for Season Two of The CW's "Oh Sit!" on April 15
The series will take over Mondays at 8:00/7:00c from "The Carrie Diaries," which wraps the week prior.

[02/07/13 - 10:18 AM]
BBC America's New Original Series "Orphan Black" Premieres Saturday, March 30 at 9:00PM ET/PT
The newcomer will be bookended by "Doctor Who" at 8:00/7:00c and "The Nerdist" at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/07/13 - 10:14 AM]
ABC Is Late-Night's No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49 on 14 Weeks This Season
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 28-February 1.

[02/07/13 - 10:04 AM]
"Loiter Squad" Season 2 Premieres on Sunday, March 10 at Midnight (ET, PT) on Adult Swim
Tyler, Lionel, Jasper and Taco are back for a second season of shenanigans.

[02/07/13 - 09:23 AM]
NBC's Emmy-Winning "The Office" Closes Its Doors with 200th Episode in Hour-Long Series Finale on May 16
Among its honors over the years: the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2006.

[02/07/13 - 08:49 AM]
Mike Rowe Has a New Dirty Job - Destination America Guest Programmer
Look for a "Dirty Jobs" marathon on Saturday, February 16 from 9 AM - 11 AM E/P.

[02/07/13 - 08:45 AM]
ABC Earns 2nd on Wednesday to FOX - "Modern Family" Is the #1 Scripted Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 6.

[02/07/13 - 08:38 AM]
"Guys With Kids" Is Up Week to Week by 9% in Both 18-49 rating and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 6.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.