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[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 20
Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.

[02/20/13 - 10:06 PM]
First Five Semifinalists Advance to the Top 20 on "American Idol"
Tomorrow night the Sudden Death Rounds continue when the first group of guys perform and the judges reveal the next five semifinalists to join the Top 20.

[02/20/13 - 07:23 PM]
Hallmark Movie Channel's "Wild Hearts" the Working Title Is Now Changed to "Our Wild Hearts"
The original movie, starring Ricky Schroder and Andrea Schroder, premieres Saturday, March 9 on the network.

[02/20/13 - 04:47 PM]
Cameron Mathison, Amy Scott and Annie Wersching Star in the World Premiere of "The Surrogate," Saturday, March 2 at 8pm ET/PT
The film tracks a successful author that allows his assistant - who has a secret crush on him - to become a surrogate so he and his wife can have a baby.

[02/20/13 - 04:42 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "WWE Raw" Nab Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Disney XD's "Pair of Kings," VH1's "La La's Full Court Life" and Discovery's "The Devils Ride."

[02/20/13 - 04:27 PM]
"The Vampire Diaries" Is the #1 Social TV Series on Broadcast Television for the Week of February 11-17
The CW spins the digital numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 03:38 PM]
Lori Conkling Joins NBCUniversal as EVP of Strategy and Business Development
Conkling joins from A&E Networks, where she was EVP of Distribution.

[02/20/13 - 02:59 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Walking Dead" Holds Off NBA All-Star Game
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Fame in the Family," Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" and TLC's "Gypsy Sisters."

[02/20/13 - 02:54 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Tops Originals with Premiere of "Wendell & Vinnie"
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Pastor Brown," OWN's "Blackboard Wars" and Showtime's "History of the Eagles."

[02/20/13 - 02:39 PM]
Discovery Channel Tells the Inside Story Behind "Argo" - Narrated by Bryan Cranston
The one-hour special - updated from its original broadcast in 2002 - airs this Saturday, February 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/20/13 - 02:00 PM]
"New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" to Air on a Special Night After "American Idol" Thursday, April 4 on FOX
Said duo will replace a previously booked encore of "Glee" on the night.

[02/20/13 - 01:09 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Expands Scripted Programming Slate Acquiring All New Episodes of Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse"
In addition, the network has garnered the encore rights for the first two seasons that originally aired on TBS.

[02/20/13 - 12:40 PM]
CBS News Special "Vanity Fair's Hollywood" Takes Viewers Into Star-Studded Bash of the Season
The one-hour special airs this Saturday, February 23 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[02/20/13 - 12:15 PM]
truTV Expands Hit Series with Additional Episodes of "Impractical Jokers" and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago"
The cable channel has commissioned 13 and eight more episodes, respectively.

[02/20/13 - 11:45 AM]
CBS Wins Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54 with Seven of the Top 10 Shows of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 11:33 AM]
"48 Hours: Honor And Dishonor" Is Saturday's #1 10:00 PM Program in Viewers, Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Households
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 16.

[02/20/13 - 11:31 AM]
MTV's "The Real World" Heads to Portland as the Series Returns with the Most Explosive Season Ever on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Living in the trendy Pearl District, eight strangers, and house mutt Daisy, quickly immerse themselves in Portland culture.

[02/20/13 - 11:22 AM]
NBA All-Star Weekend Coverage Helps Propel TNT to the Top of the Charts as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 11:17 AM]
Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally"/"Dog With A Blog" Hit Series Highs; "Sofia the First" is #1 Cable TV Series for 3rd Straight Week With Preschoolers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 11:15 AM]
Esquire Network Announces Two Senior Executive Appointments
Deena Stern will serve as Head of Marketing while Katherine Nelson has been tapped as Head of Communications.

[02/20/13 - 10:30 AM]
Bon Jovi to Perform Live on "American Idol" Thursday, March 14 on FOX
The highly anticipated performance coincides with this season's first live results show.

[02/20/13 - 10:22 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Feb. 11-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 09:56 AM]
ABC Claims 5 of the Week's Top 20 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 09:54 AM]
FOX Takes Week Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 09:52 AM]
Spike TV's "Auction Hunters: Pawnshop Edition" and "Savage Family Diggers" Move to Saturdays Starting March 2nd
Said duo previously aired on Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[02/20/13 - 09:38 AM]
TLC's Duggar Family Goes on an Asian Adventure in New Three Part Special Beginning March 12
Plus: look for the return of "19 Kids and Counting" on Tuesday, April 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/20/13 - 09:31 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Beats "Ellen" with Its 2nd-Best Household Rating This Season
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of February 4-8.

[02/20/13 - 09:24 AM]
CBS Sweeps Every Half-Hour on Tuesday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/20/13 - 09:23 AM]
Funny Man Drew Carey Guest Stars on "BrandX with Russell Brand"
Said installment airs this Thursday, February 21 at 11:30/10:30c.

[02/20/13 - 08:47 AM]
ABC's Tuesday is Up Year to Year and Earns 2nd Place
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/20/13 - 08:24 AM]
Science Channel Joins the Search for Extraterrestrial Life This March with "Are We Alone?" Month
Highlights include the new specials "Alien Encounters" and "Aliens: The Definitive Guide."

[02/20/13 - 08:23 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Trump the Competition
Plus: ABC's "Body of Proof" and The CW's "Cult" open soft last night.

[02/20/13 - 08:11 AM]
Oxygen Media Expands True Crime Original Programming with New Series "Snapped: Killer Couples" Premiering on Sunday, March 10 at 10PM ET/PT
In addition, the network will mark the 200th episode of the original "Snapped" that same night at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/20/13 - 07:30 AM]
Entertainment One Television to Produce Reality Series Starring Grammy(R) Award Winner Michelle Williams, Entitled "My Sister's Keeper"
The series will follow the lives of Michelle and her sisters and the pressures of releasing a new solo album though eOne Music.

[02/20/13 - 07:04 AM]
Mac Miller Celebrates Premiere of New MTV2 Series With "Mac Miller's Most Dope Weekend Takeover" Kicking Off Thursday, February 21 Through Sunday, February 24
"Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family" bows on Tuesday, February 26 11:30/10:30c after a new "Guy Code."

[02/20/13 - 06:59 AM]
BET Networks, Wonder Productions and the United Nations Present "Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace" Airing on Centric, February 23rd
Malcolm Jamal Warner hosts the event, featuring performances by Stevie Wonder, Sting, Janelle Monáe and Wyclef Jean.

[02/20/13 - 06:25 AM]
Kesha and MTV Premiere "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11PM
The series follows the music superstar Ke$ha "as she navigates the madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life while recording a new album and traveling the globe."

[02/20/13 - 06:08 AM]
Oscar(R) Producers Name Performers in Celebration of Musicals of the Last Decade
Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barksand Helena Bonham Carter are all on tap.

[02/19/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 19
Updates include: Tricia Helfer to lead ABC's "Killer Women"; Ari Graynor tapped as "Bad Teacher" for CBS; and Michael Peña to search for "The List" at FOX.

[02/19/13 - 04:43 PM]
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour Lands on Showtime(R) Friday, February 22nd at 9:30 PM (ET/PT)
Ali Sadiqq, Jay Reid and D'Lai are also featured in the special.

[02/19/13 - 03:35 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Holds Onto Top Spots for Discovery
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "History of the Eagles," VH1's "The Jenny McCarthy Show" and TLC's "Something Borrowed, Something New."

[02/19/13 - 02:56 PM]
Disney Channel is Friday's #1 TV Network in Total Day Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens, and Cable TV's #1 Network in Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, February 15.

[02/19/13 - 02:31 PM]
Fox Broadcasting Company Restructures Current Programming Team and Adds New Event Series & Multi-Platform Programming Department
Shana C. Waterman and Kiliaen Van Rensselaer will oversee the latter offering while James Oh has been upped to SVP, Current Programming.

[02/19/13 - 02:30 PM]
FOX Inks Programming, Marketing And Distribution Partnership with Youtube Original Channel "WIGS"
The partnership is designed to "expand the breadth of offerings through the WIGS channel, and test and nurture dramatic concepts and talent in the digital realm."

[02/19/13 - 02:06 PM]
"Downton Abbey, Season 3" on "Masterpiece Classic" Finale Ratings End on a High Note
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 17.

[02/19/13 - 01:49 PM]
"Oprah's Next Chapter" Featuring Oprah's Interview with Beyonce Scores Over 1.3 Million Viewers on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN spins the numbers for Saturday, February 16.

[02/19/13 - 12:00 PM]
ESPN Films and espnW Announce "Nine for IX"
The series is scheduled to premiere on July 2 on ESPN and the films will air over consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/19/13 - 11:52 AM]
"Elementary" Leads All Primetime Programs Among Live Plus 7-Day Lift for the Week Ending Feb. 3 - Adds 4.27 Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/19/13 - 11:33 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Pastor Rick Warren Discuss Living "A Purpose Driven Life" on "Oprah's Lifeclass" Sunday, February 24
Plus: an update from a former guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" who survived being held hostage in 2005 by the Atlanta Spree Killer after reading "The Purpose Driven Life."

[02/19/13 - 11:27 AM]
Ovation to Air U.S. Premiere of Epic "Ben Hur" Miniseries Sunday, March 31 at 8 PM ET
Joseph Morgan, Emily VanCamp, Kristin Kreuk and Hugh Bonneville star in the project, which was originally set up at ABC.







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[07/01/16 - 09:44 AM]
TV One Addresses National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with "The Secret She Kept"
Kyla Pratt, Gavin Houston, Kellita Smith and Vanessa A. Williams star in the original movie, premiering Sunday, July 10 on the cable channel.

[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 06:50 PM]
"Big Brother" Announces the First Ever "Battle Back" Competition
All four "Battle Back" competitions and the reveal of the winner, will air exclusively during a special episode on Friday, July 22.

[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
Science Channel to Premiere "Unearthed" July 5 at 10PM
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show") Joins the Cast of "In The Cut," Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)
Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.