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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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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.