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[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 18
Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.

[03/18/13 - 05:00 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Announces Two-Hour Tuesday Broadcasts on April 30 and May 7 That Will Build Drama of Upcoming Knockout and Live Playoffs Episodes
Plus: the hit vocal competition series will climax with its eventful live season finale on Tuesday, June 18 (9-11 p.m. ET).

[03/18/13 - 03:26 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Tops Charts with "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex"
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "The World According to Dick Cheney," Hallmark's "Return to Nim's Island" and VH1's "Best Week Ever."

[03/18/13 - 02:48 PM]
Bravo Media Gets Ready for a Monumental Monday with Back-to-Back Premieres of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Finale and Reunion Part One March 25
Newcomer "LA Shrinks" will follow the two-hour block at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/18/13 - 02:39 PM]
Live Twitter Chat with "The Neighbors" Guest Star Bethenny Frankel
She'll be up at @Bethenny before and during the east coast broadcast of Wednesday's episode.

[03/18/13 - 02:31 PM]
TV Event "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex" Bewitches Nearly 6 Million Total Viewers and 3 Million Kids 2-11
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/18/13 - 01:54 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold" Is the #1 Friday Prime Time Program in Cable for Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/18/13 - 01:36 PM]
ABC Nixes "Troupe Stars" from Summer Lineup
The eight-episode series was originally slated to premiere on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/18/13 - 01:08 PM]
Syfy Renews Acclaimed Competition Series "Face Off" for a Fifth Season
Production on the new season begins April 2013 in Los Angeles for a Summer 2013 premiere.

[03/18/13 - 12:36 PM]
PBS Announces "Carol Burnett Night" with Two Hours of the Great American Comedienne, April 9
Look for encores of the Carol Burnett-themed episodes of "American Masters" and "Pioneers of Television" on said night.

[03/18/13 - 12:23 PM]
Seven Designers Are Purchased on NBC's "Fashion Star" from Last Friday Night
Plus: both the Chain Detail Ruffle Hem Dress at Macy's from designer Johana Hernandez and the Coatdress at Saks Fifth Avenue from designer Silvia Arguello have also sold out.

[03/18/13 - 10:33 AM]
Nickelodeon to Debut a Special Preview of Its Newest CG-Animated Series "Monsters vs. Aliens" Following the 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Josh Duhamel hosts this year's event, airing Saturday, March 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/18/13 - 10:33 AM]
ABC and amfAR Partner to Celebrate "General Hospital's" 50th Anniversary
The partnership with amfAR marks the first time that the Nurses Ball will be linked to a non-fictional charity.

[03/18/13 - 10:15 AM]
Debmar-Mercury to Add Two Months of Originals to "The Wendy Williams Show" Following Record-Setting February Sweeps Performance
"I have the greatest fans in daytime TV, and I'm so excited to be giving fans more fun throughout the summer," Williams said.

[03/18/13 - 10:12 AM]
Statements from History and "The Bible" Executive Producers Mark Burnett & Roma Downey Regarding Today's News
"History channel has the highest respect for President Obama," the network said. "It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection."

[03/18/13 - 10:01 AM]
MTV Set to Launch an All-New Funny Female Comedy Line-Up with the Return of Scripted Hit "Awkward" Along with New Series "Girl Code"
"Awkward" returns on Tuesday, April 16 with an hour-long premiere event at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/18/13 - 10:00 AM]
MTV Takes Over the Airwaves with a Marathon Weekend of "RetroMTV: The Real World" Beginning Friday, March 22 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
The marathon weekend will feature the entire first, third and twelfth seasons of the series.

[03/18/13 - 09:56 AM]
"The Queen of Versailles" Reigns Again! Bravo Media to Air Television Premiere of Critically Acclaimed Documentary Monday, April 29 at 9PM ET/PT
The film traces the lives of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel who have made their fortune from their Westgate Resorts time-share business in Florida.

[03/18/13 - 09:42 AM]
CBS Wins Third Straight Sunday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/18/13 - 09:40 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" Solidifies Its Rank as TV's #1 Broadcast of the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of February 25-March 3.

[03/18/13 - 09:36 AM]
Green Is Universal Kicks Off Earth Week 2013 Celebration with Nationwide Call to Action: "We're All in This Together" Giveaway
Consumers can download the "One Small Act" app and enter to win various prize packages by completing any three environmentally sustainable actions.

[03/18/13 - 09:01 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced for ACM Awards, Sunday, April 7
Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town are scheduled to perform at the 48th annual event.

[03/18/13 - 08:52 AM]
ABC Earns Second Place on Sunday
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/18/13 - 08:50 AM]
"All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" Ranks #1 for Its Second Hour from 10-11 p.m. with a Season-High 19% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/18/13 - 08:50 AM]
Tightrope Legend Nik Wallenda to Cross Over Grand Canyon, His Highest Walk Ever
Discovery Channel will capture the nail-biting, play-by-play live event on Sunday, June 23.

[03/18/13 - 08:45 AM]
VH1 and Smirnoff(R) Vodka Team Up to Search for the "Master of the Mix"
The new season - due Monday, April 1 - features Amanda Seales as host with DJ Kid Capri, DJ Mia Moretti and Ben Maddahi as judges.

[03/18/13 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Tight Race in Demos
Plus: FOX's "Family Guy" tops the adults 18-49 chart, while NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" is the only series up week-to-week.

[03/18/13 - 07:58 AM]
TV One Orders More Comedy with Second Season Pick Up of Hit Sitcom "The Rickey Smiley Show"
The second season is scheduled to begin production in April with a 26-episode order and is slated to premiere in the summer of 2013.

[03/18/13 - 06:31 AM]
International Music Superstar Rihanna Takes Off with World Premiere of Concert Documentary "Rihanna 777" Monday, May 6 on FOX
The film gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Rihanna's globetrotting concert tour that hit seven countries in seven days with seven shows to promote her seventh album.

[03/18/13 - 06:01 AM]
"The 67th Annual Tony Awards(R)" to Be Broadcast in a Three-Hour Ceremony, Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 9 on the CBS Television Network
The show returns to Radio City Music Hall after two years at the Beacon Theatre.

[03/17/13 - 07:28 PM]
CBS Sports and Turner Sports' Exclusive Coverage of 2013 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tips off March 19
Marv Albert and Steve Kerr will call the action, with Craig Sager courtside for the two First Four games on Tuesday.

[03/17/13 - 08:49 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Equals the Show's Top Overnights with a Rebroadcast Since January 5
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, March 16.

[03/17/13 - 08:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Modest Victories for ABC in Demos, CBS in Viewers
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" encore however tops primetime in adults 18-49.

[03/16/13 - 12:04 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Lily Rabe at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 12:03 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Sarah Paulson at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 12:02 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Naomi Grossman at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 12:01 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Frances Conroy at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 11:45 AM]
"Wizards of Waverly Place" Television Event, "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex," Casts Ratings Spell With Nearly 6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/16/13 - 09:26 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 - "20/20" Draws Biggest Audience in 3 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/16/13 - 09:21 AM]
"Grimm" Ranks #2 in Its Time Period in 18-49 and Is the Hour's #1 Scripted Program in All Key Demographics
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/16/13 - 09:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Is Most-Watched Network, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
Plus: the Eye's "Blue Bloods" claims the top spot among adults 18-49.

[03/15/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 15
Updates include: Stephen Fry to assist "Super Clyde" on CBS; Amanda Peet joins HBO's "Togetherness"; and Alex Kapp Horner is cast in FOX's "I Suck at Girls."

[03/15/13 - 04:36 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Continues Its Reign for History
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Immortalized," Comedy Central's "The Ben Show" and FX's "Legit."

[03/15/13 - 02:00 PM]
Nat Geo WILD, The Sun Valley Film Festival and The African Wildlife Foundation Announce First Annual "Wild to Inspire Short Film Competition"
The competition will give independent documentarians the chance to win an apprenticeship in wildlife filmmaking with an acclaimed National Geographic filmmaker in Africa.

[03/15/13 - 12:42 PM]
Habemus Papam: Bruno Ganz Joins "The Vatican" on Showtime(R) as Pope Sixtus VI
Pope Sixtus VI, of German ancestry, is an unassuming and introspective caretaker of the Church, who struggles with his own legacy, and how history will judge his papacy.

[03/15/13 - 11:19 AM]
Men's College Basketball - Most-Viewed Regular Season Ever on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for its NCAA coverage to date this season.

[03/15/13 - 11:18 AM]
ABC Family Is Looking for Dancing Fools! Are You A Dancing Fool? Do You Know One?
The half-hour unscripted comedy debuts Wednesday, May 29, right after the season premiere "Baby Daddy."

[03/15/13 - 10:38 AM]
Two U.S. Men's National Team FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matches on ESPN
Said primetime offerings include USA vs. Costa Rica on Friday, March 22 and Mexico vs. USA on Tuesday, March 26.

[03/15/13 - 10:27 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Mary Lou King of Cochranville, Pennsylvania, as the Grand Prize Winner of "Live's Search for Unstoppable Moms"
"Live" was on the hunt for exceptional moms who go above and beyond the call of duty, are prepared for anything, and deserve to be celebrated for all that they do.

[03/15/13 - 10:25 AM]
Lifetime Original Movies in April Include "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" and Backdoor Pilot "Stalkers"
Other offerings include "A Mother's Rage" and "A Sister's Revenge."







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[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.