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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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[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[08/21/14 - 02:56 PM]
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"Access Hollywood," E! and the "Today" show along with host Seth Meyers and his "Late Night" team, will join forces to harness the strength of their collective social media footprint.

[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
GSN Greenlights Season Four of Emmy(R) Nominated Hit Series "The Chase" and Season Two of Matchmaking Show "It Takes a Church"
Both seasons - of 20 and eight episodes, respectively - will air in 2015.

[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 12:08 PM]
It's Manzo Mania! Caroline and Family Return with Series Premiere of Bravo Media's "Manzo'd with Children"
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/21/14 - 11:18 AM]
The Hub Network's App Is Honored with the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
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[08/21/14 - 11:11 AM]
The Search for the Next "MasterChef" Begins with Open Casting Calls Starting Saturday, September 13
Calls are set for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, San Diego, San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans in the coming weeks.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 11:06 AM]
Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Features Travers Stakes on Saturday at 4:30 PM ET on NBC and TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday at 8 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The Travers and the Pacific Classic will be the sixth and seventh shows, respectively, of 11 programs in the Challenge Series leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships on NBC and NBCSN, October 31-November 1.

[08/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
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The eight-part documentary series premieres Friday, October 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
Go Under the Covers with Discovery Fit & Health for Sextember, A Month-Long Exploration of Sex in America
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[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars.

[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" - Marcus Robinson's Poignant Film Chronicles 8 Years of Construction; Premieres Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. on History
The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.