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[04/03/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 3
Updates include: Emma Rigby boards ABC's "Once Upon a Time" spin-off; USA eyes "Happy Endings" renewal; and three tapped as series regulars on AMC's "The Walking Dead."

[04/03/13 - 07:08 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hardcore Pawn" Tops Viewers, "Tosh.0" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Robot Combat League," TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" and BET's "Let's Stay Together."

[04/03/13 - 02:31 PM]
Syfy Greenlights New Series "Exit," Based on Hit Japanese Series
Curt Doussett hosts the six-episode series, bowing Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/03/13 - 02:15 PM]
NickMom Picks Up 13 Episodes of "Instant Mom," the TV Block's First Original Scripted Comedy Series Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict
Michael Boatman, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun also star in the series.

[04/03/13 - 01:42 PM]
"Oprah's Next Chapter" Features Jane Fonda and Adopted Daughter Mary Williams This Sunday, April 7 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
In the episode, Winfrey speaks with Fonda and her adopted African-American daughter, Mary Williams, for the first time together.

[04/03/13 - 01:20 PM]
ESPN's Men's Final Four Coverage from Atlanta
Shows and segments will originate from the Central Park area of the Atlantic Station shopping center with reports coming from the Georgia Dome, site of the Final Four games.

[04/03/13 - 12:44 PM]
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Ace of Cakes" Producers, Authentic Entertainment, Launch Casting Website
MyLifeisaRealityShow.com is free and will provide people in all areas of the country, the opportunity to be discovered, with the potential for an unscripted series.

[04/03/13 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Family Original Drama Series "Twisted" Begins Production Today
As previously announced, the newcomer launches Tuesday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/03/13 - 12:01 PM]
TVGN to Become the Exclusive Basic Cable Destination for #1 Daytime Drama "The Young and the Restless"
Beginning this summer, "Y&R" will move from SOAPnet, where it has already been a basic cable ratings success, to TVGN, keeping the 7:00/6:00c slot.

[04/03/13 - 11:57 AM]
Golf Channel Continues Fast Start with Most-Watched Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[04/03/13 - 11:51 AM]
"Project Runway" Gets Supersized with Expanded Two-Hour Episodes Leading Up to Season 11 Finale
Plus: Lifetime will air "The Project Runway Season 11 Reunion Special" on Thursday, May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/03/13 - 11:31 AM]
Employees Unknowingly Compete to Win Their Own Food Franchise in New Food Network Series "Giving You the Business"
Former NBA player and franchise owner Walter Bond hosts the newcomer, premiering Thursday, April 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/03/13 - 11:30 AM]
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars and Miguel to Perform Live at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, May 19 on ABC
More musical acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

[04/03/13 - 11:00 AM]
Skydance Productons Launches Television Division with Marcy Ross as President
Ross was previously the executive vice president of current programming at Fox Broadcasting Company.

[04/03/13 - 10:30 AM]
"Teen Choice 2013" Turns 15! Sunday, August 11, Live on FOX
"I really can't believe it's been 15 years," said executive producer Bob Bain.

[04/03/13 - 10:24 AM]
Animal Planet's Hit Series "Finding Bigfoot" Renewed for Third Season
12 brand new episodes will roll out later this fall.

[04/03/13 - 10:04 AM]
MTV to Exclusively World Premiere the Highly Anticipated Teaser Trailer for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" During the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" Live Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
To celebrate the premiere, the film's star Liam Hemsworth will officially give the world its first glimpse of the film.

[04/03/13 - 10:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "How to Live with Your Parents" Creator Claudia Lonow & Star Sarah Chalke
The newcomer bows tonight at 9:30/8:30c on ABC following "Modern Family."

[04/03/13 - 09:54 AM]
"Breaking Amish" Becomes Bigger Than Ever - TLC Confirms Spin-Off Series and Casts New Group for Second Season
"Breaking Amish: Brave New World," featuring the original cast members, premieres Sunday, May 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/03/13 - 09:35 AM]
Jay Leno Announces His Departure from Successful 22-Year Run from NBC's "Tonight Show" in Spring 2014
Jimmy Fallon will transition into new hosting duties on "The Tonight Show" franchise after Leno concludes his successful run.

[04/03/13 - 09:25 AM]
America's Favorite Nanny Returns in All-New TLC Series "Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost"
The six-episode series launches Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/03/13 - 09:09 AM]
USA Network Sets Summer Series Premiere Dates
Highlights include a new season of "Burn Notice" and the premiere of "Graceland" on Thursday, June 6.

[04/03/13 - 09:01 AM]
More Presenters Announced for "Academy of Country Music Awards," Sunday, April 7
The latest additions include Beth Behrs, Michael Chiklis, Sheryl Crow, Kaley Cuoco, John Fogerty, Kevin Frazier, Colin Kaepernick, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves.

[04/03/13 - 08:50 AM]
"The Voice" Beats Every Tuesday Telecast on Every Big Four Network Since the "Voice" Finale on December 18
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 2.

[04/03/13 - 08:38 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show" and "Body of Proof" Win from 9-11pm on Tuesday
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 2.

[04/03/13 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Rises in Latest Victory
NBC's talent competition is the only series up from last week.

[04/03/13 - 08:26 AM]
ReelzChannel Acquires U.S. Rights to "JFK: The Smoking Gun" - Documentary Special That Solves John F. Kennedy's Assassination
This special investigative documentary with dramatic re-creations takes audiences back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza.

[04/03/13 - 08:15 AM]
Academy Award Nominee Sam Shepard to Headline the Cast of Discovery's First Scripted Mini-Series "Klondike"
He'll succeed Chris Cooper in the role of Father Judge in the project, which is currently in production in Alberta, Canada.

[04/03/13 - 07:39 AM]
It's Mutiny on the Bering Sea When Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch" Returns for Its Ninth Season at 9 PM E/P Tuesday, April 16
This season the seven skippers and their crew are fighting through hell and back again in search of King and Opilio crab.

[04/03/13 - 06:10 AM]
Time Change for the Hallmark Movie Channel World Premiere of "After All These Years"
The Wendie Malick-led original film will now air on Saturday, April 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/03/13 - 04:02 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Finds New Home in Radio City Music Hall
The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall twice a week when live episodes begin on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24.

[04/02/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 2
Update include: Nasim Pedrad boards "The John Mulaney Show" at NBC; Steve Byrne injury halts production on TBS's "Sullivan & Son"; and participants are set on NBC's "Hollywood Game Night."

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 05:27 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Tops Viewers, Demos for USA
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Master of the Mix," E!'s "After Lately" and Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County."

[04/02/13 - 05:22 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "The Walking Dead" Goes Out on Top for AMC
Plus: numbers for Oxygen's "Snapped: Killer Couples," Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" and HBO's "Game of Thrones."

[04/02/13 - 05:17 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Tops Viewers with "Marvin Marvin," "Wendell & Vinnie"
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Secret Life of Money," Food Network's "Rebel Eats" and OWN's "Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal."

[04/02/13 - 04:38 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Third Season of "Austin & Ally"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in July, with Season Three scheduled to premiere in October 2013.

[04/02/13 - 03:39 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
New originals include "Being Mary Jane," "Burns BBQ," "Comic View" and "T.D Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul."

[04/02/13 - 02:13 PM]
History's March Out Like a Lion! Cable's #1 Network Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Men 24-54 with Overall Success of Broad Primetime Schedule
History spins the numbers for the month of March and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 01:48 PM]
Animal Planet Scores Its Best-Ever First Quarter and March
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of March and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 01:05 PM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable for 1Q13, Wins with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 plus the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 12:46 PM]
TBS Wins the First Quarter, Ranking as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 plus the season to date.

[04/02/13 - 12:01 PM]
GMC TV Unveils Extensive Lineup of Uplifting and Compelling Originals for 2013
In addition, the network said it is accelerating the timetable for its recently announced name change to UP on June 1.

[04/02/13 - 11:55 AM]
Disney XD Sets 1Q Highs in Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and Target Demos, Posting its 17th Straight Quarter of Gains in Kids 6-14, 6-11 and Tweens
Disney XD spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 11:41 AM]
Six Consecutive Quarters and 15 Consecutive Months of Year-to-Year Growth for The Hub
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 11:27 AM]
Disney Channel Extends #1 Total Day TV Streak to 8 Consecutive Quarters in Kids 6-11 and 16th in Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 11:22 AM]
G. Garvin Returns in Search of the Best Southern-Inspired Dishes in New Season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin"
The Cooking Channel series returns with the first of 13 new episodes on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/02/13 - 11:18 AM]
CBS Tweet Week Returns with Even More Star Power, April 4-10
Drew Carey, Melissa Rauch, Taraji P. Henson and Corinne Brinkerhoff will kick things off on Thursday, April 4.

[04/02/13 - 10:42 AM]
CBS Wins in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31.

[04/02/13 - 10:39 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 and #2 in 18-49 for the Week of March 25-31 Among Primetime Series on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31.







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[04/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
"Idol" Fan Save on Twitter Adds New and Dramatic Real-Time Twist to Season!
Beginning this week, fans have the opportunity to save a finalist from elimination by a real-time vote using Twitter.

[04/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up Three New Unscripted Series: "Startup U," "Next Step Realty: NYC" and "Monica the Medium"
These unscripted series join recently greenlit series "Becoming Us" (formerly "My Transparent Life") and "Job or No Job," which will all premiere this summer.

[04/01/15 - 10:30 AM]
E! Continues to Boost Original Programming with Introduction of Three New Series and Return of Three Hit Franchises
"#RichKids of Beverly Hills" (Sunday, May 24), "Total Divas" (Summer 2015) and "Christina Milian Turned Up" (Fall 2015) are all due back.

[04/01/15 - 10:03 AM]
truTV Spring 2015 Highlights
Said offerings include the return of "Fake Off" (Wednesday, May 6), "Barmageddon" (Monday, June 1) and "How to Be a Grown Up" (Tuesday, June 2).

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chelsea Kane, Sweet Suspense, Kelsea Ballerini, and Stars of "black-ish" and "Teen Beach 2" to Present at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
A 30-minute pre-show originating from the red carpet and a 90-minute awards show telecast will be presented on multiple platforms around the world beginning Sunday, April 26 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
Plus: "Stalker" will rejoin the schedule on Monday, May 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/01/15 - 09:45 AM]
Creative Team Behind "The Bachelor" Franchise Introduces New Luxurious Line of Hot Tubs to Be Sold at Retailers Nationwide Beginning April 1
"Hot tubs represent a great way of life - a life filled with romance and passion," said Bachelor creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss.

[04/01/15 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's WWE "Monday Night Raw" Attracts Largest Audience in Nearly Three Years
USA spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[04/01/15 - 09:31 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced to Perform on "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets," Friday, May 15 on CBS
The special, taping April 17-18 at the two-day ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

[04/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win Against All-Original Competition on the Big 4, Despite Encores of "Voice" and "Chicago Fire"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS," "Dovekeepers" Top Viewers for CBS
The Eye however shares the adults 18-49 crown with NBC last night.

[04/01/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Forever" Is No. 1 at 10pm in Adults 18-49 with an 11% Rise Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:29 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates Earth Day with Slate of Original Animal Programming Throughout April
To help localize the Earth Day effort, Nat Geo WILD will invite people to post a selfie with the part of the Earth they most want to protect, using the hashtag #earthdayselfie.

[04/01/15 - 07:24 AM]
NBC Sports Group Fills Out 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket with Complete Coverage Beginning April 15
During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming.

[04/01/15 - 07:21 AM]
CNBC's "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business" Premieres Wednesday, May 13 at 10PM ET/PT
CNBC takes viewers behind-the-scenes of five very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene, chronicling their every struggle and occasional triumph.