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[04/08/13 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 8
Updates include: Seaton Smith joins NBC's "The John Mulaney Show"; Oxygen may pass on a new season of "The Glee Project"; and Maggie Elizabeth Jones joins "Mother's Day" at CBS.

[04/08/13 - 06:03 PM]
FEARnet Debuts ABC Studios' Genre Sitcom "Reaper" Tuesday, June 4 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT
Plus: FEARnet is producing a half-hour special reuniting some of the original cast and crew.

[04/08/13 - 05:35 PM]
Rob Dyrdek's "Wild Grinders" Animated Skateboarding Series Gets Big Worldwide Air and a Second Season Pick-up for Nicktoons
The series has been greenlit for a 26-episode half-hour season two for Nicktoons and will soon launch season one of the series in Europe and Latin America.

[04/08/13 - 03:52 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Originals Lead Viewers, "Smackdown" Tops Demos
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Playing with Fire," VH1's "Best Week Ever" and WGN's "Arrow" marathon.

[04/08/13 - 02:02 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Yukon Men" Dominates as the #1 Friday Prime Time Program in Cable for Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, April 5.

[04/08/13 - 01:27 PM]
Judge Judy Sheindlin, Host of Daytime's #1 Rated Show "Judge Judy," Signs Multiyear Deal Through 2017
"Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said. "It's when you officially become an adult, it's a winning hand in blackjack and it's the number of seasons we will have hit in 2017."

[04/08/13 - 12:44 PM]
AMC's Season Six Premiere of "Mad Men" Returns to 3.4 Million Viewers
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/08/13 - 12:35 PM]
Video: First Four Promos for FX's Newest Original Drama Series, "The Bridge"
Check out said teases for cable channel's new drama, premiering in July.

[04/08/13 - 12:34 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Naked Castaway" Special Premieres on Sunday, April 14
Ed Stafford stars in the project, which airs three back-to-back episodes on said night starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/08/13 - 12:08 PM]
Sundance Channel Partners with Art House Convergence and Sundance Cinemas to Sneak Peek the Network's Upcoming Drama Series "Rectify" at More Than a Dozen Theaters Nationwide on Tuesday, April 16th
"Rectify" is set to premiere on Sundance Channel on Monday, April 22 at 9:00/8:00c with a two hour debut.

[04/08/13 - 12:00 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15, on FOX
Plus: the newly monikered "Toxic Office: Does Someone Have To Go?" to now premiere Thursday, May 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/08/13 - 11:32 AM]
A&E Orders Second Season of the Hit Drama Series "Bates Motel" from Carlton Cuse & Kerry Ehrin
Season two of "Bates Motel" will begin pre-production later this year on ten new episodes slated to premiere in 2014.

[04/08/13 - 11:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Leaps Back to NBC and Esquire Network in Summer with New Episodes, Upgraded Courses and Fresh Format
Former NFL player and sports analyst Akbar Gbaja Biamilawill join the show as host alongside Matt Iseman.

[04/08/13 - 11:02 AM]
Discovery Channel Invites Viewers to Witness Nature's Greatest Predators - Like Never Before - in "Great Bear Stakeout"
The two-hour special premieres Sunday, May 12 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[04/08/13 - 10:47 AM]
VH1 Scours the Runway to Find Mandalay Bay's "Model Employee" - Premieres Wednesday, May 8th at 10:30PM ET/PT on VH1
Chrissy Teigen hosts the competition with Jimmy Smith, Vanessa Branch and Patrick Miller serving as judges.

[04/08/13 - 10:47 AM]
NBC's "Fashion Star" Contestents Collaborate in Pairs to Create Two Separate Pieces for One Complete Look
All seven designers were purchased by the retailers with a total commitment of $775,000.

[04/08/13 - 10:30 AM]
Gold Medalist Picabo Street Joins FOX Sports as Analyst for 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Street will provide expert analysis during all women's and men's skiing events, as well as contributes daily commentary prior to and throughout The Games.

[04/08/13 - 09:59 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Emerges as TV's #1 Broadcast of the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 18-24.

[04/08/13 - 09:35 AM]
"Ryan Seacrest with the Kardashians: An E! News Presentation" Premieres April 21st at 9PM ET/PT
At a private dinner hosted by Seacrest, Kris, Bruce, Kim, Kourtney & Scott, Khloé, Rob, Kendall, and Kylie set the record straight on various topics.

[04/08/13 - 09:23 AM]
"The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" Posts Biggest Audience in 15 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/08/13 - 09:15 AM]
Sky Atlantic Announces Major New Drama Co-Production with Starz, "Fortitude"
The commission is part of Sky's commitment to increase investment in original British content by 50%, and by 2014.

[04/08/13 - 09:05 AM]
E! Announces New Season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Premiering Sunday, June 2 at 9:00PM
The network's flagship series returns with another expanded 18-episode season.

[04/08/13 - 09:01 AM]
"Never Ever Do This at Home" Launches on Spike TV Tuesday, May 28
Teddy Wilson hosts the Canadian import, which "blends science, danger, and comedy with madcap experiments testing the limits of what a house can withstand - and beyond."

[04/08/13 - 09:01 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Multi-Media Rights Extension with Golden Boy Promotions
The new multi-year agreement helps establish a new Monday night boxing franchise on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), FOX Sports' new, national multi-sport cable channel.

[04/08/13 - 08:49 AM]
"All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" Grows from Half-Hour to Half-Hour in Every Key Ratings Category
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/08/13 - 08:44 AM]
Vast Majority of Working Americans Reveal They Are Not in Their Dream Job, According to a USA Network Poll
Said findings are released in conjunction with the network's new series "The Moment," premiering this Thursday.

[04/08/13 - 08:34 AM]
Discovery Channel Strikes It Rich in New Series "Backyard Oil"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/08/13 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates Repeat Competition with "Academy of Country Music Awards"
NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" and FOX's "The Cleveland Show" were the only competitive originals last night.

[04/08/13 - 07:45 AM]
DIY Network and MLB Network Team Up with Pinterest Fans to "Pin Your Turf" for a "Yard Crashers" Ambush
Shooting this summer and premiering in 2014, the special episode will feature the winning city's ambush and surprise one lucky fan with a home run outdoor makeover.

[04/08/13 - 07:37 AM]
Carl Edwards Returning to ESPN Broadcast Booth for Three Races
Edwards will join lap-by-lap announcer Allen Bestwick and analyst Andy Petree in the booth to call the 300-mile race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, April 12.

[04/08/13 - 06:46 AM]
NBC Sports Network Sees Double Digit Q1 Viewership Gains
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[04/08/13 - 06:32 AM]
BBC America to Co-Produce "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
The seven-episode series, due on 2014, is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.

[04/08/13 - 01:00 AM]
Oxygen Media Greenlights Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Modeling Competition Series "The Face" Produced by Shine America
Returning with ten episodes, "The Face" goes beyond the glamour as three iconic supermodel coaches battle it out to find the newest face of a well-known, national brand.

[04/07/13 - 10:34 AM]
CBS Sports and Turner Sports' Final Four Coverage Is Highest- Rated and Most-Watched in Eight Years
Said networks spin the numbers for Saturday, April 6.

[04/07/13 - 08:43 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores the #1 Non-Sports Rating of the Night in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 6.

[04/07/13 - 08:33 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Final Four Coverage Dominates for CBS
The Eye averages nearly 16 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49 in primetime.

[04/06/13 - 02:09 PM]
Bravo Axes "Kathy" After Two Seasons
The Kathy Griffin-hosted talk show averaged just 420,000 viewers during its primetime run.

[04/06/13 - 09:11 AM]
ABC Wins Friday, as "Happy Endings" Surges and "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Post Multi-Month Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 5.

[04/06/13 - 08:51 AM]
"Grimm" Hits a Four-Week High in 18-49, Equaling Its Highest Rating Since November 16
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 5.

[04/06/13 - 08:40 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Paves the Way to ABC Demo Victory
Plus: "Happy Endings" shows big week-to-week gains while CBS's "Vegas" craters in its new Friday home.

[04/05/13 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 5
Updates include: Steve Carell, James Gandolfini team for "Bone Wars" at HBO; Sara Bareilles won't return to NBC's "The Sing-Off"; and Laura Benanti to recur on USA's "Royal Pains."

[04/05/13 - 05:44 PM]
NBC to Rebroadcast "Hannibal" Premiere This Wednesday at 10:00/9:00c
It will replace a previously announced repeat of "Chicago Fire" in said time period.

[04/05/13 - 05:40 PM]
ABC May Schedule Changes: New Drama Series "Motive" Premiere Moves to Special Day and Time, Monday, May 20
Plus: "The Bachelorette" will now debut one week later on Monday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/05/13 - 05:24 PM]
NBC, The CW Confirm Retrospective Specials Prior to "90210," "The Office" Finales
Both series will sign off with two-hour events on Monday, May 13 and Thursday, May 16, respectively.

[04/05/13 - 04:28 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Thursday, Another "Swamp People" Victory
Plus: numbers for TLC's "NY Ink," TBS's "Men at Work" and AMC's "Comic Book Men."

[04/05/13 - 12:44 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is 1Q13's Most-Tweeted TV Series; #1 Most-Social Cable TV Network in 2012/13 to Date
ABC Family spins the digital numbers for the season to date.

[04/05/13 - 11:43 AM]
ABC to Wrap "Nashville" Season After 21 Episodes
The show's freshman run will come in one installment shy of the traditional "full season."

[04/05/13 - 11:37 AM]
"Hoarding: Buried Alive," "I Found the Gown" and "Four Houses" Kick Off New Seasons in April on TLC
Said trio is due back on Wednesday, April 17, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, respectively.

[04/05/13 - 10:44 AM]
History(R) Orders Second Season of Hit Scripted Series "Vikings"
Four new episodes remain in the current season airing Sundays at 10:00/9:00c with the season finale slated for Sunday, April 28.

[04/05/13 - 09:28 AM]
CBS Sweeps Thursday as "Big Bang Theory" Tops Night in Viewers and Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 4.







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[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
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[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
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[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
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[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
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[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.