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[04/18/13 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 18
Updates include: Giovanni Ribisi to replace Tommy Dewey on FOX's "Dads"; NBC asks for backup scripts from "After Hours"; and Seth Zvi Rosenfeld to get "Down Lo" for HBO.

[04/18/13 - 09:00 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 18
The final three will be announced on the next results show, airing Thursday, April 25.

[04/18/13 - 05:10 PM]
2013 "Sunday Night Football" Schedule Announced
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos will kick things off on Thursday, September 5 followed by New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 8.

[04/18/13 - 05:09 PM]
ESPN's 2013 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
Eagles vs. Redskins and Texans vs. Chargers will be featured in the season premiere, airing September 9.

[04/18/13 - 05:08 PM]
CBS Sports Marks 54th Year of NFL Coverage as Network Announces 2013 "NFL on CBS" Broadcast Schedule
Pittsburgh, San Diego, Miami and Cincinnati slated for 11 appearances with Baltimore, Houston and Indianapolis set for 10.

[04/18/13 - 05:07 PM]
20th "NFL on FOX" Season Kicks Off This September
The 49ers, Cowboys and Bears each scheduled 10 times while Giants, Packers and Redskins are slated for nine appearances.

[04/18/13 - 04:58 PM]
Video: "Sam & Cat" Coming to Nickelodeon in June!
Check out the first promo from the spin-off series featuring Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande.

[04/18/13 - 04:38 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Crushes the Competition
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Off Pitch," Showtime's "All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero" and TV Land's "Forever Young."

[04/18/13 - 03:13 PM]
Oxygen Media Earns Record Ratings as "Best Ink" Delivers Series High with Women 18-49 and Season High Among Adults 18-49
Oxygen spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 17.

[04/18/13 - 02:09 PM]
"Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" Delivers Season Highs in Viewers and Adults 25-54 and Matches Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 17.

[04/18/13 - 01:47 PM]
Style Media Adds Nine New Series to Broad Development Slate for 2013-2014
"We are excited to expand our programming slate by developing edgy, fun, informative series that are accessible and aspirational," said Sarah Weidman.

[04/18/13 - 01:15 PM]
Showtime(R) Confirms "Dexter(R)" Season Eight Will Mark the Iconic Series' Final Season
Plus: check out the latest teaser for the show's swan song, premiering Sunday, June 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/13 - 01:10 PM]
Be on Time for Bravo Media's "Don't Be Tardy..." with New Episodes Airing Tuesdays at 9:30PM ET/PT
The half-hour series will lead into new episodes of "The Kandi Factory" at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/18/13 - 12:29 PM]
FX Acquires New Sitcom Starring George Lopez - "Saint George"
The multi-camera ensemble comedy revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur.

[04/18/13 - 12:19 PM]
Bravo Media Bolsters Production Team Adding Kathleen French and Todd Radnitz
They'll both serve as Vice Presidents of Current Production, executive producing various projects at the network.

[04/18/13 - 11:58 AM]
Leno, Fallon Continue to Top the Late-Night Competition During the Week of April 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 8-12.

[04/18/13 - 11:52 AM]
Bravo Media Says I Do... Again When NeNe and Gregg Leakes Remarry Each Other in "I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding" (Working Title) Airing This Fall
Each episode will follow NeNe as she plans the wedding of a lifetime.

[04/18/13 - 11:49 AM]
MTV2 Unleashes "Code Wars" Weekend Marathon of Highest Rated Series "MTV2's Guy Code" in Support of Spin-Off "Girl Code" Upcoming Premiere Saturday, April 20 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET/PT on MTV2
Said spin-off launches Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30/9:30c on MTV.

[04/18/13 - 11:11 AM]
ESPN and the 2013 NFL Draft - 43 Hours of Original Programming; Two Nights in Prime Time
For the 34th consecutive year, ESPN will televise the NFL Draft presented by Bud Light (April 25-27) from Radio City Music Hall in New York.

[04/18/13 - 11:03 AM]
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Producer Dick Clark Productions Bring "The 71st Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards" Live Coast-to-Coast on NBC Sunday, January 12, 2014
Nominations will be announced on Thursday, December 12.

[04/18/13 - 10:32 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 11-City Search for New Contestants
Season 15 auditions will be held May 4 in Charleston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City.

[04/18/13 - 10:18 AM]
Enter to Win the "Ultimate Big Easy to Graceland" Sweeps Presented by Encore
The giveaway is timed with the cable channel's "The Elvis Collection: A Whole Lotta Elvis" stunt next month.

[04/18/13 - 10:06 AM]
HBO Acquires U.S. TV Rights to Whoopi Goldberg's Directorial Debut, "Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You," a 2013 Official Tribeca Film Festival Selection
Executive produced by Goldberg, Tom Leonardis and George Schlatter, the documentary will debut exclusively on HBO later this year.

[04/18/13 - 08:57 AM]
Notre Dame & NBC Sports Group Renew Historic Football Partnership
The renewal extends the landmark partnership, which began in 1991, to 35 years.

[04/18/13 - 08:57 AM]
New Roster of Hopefuls Vie for Culinary Star-Dom in Season Nine of Primetime Competition Series "Food Network Star"
Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay return as judges/mentors in the new season, due Sunday, June 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/13 - 08:57 AM]
Disney to Present Contemporary Kid- and Family Version of Hugely Popular Game Show "Win, Lose or Draw" on Disney Channel
Justin Willman will host the new incarnation, from executive producer Scott St. John.

[04/18/13 - 08:55 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: SVU" Grows Versus Last Week's Rebroadcast by 22% in 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 17.

[04/18/13 - 08:53 AM]
NBA Playoffs to Exclusively Tip Off on ABC & ESPN
Highlights include ABC's exclusive presentation of The Finals on ABC, starting June 6.

[04/18/13 - 08:50 AM]
"MythBusters" Is Back May 1st Celebrating 10 Amazing Years on Discovery!
Over the past 10 years, the team has tested 885 myths, filmed over 7200 hours, created 815 explosions and used 43,500 yards of duct tape.

[04/18/13 - 08:43 AM]
"How to Live with Your Parents" Retains 100% of Its "Modern Family" Lead-in
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 17.

[04/18/13 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Tops Its Mostly Repeat Competition
FOX's flagship series is up a few ticks from last week, but down almost 30% from a year ago.

[04/18/13 - 08:03 AM]
"The Weight of the Nation for Kids" Looks at Health Issues Facing Young People Today in the Specials "Kebreeya's Salad Days" and "Quiz Ed!," Debuting May 7, Exclusively on HBO
The second and third parts of the series debut back-to-back on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30/4:30c.

[04/18/13 - 07:58 AM]
TNT's Extensive Coverage of the 2013 NBA Playoffs Begin Sunday, April 21
Said date will feature a tripleheader of Atlanta vs. Indiana, Milwaukee vs. Miami and Houston vs. Oklahoma City.

[04/18/13 - 07:07 AM]
Nickelodeon Launches First Global Mobile App Inspired by Wildly Popular "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, "Rooftop Run" features full 3D characters and environments based on the CG-animated series.

[04/18/13 - 06:48 AM]
"Smash" Once Again Moves to 8:00/7:00c Slot This Saturday
Like last week, NBC's struggling drama will trade places with an encore of "The Voice."

[04/18/13 - 06:34 AM]
MTV/VH1/CMT Unveils New Digital Hub to Allow Artists to Opt Into Music Video Rotation and Other Opportunities
Fans will be given optimum power since their active support will ultimately decide which artists' are selected for each opportunity.

[04/18/13 - 04:01 AM]
Nickelodeon Premieres Season Four of the Hit Live-Action Series "Big Time Rush," Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
Guest stars this season include Gavin DeGraw, Cher Lloyd, Victoria Justice, Scott Baio, Lucas Cruikshank, Yo Gabba Gabba! and more!

[04/17/13 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 17
Updates include: MSN eyes "Heroes" revival for Xbox; unaired "Don't Trust the B----" to be released online; and Tania Raymonde cast as Jodi Arias for Lifetime movie.

[04/17/13 - 04:03 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Deadliest Catch," "Storage Wars" Returns Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Don't Be Tardy," TBS's "Who Gets the Last Laugh?" and GSN's "Family Trade."

[04/17/13 - 02:59 PM]
MTV's Audience Loves Getting "Awkward" - Season Three Debut Is the #1 Cable Series of the Day with Persons 12-34
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 16.

[04/17/13 - 02:23 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Season Premiere Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Persons and Men 25-54
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 16.

[04/17/13 - 01:01 PM]
Science Channel's "Outrageous of Acts Science" Will Blow Your Mind
The series "scours the Web for the best amateur and professional scientist whose homegrown research has gone viral."

[04/17/13 - 12:45 PM]
"The Cleveland Show" Not Canceled, But No Additional Episodes at This Time
"The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and "American Dad" however are all due back.

[04/17/13 - 12:22 PM]
"The American Bible Challenge" Presents: Fan Favorites Where Fans Can Vote for Their Favorite Team
The Fan Favorite winner will be announced on GSN during the show's season finale on Thursday, May 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/17/13 - 11:27 AM]
WE tv Introduces the World Premiere of "Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas" Followed by the 10th and Final Season of WE tv's Original Hit Series "Bridezillas"
They'll both roll out Friday, May 31 at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[04/17/13 - 11:04 AM]
HBO's "Vice" Expands Season to Ten Editions; Show Devotes Entire June 14 Season Finale to the News Series' Recent Week-Long North Korea Trip
The series airs Fridays at 11:00/10:00c following "Real Time with Bill Maher."

[04/17/13 - 10:37 AM]
Starz Greenlights Second Season of Action Adventure Original Series "Da Vinci's Demons"
Production of season two is expected to begin in Wales in May 2013, with an on-air return expected on Starz in 2014.

[04/17/13 - 10:37 AM]
Oxygen Airs "Bad Girls Club" OMG Special on Tuesday, April 30 at 8 PM ET/PT
In addition, the three-part reunion special for "Bad Girls Club" Atlanta hosted by Tanisha Thomas begins on Tuesday, May 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/17/13 - 10:29 AM]
truTV Bets Big on Comedic Reality with Three New Series, Plus Pilots, Development Deals and Renewals
Returning series include "Impractical Jokers," "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal," "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" and "Guinness World Records(R) Gone Wild!"

[04/17/13 - 10:27 AM]
History to Launch "Top Shot: All Stars" on Wednesday, May 29
The show's fifth cycle will feature the four previous champions defending their respective titles against fellow alums.







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[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN NFL Programming Highlights - "Draft Academy" Debuts April 22
Projected first-round picks Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee will be part of the four-week series.

[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.