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[04/19/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 19
Updates include: ABC Family still mulling future of "The Lying Game"; Showtime open to "Dexter" spin-off; and NBC pulls "Hannibal" episode over content concerns.

[04/19/13 - 05:44 PM]
NBC Adds "Voice" to Wednesday, May 1; Expands "Office" to Hour on Thursday, May 2
The former will replace "Dateline NBC" while the latter is set for 8:30/7:30c on said date.

[04/19/13 - 03:31 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Goes Untouched for History
Plus: numbers for NFL Network's "Schedule Release Show," Comedy Central's "Nathan for You" and HBO's "Which Way Is the Front Line From Here?"

[04/19/13 - 02:18 PM]
Amazon Originals Comedies and Kids Pilots Now Free at Amazon Instant Video
Viewers can help decide which of the 14 projects become series.

[04/19/13 - 01:57 PM]
Terror in Boston: Hour-Long Special Editions of "NBC Nightly News" at 6:30p ET and "Rock Center with Brian Williams" at 10P/9C
Plus: Natalie Morales speaks to the family of Sydney Corcoran, whose iconic image was seen around the world as a stranger in a red shirt came to her aid.

[04/19/13 - 01:50 PM]
ABC News to Air a Special Edition of "20/20," with Elizabeth Vargas Anchoring from Boston
Plus: Diane Sawyer to anchor a special expanded one-hour edition of "ABC World News."

[04/19/13 - 01:44 PM]
NBC Shifts Drama "Grimm" to Tuesdays
The series will air Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c, replacing "Ready for Love."

[04/19/13 - 01:13 PM]
E! to Livestream the White House Correspondents Dinner Red Carpet for the First Time Ever
Alicia Quarles and Marc Malkin will host said coverage, due on Saturday, April 27.

[04/19/13 - 12:00 PM]
"Glee" Tunes Up for a Fifth and Sixth Season on FOX
Last month, the series reached its milestone 500th performance with a rendition of the anthem, "Shout."

[04/19/13 - 10:39 AM]
Style Blooms in May with Series Premieres of "XOX Betsey Johnson" and "Resale Royalty" Plus New Episodes of "Jerseylicious"
"Jerseylicious" wraps its fifth season on May 5 followed by a two-part reunion special and a clip show.

[04/19/13 - 10:19 AM]
CBS Program Advisory for Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20
Tonight's "Vegas" will now air this Saturday at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/19/13 - 10:18 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Hemlock Grove" Co-Star Bill Skarsgard
Netflix's new 13-episode horror series is available today on the pay service.

[04/19/13 - 10:17 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Hemlock Grove" Co-Star Dougray Scott
Netflix's new 13-episode horror series is available today on the pay service.

[04/19/13 - 10:16 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Hemlock Grove" Co-Star Freya Tingley
Netflix's new 13-episode horror series is available today on the pay service.

[04/19/13 - 10:15 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Hemlock Grove" Co-Star Landon Liboiron
Netflix's new 13-episode horror series is available today on the pay service.

[04/19/13 - 10:14 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Hemlock Grove" Co-Star Penelope Mitchell
Netflix's new 13-episode horror series is available today on the pay service.

[04/19/13 - 10:13 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Hemlock Grove" Creator Brian McGreevy
Netflix's new 13-episode horror series is available today on the pay service.

[04/19/13 - 09:07 AM]
Scott Pelley Will Anchor a CBS News Primetime Special Tonight on the CBS Television Network
"CBS News Special Report: Boston Bombers" will air at 9:00/8:00c in place of "Vegas."

[04/19/13 - 08:58 AM]
"Hannibal" Has Now Delivered NBC's Three Highest 18-49 Ratings in Its Time Period This Season with Entertainment Programming
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 18.

[04/19/13 - 08:54 AM]
"Deon Cole's Black Box": Premiere Date and First Promo
The latest TBS original series premieres Monday, June 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/19/13 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Wife Swap" Grows for the 2nd Straight Week to Best-Since-Premiere Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 18.

[04/19/13 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Edge Out Repeats on CBS
The Eye's pair of "The Big Bang Theory" repeats are the top two telecasts among adults 18-49.

[04/19/13 - 08:28 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Nicky Deuce" starring "iCarly's" Noah Munck and "The Sopranos'" Steve Schirripa Premieres May 27
The original movie features cameos from James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico.

[04/19/13 - 06:52 AM]
Season Two of Award-Winning Series, "Lauren," Starring Troian Bellisario and Jennifer Beals, to Premiere Friday, May 3, on "WIGS"
Bradley Whitford, Raymond Cruz, Mykelti Williamson, Sarah Jones and iJustine also star.

[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.







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[04/16/14 - 09:02 AM]
FX Orders Third Season of "The Americans"
Six episodes remain in the current season, including tonight's broadcast.

[04/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49, Led by the #1 Show of the Night, "The Voice"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:34 AM]
Pivot Taps Embassy Row to Produce New Season of Nightly Topical Series "TakePart Live," Premiering May 12th at a New Time, 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT
Offering viewers a forum to discuss the issues of the moment, "TakePart Live" explores topics from the day's headlines.

[04/16/14 - 08:33 AM]
Participant Media's Pivot Increases Commitment to Originals with Four New Shows, Eleven Series in Development, New Scripted Drama, Franchise Award Show, Over 300 Hours of Original Programming in 2014
Highlights include "Fortitude," a dark drama series, with psychological and thriller elements, that follows the residents of an Arctic town unlike any other place on Earth.

[04/16/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up and Virtually Ties "NCIS: Los Angeles" for #1 in Adults 18-49 at 9pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
The Peacock series is up from last week among adults 18-49, as are "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher."

[04/16/14 - 08:16 AM]
Cartoon Network Viewers Charmed by "Clarence"
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/16/14 - 08:04 AM]
NBCUniversal Presents Unprecedented Coverage of Premier League's "Championship Sunday" on May 11
All 10 matches will be presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET.

[04/16/14 - 07:50 AM]
NeNe Leakes Plays Cupid with Patti Stanger on Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" Season Finale Airing Sunday, April 20 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: look for the special "Patti Uncensored: Three Dates Gone Wrong" on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30/9:30c.

[04/16/14 - 07:26 AM]
April Showers Bring More Jaw-Dropping Hours of True Crime to Investigation Discovery
New series include "The Perfect Murder" (Sunday, April 20), "Cell Block Psychic" (Monday, April 21) and "Bad Teachers" (Tuesday, April 22).

[04/16/14 - 06:31 AM]
Ovation Unveils "The Royals" Six-Part Documentary Series Beginning April 26
"The Royals" takes viewers behind palace gates for an up-close and personal look at how the Royal Family has endured and flourished over the decades.

[04/16/14 - 06:30 AM]
It's Television History in the Making When "The View" Unites All 11 Co-Hosts, Live, May 15 on ABC
The following day, after more than five decades of entertaining and informing generations of Americans, Walters says goodbye to daily television, commemorating her final co-host appearance on "The View" that morning.

[04/16/14 - 06:02 AM]
NASCAR Talladega Qualifying to Air on FOX - New Competitive "Knockout" Qualifying Sessions a Must See for Race Fans
The new qualifying system allows for all cars to qualify collectively for up to 25 minutes, with the top 24 based on fastest laps advancing for a subsequent 10-minute session.

[04/15/14 - 09:00 PM]
"The Voice" Narrows Field to Top 12 Artists as Competition Heats Up
Each of the celebrity musician coaches - Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher - will have three artists on their respective teams.

[04/15/14 - 03:06 PM]
NHL Regular Season Sets Viewership Records Across NBC & NBCSN
NBC spins the numbers for its NHL coverage to date this season.