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[09/05/13 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 5
Updates include: MTV sets "Happyland" cast; Briga Heelan to return to NBC's "Undateable"; and Keith David tapped as Cheshire Cat on ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland."

[09/05/13 - 03:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Brings Home Another 10 Million Viewers
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Inside the NFL," E!'s "Who Wore It Better" and Syfy's "Ghost Mine."

[09/05/13 - 02:56 PM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" and "Melissa & Joey" Finales Soar to Season Highs
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 4.

[09/05/13 - 02:48 PM]
NFL Linebacker Erin Henderson Announces 2nd Season of "Sacks for Big Cats" to Help Save Big Cats in the Wild
Henderson will once again provide a big rush for big cats by personally donating $1,000 to BCI every time he makes a sack in the 2013 football season.

[09/05/13 - 02:42 PM]
Showtime(R) to Replay Most Recent Episodes of "Dexter(R)" and "Ray Donovan"
The replays are welcome news to the millions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks subscribers in major markets across the country who have missed the series for the past few weeks.

[09/05/13 - 02:38 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles," "The Game" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for History's "We're the Fugawis," Comedy Central's "Brickleberry" and Lifetime's "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition."

[09/05/13 - 02:15 PM]
Outstanding FXX Debuts for "Sunny" and "The League"
FXX spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 4.

[09/05/13 - 02:02 PM]
Syfy Announces Cast Additions for Season 2 of Its Groundbreaking Drama Series "Defiance"
William Atherton and Anna Hopkins join the previously announced James Murray as new cast additions to season two of the series.

[09/05/13 - 01:35 PM]
DirecTV Signs Deal with Neil LaBute for Ten Short Films
LaBute will write, direct and produce the stand-alone tales which all share a unique narrative device to tell quick, pungent and surprising stories about human relationships.

[09/05/13 - 01:25 PM]
Millions Watch Season-Opening College Football on ESPN Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September 2.

[09/05/13 - 01:19 PM]
Beginning September 9, Talk That Matters, on "Katie"
Upcoming guests include Robert DeNiro, Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Julianne Moore.

[09/05/13 - 12:46 PM]
Andy Samberg Welcomes Students Back to College with "mtvU's 2013 Convocation Address" Premiering Tuesday, September 10
Samberg's speech will premiere to nearly 9 million college students on 750 campuses across the country.

[09/05/13 - 12:43 PM]
Oxygen Media Announces Susie Castillo to On-Air Role Hosting Unique Content Across All Platforms
She will kick-off her duties at New York Fashion Week, hosting coverage of the week's events from runway shows to red carpet parties that will be available on Oxygen.com.

[09/05/13 - 12:36 PM]
Oxygen Media to Host Live Google+ Hangout with "Preachers of L.A." Cast on Tuesday, September 10 at 7PM ET Presented on Oxygen.com and Google+
The new docu-series premieres Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[09/05/13 - 12:34 PM]
"Strike Back: Origins," Starring Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln, to Debut Oct. 25 on Cinemax
Originally titled "Chris Ryan's Strike Back," the show was based on the book series of the same name by former British Special Forces soldier Ryan.

[09/05/13 - 12:18 PM]
Big-Time College Basketball Comes to FOX Sports
Coverage on FOX Sports 1 begins with 13 consecutive Big East matchups (11 men's; two women's) on Friday, November 8 with the Providence men hosting Boston College (6:00 PM ET).

[09/05/13 - 12:10 PM]
CBS Sports Signs Multi-Year Deal to Broadcast Big East Conference Basketball
Beginning with the 2014-15 season, the deal provides for up to 30 men's basketball games per year combined on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network.

[09/05/13 - 12:04 PM]
CBS Gets Audiences Ready for TV's New Fall Season with a CBS Catch Up Marathon Available Online and On-Demand
"Elementary," "The Good Wife" and "Hawaii Five-0" are among the titles available on CBS.com and on-demand.

[09/05/13 - 11:47 AM]
DIY Network Shatters Audience Records
DIY spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 3.

[09/05/13 - 11:28 AM]
Host Alyssa Milano Joins Third Season of Lifetime's Hit Series "Project Runway All Stars" Premiering October 24
She'll succeed Angela Lindvall from season one and Carolyn Murphy from season two.

[09/05/13 - 11:27 AM]
NBC Sports Group Surrounds "Sunday Night Football" with Collection of Digital and Social Media Extensions
For the fourth straight season, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes content of "Sunday Night Football."

[09/05/13 - 11:17 AM]
PBS Announces "Superheroes Night" on October 15th
Liev Schreiber hosts the three-part event, which was initially to premiere October 8 and play over three weeks.

[09/05/13 - 11:07 AM]
Nick at Nite Debuts "Instant Mom," Original Family Comedy Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Sunday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The series also will air on the adult-targeted NickMom comedy block on the Nick Jr. channel at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/05/13 - 11:01 AM]
"CBS Fall Preview," a Special Presenting a Fun "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, Will Be Broadcast Thursday, Sept. 12
Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell, Kal Penn and Chris Smith of "We Are Men" will host the half-hour special.

[09/05/13 - 10:41 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Amish Mafia" Grabs 2.59 Million Viewers and Ranks #1 in Cable Among Men 25-54 on Sept. 3
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 3.

[09/05/13 - 10:31 AM]
Four Female Presenting Duos Set for "65th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
Said pairings include Kerry Washington and Diahann Carroll, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Deschanel, and Allison Janney and Anna Faris.

[09/05/13 - 09:29 AM]
Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell" Scratches Its Way Into Fifth New Season Renewal
Jackson Galaxy will be back this spring with the first of 16 new episodes.

[09/05/13 - 09:19 AM]
"Big Brother" Delivers Its Largest Wednesday Audience of the Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 4.

[09/05/13 - 09:13 AM]
The Hub Network Ushers in Halloween with Its Annual Haunted Hub Programming, Which Features Spine-Tingling New Series and Stunts
Highlights include "Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch," "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" and "Spooksville."

[09/05/13 - 09:10 AM]
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles(R) to Honor Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America on November 9, 2013
Cumberbatch will receive The Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

[09/05/13 - 09:03 AM]
CBS Television Studios Celebrates National TV Dinner Day Sept. 10 with "The Millers" and "We Are Men"
The event, hosted by J.B. Smoove, will take place on Residential Street at CBS Studios in Studio City.

[09/05/13 - 08:52 AM]
Eye-Popping Masterpieces Abound in Third Season of "Halloween Wars"
Guest judges this season - premiering Sunday, October 6 - include Charlaine Harris, Danielle Harris, Tony Todd and Derek Mears.

[09/05/13 - 08:43 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Generates Four-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Its Best Results on the Night Since August 7
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 4.

[09/05/13 - 08:41 AM]
ABC's "The Lookout" Spikes in Its Season Finale with a 12-Week High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 4.

[09/05/13 - 08:36 AM]
Discovery Channel Appoints Denise Contis Executive Vice President, Production and Development - West Coast
Contis most recently served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel, overseeing all execution for the channel's programming.

[09/05/13 - 08:27 AM]
Oxygen Media Study Reveals That 81% of Americans Have Been Bullied at Some Point in Their Lives
The study coincides with Oxygen's empowering new docu-series "My Big Fat Revenge," airing on Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/05/13 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Leads FOX to Fourth Consecutive Demo Victory
The network's mainstay however is down week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[09/05/13 - 08:08 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Winners Terry Fator and Olate Dogs Return to Perform on NBC's Hit Summer Series' Sept. 11 Live Results Show
Six will move on to the final round of competition on September 17.

[09/05/13 - 08:00 AM]
Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel to Make His First Visit to CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Monday, Sept. 9
Also featured on the Monday is an interview with actor and comedian Ricky Gervais and a performance by musical guest Janelle Monae.

[09/05/13 - 07:19 AM]
Legendary Country Artist Charlie Daniels Pens Original Song for AMC's "Hell on Wheels"
The instrumental piece, titled "Hell on Strings," will be featured on this Saturday's episode.

[09/05/13 - 07:00 AM]
WE tv Welcomes "Will & Grace" to Its Lineup
The cable channel will launch the modern classic sitcom on Sunday, September 22 with an all-day marathon (2pm-5am ET/PT).

[09/04/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 4
Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan bound for FX's "Tyrant"; Elizabeth Hurley first cast in E!'s "The Royals"; and HBO to order a third season of "The Newsroom."

[09/04/13 - 10:00 PM]
"MasterChef" Voting Results for September 4
Plus: casting calls for season five begin in Phoenix and New Orleans on October 5.

[09/04/13 - 04:55 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: College Football, "Roast of James Franco" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Safecrackers," Bravo's "Tamra's OC Wedding" and Cartoon Network's "Uncle Grandpa."

[09/04/13 - 04:01 PM]
Hub Network Original Movie "My Little Pony Equestria Girls" Lifts the Network to Triple-Digit Growth Year-to-Year
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of August 26-September 1.

[09/04/13 - 03:43 PM]
"Fast N' Loud" Breaks Series Record with 2.69 Million Viewers on Monday, Sept. 2
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, September 2.

[09/04/13 - 02:43 PM]
Cast of "Baby Daddy" to Chat Live with Fans Via Twitter During Tonight's Summer Finale
Jen-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry, Melissa Peterman and Chelsea Kane are among the participants.

[09/04/13 - 01:49 PM]
Record High 2.6 Million Viewers Tune in for "The Haves and the Have Nots" Fall Finale on OWN
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 3.

[09/04/13 - 01:35 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Breaking Bad" Tops Demos, NASCAR Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for VH1's "La La's Full Court Life," Nickelodeon's "Wendell & Vinnie" and OWN's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"

[09/04/13 - 01:22 PM]
A&E Network Begins Production on New Original Real-Life Series "Crazy Hearts: Nashville"
The series "goes backstage into the lives and lyrics of several up-and-coming musicians trying to hit it big, fall in love and live to sing about it."







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[11/23/14 - 08:57 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the second week in a row.

[11/23/14 - 08:54 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host Cameron Diaz, Ranks As the Night's #1 Telecast on the Big 4 Networks in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22.

[11/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
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The network's "Shark Tank" posts a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.

[11/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
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ABC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/21/14 - 03:07 PM]
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[11/21/14 - 01:30 PM]
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[11/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
Feast with the Titans in a Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Teen Titans Go!" Airing Wednesday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT
In addition, the Titans have a lot to be thankful for as the action-comedy series continues to be a strong performer on Cartoon Network.

[11/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
Emmy(R) and Tony Award(R) Winner Ellen Barkin to Guest Star on "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
She's set as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan).

[11/21/14 - 12:52 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with Very Merry Episodes
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[11/21/14 - 12:02 PM]
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Aaliyah's family members participated in the original production in 2001 and her brother approved the additions made in the updated 2012 version, which will be seen on Sunday.

[11/21/14 - 11:00 AM]
Season Three Premiere of Bounce TV's "Off The Chain" Series Reaches Over 1.7 Million Viewers
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/21/14 - 10:24 AM]
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"The Haves and the Have Nots," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Raising Whitley" are among the returning class.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
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[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
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Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Genie Francis and Marilu Henner are among the scheduled guests.