[thursday, october 03, 2013]    
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[10/03/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 3
Updates include: Rob Lowe to star in NBC's "The Pro"; Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar and Aldis Hodge board Amazon's "The After"; and trio head for HBO's "The Money."

[10/03/13 - 02:58 PM]
NBA TV's Critically Acclaimed "Open Court" to Premiere Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. ET
"Open Court" will be hosted by Ernie Johnson with a combination of analysts.

[10/03/13 - 02:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Duck Dynasty" Lead Demo Race
Plus: numbers for E!'s "The Soup Investigates," MTV's "Miley: The Movement" and Bravo's "Top Chef."

[10/03/13 - 02:33 PM]
One of TLC's Most Beloved Families Returns to Their Roots in an All-New Season of "Little People, Big World"
The Roloffs are back for eight new episodes beginning Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/03/13 - 02:30 PM]
Watch and Tweet the Season Premieres with the Stars of The CW Network Starting Tonight
Joseph Morgan, Charles Michael Davis, Phoebe Tonkin, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell and Daniella Pineda from "The Originals" are among the participants.

[10/03/13 - 01:54 PM]
The CW Presents "The IHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry" on Friday, October 25, 9:00-10:00 PM
The one-hour special will follow the season premiere of "The Carrie Diaries" at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/03/13 - 12:52 PM]
Urban Legend Becomes Waking Nightmare in Investigation Discovery's All-New Midnight Halloween Special "Bloody Marys"
Produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, the special premieres Halloween night: Thursday, October 31 at midnight/11:00c.

[10/03/13 - 12:51 PM]
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek at Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's Opening Sequence of "The Simpsons'" Annual "Treehouse of Horror XXIV"
Said installment premieres this Sunday, October 6 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[10/03/13 - 12:34 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" Returns for Season Four Friday, October 25 with a Two Hour Season Premiere at 9PM
Plus: pre-show "The Dirt," hosted by series executive producer Christo Doyle, also returns on Friday, October 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/03/13 - 12:18 PM]
TBS' Exclusive Coverage of the 2013 MLB Wild Card Averages 4.7 Million Total Viewers
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2.

[10/03/13 - 12:01 PM]
David Blaine Amazes the Most Recognizable and Intriguing People in the World in a Groundbreaking New Special, "David Blaine: Real or Magic" on ABC
Executive produced by David Blaine and Radical Media, look for the special in November.

[10/03/13 - 11:59 AM]
TLC Revisits a Remarkable Time in American History in the Television Event "Letters To Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy"
The cable channel will debut the film as an exclusive television event on Sunday, November 17, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the President¹s assassination.

[10/03/13 - 11:54 AM]
Both CBS Late Night Shows Increase Audience Versus Premiere Week Last Year
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 23-27.

[10/03/13 - 11:45 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Presents a Special Night of Programming About Being Gay in America on Sunday, October 27
Highlights include Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky on "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[10/03/13 - 11:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Best Season Debut in Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, September 28.

[10/03/13 - 11:34 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Premiere Week Against Timeslot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 23-27.

[10/03/13 - 11:12 AM]
Video: "Mythbusters" Zombie Special Airing October 17 on Discovery
Said installment features Michael Rooker from "The Walking Dead."

[10/03/13 - 11:07 AM]
Production Begins on First Disney Junior Original TV Movie, the Animated "Lucky Duck," Slated to Premiere Summer 2014
Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanaugh are among the principal voice cast.

[10/03/13 - 11:01 AM]
New Action-Packed Event Series "24: Live Another Day" Takes Jack Bauer to England for 12 Action-Packed Episodes
"We wanted the show's return to be an event, and part of that was putting Jack in a very different context," said Evan Katz.

[10/03/13 - 10:40 AM]
NBC Announces Exclusive Series with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Mark Burnett's One Three Media
"Space Race" is an elimination competition series where everyday people compete for the ultimate prize - a trip for the winner into space on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.

[10/03/13 - 10:31 AM]
"Trisha's Southern Kitchen" Is Back for Season Four with Special Guest Stars, More Music and New Family-Inspired Recipes
Guests this season - premiering Saturday, November 9 - include Kelly Clarkson, Wendy Williams, Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Art Smith and Kurt Warner.

[10/03/13 - 10:23 AM]
FOX Awakens Season Two of Hit Drama Series "Sleepy Hollow"
"It's a conceptual blast unlike anything else on television and it all holds together with inventive writing and a fantastic cast," said Kevin Reilly.

[10/03/13 - 10:18 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning "Rachael Ray" Renewed Through 2016 in Nearly 90% of the Country
This renewal will take the show through its 10th season.

[10/03/13 - 10:13 AM]
Starz Presents "The Spartacus Saga: Uncut"
Liam McIntyre will host each evening, offering his insights into each of the episodes from "Blood and Sand", "Gods of the Arena", "Vengeance" and "War of the Damned."

[10/03/13 - 10:04 AM]
Season Two of "The Chase" Premieres on Tuesday, November 5 at 8 P.M. ET/PT
The one-hour show features three contestants as they battle in a fast-paced quiz competition against an all-knowing opponent, The Beast.

[10/03/13 - 09:42 AM]
NBC Pushes "The Biggest Loser" Return Back a Week to October 15
Look for another two-hour edition of "The Voice" instead next Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/03/13 - 09:40 AM]
"Survivor" and "CSI" Sweep Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demos with Week-to-Week Growth
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 2.

[10/03/13 - 09:39 AM]
TravelChannel.Com Names the 2013 "Travel's Best" Halloween Attractions
The expert panelists include Scott Cummins, Elvira, Nick Groff, Ed and Marsha Edmunds, and Aaron Sagers.

[10/03/13 - 09:35 AM]
MTV Greenlights Another Cycle of Its Hit Competition Series "The Challenge" Set to Start Production This Fall
The new season - its 25th season of the franchise, in an undisclosed location - is slated to air in 2014.

[10/03/13 - 09:04 AM]
Ben Is Back! It's Hero Time on Cartoon Network Saturday Mornings
All-new episodes of "Ben 10 Omniverse" kick off this Saturday, October 5 at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT).

[10/03/13 - 09:02 AM]
USA Network Orders Fifth Season of Espionage Drama "Covert Affairs"
The series returns for the back half of its fourth season on Thursday, October 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/03/13 - 08:56 AM]
The Debut of "Ironside" Tops the Year-Ago Debut of "Chicago Fire" in Its Time Period in Total Viewers by 3%
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 2.

[10/03/13 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS & FOX in Tight Demo Race
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" is the top draw among adults 18-49 last night.

[10/03/13 - 08:27 AM]
"Super Fun Night" Opens with Best Retention and as ABC's Top Fall Comedy Debut Out of "Modern Family" in 4 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 2.

[10/03/13 - 07:48 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Kicks Off the New Season with Its Biggest-Ever Audience During a Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 23-27.

[10/03/13 - 07:31 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Chronicles Ambitious Project of Building "The Incredible Bionic Man"
The new one-hour documentary about the ambitious project premieres on Sunday, October 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/03/13 - 06:20 AM]
Bravo Media Delivers Best Third Quarter Ever Among Total Viewers, Up Double Digits Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[10/03/13 - 06:01 AM]
Prime Instant Video Greenlights Three New Pilots
The distributor's latest wave includes "Mozart in the Jungle," "The Outlaws" and "Transparent."

[10/03/13 - 04:01 AM]
MTV to Air "Miley: The Movement" 90-Minute Deluxe Edition Featuring All New and Extended Scenes Sunday, October 6 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
In addition, fans of the top-rated MTV series "Girl Code" will get an exclusive first look at the second season trailer during "Miley: The Movement" deluxe edition.

[10/02/13 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 2
Updates include: David Tennant to topline FOX's "Broadchurch" import; Colin Hanks cast in FX's "Fargo"; and Emily Rutherfurd to star in ABC Family's "Work Mom."

[10/02/13 - 03:49 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "NCIS" Tops Viewers, "The Voice" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Fangasm," Discovery's "Dukes of Haggle" and ESPN's "30 for 30."

[10/02/13 - 02:59 PM]
Blackhawks-Capitals on NBCSN Is Cable's Most-Watched Season Opener on Record
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 1.

[10/02/13 - 02:07 PM]
FX's "Wilfred" to Get Final Season on FXX
The Elijah Wood/Jason Gann-led comedy will return for a 10-episode swan song in 2014.

[10/02/13 - 01:38 PM]
TBS' Extensive Coverage of 2013 MLB Postseason Continues with American League Wild Card Game & Division Series
The network's coverage of the MLB Division Series will begin tomorrow, Thursday, October 3.

[10/02/13 - 01:06 PM]
ABC to Keep "Motive" Going for Second Season
Original broadcaster CTV previously commissioned an additional 13 episodes back in May.

[10/02/13 - 12:42 PM]
Brooklyn Hoops(TM) Gets National Platform on Fox Sports 1
Television coverage begins on Sunday, December 1 at 8:30/7:30c when national powerhouse Kentucky faces Providence.

[10/02/13 - 12:28 PM]
TBS' Exclusive Coverage of the 2013 National League Wild Card Delivers 4.6 Million Total Viewers
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 1.

[10/02/13 - 12:01 PM]
CBS Television Studios Heads to New York Comic-Con 2013 with "Beauty and the Beast" and "Reign"
The series will be featured in back-to-back panels on Saturday, October 12.

[10/02/13 - 11:54 AM]
ESPN's MLB Ratings Up 14 Percent in 2013
ESPN spins the coverage for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/02/13 - 11:21 AM]
FOX Gives Series Order to New Ensemble Comedy "Mulaney" (working title), from Comedian John Mulaney and Lorne Michaels
Martin Short also stars in the project, which was originally ordered to pilot by NBC.

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[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.