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[11/15/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 15
Updates include: CBS gives pilot order to "How I Met Your Mother" spin-off; Jen Kirkman to write, star in FX comedy; and Stephanie Szostak, Blair Redford cast in USA drama pilot.

[11/15/13 - 03:34 PM]
Netflix Orders Final Season of "The Killing," from Fox Television Studios, Exclusively for Its Streaming Members in Netflix Territories
The first three seasons of "The Killing" are now available to stream globally on Netflix.

[11/15/13 - 02:38 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," "Scandal" Keep Top Spots
Plus: numbers for TBS's "Ground Floor," WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" and FX's "Anger Management."

[11/15/13 - 02:01 PM]
Channing Tatum Kicks Off "Team Oscar(R)" on "The Ellen Degeneres Show"
The initiative gives the next generation of filmmakers the chance to vie for an opportunity to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast.

[11/15/13 - 12:46 PM]
Discovery Unwrapped: Treat Yo' Self to a Week of Holiday Programming, Special Episodes and Premieres on Discovery Channel
Highlight include special episodes of "Naked & Afraid," "Street Outlaws," "Call of the Wildman," "Tanked" and "Treehouse Masters."

[11/15/13 - 12:25 PM]
ESPN's Multi-Platform Coverage of Pacquiao vs. Rios
The fight, from the Venetian Macao's CotaiArena, in Macau, China, will be distributed live on Saturday November 23 at 9:00/8:00c on HBO-Pay-Per-View.

[11/15/13 - 12:03 PM]
Debmar-Mercury Sells the FremantleMedia North America-Produced "Celebrity Name Game," Hosted by Craig Ferguson, to Tribune Stations Covering 40% of U.S., Including Seven of the Top-10 Markets
WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles and WGN Chicago are among the participating stations for the fall 2014 launch.

[11/15/13 - 11:23 AM]
Hunter Hayes to Perform During "CMA Country Christmas," Airing Monday, December 2 on ABC
The special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles, is a celebration of the season featuring Country's top stars and non-format favorites performing holiday songs and sharing their personal holiday traditions and memories.

[11/15/13 - 11:04 AM]
Five-Part Programming Event "Katie Challenge for Change" Airs the Week of November 18-22
The show will travel to five cities across the country and challenge communities to create positive changes, both big and small.

[11/15/13 - 10:39 AM]
GSN Acquires Episodes of Long-Running Popular Game Show "Shop 'Til You Drop" to Premiere on Monday, Dec. 2
The Pat Finn-hosted series will air weekdays at 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.

[11/15/13 - 10:02 AM]
FXX Scores Landmark Deal for "The Simpsons" Beginning in August 2014
The network will have access to 24 seasons (530 episodes) of the series with season 25 also due in September of 2014.

[11/15/13 - 09:56 AM]
GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase to Include Nine Top 10 Recruits
Eleven of the 21 teams scheduled will be playing on an ESPN network for the first time.

[11/15/13 - 09:55 AM]
CBS's Thursday 8:00-10:00 PM Comedy Block Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 14.

[11/15/13 - 09:39 AM]
El Rey Network Adds Robert Patrick, Eiza Gonzalez, Madison Davenport and Brandon Soo Hoo to Cast of Robert Rodriguez's Highly-Anticipated "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
The 10-episode serialized drama will serve as the first original scripted series to air on the new genre-busting cable network.

[11/15/13 - 09:11 AM]
The 15th Annual "A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion," an Entertainment Special Celebrating the Joys of Adoption, to Be Broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 18 on the CBS Television Network
Also, Ne-Yo, Chris Young and others are set to perform.

[11/15/13 - 08:55 AM]
"Parenthood" Matches a Six-Week High in 18-49 Rating, Its Best Result Since October 3
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 14.

[11/15/13 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Bang Theory" Top the Charts in Viewers, Demos
Plus: FOX's "The X Factor" and The CW's "Reign" make double-digit jumps from last week among adults 18-49.

[11/15/13 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Is Up Week to Week and Tops Its Year-Ago Delivery by 45%
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 14.

[11/15/13 - 08:21 AM]
Viacom Media Networks Level Up with the Launch of Multi-Platform VGX the Next Generation of the "Video Game Awards"
Spike TV will air highlights of the show as "VGX Replay" on Monday, December 9 at midnight/11:00c.

[11/15/13 - 08:04 AM]
No Shirt, No Shoes, Great Service: TLC's "Buying Naked" Gets Up Close & Personal with Nudist Real Estate
The two-part special premieres Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[11/15/13 - 08:03 AM]
CMT Set to Exclusively World Premiere Jason Aldean's Video for "When She Says Baby" as Part of Special "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" on November 16
The video for "When She Says Baby" is a previously unaired concert clip from his "Night Train to Georgia" concert special.

[11/15/13 - 07:47 AM]
Comedy Central Picks-Up Late-Night Social Sensation "@midnight"
The 40-week order firmly establishes "@midnight" as late-night's newest hit and provides Comedy Central with another bona fide franchise.

[11/15/13 - 06:00 AM]
Rihanna to Perform and Receive the First Ever AMA Icon Award on the "2013 American Music Awards(R)"
Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, TLC and Pitbull will also perform.

[11/14/13 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 14
Updates include: Jack Black, Tim Robbins cast in HBO's "The Brink"; Starz's "Power" adds trio; and Paul Scheuring, Shekhar Kapur team for "Rasputin" at FX.

[11/14/13 - 03:04 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Criminal Minds" Land Top Spots
Plus: numbers for History's "Bible Secrets Revealed," FXX's "The League" and Discovery's "Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell."

[11/14/13 - 02:37 PM]
CBS Announces Finale Dates for "The Amazing Race" and "Survivor"
As previously reported, their latest cycles will wrap on Sunday, December 8 and Sunday, December 15, respectively.

[11/14/13 - 02:35 PM]
Carly Aquilino and Boyfriend Chris Distefano from MTV's "Girl Code" and "Guy Code" Host "Sofa Saturday with Chris & Carly" Beginning Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
"The House Bunny," "Clueless" and the MTV premiere of "Beastly" are the featured titles.

[11/14/13 - 01:08 PM]
PBS Renews "Tavis Smiley" Talk Show for Two More Years
Entering its 11th season in January 2014, the series airs on approximately 97 percent of PBS stations in more than 200 markets.

[11/14/13 - 01:05 PM]
2014 NHL Stadium Series Programming Change
The matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins from Soldier Field in Chicago, will now air on NBC at 8:00/7:00c on Saturday, March 1.

[11/14/13 - 12:46 PM]
AMC Renews "Hell on Wheels," Its Saturday Night Success, for an Expanded Fourth Season
The season four renewal is for 13 episodes, following 10 hours in each of its first three seasons.

[11/14/13 - 12:45 PM]
John Oliver to Star in a Weekly Topical Comedy Series for HBO Starting Next Year
Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, the weekly show will debut on Sunday nights.

[11/14/13 - 12:16 PM]
NBC to Co-Produce 12 Episodes of Comedy "Working the Engels"
The series centers on a family who must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt.

[11/14/13 - 11:31 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer Unveiled for TNT's "Mob City"
The six-episode series will air in two-hour blocks over three consecutive Wednesdays (December 4, 11 and 18).

[11/14/13 - 11:26 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Competition for Week of Nov. 4-8
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 4-8.

[11/14/13 - 11:25 AM]
Video: Epic New Trailer for "The Spoils of Babylon" - Coming to IFC Jan 9 at 10PM
Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Jellybean Howie, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen, Steve Tom and Kristen Wiig star in the project.

[11/14/13 - 11:11 AM]
"Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!" Comedy Central's(R) First Drama Premieres on Sunday, December 1 at 12:00 Midnight and 12:30 A.M. ET/PT
The series documents Stevens' psychological breakdown and his journey back into the world of stand-up, with the support of his friends Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and others.

[11/14/13 - 11:00 AM]
The CW's "Arrow" Is on Target, Hits Series Highs in Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 13.

[11/14/13 - 10:55 AM]
One of the Most Talked About Bestsellers of All Time, V.C. Andrews' Iconic "Flowers in the Attic," Comes to Lifetime January 18
Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye and Dylan Bruce star in the project, from director Deborah Chow and writer Kayla Alpert.

[11/14/13 - 10:16 AM]
A&E Gets Back Into Gear with "Shipping Wars" Season 5 Premiering Tuesday, December 3 with Back-to-Back Episodes at 10 & 10:30PM ET/PT
The series follows the high-stakes world of heavy-duty moving as independent truckers bid against one another for the opportunity to ship the unshippable.

[11/14/13 - 09:49 AM]
The Hub Network Has a Festive Lineup of Holiday Programming That the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together Throughout December
"Family Game Night," "Spooksville" and "The Aquabats! Super Show!" are among the series offering up themed episodes.

[11/14/13 - 09:49 AM]
"Criminal Minds," Wednesday's Most-Watched Program, Delivers Its Largest Audience of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 13.

[11/14/13 - 09:12 AM]
ESPN Announces Next "30 for 30" Documentary, "Youngstown Boys"
Jeff and Michael Zimbalist are behind the film, premiering Saturday, December 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/14/13 - 08:57 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Posts Most-Watched Week Since August Launch
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the week of November 4-10.

[11/14/13 - 08:53 AM]
Cartoon Network Believes in "Steven Universe" and "Uncle Grandpa"
Both series have been picked up 13 additional episodes, bringing the respective total orders to 26 half-hour episodes.

[11/14/13 - 08:51 AM]
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Locks Up Its Top 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results Since October 16
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 13.

[11/14/13 - 08:38 AM]
"NBA Inside Stuff" presented by Samsung Galaxy Features Detroit Pistons Josh Smith and Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, Saturday, Nov. 16, at Noon ET on NBA TV
This week, Detroit Pistons' forward Josh Smith - signed as a free agent during the offseason - gets a personal introduction to the Motor City from one of Detroit's favorite sons, Steve Smith.

[11/14/13 - 08:35 AM]
ABC Posts Gains Across Its Wednesday Lineup/"Modern Family" Is Wednesday's #1 TV Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 13.

[11/14/13 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Criminal Minds" Puts CBS in Front Among Viewers, Demos
Plus: "The X Factor" shows big week-to-week gains among adults 18-49 for FOX.

[11/14/13 - 07:51 AM]
History(R) Kicks Off "Kennedy Week" Across Digital Platforms
Beginning Monday, November 18, History.com will publish daily original articles across all editorial franchises, offering unique views of the assassination that changed a nation.

[11/14/13 - 07:46 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Is Up Year over Year in All 7 Weeks of the Season
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 4-8.







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[09/20/14 - 12:51 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
A special Friday edition of "Big Brother" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[09/20/14 - 12:37 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Equals Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in 16 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 19.

[09/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
L3 Ratings: ABC's "Dancing" Premiere Marks Biggest-Ever Playback Lift - Monday's Top Show
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/19/14 - 02:43 PM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Wins in Primetime with Viewers and Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 02:22 PM]
Statement from E! Regarding "Fashion Police"
"We decided, with Melissa Rivers' blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue," the network said. "Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12."

[09/19/14 - 11:03 AM]
Get Ready for an "Awkward" Binge Sesh When MTV Airs the Hit Series in Its Entirety Beginning on Monday, September 22 at 8:30 AM ET/PT
Said marathon concludes with the premiere of the second-half of season 4 on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/19/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Justified" Arrests Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt
The series returns for its sixth and final season in January 2015.

[09/19/14 - 10:06 AM]
"CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney" Premieres Saturday, September 27 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
Viewers can get a sneak peek of Chesney's "American Kids" performance exclusively on the CMT Artists App beginning tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

[09/19/14 - 09:15 AM]
Cartoon Network's Hit Series "Regular Show" Is Back for a Not-So-Regular Sixth Season Premiering Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Emmy-winning series was created by JG Quintel and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/19/14 - 08:01 AM]
"The Graham Norton Show" Returns to BBC America Saturday, October 4, 11:00 PM ET
In the premiere episode, Denzel Washington, Peter Capaldi and Gemma Arterton will join each other on Graham's infamous orange sofa.

[09/19/14 - 07:42 AM]
CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide" Series Premiere on Wednesday, October 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The five-episode series is "a fun, fast-paced guide that catalogues the ways in which the .01 percent spend their money."

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 02:50 PM]
"90 Day Fiance" - TLC's #1 New Series of 2014 - Returns October 19, 2014
In the second season, six new couples decide to take a chance on love and bring their spouses-to-be stateside.