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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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[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
Newcomer "Utopia" will now only air once a week: Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.

[10/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
NFL and DIRECTV Extend NFL SUNDAY TICKET in New Multi-Year Deal
The new agreement also expands DIRECTV's rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV, as previously announced.

[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
AMC Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" Begins Production on Second Season
The show will film in and around Richmond, Virginia, including at two historic locations in Williamsburg; Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
ESPN Extends Dick Vitale's Contract Through 2016-17
Vitale will call some of the season's top games across ESPN networks, including regular-season action primarily on ESPN and ESPN2 and the Men's Final Four for ESPN International.

[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot "Pariah"
Comedian Bill Burr stars in the project, about a volatile TV personality who is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
Holidays at Food Network Get Even Sweeter with New Series "Holiday Baking Championship"
Hosted by Bobby Deen, the series premieres Sunday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
National League Division Series Presented by Budweiser Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 3 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
This week, MLB postseason coverage comes to FOX Sports 1 for the first time as America's new sports network is scheduled to televise up to eight games of the National League Division Series.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
"Tosh.0" to Debut Family-Friendly Episode Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
"Comedy isn't about being clean or dirty, it's about appealing to as wide an audience as possible so I can sell more tickets to my stand-up shows," said Tosh.

[10/01/14 - 10:07 AM]
AMC to Debut "Better Call Saul" Music Video This Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm ET/PT During the Final Night of The "Breaking Bad" Binge
The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.