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[12/06/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 6
Updates include: Sutton Foster to lead TV Land's "Younger"; Drew Goddard to shepherd Netflix's "Daredevil"; and Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller behind latest "Terminator" TV series.

[12/06/13 - 04:10 PM]
FOX Cuts "Dads" Order to 19 Episodes
The three-episode cut follows last month's news that FOX will place the series on hiatus following its February 11 telecast.

[12/06/13 - 03:33 PM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate 2013 November Sweep
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 25-29 plus the November sweeps period to date.

[12/06/13 - 03:23 PM]
NBC's "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" Delivers Its Biggest Audience in People Meter History
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 28.

[12/06/13 - 03:05 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Sound of Music," "Big Bang Theory" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Courtney Loves Dallas," truTV's "Panic Button" and VH1's "Mob Wives."

[12/06/13 - 02:28 PM]
AMC Pulls the Plug on "Low Winter Sun"
The news marks the first scripted drama at the network not to get a second season since 2010's "Rubicon."

[12/06/13 - 02:15 PM]
"Sleepy Hollow" to End First Season with Spine-Tingling Double (No)-Header Monday, January 20, on FOX
"The Following" will still open its season on Sunday, January 19 before formally rolling out on Monday, January 27.

[12/06/13 - 02:10 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Gets Into the Holiday Spirit
The week of December 9-13 marks the return of "Live's Holiday Gift Guide," a week-long series dedicated to great gift suggestions for almost every type of person, in every price range.

[12/06/13 - 01:10 PM]
Young Olympic Hopefuls Chase Their Dreams in Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Going for Cold Gold," Premiering Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 8PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
The special explores the daily sacrifices they make in order to be successful in their sport.

[12/06/13 - 01:01 PM]
"Braxton Family Values" Stars Towanda, Trina and Traci Braxton Infuse Their Sassy Style Into "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
Towanda, Trina and Traci also brought along cameras from "Braxton Family Values," and the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage will air on January 30.

[12/06/13 - 12:08 PM]
Video: New Promo for FX's Acclaimed Original Drama Series "Justified"
The series returns to the cable channel on Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/06/13 - 12:02 PM]
Season Three of Hit Disney Junior Series, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," Featuring New Villains, Special Action-Packed Extended Episodes and Revamped Pirate Rock Theme Song, to Debut Friday, January 3, on Disney Channel
Guest stars this season include Jack McBrayer, Mark Hamill, Carl Reiner, Rico Rodriguez, Estelle Harris and Jo Frost.

[12/06/13 - 12:00 PM]
ABC Extends Classic "Peanuts" Holiday Specials Until 2020
The "Peanuts" animated holiday specials include "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," and the iconic "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

[12/06/13 - 11:05 AM]
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek at "The Itchem & Scratchem Show," Featured on This Week's Episode of "The Simpsons"
The all-new episode premieres this Sunday, December 8 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[12/06/13 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Reduces "Scandal" Season to 18 Episodes
Just nine episodes are left to air this season of the network's Thursday drama.

[12/06/13 - 10:22 AM]
TV Land's Merrython Event: Get a Head Start on the Holidays!
As previously announced, TV Land is airing Christmas episodes of its original sitcoms, "Kirstie" and "The Exes" for the first time.

[12/06/13 - 09:39 AM]
In Memory of Nelson Mandela History and H2 Encore "Miracle Rising: South Africa"
The special tells the remarkable story of South Africa's political transformation that culminated in the first free and fair elections in April 1994.

[12/06/13 - 09:30 AM]
"Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed the World," a Special Edition of "20/20" - Airing Tonight, 10 pm on ABC
Anchored by David Muir and Robin Roberts, the hour will feature Alex Marquardt reporting from South Africa, details of Mandela's passing, world-wide reaction, plans for his funeral, and images of the day.

[12/06/13 - 09:19 AM]
MTV and Sonar Entertainment Announce Development Deal for Scripted Television Series Based on the Adaptation of the International Best-Selling Fantasy Novels "Shannara" Authored by Terry Brooks
Jon Favreau will direct and executive produce and Al Gough and Miles Millar will write and executive produce if the project goes to series.

[12/06/13 - 08:59 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows to Its Most-Watched Week Ever and Delivers Its Biggest-Ever Audience for Any Sweep in November
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 25-29.

[12/06/13 - 08:41 AM]
Oh Snap! C-Czar, Publizity's Liz and Liz and the Rich Dicks Return in the Second Season of "Kroll Show" Premiering on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for a "Best Of" season one episode on Tuesday, December 10 at 10:30/9:30c.

[12/06/13 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Sound of Music Live!" Delivers Monster Numbers for NBC
The Peacock averages over 18 million viewers and an impressive 4.6 rating among adults 18-49 last night.

[12/06/13 - 08:31 AM]
"The Sound of Music Live!" Dominates the Night with NBC's Best 18-49 Thursday Average, Excluding Sports, Since the Night of the "ER" Finale
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 5.

[12/06/13 - 08:27 AM]
Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" Heads to Art Basel Miami, the World's Premier International Art Show
Nickelodeon's booth will have world-renowned artist L'Amour Supreme live paint an eight foot, 3D moveable SpongeBob structure from 11a.m. to 7 p.m.

[12/06/13 - 08:22 AM]
"Scandal" Hits a 6-Week High Against the "Sound of Music" and Builds on Its "Grey's" Lead-In by a Best-Ever 29%
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 5.

[12/06/13 - 08:06 AM]
HGTV Set to Premiere Three New Real Estate and Renovation Series in January
"Vacation House for Free," "Beat the House" and "The Brian Boitano Project" are all on tap starting next month.

[12/06/13 - 07:48 AM]
Discovery Channel Honors the Life of Nelson Mandela with All New Documentary "The Making of Mandela" on Sunday, December 8
Narrated by David Harewood, the film provides a true representation of Mandela's personal story and the crucial key decisions he made throughout his incredible journey to freedom.

[12/06/13 - 06:47 AM]
"Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation," a One-Hour "48 Hours Presents" Special, to Air Dec. 7
Scott Pelley will anchor the special, featuring original reporting from CBS News journalists who have covered Mandela's life firsthand.

[12/06/13 - 06:33 AM]
LeAnn Rimes, Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Thomas Rhett Set to Perform at "American Country Awards" Live Tuesday, December 10, on FOX
The two-hour live event will also feature appearances by Luke Bryan, Jewel and Dwight Yoakam.

[12/05/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 5
Updates include: FOX locks in supporting cast for "Mulaney" revival; VH1 eyes a pair of reality series; and Malcolm McDowell among the latest to Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle."

[12/05/13 - 09:00 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 5
Plus: Jennifer Nettles and Enrique Iglesias to perform on the next results show, airing Thursday, December 12.

[12/05/13 - 04:00 PM]
It's a Cool Yule on VH1 with the Cable Premiere of the "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular" Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 PM ET/PT
Originally broadcast Thanksgiving night by ABC, the special delivers a seasonal twist on the ultimate mash-up of music + pop culture + nostalgia.

[12/05/13 - 03:08 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Survivor" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for TNT's "Mob City," TLC's "Half-Ton Killer: Transformed" and HGTV's "Buying and Selling."

[12/05/13 - 03:06 PM]
CBS Makes the Holidays Bright with a Very Merry "Millers" Marathon on Thursday, Dec. 26
The episodes featured are "The Mother is In," "Plot Twists" and "Stuff."

[12/05/13 - 02:40 PM]
Season-to-Date: ABC Is #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49 Ratings - "Scandal" Emerges as the #1 Drama in C3
ABC spins the numbers for the first 10 weeks of the season.

[12/05/13 - 01:46 PM]
Dust Off Your Dinner Jackets! Bravo Media's "Watch What Happens Live" Welcomes the Cast of "Downton Abbey" to the Clubhouse Tuesday, December 10 at 11PM ET/PT
Laura Carmichael, Rob James Collier, Allen Leech and Lesley Nicol are all scheduled to visit the series.

[12/05/13 - 01:30 PM]
"Steve Harvey" Notches Four Consecutive Weeks of Series-High Ratings
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of October 28 through the week of November 18.

[12/05/13 - 01:22 PM]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Series "HitRecord on TV" Chosen as Sundance Film Festival Official Selection with a "New Frontier" Screening Event on January 17
Pivot will launch the series with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, January 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/05/13 - 01:12 PM]
Fuse Sets Premiere Date for New Season of "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street"
Guests this season include Rachel Dratch, Lena Dunham, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, Lindsay Lohan, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Paul Rudd and Olivia Wilde.

[12/05/13 - 01:08 PM]
Bravo Media Offers Up a Double Dose of "Shahs of Sunset" Next Week on Sunday, December 8 at 9PM ET/PT and Tuesday, December 10 at 10PM ET/PT
Regular Sunday, 9:00/8:00c time period holder "Thicker Than Water" will return the following week on December 15.

[12/05/13 - 01:02 PM]
Shhhh! TLC Invites You to a "Secret Wedding" on Friday, December 27 at 10/9c
Cat Deeley hosts the one-hour special, in which a very special bride is surprised with the wedding she's always dreamed of.

[12/05/13 - 12:12 PM]
National Geographic Channel Finds the "Forrest Gump of Middle Earth" in "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[12/05/13 - 11:57 AM]
CBS Sports Features College Football Championship Doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 7
Highlights include the inaugural Mountain West Championship in primetime beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/05/13 - 11:23 AM]
Crime Drama Series "Cracked" and "King" Return to Reelz for Second Seasons Starting Monday, January 6, 2014
They'll air back-to-back on Mondays at 11:00/10:00c and midnight/11:00c, respectively.

[12/05/13 - 11:05 AM]
Brand New "E! Entertainment Special Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Hosted by E! News' Giuliana Rancic Premieres December 18th at 9:00PM ET/PT
She is joined by stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, James Marsden, Meagan Good and Adam McKay as they spill on the long-awaited sequel.

[12/05/13 - 10:46 AM]
News Flash: "Arrow" Matches Series Highs in 18-34 Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 4.

[12/05/13 - 10:43 AM]
Esquire Network Goes Inside the Intensely Competitive World of Texas Youth Football in New Series "Friday Night Tykes"
The new 10-part series launches Tuesday, January 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[12/05/13 - 10:22 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is on Track to Post its Strongest Performance in Any Sweep in 2 years
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of November 18-22.

[12/05/13 - 10:21 AM]
Nickelodeon Releases New Math Curriculum Preschool App, Team Umizoomi: Math Racer
The race car themed app develops early math skills through an immersive number-based curriculum that includes number identification, counting, addition, subtraction and more.

[12/05/13 - 10:09 AM]
Emeril Lagasse Returns to the Sunshine State for Season Two of "Emeril's Florida"
In the second season, Emeril travels from the Atlantic to the Gulf to parts in between in his quest to discover the best local cuisine as well as the stories and people behind them.







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[09/24/16 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Hit Dramas - "Gotham" and "Lucifer" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 10:06 AM]
Monday's "The Good Place" Is the Week's Top Debut Half-Hour of a New Comedy in Live + 3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 08:48 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "MacGyver" Debuts on Top for CBS
The Eye's reboot leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 02:31 PM]
"Superstore" Is Stocking Up! NBC Orders Full Second Season
NBC's crowd-pleasing comedy "Superstore" has added nine more episodes to its inventory bringing the season total to 22.

[09/23/16 - 12:21 PM]
Oxygen Media Presents "Snapped: Notorious - The Menendez Brothers" Premiering Sunday, October 2nd from 9PM - 11PM ET/PT
Oxygen Media will take an unflinching look at the Menendez Brothers' case, from their privileged upbringing, to the shocking details of their savage crime, to the ongoing debate that asks: Are the brothers monsters? Or are they victims of parental abuse?

[09/23/16 - 12:18 PM]
Video: "Shameless" Season Seven Premiere Available Now Across Multiple Platforms
Said installment comes in advance of its linear premiere on Sunday, October 2.

[09/23/16 - 11:10 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?"
Directed by Joe Demaio, written by Maniscalco and filmed live at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre during one of the seven sold-out shows on his 2016 tour, the hour-long special is chock-full of skepticism.

[09/23/16 - 10:06 AM]
Freeform Greenlights Development on Late-Night Series with Comedian Iliza Shlesinger
"A late-night show has been THE goal for me and I'm ready to throw my hat into the ring," said Shlesinger.

[09/23/16 - 10:03 AM]
AMC Renews Travel Docu-Series "Ride with Norman Reedus" Featuring Star of "The Walking Dead" for Second Season
Season two will consist of six one-hour episodes featuring "The Walking Dead" actor and motorcycle and travel enthusiast Reedus as he takes viewers back on the open road to journey to amazing places and sample local cultures.

[09/23/16 - 09:54 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Slate of Stand-Up Specials Filming This Fall with Comedians Lewis Black, Kurt Braunohler, Joe DeRosa, Mark Normand and Roy Wood Jr.
"Lewis Black: Black to the Future" kicks things off on Friday, October 7.

[09/23/16 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Stifle Its Competition
ABC's "Notorious" (1.2) and FOX's "Pitch" (1.1) are outshined by the Eye's football coverage in adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 08:29 AM]
BBC America Takeover at New York Comic Con Launches First Ever Panels at the Theater at Madison Square Garden
The takeover features panels and a world premiere screening with the casts and creators of "Doctor Who," new original series "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and new "Doctor Who" spin-off, "Class."

[09/23/16 - 07:43 AM]
Superstar Illusionist Criss Angel Returns to A&E with A One-Hour Special "Criss Angel Trick'd Up" Premiering Wednesday, October 12 at 9PM ET/PT
Celebrated worldwide as the "Magician of the Century," renowned illusionist Criss Angel dares to transcend boundaries once again.

[09/23/16 - 07:13 AM]
Season Two of WE tv's Hit Series "Growing Up Hip Hop" Premieres Thursday, October 13th, 10pm ET/PT
Hip Hop royalty Angela Simmons, Romeo Miller, Damon "Boogie" Dash, Kristinia DeBarge, TJ Mizell and Egypt Criss all return for a drama filled season where shocking truths are finally revealed, changing the lives of this tight-knit group of friends forever

[09/22/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Premieres with Margot Robbie and The Weeknd
Robbie can currently be seen starring as Harley Quinn in the hugely successful blockbuster hit "Suicide Squad."