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[12/13/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 13
Updates include: TNT greenlights a pair of drama pilots; Rob Corddry boards HBO's "Ballers"; and Matthew Perry to star in, co-write "The Odd Couple" revival at CBS.

[12/13/13 - 03:34 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," "Thursday Night Football" Top Demos
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Rodeo Girls," Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" and VH1's "Mob Wives."

[12/13/13 - 02:16 PM]
Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" Presents "Christmas Carol Week" Featuring Musical Performances with Stephen Colbert Each Night During the Week of December 16 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
Gregg Allman, Cyndi Lauper, Alan Cumming, Aaron Neville and The Blind Boys of Alabama among those slated to perform.

[12/13/13 - 12:29 PM]
LMN Presents New Original Movie "House of Secrets" Premiering Wednesday, January 1
Bianca Lawson, Neil Jackson, Stephanie Jacobsen and Brendan Fehr star in the network's latest original presentation.

[12/13/13 - 12:21 PM]
TLC Opens a Door to New Obsessions, Atypical Addictions, and Creative Compulsions
Look for season five of "My Strange Addiction" to roll out on Wednesday, January 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/13 - 09:25 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops Thursday Leading CBS to Nightly Win in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 12.

[12/13/13 - 08:51 AM]
Night Three of "The Sing-Off" Ranks #2 in Its Highly Competitive Time Period, Out-Rating FOX's "The X Factor" for a Second Straight Night
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 12.

[12/13/13 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Pushes CBS Back on Top
Both "Big Bang" and "The Millers" are up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[12/13/13 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's Winter Finale of "Grey's" Is Up by Double Digits and "Scandal" Hits 2-Month Highs with Big Year-to-Year Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 12.

[12/13/13 - 08:18 AM]
"ESPN Friday Night Fights" Returns January 3 with World Title Showdown
The first of 2014's 26 telecasts, from the Target Center in Minneapolis, is co-promoted by former Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his promotional company Iron Mike Productions.

[12/13/13 - 07:52 AM]
New Series "Looking," Starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett, from Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh, Debuts Jan. 19, Exclusively on HBO
The series explores the exciting and varied options available to a new generation of gay men, seeking fulfillment in love and life.

[12/13/13 - 07:18 AM]
A&E's New Original Series "Crazy Hearts: Nashville" Follows a Group of Rising Stars as They Discover What It Takes to Live and Love in Music City
The newcomer launches Wednesday, January 15 at 11:00/10:00c before setting into its regular Thursday, 10:00/9:00c home on January 16.

[12/13/13 - 06:38 AM]
Video: "House of Cards" Season Two Teaser Trailer
The series led the recently announced Golden Globe nominations with 4 nominations.

[12/12/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 12
Updates include: FX gives pilot order to Kurt Sutter's "The Bastard Executioner"; Starz pulls out of licensing "Fortitude"; and ABC picks up four more episodes of "Shark Tank."

[12/12/13 - 09:00 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 12
Plus: next week's season finale to feature performances from One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis.

[12/12/13 - 04:30 PM]
Exclusive: The CW to Give "The 100" Weekly Encores on Tuesdays
Plus: look for the broadcast premiere of "Attack the Block" on Friday, February 7 and the new special "Colin & Brad: Two Man Group" on Friday, March 14.

[12/12/13 - 03:20 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Duck Dynasty" Top Demos
Plus: numbers for TNT's "Mob City," Syfy's "Haunted Highway" and TLC's "Pregnant Behind Bars."

[12/12/13 - 02:17 PM]
Holiday Specials of ABC Family's Hit Comedies, "Baby Daddy" and "Melissa & Joey" Rank as Cable TV's #1 Telecast in Their Time Periods Across Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.

[12/12/13 - 02:13 PM]
Video: Check Out the "Teen Wolf" Trailer for the Season 3: Part 2 Premiere
The series returns to MTV on Monday, January 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/13 - 01:30 PM]
Casting Begins for a Disney Channel Original Movie Introducing the Teenage Descendants of Disney's Evil Villains
Disney's "Descendants" is scheduled to begin production next spring for a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel.

[12/12/13 - 01:14 PM]
TBS Toasts the Much-Anticipated Return of "Cougar Town" with a Billboard-Sized Wine-Cork Mosaic and "Cougar Size Your Wine" Promotion
Said stunt is timed with the show's fifth season launch on Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/13 - 12:58 PM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Second Season Jan. 10, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Zeljko Ivanek, Tatanka Means and Julian Sands.

[12/12/13 - 12:47 PM]
"SEC on CBS" Scores Highest Rating of Any College Football Television Package for Fifth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for its college football coverage to date this season.

[12/12/13 - 12:15 PM]
TLC Returns South for the Winter with All-New Thursday Night Lineup Featuring "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor"
Both series will air back-to-back beginning January 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/12/13 - 11:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Hits a Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 7.

[12/12/13 - 11:54 AM]
"Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey" - Special Edition of "20/20" airs Thursday, December 26, 9:00 - 11:00 pm ET on ABC
The two-hour special is a behind-the-butler look at the Downton Abbey world from inside the real-life English castle that inspired the cult series.

[12/12/13 - 11:50 AM]
"Tonight Show," "Late Night" Encores Outperform Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 2-6.

[12/12/13 - 11:48 AM]
Great American Country Renews Hit Original Series "Farm Kings" For Third Season
Season three launches on Thursday, December 19 at 9:00/8:00c on Great American Country.

[12/12/13 - 11:38 AM]
December 13 Features Veterans Coming "Home for the Holidays" on Programming Throughout the Day and Night on ABC
"The View," "Last Man Standing," "Shark Tank" and "Nightline" are among the participating series.

[12/12/13 - 11:34 AM]
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" Christmas Special Posts Double Digit Increases from Last Year's Holiday Special
Plus: season five is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 15 with back-to-back episodes beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/13 - 11:01 AM]
CBS Orders 29th and 30th Editions of "Survivor" for the 2014-2015 Season
Plus: five-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to return as host and executive producer.

[12/12/13 - 10:47 AM]
"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Gets a "Refill" on Crackle
The popular web series starring Jerry Seinfeld will return with the first of six new episodes on Thursday, January 2.

[12/12/13 - 10:46 AM]
Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, NE-YO and OneRepublic to Perform on Fall Finale of "The Voice"
Other high-profile performers are set to be announced over the next few days.

[12/12/13 - 10:10 AM]
Video: New Promo for FX's Acclaimed Original Drama Series "The Americans"
The show's second season rolls out in February on the cable channel.

[12/12/13 - 10:02 AM]
National Geographic Channel's New Series "Do or Die" Gives the "Do's" and Don'ts" of Surviving Real Disaster Scenarios
The series launches with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, January 2 at 10:00/9:00.

[12/12/13 - 10:00 AM]
TBS's 24 Hours of "A Christmas Story" Returns on Christmas Eve as Perennial Favorite Marks 30th Anniversary
This is the 10th consecutive year for the marathon to run on TBS.

[12/12/13 - 09:59 AM]
CMT Takes the "Party Down South" in a New Series Premiering Thursday, January 16 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The newcomer - which follows eight young, brazen adults for one wild summer of extreme fun - was previously slated to launch on Friday, November 8.

[12/12/13 - 09:53 AM]
MTV's "Real World: Ex-Plosion" Gets New Airdate - Wednesday, January 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The franchise's latest incarnation was originally scheduled to return on Wednesday, January 15.

[12/12/13 - 09:31 AM]
The CW Network Sets Midseason Schedule and New Series Premiere Dates
Highlights include the premieres of "Star-Crossed" on Monday, February 17 and "The 100" on Wednesday, March 19.

[12/12/13 - 09:24 AM]
"Criminal Minds" Is Wednesday's #1 Program in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.

[12/12/13 - 09:00 AM]
Video: truTV's "Hardcore Pawn" Season 8 Sneak Peek
The network's flagship series returns for its eighth season on Tuesday, December 17.

[12/12/13 - 08:52 AM]
Night Two of "The Sing-Off" Grew 6% Versus the Second Telecast of Its Prior Cycle and Is Up in Total Viewers by 33%
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.

[12/12/13 - 08:48 AM]
CBS Corporation Achieves Golden Globe Awards(R) Nominations Triple Crown
The company received nods across broadcast television ("The Good Wife" and "The Big Bang Theory"), cable television ("Masters of Sex") and film ("Inside Llewyn Davis").

[12/12/13 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Veteran Trio Puts CBS on Top
"Survivor," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" push the Eye in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/12/13 - 08:25 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's Dominant #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.

[12/12/13 - 08:21 AM]
HBO Receives 9 Golden Globe Nominations, the Most of Any Television Network This Year
"Behind the Candelabra" received four nominations, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

[12/12/13 - 08:16 AM]
BBC America Earns Three Golden Globe(R) Nominations
Said nods include Tatiana Maslany for "Orphan Black," Idris Elba for "Luther" and Helena Bonham Carter for "Burton and Taylor."

[12/12/13 - 07:57 AM]
Sundance Channel Receives Two Golden Globe(R) Nominations for "Top of the Lake"
Nods include a category nomination Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a nomination for Elisabeth Moss for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

[12/12/13 - 07:55 AM]
HGTV Showcases Dream Lifestyles with Tempting New Year's Day Lineup
Highlights include "Living Alaska," "Hawaii Life," "Vacation House for Free," "Caribbean Life," "Caribbean Life" and "Island Hunters."

[12/12/13 - 07:53 AM]
2014 Breakthrough Prizes to Air on Science Channel
Hosted by actor Kevin Spacey, the awards will be presented by the Prize sponsors and by celebrities including Conan O'Brien, Glenn Close, Rob Lowe and Michael C. Hall.







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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.