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[12/17/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 17
Updates include: Ashley Williams joins CBS's "Gaffigan"; Joshua Sasse tapped for title role in ABC's "Galavant"; and Lifetime eyes adaptation of Brian Stelter's "Top of the Morning."

[12/17/13 - 11:00 PM]
Winner Named Season Five Champion on "The Voice"
"The Voice" is the season's #1 unscripted series on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in every key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

[12/17/13 - 04:11 PM]
Bravo Media's Monday Night Delivers Season Highs Among All Key Demos for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "Vanderpump Rules"
Bravo spins the numbers for Monday, December 16.

[12/17/13 - 03:18 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Early Tease for the Highly-Anticipated Drama "Penny Dreadful"
The series stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Danny Sapani.

[12/17/13 - 03:17 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "MNF," "Voice" Continue Their Reign
Plus: numbers for E!'s "NeNe Leakes," VH1's "T.I. & Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special" and truTV's "Lizard Lick Towing."

[12/17/13 - 02:37 PM]
ESPN's "MNF": Ravens-Lions Telecast is Most-Watched Show on Monday Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 16.

[12/17/13 - 01:41 PM]
Coaches Shakira and Usher Return to Join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in Season Six Premiere Of "The Voice" on Feb. 24-25
The new season will air Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c on the Peacock.

[12/17/13 - 01:12 PM]
Hallmark Channel Owns the Holidays with Record Ratings for Its 12 New Original Movies Reaching 22.9 Million Unduplicated Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for its holiday movies to date.

[12/17/13 - 12:42 PM]
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Presents "Webstars II: More Kids Who Are Online Hits" Premiering Monday Dec. 30, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores Jr., star of "The Haunted Hathaways," is featured in the special discussing how he became a viral hip-hop sensation.

[12/17/13 - 12:38 PM]
DIY Network Offers New Episodes of Seven Popular Series
Highlights include fresh episodes of "Bath Crashers" (Matt Muenster), "A Bryk at a Time" (Danielle Bryk), "Garage Gold" (Kraig Bantle) and "Rescue Renovation" (Kayleen McCabe).

[12/17/13 - 12:36 PM]
World Premiere Screening of "American Idol XIII" for Fans Across the Country Tuesday, January 14
After the multi-city free screening, there will be an interactive Q&A, featuring host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.

[12/17/13 - 12:30 PM]
Bravo Media Keeps It in the Family with Actors Bruce Dern & Laura Dern on a New Episode of the Emmy-Award Winning Series "Inside the Actors Studio"
Said installment airs Thursday, December 26 at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[12/17/13 - 12:19 PM]
More "Jim Rome on Showtime(R)" in 2014
The series is returning for a third season with new episodes starting on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/13 - 12:11 PM]
National Geographic Channel Survey Reveals What Americans Really Want This Holiday Season Is to Survive Doomsday
The survey is tied to National Geographic Channel's "Doomsday Preppers," airing Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/17/13 - 12:00 PM]
NBC Greenlights 12-Hour Miniseries "A.D."
The project, due in spring 2015, will be produced by LightWorkers Media with Burnett, Downey and Richard Bedser serving as executive producers.

[12/17/13 - 11:29 AM]
Cartoon Network Ranks as Television's #1 Network for Early Prime Delivery of Boys 9-14 Across the Third Week of December
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 11:11 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Another Week, Another NFL Victory
Plus: numbers for USA's "Psych: The Musical," Hallmark's "Finding Christmas" and ION's "All I Want for Christmas."

[12/17/13 - 11:10 AM]
FOX Wraps the Fall with +9% Increase in Viewership
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 11:08 AM]
A&E(R) and Lifetime(R) Apps Available on Xbox 360 Today
The apps enable users to watch full episodes, full movies and exclusive clips of their favorite A&E and Lifetime programming.

[12/17/13 - 11:06 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: FOX Tops Demos with UFC
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Houston Beauty," A&E's "Flipping Vegas" and TLC's "Outrageous 911."

[12/17/13 - 10:54 AM]
Disney Channel Is Pacing as TV's #1 Total Day Network in 2013 to Date Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:32 AM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for 10th Time in 12 Weeks; "NCIS," "Big Bang Theory" Are Top Two Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:17 AM]
He's Approved! "Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes" Premieres on Comedy Central(R) Saturday, January 18 at Midnight ET/PT
Brennan is a three-time Emmy(R) nominated writer, director, producer, and stand-up comedian who recently was featured on Comedy Central's "The Half Hour."

[12/17/13 - 10:15 AM]
ABC Grows Its Overall Audience Year to Year for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:14 AM]
NBC Wins the Primetime Week of Dec. 9-15 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:00 AM]
truTV Launches Sleek New "Watch truTV" Mobile App and Website, With Live Streaming Simulcast, On-Demand Content and Social Playback
Live streaming is the latest phase in the rollout of TV Everywhere, the industry-wide initiative that gives TV subscribers access to more of their favorite shows across a wide range of digital platforms.

[12/17/13 - 09:39 AM]
"48 Hours: Love, Hate & Obsession" Is the #1 Program at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, December 14.

[12/17/13 - 09:38 AM]
Science Channel's Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington, Ponders Life's Big Questions in the All-New Series "The Moaning of Life"
Two all-new episodes premiere back-to-back on Saturday, January 18 at 10:00/9:00c and 11:00/10:00c.

[12/17/13 - 09:38 AM]
GSN Greenlights New Original Series "It Takes a Church" Hosted by 2014 Grammy-Nominee Natalie Grant
In each one-hour episode, members of a Christian congregation play matchmaker in a competition to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their match.

[12/17/13 - 09:31 AM]
Sit Back, Relax and Get Comfy as Bravo Media Greenlights "The People's Couch"
The 12-episode pickup is a result of Bravo's successful three-episode run in October 2013.

[12/17/13 - 09:29 AM]
Katharine Linke Promoted to Vice President, Multi-Platform Programming, Disney Channels U.S.
Linke, who joined Disney in 2000, has oversight of the non-linear programming and scheduling strategy for Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD content on platforms.

[12/17/13 - 09:20 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Animated Series "Rabbids Invasion," Based on Ubisoft's Wildly Popular Rabbids Video Games
New episodes from the second season will wreak havoc beginning mid-2014.

[12/17/13 - 09:11 AM]
31st Annual William S. Paley Televison Festival Moves to the Famed Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland March 13-28, 2014
The first three honorees to be revealed for 2014 are "Veronica Mars," "Pretty Little Liars" and "American Horror Story: Coven."

[12/17/13 - 09:01 AM]
Pivot Acquires Fan Favorites "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Veronica Mars"
The block will feature back-to-back episodes Mondays through Fridays at 10:00/9:00c and 11:00/10:00c beginning January 13.

[12/17/13 - 09:00 AM]
E! Presents All-New Special "Sounding Off: The 2013 Year in Music" Debating the Year's Most Controversial Artists and Talked About Music Moments
Terrence Jenkins hosts the special, airing Friday, December 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/13 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Is Currently Topping Every Telecast of Its Prior Cycle from the Fall of 2011 and Every Telecast of Its First Cycle in December 2009
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, December 16.

[12/17/13 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock's juggernaut is the most-watched program in total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[12/17/13 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Hosts "Girls Night Out" Jan. 6 with National Screenings of "Girls" in Eight Cities
Fans will gather to watch a live feed of the New York premiere as the cast appears on the red carpet and will be greeted by personalized messages from series creator Lena Dunham.

[12/17/13 - 07:56 AM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Production of Factual Series "The West"
The series will provide unprecedented access into the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won.

[12/17/13 - 07:41 AM]
"Katie" Ties Its Top Household Rating Since September and 2nd-Best Women 25-54 Number This Season
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of December 2-6.

[12/17/13 - 07:38 AM]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees
Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are among those to be honored at the event, which will air as a special on HBO in May.

[12/17/13 - 07:36 AM]
NBCSN to Present 230+ Hours of Sochi Olympics Coverage
It will be the most Winter Olympic coverage ever on a cable network.

[12/17/13 - 07:22 AM]
Mark Burnett's One Three Media Announces UK Joint Production Company with Red Arrow
The new company will focus on bringing One Three Media's American formats to the UK as well as developing original content.

[12/17/13 - 07:11 AM]
ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football Starting in 2014
The new deal grants ESPN rights to more than 10 regular season and postseason games on its television networks per year, including ArenaBowl and one conference championship game.

[12/17/13 - 07:01 AM]
Blondie, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Miley Cyrus to Perform in New York's Times Square as the Country Counts Down to the New Year!
Coverage of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014" will feature hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe, beginning at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[12/17/13 - 06:57 AM]
Video: Check Out "The Square" Trailer - Film Premieres on Netflix January 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM PT
The documentary is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from director/producer Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer.

[12/17/13 - 06:54 AM]
Oxygen Unveils Cast of "Bad Girls Club" Chicago Premiering Spring 2014
Plus: look for season two of "Bad Girls All Star Battle," beginning Tuesday, January 7 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[12/17/13 - 06:00 AM]
CBS Sports Network Debuts WFAN's "Boomer And Carton" Simulcast Monday, January 6, 2014
The four-hour morning show is hosted by "NFL on CBS" studio analyst Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton live Monday-Friday from 6:00-10:00 AM, ET.

[12/16/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 16
Updates include: Rosie Perez cast in ABC's "An American Education"; Telma Hopkins boards FX's "Braddock & Jackson"; and Kevin Zegers joins FOX's "Gracepoint."

[12/16/13 - 02:24 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Whale Wars," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: 12 Dresses of Christmas" and Syfy's "Haven."







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[07/29/15 - 02:18 PM]
Through the Eyes of the Spies: New Documentary Reveals a Unique Perspective on the Life of Fidel Castro
"Castro: The World's Most Watched Man" will premiere on AHC in 4Q 2015 and on Discovery Networks International's factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories this fall.

[07/29/15 - 01:42 PM]
ABC Family to Give Viewers a First Look at "Kevin From Work" on Facebook
The show will premiere on ABC Family on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[07/29/15 - 01:17 PM]
Travel Channel's "36 Hours" Based on The New York Times' Popular Weekly Column Premieres Monday, August 17th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Co-hosts Kristen Kish and Kyle Martino arrive in a new city each week where they'll have a weekend to meet insiders who will point them to the best restaurants, hot spots and attractions.

[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 12:49 PM]
Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R)-Winning Sensation John Legend and His Get Lifted Production Company to Executive-Produce WGN America's Highly Anticipated Dramatic Thriller, "Underground"
Additionally, Get Lifted will oversee the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.