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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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[07/01/16 - 09:44 AM]
TV One Addresses National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with "The Secret She Kept"
Kyla Pratt, Gavin Houston, Kellita Smith and Vanessa A. Williams star in the original movie, premiering Sunday, July 10 on the cable channel.

[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 06:50 PM]
"Big Brother" Announces the First Ever "Battle Back" Competition
All four "Battle Back" competitions and the reveal of the winner, will air exclusively during a special episode on Friday, July 22.

[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
Science Channel to Premiere "Unearthed" July 5 at 10PM
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show") Joins the Cast of "In The Cut," Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)
Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.