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[01/06/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 6
Updates include: Wes Brown joins E!'s "Songbyrd"; Jimmy Dunn to return to CBS's "The McCarthys"; and Jack Cutmore-Scott is cast in Matt Hubbard's FOX comedy pilot.

[01/06/14 - 10:42 PM]
While We Were Out: Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals for December 20-30
A look at the numbers from this past holiday from Friday, December 20 to Monday, December 30.

[01/06/14 - 02:55 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN Tops Charts with Discover Orange Bowl
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Something Borrowed, Something New," Investigation Discovery's "Wives with Knives" and A&E's "After the First 48."

[01/06/14 - 02:44 PM]
"SNL" Adds Sasheer Zamata to the Cast
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Zamata trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

[01/06/14 - 01:41 PM]
Two-Hour Premiere of "Downton Abbey, Season 4" on "Masterpiece" Highest Rated Drama Premiere in PBS History
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 01:11 PM]
NBC Gives Six-Episode Order to Revamped Comedy "Mr. Robinson"
"Back in the Game" co-creators Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen will oversee the single-camera comedy, starring Craig Robinson, Jean Smart and Larenz Tate.

[01/06/14 - 01:02 PM]
Malin Akerman, Wayne Brady, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Heidi Klum and Many More to Appear at "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards"
Also on tap are Lucy Hale, Matt LeBlanc, Stana Katic, Heidi Klum, Ross Mathews, Joseph Morgan, Meghan Ory, Ian Ziering and more!

[01/06/14 - 12:42 PM]
Most-Viewed Orange Bowl Since 2008; Four-Game BCS Average Up 15 Percent Over 2013
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/06/14 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Family Builds Its Comedy Slate with Two New Original Series "Mystery Girls" and "Young & Hungry"
Production will commence on both series in Los Angeles in early 2014, and both will premiere in 2014.

[01/06/14 - 12:24 PM]
FX Networks to Sneak Peek Its New Animated Comedy, "Chozen," Exclusively on Xbox One Through the FXNOW App Beginning Monday, January 6
The 13-episode series premieres Monday, January 13 at 10:30/9:00c following all-new episodes of the critically-acclaimed comedy "Archer."

[01/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
Lisa Cornwell Joins Golf Channel On-Air Team
She'll primarily serve as an anchor for the network's signature news show, "Golf Central."

[01/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
49ers - Packers Ranks as Highest-Rated NFL Wildcard Game in More Than 25 Years; Over 47 Million Watch
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 12:20 PM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate 2013's Fourth Quarter, Winning in Every Key Ratings Measure
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013.

[01/06/14 - 11:46 AM]
CNBC Starts the New Year Off with a Bang in Primetime with Off-Network Debut of "Shark Tank"
CNBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 1.

[01/06/14 - 11:46 AM]
Bounce TV Now #2 African American-Targeted Network Among Black Adults
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the month of December.

[01/06/14 - 10:56 AM]
Disney Channel Triumphs for 2nd Consecutive Total Day Sweep in 2013 Across Major Youth Demos; 24-Hour Disney Junior Is TV's #1 Preschool Network in 1st Year
Disney Channel spins the numbers for 2013.

[01/06/14 - 10:49 AM]
ESPN's 30th Australian Open Starts Sunday Down Under
Most of play will be on ESPN2, but for ESPN's 30th consecutive Australian Open the men's semifinals and both finals will air on ESPN.

[01/06/14 - 10:49 AM]
E! Parties with All the Stars from One of Hollywood's Biggest Nights at the 2014 Golden Globe(R) Awards on Sunday, January 12th
Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic host wall-to-wall coverage, along with E!'s team of entertainment and style experts, on location throughout the day.

[01/06/14 - 10:45 AM]
NBC Averages "Wild Card Saturday" Record 30.8 Million Viewers for Two Thrilling Games
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/06/14 - 10:35 AM]
Bravo Media and Nielsen Reveal Results of Breakthrough Studyshowing Viewer Loyalty Linked to Consumer Purchasing
The custom study which measured 75 cable entertainment networks during 1Q13 revealed that NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment ranks on top with USA at #1 and Bravo at #2 for network loyalty among adults 18-49.

[01/06/14 - 10:17 AM]
High-Stakes Two-Hour Special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan" to Air Monday, Jan. 13
Five top athletes from "American Ninja Warrior" will do battle against five of the most accomplished competitors from "Sasuke," the Japanese program that inspired the series.

[01/06/14 - 10:12 AM]
Lifetime Presents Star-Studded Black History Month with Two New Original Movies "The Gabby Douglas Story," Debuting February 1 and "The Trip to Bountiful," Premiering February 22
Regina King, S. Epatha Merkersonm Sydney Mikayla and Imani Hakim star in the former while Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer topline the latter.

[01/06/14 - 10:03 AM]
History's "Swamp People" Returns for Season 5 Premiering Monday, February 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Season five follows the fearless swampers of Southern Louisiana as they attempt to fill their alligator tags while under attack from the deadly beasts below the surface.

[01/06/14 - 09:31 AM]
"Quality Balls - The David Steinberg Story" Makes Its U.S. Debut Exclusively on Showtime(R) Monday, February 3 at 9:30PM ET/PT
The documentary will lead into the season premiere of "Inside Comedy" at 11:00/10:00c.

[01/06/14 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Transforms 12 Modeltestants Into Supermodels on "The Face" Season Two Premiering Wednesday, March 5 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: the network today announced ELLE, the world's largest fashion magazine with 44 editions around the world, as an editorial partner.

[01/06/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special" Delivers NBC's Highest Non-Sports / Non-Golden Globes Results in Its Time Period in the Past Year
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" Hits a Season-High and "Revenge" Returns Up 20% to a 13-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Wild Card Game Sparks Victory for FOX
Coverage of the 49ers/Packers game helps push the network in front among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[01/06/14 - 08:17 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" Hula Dances to Hawaii for Two-Part Finale on Wednesdays, January 29 and February 5
Once in Maui, the final three will learn which chef from "Last Chance Kitchen" will be rejoining the competition.

[01/06/14 - 08:01 AM]
"SNL" Kicks Off the New Year with Two Shows in January
On January 18, Drake takes the stage as host and musical guest; while Jonah Hill returns for his third hosting engagement on January 25.

[01/06/14 - 07:56 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Finishes 2013 with Its Most-Watched Quarter Ever
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013.

[01/06/14 - 07:29 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Coverage of Chargers Win Over Bengals Scores Highest Rating in 19 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 07:20 AM]
Toy Expert Jordan Hembrough Is Back in Search of Iconic Pop Memorabilia in Season Three of Travel Channel's Original Series "Toy Hunter" Premiering Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
Hembrough is in search of iconic memorabilia for his high-profile clients including Gary Busey, Vanilla Ice, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas).

[01/06/14 - 07:18 AM]
Sundance Channel's Gripping New Crime Thriller "The Red Road," Starring Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, and Julianne Nicholson, to Premiere on February 27, 2014 at 9 PM PT/ET
Tamara Tunie, Annalise Basso, Kiowa Gordon, Lisa Bonet and Tom Sizemore also star in the six-episode series.

[01/06/14 - 07:02 AM]
Video: "House of Cards" - Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
Look for all 13 episodes of the show's second season to be released on Friday, February 14.

[01/06/14 - 06:32 AM]
The Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to Reunite for One Night Only on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy(R) Salute to the Beatles" Sunday, Feb. 9 on CBS
Also on tap are Alicia Keys and John Legend; Maroon 5; and John Mayer and Keith Urban.

[01/05/14 - 09:04 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Over 30 Million Tune Into NBC's NFL Wild Card Coverage
Last night's Saints/Eagles game bests last year's Vikings/Packers match-up in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/05/14 - 08:50 AM]
"SNL Best of This Season" Delivers Second-Highest "SNL" Results of the Season to Date
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/05/14 - 08:22 AM]
NBC's Wild "Wild Card Saturday" Averages 18.7/32 Overnight - Up 9% from Last Year & 2nd-Best Under Current Playoff TV Format
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/04/14 - 09:15 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is the #1 Non-Sports Show of the Night with Its Top Friday Viewership Since March 2011
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/04/14 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides the Cotton Bowl to Victory
Last night's Oklahoma State/Missouri match-up however falls short of Texas A&M/Oklahoma from a year ago.

[01/04/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Hits a Season-High for a Repeat and "20/20" Marks 6-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/03/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 30-January 3
Updates include: Laurie Metcalf joins "The McCarthys" at CBS; Bonnie Dennison first to board Matt Hubbard's FOX comedy; and Tamera Mowry confirms end of ""Tia & Tamera."

[01/03/14 - 03:07 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," Sugar Bowl Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Couples Therapy," MTV's "Ridiculousness" and truTV's "Impractical Jokers."

[01/03/14 - 01:56 PM]
National Geographic Channel Kicks Off the New Year with the "Ultimate Survival Alaska" Sweepstakes, Awarding One Grand Prize Winner an Alaskan Experience Like No Other
One lucky winner will get the "ultimate" Alaskan adventure filled with outdoor survival lessons, hiking, fishing and the opportunity to meet some of the cast members featured in the show.

[01/03/14 - 12:10 PM]
Time Warner Cable's Widely Distributed Preferred TV Package Now Includes Smithsonian Channel's Critically-Acclaimed and Award-Winning Programming
Smithsonian Channel was previously only available for an additional subscriber fee through the TWC HD tier.

[01/03/14 - 11:54 AM]
HGTV Rings in New Year with Highest-Ever Social Media Traffic
HGTV spins the digital numbers for Wednesday, January 1.

[01/03/14 - 11:42 AM]
FOX Sports GO to Live Stream 49ers at Packers Wild Card Game
Customers of participating providers may access the live stream of 49ers at Packers through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS tablets, as well as through www.FOXSportsGO.com.

[01/03/14 - 11:35 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Rings in 2014 with "Cruise in and Win Week," January 6-10
One lucky home viewer will escape the winter blues and set sail on a Disney Cruise Line vacation aboard the newly re-imagined Disney Magic.

[01/03/14 - 10:43 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Set to Add "WATCH ABC Family" Service to Its Portfolio of Authenticated "Watch" Live Streaming Offerings
At launch, the WATCH ABC Family app will be available on iOS and Kindle Fire devices, as well as select Android tablets, including Samsung Galaxy devices.







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[11/24/14 - 02:35 PM]
Kenny Chesney to Receive Groundbreaker Award at the "American Country Countdown Awards," Airing Live Monday, Dec. 15, on FOX
It recognizes trailblazing in the realm of concerts, musical accomplishment, creative innovation and connecting with fans across the United States.

[11/24/14 - 01:00 PM]
Live Like "Empire's" Lucious Lyon by Entering FOX's "Run 'Empire' for a Day" Sweepstakes at FOX.Com/EmpireSweepstakes
The lucky sweepstakes winner, along with an entourage of his/her five closest friends, will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel in style to Los Angeles, where they will receive the ultimate star treatment.

[11/24/14 - 12:50 PM]
Miley Cyrus, Channing Tatum and Additional Talent Added to "FOX's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" Airing Thanksgiving Night on FOX
Kaley Cuoco, Queen Latifah, Gavin DeGraw, Wayne Brady and Roselyn Sanchez are also on tap for the two-hour special.

[11/24/14 - 12:31 PM]
SEC Network to Simulcast Iron Bowl with Finebaum Viewing Option; Airs SEC Nation live from the Egg Bowl
Both the Iron Bowl (No. 14 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama) and the Egg Bowl (No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 8 Ole Miss) match a Top 15 team facing an in-state rival currently ranked in the Top Four of the College Football Playoff Rankings.

[11/24/14 - 12:30 PM]
Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly Join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in HBO's "True Detective"
The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California.

[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
Get Cozy This December with Three Returning Original Series on The Weather Channel
"Prospectors" and "Highway Thru Hell" return Sunday, December 7 while "Why Planes Crash" is due back on Monday, December 15.

[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
Showtime(R) to Marathon Current Seasons of Hit Series "Homeland" and "The Affair" Over Thanksgiving Weekend
Both series return with new episodes on Sunday, December 7 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/24/14 - 12:05 PM]
David Dobkin Will Direct "Badlands" (WT) for AMC
Plus: Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark have joined the cast as series regulars.

[11/24/14 - 12:03 PM]
"Regarding Susan Sontag," An Illuminating Portrait of the Provocative 20th-Century Thinker, Debuts Dec. 8 on HBO
A complex person, Sontag fiercely guarded her privacy, despite her boldness in the literary world.

[11/24/14 - 11:51 AM]
MTV Is Crossing Over This Tuesday with the "'Girl Code' to 'Awkward' and 'Faking It'" Special Airing Tuesday, November 25 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Awkward" season five and the second half of "Faking It" season two will return in 2015.

[11/24/14 - 11:46 AM]
Investigation Discovery Reveals Who Is "Most Evil" with Leading Forensic Psychologist Dr. Kris Mohandie -- On Sunday, December 7
In its new format, hosted by leading clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Kris Mohandie, the series shines a klieg light on a killer's motive, method and thought process.

[11/24/14 - 11:38 AM]
Tony Bennett, Kate Micucci and Beau Bridges Guest Star in New Nickelodeon Holiday Specials
Bennett and Micucci will both appear in "Wallykazam!" while Beau Bridges is set to turn up in "Bubble Guppies."

[11/24/14 - 11:32 AM]
Acclaimed Pastor and Spiritual Leader Rob Bell Tackles Life's Big Questions in an All-New Primetime Special "The Rob Bell Show" Premiering Sunday, December 21 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Airing prior at 7 p.m. ET/PT is "Super Soul Sunday: Soul-to-Soul," a special edition of the popular two-time Emmy award-winning OWN series that will feature best-of moments.

[11/24/14 - 11:25 AM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Date for "Nick Offerman: American Ham"
Nick's master class in life, love, woodworking, meat eating and being a man will be available on Friday, December 12.

[11/24/14 - 11:17 AM]
L+7 Lifts "The Big Bang Theory" Past "Sunday Night Football" As the #1 Program in Viewers, A18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Week Seven
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.