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[01/08/14 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 8
Updates include: Zoe Saldana to play the title role on NBC's "Rosemary's Baby" mini-series; and NBC gives pilot order to David Caspe's comedy "Marry Me."

[01/08/14 - 03:35 PM]
The Series Debut of "Being Mary Jane" Starring Gabrielle Union Attracts Over Five Million Viewers for Its Premiere Night on BET Networks
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 03:29 PM]
Disney Junior Orders New Season Pickups for Hit Animated Series "Sofia the First," "Doc McStuffins" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"
All three series ranked among the Top 10 cable TV series for 2013 in Kids 2-5 and as well as in the top 10 preschooler cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49.

[01/08/14 - 03:00 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "NCIS," "Intelligence" Nab Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "100 Days of Summer," BET's "Being Mary Jane" and TBS's "Cougar Town."

[01/08/14 - 02:39 PM]
Valerie Harper Will Guest Star in First Two Episodes of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," the Highly Anticipated Hallmark Channel Original
In Harper's two-episode arc as the team's supervisor, she'll inspire each of them to fulfill their unique purposes, as she courageously embraces her own.

[01/08/14 - 02:27 PM]
Winter Debut of "Pretty Little Liars" is the #1 Most-Tweeted Season Premiere in TV History With Over 1.3 Million Tweets
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 01:52 PM]
NBCOlympics.com to Offer Original, Digital-Only Programming for Sochi Games
The video offering, new to Winter Games coverage, will include whip-around competition coverage from Gold Zone; a daily figure skating news and highlights show, Olympic Ice; and regular news updates throughout each day.

[01/08/14 - 12:48 PM]
TVGN (TV Guide Network) Becomes "Awards Season Central" This Month with Exclusive Programming in Partnership with Entertainment Tonight, PopSugar and More
"Entertainment Tonight" will produce a live red carpet show hosted by anchors Nancy O'Dell and Rob Marciano that will air on TVGN leading up to the Grammy Awards and the Oscars.

[01/08/14 - 12:38 PM]
Record 2.8 Million Viewers Tune-In for Season Two Premiere of OWN's "The Haves and the Have Nots"
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 12:02 PM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights Season Two Of Breakout Hit Series "Surviving Evil"
The 10-episode second season begins filming in early 2014.

[01/08/14 - 11:35 AM]
Don't Miss the Super-Sized, Two-Night Premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Beginning January 19 Only on E!
Look for installments of both series on Sunday, January 19 and Monday, January 20 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/14 - 10:31 AM]
Pre-Olympic Special "Shaun White: Russia Calling" Set to Air Saturday, Jan. 25
The special is "an inside look at how the gold medal-winning snowboarder is preparing for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and how he maintains his competitive edge."

[01/08/14 - 10:28 AM]
Matt Lauer Hosts "Going for Gold," a Star-Studded Golden Globes Primetime Special
The special - airing this Friday, January 10 on NBC - features interviews with Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more!

[01/08/14 - 10:24 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights Production for Three New Original Pilots: "Booze Traveler" (WT), "Great Escapes" (WT) and "Street Cred" (WT) with Penn Jillette
The latter sees comedian and magician Penn Jillette secretly finding the best street performer and grants them a generous reward.

[01/08/14 - 10:09 AM]
ESPN and Martin Tyler Mutually Agree to End Relationship Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Tyler came to ESPN in October 2009 as a commentator for the World Cup in 2010 and 2014.

[01/08/14 - 10:07 AM]
"Herblock - The Black & the White," the Story of the Legendary Editorial Cartoonist Who Gave America a Powerful Editorial Voice for More Than Half a Century, Debuts Jan. 27, Exclusively on HBO
For 55 years, Herbert L. Block's signature "Herblock" was affixed to memorable cartoons that were published daily in the Washington Post and syndicated throughout the country in more than 1,800 newspapers.

[01/08/14 - 10:06 AM]
ESPN Names Ian Darke Lead Commentator for 2014 FIFA World Cup
Darke, ESPN's lead voice for international soccer since 2010, will call the Brazil vs. Croatia opening match on Thursday, June 12, in Sao Paulo.

[01/08/14 - 09:55 AM]
A&E Network's Original Real Life Series "Bad Ink" Returns for a Second Season with 10 All-New Episodes Premiering Monday, January 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The series centers on Dirk Vermin and his best friend Ruckus as they go on the hunt for the best of the worst ink in the "mistake capital of the world."

[01/08/14 - 09:18 AM]
"Intelligence" Is The Most-Watched New Series Premiere of the Season with 16.6 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 09:11 AM]
TBS Renews Late-Night Series "The Pete Holmes Show"
New episodes are set to launch February 24 and will air Monday-Thursday nights at midnight (ET/PT), following "Conan."

[01/08/14 - 09:11 AM]
Oxygen Media Reveals the 12 Modeltestants Competing on "The Face" Season Two Premiering Wednesday, March 5 at 10PM ET/PT
The authentic modeling competition series tests these modeltestants fundamental skills and versatility as a model in an array of real-life brand challenges including photo shoots, runway shows and commercials.

[01/08/14 - 09:01 AM]
Qantas to Bring "Modern Family" to Australia Emmy Award-Winning Show to Film Vacation Episode Down Under
Qantas will fly the cast and crew from Los Angeles in February as the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan takes a vacation down under for an episode to be broadcast later this season.

[01/08/14 - 09:01 AM]
CBS's "Grammy(R) Gig of a Lifetime" Contest Announces 40 Finalists
The public can vote on CBS.com/GrammyGig to determine which band will win the chance to participate in Grammy(R) Week events.

[01/08/14 - 08:52 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Full Lineup for 31st Annual PaleyFest
Highlights include "Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion" and "Opening Night Presentation: Veronica Mars Reunion."

[01/08/14 - 08:47 AM]
FX's "Chozen" Takes Over Barbershops Across the Country on Saturday, January 11
Said stunt is timed with the show's launch this coming Monday, January 13 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/08/14 - 08:44 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Is #1 in Women 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 (Tie) and Women 18-34 Despite No "Voice" Lead-In
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 08:37 AM]
"SHIELD" Returns Up in Viewers and Adults 18-49 - "The Goldbergs" Is Up and Beats "New Girl" in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "NCIS," "Intelligence"
Plus: FOX's "The Mindy Project" and "Dads" post gains from their previous originals.

[01/08/14 - 08:23 AM]
CMT Hosts Exclusive Full-Length Television Premiere of Lucy Hale's "You Sound Good to Me" Today
Check out CMT platforms all week long for more Lucy Hale, including special behind-the-scenes clips from her video shoot on lucyhale.CMT.com.

[01/08/14 - 08:22 AM]
Restaurant Rookies Are On the Hunt for the Perfect Property in New Series "Buy This Restaurant"
The series, featuring commercial real estate expert Keith Simpson, premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/14 - 07:24 AM]
BBC America to Air the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards Sunday February 16, 8:00PM ET/PT
As in previous years, many BAFTA wins have correctly predicted who walks away with the Academy Award(R) a few weeks later.

[01/08/14 - 07:19 AM]
Bravo Media Takes a Juicy Bite Out of the Big Apple with the Return of "The Real Housewives of New York City" on Tuesday, March 11 at 9PM ET/PT
Kristen Taekman will join returning ladies Aviva Drescher, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, Heather Thomson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.

[01/07/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 7
Updates include: Danny Cannon to helm FOX's "Gotham"; Anna Friel, Jake Robinson tapped for NBC's "Odyssey"; and Denis Leary to lead FX comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

[01/07/14 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Cracks the Case with Hart Hanson's New Crime Drama "Backstrom"
Rainn Wilson stars as the title role in the project, which was originally developed by CBS.

[01/07/14 - 03:22 PM]
"Moonday's" Season Three Return of MTV's "Teen Wolf" Is the Most Watched Telecast in Series History
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, January 6.

[01/07/14 - 02:42 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN, BCS National Championship Overshadow the Night
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Teen Wolf," VH1's "Single Ladies" and Food Network's "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off."

[01/07/14 - 02:39 PM]
"SportsCenter" to Provide Day-long Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Announcement Coverage on January 8
Pre-announcement coverage will begin on ESPN during the 9 a.m. ET hour with updates and segments continuing throughout the day.

[01/07/14 - 02:17 PM]
NBA on ESPN 2013-14 Schedule Update - Additional Pacers, Trail Blazers, Suns Appearances
The previously announced lineups for Wednesday, January 22 and Friday, February 7 have been changed.

[01/07/14 - 02:15 PM]
DIY Network Sets the Stage for 2014 Successful Premiere of "Rev Run's Renovation"
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/07/14 - 02:08 PM]
NFC Wildcard Playoff Game, Cotton Bowl and Sunday Animated Comedies Drive FOX's Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 30-January 5.

[01/07/14 - 01:36 PM]
"Dangerous Toys" Featuring Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of "MythBusters" Premieres January 11 at 9PM
The special features Savage and Hyneman's adult interpretations of a child's game of war, where a sandcastle could be a fortress and a cardboard box can open an entire universe of play.

[01/07/14 - 01:32 PM]
Video: New Video - TNT's "Private Lives of Nashville Wives," Premiering Feb. 24
Check out the latest promo for the reality series, which will air Monday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/07/14 - 11:38 AM]
Disney Channel Kicks Off 2014 With Total Day Sweep Across Major Youth Demos; 24-Hour Disney Junior channel Rises to Record Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 30-January 5.

[01/07/14 - 11:22 AM]
Dec. 21 Telecast of "Saturday Night Live" Generates the Show's Biggest Increase Ever in Adult 18-49 Rating and Total Viewers in "Live Plus Seven Day" Results
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, December 21.

[01/07/14 - 11:16 AM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Launches Google+ Hangout Series and Pinterest Partnership Giving Fans Exclusive Digital Content and Expert Advice
"The Biggest Loser" is the first television series to do an interactive health and fitness series using the Google+ technology.

[01/07/14 - 11:05 AM]
First Episodes of the New Year of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Elementary" Add More Than Four Million Viewers with Live +3-Day Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 2.

[01/07/14 - 11:01 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company Boosts Unscripted Team with Two New Senior Executives
The network has named Lisa Levenson Senior Vice President and Alex Piper Vice President of Alternative Entertainment.

[01/07/14 - 10:58 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: 47 Million Tune Into FOX's 49ers-Packers Wild Card Game
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Gator Boys," HGTV's "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" and TLC's "Breaking the Faith."

[01/07/14 - 10:53 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NFL Wild Card Doubleheader Dominates for NBC
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "MythBusters," Lifetime's "Blindsided" and Investigation Discovery's "Scorned: Love Kills."

[01/07/14 - 10:49 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is the Holiday Week's Top Entertaiment Program in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 30-January 5.







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[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.