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[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 24
Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.

[01/24/14 - 12:06 PM]
MTV to Air "Mancation Weekend" Marathon Beginning Tonight, January 24 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for two all new episodes of "Ridiculousness" this Sunday, January 26 at 12:00 P.M. ET/PT.

[01/24/14 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Two New Comedy Series "Married" and "You're the Worst"
FX has ordered 10 episodes of each series, which are slated to debut in July.

[01/24/14 - 11:53 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Outperform Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 13-17
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 13-17.

[01/24/14 - 11:26 AM]
Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Sharon Stone To Star in TNT's Action-Drama Pilot "Agent X" (working title)
Stone stars as America's first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee, a woman with brains, beauty, and a cool composure that belies a restless mind.

[01/24/14 - 10:59 AM]
"Game of Thrones Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing" Debuts Sunday, Feb. 9, Exclusively on HBO
The 15-minute special will air just before the debut of a new episode of "True Detective."

[01/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Madonna Set to Perform on "The 56th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS
Plus: Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and current Grammy(R) nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present.

[01/24/14 - 09:41 AM]
USA Network Picks-Up Half Hour Original Comedy Series "Benched"
Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings") and Jay Harrington ("Better Off Ted") star in the project, the first series out of ABC Signature, the boutique division of ABC Studios.

[01/24/14 - 09:27 AM]
New Premiere Date - Lifetime's "The Trip to Bountiful" Premieres March 8 at 8PM
The original movie was previous slated to premiere on Saturday, February 22.

[01/24/14 - 09:10 AM]
Giuliana Rancic Hosts All-New E! Interview Series "Beyond Candid with Giuliana"
Demi Lovato, Melissa Joan Hart and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are among the inaugural participants.

[01/24/14 - 09:04 AM]
Constance Marie of "Switched at Birth" and Guest Star Garrett Clayton of "The Fosters" to Chat Live Via Twitter During the East Coast Feeds of Their Series, Monday, January 27 on ABC Family
They'll be up on @GoConstance and @garrettclayton1, respectively, during said telecasts.

[01/24/14 - 09:01 AM]
Pam Dawber to Reunite with Robin Williams in an Upcoming Episode of "The Crazy Ones"
She'll play "a free-spirited author who goes on a date with Williams' Simon Roberts soon after his faith in everlasting love is shaken by the break-up of a couple near and dear to him."

[01/24/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Parenthood" Finishes #1 in the 10 p.m. Hour in Adults 18-49, as Well as Women 18-49 and Adults, Men and Women 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 23.

[01/24/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Vampire Diaries'" 100th Delivers Its Most Watched Episode Since November 14
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, January 23.

[01/24/14 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's "The Taste" Is Up by Double Digits and Continues to Beat NBC's Thursday Comedies
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 23.

[01/24/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Keeps FOX in Front
Plus: The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" and "Reign" return up double-digits from their fall finales.

[01/24/14 - 08:16 AM]
Revolt to Live Stream Highly Anticipated "Harlem to Hollywood" Studio Reveal Special
Sean "Diddy" Combs hosts the event, featuring performances by Travis Scott and Conway along with other special guests.

[01/24/14 - 08:07 AM]
Joe Rogan Is Coming at You "Live from the Tabernacle" with an All-New Stand-Up Special Airing Friday, February 28 at Midnight on Comedy Central
Plus: "Tosh.0" returns with a new season on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00/9:00c, as previously announced.

[01/24/14 - 08:02 AM]
TLC Reveals All in New Episodes of "Hoarding: Buried Alive"
Look for the back half of the show's fifth season starting Wednesday, February 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/24/14 - 07:14 AM]
A&E's "Bates Motel" Re-Opens for a Second Season
Upcoming guest stars include Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Kenny Johnson, Michael Eklund and Michael O'Neil.

[01/24/14 - 07:08 AM]
Louganis, Thompson & Hale Call Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on FOX Sports 1
The event takes place Saturday, February 8 at 7:00/6:00c live from Pier 94 in New York City.

[01/23/14 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 23
Updates include: Jane Kaczmarek to star in FOX's "Here's Your Damn Family"; Michael J. Weithorn lands six-episode order at FOX for "Weird Loners"; and nine more scripts get pilot commitments.

[01/23/14 - 03:34 PM]
CBS Reveals Guest Cast for the 200th Episode of "Criminal Minds," Airing Wednesday, February 5 on CBS
Find out which faces - old and new - will drop by the show's milestone installment (SPOILERS!).

[01/23/14 - 03:25 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "American Idol" Holds Onto Top Spot
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Wahlburgers," Comedy Central's "Broad City" and Discovery's "Klondike."

[01/23/14 - 02:50 PM]
FOX Challenges Participants to Create a Perfect "Utopia," in Bold New Unscripted Social Experiment
The new unscripted series moves a group of everyday people to an isolated, undeveloped location - for an entire year - and challenges them to create their own civilization.

[01/23/14 - 02:46 PM]
"Hot in Cleveland" Gets Animated
Animation Studio Titmouse, Inc. will create the art for the episode, which will be part of the fifth season of the series.

[01/23/14 - 02:45 PM]
TV Land Announces One-Hour Sitcom Event on March 26th When "Hot in Cleveland" and "The Soul Man" Premiere with Live Episodes
"We shoot in front of a live studio audience every week, but nothing is more exciting than working without a net," said Larry W. Jones.

[01/23/14 - 12:51 PM]
Video: WGN America's "Salem" First Trailer
The series - starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe - premieres on Sunday, April 20.

[01/23/14 - 12:50 PM]
New Season of "Gigolos" to Premiere Tonight on Showtime(R)
The 10-episode unscripted series premiere catches us up with the guys' most recent dates and sexcapades in Vegas.

[01/23/14 - 12:45 PM]
ESPN at Super Bowl XLVIII - More Than 115 Hours of TV and Radio from NYC
ESPN's main set is located at Herald Square on 34th and Broadway - in front of Macy's department store, and a majority of the Super Bowl week programming will originate from there.

[01/23/14 - 12:21 PM]
"The Originals" and "Supernatural" Pair for The CW's Most Watched Tuesday in More Than Five Years
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 21.

[01/23/14 - 12:10 PM]
HBO Cancels "Family Tree," "Hello Ladies"; Eyes "Getting On" Renewal
The Stephen Merchant-led "Hello Ladies" however will return with a wrap-up special.

[01/23/14 - 11:47 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Video Tease of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's "Power"
The series, from writer Courtney Kemp Agboh, premieres this summer on the pay channel.

[01/23/14 - 11:47 AM]
Warren Buffett's "Secret Millionaires Club" from Genius Brands International Returns with All-New Episodes on The Hub Network
Look for two new episodes on January 26 and February 16, both at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.

[01/23/14 - 11:29 AM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Chicago Fire," "Biggest Loser" Top List of Originals
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Opposite Worlds," Oxygen's "Bad Girls All Star Battle" and Lifetime's "Kim of Queens."

[01/23/14 - 11:27 AM]
ESPN Networks to Present Ninth Consecutive Year of Live Comprehensive National Signing Day Coverage February 5
ESPNU will present an 11-hour ESPNU National Signing Day Special providing analysis from recruiting and college experts, reporters on college campuses, and top recruits announcing their decisions live.

[01/23/14 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is TV's #1 Telecast in Women 18-34 at 8 O'Clock for Its 17th Original Telecast
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 21.

[01/23/14 - 11:13 AM]
"Transporter The Series" Coming to TNT in Fall 2014
TNT will air the first and second seasons of the series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network in fall 2014.

[01/23/14 - 11:13 AM]
24-Hour Disney Junior Channel's "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" Premieres to Record Ratings
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Monday, January 20.

[01/23/14 - 10:56 AM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Season 5 Premiere Is Tuesday's #1 Program Across All TV with P12-34
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 21.

[01/23/14 - 10:55 AM]
E! Announces Season Two Premiere of Hit Pop Culture Talk Show "Hello Ross" on Friday, February 21 at 10:00PM
"In season one of 'Hello Ross!' I did the conga with Gloria Estefan, made out with Mel B and fed Gwyneth Paltrow my Nana's famous cheesy potatoes. I can't wait to see what I can get away with in season two," said Ross Mathews.

[01/23/14 - 10:50 AM]
FOX News Channel's Bill O'Reilly to Interview President Barack Obama During FOX Super Bowl Sunday Pregame Show
Following the live interview, O'Reilly will conduct an additional taped portion with President Obama that will be presented on Monday, February 3 on FNC's "The O'Reilly Factor."

[01/23/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Haves and the Have Nots" Continues to Grow Posting Record 2.8 Million Total Viewers Tuesday Night Marking Series High on OWN
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 21.

[01/23/14 - 10:14 AM]
FOX Announces 2013-14 "FOX Writers Intensive" Finalists
FWI is the company's advanced writer's platform designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences.

[01/23/14 - 10:01 AM]
New Syndicated Court Show Created by Judge Judy Sheindlin Is a Go for Fall 2014
"Hot Bench" adds a new dimension to the court genre, with a panel of three judges hearing court cases, arguing the merits of the case amongst themselves and rendering a verdict.

[01/23/14 - 09:51 AM]
Federer-Nadal #33 Tonight in Australian Open Semifinal - Women's, Men's Championships This Weekend
The match - also live on WatchESPN and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes - will receive an encore presentation on ESPN2 on Friday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m.

[01/23/14 - 09:46 AM]
New Unscripted Series "Celebrity Home Raiders" Premieres March 6 on Lifetime
Kit Hoover hosts the series, in which celebrities search through their belongings for beloved treasures to be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting a charity of each celebrity's choice.

[01/23/14 - 09:23 AM]
Athletes, Actors and Comedians, Oh My! Celebrities Gear Up for First Ever "Chopped Tournament of Stars"
The five-part competition series, hosted by Ted Allen, premieres Sunday, March 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/23/14 - 09:20 AM]
Syfy Scheduling Alert - "Lost Girl" and "Bitten" - Time Changes Starting Monday, January 27
Newcomer "Bitten" will now lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Being Human" and "Lost Girl."

[01/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Honoring 2014's Outstanding Performances Will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25, 2015
Timing for the 21st Annual SAG Awards nominations announcement and the full calendar of key dates for the 21st Annual SAG Awards will be announced in the coming months.







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[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.

[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," A Unique Hybrid of Comedy, Confession and Life-Saving Information, Debuts Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
Taped at the Levity Live Comedy Club inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, the special showcases O'Donnell's skills as a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedian, while incorporating a vital message literally near and dear to her heart.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.