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[01/31/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 31
Updates include: David Schwimmer to get "Irreversible" at ABC; Grace Gummer boards "Extant" at CBS; and Matt McGorry is the first cast on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder."

[01/31/14 - 02:51 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Triumphs Over "American Idol"
Plus: numbers for CMT's "Party Down South," A&E's "Crazy Hearts: Nashville" and Bravo's "Toned Up."

[01/31/14 - 02:34 PM]
Video: TV Land's Betty Bowl Brings the Real Competition on Sunday Night
Betty White as "Hot in Cleveland's" Elka Ostrovsky faces off against Betty White as "The Golden Girls'" Rose Nylund in a battle of sitcom wits during a hilarious marathon event.

[01/31/14 - 02:04 PM]
The Hub Network Honored with Three Prestigious Parents' Choice Awards
"R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" "Family Game Night" and "Spooksville" were all recognized.

[01/31/14 - 01:55 PM]
Syfy Scheduling Alert: "Opposite Worlds" Time Change
The show's live elimination episodes will air at 8:00/7:00c on Wednesdays starting next week.

[01/31/14 - 01:47 PM]
RJ Mitte of "Switched at Birth" and Hayden Byerly of "The Fosters" to Live Tweet with Fans During the East Coast Broadcasts of Their Series on ABC Family Monday, February 3, 2014
They'll be up on @RJMitte and @haydenbyerly during the aforementioned installments.

[01/31/14 - 12:20 PM]
"The 56th Annual Grammy Awards" Tops 30 Million Viewers with Live Plus 3-Day Playback
CBS further spins the numbers for Sunday, January 26.

[01/31/14 - 11:54 AM]
CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' First "Ed Sullivan Show" Appearance with Music Tributes from Top Artists the Week of Monday, Feb. 3
The Ed Sullivan Theater, site of the Fab Four's U.S. debut, will be the setting for this week-long commemoration of that historic television event on Feb. 9, 1964.

[01/31/14 - 10:37 AM]
History(R) Brings Veterans to Super Bowl, Honors Uncle Sam's "Away" Team at America's Home Game
Members of veterans service groups Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues will attend as official guests to help launch the multi-platform "Mission to Honor" public affairs campaign to recognize American veterans.

[01/31/14 - 10:13 AM]
ESPN3 to Carry 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Draw
The draw will set the stage for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, which begins on August 30 and runs through September 14 in Spain.

[01/31/14 - 09:56 AM]
NBC Extends "Chicago PD" to 15 Episodes
The two episode extension comes on the heels of two consecutive weeks of ratings growth from the series.

[01/31/14 - 09:45 AM]
It's All "Elementary!" Second-Year Drama Sweeps Time Period, Delivering Its Largest Audience Since The Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 30.

[01/31/14 - 08:50 AM]
Adult Swim Kicks Off Production on Season Two of "Newsreaders" - Alan Tudyk Joins Series as New Host
The new series will also feature returning cast members Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman and Ray Wise.

[01/31/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular" Scores NBC's Highest 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results in Its Time Period Since the Dec. 5 Telecast of "The Sound of Music Live!"
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 30.

[01/31/14 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang" Return Helps CBS Snap FOX Win Streak
The Eye is once again the most-watched network and top adults 18-49 draw on Thursday night.

[01/31/14 - 08:05 AM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Welcomes New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in His First Late Night Appearance on Monday, February 3 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
"The Daily Show" airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. and repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT).

[01/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Bravo and Oxygen Media Deliver January Ratings Success
Bravo and Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/31/14 - 07:00 AM]
MTV Names Elli Hakami Executive Vice President of Current Series and Programming
Hakami was most recently the Senior Vice President of Programming and Production at BBC Worldwide Productions where she oversaw the development, talent and production teams for their Unscripted Department.

[01/30/14 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 30
Updates include: Timothy Omundson to round out the cast of ABC's "Galavant"; MTV gives series order to "Finding Carter"; and Lauren Iungerich, Emily Kapnek comedy pilots both get green lights from ABC.

[01/30/14 - 02:58 PM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" and "Melissa & Joey" Set Near 1 1/2 Year Highs in Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 29.

[01/30/14 - 02:48 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "American Idol," "Duck Dynasty" Top Demo Chart
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged," Comedy Central's "Broad City" and Discovery's "Survivorman."

[01/30/14 - 02:42 PM]
"American Horror Story: Coven" Finale Reigns Supreme
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 29.

[01/30/14 - 01:34 PM]
"The Tomorrow People" Grows to Series Highs
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 29.

[01/30/14 - 01:15 PM]
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" Franchise Hits All the Right Notes
Plus: look for the "Love & Hip Hop: The Reunion" on Monday, February 3 and 10 as well as "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" season three in May.

[01/30/14 - 12:51 PM]
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid Reunite to Save New York in Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One"
The sequel begins filming in New York on February 13 for a July premiere on the cable channel.

[01/30/14 - 12:45 PM]
"Outrageous Acts of Science" Decodes the DNA of the Internet's Most Ridiculous Viral Videos on Science Channel
The show's second season kicks off Saturday, February 15 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[01/30/14 - 12:36 PM]
This February USA Network Launches Its Most Expansive Characters Unite Month Ever as Part of Its Ongoing Effort to Combat Hate and Discrimination
As part of the ongoing Characters Unite Film Series, the network will air a special, limited commercial presentation of the Oscar-winning Best Picture "In the Heat of the Night" to commemorate Black History Month.

[01/30/14 - 12:14 PM]
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Sets Lineup for Final Week
Andy Samberg and The Muppets will close out the final telecast on Friday, February 7.

[01/30/14 - 11:19 AM]
truTV's "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" Ups the Laugh Factor With All-New Episodes Beginning Feb. 26
Look for back-to-back episodes on Tuesday nights at 10:30/9:30c and 11:00/10:00c.

[01/30/14 - 11:11 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Handily Outperform Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 20-24.

[01/30/14 - 10:59 AM]
ABC Scores Its Biggest Total Viewer Count in Late-Night since Mid-December
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 20-24.

[01/30/14 - 10:47 AM]
National Geographic Channel Presents the Documentary Companion to George Clooney's Highly Anticipated World War II Drama in "Hunting Hitler's Stolen Treasures: The Monuments Men"
The one-hour television special premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[01/30/14 - 10:31 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Winner Is Revealed & Season 15 Contestants Show Off Their Dramatic Weight Loss Transformations in Live Finale Feb. 4
The show will kick off with special appearances by fan favorite contestants all the way back from season two, briefly sharing what they've done with the "Second Chance" they got from being on "The Biggest Loser."

[01/30/14 - 10:21 AM]
Progressive Polygamists Return to TLC in "My Five Wives"
The series will premiere Sunday, March 9 at 10:00/9:00c following new episodes of "Long Island Medium."

[01/30/14 - 10:18 AM]
The Stars Align on Bravo Media's Emmy Award-Winning "Inside the Actors Studio" with Oscar Nominees Amy Adams and Matthew McConaughey
Said installments will air Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 20, both at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/30/14 - 10:08 AM]
MTV's "Girl Code" and MTV2's "Guy Code" Cast Members to Host "Super Sofa Sunday" Beginning Sunday, February 2 at 11:00 A.M. ET/8:00 A.M. PT
Look for an all-new episode of the former series at 12:05 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.

[01/30/14 - 10:07 AM]
Nickelodeon Commemorates Black History Month with Brand-New "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" Special and Specially Created Promo Spots Honoring Contemporary African-American Trailblazers
"Black, White, and Brown V. Board of Education: A Return to Segregated Schools?" will premiere Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/30/14 - 10:01 AM]
WGN America Acquires Exclusive Off-Network Cable Rights to Hit CBS Drama "Elementary"
WGN America has the rights to all seasons of the critically acclaimed drama after each season has aired on CBS network.

[01/30/14 - 09:59 AM]
Video: El Rey Network Releases First Full-Length Trailer for Robert Rodriguez's Highly-Anticipated "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
The 10-episode serialized drama premieres Tuesday, March 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/14 - 09:39 AM]
Class Is Back in Session for Cooking Channel's Docu-Series "The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz"
The new season kicks off Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[01/30/14 - 09:31 AM]
Bravo Media Takes Friendship to the Next Level with the Series Greenlight of New Docu-Series "Friends to Lovers?"
Scheduled to premiere later this year, the series attempts to answer the age old question, can friends really become lovers, and follows multiple sets of friends who take a leap of faith and decide to take their relationships to the next level.

[01/30/14 - 09:21 AM]
Investigation Discovery and Daytime Diva Wendy Williams Say "Forget You" for Valentine's Day!
Highlights include the all-new Valentine's Day special "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" on Friday, February 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/14 - 09:14 AM]
Paris Barclay and Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame at the 45th NAACP Image Awards
Presented annually, the NAACP Image Awards are recognized as the preeminent multi-cultural awards show, from an African-American point of view.

[01/30/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Is Up in 18-49 and Total Viewers for a Second Week in a Row and Ranks #1 in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 29.

[01/30/14 - 08:33 AM]
Nickelodeon Teams Up with NFL to Give Kids and Families an Insiders' Look at Super Bowl XLVIII Festivities in New York and New Jersey with "Nickelodeon All Access Pass to Super Bowl XLVIII"
Additionally, Nickelodeon's resident superhero, Pick Boy, will report daily from the NFL's "Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC."

[01/30/14 - 08:31 AM]
Cinemax Renews Emmy(R)-Winning Hit Action Series "Banshee" for Third Season
The show is currently in its second season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "Nashville" Is Up for the 2nd Week to Its Best Rating Since 12/4/13
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 29.

[01/30/14 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Keeps Its Win Streak Alive
Plus: The CW's "Arrow" and "The Tomorrow People" jump by 20% from last week among adults 18-49.

[01/30/14 - 08:20 AM]
Bravo Media Picks Up "Top Chef" Season 12 and Kicks Off Nationwide Casting Calls
Open casting calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on Tuesday, February 18.

[01/30/14 - 08:13 AM]
FOX Unleashes a Super February Blitz
The network details its February sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).







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[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Join Us Saturday, February 28 8/7c for the Two-Hour World Premiere Event of "Good Witch" A Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."