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[02/07/14 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 7
Updates include: Rob Riggle joins Rob Lowe in NBC's "The Pro"; Eloise Mumford is the first to board "Warriors" at ABC; and CBS adds one more pilot to its comedy roster.

[02/07/14 - 04:00 PM]
Simon Cowell to Depart U.S. Version of "The X Factor"
"Unfortunately, there is no 'X Factor USA' without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life," said Kevin Reilly.

[02/07/14 - 03:47 PM]
Hiatus for "Archer," "Chozen" & "Justified"
All three series will take breaks due to the Winter Olympic Games.

[02/07/14 - 02:51 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Winter Games Hold Off "Big Bang," "Idol"
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Toned Up," CMT's "Party Down South" and TBS's "King of the Nerds."

[02/07/14 - 02:22 PM]
Max Adler of "Switched at Birth" and Teri Polo of "The Fosters" to Tweet Live with Fans During the East Coast Feeds of Their Series Airing Monday February 10th on ABC Family
They'll be up on @Mr_Max_Adler and @TheFostersABCF during their respective telecasts.

[02/07/14 - 01:30 PM]
Lisa Kerney to Join ESPN as Studio Anchor
Prior to joining ESPN, Kerney had been at WCBS-TV in New York, serving as sports anchor for CBS 2 News This Morning since January 2012.

[02/07/14 - 01:20 PM]
TNT Extends Second Season of Real-Life Crime Series "Cold Justice" with Additional Six Episodes
The additional six episodes will air this summer on TNT.

[02/07/14 - 01:20 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces "#EndWinterNow" Week February 10-14, 2014
For those in the same state of mind, the hosts will give winter-weary viewers a break with "#EndWinterNow" week, a series of daily summer-themed segments.

[02/07/14 - 01:03 PM]
Lifetime Captures the Chilling True Story of "The Happy Face Killer," Starring David Arquette and Gloria Reuben
The film - premiering Saturday, March 1 at 8:00/7:00c - comes from director Rick Bota and writer Richard Christian Matheson.

[02/07/14 - 12:55 PM]
AMC Orders Unscripted Series Focused on the Inaugural Season of the LA KISS Arena Football League Team
The show will also feature owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with long-time manager, Doc McGhee.

[02/07/14 - 12:28 PM]
Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer Join Syfy's New Original Series "Dominion" as Executive Producers/Co-Showrunners
The series is from Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, and is slated to premiere on Syfy in June of this year.

[02/07/14 - 12:02 PM]
Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor to Headline TV Land's Sitcom Pilot "Younger" from Darren Star
Patricia Field, who worked with Star on "Sex and the City," will be a costume consultant on the production.

[02/07/14 - 11:44 AM]
ABC to Air a Primetime Encore of Last Night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Episode Featuring the Return of Kimmel's Nemesis Matt Damon on Monday, February 10 at 10:00 P.M. ET
Said rebroadcast replaces the previously announced repeat of "Castle."

[02/07/14 - 11:43 AM]
Ovation Premieres Season Two of Its Original Series "Music Mavericks"
Phil Collins, Radiohead, Beastie Boys, U2, Billy Joel, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam are among those featured this season, airing Sunday nights at 7:00/6:00c.

[02/07/14 - 11:31 AM]
"ESPN Sport Science Newton Awards" Nominees, Categories and Presenters Announced
The first edition of the awards will premiere on ESPN on Sunday, February 16, at 5 p.m. and will air on ABC on Saturday, February 22.

[02/07/14 - 11:06 AM]
ABC and Dick Clark Productions Extend "American Music Awards" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" Broadcast Agreements
"We're thrilled to extend our partnership with dick clark productions," said Paul Lee. "They have been a member of our family for many years, and these specials are key to our network's success."

[02/07/14 - 10:03 AM]
President Clinton, Kobe Bryant Headline Town Hall Discussion on Kids and Sports Sunday, February 9, 8:00pm ET on ESPN2
The town hall also features a panel with U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter Allyson Felix, MLB All-Star Matt Kemp and former Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.

[02/07/14 - 09:10 AM]
Winter Is Coming -- Peter Dinklage to Welcome Viewers to NBC's Coverage of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games
The opening showcases the history and culture of the world's largest country, as well as the athletes viewers will become familiar with over the 17 days of the Games.

[02/07/14 - 09:00 AM]
Second Season of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Sofia the First" Debuts Friday, March 7 on Disney Channel
Guest stars this season include Alyson Hannigan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Melissa Rauch, Anna Camp, John Michael Higgins, Isla Fisher, Sean Astin, Nick Offerman, Robert Morse, Christian Borle, Oliver Platt, Tracey Ullman and Phylicia Rashad.

[02/07/14 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" No Match for Bonus Night of Olympics
Plus: ABC's "The Taste" is the only series to match its numbers from last week.

[02/07/14 - 08:24 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Kicks Off Literacy Campaign with Partners First Book and Disney Publishing Worldwide by Donating 200,000 Books
Entitled "Be Inspired," the PSA will appear on the ABC Television Network, all eight ABC Owned Television Stations, various ABC Affiliates and Radio Disney's stations in 24 markets.

[02/07/14 - 08:15 AM]
Bonus Night of Winter Olympics Coverage from Sochi Posts the Best Thursday Metered-Market Primetime Rating on Any Broadcast Net Since NBC's Ravens-Broncos NFL Kickoff Telecast on September 5, 2013
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 6.

[02/07/14 - 08:07 AM]
Road Map to NBC Olympics' Digital Coverage of 2014 Olympic Winter Games
NBC Olympics is offering U.S. Olympic fans unprecedented digital and social media coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, with more than 1,000 hours of live streaming coverage.

[02/07/14 - 06:30 AM]
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Perform Together on "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy(R) Salute" to Air Sunday, Feb. 9, on CBS
The primetime entertainment special will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time Grammy Award-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

[02/07/14 - 06:15 AM]
ABC and BBC Worldwide Productions Announce Ray Chew as the New Music Director of "Dancing with the Stars"
Chew's band will feature a new line-up of live musicians and singers performing music ranging from the latest pop hits to the great standards of the past.

[02/07/14 - 06:12 AM]
Jay Leno Wraps His "Tonight Show" Run with the Highest Metered-Market Household Rating for the Show Since 2009
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, February 6.

[02/06/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 6
Updates include: Jay Baruchel to be FX's "Man Seeking Woman"; Peter Facinelli tapped as lead in NBC's "Odyssey"; and Zachary Knighton is one of FOX's "Weird Loners."

[02/06/14 - 03:51 PM]
Lifetime Orders New Scripted Series "Un-Real," Marking A+E Studios' First Wholly-Owned Series
Shiri Appleby stars in the series, "a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program."

[02/06/14 - 03:33 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Stars Match Drawing Skills and Wit with Kid Contestants in New Game Show "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw," Premiering Monday, March 3
The game show features stars from such efforts "Austin & Ally," "Dog With A Blog," "Jessie," "Kickin' It," "I Didn't Do It," "Lab Rats," "Liv and Maddie," "Mighty Med" and "Teen Beach Movie."

[02/06/14 - 03:26 PM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Finale Sizzled Last Night Earning Season High Ratings in All Key Demos with 1.7 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 5.

[02/06/14 - 03:15 PM]
Bob Costas Interviews President Barack Obama - Full Interview to Air Friday Night on NBC's Opening Ceremony Coverage
Costas conducted the interview from NBC Olympics' studio in Sochi, Russia, site of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, while the President was in The White House.

[02/06/14 - 02:54 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Demos Belong to "American Idol," "Modern Family"
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Broad City," Syfy's "Opposite Worlds" and OWN's "Love Thy Neighbor."

[02/06/14 - 01:12 PM]
Super Bowl Week Powers FOX Sports 1 to Multiple Viewership Records
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the week of January 27-February 2.

[02/06/14 - 01:06 PM]
CBS's Friday Dramas Post Record Live Plus 3-Day Audiences
CBS further spins the numbers for Friday, January 31.

[02/06/14 - 01:06 PM]
Hit TV Show "The Americans" Makes Exclusive Streaming Debut on Prime Instant Video, Just in Time for Season Two Premiere on FX
Prime members can experience all the tension and intrigue of the first season anytime, from hundreds of connected devices.

[02/06/14 - 12:54 PM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Continue Dominance Over CBS, ABC Timeslot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 27-31.

[02/06/14 - 12:44 PM]
"Questioning Darwin," Contrasting Modern-Day Creationism with Charles Darwin's Own Journey, Debuts Feb. 10, Exclusively on HBO
Narrated by Brian Protheroe, the film draws on Darwin's own words, performed by Sam West, and includes comments from a variety of sources.

[02/06/14 - 12:38 PM]
Disney Week Returns to Destination America for an All-New Enchanted Adventure
Destination America kicks off the week with the world premiere of the one-hour special "Walt Disney World Resort Hotels" on Monday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/06/14 - 11:48 AM]
AMC and Sony Pictures Television to Develop "Preacher" as a Dramatic Series on AMC
The project will be executive produced and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg with Sam Catlin as executive producer and showrunner.

[02/06/14 - 11:31 AM]
NUVOtv Announces Powerful Original Programming Slate for Spring 2014, Adding Four First-Run Series to Nework's Primetime Line-Up
"Last year marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for NUVOtv, and I believe 2014 will exceed all expectations," said Bill Hilary, EVP Programming.

[02/06/14 - 11:28 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Casting Call for Next Season of "Ultimate Survival Alaska"
The current season of "Ultimate Survival Alaska" continues Sundays through March 9 at its new time, 10:00/9:00c.

[02/06/14 - 11:26 AM]
ESPN2 to Televise A11FL Games - New Spring Professional Football League Debuts in 2014
The A11FL games on ESPN2 are scheduled to air Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET (from Raymond James Stadium) and Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. (from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas).

[02/06/14 - 11:13 AM]
ESPN Networks to Air Most Regular-Season College Baseball Games Ever
ESPN platforms will also present exclusive coverage of the NCAA Division I College Baseball Championship, including the selection of the 64-team field, at the conclusion of the conference tournaments.

[02/06/14 - 10:33 AM]
Video: Starz Releases "Da Vinci's Demons" Key Art - Live Action & Still Versions - Plus All New Season Two Featurette
The show's sophomore run kicks off on Saturday, March 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/06/14 - 10:17 AM]
Make a Date for Valentine's Day with NASCAR Night on FOX Sports 1
Highlights include "FOX Sports 1-on-1: Jimmie Johnson," "The Day: Daytona Primetime," "Return of the 3" and an encore of "The Day: Remembering Dale Earnhardt."

[02/06/14 - 10:04 AM]
Cult Classic "Clue: The Movie" Will Have Its Hub Network Premiere on Saturday, Feb. 8
During commercial breaks, the Hub Network will treat viewers to amusing commentary from six icons from the movie, including the Revolver, the Knife, the Candlestick, the Rope, the Wrench and the Lead Pipe.

[02/06/14 - 10:01 AM]
"Review" Premieres on Comedy Central(R) on Thursday, March 6 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Guest stars in its inaugural season include Lance Bass, Andy Blitz, Rich Fulcher, Jason Mantzoukas, Emo Phillips, Andy Richter, Maria Thayer, Ashley Tisdale and Fred Willard.

[02/06/14 - 09:40 AM]
The 200th Episode of "Criminal Minds" Delivers the Series' Largest Audience Since May 2012
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 5.

[02/06/14 - 09:33 AM]
Discovery Channel Continues to Document the Risky Underbelly of the Amish Community in New Season of "Amish Mafia"
The series returns Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning February 25 on the network.

[02/06/14 - 09:16 AM]
Sean "Diddy" Combs' Revolt Honors Black History Month with "Brooklyn Boheme" Documentary
The film provides an intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene, Brooklyn from the mid-1980s through the 1990s.







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[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."

[12/17/14 - 10:00 AM]
Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Brings Her Acclaimed Performance in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" to HBO
Filming before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans this month, the special will feature McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon.

[12/17/14 - 09:37 AM]
ESPNU to Televise Inaugural "Burger King(R) State Champions Bowl Series" on December 27
Three state champions from Florida, one from Utah and two from Washington will participate in the event.

[12/17/14 - 09:16 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Announce Additional Celebrities for NBC's Special Two-Hour Live Telecast Set for Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Sean Hayes, Karlie Kloss, John Krasinski, Lisa Kudrow, Elisabeth Moss and Ryan Phillippe are among the latest additions.