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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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[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN NFL Programming Highlights - "Draft Academy" Debuts April 22
Projected first-round picks Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee will be part of the four-week series.

[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.