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[02/18/14 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 18
Updates include: CBS eyes "CSI" spin-off focusing on cyber crimes; Karen Gillan to star in ABC's "Selfie"; and Christine Woods lands female lead in NBC's "Two to Go."

[02/18/14 - 03:17 PM]
Video: Meet Zeb, the Muscle from "Star Wars Rebels"
He is revealed for the first time in this video, featuring concept art, clay sculpts, and final renderings of the character, in addition to creator interviews.

[02/18/14 - 03:01 PM]
FOX Offers Insider's View Into "American Idol XIII" This Week, with Live, Behind-the-Curtain Camera Feed During Commercial Breaks
The live show content will appear on-screen simultaneously alongside commercials airing in a total of four ad breaks over two nights.

[02/18/14 - 02:25 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Olympics Top Valentine's Day for NBC
Plus: numbers for TNT's "BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge," Syfy's "Helix" and Cinemax's "Banshee."

[02/18/14 - 12:28 PM]
NBC Records Most Watched & Highest Rated Second Monday of Winter Olympics Since Live Salt Lake City Games in 2002
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, February 17.

[02/18/14 - 12:24 PM]
Duggar Family Shares Secrets of Courting in New Season of "19 Kids & Counting"
This 10-episode season premieres Tuesday, April 1 at 9:00/8:00c and airs Tuesdays in the same timeslot through May.

[02/18/14 - 12:07 PM]
Up Up and Away! New Season of "Aerial America" Soars on February 23 at 8PM ET/PT
This season, "Aerial America" soars across the states of Texas, Idaho, Utah, Kentucky, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming.

[02/18/14 - 11:56 AM]
Exclusive Lindsay Lohan Documentary Series - "Lindsay" - Premieres Sunday, March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The highly-anticipated eight-part documentary series "follows movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis."

[02/18/14 - 11:16 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Adds Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winning Actor James Brolin to the Cast
Brolin will play Judge Jedidiah Black in the season one finale of the primetime series airing Saturday, March 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/18/14 - 11:05 AM]
Showtime Anytime(R) Now Available on Roku(R) Players
Subscribers can begin to stream the network's critically-acclaimed hit series, along with box office hits, comedy specials, documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming on their Roku player.

[02/18/14 - 10:55 AM]
"Elementary" Adds +5.28 Million Viewers, Its Largest Live Plus 7-Day Lift Ever
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 30.

[02/18/14 - 10:51 AM]
A&E Network Presents "Breaking Boston" from Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg
The series follows a group of four blue-collar women in their twenties trying to break the cycle of their peers in a town where education, employment and opportunities are hard to come by.

[02/18/14 - 10:25 AM]
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Stun "Homeland" Star Mandy Patinkin with Two Huge Surprises on "Live with Kelly and Michael," Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Last December, as Patinkin sat down with the hosts, a viewer named Sandy wrote in during the live broadcast to say Patinkin was the first boy she had ever kissed.

[02/18/14 - 10:24 AM]
"Countdown to the Oscars(R)" - Special Anchored by Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott Airs Thursday, February 27, 8 pm ET on ABC
Jonah Hill and Lupita Nyong'o are among those interviewed in the one-hour special.

[02/18/14 - 10:17 AM]
Hip Hop Phenom Childish Gambino to Perform at the "2014 mtvU Woodie Awards" on March 13 in Austin, Texas
Additionally, Bleachers, one of the most-highly anticipated new bands of the year, featuring Jack Antonoff of fun., will perform together for one of its first live appearances ever.

[02/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
History Announces Brand New Series "Cryptid: The Swamp Beast"
In the new series, one of America's oldest mysteries and bone-chilling legends comes to life through dramatizations, eyewitness accounts, real news reports and expert interviews.

[02/18/14 - 10:00 AM]
CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" Goes for the Gold with a Medal-Worthy Lineup of Olympic Athletes This Week on the Broadcast
Sage Kotsenburg, Kaitlyn Farrington, Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper are all on tap in the coming days.

[02/18/14 - 09:52 AM]
Lifetime Hunts "The Grim Sleeper" in Original Movie Starring Dreama Walker, Macy Gray, Ernie Hudson and Michael O'neill Premiering Saturday, March 15
Stan Brooks directed the film from a script written by Robert Nathan and Teena Booth.

[02/18/14 - 09:46 AM]
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Launches Free Premiere Screening Event and Live Global Q&A for Fans Across the Country Tuesday, March 4
The free screenings and global Q&A event will originate from the "Cosmos" Pavilion at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

[02/18/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders New Seasons of Hit Series "Shameless" and "House of Lies"
As previously announced, "Episodes" was also renewed for a fourth season.

[02/18/14 - 09:31 AM]
MTV Catches Up with Former Teen Moms Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham
Look for the "Being Farrah," "Being Catelynn" and "Being Amber" specials on Sunday, February 23 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/18/14 - 09:21 AM]
Tony Gonzalez Joins CBS Sports as NFL Analyst
Gonzalez will join James Brown, Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason on "The NFL Today."

[02/18/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Are We Alone?" Week Makes Contact This March on Science Channel
Highlights include a special premiere episode of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/18/14 - 08:36 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Winter Games Give NBC Another Gold Medal
Plus: The CW's "Star-Crossed" opens on par with the year-ago episode of "The Carrie Diaries."

[02/18/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Is Monday's Non-Sports Leader - "The Bachelor" Is the #1 Series in Adults 18-49 and "Castle" the #1 Series in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 17.

[02/18/14 - 08:05 AM]
Anne Hathaway to Present on Oscar(R) Sunday
Hathaway won last year's Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in "Les Misérables."

[02/18/14 - 07:50 AM]
HGTV in Production for "The Jennie Garth Project"
The 10 half-hour episodes are produced by Departure Films.

[02/18/14 - 07:48 AM]
Bestwick to Remain with ESPN, Become Lead Voice for Indianapolis 500 Telecast
The veteran broadcaster also will branch into other sports beginning in 2015.

[02/18/14 - 07:47 AM]
VH1 Greenlights New Series "Naked Dating" (working title) Which Asks, "Is It Easier to Find True Love When You Truly Have Nothing to Hide?"
The hosted series will consist of 10 one-hour episodes that will be edited according to network standards.

[02/18/14 - 06:58 AM]
Debut of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Generates Strong Sampling at a Special Midnight Start Time Following Late Local News and NBC's Coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Monday, February 17.

[02/18/14 - 06:47 AM]
UP Premieres Season Two of Its Popular UP Original Series "Bulloch Family Ranch"
Filmed in Lakeland, Floria, the seven-episode second season will premiere on Wednesday, February 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/18/14 - 06:01 AM]
Prime Instant Video to Be the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home for MTV's "Teen Wolf"
Today's announcement also brings Prime members a number of beloved MGM films, including "The Usual Suspects," "Raging Bull" and "Thelma and Louise."

[02/17/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 17
Updates include: David James Elliott joins "Here's Your Damn Family" at FOX; Jimmy Pardo lands pilot presentation order at TBS; and National Geographic Channel passes on TV series based on "Act of Valor."

[02/17/14 - 04:20 PM]
Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Trailer to World Premiere on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday, February 18 at 11:35 PM ET
After "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs, the trailer will be posted for 24 hours exclusively on Jimmy Kimmel Live's YouTube channel.

[02/17/14 - 12:43 PM]
NBC Sunday Primetime Viewership More Than Doubles Other Broadcast Nets & Tops '06 Torino Games for 9th Time in 10 Nights
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 16.

[02/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
Daniel Day-Lewis to Return to Present On Oscar(R) Sunday
Winning for the title role in last year's "Lincoln," Day-Lewis has also been nominated for five Oscars in the lead actor category.

[02/17/14 - 09:13 AM]
Exclusive: TBS to Debut "Bam's Bad Ass Game Show" on Monday, April 14
The Bam Margera-hosted newcomer will air Mondays at 10:30/9:30c on the cable channel.

[02/17/14 - 09:06 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Winter Games Dominate Second Run Competition
ABC, CBS and FOX were in near universal repeats last night against the Peacock's Olympic coverage.

[02/17/14 - 08:09 AM]
John McEnroe Expands Role at ESPN beyond Tennis
In addition to his work on tennis, McEnroe will serve as an analyst on "SportsCenter" discussing major topics of all sorts and handling sit-down interviews with top sports stars.

[02/17/14 - 06:01 AM]
Oscars(R) "Red Carpet Live" Show Hosts Announced, Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle, Tyson Beckford
The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air immediately following "Red Carpet Live" Sunday, March 2 on ABC.

[02/17/14 - 05:49 AM]
Logo TV Greenlights "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Seven with Announcement of Nationwide Casting Call
To get fans revved up for the new season, starting today, Logo TV is pre-releasing the first episode (sans the elimination) exclusively on the new Logo TV app.

[02/16/14 - 01:07 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympics Go Untouched Once Again
The Peacock easily trumps the combined efforts of its broadcast competition.

[02/16/14 - 12:01 PM]
USA-Russia Olympic Men's Hockey Thriller Most-Watched Hockey Game Ever on NBCSN & Leads Network to Record Daytime Viewership
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 15.

[02/16/14 - 05:10 AM]
Cartoon Network Announces Winners for Fourth Annual Hall of Game(TM) Awards
Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton host the special, airing tomorrow Monday, February 17 at 7:00/6:00c.

[02/15/14 - 01:08 PM]
Today's Thrilling USA-Russia Men's Hockey Game Is Most Streamed Hockey Game in NBC Sports & NBC Olympics History
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 14.

[02/15/14 - 10:22 AM]
Netflix Confirms Season 2 Premiere Date of "Orange Is the New Black"
All 13 episodes of the new season will be available to stream on Friday, June 6.

[02/15/14 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Airs Top 3 Non-Sports Programs in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 14.

[02/15/14 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides Second Week of Winter Games to Victory
The Peacock's latest primetime coverage easily dominates in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/14/14 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 14
Updates include: Jane Krakowski to lead FOX's "Dead Boss"; Alyson Hannigan to spend "More Time with Family" at CBS; and Mary-Louise Parker-led "Feed Me" gets pilot order at NBC.

[02/14/14 - 07:13 PM]
One and Done for ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Spin-Off "Ravenswood"
The news comes just 10 days after the conclusion of its freshman run.







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[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
"It's hard to be shocked in my line of work, but I'm continually amazed at how revealing the contestants on the show have been," says Springer.

[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.

[09/16/14 - 01:20 PM]
Equestrian Coverage on NBCSN Highlighted by Central Park Grand Prix Live Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7 PM ET
The event features some of the world's top show jumpers including U.S. Champion Kent Farrington and Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut in a $200,000 FEI world ranking class.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:37 PM]
Mark Feuerstein Joins "Nurse Jackie"
He will play Barry Wolfe, a high-powered, cutthroat lawyer who will represent Jackie as she pieces her life back together following her arrest last season.

[09/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
"Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak" to Simulcast On Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Thursday Sept. 18 at 10PM
The one-hour premiere special is a comprehensive look into the history, containment, and medical implications of this highly infectious disease.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 10:31 AM]
Famed Wire Walker Nik Wallenda to Attempt His Most Challenging Tightrope Walk Yet Over the Chicago Skyline Untethered
"Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" will air live around the world in over 220 countries beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, Sunday, November 2 on the Discovery Channel.

[09/16/14 - 10:18 AM]
Spike TV Travels the Infamous Silk Road to Develop New Drama, "Deep Web," From Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman's Flying Studio Pictures
The project is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything - from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

[09/16/14 - 10:13 AM]
CMT Heads Back to the Bayou This Fall with the Return of "Swamp Pawn" and "Swamp Hunters" Beginning Saturday, October 11 at 9 PM, ET/PT
A special crossover episode of the two series will premiere Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/16/14 - 09:53 AM]
Video: Tuesday's Are Getting a Little Happier When MTV's New Series "Happyland" Premieres on September 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The project is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers.