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[02/20/14 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 20
Updates include: Elisha Cuthbert tapped as lead in NBC's "One Big Happy"; Morena Baccarin to star in ABC's "Warriors"; Krysten Ritter boards "Mission Control" at NBC.

[02/20/14 - 09:01 PM]
"American Idol XIII" Top 13 Finalists Revealed
Next Wednesday, February 26 on FOX, the competition continues when the Top 13 finalists perform songs that convey the message, "This is Me."

[02/20/14 - 04:42 PM]
Oxygen Media Earns Best Wednesday as "Best Ink" Delivers Season High with F18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 19.

[02/20/14 - 03:55 PM]
Renowned Communications Expert Dr. Frank Luntz Becomes Exclusive FOX Sports 1 Analyst
Dr. Luntz's contributions to FOX Sports 1, primarily during "FOX Sports Live," the channel's nightly program providing news, highlights and commentary, are essentially two-fold.

[02/20/14 - 03:24 PM]
Video: Meet Hera, the Pilot from "Star Wars Rebels"
The Twi'lek is an ace pilot, able fighter, and is revealed to fans in this behind-the-scenes video featuring creator interviews, character sketches, and animation previews.

[02/20/14 - 03:03 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Minds," "Idol" Can't Catch Winter Games
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Opposite Worlds," Investigation Discovery's "My Dirty Little Secret" and Comedy Central's "Broad City."

[02/20/14 - 02:58 PM]
Nat Geo WILD and SeaWorld Present a One-Hour Special on the Bold Journey to Build Florida's Very Own Penguin Paradise
"Building Penguin Paradise" premieres Sunday, March 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[02/20/14 - 02:30 PM]
Thursday's Women's Gold Medal Ice Hockey Is Most-Streamed Game in NBC Sports Digital History, Excluding Super Bowl XLVI
NBC spins the digital numbers for Thursday, February 20.

[02/20/14 - 12:48 PM]
TLC Picks Up "Breaking Amish" Spin-Off Series
The network has ordered six hour-long episodes of "Return to Amish," which is slated to premiere in June 2014.

[02/20/14 - 12:26 PM]
NBC Primetime Viewership & Household Rating Highest for Second Wednesday of Winter Games in 12 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 19.

[02/20/14 - 12:15 PM]
Stevie Wonder, Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington Confirmed for 45th NAACP Image Awards
Plus: Michael B. Jordan, Terrence Howard, Alfre Woodard, David Oyelowo, Chandra Wilson, Shemar Moore and Regina King have also been confirmed to attend.

[02/20/14 - 12:13 PM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Judd Apatow as Recipient of the 2014 PaleyFest Icon Award
Apatow will receive the award at a celebration on Monday, March 10 at the Center's Beverly Hills location, which will serve as the kickoff event for PaleyFest.

[02/20/14 - 11:43 AM]
E! Reveals the Hottest Trends in Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle in New Weekly Series "The Fabulist," Premiering Monday, March 17 at 8:30 PM ET/PT
Kristin Cavallari and Orly Shani host the series, which will bring together an exciting panel of tastemakers whose fingers are planted firmly on the pulse of worldwide beauty, fashion and lifestyle trends.

[02/20/14 - 11:32 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Hosted by Cedric "The Entertainer" Presents Movie Week Airing February 24-28, 2014
Throughout the week, movie trivia buffs will be quizzed on everything from early classic films to today's hit blockbusters.

[02/20/14 - 11:11 AM]
New FCS Kickoff Opens 2014 College Football Season on ESPN August 23
ESPN will open the 2014 college football season with Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington in the new FCS Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET.

[02/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is Cable TV's #1 Telecast at 8PM for Its 91st Original Telecast in Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 18.

[02/20/14 - 10:43 AM]
NASCAR & UFC Boost FOX Sports 1 to New Total Day Record
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, February 15.

[02/20/14 - 10:24 AM]
FOX Bumps Return of "Kitchen Nightmares" from Friday, February 28
A repeat of "Bones" will instead fill the 8:00/7:00c hour on said night.

[02/20/14 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Options Script for Richard D. "Skip" Bronson's Best-Selling Book "The War at the Shore"
The book chronicles the high-stakes battle between Donald Trump and Steve Wynn over the future of one of America's most popular vacation and gambling meccas, Atlantic City.

[02/20/14 - 09:59 AM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Another Night, Another Olympics Victory
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset Reunion," HGTV's "Property Virgins" and Lifetime's "Kim of Queens."

[02/20/14 - 09:27 AM]
Experience Double the Trouble and Twice the Fun as "Sister, Sister" Comes to the Hub Network, March 3
In celebration of this acquisition, viewers can tune in to the Hub Network's special "Tia & Tamera-Thon" featuring 10 fun-filled episodes on Friday, March 7.

[02/20/14 - 09:15 AM]
Nina Tassler Promoted to Chairman, CBS Entertainment
The announcement was made today by CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves, to whom Tassler continues to report.

[02/20/14 - 09:01 AM]
Christoph Waltz Returns to Present at the Oscars(R)
Last year, Waltz won his second Oscar for his supporting performance in "Django Unchained."

[02/20/14 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Still No Match for NBC, Olympics
Plus: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" returns to CBS on par with its pre-Olympics numbers.

[02/20/14 - 08:14 AM]
"John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown," His Fifth HBO Solo Special, Debuts March 22 on HBO
Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show, the special leads the audience on a hilarious and touching roller-coaster ride through the highs and lows of Leguizamo's personal and professional life.

[02/20/14 - 08:01 AM]
Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse Star in "Idiotsitter" - Series Premiere on Comedy Central's(R) CC:Studios on Wednesday, February 26
The six-episode season also features Stephen Root, Elizabeth De Razzo and T.J. Miller.

[02/20/14 - 07:32 AM]
Viacom Music and Logo Group Launch CMT Artists App Exclusively for iPhone
CMT Artists is the expanded mobile companion to Artists.CMT.com that powers CMT/MTV/VH1's 100 million homes on-air.

[02/20/14 - 07:11 AM]
NBC Sports Group Welcomes USA Today's Nate Ryan as NASCAR Contributing Reporter
Ryan is set to join "NASCAR America" host Rick Allen, fellow reporters Kelli Stavast, Marty Snider and a rotating panel of guest analysts when the show premieres on Monday, February 24.

[02/20/14 - 07:02 AM]
Jimmy Delivers Another Night of Strong "Tonight" Sampling: Its Top Wednesday in Six Years in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, February 19.

[02/20/14 - 07:00 AM]
"ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" Tuesday, May 20 on CBS
The special will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

[02/20/14 - 06:51 AM]
ESPN to Expand TV and Digital Coverage of NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
ESPN will televise the semifinals and championship finals while ESPNU will air the preliminary sessions and medal round.

[02/20/14 - 06:02 AM]
Drew Waters and Erin Bethea Star in "The Redemption of Henry Myers" a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere March 23
Jaden Roberts, Ezra Proch, Beau Smith and Rio Alexander also star in this prairie love story from executive producer Rick Santorum.

[02/19/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 19
Updates include: Debra Messing to lead "The Mysteries of Laura" at NBC; Terrence Howard to run FOX's "Empire"; and Paget Brewster boards ABC's "Saint Francis."

[02/19/14 - 04:26 PM]
Bravo Media Orders First Scripted Series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo and Beau Garrett star in the series, which has been picked up for 13 episodes.

[02/19/14 - 03:48 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Olympic Winter Games Power NBC to Top Spot
Plus: numbers for Cartoon Network's "Hall of Game Awards," Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" and VH1's "Basketball Wives: LA."

[02/19/14 - 03:23 PM]
Video: Meet Sabine, the No-Nonsense Heroine from "Star Wars Rebels"
Sabine is unlike any Star Wars character - especially in her love for blowing things up and tagging her work with graffiti.

[02/19/14 - 03:14 PM]
USA-Czech Republic Men's Hockey Quarterfinal Most-Streamed Olympic Event & 2nd-Most Streamed Sports Event in NBC Sports Live Extra History
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 18.

[02/19/14 - 02:25 PM]
England's FA Cup Soccer Powers FOX Sports 2 to Viewership Record
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, February 16.

[02/19/14 - 12:41 PM]
Disney Channel Is TV's #1 Total Day Network for the 140th-Straight Week in Kids 6-11 and Tweens
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of February 10-16.

[02/19/14 - 12:29 PM]
TNT Tops the Ratings Charts Last Week, with Across-the-Board Rankings as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of February 10-16.

[02/19/14 - 12:24 PM]
Golf Channel Begins Celebration of Golf's Olympic Return at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday, February 24
The Rio Opening Ceremony will be Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, 893 days from Golf Channel's celebration on Monday.

[02/19/14 - 12:21 PM]
Starz Signs Acclaimed Filmmaker David Michod to Direct New Original Drama Series "Flesh and Bone"
The upcoming series follows a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.

[02/19/14 - 11:36 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 2 for Week in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 10-16.

[02/19/14 - 11:22 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Walking Dead" Trumps Winter Games in Demos
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot," National Geographic Channel's "Wicked Tuna" and TLC's "90 Day Fiance."

[02/19/14 - 11:17 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Olympic Winter Games Continue Their Reign
Plus: numbers for TNT's "State Farm All-Star Saturday Night," Lifetime's "The Good Mistress" and Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures."

[02/19/14 - 11:13 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Highly Anticipated New Original Series from the Creative Force Behind "Touched by an Angel" Martha Williamson, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," Will Have Its World Premiere Sunday, April 20th
Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson star in the series, which also features appearances by Valerie Harper and Dick Van Dyke.

[02/19/14 - 11:10 AM]
Bravo Media's Titans of New York Real Estate and First Ladies of Medicine Return for New Seasons This April
"Million Dollar Listing New York" returns Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00/8:00c while "Married to Medicine" is back on Sunday, April 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/19/14 - 11:03 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Scores Its 2nd-Best Week in Households in Seven Years
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of February 3-7.

[02/19/14 - 11:00 AM]
More Medical Emergencies Put Staff to the Test in All-New Season of "Sydney ER"
The series premieres Friday, March 7 at 9:00/8:00c on Discovery Fit & Health.

[02/19/14 - 10:56 AM]
Nickelodeon Introduces New Products in Activity Category at New York Toy Fair
Available this fall, the lineup includes an assortment of dough makers and shakers, magnetic playsets and Nickelodeon's popular GAK.







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[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.

[07/28/15 - 01:43 PM]
Animal Planet Promotes Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner
Both have played crucial roles in establishing Animal Planet as a top-20 ad-supported network for men and the entertainment destination for viewers seeking a deeper connection to the wild world.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO NOW Available Today to Verizon Broadband Customers
HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.

[07/28/15 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Agreement with Westminster Kennel Club to Bring Annual Dog Show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD
Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night's Best In Show announcement.

[07/28/15 - 10:55 AM]
The Lines Are Drawn in Netflix's New "Narcos" Character Posters
All 10 episodes of "Narcos" will premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[07/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
"Income Property" Starring Scott McGillivray Premieres on DIY Network in August
"American Rehab: Charleston" and "Attic Gold" are also on tap beginning next month.

[07/28/15 - 10:33 AM]
TV Land Picks Up "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash for Fifth and Final Season
The sitcom is the network's highest-rated original series among African Americans 25-54 and African American Women 25-54.

[07/28/15 - 10:10 AM]
VH1's New Original Series "She's Got Game" Featuring Grammy Nominated Rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Premieres Monday August 10th at 9 PM ET/PT
The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 09:42 AM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide to Feature Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Season Nine and Exclusive Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
The event will feature "The Doctor's Meditation" - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton, in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

[07/28/15 - 09:29 AM]
The First Day of the Rest of Their Entrepreneurial Lives Begins Now on the Series Premiere of "Startup U," Airing Tuesday, August 11th, at 10:01PM ET/PT
It's a whole new game when ten savvy, creative and ambitious young adults get down to business and experience seven weeks of hard truths, tough lessons and plenty of drama on the series.

[07/28/15 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Family's Procedural Series "Stitchers" Brings on Damon Dayoub as Series Regular
He'll play Detective Quincy Fisher, an LAPD detective who is brought into the Stitchers program to assist with back-up and support for the team.