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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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[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[10/20/14 - 10:19 AM]
FX Networks to Unveil "Simpsons World" October 21
It will include instant and on-demand access to every single "Simpsons" episode - all 552 episodes (25 Seasons) - and each new episode from the current 26th season will be available for viewing the day after its original broadcast on FOX.

[10/20/14 - 10:01 AM]
Disney-ABC Announces ABC Owned Station Group as Launch Partner for Upcoming Syndicated Daytime Talker "The F-A-B" (Working Title) with Tyra Banks
Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley will co-host the series, due in the fall of 2015.

[10/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
In a Straight-to-Series Order, FOX Greenlights First Comedy-Horror Anthology, "Scream Queens"
The series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, is from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto.

[10/20/14 - 09:55 AM]
James Denton to Star in "The Good Witch" Alongside Catherine Bell and Bailee Madison in Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Primetime Series Based on the Network's Most Successful Original Movie Franchise
Denton will play Cassie's new next-door-neighbor, a divorced doctor and single dad who stirs things up in Middleton when he discovers Cassie's signature charm is more than just a magic touch.