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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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[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
Hide the Donuts! FXX Is Bringing Homer Simpson's Dome to Comic-Con
Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
HGTV Still Tops on Sundays - "Flipping the Block" One of HGTV's "Best Series Premieres Ever"
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Velocity's Hit Car Restoration Series "FantomWorks" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 27 at 9 and 10 PM ET/PT
Dan Short and his team kick-off Velocity's week-long summer programming event "Dream Car Week" with all-new back-to-back episodes from season two.

[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
Virtual Reality Meets Middle Earth - And The Muppets (!) at Warner Bros.' Star-Packed Booth for Comic-Con 2014
Plus: from Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.

[07/22/14 - 12:04 PM]
Spike TV's "Comic-Con All Access" to Be Programmed and Controlled by Fans Via Social Media
Additionally, Spike will celebrate the industries "Game Changer of the Year," as voted by the fans.

[07/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:20 AM]
TNT Wins Fourth Week in a Row, with "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Last Ship" Leading the Pack
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:16 AM]
Hilarious Roastmaster Jeff Ross Mentors Comics to Roast Famed Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Thursday, July 24
The result is a no-holds barred, hilarious night of comedy at the Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, where the comics roast not only Gottfried, but also each other.

[07/22/14 - 11:13 AM]
Premiere of New American Heroes Channel Series "Gunslingers" Breaks Network Record for P2+ and HH Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 11:12 AM]
HBO Confirms Sept. 20 Debut for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z"
Featuring the superstars in their first collaborative tour - and their first HBO concert event - the special will tape September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris.

[07/22/14 - 10:32 AM]
PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014 Kicks Off September 26
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011.

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
Look for a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 28 followed by season four on Sunday, March 29.

[07/22/14 - 10:30 AM]
PBS Announces New Series: "The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman"
The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS "Think Wednesday" lineup of science and nature programming.

[07/22/14 - 10:29 AM]
New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs
The two-hour special premiers on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Walt Disney" to Premiere Fall 2015
The film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked with him.