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[02/21/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 21
Updates include: Matt Ryan tapped as "Constantine" at NBC; Ioan Gruffudd to live "Forever" for ABC; and Becki Newton joins "Weird Loners" over at FOX.

[02/21/14 - 05:32 PM]
Date and Time Change for Two Upcoming Hallmark Channel Original Movie April Premieres
Look for "Lucky in Love" (formerly "Nobody's Fool") on Saturday, April 5 and "A Lesson in Love" on Saturday, April 19.

[02/21/14 - 04:07 PM]
The Oylmpic Medal Count Continues on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" When U.S. Men's Skiing Gold Medalist Ted Ligety Visits the Broadcast, Tuesday, Feb. 25
A two-time world champion and four-time World Cup champion in the giant slalom, Ligety took the top spot on the medal podium Wednesday, February 19.

[02/21/14 - 03:47 PM]
"FOX Sports Live" Sets New Audience Mark; NASCAR's "Duel at Daytona" Is Most-Watched Since 2000
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, February 20.

[02/21/14 - 03:42 PM]
NBC Sports Group Sets Streaming Record as More Than 2.1 Million Unique Users Live Stream Team USA-Canada Men's Hockey Semifinal
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 20.

[02/21/14 - 03:35 PM]
The Biggest Loser Bootcamp Featuring Dolvett Quince Launches Online Feb. 24
The premium eight-week course is available exclusively through the Biggest Loser Club and will provide new daily workouts each day of the course.

[02/21/14 - 03:30 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Winter Games Deliver Another 20 Million Viewers for NBC
Plus: numbers for WE tv's "SWV Reunited," TLC's "Welcome to Myrtle Manor" and truTV's "Impractical Jokers."

[02/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
NBC Olympics to Air Three Documentaries This Weekend Culminating with "Nancy & Tonya" on Sunday at 7 PM ET on NBC
Also on tap are "Lokomotiv" and "Long Way Home: The Jessica Long Story" on Saturday, February 22.

[02/21/14 - 12:31 PM]
FOX Sports, Daytona International Speedway Sign Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Deal for Daytona Supercross
"The Daytona Supercross By Honda is the premier Supercross event in the country," said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III.

[02/21/14 - 12:05 PM]
USA Network Announces Winner of PSA Commercial Challenge
Lauren Bush, an 8th grader at St. John's Episcopal School in Dallas, TX, is the winner of the "Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge."

[02/21/14 - 11:04 AM]
Patrick Dempsey and the Hosts of BBC's "Top Gear" to Guest Star in Grand Prix-Themed Episode of Disney XD's "Phineas and Ferb" on Platypus Day, Saturday, March 1
Following the episode will be a "Phineas and Ferb" marathon showcasing Agent P and his O.W.C.A. counterparts (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., ET/PT).

[02/21/14 - 10:40 AM]
"Switched at Birth" Star Vanessa Marano and "The Fosters" Guest Star Marla Sokoloff to Live Tweet with Fans During the East Coast Broadcasts of the ABC Family Series on Monday, February 24
They'll be up on @ABCFsab and @marlasok during their respective telecasts.

[02/21/14 - 10:02 AM]
Pink to Appear on Oscars(R)
Pink has won three Grammy Awards and six MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Collaboration for the single "Just Give Me A Reason" from her 2012 album "The Truth About Love."

[02/21/14 - 09:52 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows to its Best Numbers of the Week on Thursday
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, February 20.

[02/21/14 - 09:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Winter Games Keep Win Streak Going
Plus: ABC's "The Taste" equals its week-ago numbers against said competition.

[02/21/14 - 08:34 AM]
A&E's Hit Docuseries "Beyond Scared Straight" Returns for Season 6 on Friday, February 28 at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows at-risk teens who have been in trouble for everything from fighting, theft, drugs to promiscuity, gambling and gang affiliations.

[02/21/14 - 08:24 AM]
ABC's Season Finale of "The Taste" Is Up 7% in Viewers Against the Final Thursday of the Olympics
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 20.

[02/21/14 - 08:00 AM]
Vicente Arenas Is Named a CBS News Correspondent
Arenas joins CBS News from KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston, Texas, where he served as the weekend news anchor and weekday reporter since 2003.

[02/21/14 - 07:40 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Multi-Week Highs to Rank #1 in Late-Night
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 10-14.

[02/21/14 - 07:12 AM]
Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" Is Up on Thursday Night vs. Wednesday, Matching Best Rating Since Monday in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, February 20.

[02/21/14 - 06:45 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Lexus Bring Global Event "Live from Space" Down to Earth with Innovative Second Screen Experience and Social Campaign
The digital program will include an innovative second screen experience, a robust website and a campaign using Instagram that will earn some lucky users the chance to have a question answered by the astronauts during the live broadcast.

[02/21/14 - 05:14 AM]
Jolene Purdy Joins New USA Network Comedy Series "Benched"
She joins previously announced Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings"), Jay Harrington ("Better off Ted") and Oscar Nunez ("The Office").

[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.







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