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[02/24/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."

[02/24/14 - 05:18 PM]
Boxing Star and 10-Time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather to Face Hard-Hitting Knockout Artist Marcos "El Chino" Maidana on Saturday, May 3, Live on Showtime PPV(R)
Mayweather vs. Maidana, a 12-round world championship unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana's respective 147-pound titles, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.

[02/24/14 - 04:15 PM]
"Star-Crossed" Encores to Replace Repeats of "The Originals" on Fridays
The newcomer regularly airs Mondays at 8:00/7:00c on The CW.

[02/24/14 - 02:57 PM]
VH1 and VH1 Classic to Honor the Legacy of Celebrated Comedy Director Harold Ramis
Beginning at 7:00/6:00c on Saturday March 1, VH1 will air special presentations of Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2 and Animal House.

[02/24/14 - 02:23 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBC, Winter Games Top Viewers for 16th Night in a Row
Plus: numbers for TNT's "APB with Troy Dunn," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" and Discovery's "Bering Sea Gold."

[02/24/14 - 02:19 PM]
Maureen FitzPatrick Named Executive Producer of "Hot Bench"
FitzPatrick will transition into the new role from her current job as Executive Vice President of Programming and Development at CBS Television Distribution.

[02/24/14 - 02:10 PM]
Kevin Spacey to Headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars(R)" - Plus the Debut of New Comedy Videos March 2 on ABC
This year's "JKL: After The Oscars" special includes appearances by Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz, Ben Kingsley, Mandy Patinkin and more!

[02/24/14 - 01:58 PM]
Longest Weather Delay in Daytona 500 History Can't Dampen FOX Sports & FOX Sports 1's Speedweeks Coverage
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, February 23.

[02/24/14 - 12:59 PM]
Season-to-Date, CBS Is #1 in Adults 18-49 Live Plus 7-Day DVR Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of February 3-9.

[02/24/14 - 12:05 PM]
Nickelodeon Pays Homage to Alice in Wonderland with Brand-New Dora the Explorer Primetime Special, "Dora in Wonderland," Premiering Monday, March 10, at 7PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
In the hour-long special, when Abuela's kitties run through a magic mirror, Dora, Boots and all their friends travel through the magical, mixed-up world of Wonderland to catch up to them.

[02/24/14 - 11:37 AM]
ESPN Schedule for 2014 FIFA World Cup
ESPN will televise 43 World Cup matches, while ESPN2 will air 11.

[02/24/14 - 11:35 AM]
Series Finale of "A.N.T. Farm" Airs Friday, March 21 on Disney Channel
Roshon Fegan guest stars on the installment, entitled "the new york experiANTs."

[02/24/14 - 11:32 AM]
NBC Wraps Up Sochi Olympics Coverage with Broadcast Primetime's #1 and #2 Shows on Sunday
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 23.

[02/24/14 - 11:11 AM]
ESPN's 25th MLB Season: Early Monday Night Baseball & Wednesday Night Baseball Game Selections
Monday Night Baseball's season will begin on Opening Day - Monday, March 31 - when the Colorado Rockies and Troy Tulowitzki visit the Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

[02/24/14 - 11:07 AM]
Production Begins on truTV New Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro
The network has ordered 12 episodes of the series, formerly known as "Undercover Magic," due to premiere in summer 2014.

[02/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
CMT's "Can't Stop Laughing Week" Begins Sunday, March 23
Highlights include the "Party Down South Reunion Special" on Thursday, March 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
Solid Sampling for NBC's "Growing Up Fisher" Preview
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 23.

[02/24/14 - 10:41 AM]
ESPN Films Announces Next "30 for 30" Documentary: "Requiem For The Big East"
The film explores the meteoric ascension of the Big East Conference and how in less than a decade it became the most successful college sports league in America.

[02/24/14 - 10:41 AM]
Video: New Look at AMC's "Turn"
The series, starring Jamie Bell, debuts with a 90-minute premiere on Sunday, April 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/24/14 - 10:36 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Penny Dreadful" at SXSW
Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway and Juan Antonio Bayona will be in attendance for an extended audience Q&A following the screening.

[02/24/14 - 10:35 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: "Modern Family" Emerges as Wednesday's #1 Show
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of February 3-9.

[02/24/14 - 10:14 AM]
Ovation to Launch New Daily Arts-Centric Morning Canvas Programming Block with Over 75 Hours of New Programming Beginning February 24
The Morning Canvas programming block is hosted by Nikki Boyer and airs Monday-Friday from 7-9am ET.

[02/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
"Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert," a Searing Look at One Mother's Struggle That Reflects the New American Reality for Women on the Brink of Poverty, Debuts March 17, Exclusively on HBO
The film will also be available free online on HBO.com, ShriverReport.org and YouTube, March 17-24.

[02/24/14 - 09:31 AM]
ABC.com Launches "Bar-cabulary" Video Series as the Ultimate Guide to "Mixology"
The shorts feature cast acting out examples of hilarious bar situations that we can all relate to.

[02/24/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Diggers: Steve Jobs Time Capsule" Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel
Buried in 1983 during the now-defunct International Design Conference in Aspen, the tube was intended to be unearthed in 2000, but due to changes in the landscape, its exact location was unknown - until now.

[02/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
John Simm and Mira Sorvino Start Filming BBC America's "Intruders" as James Frain, Tory Kittles and Millie Brown Join Cast
The eight-episode series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.

[02/24/14 - 09:04 AM]
Hollywood Legend Ann-Margret Joins the Second Season of the Hit Showtime(R) Drama "Ray Donovan"
She'll play a major star back in her day who has a past with Ray's boss Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould).

[02/24/14 - 08:53 AM]
DIY Network's "The Vanilla Ice Project" Returns for a Fourth Season on March 8
The latest 13-episode arc showcases Vanilla Ice as he renovates an outdated mansion on high-dollar lakefront property.

[02/24/14 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Closing Ceremony Helps NBC Hold Off NASCAR on FOX
The latter's rain delayed coverage of the Daytona 500 can't catch the Peacock's final night of the Winter Games.

[02/24/14 - 08:31 AM]
A&E Presents the Special Live Event "Bates Motel: After Hours"
Series stars and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will share their insights into the first episode and answer fan questions about the upcoming season.

[02/24/14 - 07:31 AM]
Bart Scott Named Analyst for "The NFL Today"
Scott will join James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and recently named Tony Gonzalez.

[02/24/14 - 07:01 AM]
IFC Fairgrounds to Debut at 2014 SXSW
Look for "Portlandia: Behind the Scenes with the Creators" on Tuesday, March 11 at 3:30pm at the Austin Convention Center.

[02/24/14 - 06:54 AM]
ION Television Enters Into Original Co-Production Deal on TV Drama Series "The Listener"
The agreement makes ION the exclusive original U.S. television network for current and future seasons of the series.

[02/24/14 - 06:01 AM]
The All New Celebrity Cast of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Will Be Revealed Live, Tuesday, March 4 Exclusively on "Good Morning America"
Plus: Erin Andrews joins "Dancing with the Stars" as host alongside Emmy-Award Winner(R) Tom Bergeron for its 18th season premiering Monday, March 17.

[02/24/14 - 05:52 AM]
Tamron Hall Named Co-Host of the Third Hour of "Today"
She'll join fellow hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist.

[02/24/14 - 05:31 AM]
Stars Come Out to Celebrate on Oscar(R) Sunday
The Alphabet recaps the presenters for this year's event.

[02/24/14 - 03:00 AM]
ReelzChannel Announces "Treasure King" to Premiere Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10pm ET/7pm PT
The series was originally slated to bow on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/23/14 - 02:35 PM]
Team USA-Finland Olympic Men's Hockey Bronze Medal Game Leads NBCSN to 15th Consecutive Day with Viewership Edge Over London Games
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 22.

[02/23/14 - 10:01 AM]
Comcast and Netflix Team Up to Provide Customers Excellent User Experience
Netflix receives no preferential network treatment under the multi-year agreement, terms of which are not being disclosed.

[02/23/14 - 09:54 AM]
Solid Sampling for Saturday's Preview of "About a Boy"
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, February 22.

[02/23/14 - 09:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays in Front with Penultimate Night of Winters Games
The Peacock's primetime coverage delivers more than 13 million viewers as the competition portion concludes.

[02/22/14 - 07:15 PM]
New Event Miniseries "Heroes Reborn" Comes to NBC in 2015
NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a new stand-alone story arc entitled "Heroes Reborn," with all details of storylines and characters being kept under wraps.

[02/22/14 - 02:35 PM]
Team USA-Canada Olympic Men's Hockey Semifinal Highest-Rated Hockey Game Ever on NBCSN & Leads Network to Record Weekday Daytime Viewership
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 21.

[02/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Generates Big Sampling in Its Post-Olympic Debut Week, Delivering "Tonight's" Most-Watched Week in 20 Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 17-21.

[02/22/14 - 09:03 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Winter Games Hold Off Competition for NBC
The Peacock's primetime coverage still holds off the combined efforts of its broadcast rivals.

[02/22/14 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Is Friday's Non-Sports Leader with "Shark Tank" as the #1 Series and "20/20" Posting Big Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 21.

[02/22/14 - 08:02 AM]
Friday's "Tonight Show" Hits Top Results Since Monday In Metered-Market Households, Up 15% Versus Thursday
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Friday, February 21.

[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.







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[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
Spectrum Originals Anthology Series "Manhunt: Deadly Games" Produced by Lionsgate Television to Debut February 3
All 10 episodes of the one-hour anthology series from Lionsgate Television will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum's On Demand platform.

[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
Lifetime Orders Investigative Doc "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" for 2020 Programming Slate
Other highlights include: five new movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry series for the 2020 TV season.

[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
History(R) Announces "Black Patriots" from Executive Producer and NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honoring African American Heroes Who Fought on the Frontlines of the Revolutionary War for United States Independence
The one-hour documentary premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Groundbreaking Documentary "Auschwitz Untold" Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
The documentary depicts the chilling story of the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors.

[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Epic Three-Night Miniseries Event "Washington" Presidents' Day Weekend Beginning Sunday, February 16 at 8PM ET/PT
The project is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
National Geographic Builds on Power of Its Diverse Slate with Season Pickups of Franchise Series "Brain Games," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" and "Life Below Zero"
Also on tap: an all-new eight-part spin-off series, "Life Below Zero: Next Generation," which is slated to premiere on National Geographic in 2021.

[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
National Geographic Unveils the Field Ready Program
National Geographic today unveiled the Field Ready Program to promote diversity and inclusion, providing a clear path for a new generation of people interested in working behind the camera in global television production.

[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Rings in the New Decade and Its 10th Anniversary by Announcing Robust Slate of New Series and Specials
Celebrating its 10th year on the air, the fastest-growing network for animal lovers of all ages celebrates its wild achievements throughout the past decade by announcing its robust 2020 programming slate.

[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Two World Premiere Specials: "Born Wild: Earth Day Live" and "Jane Goodall: The Hope"
At National Geographic, the Earth Day celebration will harness the company's full portfolio to make an impactful difference for the planet.

[01/17/20 - 08:37 PM]
National Geographic's "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" Presents a Triumphant Voyage Through Humanity's Past and Present and Maps a Hopeful Vision of Our Future
40 years after it was introduced to a global audience, this epic voyage reaches new heights of adventure with the highly anticipated third season.

[01/17/20 - 08:35 PM]
National Geographic Premieres Third Season of Emmy-Winning Global Anthology Series "Genius: Aretha" as Four-Night Event Beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, at 9/8c
This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Aretha Franklin.

[01/17/20 - 01:45 PM]
Apple TV+ Announces New Docuseries "Dear... " from Emmy and Peabody Award Winner R.J. Cutler
The 10-episode series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more.

[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
Freeform Announces March 18 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated Series "Motherland: Fort Salem"
The series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country.

[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
Freeform Is Feeling the Love with "Love However the FF You Want," Beginning Feb. 8
Anchoring this new campaign is Freeform's first Valentine's Day original film, "The Thing About Harry," which premieres Saturday, February 15.