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[03/03/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 3
Updates include: Rob Brown to find "Salvation" for NBC; Bryan Singer signs on to helm "Battle Creek" at CBS; and Stacey McGunnigle tapped as lead on NBC's "Ellen More or Less."

[03/03/14 - 06:00 PM]
Gordon Ramsay Returns with Season 12 of "Hell's Kitchen" and "American Idol XIII" Moves to 9:00 PM Thursday, March 13, on FOX
Plus: "Rake" moves to Fridays at 8:00/7:00c beginning March 14.

[03/03/14 - 05:26 PM]
The Walt Disney Company and DISH Network Sign Groundbreaking Long-Term, Wide-Ranging Agreement
The agreement grants DISH rights to stream cleared linear and video-on-demand content from the ABC-owned broadcast stations, ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2, as part of an Internet delivered, IP-based multichannel offering.

[03/03/14 - 02:44 PM]
Saturday, March 8 Is Going to Be "Amazing!" CBS to Rebroadcast the First Two Episodes of This Season's "The Amazing Race"
The episodes were originally broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 23 (premiere) and Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 02:40 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Pull Back in Front in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Game of Stones," Spike TV's "Bellator MMA Live" and A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight."

[03/03/14 - 02:18 PM]
Stellar Award-Winning, Vocal Powerhouse Kierra Sheard Is New Judge of "Sunday Best" Season 7
The well-established gospel show welcomes back music legend Kirk Franklin as host and boasts the return of judges Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams as well as contestant mentor Kim Burrell, who will also judge the auditions.

[03/03/14 - 02:15 PM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Names Jordan Klepper the Newest Correspondent of the Best F---ing News Team Ever!
Klepper's first appearance on the show, reporting "live" from Ukraine, is scheduled to air tonight, March 3 at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/03/14 - 02:06 PM]
Penguins-Blackhawks NHL Stadium Series Matchup Is Most-Watched NHL Regular-Season Game on Record, Excluding Winter Classics
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, March 1.

[03/03/14 - 01:35 PM]
Time-Shifted Viewing Lifts TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" to 5.4 Million Viewers in Live + 3
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25.

[03/03/14 - 12:54 PM]
CBS's Hit Summer Series "Under the Dome" Begins Production on Season Two Today in Wilmington, N.C.
As previously announced, the second season premieres Monday, June 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/03/14 - 12:06 PM]
Season Two of "The Americans" Off to a Very Good Start
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 26.

[03/03/14 - 11:57 AM]
All-New Season of Emmy Award-Winning Series "Super Soul Sunday" Premieres Sunday, March 23 at 11 A.M. ET/PT on OWN
Immediately following is the premiere of the 10-part series, "Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth."

[03/03/14 - 11:47 AM]
Food Network Ups the Ante in New Series "Kitchen Casino" Hosted by Bill Rancic
Each episode features a panel of rotating judges including Michael Chernow, Madison Cowan, Danyelle Freedman, Gavin Kaysen, Aliya Leekong and Kristin Sollenne.

[03/03/14 - 11:40 AM]
Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Whoopi Goldberg Stars in the Lifetime Original Movie "A Day Late and a Dollar Short"
Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, the film "is the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs."

[03/03/14 - 11:28 AM]
VH1 to Follow Gerardo Mejia, A.K.A. "Rico Suave" and Family for New Comedic Docu-Series "Suave Says" (Working Title)
The series, from Blank Paige Productions, has been greenlit for 10 half hour episodes and will premiere later this year.

[03/03/14 - 11:12 AM]
MLB on FOX Ushers in New Era - Buck, Reynolds & Verducci Tabbed as Lead Game Broadcast Team
This season, MLB on FOX welcomes in a new era as the national Saturday home of the nation's pastime with exciting new voices, a Los Angeles-based pregame show and a new nightly highlights program on FOX Sports 1.

[03/03/14 - 11:04 AM]
USA Gymnastics, NBC Sports Group & Universal Sports Network Extend Partnership Through 2016
NBC Sports Group will continue to cover USA Gymnastics' two annual premier events, the AT&T American Cup and P&G Championships.

[03/03/14 - 10:41 AM]
ABC's "The Oscars" Is Up for the 3rd Year to a 10-Year High and "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" Surges to Its Best-Ever Numbers
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 09:38 AM]
Premier League Enjoys Its Most-Watched Month in U.S. History in February on Networks of NBCUniversal
The 17 Premier League matches on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network averaged 609,000 viewers.

[03/03/14 - 09:37 AM]
Don't Touch That Remote! Bravo's TV Obsessed, Voyeuristic Series "The People's Couch" Returns on Monday, March 10 at 11:30PM ET/PT
This half-hour comedic documentary series turns the cameras around as everyday people at home watch and comment on the buzziest shows from the past week.

[03/03/14 - 09:12 AM]
A&E Network Begins Production on New Original Series "Big Smo" (Working Title)
The series will follow larger-than-life country 'hick-hop' artist, Big Smo, as he takes his unique style of music to new heights with the support of lifelong friends, loyal fans and most importantly, his beloved family.

[03/03/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Sports Group Adds Live Coverage of Atlantic 10 Men's Championship First Round Games
NBCSN will present first-round Games 2 and 3, and select NBC Sports Regional Networks will televise coverage of Games 1 and 4.

[03/03/14 - 08:39 AM]
Versus Oscar Sunday Last Year, NBC Is Up 25% in Adults 18-49 and 34% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Preliminaries Have Over 40 Million Viewers Tuning Into Oscars
Said broadcast however is even with a year ago among adults 18-49.

[03/03/14 - 07:11 AM]
The 2014 Academy Awards Telecast Is Up 7% from Last Year in the Overnight Metered Markets and Tracking as the Highest Rating Since 2005
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 07:03 AM]
MTV and Post Hill Press Announce Scheduled Release of Tell-All Memoir "Pride Over Pity" by Kailyn Lowry of "Teen Mom 2"
"Teen Mom 2," currently on-air and in its fifth season, airs Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c on MTV.

[03/03/14 - 06:52 AM]
Michelle Beadle Returns to ESPN Today as Host of "SportsNation"
Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley will continue to offer their opinions and different viewpoints on the weekday afternoon show based in Los Angeles.

[03/02/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Weekend of March 1-2
Updates include: Rich Sommer set for "Good Session" at CBS; Billy Brown, Katie Findlay added to ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder"; and Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell board CBS's "Red Zone."

[03/02/14 - 01:30 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, ABC Split Demos; CBS Tops Viewers
The Peacock offered up NHL coverage while the Alphabet served up the feature "The Social Network."

[03/02/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Both Metered-Market Households and 18-49 Rating in the Local People Meters
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, March 1.

[03/02/14 - 07:38 AM]
"NHL Stadium Series" Between Penguins & Blackhawks Scores Best Overnight Rating Ever on NBC for Non-Winter Classic Regular-Season Game
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, March 1.

[03/01/14 - 06:11 PM]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to Guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
On Monday evening, Jimmy Kimmel will welcome Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

[03/01/14 - 11:38 AM]
Week 2 of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and Week 1 of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" Generate Strong Viewership
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 24-28.

[03/01/14 - 09:03 AM]
"Hannibal" Tops Last Season's Finale by 0.3 of a Point, Beats or Matches Last Nine Telecasts from Last Season
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 28.

[03/01/14 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates Friday/"Shark Tank" Marks 2nd-Most-Watched-Ever Telecast and "20/20" Earns 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 28.

[03/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Reclaims Top Demo Spot with "Shark Tank"
Both "Shark Tank" and "20/20" post 20% or more gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[03/01/14 - 07:46 AM]
"Tonight" Grows Night to Night; "Late Night" Matches Its Top Rating Since Monday
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Friday, February 28.

[02/28/14 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 28
Updates include: Dylan McDermott to lead Kevin Williamson's drama pilot at CBS; Max Brown to topline FOX's "Hieroglyph"; and Dean Winters among the latest bound for CBS's "Battle Creek."

[02/28/14 - 04:45 PM]
VH1 Cancels "Single Ladies," "Stevie TV"
The former's de facto swan song is set for Monday, March 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/28/14 - 03:50 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Claims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Mob Wives: The Reunion," WE tv's "Mary Mary" and History's "Vikings."

[02/28/14 - 03:15 PM]
Comedy Central Live Reschedules "Broad City Live" Tour to November Due to "Broad City's" Second Season Renewal
Originally scheduled to kick off next month, the "Broad City Live" tour, produced by AEG Live, will now commence on November 4 in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair and travel nationally to 18 cities.

[02/28/14 - 12:30 PM]
WE tv's "Mary Mary" Season Three Premiere Delivers Nearly One Million Total Viewers, Up +62% Over the Season Two Debut
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, February 27.

[02/28/14 - 12:05 PM]
History's "Vikings" Strikes Back in Season Two Premiere with 3.6 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Thursday, February 27.

[02/28/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" Makes Huge Presence at SXSW
The "Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers" convergence panel is set for Saturday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Ballroom 18ABCD of the Austin Convention Center.

[02/28/14 - 11:41 AM]
Marlee Matlin of "Switched at Birth" and Jake T. Austin from "The Fosters" to Tweet Live with Fans During the East Coast Broadcasts of the ABC Family Series on Monday, March 3
They'll be up on @MarleeMatlin and @JakeTAustin during said telecasts.

[02/28/14 - 10:39 AM]
Wingsuit Jumper Joby Ogwyn Soars High Above Californian Desert in Preparation for Mt. Everest Summit Jump
In May, Discovery will broadcast the epic live event, titled "Everest Jump Live," in 224 countries and territories.

[02/28/14 - 10:35 AM]
GSN Honors Legendary Game Show Host Jim Lange with Marathon Tribute of Lange's Most Memorable Episodes, Airing Wednesday March 5th, from 8 AM - 12 Noon ET
Jim Lange passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81.

[02/28/14 - 10:07 AM]
USA Network to Premiere "Playing House" on Tuesday, April 29 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)
The series, starring and executive produced by Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, is a single-camera buddy comedy about what happens when two best friends come back together just when they need each other the most.

[02/28/14 - 10:04 AM]
"The Flash" First Image Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for The CW from Warner Bros. Television, Based Upon Characters Published by DC Comics
The costume for "The Flash" was designed by three-time Oscar(R) winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for "Arrow."

[02/28/14 - 10:02 AM]
CBS Is Bound for SXSW with Meet-And-Greets, Activities and Giveaways
"Friends with Better Lives," "Under the Dome" and "Extant" are among the featured promotions.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.