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[04/03/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 3
Updates include: Mandy Moore lands female lead in "Good Session" at CBS; A+E Networks greenlights "Married at First Sight"; and Enrique Murciano, Katie Finneran cast in new Netflix drama.

[04/03/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 3
Plus: after weeks of celebrating the best of contemporary music, each finalist will now select and sing a classic song from the 1980s.

[04/03/14 - 05:16 PM]
MTV and Logo TV Join Forces and Hand Over the Reins to Lady Gaga for Day Long, Behind the Scenes Look at Her Sold-Out Roseland Ballroom Residency on Friday, April 4
Viewers will get an exclusive and behind the scenes look at Gaga's residency of famed New York City venue Roseland Ballroom.

[04/03/14 - 03:12 PM]
Video: David Letterman Announces His Retirement from the "Late Show"
Watch the history announcement set to air during tonight's episode.

[04/03/14 - 03:01 PM]
Bravo Media's "Million Dollar Listing New York" Delivers Highest-Rated Season Premiere of the Series with 1.2 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 2.

[04/03/14 - 02:42 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family" Tops Demo Charts, "Criminal Minds" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for History's "Down East Dickering," Comedy Central's "TripTank" and Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing: New York."

[04/03/14 - 02:41 PM]
ASIMO the Robot Returns to "Live with Kelly and Michael"
An earlier version was featured on the show in November of 2004.

[04/03/14 - 02:14 PM]
Statement from Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, Regarding David Letterman Announcing His Retirement
"For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network's air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium," said Moonves.

[04/03/14 - 01:46 PM]
Bruce Feldman, Renowned College Football Journalist, Joins FOX Sports
Feldman joins FOX Sports from CBS, where he covered college football for CBSSports.com for the past two years.

[04/03/14 - 01:40 PM]
El Rey Network "Kicks Off" Production in Los Angeles on "Matador"; Signs Additional Cast to Appear in New K/O Paper Products' Action Series
Tanc Sade will play Alec Holester, an English striker for the LA Riot who is past his prime, but still very skilled.

[04/03/14 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN Names Four Additional Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Ekoku, the former Nigerian national team player, will again work primarily as a match analyst after calling the opening match and World Cup final in South Africa 2010.

[04/03/14 - 12:42 PM]
"RightThisMinute" Picked Up By FOX Television Stations for the 2014-2015 Season
"RightThisMinute" rolled out nationally this past September, and is seen in syndication by nearly two million daily viewers.

[04/03/14 - 12:38 PM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Upcoming Public Programs Spotlighting Comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Key & Peele"
Look for "The Goldbergs: Your TV Trip to the 1980s" on Monday, April 28 and "An Evening with Key & Peele" on Monday, June 9.

[04/03/14 - 12:26 PM]
ESPN Pioneer Chuck Pagano to Retire; LaBerge Named Successor
Aaron LaBerge has been named Pagano's successor and will assume the day-to-day management of the team June 1, reporting to Pagano and ESPN President John Skipper.

[04/03/14 - 12:15 PM]
Crackle and NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Feature Films Deal
The deal gives Crackle the exclusive ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) rights to a variety of feature films.

[04/03/14 - 12:01 PM]
Kelly Osbourne Joins the Cast of Disney's "The 7D," A Contemporary, Comedic Take on the Seven Dwarfs, Premiering This Summer
Plus: the The stellar voice cast includes Jess Harnell, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bill Farmer, Maurice LaMarche, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Menville, Stephen Stanton, Billy West and Paul Rugg.

[04/03/14 - 11:48 AM]
TVGN to Air Mid-Season Catch-Up Marathon of The CW's "Star-Crossed"
Catch up on all seven episodes to date this Saturday, April 5 beginning at 1:00 PM ET/PT.

[04/03/14 - 11:23 AM]
New Chefs, New Games, and New Grocery Store Debut in Second Season of "Guy's Grocery Games," Hosted by Guy Fieri
Look for season two beginning Sunday, May 11 at 8:00/7:00c on Food Network.

[04/03/14 - 11:08 AM]
HBO Confirms June Debut Dates for "The Leftovers" and "True Blood"
"The Leftovers" will launch Sunday, June 15 following the season finale of "Game of Thrones"; while "True Blood" is due back the following Sunday, June 22.

[04/03/14 - 11:07 AM]
Lifetime Casts Martin Landau in Mormon Polygamist Movie
Landau portrays Rulon Jeffs, the father of Warren Jeffs (Tony Goldwyn).

[04/03/14 - 09:54 AM]
NBC to Give "American Dream Builders" Post-"The Voice" Showcase This Monday, April 7
The episode will replace a previously announced repeat of "The Blacklist" in said slot.

[04/03/14 - 09:46 AM]
BBC America's Fantasy Series "Atlantis" Starts Production on Season Two
Vincent Regan and Amy Manson will join the cast while Robert Pugh and Peter de Jersey are slated to guest star.

[04/03/14 - 09:39 AM]
"Criminal Minds" Sweeps Time Period with Across-the-Board Growth from Last Original Episode
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 2.

[04/03/14 - 09:14 AM]
Miles Teller and MTV's Josh Horowitz Host "MTV Movie Awards: Most WTF Moments" Showcasing the Most Memorable Moments of "MTV Movie Awards" on Sunday, April 6 at Noon ET/PT
The 30-minute retrospective will also include previously unaired director's cuts of how some of the hottest moments in Movie Awards history really went down.

[04/03/14 - 09:04 AM]
During 1Q14 Discovery Channel Has Best First Quarter in Total Viewers in 12 Years
Discovery spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2014.

[04/03/14 - 09:03 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces Motor Mondays
Said lineup will include "Fast N' Loud," "Fat N' Furious," "#BikerLive," "Chrome Underground," "Lords of the Car Hoards" and "Street Outlaws."

[04/03/14 - 09:03 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Equals its Highest-Rated Wednesday in Nearly 6 Months
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, April 2.

[04/03/14 - 09:02 AM]
Discovery Bulks Up with New Series from Funny or Die, "American Muscle"
Welcome to the Barwis Methods Training Center, where Mike Barwis and his staff of dedicated, blue collar trainers take on everyone from NFL players, to Wild West bull riders, to paraplegics looking to walk again.

[04/03/14 - 09:01 AM]
Tightrope Legend Nik Wallenda Heads to Chicago for His Next Live Event for Discovery Channel
Wallenda, known as "The King of the High Wire," will attempt to tightrope walk across the iconic Chicago skyline, as Discovery captures all of the excitement, live, in fall 2014.

[04/03/14 - 09:00 AM]
Discovery's "Survival Live" (WT) to Premiere in Late 2014
Eight survivalists who think they have what it takes will compete in this 42-day live event... but they're not surviving solely on their own.

[04/03/14 - 08:59 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2014-2015 Upfront Slate
Highlights include the new scripted entry "The West," from Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn's Sundance Productions.

[04/03/14 - 08:58 AM]
TLC's 2014-2015 Slate of Programming Delivers Heart, Humor, and Real-Life Characters
TLC is planning more than 500 hours of original programming in 2014 alone, including 44 new and returning series.

[04/03/14 - 08:57 AM]
Passion, Greed, Revenge: Investigation Discovery Reveals 2014-15 Upfront Slate of More Than 30 New and Returning Series
The network will produce more than 700 hours of original content designed to bring more emotional and intense stories of passion, greed, jealously, revenge, betrayal, heartbreak... and ultimately, justice.

[04/03/14 - 08:56 AM]
Science Channel Unveils Its 2014-15 Upfront Slate, Led by an Unprecedented Race to the Moon
Following up on the critically-acclaimed scripted movie "The Challenger Disaster," Science Channel, in cooperation with the BBC, is developing its second scripted film, "Spies of Los Alamos," targeted for the third quarter of 2015.

[04/03/14 - 08:55 AM]
Velocity Supercharges Automotive Programming with a 2014-15 Upfront Slate Full of High-Octane Entertainment
As one of cable's fastest growing brands for men, Velocity ranks #1 in year-over-year subscriber growth among ad-supported cable networks, adding nearly 11 million homes over 1Q13.

[04/03/14 - 08:54 AM]
American Heroes Channel Takes "One Giant Leap" with Its 2014/2015 Upfront Season Programming Line-Up
Training its sights on compelling and uplifting true stories of men and women who have distinguished themselves by their actions, new series and specials on AHC will honor great defenders of our freedom.

[04/03/14 - 08:53 AM]
Destination America's 2014-15 Upfront Programming Slate Puts Food, Fun and Fireworks on the Map
After a stellar year of smoking-hot ratings that have earned the network nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year gains in all key demos, Destination America is already up 30 percent among P25-54 in 2014.

[04/03/14 - 08:49 AM]
Two New Broadcast Networks to Launch This Summer: Escape to Be First-Ever Broadcast Network for Women, Grit to Target Men
The two new networks will be part of Katz Broadcasting, a new company established by Bounce TV founder/COO and former Turner Broadcasting executive Jonathan Katz.

[04/03/14 - 08:40 AM]
The Hub Network Invites Viewers to Sing Along with Their Favorite Characters This Easter with Its "Sing-Along Easter Marathon" Sunday, April 20
Episodes included in the marathon will feature music and songs from family-favorite series "Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures," "Pound Puppies," "Littlest Pet Shop" and "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic."

[04/03/14 - 08:39 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Equals Its Highest Rating Since February 26 and Improves by 14% of Its Prior Original on March 19
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 2.

[04/03/14 - 08:28 AM]
"Modern Family" Is Wednesday's #1 TV Show for 5th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 2.

[04/03/14 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Climbs Into Top Spot with "Criminal Minds"
Plus: NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is the only series up week-to-week and year-to-year.

[04/03/14 - 07:48 AM]
NCAA Women's Final Four Coverage from Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.
ESPN will carry the Semifinals on Sunday, April 6 and the National Championship on Tuesday, April 8.

[04/03/14 - 07:27 AM]
"Fallon" Beats the Combined Scores of "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the Week of March 24-28
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 24-28.

[04/03/14 - 07:05 AM]
Discovery Communications to Launch Spanish-Language Secondary Audio Programming for Discovery Channel and TLC
Both Discovery and TLC offer a robust slate of popular shows that resonates with Hispanic viewers.

[04/03/14 - 07:04 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network 2014 Upfront Announcements
Tyler Perry's popular drama series "The Haves and the Have Nots" and previously announced new series "Single Moms Club" (working title) each have received 20-episode orders.

[04/03/14 - 07:03 AM]
Discovery Communications, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Fund "New Form" Digital Studio
Based in Los Angeles and helmed by Kathleen Grace, who has been appointed Chief Creative Officer, New Form will focus on developing high-quality, scripted and unscripted programming for today's digital viewers.

[04/03/14 - 06:19 AM]
Animal Planet Roars About Its Dramatic Upfront Slate
This fall, Animal Planet also plunges into scripted territory, retelling the story that inspired the iconic novel, Moby Dick, in "Revenge of the Whale" (working title).

[04/03/14 - 06:03 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Named Exclusive Television Homes of Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions(TM)
Velocity and Discovery Channel will broadcast more than 100 hours of live coverage in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev.

[04/03/14 - 05:20 AM]
ESPN at the Masters Tournament
Expansive news, information and analysis will appear on a variety of ESPN platforms in the U.S. and internationally, including television, radio, online and mobile devices.







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[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.