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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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[11/24/14 - 04:17 PM]
Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams Team Up to Perform "Spark the Fire"
Look for said performance on the two-hour Monday, December 1 telecast (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) of "The Voice."

[11/24/14 - 03:24 PM]
Thursday's "Kimmel" Is the Show's 2nd-Most-Social Episode Ever/Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #8 is the Biggest Yet in the Series
ABC spins the digital numbers for Thursday, November 20.

[11/24/14 - 03:13 PM]
VH1 to Air "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle Thanksgiving Special," November 25th at 9PM
Atlanta's favorite family knows they have a lot to be thankful for so this Thanksgiving they get in the spirit by giving back.

[11/24/14 - 03:02 PM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" Remains #1 Program on All of Television Among Men 18-49
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/24/14 - 02:56 PM]
Lifetime(R) Debuts New Competition Docuseries "Child Genius" on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 10pm ET/PT
In cooperation with American Mensa, the competition takes place over eight weeks and tests the nation's brightest young minds on their knowledge.

[11/24/14 - 02:35 PM]
Kenny Chesney to Receive Groundbreaker Award at the "American Country Countdown Awards," Airing Live Monday, Dec. 15, on FOX
It recognizes trailblazing in the realm of concerts, musical accomplishment, creative innovation and connecting with fans across the United States.

[11/24/14 - 01:00 PM]
Live Like "Empire's" Lucious Lyon by Entering FOX's "Run 'Empire' for a Day" Sweepstakes at FOX.Com/EmpireSweepstakes
The lucky sweepstakes winner, along with an entourage of his/her five closest friends, will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel in style to Los Angeles, where they will receive the ultimate star treatment.

[11/24/14 - 12:50 PM]
Miley Cyrus, Channing Tatum and Additional Talent Added to "FOX's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" Airing Thanksgiving Night on FOX
Kaley Cuoco, Queen Latifah, Gavin DeGraw, Wayne Brady and Roselyn Sanchez are also on tap for the two-hour special.

[11/24/14 - 12:31 PM]
SEC Network to Simulcast Iron Bowl with Finebaum Viewing Option; Airs SEC Nation live from the Egg Bowl
Both the Iron Bowl (No. 14 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama) and the Egg Bowl (No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 8 Ole Miss) match a Top 15 team facing an in-state rival currently ranked in the Top Four of the College Football Playoff Rankings.

[11/24/14 - 12:30 PM]
Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly Join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in HBO's "True Detective"
The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California.

[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
Get Cozy This December with Three Returning Original Series on The Weather Channel
"Prospectors" and "Highway Thru Hell" return Sunday, December 7 while "Why Planes Crash" is due back on Monday, December 15.

[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
Showtime(R) to Marathon Current Seasons of Hit Series "Homeland" and "The Affair" Over Thanksgiving Weekend
Both series return with new episodes on Sunday, December 7 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/24/14 - 12:05 PM]
David Dobkin Will Direct "Badlands" (WT) for AMC
Plus: Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark have joined the cast as series regulars.

[11/24/14 - 12:03 PM]
"Regarding Susan Sontag," An Illuminating Portrait of the Provocative 20th-Century Thinker, Debuts Dec. 8 on HBO
A complex person, Sontag fiercely guarded her privacy, despite her boldness in the literary world.

[11/24/14 - 11:51 AM]
MTV Is Crossing Over This Tuesday with the "'Girl Code' to 'Awkward' and 'Faking It'" Special Airing Tuesday, November 25 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Awkward" season five and the second half of "Faking It" season two will return in 2015.