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[04/08/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 8
Updates include: Ernie Hudson, Mario Van Peebles board CBS pilots; MacKenzie Porter joins AMC's "Hell on Wheels"; and Shirley MacLaine to recur on FOX's "Glee."

[04/08/14 - 08:01 PM]
Video: "MTV Movie Awards Takeover" Exclusively Debuts a Clip from "22 Jump Street"
Tomorrow night at 11:00/10:00c, MTV will exclusively debut a new clip from "Hercules."

[04/08/14 - 05:37 PM]
Michael Gross Tapped as a Recurring Guest Star on USA's "Suits"
Gross will play Walter Gillis, the down-to-earth founder of a groundbreaking DVD distribution company.

[04/08/14 - 04:14 PM]
Syfy's Original Drama "Being Human" Concludes with Ratings Spikes and Social Media Highs
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/14 - 04:02 PM]
NBC Creates Groundbreaking Comedy Initiative, "NBC Comedy Playground," and Offers On-Air Commitment in National Grassroots Comedy Campaign
The groundbreaking national campaign offers aspiring comedy writers from across the country the opportunity to take their concepts from pitch to broadcast.

[04/08/14 - 03:08 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Tops Charts with NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Being Human," Food Network's "Kitchen Casino" and Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods America."

[04/08/14 - 01:21 PM]
NBC News to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary with Special Cross-Platform Coverage
Highlights include the new special "108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers" on Friday, April 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/08/14 - 01:17 PM]
Starz to Premiere New Original Series "Power" on Saturday, June 7
Plus: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's new single "Big Rich Town" will serve as the main title theme.

[04/08/14 - 12:46 PM]
Summer's No. 1 Reality Series "America's Got Talent" Returns to Radio City Music Hall for Live Shows Beginning July 29
The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall twice a week when live episodes begin this summer on July 29.

[04/08/14 - 12:21 PM]
TBS Extends Its Success Into the New Quarter, Ranking as Basic Cable's #1 Network for the Week in Primetime Delivery of Total Viewers and All Key Adult Demos
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 12:21 PM]
BBC America's Zombie Mini-Series Returns When "In the Flesh" Season 2 Begins Saturday, May 10
Reprising their roles are Stephen Thompson, Kenneth Cranham, Kevin Sutton, Steve Cooper and Marie Critchley.

[04/08/14 - 11:53 AM]
Nickelodeon and California State University, Fullerton, Present an Exhibition Inspired by Hit Series "Sanjay and Craig," April 14 - June 20
The collection is punctuated by original character sketches, layouts, backgrounds, title cards, storyboards and animatic video.

[04/08/14 - 11:43 AM]
CW Seed's "Backpackers" Becomes the Network's First Digital Series to Make Leap from Online to On-Air, With Brand New Episodes Set to Debut on The CW Television Network
The series will premiere with ten original half-hour episodes on The CW Network later this summer, with a date and time to be announced at a later date.

[04/08/14 - 11:38 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Game of Thrones" Returns to Take Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Turn," HBO's "Veep" and Animal Planet's "River Monsters."

[04/08/14 - 11:33 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: TBS Dominates with Final Four Coverage
Plus: numbers for Hallmark's "Lucky in Love," Lifetime's "The Trials of Cate McCall" and OWN's "Deion's Family Playbook."

[04/08/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Weather Channel Returns to DirecTV
As part of the new pact, The Weather Channel agreed to reduce reality programming by half on weekdays.

[04/08/14 - 11:07 AM]
HBO Renews "Game of Thrones" for Fifth and Sixth Seasons
Sunday's season premiere was watched by an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it HBO's most-watched program since the finale of "The Sopranos" in 2007.

[04/08/14 - 10:44 AM]
CBS Continues Post-Olympics Momentum - Network Streaks to its Third Straight Weekly Sweep Across Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:37 AM]
CMT's "FNA USA" Premieres This Thursday, April 10 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
Each episode "will combine funny, outrageous and sometimes frightening viral videos with user-generated clips to show why America is No. 1 in the world."

[04/08/14 - 10:25 AM]
ABC Is No. 2 for the 2nd Straight Week, Taking 1st or 2nd on 4 of the Last 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:12 AM]
Disney Channel Wins Total Day for the 147th-Straight Week Among Tweens 9-14 and for the 146th Time in the Prior 147 Weeks Among Kids 6-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:04 AM]
"The Voice" and "The Blacklist" Generate Three of the Top 10 18-49 Ratings on the Big 4 Networks for the Week of March 31-April 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:00 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company Partners with The Black List to Discover Aspiring Drama Writers
The Black List will solicit scripts to be evaluated by its community of industry professionals and readers, sharing with FOX a short list of writers to consider for a drama script deal or drama staff position.

[04/08/14 - 09:59 AM]
Seven Comics Join Cast of New Improv Comedy Series "Riot" Premiering Tuesday, May 13, on FOX
John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jordan Black, Jessica McKenna, Meryl Hathaway and Rob Gleeson will serve as regulars alongside host Rove McManus.

[04/08/14 - 09:58 AM]
FOX Has 4 of the Top 20 Programs Among Adults 18-34
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 09:56 AM]
Watch and Win During the Season Premiere of Destination America's Smokin' Hot Series "BBQ Pitmasters" on April 12
One lucky viewer will have the chance to learn from judge Myron Mixon at his very own cook school in Atlanta.

[04/08/14 - 09:06 AM]
"All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State," The Story of a Liberal Who Rose to Power in a Conservative Stronghold, Debuts April 28, Exclusively on HBO
The film tells the story of the young girl who grew up poor in rural Texas to the beloved national icon and Democratic leader who rose to power in a conservative stronghold.

[04/08/14 - 08:52 AM]
Saturday's "48 Hours: Wounded by Love" Is the #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 as Well as Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 5.

[04/08/14 - 08:47 AM]
"The Voice" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/14 - 08:43 AM]
E! Presents "Fashion Police: The 2014 MTV Movie Awards"
Nick Lachey joins Joan Rivers and her resident fashion gurus on the special episode, airing Monday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/08/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Nearly Ties "Dr. Phil" as the #1 Syndie Talker in Homes, While Beating "Ellen" by 12%
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of March 24-28.

[04/08/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Builds Audience Against the NCAA Basketball Championship and "Castle" Marks Most-Watched-Ever Repeat
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/14 - 08:31 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Most Diversified Slate Ever of New and Returning Unscripted and Scripted Series
Highlights include the new scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out" and the original drama "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."

[04/08/14 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Helps CBS Snap NBC's Win Streak
The Eye leads demos on Monday for the first time since February 3.

[04/08/14 - 08:29 AM]
Oxygen Media Greenlights Seven New Series as Part of Network Rebrand Slated for This Year
Oxygen's 2014 lineup also includes the hit returning series "Preachers of L.A.," which will premiere this summer.

[04/08/14 - 08:18 AM]
CNBC Ramps Up Primetime - Network Greenlights Two New Original Primetime Series to Premiere Summer 2014 and Reveals Projects in Development
Plus: CNBC also announced today an extended order of episodes for season two of "The Profit."

[04/08/14 - 08:09 AM]
Great American Country Emphasizes "Celebrating America" in 150 Hours of New Programming
Capitalizing on its viewership gains, the network will debut 150 hours of new, original programming in 2014, including the premieres of "Highway Cowboys" and "Junk Gypsies" coming in July.

[04/08/14 - 07:32 AM]
Production Is Underway on Epic Netflix Original Series "Marco Polo" Produced by The Weinstein Company
The global cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune.

[04/08/14 - 06:28 AM]
Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment Enters into Exclusive New Programing Partnership with Centric, the First Network Designed for the Black Woman
Highlights include a new season of former VH1 series "Single Ladies."

[04/08/14 - 06:20 AM]
Playstation(R) System Owners Get a Sneak-Peek Exclusive of "Chosen" Season 3 Beginning Today
PlayStation(R) system owners will get access to the Crackle series one-week before it becomes available on Crackle and all Crackle platforms on April 15.

[04/08/14 - 06:01 AM]
Amazon Surpasses Hulu and Apple in Streaming Video Usage
"We've invested hundreds of millions of dollars in great TV shows and movies for Prime members and it's working," said Bill Carr, VP of Digital Video and Music for Amazon.

[04/08/14 - 04:06 AM]
Eminem and Rihanna to Deliver One Monster of a Performance at the "2014 MTV Movie Awards"
They'll take the stage for their first live performance of their #1 smash hit, "The Monster," on Sunday, April 13.

[04/07/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 7
Updates include: George Wendt, Ashley Tisdale join "Buzzy's" at TBS; NBC orders six episode of "Epic Funnies"; and Food Network extends "Beat Bobby Flay" by 26 episodes.

[04/07/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "MTV Movie Awards Takeover" Exclusively Debuts a Clip from Guardians of the Galaxy
Co-star Chris Pratt will also appear on the "2014 MTV Movie Awards," airing this Sunday, April 13.

[04/07/14 - 03:02 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Claim Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Disney Channel's "Fish Hooks," Discovery's "Game of Stones" and Syfy's "Continuum."

[04/07/14 - 03:01 PM]
MTV's "Real World: Explosion" Delivers Highest-Rated Season in Three Years
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 2.

[04/07/14 - 02:22 PM]
Murder Victims Get the Final Word in Investigation Discovery's "Cell Block Psychic"
The special three-part series premieres Monday, April 21 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/07/14 - 01:38 PM]
"River Monsters'" Sixth-Season Premiere Is Most Watched Season Debut in Animal Planet History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 6.

[04/07/14 - 01:34 PM]
"Conan" Heading to Comic-Con(R) International in July 2015 as First Late-Night Show Ever to Broadcast from the Popular Event in San Diego
The series will broadcast a week of shows from the historic Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego.

[04/07/14 - 01:26 PM]
Push for the Playoffs: NBC Sports Group Presents Up to 10 NHL Games with Playoff Implications in Final Week of Regular Season
T.J. Oshie and the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues (52-19-7, 111 points) appear three times across NBC and NBCSN this week.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.