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[04/12/14 - 12:34 PM]
ESPN Friday Masters Ratings, Audience, Rise from First Day
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, April 11.

[04/12/14 - 12:02 PM]
Disney Junior's "Give a Book, Get a Book" to Donate Up to One Million Books to U.S. Communities in Need
The initiative also includes public service announcements, free storytime events at Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Disney Store locations, and interactive Radio Disney events.

[04/12/14 - 08:53 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with ABC
Plus: FOX closes in on both networks among adults 18-49 with the return of "Kitchen Nightmares."

[04/12/14 - 08:50 AM]
"Hannibal" Retains 100% of Its 18-49 Rating from the Prior Week and Is Up Week to Week in Total Viewers by 10%
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 11.

[04/12/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday for the 2nd Week in a Row with "Shark Tank" as the Top-Rated TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 11.

[04/12/14 - 08:25 AM]
Maria Taylor Named to SEC Network Lineup
She'll serve as studio host as well as be a sideline reporter for SEC football games and an analyst for volleyball and select women's basketball contests.

[04/11/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 11
Updates include: Shaun Evans departs Amazon's "The Cosmopolitans"; Leonard Roberts to return for VH1's "Drumline: A New Beat"; and Emily Bergl to guest on CBS's "Elementary."

[04/11/14 - 08:01 PM]
Video: "MTV Movie Awards Takeover" Exclusively Debuts a Clip from "Blended"
Hosted by comedian and late night host Conan O'Brien, the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" will air live on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/11/14 - 04:07 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," "Scandal" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for USA's "Suits," Investigation Discovery's "Evil Twins" and MTV's "The Challenge: Free Agents."

[04/11/14 - 03:56 PM]
Syfy Dives Into "The Expanse" with Straight-to-Series Greenlight for Epic Space Opera Produced by Alcon Television Group
The 10-episode series is based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

[04/11/14 - 02:05 PM]
Performers Announced for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Including Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic
They will all join the previously announced Jason Derulo on the live awards show, airing May 18 on ABC.

[04/11/14 - 02:00 PM]
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Featuring a Backdoor Pilot for the FBI's Cyber Crime Division, Airs Wednesday, April 30 on CBS
Patricia Arquette guest stars as Special Agent Avery Ryan from the Cyber Crime Division.

[04/11/14 - 01:12 PM]
Discovery Channel Announces "Everest: Live from Base Camp" with Five Nights of Live Programs from Everest Base Camp
The event will air live on the Discovery Channel in 224 countries and territories and simulcast on Science Channel and Discovery en Espanol in May.

[04/11/14 - 01:06 PM]
Fuse Presents "Global Invasion: Top 50 International Stars" Hosted by Rock Royalty Jack Osbourne Friday, April 18 at 8PM ET
The intercontinental roster features videos from artists who have dominated music charts worldwide including Drake, Rihanna, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Bieber.

[04/11/14 - 11:57 AM]
Kids Try to Stay in the Game on Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Sidelined: How Safe Are Kids' Sports?" Premiering Tuesday, April 15, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
In the half-hour special, kids from around the country share stories of the injuries they have endured playing the sport they love.

[04/11/14 - 11:52 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Airs Thursday, April 17 on ABC
The episode will also feature a never-before-seen "Scandal" blooper reel and the full anthology of Kimmel's Spanish-language spinoff of the hit show, "Escandalo."

[04/11/14 - 11:09 AM]
ESPN's Thursday Masters Telecast Attracts 2 Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[04/11/14 - 10:38 AM]
First-Ever Crocheted Bus Invades New York City to Promote FX's New Series, "Fargo"
The double-decker bus features a crochet wrap that reflects the unique key art creative developed by renowned street artist, Olek.

[04/11/14 - 09:48 AM]
Spike TV Orders 20 Episodes of "Auction Hunters," The Network's Longest Running Original Non-Scripted Series
The fifth season of "Auction Hunters" will go into production this summer and debut this fall.

[04/11/14 - 09:46 AM]
USA Network Taps Melanie Papalia in Multi-Episode Arc on Fourth Season of Acclaimed Drama "Suits"
Papalia will play Amy, Mike Ross's (Patrick J. Adams) new executive secretary.

[04/11/14 - 09:36 AM]
"Elementary" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[04/11/14 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Set Your Clocks and Let the Countdown Begin with This All-New Extended "24: Live Another Day" Trailer
Jack Bauer is back in the 12-episode event series, premiering Monday, May 5.

[04/11/14 - 08:50 AM]
Increasing TV Playback Boosts "Resurrection" 6% Week to Week with Adults 18-49 in Live + 3 Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 6.

[04/11/14 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "Elementary" is just one of three series up week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[04/11/14 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Thursday in Adults 18-49 - "Shark Tank" Boosts the 8pm Hour
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[04/11/14 - 08:28 AM]
"Parenthood" Ranks #2 in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 in Its Time Period
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[04/11/14 - 08:11 AM]
Primetime 2014 WNBA Draft Presented by State Farm Live on ESPN2 April 14
Airing in primetime for the second-straight year, coverage and analysis of the first round will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2, followed by the second and third rounds on ESPNU from 9-10:30 p.m.

[04/11/14 - 07:32 AM]
National Geographic Channel Unleashes "Southern Justice" with Special Preview Episode
The new weekly series will premiere on National Geographic Channel this fall, but viewers can catch a special preview episode on Tuesday, April 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/11/14 - 06:30 AM]
FOX and Eventful Challenge Fans to Demand it! with Free Screenings of "Gang Related!"
In the five cities that receive the highest online vote tally by Monday, April 21 at 5:00 PM PT, FOX will host a free advance screening.

[04/10/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 10
Updates include: Parker Young joins Geoff Stults in CBS's "Cuz-Bros"; Conrad Green, Jon Kroll board FOX's "Utopia"; and Steven Cree joins the cast of Starz's "Outlander."

[04/10/14 - 10:01 PM]
Lifetime Names First Ever Winner of "Project Runway: Under the Gunn"
Said finale featured guest judges Heidi Klum and Neil Patrick Harris.

[04/10/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 10
Next week, for the first time in the series' history, each finalist will select a song for their fellow finalists to perform.

[04/10/14 - 08:44 PM]
Video: "MTV Movie Awards Takeover" Exclusively Debuts a Clip from "Neighbors"
Tomorrow night at 11:00/10:00c, MTV will exclusively debut a new clip from "Blended."

[04/10/14 - 04:46 PM]
Miniseries "Rosemary's Baby" to Air May 11 and May 15 on NBC
The project, from Lionsgate Television, stars Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs and Carole Bouquet.

[04/10/14 - 03:22 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Criminal Minds," "Survivor"
Plus: numbers for OWN's "For Better or Worse," Comedy Central's "TripTank" and Food Network's "Save My Bakery."

[04/10/14 - 02:36 PM]
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Showcase the Hottest Wheels in Town When "Auto Show Week" Returns to "Live with Kelly And Michael," April 14-18, 2014
This year's line-up again will feature the latest and greatest from the automotive industry, with a different genre of vehicle spotlighted each day.

[04/10/14 - 02:25 PM]
"UFC Fight Night(R)" Features Exciting Middleweight Bout and "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Premiere on FOX Sports 1 April 16
Each episode's winner advances in the single-elimination tournament, which culminates in a three-hour finale, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 6.

[04/10/14 - 02:11 PM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" Soars to 7 Week Highs and Sweeps Cable TV at 8:30PM Across Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 9.

[04/10/14 - 12:58 PM]
Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" Welcomes Lindsay Lohan to the Clubhouse on Thursday, April 17 at 11PM ET/PT
Other upcoming guests include NeNe Leakes, Vicki Gunvalson, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Thomson, Tabatha Coffey, Joan Rivers and Tracy Morgan.

[04/10/14 - 12:51 PM]
"Nightline" Is #1 Show in Time Period - Wins Week in Total Viewers
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 31-April 4.

[04/10/14 - 12:39 PM]
Linda Hamilton to Guest Star on Season Two of Syfy's Groundbreaking Drama Series "Defiance"
Hamilton will play the key recurring role of Pilar McCawley, the wife of Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene) and mother to their three children.

[04/10/14 - 11:05 AM]
Popular OWN Series "Iyanla: Fix My Life" Returns May 10 with All-New Episodes
Tensions are high from the start in the season premiere as Iyanla travels to New York to work with rapper/actor and reality TV star Saigon and his on-again-off-again lover and mother to his son, Erica.

[04/10/14 - 10:38 AM]
Nickelodeon Encourages Kids to Clean Up the Planet with Its Brand-New "Get Dirty!" Earth Day Initiative
Additionally, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. will be celebrating Earth Day with an eco-friendly slate of programming.

[04/10/14 - 10:38 AM]
G. Garvin Returns to Cooking Channel to Tour the Country for Best Southern-Inspired Dishes in New Season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin"
The show's third season of 13 episodes rolls out on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/10/14 - 10:17 AM]
"Survivor" Tops Wednesday in Adults 18-49; "Criminal Minds" Tops in Viewers; CBS Sweeps Night
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 9.

[04/10/14 - 10:15 AM]
Disney Junior Now Available to DISH Network Customers
Disney Junior is available in DISH programming packages, including America's Top 200, America's Top 250 and America's Everything Pak.

[04/10/14 - 10:01 AM]
Donal Logue Lands Recurring Role in "Law & Order: SVU" as Acting Commander of the Special Victims Unit
Logue guest starred as Murphy earlier this season when he crossed paths with Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) while working undercover.

[04/10/14 - 09:42 AM]
New A&E Special "Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job" Airs Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 PM Immediately Following New Episodes of "Storage Wars" and "Barry'd Treasure"
The special gives a behind-the-scenes look at their lives of Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz outside of the auctions.

[04/10/14 - 09:35 AM]
WE tv Announces Ambitious Slate of Unscripted Originals for 2014/15, Including a Pilot of "Charlie Sheen's Bad Influence" - A New Relationship-Based Competition Show - Alongside New and Returning Series
In addition to the network's growing unscripted efforts, WE tv will debut its first original scripted series, "The Divide," this July.

[04/10/14 - 09:33 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates Earth Day with World Premiere Special "Africa's Wild Coast"
The special premieres on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00/7:00c.







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[09/27/16 - 03:36 PM]
NBC's Beloved New Tuesday Drama "This Is Us" Receives Full-Season Order
The Peacock has ordered an additional five episodes of the network's critically beloved new drama series, bringing the full season order to 18.

[09/27/16 - 12:00 PM]
"The Strain" Renewed for Fourth and Final Season
"We sincerely thank Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and their creative team as well as the fantastic cast for three exciting seasons of The Strain," said Nick Grad.

[09/27/16 - 11:32 AM]
National Geographic Channel's Critically Acclaimed "Explorer" Set to Return on November 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT as a Weekly Series in a New, Re-Imagined Format
Hosted by Richard Bacon, the documentary series will use a mix of intrepid field pieces, roundtable discussions and in-depth interviews in a continuation of the series' legacy of pushing the boundaries of journalism.

[09/27/16 - 10:49 AM]
Lifetime Announces Programming Event on Saturday, November 5 with Premiere of Original Movie, "Who Killed JonBenet?"
The film stars Eion Bailey, Michel Gill, Julia Campbell and Payton Lepinski as JonBenet.

[09/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Offers Bloody Good Time with Free Sampling of Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Second Season Premiere Episode
A free multiplatform, nationwide sampling of the episode in its entirety will also be available online at Starz.com and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and Telco affiliates as well as participating OTT partners beginning Wednesday, September 28.

[09/27/16 - 09:15 AM]
"Family Time" Season Four Premieres Tues. Oct. 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bounce TV
The series comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family, headed by the dad Tony, a struggling general contractor played by Omar Gooding, and his wife Lisa, an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom portrayed by Angell Conwell.

[09/27/16 - 09:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Coverage of the First Presidential Debate
Said 90-minute telecast draws a collective 45.3 million viewers between ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

[09/27/16 - 07:01 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids"
The Netflix Original Film, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, gives you the best seat in the house for the final show of the 20/20 Experience World Tour at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.

[09/27/16 - 06:58 AM]
Sonar Entertainment Joins with Bavaria Fernsehproduktion and Sky Deutschland to Co-Produce and Distribute Eight-Episode Series "Das Boot"
The new production is set immediately after the events of Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 Oscar-nominated classic anti-war film, one of the most successful German films of all time.

[09/27/16 - 06:12 AM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Three New Series for Prime Video
"I Love Dick," "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" and "The Tick" are all due next year on the streaming service.

[09/27/16 - 06:09 AM]
Video: Get Ready for "The Crown" - Official Trailer, Key Art and Brand New Images Released
"The Crown" tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.

[09/26/16 - 02:07 PM]
More Roadtrips Are on the Way as Great American Country Renews Its Popular Series "Going RV"
Premiering in February 2017, the new 14-episode season follows families who decide to ditch ordinary daily life for an adventure out on the open road.

[09/26/16 - 12:09 PM]
Viceland Sets Premiere for Its First-Ever Daily, Late Night Show "Desus & Mero"
The show will air Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c beginning Monday, October 17.

[09/26/16 - 11:33 AM]
Prepare to Be Scared with Syfy's Annual "31 Days of Halloween" Celebration
Among the highlights: "Channel Zero: Candle Cove," which will now premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/26/16 - 11:14 AM]
Raise a Glass to An All-New Season of Bravo Media's "Vanderpump Rules" Premiering Monday, November 7 at 9PM ET/PT
The new season of "Vanderpump Rules" once again partners Lisa with Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Kristen Doute, and Lala Kent.