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[12/05/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 5
Updates include: Aaron Jakubenko latest cast in MTV's "Shannara"; Wynn Everett scores role in TNT's "Lumen"; and Peri Gilpin to succeed Jean Smart on NBC's "Mr. Robinson."

[12/05/14 - 07:00 PM]
Grammy Nominations Announced for "Album of the Year"
"This year's nominees are a reflection of the music community's diversity and range of talent and a testament to The Academy's voting process," said Neil Portnow.

[12/05/14 - 01:30 PM]
CBS Announces "Two and a Half Men" Will Conclude Its 12th and Final Season with a Special One-Hour Series Finale on Thursday, Feb. 19, 9:00-10:00 PM
Plus: "The Odd Couple," starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, to premiere that same night at 8:30/7:30c.

[12/05/14 - 01:02 PM]
"The Tonight Show" Delivers Its Top November Sweep in Six Years, Hits Weekly Season Highs During Week of Nov. 24-28
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 24-28 and the sweeps period.

[12/05/14 - 12:39 PM]
Krysten Ritter to Star in "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones"
"Krysten brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands," said Melissa Rosenberg. "We can't wait for fans to see her in action, coming to Netflix in 2015."

[12/05/14 - 12:36 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash" Fall Finale by Nearly Two Minutes
Said installment, "The Man in the Yellow Suit," will now air from 8:00-9:01:45 p.m. ET.

[12/05/14 - 12:08 PM]
Trout, Grajeda Headline ESPN Boxing Special in Honor of Late Boxing Promoter Dan Goossen
"We wanted to do something special in honor of Dan and we thought of no better way than to put on a great night of boxing just like he had done for so many years on ESPN," said Brian Kweder.

[12/05/14 - 11:02 AM]
UConn & Notre Dame to Meet for Second Straight Year in Jimmy V Women's Classic
The annual event - to be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 - will be played in Connecticut at a date, venue and time to be determined.

[12/05/14 - 11:01 AM]
CBS Announces March Premiere Dates for New Dramas "Battle Creek" and "CSI: Cyber"
The newcomers will launch Sunday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 4, respectively, at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/05/14 - 10:48 AM]
Rob Dyrdek Returns with the Final Final Season of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" and Season Six of "Ridiculousness" Premiering Thursday, January 1st at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
The all new final final countdown of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" premieres at 10:00/9:00c, followed by the one-hour season six premiere of "Ridiculousness" at 10:30/9:30c.

[12/05/14 - 10:35 AM]
truTV Orders Pilot for The Grawlix's "Those Who Can't" (working title)
Set in Denver, the project follows three dysfunctional high school teachers - played by Grawlix members Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy - who are as screwed-up as the kids they teach.

[12/05/14 - 10:30 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Announce More Star Attendees for the Special Two-Hour Live Telecast Set for Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
Jeff Bridges, Billy Eichner, Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Diane Guerrero and Chloe Grace Moretz have been added to previously announced attendees Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton and Jennifer Lopez.

[12/05/14 - 09:30 AM]
Great American Country Goes "Off the Map with Shannen & Holly" Beginning Friday, Jan. 2
The six-episode series features the TV stars as they travel on an adventure-fueled road trip through the southeastern United States.

[12/05/14 - 09:01 AM]
"The Musketeers" Returns to BBC America Saturday, January 17, And There's a New Villain in Town
Marc Warren joins the cast this season as the Comte De Rochefort.

[12/05/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Slips Past CBS with "Peter Pan Live!"
The live presentation however posts half the demo audience of last year's "The Sound of Music Live!"

[12/05/14 - 08:19 AM]
ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of the 2015 World Armwrestling League
The deal features eight hours of programming on ESPN networks and WatchESPN, starting with the 2014 World Armwrestling League Championship, which takes place on January 10, 2015, and will air shortly thereafter.

[12/05/14 - 08:19 AM]
Opposite "Peter Pan Live!," ABC's "The Taste" Tops Its Final 3 Telecasts Last Season
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 4.

[12/05/14 - 08:13 AM]
"Peter Pan Live!" Captures NBC's Second-Most-Watched Non-Sports Thursday in More Than Five Years
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 4.

[12/05/14 - 08:08 AM]
ESPN Acquires U.S. Rights to Seasons of Champions Curling Events through March 2015
The events will be produced by TSN, the official broadcaster in Canada.

[12/05/14 - 07:38 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Soars to Its Most-Watched Week Ever and Delivers Its Biggest-Ever Audience for Any Sweep in November
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 24-28.

[12/05/14 - 07:27 AM]
"The Colbert Report" to Welcome President Obama on Monday, December 8, Airing from Washington DC
Said interview will air as part of "Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington D.C. Ya Later, Legislator: Partisan is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Colbert Victory Lap, '014."

[12/05/14 - 07:07 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's "Safari Live" Streams Astonishing Footage of Lions Stalking and Taking Down a Buffalo in Africa's Kruger National Park
Viewers joining the webcast via WILDSafariLive.com and live broadcast on Nat Geo WILD saw the entire event unfold on the network's live stream coverage.

[12/05/14 - 07:05 AM]
ESPN to Have "Major League" Presence at 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings
The 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings - emanating from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront - is the largest annual gathering of baseball executives and personnel and serves as the "Hot Stove" hub for various trades and free agent signings.

[12/05/14 - 06:35 AM]
"What Happened, Miss Simone?" A Netflix Original Documentary from Academy Award(R) Nominated Director Liz Garbus to Premiere in 2015
Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and legendary recording artist, Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy.

[12/05/14 - 06:04 AM]
Elton John Joins Biggest Celebration of the Year with a Live Performance from Brookyln's Barclays Center
This is the first time Elton has performed in New York on New Year's Eve and his performance will take place right after the ball drops, ringing in the start to 2015.

[12/04/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 4
Updates include: Cliff Curtis scores lead in AMC's "The Walking Dead" spin-off; Timm Sharp cast in Starz's "Blunt Talk"; and Melina Kanakaredes to visit "Hawaii Five-0" on CBS.

[12/04/14 - 05:47 PM]
FX Networks Statement Regarding Its Decision Not to Submit "Fargo" for the WGA Awards
Said the network: "The WGA does not recognize Fargo as a miniseries because Noah Hawley was accorded a 'Created for Television By' credit and said that Fargo could only be considered in the drama series category."

[12/04/14 - 02:42 PM]
Darren Criss Joins the Lineup of Featured Performers in "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years"
Multi-talented entertainers and Broadways performers Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell join the roster of all-star talent sharing memories and anecdotes from the past two decades of Disney on Broadway.

[12/04/14 - 01:30 PM]
CBS's "The Dovekeepers" to Be Broadcast March 31 and April 1
Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan, Kathryn Prescott, Diego Boneta and Sam Neill star in the two night event.

[12/04/14 - 01:25 PM]
Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Primetime Viewership Gains Among HHs, A18-49 & A25-54 in November
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/04/14 - 01:20 PM]
TLC's "Sister Wives" Deal with Their Evolving Relationship, Children Leaving the Nest, Medical Issues and an Uncertain Future
The series will return for eight all new episodes kicking off with a super-sized two-hour winter season premiere on Sunday, January 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/04/14 - 11:51 AM]
PBS Heats Up Sundays With the U.K.'s Smash-Hit Competition Series "The Great British Baking Show," Sundays, Starting December 28
Renowned British bakers Mary Berry, the U.K.'s "doyenne of baking" and a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, one of Britain's top artisan bakers, serve as the series' judges.

[12/04/14 - 11:32 AM]
"Arrow" Soars to Series Highs with Part Two of the Epic "Flash" Crossover
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 3.

[12/04/14 - 11:27 AM]
Five Plus-Sized Ladies Look for Love on Lifetime(R)'s Dating Docusoap "Big Women: Big Love" Premiering New Year's Day
Beginning January 7, "Big Women: Big Love" will move to its regular day and time, Wednesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/04/14 - 11:17 AM]
Ovation Debuts Season Four of Its Original Series "The Art of" January 7
All new episodes premiere Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c, only on Ovation.

[12/04/14 - 10:50 AM]
TNT Orders Second Season of Hit Drama Series "Legends"
The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes for season 2, with plans to launch next year.

[12/04/14 - 10:34 AM]
Chris Soules Begins His Search for That One Special Woman When "The Bachelor" Premieres, Monday, January 5 on ABC
Soules, 33, a handsome, successful farmer from Arlington, Iowa, meets 30 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love.

[12/04/14 - 10:25 AM]
College Football: Record Audience for Iron Bowl Leads ESPN to its Most-Viewed Regular-Season Saturday
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 29.

[12/04/14 - 10:07 AM]
The Fifth Season of "Workaholics" Premieres Wednesday, January 14 at 10 p.m. Followed by the Season 2 Premiere of "Broad City" at 10:30!
Guest stars on the former this season include Curtis Armstrong, Tim Bagley, Jack Black, Dolph Lundgren, Jerry O'Connell, Alan Ritchson, Michael Urie and Amy Yasbeck.

[12/04/14 - 09:47 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Delivers Its Best Performance Since March
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of November 17-21.

[12/04/14 - 09:05 AM]
New Comedy Series "Togetherness," From Brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, Debuts Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis co-star in the eight-episode series.

[12/04/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS and NBC in Horse Race for Demo Crown
"Survivor"-powered CBS however leads the night among total viewers.

[12/04/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with Terry Crews Builds Week to Week, Posting the Biggest Gains Among the Top-Tier Syndicated Game Shows
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of November 17-21.

[12/04/14 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" and "black-ish" Top Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 3.

[12/04/14 - 08:29 AM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II" Set to Premiere, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
The new season takes 26 of the most infamous former flames, recent splits and, for the first time in series history, fresh faces from another MTV reality series, "Are You The One?," to Panama for one of the most unpredictable Challenge formats yet.

[12/04/14 - 08:20 AM]
NBC Ties for No. 1 for the Night in 18-49 and Wins in Adults 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 3.

[12/04/14 - 08:11 AM]
Oxygen Media Breaks Societal Norms in Four-Part Special Event "Living Different" Premiering Tuesday, January 6 at 9PM ET/PT
From an all-girl Hasidic rock band that is taking their female empowerment message mainstream to an androgynous model who dates both males and females, these women are unapologetically marching to the beat of their own drum.

[12/04/14 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America Picks Up Second Season of the Channel's First Original Comedy Series "Almost Royal"
Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) will be back for eight new episodes.

[12/04/14 - 07:13 AM]
Video: TV Land Releases Extended Scene from New Comedy "Younger" Featuring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff
Plus: the series will now premiere on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/04/14 - 07:13 AM]
Season Three of "Ultimate Survival Alaska" Premieres Sunday, Jan. 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel
In each of the 13 legs this season, teams have just 60 hours to make it from start to finish... surviving off the land with only the gear on their backs.







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[11/17/18 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Last Man Standing" Sparks Another FOX Victory
The network takes home top honors among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[11/16/18 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 16
Updates include: Jon Cryer to play Lex Luthor on The CW's "Supergirl"; Hulu orders pilot based on Jeff Lemire's "Sweet Tooth"; and Jeffery Deaver's "The Bone Collector" eyed as drama at NBC.

[11/16/18 - 02:04 PM]
Karey Burke Named President, ABC Entertainment, Following Channing Dungey's Decision to Step Down from the Role
Upon completion of the 21st Century Fox acquisition, Ms. Burke will then report to Dana Walden, chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.

[11/16/18 - 01:04 PM]
"America's Got Talent: The Champions" Announces First Group of All-Star Acts
The spin-off will bring together the world's most talented, memorable and all-around fan favorite acts from past seasons of "AGT" and around the globe from the other "Got Talent" franchises," spanning 194 territories.

[11/16/18 - 01:04 PM]
Video: "Young Justice: Outsiders" - Teaser
The animated series comes to DC Universe on Friday, January 4.

[11/16/18 - 12:17 PM]
ABC Picks Up "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for a Seventh Season
Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward star in the current sixth season, due in Summer 2019.

[11/16/18 - 11:18 AM]
Ken Jeong to Embark on the Ultimate Christmas Journey in New YouTube Original Special "Ken Jeong Cracks Christmas"
The 30-minute special will debut on the Buzzfeed YouTube channel on December 12.

[11/16/18 - 10:15 AM]
"Vice Special Report: The Panic Artists," A Behind-the-Scenes Account of the 2008 Financial Crisis, Debuts Dec. 10 on HBO
With exclusive interviews and testimony from the major players in politics and economics, the special provides the definitive look inside the most successful - and most loathed - taxpayer-funded bailout in history.

[11/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Showtime Debuts New Trailer for "SMILF" Season Two
The Frankie Shaw-led comedy returns Sunday, January 20 at 10:30/9:30c on the pay channel.

[11/16/18 - 10:00 AM]
Writer/Producer Eric Friedman Signs Overall Deal That Extends His Successful Tenure with Disney Channel
Most recently, Friedman was executive producer and showrunner of "Bizaardvark," which has wrapped production after three seasons.

[11/16/18 - 09:10 AM]
FOX Sports Reigns Supreme in Most Important Metric in All of Television: Live Sports Event Viewing
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/16/18 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Series Score Postseason Football Spotlights
Look for a special episode of "Magnum P.I." following the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 20.

[11/16/18 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Continue Reign
The network leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/16/18 - 08:02 AM]
Netflix to Produce Animated Feature Film "Escape from Hat" from Academy Award Nominated Director Mark Osborne
Production will commence this month in New York for an expected 2022 release.

[11/16/18 - 04:56 AM]
Animal Planet and Coyote Peterson Announce the Development of First Long-Form Television Series for YouTube Star
The series will premiere on Animal Planet in 2019 and will appeal to Peterson's established 13 million-strong "Coyote Pack" as well as Animal Planet's global audience.