[saturday, january 17, 2015]    
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[01/17/15 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, January 17
Updates include: FOX declares "Mulaney" dead; Mark Mylod to helm "Minority Report" pilot; and "The X-Files," "Prison Break" both eyed for "event series"-type revivals.

[01/17/15 - 07:42 PM]
"Lucha Underground" Signs AAA World Heavyweight Champion Alberto El Patron
The Mexican professional wrestler and mixed martial artist competed in his first match in Los Angeles today, January 17.

[01/17/15 - 11:57 AM]
Video: Betty White's 93rd Birthday Flash Mob
Everyday on set, Betty is greeted by her assistant with a hula - today's hula dance was a very special surprise in honor of her 93rd birthday!

[01/17/15 - 11:06 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of the 1.3 Rating for Its Prior Telecast in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/17/15 - 10:13 AM]
Superstar Performers Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens to Star as "Sandy" and "Rizzo" in "Grease: Live" (Working Title) Airing Sunday, January 31, 2016, on FOX
The project will be executive-produced by acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt.

[01/17/15 - 10:12 AM]
Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer Join FOX's Upcoming Comedy-Horror Anthology Series, "Scream Queens"
Additionally, Grammy Award nominee and actress Ariana Grande will guest-star in a recurring role.

[01/17/15 - 10:11 AM]
FOX Orders Third Season of Hit Comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Season-to-date, the series is averaging a 2.7/7 in Viewers 18-49, up +17% in the key demographic versus last season, and generating the largest year-to-year gains of any sophomore series.

[01/17/15 - 10:10 AM]
FOX Orders a Second Season of Hit Drama "Gotham"
Averaging a 4.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers, the series is this season's No. 1 broadcast drama overall among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.

[01/17/15 - 10:09 AM]
FOX Orders a Second Season of Hit Drama "Empire"
Averaging a 5.3 rating in Nielsen's Most Current measure, the series has emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season.

[01/17/15 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Powers ABC to Another Demo Victory
CBS however is still the most-watched network last night.

[01/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
ABC Wins Friday - "Shark Tank" Hits Series High in Viewers and Season High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/16/15 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 16
Updates include: Gary Sinise to star in "Criminal Minds" spin-off at CBS; NBC eyes "Chicago Med" as latest in "Chicago Fire" franchise; and "Hannibal" season three now set for summer.

[01/16/15 - 03:19 PM]
Brian Williams to Anchor NBC News Coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address and the Republican Response
Beginning at 8:45pm ET, Brian Williams and the NBC News team will host a pre-speech live stream on NBCNews.com.

[01/16/15 - 01:15 PM]
Corie Henson Joins Fox Broadcasting Company as Executive Vice President, Alternative Entertainment
Henson joins the network as FOX's outgoing head of alternative entertainment, Simon Andreae, transitions into a new producing role.

[01/16/15 - 12:39 PM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Take the Ratings Week of Jan. 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 5-9.

[01/16/15 - 12:23 PM]
"Parenthood" Ties for #1 in Women 18-49 and Ranks #1 Outright Among Adults 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 15.

[01/16/15 - 11:04 AM]
FOX 30-Day Multiplatform Ratings - Season to Date Recap
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/16/15 - 09:59 AM]
Nielsen Study-DVR Beyond 7 Days: Playback Is Increasing in Days 8-28
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/16/15 - 09:15 AM]
Eva Longoria's Comedy Series "Telenovela" Gets Luz Verde from NBC
NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the singlecam comedy that will star and be executive produced by Longoria.

[01/16/15 - 09:12 AM]
Stories of Courage and Love from the Underground Railroad Come to NBC for 8-Hour Epic Miniseries "Freedom Run"
Iconic musician Stevie Wonder, who has won 25 Grammy Awards, recorded 30 Top 10 hits, is an Oscar winner and a member of both the Rock 'n' Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame, will serve as an executive producer.

[01/16/15 - 09:09 AM]
Zachary Levi on Board for Highly Anticipated "Heroes Reborn"
Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet in the original "Heroes" series, has previously been cast to reprise his role as "HRG."

[01/16/15 - 09:05 AM]
NBC Signs Development Deal with Musical Legend Dolly Parton
This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience.

[01/16/15 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Tops Viewers, Demos for FOX
The network's reality mainstay however declines 15% from last week among adults 18-49.

[01/16/15 - 08:19 AM]
The Network Television Premiere of "Pitch Perfect" Airs Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Fans can relive every aca-battle and The Bellas path to musical redemption during a live Twitter chat with Hana Mae Lee (@hanamaelee) from the film during the east coast airing using #PitchPerfectParty.

[01/16/15 - 08:01 AM]
Senator Corey Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli and Comedian Bill Burr Scheduled as Premiere Night Panelists for "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," Debuting Jan. 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Other upcoming panelists include Amy Holmes, John Leguizamo, Jon Lovett, Kathleen Madigan, Soledad O'Brien, David Remnick, Frank Rich, Ilyasah Shabazz, Matt Taibbi, Baratunde Thurston and Ali Wentworth.

[01/16/15 - 07:52 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Starts 2015 with a 5-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 5-9.

[01/16/15 - 06:50 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Fat N Furious: Rolling Thunder" Is Back for a Second Bite on Monday, January 26 at 10PM ET/PT
These large-and-in-charge car junkies of Christmas Automotive continue to boost business by hunting down left-for-dead cars and bringing them back to life.

[01/15/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 15
Updates include: NBC issues pilot orders for two dramas; Donny Deutsch to topline USA's "Donny!"; and "WWE Tough Enough" eyed for sixth season at USA.

[01/15/15 - 03:32 PM]
PBS Black History Month Programming Celebrates the Richness of African-American History and Culture
PBS will offer special new episodes from popular titles, along with encore programming - all of which will stream online after broadcast on the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/15/15 - 03:20 PM]
Esquire Network Follows Clay Aiken's 2014 Bid for Congress in the Unfiltered, All-Access Documentary Series "The Runner-Up"
Produced by Academy Award-winner Simon Chinn and Emmy Award-winner Jonathan Chinn through their company Lightbox, the four-hour original documentary series is set to premiere in April.

[01/15/15 - 03:19 PM]
Esquire Network Renews Original Series "Car Matchmaker" and "Boundless" and Week-Long Live Event "Running of the Bulls"
To date, Esquire Network has premiered 21 original programs and specials, garnering double-digit growth in all key demos.

[01/15/15 - 03:10 PM]
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" to Air Three Original Episodes in Three Days
Look for back-to-back new episodes on Sunday, January 25 followed by a special solo installment on Tuesday, January 27.

[01/15/15 - 03:09 PM]
CBS Gives "Undercover Boss" Another Special Sunday Airing on January 25
Rick Forman, Founder and CEO of Forman Mills Inc., will be featured in said installment.

[01/15/15 - 03:08 PM]
CBS Flips "Scorpion" Episodes for Post-AFC Championship Football Game
"Charades" will now air this Sunday, January 18 following the game with "Forget Me Nots" now set for the following night, January 19.

[01/15/15 - 03:07 PM]
Video: 2015 January NBCU Press Tour Trailers
Get your first look at USA's "Complications," Syfy's "The Expanse" and Bravo's "Odd Mom Out."

[01/15/15 - 03:07 PM]
Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke Join the Cast of "Zoo," A New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
Burke and Connolly join previously announced series regulars James Wolk, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie.

[01/15/15 - 02:38 PM]
Bravo Media Sets Premiere Date for Second Scripted Series "Odd Mom Out" and Greenlights Seven New and Returning Series
"Flipping Out," "Married to Medicine" and "The Real Housewives of Orange County" are among those returning for new seasons.

[01/15/15 - 02:26 PM]
History's "The Curse of Oak Island" Reaches Series High 3.1 Million Viewers in Season Two Finale
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/15/15 - 01:56 PM]
E! Greenlights Second Season of "House of DVF"
The second season of "House of DVF" starts production during New York Fashion Week.

[01/15/15 - 01:55 PM]
E! Announces Second Season Pick-Up for the Network's First Original Scripted Series "The Royals"
Said renewal comes in advance of its first season premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/15/15 - 01:51 PM]
NBC Presents Three Weekends of Figure Skating - Highlighted by U.S. Figure Skating Championships - Beginning This Sat. at 5 PM ET
Plus: look for primetime coverage on Saturday, January 24 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/15/15 - 01:32 PM]
"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" Picks Up DGA Nomination, Celebrates Ratings Wins for Season Two Airing Now on CMT
The nomination marks a first for both CMT and Adam Vetri, who serves as director on the series for 51 Minds, along with associate director Ian Blankenship and stage manager Richard Mercury Melendez.

[01/15/15 - 01:13 PM]
CBS News Announces Multi-Platform Coverage Plans for President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address and the Republican Response
"CBS Evening News" Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley leads the coverage beginning at 9:00 PM, ET.

[01/15/15 - 12:46 PM]
New Kids on the Block Serves As House Band on "Live with Kelly and Michael"
They'll appear on the Tuesday, January 20 episode, spending the full hour with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

[01/15/15 - 12:44 PM]
CNBC Breaks Primetime Records in 2014 - Delivers Best Year Since 2001 in Primetime
Plus: "The Profit," featuring serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis who saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process, will return for a third season in the spring.

[01/15/15 - 12:18 PM]
"Off The Chain Presents: Rodney Perry" Becomes Bounce TV's Most-Watched Original Ever
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/15/15 - 12:14 PM]
The CW Announces Winners for First-Ever "The World Dog Awards"
George Lopez hosts the two-hour event, airing tonight at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/15/15 - 11:22 AM]
"Empire" Is Breaking Records! Most-Viewed Premiere in FOX NOW History!
FOX spins the digital numbers to date for the series.

[01/15/15 - 11:13 AM]
Actors Luis Guzman and Finesse Mitchell to Guest Star on the New Showtime(R) Pilot "Roadies"
Luke Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Colson "MGK" Baker, Peter Cambor and Keisha Castle-Hughes were previously announced as stars of the ensemble cast.

[01/15/15 - 11:07 AM]
Lifetime's All-New Docu-Sitcom "Kosher Soul" Premieres February 25
The series follows the lives of Los Angeles stylist Miriam Sternoff, who is Jewish, and her fiance, southern and African-American comedian O'Neal McKnight.

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[03/23/18 - 01:06 PM]
Oxygen Media's "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered" Becomes Highest Rated True Crime Program in Network History with 1.05 Million Total Viewers
Oxygen further spins the numbers for Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18.

[03/23/18 - 11:26 AM]
New Season, New Way to Watch "Wheeler Dealers" - See It First on MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend App
Starting Wednesday, April 4 audiences can catch the premiere on MotorTend.com and the Motor Trend app one week before it debuts on Velocity Wednesday, April 11.

[03/23/18 - 10:40 AM]
Reggie Watts Is the "Taskmaster!" Comedy Central Game Show Series Premieres Friday, April 27 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT with Two Back-to-Back Episodes
The series, whose format originated in the U.K., requires individuals to use ingenuity and creativity to complete unusual challenges.

[03/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
FremantleMedia North America Set to Bring World's Largest Population of Superheroes and Supervillains to Television in New "Astro City" Series
The live action drama series is being produced by FremantleMedia North America, with its pilot episode being written by Kurt Busiek and Rick Alexander.

[03/23/18 - 09:13 AM]
"Fahrenheit 451" Debuts Saturday, May 19 on HBO
The drama is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books.

[03/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils the Full Trailer for Season Two of "I'm Dying Up Here"
The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh.

[03/23/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Hold Off Push from ABC, NBC
The Peacock's "Chicago Fire" edges the Alphabet's "Station 19" in the firefighter drama showdown.

[03/23/18 - 06:32 AM]
HBO Launches "Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel" Virtual Reality on HTC's Viveport, March 25
The captivating, interactive VR experience will provide one-on-one encounters with Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Big Head (Josh Brener) and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang).

[03/22/18 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Neil Flynn bound for "Abby's" at NBC; Lilla Crawford, Will Kindrachuk snag roles on Bobby Bowman's ABC pilot; and Kearran Giovanni tapped for NBC's "Suspicion."

[03/22/18 - 12:09 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals the Inside Story and Untold Events of a Deadly American Tragedy in "Waco: The Longest Siege"
The film provides an intimate portrait of a young Vernon Howell (later renamed David Koresh) and his Branch Davidian followers, who came from around the globe to join the Pied Piper-like figure.

[03/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
Video: "Pose" - Peek Teaser - FX
"Pose," FX's new original series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, premieres this summer.

[03/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Viceland Premeries Trailer for New Series "My House" About NYC Queer Ballroom Scene
"My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene.

[03/22/18 - 10:05 AM]
CMT Elevates Morgan Selzer to Senior Vice President of Program Development
"Morgan is a seasoned and savvy development executive who crafts compelling stories across multiple formats and genres," said Keith Cox.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
All-New Two-Hour Special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" to Air Friday, May 11, on FOX
The two-hour event will focus on Markle's life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018
"Scorpion" will now kick off said finales on Monday, April 16.