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[01/20/15 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 20
Updates include: FOX gives "Luther" import a cast-contingent pilot order; NBC greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; and VH1 cancels its reality series "LeAnn & Eddie."

[01/20/15 - 02:59 PM]
CBS Bumps This Week's "The McCarthys" for Extra "Big Bang" Repeat
Look for repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" at 8:00/7:00c and 9:30/8:30c this Thursday, January 22.

[01/20/15 - 01:58 PM]
Boxcino 2015 Matchups Announced on "ESPN Friday Night Fights" and "Noche de Combates"
The single-elimination, two-weight class tournament, which garnered positive reaction from media and fans in 2014, will feature eight fighters in both the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions.

[01/20/15 - 01:52 PM]
American Heroes Channel Presents Network Premiere of Schindler's List to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
The special presentation is part of a partnership between Discovery Communications, Inc. and the University of Southern California's (USC) Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

[01/20/15 - 01:04 PM]
2015 NFL Pro Bowl on ESPN - "Monday Night Football" Team Will Call Pro Bowl from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday
ESPN analyst Cris Carter will join fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as an alumni team captain.

[01/20/15 - 12:59 PM]
NBCSN Presents Comprehensive Coverage of 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend Beginning Friday; NHL All-Star Game Airs Sunday at 5 P.M. ET
Coverage begins this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft.

[01/20/15 - 12:11 PM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" and ABC's "General Hospital" Cross Shows This February
On Wednesday, February 4, "General Hospital"'s Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) will guest star on "Baby Daddy."

[01/20/15 - 12:03 PM]
VH1 Gets Inked for Season Three of "Black Ink Crew" on Monday, January 26 at 9PM ET/PT
With friendships rekindled and a chance for new beginnings, will this new found truce last?

[01/20/15 - 12:01 PM]
SEC Network Steps Up To Bat: 80 Baseball Games in Inaugural Season
The new network will quadruple SEC baseball's coverage over last year's nationally televised schedule.

[01/20/15 - 11:24 AM]
"The F-A-B Life" Captures Outstanding Clearances with Over 70% of the Country Already Sold
Sales to date include 24 out of the top 25 markets for the series, which is slated to debut in national syndication in the fall of 2015.

[01/20/15 - 11:23 AM]
Video: "Game of Thrones: Day in the Life" Promo
The half-hour documentary premieres Sunday, February 8 at 7:30/6:30c on the pay channel.

[01/20/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Jane the Virgin" Returns Golden with Its Highest Rated Episode Ever in Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, and Most Watched Episode Since Premiere
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, January 19.

[01/20/15 - 10:29 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Revenge" Doubles in Live + 7 Day for the 2nd Time This Season
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/20/15 - 10:14 AM]
Showtime Networks and STX Entertainment Partner on Multi-Year Premium Television Output Deal as STX Begins Production on Initial Slate of Films
The deal will begin in 2015 and covers the studio's theatrical releases through 2019, which will be shown exclusively on Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels.

[01/20/15 - 10:09 AM]
Video: AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season Five Returns Sunday, February 8
Get your latest taste of the new episodes left in the season.

[01/20/15 - 10:07 AM]
All-New Season of Two-Time Emmy Award-Winning Series "Super Soul Sunday" Premieres Sunday, February 8 at 11 A.M. ET/PT on OWN
Immediately following, look for "In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod," in which filmmaker Jonas Elrod uncovers heart-wrenching, real-life stories of extraordinary spiritual breakthroughs.

[01/20/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces the Cast of the Next Edition of "The Amazing Race"
This season will feature 11 new teams of all dating duos with a twist: six who are preexisting couples, and five duos who will meet for the very first time at the starting line when they are set up on the most extreme blind date ever.

[01/20/15 - 09:01 AM]
Adult Swim Delivers More "Hot Package" - Season Two Premieres Friday, February 27th at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT
Season two vows to give you even more one-of-a-kind found footage clips and insights from A-list celebrity notables, such as Mark McGrath, Heidi Fleiss, Fabio, Kenneth Anger and Corey Feldman.

[01/20/15 - 08:35 AM]
"The Celebrity Apprentice" Grows 7% Week to Week in 18-49 and 11% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 19.

[01/20/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Leads FOX by 12% and NBC by 19% in Adults 18-49 on Monday
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 19.

[01/20/15 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Scorpion" Win Tight Demo Race
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC all finish within four-tenths of a ratings point among adults 18-49.

[01/20/15 - 08:06 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents World Premieres of Two Sho: Close Up(R) Documentaries at 2015 Sundance Film Festival: "Listen to Me Marlon" and "Prophet's Prey"
"We are dedicated to showcasing absorbing films about the most fascinating figures in our culture," commented David Nevins.

[01/20/15 - 08:02 AM]
Nate Ryan Joins NBC Sports Group Full-Time as Lead Motorsports Writer and On-Air Reporter
Ryan joins as Lead Writer for the soon-to-be-introduced NASCARTalk franchise, which will serve as NBCSports.com's destination for coverage surrounding America's most popular racing brand.

[01/20/15 - 08:01 AM]
Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award Nominee J.K. Simmons to Host "SNL" on January 31 with Musical Guest D'Angelo and The Vanguard
The Screen Actors Guild nominee stars in the critically-acclaimed and Academy award nominated film, "Whiplash," currently in theatres.

[01/20/15 - 08:00 AM]
TNT and TBS Ready to Turn 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Into Digital and Social Media Experience
In addition, TBS and TNT are once again teaming up with PEOPLE.com to present a live webcast of the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show.

[01/20/15 - 07:19 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Justin Bieber as Headliner for Next Comedy Central Roast
"Justin has been asking us for a few years to roast him, and we just kept telling him to go create more source material first. We're thrilled he listened," said Kent Alterman.

[01/20/15 - 07:02 AM]
Longhorn Network to Launch Nationwide On DIRECTV Jan. 21
Carriage of the network is part of a larger agreement between DIRECTV and The Walt Disney Company.

[01/20/15 - 07:01 AM]
The Competition Gets Personal in the Fourth Season of National Geographic Channel's Hit Series "Wicked Tuna"
Plus: production is to begin shortly on season two of spin-off series "Wicked Tuna: North vs. South."

[01/20/15 - 07:00 AM]
NBCUniversal Creates "Super Stream Sunday" to Promote "TV Everywhere"
Content will include NBC's presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, the Super Bowl XLIX pre- and post-game shows, and NBC's post-game presentation of "The Blacklist."

[01/20/15 - 06:22 AM]
32nd Annual PaleyFest to Honor "Homeland," "Girls," "Jane the Virgin," "Glee," "Modern Family," "Outlander," "Teen Wolf," "American Horror Story: Freak Show," Among Others
Plus: Comedy Central's "Key & Peele," "Broad City," "Kroll Show" and "Workaholics" will be honored with a special salute to the network.

[01/20/15 - 06:03 AM]
"Powers" Premieres March 10th, Only on PlayStation
PlayStation will be releasing the first three episodes on March 10 followed by the debut of a new episode every Tuesday.

[01/20/15 - 06:00 AM]
FremantleMedia International to Partner with AOL as Global Distributor for "Connected," AOL's First Long-Form Series
The series chronicles the lives of five seemingly disconnected New Yorkers as they explore the concept of family in New York City.

[01/19/15 - 02:15 PM]
NFC Championship Game Is Most-Watched Program Since Super Bowl XLVIII
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 18.

[01/19/15 - 12:52 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates Competition with AFC Championship
The Eye easily wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/19/15 - 11:13 AM]
Will Arnett Headlines "Flaked," New Netflix Comedy Series
Set in the insular world of Venice, California, "Flaked" is the serio-comic story of a self-appointed "guru" who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination.

[01/19/15 - 10:23 AM]
Two New Documentaries Make Summer 2015 Debut - "The Bomb" and "Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail"
The documentaries are timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the first explosion of an atomic bomb, and the bombing of Hiroshima, essentially the dawn of the nuclear age.

[01/19/15 - 10:22 AM]
PBS Remembers the Vietnam War With Week of Special Programming
The specials, airing this April, offer new perspectives on the tumultuous era and the endurance of the United States military during one of the nation's longest wars.

[01/19/15 - 10:21 AM]
PBS Announces New American Drama Series Set in Virginia During the Civil War, The New Drama (Title TBD) Will Offer Unique Blend of Hospital Drama and Family Saga
The first season of six episodes is slated for a winter 2016 premiere.

[01/19/15 - 10:20 AM]
Leading Public Service Broadcasters BBC and PBS Announce Major New Partnership
It will create 8-10 new programming specials across approximately 20 hours a year, both stand-out singles and flagship multipart series, to air on PBS stations nationwide.

[01/19/15 - 09:31 AM]
Lifetime's Primetime "Whitney" Event Block Scores 11.8 Million Viewers
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, January 17.

[01/19/15 - 09:12 AM]
Top-Rated Masterpiece on PBS Continues to Add New Titles in 2015
"Arthur & George" and "Home Fires" are among the latest additions to the franchise.

[01/19/15 - 09:07 AM]
"Bridesmaids" Ranks #1 Among Non-Sports Programs on the Big 4 Networks in Its Time Period in Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 18.

[01/19/15 - 07:13 AM]
Draw Your Own Video Game with Adventure Time Game Wizard - Cartoon Network Games Partners with Pixel Press to Create Mobile Magic
The Pixel Press capture technology brings the game design to life on a mobile device, where it can be played, shared with friends and published online for fellow gamers to see.

[01/19/15 - 07:04 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demos with ABC
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" and a repeat of "Saturday Night Live" lead the charge for the Peacock.

[01/19/15 - 06:03 AM]
Amazon to Produce Original Movies for Theaters, Prime Instant Video
Whereas it typically takes 39 to 52 weeks for theatrical movies to premiere on subscription video services, Amazon Original Movies will premiere on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. just 4 to 8 weeks after their theatrical debut.

[01/18/15 - 12:48 PM]
FX Sets "The Comedians" and "Louie" Season Five Premiere Date
The former, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, will launch on Thursday, April 9 at 10:00/9:00c followed by the return of "Louie" at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/18/15 - 12:47 PM]
Pamela Adlon Moves on to "Better Things" - New Comedy Pilot Created By and Starring Adlon and Directed by Louis C.K.
The project follows a working actor trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' lives, have fun with a friend or two, and also - just maybe - squeeze in some sex once in a while.

[01/18/15 - 12:46 PM]
FX Acquires Television Rights to Louis C.K.'S Next Standup Special "Louis C.K. Live from the Comedy Store"
C.K. will make the special available to fans first on his website, LouisCK.net, in coming weeks after his record-breaking run of shows at Madison Square Garden.

[01/18/15 - 12:30 PM]
MTV to Air in Black and White for the First Time in Network History, Share Artist, Politician and Audience Perspectives on Race on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Every commercial block will begin with personal reflections on race from luminaries including Kendrick Lamar, Common, Big Sean, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Penn Badgley, Jordin Sparks, Pete Wentz, Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. John Lewis, Sen. Cory Booker and more.

[01/18/15 - 08:06 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host Kevin Hart, Posts Its Highest-Rated Episode in Metered-Market Households Since December 6
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 17.







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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.