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[10/12/10 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 12
Updates include: Fran Drescher to host syndicated talk show; ABC orders "Take the Money and Run"; and TBS to bring "Undercover Karaoka" to the small screen.

[10/12/10 - 04:12 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "MNF" Untouched Yet Again
ESPN's NFL coverage dominates the competition last night - broadcast and cable.

[10/12/10 - 04:12 PM]
Video: "Justified" New Season Promo
A first look at season two the FX original series, premiering in February.

[10/12/10 - 03:24 PM]
ESPN's Monday Night Football Wins the Night in Key Male and Adult Demos Among All Networks in Prime Time
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 11.

[10/12/10 - 02:35 PM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Winning Streak Continues
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 11.

[10/12/10 - 02:12 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Kardashians" Continues 18-49 Streak
E!'s signature reality series has been Sunday's top adults 18-49 draw four weeks in a row.

[10/12/10 - 02:03 PM]
ABC Stands as the Most-Watched Net for the 4th Monday in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 11.

[10/12/10 - 01:12 PM]
The Hub TV Network Premieres to Strong Audience Growth
The Hub spins the numbers for Sunday, October 10.

[10/12/10 - 01:11 PM]
The Hub to Present Exclusive World Premiere of the Hasbro Studios-Produced 'Taylor Swift's Journey to Fearless'
The specials will be presented October 22, 23 and 24, all at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/12/10 - 01:00 PM]
"60 Minutes" Makes Top 10 for the Second Time in Three Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 10.

[10/12/10 - 12:45 PM]
Disney Channel is TV's No. 1 Network for the 17th Consecutive Week in Total Day Among Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of October 4-10.

[10/12/10 - 12:44 PM]
"2010 American Music Awards(R)" Nominees Announced
Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the nominations race this year with five each.

[10/12/10 - 12:36 PM]
Experiencing the World One Pint at a Time Discovery Channel Raises a Glass for 'Brew Masters'
The Sam Calagione-led series, as previously reported, premiers Sunday, November 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/12/10 - 12:04 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of Oct. 4-10
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 4-10.

[10/12/10 - 11:04 AM]
ABC is No. 2 for the Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 4-10.

[10/12/10 - 10:38 AM]
Engine Entertainment Closes Deal With Michael Eisner's Tornante Animation for 'Glenn Martin DDS'
"The popularity of Glenn Martin DDS continues to grow as new audiences abroad have embraced the show," said Michael Eisner.

[10/12/10 - 10:18 AM]
ABC Family's Original Series "Pretty Little Liars" and "Greek" to Return on Monday, January 3, 2011
Plus: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Make It or Break It" to return in early spring 2011.

[10/12/10 - 10:16 AM]
Lifetime Orders Heidi Klum-Hosted Unscripted Program "Seriously Funny Kids" (wt) for 2011
The network has ordered 20 half-hour episodes of the program, which will be produced by LMNO Productions.

[10/12/10 - 10:16 AM]
CBS Extends 2010 Season Winning Streak to Three Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 4-10.

[10/12/10 - 10:03 AM]
Cartoon Network Soars With Worldwide Broadcast Rights To DreamWorks Animation's "How To Train Your Dragon" Television Series
The weekly series will be offered in both domestic and international regions beginning in 2012.

[10/12/10 - 09:29 AM]
"Sunday Night Football": Best Average Viewership in 14 Years
NBC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/12/10 - 08:49 AM]
Bravo Expands Development Slate With Innovative and Diverse Docu-Drama and Character-Driven Projects
"Dean's List," "The Chris March Project," "Roblé & Co" and "Thicker Than Water" are among the new additions.

[10/12/10 - 08:41 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing" Hands ABC Another Win
Plus: newcomers "The Event," "Chase," "Hawaii Five-0" and "Mike & Molly" all post series lows.

[10/12/10 - 07:36 AM]
The Votes Are In... The University of Maryland Wins "CBS's Hawaii Five-0 Marching Band Mania" Contest
The school earned a prize of $25,000 toward their band program for their winning performance.

[10/12/10 - 07:34 AM]
Syfy Sets Winter Premiere Dates for Original Series
"Eureka" and "Warehouse 13's" holiday specials set for December 7 while "Being Human" bows in January, "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen" due in February.

[10/12/10 - 07:32 AM]
Syfy Ventures and Her Universe Announce Deal to Create Syfy Branded Female Fashion Collection
The collection will "include original designs that reflect Syfy's commitment to engaging the imagination, as well as show-specific merchandise from hit Syfy series."

[10/12/10 - 07:31 AM]
Andy Richter to Return in "Conan"
"This decision was made without my authority," said Conan O'Brien. "I will get to the bottom of this."

[10/12/10 - 07:09 AM]
Bio Takes Horror to a New Level This October
"Nightmare on Elm Street: The Inside Story," "Halloween: The Inside Story" and new episodes of "Celebrity Ghost Stories" are all due later this month.

[10/11/10 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 11
Updates include: FOX gives series orders to two animated projects; "Prison Break's" T-Bag to crossover with A&E's "Breakout Kings"; and HBO unveils its massive "Too Big to Fail" cast.

[10/11/10 - 05:56 PM]
Starz Media Agrees to Sell Film Roman Animation Studio to Investor Group
The company is the production home to FOX's "The Simpsons" as well as various Marvel Entertainment properties.

[10/11/10 - 05:04 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: MLB Coverage Puts TBS Back in Front
Plus: Syfy's "WWE Smackdown" takes third in adults 18-49 behind TBS's two playoff games.

[10/11/10 - 03:35 PM]
NBC Banishes "Outlaw" to Saturdays
The Peacock opts to continue with two-hour editions of "Dateline NBC" on Friday nights.

[10/11/10 - 12:45 PM]
Chef Gordon Ramsay Celebrates the Milestone 100th Episode of "Hell's Kitchen" by Sharing His Hottest Kitchen Tips
Said installment airs this Wednesday, October 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/11/10 - 12:35 PM]
Morgan Freeman to Receive 39th AFI Life Achievement Award
The award will be presented to Freeman at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 9 to be broadcast on TV Land later that month.

[10/11/10 - 12:05 PM]
"Grey's Anatomy," "Hawaii Five-0," "Fringe," "90210" Lead DVR Premiere Week Categories
Plus: a look at how DVR viewership has changed from premiere week a year ago.

[10/11/10 - 11:57 AM]
Production Has Begun on "Motorcity," An Animated Series Set in Futuristic Detroit, To Premiere Next Fall on Disney XD
Reid Scott, Nate Torrence, Katie Micucci, Kel Mitchell, Jess Harnell, Brian Doyle Murray, Jim Breuer and Mark Hamill are among the voice ensemble.

[10/11/10 - 11:56 AM]
Richard Castle Will Have His Second Novel - "Naked Heat" - on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers List at No. 7, Coming Out October 17
"Naked Heat" is the sequel to Castle's "Heat Wave" - which has more than 200,000 copies in print (after 10 printings).

[10/11/10 - 11:55 AM]
Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Prep & Landing" Returns With Two All-New Holiday Specials Slated for 2010 and 2011, on ABC
"Operation: Secret Santa" airs in December, while "Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" is due next year.

[10/11/10 - 11:43 AM]
NBC Sees Big Gains in "Live Plus 7" for "Parenthood," "Community," "30 Rock," "The Event"
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of September 20-26.

[10/11/10 - 11:37 AM]
NBC Viewers Will Get a Thanksgiving Week Treat With the Inspiring Special "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" Airing Wednesday, November 24 (9-11 P.M. ET)
More than 30 former contestants will be featured, revealing how they look now and what they've been doing with their lives since being on the show.

[10/11/10 - 11:07 AM]
Sara Rue to Guest Star on "Rules of Engagement"
Plus: Joan Collins will also stop by as Bunny Dunbar, the mother of David Spade's character.

[10/11/10 - 11:06 AM]
Live Plus 7 Generates Even Bigger Premiere Week Growth for CBS
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 20-26.

[10/11/10 - 11:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Explores Haunting Subcultures This Halloween In Three-Part Special, "American Occult"
All three parts air back-to-back on Saturday, October 30 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/11/10 - 10:53 AM]
Most-Viewed Fiscal Year Ever for ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[10/11/10 - 10:29 AM]
With Brand-New Host Sherri Shepherd at the Helm, GSN's "The Newlywed Game" Launches Its Fourth Season
The new season will air Mondays through Fridays at 6:00/5:00c beginning November 1.

[10/11/10 - 09:28 AM]
Exclusive: "Cleveland," "Family Guy" Land Holiday Specials, "Simpsons Movie" to Make FOX Debut on Thanksgiving
The one-hour specials will air Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 12, respectively.

[10/11/10 - 09:08 AM]
ABC Series Surge in L+7 DVR Playback Claiming TV's Top 2 Biggest A18-49 Gainers
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 20-26.

[10/11/10 - 09:07 AM]
"Housewives" Stands as Sunday's #1 Entertainment Show
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 10.

[10/11/10 - 08:56 AM]
"Sunday Night Football" Is No. 1 on Sunday Night for 5th Straight Week
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 10.

[10/11/10 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Feast on NFL Audience
Both networks finish in a tight race for top adults 18-49 honors.







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
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If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
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FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.