[thursday, december 16, 2010]    
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[12/16/10 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 16
Updates include: USA's "Eden" finds its leads; ABC looks to remake "Being Erica"; and Sarah Bolger joins FOX's "Locke & Key."

[12/16/10 - 04:44 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Coverage Lifts ESPN
Plus: "Storage Wars" leads the adults 18-49 race for A&E.

[12/16/10 - 01:28 PM]
The A Cappella Group, SoCal VoCals, to Perform on "Rules of Engagement" Feb. 7
When Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) begins singing as a hobby, he teams up with the SoCal VoCals.

[12/16/10 - 01:11 PM]
Syfy Cancels "Stargate Universe"
Said development was confirmed by a spokesperson from the network this afternoon.

[12/16/10 - 12:08 PM]
Cartoon Network Launches Free Mobile Apps
The new app allows fans to watch Cartoon Network's most popular shows on the go.

[12/16/10 - 12:07 PM]
USA Delivers Best Week of 2010
USA spins the numbers for the week of December 6-12.

[12/16/10 - 12:03 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Bank$ on Donald Trump: Network Seals Deal to Roast World Renowned Business Magnate
The show is scheduled to tape on March 9 in New York City for an Spring 2011 air date.

[12/16/10 - 11:58 AM]
Video: FOX's "Traffic Light" - All-New Trailer
The series, formerly known as "Mixed Signals," premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 9:30/8:30c.

[12/16/10 - 11:52 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Season-High Ratings
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 11.

[12/16/10 - 11:25 AM]
TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" Honored With Two Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Nominations
"'Hot in Cleveland' is lightning in a bottle with these four fabulous women," said Larry W. Jones.

[12/16/10 - 11:20 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate Season-High Margins of Victory for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Dec. 6-10
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 6-10.

[12/16/10 - 10:42 AM]
The Boys Are Back Living the Dream and Selling the Lifestyle When Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" Returns Tuesday, February 1 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: Josh Altman joins returning cast members Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand.

[12/16/10 - 10:07 AM]
Sao Paulo, Brazil to Host the 2011 Miss Universe(R) Pageant Live on NBC
Next year's event airs Monday, September 12 on the Peacock.

[12/16/10 - 10:00 AM]
NBC Announces the Celebrities Tracing Their Family Trees on Season Two of "Who Do You Think You Are?" Premiering February 4
Plus: the new season gets pushed back two weeks from its original return date, January 21.

[12/16/10 - 09:54 AM]
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys to Perform Together Live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011," Airing December 31 on ABC
They join previously announced acts Ke$ha and Taio Cruz in Times Square.

[12/16/10 - 09:44 AM]
NBC Locks in Sunday Plans for Winter
On tap are the network premieres of "Juno" (February 13) and the "Sex and the City" movie (January 23) as well as a new two-hour special "SNL Backstage" (February 20).

[12/16/10 - 09:38 AM]
Food Network Rings In 2011 With Star Chefs Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine
Said lineup includes the return of "Worst Cooks in America" plus the debut of "Restaurant: Impossible."

[12/16/10 - 09:36 AM]
The Penultimate Episode of "Survivor: Nicaragua" Delivers Largest Audience Since Its Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 15.

[12/16/10 - 09:14 AM]
The "46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" Will Be Broadcast Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 on CBS
Plus: "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country," a new concert special, to tape April 4 for broadcast at a later date.

[12/16/10 - 09:06 AM]
Showtime Free Preview Weekend Available to Over 60 Million Homes Starting Friday, January 7
Said stunt is timed with the January 9 premieres of "Californication," "Episodes" and "Shameless."

[12/16/10 - 08:59 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 in Total Viewers and Among Adults 25-54 for the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 6-10.

[12/16/10 - 08:50 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals on CBS Top the Night
Plus: "The Sing-Off" delivers NBC time period highs this season among adults 18-49.

[12/16/10 - 08:23 AM]
Bravo Media Marks Fifth Consecutive Best Year Ever Across All Key Demos, Digital Platforms, and Financial Metrics
Bravo spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/16/10 - 08:21 AM]
BBC Worldwide Brings "Doctor Who" to App Store
"Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time App" is available now for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

[12/16/10 - 08:19 AM]
MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011" to Provide Comedic Look Back at Year
Whitney Cummings hosts the event, featuring the cast of "Jersey Shore," Bobby Moynihan, Nick Kroll, Keenan Cahill and Flo Rida.

[12/16/10 - 08:02 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Multi-Camera Comedy "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures," Plans Packed First Quarter of New Series Premieres
"House of Anubis," "Power Rangers Samurai," "Bubble Guppies" and "Supah Ninjas" are also due in early 2011.

[12/16/10 - 07:53 AM]
Cartoon Network and Kids Foot Locker Offer One Lucky Viewer the Opportunity to Attend The First-Ever "Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards"
Plus: Kids Foot Locker will sponsor a voting category, awarding the athlete with the best sense of style, featured during the awards show.

[12/16/10 - 07:49 AM]
Oxygen Media Presents the Art of the Tattoo With New Competition Series "Best Ink" (WT)
Additionally, the network has renewed "Hair Battle Spectacular" for a second season.

[12/16/10 - 07:48 AM]
PBS Kids Tops Fall Nielsen Ratings, Kicks Off December With Special Holiday Episodes Featuring Favorite Characters
PBS Kids spins the numbers for September, October and November.

[12/16/10 - 06:14 AM]
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announcement
"Modern Family" leads all TV series with four nominations with six series tied with three nods.

[12/16/10 - 12:58 AM]
Interview: "The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars" Star Malik Spellman
The series, from executive producer Ice-T, premieres tonight on A&E.

[12/15/10 - 06:23 PM]
SAG to Honor Finest Performances of 2010 at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30
Prior to the televised ceremony, the SAG Honors for television and film stunt ensembles will be announced during the live tnt.tv and tbs.com webcasts from the red carpet.

[12/15/10 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 15
Updates include: Marc Cherry books a new drama at ABC; NBC to preview "Perfect Couples" on December 20; and Joel Gallen inks first-look deal with Sony.

[12/15/10 - 06:04 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "16 & Pregnant" Puts MTV on Top
The reality series leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/15/10 - 01:59 PM]
"Running Wilde" Originals Back on This Sunday... Or Not
FOX studder steps on when we'll see new episodes of the series.

[12/15/10 - 01:29 PM]
BBC America Strengthens Its Commitment to Sci-Fi With All New Supernatural Saturdays in 2011
Plus: Repeats of "The X-Files" premiere Monday, January 3 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT after "Doctor Who" airings at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT.

[12/15/10 - 01:21 PM]
"Good Morning America" Teams Up With ABC's "Modern Family" in Search of a Real American Modern Family
Plus: "GMA" will travel to the set of "Modern Family" the week of February 14 to "give viewers an exclusive, all access, behind-the-scenes look at the popular hit show."

[12/15/10 - 12:48 PM]
AMC Greenlights "Hell on Wheels" to Full Series Order
Anson Mount stars as "a former Confederate soldier whose quest for vengeance has led him westward to work on the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad."

[12/15/10 - 12:25 PM]
"Comedy Central Presents" is Back! Featuring Today's Best and Brightest Stand-Up Talent, the 15th Season Premieres Friday, January 21 at 11:00 p.m.
The new season's lineup includes Natasha Leggero, Kyle Kinane, Chelsea Peretti, Hari Kondabolu, Mike Vecchione, Jack Whitehall, Jessi Klein and Sheng Wang.

[12/15/10 - 11:24 AM]
Nickelodeon Is 2010's Top-Ranked Cable Network, Marks 16 Years as Number One
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 10:45 AM]
CMT's Bob Kusbit Returns to Production
Kusbit will return full-time to his company, One Louder Productions, which has an overall deal with MTV Networks and includes a series of "Made" episodes designed specifically for CMT.

[12/15/10 - 10:39 AM]
...Loses 181 Pounds to Become "The Biggest Loser" and Gain $250,000 at Last Night's Live Season 10 Finale on NBC
The Peacock details the winner of "The Biggest Loser's" latest edition.

[12/15/10 - 10:36 AM]
Animal Planet Debuts Miniseries "Infested!" With Stories of Extreme Infestations Where Dream Homes Become Living Nightmares
The project, from Darlow Smithson Productions, premieres Sunday, January 9.

[12/15/10 - 09:57 AM]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces its Inductees for 2011
The 26th annual ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will be broadcast on Fuse.

[12/15/10 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Reveals the Bachelorettes for 15th Edition of "The Bachelor"
Said lineup includes "a good natured funeral director, an emotional waitress, a sexy model who is a real vixen, a competitive hairstylist, a sweet children's hospital event planner and a sassy divorcee."

[12/15/10 - 09:36 AM]
truTV Scores Another Record-Setting Year, Including First-Ever Top 10 Finish Among Men 18-49
truTV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 09:36 AM]
Mandy Patinkin Joins Showtime's Drama Pilot "Homeland"
He will portray a pivotal role in the series as Saul, "a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie's (Claire Danes) boss and mentor."

[12/15/10 - 09:34 AM]
TNT on Track to Win First Place Among Key Adult Demo in 2010; Network Achieves 6% Overall Audience Growth
TNT spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 09:29 AM]
TBS Retakes First Place Among Adults 18-34 in Primetime; Network Scored Big in 2010 with Late-Night and Original Sitcoms
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/15/10 - 09:16 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces "PaleyFest2011"
"True Blood," "The Walking Dead," "American Idol" and a reunion of the casts of Judd Apatow's "Freaks & Geeks" and "Undeclared" are among the first wave.

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[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."

[10/26/16 - 08:16 AM]
Cubs vs. Indians Delivers Best Metered Market Rating for Game 1 of the World Series Since 2009
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/26/16 - 07:47 AM]
2016 MTV EMAS Embraces Fans-First Innovation
The 2016 MTV EMAs are the first-ever awards show to launch a Facebook Messenger interactive bot to give fans an exclusive way to engage with the live show.

[10/26/16 - 07:02 AM]
National Geographic Goes "Further" - Company Announces Global Rebrand Extending Across Entire Organization
The rebrand will coincide with the global event series premiere of "Mars," the epic story of mankind's thrilling quest to colonize Mars, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, on Monday, November 14.