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[12/24/10 - 08:40 PM]
Development Update: December 22-24
Updates include: "The Mentalist's" Simon Baker inks a new deal with Warner Bros. Television to continue through its seventh season.

[12/24/10 - 09:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dr. Seuss" Lifts ABC
FOX's "Million Dollar Money Drop" falls short of the Alphabet's "Grinch" rebroadcasts.

[12/24/10 - 08:56 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 23.

[12/24/10 - 08:41 AM]
Exclusive: Discovery Revises 2011 Premieres, Animal Planet Sets New Launches
Plus: "American Loggers" returns Friday, February 25 while "Man vs. Wild" is due back on Thursday, February 17.

[12/23/10 - 10:35 AM]
ABC's Repeat Comedies Lead Original Competition on Wednesday
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 22.

[12/23/10 - 10:19 AM]
"Auction Hunters" Delivers Big Ratings for Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 21.

[12/23/10 - 10:13 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver Season Highs in Total Viewers to Rule the Late-Night Ratings Week of Dec. 13-17
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 13-17.

[12/23/10 - 10:10 AM]
E! Entertainment Special: Katy Perry Premieres December 29th at 10:00 PM ET/PT on E!
In this special, Katy sits down "to share her highly entertaining story of perseverance, dedication and success."

[12/23/10 - 09:56 AM]
"Nightline" Is No. 2 in Total Viewers and Among Adults 18-49 for the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 13-17.

[12/23/10 - 08:52 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Give FOX Demo Victory
"Human Target," "Million Dollar Money Drop" lead the demo charge for the network.

[12/22/10 - 12:56 PM]
MTV Closes Series Option Deal With "Jersey Shore" Cast Member Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio
A pilot presentation with Delvecchio was shot by 495 Productions in September.

[12/22/10 - 12:17 PM]
TV Land Boasts Highest-Rated Year in Primetime Since 2007, Scoring Double-Digit Gains Across Key Demos
TV Land spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/22/10 - 09:15 AM]
Investigation Discovery is 2010's Fastest Growing Cable Network
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/22/10 - 09:14 AM]
Investigation Discovery Examines Mysterious Tragedies Through the Voices of the Victims in "Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets"
The half-hour series will premiere Monday, January 10 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[12/22/10 - 08:57 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "SNL" Special Hands NBC Demo Crown
A repeat of "A Very Gilly Christmas" is last night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[12/22/10 - 08:05 AM]
mtvU Names Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Hip Hop Artist Nicki Minaj as "mtvU Man and Woman of the Year"
Beginning today, mtvU will profile Secretary Gates and Minaj to millions of students around the United States in short-form segments on-air and online.

[12/22/10 - 08:00 AM]
CMT Rings in the New Year With Marathons of Nostalgic Favorites "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Dallas" and "Green Acres"
Both "Dallas" and "Green Acres" will make their network premieres on the cable channel.

[12/22/10 - 07:02 AM]
MTV to Ring in the New Year With Snooki Drop, Comedic Bash of 2010 and Much More
Plus: the cast of "Jersey Shore" will work to entice the crowds of Times Square to set the Guinness World Record for the most people fist pumping.

[12/21/10 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 21
Updates include: "Life's" Damian Lewis to join Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin on Showtime's "Homeland" pilot.

[12/21/10 - 05:40 PM]
CBS Announces Mid-Season Additions and Time Period Moves
Upcoming launches include "Chaos" (April 1), "Mad Love" (February 21) and "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" (February 16).

[12/21/10 - 03:24 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Wins the Night: Bears-Vikings Game Scores 11.6 Rating and 17.1 Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 20.

[12/21/10 - 01:35 PM]
...On the Series Finale of "Medium," Friday, Jan. 21
CBS details the show's final episode, written by Craig Sweeny, Robert Doherty & Glenn Gordon Caron (SPOILERS!).

[12/21/10 - 01:34 PM]
"Survivor: Redemption Island," The 22nd Edition of Television's Longest-Running Reality Competition Series, Premieres Wednesday, Feb. 16, 8:00-9:00 PM
CBS formally announces the show's return date.

[12/21/10 - 01:13 PM]
Video: "Southland" - Season Three Preview
The new season premieres Tuesday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c on TNT.

[12/21/10 - 01:12 PM]
"Young Justice" Series Premiere Friday, January 7 at 7pm (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network!
The new animated series features Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis.

[12/21/10 - 12:42 PM]
NBC.com Offers Fans an Opportunity to Catch-Up With Full Season-to-Date Episodes of Many of Its Most Popular Series for the Holidays
Plus: "The Event" offering will also include a never-before-seen deleted scenes and commentary from show creator Nick Wauters.

[12/21/10 - 12:19 PM]
MTV Ends 2010 With Biggest Ratings Gain in a Decade
MTV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/21/10 - 11:43 AM]
TLC Airs All-New Documentary "Willima, Kate and 8 Royal Weddings" on Sunday, January 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The documentary "captures the beauty, pageantry, and even intimacy of all the Royal weddings since Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in 1947."

[12/21/10 - 11:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel Is Once Again the Top Destination for Holiday Programming, Ranking #1 on Saturday Nights
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 18.

[12/21/10 - 10:52 AM]
FX Sets Return Date for Season Two of "Justified"
The show's sophomore season kicks off Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/21/10 - 10:44 AM]
NBC Wins the Primetime Week of Dec. 13-19 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 13-19.

[12/21/10 - 10:26 AM]
CBS Wins in Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the 12th Time in 13 Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 13-19.

[12/21/10 - 10:22 AM]
ABC's "Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You" Delivers Big Week-to-Week Time Period Gains
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 13-19.

[12/21/10 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Family Stands as Cable's No. 1 Network in Prime for the 3rd Consecutive Week Among Women 18-34 and Women 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of December 13-19.

[12/21/10 - 09:45 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Gayle King and Robin Meade to Moderate "Ask Oprah's All Stars"
The four two-hour primetime specials also feature Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Suze Orman.

[12/21/10 - 09:41 AM]
Ex-Cons Return to the Kitchen as Planet Green Serves Up a Second Season of "Conviction Kitchen"
The new season rolls out Friday, January 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/21/10 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Draws 18.7 Million Viewers - Its Largest Audience in Over Two Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, December 19.

[12/21/10 - 08:57 AM]
Opulent City Residences Take Center Stage in New Season of "Selling New York"
The HGTV series returns Thursday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c following a sneak preview on New Year's Day.

[12/21/10 - 08:48 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sing-Off" Finale Leads NBC to Victory
Said swan song however hits season lows among adults 18-49 for its Monday broadcasts.

[12/21/10 - 08:48 AM]
Oxygen Media Teams Up with Pop Sensation Kimberly Cole for Network's First Ever Co-Branded Album to Be Released on iTunes December 21
The album, titled "Bad Girls Club," will feature songs from the upcoming season of the popular series.

[12/21/10 - 08:45 AM]
Bravo Counts Down the Best in Reality TV and Rings in 2011 in the "Watch What Happens: Live" Clubhouse
The network further details its upcoming specials "Shep and Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010" and "Watch What Happens Live: Andy's New Year's Eve Party."

[12/21/10 - 08:15 AM]
"World's Oldest Conjoined Twins Move Home" Premieres Wednesday, December 22 at 8/7c on TLC
Plus: check out the trailer for the special, featuring Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon.

[12/21/10 - 08:01 AM]
HBO to Shoot the Broadway Hit "The Pee-Wee Herman Show," Starring Paul Reubens, for An All-New Special Debuting on the Network in 2011
The special will shoot at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre New York this January, immediately following the conclusion of its exclusive Broadway engagement.

[12/21/10 - 06:55 AM]
The Greatest Tank Battles Are Brought to Life in Military Channel's Newest Series, Premiering January 5
"Greatest Tank Battles," a 10-episode series, will air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/21/10 - 06:40 AM]
"New Year's Eve Live" to Feature Special Correspondent Brandy and Performances by Plain White T's and Jabbawockeez Friday, December 31, on FOX
They'll join previously announced performers Travie McCoy and David Archuleta.

[12/21/10 - 06:18 AM]
Video: The Holidays Are Here Early as MTV Gives Fans the Gift of "Jersey Shore" with the New Season Trailer!
Season two resumes Thursday, January 6 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/20/10 - 11:11 PM]
Exclusive: TLC Books "The Opener" for January 3
The David Adjey-led series will follow "Cake Boss: Next Great Baker."

[12/20/10 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 20
Updates include: Ira Steven Behr to run Syfy's "Alphas"; and Shonda Rhimes lands ABC's first drama pilot order this cycle.

[12/20/10 - 03:00 PM]
"Parenthood," "The Event," "Office," "Outsourced" and "Apprentice" Rank #1 in Their Categories in Biggest DVR Jump
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of November 29-December 5.

[12/20/10 - 02:10 PM]
"Gold Rush: Alaska" Is #1 Program in All of Television Among Men 25-54
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, December 17.







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[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
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The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.

[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
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The series will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer #2 for "Stranger Things"
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