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[01/21/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 21
Updates include: CBS, ION to share "Flashpoint"; HBO eyes Julian Assange film; and a whopping nine projects are ordered to pilot.

[01/21/11 - 02:56 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Breaks Records Again With 4.2 Million Total Viewers in Combined Prime Telecasts
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, January 20.

[01/21/11 - 02:27 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Still Unstoppable
The MTV staple trumps USA's "Royal Pains" and "Fairly Legal" in total viewers, A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight" in demos.

[01/21/11 - 01:17 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore" Hits All-Time High With 8.9 Million Total Viewers In Its Third Week
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, January 20.

[01/21/11 - 12:46 PM]
IFC Partners With Aloft Hotels and Zipcar to Support New Original Comedy Series, "Portlandia"
The series, from Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, premiers tonight at 10:30/9:30c on the cable channel.

[01/21/11 - 12:41 PM]
"The Office" Web Series "The Podcast" Makes Its NBC.com Premiere
"The Podcast" was previously released on the "The Office: Digital Shorts Collection."

[01/21/11 - 12:40 PM]
ABC News Announces Special Coverage for the State of the Union Address
ABCNews.com will live stream the network's coverage of the President's address and the Republican response.

[01/21/11 - 12:07 PM]
Jay Leno Wins the 11:35 P.M. Hour for the Week of Jan. 10-14 Over All Cable and Broadcast Entertainment Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 10-14.

[01/21/11 - 10:52 AM]
Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Josh Duhamel, LL Cool J, Cory Monteith and Amy Poehler to Present at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
They join previously announced presenters Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank and Betty White.

[01/21/11 - 10:48 AM]
"Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" Season 4 Finale Scores Season Highs With a .8 Rating in the Key 18-49 Demo and Attracts 1.3 Million Total Viewers
VH1 spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 19.

[01/21/11 - 10:09 AM]
"A Barbara Walters Special: A Matter of Life and Death" Airs Friday, February 4 on ABC
The special features Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Regis Philbin, Charlie Rose and Walters herself on their triumphs over heart disease.

[01/21/11 - 09:33 AM]
CBS Still Has a "Big Bang" at 8:00 PM Opposite "Idol"
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 20.

[01/21/11 - 09:24 AM]
"Nightline" is #1 in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 10-14.

[01/21/11 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Lifts "Bones," FOX to Victory
Plus: NBC's "30 Rock" sees bump at 10:00/9:00c from its last 8:30/7:30c original.

[01/21/11 - 08:40 AM]
"Wipeout" Marks ABC's Top Results in 6 Years Against "Idol" Premiere Night Two
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 20.

[01/21/11 - 07:45 AM]
Syfy.com Announces New Sci-Fi Web Series "The Mercury Men" Debuts in Early 2011
The site's last original, "Riese: Kingdom Falling," generated 1.2 million streams in only two months.

[01/21/11 - 07:40 AM]
TLC Announces Chandra Leavy Docu-Movie
The program is slated to air in May 2011, on the 10-year anniversary of Levy's disappearance.

[01/20/11 - 10:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 20
Updates include: Annie Ilonzeh to play one of "Charlie's Angels" at ABC; and Dawn Olivieri joins Don Cheadle on Showtime's "House of Lies."

[01/20/11 - 05:42 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Wins Demo Race
The A&E original edges out Bravo's "Top Chef" in adults 18-49, falls short of TV Land's "Cleveland" among total viewers.

[01/20/11 - 04:16 PM]
TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" Second Season Premiere Wins 10PM Cable Timeslot
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 19.

[01/20/11 - 03:09 PM]
TLC Renews "Next Great Baker"
The second season is currently scheduled to premiere in late 2011.

[01/20/11 - 02:23 PM]
Statement from ABC News President Ben Sherwood Regarding "Nightline"
ABC has given a firm commitment for 13 hours in prime for "Nightline" to produce this year.

[01/20/11 - 12:57 PM]
"E! True Hollywood Story: Kate Gosselin" Premieres February 2, 2011 @ 10:00 PM, ET/PT on E!
As E!'s Ken Baker says, Kate is "quite simply the most famous mom in reality TV history."

[01/20/11 - 12:57 PM]
A&E's "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Presents Its 200th Episode on Wednesday, January 26
The two-hour event, beginning at 8:00/7:00c, includes a one-hour look back at the last seven seasons.

[01/20/11 - 12:51 PM]
ABC Family to Present Exclusive Debut of Avril Lavigne's New Music Video as Part of "Mean Girls 2" Movie Premiere on Sunday, January 23 at 8:00PM ET/PT
The original "Mean Girls," starring Lindsay Lohan, will precede the premiere at 6:00/5:00c.

[01/20/11 - 12:50 PM]
The Hunt Is On When ABC Premieres "Take the Money and Run," Thursday, April 14
The series combines "an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people in different locales trying to outwit legitimate professionals."

[01/20/11 - 12:44 PM]
"Jump City: Seattle" Leaps Into Living Rooms When Parkour Sport Competition Series Premieres Tuesday, February 15 on G4
Blair Herter and Brady Romberg host the project, which will feature established Parkour athletes.

[01/20/11 - 12:43 PM]
GSN Signs Acclaimed Television Personality Wendy Williams to Host New Original Series "Love Triangle," Premiering April 18, 2011
The "unique talk-show/game-show format will focus on a dater caught in a real-life love triangle."

[01/20/11 - 12:42 PM]
BBC Worldwide Surfs Into NATPE 2011 With Hot New Shows
Highlights include the BBC America series "Luther" and "Outcasts."

[01/20/11 - 12:32 PM]
Nickelodeon Debuts New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Anthology, "Legends of Bikini Bottom", First on Facebook, Followed by Prime-Time TV Premiere, Jan. 27 & 28
Ginnifer Goodwin and Amy Sedaris guest star in the "all-new, deep-sea 'SpongeBob SquarePants' tales."

[01/20/11 - 12:02 PM]
CBS News Announces Coverage Plans Across All Platforms for President Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address
The live primetime coverage will be followed by a live webcast anchored by Katie Couric.

[01/20/11 - 11:38 AM]
Spike TV's "1000 Ways to Die" Is Back With More All New Episodes Beginning Tuesday, February 8 at 10PM ET/PT!
Plus: a sneak preview of the upcoming segment "Wet Dream."

[01/20/11 - 11:34 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" to Broadcast Sixth Consecutive Post-Academy Awards(R) Special, Sunday, February 27 on ABC
The annual special will air immediately following the late local news (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET, approx).

[01/20/11 - 11:10 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Says "Aloha" to New Cast Member: Larisa Oleynik Joins Cast of Hit Show In Recurring Role
She'll play "ex-CIA analyst brought to Hawaii to assist Five-0 in its pursuit of McGarrett's arch nemesis, Wo Fat."

[01/20/11 - 10:16 AM]
truTV Shines Spotlight on Breakout "All Worked Up" Personalities With New Spinoff Series "Lizard Lick Towing"
The spin-off is slated to premiere Monday, February 7 at 10:00/9:00c following an all-new episode of the parent series.

[01/20/11 - 10:09 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Rosie O'Donnell as Collaborator for OWN Documentary Film Club
In addition, OWN will air a one-hour special hosted by O'Donnell following the world television premiere of "Becoming Chaz" in May.

[01/20/11 - 10:05 AM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "The Game" Still Reigns for BET
The former CW series is cable's top draw by wide margins once again.

[01/20/11 - 09:39 AM]
"Blue Bloods" Delivers Its Largest Audience and Highest Adult 25-54 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 19.

[01/20/11 - 09:01 AM]
"GTTV With Geoff Keighley" Levels up for 2011 New Look, New Segments and a New Technology Correspondent Fuel the Brand New Season, Premiering Thursday, January 27 on Spike TV
"We couldn't be more excited to offer our viewers a bigger, better and broader GTTV for 2011," said Keighley.

[01/20/11 - 08:59 AM]
ABC Posts Strong Year-Over-Year Gains Against the "Idol" Opener
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 19.

[01/20/11 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Returns on Top for FOX
Against the juggernaut, "Live to Dance," "Criminal Minds" and "Chase" all post series lows.

[01/20/11 - 08:43 AM]
Busy Scribe Jeff Kline Signs Series Development and Production Deal With Hasbro Studios
The writer/producer is behind current The Hub offerings "Transformers: Prime" and "G.I. Joe: Renegades."

[01/20/11 - 07:58 AM]
Bravo and Bunchball Team Up to Gamify "Top Chef All-Stars" With "Virtual Top Chef" Game
Plus: the conclusion of the eighth season has been set for Wednesday, April 6.

[01/20/11 - 07:45 AM]
...Is the Next Dance Act Selected by Paula Abdul and the "Live to Dance" Experts to Advance to the Finals
CBS details the latest "Live to Dance" elimination.

[01/20/11 - 07:13 AM]
CBS Sports and Turner Sports Combine Rosters for All-Star Line-up of Announcers for Coverage of 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship
The championship tips-off with the "NCAA First Tour" on truTV Tuesday, March 15.

[01/20/11 - 07:10 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees Justin Bieber and Usher to Perform Together With Jaden Smith
Plus: nominees Lady Antebellum and Muse all have been added to the stellar lineup of performers.

[01/20/11 - 07:03 AM]
Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank, Betty White and SAG President Ken Howard To Present At The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
The ceremony will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at 8 p.m. (ET).

[01/20/11 - 12:59 AM]
Interview: "Parks & Recreation" Co-Creator Michael Schur
Plus: Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Alan Yang on the new season, which bows tonight.

[01/20/11 - 12:07 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Fairly Legal" (USA)

[01/19/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 19
Updates include: Michael Clarke Duncan joins FOX's "Bones" spin-off; Ronald D. Moore, Jack Burditt pilots move forward; and ABC books dates for "Shark Tank" (March 25), "Take the Money and Run" (April 14).







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[10/18/17 - 02:00 PM]
"Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson" Airs Sunday, October 22, on FOX
The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode "Homer at the Bat," in addition to Homer Simpson's induction into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year.

[10/18/17 - 12:19 PM]
Nat Geo WILD's "Savage Kingdom: Uprising" Continues to Push the Boundaries of Wildlife Storytelling
Emmy-nominated actor Charles Dance returns to narrate Savage Kingdom: Uprising, a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[10/18/17 - 11:57 AM]
Video: Josie and the Pussycats Make a Fur-ocious Return to Season Two of "Riverdale" with a New Rendition of "Milkshake" by Kelis
As the gang gathers for "Retro Night," the Pussycats perform a rendition of the song "Milkshake" by Kelis while a packed crowd looks on.

[10/18/17 - 11:44 AM]
Lifetime and NeueHouse Madison Square Women's Forum Partner on Luminaries Screening and Conversation Series
The "Luminaries" screening series will be made available to NeueHouse members, followed by a moderated conversation featuring some of the film's stars and creative teams.

[10/18/17 - 11:01 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air "Queen Sugar" Finale After-Show Special Hosted by Oprah Winfrey Wednesday, November 15
Hosted by Oprah Winfrey, who is also an executive producer on the popular drama, the after-show special will feature exclusive interviews with DuVernay, the ensemble cast and an audience of fans.

[10/18/17 - 10:50 AM]
Velocity Partners with The National Compassion Fund Las Vegas to Support Las Vegas Victims at Velocity's "Barrett-Jackson Live"
Throughout the 21 hours of live coverage, Velocity will offer a Text-To-Donate initiative inviting viewers to text VEGAS to 707070 to support The National Compassion Fund Las Vegas.

[10/18/17 - 10:30 AM]
Tony Award Winner Jane Krakowski and Emmy Award Nominee Chris Diamantopoulos Join Cast of FOX's Live Musical Event, "A Christmas Story Live!," Airing Sunday, December 17, on FOX
Krakowski will play "Miss Shields," the teacher of nine-year-old "Ralphie Parker"; and Diamantopoulos will portray "Ralphie's" dad.

[10/18/17 - 10:21 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere New Drama Series "The Chi" on Sunday, January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.

[10/18/17 - 10:03 AM]
Alicia Keys Makes Her Triumphant Return as 15-Time Grammy Award Winner Reclaims a Red Chair on Season 14 of "The Voice"
Keys will be joined by Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, who will be making her coaching debut on "The Voice."

[10/18/17 - 09:38 AM]
E!'s Long-Running Comedy Franchise "Fashion Police" Hands Out Its Last Violation as Series Finale Special Airs Monday, November 27 at 8:00PM ET/PT
Over the past 20 years, the show has welcomed some of the most notable celebrities from the worlds of fashion, entertainment and sports.

[10/18/17 - 09:32 AM]
Video: Andy Samberg, Judy Greer and More Join "Lady Dynamite" - See the All-New Trailer for Season 2!
This season finds our precious Maria embarking on her greatest adventure ever - love.

[10/18/17 - 08:45 AM]
Freeform Commits to "Alone Together," Greenlights Second Season Ahead of January 10 Series Premiere
"'Alone Together' is easily the best show ever made," said The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. "If you don't watch it, you're a fool. There are 4 million shows on TV, but this is the only one worth watching."

[10/18/17 - 08:13 AM]
First Performers Announced for "The 51st Annual CMA Awards," Airing Wednesday, November 8, on the ABC Television Network
Fans will enjoy special performances by CMA Awards nominees Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Underwood.

[10/18/17 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock's top drama is up year-to-year among adults 18-49.

[10/18/17 - 07:49 AM]
Freeform Doubles Down on the Laughs with Brand-New Wednesday Night Comedy Block
Look for newcomers "grown-ish" and "Alone Together" on said night as Freeform further reveals its 2018 plans.