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[02/02/11 - 10:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 2
Updates include: CBS books two more pilots; Amber Heard in talks for NBC's "Playboy"; and MTV to roll out "Teen Wolf" on Sunday, June 5.

[02/02/11 - 04:59 PM]
Hulu and Viacom Announce Content Partnership
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" are among the shows returning to Hulu.com.

[02/02/11 - 04:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "The Game" Holds Off "Teen Mom"
The BET comedy is the night's top draw in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/02/11 - 04:02 PM]
CBS Renews "NCIS" for the 2011-2012 Season
"It's simply amazing that a show in its eighth season continues to perform at such an elite level," said Nina Tassler.

[02/02/11 - 03:34 PM]
TV Land Celebrates Black History Month With "AfriCOBRA: Art For The People" On February 7
Phylicia Rashad narrates the half-hour special, airing next Monday at 8:30/7:30c.

[02/02/11 - 03:15 PM]
Metal Giant (Iron Invader) and Escaped Bugs (Area 51) Threaten Humankind in February Syfy Saturday Original Movies
Kavan Smith, Nicole de Boer and Donnelly Rhodes star in the former with Bruce Boxleitner, John Shea and Jason London toplining the latter.

[02/02/11 - 03:08 PM]
HBO Shines a Spotlight on Legendary Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub as HBO Documentary Films Acquires Worldwide Rights to Feature-Length Documentary "His Way"
Among those interviewed: George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Ellen Barkin, James Caan, Elliott Gould, Andy Garcia and Ralph Macchio.

[02/02/11 - 02:25 PM]
USA Network Names Heather Olander Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming
Olander was most recently VP of programming and development for CBS Television Distribution.

[02/02/11 - 12:49 PM]
Lifetime's "Seriously Funny Kids" and "One Born Every Minute" Post Triple Digit Growth vs. February 2010 Averages in Premieres
Lifetime spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 12:32 PM]
NBC's "Event" to Now Return March 7; "Friday Night Lights" Back on April 15
Plus: "Harry's Law" repeat stunt set for Sunday, February 13; and "The Celebrity Apprentice" to get super-sized on Sunday, May 8.

[02/02/11 - 12:31 PM]
Bravo Raises Its Brow on the Pop Culture Grid With "The Approval Matrix" Special Premiering Wednesday, February 16th at 11PM ET/PT
Plus: Colin Firth to visit "Inside The Actors Studio" on Monday, February 7 at 7:00/6:00c.

[02/02/11 - 11:32 AM]
Oxygen Media's Hit Dating Competition Series "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too" Returns on April 18 at 10PM ET/PT
Tanisha Thomas hosts the new season, which also features fellow "BGC" alums Natalie, Amber B. and Lea.

[02/02/11 - 11:12 AM]
"One Tree Hill" & "Hellcats" Pair for The CW's Most Watched Tuesday Night in More Than a Year
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 11:08 AM]
Spend Super Bowl Sunday at The "Jersey Shore" With MTV's "Jersey Bowl" Season Three Marathon
Plus: look for an exclusive sneak peek of the remainder of the season when the marathon concludes at 6pm ET/3pm PT.

[02/02/11 - 11:05 AM]
"Saturday Night Live Backstage" Showcases Behind-the-Scenes Exclusives, A New Two-Hour Special on Sunday, February 20 from 9-11 PM ET/PT on NBC
The special is "both a fast-paced journey through the years and an insider's view of how and why it continues to be the trendsetting show that it is."

[02/02/11 - 10:25 AM]
Bellator Fighting Championships to Air New Season Live Saturday Nights on MTV2
The 12-week season will premiere Saturday, March 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/02/11 - 10:15 AM]
"America's Next Top Model" Struts Down the High-Fashion Runway to Kick-Off Cycle 16 on Wednesday, February 23, on The CW
The netlet details this year's 14 participants plus upcoming guest judges.

[02/02/11 - 09:51 AM]
TLC Takes It to a New Level With Series Debut "Outrageous Kid Parties"
The four-part series will follow "Cake Boss" on Monday nights beginning February 21.

[02/02/11 - 09:36 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Line-up Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 09:31 AM]
Jamie Oliver Goes on an International Food Adventure Across Europe and North Africa in "Jamie's Food Escapes"
The six-episode series launches Wednesday, February 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/02/11 - 09:30 AM]
"NCIS" Soars to New Ratings Heights
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 1.

[02/02/11 - 09:10 AM]
Tim Duffy Promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV
Duffy previously served as vice president, original programming, Spike TV.

[02/02/11 - 09:03 AM]
TLC Heats Up January With Year-Over-Year Increases in Key Demos
TLC spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/02/11 - 09:03 AM]
Jayson Dinsmore Joins CMT as Executive Vice President, Development
Dinsmore was formerly senior vice president, alternative development at NBC.

[02/02/11 - 08:48 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Two Record-Breaking Series "Confessions: Animal Hoarding" and "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The returning series will roll out third quarter 2011 and fourth quarter 2011, respectively.

[02/02/11 - 08:43 AM]
Bigpoint and Syfy Partner to Offer "Battlestar Galactica Online" Open Beta Exclusively on Syfy.com and Syfy.co.uk for First Week Beginning Tuesday, February 8
The game is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay.

[02/02/11 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Returns Big for CBS
Plus: The CW sees huge week-to-week growth from "One Tree Hill."

[02/02/11 - 07:59 AM]
"Treasure Island" to Premiere on Syfy in 2012
The two-part event stars Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn and Donald Sutherland as Flint.

[02/02/11 - 06:30 AM]
Additional Grammy(R) Performers Announced for "The 53rd Annual Grammy(R) Awards" Feb. 13
Drake and Rihanna will perform together, and Cee Lo Green will be joined by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets in a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

[02/01/11 - 11:58 PM]
NBC's "Wonder Woman" Pilot: 10 Questions Answered
We answer the frequently asked questions about the project, plus reveal some exclusive new details - including how David E. Kelley hopes to include Katy Perry.

[02/01/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 1
Updates include: Jonathan Demme to direct CBS pilot; NBC rolls back "The Cape" order; and over a dozen more pilots get greenlit.

[02/01/11 - 06:10 PM]
"The Kennedys" World Premiere Movie Event on ReelzChannel
The mini-series, starring Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson will premiere Sunday, April 3 on the network.

[02/01/11 - 04:47 PM]
TNT's Pilot of Updated "Dallas" to Feature Returns of Original Series Stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
Jordana Brewster and Josh Henderson to also star in the project, to be directed by Michael M. Robin.

[02/01/11 - 03:48 PM]
"American Chopper: Senior vs Junior" Rides to Glory With Highest Ratings Since 2004
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, January 31.

[02/01/11 - 03:46 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Builds Yet Again
Both episodes of History's original series crack the seven million viewer mark last night.

[02/01/11 - 03:36 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Atlanta" Tops "Kourtney & Kim"
Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise is tops in total viewers, adults 18-49.

[02/01/11 - 02:14 PM]
NBC Announces Carson Daly as Host of New Competition Series "The Voice," Due to Premiere in Spring 2011
"Carson is the perfect choice to host this exciting new series owing to his credibility, popularity and relevance in both the music world and social media," said Paul Telegdy.

[02/01/11 - 02:05 PM]
USA Originals Lead Way to Ratings Win
USA spins the numbers for the week of January 24-30.

[02/01/11 - 02:05 PM]
TLC's "DC Cupcakes" Returns Sweeter Than Ever for Season Two
The show's 12-episode sophomore run rolls out Friday, February 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/01/11 - 02:04 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winning Original Series "Out of the Wild" Returns, This Time in Venezuela's Unforgiving Wilderness
The eight-part series premieres Thursday, February 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[02/01/11 - 01:11 PM]
Discovery Channel Sees Second Largest Male Audience Ever in January
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/01/11 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Announces Additional Comedy Series Airings This Spring
"Cougar Town" and "Better with You" will follow "Dancing With the Stars" in special Monday airings; plus "Happy Endings" to launch with back-to-back episodes.

[02/01/11 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Announces New Drama "Body of Proof" Airing on a Special Night and Time, Sunday, April 3 at 10:00 P.M.
The show's second episode will follow "Desperate Housewives" on said night.

[02/01/11 - 12:27 PM]
A Helluva Town and My Kinda Town, "Cash Cab" Returns Followed by Series Launch of "Cash Cab Chicago"
Both series will air weeknights starting at 6:00/5:00c beginning Monday, February 14.

[02/01/11 - 12:14 PM]
Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Mega Python Vs Gatoroid," Starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany, Devours 2.35 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Saturday, January 29 and the month of January.

[02/01/11 - 12:05 PM]
Host Russell Brand and Musical Guest Chris Brown Make "SNL" Debuts on February 12
Brand will lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature "Hop" due out April 1st, and will also star in the remake of "Arthur" alongside Helen Mirren on April 8.

[02/01/11 - 11:49 AM]
CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery" Wins Saturday Night With Its Largest Audience Since 2009
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 29.

[02/01/11 - 11:48 AM]
Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation of "The Lost Valentine" Is the Week's #1 Scripted Program
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 24-30.

[02/01/11 - 11:45 AM]
Disney XD Sets January Highs in Total Day and Prime
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/01/11 - 11:44 AM]
January 2011 is Disney Channel's Most-Watched January Ever in Total Day
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of January.







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[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."

[09/17/14 - 06:15 AM]
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Returns to CBS, Tuesday, Dec. 9 on the CBS Television Network
The show, seen in approximately 200 countries, will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show.

[09/17/14 - 06:05 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" Unwraps Blockbuster Holiday Schedule
The 24/7 holiday schedule will also feature the world premiere of two brand-new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries originals, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" and "The Christmas Secret."

[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
"It's hard to be shocked in my line of work, but I'm continually amazed at how revealing the contestants on the show have been," says Springer.

[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.