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[02/03/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 3
Updates include: NBC orders four more pilots; Jesse McCartney joins "Locke & Key" at FOX; and Comedy Central sets a return date for "Futurama."

[02/03/11 - 03:44 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Still on Top
A&E's hit series holds off Bravo's "Top Chef," TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland."

[02/03/11 - 03:16 PM]
Exclusive: NBC Puts "Chase" on Hiatus
Back-to-back episodes of "Minute to Win It" will continue on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future.

[02/03/11 - 02:58 PM]
"Sons of Guns" Fires Up Over 2 Million Viewers
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 2.

[02/03/11 - 12:13 PM]
USA's Exciting Spring Line-Up Brings Reality, Drama and a Prequel
"Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe" is due during said month.

[02/03/11 - 11:54 AM]
Bravo Announces Sweet Pick-Up of "Top Chef Just Desserts" Season Two
Open calls for pastry chefs, as well as the previously announced "Top Chef" season nine series, will be held in cities across the country starting on February 27.

[02/03/11 - 11:32 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Earn Ratings Wins for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 24-28
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 24-28.

[02/03/11 - 11:23 AM]
Zack & Cody Continue the "Suite" Adventure With the Premiere of "The Suite Life Movie," Friday, March 25 on Disney Channel
Reprising their series roles are Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan, Matthew Timmons and Phill Lewis.

[02/03/11 - 10:27 AM]
Bravo Says Bienvenido With Series Premiere of "The Real Housewives of Miami" on Tuesday, February 22 at 10PM ET/PT
The series, formerly known as "Miami Social Club," will bump "The Real Housewives of New York City's" new season to the spring.

[02/03/11 - 09:37 AM]
"Nightline" is No. 1 Among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 24-28.

[02/03/11 - 09:30 AM]
BET Heats up the Winter as Sexy Duo Mehcad Brooks and Selita Ebanks Host BET's "Rip the Runway 2011" on Saturday, February 26 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York
The event will subsequently premiere on Monday, March 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/03/11 - 09:28 AM]
Soon-To-Be-Newlywed Sherri Shepherd Signs on for Second Season as Host of GSN's Hit Show, "The Newlywed Game" - New Season to Premiere April 18, 2011
The new season will be at the heart of an original "love block" of relationship-game show programming.

[02/03/11 - 09:10 AM]
Hitting New Replay Highs, ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's #1 Scripted TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 2.

[02/03/11 - 09:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Minute to Win It" Hits Series High
Plus: ABC's "Cougar Town" climbs in its last airing until April.

[02/03/11 - 08:26 AM]
CMT Pays Tribute to Country Music's Favorite Love Tunes When "CMT 40 Greatest Love Songs" Premieres Saturday, February 12
The two-hour special features exclusive interviews with Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, among others.

[02/03/11 - 08:21 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches "Bad Girls Club: Afterparty" Premiering Monday, February 7 After an Original "Bad Girls Club" With Fan Favorite Tanisha Thomas as Host
The specials will give fans "an additional thirty minutes of programming with commentary from cast members and extended clips."

[02/03/11 - 07:21 AM]
USA Network Launches New Seasons of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "In Plain Sight" Premiering Sunday, May 1
They'll air at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[02/03/11 - 06:37 AM]
Syfy Will Soar to New Heights of Imagination During Its 2011 Upfront Presentation With Special Performance of "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark"
The annual event for the advertising community will take place Tuesday, March 22 at the Foxwoods Theatre.

[02/03/11 - 06:01 AM]
Mick Jagger to Perform Live on the Grammy(R) Stage for the First Time, On "The 53rd Annual Grammy(R) Awards"
Jagger, accompanied by Raphael Saadiq and his band, will perform as part of the telecast's annual "In Memoriam" tribute.

[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.







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[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
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[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
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[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
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