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[02/05/11 - 09:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Returns With a Series High
Last night's second season premiere marked the show's most-watched episode to date.

[02/04/11 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 4
Updates include: CBS, NBC continue to greenlight pilots; Krysten Ritter is ABC's "Bitch in Apt. 23"; and directors are set on a half-dozen pilots.

[02/04/11 - 04:55 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Big Outing for "Jersey Shore"
The show's 4.5 rating among adults 18-49 bests everything on broadcast as well, save for "American Idol."

[02/04/11 - 12:16 PM]
ABC Announces February Sweeps Programming, Including the Series Premiere of "Mr. Sunshine"
The Alphabet details its highlights for the sweeps period. (SPOILERS!)

[02/04/11 - 10:45 AM]
"Onion SportsDome" Delivers Special Social Media Super Bowl Coverage Where Other Outlets Stop Short
@OnionSports, @TheAlexReiser, @MarkShepardSD and @OSNGirlfriends will all be live Tweeting during the game.

[02/04/11 - 10:27 AM]
Corbin Bernsen, Rebecca Budig, Cameron Mathison and Jane Seymour to Guest Star in Soaps-Themed Storyline on ABC's "Castle" This March
In the episode, a murder has been committed on the set of "Temptation Lane," one of New York's longest running soap operas.

[02/04/11 - 10:26 AM]
Zachary Levi, Alan Menken, Mandy Moore, Randy Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow, A.R. Rahman and Florence + The Machine to Perform at 83rd Academy Awards(R)
The awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented Sunday, February 27 on ABC.

[02/04/11 - 09:22 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Bleep My Dad Says" Post Increases Over Their Last First-Run Episodes
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 3.

[02/04/11 - 09:12 AM]
Actor Michael Kenneth Williams of HBO's "Boradwalk Empire" and "The Wire" to Narrate Animal Planet's Six-Part Series "Taking on Tyson"
The original series premieres Sunday, March 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/04/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" Dominates at 9pm with its 2nd Highest Number Since October
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 3.

[02/04/11 - 08:55 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Still Unbeaten for FOX
ABC, CBS share second place among adults 18-49 last night.

[02/04/11 - 08:04 AM]
MTV2's Sucker Free Countdown to Honor Black History Month With Episodes Celebrating the Legacy of Hip Hop Beginning Sunday, February 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Guest appearances will include Peter & Corey Gunz, Talib Kweli, Dipset, Slaughterhouse, Snoop Dogg and more.

[02/04/11 - 07:20 AM]
BBC America - March Highlights
New additions include "James May's Road Trip" and "BBC America Reveals... Louis Theroux."

[02/04/11 - 07:14 AM]
Showtime to Air "Shameless" Marathon of First Four Episodes of Its Hit New Series Starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum
Said run kicks off Saturday, February 5 at 5:00 PM ET/PT.

[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.







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[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
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The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
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Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
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In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
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ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Wraps CBS Run on Top
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[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC More Than Doubles Its Nearest Non-Sports Competition on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" Will Premiere on Wednesday, November 5
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