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[02/08/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 8
Updates include: Rachel Bilson, Kerry Washington and Zooey Deschanel to topline pilots; The CW greenlights "Secret Circle"; and TV Land taps directors for its three pilots.

[02/08/11 - 04:55 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Still Unstoppable
History's original series has been Monday's top draw for three consecutive weeks.

[02/08/11 - 03:24 PM]
"American Chopper: Senior vs Junior" Closes the Season on a Seven Year Ratings High
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, February 7.

[02/08/11 - 02:23 PM]
Oxygen Media's Saturday "Glee" Marathon Reaches 4.4 Million Viewers
Oxygen further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 5.

[02/08/11 - 02:07 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Originals Dinged by Super Bowl
HBO and Showtime's offerings not surprisingly take a hit against the big game.

[02/08/11 - 01:33 PM]
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Honoring the Year's Outstanding Performances Will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012
Timing for the 18th Annual SAG Awards nominations announcement and the full calendar of key dates will be announced shortly.

[02/08/11 - 01:24 PM]
TLC Picks Up "Pawn Queens" as Series
Eight half-hour episodes will roll out on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c beginning May 5.

[02/08/11 - 01:09 PM]
A Pair of Hallmark Channel Original Movies Heats Up February's First Weekend Ratings Race
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5.

[02/08/11 - 01:02 PM]
Animal Planet Scores Big With Its Largest "Puppy Bowl" Audience Ever, Bringing in More than Nine Million Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, February 6.

[02/08/11 - 12:35 PM]
Justin Bieber-Hosted Night of Premieres on Nick Draws 9 Million Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Saturday, February 5.

[02/08/11 - 12:03 PM]
Fran Drescher, Rita Moreno, Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, Kristen Johnston, Christine Taylor and Sherri Shepherd Among Hollywood Stars Signed for TV Land Pilots Taping February 2011
All three pilots will be multi-camera and will tape in front of live audiences later this month.

[02/08/11 - 11:54 AM]
NBC Universal and The Johnson Smith Company to Publish a Two-Page Spread of Products from the NBC Comedy, "Outsourced"
Fans can browse these fun novelty items and literally own a piece of the show.

[02/08/11 - 11:30 AM]
Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson Peete to Host Live Broadcast of "42nd NAACP Image Awards" Friday, March 4, on FOX
"This year more than ever we need to celebrate the achievements of minorties in the arts," said NAACP Hollywood Bureau Executive Director Vicangelo Bulluck.

[02/08/11 - 11:08 AM]
Heroism Is for the Dogs in the ABC Family Movie Premiere Event, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2," Premiering Sunday, March 13th, at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Odette Yustman, Olivia Newton-John, Morgan Fairchild, Ernie Hudson, French Stewart, Emily Osment, Christine Lakin and Susan Blakely join the returning George Lopez.

[02/08/11 - 11:00 AM]
"NCIS" Has a Super Week All Its Own
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 10:50 AM]
"Charlie Sheen: The Party Never Stops" Premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT Only on E!
In this all-new special, E! "takes viewers through Sheen's crazy past year, mapping out the star's destructive few months."

[02/08/11 - 10:48 AM]
FOX Wins Five of Seven Nights, Moves Into TV's Top Spot
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 10:24 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Airs 4 of the Week's Top 20 Regular Non-Sports TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 31-February 6.

[02/08/11 - 09:53 AM]
Bigpoint Launches "Battlestar Galactica Online"; Humans and Cylons Battle for Control of the Universe
Following a successful closed beta period that started in late 2010, the free-to-play game can now be enjoyed by players worldwide.

[02/08/11 - 09:28 AM]
"Two and a Half Men" Tops Monday in viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 7.

[02/08/11 - 09:26 AM]
MTV's Original Series "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" Returns for a Second Season With a Special Premiere Thursday, March 24 at 11 PM ET/PT Following the "Jersey Shore" Finale
The series will then settle into its regular Monday, 10:00/9:00c slot on March 28.

[02/08/11 - 09:08 AM]
Sean McManus Promoted to Chairman of CBS Sports, With Oversight of All CBS Sports Operations
In assuming this new position, McManus will step down from his role as President of CBS News.

[02/08/11 - 09:07 AM]
CBS Names New Management Team at CBS News
Jeff Fager has been promoted to the newly created position of Chairman of CBS News, and David Rhodes has been named President of CBS News.

[02/08/11 - 09:03 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off FOX Surge
FOX posts its best non-sports Monday of the season while NBC's "Harry's Law," "The Cape" hit series lows.

[02/08/11 - 08:53 AM]
Adult Swim And Nonsek Partner to Create "Adult Swim Remix"
Beginning today, fans can use an online graphics remix machine to design highly-customizable t-shirts based on some of Adult Swim's most iconic characters and shows.

[02/08/11 - 08:50 AM]
ABC Scores its Biggest Monday in 11 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 7.

[02/08/11 - 08:21 AM]
"Glee" Live! In Concert! Returns This Summer With 16-City North American Tour Presented by Chevrolet
Select tickets will be available to American Express cardholders in an exclusive presale beginning Friday, February 11.

[02/08/11 - 08:19 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Host Major New Nightly Primetime News and Commentary Show on Current TV
Olbermann will also serve as the company's Chief News Officer and will have an equity stake in Current Media.

[02/08/11 - 08:12 AM]
TNT Presents 19 Hours of Exclusive Coverage of NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles from Feb. 17-20
Highlights include the "Taco Bell Skills Challenge," "Foot Locker Three-Point Contest" and "Sprite Slam Dunk."

[02/08/11 - 07:11 AM]
truTV to Showcase Growing Lineup of Original Series At April 12 Upfront Presentation in New York, Featuring a Special Performance by Maroon 5
"Week after week, truTV proves itself to be an extraordinary success story," said the network's Marc Juris.

[02/08/11 - 06:08 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires the Most Emmy(R) Award-Winning Television Series of All Time, "Frasier"
Repeats of the series will air weeknights beginning Monday, April 4 on the cable channel.

[02/08/11 - 06:01 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominee and 2011 MusiCares(R) Person of the Year Barbra Streisand to Appear in a Rare Performance on The 53rd Annual Grammy(R) Awards
Plus: Miley Cyrus, Neil Patrick Harris, John Legend, Paramore and Seth Rogen have been added as presenters.

[02/07/11 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 7
Updates include: Debra Messing, Taylor Kinney land NBC pilots; Ilene Chaiken to run "Hail Mary" for CBS; and Alex Graves to helm ABC's "Poe."

[02/07/11 - 05:28 PM]
FX Drafts "The League" for Third Time
"We love the show," said FX's Nick Grad. "The reaction the cast received across the country during their recent comedy tour is a sign the show is really building momentum."

[02/07/11 - 02:34 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Takes Demo Honors for Discovery
Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place" however is the night's most-watched program.

[02/07/11 - 01:57 PM]
"Gold Rush: Alaska" #1 in Primetime in Key Demos Including Households and Persons 25-54, Once Again Propelling Discovery to the #1 Spot on Cable Friday Night
Plus: "Full Disclosure," a one-hour follow up to "Gold Rush: Alaska," will premiere Friday, February 25.

[02/07/11 - 01:12 PM]
Up, Up and Away... "Smallville" Wraps Its Ten-Year Run With a Two-Hour Series Finale Event on Friday, May 13, on The CW
Plus: "Supernatural" will be pre-empted on May 13 but will return with a two-hour season finale on Friday, May 20.

[02/07/11 - 12:52 PM]
FOX Moves Into First Place, Achieves Its Most-Watched Night Ever
FOX spins the numbers for Sunday, February 6.

[02/07/11 - 12:33 PM]
Lifetime Picks Up Two Dramas, "Against the Wall" and "Exit 19"
Both series have received 13 episode orders, expanding Lifetime's slate of scripted programs from two to four this year.

[02/07/11 - 11:14 AM]
Food Network Premieres Two New Shows
"Ice Brigade" launches Thursday, March 3 at 10:00/9:00c while "Chopped All-Stars" returns Sunday, March 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/07/11 - 11:04 AM]
NBC Viewers Are Set to Be Taken Behind the Scenes of the Spectacular Royal Marriage in the Special "Inside the Royal Wedding" on April 27
Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira will host the primetime special, airing Wednesday, April 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/07/11 - 10:42 AM]
ABC Claims the Week's Top Series in DVR Playback - "Modern Family" Matches Record-Gains
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of January 17-23.

[02/07/11 - 09:54 AM]
Discovery Channel Appoints Nancy Daniels Executive Vice President, Production and Development
Daniels has served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development for TLC since 2008, overseeing all execution for the channel's programming.

[02/07/11 - 09:48 AM]
Style Network Hit Series "Ruby" Returns Sunday, March 6th at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for "Ruby: My Naked Truth," a one-hour clip special, at 7:00/6:00c immediately before the fourth season premiere.

[02/07/11 - 09:23 AM]
GSN's "High Stakes Poker" to Launch Seventh Season With New Host Norm Macdonald on February 26, 2011
He'll take over from Gabe Kaplan on the series, which airs Saturday nights 8:00/7:00c.

[02/07/11 - 09:02 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Super Bowl XLV" Cracks 100 Million in Preliminaries
Early estimates of FOX's coverage put the Packers/Steelers viewership at 100.3 million.

[02/07/11 - 08:03 AM]
WWE(R) Legend Booker T Joins "WWE(R) Tough Enough" as Trainer
The appointment follows the recent casting announcement of WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin as series host.

[02/07/11 - 08:01 AM]
Oxygen Scores Best Day in Network History With "Glee" Marathon
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, February 6.

[02/07/11 - 06:41 AM]
Nickelodeon Wraps Up "Crush Week" When Carly and Sam Hire a Heartthrob in Premiere of iCarly's "iHire an Idiot" on Sat., Feb. 12
"True Jackson, VP" to also offer up an original installment on said night.







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[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
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[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
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