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[03/21/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 21
Updates include: Elizabeth Perkins joins "Vince Uncensored" at CBS; Jeff Daniels in talks for Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama pilot; and Cherry Jones is among the latest to book "R.E.M." at NBC.

[03/21/11 - 03:40 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown," College Basketball Top the Night
Syfy's wrestling franchise is the most-watched, shares demo crown with TBS's NCAA coverage.

[03/21/11 - 02:49 PM]
Chaz Bono Documentary "Becoming Chaz" Launches the OWN Documentary Film Club on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Tuesday, May 10
Immediately following the film, Rosie O'Donnell will host a one-hour primetime special event with Chaz.

[03/21/11 - 01:54 PM]
Discovery Channel's Hit Series "Hogs Gone Wild" Returns With Wild Pigs Run Amuck
Seven all-new episodes will roll out Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning April 19.

[03/21/11 - 12:35 PM]
Eddie Murphy to Receive Inaugural "Comedy Icon Award" at The First Annual "The Comedy Awards"
Plus: Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K. and Stephen Colbert are among the presenters.

[03/21/11 - 12:19 PM]
TV Land Greenlights Three Sitcoms Including "Happily Divorced," "The Exes" and a New Season of Current Hit "Retired at 35"
These series join "Hot in Cleveland" which is now up to a 24 episode order for season three.

[03/21/11 - 11:41 AM]
NBC Announces Strong Slate of Original Programming for Summer 2011 Schedule
Newcomers include "It's Worth What?" and "Love in the Wild."

[03/21/11 - 11:26 AM]
"The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy(R) Awards" to Be Broadcast Live Sunday, June 19, on the CBS Television Network
Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, May 11.

[03/21/11 - 11:02 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Remains the Week's #1 Scripted Series in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of February 28-March 6.

[03/21/11 - 10:32 AM]
Current TV Kicks Off a Different Take on Earth Day Programming With "Earth Fights Back" Weekend
Said lineup includes "Dangerous Planet," a 13-episode series which looks at the most extreme weather on earth.

[03/21/11 - 10:16 AM]
CBS Wins Sunday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 20.

[03/21/11 - 09:56 AM]
Video: "The Killing" Six On-Air 30-Second TV Spots
AMC's latest original series bows Sunday, April 3.

[03/21/11 - 09:02 AM]
Performers and Presenters Announced for "46th Annual Academy of Country Music(R) Awards," Sunday, April 3 on CBS
Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Reba, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band with James Taylor are scheduled to perform.

[03/21/11 - 08:54 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Surges to Series Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 20.

[03/21/11 - 08:52 AM]
History(R) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Award Scholarships to High School Civil War History Buffs Through... The National Civil War Student Challenge
The challenge - which will award over $30,000 in college scholarships, including a $15,000 scholarship to the grand prize winner - begins Thursday, April 7.

[03/21/11 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Undercover Boss" Sparks CBS Victory
Plus: FOX, powered by top adults 18-49 draw "Family Guy," takes home the silver.

[03/21/11 - 08:23 AM]
"South Park" and Pop Surrealist Painter, Ron English, Curate 15 Artists Interpret "South Park" at Opera Gallery New York on Monday, March 28
The veteran animated series returns for season 15 on Wednesday, April 27.

[03/21/11 - 08:22 AM]
The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV Delivers 17% Growth in Overall Tournament Ratings
Turner Sports and CBS Sports spin the numbers for Sunday, March 20.

[03/21/11 - 07:26 AM]
Spike TV Digs Down Deep for New Original Series, "Coal" Featuring the Lives of West Virginia Coal Miners
Jeremy Sisto has been tapped to narrate the series, premiering Wednesday, March 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/21/11 - 05:53 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Duo Holds Onto Top Spot
"Cops and "America's Most Wanted" lift the network to another victory.

[03/20/11 - 08:53 AM]
The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV Continues to Score Highest Overall Tournament-to-Date Average Ratings in 20 Years
Turner Sports and CBS sports spin the numbers for Saturday, March 19.

[03/19/11 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Draws its Biggest Audience in 7 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, March 18.

[03/19/11 - 08:44 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race With NCAA Coverage
Plus: ABC's "Primetime: What Would You Do?" is the only series to show week-to-week gains.

[03/19/11 - 08:43 AM]
The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV Scores Highest Overnight Ratings in 20 Years for First Friday
Turner Sports and CBS sports spin the numbers for Friday, March 18.

[03/18/11 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 18
Updates include: Christina Applegate to star in Emily Spivey's comedy pilot for NBC; Kevin Dillon, Mary Lynn Rajskub join CBS's "Gentleman"; and Esai Morales is latest to reunite with Ron Moore on NBC's "17th Precinct."

[03/18/11 - 04:26 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Falls to Season Low
On the flip side, USA's "Fairly Legal" posts its second largest viewership to date.

[03/18/11 - 03:45 PM]
ABC Moves Penultimate "No Ordinary Family" Original to Saturday, March 26
"Dancing with the Stars: The Story So Far" will fill its usual time period on Tuesday, March 29.

[03/18/11 - 01:00 PM]
Grammy-Winning Music Mogul Antonio "L.A." Reid Joins Simon Cowell as a Judge on "The X Factor"
"L.A. was my number one choice to sit alongside me on the show," said Cowell. "In my opinion, he is one of the greatest ever music executives and of course a fantastic writer and producer."

[03/18/11 - 12:55 PM]
First Image of Adrianne Palicki as "Wonder Woman"
Warner Bros. Television releases the first picture of the actress in costume.

[03/18/11 - 12:22 PM]
Live at the Paley Festival: FOX's "Raising Hope"
Check out our recap of the final night of The 28th Annual Paley Festival.

[03/18/11 - 12:13 PM]
"The Rock" to Guest on "WWE Tough Enough," A New Reality Series on USA
In the episode, Dwayne Johnson "puts the contestants in full workout mode, pushing their limits and testing their boundaries."

[03/18/11 - 11:05 AM]
Video: FOX Says "Welcome to Terra Nova"
The network releases two new promos for the upcoming drama, due this fall.

[03/18/11 - 11:02 AM]
CMT's Hit Series "The Signing Bee" Hosted by Melissa Peterman Returns Friday, April 8
The new season will feature appearances by Bobby Brown, Joey Fatone, Drew Lachey, Wanya Morris and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

[03/18/11 - 10:00 AM]
David Fincher's "House of Cards" Starring Kevin Spacey to Be Streamed Instantly in North America Exclusively from Netflix
Netflix has committed to a minimum of 26 episodes of the Media Rights Capital drama, to premiere in late 2012.

[03/18/11 - 08:50 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Marks its Most-Watched Telecast in 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 17.

[03/18/11 - 08:50 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Knocks "Idol," NBC Comedies to Lows
Each of the Peacock's comedy originals either matched or established a season or series low.

[03/18/11 - 07:59 AM]
Nova Science Series Producing "Japan's Killer Quake" to Air on March 30, 2011 on PBS Stations Nationwide
The special edition "gives scientific context to the chain of events responsible for one of the most destructive disasters in recorded history."

[03/18/11 - 07:53 AM]
The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV Scores Highest Overnight Ratings in 20 Years for First Thursday
CBS Sports and Turner Sports spin the numbers for Thursday, March 17.

[03/17/11 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 17
Updates include: Damon Wayans Jr. and Sr. land pilots; Jimmy Smits to play mayor in NBC's "S.I.L.A."; and Rebecca Sinclair departs The CW's "90210."

[03/17/11 - 10:47 PM]
Exclusive: NBC Mothballs "Last Comic Standing" Once Again
The veteran talent competition won't be back this summer.

[03/17/11 - 09:07 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 17
Plus: Jennifer Hudson and Sugarland will perform on the next results show Thursday, March 24.

[03/17/11 - 04:27 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Returns on Top
The A&E reality series is cable's most-watched program, splits the demo crown with "The Real World."

[03/17/11 - 04:23 PM]
MTV's "The Real World: Las Vegas" Is #1 in Its Time Period for a Second Week in a Row
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 16.

[03/17/11 - 03:56 PM]
ABC Picks Up "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," Featuring Some of the Wildest Contestant Eliminations in Game Show History
Jeff Sutphen hosts the series, from "Wipeout" executive producer Matt Kunitz.

[03/17/11 - 03:04 PM]
The Transformation Is Complete as Syfy's "Face Off" Finishes Its Debut Season With 1.5 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 16.

[03/17/11 - 02:32 PM]
MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" Premieres April 7 at 10PM ET/PT
Special guest appearances include Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

[03/17/11 - 02:11 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: The Tour" Hits the Road April 15th Sponsored by Buitoni
To date, "Top Chef: The Tour" has visited 62 cities and traveled more than 40,000 miles.

[03/17/11 - 01:04 PM]
"Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump" is #1 Comedy Central Roast Ever With Men 18-34
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 15.

[03/17/11 - 12:52 PM]
NBC Picks Up Three Returning Comedies for 2011-12 in "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community"
"Along with '30 Rock,' they represent the best of what the NBC comedy brand stands for in terms of originality, wit, and sophistication," said Bob Greenblatt.

[03/17/11 - 12:49 PM]
Syfy Renews "Being Human" for Second Season
The newcomer is Syfy's most successful winter season scripted series launch in six years.







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