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[03/22/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 22
Updates include: S. Epatha Merkerson lands CBS pilot; Connie Nielsen to play wife to Starz's "Boss"; and Zack Estrin reports to "The River" at ABC.

[03/22/11 - 05:50 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Returns on Top
History's original series doesn't skip a ratings beat in its first new episodes in over a month.

[03/22/11 - 05:19 PM]
Recap of NBC's Recent Spring and Summer Announcements
A night-by-night guide to what's on tap from the Peacock, plus some new bookings.

[03/22/11 - 03:43 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Strong Showing for Lifetime's "Army Wives"
Only TBS and TNT's NCAA coverage tops the original drama on Sunday.

[03/22/11 - 02:57 PM]
Spring Finale of ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Posts the Series 2nd Best Ratings Ever
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 21.

[03/22/11 - 12:58 PM]
Nickelodeon Finishes Week as Top Net with Kids, Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of March 14-20.

[03/22/11 - 12:43 PM]
Syfy Ventures Enters Growing Social Games Space Through First Ever Games Publishing Business
The first round of games is scheduled for launch later this year.

[03/22/11 - 12:42 PM]
Syfy's Second Annual Countdown to Christmas Week Showcases Movie Event "Neverland" - With Keira Knightley as the Voice of Tinker Bell
Plus: look for holiday-themed episodes of popular series such as "Warehouse 13," "Ghost Hunters," "Haven" and "Eureka."

[03/22/11 - 12:40 PM]
Chiller Announces 2011 Programming Slate
The network will bring viewers three new projects for 2011: a new special and two original movies.

[03/22/11 - 12:39 PM]
Syfy Unveils Largest Original Programming Slate in History Featuring 14 New Series and Events
Upcoming originals include "Alphas," "Haunted Collector," "Legend Quest" and "Paranormal Witness."

[03/22/11 - 12:27 PM]
USA Slam Dunks Weekly Ratings Win
USA spins the numbers for the week of March 14-20.

[03/22/11 - 12:22 PM]
IFC Announces 2011/2012 Original Programming Slate
Said lineup includes a 16-episode renewal of "Onion News Network."

[03/22/11 - 12:14 PM]
NBC Announces Series Premiere of New NBC Comedy "The Paul Reiser Show" on April 14
The newcomer will replace "Perfect Couples" in the 8:30/7:30c slot.

[03/22/11 - 11:37 AM]
TNT Gives Green Light to "Perception," New Drama Series Starring Emmy(R) Winner Eric McCormack
McCormack plays Dr. Geoffrey Pierce, "an eccentric neuroscientist who uses his unique outlook and expertise to help the federal government crack difficult cases."

[03/22/11 - 11:36 AM]
TNT Renews Acclaimed Drama Series "Southland"
The network has ordered 10 new episodes of the gritty, realistic cop drama, which wrapped up its third season March 8.

[03/22/11 - 11:31 AM]
"The Celebrity Apprentice" Hit a New Season High in Total Viewers for NBC the Week of March 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 14-20.

[03/22/11 - 11:18 AM]
"Criminal Minds" Is the Week's #1 Scripted Program in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 14-20.

[03/22/11 - 11:11 AM]
MTV Viewers to Decide the Nominees for The "2011 MTV Movie Awards"
Voting has begun for the annual event, airing live on Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/22/11 - 10:40 AM]
Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson Added to Present at The "46th Annual Academy of Country Music(R) Awards," Sunday, April 3
Pattinson and Witherspoon join previously announced presenters Nancy O'Dell and Ryan Seacrest.

[03/22/11 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Clinches Another Adult 18-49 and Total Viewers Victory
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 14-20.

[03/22/11 - 10:35 AM]
Lingerie Football League Returns to the Gridiron Live This Fall on MTV2
Coverage kicks off Friday, August 26 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[03/22/11 - 10:19 AM]
ABC Announces Finale Dates for the 2010-11 Season
The Alphabet confirms our previous report this morning about said dates.

[03/22/11 - 10:18 AM]
ABC is Up Over the Prior Week and Same Week Last Year in Both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 14-20.

[03/22/11 - 09:05 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes Top 10 for Second Time in Three Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 20.

[03/22/11 - 09:04 AM]
Exclusive: ABC Books May Season Finales
The bulk of said lineup will sign off during the final week of the May sweeps period (May 19-25).

[03/22/11 - 09:02 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Castle" Surges Behind "Dancing's" Return
Plus: "How I Met Your Mother," "Mike & Molly" and NBC's dramas all hit or match season lows.

[03/22/11 - 08:55 AM]
Upfront by Bravo Media Redefines Industry Standard on March 30th With Star-Studded Events in NY, LA and Chicago Celebrating "Top Chef All-Stars" Finale Broadcast on March 30
Plus: look for "Watch What Happens Live: Top Chef Finale" following the finale at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/22/11 - 08:42 AM]
ABC's 12th Season of "Dancing" Opens Big, Up by 1 Million Viewers over Last Season
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 21.

[03/22/11 - 08:39 AM]
Comedy Stars Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock Hold an Intimate Group Conversation on the HBO Special "Talking Funny," Debuting April 22
The quartet "reveal the secrets of their success, share hysterical anecdotes and jokes and remind each other of the valuable lessons they've learned along the way."

[03/22/11 - 08:12 AM]
NBCUniversal Promotes Cameron Blanchard and Tony Cardinale to Executive Vice Presidents for Newly Created NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media Division
Additionally, Margaret Lazo was appointed Executive Vice President for the division and will relocate from Los Angeles to New York City.

[03/22/11 - 08:02 AM]
USA Continues to Make History With 1st Quarter Win
USA spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2011.

[03/22/11 - 07:03 AM]
"SNL" Showers Their April Line-Up With Elton John as Host and Musical Guest Featuring Leon Russell on April 2
Plus: Helen Mirren will make her hosting debut on April 9 alongside seven-time musical guest The Foo Fighters.

[03/22/11 - 12:25 AM]
Interview: "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen" Star Marcel Vigneron
The newcomer, featuring the "Top Chef" alumnus, launches tonight at 10:00/9:00c on Syfy.

[03/22/11 - 12:22 AM]
Interview: "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" Stars Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge
The Planet Green original series returns for its second season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[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.







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