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[03/23/11 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 23
Updates include: "Outsourced's" Ben Rappaport tapped for comedy pilot at CBS; Anthony Head returns to NBC's "Free Agents"; and Eliza Dushku has a "Herd Mentality" for CBS.

[03/23/11 - 11:01 PM]
Video: Simon Cowell Discusses "The X Factor" Auditions & New Judge Antonio "L.A." Reid
The "American Idol" alumnus tackles 12 topics in these brief videos.

[03/23/11 - 04:15 PM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Delivers Big as Tuesday's #1 Telecast Across All of television Among P12-34
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 22.

[03/23/11 - 03:53 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom" Matches Season High
The MTV series once again tops second place "The Game" among adults 18-49.

[03/23/11 - 01:07 PM]
CNN to Present HBO Documentary "Triangle: Remembering the Fire," Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, on Saturday, March 26
The Daphne Pinkerson-helmed project bowed this past Monday on the pay channel.

[03/23/11 - 12:44 PM]
MTV Picks Up Two More Seasons of Hit Reality Series "The Real World"
Already a go through season 26, the pickups for seasons 27 and 28 will lock up the series through 2012.

[03/23/11 - 12:04 PM]
The First Biggest Loser Experience Cruise Sets Sail November 12-19
Trainer Bob Harper will join the cruise to meet and mingle with guests as well as deliver the two-hour keynote speech.

[03/23/11 - 11:40 AM]
TV Guide Network Premieres "Elizabeth Taylor: A Life, A Legacy" Tonight, March 23 at 8pm
The special "looks back at the professional and personal life of the Academy Award-winning actress through historical footage and exclusive interviews."

[03/23/11 - 11:32 AM]
High-Octane Lineup of Original Series Delivers Biggest Quarter Ever for Growing truTV
truTV spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2011.

[03/23/11 - 10:31 AM]
NYC & Company Partners With Syfy to Launch "31 Days of HalloweeNYC" in October 2011
The campaign will be complemented by a month-long block of Halloween-themed programming on Syfy, Chiller, and Syfy.com.

[03/23/11 - 10:08 AM]
ABC Draws Largest Tuesday Audience Since December
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 22.

[03/23/11 - 09:56 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 22.

[03/23/11 - 09:48 AM]
Hallmark Channel to Premiere Animated Holiday Specials Featuring Hallmark Cards' Popular Characters Jingle(TM) and Hosted Wraps with hoops&yoyo(TM)
"We are thrilled to announce our first holiday integration campaign with Hallmark Cards," said Bill J. Abbott.

[03/23/11 - 09:47 AM]
internationally Renowned Cultural icon Maya Angelou Welcomes the World to "The Spirit Table," A Hallmark Channel Original Sseries Premiering Q1
The new 13-episode unscripted, half-hour series was announced today.

[03/23/11 - 09:46 AM]
Hallmark Channel Home Announces All-New Lifestyle Lineup for Q4
On tap are new seasons of "The Martha Stewart Show" and "Petkeeping with Marc Morrone," plus the debut of "Emeril's Table."

[03/23/11 - 09:45 AM]
Crown Media Networks Presents Its Original Programs to Advertisers Including Eight Original Movies to Premiere on Hallmark Movie Channel in 2011-2012
Said lineup includes a sequel to the Luke Perry/Jason Priestley original movie "Goodnight for Justice."

[03/23/11 - 09:44 AM]
Crown Media Networks Presents Its Original Programs to Advertisers for 2011-2012, Including 25 Original Movies to Premiere on Hallmark Channel
Wendie Malick, Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sir Roger Moore, Martin Mull, Judd Nelson, Adrian Pasdar, Rhea Perlman, Teri Polo, James Patrick Stuart, Billy Ray Cyrus, Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner and Nancy McKeon are among the featured talent.

[03/23/11 - 09:43 AM]
Crown Media Holdings, Inc. Unveils New Name and Branding for Media Properties Under Crown Media Networks
Crown Media Networks, the umbrella for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, replaces Hallmark Channels.

[03/23/11 - 09:43 AM]
The Rock, John Cena and The Miz Face off on "WWE Raw" Next Week
Said installment is the last episode of the series before WrestleMania XXVII.

[03/23/11 - 09:41 AM]
Bio Channel Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor on Thursday, March 24 at 8PM ET
The legendary actress passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 79.

[03/23/11 - 09:34 AM]
Starz Announces "Torchwood: Miracle Day" Premiere on Friday, July 8 at 10pm ET/PT
The new season features Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Lauren Ambrose, among others.

[03/23/11 - 09:13 AM]
Cartoon Network 2011 Upfront Overview
A recap of the cable channel's new and returning series, complete with photos!

[03/23/11 - 09:03 AM]
Cartoon Network Continues the Funny and Builds on Success by Growing Its Global Brand and Franchises
New offerings include "DC Nation," a block of original programming and exclusive content based on the DC Comics library of legendary character properties.

[03/23/11 - 08:47 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rock Steady as Originals Resume
"NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" are both on par with their final February sweeps episodes.

[03/23/11 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" Executive Producer John Brenkus
The Syfy original series returns for its second season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[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).







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.