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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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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
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[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
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[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
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[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.