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[03/25/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 25
Updates include: Maya Rudolph, Adrian Pasdar tapped for NBC comedies; Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips report to A&E's "Longmire"; and Gale Harold joins "Secret Circle" at The CW.

[03/25/11 - 05:25 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Goes Out on Top
MTV's juggernaut wraps its season once again as cable's top draw.

[03/25/11 - 12:59 PM]
New Season of "POV" Offers Dramatic View of a World in Conflict and Remarkable Stories of Individual Tenacity, Courage and Inventiveness
Season 24 of the Emmy-winning series kicks off Tuesday, June 21 on PBS.

[03/25/11 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Announces Its 2011 Summer Schedule
Newcomers include "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Expedition Impossible," "The Hot Zone," "Take the Money and Run" and "America's Karaoke Challenge."

[03/25/11 - 10:02 AM]
David Hudson Promoted to Senior Vice President, Late Night and Specials, for TBS and TNT
Hudson previously served as vice president of alternative programming for TBS and TNT.

[03/25/11 - 09:35 AM]
Syfy's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" Season Two Premiere Most Watched Series Episode Ever
Syfy spins the numbers for Thursday, March 24.

[03/25/11 - 09:34 AM]
FOX Renews "Fringe" for Fourth Season - In Both Universes
"When we moved the show to Fridays, we asked the fans to follow and they did," said Kevin Reilly.

[03/25/11 - 09:06 AM]
ABC's Thursday Series Post Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 24.

[03/25/11 - 09:01 AM]
Ricky Gervasis' "An Idiot Abroad" is Science Channel's Highest-Rated Series Ever
Plus: To celebrate the milestone, Science Channel is airing the series in its entirety on April Fools' Day, Friday, April 1.

[03/25/11 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Comedies Rally Behind New "Office"
All five half-hours are up from last week's numbers alongside a repeat of the veteran comedy.

[03/25/11 - 09:00 AM]
Discovery Communications Signs Top Producer Daniel Soiseth to Overall Deal
"Daniel is a celebrated producer whose talent will strengthen Discovery's ability to develop premium content across Discovery's portfolio of networks," said Lee Bartlett."

[03/25/11 - 08:22 AM]
CBS Sports' and Turner Sports' Exclusive Coverage of the 2011 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship Delivers Highest Overall Tournament Ratings in 18 Years
CBS Sports and Turner Sports spin the numbers for Thursday, March 24.

[03/25/11 - 08:14 AM]
Barnes & Noble Welcomes Nickelodeon's First-Ever Digital Children's Books to Expansive NOOK Kids(TM) Collection
Barnes & Noble is now offering a dozen interactive NOOK Kids Nickelodeon titles, and will expand to more than 20 next month.

[03/24/11 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 24
Updates include: Justin Bruening is "Wonder Woman's" Steve Trevor; Mark Deklin joins ABC's "Good Christian Bitches"; and David Ramsey reports to The CW's "Cooper & Stone."

[03/24/11 - 09:16 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 24
Plus: will.i.am & Jamie Foxx and Fantasia will perform on the next results show Thursday, March 31.

[03/24/11 - 06:43 PM]
FOX Orders Fourth Season of "Fringe"
Executive producer J.H. Wyman broke the news via Twitter earlier this evening.

[03/24/11 - 03:11 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Top Chef," "Real World" Share Demo Crown
Plus: A&E's "Storage Wars" is the night's most-watched cable program.

[03/24/11 - 02:23 PM]
Adult Swim and Pizza Hut Ask Fans to Help Create Custom Fan-Made Commercial
"Adult Swim fans are, without a doubt, some of the most fanatical, creative and outspoken fans in the industry," said John O'Hara.

[03/24/11 - 01:38 PM]
The Hub Television Network Unveils Robust 2011-12 Program Schedule, Building on Success as Destination for Kids and Their Families
New series include "Scrabble Showdown," "Majors & Minors," "The Game of Life" and "The Aquabats Super Show."

[03/24/11 - 01:05 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Finishes in March 14-18 Late-Night Ratings Results
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 14-18.

[03/24/11 - 01:03 PM]
Rita Wilson to Guest Star on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
She'll play Bree Mazelon, the protective mother of a teenager under investigation in the episode titled "Delinquent."

[03/24/11 - 12:51 PM]
FX Cancels "Lights Out"
The network will not be moving forward with a second season of the critically acclaimed drama series.

[03/24/11 - 12:07 PM]
Showtime and Major League Baseball Announce Sneak Preview of "The Franchise: A Season With The San Francisco Giants"
Said preview will air Wednesday, April 13 prior to its launch on Wednesday, July 13.

[03/24/11 - 11:31 AM]
Alec Baldwin, Jon Cryer, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Garry Shandling and The Gregory Brothers Announced as Additional Presenters and Attendees for the First Annual "The Comedy Awards"
Previously announced presenters and attendees include Ty Burrell, Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Tina Fey and Bill Hader.

[03/24/11 - 09:47 AM]
Design by Bravo Continues With New Docu-Series "Million Dollar Decorators" Featuring LA's Most Sought-After Interior Designers
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald and Nathan Turner star in the series, which will now roll out this summer.

[03/24/11 - 09:31 AM]
Bio Channel's Original Series "My Ghost Story" Returns for An All-New Second Season
The new season will air Saturdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning April 2.

[03/24/11 - 09:01 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family," "Mr. Sunshine" and "Off the Map" All Post Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 23.

[03/24/11 - 09:01 AM]
Additional Presenters Announced for The "46th Annual Academy of Country Music(R) Awards," To Be Broadcast Live Sunday, April 3
The latest additions include Bethany Hamilton, Julianne Hough, AnnaSophia Robb and Chris Young.

[03/24/11 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Dips to Series Low
Plus: ABC's "The Middle" hits a season, but not a series, low.

[03/24/11 - 08:32 AM]
Syfy.com Celebrates 200th Saturday Original Movie With Launch of "March Monster Madness," The Ultimate Creature Feature Tournament
From Mansquito to Sharktopus, Mega Shark to Gatoroid, and Rock Monster to Basilisk, 32 fun and frantic abominations will square off.

[03/24/11 - 08:18 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Posts the Largest Yearly Increase of Any Late-Night Broadcast Program in Key Adults
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 14-18.

[03/24/11 - 07:11 AM]
BAFTA Award Winning Writer Abi Morgan Brings Her Espionage Thriller to BBC America
"The Hour," set behind the scenes of the BBC's news room in London in the mid '50s, stars Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw.

[03/24/11 - 06:34 AM]
Rock 'N Soul Super Duo Daryl Hall and John Oates to Receive the Music Icon Award at the "TV Land Awards 2011"
Other honorees include John Travolta, Bill Cosby, Michael J. Fox and Regis Philbin.

[03/24/11 - 03:01 AM]
Logo Gets "Absolutely Fabulous," Darling!
Repeats of the series will launch with a weekend-long marathon beginning Saturday, April 16.

[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."

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[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Bones: The Final Chapter" to Premiere Tuesday, January 3, on FOX
The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.

[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Delivers Big for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 2 is up 36% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[10/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
World Series Game 2 Posts 11.3 Overnight Rating, Drives FOX to Primetime Victory for Second Consecutive Night
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/16 - 08:52 AM]
TV One's "Rickey Smiley for Real" Returns for a Third Season, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 P.M. ET
While Rickey Smiley continues to struggle to maintain his sanity by juggling his hectic business, family and personal schedules, the show will also follow the hilarity and hi-jinx of his family and co-workers.

[10/27/16 - 08:16 AM]
Disney Channel Sees Future in Spin-Off of "That's So Raven"
As the pilot story goes, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

[10/27/16 - 07:38 AM]
James Bay, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Vives with Shakira to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting.

[10/27/16 - 07:00 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Two Live Shows During Election Week on CBS
On Monday, November 7, Stephen Colbert will be joined by Don Cheadle, Katherine Waterston and musical guest Drive-By Truckers.

[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.