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[03/31/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 31
Updates include: MTV orders "The Inbetweeners" to series; Nigel Lythgoe to import "Secret Fortune" for CBS; and "The Transporter" series finds a home at Cinemax.

[03/31/11 - 09:48 PM]
"American Idol" Cast-Offs to Appear on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Each Friday Beginning April 1
Each week the contestant who garners the least number of votes will take the stage with Leno for an appearance on Friday.

[03/31/11 - 09:13 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 31
Plus: Constantine Maroulis will perform on the next results show Thursday, April 7.

[03/31/11 - 04:43 PM]
AMC and Lionsgate Announce Multiple Season Deal for "Mad Men" With Matthew Weiner Signing Long-Term Agreement to Continue as Showrunner
Seasons five and six are officially a go while Matthew Weiner is on board through a possible seventh season.

[03/31/11 - 03:33 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Top Chef" Goes Out on Top
Bravo's signature competition series bests A&E's "Storage Wars" for top honors last night.

[03/31/11 - 03:22 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef All-Stars" Finale Cooks Up Highest Rated Episode of the Season, Up from Previous Season Finale
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 30.

[03/31/11 - 02:38 PM]
Exclusive: FOX to Rebroadcast Elizabeth Taylor's "Simpsons" Episode This Sunday
"Lisa's First Word," the 1992 episode in which the late actress voiced just such word, will air at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/31/11 - 02:21 PM]
CBS to Flip "Mike & Molly," "Two and a Half Men" on Monday, April 11
The one-week stunt will see the newcomer air an original episode at 9:00/8:00c that night.

[03/31/11 - 01:39 PM]
Emmy(R)-Nominated HBO Drama Series "Treme," Created and Executive Produced by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, Kicks Off Its 11-Episode Second Season April 24
New series regulars this season include India Ennenga, David Morsea and Jon Seda.

[03/31/11 - 12:27 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Finish #1 vs. ABC and CBS Competition in First-Quarter Late-Night Ratings Results
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 21-25 and the first quarter of 2011.

[03/31/11 - 12:08 PM]
You Are Cordially Invited... To Two Primetime Specials "Prince William & Catherine: A Royal Love Story" Premiering on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Part one airs Saturday, April 9 at 8:00/7:00c with part two on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/31/11 - 12:06 PM]
Hugh Dancy & Parker Posey Dive Into Showtime's "The Big C"
They'll join previously announced guest star Alan Alda in the new season, premiering Monday, June 27.

[03/31/11 - 11:39 AM]
Record-Setting 55 Million Votes Cast After Last Night's "American Idol" Performance Show
Tonight's results show features a double elimination and performances by will.i.am & Jamie Foxx and Fantasia.

[03/31/11 - 11:26 AM]
Exclusive: CBS Confirms Episode Orders for 2010-11 Season
"Criminal Minds" is one of nine series filming 24 episodes this season for the network.

[03/31/11 - 10:23 AM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom" Hits Another High
MTV's original posts its most-watched episode of the season in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/31/11 - 10:05 AM]
ABC's Back-to-Back "The Middle" Repeats Grow in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 30.

[03/31/11 - 10:00 AM]
NBC Greenlights New Hidden-Camera Comedy "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," (Working Title) Hosted by Multiple Emmy Winner Betty White
"People have been telling me that I'm 'Off My Rocker' for years -- now I can prove it," commented White.

[03/31/11 - 09:49 AM]
Best First Quarter Ever for ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2011.

[03/31/11 - 09:33 AM]
Additional Presenters Announced for The "46th Annual Academy of Country Music(R) Awards," To Be Broadcast Live Sunday, April 3
Luke Bryan, Chace Crawford, Celine Dion, The Judds and Miranda Lambert are among the latest additions.

[03/31/11 - 09:03 AM]
CBS Announces Tweet Week
Stars from "NCIS," "Survivor," "The Big Bang Theory," "Blue Bloods," "The Amazing Race" and "Hawaii Five-0" will all participate in the April 3-11 stunt.

[03/31/11 - 08:47 AM]
Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval, Season Three Winner of MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew," Returns as the New Judge When Season Six Premieres April 7 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
D-Trix joins returning judges Lil Mama and JC Chasez, taking over for the departing Omarion.

[03/31/11 - 08:41 AM]
USA Has Best March Ever in All of Cable's History
USA further spins the numbers for the month of March.

[03/31/11 - 08:41 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Continues Its Reign
FOX's juggernaut outperforms the combined effort of the competition by 15% among adults 18-49.

[03/31/11 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws its Biggest Audience in Almost 2 Months
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 21-25.

[03/31/11 - 07:32 AM]
70th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
TV honorees include "The Good Wife," "Justified," "Temple Grandin" and "Degrassi: The Next Generation."

[03/30/11 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 30
Updates include: HBO cancels "In Treatment," for now; Kyle Chandler eyed for FX's "Powers"; and Will Arnett joins the Christina Applegate-led comedy pilot at NBC.

[03/30/11 - 12:15 PM]
Vinessa Antoine Joins Syfy's "Haven" for Recurring Role
She'll play Evidence "Evi" Ryan, a former con-artist and lover of Duke's (played by Eric Balfour).

[03/30/11 - 11:49 AM]
Breakthrough by Bravo - Network Increases Original Hours by 20 Percent and Kicks Off Transmedia Play
Among the renewals: "Top Chef Just Desserts," "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," "Bethenny Ever After," "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Tabatha's Salon Takeover."

[03/30/11 - 10:44 AM]
History Premieres New Series "How the States Got Their Shapes" on Tuesday, May 3 at 10 p.m.
The newcomer is a follow up to last year's two-hour special of the same name.

[03/30/11 - 10:30 AM]
"On the Case With Paula Zahn" Launches Into Fourth Season Starting Sunday, April 17 on Investigation Discovery
"Paula Zahn represents the very best in journalism and with her relentless quest for answers," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/30/11 - 10:12 AM]
The Merciless Master of Internet Madness Returns With All New Episodes of "Tosh.0" Beginning Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Other highlights include "Ben Bailey: Road Rage," a look at the misadventures of the "Cash Cab" host.

[03/30/11 - 09:42 AM]
Lifetime Television Renews Hospital Docu-Series "One Born Every Minute" for Second Season
10 new episodes are set to be part of the show's sophomore run.

[03/30/11 - 09:18 AM]
Does Charlie Sheen Have Winning Improv Skills? Find Out on April 12 When Sheen Joins the Cast of "Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza" on GSN
Sheen's episode, featuring Carey, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Greg Proops, was taped on January 18.

[03/30/11 - 09:09 AM]
ABC Wins Tuesday as "Body of Proof" Opens Big
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 29.

[03/30/11 - 08:58 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing" Puts ABC Back on the Map
Plus: ABC's "Body of Proof" drives CBS's "The Good Wife" to a series low.

[03/30/11 - 07:43 AM]
truTV to Air Reese's College All-Star Game During Final Four Weekend in Houston
The game, airing this Friday, will feature two teams of the top collegiate senior student-athletes in the country.

[03/30/11 - 07:32 AM]
Bio Presents "Scream: The Inside Story" on Wednesday April 6 at 8PM ET/7PM CT/ 9PM PT
The two-hour special features all-new interviews with Wes Craven, Neve Campell, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan and Matthew Lillard.

[03/30/11 - 07:29 AM]
Emmy Award(R) Winning Comedian Kathy Griffin Headlines TV Guide Network's Coverage of William and Kate's Royal Wedding
"Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding" premieres Friday, April 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/30/11 - 04:01 AM]
BET's "Let's Stay Together" Season Finale "Together, Forever-Ever?" Vows to Leave Viewers Speechless on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10:30 P.M.
Will Stacy and Charles finally tie the knot? Tune in for the shocker that will have everyone talking.

[03/30/11 - 03:01 AM]
James Van Der Beek to Host Logo's Fourth Annual "NewNowNext Awards" 2011
Plus: A.J. McLean, Sara Rue, Niecy Nash, Natalia Kills and Lisa Lampanelli are added to list of show presenters.

[03/29/11 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 29
Updates include: Jason Jones joins Heather Locklear in "The Assistants" at CBS; Nancy Travis to star opposite Tim Allen in ABC comedy; and Gerald McRaney to topline CBS's "Homegrown."

[03/29/11 - 06:44 PM]
Video: First Look at MTV's "Teen Wolf"
The new scripted series premieres Sunday, June 5 after the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

[03/29/11 - 04:48 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Another Big Night for "Pawn Stars"
Back-to-back installments of the History series are the night's most-watched programs.

[03/29/11 - 04:16 PM]
MTV's "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" Is Back Bigger Than Ever, Delivering Its Highest Monday Night Ratings to Date for the Series
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 28.

[03/29/11 - 02:58 PM]
Bravo to Air First Ever Live "Real Housewives" Reunion on April 5
Andy Cohen will host the special, airing next Tuesday at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/29/11 - 02:38 PM]
ABC Family's "Secret Life" and "Make It or Break It" Solid in Season Debuts
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, March 28 and the month to date.

[03/29/11 - 02:07 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Army Wives" Posts Season High
The Lifetime original bests both "Chopped: All-Stars" and "Kourtney & Kim Take New York."

[03/29/11 - 01:36 PM]
USA Continues to Make History With 1st Quarter Win
USA further spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2011.

[03/29/11 - 01:34 PM]
March Ratings Roar for Food Network!
Food Network spins the numbers for the month of March.

[03/29/11 - 01:01 PM]
Nickelodeon to Honor Justin Timberlake With The Big Help Award at 2011 Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, Airing Live From Los Angeles
The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.







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[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
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