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[04/01/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 1
Updates include: Eddie Izzard plots FX return; Christopher Lloyd joins NBC's Dan Goor comedy; and Burt Reynolds joins CMT's "Reel Love" original movie.

[04/01/11 - 04:42 PM]
Prepare to Be "Mobbed" Again, America! FOX Orders Eight Additional One-Hour Episodes
Last night's debut episode was the most-watched unscripted telecast to follow an "American Idol" episode in over two years.

[04/01/11 - 04:23 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore Reunion" Gets It Done
The show's reunion is up 33% from last season's special.

[04/01/11 - 03:24 PM]
Paris Hilton to Guest Star on MTV's "The Hard Times of RJ Berger"
Said installment airs this Monday at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[04/01/11 - 02:02 PM]
Lifetime Books "Holloway" Sequel, Reality Series for Monday, May 9
"Vanished With Beth Holloway" will then regularly air Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/01/11 - 01:43 PM]
MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" Premieres Monday, April 4 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT Featuring Special Guest Appearance by Justin Bieber
The cable channel offers up a sneak preview of the new season.

[04/01/11 - 01:18 PM]
"Swamp People" Season 2 Premiere Up Double Digits in All Key Demos
History spins the numbers for Thursday, March 31.

[04/01/11 - 11:51 AM]
Following the Efforts to Rescue One Endangered Oiled Pelican, "Saving Pelican 895" Debuts April 20, Exclusively on HBO
The 45-minute documentary comes from director Irene Taylor Brodsky ("The Final Inch" and "Hear and Now").

[04/01/11 - 11:03 AM]
HBO Sets Summer Premieres: "True Blood" Returns June 26, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on July 10 and "Entourage" on July 24
The pay channel confirms its summer return dates.

[04/01/11 - 10:29 AM]
Cake Decorating Queen Ashley Vicos Takes Her Over-The-Top Creations and Outrageous Staff on the Road in "Have Cake Will Travel"
The seven-episode series is produced by Picture This Television and premieres on Tuesday, April 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/01/11 - 10:09 AM]
HBO, Tandem Communications, Scott Free Productions Develop "The Sector"
The Cinemax original series revolves around "the commander of a paramilitary unit who pursues a dangerous new race of genetically-enhanced humans."

[04/01/11 - 09:15 AM]
NBC's Vocal Competition Series "The Sing-Off" Is Searching for the Next A Cappella Singing Sensation
Casting calls begin next month in Boston, New York City, Nashville, Chicago and Los Angeles.

[04/01/11 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's" Surges But Can't Catch "Idol"
The ABC drama was up 33% from last week's installment among adults 18-49.

[04/01/11 - 08:56 AM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Musical Episode Soars
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 31.

[04/01/11 - 08:14 AM]
MTV Calls on Audience to Live a GYT Lifestyle
"MTV's Top 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths," featuring various MTV talent, premieres Tuesday, April 26 at 8:30/7:30c.

[04/01/11 - 05:23 AM]
This Snake's Got Asp-irations: Animal Planet Announces Television Deal With @BronxZoosCobra
In some April Fools' fun, the cable channel "announces" a two-hour documentary about the Twitter parody.

[04/01/11 - 05:01 AM]
Twentieth Century Fox and Netflix Announce Distribution Deal Which Makes "Glee" and "Sons of Anarchy" Available to Watch Instantly From Netflix Starting April 1
In addition, library series such as "Ally McBeal" and "The Wonder Years" will stream instantly for the first time from Netflix.

[04/01/11 - 12:24 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Chaos" (CBS)

[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.

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[10/08/15 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: The CW sees year-to-year growth with the return of "Arrow" and "Supernatural."

[10/08/15 - 08:34 AM]
The Long Anticipated Third Season of David Cross' "Todd Margaret" Returns to IFC on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins at 10 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 and All Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:01 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Rings in the Holidays with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," Featuring Originals and Beloved Christmas Classics Round-the-Clock Beginning October 31
Said lineup includes "Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery," "The Christmas Note," "Magic Stocking" and "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow."

[10/08/15 - 07:59 AM]
A&E's "The First 48" and "Nightwatch" Return for All New Seasons on Thursday, November 5
The former kicks off its 15th season with its landmark 300th episode.

[10/08/15 - 07:00 AM]
Next Games and AMC Proudly Launch The Walking Dead: No Man's Land - The Official Mobile Game of AMC's "The Walking Dead" - on iOS Today
Guided by Daryl Dixon, the fan-favorite character from the TV show played by Norman Reedus, players are in charge of their own unique group of survivors and their fate.

[10/07/15 - 01:55 PM]
2015 FOX MLB Postseason Leads Off with ALDS Doubleheader Thursday Night
FS1 televises up to eight ALDS games over the next seven days as the 2015 Postseason unfolds.

[10/07/15 - 01:26 PM]
"Please Like Me" Available on Hulu Starting October 11
The first two seasons will be available to stream, giving subscribers the chance to catch up on the hilariously dark world of Josh Thomas in advance of Pivot's October 16 season three launch of the award-winning comedy.

[10/07/15 - 01:12 PM]
World Champion Christen Press Joins FOX Sports' @TheBuzzer
Stories are posted several times a day on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and are featured throughout FS1 programming.

[10/07/15 - 11:24 AM]
TV One and NCTC Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement
"TV One is delighted to begin a multi-year agreement with NCTC," said Michelle L. Rice.

[10/07/15 - 10:56 AM]
With Live + 3-Day Viewing, CBS Passes ABC as Friday's #1 Network in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS further spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/07/15 - 10:47 AM]
Culinary Chaos! Esquire Network Sets Premiere Date for "Knife Fight" for Tuesday, November 10 at 9/8c
Hosted by Chef Ilan Hall, each episode of the hit franchise features two celebrated chefs battling it out head-to-head, making at least two dishes in a single hour from a combination of secret ingredients.

[10/07/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Orders Seventh and Eighth Seasons of Emmy Award-Winning "Bob's Burgers"
"Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America's most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons," said David Madden.

[10/07/15 - 09:48 AM]
Hallmark Channel's #1-Rated "Countdown to Christmas" Programming Event Starts Saturday, October 31
In 2014, "Countdown to Christmas" brought 74 million viewers to the network in November and December, making Hallmark Channel #1 among households and key demos.

[10/07/15 - 09:17 AM]
"Limitless" Sweeps Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.