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[04/05/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 5
Updates include: "The Chicago Code's" Shawn Ryan sets up shop at Sony; Brenda Strong reports to TNT's "Dallas"; and NBC confirms its remaining pilot directors.

[04/05/11 - 05:04 PM]
Netflix and Lionsgate Unite for Exclusive Syndication Arrangement to Stream Up to Seven Seasons of Acclaimed Series "Mad Men" to Netflix Members
The first four seasons will be available starting July 27 on the service.

[04/05/11 - 03:24 PM]
Actress & Comedienne Wanda Sykes will Guest Star on "Drop Dead Diva" as Third Season Premieres This June
Sykes will play the character of Judge Yvonne Wright, an eccentric judge, in the fifth episode this season.

[04/05/11 - 03:05 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "WWE Raw" Split Top Honors
The duo are the most-watched programs last night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/05/11 - 02:22 PM]
Starz Delivers Record Ratings: New Episode of "Camelot" Friday, April 8 at 10pm et/pt
Starz spins the numbers for Friday, April 1.

[04/05/11 - 01:48 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Ax Men," "Chopped" Top Drama Premieres
AMC's "The Killing," Showtime's "The Borgias" fall short of their reality competition.

[04/05/11 - 12:38 PM]
Week-Over-Week Gains by "American Idol" and the Outstanding Premiere of New Special "Mobbed" Power FOX the Week of March 28-April 3
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 28-April 3.

[04/05/11 - 12:38 PM]
Bravo Media Announces Lexus, KitchenAid and Chase Sapphire as Top Sponsors for "Top Chef Masters"
The reality competition series returns this Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00/10:00c.

[04/05/11 - 12:33 PM]
Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards Tops the Week in Basic Cable, Draws More Than 7 Million Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of March 28-April 3.

[04/05/11 - 12:29 PM]
"The Celebrity Apprentice," "The Biggest Loser: Couples" and "Law & Order: SVU" Pace NBC the Week of March 28-April 3
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 28-April 3.

[04/05/11 - 12:27 PM]
"Chopped All-Stars" Is #1 on Cable Sunday Night
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, April 3.

[04/05/11 - 12:26 PM]
"WWE Tough Enough" Debuts to Huge Numbers
USA spins the numbers for Monday, April 4.

[04/05/11 - 11:25 AM]
Country Music, College Hoops and Scripted Series Lead CBS to a Weekly Win in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 28-April 3.

[04/05/11 - 11:13 AM]
"Futurama" is Set to Premiere This Fall in Broadcast Syndication
The sci-fi animated series has been sold in 90% of the country for broadcast weekend syndication debut in September 2011.

[04/05/11 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Films' "Too Big to Fail" Debuts May 23
The film offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008.

[04/05/11 - 10:33 AM]
ABC Generates its Strongest Non-"Oscar" Week in Nearly 5 Months
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 28-April 3.

[04/05/11 - 09:29 AM]
E! Entertainment Television Brings Its Global Audience Continuous Coverage from the Wedding of the Century
Plus: look for "Fashion Police Royal Wedding," a one-hour special on Friday, April 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/05/11 - 09:23 AM]
CBS and Turner Deliver Highest NCAA Tourney Ratings Since 2005
CBS Sports and Turner Sports spin the numbers for Monday, April 4.

[04/05/11 - 09:02 AM]
CBS News Announces Multi-Platform Coverage Plans for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Highlights include "The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty," a one-hour primetime special on Friday, April 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/05/11 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: UConn Victory Powers CBS
Plus: "Harry's Law" hits a series low for NBC with its season finale last night.

[04/05/11 - 08:46 AM]
ABC is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 4th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 4.

[04/05/11 - 08:21 AM]
The First Annual "The Comedy Awards" Premieres Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central, SPIKE TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land and Logo
Highlights include Jon Cryer debuting his new song "Jon Cryer will F*#K You Up!"

[04/05/11 - 08:10 AM]
Sports Reporting has Finally Met its Match When "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" Premieres on Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
An upcoming episode will feature appearances by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan from the Los Angeles Clippers.

[04/05/11 - 06:48 AM]
USA Creates Industry-First Entertainment Check-In App on Android
The new initiative includes a first-ever Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) app that incorporates a complete social television experience.

[04/05/11 - 06:31 AM]
Discovery Communications Unveils The New SCIENCE
The new on-air elements officially debut on June 8, in conjunction with the second season premiere of "Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman."

[04/05/11 - 12:34 AM]
Interview: "Pregnant in Heels" Star Rosie Pope
Bravo's latest reality series launches tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/04/11 - 11:06 PM]
Booth and Brennan Go on a Treasure Hunt on An All-New "Bones" Thursday, April 21, on FOX
Geoff Stults, Michael Clarke Duncan and Saffron Burrows guest star in the episode, a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off.

[04/04/11 - 10:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 4
Updates include: Jennifer Johnson, Greg Plageman to run pilots; "Mr. Sunshine" co-creators stick with Sony; and Miranda Lambert to develop a new drama for ABC Family.

[04/04/11 - 07:24 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Solid Start for Starz's "Camelot"
The show's two-hour premiere bests the launch of "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena."

[04/04/11 - 05:04 PM]
HGTV Green Home Giveaway 2011 Kicks Off April 14
Plus: look for the "HGTV Green Home 2011" special premiering on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/04/11 - 02:16 PM]
Catch a Sneak Peek of FOX's New Comedy "Breaking In"
Viewers can visit GetGlue, a leading social network for entertainment, to see the show's first five minutes.

[04/04/11 - 01:47 PM]
The CW and Ford Partner to Give Away One 2012 Ford Focus Each Night During the Week of April 4
Michael Steeger, Tika Sumpter, Robert Buckley, Nigel Barker, Sara Rue, Katerina Graham and Cassidy Freeman are among those featured in the branded spots.

[04/04/11 - 12:14 PM]
"The Borgias" Posts Best Ratings For A New Showtime Drama Series In Seven Years
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, April 3.

[04/04/11 - 11:49 AM]
1.9 Million Viewers Watched "The Kennedys" World Premiere on ReelzChannel
ReelzChannel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 3.

[04/04/11 - 11:48 AM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Tom Selleck Stars in "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost," A New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Sunday, May 22
CBS details the upcoming seventh film in the series of television movies.

[04/04/11 - 11:42 AM]
The Style Network's #1 Series "Jerseylicious" Returns for 20 All-New Episodes in the Most Dramatic Season Yet Beginning Sunday, May 15 at 8PM ET/PT
Plus: Vivica A. Fox will host "Jerseylicious: Wild and Untamed," a two-part reunion special airing May 8 and May 15.

[04/04/11 - 11:12 AM]
Warlocks and Winning and Tiger's Blood Oh My! "E! True Hollywood Story: Charlie Sheen" April 6th At 10:00 PM Only On E!
Daniel Baldwin, Bret Michaels and Heidi Fleiss are among those interviewed for the special.

[04/04/11 - 10:05 AM]
Weigel Broadcasting Co.'s "Me-TV" Exceeds 45% Clearance Mark Finalizing Deals With 14 Domestic Station Groups
Me-TV's programs include "M*A*S*H," "Perry Mason," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Bob Newhart Show," the original "Star Trek" and "Hawaii Five-0" series, in addition to 60 others.

[04/04/11 - 09:39 AM]
Animal Planet and GlobalGiving Join Forces to Maximize Fundraising for the Network's Charitable Giving Initiative - R.O.A.R.
The network's non-profit initiative stands for Reach Out. Act. Respond.

[04/04/11 - 09:38 AM]
Mike Rowe to Narrate Epic New Series "Human Planet," Premiering April 10 at 8PM on Discovery Channel
The "Dirty Jobs" host is also the voice behind the network's "Deadliest Catch" and "Wild Pacific."

[04/04/11 - 09:35 AM]
First-Ever 24/7 Broadcast Television Network Created Exclusively for African Americans to Launch This Fall: Bounce TV to Feature Movies, Sports, Specials, Series, Inspirational Faith-Based Programming and More
The new network made the first in what-will-be a series of programming acquisition announcements today, acquiring the television rights to nearly 400 African American-skewing motion pictures.

[04/04/11 - 09:20 AM]
"The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" Tops Sunday in All Key Measures
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 3.

[04/04/11 - 09:17 AM]
Oxygen Media Announces Three New Series in Development: "Maids of Drama," "Lost Angels" and "My Post Grad Life" (Working Titles)
Plus: "Hair Battle Spectacular" renewed for a second season; "The World According to Paris" to bow Wednesday, June 1.

[04/04/11 - 09:16 AM]
Season Two of "24 Hour Restaurant Battle" Premieres Thursday, April 21st at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network
Scott Conant hosts the new season, which will once again give "two teams have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open their own dream restaurants for one night."

[04/04/11 - 09:16 AM]
Oxygen Launches New Night of Originals Beginning Sunday, June 12 With "The Glee Project"
Darren Criss will be a guest mentor to the contenders in the premiere episode.

[04/04/11 - 08:55 AM]
ABC Posts Its Top Sunday in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 3.

[04/04/11 - 08:42 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Spark CBS Win
The 46th annual event is on par with last year's numbers.

[04/04/11 - 07:51 AM]
President Clinton Announces MTV and College Board Collaboration on First-Ever Social Media Tool for Financial Aid
The two - with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - will develop a first of its kind social media tool to help students find money for college.

[04/04/11 - 07:47 AM]
"Watch What Happens: Live" Celebrates 100th Episode Airing Thursday, April 7 at 11PM ET/PT
Plus: Bravo has officially greenlit the series for a fifth season, which is slated to begin September 2011.

[04/04/11 - 07:09 AM]
Critically-Acclaimed Drama Series "Rake" Acquired by DirecTV
The Australian drama focuses on the chaotic world of a criminal defense barrister, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh).







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