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[04/14/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 14
Updates include: Tim Allen's daughters cast in ABC pilot; Playtone to bring Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" to HBO; and Cynthia McWilliams to play wife to Damon Wayans in CBS pilot.

[04/14/11 - 09:04 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 14
Plus: Katy Perry and David Cook will perform on the next results show Thursday, April 21.

[04/14/11 - 03:46 PM]
Viewers Can Own a Piece of Dillon, Texas Football One Last Time Through the Official "Friday Night Lights" Auction Celebrating the Acclaimed NBC Series
The auction kicks off April 19 at NBCUAuctions.com and runs through September, with new items up for bidding every week.

[04/14/11 - 03:37 PM]
Syfy's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" Sets Series Ratings Records for Fourth Consecutive Week
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 13.

[04/14/11 - 03:25 PM]
TNT Acquires CBS Television Distribution's Action-Packed Hit Drama "Hawaii Five-0"
Repeats of the series will debut on the cable channel in the summer of 2014.

[04/14/11 - 03:22 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Makes It Two in a Row
The A&E original has been Wednesday's top cable draw for back to back weeks.

[04/14/11 - 02:03 PM]
Adult Swim Picks Up Season 2 of "Eagleheart"
Head of Adult Swim Mike Lazzo said, "I've never seen so many executive producers on one 15-minute show!"

[04/14/11 - 02:01 PM]
CMT Honors Prince William and Kate Middleton's Special Day With a "CMT Big Redneck Salute to the Royal Wedding" Marathon
22 episodes of the series will encore from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1.

[04/14/11 - 12:51 PM]
ABC Entertainment Group Announces the Start of Production and Cast of the Four-Part Miniseries, "Titanic"
Filming begins Monday, May 9 in Budapest, Hungary.

[04/14/11 - 12:42 PM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Season Five of Blockbuster Hit "iCarly"
"Our audience will be psyched to get more of what they love - new episodes of their favorite show, iCarly," said Marjorie Cohn.

[04/14/11 - 12:34 PM]
ESPN's 2011 NFL Draft Telecast: Berman, Gruden and Kiper Lead Primetime Coverage from Radio City Music Hall
On Thursday, April 28 (Round 1) and Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3), Berman and Kiper will team with Gruden on the main set from Radio City.

[04/14/11 - 12:19 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Finishes vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of April 4-8
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 4-8.

[04/14/11 - 11:31 AM]
"E! True Hollywood Story: Sarah Palin" Premieres April 21 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on E!
Lorenzo Benet, John Hernandez and Dr. Lorii Ann Perin are among the featured interviews.

[04/14/11 - 11:27 AM]
TV Guide Network's Royal Wedding Coverage Continues With The Exclusive U.S. Premiere of "Meet the Middletons" on Saturday, April 23
Also on tap: "Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding" on Friday, April 29.

[04/14/11 - 11:18 AM]
Iconic Shows "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" Will Broadcast Their Final Episodes in September 2011 and January 2012, Respectively
They'll be replaced by two new lifestyle shows from ABC, "The Chew" and "The Revolution."

[04/14/11 - 10:31 AM]
Walmart and P&G Announce Five More Films in "Family Movie Night" Initiative
Following FOX's "Truth Be Told" (April 16) and NBC's "Field of Vision" (June 11), look for additional films on August 6, September 3 and this December on the Peacock.

[04/14/11 - 09:59 AM]
2011 NBA Playoffs Tip Off Saturday Across ESPN Platforms
Said coverage - up to 44 games, including The Finals exclusively on ABC - will begin with five games this weekend.

[04/14/11 - 08:58 AM]
"Happy Endings" Scores ABC's Top Adult 18-34 Number at 10pm in Over 1-1/2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 13.

[04/14/11 - 08:55 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Wins But "Breaking In" Sinks
Plus: ABC's comedies hit season lows while "Survivor" posts its lowest-rated regular telecast ever.

[04/14/11 - 08:52 AM]
Bio Channel Presents "Biography: Kate Middleton" Premiering April 27 at 10PM ET
Said installment will air two days before the royal wedding on the cable channel.

[04/14/11 - 08:52 AM]
"Burn Notice's" Bruce Campbell Hosts "Sam Axe Appreciation Day" Marathon on Sunday, April 17 Followed by the Premiere of "Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe"
Plus: fan "Chatter" will scroll across the television giving Sam Axe fans the opportunity to see their own comments live on screen.

[04/14/11 - 08:49 AM]
Anchor's Away! VH1 and Sixthman Set Sail for 2nd Annual VH1 Best Cruise Ever Featuring Train, Lifehouse, Colbie Caillat, and The Script
The annual music festival will take place on board Carnival Inspiration from Tampa, FL, to Cozumel, Mexico on April 28th - May 2nd.

[04/14/11 - 08:32 AM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Entertainment Slate for the 2011-12 Upfront Season
Set to return are "Must Love Cats," "Monsters Inside Me," "Fatal Attractions," "Infested!" and more!

[04/14/11 - 08:26 AM]
Multi-Faceted Entertainer Nick Cannon Debuts His First-Ever Stand-Up Special on Showtime(R)
"Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz" premieres Saturday, May 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.

[04/14/11 - 08:17 AM]
Hitting the Motherlode: Historic High Ratings, New Hit Talent, as Discovery Unveils Its 2011-12 Upfront Slate
The network's returning class includes "Dirty Jobs," "Man vs. Wild," "Storm Chasers," "Auction Kings" and "Swamp Loggers."

[04/14/11 - 08:04 AM]
Investigation Discovery, America's Fastest-Growing Network, Unveils Largest-Ever Slate of New and Returning Series and Specials for 2011-12 Upfront Season
The network's hefty returning slate includes "Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets," "Disappeared," "Stalked: Someone's Watching," "Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry" and more!

[04/14/11 - 08:04 AM]
Discovery's Television, Online and App Audiences Must Determine Penn & Teller's Bold Faced Lies in New Fall Series "Secrets of the Universe"
Each show includes up to 10 outrageous and mind-blowing stories, but one is a fabrication, an out and out lie!

[04/14/11 - 08:03 AM]
TNT Follows Slam Dunk NBA Regular Season with 40+ Games of 2011 NBA Playoff Coverage
Said coverage kicks off with a tripleheader on Sunday, April 17.

[04/14/11 - 08:01 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows its Overall Audience Year to Year for the 4th Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 4-8.

[04/14/11 - 07:17 AM]
Discovery Communications Introduces Velocity - A Turbocharged Network for An Upscale Male Audience
The all-HD network will be available in approximately 40 million homes at launch, and will be found at the channel location currently occupied by HD Theater.

[04/14/11 - 07:12 AM]
Flipboard Partners With OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Oprah.com for the First Ever "Oprah" Section to Be Included in All New Flipboard Downloads
Every new download of Flipboard will come with select recommended content including Facebook, Twitter and now Oprah.

[04/14/11 - 07:06 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Original Programming Including Four Series Renewals and Six New Series
"Ask Oprah's All Stars," "Enough Already! with Peter Walsh," "In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman" and "Oprah Presents Master Class" are all due back.

[04/14/11 - 06:39 AM]
TLC Announces A Broad Slate of Original Programming for 2011-12 Upfront
On tap are two more "Say Yes to the Dress" spin-offs: "Bridesmaids" and "Randy to the Rescue."

[04/14/11 - 06:26 AM]
The All-New Science Launches An Explosive Slate of Programming for the 2011-2012 Upfront
"Meteorite Men," "How Its Made," "Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" and "Mantracker" are all set to return.

[04/14/11 - 06:19 AM]
Science to Premiere Ricky Gervais' "An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List"
"It was hard work getting Karl to agree to another torture session, I mean series," said Gervais.

[04/13/11 - 10:40 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 13
Updates include: Jessica Lange joins FX's "American Horror Story"; Ed Bernero to depart CBS's "Criminal Minds"; and Hallmark's "William & Kate" finds two leads.

[04/13/11 - 05:31 PM]
Date Change for "Rock the House" and "A Crush on You" on Hallmark Channel
"Rock the House," starring Cassi Thomson and Jack Coleman, will now premiere Saturday, June 18 instead of the week prior.

[04/13/11 - 04:11 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Deadliest" Catches Broadcast Competition
Discovery's flagship series ties NBC's "Parenthood" and CBS's "The Good Wife" among adults 18-49.

[04/13/11 - 03:24 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Returns in Top Form: Season Premiere Is Number One Across Key Demos Delivering Over Four Million Viewers
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 12.

[04/13/11 - 01:52 PM]
Award-Winning Journalist Brooke Anderson Named Co-Anchor of "The Insider"
Anderson will join co-anchor Kevin Frazier this May.

[04/13/11 - 01:38 PM]
Scripps Cooks the Competition in the Food Category: 2 Networks - 20 New Series and 22 Returning Shows
Food Network and Cooking Channel detail the programming plans for the rest of 2011 and beyond.

[04/13/11 - 12:10 PM]
Cast and Producers of ABC's "Cougar Town" to Answer Phone Calls from Fans
During the April 18 episode, Bobby and Laurie will reveal a phone number that viewers can dial for a chance to speak with a member of the cast.

[04/13/11 - 11:40 AM]
TBS to Celebrate "World's Best Boss" with Night Devoted to Dunder Mifflin's Michael Scott
The three-hour marathon will air Tuesday, April 26, two days before Steve Carell's exit on NBC.

[04/13/11 - 11:32 AM]
Summer by Bravo Heats Up With Season Premieres of "Rocco's Dinner Party," "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and "Million Dollar Decorators"
"New Jersey" returns Monday, May 16 with "Decorators" on Tuesday, May 31 and "Dinner Party" on Wednesday, June 15.

[04/13/11 - 11:14 AM]
"Toya: A Family Affair" Ratings -- 1.5M Viewers!
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 12.

[04/13/11 - 10:56 AM]
Billboard Announces Finalists for The 2011 Billboard Music Awards
Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, the winners of which will be announced on Sunday, May 22 on ABC.

[04/13/11 - 10:43 AM]
TV Guide Network Is "Bi-Winning" With New Programming Lineup to Include Classic Sitcom, "Spin City"
Repeats of the show's Charlie Sheen-led episodes will kick off Monday, April 18 with a two-hour block.

[04/13/11 - 10:36 AM]
Video: Global Superstar Ke$ha Comes to MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" to Challenge the Next Five Crews on Thursday, April 14, at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Check out a sneak preview of this week's opening number.

[04/13/11 - 09:54 AM]
GMC Premiere of Family Drama "Heartland" Slated for Thursday, April 14
The Canadian import follows "the struggle of a debt-ridden family of Rocky Mountain horse ranchers fighting to keep a dream alive against a backdrop of young love, conflict and intrigue."

[04/13/11 - 09:27 AM]
TLC Takes Viewers Into the Secret World of Gypsies
The network has acquired "Big Fat Gypsy Weddings," which originally premiered in the U.K., and is in development on a new series.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.