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[04/27/11 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 27
Updates include: Cote de Pablo to continue on "NCIS"; NBC in talks to carry "The Firm"; and Ving Rhames to star in Comedy Central's "Black Jack."

[04/27/11 - 07:07 PM]
Spike Ships "Coal" to Sundays; TLC Revives "Fabulous Cakes," "Four Weddings"
Plus: Discovery's "Wild Animal Repo" set for May 15; Logo's "Pretty Hurts" moves to Saturdays; and Travel Channel to go "Off Limits" next month.

[04/27/11 - 02:44 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Ratings Continue Strong: Series Is #1 Primetime Cable Program Third Week in a Row
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 26.

[04/27/11 - 02:43 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Strike Back
TNT's coverage of the postseason returns to the top spot on cable last night.

[04/27/11 - 01:12 PM]
Video: New Promos: "Teen Wolf" - MTV
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 11:00/10:00c after the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

[04/27/11 - 12:47 PM]
The Walt Disney Company's Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD Pacing at Record Levels in 2011
The Disney cable networks spin the numbers for the year to date.

[04/27/11 - 11:40 AM]
NBC Reveals First 12 of 32 Selected Artists/Contestants Who Will Compete in "The Voice," New Vocal Competition Series That Premiered April 26
The Peacock will re-broadcast the two-hour series premiere tonight - Wednesday, April 27 - at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/27/11 - 11:07 AM]
NBC's "The Voice" Debuts to the Highest 18-49 Rating for Any Series Premiere This Season
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 26.

[04/27/11 - 10:53 AM]
TNT's NBA Playoffs Coverage Off to Best Start in Cable History
TNT spins the numbers for its postseason coverage to date.

[04/27/11 - 10:47 AM]
TLC to Premiere Documentary Film "Off the Rez" on May 14
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos executive produced the film, which made its world debut last night at the Tribeca Film Festival.

[04/27/11 - 10:35 AM]
Comcast First to Offer Current Top-Rated TV Series from All Four Major Broadcast Networks On Demand
This expansion of TV series, among others, nearly doubles the amount of hit TV series now available from the major broadcast networks.

[04/27/11 - 10:22 AM]
Video: "Torchwood: Miracle Day" New Teaser Unveiled
The new season premieres Friday, July 8 at 10:00/9:00c on Starz.

[04/27/11 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime and Demi Moore Enter Into Multi-Project Development Deal
The pact includes an eight-episode order for "The Conversation," an interview series hosted by photographer Amanda de Cadenet.

[04/27/11 - 10:06 AM]
Billboard Chart-Topper Katy Perry to Appear on MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" on Thursday, April 28 at 10PM ET/PT
Performances will be set to "Firework," "Hot N Cold," "E.T.," "Teenage Dream," "California Gurls," "Waking Up In Vegas" and "Peacock."

[04/27/11 - 09:56 AM]
Rupert Everett and Ivana Trump to Join TLC Talent in London for Royal Wedding Coverage
They'll join Clinton Kelly and Amanda Byram live from London on Friday, April 29.

[04/27/11 - 09:44 AM]
Jason Sudeikis to Host the "2011 MTV Movie Awards"
Sudeikis joins the ranks of past hosts such as Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Fallon, Mike Myers, Sarah Silverman and Justin Timberlake.

[04/27/11 - 09:16 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up Season 3 of "Blue Mountain State"; Denise Richards Set To Reprise Her Role
13 new episodes will roll out sometime next season.

[04/27/11 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces May Finale Storylines
The Eye details its May sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/27/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC is Tuesday's Most-Watched Net with its 2nd-Best Results in 5 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 26.

[04/27/11 - 08:32 AM]
WGN America to Air "How I Met Your Mother" Social Media Campaign and Mother's Day Marathon
Beginning the week of May 3, fan messages will run on WGN America in on-screen snipes during the show's 9:00/8:00c broadcast.

[04/27/11 - 08:32 AM]
Logo's Season Finale of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Caps Off Highest-Rated and Most-Streamed Season Ever
Logo spins the numbers for Monday, April 25 and the season to date.

[04/27/11 - 08:31 AM]
Epix Expands Availability Across Consumer Electronic and Mobile Devices
All apps are free and allow subscribers who are authenticated via cable, satellite and telco distributors to access over 3,000 movies.

[04/27/11 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Big Start for NBC's "The Voice"
The show's two-hour premiere is last night's top program among adults 18-49.

[04/27/11 - 08:12 AM]
Investigation Discovery and the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps Examine the National Problem of Juvenile Crime and Protection
"Children of Promise: The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy," narrated by Mandy Patinkin, premieres Friday, May 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/27/11 - 08:06 AM]
"The Electric Barbarellas" Premieres on Wednesday, May 4th at 11PM ET/PT
MTV's latest original series follows five young women with big dreams and even bigger personalities who share a common goal of making it in today's competitive music industry.

[04/27/11 - 07:39 AM]
May Syfy Saturday Original Movies Showcase Richard Grieco in "Almighty Thor" and Manu Bennett in "Sinbad and the Minotaur"
Cody Deal and Patricia Velasquez co-star in the former, due May 7, while "Minotaur" premieres May 21.

[04/27/11 - 07:23 AM]
It's Jason Aldean's "Kinda Party" as He Leads the Nominees for the "2011 CMT Music Awards"
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awards show, which will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8.

[04/27/11 - 07:06 AM]
USA Leaps Into Spring with April Win
USA spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/27/11 - 06:51 AM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Returns for the Ultimate Battle That May End the Antarctic Whaling War Forever
The Emmy-nominated series returns for its fourth season beginning Friday, June 3 at 9:00/8:00c with 10 episodes.

[04/27/11 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 and Flavor Unit Entertainment Give Summer a New Sizzle With VH1's First Hour-Long Scripted Series "Single Ladies"
The series launches with a two-hour movie event on Monday, May 30 followed by 10 one-hour episodes.

[04/27/11 - 05:01 AM]
TV Guide Network Announces Original Programming & Development Slate for 2011-2012
Said lineup includes three new mini-series - "Hollywood Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Icons and Innovators" and "Moments That Changed TV Forever" - and nine branded original specials.

[04/26/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 26
Updates include: "One Tree Hill" actors locked up for season nine; HBO adds to "Game Change" cast; and Lauren Stamile to recur on USA's "Burn Notice."

[04/26/11 - 04:05 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Overpowers NBA Playoffs
Plus: Syfy's "Sanctuary" takes a huge dip from its last Friday airing (1.424 million, 0.4 rating among adults 18-49).

[04/26/11 - 03:54 PM]
The CW Announces Early Pickups for Five Series for the 2011-2012 Season
"America's Next Top Model," "The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl," "90210" and "Supernatural" are all due back.

[04/26/11 - 03:50 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Treme" Audience Down in Return
The HBO series was off from both from its premiere (1.125 million) and its finale (0.931 million) last season.

[04/26/11 - 03:16 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Posts Second Consecutive Month of Growth Versus Year Ago Discovery Health Numbers
OWN spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 02:14 PM]
NBA Playoffs Viewership up 27 Percent on ABC; 23 Percent on ESPN
ABC and ESPN spin the numbers for their NBA postseason coverage to date.

[04/26/11 - 01:51 PM]
A&E Finishes Best April in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 01:50 PM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Continues to Snare Record-Setting Audiences During Third Season
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/26/11 - 01:49 PM]
The Hub Continues Ratings Growth, Bolstered by World TV Premiere of "Chuck's Big Air Dare" and Special Easter "Family and Friendship" Series Marathon
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 01:48 PM]
"Extreme Couponing" Earns TLC #1 Ad-Supported Cable Slot on Wednesday Nights
TLC spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.

[04/26/11 - 01:43 PM]
Scott Garner Named Senior Vice President, Scheduling and Acquisitions, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Most recently, Garner was senior vice president, planning, scheduling & acquisitions, Lifetime Networks.

[04/26/11 - 01:36 PM]
"iCarly" Scores April's Top Entertainment Telecast on Basic Cable
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 01:19 PM]
Learning The Family Business Really Bites in Discovery Channel's All-New Series "Swamp Brothers"
As previously reported, the newcomer launches Friday, May 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/26/11 - 01:18 PM]
History(R) Tops Itself Yet Again as April 2011 Becomes the Network's Best Month of All Time!
History spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 12:18 PM]
Celebrate The Rock's Birthday on "WWE Monday Night Raw"
On May 2, The Rock will celebrate his birthday with celebrities, thousands of WWE fans and all of WWE's Superstars and Divas at the American Airlines Arena.

[04/26/11 - 12:10 PM]
Disney XD Delivers its Best April on Record in Total Day and Prime
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/26/11 - 12:09 PM]
ABC Announces Its May Sweeps Programming
ABC details its upcoming sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/26/11 - 11:40 AM]
TBS Orders Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse"
Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith star in the series, which is based on the "Why Did I Get Married?" films.

[04/26/11 - 11:39 AM]
FOX Wins Week, Beats No. 2 Network by +42%
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 18-24.







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[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
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