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[05/03/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 3
Updates include: ABC eyes celebrity edition of "Wife Swap"; Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino inks development deal with MTV; and Glenn Gordon Caron sets overall deal with CBS Television Studios.

[05/03/11 - 05:12 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Continue Rise for TNT
Second round coverage puts TNT ahead of the competition last night.

[05/03/11 - 03:01 PM]
Animal Planet's Sunday Night Drew Stellar Ratings
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/03/11 - 02:34 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Game of Thrones" Hits Series High
The HBO drama is second only to "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" among adults 18-49 on the scripted front.

[05/03/11 - 01:55 PM]
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "In Plain Sight" Return to Big Numbers
USA spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 01:53 PM]
NBA Playoffs First Round on ESPN Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed Ever; Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed on ABC Since 2004
ESPN and ABC spin the numbers for their postseason coverage to date.

[05/03/11 - 01:45 PM]
"Masterchef" Gets Cooking Monday, June 6, on FOX
The network details the hometowns, names and professions of the 100 amateur cooks participating in the new season.

[05/03/11 - 01:35 PM]
Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York Shares Her Personal Struggle to Rebuild Her Life in the New OWN Series - "Finding Sarah" - Premiering June 12
The six-episode series will air Sundays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[05/03/11 - 01:33 PM]
PBS Announces Summer 2011 Lineup: Rufus Sewell, Eric Clapton and Little Richard Bring Mystery and Music to All-New Shows
Upcoming "Masterpiece Mystery!" originals include "Poirot XI," "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series V" and "Zen."

[05/03/11 - 01:24 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Sunday Night Originals Post Fourth Consecutive Week of Double Digit Growth Versus Year Ago
OWN spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/03/11 - 01:11 PM]
ABC Benches "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" for Sweeps, to Relaunch on June 3
"Dancing With the Stars" recaps will continue to fill the Tuesday, 8:00/7:00c hour going forward.

[05/03/11 - 12:20 PM]
Video: First Look at AMC's New Series "Hell on Wheels"
Production on the series begins Monday, May 16 in Calgary for a fourth quarter premiere later this year.

[05/03/11 - 12:07 PM]
2011 Tony Award Nominations Announced for "The 65th Annual Tony Awards(R)," A Three-Hour Ceremony to Be Broadcast Live from the Beacon Theater, Sunday, June 12 on CBS
"The Book of Mormon" and "The Scottsboro Boys" top the list with 14 and 12 nominations, respectively.

[05/03/11 - 12:02 PM]
FOX Wins Week, Reigns in April
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 11:55 AM]
Bio Channel Presents "Biography: Osama Bin Laden" - Premieres Tonight, May 3 at 10PM ET
The special will "unveil the life of the one time engineering student who turned into a dominating, influential and radical Islamic leader, war soldier, billionaire financier and infidel."

[05/03/11 - 11:50 AM]
"The Mentalist" Sees Its Way to the Week's #1 Scripted Program
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 11:21 AM]
The Debut of "The Voice," An Expanded Episode of "The Office" Pace NBC for the Week of April 25-May 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 11:20 AM]
CMT Asks Fans "What's Your 20?" In New Music Special Celebrating Most Influential Women of Country Over Past 20 Years
The two-hour fan-voted show, airing this Friday, May 6 at 10:00/9:00c, features all-new exclusive interviews with Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba and Taylor Swift.

[05/03/11 - 11:02 AM]
Mark Your Calendars for Summer's Choicest Event! "Teen Choice 2011" to Air Sunday, August 7, Live on FOX
Host(s), performers and presenters, as well as the first round of nominees that teens can vote for, will be announced soon.

[05/03/11 - 10:59 AM]
Nickelodeon Closes Week as Number-One Total Day Cable Net
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 10:58 AM]
Season Three of Lifetime Television's Critically Acclaimed Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva" to Premiere Sunday, June 19
Guest stars this season include Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, Amanda Bearse, Tony Goldwyn, Howard Hesseman and Sharon Lawrence.

[05/03/11 - 10:56 AM]
Disney Channel is TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day in Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 10:55 AM]
Ashley Begins Her Search for That One Special Man When "The Bachelorette" Premieres, Monday, May 23, on ABC
The Alphabet details the 25 suitors on the show's new season.

[05/03/11 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Stands as the Weeks Most-Watched TV Net, Claiming 5 of the Top 10 Programs
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/03/11 - 10:20 AM]
Lifetime Announces 2011-12 Programming Slate
The cable channel has renewed "Army Wives" for a sixth season while "Drop Dead Diva" returns Sunday, June 19.

[05/03/11 - 09:59 AM]
"Swords" Returns May 12th on Discovery
As previously reported, the new season will air Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/03/11 - 09:42 AM]
Bugs Bunny Takes Flight as Cartoon Network Launches Advertising Experience for "The Looney Tunes Show" Onboard Spirit Airlines
The series launches tonight at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[05/03/11 - 09:09 AM]
ABC Towers Over the First Monday of May
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 2.

[05/03/11 - 09:04 AM]
Nominee Votes for The "2011 MTV Movie Awards" Are In!
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" tops the list with eight nods, followed by "Inception," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "The Social Network."

[05/03/11 - 08:44 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops CBS by Wide Margin
The Eye's "Mike & Molly" and "Hawaii Five-0" both hit series lows.

[05/03/11 - 08:08 AM]
Upfront 2011: History(R) Builds on Phenomenal Growth and Historic Success
Over a dozen series are set to return next season, including "Ancient Aliens," "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" and, of course, "Pawn Stars."

[05/03/11 - 08:02 AM]
FOX Uncovers Another Season of "Bones"
"'Bones' is creatively fresh, it's a rock-solid player every time it airs and this season it has helped us win on Thursday nights for the first time in our history," said Kevin Reilly.

[05/03/11 - 08:00 AM]
"History Detectives" Moves to a New Night and Time this Summer with a New Season Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET Beginning June 21, 2011 on PBS
Among the new season's topics: the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

[05/03/11 - 07:35 AM]
Week of Programming on the Hunt for Bin Laden and Attacks of 9/11 to Air on National Geographic Channel in the Wake of Bin Laden's Assassination
The rebroadcasts include "Inside 9/11," "Witness: DC 9-11," "Giuliani's 9-11" and "Inside the Green Berets."

[05/03/11 - 07:18 AM]
Scott Pelley, One of the Most Experienced Reporters in Broadcast Journalism, Will Become the New Anchor and Managing Editor of "The CBS Evening News"
The appointment to the broadcast, to be re-named the "CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley," is effective on June 6.

[05/03/11 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "How the States Got Their Shapes" Host Brian Unger
The new 10-episodes series launches tonight at 10:00/9:00c on History.

[05/02/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 2
Updates include: Steven Bochco, Chris Gerolmo to reteam for Showtime drama; Emily Mortimer tapped for lead on HBO's Aaron Sorkin pilot; and Ryan Seacrest books a new series at NBC.

[05/02/11 - 04:03 PM]
USA Network Gives Second Season Pick Up for "Fairly Legal"
Production on 13 new episodes will begin late summer 2011 to air first quarter 2012.

[05/02/11 - 04:03 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs Lift ESPN
The network's respective coverages are the night's top draws among adults 18-49 on Friday.

[05/02/11 - 03:40 PM]
USA Network Announces Ambitious Slate of More Than a Dozen "Character" Driven Projects from Hollywood's A-List Talent
The 13 projects include efforts from Nathan Lane, Mark Gordon and Kara DioGuardi.

[05/02/11 - 02:13 PM]
Invasive Wildlife Infiltrates Miami's Club Culture and Plush Lifestyle in Animal Planet's "Swamp Wars" (w/t)
The six-part series, formerly known as "Swamp City," will premiere Sunday, June 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/02/11 - 02:12 PM]
Discovery Channel One Hour Special "Killing Bin Laden" (WT) Provides Second-by-Second Account of Historic Operation
The special "provides an intimate second-by-second account of the Bin Laden operation."

[05/02/11 - 01:04 PM]
Judge Judy Sheindlin, Host of Daytime's #1 Rated Show "Judge Judy," Signs Multiyear Deal Through 2015
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this exciting second career," Judge Judy Sheindlin said.

[05/02/11 - 01:04 PM]
CBS to Encore Last Night's "CSI: Miami" This Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
Said installment was pre-empted on Sunday, May 1 due to breaking news.

[05/02/11 - 12:05 PM]
The Season Finale of "America's Next Great Restaurant" to Repeat on CNBC This Friday, May 6 at 10 p.m. ET
Plus: the Peacock details the winner of the series, the restaurants for which open today in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

[05/02/11 - 11:52 AM]
E! and E! Online Post Record-Breaking Performances with Royal Wedding Coverage
E! spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[05/02/11 - 11:40 AM]
USA Network, RSA Films and Ridley & Tony Scott Present Character Project Short Films, Celebrating Quintessential American Stories
USA commissioned eight talented filmmakers to create short films that explore the theme of American character through moving image.

[05/02/11 - 11:06 AM]
A Spooktacular Friday the 13th Program Lineup on The Hub TV Network, With a Chance to Win a Walk-On Role in an Episode of "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series"
Also in the lineup: The Hub Family Movie Night film, the popular 1984 thriller, "Gremlins."

[05/02/11 - 10:27 AM]
BBC America Celebrates Royal Wedding Ratings
BBC America spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[05/02/11 - 10:16 AM]
Record Ratings by Bravo Earns Best April in Network's History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of April.







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[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
Discovery Channel Explores the World of Automotive Auctions in All New Series "Highway to Sell"
Across America, neglected classic cars are waiting to be restored and make their way back onto the street.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America and BBC One Announce New Drama Series "The Living and the Dead"
"We are as excited about this show as anything since 'Life on Mars' and 'Ashes to Ashes' - we want it to be moving, tender, sensual... and very, very scary," said Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham.

[08/22/14 - 07:15 AM]
Teams Compete to Drive Away with the Grand Prize on New Food Network Series "Food Truck Face Off"
Jesse Palmer hosts the 13-episode series, premiering Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[08/21/14 - 02:56 PM]
NBC Partners with Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to Bring Most Social Experience Ever for "The 66th Emmy(R) Awards" Live on Mon., Aug. 25
"Access Hollywood," E! and the "Today" show along with host Seth Meyers and his "Late Night" team, will join forces to harness the strength of their collective social media footprint.

[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
GSN Greenlights Season Four of Emmy(R) Nominated Hit Series "The Chase" and Season Two of Matchmaking Show "It Takes a Church"
Both seasons - of 20 and eight episodes, respectively - will air in 2015.

[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
WE tv Is Getting in the Box - The "Sex Box" - Network Greenlights First-Ever Extreme Relationship Therapy Series for 2015 Premiere
The first season will feature nine, one-hour episodes.

[08/21/14 - 12:08 PM]
It's Manzo Mania! Caroline and Family Return with Series Premiere of Bravo Media's "Manzo'd with Children"
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/21/14 - 11:18 AM]
The Hub Network's App Is Honored with the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
In its review of the Hub Network's app, The National Parenting Center praised the app for its wholesome entertainment, interactivity and the manner in which it is organized.

[08/21/14 - 11:11 AM]
The Search for the Next "MasterChef" Begins with Open Casting Calls Starting Saturday, September 13
Calls are set for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, San Diego, San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans in the coming weeks.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.