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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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[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN NFL Programming Highlights - "Draft Academy" Debuts April 22
Projected first-round picks Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee will be part of the four-week series.

[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.