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[09/13/11 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 13
Updates include: Robert Doherty to bring "Sherlock Holmes" to CBS; Carter Covington books two projects; plus other new efforts from Shaun Cassidy, Silvio Horta and Jennie Snyder Urman.

[09/13/11 - 04:58 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "MNF" Overshadows Night of Finales
TNT's "The Closer," TLC's "Kate Plus 8" and History's "Pawn Stars" can't catch ESPN's doubleheader.

[09/13/11 - 04:53 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Entourage" Signs Off With Season High
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Rebirth," OWN's "Twins of the Twin Towers" and USA's "The Space Between."

[09/13/11 - 03:43 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Opener Wins the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 12.

[09/13/11 - 01:48 PM]
NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Takes the Show on the Road to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI
The show will broadcast live on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, following the season two premiere of "The Voice" and the NBC stations' late local news.

[09/13/11 - 01:28 PM]
Meredith Vieira Named NBC News Special Correspondent
She will contribute her signature reporting for "Rock Center with Brian Williams," as well as report for "Today," "NBC Nightly News" and other NBC News programs.

[09/13/11 - 01:12 PM]
Video: TNT Unveils Promo and Photos from "The TNT Mystery Movie Night"
The six film stunt begins with "Scott Turow's Innocent" on Tuesday, November 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/13/11 - 12:50 PM]
Lifetime Works It by Greenlighting New Unscripted Series "24 Hour Catwalk" Featuring Fashion Luminaries Alexa Chung, Cynthia Rowley, Derek Blasberg and James LaForce
The 10-episode series gives "four talented designers the chance to compete to create their own collection... in just one day."

[09/13/11 - 12:49 PM]
Middle-Class Teens Go Bad in Lifetime Original Movie "The Bling Ring" Premiering September 26 at 9PM ET/PT
Jennifer Grey, Yin Chang and Austin Butler star in the film, originally set for August 8.

[09/13/11 - 11:35 AM]
"The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" Rank as the Top 2 Scripted Programs Last Week on Basic Cable
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 5-11.

[09/13/11 - 11:13 AM]
ABC Family's 13th Annual "13 Nights of Halloween" Holiday Programming Event Airs October 19-31
Said event kicks off with a new prequel episode of "Pretty Little Liars" on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/13/11 - 11:07 AM]
NFL Football and "America's Got Talent" Outscore the Primetime Competition for the Week of Sept. 5-11
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 5-11.

[09/13/11 - 10:58 AM]
"Big Brother" Wraps Up Its Most Successful Summer Since 2004 With Year-to-Year Growth on All Platforms - On-Air, Online and on Cable
CBS spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/13/11 - 10:55 AM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Syfy's "Smackdown" Takes Demo Honors
Disney's "Phineas & Ferb" and Nickelodeon's "Penguins of Madagascar" however are the most-watched originals.

[09/13/11 - 10:51 AM]
Thrilled Novelist Marcus Sakey Unveils Untold Stories Beneath Each City's Underbelly in New Travel Channel Series "Hidden City" Premiering Monday, December 5 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The premiere episode explores Sakey's hometown of Chicago, the city famous for reinventing itself through its checkered history.

[09/13/11 - 10:28 AM]
USA Network Expands Original Programming With Two New Comedy Pilots
The two pilots, from diverse auspices including Nathan Lane, Douglas McGrath, Michael Feldman and Katy McCaffrey, mark the network's foray into half-hour comedy.

[09/13/11 - 10:26 AM]
ABC Matches its Top-Rated Week Since Early June Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 5-11.

[09/13/11 - 10:07 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps All Kids Competition for 13th Consecutive Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of September 5-11.

[09/13/11 - 10:00 AM]
Bravo Gets Cozy in the Clubhouse With the Return of "Watch What Happens: Live" Sunday, September 25 at 11PM ET/PT
Upcoming guests in season five include Sarah Jessica Parker, Anderson Cooper, Jay Mohr, Tia & Tamera Mowry and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

[09/13/11 - 09:53 AM]
Trace Adkins Takes the Stage for an All-New CMT "Invitation Only" Premiering Sunday, September 25
Adkins performs his hits including "You're Gonna Miss This", "Songs About Me" and "Hot Mama," as well as "Million Dollar View" and "Just Fishin'" off his latest album.

[09/13/11 - 08:57 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelor Pad" Wraps on Top for ABC
ABC's summer franchise holds off FOX and its "Hell's Kitchen" driven lineup.

[09/13/11 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor Pad" Builds in its 2nd Season
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 12.

[09/13/11 - 08:44 AM]
Celebrity Chef, Stephanie Izard, Named Official Chef of the "CMT Artists of the Year" Event, Premiering in December
"I cannot wait to hear who will be in attendance this year and create a menu that I feel best represents those honored," said the "Top Chef" winner.

[09/13/11 - 07:42 AM]
Wendy Williams to Host Logo's "The A-List: New York" and "The A-List: Dallas" Reunion Blowouts
The two-hour "The A-List: New York" reunion special will air in two parts - Monday, October 10 at 10:00/9:00c and October 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/13/11 - 07:34 AM]
"The Latino List," Presenting Living Portraits of Prominent Latinos, Debuts Sept. 28 on HBO Lating and Sept. 29 on HBO
Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Jose Moreno Hernandez, Eva Longoria, Pitbull, Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez and Sonia Sotomayor are among the featured subjects.

[09/13/11 - 06:52 AM]
ION Television Acquires Exclusive Broadcast Syndication Rights to "George Lopez" from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
The series will air on Thursdays beginning September 29 with a three-hour block from 1pm-4pm ET/PT, on Fridays from 1pm-6pm ET/PT and again on Sundays from 10pm-3am ET/PT.

[09/13/11 - 06:15 AM]
Gordon Ramsay Names the Top Four Chefs in "Hell's Kitchen"
The show's two-hour season finale airs this Monday, September 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/13/11 - 12:11 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Ringer" (The CW)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/13/11 - 12:10 AM]
Interview: "90210" Executive Producers Patti Carr & Lara Olsen
The series returns to Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c for its fourth season, premiering tonight.

[09/12/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 12
Updates include: "The Carrie Diaries" officially lands at The CW; ABC snags the Jim Belushi-led "You Won't Even Know I'm Here"; and TBS orders a pilot from Conan O'Brien's Conaco banner.

[09/12/11 - 06:14 PM]
Charlie Sheen to Appear on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" This Thursday (September 15)
Sheen talks about his new series "Anger Management" and gives his reaction to Saturday night's roast.

[09/12/11 - 02:25 PM]
Disney's "Phineas and Ferb" Soars to Series Highs in Kids 6-11 and Boys 6-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, September 9.

[09/12/11 - 02:16 PM]
Diane Sawyer to Interview Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Husband, Commander Mark Kelly, Monday, November 14 on ABC
The one-hour primetime special will air at 10:00/9:00c on said night.

[09/12/11 - 01:21 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces a Dynamic New Leadership Team to Head Its Newly Named Production Company -- Universal Television
Tracey Pakosta and Russell Rothberg will spearhead the studio's comedy and drama departments, respectively.

[09/12/11 - 12:16 PM]
Video: "Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen" - First Look Video Clips
Taped on Saturday at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, the special premieres on Monday, September 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/12/11 - 10:52 AM]
Mothers and Daughters Battle for Control of "The Big Day" in the New Special Series "Momster of the Bride"
Originally set for Saturday, August 13, the four-part special will now roll out Sunday, September 18.

[09/12/11 - 10:34 AM]
"Inside Edition" Begins Its 24th Season on September 12, 2011
This upcoming season, the newsmagazine begins broadcasting in HD.

[09/12/11 - 10:33 AM]
"Judge Joe Brown" Launches Its 14th Season on Sept. 12th
The first episode of Season 14 features Jamie Jungers, former mistress of Tiger Woods.

[09/12/11 - 10:32 AM]
CBS Launches Two Weeks of Social Media Events for Fall Premieres
After a successful debut in March, attracting thousands of fans and viewers, CBS will launch another round of Tweet Week, starting on Monday, September 19.

[09/12/11 - 10:21 AM]
ABC's "20/20" 9/11 Special is the Top Non-Sports Program in the 10pm Hour
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 11.

[09/12/11 - 10:09 AM]
"Swift Justice" Kicks-Off Season 2 With New Host and New Attitude
Former Las Vegas District Court Judge Jackie Glass joins the Emmy-nominated series as the new host for its second season, beginning this week.

[09/12/11 - 09:36 AM]
Discovery's "American Underworld": Country's Most Extreme Subcultures Revealed Premieres September 19
Mark Allen Johnson hosts the series, topics for which include drugs, theft and the sex trade.

[09/12/11 - 09:25 AM]
Kids Touched by Organ Donation Share Their Stories in Nick News With Linda Ellerbee, "A Gift of Life," Premiering Sunday, Sept. 18, on Nickelodeon
Beginning Monday, Sept. 19, the special will be available on Nick.com and on iTunes as a free podcast.

[09/12/11 - 09:22 AM]
Bravo and Healthy Choice Collaborate for Largest Integrated Marketing Partnership in Their Respective Histories
Said partnership includes a competition-based original web series, "Top Chef Healthy Showdown."

[09/12/11 - 09:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Cowboys/Jets Overshadow the Competition
Over 23 million tune into "Sunday Night Football's" formal premiere.

[09/12/11 - 09:07 AM]
TV Land Begins Production on Season Three of the Emmy(R) Award-Winning "Hot in Cleveland"
Upcoming guest stars include Don Rickles, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kathie Lee Gifford, Joe Jonas, Sean Hayes, Huey Lewis, John Mahoney, Sandra Bernhard and Susan Lucci.

[09/12/11 - 09:01 AM]
CMT Cracks Famous American Recipes With Todd Wilbur on "Top Secret Recipe" Premiering Friday, October 7
The series follows famous food hacker Todd Wilbur as he tries to recreate the secret recipe of an iconic American brand in three days.

[09/12/11 - 08:46 AM]
Current TV to Broadcast the Culmination of Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality": A Global Event to Address Climate Change and Mobilize Citizens to Take Action
The multi-media presentation airs on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00/6:00c from New York City.

[09/12/11 - 08:30 AM]
NBC News Announces Name of New Primetime Newsmagazine - "Rock Center with Brian Williams" to Premiere this Season
"Hopefully our journalism will speak louder than any name," said Williams. "If it doesn't, perhaps people will tune in to 'Rock Center' hoping to see Tina Fey."

[09/12/11 - 08:17 AM]
Travel Channel Features Weekends to Die for Throughout October and Kicks Off With New Original Mini-Series "Making Monsters," Premiering Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Also on tap: new episodes of "Ghost Adventures" and newcomer "The Dead Files."







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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.