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[09/14/11 - 10:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 14
Updates include: Ethan Hawke, Vince D'Onofrio to star in NBC pilot; FOX eyes drama based on DC Comics hero "The Spectre"; and Martin Lawrence inks talent deal with CBS.

[09/14/11 - 06:05 PM]
Nigel Lythgoe Announces New Production Company First Slate of Development Deals Already in Place
Said company is behind "CMT's Next Superstar," which returns for its second season in June.

[09/14/11 - 04:07 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Sons of Anarchy" Holds Onto Top Spot
The FX drama however is down nearly 25% from last week's season premiere in total viewers.

[09/14/11 - 11:30 AM]
"THS: Bethenny Frankel" Premieres September 21 at 10:00 PM ET/PT Only on E!
Her husband Jason Hoppy and former "Real Housewives of New York City" castmate Sonja Morgan are among the featured interviews.

[09/14/11 - 11:30 AM]
Will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson Join Roster of Mentors on The Hub TV Network's New Music Reality Series "Majors & Minors"
The new original reality music series premieres Friday, September 23 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[09/14/11 - 11:16 AM]
The Revolution Will be Televised! Comedy Central's(R) Newest Stand-Up Series "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution" Premieres Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
The six-episode series features stand-up sets from Iglesias and his funniest comedian friends plus music from three-time Grammy(R) award-winners Ozomatli, the house band.

[09/14/11 - 10:53 AM]
"Ringer" Debut Gives The CW Largest Audience in the Time Period in Over Three Years
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 13.

[09/14/11 - 10:33 AM]
Showtime Presents "Living for 32": An Eye-Opening Look at the Gun Control Debate
The film - airing this Friday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c - profiles Colin Goddard, a survivor of the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting.

[09/14/11 - 10:19 AM]
FOX Goes Green for Red Carpet Arrivals of The "63rd Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
This year's red carpet is made from 25,000 square feet of locally-sourced recycled carpet, produced in the only LEED-certified carpet facility in the world.

[09/14/11 - 10:18 AM]
Disney Channel Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Among the highlights: "This Is Me," a new interstitial series featuring real-life kids talking about what makes them and their families unique.

[09/14/11 - 10:09 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up a Second Season of "Bar Rescue" After Posting Series High Ratings This Past Sunday Night
Production will begin this winter from venues all around the country and the new episodes will air in the summer of 2012.

[09/14/11 - 09:30 AM]
"Big Brother" Renewed for Summer 2012
The summer reality hit is wrapping up its most successful season since 2004.

[09/14/11 - 09:05 AM]
G4 Premieres New Marvel Original Anime Series "X-Men" Featuring Actor Scott Porter as the Voice of Cyclops on Friday, October 21 at 11 PM ET/PT
The fourth anime series as part of G4 and Marvel's exclusive partnership, "Blade," will premiere this winter.

[09/14/11 - 09:01 AM]
PBS Announces Hosts for Nine-Part PBS Arts Fall Festival, Kicking Off October 14
Rainn Wilson, Taylor Hackford, Andy Garcia, Rosanne Cash, Linda Ronstadt and Paula Zahn are among the celebrity hosts who will introduce the programs.

[09/14/11 - 08:54 AM]
"ABC News Special - Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words" is a Big Draw on Tuesday
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 13.

[09/14/11 - 08:46 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ringer" Opens Solid for The CW
The Sarah Michelle Gellar-led drama posts network's best numbers in its time period in over two years.

[09/14/11 - 08:11 AM]
Oxygen's So-New Reality Series "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" Premieres on Monday, October 17 at 10pm ET/PT
Additionally, Oxygen has secured a Universal Studios Home Entertainment partnership surrounding the Blu-ray(TM) and DVD release of the hit film "Bridesmaids."

[09/14/11 - 07:37 AM]
TheSimpsons.com Gets a D'Oh-Licious New Look
The new website will feature "booths" modeled after Springfield's most famous landmarks.

[09/14/11 - 07:36 AM]
New Series "Hairy Bikers" Premieres on History Friday, Oct 14 at 10pm ET
The 12-part series follows master chef Paul Patranella and mechanic Bill Allen on an adventure through America's heartland.

[09/14/11 - 07:20 AM]
NBC and GetGlue Announces New Live Studio Audience Check-In With NBC's Late Night Line-Up
The new service will roll out beginning on Wednesday, September 14 with "Leno" and "Fallon" studio audiences being the first to unlock and share the exclusive stickers via GetGlue, Twitter and Facebook.

[09/14/11 - 07:05 AM]
NBC's Top-Rated Summer Series "America's Got Talent" Announces Additional Guest Musical and Variety Acts and Top Four Duets for the Season Finale
Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, LeAnn Rimes, Cobra Starship with Sabi and OneRepublic will join the previously announced Tony Bennett with Queen Latifah, Jackie Evancho, Def Leppard and Cirque du Soleil.

[09/14/11 - 07:00 AM]
USA Network Integrates Character Chatter With Facebook Platform Elevating Interactivity
The new capabilities will go live in conjunction with the season finale of "Necessary Roughness," tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/14/11 - 06:53 AM]
Joe Zee's Fashion-Rescue Series "All On The Line with Joe Zee" Returns to Sundance Channel With New Lables and New Buyers November 18
Guest stars this season include Rachel Roy, Olivia Palermo, Adam Lambert, Mark Badgley, James Mischka and Veronica Webb.

[09/14/11 - 06:17 AM]
Seventeen Magazine and ABC Family's Delete Digital Drama Initiative Goes to Washington D.C.
As part of the campaign, ABC Family stars, including Katie Leclerc and Tyler Blackburn, shared personal stories about their own experiences with bullying.

[09/14/11 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Sends Top Matchmaker Siggy Flicker to Rescue Desperate Daters in "Why Am I Still Single?!"
As previously announced, the newcomer premieres Sunday, October 16 - now at the earlier time of 9:00/8:00c.

[09/14/11 - 06:01 AM]
MTV Explores the Collision of Life, Love and Digital Drama With Premiere of "(Dis)Connected" on October 10 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
Immediately following the film, MTV will broadcast a half-hour MTV News special hosted by SuChin Pak and Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore."

[09/14/11 - 12:06 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Up All Night" & "Free Agents" (NBC)
Find out the numbers the newcomers will likely need to get second seasons.

[09/14/11 - 12:05 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "H8R" (The CW)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[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.







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[11/21/14 - 08:43 AM]
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[11/21/14 - 07:03 AM]
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[11/20/14 - 12:29 PM]
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[11/20/14 - 12:09 PM]
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