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[10/19/11 - 10:56 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 19
Updates include: Marc Cherry brings "Devious Maids" at ABC; Josh Schwartz aims to import the U.K.'s "Misfits"; and Minnie Driver inks a talent deal with ABC.

[10/19/11 - 04:56 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Sons" Slips Past "Tosh" for Top Honors
Plus: numbers for ESPN's "Charismatic," Spike TV's "Scream Awards" and History's "Sniper: Bulletproof."

[10/19/11 - 04:02 PM]
"Rules of Engagement" Cast to Tweet Live from Set to Kick Off Season 6
Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, David Spade and Adhir Kalyan will all be up on @rulesengagement during Thursday's premiere.

[10/19/11 - 01:12 PM]
TNT Starts Production on Second Season of Hit Buddy-Lawyer Drama "Franklin & Bash"
Upcoming guest stars include Cybill Shepherd, Eric Mabius and Rick Fox.

[10/19/11 - 12:50 PM]
"Jersey Shore" Says "Arrivederci" as Season Four Comes to a Close Thursday, October 20th
Said finale will be followed by "Jersey Shore: The Reunion" and "Jersey Shore Hook-Up: Live Edition."

[10/19/11 - 12:34 PM]
FOX Launches its First Comprehensive Writer's Initiative Spanning Television, Feature Films and Digital
The program is "designed to nurture experienced writers with diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences."

[10/19/11 - 12:31 PM]
Video: David Cross and H. Jon Benjamin at NY Comic Con for IFC's "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"
The show's second season kicks off Friday, January 6 at 10:30/9:30c.

[10/19/11 - 12:04 PM]
GSN Shows Its Smarts: Network Acquires "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?(R)" from Mark Burnett & Twentieth Television
The series will air in five-hour blocks on Sunday nights at 7:00/6:00c beginning November 6.

[10/19/11 - 11:03 AM]
NBC Adds Bigger and More Outrageous Stunts to New Version of "Fear Factor" With Return Premiere of Fan-Favorite Alternative Series on December 12
"Fear Factor" will step into its new day and time one week after the conclusion of "The Sing-Off" on December 5.

[10/19/11 - 10:47 AM]
CBS Has All of the Top 10 Dramas of the Week in Viewers and Four of the Top Five in Adults 18-49
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of October 10-16.

[10/19/11 - 10:40 AM]
Classic Game "Clue" Comes to TV for the First Time in Live-Action Adventure Following Young Modern-Day Sleuths
The five-part mini-series will premiere with back-to-back, half-hour episodes Monday, November 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/19/11 - 10:24 AM]
"In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville" Airs Tuesday, November 8 on ABC
The one-hour special, featuring Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, will pre-empt "Body of Proof" on said night.

[10/19/11 - 10:05 AM]
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Minor Adjustments: Kids and Cosmetic Surgery" Premieres Sunday, Oct. 23
Beginning Monday, October 24, the special will be available on iTunes as a free podcast and available Tuesday, October 25 on Nick.com.

[10/19/11 - 09:55 AM]
"All-American Muslim" Premieres Sunday, November 13 at 10/9c on TLC
The eight-part series was originally set to premiere Thursday, October 13 on the cable channel.

[10/19/11 - 09:13 AM]
"Unforgettable" Posts Gains; "NCIS" Tops Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 18.

[10/19/11 - 09:02 AM]
ABC's "Man Up" Debut Posts Solid Lead-in Retention and Grows its Time Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 18.

[10/19/11 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Takes Demo Crown With Special "X Factor"
Meanwhile, ABC's "Last Man Standing" continues to post huge gains over last year's "No Ordinary Family."

[10/19/11 - 08:01 AM]
Tough-Talking Tia Torres Returns With New Canines and Ex Cons in Need of Rescue in Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The show's 12-episode third season kicks off Saturday, November 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/19/11 - 07:06 AM]
Discovery Channel's "American Chopper: Junior vs. Senior" and "American Guns" Generate Ratings Success on Monday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, October 17.

[10/19/11 - 07:01 AM]
CBS Celebrates the Anniversary of Its Iconic Eye Logo
The Eye was first introduced to the public during the network's station breaks on Saturday, October 20, 1951.

[10/18/11 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 18
Updates include: Judy Greer, Mandy Moore land comedies at ABC; Dianne Wiest, Chris Cooper to join HBO's "Corrections"; and Sarah Colonna books "Life As I Blow It" at NBC.

[10/18/11 - 10:03 PM]
17 Acts to Battle It Out Live for a Spot as One of "The X Factor" Finalists Tuesday, October 25, on FOX
The special two-and-a-half hour episode will be followed by a regular two-hour installment on Wednesday, November 2.

[10/18/11 - 06:35 PM]
CBS Drops "Gentleman" from Saturdays After One Airing
Repeats of "Mike & Molly" and "How I Met Your Mother" will instead fill the Saturday, 8:30/7:30c slot in the coming weeks.

[10/18/11 - 03:56 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "MNF" Goes Untouched for ESPN
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Sing Your Song," Disney XD's "Fort Boyard" and TLC's "Lottery Changed My Life."

[10/18/11 - 03:00 PM]
FX Presents An "American Horror Story" Halloween Marathon
Look for a season-to-date marathon on Monday, October 31 beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/18/11 - 02:54 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night in Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 17.

[10/18/11 - 02:41 PM]
Oxygen's "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" Is Network's Best Freshman Docu-Series Premiere
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, October 17.

[10/18/11 - 02:11 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: AMC's "Walking Dead" Eats Up Competition
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind," VH1's "Why Am I Still Single?" and Discovery's "iGenius."

[10/18/11 - 01:35 PM]
A&E Renews "The Glades" for a Third Season
The Matt Passmore-led drama will be back once again next summer.

[10/18/11 - 01:21 PM]
E! Scores Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Week in the Network's History
E! spins the numbers for the week of October 10-16.

[10/18/11 - 01:13 PM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 10-16.

[10/18/11 - 01:11 PM]
Animal Planet's "Saved" Premieres Monday, November 14 at 8 PM ET/PT - Showing How Animals Have the Power to Pull us Through our Most Difficult Tragedies
The six-part series "uplifts spirits and proves that animals have the power to transform human lives."

[10/18/11 - 01:04 PM]
Fox International Channels Kicks Off "The Walking Dead" Season 2 Global Rollout; First Shattered Records Arrive from Spain
FIC spins the international numbers for Sunday, October 16.

[10/18/11 - 12:32 PM]
CBS Monday Comedies: Television's Fastest Growing Two-Hour Comedy Block Among Adults 18-34
CBS further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/18/11 - 12:22 PM]
Battle for Energy, Power, Love and Money Rages Again as TNT Starts Production on New Series "Dallas"
Shot on location in the title city, "Dallas" premieres next summer on the cable channel.

[10/18/11 - 11:52 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Pan Am" Guest Star Erin Cummings, Sunday, October 23
She will be up on Twitter at @ErinLCummings during both the East and West Coast broadcasts of the show.

[10/18/11 - 11:51 AM]
New Artist of the Year Nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Thompson Square and Chris Young Will Perform on "The 45th Annual CMA Awards"
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

[10/18/11 - 10:51 AM]
Disney Channel is TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day for a Record 18th Consecutive Week in Both Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of October 10-16.

[10/18/11 - 10:38 AM]
"Oprah's Lifeclass" Expands to Two-Hour Event Fridays Beginning October 21
On Fridays immediately following "Oprah's Lifeclass" (8-9 p.m. ET/PT), Oprah will be live on-air and online (9-10 p.m. ET) chatting with fans and answering questions about the series.

[10/18/11 - 10:32 AM]
FOX Scores a Weekly Win Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of October 10-16.

[10/18/11 - 10:26 AM]
ABC Claims 4 of the Week's Top 10 Most-Watched TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 10-16.

[10/18/11 - 10:22 AM]
TBS Ranked as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Last Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of October 10-16.

[10/18/11 - 10:00 AM]
Spike TV Orders Season Four of "1000 Ways to Die"
The new season, consisting of 13 episodes, will premiere in March.

[10/18/11 - 09:48 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Earns Record Breaking Season Up 9 Percent from Previous High
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, October 16.

[10/18/11 - 09:34 AM]
Kelly Clarkson Takes the Stage in "VH1 Unplugged: Kelly Clarkson"
The special debuts online at Unplugged.VH1.com on Thursday, November 17 with an on-air premiere on VH1 the following night.

[10/18/11 - 09:17 AM]
Actor Josh Duhamel Lends Voice to All-New Groundbreaking Documentary Series "Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan" Premiering October 25 at 10PM ET/PT Only on G4
The hour-long, 10-episode documentary series follows an eight-man unit from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

[10/18/11 - 09:14 AM]
"How I Met Your Mother" and "Hawaii Five-0" Post Week-to-Week Increases in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 17.

[10/18/11 - 09:04 AM]
Grammy Award-Winning Artist Cee Lo Green Joins the Star-Studded Musical Line-Up on "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," Tuesday, November 29 on CBS
He joins previously announced artists Kanye West and Maroon 5.

[10/18/11 - 09:04 AM]
ABC's "Dancing" and "Castle" Grow in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 17.

[10/18/11 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Demo Streak
The Eye has won the adults 18-49 race every Monday this season.







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[11/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Showtime Debuts New Trailer for "SMILF" Season Two
The Frankie Shaw-led comedy returns Sunday, January 20 at 10:30/9:30c on the pay channel.

[11/16/18 - 10:00 AM]
Writer/Producer Eric Friedman Signs Overall Deal That Extends His Successful Tenure with Disney Channel
Most recently, Friedman was executive producer and showrunner of "Bizaardvark," which has wrapped production after three seasons.

[11/16/18 - 09:10 AM]
FOX Sports Reigns Supreme in Most Important Metric in All of Television: Live Sports Event Viewing
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/16/18 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Series Score Postseason Football Spotlights
Look for a special episode of "Magnum P.I." following the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 20.

[11/16/18 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Continue Reign
The network leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/16/18 - 08:02 AM]
Netflix to Produce Animated Feature Film "Escape from Hat" from Academy Award Nominated Director Mark Osborne
Production will commence this month in New York for an expected 2022 release.

[11/16/18 - 04:56 AM]
Animal Planet and Coyote Peterson Announce the Development of First Long-Form Television Series for YouTube Star
The series will premiere on Animal Planet in 2019 and will appeal to Peterson's established 13 million-strong "Coyote Pack" as well as Animal Planet's global audience.

[11/15/18 - 03:21 PM]
Video: Bravo's "Dirty John" Premiere Episode Is Available Now on YouTube, BravoTV.com, VOD and the Bravo App
Ahead of the premiere on Sunday, November 25, Bravo has made the entire first episode of "Dirty John" available for a pre-linear preview.

[11/15/18 - 01:38 PM]
NBC Rings in the Holidays with the Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Live on Wednesday, Nov. 28
The evening will include festive performances by Diana Ross, Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, Diana Krall, John Legend, Martina McBride, Pentatonix and Kellie Pickler, with a special appearance by Howie Mandel.

[11/15/18 - 12:50 PM]
Netflix Orders World War II Animated Drama Series "The Liberator"
The four-part series will be the first ever produced in Trioscope(TM) Enhanced Hybrid Animation, a new patent-pending technology combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance, bringing an unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity to the animated drama experience.

[11/15/18 - 11:30 AM]
C'mon in and Pull Yourself Up a "Chairry" as IFC Invites You to Return to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse"
The network will kick off its run of the series during a 24-hour marathon, including the iconic holiday special "Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse," on Thursday, November 22 starting at 6AM.

[11/15/18 - 11:21 AM]
MTV's Global Phenomenon "Ex on the Beach" Returns for a Celebrity-Filled Season Two Thursday, December 20th at 8PM ET/PT
With 12 versions of MTV's "Ex on the Beach" around the world, the new season will also air across MTV's international channels beginning in January.

[11/15/18 - 11:00 AM]
Kumail Nanjiani Enters "The Twilight Zone" - New Original Series Coming to CBS All Access in 2019
Nanjiani joins previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele and other cast members Sanaa Lathan and Adam Scott.

[11/15/18 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Releases Trailer for "The Other Two" - New Series from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider Premieres January 24
Guest stars for the debut season include, Beck Bennett, Kate Berlant, Michael Che, Andy Cohen, Heidi Gardner, Jackie Hoffman, Daniel K. Isaac, Brandon Scott Jones, Richard Kind, Greta Lee, Tinsley Mortimer, Andy Ridings, Josh Segarra, Wanda Sykes, Julio Torres, JJ Totah and Patrick Wilson.

[11/15/18 - 10:00 AM]
Disney Channel's Hit Series "Bunk'd" Ordered for a Fourth Season
The fourth season will be executive produced by Emmy(R)-nominated producer Phil Baker and Erin Dunlap.