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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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