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[10/21/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 21
Updates include: Leah Remini back at ABC with talent deal; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Alan Ball brings "Wichita" to HBO.

[10/21/11 - 05:02 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Wraps on Top
MTV's juggernaut wraps on par with Game 2 of the World Series among adults 18-49.

[10/21/11 - 02:39 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore" Season Four in Italy Delivers "Bellisimo" Ratings
Plus: "Jersey Shore: The Reunion" will encore this Thursday, October 27 at 9:00/8:00c with five additional minutes of new footage.

[10/21/11 - 01:25 PM]
Acclaimed British Comedy Actress Catherine Tate Returns to Dunder Mifflin Sabre This Season on NBC's "The Office"
She'll reprise her role as Nellie Bertram, a misguided special projects manager.

[10/21/11 - 11:25 AM]
Interview: "Once Upon a Time" Co-Stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas & Lana Parrilla
Plus: Raphael Sbarge and executive producer Steven Pearlman on the new ABC drama, premiering Sunday.

[10/21/11 - 10:26 AM]
ABC Sweeps Lineup to Include Two-Hour "Private Practice," Katie Couric Special & More
Various specials will pre-empt many series on the Alphabet at least once during the November period.

[10/21/11 - 09:26 AM]
"Rules of Engagement" Delivers Its Best Fall Premiere in Viewers and Adults 18-49 Since 2007
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/11 - 09:25 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" is Thursday's No. 1 Drama in Adults 18-49 for the 5th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/11 - 09:09 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Nikita" Co-Star Shane West
The actor teases tonight's episode, airing at 8:00/7:00c on The CW, in a two-part chat.

[10/21/11 - 09:07 AM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" Special Available to Fans Online One Week Before Air!
"The Off-Season" will lead into the show's second season premiere next Friday, October 28.

[10/21/11 - 09:05 AM]
Video: First Look: "Magic City" - Newest Starz Original Series
The Jeffrey Dean Morgan-led drama premieres in April on the pay channel.

[10/21/11 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Game 2 Keeps FOX in Front
Plus: originals on The CW top a full lineup of repeats on NBC last night among adults 18-49.

[10/21/11 - 07:57 AM]
Melissa Gilbert Stars in "The Christmas Pageant," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, December 11
The original movie also stars Robert Mailhouse, Ed Herrmann and Lennon Wynn.

[10/21/11 - 07:30 AM]
Fuse Counts Down the Best Beats on "Top 100 Hip Hop Hits"
The ten-hour countdown will air weeknights at 9:00/8:00c from Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4.

[10/21/11 - 06:57 AM]
Judd Nelson Stars as Santa Claus in "Cancel Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, November 13
Justin Landry, Connor Price and newcomer Sante Scaletta also star in the film, part of the network's "Countdown to Christmas" stunt.

[10/21/11 - 06:07 AM]
DirecTV Brings Highly Anticipated Paul Abbott Drama Series "Hit and Miss" to Audience Network
Chloƫ Sevigny also stars in the series, created by Emmy and BAFTA Award winner Abbott.

[10/20/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 20
Updates include: "Person of Interest," "Unforgettable" near full seasons from CBS; Ed Bernero to bring "The Punisher" to ABC; and Sean Jablonski to take over "Noir" at Starz.

[10/20/11 - 04:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Special Lands on Top
Plus: numbers for A&E's "American Hoggers," Style's "Too Fat for 15" and ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars."

[10/20/11 - 01:51 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars'" Special is ABC Family's No. 1 "13 Nights of Halloween" Telecast Ever in Total Viewers
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 19.

[10/20/11 - 12:38 PM]
Sir Roger Moore's Returns to Television in "A Princess for Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, December 3
Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan, Travis Turner ("Supernatural") and newcomer Leilah De Meza co-star in the holiday original.

[10/20/11 - 12:20 PM]
NBC Announces Adventure-Dating Series "Love in the Wild" Will Return for Second Season
"The success of the relationships formed on the first season of this series is a testament to the unique format of this show," said Paul Telegdy.

[10/20/11 - 11:54 AM]
Episode 3 of "American Horror Story" Achieves Series-High Deliveries in Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Men 18-49
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 19.

[10/20/11 - 11:46 AM]
Legendary Pop-Funk Group The Original 7Ven, the Group Formerly Known as The Time, Set to Make the Crowd "Get It Up" and Dance as the Opening Act of the 2011 "Soul Train Awards"
Cedric "The Entertainer" hosts the annual event, airing Sunday, November 27 on BET and Centric.

[10/20/11 - 11:42 AM]
"Once Upon a Time" Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to Participate in a Live, On-Camera Facebook Chat on Friday, October 21
The duo will be available to answer your questions about their new show, live and on-camera from 1:30-2:00 p.m., ET.

[10/20/11 - 11:41 AM]
Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Sugarland and Zac Brown Band Will Perform on "The 45th Annual CMA Awards"
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Thompson Square, Keith Urban and Chris Young.

[10/20/11 - 11:15 AM]
Ovation's "Battle of the Nutcrackers" Programming Event to Feature the U.S. Television Premiere of Mariinsky Theatre's The Nutcracker on December 12
Nigel Lythgoe and Debbie Allen will introduce all of the productions and provide insight and commentary.

[10/20/11 - 10:39 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Week of Oct. 10-14
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 10-14.

[10/20/11 - 10:33 AM]
Production Has Begun in Atlanta on "Let It Shine," A Disney Channel Original Movie
Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones and Trevor Jackson star in the film, scheduled to premiere in summer 2012.

[10/20/11 - 10:25 AM]
Billy Ray Cyrus Gives TV Viewers the Gift of Music This Holiday Season in "Christmas Comes Home to Canaan," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere December 17
The sequel to 2009's "Christmas in Canaan" also stars Liam James, Matt Ward, Gina Holden, Emily Tennant and Julian D. Christopher.

[10/20/11 - 10:23 AM]
NBC Unwraps Wide Array of Festive Holiday Programming for 2011
Highlights include "A Michael Buble Christmas," "The Sing-Off Holiday Special" and "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?"

[10/20/11 - 09:58 AM]
"Survivor: South Pacific" and "Criminal Minds" Posts Week-to-Week Gains Opposite the World Series
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 19.

[10/20/11 - 09:29 AM]
Maria Thayer, Vivica A. Fox and Vicki Lawrence Star in "Annie Claus Is Coming to Town" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, December 10
Sam Page, Ryan Bittle and Nay Nay Kirby also star in the project, from telefilm guru Larry Levinson.

[10/20/11 - 09:08 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Tops the World Series for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 19.

[10/20/11 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opener Puts FOX on Top
Plus: ABC continues to see huge year-to-year gains from "Revenge" and "Suburgatory."

[10/20/11 - 08:43 AM]
ABC's "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 for the 2nd Week in a Row Across All Target Demos
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 10-14.

[10/20/11 - 07:33 AM]
Designer Casey Noble Brings Affordable, Accessible Style to Budget-Conscious Homeowners in HGTV's "Design on a Dime"
The landmark 30th season of the veteran franchise will roll out Saturday, October 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/20/11 - 07:32 AM]
Dean Cain and Rachel Blanchard Give the Gift of Hope in "The Case for Christmas" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, November 19
George Buza and Barry Flatman also star in the project, another installment in the "Countdown to Christmas" stunt.

[10/20/11 - 06:32 AM]
Elizabeth Berkley and Jason Gray-Stanford Star in "Lucky Christmas" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, November 12
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" features more true holiday-themed programming than any other network.

[10/20/11 - 06:14 AM]
President Barack Obama Is Set to Make His Fourth Appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tuesday (October 25)
His previous appearance was the first by a sitting President to appear on a late night talk show.

[10/20/11 - 06:09 AM]
MTV Saves the 2012 Dates for the Biggest Nights in Music and Movies - The MTV Movie Awards and the Video Music Awards
The former will air Sunday, June 3 with the latter on Sunday, September 9.

[10/20/11 - 06:01 AM]
Spike TV Named Official Entertainment Television Partner of 2012 International CES
Spike will also introduce "CES All Access Live," which will offer tech fans more than 12 hours of 2012 CES coverage across multiple platforms.

[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.







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[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
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[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
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[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
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[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
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[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
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