[monday, november 14, 2011]    
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[11/14/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 14
Updates include: CBS extends "A Gifted Man," trims "Rules of Engagement"; Anna Kournikova departs "The Biggest Loser"; and NBC orders "Beautiful People" pilot.

[11/14/11 - 05:19 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Sweeps 18-49 Demo for Discovery
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "The Last Play at Shea," HBO's "24/7: Pacquiao/Marquez" and Hallmark's "American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards."

[11/14/11 - 03:07 PM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" #1 Program in All of Television Friday Night Among Men, With An Average of 4.15 Million Tuning In
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, November 11.

[11/14/11 - 03:00 PM]
CBS Announces Mid-Season Premiere Dates for "Rob" and "Undercover Boss"
The Rob Schneider-led half-hour will bow Thursday, January 12 while "Boss" is back Sunday, January 15.

[11/14/11 - 02:58 PM]
Disney Channel's "Geek Charming" Captivates Viewers - Is Friday's No. 1 TV Telecast in Target Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 Demographics
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, November 11.

[11/14/11 - 02:49 PM]
NBC Unveils New Mid-Season 2012 Schedule
The Peacock sets launch dates for "Smash," "The Firm," "Fashion Star" and "Are You There, Chelsea?"

[11/14/11 - 01:56 PM]
ABC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group Reach New Digital Distribution Agreement
ABC has the ability to distribute any series produced by WBTVG during the current 2011/12 and the 2012/13 seasons online via abc.com and Hulu's ad-supported platforms.

[11/14/11 - 01:56 PM]
"Grimm" and "Chuck" Join "Up All Night," "The Office" and "SVU" Among Top % Gainers Going from Live+Same Day to Live+7
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of October 24-30.

[11/14/11 - 01:18 PM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back" Set to Debut on Thursday, February 2 at 11 P.M. ET/PT
The 12-episode half-hour series will follow "Jersey Shore" on Thursday nights.

[11/14/11 - 12:45 PM]
TLC Starts Production on Niecy Nash Docu-Series
Shed Media is producing the untitled eight-episode half-hour series, which is scheduled to premiere in early 2012.

[11/14/11 - 12:04 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Season Nine Auditions Begin Thursday, January 5, in Atlanta, GA
Other audition sites include Dallas, New York, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.

[11/14/11 - 11:49 AM]
Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar Star in the ABC Family Original Movie, "12 Dates of Christmas," Sunday, December 11
Plus: Jordin Sparks recorded an original song, "Angels are Singing," written specifically for the project and making its premiere in the opening of the movie.

[11/14/11 - 11:48 AM]
Music of Mary J. Blige to Be Exclusively Featured in ABC's Two-Hour "Private Practice" Event, Thursday, November 17
"I am thrilled to have my music on 'Private Practice,'" said Blige. "Especially in these two episodes which are dealing with such important issues."

[11/14/11 - 11:32 AM]
Hit History(R) Series Pawn Stars and American Pickers Return With All-New Episodes Monday, November 28
The duo will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/14/11 - 11:04 AM]
Sin City Just Got a Little Sassier as Oxygen Media Reveals New Cast of "Bad Girls Club: Las Vegas" Premiering on Monday, January 23 at 9PM ET/PT
Plus: look for the "Bad Girls Club Preview Special" on Monday, December 5 at 9:30/8:30c, leading into the return of "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love, Too."

[11/14/11 - 10:56 AM]
Live+7 Ratings: ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Leads in DVR Gains, Emerging as TV's #1 Drama of the Week
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 24-30.

[11/14/11 - 10:01 AM]
Halleloo! "RuPaul's Drag Race" Returns to Logo for a New Season of Outrageous Reality Competition in January 2012
An all-new squad of 13 lucky contestants will vie for the crown, an unprecedented $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar."

[11/14/11 - 09:53 AM]
CBS Programs Lead Week 6 in DVR Playback
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of October 24-30.

[11/14/11 - 09:48 AM]
Neil Patrick Harris Joins Kelly Ripa as Guest Co-Host on "Live! With Kelly," November 28-December 2, 2011
Among the guests sitting down with Ripa and Harris are Betty White, Maya Rudolph, Marcia Cross, Molly Sims, Angie Harmon and Kristen Johnston.

[11/14/11 - 09:16 AM]
ABC Hits a Sunday Season High and Grows Year to Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 13.

[11/14/11 - 08:59 AM]
"The Amazing Race," "The Good Wife" and "CSI: Miami" Post Week-to-Week Gains in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 13.

[11/14/11 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "SNF" Once Again Towers Over Competition
The Peacock's NFL franchise easily eclipses the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/14/11 - 08:37 AM]
TLC Steps Into the World of Competitive Irish Jig Dancing With New Series
The eight-part series will make its U.S. debut in the summer of 2012 and its international debut later in the year.

[11/14/11 - 07:47 AM]
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri Coach Eight Multi-Talented Celebrities on "Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off"
The six-episode competition series premieres Sunday, January 1 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.

[11/14/11 - 07:45 AM]
Science Explores the Legacy of the "Star Trek" Phenomenon With the Definitive Two-Hour Television Event: "Trek Nation"
George Lucas, J.J. Abrams and Seth MacFarlane are among those featured in the two-hour special, premiering Wednesday, November 30.

[11/14/11 - 07:44 AM]
Patriots-Jets Earns 14.5 Overnight Rating on "Sunday Night Football"
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 13.

[11/14/11 - 07:42 AM]
NBA TV To Debut Original Six-Part Series, "Open Court," Nov. 22
The series, due Tuesday, November 22 at 9:00/8:00c, will be moderated by studio host Ernie Johnson.

[11/14/11 - 07:42 AM]
TNT and Hyatt Team Up on Unique Interactive Detective Experience for Fans of "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles"
50 lucky fans will have the chance to spend a weekend trying to solve crimes like Brenda Leigh Johnson, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles.

[11/14/11 - 07:29 AM]
Global Superstar Rihanna to Perform on "The X Factor" Results Show Thursday, November 17, on FOX
Rihanna, who joined L.A. Reid during the "Judges' Homes" round, will perform her newest No. 1 smash hit "We Found Love."

[11/14/11 - 07:19 AM]
Dynamic Contractor Luis Bosch Completes Two-Day Renovations in HGTV's "Weekends With Luis"
The newcomer bows Sunday, November 20, at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[11/14/11 - 06:17 AM]
"Katie" Continues to Garner Outstanding Clearances, With More Than 80% of the Country Sold in Just Over Two Months
Sales to date include 55 out of the top 60 markets.

[11/14/11 - 05:15 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Spoils UFC's FOX Debut
ABC's football franchise holds off FOX's latest addition to its sports lineup.

[11/14/11 - 05:12 AM]
Chelsea Clinton to Share "Making a Difference" Stories for "NBC Nightly News" and "Rock Center with Brian Williams"
"Given her vast experiences, it's as though Chelsea has been preparing for this opportunity her entire life," said Steve Capus.

[11/12/11 - 10:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Race on Veterans Day
FOX and NBC keep pace just one and two tenths of a ratings point behind the Eye among adults 18-49, respectively.

[11/11/11 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 11
Updates include: Paul Bettany in talks for Showtime's "Masters of Sex"; Netflix, Lionsgate to team for "Orange Is the New Black"; and quartet set for AMC's "How to Cheat on Your Wife."

[11/11/11 - 05:40 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Returns on Top
NFL Network's football franchise easily outpaces the competition last night.

[11/11/11 - 12:53 PM]
TNT's "Leverage" Heats Up Winter with Television's Coolest Gang of Grifters
Plus: in a special two-week event, the men and women of "Leverage" will work separate cons on their same "night off."

[11/11/11 - 12:52 PM]
LAPD's Top Investigator Returns in November As Seventh Season of TNT's Hit Series "The Closer" Continues, Starring Emmy(R) Winner Kyra Sedgwick
Among this winter's offerings will be the 100th episode of the series, which is set to air Monday, December 5.

[11/11/11 - 12:28 PM]
A&E's Hit Real-Life Series "Storage Wars" Returns With All New Episodes on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, November 15 at 10PM and 10:30PM ET/PT
Plus: spin-off "Storage Wars: Texas" will follow beginning Tuesday, December 6 at 10:30/9:30c.

[11/11/11 - 11:20 AM]
"Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star" Winners Debut New Series "Rollin' with Zach" and "The Ambush Cook" This December on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
"Rollin' with Zach" will premiere Monday, December 12 while "The Ambush Cook" is due Saturday, December 3.

[11/11/11 - 09:08 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is Thursday's #1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 10

[11/11/11 - 09:07 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" and "Private Practice" Score Impressive Growth on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 10.

[11/11/11 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "X Factor" Win Tight Demo Race
Lead-out "Bones" however sees the largest week-to-week decline last night.

[11/11/11 - 08:24 AM]
Travel Channel Serves Up a Domestic Platter of Andrew Zimmern in "Bizarre Foods America" Premiering Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The new season was previous slated to launch Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/11/11 - 08:14 AM]
NBC to Premiere "Game of Your Life" on Friday, December 2 at 8:00/7:00c, Part of "Family Movie Night" Presented by Walmart and P&G
Lea Thompson, Titus Makin Jr. and Nathan Kress co-star in the project, Walmart and P&G's eighth co-production.

[11/11/11 - 07:52 AM]
Designer Thom Filicia Decks Radio City Music Hall for The 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Season in HGTV's "Radio City Holiday"
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, November 24 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[11/11/11 - 07:43 AM]
Spike TV Launches New Campaign Aimed at Helping Veterans Find Work
The network will also create a website that will serve as a destination for vets looking for work and companies looking to hire those leaving the armed services.

[11/11/11 - 07:03 AM]
Danica McKellar and Olympic Champion Apolo Ohno Will Star in New Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Tasmanian Devil"
Kenneth Mitchell will also star in the project, which is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2012.

[11/11/11 - 01:19 AM]
BBC America Greenlights Five More Specials of "The Nerdist"
The first special will premiere on Saturday, December 24 at 9:00/8:00c as a one-hour year-end review of all the things that nerds love.

[11/10/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 10
Updates include: Howard Stern in talks to join "America's Got Talent"; Misha Collins bound for The CW's "Ringer"; Wilmer Valderrama to visit Laura Prepon on NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?"

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[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."