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[12/06/11 - 10:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 6
Updates include: Scott Charles Stewart to direct Syfy's "Defiance"; ABC eyes "Vivienne Vyle" import; and Comedy Central adds to its development slate.

[12/06/11 - 06:35 PM]
"Goodnight For Justice: The Measure of a Man," Starring Luke Perry, A Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere January 28
Cameron Bright, Stephanie von Pfetten, Teach Grant and Eric Keenleyside co-star in the sequel.

[12/06/11 - 06:30 PM]
Cupid Can't Miss When Joely Fisher and Jamie Kennedy Star in "Cupid" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere February 11
The romantic comedy also stars Roark Critchlow and Rebecca McFarland.

[12/06/11 - 06:18 PM]
Teri Polo, James Patrick Stuart and Bailee Madison Star in "A Taste of Romance," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, January 14
Romy Rosemont and Rockmond Dunbar also star in the romantic comedy.

[12/06/11 - 05:36 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "MNF" Holds Onto Top Honors for ESPN
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Long Island Serial Killer," TLC's "Candy Queen" and VH1's "T.I. & Tiny: A Family Hustle."

[12/06/11 - 05:32 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Kourtney & Kim" Claims Demo Crown for E!
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Chef Roble & Co.," TLC's "Virgin Diaries" and Syfy's "Neverland."

[12/06/11 - 05:22 PM]
TNT Greenlights Pilot for "Chelsea General," New Medical Drama Series from Award-Winning Producer David E. Kelley and CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Kelley wrote the pilot script for the series, which is based on Gupta's upcoming novel "Monday Mornings."

[12/06/11 - 04:44 PM]
NBA Season to Open on ABC & ESPN with Christmas Day Quadruple Header
Said coverage of the 2011-12 NBA regular season will include 90 games, highlighted by 15 broadcasts on ABC - the home of The Finals - and 75 ESPN telecasts.

[12/06/11 - 04:32 PM]
TNT's 2011-12 NBA Regular Season Schedule to Feature Multiple Appearances by Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and the Defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks
Also, the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks are scheduled for eight appearances.

[12/06/11 - 04:32 PM]
NBA TV Releases its 2011-12 96-Game Regular Season Schedule
The 96-game schedule will be highlighted by 33 doubleheaders this season and will feature appearances by the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks.

[12/06/11 - 04:31 PM]
Video: MTV Gives Viewers an Early Holiday Present With the Debut of the "Jersey Shore" Season Five Trailer!
The network's juggernaut returns Thursday, January 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/06/11 - 03:15 PM]
Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Jersey Shore Shark Attack" Will Feature All-Star Cast
Tony Sirico, Paul Sorvino, Jack Scalia, Joey Fatone, William Atherton and "Jersey Shore's" Vinny Guadagnino are among those featured.

[12/06/11 - 02:16 PM]
The Emmy(R) Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show" to Feature Icon of Daytime Talk Oprah Winfrey in an Exclusive Interview
Oprah discusses moments in her life leading to the next chapter in her professional career.

[12/06/11 - 01:43 PM]
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carrie Fisher and Carson Kressley Are in Production in a Modern-Day Spin on Charles Dickens' Classic Tale: A Christmas Carol, "Caroling" A Hallmark Channel Original World Premiere Holiday 2012
Olivia Cheng and Tygh Runyan also star in the film, which is currently filming in Vancouver.

[12/06/11 - 12:12 PM]
Nickelodeon Closes the Week As Top Cable Net
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 11:56 AM]
"The X Factor," Tuesday Comedies and "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" Premiere Put FOX on Top
FOX spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 11:53 AM]
"The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" Rank As Basic Cable's Most-Watched Dramas Last Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 11:49 AM]
Hallmark Channel Cozies Up to 4.9 Million Viewers With "A Princess for Christmas"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 3.

[12/06/11 - 11:17 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Once Upon a Time" Star Jennifer Morrison Set to Take Place on Sunday, December 11
She'll be up on Twitter at @jenmorrisonlive, during the East and West Coast broadcasts of the show.

[12/06/11 - 11:16 AM]
The Band Perry, blink-182, Christina Perri, Florence + The Machine, Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO, OneRepublic, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz and will.i.am to Perform on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012"
They join the previously announced New York lineup which includes Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pitbull and Hot Chelle Rae.

[12/06/11 - 11:12 AM]
Discovery's "Best in the Business," A Special That Celebrates the Creme de le Creme of the American Workforce, Premieres on Tuesday, December 20 at 8 PM ET/PT!
Ben Bailey hosts the two half-hour episodes, featuring blacksmiths, excavator operators, grocery baggers and oyster shuckers.

[12/06/11 - 11:07 AM]
ABC Family is Cable's No. 1 Network in Prime in Target Women; Boasts 2011 Highs Across All Targets
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 10:55 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is the #1 Hot Topic in Television on Twitter for 2011
The show ranked as the #2 Top Television Trend last year.

[12/06/11 - 10:49 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps No. 1 Rank in Total Day for the 3rd Consecutive Week Across All Kid, Boy and Girl Demographics
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 10:27 AM]
E! Celebrates Kendall Jenner's Milestone Birthday Along With Her Close-Knit Family and Good Friends When the Kardashian Special "Kendall's Sweet 16" Premieres Monday, December 19 at 9:00PM ET/PT
The hour-long special will cover the weeks leading up to Kendall's big day and her Sweet 16 birthday bash.

[12/06/11 - 10:23 AM]
EPIX Partners with Xbox 360 to Deliver Voice-Controlled Experience to Authenticated EPIX Subscribers
EPIX will provide authenticated subscribers streaming access on Xbox 360 to over 3,000 titles including a high definition lineup of new releases.

[12/06/11 - 10:19 AM]
"William and Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage," Hosted by "Today's" Natalie Morales, To Air on NBC Tuesday, December 13th from 8 to 9 PM ET
NBC has one again partnered with London-based Spun Gold, the producers of last spring's "Inside the Royal Wedding."

[12/06/11 - 10:13 AM]
ABC's "Saturday Night Football" Wraps its Season with its Best Results Since 2008
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 10:05 AM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers With a Post-Thanksgiving Menu of Reindeers, Supermodels, Music and Rebroadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 10:01 AM]
NBC Is #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 09:36 AM]
"How I Met Your Mother" Posts Largest Audience for a Regularly Scheduled Episode Since January 2009
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, December 5.

[12/06/11 - 09:28 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces March 18 Premiere Date for "Frozen Planet"
Alec Baldwin narrates the seven-part series, which will air Sundays at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/06/11 - 09:25 AM]
Holiday Favorite "White House Christmas 2011" Returns to HGTV on Sunday, December 11, at 8 PM ET/PT
Genevieve Gorder will "offer viewers an insider's look at how more than 130 volunteers work with the White House staff to implement this year's decor theme."

[12/06/11 - 09:20 AM]
Syfy's Original Miniseries "Neverland" Enchants Nearly 2.6 Million Total Viewers During Its First Night Sunday, December 4
Syfy spins the numbers for Sunday, December 4.

[12/06/11 - 09:15 AM]
All-New Episodes of Animal Planet's "Pit Boss" and "My Cat from Hell" Premiere on Saturday, January 7th
Both series will return with six all-new, one-hour episodes.

[12/06/11 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Scores Big Year-to-Year Gains on Monday
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, December 5.

[12/06/11 - 08:55 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Keep CBS on Top
Plus: FOX's "American Country Awards" is up 33% from last year's telecast.

[12/06/11 - 08:40 AM]
Toby Jones and Sienna Miller to Star in BBC Two Hitchcock Drama "The Girl"
They'll play Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren in the project, which will air on HBO in the States.

[12/06/11 - 08:19 AM]
Bravo's Tabatha Coffey Breaks Into All Areas of Business in Newly Titled, "Tabatha Takes Over," Premiering Tuesday, January 10th at 10PM ET/PT
Said incarnation will serve as the franchise's fourth season.

[12/06/11 - 07:12 AM]
VH1 Heads Into the Fourth Season of "Basketball Wives"
Plus: look for the first glimpse of the new cast members during an unedited and unfiltered livestream on Thursday, December 8.

[12/06/11 - 07:05 AM]
Ocean Prospectors Gamble It All on "Bering Sea Gold": New Series from the Creators of "Deadliest Catch" to Premiere on Discovery Channel Friday, January 27 at 10PM ET/PT
The eight-part series comes from Thom Beers and his Original Productions.

[12/06/11 - 03:31 AM]
Martin Scorsese to Receive Music+Film Award at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
The show will air live for the fifth straight year on VH1 from the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/05/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 5
Updates include: Ice Cube books "An Eye for an Eye" at FX; Sara Rue to topline "Poseurs" at The CW; plus HBO to tell David Rohde's story in "A Rope and a Prayer."

[12/05/11 - 10:02 PM]
Winners of Second Annual "American Country Awards" Announced
Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Thompson Square are among the top winners.

[12/05/11 - 07:28 PM]
Terry Francona Joins ESPN; Multi-faceted Role Includes Sunday Night Baseball Analyst
Francona will join Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the "Sunday Night Baseball" booth, replacing Bobby Valentine.

[12/05/11 - 06:14 PM]
Brooke Burns, Dylan Bruno and Stacey Keibler Star in "Fixing Pete," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere January 7
Valerie Harper, John Ratzenberger and Charlie Schlatter are also featured in the romantic comedy.

[12/05/11 - 05:13 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Holds Onto Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "America's Most Wanted," "Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold" and TLC's "DC Cupcakes."

[12/05/11 - 04:36 PM]
Luke Perry's Movie Series "Goodnight for Justice" Returns to Hallmark Movie Channel, Saturday, January 28
The original "Justice" gave Hallmark Movie Channel its highest rated night in the network's history.

[12/05/11 - 02:52 PM]
"Grimm," "Up All Night," "SVU," "Office" and "Chuck" Among Top % Gainers Going from Live+Same Day to Live+7
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of November 14-20.

[12/05/11 - 01:03 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Second Season Premiere of "Extreme Clutter" With Two-Night Event Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2
The series, formerly known as "Enough Already! with Peter Walsh," will follow the two-hour premiere of "Oprah's Next Chapter."







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[07/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
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