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[12/07/11 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 7
Updates include: Mark Schwahn books "Maine" with The CW, J.J. Abrams; Alan Yang, Mindy Kaling land animated comedies at NBC; and Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson set up "The Box" at A&E.

[12/07/11 - 07:17 PM]
Judy Greer and Regina King Join SAG President Ken Howard to Announce Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The announcement will be telecast live on TNT and webcast live on tnt.tv and tbs.com at 9 a.m. (ET) / 6 a.m. (PT).

[12/07/11 - 04:48 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "American Chopper," "Teen Mom" Steal Demo Thunder
Said duo bests FX's "Sons of Anarchy," USA's "Covert Affairs" finales as well as TNT's "Hide" and Syfy's holiday specials.

[12/07/11 - 02:38 PM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Season Two Debut Is Most Watched Premiere in History of the "Teen Mom" Franchise With 4.2 Million Total Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 6.

[12/07/11 - 02:03 PM]
Award-Winning Journalist T.J. Holmes Signs Multi-Platform Talent Deal With BET Networks
The deal with Holmes includes a new show on BET as well as content on BET.com.

[12/07/11 - 01:39 PM]
Nickelodeon Decks the Halls With New Holiday-Themed Premieres
Highlights include new episodes of "iCarly," "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness," "Victorious" and "Supah Ninjas."

[12/07/11 - 01:37 PM]
'Tis the Season to Give, As The CW Launches "Causes to Care About"
"The Secret Circle" co-stars Thomas Dekker, Gale Harold, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Phoebe Tonkin are among those spotlighting their causes.

[12/07/11 - 01:09 PM]
A&E's "Storage Wars: Texas" Delivers Record Audiences
A&E spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 6.

[12/07/11 - 12:48 PM]
All-New "America's Most Wanted: U.S. Marshals Special Edition" Airs Saturday, December 17, on FOX
In the second of four quarterly specials on FOX, Walsh will reveal the latest two additions to the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list.

[12/07/11 - 12:45 PM]
"Oddities" Returns to Science Bigger, Better and Weirder Than Ever for Its World Premiere Third Season
The 12-episode season formally rolls out Saturday, December 17 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[12/07/11 - 11:06 AM]
BBC America January Highlights: "Jamie's American Road Trip," "Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special," "The Fades"
Also on tap are season three of "Mistresses," a new "Nerdist" special and Madonna on "The Graham Norton Show."

[12/07/11 - 10:59 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Premiere of "America's Money Class with Suze Orman" Monday, January 9
The six-episode series will air Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/07/11 - 10:38 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Delivers Two New Episodes in One Week... and a Baby
Look for fresh installments this Sunday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/07/11 - 10:28 AM]
ABC's Music Lounge Offers Exclusive Free Download This Week on ABC.com -- The Fling's Single, "You're in My Dreams," Will Be Featured on ABC's "Revenge"
The track will be available to download online for free beginning tonight at 10:00 p.m., ET through tomorrow, December 8 at 10:00 p.m., ET.

[12/07/11 - 10:27 AM]
"The 2012 Miss America Pageant" Announces Diverse Panel of National Judges
Mark Ballas, Raúl de Molina, Mike Fleiss, Kris Jenner, Teri Polo, Chris Powell and Lara Spencer have been tapped for the event, airing Saturday, January 14.

[12/07/11 - 10:26 AM]
The 25 Bachelorettes Are Revealed for 16th Edition of "The Bachelor"
The Ben Flajnik-led season rolls out Monday, January 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/07/11 - 10:20 AM]
Grammy Award-Winning Band Train to Perform Their "Biggest Loser" Theme Song in NBC's Live Finale of "The Biggest Loser" on Tuesday, December 13, 9-11 P.M. ET
Plus: look for a sneak preview announcing the surprise twist for season 13, premiering Tuesday, January 3.

[12/07/11 - 10:10 AM]
Cooking Channel Serves Up Fresh Series for the New Year
Newcomers on tap include "Not My Mama's Meals," hosted by Bobby Deen, premiering Wednesday, January 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/07/11 - 10:09 AM]
Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift Honored at The 2011 "CMT Artists of the Year"
The 90-minute special, hosted by Rob Lowe, will premiere Tuesday, December 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/07/11 - 10:08 AM]
2012 Writers Guild Awards Television, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced
The winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

[12/07/11 - 10:03 AM]
NBC Announces Star-Studded Lineup of Musical Guests and Presenters for the First Ever American Giving Awards Presented by Chase, Saturday, December 10 at 8:00PM ET
will.i.am, Rodney Atkins, LeAnn Rimes, Taio Cruz, and Jackie Evancho are among those set to perform.

[12/07/11 - 09:45 AM]
Television Series Nominations for The 2012 Producers Guild Awards
This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honors to Steven Spielberg, Leslie Moonves, Don Mischer, and Stan Lee, among others.

[12/07/11 - 09:25 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights Two Hour Original Movie-Backdoor Pilot "Sworn to Silence"
Neve Campbell will star in the project, based on the book by Linda Castillo.

[12/07/11 - 09:23 AM]
"MLK: The Assassination Tapes" Premieres Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 9PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
The film was "created almost entirely through the use of television and radio news footage from the weeks leading up to Dr. King's visits to Memphis through the aftermath of his murder."

[12/07/11 - 09:15 AM]
"Two and a Half Men" Is Posting Television's Largest Gains in Adults 18-49 During the First Half of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/07/11 - 09:13 AM]
Video: MTV's "Caged" Trailer Released - Series Premieres on Monday, January 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
The series will "give an honest and powerful view into the world of passionate amateur MMA fighters and the women in their lives."

[12/07/11 - 09:09 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces 2011-2012 Development Slate
Wyatt Cenac, Andrew Daly, Rob Delaney, Anthony Jeselnik, Jeff Ross, Amy Schumer, Russell Simmons and JB Smoove are among the featured auspices.

[12/07/11 - 09:02 AM]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees; Ceremony to Air on HBO; Tickets on Sale Beginning Dec. 16
Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Small Faces/The Faces are among the performer inductees.

[12/07/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's "Last Man Standing" Hits Multi-Week Highs in Key Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 6.

[12/07/11 - 08:47 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "New Girl" Powers FOX Victory in Adults 18-49
CBS however - despite its all-repeat lineup - is the most-watched network last night.

[12/07/11 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Goes Into Overtime as "La La's Full Court Life" Gets Second Season Pickup
The next season will continue to follow La La and Carmelo Anthony as they adjust to living in New York City following his trade from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks.

[12/07/11 - 05:08 AM]
BBC America to Co-Produce Sequel to Abi Morgan's Acclaimed Drama "The Hour"
Peter Capaldi, Hannah Tointon and Tom Burke will join returning co-stars Romola Garai, Dominic West, Ben Whishaw, Anna Chancellor, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Oona Chaplin.

[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.







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.