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[12/08/11 - 10:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 8
Updates include: ABC orders extra episode of "Castle"; USA pushes "Common Law" to the summer; and Goldie Hawn-led "Viagra Diaries" nears green light at HBO.

[12/08/11 - 09:09 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 8
FOX details the latest results from its competition series.

[12/08/11 - 06:23 PM]
Acclaimed Documentary "I Am" from Filmmaker Tom Shadyac to Air on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Super Soul Sunday," January 1 (8-11 AM ET/PT)
The documentary will also be available on DVD from Gaiam on January 3 wherever DVDs are sold.

[12/08/11 - 06:21 PM]
Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams to Serve as Music Consultants for The 84th Academy Awards(R) Airing February 26, 2012 on ABC
"Hans is one of the most accomplished and creative film composers of our time, and Pharrell is a phenomenal songwriter with an amazing list of credits," said Brian Grazer and Don Mischer.

[12/08/11 - 04:39 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Sons of Guns" Returns on Top for Discovery
The season premiere ties FX's "American Horror Story" for the top spot among adults 18-49.

[12/08/11 - 03:32 PM]
Golden Globe-Winning and Oscar-Nominated Film Star Uma Thurman to Guest-Star in Five-Episode Arc in NBC's New Musical Drama "Smash"
She'll play a famous and somewhat difficult movie star who flirts with the idea of starring in "Marilyn," the musical within the musical.

[12/08/11 - 01:32 PM]
CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery" Delivers Best Households Delivery Since January of 2011, Best Viewers and Adults 25-54 Since May 2011, Best Adults 18-49 Since March 2011
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, December 3.

[12/08/11 - 01:23 PM]
CNN Announces Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris Colfer, Ice Cube and Laura Dern as Additional Celebrity Presenters at Fifth Annual "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute"
Each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes, whose profiles are available to view at www.cnnheroes.com, received a $50,000 grant for being named as this year's honorees.

[12/08/11 - 01:20 PM]
Bravo Premieres All New Episode of "Chef Roble & Co." Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Actress Vanessa Williams on a Special Day Monday, December 12 at 10PM ET/PT
Said installment is in addition to its regular airing on Sunday, December 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/08/11 - 12:32 PM]
Multiple Emmy Award Winner Ed Asner to Guest Star on "Hawaii Five-0" in the Spring
Asner will reprise his role of August March, a character he played in an episode of the original "Hawaii Five-0" in 1975.

[12/08/11 - 12:17 PM]
"Four Weddings," "Hoarding: Buried Alive" Back in Time for New Year on TLC
Plus: look for new specials "Extreme Cheapskates," "Best of Strange Sex" and "Dr. G: Inside the Caylee Anthony Case."

[12/08/11 - 11:59 AM]
Planet Green Pigs Out With "Midnight Snack" and "Suzilla: The Mouth That Roars" on Tuesday, December 20 at 10 and 10:30 PM
"[The specials] represent the first step in Planet Green's evolution, bridging its eco-centric roots into a destination for lifestyle and entertainment seekers," said Marc Etkind.

[12/08/11 - 11:30 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since May
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, December 3.

[12/08/11 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Pulls "Man Up!" in Favor of "Last Man Standing" Repeats
Repeats of the Tim Allen-led comedy will fill the Tuesday, 8:30/7:30c half-hour for the rest of the month.

[12/08/11 - 11:15 AM]
ABC.com Celebrates the Holidays With Full Series Streams of Primetime Dramas "Revenge" and "Once Upon a Time"
All episodes of the series will be available following their fall finales up through their winter premieres.

[12/08/11 - 10:53 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 28-December 2.

[12/08/11 - 10:36 AM]
The "Bayou Billionaires" Strike It Rich on CMT Premiering Saturday, January 21
The 10-episode series will air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[12/08/11 - 10:35 AM]
Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods, Geena Davis, Lauren Ambrose and Steven Pasquale to Star in A&E Network's Four-Hour Epic Mini Series "Coma"
The two-night event, currently in production in Atlanta, also stars James Rebhorn, Joe Morton and Joseph Mazello.

[12/08/11 - 09:40 AM]
Rob Lowe Stars As Charismatic Police Officer-Turned Notorious Murder Suspect in "Drew Peterson: Untouchable," Premiering January 21st on Lifetime
Kaley Cuoco and Cara Buono also star in the project, from director Mikael Salomen and writer Teena Booth.

[12/08/11 - 09:13 AM]
AMC Renames "Secret Stash" as "Comic Men," WE tv's "Joan & Melissa" Returns Tuesday, January 24
The Kevin Smith reality series rolls out Sunday, February 12 at 10:00/9:00c following the return of "The Walking Dead."

[12/08/11 - 09:12 AM]
CBS Posts First Wednesday Win of the Season in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 7.

[12/08/11 - 09:09 AM]
Season to Date, "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Late-Night and Stands as Only Program to Increase in Total Viewers Versus Competitors
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 28-December 2.

[12/08/11 - 09:02 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Comedy Block Wins Adults 18-49/"Modern Family" is the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 7.

[12/08/11 - 08:50 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Race Over ABC, FOX
The Eye's "Criminal Minds" is the night's most-watched program.

[12/08/11 - 08:38 AM]
TLC's Bridal Expert Randy Fenoli to Host "Top 10 Weddings of 2011" Special
As previously announced, the one-hour special premieres Friday, December 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/08/11 - 07:34 AM]
PBS Announces Programming Line-Up for 2012 Black History Month Commemoration
This year's schedule "provides an in-depth look at a variety of historical events from the post-Emancipation era to the rise of the black power movement."

[12/08/11 - 07:15 AM]
Spike Makes Its Mark With Premiere of New Original Series "Ink Master" on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Dave Navarro hosts the eight-episode series with Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck serving as judges.

[12/08/11 - 06:01 AM]
"Having it All" Hosted by Niki Taylor to Premiere This March, 2012
The series, which "showcasing trends and tips that cover topics of interest to women at their peak," will air on the WE tv network.

[12/08/11 - 03:01 AM]
"VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" Adds Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi as Performers and Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Nas, Common and La La Anthony as Presenters
Previously announced performers include Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy.

[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.







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[07/29/15 - 02:18 PM]
Through the Eyes of the Spies: New Documentary Reveals a Unique Perspective on the Life of Fidel Castro
"Castro: The World's Most Watched Man" will premiere on AHC in 4Q 2015 and on Discovery Networks International's factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories this fall.

[07/29/15 - 01:42 PM]
ABC Family to Give Viewers a First Look at "Kevin From Work" on Facebook
The show will premiere on ABC Family on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[07/29/15 - 01:17 PM]
Travel Channel's "36 Hours" Based on The New York Times' Popular Weekly Column Premieres Monday, August 17th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Co-hosts Kristen Kish and Kyle Martino arrive in a new city each week where they'll have a weekend to meet insiders who will point them to the best restaurants, hot spots and attractions.

[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 12:49 PM]
Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R)-Winning Sensation John Legend and His Get Lifted Production Company to Executive-Produce WGN America's Highly Anticipated Dramatic Thriller, "Underground"
Additionally, Get Lifted will oversee the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.