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[12/09/11 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 9
Updates include: Lifetime cancels "Against the Wall"; ABC books "A Smile as Big as the Moon" for January 29; plus "Celebrity Wife Swap" premiere moves up to January 2.

[12/09/11 - 10:02 PM]
Winner Announced on Second Season Finale of CMT's "Sweet Home Alabama"
Plus: season three of the dating series is set to premiere Friday, January 13 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[12/09/11 - 02:49 PM]
Video: Bono and Sting Applaud "Glee" as They Sing for Charity
The series will donate 100% of the net monies from the sales of its version of Band Aid's 1984 hit "Do They Know It's Christmas?" to The Band Aid Trust.

[12/09/11 - 01:03 PM]
Comedy Central: January 2012 Programming Highlights
Look for the return of "Tosh.0" plus the debut of original sketch-comedy series "Key & Peele."

[12/09/11 - 11:56 AM]
AMC Acquires Television Rights to "CSI: Miami" from CBS Television Distribution
The series will make its AMC debut on Monday, January 2nd at 5pm EST and airs regularly at 5pm, Monday through Friday.

[12/09/11 - 11:23 AM]
Back by Popular Demand, Catch a Double Header of "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "Good Vibes," When MTV Airs Another Special Two-Hour Animation Block on Thursday, December 15
Plus: Mila Kunis guest-stars as herself in the "Good Vibes" episode airing at 11:00/10:00c.

[12/09/11 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Family Has Wrapped Production on the New Pilot "Baby Daddy"
The multi-camera comedy was shot in front of a live audience this week at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.

[12/09/11 - 09:53 AM]
TLC Presents Riveting One-Hour Special With Dr. Jan Garavaglia, The Chief Medical Examiner on the Caylee Anthony Case
Plus: "Dr. G: Medical Examiner" returns to Discovery Fit & Health on Friday, December 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/09/11 - 09:32 AM]
"Remodeled" to Get Multiple Runs During Its First Two Weeks on The CW
Plus: "90210" will now return Tuesday, January 17 while "Ringer" gets bumped to Tuesday, January 31.

[12/09/11 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 8.

[12/09/11 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Documentary "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" Debuts January 12
The award-winning trilogy spawned a world-wide movement to free three convicted men - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley - known as The West Memphis 3.

[12/09/11 - 09:13 AM]
Animal Planet Launches a New Season of "Infested!" on December 30, at 9 PM ET/PT
The series returns with seven new hour-long episodes and two "best-of" episodes.

[12/09/11 - 08:49 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Surge in CBS Victory
"The Mentalist" and "Person of Interest" both post big gains from their last original episodes.

[12/09/11 - 08:42 AM]
ABC's Scores among Younger Viewers with its Holiday Specials on Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 8.

[12/09/11 - 08:10 AM]
ABC Family Has Begun Production on the New Pilot "Village People"
Jennie Garth), John O'Hurley, Sadie Calvano, Sebastian Sozzi and Rachel Cannon star in the multi-camera comedy.

[12/09/11 - 07:53 AM]
Video: "Spartacus: Vengeance" Sneak Peek
Check out four minutes of footage from the new season, with an introduction by new star Liam McIntyre.

[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.







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NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
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[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
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