[wednesday, december 14, 2011]    
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[12/14/11 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 14
Updates include: Melissa Rycroft, Jennie Garth to topline reality series at CMT; Colin Egglesfield joins Lifetime's "The Client List"; and Stephen Hopkins to helm NBC's "Beautiful People."

[12/14/11 - 04:30 PM]
The CW to Air "The Secret Circle" Marathon December 29-January 4 as Build Up to Winter Premiere on January 5
All nine episodes to date will encore prior to new episodes resuming on Thursday, January 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/11 - 02:11 PM]
Animal Planet Adds "Snake Man of Appalachia" to Busy Winter Lineup
The six-episode series follows the lives of the Shorts, "an extraordinary Appalachian family with deep roots in the serpent-handling religion."

[12/14/11 - 01:13 PM]
"Steve Harvey" Sold in Over 80% of the U.S. for Its Fall 2012 Debut
New stations added include WCVB-TV Boston, KPTV-TV Portland (OR), KSAT-TV San Antonio, WJXT-TV Jacksonville, WTEN-TV Albany (NY), WALA-TV Mobile, WOWT-TV Omaha and WMTW-TV Portland (ME).

[12/14/11 - 12:48 PM]
FOX Sports Media Group Reaches Long-Term Rights Agreement with NFL
The network has inked a new nine-year multi-platform media rights agreement that runs through the 2022 season.

[12/14/11 - 12:44 PM]
CBS and NFL Reach New Nine-Year Broadcast Rights Agreement Through 2022 Season
In addition, as part of the NFL's expanded "flexible scheduling," CBS will also broadcast games from the NFC.

[12/14/11 - 12:40 PM]
NBCUniversal's New Nine-Year "Sunday Night Football" Agreement Includes More Games, Three Super Bowls, Upgraded Playoff Package & Enhanced Flex Scheduling
Plus: NBC will annually broadcast a primetime game on Thanksgiving night beginning in 2012.

[12/14/11 - 12:38 PM]
The Tradition Continues: NFL To Remain On Broadcast TV
The new agreements run through the 2022 season while the current television agreements expire following the 2013 season.

[12/14/11 - 12:04 PM]
History Renews Six Series, Orders "Cajun Pawn Stars" Spin-Off
"Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy," "American Restoration," "Top Gear," "Top Shot," "Ax Men" and "Swamp People" are all due back.

[12/14/11 - 11:56 AM]
Lifetime Tackles Teen Pregnancy and Stereotyping With Original Movie "The Pregnancy Project"
Alexa Vega and Judy Reyes star in the film, which will make its world premiere on Saturday, January 28.

[12/14/11 - 11:46 AM]
Style Network Delivers Best Year Ever Becoming Fastest Growing Cable Network in 2011
The Style Network spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/11 - 11:14 AM]
Bravo Media Marks Sixth Consecutive Best Year Ever Across All Key Demos, Digital Platforms, and Financial Metrics
Bravo spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/11 - 11:13 AM]
2011 is Disney XD's Most-Watched Year Ever in Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers, Key Kid and Boy Demographics
Disney XD spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/11 - 11:12 AM]
Disney Channel's Magical 2011 Delivers Biggest Year, Earns Historic #1 Among Kids 6-11 in Total Day, Unseats 16 Year Incumbent Nickelodeon
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/11 - 10:55 AM]
Velocity Rings In The New Year With Three High Octane Original Series Representing The Best Of Men's Lifestyle Programming
"Autoweek's Vinsetta Garage," "Saw Dogs" and "Shooting Stars" will all debut next month.

[12/14/11 - 10:54 AM]
Oxygen Media Pacing for Banner Year As Top 20 Ad-Supported Cable Entertainment Network for Women 18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/11 - 10:44 AM]
"Live! With Kelly" Announces Guest Co-Hosts for January 2-6, 2012
Rob Lowe, Jim Parsons, David Duchovny and Mark Consuelos will help kick off the new year.

[12/14/11 - 10:10 AM]
MTV's "Ridiculousness" Season Finale to Air Monday, December 19 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT Guest-Starring Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
The series will return for a second season in 2012.

[12/14/11 - 09:34 AM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Returns With a Shocking Surprise for Season 13 Contestants When the Season of "No Excuses" Begins on Tuesday, January 3, 8-10 P.M. ET
The Peacock details the upcoming season of its veteran competition series.

[12/14/11 - 09:28 AM]
AMC and AMCTV.com to Air World Premiere of Common's New Music Video "Celebrate" from His Upcoming Album The Dreamer, The Believer on Sunday, December 18th at 10:00PM ET/PT
The video will air during the latest installment of "Hell on Wheels" this Sunday.

[12/14/11 - 09:23 AM]
"NCIS" Tops Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 13.

[12/14/11 - 09:23 AM]
Betty White Honored With Screen Actors Guild Award(R) Nomination for TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland"
"We are so proud to have Betty recognized again for her role on 'Hot in Cleveland,'" said Larry W. Jones. "It's such an honor for us to work with her."

[12/14/11 - 09:01 AM]
Faith Hill to Perform Live on The "People's Choice Awards 2012," Jan. 11, 2012 on the CBS Television Network
"Her experience, mainstream appeal and status as one of the top female performers of our time make her the perfect addition to our telecast," said Mark Burnett.

[12/14/11 - 08:58 AM]
truTV Scores Best Year Ever with Young Adults and Men as Median Age Drops to Youngest Ever
truTV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/11 - 08:58 AM]
VH1 Shifts Three Series in New Year's Grid Beginning in January 2012
As previously reported, "House of Consignment" and "Mama Drama" have been pushed to the spring.

[12/14/11 - 08:42 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Split Demo Crown
The Eye's mainstay "NCIS" is the night's top program in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/14/11 - 08:30 AM]
The Weather Channel Orders Two More Seasons of "Coast Guard Alaska"
The second season will feature five 60-minute episodes and will premiere in April; the third season will feature eight 60-minute episodes and will premiere in October.

[12/14/11 - 08:02 AM]
Marc Juris Promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of truTV
"I'm extremely proud of the work of our great team at truTV," Juris said. "We've worked hard to build a popular lineup of original programming and a brand that grows stronger every day."

[12/14/11 - 07:32 AM]
New Year Showcase Planned for HGTV Dream Home 2012
The network will unveil the fully-furnished modern western ranch house during a special on Monday, January 2.

[12/14/11 - 06:12 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"The Office," "Modern Family," "Glee," "The Big Bang Theory" and "30 Rock" are up for best comedy ensemble while "The Good Wife," "Game of Thrones," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad" and "Boardwalk Empire" for drama.

[12/13/11 - 11:31 PM]
"The Biggest Loser" Winner Announced at Tonight's Live Season 12 Finale on NBC
The Peacock details the winner of the franchise's latest installment.

[12/13/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 13
Updates include: Christopher Meloni officially bound for "True Blood"; William Devane to play Grayson patriarch on "Revenge"; and Steve Carell to lend his voice to "The Simpsons."

[12/13/11 - 03:21 PM]
Fresh & Hearty Helpings of E!'s "The Soup" This Holiday Season!
Plus: Joe Rogan joins Joel McHale as this week's special guest.

[12/13/11 - 01:25 PM]
FX Adds Season Four of "The League" to Its Roster
Production on 13 new episodes will begin this summer for another fall premiere.

[12/13/11 - 01:05 PM]
MTV2 to Air "A Hustlerz Ambition," Documenting Young Jeezy's Tumultious Past and Triumphant Rise to Superstardom in Its Broadcast Premiere on Sunday, December 18 at 10 PT ET/ 9PM CT
Plus: MTV2 will launch a multi screen takeover that features exclusive behind-the-scenes content of Jeezy during the weeks prior to the release of "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition."

[12/13/11 - 12:50 PM]
Food Network Kicks Off 2012 With New Competition Series "Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off"
Also on tap: new series "Fat Chef", primetime special "The Big Waste" and the return of "Heat Seekers."

[12/13/11 - 12:49 PM]
"The Big Bang Theory" on TBS Delivers a Remarkable 2.8 million Viewers to Rank as Basic Cable's #1 Sitcom for the Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/13/11 - 12:09 PM]
Disney Channel Sweeps No. 1 Rank Across Kid, Boy and Girl 6-11 Demographics in Total Day for the 4th Consecutive Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/13/11 - 11:40 AM]
Syfy Holiday-Themed Saturday Original "Movie Snowmageddon" Shakes Up 2.2 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Saturday, December 10.

[12/13/11 - 11:38 AM]
E! Debuts the Second Seasons of the Hit Reality Series "Khloe & Lamar" and "Ice Loves Coco" This February
12 new episodes of "Khloe & Lamar" and 10 new episodes of "Ice Loves Coco" will begin on Sunday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/11 - 10:36 AM]
ABC Family is Cable's No. 1 Network in Prime for the 2nd Consecutive Week in Women 18-49 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/13/11 - 10:09 AM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of Dec. 5-11
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/13/11 - 10:08 AM]
Seth Rogen to Serve As Host for 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards
The 27th annual ceremony will be held as a daytime luncheon in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 25 and premiere later that evening on IFC.

[12/13/11 - 10:03 AM]
MTV's Hit Series "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" to Begin Casting in January
For the first time in "ABDC" history, auditions will be open to crews who have competed in previous seasons and are hungry for another chance at the title.

[12/13/11 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/13/11 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Remains the Only Network to Post Double-Digit Gains Among Both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers Versus Last Fall
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/13/11 - 09:39 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Key Demos for the 13th Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, December 12.

[12/13/11 - 09:39 AM]
ABC Airs 6 of the Week's Top 20 Entertainment Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/13/11 - 09:38 AM]
VH1 Bumps "Mama Drama," "House of Consignment" to Spring
Both series were previously set to roll out the first week of January.

[12/13/11 - 08:48 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off NBC's "Fear Factor" Surge
Said revival helps the Peacock post its best Monday numbers of the season.

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[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
New "Rocky Horror Show" Premieres Midnight Saturday, October 18 on BBC America
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," said Richard O'Brien, creator and narrator.