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[12/21/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 21
Updates include: Michael Showalter books comedy at FOX; HBO brands Aaron Sorkin drama as "The Newsroom"; and Helen Mirren's voice to turn up on "Glee."

[12/21/11 - 03:09 PM]
Justin Bieber, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Others Will Perform on the Two-Hour Grand Finale of "The X Factor" Thursday, December 22
The two-night finale begins tonight, Wednesday, December 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/21/11 - 03:08 PM]
truTV's Hit Series "Hardcore Pawn" Sets Network Record with 2.7 Million Viewers
truTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 20.

[12/21/11 - 01:46 PM]
Showtime(R) Encourages Viewers to Participate in a 5-Day Walk of Shame-Less
Six competing teams of three will take turns walking continuously on a treadmill for 12 straight hours over the course of five days in New York City from January 18 to 22.

[12/21/11 - 12:53 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Adds New Original Primetime Specials to Its January Lineup
Highlights include the return of "Oprah's Master Class" plus "Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later."

[12/21/11 - 11:12 AM]
Video: Final "Spartacus: Vengeance" Trailer - Premieres on Starz Friday, January 27th at 10pm ET
Check out the latest footage from the upcoming season.

[12/21/11 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Presents Television's Year-End Lists of Top Rated Shows in a Variety of Categories
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/21/11 - 10:51 AM]
HBO2 Documentary "In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution" Debuts Jan. 25
Emmy-winning documentary filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill are behind the project.

[12/21/11 - 10:02 AM]
Ring in the New Year With the First 10 Episodes of "The Lying Game" on Sunday, January 1 from 9AM-7PM on ABC Family
The show's winter season kicks off the following night at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/21/11 - 09:27 AM]
Ricky Gervais Deals Out More Pilkington Punishment with "An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List" on Science
The network's highest rated series ever returns with first of eight new episodes on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/21/11 - 09:07 AM]
Video: "The Challenge: Battle of The Exes" Trailer - Premieres Wednesday, January 25 at 10/9c on MTV
Said installment marks the 22nd edition of the veteran franchise.

[12/21/11 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Gilly Christmas" Wins Repeat Race for NBC
The 2009 special is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[12/21/11 - 08:05 AM]
USA Network Presents Gwyneth Paltrow, Seth MacFarlane and Jason Wu in One Hour Special "Out of Character With Krista Smith" - Special Premieres on Wednesday, January 11 at 11/10c
Smith, west coast editor of Vanity Fair, "will give viewers exclusive access to their favorite stars like never before."

[12/21/11 - 07:55 AM]
History(R) Marks Historic Best Year Ever
History spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/21/11 - 07:49 AM]
"Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" Season 2 Premieres Tuesday, January 24 at 9PM ET/PT
The 10-episode season "opens with Joan gearing up for yet another plastic surgery routine which Melissa protests."

[12/21/11 - 07:41 AM]
Cheers to 2012 When "Napoleon Dynamite" Joins the Animation Domination(R) Block Sunday, January 15, on FOX
The stars of said lineup share their resolutions for 2012.

[12/21/11 - 07:35 AM]
A&E's Original Monday Night Non-Fiction Series Return for All-New Seasons on January 2, 2012
Emmy-nominated "Hoarders" and Emmy-winning "Intervention" are back for seasons five and 12, respectively.

[12/21/11 - 06:28 AM]
Rodney Carrington Rings in 2012 As Host and "Pawn Stars" Rick Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell Co-Host "American Country New Year's Eve Live," Saturday, December 31, on FOX
The year-end festivities also will feature performances by Eli Young Band and Toby Keith.

[12/20/11 - 10:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 20
Updates include: FOX to pick up actors' options on "Terra Nova"; Steve Jones reportedly to exit "The X Factor"; and NeNe Leakes to guest on FOX's "Glee."

[12/20/11 - 02:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 19.

[12/20/11 - 12:31 PM]
E! Entertainment Special: "Celebrity Slimdowns: Losing The Weight" Premieres January 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Jordin Sparks, Ross Mathews, Jennifer "J-Woww" Farley, Patrick Stump and Kyle Massey all spill their secrets to E!.

[12/20/11 - 12:25 PM]
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 12-18.

[12/20/11 - 11:54 AM]
NBC Is #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of Dec. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 12-18.

[12/20/11 - 11:34 AM]
Some of Hollywood's Biggest Stars to Honor One of the World's Most Beloved Entertainers in the Star-Studded Special "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" on Monday, January 16, 8-9:30 P.M. ET, on NBC
Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett plus her "Hot in Cleveland" co-stars are set for the celebration.

[12/20/11 - 11:27 AM]
Star-Studded Lineup Announced for "NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly" on December 31
Drake, Jessie J, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Megan Hilty, The Roots and Tony Bennett are among those on tap for the annual event.

[12/20/11 - 11:05 AM]
TBS Tops Primetime As Basic Cable's #1 Network Among Adults 18-34 for the Second Consecutive Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 12-18.

[12/20/11 - 10:52 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps #1 Rank Across Kid, Boy and Girl 6-11 Demographics in Total Day for the 5th Consecutive Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 12-18.

[12/20/11 - 10:45 AM]
ABC is Up Year to Year for the 3rd Straight Week on Monday with Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 12-18.

[12/20/11 - 10:37 AM]
ABC Family Ranks as Cable's #1 Network in Prime for the 3rd Straight Week in Women 18-49 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of December 12-18.

[12/20/11 - 10:34 AM]
NFL Announcement: Super Bowl Streamed Live in U.S. for First Time
In addition, NFL Mobile only from Verizon will stream the broadcast of NBC's Postseason games, for the first time using a mobile application.

[12/20/11 - 10:13 AM]
HBO Renews "Enlightened," Cancels "Bored to Death," "How To Make It in America" & "Hung"
The Golden Globe-nominated comedy was actually the least-watched of the quartet this season.

[12/20/11 - 10:10 AM]
RSVP to the E! Entertainment Special: Fascinating Celebrity Weddings on December 26
Monica, Chely Wright, Sherri Shepherd, Shannon Tweed and Brooke Burke are among the featured brides.

[12/20/11 - 10:00 AM]
Nickelodeon's Hit Live-Action Mystery "House of Anubis" Returns for Season Two Monday, Jan. 9
New episodes will roll out in a daily format Monday-Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[12/20/11 - 10:00 AM]
VH1 Drives Primetime Viewership Gains in 2011
VH1 spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/20/11 - 09:54 AM]
CBS Closes Out the First Half of the Season With a Ratings Sweep in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 12-18.

[12/20/11 - 08:46 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Terra Nova" Helps FOX Share Demo Crown With CBS
Plus: NBC's "Fear Factor" revival dips more than 31% from its debut numbers last week.

[12/20/11 - 08:31 AM]
Welcome Aboard "Pan Am" With Free Episodes on iTunes Starting Today
All nine episodes to date from the first season of the ABC drama are available for free on the iTunes store.

[12/20/11 - 08:30 AM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club: Las Vegas" to Premiere on Monday, January 23 at New Time of 10PM ET/PT
Plus: newcomer "Best Ink" now moves to spring 2012.

[12/20/11 - 07:52 AM]
"We'll Take Manhattan" - Ovation's First Original Movie Premieres on February 11, 2012
Aneurin Barnard and Karen Gillan topline the film, written and directed by John McKay.

[12/20/11 - 07:38 AM]
ESPN & ABC NBA Pregame Show Moving to L.A.; Expanded Role for Magic Johnson
Johnson will be a featured analyst - joining Jon Barry, Michael Wilbon and Chris Broussard - throughout the entire season.

[12/19/11 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 19
Updates include: Dick Clark Productions to revive "Bloopers" in syndication; Naturi Naughton joins Lifetime's "The Client List"; and G4 orders pilot for "EpicMealTime."

[12/19/11 - 02:45 PM]
Discovery Out-Delivers Every Television Network Friday Night with "Gold Rush" and "Flying Wild Alaska"
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, December 16.

[12/19/11 - 01:09 PM]
"Homeland" Delivers Showtime's Most Watched Freshman Finale Ever
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, December 18.

[12/19/11 - 12:56 PM]
"Grimm" Is the #1 New Drama in Terms of Percentage Increase from Live+Same Day to Live+7 So Far This Season
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/19/11 - 11:54 AM]
Nominations Now Open for 2nd Annual "American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM)"
The broadcast of the 2012 Hero Dog Awards will air on Hallmark Channel next fall.

[12/19/11 - 10:54 AM]
Relive the Excitement of NBC's "The Voice" Season One As Part of NBC.com's Holiday "Catch-Up" Featuring Full Season-to-Date Episodes of Many of Its Most Popular Series
Full season-to-date-episodes of "Up All Night," "Parenthood," "Whitney" and "Grimm" are also available.

[12/19/11 - 10:48 AM]
From NASCAR to the NFL, "Live! With Kelly" Features an All-Sports Guest Co-Host Line-Up January 9-13, 2012
Reggie Bush, Carl Edwards, Boomer Esiason, Jesse Palmer and Apolo Anton Ohno are all on tap during said week.

[12/19/11 - 10:38 AM]
TV Guide Network Announces Two New Original Series for First Half of 2012
"Hollywood Moms Night" and "Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On" are both set to roll out as weekly series in March and April, respectively.

[12/19/11 - 10:30 AM]
MTV's Hit Series "Punk'd" is Back!
Footage from an all-new season of the series will be featured during MTV's annual New Year's Eve party on Saturday, December 31.

[12/19/11 - 10:25 AM]
MTV's Emmy Award-Winning Series "True Life" Returns With All-New Episodes on Wednesday, December 28 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
New episodes will continue through Wednesday, January 18 on the cable channel.







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[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
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Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
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[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
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[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
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Plus: from Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.

[07/22/14 - 12:04 PM]
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[07/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:20 AM]
TNT Wins Fourth Week in a Row, with "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Last Ship" Leading the Pack
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:16 AM]
Hilarious Roastmaster Jeff Ross Mentors Comics to Roast Famed Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Thursday, July 24
The result is a no-holds barred, hilarious night of comedy at the Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, where the comics roast not only Gottfried, but also each other.

[07/22/14 - 11:13 AM]
Premiere of New American Heroes Channel Series "Gunslingers" Breaks Network Record for P2+ and HH Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 11:12 AM]
HBO Confirms Sept. 20 Debut for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z"
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[07/22/14 - 10:32 AM]
PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014 Kicks Off September 26
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011.

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
Look for a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 28 followed by season four on Sunday, March 29.

[07/22/14 - 10:30 AM]
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[07/22/14 - 10:29 AM]
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[07/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
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The film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked with him.