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[01/06/12 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 6
Updates include: "Last Resort" officially a go at ABC; Marcia Gay Harden joins NBC's "Isabel"; and Rhona Mitra on track to join Cinemax's "Strike Back."

[01/06/12 - 10:07 PM]
TCA: NBC Confirms Episode, Pilot Orders
"Harry's Law," "Parks & Recreation" set for 22 episodes, plus check out official descriptions of the Peacock's five pilots ordered to date.

[01/06/12 - 04:57 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Returns on Top for MTV
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "American Stuffers," OWN's "Louder Than a Bomb" and HBO's "24/7 Flyers/Rangers" finale.

[01/06/12 - 04:56 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Exclusive World Premiere of Gloriana's Newest Video, "(Kissed You) Goodnight," During the Airing of "A Walk to Remember," January 13
"The Secret Life of the American Teenager's" Megan Park stars in the video, which will also be available on ABCFamily.com.

[01/06/12 - 04:53 PM]
NBC Launches Comprehensive Promotional Campaign to Provide Positive Sampling Prior to Debut of "Smash"
Beginning January 23 through February 6, the pilot will stream online via NBC.com and Hulu.

[01/06/12 - 04:37 PM]
Video: Nickelodeon's Cymphonique Miller Performs "Only You Can Be You" from the Upcoming Series "How to Rock"
The series is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, February 4 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/06/12 - 02:45 PM]
"Untold Stories of The ER" Returns to Discovery Fit & Health Saturday, January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
The former TLC mainstay returns tomorrow night on the cable channel.

[01/06/12 - 02:12 PM]
TBS Greenlights Buddy Comedy Series "Men at Work"
The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes of the multi-camera comedy from creator Breckin Meyer.

[01/06/12 - 02:08 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Present "Phineas and Ferb - Time Shift Weekend," Beginning Friday, January 13
The special four-episode adventure runs through Monday, January 16.

[01/06/12 - 01:13 PM]
Showtime(R) Launches Interactive Website for Galweather & Stearn
The site brings the management consultant firm featured on the series "House of Lies" to life.

[01/06/12 - 01:09 PM]
Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, Stars of TNT's New Series "Dallas," to Present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
This year's event will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/06/12 - 01:03 PM]
Jerzdays Are Back on MTV, As the Season Five Premiere of "Jersey Shore" Ranks as the #1 Cable Telecast of the Year's Broadcast Season
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, January 5.

[01/06/12 - 01:03 PM]
Comedy Central: February 2012 Programming Highlights
Look for the network premieres of "Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz" and "'I Ain't Scared of You' A Tribute to Bernie Mac."

[01/06/12 - 12:32 PM]
TNT Orders Action-Packed Reality Series "The Great Escape"
Rich Eisen hosts the 10-episode series, which is slated to join the network's lineup in summer 2012.

[01/06/12 - 12:00 PM]
Preston Beckman Appointed Senior Strategist, Fox Networks Group
Dr. Beckman will provide his expertise and strategic insight in scheduling, programming and research across all FNG entertainment divisions.

[01/06/12 - 11:23 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Dec. 26-30
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 26-30.

[01/06/12 - 10:45 AM]
NBC and iTheatrics Announce Philanthropic Initiative to Bring Sustainable Musical Theater Programs to the Nation's Underserved Schools
The "Smash"-driven initiative will work with local schools across the country to stage their own productions and implement self-sustaining programs.

[01/06/12 - 10:38 AM]
NBC Announces the Celebrities Tracing Their Family Trees on Season Three of "Who Do You Think You Are?" Premiering February 3
Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones, Jerome Bettis, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen are among the featured celebrities.

[01/06/12 - 10:30 AM]
Eight Award-Winning Musicians Join Coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton As Advisers to Their Teams on NBC's "The Voice"
Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke are all on tap.

[01/06/12 - 10:20 AM]
Emmy and Grammy Award-Winning Harry Connick Jr. to Guest-Star in NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
He'll play Executive ADA David Haden, "a dedicated, straight-shooting prosecutor who is assigned a case with Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay)."

[01/06/12 - 09:46 AM]
ABC Towers Over Late-Night Competition on New Year's Eve
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 26-January 1.

[01/06/12 - 09:41 AM]
Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, Seth Meyers and Tracy Morgan Join Star-Studded Lineup of Those Honoring America's Comedy Sweetheart in NBC's "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" Airing January 16
Also saluting White will be Carl Reiner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Vicki Lawrence and John O'Hurley.

[01/06/12 - 08:55 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with Season Highs for "Wipeout," "Grey's" and "Private Practice"
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 5.

[01/06/12 - 08:43 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Return With Season Highs
The Alphabet easily crushes repeat competition on CBS, NBC and FOX.

[01/06/12 - 06:04 AM]
Giuliana and Bill Rancic Continue to Tackle Life's Curveballs in Season Five of The Style Network's Hit Reality Series "Giuliana & Bill" Premiering Monday, April 2 at 8PM ET/PT
"In 2011, we faced our scariest obstacle yet when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but as we start 2012, I am focused on living in the present," said Giuliana Rancic.

[01/05/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 5
Updates include: Frances Conroy latest to NBC's "Beautiful People"; pair likewise set for "Isabel" at the Peacock; and NBC, The CW in talks to carry "Saving Hope," "L.A. Complex."

[01/05/12 - 03:19 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Orange Bowl Continues ESPN Streak
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Dog the Bounty Hunter," Discovery's "Moonshiners" and Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

[01/05/12 - 01:38 PM]
FX Lands Box Office Hits to Close Out 2011
"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "We Bought a Zoo" are all due beginning in 2013 and early in 2014.

[01/05/12 - 01:20 PM]
Amy Coleman Named Executive Producer of New Syndicated Talk Show "Jeff Probst"
"Amy is a talented and creative producer who spent years working for the best - Oprah Winfrey. Her pedigree can't be beat," Aaron Meyerson said.

[01/05/12 - 01:19 PM]
Ewan McGregor, Katy Perry, Emma Stone, Jason Segel and Many More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2012," Wednesday, Jan. 11 on the CBS Television Network
Also on tap are Jason Biggs, Matt Bomer, David Boreanaz, Elisha Cuthbert, Ellen DeGeneres, Nina Dobrev, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Fillion, Morgan Freeman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ashley Greene and more!

[01/05/12 - 01:10 PM]
Adam Stotsky Named General Manager of G4
Stotsky previously served as President of Marketing for the NBC Entertainment division of NBCUniversal.

[01/05/12 - 01:09 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Sugar Bowl Triumphs for ESPN
Plus: numbers for G4's "Campus PD," ABC Family's "Jane by Design" and back-to-back episodes of A&E's "Storage Wars."

[01/05/12 - 11:52 AM]
Nickelodeon and the White House Join Forces to Support Military Families With Special "iCarly" Episode, Featuring the First Lady of the United States, and Military Base Screening Events Across the Country
"iMeet the First Lady" premieres Monday, January 16 at 7:30/6:30c on the cable channel.

[01/05/12 - 11:44 AM]
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" is Tuesday's #1 Scripted Cable Show in Key Demo; Launch of "Jane by Design" is Solid
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 3.

[01/05/12 - 11:38 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Castle" Star Seamus Dever Set to Take Place on Monday, January 9
The actor will be up on Twitter at @seamusdever, during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[01/05/12 - 10:26 AM]
NBC Releases "Chuck" January 27 Series Finale Details
"Chuck Versus Sarah" and "Chuck Versus the Goodbye" will close out the show's five season run.

[01/05/12 - 10:25 AM]
NBC to Double Pump "30 Rock" on Thursday, January 26 at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c
The extra episode will fill in for "The Office" on said evening.

[01/05/12 - 10:24 AM]
Get Organized This New Year With the Style Network's New Docu-Series "The Amandas" on Monday, January 30 at 8PM ET/PT
The newcomer follows Amanda LeBlanc, owner of a professional organizing company.

[01/05/12 - 10:24 AM]
NBC Books Two-Hour "Prime Suspect" Finale for Sunday, January 22 at 9:00/8:00c
Look for the final two installments of its 13-episode order on said night.

[01/05/12 - 09:42 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Is Ringing in the New Year Right! An All-New Stand-Up Month Hits the Network This January With a New Look and New User Experience
Highlights include stand-up specials from Tom Papa, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove and John Mulaney plus the premiere of "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus."

[01/05/12 - 09:00 AM]
2011 Ratings Recap: Cable's Scripted Dramas - What's Up? What's Down? What's on Top?
Find out how cable's 67 scripted dramas fared this past year.

[01/05/12 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Lineup Returns to Originals with Big Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 4.

[01/05/12 - 08:48 AM]
Save the Date for CMT's New Wedding Series "Swanderosa" Premiering Friday, January 20
The eight-episode series follows an elaborate event-planning business just outside of San Antonio.

[01/05/12 - 08:37 AM]
"Delocated" Season 3 Premieres on Adult Swim on 2/2!
Plus: look for seasons 1 and 2 on DVD on Tuesday, January 17.

[01/05/12 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Helps ABC Coast to Victory
A full slate of originals on the Alphabet easily trumps its mostly repeat competition.

[01/05/12 - 07:01 AM]
He... Could... Go... All... The... Way! "All Star Dealers" on Deck for Discovery
The series, set at Grey Flannel Auctions, launches Tuesday, January 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/05/12 - 06:59 AM]
A New League of Pups Takes to the Field on Super Bowl(TM) Sunday in Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl VIII"
The eighth annual event premieres Sunday, February 5 from 3-5 PM (ET/PT).

[01/04/12 - 10:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 4
Updates include: Hallmark to part ways with "Martha"; The CW revives "The Cult"; and Roland Emmerich lands pilot order at ABC.

[01/04/12 - 08:31 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Rose, Fiesta Bowls Dominate for ESPN
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Extreme Clutter," Bravo's "It's a Brad, Brad World" and E!'s "Celebrity Slimdowns."

[01/04/12 - 08:26 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Rachael vs. Guy" Tops Viewers, "Kourtney & Kim" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Angry Boys," TLC's "Dr. G: Medical Examiner" and OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter."







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[01/24/15 - 08:50 AM]
"Constantine" Delivers Its Most-Watched Episode Since November 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 23.

[01/24/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS and NBC All Share Demo Crown
Repeats of "Blue Bloods" and "Shark Tank" lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49, respectively.

[01/24/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's Encore "Shark Tank" Is Friday's #1 Show in Adults 18-49 - Most-Watched-Ever Repeat for the Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 23.

[01/23/15 - 01:09 PM]
New MTV Study, "Millennials Have Drive," Reveals Millennials Love Their Cars More Than Social Media and Texting
Today's results represent the first wave of research coming from Viacom's brands in the car category.

[01/23/15 - 12:19 PM]
"Our Little Family" Joins the TLC Lineup This February
The newcomer launches Tuesday, February 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/23/15 - 11:24 AM]
Fox Sports Provides Extended On-Site Coverage From Arizona For Super Bowl XLIX
In anticipation of the championship showdown, FOX Sports has all hands on deck, providing comprehensive on-site coverage for the week's festivities in Arizona.

[01/23/15 - 10:46 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Video Tease of Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames' "Blunt Talk" Starring Patrick Stewart
Due this summer, the series is a live action character-driven comedy set in the competitive cable news arena and following a most eccentric TV personality and his crew.

[01/23/15 - 10:43 AM]
Animal Planet Dives Head First Into "Insane Pools: Off the Deep End," A New Series Premiering Friday, February 20
The six-episode series follows Lucas Congdon as he turns high and dry homes into exotic waterfront properties through grand, nature-inspired designs to encourage his clients to rediscover their love of the outdoors.

[01/23/15 - 10:38 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 12-16.

[01/23/15 - 10:23 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week, #1 in Total Viewers 12 of Last 13 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 12-16.

[01/23/15 - 09:17 AM]
History(R) Premieres Brand New Series "Legend of the Superstition Mountains"
The series, due on Sunday, February 8 at 10:00/9:00c, follows five brave treasure hunters as they seek to unearth the secrets of the Lost Dutchman's gold.

[01/23/15 - 08:57 AM]
NFL Legend Ray Lewis Tackles Coaches with Anger Issues When "Coaching Bad" Premieres Sunday, February 8 at 10 PM ET/PT on Spike TV
Lewis and acclaimed anger management specialist and author Dr. Christian Conte will work with nine coaches who have recognized that they need to change their combative and often bombastic ways if they want to continue in the profession they love.

[01/23/15 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Telecast of the Season
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 22.

[01/23/15 - 08:39 AM]
truTV Orders Pilot for "Shaq, Inq." (working title) From Mandalay Sports Media and Executive Producers Shaquille O'Neal and Mike Tollin
This half-hour scripted comedy follows Shaquille O'Neal and the team who runs his sprawling business empire.

[01/23/15 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Tops Demos for FOX
Plus: the network's "Backstrom" launches up nearly 18% among adults 18-49 from "Rake" a year ago.