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[01/13/12 - 11:49 PM]
ABC Dumps "Work It," Opens Door for "Cougar Town"
Repeats of "Last Man Standing" will fill the Tuesday, 8:30/7:30c slot for the rest of the month.

[01/13/12 - 11:35 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2011: #10-1
Our annual countdown concludes with "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," "Friday Night Lights" and more!

[01/13/12 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 13
Updates include: NBC orders three dramas, one comedy to pilot; ABC greenlights comedy, drama; and Syfy to expand "Warehouse 13" season to 20 episodes.

[01/13/12 - 03:20 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Continues Its Reign
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," Animal Planet's "Snake Man of Appalachia" and VH1's "The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards."

[01/13/12 - 02:46 PM]
"Live! With Kelly" Announces All-Women Co-Host Lineup for the Week of January 23-27, 2012
Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Cat Deeley and Carrie Ann Inaba will join Kelly Ripa during said week.

[01/13/12 - 01:21 PM]
TLC Breaks New Ground With the Docu-Sitcom "Leave It to Niecy"
The eight-episode half-hour series will premiere Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/13/12 - 01:20 PM]
The All-New 2012 Model of "Inside West Coast Customs" Rolls Off the Assembly Line and Onto Velocity
An all-new season premieres Sunday, February 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/13/12 - 01:19 PM]
"Monster Bug Wars," "How It's Made A-Z," "Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters" on Tap This Quarter on Science
Plus: look out for "Are You Good or Evil" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in March.

[01/13/12 - 01:14 PM]
Science, TED and SETI Ask the Question "Are We Alone?" With an Initiative to Bring Citizen Scientists Into the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Plus: look for a special episode of "Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman" on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/13/12 - 01:13 PM]
"Hillbilly Handfishin'" Returns to Animal Planet on Sunday, February 12; "Must Love Cats" on Saturday, March 10
Plus: the cable channel recaps its various premieres for the first quarter of 2012.

[01/13/12 - 01:10 PM]
Animal Planet Plunges Into Second Season of the Wet, Wild and Wacky World of Aquarium Building in "Tanked"
The first set of 10 new episodes airs this spring and the remaining 10 are slated to air later in this summer.

[01/13/12 - 01:03 PM]
Starz Hit Original Series "Spartacus" Spawns New Novel from Titan Books, "Spartacus: Swords and Ashes"
This original novel "tells a brand-new story of blood, sex and politics set in the uncompromising, visceral world of the arena."

[01/13/12 - 01:02 PM]
Encore Originals Debuts an Intimate Psychological Thriller, "The Crimson Petal and The White," on Friday, March 6 at 9PM ET/PT
Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd and Gillian Anderson star in the four-part mini-series.

[01/13/12 - 01:01 PM]
Miami Beach Heats Up With Series Debut of "Magic City" on Friday, April 6 at 10PM ET/PT, Exclusively on Starz
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko and Danny Huston topline the series, set in 1958 Miami Beach.

[01/13/12 - 12:10 PM]
NBC Moves Season Premiere of "The Celebrity Apprentice" Back One Week to February 19; "Harry's Law" to Return on March 11
An original two-hour episode of "Fear Factor" will now be broadcast on Sunday, February 12 (9-11 p.m. ET).

[01/13/12 - 11:19 AM]
A&E Network in Development on Two Scripted Formats - "Bates Motel" and "Those Who Kill"
"Bates Motel" serves as a prequel to the most famous fright film of all-time, "Psycho."

[01/13/12 - 11:06 AM]
A&E Network's New Scripted Drama Series "Longmire" to Premiere Summer 2012
Australian actor Robert Taylor stars as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

[01/13/12 - 11:02 AM]
"Glee" Returns to Oxygen With a Third Marathon on Saturday, January 14 from 11:00AM-11:30PM ET/PT
Damian McGinty and Lindsay Pearce will each host a special OxygenLive session during their respective episodes.

[01/13/12 - 10:51 AM]
New HBO Drama Series "Luck," A David Milch/Michael Mann Collaboration Starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, Debuts Sunday, Jan. 29
Dennis Farina, Jason Gedrick, Kevin Dunn, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart and John Ortiz also star.

[01/13/12 - 10:15 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Adds Three New Series to Its Slate of Original Programming Including "Lovetown, USA," "Lives on Fire" and "Are You Normal, America?"
"Each of our new shows is right on brand and aligned with Oprah's intention to bring our audience meaningful, entertaining programming," said Sheri Salata.

[01/13/12 - 09:59 AM]
Animal Planet Announces "Monster Week" Programming Stunt - Hosted by "River Monsters'" Jeremy Wade
For eight nights, the mysterious menaces of the animal world take over the network's lineup.

[01/13/12 - 09:46 AM]
"Rob" Opens with the Time Period's Best Deliveries in Viewers and Key Demos Since May 2010
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 12.

[01/13/12 - 09:31 AM]
National Geographic Channel Joins Forces With Ridley and Tony Scott To Produce Author Bill O'Reilly's Best-Selling Book "Killing Lincoln"; Just Announced: Mike Rowe Joins Project
The narrative recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history: how one gunshot changed the country forever.

[01/13/12 - 09:18 AM]
Popular Disney Stars Roshon Fegan and Caroline Sunshine Help Spread the Word About Disney Friends for Change Program Expansion, Beginning Thursday, January 19 on Disney Channel
The program is "aimed to inspire kids and families to make a difference in their world by taking actions to help people, their communities and the planet."

[01/13/12 - 09:14 AM]
Susan Lucci, Emmy Award-Winning Actress and Queen of Daytime Soap Operas, Joins Investigation Discovery's Primetime Line-Up
She'll serve as host and narrator of "Deadly Affairs," a 10-part series due this fall.

[01/13/12 - 09:13 AM]
Werner Herzog's Haunting Television Series "On Death Row" Brings His Unparalleled Filmmaking Talents to Investigation Discovery
The four-part series premieres Friday, March 9 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/13/12 - 09:02 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Dates for HBO Films' "Game Change," Returning Series "Game of Thrones" and New Series "Girls" and "Veep"
"Thrones" returns on April 1 followed by "Girls" on April 15 and "Veep" on April 22.

[01/13/12 - 09:01 AM]
HBO/Cinemax 2012 Programming Overview
A complete recap of all of the networks' programming highlights for the coming year.

[01/13/12 - 09:00 AM]
Lineup of HBO and HBO2 Documentaries Confirmed for First Part of 2012
Upcoming films include "The Union," "The Loving Story," "Saving Face," "God Is Bigger Than Elvis" and more!

[01/13/12 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" Dominates at 9pm to Stand as Thursday's #1 Drama in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 12.

[01/13/12 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Bang," "Rob" to Victory
Newcomer "Rob" posts the best post-"Big Bang Theory" numbers this season.

[01/13/12 - 07:58 AM]
Frank DeRose Upped to Senior Vice President, Program Scheduling & Strategic Planning, USA Network, CLOO and Universal HD
"I've worked with Frank for over 20 years and I've always said he has one of the best 'scheduling guts' in the business," Jane Blaney remarked.

[01/13/12 - 07:02 AM]
"The Weight of the Nation," A Multi-Part, Multi-Platform Series Addressing the National Obesity Epidemic, Debuts in May on HBO
In the U.S., 68% of adults age 20 and over are overweight or obese, while 31.7% of the nation's children and adolescents age two to 19 are overweight or obese.

[01/13/12 - 07:01 AM]
MTV2's Highest Rated Series Ever "Guy Code" Brings Home Epic Finale Episode Tuesday, January 17th at 11pm ET/PT
Said installment impart "lasting lessons on getting freaky, the importance of nicknames, how to party before the party, and the guy code to handling the workplace."

[01/13/12 - 05:31 AM]
Starz, The Weinstein Company and Electus Collaborate on Epic New Original Series, "Marco Polo"
"Marco Polo" is John Fusco's fantastical martial arts epic, chronicling the famous adventurer's early years in the court of Kublai Khan.

[01/12/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 12
Updates include: The CW orders drama pilot based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow; Tony Krantz developing "Dracula" at NBC; and ABC orders two more episodes of "Last Man Standing."

[01/12/12 - 10:32 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2011: #20-11
Our annual countdown continues with "Sons of Anarchy," "The Chicago Code," "Homeland" and more!

[01/12/12 - 06:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Doubleheader Powers ESPN
Plus: numbers for Cartoon Network's "Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu," TLC's "I Cloned My Pet" and Discovery's "Combat Cash."

[01/12/12 - 03:32 PM]
The CW Announces New Action-Packed Game Show "OH SIT!"
The 10-episode series is billed as "a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition."

[01/12/12 - 03:01 PM]
Second Season Premiere of Syfy's "Face Off" Sets Series Record With Two Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/12/12 - 02:46 PM]
History's New Wednesday Night Line-up of "American Restoration" and "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy" Averages 2.8 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/12/12 - 02:33 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Launch a New Season of the Popular Series "Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal" Saturday, February 4
In each episode, two couples "share their deeply personal stories of heartbreak, while a therapist provides inside perspective on how each couple began the healing process."

[01/12/12 - 01:16 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Special "Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later" to Premiere on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Cicely Tyson, LeVar Burton, John Amos, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr. and Ben Vereen are among the featured alums.

[01/12/12 - 01:02 PM]
Characters from "Hawaii Five-0" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" to Shoot Crossover Episodes for a Two-Night Event to Air During May Sweeps
Earlier this season, Daniela Ruah guest starred on "Hawaii Five-0" when her character, Special Agent Kensi Blye.

[01/12/12 - 12:56 PM]
CBS Launches "Undercover Boss Star Employee Bonus Contest," Giving Employers the Chance to Reward One Incredible Employee With a Huge Cash Prize
The winning employee will be awarded a $10,000 prize, in addition to a $10,000 donation that will be given to the employer's chosen charitable organization.

[01/12/12 - 12:48 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Its Top 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results of the Past Year
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/12/12 - 12:43 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 2-6.

[01/12/12 - 12:11 PM]
Sports-Oriented Reality Series "Ball Boys" Premieres Saturday, March 24 on ABC
The show, from the producers of "Pawn Stars," premieres with two half-hour episodes, Saturday, March 24 at 3:00/2:00c.

[01/12/12 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Catches Spring Fever With "Nurse Jackie," "The Big C" & "The Borgias" - Network's Three Hit Series To Return On Sunday, April 8th
"Nurse Jackie" will lead off the night at 9:00/8:00c followed by "The Big C" and "The Borgias."

[01/12/12 - 12:00 PM]
Showtime(R) to Examine "The World According to Dick Cheney"
Oscar- and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler is behind the documentary, which chronicles the life of the former Vice President.







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[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
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[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
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[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
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[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
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[09/16/14 - 01:20 PM]
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[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
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History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:37 PM]
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[09/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
"Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak" to Simulcast On Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Thursday Sept. 18 at 10PM
The one-hour premiere special is a comprehensive look into the history, containment, and medical implications of this highly infectious disease.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
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[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 10:31 AM]
Famed Wire Walker Nik Wallenda to Attempt His Most Challenging Tightrope Walk Yet Over the Chicago Skyline Untethered
"Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" will air live around the world in over 220 countries beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, Sunday, November 2 on the Discovery Channel.

[09/16/14 - 10:18 AM]
Spike TV Travels the Infamous Silk Road to Develop New Drama, "Deep Web," From Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman's Flying Studio Pictures
The project is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything - from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

[09/16/14 - 10:13 AM]
CMT Heads Back to the Bayou This Fall with the Return of "Swamp Pawn" and "Swamp Hunters" Beginning Saturday, October 11 at 9 PM, ET/PT
A special crossover episode of the two series will premiere Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/16/14 - 09:53 AM]
Video: Tuesday's Are Getting a Little Happier When MTV's New Series "Happyland" Premieres on September 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The project is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers.