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[01/18/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 18
Updates include: The CW sends three dramas to pilot; NBC fills out cast of "Beautiful People"; and Nick Stoller gets a green light for his CBS comedy.

[01/18/12 - 10:19 PM]
Entertainment Studios Launches Two Primetime First-run Sitcoms for Fall 2012
"The First Family" and "Mr. Box Office" have each received 104 episode production orders.

[01/18/12 - 04:52 PM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Grey's Anatomy" Star Jessica Capshaw Set to Take Place on Thursday, January 19
The actress will be up on Twitter at @jessicacapshaw, during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[01/18/12 - 04:11 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers" Still Big for History
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later," MTV's "Caged" and E!'s "Fashion Police."

[01/18/12 - 03:54 PM]
Popular Young Actress Debby Ryan Stars in "Radio Rebel," A Disney Channel Original Movie Premiering Friday, February 17
Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Merritt Patterson and Atticus Mitchell also star in the project.

[01/18/12 - 03:17 PM]
HDNet, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, and CAA Establish Joint Venture to Rebrand HDNet as AXS TV
HDNet's signature programming including "HDNet Fights," "Inside MMA," "Dan Rather Reports," Sunday concert series, and select non-scripted series will continue on AXS TV.

[01/18/12 - 03:09 PM]
ABC Family's "The Lying Game" Scores Series Highs for the 3rd Consecutive Week
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 16.

[01/18/12 - 02:38 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original "A Taste of Romance" Is #1 Movie of Week Among HH RTG and W25-54 RTG
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/18/12 - 02:17 PM]
Syfy Greenlights Two-Hour Pilot for Time Travel Action Thriller Rewind from BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions
Justin Marks wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein.

[01/18/12 - 02:06 PM]
Oxygen Scores Double Digit Increases in Key Demos for Third "Glee" Marathon
Oxygen spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/18/12 - 01:54 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Cajun Pawn Stars," "Kourtney & Kim" Snag Top Spots
Plus: numbers for TLC's "World's Smallest Storm Chaser," E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" and Comedy Central's "Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain."

[01/18/12 - 01:10 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "On the Case With Paula Zahn" Tops Off Network's Best Week Ever in Prime for All Key Demos
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 12:42 PM]
"Hayley: World's Oldest Teenager" and "Kristie Mills: Love on the Transplant List" Premiere Sunday, January 29th on TLC
Other upcoming specials include "Last Chance to Live" on Wednesday, February 1.

[01/18/12 - 12:22 PM]
TBS Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-34 in Primetime for the Eighth Consecutive Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 11:55 AM]
TLC Shares Royal Romance With "Undercover Princes" and "Undercover Princesses"
The series, which follows three single princes and princesses from around the world as they go undercover as locals, premieres Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/12 - 11:51 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company, 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia Announce Sponsors for 11th Season of "American Idol"
Ford, Coca-Cola and AT&T are once again among the show's advertising partners.

[01/18/12 - 11:40 AM]
MTV Press Releases "Bittersweet Blessing" by Ashley Salazar from the Groundbreaking Docu-Series "16 and Pregnant"
The book will hit stores on Tuesday, January 24 from the network's publishing arm.

[01/18/12 - 11:29 AM]
Science Takes Viewers Back to Nature's Fight Club in Season Two of "Monster Bug Wars"
The series returns with six new episodes beginning Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/12 - 11:11 AM]
"The Simpsons" Tops the Week! FOX's Animated Favorite Outperforms "Modern Family" and "Big Bang Theory" As Last Week's No. 1 Series
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:12 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps #1 Total Day Ranking Across All TV in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for the 2nd Consecutive Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:07 AM]
CBS Television Distribution's Trio of Magazines All Post Weekly Growth
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of January 2-8.

[01/18/12 - 10:06 AM]
CBS Scores Decisive Across-the-Board Weekly Win for Second Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:04 AM]
ABC Delivers 6 of the Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49 and Places the No. 1 New Drama
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 10:00 AM]
TeenNick Welcomes "The Wonder Girls," "Dance Academy" in February
Australian import "Dance Academy" will follow new episodes of "Degrassi" on Friday nights.

[01/18/12 - 09:54 AM]
On Sunday, "The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards" Wins Its Three-Hour Time Period in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/18/12 - 09:53 AM]
EPIX Presents "Kevin Smith Burn in Hell" - An EPIX Original Comedy Event, Premieres February 11
Additionally, EPIX is reaching out to Kevin Smith fans everywhere with an on demand preview beginning February 3.

[01/18/12 - 09:12 AM]
Oxygen Moves Season Premiere of "Best Ink" to Tuesday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
The competition series, hosted by Kimberly Caldwell, was previously slated to launch on Monday, January 30.

[01/18/12 - 09:08 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Builds to its Top Numbers Since November
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 17.

[01/18/12 - 09:05 AM]
Craig Carton, Nate Quarry, and Mike Straka to Serve As On-Air Talent for Spike TV's "MMA Junkie Live"
The weekly original series will premiere Thursday, February 23 at 11:00/10:00c on the network.

[01/18/12 - 08:49 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Return on Top for FOX
Plus: The CW's "Remodeled" opens below every original airing of "Ringer" this season.

[01/18/12 - 08:14 AM]
Star-Studded Schedule for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball"
Said lineup kicks off with the Chicago White Sox at the Texas Rangers on Sunday, April 8.

[01/18/12 - 07:35 AM]
USA Network's "White Collar" Launches Midseason Digital Initiatives for Fans
Starting yesterday, viewers began playing a six-week game designed to test their skills to see if they're advanced enough to partner with Mozzie in locating a hidden stash.

[01/18/12 - 07:13 AM]
"Beast Tracker" Premieres Wednesday, February 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery
The one-hour special explores the conflict between humans and alligators.

[01/18/12 - 06:42 AM]
Syfy Uncovers How Highly Imaginative People - Igniters - Move Brands Forward Faster
Through a custom study conducted in partnership with PSFK, Syfy demonstrates how and why this consumer is more powerful today than ever.

[01/18/12 - 06:35 AM]
Two-Time Grammy(R) Award Winner and "NCIS: Los Angeles" Star LL Cool J to Host "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS
"I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true," the rapper/actor said.

[01/18/12 - 06:27 AM]
CBS Announces the 18 Castaways for "Survivor: One World"
As previously announced, the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 24th season, Wednesday, February 15.

[01/18/12 - 06:02 AM]
MTV, Get Schooled and the College Board Launch Facebook App to Connect Students With Money for College
The youth-conceived application will also provide information, guidance and tools that will enable students to make smart financial decisions about paying for college.

[01/18/12 - 03:01 AM]
Second, New "Absolutely Fabulous" Special Makes U.S. Premiere on Logo
Look for the return of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Untucked!: RuPaul's Drag Race" that same night, Monday, February 6.

[01/17/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 17
Updates include: CBS orders two drama pilots; David Koechner to star in NBC's "Friday Night Dinner"; and Kari Lizer lands a second pilot, this time at ABC.

[01/17/12 - 04:49 PM]
NBC to Encore "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" and "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" This Saturday
The former drew NBC's biggest overall audience in the time period, excluding Olympics, since February 18, 2008, on Monday.

[01/17/12 - 04:39 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Climbs to Series High for Discovery
The series also reclaims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/17/12 - 03:40 PM]
BBC America to Air "Luther" This Sunday in Celebration of Idris Elba's Golden Globe Win for Best Actor
The four-episode marathon airs Sunday, January 22, from 11:00am ET to 3:00pm ET.

[01/17/12 - 03:17 PM]
Disney Channel Original Movie "Frenemies" Buddies Up With 4.2 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/17/12 - 02:11 PM]
HBO Acquires Domestic Broadcast Rights to "Me @The Zoo," A 2012 Sundance Film Festival Selection
Directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch, the film is an in-depth exploration of the new phenomenon of internet celebrity.

[01/17/12 - 01:48 PM]
Grant Bowler Signs on for Lead in Syfy's Upcoming Epic Science Fiction Series, "Defiance"
The visionary enterprise is in collaboration with Trion Worlds, with the Syfy series and Trion's multi-platform shooter MMO poised to debut simultaneously.

[01/17/12 - 01:16 PM]
Lifetime's Dance Moms Franchise Gets Even Hotter!!! Network Picks Up "Dance Moms: Miami"
The six-episode spin-off will go behind-the-scenes at Miami-based Stars Dance Studio.

[01/17/12 - 12:47 PM]
"Hell on Wheels" Reigns as AMC's Second Highest Rated Original Series
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/17/12 - 12:43 PM]
New Seasons of "Jerseylicious" and "Big Rich Texas" Bring Big Hair and Bigger Drama to the Style Network on February 19
As previously reported, the new seasons will air back-to-back beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/17/12 - 12:43 PM]
CMT's Two New Original Series "Bayou Billionaires" and "My Big Redneck Vacation" Premiere This Saturday Beginning at 9:00 P.M., ET/PT
The newcomers will air at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c, respectively, on the cable channel.

[01/17/12 - 11:47 AM]
NBC to Broadcast "The 43rd NAACP Image Awards" in Live, Two-Hour Event on February 17
The Peacock will take over the broadcast rights to the ceremony from FOX.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.