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[01/20/12 - 10:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 20
Updates include: Kevin Nealon joins NBC's "Isabel"; "666 Park Avenue" lands pilot order at ABC; and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans on track for HBO's "The Corrections."

[01/20/12 - 05:13 PM]
"Archer" Season Premiere Ranks As Its Third Most-Watched Telecast Ever Among Men 18-34 and Men 18-49
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, January 19.

[01/20/12 - 04:20 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Holds Off Lakers/Heat on TNT
Plus: numbers for E!'s "When Girls Kill," Discovery's "Man, Woman, Wild" and FX's "Unsupervised."

[01/20/12 - 04:01 PM]
Electus Secures Global Distribution Rights for Spike TV's Reality Television Series Flip Men, American Digger and Car Lot Cowboy
"American Digger" and "Car Lot Cowboy" (formerly "Car Boss") are due in March and April, respectively.

[01/20/12 - 02:51 PM]
NBC Slates Full Hour of "30 Rock" for Thursday, February 9
Back-to-back episodes will air starting at 8:00/7:00c, pre-empting "Parks & Recreation" that night.

[01/20/12 - 02:45 PM]
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage to Executive Produce New Discovery Channel Series, "Unchained Reaction"
The series, due in March, pits two teams of varying backgrounds against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption.

[01/20/12 - 02:41 PM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Secrets of Eden" Premieres Saturday, February 4 at 8:00PM (ET)
John Stamos and Anna Gunn star in the film, based on Chris Bohjalian's New York Times best-selling novel.

[01/20/12 - 02:37 PM]
NBC Nixes Republican Primetime Debate on Monday, January 23
"Fear Factor" and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" are back on the schedule that night.

[01/20/12 - 01:53 PM]
"The Bronson Pinchot Project" Premieres Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET on DIY Network
The series follows the character actor as he renovates old homes and buildings in Harford, Pennsylvania.

[01/20/12 - 01:39 PM]
TV Land's "Happily Divorced" Starring Fran Drescher Starts Production on Its Second Season
The new season will now air Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c beginning March 7, bumping "Retired at 35" until later this year.

[01/20/12 - 01:23 PM]
Video: First Look - New "Frozen Planet" Promo
The seven-part series premieres Sunday, March 18 at 8:00/7:00c on Discovery.

[01/20/12 - 01:12 PM]
Video: "House of Lies" Webisodes Available Online
The webisodes were written by Ben Schwartz and Wes Nickerson, and directed by Glynn Turman.

[01/20/12 - 11:03 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 9-13
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 9-13.

[01/20/12 - 11:02 AM]
"South Beach Tow" Returns to truTV on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
The series comes from Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions and Bodega Pictures.

[01/20/12 - 10:19 AM]
Unthinkable, Unsinkable: Discovery Examines the Costa Concordia Disaster in a World Premiere Special this Spring
"Discovery will piece together not only the immediate events but the bigger story of what comes next in recovery and restoration," said Nancy Daniels.

[01/20/12 - 09:46 AM]
Victor Garber Dials Up Trouble in the Third Season of "The Big C"
He'll play "a man who causes trouble for Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) when an accidental phone call leads to a harassing situation."

[01/20/12 - 09:39 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops "American Idol" in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Common Half-Hour
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 19.

[01/20/12 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" Wins at 9pm to Finish as Thursday's #1 Drama in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 19.

[01/20/12 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Demos With "Idol," CBS Top Viewers
FOX's juggernaut - along with "The Office" and "Winter Wipeout" - are down significantly from a year ago.

[01/20/12 - 07:26 AM]
Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood to Team at Super Bowl XLVI Saturday Night "CMT Crossroads" Special from Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam
The show, airing Saturday, February 4 at 11:00/10:00c, will originate from the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fair Grounds.

[01/20/12 - 06:57 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off Black History Month With Documentary "Brooklyn Boheme"
The film, "an intimate portrait of the Black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill from the mid-1980s through the 90s," premieres Thursday, February 2.

[01/20/12 - 06:03 AM]
NBC to Air Florida Republican Presidential Primary Debate on Monday, January 23 at 9:00/8:00c
The event, taking place at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, is being sponsored by NBC News.

[01/19/12 - 10:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 19
Updates include: Anne Heche to "Save Me" for NBC; Jerry Bruckheimer gets pilot green light at CBS; and Karyn Usher likewise snags pilot order at FOX.

[01/19/12 - 04:05 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers in Return
Discovery's "Sons of Guns" however leads the adults 18-49 charge last night.

[01/19/12 - 03:14 PM]
Dan Abrams, Daniel Radcliffe, Howie Mandel, Peter Facinelli & D.L. Hughley to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" the Week of January 30-February 3
Guests that week include Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWOWW" Farley.

[01/19/12 - 02:46 PM]
"Love Etc." to Premiere Thursday, February 2 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The film is "a witty, poignant and humorous exploration of the universal stages of love, depicted through five real stories over the course of one year in New York City."

[01/19/12 - 12:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Trumps Drama Premieres
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Ragin' Cajuns," Spike TV's "Ink Master" and Lifetime's "Dance Moms."

[01/19/12 - 12:13 PM]
The Bad Girls Are Ready to Play Hard in Vegas Season Premiere of Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club: Las Vegas" at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: look for the season finale of "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too" that night at 11:00/10:00c.

[01/19/12 - 12:00 PM]
Dan Harrison Named Executive Vice President, Scheduling for Fox Broadcasting Company
Harrison joins FOX from CBS Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development.

[01/19/12 - 11:41 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Earns Highest Rated Episode of the Series With 2.8 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Monday, January 16.

[01/19/12 - 11:22 AM]
Vanilla Ice Rocks Out with a Second Season of DIY Network's "The Vanilla Ice Project"
The series returns with two premiere episodes on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00/9:00c following a one-hour special, "Ice My House."

[01/19/12 - 10:32 AM]
NBA TV's Coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers @ Los Angeles Clippers Scores Record Ratings
NBA TV spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/19/12 - 10:03 AM]
Michelle Obama Makes Her Late Night Talk Show Debut As the First Lady of the United States on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, January 31
Mrs. Obama's first appearance was on October 27, 2008, a few weeks prior to her husband, Barack Obama, being elected President of the United States.

[01/19/12 - 10:01 AM]
"MTV2's Guy Code" Finishes First Season As Highest-Rated Series in Network's History
MTV2 spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 17 and the season to date.

[01/19/12 - 09:47 AM]
World Premiere of New Series "Transformers Rescue Bots" and Second Season Premiere of "Transformers Prime" Roll Out on The Hub TV Network February 18
Also on tap is the network premiere of 1986 classic "Transformers: The Animated Movie."

[01/19/12 - 09:42 AM]
Cameron Crowe Documentary "The Union," About Elton John and Leon Russell, Debuts Feb. 2 on HBO
The film is filled with concert footage of John and Russell throughout their careers, including John's first U.S. appearance at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.

[01/19/12 - 09:13 AM]
ABC Grows and "Modern Family" Scores its Best-Ever Results Against "Idol"
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 18.

[01/19/12 - 08:40 AM]
CLOO to Host "Mannix" Marathon on Saturday, January 28 With Episodes from the Classic TV Series Chosen by @TedonTV, the Network's SVP of Research Ted Linhart
The 12 episodes including Diane Keaton in one of her earliest roles.

[01/19/12 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Returns Down But Still on Top
Plus: NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?" and The CW's "One Tree Hill" take big dips in their second weeks.

[01/19/12 - 07:11 AM]
Syfy Elevates Chris Regina to Senior Vice President, Programming
Regina's new duties will include the oversight of acquisitions of studio-distributed theatrical films and series.

[01/19/12 - 07:05 AM]
IFC's "Portlandia" Grows Audience in Week Two
IFC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/19/12 - 04:01 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees Coldplay and Rihanna to Perform Live Together for the First Time
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

[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.







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[05/25/16 - 02:37 PM]
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[05/25/16 - 02:01 PM]
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[05/25/16 - 01:31 PM]
Cable's #1 New Non-Fiction Series "60 Days In" Returns for an Explosive Second Season Thursday, August 18 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E
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[05/25/16 - 01:28 PM]
New Discovery Series "Homestead Rescue" - New Premiere Date and Clip
The newcomer will now launch Friday, June 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Investigation Discovery's June Programming Slate Delivers Healthy Dose of Drama with Four New Original Series
Television's home for true-crime content, ID brings compelling, real stories to the small screen, including premieres of four all-new series, and the return of three fan-favorites.

[05/25/16 - 11:25 AM]
CMT Celebrates Dierks Bentley's New Album, Black, with Special Takeover Weekend Beginning May 28
Look for "CMT Instant Jam: Dierks Bentley" on Saturday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/25/16 - 11:11 AM]
Returning Original Starz Series "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse" Move to Sundays in July
The former returns on July 17 followed by the latter on July 24.

[05/25/16 - 10:30 AM]
VH1's Sexy Hit Series "Dating Naked" Is Back - Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Rocsi Diaz, this season once again features two main daters, David and Natalie, as they search for love on a tropical island paradise.

[05/25/16 - 10:22 AM]
Freeform's "Funday" Father's Day Weekend Programming Event Begins Saturday, June 18 and Continues Through Sunday, June 19
Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon?

[05/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
"The Americans" Picked Up for Final Two Seasons
A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018.

[05/25/16 - 09:40 AM]
Brett Donahue to Play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's "The Kennedys-After Camelot"
As previously announced, the project stars Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy.

[05/25/16 - 09:32 AM]
Food Network Heads Outdoors as Professional Grill Masters Face the Heat in "Chopped Grill Masters Napa"
The five-week event launches Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 09:08 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Host "The 50th Annual CMA Awards" Live From Nashville, Wednesday, November 2, on ABC
The return of the popular pair was announced during Paisley's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and via Underwood's social network.

[05/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for a Pop-Country Mash Up at the "CMT Music Awards" Airing Live on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler are on tap to present.

[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise holds off ABC's own season finale of "Dancing with the Stars."