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[01/21/12 - 09:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grimm," "Shark Tank" Spark NBC, ABC
Both series post big year-to-year increases for their respective networks.

[01/21/12 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with Strong Turnouts for its Entire Lineup
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 20.

[01/21/12 - 08:47 AM]
NBC News Statement on Republican Presidential Debate
The primetime debate, set for Monday, January 23 at 9:00/8:00c, is back on after all.

[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.







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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.