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[01/26/12 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 26
Updates include: CBS adds four to pilot roster; Shawnee Smith joins FX's "Anger Management"; and Michael Cuesta to direct CBS's "Elementary."

[01/26/12 - 06:04 PM]
Showtime(R) Pilot "Ray Donovan" Casts Actors Eddie Marsan and Dash Mihok in Key Roles
They'll join the previously cast Liev Schreiber and Paula Malcomson in the Ann Biderman-penned hour.

[01/26/12 - 04:06 PM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of The Exes" Premiere Tops Wednesday Night on Cable
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 25.

[01/26/12 - 03:51 PM]
Kim Kardashian To Appear in Multiple-Episode Guest Arc on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva"
She'll play Nikki, "Fred's (Ben Feldman) new love interest who partners with his ex Stacy (April Bowlby) in a new business venture."

[01/26/12 - 03:30 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Claims Demo Crown
USA's "Royal Pains" however is the night's most-watched original.

[01/26/12 - 02:12 PM]
Exclusive: "American Idol" to Air Two-Hour Edition on Thursday, February 16
The extra hour will pre-empt "The Finder" on said night.

[01/26/12 - 01:51 PM]
Discovery's "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" Returns Monday, February 13 Followed by the Premiere of "World's Toughest Trucker"
Plus: look for the one-hour special "Collision Course" on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/26/12 - 01:17 PM]
The "Bridesmaids" Cast - Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig - to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R)
McCarthy received her first Oscar(R) nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film's original screenplay.

[01/26/12 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Gossip Girl "Made in NY" Video in Taxi Cabs Throughout New York City to Celebrate 100th Episode, Airing Monday, January 30, at 8/7c on The CW
Watch the cast and producers appear in a "Made in NY" video currently running in taxicabs throughout the Big Apple.

[01/26/12 - 12:36 PM]
BBC America to Co-Produce Next Installment of "Luther"
The latest four-part series, starring Idris Elba, will premiere in 2012 as part of the network's Dramaville lineup.

[01/26/12 - 12:19 PM]
Cartoon Network Hall of Game(TM) Awards to Feature Performances by Hot Chelle Rae and Flo Rida
Shaquille O'Neal hosts the second annual event, premiering Monday, February 20 at 7:00/6:00c.

[01/26/12 - 12:13 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Top 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results for an Encore Since April
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 21.

[01/26/12 - 12:12 PM]
Lifetime and Collins Avenue Developing New Docuseries "Ice Moms"
The series follows the Dearborn, Michigan-based figure skating coaching duo of Laurie Vigilante and Adam Schmidt.

[01/26/12 - 12:05 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Grab #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 16-20.

[01/26/12 - 11:56 AM]
The CW and Kia Motors Recruit Fans of Hit Drama "Nikita" to Assist in Missions Via New Online Game, "Nikita: Code Breaker"
Plus, enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Toronto to visit the set of "Nikita."

[01/26/12 - 11:29 AM]
"Level Up" Debuts as Cartoon Network's #1 Live-Action Series Premiere In Network History
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 24.

[01/26/12 - 11:25 AM]
History(R) Turning the Superbowl Into the "Swamperbowl" With National Commercial "Swamp People: This Is Your Boss"
The 30-second spot, due in the fourth quarter, will tout the show's return on Thursday, February 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/26/12 - 11:07 AM]
BBC America's Original Hit Series, "Being Human," Returns to Supernatural Saturday With Fresh and Thrilling Fourth Season
The first of eight new episodes premieres Saturday, February 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/26/12 - 10:55 AM]
NBC Announces the 14 Contestants Vying to Be America's Next Big "Fashion Star"
The competition series will now premiere with a 90-minute episode on Tuesday, March 13.

[01/26/12 - 10:07 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Adds "Bones" to the Lineup of Honorees for PaleyFest 2012
The series, now in its seventh season, will be honored at the festival on Thursday, March 8.

[01/26/12 - 09:57 AM]
Vivica A. Fox and "Being Human's" Sam Huntington Appear in an All New Episode of Syfy's "Face Off," Wednesday, February 8 at 10 PM ET/PT
The 10 remaining contestants are tasked with creating an original trauma makeup featuring wounds that may have been inflicted by a werewolf.

[01/26/12 - 09:46 AM]
Bravo Presents a Three-Part Reunion of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and an Exclusive Interview With Kim Richards Post Rehab
Plus: look for a one-hour "Lost Footage" special on Thursday, February 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/26/12 - 09:13 AM]
Marg Helgenberger Exits "CSI" to Season-High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 25.

[01/26/12 - 09:08 AM]
Oxygen Media Appoints Jordana Hochman Vice President, Production
Before joining Oxygen, Hochman was Director, Non-fiction and Alternative Programming at A&E.

[01/26/12 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Touch" Opens Big Behind "Idol"
The newcomer posted FOX's highest-rated drama opening in three years.

[01/26/12 - 08:35 AM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Tom Selleck Stars in "Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt," A New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Sunday, May 20
Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, William Sadler, Gloria Reuben and Saul Rubinek also will return for the film, the eighth in the franchise.

[01/26/12 - 08:04 AM]
Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Glen Campbell to Join With Grammy(R) Nominees The Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a Special Performance, on "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 12, Live on CBS
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay and Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

[01/26/12 - 07:53 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Delivers its Most-Watched Week in 8 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 16-20.

[01/26/12 - 07:52 AM]
Angel Annussek Named Vice President of Original Programming for truTV
Annussek most recently served as executive producer and editorial director for the network.

[01/26/12 - 07:47 AM]
Showtime's Annual Black History Month Celebration to Include Documentaries & Stand-Up Specials Each Thursday & Friday in February
Paul Mooney, Red Grant, Rudy Rush and Roz G are among the featured comedians.

[01/26/12 - 07:02 AM]
Nominations Announced for the "47th Annual Academy of Country Music(R) Awards"
Blake Shelton and Reba will co-host the event, airing Sunday, April 1 on CBS.

[01/26/12 - 06:49 AM]
Tony Dungy, Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham and Hines Ward Share Personal Stories of Facing Hate and Discrimination in the USA Network Special "Characters Unite" Documentary, "NFL Characters Unite"
The film, from The Hochberg Ebersol Company, will premiere in February as part of Characters Unite Month.

[01/26/12 - 03:03 AM]
Kathy Bates, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain, Sir Ben Kingsley, Melissa McCarthy, Brad Pitt, Zoe Saldana, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig To Present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The event will be simulcast live this Sunday on TBS and TNT.

[01/25/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 25
Updates include: Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute eyed for "The Office" spin-off; Cinemax orders Alan Ball's "Banshee" to series; and CBS greenlights "Widow Detective" pilot.

[01/25/12 - 03:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom," "Storage Wars" Hold Off Dramas
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "All Star Dealers," Cartoon Network's "Level Up" and Lifetime's "America's Supernanny."

[01/25/12 - 02:24 PM]
From Cat Food Addicts to Mechaphiliacs TLC's Third Season of "My Strange Addiction" Set to Premiere February 12th
Eight all new episodes have been ordered that will air back to back over four weeks.

[01/25/12 - 02:11 PM]
Derek Hough, Michael Strahan & Jerry O'Connell to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" the Week of February 6-10, 2012
Guests that week include Debra Messing, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Weatherly, Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson.

[01/25/12 - 01:05 PM]
"The Rosie Show" Welcomes Executive Producer Shane Farley and Reveals a New Look for 2012
Farley brings over 15 years experience producing talk shows, most recently on "Rachael Ray."

[01/25/12 - 11:44 AM]
HBO to Offer Episode Two of "Luck" a Full Week Early on HBO GO(R)
The episode will become available simultaneously with the linear premiere of the pilot, which formally debuts this Sunday, January 29.

[01/25/12 - 11:31 AM]
Ovation Originals to Debut Dramatic Period Mini-Series "Cloudstreet" on Saturday, March 10
The six-part mini-series - starring Stephen Curry, Essie Davis, Kerry Fox and Emma Booth - will then air each consecutive Saturday night.

[01/25/12 - 10:44 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee George Clooney "Descends" Onto Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" Stage
The two-hour installment premieres Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00/6:00c.

[01/25/12 - 10:36 AM]
"Judge Judy" Tops Court Shows for 800th Week in a Row
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/25/12 - 10:35 AM]
CBS Dramas Place First Every Weekday at 10:00 PM in Viewers and Adults 25-54 and Four of Five Nights in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/25/12 - 09:38 AM]
History Announces New Mud-Breaking Series "Mudcats" - Premieres Thursday, February 9 at 10pm ET/PT
The newcomer will follow "Swamp People" on Thursday nights.

[01/25/12 - 08:43 AM]
Sony Pictures Television to Partner With Syco Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment to Launch New Global TV Format in Search of the Next DJ Superstar
Said companies will soon announce their broadcast partners in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

[01/25/12 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins With "Idol" Encore, State of the Union
The President's address collectively draws 25.49 million viewers on the broadcast networks, on par with last year.

[01/25/12 - 08:37 AM]
Investigation Discovery Enlists Actor and Voiceover Artist Erik Todd Dellums to Narrate "Killer Trials: Judgment Day"
The 26-episode series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Friday, February 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/25/12 - 08:33 AM]
USA Network Pushes Into New Genre With Reality Series "The Moment"
Kurt Warner hosts the nine-episodes series, set to premiere third quarter.

[01/25/12 - 08:32 AM]
CBS Announces the Cast for the 20th Season of the Multi-Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Amazing Race," Premiering Feb. 19
Among this season's participants: recent "Big Brother" winner Rachel Reilly.

[01/25/12 - 08:31 AM]
CBS, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions Announce a New 10-Year Agreement for the Annual ACM Awards
In addition to the annual awards telecast, the new agreement also includes the continued broadcast of annual two-hour ACM specials.







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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.