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[01/30/12 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 30
Updates include: Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger dropped from "The X Factor"; Mindy Kaling to star in FOX comedy pilot; and ABC greenlights its "Scruples" revival.

[01/30/12 - 02:59 PM]
"Braxton Family Values" Ranks We Tv as The #1 Women's Network for the Night on Thursday, January 26
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, January 26.

[01/30/12 - 02:58 PM]
Shirley MacLaine to Join the Cast of "Downton Abbey" Season 3
MacLaine will play a new character, Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern).

[01/30/12 - 01:34 PM]
Showtime(R) Is In For "The Ride" - Documentary Follows "The Amazing Race" Host Phil Keoghan on A Cross-Country Cycling Adventure To Premiere Saturday, February 18th at 8 PM (ET/PT)
In March 2009, 41-year-old Keoghan set out to pedal 3,500 miles from LA to New York.

[01/30/12 - 01:21 PM]
Starz "Spartacus: Vengeance" Returns with 2.7 Million Overall Weekend Viewers
Starz spins the numbers for Friday, January 27.

[01/30/12 - 12:25 PM]
E!'s "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" Season Finale on Sunday at 10PM Draws 4.5 Million Total Viewers, Scoring the Third Most-Watched Telecast in the Network's History
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, January 29.

[01/30/12 - 12:25 PM]
Spend Super Bowl Sunday With Your Favorite Cheerleaders as ABC Family Brings on the "Bring It On a Thon", Featuring All Five Films
The films feature such ABC Family stars as Ashley Benson, Francia Raisa and Cassie Scerbo.

[01/30/12 - 11:04 AM]
Betty White Wins Second Consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for her Role in TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland"
"We're grateful to work with her on 'Hot in Cleveland,' and couldn't be more proud of her continued achievements," said Larry W. Jones.

[01/30/12 - 11:00 AM]
Interview: "Gossip Girl" Executive Producer Josh Safran
The writer/producer teases tonight's 100th episode and beyond.

[01/30/12 - 10:20 AM]
New E! Special Reveals What Its Like Being Raised as a Child of a Celebrity Through Exclusive Interviews and Rare Family Photos When "Growing Up Hollywood" Premieres February 7th at 8PM ET/PT
The children of LL Cool J, Kathie Lee Gifford, Eddie Murphy, Diana Ross, Vanessa Williams, Corbin Bernsen and Belinda Carlisle are among those featured.

[01/30/12 - 10:08 AM]
Kraft, Walgreens and M&M's Are Just a Few of the Sponsors Featured on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" Premiering Sunday, February 19
In addition, The Mars Company will support the recent launch of the new M&M's character "Ms. Brown" with a season run of bumpers.

[01/30/12 - 10:04 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" Leads in DVR Gains, Emerging as TV's #1 Scripted Show of the Week
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of January 9-15.

[01/30/12 - 10:01 AM]
Zig Zag Productions Partners with The National Enquirer for TV Show
The first show currently in development is "Enquirer", "a fast paced observational documentary series following the lives of a group of National Enquirer reporters."

[01/30/12 - 09:59 AM]
USA Network Partners With Greg Berlanti, Laurence Mark and Warner Horizon Television for Six-Hour Drama Event Series "Political Animals"
Plus: Jeff Eastin's drama pilot, starring Aaron Tveit, Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren and Manny Montana, is now titled "Graceland."

[01/30/12 - 09:44 AM]
"Shark Tank's" Crazy Cat-Themed Entrepreneurs Prove To Be Winners
Plus: Sony Pictures Television spins the numbers for Friday, January 27.

[01/30/12 - 09:43 AM]
Winner of Recording Deal With Boardwalk Records and RCA Records Named on The Hub TV Network's Music Reality Series "Majors & Minors"
The cable channel details the winner of the show's inaugural season.

[01/30/12 - 09:34 AM]
DirecTV's Audience Network Expands Its Programming Slate With the Addition of Two Critically-Acclaimed Drama Series, "The Slap" and "The Shadow Line"
Australian import "The Slap" premieres Wednesday, February 15, while the U.K.'s "The Shadow Line" bows Sunday, February 19.

[01/30/12 - 09:32 AM]
Spike TV Announces the Pick-Up of Three New Non-Scripted Series, "Full Bounty," "Tattoo Nightmares" and "Rat Bastards"
Plus: look for 13 new episodes of the popular series, "World's Wildest Police Videos," which formerly aired on FOX.

[01/30/12 - 09:10 AM]
"Undercover Boss" Is Sunday's #1 Show in Viewers, With Its Best Delivery Since Last January
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 29.

[01/30/12 - 09:02 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Demos With Pro Bowl Coverage
The all-star game however was down 13% in viewers and 18% in adults 18-49 from a year ago.

[01/30/12 - 08:55 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Draws Its Top Audience in 11 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 29.

[01/30/12 - 08:38 AM]
Tinsel Korey and Shannen Doherty Star in Syfy's First Ever Original Fairy Tale Double Feature in February
"Black Forest" and "Gretl: Witch Hunter" both premiere Saturday, February 25 starting at 7:00/6:00c.

[01/30/12 - 06:46 AM]
HGTV Offers House Hunters Fans Premiere Episodes Every Weeknight at 10 p.m. Beginning February 6
Plus: the online community will have a new way to come together with a "House Hunters" Facebook page where fans can find additional exclusive content.

[01/30/12 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Tips off Fourth Winning Season of "Basketball Wives"
Kenya Bell and Kesha Nichols join the cast for the show's fourth season, premiering Monday, February 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/30/12 - 05:25 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "UFC on FOX" Tops the Night in Demos
Said coverage however was down slightly from its inaugural event on November 12.

[01/30/12 - 05:01 AM]
BET and CENTRIC Pay Tribute to the Richness and Diversity of the African-American Experience With a Lineup of Dynamic Programming During Black History Month
Highlights include original episodes of comedies "The Game" and "Let's Stay Together."

[01/29/12 - 07:13 PM]
Screen Actors Guild Honors Outstanding Film And Television Performances at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"Boardwalk Empire" took home two awards: Male Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi) and Ensemble in a Drama Series.

[01/29/12 - 03:23 PM]
Stunt Performers from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and "Game of Thrones" are Recipients of Screen Actors Guild's Honors for Film and Television Stunt Ensembles
The Stunt Ensemble Honors commend work within the stunt community during 2011 and recognize stunt performers and coordinators.

[01/29/12 - 05:15 AM]
Exclusive World Preview of Madonna's New Video "Give Me All Your Luvin" Featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. to Debut on "American Idol" Thursday, February 2, on FOX
Madonna will release "Give Me All Your Luvin" featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. on February 3.

[01/28/12 - 11:16 AM]
Don Cheadle to Present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The "House of Lies" co-star is the latest to be featured on the ceremony's live broadcast tomorrow night on TNT and TBS.

[01/28/12 - 10:11 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chuck" Goes Out With Season High
ABC however wins the night among adults 18-49, while CBS is the most-watched network.

[01/28/12 - 09:00 AM]
ABC is #1 on Friday for the 3rd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 27.

[01/27/12 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 27
Updates include: ABC gets busy with five pilot orders; CBS likewise adds three comedies; and McG to direct FOX's "Guilty."

[01/27/12 - 03:53 PM]
Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Stars in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Firelight" for ABC
The film, formerly known as "Crew Six," will premiere Sunday, April 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[01/27/12 - 03:24 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Overshadows Competition Once Again
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" and Food Network's "Fat Chef."

[01/27/12 - 12:39 PM]
Four-Part Series "My 600-lb Life" Premieres Wednesday, February 1 at 9PM (ET/PT) on TLC
The series follows the lives of four people, each weighing over 650 pounds, as they collectively try to lose one ton.

[01/27/12 - 12:36 PM]
Video: Lifetime & Jennifer Love Hewitt Music Video for "The Client List"
The new drama premieres this March on the cable channel.

[01/27/12 - 12:05 PM]
E! Presents Comprehensive Red Carpet Coverage Live from The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Sunday, January 29
Plus: look for "Fashion Police: 2012 SAG Awards," featuring special guest Betsy Brandt, on Monday, January 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/27/12 - 11:41 AM]
TLC Premieres "Extreme Couponing: Midnight Madness" This Sunday, January 29 at 10/9c
The one-hour special follows four savings experts as they battle to get the best possible savings on Black Friday.

[01/27/12 - 11:26 AM]
Investigation Discovery Posted "Serially" Strong Numbers on Wednesday Night With Over 2.75 Million Viewers Tuning Into the New Series "Dark Minds"
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 25.

[01/27/12 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Announces Start of Production For "The Eric Andre Show"
Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress host the late-night talk show, set in a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality.

[01/27/12 - 10:32 AM]
NBC Announces Stars Joining "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in Indianapolis for Special Super Bowl
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg will stop by "Jimmy Fallon's Super Bowl Special" airing live on Sunday, February 5.

[01/27/12 - 09:25 AM]
HBO Comedy Series "Eastbound & Down," Starring Danny McBride, Kicks Off Its Eight-Episode Third Season Feb. 19
Jason Sudeikis joins the cast as Kenny's new best friend and kindred spirit Shane, a veteran catcher with the Mermen.

[01/27/12 - 09:06 AM]
Chuck LaBella Named Vice President of Talent Development, Alternative Programming, NBC
"We are excited to make this announcement official since we have worked with Chuck for so many years where he has contributed to the success of our shows as well as others," said Paul Telegdy.

[01/27/12 - 09:04 AM]
"The Loving Story," A Story of Enduring Love That Led to a Landmark Civil Rights Case, Debuts on Valentine's Day During Black History Month, Exclusively on HBO
The watershed Supreme Court case overturned bans on interracial marriage in 16 states.

[01/27/12 - 09:01 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops "American Idol" in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week in Common Half-Hour
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 26.

[01/27/12 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Finder" Climbs to Series High for FOX
The newcomer has grown each week since its January 12 launch.

[01/27/12 - 08:30 AM]
Interview: "Spartacus: Vengeance" Creator Steven S. DeKnight
Starz's flagship drama kicks off its second season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/27/12 - 07:34 AM]
Bravo Tackles Love and Real Estate in New York City With Two New Docu-Series
"Love Broker" premieres on Monday, March 5 followed by "Million Dollar Listing New York" on Wednesday, March 7.

[01/27/12 - 06:29 AM]
Gigapix Studios Answers the Call for the Military Channel With "Baker Boys: Inside the Surge" on Saturday, February 18
In a unique event, the series premieres on the Military Channel on Saturday, February 18 in a four-hour block from 4-8 PM ET.







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[04/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
"Idol" Fan Save on Twitter Adds New and Dramatic Real-Time Twist to Season!
Beginning this week, fans have the opportunity to save a finalist from elimination by a real-time vote using Twitter.

[04/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up Three New Unscripted Series: "Startup U," "Next Step Realty: NYC" and "Monica the Medium"
These unscripted series join recently greenlit series "Becoming Us" (formerly "My Transparent Life") and "Job or No Job," which will all premiere this summer.

[04/01/15 - 10:30 AM]
E! Continues to Boost Original Programming with Introduction of Three New Series and Return of Three Hit Franchises
"#RichKids of Beverly Hills" (Sunday, May 24), "Total Divas" (Summer 2015) and "Christina Milian Turned Up" (Fall 2015) are all due back.

[04/01/15 - 10:03 AM]
truTV Spring 2015 Highlights
Said offerings include the return of "Fake Off" (Wednesday, May 6), "Barmageddon" (Monday, June 1) and "How to Be a Grown Up" (Tuesday, June 2).

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chelsea Kane, Sweet Suspense, Kelsea Ballerini, and Stars of "black-ish" and "Teen Beach 2" to Present at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
A 30-minute pre-show originating from the red carpet and a 90-minute awards show telecast will be presented on multiple platforms around the world beginning Sunday, April 26 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
Plus: "Stalker" will rejoin the schedule on Monday, May 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/01/15 - 09:45 AM]
Creative Team Behind "The Bachelor" Franchise Introduces New Luxurious Line of Hot Tubs to Be Sold at Retailers Nationwide Beginning April 1
"Hot tubs represent a great way of life - a life filled with romance and passion," said Bachelor creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss.

[04/01/15 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's WWE "Monday Night Raw" Attracts Largest Audience in Nearly Three Years
USA spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[04/01/15 - 09:31 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced to Perform on "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets," Friday, May 15 on CBS
The special, taping April 17-18 at the two-day ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

[04/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win Against All-Original Competition on the Big 4, Despite Encores of "Voice" and "Chicago Fire"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS," "Dovekeepers" Top Viewers for CBS
The Eye however shares the adults 18-49 crown with NBC last night.

[04/01/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Forever" Is No. 1 at 10pm in Adults 18-49 with an 11% Rise Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:29 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates Earth Day with Slate of Original Animal Programming Throughout April
To help localize the Earth Day effort, Nat Geo WILD will invite people to post a selfie with the part of the Earth they most want to protect, using the hashtag #earthdayselfie.

[04/01/15 - 07:24 AM]
NBC Sports Group Fills Out 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket with Complete Coverage Beginning April 15
During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming.

[04/01/15 - 07:21 AM]
CNBC's "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business" Premieres Wednesday, May 13 at 10PM ET/PT
CNBC takes viewers behind-the-scenes of five very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene, chronicling their every struggle and occasional triumph.