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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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[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.

[07/28/15 - 01:43 PM]
Animal Planet Promotes Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner
Both have played crucial roles in establishing Animal Planet as a top-20 ad-supported network for men and the entertainment destination for viewers seeking a deeper connection to the wild world.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO NOW Available Today to Verizon Broadband Customers
HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.

[07/28/15 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Agreement with Westminster Kennel Club to Bring Annual Dog Show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD
Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night's Best In Show announcement.

[07/28/15 - 10:55 AM]
The Lines Are Drawn in Netflix's New "Narcos" Character Posters
All 10 episodes of "Narcos" will premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[07/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
"Income Property" Starring Scott McGillivray Premieres on DIY Network in August
"American Rehab: Charleston" and "Attic Gold" are also on tap beginning next month.

[07/28/15 - 10:33 AM]
TV Land Picks Up "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash for Fifth and Final Season
The sitcom is the network's highest-rated original series among African Americans 25-54 and African American Women 25-54.

[07/28/15 - 10:10 AM]
VH1's New Original Series "She's Got Game" Featuring Grammy Nominated Rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Premieres Monday August 10th at 9 PM ET/PT
The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 09:42 AM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide to Feature Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Season Nine and Exclusive Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
The event will feature "The Doctor's Meditation" - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton, in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

[07/28/15 - 09:29 AM]
The First Day of the Rest of Their Entrepreneurial Lives Begins Now on the Series Premiere of "Startup U," Airing Tuesday, August 11th, at 10:01PM ET/PT
It's a whole new game when ten savvy, creative and ambitious young adults get down to business and experience seven weeks of hard truths, tough lessons and plenty of drama on the series.

[07/28/15 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Family's Procedural Series "Stitchers" Brings on Damon Dayoub as Series Regular
He'll play Detective Quincy Fisher, an LAPD detective who is brought into the Stitchers program to assist with back-up and support for the team.