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[02/02/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 2
Updates include: Eric Kripke's "Revolution" a go at NBC; Jamie Bamber joins TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Dana Gould, John Leguizamo land projects at FX, ABC.

[02/02/12 - 04:07 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains," "The Challenge" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Beast Tracker," TLC's "My 600-lb Life" and Spike TV's "1000 Ways to Die."

[02/02/12 - 03:24 PM]
TV Icons Barry Williams and Danny Bonaduce to Star in New Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Bigfoot"
Howard Hesseman, Sherilyn Fenn, Andre Royo and Alice Cooper also star in the film, to be directed by fellow co-star Bruce Davison.

[02/02/12 - 02:46 PM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" Grows from Its Highly Rated Season Premiere, Attracting More Than 2.2 Million Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 1.

[02/02/12 - 02:39 PM]
First Songs From NBC's New Critically Acclaimed Musical Drama "Smash" Now Available on iTunes
The three tracks - "Beautiful," "Let Me Be Your Star" and "National Pastime" - will be featured in Monday's debut.

[02/02/12 - 01:31 PM]
Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp Investigates Cases of Possible Modern-day Lynchings in Investigation Discovery's "The Injustice Files: At the End of a Rope"
The two-hour special premieres Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[02/02/12 - 12:20 PM]
On the Heels of Its Most Successful year on Record ABC Family Announces the First Portion of Its New Original Programming Slate
The network has given the greenlight to the new comedy "Baby Daddy" and renewed "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" for a fifth season.

[02/02/12 - 12:06 PM]
Acclaimed Actors Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan Cast as Leads in "Masters of Sex"
John Madden is directing the pilot from a script by Michelle Ashford.

[02/02/12 - 12:04 PM]
Halle Berry to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 26 on ABC
Berry won an Oscar in 2001 for her lead performance in "Monster's Ball."

[02/02/12 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Announces February Sweeps Programming, Including the Series Premiere of "The River"
ABC details its February sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[02/02/12 - 11:57 AM]
E! News Special: A-List Listings Premieres on February 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on E!
The homes of Britney Spears, Dennis Quaid, Tori Spelling and Lisa Vanderpump are among those featured in the half-hour special.

[02/02/12 - 11:36 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Earn #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 23-27
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 23-27.

[02/02/12 - 10:50 AM]
TV Land Picks Up Original Sitcom "The Exes" for Second Season
Season two will premiere in June along with new series "Have Faith."

[02/02/12 - 10:43 AM]
Exclusive: FOX to Give "Fringe" Three-Week Break in March
Following its February sweeps run, "Fringe" will return on March 23 with originals for the rest of the season.

[02/02/12 - 10:38 AM]
ABC's "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 23-27.

[02/02/12 - 10:01 AM]
Get Your Reservations Now! FOX Orders Up "Kitchen Nightmares" for a Fifth Season
"It's great to be back for a fifth season... who knew there were that many nightmares to be had?!" said Gordon Ramsay.

[02/02/12 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Mobbed" Surges Behind "Idol"
FOX easily crushes its mostly repeat competition last night.

[02/02/12 - 08:20 AM]
"Jefferson's Secret Bible" Premieres Presidents Day, Monday, February 20 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Discovered by a Smithsonian Institution employee in 1895, the artifact survived as a well-guarded family heirloom.

[02/02/12 - 07:48 AM]
Bravo Picks Up "Top Chef" for Season 10 and Kicks Off Nationwide Casting Calls
Open calls begin February 21 in New York, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

[02/02/12 - 07:37 AM]
TLC to Showcase Obsessors and Possessors on "My Crazy Obsession"
The eight-part series premieres Wednesday, March 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[02/02/12 - 07:31 AM]
It's the Return of MTV's Fan Favorite "Jersey Bowl" as the Network Treats Viewers to a "Jersey Shore" Season Five Marathon This Super Bowl Sunday
Look for encores of all episodes aired to date along with an exclusive and explosive first look at the remainder of the season.

[02/02/12 - 07:00 AM]
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to Perform on "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 12, Live on CBS
Plus: Jack Black, Fergie, ?uestlove and Ringo Starr have been tapped as the latest presenters.

[02/02/12 - 05:01 AM]
Starz Entertainment Licenses More Than 500 Movies from Lionsgate in MultiYear Library Agreement
"Conan The Barbarian," "Abduction," "Margin Call" and "Red State" are among the films set to make their pay channel premieres.

[02/01/12 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 1
Updates include: ABC adds two more comedy pilots; Jennifer Finnigan first to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Kevin Bacon to star in Kevin Williamson's FOX pilot.

[02/01/12 - 04:12 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Returns Strong for Comedy Central
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Sorority Girls," Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" and Comedy Central's "Key & Peele."

[02/01/12 - 04:07 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Leads the Pack Once Again
Plus: numbers for TLC's "The Next Great Baker," Discovery's "First Week In" and OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[02/01/12 - 02:16 PM]
Randy Jackson, Tony Potts & Josh Groban to Co-Host "Live! with Kelly" the Week of February 13-17, 2012
Guests that week include Nicolas Cage, Tracy Morgan, Ricky Martin, Nicki Minaj, Khloe Kardashian, George Eads, Katharine McPhee and Reese Witherspoon.

[02/01/12 - 02:05 PM]
CBS News Announces the Legends and Newsmakers for "Person to Person," A CBS News Broadcast Special on Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8:00 PM, ET/PT)
Actor George Clooney, billionaire Warren Buffett and rocker Jon Bon Jovi will share their most prized possessions and the unforgettable stories behind them.

[02/01/12 - 01:07 PM]
Disney Channel celebrates Black History Month With New "This Is Me" Interstitials Spotlighting What Black History Means to Kids
"We are proud to commemorate Black History Month with programming content that empowers kids to express themselves and share how they are already making a difference in the world," said Ron Pomerantz.

[02/01/12 - 12:56 PM]
Tom Cruise to Present at 84th Academy Awards on Oscar(R) Sunday, February 26
Cruise was nominated for his lead performances in "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Jerry Maguire."

[02/01/12 - 12:55 PM]
Documentary on "Goose" Tatum and New Vignettes Highlight ESPN's Black History Month Programming
"Goose," a one-hour documentary about the legendary Harlem Globetrotter, premieres Sunday, February 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/01/12 - 11:49 AM]
Ridley Scott's "Prophets of Science Fiction" Returns This February on Science
Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein and George Lucas are on tap beginning Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/01/12 - 11:00 AM]
"NYC 22," A New Character-Driven Police Drama, Premieres Sunday, April 15, 10:00 PM
The newcomer will take over for "CSI: Miami," which will have completed its run of original episodes for the season.

[02/01/12 - 10:55 AM]
Bravo Celebrates Love With Two Valentine's Day Specials Airing on February 14th
On tap are "The Ring Leader" (originally set for Monday, February 27) and "The Millionaire Matchmaker Valentine's Day WWHL Special."

[02/01/12 - 10:19 AM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up New Seasons of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication"
"These three shows are clearly resonating with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights," said David Nevins.

[02/01/12 - 10:01 AM]
MTV and Logo Jointly Announce the "It Gets Better" Special, Featuring Dan Savage of MTV's Upcoming Series "Savage U," Airing Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT on Both Networks
Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, Margaret Cho, Chaz Bono and Vinny Guadagnino are among those featured in the one-hour special.

[02/01/12 - 10:00 AM]
Interview: "One Tree Hill" Creator Mark Schwahn
The show's mastermind chats about what's in store for its swan song.

[02/01/12 - 09:32 AM]
Lifetime's Hit Drama "Army Wives" and Award-Winning "Coming Home" to Return March 4, 2012
Clint Black, Elmo and The Oakland Raiders are among those featured in the latter's new season.

[02/01/12 - 09:32 AM]
NBA TV Continues to Set Record Ratings During the 2011-12 Regular Season
NBA TV spins the numbers for the season to date.

[02/01/12 - 09:22 AM]
College Comedians to Hit the Stage in February for the Fifth Annual Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition, Presented by TBS and Sponsored by Wendy's
The top comedians will then have the opportunity to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago this June.

[02/01/12 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV Announces Season Two of "Flip Men"
12 new episodes are on tap for the show's second season.

[02/01/12 - 09:03 AM]
MTV2 and the Lingerie Football League Deliver the Ultimate Tailgate on Sunday, February 5th
Look for a special edition of the "Sucker Free Countdown" at 11am ET/PT followed by the Lingerie Bowl IX Live at 4pm ET/1pm PT.

[02/01/12 - 08:48 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rallies Behind "Glee"
The series posts its largest audience since its third season premiere.

[02/01/12 - 08:44 AM]
Discovery Wants to Find "The World's Toughest Trucker" - High Octane New Competition Series Premiering Monday, February 13 at 10pm e/p
As previously reported, the newcomer will follow "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" on Monday nights.

[02/01/12 - 08:16 AM]
Food Network's January Is Highest-Rated, Most-Watched Month In Network History
Food Network spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/01/12 - 08:13 AM]
Logo's Season Debut of "RuPaul's Drag Race" on Monday Night Scores as the Highest-Rated Premiere in Network History
Logo spins the numbers for Monday, January 30.

[02/01/12 - 07:59 AM]
Susan Sarandon Brings Joy to "The Big C" on Showtime(R)
She'll play Joy, "a cancer survivor who uses her unique experience to inspire and motivate others."

[02/01/12 - 07:06 AM]
Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Swamp Volcano" Melts 2.2 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Saturday, January 28.

[02/01/12 - 07:01 AM]
Grammy(R) Award Nominee Katy Perry to Perform on "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 12, Live on CBS
Plus: Dierks Bentley, Drake, Miranda Lambert and Gwyneth Paltrow have been tapped as presenters.

[02/01/12 - 07:01 AM]
Daniel Tosh and Comedy Central(R) Announce Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve Kicking Off Thursday, April 5 in Austin, TX at the Bass Concert Hall with Tickets Going on Sale to the Public This Friday, February 3
Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve will travel nationwide starting on Thursday, April 5 in Austin, TX at the Bass Concert Hall.







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[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
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