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[02/22/12 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 22
Updates include: Emilie de Ravin joins ABC's "Americana"; Greg Grunberg cast in CBS comedy pilot; and Michael Raymond-James reports to NBC's "Midnight Sun."

[02/22/12 - 10:03 PM]
14 of the "American Idol" Top 24 Semifinalists Revealed
Tune in tomorrow night as the judges reveal the remaining 10 contestants who will round out the Top 24.

[02/22/12 - 05:37 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers" Top Viewers
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Bethenny Ever After," VH1's "Basketball Wives" and E!'s "True Hollywood Story: Lindsay Lohan."

[02/22/12 - 05:32 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Walking Dead" Overshadows the Competition
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Life's Too Short," Discovery's "Cruise Ship Disaster" and Nickelodeon's "Bubble Guppies."

[02/22/12 - 04:38 PM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Private Practice" Star Amy Brenneman Set to Take Place on Thursday, February 23
The actress will be up on Twitter at @TheAmyBrenneman, during the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[02/22/12 - 03:04 PM]
The Style Network Premieres of "Jerseylicious" and "Big Rich Texas" Deliver Most Watched Sunday Night in Network's 13-Year History Among Women 18-34
The Style Network spins the numbers for Sunday, February 19.

[02/22/12 - 01:53 PM]
Golf Channel Tees Up Fourth Season of "The Haney Project" With Special One-Hour Premiere
The new season rolls out Monday, February 27 at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Feherty" at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/22/12 - 01:50 PM]
USA Network Rewards "Psych's" Devoted Fans With a Supersized Leap Day Winter Premiere Wednesday, February 29 at 10/9c
The network will also offer its first-ever preview event with an abridged premiere episode exclusively available via VOD starting today.

[02/22/12 - 01:44 PM]
"E! Entertainment Special: The Hollywood Reporter Presents: Actors Unscripted" Premieres February 24 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT
George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are among those featured in the half-hour special.

[02/22/12 - 01:25 PM]
CBS Books Original "The Mentalist" for Friday, March 9 at 9:00/8:00c
Said installment is in addition to its regular Thursday, 10:00/9:00c airing that week.

[02/22/12 - 01:24 PM]
"Dr. Phil" Tops Talk Shows With Best Ratings Since Its September Premiere
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of February 6-12.

[02/22/12 - 12:26 PM]
TLC's "The Little Couple" Returns Tuesday, March 20th at 10PM ET/PT
"Bill & Jen have shared their personal challenges and successes, none more compelling than their path to parenthood," said Howard Lee.

[02/22/12 - 12:03 PM]
Centric Honors Legendary Rapper Heavy D in the First Original Documentary Since His Death
"Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D," a one-hour special, premieres Sunday, February 26 at 11:00/10:00c.

[02/22/12 - 11:37 AM]
Meryl Streep to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R) Oscar(R) Sunday, February 26 on ABC
Streep, who is nominated for her lead performance in "The Iron Lady," has been nominated a total of 17 times - the most for any performer in Oscar history.

[02/22/12 - 11:30 AM]
Disney XD Delivers its Most-Watched Week in Prime in 7 Months in Total Viewers, Kids 6-14 and Tweens 9-14
Disney XD spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 11:03 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces PaleyFest 2012 Partnership with Hulu
Hulu will stream the panels for "Community," "Once Upon a Time," "New Girl," "The Office," "Bones," "Castle," "The Vampire Diaries," "Revenge" and "Modern Family."

[02/22/12 - 10:36 AM]
"The Walking Dead's" Much Anticipated Global Return Sets New Ratings Records on FOX International Channels
FIC spins the international numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 10:35 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - "The Simpsons 500th Episode" and "American Idol" Power a Weekly Win
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 10:30 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TBS Continued as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 10:29 AM]
Bravo's New Special "The Kandi Factory" Seeks to Turn Music Hopefuls Into the Next Big Pop Star
The 90-minute special, featuring "The Real Housewives of Atlanta's" Kandi Burruss, premieres Sunday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/22/12 - 10:27 AM]
Disney Channel is TV's #1 Network in Total Day for Record-Setting 36 Consecutive Weeks in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 10:27 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Finishes Within a Tenth of a Point of #1 in 18-49 and Grabs the Top Spot in 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 10:12 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - 19 of CBS's 22 Hours of Prime Programming Finish in the Top 30 Among Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 10:00 AM]
"California Gurl" Katy Perry Gives a "Firework" Performance on "Raising Hope," Tuesday, March 6
She'll play Rikki, "a prison attendant who claims to be a friend from Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward) past."

[02/22/12 - 10:00 AM]
Turner Sports and CBS Sports Announce All-Star Line-up of Broadcast Teams for Coverage of 2012 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship
TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV will provide live, full national coverage of the tournament's 67 games.

[02/22/12 - 09:49 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - ABC Qualifies as the Only Net to Grow its Viewer Count Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 09:45 AM]
"10 Things You Don't Know" - New Series Premieres Monday, February 27 at 10pm ET on H2
Each episode gives viewers an inside glimpse into the unknown pasts of history-making people and events.

[02/22/12 - 09:41 AM]
Award-Winning Series "Oprah's Lifeclass" Returns March 26 With All-New Episodes
The first episode kicks off live at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Monday, March 26, then heads to Radio City Music Hall in New York on Monday, April 2.

[02/22/12 - 09:37 AM]
GSN Announces New Seasons of "Dancing with the Stars," "The Newlywed Game" and "Baggage"
Season 12 of the ABC staple makes its cable premiere on Saturday, March 10 at 6:00/5:00c.

[02/22/12 - 09:06 AM]
ABC is the Only Net Up on Tuesday Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 21.

[02/22/12 - 09:05 AM]
"NCIS" Tops Tuesday in Viewers and Demos; CBS Wins the Night
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 21.

[02/22/12 - 09:01 AM]
"The X Factor" Singing Sensation Rachel Crow Signed by Nickelodeon for Television Deal and Sony Music for Recording Deal With Columbia Records/Syco
As part of the pact, Nickelodeon is developing a comedy series for Crow, who will also recur on "Fred: The Show."

[02/22/12 - 09:01 AM]
Spike TV Honors the Legacy of the Foremost Martial Arts Pioneer and Cultural Icon with "I Am Bruce Lee"
The documentary, featuring interviews with Kobe Bryant, Manny Pacquiao, Mickey Rourke, Gina Carano, Taboo and Jon Jones, airs Wednesday, March 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/22/12 - 08:59 AM]
"The Hansen Files" Returns to "Dateline"
Chris Hansen's investigative series returns to the newsmagazine on Friday, March 2 plus air every Sunday in March.

[02/22/12 - 08:36 AM]
Interview: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Executive Producer Don McGill
The writer/producer chats about the additions of Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue, tonight's episode and more!

[02/22/12 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Edges Out FOX Among Adults 18-49
"NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" are down however from last week's numbers.

[02/22/12 - 07:32 AM]
TBS Extends "Conan" through April 2014
The show recently charted its third consecutive month of audience growth.

[02/22/12 - 07:10 AM]
Filming Is Underway on the New Season of BBC America's Highest Rated Series "Doctor Who"
New guest stars so far confirmed to star will include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams.

[02/22/12 - 07:05 AM]
A&E's Hit Real-Life Series "Storage Wars: Texas" Returns With Ten All-New Episodes Beginning Tuesday, March 6 at 9PM and 9:30PM ET/PT
The series premiered in December to a record-breaking 4.1 million total viewers, making it the most-watched original series launch in A&E history.

[02/22/12 - 07:01 AM]
Second Annual "Cartoon Network Hall of Game(TM) Awards" Blasts Past 2011 Show with Double-Digit Gains Across All Targeted Demos
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, February 20.

[02/22/12 - 04:01 AM]
MTV Presents "Demi Lovato: Stay Strong" - Intimate Portrait of a Very Public Recovery Tuesday, March 6th at 10PM ET/PT
The one-hour special "reveals an intimate portrait of a resilient young woman confronting her issues, heading back on the road to face her fears."

[02/21/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 21
Updates include: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis in talks for CBS pilot; Milo Ventimiglia joins "L.A. Noir" at TNT; and Titus Welliver to lead NBC's "Midnight Sun."

[02/21/12 - 05:01 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush," "Radio Rebel" Lead the Night
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Rudy Rush: From Harlem to Hollywood," Animal Planet's "I Shouldn't Be Alive" and HBO's "The Life & Times of Tim."

[02/21/12 - 03:40 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Reveille Partner with The Edwards Group to Launch "The Biggest Loser" Visa Card
"We are really pleased to offer such a convenient way for individuals to make purchases that enable them to live 'The Biggest Loser' lifestyle," said Kim Niemi.

[02/21/12 - 02:59 PM]
Nick Lachey, Pat Kiernan & Martin Short to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of March 5-9, 2012
Guests that week include Fran Drescher, Willem Dafoe, Ewan McGregor and Kathy Bates.

[02/21/12 - 02:50 PM]
Disney Channel Original Movie "Radio Rebel" Rocks With 4.3 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, February 17.

[02/21/12 - 02:48 PM]
Lifetime and Jennifer Love Hewitt to Share "The Client List" With Viewers on April 8
Cybill Shepherd, Loretta Devine and Colin Egglesfield also star in the series, a follow up to the 2010 film of the same name.

[02/21/12 - 02:28 PM]
Logo Amplifies Culture Shift With Expanded Programming
New projects include "The Baby Wait," "Wiseguys," "Design My Dog" and "Eden Wood's World" as well as a new season of "RuPaul's Drag U."

[02/21/12 - 12:48 PM]
Super Model Selita Ebanks and Pooch Hall From "The Game" Set to Host "Rip the Runway 2012"
The annual event will tape on February 29 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and premiere on Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/21/12 - 12:39 PM]
NBC Announces Premieres of New Comedies "Bent," "Best Friends Forever" and "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
Plus: "Community" also will return to the Thursday schedule starting March 15.







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[05/05/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends Demo Win Streak to Four Weeks
The Peacock's reality franchise is still the show to beat on Mondays among adults 18-49.

[05/04/15 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Picks Up a Double D'OHse of "The Simpsons," Renewing Series for 27th and 28th Seasons
"I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and 'McDreamy,' because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction," said Homer Simpson.

[05/04/15 - 01:39 PM]
The World Premiere of "Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness" Debuts May 9 at Midnight on Comedy Central
In Christopher Titus' sixth stand-up special, he sticks to simple subjects, like how to solve all of the world's problems, giving his own eulogy and his father's erectile dysfunction.

[05/04/15 - 12:46 PM]
American Heroes Channel Sets Its Sights on Season Two of Breakout Hit Docudrama "Gunslingers"
Currently in production on six all-new episodes, the series exposes real, often little-known adventures of the Old West's legendary characters and how their fearless pursuit of freedom and profit still resonates in America today.

[05/04/15 - 12:09 PM]
ACC's Notre Dame and Syracuse Earn Top Seeds in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship
The top two seeds in the championship - No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Syracuse, both from the Atlantic Coast Conference - take to the field for first-round action on ESPNU on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, respectively.

[05/04/15 - 12:03 PM]
Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Delivers 3.1 Million Viewers in World Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, May 2.

[05/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
History(R) Unveils Summer Programming Lineup and Premiere Dates
Highlights include four new nonfiction series and brand new episodes of hit series "American Pickers," "Counting Cars," "Mountain Men" and "Pawn Stars."

[05/04/15 - 11:01 AM]
"Red Nose Day Danceathon with Nick Cannon" Set to Stream Live in the 24 Hours Leading Up to NBC's May 21 Telecast of "Red Nose Day"
Streamed live from the NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Center in New York City, the day of dance will be filled with guest DJs and musicians, celebrity drop-ins, and a variety of dance acts and troupes.

[05/04/15 - 11:00 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Lev Grossman's New York Times Best-Selling Fantasy "The Magicians" to Series
The 12-episode season will begin shooting in Vancouver in July.

[05/04/15 - 10:51 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is The Week's Top Program in Viewer and Adult 18-49 Live Plus 7-Day Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[05/04/15 - 10:48 AM]
USA Network Rolls Out One of the Widest Pre-Linear Distribution Plans in Cable TV History for Pilot Episode of Award-Winning New Series "Mr. Robot"
Additionally, for the first time ever, the network will release a version of the pilot with Spanish language subtitles across On Demand platforms.

[05/04/15 - 10:36 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Has 4 of the Week's Top 10 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[05/04/15 - 10:13 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Daily Scripted Musical Comedy Series, "Make It Pop"
The series ranks as the most-watched long-form content on Nick.com and on the Nick App.

[05/04/15 - 10:00 AM]
Video: "Tyrant: The Devil Inside" - Official Season Two Trailer
Season two premieres Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00/9:00c on FX.

[05/04/15 - 09:32 AM]
The Stars Are Aligned and Scrubbing In for a Special Live Episode of "Undateable" Tuesday, May 5 at 9 P.M. on NBC
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Christa Miller, Kate Walsh, Victoria Justice and Dr. Drew Pinskey are among those slated to appear.