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[02/23/12 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 23
Updates include: Scott Foley to play "The Goodwin Games" at FOX; Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez set as "Devious Maids" on ABC; and Aimee Teegarden to lead The CW's "Selection."

[02/23/12 - 09:03 PM]
"American Idol" Reveals More Semi-Finalists; and a Dramatic Twist
The male semi-finalists will compete Tuesday, February 28 followed by the female semi-finalists on Wednesday, February 29.

[02/23/12 - 03:43 PM]
FX Orders Season Four of Its Acclaimed Animated Comedy "Archer"
Plus: FX Productions has closed an overall production deal with executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.

[02/23/12 - 03:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Arizona GOP Presidential Debate Sparks CNN
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Ghost Hunters International," TLC's "My 600-lb Life" and Spike TV's "1000 Ways to Die."

[02/23/12 - 02:45 PM]
ABC Family's "March Madness" Kicks Off With the Television Premiere of Disney's "Alice in Wonderland"
The film, starring Johnny Depp, will air Saturday, March 3 at 8:30/7:30c and Sunday, March 4 at 7:30/6:30c.

[02/23/12 - 02:05 PM]
CBS to Try Comedy Repeats at 9:00/8:00c on Thursday, April 12
"The Big Bang Theory" and "2 Broke Girls" will lead into an encore of "Person of Interest," which slides to 10:00/9:00c that night.

[02/23/12 - 01:59 PM]
Production Begins on Original Movie "The Mistle-Tones" Set to Premiere in Christmas 2012
Tori Spelling, Tia Mowry, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Reginald VelJohnson and Tammy Townsend star in the ABC Family project.

[02/23/12 - 01:17 PM]
New Discovery Documentary Examines Safe Driving for All Ages
"Life Behind the Wheel" premieres next Saturday, March 3 on the cable channel.

[02/23/12 - 12:09 PM]
TLC Orders "Extreme Cheapskates" to Series
Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered to air later this summer.

[02/23/12 - 12:06 PM]
Live Twitter Chat With the Sharks from "Shark Tank" Set to Take Place on Friday, February 24
Lori Greiner (@LoriGreiner) and Kevin O'Leary (@kevinolearytv) will be up on Twitter prior to the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[02/23/12 - 11:51 AM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom 2 Finale Special" Holds Off "Tosh.0"
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Caught Red Handed," Oxygen's "Jersey Couture" and G4's "Campus PD."

[02/23/12 - 10:17 AM]
Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and Natalie Portman to Present at 84th Academy Awards(R) Oscar Sunday on ABC
Said quartet received the top acting nods at last year's event.

[02/23/12 - 10:09 AM]
TLC's Hit Series "Long Island Medium" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, March 25
The network has ordered 14 half-hour episodes for its sophomore run.

[02/23/12 - 10:01 AM]
"SNL" Returns in March With Two Back-to-Back Shows
Look for Lindsay Lohan and Jack White on March 3 followed by Jonah Hill and The Shins on March 10.

[02/23/12 - 09:31 AM]
The CW Network's Hit Series "America's Next Top Model" Holds Open Casting Calls for Cycle 19, "The College Edition," in Cities Across the U.S.
Said calls begin this Friday in Lubbock, Texas and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

[02/23/12 - 09:09 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Tops "Idol" by a Best-Ever 27% in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 22.

[02/23/12 - 08:50 AM]
CMT Renews Top-Rated Series "Bayou Billionaires" and "My Big Redneck Vacation"
Both series, which debuted in January to record-breaking numbers, are due back in June.

[02/23/12 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Dings Eight Series to Season Lows
Plus: "Survivor" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" both hit series lows last night.

[02/23/12 - 08:24 AM]
ESPN Ranks First in Perceived Value among Cable Networks for Twelfth Consecutive Year
Cable operators also named ESPN as the most important network in their cable system for the eighth straight year.

[02/23/12 - 08:23 AM]
ESPN to Present 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Current NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard will serve as coaches.

[02/23/12 - 08:05 AM]
CBS and the Kennedy Center Announce New Broadcast Agreement
The special has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut in 1978.

[02/23/12 - 07:51 AM]
HGTV Greenlights Additional Seasons of Three Series
"Kitchen Cousins," "The High Low Project" and "Selling LA" are all due back for 13 more episodes.

[02/23/12 - 07:16 AM]
PBS Announces Masterpiece Classic "Downton Abbey, Season 2" Finale Ratings End on a High Note
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 19.

[02/23/12 - 05:01 AM]
"Fashion Fanatics: Academy Awards" Premieres Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT on ReelzChannel
Dayna Devon hosts the special alongside style experts Michael O'Connor, Kym Douglas, Sam Saboura and Viviana Vigil.

[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.







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[04/13/21 - 04:25 PM]
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[04/13/21 - 01:35 PM]
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[04/13/21 - 11:08 AM]
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[04/13/21 - 11:08 AM]
HGTV Premieres Fresh Episodes of "My Lottery Dream Home" Starring David Bromstad and a New House-Hunting Series "Happily Wherever" on Friday, May 7
During the eight-episode house-hunting series, HGTV will tell the story of couples whose ability to work remotely has opened up a new world of living locations.

[04/13/21 - 11:01 AM]
NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Signs Overall Talent and Development Deal with Lauren Ash
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[04/13/21 - 10:17 AM]
It's Time for Some Good Vibes When Bravo's "Family Karma" Returns for Season Two on Wednesday, June 2, at 9PM ET/PT
Returning for Season 2 are Anisha Ramakrishna, Amrit Kapai, Bali Chainani, Brian Benni, Monica Vaswani, Shaan Patel, and Vishal Parvani.

[04/13/21 - 10:09 AM]
Dancer, Actress, Author and Producer Jenna Dewan Joins the Judges Panel for "Come Dance with Me," The New CBS Family Dance Competition Show
The series features exceptionally talented young dancers from across the country who invite one inspirational, and untrained, family member or other adult who has supported their dance dreams, to become their dance partner for a chance to strut their stuff for a grand prize.

[04/13/21 - 10:04 AM]
Video: "Shrill" Season 3 - Trailer and Key Art Debut
The series stars Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, E.R. Fightmaster and Patti Harrison.

[04/13/21 - 10:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Tops Viewers, Demos for NBC
ABC's "American Idol" shares the honors among adults 18-49.

[04/13/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Phylicia Rashad and more invite us into a conversation to explore Chadwick Boseman's extraordinary commitment to his craft.

[04/13/21 - 09:46 AM]
An All New 60-Day "Naked and Afraid XL" Challenge Premieres April 25 on Discovery
This season of "XL" presents hazards and hardships only the toughest survivalists in the world can endure but also opportunities to showcase their elite skills.

[04/13/21 - 09:00 AM]
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Hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, the event will air live on Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

[04/13/21 - 09:00 AM]
Apple TV+ Announces New Docuseries "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" from Grammy and Academy Award Winners Mark Ronson and Morgan Neville
The six-part docuseries - due on Friday, July 30 - will examine sound creation and the revolutionary technology that has shaped music as we know it.

[04/13/21 - 08:16 AM]
Video: "Army of the Dead" - Official Trailer - Netflix
After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.

[04/13/21 - 08:00 AM]
Apple Original Films Announces Definitive Louis Armstrong Documentary "Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong"
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