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[02/26/12 - 09:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Cops" Wraps Winter Run on Top
FOX's mainstay, which took home the demo crown, will be back this summer.

[02/25/12 - 09:46 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Undercover Boss" Pulls CBS Back in Front
The series dips nearly 21% from last week among adults 18-49 but remains the night's top program.

[02/25/12 - 09:04 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Equals its Best-Ever Adult 18-49 Number
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[02/24/12 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: CBS greenlights Martin Lawrence comedy pilot; Bill Pullman to play the President in NBC's "1600 Penn"; and ABC fills out the cast of "The Gilded Lilys."

[02/24/12 - 03:37 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Inches Past Linsanity on TNT
Knicks/Heat matchup on TNT falls just 140,000 viewers short of MTV's juggernaut.

[02/24/12 - 02:30 PM]
AMC Announces David Morrissey in "The Walking Dead"
He'll play The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors.

[02/24/12 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery's All New Series "Unchained Reaction" Premieres Sunday, March 18th @ 10pm
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage serve as judges on the six-part series.

[02/24/12 - 12:28 PM]
E! Presents Unparalleled Coverage of the 2012 Academy Awards(R) With Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic
Plus: look for "Fashion Police: The 2012 Academy Awards" on Monday, February 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/24/12 - 12:03 PM]
The Style Network's Hit Reality Series "Giuliana & Bill" Is Moving to Tuesday, April 3 at 8PM ET/PT for Fifth Season Premiere
The series was previously slated to return on Monday, April 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/24/12 - 11:47 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Feb. 13-17
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 13-17.

[02/24/12 - 11:46 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Bryan Cranston
Part eight of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:45 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Betsy Brandt
Part seven of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:44 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Giancarlo Esposito
Part six of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:43 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Creator Vince Gilligan
Part five of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:42 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Anna Gunn
Part four of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:41 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star RJ Mitte
Part three of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:40 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Dean Norris
Part two of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:39 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Breaking Bad" Co-Star Aaron Paul
Part one of eight from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[02/24/12 - 11:11 AM]
WE tv Greenlights Original Series, "Hair Divas: Hollywood," Following Celebrity Hair Stylist Kim Kimble
The eight-episode series, showcasing the work and life of celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, premieres Thursday, June 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/24/12 - 10:53 AM]
ABC is Up Year to Year and Week to Week in Late-Night, as NBC and CBS Decline
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 13-17.

[02/24/12 - 10:19 AM]
Alternates, Inmates and Animation Infiltrate Anaheim as Warner Bros. Wows WonderCon
"Alcatraz," "Fringe," "The Secret Circle" and "Person of Interest" are among the featured TV panels.

[02/24/12 - 09:15 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops Thursday in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 23.

[02/24/12 - 09:14 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces PaleyFest 2012 Partnership with Livestream
Livestream will provide live streaming of all PaleyFest 2012 panels as they unfold from the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

[02/24/12 - 08:46 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos With "Idol"
FOX had yet to share the adults 18-49 crown since the return of its juggernaut.

[02/24/12 - 08:44 AM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Ranks as Thursday's #1 Drama in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 23.

[02/24/12 - 08:00 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Delivers its Most-Watched Week in 12 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 13-17.

[02/24/12 - 06:57 AM]
NBA on TNT Nets Overnight Ratings Success
TNT spins the numbers for Thursday, February 23.

[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.







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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
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[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
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[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
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[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.