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[03/22/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Hugh Dancy to play Will Graham in NBC's "Hannibal"; Alyssa Milano joins ABC's "Mistresses"; and Jennifer Beals, Paula Marshall round out CBS's "The Widow Detective."

[03/22/12 - 09:52 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 22
Plus: Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery to perform on next results show Thursday, March 29.

[03/22/12 - 09:00 PM]
CBS & Turner Announce Regional Final Tip-Times on Saturday, March 24
Tip times for Sunday's Regional Final games will be announced after the conclusion of Friday's games.

[03/22/12 - 04:10 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Continues Demo Reign
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Couples Therapy," Spike TV's "American Digger" and A&E's "Duck Dynasty."

[03/22/12 - 03:01 PM]
Frances Fisher, William Atherton, Taryn Manning, Christina Pickles, Jay R. Ferguson and More, Set to Appear in Crackle's Original Anthology Series "The Unknown"
The project is comprised of "six 30-minute, standalone episodes that fuses drama, psychological thrills, suspense and horror."

[03/22/12 - 01:49 PM]
Designer David Bromstad Tapped to Host "The White Room Challenge"
As previously announced, the newcomer bows Tuesday, April 24 at 9:00/8:00c on HGTV.

[03/22/12 - 01:39 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "Motives & Murders" Revisits Complex Homicide Investigations
The eight-episode series premieres Friday, April 6 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/22/12 - 12:14 PM]
NBC Renews Critically Acclaimed Drama "Smash" for Second Season
The series has improved the time period average by 100 percent (7.7 million vs. 3.9 million).

[03/22/12 - 12:14 PM]
"The Ricky Gervais Show," the Animated Comedy Series Based on the Smash-Hit Podcast, Returns for Its Third Season April 20, Exclusively on HBO
Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington are back for 13 new episodes.

[03/22/12 - 11:49 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Heads to the Shore in Season Four Premiering April 22 at 10PM ET/PT
Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile are all due back.

[03/22/12 - 11:42 AM]
Lifetime to Make Waves With All-New Unscripted Series "Love for Sail"
The eight-episode series premieres Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/22/12 - 11:36 AM]
Ciaran Hinds to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA's "Political Animals"
He'll play Bud Hammond, the jovial ex-president of the United States and ex-husband of Elaine Barrish (Weaver).

[03/22/12 - 10:52 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Rankings for the Late-Night Week of March 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 12-16.

[03/22/12 - 10:25 AM]
The Spring Premiere of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Airs Monday, March 26 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family
The network will also air a special nine-hour marathon leading up to the premiere.

[03/22/12 - 10:19 AM]
Date Change for the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere of "Kiss at Pine Lake"
Barry Watson, Mia Kirshner and Bill Engvall star in the film, which is now set for Sunday, May 20.

[03/22/12 - 10:02 AM]
Date Change for the Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere "Lake Effects"
The Jane Seymour-led film, originally set for Saturday, May 19, will now premiere Sunday, May 6.

[03/22/12 - 10:01 AM]
Disney Junior Takes Next Big Step, Launches as a 24-Hour Channel on Friday, March 23
The network will be anchored by such originals as "Doc McStuffins," "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates."

[03/22/12 - 09:02 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Dates for the 2011-12 Season
Look for two-hour finales for "Survivor," "The Amazing Race," "Criminal Minds" and "NCIS: Los Angeles."

[03/22/12 - 08:58 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bent" Opens as NBC's Lowest Rated Comedy Premiere Ever
Said debut fell below the previous in-season record set by "The Paul Reiser Show."

[03/22/12 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's Mostly Repeat Wednesday Towers Over NBC's Original Schedule
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 21.

[03/22/12 - 08:01 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Surges to its Biggest Audience since November
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 12-16.

[03/22/12 - 07:07 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Season Seven Pacing to Be the Most Watched Season, Up Double Digits
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 20.

[03/22/12 - 07:03 AM]
Animal Planet Elevates Charlie Foley to Lead Newly Expanded Development Team at "Surprisingly Human" Entertainment Network
Plus: Kurt Tondorf and Andy Berg have joined the development team as Vice Presidents.

[03/22/12 - 07:00 AM]
Additional Talent, Presenters Announced for the "47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1 on CBS
Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are scheduled to perform with Beth Behrs and Nancy O'Dell added as presenters.

[03/22/12 - 06:00 AM]
MTV2 Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death LP" on Special "Sucker Free" - Sunday, March 25th at 11pm ET/PT
The special will feature host DJ Envy along with special co-host Lil Kim, and guests Lil Cease, Nas, Ice Cube, Fabolous, Red Man, Mac Miller, Styles, DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Chiddy Bang.

[03/22/12 - 03:01 AM]
Neon Trees and Rye Rye Added to Live Musical Performances on Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2012
Plus: Kat Graham, Busy Philipps, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Lamorne Morris, Aisha Tyler, Carmen Electra, Kyle Richards, RuPaul, Perez Hilton, Ross Mathews, Eden Wood, Heather McDonald and George Kotsiopoulos to present.

[03/21/12 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 21
Updates include: Syfy passes on "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome"; Meagan Good to topline NBC's "Notorious"; and Jack Coleman reports to The CW's "First Cut."

[03/21/12 - 03:57 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Tops Demos for Fourth Week in a Row
Plus: numbers for TLC's "The Little Couple," truTV's "The Wiener's Circle" and Oxygen's "Jersey Couture."

[03/21/12 - 03:34 PM]
MTV Adds Four New Series to Its Diverse Line-Up, With "The Heights," "Epic Fail," "Totally Clueless" and "MTV's This Is How I Made It"
Said quartet joins the previously announced "MTV's Hip-Hop POV" plus the special "Dev."

[03/21/12 - 12:54 PM]
"Rizzoli & Isles": Brian Goodman Is Now a Series Regular
He'll continue as Lt. Det. Sean Cavanaugh when the series returns for its third season.

[03/21/12 - 12:31 PM]
"Awake" Debut Puts It #3 Among Biggest % Gainers Going from Live + Same Day to Live + 7
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of February 27-March 4.

[03/21/12 - 11:59 AM]
Tanisha Thomas Sits Down with Special Guests in a "Bad Girls Club Special" Airing Monday, March 26 at 12AM ET/PT
The one-hour special, alongside a new episode at 10:00/9:00c, will bookend the premiere of "Brooklyn 11223."

[03/21/12 - 11:52 AM]
Adam Dolgins Named Senior Vice President of Alternative Original Programming for truTV
Dolgins joins truTV from his own production company, Fractured Hip Productions, where he was the executive producer of MTV's "Silent Library."

[03/21/12 - 11:21 AM]
Zeke and Luther Embark on the Ride of Their Lives to Hollywood in a Momentous Two-Part Episode of "Zeke and Luther," Premiering Monday, April 2 on Disney XD
Guest starring in the show's swan song are professional skateboarder Tony Hawk as himself and Debby Ryan as Courtney Mills.

[03/21/12 - 10:53 AM]
FOX Pulls "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" from Tuesday Lineup
Repeats of "Raising Hope" will fill its time period for the next two weeks until "Glee" returns as previously announced on April 10.

[03/21/12 - 10:41 AM]
"The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet" to Begin on Lifetime on April 26
Demi Moore is executive producing the hour-long series, which will air Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/21/12 - 10:34 AM]
Robin Williams to Receive the "Stand-Up Icon" Award at "The Comedy Awards"
Eddie Murphy was the inaugural recipient and he was presented with the honor by Tracy Morgan during last year's show.

[03/21/12 - 10:09 AM]
"NCIS" Is Tuesday's #1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 20.

[03/21/12 - 10:06 AM]
FOX Sports & MLB Network Join Forces For New, Expanded Pregame Show
Matt Vasgersian will host the half-hour program, which bows Saturday, April 7.

[03/21/12 - 09:37 AM]
GSN Signs Jeff Foxworthy to Host "The American Bible Challenge"
The network, which is currently developing the series, will shoot the pilot later this month.

[03/21/12 - 09:34 AM]
GSN Unveils Its New Programming and Development Slate During Network Upfront Event in New York City
Highlights include a sixth season of "The Newlywed Game" plus the new series "Beat the Chefs."

[03/21/12 - 08:50 AM]
ABC's "Cougar Town" Surges to its Top Audience since its Season Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 20.

[03/21/12 - 08:47 AM]
New "Sunday Night Baseball" Team to Call Four Games in Five Days to Open Season
Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, Terry Francona and Buster Olney will open the season with defending Champion Cardinals at the new-look Marlins on Wednesday, April 4.

[03/21/12 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Fashion Star" Rises In Second Week
Plus: "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" dip to season lows, as do ABC's "Last Man Standing" and FOX's comedies.

[03/21/12 - 07:46 AM]
Reality Star Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Joins the WE tv Family!
The network has ordered 14 episodes of the series, including a one-hour premiere and finale and 12 half-hour episodes.

[03/21/12 - 07:44 AM]
WE tv Greenlights New Docu-Soap "Cyndi" (WT), a Backstage Pass Into the Life of Music Icon Cyndi Lauper
Production begins next month in New York on 12 half-hour episodes for a summer premiere.

[03/21/12 - 07:01 AM]
Off-Camera Winners Announced for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Bobby Braddock, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Roger Miller, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam are among the recipients.

[03/21/12 - 07:00 AM]
Syfy's New Adaptation of "Treasure Island" Premieres Saturday, May 5 from 7-11PM in Special One Night Movie Event
Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland star in the network's take on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

[03/21/12 - 06:01 AM]
Only on Netflix: Premier Horror Suspense Director Eli Roth Reanimates the Gothic Novel With "Hemlock Grove"
Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard are set to star in the project, based on the novel by Brian McGreevy.

[03/21/12 - 04:05 AM]
New Companion Unveiled for BBC America's "Doctor Who"
Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show.







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[04/19/18 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off NBC's "Voice" Special
A special Wednesday episode of the Peacock's franchise boosts the Peacock last night.

[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
The iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y.

[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
NBC Pulls "Taken" from Friday Lineup for Expanded "Dateline"
The Peacock will now finish the show's sophomore run on Saturday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning May 26.

[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires 2018 Sundance and SXSW Winner "Science Fair"
The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Next Chapter in the "Chain of Command" Franchise
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Innovative Docu-Series: "In Their Own Words" (WT) from Peabody- and Emmy Award-Winning Producer/Director Tom Jennings
Tentative topics for the first season of the series include the Deepwater Horizon disaster, narco drug wars and the 2008 global financial meltdown.

[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic's Critically Acclaimed Legacy Series "Explorer" to Return to the Network This Fall
The new season, currently in production, will premiere on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.

[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
A+E Networks Inks Overall Production and First-Look Development Deal with Award-Winning Journalist Elizabeth Vargas
The centerpiece of the agreement will make Vargas the face of the network's new nonfiction primetime journalistic banner A&E Investigates(TM).

[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison Begin Production in Fiji on Hallmark Channel's "A Summer to Remember" (wt)
Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
Under the agreement, Velocity and Motor Trend will also live broadcast the full FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) "Super Season", which begins with the Spa-Francorchamps event this May.

[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
Sundance Now Greenlights Second Season of Original Relationship Dramedy "This Close"
"This Close" will begin production on its eight-episode second season in summer 2018 in Los Angeles.

[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Reinvents "Yo! MTV Raps" Across Linear and Digital Platforms Kicking Off with 30th Anniversary Live Event at Barclays Center on June 1st
Tickets to the show go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10AM ET.

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.