[tuesday, april 03, 2012]    
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[04/03/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 3
Updates include: Christopher Mintz-Plasse latest to "Friend Me" at CBS; Landon Liboiron joins Netflix's "Hemlock Grove"; and Emmanuelle Chriqui to recur on CBS's "The Mentalist."

[04/03/12 - 05:23 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Tops Charts for Fourth Straight Week
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Demi Lovato: Give Your Heart a Break," Disney XD's "Zeke & Luther" and TLC's "Undercover Boss: Abroad."

[04/03/12 - 04:15 PM]
Discovery to Extend "Frozen Planet" to Earth Day, Sunday, April 22
The seven-part series was previously slated to wrap with a two-hour finale on Sunday, April 15.

[04/03/12 - 02:56 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: HBO's "Game of Thrones" Returns With Series High
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Joy Koy: Lights Out," Oxygen's "Snapped" and OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[04/03/12 - 02:16 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday Primetime Line-Up Posts Ratings Highs
OWN spins the numbers for Saturday, March 31.

[04/03/12 - 01:40 PM]
The Style Network to Premiere New Salon Docu-Series "Chicagolicious" Sunday, June 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series comes from the producers of the network's "Jerseylicious."

[04/03/12 - 12:47 PM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - "American Idol" Sees Ratings Gains as Week's #1 TV Show
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/12 - 12:45 PM]
"House" Fans, Here's Your Chance to Take Part in the Final Chapter of the Series!
Fans can submit original content which could be chosen to be included in the one-hour retrospective special, airing Monday, May 21.

[04/03/12 - 12:26 PM]
Military Channel Soars to Heights of Greatness With Third Season of "Great Planes"
Terry Deitz steps in a host of the new 10-episode season, due Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/03/12 - 11:51 AM]
Bravo Media Acquires TV Rights to Air Feature Documentary "The Queen of Versailles" in 2013
"The Queen of Versailles" filmed over three years, intimately captures the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream as an abundantly wealthy family's fortunes turn.

[04/03/12 - 11:44 AM]
Fourth Season Premiere of "River Monsters" Is Most-Watched Season Debut in Animal Planet History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[04/03/12 - 11:38 AM]
NCAA Championship Game on CBS Delivers 5% Increase from 2011
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 2.

[04/03/12 - 11:34 AM]
National Geographic Premieres New Forensics Series "The Great American Manhunt"
The new eight-part series premieres Thursday, April 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/03/12 - 11:32 AM]
Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Tops the Week in Basic Cable, Reaches More Than 11 Million Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/12 - 11:05 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Paces Network's Primetime Week of March 26-April 1
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/12 - 10:40 AM]
Video: "Falling Skies": First Minutes of New Season Revealed
TNT's hit drama returns for its second season on Sunday, June 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/03/12 - 10:37 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TBS Plunged Into Q2 With Another Big Win as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/12 - 10:36 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Claims 4 of the Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/12 - 10:17 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - Country Music, College Hoops, Tiny Spock and "NCIS" Lead Network to a Slam Dunk Weekly Win in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/12 - 10:11 AM]
President Barack Obama to Deliver Special Introduction for USA Network Airing of "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Saturday, April 7 at 8PM ET/PT
The airing on USA marks the first national broadcast of the digitally remastered and fully restored classic.

[04/03/12 - 10:01 AM]
Spike TV Teams Up With Bertram van Munster, Co-Creator of "The Amazing Race," for a New Bellator Fighting Championships Reality Show
The one-hour original series will premiere in 2013 and will showcase the fighters from the emerging mixed martial arts league.

[04/03/12 - 09:53 AM]
ABC Family is Cable's #1 Network in Prime in Females 12-34 for the 2nd Consecutive Week
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/12 - 09:51 AM]
Bravo Media Gets "Social" With the Real Housewives on Saturday Nights Starting April 7
Look for "social editions" of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" starting at 7:00/6:00c on said night.

[04/03/12 - 09:28 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Spring 2012 Lineup of Public Programs
Upcoming panels include "Missing," "In Plain Sight," "Person of Interest" and "Suits."

[04/03/12 - 09:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Kentucky, CBS Top Demos; ABC Leads Viewers
Plus: the return of "Bones" and "House" tick upwards for FOX.

[04/03/12 - 09:06 AM]
ABC is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 2.

[04/03/12 - 09:06 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Grey's Anatomy" Creator Shonda Rhimes
Part six of six from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/03/12 - 09:05 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Scandal" Co-Star Kerry Washington
Part five of six from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/03/12 - 09:04 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Grey's Anatomy" Co-Star Ellen Pompeo
Part four of six from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/03/12 - 09:03 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Scandal" Co-Star Katie Lowes
Part three of six from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/03/12 - 09:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Grey's Anatomy" Co-Star Sandra Oh
Part two of six from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/03/12 - 09:01 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Scandal" Co-Star Tony Goldwyn
Part one of six from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/03/12 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Announces New Contract Extensions With Late Night Stars David Letterman and Craig Ferguson Through 2014
During the course of this agreement, Letterman, who premiered in late night in 1982, would become the longest-running late night talk show host in television history.

[04/03/12 - 08:22 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Best-Debuting Series Ever, "Hillbilly Handfishin'", for New and Even Stronger Second Season and Announces "Fish America" (WT)
Additionally, the network has ordered the summer companion mini-series "Hillbilly Handfishin': World Series."

[04/03/12 - 07:59 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Premieres "Space Shuttle: The Final Countdown" on April 22
The two-hour special coincides with Space Shuttle Discovery's April 19 arrival at National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

[04/03/12 - 07:23 AM]
Nicktoons to Debut "Wild Grinders," "Planet Sheen" on Friday, April 27
"Grinders," from the mind of professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, follows the animated antics of Lil Rob and his skate crew.

[04/03/12 - 07:12 AM]
"TV Land Awards" 10th Anniversary to Honor "In Living Color" With the Groundbreaking Award
Alums Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Kelly Coffield Park, Kim Wayans and T'Keyah Crystal Keymah will attend the event.

[04/03/12 - 07:00 AM]
More Secrets Are About to Surface as Syfy's Hit Series "Haven" Goes Into Production on Its Third Season Beginning April 18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
13 new episodes are on tap for season three, due later this year.

[04/03/12 - 06:51 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces New Distribution Deal with Comcast Cable
"OWN was the 29th network in prime for women in March and had double digit rating increases across demos in all day parts. We are seeing real momentum," said the network's Erik Logan.

[04/03/12 - 06:00 AM]
Neil Patrick Harris Returns to Host "The 66th Annual Tony(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from the Beacon Theater in New York, Sunday, June 10 on CBS
This will be the third time that Harris has hosted the awards, previously serving as host in 2009 and in 2011.

[04/02/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 2
Updates include: Nicholas Braun to lead "Friend Me" at CBS; Horatio Sanz joins Mary McCormack on ABC comedy pilot; and BET eyes a "Reed Between the Lines" spin-off.

[04/02/12 - 04:30 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Books Two-Hour "Touch" Season Finale for May 31; More Summer Details
Repeats of "House" and "Bones" are bound for Friday nights beginning June 1 and more!

[04/02/12 - 04:06 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Fairly Legal" Tops Viewers, "Smackdown" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "North Woods Law," Discovery's "Bering Sea Gold: After the Dredge" and Syfy's "Merlin."

[04/02/12 - 02:28 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Sets "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" Return for Sunday, June 3
Look for back-to-back originals beginning at 7:00/6:00c on said night and continuing through June 17.

[04/02/12 - 01:23 PM]
New Series Premiere of "Wicked Tuna" Gets National Geographic Channel Some Wicked Good Ratings Sunday Night
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[04/02/12 - 12:49 PM]
DirecTV Files Complaint with FCC Questioning Control of Tribune Broadcasting Company During Bankruptcy
The satcaster is "seeking an immediate intervention and expedited ruling against Tribune for failing to negotiate in good faith."

[04/02/12 - 12:41 PM]
MTV's Spring Break 2012 to Take Over All Platforms With a Week of Electrifying Performances and Programming
The Wanted, Young Jeezy, B.o.B., Dev, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, araabMUZIK, and Carly Rae Jepsen are among the featured performers.

[04/02/12 - 12:40 PM]
"Costas Tonight: Live from 30 Rock" Premieres Wednesday, 10 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Network
The two-hour special will include an in-depth one-on-one interview with NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert.

[04/02/12 - 12:02 PM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Veep," Created by Armando Iannucci and Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Debuts April 22
Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons and Sufe Bradshaw also star.

[04/02/12 - 11:18 AM]
Marc Anthony, Darius Rucker and Big & Rich to Complete the All-Star Lineup of Artists Scheduled to Perform on "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends - In Concert"
The event tapes tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to be broadcast on Friday, April 13 on CBS.

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[12/01/15 - 05:40 PM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter" Season Premiere Moves to January 19
Due to the scheduling of the State of the Union Address on January 12, "Marvel's Agent Carter" will return for a second season of adventure and intrigue on a new date.

[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings.

[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories.

[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
In just 4 days, Bill Murray and his celebrity friends will bring joy and laughter to people all around the world with the Netflix original holiday special.

[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
"Bolshoi Babylon," An Unprecedented Inside Look at the Famed Russian Ballet Company in the Wake of Scandal, Debuts Dec. 21 on HBO
The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato to Perform in Times Square During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."