[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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[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."