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[04/04/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 4
Updates include: Martha MacIsaac to replace Brittany Snow on NBC's "1600 Penn"; Ryan Hansen boards second pilot at CBS; and Jeffrey Nordling is bound for ABC's "Malibu Country."

[04/04/12 - 06:16 PM]
DirecTV and Tribune Reach Agreement For Retransmission of Tribune's Local Channels and WGN America
Tribune restored all of their local signals and WGN America to DirecTV customers at approximately 9 p.m. ET.

[04/04/12 - 06:05 PM]
Tribune Broadcasting Reaches Agreement With DirecTV
The agreement will enable DirecTV subscribers to avoid any further disruption in service of Tribune's 23 local television stations as well as WGN America.

[04/04/12 - 04:22 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Wraps Spring Run on Top
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Dance Moms: Miami," Discovery's "Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 7" and History's "Top Gear."

[04/04/12 - 03:47 PM]
The Award-Winning Documentary, "Autism: The Musical," to Air on "Super Soul Sunday" in Honor of Autism Awareness Month Airs April 15 at 11 AM ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The film won two primetime Emmys in addition to six international film festival honors.

[04/04/12 - 03:24 PM]
Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" Honored With Second Prestigious Peabody Award
"What an honor! I am truly speechless. Luckily, thanks to Citizens United, my money can speak for me," said Stephen Colbert.

[04/04/12 - 02:02 PM]
D.L. Hughley, Mike Greenberg & Seth Meyers to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" the Week of April 16-20, 2012
Guests that week include Ice-T, Paul Wesley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Olivia Wilde, Kevin Hart, Zac Efron, Ana Gasteyer, Candice Bergen and Eva La Rue.

[04/04/12 - 01:26 PM]
CBS Sports Announces 2012 NFL Preseason Games
Look for Bears/Giants on Friday, August 24 followed by Texas/Saints on Saturday, August 25.

[04/04/12 - 01:23 PM]
"Sunday Night Football" Preseason Schedule Includes Colts at Steelers and Panthers at Jets
Said coverage is set for Sunday, August 19 and Sunday, August 26, respectively.

[04/04/12 - 01:04 PM]
Saturdays on CMT Heat Up With the Premieres of "Texas Women" and "Southern Nights" on April 7
The series will air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/04/12 - 01:02 PM]
Syfy Kicks Into High Gear When "Dream Machines" Premieres Tuesday, April 10 at 10PM With Guest Star 50 Cent Following "WWE(R) SuperSmackdown Live" at 8PM
Plus: WWE Superstar John Cena will also guest star in an upcoming episode of "Dream Machines."

[04/04/12 - 12:56 PM]
Style's "Giuliana & Bill" Delivers Its Most Watched Season Premiere Ever
The Style Network spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 3.

[04/04/12 - 12:34 PM]
2012 "Monday Night Football" Preseason Schedule
The four-game slate begins with the Green Bay Packers at the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, August 9.

[04/04/12 - 12:20 PM]
CBS Announces "CBS Shoot & Share Week," April 9-15
Billy Gardell, Michael Weatherly, Joe Mantegna, Kunal Nayyar, Lionel Richie and Josh Charles are among the participants.

[04/04/12 - 12:16 PM]
NFL on FOX Preseason Action Kicks Off Aug. 16 in Prime Time
Bengals/Falcons on Thursday, August 16 marks the first of three scheduled games.

[04/04/12 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen to Air Special Social Media Edition Episode of "Bad Girls Club Las Vegas" on Monday, April 9 at 9PM ET/PT
Said special will lead into an encore of "Double Trouble: The Twins Speak" at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/04/12 - 12:00 PM]
Stars of "That '70s Show" and "In Living Color" Reunite on "FOX's 25th Anniversary Special" Sunday, April 22, on FOX
Plus: Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Steven Tyler, Kiefer Sutherland and Seth MacFarlane are set to appear.

[04/04/12 - 11:16 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights Additional Episodes of Two New Original Series Premiering in April: "Hotel Impossible" and "Baggage Battles"
The newcomers roll out Monday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 11, respectively, at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/04/12 - 11:05 AM]
Video: "Rizzoli & Isles": Back in Production Video
Here's a quick look at Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander back on the set.

[04/04/12 - 11:05 AM]
"My Kid Would Never Do That" Franchise Returns to "Dateline"
The feature, reported by Natalie Morales, returns for a four-week run beginning Sunday, April 15 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/04/12 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Dates for "True Blood" and "The Newsroom"
Alan Ball's vampire drama returns Sunday, June 10 while the Aaron Sorkin-penned newcomer bows Sunday, June 24.

[04/04/12 - 10:30 AM]
CMT Nabs First Animated Project, Greenlights Comedy Reality Series at Upfront
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Lisa Lampanelli together serve as the voices for "Bounty Hunters."

[04/04/12 - 10:23 AM]
Bravo Media Increases Original Programming by 27 Percent, Greenlights 11 New and Eight Returning Unscripted Series; and Plans First Scripted Premiere for 2013
Returning series include "Flipping Out," "Tabatha Takes Over," "Million Dollar Decorators," "Top Chef Masters," "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," "Chef Roblé & Co.," "Pregnant in Heels" and "Inside the Actors Studio."

[04/04/12 - 10:23 AM]
Comedy Central: May 2012 Programming Highlights
Look for the new stand-up series "The Half Hour" plus the return of "Tosh.0" and "Workaholics."

[04/04/12 - 10:09 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Family Comedy Pilot "Bits & Pieces"
The series "will showcase the bits and pieces of a family's funniest moments using quick, dynamic storylines that unfold through a series of short comedic vignettes."

[04/04/12 - 10:05 AM]
Oxygen's Season Two of "The Glee Project" to Send Another Star to the Hit Series "Glee"
Season two will air on Oxygen this summer with additional themes, all new music and more episodes.

[04/04/12 - 09:50 AM]
"Metalocalypse" Wreaks Havoc in New Season on Adult Swim
Season four of the animated series premieres Sunday, April 29 at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT).

[04/04/12 - 09:47 AM]
Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" Season 4 Premiere Scores as #1 Telecast of the Day on All Television Among Kids
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 2.

[04/04/12 - 09:20 AM]
VH1's Emmy Award-Winning "VH1 Rock Docs" Franchise Recognizes the 20th Anniversary of the L.A. Riots With "Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots" Premiering Tuesday, May 1 at 9PM
The film is executive produced and narrated by hip hop legend Snoop Dogg and directed by Mark Ford.

[04/04/12 - 08:49 AM]
ABC is #1 on Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49/"Dancing" Tops "The Voice" by 7.0 Million
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 3.

[04/04/12 - 08:49 AM]
"Homeland" on Showtime(R) Honored With a George Foster Peabody Award
The pay channel's documentary "Rebirth" was also feted by the awards.

[04/04/12 - 08:42 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split Demo Crown
In the battle of results shows, "The Voice" tops adults 18-49 while "Dancing With the Stars" is the most-watched.

[04/04/12 - 08:21 AM]
National Geographic Channels Announces Academy Award-Nominated Actor Josh Brolin to Narrate "Untamed Americas"
The four-hour project "reveals the grit and glory in the wilds of North America, Central America and South America."

[04/04/12 - 08:07 AM]
U.S. Olympic Committee and NBC Sports Group Announce Schedule for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Coverage
A record 67 1/2 hours of event coverage - 43 on NBC Sports Network and 24 1/2 on NBC - will feature 10 sports.

[04/04/12 - 08:01 AM]
"The Colbert Report" Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama for a Second Guest Appearance on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Mrs. Obama will mark the one-year anniversary of her Joining Forces initiative to recognize, honor and support veterans and military families.

[04/04/12 - 07:35 AM]
Planet Green Becomes "Destination America," the First and Only Network to Celebrate the Stories of America's Past, Present, and Future
The Discovery sibling will make the moniker switch on Monday, May 28.

[04/04/12 - 07:29 AM]
71st Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
"Homeland," "Game of Thrones," "Treme," "Parks & Recreation" and "Portlandia" are among the honored TV series.

[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.







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[03/29/15 - 09:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
"48 Hours" was the night's most-watched program among the broadcast networks.

[03/29/15 - 09:35 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Dwayne Johnson, Is the #1 Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Metered-Market Households and Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, March 28.

[03/28/15 - 07:56 PM]
Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Winners
Kids from around the world cast more than 500 million votes, a record-breaking tally.

[03/28/15 - 08:53 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Continues Its Reign for CBS
The Eye once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/28/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Grimm" Is Currently Reporting Its Top Total-Viewer Result Since January 23
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, March 27.

[03/27/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 27
Updates include: Ernie Hudson bound for "Delores & Jermaine" at ABC; Corbin Bernsen cast in HBO's "Living on Video"; and AMC gives the moniker "Fear the Walking Dead" to the franchise's upcoming spin-off.

[03/27/15 - 01:33 PM]
Video: "The Casual Vacancy" - Trailer (HBO)
Based on the novel by acclaimed author J.K. Rowling, the mini-series premieres Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30.

[03/27/15 - 01:13 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with 2.2 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/27/15 - 12:31 PM]
Masi Oka to Return as Hiro Nakamura on NBC's "Heroes Reborn"
"I'm excited to return to my 'Heroes' roots," said Oka. "Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I'm hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV."

[03/27/15 - 11:38 AM]
The "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber" Premieres on Monday, March 30 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central and Online Via CC.com and the Comedy Central App
The global multiplatform comedy event kicks off with "The Roast of Justin Bieber Pre-Show," airing 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and simultaneously through the app and cc.com.

[03/27/15 - 11:13 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Chronicle the Most Anticipated Event of the Year with "Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao"
The first installment kicks off Saturday, April 18 on the cable channel.

[03/27/15 - 11:11 AM]
E!'s "The Royals" Shows Significant Audience Growth in Its Second Week
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/27/15 - 10:37 AM]
Syfy's "Dominion" Adds New Recurring Characters for Season 2
Joining the series' stellar cast are recurring guest stars Nic Bishop, Simon Merrells, Christina Chong, Olivia Mace and Luke Tyler.

[03/27/15 - 10:27 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look Live Action Teaser of Original Series "Blunt Talk"
The series will premiere on Starz in the summer of 2015.

[03/27/15 - 10:16 AM]
NBC Goes on 8 "First Dates" as Network Orders Popular U.K. Format to Series
The observational documentary series, from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Shed Media, takes a peek at what happens when a couple meets for the first time and love may be in the air.