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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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[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.

[05/05/16 - 12:25 PM]
TV One Honors Memorable Moms with "Love My Momma Month of May"
Highlights include the premiere of its latest original movie, "Chasing Waterfalls."

[05/05/16 - 12:00 PM]
Adam Bernstein to Direct Premiere of Spike's New Scripted Series "The Mist"
From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, "The Mist" goes into production this summer and airs in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 11:58 AM]
FOX NASCAR Gains Momentum at Talladega
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/05/16 - 11:25 AM]
Whitney Thore's Hidden Secrets Revealed on Third Season of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
Look for the first of nine new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/05/16 - 11:13 AM]
FX Orders New Ryan Murphy Limited Series "Feud"
Today FX has placed an order for Murphy's latest anthology franchise, an eight-episode series that will explore the bouts and blows of epic conflicts.

[05/05/16 - 11:02 AM]
Bravo Media's "Tour Group" Returns on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 10PM ET/PT
The first two episodes of "Tour Group," including the preview special, are available on VOD and at BravoTV.com for viewers to catch up before episode three premieres.

[05/05/16 - 10:15 AM]
Netflix Announces "Dear White People," A New Comedy Series Based on Justin Simien's Critically-Acclaimed Indie Film
The 10-episode, 30-minute series will go into production later this year and will premiere on Netflix around the world in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Check Out the Mid-Season Trailer for MTV's "Real World: Go Big or Go Home"
After a trip to the gun range, Ceejai struggles to keep her cool when Jenna triggers painful feelings from her past.

[05/05/16 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Take Home Demo Crown
The network's juggernaut dips week-to-week but still leads the night by a solid margin.

[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.