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[04/08/12 - 12:43 PM]
NBC Sports Group's Coverage of 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begins Wednesday Night With Triple-Header
Flyers @ Penguins, Red Wings @ Predators and Kings @ Canucks will open said coverage.

[04/08/12 - 10:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Ten Commandments" Spark ABC Victory
Plus: "SNL" with host Sofia Vergara averaged a 5.0 rating/13 share in metered-market households.

[04/07/12 - 11:43 AM]
ESPN Has Record-Setting Friday Masters Audience
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, April 6.

[04/07/12 - 09:18 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Blue Bloods" Ticks Up in Victory for CBS
Meanwhile, FOX's "The Finder" dips to a series low in its new Friday home.

[04/07/12 - 08:51 AM]
ABC's "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Hits its 2nd Highest Numbers this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 6.

[04/06/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 6
Updates include: John Amos, Ethan Suplee and Sydney Park join CBS's "Over and Out"; plus AMC to split the final season of "Breaking Bad."

[04/06/12 - 03:15 PM]
Disney XD and Marvel Team Up With the NBA to Present the "Ultimate Spider-Man" and NBA Mash-Up Video, Saturday, April 7 on Disney XD
The video will also be available at NBAHoopTroop.com and provided to NBA teams to present in their arenas.

[04/06/12 - 11:49 AM]
TLC Ties the Knot With Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza
The entire experience will air as a special television event shortly after the ceremony later this year.

[04/06/12 - 11:30 AM]
ESPN's Thursday Masters Viewership, Ratings Rise
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 5.

[04/06/12 - 10:25 AM]
E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Returns This Summer With 18, One-Hour Episodes, Bringing Even More Bonding, More Love and More Drama from One of the Most Watched Families on Television
The new season will also air at a new time - Sundays at 9:00/8:00c - beginning May 20.

[04/06/12 - 10:20 AM]
Interview: "Nurse Jackie" Co-Creator Linda Wallem
The series, starring Emmy winner Edie Falco, returns this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c on Showtime.

[04/06/12 - 09:13 AM]
Physicists, Mentalists and Persons of Interest Make for a CBS "Big Bang" on Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 5.

[04/06/12 - 09:05 AM]
"American Guns," "Auction Kings" Return to Discovery on Wednesday, April 25
Plus: look for the competition series "Machines of Glory" to premiere Sunday, April 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/06/12 - 08:53 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Win Night of Lows
Virtually every series posted a season or series low last night.

[04/06/12 - 08:44 AM]
ABC's Debut of "Scandal" Scores Best Retention of "Grey's" Audience in Over 3 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 5.

[04/06/12 - 07:19 AM]
TLC to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Royal Wedding!
"William & Kate: One Year Later" and "My Mother Diana" will premiere Saturday, April 28 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/06/12 - 06:36 AM]
"MTV2's Guy Code" Gets Wet & Wild In Special Spring Break Survival Guide Episode - Tuesday, April 10 at 11pm ET/PT
Plus: Christopher "Big Black" Boykin joins the panel for the very first time.

[04/05/12 - 11:53 PM]
Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" Announces 2012 Winners
The Kelly Osbourne-hosted event will premiere Monday, April 9 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/05/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 5
Updates include: Andrew Leeds is bound for The CW's "Cult"; David Walton to replace Bryan Greenberg on CBS pilot; and Jimmy Smits lands season-long arc on "Sons of Anarchy."

[04/05/12 - 09:08 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 5
Plus: Jennifer Hudson with Ne-Yo and Rick Ross plus James Durbin to Perform on next results show Thursday, April 12.

[04/05/12 - 03:38 PM]
NBA Doubleheader & MLB Opener Make for Big Night for ESPN TV & Digital Platforms
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 4.

[04/05/12 - 03:11 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Clings to Demo Lead
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras," Bravo's "Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis" and Spike TV's "American Digger."

[04/05/12 - 01:22 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Week of March 26-30
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 26-30.

[04/05/12 - 12:03 PM]
Disney and Common Sense Media Team for Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney.com
Cast members from "Lab Rats," "A.N.T. Farm," "Austin & Ally," "Good Luck Charlie," "Jessie" and "Shake It Up" are featured in the PSAs.

[04/05/12 - 11:51 AM]
"Coming Together," a New Song Written and Performed by Legendary Rocker Ron Wood, to Premiere on the 10th Season Finale of "CSI: Miami," Sunday, April 8
"Not only am I the biggest fan of [the show]," says Wood, "but I have made some great friends amongst the cast members."

[04/05/12 - 11:20 AM]
"One Tree Hill" Says Goodbye With Season Highs
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 4.

[04/05/12 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Announces Its 2012 Summer Schedule
It all begins with the premiere of "Duets" and the return of "Rookie Blue" on Thursday, May 24.

[04/05/12 - 10:05 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Scandal" Stars to Take Place Tonight During Series' Hotly-Anticipated Premiere
Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Columbus Short and Joshua Malina are among the participants.

[04/05/12 - 09:58 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Teams Up With Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to Schedule Stellar Comedic Line-Up and Tape an Original One-Hour Compilation Stand-Up Special to Premiere on the Network in Summer 2012
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is scheduled to take place June 7 - 10 in Manchester, TN.

[04/05/12 - 09:56 AM]
Disney XD Set to Premiere "Motorcity," a Turbo-Charged Animated Series Where Freedom Reigns, on Monday, April 30
Plus: the series premiere episode will be available on iTunes as a free download beginning Monday, April 16.

[04/05/12 - 09:49 AM]
Discovery Unveils 2012-13 Upfront Slate
"We focusing on an Upfront programming slate that is revealing, provocative and fearless," said Eileen O'Neill.

[04/05/12 - 09:48 AM]
TLC Opens Doors to a Compelling Slate of Programming for the 2012-2013 Upfront
"TLC's sweet spot lies in our ability to open doors into the lives of relatable, remarkable people and connect them with viewers across the country," said Amy Winter.

[04/05/12 - 09:47 AM]
Animal Planet Gets Ahead of the Pack With Its 2012-13 Upfront Entertainment Slate
The Planet's bringing back 13 returning "Surprisingly Human" hit series and introducing a pack of new titles.

[04/05/12 - 09:46 AM]
Investigation Discovery, America's Fastest-Growing Network, Announces Largest Original Programming Slate in Network History for 2012-13 Upfront Season
12 new original series and 22 returning hits are on tap for the coming year.

[04/05/12 - 09:45 AM]
Science "Questions Everything" With Its Slate of Provocative Entertainment for the 2012-2013 Upfront
Projects from James Woods, Morgan Freeman and John Noble are among those on tap.

[04/05/12 - 09:44 AM]
Military Channel's Upfront Programming Slate Expands the Brand to Include the Events and People That Shaped History
Leading the charge is a world premiere series from legendary broadcast journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw.

[04/05/12 - 09:43 AM]
Discovery Fit & Health Announces Slate for 2012-13 Upfront
Returning series include "Addicted," "Secretly Pregnant," "My Naked Secret" and "Untold Stories of the ER."

[04/05/12 - 09:43 AM]
Velocity Goes Full Throttle With Its All-New Slate of Programming for the Upfront 2012-2013 Season
"Ever since launch, Velocity has been riding a huge wave of momentum, and our new slate of programming is sure to keep the network surging ahead," said Bob Scanlon.

[04/05/12 - 09:16 AM]
Hip-Hop Superstar Nas and Gary Clark Jr. Collaborate on Music for ESPN's 2012 NFL Draft Telecast
A pair of new Nas songs and Clark's hit song "Bright Lights" will be used coming in and out of commercial breaks and in highlight packages of this year's NFL Draft prospects.

[04/05/12 - 09:04 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City" Gets a Face Lift When Three New Ladies Join the Cast, Premiering Monday, June 4
Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson will join returning cast members LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer.

[04/05/12 - 08:55 AM]
TV One to Premiere Trumpet Awards Honoring African American Achievement Easter Sunday, April 8 from 8-10 PM ET
Wayne Brady hosts the event, which will honor Tyrese Gibson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ted Turner, Emmitt and Pat Smith, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and the late Rev. C. L. Franklin.

[04/05/12 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Still Unstoppable for FOX
Plus: ABC's "Happy Endings" and NBC's "Bent" dip to season lows in their finales.

[04/05/12 - 08:35 AM]
USA Network and The Weinstein Company Partner to Promote "Bully" and the Characters Unite Campaign
Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Christopher Gorham, Reshma Shetty and Marsha Thomason will be featured in the "I Won't Stand For..." PSAs.

[04/05/12 - 08:30 AM]
"Nightline" Stands as the No. 1 Program in Latenight Across All Target Demos
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 26-March 30.

[04/05/12 - 08:25 AM]
"Jeopardy!" Wins a Prestigious Peabody Award
The awards panel credited "Jeopardy!" for its role in "encouraging, celebrating and rewarding knowledge."

[04/05/12 - 08:17 AM]
Spike TV and TNA Entertainment Announce Multi-Year Extension to Its Strategic Partnership
Since its launch in 2005, ratings for "Impact Wrestling" have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers to nearly two million today.

[04/05/12 - 07:25 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces New Original Programming and Additional Episodes of Two Popular Series for Its Primetime Lineup
Upcoming originals include "Elura and Michele Take Staten Island," "Iyanla Fix My Life," "Married to the Army: Alaska" and "Six Little McGhees."

[04/05/12 - 07:06 AM]
USA Network and Viggle Team to Create Social TV Experience for American Classic "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Fans will learn about iconic moments, celebrity recounts, exclusive photos and videos as they watch Universal's digitally remastered and fully restored classic.

[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.







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[07/21/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words," A Revealing Profile of the Former President, Debuts Aug. 4 on HBO
The film is presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of his resignation and features excerpts from his secretly recorded his private conversations.

[07/21/14 - 12:38 PM]
Zap! Pow! Bang! Comedy Central(R) Hits San Diego Comic-Con with Multiple Fan Events
Said offering start with back-to-back panels as Comedy Central Presents "Key & Peele" and Introduces "Moonbeam City" on Thursday, July 24.

[07/21/14 - 11:44 AM]
Velocity's All-New Series "Garage Squad" Helps America Rebuild and Restore Their Favorite Dream Cars
Hosted by Bruno Massel and Lauren Bohlander, the series comes to the rescue of people whose automotive projects have come to a dead end.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Bleachers Named VH1's August You Oughta Know Artist
Bleachers will benefit from significant cross-platform promotion via frequent music video plays, a custom promo spot, interview on VH1's music-oriented Tuner blog, VH1's Top 20 Countdown, and much more.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Academy Award Winner(R) Adrien Brody Stars in "Houdini" - Two-Night Miniseries-Event Premieres September 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History(R)
Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry's life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats.

[07/21/14 - 11:22 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's No. 1 Series "The Incredible Dr. Pol" Returns Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 9 PM ET/PT
Additionally, his new book, "Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow," hits the stands August 18, chronicling his life from childhood in the Netherlands up to the local hero he is today.

[07/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as Vice President, Original Movies
Most recently, Maggini was Vice President of Television for Josephson Entertainment in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for managing all areas of television development on behalf of the company.

[07/21/14 - 10:48 AM]
Homeowners Smash Their Way to Spectacular Renovations on DIY Network's "Sledgehammer"
The series features homeowners who think they're trying out for a home improvement show, but instead get a surprise visit from Jason Cameron who promises to fix any room they can completely demolish in 30 minutes.

[07/21/14 - 10:47 AM]
Six New Ways to Celebrate Shark Week 2014
Building upon last year's 11 shark-filled specials, a whopping 13 hours of new programming coupled with the live late-night talk show "Shark After Dark" will air beginning August 10.

[07/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
Country Rocks Your Summer on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Tuesday, August 5 on the ABC Television Network
Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton with special guest Gwen Sebastian.

[07/21/14 - 10:30 AM]
Live+7-Day Playback for the Premiere Episode of "Under the Dome" Tops Last Summer's L+7 Series Premiere
CBS further spins the numbers for Monday, June 30.

[07/21/14 - 10:29 AM]
FXX to Air Longest Running Marathon in TV History with "The Simpsons"
For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, FXX will air 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" (through Season 25) as well as "The Simpsons Movie" (airing after episode 400), in chronological order.

[07/21/14 - 10:19 AM]
Bernadette Peters to Guest Star in Bravo Media's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Peters will play Lyla's (Janeane Garofalo) mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids.

[07/21/14 - 10:17 AM]
He'll Be Back - "Louie" Picked Up by FX for Fifth Season
The seven-episode new season from Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star/Director/Editor Louis C.K. will premiere in Spring 2015.

[07/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Aw, Geez, FX Is Going Back to "Fargo"
The new chapter of the "Fargo" story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes.