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[04/20/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 20
Updates include: NBC orders Matthew Perry-led "Go On" to series; HBO cancels "The Life & Times of Tim," again; and Mariska Hargitay locked in for a season 14 to "Law & Order: SVU."

[04/20/12 - 03:07 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Pulls Back in Front
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Kathy," truTV's "Not Safe for Work" and NHL playoff coverage on CNBC.

[04/20/12 - 01:26 PM]
Lifetime Pulls "Love for Sail," TLC Grounds "Mama's Boys of the Bronx"
The newcomers opened to 292,000 and 813,000 viewers, respectively, earlier this month.

[04/20/12 - 10:57 AM]
Celebrate Mother's Day as SOAPnet Presents the "Mothers, Brothers & Sisters" Marathon on Sunday, May 13 3PM - 7PM
The four hour marathon features mother-themed episodes of "Brothers & Sisters."

[04/20/12 - 10:56 AM]
E! Entertainment Special "Death In Paradise" Premiering April 23rd At 10:00 PM on E!
The one-hour special "presents exclusive interviews and rare footage that examine four different exotic vacations that ended in tragedy."

[04/20/12 - 08:54 AM]
John McEnroe Adds Wimbledon to His ESPN Repertoire
The seven-time Grand Slam title winner has worked the U.S. Open for ESPN since 2009 and will continue to do so under the terms of this multi-year agreement.

[04/20/12 - 08:51 AM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Hits 10-Week Highs in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 19.

[04/20/12 - 08:50 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Powers Another FOX Victory
Lead-out "Touch" however dips to a series low for the network.

[04/20/12 - 05:10 AM]
President Barack Obama to Make First Appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday, April 24
The special broadcast will be taped from the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday to air that same night.

[04/19/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 19
Updates include: "America's Next Top Model" drops veteran trio; William Petersen-led "Hurt People" lands at Cinemax; and Taylor Cole to recur on A&E's "The Glades."

[04/19/12 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 19
Plus: Katy Perry, The Queen Extravaganza and Stefano Langone to perform on next results show Thursday, April 26.

[04/19/12 - 04:15 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Keeps Demo Streak Going
Plus: numbers for VH1's "40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments," Discovery's "Moonshiners: Cannonball Run" and History's "Sold!"

[04/19/12 - 01:42 PM]
Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO and The Wanted to Perform at "2012 Billboard Music Awards"
This year's event airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 on ABC.

[04/19/12 - 01:19 PM]
"Auction Kings" Returns to Discovery Channel April 25
Paul Brown and his intrepid Gallery 63 crew in Atlanta are back on Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/19/12 - 01:07 PM]
Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Partner to Develop Best-Selling Book Series "Private"
John McLaughlin, the acclaimed screenwriter of "Black Swan," is writing the initial two-hour episode.

[04/19/12 - 11:16 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Scandal" Stars to Take Place Tonight, Thursday, April 19
Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes and Jeff Perry will be on for the East Coast with Tony Goldwyn and Darby Stanchfield on the West Coast.

[04/19/12 - 10:53 AM]
Syndicated Dating Strip "Excused" Renewed for a Second Season
The half-hour dating strip airs in the top three markets on WWOR-TV, New York; KCAL-TV, Los Angeles; and WCIU-TV, Chicago.

[04/19/12 - 10:51 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Generate #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Week of April 9-13
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 9-13.

[04/19/12 - 10:37 AM]
Uncover a Sneak Peek of Masterpiece Mystery! "Sherlock, Series 2" on PBS' Facebook Page
A preview of "A Scandal in Belgravia" will be available this Sunday, two weeks before it airs nationally on May 6.

[04/19/12 - 10:33 AM]
BBC America Warms Up for London Olympics With British Hit Comedy "Twenty Twelve" Starring Hugh Bonneville
Jessica Hynes, Olivia Colman, Amelia Bullmore, Vincent Franklin and Karl Theobald also star in the series, premiering Saturday, June 30.

[04/19/12 - 10:27 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Connie Britton
Part seven of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/19/12 - 10:26 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Jessica Lange
Part six of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/19/12 - 10:25 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Dylan McDermott
Part five of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/19/12 - 10:24 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Denis O'Hare
Part four of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/19/12 - 10:23 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Evan Peters
Part three of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/19/12 - 10:22 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Zachary Quinto
Part two of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/19/12 - 10:21 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Lily Rabe
Part one of seven from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/19/12 - 10:16 AM]
Powered by Breakthrough Original Programming Bravo Media Unveils Six New Development Projects
The network will continue to explore its recently added sixth passion point, Digital, with two new projects, "Shop With Stella" and "Tone It Up."

[04/19/12 - 09:01 AM]
ABC's "Revenge" Returns at #1 in the 10pm Hour/"Don't Trust the B---" Holds Up in Week 2
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 18.

[04/19/12 - 08:55 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Tops Another Night of Lows
Veterans "Survivor," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" once again dip to series lows.

[04/19/12 - 08:36 AM]
CMT to Announce the "2012 CMT Music Awards" Nominees Live on the "Today" Show on Monday, April 23
Little Big Town will present said nominees for the annual event, airing Wednesday, June 6 on the cable channel.

[04/19/12 - 08:33 AM]
TLC Greenlights Season Two of Hit Series "My Crazy Obsession"
The series, from Sharp Entertainment, will return with new episodes in early 2013.

[04/19/12 - 08:30 AM]
MTV's "True Life Presents: On the Mat" Marks Franchise Debut at the Tribeca Film Festival Beginning Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 6:00 PM ET/PT
The original documentary, executive produced by actor Chris Pratt, aired on MTV this past January.

[04/19/12 - 08:26 AM]
"DC Cupcakes: Mommy's Birthday Bash" Premieres May 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT) on TLC
The one-hour special is the first of two ordered for the franchise earlier this month.

[04/19/12 - 08:08 AM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning TV Host Martha Stewart Will Teach America to Cook on New PBS Series
"Martha Stewart's Cooking School," a new teaching series inspired by her eponymous best-selling book, is due this fall.

[04/19/12 - 08:03 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows for the 3rd Straight Week to its Biggest Audience Since November
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 9-13.

[04/19/12 - 07:42 AM]
"The Woman Who Wasn't There" Breaks Investigation Discovery Ratings Record
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 17.

[04/19/12 - 07:28 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Three New Comedy Series for "NickMom," the Brand-New Destination for Today's Moms
"The Judi and Kate Show," "Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder Taylor" and "What Carol Brady Thinks" will join the previously announced "NickMom Night Out."

[04/19/12 - 07:16 AM]
Rob Riggle Set to Host The 2012 ESPYS
This year's event will be televised live Wednesday, July 11, at 9:00/8:00c from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

[04/19/12 - 07:11 AM]
Syfy's Hit Series "Hollywood Treasure" Kicks Off Second Season Traveling to "Middle-Earth" With Sean Astin
As previously announced, the series returns Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/19/12 - 03:01 AM]
VH1 Renews Sketch Comedy Series "Stevie TV" For A Second Season Of Hilarity And Mischief
The show's freshman run wraps this Sunday at 11:00/10:00c with a new season due this fall.

[04/18/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 18
Updates include: Discovery cancels veteran game show "Cash Cab"; Sheree Whitfield exits Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"; and Jason Shuman sues Joe Roth over FX's "Anger Management."

[04/18/12 - 07:05 PM]
GSN to Honor Dick Clark With a Special Tribute and Additional Airings of "$25,000 Pyramid"
Look for said remembrance on Thursday, April 19, Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at various times.

[04/18/12 - 05:48 PM]
Statement by Robert Iger on the Passing of Dick Clark
"On behalf of everyone at Disney and ABC, we send our sincere condolences to Dick's family, as well as the three generations of fans who will miss him as much as we do," said the Disney CEO.

[04/18/12 - 05:00 PM]
NBC Announces New Dating Series "Ready for Love" from Executive Producer Eva Longoria With Hosts Giuliana and Bill Rancic Set to Premiere in Winter 2012-13
The series will "give three successful and handsome men who are committed to finding the right woman the chance of finding their soul mate."

[04/18/12 - 04:27 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Deadliest Catch," NBA Share Top Honors
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files," VH1's "House of Consignment" and Lifetime's "Love for Sail."

[04/18/12 - 03:30 PM]
George Lopez to Host "Take Me Out" Debuting Thursday, June 7 on FOX
The project "is a fast-paced, dynamic new series featuring 30 single women searching for a match and several brave bachelors who must make the ultimate first impression."

[04/18/12 - 03:27 PM]
Statement from Dan Snyder and Mark Shapiro of Dick Clark Productions About Dick Clark
"He was in every sense of the word, a giant," said Daniel M. Snyder.

[04/18/12 - 03:14 PM]
Homer Moonlights as a Mall Santa on the First-Ever Full-Length Episode of "The Simpsons" Sunday, April 22, on FOX
The rebroadcast of "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" replaces the previously announced encore of the show's 500th episode, "At Long Last Leave."

[04/18/12 - 01:49 PM]
"The Weight of the Nation," Groundbreaking Multi-Part Documentary Series on the Obesity Epidemic, Debuts May 14 and 15, Exclusively on HBO
In addition, the first part of the three-part series "The Weight of the Nation for Kids," entitled "The Great Cafeteria Takeover," debuts Wednesday, May 16.







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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
NBC spins the numbers for the weekend of October 25-26.