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[04/25/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 25
Updates include: Sundance Channel books "Rectify" cast; ABC officially shelves comedy pilot "Counter Culture"; and "Robot Chicken" to film a DC Comics special.

[04/25/12 - 06:37 PM]
The CW to Air One-Hour Special "Perez Hilton All Access: Katy Perry" on Thursday, May 17
Plus: look for "Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga" the following Thursday, May 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/25/12 - 04:55 PM]
Style Media's "Giuliana & Bill" Delivers Its Most Watched Episode in Five Season History
Style spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 24.

[04/25/12 - 03:27 PM]
EA and ESPN Announce Calvin Johnson, Jr. as the Fan-Voted Madden NFL 13 Cover Athlete
Nearly 20 million votes were cast during the seven week campaign (March 7 to April 25) through SportsNation online and via the mobile web.

[04/25/12 - 03:09 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Deadliest" Win
Plus: numbers for G4's "Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan," VH1's "House of Consignment" and Oxygen's "Best Ink."

[04/25/12 - 02:55 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Scores Big - #1 on Tuesdays for Third Week in a Row
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 24.

[04/25/12 - 01:07 PM]
Syfy's Highly-Anticipated "Defiance" Commences Production in Toronto
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner and Fionnula Flanagan star.

[04/25/12 - 01:03 PM]
Season Two of Disney Channel's Hit Series "A.N.T. Farm" Premieres With Back-to-Back Episodes, Friday, June 1
"Shake It Up" star Zendaya guest stars in season opener.

[04/25/12 - 01:02 PM]
Bill Maher Takes Over UCLA American Politics Class as Surprise Professor in mtvU'S "Stand In" Series
Maher's "Stand In" will premiere on mtvU to more than 750 college campuses nationwide and on-demand at mtvU.com beginning May 7.

[04/25/12 - 12:51 PM]
Michael Strahan & Nick Lachey to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of May 7-11, 2012
Scheduled guests that week include Cameron Diaz, Stephen Colbert, Chace Crawford, Felicity Huffman and Ginnifer Goodwin.

[04/25/12 - 11:23 AM]
Animal Planet Answers the "Call of the Wildman" With a Backwoods Block of New Episodes
The series returns with 16 brand-new, 30-minute episodes beginning Sunday, June 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/25/12 - 11:16 AM]
Emmy-Nominated "NFL Turning Point" Renewed for 2012, 2013 & 2014 Seasons
The 2012 season will debut on Wednesday, September 12, and will air a total of 22 episodes.

[04/25/12 - 11:07 AM]
Date Change for the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere "Operation Cupcake"
The film, starring Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson and Donna Pescow, will now debut Saturday, June 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/25/12 - 10:33 AM]
Season Four of Lifetime's Critically Acclaimed Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva" to Debut Sunday, June 3
Guest stars this season include Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Brandy Norwood, John Ratzenberger, Patty Duke and Valerie Harper.

[04/25/12 - 10:21 AM]
Epix Takes the Wraps Off of New Original Programming to Premiere Summer and Fall of 2012
Highlights include the original movie "Roger Corman's Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D."

[04/25/12 - 10:01 AM]
NHL Playoff Game 7 Double-Header on NBC Sports Network Thursday Night
Ottawa Senators/New York Rangers will start at 7:00/6:00c followed by New Jersey Devils/Florida Panthers.

[04/25/12 - 10:01 AM]
The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" Nomination Categories Are Revealed
Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, May 1 with winner voting opening to fans that day through Saturday, June 2 via MovieAwards.MTV.com.

[04/25/12 - 09:54 AM]
"Modern Family's" Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell to Host "The 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.

[04/25/12 - 08:55 AM]
ABC's "Private Practice" Surges to its Most-Watched Telecast in Over 1-1/2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 24.

[04/25/12 - 08:46 AM]
Bravo Unveils "Fill a Jet Sweepstakes" Facebook App on Wednesday, April 25
Fans can win round trip tickets to one of the destinations featured on the network's upcoming series "Around the World in 80 Plates."

[04/25/12 - 08:43 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Slips Past NBC in Demos
The network takes sole possession of the adults 18-49 crown for the first time since March 6.

[04/25/12 - 08:37 AM]
Lifetime and the NYTVF Announce "Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline"
The pipeline is modeled after a similar initiative first launched with the NYTVF and Lifetime's sister network, A&E, in 2011.

[04/25/12 - 08:10 AM]
Oxygen Media Partners With Brach's as Sponsor of Freshman Docu-Series "The Next Big Thing: NY"
The newcomer, featuring performance coach Trapper Felides, premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00/10:00c on the cable channel.

[04/25/12 - 08:09 AM]
Encore Kicks Off the Summer With the Captivating Two-Part Crime Drama "Thorne" Premiering on Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, July 13 at 9PM ET/PT
David Morrissey, Aiden Gillen, Sandra Oh, Natascha McElhone and Eddie Marsan star in the project.

[04/25/12 - 08:04 AM]
NBC Sports Network to Televise All Team USA Games During IIHF Men's World Championship
Team USA opens play on Friday, May 4, with a preliminary-round game against France.

[04/25/12 - 08:00 AM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 50 Percent
Upcoming originals include the return of "The Glee Project" on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/25/12 - 07:10 AM]
Rob Dyrdek Continues to Take Over Monday Nights on MTV With An-All New Season of "Ridiculousness" Premiering Monday, April 30 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT, With Guest Star Justin Bieber
Upcoming guests include Wiz Khalifa, Floyd Mayweather, Duff Goldman and Sara Jean Underwood.

[04/25/12 - 07:10 AM]
Kevin Ivey Named New Vice President, Research, Syfy and Chiller
Before joining Syfy and Chiller, Ivey was Vice President, Multiplatform Research, at OWN Network.

[04/25/12 - 06:19 AM]
Brooke D'Orsay and Eric Mabius Star in "How to Fall in Love," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere July 14
Kathy Najimy co-stars in the film, which Mark Griffiths directed from a script by Bart Fisher.

[04/24/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 24
Updates include: ABC orders off-cycle comedy pilot "Super City"; E! to renew "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" for three more seasons; and Josh Safran to join NBC's "Smash" next season.

[04/24/12 - 06:00 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: History Originals Take Top Spots
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Death in Paradise," Discovery's "World's Scariest Plane Landings" and USA's "WWE Raw."

[04/24/12 - 05:55 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Game of Thrones" Win
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Veep," Food Network's "Chopped: All Stars" and Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

[04/24/12 - 01:32 PM]
"E! Entertainment Special: Kate & Will: Happily Ever After" Premieres on April 27, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on E!
Giuliana Rancic hosts the half-hour special, which "includes insights from royal experts, authors and journalists who have closely followed the pair since the beginning of their courtship."

[04/24/12 - 01:04 PM]
USA Network Promotes Bill McGoldrick to EVP, Original Scripted Programming
McGoldrick will continue to oversee all USA scripted development of drama and comedy series, long-form and event programming.

[04/24/12 - 12:51 PM]
Syfy Digital Expands Content Offerings and Distribution Platforms
Highlights include: "BlastrTV," hosted by Andrea Feczko, Syfy Digital Studio's first unscripted show.

[04/24/12 - 12:33 PM]
Syfy Ignites the Imagination With Most Original Primetime Programming Hours in History
Among the projects: "Defiance," the visionary transmedia experience that will unite television and Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming for the very first time.

[04/24/12 - 12:21 PM]
ABC Family Greenlights a Second Season of the Hit Drama Series "The Lying Game"
The new season will begin production this summer for a winter premiere.

[04/24/12 - 12:10 PM]
ABC Delivers Highest-Rated & Most-Viewed NBA Season Ever
ESPN and ABC spin the numbers for their NBA coverage this season to date.

[04/24/12 - 12:09 PM]
Despite Last Year's Apparent Victory by the Sea Shepherds, the War Rages on as Animal Planet Returns With "Whale Wars"
The show's fifth season begins Friday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c with eight new episodes and a one-hour recap special.

[04/24/12 - 12:08 PM]
Bruins-Capitals Game 6 on NBC Is Most-Watched NHL Playoff Game in 15 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 12:03 PM]
CBS Reality Trio Heats Up Summer
"Big Brother" premieres Thursday, July 12 plus newcomer "3" rolls out Sunday, July 22.

[04/24/12 - 11:53 AM]
Animation Domination HD Inks Deal to Bring Hit Comic "Axe Cop" to Saturday Late-Prime and Digital Platforms
The new unit has ordered six quarter-hour episodes of the series, due in 2013.

[04/24/12 - 11:18 AM]
Kurt Sutter Teams With Discovery Channel for New Series, "Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires," Premiering Monday, May 14 at 10PM
The "Sons of Anarchy" creator "enters the realm of the gangs and families who have dominated our streets and helped shape our nation's history."

[04/24/12 - 11:09 AM]
"60 Minutes" Is #6 for the Week - Broadcast Is Also Sunday's #1 Program
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 11:03 AM]
ABC News Launches "Hidden America" -- A Special Long-Term, Cross Platform Series
This long-term commitment grows from Diane Sawyer's remarkable and award-winning "Hidden America" documentaries on Camden, Appalachia and Pine Ridge.

[04/24/12 - 11:02 AM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight," NBA Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show," TLC's "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" and NHL playoff coverage on CNBC.

[04/24/12 - 11:02 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - Network Continues to Rule Scripted Programming
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 11:01 AM]
"The Comedy Awards" Announces Talent And Presenters For "The Comedy Awards" 2012 Ceremony
This year's event tapes at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and premieres on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6.

[04/24/12 - 10:59 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Dominates the Week Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:38 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network Among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.







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[04/25/17 - 01:13 PM]
Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Reunite for New Netflix Comedy The Week Of
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[04/25/17 - 12:46 PM]
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14 lucky four-legged MVP's will hear their names called, get added to the draft board and learn their new home teams.

[04/25/17 - 12:17 PM]
The ABC Television Network Announces Series Season Finale Dates
Said finales run from this Sunday ("American Crime") through Tuesday, May 23 ("Dancing with the Stars").

[04/25/17 - 12:08 PM]
American Heroes Channel Salutes Bravery, Strength and Sacrifice with Three-Day Heroes Weekend
Starting Friday, AHC is dedicating three days of programming to the courageous veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy today.

[04/25/17 - 12:00 PM]
AMC Releases Premiere Date and Key Art for the Final Season of "Turn: Washington's Spies"
The 10-episode final season opens on Saturday, June 17 at 9:00/8:00c with a two-hour premiere.

[04/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
AMC Heading Deeper "Into the Badlands" - Series Renewed for Expanded 16-Episode Third Season, Returning in 2018
Midway through its current second season, "Into the Badlands" is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings.

[04/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's" "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" to Stream on Twitter After TBS Debut
Fans on Twitter in the United States will be able to access the stream by going to samanthabee.twitter.com, as well as via the @FullFrontalSamB Twitter handle.

[04/25/17 - 10:00 AM]
For the First Time, Celebrities Go Undercover on Two Special Editions of "Undercover Boss"
"Celebrity Undercover Boss" will feature Grammy Award-winning musician Darius Rucker on Friday, May 12, and chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson on Friday, May 19.

[04/25/17 - 09:29 AM]
Harry Styles to "Move Into" the "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Studio for First Ever Week-Long Residency, May 15 - May 18
The residency coincides with the release of his highly anticipated solo album.

[04/25/17 - 09:20 AM]
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Announce All-New Live-Action Series "Titans," from Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, to Debut in 2018
Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation's "Young Justice: Outsiders," the highly anticipated third season of the popular "Young Justice" series, is also ramping up for its first mission next year.

[04/25/17 - 09:07 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide" Begins May 10th
Season 3A airs for five consecutive Wednesdays with the remaining five episodes of Season 3B due on August 15.

[04/25/17 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Remain on Top in Demos
ABC, "Dancing with the Stars" then are the most-watched overall.

[04/25/17 - 08:14 AM]
Elvis Costello & The Imposters to Perform at After-Party for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's" First Annual "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner"
All proceeds from "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists (cpj.org).

[04/25/17 - 07:01 AM]
TBS Renews "The Detour" for Third Season
"I hear from so many people who love 'The Detour,' even my hardcore comedy friends," said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS.

[04/25/17 - 07:00 AM]
"The New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" Featuring Two Classic Episodes to Be Broadcast Friday, May 19
The two episodes, "The Dancing Star," featuring Van Johnson, and "Harpo Marx," with comedian Harpo Marx, are newly colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed.