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[05/15/12 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 15
Updates include: Tia Mowry to depart BET's "The Game"; Matt Olmstead to serve as showrunner on NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Lorraine Toussaint to guest on "Drop Dead Diva."

[05/15/12 - 05:21 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: TNT Hits NBA Postseason High With Lakers/Thunder
Plus: numbers for HBO's "The Weight of the Nation," Discovery's "Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires" and Food Network's "Invention Hunters."

[05/15/12 - 05:16 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Game of Thrones" Pulls Back in Front for HBO
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Sister Wives"; "Next Food Network Star"; and "E! True Hollywood Story: Joan & Melissa Rivers."

[05/15/12 - 02:40 PM]
The Award-Winning Showtime(R) Series "Homeland" Welcomes Real-Life POW-Hero Gilad Shalit to Set in Israel
The series has a two-week production schedule in Israel, then will head to Charlotte, North Carolina for the rest of principal photography.

[05/15/12 - 02:04 PM]
"Dateline" Celebrates 20 Years With Lester Holt, Jane Pauley, Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and More
The one-hour anniversary special premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/15/12 - 01:52 PM]
"Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" Premieres Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 PM on Lifetime
Plus: look for Courteney Cox's "Tall Hot Blonde" on Saturday, June 23 and "Dance Moms" to return on Tuesday, June 5.

[05/15/12 - 01:20 PM]
Video: Trailers from ABC's Upfront Presentation
Watch the full trailers for all of the Alphabet's 10 new shows.

[05/15/12 - 12:41 PM]
TLC's "Bride Day" Says Yes to More Randy With Premieres of "Say Yes to the Dress" and "Randy to the Rescue"
Both series will air back-to-back beginning Friday, June 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/15/12 - 12:11 PM]
PBS Announces Fall 2012 Lineup
Highlights include the return of "Upstairs Downstairs" plus Ken Burns's new documentary "The Dust Bowl."

[05/15/12 - 12:02 PM]
BBC Worldwide and PBS Sign Deal to Bring Critically Acclaimed "Call the Midwife" to the US
The series completed its first season in the U.K. on BBC One in February, attracting 10.7 million viewers for its peak episode.

[05/15/12 - 11:28 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Ranks No. 1 for Fifth Straight Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/12 - 11:10 AM]
Syfy Summer 2012 Features Record Number of Primetime Original Programming Hours
"Warehouse 13" and "Alphas" to both return Monday, July 23 while "Face Off" is due back Tuesday, August 21.

[05/15/12 - 11:07 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Paces Network's Primetime Week of May 7-13
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/12 - 11:07 AM]
Whitney Houston to Be Posthumously Honored With the Millennium Award at the "2012 Billboard Music Awards"
Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, will make a special appearance to accept the award in her honor.

[05/15/12 - 11:06 AM]
ABC News Celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee With Unprecedented Access to the Royal Family and Celebration Concert
Look for the two-hour specials "The Real Queen: By Her Own Royal Family with Katie Couric" on Tuesday, May 29 and "Concert for The Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric" on Tuesday, June 5.

[05/15/12 - 11:05 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Airs the Week's No. 1 Comedy, the No. 1 Drama and the No. 1 New Show
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/12 - 11:04 AM]
Lee: Look for All-Star "Dancing With the Stars"; "Hulk" Still in the Works
Plus: the ABC chief on "Revenge," "Happy Endings," "Last Man Standing," "AKA Jessica Jones," "Body of Proof" and more!

[05/15/12 - 11:03 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - Adult Swim Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network for Total Day Delivery of Young Adults 18-34 & 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/12 - 10:49 AM]
Velocity to Pay Tribute to the Legendary Carroll Shelby in Three-Part Mini-Series Event
"King of the Road: Carroll Shelby" premieres this Sunday, May 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/15/12 - 10:47 AM]
New Music from Last Night's Season Finale of NBC's Critically Acclaimed Musical Drama "Smash" Available Now on iTunes
"Don't Forget Me" was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; performed by Katharine McPhee.

[05/15/12 - 10:40 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Blue Lagoon: The Awakening," Starring Denise Richards, Brenton Thwaites and Indiana Evans, to Premiere June 16
The two-hour film, a modern-day retelling of the classic coming of age love story, also features an appearance by Christopher Atkins.

[05/15/12 - 10:39 AM]
Oxygen Presents Broadcast Premiere of "The Glee Project" Season Two's "Edge of Glory" Music Video During "Glee" Marathon on May 19
Plus: look for "The Glee Project Season 2: The Final 14" casting special on Saturday, June 2.

[05/15/12 - 10:28 AM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "Notes from the Heart Healer," Beguiles Over 2.5 Million Viewers With 1.5 HH Rating
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/12 - 10:24 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - Network Heads to the Season's Finish Line First for the Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/12 - 10:01 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps TV's #1 Total Day Ranking in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[05/15/12 - 09:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Finales Hold Off Summer Reality Launches
The Eye's lineup bests "The Bachelorette" on ABC and "America's Got Talent" on NBC.

[05/15/12 - 09:23 AM]
Monday Season Finales Lead CBS to Demo Victory
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, May 14.

[05/15/12 - 09:17 AM]
ABC is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 9th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 14.

[05/15/12 - 09:12 AM]
MTV's Groundbreaking Docu-Series "Teen Mom" Returns for Explosive Final Season With Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The show's swan song with kick off with two back-to-back episodes.

[05/15/12 - 08:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2012-13 Primetime Schedule
It's here: the Alphabet details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/15/12 - 07:27 AM]
Paul Butler Named General Manager of ASPiRE
ASPiRE is Earvin "Magic" Johnson's new African-American network set to launch in June.

[05/15/12 - 07:20 AM]
ESPN Films Announces the Return of the Acclaimed Series "30 for 30"
Coodie and Chike, Billy Corben, Mike Bonfiglio and Jonathan Hock are among the initial wave of filmmakers for season two.

[05/15/12 - 07:06 AM]
Style Takes on "Fashion Mob" Special Hosted by Cat Deeley on Monday, May 28 at 8PM ET/PT
The one-hour special - also featuring Ken Paves, Jeannie Mai and Selita Ebanks - chooses eight women from hundreds to receive the makeover they so desperately desire.

[05/15/12 - 06:08 AM]
MTV Taps Staples Center in Los Angeles for the First Time Ever as the Host Venue for the 2012 "MTV Video Music Awards"
This year's event airs live on Thursday, September 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/15/12 - 05:01 AM]
It's a Scorcher This Summer on VH1 With All-New Series and Returning Favorites
"Big Ang," "Hollywood Exes," "Mama Drama" and "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" are among the series on tap.

[05/14/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 14
Updates include: Maria Bello upped to series regular on "Touch"; Mike Royce to run NBC's "1600 Penn"; and Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman to oversee FOX's "Ben & Kate."

[05/14/12 - 05:23 PM]
GSN Wants You for "The American Bible Challenge"
The Jeff Foxworthy-hosted game show is currently casting in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas.

[05/14/12 - 04:08 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Clippers/Grizzlies Powers ESPN Win
Plus: numbers for USA's "Common Law," HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show" and TLC's "DC Cupcakes."

[05/14/12 - 04:03 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: NBA's Nuggets/Lakers Big for TNT
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "7 Days of Sex," Bravo's "Kathy" and Food Network's "Sweet Genius."

[05/14/12 - 03:47 PM]
Conference Semifinals Are Most-Watched on Record
NBC spins the numbers for its NHL postseason coverage to date.

[05/14/12 - 03:41 PM]
Chris Brown to Perform at the "2012 Billboard Music Awards"
Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell are hosting the May 20 event, which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC.

[05/14/12 - 03:40 PM]
Disney Media Networks Top Charts of Solutions Research Group's Independent "Must-Keep TV" Viewer Survey
This most recent survey marks the fourth time (out of the last five surveys conducted by SRG) that ABC has topped the list.

[05/14/12 - 03:21 PM]
History Loses "Swamp People" Star Mitchell Guist
"We are extremely saddened to report that our friend and beloved member of the Swamp People family, Mitchell Guist, has passed away earlier today," said the network.

[05/14/12 - 02:46 PM]
Carrie Underwood, Neil Patrick Harris & Cory Booker to Visit "Oprah's Next Chapter" on OWN
Underwood and her husband NHL player Mike Fisher will be featured in this Sunday's installment.

[05/14/12 - 02:36 PM]
Video: Trailers from FOX's Upfront Presentation
Watch the full trailers for the network's five new series!

[05/14/12 - 01:55 PM]
Global Pop Icon Britney Spears and Multi-Talented Artist Demi Lovato Join L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell on "The X Factor" Judges' Panel
The hit singing competition series returns this fall on FOX.

[05/14/12 - 01:12 PM]
NBC Picks Up "Crossbones," New Action-Adventure Series About Golden Age of Pirates
10 episodes of the series, from producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, have been ordered and production will begin in the fall.

[05/14/12 - 12:20 PM]
NBC Post-Upfront Wrap-Up: "30 Rock" Indeed to End; "The Voice" Returns September 10
Plus: look for various comedy pilots to air during its Olympics coverage.

[05/14/12 - 11:25 AM]
Katy Perry to Debut New Song at "2012 Billboard Music Awards"
"Wide Awake" was written for her upcoming film, "Katy Perry: Part of Me," which will be released on July 5.

[05/14/12 - 11:17 AM]
"Shark Tank" Passes $4 Million In Total Investment Offers For The Season
ABC's hit Friday night series will return with a 22-episode fourth season.







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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."