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[05/23/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 23
Updates include: Mason Cook to play Eddie Munster on NBC's "Mockingbird Lane"; Amazon mulls a revival of ABC's "Pan Am"; and ABC, FOX reveal latest pilot recastings.

[05/23/12 - 10:12 PM]
And the Winner of "American Idol" Is...
Over 132 million votes were cast - the highest number in the show's history.

[05/23/12 - 04:12 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Pacers/Heat Keep TNT on Top
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Call of the Wildman," Syfy's "Hollywood Treasure" and Bravo's "Pregnant in Heels."

[05/23/12 - 04:02 PM]
Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen and Marianas Trench Announced to Perform at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards
Fuse will touch down in Toronto to broadcast the event for the third year in a row on Sunday, June 17.

[05/23/12 - 03:27 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Speaks With Mayor Cory Booker This Sunday, May 27 on "Oprah's Next Chapter"
Plus: Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancé David Burtka are featured the following week, on Sunday, June 3.

[05/23/12 - 03:00 PM]
"Wheel of Fortune" to Cap 30th Anniversary Season at New York's Madison Square Garden
The shows will tape on March 15, 16, 18 & 19 and will be broadcast nationally in May 2013.

[05/23/12 - 03:00 PM]
New Season of "So You Think You Can Dance" Swings Into Auditions in Dallas and New York on a Special Premiere Night Thursday, May 24, on FOX
New this season: two contestants - one guy and one girl - will win the competition!

[05/23/12 - 02:36 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" and "The Devils Ride" Once Again #1 and #2 for Men on Tuesday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 22.

[05/23/12 - 02:11 PM]
MTV2's Premiere of "Hip Hop Squares" Delivers Highest Rated and Most Watched Original Series Debut Ever
MTV2 spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 22.

[05/23/12 - 01:09 PM]
Disney Channel Original Movie "Let It Shine" Premieres Friday, June 15
Plus: watch the trailer for the film, a contemporary take on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story.

[05/23/12 - 12:30 PM]
"The 46th Annual CMA Awards" to Be Broadcast Live November 1 on the ABC Television Network
Plus: "CMA Country Christmas" will tape on November 3 to broadcast during the holiday season.

[05/23/12 - 11:02 AM]
VH1's "Basketball Wives" Suit Up for the Season Four Finale and Reunion Special
Said finale airs Monday, May 28 followed by the two-part reunion special on Monday, June 4 and Monday, June 11.

[05/23/12 - 11:01 AM]
Sundance Channel and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Partner for Launch of Docu-Series "Push Girls"
The 14-part series "traces the lives of four dynamic, outspoken and beautiful women living in Hollywood who, by accident or illness, are living with paralysis from the neck or the waist down."

[05/23/12 - 10:31 AM]
The Nation's Bravest Pilots Are Back as "Flying Wild Alaska" Returns for a Third Season Friday, June 8 on Discovery Channel
In the new season, the Twetos and Era Alaska's skilled pilots operate in the worst weather Alaska has seen in decades.

[05/23/12 - 10:23 AM]
Showtime(R) Launches "Best in Sho" Free Preview Weekend Campaign Targeting Voters for 2012 Primetime Emmys(R)
Said preview will be accessible to over 20 million homes, in New York and Los Angeles through Time Warner Cable, and nationwide via DirecTV.

[05/23/12 - 10:21 AM]
ABC Family Challenges Fans to Bring Their "A" Game as They Gear Up for a New Season of the Hit Original Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In the game, fans must find hidden rebus pieces scattered across popular websites and use them to unlock a secret password.

[05/23/12 - 10:18 AM]
Interview: "The Middle" Co-Star Patricia Heaton
The actress recently received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

[05/23/12 - 09:50 AM]
Students to Make History in the First-Ever National History Bee Competition
Al Roker will serve as the moderator during the two-hour special, premiering Friday, June 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/23/12 - 09:01 AM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama for a Second Guest Appearance on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
Mrs. Obama made her initial appearance on "The Daily Show" on October 8, 2008.

[05/23/12 - 08:48 AM]
Hitting Season Highs on the Night, ABC's "Dancing" Finale Tops the Tuesday "Idol" Finale by Over 3 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 22.

[05/23/12 - 08:47 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Special Gives FOX Best Tuesday Since February
Plus: "Dancing With the Stars" closes its season with its lowest rated finale to date.

[05/23/12 - 08:21 AM]
Spike TV to Air "Band of Brothers" Marathon on Memorial Day
Plus: viewers can post personal comments and thoughts via Spike's Facebook page that will be streamed live on-screen honoring our brave soldiers.

[05/23/12 - 08:14 AM]
The "2012 CMT Music Awards" Stage Heats Up With More Performers
Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Hank Williams, Jr. are the latest bound for the June 6 event.

[05/23/12 - 08:12 AM]
Bravo Media Launches Third Annual "Summer by Bravo" Brand Campaign Starring Over 30 Bravolebrities... and One Dog
Upcoming premieres include "Gallery Girls" and "Love Broker" plus season four of "Top Chef Masters."

[05/23/12 - 07:26 AM]
The Huffington Post Media Group Partners with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Launch Oprah Winfrey Section on HuffingtonPost.com This August
The special section on the website will feature content created and curated by writers and producers from OWN and Oprah.com specifically for The Huffington Post.

[05/23/12 - 07:22 AM]
TBS and Facebook Announce New Distribution Partnership for DumbDumb Digital Comedy Shorts
The initial agreement calls for DumbDumb to produce up to six short-form comedy videos for TBS.com, each featuring a sponsor's brand integration.

[05/23/12 - 07:17 AM]
NBCUniversal to Provide Unprecedented Coverage of 2012 London Olympics
NBC and its subsidiaries will broadcast a record 5,535 hours of coverage.

[05/22/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 22
Updates include: quartet to depart NBC's "Smash"; Mark Hudis to succeed Alan Ball on HBO's "True Blood"; and Gillian Zinser won't return as regular on The CW's "90210."

[05/22/12 - 05:32 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Lakers/Thunder Huge for TNT
Plus: numbers for TLC's "I Cloned My Pet 2," Oxygen's "Tanisha Gets Married" and Disney XD's "Motorcity."

[05/22/12 - 05:27 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Spurs/Clippers Best "Thrones," "Kardashians"
Plus: numbers for G4's "American Ninja Warrior," Comedy Central's "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious" and Food Network's "Mystery Diners."

[05/22/12 - 03:49 PM]
Meryl Streep To Present Shirley MacLaine With Prestigious American Film Institute Life Achievement Award At "TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine"
The event will premiere Sunday, June 24 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[05/22/12 - 02:54 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to Fox in the 2012 May Sweep in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period and the season to date.

[05/22/12 - 02:31 PM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Rising "American Idol" Propels Network to Another Weekly Victory
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 02:21 PM]
Bryant Gumbel, Neil Patrick Harris & Andy Samberg to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of June 4 - 8, 2012
Upcoming guests include Gavin DeGraw, Jenny McCarthy, Julianne Hough, Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock and Patrick Duffy.

[05/22/12 - 02:13 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Surges With NBA Doubleheader
Plus: numbers for Disney's "Tron: Uprising - Beck's Beginning" and Animal Planet's "Whale Wars: Viking Shores."

[05/22/12 - 02:08 PM]
"Flying Wild Alaska" Season 3 Premieres Friday, June 8 on Discovery
The series - featuring Alaska's largest regional airline, Era Alaska - will once again air Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/12 - 01:54 PM]
Scripps Unveils Strategy to Take More Control of Its Programming - Two New Shows to Debut This Fall
Game show "Let's Ask America" and news magazine "The List" will both launch Monday, September 17 in seven of the company's 13 television markets.

[05/22/12 - 01:31 PM]
The Highest Grossing Movie Actor Of All Time Samuel L. Jackson Set To Host The "BET Awards 12"
This year's event airs live from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/22/12 - 12:57 PM]
CBS Wins the 2011-2012 Season in Viewers by the Largest Margin of Victory by Any Network in 23 Years
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20 and the season to date.

[05/22/12 - 12:34 PM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "America's Got Talent" Leads Network's Primetime Week of May 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 12:26 PM]
E! Renews Contract With Giuliana Rancic
In addition, E! will have "first look" rights to Rancic's ideas for series, specials and other broadcast projects.

[05/22/12 - 12:17 PM]
Travel Channel Partners with the National Park Foundation To Celebrate America's National Parks as Part of the Network's "Destination Summer" Initiative
Plus: look for numerous series and specials spotlighting America's national parks beginning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

[05/22/12 - 11:59 AM]
Video: Syfy and Trion Release Defiance(TM) "Making Of" Video
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray and Tony Curran star in the upcoming original series.

[05/22/12 - 11:44 AM]
Chris Cowan Joins BermanBraun to Lead Unscripted Television and Digital Video
Cowan is a former principal of Rocket Science Laboratories and Angel City Factory.

[05/22/12 - 11:38 AM]
truTV greenlights Second Season of "South Beach Tow" as Hit Series Prepares for Wednesday Night's Season Finale
The finale will air tomorrow night at 9:30/8:30c, while new episodes are slated to begin in early fall.

[05/22/12 - 11:07 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT Tops the Charts for the Third Consecutive Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 11:06 AM]
G4's Sunday Premiere of "American Ninja Warrior 4" Posts Growth Over Last Season's Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21.

[05/22/12 - 11:01 AM]
Hit HBO Series "True Blood" Kicks Off Fifth Season June 10
New cast members this season include Scott Foley, Christopher Meloni, Valentina Cervi and Lucy Griffiths.

[05/22/12 - 10:29 AM]
Animal Planet's "Louisiana Lockdown" Breaks Through the Walls of the "Alcatraz of the South"
The series, set at one of the country's largest maximum-security penitentiaries, premieres Friday, June 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/12 - 10:23 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 5 of the Top 20 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.







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[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Leads Its 7th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 with the Top 3 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/23/15 - 06:29 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 49 Percent Audience Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/22/15 - 01:09 PM]
First Look Images: FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Get your first look at Sarah Paulson, Billy Magnussen, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney Vance in the limited series, due in early 2016.

[05/22/15 - 11:02 AM]
"The Bastard Executioner" Swings Into Action This Fall on FX
Kurt Sutter's new series is billed as "a gripping and brutal journey through the Late Middle Ages."

[05/22/15 - 10:54 AM]
First Look Image: Danny Trejo as "The Regulator" on El Rey Network/Miramax's 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

[05/22/15 - 10:32 AM]
NBC's Star-Studded Inaugural Charity Event "Red Nose Day" Raises Over $21 Million to Help Lift Children and Young People Out of Poverty
Julia Roberts, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, Neill Patrick Harris, Richard Gere, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Pharell, Coldplay, One Direction and Zac Efron were just a few of the many celebrities appearing in the three-hour entertainment event.

[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Power CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
"The Big Bang Theory" is the evening's top show in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 06:42 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Six New Series
After delivering 11 consecutive months of ratings growth, top 10 cable network HGTV, along with its sister network, DIY Network, have confirmed production orders for six new series.

[05/22/15 - 06:02 AM]
Netflix Announces "A Very Murray Christmas"
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, the special is an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City.