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[10/11/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 11
Updates include: TNT cancels "The Great Escape"; Michael Bolton to star in potential ABC comedy; and Carlton Cuse to develop "The Sixth Gun" at NBC.

[10/11/12 - 04:19 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty," MLB Division Series Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Ted Nugent's Gun Country," TLC's "Half-Ton Killer?" and more!

[10/11/12 - 03:33 PM]
Following the Premiere of ABC's New Drama "Nashville," Original Single "If I Didn't Know Better" Is Currently in the Top 10 on iTunes' Country Chart
"If I Didn't Know Better," written by songwriters John Paul White and Arum Rae, has hit #5 on the iTunes Country Chart.

[10/11/12 - 01:58 PM]
USA Network's Denis Leary Comedy Pilot "Sirens" Sets Cast, Director and Production Start in Chicago
The cast includes Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Jessica McNamee and Kevin Bigley.

[10/11/12 - 01:26 PM]
See How Jane Met Lisbon and the Rest of the CBI Team for the First Time, on the 100th Episode of "The Mentalist," Sunday, Oct. 28
Gregory Itzin and Polly Walker guest star in the anniversary installment.

[10/11/12 - 01:07 PM]
Dying Man Offers Body to Become a Mummy on "Curiosity" - Sunday, Oct. 21 on Discovery Channel
"I Was Mummified" marks the third installment of the show's second season.

[10/11/12 - 12:23 PM]
NBC Stirs Up Creepy Cauldron for Halloween with a Fright Night Featuring One-Hour PIlot of "Mockingbird Lane" Leading Into Haunting Episode of "Grimm" on October 26
Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard co-star in the pilot, from writer Bryan Fuller and director Bryan Singer.

[10/11/12 - 12:10 PM]
Spike TV Announces All-Star Lineup For Eddie Murphy Special
On tap are Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Martin Lawrence.

[10/11/12 - 11:34 AM]
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" Hunts Down Record Audiences - 3.8 Million Viewers Flock to the Second Season Premiere
A&E spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 10:53 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Additional Talent for "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs"
New additions include Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Matthews, Paula Deen, Steve Schirripa and "Jersey Shore" stars Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola.

[10/11/12 - 10:36 AM]
Live Twitter Chat with "Once Upon a Time" Guest Star Sinqua Walls Set to Take Place on Sunday, October 14
Walls will be up on Twitter at @sinquawalls during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[10/11/12 - 10:28 AM]
Lifetime Unveils Major Star-Studded Holiday Movie Slate "It's a Wonderful Lifetime"
On tap are 10 original movies featuring the likes of David Hasselhoff, Mira Sorvino, Haylie Duff, Ralph Macchio, Lea Thompson, Marilu Henner and Harry Hamlin.

[10/11/12 - 10:26 AM]
Discovery Channel Seeks to Unlock the Truth Behind Conspiracy Theories with "Secrets of Secret Societies"
The one-hour special premieres this Sunday, October 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[10/11/12 - 10:02 AM]
"The Mentalist" Nemesis "Red John" Takes Spotlight In All-Day Marathon Monday, Oct. 22, on TNT
The 11-hour marathon - beginning at Noon (ET/PT) - will open with the pilot episode.

[10/11/12 - 09:54 AM]
ESPN Announces Oklahoma State-Mississippi State Football Game at Reliant Stadium in 2013
The game is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.

[10/11/12 - 09:36 AM]
CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers; "CSI" Gains in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 09:14 AM]
VH1 Bets on Love with the Premiere of "Marrying the Game" on November 19 at 9:30PM ET/PT
The series follows rapper Jayceon Taylor - better known as "The Game" - and Tiffney Cambridge as they prepare to walk down the aisle.

[10/11/12 - 09:07 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Improves on NBC's Averages in the Slot Last Season by 19% in 18-49, Builds on Its Lead-In by 6%
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 09:00 AM]
"The Hour" Returns Plus "Graham Norton" and "Top Gear" Take on James Bond in November on BBC America
Plus: look for the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Sunday, November 11 at 8:007:00c.

[10/11/12 - 08:45 AM]
"Arrow" Most Watched CW Show, Most Watched Premiere in 3 Years
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Tops Demos But FOX Wins the Night
Plus: ABC's "Nashville" opens ahead of "CSI" on CBS and "Chicago Fire" on NBC.

[10/11/12 - 08:31 AM]
"Nashville" Opens at #1 and is ABC's Top Drama Debut Since "Once Upon a Time"
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 10.

[10/11/12 - 08:17 AM]
TLC Weds New Series and Specials from Coast to Coast for Its November Bridal Programming
"Bada Bling Brides," "Jersey Brides" and "Along for the Bride" will join the previously announced "Brides of Beverly Hills."

[10/11/12 - 06:30 AM]
Frank Caliendo to Contribute to ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown"
His first appearance is this Sunday, October 16 (10 a.m. ET) when he joins Chris Berman and company at the ESPN studios in Bristol.

[10/11/12 - 06:22 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) and CBS Sports Collaborate on Production of "LT: The Life and Times," a Documentary on Life and Career of Lawrence Taylor
The film, due in early 2013, comes from the Emmy-winning production team from "A Game of Honor."

[10/11/12 - 06:01 AM]
MTV Expands Hip Hop Programming Across All Screens and Aligns Content Under MTV Jams Brand
Highlights include a new weekly series on MTV2 called "The Week in Jams" debuting on Sunday, October 28.

[10/10/12 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 10
Updates include: Jesse L. Martin, James Tupper join NBC's "Secret Lives"; and Eric Dane to star in "The Last Ship," Jon Tenney tapped for "King & Maxwell," both at TNT.

[10/10/12 - 10:05 PM]
Only 24 Acts Remain on "The X Factor"; Judges Assigned Categories
Simon Cowell will mentor the groups, Demi Lovato the young adults, L.A. Reid the over 25s and Britney Spears the teens.

[10/10/12 - 04:52 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MLB Playoffs, BET Hip Hop Awards No Match for "Anarchy"
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," Spike TV's "Ink Master" and ESPN's "30 for 30."

[10/10/12 - 03:19 PM]
NBC Punches Up "Knockout" Rounds of "The Voice" to Air in Two-Hour Original Episodes on Back-to-Back Nights on October 29-30 for Four Hours
"Go On" and "The New Normal" will be broadcast one hour later than usual (10-11 p.m. ET) on October 30.

[10/10/12 - 01:20 PM]
Disney Channel to Premiere Third Season of Top Rated Dance Sitcom "Shake It Up" on Sunday, October 14
Upcoming guests include Tyra Banks, Alfonso Ribeiro and Leo Howard.

[10/10/12 - 01:16 PM]
E!'s "The Soup" and "Fashion Police" Celebrate the Year's Scariest Month with a Series of Special Episodes Airing Throughout October
Highlights include "The Goodest Moments of Redneck Shows" on Sunday, October 21 at 10:30/9:30c.

[10/10/12 - 01:13 PM]
ABC Family Announces the Final Season of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Plus: Chaz Bono, Danica McKellar, Diane Farr, Beverley Mitchell and Kathy Kinney to guest on the show's remaining episodes.

[10/10/12 - 01:04 PM]
ESPN to Show 43 International Matches Friday and Tuesday
The network will present 43 live matches, 42 of which are 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying contests, on Friday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 16.

[10/10/12 - 11:57 AM]
ABC News' and Univision News' Multiplatform News and Lifestyle Network for U.S. Hispanics to Be Based in Miami, Florida
The new company "will be dedicated to informing, empowering and inspiring Hispanic Americans in English while providing all audiences uncompromising coverage of current events with a unique perspective."

[10/10/12 - 11:27 AM]
CBS Pulls "Made in Jersey"; "Undercover Boss" Returns Friday, November 2
"CSI: NY" will move to 9:00/8:00c to make room for the show's fourth season.

[10/10/12 - 11:18 AM]
NBC to Fill Friday, 8:00/7:00c Slot with "The Voice," "Grimm" Repeats
Look for a rebroadcast of "The Voice" this Friday, October 12 and a repeat of "Grimm" on Friday, October 19.

[10/10/12 - 10:33 AM]
Lifetime Renews Hit Docuseries "Dance Moms" for Third Season
The cable channel has ordered 26 all-new hour-long episodes of the series, which will return next year.

[10/10/12 - 10:12 AM]
E!(R) Turns Heads by Adding HairUWear(R)'s Hairdo Hair Extensions to Its Popular Line of E! Live from the Red Carpet(TM) Consumer Products
"E! Live From the Red Carpet(TM) Hairdo Extension Collection" is designed by celebrity stylist Ken Paves.

[10/10/12 - 10:07 AM]
NBC Partners with Telemundo, mun2 and Universal Studios Hollywood as "Grimm" Takes on the Haunting Latin American Legend "La Llorona"
The episode, featuring Kate del Castillo, is inspired by the haunting Latin American legend of the same name and will be broadcast in Spanish on Telemundo.

[10/10/12 - 09:19 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Arrow" Co-Star Stephen Amell
Check out part three of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/10/12 - 09:18 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Arrow" Co-Star Colin Donnell
Check out part two of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/10/12 - 09:17 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Arrow" Co-Star Jessica De Gouw
Check out part one of our three-part visit with the cast of The CW series.

[10/10/12 - 09:11 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 25-54; "NCIS" Tops Night
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/10/12 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Wins Three Consecutive Nights in 18-49 for the First Time Since December 2010
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/10/12 - 08:57 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" is the Week's No. 2 Syndicated Talker in Households and Total Viewers for the 2nd Consecutive Week
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 24-28.

[10/10/12 - 08:56 AM]
USA Network Fan Favorite "Psych" Season Seven Premiere Set for Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c
This season, the series will celebrate its landmark 100th episode and unveil the long-awaited two-hour musical.

[10/10/12 - 08:55 AM]
"Katie" Leads the Pack for the 3rd Consecutive Week Among All Freshman and Sophomore Syndicated Talk Shows
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 24-28.

[10/10/12 - 08:44 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: The Results" Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Key Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/10/12 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Pulls NBC in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Peacock's lineup takes a big jump from last week's recap special-driven numbers.







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[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."

[09/17/14 - 06:15 AM]
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Returns to CBS, Tuesday, Dec. 9 on the CBS Television Network
The show, seen in approximately 200 countries, will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show.

[09/17/14 - 06:05 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" Unwraps Blockbuster Holiday Schedule
The 24/7 holiday schedule will also feature the world premiere of two brand-new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries originals, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" and "The Christmas Secret."

[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
"It's hard to be shocked in my line of work, but I'm continually amazed at how revealing the contestants on the show have been," says Springer.

[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.