[friday, october 19, 2012]    
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[10/19/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 19
Updates include: Craig Robinson to star in potential NBC comedy; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Ken Mok to executive produce FOX's "Scarlatti."

[10/19/12 - 06:20 PM]
Rhimes Confirms "Private Practice" End; ABC Extends Returning Quartet
"Grey's Anatomy," "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Castle" all get expanded orders.

[10/19/12 - 04:53 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Triumphs Over "Jersey Shore"
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Ethel," History's "Lost Magic Decoded" and Lifetime's "Project Runway."

[10/19/12 - 03:45 PM]
"Mindy Project," "Raising Hope" Get Two More Episodes; "Last Resort," "666 Park Avenue" Two More Scripts
Both FOX comedies will produce 24 episodes this season.

[10/19/12 - 03:32 PM]
E!'s "Chelsea Lately" Scores Big in Its First Week at the Show's New Home at Stage 1 at Universal Studios
E! spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 15-18.

[10/19/12 - 02:55 PM]
Great Thursday Night for FX's Comedy Block in Key Demos
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 01:56 PM]
"Thursday Night Football's" Seahawks-49ers Most Watched Show on Cable & Most Watched Sporting Event on Television
NFL Network spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 01:28 PM]
Live Twitter Chat with "Private Practice" Star KaDee Strickland to Take Place on Tuesday, October 23
She will be up on Twitter at @KaDeeStrick during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[10/19/12 - 01:27 PM]
Live Twitter Chat with "666 Park Avenue's" Dave Annable, Sunday, October 21
He will be up on Twitter at @DaveAnnable10 during the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[10/19/12 - 01:08 PM]
"Big Bang Theory" and "Elementary" Soar in Live+3 Day Playback
CBS further spins the numbers for September 24-October 14.

[10/19/12 - 12:18 PM]
Four Games of American League Championship Series on TBS Average More Than 5.9 Million Total Viewers, Up 28 Percent vs. 2011
TBS spins the numbers for its post-season coverage to date.

[10/19/12 - 11:50 AM]
ABC Says "Trick or Tweet!" Join Stars from ABC's Hit Shows as They Live Tweet During Halloween-Inspired Episodes Starting Wednesday, October 24
All week long fans of ABC primetime shows will be able to join in conversations with talent and other fans.

[10/19/12 - 11:49 AM]
ABC's Halloween Celebration Kicks Off October 24!
"The Middle," "The Neighbors," "Modern Family" and "Suburgatory" will all offer up Halloween-themed installments on said date.

[10/19/12 - 11:27 AM]
Vote FOX This November - Poll-Topping Television Events Include Major League Baseball World Series Games
FOX details its November sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[10/19/12 - 10:50 AM]
GSN Announces Champions of "The American Bible Challenge"
Plus: casting information for season two is now available on GSNTV.com.

[10/19/12 - 10:01 AM]
All-New Episodes of "Raising Hope," "Ben and Kate," "New Girl" and "The X Factor" Air Tuesday, October 23 on FOX
"The X Factor" will now air as a one-hour special at 9:30/8:30c on said night.

[10/19/12 - 09:29 AM]
"Two and a Half Men" Hits Season Highs in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 08:54 AM]
ABC's "Last Resort" Grows Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 08:47 AM]
"Up All Night" Jumps Week to Week by 27% in 18-49, "The Office" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since September 20
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 08:43 AM]
"The Vampire Diaries" Is Up in Viewers and Key Demos Versus the Series' Second Episode a Year Ago
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 08:27 AM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Stars Tyler Blackburn and Keegan Allen Will Answer Fans Questions When ABC Family Hosts a Live-Streaming Event on Monday, October 22nd at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET
Said duo will "discuss the explosive summer finale, tease the highly anticipated Halloween episode and answer questions directly from fans."

[10/19/12 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Men," "Bang" Surge as CBS Tops Viewers, Demos
Plus: The CW's "Beauty and the Beast" take a huge dip in its second week.

[10/18/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 18
Updates include: Brendan Fraser to star in TNT's "Legends"; FOX casts Andy Samberg in comedy pilot; and Bob Daily to import the U.K.'s "Rev" at ABC.

[10/18/12 - 07:37 PM]
Winner Named of "Project Runway's" 10th Anniversary Season
Lifetime details the winner of the reality franchise's latest installment.

[10/18/12 - 04:30 PM]
"The Real Exorcist" to Premiere on Lifetime on Halloween Night - Wednesday, October 31st at 11pm ET/PT
The unscripted series follows Reverend Bob Larson as he attempts to "cure" the possessed.

[10/18/12 - 04:28 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty," "American Horror Story" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "My Life Is a Lifetime Movie," Discovery's "Osama bin Laden: The Finish" and TLC's "My Giant Face Tumor."

[10/18/12 - 04:00 PM]
BBC America Renews "Copper" Ahead of Sunday's Season One Finale
The channel has re-commissioned the drama with an increased order of 13 episodes from Cineflix Studios.

[10/18/12 - 02:29 PM]
"Outback Hunters" on History(R) - New Series, from the Creative Team That Made "Swamp People" a Viewer Favorite, Premieres This Sunday, Oct. 21, 10pm
The newcomer "takes viewers Down Under to an untamed frontier where crocs outnumber people three to one and it's never entirely clear who is the hunter and who is the hunted."

[10/18/12 - 02:00 PM]
"Witness," a Groundbreaking Series of Four Documentaries from Michael Mann and David Frankham, Immerses Us in Conflict Zones with the Current Generation of War Photographers When It Debuts Nov. 5, Exclusively on HBO
Juarez, Libya, South Sudan and Rio are among the featured locales.

[10/18/12 - 01:31 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with a New Special from Nickelodeon, "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," Friday, Nov. 23
John Goodman lends his voice to Santa Claus in this special.

[10/18/12 - 01:29 PM]
Travel Channel Inks Deal with Rock Star Bret Michaels to Host New Original Series "Rock My RV" and Greenlights Production to Begin in November
The series, from BCII Productions, is slated to premiere in 2013.

[10/18/12 - 12:22 PM]
"Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Generate #1 Finishes for the Week of Oct. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 8-12.

[10/18/12 - 12:02 PM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Returns for an Intense Third Season with Chelsea, Jenelle, Kailyn and Leah on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Teen Mom 2" returns to air as teen pregnancy and teen birth rates in the U.S. are at historic lows, following impressive declines in recent years.

[10/18/12 - 11:47 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Curiosity" Conducts Experiment to See If Ordinary Citizens Can Be Brainwashed to Carry Out Assassination
Said installment airs Sunday, October 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[10/18/12 - 11:41 AM]
Comedy Central Announces the Premiere of "30 Seconds Over Washington" Starring Comedian Kyle Kinane
The brand's newest digital series is a revamp of the HBO original and interstitial programming starring Bill Maher and Dennis Miller, which premiered prior to the 1996 elections.

[10/18/12 - 11:25 AM]
NBC's "Whitney" Returns for Second-Season Premiere on Wednesday, November 14
The second-year comedy series will replace "Animal Practice" on Wednesday nights at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/12 - 11:00 AM]
New Cinemax Action Series "Banshee," from a Team Including Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, to Debut Jan. 11
Antony Starr stars as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa.

[10/18/12 - 10:42 AM]
Insane Start for "American Horror Story: Asylum" - 2.78 Million Adults 18-49, 3.85 Million Total Viewers
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 10:32 AM]
ESPN's Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose Join "Kia NBA Countdown"
They'll join NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Michael Wilbon.

[10/18/12 - 10:29 AM]
Black Eyed Peas Superstar Fergie Opens Up to Oprah Winfrey About Her Life Beyond the Stage and Overcoming Obstacles on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, Oct. 21
In an exclusive interview Fergie talks about her life beyond the stage, and isjoined by her family and husband, actor Josh Duhamel.

[10/18/12 - 09:42 AM]
HGTV Announces Renewals of "Home Strange Home," "Extreme Homes," and "You Live in What"
All three series are due back with eight new one-hour episodes.

[10/18/12 - 09:24 AM]
The Hub TV Network Premieres New Animated Series "Littlest Pet Shop" and Launches New Season of Pop Culture Phenomenon "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic"
Both series return Saturday, November 10 with all-new back-to-back episodes.

[10/18/12 - 09:21 AM]
Ovation Invites Families to a Feast of Delicious Holiday Programming
Highlights include the two-hour documentary special "A Snow White Christmas: Opening Night" on Thanksgiving, November 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/12 - 09:17 AM]
"CSI" and "Survivor" Sweep Time Periods; CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's #1 Show/"Suburgatory" Opens to 9-Month Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:38 AM]
"Arrow" Keeps Its Aim, Stays Steady in All Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:37 AM]
"Guys With Kids" Builds on Its Lead-In with Four of Four Telecasts in Its Slot, Only 8:30 Comedy to Do It Once
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 17.

[10/18/12 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Slips Past ABC to Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: "Chicago Fire" and "Nashville" dip by more than 20% in their second weeks.

[10/18/12 - 08:03 AM]
Syfy Premieres Competition Series "Viral Video Showdown" from the Producer of "Jersey Shore" - SallyAnn Salsano & 495 Productions
Adam Sessler, Brittani Taylor and Sandeep Parikh will serve as judges alongside host Kevin Pereira.

[10/18/12 - 08:02 AM]
Syfy's Hit "Total Blackout" - Channel's Most Watched New Series of Year - Returns for Second Season Beginning Tuesday, October 30 at 10PM
Jaleel White hosts the series, which was previously slated to return on Tuesday, November 13.

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[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."