[wednesday, october 24, 2012]    
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[10/24/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 24
Updates include: Ming-Na Wen boards ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D."; Greg Kinnear-led "Rake" import lands at FOX; and Zach Braff to develop a new comedy at ABC.

[10/24/12 - 04:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FX, "Sons of Anarchy" Reclaim Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Hot Set," OWN's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and MTV's "Underemployed."

[10/24/12 - 04:24 PM]
It's a Skele-ton of Laughs When Stars from FOX's Halloween-Themed Tuesday Night Comedies Tweet Along Tuesday, October 30
Martha Plimpton, Dakota Johnson, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, Mindy Kaling and Ike Barinholtz are among the participants.

[10/24/12 - 02:47 PM]
ABC Family Begins Production on Drama Pilot "Socio" Starring Avan Jogia and Denise Richards
Plus: Sam Robards, Kathy Najimy and Grey Damon will join the previously cast Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury and Kimberly Quinn.

[10/24/12 - 02:26 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars'" Special Is ABC Family's #1 "13 Nights of Halloween" Telecast Ever
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 02:03 PM]
Ratings Extra: CBS's 8:00-10:00 PM Dramas Get Tuesday's Last Laugh
CBS further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 01:41 PM]
Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes and Keith Urban to Perform on "The 46th Annual CMA Awards," November 1 on ABC
Plus: Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Sugarland and The Band Perry announced as first wave of presenters.

[10/24/12 - 01:05 PM]
Former White House Staffers Reveal a Rare Behind the Scenes View of Presidential Transitions in "Flipping the White House"
The one-hour special premieres this Sunday, October 28 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery.

[10/24/12 - 12:47 PM]
Multi Platinum Superstar Justin Bieber Joins Oprah Winfrey for First-Ever Global "Oprah's Next Chapter" Airing in More Than 100 Countries Worldwide
The interview first premieres on Sunday, November 25 at 9:00/8:00c on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

[10/24/12 - 12:25 PM]
Men's College Basketball Schedule Tips Off with 350 Non-Conference Games
The networks of ESPN detail their schedules for the upcoming season.

[10/24/12 - 11:45 AM]
Comedy Central and Google Partner for "Indecision 2012 Caption Challenge"
The new feature will allow visitors to create their own memes and share them with one click on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

[10/24/12 - 11:26 AM]
"America's Doomsday Plan" Special Airs on Sunday, November 4 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery
The one-hour special goes "behind the scenes to reveal the secret plans and facilities standing by, 24/7, to ensure the homeland survives disaster."

[10/24/12 - 11:25 AM]
TNT Gears Up for Halloween with 24-Hour "Supernatural" Marathon, Beginning Saturday, Oct. 27, at Noon
The marathon will "tingle viewers' spines with 24 of the scariest, creepiest episodes from the show's first six seasons."

[10/24/12 - 11:23 AM]
WWE(R) "SuperSmackDown Live," on Syfy November 6
The special will encore in "SmackDown's" regular time slot on Friday, November 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/24/12 - 11:21 AM]
All-New Season of Competition Series "BBQ Pitmasters" Returns November 17 on Destination America
Plus: look for the new special "Ultimate Barbeque Showdown" on Saturday, December 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/24/12 - 11:09 AM]
MTV's "Snooki & JWOWW" Gets Ready for a Tuesday Night Takeover with the Season Two Premiere on January 8, 2013
The series returns for a 12-episode season, expanding to a one-hour format.

[10/24/12 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Become Part of "The Following," Premiering January 21 at 9/8c on FOX!
Watch the first message from serial killer Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy.

[10/24/12 - 10:42 AM]
EPIX Celebrates Halloween with Scarytale Theater Hosted by "The Amazing Savini"
The night of horror anthology films includes "Black Sabbath," "Tales of Terror" and "The Theatre Bizarre."

[10/24/12 - 10:41 AM]
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park to Perform on "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performer Christina Aguilera on this year's show, airing Sunday, November 18 on ABC.

[10/24/12 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming
The Alphabet details its programming highlights for the coming month (SPOILERS!).

[10/24/12 - 10:21 AM]
New Mini-Series Gets "Real" on Showtime - "Reality Show" Premieres November 1st on Showtime
The series follows Mickey Wagner (Adam Rifkin), "a down on his luck reality show producer, as he crafts a sensational comeback."

[10/24/12 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Announces Winter Premiere Dates
Look for "The Following" on Monday, January 21; "Touch" on Friday, February 1; and "American Idol" on Wednesday, January 16.

[10/24/12 - 09:31 AM]
Oxygen's Ratings Continue to Grow on Monday Night as New Docu-Series "My Shopping Addiction" Earns 765,000 Total Viewers, Up Double-Digits
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 09:26 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Topping the Combined Total Audience of ABC, NBC and FOX
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 09:21 AM]
Encore Aims to Cure Tryptophan Symptoms This Thanksgiving with Two Special Marathons and the Western Classic "Lonesome Dove"
Said stunts include "Tuneful Thanksgiving Marathon" on Encore Love and "Sci-Fi Invasion" on Encore Action.

[10/24/12 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Scores its Best Numbers with Comedy Programming in the 9pm Hour Since 2009
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 09:16 AM]
Comcast and The CW Network Bring The CW's Primetime Lineup to Xfinity On Demand
Effective tomorrow, customers can watch the four most-recent episodes from each CW series.

[10/24/12 - 08:54 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 for the Night in Adults 18-49; "Parenthood" Is the #1 Drama in Its Time Period
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/24/12 - 08:44 AM]
NYC & Company, New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Central Announce More Events for Comedy Week, November 5-11
"Key & Peele" will provide an evening of laughs in their first live show in New York City at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

[10/24/12 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demos; CBS Dominates Total Viewers
The Eye serves up twice the average audience of the Peacock.

[10/24/12 - 07:48 AM]
Syfy and NYC & Company Announce Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest Free Events at Flatiron Plaza, October 26-28
Events named after popular Syfy shows will be offered during the three-day celebration.

[10/24/12 - 07:45 AM]
VH1 Counts Down the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Catherine Reitman hosts the four-night event, premiering Thursday, November 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/24/12 - 07:13 AM]
Careers Thrive. Can the Duo Survive? WE tv's "Mary Mary" Returns for Season 2 on Thursday, December 6 at a Special Time 10PM ET/PT
The series then will air regularly on Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning December 13.

[10/23/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 23
Update include: "The Hangover" screenwriters book comedy at ABC; David Conrad joins Lifetime's "Secret Lives of Wives"; and documentarian Joe Berlinger lands drama at FOX.

[10/23/12 - 10:34 PM]
"The X Factor" Judges Choose a Sweet 16
All 16 acts will perform on a special live two-and-a-half hour event, airing Thursday, November 1.

[10/23/12 - 05:03 PM]
FOX Sports' 15th Fall Classic Features Giants & Tigers in First World Series Meeting
Coverage of begins Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30/6:30c live from AT&T Park in San Francisco.

[10/23/12 - 04:17 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Presidential Debate Tops Viewers, "Monday Night Football" Wins Demo Race
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Vegas Strip," Disney XD's "Crash & Bernstein" and MTV's "The Inbetweeners."

[10/23/12 - 03:17 PM]
ESPN and "Monday Night Football" Win the Night among All Key Male Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 22.

[10/23/12 - 03:11 PM]
The CW November Sweep Highlights
The netlet details its lineup for Thursday, October 25 through Tuesday, November 20 (SPOILERS!).

[10/23/12 - 02:31 PM]
NBC News Is #1 Across the Board for Final 2012 Presidential Debate
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 22.

[10/23/12 - 02:27 PM]
Grammy Award-Winning Producer will.i.am to Remix the Iconic "Entertainment Tonight" Theme Song
The updated version of the composition will have "a new bass line, vocals and added electronic elements to reflect today's popular dance music."

[10/23/12 - 01:30 PM]
ESPN's College Football Schedule This Week: No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma & No. 11 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama in Prime Time
The networks of ESPN detail their schedules for the coming weekend.

[10/23/12 - 01:24 PM]
NLCS Game 7 on FOX is Highest-Rated & Most-Watched Playoff Game of 2012 Postseason
FOX spins the numbers for Monday, October 22.

[10/23/12 - 12:48 PM]
TNT Tips Off 2012-13 NBA Season with Blockbuster Doubleheaders Tuesday, Oct. 30, & Thursday, Nov. 1
October 30 will feature the Miami Heat hosting the Boston Celtics at 8:00/7:00c followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers.

[10/23/12 - 12:41 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "The Walking Dead" Once Again Devours the Competition
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars," E!'s "The Soup Presents" and History's "Outback Hunters."

[10/23/12 - 12:39 PM]
MTV Sits Down with President Obama for Live 30-Minute Special Airing Friday, October 26 at 5:00 P.M.
The half-hour special will feature MTV News Correspondents Sway Calloway and Andrew Jenks.

[10/23/12 - 12:36 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Alabama/Tennessee Coverage Puts ESPN on Top
Plus: numbers for HBO's "The Girl," Nickelodeon's "How to Rock" and OWN's "Iyanla, Fix My Life."

[10/23/12 - 12:26 PM]
Larenz Tate & Nia Long Step Into the "House of Lies"
Tate will play Marty's younger, less-ambitious, activist brother with Long as a fellow consultant and former classmate of Marty's.

[10/23/12 - 12:08 PM]
Country Music Superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to Perform Solo and As Part of a Special Tribute to Music Legend Willie Nelson, on "The 46th Annual CMA Awards" on ABC
Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton will also take part in the special musical tribute.

[10/23/12 - 12:00 PM]
It's "Bravo's Big Premiere Week," Featuring Five New and Returning Series Kicking Off November 4
Plus: for six weeks, "Watch What Happens Live" moves to its new time slot, 11:30/10:30c, on Wednesdays.

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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."