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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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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.