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[10/31/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 31
Updates include: Nicholas Sparks lands three cable dramas; Michael Tolkin to pen "Hollywood & Vines" at ABC; and Taylor Sheridan brings "Olympus" to FOX.

[10/31/12 - 06:27 PM]
"Six Little McGhees" Premieres Saturday, December 15 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The newcomer will launch immediately following the season finale of "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's."

[10/31/12 - 05:33 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere "Teenage Bank Heist" on Nov. 9
Maeve Quinlin, Abbie Cobb, Rosa Blasi and Cassi Thomson co-star in the project.

[10/31/12 - 04:53 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: TNT, FX Top Charts with NBA, "Sons of Anarchy"
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Viral Video Showdown," Discovery's "Fighting Tuna" and MTV's "Underemployed."

[10/31/12 - 04:34 PM]
"Gossip Girl" Wraps Up a Six-Season Run with a Two-Hour Series Finale on Monday, December 17
In addition, viewers will be treated to a sneak peek at the upcoming series "The Carrie Diaries."

[10/31/12 - 04:23 PM]
Over 8.2 Million Americans Turn to NBC News for Extended Primetime Coverage of Sandy
NBC News spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 30.

[10/31/12 - 03:46 PM]
Season 2 Premiere of Syfy's "Total Blackout," Hosted by Jaleel White, Shatters Series Records in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 30.

[10/31/12 - 03:44 PM]
FX Orders Third Season of Acclaimed Comedy Series "Wilfred"
Additionally, Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné have been elevated to showrunners for the upcoming season.

[10/31/12 - 03:36 PM]
Lifetime Pulls Tonight's Premiere of "The Real Exorcist"
The unscripted series, originally set to air at 11:00/10:00c, follows Reverend Bob Larson as he attempts to "cure" the possessed.

[10/31/12 - 03:35 PM]
USA Formally Pulls the Plug on "Common Law"
The Michael Ealy/Warren Kole-led drama was not expected to return.

[10/31/12 - 02:54 PM]
Nickelodeon Debuts First Full-Length Stop-Motion Special, "It's A SpongeBob Christmas!," Dec. 9, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The half-hour special, co-written by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley, features John Goodman as Santa Claus.

[10/31/12 - 02:26 PM]
World Series Champion Pitchers Sergio Romo and Barry Zito Set to Appear on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tomorrow, November 1
This marks the first ever "Tonight Show" appearance for Romo and Zito.

[10/31/12 - 01:18 PM]
NBA on TNT Schedule Update for Thursday, Nov. 1
Tomorrow's game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets has been postponed due to conditions in the New York area caused by Hurricane Sandy.

[10/31/12 - 12:53 PM]
"Dance Academy" Returns to TeenNick! Double Episode Premiere on Wednesday, November 28
Look for the show's second season to air Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c.

[10/31/12 - 12:52 PM]
Discovery Channel Gets Access to Plans and Facilities Designed to Survive Doomsday in "America's Doomsday Plan" Airing Sunday, Nov. 4
Damon Penn, FEMA's assistant administrator of the national continuity programs, is among those featured in the program.

[10/31/12 - 12:02 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Posts Ninth Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Ratings Growth in Primetime and Total Day
OWN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[10/31/12 - 11:58 AM]
ESPN's Hannah Storm Goes In-Depth with Four of NASCAR's Best
"SportsCenter Special: NASCAR Face-to-Face with Hannah Storm" airs Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/31/12 - 11:42 AM]
NBC Has Best Fall Season Start in 10 Years - Peacock Network Wins First 3 Weeks of Season in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/12 - 11:10 AM]
NBC Sweeps Tuesday as "The Voice" Dominates with Three-Week High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 30.

[10/31/12 - 11:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Two-Hour "The Voice" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
Plus: CBS dramas are up week-to-week while ABC's comedies take a big dip in their second weeks.

[10/31/12 - 10:46 AM]
GSN Is Now Casting for the Second Season of "The American Bible Challenge"
Casting calls are set for Memphis, Nashville, Detroit, Atlanta and Dallas in the coming months.

[10/31/12 - 10:22 AM]
Style Media to Bring Back Hit Docu-Soap "Jerseylicious" for Fifth Season in Q1 2013
The new 14-episode season "will pick up after the jaw-dropping announcement that Olivia plans to leave both Anthony and Gayle's salons to be an independent consultant."

[10/31/12 - 10:14 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Miami" Scores Most-Watched Episode of the Series with Nearly 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, October 28.

[10/31/12 - 10:13 AM]
Hallmark Channel Goes to the Dogs with Three Day Programming Stunt Leading Up to the Premiere of the 2nd Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM)
Kristin Chenoweth hosts the special, airing Thursday, November 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/31/12 - 10:07 AM]
USA Sets January Premiere Dates For Hit Series Returns
On tap are the winter seasons of "Suits" (January 17), "White Collar" (January 22) and "Necessary Roughness" (January 23).

[10/31/12 - 10:05 AM]
Adrienne Bailon and Jesse Giddings to Host "The X Factor's" "Pepsi PreShow Live" at TheXFactorUSA.com
Plus: Jim Cantiello, formerly of MTV News, will return for his second season as digital correspondent.

[10/31/12 - 10:03 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Heads to Los Angeles to Begin Largest Open Casting Call Search in the Show's History
The auditions then continue in Seattle (November 29), Portland (December 1), New Orleans (December 8-9), Birmingham (December 10), Memphis (December 11) and Nashville (December 13).

[10/31/12 - 09:44 AM]
ESPN's NBA Season-Opening Doubleheader Friday: Heat/Knicks, Lakers/Clippers
The new-look KIA NBA Countdown pre-game show will debut prior to the November 2 doubleheader with a special one-hour telecast at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/31/12 - 09:23 AM]
Discovery Channel and TLC Hit October Highs
Discovery Channel and TLC spins the numbers for the month to date.

[10/31/12 - 08:39 AM]
CMT Reveals the New Cast of "Redneck Island," the Ultimate Redneck-Style Competition Series Debuting November 10
Plus: fans can join in the fun as host Steve Austin tweets live during the November 10 premiere via @steveaustinBSR.

[10/31/12 - 08:08 AM]
"SNL" Sweeps Into November Starting November 3 with Host Louis CK and Musical Guest Fun.
Then look for Anne Hathaway and Rihanna on November 10 and Jeremy Renner and Maroon 5 on November 17.

[10/31/12 - 07:40 AM]
Discovery Channel Smashes Ratings Records with Friday Premieres of "Gold Rush" and "Jungle Gold"
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 26.

[10/31/12 - 06:47 AM]
Antonio Davis Joins ESPN as NBA Studio Analyst
Davis was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1990 and played in Europe before rejoining the Pacers in 1993.

[10/31/12 - 06:26 AM]
Animal Planet Scares Up Great Ratings in October
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[10/30/12 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 30
Updates include: Greg Malins to bring "Tribes" to ABC; "1600 Penn's" Jason Winer signs overall deal with 20th; and Abhi Sinha joins ABC Family's "Terminales."

[10/30/12 - 05:27 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Is Tops Once Again with "Monday Night Football"
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Scare Tactics," MTV's "The Inbetweeners" and Disney XD's "Lab Rats."

[10/30/12 - 05:22 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Walking Dead" Goes Untouched for AMC
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Ice Love Coco," Discovery's "Flipping the White House" and Bravo's "Real Housewives of Miami."

[10/30/12 - 05:17 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Takes Top Spots with College Football Doubleheader
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "The Dark," Hallmark's "The Good Witch's Charm" and Syfy's "Rise of the Zombies."

[10/30/12 - 04:50 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Returns on Top for Discovery
Plus: numbers for Food Network's "Health Inspectors," TLC's "Say Yes to the Cure: Lori's Fight" and more!

[10/30/12 - 04:18 PM]
"The Good Witch's Charm", Hallmark Channel's 2nd Highest Rated Original Movie of the Year Among Key Demo, Bewitches Viewers with 1.9 HH Rating
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 27.

[10/30/12 - 03:19 PM]
NBC Replaces Tomorrow's "Animal Practice" with New "30 Rock"
Said installment, "There's No I in America," was originally slated to air this Thursday at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/12 - 03:12 PM]
Viewers Decide Who Wins Season Three of Syfy's Hit Reality Competition Series "Face Off"
Voting begins tonight at 10:00/9:00c with the winner revealed tomorrow, also at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/30/12 - 02:51 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael's" 2012 Edition of "Live's Halloween Party" to Air on Monday, November 5, 2012
In addition, the top morning talk show is returning to its normal live production schedule beginning on Wednesday, October 31.

[10/30/12 - 02:29 PM]
ABC Draws Best-Since-Premiere Monday Numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 29.

[10/30/12 - 01:49 PM]
NBC to Rebroadcast Last Night's "The Voice," "Revolution" on Thursday, Friday
"30 Rock," "Up All Night," "The Office" and "Parks & Recreation" won't air this week.

[10/30/12 - 01:42 PM]
Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas.

[10/30/12 - 01:02 PM]
NBC News Continues Comprehensive Coverage of Sandy Aftermath - Brian Williams Anchors NBC News Primetime Special at 10/9 Central
The one-hour special, "Sandy's Fury," will replace tonight's episodes of "Go On" and "The New Normal."

[10/30/12 - 12:49 PM]
Showtime(R) Breaks Network Records Delivering Two Back-to-Back Original Series with Over Two Million Viewers Each
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, October 28.

[10/30/12 - 12:30 PM]
ABC News Extreme Weather Team Coverage of the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, October 30
"A Special Edition of 20/20: The Perfect Storm" will air in place of tonight's episode of "Private Practice."

[10/30/12 - 12:28 PM]
MTV Announces Unparalleled Line-Up of Programming in Celebration of the Final Installment of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga"
Look for "MTV First: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" on Thursday, November 1 at 8:00/7:00c.







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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
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[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
52 Million Viewers Tune-In to World Series Game 7
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
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The themed episode airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Defeats Letterman, Kimmel in All Key Ratings Categories for Week of Oct. 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Celebrates 100 Episodes by Revealing Hidden Nods to the Original Series Placed Within the Show Over the Past Five Years
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[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
Additionally, McHale's production company, Free Period Productions, will continue its production development deal, in which he will give the network first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.

[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Surprises Iyanla Vanzant with Epic Home Makeover in OWN Special to Air Saturday, November 29
"Oprah Prime: Iyanla I'll Fix Your House" airs on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sweeps Into November - All-New Episodes of Fan-Favorite Dramas, Comedies, Events and Unscripted Series
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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The documentary music series will focus on the wildly successful, classically trained electronic violinist, dancer and composer, who has become an internet phenomenon.

[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to Appear on the "Hollywood Film Awards(R)" Nov. 14 Live on CBS
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[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
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The film spotlights our nation's sleep-loss epidemic, revealing the serious consequences of not sleeping enough and explaining how we became a society that fails to prioritize sleep.

[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Eric and his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress are here to subject A-list stars to a hellish and inescapable nightmare talk show experience.

[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
NBC spins the numbers for the weekend of October 25-26.