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[12/14/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 14
Updates include: HBO orders two comedy pilots; "Zorro" revival in the works at USA; and quartet heads to TNT's "Legends."

[12/14/12 - 09:46 PM]
FOX Pulls Sunday's "Family Guy," "American Dad" Originals
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" and "Minstrel Krampus" will be replaced by repeats due sensitive content in light of today's tragic shooting.

[12/14/12 - 05:13 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Wraps Season on Top
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Top 10 Weddings of 2012," Lifetime's "Secrets of the Royal Nursery" and A&E's "Panic 9-1-1."

[12/14/12 - 03:09 PM]
Syfy Yanks Tonight's "Haven"
"Because there are references to schools and violence it felt insensitive to air tonight's [episode]," co-star Eric Balfour said.

[12/14/12 - 01:52 PM]
CBS to Air a Primetime Marathon of "The Good Wife," with Encores of Three Select Episodes on Friday, Dec. 21
Look for back-to-back rebroadcasts of "Don't Haze Me, Bro," "The Art of War" and "A Defense of Marriage."

[12/14/12 - 01:45 PM]
truTV's "Impractical Jokers" Draws 1.8 Million for Season 2 Premiere Night
truTV spins the numbers for Thursday, December 13.

[12/14/12 - 01:24 PM]
Lester Holt and Brian Williams to Anchor a Special Hour of "Dateline" Tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET
NBC details its coverage of the tragic shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning.

[12/14/12 - 12:49 PM]
AMC Greenlights "Low Winter Sun" to Full Series Order
Mark Strong and Lennie James star in the drama, from executive producer Chris Mundy.

[12/14/12 - 12:30 PM]
TLC Sets Premiere Date for "Totally T-Boz" - Tuesdays at 8/7c Starting January 1
The four-part series follows Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins as she moves to Los Angeles in order to reinvent her career in the music industry and beyond.

[12/14/12 - 12:05 PM]
"American Idol" to Offer Complimentary Gift Wrapping at Malls Around the Country!
Former contestants, including Bo Bice, Brooke White and Anthony Fedorov, among others, will stop by the gift wrapping stations to spread some holiday cheer.

[12/14/12 - 11:49 AM]
Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo to Co-Anchor a Special Edition of "20/20" at 10:00 p.m., ET
"Tragedy at the Elementary School" will be broadcast from Newtown, Connecticut.

[12/14/12 - 11:46 AM]
"Welcome to Myrtle Manor" Finds a Home on TLC
The 10-episode series, due in early 2013, provides viewers a window into a trailer park in Myrtle Beach.

[12/14/12 - 11:36 AM]
Scott Pelley to Anchor a Primetime "CBS News Special Report" (10:00-11:00 PM, ET) Tonight from Newtown, Conn.
The special - covering today's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School - will replace a repeat of "Blue Bloods."

[12/14/12 - 10:54 AM]
GSN Brings Back Classic Game Shows "What's My Line?" and "I've Got A Secret" for Two Weeks Beginning December 17th
They'll air at 2:00 am ET and 2:30 am ET, respectively, through December 28.

[12/14/12 - 10:48 AM]
Series Premiere of "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" Has Moved to Tuesday, January 1
The "Hardcore Pawn" spin-off was previously slated to launch this Tuesday, December 18.

[12/14/12 - 10:19 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... The Women of "Last Man Standing"
Co-stars Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Amanda Fuller and Nancy Travis chat about their ABC comedy.

[12/14/12 - 10:18 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... The Men of "Last Man Standing"
Co-stars Christoph Sanders, Tim Allen and Hector Elizondo chat about their ABC comedy.

[12/14/12 - 10:15 AM]
Date Change for "Meddling Mom," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original Movie
The film, starring Sonia Braga and Tony Plana, has moved from Saturday, February 16 to Saturday, February 23.

[12/14/12 - 09:19 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Live Announces "Inside Amy Schumer: The Live Tour" Beginning Thursday, February 28 at Bogart's in Cincinnati
Plus: the new series "Inside Amy Schumer" premieres Tuesday, April 30 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/14/12 - 09:11 AM]
CBS Sweeps Thursday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 13.

[12/14/12 - 08:52 AM]
Cartoon Network Invites Action Fans to Wake Up with the Heroes
"Green Lantern: The Animated Series" and "Young Justice: Invasion" to return Saturday, January 5 alongside new episodes of "Ben 10 Omniverse" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

[12/14/12 - 08:49 AM]
SOAPnet Shows the Love by Letting Fans Pick Their Favorite "General Hospital" Supercouples for a Special Valentine's Marathon
Voting begins Friday, January 11 and runs through Wednesday, January 16.

[12/14/12 - 08:49 AM]
ABC's Thursday Winter Finales Grow - "Scandal" Hits All-Time Highs for the 2nd Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 13.

[12/14/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC Family Airs the Network TV Premieres of "Letters to Juliet" on Sunday, January 6th at 9PM ET/PT and "Ramona and Beezus" on Saturday, January 12th at 8PM ET/PT
Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and Chris Egan co-star in the former while Joey King and Selena Gomez topline the latter.

[12/14/12 - 08:43 AM]
"Curiosity" Uses New Imaging Technology to Reveal the Mysteries of Yellowstone National Park
"X-Ray Yellowstone" premieres Sunday, December 23 at 9:00/8:00c on Discovery.

[12/14/12 - 08:36 AM]
"Take It All" Grows Versus the Prior Night by 9% in 18-49 Rating and Was Up 15% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 13.

[12/14/12 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Bang Theory" Coast to Third Straight Victory
Plus: The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" and "Beauty and the Beast" see a week-to-week boost for their fall finales.

[12/14/12 - 07:58 AM]
"Merlin" Returns for Fifth and Final Season on Syfy with 13 All-New Episodes Beginning Friday, January 4 at 10PM
Plus: Syfy Ventures also announced the U.S. launch of the official "Merlin" game under the Syfy Games label.

[12/14/12 - 07:18 AM]
Nickelodeon Launches Scribble Hero Game App, Net's First Original IP for Mobile
The arcade-style action game is available for download on iOS devices.

[12/14/12 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Divas Adds a Performance by British Songstress Paloma Faith with Appearances by Elisha Cuthbert, Sheila E, Kat Graham, Ellie Kemper, Amber Riley and LA Reid
The annual event airs live from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, December 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/13/12 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 13
Updates include: NBC expands final season of "The Office" to 24 episodes; L.A. Reid to depart FOX's "The X Factor"; and NBC also orders three more episodes of "Whitney."

[12/13/12 - 10:47 PM]
TV Land Makes "Retired at 35" First Scripted Cancellation
The news comes on the heels of today's renewals of "The Soul Man" and "The Exes."

[12/13/12 - 09:19 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 13
Plus: One Direction and Pitbull to perform during next week's season finale on Thursday, December 20.

[12/13/12 - 05:11 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Amish Mafia," "Moonshiners" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Jim Rome on Showtime," TLC's "Jersey on Ice" and Syfy's "Deals from the Darkside."

[12/13/12 - 03:17 PM]
The World Is Ending and E!'s "The Soup" Told You So!
Look for "The Soup: End of the World 'We Told You So' Spectacular" on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/12 - 03:06 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners" and "Amish Mafia" Break Viewership Records
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 12.

[12/13/12 - 02:52 PM]
Second Season of NBC's "Fashion Star" Will Premiere March 8, 2013
The show's sophomore run will air Friday nights at 8:00/7:00c on the Peacock.

[12/13/12 - 02:25 PM]
The Walt Disney Company and Cox Communications Announce Comprehensive Distribution Agreement
As part of the new multi-year agreement, WatchESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater) launches today.

[12/13/12 - 02:15 PM]
FOX Announces Winter Premiere Dates
The network recaps its various 2013 premiere dates, including "The Following" on Monday, January 21.

[12/13/12 - 01:44 PM]
Nickelodeon's Hit Live-Action Mystery "House of Anubis" Returns with More Drama, Suspense and Adventure Thursday, Jan. 3, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
Additionally, the season three premiere episode will be available for purchase the day after air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Xbox.

[12/13/12 - 01:42 PM]
Adam Brody to Guest Star in "House of Lies"
He'll play the owner of an adult toy company who forms a relationship with Kristen Bell's Jeannie.

[12/13/12 - 01:35 PM]
TLC Parties with the Dearly Departed in the One-Hour Special "Best Funeral Ever," Airing Wednesday, December 26th at 8/7c
Said effort "goes inside the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where John Beckwith Jr. and his staff organize the most unique ceremonies in the country."

[12/13/12 - 01:30 PM]
"Undercover Boss" Fans Can Take Charge by Choosing the Three Encore Episodes to Air During the Hit Series' First-Ever Primetime Marathon to Be Broadcast Friday, Dec. 28
Voting begins today on the CBS.com "You're the Boss" page through Tuesday, December 18.

[12/13/12 - 12:46 PM]
"Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Earn #1 Finishes for the Week of Dec. 3-7
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 3-7.

[12/13/12 - 12:29 PM]
MTV Premieres Weekly Late Night Comedy Series "Nikki & Sara Live" Hosted by Comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer Beginning Tuesday Nights on January 29 at 11PM ET/PT
"None of this seems real yet to me; my dream of being on MTV died the day I turned 25 and was no longer eligible for "The Real World," said Nikki Glaser.

[12/13/12 - 12:15 PM]
Video: All-New Trailer for TBS's "King of the Nerds"
The cable channel's new competition series rolls out Thursday, January 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/12 - 12:13 PM]
Sonia Braga and Tony Plana Lead an All-Star Ensemble Cast in "Meddling Mom," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere February 16
Mercedes Renard, Ana Ayora, Saundra Santiago, Rose Abdoo, George Contreras, Rafael Amaya and Rob Mayes also star.

[12/13/12 - 12:12 PM]
Ovation Struts Into the New Year with "So You Think You Can Dance" Season Nine Debut on January 4
The network will air season nine episodes every Friday night through April 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/13/12 - 12:06 PM]
Laura Ling Talks to Six Women Who Share Their Harrowing Stories of Surviving Unbeliveable Events in "E! Investigates: Stories of Survival"
The all-new one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[12/13/12 - 12:03 PM]
Hunter Foster to Guest Star in New Episodes of ABC Family's Original Series "Bunheads"
He'll play the older brother Sutton Foster's Michelle, his real life sister.







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[08/17/18 - 11:18 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 11:00 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 10:08 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 10:01 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 09:18 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 08:28 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 08:00 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 07:31 AM]
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[08/16/18 - 01:03 PM]
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[08/16/18 - 12:38 PM]
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[08/16/18 - 12:03 PM]
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