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[12/17/12 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 17
Updates include: Discovery cancels "American Guns"; Steve Harris joins TNT's "Legends"; and Michael Ian Black to topline ABC's "You're Not Doing It Right."

[12/17/12 - 04:51 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Extends Demo Streak to Eight Weeks
Plus: numbers for FX's "UFC Fight Night," E!'s "Fashion Police" and Food Network's "Mystery Diners."

[12/17/12 - 01:41 PM]
"Dexter(R)" and "Homeland" Season Finales Deliver Both Series' Highest Rated Nights Ever
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, December 16.

[12/17/12 - 01:18 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Scores Its Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 3.6 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, December 16.

[12/17/12 - 11:50 AM]
Bounce TV Adds Second Screen Component to "A forever JONES Holiday" World Premiering Tomorrow Night Dec. 18 at 9:00 PM ET
A special #hashtag will appear on-screen during the premiere telecast that will allow viewers to access to bonus performances of the group.

[12/17/12 - 11:13 AM]
ABC.com Makes All the Episodes of the Season's Most Popular ABC Shows Available
"Castle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Happy Endings," "Nashville" and "Neighbors" are available through January 5.

[12/17/12 - 11:02 AM]
Sundance Channel Sets March 18th Debut for "Top of the Lake," New, Original Mini-Series from Critically-Acclaimed Academy Award(R) Winner Jane Campion
Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan, David Wenham and Lucy Lawless co-star in the seven-part series.

[12/17/12 - 11:01 AM]
Jon Hein Guides Viewers Through the Making of Delectable Sweets, Treats, and Eats in Destination America's "Food Factory"
The 26-episode series premieres Monday, January 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/17/12 - 10:47 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Frozen Planet: Edge of the Earth" Special to Premiere Saturday, December 22 at 9:00PM ET/PT
The hour-long special featuring some of the best sequences from the 2012 Emmy-winning documentary miniseries.

[12/17/12 - 10:18 AM]
Syfy Fetches U.K. Series "K9" for Christmas Day Marathon
The "Doctor Who" spin-off follows the adventures of the robotic canine created by Bob Baker and Dave Martin and first seen in the original 1978 BBC TV series.

[12/17/12 - 10:01 AM]
HBO and Martin Scorsese Partner for Documentary on William Jefferson Clinton
Made with Clinton's full cooperation, the film will explore his perspectives on history, politics, culture and the world.

[12/17/12 - 09:54 AM]
History(R) Looks at One of the Greatest Collections of Stories of All Time in... "The Bible"
Mark Burnett and and Roma Downey executive produce the 10-hour, five-part docudrama, premiering Sunday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/17/12 - 09:46 AM]
Paley Center Announces Inaugural PaleyFest Icon Award & Reveals Additional PaleyFest Honorees
"American Horror Story: Asylum" and "The New Normal" will be honored alongside co-creator Ryan Murphy.

[12/17/12 - 09:44 AM]
ABC & ESPN Combine to Present All Five NBA Christmas Day Games
The blockbuster schedule is highlighted by ABC's first two NBA broadcasts of the season.

[12/17/12 - 09:36 AM]
A&E Network Presents the New Original Real-Life Series "Southie Rules"
The series, due Tuesday, January 29, follows "a proud native South Boston family that is battling the relentless gentrification of their neighborhood."

[12/17/12 - 09:11 AM]
"Savage Family Diggers" Premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT
The series was formerly known as "American Digger" on the cable channel.

[12/17/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's Mix of Repeat and Original Sunday Programming Tops Fox's Lineup by Nearly 1 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 16.

[12/17/12 - 08:42 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Earns Highest-Rated Regular-Season Game Since Last Year's Tom Brady-Led New England vs. Tim Tebow-Led Denver
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, December 16.

[12/17/12 - 08:31 AM]
Hilarious Ads Vie for Top Spot in truTV's "Funniest Commercials of the Year"
"Wipeout's" John Henson hosts the one-hour special, premiering Thursday, January 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/17/12 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Tops Viewers, Demos for CBS, NBC
Plus: ABC doesn't get much of a spark from "The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding."

[12/17/12 - 08:24 AM]
49ers-Patriots Game Is the Third-Best "SNF" Overnight This Season and Is Up 35% from Week 15 Game in 2011
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 16.

[12/17/12 - 08:20 AM]
The Second Season of "The Burn with Jeff Ross" Premieres on Comedy Central(R) Tuesday, January 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Guest panelists in the premiere episode include Ross' friends and fellow comedians Anthony Jeselnik and Lisa Lampanelli.

[12/17/12 - 08:02 AM]
Thea Andrews to Join Kevin Frazier as Co-Anchor of "omg!Insider" in January
Also joining "omg!Insider" in January as on-air correspondents are Michael Yo and Mary Kitchen.

[12/17/12 - 07:50 AM]
WE tv's Hit Original Series "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?," Returns for Season Three on Saturday, February 23 at 9PM ET/PT
"I'm more excited than Christina Aguilera at an all-you-can-eat buffet or Kim Kardashian at the BET Awards," said Joan Rivers.

[12/17/12 - 07:39 AM]
HGTV Greenlights Real Estate Series "Power Broker" as Housing Market Shows Signs of Recovery
The series features real estate agent Mike Aubrey, who previously provided expertise in "House Hunters" and "Real Estate Intervention."

[12/17/12 - 06:07 AM]
Amazon Announces Exclusive Prime Instant Video Licensing Agreements with Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for Two of TNT's Hit Series
Fans will be able to enjoy all seven seasons of "The Closer" and the current as well as future seasons of "Falling Skies" on Prime Instant Video.

[12/16/12 - 09:31 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Matches Its Highest Rating Since October 20
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15.

[12/16/12 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "Elf," "48 Hours"
The Eye is the night's top draw in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/15/12 - 08:56 AM]
ABC Finishes #1 on Friday with Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 14.

[12/15/12 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
"Dateline NBC" nevertheless is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[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.







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[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
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