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[12/18/12 - 11:14 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Crowns Winner of Third Cycle of Hit Vocal Competition Series Tonight
"The Voice" returns for a new fourth cycle of new shows on Monday, March 25.

[12/18/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 18
Updates include: Natasha Lyonne eyed for FOX comedy; James Callis to guest on The CW's "Arrow"; and Lydia R. Diamond to bring "Stick Fly" to HBO.

[12/18/12 - 04:31 PM]
Discovery Channel's "American Chopper" Ends Its Series Run with Supersized Episodes and Viewership Highs
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16 plus Monday, December 17.

[12/18/12 - 04:30 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping ESPN's "Monday Night Football"
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Picture Paris," VH1's "Tiny Tonight! 2012: Year in Review" and Oxygen's "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too."

[12/18/12 - 04:14 PM]
Elizabeth Rohm, Sam Page and Shannon Elizabeth Star in the World Premiere of "In the Dark," Saturday, January 12, 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime
Richard Gabai helmed the film, which also features Elizabeth Pena, Aiden Turner and Patrick Muldoom.

[12/18/12 - 02:24 PM]
New 8-Part Series "The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents" Premieres on Tuesday, January 15 at 9 pm ET on History(R)
Back-to-back episodes will air nightly through Thursday, January 18.

[12/18/12 - 02:11 PM]
Star-Studded Boneheads Abound in the All-New E! Special "Celebrity Oops... They Did It Again" Premiering Wednesday, December 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT
The special will "count down the most eyebrow-raising, the most shocking, the most downright boneheaded celebrity moments in recent memory."

[12/18/12 - 01:59 PM]
Oxygen Media Launches "The Face Challenge" on YouTube for New Modeling Competition Series Featuring Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova & Coco Rocha
Fans can submit videos emulating the supermodels for a chance to win the ultimate VIP treatment.

[12/18/12 - 01:46 PM]
Get Caught Up on All the Love, Power, Sex and Song in "Nashville: The Whole Story," Wednesday, January 2 on ABC
The recap special will let viewers "relive your favorite moments and get caught up on all the romantic intrigue."

[12/18/12 - 01:32 PM]
"Hacking the Planet," New Series on The Weather Channel, Asks "Can Man Control Mother Nature?"
The six-episode series premieres Thursday, February 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[12/18/12 - 01:20 PM]
Cartoon Network Announces Voting Categories and Nominees for the Third Annual Hall of Game(TM) Awards
Last year's event yielded 102 million votes and voting is now open for the first 10 categories.

[12/18/12 - 01:09 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Real Housewives of Atlanta," "Royal Pains" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Golden Sisters," E!'s "True Hollywood Story: Amanda Bynes" and VH1's "Divas 2012."

[12/18/12 - 01:04 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: "Victorious," "Baby's First Christmas" Top Viewers
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Live from the Rolling Stones," OWN's "Six Little McGhees" and FX's "The Ultimate Fighter Live."

[12/18/12 - 12:49 PM]
GSN's "Match Game" Marathon Airs December 25th with Two Never Before Seen Episodes
Said installments include the pilot of the original NBC series hosted by Gene Rayburn and the CBS pilot for the daytime series, also hosted by Rayburn.

[12/18/12 - 12:36 PM]
DIY Network Programming Carries Real-Life Renovation Theme Into 2013 with Three New Docu-Style Series
"Made In Milwaukee," "A Bryk at a Time" and "Rescue My Renovation" are all on tap in the new year.

[12/18/12 - 11:31 AM]
Adult Swim's Total Day Delivery Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks with Adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/12 - 11:31 AM]
Lifetime to Post Strongest Year-on-Year Growth Among Key Demos in 10+ Years
Lifetime spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/12 - 11:14 AM]
NBC Announces Bold New Game Show Series from Emmy-Winning Actor/Producer Sean Hayes That Brings Contestants Inside Exclusive Celebrity World in "Hollywood Game Night"
Hazy Mills Productions, Mission Control Media and Universal Television are behind the eight-episode series.

[12/18/12 - 11:04 AM]
David Letterman Talks Openly with Oprah Winfrey on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, January 6 at 9 P.M. ET/PT on OWN
Said episode will be followed by the special "My Life is a Joke," featuring the journey of five aspiring female comics as they try to work their way to the top of the comedy world in Chicago.

[12/18/12 - 11:04 AM]
DirecTV Presents the Gift That Keeps on Giving: More Than 30 New Networks Added to TV Everywhere
On demand titles are now available from A+E Networks, Scripps Networks Interactive, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel and Viacom Media Networks.

[12/18/12 - 11:00 AM]
ESPN and NFL Players Association Reach Multiyear Agreement for Collegiate Bowl
The 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be televised live on ESPN2 and be available via WatchESPN on Saturday, January 19.

[12/18/12 - 10:52 AM]
"60 Minutes Sports" Premieres on Showtime Wednesday, Jan. 9 with a Rare Interview with the World's Best Soccer Player, Lionel Messi
The monthly, one-hour series represents the first time original "60 Minutes" content will air on premium television.

[12/18/12 - 10:41 AM]
Food Network's "Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell" Returns for a Second Season
The show's sophomore run kicks off Thursday, January 31 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/18/12 - 10:39 AM]
CBS Closing First Half of TV Season with Strong Momentum
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/12 - 10:38 AM]
FOX, Syfy Reschedule Pulled "Family Guy," "Haven" Episodes
The former will air this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c while the latter is being held until January 17.

[12/18/12 - 10:15 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "12 New Movies of Christmas" Bring Holiday Cheer to More Than 21.1 Million Unduplicated Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 15.

[12/18/12 - 09:53 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Third Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/12 - 09:38 AM]
ABC Claims 4 of the Week's Top 20 Scripted Series with "Modern Family," "Grey's," "Scandal" and "The Middle"
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/12 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Wins Second Consecutive Monday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, December 17.

[12/18/12 - 09:29 AM]
"Stuff You Should Know" with Josh & Chuck Goes from Podcast to Primetime This January on Science Channel
The half-hour series premieres Saturday, January 19 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[12/18/12 - 09:20 AM]
In a "Project Runway" First, Season 11 of the Emmy(R)-Nominated Series to Be a Teams Edition, Premiering January 24 on Lifetime
Guest judges this season include Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Emmy Rossum, Kristin Davis and Jordana Brewster.

[12/18/12 - 09:15 AM]
2012 "Thursday Night Football" Schedule Sets Rating & Viewership Records for NFL Network
NFL Network spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/18/12 - 09:10 AM]
Tippi Hedren to Guest-Star on the TBS Original Comedy Series "Cougar Town"
She'll play herself in the season four finale of the former ABC series.

[12/18/12 - 08:44 AM]
NBC's "1600 Penn" Preview Ranks #2 in the Half-Hour in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and All Other Key Categories
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, December 17.

[12/18/12 - 08:39 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Property Wars" Returns with Bidders and Buyers Fighting for the Next Housing Jackpot
Look for the show's sophomore run to kick off on Thursday, January 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/12 - 08:28 AM]
NBA TV Registers Record Growth in 2012 - Network Delivers Most-Viewed Telecast Ever & Four of Top Five Telecasts of All Time
NBA TV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/12 - 08:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Gossip Girl" Wraps Run with Season High
Plus: CBS tops NBC in viewers and adults 18-49 for the second consecutive week.

[12/18/12 - 07:41 AM]
NBC Is Up Versus the Same Week Last Year by 15% in 18-49 and by 17% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/18/12 - 07:37 AM]
23.2 Million Watch 49ers-Patriots on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, December 16.

[12/18/12 - 05:32 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Kicks Off 2013 and 11:35 PM with a Stellar Line Up of Guests, Including Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling, No Doubt, Bruno Mars and More
On January 7, the series will broadcast at 12:00 a.m. for the last time with a special episode entitled "'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Goodbye to Midnight."

[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.







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[05/04/16 - 06:53 AM]
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[05/04/16 - 06:00 AM]
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[05/04/16 - 06:00 AM]
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[05/04/16 - 05:06 AM]
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[05/04/16 - 05:00 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 10:31 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
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[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
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[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
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[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
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