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[12/20/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 20
Updates include: The CW says goodbye to "The L.A. Complex"; Adult Swim to give "Black Dynamite" a second season; and Grant Dekernion is "Chozen" by FX.

[12/20/12 - 10:00 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 20
Plus: online auditions for season three are open now at www.TheXFactorUSA.com with open call auditions due in the spring.

[12/20/12 - 08:00 PM]
MTV Announces Breakout Sensation Rebel Wilson to Star in the "MTV Movie Awards" Coming April 14, 2013
The "MTV Movie Awards" will air live from the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, California on MTV.

[12/20/12 - 05:20 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders "The Vatican" Into Production for 2013
Sir Ridley Scott and Paul Attanasio are behind the project, "set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church."

[12/20/12 - 04:00 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Moonshiners," "Amish Mafia" Top Charts for Second Week in a Row
Plus: numbers for VH1's "40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the 90s," truTV's "Black Gold" and TLC's "Cheer Perfection."

[12/20/12 - 03:36 PM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Scores Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with 1.5 Million Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 19.

[12/20/12 - 03:00 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners" Breaks Previous Viewership Records with 3.65 Million Viewers on December 19
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 19.

[12/20/12 - 02:29 PM]
Nick Cannon Counts Down Top 10 Viewer-Selected Music Videos of the Year During TeenNick Top 10 "Best of 2012"
Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ne-Yo appear in the one-hour special, airing Monday, December 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/20/12 - 02:22 PM]
Provocative OWN Documentary Series "Our America with Lisa Ling" Returns Tuesday, January 22
Upcoming episodes include "Shades of Kink," "Generation XXL," "The Secret Lives of Seniors" and "3 AM Girls - Breaking News."

[12/20/12 - 01:43 PM]
Bravo Media Welcomes in the New Year with a "Million Dollar Decorators" Episode Featuring Lindsay Lohan
Lohan enlists the help of interior designer Kathryn Ireland to re-decorate her new home in the episode airing Tuesday, January 1.

[12/20/12 - 01:30 PM]
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Eric Andre and Adult Swim!
"The Eric Andre New Year's Eve Spooktacular" airs Monday, December 31 at 11:30/10:30c on the network.

[12/20/12 - 01:01 PM]
Hit Marvel Series "Ultimate Spider-Man" Thwips Into Season Two with a Special One-Hour Primetime Premiere on Monday, January 21 on Disney XD
New episodes will then premiere Sundays at 11:00 a.m., ET/PT on Marvel Universe on Disney XD.

[12/20/12 - 12:53 PM]
"Curiosity" Creates Virtual Sun in a Visual First to Uncover its Inner Workings
"Sun Storm" premieres Sunday, December 30 at 9:00/8:00c on Discovery.

[12/20/12 - 12:49 PM]
"I Get That a Lot," Featuring Popular Celebrities Pranking Everyday People, Returns with a One-Hour Special on Wednesday, January 9
Cheech Marin, Phil Keoghan, Jeff Gordon, Bruce Jenner, Jane Seymour and the late Larry Hagman are featured in the episode.

[12/20/12 - 12:34 PM]
CNBC Greenlights Two Series, Plans First Premiere for 2013 and Expands Development Slate with 4 New Unscripted Projects
"Treasure Detectives" (formerly "Fakes & Forgeries") and "The Car Chasers" will both premiere Tuesday, March 5 on the cable channel.

[12/20/12 - 12:26 PM]
Live +3-Day Lift Propels "The Big Bang Theory" Over 20 Million Viewers for the Fifth Consecutive Broadcast
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, December 13.

[12/20/12 - 12:09 PM]
ABC is the Week's No. 1 Network in Late-Night for the 10th Time This Season
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 10-14.

[12/20/12 - 11:39 AM]
"Edge of America" Premieres Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00PM & 9:30PM on Travel Channel
The series follows Geoff Edgers as he investigates his way across the country in search of all-American fun.

[12/20/12 - 11:22 AM]
USA Network Picks Up Season Eight of Fan Favorite Original Comedy Series "Psych"
The eight additional episodes are on top of the show's seventh season, premiering Wednesday, February 27.

[12/20/12 - 11:20 AM]
"Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Generate #1 Finishes for the Week of Dec. 10-14
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 10-14.

[12/20/12 - 11:14 AM]
Paley Center Announces "Being Human," "Fringe" & "Suits" Events for January 2013
The "Fringe" celebration will also feature an exclusive gallery exhibit and reception.

[12/20/12 - 11:13 AM]
New Cinemax Action Series "Banshee," from a Team Including Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, Debuts Jan. 11
Antony Starr stars as Lucas Hood, "an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal activities."

[12/20/12 - 10:20 AM]
CBS's New Reality Competition Series "The Job" to Premiere Friday, Feb. 8
"Undercover Boss," which currently airs in the time period, will return on Friday, April 19.

[12/20/12 - 10:03 AM]
Video: "The Ultimate Fighter: Jones vs. Sonnen" Premieres Tuesday, January 22 on FX Networks
Watch the first three spots for the new season, which is moving to a new night on the cable channel.

[12/20/12 - 10:00 AM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Leaps Into a 10th Season on FOX
Auditions are set for Austin, Detroit, Boston, Memphis and Los Angeles.

[12/20/12 - 09:42 AM]
FX Picks Up Fifth Season of "The League"
13 new episodes will roll out next fall on the cable channel.

[12/20/12 - 08:46 AM]
"Miss Universe 2012" Grows by 13% Versus Last Year's Telecast in 18-49 Rating and Was Up 15% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 19.

[12/20/12 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "20/20: The Year with Katie" is Up Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 19.

[12/20/12 - 08:27 AM]
Joan and Her Posse Pack 365 Days of Celebrity Fashion Triumphs and Faux Pas Into the Hour-Long "Fashion Police 2012 Year End Special," Premiering Friday, December 28 at 10:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: Ellie Kemper stops by to reveal her personal favorite and not-so-favorite Red Carpet looks from the past 12 months.

[12/20/12 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Penultimate "The X Factor" Puts FOX on Top
The network's reality franchise is up slightly from its telecast a year ago.

[12/20/12 - 08:26 AM]
Holy Bleep! "Kathy" Goes Live on Bravo
The live premiere will feature Kathy Griffin joined by celebrity guests Liza Minnelli and Jane Lynch.

[12/20/12 - 07:49 AM]
Showtime Offers Free Preview Weekend January 11-13, Available to Over 80 Million Homes
Said offering is timed with the season premieres of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication" that Sunday.

[12/20/12 - 07:36 AM]
It's S'Go Time! Get Back to the Office with All-New Episodes of "Workaholics" Beginning Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Also on tap: the premiere of "Kroll Show" and the return of "The Burn with Jeff Ross."

[12/20/12 - 07:00 AM]
Alicia Keys to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2013," Wednesday, Jan. 9
She will be joining previously announced performers Christina Aguilera and Jason Aldean.

[12/20/12 - 06:04 AM]
Prime Instant Video Greenlights Six Original Series Pilots for Production
Viewer feedback will help determine which series Amazon Studios should produce.

[12/19/12 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 19
Updates include: FOX orders 10th season of "So You Think You Can Dance"; "See Dad Run" to get second season on Nick at Nite; and Bryan Singer target revival of "The Twilight Zone."

[12/19/12 - 07:34 PM]
USA Orders Season Eight of "Psych"
The veteran drama will tie "Monk" as the cable channel's longest running scripted series.

[12/19/12 - 05:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars," "Ink Master" Season Finales Top Charts
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Stories of Survival," TLC's "My Three Wives" and Discovery's "Zombie Apocalypse."

[12/19/12 - 03:30 PM]
"Mega Week" Premieres of Supersized Episodes and a Much Anticipated Series Debut Takes Discovery Channel to #4 in All of Cable Prime Time for Week Ending Dec. 16
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/19/12 - 02:27 PM]
Spike's "Ink Master" Season 2 Finale Marks Up the Competition, Ranking as the #1 Original Series on All Of Cable
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/19/12 - 02:06 PM]
Natasha Henstridge, Sean Patrick Flanery and Jennifer Gibson Star in the World Premiere of "Cold Spring," Friday, January 4 on LMN
Henstridge and Flanery play a couple that moves to the small town of Cold Spring to start a new life.

[12/19/12 - 02:02 PM]
NBCUniversal and Mediacom Communications Announce Wide-Ranging, Multi-Year TV Everywhere Distribution Agreement
Today's announcement follows NBCUniversal's recent distribution agreements with Cablevision, Suddenlink and Verizon.

[12/19/12 - 01:25 PM]
Sony Pictures Television Sells "Rules of Engagement" Cable Syndication Rights to Turner for January 2, 2013 Debut
The series is currently airing in broadcast syndication in 96% of the country on leading stations in major markets.

[12/19/12 - 01:06 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Donate $50.000 to Benefit Local Rebuilding Together Affiliates in Central Ohio and Detroit
The challenge paired teams from The Ohio State University and University of Michigan in a friendly competition to see who could raise the most funds.

[12/19/12 - 12:56 PM]
"ESPN's Friday Night Fights" Returns January 4 with New Host Todd Grisham
Blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore and ringside analyst Teddy Atlas will return to describe the action.

[12/19/12 - 12:47 PM]
CBS by the Numbers at Mid-Season
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/19/12 - 12:43 PM]
Disney XD Soars to Biggest Year in Network's History in Total Viewers and Across Key Kids and Boys
Disney XD spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/19/12 - 12:33 PM]
MTV Renews "Catfish: The TV Show" for a Second Season
Debuting on November 12, "Catfish: The TV Show" became MTV's highest rated series premiere at 11:00/10:00c in network history.

[12/19/12 - 12:00 PM]
ESPN and Cowboys Extend Cowboys Classic Labor Day Weekend Matchup Through 2024
The 2014 Cowboys Classic will pit Florida State against Oklahoma State in prime time on Saturday, August 30.

[12/19/12 - 11:38 AM]
Showtime Anytime(R) Now Available with DirecTV
The service is also available now nationwide to AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum TV and Verizon FiOS customers.







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[10/12/19 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Holds Onto Demo Crown
FOX's telecast is still the adults 18-49 champ, but down over 28% from last week's network debut.

[10/11/19 - 02:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Family Dance Competition Series "Disney Fam Jam"
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[10/11/19 - 10:34 AM]
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In these all-new eight half-hour episodes, viewers will watch in disbelief as Michael raises the spirt and body of a nun and takes the phrases "cat lady" and "grass fed beef" literally.

[10/11/19 - 10:06 AM]
Rare Maps Used to Investigate Mysteries in New Science Channel Series "Unexplained and Unexplored" Premiering Sunday, November 10 at 10PM
Explorers Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah use historical maps as well as modern imaging techniques to examine these and other mysteries in a new eight-episode series.

[10/11/19 - 10:01 AM]
ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform Will Present the First Episode of the Upcoming Disney+ Original Series, "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," on Friday, Nov. 8
Said airing comes in advance of the series' bow on the highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+ (launching Tuesday, November 12).

[10/11/19 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access' "The Stand" Welcomes Additional Cast Members
Eion Bailey, Katherine McNamara and Hamish Linklater are the latest on tap.

[10/11/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Stays on Top with "Thursday Night Football"
The network's NFL coverage continues its reign in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/11/19 - 06:55 AM]
YouTube Announces Two New Projects in Celebration of International Day of the Girl
Together with the Obama Foundation's Girls Opportunity Alliance, YouTube Originals will create a dynamic learning special to spark a conversation around the global state of adolescent girls education.

[10/11/19 - 06:12 AM]
MTV's "Floribama Shore" Heads to St. Petersburg, FL for New Season Premiering Thursday, November 14th at 8PM ET/PT with Back-to-Back Episodes
Following a dramatic wrap-up in Panama City Beach last season, "Floribama Shore," the #1 series in its time period, heads south to take over a new city for another wild summer.

[10/10/19 - 02:00 PM]
Actor, Singer, Host Extraordinaire Wayne Brady Joins "Black Lightning" as Gravedigger
Tyson "Gravedigger" Spikes is a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a "super soldier" after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise.

[10/10/19 - 02:00 PM]
October Is Fang-Tastic on ABC as the Network Treats Viewers to Halloween-Themed Episodes and Classic Specials
Classic Halloween specials "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "Toy Story OF TERROR!" also return for encore performances.

[10/10/19 - 01:45 PM]
Oscar and Emmy Winner Holly Hunter to Star as Sally Yates in CBS Television Studios Miniseries
She joins the previously announced Jeff Daniels as James Comey, Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe and Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey.

[10/10/19 - 01:01 PM]
All-New Holiday Special "How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming," Based on the Hugely Popular Dreamworks Animation Film Trilogy, to Air Dec. 3 at 8:30 P.M. ET/PT on NBC
The special will feature the return of Jay Baruchel as the voice of Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, Gerard Butler as Stoick, Craig Ferguson as Gobber and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs.

[10/10/19 - 12:30 PM]
Freeform Rounds Up the Cast for Pilot "Close Up" from "How to Get Away with Murder's" Pete Nowalk and ABC Signature Studios
Plus: Natalie Chaidez joins as showrunner with Alex Kalymnios set to direct.

[10/10/19 - 12:28 PM]
Video: YouTube Debuts Official Trailer and Announces Inaugural Authors for New "BookTube" Learning Series
A new episode will air the third Thursday of each month.