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[12/21/12 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 21
Updates include: "How I Met Your Mother" to get ninth season; "Jim Rome on Showtime" is due back as a monthly series; and "Shoreline" lands at E!.

[12/21/12 - 07:21 PM]
TNT's "Leverage" Coming to an End
The series will sign off after five seasons on Tuesday, December 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/21/12 - 03:43 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Burn Notice," "Jersey Shore" Finales Wrap on Top
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Project Nim," Lifetime's "Project Runway Spotlight: Marchesa" and History's "2012 The End Is Now."

[12/21/12 - 03:08 PM]
Barbara Walters' Interview with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Air on A Special Holiday Edition of "Nightline" Wednesday, December 26 at 11:35 pm on ABC
The special was originally scheduled to air on "20/20," Friday, December 14, but was postponed due to the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school.

[12/21/12 - 12:40 PM]
ABC Puts "666 Park Avenue" on the Bench, May Return This Summer
The Alphabet will fill the Sunday, 10:00/9:00c hour with "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" starting January 6.

[12/21/12 - 11:45 AM]
USA to Air "Over/Under" Pilot as Original Movie on Friday, January 4
Steven Pasquale, Caroline Dhavernas, Anthony Carrigan and Giancarlo Esposito starred in the two-hour pilot.

[12/21/12 - 11:44 AM]
ABC to Air "Happy Endings," "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" Originals on Sunday, January 6
They'll replace the previously scheduled installment of "666 Park Avenue."

[12/21/12 - 11:14 AM]
Video: Two Preview Clips from the Series Premiere of "Kroll Show"
The newcomer premieres Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.

[12/21/12 - 10:59 AM]
Biggest, Baddest Machines to Go Head-to-Head in New Competition Series for Discovery Channel - "Machines of Glory" Premieres Sunday, December 30
All three episodes will air back-to-back beginning at 6:00/5:00c on said date.

[12/21/12 - 10:31 AM]
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Brings in the New Year with "Cruise in and Win Week," January 7-11, 2013!
During "Millionaire's" "Cruise In and Win Week," a cruise vacation will be attached to one question in each contestant's game.

[12/21/12 - 09:34 AM]
AMC Announces the Season 4 Pick-Up of "The Walking Dead"
Plus: showrunner Glen Mazzara and AMC have mutually decided to part ways.

[12/21/12 - 08:52 AM]
"A White House Christmas: First Families Remember" Earns NBC's Highest 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results in the Time Period Since November 22
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 20.

[12/21/12 - 08:42 AM]
ABC's "CMA Country Christmas" Wins the 10 O'clock Hour
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 20.

[12/21/12 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The X Factor" Goes Out on Top, But Down Year-to-Year
FOX's reality franchise wraps down 2.8 million viewers from a year ago and 18% in adults 18-49.

[12/21/12 - 07:31 AM]
It's That Time of Year... Time to Think Weird, Live Weird and Get Weird! New Episodes Of "Workaholics" Begin on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
"A TelAmerican Horror Story" kicks off the first of 10 new episodes on the cable channel.

[12/21/12 - 07:11 AM]
Video: Sneak Peek of MTV's "Washington Heights," Premiering January 9 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The series follows nine best friends from the vibrant and diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights.

[12/21/12 - 07:01 AM]
Starz Play and Encore Play Authenticated Online Services Now Available for DirecTV Customers
Starz Play offers approximately 400 monthly selections, including 300 movies and 100 episodes of exclusive original series.

[12/21/12 - 06:30 AM]
FOX to World Premiere Season 12 of "American Idol" for Fans with Advanced Screening and Live Q&A Events Nationwide Wednesday, January 9
Originating from Royce Hall at University of California Los Angeles, the debut episode and live Q&A will be uplinked via satellite across the country.

[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.







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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
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Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
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[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
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[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
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[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
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[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
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[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
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[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
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[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
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