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[01/09/13 - 11:22 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2012: #30-21
Our annual countdown continues with "Community," "Justified," "Mad Men" and more!

[01/09/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 9
Updates include: "Mixology" lands pilot order from ABC; Showtime renews "Gigolos," "Polyamory"; and Dylan Walsh set for two-parter on ABC's "Castle."

[01/09/13 - 05:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Justified" Tops Viewers, "Liars" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "The Joe Schmo Show," Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" and Comedy Central's "The Burn with Jeff Ross."

[01/09/13 - 03:41 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Returns as TV's #1 Show in Key Demos; Accounts for Over 52% of All Tuesday TV Twitter Posts
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 03:31 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: BCS National Championship Dominates for ESPN
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Black Ink Crew," OWN's "Trouble Next Door" and A&E's "The Haunting of."

[01/09/13 - 01:17 PM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" (working title) from Wolf Films and Magical Elves
The series will join the TNT lineup in late summer 2013 alongside "Boston's Finest," "The Hero" and "72 Hours."

[01/09/13 - 12:30 PM]
"Hemlock Grove" Eli Roth's Gothic Thriller Developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman Available Only on Netflix April 19
Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley and Dougray Scott star in the 13-episode drama.

[01/09/13 - 12:00 PM]
CBS Has the Top 16 and 19 of the Top 20 Non-Sports Broadcasts of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/09/13 - 11:38 AM]
BBC Worldwide Inks Milestone Syndication Deal with Public Television Stations for British Crime Drama "DCI Banks"
The series will premiere on public television stations across the country, including WUSF Tampa, KERA Dallas and KCET Los Angeles, starting in January.

[01/09/13 - 11:24 AM]
GSN Announces Premiere Dates for "The American Bible Challenge" and "Family Trade"
"Family Trade" premieres Tuesday, March 5 while "The American Bible Challenge" is due back on Thursday, March 21.

[01/09/13 - 11:21 AM]
NBC Partners with Sprinkles Cupcakes to Bring a Little Sweetness to the Launch of New Comedy Series "1600 Penn"
The branded cupcakes will be available free of charge in their 11 bakeries - located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, among others.

[01/09/13 - 10:58 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Kicks Off its New Slot with its 2nd-Biggest Audience Ever
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 10:54 AM]
TBS's "Cougar Town" Opens Doors to More Than 1.3 Million Adults 18-49
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 10:46 AM]
NBC Sports Group Announces MLS Coverage Plans for the 2013 Regular Season
Three MLS regular-season games will air on NBC, with 38 on NBC Sports Network.

[01/09/13 - 10:31 AM]
CBS Television Distribution Sells Daytime Talk Show "The Test" Into 56% of the Country
The conflict resolution talk show, hosted by Kirk Fox, uses lie detector and DNA tests to settle relationship and paternity disputes among the guests.

[01/09/13 - 10:29 AM]
"The Soup" Reveals a Brand-New Look for the New Year
One of the changes is the brand-new, redesigned logo, "which takes motifs from the old logo and updates them for a sleek new look."

[01/09/13 - 10:23 AM]
CMT Offers Up the Ultimate Redneck Recliner Just in Time for Season Three of "My Big Redneck Vacation"
New episodes return to the cable channel on Saturday, January 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/09/13 - 10:11 AM]
Starz in Black and Encore Honor Black History Month (February)
The former will showcase a double feature of documentary films focusing on the socio-political struggles and movements Black Americans experienced.

[01/09/13 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" Returns as Monday's #1 Scripted Cable TV Telecast in Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[01/09/13 - 10:03 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Returns to Hollywood For Its Second Post-Oscars(R) Broadcast, Live from the Dolby Theatre(TM)
Said episode will air live on Monday, February 25 at 9 a.m. ET.

[01/09/13 - 09:54 AM]
As "Days of Our Lives" Celebrates Its 12,000th Episode This Week, NBC Renews the Iconic Daytime Drama Through September 2014
The 12,000th episode will air this Friday, January 11.

[01/09/13 - 09:52 AM]
Lifetime to Celebrate Black History Month with Three World Premiere Movies
Look for "Betty & Coretta" (February 2), "Twist of Faith" (February 9) and "Pastor Brown" (February 16) in the coming weeks.

[01/09/13 - 09:37 AM]
"NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" Deliver Largest Audiences of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 09:10 AM]
"SNL" Heats Up February with Justin Bieber as Host and Musical Guest on February 9
The series returns on January 19 with host Jennifer Lawrence and musical guest The Lumineers, and on January 26 with host Adam Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar.

[01/09/13 - 08:59 AM]
"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" Hits Series Highs for an 8:30 Telecast in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 08:48 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Full Lineup for 30th Annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival
"The Walking Dead" will kick off things on Friday, March 1 and conclude with "American Horror Story: Asylum" on Friday, March 15.

[01/09/13 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Happy Endings" Is Up and Nearly Ties NBC's "Go On" in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 8.

[01/09/13 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Pushes CBS in Front Among Viewers, Demons
Plus: NBC's "Parenthood," FOX's "Ben & Kate" and ABC's "Happy Endings" all see gains.

[01/09/13 - 08:03 AM]
Rocsi Diaz Signed as Weekend Co-Anchor and Daily Correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight"
Diaz comes to ET from BET's "106 & Park," a daily music video show, where she was a co-host.

[01/09/13 - 08:01 AM]
CBS Announces Participating Companies for the New Reality Competition Series "The Job," to Premiere Friday, Feb. 8 on the CBS Television Network
Palm Restaurant Group, Cosmopolitan, Major League Soccer, Epic Records, Zynga, Live Nation, Gilt and Viceroy Hotel Group are among the participants.

[01/09/13 - 07:44 AM]
Backed by National Multi-Media Marketing Campaign, Syfy's Hit Series "Total Blackout" Returns Tuesday, January 15 at 10:30PM
Said return will follow the 90-minute season premiere of "Face Off."

[01/09/13 - 07:22 AM]
TLC's New Series "Starter Wives Confidential" Premieres Tuesday, January 29 at 10PM
Each episode "shares the lives of seven women who supported their former husbands/boyfriends before the fame and wealth made them the men they are today."

[01/09/13 - 06:02 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees The Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift to Perform on "The 55th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 10
FUN. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations.

[01/08/13 - 11:14 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2012: #40-31
Our annual countdown continues with "Modern Family," "White Collar," "Parks & Recreation" and more!

[01/08/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 8
Updates include: NBC gives pilot order to "Bloodlines"; Sarah Shahi lands arc on CBS's "Person of Interest"; and Anthony Michael Hall to recur on MTV's "Awkward."

[01/08/13 - 05:33 PM]
President Obama Welcomes New NBC Comedy Series "1600 Penn" to White House for Screening on January 9
The late-afternoon event climaxes a whirlwind day of promotional events in Washington, D.C., designed to launch "1600 Penn."

[01/08/13 - 04:25 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Extends Demo Streak to Five Weeks
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Making Mr. Right," Lifetime's "An Amish Murder" and TLC's "Best Funeral Ever."

[01/08/13 - 04:21 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Worldwide Exclusive with Lance Armstrong Airs Thursday, January 17 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The special 90-minute Thursday night episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/13 - 04:20 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Is "Victorious" in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Underemployed," OWN's "Six Little McGhees" and TBS's "Wedding Band."

[01/08/13 - 04:08 PM]
Production to Start on "Home Again" with Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison Set to Premiere Thanksgiving 2013 on ABC Family
Cameron Mathison and Mary Kay Place also star in the project, from director Jerry Ciccoritti and writers Michael Vickerman & Ann Gunder.

[01/08/13 - 02:22 PM]
Animal Planet's "Gator Boys" Snaps Up 1.3 Million Viewers in Season Two Debut
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6.

[01/08/13 - 02:03 PM]
HGTV Rings in the New Year with Record Ratings
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 1.

[01/08/13 - 02:01 PM]
Discovery Channel Uncovers the World of Illegal Smuggling and Trafficking in the Eye-Opening Series "Extreme Smuggling"
The four-part series launches this Monday, January 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[01/08/13 - 01:41 PM]
Cartoon Network Ranks as Television's #1 Network for Total Day Delivery of Boys 6-11 & 9-14
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 01:26 PM]
Successful Holiday Programming Events and Slate of Network Movie Premieres Drive Strong New Year Start for The Hub TV Network
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of December 31-January 6.

[01/08/13 - 01:16 PM]
BCS National Championship: Cable's Second Biggest Audience of All Time
ESPN further spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[01/08/13 - 01:11 PM]
"Boo Boo" Rings in 2013 with the Series' Most-Watched Episode to Date
TLC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6.

[01/08/13 - 12:37 PM]
FOX at TCA: "In Living Color" Reboot Not Happening, "Goodwin Games" Could Be Pushed to Summer
Plus: Kevin Reilly on the futures of "The X Factor" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

[01/08/13 - 12:22 PM]
Jackson: "America's Best Dance Crew" May Find a New Home
The "American Idol" judge says his MTV dance competition is hoping to set up shop somewhere else.

[01/08/13 - 12:05 PM]
Seahawks/Redskins NFC Wildcard Clash Scores Big on FOX
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.