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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 SkarsgÄrd, 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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[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[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]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.