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[01/30/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 30
Updates include: ABC greenlights three comedy pilots; FOX adds two dramas to its roster; and Jon Favreau to direct NBC's "About a Boy."

[01/30/13 - 04:45 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hardcore Pawn," "Pretty Little Liars" Once Again Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Southie Rules," Spike TV's "The Joe Schmo Show" and TLC's "Starter Wives Confidential."

[01/30/13 - 03:30 PM]
Live Twitter Chat with "Malibu Country" Star Jai Rodriguez to Take Place on Friday, February 1
The actor will be up on Twitter at @jairodriguez during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[01/30/13 - 02:51 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" is Tuesday's "Most Social" TV Program; #1 TV Telecast for 4th Straight Week in Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 29.

[01/30/13 - 02:15 PM]
Discovery Channel Shatters All Previous Monthly Viewership Records in January 2013
Discovery spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/30/13 - 01:30 PM]
Disney-ABC Domestic Television Renews the No. 1 New Syndicated Talk Show, "Katie," for a Second Season
"Hosting, producing and launching a show from scratch has been challenging but very rewarding," said Katie Couric.

[01/30/13 - 12:48 PM]
New Original Docu-Series "Blackboard Wars" Premieres Saturday, March 2 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The six-episode series depicts the dramatic transformation of New Orleans' John McDonogh High School.

[01/30/13 - 12:47 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Scores 12 Consecutive Months of Year-Over-Year Ratings Gains
OWN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/30/13 - 12:32 PM]
Amaaaazeeeeing News for "Kroll Show!" Comedy Central(R) Renews Sketch Series for a Second Season
"All of me are very excited," said Kroll about the 10-episode renewal.

[01/30/13 - 11:44 AM]
TLC Orders New Pilot "Bakery Go Time" (working title)
The series features Buddy Valastro helping other family-run bakeries that are struggling to find their own sweet success.

[01/30/13 - 11:33 AM]
NBC's Hit "Chicago Fire" Adds Four-Legged Series Regular When Rescue Dog "Pouch" Makes Her Mark as New Firehouse Canine
"All firehouses have a million stories to tell about a firehouse dog, and we thought he would make a great addition," said Derek Haas.

[01/30/13 - 11:24 AM]
Christoph Waltz and Alabama Shakes Make Their "SNL" Debuts on February 16
The Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner will follow the previously announced Justin Bieber on February 9.

[01/30/13 - 11:17 AM]
E! Kicks Off First-Ever "Fashion Police Fashion Bowl" Friday, February 1 at 10:00 PM/ET
"Happy Endings" co-star Adam Pally will join Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos on the episode.

[01/30/13 - 11:06 AM]
It's Official! "How I Met Your Mother" Suits Up for One Final Season!
Co-stars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan are all due back.

[01/30/13 - 10:53 AM]
ABC Picks Up Thrilling New Drama Series "Motive" for Summer 2013
Daniel Cerone is behind the hour, which stars Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Lauren Holly and Roger Cross.

[01/30/13 - 10:06 AM]
Twilight Sparkle Earns Her Wings and Becomes a Princess in Special February 16 Coronation Episode of "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" on The Hub TV Network
To celebrate the episode, The Hub will host a special LA-based, invitation-only "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" Coronation Concert event hosted by Mallory Hagan.

[01/30/13 - 10:04 AM]
History's "American Pickers" Play "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" to Benefit America's VetDogs, Friday, February 1
America's VetDogs is an organization that provides assistance dogs and training to disabled veterans and active service members.

[01/30/13 - 09:43 AM]
All Three CBS Dramas Sweep Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 29.

[01/30/13 - 09:35 AM]
"BrandX with Russell Brand" Returns to FX Thursday, February 7 at 11:30 PM ET/PT
Upcoming guest stars include Kathy Griffin (February 14) and Dermot Mulroney (February 28).

[01/30/13 - 09:17 AM]
Animal Planet Announces a Trio of Projects That Show "Surprisingly Human" Range
"Money Barn" and "Swamp'd!" will join the previously announced "Top Hooker."

[01/30/13 - 08:39 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Grows from Half-Hour to Half-Hour by 25% in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 29.

[01/30/13 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Happy Endings" Catches NBC's "Go On" and Beats "The New Normal"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 29.

[01/30/13 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Reign with "NCIS"
Plus: ABC's "The Taste" falls 27% from its debut last week in 18-49.

[01/30/13 - 07:44 AM]
Anthony Jeselnik Crosses Every Line Imaginable in the Dark Prince of Comedy's All-New Comedy Central(R) Series "The Jeselnik Offensive" Premiering on February 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Fellow comedians Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer will join Anthony as his first guest panelists.

[01/30/13 - 07:40 AM]
Barbra Streisand to Perform on the Oscars(R) for the First Time in 36 Years
Streisand last sang the love theme from "A Star Is Born" on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for "Evergreen" that same night.

[01/30/13 - 07:10 AM]
E!'s First Royal Subject Is Crowned and Steps Into the Spotlight in E! Online's "Lord Disick: Lifestyles of a Lord"
The web series features Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian's longtime love and father of her two children.

[01/30/13 - 07:01 AM]
ABC Greenlights "Bet On Your Baby" - A New Game Show in Which Parents Predict Their Child's Next Move in the Hopes of Earning Prize Money Towards Their College Fund
Melissa Peterman hosts the eight-episode series, due to premiere in April on the Alphabet.

[01/30/13 - 06:58 AM]
mtvU Harnesses the Power of Digital Storytelling to Fight Human Trafficking in "The Backstory"
"'The Backstory' spotlights the emotional stories of human trafficking victims in an incredibly powerful way," said Stephen Friedman.

[01/30/13 - 06:55 AM]
"American Idol" App Officially Launches for iOS and Android Devices
The app gives fans the ultimate experience by allowing them to join real-time conversations on Facebook and Twitter.

[01/30/13 - 06:37 AM]
HGTV Orders Eight Episodes of "Island Hunters"
Currently in production, eight additional half-hour episodes will premiere later this year.

[01/30/13 - 06:10 AM]
MTV to Debut New All-Access Music Docu-Series "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" This April
"You might have heard my voice on the radio, seen me onstage or in a music video, but that's only a part of the story," said Ke$ha.

[01/30/13 - 06:00 AM]
Justin Timberlake to Perform on "The 55th Annual Grammy Awards(R)," Sunday, Feb. 10
This marks the first time in four years that Timberlake will grace the Grammy stage, and will be his debut TV performance on the eve of his first studio album in seven years.

[01/29/13 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 29
Updates include: ABC adds four drams to its pilot roster; NBC lands comedy "Brenda Forever"; and Warner Bros. gives "Entourage" feature the green light.

[01/29/13 - 05:34 PM]
FOX UFC Saturday Delivers FOX Prime Time Victory
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, January 26.

[01/29/13 - 04:17 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw," "Pawn Stars" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter," E!'s "Fashion Police: The 2013 SAG Awards" and Nickelodeon's "Nick News."

[01/29/13 - 04:03 PM]
BBC America to Co-Produce "An Adventure in Space and Time" to Mark "Doctor Who's" 50th Anniversary
David Bradley, Jessica Raine and Brian Cox will star in the project, the story of the genesis of "Doctor Who" and the many personalities involved.

[01/29/13 - 02:57 PM]
USA Network's "WWE Monday Night Raw" Delivers Best Numbers in All Demos Since July 2012
USA spins the numbers for Monday, January 28.

[01/29/13 - 02:52 PM]
"E! News Special: Fame and Football" Premieres Tuesday, January 29th at 8pm ET/PT
Michael Strahan, Victor Cruz, Chris Kluwe and Tim Tebow are among those featured in the 30-minute special.

[01/29/13 - 02:02 PM]
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" Spikes to 1-Year Highs in Target Women and Season Highs in Total Viewers
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, January 28.

[01/29/13 - 01:50 PM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Jan. 21-27
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 21-27.

[01/29/13 - 12:34 PM]
Starz to Develop Original Series from Lawrence Bender and Moira Walley-Beckett, Examining the Scintilating World of Ballet
The untitled drama follows a young female ballet dancer who has a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.

[01/29/13 - 12:25 PM]
Standout Series "Finding Bigfoot," "Gator Boys" and "Northwoods Law" Drive Stellar Ratings for Animal Planet in January
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/29/13 - 12:21 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Leads Viewers, Demos for Bravo
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Plastic Wives," E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet" and Discovery's "Curiosity."

[01/29/13 - 12:16 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon's "Victorious," "Marvin Marvin" Tops Charts
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Abominable Snowman," Animal Planet's "Pit Boss" and "Pit Bulls & Parolees."

[01/29/13 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Announces February Sweeps Programming
The Alphabet details its programming highlights for the February sweeps period (SPOILERS!).

[01/29/13 - 12:08 PM]
Disney Channel Sweeps January Across Target Kids; Disney Junior Block Delivers Top 4 Cable TV Series in Kids 2-5 Led by "Sofia the First"
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of January 21-27.

[01/29/13 - 12:05 PM]
Syfy Heralds the Beginning of the Robot Uprising, Tuesday, February 26 at 10PM ET/PT
Chris Jericho hosts "Robot Combat League," from Smart Dog Media and executive producer Craig Plestis.

[01/29/13 - 11:53 AM]
Bounce TV to Celebrate Black History Month with "Our History"
Highlights include the original short-form series called "Memories of My Father," featuring Martin Luther King III sharing his personal memories and impressions of his father.

[01/29/13 - 11:52 AM]
Adult Swim's Total Day Performance in January 2013 Ranks #1 Among Adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of January 21-27.

[01/29/13 - 11:37 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Strikes Ratings Gold Out of the Gate with First New Original Movie of 2013 Scoring a 1.0 HH RTG
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 26.







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[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the Top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.