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[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 20
Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.

[02/20/13 - 10:06 PM]
First Five Semifinalists Advance to the Top 20 on "American Idol"
Tomorrow night the Sudden Death Rounds continue when the first group of guys perform and the judges reveal the next five semifinalists to join the Top 20.

[02/20/13 - 07:23 PM]
Hallmark Movie Channel's "Wild Hearts" the Working Title Is Now Changed to "Our Wild Hearts"
The original movie, starring Ricky Schroder and Andrea Schroder, premieres Saturday, March 9 on the network.

[02/20/13 - 04:47 PM]
Cameron Mathison, Amy Scott and Annie Wersching Star in the World Premiere of "The Surrogate," Saturday, March 2 at 8pm ET/PT
The film tracks a successful author that allows his assistant - who has a secret crush on him - to become a surrogate so he and his wife can have a baby.

[02/20/13 - 04:42 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "WWE Raw" Nab Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Disney XD's "Pair of Kings," VH1's "La La's Full Court Life" and Discovery's "The Devils Ride."

[02/20/13 - 04:27 PM]
"The Vampire Diaries" Is the #1 Social TV Series on Broadcast Television for the Week of February 11-17
The CW spins the digital numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 03:38 PM]
Lori Conkling Joins NBCUniversal as EVP of Strategy and Business Development
Conkling joins from A&E Networks, where she was EVP of Distribution.

[02/20/13 - 02:59 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Walking Dead" Holds Off NBA All-Star Game
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Fame in the Family," Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" and TLC's "Gypsy Sisters."

[02/20/13 - 02:54 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Tops Originals with Premiere of "Wendell & Vinnie"
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Pastor Brown," OWN's "Blackboard Wars" and Showtime's "History of the Eagles."

[02/20/13 - 02:39 PM]
Discovery Channel Tells the Inside Story Behind "Argo" - Narrated by Bryan Cranston
The one-hour special - updated from its original broadcast in 2002 - airs this Saturday, February 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/20/13 - 02:00 PM]
"New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" to Air on a Special Night After "American Idol" Thursday, April 4 on FOX
Said duo will replace a previously booked encore of "Glee" on the night.

[02/20/13 - 01:09 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Expands Scripted Programming Slate Acquiring All New Episodes of Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse"
In addition, the network has garnered the encore rights for the first two seasons that originally aired on TBS.

[02/20/13 - 12:40 PM]
CBS News Special "Vanity Fair's Hollywood" Takes Viewers Into Star-Studded Bash of the Season
The one-hour special airs this Saturday, February 23 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[02/20/13 - 12:15 PM]
truTV Expands Hit Series with Additional Episodes of "Impractical Jokers" and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago"
The cable channel has commissioned 13 and eight more episodes, respectively.

[02/20/13 - 11:45 AM]
CBS Wins Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54 with Seven of the Top 10 Shows of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 11:33 AM]
"48 Hours: Honor And Dishonor" Is Saturday's #1 10:00 PM Program in Viewers, Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Households
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 16.

[02/20/13 - 11:31 AM]
MTV's "The Real World" Heads to Portland as the Series Returns with the Most Explosive Season Ever on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Living in the trendy Pearl District, eight strangers, and house mutt Daisy, quickly immerse themselves in Portland culture.

[02/20/13 - 11:22 AM]
NBA All-Star Weekend Coverage Helps Propel TNT to the Top of the Charts as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 11:17 AM]
Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally"/"Dog With A Blog" Hit Series Highs; "Sofia the First" is #1 Cable TV Series for 3rd Straight Week With Preschoolers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 11:15 AM]
Esquire Network Announces Two Senior Executive Appointments
Deena Stern will serve as Head of Marketing while Katherine Nelson has been tapped as Head of Communications.

[02/20/13 - 10:30 AM]
Bon Jovi to Perform Live on "American Idol" Thursday, March 14 on FOX
The highly anticipated performance coincides with this season's first live results show.

[02/20/13 - 10:22 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Feb. 11-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 09:56 AM]
ABC Claims 5 of the Week's Top 20 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 09:54 AM]
FOX Takes Week Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/20/13 - 09:52 AM]
Spike TV's "Auction Hunters: Pawnshop Edition" and "Savage Family Diggers" Move to Saturdays Starting March 2nd
Said duo previously aired on Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[02/20/13 - 09:38 AM]
TLC's Duggar Family Goes on an Asian Adventure in New Three Part Special Beginning March 12
Plus: look for the return of "19 Kids and Counting" on Tuesday, April 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/20/13 - 09:31 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Beats "Ellen" with Its 2nd-Best Household Rating This Season
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of February 4-8.

[02/20/13 - 09:24 AM]
CBS Sweeps Every Half-Hour on Tuesday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/20/13 - 09:23 AM]
Funny Man Drew Carey Guest Stars on "BrandX with Russell Brand"
Said installment airs this Thursday, February 21 at 11:30/10:30c.

[02/20/13 - 08:47 AM]
ABC's Tuesday is Up Year to Year and Earns 2nd Place
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/20/13 - 08:24 AM]
Science Channel Joins the Search for Extraterrestrial Life This March with "Are We Alone?" Month
Highlights include the new specials "Alien Encounters" and "Aliens: The Definitive Guide."

[02/20/13 - 08:23 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Trump the Competition
Plus: ABC's "Body of Proof" and The CW's "Cult" open soft last night.

[02/20/13 - 08:11 AM]
Oxygen Media Expands True Crime Original Programming with New Series "Snapped: Killer Couples" Premiering on Sunday, March 10 at 10PM ET/PT
In addition, the network will mark the 200th episode of the original "Snapped" that same night at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/20/13 - 07:30 AM]
Entertainment One Television to Produce Reality Series Starring Grammy(R) Award Winner Michelle Williams, Entitled "My Sister's Keeper"
The series will follow the lives of Michelle and her sisters and the pressures of releasing a new solo album though eOne Music.

[02/20/13 - 07:04 AM]
Mac Miller Celebrates Premiere of New MTV2 Series With "Mac Miller's Most Dope Weekend Takeover" Kicking Off Thursday, February 21 Through Sunday, February 24
"Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family" bows on Tuesday, February 26 11:30/10:30c after a new "Guy Code."

[02/20/13 - 06:59 AM]
BET Networks, Wonder Productions and the United Nations Present "Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace" Airing on Centric, February 23rd
Malcolm Jamal Warner hosts the event, featuring performances by Stevie Wonder, Sting, Janelle Monáe and Wyclef Jean.

[02/20/13 - 06:25 AM]
Kesha and MTV Premiere "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11PM
The series follows the music superstar Ke$ha "as she navigates the madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life while recording a new album and traveling the globe."

[02/20/13 - 06:08 AM]
Oscar(R) Producers Name Performers in Celebration of Musicals of the Last Decade
Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barksand Helena Bonham Carter are all on tap.

[02/19/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 19
Updates include: Tricia Helfer to lead ABC's "Killer Women"; Ari Graynor tapped as "Bad Teacher" for CBS; and Michael Peña to search for "The List" at FOX.

[02/19/13 - 04:43 PM]
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour Lands on Showtime(R) Friday, February 22nd at 9:30 PM (ET/PT)
Ali Sadiqq, Jay Reid and D'Lai are also featured in the special.

[02/19/13 - 03:35 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Holds Onto Top Spots for Discovery
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "History of the Eagles," VH1's "The Jenny McCarthy Show" and TLC's "Something Borrowed, Something New."

[02/19/13 - 02:56 PM]
Disney Channel is Friday's #1 TV Network in Total Day Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens, and Cable TV's #1 Network in Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, February 15.

[02/19/13 - 02:31 PM]
Fox Broadcasting Company Restructures Current Programming Team and Adds New Event Series & Multi-Platform Programming Department
Shana C. Waterman and Kiliaen Van Rensselaer will oversee the latter offering while James Oh has been upped to SVP, Current Programming.

[02/19/13 - 02:30 PM]
FOX Inks Programming, Marketing And Distribution Partnership with Youtube Original Channel "WIGS"
The partnership is designed to "expand the breadth of offerings through the WIGS channel, and test and nurture dramatic concepts and talent in the digital realm."

[02/19/13 - 02:06 PM]
"Downton Abbey, Season 3" on "Masterpiece Classic" Finale Ratings End on a High Note
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 17.

[02/19/13 - 01:49 PM]
"Oprah's Next Chapter" Featuring Oprah's Interview with Beyonce Scores Over 1.3 Million Viewers on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN spins the numbers for Saturday, February 16.

[02/19/13 - 12:00 PM]
ESPN Films and espnW Announce "Nine for IX"
The series is scheduled to premiere on July 2 on ESPN and the films will air over consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/19/13 - 11:52 AM]
"Elementary" Leads All Primetime Programs Among Live Plus 7-Day Lift for the Week Ending Feb. 3 - Adds 4.27 Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of January 28-February 3.

[02/19/13 - 11:33 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Pastor Rick Warren Discuss Living "A Purpose Driven Life" on "Oprah's Lifeclass" Sunday, February 24
Plus: an update from a former guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" who survived being held hostage in 2005 by the Atlanta Spree Killer after reading "The Purpose Driven Life."

[02/19/13 - 11:27 AM]
Ovation to Air U.S. Premiere of Epic "Ben Hur" Miniseries Sunday, March 31 at 8 PM ET
Joseph Morgan, Emily VanCamp, Kristin Kreuk and Hugh Bonneville star in the project, which was originally set up at ABC.







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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.