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[02/21/13 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 21
Updates include: Mira Sorvino marries "Gaffigan" at CBS; Robbie Amell joins "The Tomorrow People" at The CW; and Nicole Beharie reports to FOX's "Sleepy Hollow."

[02/21/13 - 09:24 PM]
Five More Semifinalists Advance to the Top 20 on "American Idol"
Five more guys and five more girls will join the Top 20 Semifinalists next week.

[02/21/13 - 03:59 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Celtics/Lakers Puts ESPN in Front
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Money Barn," Discovery's "Weed Country" and Lifetime's "America's Supernanny."

[02/21/13 - 03:56 PM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Cooks Up Its Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.7 Million Viewers, Up Double Digits in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 20.

[02/21/13 - 03:54 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0," "Pretty Little Liars" Top Demo Race
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "The Jeselnik Offensive," History's "Ultimate Soldier Challenge" and Animal Planet's "Wild Appalachia."

[02/21/13 - 03:07 PM]
Flyers-Penguins "Wednesday Night Rivalry" Thriller Is Highest-Rated NHL Regular-Season Game in NBC Sports Network History
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 13.

[02/21/13 - 02:15 PM]
World Premiere of HBO(R) "Game of Thrones(R)" Season 3 Trailer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Friday, February 22
The all-new 60-second trailer will be posted to the "Game of Thrones" YouTube channel immediately following its east coast debut.

[02/21/13 - 02:12 PM]
"America's Next Top Model" Returns with a Twist - Guys!
Eight men and eight women will live under one roof and battle it out to earn the latest title this summer.

[02/21/13 - 02:07 PM]
FX Orders Second Season of "The Americans"
Plus: look for a season-to-date marathon of the show's freshman run on Friday, March 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/21/13 - 12:23 PM]
"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" Premieres Tuesday, March 19 with an All-New Season on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman, Octomom, Sinbad, Marion Jones, Omarosa, Trista and Ryan Sutter are among those featured.

[02/21/13 - 12:05 PM]
Neal Kendall Named Executive Producer of "The Arsenio Hall Show"
Most recently, Kendall served a 10-year stint as executive producer of "Tavis Smiley," overseeing more than 1,900 episodes and winning four NAACP Image Awards.

[02/21/13 - 12:00 PM]
FOX Announces 2012-13 "Fox Writers Intensive" Finalists
Hart Hanson, Shintaro Shimosawa, Andre and Maria Jacquemetton and Zal Batmanglij are among this year's FWI session participants.

[02/21/13 - 11:16 AM]
Royalty Reigns Over Key Competitors as "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" Takes the Top Spot with the Special Coronation Episode
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of February 11-17.

[02/21/13 - 11:13 AM]
MTV's "Nikki & Sara Live" Open Their "Home" in Times Square to Chart-Topping Artist Phillip Phillips
Phillips will chat his new single "Gone, Gone, Gone," his upcoming tour and get tips on how to win "American Idol."

[02/21/13 - 10:53 AM]
Daringly Provocative "What!? Logo Documentaries" Series Returns for a Second Season
"Gorgeous Ladies Of Wresting" (March 19), "Chasing Beauty" (April 2), "I'm A Stripper" (April 9), "The Long And Short Of Body Hair (April 16) and "I Think I'm An Animal (April 23) are all on tap.

[02/21/13 - 10:35 AM]
Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart and Kerry Washington to Present on Oscar(R) Telecast on ABC
Previously announced presenters include Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy and Liam Neeson.

[02/21/13 - 10:20 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "Peter Rabbit" Tops with Kids, Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/21/13 - 10:10 AM]
Justin Timberlake Celebrates Launch of New Album "The 20/20 Experience" with a Week of Appearances on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" March 11-15
Timberlake is scheduled to perform each night and will sit down to chat with Fallon on Monday and Friday.

[02/21/13 - 10:02 AM]
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee "What's the Deal With Fracking?" Premieres Monday, Feb. 25, at 8PM on Nick!
Kids share their thoughts on this issue, a process used to get oil and natural gas buried deep underground.

[02/21/13 - 10:02 AM]
"SNL" Roars Into March with All-Star Line-Up Including Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart
Musical guest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also make their "SNL" debut on March 2.

[02/21/13 - 09:54 AM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Is Tuesday's #1 TV Telecast for the 7th Straight Week in Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 19.

[02/21/13 - 09:45 AM]
Versatile Entertainer and Former Spice Girl Mel B Joins NBC's Top-Rated Summer Series "America's Got Talent" as New Judge Along with Howie Mandel and Howard Stern
The outstanding contestants from the Season 8 open-casting auditions will be invited back to perform in front of Mandel, Stern and Mel B in five cities across the country.

[02/21/13 - 08:56 AM]
ABC's "The Middle," "The Neighbors" and "Modern Family" Post Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 20.

[02/21/13 - 08:38 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Equals Last Week's Rating, Marking the Seventh Consecutive Telecast That's Matched or Beaten the Show's Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 20.

[02/21/13 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Continues Reign for FOX
Plus: ABC's "The Middle" and "The Neighbors" are up double digits from last week.

[02/21/13 - 08:06 AM]
ESPN Films' SEC "Storied" Series Continues with Documentary on Atlanta Tornado During 2008 SEC Basketball Tournament
"Miracle 3" will premiere on Sunday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[02/21/13 - 07:48 AM]
WE tv Greenlights "Glam & Gold" - New Docuseries Featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards Ross and Husband/NFL Star Aaron Ross
Production has begun in Austin and Jacksonville on six, one-hour episodes to premiere this summer.

[02/21/13 - 07:10 AM]
Speed(TM) Asks "R U Faster Than a Redneck?"
The eight-episode series bows tomorrow night, February 22, following live coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Daytona.

[02/21/13 - 06:40 AM]
Kristin Chenoweth and Seth Macfarlane Set for Post-Best-Pic-Award Musical Finale at Oscars on ABC
"After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number, and we think it will be a 'can't miss' moment," said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[02/21/13 - 06:39 AM]
Chris Connelly to Welcome Oscars(R) Red Carpet Guests
Connelly's celebrity chats will be streamed live in the Backstage Pass on Oscar.com and the official Oscars App.

[02/21/13 - 06:14 AM]
Sherry Stringfield and Katie Leclerc Star in "Beverly Lewis' The Confession," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere May 11
Adrian Paul and Julia Whelan also star in the original, from director Michael Landon, Jr.

[02/21/13 - 03:01 AM]
VH1 Adds 3 New Shows To Its Slate + Reups "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle" For An Additional Season
"The Gossip Game," "I'm Married To A..." and "100 Sexiest Artists" are all due in the coming months.

[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.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
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The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
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[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
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[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
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[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
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[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
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[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
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[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
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Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.