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[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 18
Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.

[03/18/13 - 05:00 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Announces Two-Hour Tuesday Broadcasts on April 30 and May 7 That Will Build Drama of Upcoming Knockout and Live Playoffs Episodes
Plus: the hit vocal competition series will climax with its eventful live season finale on Tuesday, June 18 (9-11 p.m. ET).

[03/18/13 - 03:26 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Tops Charts with "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex"
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "The World According to Dick Cheney," Hallmark's "Return to Nim's Island" and VH1's "Best Week Ever."

[03/18/13 - 02:48 PM]
Bravo Media Gets Ready for a Monumental Monday with Back-to-Back Premieres of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Finale and Reunion Part One March 25
Newcomer "LA Shrinks" will follow the two-hour block at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/18/13 - 02:39 PM]
Live Twitter Chat with "The Neighbors" Guest Star Bethenny Frankel
She'll be up at @Bethenny before and during the east coast broadcast of Wednesday's episode.

[03/18/13 - 02:31 PM]
TV Event "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex" Bewitches Nearly 6 Million Total Viewers and 3 Million Kids 2-11
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/18/13 - 01:54 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold" Is the #1 Friday Prime Time Program in Cable for Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/18/13 - 01:36 PM]
ABC Nixes "Troupe Stars" from Summer Lineup
The eight-episode series was originally slated to premiere on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/18/13 - 01:08 PM]
Syfy Renews Acclaimed Competition Series "Face Off" for a Fifth Season
Production on the new season begins April 2013 in Los Angeles for a Summer 2013 premiere.

[03/18/13 - 12:36 PM]
PBS Announces "Carol Burnett Night" with Two Hours of the Great American Comedienne, April 9
Look for encores of the Carol Burnett-themed episodes of "American Masters" and "Pioneers of Television" on said night.

[03/18/13 - 12:23 PM]
Seven Designers Are Purchased on NBC's "Fashion Star" from Last Friday Night
Plus: both the Chain Detail Ruffle Hem Dress at Macy's from designer Johana Hernandez and the Coatdress at Saks Fifth Avenue from designer Silvia Arguello have also sold out.

[03/18/13 - 10:33 AM]
Nickelodeon to Debut a Special Preview of Its Newest CG-Animated Series "Monsters vs. Aliens" Following the 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Josh Duhamel hosts this year's event, airing Saturday, March 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/18/13 - 10:33 AM]
ABC and amfAR Partner to Celebrate "General Hospital's" 50th Anniversary
The partnership with amfAR marks the first time that the Nurses Ball will be linked to a non-fictional charity.

[03/18/13 - 10:15 AM]
Debmar-Mercury to Add Two Months of Originals to "The Wendy Williams Show" Following Record-Setting February Sweeps Performance
"I have the greatest fans in daytime TV, and I'm so excited to be giving fans more fun throughout the summer," Williams said.

[03/18/13 - 10:12 AM]
Statements from History and "The Bible" Executive Producers Mark Burnett & Roma Downey Regarding Today's News
"History channel has the highest respect for President Obama," the network said. "It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection."

[03/18/13 - 10:01 AM]
MTV Set to Launch an All-New Funny Female Comedy Line-Up with the Return of Scripted Hit "Awkward" Along with New Series "Girl Code"
"Awkward" returns on Tuesday, April 16 with an hour-long premiere event at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/18/13 - 10:00 AM]
MTV Takes Over the Airwaves with a Marathon Weekend of "RetroMTV: The Real World" Beginning Friday, March 22 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
The marathon weekend will feature the entire first, third and twelfth seasons of the series.

[03/18/13 - 09:56 AM]
"The Queen of Versailles" Reigns Again! Bravo Media to Air Television Premiere of Critically Acclaimed Documentary Monday, April 29 at 9PM ET/PT
The film traces the lives of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel who have made their fortune from their Westgate Resorts time-share business in Florida.

[03/18/13 - 09:42 AM]
CBS Wins Third Straight Sunday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/18/13 - 09:40 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" Solidifies Its Rank as TV's #1 Broadcast of the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of February 25-March 3.

[03/18/13 - 09:36 AM]
Green Is Universal Kicks Off Earth Week 2013 Celebration with Nationwide Call to Action: "We're All in This Together" Giveaway
Consumers can download the "One Small Act" app and enter to win various prize packages by completing any three environmentally sustainable actions.

[03/18/13 - 09:01 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced for ACM Awards, Sunday, April 7
Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town are scheduled to perform at the 48th annual event.

[03/18/13 - 08:52 AM]
ABC Earns Second Place on Sunday
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/18/13 - 08:50 AM]
"All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" Ranks #1 for Its Second Hour from 10-11 p.m. with a Season-High 19% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/18/13 - 08:50 AM]
Tightrope Legend Nik Wallenda to Cross Over Grand Canyon, His Highest Walk Ever
Discovery Channel will capture the nail-biting, play-by-play live event on Sunday, June 23.

[03/18/13 - 08:45 AM]
VH1 and Smirnoff(R) Vodka Team Up to Search for the "Master of the Mix"
The new season - due Monday, April 1 - features Amanda Seales as host with DJ Kid Capri, DJ Mia Moretti and Ben Maddahi as judges.

[03/18/13 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Tight Race in Demos
Plus: FOX's "Family Guy" tops the adults 18-49 chart, while NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" is the only series up week-to-week.

[03/18/13 - 07:58 AM]
TV One Orders More Comedy with Second Season Pick Up of Hit Sitcom "The Rickey Smiley Show"
The second season is scheduled to begin production in April with a 26-episode order and is slated to premiere in the summer of 2013.

[03/18/13 - 06:31 AM]
International Music Superstar Rihanna Takes Off with World Premiere of Concert Documentary "Rihanna 777" Monday, May 6 on FOX
The film gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Rihanna's globetrotting concert tour that hit seven countries in seven days with seven shows to promote her seventh album.

[03/18/13 - 06:01 AM]
"The 67th Annual Tony Awards(R)" to Be Broadcast in a Three-Hour Ceremony, Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 9 on the CBS Television Network
The show returns to Radio City Music Hall after two years at the Beacon Theatre.

[03/17/13 - 07:28 PM]
CBS Sports and Turner Sports' Exclusive Coverage of 2013 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tips off March 19
Marv Albert and Steve Kerr will call the action, with Craig Sager courtside for the two First Four games on Tuesday.

[03/17/13 - 08:49 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Equals the Show's Top Overnights with a Rebroadcast Since January 5
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, March 16.

[03/17/13 - 08:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Modest Victories for ABC in Demos, CBS in Viewers
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" encore however tops primetime in adults 18-49.

[03/16/13 - 12:04 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Lily Rabe at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 12:03 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Sarah Paulson at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 12:02 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Naomi Grossman at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 12:01 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "American Horror Story" Co-Star Frances Conroy at PaleyFest
Check out our red carpet visits with the cast of FX's horror anthology.

[03/16/13 - 11:45 AM]
"Wizards of Waverly Place" Television Event, "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex," Casts Ratings Spell With Nearly 6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/16/13 - 09:26 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 - "20/20" Draws Biggest Audience in 3 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/16/13 - 09:21 AM]
"Grimm" Ranks #2 in Its Time Period in 18-49 and Is the Hour's #1 Scripted Program in All Key Demographics
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, March 15.

[03/16/13 - 09:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Is Most-Watched Network, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
Plus: the Eye's "Blue Bloods" claims the top spot among adults 18-49.

[03/15/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 15
Updates include: Stephen Fry to assist "Super Clyde" on CBS; Amanda Peet joins HBO's "Togetherness"; and Alex Kapp Horner is cast in FOX's "I Suck at Girls."

[03/15/13 - 04:36 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Continues Its Reign for History
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Immortalized," Comedy Central's "The Ben Show" and FX's "Legit."

[03/15/13 - 02:00 PM]
Nat Geo WILD, The Sun Valley Film Festival and The African Wildlife Foundation Announce First Annual "Wild to Inspire Short Film Competition"
The competition will give independent documentarians the chance to win an apprenticeship in wildlife filmmaking with an acclaimed National Geographic filmmaker in Africa.

[03/15/13 - 12:42 PM]
Habemus Papam: Bruno Ganz Joins "The Vatican" on Showtime(R) as Pope Sixtus VI
Pope Sixtus VI, of German ancestry, is an unassuming and introspective caretaker of the Church, who struggles with his own legacy, and how history will judge his papacy.

[03/15/13 - 11:19 AM]
Men's College Basketball - Most-Viewed Regular Season Ever on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for its NCAA coverage to date this season.

[03/15/13 - 11:18 AM]
ABC Family Is Looking for Dancing Fools! Are You A Dancing Fool? Do You Know One?
The half-hour unscripted comedy debuts Wednesday, May 29, right after the season premiere "Baby Daddy."

[03/15/13 - 10:38 AM]
Two U.S. Men's National Team FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matches on ESPN
Said primetime offerings include USA vs. Costa Rica on Friday, March 22 and Mexico vs. USA on Tuesday, March 26.

[03/15/13 - 10:27 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Mary Lou King of Cochranville, Pennsylvania, as the Grand Prize Winner of "Live's Search for Unstoppable Moms"
"Live" was on the hunt for exceptional moms who go above and beyond the call of duty, are prepared for anything, and deserve to be celebrated for all that they do.

[03/15/13 - 10:25 AM]
Lifetime Original Movies in April Include "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" and Backdoor Pilot "Stalkers"
Other offerings include "A Mother's Rage" and "A Sister's Revenge."







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[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.

[08/27/15 - 12:48 PM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Rolls Out the Red Carpet More Celebrity Guests, More Comedy, More Fun Than Ever!
Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.

[08/27/15 - 11:43 AM]
Treasure Hunters Dig Deep Into American History to Search for Vanished Fortune on the Series Premiere of "Rebel Gold" Airing Tuesday, Sept 15 on Discovery
The project is an all-new series that follows an experienced group treasure hunters as they join forces to retrace Jefferson Davis' trail and search for clues that could lead them to the legendary treasure.

[08/27/15 - 11:30 AM]
Betty White to Guest-Star on FOX Drama "Bones"
She'll play an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football - which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise.

[08/27/15 - 11:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Tanked" Delivers Marvelous Masterpieces to Megastars, MVPs, Magicians and Musicians
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Friday, September 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/15 - 11:01 AM]
TBS Orders Two More Seasons of "American Dad!"
In November, the network announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer for the Emmy(R) Nominated Outstanding Drama Series "Homeland"
Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
All-New Dance Docuseries "Step It Up" Premieres September 25 on Lifetime
Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of the elite dance company, the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT).

[08/27/15 - 10:26 AM]
A&E and LMN to Premiere Two New Documentaries Chronicling the Troubling Persona of O.J. Simpson and the Criminal and Civil Trials Against Him
A&E will premiere the two-hour special "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes" on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/27/15 - 10:23 AM]
VH1 Continues to Expand the Reach of Its #1 Rated "Love & Hip Hop" Franchise by Greenlighting a Brand New Series and Returning an Audience Favorite for a Second Season
Picking up after "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," Stevie J and Joseline head to Los Angeles in VH1's new untitled half-hour spin-off series.

[08/27/15 - 10:09 AM]
What Will Be America's Next Great Fitness Obsession? Jillian Michaels Starts the Search on October 20 with Spike's "Sweat Inc."
The winner of the competition will receive $100,000, the opportunity to develop their brand and launch their program at multiple Retro Fitness locations across the country, as well as a feature in Women's Health Magazine.