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[03/19/13 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 19
Updates include: Steve Coogan to lead "Doubt" for ABC; Terry O'Quinn joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and ABC locks in "Once Upon a Time" spin-off.

[03/19/13 - 08:06 PM]
Barack-etology: President Obama Again Fills Out Men's & Women's Brackets in ESPN Exclusive
The President's Final Four selections include Florida, Indiana, Louisville and Ohio State on the men's side and Baylor, California, Connecticut and Notre Dame on the women's.

[03/19/13 - 06:11 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Heat/Celtics on ESPN, "WWE Raw" on USA Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "La La's Full Court Life," E!'s "After Lately" and HBO's "American Winter."

[03/19/13 - 06:06 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "The Walking Dead" Leads Demos, "The Bible" Tops Viewers
Plus: numbers for truTV's "Bluegrass Kingdom," MTV's "2013 mtvU Woodie Awards" and HBO's "Girls."

[03/19/13 - 06:01 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: College Basketball, UFC Prelims Top Demos
Plus: numbers for Hallmark's "Tom Dick & Harriet," OWN's "Blackboard Wars" and Spike TV's "Auction Hunters."

[03/19/13 - 05:06 PM]
HBO Pulls the Plug on "Enlightened" After Two Seasons
The show's sophomore run averaged just 224,000 viewers for the pay channel.

[03/19/13 - 03:02 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Fast N' Loud" Hits Series High as #1 Monday Prime Time Program in Cable for Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, March 18.

[03/19/13 - 01:55 PM]
Date & Time Change for The Hallmark Channel Original Series World Premiere "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"
Previously slated to premiere on Saturday, June 1, the series will now roll out on Saturday, July 20.

[03/19/13 - 01:17 PM]
GSN Announces First Ever Bible Study for Its Hit Series "The American Bible Challenge"
The Jeff Foxworthy-hosted game show returns this Thursday, March 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/19/13 - 12:50 PM]
NBC's Top-Rated Summer Series "America's Got Talent" Returns for Eighth Season on June 4
Plus: live episodes will begin on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24.

[03/19/13 - 12:49 PM]
NBC Announces Season Finale Dates for Several Series
"Chicago Fire" (May 15), "Revolution" (May 27), "Parks and Recreation" (May 2) and "Community" (May 9) will all sign off in May.

[03/19/13 - 12:42 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee James Woods Joins All-Star Cast of "Ray Donovan" on Showtime(R)
He'll recur as Patrick "Sully" Sullivan on the upcoming drama.

[03/19/13 - 12:34 PM]
"48 Hours: Ambushed" Was Saturday's #1 Program in Viewers and Households
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, March 16.

[03/19/13 - 11:36 AM]
FOX Wins Week Again Among Key Demos - Network Ranks No. 1 Among Adults 18-34 for Four Nights
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 11-17.

[03/19/13 - 11:18 AM]
Disney Channel is TV's #1 Network in Total Day for 92nd Consecutive Week in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 11-17.

[03/19/13 - 11:11 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of March 11-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 11-17.

[03/19/13 - 11:10 AM]
Adult Swim's Total Day Ranks #1 Among Adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 on Basic Cable for the Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 11-17.

[03/19/13 - 11:03 AM]
CBS Wins Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 11-17.

[03/19/13 - 11:03 AM]
A&E's "Bates Motel" Opens for Business with 4.6 Million Viewers on Premiere Night
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, March 18.

[03/19/13 - 11:00 AM]
Sony Powers "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Concert Series
Starting today, Sony will be both powering the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcast and Concert Series with their products.

[03/19/13 - 10:57 AM]
The Hub Continues Its Ratings Climb
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of March 11-17.

[03/19/13 - 10:52 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Holds 100% of Its Week-Ago Rating to Beat "Ellen" in Homes
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of March 4-8.

[03/19/13 - 10:51 AM]
ABC Nearly Catches FOX for the Week's Adult 18-49 Lead, Placing 2 of the Top 6 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 11-17.

[03/19/13 - 10:28 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" to Premiere April 20
Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, Brittany Snow, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vassilieva, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter, Jean Smart, Lea Thompson, Melanie Griffith and Chelsea Handler star in the project.

[03/19/13 - 10:12 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) Sets Expansive Programming Line Up Across Multiple Platforms in Support of May Day: Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero
Said event is set for Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

[03/19/13 - 10:04 AM]
Comedy Central Live Announces Anthony Jeselnik: Live Begins Wednesday, April 24 at the Paramount Theater During the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, TX
Tickets are currently on sale for the tour, which runs through June 8 in Seattle.

[03/19/13 - 10:01 AM]
ESPN and Current Big East Conference Agree to Multiyear Rights Agreement
The agreement grants ESPN exclusive worldwide distribution rights across all media of the conference's football, basketball and more through 2019-20.

[03/19/13 - 09:24 AM]
MTV Turns the Overlooked Into the Ogled in the Original TV Movie "Ladies Man: A Made Movie" Set to Premiere on Tuesday, April 9 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
Leading into the premiere of the movie, MTV will also air all new "Made" episodes beginning on April 1 at 6:00/5:00c.

[03/19/13 - 09:18 AM]
Inspiring Documentary "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus," the Previously Untold Story of Two American Heroes, Debuts On Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8, Exclusively on HBO
Steven Pressman wrote, directed and produced the film in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

[03/19/13 - 09:06 AM]
Richard Madden, Tim Blake Nelson, Marton Csokas and Conor Leslie to Join the Cast of Discovery's First Scripted Mini-Series "Klondike"
The series will be produced with assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Film Development Program.

[03/19/13 - 08:59 AM]
Season Finale of "The Biggest Loser 14" Jumps 18% Versus Last Year's Finale in Adults 18-49 and Is Up 2% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, March 18.

[03/19/13 - 08:33 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Returns on Top for ABC
The Alphabet's reality competition however is down 11% from a year ago in adults 18-49.

[03/19/13 - 08:26 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars" Premiere Is Up/"Castle" Earns Most-Watched Telecast this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 18.

[03/19/13 - 08:19 AM]
USA Is the Most Watched Cable Network in 1Q for the 8th Consecutive Year, Marking a Victory No Other Cable Entertainment Network Has Ever Achieved
USA spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/19/13 - 07:13 AM]
History's "The Bible" Week 3 Delivers 10.9 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/19/13 - 07:07 AM]
History's First Scripted Series "Vikings" Raided 4.8 Million Total Viewers in Its Third Episode, Sunday, March 17 at 10 PM
History spins the numbers for Sunday, March 17.

[03/19/13 - 06:02 AM]
National Ratings Cement "Downton Abbey, Season 3" on Masterpiece Classic as Highest-Rated Drama in PBS History
PBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[03/19/13 - 06:02 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Winner Gains $250,000 at Last Night's Live Season 14 Finale on NBC
The Peacock details the winner of its most recent cycle.

[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.







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[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Channel Goes Straight to Series with Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The premiere season will focus on scientist Albert Einstein and will be based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," adapted by writer Noah Pink.

[04/28/16 - 12:35 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Motive" Move to Sundays on USA
The Canadian import previously aired on Friday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Freeform Premiere of the Documentary "Twinsters" Airs May 7 at 8:30 P.M. EDT
"Twinsters" is a two-hour documentary about two young women who were both adopted from South Korea and raised on different continents.

[04/28/16 - 12:20 PM]
Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" Returns for an All-New-Season
Season six will air on Monday nights beginning May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:45 AM]
Don't Mess with Mommy This May on LMN with Host Wendy Williams Movie Premieres All Weekend for Mother's Day
Then from May 15 through May 22, LMN Premiere Movie Week will feature more new movies every night of the week at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:14 AM]
"Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet on May 26 with All-New Programming You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into
"'Monster Week' is the most audacious of Animal Planet's quarterly tentpole events continually surprising our viewers with the most enigmatic of creatures," said Rich Ross.

[04/28/16 - 11:00 AM]
"LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" Premieres Monday, June 20 on Disney XD
Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space.

[04/28/16 - 10:35 AM]
Country Powerhouses Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam to Kick Off the "2016 American Country Countdown Awards" with McBride's Timeless Female Anthem "This One's for the Girls"
"I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," said Martina.

[04/28/16 - 10:13 AM]
MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on an All-New Night Monday, June 13 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Building on "AYTO's" successful formula, season four will feature a game-changing twist that for the first time will truly test the theory, "If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?"

[04/28/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Live from Daryl's House" and "Later... With Jools Holland" New Seasons to Premiere on MTV Live Thursday, May 5
TV Live, MTV's 24-hour high-definition music channel, was rebranded from Palladia in February.

[04/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Travel Channel Hits Highest-Rated April in Three Years Among P25-54
Travel Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/16 - 09:37 AM]
New Series "Mygrations" Premieres Monday, May 23, at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel
Each spring, in a desperate bid for survival, 1.3 million wildebeests race hundreds of miles north from the dry southern Serengeti plains to the lush grasses of the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

[04/28/16 - 09:36 AM]
"Match Game" Returns to Primetime With Host Alec Baldwin on ABC
The 10-episode series will air 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT as part of ABC's Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside "Celebrity Family Feud," with Steve Harvey, and "The 100,000 Pyramid," with Michael Strahan, beginning on Sunday, June 26.

[04/28/16 - 09:34 AM]
NBC's Hit Series "Little Big Shots" Closes Out Its First Season with Two Final Episodes May 1 & 8; Casting for Season 2 Has Begun
Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey executive produce the popular, family-friendly series, with Harvey also serving as host.

[04/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
Andy Richter Hosts the Ultimate "Celebrity Food Fight" When Stars Compete in Comedic Culinary Games
Look for double episodes premiering on Sunday, May 29 at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c on Food Network.