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[03/20/13 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 20
Updates include: Jimmy Fallon to succeed Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show"; Bianca Kajlich, Aly Michalka join NBC's "Undateable"; and Robert Buckley departs "Holding Patterns."

[03/20/13 - 05:33 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Leads Demos, "Pretty Little Liars" Tops Viewers
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "Urban Tarzan," Discovery's "How We Invented the World" and Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio."

[03/20/13 - 03:22 PM]
TV Land Orders Fifth Season of Hit Sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" Starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White
The 24-episode order brings the series to a total of 104 episodes.

[03/20/13 - 02:50 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars'" Season 3 Finale Becomes 1st Series in TV History to Amass Over 1 Million Total Airtime Tweets
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 19.

[03/20/13 - 02:46 PM]
ABC Announces Finale Dates for the 2012-13 Season
Highlights include a two-hour finale for "Revenge" on May 12 and a post-sweeps wrap for "Body of Proof" on May 28.

[03/20/13 - 01:36 PM]
In Celebration of Women's History Month, Showtime(R) to Premiere "Why We Laugh: Funny Women"
Narrated by legendary comic Joan Rivers, the film premieres Thursday, March 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/20/13 - 01:01 PM]
ESPN and Mountain West Conference Announce Multiyear Rights Agreement
ESPN will acquire exclusive worldwide rights to televise up to 16 Mountain West football games plus every Boise State home game as well as up to 31 conference-controlled men's basketball games annually.

[03/20/13 - 12:45 PM]
"Shogun" and "The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson" (working title) Added to Roster of FOX Tentpole Event Series in Development
Said duo joins the previously announced "Wayward Pines" and "Blood Brothers."

[03/20/13 - 12:26 PM]
GSN Announces New Series and Episode Acquisitions, Including Classic Game Show "Sale of the Century," Which Makes Its GSN Debut on April 1, 2013
Also on tap are 57 new-to-GSN episodes of "Press Your Luck" from 1983-84 with host Peter Tomarken.

[03/20/13 - 11:39 AM]
New Season of "Locked Up Abroad" Begins with POW Account of Ernie Brace and Friendship with Fellow Captive Sen. John McCain
The series returns Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00/8:00c on National Geographic Channel.

[03/20/13 - 10:31 AM]
CBS Announces Ted Danson Contract Extension and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Pickup for 2013-2014 Season
Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Wallace Langham, Elisabeth Harnois, David Berman and Jon Wellner will also return.

[03/20/13 - 10:01 AM]
The Hub Network Unveils 2013-'14 Program Slate with Six New Additions to Join Nine Returning Original Series
Newcomers include "Wizards vs Aliens," "SheZow," "Spooksville," "Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch," "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising" and "Stan Lee's Mighty 7."

[03/20/13 - 09:46 AM]
NBC Hits the High Notes as It Returns Popular A Cappella Competition Show "The Sing-Off" as New Series During Holidays
The series originally premiered in December 2009 as a five-night event and became a weekly series in 2011.

[03/20/13 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Sweeps Tuesday in Viewers and Demos; "NCIS" Tops Night; "Golden Boy" Grows
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 19.

[03/20/13 - 09:02 AM]
Star-Studded Presenter Lineup Revealed for Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 23, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
Look for Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jaden Smith, Lucy Hale, Kaley Cuoco, Miranda Cosgrove and more!

[03/20/13 - 09:01 AM]
Reality TV Heavyweight Leftfield Pictures Acquires Production Shingle Sirens Media, Producer of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Leftfield's acquisition of Sirens Media marks the first time a transaction has taken place between two major independent American television production companies.

[03/20/13 - 09:00 AM]
George Strait and Garth Brooks to Pay Tribute to Dick Clark at "48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Airing Sunday, April 7
Plus: the ACM Artist of the Decade Award will be renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award in honor of the iconic figure and longtime producer.

[03/20/13 - 08:44 AM]
FEARnet to Premiere Season Two of Its Hit Original Horror-Comedy Series "Holliston" on Tuesday, June 4
Guest stars this season include Bailee Madison, David Naughton and Sid Haig.

[03/20/13 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Splash" Opens as the Top Unscripted Debut Since "X Factor" in September 2011
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 19.

[03/20/13 - 08:37 AM]
BET Networks Licenses Package of Iconic African American Comedies from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Family Matters," "Martin," "The Jamie Foxx Show" and "The Wayans Bros." are among the series.

[03/20/13 - 08:35 AM]
"Smash" Is the Most Upscale Broadcast Drama So Far This Season in Its Concentration of Adults 18-49 Living in Homes with $100K+ Incomes
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 19.

[03/20/13 - 08:23 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Powers CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
Plus: ABC gets a big boost from the launch of "Splash" last night.

[03/20/13 - 08:10 AM]
Big East Conference & FOX Sports Reach Extensive, Multi-Platform Media Rights Agreement
The agreement grants FOX Sports rights to all conference-controlled men's basketball games, select rights to women's basketball as well as all Olympic sports.

[03/20/13 - 08:09 AM]
Design Fans Get Boost from "HGTV HOME Make It Mine" Campaign
For those who need inspiration before tackling their makeover projects, the special will premiere on Saturday, March 23.

[03/20/13 - 07:56 AM]
NBC Acquires "Crossing Lines" for Summer Debut
William Fichtner and Donald Sutherland star in the 10-episode series, from Edward Allen Bernero.

[03/20/13 - 07:39 AM]
Ahoy! "Top Chef: The Cruise" Reels in More Chef'testants and Announces New Onboard Activities & Excursions
Taking place from April 11-15, the one-of-a-kind culinary vacation experience invites fans of the series the chance to break bread and rub elbows with the show's judges and chefs.

[03/20/13 - 06:32 AM]
Comedian and Actor Cedric "The Entertainer" Named New Host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
Cedric replaces Meredith Vieira, who launched the weekday version of the game show in 2002 and remained host for 11 seasons, through 2013.

[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.







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[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
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[07/29/16 - 01:02 PM]
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[07/29/16 - 01:01 PM]
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The network previously extended the current season, bringing the total to 26 episodes, and has already announced a pick up for a Season 5, set to air next year.

[07/29/16 - 12:12 PM]
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Highlights include the all-new special "Clash of Africa's Giants," which gives audiences a look inside the lives of one of Africa's growing prides on a quest for survival.

[07/29/16 - 11:45 AM]
FOX Orders Second Season of Competition Series "American Grit"
Season two is currently casting the next group of men and women who are ready to find their inner strength and transform their lives for the better.

[07/29/16 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "Killing Reagan" - Trailer
The National Geographic Channel original movie premieres Sunday October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/29/16 - 11:02 AM]
Video: Miramax(R) and El Rey Network Release Trailer from Season Three of the El Rey Network Original "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
This season the Gecko brothers find themselves in the vortex of the culebra world, thrust into a fight against the forces of Hel as they assemble an unlikely crew to take on the new enemies determined to take them down.

[07/29/16 - 10:33 AM]
"The Circus" Returns This September for the Final Act of the 2016 Election
Sunday night's episode marks the final episode in the series' summer run.

[07/29/16 - 09:26 AM]
El Rey Network Now Available on Verizon Fios
El Rey will be included in the Ultimate, Preferred, Mundo and Mundo Total TV plans on channel 198.

[07/29/16 - 09:07 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Charts
The Eye claims the adults 18-49 and the total viewers crown.

[07/29/16 - 08:33 AM]
Family, Food and Fun Rule the Road in Primetime Series "The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off"
The five-episode stunt launches Sunday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.

[07/29/16 - 08:31 AM]
"Teen Choice 2016" and Rock the Vote Partner to Inspire Teens to Weigh in on Who Should Be the Next President
The results of the youth poll will be revealed during the live broadcast airing this Sunday, July 31 on FOX.

[07/28/16 - 06:45 PM]
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The network's latest original movie centers on 25-year-old Jean, portrayed in a break-out performance by Taylour Paige, and her multi-generational, middle-class family of strong-minded yet loving women.

[07/28/16 - 02:30 PM]
Kobe Bryant to Present Decade Award to Justin Timberlake at "Teen Choice 2016," Airing Live This Sunday, July 31, on FOX!
Lea Michele, Sarah Hyland, NE-YO, Chris Evans, Daisy Ridley, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson are also among the celebrities scheduled to appear.

[07/28/16 - 01:58 PM]
TV One Delivers a Knockout Punch with New Original Film "Ringside," Premiering Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 P.M. ET
The film stars Tyler Lepley as undefeated boxer Jaxon Holley and explores the personal battles he faces outside of the ring while preparing for the biggest fight of his career.