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[03/21/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 21
Updates include: Mamie Gummer boards CBS's "Backstrom"; Ashley Williams joins ABC's "Keep Calm and Karey On"; and FOX pushes filming on "The Wild Blue."

[03/21/13 - 09:00 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 21
Plus: season 11 finalist Colton Dixon to perform on the next results show Thursday, March 28.

[03/21/13 - 07:36 PM]
ABC Pushes "Bet on Your Baby" Back a Week to Saturday, April 13
Originally set to launch on April 6, the game show will now roll out the following week with back-to-back episodes.

[03/21/13 - 03:57 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Another Wednesday, Another "Duck Dynasty" Victory
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "It's a Brad, Brad World," Syfy's "Haunted Collector" and TLC's "My Strange Addiction."

[03/21/13 - 02:23 PM]
ABC Announces Its 2013 Summer Schedule
Returning series include "Celebrity Wife Swap," "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,""Rookie Blue," "What Would You Do?" and "Wipeout."

[03/21/13 - 01:16 PM]
David Anders Joins Expanding Cast of USA Network's "Necessary Roughness"
Anders will play Troy Cutler, second-in-command to Connor (John Stamos) at V3, the world's premiere sports and talent agency.

[03/21/13 - 01:01 PM]
Lifetime Wins Right to Premiere "Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story"
The film - starring Eric McCormack, Matt Barr and Lolita Davidovich - will air this Saturday, March 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/21/13 - 12:16 PM]
E! Goes "Live from the Red Carpet" at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Terrence Jenkins and Khloé Kardashian Odom will host said coverage, beginning at 7:00/6:00c this Saturday.

[03/21/13 - 11:48 AM]
NCAA First Four(TM) on truTV Delivers 14 Percent Audience Growth
truTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 19.

[03/21/13 - 11:46 AM]
Denver at Maryland Tips off NIT Second Round
First Round upsets include Robert Morris over No. 1 seed Kentucky, Mercer over No. 2 seed Tennessee and Stony Brook over No. 2 seed Massachusetts.

[03/21/13 - 11:45 AM]
Andie Macdowell and Dylan Neal Star In "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove", a Hallmark Channel Original Series World Premiere on July 20, the Network's First-Ever Series
As previously reported, the series will now launch Saturday, July 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/21/13 - 11:44 AM]
Acclaimed Artist Norman Rockwell's Iconic Portrayal of the American Dream Comes to Life on Screen with "Norman Rockwell's Shuffleton's Barbershop", A Hallmark Movie Channel Original
Danny Glover and Kayla Ewell topline the film, premiering Saturday, May 18 on the network.

[03/21/13 - 11:43 AM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights Second Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart", Kicking Off With 2-Hour Original Movie World Premiere Event on October 5
The debut film stars Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Daniel Sharman and newcomer Poppy Drayton.

[03/21/13 - 11:42 AM]
Bruce Dern Joins "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Star Zachary Gordon and Bailee Madison as Production Begins in Canada on "Pete's Christmas"
The film is the latest entry in "Walden Family Theater," a new series of family movies created by Walmart, P&G, Walden Media and ARC Entertainment.

[03/21/13 - 11:41 AM]
The Most Unique and Original Lifestyle Program on Cable, "Home & Family", Earns an Early Second Season Renewal from Hallmark Channel
In fourth quarter 2012, "Home & Family" reached a total of 9.6 million viewers, 8.4 million households, and 2.8 million women aged 25-54.

[03/21/13 - 11:40 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires Rights to Golden Globe(R) Award-Winning and Multiple Emmy(R) Award Nominated Comedy "Home Improvement"
The classic family comedy joins Emmy nominated drama, "The Good Wife", which begins airing in January 2014, and award-winning comedy, "The Middle", airing March 2014.

[03/21/13 - 11:39 AM]
Hallmark Channel Proudly Announces the Production of the Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie, "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Christmas"
The movie follows the September 28 season finale of Hallmark Channel's first-ever original primetime scripted series, "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove."

[03/21/13 - 11:38 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Embarks on TV's New Holiday Destination, "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" with the Network's First-Ever Original Holiday Movie, "Christmas with Tucker"
James Brolin, Gage Munroe, Josie Bissett, Barbara Gordon, Ron Lea and Helen Colliander all star in the original movie.

[03/21/13 - 11:37 AM]
Hallmark Channel Redoubles Commitment to Building a Lineup of Quality Original Scripted Series for Primetime
On tap is the 10-episode serial "When Calls the Heart", based on the book series by best-selling author Janette Oke.

[03/21/13 - 11:36 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Unveils Its Q2-Q4 2013 Programming Slate
Said projects include the network's first ever holiday movie world premiere, "Christmas with Tucker" starring James Brolin.

[03/21/13 - 11:35 AM]
Hallmark Channel, the Leading Destination for Original, Quality, Family Content, Unveils its 2013-14 Programming Schedule at Annual Upfront
Highlights include its second primetime series and three back-door pilots in development based on works from award-winning writers.

[03/21/13 - 11:33 AM]
Karen Gillan Joins Cast of "NTSF:SD:SUV::"
She'll join returning cast members Paul Scheer, Kate Mulgrew, Brandon Johnson, June Diane Raphael, Rob Riggle, Martin Starr and Peter Serafinowicz.

[03/21/13 - 11:23 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Top the ABC and CBS Time-Period Competition in Every Key Category for the Late-Night Week of March 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 11-15.

[03/21/13 - 11:09 AM]
TNT Announces 2013 Summer Premiere Dates
"Falling Skies," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Major Crimes," "Perception" and "Franklin & Bash" are all due back.

[03/21/13 - 10:13 AM]
CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" Places First for the Week in Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 11-15.

[03/21/13 - 10:09 AM]
Nadine Velazquez to Be a Series Regular on the TNT Hit Drama Series "Major Crimes"
She'll play Deputy D.A. Emma Rios who is newly assigned to the Phillip Stroh case.

[03/21/13 - 09:19 AM]
ABC Family Casts Leslie Jordan to Guest Star in New Episode of Original Series "Baby Daddy"
He'll guest in a holiday episode as a world-weary elf from the local mall who becomes Ben and Danny's boss when they get jobs at Santa's Workshop.

[03/21/13 - 08:54 AM]
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Finishes Within a Tenth of a Rating Point of Its Prior Original Telecast of Three Weeks Ago
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 20.

[03/21/13 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "American Idol" Hold Onto Top Spots
Plus: "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" return up double-digits from their last originals.

[03/21/13 - 07:56 AM]
Rock Icon Bret Michaels Drives His Lifelong Passion for RVs Into Travel Channel's "Rock My RV with Bret Michaels"
The 16 episode series - 15 half-hours and a special one-hour finale - will debut with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, May 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/21/13 - 07:52 AM]
Dates Turn from Dream to Dread in a New Season of "Dates from Hell" on Investigation Discovery
Season two premieres on Friday, April 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/21/13 - 07:00 AM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 20
Tune in tonight to the live results show to find out which Top Nine finalist is sent home.

[03/21/13 - 06:46 AM]
Travel Channel Heats Up the Summer with Six Hot Shows That Celebrate the Season Under the "We Are Summer" Banner
"Rock My RV with Bret Michaels," "Bikinis & Boardwalks" and "RIDE-iculous" will join returning series "Xtreme Waterparks," "Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination" and "Bizarre Foods America."

[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.







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[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 02:50 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:17 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:06 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 01:00 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 12:20 PM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:46 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.

[09/18/14 - 11:31 AM]
FX Picks Up "Tyrant" for a Second Season
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[09/18/14 - 11:13 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:11 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:02 AM]
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[09/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
Mark Burnett Reunites with Mike Darnell to Produce a Primetime Event Game Show for ABC, "500 Questions" (Working Title)
It is scheduled to air in 2015, with the program testing the smarts - and nerve - of contestants in a pressure-packed, incredibly intense environment.