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[04/03/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 3
Updates include: Emma Rigby boards ABC's "Once Upon a Time" spin-off; USA eyes "Happy Endings" renewal; and three tapped as series regulars on AMC's "The Walking Dead."

[04/03/13 - 07:08 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hardcore Pawn" Tops Viewers, "Tosh.0" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Robot Combat League," TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" and BET's "Let's Stay Together."

[04/03/13 - 02:31 PM]
Syfy Greenlights New Series "Exit," Based on Hit Japanese Series
Curt Doussett hosts the six-episode series, bowing Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/03/13 - 02:15 PM]
NickMom Picks Up 13 Episodes of "Instant Mom," the TV Block's First Original Scripted Comedy Series Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict
Michael Boatman, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun also star in the series.

[04/03/13 - 01:42 PM]
"Oprah's Next Chapter" Features Jane Fonda and Adopted Daughter Mary Williams This Sunday, April 7 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
In the episode, Winfrey speaks with Fonda and her adopted African-American daughter, Mary Williams, for the first time together.

[04/03/13 - 01:20 PM]
ESPN's Men's Final Four Coverage from Atlanta
Shows and segments will originate from the Central Park area of the Atlantic Station shopping center with reports coming from the Georgia Dome, site of the Final Four games.

[04/03/13 - 12:44 PM]
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Ace of Cakes" Producers, Authentic Entertainment, Launch Casting Website
MyLifeisaRealityShow.com is free and will provide people in all areas of the country, the opportunity to be discovered, with the potential for an unscripted series.

[04/03/13 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Family Original Drama Series "Twisted" Begins Production Today
As previously announced, the newcomer launches Tuesday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/03/13 - 12:01 PM]
TVGN to Become the Exclusive Basic Cable Destination for #1 Daytime Drama "The Young and the Restless"
Beginning this summer, "Y&R" will move from SOAPnet, where it has already been a basic cable ratings success, to TVGN, keeping the 7:00/6:00c slot.

[04/03/13 - 11:57 AM]
Golf Channel Continues Fast Start with Most-Watched Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[04/03/13 - 11:51 AM]
"Project Runway" Gets Supersized with Expanded Two-Hour Episodes Leading Up to Season 11 Finale
Plus: Lifetime will air "The Project Runway Season 11 Reunion Special" on Thursday, May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/03/13 - 11:31 AM]
Employees Unknowingly Compete to Win Their Own Food Franchise in New Food Network Series "Giving You the Business"
Former NBA player and franchise owner Walter Bond hosts the newcomer, premiering Thursday, April 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/03/13 - 11:30 AM]
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars and Miguel to Perform Live at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, May 19 on ABC
More musical acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

[04/03/13 - 11:00 AM]
Skydance Productons Launches Television Division with Marcy Ross as President
Ross was previously the executive vice president of current programming at Fox Broadcasting Company.

[04/03/13 - 10:30 AM]
"Teen Choice 2013" Turns 15! Sunday, August 11, Live on FOX
"I really can't believe it's been 15 years," said executive producer Bob Bain.

[04/03/13 - 10:24 AM]
Animal Planet's Hit Series "Finding Bigfoot" Renewed for Third Season
12 brand new episodes will roll out later this fall.

[04/03/13 - 10:04 AM]
MTV to Exclusively World Premiere the Highly Anticipated Teaser Trailer for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" During the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" Live Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
To celebrate the premiere, the film's star Liam Hemsworth will officially give the world its first glimpse of the film.

[04/03/13 - 10:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "How to Live with Your Parents" Creator Claudia Lonow & Star Sarah Chalke
The newcomer bows tonight at 9:30/8:30c on ABC following "Modern Family."

[04/03/13 - 09:54 AM]
"Breaking Amish" Becomes Bigger Than Ever - TLC Confirms Spin-Off Series and Casts New Group for Second Season
"Breaking Amish: Brave New World," featuring the original cast members, premieres Sunday, May 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/03/13 - 09:35 AM]
Jay Leno Announces His Departure from Successful 22-Year Run from NBC's "Tonight Show" in Spring 2014
Jimmy Fallon will transition into new hosting duties on "The Tonight Show" franchise after Leno concludes his successful run.

[04/03/13 - 09:25 AM]
America's Favorite Nanny Returns in All-New TLC Series "Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost"
The six-episode series launches Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/03/13 - 09:09 AM]
USA Network Sets Summer Series Premiere Dates
Highlights include a new season of "Burn Notice" and the premiere of "Graceland" on Thursday, June 6.

[04/03/13 - 09:01 AM]
More Presenters Announced for "Academy of Country Music Awards," Sunday, April 7
The latest additions include Beth Behrs, Michael Chiklis, Sheryl Crow, Kaley Cuoco, John Fogerty, Kevin Frazier, Colin Kaepernick, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves.

[04/03/13 - 08:50 AM]
"The Voice" Beats Every Tuesday Telecast on Every Big Four Network Since the "Voice" Finale on December 18
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 2.

[04/03/13 - 08:38 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show" and "Body of Proof" Win from 9-11pm on Tuesday
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 2.

[04/03/13 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Rises in Latest Victory
NBC's talent competition is the only series up from last week.

[04/03/13 - 08:26 AM]
ReelzChannel Acquires U.S. Rights to "JFK: The Smoking Gun" - Documentary Special That Solves John F. Kennedy's Assassination
This special investigative documentary with dramatic re-creations takes audiences back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza.

[04/03/13 - 08:15 AM]
Academy Award Nominee Sam Shepard to Headline the Cast of Discovery's First Scripted Mini-Series "Klondike"
He'll succeed Chris Cooper in the role of Father Judge in the project, which is currently in production in Alberta, Canada.

[04/03/13 - 07:39 AM]
It's Mutiny on the Bering Sea When Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch" Returns for Its Ninth Season at 9 PM E/P Tuesday, April 16
This season the seven skippers and their crew are fighting through hell and back again in search of King and Opilio crab.

[04/03/13 - 06:10 AM]
Time Change for the Hallmark Movie Channel World Premiere of "After All These Years"
The Wendie Malick-led original film will now air on Saturday, April 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/03/13 - 04:02 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Finds New Home in Radio City Music Hall
The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall twice a week when live episodes begin on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24.

[04/02/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 2
Update include: Nasim Pedrad boards "The John Mulaney Show" at NBC; Steve Byrne injury halts production on TBS's "Sullivan & Son"; and participants are set on NBC's "Hollywood Game Night."

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 05:27 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Tops Viewers, Demos for USA
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Master of the Mix," E!'s "After Lately" and Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County."

[04/02/13 - 05:22 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "The Walking Dead" Goes Out on Top for AMC
Plus: numbers for Oxygen's "Snapped: Killer Couples," Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" and HBO's "Game of Thrones."

[04/02/13 - 05:17 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Tops Viewers with "Marvin Marvin," "Wendell & Vinnie"
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Secret Life of Money," Food Network's "Rebel Eats" and OWN's "Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal."

[04/02/13 - 04:38 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Third Season of "Austin & Ally"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in July, with Season Three scheduled to premiere in October 2013.

[04/02/13 - 03:39 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
New originals include "Being Mary Jane," "Burns BBQ," "Comic View" and "T.D Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul."

[04/02/13 - 02:13 PM]
History's March Out Like a Lion! Cable's #1 Network Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Men 24-54 with Overall Success of Broad Primetime Schedule
History spins the numbers for the month of March and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 01:48 PM]
Animal Planet Scores Its Best-Ever First Quarter and March
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of March and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 01:05 PM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable for 1Q13, Wins with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 plus the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 12:46 PM]
TBS Wins the First Quarter, Ranking as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 plus the season to date.

[04/02/13 - 12:01 PM]
GMC TV Unveils Extensive Lineup of Uplifting and Compelling Originals for 2013
In addition, the network said it is accelerating the timetable for its recently announced name change to UP on June 1.

[04/02/13 - 11:55 AM]
Disney XD Sets 1Q Highs in Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and Target Demos, Posting its 17th Straight Quarter of Gains in Kids 6-14, 6-11 and Tweens
Disney XD spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 11:41 AM]
Six Consecutive Quarters and 15 Consecutive Months of Year-to-Year Growth for The Hub
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 11:27 AM]
Disney Channel Extends #1 Total Day TV Streak to 8 Consecutive Quarters in Kids 6-11 and 16th in Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31 and the quarter to date.

[04/02/13 - 11:22 AM]
G. Garvin Returns in Search of the Best Southern-Inspired Dishes in New Season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin"
The Cooking Channel series returns with the first of 13 new episodes on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/02/13 - 11:18 AM]
CBS Tweet Week Returns with Even More Star Power, April 4-10
Drew Carey, Melissa Rauch, Taraji P. Henson and Corinne Brinkerhoff will kick things off on Thursday, April 4.

[04/02/13 - 10:42 AM]
CBS Wins in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31.

[04/02/13 - 10:39 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 and #2 in 18-49 for the Week of March 25-31 Among Primetime Series on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 25-31.







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[04/20/14 - 09:17 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Ten Commandments" Top Easter Weekend
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/14 - 08:50 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches NBC's Highest Adult 18-49 Rating in Its Slot, Excluding Sports, in 19 Months
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 19.

[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN NFL Programming Highlights - "Draft Academy" Debuts April 22
Projected first-round picks Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee will be part of the four-week series.

[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.