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[04/08/13 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 8
Updates include: Seaton Smith joins NBC's "The John Mulaney Show"; Oxygen may pass on a new season of "The Glee Project"; and Maggie Elizabeth Jones joins "Mother's Day" at CBS.

[04/08/13 - 06:03 PM]
FEARnet Debuts ABC Studios' Genre Sitcom "Reaper" Tuesday, June 4 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT
Plus: FEARnet is producing a half-hour special reuniting some of the original cast and crew.

[04/08/13 - 05:35 PM]
Rob Dyrdek's "Wild Grinders" Animated Skateboarding Series Gets Big Worldwide Air and a Second Season Pick-up for Nicktoons
The series has been greenlit for a 26-episode half-hour season two for Nicktoons and will soon launch season one of the series in Europe and Latin America.

[04/08/13 - 03:52 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Originals Lead Viewers, "Smackdown" Tops Demos
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Playing with Fire," VH1's "Best Week Ever" and WGN's "Arrow" marathon.

[04/08/13 - 02:02 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Yukon Men" Dominates as the #1 Friday Prime Time Program in Cable for Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, April 5.

[04/08/13 - 01:27 PM]
Judge Judy Sheindlin, Host of Daytime's #1 Rated Show "Judge Judy," Signs Multiyear Deal Through 2017
"Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said. "It's when you officially become an adult, it's a winning hand in blackjack and it's the number of seasons we will have hit in 2017."

[04/08/13 - 12:44 PM]
AMC's Season Six Premiere of "Mad Men" Returns to 3.4 Million Viewers
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/08/13 - 12:35 PM]
Video: First Four Promos for FX's Newest Original Drama Series, "The Bridge"
Check out said teases for cable channel's new drama, premiering in July.

[04/08/13 - 12:34 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Naked Castaway" Special Premieres on Sunday, April 14
Ed Stafford stars in the project, which airs three back-to-back episodes on said night starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/08/13 - 12:08 PM]
Sundance Channel Partners with Art House Convergence and Sundance Cinemas to Sneak Peek the Network's Upcoming Drama Series "Rectify" at More Than a Dozen Theaters Nationwide on Tuesday, April 16th
"Rectify" is set to premiere on Sundance Channel on Monday, April 22 at 9:00/8:00c with a two hour debut.

[04/08/13 - 12:00 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15, on FOX
Plus: the newly monikered "Toxic Office: Does Someone Have To Go?" to now premiere Thursday, May 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/08/13 - 11:32 AM]
A&E Orders Second Season of the Hit Drama Series "Bates Motel" from Carlton Cuse & Kerry Ehrin
Season two of "Bates Motel" will begin pre-production later this year on ten new episodes slated to premiere in 2014.

[04/08/13 - 11:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Leaps Back to NBC and Esquire Network in Summer with New Episodes, Upgraded Courses and Fresh Format
Former NFL player and sports analyst Akbar Gbaja Biamilawill join the show as host alongside Matt Iseman.

[04/08/13 - 11:02 AM]
Discovery Channel Invites Viewers to Witness Nature's Greatest Predators - Like Never Before - in "Great Bear Stakeout"
The two-hour special premieres Sunday, May 12 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[04/08/13 - 10:47 AM]
VH1 Scours the Runway to Find Mandalay Bay's "Model Employee" - Premieres Wednesday, May 8th at 10:30PM ET/PT on VH1
Chrissy Teigen hosts the competition with Jimmy Smith, Vanessa Branch and Patrick Miller serving as judges.

[04/08/13 - 10:47 AM]
NBC's "Fashion Star" Contestents Collaborate in Pairs to Create Two Separate Pieces for One Complete Look
All seven designers were purchased by the retailers with a total commitment of $775,000.

[04/08/13 - 10:30 AM]
Gold Medalist Picabo Street Joins FOX Sports as Analyst for 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Street will provide expert analysis during all women's and men's skiing events, as well as contributes daily commentary prior to and throughout The Games.

[04/08/13 - 09:59 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Emerges as TV's #1 Broadcast of the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 18-24.

[04/08/13 - 09:35 AM]
"Ryan Seacrest with the Kardashians: An E! News Presentation" Premieres April 21st at 9PM ET/PT
At a private dinner hosted by Seacrest, Kris, Bruce, Kim, Kourtney & Scott, Khloé, Rob, Kendall, and Kylie set the record straight on various topics.

[04/08/13 - 09:23 AM]
"The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" Posts Biggest Audience in 15 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/08/13 - 09:15 AM]
Sky Atlantic Announces Major New Drama Co-Production with Starz, "Fortitude"
The commission is part of Sky's commitment to increase investment in original British content by 50%, and by 2014.

[04/08/13 - 09:05 AM]
E! Announces New Season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Premiering Sunday, June 2 at 9:00PM
The network's flagship series returns with another expanded 18-episode season.

[04/08/13 - 09:01 AM]
"Never Ever Do This at Home" Launches on Spike TV Tuesday, May 28
Teddy Wilson hosts the Canadian import, which "blends science, danger, and comedy with madcap experiments testing the limits of what a house can withstand - and beyond."

[04/08/13 - 09:01 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Multi-Media Rights Extension with Golden Boy Promotions
The new multi-year agreement helps establish a new Monday night boxing franchise on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), FOX Sports' new, national multi-sport cable channel.

[04/08/13 - 08:49 AM]
"All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" Grows from Half-Hour to Half-Hour in Every Key Ratings Category
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/08/13 - 08:44 AM]
Vast Majority of Working Americans Reveal They Are Not in Their Dream Job, According to a USA Network Poll
Said findings are released in conjunction with the network's new series "The Moment," premiering this Thursday.

[04/08/13 - 08:34 AM]
Discovery Channel Strikes It Rich in New Series "Backyard Oil"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/08/13 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates Repeat Competition with "Academy of Country Music Awards"
NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" and FOX's "The Cleveland Show" were the only competitive originals last night.

[04/08/13 - 07:45 AM]
DIY Network and MLB Network Team Up with Pinterest Fans to "Pin Your Turf" for a "Yard Crashers" Ambush
Shooting this summer and premiering in 2014, the special episode will feature the winning city's ambush and surprise one lucky fan with a home run outdoor makeover.

[04/08/13 - 07:37 AM]
Carl Edwards Returning to ESPN Broadcast Booth for Three Races
Edwards will join lap-by-lap announcer Allen Bestwick and analyst Andy Petree in the booth to call the 300-mile race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, April 12.

[04/08/13 - 06:46 AM]
NBC Sports Network Sees Double Digit Q1 Viewership Gains
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[04/08/13 - 06:32 AM]
BBC America to Co-Produce "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
The seven-episode series, due on 2014, is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.

[04/08/13 - 01:00 AM]
Oxygen Media Greenlights Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Modeling Competition Series "The Face" Produced by Shine America
Returning with ten episodes, "The Face" goes beyond the glamour as three iconic supermodel coaches battle it out to find the newest face of a well-known, national brand.

[04/07/13 - 10:34 AM]
CBS Sports and Turner Sports' Final Four Coverage Is Highest- Rated and Most-Watched in Eight Years
Said networks spin the numbers for Saturday, April 6.

[04/07/13 - 08:43 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores the #1 Non-Sports Rating of the Night in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 6.

[04/07/13 - 08:33 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Final Four Coverage Dominates for CBS
The Eye averages nearly 16 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49 in primetime.

[04/06/13 - 02:09 PM]
Bravo Axes "Kathy" After Two Seasons
The Kathy Griffin-hosted talk show averaged just 420,000 viewers during its primetime run.

[04/06/13 - 09:11 AM]
ABC Wins Friday, as "Happy Endings" Surges and "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Post Multi-Month Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 5.

[04/06/13 - 08:51 AM]
"Grimm" Hits a Four-Week High in 18-49, Equaling Its Highest Rating Since November 16
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 5.

[04/06/13 - 08:40 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Paves the Way to ABC Demo Victory
Plus: "Happy Endings" shows big week-to-week gains while CBS's "Vegas" craters in its new Friday home.

[04/05/13 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 5
Updates include: Steve Carell, James Gandolfini team for "Bone Wars" at HBO; Sara Bareilles won't return to NBC's "The Sing-Off"; and Laura Benanti to recur on USA's "Royal Pains."

[04/05/13 - 05:44 PM]
NBC to Rebroadcast "Hannibal" Premiere This Wednesday at 10:00/9:00c
It will replace a previously announced repeat of "Chicago Fire" in said time period.

[04/05/13 - 05:40 PM]
ABC May Schedule Changes: New Drama Series "Motive" Premiere Moves to Special Day and Time, Monday, May 20
Plus: "The Bachelorette" will now debut one week later on Monday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/05/13 - 05:24 PM]
NBC, The CW Confirm Retrospective Specials Prior to "90210," "The Office" Finales
Both series will sign off with two-hour events on Monday, May 13 and Thursday, May 16, respectively.

[04/05/13 - 04:28 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Thursday, Another "Swamp People" Victory
Plus: numbers for TLC's "NY Ink," TBS's "Men at Work" and AMC's "Comic Book Men."

[04/05/13 - 12:44 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is 1Q13's Most-Tweeted TV Series; #1 Most-Social Cable TV Network in 2012/13 to Date
ABC Family spins the digital numbers for the season to date.

[04/05/13 - 11:43 AM]
ABC to Wrap "Nashville" Season After 21 Episodes
The show's freshman run will come in one installment shy of the traditional "full season."

[04/05/13 - 11:37 AM]
"Hoarding: Buried Alive," "I Found the Gown" and "Four Houses" Kick Off New Seasons in April on TLC
Said trio is due back on Wednesday, April 17, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, respectively.

[04/05/13 - 10:44 AM]
History(R) Orders Second Season of Hit Scripted Series "Vikings"
Four new episodes remain in the current season airing Sundays at 10:00/9:00c with the season finale slated for Sunday, April 28.

[04/05/13 - 09:28 AM]
CBS Sweeps Thursday as "Big Bang Theory" Tops Night in Viewers and Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 4.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.