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[09/25/13 - 11:55 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 25
Updates include: Robert De Niro to succeed James Gandolfini on HBO's "Criminal Justice"; Emily Osment to star in ABC Family's "Young & Hungry"; and TBS gives pilot order to "Mostly Likely."

[09/25/13 - 03:35 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "NCIS," "SHIELD" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Double Divas," Bravo's "The New Atlanta" and ESPN's "The Book of Manning."

[09/25/13 - 03:27 PM]
ABC Picks Up "Mistresses" for a Second Season
The series wrapped its run earlier this month with a series-high in total viewers and matching a series-best in adults 18-49.

[09/25/13 - 02:46 PM]
Joel McHale Hosts New E! Spin-Off Series Offering a Saterical Investigative Reporting on Pop Culture When "The Soup Investigates" Premieres October 2
The season premiere features appearances by "Teen Mom's" Farrah Abraham and "Dancing with the Stars'" Karina Smirnoff.

[09/25/13 - 02:44 PM]
"Conan" to Feature First Joint Late-Night Appearance Ever for Creators and Cast of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"
Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton will all visit tonight's episode.

[09/25/13 - 12:44 PM]
FX Networks Announces 2013 New York Comic-Con Slate
Look for panels featuring "Archer," "The League" and FXX's brand new animated comedy "Chozen."

[09/25/13 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Bob Odenkirk Wants a Rowdy Frat Kicked Off Campus on IFC's "The Birthday Boys" - New Series Premieres Friday, October 18
Odenkirk and Ben Stiller are the executive producers of the upcoming sketch series.

[09/25/13 - 12:16 PM]
"Sleepy Hollow" Delivers FOX's Highest-Rated Fall Premiere in 12 Years and Highest-Rated Scripted Program of the Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 16-22.

[09/25/13 - 12:11 PM]
Bounce TV Celebrates 2nd Birthday with Record Distribution, Advertiser and Ratings Growth and Accelerated Original Programming Production
This upfront season, Bounce TV more than tripled the number of advertisers from this time last year and has added nearly 30 new sponsors.

[09/25/13 - 12:07 PM]
College Football: ABC & ESPN Top All Networks on Saturday Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 21.

[09/25/13 - 12:01 PM]
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro Scares Up a History of Horror in the Opening Credits of "The Simpsons'" Treehouse of Horror XXIV Airing Sunday, October 6, on FOX
In the couch gag opener, director del Toro throws the crypt wide open with a sequence that features monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history.

[09/25/13 - 11:51 AM]
Fuse and Big Freedia Have Set the Guinness World Record(R) for Most People Twerking Simultaneously
The event was to help promote Big Freedia's upcoming new television series - "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" - which is set to premiere on Fuse on Wednesday, October 2.

[09/25/13 - 11:49 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Miami" Salsas Its Way to 10:00 PM ET/PT Starting Monday, September 30
The remainder of the season includes the weddings of Adriana and Joanna, the Vegas bachelorette party and the long-awaited return of fan-favorite and Marysol's mother, Mama Elsa.

[09/25/13 - 11:44 AM]
TLC to Premiere Two Groundbreaking New Series About the FLDS Church
"Breaking the Faith" premieres Sunday, November 24 while "Escaping the Prophet" will roll out in December.

[09/25/13 - 11:16 AM]
ESPN, ESPN2 to Televise 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games
ESPN - in its third consecutive year of CrossFit Games coverage - will air 12 episodes (originally carried live on ESPN3 in July) on ESPN and ESPN2 in October.

[09/25/13 - 10:22 AM]
GSN Announces Comedian DeRay Davis as Host of New Original Series "Mind of a Man"
In the half-hour game show, two female contestants try to figure out what men really think, with the help of a celebrity panel.

[09/25/13 - 10:13 AM]
Saks Fifth Avenue Announces Partnership with ABC's Hit Series "Scandal," Starring Emmy Nominated Actress Kerry Washington
Saks Fifth Avenue and Scandal will kick-off the partnership with a star-studded event sponsored by Mercedes-Benz on October 2.

[09/25/13 - 10:09 AM]
Calling All Crazy Kids: MTV to Premiere New Season of the Hit Music Docu-Series "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" on October 30 at 10:30PM
This season fans will also get acquainted with her close-knit, outspoken and zany family and friends.

[09/25/13 - 10:06 AM]
CBS Sweeps the Final Week of the Television Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 16-22.

[09/25/13 - 09:41 AM]
Showtime(R) to Air World Premiere Concert Film of Joel and Ethan Coen and T Bone Burnett's One-Night Only Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis"
The concert will take place at The Town Hall in New York City on Sunday, September 29, and Showtime will air it nationally on Friday, December 13.

[09/25/13 - 09:37 AM]
CBS Wins Premiere Tuesday in Viewers; "NCIS" Tops Night
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 24.

[09/25/13 - 09:25 AM]
"MNF's" Raiders-Broncos Telecast Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks in All Key Male Demos and Adults 18-34 and 18-49
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 23.

[09/25/13 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday in 18-49, "Voice" Up 15% vs. Year-Ago Debut; Record Ratings for "Chicago Fire," Wins 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 24.

[09/25/13 - 08:49 AM]
Adult Swim Announces Live Streaming Across All Platforms
The launch marks yet another step in Adult Swim's expansion across multiple platforms as it continues to be one of the industry's most innovative comedy brands.

[09/25/13 - 08:47 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Marks World Polio Day with "A Shot to Save The World"
This powerful program reveals the dramatic story behind one of the greatest feats of medical science, the development of the first polio vaccine.

[09/25/13 - 08:37 AM]
Tom Green Joins AXS TV in a Live One-Hour Talk Show Series "Tom Green Live" Beginning Thursday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET - 6 p.m. PT
In this series, Green will showcase a more serious side as he will sit down and have a meaningful conversation, going one-on-one with his guest in a live setting every Thursday night.

[09/25/13 - 08:25 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Debunks the Mysteries of Mythical Creatures in the Three-Part Halloween Special "The Monster Project"
Judah Friedlander hosts the event, premiering Saturday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[09/25/13 - 08:23 AM]
ABC's Opener of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" Is TV's #1 Drama Debut in 4 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 24.

[09/25/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "The Voice," "Chicago Fire"
Plus: ABC hits with "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," misses with "Lucky 7."

[09/25/13 - 07:39 AM]
Cooking Channel's Ching-He Huang Takes Her Culinary Expertise Outside the Kitchen to Save Failing Restaurants in New Series "Restaurant Redemption"
Throughout the series, Ching meets restaurant owners from across the country in desperate need of her help.

[09/25/13 - 07:36 AM]
NickMom Debuts Second Season of Stand-Up Comedy Series "NickMom Night Out," Hosted by Sherri Shepherd Monday, Oct. 14, at 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
Previous NickMom Night Out hosts include Tisha Campbell-Martin (LA), Judy Gold (NY), Caroline Rhea (Orlando, Fla.), and Bonnie McFarlane (Chicago).

[09/25/13 - 07:01 AM]
Season Two of BBC America's Critically-Acclaimed Original Series "Orphan Black" Is Now in Production
The series is shooting on location and in studio in Toronto through February 2014.

[09/25/13 - 06:51 AM]
"The X Factor" Goes from Concert to Coliseum in the Exciting All-New Four Chair Challenge Round Wednesday, October 2 Through Thursday, October 10, on FOX
Plus: look for the first live performance show on Tuesday, October 29.

[09/24/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 24
Updates include: Bruno Heller to bring "Gotham" to FOX; Vanessa Redgrave cast in ABC's "The Black Box"; and NBC gives pilot order to "The Odyssey."

[09/24/13 - 06:52 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Voice," "MNF" Overshadow the Night
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Fashion Police," Discovery's "Turn & Burn" and VH1's "Black Ink Crew."

[09/24/13 - 06:47 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NFL, Emmys Dominate Competition
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Low Winter Sun," Showtime's "Ray Donovan" and Nickelodeon's "Dora the Explorer."

[09/24/13 - 06:42 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: College Football, "Sam & Cat" Lead Viewers
Plus: numbers for Starz's "The White Queen," Spike TV's "Cops" and Lifetime's "Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker."

[09/24/13 - 06:37 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Shark Tank," "Last Man Standing" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for WE tv's "Kendra on Top," Spike TV's "Bellator MMA Live" and Discovery's "Inside Raising the Concordia."

[09/24/13 - 05:49 PM]
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Ranks #1 for the Primetime Week of Sept. 16-22 on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX in 18-49, 18-34, 25-54, Kids and Teens
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 16-22.

[09/24/13 - 04:03 PM]
ABC's Primetime Spikes to 13-Week Highs in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 16-22.

[09/24/13 - 03:19 PM]
CBS to Rebroadcast "The Crazy Ones," "Mom" & "Hostages" Pilots This Saturday
All three openers will encore back-to-back beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/24/13 - 02:06 PM]
Lifetime's Drama "Army Wives" Concludes Historic Run
To honor the series, Lifetime is planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year.

[09/24/13 - 01:46 PM]
A&E's Hit Real-Life Crime and Justice Series "Beyond Scared Straight" and "The First 48" Return Thursday, October 3
The former, from Academy Award and multiple Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Arnold Shapiro, will kick off its fifth season.

[09/24/13 - 01:22 PM]
Tune-In to "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" on Wednesday, September 25 to See Josina Reaves of Brooklyn, NY Answer the $1 Million Question
With a correct answer, Reaves will walk away with $1 million.

[09/24/13 - 01:00 PM]
New Documentary "JFK: The Final Hours" Retraces the Last 24 Hours of President Kennedy's Life, Premieres 11/8, 8 PM
The National Geographic Channel special, entitled "JFK: The Final Hours," will be narrated Bill Paxton.

[09/24/13 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy Rounds Out Cast for "Dominion" Pilot
Anthony Stewart Head, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale and guest star Shivani Ghai have all signed onto the supernatural drama.

[09/24/13 - 12:35 PM]
Struggling Family Restaurants Come Together by Dividing in Two in New Primetime Series "Restaurant Divided" Hosted by Chef Rocco DiSpirito
The six-episode series premieres Thursday, October 24 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[09/24/13 - 12:28 PM]
Adult Swim's Total Day Ranks #1 with Adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and Men 18-24 & 18-34 on Basic Cable
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 16-22.

[09/24/13 - 12:28 PM]
NBA TV Is Bringing Back "NBA Inside Stuff" with Fresh New Look Including Co-Hosts Grant Hill and Kristen Ledlow
The 30-minute show will be televised weekly throughout the NBA season beginning Saturday, November 2 at Noon ET.

[09/24/13 - 12:25 PM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day Across Major Youth Demos for 4th Straight Week; 24-Hour Disney Junior channel Tops Nick Jr. by Largest Margin Ever
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of September 16-22.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.