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[09/26/13 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 26
Updates include: Martin Freeman joins FX's "Fargo" limited series; Titus Welliver to play "Bosch" for Amazon; and Daniel Cerone, David S. Goyer bring "Constantine" to NBC.

[09/26/13 - 03:08 PM]
Nickelodeon Continues to Expand Its Original Content Pipeline for Kids and Introduces New Creative Talent
Additionally, Russell Hicks announced an order for four live-action pilots.

[09/26/13 - 03:01 PM]
FOX Flips for Fifth Season of "Bob's Burgers"
Last season, the series was a Top 10 comedy among Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and is one of the Top 10 comedies among Male Teens.

[09/26/13 - 03:00 PM]
Lisa Berger Named Executive Vice President, ABC, Alternative Series, Specials and Late-Night
Berger, formerly President of Entertainment at E!, will oversee all development activities and current primetime programming in the alternative, specials and late-night areas.

[09/26/13 - 02:58 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Viewers, Demos Both Belong to "Modern Family"
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Cheer Perfection," ION's "WWE Main Event" and OWN's "For Better or Worse."

[09/26/13 - 02:10 PM]
Showtime(R) to Marathon Full Season Two of "Homeland" This Weekend
The series - featuring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin - returns for a third season this Sunday, September 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/26/13 - 01:10 PM]
Military Channel Explores an Alternate American History, in Which John F. Kennedy Never Became President, In Its New Special "What If...? Armageddon 1962"
The special, produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/26/13 - 12:53 PM]
Third Season of AMC's Multi-Award Winning "The Walking Dead" Webisode Series Launches on AMC.com on October 1
Wyatt Russell, Ashley Bell and Ellen Greene star in the project, directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero.

[09/26/13 - 12:27 PM]
Larry King Set to Guest Host "Olbermann" October 1-3
Jeremy Schaap and Colin Cowherd will also serve as guest hosts in coming weeks.

[09/26/13 - 12:17 PM]
OWN Launches First "Oprah's Lifeclass" Branded E-Course on Oprah.Com October 20
This course is the second "Oprah's Lifeclass" branded online initiative on Oprah.com, following the popular "Oprah and Deepak: 21-Day Meditation Challenge."

[09/26/13 - 12:17 PM]
Discovery Channel Unravels Controversial True Life Story of Daredevil Evel Knievel as Told by Those Who Knew Him Best
"True Evel" premieres Monday, October 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[09/26/13 - 12:16 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Unveils World's Smallest Cupcake!
The signature Sprinkles red velvet cupcake, nearly the size of a penny, was revealed in an enormous mystery box.

[09/26/13 - 12:00 PM]
Global Superstar Justin Timberlake Surprises the Ladies of MTV's "Nikki & Sara Live" and Makes Their Dreams Come True on Tuesday, October 1 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Nikki and Sara have been on a long and impassioned campaign to meet Timberlake which resulted in their "Make Music Again" YouTube video going viral.

[09/26/13 - 11:50 AM]
"Finding Bigfoot" Looms Large with All-New Season Including International Expeditions Into the Unknown
The series returns to Animal Planet with the first of 16 episodes on Sunday, November 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/26/13 - 11:15 AM]
Video: "The Simpsons" Spoof Cable's "Homeland" in the 25th Season Premiere Episode Airing This Sunday
Watch the animated veteran's take on the Showtime series' title sequence.

[09/26/13 - 11:13 AM]
Actor Joey Lawrence to Host American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM) Premiering on Hallmark Channel October 30
Betty White, Marlee Matlin and Ryan O'Neal are also slated to appear.

[09/26/13 - 10:59 AM]
HBO Renews Emmy(R)-Winning Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" for Fifth Season
"I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series," said Michael Lombardo.

[09/26/13 - 10:40 AM]
Record Chasers Prepare to Wow Viewers in truTV's Hit Series "Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed," Returning Nov.7
Hosted by Dan Cortese, the series features daring and fearless record hopefuls as they attempt to secure their place in history by breaking some truly outrageous world records.

[09/26/13 - 10:29 AM]
Nickelodeon's Heroes in a Half Shell Return to Battle Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:00 A.M. (ET/PT), During the Season Two Debut of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Joining the cast this season will be Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh") as Casey Jones.

[09/26/13 - 10:16 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Acquires "Lee Daniels' The Butler" from The Weinstein Company
OWN has licensed the first broadcast window behind pay television beginning in 2017.

[09/26/13 - 10:09 AM]
The Hub Network and Goodwill(R) Partner to Launch "Hub Network's Share to Scare" National Charity Initiative This Halloween
Starting September 27, the Hub Network will encourage viewers to donate gently used costumes and other items they no longer need to Goodwill.

[09/26/13 - 10:08 AM]
Turner Sports Gears Up for 2013 MLB Postseason with Introduction of New "Truss Cam" Technology
"Truss Cam," a one-of-a-kind technology, is a camera mounted on a trolley which runs on an up to 360-foot track just outside the outfield wall.

[09/26/13 - 10:06 AM]
CBS Wins Premiere Wednesday in Viewers for Fifth Time in Six Years; "Survivor" First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 25.

[09/26/13 - 09:58 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The two-hour special will tape Friday, November 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for an air date during the holiday season on ABC.

[09/26/13 - 09:48 AM]
Groundbreaking Rapper to Headline "Serch" from CBS Television Distribution and Tribune Broadcasting
The daily, hour-long show will begin a four-week test run exclusively on Tribune Broadcasting stations in eight markets on January 6, 2014.

[09/26/13 - 09:12 AM]
Hop Aboard with Robert Irvine in New Food Network Culinary Competition "Restaurant Express"
The seven-episode series premieres Sunday, November 3 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[09/26/13 - 09:00 AM]
"Law & Order: SVU" Jumps 29% Versus Its Year-Ago Debut; Top 18-49 Numbers Since May 18, 2011
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 25.

[09/26/13 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Wins Season Opening Wednesday with "Modern Family" as the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 25.

[09/26/13 - 08:31 AM]
Participant Media Launches 1st Annual Food, Inc. Awards to Honor Those Leading the Healthy Food Movement
Awards will be announced live on Pivot, Participant Media's new television network at 9:00/8:00c on Sunday, November 24.

[09/26/13 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Sparks ABC Victory on Competitive Night
The four major broadcast networks all finish within four-tenths of a ratings point among adults 18-49.

[09/26/13 - 08:19 AM]
Nancy O'Dell and the Property Brothers Sign on to Host HGTV's Commercial-Free Broadcast of "Rose Parade 2014"
"The Rose Parade is celebrated with beautiful floats and majestic horses... which is why I think they invited Jonathan," laughed Drew. "Have you seen that mane?!"

[09/26/13 - 08:00 AM]
E! Debuts New Tuesday Night Line Up with "Tia & Tamera" at 9PM and "Giuliana & Bill" at 10PM Starting October 15th
The most recent episodes of these Style fan favorites move to the network starting on said date.

[09/26/13 - 07:13 AM]
Hit Series "Doomsday Preppers" Returns with Bigger Builds, High-Tech Survival Gear and Even More Extreme Bug-Out Plans to Survive the End of Days
National Geographic Channel's popular series kicks off its third season on Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/26/13 - 07:10 AM]
Video: MTV's Outrageous BFF Duo, "Snooki & JWOWW" Are Back for a Third Season
The first of 12 new episodes will roll out beginning Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/26/13 - 07:05 AM]
ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" Rating & Viewership Up in 2013
ESPN spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/26/13 - 06:54 AM]
A&E Network Premieres "The Governor's Wife" on Sunday, October 27 at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his 35-year-old wife, Trina, as they attempt to bring a new addition to their unique family.

[09/26/13 - 06:01 AM]
Superstar Recording Artists Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am Reveal Nominees for 5 Key American Music Awards(R) Categories Live on "Good Morning America" Thursday, October 10th
The American Music Awards will broadcast live from L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24.

[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.







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