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[09/27/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 27
Updates include: ABC eyes "Modern Family" spin-off with Rob Riggle; Damon Wayans, Jr. brings "Man/Child" to FOX; and Rina Mimoun brings "Sisterland" to ABC.

[09/27/13 - 07:52 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Adds Pilot Encore for "Almost Human" on Sunday, November 10
Plus: look for "Sleepy Hollow" to rebroadcast its pilot on Monday, October 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/27/13 - 06:25 PM]
CBS Gives "Unforgettable" Third Season Order
Look for 13 additional episodes to roll on next summer on top of the six yet to be scheduled from its second season.

[09/27/13 - 05:28 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang" Dominates in All Categories
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Airplane Repo," WE tv's "Tamar & Vince" and Spike TV's "Impact Wrestling."

[09/27/13 - 01:49 PM]
NFL on FOX Still on Record-Setting Pace
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its NFL coverage to date this season.

[09/27/13 - 01:36 PM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Hits New Viewer Record
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 26.

[09/27/13 - 01:33 PM]
Fuse to Showcase the "2013 Global Citizen Festival: Live from Central Park"
This year's headliners include Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Stevie Wonder, all activists in their own right who are committed to furthering the mission of the Global Poverty Project.

[09/27/13 - 01:20 PM]
Leno and Fallon Win the Broadcast Year, Steadily Stretching Their Leads Through Each Quarter
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 16-20 plus the quarter to date.

[09/27/13 - 01:15 PM]
A&E Network Developing New Scripted Drama Series "The Returned" from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America
"The Returned" is based on the popular French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo.

[09/27/13 - 11:20 AM]
truTV Ready to Heat Things Up with Seven Returning Shows, Plus a New Series and a Major Guest Appearance
Look for Imagine Dragons to appear on "Impractical Jokers" airing Thursday, October 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/27/13 - 10:49 AM]
Ratings for 49ers vs. Rams on "Thursday Night Football"
NFL Network spins the numbers for Thursday, September 26.

[09/27/13 - 10:21 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Infiltrates New York Comic Con with Cast and Producers of "Person of Interest" and "The Following" on Sunday, October 13
Also look for screenings of "Almost Human," "The 100" and "The Tomorrow People."

[09/27/13 - 10:03 AM]
TLC Parties with the Dearly Departed - New Series "Best Funeral Ever" Premieres Wednesday, October 23rd at 10/9c
Earlier this year, TLC introduced viewers to the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where John Beckwith Jr. and his staff organize the most unique funerals in the country.

[09/27/13 - 09:35 AM]
"The Crazy Ones" Premieres as the Season's #1 New Show
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 26.

[09/27/13 - 08:48 AM]
"The Michael J. Fox Show" Improves on NBC's Slot Average During the 2012-13 Season by 31%
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 26.

[09/27/13 - 08:37 AM]
Classic "Looney Tunes" Return to Boomerang This October
The series will begin airing as a one-hour block on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. (ET) starting October 5.

[09/27/13 - 08:25 AM]
"Grey's" Opens with Its Top Rating Since Last October and as Thursday's #1 Drama
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 26.

[09/27/13 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang," "Crazy Ones" Lead CBS to Victory
Plus: "The Michael J. Fox Show" opens under the year-ago episode of "The Office" for NBC.

[09/27/13 - 08:09 AM]
"Food Network Star" Winner Damaris Phillips Is "Southern at Heart" in New Series Centered Around Cooking for Love
The newcomer launches Sunday, October 27 at 10:30am ET/PT on the cable channel.

[09/27/13 - 08:03 AM]
PBS Announces "American Pharaoh," Documentary About the Egyptian National Soccer Team and Its American Coach, Bob Bradley
The film by Egyptian filmmaker Hossam Aboul-Magd follows the team's efforts to qualify for soccer's ultimate event for the first time in more than 20 years.

[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.







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