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[10/04/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 4
Updates include: FOX asks for additional scripts of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"; Harry Connick, Jr., Brad Garrett land comedy projects; and Justin Spitzer brings "The Money Pit" to NBC.

[10/04/13 - 03:05 PM]
NBC Orders Full Season of Acclaimed Drama "The Blacklist"
"The many layers of Red Reddington and his mysterious reasons for getting into bed with the FBI seem to be fascinating to fans of this show," said Jennifer Salke.

[10/04/13 - 02:49 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang," "Scandal" Top Demo Race
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "North Woods Law," Discovery's "Man, Cheetah, Wild" and FX's "Anger Management."

[10/04/13 - 02:45 PM]
FOX Extends Yellow Streak with Record-Setting 26th Season Pick-Up of "The Simpsons"
"This groundbreaking series is not only the longest-running scripted show in television history, it's one of the greatest sitcoms of our time," said Kevin Reilly.

[10/04/13 - 01:30 PM]
CBS Premiere Week Is Up in Viewers and Even in Demos Versus Last Year with Live +3-Day Playback Included
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 23-29.

[10/04/13 - 01:28 PM]
TBS' MLB National League Division Series Coverage Up 11% Among Total Viewers
TBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 3.

[10/04/13 - 01:03 PM]
CBS Adds Encore of Latest "Hostages" to This Saturday at 9:00/8:00c
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Person of Interest" in the time period.

[10/04/13 - 12:32 PM]
Academy Award Winner Halle Berry to Star in "Extant"
Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life.

[10/04/13 - 12:10 PM]
ABC Cancels "Lucky 7" After Two Episodes
Repeats of "Scandal" will fill the network's Tuesday, 10:00/9:00c hour for the rest of the month.

[10/04/13 - 11:48 AM]
VH1 "You Oughta Know" Music Discovery Franchise to Debut First-Ever "You Oughta Know in Concert" Event on Thursday, November 21 at 9pm on VH1
Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, HAIM, JOHNNYSWIM, Lorde, Matt Nathanson and The Lumineers are among the featured performers.

[10/04/13 - 11:40 AM]
Four All-New Episodes of "Ghost Hunters" to Air During Syfy's Annual 31 Days of Halloween Beginning Wednesday, October 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
On a special Halloween episode (airing October 30), the team is confronted with threatening paranormal activity at Cooperstown, NY's Hyde Hall.

[10/04/13 - 11:36 AM]
CBS to Rebroadcast "The Millers" Premiere This Saturday at 8:00/7:00c
The comedy - starring Will Arnett, Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale and J.B. Smoove - bowed last night on the network.

[10/04/13 - 11:30 AM]
David Letterman Extends Agreement to Host "Late Show" Through 2015
"Les and I had a lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground," said Letterman.

[10/04/13 - 10:30 AM]
"Nikita" Begins Her Final Six-Episode Mission Friday, November 22 at 9:00 PM
Framed for assassinating the President at the end of last season, Nikita finds herself alone and on the run, hunted as the most wanted woman in the world.

[10/04/13 - 09:53 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Emerges as Sunday's #1 Broadcast in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 29.

[10/04/13 - 09:43 AM]
NFL Superstar Terrell Owens Opens Up to Iyanla Vanzant About His Personal Struggles on "Iyanla: Fix My Life"
The series returns to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, November 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/04/13 - 09:28 AM]
TBS' MLB Division Series Coverage to Feature Seven Games over Next Three Days
The network's coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by Jeep show hosted by Keith Olbermann.

[10/04/13 - 09:23 AM]
"Millers" Open Strong; "Big Bang" Dominates; CBS Sweeps Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 3.

[10/04/13 - 09:03 AM]
Scare Yourself Silly This Halloween with Brand New Adult Swim Originals
Highlights include the pilots for "Filthy Sexy Teen$" and "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories: Haunted House."

[10/04/13 - 09:03 AM]
ABC Family Casts RJ Mitte ("Breaking Bad") to Be a Recurring Guest Star on the Peabody Award Winning Series "Switched at Birth"
He'll play Campbell, "a pre-med college student paralyzed by a snowboarding accident who works in the free clinic with Daphne."

[10/04/13 - 09:01 AM]
"Sean Saves the World," "The Michael J. Fox Show" Jump Double Digits Over Their Lead-Ins
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 3.

[10/04/13 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang," "Scandal" Give CBS, ABC Tight Demo Race
Plus: NBC's "Parenthood" is the only series to show week-to-week gains.

[10/04/13 - 08:31 AM]
Kim Raver and William Devane Return for More Time on "24: Live Another Day" Debuting Spring 2014 on FOX
Raver and Devane's reprisals add to the previously announced return of Mary Lynn Rajskub.

[10/04/13 - 08:22 AM]
"Scandal" Opens Season 3 at Series Highs, up +71% Year to Year and +13% Ahead of Its Previous Best
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 3.

[10/04/13 - 07:18 AM]
Nickelodeon and Fuhu, Inc. Launch nabi 2 Nickelodeon Special Edition Tablet with Nick Content and Nickelodeon-Themed Tablet Accessories
In time for the holidays, nabi 2 Nickelodeon Special Edition ($199.99) is available now exclusively at Walmart in 2,500 stores nationwide.

[10/04/13 - 06:15 AM]
CBS Expands Full-Episode Streaming App to Android and Windows 8
Originally launched in March, the CBS App for iOS has been downloaded nearly 4 million times.

[10/04/13 - 06:09 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Series Pickup of Martha Williamson's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
The pilot movie - starring Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth and Daphne Zuniga - premieres Saturday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[10/04/13 - 06:02 AM]
USA Network's Characters Unite and R&R Partners Foundation's Flip the Script Announce "Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge"
The winning concept will be developed into a powerful commercial that will air nationwide on USA Network during Characters Unite Month in February.

[10/04/13 - 05:44 AM]
Discovery Networks International Embarks on an Epic Voyage to Present the "World's Biggest Ship"
The world's largest ship, built by Maersk Line, is the first ever 400m long Triple-E container vessel, 40% larger than any in existence.

[10/03/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 3
Updates include: Rob Lowe to star in NBC's "The Pro"; Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar and Aldis Hodge board Amazon's "The After"; and trio head for HBO's "The Money."

[10/03/13 - 02:58 PM]
NBA TV's Critically Acclaimed "Open Court" to Premiere Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. ET
"Open Court" will be hosted by Ernie Johnson with a combination of analysts.

[10/03/13 - 02:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Duck Dynasty" Lead Demo Race
Plus: numbers for E!'s "The Soup Investigates," MTV's "Miley: The Movement" and Bravo's "Top Chef."

[10/03/13 - 02:33 PM]
One of TLC's Most Beloved Families Returns to Their Roots in an All-New Season of "Little People, Big World"
The Roloffs are back for eight new episodes beginning Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/03/13 - 02:30 PM]
Watch and Tweet the Season Premieres with the Stars of The CW Network Starting Tonight
Joseph Morgan, Charles Michael Davis, Phoebe Tonkin, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell and Daniella Pineda from "The Originals" are among the participants.

[10/03/13 - 01:54 PM]
The CW Presents "The IHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry" on Friday, October 25, 9:00-10:00 PM
The one-hour special will follow the season premiere of "The Carrie Diaries" at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/03/13 - 12:52 PM]
Urban Legend Becomes Waking Nightmare in Investigation Discovery's All-New Midnight Halloween Special "Bloody Marys"
Produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, the special premieres Halloween night: Thursday, October 31 at midnight/11:00c.

[10/03/13 - 12:51 PM]
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek at Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's Opening Sequence of "The Simpsons'" Annual "Treehouse of Horror XXIV"
Said installment premieres this Sunday, October 6 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[10/03/13 - 12:34 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" Returns for Season Four Friday, October 25 with a Two Hour Season Premiere at 9PM
Plus: pre-show "The Dirt," hosted by series executive producer Christo Doyle, also returns on Friday, October 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/03/13 - 12:18 PM]
TBS' Exclusive Coverage of the 2013 MLB Wild Card Averages 4.7 Million Total Viewers
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2.

[10/03/13 - 12:01 PM]
David Blaine Amazes the Most Recognizable and Intriguing People in the World in a Groundbreaking New Special, "David Blaine: Real or Magic" on ABC
Executive produced by David Blaine and Radical Media, look for the special in November.

[10/03/13 - 11:59 AM]
TLC Revisits a Remarkable Time in American History in the Television Event "Letters To Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy"
The cable channel will debut the film as an exclusive television event on Sunday, November 17, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the President¹s assassination.

[10/03/13 - 11:54 AM]
Both CBS Late Night Shows Increase Audience Versus Premiere Week Last Year
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 23-27.

[10/03/13 - 11:45 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Presents a Special Night of Programming About Being Gay in America on Sunday, October 27
Highlights include Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky on "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[10/03/13 - 11:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Best Season Debut in Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, September 28.

[10/03/13 - 11:34 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Premiere Week Against Timeslot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 23-27.

[10/03/13 - 11:12 AM]
Video: "Mythbusters" Zombie Special Airing October 17 on Discovery
Said installment features Michael Rooker from "The Walking Dead."

[10/03/13 - 11:07 AM]
Production Begins on First Disney Junior Original TV Movie, the Animated "Lucky Duck," Slated to Premiere Summer 2014
Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanaugh are among the principal voice cast.

[10/03/13 - 11:01 AM]
New Action-Packed Event Series "24: Live Another Day" Takes Jack Bauer to England for 12 Action-Packed Episodes
"We wanted the show's return to be an event, and part of that was putting Jack in a very different context," said Evan Katz.

[10/03/13 - 10:40 AM]
NBC Announces Exclusive Series with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Mark Burnett's One Three Media
"Space Race" is an elimination competition series where everyday people compete for the ultimate prize - a trip for the winner into space on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.

[10/03/13 - 10:31 AM]
"Trisha's Southern Kitchen" Is Back for Season Four with Special Guest Stars, More Music and New Family-Inspired Recipes
Guests this season - premiering Saturday, November 9 - include Kelly Clarkson, Wendy Williams, Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Art Smith and Kurt Warner.







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[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
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[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
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[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.