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[10/17/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 17
Updates include: Ryan Murphy confirms "Glee" to end in 2015; "The Never List," "Beta" to get small screen takes; and Ben McKenzie inks talent holding deal with Warner Bros. Television.

[10/17/13 - 10:30 PM]
Winner Named of "Project Runway" Season 12
The prize package is worth more than a half million dollars, including a 2014 Lexus IS 350 and $150,000 from GoBank.

[10/17/13 - 03:31 PM]
FOX Gives Series Order to New Action-Adventure Drama "Hieroglyph"
The period drama follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.

[10/17/13 - 03:21 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Toy Story of Terror!" Top Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Big Tips Texas," Oxygen's "Preachers of LA" and Food Network's "Thieves, Inc."

[10/17/13 - 02:43 PM]
ESPN2 to Televise "ESPN The Magazine: NBA Preview Show"
Veteran NBA head coaches and returning ESPN analysts George Karl and Avery Johnson will make their season debuts on Monday, October 21 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/17/13 - 02:40 PM]
CBS to Once Again Rebroadcast Latest "Hostages" This Saturday at 9:00/8:00c
Said encore will replace the previously announced repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in the time period.

[10/17/13 - 02:12 PM]
Move Over Oscar and Emmy, There's a New Award in Town, "The Jackie" - The Official Award of the Star-Studded "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash," Oct. 26
The jack-o'-lantern inspired award was designed by Oishii Creative and manufactured by Society Awards.

[10/17/13 - 01:57 PM]
Around the Country and Across the Pond, PBS Celebrates the Holiday Season
Highlights include the previously announced special "Return to Downton Abbey," hosted by Susan Sarandon, on Sunday, December 1.

[10/17/13 - 01:56 PM]
PBS to Deliver New Holiday Episode of Critically Acclaimed Drama "Call the Midwife"
Premiering Sunday, December 29 at 7:30/6:30c, the special will pave the way for a third season of the hit drama, which returns to PBS in spring 2014.

[10/17/13 - 01:53 PM]
TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" Is Back with All-New Episodes Friday, November 8 at 9PM ET/PT
The series returns with back-to-back episodes as a new batch of southern brides-to-be visit Bridals by Lori in search of their perfect wedding dress.

[10/17/13 - 01:51 PM]
ABC to Air "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular" on Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 28
Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul and Kristen Bell are among those slated to appear in the 90-minute special.

[10/17/13 - 01:08 PM]
"Shark Tank" Repeats to Replace "Scandal" Encores on Tuesdays for ABC
Look for repeats of the reality staple at 10:00/9:00c on October 22 and October 29.

[10/17/13 - 12:51 PM]
Kim Kardashian Celebrates Her Birthday on E! with Day-Long Kardashians Marathon Monday, October 21
Plus: new episodes of the network's flagship series continue Sunday, October 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/17/13 - 12:47 PM]
Comic Book Powerhouse IDW Publishing Launches New Division, IDW Entertainment, to Fund, Develop and Produce Television Properties
Entertainment industry veteran David Ozer has been named President of the new division.

[10/17/13 - 12:43 PM]
"For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" to Air Sunday, November 3 on ABC
Eric Church, The Civil Wars, Ben Folds, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, The Black Keys, Kris Kristofferson, and Kings of Leon Among are all featured in the one-hour special.

[10/17/13 - 12:36 PM]
Tigers Bats Erupt in Motown as ALCS Ratings Continue to Rise on FOX
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 16.

[10/17/13 - 12:12 PM]
E! Announces New Series "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" Going Inside an Elite Social Circle of Billionaire & Millionaire Twenty-Somethings
Produced by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment, the new eight episode half-hour series debuts in January.

[10/17/13 - 12:11 PM]
CBS Friday Posting Across-the-Board Growth with Successful New "Hawaii Five-0" and "Blue Bloods" 9:00-11:00 PM Crime Block
CBS further spins the numbers for the first three weeks of the season.

[10/17/13 - 12:01 PM]
Thomas Roberts and Mel B to Host the 2013 Miss Universe(R) Competition on NBC
The 62nd annual event airs Saturday, November 9 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) from Crocus City Hall in Moscow.

[10/17/13 - 12:01 PM]
"Ax Men" - The Hit Logging Series Returns for 7th Season Sunday, November 10 at 9pm ET on History
As a warm-up for the explosive new 20-episode season, History takes a look back at seasons past in a special episode that premieres Sunday, November 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/17/13 - 10:53 AM]
Struggling Houses of Worship Get a "Faith Lift" In the New Series "Church Rescue," Nov. 11 at 10 PM
The National Geographic Channel series follows three business-savvy ministers and best friends who travel the country helping faith-based organizations reestablish themselves in the marketplace.

[10/17/13 - 10:01 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Second Season Jan. 10, Exclusively on Cinemax
The series recently received a Primetime Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

[10/17/13 - 09:49 AM]
Laura Donnelly Cast as Jenny Fraser in Starz & Sony Pictures TV's "Outlander"
The series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore, is currently filming on location in Scotland.

[10/17/13 - 09:36 AM]
Cassie Scerbo Returns to Syfy in New Original Movie "Beast of the Bering Sea" Premieres Saturday, November 9 at 9PM
Plus: look for Paul Johanssen, William B. Davis and Thea Gill in "Stonados" on Saturday, November 23.

[10/17/13 - 09:34 AM]
"Criminal Minds," "CSI" Post Weekly Growth in Key Demos; CBS Places First on Wednesday
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 16.

[10/17/13 - 09:12 AM]
Season Three of "Eagleheart" Premieres on Adult Swim on Thursday, November 14th at Midnight (ET/PT)
New for the third season, "Eagleheart: Paradise Rising" will track one epic story from beginning to end with returning stars Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, and Brett Gelman.

[10/17/13 - 08:43 AM]
"Law & Order: SVU" Is Up 6% Week to Week in 18-49 and Up 17% in Total Viewers to a Three-Week High
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 16.

[10/17/13 - 08:39 AM]
"Arrow" Aims High, Hits Highest-Rated Episode Since February in Adults 18-49
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 16.

[10/17/13 - 08:30 AM]
"Toy Story of Terror!" Premiere Delivers Big Numbers for ABC
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 16.

[10/17/13 - 08:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS & FOX All Share Demo Prize
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" leads the adults 18-49 race while "Criminal Minds" is the most-watched program.

[10/17/13 - 07:50 AM]
Through Newly Released Materials Discovery Channel Explores Events Surrounding the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in "JFK: The Lost Tapes"
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, November 21 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/17/13 - 03:00 AM]
Miley Cyrus to Join the Party in Amsterdam at the "2013 MTV EMA"
Cyrus joins previously announced performers Katy Perry and The Killers, with the evening's MC Redfoo of LMFAO and backstage host Ariana Grande.

[10/16/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 16
Updates include: "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" get additional scripts from ABC; NBC to revive zombie pilot "Babylon Fields"; and America Ferrera books "Damascus" at CBS.

[10/16/13 - 03:10 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Voice," "NCIS" Continue Their Reign
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "Criss Angel: BeLIEve," TLC's "The Little Couple" and Bravo's "The New Atlanta."

[10/16/13 - 01:49 PM]
Syfy Extends Season 1 of Popular Series "Heroes of Cosplay" with Order of Six Additional Episodes
Male and female cosplayers who live in Atlanta and Los Angeles and are ready to take their cosplaying to the next level now have a shot at being a part of the show.

[10/16/13 - 01:43 PM]
Comedy Central to Air Encore Presentation of "South Park" Tonight Due to Power Outage at South Park Studios
"It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen," said Trey Parker.

[10/16/13 - 01:37 PM]
Spike TV Premieres the 3-Part Non-Scripted Series "Rampage4Real" on Thursday, October 17 at 11pm ET/PT
The Rampage Jackson-led series previously ran under the title "Rampage Unchained."

[10/16/13 - 01:27 PM]
DIY Network's "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish" Premieres with Blockbuster Performance
DIY spins the numbers for Saturday, October 12.

[10/16/13 - 12:48 PM]
Fuse Gets Hot and Heavy with "Top 100 Sexiest Videos"
Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and Chanel Iman will host the countdown, which begins Thursday, October 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/16/13 - 12:18 PM]
TBS' Exclusive 2013 NLCS Coverage Averaging Five Million Total Viewers, Up 22%
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 15.

[10/16/13 - 12:17 PM]
Season Two of CMT's "Swamp Pawn" to Premiere on Saturday, November 16 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The show's 16-episode sophomore run will replace the previously announced launch of "Tattoo Titans."

[10/16/13 - 12:16 PM]
CBS Comedies Top Leaderboard; Four of Top Five in Viewers and Adults 18-49; Top Three Freshman
CBS spins the numbers for the first three weeks of the season.

[10/16/13 - 12:16 PM]
ABC Announces "Trick or Tweet" Halloween Event (10/16-10/31)
All week long, fans of ABC primetime shows will be able to join in conversations with talent and fans alike, as they enjoy this time of year.

[10/16/13 - 12:00 PM]
2013 ALCS Continues to Be a Ratings Hit for FOX
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 15.

[10/16/13 - 11:59 AM]
Disney XD Orders Animated Comedy Adventure Series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero"
The series follows "a boy from the suburbs who inherits the coolest job ever - part-time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day."

[10/16/13 - 11:21 AM]
Help Wanted! New Series "Jobs That Bite!" Explores Wild Animal Jobs, Premieres Nov. 9 at 9 PM
Jeremy Brandt hosts the Nat Geo WILD series, which will air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/16/13 - 11:18 AM]
AMC Greenlights Unscripted Series "King of Arms," Renews "Small Town Security" for Third Season
"Small Town Security" will air with the previously announced second season of "Freakshow" in the second quarter of 2014.

[10/16/13 - 11:11 AM]
Thinkfactory Media Reorganizes Executive Team
Joanne Rubino has been promoted to SVP of production, Adam Freeman has been upped to creative director, and Aaron Fishman has been named executive producer.

[10/16/13 - 11:00 AM]
"E! Entertainment Special: Tori Spelling" Premieres Monday, October 28th at 10PM ET/PT on E!
In the intimate interview, the mother of four discusses in detail her difficult pregnancy that caused her to be bed ridden for two months and nearly cost her her life.

[10/16/13 - 10:40 AM]
Bravo Media Elevates Christy Dees to Vice President, Development
She'll also serve as executive producer on the upcoming docu-series "Thicker Than Water."







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[09/30/14 - 08:52 AM]
"The Voice" Maintains 100% of Its Premiere-Week Rating and Retains 98% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 08:44 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Scores Multi-Month Highs and Beats "Ellen" in All Key Measures
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 15-19.

[09/30/14 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Castle" Posts Its Top-Rated Premiere in 3 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Powers NBC to Victory in Adults 18-49
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[09/30/14 - 07:38 AM]
IFC's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" Season 3 Returns Friday, October 17 at 11pm ET/PT - New Night & Time ­ New Guest Stars
Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts return for the second half of season three of the unconventional scripted late night talk show.

[09/30/14 - 07:26 AM]
ABC's Sunday Sees Big Adjustments in the National Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/30/14 - 07:05 AM]
Spike Launches Its First Ever TV Everywhere App on September 30
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[09/29/14 - 06:51 PM]
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[09/29/14 - 01:55 PM]
"E:60's" Fall 2014 Season Premieres on ESPN this Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET Featuring Profiles of Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles and Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman
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[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Ends Season Two with Highest Rated Episode and Total Night in Series History
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Chicago P.D." Sets a New Series Record of 11.1 Million Viewers in Live+3
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[09/29/14 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Tips Off the College Basketball Season with Midnight Madness Coverage
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[09/29/14 - 01:38 PM]
CBS to Win Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/29/14 - 01:21 PM]
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[09/29/14 - 01:17 PM]
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