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[10/24/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 24
Updates include: Octavia Spencer eyed for "Murder, She Wrote" revival at NBC; ABC gives 10-episode order to "Secrets & Lies" import; and The CW adds another period drama in "Players."

[10/24/13 - 07:49 PM]
Video: Watch the Season's First Promo, Featuring the Fan-Chosen Winning Tagline for "American Idol XIII"
FOX's flagship series returns with a new season in January.

[10/24/13 - 04:11 PM]
Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel Cast in BBC America's New Drama Series "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
Further casting on the seven-part series includes Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, Charlotte Riley, Enzo Cilenti and Paul Kaye.

[10/24/13 - 03:01 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: World Series, "Modern Family" Top Demo Charts
Plus: numbers for Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible," Syfy's "Ghost Mine" and OWN's "For Better or Worse."

[10/24/13 - 01:02 PM]
Starz Teams Up with Chris Collins, Ken Fink, and Dan Chaon to Develop New Hour-Long Scripted Drama Series "Most Wanted"
Set in the Great Plains during the 1970s, "Most Wanted" traces the rise and demise of a talented and prolific bank robber, Nate Daniels.

[10/24/13 - 01:01 PM]
New Fantasy Series "Atlantis" Follows "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary Special in BBC America's Biggest Supernatural Saturday Ever
The 13-part fantasy-adventure series will air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning November 23.

[10/24/13 - 12:26 PM]
SpongeBob SquarePants Balloon Gets Holiday Makeover for 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R)
The SpongeBob balloon design was re-imagined by Nickelodeon and the Macy's Parade organizers to give it a fresh, more vivid look.

[10/24/13 - 12:23 PM]
BET Networks' First Original Scripted Series "Being Mary Jane" Starring Gabrielle Union Premieres on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Over four million viewers tuned into the movie premiere of "Being Mary Jane" in July.

[10/24/13 - 12:17 PM]
Red Sox & FOX Unleash Dominant Primetime Performances; World Series Game 1 Viewership Up 18%
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 23.

[10/24/13 - 11:19 AM]
"Tonight Show," "Late Night" Encores Defeat Timeslot Competition in Total Viewers for Week Of Oct. 14-18
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 14-18.

[10/24/13 - 11:02 AM]
E! Sets Premiere Dates for the Return of "Total Divas" on Sunday, November 10 at 10PM and New Series "The Drama Queen" on Sunday, November 17 at 11PM
Both series were previously slated to air an hour earlier on Sunday nights.

[10/24/13 - 10:54 AM]
Revolution Has a Sound in the Powerful New Documentary Series "Rebel Music" Debuting November 18 on mtvU
The six-episode, 30-minute series - due Monday, November 18 at 9:00/8:00c - examines the lives of young people using art and music to spark change around the world.

[10/24/13 - 10:38 AM]
Bravo Media Reunites Cast Members & Creator of "Arrested Development" on New Episode of Emmy-Winning "Inside the Actors Studio" Nov 7 at 8PM ET/PT
Host James Lipton will be joined by Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter and creator Mitch Hurwitz.

[10/24/13 - 10:27 AM]
"In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Countdown to the CMA Awards," a Special Edition of "20/20," Airs Tuesday, November 5 at 10 PM ET on ABC
The special gives viewers an all-access pass into the homes and private lives of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and the cast of "Nashville."

[10/24/13 - 10:05 AM]
ESPN Reaches Multi-Year Extension with Doris Burke
As part of the new deal, Burke will join the Wednesday editions of "Kia NBA Countdown" alongside analyst Jalen Rose and newcomer and veteran analyst Avery Johnson.

[10/24/13 - 10:03 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 Show in Time Period in Total Viewers for the Week, Beating Both NBC and CBS
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 14-18.

[10/24/13 - 10:02 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Wake Up Call" (Working Title), Starring and Executive Produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
In the series, The Rock will tackle the worst of the worst and make them into the best of the best with his own personal brand of high-octane motivation.

[10/24/13 - 10:00 AM]
USA Network Orders Fourth Season of Captivating Hit Series "Suits"
Additionally, creator and showrunner Aaron Korsh has signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions to continue his work on "Suits" and to develop new scripted series.

[10/24/13 - 09:40 AM]
MTV to Air "Brofest" and "Girl Code" Marathons This Weekeend Kicking Off Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 P.M. ET/PT
Highlights include the premiere of "True Life Presents: My Dad is a Bro" on Saturday, October 26.

[10/24/13 - 09:33 AM]
300th Episode of "CSI," "Criminal Minds" Deliver Their Largest Audiences of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 23.

[10/24/13 - 09:31 AM]
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" Premieres December 9 on ABC
Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto - both from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" - will serve as judges for the series, formerly known as "Lights, Camera, Christmas!"

[10/24/13 - 09:23 AM]
TV One Sets Premiere of "News One Now" with Host and Managing Editor Roland S. Martin, Monday, November 4, 9AM/ET
The series is billed as "the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective."

[10/24/13 - 08:42 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The Fall Classic is up more than 28% among adults 18-49 from last year's debut.

[10/24/13 - 08:34 AM]
"Revolution" Improves by 8% on NBC's Time-Period Result for the Same Night Last Year
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 23.

[10/24/13 - 08:32 AM]
Florida Georgia Line and One Direction to Perform on the "2013 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons.

[10/24/13 - 08:29 AM]
Melissa Harper and Richter Hartig Promoted by Starz to Senior Vice Presidents for Original Programming Production
Each served in similar capacities at the vice president levels before the recent promotions.

[10/24/13 - 08:27 AM]
Nickelodeon Celebrates Multigenerational TV Legend Garry Marshall with a Very Special Double-Reunion in Brand-New Episodes of "Sam & Cat" and "See Dad Run"
Look for Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams on the former's November 9 episode and Marshall himself on the latter's November 10 installment.

[10/24/13 - 08:24 AM]
NBC to Air Live Primetime Coverage of 30th Running of Breeders' Cup Classic
For the first time, live Breeders' Cup bonus coverage will air during NBCSN's 3 p.m. Notre Dame-Navy pregame show.

[10/24/13 - 08:19 AM]
"Modern Family" Is Wednesday's #1 Series/"Super Fun Night" Grows Against the Fall Classic
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 23.

[10/24/13 - 07:55 AM]
CMT Set to Exclusively World Premiere Grammy-Nominated Artist Hunter Hayes' Latest Video "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me" as Part of Special "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" on October 26
CMT will host the video premiere as part of an all-access Hunter Hayes weekend.

[10/24/13 - 07:45 AM]
BBC America and NCM Fathom Events Celebrate "Doctor Who's" 50th Anniversary with Special RealD(TM) 3D Screening
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis are among the participating theater locations.

[10/24/13 - 07:17 AM]
Bells Will Be Ringing... as Bravo Media's "I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding" Wraps with an Epic Two-Hour Finale Sunday, October 27 at 8PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a special "The New Atlanta" that same night at 10:00/9:00c followed by its season finale on Tuesday, October 29.

[10/24/13 - 06:57 AM]
Ovation Announces New Premiere Date for "The Fashion Fund"
The six-part series - originally slated for Tuesday, November 12 - will now roll out on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/23/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 23
Updates include: Eliza Coupe to get "Benched" at USA; Kathryn Prescott to lead MTV's "Finding Carter"; and Keenen Ivory Wayans to pen comedy pilot for ABC.

[10/23/13 - 07:18 PM]
Video: Two All-New Previews and New Teaser Art for "The Following!" - Returns January 2014 on FOX!
Check out a pair of first looks at the Kevin Bacon-led show's sophomore run.

[10/23/13 - 03:20 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Dramas Top Viewers, "Voice" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for History's "American Daredevils," Discovery's "Tickle" and TBS's "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host."

[10/23/13 - 03:07 PM]
Adult Swim Announces Renewal of "Newsreaders" Season Two to Premiere in 2014
Production on the new season begins in Los Angeles in January 2014.

[10/23/13 - 03:02 PM]
NBC to Telecast "American Comedy Awards" - May 2014 Special Pays Homage to Those Who Make Us Laugh
Emmy Award winner Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare will serve as executive producers.

[10/23/13 - 02:53 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Halloween Special Is Network's #2 Telecast Ever in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 22.

[10/23/13 - 01:05 PM]
TVGN (TV Guide Network) Invites Viewers to Celebrate the Holidays in Nashville Style with John Rich and Friends in a Primetime Television Event Premiering Monday, November 25 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
"Rich at Night" will feature appearances by Wynonna Judd, Kix Brooks, Gretchen Wilson, John Ratzenberger, Wayne Brady, Gilbert Gottfried and more!

[10/23/13 - 12:41 PM]
E! Premieres "Macklemore's Big Surprise" on Thursday, November 7 at 10PM ET/PT
In this intimate one-hour special, Macklemore opens up about his long struggle with drug abuse and how fiancée Tricia Davis and her mother Diana helped him get his life back on track.

[10/23/13 - 12:27 PM]
"My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" Returns for Its Fourth Season on The Hub Network, Nov. 23
Prior to the season premiere, there will be a special airing of the Hasbro Studios' feature film "My Little Pony Equestria Girls."

[10/23/13 - 11:23 AM]
ReelzChannel Signs Output Deal with Asylum Entertainment
The company will produce 50 hours of unscripted programming for the network in 2014, distributed over 10 series.

[10/23/13 - 10:12 AM]
"Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," Spotlighting the Work of Responders at the Only National Veterans Crisis Line Debuts Nov. 11, Exclusively on HBO
While only 1% of Americans has served in the military, former service members account for 20% of all suicides in the U.S.

[10/23/13 - 10:10 AM]
A&E(R) and Red Interactive Agency Introduce "Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards" the Official Duck Dynasty Mobile Game Based on the Popular Series
Available exclusively in the App Store, the game challenges fans of Duck Dynasty to master the day-to-day tasks and antics of the bearded Duck Commander crew.

[10/23/13 - 10:06 AM]
In a Global First for Television, "The X Factor" Launches Voting on Shazam
Beginning Wednesday, November 6, fans can take advantage of FOX's patent-pending SuperVote experience directly through the Shazam App.

[10/23/13 - 09:38 AM]
"NCIS" Sweeps Time Period, Beating "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in Adults 18-49 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 22.

[10/23/13 - 09:19 AM]
Survey Timed to "American Blackout" Premiere Reveals Nearly 90% of Americans Anticipate a World Catastrophe
The two-hour movie event premieres this Sunday, October 27 at 9:00/8:00c on National Geographic Channel.

[10/23/13 - 09:03 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Nearly Ties "Dr. Phil" as the Week's Most-Watched Syndie Talk Show
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of October 7-11.

[10/23/13 - 09:01 AM]
"Millionaire" with Cedric Is Up the Most Among All Syndie Game Shows Week to Week
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of October 7-11.







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[08/29/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Climbs to Top Spot with NFL Preseason
Coverage of the Lions at the Jaguars leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/28/15 - 04:35 PM]
"#DanceBattle America," ABC's New Dance Competition Special, Premieres Monday, September 14
Alfonso Ribeiro and Jordin Sparks host the one-hour special, which will follow the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."

[08/28/15 - 01:00 PM]
Rowan Blanchard and Paris Berelc Star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Invisible Sister," Premiering Friday, October 9 on Disney Channel
The film is set to premiere as part of "Monstober," Disney Channel's month-long Halloween-themed programming event.

[08/28/15 - 11:08 AM]
The Might of the Empire Grows and Fan-Favorite Clone Troopers Debut in New Episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" Season 2 Beginning Wednesday, October 14
In "Star Wars Rebels" Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.

[08/28/15 - 10:40 AM]
Christina Applegate to Guest-Star on New Comedy "The Grinder"
Additional guest castings for the new series include Emmanuelle Chriqui and Nat Faxon.

[08/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Food Fighters" Matches Its Season High in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/15 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Continue Win Streak for CBS
The Eye has won the past 11 Thursdays among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/28/15 - 07:05 AM]
USA Network Stars Support No More Campaign to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Upcoming "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Marathon on August 30
Aaron Tveit, Gina Torres, John Cena, Mark Feuerstein, Patrick J. Adams, Rami Malek, Sarah Rafferty and Daniel Sunjata are all featured in the 11-episode stunt.

[08/28/15 - 06:17 AM]
Brooke Burke-Charvet Returns as Co-Host for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
She joins previously announced judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, as well as Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening.

[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.