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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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[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.