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[10/31/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 31
Updates include: Shane Coffey, Matt Passmore to lead USA pilots; Nico Tortorella joins MTV's "Eye Candy"; and "The Real" a go for a nationwide rollout next fall.

[10/31/13 - 02:56 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: World Series Finale Overshadows Competition
Plus: numbers for truTV's "South Beach Tow," TLC's "Hoarding: Buried Alive" and MTV's "Girl Code."

[10/31/13 - 02:37 PM]
Major League Baseball on FOX a Grand Slam in 2013; Fall Classic Rating and Audience +17% from 2012
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 30 plus its post-season coverage to date.

[10/31/13 - 02:00 PM]
Lovers Break More Than Hearts in Investigation Discovery's All-New Series, "I'd Kill for You"
The 10-episode series launches Saturday, November 2 at 9:00/8:00c following the season premiere of "Fatal Vows."

[10/31/13 - 01:27 PM]
Boston Red Sox Star David Ortiz, MVP of the 2013 World Series, to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Monday, Nov. 4
This will be Ortiz's first talk show appearance since the team's world championship win.

[10/31/13 - 01:01 PM]
"SNL" Heats Up November with Two New Shows
Lady Gaga makes her first appearance as host and third appearance as musical guest on November 16; while Josh Hutcherson makes his hosting debut on November 23.

[10/31/13 - 12:25 PM]
FOX Launches "Fan Friday" Initiative Today, Giving Fans the Opportunity to Be Featured on Air
The social media initiative is timed with the Friday premieres of "Bones" and "Raising Hope" on November 15.

[10/31/13 - 12:05 PM]
ABC News Announces Special Coverage "The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy"
ABC News will air a special week of programming to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination on November 22, 1963.

[10/31/13 - 11:31 AM]
Video: TBS Reveals Premiere Date for "Cougar Town" Season Five
The Cul-de-Sac Crew is back with new episodes on Tuesday, January 7.

[10/31/13 - 11:23 AM]
"Getting On," from the Creators of "Big Love," Takes an Offbeat Look at the Dysfunctional Staff of a Beleaguered Hospital; Comedy Series Debuts Nov. 24, Exclusively on HBO
The six-episode series stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez.

[10/31/13 - 11:17 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Timeslot Competition for Week of Oct. 21-25
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 21-25.

[10/31/13 - 11:03 AM]
One Direction Celebrates Its New Album with the "One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party" on The CW, Monday, December 9
An encore presentation of the special will air on Christmas night, December 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/31/13 - 10:54 AM]
Starz Teams Up with Owen Wilson, Rene Balcer, Fred Berner, and Regina Lee to Develop Hour-Long Scripted Drama Series "WonderWorld"
The series follows two straight-arrow FBI agents as they infiltrate the violent Mob-controlled porn industry of the 1980s.

[10/31/13 - 10:46 AM]
Docu-Series "Fatal Attraction" Returns to TV One Monday, December 2, at 9 PM ET
Plus: look for "Fatal Attraction Reloaded," three enhanced encore episodes from the first season featuring bonus footage and new information beginning Monday, November 11.

[10/31/13 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Family Celebrates Halloween with Tweets and Treats Contest
Winners will receive prizes, such as posters, notebooks, t-shirts, and more from their favorite ABC Family original series.

[10/31/13 - 10:19 AM]
Stars from the Worlds of Entertainment and News Unite to Explore Global Issues of Climate Change in the Sweeping Showtime(R) Docu-Series "Years of Living Dangerously"
Unfolding over six to eight, one-hour episodes, this first-of-its-kind series will premiere in April 2014.

[10/31/13 - 10:17 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars," "The X Factor," "Amazing Race," "Survivor" All Set Finale Dates
The news comes on the heels of NBC announcing a December 17 finale for "The Voice."

[10/31/13 - 10:15 AM]
NBC Orders 13 Episodes of New Tina Fey, Robert Carlock Comedy Starring Ellie Kemper
Set to debut in fall 2014, the series will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.

[10/31/13 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Television Rights to "Herblock: The Black & The White"
Directed by Michael Stevens and produced by George Stevens, the film will debut Monday, January 27.

[10/31/13 - 09:53 AM]
Oxygen Premieres "Bad Girls All Star Battle" Season 2 on Tuesday, January 7 at 8 PM ET/PT
In addition, the network announced Season 12 of the "Bad Girls Club" in Chicago for Spring 2014.

[10/31/13 - 09:21 AM]
The Hub Network Has a Fun Lineup of Programming That the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, and Black Friday, Nov. 29
Highlights include a "Family Game Night" marathon, featuring some of the biggest and best wins of season four.

[10/31/13 - 08:45 AM]
"Revolution" Matches Its 18-49 Rating of the Prior Two Weeks Despite Facing the Deciding Sixth Game of the World Series
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 30.

[10/31/13 - 08:42 AM]
Luke Bryan, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform on the "2013 American Music Awards(R)"
All artists join previously announced performers Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons and One Direction.

[10/31/13 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "The Middle" and "Back in the Game" Grow in Men 18-34 Against the World Series
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 30.

[10/31/13 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Red Sox, World Series Go Out on Top for FOX
FOX posts the highest rated Wednesday night on any network since January in adults 18-49.

[10/31/13 - 08:04 AM]
EPIX Celebrates 50 Years of the Improv in the Original Documentary "The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall" World Premiere Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10PM ET
Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin and Russell Brand are among the interview subjects.

[10/31/13 - 07:39 AM]
Sundance Channel Remembers Lou Reed with Special Encore Airing of "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Lou Reed" Saturday, November 2 at 7PM
In the episode, the very private Lou Reed opens up to Elvis Costello, revealing himself to be a witty and literate raconteur.

[10/31/13 - 07:25 AM]
MTV Launches MTV Artists App Exclusively for iPhone
MTV Artists is the mobile extension to Artists.MTV.com that powers MTV/CMT/VH1's 100 million homes on-air.

[10/31/13 - 07:00 AM]
Bruno Mars to Take the "2013 MTV EMA" Stage in Amsterdam
Mars joins previously announced performers Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Kings of Leon, Icona Pop, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, The Killers and Katy Perry.

[10/31/13 - 06:44 AM]
CNBC Announces Powerful January Lineup Including "Shark Tank" and Season Two of "The Profit"
They'll roll out on Tuesday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 21, respectively, on the cable channel.

[10/31/13 - 06:01 AM]
Prime Instant Video Greenlights First-Ever Drama Pilots
"Bosch," based on Michael Connelly's best-selling Harry Bosch book series, and "The After," written and directed by Emmy-nominee Chris Carter are on tap.

[10/31/13 - 03:32 AM]
ReelzChannel "JFK: Inside the Evidence" Special to Premiere Monday, November 4th at 10PM ET/7PM PT
Hosted by nationally renowned journalist Bill Kurtis, the special takes viewers deeper into the evidence and conclusions presented in "JFK: The Smoking Gun."

[10/30/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 30
Updates include: CBS mulls "How I Met Your Mother" spin-off; ABC Family eyes "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" TV series; and Ed Burns to spearhead "Public Morals" at TNT.

[10/30/13 - 08:36 PM]
Video: Watch Eight Minutes of the "Almost Human" Series Premiere!
Then stay tuned for the two-night premiere event on Sunday, November 17 and Monday, November 18.

[10/30/13 - 03:17 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Voice," "NCIS" Continue to Lead the Pack
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Naked Vegas," ABC Family's "Ravenswood" and History's "American Daredevils."

[10/30/13 - 03:15 PM]
Matt Hranek Searches for the People, Places and Things That Embody the American Spirit in New Esquire Network Series, "Alternate Route"
Each half-hour episode finds Matt traveling to a new location, driving a vintage automobile and game for adventure.

[10/30/13 - 03:14 PM]
Celebrate Style in All Its Forms When "How I Rock It" Premieres Wednesday, November 20
NBA superstar Baron Davis hosts the series, which profiles those who are setting a stylish new standard for today's man.

[10/30/13 - 03:13 PM]
Office Adversaries Stop Talking and Start Fighting: "White Collar Brawlers" Premieres Tuesday, November 19
Each hour-long episode will follow one duo's journey, from six weeks of training through three rounds in the ring.

[10/30/13 - 03:12 PM]
Enter the Cutthroat World of Nightlife Real Estate When "Risky Listing" Premieres Tuesday, November 19
In each episode, the high-end agents of Picken Real Estate aim to make a killing, cutting deals for the most stylish restaurants, bars and nightclubs in New York City.

[10/30/13 - 03:11 PM]
Esquire Network Celebrates Alluring, Captivating "Women We Love" in One-Hour Special Premiering Tuesday, November 19
Lake Bell, Beth Behrs, Krysten Ritter and Sage Erickson are among those featured in the special, based on the popular monthly feature in Esquire magazine.

[10/30/13 - 12:39 PM]
NBCSN, Golf Channel & "Sunday Night Football" Lead Major October Surge for NBC Sports Group Viewership
NBC Sports Group spins the numbers for the month to date.

[10/30/13 - 12:32 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Renews "Key & Peele," "Brickleberry" and "Drunk History"
All three new seasons will premiere in 2014.

[10/30/13 - 12:28 PM]
Six New Installments of "Pass the Plate" to Be Presented Friday, November 1 on Disney Channel
Peyton List and Karan Brar host the installments, which is designed to foster kids' understanding of the connection between good nutrition, local agricultural production and natural resources.

[10/30/13 - 12:20 PM]
ESPN to Present the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table
With a total prize pool of $59,708,800, the winner will be awarded $8,359,531 and the coveted WSOP Main Event bracelet.

[10/30/13 - 12:08 PM]
TNT's Exclusive Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Telecast Delivers Second Most-Viewed Opening Night Game in Network History
TNT spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 29.

[10/30/13 - 11:56 AM]
Cedric "The Entertainer" Invites Celebrity Friends to Play "Millionaire" for Charity, November 4 - 8
Boris Kodjoe, Brad Garrett, Josh Malina and Niecy Nash are all slated to participate in the week-long stunt.

[10/30/13 - 11:46 AM]
Family Drama Reaches New Heights on TLC's Shocking Return of "Gypsy Sisters"
Look for a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/30/13 - 11:39 AM]
NBCUniversal Surrounds the Breeders' Cup
Live NBC Sports Group coverage of the Breeders' Cup World Championships begins on Friday, November 1, from 4-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

[10/30/13 - 11:36 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives Of Miami" Heads to Vegas for Joanna Krupa's Bachelorette Party on Sunday, November 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The special Sunday installment will be followed by the show's season finale on Monday, November 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/30/13 - 11:33 AM]
"Grimm" Sets a New "Live Plus Three Day" Series Record in Total Viewers of 8.8 Million Persons
NBC further spins the numbers for Friday, October 25.







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[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
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[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
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[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
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[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
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[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
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[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
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[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
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