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[12/17/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 17
Updates include: Ashley Williams joins CBS's "Gaffigan"; Joshua Sasse tapped for title role in ABC's "Galavant"; and Lifetime eyes adaptation of Brian Stelter's "Top of the Morning."

[12/17/13 - 11:00 PM]
Winner Named Season Five Champion on "The Voice"
"The Voice" is the season's #1 unscripted series on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in every key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

[12/17/13 - 04:11 PM]
Bravo Media's Monday Night Delivers Season Highs Among All Key Demos for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "Vanderpump Rules"
Bravo spins the numbers for Monday, December 16.

[12/17/13 - 03:18 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Early Tease for the Highly-Anticipated Drama "Penny Dreadful"
The series stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Danny Sapani.

[12/17/13 - 03:17 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "MNF," "Voice" Continue Their Reign
Plus: numbers for E!'s "NeNe Leakes," VH1's "T.I. & Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special" and truTV's "Lizard Lick Towing."

[12/17/13 - 02:37 PM]
ESPN's "MNF": Ravens-Lions Telecast is Most-Watched Show on Monday Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 16.

[12/17/13 - 01:41 PM]
Coaches Shakira and Usher Return to Join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in Season Six Premiere Of "The Voice" on Feb. 24-25
The new season will air Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c on the Peacock.

[12/17/13 - 01:12 PM]
Hallmark Channel Owns the Holidays with Record Ratings for Its 12 New Original Movies Reaching 22.9 Million Unduplicated Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for its holiday movies to date.

[12/17/13 - 12:42 PM]
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Presents "Webstars II: More Kids Who Are Online Hits" Premiering Monday Dec. 30, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores Jr., star of "The Haunted Hathaways," is featured in the special discussing how he became a viral hip-hop sensation.

[12/17/13 - 12:38 PM]
DIY Network Offers New Episodes of Seven Popular Series
Highlights include fresh episodes of "Bath Crashers" (Matt Muenster), "A Bryk at a Time" (Danielle Bryk), "Garage Gold" (Kraig Bantle) and "Rescue Renovation" (Kayleen McCabe).

[12/17/13 - 12:36 PM]
World Premiere Screening of "American Idol XIII" for Fans Across the Country Tuesday, January 14
After the multi-city free screening, there will be an interactive Q&A, featuring host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.

[12/17/13 - 12:30 PM]
Bravo Media Keeps It in the Family with Actors Bruce Dern & Laura Dern on a New Episode of the Emmy-Award Winning Series "Inside the Actors Studio"
Said installment airs Thursday, December 26 at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[12/17/13 - 12:19 PM]
More "Jim Rome on Showtime(R)" in 2014
The series is returning for a third season with new episodes starting on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/13 - 12:11 PM]
National Geographic Channel Survey Reveals What Americans Really Want This Holiday Season Is to Survive Doomsday
The survey is tied to National Geographic Channel's "Doomsday Preppers," airing Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/17/13 - 12:00 PM]
NBC Greenlights 12-Hour Miniseries "A.D."
The project, due in spring 2015, will be produced by LightWorkers Media with Burnett, Downey and Richard Bedser serving as executive producers.

[12/17/13 - 11:29 AM]
Cartoon Network Ranks as Television's #1 Network for Early Prime Delivery of Boys 9-14 Across the Third Week of December
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 11:11 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Another Week, Another NFL Victory
Plus: numbers for USA's "Psych: The Musical," Hallmark's "Finding Christmas" and ION's "All I Want for Christmas."

[12/17/13 - 11:10 AM]
FOX Wraps the Fall with +9% Increase in Viewership
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 11:08 AM]
A&E(R) and Lifetime(R) Apps Available on Xbox 360 Today
The apps enable users to watch full episodes, full movies and exclusive clips of their favorite A&E and Lifetime programming.

[12/17/13 - 11:06 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: FOX Tops Demos with UFC
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Houston Beauty," A&E's "Flipping Vegas" and TLC's "Outrageous 911."

[12/17/13 - 10:54 AM]
Disney Channel Is Pacing as TV's #1 Total Day Network in 2013 to Date Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:32 AM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for 10th Time in 12 Weeks; "NCIS," "Big Bang Theory" Are Top Two Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:17 AM]
He's Approved! "Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes" Premieres on Comedy Central(R) Saturday, January 18 at Midnight ET/PT
Brennan is a three-time Emmy(R) nominated writer, director, producer, and stand-up comedian who recently was featured on Comedy Central's "The Half Hour."

[12/17/13 - 10:15 AM]
ABC Grows Its Overall Audience Year to Year for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:14 AM]
NBC Wins the Primetime Week of Dec. 9-15 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/17/13 - 10:00 AM]
truTV Launches Sleek New "Watch truTV" Mobile App and Website, With Live Streaming Simulcast, On-Demand Content and Social Playback
Live streaming is the latest phase in the rollout of TV Everywhere, the industry-wide initiative that gives TV subscribers access to more of their favorite shows across a wide range of digital platforms.

[12/17/13 - 09:39 AM]
"48 Hours: Love, Hate & Obsession" Is the #1 Program at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, December 14.

[12/17/13 - 09:38 AM]
Science Channel's Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington, Ponders Life's Big Questions in the All-New Series "The Moaning of Life"
Two all-new episodes premiere back-to-back on Saturday, January 18 at 10:00/9:00c and 11:00/10:00c.

[12/17/13 - 09:38 AM]
GSN Greenlights New Original Series "It Takes a Church" Hosted by 2014 Grammy-Nominee Natalie Grant
In each one-hour episode, members of a Christian congregation play matchmaker in a competition to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their match.

[12/17/13 - 09:31 AM]
Sit Back, Relax and Get Comfy as Bravo Media Greenlights "The People's Couch"
The 12-episode pickup is a result of Bravo's successful three-episode run in October 2013.

[12/17/13 - 09:29 AM]
Katharine Linke Promoted to Vice President, Multi-Platform Programming, Disney Channels U.S.
Linke, who joined Disney in 2000, has oversight of the non-linear programming and scheduling strategy for Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD content on platforms.

[12/17/13 - 09:20 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Animated Series "Rabbids Invasion," Based on Ubisoft's Wildly Popular Rabbids Video Games
New episodes from the second season will wreak havoc beginning mid-2014.

[12/17/13 - 09:11 AM]
31st Annual William S. Paley Televison Festival Moves to the Famed Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland March 13-28, 2014
The first three honorees to be revealed for 2014 are "Veronica Mars," "Pretty Little Liars" and "American Horror Story: Coven."

[12/17/13 - 09:01 AM]
Pivot Acquires Fan Favorites "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Veronica Mars"
The block will feature back-to-back episodes Mondays through Fridays at 10:00/9:00c and 11:00/10:00c beginning January 13.

[12/17/13 - 09:00 AM]
E! Presents All-New Special "Sounding Off: The 2013 Year in Music" Debating the Year's Most Controversial Artists and Talked About Music Moments
Terrence Jenkins hosts the special, airing Friday, December 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/13 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Is Currently Topping Every Telecast of Its Prior Cycle from the Fall of 2011 and Every Telecast of Its First Cycle in December 2009
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, December 16.

[12/17/13 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock's juggernaut is the most-watched program in total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[12/17/13 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Hosts "Girls Night Out" Jan. 6 with National Screenings of "Girls" in Eight Cities
Fans will gather to watch a live feed of the New York premiere as the cast appears on the red carpet and will be greeted by personalized messages from series creator Lena Dunham.

[12/17/13 - 07:56 AM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Production of Factual Series "The West"
The series will provide unprecedented access into the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won.

[12/17/13 - 07:41 AM]
"Katie" Ties Its Top Household Rating Since September and 2nd-Best Women 25-54 Number This Season
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of December 2-6.

[12/17/13 - 07:38 AM]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees
Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are among those to be honored at the event, which will air as a special on HBO in May.

[12/17/13 - 07:36 AM]
NBCSN to Present 230+ Hours of Sochi Olympics Coverage
It will be the most Winter Olympic coverage ever on a cable network.

[12/17/13 - 07:22 AM]
Mark Burnett's One Three Media Announces UK Joint Production Company with Red Arrow
The new company will focus on bringing One Three Media's American formats to the UK as well as developing original content.

[12/17/13 - 07:11 AM]
ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football Starting in 2014
The new deal grants ESPN rights to more than 10 regular season and postseason games on its television networks per year, including ArenaBowl and one conference championship game.

[12/17/13 - 07:01 AM]
Blondie, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Miley Cyrus to Perform in New York's Times Square as the Country Counts Down to the New Year!
Coverage of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014" will feature hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe, beginning at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[12/17/13 - 06:57 AM]
Video: Check Out "The Square" Trailer - Film Premieres on Netflix January 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM PT
The documentary is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from director/producer Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer.

[12/17/13 - 06:54 AM]
Oxygen Unveils Cast of "Bad Girls Club" Chicago Premiering Spring 2014
Plus: look for season two of "Bad Girls All Star Battle," beginning Tuesday, January 7 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[12/17/13 - 06:00 AM]
CBS Sports Network Debuts WFAN's "Boomer And Carton" Simulcast Monday, January 6, 2014
The four-hour morning show is hosted by "NFL on CBS" studio analyst Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton live Monday-Friday from 6:00-10:00 AM, ET.

[12/16/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 16
Updates include: Rosie Perez cast in ABC's "An American Education"; Telma Hopkins boards FX's "Braddock & Jackson"; and Kevin Zegers joins FOX's "Gracepoint."

[12/16/13 - 02:24 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Whale Wars," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: 12 Dresses of Christmas" and Syfy's "Haven."







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.