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[12/18/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 18
Updates include: Marcia Cross, Ray Ford first to FOX's "Fatrick"; Michael Rapaport cast in TNT's "Public Morals"; and A&E puts "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson on hiatus from filming.

[12/18/13 - 03:02 PM]
"GMA's" Josh Elliot and ESPN's Hannah Storm to Host ABC's Live Coverage of the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day
This year's parade will feature 45 floral floats in the theme of "Dreams Come True."

[12/18/13 - 02:38 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBC, "The Voice" Tops Demos with Two-Hour Finale
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Awkward," TBS's "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host" and BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood."

[12/18/13 - 02:31 PM]
Oh Come All Ye Fearful... and Catch Up on "The Following"
This holiday season, catch up on all 15 killer hours of last season's No. 1 new series for free via FOX on Demand, FOX.com and FOX NOW!

[12/18/13 - 01:35 PM]
"American Idol XIII" and New FOX Comedy "Enlisted" Get Wrapped Up in Holiday Cheer at Malls Across the Country Friday, December 20 - Tuesday, December 24
FOX will provide complimentary gift wrapping in local shopping centers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Tampa and Nashville.

[12/18/13 - 12:02 PM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Lone Target" Chronicles the Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse
The newcomer launches Wednesday, January 1 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[12/18/13 - 11:50 AM]
EPIX Presents "Jenny Mccarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny" - Scandalous Hour-Long Comedy Event Premieres on Valentine's Day
The hour-long special highlights the scandalous comedy of an eclectic cast of female comedians – Paula Bel, Tiffany Haddish, Lynne Koplitz, Justine Marino and Tammy Pescatelli.

[12/18/13 - 11:34 AM]
"Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond" Premieres January 29 on BBC America's Dramaville
Dominic Cooper stars as as Fleming, a charming and sophisticated maverick, whose pleasure-seeking life was turned around by WWII and led to the creation of the greatest spy the world has ever known.

[12/18/13 - 11:08 AM]
Investigation Discovery "Springs" Into New Year with Long Reigning King of Daytime Television -- Jerry Springer Hosts New Series "Tabloid" Premiering January 16
The one-hour show peels back the curtain to probe the most bizarre larger-than-life stories you can't possibly imagine.

[12/18/13 - 11:00 AM]
CMT Greenlights Production on Seven New Series Including the Competition-Based "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch"
Plus: "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" and "Guntucky" to both return for second seasons.

[12/18/13 - 11:00 AM]
Ring in the New Year with "The Mindy Project" Marathon on Bravo
A marathon of all season two episodes to date will air on Tuesday, December 31 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET/PT.

[12/18/13 - 10:36 AM]
ABC & ESPN Combine to Present Five-Game Blockbuster NBA Christmas Day Schedule
ESPN's Christmas Day coverage will tip off at 12 p.m. with the Brooklyn Nets - led by Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce - hosting the Chicago Bulls with Joakim Noah and Luol Deng.

[12/18/13 - 10:29 AM]
truTV Puts the Trick in Magic Tricks with Hilarious New Series "Undercover Magic" (working title)
In the 12-episode series, Michael Carbonaro performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera.

[12/18/13 - 10:12 AM]
Hosted by Willie Geist "What We Wasted Our Year On" Premieres on NBC Friday, December 27 at 9P/8C
The one-hour comedy special, produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, takes a look back at what we wasted our time on over the last twelve months.

[12/18/13 - 10:01 AM]
The Doctor Regenerates in the Christmas Special, "Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor," Premiering December 25, 9:00 PM ET on BBC America
Join BBC America for a full day of "Doctor Who" when the series takes over Christmas.

[12/18/13 - 09:45 AM]
The Hub Network Will Preempt All Programming Christmas Morning to Broadcast a Traditional Yule Log and Holiday Music from 6-10 AM Eastern Time
The programming preemption encourages family togetherness during the holiday morning.

[12/18/13 - 09:24 AM]
"NCIS" Tops Tuesday in Viewers; "NCIS: LA" Delivers Largest Audience Since Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 17.

[12/18/13 - 09:00 AM]
"Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to Air Sunday, Jan. 5
The program will consist of highlights from the five years that "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has been on the air.

[12/18/13 - 08:57 AM]
Actor and Comedian Wayne Brady to Host 2014 "BET Honors"
The show is scheduled to tape on Saturday, February 8 for a premiere on Monday, February 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/18/13 - 08:42 AM]
E! Recaps the Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments of 2013 in All-New Special "Pop Goes the Year"
Giuliana Rancic and Terrence Jenkins host the special, airing Sunday, December 29 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[12/18/13 - 08:38 AM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Returns with a Roller Coaster of Life Changes
"Teen Mom 2" will air on an all new night - Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning on Tuesday, January 21.

[12/18/13 - 08:36 AM]
The Live Finale of "The Voice" Jumps 26% Versus Its Prior Tuesday Telecast in 18-49 to Its Highest Tuesday Rating Since October 22
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 17.

[12/18/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's juggernaut however is down more than 20% from last year's finale among adults 18-49.

[12/18/13 - 08:02 AM]
Future Sites for ESPN's Armed Forces Classic Men's Basketball Games on Military Bases Set
The third annual game on November 14, 2014 will take place from the United States Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico and will feature defending national champion Louisville vs. Minnesota.

[12/18/13 - 08:01 AM]
"James Gandolfini: Tribute" to a Friend" Will Debut Sunday, Dec. 22 (8:30-9:05 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO
In this special presentation, more than two dozen friends and colleagues remember the three-time Emmy(R) winner, who died June 19, 2013 at age 51.

[12/18/13 - 06:12 AM]
Video: See the Trailer for the Netflix Original Documentary, "Mitt," Here!
The documentary, from filmmaker Greg Whiteley, premieres on Friday, January 24 in all territories where Netflix is available.

[12/18/13 - 06:00 AM]
USA Network Greenlights Comedic New Series "Chrisley Knows Best" (Working Title) Set to Premiere on Tuesday, March 11 at 10/9c
The half-hour reality series is billed as "a real-life family comedy which follows Atlanta-based self-made multimillionaire Todd Chrisley."

[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."







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[07/23/14 - 01:02 PM]
"Game of Thrones" Star Michelle Fairley Returns to TV in a Season-Long Arc on ABC's "Resurrection"
Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan.

[07/23/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment and UCP to Develop "Night Mary" as a Live-Action Series
John Pogue, who wrote and directed the recently released film, The Quiet Ones, has been tapped to write and direct the pilot.

[07/23/14 - 11:51 AM]
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The tail-wagging week will feature four popular series from Animal Planet: "America's Cutest," "It's Me or the Dog," "Bad Dog!" and "Too Cute!"

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
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The multi-million dollar campaign - "Everyone needs a little TLC." - is rolling out across the country in key media outlets.

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
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[07/23/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Cycle 21 Premiere of "America's Next Top Model" Moves Up to August 18
Original episodes will air on Mondays for six weeks, with encores airing Fridays.

[07/23/14 - 10:54 AM]
USA Network and Wattpad Forge First of Its Kind Partnership to Release a Prequel to "Dig" in Advance of the Drama's Fall Premiere
The 12-part serialized prequel is written by the "Dig" writers and can be accessed via the Wattpad app, and on Wattpad.com.

[07/23/14 - 10:47 AM]
CBS Corporation and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Announce the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Remain in New York
The agreement includes a commitment by CBS for approximately 200 New York-based jobs to support the daily program's year-round production schedule.

[07/23/14 - 10:22 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" Launches on Network Television with Primetime Special "Under the Lights" on Wednesday, Sept. 10 on CBS
The one-hour special will also encore on NFL Network the following Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/23/14 - 10:10 AM]
Syfy Unleashes a Category 5 Marketing Storm Behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One"
The Category 5 campaign will include a digital, social and in-store partnership with SUBWAY encompassing promotions at 26K locations nationwide.

[07/23/14 - 09:13 AM]
TV One Presents the Network Premiere Movie "Girlfriends' Getaway" on August 30 at 8PM/ET
Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins star in the project, which was shot entirely on location in Trinidad.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
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DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group Team Up to Bring Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Soccer Season to Select U.S. Cinemas
Americans will have the opportunity to see England's best in state-of-the-art projection and sound at select venues across the country on Saturdays throughout the Premier League season.

[07/23/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC wins the night among adults 18-49, more than doubling second place ABC.

[07/23/14 - 08:25 AM]
Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling Headline Ovation's Hit Original Series, "Song by Song"
The series continues its focus on music legends with new episodes featuring such A-list sensations Sheryl Crow, BLONDIE and Lindsey Stirling.