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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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[04/18/19 - 05:07 PM]
"Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate" Will Launch Globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 14th
The special, which was taped at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, is filled with an elite lineup of talent paying homage to the iconic show and its director/producer George Schlatter with modern takes on timeless moments.

[04/18/19 - 04:45 PM]
NBC Shifts Two of Its Tuesday Series by Moving "The Village" to 8 p.m. and "The Voice" to 9 p.m.
The five-week change will begin April 23 and conclude May 21.

[04/18/19 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Slots "Bless This Mess" Pilot Encore in Advance of Second Episode
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[04/18/19 - 11:57 AM]
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Said offerings are timed with the premiere of "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal" on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
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[04/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Renews "Last Man Standing," Starring Tim Allen, for the 2019-2020 Season
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[04/18/19 - 10:44 AM]
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The production hub will include an expanded office in Manhattan and six sound stages in Brooklyn with the capacity to hold thousands of production crew jobs within five years.

[04/18/19 - 10:17 AM]
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's "Krypton" Season 2 on Syfy June 12 at 10PM
Plus: the brand new, full-length trailer puts a spotlight on villains, both familiar and new, as the fate of our much-loved heroes is threatened once more.

[04/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
It's a Family Affair as E!'s Latest Docu-Series "Relatively Nat & Liv" Premieres Sunday, June 2nd at 10PM ET/PT
The series features social influencers, and cousins, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson, along with their close-knit families, as they juggle their lives between the beauty and fame of Los Angeles and their humble and hilarious roots in Vancouver.

[04/18/19 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Currently in Production on Series Taking an Inside Look at the NXIVM Organization
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[04/18/19 - 10:00 AM]
Season Two of CBS All Access' "Strange Angel" to Premiere Thursday, June 13
The period drama explores the bizarre true story of Jack Parsons, a man who straddled the worlds of science and the occult, pioneering America's rocketry program while simultaneously practicing sex magick rituals as a devotee to Aleister Crowley's religion, Thelema.

[04/18/19 - 09:09 AM]
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The series premieres alongside new episodes of "Drunk History" on Tuesday, June 18.

[04/18/19 - 09:03 AM]
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In the new reality series, contestants are challenged to not flinch; if they do, there are consequences.

[04/18/19 - 09:01 AM]
"The Chernobyl Podcast," Five-Episode Companion Piece to the HBO Miniseries, Debuts May 6
Craig Mazin (creator, writer and executive producer of the miniseries "Chernobyl") and NPR's Peter Sagal (host of "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!") have recorded the five-episode podcast as a companion piece.

[04/18/19 - 08:47 AM]
Video: "Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Jeselnik's latest special premieres Tuesday, April 30 on the streaming service.