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[12/20/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 20
Updates include: Reece Ritchie first to board FOX's "Hieroglyph"; Adam Goldberg cast in CBS's "Gaffigan"; and Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde exit NBC's "Chicago PD."

[12/20/13 - 02:46 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The X Factor" Tops Originals in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Gypsy Sisters," Animal Planet's "North Woods Law" and A&E's "Rodeo Girls."

[12/20/13 - 02:43 PM]
In 2013 Discovery Channel Delivers Highest Viewership in 12 Years
Discovery spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/20/13 - 02:19 PM]
Showtime(R) Launches "Penny Dreadful" Production Blog, Digital Companion Gives Viewers an Inside Look at the Making of the Series
Fans will be taken behind the scenes to the production of the series from its early stages, as it is currently shooting in Ireland, through the end of season one.

[12/20/13 - 02:15 PM]
The Stars Come Out for "The Simpsons" on a Hollywood-Themed Episode, Sunday, January 5, on FOX!
Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann join Will Arnett, Channing Tatum and Judas Priest's Rob Halford in the episode.

[12/20/13 - 01:54 PM]
Fred Armisen and Balthazar Getty to Guest Star on "House of Lies"
They join previously announced guest stars Mekhi Phifer, Tip "T.I." Harris, Daniel Stern, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Slate, among others.

[12/20/13 - 12:16 PM]
"Vikings" Season Two Premieres Thursday, February 27
History's hit original series returns with the first of 10 all-new episodes.

[12/20/13 - 11:48 AM]
98 Degrees, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Also Season Three Champions Pentatonix to Perform on a Special Holiday Themed "The Sing-Off" Season Finale
Also performing will be host Nick Lachey and Jewel with a duet of "It Had to Be You."

[12/20/13 - 10:38 AM]
The Neighbourhood to Headline Grammy(R) Gig of a Lifetime Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 23
The concert will also feature the winning band from CBS.com's Grammy Gig of a Lifetime contest as the opening act.

[12/20/13 - 10:10 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Superhero Comedy Series "The Thundermans"
The scripted half-hour series has been picked up for an additional 20 episodes.

[12/20/13 - 09:41 AM]
Investigation Discovery's New Series "Obsession: Dark Desires" Reveals What Happens When All-Consuming Desire Has Deadly Consequences
The 10-episode first season premieres Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/20/13 - 09:17 AM]
Lester Holt Investigates the Link Between Poverty and Childhood Asthma - Dateline's "Breathless" Airs Sunday, January 5 at 7pm/6c
For more than a year, "Dateline" closely follows the struggles of two families as they battle their landlords in a desperate effort to provide an asthma-safe environment for their children.

[12/20/13 - 09:09 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) Newest Late-Night Hit "@midnight" Returns on Monday, January 6
The series will air Monday-Thursday and mirror the production schedule of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" throughout 2014.

[12/20/13 - 08:54 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Saturday Night Live Christmas" Wins Its Second Hour from 10-11 p.m. in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 19.

[12/20/13 - 08:44 AM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights New Original Non-Fiction Series "Loredana, ESQ"
The series traces the life of Loredana Nesci, a former LAPD officer turned lawyer as she navigates the twists and turns of the criminal defense system.

[12/20/13 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Beats "The X-Factor" Finale/"The Year" Is Up 6% to Its Biggest Audience Yet
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 19.

[12/20/13 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "The X Factor" Finale
Said finale however is down over 45% from last year among adults 18-49.

[12/20/13 - 08:01 AM]
The Real Movers & Shakers of Animal Cargo: Nat Geo WILD Gets on Board as "We Move Animals"
The three-part series premieres Saturday, January 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/19/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 19
Updates include: ABC greenlights pair of drama pilots; Disney-ABC Domestic Television cancels "Katie"; and David Mamet to bring "7 Deadly Sins" to FOX.

[12/19/13 - 10:25 PM]
Winner Announced on "The X Factor"
Said finale featured performances by Paulina Rubio, One Direction, Lea Michele, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik and Prince Royce.

[12/19/13 - 06:09 PM]
Video: Academy Unveils Oscar(R) Trailer Starring Host Ellen Degeneres, Directed by Paul Feig
"I had the best time making this," said DeGeneres. "I love Paul, I love tWitch, I love Fitz and I like most of the Tantrums."

[12/19/13 - 05:20 PM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Announces Additional Celebrities Appearing in Second Season
Julie Bowen, Beth Behrs and Valerie Bertinelli will face off against Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short in the season opener.

[12/19/13 - 03:25 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with "10 Most Fascinating People of 2013"
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker," Syfy's "Killer Contact" and MTV's "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life."

[12/19/13 - 01:30 PM]
NBC's Critically Beloved "Hannibal" to Return for Second Season Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 P.M.
The show's sophomore run will take over said slot after the previously-announced conclusion of the 10-episode run of "Dracula."

[12/19/13 - 01:22 PM]
Entire BCS Highlights ESPN College Football Bowl Schedule of 34 Games
The schedule will conclude with the VIZIO BCS National Championship - No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn - on Monday, January 6 across six television networks.

[12/19/13 - 01:09 PM]
FOX Sports Opens New Year With Robust Motor Sports Offerings
From two wheels on dirt to stock cars and sports cars at iconic Daytona International Speedway, the racing season awakens in a big way from the shortest "offseason" in all of sports.

[12/19/13 - 12:47 PM]
Internet Phenom Lil BUB Is the Cat's Pajamas in Animal Planet's "Lil Bub's Special Special"
A renowned international star, Lil BUB still finds time to enjoy the simpler things in life, like having her friends over for a good-old-fashioned slumber party.

[12/19/13 - 12:15 PM]
NBCUniversal to Provide Unprecedented Coverage of 2014 Sochi Olympics
NBCUniversal will present more than 1,539 hours of coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and NBCOlympics.com.

[12/19/13 - 12:08 PM]
CBS Announces a Special One-Hour Series Finale for "How I Met Your Mother," Monday, March 31, 8:00-9:00 PM
Plus: look for newcomer "Friends with Better Lives" to preview immediately after said finale at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/19/13 - 12:01 PM]
Seven-Time Emmy Award Winner Louis J. Horvitz to Direct "American Idol XIII"
A renowned television director, Horvitz has overseen the live broadcasts of the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Kennedy Center Honors.

[12/19/13 - 11:58 AM]
MTV Set to Air New Ambush Prank Series "Jerks with Cameras" on Thursday, January 16 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
The newcomer will be bookended by the new seasons of "Ridiculousness" and "Fantasy Factory."

[12/19/13 - 11:44 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created by and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Third Season Jan. 12, Exclusively on HBO
Guest stars this season include Richard E. Grant, Rita Wilson, John Cameron Mitchell, Gaby Hoffman, Debra Monk, Shiri Appleby, Danielle Brooks, Amy Schumer, Bob Balaban, Colin Quinn and Andrew Rannells.

[12/19/13 - 11:08 AM]
"Tonight Show," "Late Night" Continue to Dominate Timeslot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 9-13.

[12/19/13 - 11:00 AM]
"MasterChef Junior" Goes Back for Seconds! FOX Orders Season Two of Hit Cooking Competition Series for Kids
Open casting calls for season two will be held in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas.

[12/19/13 - 10:49 AM]
The Emmy(R) Nominated Series "Brain Games" Returns with an All-New Season of Mind Blowing Science, Illusions and Experiments Monday, January 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel
Then following said premiere, look for the new series debut of "Duck Quacks Don't Echo" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/13 - 10:08 AM]
Animal Planet Will Walk a (Thousand) Miles in his Shoes: Network to Document Record-Breaking Nile Walk with Two-Hour Special
October Films is commissioned to produce the special, that will air in the U.S. in Winter 2015.

[12/19/13 - 10:01 AM]
"Pokemon the Series: XY" Season 17 to Premiere on Cartoon Network on Saturday, January 18th at 8:30 a.m. (ET, PT)
This season Ash Ketchum sets out to explore the Kalos region, an all-new region full of never-before-seen Pokémon!

[12/19/13 - 09:33 AM]
Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, LL Cool J, Josh Holloway and Many More to Attend "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards"
Kaley Cuoco, Emily Deschanel, Roma Downey, Marg Helgenberger, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Weatherly are also on tap.

[12/19/13 - 09:29 AM]
Video: Check Out the Trailer from the Sixth and Final Season of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" Premiering Thursday, January 16 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
The whole crew is back with nine all-new episodes in the 25,000 square-foot warehouse turned funhouse known as the Fantasy Factory.

[12/19/13 - 09:25 AM]
Video: "Cougar Town" Celebrates the Holiday with "A Christmas Story" Themed Promos
Season five returns to TBS on Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/13 - 09:00 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #1 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 and Is #1 Outright Among Adults, Men and Women 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 18.

[12/19/13 - 09:00 AM]
Get a Taste of the Lux Life When E!'s Lavish New Special "Buying for Billionaires" Premieres Thursday, December 26th at 9:00PM ET/PT on E!
Follow the extravagant, and at times ridiculous, lives of these three luxury buyers as they do whatever it takes to service the over-the-top requests of their fabulously wealthy clients.

[12/19/13 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with Repeats, ""Barbara Walters Presents"
The Alphabet takes home top honors for the first time since November 6.

[12/19/13 - 08:22 AM]
ABC Wins Wednesday with "Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People" Hitting a 3-Year High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 18.

[12/19/13 - 07:42 AM]
Pacers-Heat is ESPN's Highest-Rated NBA Game of 2013-14 Regular Season
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 18.

[12/19/13 - 07:06 AM]
"BCS Megacast" Coverage of National Championship Takes Over ESPN Platforms
ESPN will utilize six of its television platforms as well as audio and digital outlets for a "BCS Megacast" presentation of the college football VIZIO BCS National Championship on Monday, January 6.

[12/19/13 - 07:01 AM]
Ring in 2014 with "New Year's Eve Live" Tuesday, December 31, on FOX
The special will feature show-stopping performances by J. Cole, Krewella, New Politics and Panic! At The Disco from LIGHT Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

[12/19/13 - 06:30 AM]
Grammy(R) Award Nominee Daft Punk to Perform on "The 56th Annual Grammy Awards(R)"
This will be Daft Punk's first television performance anywhere since they last performed on the 50th Grammy Awards broadcast in 2008.

[12/19/13 - 06:04 AM]
Award-Winning Non-Fiction Producers Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn Launch Multi-Platform Media Company Lightbox
The company's first project is a landmark series of films for Xbox Entertainment Studios about the start of the digital revolution.

[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.







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[12/10/16 - 08:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Tight Demo Race
The Eye edges out the competition among adults 18-49.

[12/09/16 - 08:15 PM]
Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick to Announce the Nominees of the 74th Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards on December 12, 2016
They will be joined by the previously announced Miss Golden Globe trio, Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet Stallone; Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Lorenzo Soria; and Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, Barry Adelman.

[12/09/16 - 06:01 PM]
Video: Watch the Red Band Trailer for New Comedy "The Mick," Which Has Its Special Premiere Sunday, Jan. 1 on FOX!
The series will make its time period premiere with an all-new episode Tuesday, January 3.

[12/09/16 - 12:59 PM]
"Sherlock: The Final Problem", Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Comes to U.S. Cinemas Exclusively for Two Nights on January 16 and January 18
Audiences will experience laughter, tears, shocks and surprises in this thrilling, not-to-miss season finale, as well as 15 minutes of exclusive extras.

[12/09/16 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer for Sand Storm, Written and Directed by Elite Zexner
Israel's official submission for the 2017 Foreign Language Film Academy Award(R) will launch on Netflix Friday, December 15.

[12/09/16 - 09:54 AM]
American Heroes Channel to Pay Tribute to Late Senator John Glenn with Special Programming Stack
Starting Monday, December 12, AHC will encore episodes of "When We Left Earth: The NASA Mission," which showcase our nation's quest to conquer the last frontier - outer space.

[12/09/16 - 09:50 AM]
"Mariah's World" Series Premiere Event Delivers 2.2MM A18-49 and Nearly 4MM Total Viewers Across E! and Bravo on Sunday Night
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, December 4.

[12/09/16 - 09:00 AM]
Louis C.K.'s Groundbreaking, Emmy(R)-Nominated Series "Horace and Pete" Lands on Hulu
After becoming available for purchase on Louis C.K.'s website and garnering critical acclaim, all 10 episodes of the groundbreaking series officially make their streaming debut today.

[12/09/16 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock cruises to victory among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/09/16 - 07:38 AM]
Video: BBC America's "Doctor Who" Christmas Special Trailer Released Today
The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

[12/09/16 - 07:17 AM]
Comedy Central Unveils Winter Programming Schedule
Newcomers include "The Comedy Jam," "Detroiters," "Jeff & Some Aliens" and "The High Court."

[12/09/16 - 01:38 AM]
"Strike Back" Returns to Sky 1 - New Team, New Section, New Enemies
Disavowed and disbanded, the Section programme is restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break.

[12/08/16 - 05:43 PM]
Discovery to Pay Tribute to Space Pioneer John Glenn - Special Broadcast Airing Sunday
Look for an encore presentation of "When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions" this Sunday, December 11 at 9 AM ET/PT.

[12/08/16 - 04:36 PM]
President Barack Obama to Appear on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Monday, December 12 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
President Obama's first appearance on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" will be simulcast across Comedy Central, MTV and BET.

[12/08/16 - 02:32 PM]
Merry Mythmas from Science Channel
Science Channel will marathon every episode ever of "MythBusters" beginning Friday, December 23.