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[01/06/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 6
Updates include: Wes Brown joins E!'s "Songbyrd"; Jimmy Dunn to return to CBS's "The McCarthys"; and Jack Cutmore-Scott is cast in Matt Hubbard's FOX comedy pilot.

[01/06/14 - 10:42 PM]
While We Were Out: Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals for December 20-30
A look at the numbers from this past holiday from Friday, December 20 to Monday, December 30.

[01/06/14 - 02:55 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN Tops Charts with Discover Orange Bowl
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Something Borrowed, Something New," Investigation Discovery's "Wives with Knives" and A&E's "After the First 48."

[01/06/14 - 02:44 PM]
"SNL" Adds Sasheer Zamata to the Cast
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Zamata trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

[01/06/14 - 01:41 PM]
Two-Hour Premiere of "Downton Abbey, Season 4" on "Masterpiece" Highest Rated Drama Premiere in PBS History
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 01:11 PM]
NBC Gives Six-Episode Order to Revamped Comedy "Mr. Robinson"
"Back in the Game" co-creators Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen will oversee the single-camera comedy, starring Craig Robinson, Jean Smart and Larenz Tate.

[01/06/14 - 01:02 PM]
Malin Akerman, Wayne Brady, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Heidi Klum and Many More to Appear at "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards"
Also on tap are Lucy Hale, Matt LeBlanc, Stana Katic, Heidi Klum, Ross Mathews, Joseph Morgan, Meghan Ory, Ian Ziering and more!

[01/06/14 - 12:42 PM]
Most-Viewed Orange Bowl Since 2008; Four-Game BCS Average Up 15 Percent Over 2013
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/06/14 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Family Builds Its Comedy Slate with Two New Original Series "Mystery Girls" and "Young & Hungry"
Production will commence on both series in Los Angeles in early 2014, and both will premiere in 2014.

[01/06/14 - 12:24 PM]
FX Networks to Sneak Peek Its New Animated Comedy, "Chozen," Exclusively on Xbox One Through the FXNOW App Beginning Monday, January 6
The 13-episode series premieres Monday, January 13 at 10:30/9:00c following all-new episodes of the critically-acclaimed comedy "Archer."

[01/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
Lisa Cornwell Joins Golf Channel On-Air Team
She'll primarily serve as an anchor for the network's signature news show, "Golf Central."

[01/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
49ers - Packers Ranks as Highest-Rated NFL Wildcard Game in More Than 25 Years; Over 47 Million Watch
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 12:20 PM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate 2013's Fourth Quarter, Winning in Every Key Ratings Measure
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013.

[01/06/14 - 11:46 AM]
CNBC Starts the New Year Off with a Bang in Primetime with Off-Network Debut of "Shark Tank"
CNBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 1.

[01/06/14 - 11:46 AM]
Bounce TV Now #2 African American-Targeted Network Among Black Adults
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the month of December.

[01/06/14 - 10:56 AM]
Disney Channel Triumphs for 2nd Consecutive Total Day Sweep in 2013 Across Major Youth Demos; 24-Hour Disney Junior Is TV's #1 Preschool Network in 1st Year
Disney Channel spins the numbers for 2013.

[01/06/14 - 10:49 AM]
ESPN's 30th Australian Open Starts Sunday Down Under
Most of play will be on ESPN2, but for ESPN's 30th consecutive Australian Open the men's semifinals and both finals will air on ESPN.

[01/06/14 - 10:49 AM]
E! Parties with All the Stars from One of Hollywood's Biggest Nights at the 2014 Golden Globe(R) Awards on Sunday, January 12th
Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic host wall-to-wall coverage, along with E!'s team of entertainment and style experts, on location throughout the day.

[01/06/14 - 10:45 AM]
NBC Averages "Wild Card Saturday" Record 30.8 Million Viewers for Two Thrilling Games
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/06/14 - 10:35 AM]
Bravo Media and Nielsen Reveal Results of Breakthrough Studyshowing Viewer Loyalty Linked to Consumer Purchasing
The custom study which measured 75 cable entertainment networks during 1Q13 revealed that NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment ranks on top with USA at #1 and Bravo at #2 for network loyalty among adults 18-49.

[01/06/14 - 10:17 AM]
High-Stakes Two-Hour Special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan" to Air Monday, Jan. 13
Five top athletes from "American Ninja Warrior" will do battle against five of the most accomplished competitors from "Sasuke," the Japanese program that inspired the series.

[01/06/14 - 10:12 AM]
Lifetime Presents Star-Studded Black History Month with Two New Original Movies "The Gabby Douglas Story," Debuting February 1 and "The Trip to Bountiful," Premiering February 22
Regina King, S. Epatha Merkersonm Sydney Mikayla and Imani Hakim star in the former while Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer topline the latter.

[01/06/14 - 10:03 AM]
History's "Swamp People" Returns for Season 5 Premiering Monday, February 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Season five follows the fearless swampers of Southern Louisiana as they attempt to fill their alligator tags while under attack from the deadly beasts below the surface.

[01/06/14 - 09:31 AM]
"Quality Balls - The David Steinberg Story" Makes Its U.S. Debut Exclusively on Showtime(R) Monday, February 3 at 9:30PM ET/PT
The documentary will lead into the season premiere of "Inside Comedy" at 11:00/10:00c.

[01/06/14 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Transforms 12 Modeltestants Into Supermodels on "The Face" Season Two Premiering Wednesday, March 5 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: the network today announced ELLE, the world's largest fashion magazine with 44 editions around the world, as an editorial partner.

[01/06/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special" Delivers NBC's Highest Non-Sports / Non-Golden Globes Results in Its Time Period in the Past Year
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" Hits a Season-High and "Revenge" Returns Up 20% to a 13-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Wild Card Game Sparks Victory for FOX
Coverage of the 49ers/Packers game helps push the network in front among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[01/06/14 - 08:17 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" Hula Dances to Hawaii for Two-Part Finale on Wednesdays, January 29 and February 5
Once in Maui, the final three will learn which chef from "Last Chance Kitchen" will be rejoining the competition.

[01/06/14 - 08:01 AM]
"SNL" Kicks Off the New Year with Two Shows in January
On January 18, Drake takes the stage as host and musical guest; while Jonah Hill returns for his third hosting engagement on January 25.

[01/06/14 - 07:56 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Finishes 2013 with Its Most-Watched Quarter Ever
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013.

[01/06/14 - 07:29 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Coverage of Chargers Win Over Bengals Scores Highest Rating in 19 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 07:20 AM]
Toy Expert Jordan Hembrough Is Back in Search of Iconic Pop Memorabilia in Season Three of Travel Channel's Original Series "Toy Hunter" Premiering Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
Hembrough is in search of iconic memorabilia for his high-profile clients including Gary Busey, Vanilla Ice, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas).

[01/06/14 - 07:18 AM]
Sundance Channel's Gripping New Crime Thriller "The Red Road," Starring Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, and Julianne Nicholson, to Premiere on February 27, 2014 at 9 PM PT/ET
Tamara Tunie, Annalise Basso, Kiowa Gordon, Lisa Bonet and Tom Sizemore also star in the six-episode series.

[01/06/14 - 07:02 AM]
Video: "House of Cards" - Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
Look for all 13 episodes of the show's second season to be released on Friday, February 14.

[01/06/14 - 06:32 AM]
The Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to Reunite for One Night Only on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy(R) Salute to the Beatles" Sunday, Feb. 9 on CBS
Also on tap are Alicia Keys and John Legend; Maroon 5; and John Mayer and Keith Urban.

[01/05/14 - 09:04 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Over 30 Million Tune Into NBC's NFL Wild Card Coverage
Last night's Saints/Eagles game bests last year's Vikings/Packers match-up in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/05/14 - 08:50 AM]
"SNL Best of This Season" Delivers Second-Highest "SNL" Results of the Season to Date
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/05/14 - 08:22 AM]
NBC's Wild "Wild Card Saturday" Averages 18.7/32 Overnight - Up 9% from Last Year & 2nd-Best Under Current Playoff TV Format
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/04/14 - 09:15 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is the #1 Non-Sports Show of the Night with Its Top Friday Viewership Since March 2011
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/04/14 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides the Cotton Bowl to Victory
Last night's Oklahoma State/Missouri match-up however falls short of Texas A&M/Oklahoma from a year ago.

[01/04/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Hits a Season-High for a Repeat and "20/20" Marks 6-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/03/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 30-January 3
Updates include: Laurie Metcalf joins "The McCarthys" at CBS; Bonnie Dennison first to board Matt Hubbard's FOX comedy; and Tamera Mowry confirms end of ""Tia & Tamera."

[01/03/14 - 03:07 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," Sugar Bowl Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Couples Therapy," MTV's "Ridiculousness" and truTV's "Impractical Jokers."

[01/03/14 - 01:56 PM]
National Geographic Channel Kicks Off the New Year with the "Ultimate Survival Alaska" Sweepstakes, Awarding One Grand Prize Winner an Alaskan Experience Like No Other
One lucky winner will get the "ultimate" Alaskan adventure filled with outdoor survival lessons, hiking, fishing and the opportunity to meet some of the cast members featured in the show.

[01/03/14 - 12:10 PM]
Time Warner Cable's Widely Distributed Preferred TV Package Now Includes Smithsonian Channel's Critically-Acclaimed and Award-Winning Programming
Smithsonian Channel was previously only available for an additional subscriber fee through the TWC HD tier.

[01/03/14 - 11:54 AM]
HGTV Rings in New Year with Highest-Ever Social Media Traffic
HGTV spins the digital numbers for Wednesday, January 1.

[01/03/14 - 11:42 AM]
FOX Sports GO to Live Stream 49ers at Packers Wild Card Game
Customers of participating providers may access the live stream of 49ers at Packers through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS tablets, as well as through www.FOXSportsGO.com.

[01/03/14 - 11:35 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Rings in 2014 with "Cruise in and Win Week," January 6-10
One lucky home viewer will escape the winter blues and set sail on a Disney Cruise Line vacation aboard the newly re-imagined Disney Magic.

[01/03/14 - 10:43 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Set to Add "WATCH ABC Family" Service to Its Portfolio of Authenticated "Watch" Live Streaming Offerings
At launch, the WATCH ABC Family app will be available on iOS and Kindle Fire devices, as well as select Android tablets, including Samsung Galaxy devices.







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[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.