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[01/08/14 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 8
Updates include: Zoe Saldana to play the title role on NBC's "Rosemary's Baby" mini-series; and NBC gives pilot order to David Caspe's comedy "Marry Me."

[01/08/14 - 03:35 PM]
The Series Debut of "Being Mary Jane" Starring Gabrielle Union Attracts Over Five Million Viewers for Its Premiere Night on BET Networks
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 03:29 PM]
Disney Junior Orders New Season Pickups for Hit Animated Series "Sofia the First," "Doc McStuffins" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"
All three series ranked among the Top 10 cable TV series for 2013 in Kids 2-5 and as well as in the top 10 preschooler cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49.

[01/08/14 - 03:00 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "NCIS," "Intelligence" Nab Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "100 Days of Summer," BET's "Being Mary Jane" and TBS's "Cougar Town."

[01/08/14 - 02:39 PM]
Valerie Harper Will Guest Star in First Two Episodes of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," the Highly Anticipated Hallmark Channel Original
In Harper's two-episode arc as the team's supervisor, she'll inspire each of them to fulfill their unique purposes, as she courageously embraces her own.

[01/08/14 - 02:27 PM]
Winter Debut of "Pretty Little Liars" is the #1 Most-Tweeted Season Premiere in TV History With Over 1.3 Million Tweets
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 01:52 PM]
NBCOlympics.com to Offer Original, Digital-Only Programming for Sochi Games
The video offering, new to Winter Games coverage, will include whip-around competition coverage from Gold Zone; a daily figure skating news and highlights show, Olympic Ice; and regular news updates throughout each day.

[01/08/14 - 12:48 PM]
TVGN (TV Guide Network) Becomes "Awards Season Central" This Month with Exclusive Programming in Partnership with Entertainment Tonight, PopSugar and More
"Entertainment Tonight" will produce a live red carpet show hosted by anchors Nancy O'Dell and Rob Marciano that will air on TVGN leading up to the Grammy Awards and the Oscars.

[01/08/14 - 12:38 PM]
Record 2.8 Million Viewers Tune-In for Season Two Premiere of OWN's "The Haves and the Have Nots"
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 12:02 PM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights Season Two Of Breakout Hit Series "Surviving Evil"
The 10-episode second season begins filming in early 2014.

[01/08/14 - 11:35 AM]
Don't Miss the Super-Sized, Two-Night Premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Beginning January 19 Only on E!
Look for installments of both series on Sunday, January 19 and Monday, January 20 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/14 - 10:31 AM]
Pre-Olympic Special "Shaun White: Russia Calling" Set to Air Saturday, Jan. 25
The special is "an inside look at how the gold medal-winning snowboarder is preparing for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and how he maintains his competitive edge."

[01/08/14 - 10:28 AM]
Matt Lauer Hosts "Going for Gold," a Star-Studded Golden Globes Primetime Special
The special - airing this Friday, January 10 on NBC - features interviews with Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more!

[01/08/14 - 10:24 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights Production for Three New Original Pilots: "Booze Traveler" (WT), "Great Escapes" (WT) and "Street Cred" (WT) with Penn Jillette
The latter sees comedian and magician Penn Jillette secretly finding the best street performer and grants them a generous reward.

[01/08/14 - 10:09 AM]
ESPN and Martin Tyler Mutually Agree to End Relationship Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Tyler came to ESPN in October 2009 as a commentator for the World Cup in 2010 and 2014.

[01/08/14 - 10:07 AM]
"Herblock - The Black & the White," the Story of the Legendary Editorial Cartoonist Who Gave America a Powerful Editorial Voice for More Than Half a Century, Debuts Jan. 27, Exclusively on HBO
For 55 years, Herbert L. Block's signature "Herblock" was affixed to memorable cartoons that were published daily in the Washington Post and syndicated throughout the country in more than 1,800 newspapers.

[01/08/14 - 10:06 AM]
ESPN Names Ian Darke Lead Commentator for 2014 FIFA World Cup
Darke, ESPN's lead voice for international soccer since 2010, will call the Brazil vs. Croatia opening match on Thursday, June 12, in Sao Paulo.

[01/08/14 - 09:55 AM]
A&E Network's Original Real Life Series "Bad Ink" Returns for a Second Season with 10 All-New Episodes Premiering Monday, January 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The series centers on Dirk Vermin and his best friend Ruckus as they go on the hunt for the best of the worst ink in the "mistake capital of the world."

[01/08/14 - 09:18 AM]
"Intelligence" Is The Most-Watched New Series Premiere of the Season with 16.6 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 09:11 AM]
TBS Renews Late-Night Series "The Pete Holmes Show"
New episodes are set to launch February 24 and will air Monday-Thursday nights at midnight (ET/PT), following "Conan."

[01/08/14 - 09:11 AM]
Oxygen Media Reveals the 12 Modeltestants Competing on "The Face" Season Two Premiering Wednesday, March 5 at 10PM ET/PT
The authentic modeling competition series tests these modeltestants fundamental skills and versatility as a model in an array of real-life brand challenges including photo shoots, runway shows and commercials.

[01/08/14 - 09:01 AM]
Qantas to Bring "Modern Family" to Australia Emmy Award-Winning Show to Film Vacation Episode Down Under
Qantas will fly the cast and crew from Los Angeles in February as the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan takes a vacation down under for an episode to be broadcast later this season.

[01/08/14 - 09:01 AM]
CBS's "Grammy(R) Gig of a Lifetime" Contest Announces 40 Finalists
The public can vote on CBS.com/GrammyGig to determine which band will win the chance to participate in Grammy(R) Week events.

[01/08/14 - 08:52 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Full Lineup for 31st Annual PaleyFest
Highlights include "Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion" and "Opening Night Presentation: Veronica Mars Reunion."

[01/08/14 - 08:47 AM]
FX's "Chozen" Takes Over Barbershops Across the Country on Saturday, January 11
Said stunt is timed with the show's launch this coming Monday, January 13 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/08/14 - 08:44 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Is #1 in Women 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 (Tie) and Women 18-34 Despite No "Voice" Lead-In
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 08:37 AM]
"SHIELD" Returns Up in Viewers and Adults 18-49 - "The Goldbergs" Is Up and Beats "New Girl" in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/08/14 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "NCIS," "Intelligence"
Plus: FOX's "The Mindy Project" and "Dads" post gains from their previous originals.

[01/08/14 - 08:23 AM]
CMT Hosts Exclusive Full-Length Television Premiere of Lucy Hale's "You Sound Good to Me" Today
Check out CMT platforms all week long for more Lucy Hale, including special behind-the-scenes clips from her video shoot on lucyhale.CMT.com.

[01/08/14 - 08:22 AM]
Restaurant Rookies Are On the Hunt for the Perfect Property in New Series "Buy This Restaurant"
The series, featuring commercial real estate expert Keith Simpson, premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/14 - 07:24 AM]
BBC America to Air the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards Sunday February 16, 8:00PM ET/PT
As in previous years, many BAFTA wins have correctly predicted who walks away with the Academy Award(R) a few weeks later.

[01/08/14 - 07:19 AM]
Bravo Media Takes a Juicy Bite Out of the Big Apple with the Return of "The Real Housewives of New York City" on Tuesday, March 11 at 9PM ET/PT
Kristen Taekman will join returning ladies Aviva Drescher, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, Heather Thomson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.

[01/07/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 7
Updates include: Danny Cannon to helm FOX's "Gotham"; Anna Friel, Jake Robinson tapped for NBC's "Odyssey"; and Denis Leary to lead FX comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

[01/07/14 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Cracks the Case with Hart Hanson's New Crime Drama "Backstrom"
Rainn Wilson stars as the title role in the project, which was originally developed by CBS.

[01/07/14 - 03:22 PM]
"Moonday's" Season Three Return of MTV's "Teen Wolf" Is the Most Watched Telecast in Series History
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, January 6.

[01/07/14 - 02:42 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN, BCS National Championship Overshadow the Night
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Teen Wolf," VH1's "Single Ladies" and Food Network's "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off."

[01/07/14 - 02:39 PM]
"SportsCenter" to Provide Day-long Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Announcement Coverage on January 8
Pre-announcement coverage will begin on ESPN during the 9 a.m. ET hour with updates and segments continuing throughout the day.

[01/07/14 - 02:17 PM]
NBA on ESPN 2013-14 Schedule Update - Additional Pacers, Trail Blazers, Suns Appearances
The previously announced lineups for Wednesday, January 22 and Friday, February 7 have been changed.

[01/07/14 - 02:15 PM]
DIY Network Sets the Stage for 2014 Successful Premiere of "Rev Run's Renovation"
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/07/14 - 02:08 PM]
NFC Wildcard Playoff Game, Cotton Bowl and Sunday Animated Comedies Drive FOX's Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 30-January 5.

[01/07/14 - 01:36 PM]
"Dangerous Toys" Featuring Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of "MythBusters" Premieres January 11 at 9PM
The special features Savage and Hyneman's adult interpretations of a child's game of war, where a sandcastle could be a fortress and a cardboard box can open an entire universe of play.

[01/07/14 - 01:32 PM]
Video: New Video - TNT's "Private Lives of Nashville Wives," Premiering Feb. 24
Check out the latest promo for the reality series, which will air Monday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/07/14 - 11:38 AM]
Disney Channel Kicks Off 2014 With Total Day Sweep Across Major Youth Demos; 24-Hour Disney Junior channel Rises to Record Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 30-January 5.

[01/07/14 - 11:22 AM]
Dec. 21 Telecast of "Saturday Night Live" Generates the Show's Biggest Increase Ever in Adult 18-49 Rating and Total Viewers in "Live Plus Seven Day" Results
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, December 21.

[01/07/14 - 11:16 AM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Launches Google+ Hangout Series and Pinterest Partnership Giving Fans Exclusive Digital Content and Expert Advice
"The Biggest Loser" is the first television series to do an interactive health and fitness series using the Google+ technology.

[01/07/14 - 11:05 AM]
First Episodes of the New Year of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Elementary" Add More Than Four Million Viewers with Live +3-Day Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 2.

[01/07/14 - 11:01 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company Boosts Unscripted Team with Two New Senior Executives
The network has named Lisa Levenson Senior Vice President and Alex Piper Vice President of Alternative Entertainment.

[01/07/14 - 10:58 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: 47 Million Tune Into FOX's 49ers-Packers Wild Card Game
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Gator Boys," HGTV's "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" and TLC's "Breaking the Faith."

[01/07/14 - 10:53 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NFL Wild Card Doubleheader Dominates for NBC
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "MythBusters," Lifetime's "Blindsided" and Investigation Discovery's "Scorned: Love Kills."

[01/07/14 - 10:49 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is the Holiday Week's Top Entertaiment Program in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 30-January 5.







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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.