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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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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
"10th Annual ACM Honors(TM)" to Make Its Television Debut on the CBS Television Network
The ACM Honors will be held on Tuesday, August 30, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and will be produced for television by dick clark productions and broadcast at a later date on CBS.