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[01/16/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 16
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to Anthony Anderson-led "Black-ish"; Fortune Feimster joins FOX's "Cabot College"; and John Wirth to lead "Highway to Heaven" revival at A&E.

[01/16/14 - 10:00 PM]
"12 Years a Slave" Named Best Picture at 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
"Gravity" garnered seven wins while "American Hustle" took home four awards.

[01/16/14 - 03:19 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "American Idol," "Duck Dynasty" Lead Demo Race
Plus: numbers for TBS's "Men at Work," USA's "Psych" and MTV's "The Real World."

[01/16/14 - 02:38 PM]
ABC Family Comedies "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" Set Near 1 1/2 Year Highs in Key Demos in Their Winter Premieres
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/14 - 02:08 PM]
FXX Sets "Legit" Season Two and "Ali G: Rezurection" Premiere Date
Look for "Legit" at 10:00/9:00c and "Ali G: Rezurection" at 10:30/9:30c beginning Wednesday, February 26.

[01/16/14 - 01:48 PM]
Bravo Media's "Watch What Happens Live" Returns to the 21st Annual SXSW(R) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas
The only live, interactive show in late-night goes to Austin, Texas for a second year for five shows beginning the week of March 9.

[01/16/14 - 01:38 PM]
PBS Celebrates Black History Month with New Programs and a Digital Campaign That Unites More Than a Century of History and Culture
The lineup begins on February 3 with "American Promise," a powerful coming-of-age documentary from "POV."

[01/16/14 - 01:28 PM]
Best of Colin's Cage Confessionals Airs Wednesday, Jan. 22 on ESPN2
In addition to counting down the best of, Cowherd will debut a new Cage Confessional as part of the show with actor and comedian Kevin Hart.

[01/16/14 - 12:30 PM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Travels to the Lone Star State for Five Original Shows Starting Monday, March 10 in Austin, Texas
The show's week-long trip to the state's capital is timed with the 28th annual SXSW Festival - a unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies.

[01/16/14 - 11:38 AM]
HGTV Premieres New Episodes of Nine Series
The new episodes will premiere from January to March of this year.

[01/16/14 - 11:35 AM]
"Gilligan's Island" Docks at TV Land for the First Time in 10 Years
The network is celebrating in a big way by kicking off with a "12-Hour Tour" marathon on Monday, January 20 from 9am to 9pm.

[01/16/14 - 11:21 AM]
Video: "Flip Your Lid" - "Killer Karaoke" with Mark McGrath Premieres Feb. 20 on truTV
Look for new episodes on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/16/14 - 11:15 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Continue Dominance Over Timeslot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 6-10.

[01/16/14 - 11:14 AM]
FOX Sports GO to Live Stream 49ers vs. Seahawks NFC Championship Game
Coverage of 49ers vs. Seahawks kicks off with the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show at 6:00 PM ET.

[01/16/14 - 11:09 AM]
Showtime at TCA: Nevins Tees Up New Season of "Homeland"
Plus: the executive on new series "The Affair," "Happyish"; busted pilot "The Vatican"; and more!

[01/16/14 - 10:46 AM]
NickMom Inks Development Deal with Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz of Push It Productions, Inc.
Plus: NickMom has green lit six episodes of a brand-new hidden camera series, "Undercover Cupid" (working title), hosted by Nyima Funk.

[01/16/14 - 10:15 AM]
Fashion Guru Tim Gunn & Celebrity Hairstylist Ken Paves Work Their Makeover Magic in Fan Favorite "Biggest Loser" Makeover Episode Jan. 21
They'll help the seven remaining contestants with amazing transformations before they reunite with loved ones.

[01/16/14 - 09:47 AM]
Showtime(R) Announces Spring 2014 Schedule
Highlights include the return of "Nurse Jackie" and "Californication" on Sunday, April 13 plus the premiere of "Penny Dreadful" on Sunday, May 11.

[01/16/14 - 09:45 AM]
Showtime(R) Adds Two New Original Series to Its Lineup with Series Orders for "The Affair" and "Happyish"
Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in the former while Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn And Rhys Ifans topline the latter.

[01/16/14 - 09:42 AM]
Season Premiere of "Buying the Bayou" Searches for Animal Friendly Abodes!
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, January 27 at 10:00/9:00c on Destination America.

[01/16/14 - 08:49 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Retains 100% of Its Lead-In from "Law & Order: SVU," Up from Last Week's 95% Retention
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Returns on Top for FOX
The network's reality mainstay however is down 23% in adults 18-49 from last year's premiere.

[01/16/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Wednesday's #1 Scripted Show/"Suburgatory" Premieres with an 8-Week High in the Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/14 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Olympics and Facebook to Collaborate on 2014 Sochi Olympics
As part of the agreement, the two companies will work on ways to leverage the broadcast and unique NBC Olympics content on Facebook to drive conversation about the Sochi Games and NBC's coverage across the world's largest social media platform.

[01/16/14 - 08:05 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights New Culinary Competition Series "Top Chef Extreme" (WT)
In each episode, alums from "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters" will face off head-to-head in three rounds of extreme culinary challenges.

[01/16/14 - 07:03 AM]
USA Network's Slick Original Drama "Suits" Visits College Campuses Across the Country
The tour will stop at seven universities, including Harvard, which is prominently spotlighted in the series.

[01/15/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 15
Updates include: NBC adds three comedies to pilot roster; Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome team for Comedy Central project; and Kendrick Sampson boards FOX's "Gracepoint."

[01/15/14 - 05:51 PM]
Video: The CW Midseason Promos!
Watch the full trailers for "The 100" (premiering Wednesday, March 19) and "Star-Crossed" (premiering Monday, February 17).

[01/15/14 - 05:00 PM]
"24: Live Another Day" Books Benjamin Bratt
Yvonne Strahovski, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, William Devane, Judy Davis and Kiefer Sutherland also star in the event series.

[01/15/14 - 04:09 PM]
Speaker of the House John Boehner Visits NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Thursday, January 23
The Speaker will take to the "Tonight Show" couch to discuss his background, life as Speaker of the House, and the latest news in Congress and politics.

[01/15/14 - 03:41 PM]
The CW at TCA: Pedowitz Details Summer Plans, "Veronica Mars" Spin-Off
Plus: the executive on the future of "Supernatural," "Reign," "The Carrie Diaries," "Hart of Dixie," "Beauty and the Beast" and more!

[01/15/14 - 03:12 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Dramas Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Face Off," Investigation Discovery's "Obsession: Dark Desires" and MTV's "Snooki & JWOWW."

[01/15/14 - 02:52 PM]
Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola Return as Official Sponsors of "American Idol XIII"
Both Ford and Coca-Cola have been official "Idol" sponsors for all 13 seasons of the series.

[01/15/14 - 02:26 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars Is Tuesday's #1 TV Telecast in Target Females and #1 Most-Tweeted TV Telecast for the 2nd Consecutive Week
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 14.

[01/15/14 - 01:55 PM]
Oscar(R) Production Team Announced
Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show after having directed the 82nd Oscars in 2010.

[01/15/14 - 01:36 PM]
Syfy's "Helix" Premiere Sets New Channel Records in L+3 Growth
Syfy further spins the numbers for Friday, January 10.

[01/15/14 - 01:34 PM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in Live Twitter Chat with Fans During East Coast Broadcasts Tonight
Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence and Jean-Luc Bilodeau are among the participants.

[01/15/14 - 01:29 PM]
A+E Networks(R) Announces Key Executives Appointed at FYI and LMN
Thomas Moody has been tapped as Senior Vice President, Programming, Planning & Acquisitions, FYI and LMN; and Laura Fleury has been elevated to Vice President, Programming & Development, LMN.

[01/15/14 - 01:22 PM]
Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and More to Present Awards at 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Hosted by Aisha Tyler
Red carpet pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets immediately before the awards ceremony, airing Thursday, January 16.

[01/15/14 - 01:13 PM]
The CW Adds to Its Reality Slate with Two Series: "Barber Battle," Hosted by Cedric The Entertainer, and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"
On each of the nine episodes of the latter, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller.

[01/15/14 - 01:04 PM]
The CW Acquires the Four-Hour Miniseries Event "Labyrinth"
The historical miniseries jumps back and forth between modern and medieval France as it follows the lives of two women who are separated by centuries, but united in their search for the Holy Grail.

[01/15/14 - 01:02 PM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" for Its 13th Season
"It's a pleasure to be returning for a 13th season on HBO," Maher stated. "It's something you rarely see in Hollywood: an on-again, on-again relationship."

[01/15/14 - 11:34 AM]
The 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Announces More Presenters
On tap: Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, Chiwetel Ejifor, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Marsden, Ewan McGregor and more!

[01/15/14 - 11:31 AM]
Adult Swim Enrolls "China, IL" for Junior Year
Production will begin later this year in Los Angeles.

[01/15/14 - 11:03 AM]
CBS at TCA: Tassler Talks "Frustrating, Exciting" Pilot Season
Plus: the executive on upcoming efforts "Reckless," "Bad Teacher"; killing off Taraji P. Henson's character on "Person of Interest"; and more!

[01/15/14 - 09:34 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Rod N Wheels" Follows Two Buddies and Their Sons as They Restore Rare Classic Cars
The new series launches Monday, January 27 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/15/14 - 09:17 AM]
CBS Renews Its Entire Daytime Lineup for the 2014-2015 Season
"Let's Make a Deal," "The Price is Right," "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Talk" will all return for the 2014-15 season.

[01/15/14 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Announces Premiere Dates for Summer Series "Under the Dome" and "Extant"
Season two of "Under the Dome" is due on Monday, June 30 while new drama "Extant," starring Halle Berry, will premiere on Wednesday, July 2.

[01/15/14 - 09:01 AM]
Morgan Freeman to Present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno
In 1971, Freeman and Moreno were among the stars of "The Electric Company," a comedy variety show created by the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) featuring live-action sketches, cartoons, and songs.

[01/15/14 - 09:00 AM]
USA Network & Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Crown Best in Show at Madison Square Garden for the 30th Consecutive Year
David Frei returns to co-host with "Weekend Today" co-anchor Erica Hill, and E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles rounds out the team as floor reporter.







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[11/25/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Homeland" and "The Affair" Deliver Their Highest Rated Episodes and Total Nights of the Season
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 12:18 PM]
Video: "Real World: Skeletons" Trailer
The franchise's 30th installment rolls out on Tuesday, December 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/25/14 - 11:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 11:54 AM]
MTV to Air Two New Specials "True Life Presents: Crazy Young Love" on Tuesday, December 2nd at 10 PM ET/PT and "Growing Up Greek" on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11 PM ET/PT
The former docudrama special follows three couples as they document the highs and lows of being young and obsessively in love.

[11/25/14 - 11:33 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Cast to Be Announced Live On Air During Logo TV's 2014 "New Now Next Awards"
The shroud of secrecy surrounding the 14 elite drag performers who'll comprise the seventh season cast will be lifted via a series of OMFG interstitials interspersed throughout the "New Now Next" telecast on Sunday, December 7.

[11/25/14 - 11:19 AM]
The CW Gives "Hart of Dixie" Fans an Early Holiday Present
Look for the season premiere to now debut on Monday, December 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/25/14 - 11:14 AM]
CMT Keeps the Party Going as 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for Premieres of "Party Down South 2" and "Drunksgiving" Special
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20.

[11/25/14 - 10:43 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 and Men 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 10:37 AM]
Syfy Invites You Inside "The Bazillion Dollar Club"
The high-adrenaline, high-stakes docu-series immerses viewers in the brilliant and cut-throat world of today's forward thinking innovators.

[11/25/14 - 10:23 AM]
Video: WGN America Releases Spellbinding Teaser for Season Two of "Salem," Set to Return in April
In season two, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air.

[11/25/14 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 09:03 AM]
BBC America's Critically-Acclaimed Original Series "Orphan Black" Adds to Cast
Justin Chatwin and James Frain join the channel's hit original drama for its third season, which is currently in production and set to return in 2015.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
Plus: "Scorpion" on CBS gets a big boost from a special "The Big Bang Theory" repeat lead in.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
"The Voice" Is Currently the #1 Big 4 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/25/14 - 08:39 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Matches Season Highs in Homes and Women 25-54
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of November 10-14.