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[01/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 27
Updates include: Jonathan Banks to return for AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel; ABC greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; and CBS adds "Good Session," "Madam Secretary" to its pilot roster.

[01/27/14 - 05:40 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Shark Tank" Still Demo Champ for ABC
Plus: numbers for TNT's "Cold Justice," Investigation Discovery's "Imposters" and E!'s "Fashion Police."

[01/27/14 - 05:35 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "American Idol" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: numbers for TBS's "King of the Nerds," WE tv's "SWV Reunited" and Investigation Discovery's "Tabloid."

[01/27/14 - 02:44 PM]
New Premiere Date for EPIX Original Documentary "Who the F**k Is Arthur Fogel?"
The documentary will include new material including concert footage and a never-before-seen exclusive interview with recording artist and pop superstar Lady Gaga.

[01/27/14 - 02:23 PM]
Giuliana Rancic Hosts All-New E! Special "Celebrity Boot Camp"
Featuring exclusive interviews with Stacy Keibler and Brooke Burke Charvet, the brand new half-hour special premieres Tuesday, January 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/27/14 - 01:38 PM]
TV Land Picks Up Original Single-Camera Comedy Series "Jennifer Falls" Starring Jaime Pressly
The series revolves around a career woman and mother, Jennifer Doyle (Pressly) who must move back in with her own mom after being let go from her high-powered, six-figure salary job.

[01/27/14 - 01:28 PM]
Starz Original Series "Black Sails" Takes the Flag - Strongest New Series Premiere in Starz History
Starz spins the numbers for Saturday, January 25.

[01/27/14 - 01:28 PM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers Its Largest Live Plus 7-Day Audience Ever
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of January 6-12.

[01/27/14 - 01:27 PM]
Syfy's Hit Series "Helix" Shatters Channel Records in L7 Leaping 82% Among Adults 18-49 and 74% in Adults 25-54
Syfy further spins the numbers for Friday, January 10.

[01/27/14 - 01:24 PM]
"Criminal Minds" Posts Best Ever Live Plus 3-Day Viewer Lift and Matches Its Best Adult 18-49 Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 22.

[01/27/14 - 12:36 PM]
Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group Mix It Up Globally with MIXELS
Mixels is centered around a world of colorful creatures who can mix and combine with each other leading to hilarious and surprising results.

[01/27/14 - 12:22 PM]
Lindsey Vonn Joins "Today" & NBC Sports
In her new role, Vonn will report daily from the U.S. for "Today," and she will contribute to NBC Sports Olympic coverage.

[01/27/14 - 12:18 PM]
Bobby Flay Faces Off Against Chefs from Across the Country in Brand-New Primetime Competition Series "Beat Bobby Flay"
The eight-episode series launches Thursday, March 6 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[01/27/14 - 11:00 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax" Witnessed by 4.4 Million Total Viewers in World Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, January 25.

[01/27/14 - 10:48 AM]
Producer Rich Korson Reaches Development Deal with truTV
Korson will put his comedy experience to work developing comedic programming designed to appeal to truTV's targeted young-adult, dual-gender audience.

[01/27/14 - 10:46 AM]
Peter Capaldi Suits Up as BBC America Reveals the First Image of the Twelfth Doctor's Costume
Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Doc Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden.

[01/27/14 - 10:33 AM]
2014 Grammy Awards Watched by 28.5 Million Viewers - Up from Last Year and Second Largest Audience in 21 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 26.

[01/27/14 - 10:22 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: Several ABC Series Score Big Playback Gains in the First Complete Week of the New Year
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of January 6-12.

[01/27/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Saint George" Premieres March 6 on FX
The George Lopez-led comedy will air Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[01/27/14 - 10:01 AM]
"American Idol XIII" Brings Fans Exciting New Voting Experience with Google and On-Air Voting Trends from Facebook
For the first time in television, Google is powering an online voting platform that allows fans to cast votes for their favorite finalists directly from Google Search.

[01/27/14 - 09:58 AM]
BBC America's "Top Gear" Returns February 10 with Epic Road Trips in Ukraine and Burma
In the seven all-new episodes, hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take on an array of new adventures, challenges and stunts.

[01/27/14 - 09:57 AM]
CBS Announces the Cast for the All-Star Edition of the Nine-Time Emmy Award-Winning Series, "The Amazing Race," Premiering Feb. 23
This season, which marks the 24th race around the world for the series, will feature some of the most memorable duos.

[01/27/14 - 09:08 AM]
VH1 Begins the "Super Bowl Blitz" Tonight!!!
Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, all six concerts will be LIVE and take place throughout the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area as part of the VH1 Super Bowl Blitz working with the NFL.

[01/27/14 - 08:35 AM]
New Episodes of "Scoring the Deal" Coming to HGTV in February
In the new episodes, premiering on Tuesday, February 4 at 11:00/10:00c, real estate expert Jason Abrams and partner Kristen Cook help find dream homes for some of the greatest names in the game.

[01/27/14 - 08:34 AM]
"The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding" Is Up 60% from "Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding"
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 26.

[01/27/14 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Grammy Awards Dominate for CBS
Said coverage trumps the Pro Bowl on NBC, "The Bachelor" special on ABC and originals on FOX.

[01/27/14 - 08:12 AM]
NBC Sports' Coverage of Last Night's "2014 NFL Pro Bowl" Is the #2 Program Among the Big 4 Networks Throughout Its Telecast, Behind Only CBS's Grammy Coverage
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 26.

[01/27/14 - 07:13 AM]
Oxygen Media Greenlights Season Two of "Preachers of L.A."
On the heels of the show's success, the network announced it will begin casting new editions in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit.

[01/27/14 - 06:42 AM]
TV One to Air "HelloBeautiful Interludes Live!" with Toni Braxton & Babyface on Saturday, February 8 at 10PM ET
The performance was filmed in front of a live audience at New York City's Highline Ballroom.

[01/27/14 - 06:19 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights Production for Three New Original Unscripted Series: "Ace the Game," "Hotel Amazon" (WT) and "Spy World"
"Spy World" is an eight episode one-hour series which reconstructs the famous and the forgotten spy stories from World War II and Cold War Moscow to the back streets of Beirut, Lebanon and the glitzy clubs of New York City.

[01/27/14 - 06:11 AM]
Electus & CollegeHumor Media Team Up to Form Electus Digital
Big Breakfast will focus on the development of feature length films, television programming and new media projects for Electus Digital, as well as continue to lead production of original videos for CollegeHumor.com.

[01/27/14 - 05:31 AM]
Starz on Pointe Expands Original Programming Slate; Network Greenlights New Original Ballet Drama Series "Flesh and Bone" From Emmy(R) Award-Winning Writer Moira Walley-Beckett
"Flesh and Bone" follows a young ballet dancer, Claire, who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.

[01/27/14 - 05:00 AM]
Rosie O'Donnell Returns to "The View," February 7
The appearance marks the first time O'Donnell will return to the talk show since moderating Season 10 (2006-2007).

[01/26/14 - 12:04 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with UFC Coverage
CBS however is the most-watched network with its mostly repeat lineup.

[01/26/14 - 09:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Both Metered-Market Households and 18-49 Rating in the Local People Meters
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 25.

[01/25/14 - 11:06 AM]
January 20 Telecast of "The Blacklist" Sets a New All-Time Record for Biggest "Live Plus Three-Day" Increase on Broadcast or Cable Television
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, January 20.

[01/25/14 - 09:04 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since December 6 and Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since That Same Date
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 24.

[01/25/14 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Powers Another Demo Victory for ABC
Plus: FOX's lineup - "Bones," "Enlisted" and "Raising Hope" - posts double-digit gains from last week.

[01/25/14 - 08:38 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Hits Series Highs and "20/20" Draws Its Biggest Audience in 4 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 24.

[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 24
Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.

[01/24/14 - 12:06 PM]
MTV to Air "Mancation Weekend" Marathon Beginning Tonight, January 24 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for two all new episodes of "Ridiculousness" this Sunday, January 26 at 12:00 P.M. ET/PT.

[01/24/14 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Two New Comedy Series "Married" and "You're the Worst"
FX has ordered 10 episodes of each series, which are slated to debut in July.

[01/24/14 - 11:53 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Outperform Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 13-17
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 13-17.

[01/24/14 - 11:26 AM]
Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Sharon Stone To Star in TNT's Action-Drama Pilot "Agent X" (working title)
Stone stars as America's first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee, a woman with brains, beauty, and a cool composure that belies a restless mind.

[01/24/14 - 10:59 AM]
"Game of Thrones Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing" Debuts Sunday, Feb. 9, Exclusively on HBO
The 15-minute special will air just before the debut of a new episode of "True Detective."

[01/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Madonna Set to Perform on "The 56th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS
Plus: Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and current Grammy(R) nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present.

[01/24/14 - 09:41 AM]
USA Network Picks-Up Half Hour Original Comedy Series "Benched"
Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings") and Jay Harrington ("Better Off Ted") star in the project, the first series out of ABC Signature, the boutique division of ABC Studios.

[01/24/14 - 09:27 AM]
New Premiere Date - Lifetime's "The Trip to Bountiful" Premieres March 8 at 8PM
The original movie was previous slated to premiere on Saturday, February 22.

[01/24/14 - 09:10 AM]
Giuliana Rancic Hosts All-New E! Interview Series "Beyond Candid with Giuliana"
Demi Lovato, Melissa Joan Hart and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are among the inaugural participants.

[01/24/14 - 09:04 AM]
Constance Marie of "Switched at Birth" and Guest Star Garrett Clayton of "The Fosters" to Chat Live Via Twitter During the East Coast Feeds of Their Series, Monday, January 27 on ABC Family
They'll be up on @GoConstance and @garrettclayton1, respectively, during said telecasts.







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[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett Star in "Big Driver" - Original Movie Based on Short Story by Stephen King - Premieres October 18 on Lifetime(R)
The film tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime.

[08/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
Go Under the Covers with Discovery Fit & Health for Sextember, A Month-Long Exploration of Sex in America
Every weeknight at 10:00/9:00c beginning September 1, the network will encore provocative programming from Discovery's complete library of content.

[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars.

[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" - Marcus Robinson's Poignant Film Chronicles 8 Years of Construction; Premieres Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. on History
The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.

[08/21/14 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Announces More Leading Characters for "Tut" Event Series
Nonso Anozie, Sibylla Deen, Kylie Bunbury, Alexander Siddig, Peter Gadiot and Iddo Goldberg are among the latest to join the project.

[08/21/14 - 09:02 AM]
TNT Lands Rights to Lionsgate's Hunger Games and Divergent Franchises
The Hunger Games is slated to air on TNT for the first time in winter 2015, and the network will add the second installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in winter 2016.

[08/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
Star Lineup Set for the MDA Show of Strength Telethon This Labor Day Weekend
Aloe Blacc, Alyssa Milano, Brad Paisley, Bret Michaels, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes and Rascal Flatts are among those slated to appear.

[08/21/14 - 08:59 AM]
"A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY," A Film by Liz Garbus and Steve Buscemi, Explores the Demanding Lives of New York City Firefighters When It Debuts Sept. 8, Exclusively on HBO
Featuring first-hand accounts of veteran firefighters and former FDNY member Buscemi, the film reveals what it feels like to fight, and know, fire in New York.

[08/21/14 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[08/21/14 - 08:25 AM]
"Motive" Builds to 6-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 08:00 AM]
CMT Celebrates the End of Summer with Five Days of Special Programming Beginning Thursday, August 28
Highlights include the network premiere of "Fear Factor" on Monday, September 1.

[08/21/14 - 07:04 AM]
FXX's 12-Day Marathon of "The Simpsons" Kicks off Today, August 21 at 10 AM ET/PT
Said run will conclude September 1 at 12 AM ET/PT, making it the longest-running marathon in television history.

[08/21/14 - 07:01 AM]
"CBS Fall Preview," A Special Presenting a "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, Will Be Broadcast Monday, Sept. 1
Jim Nantz hosts the annual offering, which highlights the network's five new fall series.

[08/21/14 - 06:45 AM]
Discovery Channel Tells the Story of 9/11 Elite Rescue Squad
Narrated by Al-Jazeera America's Tony Harris, "9/11 E-Men Heroes" airs on Discovery Channel on Thursday, September 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:02 AM]
ABC's Reinvention of "The View" Includes a New Show Logo, State-of-the-Art Set and Studio
As part of the reinvention, "The View" has taken up residence in the ABC Broadcast Center.