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[02/10/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 10
Updates include: Nick Zano to get "One Big Happy" at NBC; Tom Cavanagh cast in The CW's "The Flash"; and Kevin Alejandro lands role on ABC's "Clementine."

[02/10/14 - 06:01 PM]
"Mob City" Latest to Get Whacked by TNT
The cable channel has now canceled all three of its new scripted series from last year.

[02/10/14 - 03:29 PM]
New CBS Summer Series "Extant" Starring Academy Award Winner Halle Berry Begins Production Today, Feb. 10
Allen Coulter is directing the first episode on the project, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.

[02/10/14 - 02:43 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Opening Ceremony for Winter Games Dominates for NBC
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," Cinemax's "Banshee" and TNT's "APB with Troy Dunn."

[02/10/14 - 02:05 PM]
"The Blacklist" Now Holds the Top 6 Increases Ever Going from Live + Same Day to Live + 7 in Total Viewers in U.S. TV history
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, January 20.

[02/10/14 - 01:23 PM]
Renowned Artist Mickalene Thomas Pays Moving Tribute to Her Mother in "Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman," Debuting Feb. 24 on HBO
In her film directing debut, Thomas paints a poignant portrait of her mother and artistic muse, presenting a tender look back at a lifetime's worth of hopes, regrets and redemption.

[02/10/14 - 01:16 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "CSI" Deliver Best-Ever Live +7-Day Viewer Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 22.

[02/10/14 - 01:02 PM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Set to Reveal the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover, Thursday February 13 at 11:35 PM ET
To celebrate the golden anniversary of the swimsuit franchise, this year will be the first time the Swimsuit cover is revealed on the late night talk show.

[02/10/14 - 12:53 PM]
ESPN3 to Carry Live Coverage of NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports(R) Basketball Game during NBA All-Star Weekend
The game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world playing alongside NBA and WNBA stars and legends.

[02/10/14 - 12:49 PM]
OWN Announces First Original Scripted Film Acquiring Rights to Darlene Love Memoir
The scripted project will be executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Neville, with Love to serve as executive producer.

[02/10/14 - 12:40 PM]
Destination America Takes Log Cabins to the Extreme with the U.S. Premiere of "Timber Kings"
Look for the newcomer to launch on Saturday, March 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[02/10/14 - 12:08 PM]
More Than 100 Million Americans Have Already Watched the Sochi Olympics on the Networks of NBCUniversal
NBC further spins the numbers for its Olympics coverage to date.

[02/10/14 - 11:58 AM]
HGTV to Premiere Two New Real Estate Series in March
Said offerings include "Flip It to Win It" (due on Tuesday, March 4) and "New House, New Life" (premiering Thursday, March 6).

[02/10/14 - 11:57 AM]
USA Network to Premiere Academy Award(R)-Winning Film "In the Heat of the Night" with Special Introduction by Film, Television and Music Icon Quincy Jones
The film, which was groundbreaking in its powerful portrayal of racism in America and played a role in advancing the civil rights movement, won five Oscars including Best Picture.

[02/10/14 - 11:57 AM]
AMC's "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 9.

[02/10/14 - 11:38 AM]
Hub Network Is Bringing Spooky Back with the Mid-Season Return of "Spooksville," March 8
In addition, episodes of "Goosebumps" and "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" will air during the day to fill out Saturday's spook-a-licious schedule.

[02/10/14 - 11:31 AM]
NBC Entertainment Digital Announces "Chicago Fire," "Parenthood," "Grimm," and "Parks and Recreation" Original Digital Series in February
Highlights include Jesse Plemons and Derek Phillips reprising their "Friday Night Lights" roles in a "Parenthood" crossover.

[02/10/14 - 11:18 AM]
"Ben 10 Omniverse, Galactive Monsters" Premieres Feb 15 on Cartoon Network
Halloween is coming early to Bellwood, and to beat scary new villains like zombie clowns and evil vampires, Ben will have to take some monster alien forms of his own.

[02/10/14 - 11:10 AM]
"The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" to Cover the Olympics and Air Taped Field Pieces From Russia and Sochi 2014
Both shows will provide continuing coverage with the taped segments to air throughout the weeks of February 10 and 17 at 11:00 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

[02/10/14 - 11:08 AM]
A&E Network Orders 18 More Episodes of Hit Series "Wahlburgers"
Since its premiere on January 22, "Wahlburgers" has seen audience growth week after week, averaging 3.5 million total viewers in its first season to date.

[02/10/14 - 11:01 AM]
Eleven Top 25 Teams to be Showcased in ESPN's Play 4Kay Coverage
The new Play 4Kay format will showcase two regionalized games within each of two ESPN2 telecast windows on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

[02/10/14 - 10:49 AM]
"Leno and Fallon: An E! News Special" Airs Tonight at 8:30PM ET/PT on E!
The special will feature never-before-seen portions of the revealing interview first featured on NBC's "Today," in which host Matt Lauer sits down with late night legend.

[02/10/14 - 10:41 AM]
2014 Showtime Spring Programming Overview
Highlights include the return of "Nurse Jackie" and "Californicaton" on Sunday, April 13.

[02/10/14 - 10:25 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer, Emerging as TV's #1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of January 20-26.

[02/10/14 - 10:04 AM]
TBS's "The Pete Holmes Show" Highlights Pete Holmes' Favorite Moments
Sister network TNT will present the half-hour special on Saturday, February 15, following its NBA All-Star Saturday coverage.

[02/10/14 - 09:29 AM]
"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute" Delivers an Impressive 13.95 Million Viewers Opposite Skiers, Skaters, Dowagers and Zombies
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 9.

[02/10/14 - 09:03 AM]
Anthony Anderson to Host "The 45th NAACP Image Awards"
Plus: Lupita Nyong'o, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer, Archie Panjabi, Dennis Haysbert, Rickey Smiley, Nicole Beharie, and Lou Gossett Jr. are among the presenters.

[02/10/14 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Corporation and Hulu Plus Expand Licensing Deal for Library Content on Hulu Plus
New additions include "Undercover Boss," "United States of Tara," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Ghost Whisperer."

[02/10/14 - 08:53 AM]
TNT to Prelude Feb. 24 Season 3 Premiere of "Dallas" With 25-Hour Marathon of Seasons 1 & 2
The marathon will also feature a social media component, with various fan and character tweets featured throughout each episode.

[02/10/14 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Winter Games Coast to Victory for NBC
CBS then takes the number two spot with "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute."

[02/10/14 - 08:24 AM]
Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis to Host the Broadcast Premiere of "48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City" Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 9:00 PM (ET/PT)
The raw, un-narrated film goes behind the scenes with three dedicated New Orleans marching band directors.

[02/10/14 - 08:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Announces Guest Lineup for Premiere Week, February 17-21
Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, Justin Timberlake, First Lady Michelle Obama and more during its inaugural week.

[02/09/14 - 12:40 PM]
25.1 Million Viewers for NBC's Primetime Olympic Telecast - Up 8% from Last European Winter Games in Torino in '06
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 8.

[02/09/14 - 08:45 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates with First Saturday of Olympic Competition
Over 25 million viewers on average tune into the Peacock's primetime coverage.

[02/08/14 - 02:58 PM]
Ben McKenzie Cast in the Lead Role of Detective James Gordon in FOX and Warner Bros. Television's "Gotham"
The project, which has a series commitment at the network, comes from writer Bruno Heller and director Danny Cannon.

[02/08/14 - 11:44 AM]
NBC Posts Most-Watched Non-Live Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Two Decades with Last Night's Telecast from Sochi
NBC further spins the numbers for Friday, February 7.

[02/08/14 - 11:09 AM]
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Completes Its Run with a Record 6.6 Million Viewers
NBC further spins the late-night numbers for Friday, February 7.

[02/08/14 - 10:15 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates with Coverage of the Opening Ceremonies
The Olympics more than doubles the viewership of its combined broadcast competition.

[02/08/14 - 08:26 AM]
ABC Is Up from 4 Years Ago Against the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 7.

[02/08/14 - 07:21 AM]
Jimmy Fallon's Final Telecast Hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Sets a Series Record in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 7.

[02/07/14 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 7
Updates include: Rob Riggle joins Rob Lowe in NBC's "The Pro"; Eloise Mumford is the first to board "Warriors" at ABC; and CBS adds one more pilot to its comedy roster.

[02/07/14 - 04:00 PM]
Simon Cowell to Depart U.S. Version of "The X Factor"
"Unfortunately, there is no 'X Factor USA' without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life," said Kevin Reilly.

[02/07/14 - 03:47 PM]
Hiatus for "Archer," "Chozen" & "Justified"
All three series will take breaks due to the Winter Olympic Games.

[02/07/14 - 02:51 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Winter Games Hold Off "Big Bang," "Idol"
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Toned Up," CMT's "Party Down South" and TBS's "King of the Nerds."

[02/07/14 - 02:22 PM]
Max Adler of "Switched at Birth" and Teri Polo of "The Fosters" to Tweet Live with Fans During the East Coast Feeds of Their Series Airing Monday February 10th on ABC Family
They'll be up on @Mr_Max_Adler and @TheFostersABCF during their respective telecasts.

[02/07/14 - 01:30 PM]
Lisa Kerney to Join ESPN as Studio Anchor
Prior to joining ESPN, Kerney had been at WCBS-TV in New York, serving as sports anchor for CBS 2 News This Morning since January 2012.

[02/07/14 - 01:20 PM]
TNT Extends Second Season of Real-Life Crime Series "Cold Justice" with Additional Six Episodes
The additional six episodes will air this summer on TNT.

[02/07/14 - 01:20 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces "#EndWinterNow" Week February 10-14, 2014
For those in the same state of mind, the hosts will give winter-weary viewers a break with "#EndWinterNow" week, a series of daily summer-themed segments.

[02/07/14 - 01:03 PM]
Lifetime Captures the Chilling True Story of "The Happy Face Killer," Starring David Arquette and Gloria Reuben
The film - premiering Saturday, March 1 at 8:00/7:00c - comes from director Rick Bota and writer Richard Christian Matheson.

[02/07/14 - 12:55 PM]
AMC Orders Unscripted Series Focused on the Inaugural Season of the LA KISS Arena Football League Team
The show will also feature owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with long-time manager, Doc McGhee.







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