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[02/13/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 13
Updates include: Dwayne Johnson-led comedy "Ballers" gets series order at HBO; Romany Malco to "Keep It Together" for ABC; and Matt Barr boards "Identity" at The CW.

[02/13/14 - 09:09 PM]
Top Semi-Finalists Announced on "American Idol XIII"
Look for episodes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00/7:00c all next week.

[02/13/14 - 03:05 PM]
Fox Networks Group Announces First-Ever Simultaneous Cross-Network Global Premiere Event for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on Sunday, March 9
FOX, National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and FOX Life will all carry said premiere.

[02/13/14 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Sports Airs More Than Two Dozen World-Class Soccer Matches in Next Two Weeks
It all begins this weekend with a pair of exciting encounters in England's FA Cup competition featuring the top four teams in the Barclays Premier League.

[02/13/14 - 01:01 PM]
"SNL" Returns March 1 with Host Jim Parsons and Musical Guest Beck
Parsons will make his hosting debut while Beck returns for his seventh appearance as musical guest.

[02/13/14 - 12:37 PM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympics Hold Off "American Idol"
FOX's mainstay takes a double-digit hit against the Peacock's coverage of the Winter Games.

[02/13/14 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Books Another "Once Upon a Time" Recap Special
"Wicked Is Coming," a one-hour special, premieres Sunday, March 9 at 7:00/6:00c prior to its spring premiere that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/13/14 - 11:31 AM]
The CW Announces Early Pickups for the 2014-2015 Season
"Arrow," "Reign," "The Originals," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural" are all due back.

[02/13/14 - 11:03 AM]
NBC Entertainment Digital Launches "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" New Website and Custom Show App to Connect with Fans on Mobile Devices
Viewers can use the app to submit content for interactive challenges that may be featured on-air, play custom Jimmy themed games and get exclusive messages from Jimmy and the show.

[02/13/14 - 11:02 AM]
Ovation Partners with Red Bull Media House to Present the Red Bull BC One Final
The 10th Anniversary competition, which took place in Seoul, South Korea in November 2013, features 16 of the world's best B-Boys and premieres on Ovation on Saturday, February 22.

[02/13/14 - 10:27 AM]
The Doctor Is In... Adult Swim Revives "Check It Out!"
The doctor is back in as season three of "Check It Out!" explores new topics and "checking it out" so viewers can understand the world around them.

[02/13/14 - 10:25 AM]
Jay Leno Wraps with the Biggest "Tonight Show" Week in Total Viewers Since 1993; Jimmy Fallon Finishes with the Best "Late Night" Week Since 1992
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 3-7.

[02/13/14 - 10:20 AM]
Video: "Doll & Em" Season 1: Tease (HBO)
Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer star in the new comedy series, premiering Wednesday, March 19.

[02/13/14 - 10:15 AM]
For Your Consideration: Bravo Media Launches the First Annual "Real Housewives Awards"
To kick off the festivities, The Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced on March 20 by Andy Cohen during a hosted first look of "The Real Housewives of New York City."

[02/13/14 - 10:00 AM]
It's Going to Be "Legen - Wait for It - Dary" When CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" Welcomes the Cast of "How I Met Your Mother" for a Special Top Ten List, Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotsenburg and More, Feb. 17-21
Other upcoming guests include Pauley Perrette, Kevin Spacey, Donald Trump, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell and Gary Clark, Jr.

[02/13/14 - 09:26 AM]
"The 45th NAACP Image Awards" Announce Additional Presenters
Newly added are Idris Elba, Vin Diesel, Terry Crews, Nia Long, Naomie Harris, Morris Chestnut, Chadwick Boseman, Tyrese Gibson, Ed Asner and Ben Vereen.

[02/13/14 - 09:23 AM]
Lifetime's Critically-Acclaimed Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva" Returns for Final Season with Two-Hour Premiere Event Sunday, March 23
Colin Egglesfield, Virginia Williams and Corbin Bleu guest star in the season opener.

[02/13/14 - 08:48 AM]
Velocity Celebrates 100 Episodes of Its Signature Series "Chasing Classic Cars," Hosted by Wayne Carini
Season six of the series continues every Tuesday night at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[02/13/14 - 08:22 AM]
"Party Down South" Is CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever
CMT spins the numbers for the series to date.

[02/13/14 - 08:20 AM]
BET Networks' Returning Hit Original Series' "The Game" and "Let's Stay Together" Are Back and Ready to Excite Fans on Tuesday, March 4
Both series returns for a new season with 10 episodes each.

[02/13/14 - 08:15 AM]
MTV Celebrates Olympics with New "Retromania: Team USA" Special Next Week
The week-long special comes on the heels of MTV's first-ever "Retromania: Hip Hop Week," as well as recent throwback marathons of some of its most popular past shows.

[02/13/14 - 07:12 AM]
Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick and Judah Friedlander to Cameo in "Sharknado 2: The Second One"
Plus: Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath join the previously cast Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.

[02/13/14 - 07:09 AM]
FOX Sports Supports Proudly Teams Up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Stand Up To Cancer
In December, FOX Sports employees voted to select charities in the categories of Health & Wellness and Education, Human Services & Military.

[02/13/14 - 07:08 AM]
ESPN's 2014 Arena Football League Schedule - More Than 100 Games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPN3, Including ArenaBowl XXVII
11 games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, while more than 90 games will air on ESPN3, ESPN's live multi-screen sports network.

[02/13/14 - 05:31 AM]
Karen O to Perform on the Oscars(R)
"The Moon Song," with music by Karen O and lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze, was written for the film "Her," directed by Jonze.

[02/13/14 - 03:01 AM]
The Force Is with Netflix: Final Season of Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" to Premiere Only on Netflix in U.S. and Canada on March 7th
Accompanying the 13-episode new season will be the entire "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" saga, which includes several director's cut episodes never seen on TV as well as the feature film.

[02/12/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 12
Updates include: Cristin Milioti is the first to board NBC's "A to Z"; FOX gives series order to Will Forte's "Last Man on Earth"; and Jonathan Ryland is NBC's "Lifesaver."

[02/12/14 - 03:45 PM]
Video: Meet Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi in "Star Wars Rebels"
Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., is a less traditional Force-wielder than fans are used to seeing.

[02/12/14 - 02:37 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBC Stays in Front with Winter Games
Plus: numbers for USA's "The Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show," ABC Family's "Twisted" and Comedy Central's "Kroll Show."

[02/12/14 - 02:36 PM]
U2 to Perform "Ordinary Love" on the Oscars(R)
"Ordinary Love," was written by the group for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and is nominated for Original Song.

[02/12/14 - 02:11 PM]
NBC & NBCSN Post Big Gains Throughout Day for Tuesday's Sochi Olympics Coverage
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 11.

[02/12/14 - 12:48 PM]
Adult Swim Blasts Off with Second Season of "Rick and Morty"
"I am excited to make as much 'Rick and Morty' as Adult Swim allows, and I'm relieved to be in a time slot of no strategic value to CBS," said Dan Harmon.

[02/12/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" Announces Guests for Premiere Week, Feb. 24-28
Amy Poehler, Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World will kick things off on Monday, February 24.

[02/12/14 - 11:33 AM]
Discovery Channel Chronicles a Modern Day Clan War in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
The new series "Clash of the Ozarks" premieres Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[02/12/14 - 11:26 AM]
truTV Greenlights New Series: "The Safecrackers"
The series, premiering March 24, will introduce viewers to a pair of Alabama locksmiths who specialize in opening even the toughest of vaults.

[02/12/14 - 10:45 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in Live Twitter Chat with Fans During East Coast Broadcasts Tonight
Look for Samantha Logan and Melissa Peterman to be up on Twitter during their respective telecasts.

[02/12/14 - 10:14 AM]
E! Goes Behind-the-Scenes to Bring Viewers the "Secrets of Fashion Week" Airing Friday, February 14 at 8PM
Alicia Quarles and Zanna Roberts Rassi will host a roundtable discussion along with Kelly Rowland, June Ambrose, Cynthia Rowley and Karolina Kurkova.

[02/12/14 - 10:09 AM]
VH1's "The Fabulous Life" Returns with All New Episodes + More Hollywood Glitz and Glamour
The new season will take an exclusive look at the lux lifestyles of Hollywood royalty including Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Baby North along with Nicki Minaj and power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

[02/12/14 - 10:02 AM]
HBO Confirms Title and Launch Date for John Oliver's New Show: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" to Debut April 27
The show will be produced for HBO by Avalon Television, with John Oliver, Tim Carvell, James Taylor and Jon Thoday serving as executive producers, and Liz Stanton producing.

[02/12/14 - 10:01 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Reveals Talent for the 31st Annual Paleyfest March 13-28, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre
The annual two week event will host more than 200 of the hottest stars and creative talents in media and will feature two reunion events: a 10th anniversary "Lost" reunion and a "Veronica Mars" series reunion.

[02/12/14 - 09:38 AM]
Donal Logue Cast as Detective Harvey Bullock in FOX and Warner Bros. Television's One-Hour Drama Project "Gotham"
He joins the previously cast Ben McKenzie, Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, Sean Pertwee and Robin Lord Taylor.

[02/12/14 - 09:24 AM]
Adam Carolla Seeks Retribution for Cheated Homeowners When "Catch a Contractor" Premieres Sunday, March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on Spike TV
Host and master carpenter Adam Carolla and his team, consisting of no-nonsense, expert contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, private investigator Alison Bedell, are on a mission.

[02/12/14 - 08:52 AM]
TBS Brings More Hidden-Camera Laughs with the Return of the Unscripted Series "Deal With It" on March 19
Guest stars this season include Kelly Osbourne, Nick Cannon and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

[02/12/14 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympics Coast Past Mostly Repeat Competition
Originals from FOX's "Dads," "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" are all down double digits from last week.

[02/12/14 - 08:05 AM]
Darren Haynes to Join ESPN
Prior to joining ESPN, Haynes was sports anchor/reporter for Al Jazeera-America in New York (September-November 2013) where he anchored the evening and morning sportscasts.

[02/12/14 - 08:02 AM]
First Season of "Rev Run's Renovation" Delivers Triple Digit Growth for DIY Network
DIY Network spins the numbers for the season to date.

[02/12/14 - 07:58 AM]
Two-Hour Special "Army Wives: A Final Salute" Premieres Sunday, March 16 to Celebrate Historic Run of Hit Lifetime Drama
The special features interviews with cast members, including Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller and Jeremy Davidson.

[02/12/14 - 07:20 AM]
CNBC's "The Profit" Returns for Season Two on Tuesday, February 25th at 10PM ET/PT
"The Profit" features serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis who saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process.

[02/12/14 - 06:30 AM]
BBC America Appoints Ricky Kelehar Vice President, Unscripted Programming
Kelehar joins from IWC Media where he was Head of Factual Entertainment and US Formats.

[02/12/14 - 06:28 AM]
NBC News' Peacock Productions Secures First UK Commission Out of New London Office
"Is Amanda Knox Guilty?" will be the first TV documentary on the case since the second guilty verdict announced by an Italian judge on January 30.







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[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.