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[02/26/14 - 11:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 26
Update include: Taraji P. Henson boards FOX's "Empire"; Michael Rosenbaum heads to "Mission Control" at NBC; and John Rhys-Davies is the latest cast in FOX's "Hieroglyph."

[02/26/14 - 05:41 PM]
"The Arsenio Hall Show" Renewed for Season 2
Tribune Broadcasting, a partner in production of the syndicated, late-night talk show, will continue to be the anchor station group, airing the show on 17 stations.

[02/26/14 - 03:25 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "NCIS" Tops Viewers, "The Voice" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Game of Arms," Discovery's "Clash of the Ozarks" and Spike TV's "Ink Master."

[02/26/14 - 02:17 PM]
BET Networks' Original Drama Series "Being Mary Jane" Starring Gabrielle Union Delivers an Explosive Season Finale Night Captivating More Than 5.8 Million Viewers
Plus: the cable net has decided to renew the series for a second season with new episodes starring award winning actress Gabrielle Union.

[02/26/14 - 12:35 PM]
TVGN and Shazam to Offer Immersive Second Screen Experience for Viewers of "TVGN Live With Entertainment Tonight at the Oscars(R)" Television Premiere
Additionally, Nancy O'Dell and Rob Marciano, as well as "ET" special correspondents, will provide real-time Shazam updates during the TVGN broadcast to give viewers at home a report on fans' favorite red carpet moments.

[02/26/14 - 12:03 PM]
MTV and MLB Announce Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias Will Host New Series "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" on MTV2 in April
The series launches a multi-year, cross-platform programming partnership between MLB and MTV that will bring fans inside the intersection of pop culture and baseball.

[02/26/14 - 12:01 PM]
Sneak Preview of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" to Screen at First-Ever White House Student Film Festival Friday, February 28
More than 100 students, teachers and parents will attend the film festival and preview the first episode, which will be introduced by writer, executive producer and director Ann Druyan.

[02/26/14 - 11:45 AM]
"Bar Rescue" Is Back in Business! All New Episodes Return Sunday, March 9th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
This time around, "Bar Rescue" rehabilitates a selection of bars across US cities including: Omaha, NE, Los Angeles, CA, Kansas City, MO, and Dallas, TX.

[02/26/14 - 10:13 AM]
El Rey Network and Celestial Pictures Partner on Multi-Year Licensing Deal for Quintessential Martial Arts Titles
All films come with English dubbed tracks and English subtitles and will be featured throughout the schedule and during the network's monthly Saturday kung-fu marathon.

[02/26/14 - 10:12 AM]
El Rey Network and Heineken USA Brew Up Exclusive Beer Integration in 2014
The customizable campaign will be supported across all of El Rey Network's television, digital and social media channels.

[02/26/14 - 10:11 AM]
Syfy's "Face Off" Travels to Tokyo, Japan for an Anime Inspired Challenge on Next Week's All-New Episode, Tuesday, March 4 at 9 PM ET/PT
Academy-Award nominated makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji and renowned anime artist and sci-fi illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin make guest appearances in the installment.

[02/26/14 - 10:11 AM]
El Rey Network Celebrates Autuers and Their Passion for Filmmaking with Debut of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair"
The series will provide a forum for two directors to go one on one, offering viewers access inside the minds of some of Hollywood's most celebrated and iconic filmmakers.

[02/26/14 - 10:10 AM]
El Rey Network Goes Undercover in July with Premiere of Kurtzman/Orci Original, "Matador"
El Rey Network and founder Robert Rodriguez also confirmed that he will direct the first episode of the series which will make its primetime debut just following the World Cup competition.

[02/26/14 - 10:05 AM]
The CW Sets Season Finale Dates and Kicks Off Summer with Four-Hour Event Series "Labyrinth"
Newcomer "The 100" will continue into the summer, with its season finale on Wednesday, June 11.

[02/26/14 - 10:04 AM]
OneRepublic and Dierks Bentley Take the Stage for an All-New Episode of "CMT Crossroads" Premiering Friday, March 21
The one-hour special will feature unique mashups from the two artists on OneRepublic hits like "Counting Stars" and "Good Life" and Bentley favorites like "Up On The Ridge" and "I Hold On."

[02/26/14 - 10:03 AM]
MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" Airing Thursday, February 27 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT Gives the First Look Inside the Network's Newest Cooking Competition Series "Snack-Off"
In the "Fantasy Factory" episode Rob prepares Big Black to go head-to-head in a fierce cooking challenge on "Snack-Off" against musical icon John Legend and "Girl Code" star Melanie Iglesias.

[02/26/14 - 10:00 AM]
Comedians Key and Peele Join the Cast of FX's "Fargo"
They will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key), who, after a violent run-in with Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), become obsessed with finding him again.

[02/26/14 - 09:41 AM]
Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos Share Food, with Some Good Times, and a Little Bit of "Extra Virgin"
Join Debi and Gabriele through 13 episodes beginning Wednesday, April 2 at 8:00/7:00c as they share their home life with viewers.

[02/26/14 - 09:38 AM]
HBO to Keep "Looking" for a Second Season
The news comes on the heels of a series high audience - 519,000 viewers - this past Sunday at 10:30/9:30c.

[02/26/14 - 09:19 AM]
Charlie Sheen Narrates National Geographic Channel's Powerful Vietnam War Special: "Brothers in War"
The two-hour special premieres Wednesday, March 26 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[02/26/14 - 09:19 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 guest stars Samantha Logan and Cassie Scerbo to be up on Twitter during their respective telecasts.

[02/26/14 - 09:19 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the Week's #1 Syndie Talker in Households
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of February 10-14.

[02/26/14 - 09:02 AM]
"The Voice" Scores NBC's Highest 18-49 Rating in the Tuesday 8-9 p.m. Hour, Excluding Olympics, Since October 1
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 25.

[02/26/14 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demo Race
Plus: FOX's "Glee," "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" are the only series up from their previous originals.

[02/26/14 - 08:19 AM]
BBC America Releases First of Eight Daily Sneak Peek Clips on Instagram
As previously announced, the show's second season premieres Saturday, April 19 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/26/14 - 08:19 AM]
"Mind Games" Opens with a 5-Month Time-Slot High and a 22% Improvement from ABC's Most Recent Debut in the Hour
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 25.

[02/26/14 - 08:08 AM]
"The Writers' Room," Hosted by Academy Award(R)-Winning Screenwriter Jim Rash, Returns Monday, April 14 at 10PM ET/PT on Sundance TV
"Scandal," "House of Cards," "The Good Wife," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Pretty Little Liars" are among this season's installments.

[02/26/14 - 08:04 AM]
HGTV's Delivers Strong Sunday Night During Olympics
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, February 23.

[02/26/14 - 08:01 AM]
NBC Sports Group and Churchill Downs Reach Landmark 10-Year Kentucky Derby Extension
The 10-year renewal extends the partnership which began in 2001 and includes multiplatform rights to the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Derby and Oaks day programming.

[02/26/14 - 07:34 AM]
A+E Networks Unveils FYI's First Programming Slate and July 7 Launch Date
The network's programming embraces the way a new generation experiences their lives today, not defined by one passion or interest.

[02/26/14 - 07:32 AM]
All-New Season of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Premieres April 3 at 9/8c on TLC
Through eight hour-long episodes, viewers will go inside this little-known community to follow along as these Gypsies try to put a modern twist on age-old traditions.

[02/26/14 - 07:17 AM]
Strong Numbers Continue for Fallon and Meyers, Top Tuesday "Late Night" in Five Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Tuesday, February 25.

[02/26/14 - 06:31 AM]
Ovation's Hit Original Series "The Art of" Kicks Off a Third Season on March 2
Topics explored this season include Brewing, Winemaking, Home Design, Comics, 3D Design, Photography and more.

[02/26/14 - 06:30 AM]
BBC America's "Ripper Street" to Return for Third Season
The series will continue to be co-produced by BBC America and in a new landmark deal, Amazon has acquired UK subscription streaming rights.

[02/26/14 - 06:17 AM]
ESPN Is No. 1 in Perceived Value among Cable Networks for 14th Consecutive Year
Plus: ESPN2 ranked second in average perceived value for the ninth consecutive year.

[02/26/14 - 06:00 AM]
NBC to Televise Clear Channel's First Ever iHeartRadio Music Awards Live May 1
The three-hour event will showcase this year's biggest artists and songs and feature live performances, never-before-done duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations.

[02/25/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 25
Updates include: Matthew Perry's "The Odd Couple" gets pilot order at CBS; Viola Davis to lead "How to Get Away with Murder" at ABC; and Ashley Judd set for "Salvation" at NBC.

[02/25/14 - 04:40 PM]
NBC Books Summer Dates for "America's Got Talent," "American Ninja Warrior" and "Hollywood Game Night"
Among the Peacock's plans: "Got Talent" will bow its ninth edition on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/25/14 - 04:18 PM]
NBC to Rebroadcast Pilots to "About a Boy," "Growing Up Fisher" Tonight in Lieu of Originals
Both installments premiered this past weekend following the Peacock's Olympics coverage.

[02/25/14 - 02:49 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Returns on Top in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for History's "Cryptid: The Swamp Beast," Investigation Discovery's "The Injustice Files" and FX's "Chozen."

[02/25/14 - 02:02 PM]
OWN Delivers Most-Watched Month in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/25/14 - 01:41 PM]
In Anticipation of Oscar(R) Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel to Guest on Each Other's Talk Shows on Wednesday, February 26
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) and televised live on ABC.

[02/25/14 - 01:26 PM]
Over 2 Million Viewers Tune to "The BET Honors" 2014 to See What Extraordinary Looks Like
BET spins the numbers for Monday, February 24.

[02/25/14 - 01:19 PM]
Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic Host E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Academy Awards(R)" March 2 from 2:30p PT/5:30p ET - 5:30p PT/8:30p ET
Plus: look for a super-sized 90-minute "Fashion Police" on Monday, March 3 at 9:30/8:30c.

[02/25/14 - 01:14 PM]
"Being Human's" 4th Season to Culminate in a Spectacular Series Finale on Syfy, Monday, April 7th
Plus: view a special message from the cast to the show's dedicated fans.

[02/25/14 - 01:07 PM]
NBC's Sochi Olympics Coverage Dominates the Primetime Week of Feb. 17-23 in All Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 17-23.

[02/25/14 - 12:55 PM]
Crackle Now Available on Playstation Vita
PS Vita system owners can now watch Crackle's curated collection of Hollywood movies, television and original series, including genres like action, comedy, crime, horror and sci-fi.

[02/25/14 - 12:51 PM]
Penguins-Blackhawks NHL Stadium Series Game Is First-Ever NHL Regular-Season Game Scheduled for Primetime on NBC
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews headline a group of five players in Saturday night's game that won gold medals as members of Team Canada in Sochi on Sunday.

[02/25/14 - 12:48 PM]
TBS Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-49 for the Month of February
Turner spins the numbers for the month of February to date.

[02/25/14 - 12:41 PM]
FOX Races Past the Competition to Rank No. 1 for the Week Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens with Entertainment Programming and No. 2 Behind the Winter Olympics Coverage
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 17-23.







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[01/29/15 - 04:13 PM]
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[01/29/15 - 04:07 PM]
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[01/29/15 - 03:45 PM]
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[01/29/15 - 01:20 PM]
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[01/29/15 - 11:34 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 11:23 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:35 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:15 AM]
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