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[03/03/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 3
Updates include: Rob Brown to find "Salvation" for NBC; Bryan Singer signs on to helm "Battle Creek" at CBS; and Stacey McGunnigle tapped as lead on NBC's "Ellen More or Less."

[03/03/14 - 06:00 PM]
Gordon Ramsay Returns with Season 12 of "Hell's Kitchen" and "American Idol XIII" Moves to 9:00 PM Thursday, March 13, on FOX
Plus: "Rake" moves to Fridays at 8:00/7:00c beginning March 14.

[03/03/14 - 05:26 PM]
The Walt Disney Company and DISH Network Sign Groundbreaking Long-Term, Wide-Ranging Agreement
The agreement grants DISH rights to stream cleared linear and video-on-demand content from the ABC-owned broadcast stations, ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2, as part of an Internet delivered, IP-based multichannel offering.

[03/03/14 - 02:44 PM]
Saturday, March 8 Is Going to Be "Amazing!" CBS to Rebroadcast the First Two Episodes of This Season's "The Amazing Race"
The episodes were originally broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 23 (premiere) and Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 02:40 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Pull Back in Front in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Game of Stones," Spike TV's "Bellator MMA Live" and A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight."

[03/03/14 - 02:18 PM]
Stellar Award-Winning, Vocal Powerhouse Kierra Sheard Is New Judge of "Sunday Best" Season 7
The well-established gospel show welcomes back music legend Kirk Franklin as host and boasts the return of judges Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams as well as contestant mentor Kim Burrell, who will also judge the auditions.

[03/03/14 - 02:15 PM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Names Jordan Klepper the Newest Correspondent of the Best F---ing News Team Ever!
Klepper's first appearance on the show, reporting "live" from Ukraine, is scheduled to air tonight, March 3 at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/03/14 - 02:06 PM]
Penguins-Blackhawks NHL Stadium Series Matchup Is Most-Watched NHL Regular-Season Game on Record, Excluding Winter Classics
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, March 1.

[03/03/14 - 01:35 PM]
Time-Shifted Viewing Lifts TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" to 5.4 Million Viewers in Live + 3
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25.

[03/03/14 - 12:54 PM]
CBS's Hit Summer Series "Under the Dome" Begins Production on Season Two Today in Wilmington, N.C.
As previously announced, the second season premieres Monday, June 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/03/14 - 12:06 PM]
Season Two of "The Americans" Off to a Very Good Start
FX spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 26.

[03/03/14 - 11:57 AM]
All-New Season of Emmy Award-Winning Series "Super Soul Sunday" Premieres Sunday, March 23 at 11 A.M. ET/PT on OWN
Immediately following is the premiere of the 10-part series, "Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth."

[03/03/14 - 11:47 AM]
Food Network Ups the Ante in New Series "Kitchen Casino" Hosted by Bill Rancic
Each episode features a panel of rotating judges including Michael Chernow, Madison Cowan, Danyelle Freedman, Gavin Kaysen, Aliya Leekong and Kristin Sollenne.

[03/03/14 - 11:40 AM]
Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Whoopi Goldberg Stars in the Lifetime Original Movie "A Day Late and a Dollar Short"
Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, the film "is the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs."

[03/03/14 - 11:28 AM]
VH1 to Follow Gerardo Mejia, A.K.A. "Rico Suave" and Family for New Comedic Docu-Series "Suave Says" (Working Title)
The series, from Blank Paige Productions, has been greenlit for 10 half hour episodes and will premiere later this year.

[03/03/14 - 11:12 AM]
MLB on FOX Ushers in New Era - Buck, Reynolds & Verducci Tabbed as Lead Game Broadcast Team
This season, MLB on FOX welcomes in a new era as the national Saturday home of the nation's pastime with exciting new voices, a Los Angeles-based pregame show and a new nightly highlights program on FOX Sports 1.

[03/03/14 - 11:04 AM]
USA Gymnastics, NBC Sports Group & Universal Sports Network Extend Partnership Through 2016
NBC Sports Group will continue to cover USA Gymnastics' two annual premier events, the AT&T American Cup and P&G Championships.

[03/03/14 - 10:41 AM]
ABC's "The Oscars" Is Up for the 3rd Year to a 10-Year High and "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" Surges to Its Best-Ever Numbers
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 09:38 AM]
Premier League Enjoys Its Most-Watched Month in U.S. History in February on Networks of NBCUniversal
The 17 Premier League matches on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network averaged 609,000 viewers.

[03/03/14 - 09:37 AM]
Don't Touch That Remote! Bravo's TV Obsessed, Voyeuristic Series "The People's Couch" Returns on Monday, March 10 at 11:30PM ET/PT
This half-hour comedic documentary series turns the cameras around as everyday people at home watch and comment on the buzziest shows from the past week.

[03/03/14 - 09:12 AM]
A&E Network Begins Production on New Original Series "Big Smo" (Working Title)
The series will follow larger-than-life country 'hick-hop' artist, Big Smo, as he takes his unique style of music to new heights with the support of lifelong friends, loyal fans and most importantly, his beloved family.

[03/03/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Sports Group Adds Live Coverage of Atlantic 10 Men's Championship First Round Games
NBCSN will present first-round Games 2 and 3, and select NBC Sports Regional Networks will televise coverage of Games 1 and 4.

[03/03/14 - 08:39 AM]
Versus Oscar Sunday Last Year, NBC Is Up 25% in Adults 18-49 and 34% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Preliminaries Have Over 40 Million Viewers Tuning Into Oscars
Said broadcast however is even with a year ago among adults 18-49.

[03/03/14 - 07:11 AM]
The 2014 Academy Awards Telecast Is Up 7% from Last Year in the Overnight Metered Markets and Tracking as the Highest Rating Since 2005
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 2.

[03/03/14 - 07:03 AM]
MTV and Post Hill Press Announce Scheduled Release of Tell-All Memoir "Pride Over Pity" by Kailyn Lowry of "Teen Mom 2"
"Teen Mom 2," currently on-air and in its fifth season, airs Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c on MTV.

[03/03/14 - 06:52 AM]
Michelle Beadle Returns to ESPN Today as Host of "SportsNation"
Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley will continue to offer their opinions and different viewpoints on the weekday afternoon show based in Los Angeles.

[03/02/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Weekend of March 1-2
Updates include: Rich Sommer set for "Good Session" at CBS; Billy Brown, Katie Findlay added to ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder"; and Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell board CBS's "Red Zone."

[03/02/14 - 01:30 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, ABC Split Demos; CBS Tops Viewers
The Peacock offered up NHL coverage while the Alphabet served up the feature "The Social Network."

[03/02/14 - 08:41 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 late-night numbers for Saturday, March 1.

[03/02/14 - 07:38 AM]
"NHL Stadium Series" Between Penguins & Blackhawks Scores Best Overnight Rating Ever on NBC for Non-Winter Classic Regular-Season Game
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, March 1.

[03/01/14 - 06:11 PM]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to Guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
On Monday evening, Jimmy Kimmel will welcome Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

[03/01/14 - 11:38 AM]
Week 2 of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and Week 1 of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" Generate Strong Viewership
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 24-28.

[03/01/14 - 09:03 AM]
"Hannibal" Tops Last Season's Finale by 0.3 of a Point, Beats or Matches Last Nine Telecasts from Last Season
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 28.

[03/01/14 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates Friday/"Shark Tank" Marks 2nd-Most-Watched-Ever Telecast and "20/20" Earns 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 28.

[03/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Reclaims Top Demo Spot with "Shark Tank"
Both "Shark Tank" and "20/20" post 20% or more gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[03/01/14 - 07:46 AM]
"Tonight" Grows Night to Night; "Late Night" Matches Its Top Rating Since Monday
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Friday, February 28.

[02/28/14 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 28
Updates include: Dylan McDermott to lead Kevin Williamson's drama pilot at CBS; Max Brown to topline FOX's "Hieroglyph"; and Dean Winters among the latest bound for CBS's "Battle Creek."

[02/28/14 - 04:45 PM]
VH1 Cancels "Single Ladies," "Stevie TV"
The former's de facto swan song is set for Monday, March 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/28/14 - 03:50 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Claims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Mob Wives: The Reunion," WE tv's "Mary Mary" and History's "Vikings."

[02/28/14 - 03:15 PM]
Comedy Central Live Reschedules "Broad City Live" Tour to November Due to "Broad City's" Second Season Renewal
Originally scheduled to kick off next month, the "Broad City Live" tour, produced by AEG Live, will now commence on November 4 in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair and travel nationally to 18 cities.

[02/28/14 - 12:30 PM]
WE tv's "Mary Mary" Season Three Premiere Delivers Nearly One Million Total Viewers, Up +62% Over the Season Two Debut
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, February 27.

[02/28/14 - 12:05 PM]
History's "Vikings" Strikes Back in Season Two Premiere with 3.6 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Thursday, February 27.

[02/28/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" Makes Huge Presence at SXSW
The "Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers" convergence panel is set for Saturday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Ballroom 18ABCD of the Austin Convention Center.

[02/28/14 - 11:41 AM]
Marlee Matlin of "Switched at Birth" and Jake T. Austin from "The Fosters" to Tweet Live with Fans During the East Coast Broadcasts of the ABC Family Series on Monday, March 3
They'll be up on @MarleeMatlin and @JakeTAustin during said telecasts.

[02/28/14 - 10:39 AM]
Wingsuit Jumper Joby Ogwyn Soars High Above Californian Desert in Preparation for Mt. Everest Summit Jump
In May, Discovery will broadcast the epic live event, titled "Everest Jump Live," in 224 countries and territories.

[02/28/14 - 10:35 AM]
GSN Honors Legendary Game Show Host Jim Lange with Marathon Tribute of Lange's Most Memorable Episodes, Airing Wednesday March 5th, from 8 AM - 12 Noon ET
Jim Lange passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81.

[02/28/14 - 10:07 AM]
USA Network to Premiere "Playing House" on Tuesday, April 29 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)
The series, starring and executive produced by Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, is a single-camera buddy comedy about what happens when two best friends come back together just when they need each other the most.

[02/28/14 - 10:04 AM]
"The Flash" First Image Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for The CW from Warner Bros. Television, Based Upon Characters Published by DC Comics
The costume for "The Flash" was designed by three-time Oscar(R) winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for "Arrow."

[02/28/14 - 10:02 AM]
CBS Is Bound for SXSW with Meet-And-Greets, Activities and Giveaways
"Friends with Better Lives," "Under the Dome" and "Extant" are among the featured promotions.







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[03/23/17 - 02:46 PM]
CBS Announces Mario Lopez as Host of "Candy Crush" Premiering Sunday, July 9 on CBS
In the new CBS series, the game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology.

[03/23/17 - 02:32 PM]
National Geographic Announces Ensemble Cast for Global Scripted Event Series "The Long Road Home," Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller
Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, E.J. Bonilla, Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Sisto star in the eight-part series.

[03/23/17 - 01:49 PM]
Bobby Moynihan Cast as Titular Voice of "Happy" for Syfy!
Moynihan joins the previously announced cast led by Chris Meloni, along with Lili Mirojnick, Patrick Fischler, Ritchie Coster and Zabryna Guevara.

[03/23/17 - 01:31 PM]
Amazon Studios to Launch Season Two of "Fortitude" on Prime Video in the US on Friday, April 14
Season two resumes as an Amazon Original Series with noted actor Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point) joining the ensemble cast.

[03/23/17 - 11:15 AM]
Eliza Dushku Joins the #1 New Series "Bull"
Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.

[03/23/17 - 10:35 AM]
Spike TV Renews "Ink Master" for Season Ten and Greenlights "Ink Master Angels" Special
Season 9 of "Ink Master" debuts this June along with new episodes of spin-off series "Ink Master: Redemption."

[03/23/17 - 10:14 AM]
Final Four Episodes of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" Beginning April 25 at 10PM on Science Channel
Freeman will challenge audiences once again to think about daring questions while taking a deeper look at the science behind topics such as hidden forces in the universe, aging, the future of Earth, and gun violence.

[03/23/17 - 10:07 AM]
Peabody Award-Winning Drama Series "The Leftovers" Returns for Its Third and Final Season April 16 on HBO
The Peabody Award-winning drama series follows the lives that were forever changed by the event that shook the world on October 14.

[03/23/17 - 09:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/23/17 - 09:06 AM]
Video: "The Handmaid's Tale" Full-Length Trailer Now Available
The series premieres with three episodes on April 26 with subsequent episodes streaming weekly on Wednesdays.

[03/23/17 - 09:03 AM]
E!'s "Second Wives Club" Premieres Thursday May 4th at 9PM ET/PT
The eight-episode, hour-long docu-series - previously known as "Famously Married" - follows six women who are married or engaged to wealthy, powerful men.

[03/23/17 - 09:01 AM]
Starz to Premiere Comedy Legend Documentary, "Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg," on Network Television on March 31st
Klein, Billy Crystal, Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Don Rickles and Ray Romano are among those featured.

[03/23/17 - 09:00 AM]
History's New Series "Road Hauks" Premieres Saturday, April 8 Following the Return of "Counting Cars"
Kenny Hauk and his crew of expert mechanics and fabricators at Hauk Designs are history buffs who pride themselves on the ability to make builds that are both historic and have high-horsepower.

[03/23/17 - 08:02 AM]
Unbreakable! First Look and Guest Stars Announced for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Season 3
This season brings some incredible new guest stars to Kimmy's world, including Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin and Maya Rudolph.

[03/23/17 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Renews 18 Series for the 2017-2018 Season
Among the pickups are newcomers "Bull," "Kevin Can Wait," "MacGyver," "Man with a Plan" and "Superior Donuts."