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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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[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
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[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.