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[03/12/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 12
Updates include: Rose McIver to lead "iZOMBIE" at The CW; Scott Cohen joins "Coercion" at NBC; and Morgan Taylor Campbell to round out the cast of ABC's "Sea of Fire."

[03/12/14 - 05:40 PM]
A&E Yanks "Those Who Kill" After Two Airings
The network will shift "Bates Motel" to Mondays at 10:00/9:00c going forward.

[03/12/14 - 03:02 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Leads Originals in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for USA's "Chrisley Knows Best," BET's "Let's Stay Together" and Discovery's "Clash of the Ozarks."

[03/12/14 - 03:00 PM]
Tyler Blackburn Returns to Rosewood Full Time in the Upcoming Fifth Season of "Pretty Little Liars," Premiering This Summer on ABC Family
Blackburn's character Caleb Rivers will return to town and back into the lives of his ex, Hanna, and her fellow Liars.

[03/12/14 - 02:43 PM]
OWN's "The Haves and the Have Nots" Finale Sets Network Record with 3.6 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 11.

[03/12/14 - 02:42 PM]
Two-Part Episode of "NCIS," Featuring a Backdoor Pilot for the New Orleans Field Office, Begins Tuesday, March 25 on CBS
Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder guest star in the installments.

[03/12/14 - 02:02 PM]
TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" Scores 4.7 Million Viewers to Rank as Basic Cable's Most Watched Program for the Night
TNT spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 11.

[03/12/14 - 01:43 PM]
Mike Judge Takes a Comic Look at World of High-Tech in the New HBO Series "Silicon Valley," Debuting April 6
Partially inspired by Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s, the show is a collaboration between Judge and Alec Berg.

[03/12/14 - 01:34 PM]
It's Every Man and Woman for Themselves When MTV's "The Challenge: Free Agents" Premieres on Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
28 money-hungry players arrive in South America ready to take the competition by storm only to find that they'll be facing the most unpredictable Challenge game yet.

[03/12/14 - 01:10 PM]
Rick Reilly to Focus on Television Duties for ESPN Starting July 1
"It was an unusual request," Reilly joked. "I'm thankful they're letting me do it."

[03/12/14 - 01:05 PM]
"Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet" Is Coming to the Animal Rescue in One of the Most Rugged Environments on Earth, Premiering April 12, 9 PM
Nat Geo WILD's latest original series premieres Saturday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/12/14 - 01:04 PM]
Academy of Country Music and CBS Announce New "ACM Sessions" with Jerrod Niemann
"ACM Sessions" with Jerrod Niemann is now available on-demand exclusively on CBS.com and CBS Audience Network partner sites.

[03/12/14 - 12:54 PM]
History Orders 8-Hour Television Event "Texas Rising" (Working Title)
Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Rapaport and Max Thieriot are set to star in the project.

[03/12/14 - 12:29 PM]
Samsung Galaxy(R) and the Chrysler Brand Join Thrilling New Series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" as Official Global Sponsors
Samsung Galaxy's extensive multiplatform partnership in the U.S. features customized creative content, digital extensions and off-air marketing initiatives.

[03/12/14 - 12:14 PM]
FOX Sports 1 to Televise WFAN's "The Mike Francesa Show"
The show begins weekday telecasts Monday, March 24 on FOX Sports 1 (1:00-4:00 PM ET) and FOX Sports 2 (4:00-6:00 PM ET), continuing to originate from WFAN's lower Manhattan studios.

[03/12/14 - 10:25 AM]
The Mechanical Michaelangelo Chip Foose Returns for an All-New Season of the American Classic "Overhaulin'" on Velocity
The series is back beginning Sunday, March 23 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[03/12/14 - 10:07 AM]
TLC Explores Web Predators and Digital Con Artists in Two Specials
Look for "Cyber Stalkers" on Wednesday, April 9 and "Web of Deceit" on Wednesday, April 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/12/14 - 10:00 AM]
Discovery's "Deadliest Catch" Enters Landmark 10th Season with Legacies Both Old and New; Epic Danger; and Mounting Pressure Brought on by Government Shutdown
The new season begins Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[03/12/14 - 09:36 AM]
Multi-Talented Peformer Keke Palmer Joins Season Two of the Acclaimed Drama Series "Masters of Sex" on Showtime(R)
She'll recur as the nanny hired by the Masters to care for their new baby.

[03/12/14 - 09:18 AM]
ESPN Films' "30 for 30" Series Continues with "Bad Boys"
The film, centering on the Detroit Pistons of the late '80s and early '90s, will premiere Thursday, April 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/12/14 - 09:17 AM]
Siblings Tamera Mowry and Tahj Mowry Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans During the East Coast Broadcasts of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" Tonight
They'll be up on @TameraMowryTwo and @Tahj_Mowry during their respective telecasts.

[03/12/14 - 09:15 AM]
"The Voice" Completes Blind Auditions as Coaches Ready Their 48 Artists for Battle Rounds
Beginning Monday, the coaches and celebrity advisers will work with their respective teams of performers and develop skill sets, offer advice and encouragement, and share secrets about their own personal success.

[03/12/14 - 09:00 AM]
America's Favorite TV Dad Alan Thicke Headlines New Original Reality Sitcom for TVGN
"Unusually Thicke," a 14-episode series, premieres Wednesday, April 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/12/14 - 08:54 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 Tuesday in Adults 18-49, Winning Six of Six Half-Hours Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 11.

[03/12/14 - 08:39 AM]
CBS Announces Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement for "The Big Bang Theory"
The smash hit has been renewed for an additional three years, extending it through the 2016-2017 season.

[03/12/14 - 08:34 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Extends "Key & Peele" and Gives Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele Development Deal for an Animated Series
This extension brings the fourth season order to 22 episodes, 20 originals plus two "best of" episodes.

[03/12/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "SHIELD," "Trophy Wife" and "Mind Games" Grow; "The Goldbergs" Beats Fox's "New Girl" by 15% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 11.

[03/12/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Leads Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
Plus: ABC's "Mind Games," "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" and "Trophy Wife" are up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[03/12/14 - 08:10 AM]
Bravo Media's Emmy-Award Winning "Inside the Actors Studio" Welcomes the Cast of "How I Met Your Mother" on Thursday, March 27 at 8PM ET/PT
Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders are all featured in the installment, airing just a few days before their series finale.

[03/12/14 - 08:04 AM]
ESPN's Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer Signed as Lead SEC Network Announce Team
The pair will kick off the season with Texas A&M at South Carolina on the SEC Network Thursday, August 28.

[03/12/14 - 07:07 AM]
Monday's "Big Break Florida": Most-Watched Golf Channel Original Series Episode Premiere
Golf Channel spins the numbers for Monday, March 10.

[03/12/14 - 06:26 AM]
Ovation Presents the U.S. Premiere of "Susan Boyle: Her Secret Struggle" Wednesday, April 9 at 10 P.M. ET
This all-access, intimate and inspiring documentary travels with Boyle as she embarks upon her first tour and uncovers her battles with Asperger's Syndrome.

[03/12/14 - 05:01 AM]
Hunter Hayes' "Invisible" Now Airing Across CMT, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Palladia and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Platforms
For every "Invisible" song iTunes download between 1/27/14 and 4/4/14, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to 1 million meals.

[03/11/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 11
Updates include: Olivia Wilde joins HBO's 1970s music drama; Anna Camp to star in ABC's "Damaged Goods"; and NBC shelves its multi-camera comedy pilot "The Money Pit."

[03/11/14 - 03:39 PM]
NBC Confirms First Wave of Finale Dates
Look for season swan songs from Thursday, April 17 ("Community," "Parenthood") through Friday, May 23 ("Hannibal").

[03/11/14 - 03:34 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a Juicy Ninth Season Premiering Monday, April 14 at 9PM ET/PT
Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek will join returning cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow.

[03/11/14 - 03:11 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice," "The Bachelor" Claim Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Lost Girl," Bravo's "Southern Charm" and Discovery's "Heirs to the Dare."

[03/11/14 - 02:13 PM]
Cartoon Network Opens a Jar of Sunshine with "Clarence"
The series, premiering Monday, April 14 at 7:00/6:00c, features the voice talents of Skyler Page, Tom Kenny, Sean Giambrone, Katie Crown and Eric Edelstein.

[03/11/14 - 01:14 PM]
Not Your Typical Mob Scene - WE tv Presents "Sopranos" Week on "Law & Order"
Look for said installments Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21 from 5PM to 8PM ET/PT.

[03/11/14 - 01:02 PM]
"48 Hours: The Blue River Murder" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, March 8.

[03/11/14 - 01:01 PM]
TBS Wins the Week as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Among Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/11/14 - 12:27 PM]
E!'s "Fashion Police" Runs the Court with "Fash Fabness"
DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles and Victor Cruz of the New York Giants are among the show's upcoming guests.

[03/11/14 - 12:20 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Resurrection," "Walking Dead" Top Both Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male," History's "No Man's Land" and Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor."

[03/11/14 - 12:15 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: College Basketball Leads Demos, "48 Hours" Tops Viewers
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "The Trip to Bountiful," Hallmark's "A Ring by Spring" and Spike TV's "Cops."

[03/11/14 - 12:12 PM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Verizon Digital Media Services Will Provide Live Streaming Coverage
"Veronica Mars" will kick things off this Thursday, March 13 at 8:00 pm PT / 11:00 pm ET.

[03/11/14 - 12:04 PM]
After a Successful TV Career Spanning More Than Three Decades, Anne Sweeney Announces Her Departure from The Walt Disney Company in January 2015
Sweeney, who joined the company in 1996, is currently co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group.

[03/11/14 - 11:37 AM]
Harpo Films Acquires Film Rights to "The Invention of Wings" by Bestselling Author Sue Monk Kidd
An exclusive interview with Oprah and Kidd will be broadcast on the Emmy(R) Award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday" on Sunday, April 13 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

[03/11/14 - 11:35 AM]
Original Programming Thrives at Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/11/14 - 11:27 AM]
Oxygen Media Earns Strongest Sunday Prime of the Year with "Snapped" Delivering Season High Ratings Among All Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, March 9.

[03/11/14 - 10:55 AM]
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Premieres Out of This World, With Total Audience of 40 Million Expected Worldwide
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.







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[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
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