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[03/14/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 14
Updates include: Anthony LaPaglia to lead "Red Zone" at CBS; Josh Lucas joins NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura"; and Melissa George lands lead on Richard LaGravenese's ABC pilot.

[03/14/14 - 03:12 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Continues Its Reign for CBS
Plus: numbers for FX's "Saint George," USA's "Sirens" and Bravo's "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male."

[03/14/14 - 01:25 PM]
The "Pretty Little Liars" Cast Tells All in the First-Ever Cast Live Tweet Event During the East Coast Broadcast of the Season Finale, Airing Tuesday, March 18 on ABC Family
Executive producers Joseph Dougherty (@Kockenlocker), Oliver Goldstick (@olivergoldstick) and I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) will also be tweeting along with fans.

[03/14/14 - 01:00 PM]
Men's College Basketball: ESPN's Most-Viewed and Highest-Rated Regular Season Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for said coverage to date this season.

[03/14/14 - 12:15 PM]
Showtime(R) Elevates Nazanin Boniadi to Series Regular for "Homeland's" Highly-Anticipated Fourth Season
Boniadi plays Fara Sherazi, the strong-willed Muslim CIA analyst who Saul (Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking.

[03/14/14 - 11:09 AM]
Robert Kelly & Elizabeth Gillies Cast in "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Pilot
They'll join Denis Leary and John Corbett in the comedy project, which was also written by Leary.

[03/14/14 - 10:24 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Grand Prize Winner of "Live's Search for Unstoppable Moms"
Liz Norden of Stoneham, Massachusetts will take home the grand prize of $100,000.

[03/14/14 - 10:14 AM]
NBC and Golf Channel Roll Out Coverage Fit for "The King" at Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
The NBC Sports Group will dedicate more than 40 total hours of news and tournament action, which includes 23 live hours of combined tournament coverage on NBC and Golf Channel.

[03/14/14 - 10:01 AM]
TNT to Roll Out 10 Original Series This Summer, Including More Scripted Dramas Than Any Basic Cable Network Ever
Highlights include the new season of "Major Crimes" and the premiere of "Murder in the First" on Monday, June 9.

[03/14/14 - 09:40 AM]
Future SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Early Rounds to Air Exclusively on SEC Network
The expanded coverage will mark the first time the entire tournament will be nationally televised.

[03/14/14 - 09:32 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Television and Film Star Anne Heche Joins USA Network's International Thriller "Dig"
Heche will play Lynn, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office and Peter's (Jason Isaacs) boss.

[03/14/14 - 09:31 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory," "The Millers" and "Two and a Half Men" Sweep Time Periods
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 13.

[03/14/14 - 09:06 AM]
ESPN Covers Every Session, Every Match of NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
ESPN will televise the semifinals and finals, while ESPNU televises the first and second sessions, the quarterfinals and medal round.

[03/14/14 - 09:05 AM]
More Performers Announced for ACM Awards, Sunday, April 6 on CBS
Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks have been added to the all-star lineup of performances scheduled.

[03/14/14 - 09:05 AM]
Adult Swim Premieres New "Rick and Morty" Episode on Instagram!
Fans can be the first to see Monday's new episode online right now on the "Rick and Morty" Instagram account.

[03/14/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Parenthood" Matches the Prior Week's 18-49 Rating and Is Up 2% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 13.

[03/14/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Grey's Anatomy" Beats "American Idol's" Move to 9pm in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 13.

[03/14/14 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Third Straight Week
Plus: The Eye's "The Crazy Ones" is the only series up week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[03/14/14 - 07:56 AM]
ABC's "Resurrection" Debut Audience Soars to 17.0 Million with 3 Days of Playback
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 9.

[03/13/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 13
Updates include: Thomas Lennon to join Matthew Perry in CBS's "The Odd Couple"; John Cho lands male lead on ABC's "Selfe"; and Geoff Stults tapped for title role on CBS's "Cuz-Bros."

[03/13/14 - 10:01 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for March 13
Plus: Jennifer Lopez will perform her new single, "I Luh Ya Papi," and Royal Teeth also will perform their breakout single, "Wild," on the next results show.

[03/13/14 - 08:48 PM]
Drake Wins "Woodie of the Year" While The 1975, Chance the Rapper, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, East Stroudsburg University and More Take Home Chunks of Wood at the "2014 mtvU Woodie Awards"
"2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special" will air on MTV this Sunday, March 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/13/14 - 04:16 PM]
UEFA Champions League Soccer Powers FOX Sports 1 to Viewership Records
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 12.

[03/13/14 - 03:08 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Criminal Minds," "Modern Family" Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Wahlburgers," Bravo's "Flipping Out" and Lifetime's "Bring It!"

[03/13/14 - 02:54 PM]
TV Land, BET and Centric to Simulcast Live Season Premiere of TV Land's "The Soul Man" on Wednesday, March 26th
Fans can live tweet along with all three networks using the hashtag #SOULMANLive.

[03/13/14 - 02:37 PM]
Syfy Gives 6-Hour Event Series "Ascension" Greenlight for Launch in 2014
The project, from Philip Levens, is slated to launch in November and air through December.

[03/13/14 - 01:47 PM]
"Nightline Prime" Premieres Saturday, March 15 at 9pm on ABC
ABC News' iconic late night news magazine is coming again to primetime with a series of one hour programs that take viewers inside the most provocative stories of our time.

[03/13/14 - 01:32 PM]
HBO to Partner with Facebook on Red Carpet from "Game of Thrones" Season 4 Premiere
For the first time ever, HBO will let fans in on the red carpet action at one of its most anticipated premiere events by live streaming the event via Facebook Live.

[03/13/14 - 01:30 PM]
Wait for It... The Series Finale Storyline for "How I Met Your Mother!"
CBS details the show's one-hour finale, airing Monday, March 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/13/14 - 01:14 PM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up New Drama Project "Billions"
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Brian Koppelman and David Levien are behind the potential series.

[03/13/14 - 01:08 PM]
Hallmark Channel Once Again Partners with #1 Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber to Create a Hallmark Channel Original Movie and Back Door Pilot: "Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle" Premiering Exclusively on the Network Holiday 2014
Hallmark Channel partnered with Macomber to bring the holiday movies "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle," "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle" and "Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas" to the small screen.

[03/13/14 - 01:07 PM]
A Magically Thrilling Adventure Awaits You at the "Northpole," An Eye-Popping Wonder of a Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie, Which Premieres Exclusively on the Network November 15
The first "Northpole" film will star Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles and last season's "American Idol" champion Candice Glover.

[03/13/14 - 01:06 PM]
The Number One Holiday Destination on Television Is Hallmark Channel, Which Returns This Season with "Countdown to Christmas," The Most Anticipated Holiday Programming Event of the Year
In total, Hallmark Channel's 2013 "Countdown to Christmas" programming campaign reached over 58.9 million unduplicated viewers.

[03/13/14 - 01:05 PM]
Hallmark Channel Celebrates Love and Romance Through "Countdown to Valentine's" with America's Most Heartfelt Movies and World Premieres
Beginning January 31 through February 14, the stuent will present a unique slate of 24-hour programming filled with fan-favorite romantic movies as well as five brand new original world premieres.

[03/13/14 - 01:04 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the First-Ever "Kitten Paw-Star Game" a Hallmark Channel Original Special Premiering Summer 2015
Celebrities across all facets of entertainment - including Major League Baseball players and coaches - will join to cheer on each cat at bat.

[03/13/14 - 01:03 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Highly Anticipated and Critically Acclaimed "Kitten Bowl" Returns for Its Second Annual Event of Paw-to-Paw Action Su-Purr Bowl Sunday 2015
The 2015 event will bring together even more celebrities and personalities across all genres of entertainment, including the real "stars" of the show—adoptable kittens.

[03/13/14 - 01:02 PM]
Valerie Bertinelli Reunites with "Touched by an Angel" Executive Producer Martha Williamson for Hallmark Channel's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," A New, Original Primetime Series Premiering April 20, 2014
The new series follows a team of four postal detectives who specialize in investigating misdirected letters and delivering them when they are needed most.

[03/13/14 - 01:02 PM]
Let the Fame Game Begin! "Famous in 12" Premieres Tuesday, June 3 on The CW
The series is "a unique social experiment that tracks the lives of one determined family as they move to the entertainment capital of the world."

[03/13/14 - 01:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights Production on "Chesapeake Shores" the Network's Newest Primetime Original Scripted Series Set to Premiere in 2015
The series would be the fourth original primetime series for the network, following the network's other original series, "Cedar Cove," "When Calls the Heart" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

[03/13/14 - 01:01 PM]
14-Episode Fourth Season of FX's Emmy(R) Award Winning Comedy Series "Louie" Premieres on Monday, May 5
The network will air two all new episodes of the series back-to-back every Monday at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c for seven consecutive weeks through June 16.

[03/13/14 - 01:00 PM]
Hallmark Channel, The Leading Television Destination in Quality Family Entertainment, Announces 2014 Original Movie Schedule at Annual Upfront
Among the 2014 slate will be the seventh installment of the network's highest-rated movie series, "The Good Witch's Wonder," starring Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

[03/13/14 - 12:52 PM]
WE tv to Debut Innovative "WatchIt With" Format During "Mary Mary" Encores of the Show's Record-Breaking Third Season
Following the premiere episode at 9:00/8:00c, "WatchIt With" debuts at 10:00/9:00c and captures series stars Erica and Tina Campbell experiencing the show for the first time.

[03/13/14 - 12:23 PM]
Men's College Hoops: Selection Sunday Highlighted by Three Title Games & Extensive Analysis of Tourney Field
ESPN's extensive multiplatform coverage of Selection Sunday, March 16 will include studio shows across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU; the ACC, SEC and Sun Belt Championships.

[03/13/14 - 11:38 AM]
ABC to Rebroadcast the Premiere of "Resurrection" This Saturday, March 15 at 8:00/7:00c
Said encore will replace the previously announced repeat of "Castle."

[03/13/14 - 11:10 AM]
Saying Goodbye Has Never Been So Funny! MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" One-Hour Series Finale Airs Tonight at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
Rob is going out with the most outrageous and insane stunt of all time as he partners with Chevy to break a Guinness World Record for the "Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a car in history."

[03/13/14 - 11:04 AM]
"Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops 2014" Premieres Sunday, March 23 at 9 P.M., ET/PT on CMT
Kathleen Madigan, Josh Blue, Roy Wood, Jr., Gabriel Iglesias and Geechy Guy are also featured in the 90-minute special.

[03/13/14 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces Renewals for 18 Primetime Shows for Next Season
Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming.

[03/13/14 - 10:53 AM]
Animal Planet Goes Deep Into the Colorado Rockies to Bring Fugitives to Justice in "Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters"
The new six-part series launches Sunday, April 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/13/14 - 10:52 AM]
ESPN to Exclusively Unveil 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Bracket
ESPN's Final Four studio team of host Kevin Negandhi and veteran analysts Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo will be on hand for in-depth analysis.

[03/13/14 - 10:51 AM]
Golf Channel Sets Production Plans for Inaugural Drive, Chip And Putt Championship National Finals from the Home of the Masters, Sunday, April 6
The network's five hours of live coverage will include a pre-game show from the grounds of Augusta National and four hours of live competition.







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[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
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