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[03/19/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 19
Updates include: Sony Pictures Television to revive "Powers" for PlayStation Network; Maggie Q to lead Kevin Williamson's drama at CBS; and Sharon Gless joins ABC's "Saint Francis."

[03/19/14 - 05:16 PM]
NBC Renews Dramas "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Grimm" for 2014-15 Season
The network previously picked up "The Blacklist" (season 2) "Parks and Recreation" (season 7), "The Voice" (season 7) and "Celebrity Apprentice" (season 14).

[03/19/14 - 03:07 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Continues Its Demo Reign
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Barry'd Treasure," Syfy's "Foxy and Co." and USA's "Chrisley Knows Best."

[03/19/14 - 01:59 PM]
CMT Reveals Why America Is "F'n" Awesome with the New Countdown Show "FNA USA" Premiering Thursday, April 10 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Each episode will combine funny, outrageous and sometimes frightening viral videos with user-generated clips to show why America is No. 1.

[03/19/14 - 01:47 PM]
With Season Highs, ABC Family's Spring Finale of "Pretty Little Liars" is TV's #1 Most-Tweeted Series Telecast of 2014 and #4 Overall
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 18.

[03/19/14 - 01:32 PM]
truTV Invites Viewers to Crack a Combination for a Chance at Prizes During Episodes of "The Safecrackers," Premiering March 24
The fascinating pair of Alabama locksmiths at the center of the show won't be the only ones on the hunt for hidden treasures.

[03/19/14 - 01:31 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Locks in Finale Dates for the 2013-14 Season
Said dates range from "The Following" on Monday, April 28 to "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on Sunday, June 8.

[03/19/14 - 12:36 PM]
AMC's "The Walking Dead" to Make Exclusive Broadcast Television Debut
Two episodes from previously aired seasons of "The Walking Dead" will be presented on a designated weeknight on MyNetworkTV.

[03/19/14 - 12:22 PM]
Billy Crystal Returns to Series Television in FX's "The Comedians"
Josh Gad also stars in the series, from co-creators Larry Charles, Matt Nix, Ben Wexler and Billy Crystal.

[03/19/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns with Three Back to Back Shows Starting March 29
Anna Kendrick (April 5) and Seth Rogen (April 12) are on tap alongside the previously announced Louis C.K. (March 29).

[03/19/14 - 11:50 AM]
Hollywood's Biggest Stars to Make Their Debut Appearance as Presenters at "Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards"
Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, Michael Strahan, Jim Parsons, Kristen Bell, Debby Ryan, Chris Evans and WWE Divas Brie and Nikki Bella are among those on tap.

[03/19/14 - 11:40 AM]
TV Land Orders Pilot of Web Hit "Teachers," To Be Executive Produced by "Community" Star Alison Brie
Co-stars Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O'Brien and Katie Thomas are all signed on to reprise their roles.

[03/19/14 - 11:14 AM]
The "Cat Daddy" Leaves Claw Marks in New Cities During Upcoming Season of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell"
Jackson Galaxy is back with the first of 16 new episodes on Saturday, April 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/19/14 - 11:04 AM]
Showtime(R) Stacks Its Summer Sundays with "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex"
Look for the new seasons of both series back-to-back beginning Sunday, July 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/19/14 - 10:58 AM]
Victor Garber and Sonya Walger Join Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's "Power" on Starz
He'll play Simon Stern, a renowned club owner and events guru who has the exact successful, legitimate lifestyle James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) covets.

[03/19/14 - 10:29 AM]
Destination America's Smokin' Hot Series "BBQ Pitmasters" Is Back with a New Judge on April 12
The latest installment gets a jump on summer and introduces fresh meat when favorite contestant, Moe Cason joins Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone at the judge's table.

[03/19/14 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Announces Finale Dates for the 2013-14 Season
Highlights include a two-hour "Once Upon a Time" finale on Sunday, May 11 and a one-hour "The Middle" finale on Wednesday, May 21.

[03/19/14 - 09:23 AM]
CBS Wins the Night in Viewers - "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person Of Interest" Grow
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 18.

[03/19/14 - 09:00 AM]
"Conan" Announces Guest Line-up for Week of Shows from Dallas March 31-April 3
This marks the the fourth time TBS's late night show will travel away from Los Angeles for a week of broadcasts.

[03/19/14 - 09:00 AM]
President Jimmy Carter to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Monday, March 24
President Carter is promoting his new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," which will be released March 25.

[03/19/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins a Record-Setting 18th Tuesday in 18-49 This Season Among the Big 4 Nets, Marking Its Most In-Season Tuesday Wins in People Meter History
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 18.

[03/19/14 - 08:50 AM]
"Melissa & Joey" Guest Star Brando Eaton and "Baby Daddy" Star Chelsea Kane to Tweet Live During the East Coast Broadcasts of the ABC Family Series Tonight
Look for them at @brandoeaton and @ChelseaKane during their respective telecasts.

[03/19/14 - 08:37 AM]
MTV and MLB's New Series "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" to Premiere on MTV2 Tuesday, April 1 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
The weekly, 30-minute series from executive producer David Ortiz is hosted by Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias.

[03/19/14 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "The Goldbergs" Hits a 6-Week High and "Trophy Wife" Earns a 9-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 18.

[03/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Back Together Again in "Grace and Frankie," A New Original Comedy Series on Netflix
The 13- half-hour episode first season from Skydance Productions is written and created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, and will premiere next year.

[03/19/14 - 08:21 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold On for Demo Victory
Plus: "Glee" surges from last week among adults 18-49 for its 100th episode.

[03/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tips Off with N.C. State vs. Xavier Delivering Highest-Rated NCAA First Four(TM) Game Ever
truTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 18.

[03/19/14 - 08:07 AM]
The Television Premiere of Jeff Dunham's "Achmed Saves America" Airs Friday, March 28 at 10 P.M., ET/PT on CMT
In the special, the world's most beloved, failed bad guy unexpectedly finds himself in Americaville, USA.

[03/19/14 - 06:48 AM]
Logo TV Launches Online "Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time" Tournament - Voting Opens Today
The winner will be announced on-air as Logo will break into "RuPaul's Drag Race" on April 7 for a not-to-be-missed acceptance speech.

[03/18/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: David Cross to play the "Dead Boss" on FOX; Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener bound for FX's "How and Why"; and CBS places its single-camera comedy pilot "Taxi-22" on hold.

[03/18/14 - 06:21 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Names Chris Martin as Key Adviser for Current Season's The Battles: Round Two
The newly created The Battles: Round Two will pit the remaining artists from each team against one another to perform an agreed-upon song.

[03/18/14 - 02:50 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Holds Off "DWTS" in Demo Race
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Lords of the Car Hoards," FX's "Chozen" and A&E's "Bates Motel."

[03/18/14 - 01:37 PM]
Popular Documentary Series "Our America with Lisa Ling" to Premiere Its Final Season on OWN
"Fighting Satan" will kick off the show's swan song beginning Thursday, May 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/18/14 - 01:36 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Retailer Hot Topic Introduce New Product Line Inspired by the A&E Hit Original Series "Bates Motel"
The Bates Motel collection at Hot Topic will include merchandise inspired by the acclaimed drama, including bathrobes, bloody shower curtains and more.

[03/18/14 - 12:51 PM]
Big East Champ Game Sets FOX Sports 1 Record; Pac-12 & NASCAR Also Score Big
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/14 - 12:47 PM]
TNT's Hit Drama "Rizzoli & Isles" Chalks Up Its Best Best Live + 3 Deliveries So Far This Winter
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/14 - 12:05 PM]
NBCSN Posts Most-Watched Premier League Sunday Doubleheader on Cable Ever
NBCSN spins the numbers for Sunday, March 16.

[03/18/14 - 11:22 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Features Rematch of One of UFC's Greatest Bouts at UFC(R) Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
"It was what I would call a slobber-knocker," says UFC announcer Joe Rogan of their first fight. "It was a fight that just went back and forth."

[03/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Dominates TV's Total Day Landscape for the 144th-Consecutive Week Among Kids 6-11 and Tweens
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/14 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 1 for the 2nd Time in 3 Weeks in Adults 18-49, Marking its Strongest Non-Oscar Performance Since November
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/14 - 10:48 AM]
Katharine McPhee, Mike Vogel and JoBeth Williams Star in "In My Dreams" A New Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie for the ABC Network
Nick (Mike Vogel) and Natalie (Katharine McPhee) are the perfect couple, but there are a couple of things blocking their path to romantic bliss.

[03/18/14 - 10:32 AM]
CBS Wins Week in Viewers with Three of Top Five Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/14 - 10:30 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Walking Dead" Claims Top Honors in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Naked & Afraid," Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" and E!'s "Total Divas."

[03/18/14 - 10:25 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Quartet of Newsmagazines Tops Charts
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "The Grim Sleeper," Starz's "Black Sails" and Investigation Discovery's "Fatal Vows."

[03/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Oscar(R)-Nominated Documentary "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall," Going Inside a Penitentiary Hospice Staffed by Inmate Volunteers, Debuts March 31, Exclusively on HBO
The film tells the story of a terminally ill World War II veteran serving a life sentence for murder, who resides in an on-premises hospice unit staffed in part by fellow prisoners.

[03/18/14 - 10:06 AM]
NBC Finishes #2 for the March 10-16 Primetime Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Jumping 55% Versus Its Year-Ago 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
TLC Catches Up with Kate and Her Eight in One-Hour Special
It's now been over two years since we've last seen the Gosselin clan, and Kate and the kids are catching up with TLC for an hour-long special, slated to air in June.

[03/18/14 - 09:44 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Beats "Ellen" and Grows for the 2nd Straight Week to a 4-Week High
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of March 3-7.

[03/18/14 - 09:37 AM]
GSN Greenlights 40 Episodes of New Original Series "Idiot Test," Hosted by Comedian Ben Gleib
Based on the highly popular game app, the series pits two pairs of contestants with a preexisting rivalry against each other in a competition to determine who is the true "idiot."

[03/18/14 - 09:36 AM]
GSN Premieres New Matchmaking Series "It Takes a Church," Hosted by Grammy Nominated Natalie Grant, on Thursday, June 5 at 9PM ET/PT
The series features Christian congregations across the country who play matchmaker in a competition to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their partner.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
Venture to the Great Swamplands of the South with a New Season of "Buying the Bayou" on Destination America
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
Animal Planet Goes Behind the Badge of Wildlife's Last Line of Defense with New Series "Lone Star Law"
Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.