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[04/08/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 8
Updates include: Ernie Hudson, Mario Van Peebles board CBS pilots; MacKenzie Porter joins AMC's "Hell on Wheels"; and Shirley MacLaine to recur on FOX's "Glee."

[04/08/14 - 08:01 PM]
Video: "MTV Movie Awards Takeover" Exclusively Debuts a Clip from "22 Jump Street"
Tomorrow night at 11:00/10:00c, MTV will exclusively debut a new clip from "Hercules."

[04/08/14 - 05:37 PM]
Michael Gross Tapped as a Recurring Guest Star on USA's "Suits"
Gross will play Walter Gillis, the down-to-earth founder of a groundbreaking DVD distribution company.

[04/08/14 - 04:14 PM]
Syfy's Original Drama "Being Human" Concludes with Ratings Spikes and Social Media Highs
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/14 - 04:02 PM]
NBC Creates Groundbreaking Comedy Initiative, "NBC Comedy Playground," and Offers On-Air Commitment in National Grassroots Comedy Campaign
The groundbreaking national campaign offers aspiring comedy writers from across the country the opportunity to take their concepts from pitch to broadcast.

[04/08/14 - 03:08 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Tops Charts with NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Being Human," Food Network's "Kitchen Casino" and Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods America."

[04/08/14 - 01:21 PM]
NBC News to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary with Special Cross-Platform Coverage
Highlights include the new special "108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers" on Friday, April 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/08/14 - 01:17 PM]
Starz to Premiere New Original Series "Power" on Saturday, June 7
Plus: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's new single "Big Rich Town" will serve as the main title theme.

[04/08/14 - 12:46 PM]
Summer's No. 1 Reality Series "America's Got Talent" Returns to Radio City Music Hall for Live Shows Beginning July 29
The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall twice a week when live episodes begin this summer on July 29.

[04/08/14 - 12:21 PM]
TBS Extends Its Success Into the New Quarter, Ranking as Basic Cable's #1 Network for the Week in Primetime Delivery of Total Viewers and All Key Adult Demos
Turner spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 12:21 PM]
BBC America's Zombie Mini-Series Returns When "In the Flesh" Season 2 Begins Saturday, May 10
Reprising their roles are Stephen Thompson, Kenneth Cranham, Kevin Sutton, Steve Cooper and Marie Critchley.

[04/08/14 - 11:53 AM]
Nickelodeon and California State University, Fullerton, Present an Exhibition Inspired by Hit Series "Sanjay and Craig," April 14 - June 20
The collection is punctuated by original character sketches, layouts, backgrounds, title cards, storyboards and animatic video.

[04/08/14 - 11:43 AM]
CW Seed's "Backpackers" Becomes the Network's First Digital Series to Make Leap from Online to On-Air, With Brand New Episodes Set to Debut on The CW Television Network
The series will premiere with ten original half-hour episodes on The CW Network later this summer, with a date and time to be announced at a later date.

[04/08/14 - 11:38 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Game of Thrones" Returns to Take Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Turn," HBO's "Veep" and Animal Planet's "River Monsters."

[04/08/14 - 11:33 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: TBS Dominates with Final Four Coverage
Plus: numbers for Hallmark's "Lucky in Love," Lifetime's "The Trials of Cate McCall" and OWN's "Deion's Family Playbook."

[04/08/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Weather Channel Returns to DirecTV
As part of the new pact, The Weather Channel agreed to reduce reality programming by half on weekdays.

[04/08/14 - 11:07 AM]
HBO Renews "Game of Thrones" for Fifth and Sixth Seasons
Sunday's season premiere was watched by an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it HBO's most-watched program since the finale of "The Sopranos" in 2007.

[04/08/14 - 10:44 AM]
CBS Continues Post-Olympics Momentum - Network Streaks to its Third Straight Weekly Sweep Across Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:37 AM]
CMT's "FNA USA" Premieres This 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 in the world."

[04/08/14 - 10:25 AM]
ABC Is No. 2 for the 2nd Straight Week, Taking 1st or 2nd on 4 of the Last 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:12 AM]
Disney Channel Wins Total Day for the 147th-Straight Week Among Tweens 9-14 and for the 146th Time in the Prior 147 Weeks Among Kids 6-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:04 AM]
"The Voice" and "The Blacklist" Generate Three of the Top 10 18-49 Ratings on the Big 4 Networks for the Week of March 31-April 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 10:00 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company Partners with The Black List to Discover Aspiring Drama Writers
The Black List will solicit scripts to be evaluated by its community of industry professionals and readers, sharing with FOX a short list of writers to consider for a drama script deal or drama staff position.

[04/08/14 - 09:59 AM]
Seven Comics Join Cast of New Improv Comedy Series "Riot" Premiering Tuesday, May 13, on FOX
John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jordan Black, Jessica McKenna, Meryl Hathaway and Rob Gleeson will serve as regulars alongside host Rove McManus.

[04/08/14 - 09:58 AM]
FOX Has 4 of the Top 20 Programs Among Adults 18-34
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/14 - 09:56 AM]
Watch and Win During the Season Premiere of Destination America's Smokin' Hot Series "BBQ Pitmasters" on April 12
One lucky viewer will have the chance to learn from judge Myron Mixon at his very own cook school in Atlanta.

[04/08/14 - 09:06 AM]
"All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State," The Story of a Liberal Who Rose to Power in a Conservative Stronghold, Debuts April 28, Exclusively on HBO
The film tells the story of the young girl who grew up poor in rural Texas to the beloved national icon and Democratic leader who rose to power in a conservative stronghold.

[04/08/14 - 08:52 AM]
Saturday's "48 Hours: Wounded by Love" Is the #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 as Well as Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 5.

[04/08/14 - 08:47 AM]
"The Voice" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/14 - 08:43 AM]
E! Presents "Fashion Police: The 2014 MTV Movie Awards"
Nick Lachey joins Joan Rivers and her resident fashion gurus on the special episode, airing Monday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/08/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Nearly Ties "Dr. Phil" as the #1 Syndie Talker in Homes, While Beating "Ellen" by 12%
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of March 24-28.

[04/08/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Builds Audience Against the NCAA Basketball Championship and "Castle" Marks Most-Watched-Ever Repeat
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/14 - 08:31 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Most Diversified Slate Ever of New and Returning Unscripted and Scripted Series
Highlights include the new scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out" and the original drama "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."

[04/08/14 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Helps CBS Snap NBC's Win Streak
The Eye leads demos on Monday for the first time since February 3.

[04/08/14 - 08:29 AM]
Oxygen Media Greenlights Seven New Series as Part of Network Rebrand Slated for This Year
Oxygen's 2014 lineup also includes the hit returning series "Preachers of L.A.," which will premiere this summer.

[04/08/14 - 08:18 AM]
CNBC Ramps Up Primetime - Network Greenlights Two New Original Primetime Series to Premiere Summer 2014 and Reveals Projects in Development
Plus: CNBC also announced today an extended order of episodes for season two of "The Profit."

[04/08/14 - 08:09 AM]
Great American Country Emphasizes "Celebrating America" in 150 Hours of New Programming
Capitalizing on its viewership gains, the network will debut 150 hours of new, original programming in 2014, including the premieres of "Highway Cowboys" and "Junk Gypsies" coming in July.

[04/08/14 - 07:32 AM]
Production Is Underway on Epic Netflix Original Series "Marco Polo" Produced by The Weinstein Company
The global cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune.

[04/08/14 - 06:28 AM]
Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment Enters into Exclusive New Programing Partnership with Centric, the First Network Designed for the Black Woman
Highlights include a new season of former VH1 series "Single Ladies."

[04/08/14 - 06:20 AM]
Playstation(R) System Owners Get a Sneak-Peek Exclusive of "Chosen" Season 3 Beginning Today
PlayStation(R) system owners will get access to the Crackle series one-week before it becomes available on Crackle and all Crackle platforms on April 15.

[04/08/14 - 06:01 AM]
Amazon Surpasses Hulu and Apple in Streaming Video Usage
"We've invested hundreds of millions of dollars in great TV shows and movies for Prime members and it's working," said Bill Carr, VP of Digital Video and Music for Amazon.

[04/08/14 - 04:06 AM]
Eminem and Rihanna to Deliver One Monster of a Performance at the "2014 MTV Movie Awards"
They'll take the stage for their first live performance of their #1 smash hit, "The Monster," on Sunday, April 13.

[04/07/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 7
Updates include: George Wendt, Ashley Tisdale join "Buzzy's" at TBS; NBC orders six episode of "Epic Funnies"; and Food Network extends "Beat Bobby Flay" by 26 episodes.

[04/07/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "MTV Movie Awards Takeover" Exclusively Debuts a Clip from Guardians of the Galaxy
Co-star Chris Pratt will also appear on the "2014 MTV Movie Awards," airing this Sunday, April 13.

[04/07/14 - 03:02 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Claim Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Disney Channel's "Fish Hooks," Discovery's "Game of Stones" and Syfy's "Continuum."

[04/07/14 - 03:01 PM]
MTV's "Real World: Explosion" Delivers Highest-Rated Season in Three Years
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 2.

[04/07/14 - 02:22 PM]
Murder Victims Get the Final Word in Investigation Discovery's "Cell Block Psychic"
The special three-part series premieres Monday, April 21 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/07/14 - 01:38 PM]
"River Monsters'" Sixth-Season Premiere Is Most Watched Season Debut in Animal Planet History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 6.

[04/07/14 - 01:34 PM]
"Conan" Heading to Comic-Con(R) International in July 2015 as First Late-Night Show Ever to Broadcast from the Popular Event in San Diego
The series will broadcast a week of shows from the historic Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego.

[04/07/14 - 01:26 PM]
Push for the Playoffs: NBC Sports Group Presents Up to 10 NHL Games with Playoff Implications in Final Week of Regular Season
T.J. Oshie and the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues (52-19-7, 111 points) appear three times across NBC and NBCSN this week.







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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]
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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
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[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
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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]
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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.