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[09/29/14 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 29
Updates include: ABC Family passes on drama pilot "Unstrung"; "The Big Bang Theory's" Melissa Rauch sells comedy to CBS; and Cindy Chupack to "Dish" for ABC.

[09/29/14 - 06:51 PM]
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" to Premiere Simultaneously on Netflix and in Select Global IMAX(R) Theaters
Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star in the Yuen Wo-Ping-directed film, due on August 28, 2015.

[09/29/14 - 04:12 PM]
TBS' Exclusive Presentation of 2014 American League Division Series Begins with Doubleheader on Thursday, Oct. 2
TBS' pregame coverage will begin at either 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. with the MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200 show hosted by Casey Stern with analysts Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield.

[09/29/14 - 01:55 PM]
"E:60's" Fall 2014 Season Premieres on ESPN this Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET Featuring Profiles of Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles and Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman
Other upcoming profiles include Cam Newton, Gerald McCoy, Jason Witten, Max Scherzer, Randy Johnson, and Rob Ryan.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Ends Season Two with Highest Rated Episode and Total Night in Series History
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Chicago P.D." Sets a New Series Record of 11.1 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Tips Off the College Basketball Season with Midnight Madness Coverage
This is the ninth year ESPNU Midnight Madness has provided coverage of the annual college basketball tradition.

[09/29/14 - 01:38 PM]
CBS to Win Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/29/14 - 01:21 PM]
New Performers Announced for "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Airing Wednesday, November 5
Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

[09/29/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Law & Order: SVU" Stories Converge with Three-Part Crossover to Air Nov. 11-12
The three series will share a storyline about a child pornography ring that stretches from Chicago to New York and will arc over three episodes.

[09/29/14 - 12:46 PM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary in October and Over 33,000 Pounds Lost in Show's First 15 Seasons
Including the season 16 contestants on the current edition, "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," the series has helped 310 contestants dramatically transform their health and their lives.

[09/29/14 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Family Picks Up Network's First Procedural Drama "Stitchers" and Second Season of "Young & Hungry"
The former follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.

[09/29/14 - 12:09 PM]
CBS's "The Dovekeepers" Starts Production in Malta Today
The four-hour limited event series is based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

[09/29/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Empire" Books Naomi Campbell for Recurring Role
She will play an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger potential heir to his father's throne, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), over whom she exercises considerable influence.

[09/29/14 - 10:39 AM]
National Geographic Channel Ramps Up Daytime Schedule with Programming from Nat Geo WILD and National Geographic Channels International
"This is an opportunity for us to reinvigorate our daytime schedule while taking advantage of the brand's diverse and extensive inventory," said Brad Dancer.

[09/29/14 - 10:34 AM]
Live+3: ABC's Wednesday Line-Up Sees Big Playback Gains
ABC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 10:22 AM]
Live+3s: "Red Band" Holds 100% of Premiere Rating After 3 Days of Delayed Viewing
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 09:39 AM]
"The Good Wife" Grows by More Than Two Million Viewers Over Its Year-Ago Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 09:26 AM]
ABC Family to Air a Week's Worth of Witchcraft and Wizardry with "Harry Potter Week," Starting Monday, October 13
Fans can visit fundayapp.com to Potterfy their profile photos with art inspired by their favorite wizards.

[09/29/14 - 08:52 AM]
TBS to Be Exclusive Home of the American League Throughout 2014 MLB Postseason Beginning with A.L. Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 P.M. ET
Sports Emmy Award winning commentator Ernie Johnson will provide play-by-play for the game with analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken and reporter Matt Winer.

[09/29/14 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Hold Off Premieres on FOX, ABC
FOX's comedy lineup returns up big thanks to crossover event between "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons."

[09/29/14 - 08:38 AM]
"Angkor Revealed" - Two-Part Smithsonian Channel(TM) Special Premieres on Consecutive Sundays, October 5th & 12th at 8 PM ET/PT
Smithsonian Channel takes viewers deep into the Cambodian jungle to reveal the secrets of this enigmatic lost city.

[09/29/14 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's Season Premiere Sunday Is Up with "Once Upon a Time" Opening at Nearly 2 Year-Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 08:19 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 for the Night in Every Key Measure - Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, Plus Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 07:00 AM]
Commentators and Undercard Announced for ESPN Boxing Special on October 1
The show from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., will feature a 12-round IBF eliminator between Middleweight contenders Hassan "El Fenómeno" N'Dam (30-1, 18 KOs) and Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs).

[09/29/14 - 06:49 AM]
The Second Season of Amazon Studios' Original Comedy Series "Alpha House," from Doonesbury Creator Garry Trudeau, Premieres Friday, October 24
The series is produced by Garry Trudeau, Elliot Webb and Jonathan Alter.

[09/29/14 - 06:03 AM]
Hallmark Channel November & December Date Changes
New air dates are set for "Christmas Under Wraps," "Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle" and "Christmas at Cartwright's."

[09/28/14 - 10:29 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
"Saturday Night Football" and "48 Hours" lead their respective networks last night.

[09/28/14 - 10:22 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Sets a New Series Record of 12.1 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 23.

[09/28/14 - 10:04 AM]
40th Season Premiere of "Saturday Night Live" Equals the Show's Highest Metered-Market Household Rating Since March 8
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 27.

[09/28/14 - 09:04 AM]
Live+3: ABC's "SHIELD" Scores Bigger Playback Lifts Year to Year
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 23.

[09/27/14 - 09:03 AM]
Live+3s: "Gotham" Jumps to a 5.0 Rating, Surges Past "Blacklist" and Ties "The Voice"
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/27/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The Blacklist" Set a New Series Record of 17.4 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/27/14 - 08:40 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Return of "Shark Tank" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet claimed the top three spots among adults 18-49 last night.

[09/27/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Reports Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in Six Months and Biggest Overall Viewership in Three Months
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[09/27/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Dominates Season Premiere Friday at a 6-Year High - "Shark Tank" Posts Best-Ever Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[09/26/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 26
Updates include: Josh Holloway lands lead role on USA's "Colony"; Kourtney Kang asks "Who's Steve" at ABC; and Jenna Bans, Ol Parker also book projects at the Alphabet.

[09/26/14 - 03:35 PM]
Lifetime Renews "Devious Maids" for Third Season
Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci will be back for another 13 episodes.

[09/26/14 - 01:31 PM]
Derek Jeter to Appear on "The Tonight Show" Thursday, Oct. 2
Other guests on the telecast will be James Marsden and chart-topping rock band 5 Seconds of Summer.

[09/26/14 - 11:34 AM]
Syfy Conjures Up More "Wizard Wars" - Series Will Re-Appear in January
The series is expected to return in January 2015, showcasing magicians from Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and more.

[09/26/14 - 11:03 AM]
The CW Extends Premiere of "The Flash" by Nearly Three Minutes
The season premiere of "Supernatural" then will start almost three minutes past the hour.

[09/26/14 - 09:33 AM]
Starz Offers a Layup for Consumers - Free Sampling of First Two Episodes of Original Series "Survivor's Remorse" Beginning September 27
The six-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series premieres Saturday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/26/14 - 09:21 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is the No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show on Thursday in Homes and Adults 18-49, Beating Both NBC's "Fallon" and CBS' "Letterman"
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:57 AM]
CMT to Exclusively Premiere Blake Shelton's Highly Anticipated New Album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine," Beginning Today at CMT Artists
Shelton joins the ranks of such top country artists as Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert who have partnered exclusively with CMT First to deliver new music to their passionate fan bases.

[09/26/14 - 08:52 AM]
Viewers to Get an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Christmas Episode During ABC Family's "The Hunger Games" Weekend
The exclusive look will air during the first hour of "The Hunger Games" on Sunday, October 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/26/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Equals Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since October 3, 2013
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Family to Air Halloween Specials of "Freak Out" on October 21 and 22
The two one-hour specials, from SallyAnn Salsano's 495 Productions, will air during the network's beloved programming event "13 Nights of Halloween."

[09/26/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's New Thursday Night Opens Big - 5 Year High
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "How to Get Away with Murder" Opens Big for ABC
The Alphabet's newcomer grows from its "Scandal" lead-in among total viewers.

[09/26/14 - 08:14 AM]
CMT Packs Fall Lineup with New and Returning Music Series and Specials
Highlights include "CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney," premiering Saturday, September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
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[10/20/14 - 12:22 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 - 10:55 AM]
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[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
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