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[09/30/14 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 30
Updates include: Yvonne Strahovski boards ABC's "The Astronauts Wives Club"; Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce to bring feature "Big" to small screen at FOX; and Yvette Nicole Brown is departing "Community."

[09/30/14 - 02:53 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 02:18 PM]
"Parenthood" Delivered the Show's Highest 18-49 Rating in Live+3 Since October 3, 2013
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/30/14 - 02:04 PM]
Discovery Channel Moves Up the Cable Ranker and Into the Top Five for Adults and Men During 3Q14
Discovery spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 01:22 PM]
Animal Planet Explores the Striking Similarities of People and Primates in the Natural History Special "The Real Apes of the Planet"
The new two-hour documentary premieres Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[09/30/14 - 01:02 PM]
Lifetime Announces Holiday Movie Slate for 2014
"An En Vogue Christmas," "Seasons of Love," "Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'" and "The Santa Con" will join the previously announced "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever."

[09/30/14 - 01:01 PM]
Nickelodeon Is Top-Rated Total Day Network for 3Q and September 2014
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month and the quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 12:59 PM]
Premiere of "Gotham" Leads FOX to Rank No. 2 for the Week Among Adults 18-34 and Fourth Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/14 - 12:55 PM]
FX Networks Stays in Relationships with "Married" and "You're the Worst"
"Married" is continuing on FX and "You're The Worst" is moving to its new home on FXX.

[09/30/14 - 12:20 PM]
TNT Extends Its Summer Victory by Ranking as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime for Q3 2014 Among Total Viewers
Turner spins the numbers for the third quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 12:14 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Announces the 13th Annual 2014 Talent Showcase, Presented by ABC Casting, Tuesday, October 7, in New York
The 14 featured actors were selected from nearly 7,000 candidates who submitted their resumes, and approximately 500 who auditioned for ABC casting executives in New York.

[09/30/14 - 12:13 PM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day During 3Q 2014 in Total Viewers and Across All Major Youth Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 12:09 PM]
Frances Berwick Named President of Newly Formed Lifestyle Network Group within NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
Also, Adam Stotsky has been appointed General Manager of E! Entertainment, responsible for day-to-day operations of the network, in addition to his current role as President, Esquire Network.

[09/30/14 - 12:08 PM]
"The Great Halloween Fright Fight," A One-Hour Special to Haunt Households Before Halloween, Premieres October 28 on ABC
The new special will feature a number of families competing for the greatest haunted Halloween displays and a $50,000 prize.

[09/30/14 - 11:53 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Secures All-Star Cast for New Scripted Series "Another Period"
Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman will join series stars and creators Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome.

[09/30/14 - 11:23 AM]
The Kilcher Clan Returns to Discovery for Season Four of "Alaska: The Last Frontier"
This season, the Kilchers face unexpected and daunting challenges due to a historically warm winter.

[09/30/14 - 11:21 AM]
FYI Orders Follow-Up Series Following Two Couples Who Remained Married in "Married at First Sight: The First Year"
Production begins immediately on eight one-hour episodes slated to premiere in 2015.

[09/30/14 - 11:17 AM]
First-Place Chelsea & Premier League Scoring Leader Diego Costa Host Fourth-Place Arsenal This Sunday at 9:05 AM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match joined by former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.

[09/30/14 - 11:10 AM]
GSN Announces Season Two Pick-Up of Original Hit Series "Skin Wars"
Along with host, Rebecca Romijn, returning judges for season two include RuPaul and body painting experts Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina.

[09/30/14 - 10:54 AM]
"A Hero's Welcome" Honors U.S. Military on Veterans Day - Robert Irvine, Genevieve Gorder and Gary Sinise Surprise U.S. Soldier with Home Renovation
The special will air on Veterans Day across all six Scripps Networks Interactive lifestyle channels: Food Network, HGTV, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Travel Channel and Great American Country.

[09/30/14 - 10:49 AM]
CBS Wins Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/14 - 10:45 AM]
ABC Wins Premiere Week in Non-Sports Adults 18-49 with 6 of the Top 15 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/14 - 10:41 AM]
The World Premiere of "Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure" Debuts on Comedy Central(R) on Saturday, October 18 at Midnight ET/PT
Leading up to the on-air premiere, the Comedy Central Stand-Up Web site and app will feature preview clips from the special.

[09/30/14 - 10:32 AM]
UFC(R) Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Macdonald vs. Saffiedine Features Battle of Top-10 Welterweights
Following the Saturday evening fights, FOX Sports 1 looks to episode five of "The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned" on Wednesday, October 8.

[09/30/14 - 10:32 AM]
Jake and His Crew Take Flight Over London in Primetime Special, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!" Premiering Sunday, October 26 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Beloved Disney heritage characters Wendy, John and Michael Darling make their series debut in the music-filled special.

[09/30/14 - 10:20 AM]
Saturday's Season Premiere of "48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is the Night's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, September 27.

[09/30/14 - 10:15 AM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Pilot "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Sets Cast
Rachel Bloom will be joined by notable television and Broadway actors Santino Fontana, Michael McDonald, Donna Lynne Champlin and Vincent Rodriguez III as series regulars.

[09/30/14 - 10:15 AM]
NBC Wins Premiere Week in Every Key Demo, With the Second-Biggest Adult 18-49 Margin for Any Net in 11 Years
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/14 - 10:14 AM]
Lifetime's New Docu-Series, "The Sisterhood," Premieres Tuesday, November 25, at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows five young women who are considering the life-changing decision of taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns.

[09/30/14 - 10:07 AM]
"Scorpion" Is Monday's Top Drama in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 10:02 AM]
Saturday Nights Are a Family Affair on OWN with "Deion's Family Playbook" and "Flex & Shanice" Premiering November 1
Both series will air back-to-back at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[09/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Heads to Phoenix for Live Feb. 1 Post-Super Bowl Broadcast
The show will air from Phoenix's Orpheum Theater following NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX, an original episode of "The Blacklist" and the NBC stations' late local news.

[09/30/14 - 09:54 AM]
"The Steve Wilkos Show" Posts Highest Premiere Week on Record
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of September 15-19.

[09/30/14 - 09:53 AM]
Live+3: ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" Marks Largest-Ever L+3 Viewer Lift of Any Telecast on Any Network
ABC further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/30/14 - 09:50 AM]
ABC to Keep "Mistresses" for a Third Season
Co-star Alyssa Milano however won't be returning to the summer series.

[09/30/14 - 09:44 AM]
Cartoon Network Peeks "Over The Garden Wall" - First-Ever Miniseries Spans Five Mysterious Nights Beginning Monday, November 3
This ten episode mystery adventure, created by Patrick McHale, features the voices of Elijah Wood, Melanie Lynskey and Collin Dean and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

[09/30/14 - 09:24 AM]
Travel Channel and Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Ink Partnership to Produce New Five-Part Series of Specials
The specials will anchor the Travel Channel's "Beach Week" multi-platform programming event, currently scheduled for February 2015.

[09/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
Saints-Cowboys on NBC "Sunday Night Football" Tops All "Premiere Week" Primetime Programming in Rating, Viewership & Demos
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/30/14 - 09:03 AM]
"Private Violence," Exploring the Complicated Issue of Domestic Abuse Through the Stories of Two Courageous Women, Debuts Oct. 20 on HBO
Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film emphasizes the stigma domestic violence still carries for its victims, telling the stories of two women.

[09/30/14 - 09:02 AM]
Dominic Cooper Returns as Howard Stark in "Marvel's Agent Carter"
He will reprise the role of Howard Stark in the upcoming series coming to ABC in 2015.

[09/30/14 - 09:00 AM]
TBS Greenlights "The Smiths," Starring NBA Legend Kenny Smith and Family
The network has ordered six episodes of "The Smiths," with plans to launch the series in spring 2015.

[09/30/14 - 08:52 AM]
"The Voice" Maintains 100% of Its Premiere-Week Rating and Retains 98% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 08:49 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" to Give Viewers an Inside Look at the Show in Special Episode, Airing Tuesday, October 21
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse sit down to answer fans burning questions about the show.

[09/30/14 - 08:44 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Scores Multi-Month Highs and Beats "Ellen" in All Key Measures
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 15-19.

[09/30/14 - 08:40 AM]
ESPN's Seth Greenberg & Jay Williams Join "College GameDay" Basketball Program
They'll join the retuning duo of host Rece Davis and analyst Jay Bilas on the eight-week Saturday morning and evening program that originates from the site of ESPN's Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast.

[09/30/14 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Castle" Posts Its Top-Rated Premiere in 3 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 08:31 AM]
FOX Sports' MLB Postseason Broadcast Teams Blend Experience, Versatility & Depth
Joe Buck, and analysts Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci, are MLB on FOX's new lead broadcast team and carry the bulk of the postseason load.

[09/30/14 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Powers NBC to Victory in Adults 18-49
The Peacock's reality franchise replicates its premiere numbers from last week.

[09/30/14 - 08:07 AM]
UEFA Champions League across ESPN Platforms
ESPN's coverage of the UEFA Champions League will continue live this Tuesday, September 30 at 12 p.m. with CSKA Moskow facing the reigning UEFA champions FC Bayern Munchen.

[09/30/14 - 07:38 AM]
IFC's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" Season 3 Returns Friday, October 17 at 11pm ET/PT - New Night & Time - New Guest Stars
Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts return for the second half of season three of the unconventional scripted late night talk show.







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[03/28/17 - 10:30 AM]
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