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[01/16/15 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 16
Updates include: Gary Sinise to star in "Criminal Minds" spin-off at CBS; NBC eyes "Chicago Med" as latest in "Chicago Fire" franchise; and "Hannibal" season three now set for summer.

[01/16/15 - 03:19 PM]
Brian Williams to Anchor NBC News Coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address and the Republican Response
Beginning at 8:45pm ET, Brian Williams and the NBC News team will host a pre-speech live stream on NBCNews.com.

[01/16/15 - 01:15 PM]
Corie Henson Joins Fox Broadcasting Company as Executive Vice President, Alternative Entertainment
Henson joins the network as FOX's outgoing head of alternative entertainment, Simon Andreae, transitions into a new producing role.

[01/16/15 - 12:39 PM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Take the Ratings Week of Jan. 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 5-9.

[01/16/15 - 12:23 PM]
"Parenthood" Ties for #1 in Women 18-49 and Ranks #1 Outright Among Adults 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 15.

[01/16/15 - 11:04 AM]
FOX 30-Day Multiplatform Ratings - Season to Date Recap
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/16/15 - 09:59 AM]
Nielsen Study-DVR Beyond 7 Days: Playback Is Increasing in Days 8-28
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/16/15 - 09:15 AM]
Eva Longoria's Comedy Series "Telenovela" Gets Luz Verde from NBC
NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the singlecam comedy that will star and be executive produced by Longoria.

[01/16/15 - 09:12 AM]
Stories of Courage and Love from the Underground Railroad Come to NBC for 8-Hour Epic Miniseries "Freedom Run"
Iconic musician Stevie Wonder, who has won 25 Grammy Awards, recorded 30 Top 10 hits, is an Oscar winner and a member of both the Rock 'n' Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame, will serve as an executive producer.

[01/16/15 - 09:09 AM]
Zachary Levi on Board for Highly Anticipated "Heroes Reborn"
Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet in the original "Heroes" series, has previously been cast to reprise his role as "HRG."

[01/16/15 - 09:05 AM]
NBC Signs Development Deal with Musical Legend Dolly Parton
This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience.

[01/16/15 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Tops Viewers, Demos for FOX
The network's reality mainstay however declines 15% from last week among adults 18-49.

[01/16/15 - 08:19 AM]
The Network Television Premiere of "Pitch Perfect" Airs Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Fans can relive every aca-battle and The Bellas path to musical redemption during a live Twitter chat with Hana Mae Lee (@hanamaelee) from the film during the east coast airing using #PitchPerfectParty.

[01/16/15 - 08:01 AM]
Senator Corey Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli and Comedian Bill Burr Scheduled as Premiere Night Panelists for "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," Debuting Jan. 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Other upcoming panelists include Amy Holmes, John Leguizamo, Jon Lovett, Kathleen Madigan, Soledad O'Brien, David Remnick, Frank Rich, Ilyasah Shabazz, Matt Taibbi, Baratunde Thurston and Ali Wentworth.

[01/16/15 - 07:52 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Starts 2015 with a 5-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 5-9.

[01/16/15 - 06:50 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Fat N Furious: Rolling Thunder" Is Back for a Second Bite on Monday, January 26 at 10PM ET/PT
These large-and-in-charge car junkies of Christmas Automotive continue to boost business by hunting down left-for-dead cars and bringing them back to life.

[01/15/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 15
Updates include: NBC issues pilot orders for two dramas; Donny Deutsch to topline USA's "Donny!"; and "WWE Tough Enough" eyed for sixth season at USA.

[01/15/15 - 03:32 PM]
PBS Black History Month Programming Celebrates the Richness of African-American History and Culture
PBS will offer special new episodes from popular titles, along with encore programming - all of which will stream online after broadcast on the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/15/15 - 03:20 PM]
Esquire Network Follows Clay Aiken's 2014 Bid for Congress in the Unfiltered, All-Access Documentary Series "The Runner-Up"
Produced by Academy Award-winner Simon Chinn and Emmy Award-winner Jonathan Chinn through their company Lightbox, the four-hour original documentary series is set to premiere in April.

[01/15/15 - 03:19 PM]
Esquire Network Renews Original Series "Car Matchmaker" and "Boundless" and Week-Long Live Event "Running of the Bulls"
To date, Esquire Network has premiered 21 original programs and specials, garnering double-digit growth in all key demos.

[01/15/15 - 03:10 PM]
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" to Air Three Original Episodes in Three Days
Look for back-to-back new episodes on Sunday, January 25 followed by a special solo installment on Tuesday, January 27.

[01/15/15 - 03:09 PM]
CBS Gives "Undercover Boss" Another Special Sunday Airing on January 25
Rick Forman, Founder and CEO of Forman Mills Inc., will be featured in said installment.

[01/15/15 - 03:08 PM]
CBS Flips "Scorpion" Episodes for Post-AFC Championship Football Game
"Charades" will now air this Sunday, January 18 following the game with "Forget Me Nots" now set for the following night, January 19.

[01/15/15 - 03:07 PM]
Video: 2015 January NBCU Press Tour Trailers
Get your first look at USA's "Complications," Syfy's "The Expanse" and Bravo's "Odd Mom Out."

[01/15/15 - 03:07 PM]
Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke Join the Cast of "Zoo," A New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
Burke and Connolly join previously announced series regulars James Wolk, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie.

[01/15/15 - 02:38 PM]
Bravo Media Sets Premiere Date for Second Scripted Series "Odd Mom Out" and Greenlights Seven New and Returning Series
"Flipping Out," "Married to Medicine" and "The Real Housewives of Orange County" are among those returning for new seasons.

[01/15/15 - 02:26 PM]
History's "The Curse of Oak Island" Reaches Series High 3.1 Million Viewers in Season Two Finale
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/15/15 - 01:56 PM]
E! Greenlights Second Season of "House of DVF"
The second season of "House of DVF" starts production during New York Fashion Week.

[01/15/15 - 01:55 PM]
E! Announces Second Season Pick-Up for the Network's First Original Scripted Series "The Royals"
Said renewal comes in advance of its first season premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/15/15 - 01:51 PM]
NBC Presents Three Weekends of Figure Skating - Highlighted by U.S. Figure Skating Championships - Beginning This Sat. at 5 PM ET
Plus: look for primetime coverage on Saturday, January 24 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/15/15 - 01:32 PM]
"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" Picks Up DGA Nomination, Celebrates Ratings Wins for Season Two Airing Now on CMT
The nomination marks a first for both CMT and Adam Vetri, who serves as director on the series for 51 Minds, along with associate director Ian Blankenship and stage manager Richard Mercury Melendez.

[01/15/15 - 01:13 PM]
CBS News Announces Multi-Platform Coverage Plans for President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address and the Republican Response
"CBS Evening News" Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley leads the coverage beginning at 9:00 PM, ET.

[01/15/15 - 12:46 PM]
New Kids on the Block Serves As House Band on "Live with Kelly and Michael"
They'll appear on the Tuesday, January 20 episode, spending the full hour with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

[01/15/15 - 12:44 PM]
CNBC Breaks Primetime Records in 2014 - Delivers Best Year Since 2001 in Primetime
Plus: "The Profit," featuring serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis who saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process, will return for a third season in the spring.

[01/15/15 - 12:18 PM]
"Off The Chain Presents: Rodney Perry" Becomes Bounce TV's Most-Watched Original Ever
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/15/15 - 12:14 PM]
The CW Announces Winners for First-Ever "The World Dog Awards"
George Lopez hosts the two-hour event, airing tonight at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/15/15 - 11:22 AM]
"Empire" Is Breaking Records! Most-Viewed Premiere in FOX NOW History!
FOX spins the digital numbers to date for the series.

[01/15/15 - 11:13 AM]
Actors Luis Guzman and Finesse Mitchell to Guest Star on the New Showtime(R) Pilot "Roadies"
Luke Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Colson "MGK" Baker, Peter Cambor and Keisha Castle-Hughes were previously announced as stars of the ensemble cast.

[01/15/15 - 11:07 AM]
Lifetime's All-New Docu-Sitcom "Kosher Soul" Premieres February 25
The series follows the lives of Los Angeles stylist Miriam Sternoff, who is Jewish, and her fiance, southern and African-American comedian O'Neal McKnight.

[01/15/15 - 10:38 AM]
Sundays Are All Natural History on Nat Geo WILD - And In February We're Taking You to: "Wild Australia"
The two-night, four-hour event kicks off Sunday, February 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/15/15 - 10:28 AM]
New Brett Gelman Special Premieres Feb. 13 on Adult Swim
"Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family" premieres Friday, February 13th at 12:30 a.m. (ET, PT).

[01/15/15 - 10:11 AM]
Syfy and The Asylum Announce Ian Ziering and Tara Reid Will Star in "Sharknado 3"
Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

[01/15/15 - 10:10 AM]
Syfy Takes Jim Uhls for "Spin" - Acclaimed Writer to Adapt Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo Award Winning Novel Into Six Hour Miniseries
The widely acclaimed novel centers on a young scientist trying to save humanity from the impending apocalypse of a mysterious, impenetrable cloud that has enveloped the entire Earth, blacking out the stars.

[01/15/15 - 09:45 AM]
Travel Channel's New Original Series "Breaking Borders" Gathers People from All Sides of a Conflict for a Real Conversation at the Dinner Table
Premiering Sunday, March 15 at 9:00/8:00c, the series is hosted by Peabody Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio.

[01/15/15 - 08:54 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with Terry Crews Builds Week to Week, Posting the Biggest Adult 18-49 Gain Among the Top-Tier Syndie Game Shows
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 2.

[01/15/15 - 08:43 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Builds on Its Adult 18-49 Lead-In from "SVU" for The Second Time This Season
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 14.

[01/15/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Comedy Block Surges by Double-Digits Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 14.

[01/15/15 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Grows in Second Week for FOX
The network's newcomer delivers a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 last night.

[01/15/15 - 08:18 AM]
TLC Delivers "Big Fat Fabulous" Ratings on Tuesday Night
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/15/15 - 08:11 AM]
Nickelodeon Launches First "Blaze and the Monster Machines" App, Inspired by the Hit STEM Preschool Series
Available now, the app introduces preschoolers to STEM concepts as they race along preset courses or build their own tracks.







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[05/28/20 - 12:20 PM]
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[05/28/20 - 11:24 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 11:17 AM]
All-New "American Chopper" Special Brings Motorcycle Mania Back to Discovery Channel, Airing Tuesday, June 9
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[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
CMT Adds More Star Power to "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special" Premiering Wednesday, June 3 at 8 PM ET/PT on CMT with Three Network Simulcast
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[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 10:29 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 10:04 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 10:01 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 09:59 AM]
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[05/28/20 - 09:49 AM]
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