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[02/20/15 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 20
Updates include: MTV passes on "Self Promotion"; Laurie Holden heads to "Chicago Med" at NBC; and Morris Chestnut set as lead on FOX's "Rosewood."

[02/20/15 - 02:33 PM]
"SNL 40" Jumps to a 9.2 in 18-49 and 26.5 Million Viewers Overall in "Live Plus Three Day" Nielsens
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15.

[02/20/15 - 12:14 PM]
The Cast of "black-ish" Pays a Delightful Tribute to Legendary Movie Dances in an On-Air Promo Airing During Sunday's Telecast of the 87th Oscars(R)
In the promo, Dre (Anthony Anderson) challenges youngest son, Jack (10-year-old Miles Brown), to prove he can indeed do any dance from any movie.

[02/20/15 - 11:39 AM]
At Long Last, Three-Time Oscar(R) Winner Meryl Streep Nominated for Coveted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award
Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas will host the celebration live on Saturday, March 28 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/20/15 - 11:06 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Handily Win Week of Feb. 9-13 Over ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 9-13.

[02/20/15 - 10:18 AM]
"In an Instant" - Breathtaking Stories of the Profound Will to Survive When, In an Instant, You are Staring Death in the Face
The series, formerly known as "Moment of Truth," premieres Friday, March 6 at 9:00/8:00c on ABC.

[02/20/15 - 10:02 AM]
"Rectify" Season 3 Begins Production - Sundance TV's Critically-Acclaimed Series Will Air Summer 2015
Production will, once again, take place in Griffin, Georgia, near Atlanta.

[02/20/15 - 09:25 AM]
CBS Thursday Delivers Big Comedy Open and Big Comedy Finale
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/20/15 - 09:05 AM]
Robert Mills Named Senior Vice President, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming, ABC Entertainment
Effective immediately, Mills is charged with development, current production and specials for ABC's alternative series.

[02/20/15 - 08:42 AM]
Despite Special "2.5 Men" Competition, "Blacklist" Maintains 100% of Last Week's Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/20/15 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye gets a boost from the one-hour series finale of "Two and a Half Men."

[02/20/15 - 08:18 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Each Thursday of the February Sweep for the First Time in 8 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/20/15 - 07:32 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Is the Only 11:35pm Talk Show Up Week to Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 9-13.

[02/20/15 - 06:36 AM]
WATCH ABC's "The Oscars(R) Backstage" to Stream Live on Facebook for the First Time
The curated "Director's Cut" feed from the award-winning The Oscars Backstage delivers three channels of live video feeds from over 20 cameras throughout the Dolby Theater to WATCH ABC for desktop and mobile devices.

[02/19/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 19
Updates include: Josh Hopkins, Donald Faison among quartet cast in NBC's Monica Potter comedy; Philip Winchester to lead "Endgame," also at NBC; and USA passes on its drama pilot "Evil Men."

[02/19/15 - 09:01 PM]
Meet The "American Idol XIV" Top 24 Semi-Finalists!
Next week, for the first time ever, from the stage of The Fillmore Detroit theater, the Top 12 guys will perform for the judges and America's vote on Wednesday, February 25.

[02/19/15 - 04:09 PM]
E! Gets Audiences Oscar Ready with Two Back-to-Back Red Carpet Inspired Specials Airing Friday, February 20th Starting at 6:00PM ET/PT
"A-List Beauty Secrets: Red Carpet Edition" and "A-List Listings: Academy Awards Edition" are both on tap tomorrow at the cable channel.

[02/19/15 - 03:17 PM]
Men's College Hoops: Season's Most-Viewed College Basketball Game on Any Network
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 18.

[02/19/15 - 02:06 PM]
Ryan Seacrest & Giuliana Rancic Host "Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Academy Awards" This Sunday, February 22nd at 5:30PM ET/2:30PM PT
Plus: look for "Fashion Police: The 2015 Academy Awards" on Monday, February 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/19/15 - 01:27 PM]
The World Premiere of "Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson Back of the Bus Funny" Debuts on Comedy Central on Saturday, February 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
In his one-hour stand-up special, Keith Robinson lives up to Hart's endorsement of him as a comedy legend.

[02/19/15 - 12:19 PM]
Lifetime's All-New Docu-Drama "Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston" Premieres Monday, March 2 at 9 PM ET/PT
Trauma cases account for 25% of all Emergency Department visits and Memorial Hermann Texas Medical is the busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in the nation, based on their trauma admissions.

[02/19/15 - 11:53 AM]
Disney XD Delivers Its Best Monday Prime in Several Months Driven by "Gravity Falls," "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" Preview and "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero"
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, February 16.

[02/19/15 - 11:06 AM]
Three More Join "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones" for Netflix
Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty and Wil Traval will co-star in the upcoming 13-episode series.

[02/19/15 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Watch the All-New Teaser for Upcoming Suspense Thriller Series "Wayward Pines"
The 10-episode series launches Thursday, May 14 at 9:00/8:00c on FOX.

[02/19/15 - 10:55 AM]
TLC Reunites Loved Ones on New Special "Long Lost Family"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, March 1 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[02/19/15 - 10:47 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Additional Talent for "Night of Too Many Stars," Taping Feb. 28 in NYC and Airing March 8 on Comedy Central
Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, Gilbert Gottfried, Maya Rudolph, and Sarah Silverman will join host Jon Stewart and previously announced talent on February 28 inside the Beacon Theatre.

[02/19/15 - 10:26 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Sets Season/Multi-Month Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 17.

[02/19/15 - 10:08 AM]
truTV Orders Pilot for "Adam Ruins Everything" (working title) from Big Breakfast
The show was born out of a popular CollegeHumor Original series which has generated more than 20 million views since premiering online with the sketch "Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam," in February of 2014.

[02/19/15 - 10:03 AM]
Starz Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Casts Jill Marie Jones in TV Adaptation of Classic Horror Franchise
The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere in late 2015.

[02/19/15 - 10:00 AM]
"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" to Debut Sunday, March 29, Exclusively on HBO
The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

[02/19/15 - 09:40 AM]
Video: AMC Releases A First Look Video to Celebrate the Upcoming Final Episodes of "Mad Men"
The show's final seven episodes begin on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/19/15 - 09:11 AM]
Antonio Tarver and Jimmy Smith Named Color Analysts for "Premier Boxing Champions" Series on Spike TV
Tarver and Smith complete Spike's "Premier Boxing Champions" announce team which includes Dana Jacobson as host and Scott Hansen as play-by-play announcer.

[02/19/15 - 09:10 AM]
Season Three of "Party Down South" Premieres Thursday, February 26 at 9 P.M., ET/PT on CMT
In the season premiere, as the roommates arrive in Mississippi for another wild vacation, they quickly realize they're a "Lil' Bit" short of eight people.

[02/19/15 - 09:03 AM]
Lori Loughlin Is Back on the Case in "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere April 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Kevin O'Grady also star in the franchise's third installment.

[02/19/15 - 08:48 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Jumps 21% to Its Highest Rating, Excluding the November Triple-Crossover, Since Premiere Week
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 18.

[02/19/15 - 08:35 AM]
The Booziest Night on Television Returns to Esquire Network with "Best Bars in America" and "Brew Dogs"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Wednesday, April 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/19/15 - 08:31 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Climbs to Another High for FOX
The newcomer delivers a series best 5.1 rating among adults 18-49 last night.

[02/19/15 - 08:31 AM]
"black-ish" Is Up for the 2nd Week to Its Highest Rating in Over 2 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 18.

[02/19/15 - 07:34 AM]
Travel Channel's "Time Traveling with Brian Unger" Brings American History to Life with Astonishing CGI Graphics and Fascinating Unknown Tales About National Treasures
The newcomer launches with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/19/15 - 07:11 AM]
ESPN and Disney/ABC Television Group Launch WATCH Authenticated Products to DIRECTV Customers
DIRECTV customers can now conveniently watch live programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, as well as live network streams of ABC.

[02/19/15 - 07:06 AM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Passes the Mic to Kid Cudi
Cudi will bring his unique beats and musical skills to the set of "Comedy Bang! Bang!" as Scott's new co-star starting Friday, July 10 at 11:00/10:00c.

[02/19/15 - 07:02 AM]
"Sharknado 3" to Wreak Havoc at Universal Orlando Resort
Featuring stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo, "Sharknado 3" will premiere on Syfy in July.

[02/19/15 - 07:02 AM]
Michelle Gomez Returns as Missy in BBC America's "Doctor Who"
The two-part episode, "The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar," is written by the show's lead writer Steven Moffat.

[02/19/15 - 07:01 AM]
Hulu Acquires Exclusive Subscription Video on Demand Rights to "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
All episodes will be available for streaming on Hulu with a Plus subscription beginning early April.

[02/19/15 - 06:03 AM]
Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison and Barbara Niven Start Production on the Mouthwatering Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original "Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery" (wt) for World Premiere May 10
The film is based on the New York Times bestselling book "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke.

[02/19/15 - 06:03 AM]
Cartoon Network Approaches 2015-16 Upfront with Unmatched Growth Across All Screens
Cartoon Network was the #1 most-watched network on FOD across all of cable in 2014, with more than 300 million orders.

[02/18/15 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 18
Updates include: Sullivan Stapleton tapped as male lead in NBC's "Blindspot"; Richard Dreyfuss to star in ABC's "Madoff" mini-series; and Dule Hill among the latest cast in "Doubt" at CBS.

[02/18/15 - 02:47 PM]
With Season Highs, "The Fosters" Is Cable TV's #1 Scripted Series at 8 O'Clock Among Target Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, February 16.

[02/18/15 - 02:30 PM]
Ryan Clark Officially Retires, Joins ESPN as NFL Analyst
Clark made regular ESPN guest analyst appearances the past two years as an active player, most recently at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.

[02/18/15 - 02:20 PM]
Turner Sports' Extensive Coverage of NBA All-Star 2015 Draws More Than 27.5 Million Viewers and Scored Audience Growth Across All Screens
Turner further spins the numbers for the week of January 26-February 1.







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[12/13/19 - 11:44 AM]
A Call of the Wildcats, "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special" Debuts on ABC Owned TV Stations Beginning Saturday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 20, on Disney+
The special takes viewers to the "High School Musical" set during filming in 2005, including archived video from the "Zac Cam" behind the scenes as filmed by Zac Efron with Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Alyson Reed and Olesya Rulin.

[12/13/19 - 10:06 AM]
Jennifer Hudson Returns to "Voice" Stage Along with Black Eyed Peas, Luke Combs, Lady Antebellum, Dua Lipa and Season 16 Winner Maelyn to Perform on Live "Voice" Finale Airing Tuesday, Dec. 17
The season finale will also feature special musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists, which will be announced soon.

[12/13/19 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere" Premieres March 18th
Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, "Little Fires Everywhere" follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

[12/13/19 - 09:22 AM]
"Delicious Miss Brown" Returns with Brand-New Menu of Southern Dishes, Family Traditions and Sea Island Culture
The series returns to Food Network on Sunday, January 5.

[12/13/19 - 09:00 AM]
TBS' "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Visits Hong Kong
"There was a huge march the day we left of hundreds of thousands of people - I'm sure it was in celebration of us being there and not people being excited we were leaving," said Bee.

[12/13/19 - 08:22 AM]
MTV Studios and Quibi Tap Keke Palmer to Host "Singled Out"
"I am thrilled to be hosting 'Singled Out'" said Keke Palmer. "To be able to reimagine this show for my generation and on a new platform is so exciting. Can't wait for you guys to see what we have in store!"

[12/13/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Holds Onto Top Spot for FOX
The network leads the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/13/19 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Dracula" - Teaser - Netflix
Claes Bang stars as Dracula in this brand-new series inspired by Bram Stoker's classic novel.

[12/12/19 - 11:15 PM]
Video: "The Gift" - Trailer - Netflix
A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past.

[12/12/19 - 03:15 PM]
Amazon Studios Orders Fourth Season of the Award-Winning Comedy "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"We were thrilled to hear that for the fourth time, we do not have to pack up and vacate the premises," said Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.

[12/12/19 - 02:11 PM]
"Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts" Explores a Colorful Post-Apocalypse with a Cast Including Karen Fukuhara, Sterling K. Brown, John Hodgman, GZA, and More!
The animated series premieres Tuesday, January 14 on Netflix.

[12/12/19 - 01:50 PM]
Lifetime's New Documentary Film Series "Hopelessly in Love" Explores Iconic and Tragic Celebrity Unions in Pop Culture History as a Three-Week Event This January
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Andre Rison; Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G.; and Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead are the featured topics.

[12/12/19 - 01:01 PM]
IFC's "Brockmire" Swings for the Fences in Its Fourth and Final Season Premiering in March 2020
Returning for the series' final season are Amanda Peet, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Katie Finneran.

[12/12/19 - 12:55 PM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires David France's "Welcome to Chechnya" Ahead of Its World Premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival
This searing documentary shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya.

[12/12/19 - 12:38 PM]
Revenge Action Film "Sweet Girl" Adds Cast
In the Netflix film, a devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife's death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).