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[02/21/15 - 09:01 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges NBC, CBS in Tight Demo Race
The Alphabet wins the evening by one-tenth of a ratings point in adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[02/21/15 - 08:52 AM]
Encore Telecast of "SNL 40th Anniversary Special" Delivers NBC's Top-Rated Friday Night in Adults 18-49, Excluding Sports, Since October 25, 2013
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 20.

[02/21/15 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins Each Friday of February Sweep for First Time in 20 Years - "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Hit Season Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 20.

[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.







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[10/22/19 - 12:46 PM]
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The feature-length film reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of the most successful brands in fashion history.

[10/22/19 - 11:37 AM]
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[10/22/19 - 11:30 AM]
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[10/22/19 - 10:01 AM]
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[10/22/19 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/22/19 - 09:45 AM]
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[10/22/19 - 08:59 AM]
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Utilizing a vast archive including never-before-seen personal materials and featuring O'Neal's family and friends, the film will include a who's who of comedy placing his work into the context of the time as well as today.

[10/22/19 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "9-1-1" Take Home Demo Honors
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched broadcaster overall.

[10/22/19 - 06:21 AM]
Discovery, Inc.'s Food Network Kitchen Officially Launches in U.S.
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[10/22/19 - 06:10 AM]
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[10/22/19 - 06:00 AM]
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[10/21/19 - 05:00 PM]
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[10/21/19 - 01:08 PM]
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[10/21/19 - 11:35 AM]
Netflix Orders "Grand Army" - A New Series Created and Executived by Katie Cappiello Based on Her Play
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[10/21/19 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Max Orders "The Ho's" (working title) from Lionsgate TV
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