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[01/14/15 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 14
Updates include: NBC greenlights three comedy pilots; Ross Marquand joins the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead"; and Kathryn Hahn to return to NBC's "Parks & Recreation."

[01/14/15 - 08:04 PM]
USA Cancels "Benched" After One Season
Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones co-created the half-hour for the ABC Signature-based The Mark Gordon Company.

[01/14/15 - 02:59 PM]
"Fashion Police's" New Fierce Fourseome Brings Stylish Wall-to-Wall Coverage Throughout Award Season Only on E!
The SAGs, the Super Bowl, the Grammys, NY Fashion Week, Academy Awards and so much more are on tap.

[01/14/15 - 01:27 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network for Total Day Delivery Among Adults and Men 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 Across the Second Week of January
Turner spins the numbers for the week of January 5-11.

[01/14/15 - 01:17 PM]
"Kyle Kinane: I Liked His Old Stuff Better" Premieres on Comedy Central on Jan. 23 at Midnight ET/PT; "Dane Cook: Troublemaker" Premieres on Comedy Central on Jan 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
For fans that can't wait for Kinane's new material, the special will be available on January 20 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.

[01/14/15 - 01:01 PM]
Inaugural SEC Network Softball Season Expands TV Schedule Threefold in 2015
The additional games will increase SEC softball's television coverage to a historic high, with three times more nationally televised matchups than in previous years.

[01/14/15 - 12:57 PM]
GSN Bucks Cable Trend, Showing Growth Year Over Year
GSN spins the numbers for 2014 to date.

[01/14/15 - 12:24 PM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in Live Twitter Chat with Fans During Season Premieres Tonight
Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler, Sterling Knight, Jada Facer and Kevin Fonteyne; Melissa Peterman, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Chelsea Kane are among the participants.

[01/14/15 - 12:16 PM]
Hallmark Channel Maintains Its Stronghold on Saturday Nights
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 10.

[01/14/15 - 12:05 PM]
VH1 Renews the Hit Series "VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn" for a Sixth Season
VH1 wants to know who YOU would like to see on the couch with Dr. Jenn by encouraging fans to tweet their couples of choice to @CouplesTherapy using the hashtag #CouplesTherapy.

[01/14/15 - 12:00 PM]
Mike Myers Signs Overall Deal with HBO
"Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era," said Michael Lombardo. "The opportunity to collaborate with a talent of his stature is tremendously exciting."

[01/14/15 - 11:45 AM]
History Premieres Season 2 of Hit Series "Appalachian Outlaws" - Series Premieres Monday, February 2nd at 10PM ET/PT
In the new season the stakes are higher for the growers, the diggers and the middlemen in this dangerous new world money grab.

[01/14/15 - 11:39 AM]
Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend, Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell Join Cast of WGN America's "Salem" Season Two
Created and written by award-winning Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, the gripping one-hour drama, produced by Fox 21, will return to WGN America in April.

[01/14/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's Announces "Comic Book Men" Season 4B Key Art & Premiere Date
The series returns Sunday, February 15 at midnight/11:00c on the cable channel.

[01/14/15 - 10:55 AM]
Ovation TV Uncovers a Whole New Set of Mysteries When Season 8 of "The Artful Detective" Premieres Saturday, February 21
In this 8th season of "The Artful Detective," the series celebrates its 100th episode.

[01/14/15 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Announces Premiere Dates for the 10 Year Anniversary of "Dancing with the Stars" and the 25th Anniversary of "America's Funniest Home Videos"
The former kicks off on Monday, March 16 while the latter airs on Sunday, February 15.

[01/14/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production on the New One-Hour Procedural Drama Series "Stitchers"
Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris star alongside the recently cast Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Allison Scagliotti.

[01/14/15 - 09:34 AM]
ABC Announces Premiere Date for New Reality Series "Repeat After Me," From Warner Horizon Television and Inspired by the Highly Successful Signature Segment from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Wendi McLendon-Covey hosts the series, due on Tuesday, February 17 at 8:30/7:30c.

[01/14/15 - 09:30 AM]
World Premiere "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" to Air on Lifetime This Saturday, January 17
The special is hosted by legendary music man Clive Davis, Whitney Houston's longtime mentor and creative partner, who shares unique reminiscences and personal anecdotes.

[01/14/15 - 09:27 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes Top 10 - Draws More Than 17 Million for the Fifth Time Since September and Makes Top 10 in Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 11.

[01/14/15 - 09:24 AM]
New ESPN Films Documentary "Keepers of the Streak" to Debut January 23
Directed by sports photographer Neil Leifer, the film chronicles the decades-long journey of veteran shooters John Biever, Walter Iooss, Mickey Palmer and Tony Tomsic.

[01/14/15 - 09:11 AM]
VH1 Classic Celebrates 40 Years of "Saturday Night Live" with "SNL Rewind: 2015 - 1975" Mega-Marathon
Fans can relive the best moments of "SNL" history with 19 days of back-to-back episodes in this 433-hour "SNL" marathon -- the longest ever mounted for a single series on television ever.

[01/14/15 - 09:06 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Unveils Inaugural MLS Television Schedule
Coverage begins Sunday, March 8 with the first of three doubleheaders, this one featuring Sporting Kansas City at home against the New York Red Bulls followed by the Seattle Sounders facing Eastern Conference Champion New England Revolution.

[01/14/15 - 09:05 AM]
TBS and Twitch Team Up for "King of the Nerds" Preview Event
Top Twitch influencers Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and Jon Carnage are set to moderate the event, which will mark Twitch's first-ever live television viewing party.

[01/14/15 - 09:02 AM]
"Game of Thrones(R)" IMAX(R) Screenings Rescheduled One Week Later to Accommodate Unprecedented Fan Enthusiasm
Said offering will now launch one week later on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extend through February 5.

[01/14/15 - 09:01 AM]
Initial Presenters Announced for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Kevin Costner, Ethan Hawke, Rashida Jones, Michael Keaton, Lorelei Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Matt McGorry, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and Emma Stone are among those on tap.

[01/14/15 - 09:01 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Returns to the Lone Star State for Five Original Shows in Austin, Texas Starting Monday, March 16
On returning to Texas, Jimmy Kimmel said, "We had so much fun in Austin last year, we're doing it again. This time we might never come back."

[01/14/15 - 08:50 AM]
Seventh Season Premiere of "Parks and Recreation" Is Up 50% Versus Its Finale Last May in 18-49 and Up 39% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/14/15 - 08:49 AM]
NBC Sports Group Announces Multi-Year Deal for New "Premier Boxing Champions" Series
Beginning with the first show, Saturday, March 7, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, NBC and NBCSN will present 20 live "PBC on NBC" boxing events in 2015.

[01/14/15 - 08:34 AM]
ABC Earns Second on Tuesday Night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/14/15 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
The Eye wins the evening in both categories by wide margins.

[01/14/15 - 08:19 AM]
ESPN's 2015 Early-Season Sunday Night Baseball Schedule
ESPN will open its 26th season with MLB Opening Night presented by Scotts - the St. Louis Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs - on ESPN2, Sunday, Apr. 5, at 8 p.m. ET.

[01/14/15 - 08:04 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Broad City" for Third Season, Releases "Broad City Keyboard" App
"It has just been brought to my attention that 'Broad City' is a female-centric show, but we're going to do more anyway," said Kent Alterman.

[01/14/15 - 07:39 AM]
Tiffani Thiessen Sets the Table for a Star-Studded Dinner Party on New Cooking Channel Series "Dinner at Tiffani's"
The newcomer launches Wednesday, February 25 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[01/14/15 - 07:02 AM]
2015 ABC NBA Showcase Schedule Update
ESPN announced today it has updated its 2015 ABC NBA Showcase regular-season schedule by adding two Houston Rockets games.

[01/14/15 - 06:30 AM]
Chris Martin, Janelle Monae, Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran and Usher to Perform on "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy(R) Salute," Monday, Feb. 16
Sheeran, who is nominated for three Grammy Awards this year said, "Stevie Wonder is an absolute legend, and I am so honored to be a part of this very special night."

[01/14/15 - 06:25 AM]
Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedy Special "Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot" - Trailer & Key Art Debut
The special premieres on Friday, January 23 exclusively on Netflix in all territories where the service is available.

[01/14/15 - 06:03 AM]
Amazon to Debut its First Original Hour-Long Drama Series "Bosch" on February 13 in the US, UK and Germany
Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick and Annie Wersching star alongside Sarah Clarke and Jason Gedrick in the project.

[01/13/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 13
Updates include: John Rhys-Davies bound for MTV's "Shannara"; Shoshana Bush to lead ABC Family's "Tough Cookie"; and FOX formally pulls the plug on "Red Band Society."

[01/13/15 - 03:10 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Teams Up with Industrial Light & Magic for a Brand New Show Open to Debut Tonight
The show now begins with Jimmy Kimmel bringing Hollywood to life and taking the audience on a cinematic journey among the landmarks of the city.

[01/13/15 - 02:55 PM]
Nashville-Based CMT Elevates Margaret Comeaux, Lucia Folk and Anne Oakley to Vice President
Comeaux, Folk and Oakley will continue to operate out of the cable channel's Nashville headquarters.

[01/13/15 - 01:32 PM]
A&E Network Debuts the Return of the Emmy(R) Award-Winning Docuseries "Intervention" on Sunday, March 1 at 9PM
Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series "Intervention" brings attention to the enormous social, economic and environmental cost of addiction.

[01/13/15 - 12:50 PM]
"Megachurch Murder" Premieres Saturday, February 7, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime
Shanica Knowles, Romeo Miller, Tamala Jones, Michael Beach, Corbin Bleu and Malcolm-Jamal Warner star in the network's latest original.

[01/13/15 - 11:32 AM]
Reelz 2015 Slate Packed with New and Returning Original Series
"Hollywood Hillbillies," "Polka Kings," "Branson Taxi" and "Celebrated" are among those on tap.

[01/13/15 - 11:16 AM]
FOX to Wrap "Red Band Society" Season Across Two Saturdays Beginning January 31
Look for one episode on said night followed by back-to-back installments on February 7.

[01/13/15 - 11:15 AM]
Faith, Family and Friendship Unite on Oxygen Media's "Preachers of Detroit" Premiering on Friday, February 20 at 8PM ET/PT
Leading up to the series debut, Oxygen will air two hour-long specials featuring Minister Deitrick Haddon from "Preachers of L.A." as he returns to his hometown of Detroit to reunite with his family and help the community.

[01/13/15 - 11:10 AM]
Lifetime to Air Special "Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney" in Conjunction with January 17 World Premiere of Original Movie "Whitney"
The special will feature an exclusive, no-holds-barred interview between Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown and Shaun Robinson.

[01/13/15 - 10:45 AM]
Bradley Whitford to Guest-Star on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
He's set as Jake Peralta's (Andy Samberg) father, a regional airline pilot and a charming guy with a history of letting Jake down.

[01/13/15 - 10:31 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up a Third Season of the Critically Acclaimed Hit Drama Series "The Fosters" and a New Unscripted Series "Job or No Job"
"Job or No Job" is a formatted unscripted series from the producers of "Undercover Boss" that follows one young adult per episode on his/her journey to land a first job.

[01/13/15 - 10:04 AM]
Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Nick Lachey hosts said event, airing live Friday, January 30 at 9:00/8:00c.







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