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[07/29/10 - 06:44 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 29
Updates include: Lizzy Caplan eyes HBO comedy; Tracee Ellis Ross to star in BET pilot; and Clayne Crawford joins HBO's "All Signs of Death."

[07/29/10 - 05:00 PM]
Ellen Degeneres Bows Out as Judge on "American Idol"
"While I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings," said DeGeneres.

[07/29/10 - 04:45 PM]
Malik Yoba and Laura Mennell Join the Cast of Syfy's Alphas
They'll play members of "a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities."

[07/29/10 - 03:25 PM]
The CW at TCA: Ostroff Touts Online Viewership
Plus: details on "America's Next Top Model's" new season; episode orders for "Life Unexpected," "One Tree Hill"; and more!

[07/29/10 - 12:31 PM]
Hyperion and ABC Family Announce the First Enhanced Ebook Based on a Television Series, Now Available on the Ibookstore
"The Secret Diary of Ashley Juergens" integrates "complementary text and video to provide a cohesive story."

[07/29/10 - 12:22 PM]
Hot Off the Grill - 'Bbq Pitmasters' Is Back on August 12!
The first five of the series' six episodes feature different competitions, each one selecting a winning team that moves to the grand finale.

[07/29/10 - 12:21 PM]
Bret Michaels and Taio Cruz to Perform on NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Wednesday, August 4
Michaels will perform his signature song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," which Miley Cyrus recently re-recorded for her new album.

[07/29/10 - 12:19 PM]
Dolores Gavin Promoted to Vice President of Development for Discovery Channel
Gavin previously was Vice President of Development and Programming at History Channel.

[07/29/10 - 12:08 PM]
Nightline Bests "Letterman" 15 Consecutive Weeks in Total Viewers - First Time in 11 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 19-23.

[07/29/10 - 12:07 PM]
Charles Mesure Joins Cast of ABC's "V" for Season Two
He'll continue as Kyle Patrick Hobbes, the mercenary who joined forces with The Fifth Column to battle the V's.

[07/29/10 - 11:42 AM]
Robert Michael Morris and Mel Rodriguez Join Cast of New FOX Comedy "Running Wilde"
The pair replace Jayne Houdyshell and Joe Nunez from the original pilot.

[07/29/10 - 09:51 AM]
Syfy's Being Human Starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Mark Pelligrino Begins Production in Montreal
Adam Kane will direct the premiere installment from a script by Anna Fricke and Jeremy Carver.

[07/29/10 - 09:39 AM]
MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" Helps Viewers Join Gulf Coast Recovery Efforts
All profits MTV earns from its "Real World: Near Orleans Gulf Recovery" t-shirt sales will go to the NRDC's Gulf Recovery Fund.

[07/29/10 - 09:32 AM]
Big Brother Wednesday Wins Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 28.

[07/29/10 - 08:31 AM]
MTV and Eve Ensler Partner to Bring "I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World" to Life on Air
Rosario Dawson, Aubrey Plaza and Jessica Stroup are featured in the spots, which tackle safe sex, sexual pressure, sexting, constant connectedness and dating abuse.

[07/29/10 - 08:30 AM]
Fran Drescher Is in Charge When "The Nanny" Joins TV Land Beginning August 2
Beginning August 9, "The Nanny" can be seen weeknights at 8:00/7:00c on TV Land.

[07/29/10 - 08:09 AM]
ESPN Films Announces '30 for 30' Fall Schedule
The next 13 films begin Tuesday, August 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/29/10 - 08:03 AM]
ESPN 3d Schedules First Three 2010 College Football Games
Coverage will begin with No. 2 Boise State against No. 5 Virginia Tech on Monday, September 6.

[07/29/10 - 06:55 AM]
Investigation Discovery Asks Viewers How Well Do They Know Their Spouses with the Outrageous New Series, Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?
The newcomer bows Wednesday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/29/10 - 06:48 AM]
FOX Broadcasting Company and Vanity Fair Magazine Partner on First-Ever Promotion for New Drama "Lone Star"
A DVD featuring the premiere episode will be included in the October issue.

[07/29/10 - 06:15 AM]
A&E Presents the Original One-Hour "Confessions of the D.C. Sniper with William Shatner: An Aftermath Special"
The one-hour special airs tonight at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/29/10 - 06:01 AM]
Epix Believes in Comedy - Announces Two Original Programs Showcasing Louis C.K. and Lewis Black
"Basic Black" bows Sunday, August 1 while "Louis C.K.: Hilarious" premieres Saturday, September 18.

[07/28/10 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 28
Updates include: USA gives "In Plain Sight" two season renewal; Paul Giamatti to play Nikita Khrushchev for HBO; and Kevin Rankin lands role on CBS's "The Mentalist."

[07/28/10 - 02:14 PM]
Jaw-Dropping, Edible Designs on the New Season of We TV's Amazing Wedding Cakes!
Look for the show's third season on Sunday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/10 - 02:13 PM]
Mother-Daughter Pairs Give Each Other Head-To-Toe Make-Overs in We TV's New Reality Series, You'Re Wearing That?!?
The newcomer premieres Thursday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/10 - 12:04 PM]
CBS at TCA: Tassler Emphasizes Stability, Diversity
Plus: notes on "Flashpoint," "The Bridge," "The Good Wife," "Two and a Half Men," "Rules of Engagement" and more!

[07/28/10 - 10:15 AM]
On Tuesday ABC Delivers Its Best Numbers on the Night in 5 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 27.

[07/28/10 - 10:09 AM]
HGTV Extends Production of Dear Genevieve
The network has ordered 26 additional episodes of the series, from Leopard Films.

[07/28/10 - 09:37 AM]
William Baldwin to Guest-Star Over Multiple-Episode Arc on NBC's Returning Drama 'Parenthood'
Baldwin will be playing Gordon Flint, Adam's (Peter Krause) wealthy, charismatic boss.

[07/28/10 - 06:05 AM]
CBS Announces Four Companies Participating in the Second Season of the Emmy Award-Nominated Series, "Undercover Boss"
The bosses of NASCAR, DirecTV, Great Wolf Resorts and Chiquita are set for the show's sophomore season.

[07/28/10 - 06:02 AM]
Survivor Moves to Wednesday Night This Fall in a Tribal Battle of the Ages
The 20 new castaways will be divided into two Tribes of 10: Young vs. Old.

[07/28/10 - 05:01 AM]
Tribune Broadcasting to Air 'The Bill Cunningham Show' in Fall 2011
Tribune is currently in negotiations with distribution partners for national syndication of the show.

[07/27/10 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 27
Updates include: Cheyenne Jackson to visit FOX's "Glee"; AMC finds leads for "Hell on Wheels"; and Enrique Murciano exits ABC's "Off the Map."

[07/27/10 - 06:23 PM]
Steve Mcpherson Resignation Statement
McPherson today submitted his resignation as President, ABC Entertainment Group, and the Company accepted.

[07/27/10 - 02:17 PM]
ABC Family Enjoys a Record-Setting July in Primetime in Total Viewers and All Key 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/27/10 - 01:35 PM]
DirecTV and History(Tm) Offer 3d Tour of 'The Universe'
The show's fifth season premiere will rebroadcast on DirecTV's new 3D channel, n3D(TM) powered by Panasonic.

[07/27/10 - 01:34 PM]
History(Tm) Posts Best July in Network History
History spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/27/10 - 01:32 PM]
'Talent' Paces NBC's Primetime Week of July 19-25
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 19-25.

[07/27/10 - 12:28 PM]
July 10 Becomes Disney Channel's Most-Watched July Ever
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/27/10 - 12:18 PM]
Animal Planet Asks Is the Animal Kingdom Fighting Back?
The two-hour special bows Sunday, August 8 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[07/27/10 - 12:03 PM]
CBS Announces a Nationwide Online Contest on CBS.com to Find "Fashion's Number One Fan"
The contest is timed with the network's FASHION's NIGHT OUT 2010 special, airing Tuesday, September 14.

[07/27/10 - 11:51 AM]
Eric Christian Olsen Joins the Cast of "Ncis: Los Angeles" as a Series Regular
He'll continue on as Los Angeles Police Detective Liaison Marty Deeks, a role which he guest-starred as last season.

[07/27/10 - 11:50 AM]
Jonathan Sadowski to Join the Cast of $#*! My Dad Says
He'll take over for Ryan Devlin as Henry Goodson, a struggling writer-turned-unpaid blogger.

[07/27/10 - 11:05 AM]
CBS Wins Its Fifth Consecutive Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 19-25.

[07/27/10 - 10:53 AM]
Bravo Works It Out with New Docu-Series, "Thintervention with Jackie Warner" Premiering Monday, September 6 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The emotional and lifestyle changing new docu-series inspired by renowned fitness expert Jackie Warner's mission to change lives through healthy habits.

[07/27/10 - 10:33 AM]
Nickelodeon Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Preschool Series Dora the Explorer with New Primetime TV Movie, 'Dora's Big Birthday Adventure,' Premiering Sunday, AuG. 15
Following the TV movie, Nickelodeon will premiere the first-ever "Dora 10th Anniversary" documentary.

[07/27/10 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Generates Its Most-Watched Summer Frame in 9 Years
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 19-25.

[07/27/10 - 09:39 AM]
'90210' Alums Luke Perry and Jason Priestley to Make New Hallmark Movie Channel Original, 'Goodnight for Justice'
Priestley is set to direct the film, which is based on material developed by Perry.

[07/27/10 - 09:32 AM]
Bravo Records Best July in Network's History with Double-Digit Growth and Pacing for Best Year Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/27/10 - 09:01 AM]
Common to Star in AMC's Newest Pilot Hell on Wheels
He'll play Elam, "a freed slave who comes west seeking work on the railroad and his place in the world."







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[07/28/16 - 12:43 PM]
TLC's "Playhouse Masters" Climbs Into Imaginative Spaces
Tyson and Audy Leavitt create the most elaborate, over-the-top playhouses out of their family-run shop called "Charmed Playhouses."

[07/28/16 - 11:24 AM]
#Squadgoals Takes on New Meaning in an All New Season of Velocity's "Garage Squad"
The all new season starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24.

[07/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
TBS Greenlights Digital Animated Series "Storyville" and Begins Development on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Series
Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated in rich detail, exposing the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory.

[07/28/16 - 10:26 AM]
Esquire Network Greenlights New Seasons of Hit Documentary Franchise "Friday Night Tykes" and Spin-Off "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country"
A combination of fan-favorite teams are set to return, with all-new teams presenting an authentic look at the cultural phenomenon that is American football.

[07/28/16 - 10:03 AM]
PBS to Present "Spotlight Education," A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America's Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
The stunt features eleven films and documentaries on local PBS stations September 12-17.

[07/28/16 - 10:02 AM]
PBS and American Experience Announce "The Great War" to Premiere April 2017
The six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

[07/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Frontline on PBS Presents "Divided States of America," A Look at the Polarized Nation the Next President Will Inherit
The four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America the next president will inherit.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton - Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival
"Hamilton's America" gives viewers a look at Miranda and his colleagues' creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Taps Charles Dance to Narrate Epic Global Miniseres Event "Savage Kingdom"
The project is a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Disney XD Picks Up Second Season of Its Innovative Hidden-Camera Prank Series "Walk the Prank"
The series has reached 35.4 million viewers including 13.2 million Kids 6-14 and 6.3 million Boys 6-14 on Disney XD and Disney Channel.

[07/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
El Rey Network's Original Wrestling Series "Lucha Underground" Returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET
Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement.

[07/28/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock once again is the evening's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Kiss Bang Love"
In "Kiss Bang Love," singles searching for love will participate in a new social experiment to find their match based on blindfolded kissing.

[07/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
Make a Date with Adult Swim's New Drive-In Tour - 10 Cities Host Nights of Fun and Freebies!
Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites.

[07/28/16 - 08:52 AM]
HBO Renews "Ballers" for Third Season
"Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the 'Ballers' team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers," said Casey Bloys.