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[08/12/10 - 06:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 12
Updates include: Jeremy Davidson to recur on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"; Neal McDonough is Starz's "Vigilante Priest"; and ABC to import the U.K.'s "MI-5."

[08/12/10 - 03:00 PM]
Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" Finale Scores Highest Rated Episode of the Season Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 11.

[08/12/10 - 01:55 PM]
GSN Announces "Dog Park Superstars": New Original Special Unleashes Dogs and Their Owners in the Ultimate Turf Competition for Canine Supremacy
Owen Benjamin hosts the special, airing Sunday, August 29 at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/12/10 - 12:56 PM]
Azita Ghanizada Rounds Out Cast of Syfy's Alphas Plus Callum Keith Rennie Set to Guest Star in 90-Minute Pilot
They join previously announced cast members David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie and Laura Mennell.

[08/12/10 - 12:36 PM]
Idris Elba Stars in Luther, an All New Thriller Premiering October 17 on BBC America
Ruth Wilson, Steven Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Paul McGann, Saskia Reeves and Warren Brown also star.

[08/12/10 - 11:14 AM]
Ellen Degeneres and Twitch Boss to Perform Together on "So You Think You Can Dance" Season Finale Tonight on Fox
Plus: performances by Black Gold; Quest Crew; Charlie Bruce; and the Manzari Brothers.

[08/12/10 - 11:08 AM]
Syfy Acquires Third Season of Popular Series Merlin from Fremantlemedia Enterprises
The new season will make its U.S. television premiere on Syfy in early 2011.

[08/12/10 - 10:56 AM]
Ken Baumann Joins Cast of ABC's "Castle" in a Recurring Role
He'll play the first boyfriend for Alexis Castle (Molly Quinn).

[08/12/10 - 10:55 AM]
TV Land's Hit Series, 'Hot in Cleveland' Propels TVlanD.com to Its Best Month Ever
TV Land spins the digital numbers for the month of June.

[08/12/10 - 10:21 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws Its Biggest Audience in 5 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 2-6.

[08/12/10 - 09:28 AM]
Kanye West Returns to the Vma Stage for "The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards"
Plus: Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo are confirmed as presenters.

[08/12/10 - 09:13 AM]
Big Brother Wednesday Wins Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 11.

[08/12/10 - 07:28 AM]
Syfy Orders Pilot from Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies Creator Bryan Fuller Based on the Book the Lotus Caves
Jim Grey will co-write the script, "about colonists who rebel against the rigidity of their lunar colony by exploring a series of caves ruled by a super-intelligent, alien species."

[08/11/10 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 11
Updates include: Bonita Friedericy named series regular on NBC's "Chuck"; "Family Guy's" Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild ink overall deal with 20th.

[08/11/10 - 04:33 PM]
Summer Finale of ABC Family Smash Hit "Pretty Little Liars" Ranks as the Series' Most-Watched Ever in Total Viewers
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 10.

[08/11/10 - 03:39 PM]
Bravo Marks Best Tuesday of the Year with Record Ratings for Season Premiere of "Flipping Out" and New Episode of "The Rachel Zoe Project"
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 10.

[08/11/10 - 01:48 PM]
Nick Cannon Extends Stay as Teennick Chairman
At the helm since March 2009, Cannon will continue his role through January 2012.

[08/11/10 - 01:24 PM]
Two New Specials, Five Original Episodes and Four Hours of Kick-Butt Action Add Up to the Ultimate Ninja Warrior Event -- G4's Ninja Warrior 25
The four-hour event premieres Saturday, August 14 starting at 6:00/5:00c.

[08/11/10 - 01:16 PM]
This DecembeR... 'Tis the Season to Join Syfy for First Ever Holiday-Themed Episodes of Hit Series Warehouse 13 and Eureka
Judd Hirsch and Paul Blackthorne will be featured on the former while Chris Parnell and Matt Frewer will turn up on the latter.

[08/11/10 - 01:09 PM]
AMC Picks Up Next Original Series: Untitled Project from Veena Sud, Formerly Known as the Killing
Mireille Enos stars in the project, which is slated to premiere in 2011.

[08/11/10 - 10:19 AM]
Bret Harrison Joins Cast of ABC's "V" in a Recurring Role
He'll play Dr. Miller, "an evolutionary biologist who appears to have information about the Red Sky which was seen in last season's cliffhanger finale."

[08/11/10 - 10:19 AM]
TLC Recounts Real Life Stories of Heartbreak with All-New Special "Left at the Altar"
The one-hour special premieres Friday, August 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/11/10 - 09:50 AM]
ABC Improves on the Year-Ago Tuesday for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 10.

[08/11/10 - 09:32 AM]
The Talk, CBS's New Daily Daytime Talk Show, Premieres Monday, OcT. 18
The newcomer is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

[08/11/10 - 09:11 AM]
Blood Is Thicker Than Water on the Season Finale of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Monday, August 23 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for the two-part reunion special on Monday, August 30 and Monday, September 6.

[08/11/10 - 08:52 AM]
Hd Theater Revs Up the World's Most Epic Motorcycle Race, the 2010 Isle of Man Tt, with 9 Episodes Starting Monday, August 23
First held in 1907, the Isle of Man TT's 37-mile circuit is the longest of its kind in the world.

[08/11/10 - 08:10 AM]
TV Land Announces New Reality Series 'Forever Young' from Katalyst and 3 Ball Productions
The six-episode reality competition takes on ageism as it explores the generations' ideas and misconceptions about each other.

[08/11/10 - 07:37 AM]
Brother and Sister Team Up for New Food Network Series 'Family Style'
The newcomer airs Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c beginning August 26.

[08/10/10 - 10:04 PM]
Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot Announce the "Masterchef" Top 14
FOX details the latest "Masterchef" elimination.

[08/10/10 - 07:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 10
Updates include: Peter Tolan, Rina Mimoun book new projects; Frances McDormand is "Olive Kitteridge" for HBO; and Kevin Alejandro to visit "Parenthood" at NBC.

[08/10/10 - 03:20 PM]
ABC.com Is the No. 1 Online Broadcast Site for July 2010
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of July.

[08/10/10 - 01:07 PM]
Discovery Channel's Annual Shark Week Celebrated by 30.8 Million People, Making 2010 Most-Watched on Record
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of August 1-7.

[08/10/10 - 12:43 PM]
CMT Greenlights First Sitcom "Working Class" Starring Melissa Peterman to Premiere in January 2011
Jill Cargerman is behind the half-hour, about "a single blue collar mom, who has recently moved her family to a rich suburban neighborhood to try and provide a better life for her kids."

[08/10/10 - 12:32 PM]
Fact Or Faked: Paranormal Files Posts Series Highs in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for Second Consecutive Week on Syfy
Syfy spins the numbers for Thursday, August 5.

[08/10/10 - 11:57 AM]
Powered by Sunday's "Night of Premieres," Disney Channel Has the Week's Top 7 TV Programs in Key Kids Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 2-8.

[08/10/10 - 11:20 AM]
CBS Rolls to Its Seventh Consecutive Weekly Win
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 2-8.

[08/10/10 - 11:03 AM]
ABC Marks Its Top Non-Nba Summertime Week in Over 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 2-8.

[08/10/10 - 10:52 AM]
Last Summer's "Big Brother" "Showmance," Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder, Return to the "Big Brother" House to Host This Week's Power of Veto Competition, "Lovers' Lane"
The pair will appear on the series this Wednesday, August 11.

[08/10/10 - 10:40 AM]
Felipe Esparza from Los Angeles Becomes the "Last Comic Standing" and Wins a $250,000 Grand Prize at Last Night's Season Seven Finale on Nbc
NBC details the winner of this season's "Last Comic Standing."

[08/10/10 - 10:27 AM]
FOX Makes Gains and Claims Summer's Top Spot
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 2-8.

[08/10/10 - 10:13 AM]
Critically-Acclaimed Series "Shark Tank" Returns to ABC Television Network
Eight new episodes are due in 2011, three of which will feature new panelist Jeff Foxworthy.

[08/10/10 - 09:53 AM]
The Big Bang Theory Rebroadcast Tops Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Against First-Run Programming on the Competition
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 9.

[08/10/10 - 09:47 AM]
TLC Hits the Dance Floor with "Dancer with Tiny Legs"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/10/10 - 09:03 AM]
Secrets Are Revealed in All-New Season of Star Wars(Tm): The Clone Wars(Tm) Premiering on Cartoon Network, Friday, September 17, 9 P.M. (ET/PT)
Said event is timed with the release of the "Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures" video game on September 15.

[08/10/10 - 08:35 AM]
ABC Wins Monday with Bachelor Pad and Dating in the Dark
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 9.

[08/10/10 - 08:31 AM]
Epix and Netflix Announce Exclusive Internet-Only Deal to Instantly Stream Epix Movies to Netflix Members
Movies from the multi-year deal will begin streaming from Netflix on September 1 and include movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.

[08/10/10 - 07:35 AM]
Schedule Changes for "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch"
The series will air twice next week: Sunday, August 15 and Monday, August 16.

[08/09/10 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 9
Updates include: Anthony E. Zuiker returns to "CSI"; Serinda Swan joins A&E's "Breakout Kings"; and Zach Gilford reports to ABC's "Off the Map."

[08/09/10 - 12:08 PM]
Style Spotlights Sexy Superstar Scary Spice on the New Style Series, "Mel B: It's a Scary World," Premiering Sunday, September 5
The 10-episode docu-comedy "captures the hectic daily life of the driven, jet-setting performer."

[08/09/10 - 10:40 AM]
Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment - Uncensored and Exclusively on Dvd, the Most Shocking Episode Ever Conceived Arrives on September 28
The DVD also features a live table read, 9 original songs including 3 never-before-released songs and "The Seth and Alex Almost Live Comedy Show."







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[08/17/18 - 12:30 PM]
Fox 21 Television Studios and The Littlefield Company Option Best Selling Author Beth Macy's "Dopesick" for Television
"Every once in a while, you come across a piece of material that is that rare diamond in that it's an incredibly arresting story, and, even more, is timely and important," commented Bert Salke.

[08/17/18 - 11:18 AM]
HBO Announces Series Order for Damon Lindelof's "Watchmen"
Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, "Watchmen" embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

[08/17/18 - 11:00 AM]
Disney Channel's New Family Comedy "Coop & Cami Ask the World" Set to Premiere Friday, October 12
The series follows the antics of middle-school siblings Coop and Cami Wrather, who co-host a popular online show while balancing life, family and friendship.

[08/17/18 - 10:16 AM]
Cast Announced - YouTube's Season 2 "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*"
On tap are Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Jon Cryer, Rhys Darby, Donald Faison, Lucy Hale, Tom Lennon, Ken Marino, Tim Matheson, Joel McHale, Tim Meadows, Stephen Merchant, Ben Schwartz, Dax Shepard, Jessica St Clair, Pete Wentz, and Samira Wiley.

[08/17/18 - 10:08 AM]
Netflix Announces "What/If" an All New Original Drama Series Starring Renee Zellweger from Creator Mike Kelley
The social thriller explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.

[08/17/18 - 10:01 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Fall Season Highlights
New series include "Blood Runs Cold" (Thursday, October 25) and "Deadly Silence" (Tuesday, November 13).

[08/17/18 - 09:18 AM]
"Monday Night Football" Preseason Game on ESPN Up 11 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 16.

[08/17/18 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the night among total viewers in addition to adults 18-49.

[08/17/18 - 08:00 AM]
"Star Wars Resistance," A New High-Flying Animated Adventure Series, Takes Flight with a One-Hour Premiere Sunday, October 7, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.

[08/17/18 - 07:31 AM]
Key Art Debut - Jeremy Saulnier's Gripping Psychological Thriller "Hold the Dark," A Netflix Film Starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard, Riley Keough
The latest Netflix original film debuts on Friday, September 28.

[08/16/18 - 02:31 PM]
Starz's "Outlander" Season Four Returning November 4th!
Season four continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.

[08/16/18 - 01:03 PM]
TNT Orders "The Angel of Darkness" Limited Series
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will return for the sequel to this year's "The Alienist."

[08/16/18 - 12:38 PM]
Special Edition of "20/20" Looks Back on Life and Legacy of Icon Aretha Franklin
Look for the one-hour special to air tonight at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[08/16/18 - 12:25 PM]
USA Network's "Real Country" Adds Celebrity Guests & Host; Sets Premiere Date
The latest additions include Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd and Big & Rich.

[08/16/18 - 12:03 PM]
Netflix Makes Overall Series Deal with Kenya Barris
Under the deal, Barris will write and executive produce all projects through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.