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[08/16/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 16
Updates include: Michael Ealy to star in USA's "Common Law"; HBO resurrects "The Life & Times of Tim"; and Kate Micucci rejoins FOX's "Raising Hope."

[08/16/10 - 04:06 PM]
Disney Channel Is TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day and Prime in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, August 13.

[08/16/10 - 01:49 PM]
Travel Channel Celebrates the 100th Episode of Its Emmy-Winning No Reservations Series with a Return to Paris -- and a One-Hour "What Were We Thinking?" Special
Both installments are set to air Monday, September 6 on the cable channel.

[08/16/10 - 12:50 PM]
A&E Presents Documentary Special "Raising Bains" on Monday, August 23 at 11pm ET/PT
The one-hour special follows "a unique American family, the Bains, who have an incredible thirteen children."

[08/16/10 - 12:43 PM]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Premieres New Season September 13 with More Thrills, Fun and Unpredictability
"I feel as though we've really upped the ante this year on 'Millionaire,'" said host Meredith Vieira.

[08/16/10 - 12:42 PM]
Victor Webster to Guest Star on ABC's "Castle"
He'll play the new boyfriend to Kate Beckett (Stana Katic).

[08/16/10 - 12:41 PM]
The Big Balls Will Be Back!! ABC Picks Up "Wipeout" for a Fourth Season
Next season will bring "two brand new courses, including all new wipeout zones, a brand new "motivator" for the Big Balls, the classic sweeper with a whole new twist, and new surprises."

[08/16/10 - 12:19 PM]
USA Network's Original Hit Series "White Collar" Gets Behind the Wheel with Ford for a Season-Long Drive
Beginning in mid-August, USA will launch an exclusive online video series that stars Marsha Thomason driving a Ford Fusion Hybrid.

[08/16/10 - 11:43 AM]
NBC's Hit Summer Series 'America's Got Talent' Brings Back 12 Wild Card Acts This Week Plus Performances from Superstar Leann Rimes and World-Renowned Mystifier Criss Angel
Rimes will perform her new single "Swingin'" from her upcoming album "Lady & Gentleman."

[08/16/10 - 11:26 AM]
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Wants You to "Move to the Groove" When "Dancing with the Stars" Lends a Hand to a Wisconsin Family
"Dancing with the Stars" alums Derek Hough, Nicole Scherzinger and Brooke Burke were all on hand for "Home Edition's" latest makeover.

[08/16/10 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Extends Classic "Peanuts" Holiday Specials for Five Additional Years
This fall the famed "PEANUTS" comic strip will celebrate its 60th anniversary.

[08/16/10 - 10:58 AM]
NBC's 'Minute to Win It' to Air 'Girls of Summer'-Themed Episodes Three Nights in a Row Beginning August 23
The three installments mark an extension to its previous 18-episode run.

[08/16/10 - 09:39 AM]
BET News Zeros in on the Ninth Ward in Network Exclusive: 'Heart of the City: Katrina Five Years Later'
Jurnee Smollett hosts the special, airing Sunday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/10 - 09:17 AM]
TBS Orders 90 Additional Episodes of Hit Series Are We There Yet?
"ARE WE THERE YET? has proven itself to be an extremely strong addition to TBS's comedy lineup," said Michael Wright.

[08/16/10 - 09:16 AM]
Spike TV Renews the Multi-Platform Hit Series "Deadliest Warrior" for a Third Season
10 new episodes will roll out next summer featuring new cast member Richard "Mack" Machowicz.

[08/16/10 - 08:54 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) 'Indecision 2010' Presents 'When Grizzlies Attack: The Daily Show Midterm Teapartyganza' Covering the Mid-Term Elections to Tape in Washington, Dc
The show's October 25-28 episodes will be taped at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall.

[08/16/10 - 08:27 AM]
Season Two of Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible with DR. Michio Kaku Debuts Wednesday, September 1
The series returns "to tackle how mankind will deal with real-life situations from the world of science fiction."

[08/16/10 - 08:23 AM]
HGTV Extends Production of 'The Antonio Treatment'
The 13 additional episodes will begin airing in first quarter 2011.

[08/16/10 - 08:22 AM]
Diy Network and Vanilla Ice Team Up as Pop Star Trades the Mic for a Hammer on New Series, "The Vanilla Ice Project"
The 10-episode series premieres Thursday, October 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/16/10 - 07:31 AM]
Discovery Health's Adventures in Parenting Week Spotlights Daunting Challenges Faced by Extraordinary Families
Said event, airing September 13-17, features six new specials.

[08/16/10 - 06:53 AM]
New Daytime Series - 'Aarti Party' - Premieres August 22nd at 12pm ET/PT
Aarti Sequeira won "The Next Food Network Star" as revealed during the season six finale last night.

[08/16/10 - 12:29 AM]
Interview: "Lie to Me" Executive Producer Shawn Ryan

[08/13/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 13
Updates include: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Betty White to topline CBS telefilm; Andrea Savage joins FX's "Wilfred"; and William Monahan, Jenny Lumet to pen HBO projects.

[08/13/10 - 05:21 PM]
Exclusive: NBC to Wrap "Persons Unknown" Early, Skipped Episode to Debut Online
The show's 11th episode will debut online instead of on air.

[08/13/10 - 02:56 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore" Has Record Breaking Episode with 5.5 Million Total Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, August 12.

[08/13/10 - 09:19 AM]
Big Brother Keeps Getting Bigger
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 12.

[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.







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[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.

[08/20/14 - 09:04 AM]
CBS to Broadcast a Special "Doubleheader" of the Series Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Starring Tea Leoni, On the Same Night as Its Debut, Sunday, Sept. 21
Look for the pilot episode at 8:30/7:30c and 10:30/9:30c on said night.

[08/20/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock once again leads the night among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/20/14 - 08:21 AM]
Bravo Media Premieres a Wicked-Awesome New Season of "Top Chef" in Boston on Wednesday, October 15th at 10PM
Richard Blais will make his debut as a recurring judge offering the chef'testants guidance from a chef and a former competitor's point of view.

[08/20/14 - 07:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Second Season
The show will return to AMC next summer.

[08/19/14 - 05:15 PM]
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Cuffs Eva Longoria as Guest Star on Three-Episode Arc This Fall on FOX
She'll play a defense attorney who catches Jake's (Andy Samberg) attention when she faces off against him in court.

[08/19/14 - 04:40 PM]
NBC Drops "Working the Engels" in Favor of Back-to-Back Originals from "Welcome to Sweden"
The Peacock will opt for new episodes of "Sweden" at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c beginning this Thursday, August 21.

[08/19/14 - 03:04 PM]
"Bad Girls Club: Redemption" Premieres October 7 at 8PM ET/PT on Oxygen
This season, the best of the bad move into a LA mansion, ready to ride the rocky road to change, while making new friends and facing off with old enemies along the way.

[08/19/14 - 02:19 PM]
Summer Finales of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" Garner Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 02:01 PM]
"Fast N' Loud" Returns as the #1 Program in Cable on Monday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 01:01 PM]
Springfield Celebrates "The Simpsons'" 25th Anniversary with a Special Mural on Monday, August 25
Special guest Yeardley Smith, comedic actress and voice of "Lisa Simpson," will be in Springfield to celebrate the mural, sign autographs and take questions during the event.

[08/19/14 - 12:29 PM]
Jason Taylor, Kevin Gilbride & Paul Burmeister Join Mike Florio on "Pro Football Talk" for 2014 NFL Season
In addition, Mike Ryan, who boasts 26 NFL seasons of athletic training experience, will join PFT to provide perspective on injuries and sports medicine.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
Cartoon Network Continues to Rank as Television's #1 Network for Early Delivery Among Targeted Boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
U.S. Record 3.3 Million Tune in to NBC Sports Group's Opening Weekend of Premier League Coverage
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17.

[08/19/14 - 11:33 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and Across Major Youth Kid 2-11, Kid 6-11 and Tween 9-14 Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.