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[08/18/10 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 18
Updates include: Scott Caan injured on "Hawaii Five-0" set; Renee Felice Smith to recur on CBS's "NCIS: Los Angeles"; and Alan Yang inks an overall deal with Universal Media Studios.

[08/18/10 - 04:10 PM]
Billy Bush and Kit Hoover Named Co-Hosts of "Access Hollywood Live"
The new entertainment news talk show is set to premiere on Monday, September 13.

[08/18/10 - 04:07 PM]
Video: New "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season 3 Trailer!
The series returns with a one-hour event on Friday, September 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/18/10 - 04:00 PM]
Animal Planet Explores Africa's Cradle of Humankind
FIERY PARADISE: AFRICA'S GREAT RIFT, a two-hour special, airs Sunday, August 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/18/10 - 02:58 PM]
Melissa & Joey Stands as ABC Family's No. 1 Series Launch on Record in Adults 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 17.

[08/18/10 - 02:49 PM]
Sherri Shepherd Named New Host of GSN's 'The Newlywed Game'
Season four of THE NEWLYWED GAME will premiere on Monday, November 1 at 6:00/5:00c.

[08/18/10 - 12:07 PM]
'Border Wars' Nat Geo Channel Series Embeds Viewers Inside Real-World Battles Raging Across Our Borders
The 16-episode second season bows Sunday, August 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/18/10 - 11:43 AM]
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't LosE... When "Friday Night Lights" Begins Airing Weeknights on ABC Family, Starting Tuesday, September 7th
The show's off-network run will be featured weeknights at 6:00/5:00c.

[08/18/10 - 11:30 AM]
USA Welcomes New Characters with "Facing Kate," Its Newest Original Series Premiering in January
Plus: PSYCH and BURN NOTICE to return with new episodes in November.

[08/18/10 - 11:13 AM]
Syfy Fall Programming Includes New Seasons of Ghost Hunters, Stargate Universe, Destination Truth, Sanctuary, Scare Tactics and Fact Or Faked
The schedule also features the premieres of "Hollywood Treasure" (formerly "Hunting Hollywood") and "Beast Legends."

[08/18/10 - 10:52 AM]
The Bar Is Raised as "America's Next Top Model" Goes High Fashion for the Landmark 15th Cycle Premiering Wednesday, September 8 on the Cw
The netlet details the latest participants on the veteran reality series.

[08/18/10 - 10:05 AM]
Oxygen's Hit Series "Snapped" Returns with More Mystery and Super-Sized Investigations on Sunday, August 22 at 10pm ET/PT
The "Snapped: Investigates" are set for September 5, October 17 and November 28.

[08/18/10 - 09:43 AM]
E! Explores Extreme Eating Disorders in the New Series "What's Eating You"
The six-part series premieres Wednesday, October 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/18/10 - 09:29 AM]
Exclusive: NBC Extends "Minute to Win It" with 24-Episode Order
Said order, added to its original 18, brings its series total to 42 episodes.

[08/18/10 - 09:09 AM]
ABC's Wipeout Is Tuesday's #1 TV Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 17.

[08/18/10 - 09:03 AM]
Justin Bieber and B.O.b Set to Make Vma Performance Debuts at the "2010 MTV Video Music Awards"
Plus: Ke$ha and Ashley Greene have been added to the previously announced list of presenters.

[08/18/10 - 08:39 AM]
Oxygen Media Fires Up a Powerhouse of Fall Shows with New Docu-Series Premieres "House of Glam" on October 5 and "Running Russell Simmons" on November 2
Both series will fill the 10:00/9:00c hour on Tuesday nights.

[08/18/10 - 08:05 AM]
Cmt, MTV, VH1 and MTV International Debut Taylor Swift's "Mine" in Global Cross-Channel, Cross-Platform Event on Friday, August 27
The quartet will present "Mine" in an exclusive online premiere roadblock beginning at 8:30/7:30c.

[08/18/10 - 07:10 AM]
VH1 Classic Brings the Heat This September
Upcoming events include "Back To School" Weekend, "RUSH Hashanah" and "VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time."

[08/18/10 - 07:02 AM]
TV Land Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of "The Andy Griffith Show" with the Top 50 Episodes of the Series as Voted on by Fans on TVlanD.com
From now through September 22 viewers can log on to TVLand.com to vote for their all-time favorite episodes.

[08/18/10 - 06:01 AM]
Criss Angel, William Baldwin, Sheila E, Tamron Hall, Evan Lysacek, Chazz Palminteri, Chynna Phillips, Jane Seymour and Niki Taylor to Judge the '2010 Miss Universe(R) Pageant'
Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales host the event, airing Monday, August 23.

[08/18/10 - 05:01 AM]
Lionsgate Licenses the Action Thriller the Expendables, the Number One Movie in North America, to Spike TV for Network Premiere Window
The film will premiere on Spike TV in April 2013.

[08/18/10 - 04:03 AM]
Ernest Borgnine Honored with 2010 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards premiere live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 30.

[08/18/10 - 03:01 AM]
Pedal to the Metal: BET Speeds Up Its Fall Lineup with the Groundbreaking New Series 'Changing Lanes,' Premiering Wednesday, September 1 at 8:00 P.M.*
Narrated by Ludacris, the series "chronicles the search for the next generation of minority and female racecar drivers."

[08/17/10 - 07:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 17
Updates include: Kevin Spacey's "The Crux" lands at HBO; Teri Polo to visit NBC's "Law & Order: Los Angeles"; and Studio Lambert lands CBS pilot order.

[08/17/10 - 03:46 PM]
CBS Tops in Viewers for the Eighth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/17/10 - 03:37 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 for the Week in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/17/10 - 02:37 PM]
History(Tm) Delivers Blockbuster Ratings on Sunday and Monday Nights
History spins the numbers for August 15-16.

[08/17/10 - 02:31 PM]
The Big C Delivers Showtime's Highest Rated Original Series Premiere in 8 Years
Showtime spins the numbers for Monday, August 16.

[08/17/10 - 02:23 PM]
Disney Channel Ranks as TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day in Key Kids
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/17/10 - 02:03 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Monday in Adults 18-49 Among the Major Networks
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 16.

[08/17/10 - 01:54 PM]
USA Continues Ratings Domination
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/17/10 - 01:53 PM]
Zak, Nick and Aaron Expose All New Haunted Locations During Season Three of Travel Channel's 'Ghost Adventures'
Said season rolls out Friday, September 17 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[08/17/10 - 01:51 PM]
The Next Food Network Star Is Number One with Fans!
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, August 15.

[08/17/10 - 01:50 PM]
AMC Promotes Original Programming Team
Ben Davis and Susan Goldberg have been upped to VP of Scripted Development and VP of Production, respectively.

[08/17/10 - 01:00 PM]
Red-Hot Finales Give FOX the Weekly Win
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/17/10 - 12:41 PM]
More Than 3 Million Total Viewers Attend Dora's Big Birthday Adventure
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Sunday, August 15.

[08/17/10 - 12:26 PM]
BBC America - September Highlights
Among the offerings: season 15 of "Top Gear," due Monday, September 27.

[08/17/10 - 12:07 PM]
TLC Airs New Kate Plus Eight Special "The Big Apple" on Monday, August 30 at 9pm ET/PT
The cable channel details the latest installment of the series.

[08/17/10 - 12:06 PM]
Investigation Discovery Premieres Controversial New Documentary About the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden
Peter Bergen hosts ID INVESTIGATES: WHY IS BIN LADEN ALIVE?, airing Sunday, September 12.

[08/17/10 - 12:03 PM]
CBS Opens New Thursday Time Period with a 'Big Bang'
The series will move to its new Thursday time period with a four-episode marathon on September 16.

[08/17/10 - 11:53 AM]
Syfy Picks Up Hit Series Eureka for 5th Season
"Eureka remains a steadfast performer for Syfy with its superb cast and perfect blend of drama, comedy and eye candy," said Mark Stern.

[08/17/10 - 11:26 AM]
Hardcore Pawn Delivers 2 Million Viewers, Setting New Record as TruTV's Most-Watched Series Premiere Ever
truTV spins the numbers for Monday, August 16.

[08/17/10 - 11:24 AM]
Eden Riegel to Guest Star on ABC's "Castle"
She'll play Rachel Goldstein, "the distraught sister of a man killed by an antique pistol."

[08/17/10 - 11:23 AM]
Cma Awards Nominations Will Be Announced Over Two Days in Two Cities
"The 44th Annual CMA Awards" will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 10.

[08/17/10 - 11:22 AM]
The CW to Air "The Gulf Is Back," an Inspiring Tribute Concert Honoring the Courage of Gulf Coast Residents, on Friday, August 27
David Hasselhoff hosts the one-hour special, which features performances by Lonestar, Ricky Skaggs, Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice and Brian McKnight.

[08/17/10 - 10:27 AM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year in Adults 18-49 for the 13th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/17/10 - 10:10 AM]
'Fcu: Fact Checkers Unit' Premieres Today (August 17) on FactcheckersuniT.com with Three Episodes Featuring Luke Perry, Donald Faison and Model Karolina Kurkova
The eight-episode digital series is based on a short film of the same name.

[08/17/10 - 09:43 AM]
CBS Rebroadcasts Top Monday in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 16.

[08/17/10 - 09:24 AM]
MTV2 and the Lingerie Football League Score with "Lfl Presents: Friday Night Football on MTV2" Premiering Friday, September 3 at 11pm Et/ 8pm Pt
Throughout the season, the LFL and MTV2 will present 20, half-hour highlight episodes along with the Western and Eastern Conference playoffs.







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.