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[08/19/10 - 08:03 PM]
Development Update: August 19-20
Updates include: Stanley M. Brooks sells interest in Lifetime originals; and author James Frey develops new drama for HBO.

[08/19/10 - 03:22 PM]
Comedy Central October 2010 Programming Highlights
Newcomer "Benson Interruption" joins the previously announced "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time," "Ugly Americans" and "South Park."

[08/19/10 - 03:15 PM]
Hot in Cleveland Season Finale Soars!
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 18.

[08/19/10 - 02:51 PM]
Discovery's All New Wednesday Night 'Fearless TV' Lineup Dominates Cable
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 18.

[08/19/10 - 02:40 PM]
Guest Stars Ming-Na and Stan Lee Lined Up to Visit Syfy's Eureka
Ming-Na will portray a U.S. Senator while details about Lee's appearance are being kept under wraps.

[08/19/10 - 01:11 PM]
USA Network Gives Orders for Official Season Two Pick-Up of Critically-Acclaimed Hit Original "Covert Affairs"
Co-stars Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett and Anne Dudek will all return.

[08/19/10 - 12:05 PM]
Southern Hospitality Has Never Looked So Good as Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Returns October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT
Season three will feature two new housewives: Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks.

[08/19/10 - 12:04 PM]
CBS Fall Preview, a Primetime Special Hosted by Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell Will Be Broadcast Monday, SepT. 6, 8:30-9:00 Pm, ET/PT, on Cbs
This CBS fall preview offering has been an annual tradition since 2004.

[08/19/10 - 11:05 AM]
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' and 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' Score August 9-13 Late-Night Victories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 9-13.

[08/19/10 - 10:43 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Posts Its Best Numbers in Viewers and Young Adults Since June
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 9-13.

[08/19/10 - 10:13 AM]
NBC's 'Minute to Win It' to Air Special NFL Themed Episodes September 7 & 8 Leading Up to NBC's NFL Kickoff on September 9
Said installments will feature Pierre Thomas and Robert Meachem of the New Orleans Saints and Anthony Herrera, Visanthe Shiancoe and Bernard Barrien of the Minnesota Vikings.

[08/19/10 - 10:10 AM]
Exclusive: The CW Yanks "18 to Life"
Repeats of "Life Unexpected" will return to the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c hour effective immediately.

[08/19/10 - 09:20 AM]
Big Brother Wins Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 18.

[08/19/10 - 08:32 AM]
Spike TV Presents Week-Long "Hawaii Five-0" Marathon
Beginning Monday, August 30, the original series will be telecast daily (9:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET/PT) through Friday, September 3.

[08/19/10 - 07:31 AM]
TLC Takes Another Trip Down the Aisle with a New Season of "Four Weddings"
The show's eight-episode second season bows Friday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/19/10 - 06:27 AM]
MTV to Have One Night Stand with Chelsea Handler as Network Taps Comedienne to Host the "2010 MTV Video Music Awards"
"This has been a huge year for hip-hop and rap, and it is well-known that I have the closest ties with these communities - musically and sexually," said Handler.

[08/19/10 - 03:09 AM]
Su2c Announces Talent for Sept 10th Broadcast
The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and various cable networks.

[08/19/10 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Pitchmen" Star Anthony "Sully" Sullivan

[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.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[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.