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[05/05/11 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: May 4-5
Updates include: Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga latest to FX's "Horror Story"; Lifetime sets "Gone," "Love Handles" premieres; and Michael Cuesta to stay with Showtime's "Homeland."

[05/05/11 - 10:07 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 5
Plus: auditions for season 11 will kick off Tuesday, June 28 in St. Louis, Missouri.

[05/05/11 - 05:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Overshadow Competition
"South Park," "Real World: Las Vegas" among those that fall short of TNT's postseason coverage.

[05/05/11 - 02:03 PM]
"America's Got Talent" Announces Second Annual YouTube Auditions
Following the June 9 deadline, producers will select 20 acts for the YouTube community to view and vote for their favorites.

[05/05/11 - 01:34 PM]
Wendy's(R) and Popular NBC Series "Minute to Win It" Team Up to Bring Fun Challenges to Families With Kids' Meals
Beginning May 16, one challenge will be included in every Wendy's Kids' Meal(R) bag nationwide for six weeks.

[05/05/11 - 01:29 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Premiere Dates for Three Films in the OWN Documentary Club
"Sons of Perdition" (June 2), "Serving Life" (July 28) and "Life 2.0" (August) are all due in the coming months.

[05/05/11 - 12:21 PM]
Cooking Channel Premieres "Hook, Line & Dinner" with Ben Sargent
The eight-episode series premieres Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30/9:30c on the network.

[05/05/11 - 11:53 AM]
Comedy Central Digital Launches "The Download," New Tech-Comedy Talk Show Hosted by Jordan Rubin
The digital series "focuses on the rich comedic targets that continually appear where the worlds of technology and entertainment collide."

[05/05/11 - 11:20 AM]
ITV Studios America Signs Spencer Stander to Executive Producer Overall Deal
"Spencer's diverse background and experience of working on many content platforms was the driving force behind this deal," said the company's Paul Buccieri.

[05/05/11 - 10:49 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Are #1 vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of April 25-29
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 25-29.

[05/05/11 - 10:45 AM]
ABC Television Network Attracted Nearly 49 Million Viewers for Royal Wedding Coverage on Friday, April 29 and in Primetime Leading Up to Worldwide Event
ABC News spins the numbers for the week of April 25-May 1.

[05/05/11 - 10:15 AM]
TLC Schedules A Red Hot Summer
"Cake Boss," "Surprise Homecoming," "The Little Couple," "NY Ink," "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" and "Freaky Eaters" are among the series on tap.

[05/05/11 - 10:10 AM]
E!'s Hit Mocku-Series "After Lately" With Chelsea Handler Picked Up for Season Two
"This series is comedic to its core and showcases Chelsea and her hilarious team in a fun and innovative way," said Lisa Berger.

[05/05/11 - 09:12 AM]
ABC Grows its Wednesday Numbers May to May
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 4.

[05/05/11 - 08:54 AM]
"G4's Proving Ground" Takes Viewers on a Roller Coaster Ride of Trial and Error When New Series Premieres June 14th at 8 PM ET/PT
Ryan Dunn and Jessica Chobot host the half-hour series, which has a nine-episode commitment.

[05/05/11 - 08:35 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Wednesday, Another "Idol" Win
Plus: ABC's "The Middle" and NBC's "Minute to Win It" see strong gains from their last originals.

[05/05/11 - 08:31 AM]
VH1 Classic Honors the Best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal With the Third Annual "Revolver Golden Gods Awards"
Chris Jericho hosts the event, airing Saturday, May 28 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/05/11 - 07:56 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Delivers 7 Straight Weeks of Year-to-Year Growth
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 25-29.

[05/05/11 - 07:40 AM]
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Renews Eight-Year Primetime Emmy(R) Deal with Broadcast Networks
In addition, Mark Burnett has been selected to executive produce the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which airs Sunday, September 18 on FOX.

[05/05/11 - 07:15 AM]
Just Announced: Sneak Peek of New Discovery Channel Series "Swamp Brothers," Tuesday, 5/10 at 10PM ET/PT
Following its post-"Deadliest Catch" debut, the series will regularly air Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/05/11 - 07:05 AM]
CMT Disaster Relief Concert Set to Premiere Live on Thursday, May 12 at 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. CT
The 90-minute special will feature performances by Hank Williams, Jr. and Alabama, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans and Tim McGraw.

[05/05/11 - 06:02 AM]
British Pop Superstar Cheryl Cole Joins Antonio "L.A." Reid and Simon Cowell on "The X Factor" Judges Panel
"I'm thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with," said Cowell. "She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent."

[05/04/11 - 04:03 PM]
All-Star Cast Set for Hallmark Channel's Production of "William and Catherine: A Royal Romance"
New additions include Victor Garber as Prince Charles and Jean Smart as Camilla Parker Bowles.

[05/04/11 - 03:11 PM]
Disney Channel's "Lemonade Mouth" Turns Up the Heat... DVR Viewings "Determinate" No. 1 Movie of Year Among Kids and Tweens
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, April 15.

[05/04/11 - 03:09 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: TNT Rides NBA Doubleheader
Plus: History's "How the States Got Their Shapes" opens on par with lead in "Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy."

[05/04/11 - 03:02 PM]
Another Number One Night for "Deadliest Catch"
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 3.

[05/04/11 - 02:19 PM]
NBC to Feature Special One-Minute Sneak Peek of Next Week's "Battle" Round Between Contestants Niki Dawson and Vicci Martinez During Coverage of Kentucky Derby on May 7
"The Voice" preview will air during the network's coverage on Saturday, May 7 (4-7 p.m. ET).

[05/04/11 - 01:41 PM]
"Modern Family" Presents A Very Special Way to Celebrate Mother's Day
Personalized e-cards are available on the "Modern Family" Facebook page and can be sent via Facebook, Twitter or email.

[05/04/11 - 01:27 PM]
MTV's Groundbreaking Docu-Series "Teen Mom" Returns on Tuesday, July 5th With Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci
The series returns for its third season on said date and has already been greenlit for a fourth season.

[05/04/11 - 01:10 PM]
FX Sends "Running Wilde" Burn Off to Late-Night Weekends
The show's final three installments will air Friday, May 6, Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, May 21 - all at 11:00/10:00c.

[05/04/11 - 10:59 AM]
"The Great Food Truck Race" Hits the Road for Season Two
The new season will roll out Sunday, August 14 at 10:00/9:00c following this summer's "Food Network Star" finale.

[05/04/11 - 10:59 AM]
NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products and Walgreens Team to Introduce Exclusive New Line of Consumables
The "Biggest Loser"-themed ready-to-drink shakes and meal bars are "designed to provide an excellent source of nutrition for people on-the-go."

[05/04/11 - 10:49 AM]
One Birthday Changes Destiny for a Teenage Girl, In ABC Family's Original Series "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," Premiering Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Skyler Samuels stars as the newcomer, which based on the book series on the same name by Liz Braswell.

[05/04/11 - 10:48 AM]
The Spotlight Is Turned Onto Four Guilty Looking Liars in the Season Two Premiere of "Pretty Little Liars," Premiering Tuesday, June 14th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Said premiere will be preceded by an all-day marathon starting at 11:00 AM (ET/PT).

[05/04/11 - 10:35 AM]
NBC Reveals Final 20 of 32 Selected Team Contestants Who Will Compete in "The Voice," New Hit Vocal Competition Series
Plus: NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 3.

[05/04/11 - 10:11 AM]
Disney XD's "Pair of Kings" and "Zeke and Luther" Hits Series Highs
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, May 2.

[05/04/11 - 10:01 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) "Workaholics" Gets Promoted! Hit Series Renewed for Second Season
Mail Order Comedy's Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck go back to work and start production on 10 new episodes of the series.

[05/04/11 - 09:39 AM]
Viewers Roll Out the Red Carpet for TLC's Royal Wedding Coverage
TLC spins the numbers for the week of April 22-29.

[05/04/11 - 09:38 AM]
WWE Superstar Edge(R) Joins Syfy's "Haven" as Guest Star
He'll play "a confidant to Nathan's (Lucas Bryant) late father [who] assisted the former sheriff in keeping particularly suspicious supernatural activity under wraps."

[05/04/11 - 09:24 AM]
"The Good Wife" Posts Its Best Adult 18-49 Rating Since October
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 3.

[05/04/11 - 09:11 AM]
ABC is Tuesday's 2nd-Most-Watched Net with 7 Straight Weeks of Year-to-Year Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 3.

[05/04/11 - 09:01 AM]
Spike TV Announces the Fifth Annual 2011 "Guys Choice" to Premiere on June 10 at 9 PM ET/PT
Nominees include Kobe Bryant, Mila Kunis, Mark Zuckerberg, Aaron Rodgers, Minka Kelly, Snooki, Mark Wahlberg, Daniel Tosh, Dwayne Johnson, Sofia Vergara and Manny Pacquiao.

[05/04/11 - 08:50 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Rises in Week Two
The talent competition posts NBC's highest non-sports adults 18-49 rating in its time period since November 2005.

[05/04/11 - 08:28 AM]
Military Channel Salutes the Heroics of SEALs With a Night of Programming Dedicated to the Elite Force on Sunday, May 8
Said lineup will include encores of "Navy SEALs: Untold Stories," "Ace in the Hole" and "Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story."

[05/04/11 - 08:23 AM]
Chiller Announces Casting for "Brian Keene's Ghoul"
Nolan Gould and Barry Corbin are the first to board the project, Chiller's first-ever original movie.

[05/04/11 - 08:07 AM]
ESPN and Pac-12 Reach Wide-Ranging, 12-Year Agreement
The deal will deliver more than 80 Pac-12 events each year, highlighted by more football games than the previous agreement.

[05/04/11 - 08:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Digital Launches Facebook 50 Day "Countdown To 'Futurama'" Kicking Off On Wednesday, May 4
Each day the network will release a new piece of exclusive content including preview clips, character designs, episode stills, story boards and much more.

[05/04/11 - 07:50 AM]
BBC America Launches Comedy Block
New and returning series include "The Inbetweeners," "Come Fly With Me," "Friday Night Dinner," "Katy Brand's Big Ass Show," "That Mitchell & Webb Show," "The Thick of It" and "Peep Show."

[05/04/11 - 07:07 AM]
Michele Tafoya Joins "Sunday Night Football" as Sideline Reporter
"This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a group for which I have great respect and admiration," said Tafoya.

[05/04/11 - 06:55 AM]
A&E Network Drives "Real Life. Drama." Brand With Expanded Industry-Leading Original Programming Slate
New pickups include "Coma," a scripted multi-night television event from executive producers Ridley and Tony Scott for Memorial Day 2012.







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[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
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The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
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[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
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Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats NBC's "Fallon" by Its Largest Margin Yet in Homes
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Retains 92% of Its Week-Ago Rating, Despite a Significantly Stronger NFL Game on CBS This Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
WWE(R) Superstar Christian(R) and WWE(R) Hall of Famer Edge(R) Reunite on Syfy's "Haven" in an All-New Episode Airing November 28
Jay Reso will appear in an all-new episode airing November 28, and will reprise the role for two additional episodes airing later in 2015.

[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Wraps CBS Run on Top
The Thursday football franchise heads to NFL Network only beginning next week.

[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC More Than Doubles Its Nearest Non-Sports Competition on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" Will Premiere on Wednesday, November 5
Season 3 consists of 16 thirty-minute episodes: 8 new episodes will air in 2014, and the remainder of Season 3 will air in 2015.