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[05/16/11 - 05:56 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping NBA Playoffs
ESPN's postseason coverage overshadows the competition on Friday.

[05/16/11 - 05:54 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Dominates for Second Week
Alongside "Mounted in Alaska," History takes the top two spots on Thursday.

[05/16/11 - 03:04 PM]
Flintstones! Meet "The Flintstones" on FOX: Modern Stone-Age Family Returns to Television in New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane
Dan Palladino and Kara Vallow will also executive produce the series, due in 2013.

[05/16/11 - 02:35 PM]
Video: FOX Fall Preview 2011/12 - Upfront Trailers
Watch the full-length new series trailers from today's upfront presentation.

[05/16/11 - 02:27 PM]
The Tween Comedy Series "So Random!," First Made Popular in "Sonny With A Chance," Begins to Air Sunday, June 5 (8:30 P.M., ET/PT) on Disney Channel
The series will "feature original comedic vignettes parodying pop culture and a wide variety of everyday life, big and small."

[05/16/11 - 12:55 PM]
Syfy Will Premiere New Reality Series, "Haunted Collector," Featuring Family of Paranormal Investigators Who Hunt Down Haunted Objects
The show's Wednesday, June 1 premiere will be bookended by a special "Ghost Hunters" and the season premiere of "Hollywood Treasure."

[05/16/11 - 12:42 PM]
TNT's Exclusive Coverage of Game #1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Delivers Most-Viewed Game in Cable Television History
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, May 15.

[05/16/11 - 12:09 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces June Premiere Dates for Four New Original Series
On tap are "Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal" (June 6), "The Dr. Laura Berman Show" (June 6), "Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind" (June 17) and "Carson Nation" (June 25).

[05/16/11 - 11:58 AM]
Trump: "I Will Not Be Running for President"
"The Apprentice" host will return for the show's 12th season, due next year.

[05/16/11 - 11:44 AM]
GSN's Hit Original Series "Baggage," Hosted by Jerry Springer, Returns for a Third Sensational Season on June 6 at 7:30 P.M. ET
This season "promises outrageous baggage reveals that are more memorable than ever before."

[05/16/11 - 11:06 AM]
TV Land's New Original Sitcom "Happily Divorced" Starring Fran Drescher Starts Production on First Season
John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold, Rita Moreno, Robert Walden and Valente Rodriguez also star.

[05/16/11 - 11:05 AM]
TV Land Sizzles This Summer With New Episodes of "Hot in Cleveland" Beginning June 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
Upcoming guest stars include Cedric The Entertainer, Doris Roberts, John Mahoney, Buck Henry, George Wendt and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

[05/16/11 - 10:30 AM]
"Body of Proof" Star Dana Delany Live Tweeting During This Season's Finale, Tuesday, May 17
She'll be tweeting from @DanaDelany live from 10:00-11:00 p.m., PT in conjunction with the west coast broadcast of the finale.

[05/16/11 - 10:29 AM]
Marvel Entertainment & ABC Studios Announce "Castle" Hardcover Graphic Novel
Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick will co-write the novel, due in stores in September.

[05/16/11 - 10:14 AM]
Disney to Donate Almost One Million Dollars Globally With "Disney Friends for Change Games," Premiering June 24 on Disney Channel and June 27 on Disney XD
Over 30 Disney stars from around the globe will compete in a series of fun physical challenges inspired by everyday "green" acts.

[05/16/11 - 10:13 AM]
Disney XD Premieres Martial Arts-Themed Sitcom "Kickin' It" and Season Two of Reigning Hit "Pair of Kings," Monday, June 13
Plus: additional new episodes of "Kickin' It" will also air Tuesday, June 14 through Thursday, June 16, all at 8:30/7:30c.

[05/16/11 - 10:10 AM]
CBS Adds Quartet, The CW Wants "H8R" for 2011-12 Season
Dramas "The 2-2" (formerly "Rookies"), "Unforgettable" (formerly "The Rememberer"), Susannah Grant's "A Gifted Man" and comedy "How to Be a Gentleman" all make the cut.

[05/16/11 - 10:05 AM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - Upfront Trailers
Watch the full-length new series trailers from today's upfront presentation.

[05/16/11 - 09:53 AM]
"Lingo," The Brand New Mystery-Word Game Show Hosted by Comedian Bill Engvall, Offers Players a Shot at $100,000
The series will air weeknights at 8:00/7:00c beginning June 6 on the cable channel.

[05/16/11 - 09:25 AM]
Two-Hour Season Finale of "Survivor: Redemption Island" Leads CBS to Sunday Win in Viewers and Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 15.

[05/16/11 - 09:25 AM]
PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere of "American Masters 'Pearl Jam Twenty'" Airing Friday, October 21, 9 P.M. ET/PT
The Cameron Crowe documentary will kick off the first-ever PBS Arts Fall Festival.

[05/16/11 - 09:12 AM]
ABC Posts its Top Sunday in Over 2 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 15.

[05/16/11 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Goes Out on Top
The "Redemption Island" finale however falls just short of last year's "Heroes vs. Villains" closer.

[05/16/11 - 07:53 AM]
Reilly, Rice: "Terra Nova" Will Air This Fall; Other FOX Notes
Plus: the executives on "America's Most Wanted's" demotion; the cancellation of its bubble shows; and a proposed two-hour comedy block in March.

[05/16/11 - 07:52 AM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Series "Flipped" Featuring "Survivor" Russell Hantz
The series follows Hantz, along with his family, around the Houston area as they try to buy low, renovate cheap and sell high.

[05/16/11 - 07:34 AM]
DirecTV's The 101 Network Becomes The Audience Network on June 1
The Audience Network will be accessible in 19.4 million homes on channel number 239.

[05/16/11 - 05:30 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Among the highlights: "Terra Nova" to kick off Mondays; "X Factor" set for Wednesdays, Thursdays; and Fridays to remain "Kitchen Nightmares," "Fringe."

[05/16/11 - 05:14 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ""Pirates of the Caribbean" Powers ABC
Plus: "SNL," hosted by Ed Helms, delivers a 4.9 rating/12 share in the metered markets.

[05/15/11 - 12:25 PM]
CBS Cancels "Bleep My Dad Says," "The Defenders" & "Mad Love"
The Eye announces its fall lineup on Wednesday, following FOX (Monday) and ABC (Tuesday) with The CW on Thursday.

[05/15/11 - 12:24 PM]
Greenblatt: "Apprentice" Will Be Back, With or Without Trump; Other NBC Notes
Plus: NBC's topper on "Chuck's" move to Fridays; its NFL contingency plans; holding "Smash" until midseason; and the future of the "Law & Order" franchise.

[05/15/11 - 12:13 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Whitney"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus an interview with Whitney Cummings.

[05/15/11 - 12:12 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Up All Night"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett.

[05/15/11 - 12:11 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Smash"
Watch five clips from the pilot plus interviews with Debra Messing and Katherine McPhee.

[05/15/11 - 12:10 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Prime Suspect"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Aidan Quinn and Maria Bello.

[05/15/11 - 12:09 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "The Playboy Club"
Watch four clips from the pilot plus interviews with Amber Heard, Eddie Cibrian and Hugh Hefner.

[05/15/11 - 12:08 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Grimm"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby and Silas Weir Mitchell.

[05/15/11 - 12:07 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Free Agents"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn.

[05/15/11 - 12:06 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "The Firm"
Watch an interview with author and executive producer John Grisham.

[05/15/11 - 12:05 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Best Friends Forever"
Watch two clips from the pilot plus an interview with Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair.

[05/15/11 - 12:04 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Bent"
Watch four clips from the pilot plus interviews with Amanda Peet and David Walton.

[05/15/11 - 12:03 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Awake"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Jason Isaacs and Wilmer Vaderrama.

[05/15/11 - 12:02 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Chelsea Handler and Laura Prepon.

[05/15/11 - 10:46 AM]
NBC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Among the Peacock's changes: "Chuck" to Fridays and "Harry's Law" to Wednesdays plus a fall edition of "The Sing-Off" on Monday nights.

[05/14/11 - 09:40 AM]
TBS, Travel Channel Set Summer Schedules; Discovery Orders "Deception With Keith Barry" to Series
Newcomers include "Man v. Food Nation," "Sand Masters," "Mancations" and "Paranormal Challenge."

[05/14/11 - 09:11 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Super Finish for "Smallville"
The CW drama wraps with its most-watched episode since October.

[05/14/11 - 08:49 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Surges in its Season Finale and Grows Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 13.

[05/13/11 - 10:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 13
Updates include: HBO renews "Treme"; Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts to run ABC's "Good Christian Belles"; and Robert De Niro in talks for Bernie Madoff telefilm.

[05/13/11 - 05:35 PM]
Contra Security Goes Back to School on the "Breaking In" Season Finale Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
Said finale moves from Wednesday, May 18 and bumps "Traffic Light's" swan song to Tuesday, May 31.

[05/13/11 - 05:34 PM]
ABC Announces Summer Show Premiere Date Changes
"101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Take the Money and Run" head to Tuesdays, "Expedition Impossible" lands on Thursdays and "Rookie Blue" to now return June 23.

[05/13/11 - 02:17 PM]
"Person of Interest," "Two Broke Girls" First to Series at CBS; Sarah Michelle Gellar-Led "Ringer" Shifts to The CW
Whitney Cummings and J.J. Abrams both get their second new series commitments for the 2011-12 season.







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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
The book was discovered by his wife Sherri Crichton amongst his archives and immediately identified the book as "Pure Crichton."

[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
"This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue," said Courteney Monroe.

[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.