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[05/23/11 - 10:02 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 23
Updates include: Showtime renews "Nurse Jackie," cancels "United States of Tara"; plus Bette Midler, Jeffrey Tambor join Al Pacino in HBO's Phil Spector docudrama.

[05/23/11 - 06:08 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Edges Out Win
Syfy's wrestling franchise squeaks out a victory in both viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/11 - 02:42 PM]
Lifetime Premieres New Drama "The Protector" Starring Ally Walker June 12 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
Tisha Campbell-Martin and Miguel Ferrer co-star in the project, from creator Jeffrey Bell.

[05/23/11 - 12:02 PM]
TNT's Exclusive Coverage of Game #3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Delivers Second Most-Viewed Game in Cable Television History
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, May 22.

[05/23/11 - 11:04 AM]
MTV Adds New Docu-Series "Caged" and A Second Season of "World of Jenks" to Its Diverse Slate of Programming
The latter will return for another season with expanded hour-long episodes "that bring viewers the unique stories of three young people as only he can."

[05/23/11 - 10:47 AM]
CBS Wins Every Half Hour in Viewers on the Final Sunday of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 22.

[05/23/11 - 10:44 AM]
ABC Claims the Week's Top 2 Scripted Series in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of May 2-8.

[05/23/11 - 10:35 AM]
More Star Power Added to The "2011 CMT Music Awards"
Among the additions: John Rich reunites with Big & Rich for the duo's first television performance in over three years.

[05/23/11 - 10:14 AM]
Chris Hardwick Signs Deal With BBC America to Host Ministry of Laughs and Pilot Based on His Nerdist Podcast
The branded comedy block launches Saturday, June 18 on the network.

[05/23/11 - 10:12 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights "How To Rock," A New Live-Action Series Featuring Original Music Starring Cymphonique Miller
The series centers on Kacey Simon (Cymphonique), a talented teenager who takes her pop/hip-hop band to new heights as their lead singer.

[05/23/11 - 09:36 AM]
Spike TV Announces the Pickup of New, Original Series, "Flipping Foreclosures"
The six-episode series will showcase the young, entrepreneurial duo of Utah-based Doug Clark and Mike Baird.

[05/23/11 - 09:32 AM]
VH1's Iconic Music Series "Behind the Music" Returns With Seven All New Episodes Beginning in June
Featured this season are Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert and Ricky Martin.

[05/23/11 - 09:25 AM]
Lauren Velez Guest Stars in Season Finale of A&E's "Breakout Kings" Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 10PM ET/PT
She'll play "the ruthless queen of a drug cartel, pulls off a violent and deadly escape while attending the funeral of her slain son."

[05/23/11 - 09:15 AM]
Chefs Go to Extremes in New Food Network Series "Extreme Chef"
Marsh Mokhtari hosts the eight-episode series, premiering Thursday, June 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/23/11 - 09:04 AM]
Jon Heder to Star In and Executive-Produce A Comedy Series Pilot, "Gulliver Quinn," for Disney XD
The project follows "a grown man enrolled in the seventh grade after his family returns from a 15-year research expedition - and living in a cave in remote northwest India."

[05/23/11 - 08:54 AM]
ABC Wins Season-Ending Sunday/Billboard Music Award Draws Biggest Crowd Since 2003
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 22.

[05/23/11 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Demos With "Billboard Music Awards"
CBS however has the most-watched program with "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost."

[05/23/11 - 08:15 AM]
ABC Family Acquires Network Television Premiere Rights to Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
The deal gives ABC Family the first-window rights to the network television premiere in 2013.

[05/23/11 - 08:09 AM]
TV Land Kicks Off Scorching Summer Premieres On June 19
Plus: "TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman" will now premiere Sunday, June 19.

[05/23/11 - 07:53 AM]
Tom Brokaw Hosts AMC's Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend
Said event features an original short documentary series entitled "A Path to Honor," produced by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker James Moll.

[05/23/11 - 07:23 AM]
New Animated Series, "Voltron Force," Premieres on Nicktoons June 16
"New Defenders Trilogy," a 90-minute movie, will premiere that Thursday at 8:30/7:30c.

[05/23/11 - 06:01 AM]
3net - The 24/7 3D Network From Sony, Discovery and IMAX - Celebrates June With Largest Native 3D Programming Rollout in Television History
3net's June programming schedule will focus on key general entertainment genres most compelling in 3D.

[05/23/11 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" Host Chris Powell
ABC's new summer series premieres Monday, May 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/11 - 09:49 PM]
Donald Trump Crowns the Winner of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" in Tonight's Live Finale
The Peacock details the winner of the show's latest edition.

[05/22/11 - 08:49 PM]
Disney Media Distribution Launches 13 New and 11 Returning Series to International Buyers
Said lineup was presented to the international TV market at its annual International Upfront event.

[05/22/11 - 08:29 PM]
Billboard Announces Winners of "The 2011 Billboard Music Awards"
This was the first year that ABC broadcast the event and marks the first "Billboard Music Awards" show since 2007.

[05/22/11 - 11:29 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "MLB Primetime" Sparks Demo Win for FOX
Plus: the season finale of "SNL" delivers a 7.0 rating/17 share in the metered markets.

[05/22/11 - 09:19 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores Its Highest Season-Closing Overnights in Seven Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/21/11 - 08:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Kitchen Nightmares" Closes On Top
The show's season finale is last night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[05/21/11 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's "20/20" and "What Would You Do?" Post Solid Gains on Friday
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 20.

[05/20/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 20
Updates include: Chris Vance is Cinemax's "Transporter"; Michael Sardo departs USA's "Fairly Legal"; and "Supernatural's" Misha Collins is downgraded from series regular.

[05/20/11 - 06:05 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoff Streak Continues
ESPN's postseason coverage goes untouched once again on Thursday.

[05/20/11 - 04:05 PM]
MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" Hits Season High Ratings
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, May 19.

[05/20/11 - 10:04 AM]
TLC Brings Back New Seasons of "Toddlers & Tiaras" and "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant"
They'll return Wednesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 22, respectively.

[05/20/11 - 09:35 AM]
Season Finales of CBS's Thursday Comedies Go Out With a "Bang"
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 19.

[05/20/11 - 09:01 AM]
Foo Fighters Set to Rock the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" Stage with Next Single "Walk"
Jason Sudeikis hosts the 20th annual event, airing Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/20/11 - 08:53 AM]
ABC's "Private Practice" Finale Hits a 5-Month High in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 19.

[05/20/11 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Big Finish for "The Office"
The show's post-Steve Carell season finale is the night's top scripted draw in adults 18-49.

[05/20/11 - 07:04 AM]
Discovery Introduces Viewers to a Man Who Claims He Can Hack Into Your Subconscious
As previously reported, "Deception With Keith Barry" premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/19/11 - 11:10 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe's" Anna Torv & John Noble
Part two of two from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[05/19/11 - 11:09 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe's" J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner
Part one of two from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[05/19/11 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: May 16-19
Updates include: Lisa Edelstein departs FOX's "House"; Matt Letscher, Sigourney Weaver report to HBO's "Spring/Fall"; and Masi Oka named series regular on CBS's "Hawaii Five-0."

[05/19/11 - 10:06 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 19
The two-part season finale airs Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25.

[05/19/11 - 06:03 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Continue Monster Run
TNT's postseason coverage dominates the competition on Wednesday.

[05/19/11 - 03:03 PM]
Discovery Channel Is on a Roll With the 4th Consecutive Night on Top Among Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 18.

[05/19/11 - 02:32 PM]
Record-Setting 95 Million Votes Cast Following Last Night's "American Idol" Performance Show
Said total marks the third-highest number of votes in the show's history and the highest total ever for a non-finale episode.

[05/19/11 - 02:01 PM]
TNT's Exclusive Coverage of Game #2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Delivers 10 Million Total Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 18.

[05/19/11 - 12:48 PM]
MTV2 Unleashes the Secret to How "The Dudesons" Phenomenon Started With the First Ever U.S. Debut of Original Finnish Episodes
The first of 30 new to the U.S. episodes is set for Friday, June 10 on the cable channel.

[05/19/11 - 12:00 PM]
Two-Hour Special "The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party" Will Air Live from Chicago Thursday, May 26 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The special will re-air in primetime later that evening from 9:00-11 p.m. ET/PT.

[05/19/11 - 11:26 AM]
New Season of "So You Think You Can Dance" Kicks Off With Atlanta and Bay Area Auditions Thursday, May 26, on FOX
The network details the initial weeks of the new season.







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[05/26/15 - 03:37 PM]
"Texas Rising" Ropes in 4.1 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/26/15 - 02:24 PM]
Western Conference Finals Game 4 on ESPN is Most-Watched Game of 2015 NBA Playoffs
ESPN further spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/26/15 - 01:27 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, May 29 at 9:00 P.M. on ABC
This season, the show travels to San Antonio, Texas, John QuiƱones' hometown, with surprising scenario outcomes that will be featured on an upcoming hour.

[05/26/15 - 01:18 PM]
ABC Family's "Young & Hungry" Hits a New Series High in Adults 18-34 and Season Highs in Other Key Demos
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/26/15 - 01:09 PM]
OWN's Hit Tyler Perry Drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" and Popular Sitcom "Love Thy Neighbor" Return with All-New Episodes This June
Said efforts return on Tuesday, June 30 and Friday, June 26, respectively.

[05/26/15 - 12:48 PM]
espnW to Premiere Documentary Series Highlighting Elite Female Athletes - espnW Originals: What Makes Us
The series is produced in collaboration with the sibling directing team, the Mundo Sisters, who previously directed the popular espnW Original Nine for IX Short: Rowdy Ronda Rousey.

[05/26/15 - 12:41 PM]
Women's College World Series: Top 8 National Seeds Compete; ESPN Televises for 15th Consecutive Year
The eight teams will play in a double-elimination tournament (May 28-31) in which two teams will advance to a best-of-three Women's College World Series Championship Series (June 1-3).

[05/26/15 - 12:38 PM]
Adult Swim Presents "The Virtual Brainload" in Partnership with WEVR
Previously only available as an in-person experiential activation with the Meatwad Fulldome Experience, The Virtual Brainload meets fans where they are with a dazzling animated presentation that gives a special glimpse of the backside of reality.

[05/26/15 - 12:30 PM]
The Second Season of the Acclaimed Showtime(R) Series "Ray Donovan" Starring Liev Schreiber Is on Sale Now
Season three will premiere on Sunday, July 12 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.

[05/26/15 - 12:02 PM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Critics' Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series Honorees and Presenters
The honorees were chosen by BTJA members from pilots, early episodes and trailers from series premiering after May 1.

[05/26/15 - 11:28 AM]
E! Cashes in on the Outrageous Lifestyles of Newly Minted Millionaires with Premiere of "New Money"
The newcomer will premiere Friday, May 29 at 10:30/9:30c following "The Soup."

[05/26/15 - 11:17 AM]
Lives Change with One Knock at the Door on New Unscripted Series "Knock Knock Live," Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, Premiering Tuesday, July 21, on FOX
The new unscripted series is "a can't-miss, life-changing weekly television event packed with unpredictable and thrilling surprises that enlists friends, families, neighbors and celebrities to help grant wishes with one simple knock on the door."

[05/26/15 - 10:47 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Primetime Specials Return to ABC During the NBA Finals
These special edition episodes will air in primetime every night of the NBA Finals beginning with Game 1, Thursday, June 4.

[05/26/15 - 10:31 AM]
The NBA's Funniest Moments to Be Featured on Disney XD with "NBA Slam Funk!"
The three 15-minute specials will include the NBA's best game action bloopers, fan and mascot antics, circus shots, and player outtakes.

[05/26/15 - 10:00 AM]
TV Land Continues Evolution with Two New Original Series, "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Impastor," Premiering on Wednesday, July 15th at 10PM ET/PT and 10:30PM ET/PT
Fan favorite "The Exes" will also be returning on July 15th at 11pm ET/PT.