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[07/13/11 - 10:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 13
Updates include: Jesse Spencer locks in "House" return; Kal Penn to recur on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother"; and Rick Malambri to play "The Lying Game" for ABC Family.

[07/13/11 - 09:38 PM]
Travel Channel's New Original Docu-Series "Truck Stop, Missouri" Drops Viewers Into the Crossroads of America
The 12-episode series will now launch Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/13/11 - 04:16 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom" Continues Demo Reign
MTV's staple, Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" and Discovery's "Deadliest Catch" take the top adults 18-49 spots.

[07/13/11 - 03:01 PM]
MTV Picks-Up A Second Season of Its Hit Series "Teen Wolf"
The series will return with 12 all new one-hour episodes in 2012.

[07/13/11 - 02:55 PM]
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: "Deadliest Catch" Number One 14 Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 12.

[07/13/11 - 02:39 PM]
Anticipation Reaches Fever Pitch: Warner Bros. Booth Will Be "On Fire" at Comic-Con 2011
One lucky Con-goer will receive a Tweety Bird-branded convertible Volkswagen Bug.

[07/13/11 - 02:19 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Tops Heated Race
History's juggernaut bests nearly 40 originals on cable that night.

[07/13/11 - 02:18 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Continues HBO's Reign
The vampire drama is the most-watched program on Sunday by a wide margin.

[07/13/11 - 01:01 PM]
Encore Enters into Premium Pay TV Original Programming - Unveils "Moby Dick" & "The Take" Mini-Series, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" Documentary
William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, and Gillian Anderson star in the Herman Melville adaptation, premiering Monday, August 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/13/11 - 12:37 PM]
Jason Aldean Takes the Stage for An All-New CMT "Invitation Only" Premiering Friday, July 29
In this one-hour concert special, Aldean performs "Hicktown", "Amarillo Sky","Why" and "Crazytown," among others.

[07/13/11 - 12:36 PM]
Discovery Communications, Intel Team to Tackle Some of Life's Biggest Questions
"Curiosity: The Questions of Life" is set to debut Sunday, August 7 on the cable channel.

[07/13/11 - 12:35 PM]
Jennifer Salke Named President of NBC Entertainment
Salke was behind the Peacock's "The Playboy Club" and "Awake" at 20th Century Fox Television.

[07/13/11 - 12:28 PM]
Sundance Channel Hosts a Revolution of Modern Invention in New Original Series "Quirky"
The six-episode series premieres Tuesday, August 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/13/11 - 12:02 PM]
HBO Acquires North American TV Rights to Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World"
The documentary will debut in two parts - on October 5 and 6 - exclusively on HBO.

[07/13/11 - 11:30 AM]
Reality Hitmaker Mike Fleiss Joins The CW's Highly Anticipated "H8R" As Executive Producer
"So much reality TV is completely derivative. Not H8R," said Fleiss.

[07/13/11 - 11:25 AM]
TV One Extends "Unsung" Monday Nights at 10 PM ET Throughout the Summer, Adds Three New Original Episodes
Billy Preston, The Sylvers and Mary Wells are among the premiere installments.

[07/13/11 - 11:04 AM]
Lifetime Unveils 20 New Designers for "Project Runway," Season Nine
The series returns with 90-minute episodes on Thursday, July 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/13/11 - 11:00 AM]
Disney XD Orders New Live-Action Comedy Series "Lab Rats"
Due in 2012, the series stars Tyrel Jackson Williams, Billy Unger, Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund and Hal Sparks.

[07/13/11 - 10:30 AM]
Futon Media to Debut Original Comedy Pilot ".comEDY" at The 6th Annual ITVFest on Friday, August 5
Check out the trailer to our original production starring Jessica Collins, Tyler Francavilla, Amad Jackson, Paul Reese, Teddy Sears, Amir Talai and Kevin Weisman.

[07/13/11 - 10:04 AM]
WrestleMania(R) Special on NBC Saturday, August 13 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT
The hour-long special will feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVII.

[07/13/11 - 10:01 AM]
CBS Announces Additional Celebrities Who Will Trade Lives With Their Namesakes This Summer on "Same Name"
Mike Tyson, Kathy Griffin and Reggie Bush will join the previously announced David Hasselhoff.

[07/13/11 - 09:39 AM]
AMC Debuts First-Look of "The Walking Dead" During Premiere of "Breaking Bad"
Season four of "Breaking Bad" premieres this Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/13/11 - 09:03 AM]
ABC Announces Early Renewal of Popular Summer Drama Series, "Rookie Blue"
Season three is currently in development and will move into production in Toronto later this summer.

[07/13/11 - 09:01 AM]
Spike TV Unveils 2011 Comic-Con Line Up
Highlights include a "Deadliest Warrior - Vampires Vs. Zombies" panel on Thursday, July 21.

[07/13/11 - 08:42 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Overshadows All-Star Game
Early results put FOX's annual MLB special down 14% among adults 18-49 from a year ago.

[07/13/11 - 08:42 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Expands Offering to a Number of Additional Comcast Markets
Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Hartford, Pittsburgh and Richmond are among the latest additions.

[07/13/11 - 08:39 AM]
Oxygen and "Bad Girls Club" Invade Comic-Con
IDW Publishing will premiere "The Adventures of the Bad Girls Club: An Illustrated Episode" at the event.

[07/13/11 - 07:14 AM]
Kate Snow Joins New NBC News Primetime Newsmagazine as Correspondent
She'll join the previously announced Harry Smith as well as anchor Brian Williams.

[07/13/11 - 05:35 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Become Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN also announced that Erik Logan and Sheri Salata, currently presidents of Harpo Studios, will now become presidents of OWN, effective immediately.

[07/12/11 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 12
Updates include: Bette Midler exits HBO's Phil Spector project; Lauren German joins "Hawaii Five-0" at CBS; and Mark Valley likewise set for NBC's "Harry's Law."

[07/12/11 - 07:31 PM]
Ted Danson to Star in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
He'll play the new CSI Supervisor for the grave shift after heading the crime lab in Portland.

[07/12/11 - 05:28 PM]
Video: "The X Factor" World Premiere Preview
Watch the promo the debuted during tonight's MLB All-Star Game.

[07/12/11 - 03:22 PM]
Audience Growth Momentum Continues for The Hub TV Network With New Summer Schedule
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of July 4-10.

[07/12/11 - 03:17 PM]
"Dub Magazine Project" Drives in Big Premiere Ratings for MTV2
MTV2 spins the numbers for Sunday, July 10.

[07/12/11 - 02:43 PM]
Juliette Lewis and Callum Keith Rennie Tapped for eOne's New Legal Drama "The Firm," Based on the Feature Film and Bestseller by World-Renowned Novelist John Grisham
Plus: David Straiton tapped to direct the pilot while Helen Shaver joins as a producer/director.

[07/12/11 - 01:51 PM]
Season Two of "Hawaii Five-0" Is Blessed
Production on season two kicked off in Honolulu this morning with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host culture.

[07/12/11 - 01:43 PM]
USA Originals Dominate Week Leading Network to Weekly Win
USA spins the numbers for the week of July 4-10.

[07/12/11 - 01:05 PM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day; "Friends for Change Games" a Huge Success Across Platforms
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 4-10.

[07/12/11 - 12:58 PM]
ESPN's "State Farm Home Run Derby" Telecast Delivers 6,686,000 Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, July 11.

[07/12/11 - 12:45 PM]
TNT's "The Closer" Draws 7.2 Million Viewers, While "Rizzoli & Isles" Nabs 6.4 Million in Sizzling Summer Premieres
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, July 11.

[07/12/11 - 11:56 AM]
Syfy Supercharges "Alphas" Campaign With NBCU Partnership, Hispanic Marketing and Shazam
Placements and partnerships will include Telemundo, Mun2, and Univision channels and Latin targeted radio buys.

[07/12/11 - 11:52 AM]
"Koran by Heart" Goes Inside the World's Oldest Koran-Reciting Contest to Tell the Inspiring Stories of Three Young Competitors, When It Debuts Aug. 1, Exclusively on HBO
Directed by Greg Barker, the film captures the drama of the 2010 edition of this annual event.

[07/12/11 - 11:48 AM]
Warner Bros. and Comic-Con Team Up for Official Bag of Comic-Con 2011
"The Big Bang Theory," "Fringe," "Supernatural," "The Vampire Diaries," "Green Lantern: The Animated Series," "The Looney Tunes Show" and "ThunderCats" are among the spotlighted series.

[07/12/11 - 11:47 AM]
History(R) Posts Blockbuster Ratings on Monday Night with Two-Hour "American Pickers," "American Restoration" and "Pawn Stars" Crossover Event
History spins the numbers for Monday, July 11.

[07/12/11 - 11:41 AM]
Syfy's New Monday Night Scripted Programming Block Gets Off to Powerful Start Led by "Alphas" 2.5 Million Total Viewers - Most Watched Channel Debut in Two Years!
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, July 11.

[07/12/11 - 11:19 AM]
Shark Week Fans Can Get "Fish Eye" View of Real Sharks With Georgia Aquarium's "Shark Cam"
Discovery's annual event kicks off Sunday, July 31 and runs through Saturday, August 6.

[07/12/11 - 11:17 AM]
TNT's Epic Series "Falling Skies" Continues to Reign as Cable's Top New Drama
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 4-10.

[07/12/11 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Wins the Week Among Young Adults, Thanks to Original Episodes of "Masterchef" and "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX spins the numbers for the week of July 4-10.

[07/12/11 - 11:09 AM]
"Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes" Series Finale to Air Sunday, August 14 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Plus: Oprah and her staff also offer their thoughts in two revealing studio specials airing July 24 and August 14.

[07/12/11 - 11:07 AM]
"Harry Potter" Weekend Drives ABC Family to its Best Week of 2011
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of July 4-10.







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[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
"60 Minutes" and "Big Brother 16" are the most-watched programs in said categories.

[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama "Colony"
The project is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.