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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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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
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[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
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[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
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[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
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[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
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[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
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[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
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[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
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[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
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[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
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