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[07/27/11 - 10:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 27
Updates include: A&E, Lifetime make pilot decisions; and Max Martini to recur on ABC's new drama "Revenge."

[07/27/11 - 04:15 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom," "Tosh.0" Top Demos
USA's "Covert Affairs," "White Collar" however remain the most-watched series on the night.

[07/27/11 - 03:16 PM]
"Gene Simmons Family Jewels" Sixth Season Finale on A&E Draws Record Audience
Plus: new episodes will return Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/27/11 - 02:55 PM]
"Brad Meltzer's Decoded" Examines History Hidden in Plain Sight When Hit Series Returns for 2nd Season in 4th Quarter 2011
New topics this season include the Declaration of Independence, Ft. Knox, Billy the Kid, the Vatican and an ancient relic from the Crucifixion.

[07/27/11 - 02:53 PM]
History(R) Remembers 9/11 on Its Tenth Anniversary
"9/11: The Days After," a follow-up to "102 Minutes That Changed America," will premiere Saturday, September 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/27/11 - 02:51 PM]
History Announces "Vietnam in HD" - Six-Hour Series Follows in the Footsteps of Network's Acclaimed Emmy(R) Award Winning "WWII in HD"
Michael C. Hall narrates the event, which also features Edward Burns, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zachary Levi and Blair Underwood.

[07/27/11 - 02:49 PM]
"Around The World in 80 Ways" - New Series Premiering 4th Quarter 2011 on History
Robert "Boston Rob" Mariano and Dennis Anderson star in the 10-part series.

[07/27/11 - 02:45 PM]
History(R) Builds on Phenomenal Growth and Historic Success Celebrates Record Audiences
Newly announced series include "Invention USA," "Full Metal Jousting" and "United Stats of America."

[07/27/11 - 02:18 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie "Five" on October 10, 2011
The project features five short films from directors Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

[07/27/11 - 02:17 PM]
Russian Dolls Come to Life in Lifetime's New Reality Series Premiering August 11
The 12-episode series, set in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, will air Thursday nights at 10:30/9:30c.

[07/27/11 - 02:16 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere Unscripted Series "Picker Sisters" on August 2
The series, which bows with back-to-back episodes, features "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" alums Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen.

[07/27/11 - 02:15 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere Compelling, New Scripted Series "Against the Wall" on July 31
Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams and Kathy Baker topline the series, from executive producer Nancy Miller and creator Annie Brunner.

[07/27/11 - 12:18 PM]
RISE UP: ESPN's New Inspiration Series to Debut This Fall
The four-part series launches Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00/6:00c on the network.

[07/27/11 - 12:17 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Schedule for New Documentaries
The seven-week film series will premiere Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/27/11 - 12:14 PM]
TeenNick Proves The '90s Are "All That" as New Late-Night Retro Block Reaches Record Ratings
TeenNick spins the numbers for Monday, July 25.

[07/27/11 - 12:03 PM]
"Family Guy" Fans Can Win Big with the "Great News! We're Rich!" Sweepstakes
The grand prize champ will win $3,000, but more importantly, the bragging rights that his/her name could be mentioned during the season premiere.

[07/27/11 - 11:36 AM]
"E! True Hollywood Story: Amy Winehouse" Airs on Thursday, July 28th at 10:00 PM, ET/PT
The special, which originally aired on February 9, 2008, features interviews with Femi Temowo, Ian Barter and Lloyd Beiny.

[07/27/11 - 11:27 AM]
The Hottest Reservation on Daytime This Fall is Hallmark Channel's New Series, "Emeril's Table," Premiering September 26th
"Some of my most fulfilling memories have been in the kitchen preparing a meal with my family and friends, and 'Emeril's Table' creates that same kind of connection," said Lagasse.

[07/27/11 - 11:27 AM]
TLC Renews "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids"
The network has ordered 18 half-hour episodes, slated to premiere in March 2012.

[07/27/11 - 11:18 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Two Premiere of "Martha Bakes," A Hallmark Channel Original Series Beginning September 26
The 13-episode series airs Mondays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[07/27/11 - 11:08 AM]
Ewan McGregor, Betty White, Kristin Chenoweth and Jillian Michaels Will Join Whoopi Goldberg as Celebrity Judges for the Inaugural "American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards" Premiering Friday, November 11
Voting is currently underway at www.herodogawards.org.

[07/27/11 - 11:07 AM]
Billy Ray Cyrus Stars in "Christmas Returns to Canaan," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Coming Holiday 2011
"Christmas Returns to Canaan" is the sequel to the network's highly-rated "Christmas in Canaan."

[07/27/11 - 11:06 AM]
Melissa Gilbert Won't Be Upstaged in "The Christmas Pageant," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Holiday 2011
Robert Mailhouse, Ed Herrmann and Lennon Wynn also star in the project.

[07/27/11 - 11:04 AM]
Maria Thayer, Vivica A. Fox, Sam Page and Ryan Bittle Star with Emmy Winner Vicki Lawrence in "Annie Claus is Coming to Town," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Holiday 2011
The film will air as part of "Countdown to Christmas," which features more hours of holiday-themed programming than any other network.

[07/27/11 - 11:02 AM]
Sir Roger Moore to Star in "A Princess for Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2011
Co-starring with Moore is Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan, Travis Turner and newcomer Leilah De Meza.

[07/27/11 - 10:59 AM]
Tom Cavanagh and Faith Ford Discover a Change of Address Changes Lives in "Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2011
Co-starring with Cavanagh and Ford are Gil Bellows, Gabrielle Miller and Emma Lahana.

[07/27/11 - 10:58 AM]
"Jingle All the Way," A Hallmark Channel Original Animated Special Starring Jingle the Husky Pup Premieres Exclusively on the Network, Friday, November 25
The "Interactive Storybook & Story Buddy" is part of a significant partnership from retail to on-air, digital and social media to promote the special.

[07/27/11 - 10:56 AM]
Dean Cain and Rachel Blanchard Star in "The Case for Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering Holiday 2011
The project also stars George Buza and Barry Flatman.

[07/27/11 - 10:56 AM]
The Weather Channel Greenlights New Series "Coast Guard Alaska," Produced by Al Roker Entertainment
The seven-episode series will launch Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/27/11 - 10:55 AM]
Judd Nelson Stars in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere "Cancel Christmas," Holiday 2011
Justin Landry, Connor Price and newcomer Sante Scaletta also star in the project.

[07/27/11 - 10:54 AM]
Elizabeth Berkley Stars with Jason Gray-Stanford in the World Premiere of "Lucky Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering Holiday 2011
The film is the latest offering in Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" celebration.

[07/27/11 - 10:52 AM]
Tricia Helfer, Greg Bryk, Tedde Moore and Mairtin O'Carrigan Star in "Mistletoe Over Manhattan," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Holiday 2011
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" features more holiday-themed programming than any other network.

[07/27/11 - 10:50 AM]
Catherine Bell and Chris Potter Return to Star in the World Premiere of "The Good Witch's Family," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, October 29
The latest sequel will air as part of the network's "Countdown to Halloween" celebration.

[07/27/11 - 10:47 AM]
Martin Mull and Rhea Perlman Star in "Oliver's Ghost," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, October 22
The project is part of "Countdown to Halloween," a week-long celebration book-ended by two original movies.

[07/27/11 - 10:45 AM]
Kim Delaney, Jared Abrahamson, Sarah-Jane Redmond and Paul McGillion All Star in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original Premiere, "Finding a Family," Saturday, October 15
Emmy-nominated Tom Patricia ("Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story") is among the executive producers.

[07/27/11 - 10:44 AM]
Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Wes Brown and Julie Mond Star as a Frontier Family Beset by Sudden Tragedy in "Love's Everlasting Courage," The Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, October 1
The additional film brings Hallmark Channel's highly rated and most successful movie series ever.

[07/27/11 - 10:43 AM]
Nancy McKeon, Wes Brown and Julie Mond Star in "Love Begins," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, September 17
Brown and Mond also star in the second prequel, "Love's Everlasting Courage," Saturday, October 1.

[07/27/11 - 10:41 AM]
If It's Time for Christmas, It's Time for Hallmark Channel! America's Favorite Family Network Launches Its Most Anticipated Seasonal Event, "Countdown to Christmas," Beginning November 12
Said programming slate includes 14 original movies and one-of-a-kind original animated specials.

[07/27/11 - 10:29 AM]
USA Network Reunites With Toyota for Hit Original Series "Royal Pains" With Series Star Jill Flint
The partnership includes in-show integration, custom vignettes and online association with USA's popular "Royal Rewards" affinity program.

[07/27/11 - 10:29 AM]
Disney XD Makes Huge Splash with "Pool Daze" Monday
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, July 25.

[07/27/11 - 10:11 AM]
The Glitz and Glamour Returns With Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Season 2 Premiering Monday, September 5, at 9PM ET/PT
All six original over-the-top housewives are back: Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.

[07/27/11 - 08:52 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Demo Crown
FOX's "Hell's Kitchen," "Masterchef" post week-to-week gains as NBC's "Got Talent," "It's Worth What?" slide.

[07/27/11 - 08:20 AM]
Jeri Ryan Will Guest Star on Syfy's Hit Series "Warehouse 13" Monday, August 1, at 9PM ET/PT
She'll play Amanda, "whose planned fairy tale wedding is derailed when exposure to an artifact threatens her life and the lives of everyone around her."

[07/27/11 - 08:00 AM]
CBS to Spearhead the First-Ever "Reality Mud Run" to Benefit Survivor Stand Up 2 Cancer
The 5K run will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Oak Canyon Park Blue Diamond Haul Road, in Silverado, Calif., near Irvine.

[07/27/11 - 07:18 AM]
ION Television Acquires Top-Rated "Psych," Monk," and "House" From NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution
"House" will air two times per week beginning in the fall of 2012.

[07/27/11 - 06:18 AM]
Taylor Swift to Receive Ultimate Choice Award During "Teen Choice 2011" Airing Sunday, August 7, Live on FOX
Past recipients include Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mike Myers, as well as Venus and Serena Williams.

[07/27/11 - 12:59 AM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "The Closer" Stands as Most-Watched
History's "Pawn Stars" however maintains its adults 18-49 crown.

[07/26/11 - 10:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 26
Updates include: Dan Jinks sets up shop at CBS Television Studios; Chelsea Kane to visit The CW's "One Tree Hill"; and Zoey Deutch to recur on newcomer "Ringer."

[07/26/11 - 04:00 PM]
Big Balls, Pigeons and (Of Course) Lots and Lots of Duct Tape, In New Fall Season of Emmy(R)-Nominated "MythBusters"
The three-time Emmy-nominated series will return with 11 new episodes this October.

[07/26/11 - 03:59 PM]
"Dinosaur Revolution's" All-Star Crew of Animators and illustrators to Reset Standard for Dinosaur Storytelling
The four-part series will premiere Sunday, September 4 and Sunday, September 11 from 9-11PM ET/PT each night.







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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Symbol Is Revealed in Lifetime(R)'s Miniseries Event, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" Premiering May 30th and 31st
Kelli Garner stars in the title role of the four-hour event.

[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" and "Chasing Life" Rise to Season Highs in Finales
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, March 23.

[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
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The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
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Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
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Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
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[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
The series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.