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[07/29/11 - 11:11 PM]
Cable TCA Roundup: AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Discovery, Hallmark, HBO, History, Lifetime, MTV & Starz
Updates include: Steven Moffat to pen latest "Doctor Who" holiday special; "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" films still alive at HBO; and "Torchwood" may not return for another installment.

[07/29/11 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 29
Updates include: Carrie-Anne Moss lands "Chuck" arc; Vinnie Jones joins FX's "Powers" pilot; and Annabelle Gurwitch to develop Lifetime comedy.

[07/29/11 - 05:22 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits" Snares the Top Spot for USA
The newcomer builds from its "Burn Notice" lead-in among adults 18-49.

[07/29/11 - 12:19 PM]
Molly Parker to Join NBC's New Legal Drama "The Firm," Based on the Feature Film and Bestseller by World-Renowned Novelist John Grisham from eOne
She'll play Abby, the wife of Josh Lucas's character, a school teacher.

[07/29/11 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Family Kicks Off Its Annual 10-Day Long Summer Programming Event, "Campus Crush," Starting Monday, August 1
Said lineup includes a three-hour comedy block of new episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "State Of Georgia" on Wednesday, August 3.

[07/29/11 - 11:26 AM]
Season Nine Debut of Lifetime's Emmy(R)-Nominated "Project Runway" Averages 2.7 Million Total Viewers, Posting 8% Premiere-to-Premiere Growth in Demo
Lifetime spins the numbers for Thursday, July 28.

[07/29/11 - 11:23 AM]
OWN Announces "The Rosie Show" and "OWN Your Life (the oprah class)" Premiering Monday, October 10
Both shows will air weekdays at 7:00/6:00c and 8:00/7:00c, respectively.

[07/29/11 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Gains 7% Week to Week in Adults 18-49, Marking its Best Thursday in 3 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 28.

[07/29/11 - 10:04 AM]
Catch Up With Nick at Nite's Newest Family of "Friends" as the Acclaimed Series Launches on Sept. 5 With a Week-Long "Best of Friends" Marathon
The series will regularly air weeknights at 10:00/9:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[07/29/11 - 10:03 AM]
MTV Presents Full Slate at Their Summer TCA Presentation
"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "America's Best Dance Crew" to return; "Beavis and Butt-Head," "Good Vibes" to premiere October 27; and a sneak of "I Just Want My Pants Back" to air after the VMAs next month.

[07/29/11 - 10:03 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of Newest Animated Hit, "T.U.F.F. Puppy"
The series currently ranks as the number-two animated program with kids 2-11, only behind "SpongeBob SquarePants."

[07/29/11 - 10:02 AM]
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee Reports on 9/11 for Kids Too Young to Remember, In "What Happened?: The Story of September 11, 2001," Airing Sept. 1 at 9 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
The special will air commercial-free and is being complemented with an online discussion guide for parents, educators and caregivers.

[07/29/11 - 09:59 AM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back" Begins Production in New York City July 2011 and Is Slated for 2012 On-Air Debut
The comedy stars Peter Vack, Kim Shaw, Jordan Carlos, Elisabeth Hower, Sunkrish Bala and Chris Parnell.

[07/29/11 - 09:55 AM]
MTV Introduces New Animated Comedy "Good Vibes" to Its Line-Up
The series, due this fall, features the voices of Josh Gad, Adam Brody, Debi Mazar, Alan Tudyk, Danny McBride, Olivia Thirlby, Jake Busey and Tony Hale.

[07/29/11 - 08:59 AM]
"Big Brother" is Thursday's No. 1 Program in Key Demos; CBS Wins the Night
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 28.

[07/29/11 - 08:49 AM]
TLC Premieres & Ratings Highlights
The cable channel further details its remaining summer premieres, finales and specials.

[07/29/11 - 08:48 AM]
Sharks Meet Their Murderous Match: ID's "Shock Week" Begins August 8
Among the lineup: new seasons of "I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks" and "Unusual Suspects."

[07/29/11 - 08:47 AM]
TLC Unveils Fall 2011 Schedule
The cable channel details return dates for everything from "Cake Boss" to "Sister Wives" to "Extreme Couponing."

[07/29/11 - 08:46 AM]
Planet Green Dives Headfirst Into Its Third Annual "Blue August" Campaign
Ian Somerhalder hosts this year's event, which kicks off Sunday, August 21.

[07/29/11 - 08:45 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "Dark Minds" Explores Unsolved Serial Homicides Using a Secret Source - A Convicted Serial Killer Known Only as "13"
Non-fiction crime author M. William Phelps and criminal profiler John Kelly topline the eight-part series, due in January.

[07/29/11 - 08:44 AM]
Popular Music Artists Avril Lavigne, Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat and Claude Kelly Join Growing Lineup of Top Music Artists/Mentors on The Hub TV's Upcoming New Reality Series "Majors & Minors"
They join previously announced artists Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Mike Posner and Ryan Tedder.

[07/29/11 - 08:43 AM]
Discovery Fit & Health Kicks Off September With a New Season of "I'm Pregnant and..." Followed by Two All-New Specials
The show's sophomore season kicks off Thursday, September 1 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/29/11 - 08:40 AM]
Discovery Channel Fall Line-Up to Feature All-New Series and Season Premieres of Its Highest-Rated Shows
The network sets return dates for "Gold Rush: Alaska," "MythBusters," "Dirty Jobs," "Storm Chasers" and more!

[07/29/11 - 08:37 AM]
"Curiosity" Asks -- Do You Ever Wonder? Is Fear Healthy? Could You Live Forever? Why Is Sex Fun? Did God Create the Universe?
The Discovery series, premiering Sunday, August 7 at 8:00/7:00c to feature Eli Roth, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michelle Rodriguez and more!

[07/29/11 - 08:34 AM]
Animals Play Pivotal Role as Unexpected Saviors in Animal Planet's Emotionally Charged Series "Saved," Premiering this Fall
A preview of the six-part series will air Wednesday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/29/11 - 08:33 AM]
Military Channel's "Sharks of Steel Week" Chomps Down on the Competition
Said lineup includes the launch of "Perisher: Do or Die" on Thursday, August 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/29/11 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Rise Across the Board
ABC's "Expedition Impossible" sees a 23% jump from last week's demo numbers.

[07/29/11 - 07:17 AM]
HBO Renews Emmy Nominee(R) "Real Time With Bill Maher" for Its Tenth Season, Kicking Off in 2012
The show's current season wraps its summer run on August 5 before returning on September 16.

[07/29/11 - 07:07 AM]
Interview: Marvel's Head of Television Jeph Loeb
The executive chats about G4's new anime series "Iron Man" and "Wolverine," launching tonight at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/28/11 - 10:18 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Eliminated Couple Following Tonight's Results Show
Part four of four from our latest week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/28/11 - 10:17 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Rob Marshall Following Tonight's Results Show
Part three of four from our latest week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/28/11 - 10:16 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Mary Murphy Following Tonight's Results Show
Part two of four from our latest week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/28/11 - 10:15 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Nigel Lythgoe Following Tonight's Results Show
Part one of four from our latest week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/28/11 - 10:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 28
Updates include: Patricia Clarkson set for NBC's "Parks & Recreation"; John Corbett, Julie Benz join TNT's "Ricochet"; and Richard Hatem departs The CW's "Secret Circle."

[07/28/11 - 08:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping "Storage Wars"
A&E's hit series however sinks 19% among adults 18-49 from last week's season opener.

[07/28/11 - 04:39 PM]
Discovery Communications Extends "Shark Week" Experience with "Shark Week Live" and "Ultimate Sharks" Apps
The network's 24th annual "Shark Week" kicks off this Sunday, July 31.

[07/28/11 - 02:36 PM]
HBO/Cinemax 2011/2012 Programming Overview
A complete recap of all of the networks' programming highlights for the upcoming season.

[07/28/11 - 02:32 PM]
HBO Confirms Fall Debut Dates for New and Returning Series "Boardwalk Empire," "Hung," "How to Make It in America," "Bored to Death" and "Enlightened"
"Boardwalk Empire" "Hung," "How to Make It in America" are back on Sundays while "Bored to Death," "Enlightened" to take on Monday nights.

[07/28/11 - 01:38 PM]
British Songstress Adele to Make Her VMA Debut Performance at The "2011 MTV Video Music Awards"
Plus: Lil Wayne and Chris Brown to also return to the VMA stage.

[07/28/11 - 12:46 PM]
"The Office" Kit Hits Shelves August 2nd Just in Time for Season 8
The collection includes Michael Scott's "World's Best Boss" Coffee Mug, Angela's Baby Jazz Poster, Dwight's Schrute Buck and more!

[07/28/11 - 12:41 PM]
HBO2 Sets Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2011
"Killing in the Name," "Position Among the Stars," "Sun Come Up" and "Post Girl" are among the upcoming films.

[07/28/11 - 12:40 PM]
HBO Unveils Documentary Lineup for Second Half of 2011
Upcoming titles include "The Latino List," "Living in the Material World: George Harrison," "Sing Your Song" and "The Education of Dee Dee Ricks."

[07/28/11 - 11:34 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Scores for the Late-Night Week of July 18-22
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 18-22.

[07/28/11 - 11:04 AM]
"Superheroes," Exploring the World of Real-Life Caped Crusaders Out to Save Humanity, Debuts Aug. 8, Exclusively on HBO
The film spotlights several of the country's most famous masked heroes, including San Diego's Mr. Xtreme and the members of Brooklyn's New York Initiative (N.Y.I.).

[07/28/11 - 09:56 AM]
BBC America Orders First Original Scripted Series for Summer 2012
"Copper," from co-creators Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, centers on a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York.

[07/28/11 - 09:55 AM]
E! Lathers Up With New Fall Docu-Series "Dirty Soap" Taking Viewers Inside the Real Lives of Today's Hottest Soap Stars
Kelly Monaco, Nadia Bjorlin, Kirsten Storms, Farah Fath, JP Lavoisier and Galen Gering star in the 10-episode series, premiering Sunday, September 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/11 - 09:50 AM]
"Nightline" Grows Week-to-Week Across All Key Target Demos
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 18-22.

[07/28/11 - 09:47 AM]
"Big Brother" Wins Time Period in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 27.

[07/28/11 - 09:06 AM]
Science is the Home for Junkyard Genius in August With Two World Premiere Series - "JUNKies" and "Stuck With Hackett"
Both series launch back-to-back Thursday, August 18 beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/11 - 08:54 AM]
Syfy.com Lets Fans Select a Contestant for Season Two of Its Hit Reality Competition Series "Face Off"
The winner will snag the final contestant spot on the upcoming season, which returns in January 2012.







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Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will reprise their roles from the parent series.

[09/25/17 - 11:06 AM]
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[09/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
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[09/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
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[09/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
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[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
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[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special: "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" Premieres Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared - especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

[09/25/17 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Competition
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[09/25/17 - 08:11 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Launch Date and Logo
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[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
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[09/25/17 - 07:34 AM]
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Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

[09/25/17 - 07:25 AM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of NFL for Week 3 Up +4% Over 2016
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 24.

[09/25/17 - 06:03 AM]
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[09/24/17 - 08:01 PM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Beams CBS All Access to Its Highest Sign-Up Day Ever
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[09/24/17 - 11:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues College Football Reign
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