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[08/16/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 16
Updates include: The CW on track for "Sex and the City" prequel series; Jim Belushi eyes a return to comedy; and a bevy of casting news.

[08/16/11 - 05:14 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Holds Onto Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "The Lying Game," Bravo's "Most Eligible Dallas" and HBO's "Gloria: In Her Own Words."

[08/16/11 - 05:06 PM]
"Teen Wolf" Season One Comes to a Dramatic Conclusion and Scores Series High Ratings
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 04:12 PM]
The Healing Power of Laughter Continues as Adult Swim Announces Season 4 Pickup of Acclaimed Comedy "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm very pleased and honored by this announcement," said Rob Corddry. "I'm also very surprised, given that I write this show when I'm very, very drunk."

[08/16/11 - 03:51 PM]
Oxygen's "Hair Battle Spectacular" Shows Demo Growth in Premiere Episode
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 03:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Honeymoon for One" Proves An Irresisitble Journey for 2.9 Million Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 13.

[08/16/11 - 03:00 PM]
Sean Astin, JoBeth Williams and Natalie Hall Star in "Love's Christmas Journey" Slated for November
Inspired by Janette Oke's award winning book series, the four-hour Christmas movie event also stars Greg Vaughan.

[08/16/11 - 02:52 PM]
FOX Wins Fifth Week in a Row
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 02:12 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "I Didn't Do It" Tells the Story of a True Nightmare
The new one-hour special debuts Saturday, August 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/11 - 01:51 PM]
Disney XD Debut of "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" is the Network's No. 1 Movie Telecast Ever
Disney XD spins the numbers for Saturday, August 13.

[08/16/11 - 01:50 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Next Food Network Star" Wraps With Season High
E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and History's "Top Gear" also hit season highs.

[08/16/11 - 12:52 PM]
Food Network #1 in Cable Sunday Night
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:34 PM]
History's "Ice Road Truckers" and "Top Gear" Hit Season Highs on Sunday
History spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:31 PM]
"iCarly" Scores 5.5 Million Viewers and Ranks as Weeks' Top Kid and Tween Telecast
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 12:25 PM]
Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin'" Continues to Snare Record Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:16 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group, MYTRAK and Reveille to Launch The Biggest Loser Slim Coach System
This September, the technology will be available to show contestants and people all across North America, allowing them to compare their activity levels to the show's contestants.

[08/16/11 - 12:14 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Sixth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 12:08 PM]
Pushed Over the Edge: Extraordinary Firsthand Accounts in Discovery Channel's Newest Series "I Faked My Own Death"
The three-part series premieres Saturday, September 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[08/16/11 - 11:43 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day and Prime for the 9th Straight Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 11:17 AM]
Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" is the #1 Program of the Week on the Broadcast Networks in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 10:49 AM]
Basic Cable's Top Two Scripted Series - "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" - Continue TNT's Tremendous Success Last Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 10:33 AM]
Disney Channel to Premiere "Pixie Hollow Games," A New Disney Fairies Animated Special Starring Brenda Song, Jason Dolley, Tiffany Thornton and Zendaya
The special is executive-produced by Academy Award winner John Lasseter and directed by Bradley Raymond.

[08/16/11 - 10:22 AM]
ABC Finishes as the 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network for the Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 09:15 AM]
Lincoln MKX Gets Star Turn in USA's Newest Original Series "Necessary Roughness"
The Lincoln MKX premium midsize crossover is featured across multiple platforms including in-show integration as Dr. Dani Santino's personal car.

[08/16/11 - 09:04 AM]
Get Ready for Mayhem! 345 Games "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon" Receives Official Launch Date
The game features all of the voice actors from the show, a script penned by the show writers and original characters created by the show creator Devin Clark.

[08/16/11 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor Pad" is Up Year to Year by Double-Digit Percentages
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Lifts FOX to Record Night
Combined with "Masterchef," the network posts its best Monday summer numbers in four years.

[08/16/11 - 08:40 AM]
Syfy Will Celebrate Labor Day With Programming Festival September 2 Through September 5
The programming stunt includes a "Star Trek: Next Generation" marathon, two days of theatrical blockbusters and an all-day festival of werewolf and vampire movies.

[08/16/11 - 08:12 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Sets Fall Schedule Featuring All-New Series and Specials as Well as Returning Favorites
Newly announced stand-up specials include Jeff Dunham, Craig Ferguson, Pablo Francisco, Donald Glover, TJ Miller and Carlos Mencia.

[08/16/11 - 08:11 AM]
HBO Films' "Too Big to Fail": Encore plays this Wednesday and Sunday
In addition, the film will be available on HBO On Demand from Monday, Aug. 22 to Monday, Sept. 26.

[08/16/11 - 07:45 AM]
A&E and Bio Channel Present Four Commerical-Free Documentary Specials Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Said offerings include "Portraits from Ground Zero," "When Pop Culture Saved America," "I Survived...9/11" and "Beyond: Messages from 9/11."

[08/16/11 - 07:24 AM]
History(R) Announces Bill Paxton to Join Kevin Costner in "The Hatfields and McCoys"
Kevin Reynolds is directing from a script by Ted Mann and Ron Parker.

[08/16/11 - 07:04 AM]
Dueling Designers Makeover Model Homes in HGTV's New Weekly Series "Showhouse Showdown"
"The Bachelor's" Bob Guiney hosts the series, premiering Monday, September 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/11 - 06:38 AM]
Battle Lines Are Drawn In All-New Season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Premiering on Cartoon Network, Friday, September 16, 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
Also returning on that night: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," "Young Justice," "Generator Rex" and "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien."

[08/16/11 - 06:33 AM]
NBC Announces the 16 Groups Vying to Be the Best A Cappella Group in the Country on "The Sing-Off"
The show's third season, with the number of groups competing expanded to 16, premieres Monday, September 19.

[08/15/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 15
Updates include: TLC cancels "Kate Plus 8"; Peter Tolan to pen NBC's Sean Hayes-led comedy; and ABC lands a pair of potential dramas.

[08/15/11 - 05:32 PM]
MTV Gets Even More "Awkward" Picking Up a Second Season of Its Hit Comedy
The series continues its season one run on Tuesday nights with 7 all-new remaining episodes.

[08/15/11 - 03:31 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Originals
Syfy's wrestling franchise leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/15/11 - 02:03 PM]
Bad to the Bone: "Dinosaur Revolution" to Premiere September 4 and 11 on Discovery Channel
The four-part series premieres Sunday, September 4 on the cable channel.

[08/15/11 - 12:55 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Oprah.com Sweepstakes
Starting today, viewers can enter for a chance to meet Oprah Winfrey at the O You! event in Atlanta, Georgia.

[08/15/11 - 10:38 AM]
Travel Channel Triple Stacks Three Original Series on Tuesday Nights Premiering on October 4
Newcomer "Made in America" will be joined by returning series "Mysteries At The Museum" and "Off Limits."

[08/15/11 - 10:27 AM]
Animal Planet Announces Matching Campaign for the Network's Charitable Giving Initiative - R.O.A.R.
The matching campaign allows consumer donations to be matched dollar for dollar up to $90,000 from the proceeds of Animal Planet licensed products.

[08/15/11 - 09:58 AM]
"HGTV Design Star" Season Seven Now Casting
Beginning Sunday, August 21, open auditions for the seventh season will get underway at various locations across the country.

[08/15/11 - 09:42 AM]
"Big Brother" Tops Sunday in Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/15/11 - 09:30 AM]
MTV Goes Under Lockdown With the Series Premiere of "Cuff'd," on Monday, August 29 at 11PM ET/PT
The documentary series "provides viewers with a fly-on-the-wall perspective of what happens on the ride to the precinct after young offenders are arrested."

[08/15/11 - 09:24 AM]
Designer Sabrina Soto Reveals How to Make High-End Style Affordable in "The High Low Project"
The newcomer formally launches Saturday, September 3 at 8:30/7:30c.

[08/15/11 - 09:02 AM]
Platinum-Selling New Zealand Pop Band Goldenhorse Make Their U.S. Debut on ABC Family's "The Lying Game"
Smartphone users can go to ABCFamily.com and get their song "Jump Into the Sun" for free in the next 24 hours.

[08/15/11 - 08:54 AM]
ABC's "CMA Music Festival" Surges by 1 Million Viewers Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/15/11 - 08:53 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Modest Start for FOX's "In The Flow"
CBS dominates the night thanks to a PGA overrun from that afternoon.

[08/15/11 - 08:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "Brickleberry" Animated Series, a Co-Production of Fox 21 and Comedy Central, From Executive Producers Daniel Tosh, Waco O'Guin and Roger Black
"Daniel Tosh pointed a gun at our heads and asked if we would put this series on the air, and we agreed that would be a good idea," said Kent Alterman.







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[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.

[08/27/15 - 12:48 PM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Rolls Out the Red Carpet More Celebrity Guests, More Comedy, More Fun Than Ever!
Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.

[08/27/15 - 11:43 AM]
Treasure Hunters Dig Deep Into American History to Search for Vanished Fortune on the Series Premiere of "Rebel Gold" Airing Tuesday, Sept 15 on Discovery
The project is an all-new series that follows an experienced group treasure hunters as they join forces to retrace Jefferson Davis' trail and search for clues that could lead them to the legendary treasure.

[08/27/15 - 11:30 AM]
Betty White to Guest-Star on FOX Drama "Bones"
She'll play an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football - which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise.

[08/27/15 - 11:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Tanked" Delivers Marvelous Masterpieces to Megastars, MVPs, Magicians and Musicians
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Friday, September 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/15 - 11:01 AM]
TBS Orders Two More Seasons of "American Dad!"
In November, the network announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer for the Emmy(R) Nominated Outstanding Drama Series "Homeland"
Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
All-New Dance Docuseries "Step It Up" Premieres September 25 on Lifetime
Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of the elite dance company, the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT).

[08/27/15 - 10:26 AM]
A&E and LMN to Premiere Two New Documentaries Chronicling the Troubling Persona of O.J. Simpson and the Criminal and Civil Trials Against Him
A&E will premiere the two-hour special "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes" on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00/8:00c.